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Sandpoint High Fall 2014

View THIS WEEK'S Sports Schedule.

Cross-Country - Varsity/JV
Football - Varsity - Junior Varsity - Freshman
Soccer - Boys Varsity - Girls Varsity - Boys JV - Girls JV
Volleyball - Varsity - JV

Youth Volleyball League :: Nov. 1-Dec. 6

Join Sandpoint Parks and Recreation for another exciting season of Youth Volleyball League, grades 3 through 6. Play will be split into 3rd/4th grade and 5th/6th grade teams. Registration deadline is Oct. 6, 2014.
Practice will be held once a week with games played on Saturday mornings at Sandpoint Middle School, Nov. 1 through Dec. 6. (No play or practice Thanksgiving week, Nov. 23-29). Fees: 1 Player- $35 County/$30 City; 2 Players - $60 County/$50 City; 3 Players - $80 County/$70 City. Jerseys are $14, and partial scholarships are available.
Volunteer coaches are needed. A coaches meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 16 and Friday, Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 1123 Lake St. All coaches will be contacted. Pick a meeting to attend.  
Pre-register at City Hall in the Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St. or call 263-3613 if you have any further questions.

Intro to Bike Maintenance :: Nov. 13

Sandpoint Parks and Recreation partners with Sports Plus to bring an Introduction to Bike Maintenance. A bicycle provides transportation and exercise. A bicycle itself consists of numerous levers, bearings, pivots, and parts that require proper care and maintenance. Without a basic understanding, these parts and how they all work together can be intimidating. This introductory class will teach you how to keep those parts running and operating like they were brand new.
- Fall Session will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at Sports Plus, 315 S. Ella, and includes tips and rules for prepping and storing your bike for winter.
- Class space is limited to 8; pre-register by Nov. 7 at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St. $22 fee with a $2 discount for participants residing inside Sandpoint city limits.
- For more information call 263-3613. For other activities offered by P&R, visit CityofSandpoint.com.

Youth Open Gym Basketball :: Nov. 16-March 15

Sandpoint Parks and Recreation partners with the Lake Pend Oreille School District to offer free Open Gym Basketball at Sandpoint High School. Gym availability permitting, open gym will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m on Sundays, Nov. 16-March 15. This time period is reserved for youth grades 3 through 12. (No open gym Feb. 1). Although a gym monitor will be present, this is not a supervised activity.
Please contact Parks and Recreation with any additional questions: 208-263-3613 or CityofSandpoint.com.

Adult Open Gym Basketball :: Nov. 16-March 15

Sandpoint Parks and Recreation partners with the Lake Pend Oreille School District to offer Adult Open Gym Basketball at Sandpoint High School, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays, Nov. 16-March 15. Entry fee is $2 per player, payable at the door to the Gym Coordinator.

Please contact Parks and Recreation with any additional questions: 208-263-3613 or CityofSandpoint.com.

Women's Self Defense Classes :: Nov. 17, Feb. 9

Sandpoint Taekwondo, 218 Main St., offers Women's Self Defense Courses. The courses are designed to empower women and teens (ages 13 and up) and go into all aspects of personal safety for women against an adult male perpetrator.
Class fee is $37 per session with a $2 discount for participants residing inside Sandpoint city limits. Each session allows for a maximum of 10 participants. Courses take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Pre-register at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake Street in Sandpoint.
- Registration deadline is Nov. 13 for session beginning Nov. 17, 2014.
- Registration deadline is Feb. 5 for session beginning Feb. 9, 2015.
For other program offerings, contact Sandpoint Taekwondo at 208-610-2577. For other activities offered by P&R, visit CityofSandpoint.com.

Children's Intro to Taekwondo, Karate
and Self Defense :: Dec. 2

Sandpoint Taekwondo offers children ages 5 to 14 an introductory session to Taekwondo, Karate, and Self Defense. Session will teach basic self-defense skills and highlight the importance of self-discipline and character building in a child-friendly setting. 

Session fee is $49 ($2 City discount), and includes a uniform and 2 weeks of lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Dec. 2, from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. Each session will meet at Sandpoint Taekwondo, 218 Main St., in downtown Sandpoint.
For more information, contact Sandpoint Taekwondo at 208-610-2577 or visit SandpointKarate.com. For more information or to pre-register, please contact Sandpoint Parks and Recreation at 208-263-3613, or visit us at 1123 Lake St. For other classes offered by Parks and Recreation visit CityofSandpoint.com.

Parks and Rec Fall/Winter 2014 Activities

The Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Fall/Winter 2014 Activity Booklet is available online - click to view!

The booklet is packed with great fall and winter activities, with opportunities for both Youth and Adult Recreation. You’ll find your favorite annual Parks and Recreation Activities like: Adult and Youth League Sports, the Friday and Saturday Night Ski and Board Special, and the Babysitting Training Course!

