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CdA Events Calendar - Classes & Workshops

You'll find something new to learn - we're sure of that!

WE DID THE SEARCHING SO YOU CAN DO THE LEARNING

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Learning at Our Libraries

NORTH IDAHO LIBRARIES offer special classes too for all ages, & they are always FREE! If registration is required, it will be noted.

 

See library addresses, phone numbers, website links & one-time event schedules HERE for these libraries: COEUR D'ALENE, HAYDEN, POST FALLS, RATHDRUM, ATHOL, SPIRIT LAKE, HARRISON, ST. MARIES, PLUMMER, PINEHURST, MULLAN, OSBURN, KELLOGG, & WALLACE.

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY:

  • Yoga for You! (Mondays, 9:30 am)

  • Tai Chi & Qi Gong (Tuesdays, 10 am)

  • Stronger in Body & Mind - (Wednesdays, June 5 & 19, 10 am)

  • Community Sew-In (Thursdays, noon-3 pm)

  • Mindful Doodling - June 7 (Fri), 4-5 pm

  • Medicare Basics - June 12 (Wed), 3-4:30 pm

  • Writing in Flow - June 22 (Sat), 10:30 am-12:30 pm

  • Sit-n-Stitch - June 19 (Wed), 11 am

  • Ukulele Club - June 22 (Sat), 3-4:45 pm

  • Tips for Aspiring Authors - June 27 (Thurs), 5:30 pm

  • Trash Crafts: Statement Mirrors - June 28 (Fri), 1-3 pm

Varies - Free!

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SHIBA Medicare Workshops

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., CdA

208-769-2315

Need help with Medicare choices? SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) provides FREE unbiased information via monthly in-person workshops (no registration needed), & quarterly sessions.

Sept 11  |  3-4:30 pm (W)

"Introduction to Medicare 101 & 201"

Sept 17  |  1:30-2:30 pm (T)

"Medicare Annual Enrollment"

Oct 15  |  1:30-2:30 pm (T)

"Using the Medicare Plan Finder"

Nov 19  |  1:30-2:30 pm (T)

"Changes to Medicare for 2025"

Dec 11  |  3-4:30 pm (W)

"Introduction to Medicare 101 & 201"

Classes focus on the annual enrollment period, using the Medicare Plan Finder & changes to Medicare for 2024.

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.

Varies - Free!

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U of I Extension Classes

UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO EXTENSION - KOOTENAI COUNTY OFFICE

University Research Park

958 S. Lochsa St., Post Falls

208-292-1288 (Chris Schnepf)

Because over 83% of Kootenai, Benewah, Bonner & Boundary counties are forested, U of I offers classes/workshops relating to forestry resources, gardening & beekeeping.

Fees are minimal, which cover handouts & refreshments. Space is limited, so view schedules & register online HERE.

Varies - Minimal Cost

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Exercise Classes for Seniors

Various dates | Various locations

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. 

Senior centers offer these regular sessions on these dates:

Every M & F  |  9:30 am

POST FALLS SENIOR CENTER

1215 E. 3rd Ave.  |  208-773-9582

Every T & Th  |  10 am

RATHDRUM COMMUNITY CENTER

8037 Montana St.  |  208-687-2028

Every M & Th  |  9-10 am

Every T & F  |  9:30-10:30 am

HAYDEN SENIOR CENTER

1250 W. Lancaster Rd., Rathdrum

208-762-7052

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

Varies - Free!

Job interview

Job Seekers' Help & Hiring Events

TBA  |  10-11 am (Th)

"Computer Basics for Job Seekers"

TBA  |  10-11 am (Th)

"Resume Workshop"

TBA  |  10 am-1 pm (W)

"Hiring Event"

TBA  |  10-11 am (Th)

"Maximize Your Job Search"

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.

 

Part-time, full-time & seasonal; entry level, skilled trades & professional. Many employers will be on site to hire. Take resume, ask questions & dress for success. Questions? Contact Tara McKelvey, 208-457-8789, Ext 3141 or email tara.mckelvey@labor.idaho.gov

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

Varies - Free!

