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Garden of Artistry. Ponderay Garden Center, on Highway 95 North in Ponderay, hosts the Garden of Artistry and Reception this Friday through Sunday, July 25-27 held at an old homestead converted into a garden center. This event is an annual invitational fine art show featuring national and internationally recognized artists. Kicking off the weekend is the Opening Reception Friday hosted by the Northwest Film Institute: featuring hors d'oeuvres and a glass of wine or beer for $20. Purchase in advance at PGC or via Barb Fears at 208-597-5824. There will be live music by Larry Mooney, plus a raffle including a signed book and CD from Viggo Mortensen, a signed print from Scott Kirby and more. Proceeds from the Friday evening reception benefit the NFI, a nonprofit organization. Art is for sale all weekend; 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. GardenofArtistry.com. 208-255-4277

James McMurtry in concert! The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts a concert with James McMurtry along with Jonny Burke, Friday, July 25. Presented by KPND, McMurtry is the son of acclaimed author Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove, Terms of Endearment), and received a Grammy nomination in 1996 for his video of "Where'd You Hide the Body." McMurtry's 1997 album "It Had to Happen" received the American Indie Award for Best Americana Album. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $19 in advance at Eichardt's, Eve's Leaves, 4000 Holes in Spokane, The Long Ear in Coeur d'Alene; $22 at the door. Learn more at Panida.org. 208-263-9191

Here's what's happening in July!

23 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Open-air market from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown's Farmin Park features fresh produce, garden starts, handcrafts, flowers, food and live music featuring Doug Bond. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

23 IPA Music. Highway 200 performs live music at Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free and open to the 21-and-up crowd. 208-290-2280

24 Thursday Night Farmers Market in Hope. Hope Memorial Comunity Center, 415 Wellington Pl. off Highway 200, hosts the Thursday Night Farmers Market from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the evening sun in Hope's open air farmers market with good music, great food and awesome people! For more information, e-mail: hopefm2014@gmail.com.

24 IPA Music. Mac Lloyd performs live music at Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free and open to the 21-and-up crowd. 208-290-2280

25 Josh Harty Concert. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St., hosts a concert featuring Josh Harty. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner (reservations required), and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Harty's unique blend of American music has become a must-hear for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close to their hearts. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 on the day of the show. 208-263-0846

25 IPA Music. David Walsh performs live music at Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free and open to the 21-and-up crowd. 208-290-2280

25 Winery Music with NinJazz. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. featuring piano jazz classics by Kurt with soulful singer Samantha. POWine.com. 208-265-8545

25 James McMurtry Concert. The Panida Theater presents James McMurtry with Jonny Burke. See Hot Picks, above.

25-26 Syvia. The Panida Little Theater presents this production of A.R. Gurney's play about a man, his wife and his new dog. The play, both humorous and dramatic, contains adult themes and language. Bring pet food; donations go to Panhandle Animal Shelter. Doors open at 7 p.m., curtain at 7:30 p.m. This is the first of a two-week run; play repeats Aug. 1-2. Tickets are $10 in advance at Eve's Leaves, or $12 at the door. 208-263-9191

25-27 Northwest YogaFest. Eureka Institute hosts the Northwest YogaFest July 25 through July 27. Eureka-Institute.org. 208-263-2217 

25-27 The Garden of Artistry and Reception. Ponderay Garden Center hosts annual invitational fine art show. See Hot Picks, above.

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

26 Play it Again, Panida Music and Video Sale. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the 22nd annual Play It Again sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop used CDs, records, DVDs, VHS tapes, games and more! Funds benefit the Panida/Laurel Wagers high school arts scholarship. If you have used items to donate, please drop them off now through July 24 -- call Maureen at the Panida, 208-255-7801, or e-mail maureen@panida.org or Play It Again Panida organizer Steve Garvan at steve@garvanmanagement.com, or 208-265-1718.

