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Here's what's happening in June

13 Naturebrary. Join the East Bonner County Library in partnership with City of Sandpoint Parks and Rec every Thursday starting June 13 at 9:30 a.m. for this nature-based story program. There will be reading, singing, and explorations of the natural world. There will be water activities, insect activities, nature scavenger hunts, and more. Geared to preschoolers and their families. No preregistration required - Free!

13 Thursday Virtual Reality. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this opportunity to stop by for a 15-minute VR session in the VR/Exploration Lab from 3-5 p.m. A legal guardian must accompany kids under 10.

13 Conversations that Matter: The Worth of a Woman. This event will provide an opportunity for the community to come together and have respectful and civil conversations about challenging topics. These conversations will focus on the subject of "The Worth of a Woman". These events are not lectures, panels, town halls, or presentations. They are actual conversations that require active participation from everyone, and will be moderated by trained facilitators. This is a three-part series that will be held 6/13, 6/24, and 7/11 at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. from 5-6:30 p.m. RSVP here.

13 River Safety Workshop and Paddle. Join FSPW and Kirk Keller for this exciting opportunity. This workshop will cover kayaking, paddle boarding, and rafting in rivers. You'll learn how to have fun and be safe on thew water. There is no fee for this workshop. Get more information at scotchmanpeaks.org/hikes-events-schedule/.

14 Strollerbrary. Join the East Bonner County Library in partnership with City of Sandpoint Parks and Rec every Friday starting June 14 at 10 a.m. for this resourceful and educational program while walking at different walking paths in the area. Different guest speakers will be available to talk about your child's development. Please bring a stroller, balance bike, or backpack for this adult pace walk and talk. Program is free, and no registration is required.

14 Citizen Science. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 cedar St. hosts this event at Pine Street Woods from 10 a.. to 2 p.m. Drop by to enjoy library supplied activities. Pick up supplies to view wildlife, and/or look for nature "samples" that you can later view under a microscope.

14 Friday Chess Club. Get to the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., from 12-3 p.m. on Friday to join in on Chess club in room 102. Play chess - all ages, any experience level.

14 Hiking with Kids. FSPW and Kaniksu Land Trust are excited to host Rebecca Sanchez for a fabulous Hiking with Kids presentation. You don't want to miss her insight on hiking with kids in the backcountry ... or anywhere! Get more information at scotchmanpeaks.org/hikes-events-schedule/.

14 Registration Deadline: Welded Sculpture with Dave Gonzo. In this class students will learn shop safety, proper use/care of tools and processes/ techniques with demonstration. Student will be creating three dimensional metal art and will create a sculpture you can take home. $160. Get more information here.

15 Volunteer Opportunity. Sand Creek Connections is seeking volunteers to participate in the Sand Creek Basin for the 2024 summer season. Work together to remove invasive and noxious weeds from areas identified in the basin while they can still be controlled. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Popsicle Bridge Trail in Ponderay. Sign up here.

15 The Governor's Office of Species Conservation. Join Austin Terrell, Terrestrial Species Project Manager for the Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation in Sandpoint as he updates us on the conservation efforts for wolverine, Canada lynx, and white bark pine in North Idaho. Learn more about his work with grizzly bears, monarch butterflies, and grey wolves, as well as his work in community education and outreach. Held at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. at 10 a.m.

15 What's All the Buzz About Beekeeping. From 1-3 p.m. in the Community Rooms of the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., learn about beekeeping basics including what equipment beginners need. Ande view a live enclosed hive with Randy from It's a Girl Apiary.

15 Saturday Virtual Reality. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this opportunity to stop by the VR/Exploration lab for a 15-minute VR session. from 1-3 p.m. A legal guardian must accompany kids under 10.

17 Lets Hike. This summer hike adventure series is designed for ages 6+ and is led by local rangers and other experienced hike leaders. Each hike will commence with a storybook session and an introduction to the ranger or hike leader. June 17 event will be held at Round Lake at 9 a.m. and you will hike with a Round Lake State Park Ranger, Bart Gutke. This event includes an opportunity to become a junior ranger. Distance 1.5 miles. Get more information, or register here.

17 Monday Yoga with Drew. It's back - at lunchtime from noon to 1 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. in the Community Rooms. A class series practicing Vinyasa Flow, a creative and dynamic form of yoga that utilizes the breath to link poses and postures. Please bring a yoga mat.

