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Kickin' off summer at Schweitzer! Head up to Schweitzer Mountain Resort on Sunday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the 5th Annual 7B Sunday. This is the grand opening weekend for Schweitzer and the unofficial kickoff to summer for Sandpoint and Bonner County! Businesses and non-profit organizations will be up at Schweitzer so you can sample the best that the county has to offer all in one place. Local food vendors, retail stores, artists and musicians all at Schweitzer for the day! In addition, unlimited rides on the Great Escape Quad will be FREE! Summer amenities will be in full swing, including the trampoline jumper, zip line, climbing wall, mountain biking, hiking and geocaching. At the top of the Great Escape Quad there will be refreshments, hiking, biking and more! There will also be live music by Monarch Mountain Band, The Groove Black and Brendan Kelty Trio. Don't miss it! For more information call 208-255-3081 or email [email protected]

Here's what's happening in June!

18 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+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

19 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week chilled out with an early evening at the 219 Lounge with half-priced bottles of wine and featured cocktails, light snacks and live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Carl Rey, who entertain with blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

19 Magic Wednesday. Jalapenos, 314 N. Second Ave., hosts amazing close-up magical 'edu-tainment' right at your table from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. by local magician and all-around fun guy Star Alexander. Come see why everyone is saying "You gotta see it to believe it!" *Held every Wednesday.

19 Sandpoint Summer Series. Mattox Farms Productions presents free live music by Cascade Crescendo at 6:30 p.m. in Farmin Park as part of the Sandpoint Summer Series. Sponsored by Washington Trust Bank; everyone is welcome!

19 Open Mic Night with Kevin Dorin. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., and Kevin Dorin host open mic night and welcome all local artists over 21 for a fun and open night of playing at the Beer Hall. All levels of performers are welcome. The set will be recorded live and artists will have access to the audio! Free and open to the public. Non-smoking environment.

20 Girls Pint Out. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts the Girls Pint Out from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cool chicks! Great beer! No dudes! Join Vicki for an evening pairing of cheese and craft beer.

20 Brian Jacobs Thursday Night Solo Series. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Brian Jacobs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sandpoint Curry will be on site, call 404-565-3131 to place your order or see what's on their menu! Free and open to the public. Non-smoking environment.

20-23 All is True. The Panida presents All is True starring Kenneth Branagh, Judy Dench and Ian McKellen. The film will show June 20 at 7:30 p.m., June 21 at 5:30 p.m., June 22 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and June 23 at 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit the website.

21-22 Elope in Hope. Four couples will experience a fun, lakeside wedding - or vow renewal - for a fraction of the cost with Elope in Hope, a no-fuss two-hour wedding experience held at Beyond Hope Resort. Each ceremony is limited to 20 guests and the experience includes the beachside venue, flowers, rentals, cake, champagne, hors d'oeuvres, an officiant with marriage license, sound system, and couples' photo shoot. This special event is limited to four ceremonies; for booking and special pricing, call Kiera at 208-264-5251 or email [email protected]. Check the wonderful venue at BeyondHopeResort.com

21 A&Ps Summer Solstice Party. Deep Eddy Vodka and Hefe host a Summer Solstice Party from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., featuring the R.F.B. Band and all-you-can-eat ribs. Tickets are $20 pre-sale, and $25 at the door.

21 219 Summer Solstice Party. The 219 hosts a Summer Solstice Party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. - it's a don't-miss event featuring a fundraiser for Friends of Scotchman Peaks, a large selection of summer seasonal beers from craft breweries around the region, and music by P.B. & Jam. If you like jazz, you're going to love this five-piece smooth jazz ensemble featuring some of the finest musicians in the Northwest. Food from Shilla food truck, Korean barbecue with Seoul! Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

21 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Muffy and the Sandpoint Jazz Society.

21 ArtWalk Opening Receptions. POAC sponsors the 42nd annual revolving art exhibit starting with Friday evening opening receptions from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 20-plus downtown galleries; art exhibits remain on display through Sept. 7. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

21 Live Music at the Winery and Reception. As part of the POAC's ArtWalk, the Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts a reception featuring the stunning paintings of Scott Kirby. Most of his imagined scenes or composites are of the familiar images, skies, structures and enormous open landscapes found in the High Plains and the Heartland. Local singer and guitarist Doug Bond will provide the perfect background music, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

21 Devon Wade. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts country music artist Devon Wade from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking environment.