26 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Open-air market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown's Farmin Park features fresh produce, garden starts, handcrafts, flowers, food and live music featuring Laura Meyer. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

26 Summer Sounds: Crazy Days Edition. Sandpoint Business Improvement District presents performances all day long as part of the Summer Sounds concert series at the Park Place Stage, corner of First and Cedar. Northern Exposure performs at 10 a.m., Arvid Lundin & Deep Roots perform at noon, Selkirk Society Band performs at 2 p.m., and Doug Bond performs at 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Sandpoint's BID, Holly Eve Foundation, Eve's Leaves, and Arlo's. DowntownSandpoint.com. 208-255-1876

26 Winery Music with Ron Criscoine. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. featuring Ron Criscoine. He play an eclectic mix from the '60s to the present -- covers peppered with originals and obscure tunes you haven't heard in a long time. POWine.com. 208-265-8545

26 IPA Music. Justin Lantrip performs live music at Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the 21-and-up crowd. 208-290-2280

26 Dance Party at City Beach. The Sandpoint Chapter of USA Dance (Ballroom Dancers) and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation host a Dance Party at City Beach. Meet at the basketball courts at 6 p.m. for a potluck dinner, followed by free dance lessons and dancing until 9:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Bring a potluck dish to share, your favorite non-alcoholic beverage, and a chair if you wish to sit. Main dish, as well as plates and utensils, are provided. 208-699-0421

-- Here's what's happening this week through Sunday, August 3 --

29 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.

29 Tuesdays with Ray. Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts Tuesdays with Ray featuring live music along with a special guest. TrinityatCityBeach.com. 208-255-7558

29 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

30 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Open-air market from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown's Farmin Park features fresh produce, garden starts, handcrafts, flowers, food and live music featuring Scott Reid. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

30 KPND Summer Pint Night. The 219, located at 219 First Ave., hosts the KPND Summer Pint Night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy food and beer specials, plus have a chance to win prizes such as golf passes, restaurant coupons, a KPND new music CD sampler, concert tickets and so much more! Come on out and join in the fun!

31 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a relaxing evening with friends and Panhandle Animal Shelter residents, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Trinity at City Beach. 208-265-7297

31 Thursday Night Farmers Market in Hope. Hope Memorial Comunity Center, 415 Wellington Pl. off Highway 200, hosts the Thursday Night Farmers Market from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the evening sun in Hope's open air farmers market with good music, great food and awesome people! For more information, e-mail: hopefm2014@gmail.com.

Daily through early Sept. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises. Enjoy a delightful 10-mile loop Daily Cruise departing City Beach at 1:30 p.m.; learn about the colorful history of Sandpoint and the story of how Lake Pend Oreille was created from the Ice Age Floods! Plus check out the Sunset Dessert and Eagle Watching Cruise, departing at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Fare info: LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

Here is what's coming up in August!

1-2 Syvia. The Panida Little Theater presents this production of A.R. Gurney's play about a man, his wife and his new dog. The play, both humorous and dramatic, contains adult themes and language. Bring pet food; donations go to Panhandle Animal Shelter. Doors open at 7 p.m., curtain at 7:30 p.m. This is the final week of a two-week run. Tickets are $10 in advance at Eve's Leaves, or $12 at the door. 208-263-9191

2 Long Bridge Swim. Hundreds compete in a 1.76-mile swim across Lake Pend Oreille during this 20th annual event. A mandatory safety meeting will be held for all swimmers at 8 a.m. in the Sandpoint High School parking lot; from there, swimmers will be shuttled to the swim start. Registration remains open online at LongBridgeSwim.com through July 31 (same-day registration is not available). 208-265-2615

2, 22-23, 29-30 Have You Explored the Waterlife Discovery Center? Visit the Waterlife Discovery Center, located at the old Sandpoint Fish Hatchery on Lakeshore Drive in Sagle. Discover the fish viewing window and pond stocked with trout, the grounds and dock on Murphy Bay, a self-guided trail in the attached wetland, and native plant displays. There will be a naturalist on duty to answer questions from noon until 4 p.m. on the following dates -- August 2, 22, 23, 29, 30. There are picnic tables, a public dock, and a porta-potty (no garbage facilities). Free and open to the public. Sponsored by IDFG and Idaho Master Naturalists.

