Sandpoint High Fall 2019
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Waterlife Discovery Center :: Weekdays through Aug. 23
Waterlife Discovery Center. A volunteer with the Pend Oreille Chapter of Idaho Master Naturalists (IMN) is on duty from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, at the Waterlife Discovery Center, 1591 Lakeshore Dr. in Sagle, for the summer season. Enjoy exhibits, inside and outside, a wetland trail with interpretive signs, hands-on activities for children, and short videos. If you have questions, bring them to the Master Naturalist on duty. The property is owned by Idaho Fish & Game, and they also sponsor the IMN Chapter. Free and open to the public; grounds open dawn to dusk to picnic or stroll.
Beach Volleyball Tournament :: Aug. 24-25
Sandblast Beach Volleyball Tournament. Sandpoint Parks and Recreation presents the Sandblast Beach Volleyball Tournament Aug. 24-25 for ages 16 and up. There are a limited number of spots in the tournaments, so sign up early to guarantee your spot.
- Fee is $40 per team if pre-registered; $50/team late registration from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Aug. 24.
- Tournament will be Men's and Women's Saturday and Co-ed Doubles Sunday. Meet at the sand volleyball courts at Sandpoint City Beach for rules by 8:30 a.m.; tournament begins at 9 a.m.
Pre-register at www.sandpointidaho.gov/parksrecreation. For more information call Parks & Rec. at 263-3613
Pilassage Class :: Sept. 5-26
Sandpoint Parks and Recreation hosts a Pilassage class from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. starting Sept. 5, at Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. Pilassage is Pilates, yoga and massage combined to keep you healthy, happy, and to reform your body with a gentle approach. Massage and stretch to soften muscles, then train your core and inner muscles. Bring your own mat and a rolling pin. $44 class fee ($4 in-city discount). Pre-register online by Aug. 30. *Repeats every Thursday in September.
Salsa in Sandpoint :: Sept. 5-26
Sandpoint Parks and Recreation hosts Salsa in Sandpoint at Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting Sept. 5. Salsa is an energetic and fun Latin dance. Unlike some partner dances, it is a very sociable dance. You donít need to have a regular partner; in fact it is common to dance with people who have never met before. That is the fun part of dancing salsa. Once you learn to salsa you can dance with people all over the world. Ages 12 to adult. $43 class fee. Pre-register online by Aug. 30. *Repeats every Thursday in September.
Rails to Resort Hill Climb :: Sept. 7
Sandpoint Sports, Syringa Cyclery, Sports Plus, and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation have again organized the Rails to Resort Hill Climb (aka Schweitzer Hill Climb). Although a competitive event, it is also open to bike riders of all skill levels who like a challenge! The event is held Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. Fee is $20. Late registration is from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the event. Online registration deadline is Sept. 5. Pre-register online by Aug. 20 to guarantee a T-shirt. Post-race awards are at Sandpoint Sports at 1 p.m. There is a pre-race meeting at 8:45 a.m. Meet at the Red Barn Parking Lot on Schweitzer Road. Age 12 - adult.
Bollywood Dance Class :: Sept. 8-Oct. 20
Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 204 S. First Ave., hosts a Bollywood dance class at Community Hall from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bollywood dancing is a fun, energetic dance form used in films from India. The dance is a mixture of numerous styles including belly-dance, Kathak (Indian traditional dance), Indian folk, and various Western modern and popular styles such as jazz. Learn the choreography to a whole song. No experience or partners required. Ages 12 to adult. $59 class fee ($4 in-city discount). Pre-register online by Sept. 4 *Repeats every Sunday, Sept. 8 through Oct. 20 (no class Sept. 22)
Patriotic Golf Scramble :: Sept. 15
The Sandpoint Elks host their 12th Annual Patriotic Golf Scramble on Sunday, Sept. 15 starting at 9 a.m. All proceeds from this event will support Bonner and Boundary county veterans. Sponsored by Sandpoint Elks Lodge #1376. Ticket cost is $60/player. For more information, contact Linda Tatlock at 208-255-1405 or [email protected] or go online.
SAFL - Sandpoint Youth Football and Cheer
SAFL - Sandpoint Youth Football & Cheer provides the best, safest, and most enjoyable football and cheer experience for all 3rd thru 8th grade youth athletes of Sandpoint who want to play regardless of financial situations. Register online now for our free day camps and for the 2019 football and cheer season. For more information, call 208-290-1888 or email [email protected].
Ultimate Frisbee :: May-October
Ultimate Frisbee is an active sport that's full of fast-paced action! This league is co-ed and all skill levels are encouraged to participate. The game is played on a field with two end zones to catch the final throw, which scores a point. Join in a game at any time. Cleat recommended, but not required.
- Games are Mondays and Thursdays, May through October 2019, at Great Northern Park from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fee is $20 per person; registration is continual throughout the season.
Contact Sandpoint Parks and Recreation at 208-263-3613 or visit their office at 1123 Lake St.
