For the week of April 22, 2014

Old-fashioned fun! Just in time for spring planting, the Panhandle Antique Tractor Club and Bonner County Historical Society and Museum present their Benefit Plow Day Saturday, April 26. The action begins at 9 a.m. and won't stop until the plowing is done! Bring the entire family to the event at UI's property, 4205 N. Boyer, and watch antique tractors plow the soil and prepare for planting, plus view antique tractors on display, talk with club members, and enjoy hamburgers and hotdogs. Proceeds benefit a future exhibit hall in Kootenai to display an antique tractor and engine collection. Prizes, bragging rights and time on the lake - that's what the Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club's K&K Spring Fishing Derby is all about. The competition runs Saturday, April 26 through Sunday, May 4, with prizes for rainbow, mackinaw and a new kokanee division. Kick things off with the LPOIC Derby Pin AuctionFriday, April 25, at the Elks Golf Course. And now, on to the news!

What's going on in Sandpoint! Antique tractors plow the soil and prepare for planting during a Benefit Plow Day. And see what else is happening, April 22-28:

Entertainment Highlights:

• Yappy Hour – Socialize with friends, shelter dogs at Laughing Dog Brewing, Thursday

• Andrew Gromiller & Organically Grown Band – Blues, gospel, soul at Panida, Thursday

• Annual Wine Tasting, Dinner & Auction – Festival at Sandpoint gala at fairgrounds, Friday

• Fly Fishing Films – In the Panida Theater, plus Demo Day at Big R, Friday and Saturday

• The Bad Seed – Sandpoint Onstage's murder mystery at Heartwood Center, Friday-Saturday

• Benefit Plow Day – Old-fashioned family fun at the UI property on Boyer, Saturday

• Shake the Sand Out – BID hosts downtown's annual spring cleaning event for all, Saturday

• Get Your Spring On – Downtown retailers host fun shopping extravaganza, Saturday

• The Shook Twins – Concert for all ages at The Hive in downtown Sandpoint, Saturday

• K&K Spring Fishing Derby – Anglers compete for prizes Lake Pend Oreille, begins Sat

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Civic Happenings

Apps for Autism Training – Team Autism event at Farmin-Stidwell, Wednesday

• Kinderhaven Open House – Tour the home, plus meet the staff and volunteers, Thursday

  See ALL civic events this week»

Coming up: Idaho GivesMay 1; More Than Frybread, May 2; Health and Safety Fair, May 3; Silverwood Opening Weekend, May 3-4.

New in the classifieds: Char-Broil BBQ, $95 ... '86 Bayliner Capri with trailer, $2,900 obo ... 2-bedroom condo, $900/mo.

Outdoor Almanac
The heavens: New Moon Mon; Lyrids Meteor Shower peaks Tue night into Wed morning - meteors can produce bright dust trails that last several seconds. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight
• Rising and setting: Sunrise at 5:42 a.m., sets at 7:47 p.m. Daylight gained past 7 days: 22 minutes
• Air Quality Report: Good through Wed as a cold front moves through the area

• Lake Pend Oreille: Lake level 2,053.84 feet, up 0.48 feet past 7 days

• Streamflows: Priest River 3,110 cfs, up 670 cfs past 7 days; Moyie River 1,230 cfs, up 230 cfs
• Weather forecast: Rain/snow Wed with a high of 49; showers Thu-Sat with highs in the lower 50s

Find links to details at Real-Time Outdoors.

Find restaurants and taverns. The Sandpoint Restaurants & Nightclubs Directory has every dining and drinking establishment in town, plus powerful new search features for type of cuisine, price, location and more. Go there now. (sponsored)

New and neat online

How much will it hurt? Coldwater Creek's closure will be the topic of KRFY's Morning Show next Tuesday, April 29, as Bonner County EDC's Karl Dye and City of Sandpoint's Jeremy Grimm discuss community impacts - and steps under way to help. See the Morning Show lineup and hear recent podcasts at»

Scenic Half's pretty new website! We all know how gorgeous the Scenic Half marathon is - now check out the event's redesigned website with race photos, details and more!

RVers, take note! Located next to Sandpoint's City Beach, the Edgewater Resort RV Park is a vacationer's dream. Check out the new website for rates, things to do, and more.

The Week's Top News, April 16-22:
• Sandpoint leaders craft jobs plan
  Aim to keep CWC employees here
• Teen pleads guilty in shooting case
  Cleveland faces up to 15 years prison

• Idaho taxpayers out $44k on CWC
  Company utilized development fund

• Megaloads likely to travel highways
  Plan to use interstate triggered review

• Idaho tops in payday loan rates
  Lenders charge average 582% interest

• ITD: Tree removal done for safety
  Highway 200 work sparked concern

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