3 Hospice Kids Camp Concert. A concert and silent auction will be held at the Bonner County Fairgrounds to benefit Bonner General Health's Community Hospice Kids Camp (free to kids who have experienced a loss). Featuring Stone Cloud 4 and High Trees 'n' Ammunition, the concert is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and includes a silent auction, plus there will be food available for purchase from Sandpoint Curry, and beverages available for purchase from Eichardt's. Concert tickets are $10 for ages 16 and older, available in advance at Evans Brothers Coffee and Sandpoint Super Drug, or at the door on the night of the event. \n");
3 First Fridays with Devon Wade. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with country singer Devon Wade from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, ages 21+. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.
4-5 Silverwood Anniversary. Celebrate Silverwood Theme Park's 31st anniversary during opening weekend. Silverwood.com.
4 Junkfest. Do you have junk to sell? Are you looking for new junk? Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1900 Pine St., hosts the first annual Junkfest from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have junk to sell and don't want the hassle of hosting a garage sale, rent a space for just $20 and get tons of foot traffic. If you are looking for new junk, this is the place to be - starts at 8 a.m. sharp! To reserve a space, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 Museum's Free First Saturday. The Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts Free First Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to the museum free of charge. BonnerCountyHistory.org.
4 Three-Quarter Minus Cykeltur. The inaugural Three-Quarter Minus Cykeltur is a timed gravel ride to benefit the nonprofit Pend Oreille Pedalers bicycle club. The ride begins and ends at Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St., and includes a long route (approximately 65 miles) and an abbreviated route (approximately 48 miles). Participation is limited to 300 riders. There will be three rest/aid stops along the route, as well as a sweep vehicle following the riders. A Cinco de Mayo celebration with live music, food and drink will take place at Matchwood after the ride. The top three women and men finishers on each route will be recognized and there will be a raffle to include a Cosmic Stallion gravel bike from All-City Cycles. More info at SyringaCyclery.com.
4 Sandpoint Farmers Market Opening Day. Shop for fresh produce, artisan goods and enjoy live entertainment; market is held Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings in Farmin Park through October. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.
4 Sandpoint Art Market. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts the Sandpoint Art Market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop fine art and handcrafted items by local artists and artisans. Free and open to the public. 208-610-5477
4 Dinner To Die For: Murder Mystery Dinner and Auction. The Rotary Club of Sandpoint partners with Food for Our Children to present a wonderful evening of mystery and fabulous entertainment plus a delicious gourmet dinner prepared by the Tango Cafe, held at 5:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Business and Events Center. Come prepared to bid on our auction's unique treasurers and experiences, including travel, and one-of-a-kind desserts prepared by Sandpoint's finest chefs and dessert masters. Donations will contribute to Food for Our Children's ability to expand food security for our community's children and support Sandpoint Rotary Club community projects and services. More event and ticket details: DinnerToDieFor.org.
4 Marc Yaffee - Tall, Dark, and Hilarious. Come enjoy stand-up comedy at the Panida Theater when Marc Yaffee, co-star of \"Goin' Native\" for Showtime, PBS Comedy, Comedy Unleashed and others, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Yaffee skewers sacred cows, dissects societal stupidities, and confronts common frustrations. See more on YouTube. Joined by Adam Kessler, the show is rated PG-13. Tickets are $15 at Panida.org and at the door.
7 Bonner Mall Seniors Day. Bonner Mall in Ponderay hosts the monthly Seniors Day from 9 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to come walk the Mall, plus there will be a featured speaker or entertainment, free refreshments, games and a drawing. Bring a friend and join the fun -- 10 years and counting for this great local event! 208-263-4272 * Held on the first Tuesday of the month.
8 Bike to School Day. Lake Pend Oreille School District Safe Routes to School invites families to join students nationwide for Bike to School Day. Events this day help raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for biking and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, biking safety, traffic congestion, and environmental concerns. Bike to School Day is a national event, sponsored locally by LPOSD #84 Safe Routes to School. 208-263-2184 ext. 1124
10 Contra Dance. Sandpoint Parks and Recreation partners with Emily Faulkner and Lost Horse Press to bring Contra Dancing from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. to Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. Contra dancing is community dancing for all ages, in the New England tradition, featuring live music with local and regional bands and lively callers. Contras, circles, and occasionally squares or long ways sets are taught, called and danced in a friendly atmosphere. $5 donation at the door. *Held on the second Friday of every month.