17 Sewing at the Library. From 2-4 p.m. in the Community Rooms of the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. you can unleash your creativity and stitch up something special. Select a project with library materials or bring your own. Choose from a cloth tote bag, neck warmers, bowl cozies, and more. Open to adults and teens.

17 Monday Teen Hangout. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts teen hangout from 3-5 p.m. in the Teen Lounge, a respectful place to meet up with friends, build relationships, create art, play games, and grow the teen community. Open to 7-12th graders.

17-18 Kids Grief Camp: Helping Children Cope with Grief. Bonner General Community Hospice presents Kid's Grief Camp, a two-day camp experience for children 8-17 who are experiencing the loss of a loved one. This two-day event takes place at Pine Street Woods and is offered free of charge to the youth of Bonner & Boundary County. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 17 and 18. For more information check BonnerGeneral.org or register here.

17-21 VBS: The Great Jungle Journey. Kids aged 3 years up to 6th grade are invited to join in on this vacation bible school program from 6-8 p.m. at Northside Christian Fellowship, 4400 Colburn Culver Rd. Kids will experience engaging lessons, adventurous games, tasty treats, amazing crafts, and stories. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. on June 17. Get more info here.

18 Trails and Tails at Pine Street Woods. Rewild your child with these outdoor story time hikes with Kaniksu Land Trust and the library. There will be an animated reading of a children's book, a guided nature discovery walk, snacks, and community connection on Tuesdays June 18 - July 30 at 9 a.m. Pine St. woods is at 111915 W. Pine St.

18 My 1st Book Club. This is a book club for 1st thru 3rd graders at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. at 11 a.m. It will start with 15 minutes of reading, followed by 10 minutes of drawing your favorite part and sharing, 10 minutes of trivia questions, and then 20 minutes to participate in a craft, STEM activity, or movement activity and snack. Limited copies of cooks can be picked up beginning the Tuesday before each book club day. Get more info and register here.

18 Teen: Pretzel Making 2. From 2-3:30 p.m. in the Teen Lounge of the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., master the art of pretzel-making. Twist and shape the dough like a pro, then choose between crafting sweet or salty pretzel delights. Open to incoming 7-12th graders. Register here.

18 Tuesday Coding Club. Join from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., in the VR/Exploration Lab. Work with Edison bots Pi Sloth robots and Raspberry Pi units. Participants will primarily use Scratch and Python coding to interact with their robots. You don't need any prior experience to participate.

19 Trail Project: Goat Mountain. Join FSPW and the Spokane Mountaineers on a trail project on Goat Mountain - a gem in the Scotchman Peaks area. You will help to clear a log-jam on the high ridgeline. Get more information at scotchmanpeaks.org/hikes-events-schedule/.

19 NAMI Far North Idaho Guest Speaker & Support Groups. Guest speaker Terese Luikens is a blogger, teacher, yoga instructor, professional speaker, and author. Join at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building, 1325 Pine St., from 5:30-7:45 p.m.

20 Naturebrary. Join the East Bonner County Library in partnership with City of Sandpoint Parks and Rec every Thursday starting June 13 at 9:30 a.m. for this nature-based story program. There will be reading, singing, and explorations of the natural world. There will be water activities, insect activities, nature scavenger hunts, and more. Geared to preschoolers and their families. No preregistration required - Free!

20 Thursday Virtual Reality. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this opportunity to stop by for a 15-minute VR session in the VR/Exploration Lab from 3-5 p.m. A legal guardian must accompany kids under 10.

20 Extreme Science. At 6 p.m. in the Community Rooms at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. (or 2 p.m. at the Clark Fork Library), enjoy Radical Rick's fantastic science show. Explosions included.

21 Strollerbrary. Join the East Bonner County Library in partnership with City of Sandpoint Parks and Rec every Friday starting June 14 at 10 a.m. for this resourceful and educational program while walking at different walking paths in the area. Different guest speakers will be available to talk about your child's development. Please bring a stroller, balance bike, or backpack for this adult pace walk and talk. Program is free, and no registration is required.

21 Friday Chess Club. Get to the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., from 12-3 p.m. on Friday to join in on Chess club in room 102. Play chess - all ages, any experience level.

22 Natural Connections. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library Community Rooms, 1407 Cedar St. you are invited to participate in a selection of workshops including traditional Japanese origami, stretching & self-care, and North Idaho mushrooms. See the full schedule here.

