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Argentine Tango :: June 1-22

For beginner or experienced dancers who want to explore this elegant, unique, improvisational walking dance. Couples and singles welcome. Class fee is $30 per person ($5 discount for residents within Sandpoint city limits). Class will be held Wednesdays at Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Session 3: June 1-22, 2016
Pre-register at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St., or call 208-263-3613 for more information.


Tennis Block Party :: June 4

Sandpoint Parks and Recreation hosts a free Tennis Block Party on Saturday, June 4. Use this free opportunity to try your hand at a great life sport. Participants will enjoy fun games as well as gain playing tips, networking, and lesson information for the summer. Adults are encouraged to attend!  If you don't have a racket, loaner rackets and balls will be provided. No need to pre-register; just show up at the Travers Park Tennis Courts at the appropriate age specific time and get your game on!
- Ages 6-9 participate from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Ages 10-12 participate from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Ages 13-17 participate from 11 a.m. to noon
- Ages 17+ participate from noon to 1 p.m.


Adult Coed Softball League :: June 6

Sandpoint Parks and Recreation gears up for another fun season of Coed Softball! Rosters are available at the P&R Dept. in City Hall, 1123 Lake St. All rosters must be turned in by June 6, in addition to a $20 registration fee that will be applied to players' fees. Play will be held Monday through Thursday beginning July 7. Get your rosters in early! Cost is $300 sponsor fee + $360 player fee. Sponsor and players fees are due in full at the Captains Meeting at 5 p.m. June 16 in the City Hall Council Chambers. Call 208-263-3613 for further questions.


8th Annual Fry Healthcare Foundation
Golf Tournament :: June 10

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of golf and contests of talent, cleverness and skill at the 8th Annual Fry Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament, held Friday, June 10, at the Mirror Lake Golf Course on Highway 95, south of Bonners Ferry. The full day of events is topped off with a cook-out dinner and prize presentations including witnessing The Great Golf Ball Drop  and a fly-over by the Life Flight Network Crew.
- Team registration forms are due by June 6; contact Mirror Lake Golf Course at 208-267-5314. Proceeds benefit the Fry Healthcare Foundation, a non-profit organization. Click to learn more at BoundaryCommunityHospital.org.


Daughter/Son Day at the Range :: June 11-12

Bring your kids ages 8-18 to the Outdoor Shooting Range on June 11 or June 12 for a free day of safety education, shooting and family bonding. The range has 14 covered shooting stations; ammo, shooting benches, targets, hearing and eye protection, .22 rifles, snacks, beverages, and volunteer NRA-certified instructors and range officers will be provided. This family event is brought to you by Brownells/NRA Day and the Bonner County Sportsmen's Association. Pick up a registration form in the Parks and Recreation office or online at BonnerCountySportsmen.org and submit it before the June 3 registration deadline. Various time slots are offered, but limited to 14 per time slot. Please specify on your registration. 208-263-3613


Chafe 2016 :: June 18

Registration for the 2016 Chafe ride on June 18 is open, so now's the time so sign up!

- In the past three years, Chafe 150 has raised over $110,000 for children in the Lake Pend Oreille School District on the Autism Spectrum. Thanks to the riders, we're making great strides to provide a world-class education for these students! This year, we're looking to break all the records, and this is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local kids and ride a magnificent route on one spectacular day in June. Chafe150.org.


Swimming Lessons :: July 18-28; Aug. 1-11

Registration for Sandpoint Parks and Recreation swim lessons is now open at the P&R office located in City Hall at 1123 Lake St. Registration will be first come, first served. Kids need not be present at registration. Family rates and partial scholarships will be available.
- Session 1 lessons will take place July 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, & 28. Registration deadline is July 8.
- Session 2 lessons will take place August 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, & 11. Registration deadline is July 22.
 
Sandpoint Parks and Recreation swim lessons are designed to teach basic swimming skills to students of all abilities with special emphasis on water safety. Parents must get in the water with their child for the Parent Tot class. Class is held Monday through Thursday for 2 weeks, with Fridays reserved for weather make-ups. All lessons are held in open water at City Beach.


Yoga, Dancing, Fitness and Wellness

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.


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.


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. GolfSandpointElks.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.


Children's Intro to Taekwondo, Karate
and Self Defense :: April 12

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 April 12, 2016, 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. Pre-register at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St.

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