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Summer Season Opener at Schweitzer! Summer season opens at Schweitzer Mountain Resort with the 7B Sunday Celebration featuring free chairlift rides on the Great Escape Quad 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (pick up tickets at the ticket window) Sunday, June 24. Family activities, live music and more. Sample the best that Bonner County has to offer in one location! Visit with local businesses, including artists and food vendors, plus nonprofits and more. For more info, call 208-255-3081 or visit>>> Schweitzer.com.

Here's what's happening in June!

20-30 India Slideshow. Sandpoint photographer Tina Friedman, author of the coffee table book 'Sandpoint: A Small Town With a Big Heart,' recently returned from a six-week photo trip to India to capture photos for one of her upcoming books. Friedman will be sharing many of her photos, along with stories of her adventures traveling solo throughout various parts of India. The shows will be held at the Sandpoint Library meeting room, 1407 Cedar St., in two parts with two separate viewings of each. Part I is Wednesday, June 20 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 23 2:00 p.m.; Part II is Tuesday, June 26 4:00 p.m. and again Saturday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served; free and open to the public.

20 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop for locally grown produce, artisan wares, and more from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Farmin Park, corner of Third and Main. Enjoy live music with David Walsch. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

20 Wind Down Wednesday. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., keeps the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, the perfect place to relax together with friends and colleagues at the end of the day. Featuring fantastic wines (all bottles are half price), great cocktails, light snacks and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Samantha Carston, will entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

20 Magic Wednesday. Jalapeno's Restaurant hosts Magic Wednesday with resident magician and all-around "fun guy" Star Alexander, every Wednesday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy close-up magic shows right at your table, with intrigue and amazing edu-tainment for all ages!

20 Beer Hall Bingo. Bingo is back at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., starting at 6:30 p.m. -- and don't forget, it's free just like the popcorn! The longer you stay, the more cards you get. Bring your own markers (not dobbers) like M&Ms, Skittles, pennies, etc. Every game is different and last game starts at 8 p.m. Prizes for the lucky winners. Free and open to the public, ages 21+. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

21 Thursday Night Solo Series. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Thursday Night Solo Series from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Jake Robin, a singer, songwriter, and producer currently residing on earth near water. Jake's music has been described as "up music for down people" and "esoteric for everyone." His acoustic live performances fuse levity with the bittersweet, winning your heart and soothing your soul. Also, Sandpoint Curry will be joining the fun with pre-order pick-ups, take-out or dine-in options! Reach out to 404-565-3131 to make your order or see what's on their menu! Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.>.

22 Live Jazz in Ponderay. Farmhouse Restaurant in Ponderay this Friday 6/22/18. Enjoy a great meal at the areas top rated new restaurant along with jazz and swing provided by the Tom D'Orazi and Denis Zwang 6 to 8 p.m.

22 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Bright Moments Jazz.

22 Winery Live Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Larry Mooney from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy Mooney's standards and smooth Latin jazz, plus grab a glass of the winery's Friday night wine special and a bite to eat. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

22 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar, 334 N. First Ave., hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Marty & Doug.

22 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with The Beat Diggers from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Made up of all locals, The Beat Diggers share cool tunes, ear candy harmonies, and epic rock and roll. This band of innovators includes lead guitarist and vocalist Benny Baker, drummer Ali Maverick Thomas, Christine Kester, Mike (Big Dog) Poulin, Rob Smith, and whoever may stoke the stage to instigate true musical treats. Free and open to the public, ages 21+. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

22 Patio Music. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music on the patio with The Miah Kohal Band, a Sandpoint favorite classic rock, outlaw and country band. Bring your dancing shoes as Miah will rock the Niner with upbeat music that'll get you on the dance floor! Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

23 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop for locally grown produce, artisan wares, and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Farmin Park, corner of Third and Main. Live music at the pavilion with the Cranbrook Violin Club and Sandpoint Music Conservatory. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

23 Painting with Artist Lori Moore. Come paint with artist Lori Moore in the beautiful North Idaho woods, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Moose Mommas in the Flume Creek area. To sign up, e-mail [email protected]. Learn more at LoriMoreArt.com or call 208-263-6502.

