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Big benefit, big fun! A massive event with dinner, auctions and lots of live music, the Ed Brown Benefit, gets under way for a beloved local, Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 4 p.m., dinner catered by Ivano's begins at 6 p.m. and live auctions start at 7 p.m. Live music by Southern Anthem, Rusty Jackson and the Devon Wade Band will rock the main exhibit hall. Ed Brown was injured and paralyzed in an auto accident in October 2014. Donations are being acepted for the silent and loud auctions. Tickets are $10 per person or $20 for a family; proceeds will help with medical and care cost. Learn more about Ed Brown by watching the KHQ news video, "Family fights disease with kindness."

Beth Pederson and Bruce Bishop Concert. It will be great to have Beth Pederson and Bruce Bishop back in concert, FridayJan. 30, at Di Luna's, 207 Cedar St. It's been a few years since they've played at Di Luna's and they have been missed! If you're not familiar with the duo, you are in for a treat. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 on the day of the show. Dinner is served before the show, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Di Luna's has changed up the menu a bit to reflect the new year, so check it out! Call for tickets and reservations at 208-263-0846. DiLunas.com

Here's what's happening in January!

27 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.

27 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

28 24 Hours for Hank Fundraiser at IPA. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts a 24 Hours for Hank fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring Sierra Nevada Brewing. Live music by Marty Perron and Doug Bond and appetizers. Come out for a great cause and help raise money for Cystinosis research.

28 KPND Ski and Board Party. Laughing Dog Brewing, 1109 Fontaine Dr. in Ponderay, hosts the KPND Ski and Board Party starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy great prizes, food and drink specials, and lots of fun! 208-263-9222

28 Bike Movie Night. Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair, 108 N. Third Ave., hosts a Bike Movie Night at 6 p.m. View a bicycle movie with fellow cyclists! Feel free to bring your own food and beverages. Free admission. GreasyFingersBikes.com. 208-255-4496

28 Bingo Night. MickDuff's Brewing Company Beer Hall & Brewery, 220 Cedar St., hosts Bingo Night every Wednesday at at 6:15 p.m. It is free for everyone and the longer you are there, the more game cards you get! MickDuffs.com. 208-209-6700

29 Live @ The Office. The Reader hosts a new concert series, Live @ The Office, on the last Thursday of every month in The Reader office, 111 Cedar St., Ste. 9. Think house show, but in a downtown office building. This month's music features Vance Bergeson, whose music is true, honest and meaningful. His style fluctuates often, swinging from folk to punk to garage band rock. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and music begins at 6 p.m. Bring a pillow to sit on. Tickets available for $5 at the Reader offices in the Farmin Building at Cedar and Second.

29-31 Oscar-Nominated Shorts. Catch all of this year's Oscar-nominated short films before the 87th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Feb. 22. And the winners are … Once again, The Panida is proud to present this exclusive release of the nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action Short Films and Animated Short Films that received Academy Award nominations this past year. The Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2015 program offers viewers the rare opportunity to experience the year's best short films from across the globe, collected together in this special cinematic showcase courtesy of Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures. Please note: Due to the extended length of the films, they will be shown in 2 parts. One $9.50 ticket will gain entry into all showings and a re-entry ticket will be issued at the door. Part 1 on Thursday at 6 p.m., and Saturday at 1 p.m.; Part 2 on Friday at 6 p.m., and Saturday at 6 p.m. Panida.org.

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

30 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with the Ron Kieper Trio, bringing some of the best jazz saxophone of both originals and covers. POWine.com. 208-265-8545

30 Beth Pederson and Bruce Bishop Concert. Dinner concert at Di Luna's. See Hot Picks, above.

30 Eichardt's Music. Mike and Sadie Wagoner perform at Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St., at 8 p.m. 208-263-4005

31 Health Expo. Connection 2 Health Holistic Clinic holds a Health Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Columbia Bank Community Plaza Lobby. Meet and greet the C2H associates, enjoy complimentary food and juiced smoothies, plus check out the clinic specials. See Connection 2 Health's expansions in services, diet, nutritional and detoxification plans, healthy living necessities and products. 208-255-5444

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

31 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Truck Mills.

