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Music that mourns and dances ... at the same time. Expect a magnificent, hair-raising performance when Moira Smiley and VOCO perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19, in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave.. The concert marks the season finale for the Pend Oreille Arts Council's 2014-2015 Performance Arts Series, as well. Moira Smiley and VOCO's visionary blend of voices redefine harmony singing with the power and physicality of folksong, the avant-garde fearlessness of Béla Bartók, and delicious, vaudevillian accompaniment of cello, banjo, ukelele, accordion and body percussion. Moira Smiley's award-winning original music and spellbinding American and East European folksong light up the stage with rompin' stompin' body percussion and warm wit. Named the #1 a cappella group in the U.S. in 2007! Tickets available online at ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139
Led Zeppelin tribute! The premier Led Zeppelin tribute band, Zoso, is coming to The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., Saturday, April 18. Come experience the lights and sound of Led Zeppelin through the talent of Zoso! For music and videos, check out Zoso's website. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show begins at 9 p.m. Opening is Sandpoint's own Miah Kohal Band. This is The Hive's "thank you" to Schweitzer Mountain! All Schweitzer employees and season pass holders get tickets for $10; $15 for all others; VIP tickets will be available individually or as a group at $30 per person. Sponsored by KPND and Low Country Boil Productions. LiveFromTheHive.com. Ages 21 and older. 208-457-2392
Here's what's happening in April!
17 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Marty Perron and Doug Bond. IdahoPourAuthority.com.
17 Winery Music with Ron Keiper. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Ron Keiper, who brings some of the best of jazz saxophone. POWine.com. 208-265-8545
17 Third Friday Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 312 N. First Ave., hosts Third Friday Live Music 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 all, ages 21 and older. MickDuffs.com. 208-209-6700
17-18 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Growing Dreams Productions presents the Ian Fleming musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in the Sandpoint High School auditorium. Performances are 7 p.m. each night. Don't miss this great local production! Tickets are $12 adults, and $10 children ages 12 and under; available at the door or in advance at Brown Paper Tickets. Growing Dreams is Sandpoint's educationally-based youth performing arts production company dedicated to growing the dreams of young people. Learn more at GrowingDreamsProductions.com or "like" them on Facebook.
18 Shake the Sand Out. In anticipation for Lost in the '50s and all the great summer events, the Sandpoint Business Improvement District hosts their annual Shake the Sand Out! Spring Cleanup Day in downtown Sandpoint. Volunteers are welcome to join in this spring cleaning effort; registration starts at 8:30 a.m. in Jeff Jones Town Square, where gloves, bags, maps and breakfast will be provided! To pre-register or for more information, contact Kim at 208-263-2161 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
18 Greasy Fingers Birthday Celebration. Join Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair, corner of Third and Pine, to celebrate the shop's 5th birthday with a barbecue, giveaways and more. 208-255-4496
18 Blend Your Own Bistro. In celebration of Earth Day, Pend d'Oreille Winery is keeping it green and hosting the Blend Your Own Bistro event from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the winery's 2625 N. Boyer Ave. location. Call the Tasting Room for more details and sign up at 208-265-8545. POWine.com.
18 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Justin Lantrip. IdahoPourAuthority.com.
18 Winery Music with Owen and McCoy. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Owen and McCoy. The acoustic duo, playing folk rock and rock with talented vocals and guitar, are influenced by Neil Young and Cat Stevens with their own originals. POWine.com. 208-265-8545
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. A 2015 Sundance Film Festival Premier, The Mask You Live In is written, directed and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsome and follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity. There will be a Q & A session following the film; parents and their children are strongly encouraged to attend. Learn more on the Sandpoint Movies page. 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, 102 S. Euclid St. 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. 208-304-9328
18 Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience. At The Hive. See Hot Picks, above.
