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Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness 'Pint Night' Fundraiser. FOTSPW will be turning 17 years old! That is almost two decades of trail building and educating outdoors. That's worth celebrating - with beer! Join in at Mickduff's Beer Hall Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Proceeds will go towards keeping the Scotchmans wild and roadless!

Schweitzer torchlight parade & fireworks. This year for Martin Luther King weekend come up to Schweitzer to see the annual torchlight parade, as well as the 'Northern Lights' fireworks show. Events kick off at 6:00 p.m. Saturday night. Afterwards make your way to Taps for music and partying!

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Here's what's happening in January!

Here's what's happening in thru Jan. 16!

7-28 Independence Racing Team Junior Starlight Series. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts Friday night races in January on NASTAR. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

10 Blind Beer Tasting. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts a monthly blind beer tasting every second Monday, offering the chance to try something new and challenge existing thoughts on beer. Each month features a new beer style; January’s event highlights Belgian ales. 6:00 p.m. $15. IdahoPourAuthority.com

11 Paint and Sip with Nicole Black. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., welcomes you to a fun evening of creativity at our January Paint & Sip. Black returns to paint a warm island scene with you, layered in color and detail.  The class is from 5:30-7:30pm and includes supplies, instruction and a glass of house red or house white wine. $45+ tax per person. This class is sure to fill up fast, call to sign up today! 208.265.8545 POWine.com

13 Fundraiser for the Scotchmans. Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness will be turning 17 years old! Almost two decades of trail building and educating outdoors. That’s worth celebrating – with beer! Join us at Mickduff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St,  from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

14 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Scott Taylor from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Scott is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist. You’ll hear influences from the likes of Neil Young, James Taylor, Grateful Dead, Townes Van Zandt, and Beck! POWine.com

14 Live Music. Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St., hosts live music with John Firshi from 7:00-10:00 p.m. John has been performing his unique style of eclectic music around the Northwest for 12 years and has a very wide range of influences. He has drawn from his experience as a supporting musician to develop his own style of original music. JohnFirshi.com

14, 15, 16 Twilight Ski Program.  Sandpoint Parks and Recreation is again participating in the Schweitzer Own the Night Twilight Ski program. Get your lift ticket for times between 3-7 p.m. for $20.00 (online purchase) thru March 5.  Buy here.

14-17 MLK Weekend & Fireworks. Spend the MLK weekend at Schweitzer! Take in the sights, and enjoy the torchlight parade and the Northern Lights Fireworks show (Jan. 15) and much more. 205-263-9555

15 8th Annual Fatty Flurry Fest. Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair sponsors a celebration of Fat Bikes in North Idaho. Meet at the Section 16 trails (S. of Bonners Ferry in the paradise valley). Group Rides start at 10:00 a.m. Fat bike rentals are available with a reservation. If your bike doesn't have tires at least 3.8" wide, leave it at home. This is a free event, unless you need to rent a bike. Call 208-255-4496 for bike reservations.

15 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Mobius Riff from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Schooled in classical, jazz, folk and rock, Mobius Riff presents a unique blend of instrumental music. POWine.com

15 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., hosts live music with Right Front Burner from 9:00 p.m. to Midnight. Get your groove on and shake your booty with the Inland Northwest's funkiest trio and Sandpoint's very own Right Front Burner. 21+, no cover.

15 Bright Moments Jazz.  The Back Door, 111 Cedar St., hosts Bright Moments Jazz from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bright moments is a lively jazz trio (depending on the venue) featuring trumpet, sax, piano, flutes, and vocals. For more info contact [email protected]

Here's what's happening in thru Jan. 23!

18 Pizza-4-Players: A Fun-draiser for Sandpoint Lacrosse.  Powder Hound Pizza, 201 E. Superior St., hosts Pizza-4-Players from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sandpoint Lacrosse is asking for the support of our community to ensure that every kid who wants to get out on the field can. Join in on a silent auction, raffle, good company, and of course, plenty of pizza thanks to our generous sponsor. Silent auction items include Schweitzer Mountain Resort snow ghost chair, Pend Oreille Shores Resort 3-day and 7-day stays, and so much more! For more info, click here.

