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Earth Day, egg hunt, musicals … so festive! As we revel in the green grass of spring, family-fun events fill the springtime calendar. First up, celebrate Mother Nature with the Earth Day Clean-Up, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20. Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeepers and the City of Sandpoint present an Earth Day Sand Creek and Beach Clean-Up event, starting at 10 a.m. at Sandpoint's City Beach. Everyone is welcome to join this family-friendly event; it's a great way to celebrate our Earth by cleaning up the watershed. Garbage bags, gloves, and snacks provided. For more information, email [email protected]. And there's much more going on this weekend, including the Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt, the second week of 'Annie' the musical at Sandpoint High School, and the Missoula Children's Theatre performance of Blackbeard in the Panida. See details, below.
Here's what's happening in April!
18 Girls Pint Out. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts Girls Pint Out from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April is Idaho Beer Month and Vicki will be tasting and talking about Idaho beer!
18 Neighborhood Storytelling. Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St., hosts Neighborhood Storytelling from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This is Matchwood's second storytelling event. Everyone is welcome to come listen to courageous friends and neighbors share the stories they have been working on in the Storytellers Workshop.
18 Beer Hall Live Music. John Hastings and Sandy Compton team up in the awesome duo known as Bob Missed the Bus, performing in MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. These two teaming up is what makes Sandpoint great: amazing artists making amazing music. Sandpoint Curry will be on-site (pre-order at 404-565-3131). Free and open to the public. Non-smoking, fun and games environment.
18, 20 Annie the Musical. The local production of Annie, featuring more than 60 local actors, singers, and dancers, continues for a second week in the Sandpoint High School auditorium. This tour de force charmed audiences during its first weekend of performances, and the hit Broadway musical includes classic songs including "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow" and "It's A Hard Knock Life." In addition to the performers, local students also created and built the sets, props, costumes, make-up and more backstage. Annie is directed by Jeannie Hunter, with Musical Director Jon Brownell, Choreographer Becky Lucas, and Costumer Angie Aller. Evening shows April 18 and 20 begin at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.; a matinee April 20 begins at 2 p.m. with doors opening at 1:30 p.m. Popcorn and other snacks are sold at the performances. Get info and tickets online, Eve's Leaves, or at the door if they are still available.
18 Sandpoint Community Sing. Community singing is the timeless ritual of coming together with others to co-create a rich musical experience through voice. Sandpoint Community Sing is a 90-minute weekly journey of songs about nature, life, love, emotions, gratitude, activism, peace and the overall human experience. Songs are taught in the oral tradition of call and response. No experience necessary. Come with a desire to use your voice, learn songs, and connect joyfully through singing with others. Held at 7 p.m. in Downtown Yoga; suggested donation is $5-$10. Led by Kristine Rae: 208-946-7072. *Held every Thursday.
18 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge hosts live music with Jeremy James Meyer and Joshua James Jackson from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Meyer is a songwriter from Eugene, Ore., whose music has a wide range of influences and collaborative improvisation. He's joined onstage by Jackson, a folk singer from northern California. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.
18 Open Mic Night. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts Open Mic Night with KC Carter from 9 p.m. to midnight.
19 Winery Live Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Bridges Home featuring Dave and Tami Gunter. This duo promises a fun evening of Americana, Celtic, folk and blues! Arrive early for a glass of Friday Night Wine and a delicious Farmer's Board of select meats and cheeses! POWine.com.
19 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the Ron Kieper Jazz Trio.
19 Brewery Live Music. Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St., hosts the beautifully blended jazz music of Bright Moments from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
19 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St.. hosts live music from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with Red Blend. An artistical blend of soul, pop, and blues with a great bouquet of party-time fun featuring Meg Turner, Chris Lynch and Brian Jacobs, these three longtime performers truly "crushing it!" See you on the dance floor! Free and open to the public, 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.
19 Chasing Coral. The Panida's Little Theater on First Avenue hosts a screening of Chasing Coral at 7 p.m. Presented by the Sandpoint Outdoor Adventure Club, Chasing Coral is a documentary film which follows a team of divers and scientists who photograph the phenomena of coral bleaching in the world's oceans. Donations accepted at the door; tickets available at Panida.org.
