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!

Sandpoint haps! A massive event with dinner, auctions and lots of live music, the Ed Brown Benefit, takes place for a beloved local. And check out all events happening this week, Jan. 27-Feb. 1:

Entertainment Highlights:

• 24 Hours for Hank Fundraiser – Sierra Nevada Brewing at Idaho Pour Authority, Wed

• KPND Ski and Board Party – Laughing Dog Brewing hosts evening of fun, Wednesday

• Live @ The Office – Vance Bergeson performs at The Reader office, Thursday

• Oscar-Nominated Shorts – Catch all of this year's nominated films at the Panida, Fri-Sat

• Beth Pederson and Bruce Bishop – Duo performs at Di Luna's dinner concert, Friday

• Ed Brown Benefit – Dinner, auctions and live music at the fairgrounds, Saturday

• Speed Dating – Idaho Pour Authority hosts North Idaho Singles event, Monday

  View ALL entertainment events»

Civic Happenings

Clark Fork Delta Presentation With IF&G's Kathy Cousins at Hope MCC, Wednesday

• 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

  See ALL civic events this week»

Coming up: Birds of Prey Presentation
, Feb. 6; The Clink, Feb. 6-7.

New in the classifieds: Three-bedroom home with dock, $900/mo. ... Fresh farm eggs, $2.75/dozen ... Chief Financial Officer position open.

Outdoor Almanac
The heavens: Jupiter stands out among the background stars of western Leo from the time it rises in the early evening until morning twilight is well underway Sat
• Rising and setting: Sunrise at 7:21 a.m., sets at 4:37 p.m. Daylight gained past 7 days: 18 minutes.
• Air Quality Report: Good through Wed with areas of low clouds and fog, and weak atmospheric mixing
• Weather forecast: Patchy morning fog and mostly sunny afternoons Wed-Thu; highs in the low 40s. Partly sunny Fri-Sat, chance of rain/snow Sun

• 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

Schweitzer snow report: 53" on the summit, 19" in the village. No new snow past 72 hours. Chance of snow coming this weekend! See report»

Find links to details at Real-Time Outdoors.

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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.

The Week's Top News, Jan. 21-27:
• Bottle Bay district awarded loan
  $2.5m from DEQ pays for upgrades
• Dense fog slows traffic in area
  Record daily highs reached in six towns
• Spike in Idaho flu deaths reported
  16 dead as cases hit epidemic levels
• CHAFE 150 record turnout expected
  Bicycle ride benefits students with autism
• Fires damage duplex on city's west side
  Simultaneous fires puzzle investigators
• Litehouse now 100% employee owned
  Company announces details of sale

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