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CdA Events Calendar - Classes & Workshops

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Avalanche Awareness

TBA

"Avalanche Awareness PowerPoint"

TBA

"Avalanche Awareness & 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  |  9 am-1 pm (Sat)

"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.

Varies - Free!

Healthy Eating, Healthy Living

Mar 4  |  6-7:30 pm (Th)

"Deciphering Nutrition Labels"
 

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 via email to Michelle, customercare@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!

Computers & Technology Skills

Mar 5  |  10-11 am (W)

April 7  |  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  |  Varies

THE LITERACY PROJECT OF NORTH IDAHO

CdA & Rathdrum locations

A chance for adults to improve personal, social & professional digital literacy skills. Register for one class or all by calling 208-450-2669. More info - 208-687-4371.

Varies - Free!

OHM - Dirtbike

Safety

TBA  |  TBA

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!

Firearms Safety & More

TBA |  TBA

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!

Monthly IDOL Job Fair

Mar 10  |  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!

Business Basics Class

*Until further notice, these classes are Webinars.

Mar 4  |  8 am (Th)

"Tax & Business Basics 101 for Self-Employed"

Mar 16  |  8 am (T)

"Tax & Business Basics 101 for Small Business"

Mar 17  |  8 am (W)

"Tips for Filing Your 2020 Income Tax Return"

IDAHO STATE TAX COMMISSION

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

800-972-7660

 

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 either class - business or self-employed.

Varies - Free!

Community Education at NIC

April 21  |  5-8 pm (W)

"Veterans, Learn How to Buy a VA Home"

Mar 17  |  6-8 pm (W)

May 19  |  6-8 pm (W)

July 21  |  6-8 pm (W)

Sept 15  |  6-8 pm (W)

"How to Buy a Home with Average-to-Low Income" (Hosted by Treaty Rock Realty)

 

NIC WORK TRAINING CENTER (WTC)

525 Clearwater Loop, Post Falls, ID

208-769-3333

 

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!

SHIBA Medicare Guidance

*Until further notice, there will be no in-person workshops. Webinars will be provided & individual app'ts can be scheduled.

  

SHIBA REGION 1
2005 Ironwood Parkway, Suite 143
Coeur d’Alene, ID

800-247-4422

Need help with Medicare choices?

 

Call SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) for FREE unbiased information, 800-247-4422. This is a service of idaho Department of Insurance.

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

Varies - Free!

Prepare for GED® at NIC

Call 208-665-5099 to register.

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!

Playtime for Puppies

Mar 6, 13, 20, 27  |  1 pm (Sat)

Mar 7, 14, 21, 28  |  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!

ATV/UTV Safety Training

TBA  |  TBA

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!

Keeping Children Safe

*Currently these are "live online" classes.

INLAND NORTHWEST SIDS FOUNDATION "SAFE START PROGRAMS"

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

Mar 4  |  6-7 pm (Th)

Mar 23  |  6-7 pm (T)

"Car Seat Safety 101"

Learn how to choose the correct car seat, safest location for installation, when to graduate to next size & more.

Mar 17  |  5:30-8:30 pm (W)

"Child Safety 101"

This FREE class covers CPR, choking, seizures, bleeding, eye injuries & newborn care. For anyone who cares for a child - parents, grandparents, babysitters - from birth on.

Mar 2, 16  |  6-7 pm (T)

"Safe Sleep 101"

This FREE class teaches parents/grandparents/caregivers safe sleeping techniques for infants.

Participants 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!

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

T & F  |  9:30-10:30 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

RATHDRUM SENIOR CENTER

8037 W. Montana St., Rathdrum, ID

208-687-2028

T & Th  |  10 am

ATHOL COMMUNITY CENTER

30355 N. 3rd St., Athol, ID

TBA |  TBA

HARRISON SENIOR CENTER

103 W. Pine, Harrison, ID

TBA  |  TBA

Varies - Free!

Successful Money Management

*Due to COVID-19, classes are offered as virtual sessions. Click link 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.

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!

Safe Boating on Area Lakes

TBA  |  TBA

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!

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!

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!

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