19 Patrice Webb Trio. Celebrating the release of Patrice Webb's new CD "In My Sentimental Dreaming" with a concert at DiLuna's Cafe at 7:30 p.m. The original songs pay tribute to the swing and acoustic blues of the '20s, '30s and '40s, resulting in a multi-colored musical stew featuring '40s western swing, "barefoot gypsy jazz," honky tonkin' country and bluegrass, and folk. Patrice is joined by Tom D'Orazi and Lonny Hawkins. Dinner is served before the show at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the show. Call Di Luna's at 208-263-0846 for tickets and reservations.
19 Live Music at the 219. The 219 hosts live music from 9 p.m. 'til midnight with the Aaron Golay Band. Back by popular demand, this Twin Falls-based performer is arguably one of the best singers in the Northwest. His sound is soulful rock 'n' roll, with plenty of upbeat pop and dance influences seamlessly tied in. It's a 'must-see' show! Free and open to the public, ages 21 and older. Non-smoking environment. 219.bar.
19 DW Skwish. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Skwish starting at 9 p.m. No cover.
20 Earth Day Clean-Up. Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeepers and the City of Sandpoint present an Earth Day Sand Creek and Beach Clean-Up event, starting at 10 a.m. at Sandpoint's City Beach. Everyone is welcome to join this family-friendly event; it's a great way to celebrate our Earth by cleaning up the watershed. Garbage bags, gloves, and snacks provided. For more information, email [email protected].
20 Sandpoint Street Scramble #5. Walk, run or bike to find checkpoints with different point values scattered around a topo map of the area during the Sandpoint Street Scramble #5, with registration at 9 a.m. and the event starting at 10 a.m. at the Litehouse YMCA, 1905 Pine St. There will be a question to answer to validate your having visited the point. In order to have a sufficient number of maps, pre-register by sending an email to John Harbuck at [email protected]. Cost is $6 Eastern Washington Orienteering Club members, $8 non-members. Learn more at EWOC.org or call 208-263-9893.
20 Easter Egg Hunt. The Sandpoint Lions Club hosts the annual Easter Egg Hunt promptly at 10 a.m. in Lakeview Park, 609 S. Ella. Children ages 1 to 12 years old are welcome, and there will be separate areas set aside for each age group. No parents are allowed in the marked-off areas; please watch your children from the sidelines. Free and open to the public.
20 Tour de Sandpoint - Brewery Tour by Bike. Take a bike tour to the four breweries in Sandpoint. Meet at Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair, 108 N. Third Ave., at 1 p.m. and ride to the various breweries for rehydration, concluding at Utara Brewing. Bike safely, represent your community, and have a great time! Free and open to the public. 208-255-4496
20 Missoula Children's Theatre: Blackbeard the Pirate. Missoula Children's Theatre brings their famous red truck to Sandpoint once again to host a weeklong workshop with local children, followed by performances at 1 p.m. and again at 3:30 p.m. on the Panida stage as part of Pend Oreille Arts Council's Performance Series. ArtinSandpoint.org.
20 Earth Day Celebration: Saving Our Species. Come out to Farmin Park between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. for this special celebration featuring exhibitors, activities and games from over 30 organizations, plus Earth-friendly food and other vendors. Young participants will win reusable bamboo cutlery for visiting activities, and adults get a set as a gift for donating to fund the event at the 350Sandpoint.org table, where there will also be raffle items from local businesses. Take in the Earth Day programs of Washington Elementary, Southside Elementary, and Sandpoint Waldorf, as well as live performances with Doug Bond, Beth Pederson, Sam Corett, Allegro tap dancers, and more! Free and open to the public.
20 Sandpoint Sasquatch Baseball Cornhole Tournament. Come toss some bags and have fun supporting our youth in the first annual Sandpoint Sasquatch Youth Travel Baseball Cornhole Tournament! The Youth Division is open to 9- to 18-year-olds, $20/team, includes a soda and first toss at noon. The Adult division is 18+, $40 team, includes first beer or drink and first toss at 2 p.m. Prizes for top three in each division includes cash, gift bags and more! Registration starts at 11 a.m., or call to register a team at 208-209-6700. All tournament proceeds and a portion of bar proceeds go to Sandpoint Sasquatch.
