Here is what's happening in March!
21 Spring Kids' Dance Party. Join the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., for 30 minutes of dancing to some fun kids' music starting at 10:30 a.m.! Info: 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 [email protected].
21 Alzheimer's Support Group. Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St., hosts an Alzheimer's Support Group from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., for families, caregivers, and friends of those with Alzheimer's. Free respite care is available at the Day Break Center next door during group session with advance reservations (208-265-8127). For more information on the group, contact Jan Griffitts at 208-290-1973 or e-mail [email protected]. *Held on the first and third Thursday of each month.
21 Chess Class. Work on your chess game with Dave Braun, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. All welcome. 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or [email protected].
21 LGBTQ+ Support Group. The Human Connection, 2023 Sandpoint West Dr., hosts a weekly gathering for LGBTQ+ youth, friends, family, and allies from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This free weekly support group is a great opportunity for community members ages 15-25 to get together and share their stories, their commonalities, and their love. 208-265-5412 *Held every Thursday.
21 Intro to MIG Welding. Come and learn proper use of a MIG welder. This class is a full introduction to MIG welding and will give you all of the basics to get started on your first project. The class is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will be held at MakerPoint Studio; C106-14 1424. N Boyer Ave. Space is limited to 4/class. Session is $71, with a $2 discount for participants residing inside Sandpoint City limits. Pre-register online by March 17 at SandpointIdaho.gov/parksrecreation. 208-263-3613
22 Explore Virtual Reality - Reserve Sessions. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., holds 15-minute sessions in the Virtual Reality room from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact the Tech Desk at 208-263-6930 ext.1251. *Held every Friday.
22 Clark Fork Mother Goose. Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St., hosts a special storytime for babies and toddlers at 10:15 a.m.; followed by 20 minutes of playtime. 208-266-1321 *Held every Friday.
22-23 Idaho Master Naturalists Program. The Pend Oreille Chapter of Idaho Master Naturalists kick off new membership classes, held at the Waterlife Discovery Center, 1591 Lakeshore Dr. in Sagle, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 22 (potluck dinner included), and 9 a.m. to noon March 23. The program is sponsored by Idaho Fish & Game, and the purpose is to develop a group of well-informed volunteers to actively work towards stewardship of Idaho's natural environment. Classes continue through May, every other Thursday and Saturday. Cost is $50. Email [email protected] for details regarding class topics, dates and times.
23 Becoming Animal in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and City of Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Department present Debbie Lee: Becoming Animal in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. From 2010 to 2014, Lee conducted 50 oral history interviews with people who had traveled or worked in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness of Idaho and Montana. Based on these and recordings of interviews of Nez Perse elders, Lee will talk about how the connection between animal stories and oral narrative is vital to a wilderness ethic. Free and open to the public. Learn more at NativePlants.org.
23 Garden Planning and Seed Starting. Learn how to plan your garden and give your plants a head start for a productive season at 10 a.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Pre-registration is required: 208-265-2665.
23 Book Theater. A new kind of "book club" - come share your favorite books ... puppets and performance included, at 11 a.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Geared to 4th-6th grades. Info: [email protected].
23 Saturday Movie – Moana. Come watch Disney's Moana at 1 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Info: 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or [email protected].
23 Explore Virtual Reality - Reserve Sessions. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., holds 15-minute sessions in the Virtual Reality room from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Contact the Tech Desk at 208-263-6930 ext.1251. *Held every Saturday.
25 Last Day for Public Comments: BNSF Rail Expansion Project. Your voice matters! This is the final day to comment on the BNSF Rail Expansion Project. Click to fill out a comment form.
26 Mother Goose. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts stories and singing for babies and toddlers ages 0-13 and their caregivers at 10 a.m. Plus, stay and play until 10:40 a.m. eBonnerLibrary.org. 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 *Held every Tuesday.
26 Preschool Storytime. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts stories and crafts for kids age 2-5 and their caregivers at 11 a.m. Free and open to the public. eBonnerLibrary.org. For more information, contact Suzanne Davis at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or [email protected]. *Held every Tuesday.
