|For the week of January 27, 2015|
Big benefit, big fun! A massive event with dinner, auctions and lots of live music, the Ed Brown Benefit, gets under way for a beloved local, Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 4 p.m., dinner catered by Ivano's begins at 6 p.m. and live auctions start at 7 p.m. Live music by Southern Anthem, Rusty Jackson and the Devon Wade Band will rock the main exhibit hall. Ed Brown was injured and paralyzed in an auto accident in October 2014. Donations are being accepted for the silent and loud auctions. Tickets are $10 per person or $20 for a family; proceeds will help with medical and care cost. View the event on Facebook. Also, it will be great to have Beth Pederson and Bruce Bishop back in concert, Friday, Jan. 30, at Di Luna's, 207 Cedar St. It's been a few years since they've played at this downtown venue, and they have been missed! If you're not familiar with the duo, you're in for a treat. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 on the day of the show. Dinner is served before the show, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Di Luna's has changed up the menu a bit to reflect the new year, so check it out! Tickets and reservations, call 263-0846. And now, on to the news!
• Coal Trains and Climate Change – ICL event at MickDuff's Beer Hall, Thursday
• Poetry Workshop and Reading – With Thomas Aslin at Sandpoint Library, Fri-Sat
• Avalanche Advisory: The avalanche hazard rating for the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains is MODERATE. Increasing temperatures and precipitation in the wet form up to 6,000 feet may be enough to cause failure on persistent weak layers of facets and surface hoar that sit on ice crusts
New and neat online
Live @ the Office. The newly revived Sandpoint Reader weekly paper hit the streets last Thursday; pick up a new copy every week at grocery stores, retail and coffee shops and all around town. And this Thursday, along with the magazine, the Reader guys have an "office concert" at their 111 Cedar Street location upstairs. Local musician Vance Bergeson plays at 6 p.m.; $5 admission.
Good advice. In the wake of a local suicide, regional psychologist Paul Quinnett, PH.D., praises the efforts of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in this must-read article: While You Are Sleeping.
Staycation or vacation? Sandpoint Senior Center is holding a raffle for a chance to win a 10-day vacation at a Hawaiian condo for $20 each, or an overnight stay at Sandpoint's La Quinta hot tub suite for $5 each. Buy tickets at the SSC, 820 Main St. But hurry! Winners will be drawn Feb. 5.
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