CdA Events Calendar - Classes & Workshops

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Firearms Safety & More

February 2  |  6 pm (M)

"Concealed Carry Options"

CENTER TARGET SPORTS

3295 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls, ID

208-773-2331

 

Clinics cover various topics relating to gun & personal safety, FREE to the public. Call 208-773-2331 to ask about schedules.

Varies - Free!

Home Improvement

January 18  |  10-11:30 am (Sat)

"Easy Bath Updates"

January 25  |  10-11:30 am (Sat)

"Installing Tile Backsplash"

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 RSVP HERE.

January 18  |  TBA (Sat)

"Closet Organization"

January 23  |  TBA (Sat)

"Install Crown Moulding, Base Boards & Quarter Rounds"

February 8  |  TBA (Sat) 

"Love Note Holder" (for kids)

 

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. See list of classes & register HERE.

 

Varies - Free!

Safe Boating for All

TBA  |  8 am-4 pm (Sat)

IDAHO PARKS & RECREATION

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office VSRB

10865 N. Ramsey Rd., Hayden, ID

 

This FREE Saturday class is designed for all boaters, regardless of experience. Learn new boating laws & safety tips - hazards to look for & what to do in an emergency situation.

 

The course is held in a classroom setting & is recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon completion, students will receive a boater education card.

 

Discounts may be offered by some insurance companies for completing the class. Click the IDPR link above to register.

3rd Saturday - Free!

Prepare for GED® at NIC

Varies  |  Varies

NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE 

Adult Education Center

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

208-665-5099

NIC provides assistance to individuals who want to prepare for the GED® test. Tuition is FREE for students & most learning materials are provided!

 

  • 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!

SHIBA Medicare Workshops

For all workshops, call SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) to register at 1-800-242-4422.

 

February 28 |  1-3 pm (T)

March 24  |  1-3 pm (T)

KROC CENTER

Community Room 3

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

Attend a group workshop, or make an app't for individual help - either is a FREE service offered by SHIBA. You'll receive unbiased counseling on "everything" Medicare.

Whether you're on a Medicare plan, or just heading into the maze of plans & coverages, SHIBA counselors will help.

Workshops are held at various dates, times & locations in North Idaho.

 

SHIBA Region I
2005 Ironwood Parkway, Suite 143
Coeur d’Alene, ID

800-247-4422

Varies - Free!

Community Cardiac Education

January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  |  noon (Th)

KOOTENAI HEALTH

2003 Kootenai Health Way (Heart Center Classroom), Coeur d'Alene, ID

Weekly topics include: stress reduction, nutrition & medication.  

Find out more about these FREE classes held every Thursday by calling 208-625-4690.

Every Thursday - Free!

Safe-Sleeping for Babies

February 13  |  5:30 pm (Th)

February 18  |  6 pm (T)

March 12  |  5:30 pm (Th)

March 24  |  6 pm (T)

April 9  |  5:30 pm (Th)

INLAND NORTHWEST SIDS FOUNDATION "SAFE START PROGRAMS"

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

This FREE class, "Safe Sleep 101", teaches parents/grandparents/caregivers safe sleeping techniques for infants. No-cost classes are held in Coeur d'Alene evenings & at other locations at various times/dates.

Participants will receive a FREE Halo Sleep Sack. For more info, call 206-548-9290, or register online HERE. 

For those in need, cribs may be available.

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

Varies - Free!

Monthly IDOL Job Fair

February 12  |  10 am-noon (W)

March 11  |  10 am-noon (W)

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

600 N. Thornton St., Post Falls, ID

 

Job seekers meet directly with employers monthly on the 2nd Wednesday. Take resume, be prepared to fill out an application & dress appropriately.

Positions vary as do employers looking for employees; 208-457-8789.

 

Also, IDOL has many in-person services which are explored every Thursday, 8-8:45 am, during a FREE job seekers' workshop.

View calendar HERE.

2nd Wednesday - Free!

"Geezer Forum South" Presents...

