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Here is what's happening in February!

22 Clark Fork Crafternoon. Enjoy free family fun with a craft to take home, starting at 3 p.m. in the Clark Fork Library at 601 Main St. 208-266-1321

23 INBC Blood Drive. Bonner General Health hosts an INBC Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the BGH classrooms at 520 N. Third Ave. Sign up to donate at INBCSaves.org and use promo code: BonnerHospital, or call 1-800-423-0151. Walk-ins are also welcome. For questions, contact Robin at 208-265-1123 or [email protected].

24 KNPS Presentation: Selkirk Mountain Caribou. Sandpoint Parks & Recreation and the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society present "Selkirk Mountain Caribou Recovery and Arboreal Lichen Collection Project" from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. The presentation will be given by Cheryl Moody, executive director of the Selkirk Conservation Alliance. For more information about KNPS, visit NativePlantSociety.org.

24 American Sign Language Class. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts an American Sign Language Class at 11:30 a.m. ASL instructor Susan Schaller will be teaching a progressive ASL class for beginners. For more information, contact Susan Schaller at [email protected].

24 Democrats' Pizza & Politics. A free slice of pizza and a dose of political update are being offered to the community by the Bonner County Democrat Central Committee and Reclaim Idaho at their annual Pizza & Politics event, held at noon in the Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St. Idaho House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding, of District 19 in North Boise, and Luke Manville, co-founder of Reclaim Idaho and a 2003 Sandpoint High School graduate, are the lead speakers. Both will highlight current, relevant legislative and campaign information and initiatives at the meeting. Free and open to the public; pizza and beverages will be served! 208-304-2995

24 Organic Gardening and Seed Saving. Discuss organic gardening and seed saving 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.

24 Family Game Day with Bingo. Come to Creations on the Cedar Street Bridge, 334 N. First Ave., at 2:30 p.m. for a Family Game Day. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Suzanne Davis at the East Bonner County Library District, 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or [email protected].

26 Free Teen Center Program. All teens are welcome to the Sandpoint Teen Center, 104 S. Division, for a library-sponsored game or STEAM activity at 3:30 p.m. Hosted by Morgan Gariepy, teen librarian with the Sandpoint Library. For this week's theme, call Morgan at 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 or e-mail [email protected]. * Held every Monday.

27 VIP Find Your Perfect Match. Sandpoint Community Resource Center, 231 N. Third Ave., hosts the VIP (Volunteer Idaho Panhandle) Find Your Perfect Match event from noon to 1 p.m. Get connected to find or list volunteer opportunities in Bonner or Boundary counties; organizations will be present to share their needs with you - and to help you decide which opportunity is right for you! Free and open to all! SandpointCommunityResource.com

27 Geezer Forum. Columbia Bank, 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Paul Graves. The 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

27 Intro to 3D Printing for Adults. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts an Intro to 3D Printing for Adults workshop at 5 p.m. Free and open to the public, come learn about 3D printing and design your own 3D printable object! Registration required by calling 208-263-6930.

28 KRFY Morning Show. Morning Show hosts Suzy Prez and Chris Bessler discuss a current affairs topic. Tune in at 8 a.m.; or hear podcast later in the day on the KRFY Podcast page. * Held every Wednesday.

28 Clark Fork Stories and More. Enjoy stories, crafts, prizes and snacks for kids ages 3-8 at 10:30 a.m. in the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main. * Held every Wednesday.

28 Clark Fork Make It at The Library. Kids are welcome to come and make a variety of age-appropriate projects, starting at 2 p.m. in the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St. * Held every Wednesday.

28 Crafternoon. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts Crafternoon at 2 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy free family fun with an artistic craft to take home. For more information, contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or e-mail [email protected].

28 Newport Smelter Panel Discussion. An informational panel will discuss the proposed Hitest Sands silicon smelter from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. The public is welcome to come and listen to representatives discuss potential impacts of the Newport, Wash. project, and how to address it. Free and open to the public; sponsored by the City of Sandpoint. For more information, call 208-263-3310.

