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Catch a 'Clue' performance. Live theater returns to the Panida Theater with performances of the mystery-comedy Clue Thursday, Oct. 22, through Sunday, Oct. 25. Enjoy the great cast, who will have you wondering whodunnit from the front door opening until the last gunshot is heard! The performances are a fundraiser for the Panida, which with COVID putting the kibosh on most events has had almost NO revenue coming in for the past six months. An energetic bunch of new board members were elected at the Panida's annual meeting Saturday, and they are charting the way forward for our treasured community-owned theater. But one easy way to support it, and have a great evening at a hilarious live play in a socially-distanced venue, is to attend one of the four Clue performances. Presented by Panida Playhouse Players and Blue Sky Broadcasting. Tickets available at Panida.org or at the door.
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Here's what's happening in October!
22-25 Clue. On stage live at the Panida Theater, Clue is a mystery comedy taken from the pages of the screenplay with the same name, which was taken from the board game with the same name! Join in on the comic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor. Enjoy the great cast, who will have you wondering whodunnit from the front door opening until the last gunshot is heard! Presented by Panida Playhouse Players and Blue Sky Broadcasting. Tickets are $16 adult, $8 youth age 18 and under, at Panida.org or at the door.
23-25 Hickey Farms Harvest Festival. Good old-fashioned country fun! Take the family outdoors for a festive country experience at the Hickey Farms Harvest Festival, happening weekends through Oct. 25! The farm is just a few miles east of Sandpoint on Highway 200, and features a U-pick pumpkin patch, crafts, face painting, live music, art and food vendors, and more! Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Check the Facebook page for more information.
24-25 Silverwood's Community Appreciation Weekends + Afterparty. Help out local food banks plus save on admission during the Silverwood Theme Park's Community Appreciation Weekends, held Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 25. For every general admission ticket sold, $4 will be donated to help local food banks. For each youth/senior ticket sold, $1 will be donated. Plus starting at 6 p.m. on Saturdays in October, Silverwood will transform into the Silverwood Afterparty. Come out to the park and ride your favorite rides, including Timber Terror Backwards, in the dark! Also, when the sun sets, Dr. Delirium's 3D Rockhouse, will open with party music blaring over the park speakers. SilverwoodThemePark.com.
23 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Nick Wiebe of Wiebe Jammin'. He blends a unique mix of musical flavors with the skillful use of the acoustic guitar and loop pedal for a full-sound live music experience. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.
24 Winter Welcome. The Sandpoint Nordic Club hosts an outdoor Winter Welcome event from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Pine Street Woods. Enjoy a walk around the wide trails with beer, local vendors, a silent auction, and socially distanced bonfires! This is your chance to reconnect with the Nordic community and see what we have in store for the ski season. Free and open to the public.
24 Pints for Polio. The Rotary Club of Ponderay and the Rotary Club of Sandpoint co-sponsor Pints for Poliofrom 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Matchwood Brewing Company. Everyone is invited to help raise money together to further eradicate polio in the world. Rotary International has been helping with polio eradication for more than 35 years and has helped reduce the number of cases worldwide by 99.9 percent. World Polio Day is Oct. 24, so this is a perfect opportunity for both local Rotary clubs to spread the word about this disease and raise money for Rotary International's End Polio Now campaign. For more information, visit PonderayRotaryClub.com and SandpointRotary.com.
24 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Chris Lynch. This local musician brings a fun-filled solo performance incorporating multi-generations of jazz and rock covers. Lynch's spirited personality will have you either laughing or singing along. Enjoy a Saturday night out for dinner, wine, and live music all in one place. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.
25 Piano Sunday Live Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts Piano Sunday with Dwayne Parsons from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Parsons is a favorite local musician who brings a story to his music. Come in for a glass of wine, a pizza, and an entertaining performance by Parsons. His hands hold the secret
to making the grand piano sing! Free and open to the public. POWine.com.
Here's what's happening this week through Sunday, Nov. 1
Through Oct. 28 Furry Scurry Virtual Fun Run/Walk. Sandpoint Kids Dentistry hosts the 2020 Furry Scurry Virtual Fun Run/Walk to support the Panhandle Animal Shelter! It's held Oct. 14-28 (registration closes Oct. 28); prize winners are announced Oct. 29. Complete the 5K or 10K wherever you feel safe and comfortable to do so. Map your own course and pick which day works best for you. All ages/abilities welcome! All registered participants who post their race day photo and finish time to the Sandpoint Kids Dentistry Facebook Page will be entered to win prizes donated by local businesses. Race fees are by donation only (monetary or donated goods). Click to register. Please submit monetary donations via the Panhandle Animal Shelter website donation link at PASIdaho.org, drop off dog/cat supply donations to the Panhandle Animal Shelter, or home goods/clothing donations to the PAS Thrift Store in Ponderay.
30 Live Jazz. Matchwood Brewing hosts live jazz from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Bright Moments Jazz. Free and open to the public.
31 Museum Trick-or-Treating. Join the Bonner County Historical Society, Kinnickinnick Native Plant Society, and the Sandpoint Lions for the biggest Halloween celebration in town! Enter Lakeview Park on the corner of Ella Ave. and Ontario St. from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and enjoy trick-or-treating, Litehouse apple cider and popcorn, and a spooky photobooth where you can show off your fantastical costumes. The Haunted Woods are open until midnight, and as darkness falls, it will be a thrill for those looking for a fright! This event is free for ghouls and goblins of all ages. For your safety, entry will be paced and volunteers will wear masks and gloves.
31 Live Music. Come celebrate Halloween at the Pend d'Oreille Winery and dance to Big Phatty and the Inhalers from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.! A Big Phatty and the Inhalers show offers a wide variety of music, but this special performance will emphasize their '70 rock for a fun-filled themed Halloween Eve. Big Phatty and the Inhalers are Steve Rush on guitar, Ali Thomas on drums, Scott Taylor on lead guitar, Denis Zwang on sax and flute, and Erich Brandt on bass. Bring your big hair, sweatbands, and pleather pants! Free and open to the public.
31 Brittany Jean. Nashville recording artist Brittany Jean presents an Evening of Music at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Tickets are $15 adult, $10 age 18 and under; available at BJeanMusic.com or Panida.org.
- Clark Fork Delta Cruise. Enjoy a unique opportunity to cruise up the spectacular Clark Fork Delta with views of spectacular cliffs, resident wildlife, and great photo opportunities aboard the Shawnodese. Reserve a space and get more information at LakePendOreilleCruises.com.
- Island & Eagle Watching Tour. Enjoy a scenic tour around the four Islands of Hope! See a bald eagle sanctuary and cruise in comfort on the salon-heated Shawnodese while enjoying the scenery. Reserve a space and get more information at LakePendOreilleCruises.com.
- 3G Tour. Explore beautiful parts of the lake while seeing a variety of birdlife, private coves, towering cliffs, the Islands of Hope, and a view of the south end of the lake aboard the Shawnodese. Reserve a space and get more information at LakePendOreilleCruises.com.
Here is what's coming up in November!
21-29 K&K Thanksgiving Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club's annual fall fishing contest. LPOIC.org.
27 Tree Lighting and Santa's Arrival Tree lighting ceremony at Jeff Jones Town Square and visit from Santa opens the holiday season in Sandpoint. DowntownSandpoint.com. 208-255-1876
Here is what's coming up in December!
25 Christmas Day. Merry Christmas!