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Final market of the season. Savor autumn's bounty during the Harvest Festival at Farmin Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. It's the last Sandpoint Farmers Market of the year, so plan on stocking up (many fruits and veggies can be stored in the fridge or a cool storage space) to savor the harvest! The market will be collecting food for the Bonner Community Food Bank; each donation will receive one raffle ticket for a market gift basket. Youngsters are encouraged to come dressed up for a costume contest at 11 a.m. The winner will receive market bucks to spend at the market. There will also be a pumpkin decorating contest; bring a pumpkin from home that's already decorated, or purchase one at the market and there will be some painting supplies available. The winner also receives market money! Plus enjoy live music with the Monarch Mountain Band. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.
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Here's what's happening in October!
Now through Oct. 16 Online Fundraiser for KRFY. 88.5 KRFY Sandpoint Community Radio hosts an online auction fundraiser now through Oct. 16. The event includes a number of fun and unique items to bid on to help raise money for the organization, including a tropical island condo, a sailboat excursion, a pontoon boat excursion, a Schweitzer gift basket, and much more. Click to visit BiddingForGood.com/KRFY and get bidding!
15 POAC Art Opening Reception. Pend Oreille Arts Council hosts an Opening Reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with artist of the year Daris Judd. Meet the artist and enjoy a glass of wine. Held in the Community Bank Plaza Building, 231 N. Third Ave. ArtinSandpoint.org.
15 Winery Music and Artist Reception. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Bridges Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bridges Home is comprised of Tami Belzer-Gunter and Dave Gunter - dual lead vocalists and multi-instrumentalists who perform Americana, Celtic, roots, and originals. Plus, join the winery in welcoming Lori Salisbury as the October Artist of the Month. Meet Lori and take a moment to appreciate her varied artwork at the winery from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Salisbury works with various mediums to express her connection with nature. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.
16-17 Hickey Farms U-Pick Pumpkins and Fall Festival. Come out to Hickey Farms, just east of Sandpoint at 674 Hickey Rd. (off Highway 200) for festive autumn fun in the country! Families will enjoy the U-pick pumpkin patch, plus local crafts, activities, and lots of vendors. There will be BBQ chicken and ribs by Bruno available for purchase from noon to 4 p.m. (or until they're gone!). Live music from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday with The Other White Meat; and a free magic show on Sunday at 1 p.m. with Star the Magician. Hickey Farms is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; open Wednesday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free admission and free parking! More info: Hickey Farms Facebook page.
16 Harvest Fest. Sandpoint Farmers Market closes out the season with entertainment, food booths, activities, displays at Farmin Park. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. 208-597-3355
16 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Ponderay Paradox from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Representing North Idaho style with acoustic versions of your favorites, Ponderay Paradox promises fun and talent! Arrive early for a seat and a handcrafted meal. POWine.com.
17 Tickets and Tacos: Dear Evan Hansen. NAMI Far North is sponsoring the movie Dear Evan Hanson at the Sandpoint Cinemas, and it's free! There will be yummy tacos made by Jupiter Jane, plus some giveaways. Click to register.
*Here's what's happening this week through Sunday, October 24*
19 Paint and Sip with Lori Salisbury. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts a fun evening of creativity at the October Paint and Sip from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Class includes supplies, instruction by Lori Salisbury, and a glass of house red or house white wine. Cost is $35+ tax per person; sign up by calling 208-265-8545. POWine.com.
20 Seniors Bingo. Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St., hosts Bingo every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.). Cost is $2 per card; food and drink are available for purchase. SandpointAreaSeniors.org. 208-263-6860 *Repeats every Wednesday.
22 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Kosh from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A favorite at the winery, Kosh is an acoustic vocalist and soloist with an enchanting style, and performs contemporary and classic music from across the generations. Come early for a seat and a glass of Merlot - you don't want to miss this evening of music! POWine.com.
