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Here is what's happening in October!

27 Geezer Forum. Elder Advocates hosts an online Geezer Forum. This week's featured speaker is Kaylee Kron, community services support manager for Hospice of North Idaho. Kron and her hospice colleagues have developed a new support program for family caregivers that she will share with the group. For more information and to join in, contact Paul Graves at Elder Advocates, Inc. at 208-610-4971 or email [email protected].

Here is what's coming up in November!

Through Nov. 1 KNPS Fall Beer Benefit. Join the Kinnickinnick Native Plant Society at Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., from Oct. 19-Nov. 1 when KNPS will be the featured nonprofit. A portion of each night's proceeds will go to the society. Enjoy a fall beer, live music on weekends, and support this great organization that maintains the Sandpoint Arboretum, gives free presentations on native plant-related topics, and more. NativePlantSociety.org.

3 General Election. The general election will decide the U.S. presidential race, plus numerous local and state races including one seat in the U.S. Senate and both of Idaho's seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click to see races, polling places, candidate links, and more on the Sandpoint Online Election Central page.

5 Alzheimer's Support Group. A free Alzheimer's Support Group is held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St. The group is for families, caregivers, and friends of those with Alzheimer's, dementia, and any related disorder; free respite care is available at the Day Break Center next door during the group session with advance reservations at 208-265-8127. Contact Jan Griffitts for more information at 208-290-1973, [email protected]. *Held on the first and third Thursday of each month.

6 Safely Using Herbicides in Forestry. A workshop titled Safely Using Herbicides in Forestry will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Idaho Sandpoint Center for Organic Agriculture, 10881 N. Boyer Rd. The workshop is designed to give forest owners and natural resource professionals an introduction to when and where herbicides can be considered as part of a forest management strategy and how to safely and effectively use herbicides in a forest environment. To ensure an effective learning environment, the program is limited to 25 people and keeping with U of  COVID requirements, seating will be arranged to keep six feet between participants and masks are required. Pre-register at the U of I Extension Office in Bonner County by Oct. 30; $20 registration fee ($22 online registration with a credit card) covers handouts. 208-263-8511

7, 14, 21 Beginning Drawing Class. For ages 10 years to adults; $45/person. Held Saturdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Studio 1 Dance Academy. Bring 8x10 sketchbook, gum eraser, and a small set of drawing pencils. Contact Deanna Benton at 406-836-1115 or [email protected] to sign up.

9 Ponderay EMS Station Open House. Bonner County hosts a ribbon-cutting and open house at 11 a.m. at the newest EMS Station, located at 60 Moody Lane in Ponderay. Everyone is welcome to attend.
 
10 BCRWI Meeting. The November General Meeting of the Bonner County Republican Women, Inc. will be held at the Ponderay Events Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way, at 11:30 a.m. This month’s meeting is a catered luncheon to benefit the Panhandle Animal Shelter, and will feature speaker Mandy Evans of the PAS. Tickets are $10. RSVP at BCRWInc.com. *Repeats on the first Tuesday of every month.

14 Landscaping for Fire Prevention Workshop. Forest fires are a fact of life in the Inland Northwest, and homes located on forested lands can be at high risk. A three-hour online workshop co-sponsored by University of Idaho Extension and the Idaho Department of Lands titled "Landscaping for Fire Prevention" offers rural homeowners an opportunity to learn about techniques to modify their houses and landscapes that can help make them less likely to ignite and easier for firefighters to access, and also the chance to discuss their wildland fire experiences. The program is free for the online session, and is held from 9 a.m. to noon. To prepare and RSVP, go online (then click on the link next to 'Participate Online' to register). For more information, contact Chris Schnepf at [email protected] or 208-446-1680.

Ongoing :: NAMI Far North Support Groups Online. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Far North hosts a Family Support Group and a Connections Peer-Led Support Group online. For more information, email [email protected].

Here is what's coming up in December!

1 BCRWI Meeting. The December General Meeting of the Bonner County Republican Women, Inc. will be held at the Ponderay Events Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way, at 10:15 a.m. RSVP at BCRWInc.com. *Repeats on the first Tuesday of every month.

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Ongoing :: NAMI Far North Support Groups Online. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Far North hosts a Family Support Group and a Connections Peer-Led Support Group online. For more information, email [email protected].
 

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