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CHAFE 150 :: June 15, 2019

Registration for the 2019 CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo is still open! The CHAFE 150, presented by Sandpoint Rotary and sponsored by Timberline Helicopters, Ting Sandpoint, and Re/Max Real Estate, along with more than 90 businesses and organizations, takes place June 15 out of Sandpoint. There are six routes this year, including 150 miles, 100, 80, 40, 30, and a Family Fun Ride, with proceeds benefitting childhood literacy in Bonner County. Visit CHAFE150.org to register and learn more. 

Yoga, Dancing, Fitness and Wellness :: 2019

Every Saturday - Yoga on Tap. Laughing Dog Brewing hosts Yoga On Tap at 10:45 a.m. every Saturday mornings, taught by Tiki. Afterwards, the group will enjoy a pint of beer!

June 24 - Publik Yoga
. Come join Tasha for a 60-minute warm vinyasa flow starting at 4 p.m., and a cooldown with happy hour afterwards, at Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St. Connect, move, have fun! $10 fee, plus cost of beer; bring your own mat.

June 30 - Sip and Stretch with Brietta. Matchwood Brewing Co., 513 Oak St., hosts a free Sip and Stretch featuring simple stretches set to inspiring music that supports the body in finding its flow. Brietta will emphasize how the breath can support the movement, and how sips of your beverage of choice can soften any edge that may arise. Begins at 5 p.m. at the outdoor firepit.

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.

Parks and Rec :: Summer 2019

Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Summer 2019 sports calendar. To register, or for other activities offered by P&R, visit the web catalog at www.sandpointidaho.gov/parksrecreation or visit the P&R office located at 1123 Lake Street.

Junior Sailing for Beginners (Ages 10-18)
Sandpoint Parks and Recreation and the Sandpoint Sailing Association will be offering three sessions of junior sailing for beginners ages 10-18.

*Session 2 is July 15-18 from 10 a.m. to noon
*Session 3 is July 15-18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The registration deadline for sessions 2 and 3 is July 7. Class fee is $49 per person ($4 city discount) and class fees are all-inclusive.
Students will learn sailing and safety basics and then head out on the water for lots of hands-on experience. Personal flotation devices (PFDs) are required for this class, but students should also be comfortable in deep water. Participants meet at Fred's Deck at the Windbag Marina.
* Note: A swim test will be administered at the City Beach Lifeguard headquarters at 2:30 p.m. on July 14 for session 1, and July 12 for sessions 2 and 3.

Youth Tennis
Registration for Youth Tennis has begun! Partial scholarships are available on a need basis, call 263-3613 for more information or stop by. Each age group listed below has multiple sessions offered. Sessions will fill fast so register early!

Adult Tennis Lessons
Sign up for beginner and intermediate adult tennis lessons. Class fee is $25 per session (City $3 discount.) Participants meet at the Lakeview Park tennis courts from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Beginner lessons focus on teaching sound fundamentals. Intermediate lessons expand on fundamentals, strategy, and play.  Each session has a 12-person maximum, so pre-register early!

Pickleball Camp for Teens
Join Sandpoint Parks and Rec and Panhandle Pickleball Club for the new Pickleball League! Be a part of one of the quickest growing sports across the country; a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. Pickleball combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. The court is smaller than tennis, and there are different styles of ball so the play can be slower or faster for different level of players. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.
- Registration deadline is June 16 and there are only 24 spots available, so register soon. Camp is held June 24-27 from 11 a.m. - noon at the Lakeview Park Pickleball courts down beside the lake. The camp is a beginner-oriented course for ages 14-17 years. Best of all, participation is free! All play equipment is provided. Wear court-type shoes, bring a water bottle, and a fun attitude.

Pickleball League
Join Sandpoint Parks and Rec and Panhandle Pickleball Club for the new Pickleball League! Be a part of one of the quickest growing sports across the country; a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. Pickleball combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. The court is smaller than tennis, and there are different styles of ball so the play can be slower or faster for different level of players. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.
- League plays Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lakeview Park lower ball court beside the lake. This activity is by drop-in, no registration necessary, and play is free!
Adult coed ASA Softball League
Play will be Monday through Thursday beginning in early July through August. Games are played at Travers Park Fields #1 and 2. Register online before June 9 deadline. Roster and minimum of $20 at registration is required to reserve your team's spot in the league.
- Cost is $300 / sponsor fee + $365 / player's fee.  Sponsor and Players fees are due in full by the mandatory
- Captains Meeting June 13 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers. Completed rosters due the first night of play.

Ladies Golf Clinics 
Join Mike Deprez Monday nights this summer for a ladies golf clinic, ages 18 years and older. Two sessions are available. Both sessions meet at the U of I Driving Range on S. Boyer Avenue from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
*Session 2 is July 29-Aug 26 with a registration deadline of July 25.
Fee is $105 ($5 City Discount) per session and includes range balls, fees and one round of golf at Stoneridge.

Skyhawks Multi-Sport Clinic
Sandpoint Parks and Rec is partnering with Skyhawks to offer a Multi-Sport Clinic for children ages 6-12 years old.
Session 2 is July 22-26. Pre-register for session 2 by July 16. Class will be located at Travers Park (2102 Pine St) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Class fee is $155. 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 (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.

Outdoor Shooting Range
The Outdoor Shooting Range is part of the City of Sandpoint Park System, and is a 6-acre park located approximately 4 miles west of town on Baldy Mountain Road, at 113 Turtle Rock Rd. The range consists of 14 covered concrete shooting lanes with benches and stools. The outer boundaries of the range consist of dirt berms with 6' chain link fence surrounding the entire complex. Shooting distances offered are 25, 50, 100, 150 and 200 yards. The city provides shooters free access to quality eye and ear protection, a sporting scope, and targets for use.
Sold at the range, a day pass is $5, and season passes purchased with a current Bonner County Sportsmen Association card are $20, or $70 for a Non-Sportsmen Association member. Bonner County Sportsmen Association memberships are also sold at the range. For more information, contact the range during open hours at 208-263-3628.

Rhythmic and Acrosport Gymnastics
Sandpoint Parks and Rec. holds gymnastics classes at the Community Hall, 204 N. First Ave., June 26-31. Register online by June 21. Rhythmic gymnastics 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 gymnastics 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.

Intro to Wakesurfing
Sandpoint Parks and Rec partners with Action Water Sports to host intro to wakesurfing class on June 24 from 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Each rider will get 20 minutes in the water per session. Instructors will go over the basics, from getting up out of the water to surface spins and airs for the advanced riders. Meet at Action Water Sports, 100 N. 1st Ave, 30 minutes before class starts. 10 - 18 years old. $30 per person ($2 city discount.) Register online by June 18. For more information call 208-263-3613

Wakeboarding and Waterski Class

Sandpoint Parks and Rec partners with Action Water Sports to host wakeboard and waterski class on June 25 from 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Learn the basics of wakeboarding and waterskiing. Meet at Action Water Sports, 100 N. 1st Ave, 30 minutes before class starts. 10 - 18 years old. $30 per person ($2 city discount.) Register online by June 21. For more information call 208-263-3613

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].

12th Annual Patriotic Golf Scramble :: September 15

The Sandpoint Elks will be hosting their 12th Annual Patriotic Golf Scramble on Sunday, September 15 starting at 9 a.m. All proceeds from this event will support Bonner & 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

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 

Tai Chi

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!

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