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Sandpoint's biggest party of the year! Poodle skirts and leather jackets are the fashion norm when the 33rd annual Lost in the '50s celebration rolls into town, with three days of rockin' good fun Thursday, May 17 through Saturday, May 19. There's nothing quite like this unique Sandpoint celebration, so don't miss it! Scroll below for all the details, plus check out the event's Facebook page and webpage.

Here's what's happening in May!

17-19 Lost in the '50s. Three days of retro fun! See Hot Picks, above.

18 Lost in the '50s Vintage Car Parade and Street Dance. All vintage and classic cars are welcome to take part in the Vintage Car Parade as part of the Lost in the '50s celebration. Cars need to be in the Sandpoint High School parking lot by 5 p.m., and the parade starts at 6 p.m. Keep it to the classic cars! Following the parade, head to Second and Main for the Street Dance co-sponsored by Blue Sky Broadcasting, "Bashful Dan" will be the King of Street Rock - taking folks back to when vinyl was the disc jockey's best friend and the music rocked your soul. Visit the event's Facebook page or the webpage for more details.

18 Winery Music. Come enjoy live jazz with Ron Kieper at Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kieper is in the house, so come soothe your soul, tap your toes, sway a bit and simply enjoy yourself. Bring a friend and make it a great time! Enjoy Friday night wine specials too! Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

18 Ponderay Live Music. Enjoy live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Farmhouse Restaurant on Highway 95 in Ponderay.

18 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bistro Wine Bar on the Cedar Street Bridge hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Mike Johnson & Denis Zwang. 208-597-6530

18 Third Fridays with Devon Wade. Hear the boot-tappin' country music from Devon Wade, who performs from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., for the Third Friday of May - plus it's Lost in the '50s! Wade is an independent country music artist from Sandpoint with a strong love for what country music has always been, songs about real life. Plus, Edelwagen food truck will be onsite. Free and open to the public ages 21-plus; non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

18 Cascade Crescendo. The Pearl Theater in Bonners Ferry hosts Cascade Crescendo; doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. with Matt Mitchell opening the show. Tickets are available at Mountain Mike's, Bonners Books, and MattoxFarm.com.

18 Downtown Live Music. The Back Door, 111 Cedar St. (lower level), hosts live music from at 7 p.m. with Steve Neff and Jesse Ahmann, performing gritty blues and jazz with free admission, plus drink and food specials until 10 p.m. BaxtersBackDoor.com. 208-610-7359

18 Lost in the '50s Show and Dance. Bonner County Fairgrounds hosts the Lost in the '50s Show and Dance at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). The show features La La Brooks, the original lead singer of The Crystals, and Dennis Tufano, the original lead singer of The Buckinghams. Rocky and the Rollers will be rockin' the house, as well, so don't miss out on the fun! Visit the event's Facebook page or the webpage for more details.

18 Live Music at the 219. Get your country rock 'n' roll on during Lost in the '50s with the Devon Wade Band at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave. Don't miss the debut of Devon's new album, Game Over, at the Niner. One of the area's best bands will entertain you on the back patio from 9 p.m. to midnight. Mandala Pizza will be making pizza on the patio from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

19 Spring Fling Fundraiser in Hope. Hope Partners In Education host the 7th Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hope Elementary School. All are invited to attend and enjoy this event which includes a yard sale, plant sale, bake sale, barbecue lunch, car wash, and activities for children.

19 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop for locally grown produce, artisan wares, and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Farmin Park, corner of Third and Main. Live music at the pavilion with Doug Bond and Marty Perron, and a performance featuring the Allegro Kid Dancers. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

19 Lost in the '50s Car Show. Downtown Sandpoint will be bursting with hot rods and classics during the downtown Car Show, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. on First and Cedar, Main, and Second and Third. An award ceremony will follow at the corner of First and Cedar in front of the Cedar Street Bridge. From the diehards to the newbies, welcome! Visit the event's Facebook page or webpage for all the details.

19-20 3G Tour. Explore spectacular parts of Lake Pend Oreille while seeing a variety of birdlife, private coves, towering cliffs, the islands of Hope and more aboard the Shawnodese, from noon to 3:30 p.m. leaving from Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope. A history and geology talk is included; lunch available for purchase. Reservations required; $45 fare, seniors 60-plus $43. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. *Runs weekends (and some weekdays) through June 10.

19 All-day '50s Party. Celebrate Lost in the '50s at the 219 Lounge! Bring your dancing shoes as the Niner will be rocking all day. Bum Jungle will be playing classic rock 'n' roll outside on the patio from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the Miah Kohal Band will "rock the house" from 9 p.m. to midnight. Get your party on with these two awesome Sandpoint rock bands! Free and open to the public ages 21 and older; non-smoking environment. 219.bar

19 '50s Classic Cruiser Ride. In honor of Lost in the '50s, grab your cruiser bike (whether it be new or old or old school, unique or run-of-the-mill) and gather at 4 p.m. at Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair for a leisurely cruiser ride.