18-19 Old Galvi Warehouse Spring Antique Sale. If you are looking for antiques and architectural elements for the home, cabin, castle, farm or garden, stop by the Old Galvi Warehouse Spring Antique Sale from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Goods are presented for your perusal five times a year in one of Sandpoint's old warehouses, located next to Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters, 524 Church St. Always a fun cache of fresh finds! 208-263-5911
19 Moira Smiley and VOCO. POAC presentation at the Panida. See Hot Picks, above.
- What's happening this week through Sunday, April 26 -
20 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
21 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.
21 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
22 Love Thy Nature. Kaniksu Land Trust presents "Love Thy Nature," an award-winning documentary, at 8 a.m. in the Sandpoint High School auditorium. Join us for a cinematic immersion into the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Made possible with member support and a partnership with the students and faculty of the Sandpoint High School Science Department. Free admission and open to the public. 208-263-9471
22 Bingo Night. MickDuff's Brewing Company Beer Hall & Brewery, 220 Cedar St., hosts Bingo Night every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. It is free for everyone and the longer you are there, the more game cards you get! MickDuffs.com. 208-209-6700
23 Indulging Artists Paint Night. Enjoy a fun evening of friends, paint and wine during the Indulging Artists Paint Night at 6 p.m. in the Cedar Street Bridge, 334 N. First Ave. The group will be painting a tribute to Peter Max, a pop artist who designed the 1974 postage stamp commemorating the World Fair in Spokane. Join in for a memorable evening! Cost is $35 per person; click to register online or call 208-597-0626.
23 William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Sandpoint Waldorf School's eighth grade presents William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream - a comedy for the whole family to enjoy. The performance begins at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Tickets are $5, available in advance at Eve's Leaves, Eichardt's, Monarch Mountain Coffee, Winter Ridge Natural Foods, and Sandpoint Waldorf School. 208-265-2683
24 LPOIC Pin Auction. As part of the K&K Spring Fishing Derby festivites, the Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club hosts a Pin Auction event starting at 6 p.m. at the Sandpoint Elks Golf Course on Highway 200. The general public is welcome to stop by! Learn more at LPOIC.org.
24 Annual Wine Tasting, Dinner and Auction. The Festival at Sandpoint hosts a fundraising gala including a wine tasting, plus dinner and auction events at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Ave. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554
24 Winery Music with the Powell Brothers. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with the Powell Brothers - playing original music on various string instruments of which they built themselves. POWine.com. 208-265-8545
24 The Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T). The Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) screens at the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., and is sponsored by the North 40 Fly Shop. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a pre-event social gathering; and the film starts at 7 p.m. There will be lots of great raffle prizes. Advance tickets are $12 and available at North 40 Fly Shop, Eichardt's Pub; online at FlyFilmTour.com for $14, and at the door on the night of the event for $15. All proceeds from this event benefit the Panhandle Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Pend Oreille Water Festival. Plus, join us April 20 at the North 40 store in Ponderay, where fishing gear reps will be available for equipment testing and workshops. For more information, contact Calvin Fuller, 208-255-5757 or email@example.com or Reg Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org. And be sure to join us April 25 for a completely different show, the International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4).
24 Claude Bourbon: Medieval and Spanish Blues. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St., hosts Claude Bourbon at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served before the show. Ready for a unique and talented take on a range of musical traditions? Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world. Experience an evening of exploration in the unique ambiance of the Thumb! Tickets are $15 in advance, and $18 on the day of the show. DiLunas.com. 208-263-0846
25 Get Your Spring On! Downtown Sandpoint invites everyone to Get Your Spring On! during this all-day event, featuring sales at participating stores, restaurant specials, events in individual stores, and kids' events in the Cedar Street Bridge. Enter at multiple locations to win up to $500 in gift certificates. Drawings will be held on April 25, May 2, and May 9. Celebrate spring with friends and family! Sponsored by the Sandpoint Shopping District (click to visit them on Facebook). 208-265-5060
25 Hope Pie Run. Hope's Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl., hosts the Hope Pie Run at 9 a.m. Register on the day of the race. Entry fee is $5 and a pie; one pie per family or couple. Awards will be handed out; all are welcome!