26 Basic Computer Class. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Basic Computers Class from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the upstairs computer lab. This is a computer class for the beginning beginner in a small-group setting. Registration is required by calling 208-263-6930. *Held every Tuesday.
26 Geezer Forum. Columbia Bank, 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Paul Graves. Thriving vs. Surviving: Building Resiliency After Trauma, featuring Keely Brannigan, LPC, Somatic Therapist. Presented by Elder Advocates; free and open to the public. 208-610-4971 *Held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.
26 Explore Virtual Reality. Explore the world with Google Earth VR during drop-in sessions between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Under 18 must accompany parent consent form; under 10 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. For more information, contact the Tech Desk: 208-263-6930 ext.1251. eBonnerLibrary.org. *Held every Tuesday.
26 Robotics. Explore STEAM with Lego Mindstorm robotics from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St. eBonnerLibrary.org. 208-266-1321 *Held every Tuesday.
26 MAGIC the Gathering. Teens meet in Community Room B to play the game MAGIC at 3:30 p.m. eBonnerLibrary.org. 208-263-6930 ext. 1245. *Repeats every Tuesday.
26 Seventh and Eighth Grade Math Homework Help. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts drop-in math help with tutors from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Center, Room 202. Free and open to the public. 208-265-2665 *Held every Tuesday.
26 Pop-up Books. Come make your own pop-up book at 3:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Free family fun with a DIY book to take home. Info: 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or [email protected].
26 3D Printing Workshop. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a 3D Printing Workshop at 5 p.m. Design your own 3D printed object, and also learn some fascinating ways 3D printers are being used. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 208-266-1321. *Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
26 Away with Words. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a creative writing workshop for teens in the YA Reading Area from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with Beth Weber. Whether you are a poet, penner of short stories, or working on the great American novel, join us at the library to make your literary endeavor come to life. For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call 208-263-6930 ext. 1245. *Held every Tuesday.
26 PFLAG Sandpoint. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at First Presbyterian Church from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PFLAG holds a support meeting on the first Tuesday, and a game night and social event on the fourth Tuesday. Free and open to the public.
27 KRFY Morning Show. Morning Show hosts Suzy Prez and Chris Bessler discuss a current affairs topic. Tune in at 8 a.m.; or hear a podcast later in the day on the KRFY Podcast page. * Held every Wednesday.
27 Clark Fork Stories and More. Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St., hosts stories, crafts, prizes and snacks for kids ages 3-8 starting at 10:30 a.m. Free and open to the public. eBonnerLibrary.org. *Held every Wednesday.
27 Paint a Piggy Bank. Save your pennies in honor of Money Smart Week! Paint a ceramic bank, with several designs to choose from, at 2:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Free family fun with a money-saving craft to take home. Info: 208-263-6930 ext.1211 or [email protected].
27 3D Printing Club. Collaborate with others and learn more from staff about 3D printing and design from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library. A few laptops will be provided or you may bring your own device. Open to all ages and skill levels. 208-263-6930 ext. 1251 *Held on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
27 Teen Zine & Doodle Creation. Teens! Make a mini-magazine about whatever interests you, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Small, personalized, and so much fun! Info: [email protected] or 208-263-6930 ext. 1245.
28 Teen Book Club. The club is reading for group discussion "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. See Kimber for more information or about obtaining a copy: 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 or [email protected].
Here is what's coming up in April!
3 3D Printing Workshop. The Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St., hosts a 3D Printing Workshop from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Design your own 3D printed object, and also learn some fascinating ways 3D printers are being used. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 208-266-1321. *Held on the first Wednesday of every month.