19-20 Hope Islands Cruise. Enjoy a scenic tour around the four islands of Hope while learning the colorful history of the area aboard the Shawnodese, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. leaving from Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope. The tour includes a cruise by Pearl Island, a bald eagle sanctuary. Call 208-255-5253 for further information (including some weekday cruises) and reservations. Reservations required; $24 fare, seniors 60-plus $22. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. *Runs weekends (and some weekdays) through June 10.

19 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Brian Stai and Ashley Dreyer.

19 Sandpoint Waldorf School's Spring Auction. Ponderay Events Center hosts the Waldorf School's Spring Auction at 5:30 p.m. This year's theme is "Bollywood Nights" with a huge silent auction, exciting live auction, authentic Indian dinner by Sandpoint Curry, Dessert Dash, games, raffles, costume contest and more! Tickets are $60; purchase at SandpointWaldorf.org or call 208-265-2683. Visit the school's Facebook page to preview live and silent auction items.

19 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bistro Wine Bar on the Cedar Street Bridge hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Meg Turner & Chris Lynch. 208-597-6530

19 Beer Hall Live Music. Back at MickDuff's Beer Hall for the first time since the Sandpoint Showcase, it's Molly Starlite & the Sputniks! They're ready to play some rockabilly tunes with more hooks than your Uncle Dan's tacklebox. They don't play often so don't miss a chance to hear their awesome sound from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Also, the Edelwagen food truck will be onsite. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

19 Rock for SAA. Three rock bands - local band Cobrajet, punk rock Scatterbox, and guitar shredder Jacob Vanknowe Music - will be playing really loud music at 7 p.m. in the Panida's Little Theater as a fundraiser for the Sandpoint Academy of the Arts (SAA). Admission is $10 adult, $8 student; purchase tickets in advance at Panida.org or at the door on the night of the show. For more information, check out the Facebook page.

19 Lost in the '50s Show and Dance. Bonner County Fairgrounds hosts the Lost in the '50s Show and Dance at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). The show features Mary Wilson of The Supremes with classics you'll remember; plus, the best band in the land Rocky and the Rollers! Enjoy all the music you could ever want with favorite MC Al Brady! Let's rock it! Visit the event's Facebook page or the webpage for more details.

20 Kelly's Hollywood. Down Syndrome Connections Northwest presents the documentary film "Kelly's Hollywood" at 4 p.m., followed by a Q&A, in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. The film chronicles the intimate story of an aspiring actor who brings his sister, born with Down Syndrome, to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming a Hollywood diva. Not rated. Tickets are $6 general admission, free admission for DS and under 7 years. Tickets available at the door, North 40, Yoke's, DSCNW or online at Panida.org.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, May 27 --

22 Trivia Night. MickDuff's, 312 N. First Ave., hosts Trivia Night every Tuesday from 7 p.m. 'til 9 p.m. (Grab a seat early, they go fast!). MickDuffs.com.

22 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Free and open to the public ages 21 and older; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

23 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop for locally grown produce, artisan wares, and more from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Farmin Park, corner of Third and Main. Live music at the pavilion with Folk Remedy. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

23 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, the perfect place to relax together with friends and colleagues at the end of the day. Featuring fantastic wines, great cocktails, light snacks and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician, Carl Rey, who will entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

23 Magic Wednesday. Jalapenos Restaurant hosts Magic Wednesday with resident magician and all-around "fun guy" Star Alexander, every Wednesday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy close-up magic shows right at your table, with intrigue and amazing edu-tainment for all ages!

24 Thursday Night Solo Series: Brian Jacobs. Come out for Thursday Night Solo Series featuring Brian Jacobs, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St. Just him, his guitar, and great tunes! Free and open to the public ages 21-plus; non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

24 SHS Spring Band Extravaganza. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the Sandpoint High School Band Concert at 6:30 p.m. The extravaganza features the Concert and Symphonic Band, Jazz 1 and 2, and Steel Pans. Admission is $5 at the door or online at Panida.org.

25 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Bare Grass.

25 Winery Music. Enjoy live Americana and bluegrass music with Britchy at Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Missoula duo features fine pickin' and timeless songwriting. Come grab a glass of the Friday night wine special. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

25 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bistro Wine Bar on the Cedar Street Bridge hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Mostly Harmless. 208-597-6530

25 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., welcomes back The Other White Meat, performing from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. This classic rock 'n' roll band from North Idaho has been around since the early '90s, opening for such acts as George Thorogood, Styx, and REO Speedwagon. Featuring Kyle Swaffard on vocals, bass and kazoo, Benny Baker on vocals and guitars, and Dana Peite on drums and percussion. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

25 Rumble. KRFY community radio hosts 'Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World' at 7:30 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Rumble is a documentary film that brings to light a profound and missing chapter of American music history, the Indigenous influence. It features pioneering Native musicians including Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Saint-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo and Taboo. Not rated. Free admission; donations accepted. Learn more at Panida.org.