23 Walk in the Woods: Bike or Hike Tour. Residents are invited to discover all that the Pine Street Woods community forest will offer through Kaniksu Land Trust's Walk in the Woods series. Take a guided scenic walk or bike ride on the future Pine Street Woods property. Today's hike is a bike or hike tour with Julie Meyer and Tim Martin at 10 a.m. Tim will lead a gentle hike past a flower-filled meadow, through forest to an overlook while Julie leads a moderately challenging bike ride. Sign up at KaniksuLandTrust.org.

23 Sandpoint Radius Film Festival. This unique film festival, held in the Panida Theater, features 20 Pacific Northwest short films in three film blocks. Everything from documentary, narrative and experimental is included in the festival lineup this year. Sandpoint Radius Film Festival is the brainchild of a core group of talented filmmakers, producers, directors, artists and actors whose goal is to create a festival that caters to Inland Northwest filmmakers with ample opportunities for networking, discussions and learning. Moviegoers can expect a PG-13 eclectic mix of 20 films featuring a multitude of topics. The festival features three blocks of film, starting at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; films are not rated. Learn more at SandpointRadius.com or Panida.org. Tickets are $8 single block; $15 all three blocks, available at the door or at FilmFreeway.com.

23 Live Music at the Taproom. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay, hosts live music with The Groove Black from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plus, Malvagio's food truck will be onsite. LaughingDogBrewing.com. 208-263-9222

23 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with David Walsh.

23 Winery Live Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Brian Jacobs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jacobs is back for a delightful night of soul and rock music, so come and swoon over his soulful voice while checking out the new small bites menu! Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

23 Beer Hall Live Music. Spokane's talented musician Chris Molitor is headed north for his first Sandpoint showcase, performing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St. Stop in to hear his new album, The Dawn and Dusk EP. Joining the crowd will be The Old Tin Can food truck featuring their tasty burgers! Free and open to the public, ages 21+. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

23 June Bug Ball. USA Dance Sandpoint hosts a June Bug Ball in the Sandpoint Community Hall, 201 S. First Ave. The theme is '70s disco with a disco ball and lights; brave ones can wear '70s attire. The lesson will be the Hustle and begins at 7 p.m.; after the lesson will be general dancing, refreshments, door prizes, and mixers. Cost is $6 USA Dance members, $9 non-members, $5 teens.

23 Patio Music. Kick up your heels on the outdoor patio at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., from 8 p.m. 'til 11 p.m. with Caitlin Jemma and Bart Budwig. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear two talented singer-songwriters on tour throughout the Inland Northwest, as they perform a medley of original folk, bluegrass and Americana songs with their bands. Ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

24 7B Sunday. Summer season opens at Schweitzer Mountain Resort with the 7B Sunday celebration featuring free chairlift rides on the Great Escape Quad (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; pick up tickets at the ticket window), family activities, live music and more. Sample the best that Bonner County has to offer in one location! Visit with local businesses, including artists and food vendors, plus nonprofits and more. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, July 1 --

26 Trivia Night. MickDuff's, 312 N. First Ave., hosts Trivia Night every Tuesday from 7 p.m. 'til 9 p.m. (Grab a seat early, they go fast!). MickDuffs.com.

26 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-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

27 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop for locally grown produce, artisan wares, and more from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Farmin Park, corner of Third and Main. Enjoy live music with Doug Bond. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.>.>.

27 Live Jazz in Ponderay. Farmhouse Restaurant in Ponderay Wednesday 6/27/18. Elvis Steel Band will be performing Classic Rock at the Farmhouse outdoor Barbecue from 5 to 8 pm.

27 Wind Down Wednesday. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., keeps the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, the perfect place to relax together with friends and colleagues at the end of the day. Featuring fantastic wines (all bottles are half price), great cocktails, light snacks and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Carl Rye, will entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

27 Magic Wednesday. Jalapeno's Restaurant hosts Magic Wednesday with resident magician and all-around "fun guy" Star Alexander, every Wednesday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy close-up magic shows right at your table, with intrigue and amazing edu-tainment for all ages!

