Walk 7B :: June-September
Walk 7B is designed to bring people together through movement, exploration, friendship, and adventure! Itís a collaboration through Sandpoint Parks & Recreation, Kaniksu Land Trust, and the National Recreation and Parks Association. Walking is one of the best ways to boost overall health and is a perfect starter activity for people who wish to ease themselves in and build up their fitness.
- June AM session is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Travers Park
- PM session is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Sand Creek Trail.
Cost is $15 per person/session. There are new sessions every month June through September. Register online or in person at the Sandpoint Parks & Recreation Office, 1123 Lake St. For more information, call 208-263-3613.
WaterLife Discovery Center :: June 3-Aug. 26, 2017
The WaterLife Discovery Center is open from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays June 3-Aug. 26. Staffed with volunteers from the Pend Oreille Chapter of the Idaho Master Naturalists, the grounds are open daily until dusk. 208-610-6784
Rhythmics and Acrosport :: June 7-July 12
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.
Session 1 is June 7 through July 12. Session 2 is Sept 6 through Oct. 11. Classes take place at Community Hall, 204 N. First Ave., on Wednesdays. Beginners meet from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Intermediate (with instructor approval) meet from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fees are $40/session ($5 city discount). There is a minimum of 5 and maximum of 12 participants needed to run each session.
Pre-register for Session 1 is June 2, and Session 2 is Aug. 30 at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St. in Sandpoint or go to the online registration.
Bay Trail Fun Run :: June 11
Registration is now open for the 4th annual Bay Trail Fun Run, which takes place Sunday, June 11 along the stunning shores of Lake Pend Oreille! Sign up for your choice of 5k or 10k distances on mostly flat, mostly waterfront courses. The Bay Trail Fun Run is both a competitive race, with awards for top finishers in each age group, and it's a family fun run or walk open to all.
- Register by May 26 to guarantee your commemorative racer T-shirt and water bottle and assorted cool freebies. Sponsorship opportunities are still available -- contact the Friends of Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail at 208-946-7586 to be a part of this wonderful community event and to support efforts to improve the trail and expand it into Ponderay with a passageway under the railroad.
Sandpoint Early Summer Basketball Camp :: June 12-16
Enjoy five days of fun with the great game of basketball during the Sandpoint Early Summer Basketball Camp, held June 12 through June 16 in the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Reserve your camper's spot now. $70 now through May 31; $80 on June 1 through the first day of camp! Learn more and register at HoopsKnowledge.com.
Skyhawks Multi-Sport Clinic :: June 12-16
Sandpoint Parks and Recreation partners with Skyhawks to offer a Multi-Sport Clinic for children ages 6-12 years old. The clinic will take place June 12-16 at Travers Park, 2102 Pine St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Multi-Sport Clinic will introduce baseball, basketball, and soccer in one weeklong setting. Participants will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline. Class fee is $145.
Pre-register by June 5 at the P&R office located at 1123 Lake Street.
CHAFE 150 :: June 17
Registration for the 2017 CHAFE bike ride is open! Over the past four years, CHAFE 150 has raised over $160,000 for children on the Autism Spectrum in the Lake Pend Oreille School District. This year's ride will be held June 17, 2017. Learn more at CHAFE150.org.
Speed Clinic Level 1 :: June 19-21
Ages 13 and up are encouraged to join Dan Chamberlain and Fallout Fitness for a Level 1 Speed Clinic. This clinic will focus on making you faster. Over the course of this three-day program, participants will gain an understanding of sprinting, acceleration and deceleration mechanics. Your 40-yard dash will be tested at the beginning and again at the end of the program to see your improvement. Class meets from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Travers Park, June 19-21. Class fee is $150 (city residents receive a $5 discount).
Register by June 7 at 1123 Lake Street.
Yoga, Dancing, Fitness and Wellness
Downtown Yoga, 301 Cedar St., Ste. 106, behind Pend d'Oreille Winery, hosts the following yoga classes:
- Rebalancing Yoga. Every Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., $14 drop-in or class pass. This all-levels class begins with core activation; the second half leads into yin stretches.
- Vinyasa Flow. Every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., $14 drop-in or class pass. Movement-based while incorporating the power of breath to achieve mindfulness, strength and ease.
- 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.
- Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation. Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. $12 suggested donation. As the resonance of the Tibetan Singing Bowls interact with you, your mind will gradually become quieter, your body tension will soften and youíll achieve what youíre looking for: Peace. Calmness. Clarity. It's as easy as that!
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.
Yoga Class. Sandpoint Yoga Studio, 1309 Ponderosa Dr., Ste. 202, offers a free yoga class every month. Aimed to help melt away stress, all levels and ages are welcome. Donations go to a charitable lottery.
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.
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!