CdA Events Calendar - Classes & Workshops

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Fall Gardening Workshops

COMMUNITY LIBRARY NETWORK classes are scheduled at these libraries, FREE of charge! This series will be taught by Sue Bockelman aka "The Plant Pro". 

 

"Putting Your Yard to Bed"

Oct 15  |  4 pm (Sat), Spirit Lake

Discuss how to prepare yard for winter, so landscape comes alive in the Spring.

 

"Pruning"

Oct 5  |  3 pm (W), Athol

Oct 29  |  2 pm (Sat), Spirit Lake

Learn how to prune trees, shrubs & perennial flowers; & what not to prune.

 

"Gardening With Flowering Bulbs"

Oct 10  |  6 pm (M), Pinehurst

Prepare for fabulous Spring flowers by planting bulbs this Fall.

 

"Growing Edibles & Herbs Indoors"

Oct 3  |  6 pm (M), Hayden

Oct 8  |  2 pm (Sat), Rathdrum

Oct 10  |  6 pm (M), Pinehurst

Keep plants happy indoors - planting, watering, fertilizing & pest control.

 

Community Library Network consists of (7) area libraries: Athol, Rathdrum, Spirit Lake, Harrison, Pinehurst, Post Falls & Hayden. Classes & activities of all kinds are held for all ages FREE of charge! See the calendar HERE. More info - 208-772-5612 (Hayden Library).

Varies - Free!

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Technology Assistance

Oct 12, 26  |  2-4 pm (W)

HAYDEN LIBRARY

8385 N. Government Way, Hayden

208-772-5612

 

Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, help with technology is offered - FREE of charge! Smartphones, tablets, computers, apps, programs, etc. - just stop in.

2nd & 4th Wednesdays - Free!

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Genealogy Assistance

Curious about your family history? FREE genealogy help is provided each Wednesday, 1-4 pm, at Hayden Library. This is provided by KOOTENAI COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY as a drop-in service; no app't needed.

 

KCGS also meets at the library on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 6:30 pm. Visitors are always welcome!

 

Another source of assistance &/or classes is HAYDEN LAKE FAMILY HISTORY CENTER, located at 2293 E. Hanley Ave., CdA

 

Class topics range from deciphering handwriting, finding female ancestors, reading land records & more. Each week focuses on a separate topic. Also available via Zoom.

Classes are FREE & open to the public. More info - haydenlakefhc@gmail.com. Phone - 208-765-0150.

Varies - Free!

Study Group

English Classes for Adults

Sept 12-Oct 21  |  10 am-noon (6-weeks)

THE LITERACY PROJECT OF NORTH IDAHO

HAYDEN LIBRARY

8385 N. Gov't Way, Hayden

208-772-5612

A six-week course, "English as a Second Language" will be offered FREE of charge on M-W-F beginning Sept 12 (Mon). Registration is required; call 208-772-5612, or stop at Hayden Library.

Varies - Free!

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"Boating 101" Class

TBA  |  6-7:30 pm (Th)

HAGADONE MARINE GROUP

1000 S. Marina Dr., CdA

Showroom A

208-664-8274 (Ashley)

 

All boaters, new or experienced, are invited to take this safety skills class FREE of charge. Includes basic boating vocabulary, parts of a boat, safety inspection requirements, general ID & WA boating rules in a classroom setting.

Offered once a month on the 3rd Thursday, each attendee will take home a "Boating 101" packet. Note: this class does not fulfill requirements for an official certification. 

Space is limited. Register HERE, or call 208-664-8274 (Ashley). Light appetizers will be provided to attendees.

Varies - Free!

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Life Skills for Hospitality Group

TBA  |  6:30-7:30 pm (M)

CDAIDE

521 E. Lakeside Ave., CdA

208-699-8708 (Russ Smyth)

FREE life skills classes are offered every Monday evening for hospitality workers by CDAIDE. Questions? Call 208-699-8708.

Topics of this life skills course include: how to make wise choices, how to budget & handle money, understanding taxes, parenting, setting boundaries, job tips, stress management, goal setting, manners/civility, & developing confidence/self worth.

 

CDAIDE is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving & providing resources to those working in the hospitality industry.

Every Monday - Free!

Dollars

Successful Money Management

*Classes are offered as virtual sessions.

Click link below to see schedules for these subjects: identity theft, credit scores, buying a car, how to become debt free, budgeting, home-buying, long-term care, financial organization & retirement income.

Instruction provided by:

SPOKANE TEACHERS CREDIT UNION

STCU presents FREE workshops on financial issues as virtual sessions currently.

