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Holiday weekend ahead! Enjoy three blissful days to savor the great place that we live, and also salute those who keep us safe. This Memorial Day Weekend is filled with great family-friendly events including the summer launch of the Shawnodese, a classic vessel with grand old style that plies the waters of Lake Pend Oreille all season long! Take in a Green Monarchs Cruise on Saturday, May 23, where passengers will enjoy the unparalleled beauty of the towering Green Monarchs. The boat departs Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at 1 p.m. and returns at 4 p.m. Another great voyage is the Hope Islands History Cruise, departing from the same location at 4:30 p.m. all weekend long, Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25. Visit LakePendOreilleCruises.com or call 208-255-5253 to get more information.

Make memories at Priest Lake! Head out for the 53rd annual Priest Lake Spring Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 in downtown Coolin. This year's theme is "Priest Lake Memories" and visitors will find an arts and craft fair, parade, fun runs, quilt display, sausage booth, bake sales, kids' carnival and more! Free to attend; sponsored by the Coolin Civic Organization and Priest Lake Chamber. Learn more at PriestLakeSpringFestival.com or call 208-443-3201.

Here's what's happening in May!

21 Green Monarchs Cruise. Bask in the unparalleled beauty of the towering Green Monarchs aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at 1 p.m. and returning at 4 p.m. The cliffs at the north end of the Bitterroot Mountains are often called the Napali Coast of Idaho. The scenic Green Monarchs trip finishes with a cruise near the islands of Hope. An optional lunch is available from $3 to $7. History and geology commentary is included. Fare is $39 general, $37 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

21 Hope Islands History Cruise. Enjoy a scenic tour around the four islands of Hope aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at 4:30 p.m. and returning at 6 p.m. Learn the colorful history of the Hope Peninsula and islands.  Plus, the tour includes a cruise by Pearl Island, a bald eagle sanctuary. Fare is $23 general, $21 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

21 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Bright Moments Jazz featuring Maya Goldblum - an upbeat classic jazz band with trumpet and keyboard. Maya will be sharing her original music and sound backed up by Bright Moments. POWine.com. 208-265-8545

21 Open Mic Night with Scott Reid. Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth Ave., hosts Open Mic Night with Scott Reid from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All are welcome to attend; Open Mic Night is held every first and third Thursday of each month.

21 SHS Spring Concert Extravaganza. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the Sandpoint High School Spring Concert Extravaganza at 7 p.m. Enjoy performances with the concert band, symphonic band, steel pans, and jazz bands. Admission is $5 at the door.

22 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Bright Moments Jazz. IdahoPourAuthority.com.

22 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Devon Wade, 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. POWine.com. 208-265-8545

23-24 Priest Lake Spring Festival. Come out and enjoy the 53rd annual Priest Lake Spring Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day in downtown Coolin. This year's theme is "Priest Lake Memories" and visitors will find an arts and craft fair, parade, fun runs, quilt display, sausage booth, bake sales, kids' carnival and more! Free to attend; sponsored by the Coolin Civic Organization and Priest Lake Chamber. Learn more at PriestLakeSpringFestival.com or call 208-443-3201.

23-25 American Heroes Weekend. During this special weekend, enjoy free admission to Silverwood Theme Park for all military personnel, veterans, police officers and firefighters. SilverwoodThemePark.com. 208-683-3400

23 Sagle Elementary Rummage Sale. Spring is here and it's the perfect time to clean out those closets and garages! The Sagle Elementary Rummage Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sagle Elementary, 550 Sagle Rd., and it's open to the public. The school is also looking for clean and lightly used donations of goods, including household items, books, clothing, toys, furniture, baby gear, shoes, tools, garden items, sporting goods, and other worthwhile items. Donations may be dropped off from 3 to 6 p.m. May 22 in the school auditorium. Proceeds directly benefit the Sagle Elementary PTA.

23 NIFRW White Elephant Trunk Yard Sale. The North Idaho Federated Republican Women host a huge White Elephant Trunk Yard Sale from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 1325 Pine St. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the Honor Flight Program for a local veteran.

23 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop for locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, and handcrafted arts and crafts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Farmin Park in downtown Sandpoint. Enjoy the always-changing variety of fresh, locally grown produce, garden starts, and annual and perennial plants all season long! SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

23 Roaring '20s Dance. Get out your dancin' shoes and come down to the Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St., from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Dig deep into your closets or attic or the area thrift stores for clothes from the 1920s! That's the theme for the dance -- the Roaring '20s! So bring your best Charleston and come on down! Live music provided by Country Plus; admission is by donation (which helps offset costs of the hall and provides tips for the band!). For information, call SASi at 208-263-6860.

23, 25 Ida. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., presents a screening of the film Ida, winner of the Academy Award for best foreign film, as part of the Global Cinema Cafe film series. Screenings at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Monday. Learn more on the Sandpoint Online Movies Page, or go to Panida.org. 208-255-7801

23 Green Monarchs Cruise. Bask in the unparalleled beauty of the towering Green Monarchs aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at 1 p.m. and returning at 4 p.m. The cliffs of the north end of the Bitterroot Mountains are often called the Napali Coast of Idaho. The scenic Green Monarchs trip finishes with a cruise near the islands of Hope. An optional lunch is available from $3 to $7. History and geology commentary is included. Fare is $39 general, $37 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

23-25 Hope Islands History Cruise. Enjoy a scenic tour around the four islands of Hope aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at 4:30 p.m. and returning at 6 p.m. Learn the colorful history of the Hope Peninsula and islands.  Plus, the tour includes a cruise by Pearl Island, a bald eagle sanctuary. Fare is $23 general, $21 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

23 IPA Anniversary Party. It's year #2 for Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., who celebrates with an all-day Anniversary Party, starting at noon and running through 8 p.m. Food will be provided throughout the day and live music starts at 2 p.m. with Truck Mills, and 5 p.m. with Ben Olson and Cadie Archer. They will be joined by the Honeysuckle Trio, as well. Enjoy beer specials that include selected draft beer; plus, IPA will donate part of the proceeds to the Bonner Community Food Bank. IPA will also hold a raffle to benefit the Food Bank, as well! IdahoPourAuthority.com.

