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Events in North Idaho are Pacific Time, Events in Montana and Creston are Mountain Time unless otherwise specified
Tuesday, April 24
A driver safety class Thursday, April 24 at the Senior Center, 6635 Lincoln. The class is open to anyone, but emphasizes safety issues related to people 50 years and older. No written or driving test is required. Attendees learn new safety tips in this half day course, starting at 8:30 a.m. They also benefit from auto insurance premium reductions for three years. Cost is $15 for AARP members or $20 for all others.  Class size is limited, so pre-registration is important. Call Orrin Everhart at 267-6284 to register.
Boundary County Library is making the Fab Lab available for Independent Fab Time by appointment from noon until 5:00 p.m.
Badger Baseball, 4 p.m. at Priest River.
Wednesday, April 25
The University of Idaho Extension offers this class on this date:  Edible Landscaping Class $3, Wednesday, April 25, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Edible landscaping uses traditional landscaping design but substitutes edible plants such as lettuces, blueberries, vegetables and fruit trees for traditional plants. This fun class will inspire you to transform your landscape or regular garden area into a more productive but still very pleasing landscape. Bring your ideas to share!    To sign up, stop by the Extension Office at 6447 Kootenai Street in Bonners Ferry (right behind the Courthouse), or call the office at 208-267-3235.
Thursday, April 26
Boundary County Library is providing free Computer Tutoring, arranaged by appointment, from noon until 4:00 p.m.  There is no charge for this service from your Boundary County Library.
Badger Baseball, 3 p.m. at Sandpoint.
Badger Softball, 4 p.m. at Sandpoint.
Friday, April 27
Trojan Softball, 9 a.m. at Frenchtown Tourney.
Arbor Day celebration, sponsored by the University of Idaho Extension Office, Boundary Soil Conservation District, and the Idaho Department of Lands.  The event runs from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 pm at the parking lot of Siuuper 1 Foods.  Free seedlings, educational activities, prize drawings, and more.
Boundary County Library will offer classes by appointment in their Fab Lab, from 1:00 pm til 7:00 p.m.  All ages are welcome to schedule a class, and all are free of charge.
Performers Circle, 7 p.m., The Pearl Theater, 7160 Ash Street, Bonners Ferry.
Saturday, April 28
Trojan Track, 9 a.m. at Whitefish.
Chess Club at the Boundary County Library, from 10:00 a.m. until noon.  All ages are welcome to participate.
Badger Baseball, 11 a.m. double header at Kellogg.
Dispose safely of meds at Rx Takeback Day:  On Saturday April 28 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., members of the Sheriff’s Office will be setup in front of Super One with a place for people to drop their expired or no longer used prescriptions. It will be a very simple process, no recording of what the medications are, or who dropped them off, just drive up to the Sheriffs canopy tent and drop your prescriptions in the box.  For more information, click here.
Badger Softball, 11 a.m. double header at Kellogg.
Trojan Softball, 1 p.m. at Manhattan.
Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program. Details on the way!
Sunday, April 29
UMC Potluck, 11 a.m., Bonners Ferry United Methodist Church, 6568 Lincoln Street, Bonners Ferry. Because everyone brings something to the table! Monthly potluck following 10 a.m. service. Please bring a dish to share!
Monday, April 30
Boundary County Library will offer classes by appointment in their Fab Lab, from 1:00 pm til 7:00 p.m.  All ages are welcome to schedule a class, and all are free of charge.
The University of Idaho Extension offers this class on this date:  Hands-on Organic Gardening $10, Wednesday, April 25, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  First class meets at 5:30pm on Monday, April 30 at the Boundary County Extension Office.  Grow your own vegetables this summer in this hands-on season-long class at the organic community garden.    To sign up, stop by the Extension Office at 6447 Kootenai Street in Bonners Ferry (right behind the Courthouse), or call the office at 208-267-3235.
Tuesday, May 1
Trojan Track, 2 p.m. at Lincoln County meet, Eureka.
Badger Baseball, 4 p.m. at Timberlake.
Badger Softball, 4 p.m. at Timberlake.
Friday, May 4
Trojan Softball, 1 p.m., double header at Plains.
The midwives of Bonners Ferry are offering a free showing of the film Why Not Home?. This screening will be open to the public on Midwive's Day, Friday, May 4, at the University of Idaho Extension Office, 6447 Kootenai Street in Bonners Ferry. A social hour begins 6:00 p.m. with free refreshments, with the movie beginning at 7:00 p.m. Questions and answers will be after the movie.