31 Ed Brown Benefit
. Dinner, auctions and live music at the fairgrounds. See Hot Picks, above.

Here is what's coming up in February!

2 Speed Dating with North Idaho Singles. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts Speed Dating with North Idaho Singles for those between 30 years old to 49 years old. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m., and dating starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information go to North Idaho Singles Facebook Page.

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

3 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.

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

3 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

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

4 KPND Ski and Board Party. A&P's Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts the KPND Ski and Board Party starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy great prizes, food and drink specials, and lots of fun! 208-263-2313

4 Bingo Night. MickDuff's Brewing Company Beer Hall & Brewery, 220 Cedar St., hosts Bingo Night every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. It is free for everyone and the longer you are there, the more game cards you get! 208-209-6700

5 Beer Release Party. MickDuff's Brewing Company Beer Hall & Brewery, 220 Cedar St., presents a Beer Release Party every first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Beer and specials to be announced. 208-209-6700

6 Multi-Media Art Show Opening Reception. The Pend Oreille Arts Council hosts a Multi-Media Art Show Opening Reception from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the POAC Gallery, 302 N. First Ave. The show features works by new POAC artists, and will be on display through March 6 at the POAC Gallery. ArtinSandpoint.org.

6 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with the old-time mountain music of Ruff Shod with its Appalachian and Celtic roots. POWine.com. 208-265-8545 

6 Birds of Prey Presentation. The Kaniksu Land Trust sponsors an evening Birds of Prey Presentation featuring wildlife educator Beth Paragamian and several of her feathered friends. This is a great family event, and all are welcome! Free admission; begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Bonner County Fairgrounds Wildlife Building. Learn more at Kaniksu.org or call 208-263-9471.

6 Bridges Home CD Release Concert. Join the fun as Bridges Home celebrates the release of the new CD, Deep Roots, with a live set of new, original material from the recording in the Heartwood Center on Church Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the music starts at 7 p.m. All are invited and there's no admission! Joining the duo of Dave and Tame Gunter will be Paul Gunter on bass - adding to the sound and the fun!

6-7 The Clink
. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., presents an original jailhouse musical by local artists Tom Cooper and Kristin Cooper Herby, and directed by John Allred. The Clink offers a message of hope while alternating between touching true life stories and hilarious outrageousness. Tickets are $20 and available at Eichardt's Pub or Pend Oreille Arts Council for three performances: Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; or buy online at Panida.org. Sponsored by KPND. 208-660-8529

7 Free First Saturday at the Museum. Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts the Free First Saturday event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Enjoy free admission, sponsored by a local business. BonnerCountyHistory.org. 208-236-2344

7 Mardi Gras Celebration in Hope. Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts a fantastic Mardi Gras Celebration from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free! Enjoy live music by the Cougar Creek Band, plus there will be chili, cornbread, snacks, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages available to purchase! MemorialCommunityCenter.com. 208-264-5481

- What's happening this week through Sunday, February 15 -

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

10 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.

10 FSPW Wine Tasting Sip 'n' Shop Benefit. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts a Sip 'n' Shop Benefit from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Enjoy handcrafted wines while supporting the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. ScotchmanPeaks.org. 208-627-2448

10 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

11 KPND Ski and Board Party. Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts the KPND Ski and Board Party starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy great prizes, food and drink specials, and lots of fun! 208-255-7558

11 Bingo Night. MickDuff's Brewing Company Beer Hall & Brewery, 220 Cedar St., hosts Bingo Night every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. It is free for everyone and the longer you are there, the more game cards you get! 208-209-6700

11-22 Sandpoint Winter Carnival. Annual celebration includes family-friendly winter events including Skijoring at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, Parade of the Lights in downtown Sandpoint, a gourmet Winter Bites event, the K-9 Keg Pull, and a Fireworks Finale at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. SandpointWinterCarnival.com. 208-255-1876