2 Summer Sounds. Sandpoint Business Improvement District presents a performance with The Hoodoo Two as part of the Summer Sounds concert series, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Park Place Stage, corner of First and Cedar. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Sandpoint's BID, Holly Eve Foundation, Eve's Leaves, and Arlo's. DowntownSandpoint.com. 208-255-1876

3 Schweitzer Huckleberry Festival. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts its 8th annual celebration in honor of the native huckleberry. The day begins with a huckleberry pancake breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m.; family-fun activities follow including hosted huckleberry hikes, crafts and activities in the village, the climbing wall and more, plus live music from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with The Huckleberry Jam Band. Get all the info at Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

-- Here's what's happening this week through Sunday, August 10 --

5 Seniors' Day at the Mall
. The Bonner Mall, 300 Bonner Mall Way in Ponderay, hosts the Seniors' Day at the Mall from 9 a.m. to noon with free games and prizes, complimentary coffee and treats! Seniors' Day takes place the first Tuesday of every month. 208-263-4272

7 Thursday Night Farmers Market in Hope. Hope Memorial Comunity Center, 415 Wellington Pl. off Highway 200, hosts the Thursday Night Farmers Market from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the evening sun in Hope's open air farmers market with good music, great food and awesome people! For more information, e-mail: hopefm2014@gmail.com.

7 Festival at Sandpoint: The Head and The Heart. The 32nd annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, presents The Head and The Heart. With Americana roots and gorgeous harmonics, Seattle's indie folk-rock band is quickly becoming a sensation. Fellow Seattlites Mikey & Matty, who are touring with the band this summer, open the show. All tickets are $39.95. Brew Tasting tickets are $10, which includes a commemorative pilsner glass and premium microbrew tastes. Brew Tasting starts when gates open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

8 Festival at Sandpoint: Huey Lewis and the News. The 32nd annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, presents Huey Lewis and the News. An American pop band based in San Francisco, Huey Lewis and the News scored 19 Top 10 singles in the 1980s and early '90s including "Do You Believe in Love?" and "Heart and Soul." The band's "Sports" album, released more than 30 years ago, remains the anthem of a generation. Sandpoint's own Miah Kohal Band will open the evening. All tickets are $59.95. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

8 Aftival: Dirty Dozen Brass Band. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts the Aftival Concert Series featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band with DJ Logic. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show begins at 9 p.m. Come on over after the Festival at Sandpoint, and continue the night with great music! Tickets are $20/show or $60 for an all-show pass, available at TicketsWest.com, Eichardt's Pub and Grill and 7B Boardshop. Produced by Low Country Boil Productions and KPND. Visit The Hive on Facebook or Aftival.com.

9 Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-In. Sandpoint EAA Chapter 1441 hosts breakfast and invites regional pilots to fly into Sandpoint Airport and display classic, experimental and float planes. 208-255-9954

9 Celebrate Life Fun Run/Walk. Celebrate Life is a run, walk or ride across Sandpoint's scenic Long Bridge that's a gathering of family, friends and neighbors doing just that -- celebrating life! In 10 years, $160,000 has been raised with 100 percent given directly back to Sandpoint and surrounding communities through unique and meaningful ways to help our friends, family and neighbors affected by cancer. Come celebrate! Fun run and walk begin at 9 a.m. Early registration is $25 adults, and $20 for ages 6-16 (until July 31). After that date, registration fees increase by $5. Same-day registration opens at 7 a.m. Race starts at the north end of Sandpoint's Long Bridge (Dog Beach). Learn more at CelebrateLifeFunRunWalk.org or call 208-255-9628.

9 Festival at Sandpoint: Nickel Creek. The 32nd annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, presents Nickel Creek. The American progressive acoustic music trio reformed in 2014 after going on hiatus in 2007, and the Grammy Award-winning band's new album "A Dotted Line" coincides with their 25th anniversary. This repeat festival act wows the audience with upbeat tempos and bluegrass influences. Opening are special guests Head for the Hills and country duo Pear. All tickets are $54.95. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and the music starts at 6 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

9 Aftival: Moon Taxi. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts the Aftival Concert Series featuring Moon Taxi. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show begins at 9 p.m. Come on over after the Festival at Sandpoint, and continue the night with great music! Tickets are $20/show or $60 for an all-show pass, available at TicketsWest.com, Eichardt's Pub and Grill and 7B Boardshop. Produced by Low Country Boil Productions and KPND. Visit The Hive on Facebook or Aftival.com.

