For the week of March 24, 2015

Retro laughfest. Take a hilarious look at 'days gone by' when the Boomerang Baby Boomer Comedy Bash performs at 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the Panida, 300 N. First Ave. Starring Kat Simmons (The Comedy Channel), David Gee (Showtime With Rita Rudner), and Marc Yaffee (Comics Unleashed), the three comedy veterans keep audiences laughing with topics that include cars with no seat belts, parents with no filters, and toys with no safety testing. It's sure to be a fun time! Purchase advance tickets at or on the night of the show at the box office. Also at the Panida, concert-goers for the Marshall McLean Band Music Video Release Show Saturday, March 28, will enjoy a full lineup of incredible music talent. Joining McLean are veterans of other Northwest bands: Justin Landis from Sandpoint-based Cedar and Boyer; Jamie Frost of The Makers; and Caleb Ingersoll of Spokane's Cathedral Pearls. Opening the show is special guest Anna Tivel. Tickets available in advance at Eve's Leaves and Eichardt's,, and at the door on the night of the show.

Sandpoint haps! The Boomerang Baby Boomer Comedy Bash takes a hilarious look at 'growing up Boomer' during trio's live show at the Panida. And check out all events happening this week, March 24-30:

Entertainment Highlights:

• Ales and Trails – Laughing Dog Brewing hosts Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail event, Tuesday

• CHAFE 150 Happy Hour – Rotary hosts fun event for all at Idaho Pour Authority, Wednesday

• Northstar Winery Dinner – Forty-One South hosts gourmet wine event, Wednesday

• Live @ The Office – Josh Hedlund performs at the Sandpoint Reader office, Thursday

• Grace and Tony – Di Luna's Cafe dinner concert features 'punkgrass' duo, Thursday

• Boomerang Baby Boomer Comedy Bash – Trio's laughfest at the Panida Theater, Friday

• Venus in Fur – Sandpoint Onstage play at the Hope Marketplace, Friday-Saturday

• Winterfest – Outdoor brew festival at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Saturday

• Marshall McLean Band Music Video Release Show – At the Panida, Saturday

  View ALL entertainment events»

Civic Happenings

Basics of Irrigation Gardening workshop at Ponderay Events Center, Wednesday

• Kootenay Camas Project Presentation – Sandpoint Community Hall, Saturday

• Critter Camp – Panhandle Animal Shelter hosts daily camp for kids, begins Monday

  See ALL civic events this week»

Coming up: Lou Domanski Chess Festival
, April 4; Sandpoint Street Scramble, April 4; Easter Egg Hunt, April 4.

New in the classifieds: Fresh chicken from Tauber Farms, $2.49/lb. ... Vintage iron garden gates, $350/pair ... Sandpoint Reader seeks salesperson.

Outdoor Almanac
The heavens: First quarter Moon Fri; Jupiter hovers near the Moon Sun
• Rising and setting: Sunrise at 6:41 a.m., sets at 7:04 p.m. Daylight gained past 7 days: 24 minutes
• Air Quality Report: Good through Wed as showery, cool weather will be the norm

• Lake Pend Oreille: Lake level 2,053.2 feet, up 1.57 feet past 7 days
• Weather forecast: Chance of showers Wed with a high of 48; partly cloudy Thu. Enjoy a warm-up for the weekend with sunny skies and highs in the 60s!

• Schweitzer snow report: 65" on the summit, 4" in the village. 1" of new snow past 72 hours. Forecast calls for chance of snow Wed. See report»

Find links to details at Real-Time Outdoors.

READY! for Kindergarten. Registration is open for the Spring 2015 session of READY! for Kindergarten coming up Saturday, April 18. There's no cost to attend ... just sign up! Learn more and register for this nationally recognized program, which provides research-based curriculum as well as toys, games, activities and books, at (Advertisement)

New and neat online

Hear Sandpoint on iTunes. Our community radio 88.5 KRFY has been podcasting its Tuesday and Thursday Morning Show for a year-plus. Now, KRFY has its own channel on iTunes where listeners can hear the podcasts of these current affairs programs. Get the iTunes link, or hear podcasts right from the station's website, at»

Ready to get 'lost'? The Lost in the '50s crew is roaring back with a bunch of announcements, including who's performing at this year's party! Check it all out on Facebook and then get ready to have some fun this May!

Photo alert! Did you take a neat photo in March? If so, submit it now for the Sandpoint in Pictures contest! There are both People's Choice and Editors' Choice awards, with the chance to win tasty dining at local restaurants. Enter now at Sandpoint in Pictures.

The Week's Top News, March 18-24:

• Court: Caribou habitat must be revisited
  Action in response to coalition's lawsuit
• County endorses Scotchman Wilderness
  Calls on Congress to make designation
• Idaho schools report on new contracts
  Broadband costs likely to be lower
• Police: Idaho family behind brawl
  One dead in Arizona Walmart attack
• Food For Our Children tackles hunger
  Dennis Pence helps found non-profit
• Sales tax eyed for Memorial Field fix
  Funds would replace aging grandstands
• Avista explains need for rate hike
  Higher costs, static customer base
• Hikers find jawbone on lake bed
  Bones appear to be decades old
• Report: Idaho middle class withering
  Median income has dropped by $5,000
• Is region facing a bug-filled summer?
  Bees, mosquitos, ticks - get ready!
• Proposed mine targeted in petition
  Seeks new look at Rock Creek impacts

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