12 Chocolate Extravaganza. Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeepers hosts a Chocolate Extravaganza fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Cedar Street Bridge. The entire night is dedicated to tasting chocolate! Enjoy decadent hand-crafted chocolate desserts prepared by local restaurants, plus there will be wine and beer, raffle prizes, a silent auction, and lots of fun with the Lake Pend Oreille community. Grab your sweetheart and join LPOW for this unforgettable date night in beautiful downtown Sandpoint! Tickets are $15 in advance, available at the LPOW office at 109 First Ave., Ste. B, Eichardt's Pub and Pedro's; and $20 at the door. Each ticket includes a free glass of wine or beer!

13 Valentine Dinner. Western Pleasure Guest Ranch hosts a Valentine Dinner from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Make a reservation and treat your sweetheart to a romantic evening of fabulous food and music. Enjoy a candle-lit five course dinner in the lodge prepared by chef Shelly, and take a step back in time in a one-horse open sleigh ($75 for a private ride). Stay overnight in either a cozy lodge room or a hand-hewn log cabin. Cost is $39.50; visit the ranch's website for more information or call 208-263-9066.

13 Parade of the Lights and Bonfire. The wild 'n' crazy Winter Carnival Parade arrives in downtown Sandpoint with its legions of zany floats, marching groups and, quite possibly, the World's Longest Knit Cap (which stretches a good block long). It all kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with the parade, along with a bonfire in Jeff Jones Town Square. Calling all groups who would like to participate in the Parade of Lights! All are welcome - floats, groups, even snow plows! Sponsored by Sandpoint's Business Improvement District; call 208-263-2161 for details or download a parade entry form online. For more information about the week's events, visit the Sandpoint Winter Carnival's official website.

13 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with One Street Over. This musical talent features Bridgett Lewis on vocals and guitar wonder Michael Lewis on vocals and guitars. A dynamic father-daughter duo from Nashville, Tenn., now located in Washington state. These two offer a knock-down show with world class talent. POWine.com. 208-265-8545

13 Cirque de Sandpoint. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts a silk aerial performance, fire dancing, as well as a local dance troupe performance, during the Cirque de Sandpoint event. It's all happening at Jeff Jones Town Square, at 6:30 p.m. following after the Carnival's Parade of the Lights. Then, come warm up inside Pend d'Oreille Winery afterwards and enjoy live music, wine and food. A portion of the evening's sales from Bistro Rouge will be donated to the Bonner Community Food Bank. For more information about the week's events, visit the Sandpoint Winter Carnival's official website.

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

13-14 Girl on a Bicycle. Celebrate Valentine's Weekend with the French-filmed Girl on a Bicycle at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday only, in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. The evening opens featuring a winning short from the Sandpoint Film Festival. Learn more about the film on the Sandpoint Movies Page; purchase tickets online at Panida.org. 208-263-9191

13-14 Venus in Fur. American Laboratory Theatre and Sandpoint Onstage present the Tony-Award winning play by David Ives, directed by Jesús Quintero, at 8 p.m. in the Cedar Street Bridge. A steamy, sultry February in Sandpoint? Believe it. This smash hit on Broadway is deliciously seductive - a play within a play, pitting actress against director in a sensual power struggle. Must be 18 or older to attend. Content not suitable for all audiences, and viewer discretion advised. SandpointOnstage.com.