21 Live Music at the 219. The 219 hosts live music from 9 p.m. to midnight with Bright Moments Jazz featuring Arthur Goldblum and Friends. You never know what to expect from this talented group of Sandpoint local musicians as they'll entertain you with everything from jazz to ska to blues-inspired music. Late night food from Shilla food truck, Korean barbecue with Seoul! Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

21 DJ Skwish. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Skwish from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.

22 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop fresh produce, artisan goods and enjoy live entertainment, every Saturday in Farmin Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

22 DogFest North Idaho. Gather friends, family, and your favorite pooch for a day of crazy canine games, contests, vendor booths, demonstrations, food, and music during DogFest North Idaho, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn outside Forrest Bird Charter School, 614 S. Madison Ave. DogFest is a fundraiser for the Inland Northwest Chapter of Canine Companions for Independence, whose mission is to provide skilled assistance dogs to people with disabilities, for free! During the event, meet the program's graduate assistance dogs and hear heartwarming stories about how lives have blossomed after receiving a trained assistance dog. And visit the Love Shack and meet the program's pups in training! All are welcome to join a team, or start one, for a shot at prizes and more - free registration (donations encouraged) at CCI.org/DogFestNorthIdaho.

22 Syringa Cyclery 5th Anniversary Party and Vintage Bike Sale. Join Syringa Cyclery, 518 Oak St. for a BBQ, refreshments, lawn games and a vintage (and not so) bike sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 208-610-9990 

22 Super Smash Bros. Tournament. Uptown Bagel, 301 Cedar St., hosts a Super Smash Bros. Tournament for all ages and skill levels, starting at 2 p.m. Just bring a controller and your friends, and compete with Sandpoint's best players for more than $300! Entry fee is $5. Hosted by Smashpoint Gaming and Ting Internet. Visit Smashpoint Gaming on Facebook for more details, or call or text Jake Koskella at 208-946-8468.

22 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Ponderay Paradox.

22 Winery Music. The Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with John Firshi, whose expert musicianship on the guitar is perfectly matched with his soulful, expressive vocals. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

22 Mugs and Music. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr., hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Jake Robin. 208-263-9222

22 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuffs Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Harold’s IGA from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Harold's IGA was a classic grocery store in Sandpoint that was bulldozed to the ground. Now it's an indie rock band that plays a ton of originals from their 3 albums. Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking environment.

22 Paint Idaho Nite. Uncorked Paint at Cedar Street Bridge hosts a class featuring Idaho's beautiful mountains and trees from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. UnCorkedpaint.com/events.

22 June Bug Ball. Come learn Country Two-Step from experienced dance instructors from Spokane from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by general dancing, refreshments, door prizes, and fun until 10 p.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall, 201 S. First Ave. Cost is $9 adult, $5 teen. Singles, couples, and all levels of dancers are welcome! USA Dance events are alcohol and tobacco free. 208-699-0421

22 Summer Kick-Off Party. The Niner hosts its annual "kick off the summer party" with the Miah Kohal Band from 9 p.m. to midnight. Don't miss Sandpoint's favorite outlaw rock band. Bring your dancing shoes as they will have you up and dancing all night long as Miah rocks the 219. Late night food from Shilla food truck, Korean barbecue with Seoul!  Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

22 DJ Exodus. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Exodus from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.

23 7B Sunday. At Schweitzer. See Hot Picks, above.

23 Brewery Live Music. Matchwood Brewing Co., 513 Oak St., hosts live music from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Foxgloves - a Seattle songwriting folk duo featuring Gregory Rawlins and Mike Suber, who mix genres of psychedelic rock, experimental soundscapes, blues, bluegrass, and Americana. Family friendly and free. MatchwoodBrewing.com.

23 Piano Sunday. The Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with Glenda Novinger. Settle in with a glass of wine and appreciate local talent! Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

23 Pride Bingo. Beet and Basil, 105 S. First Ave., hosts Pride Bingo from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with 50 cents from every Rainbow Unicorn Montucky Cold Snack purchased and 25 percent of all other food and beverage sales donated to Sandpoint’s PFLAG. Enjoy 13 rounds of Bingo with prizes, and 13 live drag performances between each round. $15 entry fee. Family friendly, all ages are welcome. For more information visit the website.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, June 30 --

24 Festival at Sandpoint All-Star Faculty Concert. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts a concert at 7 p.m. featuring a performance by the instructors of the Festival's Summer Youth Music Camp. Tickets are $5 general admission; available in advance at the Festival at Sandpoint office, 525 Pine St., online at Panida.org, and at the door on the night of the show. 