27 Full Moon Cruise. Savor the twilight while cruising through eagle territory, then watch the full moon as it rises above the beautiful Cabinet Mountains, aboard the Shawnodese. The cruise departs Sandpoint City Beach at 8 p.m. and returns at 10 p.m. $30 fare; reservations required by calling 208-255-5253. LakePendOreilleCruises.com.

28 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Greasy Fingers Bikes, 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. 

28 Summer Sampler. Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Summer Sampler at Farmin Park. Taste fine cuisine from area restaurants, plus enjoy cook-offs and live music. SandpointChamber.org. 800-800-2106

28 Downtown Pint Night. The House, 202 1/2 First Ave., hosts Pint Night at 5 p.m. with Grand Teton Brewery. Enjoy live music from Jake Robin. Free and open to the public.

28 Thursday Night Solo Series. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Thursday Night Solo Series from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Brian Jacobs. It's him, his guitar, great tunes, and great brews! Also, Sandpoint Curry will be joining the fun with pre-order pick-ups, take-out or dine-in options. Reach out at 404-565-3131 to make your order or see what's on their menu! Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

28 Trivia Takeover Live. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts Trivia Takeover again! The fun starts at 6 p.m., and teams are encouraged but not required. Enjoy wine and beer specials, plus small bites and prizes! Free and open to the public. POWine.com. *Held on the last Thursday of every month.

29 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with BareGrass.

29 Britchy and POAC Art Walk. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Britchy from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join the winery for some great Americana music with this Missoula duo's fine pickin' and timeless songwriting, while enjoying art with the POAC ArtWalk reception. Come grab a glass of the winery's Friday night wine special and a bite to eat. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

29 ArtWalk Opening Receptions. The Pend Oreille Arts Council sponsors the 41st annual ArtWalk, a 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. 8. Local artisans, galleries, and business owners throughout downtown Sandpoint collaborate each summer for this event, which is designed to showcase all that our unique town has to offer! Maps of the walking tour will be available throughout downtown. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

29 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar, 334 N. First Ave., hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Oak Street Connection.

29 Summer Kick-off with Devon Wade. Devon Wade is back at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to help kick off the opening weekend of Fourth of July in Sandpoint! Devon is an independent country music artist out of Sandpoint Idaho with a strong love for what country music has always been, songs about real life. Come out and here his fun boot tapping tunes. Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

29 Paint and Sip. What is more fun than a Paint and Sip on a hot dog day of summer? Nothing ... so join Uncorked Paint at The Pottery Bug in Sandpoint from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a cool night of playing with brushes and painting a relaxing picture of a floating boat watching the sunset on the lake. BYOB (bring your own beverage) and a friend for the special price of $30 each; everything is supplied and you take home your masterpiece! RSVP with Gena.

29 Patio Music
. Ready for bluegrass? The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music on the patio with Muffy and the Riff Hangers from 9 p.m. to midnight. This Sandpoint acoustical bluegrass group will charm you with a variety of bluegrass, blues, newgrass, swing and country. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

30 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop for locally grown produce, artisan wares, and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Farmin Park, corner of Third and Main. Live music at the pavilion. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

30 Stash Buster Extravaganza. The ladies of the Clark Fork Valley Quilters are clearing out their stashes of various supplies for a Stash Buster Extravaganza, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope. Offerings include fabrics, patterns, books, notions, tools, quilted items, gift items and much, much more. Shop early for the best selection! Free admission. 208-266-1105

30 Walk in the Woods: Bike and Hike. Residents are invited to discover all that the Pine Street Woods community forest will offer through Kaniksu Land Trust's Walk in the Woods series, starting at 10 a.m. Bring your bike and ride along with Julie Meyer or take a vigorous, more challenging hike with Eric Grace. Both groups start at 10 a.m., and will discover the best of the future Pine Street Woods. Sign up at KaniksuLandTrust.org.

30 Live Music at the Taproom. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay, hosts live music with Harold's IGA from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plus, Mandala Pizza food truck will be onsite. LaughingDogBrewing.com. 208-263-9222

30 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Truck Mills.

