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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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Spring Fishing Seminars

MARK'S MARINE

14355 N. Gov't Way, Hayden

208-772-9038

Speakers are lined up for fishing presentations - FREE & all are welcome! Seminars will be at Mark's Marine on these Thursday evenings. Call 208-772-9038 to reserve a spot.  

March 7  |  6:30-8 pm (Th)

"Rainbow Lake Trout" (Priest & Pend Oreille) by Roy Stokes

March 14  |  6:30-8 pm (Th)

"Lake Roosevelt Walleye" by Greg Koch (Spokane Valley Walleye Club)

 

March 21  |  6:30-8 pm (Th)

"Sonar, Electronics & Navigation" by Aaron Thykeson & Kyle Holloway

March 28  |  6:30-8 pm (Th)

"Coeur d'Alene Salmon Fishing" by Jordan Smith (Fins & Feathers)

April 4  |  6:30-8 pm (Th)

"Lake Roosevelt Rainbow" by Benita Galland (LCCA)

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.

March 19  |  1:30-2:30 pm (T)

"Medicare Basics"

April 16  |  1:30-2:30 pm (T)

"Part B & Wellness Benefits"

May 21  |  3-4:30 pm (Sun)

"Medicare Open Q & A"

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"

 

March 6  |  3-4:30 pm (W)

June 12  |  3-4:30 pm (W)

Sept 11  |  3-4:30 pm (W)

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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Healthy Eating Tours

2nd Tuesday  |  10-11 am or 6:30-7:30 pm (Apr 9 thru Sept 10)

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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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!

Job interview

Job Seekers' Help & Hiring Events

March 7  |  10-11 am (Th)

"Resume Workshop"

March 8  |  10-11 am (F)

"Maximize Your Job Search"

March 21  |  10-11 am

"Practice Interviewing"

March 28  |  10-11 am (Th)

"Computer Basics"

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 Keeler Crawford, 208-457-8789, Ext 3940 or email keeler.crawford@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.

 

Also, an after-school program called "Teen Science Café" is a FREE, fun way for teens to engage in lively conversations with STEM experts about environmental issues.

Students 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.

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!

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!

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  |  TBA

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 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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Miscellaneous One-Time Classes

March 10  |  2-5 pm (Sun)

"Gardening Seminar"

HAYDEN LAKE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

12940 N. Gov't Way, Hayden

Presented by NW gardener Dawn Trammell for all gardeners. Topics include: garden/soil prep, selecting/starting seeds, transplanting, cold water crops & storage, harvesting & how to extend season & have fresh food all year long. No registration needed - class is FREE! More info - 208-504-1002.

April 13  |  10 am-noon (Sat)

"Intro to Amateur Radio"

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

1662 W. Wyoming Ave., Hayden

Presented by ARES/RACES for anyone interested in ham radio. Topics include: licensing, equipment & how to plug into the ham radio community. More info - kcoem@kcgov.us or call 208-446-1775. Register HERE - it's FREE!

Varies - Free!

Study Group

Literacy for All Workshops

THE LITERACY PROJECT OF NORTH IDAHO offers English language classes, English reading & vocabulary FREE of charge!

"English Language - Beginner & Intermediate"

M-W-F  |  12:15-2:15 pm

NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE

Molstead Library, Room 258

875 W. Garden Ave., CdA

Learn English & prepare skills necessary for success by attending this FREE class which is open for anyone to drop in. Class is multi-leveled.

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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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.

March 2  |  10 am-1 pm (Sat)

March 9  |  10 am-1 pm (Sat)

"Seed Starting for the Home Gardener"

April 6  |  10 am-1 pm (Sat)

"Introduction to Hydroponic Gardening"

April 13  |  10 am-1 pm (Sat)

"Identifying Idaho's Native Trees"

April 20  |  10 am-1 pm (Sat)

"Intro to Inland Northwest Butterflies"

Fees are minimal ($10 - almost FREE) which covers handouts & refreshments. Space is limited, so view schedules & register online HERE.

Varies - (Almost Free) $10

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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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Business Basics Class

IDAHO STATE TAX COMMISSION

1910 Northwest Blvd., Ste. 100, CdA

800-972-7660

(Classes offered as Webinars.)

