For the week of April 21, 2015

Gone fishin'. Get the boats ready and the cooler iced up: it's time to hit the lake for the K&K Spring Fishing Derby, starting Saturday, April 25 and running through May 3. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club's annual spring fishing contest features a new Junior Division to go along with the younger Youth Divisions. Entry fee for adults is $40. The derby kicks off with a Pin Auction fundraiser starting at 6 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the Sandpoint Elks Golf Course, and the general public is welcome to stop by! Learn more about the derby at And as we look forward to another splendid summer concert series, The Festival at Sandpoint hosts another fabulous event - its Annual Wine Tasting, Dinner and Auction fundraising gala happening at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, in the Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Ave. The "Wine Garden" festivities include a wine tasting, plus a gourmet dinner catered by Dish at Dover Bay, plus there will be live and silent auctions along with entertainment by the Selkirk Society Band. Cost is $65, which includes the wine, dinner and wine glass.

Sandpoint haps! Time to load up the boat and hit the lake as the K&K Spring Fishing Derby gets under way Saturday! And check out all events happening 'round town this week, April 21-27:

Entertainment Highlights:

• Love Thy Nature – Kaniksu Land Trust film screening at Sandpoint High School, Wednesday

• Team Autism/Cyclocross Benefit – With Pelican Pub at Idaho Pour Authority, Wednesday

• A Midsummer Night's Dream – Waldorf School presentation at the Panida, Thursday

• LPOIC Pin Auction and Derby – Pin Auction Friday, followed by Derby, starting Saturday

• Annual Wine Tasting, Dinner and Auction – Festival event at the fairgrounds, Friday

• Fly Fishing Film Tour and Festival – Film events screen at the Panida, Friday-Saturday

• Claude Bourbon – Medieval and Spanish blues musician performs at Di Luna's, Friday

• Get Your Spring On! – Downtown Sandpoint shopping extravaganza, Saturday

• Annual Sand Creek Clean-Up – Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper hosts event, Saturday

• Vino and Van Gogh – Wine, food, painting and live music at Di Luna's, Saturday

• 'Air' - A Dance Performance Art – Unique dance performance at the Panida, Sunday

  View ALL entertainment events»

Civic Happenings

Delta Force Volunteer Effort Clark Fork Delta volunteer effort, Tuesday-Thursday

• NIC Aerospace Program Information Night – NIC Sandpoint Center, Tuesday

Boy Scouts Breakfast Fundraiser With guest speaker at Tango Cafe, Wednesday

• Cowspiracy – Sandpoint Vegetarians host film screening at the library, Wednesday

  See ALL civic events this week»

Coming up: Train Depot Art Reception
, May 1; Charley and Friends, May 1; Farmers Market Opening, May 2; Health and Safety Fair, May 2; Silverwood Opening, May 2-3.

New in the classifieds: Child-carrier backpack, $50 ... Bedroom set, $275 ... '05 5th wheel, $15,000.

Outdoor Almanac
The heavens: First quarter Moon Sat meets Jupiter over the weekend
• Rising and setting: Sunrise at 5:45 a.m., sets at 7:45 p.m. Daylight gained past 7 days: 23 minutes
• Air Quality Report: Good through Wed as high pressure continues to reign over area

• Lake Pend Oreille: Lake level 2,053.92 feet, up 0.32 feet past 7 days

• Streamflows: Priest River 2,450 cfs, down 530 cfs past 7 days; Moyie River 1,000 cfs, up 16 cfs

• Weather forecast: Chance of showers Wed-Sat with highs in the 50s

Find links to details at Real-Time Outdoors.

Make a difference in our community!
Sandpoint Community Resource Center is establishing itself as the "go to" place in town to connect those in need with those who serve. Learn how to get involved during a Volunteer Orientation at noon May 1, Columbia Bank Community Plaza, 231 N. Third Ave. (Advertisement)

New and neat online

Set your sights on the Scenic Half. Registration is now open for the September 20th Scenic Half, featuring the 13.1-mile half marathon, a 10K and a 5K. Sign up and then start training!

Egg watching. Viewers of the Memorial Field webcam are keeping a close eye on the ospreys, awaiting the moment when eggs arrive. Check out the latest action at

More motivation - via video! Everyone's probably heard of the CHAFE 150, coming up June 20th - and now you can experience some of the excitement of this local event by viewing this new CHAFE video.

The Week's Top News, April 15-21:

• Two killed after ATV goes over cliff
  At Lake Pend Oreille's Bernard Overlook
• Jury convicts woman of lewd conduct
  Johnson faces sentencing June 15

• Hacked site no fun for Silverwood
  Park regains control of Facebook page
• Panida drops film due to content
  Indiewire: Star miffed by decision

• Lawmakers honor Keough's milestone
  State senator has served for 20 years
• Investors buy CWC campus
  Purchase buildings for $2.5 million
• County calls for public review of plan
  BNSF to build 2nd bridge across lake
• LPOSD to cut $1 million from budget
  Woodward cites declining enrollment

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