30 Beer Hall Jazz Music. Sandpoint's jazz band, Bright Moments, is back on the prowl ... and their show at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., will be a dance party! Arthur Goldblum and crew bring their upbeat and classic jazz sound to the Beer Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, ages 21+. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

30 Patio Music. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to become a fan of great country music as the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., host live music on the patio with Sandpoint's Devon Wade from 9 p.m. to midnight. Wade is an independent country music artist out of Sandpoint 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. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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Daily through Sept. 13 Daily Summer Lake Cruises. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises offers daily lake tours all summer long including history cruises, birds of prey cruises, dinner cruises, sunset and more. For information and reservations, call 208-255-5253 or check out the cruise schedule online. Fares start at $23 general, $21 seniors 60-plus; $16 ages 3-12. 208-255-5253

Here is what's coming up in July!

3 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.

3 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat 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-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

4 Fourth of July Celebration. Sandpoint Lions Club sponsors parades downtown in the morning; stage performances and a raffle follow at City Beach in the afternoon, plus fireworks at dusk. Due to road construction on Cedar Street, this year's Fourth of July parade route is as follows: Begins at Fifth and Church, goes east on Church, north on First, west on Main, merges onto Oak and goes west to Fifth again, turning north to Cedar then west again (ending between Fifth and Sixth). 208-263-4118

4 Patio Music. Celebrate the 4th of July with live music at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave. After the fireworks, celebrate at the Niner with Sandpoint's iconic local band Harold's IGA.  A 4th of July fixture at the Niner, this local's favorite multi-instrumental trio will entertain you on the patio from 9 p.m. to midnight playing folk-rock originals and off-the-beaten track covers from artists like Ween, Talking Heads and Violent Femmes. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

5-8 Idaho Draft Horse and Mule International. Northwest's largest draft horse and mule expo at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. IdahoDraftHorseShow.com. 208-263-8414 

5 Patio Music. Enjoy live music on the patio from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., with solo musician Dawna Stafford from Portland, Ore. Described as sensitive and lyric driven, Dawna's acoustic arrangements and vocals are soulful and raw. Her style is an upbeat fusion of modern folk and light rock, delivering live performances that are fun, diverse and relatable. Audiences love the dynamic range from upbeat and tempo driven to melodic and thoughtful. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

6 Firkin Friday. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay, hosts Firkin Friday at 5 p.m. Brewers brew a new beer, tap the Firkin, and the brewers hang out and talk about the beer! Pints are $3 until the Firkin runs out. LaughingDogBrewing.com. *Held on the first Friday of every month.

6 Patio Music. Enjoy live music with the Beat Diggers on the 219 Lounge patio, 219 N. First Ave., from 9 p.m. to midnight. Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy one of Sandpoint's favorite all-local bands as they play your favorite rock and roll tunes. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus;
non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

7 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 enjoy the museum free of charge, sponsored this month by Richard Hanna. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

7 Live Music at the Taproom. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay, hosts live music with Truck Mills from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plus, One Night Stand BBQ food truck will be onsite. LaughingDogBrewing.com. 208-263-9222

7 Pints for Pups Tap Takeover. The 219 Lounge, at 219 N. First Ave., will be donating a portion of sales during the Pints for Pups Tap Takeover from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. to Canine Companions for Independence. Plus, Kevin Doran will be performing from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., and the Edelwagon food truck will be on-site. Canine Companions provides highly trained assistance dogs, with ongoing support, to people with physical and developmental disabilities at no cost. All are welcome to attend!

7 Patio Music. Enjoy live music on the patio from 9 p.m. to midnight at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., with Spokane-based Down South Band. Get ready to party as Down South will have you up and dancing to the beat of their digital drums while playing a variety of classic rock, Southern rock, Texas blues, country rock and Americana. Don't let that make you think they are limited by genre because they play everything! Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, July 15 --

8 Jacey's Race. Competitive 5k race for runners and walkers, and 1k fun run for kids benefits local children with cancer or life-threatening illnesses. Jaceys-Race.com.