March 7  |  8 am (Th)

"Tax & Business Basics for Self-Employed"

March 21  |  8 am (Th)

"Tax & Business Basics for Small Business"

TBA  |  8 am-noon (Th)

"Tax & Business Basics: Strengthening Your Business"

March 13  |  noon-2 pm (W)

"Tips for Filing 2023 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. Registration link HERE.

Varies - Free!

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Death & Dying Traditions

March 20  |  9:30-11 am (W)

"Native American Church - Lakota Sioux"

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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Developing Healthy Habits

March 14  |  6-7:30 pm (Th)

"Herbal Allies: Homemade Natural Remedies"

March 21  |  6-7:30 pm (Th)

"Demystifying Oral Care & the Science of Remineralization"

PILGRIM'S MARKET

1316 N. 4th St., CdA

208-676-9730

Attend FREE or minimal cost classes at Pilgrim's Market in its new event space at 1409 N. 4th St., CdA. RSVP for all events to Julie at events@pilgrimsmarket.com. 

Varies - Free!

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"Stop the Bleed" Classes

Learn how to recognize & control life-threatening bleeding until professional help arrives by signing up for this FREE class, presented by KOOTENAI HEALTH's trauma services team. 

Classes are held once a month at Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, CdA, on these Wednesdays, 1-3 pm:

TBA

Call 208-625-5572 or email trauma@kh.org to register, or arrange a group class for your location.

Wednesdays - 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.

March 4  |  6-8:30 pm (M) & also (6) additional dates

"Hunter & Bowhunter Certification"

HIS PLACE CHURCH

3079 E. 16th Ave., Post Falls

April 8-11  |  6-8:30 pm (M-Th)

"Hunter & Bowhunter Certification"

IDFG REGIONAL OFFICE

2885 W. Kathleen Ave., CdA

May 18  |  9 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Wolf Trapper Certification"

FARRAGUT PUBLIC SHOOTING RANGE

13550 Hwy 54, Athol

Varies - (Almost FREE) $9.75

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Wellness at Kroc's "The Well"

Every Wednesday  |  5:30-7:30 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 Wednesday FREE of charge, which aims to improve the participant's health - body, soul & spirit. It's open to all! Topics scheduled are:

Feb 28 - "Credit Score"

Text KROCWELL to 833-200-7028 for weekly updates & topics.

 

Adults check-in is 5:15 pm at front desk. Workout from 5:30-6:30 pm; Kroc Talk, 6:30-7:30 pm in River & Osprey Community Rooms. Activities include group sessions, nutritional classes, pool usage, physical therapy & more.

 

"Kid-Fit-Go" is a FREE fitness program for children (ages 6-11) of adults attending "The Well". Youth will participate in a youth fitness & nutrition program. Classroom, 5:30-6:30 pm; Activity Time, 6:30-7:30 pm. 

FREE childcare provided for children from 3 months to 5 years of age. Questions? Call 208-763-0626. Text KROCWELL to 833-200-7028 for weekly updates/topics. 

 

Every Wednesday - 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.)

March 13  |  4:30-5:30 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.

In-person car seat checks are performed by certified technicians at various locations - FREE of charge! See schedules HERE.

March 4  |  5-8 pm (M)

April 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.)

March 12  |  4:30-5:30 pm (T)

March 26  |  4:30-5:30 pm (T)

"Safe Sleep 101 LIVE"

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

TBA |  4-6 pm (Sun)

"Childbirth, Session 1: Pregnancy & Labor"

March 10  |  4-6 pm (Sun)

April 14  |  4-6 pm (Sun)

"Childbirth, Session 2: Birth"

March 17  |  4-6 pm (Sun)

April 21  |  4-6 pm (Sun)

"Childbirth, Session 3: "Medical Procedures"

March 24  |  4-6 pm (Sun)

April 28  |  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.

 

March 23  |  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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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)

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

  • Stronger in Body & Mind - March 6, 13 & 20, 10 am

  • Feng Shui - March 21, 4 pm

  • Senior Tech Basics

  • Beginning Needle Felting - March 9, 1-4 pm

  • Mindful Doodling - March 8, 4-5 pm

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. 

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!

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Technology Assistance

March 13, 27  |  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.

Varies - Free!

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Be Smarter Than Your Phone

March 6  |  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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OHM - Dirtbike
Safety

TBA  |  TBA

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 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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