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Here's what's happening in April

10 AARP tax-aide tax preparation help. Every Monday and Wednesday beginning Feb. 5 and continuing up to April 10 there will be Tax-Aide volunteers at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to assist you with your tax return.

10 Wednesday Storytime. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this weekly family storytime at 10:30 a.m. in Karen's Kids Room.

10 Wednesday Teen Hangout. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts teen hangout from 3-5 p.m. in the Teen Lounge, a respectful place to meet up with friends, build relationships, create art, play games, and grow the teen community. Open to 7-12th graders.

10 Wednesday Project Code. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this introductory project-oriented coding program for 4th - 9th graders, led by a volunteer with decades of experience in IT fields. Held in the Exploration Lab from 3:30-5 p.m. Register here.

10 Wednesday Chess Club. Get to the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays to join in on Chess club in room 102. Play chess - all ages, any experience level.

11 Understanding the Physical Structure of our Local Streams and Rivers. Francine Mejia of USGS and Eric Berntsen of the Kalispel Tribe will conduct a presentation about Understanding the Physical Structure of our Local Streams and Rivers. In the recent past, they have conducted temperature monitoring studies of the Priest River and Pend Oreille River and done some restoration work where Indian Creek flows into the Pend Oreille River west of Newport. If you would like to attend, please send an email to [email protected]. Space will be limited (usually to the first 10 who RSVP), so respond promptly to reserve your spot. Information will be sent to you about the class location. Held from 9-10:30 a.m. with a suggested donation of $5.

11 Kids Candy Making. Make your own chocolate candies or chocolate bars with all sorts of fun topping options! Join at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Teen Lounge. Register here.

11 Thursday Virtual Reality. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this opportunity to stop by for a 15-minute VR session in the VR/Exploration Lab from 3-5 p.m. A legal guardian must accompany kids under 10.

12 Mother Goose Lapsit Storytime. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., invites you to join in Karen's Kids Room at 10:30 a.m. for a singing Storytime with flannel boards and movement for waddlers - 36 months.

12 Friday Chess Club. Get to the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., from 12-3 p.m. on Friday to join in on Chess club in room 102. Play chess - all ages, any experience level.

13 Northern Idaho after the Glaciers & Floods. Carla Burnside, Zone Archaeologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service will present: Northern Idaho after the Glaciers and Floods.  Carla provides historical information about the types of plants and animals in our region leading up to and after the last Ice Age that occurred 12,000+ years ago. She presents a very informative local history including the last few centuries. If you would like to attend, please send an email to [email protected] - space will be limited (usually to the first 10 who RSVP), so respond promptly to reserve your spot. Information will be sent to you about the class location. Class time is from 9-11 a.m. and has a suggested donation of $5.

13 Idahoans for Open Primaries Event. Get over to Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St. in the North Community Room from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. IOP will have people on hand to answer questions about the initiative and assist voters that want to check their registration status while giving visitors the opportunity to sign the petition.

13 Idahoans for Open Primaries Event. Get over to Tyee Coffee on High Street, between Main & Wisconsin in Priest River from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. IOP will have people on hand to answer questions about the initiative and assist voters that want to check their registration status while giving visitors the opportunity to sign the petition.

13 Kaniksu Folk School - Intro to Sashiko & Visible Mending. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Big Red Shed, 11735 W. Pine St. Instructor Hilary DeCecchis teaches this ancient style of Japanese stitching and how to apply this technique to your mending projects. Complete kits will be provided, just come ready to enjoy the motion of slow stitching and leave with patches ready for your favorite garments. Be sure to check out the follow up workshop - Visible Mending 101. Register at Kaniksu.org/Kaniksufolkschool.