20 Winery Live Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Truck Mills and Carl Rey from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mills is an acclaimed guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and musical explorer whose music is globally inspired and fills the room with a story. Rey contributes a blues and jazz influence. Arrive early for a good seat and glass of wine! POWine.com.
20 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Ben Olson and Cadie Archer.
20 Fire-Light Night. Gather around the firepit at Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and join Kristine Rae for community singing. No musical experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome!
20 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St.. hosts live music from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with RFB (aka Right Front Burner). Back at the Beer Hall for the first time in four years, RFB is Sandpoint's finest party band featuring funk, disco, rock and groovy tunes. Known as the Inland Northwest Funkiest Band, RFB has the power to make your booty shake and get your groove on. Free and open to the public, 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.
20 DW Skwish. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Skwish starting at 9 p.m. No cover.
20 Live Music at the 219. The 219 hosts Trego, voted Spokane's "Best Original Band" in 2017 and 2018 by the Inlander, from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. Back by popular demand and a staple in the blossoming music scene in Spokane, this six-piece act has developed a reputation for notably energetic, highly engaging live performances that showcase the band's tightly woven arrangements, commanding vocal harmonies and heartfelt songwriting. Free and open to the public ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.
21 Brewery Live Music. Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St., hosts live music from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with Ken Mayginnes, performing acoustic classic rock covers.
-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, April 28 --
22 Jenga Match! Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St., hosts the third monthly Jenga challenge starting at 5 p.m. Bring friends and family down for a friendly Jenga Match! All ages and group sizes welcome!
23 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.
24 Business After Hours at the 219. Enjoy networking with business colleagues during the Sandpoint Chamber's Business After Hours event from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring half-priced bottles of wine, classic cocktails, and appetizers by Trinity at City Beach. Plus enjoy great blues, folk, gospel and jazz by Truck Mills and Bruce Bishop from 6 p.m. 'til 9 p.m. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.
24 Magic Wednesday. Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant, 314 N. Second Ave., hosts amazing close-up magical 'edu-tainment' right at your table from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. by local magician and all-around fun guy Star Alexander. Come see why everyone is saying "You gotta see it to believe it!" *Held every Wednesday.
24 Pub Live Music. Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St., hosts live music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with John Firshi performing acoustic songs and improv jamming. Free and open to the public.
25 VolunteerMatch Live! Utara Brewing Company, 214 Pine St., hosts a VolunteerMatch Live! event from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Presented by Sandpoint Community Resource Center, everyone is welcome to come and check out the volunteer opportunities; it's a great way to make a difference, build a skill and/or add to your resume, make some friends, and feel super good about yourself! 208-920-1840
25 Yappy Hour. The tradition continues, and for the eighth year running Laughing Dog Brewing will kick off the 2019 Yappy Hour Summer Season at the brewery in Ponderay from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This year Laughing Dog will be holding Yappy Hour in conjunction with the April Brews for Benefits featuring musician Kerry Leigh. All are welcome to join this event supporting the Panhandle Animal Shelter. LaughingDogBrewing.com.
25 Trivia Takeover Live and Kootenai School Sip n Shop. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts a Sip n Shop from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to benefit Kootenai Elementary. Order a glass of wine and a bite to eat as a portion of all sales from the evening are donated to the school. And then stay for live trivia from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Create a team with friends and family or play solo. Questions are fun, challenging, and always new, plus there are prizes awarded for winning teams. POWine.com.
25 Story Pour-y Hour. Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St., hosts a Story Pour-y Hour from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. - and this month's topic is emotions. Let the kiddos unwind with milk and cookies while listening to our resident storyteller help us understand emotions through stories. Pajamas and pillows are encouraged!
