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Here is what's happening in November!

20 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.

20 Clark Fork Mother Goose. Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St., hosts stories, rhymes, and music for toddlers and their caregivers starting at 10:30 a.m., followed by 20 minutes of playtime. For more information, call 208-266-1321. *Repeats every Wednesday.

20 Clark Fork Storytime. Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St., hosts stories, rhymes, and music geared to ages 3 to 6 starting at 11:30 a.m., followed by 20 minutes of playtime. For more information, call 208-266-1321. *Repeats every Wednesday.

20 Panhandle Forest Collaborative Meeting. The Panhandle Forest Collaborative meeting will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bonner County Administration Building, 1500 Highway 2. Open to the public.

20 Sandpoint Teen Center Bowling/Pool Tournament. Huckleberry Lanes, 120 S. Division Ave., hosts the Sandpoint Teen Center bowling and pool tournaments - open to all STC teens! The STC tournaments are non-qualifying tournaments, which means teens do not have to have a certain average. Simply put: if you are checked in at STC, you can bowl in the STC tournaments. *Held every Wednesday.

20 Teen Lounge Passive Pop-Up Programs. Teen-driven art, engineering, robots, and science projects and workshops are held every Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the Rotary Teen Lounge at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Info: 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 or [email protected]. *Held every Wednesday.

20 Parent Grief Support Group. For parents grieving the loss of a child, this monthly support group meets at 5 p.m. at Turning Leaf Counseling, 1205 Highway 2, Suite 304B. This is an ongoing, informal meeting that is open to all parents who have experienced the loss of a child at any age. These bereavement services are offered at no cost to parents who would like to receive support; grandparents are also welcome. Contact Lissa DeFreitas at 208-265-1185 for an application or more information.

20 Trout Unlimited Annual Meeting. The Panhandle Chapter of Trout Unlimited holds its annual meeting at DiLuna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St. Social time begins at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m. There will be a limited dinner menu for purchase as well as beer and wine if desired. The program begins at 7 p.m., and there will be an update of the Avista Cabinet Gorge Dam Fish Passage Structure presented by Nate Hall and Eric Oldenberg. Hall will describe the construction project while Oldenberg will talk about fishery impacts due to low water flows during the construction process. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in conservation efforts related to local fisheries to learn about this collaborative effort to maintain and improve native fish habitats. RSVP to Chapter President Bill Love at 208-263-6277 or 208-597-1710.

20 Science Café: Understanding Alzheimer's Disease. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. - Innovia Foundation Community Room B. Facilitator this month is Joel Loiacono, regional director of the Alzheimer's Association serving North Idaho and Eastern Washington. He will lead a discussion on recent research on the disease, symptom management, caregiving and other items the audience wants to discuss. This is an audience-driven discussion so bring thoughts and questions! Information: Mike Bauer, 265-2665.

20 The Conversation. The Conversation presents Elle Susnis, City of Sandpoint Arts Commission chair, who will present "An Overview of the Commission's Recent Projects" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ivano's Ristorante. Topics include funding information, the Call For Artist process, and upcoming projects. Free and open to the public.

21 Alzheimer's Support Group. Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St., hosts an Alzheimer's Support Group from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., for families, caregivers, and friends of those with Alzheimer's. Free respite care is available at the Day Break Center next door during group session with advance reservations (208-265-8127). For more information on the group, contact Jan Griffitts at 208-290-1973 or e-mail [email protected]. *Held on the first and third Thursday of each month.

21 Teen Center's Italian Soda Thursdays. The Sandpoint Teen Center, 221 S. Division Ave., serves up Italian sodas after school from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. *Held every Thursday.

21 Teen Special Program Series - Cardiac Exploration. 4 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. - Innovia Foundation Community Room B. Retired Cardiologist Brad Huhta will show how stints and catheters are placed in the heart. This class will be using actual stints and catheters and putting them into pig hearts. Graphic medical images and use of sharp implements will be used. May not be suitable for all students. Info: 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 or [email protected]. Register on Eventbrite at eBonnerLibrary.org on the listing in the Events calendar.

21 Adult Grief Support Group. This group, facilitated by trained bereavement counselors, is primarily comprised of those who've lost a spouse or parent and is offered at no cost. Held at 6 p.m. in the Bonner General Health classroom at 520 N. Third Ave. Anyone grieving is invited to attend. Call 208-265-1179 for more information.

22 Explore Virtual Reality. From 10 a.m. to noon in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Reserve a 15-minute session in the VR room at eBonnerLibrary.org on the event listing. Info: Contact the Tech Desk at 208-263-6930 ext.1251. *Held every Friday.

22 Teen Role-Playing Games. Teens play Magic the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and other RPGs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., in The Innovia Foundation Room. Info: 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 or [email protected]. *Held every Friday.

22 M.A.C. (Manga/Anime Club) for Teens. Celebrate fandom during the Manga/Anime Club for Teens from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., Innovia Foundation Community Room B. Read, write, and watch your favorite manga and anime with other enthusiasts. 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 or [email protected]. *Held every Friday.