10 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-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

11 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, located at 219 N. First Ave., the perfect place to relax together with friends and colleagues at the end of the day. Featuring half-price bottled wines, great cocktails, light snacks and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Ali Thomas, who entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

12 Patio Music. Enjoy live music on the patio at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. with solo artist Brian Stai. An Americana folk singer and songwriter based out of Spokane, Stai mergers the tradition of folk music into his own experience and perspective. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

13-15 Sandpoint Antique & Classic Boat Show. View wooden boats, enjoy water-themed activities, contests and more along Sand Creek Boardwalk at 16th annual event sponsored by Inland Empire Antique & Classic Boat Society. 208-255-1876

13 Patio Music. Enjoy live music on the patio at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., from 9 p.m. to midnight with The Miah Kohal Band. Bring your dancing shoes as Sandpoint's favorite classic rock and outlaw country band rocks the Niner with upbeat music that's sure to get you on the dance floor! Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

14 Beerfest. Sample local brews and enjoy a festive block party, sponsored by the Sandpoint Chamber. SandpointChamber.com. 208-263-2161

14 Live Music at the Taproom. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay, hosts live music with Kevin Dorin and Steve Rush from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plus, Edelwagen food truck will be onsite. LaughingDogBrewing.com. 208-263-9222

14 Shangri La at the Lake. Underground Kindness' 6th annual fundraiser featuring dining, dancing, auctions, and presentations. Proceeds benefit their work in public schools, the juvenile justice center, Kinderhaven, and the Sandpoint Teen Center. UndergroundKindness.org.

14 Patio Music. Enjoy live music on the patio at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., with Bum Jungle from 9 p.m. to midnight. This classic Sandpoint rock band will have you up and dancing to your favorite rock 'n' roll tunes. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

15 BCGA Garden Tour. Get ready for another festive and fun BCGA Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. This is your opportunity to see six outstanding local gardens, so pile together a carload of friends and visit these lovely works of natural art. Take your time and enjoy the ambience of each unique landscape, with details to delight and enchant anyone. Featured gardens include The Healing Garden, 520 N. Third Ave.; Bonnie Rimar, 730 Whiskey Jack Circle; Bob Baker, 624 Whiskey Jack Rd.; Joyce Spiller, 10624 W. Pine St.; Ann Keiser, 122 Woodview Rd.; and Alex Gray, 145 Serenity Pl. Tickets for the tour are $15; purchase a ticket at the first garden you visit, or buy online in advance at BCGardeners.org.

15 Patio Music. Enjoy live music on the patio at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., for a rare Sunday night show from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. with Tennis. Back together for a whirlwind tour of Sandpoint, this iconic group has been playing, writing and recording music together since 2005. What began as a casual group playing open mics has blossomed into a powerhouse of pop music excitement. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, July 22 --


17 JJ Grey and Mofro. KPND and Low Country Boil Productions present JJ Grey and Mofro for their second performance at The Hive, 207 N. First Ave. If you missed last year's show, come see JJ Grey as you never have before, in the intimate setting of The Hive which became one of JJ's favorite venues in the nation last year. Come prepared for a very special performance from one of the best loved artists in the U.S.! Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $33 in advance; $40 at the door. LiveFromTheHive.com.

17 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-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

18 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, located at 219 N. First Ave., the perfect place to relax together with friends and colleagues at the end of the day. Featuring half-price bottled wines, great cocktails, light snacks and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Pat Cole, who entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

19 Festival at Sandpoint Art Unveiling. Fine art poster for the festival unveiled at Dover Bay. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

19 Patio Music. Enjoy live music on the patio at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. with solo singer, songwriter and producer Justin Landis. Formerly with Sandpoint bands Tennis and Cedar and Boyer, Justin is a seasoned performer and proficient multi-instrumentalist. He combines the best parts of technology and soul with effected guitar tones combined with thoughtful lyrics. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

20-21 SHS Class of 1968 - 50th Reunion. Sandpoint High School Class of 1968 holds their 50-year reunion, with a meet and greet from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 20 in the Sandpoint Elks Lodge; and dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 21 at Schweitzer's Lakeview Lodge. For more information, contact Susie Stilwell Puckett at 208-263-6792 or e-mail [email protected].