23 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Gill & The Spills. Bluegrassy, folkish ... fun and upbeat talented musicians playing their original tunes! POWine.com. 208-265-8545

23 Bright Moments Jazz. Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts outdoor jazz music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring Bright Moments Jazz. 208-263-9687

23 Swing Into Summer Dance. The Sandpoint chapter of USA Dance hosts a Swing Into Summer Dance from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall, 210 S. First Ave. The event begins with a Swing Dance lesson at 7 p.m., taught by an experienced instructor. Following the lesson will be general dancing, refreshments, mixers, door prizes, and a drawing for a month of free dance lessons. Keep the Lost in the '50s going and wear Sock Hop attire if you desire! Cost is $6 USA Dance members, $9 non-members/general public, $5 teens. Singles, couples, and all levels of dancers are welcome. USA Dance events are tobacco and alcohol free. USADanceSandpoint.org. 208-699-0421

24 Grand Lake Tour. Have you ever been curious about the submarines in Lake Pend Oreille? Enjoy a Grand Lake Tour cruise aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at noon and heading out to the "island" where much of the submarine testing is done. Along the way, see the magnificent towering Green Monarchs, cruise by the quaint fishing villages of Kilroy Bay and Granite Creek, and see the BIG part of the lake the most people rarely see. A history and geology talk is included. Lunch is offered from $3 to $7 per person. Fare is $45 general, $43 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

24 Tom Wakeley Art Reception. The Entree Gallery, 1755 Reeder Bay Rd. (two miles east of Nordman), holds a reception for Tom Wakeley from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The gallery, which is now open for its 38th season, is featuring Wakeley's Gentle Reflections contemporary paintings. The artist, a resident of Priest Lake, is known for his broad sweeping strokes of brilliant color, creating impressions of light amid fluttering leaves and sparkling water. Everyone is welcome. 208-443-2001

- What's happening this week through Sunday, May 31 -

25 Clark Fork Delta Cruise. Enjoy this unique opportunity to cruise up the spectacular Clark Fork Delta aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at 1 p.m. and returning at 4 p.m. The serenity, wildlife, awe-inspiring cliffs, and photo ops make this a "must do" cruise for residents and visitors alike. See where the ice age dam was located that created Lake Pend Oreille, plus learn about the amazing geologic history of how the lake was created and the history of the area right up until present day. Optional lunch from $3 to $7. Fare is $39 general, $37 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

25 Monday Night Blues Jam with Truck Mills. Weekly music event at Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St., at 7:30 p.m. 208-263-4005

26 KRFY Morning Show. KRFY Community Radio 88.5 FM airs the Morning Show with hosts Suzy Prez and Chris Bessler from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Can't catch the Morning Show at its 8 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday airing? Hear the recorded podcast at KRFY.org.

26 Trivia Night. MickDuff's, 312 N. First Ave., hosts Trivia Night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Prizes and bragging rights to the winning team -- arrive early as tables fill up fast! MickDuffs.com. 208-255-4351

27 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop for locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, and handcrafted arts and crafts from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Farmin Park. Enjoy live music featuring Rob and Amy Kincaid. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

27 CHAFE 150 Happy Hour. Come meet fellow bike riders and learn more about the CHAFE 150 that takes place in Sandpoint (held June 20) during the CHAFE 150 Happy Hour, held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St. Enjoy raffles for great prizes, plus live music featuring country singer Devon Wade, fun and beer specials! Free and open to all! Sponsored by the Sandpoint Rotary; learn more about the ride at CHAFE150.org or e-mail ride@chafe150.org. 208-946-3436

27 Bingo Night. MickDuff's Brewing Company Beer Hall & Brewery, 220 Cedar St., hosts Bingo Night every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. It is free for everyone and the longer you are there, the more game cards you get! MickDuffs.com. 208-209-6700

27 Bright Moments Jazz. Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St., hosts live jazz from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. featuring Maya Goldblum and Bright Moments Jazz. 208-263-9687

28 Clark Fork Delta Cruise. Enjoy this unique opportunity to cruise up the spectacular Clark Fork Delta aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at 1 p.m. and returning at 4 p.m. The serenity, wildlife, awe-inspiring cliffs, and photo ops make this a "must do" cruise for residents and visitors alike. See where the ice age dam was located that created Lake Pend Oreille, plus learn about the amazing geologic history of how the lake was created and the history of the area right up until present day. Optional lunch from $3 to $7. Fare is $39 general, $37 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

28 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages and fun, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Taylor and Sons Chevrolet on Highway 95 in Ponderay. 265-7297

28 Hope Islands History Cruise. Enjoy a scenic tour around the four islands of Hope aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at 4:30 p.m. and returning at 6 p.m. Learn the colorful history of the Hope Peninsula and islands.  Plus, the tour includes a cruise by Pearl Island, a bald eagle sanctuary. Fare is $23 general, $21 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

28 Bright Moments Jazz. Neighborhood Pub, 124 S. Second Ave., hosts live jazz from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Bright Moments Jazz. 208-263-9687

28 State of the Scotchmans. Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness hosts the State of the Scotchmans at 6 p.m. in the Forrest M. Bird Charter High School, 614 S. Madison. Preeminent wilderness historian and advocate Doug Scott will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting of FSPW. Light appetizers will be served and no-host beer and wine will be available. FSPW will also announce the FSPW Old Goat of the year, top volunteer, and give an update of the exciting political developments in Idaho.