Saturday, May 5
Troy Trojan Track at Kim Haynes Invite, Missoula.
Monday, May 7
Quilts Beyond Borders Sew Date, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Boundary County Extension Office. Bring your own sewing machine, thread and material provided! Fabric kits available, to get yours or to learn more, call Bev Hokanson (208) 267-5355, or Carol Jean Hubbard (208) 255-6980.
The University of Idaho Extension offers this class on this date:  Better Safe than Sorry: Learn to Identify Wild Mushrooms $3, Monday, May 7, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  In this class we will discuss techniques for identifying wild mushrooms, and safety tips for those who wish to eat them. You will learn to use online reference guides to mushroom identification, and how to use keys to identify an unknown specimen. A guide to local mushrooms by time of year will also be distributed.    To sign up, stop by the Extension Office at 6447 Kootenai Street in Bonners Ferry (right behind the Courthouse), or call the office at 208-267-3235.
Tuesday, May 8
The Annual United Methodist Women’s Community Ladies Luncheon will be Tuesday, May 8, at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall at the United Methodist Church, corner of Lincoln and Denver Streets. Special presentation “Quilt Stories” by Artisans For Hope, sponsored by the Idaho Commission on the Arts. All ladies welcome! RSVP Judy Dirks 208-267-3859 or Wilma DeVore 208-267-2991 by May 6. To see a flyer for this event, click here.
Trojan Softball, 4 p.m. at Libby JV.
Thursday, May 10
Kootenai River Days Planning Meeting, 6 p.m., Mugsy’s Bar and Grill, 7161 Main Street, Bonners Ferry. Be ready to share your ideas, events or fundraisers. Vendors and local talent are encouraged to attend.
Friday, May 11
Trojan Softball, 11 a.m., home double header vs. Eureka.
Saturday, May 12
Boundary Community Hospital Health Fair, 9 a.m. to noon. This year's Community Health Fair will feature a Family Fun Run (or Walk), free health care screenings, public tours and a chance to inspect a Life Flight helicopter and Boundary Ambulance vehicles and equipment, and exhibit area with over 60 vendors and exhibitors.  And, new this year, a Mountain Trail Safety Clinic, with lots of information on trail safety, first aid, bike repairs, trails information, and more.  Also more activities that we don't have rooom for in this calendar.  See a more detailed story at this link.
The 25th North Idaho Veterans Stand Down will be held on Saturday, May 12 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d’Alene. Veterans will have the opportunity to meet with VA healthcare and benefits representatives. Organizations that provide medical, dental, counseling, housing, clothing, clothing repair, food assistance, haircuts, and bike repair will be available. Additionally, employers with job openings will be accepting applications and interviewing candidates. Breakfast and lunch will be served to all attendees, volunteers, and service providers. To volunteer, request more information, or for veterans’ assistance, please contact Eric Swanbeck, Veteran Services Coordinator at St. Vincent de Paul, (208)664-3095 or email at eric@stvincentdepaulcda.org
Trojan Track, 8:30 a.m. at Bigfork.
Monday, May 14
Troy School Board Meeting, 5 p.m., high school library.
Boundary County School District 101 Board Meeting, 6 p.m., District Office, 7188 Oak Street, Bonners Ferry.
Tuesday, May 15 ~ Primary Election
Primary Election, Polls Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Bonners Ferry High School Recognition Concert, 7 p.m., BFHS Becker Auditorium.
Friday, May 18
Troy Trojan Softball Divisional at Florence.
Troy Trojan Track Divisional at Frenchtown.
Thursday, May 24
Bonners Ferry High School Choir Concert, 7 p.m., BFHS Becker Auditorium.
Friday, May 25
Boundary Soil Conservation District and the Farm Bureau are sponsoring their Annual Farm Tour on May 25.  The tour will include Moose Valley Farms, Young Living, and Idaho Granite Works, with a few surprises in between!  The tour will start at the Boundary County Fairgrounds, with the bus leaving by 8:00 a.m. and returning by about 4:00 p.m.  Space is limited so please RSVP at (208) 267-3340, extension 107, or (208) 267-5502 by May 15.
Bonners Ferry High School Choir Concert, 7 p.m., BFHS Becker Auditorium.
Monday, May 28 ~ Memorial Day
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Memorial Day Parade, 9:30 a.m., assemble at fairgrounds.
Thursday, May 31
Last Day for Bonners Ferry High School Seniors!
Saturday, June 2
Borders Three Jamboree Car Show, Main Street, Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Stay tuned for details of the Rod Benders 19th annual Borders 3 Jamboree!