25 Annual Sand Creek Clean-Up. Help spruce up City Beach, Sand Creek and Dog Beach during the annual Sand Creek Clean-Up, starting at 10 a.m. in the beach hut at City Beach (by the maintenance sheds). Join Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper and other community partners to clean up trash and debris during this family-friendly event; kids even get special trash bags to fill up! There will be fresh coffee and treats for all volunteers; dress for the weather conditions, wear sturdy or waterproof shoes, and bring a pair of gloves. For more information, contact Kelsey Brasseur at 208-597-7188 or e-mail email@example.com.
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
25, 28 Wizard of Oz. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., brings back the classic film The Wizard of Oz to the big screen. There will be a costume contest, and admission is just $5. Panida.org.
25 Vino and Van Gogh. Enjoy a fun night in a relaxed environment with wine, food, live music with Doug Bond, and a little creativity during the Vino and Van Gogh event at 5 p.m. in Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St. Participants will be walked step-by-step through the process of creating an acrylic masterpiece to take home! No painting experience necessary, just the desire to let your creative juices flow (well, mostly wine juices)! Come as one, bring a date, or grab your friends and be ready to create your own version of A Starry Night! Cost is $35 for a 2-3 hour session that includes all art materials and your first glass of wine. Sign up early, space is limited. 208-263-0846
25 Winery Music with Rylei Franks. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Rylei Franks. An acoustic solo act based out of Central Washington, Franks has developed a unique sound mixed with pop vocals, country-like lyrics, and rock and roll rhythms. POWine.com. 208-265-8545
25 International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4). The International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) screens at the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., and is sponsored by North 40 Fly Shop. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a pre-event social gathering and door prizes; the film starts at 7 p.m. Enjoy lots of great raffle prizes! Advance tickets are $12 and available at North 40 Fly Shop, 208-255-5757, and Eichardt's Pub. They are also available through IF4 online for $14 at FlyFilmFest.com/IF4; $15 at the door on the night of the event. All proceeds benefit the Panhandle Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Pend Oreille Water Festival. On Saturday before the show, reps from the biggest names of fishing gear will be available for equipment testing and workshops at the North 40 store in Ponderay. For more information, contact Calvin Fuller, 208-255-5757 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Reg at email@example.com.
25 Dancin' in the Rain Ballroom Dance. The Sandpoint Chapter of USA Dance hosts a Dancin' in the Rain Ballroom Dance from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall. The fun begins at 7 p.m. with a country 2-step lesson taught by experienced dance instructors and continues from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. with general dancing to a DJ, refreshments, door prizes, dance demos, mixers, and a drawing for a month of free dance lessons. Singles, couples, and all levels of dancers are welcome. Cost is $6 USA Dance members, $9 non-members, $5 for teens. USADanceSandpoint.org. 208-699-0421
25-May 3 K&K Spring Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club's annual spring fishing contest kicks off with a fundraising auction. LPOIC.org. 509-928-9245
26 'Air' - A Dance Performance Art. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts a unique dance performance starting at 5 p.m. that's inspired by the element Air, involving local performers ages 4 to 64. Sponsored by Moondance Productions, cost is $10 adults, $5 kids, or $20 for a family of four. MoondancerMoves.com. 208-304-3143
- What's happening this week through Sunday, May 3 -
27 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
28 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.