January 21  |  2-3:30 pm (T)

"Senior Companions Program"

February 18  |  2-3:30 pm (T)

TBA

March 17  |  2-3:30 pm (T)

TBA

 

HAYDEN LIBRARY

8385 N. Gov't Way, Hayden, ID

208-772-5612

Once a month on the 3rd Tuesday, various topics related to aging are presented by Professionals Serving Seniorsa consortium of experts whose professional lives are spent guiding seniors & their families through various issues in Kootenai County.

For more info on PSS, call 208-664-3151.

3rd Tuesday - Free!

Tai Chi Workout for Seniors

January 7, 14, 21, 28  |  1 pm (T)

GARDEN PLAZA

545 N. Garden Plaza Court, Post Falls, ID

208-773-3701

Seniors ages 55+ are invited to join in for a low-impact workout every Tuesday at Garden Plaza.

 

It's FREE & taught by certified Tai Chi instructor, Steve Honig. Improves leg strength, cardiovascular endurance, immune system, sleep, flexibility, happiness & self-worth.

Every Tuesday - Free!

Presentations by Cancer Experts

February 15  |  6-7:30 pm (Th)

"Evening of Hope - Nutrition & Cancer: Fuel for the Fight"

 

POST FALLS LIBRARY

821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID

 

Medical & cancer-related professionals speak to those battling cancer, survivors & people supporting them at FREE monthly gatherings designed to be informative & inspirational.

Provides a time to ask difficult questions & connect with "Cancer Warriors" & caregivers - every 2nd Thursday. Light snacks & coffee are provided.

Questions? Contact Yvonne Marie at 208-777-1206.

2nd Thursday - Free!

Computers & Smart Phones

TBA  |  2-4 pm (W)

HAYDEN LIBRARY

8385 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID

208-772-5612

Learn how to be smarter than what you're working on (smart phone, tablet, e-reader, etc.) Drop in for help on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month.

Tech help is also available by app't at ATHOL LIBRARY, or just stop by. 208-683-2979. Also, PINEHURST LIBRARY Fridays, noon-2 pm. Sign up at desk or call 208-682-3483.

 

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY offers "Book-a-Librarian" for scheduled 1-hour, one-on-one sessions. Staff members assist with computers, e-readers/tablets, Microsoft software, help with downloading books or FREE music (Freegal), using databases for business planning/market research, book recommendations, & more. 

Call the information desk to arrange a time - 208-769-2315.

January 21  |  3:30-5 pm (T)

February 18  |  3:30-5 pm (T)

March 17  |  3:30-5 pm (T)

"Lakeland Literacy Project"

LAKELAND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

15601 N. Hwy 41, Rathdrum, ID

208-687-4371

Designed for all seniors who would like computer help - Google Docs, Sheets, phone & more will be covered.

 

Attend any or all dates. There's no cost for these Tuesday classes. Beginners are welcome.

February 5  |  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.

Varies - Free!

Business Basics Class

February 19  |  10 am-noon (W)

April 15  |  10 am-noon (W)

IDAHO STATE TAX COMMISSION

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

800-972-7660

 

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

Note: Classes fill up fast. Register through Eventbrite HERE.

Wednesdays - Free!

Exercise Classes for Seniors

Various dates / Various locations

designed for ages 65+ / open to all ages

PANHANDLE HEALTH DISTRICT

8500 N. Atlas Rd., Hayden, ID

208-415-5270; 800-878-2364

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, ID

M-W-F  |  10 am

BESTLAND RETIREMENT CENTER

606 E. Best Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID

M & F  |  9:30 am

CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH

1011 N. Compton St., Post Falls, ID

T & Th  |  9:30 am

GARDEN PLAZA

545 N. Garden Plaza, Post Falls, ID

W  |  10:30 am; F  |  10 am

HARRISON SENIOR CENTER

103 W. Pine, Harrison, ID

M & Th  |  10:30 am

HAUSER FIRE STATION

10728 N. Hauser Lake Rd., Hauser, ID

T & Th  |  9 am

HAYDEN SENIOR CENTER

9428 N. Gov't Way, Hayden, ID

T & F  |  9:30 am; M & Th  |  9 am

 