20-21 SHS Class of 1978 - 40th Reunion. Sandpoint High School Class of 1978 holds their 40th reunion, with a meet up at City Beach at 5:30 p.m. July 20 for a "cruise the gut" (as most of us did in high school), followed by a meet and greet at A&Ps Bar (check in out back) at 6:30 p.m. just after the cruise. On July 21, meet at the Elks Golf Course at 8 a.m. to check in for a fun day of golf with prizes and dinner at the Elks at 5:30 p.m. For further details, contact Marlene Dosher (Evans) at [email protected], or Mary Gressard (Faux) at [email protected].

20-22 Northwest YogaFeast. Eureka Institute's 8th annual experience that frees the spirit, feeds the soul, and nurtures the tummy! Eureka-Institute.org. 208-263-2217 

20 Movie in the Park. The Bonner County History Museum hosts Movies in the Park, held at dusk in the Lakeview Park. This week's movie is Princess Bride. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

20 Patio Music. Don't miss an incredible show as the Niner, at 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. to midnight with The Rub. Covering over a half-century of popular music, this Coeur d'Alene power trio conjures up vinyl, heavy-footed grooves, martini dance steps, stereo-up-windows-down drive-bys, coffee­house head-hums and anthemic lighter-lit halls. From hi-fi intensity to feather touch, their performances are an eclectic mix of titles and eras - originals and improvisation. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

21 Annual Garage Sale. Sandpoint Storage on Highway 200 in Kootenai holds their annual Garage Sale from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Stop on by and check out the deals!

21-22 Northwest WineFest. Schweitzer Mountain Resort's Northwest WineFest is a great summer getaway for the entire family featuring a full weekend of wine tastings, live music, delicious food and outdoor fun. "Wine Alley" gives aficionados the chance to discover an ever-expanding array of regional wines, while the kiddos zip line, test their climbing skills, and more. The chairlift will be spinnin' as well for scenic views at the top, so make plans to be on the mountain! Schweitzer.com.

21 Live Music at the Taproom. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay, hosts live music with Kerry Leigh from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plus, Tacos Tijuana food truck will be onsite. LaughingDogBrewing.com. 208-263-9222

21 Bodacious BBQ & Bluegrass Party. Litehouse Beach House, 46242 Highway 200 in East Hope, hosts the Memorial Community Center's Bodacious BBQ & Bluegrass Party at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy live music, catered tri-tip dinner, silent auction, bucket raffle, beer, wine and tons of fun on the lake! This is a fundraiser for the Memorial Community Center and Preschool in Hope; cost is $60 each or $560 for a reserved table of 8. For more information, call 208-264-5481.

21 Patio Music. It's funk time as the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music on the patio from 9 p.m. to midnight with Right Front Burner. This is Sandpoint's funk, disco, rock and groove band -- arguably the funkiest trio you'll see in the Inland Northwest whose years of music experience shines through with every glistening note. With the power to make any booty shake, Right Front Burner is here to help you get your groove on! Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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24 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-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

25 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, located at 219 N. First Ave., the perfect place to relax together with friends and colleagues at the end of the day. Featuring half-price bottled wines, great cocktails, light snacks and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Carl Rey, who entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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.

26 Patio Music. Enjoy live music from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., with Ben Olson and Cadie Archer from Sandpoint's indie rock band Harold's IGA. As a duo, Ben and Cadie feature B-side originals, as well as an eclectic list of covers that highlight a variety of different instruments, including guitar, ukulele, banjo, piano, accordion, musical saw and various percussion elements. Free and open
to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

27 Full Moon Cruise. Savor the twilight while cruising through eagle territory, then watch the full moon as it rises above the beautiful Cabinet Mountains, aboard the Shawnodese. Departs Sandpoint City Beach at 8:30 p.m. and returns at 10:30 p.m. Drink specials available; reservations required; 208-255-5253. $30 fare. LakePendOreilleCruises.com.

27 Movie in the Park. The Bonner County History Museum hosts Movies in the Park, held at dusk in the Lakeview Park. This week's movie is undecided - public's choice! BonnerCountyHistory.org.

