Here is what's happening in September!
18-21 AHWF Wildlife Workshop. Do you love North Idaho? Want to learn more about the wild native neighbors? Attend a workshop hosted by American Heritage Wildlife Foundation. Cost is $20 per person (must be over 18 years of age), and the workshop is held at several dates and times, so choose one: Friday, Sept. 18, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon, or 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn all about the bird and mammal groups, what the right course of action is when you discover a wild animal, and more. AHWF has state and federal permits to allow wild animal artifacts to be used as teaching items. Attendees will be able to handle assorted specimens of native wild animal neighbors. Question and answer session will follow. The workshop is led by AHWF's founder, who has almost 20 years of wildlife rehabilitation stories to share and experiences from three of the nation's wild animal zoological parks. Social distancing will be respected. Call 208-266-1488 or visit AHWF.org.
22-23 Waterlife Discovery Center. Waterlife Discovery Center, 1591 Lakeshore Dr. in Sagle, is staffed with Master Naturalists from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Exhibits are held on the ample deck. Bring a picnic to enjoy the beautiful grounds. Interpretive signs on the main grounds and wetland trail. Only one family unit at a time on the covered deck; frequent cleaning and masks are available. Sponsored by the Pend Oreille Chapter of the Idaho Master Naturalists.
26 10th Annual (Online) 100 Thousand Poets for Change. Join poets, musicians, and artists from around the world in a demonstration and celebration to promote peace, sustainability and justice, and to call for serious social, environmental, and political change. Email your poems, artwork, and photographs that will be displayed on the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force website to share with our community and our world in an online gallery exhibit. Your work will also be featured on the 100,000 Poets for Change website. Send (via email only please) original poems or artwork - as a JPEG - to [email protected]
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Here is what's coming up in October!
1 Alzheimer's Support Group. A free Alzheimer's Support Group is held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St. The group is for families, caregivers, and friends of those with Alzheimer's, dementia, and any related disorder; free respite care is available at the Day Break Center next door during the group session with advance reservations at 208-265-8127. Contact Jan Griffitts for more information at 208-290-1973, [email protected]. *Held on the first and third Thursday of each month.
6 BCRWI Meeting. The October General Meeting of the Bonner County Republican Women, Inc. will be held at the Ponderay Events Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way, at 10:15 a.m. RSVP at BCRWInc.com. *Repeats on the first Tuesday of every month.
9 Prophetic Times Presentation. Mark Fox, international speaker, prolific YouTube channel host, and director of forever free ministries, hosts a presentation about the unprecedented times we live in, in light of Bible prophecy, at 7 p.m. in the Seventh-day Adventist Church auditorium, 2235 Pine St. In this epic series and amazing prophecies of the Bible, you will better understand our day in light of prophecy and discover the real news behind the news. Your faith will be inspired as you see that Jesus does not guess about the future - he knows the future and he wants you to be prepared. RSVP through https://relevantseminars.org/sandpoint.
13 Geezer Forum. Elder Advocates hosts an online Geezer Forum. This week's featured speaker is Angie Holick (Mackin) from SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors), who will introduce the group to the new Medicare changes for 2021. This annual topic for Geezer Forum happens just before Medicare Enrollment begins in mid-October. For more information and to join in, contact Paul Graves at Elder Advocates, Inc. at 208-610-4971 or email [email protected].
17 Panida Annual Membership Meeting. The annual Panida Membership meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. All the current safety precautions will be observed including the ability for appropriate social distancing. There will also be an online format, as well. This yearly gathering brings together the Board and the membership, including all who have generously volunteered time or contributed monetary support to the Panida Theater. Attendees will have the opportunity to applaud the hard work and dedication of the staff and volunteers, ask questions, as well as make observations and recommendations toward creating an ever-brighter future for the Panida during this unprecedented challenging time. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be available, and everyone will be eligible to win door prizes. Panida.org.
27 Geezer Forum. Elder Advocates hosts an online Geezer Forum. This week's featured speaker is Kaylee Kron, community services support manager for Hospice of North Idaho. Kron and her hospice colleagues have developed a new support program for family caregivers that she will share with the group. For more information and to join in, contact Paul Graves at Elder Advocates, Inc. at 208-610-4971 or email [email protected].
Ongoing :: NAMI Far North Support Groups Online. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Far North hosts a Family Support Group and a Connections Peer-Led Support Group online. For more information, email [email protected].