29 Bright Moments Jazz. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live jazz from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Bright Moments Jazz. 208-263-9687

29 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Fresh Off the Vine. The unique folk/jazz trio's style ranges from earthy mood-setting improvisations to groovy rhythms that feature tasteful electric guitar effects. POWine.com. 208-265-8545 

29 Sagle Elementary "FUN"draiser. Sagle Elementary holds a "FUN"draiser from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Triple Play Family Fun Park in Hayden. Tickets are $15 per person (adult or child) for three hours of fun and includes all open Triple Play attractions including bowling, go-karts, bumper boats, outdoor and indoor mini golf, climbing wall and laser tag, plus the Raptor Reef Indoor Waterpark until close. Event is open to the public as well as Sagle Elementary students and families. Tickets will be pre-sold in the school lobby from 7:15 a.m. until 8 a.m., and from 2:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. May 22. Tickets can also be purchased at Triple Play on the night of the event. 208-920-9187

29 Benefit Concert with Patchy Sanders. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the 88.5 KRFY Panhandle Community Radio Benefit Concert featuring Patchy Sanders and Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys. Enjoy these two nationally acclaimed touring bands and support your community radio station, 88.5 KRFY. Tickets now on sale at Eichardt's Pub, Eve's Leaves, the Pend Oreille Arts Council office, KRFY (208-265-2992), Panida.org, and PatchySanders.com.

30 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop for locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, and handcrafted arts and crafts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Farmin Park in downtown Sandpoint. Enjoy the always-changing variety of fresh, locally grown produce, garden starts, and annual and perennial plants all season long! SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

30 Used Book Sale. Come one, come all to the Bonner Mall's Used Book Sale, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month inside the Bonner Mall in Ponderay. The public is welcome to bring books and sell them; there's no cost and tables are provided. Shoppers - this is a great chance to find books at a huge discount! 208-263-4272

30 Orchids and Onions Awards. Celebrate those who have made a positive contribution to historic preservation in Idaho during the 38th annual Orchids and Onions Awards during a ceremony and luncheon at the Sandpoint Events Center, 102 S. Euclid. Doors open at 11 a.m.; lunch is at noon, followed by an awards presentation. Bus transportation and tour available after lunch to the Sandpoint Depot. An Amtrak Depot grand re-opening dedication will be held at 2:30 p.m., plus there will be a self-guided walking tour of Sandpoint leaving from the Depot at 3:30 p.m. Plus, enjoy a Depot Art Exhibit at the Pend Oreille Arts Council, 302 N. First Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, call Melissa Bethel at the City of Sandpoint, 208-263-3370. Luncheon tickets are $25 at Eventbrite.com or through the POAC office. PreservationIdaho.org. 208-263-6139

30 Green Monarchs Cruise. Bask in the unparalleled beauty of the towering Green Monarchs aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at 1 p.m. and returning at 4 p.m. The cliffs of the north end of the Bitterroot Mountains are often called the Napali Coast of Idaho. The scenic Green Monarchs trip finishes with a cruise near the islands of Hope. An optional lunch is available from $3 to $7. History and geology commentary is included. Fare is $39 general, $37 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

30 Sandpoint Train Depot Grand Re-Opening. The historic Sandpoint Train Depot has been restored to its original glory, and the community is filled with pride as this landmark opens its doors once again to the public. The project has been nominated for a Preservation Idaho award, and a grand re-opening of the depot will be held at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome, and it's followed by a self-guided walking tour of Sandpoint at 3:30 p.m.

30 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series features Monarch Mountain Band from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation. 208-255-1876

30-31 Hope Islands History Cruise. Enjoy a scenic tour around the four islands of Hope aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at 4:30 p.m. and returning at 6 p.m. Learn the colorful history of the Hope Peninsula and islands.  Plus, the tour includes a cruise by Pearl Island, a bald eagle sanctuary. Fare is $23 general, $21 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

30 Food For Our Children Fundraising Launch. Evans Brothers Coffee, 524 Church, by the Granary, hosts the Fundraising Launch Event for a new local charity, Food For Our Children, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. outside (weather permitting). FFOC's goal is to end childhood hunger in Bonner County. All profits will go directly to FFOC; additionally, Evans Brothers is donating 25 cents to FFOC for every bag of beans sold at the café. During the launch event, enjoy live music with the new Bright Moments Jazz, plus there will be a cash bar from Eichardt's and Jupiter Jane's food truck will be serving up healthy, delicious food with a portion of the profits also donated to FFOC. 208-265-5553

30 Fairytales and Fables Spring Dance Recital. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the Fairytales and Fables Spring Dance Recital at 7 p.m., featuring the Allegro Dance Studio students. Purchase tickets in advance at Panida.org.