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STEM Learning at Gizmo-CdA

GIZMO-CDA is Coeur d'Alene's non-profit community makerspace for all ages. It is a "place where ​art, design, technology & tools are connected by the hands & minds of the people of this community." 

GIZMO-CDA

North Idaho College Hedlund Bldg.

238 Hubbard Ave., Ste. 102, CdA

208-929-4029

Gizmo-CdA offers some classes FREE of charge for ages 4-17, separated into age groups.

 

Students ages 14+ enrolled in a course at North Idaho College (degree-seeking or non-degree seeking) may attend Gizmo's weekly introductory "Happy Hour" programs FREE of charge. Happy Hour is also offered at no-cost to students at U of I, BSU, LCSC & ISU. (Must have a valid ID). General public cost is $10; FREE for members.

Educators can also take advantage of Gizmo's "Lending Library", "TMC Activity Bins" & classroom visits. 

 

Questions? Click HERE or call 208-929-4029 to see schedules, topics & details. 

Varies - 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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Yoga Classes for All Levels

Every Sunday  |  12:30-1:30 pm

HAYDEN LIBRARY

8385 N. Government Way, Hayden

208-772-5612

Relax & increase your health literacy - with Liz, leader of yoga classes on Sundays. Open to the public & FREE! 

Every Monday  |  9:30 am

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., CdA

208-769-2315

Gather for a blend of stretching, strengthening & balance work every Monday. Taught by Gerry Bryak, all levels are welcome FREE of charge! Take your own mat, please.

Varies - Free!

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Hunter & Trapper Certifications

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF FISH & GAME offers certification classes for hunter/bowhunter, & trapper at various times/locations. Cost is minimal.

Click link above for schedules & registration links, or call 208-769-1414. Note: Classes fill up quickly. There may be pre-study requirements w/manuals & additional consecutive dates.

 

TBA  |  times vary

"Hunter & Bowhunter Certification"

TBA  |  9 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Wolf Trapper Certification"

Varies - (Almost Free) $9.75

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Death & Dying Traditions

TBA  |  9:30-11 am (W)

HOSPICE OF NORTH IDAHO

2290 W. Prairie Ave., CdA

 

Curious about death traditions?  HOSPICE OF NORTH IDAHO offers a monthly education series, "Embracing Death & Dying According to Faith Traditions". 

 

The spiritual care sessions are FREE & open to the public; however, registration is required. Call 208-772-7994 for more info.

Varies - 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. Genealogists gather for informative topics monthly & are classes FREE & open to the public.

Studies include "Brown Bag Lunch" sessions on Mondays at noon with Pam Duce, & Wednesday evenings. (Call for schedules & topics.)

More info - 208-765-0150 or email haydenlakefhc@gmail.com.

Varies - Free!

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Business Basics Class

IDAHO STATE TAX COMMISSION

1910 Northwest Blvd., Ste. 100, CdA

800-972-7660

(Classes offered as Webinars.)

TBA  |  8 am (T)

"Tax & Business Basics for Self-Employed"

TBA  |  noon-2 pm (T)

"Tips for Filing 2023 Income Taxes"

June 25  |  8 am (T)

"Tax & Business Basics for Small Business"

TBA  |  8 am-noon (W)

"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. Registration link 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, St. Maries, Sandpoint & Bonners Ferry.

 

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

Varies - Free!

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OHM - Dirtbike
Safety

TBA  |  noon-3 pm (Sat)

IDAHO PARKS & RECREATION

Farragut State Park

13550 Hwy 54, Athol

Pre-registration is required for the FREE "IDPR Responsible Riders" course for dirtbike riders, held at Farragut State Park. 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 info.

Varies - Free!

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Talks at Kroc's "The Well"

Every Wednesday  |  5:30-6:30 pm

SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER

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

208-763-0636

"The Well" is a community outreach program, held every Wednesday FREE of charge, which aims to improve the participant's health - body, soul & spirit. Open to the public (no Kroc membership needed), text KROCWELL to 833-200-7028 for weekly updates & topics:

June 26 - "Intro to Frisbee Golf"

July 3 - no talk

July 10 - "Preserving Your Summer & Fall Harvest"

July 17 - "Centennial Trail Walk n' Talk"

July 24 - "Centennial Trail Walk n' Talk"

July 31 - "Family Game Night"

 

"Kid-Fit-Go" is a FREE wellness program for children (ages 6-11) of adults attending "The Well". Youth will participate in fitness & nutrition programs w/classroom time from 5:15-6 pm, followed by activity time, 6-6:45 pm. Questions? 208-763-0679 (Jules)

FREE childcare is provided for ages 3 months to 5 years.

