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Lights, camera, picnic! Gather up the family and head outside for a free Movie in the Park! The Bonner County History Museum sponsors this summer series, starting with the Disney film "Moana," on Friday, July 21. Admission is free, and gates open at 6:30 p.m. to place blankets and chairs; the movie begins at sundown. Concessions will be available if you decide not to pack a picnic. The showing is weather-dependent, so check the museum's website at BonnerCountyHistory.org for updated information. Sponsored by the museum, Pine Street Dental, and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. Please note: Alcohol is not permitted in city parks. Check the calendar below for more Friday night films through August.

Here's what's happening in July!

20 Reclaim Idaho Campaign Kickoff. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the Reclaim Idaho Campaign Kickoff featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Sandpoint native Marilynne Robinson starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Reclaim Idaho is an initiative organized by Luke Mayville and Garrett Strizich, 2003 graduates of Sandpoint High School, aimed at reclaiming local values that both Mayville and Garrett believe are in danger of being lost. Robinson is an eloquent advocate for public education, a Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author of essays and novels including "Housekeeping," set in a fictional version of Sandpoint that drew upon her childhood experiences. Learn more in the Summer 2017 issue of Sandpoint Magazine (p. 63) or visit ReclaimIdaho.org.

20 Thursday Night Solo Series: Wyatt Wood. Come out for the Thursday Night Solo Series at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., featuring Spokane Valley native Wyatt Wood. With more than 15 years of music experience and an education in music production, Wood is doing what he knows best -- playing tunes for fans! Come out and hear his originals and take in this Inland Northwest talent before he goes on tour. Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

20 Thursday Night Live Music. Get ready to get your country rock on with Devon Wade, one of Idaho's top country stars as he performs solo on the outdoor patio from 9 p.m. 'til midnight at the 219er, 219 N. First Ave. Bring your dancing shoes! Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

21-23 Northwest YogaFeast. Eureka Institute's 8th annual experience that frees the spirit, feeds the soul, and nurtures the tummy! Eureka-Institute.org. 208-263-2217  

21-23 Garden of Artistry. Ponderay Garden Center on Highway 95 (north of Walmart) hosts the Garden of Artistry. This invitational fine art show features some of the region's finest artists, and is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. In addition, Carousel of Smiles hosts an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday evening. The show and the reception are free and open to the public.

21 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St. hosts live music 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

21 Winery Live Music. Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St. hosts live music 5 to 8 p.m. featuring the classic folk jams of Bridges Home.  POWine.com.

21 SAFL Spaghetti Feed and Auction Fundraiser. Enjoy tasty chow, bid on great goods, and support area kids all at once during the Spaghetti Feed and Fundraiser in support of the Sandpoint Affordable Football & Cheer League (SAFL). The event begins at 5 p.m. at Cedar Hills Church, 227 McGhee Rd. in Kootenai, and everyone is invited. The event benefits the SAFL scholarship fund for both youth football players and cheerleaders. Along with the home-cooked spaghetti, there will be a silent auction with merchandise and certificates from Schweitzer Mountain, Triple Play Family Fun Park, Silverwood Theme Park, and more! And check out the Sports Page for information about the free Football and Cheer Camp.

21-23 Lost in Paris. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts screenings of the film Lost in Paris at 5:30 p.m. July 21, 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 22, and 3:30 p.m. July 23. Learn more on the Sandpoint Movies page or Panida.org.

21 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St. hosts live music 5:30 to 7:30p.m. featuring Marty Perron and Doug Bond.

21 Movie in the Park: Moana. The Bonner County History Museum hosts Movie in the Park, featuring the film Moana, in Lakeview Park. Admission is free; gates open at 6:30 p.m. to place blankets and chairs, and the movie begins at sundown. Concessions will be available. Showing is weather-dependent; check the museum's website at BonnerCountyHistory.org for updated information. Sponsored by the museum, Pine Street Dental, and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. Please note: Alcohol is not permitted in city parks.

