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So many events, it's spooky! Halloween is a real treat (no tricks!) in Sandpoint, where ghouls and goblins can enjoy a wide range of seasonal fun. Check out the Haunted Forest, held at the U of I Extension Center, 1925 N. Boyer Ave., from 8 p.m. 'til midnight Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1. Sponsored by the Idaho Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, tickets are $10 per person (sold on-site the day of the event only). Not recommended for children under 10 years old. All proceeds go to the Bonner County Chapter of Love INC. Parking will be at the U of I Extension office, with overflow parking available across the street at the Sandpoint Christian Center. And for the pets, there's a Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest at the Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut-off Rd. in Ponderay, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Enjoy bobbing for tennis balls, a pet costume photo booth, handmade treats for dogs, and candy for the kids. Best pet costume wins a stay at The Lodge and a cauldron full of treats and toys! Plus, there's good ol' fashioned family-friendly Trick-or-Treat events at Sandpoint City Hall, the Lions Den and the Bonner County Museum -- scroll below for details!

Sandpoint Film Festival is here! Take in a large selection of local filmmakers' works at the Panida Theater during the Sandpoint Film Festival. Film blocks begin at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, plus there will be a Lifetime Achievement Award presented to renowned actress, author and spokesperson Patty Duke at 8 p.m. Duke is best known for her stellar portrayal of Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, which garnered her an Academy Award at the age of 16. Duke has also received Golden Globe and Emmy awards for her incredible performances. Film festival tickets and more information, including a complete line-up of films, can be found at SandpointFilmFestival.com.

Here's what's happening in October!

Through Oct. 31 PSNI Firewood Raffle. Panhandle Special Needs, 1424 N. Boyer Ave., is holding a Firewood Raffle for two-plus premium cords of 16-inch red fir firewood, generously donated by Cloudsledge Conservation. Donations help fund programs for disabled adults in our community. Tickets are $5 each, or three for $10, available at PSNI. Drawing will be held Oct. 31. 208-263-7022

30-31 Frankenstein. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - a brilliant and highly acclaimed tale directed by Jesus Quintero - will come to life in a visual and auditory feast for the senses in the perfect location, The Eureka Institute's Warehouse at the Granary, 513 Oak St. Presented by Sandpoint Onstage at 7:30 p.m. each night, prepare for a highly-charged production complete with original musical score and accompaniment by bassist Eddie McDonnell. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 seniors; purchase tickets in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com or at the door on the night of the show.

30 KPND Football Party. Laughing Dog Brewing, 1109 Fontaine Dr., hosts the Thursday night KPND Football Party at 5:30 p.m. with host Tracy Bell; featuring New Orleans at Carolina.

30-Nov. 1 Haunted Forest. The U of I Extension Center, 1925 N. Boyer Ave., hosts the Haunted Forest from 8 p.m. 'til midnight Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1. Sponsored by the Idaho Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, tickets are $10 per person (sold on-site on the day of the event only). All proceeds go to the Bonner County Chapter of Love INC., a local charity. Parking will be at the U of I Extension office, with overflow parking available across the street at the Sandpoint Christian Center. Not recommended for children under 10 years old.

31 Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest. Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut-off Rd. in Ponderay, hosts the Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest. Join the festivities at The Pet Lodge from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be bobbing for tennis balls, a pet costume photo booth, handmade treats for dogs and candy for the kids. Best pet costume wins a complimentary overnight stay at The Lodge and a cauldron full of treats and toys! It should be a "howling good time!" 208-255-7687

31 Trick-or-Treat at City Hall. Calling all boys and ghouls! Mayor Logan and City of Sandpoint employees invite school-aged children to begin their Halloween celebrations with trick-or-treating from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Sandpoint City Hall, 1123 Lake St. (between Ella and Olive, right across from Pine Street Park). While supplies last, both first and second floor departments will be passing out candy. Stop at the Parks and Recreation Department to pick up a map and get a ballot to vote for the best decorated department! 208-263-3613

31 2nd Annual Trick-or-Treat at the Museum and Lions Den. Black cats are out and about, and pumpkins are talking! Come creep through the Lions Den, slink through the caboose, and slither through the Museum -- but beware of what's lurking in the dark and hiding in the corners! Trick-or-treating will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bonner County Museum and the Lions Den at Lakeview Park, 611 S. Ella Ave. Free admission and open to all! Sponsored by the Bonner County History Museum and Sandpoint Lions Club. BonnerCountyHistory.com. 208-263-2344