23 KNPS Presentation. The Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Department and the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society present a free presentation from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Guest speakers Sharon Bosely and Molly McCahon will discuss "Preserving the Water Resources of the Lake Pend Oreille Watershed." Various programs and organizations work to preserve our precious water resources, including the Lakes Commission, SEEP (Stormwater Erosion & Education Program), Panhandle BAG (Basin Advisory Group), and the Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper. Learn about the efforts of these programs to keep our watershed clean and flowing. Bosely is communications director for the LPOW and a member of SEEP. McCahon is executive director of the regional Lakes Commission, and a member of SEEP. Open to the public. NativePlantSociety.org. *Held on the fourth Saturday of every month.

23 VR Day - Group Reservations. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Sign up a group of 2-5 to play "Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes" and exciting multiplayer game where players assist each other in disarming a virtual bomb! Registration times are on the hour until 4 p.m. Pre-register your group at 263-6930 ext. 1251.

23, 30 Visual Communication Skills and American Sign Language. 10:30 a.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. - VR Room. Open your eyes for a hands-on workout in communication skills. Welcome to anyone struggling with hearing loss or anyone interested in learning about American Sign Language and the visual culture of the deaf community. Open to new students until third class. Info: Susan Schaller, [email protected].

23 Explore Virtual Reality. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Reserve a 15-minute session in the new VR room online at eBonnerLibrary.org or contact the Tech Desk 263-6930 ext.1251. *Repeats every Saturday.

23 Panida Ice Cream Social and Membership Meeting. The Panida's Little Theater on First Avenue hosts an Ice Cream Social and Annual Membership Meeting at 3 p.m. Open to the public. Learn more at Panida.org.

25 Teen Center: Book Group and Monday Milkshakes. The Sandpoint Teen Center, 221 S. Division Ave., serves up milkshakes after school from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Plus pick a book and join the book group!

25 Mended Hearts Support Group. A support group for cardiac patients is offered at no cost from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the classrooms at Bonner General Health, 520 N. Third Ave. The group provides education and support to cardiac patients, their families, and caregivers. Call 208-265-7480 for more information. *Held on the fourth Monday of every month.

26 Mother Goose. At 10 a.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. in Karen's Room. Stories and singing for babies and toddlers 0-3 yrs. and their caregivers with stay & play until 10:40 a.m. Info: 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or [email protected]. *Repeats every Tuesday

26 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. eBonnerLibrary.org. For more information, contact Suzanne Davis at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or [email protected]. *Held every Tuesday

26 Trivia and Taco Tuesdays at the Teen Center. The Sandpoint Teen Center, 221 S. Division Ave., hosts Trivia and Taco Tuesdays after school from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. A volunteer reads trivia questions split up into different categories or rounds, and the questions are then answered by different groups of people in an audience. *Held every Tuesday.

26 Geezer Forum. Columbia Bank, 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Paul Graves. This week's focus will look toward the increased Bonner General Health community services being provided to help persons both be served and volunteer to serve our broader health care community. Geezer Forums are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, presented by Elder Advocates. Free and open to the public. 208-610-4971

26 Explore Virtual Reality. Drop-in sessions between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Under 18 must accompany parent consent form; under 10 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. For more information, contact the Tech Desk: 208-263-6930 ext. 1251. eBonnerLibrary.org*Held every Tuesday

26 Robotics. Explore STEAM with Lego Mindstorm robotics from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St. eBonnerLibrary.org. 208-266-1321 *Held every Tuesday.

26 Teen Book Club. Everything Grows by Aimee Herman; 3 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., YA Reading Area.

26 NanoWriMo Write-In. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. - Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation Community Room A. NanoWriMo is a challenge for authors to write 50,000 words during the month of November. The library is holding weekly write-ins for fellow writers to gather and support each other in their NanoWriMo quest. All ages and abilities welcomed. The goal is to write as many words as possible to develop your story - this is not an editing session, workshop, or critique session. Coffee and caloric fuel provided by the library, and facilitated by the Sandpoint Chapter of the Idaho Writers League. More information: Mike Bauer, 208-265-2665.

26 PFLAG Sandpoint. Meetings are held at First Presbyterian Church from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PFLAG holds a support meeting on the second Tuesday of the month, and a game night and social event on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Free and open to the public. *Held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.

27 3D Printing Club
. Collaborate with others and learn more from staff about 3D printing and design from 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. A few laptops will be provided or you may bring your own device. Open to all ages and skill levels. 208-263-6930 ext. 1251 *Held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. 

30 Teen Movie Night. The Sandpoint Teen Center, 221 S. Division Ave., hosts a movie night. *Held on the last Saturday of the month.

Here is what's coming up in December!