19 CHAFE 150 Registration begins. Sandpoint Rotary hosts the annual 150-mile CHAFE bike ride through Montana and Idaho, along with an 80-mile option and Family Fun Ride. Proceeds benefit the Lake Pend Oreille School District's Literacy Initiative and after-school reading programs.  Register here, or get more information CHAFE150.org.

19 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live Piano Music from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. POWine.com

20 Trivia Bingo. A&P's Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave, hosts Trivia Bingo  at 6:30 p.m. We play 5 games a night, and it's free to play. Must me 21 years or older. Prizes for winners of each game. Food and drink specials

21 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live  music with Kosh from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy contemporary and classic music from across generations. Kosh is an acoustic vocalist/soloist with an enchanting style. POWine.com

21, 22 Twilight Ski Program.  Sandpoint Parks and Recreation is again participating in the Schweitzer Own the Night Twilight Ski program. Get your lift ticket for times between 3-7 p.m. for $20.00 (online purchase) thru March 5.  Buy here.

21, 22 and 23: Banff Mountain Film Festival
The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world! The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, the Banff World Tour celebrates amazing achievements in outdoor storytelling and filmmaking worldwide. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on January 21 and 22, and 6 p.m. on January 23. Word to the wise, these shows always sell out in Sandpoint, so mark the date and get tickets early. Tickets go on sale Jan. 3

22 Dance. Hosted by USA Dance at the Ponderay Event Center (behind Sandpoint Furniture). 7-8 p.m. is a Night Club 2-step lesson taught by a professional instructor from Spokane. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. will be general dancing, refreshments, door prizes, and fun. Singles, Couples, and all levels of dancers are welcome. The cost is $9 Adults, $5 Teens. For more info call 208-699-0421.

22 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live  music with with Chris Paradis from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Chris is an impressive instrumentalist and vocalist who elevates his songs with the banjo, mandolin, and bass. POWine.com 

Here's what's happening in thru Jan. 30!

28 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live  music with with Mike Wagoner from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mike has an unforgettable voice and style as he plays our favorites in new ways. POWine.com

28 Toyota Free Ski Friday. Bring your Toyota, Scion, or Lexus to Schweitzer on January 28, 2022 and you get one free lift ticket for the day!  Tickets are valid for 1/28/22 ONLY. Click for more info.

28 Bright Moments Jazz.  Eichardts, 212 Cedar St., hosts Bright Moments Jazz from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Bright moments is a lively jazz trio (depending on the venue) featuring trumpet, sax, piano, flutes, and vocals. For more info contact [email protected]

28, 29 Twilight Ski Program.  Sandpoint Parks and Recreation is again participating in the Schweitzer Own the Night Twilight Ski program. Get your lift ticket for times between 3-7 p.m. for $20.00 (online purchase) thru March 5.  Buy here.

28-29 Skijoring - Chapman Springs Ranch in Clark Fork will be hosting a skijoring event.  One horse, one rope, one skier. This horse-powered skiing event is a rush like none other. Join in for one of the most action-packed horsemanship sports on earth. Mandatory registration for riders is on the 28th at 4:00 p.m.  Gates open for spectators the 29th at 8:00 a.m. with awards presentation at 4:00 p.m.  $20 admission. Prizes. For more info, or to register: ChapmanSkijoring.com

29 Winter Trails day. Come enjoy a complimentary day out on the other side of Schweitzer! With 32K of trails to explore, an adventure on snowshoes or Nordic skis will be fun for everyone! For Winter Trails Day, all trail fees are waived. 208-263-9555

29 Live Music. A&P's Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts Miah Kohal Band for their winter blues blowout party! 9:00 p.m. to midnight. No cover, 21 and over only. Drink specials all night!

29 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Doug and Marty from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. POWine.com  Doug and Marty are Sandpoint locals who will bring you back to the good old days with classic rock favorites from a wild range of artists. POWine.com

29 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., hosts live music with Alex Cope and Steve Wayne from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Come celebrate Emma's last night with music from Alex and Steve! Bringing the soul and energy to the stage. 21+, no cover.