25 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. 'til midnight with Richland, Wash.-based reggae inspired band Naughty Pine. Back by popular demand, Naughty Pine mixes irreverent innuendo with a tried-and-true blend of soulful reggae. Naughty Pine music is about love for your fellow man, life's struggles, and burning trees. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

26 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop for locally grown produce, artisan wares, and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Farmin Park, corner of Third and Main. Live music at the pavilion with Bright Moments. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

26 IPA Five Year Anniversary Party. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts its Five Year Anniversary Party from noon until 8 p.m. Everyone's invited to come enjoy live music with John Firshi from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Browne Salmon Truck from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Complimentary food will be served all day, and raffle prize proceeds will be donated to the Bonner Community Food Bank.

26 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bistro Wine Bar on the Cedar Street Bridge hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Oak Street Connection. 208-597-6530

26 Beer Hall Jazz Music. Sandpoint's jazz band, Bright Moments, is back on the prowl and their show at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., will be a dance party! Arthur Goldblum and crew bring their upbeat and classic jazz sound, performing from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

26-27 PS: Your Cat Is Dead. Cade Prophet Memorial Productions presents P.S. Your Cat Is Dead in the Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St. The story goes like this: It's New Year's Eve in New York City. Your best friend died in September, you've been robbed twice, your girlfriend is leaving you, you've lost your job ... and the only one left to talk to is the gay burglar you've got tied up in the kitchen ... P.S. your cat is dead. Shows are at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) May 26, and 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.) May 27. About the mission: On May 29, 2017, Cade Prophet died in a tragic accident. In his honor, Cade Prophet Memorial Productions was founded to produce events that will raise money for the Panhandle Animal Shelter. Cade loved cats and funds will help the inmates at the shelter in Cade's name. Even if you aren't coming to the show, buy a ticket - it's for a good cause! Tickets are $12 adults, $10 seniors and students at BrownPaperTickets.com.

26-28 The Death of Stalin. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts screenings of the comedy The Death of Stalin at 7:30 p.m. May 26; 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 27; and 7:30 p.m. May 28. Learn more on the Sandpoint Movies page.

26 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, at 219 N. First Ave., hosts Still Tipsy and the Hangovers from 9 p.m. to midnight. After time off, this favorite Sandpoint Rockabilly trio is back together and kicking off their return at the Niner. Featuring swing, jazz and rockabilly. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, June 3 --

29 3rd Annual MCS All Stars Student Concert. Music Conservatory of Sandpoint hosts the 3rd Annual MCS All Stars Student Concert at 7 p.m. Join us for this talented show comprised of the very best of MCS - where the hardest-working and highest-achieving students bring their talent to the stage at the historical Panida Theater. Students have been picking up credentials throughout the Northwest this season, with performances at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho and more. Tickets  available at the MCS, 110 Main St., or at the Panida on the night of the event; $10 adults, $5 youth 18 & under. SandpointConservatory.org.

29 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to Midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Free and open to the public ages 21 and older; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

30 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop for locally grown produce, artisan wares, and more from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Farmin Park, corner of Third and Main. Live music at the pavilion with Betsy Hammet and Beth Peterson. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

30 Forrest Bird Annual World's Fair. World's Fair, an annual event hosted by the Forrest Bird Charter Middle School's Social Studies department, celebrates America's western migration, countries, cultures, and ancient civilizations from around the world. Held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the FBCS field (weather permitting; held indoors if inclement weather). Families and children are encouraged to attend this fun and educational cultural experience featuring student-led booths featuring cultural displays and culinary delicacies. All proceeds raised from raffle sales support the department and the 8th grade Yellowstone trip. Free admission; open to the public. 208-255-7771

30 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, the perfect place to relax together with friends and colleagues at the end of the day. Featuring fantastic wines, great cocktails, light snacks and live music from 5 to 8 pm with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician, Ali Thomas, who will entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz.  Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

31 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Evans Brothers Coffee, 524 Church 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. 

31 Trivia Takeover Live. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts Trivia Takeover Live at 5:30 p.m.! Teams are encouraged but not required! Wine and beer specials, prizes as well! Held every last Thursday of the month. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

31 SHS Choirs Spring Fling. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the Sandpoint High School Choirs' Spring Fling at 6 p.m. Choirs will sing and dance, with production numbers and many solos as well. Don't miss the fun! $5 admission. Panida.org.

31 State of the Scotchmans. Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness holds their annual State of the Scotchmans in Oden Hall, 143 Sunnyside Rd. Mountain goat expert Gayle Joslin will be the featured speaker. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., and Joslin's presentation begins at 7 p.m. Learn who the FSPW Old Goat is and get a chance to bid on some interesting items as part of the silent auction. Free and open to the public.

31 The Groove Is Not Trivial. Panida's Little Theater on First Avenue hosts the documentary The Groove Is Not Trivial, screening at 6:30 p.m. Learn more about the film, which follows one man's personal quest for self-expression as he ignites a global movement toward cultural revival, on the Sandpoint Movies page.