25 Local Artists Showcase. Evans Brothers Coffee, 524 Church St., hosts the Local Artists Showcase from noon to 7:30 p.m. in the Granary Arts District. In addition to viewing local art, enjoy live performances on the outdoor stage including Chad Patrick, Muffy and Vienna, Chika and Liam Orton, Stone Cloud 4, Crooked Tooth and much more! There will be a silent auction of local art, food, yoga and events. This is a benefit for the Music Bridges Borders Cultural Enrichment Program. Evans Brothers Coffee and Matchwood Brewing will be donating a portion of the day's sales to the program.

25 Trivia Night in Hope. Davis Grocery, 620 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts Trivia Night from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

25 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+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

26 Dine Out for a Cause - Jacey's Race. Beet and Basil hosts a Dine Out for a Cause benefit for Jacey's Race from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. when 30 percent of all sales go to Jacey's Race. For more information, visit the website.

26 Sandpoint Literary Collective Author Dinner. The community is invited to the Sandpoint Literary Collective's Author Dinner, featuring readings by Sam Ligon and Kate Lebo, at 5 p.m. in the Pack River Store. The SLC Author Dinner includes a no-host wine and beer reception and readings, followed by a special dinner menu: frisée salad made with lardon of bacon, cherry tomatoes, poached egg, grilled bread, with a lemon poppyseed dressing; main course of chicken fricassee with mushrooms and onions over mashed potatoes and local broccoli; and dessert with homemade strawberry shortcake. Alex Jacobsen's tasty dinners sell out quickly; be sure to make reservations early by calling 208-263-2409. Cost is $75 per person (tips for servers not included).

26 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week chilled out with an early evening at the 219 Lounge with half-priced bottles of wine and featured cocktails, light snacks and live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Bruce Bishop, who entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

27 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair, 108 N. Third Ave., hosts Yappy Hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages, and fun. Free and open to the public.

27 Summer Sampler. Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Summer Sampler at Farmin Park. Taste fine cuisine from area restaurants, plus raffle items and live music. Admission is free, and tickets are $1 each (available at the event); prices for most food and drink samples range from $4 to $7. In addition, enjoy live music sponsored by Litehouse Foods and featuring the Devon Wade Band, plus there will be Festival at Sandpoint concert ticket giveaways, and more fun. SandpointChamber.org. 208-263-2161

27 Festival at Sandpoint Youth Music Camp Finale Concert. The students of the Festival at Sandpoint's Youth Music Camp perform what they have learned with a performance at 6 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Tickets are $5 general admission; available in advance at the Festival at Sandpoint office, 525 Pine St., Eve's Leaves in downtown Sandpoint, online at Panida.org, and at the door on the night of the show.

27 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts John Hastings and Sandy Compton from Bob Missed the Bus from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sandpoint Curry will be on site, call 404-565-3131 to place your order or see what's on their menu! Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun and games environment.

27 Trivia Takeover Live. Create a team with friends and family, or play solo, during Trivia Takeover Live from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St. Questions are fun and challenging and always new. Prizes awarded for winning teams! Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

27 Mixed Media Dragonflies Paint Nite. Uncorked Paint and Lori Kelly at Cedar Street Bridge host a Paint Nite from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. UnCorkedpaint.com/events.

27 Neighborhood Storytelling
. Come listen to your courageous friends and neighbors share the stories they've been working on during the Storytellers' Workshop from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St. So popular, this event is a monthly occurrence! MatchwoodBrewing.com.

27 Live Music at the 219. The 219 hosts live music from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. with Pamela Benton, a multi-talented recording artist from Coeur d'Alene who performs on the electric violin and guitar throughout the Western U.S. Whether it's indie rock, groove jazz, folk, blues or new age, Pamela does it with style. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

28 Tap Takeover. New Belgium, Fat Tire, and Odem Beverages host a Tap Takeover from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave. No cover.

