|For the week of October 28, 2014|
Happy Halloween! It's almost spooky how many seasonal events are on the calendar, starting with the Haunted Forest, held at the U of I Extension Center, 1925 N. Boyer Ave., from 8 p.m. 'til midnight Thursday, Oct. 30, Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1. Sponsored by the Idaho Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, tickets are $10 (sold on-site only), with proceeds benefitting the local Love INC. charity. Not recommended for children under age 10. Pets can get in on the fun during 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. Activities include bobbing for tennis balls, a pet costume photo booth, and candy for the kids. Plus, there's good ol' fashioned Trick-or-Treat events at public venues: visit the Events Calendar for a full rundown. Also this weekend, the Sandpoint Film Festival includes a large selection of filmmakers' works at the Panida with film blocks starting at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, plus there will be a Lifetime Achievement Award presented to actress Patty Duke at 8 p.m. And now, on to the news!
• Diabetes Day Open House – Guest speaker, door prizes, info at BGH Brown House, Monday
Dances with Winter. The new Winter 2015 Sandpoint Magazine hits the streets Friday. How can you tell it from the cheap imitations out there? Look for the fancy dancers on the cover ... that is, the fancy dancers, Sandpoint-winter style. They just might make you smile. Get it at 250-plus locations around the region.
• Lake Pend Oreille: Lake level 2,052.46 feet, down 1.9 feet past 7 days
• Weather forecast: Rain Wed-Sat with highs in the upper 40s and low 50s
Sandpoint Community Resource Center. Are you looking to have a positive impact in your community? Sandpoint Community Resource Center will hold a Volunteer Orientation at noon Wednesday, Nov. 5 in the Panhandle Community Plaza, 231 N. Third Ave. Come see how you might apply your skills to this vital service in our community! (Advertisement)
The Northwest's playground. Our Sandpoint Chamber is part of a regional tourism marketing group called the North Idaho Tourism Alliance, and NITA has just launched a neat new website featuring 100-plus activities and scores of upcoming events in North Idaho - the better to attract visitors to our mighty fine area. Go see it: VisitNorthIdaho.com
Where's the best place to ski? Powder Magazine is looking for a national Ski Town Throwdown champion - and Schweitzer faces Mount Hood tomorrow, Oct. 29, for a shot at the conference finals. Set an alarm clock, then visit Powder.com and vote!
Election: One week from today. Do you know how you're voting in next Tuesday's general election? Check candidates' bios, websites, links to podcasts and much more at the Sandpoint Online Election Central»
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