Bonners Ferry High School Class of 2018 Graduation
Troy High School Class of 2018 Graduation, 5 p.m., Troy Activity Center, 236 Spokane Avenue, Troy.
Thursday, June 7
Last Day of School in Troy Public Schools!
Last day of School in Boundary County Public Schools!
Monday, June 11
Troy School Board Meeting, 5 p.m., high school library.
Boundary County School District 101 Board Meeting, 6 p.m., District Office, 7188 Oak Street, Bonners Ferry.
Saturday, June 16
BFHS Volleyball's Third Annual Color Blast Run/Walk, 9 a.m. sign-in, 10 a.m. start. Cost is $50 for a group of four or $20 for individual runners. Registration forms here or at Bonners Ferry High School, Boundary County Middle School and Iron Mike's Gym. T-shirts are guaranteed for those who register by May 23. The deadline to pre-register is Friday, June 1. You can register on the day of the Color Blast, but there will be a $10 late fee.
Wednesday, July 4 ~ Independence Day
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Monday, July 9
Boundary County School District 101 Board Annual Meeting, 6 p.m., District Office, 7188 Oak Street, Bonners Ferry.
Saturday, July 14
Bonners Ferry SWISH, downtown Bonners Ferry. Stay tuned for details!
Monday through Saturday, July 16-21
Kootenai River Days - more information to come!
Tuesday, July 31
Boundary Community Hospital Free Sports Physicals. More details to come.
Wednesday through Saturday, August 15-18
The 2018 Boundary County Fair
"Shout n' Loud ~ We're County Proud"
For more information, call at (208) 267-7041 or email bcfair@boundarycountyid.org
Monday, September 3 ~ Labor Day
Friday, September 7
Fry Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament, Mirror Lake Golf Course. More details to come.
Saturday, September 8
Bonners Ferry Demolition Derby 2018, 6 p.m., Boundary County Fairgrounds. It's time to start the planning for this year's event. Drivers have already committed for all three classes; big cars, compacts and trucks, and th big cars first place prize has been raised to $4,000! To learn more, call (208) 290-3902.
Monday, October 8 ~ Columbus Day
Sunday, November 4 ~ Daylight Saving Time Ends 
 
Tuesday, November 6 ~ Election Day
Sunday, November 11 ~ Veterans Day
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Thursday, November 22 ~ Thanksgiving
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Tuesday, December 25 ~ Christmas
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Monday, December 31 ~ New Year's Eve
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2019 
Tuesday, January 1 ~ New Year's Day 
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On-Going Meetings & Events
Mondays
Idaho Legal Aid Services is in Bonners Ferry the fourth Monday to meet with low-income Boundary County residents who have legal problems or questions. Legal Aid Services lawyers provide free legal help with government benefit programs including TAFI (welfare), Food Stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, Social Security and county assistance; tenants’ problems with landlords, including evictions and repairs; foreclosures of subsidized mortgages; customer problems with utility companies and problems dealing with creditors. Those interested in meeting with the lawyer can call the Bonners Ferry Food Bank, (208) 267-3663 to schedule. Idaho Legal Aid Services can be contacted at (208) 667-9559 throughout the month for legal help with problems that cannot wait.
Bonners Ferry Women’s Cancer Awareness and Support Group, noon to 2 p.m. fourth Mondays. Panhandle Health, 7402 Caribou Street, Bonners Ferry. To learn more call (208) 267-3751 or (208) 267-2266.
Breastfeeding and Mothering Group Meetings, first Monday, 4:40 p.m., WomanCare Midwives, 7084 Ash Street, Bonners Ferry. All mothers welcome!
Kootenai Valley Sportsman Association Meeting, 6 p.m., first Monday each month at the range, 67175 Highway 2, Moyie Springs. Everyone interested is welcome!
Boundary County Democratic Central Committee Meeting, third Monday of each month, 6 p.m., Mugsy's Tavern & Grill, 7161 Main Street, Bonners Ferry. Meetings are open to the public to take care of Central Committee business and then discuss upcoming local, regional, state and national elections and events.
Overeaters Anonymous, Mondays at 6:30 p.m., Boundary Community Hospital. To learn more, call (208) 290-8172.
Kootenai Reservation Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting, Mondays at 7 p.m., Kootenai Tribal office.
Tuesdays
Genealogical Society of Boundary County, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Family History Center, Bonners Ferry LDS Church, 6568 Alderson Lane. Anyone interested in researching family history welcome. Free access to web sites, staff available to assist. To learn more, call (208) 267-3802.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), weigh-in Tuesdays at 9 a.m., meetings at 9:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, 6568 Lincoln Street, Bonners Ferry.
