Here is what's happening in August!
16 Intro to MIG Welding. Learn the proper use of a MIG welder during this class from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at MakerPoint Studio, 1424 N. Boyer Ave. Session is $71 ($2 city resident discount). Pre-register online by Aug. 12.
16 Adult Grief Support Group. Bonner General Health Community Hospice holds an Adult Grief Support Group at 6 p.m. in the classrooms at BGH, 520 N. Third Ave. Call Lissa at 208-265-1185 for more information. *Held on the first and third Thursday of every month.
17 Fire Ecology Class. Waterlife Discovery Center, 1591 Lakeshore Dr., hosts an important class on Fire Ecology at 2 p.m. Chris Schnepf, University of Idaho Extension forester and professor, will explore the ecology of fire in our forests. Please RSVP via e-mail to [email protected] or call 208-610-6784.
21 Parent Grief Support Group. Bonner General Health Community Hospice hosts a bi-monthly support group for parents who have lost a child. The meeting is held at 5:30 p.m. in the BGH Community Hospice conference room at the hospital, 520 N. Third Ave. This is an ongoing and informal support group meeting that is open to all parents who have experienced the loss of a child at any age. There is no cost; contact Lissa at 208-265-1185 for an application or more information. *Held on the first and third Tuesday of every month.
21-28 Childbirth Education Classes. Bonner General Health hosts Childbirth Education Classes on Tuesdays, Aug. 21 and 28, at 423 N. Third Avenue, Suite 101. These free classes help parents-to-be learn what to expect both during and after pregnancy. For more information, contact Joann at 208-265-7484.
21 Intro to Woodworking Class. Design and build your own hardwood cutting board set during this fun one-session class from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in MakerPoint Studios, 1424 N. Boyer. Learn how to use the jointer, planer and table saw to surface and prep raw lumber. Design your own boards with as much simplicity or complexity as you like! Lastly, enjoy the art of finishing your boards hands-on with planers, sanders and other tools. Class fee is $71 ($2 city discount), and includes materials. Register online, or stop by Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St.
22 KRFY Morning Show. Morning Show hosts Suzy Prez and Chris Bessler discuss a current affairs topic. Tune in at 8 a.m.; or hear a podcast later in the day on the KRFY Podcast page. * Held every Wednesday.
22 Lake Pend Oreille Toastmasters Club Meeting. The Lake Pend Oreille Toastmasters Club meets from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at the Forrest Bird Charter High School, 614 S. Madison Ave. The Toastmasters experience is centered on helping those interested in developing public speaking and leadership skills in a mutually supportive and fun environment. Guests always welcome, with no obligation. For more information, contact Debbie at 208-283-9008 or [email protected]. *Held every Wednesday.
24 INBC Blood Drive. Bonner General Health hosts a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the classrooms at 520 N. Third Ave. Visit BonnerGeneral.org/BloodDrive for more information.
27 Heart Patients Support Group. Bonner General Health's Cardiac Rehab team is partnering with Mended Hearts, a national and community-based nonprofit organization, to host a monthly support group for heart patients, their families and caregivers. Together they will offer education and emotional and practical support. Meetings are on the fourth Monday of each month from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the classrooms at Bonner General Health, 520 N. Third Avenue. Call 208-265-7480 for more information. *Held on the fourth Monday of every month.
28 VolunteerMatch Live! a.k.a Find Your Perfect Match. The public is invited to attend a VolunteerMatch Live! a.k.a. Find Your Perfect Match event - which matches organizations in need of volunteers with members of the community - from noon to 1 p.m. in the Sandpoint Community Resource Center at Columbia Plaza Building, 231 N. Third Ave., second floor conference room. *Held on the last Tuesday of the month.
28 3D Printing Workshop. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a 3D Printing Workshop at 5 p.m. Dabble in some beginner-level coding and design your own 3D printed object! Also learn some fascinating ways 3D printers are being used. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by call 208-263-6930. *Held on the last Tuesday of every month.
Here is what's coming up in September!
1 Sandpoint Friends of the Library Book Sale. Sandpoint Library hosts the FOL Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free and open to the public, so come browse around! eBonnerLibrary.org. *Held on the first Saturday of every month.
4 Mother Goose Storytime. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts stories and singing for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 and caregivers at 10:15 a.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Suzanne Davis at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or e-mail [email protected]. * Held every Tuesday.
4 Preschool Storytime. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts stories and crafts for kids age 2-5 and their caregivers at 11 a.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Suzanne Davis at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or [email protected]. * Held every Tuesday.
5 Clark Fork Stories and More. Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St., hosts Stories and More at 10:30 a.m. with stories, crafts, prizes and snacks for kids ages 3-8. eBonnerLibrary.org.
8 Stories and More. Presented by Sandpoint Waldorf School's Early Childhood Program, Stories and More is held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Waldorf School, 2007 Sandpoint West Dr. Under the guidance of a Waldorf-trained and experienced Early Childhood teacher, this free event includes a puppet story, seasonal activities, play and a light snack. Open to 1-, 2- and 3-year-olds and one parent or caregiver. RSVP: 208-265-2683. *Held on the second Saturday of every month.
10 Parkinson's Support Group. Individuals affected by Parkinson's, family, caregivers, and friends are encouraged to attend the Parkinson's Support Group, held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the BGH Health Services Building, 423 N. Third Ave., Ste. 101. For more information, contact Elizabeth Neuder at 208-265-3325. * Held on the second Monday of each month.
11 Geezer Forum. Columbia Bank, 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Paul Graves. Presented by Elder Advocates; free and open to the public. 208-610-4971
11 Intro to Woodworking. Design and build your own hardwood cutting board set during this Intro to Woodworking class, held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at MakerPoint Studios, 1424 N. Boyer Ave. Learn how we use the jointer, planer and table saw to surface and prep raw lumber. Design your own boards with as much simplicity or complexity as you like! Lastly, enjoy the art of finishing your boards hands-on with planers, sanders and other tools. This class gives you a truly pro-grade experience and you leave with your own cutting board set! Class fee is $71 ($2 city discount), and includes materials. Click to register.
12 Intro to Epilog Laser Class. The epilog laser is the most popular tool at Makerpoint, and now the community can come share the magic of laser cutting and engraving with this introductory class from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Makerpoint Studios, 1424 N. Boyer Ave. In this one-day session, work side by side with the instructor to learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator and make the laser hum while cutting and engraving your holiday projects. You will be able to come back with more ideas and projects to cut and engrave to your heart's content. Fee is $71 ($2 city discount); register online. *Held on the second Wednesday of the month.
19 Intro to Epilog Laser. The Epilog laser is the most popular tool at Makerpoint Studio - and now they're sharing the magic of laser cutting and engraving with the community by offering this one-day class. Work side by side with the instructor to learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator and make the laser hum while cutting and engraving holiday projects. Class fee is $71 ($2 city discount). Pre-register online.
27-Nov. 1 Nonprofit Leadership: Making a Difference. The U of I Coeur d'Alene Professional Nonprofit Leadership Program hosts a series of weekly classes, beginning Sept. 27 and running through Nov. 1. Sign up for the entire fall session (five classes plus the full day board seminar) or individual classes. Learn more on the online site at UIdaho.edu.