13 Natural Connections. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. stop by the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. to participate in a selection of gardening workshops. Starting at 10 a.m. check out Understanding our climate and planning for a successful garden presented by  University of Idaho Extension Educator, Jennifer Jensen. At 12 p.m. learn more about seed saving and the library with Idaho Master Gardeners volunteer, Elizabeth Strube and Garden Coordinator & Seed Librarian, Kelli Burt. At 1 p.m. get introduced to how to Successfully start seeds with presenter Jennifer Jensen and Elizabeth Strube. At 3 p.m. hear about planning to preserve the harvest with Jennifer Jensen and,  University of Idaho Master Food Safety Advisor, Tina Imlay. Learn more here.

13 GriefShare Support Group: Loss of a Loved One. GriefShare is an international nondenominational Christ-based video-support group ministry. Participants learn what to expect in the days ahead, what's normal in grief, and helpful ways of coping with it while they receive support each step of the way. You may start at any point during the classes. Register and get more information here. $25 for workbook. Class will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. thru May 14.

13 Landmark Perspectives: Nature Reimagined. Come discover some of the area's top artists at this invitational exhibit. Featuring Fine Art Paintings, Macrame, Wood Art, and more. This is a free public event with silent auction items benefitting the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. Held at the Pearl Theater, 7160 Ash St. in Bonners Ferry from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See more here.

13 Saturday Virtual Reality. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this opportunity to stop by the VR/Exploration lab for a 15-minute VR session. from 1-3 p.m. A legal guardian must accompany kids under 10.

13 Kaniksu Folk School - Fire Making. From 1 to 4 p.m. at The Big Red Shed, 11735 W. Pine St. Woodsman and living history fanatic, Shaun Deller, will guide participants through the earliest friction fire techniques, then moving ahead thousands of years to flint and steel technology, wooden matches, modern lighters and ferrocerium fire strikers. Students will have the opportunity to try each method and learn the best technique and how to apply these tools to modern survival kits. Shaun will elaborate on historical connections to each fire starting method, giving context to our shared human history of harnessing the power of fire. Register at Kaniksu.org/KaniksuFolkSchool.

13 Registraton Deadline for Kimekomi with Jenny Barry. Begin by drawing a 'stained-glass' style design on foam core. Then cover the basic cutting techniques for the foam, and then cutting and tucking techniques for the fabric. Learn more or sign up at ArtInSandpoint.org/jds-student.

14 Kaniksu Folk School - Visible Mending 101. 1 to 4 p.m. at The Big Red Shed, 11735 W. Pine St. A follow-up to the Intro to Sashiko class. This open studio time is for you to bring in your garment, receive guidance from Instructor Hilary DeCecchis, and enjoy the camaraderie of other slow stitchers. You will have access to a diverse array of textiles and all the materials necessary to practice your Sashiko skills and give your favorite clothing a new life! Register at Kaniksu.org/KaniksuFolkSchool.

15 Monday Teen Hangout. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts teen hangout from 3-5 p.m. in the Teen Lounge, a respectful place to meet up with friends, build relationships, create art, play games, and grow the teen community. Open to 7-12th graders.

15 Monday Raspberry Pi. Explore a world of circuits and breadboards with planned projects. Held in the VR/Exploration lab at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. from 3:30-5 p.m. No prior experience is needed.

15 Biodiversity Matters: City, Nature Challenge. From 5-6 p.m. in the Community Rooms of the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., stop in and learn about he worldwide City Nature Challenge (CNC) running April 26-29, and how to help document as many wild organisms as possible throughout Bonner County.

15 Deadline for 101 Women Sandpoint Grant Cycle. Are you a non-profit looking for grant money? Get ready for a transformative opportunity. The 101 Women Sandpoint Grant cycle is set to open its doors on March 1, 2024. This initiative aims to support Bonner County non-profits dedicated to meeting basic human needs in our community. You are encouraged to apply, and can do so at 101womensandpoint.com. Don't wait, the application deadline is April 15, 2024.

