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20th Annual Swim! It's Sandpoint's hallmark event on the water: the 20th annual Long Bridge Swim, held Saturday, Aug. 2. Hundreds will be competing in the 1.76-mile swim across Lake Pend Oreille, and must attend a mandatory safety meeting at 8 a.m. in the Sandpoint High School parking lot (from there, swimmers will be shuttled to the swim start). Online registration has closed, but you can still register in person at packet pickup, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at Sandpoint High School. There's no race day registration, so that's your last chance! See more about the swim at LongBridgeSwim.org. This is a great event for spectators, as well, so don't miss it!

Record-breaking lake swim. As a prelude to the LBS, this week marathon swimmer Elaine Howley will attempt the first-ever solo nonstop swim of Lake Pend Oreille beginning Wednesday, July 30. It's likely to take 17 to 20 hours - or more - and we'll be following the swim start to finish with frequent photo and video updates on the Sandpoint Online Facebook page - so be sure to check Facebook during the day. Meantime, read the whole story on how the record-breaking attempt came about for Elaine's BIG swim»

All things purple. North Idaho loves the huckleberry ... so much, in fact, that Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts an annual celebration in honor of the native berry. The 8th annual Huckleberry Festival takes place in the village Sunday, Aug. 3, and 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.

Here's what's happening in July!

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 Palettes Uncorked. Wine, dine and be artsy during the Palettes Uncorked event from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St. Within a couple of hours, with step-by-step instruction with artist Randy Wilhelm, you will paint, and take home your own masterpiece! No painting experience necessary, just the desire to let your own creative juices flow! Come as one, bring a date, or grab your friends and be ready to create your own Van Gogh! Cost is $35 for a 2-3 hour session; includes all art supplies and a glass of wine. Call 208-263-0846 for reservations.

31 Dinner Cruise and Eagle Watching. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises hosts a Dinner Cruise and Eagle Watching from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. from Sandpoint's City Beach dock. Enjoy casual dining with a delicious buffet-style dinner catered by Pend Oreille Pasta while cruising by several bald eagle nests and enjoying the eagles. Fare is $42 general, $40 seniors ages 60-plus, and $36 children ages 12 and under; fare includes cruise, dinner (with meat entrée), dessert and tax. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

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.

31-Aug. 2 Transformers: Age of Extinction. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts a screening of the film Transformers: Age of Extinction at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). $7 adults, $6 ages 13-18 and over 65, $5 under 13. Learn more and buy tickets online at Panida.org, or visit the Sandpoint Movies Page. 208-263-9191

Here is what's coming up in August!

1 Music Conservatory Youth Orchestra Concert. Join The Music Conservatory for a performance by the Summer Youth Orchestra and exchange students from Mexico, 2 p.m. at the Panida Theater. Following a one-week workshop, Mr. Silvino Octarula and students from Mexico share their talents; Octarula will provide a short presentation on the El Sistema program, and the students will then provide a treat for the ears as they perform on their instruments. The concert is free but donations are accepted. 208-265-4444

1 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Bridges home, a folk and Celtic duo featuring Tami and Dave Gunter. Visit the winery's Facebook page. 208-265-8545

1-2 Sylvia
. 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. 20th annual event. See Hot Picks, above.

2 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. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

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. Family fun on the mountain. See Hot Picks, above.

-- 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

5 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.

5 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

5 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

6 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Gordon Roland featuring classical and flamingo guitar. Visit the winery's Facebook page. 208-265-8545

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 SOLD OUT. 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 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. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

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.

12 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.

12 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

12 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

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 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. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

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 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.

19 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

19 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

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

20 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Holly McGarry. Performing thoughtful, provocative folk music, McGarry presents the dichotomy of a calm exterior with unbounded passion for music. She's a newly-minded adult with a lifetime of experiences, and laces her lyrics with profound insights, sharing her love, loss and life through six simple strings. Visit the winery's Facebook page. 208-265-8545

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

22 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Nicole Lewis. This pop country artist is emerging as a fresh creative voice - come on out and enjoy! Visit the winery's Facebook page. 208-265-8545

23 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. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

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

24 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with David Gerald. This blues-pop talent is visiting from Detroit, Mich., where he grew up to the sounds of the blues and R&B. Gerald started playing guitar at the age of 16 and writing songs in his early 20s. Gerald's blues have been receiving widespread radio play, along with recognition in the blues community. This show is a Sandpoint treat! Visit the winery's Facebook page. 208-265-8545

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

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 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

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 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!

27 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with 7Horse - featuring rock 'n' roll duo Joie Calio and Phil Leavitt. These two joined together to discover rock 'n' roll's ground zero and chewy center while finding and channeling their own personal identities. These two have done just that! Check out their own get-down! Visit the winery's Facebook page. 208-265-8545

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.

29-30 Art in the Wild. Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, 287 Westside Rd. in Bonners Ferry, hosts the 3rd annual Art in the Wild fine art show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. View art that is nature-themed or made with natural materials while enjoying live music including The 4 Saxes from Bonners Ferry and Strings Attached from Creston, B.C., plus great food! Each day features a free educational program with well-known author and naturalist Jack Nisbet. For more information, visit FriendsofKootenaiNationalWildlifeRefuge.org. Supported by the Idaho Humanities Council. 208-627-2062

29 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Tom Catmull, visiting from Missoula to share his American-roots driven sound. Visit the winery's Facebook page. 208-265-8545

30 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. SandpointFarmersMarket.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

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 September!

3 Reverend Horton Heat. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts a concert with Reverend Horton Heat. Tickets are $15 in advance, available at Eichardt's, 7B Boardshop and TicketsWest.com, and $20 on showday at The Hive's ticket booth on Second Avenue. LiveFromTheHive.com.

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.

20 The Nth Power. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts a concert with The Nth Power. Tickets are $15 in advance, available at Eichardt's, 7B Boardshop and TicketsWest.com, and $20 on showday at The Hive's ticket booth on Second Avenue. LiveFromTheHive.com.

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

Here is what's coming up in October!

31 Sir Mix A Lot. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts a concert with Sir Mix A Lot. Tickets are $15 in advance, available at Eichardt's, 7B Boardshop and TicketsWest.com, and $20 on showday at The Hive's ticket booth on Second Avenue. LiveFromTheHive.com.

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