16-19 Lost in the '50s. Sandpoint's biggest party of the year! This annual retro celebration includes a downtown car parade and show, music events at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, and more. Get updated information on the event's Facebook page or visit Sandpoint.org/Lostin50s. 208-265-5678
22 Memories of a Legend with Jerry Kramer. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer and his friends will be telling stories on each other as part of a special fundraiser for Sandpoint's Senior Day Break Center, Memories of a Legend with Jerry Kramer. General admission tickets are $8 to the event at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) in the Panida Theater. VIP tickets are also available, but they are going fast - a $55 VIP ticket gets you into the Panida's Little Theater at 5:30 p.m. for a meet-and-greet with Jerry himself, plus beer, wine and appetizers, an autographed mini football, a collectible poster, and reserved seating at the main event. Sponsored by the Sandpoint Area Seniors. Tickets are available at the senior center, Panida.org, and at the door on the night of the event (if any remain).
28 MCS All Stars Student Concert. The community is invited to the 4th annual MCS All Stars Student Concert, held at 7 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. This talented show is comprised of the very best of the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, where the hardest working and highest achieving students bring their talent to the stage. Come watch these talented young musicians and witness the best of their repertoire. Tickets available at MCS, 110 Main St., or at the Panida on the night of the event. Admission is $10 adult, $5 ages 18 and under. Sponsored by the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint. 208-265-4444
30 Yappy Hour. Evans Brothers Coffee, 524 Church St., hosts this fun benefit for dogs and their owners from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Panhandle Animal Shelter.
Here is what's coming up in June!
1-2 Sandpoint Sojourn with Pancakes. Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair hosts a one-night bicycle trip as part of Adventure Cycling Association's #biketravelweekend. 208-255-4496
6-July 23 Panida Playhouse Jr. Theater Camp. This summer drama camp is designed for young thespians, ages 11-14, who want to work on their dramatic skills and play a role in a real show! The group will perform a Mystery Dinner Show at the Panida's Little Theater as the finale. Camp is held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays June 6 through July 23. Find more information at Panida.org.
9 Bay Trail Fun Run. Join the Annual Bay Trail Fun Run 5K and 10K along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek. Sponsored by Friends of Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail, Idaho Conservation League, and Trinity at City Beach. POBTrail.org. 208-265-9565
15 CHAFE 150. Sponsored by Sandpoint Rotary, this annual benefit ride takes bicyclists on a 150-mile route through Idaho and Montana. Plus, new this year are several more options: 100 miles, 80, 40, 30, and the 8.5-mile family fun ride. CHAFE150.org.
15 Challenge of Champions. Annual bull riding and barrel racing contest at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. BonnerCountyFair.com.
22 DogFest North Idaho. Gather friends, family, and your favorite pooch for a day of crazy canine games, contests, vendor booths, demonstrations, food, and music during DogFest North Idaho, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn outside Forrest Bird Charter School, 614 S. Madison Ave. DogFest is a fundraiser for the Inland Northwest Chapter of Canine Companions for Independence, whose mission is to provide skilled assistance dogs to people with disabilities, for free! During the event, meet the program's graduate assistance dogs and hear heartwarming stories about how lives have blossomed after receiving a trained assistance dog. And visit the Love Shack and meet the program's pups in training! All are welcome to join a team, or start one, for a shot at prizes and more - free registration (donations encouraged) at CCI.org/DogFestNorthIdaho.
27 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair, 108 N. Third Ave., hosts Yappy Hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages, and fun.
27 Summer Sampler. Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Summer Sampler at Farmin Park. Taste fine cuisine from area restaurants, plus raffle items and live music. SandpointChamber.org. 208-263-2161
28 ArtWalk Opening Receptions. POAC sponsors the 42nd annual revolving art exhibit starting with Friday evening opening receptions from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 20-plus downtown galleries; art exhibits remain on display through Sept. 7. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139
30 7B Sunday. Summer season opener at Schweitzer Mountain Resort with chairlift rides, family activities and wine tasting. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081
Here is what's coming up in July!
6 Book Trust Lawn Party. The second annual Book Trust Lawn Party, an all-white croquet lawn party to raise money for the Book Trust in the Lake Pend Oreille School District, takes place at 5 p.m. in Oden Bay. Enjoy croquet, cocktails, and dinner in an amazing lakefront venue. Sponsored by the Village Green Project. For more information, contact Karen Quill at email@example.com or call 808-280-6516.
10 Full Draw Film Tour. See some of the best outdoor and bow hunting films in one place, during the Full Draw Film Tour at 7 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. For more information, visit the Sandpoint Movies Page.
14 Annual 6-Pack Alleycat Ride. Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair hosts the 10th annual 6-Pack Alleycat Ride featuring a scavenger hunt on bicycles - with all proceeds benefiting a local charity. 208-255-4496
25 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts Yappy Hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages, and fun.
Here is what's coming up in August!
29 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts Yappy Hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages, and fun.
Here is what's coming up in September!
26 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts Yappy Hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages, and fun.