15 Auditions for 'Always a Bridesmaid'. Out of the Box Entertainment director Lorraine Patria is looking for 6 women for a comedic production - Always a Bridesmaid, by authors Jones, Hope, Wooten and copyrighted by Dramatist Play Service. No prep is necessary, as you will be asked to read from a script. Audition will be held at the Roxy Theater, 120 S. Washington Ave. in Newport from 6-7 p.m. If you can't make this one - another audition will be held on April 22 at the same time and place.

16 Bonner General Community Hospice Open House: Advanced Care Directives. The BEST gift you can give your loved one is to have your wishes in writing and to share with them. Join this discussion with the Bonner General Community Hospice professionals from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Monarch Conference Room (The first floor of the Health Services Building) 423 North Third Ave.

16 Teen Art: Explore Collage with Molly Gentry. Learn about making art with collage and found objects. Molly, a local artist, will provide direction and unique material to create a new piece of art. Class will be held in the Teen Lounge of the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. from 3-5 p.m. Register here.

16 Tuesday Coding Club. Join from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., in the VR/Exploration Lab. Work with Edison bots Pi Sloth robots and Raspberry Pi units. Participants will primarily use Scratch and Python coding to interact with their robots. You don't need any prior experience to participate.

17 Wednesday Storytime. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this weekly family storytime at 10:30 a.m. in Karen's Kids Room.

17 HSP: Yoga. Spring into yoga to increase your flexibility and strength. Ages 12 and under with limited registration here. Class will be held at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. in Karen's Kids Room from 1-2 p.m.

17 Public Hearing for Proposed Bike Park. A public hearing has been set for the proposed 170-acre bike park outside of Sagle. County residents will have a chance to speak on the proposal. Hearing will be held at the Bonner County Administration Building starting at 1:30 p.m. Written comments will be accepted, but must be submitted by April 10. Comments can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to the Planning Department at 1500 Hwy. 2, Suite 208, Sandpoint, ID. 83864.

17 Wednesday Teen Hangout. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts teen hangout from 3-5 p.m. in the Teen Lounge, a respectful place to meet up with friends, build relationships, create art, play games, and grow the teen community. Open to 7-12th graders.

17 Wednesday Project Code. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this introductory project-oriented coding program for 4th - 9th graders, led by a volunteer with decades of experience in IT fields. Held in the Exploration Lab from 3:30-5 p.m. Register here.

17 Wednesday Chess Club. Get to the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays to join in on Chess club in room 102. Play chess - all ages, any experience level.

17 PEP Community Networking & Listening Event. Join in for a community networking and listening event at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St. from 5-6 p.m. There will be a Board of Directors meeting (feel free to attend) immediately preceding from 4:15-5 p.m. Feel free to linger longer, and there will be drink tickets, so your first drink's on the Pend Oreille Economic Partnership.

17 Student Safety Summit. A parent education forum to protect our students as they navigate modern risks. Join in at the Sandpoint High School at 5:30 p.m. to hear about what parents can do to keep their students safe from experts in the field. There will be talk in the areas of mental health with suicide awareness parent resources and practical tips; online threats with social media & app trends including sextortion; and drugs in our community speaks about the ease of access to deadly drugs in the age of social media. Dinner and childcare will be provided.

17 Kaniksu Folk School - Beginning Ballroom Dancing. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at The Big Red Shed, 11735 W. Pine St. Lindsey Hoyer teaches this basic class for beginners. Ages 8 and up recommended. Families are encouraged to learn to dance together! No partner needed to attend. Register at Kaniksu.org/KaniksuFolkSchool.

18 Kids Sewing. Kids in 4-6 grade can learn to sew their own cute bag at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. in Karen's Kids Room from 3-4:30 p.m. Limited registration.

18 S.A.F.E. Teens. Get current and accurate info about fentanyl in our community and resources for those struggling with abuse. Held in the Community Room of the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. from 3-5 p.m.

18 Thursday Virtual Reality. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this opportunity to stop by for a 15-minute VR session in the VR/Exploration Lab from 3-5 p.m. A legal guardian must accompany kids under 10.