28 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
29 CHaFE 150 Happy Hour. Come meet fellow bike riders and learn more about the CHaFE 150 that takes place in Sandpoint (held June 20) during the CHaFE 150 Happy Hour, held from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St. Enjoy raffles for great prizes, plus live music, fun and beer specials! Free and open to all! Sponsored by the Sandpoint Rotary; learn more about the ride at CHaFE150.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 208-946-3436
30 Spa Day to Support Education. Enjoy a spa service and make your own bath salts while donating to the Sandpoint Waldorf School. Wildflower Spa will be donating 25 percent of all services scheduled on April 30 to benefit SWS. Call the spa at 208-263-1103 and schedule a pedicure, massage or facial for April 30 and mention the Waldorf School. Or buy a gift certificate the week of April 26 through May 2, and 25 percent of the gift certificate's amount will be donated to the school. In addition, make your own bath salts for a gift or something special for yourself -- Waldorf's very own Nicole Black will have custom-made bowls to purchase for your bath salts. 208-263-1103
30 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages and fun, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Laughing Dog Brewing, 1109 Fontaine Dr. in Ponderay. 265-7297
30 Live Music with Highway 1. Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth Ave., hosts live music from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Enjoy great blues and country music in this intimate venue serving up microbrews, wine and more!
30 Children Performing for Children: A Little Bit of Mozart. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts Children Performing for Children: A Little Bit of Mozart at 7 p.m. This educational presentation and performance focuses on the life and works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Free admission; sponsored by the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint and Pend Oreille Arts Council. SandpointConservatory.org. 208-265-4444
Here is what's coming up in May!
1 Train Depot Art Show Reception. The Pend Oreille Arts Council hosts an opening reception for the Sandpoint Train Depot Art Show 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.
1 An Evening with Charley and Friends. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts An Evening with Charley and Friends - a tribute benefit concert for Charley Packard - at 7:30 p.m. This unforgettable evening celebrates a legendary performer with 23 different local musicians, who will cover their favorite Charley Packard songs. Don't miss this incredible event! Tickets are $15, available in advance at Eichardt's Pub and Eve's Leaves, online at Panida.org, and at the door (if still available). Click to view a list of performers and learn more.
2 Sandpoint Farmers Market Opening Day. The Sandpoint Farmers Market is back for the 2015 season! Shop for locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, and handcrafted arts and crafts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Farmin Park in downtown Sandpoint. Enjoy the always-changing variety of fresh, locally grown produce, garden starts, and annual and perennial plants all season long! SandpointFarmersMarket.com.
2 Health and Safety Fair. The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce invites community members to participate in and attend the 2015 Health and Safety Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Columbia Bank building, 414 Church St. The fair, organized by the Chamber's Health and Safety Committee, provides a family-friendly event where area health and safety organizations can get together to showcase their much-needed services. Events include free screenings, low-cost testing, dental hygiene, a kid's bike rodeo, key speakers, demonstrations and other health-related services. The event is open to the public and free to attend.
2 Free First Saturday. Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts the Free First Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome to visit the museum free of charge. BonnerCountyHistory.org. 208-263-2344
2-3 Silverwood Anniversary Opening Weekend. Silverwood's season opening weekend celebrates the 100th birthday of their 1915 Porter Steam Locomotive with discounted admission of only $19.15 per person, per day, when purchasing a ticket at Silverwood's front gate. SilverwoodThemePark.com. 208-683-3400
2, 7 Woman in Gold. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts a screening of the film Woman in Gold with showtimes at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 2, and 7:30 p.m. May 7. This film is the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Read more on the Sandpoint Movies Page or visit Panida.org.