28 Media Literacy - Part 1
. Learn and discuss how to critically analyze information for credibility, deconstruct media information, local vs. big media, sources for fact checking and conducting your own topical research during a Media Literacy workshop at 6 p.m. in the Heartwood Center Grove Room, 615 Oak St. The workshop will be conducted in a casual discussion format with an expert facilitator present. Free and open to the public.

Here is what's coming up in March!

1 Alzheimer's Support Group. Families, caregivers and friends of those with Alzheimer's, dementia and any related disorder are welcome to attend this support group from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St. Free respite care at the Day Break Center next door is available during the group session with advance reservations, 208-265-8127. Contact Jan Griffitts for more information at 208-290-1973, or e-mail [email protected]. * Held on the first and third Thursdays of each month

1 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.

3 Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest. Northern Quest Resort in Airway Heights, Wash., hosts a screening at 6 p.m. of the documentary Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest. Meet the movie producer and production team; plus, a banquet and fundraising auction will follow. Presented by the Kalispel Tribe. All proceeds go to the South Selkirk Mountain Caribou herd. To learn more, visit the Kalispel Tribe website.

5 Diabetes Support Group: "Sleep Apnea." Bonner General Health hosts a monthly Diabetes Education and Support Group meeting, held at 10 a.m. in the Health Services Building at 423 N. Third Ave., Ste. 101. The meetings are offered at no charge and serve to strengthen knowledge about diabetes to prevent complications. All people with diabetes, their caregivers and families are invited. This month's topic is "Sleep Apnea" presented by Corrina Lockwood with Anderson Dental. 208-265-6279

7 Epilog Laser Cutter Class. The Epilog laser is the most popular tool at Makerpoint Studio; come learn the magic of laser cutting and engraving with our community by offering this class. In these one-day monthly sessions, February through May, work side by side with the instructor to learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator and make the laser hum while cutting and engraving projects. Class fee is $71; held Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Makerpoint, C106-14 1424 N. Boyer Ave. Register online or visit Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St. 208-263-3613

8 Better Breathers Club. Bonner General Health hosts the Better Breathers Club monthly support group for people living with chronic lung disease and their caregivers. The facilitator is trained by the American Lung Association, and meeting is held at 1 p.m. in the hospital's east classroom, 520 N. Third Ave. RSVP by calling 208-265-1045 or simply attend the meeting. * Held on the second Thursday of every month.

10 Master Class with Vytautas Smetona. Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, 110 Main St., hosts a Master Class with Vytautas Smetona at 9 a.m. Participation in this master class is limited, but there is space in the audience for learning. A master class is an opportunity for aspiring musicians, and music lovers in general, to watch an advanced lesson being taught. The information is valuable for all learners and watching a master class can be as fascinating as a performance! The public is encouraged to attend. Suggested donation $5. Call MCS at 208-265-4444.

10 Stories and More. Presented by Sandpoint Waldorf School's Early Childhood Program, Stories and More is held on the second Saturday of every month 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. To RSVP, call 208-265-2683.

12 Parkinson's Support Group. Individuals affected by Parkinson's, family, caregivers, and friends are encouraged to attend the Parkinson's Support Group, held on the second Monday of each month from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the BGH's 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.

14 Bonner County Amateur Radio Club Meeting. BCARC is a nonprofit charitable organization promoting amateur radio, providing communications, and serving the interests of communities in Bonner County Idaho. BCARC meets at 7 p.m. in the Sandpoint VFW Hall on Pine and Division, and meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Amateur Radio Communications (ham radio). K7JEP.org. * Held on the second Wednesday of each month.

15 Alzheimer's Support Group. Families, caregivers and friends of those with Alzheimer's, dementia and any related disorder are welcome to attend this support group from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St. Free respite care at the Day Break Center next door is available during the group session with advance reservations, 208-265-8127. Contact Jan Griffitts for more information at 208-290-1973, or e-mail [email protected]. * Held on the first and third Thursdays of each month

15 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.

