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Hospice of North Idaho Annual Memorial Service – 5:30 p.m. at St. Pius Catholic Church, 625 E. Haycraft. This is multi-denominational and there will be a reception immediately following the service. All persons in the community are invited to attend.

Babysitting class offered by Camp Fire USA – 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Coeur d’Alene Service Center, 118 N. Seventh A-11, for boys and girls age 11 and older; $25 for nonmembers, $20 for members. Registration and information: 667-0611.

Summer Arts Program for Youth – Register now for classes offered in arts and crafts, painting, drawing, drama, murals and more for grades K-12. Brochures with mail-in registration forms are available at Coeur d’Alene City Hall, Chamber of Commerce, Art Spirit Gallery, Burt’s Music and Sound, Frame and Easel, First Presbyterian Church and Kootenai County Libraries. Information: 676-9132.

Local Vocal Talent Needed for 2004 Festival at Sandpoint Chorus – The first-ever chorus will be directed by Rob Kincaid and will perform the finale of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Festival’s Grand Finale Aug. 15. Auditions will be Thursday from 3-6 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 526 Olive in Sandpoint, and in Spokane on Friday from 7-9:45 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Westminster Church, Fourth and Washington. Advance appointments are necessary to audition. Call (208) 265-4554 to reserve a time.

Moscow Arts Commission summer band Area musicians are invited to join the band which will be under the direction of Gary Gemberling. The first rehearsal will be June 1, 7 p.m., in Room 216 at the Lionel Hampton Music Building. No auditions required. Information: 883-7036.


Mass Media and the Grass Roots Media: The Community Voice – Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the Sandpoint Public Library. This communication forum will look at what defines grass roots media and mass media. Information: 255-5898 or 255-4236.

North Idaho College Booster Club Luncheon – Tuesday at noon at G.W. Hunters, located just north of I-90 on Spokane Street in Post Falls. The public is welcome to attend. Information: 769-3348.

Country Western Gospel Jubilee – Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake City Senior Center, 1916 Lakewood Drive, featuring Joe Young and Group. Information: 765-8580.

Fund-raiser for the Panhandle Animal Shelter – Wednesday, 7 p.m. at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint. The documentaries “The Witness” and “Peaceable Kingdom” will be shown. $5 general admission. Information: 263-9191.

Annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day - Triple Play will host “Five-Star Fitness!” beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday with a variety of activities. For more information, call Fairwinds-Coeur d’Alene at 765-5505.

Clark Fork Watershed Advisory Group – will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the U.S. Forest Service, 1500 Highway 2, Sandpoint. The agenda includes water quality sampling, sediment methodology, TMDL updates and more. Information: 769-1422.

“The Secret Garden” – Continues Thursday at the Lake City Playhouse at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The show continues June 3-5. Curtain times are Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.; $14 adults, $12 seniors/students, $8 for children under 10. Information: 667-1323.

Inland Northwest Blood Center – Blood drive Thursday from noon-6 p.m. at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1900 W. Pine St. in Sandpoint. Information: (800) 423-0151.

“Girl With a Pearl Earring” – will be screened Thursday through Saturday at the Panida Theater as part of the Global Cinema Café Series, at 6:30 p.m. $6 adults, $5 seniors and students under 18. Information: 263-9191.

Coeur d’Alene Chamber After Hour – will be at Specialty Recreation and Marine, 910 W. Kathleen on Thursday. Event begins at 5 p.m. All chamber members and their customers are invited.

Inland Northwest Blood Center – Blood drive Friday at the Kootenai County Courthouse from 7:30-11:30 a.m. and at Center Partners, 1201 W. Ironwood from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: (800) 423-1051.

Deadline for University of Idaho’s High School Journalism Workshop – is Friday. The July 11-17 workshop is open to about 20 students. Phone: 885-6291.

Priest Lake Spring Festival – Friday through Sunday. The festival includes a bake sale, parade, food booths, arts and crafts, a fun run and live and silent auctions. For more information on times and venues visit

Memorial Day Barbecue – Friday from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the new Beehive Homes, 2100 East Sherman Ave. Tim’s Custom Meats is providing 20 pounds of sausage and 12 pounds of buffalo burgers, Sierra Mist is providing the refreshments and the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department will have several vehicles on display. Barry Watkins, morning host at KEYF-AM 1050 will host the event. Information: 765-8364.

Bonner County Sheriffs Office Abandoned and Seized Property Auction – Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Sheriff’s parking lot. Sandpoint High School Cheerleading Squad will supply refreshments. Information: 263-8417 ext. 226.

National Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month – Come and meet potential feline companions, Saturday at the Coeur d’Alene Tidyman’s from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Demonstration by master potter – Saturday Barbara Schreiber will demonstrate throwing pottery on a potter’s wheel at the Entrée Gallery in Priest Lake, on Reeder Bay Road, from 2-4 p.m. She has taught at the Getty Museum and is the author of a book about Athenian vase construction. Information: (208) 443-2001.

Safesitter 2004 – Kootenai Medical Center will offer this class Saturday and Monday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The 13-hour course is designed for ages 11-13, and covers a wide range of topics. Early registration is encouraged. Call 666-2030.

11th Annual People helping People Charity Auction – Saturday at Elkins Resort in Priest Lake. Silent auction begins at 3 p.m. with a wine and cheese social. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. with the live auction at 6:15. The event raises funds for Priest Lake’s emergency services and local nonprofit organizations. Information:

Summer Sounds at the Park – The concert series begins Saturday at 330 North First Ave. in Sandpoint, with Steve Pike performing from noon-2 p.m.

Audubon Society – Overnight trip at the Nature Conservancy’s Ball Creek Ranch Saturday and Sunday to count over 100 bird species. Space is limited so call Lisa Hardy at 682-4808 or Shirley Sturts at 664-5318 to reserve space.

Veteran’s Ceremony – Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at the Kootenai County Administration Building, Room 1A. Information: Ron Rankin 664-9993.

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