5 Seniors Day. The Bonner Mall, 300 Bonner Mall Way 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.
5 First Tuesday at Eichardt's. Monthly music event with featured guest at Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St., at 7 p.m. 208-263-4005
7 Idaho Gives Spaghetti Feed and Open House. Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts the Idaho Gives Spaghetti Feed and Open House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please join us on this special day of giving and enjoy a fabulous home-cooked meal and great conversation with your community! Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread plus dessert; a no-host bar will be available. Cost is $3 per person, $10 per family, or $5 for a to-go meal. Gluten free? Bring your own noodles and volunteers will cook them up for you! MemorialCommunityCenter.com. 208-264-5481
7 Open Mic with Scott Reid. Enjoy an Open Mic hosted by Scott Reid from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth Ave. All are encouraged to attend! Held on the first and third Thursday of each month. 208-265-9382
8 Bike to Work Day Free Pancake Breakfast. Outdoor Experience, 314 N. First Ave., hosts a Bike to Work Day Free Pancake Breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Ride your bike ... get pancakes. The annual free pancake breakfast at Outdoor Experience is for everyone! Just ride to the store beginning at 6:30 a.m. for a delicious stack of flapjacks, sausages, juice, coffee, and more. Join the fun! OutdoorExperience.us. 208-263-6028
8 Wishing Boot Country Concert. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the Wishing Boot Country Concert featuring Devon Wade. The concert begins at 7 p.m., and it's a great time for the entire family. Enjoy Wade's country music during this event to raise money for local community members in need, including Sandpoint resident Tammy Davis. For more information, contact CalmTigerMedia@gmail.com or visit Panida.org.
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 on Railroad Avenue 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.
8-10 Creston Valley Bird Fest. Head up to Creston, in Canada's British Columbia, for the Creston Valley Bird Fest. Enjoy 13 birding tours, five presentations, seven unique valley events, three field trips by bus, a photography workshop, children's events, keynote speaker Dick Cannings, and more! Register at CrestonValleyBirds.ca.
9 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. Rain or shine, inside the brewery or outside, the tournament kicks off at 1 p.m. Cost is $10 buy-in per team; all registration fees are paid out as cash prizes, and MickDuff's matches the pot up to $100 in gift cards. Winners get complimentary Mug Club Memberships until the next monthly tournament champions are crowned. Space is limited, so show up early to sign your team up! MickDuffs.com. 208-209-6700
9 Hope Springs Fundraiser. LifeSkills NW hosts their annual fundraiser, Hope Springs, in the beautiful Heartwood Center at 615 Oak St. Come enjoy an evening out and help LifeSkills NW continue to be a support to the health of our community. This is an evening you don't want to miss! Enjoy live music from Ruff Shodd and Patricia Webb, dine on delicious food offerings from Winter Ridge, and - just in time for Mother's Day - a silent and live auction. Doors open at 5 p.m., and dinner is served at 6 p.m.; arrive early and enjoy a refreshment from the beer and wine selection. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25 each, or 2 for $40. Don't let us be the best-kept secret in Sandpoint! For more information, visit LifeSkillsNW.org.
9-10, 16-17 Boundless: Love Makes the World Go Round. The vocal octet Boundless brings Broadway to Bonners Ferry's own Pearl Theater, 7160 Ash St., with performances at 7 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday; café and doors open 1 hour prior to the performance. Love Makes the World Go Round is an original Broadway revue featuring the beloved music of George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Stephen Schwartz. Admission is $12 adult, $6 student, $30 family, and free for children under age 5. ThePearlTheater.org. 208-610-2846
14-17 Lost in the '50s. Annual retro celebration includes a downtown classic car parade and show, rock 'n' roll concerts at the fairgrounds, and more. Click to learn more online or visit the Lost in the '50s Facebook page. 208-265-LOST
14 Rock 'n' Roll Heaven. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., is the venue for the 11th annual Rock 'n' Roll Heaven. This popular shows sells out almost every year, and is the opening event for the 30th annual Lost in the '50s celebration. This year's performers include Justin Shandor, Lance Lipinsky and Bobby Brooks Wilson. These boys are the "Best of the Best" when it comes to impersonators, plus they have loads of talent and keep the place jumpin'! Elvis, Jerry Lee, Jackie Wilson ... you need to see to believe! Click to learn more online or visit the Lost in the '50s Facebook page. For ticket information, call 208-263-9321.