Tai Chi

Laoshi Mark Duffner is a certified Tai Chi instructor and self-avowed Tai Chi geek. Duffner will be sharing his enthusiasm for the Tai Chi arts at the Black Bear Martial Arts Center, 114 N. Boyer. Drop-in classes are $10, and will be offered Mondays from noon to 1 p.m., and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Classes will include instruction on basic Tai Chi and Qigong forms and principles. Advanced students will receive training to an increasing level of depth and complexity in accordance with their readiness and willingness to learn more. To register or for more information, contact Black Bear Martial Arts Center directly at 208-255-1111.

Yoga, Dancing, Fitness and Wellness

Free Introductory Aikido Class. Natural Fitness, 1103 Superior St., hosts a free Introductory Aikido class every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come try a free class with master instructor Bob Batlia. 208-651-0125

Chi Lei Qigong/Tai Chi Exercise
. Blue Lake RV Resort in Naples hosts a Chi Lei Qigong class for health, and helps with mental clarity. The class will include the beginning of the 64 steps of Tai Chi. Participants are required to stand for 16 minutes to perform the exercise or, if you have a handicap, you may sit in a chair until you can become stronger. This is a great warm-up for the beginning of Tai Chi. One or two steps are taught at each class, with the next step added when the group is ready. Class is held every Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and cost is $7 per session. Sponsored by Sandpoint Folk School. 208-267-7053

Hope Health Fitness Class. The Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts Health Fitness Classes with Mike Ehredt every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please call Mike at 208-360-9647 for more information, or to sign up for the class. Cost is $5 per session.

Zumba classes. Zumba is a Latin-dance based fitness class that is fun and highly aerobic (but non-impact). Choose from two class days: Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., or Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Classes are held at the InBody Pilates Studio; 208-290-2600. 66210.zumba.com.

International Folk Dance for Seniors. Luther Park, 510 S. Olive St., hosts classes on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend, and class fee is $5.

Mindful Yoga. Every Monday and Thursday from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Gardenia Center, 400 Church St. Deep, mindful yoga weaving dharana and pranayama throughout the sadhana with Maria Alberg. 208-263-2084

Pranic Healing Clinic.
The Gardenia Center hosts a free Pranic Healing Class upstairs in the library at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the last Sunday of every month with one of the following practitioners: Teri McDonald, Mesha Edwards, Gloria Waterhouse or Kelly Navaro.

Yoga Class. Sandpoint Yoga Studio, 1309 Ponderosa Dr., Ste. 202, offers a free yoga class every month. Aimed to help melt away stress, all levels and ages are welcome. Donations go to a charitable lottery.

S.T.E.P. Training Centre

S.T.E.P. (Seeking To Encourage People) is a non-profit gymnastics and sports training center, offering gymnastics for all abilities and ages. S.T.E.P. Training Centre is the 2014 Xcel Program of the Year in Idaho, as well as a top 3 finisher at the 2014 Idaho State championships. S.T.E.P. has many classes, clinics, and camps throughout the year.
- Classes run Monday-Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. (times vary by day)
- Fees begin at $40 per month (scholarship programs are available)

Program offerings include:
- Summer Camp
- Summer Clinics
- Competitive dance,tumbling training
- Preschool and introductory classes
- Circus arts classes
- Corporate/Event silk perfomances
- Cheerleading
- Aerial awareness
- Competitive team levels
- Open Gym

For more information, call 208-290-4513 or e-mail steptc1017@hotmail.com. Located at 101 McGhee Rd.

Area Golf Courses

Elks Golf Club. This nine-hole course is closest to town, just outside the Sandpoint city limits off Highway 200 East. 208-263-4321. Go to SandpointElksGolfCourse.com.

StoneRidge Golf. Located about 40 minutes southwest of Sandpoint off Highway 41 in Blanchard, StoneRidge has 19 holes on a scenic course with a par-72 layout. StoneRidge hosts a variety of specialty events; for a current schedule call 208-437-4653, or visit StoneRidgeIdaho.com.

Priest Lake Golf Course. Par-72, 6,500-yard course is located at 152 Fairway Dr. in Priest Lake amidst mountains, forests and wetlands on the west side of Priest Lake. Call 208-443-2525 or visit PriestLakeGolfCourse.com.

Youth Sports Jersey Recycling Program

Have your kids grown out of their red and white youth league jerseys? Sandpoint Parks and Rec. is looking for laundered, gently used Youth Sports Jerseys. You can put those jerseys to great use by donating them back to Parks and Rec.

Each year Sandpoint's Recreation department gives out approximately $2,000 in scholarships to youth programs, generously donated by various organizations. That money covers jersey costs as well as program fees - unless we have previously used, donated jerseys we can offer those who can't afford to purchase them.  Keep more money in our scholarship fund for kids to access for recreation program fees by donating jerseys back to us when your children finish the youth leagues.

- Drop off your jerseys during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Sandpoint Parks and Rec, 1123 Lake St. in City Hall. We appreciate your help!

For more information, please call Sandpoint Parks and Recreation at 263-3613.

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