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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

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Yoga Classes for All Levels

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.

Every Monday - 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:

October 4

November 1

December 6

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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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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End of Life Considerations

Oct 26  |  6-7 pm (Th)

"Life Support: How to Represent Your Loved One When They Cannot"

Nov 30  |  6-7 pm (Th)

"Communication: What Happens When Your Paperwork Isn't Together?"

HOSPICE OF NORTH IDAHO

2290 W. Prairie Ave., CdA

208-772-7994

Dr. Ryan Odom presents a FREE 3-part education series called "We Are All Mortal: Preparing for the End". There will be 30-min. Q&A Panel following each presentation, from 7-7:30 pm. 

Regitration is required; call 208-772-7994, or click HERE.

Varies - Free!

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Technology Assistance

Oct 11, 25  |  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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Business Basics Class

IDAHO STATE TAX COMMISSION

1910 Northwest Blvd., Ste. 100, CdA

800-972-7660

(Classes offered as Webinars.)

Nov 9  |  8 am (Th)

Dec 7  |  8 am (Th)

"Tax & Business Basics for Self-Employed"

Oct 30  |  8-11 am (M)

Nov 14  |  8 am (T)

Dec 14  |  8 am (Th)

"Tax & Business Basics for Small Business"

TBA  |  8 am-noon (Th)

"Tax & Business Basics: Strengthening Your Business"

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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Be Smarter Than Your Phone

Oct 4  |  10-11 am (W)

Nov 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!

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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Strength Cardio Classes

Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  4-5 pm

"Functional Strength Cardio Classes"

BAYVIEW COMMUNITY CENTER

20298 E. Perimeter Rd., Bayview

 

Build & maintain a healthy mind & body by exercising. Participants can work at their own pace & join at any time. Offered every Tuesday & Thursday afternoon in Bayview, Jorja Auten, A.C.E. Certified, is the instructor.

All are welcome & classes are FREE! Take a mat, water & weights if you care to use them. Questions? Call Jorga at 208-661-7459 or email jorja@autenco.com

Tuesdays & Thursdays - Free!

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Wellness at "The Well"

Every Wednesday  |  5:30-7:30 pm

SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER

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

208-763-0636

Oct 4 - "Dyslexia 101"

Oct 11 - "Overview of INW Dyslexia Alliance"

Oct 18 - "Dyslexia in the Classroom"

 

"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. 

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 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.)

Oct 17  |  6-7 pm (T)

Nov 14  |  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. FREE! This class fulfills the requirement to receive a car seat if needed.

Oct 18  |  5-8 pm (W)

Nov 15  |  5-8 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.)

 

Oct 17  |  4:30-5:30 pm (T)

Oct 30  |  5-6 pm (M)

Nov 14  |  4:30-5:30 pm (T)

Nov 16  |  5-6 pm (Th)

"Safe Sleep 101 LIVE"

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

Oct 2  |  5-7 pm (M)

Nov 6  |  5-7 pm (M)

"Childbirth, Session 1: Pregnancy & Labor"

Oct 9  |  5-7 pm (M)

Nov 13  |  5-7 pm (M)

"Childbirth, Session 2: Birth"

Oct 16  |  5-7 pm (M)

"Childbirth, Session 3: "Medical Procedures"

Oct 23  |  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.

 

Oct 14  |  9-11 am (Sat)

Nov 18  |  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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STEM Learning at Gizmo-CdA

GIZMO-CDA is Coeur d'Alene's non-profit community makerspace. 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 also hosts area professionals so students can explore different STEM pathways/careers by connecting one-on-one with speakers. Career evenings - FREE of charge - are held at NIC's Hedlund Bldg., 238 Hubbard Ave., Ste. 102, CdA. Geared to ages 14+.

Classes are also FREE of charge! Questions? Click HERE or call 208-929-4029.

Varies - 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!

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!

Snow

IDPR Avalanche Awareness

TBA

"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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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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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.

Oct 17  |  1:30-2:30 pm (T)

"Using the Medicare Plan Finder"

Nov 21  |  1:30-2:30 pm (T)

"Changes to Medicare to 2024"

Dec 13  |  3-4:30 pm (W)

"Introduction to Medicare 101 & 201"

Jan 16  |  1:30-2:30 pm (T)

"Medicare Ads & Scams"

Feb 20  |  1:30-2:30 pm (T)

"Medicare Resources"

March 19  |  1:30-2:30 pm (T)

"Medicare Basics"

April 16  |  1:30-2:30 pm (T)

"Part B & Wellness Benefits"

May 12  |  3-4:30 pm (Sun)

"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!

Job interview

Job Seekers' Help & Hiring Events

Oct 18  |  10 am-1 pm (W)

"Hiring Event"

REAL LIFE MINISTRIES

1866 N. Cecil Rd., Post Falls

 

Part-time, full-time & seasonal; entry level, skilled trades & professional. 

65+ 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

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 & cover letter workshops, computer basics, maximizing job searches, & more. See calendar of FREE events HERE.

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:

Kim E. Morgan Workshops: "Mythic Writers Fest"

For all sessions, take a college-ruled composition book, notebook or binder/writing materials. 

Oct 7  |  2-3:30 pm (Sat)

"Carl Jung's Red Book & Understanding Active Imagination"

Oct 28  |  10:30 am-12:30 pm (F)

"Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plot Your Personal Narrative"

 

Nov 25  |  10:30 am-12:30 pm (F)

"Why You Need a Muse to Unblock Your Creative Flow"

Dec 30  |  10:30 am-12:30 pm (F)

"Write of Passage: 5 Creative Ways to Retell Your Story"

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. Genealogists gather for informative topics monthly & are classes FREE & open to the public.

More info - 208-765-0150 or email haydenlakefhc@gmail.com.

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.

TBA  |  TBA

A $10 class fee (almost FREE) covers handouts & refreshments. Space is limited, so view schedules & register online HERE.

Varies - (Almost Free) $10

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"Talk-Oh! Tuesdays" at KEA

KOOTENAI ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE hosts "Talk-Oh! Tuesdays" bi-weekly at 602 E. Garden Ave., CdA (Winter-inside; Spring-outside around fire pit). Expert speakers discuss water quality & our environment, followed by Q&A sessions.

TBA  |  TBA

Why "Talk-Oh! Tuesdays"? Take your tacos & drinks/beer for the short 7-minute talks; then social time.  These are family-friendly events, FREE & open to the public! More details HERE, or call 208-667-9093.

Tuesdays - 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!

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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