25 Thursday Night Solo Series. As seen with The Other White Meat, Coeur d'Alene's Kyle Swaffard is heading to MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., for a special Thursday Night Solo Series show! Put your hands together for this special North Idaho artist! Also, Sandpoint Curry will be joining the fun (pre-order at 404-565-3131). Free and open to the public. Non-smoking, fun and games environment.
25 Neighborhood Nights: Adoptive Families. Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St., hosts a Neighborhood Nights event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This month's theme is Adoptive Families, and Matchwood is partnering with North Idaho CASA and DiscoverFamily.net. Meet others, share stories, and ask questions! Sign up via Facebook.com/MatchwoodBrewing.
26 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with BareGrass.
26 Winery Live Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Mike and Sadie Wagoner, a father-daughter duo who packs the house with their captivating voice, favorite songs, and instrumental talent. Share a Farmer's Board and enjoy a glass of Friday Night wine. POWine.com.
26 Sandpoint Area Seniors Massage Fundraiser. The second annual Sandpoint Area Seniors Fundraiser hosted by Sandpoint Medical Massage and Bodyworks is held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Evans Brothers Coffee, 524 Church St. Everyone is invited to attend! There will be food donated by Winter Ridge, and music by Wild Crafters, plus enjoy free chair and table massages, raffle prizes ($1 tickets) from local shops, and more! Open to the public; suggested donation of $10-$20 adult, kids free!
26 Brewery Live Music. Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St., hosts live music with the Miah Kohal Trio from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This trio features the same classic rock energy as the band to get you moving and grooving, but with half the volume!
26 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St.. hosts live music from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with High Trees and Ammunition. A hard band to put in a box, they bring a wide range of different sounds to the table. From soft humor and witty lullabies to no-holds-barred rock 'n' roll. One thing that sets them apart from the rest is their original songwriting, and also the amount of fun they have while playing and saying what they want. Free and open to the public, 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.
26-28 Modified. Screening in the Panida's Little Theater, Modified is a documentary film about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Learn more and see showtimes on the Sandpoint Movies Page.
26 Live Music at the 219. The 219 hosts live music with two of Sandpoint's hottest new bands - the Brendan Kelty Trio and Crooked Tooth - as they share the stage from 8 p.m. to midnight. Crooked Tooth opens the show with soaring rock 'n' roll, acoustic music, and soulful songs; the Brendan Kelty Trio will entertain with a soulful sound that's simple but real and honest. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.
26 DJ Skwish. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Skwish starting at 9 p.m. No cover.
27-May 5 K&K Spring Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club holds 48th annual spring fishing contest; live auction held April 26. LPOIC.org.
27 Rocket League Tournament. Everyone's invited to check out the Sandpoint High School eSports Team Club's first Rocket League Tournament. Doors open at noon, and play starts at 12:30 p.m. at SHS (free parking and ADA accessible). Players are asked to bring a controller with USB cable; there will be 3v3 shared screen play, double elimination style. Teams of 3, $10/team; individual players, $5 (will be put on a team). And hey, 8th graders play free! Top three teams will win prizes. Concessions available. Free play available as space opens up. Get more details on the Facebook event page.
27 B.Y.O.B. (Blend Your Own Bistro) Event. Join Pend d'Oreille Winery at their wine making facility and blend your own signature 1.5L bottle of wine! Price is $45 wine club member, and $55 non-member, and includes wine tastings, 1.5L of Bistro Rouge, and appetizers from the grill! Reservations from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; call the tasting room to reserve your space at the annual BYOB at 208-265-8545. Following the BYOB, head to the downtown tasting room and enjoy live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the Ronaldos, who fill the room with lively jazz. POWine.com.
27 Greasy Fingers Birthday/Thanks for Your Cash Bash. Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair heads into season #9 as the shop turns another year older! The staff truly appreciates their customers and the fact that they choose us when it comes to spending their hard-earned cash on repairs and bike purchases. So, as a way of saying thanks for supporting us for another year, and to help ring in the biking season ... swing by the shop for some barbecue, music, refreshments, raffles, discounts and some good ol' times! This is our biggest party of the year, so don't miss out. Events start at 1 p.m. and run until ... ? 208-255-4496
27 Festival Fundraising Extravaganza. The Festival at Sandpoint's fundraising gala starts at 5 p.m. in the Bonner County Fairgrounds and features unlimited tastings of 150-plus premier wines, a catered five-star gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and musical entertainment featuring Brown Salmon Truck. In addition, the 2019 Festival poster artist will be announced. Buy tickets and view more information on the Festival website. Ages 21 and over. 208-265-4554
27 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Kevin Dorin.