13-14 McManus in Love. Get in the spirit of spring this winter with a heart-to-heart performance of McManus in Love, a one-man comedy written by nationally renowned humor writer Patrick F. McManus, and starring his indentured actor Tim Behrens. The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. both Friday, Feb. 13, and again Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Pearl Theater, 7160 Ash St. in Bonners Ferry. Admission is $19 in advance, and $22 at the door; $15 for those age 16 and under. ThePearlTheater.org. 208-610-2846

14 First Saturday at the Museum. Bonner County History Museum hosts a Free First Saturday you don't want to miss! The museum will unveil four new exhibits including From Forest to Field: Agriculture in Bonner County; Voices of Bonner County; Tales from the Wardrobe; and History in the Making. This month's free event, held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month, is sponsored by Jim and Margarite Corcoran. BonnerCountyHistory.org. 208-263-2344

14 King of the Cornhole Tournament. MickDuff's Brewing Company Beer Hall & Brewery, 220 Cedar St., sponsors a King of the Cornhole Tournament every second Saturday of the month with registration starting at noon and first toss at 1 p.m. Cost is $10 buy-in per team, and 100 percent of registration fees are paid out as cash prizes. MickDuff's matches the pot up to $100 in gift cards. Winners get complimentary Mug Club Membership until the next monthly tournament champions are crowned. 208-209-6700

14 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Jake Robin jiving the original acoustic rock sounds with pop culture lyrical charisma. POWine.com. 208-265-8545

14-15 Winter Carnival Sleigh Ride and Dinner Show. As part of the Sandpoint Winter Carnival festivities, Western Pleasure Guest Ranch hosts a Sleigh Ride and Dinner Show. This memorable evening begins with a nostalgic horse-drawn sleigh ride powered by one of the ranch's draft teams. After the ride, enjoy the beauty and comfort of the lodge where you will be served a scrumptious ranch dinner. Conclude the evening with live musical entertainment. Saturday night music by Darin Hilderbrand; Sunday night music by Devon Wade. Couples, families, groups ... join the fun at Western Pleasure and kick off the annual Winter Carnival! WesternPleasureRanch.com. 208-263-9066

14-16 Schweitzer Presidents Weekend Celebration. Sunday night skiing and Laser Light Show highlight the holiday weekend. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

- What's happening this week through Sunday, February 22 -

16 through March 16 Dine Around Sandpoint. Are you ready to eat out and win some great prizes? Join over 30 Sandpoint-area restaurants during the 7th Annual Dine Around Sandpoint, held every day from Feb. 16 through March 16. Enjoy a meal at one of your favorite participating restaurants from Feb. 16, 2015 through March 16, 2015, and have a chance to win daily prizes and be eligible for the grand prize of a meal out a month for two people at 12 of the participating restaurants. For more information, visit the Dine Around Sandpoint Facebook Page.

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

17 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.

17 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

18 KPND Ski and Board Party. Kootenai River Brewing Co., 424 Riverside St. in Bonners Ferry, hosts the KPND Ski and Board Party starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy great prizes, food and drink specials, and lots of fun! 208-267-4677

18 Bingo Night. MickDuff's Brewing Company Beer Hall & Brewery, 220 Cedar St., hosts Bingo Night every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. It is free for everyone and the longer you are there, the more game cards you get! 208-209-6700

19 Winter Bites. The Sandpoint Events Center hosts the Winter Bites (formerly known as the Taste of Sandpoint), sponsored by the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce. Join the ravenous masses at this hugely popular Sandpoint Winter Carnival event! More than a dozen restaurants offer up tasty samples of their best specialties at bite-sized prices. Tickets are available at the door for $1 each; the average sample dish, brew or glass of wine is $3 to $7. 208-263-2161

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

20 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Dave Hannon, who has been playing music since he was six years old. Hannon has developed and carved out his own individual sound and work ethic. "The future is all about connecting with others through music, winning over hearts, one ear at a time," Hannon says. Come and experience this musical talent! POWine.com. 208-265-8545

20-21 Venus in Fur. American Laboratory Theatre and Sandpoint Onstage present the Tony-Award winning play by David Ives in the Panida Little Theater.