31 Clark Fork Delta Cruise. Enjoy this unique opportunity to cruise up the spectacular Clark Fork Delta aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at 1 p.m. and returning at 4 p.m. The serenity, wildlife, awe-inspiring cliffs, and photo ops make this a "must do" cruise for residents and visitors alike. See where the ice age dam was located that created Lake Pend Oreille, plus learn about the amazing geologic history of how the lake was created and the history of the area right up until present day. Optional lunch from $3 to $7. Fare is $39 general, $37 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

31 Spring Serenade. First Lutheran Church, 526 S. Olive St., hosts the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint's Spring Serenade at 5 p.m. MCS staff will present a classical concert and dinner to benefit the tuition assistance program at the conservatory. Admission by donation. 208-265-4444

Here is what's coming up in June!

1 Monday Night Blues Jam with Truck Mills. Weekly music event at Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St., at 7:30 p.m. 208-263-4005

2 Seniors Day. The Bonner Mall, 300 Bonner Mall Way in Ponderay, hosts a Seniors Day event from 9 a.m. until noon. This monthly get-together for seniors includes "walking the mall," plus speakers, games, prizes and refreshments. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, it's free and open to the public. Sponsored by Bonner Mall merchants and Life Care. 

2 Clark Fork Delta Cruise. Enjoy this unique opportunity to cruise up the spectacular Clark Fork Delta aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at 1 p.m. and returning at 4 p.m. The serenity, wildlife, awe-inspiring cliffs, and photo ops make this a "must do" cruise for residents and visitors alike. See where the ice age dam was located that created Lake Pend Oreille, plus learn about the amazing geologic history of how the lake was created and the history of the area right up until present day. Optional lunch from $3 to $7. Fare is $39 general, $37 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

2-3 Hope Islands History Cruise. Enjoy a scenic tour around the four islands of Hope aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at 4:30 p.m. and returning at 6 p.m. Learn the colorful history of the Hope Peninsula and islands.  Plus, the tour includes a cruise by Pearl Island, a bald eagle sanctuary. Fare is $23 general, $21 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

2 First Tuesday at Eichardt's. Monthly music event with featured guest at Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St., at 7 p.m. 208-263-4005

3 Grand Lake Tour. Have you ever been curious about the submarines in Lake Pend Oreille? Enjoy a Grand Lake Tour cruise aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at noon and heading out to the "island" where much of the submarine testing is done. Along the way, see the magnificent towering Green Monarchs, cruise by the quaint fishing villages of Kilroy Bay and Granite Creek, and see the BIG part of the lake the most people rarely see. A history and geology talk is included. Lunch is offered from $3 to $7 per person. Fare is $45 general, $43 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

4 Open Mic Night with Scott Reid. Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth Ave., hosts Open Mic Night with Scott Reid from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All are welcome to attend; Open Mic Night is held every first and third Thursday of each month.

4 John Roskelley: Paddling the Columbia. Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeepers and MickDuff's host a presentation with John Roskelley at 6:30 p.m. in the MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St. After paddling all 1,200 miles of the Columbia River from source to sea, Roskelley published Paddling the Columbia - an informative guidebook that opens up the fascinating world of the mighty Columbia. Roskelley will share stories from his excursions, plus provide a slide show and presentation. Free admission for LPOW members; plus, MickDuff's will donate $2.50 to LPOW from every pint sold during the event. Members are encouraged to bring two friends or family members who would like to join LPOW or renew their membership. Individual non-members are also welcome as guests (admission for guests is simply to become an LPOW member!). Sign up for a membership at the door, or purchase online at LPOW.org. 208-597-7188

6 Sandpoint Arbor Day. Enjoy a Sandpoint Arbor Day celebration, along with the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society Arboretum and Bonner County Historical Society open house from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Lakeview Park (next to the Bonner County Historical Museum at 611 S. Ella Ave.). The event includes an Arbor Day ceremony, native plants sale, bake sale, and tours of the Arboretum. Free admission, public welcome. Sponsored by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society, Sandpoint Parks and Recreation and the Sandpoint Tree Committee. NativePlantSociety.org.

6 Free First Saturday. Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts the Free First Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome to visit the museum free of charge. BonnerCountyHistory.org. 208-263-2344

6 Farmpup Dog Show. Priest River City Park hosts the 1st Annual Farmpup Dog Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine!). Come join us for a day of fun with your best friend -- your dog! Dog show categories include best costume, cutest puppy and more! Also enjoy demonstrations, activities, pet grooming and pet photos. This fundraiser is especially important to help raise money and awareness for three local animal shelters. Proceeds will be donated to Priest River Animal Rescue, Angel Paws of Pend Oreille County, and the Panhandle Animal Shelter. Sponsored by Farmers Insurance - The Jachetta Agency. 208-448-1231

6 Green Monarchs Cruise. Bask in the unparalleled beauty of the towering Green Monarchs aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at 1 p.m. and returning at 4 p.m. The cliffs of the north end of the Bitterroot Mountains are often called the Napali Coast of Idaho. The scenic Green Monarchs trip finishes with a cruise near the islands of Hope. An optional lunch is available from $3 to $7. History and geology commentary is included. Fare is $39 general, $37 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

6 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Patrice Webb and Doug Bond from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.