Varies - Free!

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All About Child Care & Safety

INLAND NORTHWEST SIDS FOUNDATION "SAFE START PROGRAMS"

212 S. 11th St., Coeur d'Alene

206-582-6191

"Car Seat Safety 101"

Oct 11  |  6:30-7:30 pm (T)

Learn how to choose the correct car seat, safest location for installation, when to graduate to next size & more. FREE! This class fulfills the requirement to receive a car seat if needed.

Oct 11  |  5-6 pm (T)

Oct 27  |  5-6 pm (Th)

Nov 10  |  5-6 pm (Th)

Nov 15  |  5-6 pm (T)

"Safe Sleep 101"

This FREE class teaches parents/grandparents/caregivers safe sleeping techniques for infants. Participants receive a FREE Halo Sleep Sack.

 

Oct 3  |  6-8 pm (M)

Nov 7  |  6-8 pm (M)

"Childbirth, Session 1: Pregnancy & Labor"

Oct 10  |  6-8 pm (M)

Nov 14  |  6-8 pm (M)

"Childbirth, Session 2: Birth"

Oct 17  |  6-8 pm (M)

Nov 21  |  6-8 pm (M)

"Childbirth, Session 3: "Medical Procedures"

Oct 24  |  6-8 pm (M)

Nov 28  |  6-8 pm (M)

"Childbirth, Session 4: "After the Birth"

This is a 4-part series on childbirth. Classes can be taken in any order & are FREE! Zoom link will be provided on the day of the class.

Register online HERE.

 

Oct 15  |  9-11 am (Sat)

Nov 19  |  9-11 am (Sat)

"Breastfeeding 101"

Note: This class fulfills the requirement to receive a portable crib. It also fulfills City of CdA's requirement for licensed childcare providers.

"Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero.”  --Mr. Fred Rogers

Varies - Free!

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SHIBA Medicare Workshops

TBA  |  1:30-2:30 pm (T)

"Medicare Annual Enrollment"

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., CdA

Need help with Medicare choices? SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) provides FREE unbiased information via in-person workshops at various times focusing on finding the best plan, using Medicare Wellness benefits & low-income assistance. 

Whether you're on a Medicare plan, or just heading into the maze of plans & coverages, SHIBA counselors will guide you through. The program is a service of Idaho Department of Insurance.

SHIBA Region 1 is located at 2005 Ironwood Parkway, Ste. 143, CdA. Phone: 800-247-4422.

3rd Wednesday - Free!

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ATV/UTV Safety Training

TBA  |  6-7:30 pm (W) 

IDAHO PARKS & RECREATION

Farragut State Park

13550 Hwy 54, Athol

(at round-about, take 3rd exit - Perimeter Rd. - go north)

Pre-registration is required for this FREE "IDPR Responsible Riders" course for ATV/UTV operators. Lessons include pre-ride inspection, starting/stopping, quick turns, hill riding, emergency stopping/swerving & obstacles.

For ages 6 & up, a parent must be present for riders under 16. Proper riding gear must be worn. Take own ATV/UTV. Click the IDPR link above for more details & to register.

Varies - Free!

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Be Smarter Than Your Phone

Oct 5  |  10-11 am (W)

LAKE CITY CENTER

1916 Lakewood Dr., Coeur d'Alene

208-667-4628

"Smart Phone Class" is held on the 1st Wednesday of each month FREE of charge.

 

Designed for seniors, learn about "apps", storing info, navigation, calling, taking photos & using albums, texting & emailing. Walk-ins are welcome.

1st Wednesday - Free!

Brand New Kitchen

Home Improvement

Varies  |  Varies 

LOWE'S

901 Appleway Ave.

208-665-1313

FREE home improvement workshops for all are offered weekly at Lowe's. Experts in their departments teach the DIY classes. 

Online registration is easy. Set zip code, see list of classes & register HERE.

 

Varies  |  Varies

HOME DEPOT

220 W. Kathleen Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-676-1441

Register online for FREE weekly workshops taught by Home Depot experts - tile, drywall, birdhouses, flooring, paint, lighting, plumbing, special kids' events & more. Easy online RSVP HERE.

Varies - Free!

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Wellness at "The Well"

Every Thursday  |  6-8 pm

SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER

1765 W. Golf Course Rd., Coeur d'Alene

208-763-0636

 

"The Well" is a holistic community outreach program, held every Thursday FREE of charge, which aims to improve the participant's health - body, soul & spirit. 

Activities include group sessions, nutritional classes, pool usage, physical therapy & more. For youth, ages 6-11, there is a FREE fitness program.

