Here is what's happening in August!
17 Fit and Fall Proof Class. Cedar Hills Church, 227 McGhee Rd. in Ponderay, hosts the Fit and Fall Proof class from 11 a.m. until noon in the Selkirk Wing of the church. This fitness class for seniors is sponsored by the Panhandle Health District, and is designed for older adults to improve flexibility, mobility, balance and strength. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Vicki Longhini at 612-987-3802 or e-mail email@example.com. * Held every Monday and Thursday.
17 BGH Community Hospice Adult Grief Support Group. The Adult Grief Support Group meets to share stories and feelings, and support one another in an understanding and caring environment. Group members frequently find solace and comfort in the recognition that there are others going through similar experiences. An application is required, but attendance is flexible. Meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Bonner General Health classroom at 520 N. Third Ave. Contact Lissa at 208-265-1185 for an application. * Held on the first and third Thursday of every month.
19 Computer Class: Computer Basics. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a beginner's class on computer basics at 8:15 a.m. Space is limited and preregistration is required. 263-6930
21 Seed Saving Workshop. Greentree Naturals Certified Organic Farm, 2003 Rapid Lightning Rd., hosts a Seed Saving Workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can save vegetable, herb, and flower seeds from your garden to plant next year. Seed saving involves selecting suitable plants from which to save seed, harvesting seeds at the right time, and storing them properly over the winter. We will also discuss hand pollination, seed cleaning, and seed storage. Cost is $25. Visit GreentreeNaturals.com or call 208-263-8957.
Through Aug. 21 Summer Reading Challenge. The Sandpoint Library's annual Summer Reading Challenge starts with the 2017 theme: Build A Better World! Pick up a game board and start logging reading and read-to-me hours now through August 21 for fun programs and prizes! Reading logs available for kids of pre-reading age through teen. Happening at the Sandpoint and Clark Fork branch libraries; visit eBonnerLibrary.org for information!
22 3D Printing Workshop for Adults. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a 3D Printing Workshop for Adults at 5 p.m. This beginner class explores the potential of 3D printing and designing a 3D printable object. Pre-registration required by calling 208-263-6930. * Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
22 Bonner County ARES/RACES Meeting. The amateur radio group Bonner County ARES/RACES hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Bonner County Administration Building, 1500 Highway 2. ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) is a function of the American Radio Relay League; RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) is associated with the local government emergency management function. Learn more or call 661-203-0335. * Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
23 School Supplies Registration. The Angels Over Sandpoint have extended the deadline to apply for free school supplies and backpacks. The new deadline is Aug. 23. To register, call Community Action Partnership at 208-255-2910 by 4 p.m. on the 23rd.
23 KNPS Presentation: Two of Idaho's Rarest Plants. The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation present "Natural History of Two of Idaho's Rarest Plants: Water howellia (Howellia aquatiilis) and Idaho phlox (Phlox idahoensis)" from 9:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall. Featured speaker is Juanita Lichthardt, who is part of the Idaho Natural Heritage Program. Free admission, public welcome. NativePlantSociety.org. 208-597-5469
24 Tinkergarten Class. Tinkergarten offers outdoor, nature-and-play-based classes to children ages 18 months to 8 years old. In this free class, Tinkergarten leader Laura Hunton will facilitate a fun class that will allow children and parents to explore, problem solve, and create together! Held from 10 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. in Lakeview Park, 901 Ontario St. Registration required; sign up online. 509-362-3579
24 Rock Creek Mine - Geophysicist Presentation. Dr. David Chambers, geophysicist and recognized expert on tailings impoundment engineering, will give a presentation at 5:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. Chambers will discuss the technical issues and stability problems associated with the proposed tailings impoundment for the Rock Creek Mine. Free and open to the public.
25 Teen Writers Club. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts the Teen Writers Club at 3:30 p.m. Teens who write ... unite! Enjoy collaboration, peer reviews, brainstorming activities; writing supplies and refreshments provided. * Held on the second and fourth Friday of every month.
