CdA Events Calendar - Classes & Workshops

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Business Basics Class

November 13  |  10 am-noon (W)

December 11  |  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 2nd Wednesday classes cover: employer requirements, ID tax permits, exemptions, withholding, sales tax & more.

Note: Classes fill up fast. Register through Eventbrite HERE.

2nd Wednesday - Free!

"Balance & Fitness" Class

November 4, 11, 18, 25  |  1-2 pm (M)

KOOTENAI HEALTH

2003 Kootenai Health Way (Heart Center Classroom), Coeur d'Alene, ID

For adults, this FREE exercise program offers skills to iimprove strength, balance, flexibility & mobility while decreasing the risk of falling.

This class is held every Monday. Pre-registration & medical clearance is required. Contact 208-625-5722, or email trauma@kh.org for more information. 

Every Monday - Free!

Presentations by Cancer Experts

November 14  |  6-7:30 pm (Th)

"Evening of Hope"

POST FALLS LIBRARY

821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID

 

November speaker is Todd Hoopman, board certified pulmonologist with North Idaho Lung, Asthma & Critical Care.

 

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.

Questions? Contact Yvonne Marie at 208-777-1206.

2nd Thursday - Free!

Writing Your Own Novel?

November 3, 10, 17  |  3-5 pm (Sun)

November 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14  |  5-7 pm

POST FALLS LIBRARY

821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID

208-773-1506

Here's a chance for writers to gather for encouragement or socializing on various days in November.

Participate in the "Come Write Ins" at Post Falls Library.

Varies - Free!

Prepare for GED® at NIC

varies  |  varies

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!

 

  • 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!

Tai Chi Workout for Seniors

November 5, 12, 19, 26  |  1 pm (T)

GARDEN PLAZA

545 N. Garden Plaza Court, Post Falls, ID

208-773-3701

Seniors ages 55+ are invited to join in for a low-impact workout every Tuesday at Garden Plaza.

 

It's FREE & taught by certified Tai Chi instructor, Steve Honig. Improves leg strength, cardiovascular endurance, immune system, sleep, flexibility, happiness & self-worth.

Every Tuesday - Free!

Community Cardiac Education

November 7, 14, 21  |  noon (Th)

KOOTENAI HEALTH

2003 Kootenai Health Way (Heart Center Classroom), Coeur d'Alene, ID

Weekly topics vary as follows: 1st Th-stress reduction; 2nd Th-nutrition; 3rd Th-medication; & 4th Th-nutrition.

Find out more about these FREE classes held every Thursday by calling 208-625-4690.

Every Thursday - Free!

Computers & Smart Phones

November 6, 20  |  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.

November 19  |  3:30-5 pm (T)

December 17  |  3:30-5 pm (T)

January 21  |  3:30-5 pm (T)

February 18  |  3:30-5 pm (T)

March 17  |  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.

December 4  |  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 - Free!

Healthy Eating, Healthy Living

November 9  |  3-4 pm (Sat)

"What's in Your Cupboard?"

November 11  |  11 am-1:30 pm (M)

"Cooking Class - Healthy, Delicious Holiday Recipes"

November 14  |  6-7:30 pm (Th)

"Foraging for Fall Mushrooms"

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.

November 13  |  6:30-8:30 pm (W)

"Raw Food Appetizer Class"

December 14  |  11 am-1 pm (Sat)

"Ornament Crafting & Hot Chocolate (for kids)

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.

Varies - Free!

Learn How Computers Work

Nov 4, 18  |  2-3 pm (M)

"Computer Classes - Hardware & Jargon"

 

POST FALLS LIBRARY

821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID

208-773-1506

Gain a greater understanding of computers & learn the technical jargon. It's FREE every Monday afternoon.

Mondays- Free!

Monthly IDOL Job Fair

November 13  |  10 am-noon (W)

December 11  |  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.

Monthly - Free!

"Basics of Christianity"

November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  |  9:30-11 am (Sat)

December 7, 14, 21  |  9:30-11 am (Sat)

 

SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH

13541 W. Hwy 53, Rathdrum

208-687-1809

Offered as an outreach program for adults in the community & FREE, these Saturday morning classes will continue through Dec 21 (w/no obligation to join SHLC).

"Basics of Christianity" classes will provide a safe, non-threatening setting to learn about Jesus Christ & teachings of the Christian church. (Ask questions!)