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

28 Winery Music. The Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Spokane-based musician Echo Elysium, a nuanced and dynamic electric and acoustic guitarist. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

28 Paint Nite. UnCorked Paint at Cedar Street Bridge hosts a Paint Nite from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sign up at UnCorkedpaint.com/events.

28 Cafe Music. Di Luna's cafe, 207 Cedar St. hosts live music with Chris Webster & Nina Gerber. $20 in advance. dilunas.com

28 Brewery Live Music. Matchwood Brewing Co., 513 Oak St., hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Baregrass, bringing original songs that create a fun energetic show of Americana, blues and more. Family friendly and free. MatchwoodBrewing.com.

28-29 Sandpoint Radius Film Festival. The brainchild of a core group of talented filmmakers, producers, directors, artists and actors, Sandpoint Radius Film Festival caters to Inland Northwest filmmakers with ample opportunities for networking, discussions and learning. Held in the Panida Theater Friday and Saturday; visit the website for screening information and showtimes.

28 Live Music at the 219. The 219 hosts live music from 9 p.m. to midnight with Bum Jungle, Sandpoint's classic rock band that'll have you up and dancing to your favorite rock 'n' roll tunes all night long. Late night food from Shilla food truck, Korean barbecue with Seoul! Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

28 DJ Exodus. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Exodus from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.

29 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Larry Mooney.

29 Winery Music. The Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Dustin Drennen, who draws from a diverse pool of influences to inspire his music which might be called folk, cow-punk, or alt-country. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

29 VFW Beer Festival. Support veterans and the community as the 219 Lounge hosts the second in a series of VFW Beer Festivals from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Good times with friends and veterans, great beer from Mad Bomber Brewing Company, a veteran-owned business, and great music by John Firshi. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment.

29 Mugs and Music. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr., hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Rick Price and Mark Remmetter - aka Crooked Fingers. 208-263-9222

29 Turnspit Dogs. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts the Turnspit Dogs from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking environment.

29 Live Music at the 219. The 219 hosts live music from 9 p.m. to midnight with Naughty Pine, a Richland, Wash.-based reggae-inspired band that will entertain you by mixing irreverent innuendo with a tried-and-true blend of soulful reggae. Late night food from Shilla food truck, Korean barbecue with Seoul! Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

29 DJ Skwish. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Skwish from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.

30 Piano Sunday with Dwayne Parsons. The Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts Piano Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wine and piano are a special combination and Dwayne will share stories and his music to delight! Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

30, July 5-6 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., presents Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Showtimes are June 30 at 3:30 p.m., July 5 at 5:50 p.m. and July 6 at 7:30 p.m. $5 admission. For more information, visit the website.

Through Aug. 23 Waterlife Discovery Center. A volunteer with the Pend Oreille Chapter of Idaho Master Naturalists (IMN) is on duty from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, at the Waterlife Discovery Center, 1591 Lakeshore Dr. in Sagle, for the summer season. Enjoy exhibits, inside and outside, a wetland trail with interpretive signs, hands-on activities for children, and short videos. If you have questions, bring them to the Master Naturalist on duty. The property is owned by Idaho Fish & Game, and they also sponsor the IMN Chapter. Free and open to the public; grounds open dawn to dusk to picnic or stroll.

Daily through Sept. 12 Lake Cruises. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises offers daily lake cruises including history cruises, birds of prey cruises, sunset dessert and eagle watching, dinner cruises, full moon cruises, and fireworks cruises. For more information, call 208-255-5253 or go to their website and click on Cruise Schedule.

Here is what's coming up in July!

2 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.

2 Game of Thrones Trivia Night in Hope. Davis Grocery, 620 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts a special Game of Thrones Trivia Night from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

2-August 20 Mystery Dinner Show Theater Camp. The Panida Theater hosts Mystery Dinner Show Theater Camp. This summer drama camp is designed for young thespians, ages 11 to 14, who want to work on their dramatic skills and play a role in a real show. The group will be meeting every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon during the months of July and August, and will perform a Mystery Dinner Show at the Panida's Little Theater as a finale. Enroll by July 1. $80 for a two month camp, $18 for Dinner Theater show (three shows, August 22, 23, 24). For more information, visit the website.