ORCHARD RIDGE ASSISTED LIVING

702 W. Walnut Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID

M & W  |  10 am

 

LAKE CITY CENTER

916 N. Lakewood Dr, Coeur d'Alene, ID

T & Th  |  10 am

NORTH STAR RETIREMENT HOMES

2340 W. Seltice Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID

T & Th  |  10 am

 

POST FALLS SENIOR CENTER

1215 E. 3rd Ave., Post Falls, ID

M & F  |  9:30 am

 

7TH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

12940 N. Gov't Way, Hayden, ID

M & Th  |  10:30 am

ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

501 E. Wallace Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID

M & W  |  9 am

  

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  |  1-2 pm (M)

KOOTENAI HEALTH

2003 Kootenai Health Way (Heart Center Classroom), Coeur d'Alene, ID

For adults, this FREE exercise program offers skills to iimprove strength, balance, flexibility & mobility while decreasing the risk of falling.

This class is held every Monday. Pre-registration & medical clearance is required. Contact 208-625-5722, or email trauma@kh.org for more information. 

Varies - Free!

Community Education at NIC

February 12  |  6-7:30 pm (W)

"Become Debt Free" (taught by STCU)

February 19  |  6-8 pm (w)

Veterans...This is For You" (home loans)

March 11  |  6-7:30 pm (W)

"Organize Your Finances" (taught by STCU)

March 18  |  6-8 pm (W)

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

April 8  |  6-7:30 pm (W)

"Protect Your Credit Score" (taught by STCU)

April 15  |  6-8 pm (W)

"Veterans...This is For You" (home loans)

NIC WORK TRAINING CENTER (WTC)

525 Clearwater Loop, Post Falls, ID

208-769-3333

 

If you didn't receive NIC's "Learning for Life" course catalog, request a FREE one HERE.

Varies - Free!

Successful Money Management

February 4  |  6 pm (T)

"Prevent Fraud & Identity Theft" (Hayden)

April 15  |  noon (W)

"Organize Your Finances" (CdA)

May 20  |  noon (W)

"Budgeting" (CdA)

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.

A light meal is served - no cost - so plan to arrive a few minutes early. Please RSVP HERE or call 855-753-0317.

Varies - Free!

Playtime for Puppies

January 4, 11, 18, 25  |  1 pm (Sat)

January 5, 12, 29, 26  |  1 pm (Sun)

 

PETCO

420 W. Wilbur Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID

Puppies, 8 weeks to 6 months, can pounce & play with other puppies (supervised) each Saturday & Sunday at Petco, FREE!

The 30-minute sessions provide a safe environment where pups can learn social skills, & their people "parents" learn too - about bonding & social development from a Petco dog trainer.

Note that proof of puppy's age & appropriate vaccinations will be required. 208-772-7588

Every Sat & Sun - Free!

Healthy Eating, Healthy Living

January 21  |  5 pm (T)

"Intro to Keto & Metabolism Reset"

January 26  |  noon (Sun)

"Keto Support Group"

NATURAL GROCERS

222 W. Neider Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-665-4590

 

Nutritional seminars, cooking demonstrations & health fairs are held at various times throughout the year at Natural Grocers. Nutrition events are FREE with no reservations required; however, seating is limited.

February 26  |  6:30-8 pm (W)

"Bone Broth"

March 20  |  6:30-8 pm (F)

FREE Movie "The Pollinators"

March 14  |  11 am-1 pm (Sat)

FREE St. Patty's Day Kids Class "Decorate a Pot of Clovers"

PILGRIM'S MARKET

1316 N. 4th St., Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-676-9730

FREE classes/workshops are held at various times each month. To attend, RSVP by calling store, or email Jessica at demo@pilgrimsmarket.com.

Varies - Free!

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