31 Halloween Carnival. Join us at The Bridge at Sandpoint, 1123 N. Division St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the annual Halloween Carnival! Enjoy family fun with games, prizes and trick-or-treating. Free and open to the public. TheBridgeatSandpoint.com. 208-263-1524

31 Halloween Night Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority hosts Halloween Night Live Music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Doug Bond will be playing his rendition of Spooky Halloween tunes! IdahoPourAuthority.com. 208-290-2280

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

31 Halloween Bash and Costume Contest with Sir Mix A Lot. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts a Halloween Bash and Costume Contest with Sir Mix A Lot starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, available at Eichardt's, 7B Boardshop and TicketsWest.com, and $30 on showday at The Hive's ticket booth located on Second Avenue. LiveFromTheHive.com.

31 The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Enjoy a midnight performance of the classic Halloween film Rocky Horror Picture Show. The Sandpoint Film Festival will be selling goodie bags at the door (not included in the price of the ticket), plus a Costume Contest precedes the show at 11:30 p.m. Items allowed in the theater for the show include confetti, party hats, noisemakers, gloves and flashlights. Items NOT allowed in the theater include water guns, silly string, rice, hot dogs and toast. Join the fun! Purchase tickets in advance at Panida.org (ends at 10 p.m. on the night of the show), or at Monarch Mountain Coffee.

Here is what's coming up in November!

1 Learn to Homebrew Day. Sandpoint's newly formed homebrew club hosts a public event in the parking lot of MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The group will be doing demonstrations of homebrewing and talking to the public about making beer in their homes! Join the fun and take part in brewing beer! 208-209-6700

1 Sandpoint Film Festival. Filmmakers' works at the Panida. See Hot Picks, above.

1 Saturday Night Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. featuring Justin Lantrip. This guitar soloist will be playing his special style of soulful tunes for your listening pleasure. IdahoPourAuthority.com. 208-290-2280

1 50/50 Bingo Night. Edgemere Grange, 3273 Bandy Rd. in Priest, holds a 50/50 Bingo Night at 7 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month (through March). Snacks available for purchase. 208-660-6959

2 Nordic Ski Swap and Wax Clinic. Sandpoint Nordic holds a Nordic Ski Swap and Wax Clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Eureka Annex building at 513 Oak St (by Evans Brothers Coffee). Drop off items to sell on Nov. 1 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit Sandpoint Nordic Club. SandpointNordic.com.

- What's happening this week through Sunday, November 9 -

3 KPND Football Party. MickDuff's, 312 N. First Ave., hosts the KPND Football Party at 5:30 p.m. with host Bob Witte. Featuring Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants.

4 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.

4 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 KPND Football Party. Laughing Dog Brewing, 1109 Fontaine Dr., hosts the Thursday night KPND Football Party at 5:30 p.m. with host Tracy Bell. Featuring Cleveland at Cincinnati.

6 Jeremy Jones' Higher: A Snowboard Film. Witness the journey of one of the greatest Big Mountain snowboarders of our time on the big screen with the screening of Jeremy Jones' Higher at 8 p.m. Presented by Subaru, $1 per ticket goes to "Protect our Winters" plus Teton Gravity Research will have a raffle to benefit the North Idaho Mountain Sports Education Fund. Tickets available at MickDuffs, 7B Board & Sports and The Alpine Shop; also at Panida.org.

6-9 Reckless Behavior. The Pearl Theater hosts Reckless Behavior at 7 p.m. (Nov. 9 is at 2 p.m.). Separating fact from fiction ... the life and death of Billy the Kid. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 at the door. ThePearlTheater.org. 208-6102846

7 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Emily Baker - a soulful singer with a soft, sweet, mellow sound. POWine.com. 208-265-8545

7 Teton Gravity Research Film. "Almost Ablaze" at the Panida. 208-263-9191

8 SARS Ski Swap. Schweitzer Alpine Racing School holds its annual Ski Swap from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Admission is $2/person or $5/family. Equipment drop-off is Friday, Nov. 7 from noon to 7 p.m.; equipment pick-up is Saturday, Nov. 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come on out and shop for deals - it's a great way to kick off the snow season!