27 Mugs and Music. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay, hosts Mugs and Music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring Brad Keeler. LaughingDogBrewing.com.
27 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St.. hosts live music from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with The Groove Black. Brandon Watterson (guitar), Jason Stoddard (bass), and KC Carter (percussion) are the dynamic longtime Sandpoint local trio in action. Does it get any better? This team is up for the task ... the task to make you dance! Free and open to the public, 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.
27 Rise Together Fundraising Concert. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts a fundraising concert for the youth sports organization Next Level Academy, featuring performances by Sadie Sicilia and other local bands, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 adult; $12 youth (ages 17 and under); available at the door and in advance at Eve's Leaves, Next Level Academy, and Panida.org.
27 Studio 54! '70s Night. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts a Studio 54! '70s Night starting at 9 p.m., sponsored by Jack Daniels. Plus music with DJ Exodus! No cover.
27 Live Music at the 219. The 219 hosts live music with Devon Wade from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. Wade is a Sandpoint independent country music artist with a strong love for what country music has always been - songs about real life and things that matter most in life. He has become a favorite among country music fans everywhere. Pamela Jean, a Spokane-based country pop artist, opens the show at 8 p.m. Free and open to the
public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.
28-May 4 Share the Love Art Scholarship Auction. Support a budding young artist by participating in Artworks' fourth annual Share the Love silent auction and reception. Bidding on original art pieces donated by member artists opens at the Artworks Gallery, 214 N. First Ave., at 11 a.m. April 28. Bidding closes May 4 in conjunction with a reception celebration from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will be awarded as a scholarship to a local-area graduating senior planning on a post-secondary program in the arts. Everyone is welcome to come support a young artist's dream! 208-263-2642
28 Piano Sunday. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts an afternoon of live piano music with Peter Lucht from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lucht is a local favorite pianist. Share a Farmer's Board or salad from the new spring menu! POWine.com.
29 Sandpoint Talent: Variety Night. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts the Sandpoint Shows Off Its Talent event … and this is Variety Night! Here's a chance to show this town what you've got! Must be 21 years of age; sign up at A&Ps at least 48 hours in advance and provide your own equipment and/or props. Performances must be no longer than 10 minutes; top acts chosen will be eligible for cash prizes awarded at the Grand Finale. Prizes will also be given away at each event to participants. Courtesy of Jim Beam and the Panida Theater.
Here is what's coming up in May!
3 Hospice Kids Camp Concert. A concert and silent auction will be held at the Bonner County Fairgrounds to benefit Bonner General Health's Community Hospice Kids Camp (free to kids who have experienced a loss). Featuring Stone Cloud 4 and High Trees 'n' Ammunition, the concert is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and includes a silent auction, plus there will be food available for purchase from Sandpoint Curry, and beverages available for purchase from Eichardt's. Concert tickets are $10 for ages 16 and older, available in advance at Evans Brothers Coffee and Sandpoint Super Drug, or at the door on the night of the event.
3 First Fridays with Devon Wade. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with country singer Devon Wade from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, ages 21+. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.
4-5 Silverwood Anniversary. Celebrate Silverwood Theme Park's 31st anniversary during opening weekend. Silverwood.com.
4 Junkfest. Do you have junk to sell? Are you looking for new junk? Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1900 Pine St., hosts the first annual Junkfest from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have junk to sell and don't want the hassle of hosting a garage sale, rent a space for just $20 and get tons of foot traffic. If you are looking for new junk, this is the place to be - starts at 8 a.m. sharp! To reserve a space, email [email protected].
4 Museum's Free First Saturday. The Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts Free First Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to the museum free of charge. BonnerCountyHistory.org.