 

Every Wednesday - Free!

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Healthy Eating Tours

July 9  |  10-11 am or 6:30-7:30 pm (T)

Aug 13  |  10-11 am or 6:30-7:30 pm (T)

Sept 10  |  10-11 am or 6:30-7:30 pm (T)

SUPER I FOODS

305 W. Kathleen Ave., CdA

Presented by PANHANDLE HEALTH DISTRICT, schedule a FREE grocery store tour to discover secrets to a healthier lifestyle. Explore the aisles w/knowledgeable dieticians & certified health coaches during a morning or evening one-hour time period. 

 

Learn to read labels & select nutritious ingredients to create balanced meals. Register HERE.

Also offered as a new program by PHD is "FREE Nutrition Counseling", a full hour of one-on-one counseling from a nutrition expert. Learn health eating habits & tips for meal planning during this FREE private session. Call 208-415-5242 to set an app't. 

 

Every 2nd Tuesday - Free!

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All About Child Care & Safety

INLAND NORTHWEST SIDS FOUNDATION "SAFE START PROGRAMS"

3649 N. Cederblom St., CdA

206-582-6191

Car seat checks are offered at various scheduled locations (app't recommended) by certified technicians FREE of charge at various locales, including the CdA office (above). As part of the Rural Education Outreach Program. North Idaho locations may include: Kellogg, Osburn, Clark Fork, St. Maries, Bonners Ferry, Naples, & Plummer. See schedules & sign up HERE.

Classes are offered via Zoom - also at no cost to participant.

July 8  |  5-8 pm (M)

"Child Safety 101"

This is a FREE class for parents, grandparents, babysitters, or anyone who cares for a child from birth on.

 

Class covers CPR, choking of infant or young child, severe allergic reactions, how to use an epi-pen, seizures, bleeding, eye injuries & more. The last 35 minutes of class will focus on newborn care including feeding, soothing a fussy baby, swaddling & early baby care. (For those not caring for a newborn, this part of class is optional.)

June 26  |  4:30-5:30 pm (W)

July 9  |  4:30-5:30 pm & 6-7 pm (T)

"Safe Sleep 101"

This FREE class teaches parents/grandparents/caregivers safe sleeping techniques for infants. Participants receive a FREE Halo Sleep Sack. **This class fulfills the City of CdA's requirement for licensed child care providers. Also fulfills the requirement to receive a portable crib. 

July 10  |  4-5 pm (W)

"Car Seat Safety 101"

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.

TBA |  4-6 pm (Sun)

"Childbirth, Session 1: Pregnancy & Labor"

June 16  |  4-6 pm (Sun)

"Childbirth, Session 2: Birth"

June 23  |  4-6 pm (Sun)

"Childbirth, Session 3: "Medical Procedures"

June 30  |  4-6 pm (Sun)

"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.

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

Varies - Free!

Study Group

Literacy for All Workshops

THE LITERACY PROJECT OF NORTH IDAHO offers English language classes, English reading & vocabulary, as well as digital literacy FREE of charge! All books & study materials are provided too. 

Offerings include:

  • English as a Second Language

  • English Conversation

  • Literacy for Little Ones

  • Family LIteracy

  • Tutor/Learner Literacy

  • Digital Literacy (computers, smartphones & devices)

 

Class locations include: NIC's Hedlund Bldg, CdA Library & Lakeland School District (Rathdrum). For more info or to register for classes, call 208-606-0654, 208-450-2669, or email info@theliteracyprojectni.org

Varies - Free!

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ATV/UTV Safety Training

TBA  |  9 am-noon (Sat) - ATV

IDAHO PARKS & RECREATION

Farragut State Park

13550 Hwy 54, Athol

Pre-registration is required for the 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 info.

Varies - Free!

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Technology Assistance

July 3  |  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!

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