Here is what's happening in June!
22 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. * Held every Monday and Thursday.
22-24 Idaho Master Naturalists Native Plant Identification Workshop. Master naturalist and plant specialist Derek Antonelli will be available for a Native Plant Identification Workshop at the WaterLife Discovery Center, 1591 Lakeshore Dr. Stop by anytime between noon and 4 p.m. June 22, 23, or 24, with questions, bring a sample, learn how to use an identification key, and master grasses and ferns. Free admission; sponsored by Idaho Master Naturalists.
22 Marble Mania. Have family fun with marbles during the Marble Mania event at noon in the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St.
22 Building Workshop with Home Depot. As part of the Build a Better World summer reading program, the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Building Workshop with Home Depot at 2 p.m. Open to all children, come in and learn how to use hammers and nails to build a wood project you can take home! Pre-registration required; contact Suzanne at 263-6930 ext. 1211 or email@example.com.
22 Native Plant Class and Hike. Join Derek Antonelli, master naturalist and native plant specialist, for a one-hour class and hike to use what you've learned. Starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Rapid Lightning WMA, 1/2 mile past the Pack River Store (right on Ginter Road). Dress for the weather and bring insect repellent. Free to attend; sponsored by Idaho Master Naturalists. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
22 BID Workshop. Roger Woodworth of Mindset Matters will engage workshop participants in a strategic tabletop session to discuss ideas shared, opinions expressed and concerns identified by listening session participants in May regarding the City of Sandpoint BID. Held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Tango Cafe, 414 Church St. RSVP: 208-263-3317.
22 Power Point Karaoke for Teens. As part of the Build a Better World summer reading program, the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Power Point Karaoke for Teens at 8 p.m. Power Point Karaoke is a fast-paced competition with prizes for those who can think on their feet! Free and open to all.
23 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.
23 BID Workshop. Roger Woodworth of Mindset Matters will engage workshop participants in a strategic tabletop session to discuss ideas shared, opinions expressed and concerns identified by listening session participants in May regarding the City of Sandpoint BID. Held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Tango Cafe, 414 Church St. RSVP: 208-263-3317.
24 Basic Computer Class. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a weekly computer class at 8:15 a.m. Subjects rotate each week: Computer Basics, Internet, Digital Library, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Publisher. Pre-register by calling 208-263-6930. Visit the calendar page at eBonnerLibrary.org for details. * Computer class is held every Saturday; subjects rotate weekly.
24 Wild Mushroom Gathering Presentation. The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation present Wild Mushroom Gathering in North Idaho from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall. Guest speaker is Arthur Church, a local mushroom gatherer and native mushroom orchardist. A field trip to Trestle Creek in the afternoon will also take place. Free admission, public welcome. NativePlantSociety.org. 208-597-5469
24 BCHRTF Celebration. Bonner County Human Rights Task Force is 25 years old, and will be celebrating their time and commitment to Bonner County citizens from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Evans Brothers Coffee. All are welcome to attend, for a review of the past and plan for the future. On the agenda is a member discussion of how to best design a survey to better meet members' and community's needs, in addition to this year's high school scholarship recipients. Free and open to the public.
24 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.
26-30 "Gardens For Jesus" Vacation Bible School. Sandpoint's Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2235 Pine St., hosts a "Gardens for Jesus" Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon daily, June 26-30. Children will make songbooks, build wooden planter boxes, listen to bible stories, sow seeds and more. Free to attend and open to children ages 4-12! To pre-register call 208-263-3648.
26 Instrument Petting Zoo. Touch and try out various musical instruments, courtesy of the Sandpoint Music Conservatory, during an Instrument Petting Zoo at 10:30 a.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar. St. Free and open to all ages!
27 Library Storytimes. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts Mother Goose Storytime at 10:15 a.m. for children ages 0 to 3; and Preschool Storytime at 11 a.m. for children ages 2 to 5. * Held every Tuesday.
27 Make It at The Library. Kids and families create with robotics, Arduinos, needlework, Legos and other projects during Make It at the Library, held at 3 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. * Held every Tuesday.
27 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.
27 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.
28 Clark Fork Crafternoon. Enjoy free family fun during Crafternoon, making crafts to take home at noon in the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St. * Held on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.
28 Crafternoon. Enjoy free family fun during Crafternoon, making crafts to take home at 1:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. * Held on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.
28 Clark Fork Make It At The Library. The Clark Fork Library, 610 Main St., holds a Make It At The Library program at 2 p.m. Kids are invited to come and make a variety of age-appropriate projects. * Held every Wednesday.
28 Summer Reading Program: The Ribbles Build A Residence. The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company puts on a family-friendly play with audience participation at 6:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Part of the Build a Better World summer reading program for all ages!
29-July 27 STEM in the Park. Join the Sandpoint Library and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the Park, held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 29 through July 27. Bring a lunch and come do science and building projects. Geared towards youth in grades 1st through 5th grade, but all are welcome. For more information, call Suzanne at East Bonner Library Youth Services at 208-263-6930 or Sandpoint Parks and Recreation at 208-263-3613.