8 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with the Powell Brothers. These brothers play covers and originals on various string instruments, of which they build themselves. POWine.com. 208-265-8545

9 Spokane String Quartet. Mateusz Wolski, first violin and concertmaster of the Spokane symphony, performs in a benefit concert with the Spokane String Quartet at 6:30 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. The quartet plans to play their three Bs concert featuring the Beethoven String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3, Barber's "Adagio for Strings" from String Quartet in B Major, Op. 11 and the Brahms String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 seniors or students, $50 family; available at the Sandpoint Music Conservatory, Eve's Leaves, Monarch Mountain Coffee, Eichardt's Pub, and Panida.org. The concert benefits the Music Conservatory, an accredited school of the performing arts in Sandpoint.

- What's happening this week through Sunday, November 16 -

10 KPND Football Party. MickDuff's, 312 N. First Ave., hosts the KPND Football Party at 5:30 p.m. with host Bob Witte. Featuring the Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles.

11 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.

11 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 Sip and Shop Fundraiser. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts the Sip and Shop fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to benefit the Panhandle Animal Shelter. Enjoy a brief meeting and presentation, then shop and sip! Come and support this local nonprofit; 10 percent of all proceeds from the tasting room, gift shop and Bistro Rouge will be donated to PAS! POWine.com. 208-265-8545

11 Southern Soul Assembly. KPND presents a concert with Southern Soul Assembly at 8 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. An artist-in-the-round performance series, Southern Soul Assembly features JJ Grey, Marc Broussard, Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson. Dishing up an easy-going blend of songs, Southern Soul Assembly debuted last spring to rave reviews, and the Sandpoint concert is the first stop on their 2014 11-city tour. Come out and hear their passionate, authentic and deeply soulful homage to the rich Southern musical spirit. Tickets are $35, available in advance at Eichardt's and Winter Ridge Foods. Panida.org.

13 KPND Football Party. Laughing Dog Brewing, 1109 Fontaine Dr., hosts Thursday night KPND Football Party at 5:30 p.m. with host Tracy Bell. Featuring Buffalo at Miami.

13 Greg Brown in Concert. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts acoustic folk musician at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Presented by KPND. View more information about the concert, plus buy tickets, at Panida.org. 208-263-9191

14 Annual Harvest Dinner. Hope Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts the Annual Harvest Dinner. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a no-host bar, complimentary appetizers, and fun-filled bucket raffles. At 7 p.m., a catered dinner by MCC featuring a traditional holiday meal and dessert will be served. This event is an annual tradition at MCC - come join us! Reservations are $25 each and must be paid for in advance at MemorialCommunityCenter.com, at the MCC, or call 208-264-5481. The event also kicks off MCC's Annual Christmas Giving Food Drive, so please bring non-perishable food items to donate. Every guest who brings food items will receive some free bucket raffle tickets.

14 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Britchy. Missoula's acoustic Americana duo features fine pickin' and timeless songwriting by Richie Reinholdt and Britt Arneson. POWine.com. 208-265-8545

14 Sandpoint Contra Dance. Enjoy community dancing in the New England tradition during the Sandpoint Contra Dance, held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. All dances taught and called to live music. It's fun, aerobic, and friend! Beginners and singles welcome; new dancers encouraged to arrive on time for the beginning! Bring a water bottle, clean comfortable shoes and your smile. Suggested donation $5; sponsored by Sandpoint Parks and Recreation and Lost Horse Press. 208-263-6751

15 Dancing With OUR Stars. The Utah Ballroom Dance Company presents Dancing with OUR Stars, a show that communities are raving about, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Similar to the popular TV show, six Sandpoint-area members are paired up with a professional to learn a ballroom dance routine over one week. Dances include the elegant waltz, the rhythmic Cuban salsa, the energetic American swing and more. This interactive production is so much fun - you will laugh, cheer, sing and laugh! Presented by the Pend Oreille Arts Council. General admission $20; POAC members $15; youth $10. ArtinSandpoint.org.

- What's happening this week through Sunday, November 23 -

17 KPND Football Party. MickDuff's, 312 N. First Ave., hosts the KPND Football Party at 5:30 p.m. with host Bob Witte. Featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans.

18 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.

18 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

20 KPND Football Party. Laughing Dog Brewing, 1109 Fontaine Dr., hosts the Thursday night KPND Football Party at 5:30 p.m. with host Tracy Bell. Featuring Kansas City at Oakland.