6-8 Hope Islands History Cruise. Enjoy a scenic tour around the four islands of Hope aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at 4:30 p.m. and returning at 6 p.m. Learn the colorful history of the Hope Peninsula and islands.  Plus, the tour includes a cruise by Pearl Island, a bald eagle sanctuary. Fare is $23 general, $21 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

7 Bay Trail Fun Run. Celebrate National Trails Day and help protect a treasured waterfront trail during the Bay Trail Fun Run, starting at 9 a.m. at Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St. Choose from a 5K or 10K run or walk. Awards for top finishers in each age group, plus T-shirts and giveaways for all. Kids age 12 and under are free. Proceeds support efforts to extend and protect a public shoreline trail on Lake Pend Oreille. Sponsored by Friends of Pend Oreille Bay Trail and Idaho Conservation League. Registration opens March 15! Cost is $25 before the event, or $30 on the day of the event. 208-265-9565

- What's happening this week through Sunday, June 14 -

8 Grand Lake Tour. Have you ever been curious about the submarines in Lake Pend Oreille? Enjoy a Grand Lake Tour cruise aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at noon and heading out to the "island" where much of the submarine testing is done. Along the way, see the magnificent towering Green Monarchs, cruise by the quaint fishing villages of Kilroy Bay and Granite Creek, and see the BIG part of the lake the most people rarely see. A history and geology talk is included. Lunch is offered from $3 to $7 per person. Fare is $45 general, $43 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

8 Monday Night Blues Jam with Truck Mills. Weekly music event at Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St., at 7:30 p.m. 208-263-4005

10 Clark Fork Delta Cruise. Enjoy this unique opportunity to cruise up the spectacular Clark Fork Delta aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at 1 p.m. and returning at 4 p.m. The serenity, wildlife, awe-inspiring cliffs, and photo ops make this a "must do" cruise for residents and visitors alike. See where the ice age dam was located that created Lake Pend Oreille, plus learn about the amazing geologic history of how the lake was created and the history of the area right up until present day. Optional lunch from $3 to $7. Fare is $39 general, $37 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

10 Hope Islands History Cruise. Enjoy a scenic tour around the four islands of Hope aboard the Shawnodese, departing Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope, at 4:30 p.m. and returning at 6 p.m. Learn the colorful history of the Hope Peninsula and islands.  Plus, the tour includes a cruise by Pearl Island, a bald eagle sanctuary. Fare is $23 general, $21 seniors 60-plus. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

10 Jazz 'n' Java. Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth St., hosts a Jazz 'n' Java jazz jam and open mic night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month. All players welcome! Sit in with a rhythm section or play solo if you like ... or just come to listen! The event features some of the area's best players. Hosted by Larry Mooney, jazz vocalist and guitarist; amps and PA provided. SandpointGuitar.com. 208-290-2632

12-Sept. 15 Daily Lake Cruises. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises' Shawnodese departs on two daily cruises from Sandpoint City Beach, starting June 12 and running through Sept. 15. The Lake History Cruise departs at 1:30 p.m.; learn about the history and geology of our magnificent lake. The Lake, River and Birds of Prey Cruise departs at 3:30 p.m.; view osprey nests and their chicks, along with bald eagle sightings. For fare information, plus details on the Sunset Dessert Cruises (held every Monday, Friday and Saturday evening) and the Dinner and Eagle Watching Cruises (held every Tuesday and Thursday evening), visit LakePendOreilleCruises.com or call 208-255-5253.

12 Hilary Scott Concert. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St., hosts a concert with indie-Americana singer-songwriter Hilary Scott. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served before the show; the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Scott's latest album, Freight Train Love - which was recorded with Grammy-award-winning musicians - has grabbed the attention of reviewers from Billboard and many more. Scott, whose voice has been described as "absolutely extraordinary in its emotional greatness" (Italian producer Euro Ferrari) writes songs that hit where it hurts so good: the hearts and minds of a steadily growing and extremely loyal fanbase. Learn more at HilaryScott.com. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 on the day of the show. 208-263-0846

12 Take a Seat at the Table. Columbia Bank, 414 Church St., hosts Take a Seat at the Table at 6 p.m. Choose your favorite redesigned chair and visit with the artist who created it, enjoy a fine dinner catered by Tango Cafe, and be delighted by JoJo Baker as he auctions off the fabulous chairs! Plus, there will be silent auction of unique items, including some for the garden! Cost is $45; or reserve a Premier Table for 8 for $800. Sponsored by NAMI Far North: National Alliance on Mental Illness, which works to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness in Bonner and Boundary counties. Proceeds benefit Conduit of Care, providing hope and comfort to people recovering from mental health crisis. For reservations and more details, visit Take-a-Seat.Eventbrite.com or by mail: NAMI Far North, P.O. Box 2415, Sandpoint, ID 83864. 208-597-2047

12 Sandpoint Contra Dance. Sandpoint Parks and Recreation and Lost Horse Press sponsor a Sandpoint Contra Dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. Enjoy live music with Nine Pint Coggies, with dances called by Emily Faulkner, while community dancing in the New England tradition! All dances are taught and called, and beginners and singles are welcome! It's fun, aerobic and friendly -- new dancers are encouraged to arrive promptly at 7 p.m. Please bring a water bottle, comfy shoes and a smile. $5 suggested donation. 208-263-6751

12, 14 Pend Oreille Chorale and Orchestra: Local Composer Forum Concert. The Pend Oreille Chorale and Orchestra presents the Local Composer Forum Concert featuring world premieres of local composers' music at the First Lutheran Church, 526 S. Olive. Concerts will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 12, and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14. The concert will run about 1˝ hours (including intermission). Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. Contact Kathleen at 208-263-1099 for more information.