22 Trail Project: Goat Mountain. Join FSPW and the Spokane Mountaineers on a trail project on Goat Mountain - a gem in the Scotchman Peaks area. You will help to clear a log-jam on the high ridgeline. Get more information at scotchmanpeaks.org/hikes-events-schedule/.

22 Saturday Virtual Reality. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this opportunity to stop by the VR/Exploration lab for a 15-minute VR session. from 1-3 p.m. A legal guardian must accompany kids under 10.

22 Saturday Yoga with Drew. Join in at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. from 3-4 p.m. in the Community Rooms. A Saturday yoga series practicing Vinyasa Flow, a creative and dynamic form of yoga that utilizes the breath to link poses and postures. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. No class on 6/15.

22 Registration Deadline: Kimekomi with Jenni Barry. In this class students will be creating 2-D Kimekomi art. $40. Get more information here.

23 CREATE Silent Auction. Enjoy some live music, and a live auction where you ca take home some great items while helping to raise funds to revive the garden water system at CREATE, 900 W. 4th in Newport. 1-3 p.m.

23 Kiva Therapeutics Grand Opening Party. From noon to 7 p.m. come and check out Kiva Medi Spa during it's grand opening party - complete with door prizes, a live DJ, VR demos, spa specials, food, drink, and cake. 1205 Hwy. 2.

23 Registration Deadline: Copper Bracelets with Dave Gonzo. In this class students will learn how to safely and properly use the oxyacetylene torch, the properties of copper, and more while they layout, cut, sand, deburr, and create their own piece of jewelry. $80. Get more information here.

24 Monday Yoga with Drew. It's back - at lunchtime from noon to 1 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. in the Community Rooms. A class series practicing Vinyasa Flow, a creative and dynamic form of yoga that utilizes the breath to link poses and postures. Please bring a yoga mat.

24 Monday Teen Hangout. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts teen hangout from 3-5 p.m. in the Teen Lounge, a respectful place to meet up with friends, build relationships, create art, play games, and grow the teen community. Open to 7-12th graders.

24 Conversations that Matter: The Worth of a Woman. This event will provide an opportunity for the community to come together and have respectful and civil conversations about challenging topics. These conversations will focus on the subject of "The Worth of a Woman". These events are not lectures, panels, town halls, or presentations. They are actual conversations that require active participation from everyone, and will be moderated by trained facilitators. This is a three-part series that will be held 6/13, 6/24, and 7/11 at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. from 5-6:30 p.m. RSVP here.

25 Trails and Tails at Pine Street Woods. Rewild your child with these outdoor story time hikes with Kaniksu Land Trust and the library. There will be an animated reading of a children's book, a guided nature discovery walk, snacks, and community connection on Tuesdays June 18 - July 30 at 9 a.m. Pine St. woods is at 111915 W. Pine St.

25 My 1st Book Club. This is a book club for 1st thru 3rd graders at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. at 11 a.m. It will start with 15 minutes of reading, followed by 10 minutes of drawing your favorite part and sharing, 10 minutes of trivia questions, and then 20 minutes to participate in a craft, STEM activity, or movement activity and snack. Limited copies of cooks can be picked up beginning the Tuesday before each book club day. Get more info and register here.

25 Book Club. From 3-4 p.m. in the Community Rooms of the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., you can join library staff and community members to discuss "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Open to adults and teens.

25 Tuesday Coding Club. Join from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., in the VR/Exploration Lab. Work with Edison bots Pi Sloth robots and Raspberry Pi units. Participants will primarily use Scratch and Python coding to interact with their robots. You don't need any prior experience to participate.

25 Teen: Spa Night. From 7-9 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. you can join in the Teen Lounge where you can whip up your own sugar scrub and lip balm to take home. Open to incoming 7-12th graders. Register here.

26 Lets Hike. This summer hike adventure series is designed for ages 6+ and is led by local rangers and other experienced hike leaders. Each hike will commence with a storybook session and an introduction to the ranger or hike leader. June 26 event will be held at Riley Creek Recreational Area at 9 a.m., and you will hike with Army Corps of Engineers Albeni Falls Ranger Miranda Berg. The distance is 1.4 miles. Register, or learn more here.

26 Blood Drive. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. hosts Vitalant for a blood drive in the Community Rooms from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is an urgent need for donors. Registration is recommended and can be done at vitalant.org. Walks-ins are also welcome.