Walk With A Doc
This walking program is for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. It is now being offered in Sandpoint and Clark Fork. Local medical practitioners will be leading the walks in both locations.
- Clark Fork: Dr. Heather Margaret will be leading walks in Clark Fork every Monday and Thursday at 12:15 - these walks are located at the grassy area behind the Clark Fork High School.
- Sandpoint: Walks begin at the bear statue before the City Beach entrance and go along the Sand Creek Trail. Jane Hoover, Nurse Practitioner from Family Health Center, leads walks every Tuesday evening at 5:15 p.m. In addition, every other Saturday morning a different medical provider will lead the walk beginning at 8 a.m.
All walks are free and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate. It's a great way to get out, get active and enjoy good conversation. For more information, call Nanci Jenkins at Bonner County Coalition for Health / Panhandle Health District 208-263-5159
Laoshi Mark Duffner is a certified Tai Chi instructor and self-avowed Tai Chi geek. Duffner will be sharing his enthusiasm for the Tai Chi arts at the Black Bear Martial Arts Center, 114 N. Boyer. Drop-in classes are $10, and will be offered Mondays from noon to 1 p.m., and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Classes will include instruction on basic Tai Chi and Qigong forms and principles. Advanced students will receive training to an increasing level of depth and complexity in accordance with their readiness and willingness to learn more. To register or for more information, contact Black Bear Martial Arts Center directly at 208-255-1111.
Area Golf Courses
Elks Golf Club. This nine-hole course is closest to town, just outside the Sandpoint city limits off Highway 200 East. 208-263-4321. SandpointElks.com.
StoneRidge Golf. Located about 40 minutes southwest of Sandpoint off Highway 41 in Blanchard, StoneRidge has 19 holes on a scenic course with a par-72 layout. StoneRidge hosts a variety of specialty events; for a current schedule call 208-437-4653, or visit StoneRidgeIdaho.com.
Priest Lake Golf Course. Par-72, 6,500-yard course is located at 152 Fairway Dr. in Priest Lake amidst mountains, forests and wetlands on the west side of Priest Lake. Call 208-443-2525 or visit PriestLakeGolfCourse.com.
Yoga, Dancing, Gymnastics, Fitness and Wellness :: 2019
Rhythmic and Acrosport Gymnastics. Rhythmics is a beautiful activity that combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, dance, and manipulation of 5 apparatus; ball, clubs, hoops, ribbon and rope into skills and routines to music. Acrosport uses partners and groups working together to perform acrobatic skills of tumbling, lifts, balances, tosses and catches of partners in combination with dance. Gymnasts of all sizes are needed. Bases are bigger and strong. Tops are petite. Next session is Sept. 11 - Oct. 17. Registration deadline for this session is September 6. Classes take place at Community Hall, 204 N. First Ave.
- Beginners class: Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for ages mature 5 and up.
- Intermediates class: Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for ages 6 and up.
- Advanced class: Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for ages 7 and up.
Class fees are $43/session ($5 In-City discount). Multiple family member discounts apply. Register online by Sept. 6.
Downtown Yoga, 301 Cedar St., Ste. 106, behind Pend d'Oreille Winery, hosts the following yoga classes:
- Yin Yoga and the Chakras. Every Monday, 4 p.m. to 5:10 p.m., $14 drop-in or class pass. In this class we will use Yin Yoga to liberate the chakras and create new promise in the energy body.
Hope Health Fitness Class. The Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts Health Fitness Classes with Mike Ehredt every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call Mike at 208-360-9647 for more information, or to sign up for the class. $5 per session.
Zumba classes. Zumba is a Latin-dance based fitness class that is fun and highly aerobic (but non-impact). Choose from two class days: Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., or Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Classes are held at the InBody Pilates Studio; 208-290-2600. 66210.zumba.com.
International Folk Dance for Seniors. Luther Park, 510 S. Olive St., hosts classes on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend, and class fee is $5.
Mindful Yoga. Every Monday and Thursday from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Gardenia Center, 400 Church St. Deep, mindful yoga weaving dharana and pranayama throughout the sadhana with Maria Alberg. 208-263-2084
Pranic Healing Clinic. The Gardenia Center hosts a free Pranic Healing Class upstairs in the library at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the last Sunday of every month with one of the following practitioners: Teri McDonald, Mesha Edwards, Gloria Waterhouse or Kelly Navaro.
Youth Sports Jersey Recycling Program
Have your kids outgrown their red and white youth league jerseys? Put them to great use by donating laundered, gently used jerseys back to Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. Each year, Sandpoint's P&R gives out approximately $2,000 in scholarships to youth programs, generously donated by various organizations. That money covers jersey costs as well as program fees - unless we have previously used, donated jerseys we can offer those who can't afford to purchase them. Help keep more money in the scholarship fund for kids to access for recreation program fees by donating jerseys when your children finishes the youth leagues.
- Drop off your jerseys from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Sandpoint P&R, 1123 Lake St. in City Hall. Questions? Call 208-263-3613. Thanks!