21 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with Brian Jacobs and Chris Lynch from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This fun duo with a great sound will have you on the dance floor! Come by to hear them, grab some pints, play some games and enjoy! Also joining the crowd is the Edelwagen food truck with their awesome handcrafted sausages and high-quality food! Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

21 Live Music at the 219. The 219er, at 219 First Ave., hosts live music with Harold's IGA from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. This Sandpoint favorite multi-instrumental trio plays folk rock originals and off-the-beaten track covers from artists like Ween, Talking Heads and Violent Femmes. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. Mandala Pizza available out back. 219.bar.

22 Sam Owen Fire District Pancake Breakfast. Sam Owen Fire Station #1, at the junction of Highway 200 and Peninsula Road in Hope, hosts the 13th annual Sam Owen Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Join the firefighters and volunteers for a tasty breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, and biscuits and gravy. After breakfast, enjoy a tour of the station and let the kids' imaginations become realities as they sit in a real fire truck and try on firefighter equipment. There will be books and Junior Firefighter hats for the kids. Meet your friends and neighbors and start the day off right! Cost is $5 adult, $2.50 under age 12. 208-264-5354

22 Sandpoint Farmers Market. The Sandpoint Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Farmin Park. Enjoy locally grown produce, baked goods, arts and crafts, plus live music featuring Beth Pederson and Betsy Hammet. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

22 Winery Live Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St. hosts live music 5 to 8 p.m. featuring the dynamic duo of Meg & Chris Lynch. POWine.com.

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

22 Bright Moments Jazz. Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts Bright Moments Jazz from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

22 Beer Hall Live Music. Newport's Scotia Road is coming to MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., for a fun show from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.! This four-piece family band is made up of guitar, mandolin and upright bass mingling with the calming vocals and harmonies of the mother-daughter duo. You might just fall in love with Scotia Road. Joining the fun this night is the Mandala Pizza food truck who will be onsite serving up slices of their wood-fired pizza and more for your delicious delights! Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

22 Live Music at the 219. The 219er, at 219 First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. 'til midnight with Spokane rock band Fat Lady. If you're looking for a mild-mannered concert experience, then avoid Fat Lady at all costs! Led by Schuyler Dornbirer, one of Spokane's premier guitar players, the group's '60s rock-inspired originals and covers are far from tepid or trepidatious. This band gets loud and gets down! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. Burgers out back by The Old Tin Can. 219.bar.

23 8th Annual 6-Pack Alleycat Ride. Join the 8th Annual 6-Pack Alleycat Ride at 2 p.m., with registration beginning at 1 p.m. at Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair on Pine Street. Think of this as a scavenger hunt on your bicycle! Any bicycle can be entered; plan to ride 12-15 miles. Swag and prizes for 1st, 2nd and DFL at the After-Party. Registration is $15 and all proceeds benefit the Marine Corps League 1110.

23 Game Night with Racheal. Come in to The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., for Game Night with Racheal from 7 p.m. 'til close. It's a fun night of games, beers and cocktails with one of Sandpoint's favorite bartenders. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

25 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

26 Sandpoint Farmers Market. The Sandpoint Farmers Market is open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Farmin Park. Shop for locally grown produce, baked goods, arts and crafts, plus enjoy live music featuring Truck Mills. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

26 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St. hosts live music 5 to 7 p.m. featuring folk and blues artist Shine Delphi.

26 Open Mic. SKaL Taproom in Ponderay hosts an open mic from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Musicians and comedians welcome! Open mic is held every Wednesday.

26 Magic Wednesday. Jalapeno's Mexican Restaurant, 314 N. Second Ave., hosts Magic Wednesdays with resident magician Star Alexander from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Star amazes guests at the dinner table and in the bar with up-close, interactive magical entertainment for all ages!

27 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time for people and pooches alike! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, food and beverages available for purchase, plus a fenced-in area for dogs. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Trinity at City Beach. Held on the last Thursday of the month (locations vary monthly). Free admission; donations welcome! 208-265-7297

27 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Kevin Dorin. "Kevin Dorin sounds like noone but Kevin Dorin" -- says everyone, and that includes your grandmother. Join Kevin for the fourth Thursday of the month. He usually invites a friend in for a song or two! Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

27 Bright Moments Jazz. Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts Bright Moments Jazz from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

27 Live Music at the 219. The historic 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music featuring Nevada's own Liam Kyle Cahill from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. Cahill is returning to the 219 for a special Thursday night performance. This young troubadour's adventurous spirit has carried him all over the world, and there are few acoustic artists who can hold a candle to his powerful performances, contained within it whip-smart lyrics and earnest guitar chops. Free and open to the public; ages 21 and older only. Non-smoking environment. Mandala Pizza available on the back patio. 219.bar.