29-30 This Winter Night. It promises to be a magical evening of music, dance and art! The Pend Oreille Arts Council (POAC) partners with Allegro Dance Studio and Suzuki String Academy for a special evening of live music and dance featuring local performers. Matinee performances on Sat Jan 29 and Sun Jan 30 at 2:00 p.m. and an evening performance on Sat Jan 29 at 7:00 p.m.  at the Panida Theater, 300 N 1st Ave in Sandpoint. Preshow gala includes decadent hot chocolates bar, small dessert bites from local restaurants, art gallery display and raffle including a beautiful hand painted violin by Lisa V Maus. Raffle funds will go towards scholarships for local students. Wine included in the evening show VIP tickets. Tickets range from $35-45 and are available on the POAC website. For more information, E-mail [email protected]

Here is what's coming up in February!

4, 5 Twilight Ski Program.  Sandpoint Parks and Recreation is again participating in the Schweitzer Own the Night Twilight Ski program. Get your lift ticket for times between 3-7 p.m. for $20.00 (online purchase) thru March 5.  Buy here.

4-25 Starlight Racing. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts four weeks of evening racing on Friday nights, followed by fun and fabulous parties in Taps. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

5 The Priest Lake Rock N Ride. The Resort at Cavanaugh's, 40 Vacation Ct., hosts the 2nd annual Priest Lake Rock N Ride. A fundraiser for the Priest Lake Groomer's Association. The event starts at 9:00 a.m. and will feature a snowmobile poker run, kids rides, a winter retail mall, live music, amazing BBQ, outdoor games, beach bonfires, burgers at the top of the mountain, a silent auction, and prize giveaways. Tickets for the Snowmobile Poker Run are available at cavsresort.com.

11, 12 Twilight Ski Program.  Sandpoint Parks and Recreation is again participating in the Schweitzer Own the Night Twilight Ski program. Get your lift ticket for times between 3-7 p.m. for $20.00 (online purchase) thru March 5.  Buy here.

11 Valentines Paint and Sip. Hosted by Grace and Joy Clothing Co., 212 N. 1st  Ave., at 6:30 p.m.  This guided paint event is BYOB and no painting experience needed. Tickets are $36. Instructed by artist Kem Davis.  Sign up for event here.

11-27 Winter Carnival 2022. After a two-year hiatus thanks to a crummy virus, one of the biggest events of the Sandpoint winter will back this year. The specific events are still shaping up, but count on this 10-day fun festival to include the Parade of Lights downtown, plenty of events up on Schweitzer, live music and parties all around and one of the funnest (and most heart-warming) dog-inspired events the K9 Keg Pull. Get it on your calendar and check back for details.

12 Phillip Kopczynski: Stand up Comedy. The Panida theater, 300 N. 1st Ave., presents Kopczynski. Born and raised in the mountains of eastern Washington, Phillip Kopczynski started comedy at age 11 doing pratfalls to make his Down Syndrome sister laugh. Phillip is returning Valentines weekend to Sandpoint with some very funny friends: Harry J. Riley who's been seen on SYFY network and also Silverwood Commercials. Ryan McComb, a favorite of The Spokane Comedy Club. And the host, Rob Wentz, is a Sandpoint native who's very excited to show the people he went to high school how dope he is at comedy. Show starts at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $20.  Get tickets here.

14 Blind Beer Tasting. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts a monthly blind beer tasting every second Monday, offering the chance to try something new and challenge existing thoughts on beer. Each month features a new beer style 6:00 p.m. $15. IdahoPourAuthority.com

18, 19, 20 Twilight Ski Program.  Sandpoint Parks and Recreation is again participating in the Schweitzer Own the Night Twilight Ski program. Get your lift ticket for times between 3-7 p.m. for $20.00 (online purchase) thru March 5.  Buy here.

18-21 Presidents' Weekend & Fireworks. Visit Schweitzer and enjoy Presidents' Day Weekend  with the Sunday night Coca Cola " Let it Glow"  fireworks show (Feb. 20)!  208-263-9555

18 Living Voices "Through the Eyes of a Friend". The Panida, 300 N. 1st Ave., hosts this event at 7:00 p.m. *more details to come

25 Wild and Scenic Film Festival
A Curated collection of independent films about wild places and the people working to protect them. Theater and virtual shows available. All proceeds from the night will go towards trail building, outdoor education, and mountain goat stewardship programs in the Scotchmans. Tickets from $15-200. Buy here.

25, 26 Twilight Ski Program.  Sandpoint Parks and Recreation is again participating in the Schweitzer Own the Night Twilight Ski program. Get your lift ticket for times between 3-7 p.m. for $20.00 (online purchase) thru March 5.  Buy here.

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