15 Lost in the '50s Classic Car Parade and Street Dance. Hundreds of classic cars on parade, leaving Sandpoint High School at 6 p.m. and making their way through downtown Sandpoint. A live DJ spins the tunes for everyone to enjoy during the Street Dance, held at Jeff Jones Town Square immediately following the Classic Car Parade. Free to attend! Click to learn more online or visit the Lost in the '50s Facebook page.
15 Lost in the '50s Show and Dance with The Crests. The Crests featuring Tommy Mara will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Bonner County Fairgrounds for the Lost in the '50s Show and Dance, where they'll be singing all the great songs such as "Sixteen Candles," "Step by Step," and so many more. This night will fill your soul with great Doo Wop music! Plus, don't forget that the Best Band on the Planet will be there as well - Rocky and the Rollers, with Al Brady as the Master of Ceremonies for the entire weekend. Click to learn more online or visit the Lost in the '50s Facebook page. For ticket information, call 208-263-9321.
16 Lost in the '50s Car Show. Browse along the downtown streets from 9 a.m. 'til 4 p.m. during the annual Lost in the '50s Car Show and enjoy hundreds of classic cars on display. Car staging starts at 7 a.m. Click to learn more online or visit the Lost in the '50s Facebook page.
16 Lost in the '50s Show and Dance with Frankie Avalon. This Lost in the '50s show is going to rock your socks! Get your engines revved up for Frankie Avalon, the Lost in the '50s guest artist, along with The Dixie Cups. Plus, don't forget that the Best Band on the Planet will be there as well - Rocky and the Rollers, with Al Brady as the Master of Ceremonies for the entire weekend. Click to learn more online or visit the Lost in the '50s Facebook page. For ticket information, call 208-263-9321.
17 Aspirin Rally Fun Run and Car Rally. This is the infamous Lost in the '50s 5k fun run that starts at 10 a.m., followed by a car rally at 11:30 a.m. -- both begin and end at Second Avenue Pizza, 215 Second Ave. Click to learn more online or visit the Lost in the '50s Facebook page.
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 on Railroad Avenue 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.
20 Five Minutes of Fame. Cafe Bodega at Foster's Crossing, 504 Oak St., hosts the Five Minutes of Fame open mic at 6:30 p.m. Writers, musicians, listeners ... all are welcome to attend. Come at 6 p.m. for dinner! Held on the third Wednesday of every month.
23-24 Priest Lake Spring Festival. Come out and enjoy the 53rd annual Priest Lake Spring Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day in downtown Coolin. This year's theme is "Priest Lake Memories" and visitors will find an arts and craft fair, parade, fun runs, quilt display, sausage booth, bake sales, kids' carnival and more! Free to attend; sponsored by the Coolin Civic Organization and Priest Lake Chamber. Learn more at PriestLakeSpringFestival.com or call 208-443-3201.
23-25 American Heroes Weekend. During this special weekend, enjoy free admission to Silverwood Theme Park for all military personnel, veterans, police officers and firefighters. SilverwoodThemePark.com. 208-683-3400
27 CHaFE 150 Happy Hour. Come meet fellow bike riders and learn more about the CHaFE 150 that takes place in Sandpoint (held June 20) during the CHaFE 150 Happy Hour, held from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St. Enjoy raffles for great prizes, plus live music, fun and beer specials! Free and open to all! Sponsored by the Sandpoint Rotary; learn more about the ride at CHaFE150.org or e-mail email@example.com. 208-946-3436
28 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages and fun, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Taylor and Sons Chevrolet on Highway 95 in Ponderay. 265-7297
30 Orchids and Onions Awards. Celebrate those who have made a positive contribution to historic preservation in Idaho during the 38th annual Orchids and Onions Awards during a ceremony and luncheon at the Sandpoint Events Center, 102 S. Euclid. Doors open at 11 a.m.; lunch is at noon, followed by awards presentation. Bus transportation and tour available after lunch to the Sandpoint Depot. An Amtrak Depot grand re-opening dedication will be held at 2:30 p.m., plus there will be a self-guided walking tour of Sandpoint leaving from the Depot at 3:30 p.m. And from noon to 3 p.m., enjoy a Depot Art Exhibit at the Pend Oreille Arts Council Gallery in downtown Sandpoint. For more information, call Melissa Bethel at the City of Sandpoint, 208-263-3370. Tickets to the luncheon are $25 per person, available at Eventbrite.com or through the POAC office, 302 N. First Ave., 208-263-6139. PreservationIdaho.org.