28 Winery Live Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St. hosts live music 5 to 8 p.m. featuring the melodic guitar stylings of David Walsh. POWine.com.

28 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St. hosts live music 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Bare Grass.

28 Runa in Concert. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St., hosts Irish music's new super-group Runa in concert. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, Runa offers a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. Learn more at RunaMusic.com/2016. Tickets are $12 in advance by calling Di Luna's at 208-263-0846.

28 Movie in the Park: The Sandlot. The Bonner County History Museum hosts a Movie in the Park in Lakeview Park, featuring the film The Sandlot. Admission is free; gates open at 6:30 p.m. to place blankets and chairs, and the movie begins at sundown. Concessions will be available. Showing is weather-dependent; check the museum's website at BonnerCountyHistory.org for information. Sponsored by the museum, Pine Street Dental, and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation.

28 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with The Beat Diggers from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Made up of all locals, The Beat Diggers share cool tunes, ear candy harmonies, and epic rock and roll. This band of innovators includes lead guitarist and vocalist Benny Baker, drummer Ali Maverick Thomas, Christine Kester, Mike (Big Dog) Poulin, Rob Smith, and whoever may stoke the stage to instigate true musical treats. Joining the fun this night is the Old Tin Can food truck who will be onsite dishing up burgers! Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

28 DJ Music at the 219. The 219er, at 219 First Ave., hosts music by DJ Josh, one of Sandpoint's favorite DJ's who will be playing a selection of your favorite tunes on the patio bar from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. Pizza by Mandala Pizza will be available. Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

29 Crazy Days. Merchants offer big deals during the annual Crazy Days sidewalk sale, starting at 9 a.m. in downtown Sandpoint. Arrive early for the very best bargains, and stick around for the Sandpoint Farmers Market at Farmin Park! In addition, check out the Panida Theater Book and Media Sale fundraiser, held at the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. This annual event features a treasure trove of CDs, DVDs, and all kinds of entertainment, with proceeds benefitting the Panida Arts Scholarship. DowntownSandpoint.com. 208-255-1876

29 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St. hosts live music 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Brian Ernst.

29-30 New York Dog Film Festival. The New York Dog Film Festival is coming to the Panida Theater! This fun animal-rific festival is full of great short films starring our best friends -- dogs! Part 1 will be held at 6 p.m. July 29 and 3:30 p.m. July 30; Part 2 will be held at 8 p.m. July 29 and 5:30 p.m. July 30 at 5:30p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door, with a portion of every ticket going to the Panhandle Animal Shelter. Learn more on the Panida website.

29 PAFE Summer Soiree. Sandpoint’s biggest summertime gala of the year - and the most important annual fundraiser for the Panhandle Alliance For Education - has its doors wide open to all friends of public education. The alliance's Summer Soiree will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the waterfront with fine food, entertainment, art and engaging discussions of exciting developments in education for the young people in the Lake Pend Oreille School District. Tickets are $150 per person, and there are opportunities to donate more through auction of art, sculpture, jewelry and experiences. There are also dedicated grants supporting teachers' programs, and the annual paddle raise. Click to read a press release for more details. For tickets, call the PAFE office at 208-263-7040, or visit PanhandleAlliance.org.

29 Oden Hall Summer Dance. The Sandpoint Chapter of USA Dance sponsors a dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Oden Hall on Sunnyside Road. There will be a fox trot dance lesson taught by professional instructors from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., then dance the night away with live music by Bocatz. Admission is $10 adult, $5 teen; open to the public. For more information, visit USADanceSandpoint.org, or call 208-699-0421.