12 Troy Bullock Concert. The Sandpoint Film Festival presents country music singer and Sandpoint native Troy Bullock in concert at 8 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Come enjoy a night on the town with friends as this critically acclaimed Billboard-charted country music artist performs Top 40 country songs from his upcoming record "Paydirt," including Billboard single "Country Go Round." Learn more at BullockPaydirt.com. Tickets are $20, available in advance at Eichardt's, Sweet Lou's and online at Panida.org. 208-290-0597

13 Sand Creek Paddlers Challenge. Sandpoint Parks and Recreation's 7th annual canoe and kayak race up and back on Sand Creek. 236-3613

13 King of the Cornhole Tournament. MickDuff's Brewing Company Beer Hall & Brewery, 220 Cedar St., sponsors a King of the Cornhole Tournament every second Saturday of the month with registration starting at noon. Rain or shine, inside the brewery or outside, the tournament kicks off at 1 p.m. Cost is $10 buy-in per team; all registration fees are paid out as cash prizes, and MickDuff's matches the pot up to $100 in gift cards. Winners get complimentary Mug Club Memberships until the next monthly tournament champions are crowned. Space is limited, so show up early to sign your team up! MickDuffs.com. 208-209-6700

13 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Trumpetman from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.

13 Monarch Mountain Band. The Pearl Theater, 7160 Ash St. in Bonners Ferry, hosts a performance featuring the Monarch Mountain Band at 7:30 p.m. This band has been performing at numerous local and regional venues for close to 25 years. Their high stepping, toe-tapping progressive music is great entertainment for the whole family. Their energetic music includes bluegrass standards and folk rock covers of the Stones, Beatles, the Band, Dylan, the Byrds, the Grateful Dead, and many more. The MMB is a must-see for music enthusiasts of all kinds who appreciate excellent technique and pure sound as played by this group of musicians. $12 admission. ThePearlTheater.org. 208-610-2846

- What's happening this week through Sunday, June 21 -

15 Monday Night Blues Jam with Truck Mills. Weekly music event at Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St., at 7:30 p.m. 208-263-4005

16 Kaniksu Land Trust Trail Running Series. Kaniksu Land Trust, in partnership with Outdoor Experience, hosts the 2015 KLT Trail Running Series at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. Featuring a 10k on June 16, and 15k on July 28; start time for each event is 6 p.m. Registration for a single race is $25 at Outdoor Experience; day-of-race registration begins at 5 p.m. at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. KaniksuLandTrust.org. 208-304-0477 

17 Five Minutes of Fame. Cafe Bodega at Foster's Crossing, 504 Oak St., hosts the Five Minutes of Fame open mic at 6:30 p.m. Writers, musicians, listeners ... all are welcome to attend. Come at 6 p.m. for dinner! Held on the third Wednesday of every month.

18 Bonner County Farm Tour. The University of Idaho Extension hosts a Bonner County Farm Tour from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The tour stops include a blueberry farm, a quarter horse ranch, a weed presentation, a forestry site, as well as a horse demonstration and more.  Pre-registration is $30 per person; after June 6, registration fee is $35. Lunch will be provided by the Bonner County Cattlewomen. For more information or to register, call the University of Idaho Extension, Bonner County office at 208-263-8511.

18 Open Mic Night with Scott Reid. Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth Ave., hosts Open Mic Night with Scott Reid from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All are welcome to attend; Open Mic Night is held every first and third Thursday of each month.

19 ArtWalk. Browse local venues and view art during opening receptions for the 38th annual event, sponsored by Pend Oreille Arts Council. Exhibits remain on display through Sept. 11. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

19 Sandpoint Relay for Life. American Cancer Society benefit at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Visit the event website for more information.

19 Third Friday Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 312 N. First Ave., hosts Third Friday Live Music from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Third Fridays are a Canadian thing - lots of Canadians have the third Friday of the month off work ... so MickDuff's wants to celebrate, too! Free and open to all, ages 21 and older. MickDuffs.com. 208-209-6700

19-21 Anniversary Party. Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts three-day celebration with live music and specials. 208-265-8545

20 CHAFE 150. Sandpoint Rotary sponsors annual benefit ride on a 150-mile route through Idaho and Montana, or opt for the 1/2 CHaFE at 80 miles or the 30-mile fun ride. CHAFE150.org.

20 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Ken Rokicki from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.

20 Battle of the Bulls. Annual bull riding and barrel racing contest at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. 208-263-8414

- What's happening this week through Sunday, June 28 -

22 Monday Night Blues Jam with Truck Mills. Weekly music event at Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St., at 7:30 p.m. 208-263-4005

25 Summer Sampler. The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce hosts a Summer Sampler tasting event that's second to none – gathering up the area's finest restaurants, breweries and wineries in downtown Farmin Park. This year's event is a foodie's perfect way to kick off the summer season; along with delicious bite-sized samples of gourmet cuisine, enjoy a Litehouse-sponsored Cooking Competition where local chefs battle for the win. SandpointChamber.org.

25 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages and fun, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pine Street Bakery, 710 Pine St. 265-7297

27-28 Old Galvi Warehouse Summer 2015 Antique Sale. If you're looking for antiques and architectural elements for the home, cabin, castle, farm or garden, visit the Old Galvia Warehouse Antique Sale, located next to Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters at 524 Church St. House are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day; the sale is also happening next weekend, as well. There's always a fun cache of fresh finds, so check it out! 208-263-5911

27 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Peter Lucht from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.