20 Telluride Mountainfilm Festival on Tour. The inspiring and adventure-filled Telluride Mountainfilm Festival hits the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., at 7 p.m. for one night only! A celebration of the environment, culture and adventure, Mountainfilm on Tour is a collection of award-winning independent documentary films from around the world designed to educate, inspire and motivate audiences about issues that matter. Selected from the best of the films shown at the four-day Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, these films document and promote the beauty of the human spirit, the rewards of perseverance and the preservation of our environment. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Idaho Conservation League. Local beer and wine will be on sale and great raffle prizes will be awarded. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. IdahoConservation.org. 208-265-9565

21 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

21-22 Turkey Bingo. Bonner Mall fundraiser benefitting Toys for Tots; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 21, noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 22. 263-4272

22 Holly Eve. Holiday fashion show and gala benefit for the Panida and Festival at Sandpoint with champagne, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment. 208-263-9191

22-30 K&K Thanksgiving Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club's annual fall fishing contest. LPOIC.org. 208-448-1365

23 MCS Fall Serenade. First Presbyterian Church, 417 N. Fourth Ave., hosts the MCS Fall Serenade at 5 p.m. The classical concert performed by staff from the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint raises funds to support our scholarship and tuition assistance programs. Dinner will be served following the concert. $5 suggested donation, at the door. SandpointConservatory.org. 208-265-4444

- What's happening this week through Sunday, November 30 -

24 KPND Football Party. MickDuff's, 312 N. First Ave., hosts the KPND Football Party at 5:30 p.m. with host Bob Witte. Featuring the Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints.

25 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.

25 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 Happy Thanksgiving!

28-Jan. 1 Holidays in Sandpoint. Tree lighting ceremony and caroling, along with cookies and cider with Santa, opens the holiday season in Sandpoint. Sponsored by Sandpoint's Business Improvement District. 208-255-1876

28-Dec. 24 Santa at the Mall. The Bonner Mall in Ponderay welcomes Santa Claus every weekend, through Dec. 24. 208-263-4272

28 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Marty Peron, and from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with the Flying Mammals. Peron is a solo singer and guitarist who plays covers and some originals with his own sweet sound; Flying Mammals is an Inland Northwest-based trio of brothers whose earnest and melodic songs have been striking a huge chord with audiences everywhere! Sip, shop, and relax with some music for Red Friday! POWine.com. 208-265-8545

28 The Shook Twins in Bonners Ferry. Enjoy a fabulous evening of live folk music with the Shook Twins, performing at 7:30 p.m. in the Pearl Theater. Identical twins Laurie and Katelyn Shook have spent the last eight years pursuing their passion for music and winning fans over by playing their unique style of quirky folk throughout the Northwest and beyond. Cost is $17 in advance, and $20 at the door. ThePearlTheater.org. 208-610-2846

29 Home for the Holidays with the Shook Twins. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts a special Thanksgiving weekend concert at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) with the Shook Twins and special guest John Craigie. Tickets are $12 in advance at Pedro's and Eichardt's, and also online at Panida.org ($1 online fee applies), and $15 on the night of the show. 208-263-9191

Here is what's coming up in December!

1 KPND Football Party
. MickDuff's, 312 N. First Ave., hosts the KPND Football Party at 5:30 p.m. with host Bob Witte. Featuring the Miami Dolphins at New York Jets.

4 KPND Football Party. Laughing Dog Brewing, 1109 Fontaine Dr., hosts the Thursday night KPND Football Party at 5:30 p.m. with host Tracy Bell. Featuring Dallas at Chicago.

4-6 Festival of Trees. Sandpoint Business and Events Center hosts three-day event including Family Night for the community Dec. 4 with decorated trees, music, cookies and Santa; Holiday Luncheon Dec. 5 with silent auction; Gala Dec. 6. Proceeds benefit Kinderhaven. 208-610-2208

5 Backcountry Film Festival. Immersing local kids in outdoor education is what SOLE (Selkirk Outdoor Leadership and Education) is all about. So the Backcountry Film Festival is always a natural fit - and this year's 10th annual event in the Panida features award-winning winter backcountry films which celebrate the human-powered experience. Plus there's a great silent auction and raffle, updates from key stakeholders, and good ol' community fun! Proceeds help fund the developing SnowSchool Experience program at Schweitzer. Tickets available online at SoleExperiences.org, Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters, Eichardt's, and the Alpine Shop.