3 Ben Stein's Day Off. Presented by The Director's Chair, the Panida Theater hosts an evening and a lifetime of stories with actor, author, speechwriter and lawyer Ben Stein at 7 p.m. This will be a televised show and seating is limited. All proceeds benefit the Panida Theater and TAPS. Tickets are $20 general admission, in advance at Eve's Leaves and Panida.org, and at the door on the night of the show.

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 a fireworks show at dusk. 208-263-4118

4 Backyard Party with Stone Cloud 4. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts a Fourth of July Backyard Party with rock 'n' roll band Stone Cloud 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Beer Hall will be open early at 9:30 a.m. for the parade. Free and open to the public. Non-smoking environment.

5 Cafe Music. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St. hosts live music with Wes Urbaniak & The Mountain Folk. $10 in advance 

5 First Fridays with Devon Wade. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with country singer Devon Wade from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, ages 21+. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com

6 Museum's Free First Saturday. The Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts Free First Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to the museum free of charge. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

6 Hope Tailgate Sale. Whispering Pines 4-H Group hosts a Tailgate Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope. Shop lots of vendors, plus there will be a bake sale and barbecue. To rent a space ($15 each), call 208-264-5481.

6 Sandpoint Art Market. Outdoor art market at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., featuring fine art and handmade goods by local artists. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information call 208-610-5477 or email [email protected]. *Held on the first Saturday of every month through September.

6 Beer Tasting in Hope. Davis Grocery, 620 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts a beer tasting event (time TBD). Laughing Dog Brewing will be stopping by to offer tastings and special deals on brews, accompanied by Davis Grocery's chili dog special.

6 Live Music at the Chimney Rock. The Chimney Rock at Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts the Electric Cole Show from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit the website.

6-7 Race the Wolf. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts a new ultra-running event, Race the Wolf, joining Skyrunning USA's trail running series this year with three distances: 8k, 25k and 52k. The course boasts steep climbs, fun single track, and some super-fast two-track. Not to mention the epic views! RaceTheWolf.com.

7 Book Trust Lawn Party. The second annual Book Trust Lawn Party, an all-white croquet lawn party to raise money for the Book Trust in the Lake Pend Oreille School District, takes place at 4 p.m. in Oden Bay. Enjoy croquet, cocktails, and dinner in an amazing lakefront venue. Sponsored by the Village Green Project. For more information, contact Karen Quill at [email protected] or call 808-280-6516.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, July 14 --

9 Trivia Night in Hope. Davis Grocery, 620 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts Trivia Night from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

10 Full Draw Film Tour. See some of the best outdoor and bow hunting films in one place, during the Full Draw Film Tour at 7 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. For more information, visit the Sandpoint Movies Page.

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

11 Bum Jungle Bash. Boogie down at the Bum Jungle Bash from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Matchwood Brewing Co., 513 Oak St. This is a fundraiser for Friends of the Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail, and there will be great music by Bum Jungle, door prizes, and a silent auction featuring a weekend package to see a Seahawks preseason game. Free and open to the public; sponsored by the Friends of the Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail. 208-946-0846

11 Kerry Leigh Thursday Night Solo Series. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Kerry Leigh from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy original Americana, fold, rock, country and blues tunes. Sandpoint Curry will be on site, call 404-565-3131 to place your order or see what’s on their menu! Free and open to the public. Non-smoking environment.

11, 13-14 Red Joan. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. hosts screenings of the film Red Joan starring Judi Dench. For more information and showtimes see the Sandpoint Movies page.

12 Contra Dance. Sandpoint Parks and Recreation partners with Emily Faulkner and Lost Horse Press to bring Contra Dancing from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. to Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. Contra dancing is community dancing for all ages, in the New England tradition, featuring live music with local and regional bands and lively callers. Contras, circles, and occasionally squares or long ways sets are taught, called and danced in a friendly atmosphere. $5 donation at the door. *Held on the second Friday of every month.

12 Tennis Live Summer Bash in the Brewery. MickDuffs is hosting tennis at the brewery. No cover charge but they will be monitoring capacity so don’t wait too late to get through the door and dance! 21+ Years of Age Only. Free & Open to the public. Non-smoking environment.

12-14 Sandpoint Antique & Classic Boat Show. Browse along the Sand Creek boardwalk to view wooden boats, plus enjoy water-themed activities, contests and more during the 17th annual Sandpoint Antique & Classic Boat Show. Sponsored by
Inland Empire Antique & Classic Boat Society. 208-255-1876

13 Live Music in Hope. Davis Grocery, 620 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts live music from noon to 2 p.m. with Desiree Aguirre. Free and open to the public.