26 Organic Seed Saving. Come and discuss organic gardening and seed saving during an Organic Seed Saving class at 1 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Bring food and seeds to share if you can (if you can't, come anyway!). For more information, contact Sandpoint Seed Library volunteer Camisse Nitkowski at 208-263-6248. * Held on the fourth Saturday of every month.
31 Tinkergarten Class. Tinkergarten offers outdoor, nature-and-play-based classes to children ages 18 months to 8 years old. In this free class, Tinkergarten leader Laura Hunton will facilitate a fun class that will allow children and parents to explore, problem solve, and create together! Held from 10 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. in Lakeview Park, 901 Ontario St. Registration required; sign up online. 509-362-3579
Here is what's coming up in September!
2 Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Sandpoint Friends of the Library monthly book sale is held from 10 a.m. 'til 2 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Enjoy the hunt for literary treasures at wonderful prices, and don't forget to look at the shelf located inside the library. All welcome! * FOL book sales are held on the first Saturday of every month.
5 Memory Cafe. Kokanee Coffee, 509 N. Fifth Ave., hosts the Memory Cafe of Sandpoint from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. This casual gathering provides socialization, interaction, and fellowship for persons diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other related dementia and their care partners. The only cost is what you order at the bakery and coffee bar. For more information, contact P.J. Christo at the Alzheimer's Association, 208-666-2996 ext. 8314, Liz Price at 208-263-7889 or Lissa DeFreitas at 509-951-2310. * Held on the first and third Tuesday of every month.
6 Sandpoint Photo Club. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts the Sandpoint Photo Club at 5 p.m. Learn and share with other photographers! * Held on the first Wednesday of every month.
7 Software Coding for High Schoolers. In collaboration with Devtree Academy and the East Bonner County Library, the Sandpoint Youth Center hosts a free 1.5-hour workshop to introduce area high school students to software coding. The workshop will be held from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Youth Center on Pine and Division. Open to 9th-12th graders from any high school (including homeschoolers) in Bonner County. The workshop will consist of 45 minutes of demonstration and introduction to basic coding, followed by 45 minutes of hands-on practice. RSVP to SandpointTeenCenter@yahoo.com to sign up. A limited number of laptops will be available; participants are encouraged to bring one to use for the class.
9 Pushing the Limits: Change. This is the first of three sessions involving discussion around the subject of how climate change and extreme weather events affect our local and regional communities. Held at 1 p.m. in Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth Ave., the series is presented by the East Bonner County Library District. Come and discuss the book Heart Like Water by Joshua Clark, which is available free to program participants, but not required reading for the program. Pre-register by calling 208-263-6930. For more information, contact Mike Bauer at 208-265-2665 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
11 Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program. Idaho Pain Clinic, 1327 Superior St., hosts a free introduction for their Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Sandee Woehler at 208-290-3547.
12 Geezer Forum. Columbia Bank, 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Paul Graves. Featured speaker is Sen. Shawn Keough, who will discuss legislative issues regarding senior citizens. The Geezer Forum is held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, and is presented by Elder Advocates. Free and open to the public. 208-610-4971
Here is what's coming up in October!
7 Pushing the Limits: Community. This is the second of three sessions involving discussion about how our communities are adapting to fires, floods and other extreme weather events caused by climate change. Held at 1 p.m. in Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth Ave., the series is presented by the East Bonner County Library District. We'll develop ideas about how families and communities can be better prepared for the future by working together, and discuss the book Heat by Arthur Herzog, which is available free to program participants, but not required reading for the program. Pre-register by calling 208-263-6930. For more information, contact Mike Bauer at 208-265-2665 or e-mail email@example.com.
Here is what's coming up in November!
4 Pushing the Limits: Strategy. In this third and final session of the Pushing the Limits program, we'll discuss adaptive strategies for managing environmental challenges that affect our homes and communities. Held at 1 p.m. in Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth Ave., the series is presented by the East Bonner County Library District. With long-term improvements in mind, we'll generate ideas that can take root from your backyards to your community. We'll be discussing the book, The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change by Robert Henson, which is available free to program participants, but not required reading for the program. Pre-register by calling 208-263-6930. For more information, contact Mike Bauer at 208-265-2665 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.