9-10 Arts & Crafts Fair. POAC's annual juried art exhibit at Sandpoint City Beach, with artists' booths, kids' activities and more. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

9-10 Festival of Quilts. Panhandle Piecemakers Quilt Guild presents the 2014 Quilt Show "Festival of Quilts." Held from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10. $3 admission.

9 Summer Sounds. Sandpoint Business Improvement District presents a performance with Triolet as part of the Summer Sounds concert series, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Park Place Stage, corner of First and Cedar. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Sandpoint's BID, Holly Eve Foundation, Eve's Leaves, and Arlo's. DowntownSandpoint.com. 208-255-1876

10 Festival at Sandpoint: The Frog Prince Family Concert. Round up the kiddos and head to the festival's Family Concert, featuring the Spokane Youth Orchestra conducted by Gary Sheldon. Fun activities for the entire family including the Instrument Petting Zoo, an Animal Petting Zoo and Birds of Prey Northwest program help round out the always-popular concert. All tickets are only $6. Activities begin when the gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 6:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

10 Full Moon and Hors d'oeuvres Cruise. Enjoy a variety of excellent complimentary hors d'oeuvres catered by Pend Oreille Pasta while cruising through eagle territory aboard the Shawnodese. Cap off the evening and watch the full moon slowly rise above the spectacular Cabinet Mountains before returning to port. Depart at 7 p.m. from Sandpoint City Beach. Cost is $35; learn more at LakePendOreilleCruises.com.

-- Here's what's happening this week through Sunday, August 17 --

11 Swing Street Big Band Concert
. Sandpoint Parks and Recreation sponsors a Swing Street Big Band Concert from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Lakeview Park. Please bring your own lawn chairs, and come on out to enjoy this free event featuring Maria Larson and the band.

13 KPND Summer Pint Night. MickDuff's Brewing Company Tasting Room, 220 Cedar St., hosts the KPND Summer Pint Night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy food and beer specials, plus have a chance to win prizes such as golf passes, restaurant coupons, a KPND new music CD sampler, concert tickets and so much more! Come on out and join in the fun!

14 Thursday Night Farmers Market in Hope. Hope Memorial Comunity Center, 415 Wellington Pl. off Highway 200, hosts the Thursday Night Farmers Market from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the evening sun in Hope's open air farmers market with good music, great food and awesome people! For more information, e-mail: hopefm2014@gmail.com.

14 Festival at Sandpoint: Trombone Shorty. The 32nd annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, presents Trombone Shorty, aka Troy Andrews - a trombone and trumpet player from New Orleans who works in jazz, funk and rap music. Shorty joined Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Madonna and 33 couples being married on stage for a historic highlight of the 2014 Grammy Awards. Special guests Galactic, a collaborative quintet, will get the good times rolling. Hurricane specials in colorful glasses will be featured in The Festival Bar and Lakeside Lounge. All tickets are $39.95. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Please note: This is a dance show -- the venue will be configured differently to allow for an increased dancing area in front of the stage. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

15 Festival at Sandpoint: Ray LaMontagne. The 32nd annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, presents Raymond "Ray" Charles Jack LaMontagne. The American singer-songwriter won a Grammy Award in 2011 for Best Contemporary Folk Album, and LaMontagne's hit songs include "Trouble" and "You Are the Best Thing." Opening is brother and sister duo The Belle Brigade. All tickets are $64.95. Doors open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

15 Aftival: Big Sam's Funky Nation. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts the Aftival Concert Series featuring Big Sam's Funky Nation. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show begins at 9 p.m. Come on over after the Festival at Sandpoint, and continue the night with great music! Tickets are $20/show or $60 for an all-show pass, available at TicketsWest.com, Eichardt's Pub and Grill and 7B Boardshop. Produced by Low Country Boil Productions and KPND. Visit The Hive on Facebook or or Aftival.com.