4 Three-Quarter Minus Cykeltur. The inaugural Three-Quarter Minus Cykeltur is a timed gravel ride to benefit the nonprofit Pend Oreille Pedalers bicycle club. The ride begins and ends at Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St., and includes a long route (approximately 65 miles) and an abbreviated route (approximately 48 miles). Participation is limited to 300 riders. There will be three rest/aid stops along the route, as well as a sweep vehicle following the riders. A Cinco de Mayo celebration with live music, food and drink will take place at Matchwood after the ride. The top three women and men finishers on each route will be recognized and there will be a raffle to include a Cosmic Stallion gravel bike from All-City Cycles. More info at SyringaCyclery.com.
4 Sandpoint Farmers Market Opening Day. Shop for fresh produce, artisan goods and enjoy live entertainment; market is held Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings in Farmin Park through October. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.
4 Sandpoint Art Market. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts the Sandpoint Art Market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop fine art and handcrafted items by local artists and artisans. Free and open to the public. 208-610-5477
4 Dinner To Die For: Murder Mystery Dinner and Auction. The Rotary Club of Sandpoint partners with Food for Our Children to present a wonderful evening of mystery and fabulous entertainment plus a delicious gourmet dinner prepared by the Tango Cafe, held at 5:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Business and Events Center. Come prepared to bid on our auction's unique treasurers and experiences, including travel, and one-of-a-kind desserts prepared by Sandpoint's finest chefs and dessert masters. Donations will contribute to Food for Our Children's ability to expand food security for our community's children and support Sandpoint Rotary Club community projects and services. More event and ticket details: DinnerToDieFor.org.
4 Marc Yaffee - Tall, Dark, and Hilarious. Come enjoy stand-up comedy at the Panida Theater when Marc Yaffee, co-star of "Goin' Native" for Showtime, PBS Comedy, Comedy Unleashed and others, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Yaffee skewers sacred cows, dissects societal stupidities, and confronts common frustrations. See more on YouTube. Joined by Adam Kessler, the show is rated PG-13. Tickets are $15 at Panida.org and at the door.
7 Bonner Mall Seniors Day. Bonner Mall in Ponderay hosts the monthly Seniors Day from 9 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to come walk the Mall, plus there will be a featured speaker or entertainment, free refreshments, games and a drawing. Bring a friend and join the fun -- 10 years and counting for this great local event! 208-263-4272 * Held on the first Tuesday of the month.
8 Bike to School Day. Lake Pend Oreille School District Safe Routes to School invites families to join students nationwide for Bike to School Day. Events this day help raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for biking and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, biking safety, traffic congestion, and environmental concerns. Bike to School Day is a national event, sponsored locally by LPOSD #84 Safe Routes to School. 208-263-2184 ext. 1124
10 Contra Dance. Sandpoint Parks and Recreation partners with Emily Faulkner and Lost Horse Press to bring Contra Dancing from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. to Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. Contra dancing is community dancing for all ages, in the New England tradition, featuring live music with local and regional bands and lively callers. Contras, circles, and occasionally squares or long ways sets are taught, called and danced in a friendly atmosphere. $5 donation at the door. *Held on the second Friday of every month.
16-19 Lost in the '50s. Sandpoint's biggest party of the year! This annual retro celebration includes a downtown car parade and show, music events at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, and more. Get updated information on the event's Facebook page or visit Sandpoint.org/Lostin50s. 208-265-5678
22 Memories of a Legend with Jerry Kramer. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer and his friends will be telling stories on each other as part of a special fundraiser for Sandpoint's Senior Day Break Center, Memories of a Legend with Jerry Kramer. General admission tickets are $8 to the event at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) in the Panida Theater. VIP tickets are also available, but they are going fast - a $55 VIP ticket gets you into the Panida's Little Theater at 5:30 p.m. for a meet-and-greet with Jerry himself, plus beer, wine and appetizers, an autographed mini football, a collectible poster, and reserved seating at the main event. Sponsored by the Sandpoint Area Seniors. Tickets are available at the senior center, Panida.org, and at the door on the night of the event (if any remain).