22 "Snow Falling on Cedars" Film and Discussion. The Panida Theater and the Bonner County Human Rights task force offer an outstanding free movie "Snow Falling on Cedars" at 6:30 p.m. Jim Mitsui will speak for 10 minutes before the film about his experience as a child in an internment camp. "Snow Falling on Cedars" is an ethereal, hauntingly beautiful film that combines elements of suspense, murder, romance, and gripping drama with the history of our Northwest. Based on David Guterson's bestselling Faulkner Award work of fiction, the spellbinding story is set in a historically accurate background that highlights the fear and prejudice against Japanese Americans in the Puget Sound during WW II. Issues raised in this movie echo down through the decades to us today. Following the movie, Bonner County Human Rights Board members Todd Crossett, and Lynn Bridges along with Todd's daughter, Sam, will lead a group discussion on important issues raised. Free and open to the public.
22 DJ Music. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Shanner from 8 p.m. to midnight. A&Ps welcomes him back from Spokane, so come out for a fun night of dancing! Drink specials all night; no cover. Ages 21 and over.
23-24 Hickey Farms U-Pick Pumpkins and Fall Festival. Come out to Hickey Farms, just east of Sandpoint at 674 Hickey Rd. (off Highway 200) for festive autumn fun in the country! Families will enjoy the U-pick pumpkin patch, plus local crafts, activities, and lots of vendors. There will be BBQ chicken and ribs by Bruno available for purchase from noon to 4 p.m. (or until they're gone!). Live music this weekend from noon to 3 p.m. includes Brian Jacobs on Saturday, and Drew and Sammy on Sunday. Hickey Farms is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; open Wednesday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free admission and free parking! More info: Hickey Farms Facebook page.
23 Sandpoint Nordic Club's Winter Welcome. Ring in the winter ski season with Sandpoint Nordic Club! Bring the family and bundle up for a fun outdoor event from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Pine Street Woods, 11915 W. Pine St., where you'll get to mingle with the awesome Nordic community in Sandpoint. All are welcome; free and open to the public. For more information, email [email protected] or call 208-254-1123.
23 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Daniel Hall from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hall is an extremely talented performer, and with his guitar by his side he can bust out any classic rock tune you can imagine! Join us for wine and fun on Saturday. POWine.com.
23 Boo Bash Costume Ball. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Ponderay Event Center (behind Sandpoint Furniture). Prizes for best costumes! 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. come for the Cha Cha lesson. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. will be general dancing, door prizes, refreshments, and costume judging. Singles or couples are welcome as well as all levels of dancers. Cost is $9 for adults or $5 for teens. 208-699-0421
*Here's what's happening this week through Sunday, October 31*
27 Live Jazz. Bright Moments Jazz performs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Idaho Pour Authority.
29 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Bright Moments from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The trio will be back at the winery playing a mix of jazz and easy listening. So come out and enjoy good friends, fun music, and great wines! POWine.com.
29 POAC Performing Art Series: Okaidja. Pend Oreille Arts Council is thrilled to announce its first full season of live performances since the Covid pandemic cut short the 2019-2020 season. Kicking off POAC's 2021-2022 Performing Arts Series is Okaidja, an Afropop singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist from Ghana, West Africa, held at 7:30 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Okaidja's unique artistic vision has led him to combine his native rhythms with unforeseen pairings of musical flavors. His sound is a spicy fusion of Ghanaian music with diverse cross-cultural influences. Although most of Okaidja's hypnotic arrangements are sung in his native language, the meaning shines through. His calling and life purpose is to bring us all together so that we can laugh and grieve and dance and forge forward together, in community. Click for tickets, more info.
30 Hickey Farms U-Pick Pumpkins and Fall Festival. Come out to Hickey Farms, just east of Sandpoint at 674 Hickey Rd. (off Highway 200) for festive autumn fun in the country! Families will enjoy the U-pick pumpkin patch, plus local crafts, activities, and lots of vendors. There will be BBQ chicken and ribs by Bruno available for purchase from noon to 4 p.m. (or until they're gone!). Hickey Farms is open this from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and this is the last day of the festival. Also happening is the Crosstoberfest Bike Race with the Pend Oreille Pedalers. More info: Hickey Farms Facebook page.
30 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Mike Wagoner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wagoner always packs the house, and has an unforgettable voice and style as he plays favorites in new ways. You'll want to sit close or dance to classic rock tunes and familiar folk songs. POWine.com.
30 A&Ps Halloween Party. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts a Halloween Party from 8 p.m. to midnight. No cover, 21 and over only. Costume contest with lots of prizes to give away, including a Halloween cooler and a barrel BBQ. Spooky drink specials all night!
