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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  

At the Cash Register

Business Basics Class

*Until further notice, these classes are Webinars.

IDAHO STATE TAX COMMISSION

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

800-972-7660

 

Feb 8  |  8-11 am (T)

"Tax & Business Basics for Self-Employed"

Feb 15  |  8-11 am (T)

"Tax & Business Basics for Small Business"

Jan 19  |  8-11 am (W)

Feb 17  |  noon-3 pm  (Th)

"Tips for Filing 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. 

"Tips for Filing Income Taxes" is for everyone.

Note: Classes fill up fast. Register through Eventbrite HERE for all classes.

Varies - Free!

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Genealogy Studies

Every Monday  |  noon-1 pm (M)

"Brown Bag Lunch & Learn"

Jan 17 - "Immigration"

Jan 24 - "Naturalization"

Jan 31 - "Land Records"

Jan 5, 19  |  6:30 pm (W)

"Ancestry"

HAYDEN LAKE FAMILY HISTORY CENTER

2293 E. Hanley Ave., CdA

208-765-0150

Topics range from deciphering handwriting, finding female ancestors, reading land records & more. Each week focuses on a separate topic. Also available via Zoom.

Classes are FREE & open to the public. More info - haydenlakefhc@gmail.com. 

Varies - Free!

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"Safety Fest 2022" Training

Feb 23-25  |  various times/classes

"Safety Fest of the Great Northwest"

NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE 

Workforce Training Center

525 Clearwater Loop, Post Falls

208-769-3333

Three days of valuable safety-related training, certifications & new skills - courses are FREE & open to the public! 

 

An invitation to general industry, mining, transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, & construction professionals; also for business or community members interested in safety-related training.

 

Registration opens  January 2022 & classes fill up fast. Thanks to the generous contributions of supporters, instructors, & volunteers, all classes are offered FREE of charge! 

Varies - Free!

Touch Screen

Be Smarter Than Your Phone

Feb 2  |  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.

1st Wednesday - Free!

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Community Education at NIC

Jan 19  |  6-8 pm (W)

Mar 16  |  6-8 pm (W)

May 18  |  6-8 pm (W)

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

 NIC WORK TRAINING CENTER (WTC)

525 Clearwater Loop, Post Falls, ID

208-769-3333

 

Let Darlene Kacalek & Julia Boord of Treaty Rock Realty lead you into your dream of owning a home. Class is for first-time home buyers, veterans or experienced homeowners. Also receive a FREE credit report & refreshments. 

 

To make a reservation, call 208-773-2524, or email darlene@treatyrock.com. Or, 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!

Clean Boat

Safe Boating on Area Lakes

TBA  |  8 am-2 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!

Home Nurse Examining Patient

SHIBA Medicare Workshops

Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 16  |  1:30-2:30 pm (W)

Apr 20, May 18, Jun 15  |  1:30-2:30 pm (W)

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., CdA

Registration is required. Call 208-769-2315, ext 410; or RSVP online at cdalibrary.org/library-events/medicare.

Need help with Medicare choices? Every 3rd Wednesday, SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) provides FREE unbiased information via monthly in-person workshops focusing on finding the best plan, using Medicare Wellness benefits & low-income assistance. 

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.

 

Interested in Webinars? Attend afternoon or evening sessions on the 1st Wednesday of each month. To register for 1 or 4 pm times, call 800-247-4422, or link HERE.

3rd Wednesday - Free!

Study Group

English Classes for Adults

Every Monday  |  5:30-7 pm

THE LITERACY PROJECT OF NORTH IDAHO

North Idaho College

Molstead Library

875 W. Garden Ave., CdA

"English Conversation Classes" are FREE of charge on Mondays, & open to all! Provides an opportunity for learners to improve their speaking skills; also meet other adults who are learning English.

 

Sessions tend to be more of a conversation group than a study class. 

 

Ask about confidential individual reading tutors for adults - also FREE!

Every Monday - Free!

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Wellness at "The Well"

Every Thursday  |  6 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 Thursday 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 Thursday - Free!

Healthy Morning

Healthy Eating, Healthy Living

**There will be no indoor events for the 1st quarter of 2022 due to bakery expansion.

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 via email to demo@pilgrimsmarket.com

Varies - Free!

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ATV/UTV Safety Training

TBA  |  5-7 pm (M)

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!

Brand New Kitchen

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!

Snow

Avalanche Awareness

Jan 21  |  6-8:30 pm (F)

Feb 18  |  6-8:30 pm (F)

"Avalanche Awareness Classroom"

Jan 22  |  9 am-3 pm (Sat)

Feb 19  |  9 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Avalanche  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

"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, & also for classes in the Sandpoint area.

Varies - Free!

Graduate

Prepare for GED® at NIC

NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE 

Adult Education Center

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

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, Sandpoint & Bonners Ferry.

 

Are you ready? Click on North Idaho College link above, or call 208-665-5099.

Varies - Free!

Newborn Baby

Keeping Children Safe

*Currently these are "live online" classes.

INLAND NORTHWEST SIDS FOUNDATION "SAFE START PROGRAMS"

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

Jan 19  |  5:30-8:30 pm (F)

"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.

Jan 18 |  6:45-7:45 pm (Th)

"Car Seat Safety 101"

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

 

Jan 18  |  5:30-6:30 pm (Th)

"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!

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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

208-415-5242 (Gary Patterson, Program Coordinator); gpatterson@phd1.idaho.gov

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

M-T-W-Th-F  |  10 am

BESTLAND RETIREMENT CENTER

606 E. Best Ave., CdA

M & Th  |  9 am

CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH

1011 N. Compton St., Post Falls

T & Th  |  9:30 am

HARDING FAMILY CENTER

411 N. 15th St., CdA

T & Th  |  10:30-11:30 am; 11:30 am-12:30 pm

 

HARRISON SENIOR CENTER

300 George St., Harrison

M  |  9:30 am

Th  |  10:30 am

HAUSER FIRE STATION

10728 N. Hauser Lake Rd., Hauser

T & Th  |  9 am

HAYDEN SENIOR CENTER

9428 N. Gov't Way, Hayden

208-762-7052

M  |  1 pm

T & F  |  9:30 am

M & Th  |  9 am

KELLOGG SENIOR CENTER

211 McKinley Ave. W, Kellogg

M & W  |  9 am

 

LAKE CITY CENTER

1916 N. Lakewood Dr., Coeur d'Alene

208-667-4628

T & Th  |  10-11 am

POST FALLS SENIOR CENTER

1215 E. 3rd Ave., Post Falls

208-773-9582

M & F  |  9:30 am

RATHDRUM SENIOR CENTER

8037 W. Montana St., Rathdrum

208-687-2028

T & Th  |  10 am

ST. MARIES FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

1100 College Ave., St. Maries

T  |  9:30-10:30 am

Th  |  10:30-11:30 am

Varies - Free!

Tranquil forest

OHM - Dirtbike

Safety

TBA  |  5-7 pm (Th)

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/times. 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!

Dollars

Successful Money Management

*Due to COVID-19, 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 periodically at various locations. Public is invited & all materials are provided.

Varies - Free!