29 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with Ron Greene from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Greene has been a dynamic musical presence as a professional musician and solo artist, spending the last decade performing throughout the Northwest and West Coast. As a soloist Greene's intimate stage presence has gained him a reputation as a passionate singer. Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

29 Live Music at the 219. The 219er, at 219 First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. 'til midnight with The Incredible Dookie Brothers. It's time to dance to this incredible Sandpoint rock group who will be playing a range of classic songs. Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

30 Game Night with Racheal. Come in to The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., for Game Night with Racheal from 7 p.m. 'til close. It's a fun night of games, beers and cocktails with one of Sandpoint's favorite bartenders. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

All summer long - Lake cruises. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises hosts a variety of cruises aboard the Shawnodese, including the Daily Cruise and the Sunset Dessert & Eagle Watching Cruise departing from Sandpoint City Beach. Learn more at LakePendOreilleCruises.com or call 208-255-5253.

Here is what's coming up in August!

1 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to Midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show!  Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

3 Festival at Sandpoint: Pink Martini. The 34th annual Festival at Sandpoint kicks off with a concert featuring Pink Martini, a 12-musician band that performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout the world. Martini specials in colorful glasses will be featured at the Festival Bar. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

3 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., kicks off a great month of music with Holus Bolus (meaning "all at once"). Holus Bolus is one person - multi-instrumentalist Tom Boylan. Outfitted with a small drum-kit and an acoustic guitar with some foot pedals, Holus Bolus builds songs one layer at a time, coalescing into one sound that's acoustic-psychedelic groove-rock. Ages 21 and older only. Non-smoking environment. 219.bar

4-5 Bonner County PRCA Rodeo. Evening action starts at 7 p.m. each night in the Bonner County Fairgrounds outdoor arena for the Bonner County Rodeo - named Top Small PRCA Rodeo for the Columbia River Circuit in 2016. Food and drink vendors round out the event with delicious eats and refreshing beverages. Great family fun -- don't miss it! Tickets are $12 adults and $6 youth in advance at BonnerCountyFair.com.

4 Festival at Sandpoint: The B-52s
. Performing at the 34th annual Festival at Sandpoint, the B-52s are considered "The World's Greatest Party Band" and remain one of rock music's most beloved musical groups. This is a dance concert, so there will be increased dancing and standing areas in front of the stage. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets at FestivalatSandpoint.com or call 208-265-4554.

4 Live Music at the 219. Making their 219 debut appearance outside on the patio from 9 p.m. 'til midnight, the Riff Hangers is a five-piece acoustic band that will entertain you with a variety of country, blues, swing and folk music. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. Pizza on the patio by Mandala Pizza. 219.bar.

4 Aftival: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts annual Aftival concert series at 10 p.m. (doors open at 9 p.m.), following the Festival at Sandpoint. Ticket info: LiveFromTheHive.com.

5 Long Bridge Swim. Hundreds compete in a 1.76-mile swim across Lake Pend Oreille during this 23rd annual event. Registration is now open - visit LongBridgeSwim.org to register (online registration ends Aug. 1) plus get more information, including Packet Pick-up dates and times. 208-265-2615

5 Museum's Free First Saturday. The Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts Free First Saturday with special hours from 8 a.m. 'til noon. Everyone is invited to enjoy the museum free of charge! Sponsored this month by the Co-Op Country Store. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

5 Festival at Sandpoint: Jake Owen. Country superstar Jake Owen takes the stage at the Festival at Sandpoint, playing his growing number of hit songs including "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" and "Beachin'" among many others. Opening the show is Mitchell Tempenny. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Buy tickets at FestivalatSandpoint.com or call 208-265-4554.

5 Live Music at the 219 with These Two Guys.  The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts These Two Guys. A dynamic duo straight from Phoenix, these two talented musicians bring classic covers that you don't hear every day mixed in with accomplished pickin'. Great vocals with two guitars and These Two Guys. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar. Pizza out back by Mandala Pizza.

5 Aftival: Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts annual Aftival concert series at 10 p.m. (doors open at 9 p.m.), following the Festival at Sandpoint. Tickets and more info: LiveFromTheHive.com.