30 Eagles Halloween Party. A Halloween Party for ages 21 and over begins at 8 p.m. at the FOE Eagles Aerie 589, 1511 John Hudon Ln. Enjoy live music by The Turn-Spit Dogs, plus there will be cash prizes for best costume, along with food, dancing, and fun! $5 donation cover charge. For more info, email [email protected] or call 208-946-7472.
31 Museum/Lions Club Halloween Celebration. Join the Bonner County Historical Society and the Sandpoint Lions Club for the biggest Halloween celebration in town! Enter Lakeview Park at the parking lot on Ella Avenue. Trick-or-treat with the Museum starting at 4 p.m., then enjoy Litehouse apple cider and popcorn and a spooky photo booth where you can show off your costumes. If you're looking for a fright, head around the corner and brave your way through the Lions Club's Haunted Woods! This event is free for ghouls and goblins of all ages.
Fall Lake Cruises. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises hosts lake outings during the week and weekends in September and October, taking advantage of this beautiful time of year with several unique autumn-only outings. Cruise up the spectacular Clark Fork Delta with views of towering cliffs, resident wildlife, and great photo opportunities. Or check out the Island and Eagle Watching Tour, featuring a scenic tour around the four islands of Hope. See a bald eagle sanctuary and cruise in comfort in the salon-heated boat (the Shawnodese, above). Check LakePendOreilleCruises.com for the cruise schedule.
Here is what's coming up in November!
5 Filmmaking Program Open House. The Music Conservatory of Sandpoint hosts an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., for the community to meet with Tim Bangle and learn about what the new filmmaking program coming in spring 2022. Guest speaker Erik Daarstad, a renowned professional documentary cinematographer, will also be presenting. Starting in February, MCS will be holding their first film program. The program will be 16 weeks in length and cover a vast amount of material that teaches students the fundamentals of filmmaking such as lighting, cinematography, production elements, and post-production. Free and open to the public. SandpointConservatory.org.
5 Live Jazz. Bright Moments Jazz performs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Eichardt's.
6 Free First Saturday at the Museum. Enjoy free admission at the Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This month's event is sponsored by Diane Brockway. Learn more at BonnerCountyHistory.org.
6 Extra Life Game Day Fundraiser. The Sandpoint High School Esports Club is hosting an Extra Life Game Day to raise funds for Sacred Heart Hospital as a part of the Children's Miracle Network Extra Life program. Admission starts at a $5 donation, but every extra bit helps! Bring your favorite child-appropriate content game to share with others. All are welcome to come and have fun while raising money! Held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at SHS, 410 S. Division. So dust off your N64, sleeve your MTG cards, and practice your D20 throws for a great event! For more information, contact Dalton Hawkins at [email protected] or visit the Extra Life website.
6 Live Jazz. Bright Moments Jazz performs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Back Door, downstairs from Baxters on Cedar Street.
9 Panida Annual Membership Meeting. The community is invited to attend the Panida Annual Membership Meeting, held at 6 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. The meeting may possibly be held virtually on Zoom in response to the current uptick in Bonner County of Covid-19 cases; stay tuned as the date approaches for further clarification. For more information, call 208-255-7801 or email [email protected].
14 Ponderay Market. The Ponderay Outdoor Market is held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Ponderay Event Center at 401 Bonner Mall Way in Ponderay. The market is held on the second Sunday of every month, featuring live music, food vendors, and more! Free and open to the public. For more information, email [email protected].
20 Honoring Bonner County Veterans Event. The Wild Horse Trail Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosts an event to honor Bonner County veterans from all branches, held at 2 p.m. in the Sandpoint Events Center's third floor auditorium. There will be guest speakers, snacks, and coffee provided by Kokanee Coffee.
24 Live Jazz. Bright Moments Jazz performs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Idaho Pour Authority.
26 Live Jazz. Bright Moments Jazz performs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pend d'Oreille Winery.
Here is what's coming up in December!
4 Free First Saturday at the Museum. Enjoy free admission at the Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This month's event is sponsored by Ken and Kathy Conger. Learn more at BonnerCountyHistory.org.
12 Ponderay Market. The Ponderay Outdoor Market is held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 401 Bonner Mall Way in Ponderay. The market is held on the second Sunday of every month, featuring live music, food vendors, and more! Free and open to the public. For more information, email [email protected].