Here is what's coming up in June!

1 Firkin Friday. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay, hosts Firkin Friday at 5 p.m. Brewers brew a new beer, tap the Firkin, and the brewers hang out and talk about the beer! Pints are $3 until the Firkin runs out. LaughingDogBrewing.com. *Held on the first Friday of every month.

1 First Friday Live Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Brian Jacobs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jacobs is back for a delightful night of music, so come swoon over his soulful voice. Grab a glass of the winery's Friday night special and wind down! Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

1 First Fridays with Devon Wade. That's right, Devon Wade is back in MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wade is a country music artist from Sandpoint with a strong love for what country music has always been, songs about real life. Edelwagen food truck will also be onsite. Free and open to the public ages 21-plus; non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

1 Patio Music. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts the Baja Boogie Boys on the patio from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. June is the beginning of summer in the Northwest and the Baja Boogie Boys are sure to get you in mid-summer form. This is a don't-miss event with an Inland Northwest group that will entertain with diverse sounds blending blues, rock, funk and swing. Bring your dancing shoes or just chill and listen to some of the best musicians in the region. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

2 Sand Creek Paddlers' Challenge. Families and serious racers alike, come join the Sandpoint Parks & Recreation Department for the Annual Sand Creek Paddlers' Challenge. The 4-mile paddle up and back on Sand Creek has three separate divisions: two race divisions, solo and tandem, a recreation division for those who don't want to leave a wake, and an SUP (stand up paddleboard) division. Trophies for first place in each division and random drawings for prizes. Pre-register at SandpointIdaho.gov/parksrecreation; check-in and on-site registration is from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the City Beach Pavilion. Pre-race meetings start at 9:30 a.m. and the race begins at 10 a.m. Fee is $12/boat. 208-263-3613

2 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 enjoy the museum free of charge, sponsored this month by Robert Rust. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

2 Your Library Transformation Grand Opening. The community comes together to celebrate the completed remodel and expansion of the Sandpoint Branch Library from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy cake and entertainment featuring the Sandpoint High School Chamber Choir, Cecil the Magician, Folk Remedy (featuring The Library's former circulation manager, Gordon Anderson and his wife, Joan), plus Bridges Home with Dave and Tami Gunter. The library will offer guided tours for the first hour or so, and staff will be in their respective departments until 4 p.m. for self-guided tours. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Marcy Timblin at 208-627-5790 or e-mail [email protected].

2 Claude Bourbon in Concert. Di Luna's Café, 207 Cedar St., hosts a concert featuring Claude Bourbon, a widely recognized guitarist known for his ability to combine a wide variation of musical traditions from around the globe. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served before the show. With blues roots, Bourbon pairs elements of jazz, Spanish, Latin and gypsy seamlessly. Classically trained and well-traveled, his music is a treat. Learn more at ClaudeBourbon.org. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 day of concert. Call 208-263-0846 for tickets and reservations.

2 Patio Music. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music on the patio with Harold's IGA from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. A Sandpoint favorite multi-instrumental trio that plays folk rock originals and off-the-beaten track covers from artists like Ween, Talking Heads and Violent Femmes. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, June 10 --

4 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.

5 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

6 Wind Down Wednesday. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., keeps the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, the perfect place to relax together with friends and colleagues at the end of the day. Featuring fantastic wines (all bottles are half price), great cocktails, light snacks and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest John Forshee, who will entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

6 Hootenanny. If you have an instrument to play, a song to sing, a poem to read, or want to hear live music, join Fiddlin' Red and Desiree for a Hootenanny open mic from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at City Beach Organics, 117 N. First Ave. (find them on Facebook for more information). 208-265-9919 * Held on the first Wednesday of every month.

7-10 Isle of Dogs. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts screenings of the animated film Isle of Dogs, at 7:30 p.m. June 7; 5:30 p.m. June 8; 7:30 p.m. June 9; and 3:30 p.m. June 10. Learn more on the Sandpoint Movies page.

8 Patio Music. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music on the patio with the Beat Diggers from 9 p.m. to midnight. Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy one of Sandpoint's favorite all-local bands as they play your favorite rock and roll tunes. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

9-10 Ponderay Community Clean-up Weekend and BBQ. Ponderay hosts a Community Clean-up Weekend, when volunteers offer assistance with a variety of tasks including lawn care, solid waste removal, pressure washing, minor painting projects, weeding and more. The city will also offer weed abatement to those who register. Contact Ponderay City Hall at 208-265-5468 to register for assistance or to volunteer. Following the clean-up, the city hosts a Community BBQ at Jesse's Park (next to Northside Fire building) at 4 p.m. All are welcome to come enjoy the food and festivities and get to know your community members, the mayor, and city staff. CityofPonderay.org.