16 Ten Acres and a Dream. University of Idaho Extension offers a one-day program titled 10 Acres and a Dream, designed to help owners of small rural acreages manage their land. Topics include living on the land; homesteading infrastructure; growing fruits, vegetables, and other crops on small acreages; working with county government; raising large and small livestock and managing pastures; and forestry fundamentals. The program will conclude with a panel of University of Idaho master volunteers sharing their Idaho rural living experiences. Pre-register by March 9; $15 fee includes resource materials and refreshments. Contact the UI Extension Office at 208-263-8511 or download a registration form.

20 Intro to Woodworking. Design and build a hardwood cutting board set during this one-day Intro to Woodworking class from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at MakerPoint Studios, C106-14 1424 N. Boyer Ave. Learn how to use the jointer, planer and table saw to surface and prep raw lumber, then 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 offers a truly pro-grade experience, plus you take home your own cutting board set! Monthly sessions held in March and May; $71 fee ($2 city discount) includes materials. Register at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St., online, or call 208-263-3613.

22 LEAP Update: Workshop for Loggers. More than 1,500 Idaho loggers have taken the University of Idaho Extension program on forest ecology, silviculture, and water quality, titled Logger Education to Advance Professionalism (LEAP). LEAP Update is an opportunity for graduates to build on that professional development in forestry. This year's topics include personal location devices for logging safety; the effects of logger fatigue on the job; helping forest owners become tree farmers; maintaining forest soil productivity; roads and Idaho forest practice laws; product values, marketing, and financial decisions; a recent survey of Idaho family forest owners; and a forest product markets update. Pre-register by March 13; $45 fee ($48 online) includes materials and refreshments (lunch provided by Associated Logging Contractors of Idaho). 208-263-8511

27 VIP Find Your Perfect Match. Sandpoint Community Resource Center, 231 N. Third Ave., hosts the VIP (Volunteer Idaho Panhandle) Find Your Perfect Match event from noon to 1 p.m. Get connected to find or list volunteer opportunities in Bonner or Boundary counties; organizations will be present to share their needs with you - and to help you decide which opportunity is right for you! Free and open to all! SandpointCommunityResource.com

Here is what's coming up in April!

2 Diabetes Support Group: "Get Your Move On." Bonner General Health hosts a monthly Diabetes Education and Support Group meeting at 10 a.m. in the Health Services Building, 423 N. Third Ave., Ste. 101. The meetings are offered at no charge and serve to strengthen knowledge about diabetes to prevent complications. All people with diabetes, their caregivers, and families are invited. This month's topic is "Get Your Move On" presented by Gretchen Aleto. 208-265-6279

14 Stories and More. Presented by Sandpoint Waldorf School's Early Childhood Program, Stories and More is held on the second Saturday of every month 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. To RSVP, call 208-265-2683.

21 READY! For Kindergarten Workshops. Registration is now open for the Spring 2018 READY! For Kindergarten Workshops held April 21. These free early childhood literacy workshops for parents of children birth to age 5 are held three times a year in Sandpoint. Parents learn how to "play with a purpose" and the importance of reading to your child in order to develop the important skills they will need for success in school. National program paid for locally by Panhandle Alliance for Education. Free workshop, toys, activities, books and childcare! Register in advance at ReadySandpoint.org or 208-263-7040.

Here is what's coming up in May!

12 Stories and More. Presented by Sandpoint Waldorf School's Early Childhood Program, Stories and More is held on the second Saturday of every month 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. To RSVP, call 208-265-2683.

14 Diabetes Support Group: "Diabetes Review and Update." Bonner General Health hosts a monthly Diabetes Education and Support Group meeting, held at 10 a.m. in the Health Services Building at 423 N. Third Ave., Ste. 101. The meetings are offered at no charge and serve to strengthen knowledge about diabetes to prevent complications. All people with diabetes, their caregivers and families are invited. This month's topic is "Diabetes Review and Update" presented by Dr. Scott Dunn, MD, with Family Health Center. 208-265-6279

Here is what's coming up in June!

9 Stories and More. Presented by Sandpoint Waldorf School's Early Childhood Program, Stories and More is held on the second Saturday of every month 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. To RSVP, call 208-265-2683.

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