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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

health/safety  |  fitness  |  home remodels  |  finances

cooking  |  job fairs  |  fishing  |  self-improvement  |  family  

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"Boating 101" Class

July 21  |  6-7:30 pm (Th)

Aug 18  |  6-7:30 pm (Th)

Sept 15  |  6-7:30 pm (Th)

"Boating 101" Classroom Setting

 

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 requiremens, general ID & WA boating rules & more. 

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!

Graduate

Prepare for GED® at NIC

NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE 

Adult Education Center

1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID

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!

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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!

At the Cash Register

Business Basics Class

*Until further notice, these classes are Webinars.

IDAHO STATE TAX COMMISSION

1910 Northwest Blvd., Ste. 100, CdA, ID

800-972-7660

July 19  |  8-11 am (T)

Aug 9  |  8-11 am (T)

"Tax & Business Basics for Self-Employed"

July 12  |  8-11 am (T)

Aug 16  |  8-11 am (T)

"Tax & Business Basics for Small Business"

July 21  |  8-11 am (Th)

"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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Technology Assistance

July 13, 27  |  2-4 pm (W)

Aug 10, 24  |  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!

Study Group

English Classes for Adults

TBA  |  5:30-7 pm

THE LITERACY PROJECT OF NORTH IDAHO

North Idaho College

Molstead Library

875 W. Garden Ave., CdA

"English Conversation Classes" are FREE of charge on Mondays, & open to all! Provides an opportunity for learners to improve their speaking skills; also meet other adults who are learning English.

 

Sessions tend to be more of a conversation group than a study class. 

 

Ask about confidential individual reading tutors for adults - also FREE!

Every Monday - Free!

Dollars

Successful Money Management

*Due to COVID-19, 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 periodically at various locations. Public is invited & all materials are provided.

Varies - Free!

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ATV/UTV Safety Training

July 6  |  6-7:30 pm (W)

July 18  |  6-7:30 pm (M)

July 27  |  6-7:30 pm (W)

Aug 7  |  11 am-1 pm (Sun)

Aug 24  |  6-7:30 pm (W) 

IDAHO PARKS & RECREATION

Farragut State Park

13550 Hwy 54, Athol, ID

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

July 9  |  9-10:30 am (Sat)

Aug 3  |  6-8 pm (W)

Priest Lake State Park

Dickensheet Unit

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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OHM - Dirtbike

Safety

July 20  |  6-7:30 pm (W)

Aug 1  |  6-7:30 pm (M)

Aug 7  |  9-10:30 am (Sun)

Aug 29  |  6-7:30 pm (M)

IDAHO PARKS & RECREATION

Farragut State Park

13550 Hwy 54, Athol, ID

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

July 9  |  11 am-12:30 pm (Sat)

Priest Lake State Park

Dickensheet Unit 

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!

Brand New Kitchen

Home Improvement

TBA  |  TBA 

 

LOWE'S

901 Appleway Ave., CdA

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  |  Livestream

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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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, ID

208-415-5242 (Gary Patterson, Program Coordinator); gpatterson@phd1.idaho.gov

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. Here are the locations & times classes are offered in the CdA area: 

 

ATHOL COMMUNITY CENTER

30355 N. 3rd St., Athol

M-W-F  |  9:30 am

BESTLAND RETIREMENT CENTER

606 E. Best Ave., CdA

M & Th  |  9:30 am

HARDING FAMILY CENTER

411 N. 15th St., CdA

T & Th  |  11:30 am

 

HARRISON SENIOR CENTER

300 George St., Harrison

M  |  9:30 am

Th  |  10:30 am

HAUSER FIRE STATION

10728 N. Hauser Lake Rd., Hauser

T & Th  |  9 am

HAYDEN SENIOR CENTER

9428 N. Gov't Way, Hayden

208-762-7052

M  |  1 pm

T & F  |  9:30 am

M & Th  |  9 am

KELLOGG SENIOR CENTER

211 McKinley Ave. W, Kellogg

M & W  |  9 am

 

LAKE CITY CENTER

1916 N. Lakewood Dr., Coeur d'Alene

208-667-4628

T & Th  |  10 am

POST FALLS SENIOR CENTER

1215 E. 3rd Ave., Post Falls

208-773-9582

M-W-F  |  9:30 am

RATHDRUM SENIOR CENTER

8037 W. Montana St., Rathdrum

208-687-2028

T & Th  |  10 am

ST. MARIES FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

1100 College Ave., St. Maries

T  |  9:30-10:30 am

Th  |  10:30-11:30 am

Varies - Free!

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Be Smarter Than Your Phone

July 6  |  10-11 am (W)

LAKE CITY CENTER

1916 Lakewood Dr., Coeur d'Alene, ID

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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Community Education at NIC

July 20  |  6-8 pm (W)

"How to Buy a Home with Average-to-Low Income" 

 

NIC WORK TRAINING CENTER (WTC)

525 Clearwater Loop, Post Falls, ID

208-769-3333

Let Darlene Kacalek & Julia Boord of Treaty Rock Realty lead you into your dream of owning a home. Class is for first-time home buyers, veterans or experienced homeowners. Also receive a FREE credit report & refreshments. 

 

To make a reservation, call 208-773-2524, or email darlene@treatyrock.com. Or, click NIC link to register. If you didn't receive NIC's "Learning for Life" course catalog in the mail, request a FREE one HERE.

Varies - Free!

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SHIBA Medicare Workshops

July 20  |  1:30-2:30 pm (W)

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., CdA

Registration is required. Call 208-769-2315, ext 410; or RSVP online at cdalibrary.org/library-events/medicare.

Need help with Medicare choices? Every 3rd Wednesday, SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) provides FREE unbiased information via monthly in-person workshops 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!

Job interview

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!

Newborn Baby

All About Child Care & Safety

INLAND NORTHWEST SIDS FOUNDATION "SAFE START PROGRAMS"

1130 N. 4th St., Coeur d'Alene, ID

206-582-6191

TBA  |  6-8 pm (M) via Zoom

"Childbirth, Session 1: Pregnancy & Labor"

July 11  |  6-8 pm (M) via Zoom

"Childbirth, Session 2: Birth"

July 18  |  6-8 pm (M) via Zoom

"Childbirth, Session 3: "Medical Procedures"

July 25  |  6-8 pm (M) via Zoom

"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.

 

July 12  |  6-7 pm (T)

July 21  |  6-7 pm (Th)

"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.

 

July 12  |  5:30-6:30 pm (T) via Zoom

July 21  |  5:30-6:30 pm (Th) via Zoom

"Safe Sleep 101"

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

 

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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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!

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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!

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!