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CdA Events Calendar - Classes & Workshops

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WE DID THE SEARCHING SO YOU CAN DO THE LEARNING

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Spiritual Care Education 

HOSPICE OF NORTH IDAHO begins its popular monthly education series, "Death & Dying According to Faith Traditions". This FREE spiritual care series, held on the 3rd Wednesday, focuses on beliefs regarding death & dying as presented by experts in the following:

Feb 15  |  9:30-11 am (W)

"Coeur d'Alene Tribe"

March 15  |  9:30-11 am (W)

"Hinduism"

April 19  |  9:30-11 am (W)

"Protestant"

May 17  |  9:30-11 am (W)

"Buddhism"

June 21  |  9:30-11 am (W)

"Atheism"

Sept 20  |  9:30-11 am (W)

"Sunni-Islam" 

These in-person presentations will be held at HOSPICE OF NORTH IDAHO, 2290 W. Prairie Ave., CdA. Questions? 208-772-7994

3rd Wednesday - Free!

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Technology Assistance

Feb 8, 22  |  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!

Home Nurse Examining Patient

SHIBA Medicare Workshops

Feb 21  |  1:30-2:30 pm (T)

"Medicare Resources"

March 21  |  1:30-2:30 pm (T)

"Medicare Basics"

April 18  |  1:30-2:30 pm (T)

"Part B & Wellness Benefits"

May 16  |  1:30-2:30 pm (T)

"Medicare Open Q & A"

June 14    3-4:30 pm (T)

"Introduction to Medicare 101 & 201"

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). Classes focus 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.

Varies - Free!

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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. 

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!

Job interview

Job Seekers' Help & Hiring Events

Feb 15  | 10 am-1 pm (W)

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!

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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!

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

(Classes offered via Zoom.)

Feb 7  |  6:30-7:30 pm (T)

March 1  |  6:30-7:30 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.

Feb 15  |  5-8 pm (W)

March 1  |  6:30-7:30 pm (W)

"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.)

Feb 7  |  5-6 pm (T)

March 1  |  5-6 pm (W)

March 2  |  5-6 pm (Th)

"Safe Sleep 101"

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

Feb 6  |  5-7 pm (M)

March 6  |  5-7 pm (M)

"Childbirth, Session 1: Pregnancy & Labor"

Feb 13  |  5-7 pm (M)

March 13  |  5-7 pm (M)

"Childbirth, Session 2: Birth"

Feb 20  |  5-7 pm (M)

"Childbirth, Session 3: "Medical Procedures"

Feb 27  |  5-7 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.

 

Feb 11  |  9-11 am (Sat)

"Breastfeeding 101"

Taught by a Certified Lactation Specialist, learn the basics: milk production, how to get the best start, positioning, latching, pumping, & more.

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

Varies - Free!

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"Safety Fest of the Great Northwest"

Feb 22-24  |  varies

NIC WORKFORCE TRAINING CENTER

525 South Clearwater Loop, Post Falls

208-769-3333

A 3-day safety training event, "Safety Fest of the Great Northwest", offers FREE courses & are open to the public:  demos, certifications & more for general industry, mining, transportation, healthcare, manufacturing & construction professions; as well as for any business or community member interested in safety-related training.

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. Every Monday at noon, "Brown Bag Lunch & Learn" is scheduled with Pam Duce as instructor.

On the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month, 6:30 pm, genealogists gather for informative topics. Classes are FREE & open to the public. More info - haydenlakefhc@gmail.com. Phone - 208-765-0150.

Varies - Free!

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Business Basics Class

*Until further notice, these classes are Webinars.

IDAHO STATE TAX COMMISSION

1910 Northwest Blvd., Ste. 100, CdA

800-972-7660

Feb 9  |  11:30 am-2:30 pm (Th)

March 7  |  8-11 am (T)

"Tax & Business Basics for Self-Employed"

Feb 24  |  8 am-noon (T)

March 2  |  11:30 am-2:30 pm (Th)

"Tax & Business Basics for Small Business"

 

Feb 16  |  8 am-noon (Th)

"Tax & Business Basics: Strengthening Your Business"

Feb 23  |  11 am-2 pm (Th)

March 23  |  noon -3 pm (Th)

"Tips for Filing Income Taxes"

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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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!

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  |  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!

Snow

IDPR Avalanche Awareness

Feb 24  |  6-8:30 pm (F) CdA

Feb 25  |  9 am-3 pm (Sat) Fernan Saddle

"Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue"

 

IDAHO PARKS & RECREATION offers FREE instruction for snow safety - avalanche awareness, companion rescue & snowmobile operators. These are held at various locations (classrooms & field).

Pre-registration is required, Click the IDPR link above for more details.

Varies - Free!

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Basic Bike Maintenance

March 2  |  6-7 pm (Th)

TREK BICYCLE STORE

1104 N. 4th St., CdA

208-667-8969

Gain hands-on experience in this FREE class which focuses on how to fix a flat tire. Then learn the ABC's of a pre-ride check & have questions answered. For all ages & levels of rider experience.

if possible, take your bike & a flat repair kit; otherwise, basic tools will be provided for use during class. Plan on getting your hands dirty. Easy online registration HERE.

** Class not designed for ebikes.

Thursdays - Free!

Study Group

Literacy for All Workshops

THE LITERACY PROJECT OF NORTH IDAHO offers FREE English language classes (ESL beginning-levels 1 & 2, & conversation) as well as "Literacy for Little Ones" in several locations:

"Beginning English Language - ESL Level 1"

Every Monday  |  6-8 pm

NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE

Lee-Kildow Hall, Room 210

471 N. College Drive, CdA

FREE & open to everyone! All books & materials provided.

"Beginning English Language - ESL Level 2"

Every M-W-F  |  noon-2 pm

NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE

Molstead Library, Room 258

875 W. Garden Ave., CdA

Continue to learn English & prepare skills necessary for success by attending this FREE program. Books & materials provided.

 

"English Conversation - ESL All Levels"

Every Tuesday  |  6-7:15 pm

NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE

Molstead Library, Room 256

875 W. Garden Ave., CdA

Practice English speaking skills in small class setting with other adults. Classes are open to all & FREE! 

"Literacy for Little Ones"

Feb 23  |  1-2 pm (Th)

March 23  |  1-2 pm (Th)

April 27  |  1-2 pm (Th)

May 25  |  1-2 pm (Th)

LAKELAND SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICE

15506 Washington St., Rathdrum

Parents along with their preschoolers (ages 2-5) are invited to gather monthly to read books & enjoy hands-on learning time together. Call 208-450-2669 to sign up. Open to all at no charge; supplies included.

For more info or to register for any of the above classes, call or text 208-450-2669, email info@theliteracyprojectni.org or stop in the office on NIC's campus, located in Molstead Library, Room 256. Hours are noon-3 pm, Wednesdays; & 10 am-2 pm on Fridays. 

Varies - Free!

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Be Smarter Than Your Phone

March 1  |  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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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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