2 CPR/AED Course. American Health & Safety Institute's CPR/AED with optional 1st Aid is a general community course for persons with little or no medical training, who need CPR/AED and/or 1st Aid card for work OSHA requirements, school or personal knowledge. The course meets American Heart Association Guidelines, and is held at City Council Chambers, 1123 Lake St. Online registration deadline is Nov. 26. For more information, call 208-263-3613 or visit Sandpoint Parks and Recreation at 1123 Lake St.

3, 10, 17 Childbirth Education Classes. Bonner General Health offers Childbirth Education classes to help parents-to-be learn what to expect both during and after pregnancy. Classes are free and no registration is required, refreshments will be served. Held Tuesdays, Dec. 3, 10, and 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Suite 101 of the BGH Health Services Building, 423 N. Third Ave. For more information, contact Joann at 208-265-7484.

4 3D Printing Workshop. The Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St., hosts a 3D Printing Workshop from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Design your own 3D printed object, and also learn some fascinating ways 3D printers are being used. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 208-266-1321. *Held on the first Wednesday of every month.

7 Sandpoint Friends of the Library Book Sale. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts the FOL Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. eBonnerLibrary.org*Held on the first Saturday of every month.

7 Bella Note Musical Program. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts the Bella Note Musical Program at 10:30 a.m. Part of a monthly series, this program features a different musical theme and is geared for families with young children. eBonnerLibrary.org. 208-263-6930. *Held on the first Saturday of the month.

8 Tree of Memorial Light Ceremony. Join the Bonner General Health Community Hospice in the tradition of honoring loved ones lost during the annual Tree of Memorial Light Ceremony at 4 p.m. in The Greenhouse, 1220 Michigan St. Go to BonnerGeneral.org/toml to complete a registration form to have a loved one's name read during the ceremony.

9 Parents of a Teen with Depression Support Group. Kaniksu Health Services, 301 Cedar St., Ste. 201, hosts a free support group from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The group provides support and education to parents who have teens ages 13 to 18 who have symptoms of depression. Learn about support to offer teens, communication skills, and community opportunities. Official diagnosis not needed. For more information, email [email protected] or call 208-265-2242 ext. 5025. *Held on the second Monday of the month.

10 Geezer Forum. Columbia Bank, 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Paul Graves. Geezer Forums are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, presented by Elder Advocates. Free and open to the public. 208-610-4971

10 Bonner County Democratic Women. A monthly meeting of Bonner County Democratic Women, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Jalapenos, 314 N. Second Ave. Free and open to the public; the group does not collect dues, but donations are accepted. For more information, email [email protected]. *Held on the second Tuesday of every month.

11 The Conversation. The Conversation, held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ivano's, 102 S. First Ave., is a free monthly event with the intent to support all creatives and their tenacity it takes to make and market art in the visual, literary, and performing fields. 208-263-1592. *Held on the second Wednesday of the month.

12 Cancer Support Group. Community Cancer Services, 1205 Highway 2 Ste. 101 B, hosts a new group for residents in Bonner and Boundary counties who have been affected by cancer. For more information, contact Cindy Maarx at 208-255-2301 or [email protected]. *Repeats the second Thursday of every month.

14 SHS eSports at The Library. 1 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., Rotary Teen Lounge. Making eSports available to high school gamers by facilitating healthy competition on a varsity level in a comfortable environment is the mission of the HSEL. The Library is partnering with the SHS eSports team to further that mission. Info: [email protected].

17 General Meeting of the BCRWI. The Bonner County Republican Women, Inc. hold their general meeting at 10:15 a.m. in the Ponderay Events Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way. BCRWinc.com. *Held on the third Tuesday of every month

Here is what's coming up in January 2020!

11 Regal Creek Showshoe. Join Phil and Deb for a guided Regal Creek Snowshoe in celebration of Aldo Leopold's 132nd birthday. Plus enjoy a great view of the Lightning Creek valley. Visit ScotchmanPeaks.org to reserve a space.

18 READY! for Kindergarten - Winter Session. Panhandle Alliance for Education provides free READY! for Kindergarten classes for parents of children from birth to age five. The nationally-recognized program includes a 30-minute orientation for first-time participants, followed by a 90-minute class with other parents of children the same age. In these fun, hands-on classes led by trained facilitators, parents are encouraged to talk, laugh, sing and play with fun, high-quality toys, games, books and activities. Parents then take home these free "tools" to enjoy with their children. READY! makes learning enjoyable for the whole family. Remember: Children who start school ahead, stay ahead… year after year! Register at ReadySandpoint.org.

Here is what's coming up in March 2020!

7 READY! for Kindergarten - Spring Session. Panhandle Alliance for Education provides free READY! for Kindergarten classes for parents of children from birth to age five. The nationally-recognized program includes a 30-minute orientation for first-time participants, followed by a 90-minute class with other parents of children the same age. In these fun, hands-on classes led by trained facilitators, parents are encouraged to talk, laugh, sing and play with fun, high-quality toys, games, books and activities. Parents then take home these free "tools" to enjoy with their children. READY! makes learning enjoyable for the whole family. Remember: Children who start school ahead, stay ahead… year after year! Register at ReadySandpoint.org.

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