28 MCS All Stars Student Concert. The community is invited to the 4th annual MCS All Stars Student Concert, held at 7 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. This talented show is comprised of the very best of the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, where the hardest working and highest achieving students bring their talent to the stage. Come watch these talented young musicians and witness the best of their repertoire. Tickets available at MCS, 110 Main St., or at the Panida on the night of the event. Admission is $10 adult, $5 ages 18 and under. Sponsored by the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint. 208-265-4444
30 Yappy Hour. Evans Brothers Coffee, 524 Church St., hosts this fun benefit for dogs and their owners from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Panhandle Animal Shelter.
Here is what's coming up in June!
1-2 Sandpoint Sojourn with Pancakes. Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair hosts a one-night bicycle trip as part of Adventure Cycling Association's #biketravelweekend. 208-255-4496
6-July 23 Panida Playhouse Jr. Theater Camp. This summer drama camp is designed for young thespians, ages 11-14, who want to work on their dramatic skills and play a role in a real show! The group will perform a Mystery Dinner Show at the Panida's Little Theater as the finale. Camp is held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays June 6 through July 23. Find more information at Panida.org.
9 Bay Trail Fun Run. Join the Annual Bay Trail Fun Run 5K and 10K along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek. Sponsored by Friends of Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail, Idaho Conservation League, and Trinity at City Beach. POBTrail.org. 208-265-9565
15 CHAFE 150. Sponsored by Sandpoint Rotary, this annual benefit ride takes bicyclists on a 150-mile route through Idaho and Montana. Plus, new this year are several more options: 100 miles, 80, 40, 30, and the 8.5-mile family fun ride. CHAFE150.org.
15 Challenge of Champions. Annual bull riding and barrel racing contest at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. BonnerCountyFair.com.
22 DogFest North Idaho. Gather friends, family, and your favorite pooch for a day of crazy canine games, contests, vendor booths, demonstrations, food, and music during DogFest North Idaho, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn outside Forrest Bird Charter School, 614 S. Madison Ave. DogFest is a fundraiser for the Inland Northwest Chapter of Canine Companions for Independence, whose mission is to provide skilled assistance dogs to people with disabilities, for free! During the event, meet the program's graduate assistance dogs and hear heartwarming stories about how lives have blossomed after receiving a trained assistance dog. And visit the Love Shack and meet the program's pups in training! All are welcome to join a team, or start one, for a shot at prizes and more - free registration (donations encouraged) at CCI.org/DogFestNorthIdaho.
27 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair, 108 N. Third Ave., hosts Yappy Hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages, and fun.
27 Summer Sampler. Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Summer Sampler at Farmin Park. Taste fine cuisine from area restaurants, plus raffle items and live music. SandpointChamber.org. 208-263-2161
28 ArtWalk Opening Receptions. POAC sponsors the 42nd annual revolving art exhibit starting with Friday evening opening receptions from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 20-plus downtown galleries; art exhibits remain on display through Sept. 7. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139
30 7B Sunday. Summer season opener at Schweitzer Mountain Resort with chairlift rides, family activities and wine tasting. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081
Here is what's coming up in July!
6 Book Trust Lawn Party. The second annual Book Trust Lawn Party, an all-white croquet lawn party to raise money for the Book Trust in the Lake Pend Oreille School District, takes place at 5 p.m. in Oden Bay. Enjoy croquet, cocktails, and dinner in an amazing lakefront venue. Sponsored by the Village Green Project. For more information, contact Karen Quill at [email protected] or call 808-280-6516.
10 Full Draw Film Tour. See some of the best outdoor and bow hunting films in one place, during the Full Draw Film Tour at 7 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. For more information, visit the Sandpoint Movies Page.
14 Annual 6-Pack Alleycat Ride. Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair hosts the 10th annual 6-Pack Alleycat Ride featuring a scavenger hunt on bicycles - with all proceeds benefiting a local charity. 208-255-4496
25 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts Yappy Hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages, and fun.
Here is what's coming up in August!
29 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts Yappy Hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages, and fun.
Here is what's coming up in September!
26 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts Yappy Hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages, and fun.