6 Schweitzer Huckleberry Color Fun Run and Walk. Hit the trails at Schweitzer Mountain Resort for the Huckleberry Color Fun Run and Walk starting at 10 a.m. in the village. Courses include 5K and 2.5K loops for runners and walkers of all ages. Both courses pass through several color zones where runners are showered with a biodegradable color-dyed cornstarch; participants finish back in the village in time for the group color toss. Early registration by July 28 includes fun run entry, a commemorative T-shirt, sunglasses, a powder pack for the group color toss, and a gourmet hot dog. Registration also includes a complimentary scenic foot passenger lift ticket valid for August 6 only. Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

6 Festival at Sandpoint: Family Concert. Round up the kids and head to the Festival's Family Concert, The Frog Prince, featuring the Spokane Youth Orchestra conducted by Gary Sheldon. Fun activities for the kids, including an Instrument Petting Zoo and an Animal Petting Zoo, help round out the always-popular family concert. Buy tickets at FestivalatSandpoint.com or call 208-265-4554.

6 Game Night with Racheal. Come in to The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., for Game Night with Racheal from 7 p.m. 'til close. It's a fun night of games, beers and cocktails with one of Sandpoint's favorite bartenders. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

7 Full Moon and Hors d'oeuvres Cruise. Enjoy a variety of hors d'oeuvres while cruising through eagle territory during a two-hour boat cruise aboard the Shawnodese, departing from Sandpoint City Beach. To cap off the evening, watch the full moon as it rises above the spectacular Cabinet Mountains before returning to port. With any luck, you will actually observe two or possibly even three moonrises! Reservations required; $36 fare. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

8-12 Bonner County Fair. Old-fashioned country event at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Ave., concluding with a Demolition Derby on Saturday night (Aug. 12) to round out the fun. BonnerCountyFair.com. 208-263-8414

9 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to Midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

10 Festival at Sandpoint: The Head and The Heart. American indie folk band The Head and The Heart return to the Festival at Sandpoint stage, with a sound that's influenced by Americana, country-rock and classic Beatlesque pop. The six-piece Seattle band reached No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts for the first time with its latest studio album "Signs of Light." Opening the show is Roman Candles. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Arrive early for the Brew Tasting! Buy tickets at FestivalatSandpoint.com or call 208-265-4554.

11-13, 18-20 Artists' Studio Tour. 13th annual self-guided driving tour of working studios through North Idaho. ArtTourDrive.org. 800-800-2106

11 Festival at Sandpoint: Iration/The Wailers. Iration is a deep-rooted indie band whose reggae influences are fused with elements of pop and rock to create a smooth original sound. Double billed with The Wailers, formed by the remaining members of Bob Marley & The Wailers after Marley died in 1981. Get ready to groove! This is a dance concert, so there will be increased dancing and standing areas in front of the stage! Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets at FestivalatSandpoint.com or call 208-265-4554.

11 Sandpoint Contra Dance. All are invited to attend a community dance in the New England tradition - a Contra Dance - starting at 7 p.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. All dances are taught and called with live music. Beginners and singles are welcome (new dancers are encouraged to arrive in time for the beginning to start with the basics). $5 donation; bring clean shoes and a water bottle. Sponsored by Lost Horse Press and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. * Held on the second Friday of every month. 208-263-6751

11 Challenge of Champions
. Annual bull riding and barrel racing contest at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Ave. BonnerCountyFair.com.

11 Live Music at the 219. The 219'er, at 219 First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. 'til midnight with The Devon Wade Band from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. Get your dancing shoes on with one of the area's best country rock bands! Free and open to the public ages 21 and older; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

11 Aftival: Beats Antique. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts annual Aftival concert series at 10 p.m. (doors open at 9 p.m.), following the Festival at Sandpoint. Ticket info: LiveFromTheHive.com.

12 Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-In. Regional pilots fly into Sandpoint Airport, or Dover Bay for seaplanes, during the 12th Annual Fly-In featuring a breakfast and aircraft display. Sponsored by the Sandpoint EAA Chapter 1441. 208-255-9954

12-13 Schweitzer Downhill Enduro Jam. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts a downhill bike event, with practice course open Aug. 12 and the race held Aug. 13. Schweitzer.com.