9 POAC Art Party. The Sandpoint Center, 414 Church St., hosts the Pend Oreille Arts Council's third annual Art Party at 5 p.m. Enjoy music and dancing, a gourmet buffet dinner catered by Tango Cafe, wine, beer and cocktails, plus Kaleidoscope and Ovations exhibits, a silent auction, awards presentations and more! Tickets are $85 per person; last year's event sold out, so purchase tickets early! ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

9 Patio Music. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music on the patio from 9 p.m. 'til midnight with Casey Ryan. Back by popular demand, Casey is an indie singer-songwriter out of the Pacific Northwest. He has performed and toured with globally-touring artists such as James Bay, Third Eye Blind, Dashboard Confessional, and more. In 2015, he was a top 200 contestant on NBC's The Voice. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

10 Bay Trail Fun Run. Join the Annual Bay Trail Fun Run 5K and 10K along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek. New this year is the family team race! Sponsored by Friends of Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail, Idaho Conservation League, and Trinity at City Beach. Free entry for kids 12 and under. Learn more and register at POBTrail.org. 208-265-9565

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, June 17 --

12 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

13 Wind Down Wednesday. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., keeps the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, the perfect place to relax at the end of the day. Featuring half-price wine bottles, light snacks and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Mike Elliott, will entertain with blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

13 Adventures in Wonderland. Studio 1 Dance Academy's end-of-year performance of Adventures in Wonderland will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Tickets are $18 adult, $8 student, available at the door, Studio 1 Dance Academy, and Panida.org.

14 Yarn and The Slocan Ramblers in Concert. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts a concert with Yarn and The Slocan Ramblers. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. Learn more at MattoxFarm.com; tickets available at 7B Grooves, Eichardt's, Evans Brothers, and Panida.org.

15 Sunset Dessert and Eagle Watching Cruise. Delight in a spectacular sunset while savoring a choice of delicious desserts aboard the Shawnodese, departing Sandpoint City Beach at 6:30 p.m. and returning at 8:30 p.m. Cruise to an area where passengers can enjoy bald eagles and their eaglets in the nest. Complimentary dessert or appetizer included. Reservations suggested; $29 fare, $27 seniors 60-plus; $24 child (ages 3-12). LakePendOreilleCruises.com*Held Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 3.

15 Patio Music. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts music on the patio with Brown Salmon Truck from 9 p.m. to midnight. This Sandpoint trio of Drew Browne, Samantha Carston and Truck Mills play traditional to contemporary blues, jazz, Latin and more. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

16 CHAFE 150. Sponsored by Sandpoint Rotary, this annual benefit ride takes bicyclists on a 150-mile route through Idaho and Montana. There's also a 1/2 CHAFE at 80 miles, or the 30-mile fun ride. CHAFE150.org.

16-17 Ponderay Communitywide Garage Sale. Ponderay hosts a communitywide garage sale event, with sales held throughout the neighborhood from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. Contact City Hall with inquiries at 208-265-5468. CityofPonderay.org.

16 Challenge of Champions. Boot-scoot down to the Bonner County Fairgrounds for the annual bull riding and barrel racing contest. It's a family fun event for all featuring a grand entry, introduction of cowboys, music, bull riding and more! Plus, food booths will be selling all sorts of good eats including cotton candy and kettle korn. Tickets available in advance at area locations - check them out at BonnerCountyFair.com, and also at the gate on the night of the event.

16 Patio Music. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music on the patio with Spokane, Wash.-based Working Spliffs from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. This five piece band features a horn section, two bass players, versatile guitar work, and harmony vocals. Working Spliffs began as a reggae band and has evolved into a group with a horn section that incorporates elements of reggae, ska, blues, R&B, psychedelic rock, and jazz. The Spliffs love to mix it up and make your feet itch to dance. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, June 24 --

19 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

20 Wind Down Wednesday. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., keeps the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, the perfect place to relax together with friends and colleagues at the end of the day. Featuring fantastic wines (all bottles are half price), great cocktails, light snacks and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Samantha Carston, will entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

22 Patio Music. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music on the patio with The Miah Kohal Band, a Sandpoint favorite classic rock, outlaw and country band. Bring your dancing shoes as Miah will rock the Niner with upbeat music that'll get you on the dance floor! Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

23 Patio Music. Kick up your heels on the outdoor patio at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., from 8 p.m. 'til 11 p.m. with Caitlin Jemma and Bart Budwig. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear two talented singer-songwriters on tour throughout the Inland Northwest, as they perform a medley of original folk, bluegrass and Americana songs with their bands. Ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

24 7B Sunday. Summer season opens at Schweitzer Mountain Resort with the 7B Sunday celebration featuring free chairlift rides on the Great Escape Quad (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; pick up tickets at the ticket window), family activities, live music and more. Sample the best that Bonner County has to offer in one location! Visit with local businesses, including artists and food vendors, plus nonprofits and more. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

24 Sweet Serenade Summer Concert. The Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St., hosts the Sweet Serenade Summer Concert at 5 p.m. This is the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint's annual Teachers Concert and Chocolate Extravaganza! Thrill your taste as well as your ears at this annual concert, featuring the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint faculty. All concert proceeds support the MCS scholarship programs! Tickets available at the MCS, 110 Main St., or at the Heartwood Center on the night of the event, for $15. SandpointConservatory.org.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, July 1 --