28 Schweitzer Summer Celebration. Schweitzer Mountain Resort celebrates the grand opening of summer operations during the all-day Summer Celebration. Rides on the Great Escape Quad will be free all day, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. In the village, there will be arts and crafts vendors, a barbecue, the Monkey Motion™ air jumper, a climbing wall, mountain biking, geocaching, tennis, free live music and other summer amenities (weather permitting). At the top of the Great Escape Quad, enjoy refreshments, hiking, biking and more! Free music and chairlift rides, so come on up! 208-255-3081

Here is what's coming up in July!

1 Full Moon and Hors d'oeuvres Cruise. Enjoy a variety of excellent complimentary hors d'oeuvres while cruising through eagle territory aboard the Shawnodese. To cap off the evening, watch the full moon slowly rise above the spectacular Cabinet Mountains before returning to port. Departs Sandpoint City Beach at 7 p.m. Fare is $36 per person. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

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

4 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with the Selkirk Society Band from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.

4 4th of July Fireworks Cruise. Enjoy the spectacular Sandpoint fireworks display from a great vantage point - the lake! - aboard the Shawnodese. Departs Sandpoint City Beach at 9 p.m. Fare is $25 per person. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

4 Fireworks Extravaganza at Silverwood. Celebrate at Silverwood Theme Park with patriotic music and fireworks at dusk. 208-683-3400

4-5 Old Galvi Warehouse Summer 2015 Antique Sale. If you're looking for antiques and architectural elements for the home, cabin, castle, farm or garden, visit the Old Galvia Warehouse Antique Sale, located next to Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters at 524 Church St. House are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day; there's always a fun cache of fresh finds, so check it out! 208-263-5911

10 Sandpoint Contra Dance. Sandpoint Parks and Recreation and Lost Horse Press sponsor a Sandpoint Contra Dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. Enjoy live music with Out of the Wood, with dances called by Emily Faulkner, while community dancing in the New England tradition! All dances are taught and called, and beginners and singles are welcome! It's fun, aerobic and friendly -- new dancers are encouraged to arrive promptly at 7 p.m. Please bring a water bottle, comfy shoes and a smile. $5 suggested donation. 208-263-6751

11 Classic Boat Festival. Wooden boats, water-themed activities, contests and more along Sand Creek; sponsored by Inland Empire Antique & Classic Boat Society.

11 Great Sandpoint Flatwater Regatta. Sandpoint Rotary hosts canoe, kayak and paddleboard "fun run" in Sand Creek, starting at 10 a.m. at the Bridge Street bridge. 946-6079

11 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Folk Remedy from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.

12 Jacey's Race. Sandpoint High School hosts 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.

16 Festival at Sandpoint Art Unveiling. The Festival at Sandpoint holds their annual fine art poster unveiling at Dover Bay with live music. Free and open to the public. 208-265-4554

17-18, 24-25 Hour of the Wolf. Jesús Quintero directs, performs story of a man on the anniversary of loved one's death. 7 p.m., Hope Marketplace, 620 Wellington Pl. AmericanLabTheatre.com.

18 Schweitzer Mountain Trail Run. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts the Schweitzer Mountain Trail Run, featuring 3.5 and 10 mile trail runs on challenging and scenic trails. Race registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on race day, and the race begins at 10 a.m. Learn more at SMTrailRun.com.

18 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Larry Mooney from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.

18 Bodacious BBQ. 32nd annual fundraiser features a luau at the Litehouse Beach House to benefit Hope’s Memorial Community Center. 208-264-5481

24-26 The Garden of Artistry Invitational Fine Art Show. Ponderay Garden Center on Highway 95 North in Ponderay, hosts the Garden of Artistry Invitational Fine Art Show. This exceptional quality fine art show features regional and guest professional artists; hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. For more information, click to read a press release. 208-265-9613

24-26 Northwest YogaFeast. Eureka Institute in Sagle hosts weekend of enrichment for the body, mind, and spirit. 208-263-2217 

25 Crazy Days. Downtown merchants offer big deals in annual sidewalk sale. 208-255-1876

25 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series' Special Crazy Days edition: Backstreet Dixie performs at 10 a.m.; Carl Rey and the Blues Gators perform at noon; Northern Exposure performs at 2 p.m.; Hoodoo Two performs at 4 p.m. On the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.

30 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages and fun, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St. 265-7297

31 Full Moon and Hors d'oeuvres Cruise. Enjoy a variety of excellent complimentary hors d'oeuvres while cruising through eagle territory aboard the Shawnodese. To cap off the evening, watch the full moon slowly rise above the spectacular Cabinet Mountains before returning to port. Departs Sandpoint City Beach at 7 p.m. Fare is $36 per person. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

Here is what's coming up in August!

1 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Ruff Shodd from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.