FREE childcare provided for children from 3 months to 5 years of age. Questions? Call 208-763-0626.

 

Every Thursday - Free!

Tranquil forest

OHM - Dirtbike

Safety

TBA  |  6-7:30 pm (M)

IDAHO PARKS & RECREATION

Farragut State Park

13550 Hwy 54, Athol

(at round-about, take 3rd exit - Perimeter Rd. - go north)

Pre-registration is required for this FREE "IDPR Responsible Riders" course for dirtbike riders, held at various locations/times. Lessons include starting/stopping, quick turns, hill riding, emergency moves & riding over obstacles.

For ages 6 & up, a parent must be present for riders under 16. Proper riding gear must be worn. Take own vehicle. Click the IDPR link above for more details & to register.

Varies - Free!

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"Stop the Bleed" Classes

Oct 26  |  1-3 pm (W)

Nov 30  |  1-3 pm (W)

Dec 28  |  1-3 pm (W)

KOOTENAI HEALTH

2003 Kootenai Health Way, CdA

(Check digital signage for class location). 

208-625-5722

Uncontrolled bleeding is a leading cause of preventable death. Learn skills needed to help save lives at this FREE class, "Stop the Bleed". Open to the public.

Pre-registration is required for these Wednesday classes due to limited space. Call 208-625-5722 or email trauma@kh.org

Wednesdays - Free!

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Exercise Classes for Seniors

Various dates / Various locations / TBA

designed for ages 65+ / open to all ages

PANHANDLE HEALTH DISTRICT

8500 N. Atlas Rd., Hayden

208-415-5142

Additional county offices are located in Kellogg, Sandpoint, St. Maries & Bonners Ferry.

"Fit & Fall Proof" exercise classes are designed for older adults to prevent falls. FREE classes focus on strength, flexibility, mobility & balance. 

Classes are held at various locations in Athol, Blanchard, CdA, Harrison, Hauser, Post Falls, Kellogg, Priest River, Rathdrum & St. Maries. Click HERE for schedules.

Varies - Free!

At the Cash Register

Business Basics Class

*Until further notice, these classes are Webinars.

IDAHO STATE TAX COMMISSION

1910 Northwest Blvd., Ste. 100, CdA

800-972-7660

TBA  |  8-11 am (T)

"Tax & Business Basics for Self-Employed"

Oct 11  |  8-11 am (T)

"Tax & Business Basics for Small Business"

Oct 19  |  8-11 am (W)

"Tax & Business Basics: Strengthening Your Business"

Geared for people who recently started a small business in Idaho, or who are considering a start-up, these FREE classes cover: employer requirements, ID tax permits, exemptions, withholding, sales tax & more. 

Note: Classes fill up fast. Register through Eventbrite HERE for all classes.

Varies - Free!

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Job Seekers' Help & Hiring Events

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Post Falls Office

600 N. Thornton St., Post Falls

208-457-8789

Time for a change - a new career/job? Show up at monthly hiring events to meet employers ready to hire.

IDOL also offers classes on various dates to help job seekers succeed - resume workshop, computer basics, maximizing job searches, & more. See calendar of FREE events HERE.

Varies - Free!

Graduate

Prepare for GED® at NIC

NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE 

Adult Education Center

1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d'Alene

208-665-5099 (info & registration)

NIC provides assistance to individuals who want to prepare for the GED® test. Tuition is FREE for students & most learning materials are provided! Choose online or in-person instruction.

 

  • Language Arts

  • Mathematics

  • Science & Social Studies

  • English Language Acquisition (ELA)

 

The AEC program allows students to progress at their own pace & offers small group instruction to achieve goals. Locations are CdA, Silver Valley, Sandpoint & Bonners Ferry.

 

Are you ready? Click on North Idaho College link above, or call 208-665-5099.

Varies - Free!

Snow

Avalanche Awareness

TBA  |  6-8:30 pm (F)

"Avalanche Awareness Classroom"

TBA  |  9 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Avalanche  Companion Rescue"

IDAHO PARKS & RECREATION

Kootenai Co. Sheriff Volunteer Search & Rescue

10865 N. Ramsey Rd., Hayden

Pre-registration is required for these FREE classes. PowerPoint presentations will be in Hayden. Companion rescue exercise will take place in 4th of July Pass area. Click the IDPR link above for more details & registration.

TBA

"Snowmobile Operators"

IDAHO PARKS & RECREATION

Farragut State Park

13550 Hwy 54, Athol

Pre-registration is required for this FREE class. Click the IDPR link above for more details/registration, & also for classes in the Sandpoint area.

Varies - Free!