6 Christmas Fair. Bonner County Fairgrounds hosts festive shopping event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring local craftspeople, food vendors, live entertainment and a visit from Santa. 208-263-8414

6 Classical Christmas Concert. The Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts the Idaho Humanities Council's Classical Christmas Concert at 6 p.m. with pianist Del Parkinson. MemorialCommunityCenter.com. 208-264-5481

6 50/50 Bingo Night. Edgemere Grange, 3273 Bandy Rd. in Priest, holds a 50/50 Bingo Night at 7 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month (October through March). Snacks will be available for purchase. 208-660-6959

7 TLC Celebration. Sandpoint Events Center hosts the TLC Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Seventh annual Luke Commission gathering is open to the public, and includes dessert, Swazi store, and presentation by directors Dr. Harry and Echo VanderWal.

8 KPND Football Party. MickDuff's, 312 N. First Ave., hosts the KPND Football Party at 5:30 p.m. with host Bob Witte. Featuring the Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers.

11 KPND Football Party. Laughing Dog Brewing, 1109 Fontaine Dr., hosts the Thursday night KPND Football Party at 5:30 p.m. with host Tracy Bell. Featuring Arizona at St. Louis.

12 Sandpoint Contra Dance. Enjoy community dancing in the New England tradition during the Sandpoint Contra Dance, held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. All dances taught and called to live music. It's fun, aerobic, and friend! Beginners and singles welcome; new dancers encouraged to arrive on time for the beginning! Bring a water bottle, clean comfortable shoes and your smile. Suggested donation $5; sponsored by Sandpoint Parks and Recreation and Lost Horse Press. 208-263-6751

12-14 Holiday Arts and Crafts Show. 'Tis the season to enjoy this annual shopping event at the Bonner Mall in Ponderay, featuring 25 vendors offering a variety of handcrafted and unique items. 208-263-4272

12, 14 Pend Oreille Orchestra and Chorale Classical Concert
. The Pend Oreille Orchestra and Chorale presents Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass and other classical pieces at 7 p.m. Friday, and 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Free admission.

12-13 ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Allegro Dance Studio’s Christmas recital in the Panida Theater. 208-263-9191

15 KPND Football Party. MickDuff's, 312 N. First Ave., hosts the KPND Football Party at 5:30 p.m. with host Bob Witte. Featuring the New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears.

15 Eugene Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Enjoy Clara's journey with spirited party children, mischievous mice, elegant skaters and dancers from around the globe – in the dazzling fantasy world of the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy - during the Eugene Ballet's The Nutcracker performance at 7 p.m. in the Panida Theater. Presented by the Pend Oreille Arts Council, Toni Pimble's exquisite choreography, Don Carson's colorful and magical sets, the Company joined on stage by local dance students, and the magic of live music are masterfully orchestrated to create the perfect tradition for everyone on your holiday list. This performance is always a sellout – get your tickets early! Adults, $25; POAC members, $20; youth, $10. ArtinSandpoint.org.

18 KPND Football Party. Laughing Dog Brewing, 1109 Fontaine Dr., hosts the Thursday night KPND Football Party at 5:30 p.m. with host Tracy Bell. Featuring Tennessee at Jacksonville.

18 Danceworks Christmas Show. Annual holiday dance recital at the Panida Theater. 208-263-9191

20 The Jazzy Nutcracker. Studio One hosts performance of its Christmas concert in the Panida Theater. 208-263-9191

22 KPND Football Party. MickDuff's, 312 N. First Ave., hosts the KPND Football Party at 5:30 p.m. with host Bob Witte. Featuring the Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals.

23-24 Santa Skis at Schweitzer. Santa delivers treats on the slopes and leads a balloon parade from Basin Express with Mrs. Claud on Christmas Eve, followed by cookies and last-minute wishes at the Selkirk Lodge. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

31 New Year’s Eve Parties at Schweitzer. Parties for all ages at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, including the rockin’ party at Taps. Tickets go on sale Dec. 1 in the Activity Center. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

Here is what's coming up in January 2015!

9-30 Starlight Junior Race Series
. Local race series at Schweitzer takes place on Friday nights in January. Sponsored by the Independence Race League. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

10 Winter Trails Day. Schweitzer hosts cross-country and skate ski lessons. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

17 Northern Lights at Schweitzer. Fireworks and torchlight parade at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, followed by a party in Taps. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

22-24 Banff Mountain Film Festival. Panida Theater hosts three-day screening event of world’s best mountain and culture films. Proceeds benefit Satipo Kids Project. 263-4283

24-25 Stomp Games. Banked slalom and slopestyle competitions for all ages at Schweitzer. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

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