12-13 Arts & Crafts Fair. Pend Oreille Art Council's popular 45th annual Arts & Crafts Fair at Sandpoint City Beach, held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, includes artist booths, food vendors, live entertainment, and a youth art area, and draws a crowd of over 5,000 people annually. All jury and booth fees directly benefit POAC's programs in visual and performing arts, and art education for the benefit of our community. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

12 Festival at Sandpoint: George Thorogood and the Destroyers. It's gonna be a rock party as George Thorogood and the Destroyers bring their "high-energy boogie-blues" sounds to Memorial Field. A staple of 1980s rock radio with hits like his original songs "Bad to the Bone" and "I Drink Alone," Throrgood also helped popularize older songs by American icons such as "Move It on Over" and "Who Do You Love?" Opening is The White Buffalo. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Buy tickets at FestivalatSandpoint.com or call 208-265-4554.

12 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts acclaimed Northwest guitarist Truck Mills and his four-piece band.  Mills is a master musician who plays a wide variety of music ranging from blues with a jazz gospel flair. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

12 Aftival: The New Mastersounds. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts annual Aftival concert series at 10 p.m. (doors open at 9 p.m.), following the Festival at Sandpoint. Ticket info: LiveFromTheHive.com.

13 Festival at Sandpoint: Spokane Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Gary Sheldon conducts the Nordic Nights Grand Finale featuring soloist Tien Hsieh on piano. Fireworks cap off the concert. Arrive early for Taste of the Stars complimentary wine tasting at 4:30 p.m. Buy tickets at FestivalatSandpoint.com or call 208-265-4554.

13 Game Night with Racheal. Come in to The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., for Game Night with Racheal from 7 p.m. 'til close. It's a fun night of games, beers and cocktails with one of Sandpoint's favorite bartenders. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

15 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

16 Five Minutes of Fame. Writers, musicians, listeners ... all are welcome to the Five Minutes of Fame open mic at 6:30 p.m., held at Cafe Bodega inside Foster's Crossing, 504 Oak St. The open mic takes place on the third Wednesday of every month. 208-263-5911

18-19 Spokane-to-Sandpoint Relay Race. The 10th annual "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. It's one of the Pacific Northwest's premier running events. SpokanetoSandpoint.com. 541-633-7174

18 Movie in the Park: The Princess Bride. The Bonner County History Museum hosts a Movie in the Park in Lakeview Park, featuring the film The Princess Bride. Admission is free; gates open at 6:30 p.m. to place blankets and chairs, and the movie begins at sundown. Concessions will be available. Showing is weather-dependent; check the museum's website at BonnerCountyHistory.org for the latest information. Sponsored by the museum, Pine Street Dental, and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation.

18 DJ at the 219 Lounge. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts music by DJ Josh. One of Sandpoint's favorite DJs will be playing a selection of your favorite tunes on the patio bar from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar. Pizza by Mandala Pizza on the back patio.

19 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with The Incredible Flying Dookie Brothers from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. It's time to dance to this incredible Sandpoint rock group who will be playing a range of classic rock songs. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar. Pizza by Mandala Pizza on the back patio.

20 MacBeth. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks hosts a performance of MacBeth at 6 p.m. in the Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Ave. Opening act features Shakespeare Theater students from the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint. Bring a picnic, a chair, and enjoy! Free admission. Sponsored locally by Lost Horse Press.

20 Game Night with Racheal. Come in to the 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., for Game Night with Racheal from 7 p.m. 'til close. It's a fun night of games, beers and cocktails with one of Sandpoint's favorite bartenders. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

21 Solar Eclipse Cruise. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience an almost complete solar eclipse while out on the lake! Lake Pend Oreille Cruises hosts a Solar Eclipse Cruise from 9 a.m. until noon. The Shawnodese will take passengers out towards the islands of Hope while watching the sun (complimentary eyeware protects eyes) slowly disappear; mid-cruise will be in virtual darkness at the peak of the eclipse. Light brunch and lunch items available for purchase. This will be a popular cruise so book early! Cost is $41 per person. 208-255-5253 or visit LakePendOreilleCruises.com.