27 Patio Music. Enjoy live music on the patio at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., as the Devon Wade Band performs from 9 p.m. to midnight. An independent country music artist from Sandpoint, Wade has a strong love for what country music has always been, songs about real life and things that matter most. He has become known for his strong country voice coming from such influences as George Strait, Clint Black, and Garth Brooks, as well as his lively shows. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

28 Crazy Days. Downtown merchants offer big deals in annual sidewalk sale.

28 DogFest Walk 'n' Roll. Forrest Bird Charter School hosts the Canine Companions for Independence fundraiser - a family and dog-friendly, completely accessible walk, roll and festival.  

28 Live Music at the Taproom. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay, hosts live music with Riff Hangers from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plus, Mandala Pizza food truck will be onsite. LaughingDogBrewing.com. 208-263-9222

31 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-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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Daily through Sept. 13 Daily Summer Lake Cruises. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises offers daily lake tours all summer long including history cruises, birds of prey cruises, dinner cruises, sunset and more. For information and reservations, call 208-255-5253 or check out the cruise schedule online. Fares start at $23 general, $21 seniors 60-plus; $16 ages 3-12. 208-255-5253

Here is what's coming up in August!

2 Festival at Sandpoint: Big Head Todd and The Monsters. The Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, kicks off its 36th annual concert series under the stars at Memorial Field with Big Head Todd and The Monsters. This beloved rock band first formed as high school friends in Columbine, Colo., and continued through college and beyond. Their popularity exploded when "Bittersweet" and "Circle" topped the charts, followed by later hits including "Boom Boom" and "Resignation Superman." Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554 or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

3 Sunset Dessert and Eagle Watching Cruise. Delight in a spectacular sunset while savoring a choice of delicious desserts aboard the Shawnodese, departing Sandpoint City Beach at 6 p.m. and returning at 8 p.m. Cruise to an area where passengers can enjoy bald eagles and their eaglets in the nest. Complimentary dessert or appetizer included in the price. Reservations suggested; $29 fare, $27 seniors 60-plus; $24 child (ages 3-12). LakePendOreilleCruises.com*Held Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 3.

3 Festival at Sandpoint: Amos Lee. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts Amos Lee in concert. With a musical style that encompasses folk, rock and soul, Lee's association with Norah Jones brought him a national audience leading to hit songs including "Arms of a Woman," "Sweet Pea," and, most recently, "Vaporize." His music has appeared on the soundtracks of numerous TV shows and movies. Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554 or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

3-4 PRCA Bonner County Rodeo. Come out to the Bonner County Fairgrounds for the PRCA Bonner County Rodeo. This is Bonner County's third annual PRCA/WPRA rodeo event. PRCA is the highest-paying American rodeo organization in the world. It sanctions rodeos in 37 states and three Canadian provinces. Its championship event is the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. In conjunction with the PRCA event, there will also be women's barrel racing sanctioned by WPRA (Women's Professional Rodeo Association). Get tickets and more information at BonnerCountyRodeo.com.

3 Aftival: Anders Osborne. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts the Aftival concert series, which follows the Festival at Sandpoint concerts. Opening Aftival 2018 is New Orleans' Anders Osborne, a true musical treasure who performs with intensely emotional, soulful vocals and piercing expert guitar work. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the concert starts at 10:30 p.m. Visit LiveFromTheHive.com for tickets and a full rundown of performers.

4 Long Bridge Swim. Hundreds compete in a 1.76-mile swim across Lake Pend Oreille during 24th annual event. LongBridgeSwim.org. 208-265-2615

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 enjoy the museum free of charge, sponsored this month by Ruth and Dan Wimberly, and Elizabeth Craven. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

4 Live Music at the Taproom. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay, hosts live music with Ron Greene from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plus, The Twisted Kilt food truck will be onsite. LaughingDogBrewing.com. 208-263-9222

4 Festival at Sandpoint: ZZ Top. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts a concert with ZZ Top. The iconic blues-inspired rock band known for humorous lyrics laced with double entendre and innuendo ... and those beards! ... have few peers. Greatest hits include "Give Me All Your Lovin'" and "Sharp Dressed Man." They have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554 or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

4 Aftival: Sam Bush. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts the Aftival concert series following the Festival at Sandpoint. Tonight's performer is Sam Bush, who puts on his sailin' shoes to make his maiden voyage to The Hive complete with his band. If joy were a person, he'd bring both peace and frenzy. Sam is full of music, light, and energy that soothes even as it stirs us up. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the concert starts at 10:30 p.m. Visit LiveFromTheHive.com for tickets and a full rundown of performers.