Subjects will be: evil & world problems, creation vs. evolution, Ten Commandments, Jesus Christ, God's Word - the Bible, justification, Holy Baptism, The Lord's Supper, prayer, worship, life after death & more.

Questions? Call 208-687-1809,

Every Saturday - Free!

"Geezer Forum South" Presents...

November 19  | 2 pm (T)

TBA

 

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!

Safe-Sleeping for Babies

November 19  |  10 am or 5:30 pm (Th)

INLAND NORTHWEST SIDS FOUNDATION

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

This FREE class, "Safe Sleep 101", teaches parents/grandparents/caregivers safe sleeping techniques for infants. Two classes are scheduled in Coeur d'Alene every 3rd Thursday, & at other locations at various times/dates.

Participants will receive a FREE Halo Sleep Sack. To register for class, call 208-667-4371, or online (click link above).

For those in need, cribs may be available.

"There is no footprint too small to leave an imprint on this world."  --Unknown

Every 3rd Thursday - Free!

Playtime for Puppies

November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  |  1 pm (Sat)

November 3, 10, 17, 24  |  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!

"Fit & Fall Proof" Classes

November 5, 12, 29, 26  |  10-11 am (T)

November 7, 14, 21  |  10-11 am (Th) 

LAKE CITY CENTER

1916 Lakewood Drive, Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-667-4628

November 4, 11, 18, 25  |  9:30-10:30 am (M)

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  |  9:30-10:30 am (F)

POST FALLS SENIOR CENTER

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

208-773-9582

 

November 4, 11, 18, 25  |  9-10 am (M)

November 5, 12, 19, 26 |  9:30-10:30 am (T)

November 7, 14, 21  |  9-10 am (Th)

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  |  9:30-10:30 am (F)

HAYDEN SENIOR CENTER

9428 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID

208-762-7052

Coeur d'Alene area senior centers offer "Fit & Fall Proof" classes at various times & days. 

The FREE exercise-based fall prevention program for older adults focuses on improving strength, mobility & balance.

Varies - Free!

SHIBA Medicare Workshops

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

November 26 |  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!

"How-To" Classes at Lowe's

November 16  |  10-11:30 am (Sat)

"Customize Furniture & Small Projects"

November 23  |  10-11:30 pm (Sat)

"Install a Fan"

November 30  |  TBA

"Minor Roof Repair"

 

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!

Community Education at NIC

November 20  |  6-8 pm (W)

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

USDA Rural Development Program is 100 per cent financing w/no down payment required.

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!

Safe Boating for All

November 16  |  8 am-4 pm (Sat)

 

IDAHO PARKS & RECREATION

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office VSRB

10865 N. Ramsey Rd., Hayden, ID

 

This FREE Saturday class is 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.

3rd Saturday - Free!

Expecting a Baby Soon?

November 15  |  1-2 pm (F)

December 20  |  1-2 pm (F)

"Parents to Be!"

 

HAYDEN LIBRARY

8385 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID

208-772-5612

Discuss pregnancy topics, connect with others & design crafts for new baby. Each month's prenatal focus will differ. 

Meeting the 3rd Friday of each month, this class is presented by Panhandle Health District's "Parents as Teachers" program. 

3rd Friday- Free!

Home Improvement

November 16  |  10-11:30 am (Sat)

"Christmas Tree Stand Box"

November 21  |  6:30-8 pm (Th)

"Light Up Christmas Sign" (for ladies)

November 30  |  9 am-noon (Sat)

"Stocking Ornament" (for kids)

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 RSVP HERE.

Varies - Free!

Successful Money Management

November 20  |  noon-1 pm (W)

"Protect Your Credit Score"

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

 

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!

First Aid Class "Stop the Bleed"

December 10  |  1-3 pm (T)

 

KOOTENAI HEALTH

2003 Kootenai Health Way

Coeur d'Alene, ID

Open to the public & FREE, this course demonstrates how anyone can help save a life by stopping bleeding after a trauma injury.

 

Register for a basic bleeding control class by calling 208-625-5722, or email trauma@kh.org. Choose a Monday or Tuesday class.

Varies - Free!

Disabled Veterans Prepare Bait

November 6, 13, 20, 27  |  9:30-11:30 am (W)

COEUR D'ALENE CBOC

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

2177 W. Ironwood Dr., Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-665-1700

Open to beginners through experts, this FREE fly-tying class is designed for disabled veterans, & held every Wednesday morning as part of "Project Healing Waters".

 

All supplies & equipment are provided. Classes will continue into December.

Wednesdays - Free!

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208-664-0303

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