26 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

27 Wind Down Wednesday. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., keeps the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, the perfect place to relax together with friends and colleagues at the end of the day. Featuring fantastic wines (all bottles are half price), great cocktails, light snacks and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Carl Rye, will entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

27 Full Moon Cruise. Savor the twilight while cruising through eagle territory, then watch the full moon as it rises above the beautiful Cabinet Mountains, aboard the Shawnodese. The cruise departs Sandpoint City Beach at 8 p.m. and returns at 10 p.m. $30 fare; reservations required by calling 208-255-5253. LakePendOreilleCruises.com.

28 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Greasy Fingers Bikes, 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. 

28 Summer Sampler. Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Summer Sampler at Farmin Park. Taste fine cuisine from area restaurants, plus enjoy cook-offs and live music. SandpointChamber.org. 800-800-2106

29 ArtWalk Opening Receptions. POAC sponsors the 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. 8. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

29 Patio Music. Ready for bluegrass? The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music on the patio with Muffy and the Riff Hangers from 9 p.m. to midnight. This Sandpoint acoustical bluegrass group will charm you with a variety of bluegrass, blues, newgrass, swing and country. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

30 Stash Buster Extravaganza. The ladies of the Clark Fork Valley Quilters are clearing out their stashes of various supplies for a Stash Buster Extravaganza, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope. Offerings include fabrics, patterns, books, notions, tools, quilted items, gift items and much, much more. Shop early for the best selection! Free admission. 208-266-1105

30 Patio Music. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to become a fan of great country music as the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., host live music on the patio with Sandpoint's Devon Wade from 9 p.m. to midnight. Wade is an independent country music artist out of Sandpoint with a strong love for what country music has always been, songs about real life and things that matter most in life. He has become a favorite among country music fans everywhere. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

Here is what's coming up in July!

4 Fourth of July Celebration. Sandpoint Lions Club sponsors parades downtown in the morning; stage performances and a raffle follow at City Beach in the afternoon, plus fireworks at dusk. 208-263-4118

5-8 Idaho Draft Horse and Mule International. Northwest's largest draft horse and mule expo at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. IdahoDraftHorseShow.com. 208-263-8414

7 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 enjoy the museum free of charge, sponsored this month by Richard Hanna. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

8 Jacey's Race. Competitive 5k race for runners and walkers, and 1k fun run for kids benefits local children with cancer or life-threatening illnesses. Jaceys-Race.com.

13-15 Sandpoint Antique & Classic Boat Show. View wooden boats, enjoy water-themed activities, contests and more along Sand Creek Boardwalk at 16th annual event sponsored by Inland Empire Antique & Classic Boat Society. 208-255-1876

14 Beerfest. Sample local brews and enjoy a festive block party, sponsored by the Sandpoint Chamber. SandpointChamber.com. 208-263-2161

14 Shangri La at the Lake. Underground Kindness' 6th annual fundraiser featuring dining, dancing, auctions, and presentations. Proceeds benefit their work in public schools, the juvenile justice center, Kinderhaven, and the Sandpoint Teen Center. UndergroundKindness.org.

17 JJ Grey and Mofro. KPND and Low Country Boil Productions present JJ Grey and Mofro for their second performance at The Hive, 207 N. First Ave. If you missed last year's show, come see JJ Grey as you never have before, in the intimate setting of The Hive which became one of JJ's favorite venues in the nation last year. Come prepared for a very special performance from one of the best loved artists in the USA. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $33 in advance; $40 at the door. LiveFromTheHive.com.

19 Festival at Sandpoint Art Unveiling. Fine art poster for the festival unveiled at Dover Bay. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

20-21 SHS Class of 1968 - 50th Reunion. Sandpoint High School Class of 1968 holds their 50-year reunion, with a meet and greet from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 20 in the Sandpoint Elks Lodge; and dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 21 at Schweitzer's Lakeview Lodge. For more information, contact Susie Stilwell Puckett at 208-263-6792 or e-mail [email protected].

20-21 SHS Class of 1978 - 40th Reunion. Sandpoint High School Class of 1978 holds their 40th reunion, with a meet up at City Beach at 5:30 p.m. July 20 for a "cruise the gut" (as most of us did in high school), followed by a meet and greet at A&Ps Bar (check in out back) at 6:30 p.m. just after the cruise. On July 21, meet at the Elks Golf Course at 8 a.m. to check in for a fun day of golf with prizes and dinner at the Elks at 5:30 p.m. For further details, contact Marlene Dosher (Evans) at [email protected], or Mary Gressard (Faux) at [email protected].