6 Festival at Sandpoint: Arlo Guthrie. Opening night of the Festival at Sandpoint celebrates American folk music treasure Arlo Guthrie at Memorial Field; opening is Jonatha Brooke. Tickets are $44.95; plus, the Festival's popular Brew Tasting tickets are available for $10, which includes a commemorative pilsner glass and premium microbrew tastes. Brew Tasting starts when the gates open at 6 p.m.; the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

7 Festival at Sandpoint: Ziggy Marley. The Festival at Sandpoint presents Grammy Award-winning reggae and world music icon Ziggy Marley in concert at Memorial Field; opening is the Maw Band. All tickets are $59.95, with an additional $1 for each ticket sold going towards Ziggy's charity, U.R.G.E., a non-profit organization that benefits a wide range of charitable children's causes in Jamaica, Ethiopia and other developing nations. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

8 Celebrate Life Fun Run/Walk. The Celebrate Life Fun Run/Walk across Sandpoint's scenic Long Bridge is a gathering of family, friends and neighbors doing just that - celebrating life! In 10 years, $185,000 has been raised for Sandpoint and surrounding communities through unique and meaningful ways to help our friends, family and neighbors affected by cancer. The event begins at 9 a.m. at Dog Beach, then across Sandpoint's signature Long Bridge and back to Dog Beach. Early registration is $25 adults, $20 youth ages 6-16 until July 31; after that date, registration fees increase by $5. Registration on the day of the event starts at 8 a.m. To be a sponsor or learn more, visit CelebrateLifeFunRunWalk.org or call 208-255-9628.

8 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Broken Whistle from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.

8 Festival at Sandpoint: Vince Gill. Country Music Hall of Fame singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Vince Gill headlines the Festival at Sandpoint's Super Country Saturday show at Memorial Field with special guests The Barefoot Movement and Troy Bullock. All tickets are $54.95. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., and the music starts at 6 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

9 Family Concert with the Festival Community Orchestra. Enjoy musical fun for the young and young at heart as the Festival at Sandpoint presents its Family Concert themed Seasons' Greetings (not as in holiday music but rather as in Vivaldi's Four Seasons!) featuring the Festival at Sandpoint's Community Orchestra and Studio One Dancers. Favorite pre-concert activities include the popular Instrument Petting Zoo, an animal petting zoo, and more. All tickets are $6. Activities begin when the gates at 2:30 p.m.; the performance starts at 5 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

13 Festival at Sandpoint: Lake Street Dive. The Festival at Sandpoint presents indie pop, jazz and soul band Lake Street Dive in concert at Memorial Field; opening is the Ballroom Thieves. "Dive Bar specials" will be featured in the Festival's bar - Conlan's - and the Lakeside Lounge. All tickets are $36.95. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

14 Festival at Sandpoint: The Devil Makes Three and Trampled by Turtles. A double dose of the hottest progressive bluegrass music is coming to the Festival at Sandpoint, with Americana band The Devil Makes Three and bluegrass/folk-rock band Trampled by Turtles performing in concert at Memorial Field. All tickets are $44.95. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

15 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Mobius Riff from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.

15 Festival at Sandpoint: Wilco. The Festival at Sandpoint's Super Saturday stars experimental folk and alternative art rock band Wilco, plus folk/jam band Vetiver to support their summer tour; opening is Owen & McCoy. All tickets are $59.95. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., and the music starts at 6 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

16 Festival at Sandpoint Grand Finale: Viva Italia! The Festival at Sandpoint's season culminates with the Grand Finale Concert: Viva Italia! featuring the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Gary Sheldon. The classical portion of the program will include a Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz, Dance of the Hours by Ponchielli and Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony. Festival fans are also in for a special treat - a world premiere by jazz pianist Vadim Neselovskyi, who will perform at the concert. The traditional fireworks finale closes the Festival at Sandpoint's 33rd season in spectacular fashion. Gates open early at 4:30 p.m. for the annual Taste of the Stars Wine Tasting, the largest wine event of its kind in the state of Idaho. The wine tasting is complimentary for all concertgoers over the age of 21 years. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $39.95 adults, $10.95 youth. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

21-22, 28-29 No Service. The Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St., hosts the Unknown Locals production of an original play by Chris Herron, No Service, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and curtain at 7:30 p.m. No Service is a darkly humorous story about life, death, and the complications of family. Anne is dying of an unknown illness. Her best friend, Kim, travels to Anne's remote cabin to see her one final time. Upon learning that Anne has become estranged from her daughter, Kim does her best to put her nose where it doesn't belong and reunite mother and daughter before it's too late. Admission is $12 general, $10 seniors/students. 208-610-8005

22 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Bridges Home featuring Dave and Tami Gunter from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.

27 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages and fun, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Evans Brothers Coffee, 524 Church St. 265-7297

29 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Kathy Colton and the Reluctants from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.

29 Full Moon and Hors d'oeuvres Cruise. Enjoy a variety of excellent complimentary hors d'oeuvres while cruising through eagle territory aboard the Shawnodese. To cap off the evening, watch the full moon slowly rise above the spectacular Cabinet Mountains before returning to port. Departs Sandpoint City Beach at 7 p.m. Fare is $36 per person. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

Here is what's coming up in September!

5 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Triolet from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.

5-6 Funky Junk Antique and Craft Show. It's back for the 15th year! The biggest and longest-running antique and craft show in Idaho, the Funky Junk event will be in full swing over Labor Day Weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bonner County Fairgrounds! Funky Junk will be bursting with all sorts of wonderful treasures and amazing crafts - everything from salvage to retro and everything in between. Enjoy live music both days and good food too! Admission is $5 for the entire weekend; children 12 and under are free. FunkyJunkAntiqueShow.com.

12 Dover Bay 5k-9 Fun Run. Dover Bay hosts the 5k-9 Fun Run to benefit the Panhandle Animal Shelter. 265-7297

24 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages and fun, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St. 265-7297

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