6 Sandpoint Friends of the Library Book Sale. Sandpoint Library hosts the FOL Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free and open to the public, so come browse around! eBonnerLibrary.org. *Held on the first Saturday of every month
6 Inland NW Ruck - Long Distance Backpacking Clinic. The American Long Distance Hiking Association-West (ALDHA-West) sponsors a long distance backpacking clinic in the Eagles Lodge #4080, 61520 W. Wyoming, in Hayden. Register online - cost is $20 for ALDHA-West members, $35 for non-members; snacks and a baked potato bar lunch included. Social hour with beverages and snacks to follow. The clinic, the 5th Annual Inland NW Winter Ruck, is designed for those interested in extending the distance of their hiking abilities or undertaking long distance hikes, especially on the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, the Pacific Northwest Trails and other long-distance routes.
6 Bella Note Musical Program. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts the Bella Note Musical Program at 10:30 a.m. Part of a monthly series running through December, this program features a different musical theme and is geared for families with young children. eBonnerLibrary.org. For more information, call 208-263-6930 *Held on the first Saturday of the month.
8 Project Based Learning (PBL) Workshop. Explore Project-Based Learning (PBL) and how this style of education is inspiring high school students to be the author of their own learning during a workshop at 5:30 p.m. in the Forrest Bird Charter School, 614 S. Madison. The general public is welcome to attend; learn more by e-mailing [email protected] or visit ForrestBirdCharterSchool.org.
12 AHWF Bingo. The Clark Fork Senior Center hosts Bingo benefitting the American Heritage Wildlife Foundation. Everyone's welcome to join the fun, win prizes, and enter raffles. Cost to play is $5 per card or 5 cards for $20. Games start at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.); nachos, beverages and dessert will be available before the games begin. Fun for the entire family! AHWF.org. 208-266-1488
13-14 Wilderness & Remote First Aid and CPR/AED Certification Course. Do you know what to do if you're out in the Scotchmans (or anywhere an hour or more from help) and part of your group gets sick or injured? Let Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness help! FSPW offers a two-day Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid Certification course in Sandpoint. The course is $60, just enough to cover the cost of materials and certification. Because this course would normally cost over $200, FSPW asks that you donate two days of volunteer time back to FSPW. This volunteer time can be trail work, working an outreach booth, participating in a citizen science project, or other opportunities. Register on FSPW's website.
16 BCRWI Meeting. The general meeting of the Bonner County Republican Women, Inc. will be held at 10:15 a.m. in the Ponderay Events Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way. Open to the public; RSVP at bcrwinc.com.
16 Parent Grief Support Group. For parents grieving the loss of a child, this monthly support group meets at 5 p.m. at Creations of Sandpoint on the Cedar Street Bridge, 334 N. First Ave. This is an ongoing, informal meeting that is open to all parents who have experienced the loss of a child at any age. These bereavement services are offered at no cost to parents who would like to receive support; grandparents are also welcome. Contact Lissa DeFreitas at 208-265-1185 for an application or more information. *Held on the third Tuesday of every month.
16 3D Printing Workshop. Design your own 3D printed object and learn some fascinating ways 3D printers are being used at 5 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for this beginner-level class. Register online from the Events calendar at www.ebonnerlibrary.org or call 208-263-6930.
20 Paddlesports America Course. Join Sandpoint Parks and Recreation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 1123 Lake St., for an introductory Paddlesports America course. Meet the boater education needs for operating a paddle craft - specifically a canoe, kayak or paddleboard – and maintenance; the class will cover general information to make your paddle craft experience safer and more comfortable, tips on how to be a more courteous paddle craft operator, laws and regulations to which you must adhere. Free; pre-register by March 29. 208-263-3613
Here is what's coming up in May!
3 Lost and Found: Nonprofit Leadership Seminar. Forty-One South, 41 Lakeshore Dr. in Sagle, hosts a one-day University of Idaho professional nonprofit leadership class titled Lost and Found: Building Boards That WILL Make a Difference. This full day, reality-based, interactive seminar will focus on critical, core elements for building boards that will make a difference. Instructors are Bob Over and Kristine Meyer; a continental breakfast and full lunch will be served. Learn more about this and other workshops, and register.