20-22 Northwest YogaFeast. Eureka Institute's 8th annual experience that frees the spirit, feeds the soul, and nurtures the tummy! Eureka-Institute.org. 208-263-2217 

20 Movie in the Park. The Bonner County History Museum hosts Movies in the Park, held at dusk in the Lakeview Park. This week's movie is Princess Bride. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

21-22 Northwest WineFest. Schweitzer Mountain Resort's Northwest WineFest is a great summer getaway for the entire family featuring a full weekend of wine tastings, live music, delicious food and outdoor fun. "Wine Alley" gives aficionados the chance to discover an ever-expanding array of regional wines, while the kiddos zip line, test their climbing skills, and more. The chairlift will be spinnin' as well for scenic views at the top, so make plans to be on the mountain! Schweitzer.com.

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.

27 Full Moon Cruise. Savor the twilight while cruising through eagle territory, then watch the full moon as it rises above the beautiful Cabinet Mountains, aboard the Shawnodese. Departs Sandpoint City Beach at 8:30 p.m. and returns at 10:30 p.m. Drink specials available; reservations required; 208-255-5253. $30 fare. LakePendOreilleCruises.com.

27 Movie in the Park. The Bonner County History Museum hosts Movies in the Park, held at dusk in the Lakeview Park. This week's movie is undecided - public's choice! BonnerCountyHistory.org.

28 Crazy Days. Downtown merchants offer big deals in annual sidewalk sale.

28 DogFest Walk 'n' Roll. Forrest Bird Charter School hosts the Canine Companions for Independence fundraiser - a family and dog-friendly, completely accessible walk, roll and festival. 

Here is what's coming up in August!

2-12 Festival at Sandpoint. Sit under the stars and enjoy the 35th annual internationally renowned outdoor concert series on the lawn at Memorial Field. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

2 Festival at Sandpoint: Big Head Todd and The Monsters. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts Big Head Todd and The Monsters in concert. This beloved rock band first formed as high school friends in Columbine, Colo., and continued through college and beyond. Their popularity exploded when "Bittersweet" and "Circle" topped the charts, followed by later hits including "Boom Boom" and "Resignation Superman." Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554 or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

3 Sunset Dessert and Eagle Watching Cruise. Delight in a spectacular sunset while savoring a choice of delicious desserts aboard the Shawnodese, departing Sandpoint City Beach at 6 p.m. and returning at 8 p.m. Cruise to an area where passengers can enjoy bald eagles and their eaglets in the nest. Complimentary dessert or appetizer included in the price. Reservations suggested; $29 fare, $27 seniors 60-plus; $24 child (ages 3-12). LakePendOreilleCruises.com*Held Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 3.

3 Festival at Sandpoint: Amos Lee. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts Amos Lee in concert. With a musical style that encompasses folk, rock and soul, Lee's association with Norah Jones brought him a national audience leading to hit songs including "Arms of a Woman," "Sweet Pea," and, most recently, "Vaporize." His music has appeared on the soundtracks of numerous TV shows and movies. Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554 or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

3-4 PRCA Bonner County Rodeo. Come out to the Bonner County Fairgrounds for the PRCA Bonner County Rodeo. This is Bonner County's third annual PRCA/WPRA rodeo event. PRCA is the highest-paying American rodeo organization in the world. It sanctions rodeos in 37 states and three Canadian provinces. Its championship event is the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. In conjunction with the PRCA event, there will also be women's barrel racing sanctioned by WPRA (Women's Professional Rodeo Association). Get tickets and more information at BonnerCountyRodeo.com.

3-4, 10-11 Aftival. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts concerts following the Festival at Sandpoint. Visit LiveFromTheHive.com for a full rundown of performers.

4 Long Bridge Swim. Hundreds compete in a 1.76-mile swim across Lake Pend Oreille during 24th annual event. LongBridgeSwim.org. 208-265-2615

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 enjoy the museum free of charge, sponsored this month by Ruth and Dan Wimberly, and Elizabeth Craven. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

4 Festival at Sandpoint: ZZ Top. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts a concert with ZZ Top. The iconic blues-inspired rock band known for humorous lyrics laced with double entendre and innuendo ... and those beards! ... have few peers. Greatest hits include "Give Me All Your Lovin'" and "Sharp Dressed Man." They have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554 or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

5 Huckleberry Color Fun Run. Join the crazy-fun event at Schweitzer Mountain Resort -- a perfect outing for the entire family! Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

5 Festival at Sandpoint: Family Concert. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts a Family Concert featuring musical fun for the young and young at heart with The Festival Community Orchestra and Studio One Dancers. Favorite pre-concert activities include the Instrument Petting Zoo where kids can try out various instruments, an animal petting zoo, pony rides, clowns, and more. Activities begin when the gates open at 2:30 p.m., and the musical performance starts at 5 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554 or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

8-11 Bonner County Fair. Old-fashioned country event at the Bonner County Fairgrounds concludes with a Demolition Derby on Saturday night to round out the fun. BonnerCountyFair.com. 208-263-8414

9 Festival at Sandpoint: Greensky Bluegrass. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts Greensky Bluegrass in concert. This five-piece band play their "own version of bluegrass music, mixing the acoustic stomp of a string band with the rule-breaking spirit of rock and roll." This is BrewFest Night, with tickets available in advance for $10 (includes glass and premium microbrew tastes). BrewFest starts when gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554 or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

10-12, 17-19 Artists' Studio Tour. Annual self-guided driving tour of working studios through North Idaho. ArtTourDrive.org. 800-800-2106

10 Challenge of Champions. Bull riding and barrel racing contest at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, with a dance to follow. BonnerCountyFair.com.