21-22 Skijoring. Date changed! Presented by Mountain Horse Adventures and Trinity at City Beach, gates open at 11 a.m. each day, and competition begins at noon at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Skijoring made its debut in Sandpoint in 2010, combining two favorite action pastimes: skiing and horseback riding. Skijoring is a Scandinavian sport that involves horses and riders pulling skiers at high speeds around a course of jumps and gates, and is an equally exciting spectator show for the entire family. Trinity at City Beach serves food and drink; expect some fun surprises! Admission is $7 per person; parking and children under 12 are free. Organizers are looking for volunteers; call if you want to be part of a great event. Those interested in participating are welcome to come to a practice session Feb. 8 at noon, 1759 N Kootenai Rd. SandpointSkijoring.com. 208-263-8768

21 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with the Wagoner Band. Mike and Sadie Wagoner are a father/daughter duo who sing and play not only acoustic versions of many classic tunes but also churn out some interesting original songs. Mike plays the guitar while Sadie rounds things out on a Jimbay Drum. Their professionalism is obvious ... they have a knack for playing that certain tune that often causes a crowd to want to sing along. POWine.com. 208-265-8545
21 SHS Grad Night Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction. Support our Sandpoint High School seniors by attending the SHS Grad Night Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction, held at the Tango Cafe inside Columbia Bank Center (formerly PSB). Doors open at 5 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. This is the main fundraiser for the 2015 Grad Night party, which is held the night of graduation. There will be a silent and loud auction during the event, and a Mardi Gras dinner will be catered by Tango. To order tickets ($30 per person) by check or credit card, e-mail tinaariss@hotmail.com or call 208-290-1546. Reserved tables for 8 are also being offered for $300. Please help us provide a safe, drug and alcohol free environment for the Class of 2015!

22 K9 Keg Pull, Neighborhood Coffee Tasting and Family Faire. One of Sandpoint’s most endearing and popular events, the annual K9 Keg Pull, is combined with Evans Brothers Coffee’s Neighborhood Coffee Tasting and Family Faire, making for one big event not to be missed! The Keg Pull starts at 10 a.m. in The Granary parking lot, with dogs of all sizes racing down a snow-packed course. $5 entry fee goes to the Panhandle Animal Shelter. A free Neighborhood Coffee Tasting takes place at Evans Brothers Coffee from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with hot chocolate for the kids. Plus, Evans Brothers partners with Waldorf School in sponsoring a Family Faire complete with magic show, felt soap making, face painting, candle making and other crafts and activities. A great time for all, dogs included! SandpointWinterCarnival.com.

- What's happening this week through Sunday, March 1 -

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

24 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.

24 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

25 KPND Ski and Board Party. The Neighborhood Pub, 124 S. Second Ave., hosts the KPND Ski and Board Party starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy great prizes, food and drink specials, and lots of fun! 

25 Bingo Night. MickDuff's Brewing Company Beer Hall & Brewery, 220 Cedar St., hosts Bingo Night every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. It is free for everyone and the longer you are there, the more game cards you get! 208-209-6700

27 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Bright Moments, an upbeat classic jazz band featuring trumpet and keyboard. POWine.com. 208-265-8545

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

28 The Princess and the Pea. The Pend Oreille Arts Council presents Missoula Children's Theater's rendition of The Princess and the Pea featuring local actors, in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Performances are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; tickets are $10 adults, $5 youth ages 18 and younger. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

Here is what's coming up in March!

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

4 KPND Ski and Board Party. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts the KPND Ski and Board Party starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy great prizes, food and drink specials, and lots of fun! 208-263-5673

6 Blue Sky Bunco. The Hope Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl., hosts the Blue Sky Bunco at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Hope Preschool. Enjoy a fun night of rolling dice, a chance to win some awesome raffle prizes, plus there will be beverages and pizza available to purchase along with free snacks and dessert! Tickets are $10; available by calling 208-264-5481.