29 Magic Class and Magic Show. Learn the art of magic and then watch a show at 2:30 p.m. in the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St. It's free to attend, but pre-registration is required by calling 208-266-1321.
Here is what's coming up in July!
1 Sandpoint Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Sandpoint FOL monthly book sale is held from 10 a.m. 'til 2 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. This month, all sci-fi and romance books are 10 cents each. The library features a collection of Sue Grafton's alphabet mysteries and books on sports. On the center table, there will be a special collection entitled "Summertime Schooling and Parenting." FOL is also featuring a large selection of wonderful cookbooks to enhance your summer cooking and barbecue. Plus, find the usual large supply of mysteries, general fiction, how-to and media. Enjoy the hunt for literary treasures at wonderful prices. Donít forget to look at our shelf located inside the library. All welcome! * FOL book sales are held on the first Saturday of every month.
5-14 Theater Camp. Music Conservatory at Sandpoint hosts a Theater Camp with Keely Gray; held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 5-14 for ages 8 and older. Cost is $145; register at 208-265-4444.
6 Alzheimer's Support Group. The Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St., hosts a support group at 1 p.m. for families, caregivers and friends of those with dementia, Alzheimer's and any related disorder, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. Free respite care is available at Day Break during the group session with advance reservations. Contact Jan Griffitts for information at 208-290-1973, or e-mail email@example.com. * Held on the first and third Thursday of every month.
6 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. Meetings 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 and for more information. * Held on the first and third Thursday of every month.
10-20 Summer Choir Camp. Music Conservatory of Sandpooint hosts a Summer Choir Camp from 9 a.m. to noon July 10-15, and again July 19-20 for ages 9 and older. Cost is $95; register by calling 208-265-4444.
10-14 Show Camp. Youth ages 7-14 are invited to Show Camp, held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, July 10-14 at Lakeview Park. Show Camp is under the direction of Darla Dreyer, a former Disney choreographer and director. Camp participants will work on comedy routines and skits, an opening production number and song presentation. Camp will end with a performance for family and friends. Donít miss the fun! Participants should bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and wear comfortable shoes. Fee is $95; register online by July 5, or at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St.
10 Natural Pest Control Workshop. Greentree Naturals Certified Organic Farm, 2003 Rapid Lightning Rd., hosts a Natural Pest Control Workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In a diverse ecosystem pest populations are regulated naturally. Learn to assess pro-active control practices that minimize harm to pollinators & beneficial insects; learn about insect identification, natural pest formulas, and plant-pest relationships for natural pest control. Learn how to make your own insect traps and natural insect sprays. Cost is $25. Visit GreentreeNaturals.com or call 208-263-8957.
13 A Conversation About Conflict. Columbia Bank, 414 Church St., hosts a talk by international mediator Kenneth Cloke titled "A Conversation About Conflict: What Causes It, What It Means, and How to Handle it Better" from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the community room. Cloke is a resident of Hope, and founded the Center for Dispute Resolution in California and the globally based Mediators Beyond Borders. He is the featured interview subject in the Summer 2017 issue of Sandpoint Magazine. The event is free and open to the public; sponsored by Sandpoint Magazine and 88.5 KRFY Community Radio.
17-21 Open Orchestra Camp. Music Conservatory of Sandpoint hosts an Open Orchestra Camp from 9 a.m. to noon July 17-21 for ages 9 and older. Cost is $85; register by calling 208-265-4444.
17-21 Advanced Orchestra Camp. Music Conservatory of Sandpoint hosts an Advanced Orchestra Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 17-21. Audition is required, or a minimum of two years playing experience. Cost is $85; register by calling 208-265-4444.
18 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.
20 Reclaim Idaho Campaign Kickoff. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the Reclaim Idaho Campaign Kickoff featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Sandpoint native Marilynne Robinson. Reclaim Idaho is an initiative being organized by Luke Mayville and Garrett Strizich, 2003 graduates of Sandpoint High School, and is aimed at reclaiming local values that both Mayville and Garrett believe are in danger of being lost. Robinson is an eloquent advocate for public education, a Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author of essays and novels including "Housekeeping," set in a fictional version of Sandpoint that drew upon her childhood experiences. Learn more in the Summer 2017 issue of Sandpoint Magazine (p. 63) or visit ReclaimIdaho.org.
24-28 Piano Camp. Music Conservatory of Sandpoint hosts Piano Camp with Melody Puller from 9 a.m. to noon July 24-28 for ages 9 and older. Cost is $125; register by calling 208-265-4444.
24 Harvesting the Bounty Workshop. Greentree Naturals Certified Organic Farm, 2003 Rapid Lightning Rd., hosts a Harvesting the Bounty Workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. After putting a lot of time and effort into successfully growing your crops, you want to make sure you are harvesting at the correct time for peak flavor and good storage. Discover techniques for harvesting optimal yields for vegetables, herbs, cut flowers and best practices for post-harvest handling to assure food safety guidelines are met. Cost is $25. Visit GreentreeNaturals.com or call 208-263-8957.
Here is what's coming up in August!
2 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 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!