18 Small Town, Big Vision. A Film Fest for anyone who's ever cared about where they live. This is a free event to be held at the Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St. Organized by Project 7B and the Idaho Chapter of the American Planning Association. Doors open at 5 p.m. Join for an evening of informative, quirky films on how regular people can build - and preserve - their neighborhoods, communities, and rural spaces. Raffle, food, and beverages will be available to purchase. Event is free, but donations are welcome. See more here.

18 Registration Deadline for Watercolor Landscapes II with Robilyn Robbins. This class will consist of 4 weeks of instruction & painting. It will cover how to draw the subject and how to paint the subject using watercolors. To learn more or sign up, visit ArtInSandpoint.org/jds-student.

19 Friday Chess Club. Get to the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., from 12-3 p.m. on Friday to join in on Chess club in room 102. Play chess - all ages, any experience level.

19 Let My People Go (Movie). The Regeneration Calvary Chapel, 130 McGhee Rd. #209 invites you to hear this story rooted in biblical themes and archetypes - focusing on the bondage of the American people. how will be held from 6-9 p.m. Sign up to attend here.

20 Paved Pathways Earth Day Cleanup. Meet at the KLT office (1215 Michigan Street, Suite A) anytime between 8:30 and 11 a.m. to get your assigned area, garbage bags, bites and warm beverages and be on your way to clean up our community. Get more info at Kaniksu.org/happenings.

20 Wild Medicinal Plants of North Idaho. Get over to the East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St. starting at 10 a.m. and take a virtual walk on the wild side with Suzanne Tabert from the Cedar Mountain Herb School. Discover the many medicinal plants that grow in our region. She will also share the right time to plant and harvest. If you'd like to watch on Zoom, register here.

20 Stitch & Save: Sew an Earth Day Tote Bag. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. you can visit the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. and take part in creating your own personalized tote bag. Materials will be provided. Register here. Held in the Community Rooms.

20 GriefShare Support Group: Loss of a Loved One. GriefShare is an international nondenominational Christ-based video-support group ministry. Participants learn what to expect in the days ahead, what's normal in grief, and helpful ways of coping with it while they receive support each step of the way. You may start at any point during the classes. Register and get more information here. $25 for workbook. Class will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. thru May 14.

20 Saturday Virtual Reality. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this opportunity to stop by the VR/Exploration lab for a 15-minute VR session. from 1-3 p.m. A legal guardian must accompany kids under 10.

20 Registration Deadline for Creating a Copper Bracelet/Cuff. In this class students will learn how to safely and properly use the oxyacetylene torch, the properties of copper, the difference of work hardened vs. annealed, and more. Each student will take home a piece of their jewelry. To sign up or learn more visit ArtInSandpoint.org/jds-student.

21 Registration Deadline for Intro to Sashiko with Hillary Dunbar. Learn the art of Sashiko, an ancient Japanese hand stitching technique that transforms old clothes into new, fashionable pieces through beautiful patterns and textiles. To sign up or learn more visit ArtInSandpoint.org/jds-student.

22 Homeschooling High Schoolers. Join in the Community Rooms of the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for an informative session with experienced homeschool teacher Beth Hoerth. Register here.

22 Plant an Herb Garden. Celebrate Earth Day and plant a small herb garden. Decorate a box, plant 3-5 herbs to use in your kitchen, and add painted plant tags. Limited supplies, one box per family. Class will be held in the Community Rooms at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. from 3-4:30 p.m.

22 Monday Teen Hangout. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts teen hangout from 3-5 p.m. in the Teen Lounge, a respectful place to meet up with friends, build relationships, create art, play games, and grow the teen community. Open to 7-12th graders.

22 Monday Raspberry Pi. Explore a world of circuits and breadboards with planned projects. Held in the VR/Exploration lab at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. from 3:30-5 p.m. No prior experience is needed.