30 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series features Monarch Mountain Band from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation. 208-255-1876
Here is what's coming up in June!
7 Bay Trail Fun Run. Celebrate National Trails Day and help protect a treasured waterfront trail during the Bay Trail Fun Run, starting at 9 a.m. at Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St. Choose from a 5K or 10K run or walk. Awards for top finishers in each age group, plus T-shirts and giveaways for all. Kids age 12 and under are free. Proceeds support efforts to extend and protect a public shoreline trail on Lake Pend Oreille. Sponsored by Friends of Pend Oreille Bay Trail and Idaho Conservation League. Registration opens March 15! Cost is $25 before the event, or $30 on the day of the event. 208-265-9565
12 Take a Seat at the Table. Columbia Bank, 414 Church St., hosts Take a Seat at the Table from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Choose your favorite redesigned chair and visit with the artist who created it, enjoy a fine dinner catered by Tango Cafe, and be delighted by JoJo Baker as he auctions off the fabulous chairs! Plus, there will be silent auction of unique items, including some for the garden! Music by Doug Bond. Cost is $45; or reserve a Premier Table for 8 for $800! Sponsored by NAMI Far North: National Alliance on Mental Illness, which works to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness in Bonner and Boundary counties. Proceeds benefit Conduit of Care, providing hope and comfort to people recovering from mental health crisis. For reservations and more details, visit Take-a-Seat.Eventbrite.com or by mail: NAMI Far North, P.O. Box 2415, Sandpoint, ID 83864. 208-597-6911
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
12 Troy Bullock. Sandpoint Films presents country music singer and Sandpoint native Troy Bullock in concert at 8 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Tickets are $20, available in advance at Eichardt's, Sweet Lou's and online at Panida.org. 208-290-0597
19 Sandpoint Relay for Life. American Cancer Society benefit at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Visit the event website for more information.
25 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages and fun, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pine Street Bakery, 710 Pine St. 265-7297
28 Schweitzer Summer Celebration. Schweitzer Mountain Resort celebrates the grand opening of summer operations during the all-day Summer Celebration. Rides on the Great Escape Quad will be free all day, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. In the village, there will be arts and crafts vendors, a barbecue, the Monkey Motion™ air jumper, a climbing wall, mountain biking, geocaching, tennis, free live music and other summer amenities (weather permitting). At the top of the Great Escape Quad, enjoy refreshments, hiking, biking and more! Free music and chairlift rides, so come on up! 208-255-3081
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
18 Schweitzer Mountain Trail Run. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts the Schweitzer Mountain Trail Run, featuring 3.5 and 10 mile trail runs on challenging and scenic trails. Race registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on race day, and the race begins at 10 a.m. Learn more at SMTrailRun.com.
24-26 The Garden of Artistry Invitational Fine Art Show. Ponderay Garden Center on Highway 95 North in Ponderay, hosts the Garden of Artistry Invitational Fine Art Show. This exceptional quality fine art show features regional and guest professional artists; hours are 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. Free admission. For more information, click to read a press release. 208-265-9613
30 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages and fun, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St. 265-7297
Here is what's coming up in August!
27 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages and fun, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Evans Brothers Coffee, 524 Church St. 265-7297
Here is what's coming up in September!
12 Dover Bay 5k-9 Fun Run. Dover Bay hosts the 5k-9 Fun Run to benefit the Panhandle Animal Shelter. 265-7297
24 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages and fun, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St. 265-7297