26 Book Adventures. Join in from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. for this creative spin on the traditional book with activities centered around a weekly theme that resonates with the book being read. This is aimed for kids in grades 4-6. Wednesdays thru July 31. Get more information, or register here.

26 Wednesday Teen Hangout. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts teen hangout from 3-5 p.m. in the Teen Lounge, a respectful place to meet up with friends, build relationships, create art, play games, and grow the teen community. Open to 7-12th graders.

26 Wednesday Chess Club. Get to the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays to join in on Chess club in room 102. Play chess - all ages, any experience level.

26-28 Teen Chef. Grades 7-12 students are invited to enjoy this three-day Teen Chef class in the Teen Lounge of the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. from 1-2 p.m. Each day you will learn a new culinary skill: Homemade salsa; summer salads; and chili & cornbread. Register here.

27 Naturebrary. Join the East Bonner County Library in partnership with City of Sandpoint Parks and Rec every Thursday starting June 13 at 9:30 a.m. for this nature-based story program. There will be reading, singing, and explorations of the natural world. There will be water activities, insect activities, nature scavenger hunts, and more. Geared to preschoolers and their families. No preregistration required - Free!

27 Thursday Virtual Reality. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this opportunity to stop by for a 15-minute VR session in the VR/Exploration Lab from 3-5 p.m. A legal guardian must accompany kids under 10.

27 Adventures in Falconry. At 6 p.m. in the Community Rooms at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. (or 3 p.m. at the Clark Fork Library), check out some live birds with Birds of Prey Northwest as they introduce you to five regional falcons.

28 Citizen Science. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Waterlife Discovery Center you can drop by to enjoy library supplied activities. Pick up supplies  to view wildlife, and/or look for nature "samples" that you can then view under a microscope to get a closer look.

28 Strollerbrary. Join the East Bonner County Library in partnership with City of Sandpoint Parks and Rec every Friday starting June 14 at 10 a.m. for this resourceful and educational program while walking at different walking paths in the area. Different guest speakers will be available to talk about your child's development. Please bring a stroller, balance bike, or backpack for this adult pace walk and talk. Program is free, and no registration is required.

28 Friday Chess Club. Get to the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., from 12-3 p.m. on Friday to join in on Chess club in room 102. Play chess - all ages, any experience level.

29 Saturday Virtual Reality. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this opportunity to stop by the VR/Exploration lab for a 15-minute VR session. from 1-3 p.m. A legal guardian must accompany kids under 10.

29 Utara Adoption Event and Fundraiser. Join in for an adoption event and fundraiser at Utara Brewing, 214 Pine St. from 2-4 p.m. You can participate in a contest to guess the brewers' dog's breed mixes and be entered to win of $700 in prizes. All proceeds from the contest directly benefit BTAA. 

29 Saturday Yoga with Drew. Join in at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. from 3-4 p.m. in the Community Rooms. A Saturday yoga series practicing Vinyasa Flow, a creative and dynamic form of yoga that utilizes the breath to link poses and postures. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. No class on 6/15.

And in July...

3 Registration Deadline: Summer Weaving with Jan Rust. This class is designed to give all weavers an opportunity to create a textured wall hanging using a simple frame loom. $120. Get more information here.

4 Registration Deadline: Glass Windchimes with Julie Ellis. This class you will work with recycled products to create your own individual glass art chimes. $39.Get more information here.

5 Registration Deadline: Copper/Steel Ladle with Dave Gonzo. In this class students will work with hot metal to create a steel/copper ladle. $160. Get more information here.

7 Registration Deadline: Pine Needle Baskets with Barbara Snarr. During this 4-hour class, students will be able to finish a small basket. The instructor will provide hands-on guidance including basic coiling techniques, different stitches, changing thread, and how to incorporate embellishment. $40. Get more information here.

9 Registration Deadline: Photo Embroidery with Hillary Dunlap. Turn cherished photos into new mini works of art in this full-day interactive class. $60. Get more information here.

11 Conversations that Matter: The Worth of a Woman. This event will provide an opportunity for the community to come together and have respectful and civil conversations about challenging topics. These conversations will focus on the subject of "The Worth of a Woman". These events are not lectures, panels, town halls, or presentations. They are actual conversations that require active participation from everyone, and will be moderated by trained facilitators. This is a three-part series that will be held 6/13, 6/24, and 7/11 at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. from 5-6:30 p.m. RSVP here.

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