22 Registration Deadline for Visible Mending with Hillary Dunbar. This workshop serves as a continuation of the Intro to Sashiko class. Restore your favorite pieces. To sign up or get more information, visit ArtInSandpoint.org/jds-student.

22 Registration Deadline for Forging Ornate Wall Hooks with Dave Gonzo. In this class you will learn how to work with hot metal by the process of forging, twisting, and shaping it into form. To learn more about the class, or to sign up, visit ArtInSandpoint.org/jds-student.

22 Auditions for 'Always a Bridesmaid'. Out of the Box Entertainment director Lorraine Patria is looking for 6 women for a comedic production - Always a Bridesmaid, by authors Jones, Hope, Wooten and copyrighted by Dramatist Play Service. No prep is necessary, as you will be asked to read from a script. Audition will be held at the Roxy Theater, 120 S. Washington Ave. in Newport from 6-7 p.m.

23 HSP: Kids Sewing. Kids in 4-6 grade can learn to sew their own cute bag at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. in Karen's Kids Room from 10 a.m. to noon. Limited registration.

23 Tuesday Coding Club. Join from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., in the VR/Exploration Lab. Work with Edison bots Pi Sloth robots and Raspberry Pi units. Participants will primarily use Scratch and Python coding to interact with their robots. You don't need any prior experience to participate.

24 Wednesday Storytime. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this weekly family storytime at 10:30 a.m. in Karen's Kids Room.

24 Medicare 101. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. hosts this workshop with SHIBA to learn all you need to know to start Medicare successfully. Held in the Community Rooms from 12:30 - 2 p.m.

24 Wednesday Teen Hangout. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts teen hangout from 3-5 p.m. in the Teen Lounge, a respectful place to meet up with friends, build relationships, create art, play games, and grow the teen community. Open to 7-12th graders.

24 Wednesday Project Code. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this introductory project-oriented coding program for 4th - 9th graders, led by a volunteer with decades of experience in IT fields. Held in the Exploration Lab from 3:30-5 p.m. Register here.

24 Wednesday Chess Club. Get to the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays to join in on Chess club in room 102. Play chess - all ages, any experience level.

24 Living with Ease Tapping Workshop. Get over to the Yellow Room, 102 Euclid Ave (Second floor) to learn more in this workshop by Beryl Ryan, RN. Tapping is a self-healing tool that uses a sequence of light physical "tapping" on external acupressure points, allowing you to return your body and mind to a state of wellness. In this intractive workshop you will learn, practice, and explore how this tool can be utilitized in a variety of situations; from physical and emotional pain, to anxiety, stress, and PTSD. Cost is $30 and the workshop will run from 6-8 p.m. Get signed up at TapWithin.com.

24-26 Sandpoint City Branch Pickup. All branches must be placed outside the curb of residences in Sandpoint city limits by April 24. Stack all brush and branches lengthwise in the street along the curb (not on lawns); no leaves or bagged leaves; maximum branch diameter is 4 inches & no longer than 6 ft.; do not mix other materials (building materials, leaves, grass clippings) or crews will not removed the mixed pile.

25 Recreating in Bear Country. Rob Morris of IDFG will present Recreating in Bear Country, including distinguishing between black and grizzly bears; techniques to minimize conflicts with bears; and the rules for storage of food and other attractants. There will be a demonstration of proper use of bear spray as well. If you would like to attend, please send an email to [email protected] - space will be limited (usually to the first 10 who RSVP), so respond promptly to reserve your spot. Information will be sent to you about the class location after registration. Class will be held from 9-10:15 a.m. and has a suggested donation of $5.

25 Friends of the Panida Meeting. This is the quarterly board meeting of the Friends of the Panida. Being held at Tango Cafe, 414 Church St., at 1:30 p.m.

25 Registration Deadline for Glass Wind Chimes with Julie Ellis. In this class students will be working with recycled products to create their own individual expression of glass art chimes in this one-session class. To learn more, or to sign up, visit ArtInSandpoint.org/jds-student.