13 Beerfest. Sample local and regional brews and enjoy a festive beach party from noon to 5 p.m., sponsored by the Sandpoint Chamber.
SandpointChamber.com. 208-263-2161

13 Shangri La at the Lake. Underground Kindness holds their 6th annual fundraiser featuring dining, dancing, live and silent auctions, plus interactive presentations with the founder and students. Proceeds benefit the UK's work in local public schools, the juvenile justice center, Kinderhaven, and the Sandpoint Teen Center.
UndergroundKindness.org.

13 Bonner General Health 70th Anniversary. Bonner General Health, 423 N. Third Ave., hosts their 70th anniversary party from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be Star the Magician, fun and games, cake and ice cream, music and a chance to win a cruiser bike. For more information call 208-265-1123.

13 Ponderay Paradox. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts local acoustic musicians Mike Genoff and Matt Moran of "Ponderay Paradox" from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking environment.

14 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.

14 Annual 6-Pack Alleycat Ride. Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair hosts the 10th annual 6-Pack Alleycat Ride featuring a scavenger hunt on bicycles - with all proceeds benefiting a local charity. 208-255-4496

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, July 21 --

16 Trivia Night in Hope. Davis Grocery, 620 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts Trivia Night from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

17 Sandpoint Summer Series. Mattox Farms Productions presents free live music by Lilla at 6:30 p.m. in Farmin Park. Sponsored by Washington Trust Bank; everyone is welcome!

18 Hope History Day. Davis Grocery, 620 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts Hope History Day. For anyone curious about the local history of Hope, there will be presenters on hand all day long plus there will be fun information for the entire family. Free and open to the public.

18 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 featuring the Baldy Mountain Boys, beverages, and fun.

18 Brendan Kelty Thursday Night Solo Series. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Brendan Kelty from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Brendan Kelty has cultivated a soulful sound drawn from gritty travel, wilderness living, and personal relationships; simple real and honest. Sandpoint Curry will be on site, call 404-565-3131 to place your order or see what's on their menu! Free and open to the public. Non-smoking environment.

19 Cafe Music. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St. hosts live music with Tony Furtado  $20 in advance

19 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Meg Turner, Chris Lynch and Brian Jacobs of Red Blend from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Red Blend is a mix of soul, pop and blues. See you on the dance floor! Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking environment.

19-21 Northwest YogaFeast. Eureka Institute's 9th annual experience that frees the spirit, feeds the soul, and nurtures the tummy!
Eureka-Institute.org. 208-263-2217 

20-21 Northwest WineFEST. Outdoor concerts, wine tasting, plus family activities at Schweitzer Mountain Resort from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

20 Bodacious BBQ. The fun starts at 4:30 p.m. for the 36th Annual Bodacious BBQ, held at 46242 Highway 200 in East Hope (Pringle Park entrance). Enjoy appetizers, beer, wine, margaritas, a catered BBQ dinner, one-of-a-kind auction, and more great fun! Tickets are $60 each; proceeds benefit the Memorial Community Center and the preschool in Hope. To purchase tickets, call 208-264-5481 or order online at MemorialCommunityCenter.com.

20 Live Music at Schweitzer. The Chimney Rock hosts the Electric Cole Show July 20 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. For more information, visit the website

20 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Ian and Dinah Gaddie of The DIGaddie from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. They will be playing their blend of music inspired by blues, jazz, Americana, and psychedelic rock. They have guitar driven music that will get your feet moving with laid back bluesy grooves and spiked funky jams that get the good vibes flowing. Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking environment.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, July 28 --

23 Trivia Night in Hope. Davis Grocery, 620 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts Trivia Night from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

25 Jean Mann Thursday Night Solo Series. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts alt-folk singer songwriter/artist/entrepreneur, Jean Mann from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sandpoint Curry will be on site, call 404-565-3131 to place your order or see what's on their menu! Free and open to the public. Non-smoking environment.

26 Evans Brothers Coffee Community Spotlight Day. Selkirk Outdoor Leadership School, all day! 5% of cafe sales go to supporting SOLE's Youth Scholarship Fund.