15-16 Bonner County Rodeo. Annual rodeo at 7 p.m. each night at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. 208-263-8414

15-16 Spokane-to-Sandpoint Relay Race. "The Scenic Relay Race" where runners and walkers begin atop Mt. Spokane, and teams make their way 185 miles through 15 cities en route to the finish line at Sandpoint's City Beach. S2S has quickly become one of the Pacific Northwest's premier running events. SpokanetoSandpoint.com. 541-633-7174

15-17 Northwest Kickfest. Sandpoint's City Beach hosts the Northwest Kickfest, sponsored by Black Bear Tang Soo Do. This all-day event is the premier martial arts seminar in the Pacific Northwest, and is open to all disciplines, all styles, all ranks. Please check out BlackBearMartialArtsCenter.com for more information and all the amazing instructors we will have teaching at the seminar, including martial artists from across the U.S. and Canada coming to Sandpoint to share their knowledge with you! Cost is $150. 208-255-1111

15-17, 22-24 Artists' Studio Tour. The 11th annual self-guided driving tour of working studios through North Idaho. ArtTourDrive.org. 800-800-2106

16 Summer Sounds. Sandpoint Business Improvement District presents a performance with The Powell Brothers with Arvid Lundin as part of the Summer Sounds concert series, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Park Place Stage, corner of First and Cedar. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Sandpoint's BID, Holly Eve Foundation, Eve's Leaves, and Arlo's. DowntownSandpoint.com. 208-255-1876

16 As You Like It. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks presents As You Like It, at 6 p.m. (MDT) at the Trout Creek Park in Trout Creek, Mont. (Note change in venue to Trout Creek, not in Heron, Mont., this year.) 406-827-3226

16 Festival at Sandpoint: Montgomery Gentry. The 32nd annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, presents American country duo Montgomery Duo. With 14 Top 10 singles under its belt, including "Something To Be Proud Of" and "If You Ever Stop Loving Me," Kentucky natives Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry were inducted into the venerable Grand Ole Opry in 2009. Opening is special guest Wade Bowen from Texas, along with Festival favorites Chris Webster and Nina Gerber. 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

16 Aftival: Dr. John and the Nite Trippers. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts the Aftival Concert Series featuring Dr. John and the Nite Trippers; doors open at 8 p.m., and the show begins at 9 p.m. Come on over after the Festival at Sandpoint, and continue the night with great music! Tickets are $20/show or $60 for an all-show pass, available at TicketsWest.com, Eichardt's Pub and Grill and 7B Boardshop. Produced by Low Country Boil Productions and KPND. Visit The Hive on Facebook or Aftival.com.

17 Festival at Sandpoint: Grand Finale "Solo Spotlight" Concert. The 32nd annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, presents Maestro Gary Sheldon conducting the Spokane Symphony Orchestra in a Festival Fanfare Grand Finale featuring soloists Earecka Moody (harp), Mateusz Wolski (violin), Amy Craven and Jon Brownell. Gates open early at 4:30 p.m. for the annual Taste of the Stars Wine Tasting, which is now the largest wine event of its kind in the state of Idaho. Wine tasting is complimentary for all concert goers over the age of 21 years. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $39.95 for adults, $10.95 for youth 18 and younger. Fireworks cap off the evening. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

-- Here's what's happening this week through Sunday, August 24 --

19-23 Bonner County Fair. Old-fashioned country event at the Bonner County Fairgrounds includes livestock viewing, exhibitions, and fair food! Open daily; an annual Demolition Derby on Saturday night rounds out the fun. Visit the Bonner County Fairgrounds website for details. 208-263-8414

21 Thursday Night Farmers Market in Hope. Hope Memorial Comunity Center, 415 Wellington Pl. off Highway 200, hosts the Thursday Night Farmers Market from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the evening sun in Hope's open air farmers market with good music, great food and awesome people! For more information, e-mail: hopefm2014@gmail.com.

22-24 Artists' Studio Tour. The 11th annual self-guided driving tour of working studios through North Idaho. ArtTourDrive.org. 800-800-2106

23 Summer Sounds. Sandpoint Business Improvement District presents a performance with Broken Whistle as part of the Summer Sounds concert series, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Park Place Stage, corner of First and Cedar. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Sandpoint's BID, Holly Eve Foundation, Eve's Leaves, and Arlo's. DowntownSandpoint.com. 208-255-1876

-- Here's what's happening this week through Sunday, August 31 --

27 KPND Summer Pint Night
. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts the KPND Summer Pint Night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy food and beer specials, plus have a chance to win prizes such as golf passes, restaurant coupons, a KPND new music CD sampler, concert tickets and so much more! Come on out and join in the fun!