25 Teen: Coding Class. From 3-5 in the Teen Lounge at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., explore JavaScript by learning how to code mods for Minecraft and Roblox using Code Kingdoms.

25 Thursday Virtual Reality. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this opportunity to stop by for a 15-minute VR session in the VR/Exploration Lab from 3-5 p.m. A legal guardian must accompany kids under 10.

25 Good Bones: Adding Value in Future Development. From 6-8 p.m. you can join in to discuss the history of the Elsasser Homestead in the context of property development in Bonner County. See the Storied Futures exhibit, network, and be inspired. Held at the Sandpoint Library Community Rooms, 1407 Cedar St.

26 Friday Chess Club. Get to the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., from 12-3 p.m. on Friday to join in on Chess club in room 102. Play chess - all ages, any experience level.

27 Kaniksu Folk School - Bladesmithing I - Railroad Spike Knife. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Big Red Shed, 11735 W. Pine St. Nick Belfry teaches this skills course that focuses on the essential blacksmithing skills required to make a knife, including forming a tapered tip, flattening the blade, hammering the bevel, and straightening the workpiece. Materials for this class are easy to work with, but not ideal for a high quality final product. Register or get more information at Kaniksu.org/KaniksuFolkSchool.

27 Idahoans for Open Primaries Event. Get over to Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St. in the North Community Room from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. IOP will have people on hand to answer questions about the initiative and assist voters that want to check their registration status while giving visitors the opportunity to sign the petition.

27 Basic Shotgun Course. Meeting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at IDFG Farragut Shooting Range Center, 33644 N. Shooters Rd. This course is for adults age 18 and older only. Course topics will include: Shotgun types, terms and definitions, safe handling, proper stance, and fundamentals of marksmanship. Bring your own bag lunch. Pre-registration is required, and the class and range fee is $20/per cash or check at the range. Register, or get more information here.

27 GriefShare Support Group: Loss of a Loved One. GriefShare is an international nondenominational Christ-based video-support group ministry. Participants learn what to expect in the days ahead, what's normal in grief, and helpful ways of coping with it while they receive support each step of the way. You may start at any point during the classes. Register and get more information here. $25 for workbook. Class will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. thru May 14.

27 Kaniksu Folk School - Wirebending. 1-3 p.m. at The Big Red Shed, 11735 W. Pine St. Learn different techniques from artisan instructor Weezil Samter that will open the door to crafting a multitude of creations. Open to all ages. Scholarships available. Register or get more information at Kaniksu.org/KaniksuFolkSchool.

27 Saturday Virtual Reality. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this opportunity to stop by the VR/Exploration lab for a 15-minute VR session. from 1-3 p.m. A legal guardian must accompany kids under 10.

28 Kaniksu Folk School - Monthly Herbal Walks. 1-4 p.m. at The Big Red Shed, 11735 W. Pine St. Instructor Meryl Kastin is a Clinical and Field Herbalist for over 40 years. Learn to positively ID plants as well as when and how best to gather them and how to use them for food and/or medicine. Also identify some of the most poisonous plants in North America. Attend each month's walks to see the various plant stages of the same plants as well as the progression through the seasons of the herbs to use. Register or get more information at Kaniksu.org/KaniksuFolkSchool.

28-29 Kaniksu Folk School - Ceramic Stoneware Mug. 2-6 p.m. & 2-5 p.m. at The Big Red Shed, 11735 W. Pine St. Use your imagination to create a pinch pot mug with a handle and add any 3-dimensional features you wish. Instructor Jamie Danielson teaches with stoneware clay and glazes, allowing your completed work of art to be oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. This is a 2-class series, allowing your creation to dry and get fired in the kiln between the class sessions, and returning a third time to pick up your completed project after the final glaze firing. Ages 8 and up (children 8-12 require parent/guardian assistance). Register or get more information at Kaniksu.org/KaniksuFolkSchool.