26 ArtWalk Receptions. POAC sponsors the 42nd annual revolving art exhibit with the second Friday evening receptions from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 20-plus downtown galleries; art exhibits remain on display through Sept. 7. 
ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

26 Cafe Music. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St. hosts live music with Polly O'Keary and the Rhythm Method  $15 in advance

26 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Harold's IGA from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Harold's IGA was a classic grocery store in Sandpoint that was bulldozed to the ground. Now it's an indie rock band that plays a ton of originals from their 3 albums. Mandala Pizza will be onsite serving their wood-fired pizzas. Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking environment.

27 Crazy Days. Downtown merchants offer big deals in annual sidewalk sale, sponsored by the
Sandpoint Shopping District.

27 Wild Skills Mountain Adventure. SheJumps' Wild Skills Adventures are open community events where parents or chaperones participate with the girls. Throughout the adventure, girls are introduced to a range of outdoor skills, including first aid, navigation, leave no trace, 10 essentials, shelter building and more. Held from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., for ages 6-17 who identify as female. For more information and registration details, visit Eventbrite.

27 Shakespeare in Sandpoint: Henry IV, Part I. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks performs at Memorial Field, hosted by Lost Horse Press. Gates open at 3 p.m., and the play starts at 6 p.m. Arrive early with chairs, blankets, and picnics in tow to visit and enjoy pre-play performances. Free and open to the public.

27 The Other White Meat. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts The Other White Meat from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This classic rock and roll band from North Idaho has been around since the early 1990s. Featuring Kyle Swaffard on vocals, Bass, and Kazoo, Benny Baker on vocals and guitars, Dana Peite on drums and percussion. Free and open to the public. Non-smoking environment.


30 Trivia Night in Hope. Davis Grocery, 620 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts the final Trivia Night of the summer series from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Here is what's coming up in August!

1 Festival at Sandpoint: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats with special guest Lucius will be performing at the Festival at Sandpoint on Thursday. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats play a unique blend of folk, Americana and vintage rhythm and blues. Lucius is a four-piece indie-pop band based out of L.A. General admission is $59.95, gates open at 6 p.m. Early entry is $84.95, gates open at 5:45 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. -- this is a dance concert! FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

2 Festival at Sandpoint: Walk off the Earth. Walk off the Earth and the Shook Twins will both be performing at the Festival at Sandpoint on Friday. Walk off the Earth is  a one part folk-pop, one part sketch group, and one part quickly musical experimenters, Canadian band. Sandpoint born and raised Katelyn and Laurie Shook of the “quirky folk” band The Shook Twins return home to play with their band at the Festival at Sandpoint. General admission is $44.95, gates open at 6 p.m. Early entry is $69.95, gates open at 5:45 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

2-3 PRCA Rodeo. Evening action at the Bonner County Fairgrounds.
BonnerCountyFair.com.

Long Bridge Swim. Hundreds compete in a 1.76-mile swim across Lake Pend Oreille during this 25th annual event.
LongBridgeSwim.org. 208-265-2615

3 Festival at Sandpoint: Jackson Browne. Rock and Roll and Songwriting Hall of Fame legend, Jackson Browne will be at the Festival at Sandpoint on Saturday. This concert is sold out. Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

Schweitzer Huckleberry Color Fun Run. Join the crazy, colorful fun at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. 2.5K and 5K fun run -- a perfect outing for the entire famil
Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

4 Festival at Sandpoint: Family Concert. Join the fun at the Family Concert at the Festival at Sandpoint on Sunday. Featuring the Festival Community Orchestra and Studio One dancers. Activities include the instrument petting zoo, animal petting zoo, clowns, face painting, fun and games and a Parents’ Corner where moms and dads can get a complimentary mini-massage. Tickets are $6, activities begin at 2:30 p.m., musical performance starts at 5 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

8 Festival at Sandpoint: Lake Street Dive. Lake Street Dive with special guest, Darlingside will be at the Festival at Sandpoint on Thursday. Back by popular demand is indie pop, jazz, soul sensation Lake Street Dive. Special guest Darlingside is an indie folk band from Boston. General admission is $49.95, gates open at 6 p.m., Early entry is $74.95, gates open at 5:45 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