28 Yappy Hour. It's a tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a relaxing evening with friends and Panhandle Animal Shelter residents, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Evans Brothers Coffee, 524 Church St. 208-265-5553

28 Thursday Night Farmers Market in Hope. Hope Memorial Comunity Center, 415 Wellington Pl. off Highway 200, hosts the Thursday Night Farmers Market from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the evening sun in Hope's open air farmers market with good music, great food and awesome people! For more information, e-mail: hopefm2014@gmail.com.

30 Summer Sounds. Sandpoint Business Improvement District presents a performance with Kathy Colton & the Reluctants as part of the Summer Sounds concert series, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Park Place Stage, corner of First and Cedar. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Sandpoint's BID, Holly Eve Foundation, Eve's Leaves, and Arlo's. DowntownSandpoint.com. 208-255-1876

30-31 Coaster Classic Car Show. Silverwood Theme Park hosts the Coaster Classic Car Show, featuring classic cars from across the Northwest. The 12th annual event is one of the biggest of its kind in the Inland Northwest. If you like cars that go fast, look good, or just remind you of the good ol' days, you've gotta be there! Each driver and one passenger will get free admission into the theme park! SilverwoodThemePark.com.

30-31 Funky Junk Antique Show. Back for its eighth year, Funky Junk Antique Show will be in full swing at the historic Big Red Barn on the Wood V-X Ranch (just 7 miles north of Sandpoint at 480987 Highway 95). Shop for wonderful treasures in the farm yard, silo, barns and more! Everything from salvage to retro and anything in between. Enjoy live music both days and good food, too! Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. $5 admission; 12 and under free. Learn more at FunkyJunkAntiqueShow.com.

30-Sept. 1 Schweitzer Fall Fest. Come on up to Schweitzer Mountain Resort for the 22nd annual Schweitzer Fall Fest - a three-day outdoor music festival featuring free performances, chairlift rides, kids' activities and a wide variety of microbrews on tap. Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

Here is what's coming up in September!

5-7 Harvest Party. Annual event at Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., with family-friendly activities, food sampling, wine tasting and live music. POWine.com. 208-265-8545

6 Wilderness Act Celebration. Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness and Idaho Conservation League hold a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act at Evans Brothers Coffee.

6 Summer Sounds. Sandpoint Business Improvement District presents a performance with Devon Wade as part of the Summer Sounds concert series, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Park Place Stage, corner of First and Cedar. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Sandpoint's BID, Holly Eve Foundation, Eve's Leaves, and Arlo's. DowntownSandpoint.com. 208-255-1876

15-20 WaCanId Ride. Six-day bicycle tour, 344 miles around the Selkirk Mountains, presented by the International Selkirk Loop and Rotary International. WaCanId.com. 888-823-2626

18-21 Idaho Draft Horse and Mule International. The Northwest’s largest draft horse and mule expo held at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. IdahoDraftHorseShow.com. 208-263-8414
 
19-20, 26-27 7-10 Split. Sandpoint Onstage presents this hilarious comedy, Sept. 19-20 and 26-27, in the Panida's Little Theater. SandpointOnstage.com. 208-263-9191

20 Autumn Fest Auction. Sandpoint's historic Panida Theater holds a special place in the hearts of residents and visitors alike. The downtown venue is home to numerous plays, concerts, ballet performances and so much more. Now there's a great event to "give back" to the theater that gives so much! It's called the Autumn Fest Auction, held in the Ponderay Events Center. Enjoy live and silent auctions, along with beer and wine tastings, hors d'oeuvres, desserts and live entertainment. All proceeds go to the Panida Theater's Restoration Fund - to help keep this local treasure its very best! Panida.org.

21 The Scenic Half. Sixth annual 5K/10K and half marathon around scenic Sandpoint, sponsored by the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce. TheScenicHalf.com. 208-263-2161

25 Yappy Hour. It's a tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a relaxing evening with friends and Panhandle Animal Shelter residents, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St. 208-265-7297

26-27 7-10 Split. Sandpoint Onstage presents this hilarious comedy in the Panida's Little Theater. SandpointOnstage.com. 208-263-9191

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