CdA Events Calendar - Classes & Workshops

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Firearms Safety & More

October 19 |  6 pm (M)

"Adjusting Shooting Technique as You Age"

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 reserve a spot.

Varies - Free!

Safe-Sleeping for Babies

**Currently these are "live online" classes.

September 17  |  6-7 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 & 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!

OHM - Dirtbike

Safety

September 26  |  10 am (Sat) 

October 4  |  noon (Sun)

IDAHO PARKS & RECREATION

Farragut State Park

13550 Hwy 54, Athol, ID

(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/tiimes. 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!

Be "Well" at Kroc Center

TBA  |  2 pm (Sun)

KROC CENTER

(outdoor amphitheater)

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

208-763-0636

 

"The Well!" is a FREE outreach program held every Sunday for all ages. It is open to the public!

Goals are to teach healthy living/lifestyle to individuals & families - strengthening body, soul & spirit. Format includes announcements, "Kroc Talk", group activity & outdoor activity/sit-down class.

Questions? Call Wade at 208-763-0636 or see online info HERE.​

"The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace." --Psalm 29:11

Sundays - Free!

Home Improvement

TBA  |  TBA

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.

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. See list of classes & register HERE.

 

Varies - Free!

Computers & Smart Phones

TBA  |  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.

 

TBA  |  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.

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.

Varies - Free!

"Geezer Forum South" Presents...

TBA  |  2-3:30 pm (T)

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!

ATV/UTV Safety Training

September 26  |  noon (Sat)

October 4  |  9 am (Sat)

 

IDAHO PARKS & RECREATION

Farragut State Park

13550 Hwy 54, Athol, ID

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

Pre-registration is required for this FREE "IDPR Responsible Riders" course for ATV/UTV riders. 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!

Safe Boating on Area Lakes

September 19  |  8 am-4 pm (Sat)

October 17  |  8 am-4 pm (Sat)

IDAHO PARKS & RECREATION

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office VSRB

10865 N. Ramsey Rd., Hayden, ID

 

These FREE monthly classes are 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.

Varies - Free!

SHIBA Medicare Workshops

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

TBA  |  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!

Playtime for Puppies

September 5, 12, 19, 26  |  1 pm (Sat)

September 6, 13, 20, 27  |  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!

Explore Genealogy

TBA  |  11 am-noon (T)

HAYDEN LIBRARY

8385 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID

208-772-5612

Dig into your family history during these FREE classes, taught by Pam Duce from Hayden Lake Family History Center.

 

Tuesday classes will feature how to use genealogy software, analyze handwritten documents, unindexed records, search US Census records & digital newspapers.

Varies - Free!

Business Basics Class

TBA  |  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!

Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Classes

TBA  |  TBA

WALLACE ELKS LODGE

419 Cedar St., Wallace, ID

 

Every Sunday & Wednesday evening, veterans are invited to learn how to fly fish & tie flies from master instructors at Wallace Elks Lodge, 419 Cedar Street.

Classes are FREE for veterans; $10 for non-military. More info or to sign up, call 208-753-4255.

TBA  |  9 am-noon (Sun)

CABELA'S "Fly Fishing University"

101 N. Cabela Way, Post Falls, ID

208-777-6300

Cabela's offers beginning-level fly fishing classes FREE of charge on Saturdays & Sundays. Topics will be rods, reels, fly lines, leaders, tippets, basic fly choices/fishing knots & how to cast.

Taught by FFI instructors, classes are limited in size, so RSVP.

Varies - Free!

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

208-415-5270; 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 (social distancing & masks may be required):

HAYDEN SENIOR CENTER

9428 N. Gov't Way, Hayden, ID

M  |  1-2 pm; Th  |  9=10 am

LAKE CITY CENTER

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

T & Th  |  10-11 am

POST FALLS SENIOR CENTER

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

M & F  |  9:30 am

ATHOL COMMUNITY CENTER

30355 N. 3rd St., Athol, ID

TBA |  TBA

HARRISON SENIOR CENTER

103 W. Pine, Harrison, ID

TBA  |  TBA

Varies - Free!

Prepare for GED® at NIC

Session began Sept 8. Call 208-665-5099 for next one.

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! 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!

Monthly IDOL Job Fair

October 14  |  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!

Successful Money Management

TBA  |  TBA

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!

Presentations by Cancer Experts

TBA  |  6-7:30 pm (Th)

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.

New attendees each receive a FREE copy of "Cancer, My Rainbow in the Dark" by Jim Morrison.

Questions? Contact Jim Morrison at 208-818-2266, or email toseeanothersunrise@gmail.com. 

2nd Thursday - Free!

Community Education at NIC

TBA  |  TBA

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!

Healthy Eating, Healthy Living

TBA  |  TBA

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.

 

TBA  |  TBA

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.

Varies - Free!

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