22 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

25 Movie in the Park: Trolls. The Bonner County History Museum hosts a Movie in the Park in Lakeview Park, featuring the film Trolls. Admission is free; gates open at 6:30 p.m. to place blankets and chairs, and the movie begins at sundown. Concessions will be available. Showing is weather-dependent; check the museum's website at BonnerCountyHistory.org for updates and information. Sponsored by the museum, Pine Street Dental, and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation.

25 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with Bare Grass from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. Get your fun and funky bluegrass and jam groove on with this Sandpoint bluegrass trio. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar. Pizza out back on the patio by Mandala Pizza.

26 Bikes, Blues and Brews. Sandpoint's second annual Bikes, Blues and Brews Motorcycle Run and Poker Run starts at 9 a.m. at A&Ps for breakfast, with registration at 10 a.m., then head out for the Bull River Loop at 10:30 a.m. Gather back at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., for the bike show. E-mail Dave to learn more at bikesbluesbrews@gmail.com.

26 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with Harold's IGA from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. A Sandpoint favorite multi-instrumental trio that plays folk rock originals and off-the-beaten track covers from artists like Ween, Talking Heads and Violent Femmes. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar. Pizza out back by Mandala Pizza.

27 Game Night with Racheal. Come in to the 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., for Game Night with Racheal from 7 p.m. 'til close. It's a fun night of games, beers and cocktails with one of Sandpoint's favorite bartenders. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

29 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

31 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time for people and pooches alike! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, food and beverages available for purchase, plus a fenced-in area for dogs. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Evans Brothers Coffee. Held on the last Thursday of the month (locations vary monthly). Free admission; donations welcome! 208-265-7297

31 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with Honeysuckle, a Boston-based three member progressive folk act that features Sandpoint's own Holly McGarry from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. You will be in for a rare listening treat as Honeysuckle blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

Here is what's coming up in September!

1-4 Schweitzer Fall Fest. It's the 25th annual Fall Fest outdoor music festival at Schweitzer Mountain Resort featuring live music performances, chairlift rides, kids' activities and microbrews under the tent. This popular event always fills up fast, so check out the details including lodging packages at Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

2-3 Coaster Classic Car Show. Nostalgic cars at Silverwood Theme Park. SilverwoodThemePark.com. 208-683-3400

9 Bonner County Citizens Preparedness Expo. Are you prepared for an emergency? Natural disaster? Severe weather conditions? Attend the 2nd annual Bonner County Citizens Preparedness Expo from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Ave. There will be workshops all day featuring tips, talks, vendors, and displays on food and water storage, alternative energy, secure homes, go bags, emergency communications, wilderness first aid, types of emergencies to be ready for, safe gatherings, essential oils, first aid, and more! For vendor information, call Penny at 208-946-3692 or e-mail preparednessexpo@gmail.com.

9 Injectors Car Show. The Injectors Car Club hosts the 18th Annual Powered by the Past Injectors Car Show from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in downtown Sandpoint. SandpointInjectors.com. 208-263-9780

11-16 WaCanId Ride. Tour two states and one province on the 9th annual 350-mile/560-kilometer WaCanId Ride, presented by the International Selkirk Loop and Rotary International. WaCanId.org. 888-823-2626

17 Scenic Half. Presented by the Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce, this 9th annual event features a half marathon, plus 10k and 5k fun runs. ScenicHalf.com. 208-263-2161

21-24 Idaho Draft Horse and Mule International
. The Northwest's largest draft horse and mule expo at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. IdahoDraftHorseShow.com. 208-263-8414 

30-Oct. 1 Crosstoberfest. Sandpoint Cyclocross hosts event at the UI Extension on North Boyer.

Here is what's coming up in October!

Weekends in October:
U-Pick Pumpkin Patch. Fifth year of festive family fun at Hickey Farms, 674 Hickey Rd., with a pumpkin patch, games, local artisan products and more. 208-263-3782

Scarywood Haunted Nights. Silverwood Theme Park transforms into Scarywood, weekend evenings in October. SilverwoodThemePark.com. 208-683-3400

14 Harvest Fest. Sandpoint Farmers Market closes out the season. Entertainment, food booths, activities, displays at Farmin Park. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. 208-597-3355
 

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