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For the week of September 22, 2015
Yah! Draft Horse Show reining up. View the gentle giants and their skilled handlers during the Idaho Draft Horse and Mule International Show, arriving Thursday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 27 at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Performances by these stunning horses include team competitions, wagon pulls and much more. Tickets are $10 at the gate; no charge for children 6 and under. And the coveted mirror-ball trophy is up for grabs as Pend Oreille Arts Council brings back the Utah Ballroom Dance Company for their annual Dancing with Our Stars competition at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in the Panida, 300 N. First Ave. This year's contestants are Kathy Andruzak, Raphael Barta, Rick Evans, Meggie Foust, Wayne Pignolet and Laurel Taylor. Tickets are $25 at the POAC Gallery, Eve's Leaves, Eichardt's Pub, Winter Ridge, and at the Panida box office on the night of the performance.
View the gentle giants and their skilled handlers during the Idaho Draft Horse and Mule International Show. And see what else is happening 'round town this week, Sept. 21-27.
Entertainment Highlights:
Kalispel Tour of Lake Pend Oreille – Mythweaver fundraiser aboard Shawnodese, Thursday
Yappy Hour – Eichardt's Pub hosts Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit, Thursday
Soldiers in Petticoats – One-woman show with Tames Alan at Little Panida, Thursday
Idaho Draft Horse and Mule International – Show at the fairgrounds, Thursday-Sunday
Infinitely Polar Bear – Film starring Mark Ruffalo at the Panida, Thursday-Friday, Sunday
100,000 Poets for Change – Poetry and music at Evans Brothers Coffee, Saturday
Hoptoberfest – Live music, specialty brews at MickDuff's Beer Hall, Saturday
Dancing With Our Stars – Local celebrities compete at the Panida Theater, Saturday
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Civic Highlights:
Happiness Matters – Workshop series at the Sandpoint Library, Tuesday
Kinnikinnick Presentation – 'When Money Grew on Trees,' at Community Hall, Saturday
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Coming Up: Manhattan Shorts Film FestivalOct. 1, 3-4; Convoy of Hope, Oct. 3; Banff Radical Reels, Oct. 3. See full calendar»
New in the classifieds: GE stove, $100 ... Set of 2 Best of Broadway season tickets, $680 ... "Oldie but goodie" '92 Subaru wagon, $1,200.
Outdoor Almanac
The heavens: Autumnal equinox brings the start of autumn Wed; Full Moon and Total Eclipse of the Moon is Sat -- eclipse begins at 7:11 p.m. and ends at 8:24 p.m.
Rising and setting: Sunrise at 6:32 a.m., sets at 6:44 p.m. Daylight lost past 7 days: 24 minutes
• Air Quality Report: Good through Wed as a high pressure system builds over the area
Lake Pend Oreille: Lake level 2,062.09 feet, down .29 feet past 7 days
Streamflows: Priest River 215 cfs, up 27 cfs past 7 days; Moyie River 59 cfs, up 1 cfs
Fire Watch: 38 active fires in Idaho, with 9 in the Panhandle National Forest
Weather forecast: Mostly sunny Wed-Thu with highs in 70s; chance of showers with highs in 60s Fri-Sun
Find links to details at Real-Time Outdoors.
Feeling hungry? Looking for a local watering hole? The Sandpoint Online Eats and Drinks site includes all of the local places where you can grab a bite to eat, or sip on something cool and refreshing! (Advertisement)
Landscapes, portraits and more. Visit the new website of Sandpoint artist Stephen Nelson, who works in oils, and explore his landscapes, still life paintings, and portraiture.
Kids + snow = winter fun! And the North Idaho Mountain Sports Education Fund (NIMSEF) is all about sharing the Schweitzer experience with those less fortunate. Learn more at
Is it too early for holiday shopping? Perhaps, but if you know someone who loves our region take a look at the giant batch of local books at
The Week's Top News, Sept. 16-22:

• Sagle Fire releases levy details
  Tax decrease forecast for some
• Idaho unemployment rises to 4.2%
  Bonner County rate higher at 6.3%
• Homeowner's exemption to rise
  Will increase to $94,745 in 2016
• Idaho wolf keeper, state at odds
  Public access to animals debated
• Teacher vying for national honor
  Prummer teaches math at SMS
• City of Sandpoint closes hiring process
  No public input on administrator post
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