9 Festival at Sandpoint: The Avett Brothers. The Avett Brothers will be at the Festival at Sandpoint on Friday. This alt-country band combines bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, indie rock, honky tonk, and ragtime to create a unique and incredible sound. Opening for them will be Che Apalache with a mix of South American music and bluegrass. General admission is $74.95, gates open at 6 p.m., Early entry is $99.95, gates open at 5:45 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m.--This is a dance concert! FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

9-11, 16-18 Artists' Studio Tour. Annual self-guided driving tour of working studios through North Idaho.
ArtTourDrive.org. 800-800-2106

10 Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-in. Regional pilots fly into Sandpoint Airport during the 14th Annual Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-in featuring a breakfast and aircraft display. Gates open at 8 a.m.; breakfast is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and planes are displayed from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Sandpoint EAA Chapter 1441. 208-255-9954

10 Festival at Sandpoint: Kool and the Gang. Kool and the Gang with Leroy Bell & His Only Friends will be performing at the Festival at Sandpoint on Saturday. Funk rock band Kool and the Gang has earned two Grammys, seven American Music Awards and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame with popular songs such as,“Get Down On It,” “Ladies Night,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Cherish,” and the No. 1 “Celebrate.” Leroy Bell & His Only Friends will open the show. General admission is $64.95, gates open at 6 p.m. Early entry is $89.95, gates open at 5:45 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. --This is a dance concert! FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

10-11 Arts & Crafts Fair. Pend Oreille Arts Council's 47th annual juried arts and crafts exhibit in downtown Sandpoint, with artists' booths, kids' activities, food and more.
ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

11 Festival at Sandpoint: Grand Finale. The Spokane Symphony with special guests Sybarite5 will be closing out the Festival at Sandpoint on Sunday. Tickets are $39.95 for adults and $10.95 for 18 and under. Gates open early at 4:30 p.m. for wine tasting and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

16 Cafe Music. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St. hosts live music with The Lark & The Loon. $15 in advance. 

16-17 Spokane to Sandpoint Relay. The 12th annual "Scenic Relay Race" where runners and walkers begin atop Mt. Spokane, and teams make their way 200 miles through 15 cities en route to the finish line at Sandpoint's City Beach. It's one of the Pacific Northwest's premier running events.
SpokanetoSandpoint.com. 541-633-7174

21 Cafe Music. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St. hosts live music with The Talbott Brothers. $15 in advance.

21 Sandpoint Summer Series. Mattox Farms Productions presents free live music by Jocelyn and Chris Arndt Band at 6:30 p.m. in Farmin Park. Sponsored by Washington Trust Bank; everyone is welcome to attend! 

21-24 Bonner County Fair. Old-fashioned country event at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, concluding with a Demolition Derby on Saturday night to round out the fun.
BonnerCountyFair.com. 208-263-8414

23 Challenge of Champions. Bull riding and barrel racing contests at the Bonner County Fairgrounds.
BonnerCountyFair.com.

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

30-Sept. 2 Schweitzer Fall Fest. Annual outdoor music festival at Schweitzer Mountain Resort with performances, chairlift rides, kids' activities and microbrews under the tent. Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

31 Live Music at Schweitzer. The Chimney Rock Grill at Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts the Electric Cole Show from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit the website.

31-Sept. 1 Coaster Classic Car Show. Nostalgic cars converge at Silverwood Theme Park for annual show.
SilverwoodThemePark.com. 208-683-3400

Here is what's coming up in September!

14 Ponderay Neighbor Day. Join the City of Ponderay for a family-friendly community carnival that is fun for all ages, held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Harbison Field, behind the Hoot Owl in Ponderay. Free activities include kids' crafts, pony rides, a petting zoo, inflatables, carnival games, tastings, demonstrations, and live music. There will also be food and retail vendors onsite, and admission is free. For more information, email [email protected] or call 208-265-5468.

14, 21, 28 3G Tour. Explore spectacular parts of the lake while seeing a variety of birdlife, private coves, towering cliffs, the islands of Hope and even mountain goats on the 3G Tour aboard the Shawnodese. Camera and binoculars are a must! Optional lunch available. Departs Kramer Marina in East Hope at noon. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

14-October 31 Fall Lake Cruises. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises offers Hope islands and eagle watching tours, Clark Fork delta cruises, and the 3G Tours on weekends and some weekdays.  For further information, prices, and reservation information, call 208-255-5253 or go to their website  and click on Cruise Schedule.

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.

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