29 Monday Teen Hangout. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts teen hangout from 3-5 p.m. in the Teen Lounge, a respectful place to meet up with friends, build relationships, create art, play games, and grow the teen community. Open to 7-12th graders.

29 Monday Raspberry Pi. Explore a world of circuits and breadboards with planned projects. Held in the VR/Exploration lab at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. from 3:30-5 p.m. No prior experience is needed.

30 Blood Drive. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. is hosting Vitalant for a blood drive from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Community Rooms. They need 34 life-saving donors. Registration is recommended, and can be done at Vitalant.org.

30 Storytelling Games. Do you like to write stories or poems? Meet other writers and learn storytelling games to improve your writing. In celebration of National Poetry Month. For grades 4-6. This will be held in Karen's Kids Rooms at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. from 3-4 p.m.

30 Book Club. From 3-4 p.m. meet in the Community Rooms of the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. The reading is "Our Missing Hearts" by Celeste Ng. Discuss with library staff and community members, even if you haven't read the book. Open to adults and teens. 

30 Teen Art: Resin. Use molds and added materials to make jewelry or small pieces of resin art to take home. Class will be held in the Teen Lounge at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. from 3-5 p.m. Register here.

30 Tuesday Coding Club. Join from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., in the VR/Exploration Lab. Work with Edison bots Pi Sloth robots and Raspberry Pi units. Participants will primarily use Scratch and Python coding to interact with their robots. You don't need any prior experience to participate.

And in May...

3 Women in the Woods. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pine Street Woods, 11915 W. Pine. Learn from and with all-women forestry experts, creating an atmosphere where forest management training is tailored to female land managers. This forestry field day puts participants (of any gender) out in the woods, rotating through different exercises covering forest assessment, ecology, and forest management. Get more info at kaniksu.org/happenings.

4 Kaniksu Folk School - Knife Sharpening. 12-4 p.m. at The Big Red Shed, 11735 W. Pine St. Instructor Matt Honsinger will teach you to sharpen your own kitchen knives, using easily obtainable, affordable materials. We will also have a former professional chef to teach basic techniques to safely use your newly sharpened knife. Register or get more info at kaniksu.org/kaniksufolkschool.

11 Kaniksu Folk School - Beginner Blacksmithing: Hand-forged Skewers. 9 a.m. to noon at The Big Red Shed, 11735 W. Pine St. Instructor Nick Belfry will show you some basic blacksmithing skills and create a beautiful set of tools to impress your friends and family with at your next barbeque! Learn how to cut, bend, twist, and taper steel to complete your one-of-a-kind project. Register or get more info at kaniksu.org/kaniksufolkschool.

18 Kaniksu Folk School - Nature Journaling. 1-4 p.m. at The Big Red Shed, 11735 W. Pine St. Artist Amy Stephenson will guide students in observing details of the plants and flowers they encounter in their surroundings and documenting them with watercolors and drawing tools. Register or get more info at kaniksu.org/kaniksufolkschool.

19 Hike For Ethan. This event aims to bring our community together, fostering a supportive environment and promoting mental health awareness. "Hike for Ethan" carries special significance as we endeavor to cultivate a sense of togetherness, compassion, and understanding while strolling through the beauty of nature. In every step, we honor Ethan's legacy, embracing his love for nature and hiking. Multiple routes available - or just come up to cheer hikers on and learn about Ethan Murray Fund's work in our community. Get more info at kaniksu.org/happenings.

19 Kaniksu Folk School - Monthly Herbal Walks. 1-4 p.m. at The Big Red Shed, 11735 W. Pine St. Instructor Meryl Kastin is a Clinical and Field Herbalist for over 40 years. Learn to positively ID plants as well as when and how best to gather them and how to use them for food and/or medicine. Also identify some of the most poisonous plants in North America. Attend each month's walks to see the various plant stages of the same plants as well as the progression through the seasons of the herbs to use. Register or get more information at Kaniksu.org/KaniksuFolkSchool.

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