Al-Anon Meeting, Tuesdays at 10 a.m., basement of Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry.
Boundary Community Hospital Auxiliary Luncheon and Business Meeting, Chic-N-Chop Restaurant, 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month September through May. To learn more, click here.
Bonners Ferry Rotary Club Meeting, Tuesdays at noon, Mugsy's Tavern & Grill, 7161 Main Street, Bonners Ferry.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Tuesdays at noon, Trinity Lutheran Church. 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry. To learn more, call (208) 267-4667.
Bonners Ferry Adult Grief Group Meeting, second and fourth Tuesdays, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Panhandle Health, 7402 Caribou Street, Bonners Ferry. To learn more call (208) 265-1185.
Bonners Ferry Habitat for Humanity Meeting, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 757 Meeting, 6 p.m., second Tuesday Bonners Ferry Airport Terminal (65S), 64602 Highway 2, Bonners Ferry. 
Bonners Ferry VFW Post 3622 meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month, at the VFW Hall, 6035 Lincoln Street, Bonners Ferry. To learn more, call Bob Spalding, (208) 267-3831.
Genealogical Society of Boundary County Meeting, Tuesdays at 7 p.m., LDS Family History Library, 6569 Alderson Lane, Bonners Ferry. To learn more, call (208) 267-5084.
Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday/Friday Group, Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Methodist Church, 6568 Lincoln Street.
Wednesdays
Ministerial Association Community Worship Services, third Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the Bonners Ferry High School Auditorium.
Genealogical Society of Boundary County Open House, second Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Family History Center, LDS Church, 6568 Alderson Lane, Bonners Ferry. New genealogy topic each month plus access to free websites with staff available to assist people looking up their family history. Everyone welcome. To learn more, call 267-3802.
Free Lunch, Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Grace Bible Fellowship Church, 6291 Main Street, Bonners Ferry. To learn more, call (208) 267-2121.
Mt. Hall Church Food Bank, Wednesdays from noon to 3 p.m. To learn more, call (208) 267-5732.
Diabetes Education Support Group Meetings, second Wednesday of each month September through May at 1 p.m. in the Panhandle Health Meeting Room, 7402 Caribou Street, Bonners Ferry. Call (208) 267-3141 extension 4235 for more information. All are welcome to join the group, including family members and caregivers.
Bonners Ferry Masonic Lodge No. 43 Meeting, Wednesdays at 7 p.m., 6415 Bonner Street, Bonners Ferry.
Alcoholics Anonymous Women's Meeting, Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 6568 Lincoln Street, Bonners Ferry.
Thursdays
Genealogical Society of Boundary County, Thursdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Family History Center, LDS Church, 6568 Alderson Lane, Bonners Ferry. To learn more, call (208) 267-3802.
Free Community Meal, Thursdays 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., United Methodist Church, 6568 Lincoln. All are welcome. To learn more, call (208) 304-6854.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays at noon, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry. To learn more, call (208) 267-4667.
Friends of the Restorium meeting, Thursdays at noon, Chic n' Chop Restaurant, 6421 Main Street, Bonners Ferry.
Backstage at the Pearl Theater, second Thursday 5:30 to 7 p.m., The Pearl Theater, 7160 Ash Street, Bonners Ferry. Volunteer night with tors and brainstorming, so bring your ideas!
American Legion Post 55 meets the second Thursday of each month at the Fairgrounds Memorial Hall, with a social hour at 6 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., United  Methodist Church 6568 Lincoln Street, Bonners Ferry.
Fridays
Community Coalition for Families Meeting, first Friday, 7:30 a.m., Chic-N-Chop Restaurant, 6421 Main Street, Bonners Ferry. Everyone interested in improving lives in Boundary County is welcome!
The Write Stuff, first and third Fridays, 10:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry.
Bonners Ferry Bridge Club, Fridays at noon, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry. Newcomers who know how to play bridge welcome; for those who want to learn, we can set you up with lessons. We have players in all levels. $3 per person. Before attending first session, please call Marlene Manion at (208) 267-3906.
Boundary County Human Rights Task Force Meetings, first Friday of the month, 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry. Stand against bigotry and racism by standing for equality and knowledge. All are welcome.
Free Wills and Trusts Class, third Friday, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Bushnell Law, 6430 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry.
Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday/Friday Group, Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 6568 Lincoln Street., Bonners Ferry.