10 Festival at Sandpoint: Sublime with Rome. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts Sublim with Rome in concert. This American ska, punk, and reggae band features original members collaborating with renowned guitarist Rome Ramirez. Often described as reggae-rock, the group performs the hits that made them one of the most successful ska-punk acts of all time including "What I Got" and "Wrong Way." Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. This concert is a dance show. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554 or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

11 Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-in. Regional pilots fly into Sandpoint Airport, or Dover Bay for seaplanes, during 13th annual fly-in featuring a breakfast and aircraft display. Sponsored by the Sandpoint EAA Chapter 1441. 208-255-9954

11-12 Arts & Crafts Fair. POAC's 46th annual juried art exhibit moves to its new downtown location this year, centered around the Second and Main core, with artists' booths, kids' activities and more. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

11 Festival at Sandpoint: Phillip Phillips and Gavin DeGraw. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts Phillip Phillips and Gavin DeGraw in concert. Phillips is an American Idol winner whose jazz, rock, and alternative sound has been heard on the radio, movies and TV with hits including "Home" and "Gone, Gone, Gone." He's joined for this double-billed powerhouse pop rock concert by Grammy nominated soul artist Gavin DeGraw, who rose to fame with "I Don't Want to Be." Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554 or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

12 Festival at Sandpoint: Spokane Symphony Orchestra. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, culminates its season with the Grand Finale starring the Spokane Symphony Orchestra conducted by maestro Gary Sheldon, who will select some of his favorite pieces from his 20 years as principal conductor. Enjoy complimentary "Taste of the Stars" wine tasting and fireworks. Gates open early at 4:30 p.m. for the wine tasting event and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554 or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

17-18 Spokane-to-Sandpoint Relay Race. Pacific Northwest’s 11th annual premier team running event starts at Mt. Spokane, ends at Sandpoint City Beach. SpokanetoSandpoint.com. 541-633-7174

17 Movie in the Park. The Bonner County History Museum hosts Movies in the Park, held at dusk in the Lakeview Park. This week's movie is The Goonies. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

19 Shakespeare in Sandpoint: Othello! Shakespeare's tragic tale of jealousy and deceit, Othello, arrives at the Bonner County Fairgrounds with the gates opening at 3 p.m., and the performance starting at 6 p.m. The Montana Shakespeare in the Parks performance is hosted locally by Lost Horse Press with a grant from the Bonner County Fund for Arts Enhancement in the Idaho Community Foundation. Arrive early to visit with friends and neighbors, plus meet the actors! Bring chairs, blankets, picnics! ShakespeareintheParks.org.

24 Movie in the Park. The Bonner County History Museum hosts Movies in the Park, held at dusk in the Lakeview Park. This week's movie is undecided - public's choice! BonnerCountyHistory.org.

26 Full Moon Cruise. Savor the twilight while cruising through eagle territory, then watch the full moon as it rises above the beautiful Cabinet Mountains, aboard the Shawnodese. Departs Sandpoint City Beach at 7:30 p.m. and returns at 9:30 p.m. Drink specials available; reservations required; 208-255-5253. $30 fare. LakePendOreilleCruises.com.

30 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Taylor & Sons Chevrolet, 476751 Highway 95 in Ponderay, 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!

1 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 enjoy the museum free of charge, sponsored this month by the Co-Op Country Store. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

15 3G Tour. Explore spectacular parts of Lake Pend Oreille while seeing a variety of birdlife, private coves, towering cliffs, the islands of Hope and more aboard the Shawnodese, from noon to 3:30 p.m. leaving from Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope. A history and geology talk is included; lunch available for purchase. Reservations required; $45 fare, seniors 60-plus $43. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. *Runs Saturdays (and some weekdays) through Oct. 15.

15-16 Hope Islands Cruise. Enjoy a scenic tour around the four islands of Hope while learning the colorful history of the area aboard the Shawnodese, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. leaving from Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope. The tour includes a cruise by Pearl Island, a bald eagle sanctuary. Call 208-255-5253 for further information (including some weekday cruises) and reservations. Reservations required; $24 fare, seniors 60-plus $22. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. *Runs weekends (and some weekdays) through Oct. 15.

27 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar 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.  

29 Ponderay Neighbor Day. Back by popular demand! The City of Ponderay and Friends of Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail host the second annual Ponderay Neighbor Day community carnival from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. behind the Hoot Owl on Highway 200. Contact KayLeigh at the City of Ponderay, 208-265-5468, for information regarding participation in this event. CityofPonderay.org.

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