6-7 The Follies. Angels Over Sandpoint hosts their annual charitable fundraiser in the Panida, featuring zany acts. Tickets go on sale Groundhog Day (Feb. 2). Please note: The Follies is racy and risque -- not for the easily offended! AngelsOverSandpoint.org. 208-290-5895

7 Distinguished Young Women 2015 Rock the Runway Fashion Show. Come see new spring fashions featured from your local Sandpoint retailers and bid on amazing gift baskets in the silent auction. And don’t leave without dessert for you and a friend after bidding the old fashioned way during our live dessert auction! This is the biggest fundraiser of the year. Come support your local DYW participants at Sandpoint High School Cafeteria. Doors open at 11:45 a.m., show starts at 12:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through a DYW participant or at the door. 608-937-5256

10 The Kite Runner. American Place Theatre's Literature to Life performance of The Kite Runner, adapted for the stage from the novel, takes audience on a heartbreaking journey of friendship and betrayal in a society of severe class division. Presented by the Pend Oreille Arts Council, The Kite Runner begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St. Tickets are $16 adults, $12 POAC members, and $5 youth ages 18 and younger. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

13 Annual Student Art Show Opening Reception. The Pend Oreille Arts Council hosts an Annual Student Art Show Opening Reception from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the POAC Gallery, 302 N. First Ave. The show features works by local art students, and remains on display through April 10 at the POAC Gallery. ArtinSandpoint.org.

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

14 Hope's Book and Bake Sale. The Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts a Book and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hardbacks and big books are 50 center, paperbacks are 25 cents; or choose five books for $1. All proceeds benefit MCC and the Panhandle Animal Shelter. MCC is accepting book donations for this event; books can be dropped off and placed in the donation bin at MCC. Thanks in advance! 208-264-5481

20-21 24 Hours of Schweitzer. Seventh annual 24-hour ski-a-thon begins Friday and ends Saturday, raising funds for cystinosis research. 24HoursforHank.org. 208-255-3081

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

Here is what's coming up in April!

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

17 Train Depot Art Show Opening Reception. The Pend Oreille Arts Council hosts a Sandpoint Train Depot Art Show Opening Reception at 5:30 p.m. in the POAC Gallery, 302 N. First Ave. The show features artwork featuring the Sandpoint Train Depot, and remains on display through June 12 at the POAC Gallery. ArtinSandpoint.org.

18 The Mask You Live In. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the Sandpoint Men's Group presentation of the film The Mask You Live In. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the movie starts at 7 p.m. There will be a Q & A session following the film, and parents and their children are strongly encouraged to attend. 208-263-9191

18 Distinguished Young Women 2015 Final Program
. Three months of hard work and dedication culminate in this one evening. Come support your Sandpoint DYW participants while they compete for college scholarships. More than $15,000 has been awarded the last two years during this program. Event is held at the Sandpoint Event Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through a DYW participant or at the door. 608-937-5256

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

Here is what's coming up in May!

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

8-9, 15-16 "The Platinum Review" Dinner Theater. The Heron Players present their 20th anniversary production, "The Platinum Review," for a great dinner theater evening at 7 p.m. (MST) in the Heron Community Center in Heron, Mont. Expect the usual hilarious, interactive, politically incorrect and fun evening of laughter and great food! The Players will take you back over the last 20 years from their beginning 'til now, with some looks at a few of the favorites. Dinner theater is $20 per person, by reservation only at 1-855-806-7328.

17 "The Platinum Review" Matinee. The Heron Players present their 20th anniversary production, "The Platinum Review," for a great matinee event at 2 p.m. (MST) in the Heron Community Center in Heron, Mont. Expect the usual hilarious, interactive, politically incorrect and fun afternoon of laughter! The Players will take you back over the last 20 years from their beginning 'til now, with some looks at a few of the favorites. Matinee is $6 adults, $3 children under age 12; purchase at the door. 406-847-2414.

17 Train Depot Art Show Opening Reception. The Pend Oreille Arts Council hosts a Sandpoint Train Depot Art Show Opening Reception at 5:30 p.m. in the POAC Gallery, 302 N. First Ave. The show features artwork featuring the Sandpoint Train Depot, and remains on display through June 12 at the POAC Gallery. ArtinSandpoint.org.

Here is what's coming up in June!

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

Here is what's coming up in July!

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

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