5 Huckleberry Color Fun Run. Join the crazy-fun event at Schweitzer Mountain Resort -- a perfect outing for the entire family! Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

5 Festival at Sandpoint: Family Concert. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts a Family Concert featuring musical fun for the young and young at heart with The Festival Community Orchestra and Studio One Dancers. Favorite pre-concert activities include the Instrument Petting Zoo where kids can try out various instruments, an animal petting zoo, pony rides, clowns, and more. Activities begin when the gates open at 2:30 p.m., and the musical performance starts at 5 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554 or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

8-11 Bonner County Fair. Old-fashioned country event at the Bonner County Fairgrounds concludes with a Demolition Derby on Saturday night to round out the fun. BonnerCountyFair.com. 208-263-8414

9 Festival at Sandpoint: Greensky Bluegrass. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts Greensky Bluegrass in concert. This five-piece band play their "own version of bluegrass music, mixing the acoustic stomp of a string band with the rule-breaking spirit of rock and roll." This is BrewFest Night, with tickets available in advance for $10 (includes glass and premium microbrew tastes). BrewFest starts when gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554 or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

10-12, 17-19 Artists' Studio Tour. Annual self-guided driving tour of working studios through North Idaho. ArtTourDrive.org. 800-800-2106

10 Challenge of Champions. Bull riding and barrel racing contest at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, with a dance to follow. BonnerCountyFair.com.

10 Festival at Sandpoint: Sublime with Rome. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts Sublim with Rome in concert. This American ska, punk, and reggae band features original members collaborating with renowned guitarist Rome Ramirez. Often described as reggae-rock, the group performs the hits that made them one of the most successful ska-punk acts of all time including "What I Got" and "Wrong Way." Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. This concert is a dance show. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554 or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

10 Aftival: Jelly Bread. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts the Aftival concert series following the Festival at Sandpoint. Tonight's performer is Jelly Bread, who bring their super tight funk, roots and soul. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the concert starts at 10:30 p.m. Visit LiveFromTheHive.com for tickets and a full rundown of performers.

11 Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-in. Regional pilots fly into Sandpoint Airport, or Dover Bay for seaplanes, during 13th annual fly-in featuring a breakfast and aircraft display. Sponsored by the Sandpoint EAA Chapter 1441. 208-255-9954

11-12 Festival of Quilts. Panhandle Piecemakers Quilt Guild presents the Festival of Quilts, a judged quilt show, in Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 N. First Ave. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The show includes featured quilter Judy Bell, and a special Alphabet Guild Challenge (guess the quilter's inspiration letter!), plus marketplace, demos and bake sale. $5 admission; children under 12 and husbands are free. 208-610-3073

11-12 Arts & Crafts Fair
. POAC's 46th annual juried art exhibit moves to its new downtown location this year, centered around the Second and Main core, with artists' booths, kids' activities and more. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

11 Live Music at the Taproom. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay, hosts live music with John Firshi from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plus, One Night Stand BBQ food truck will be onsite. LaughingDogBrewing.com. 208-263-9222

11 Festival at Sandpoint: Phillip Phillips and Gavin DeGraw. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts Phillip Phillips and Gavin DeGraw in concert. Phillips is an American Idol winner whose jazz, rock, and alternative sound has been heard on the radio, movies and TV with hits including "Home" and "Gone, Gone, Gone." He's joined for this double-billed powerhouse pop rock concert by Grammy nominated soul artist Gavin DeGraw, who rose to fame with "I Don't Want to Be." Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554 or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

11 Aftival: Boombox. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts the Aftival concert series following the Festival at Sandpoint. Tonight's performer is Boombox, the electronic work of songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Zion Rock Godchaux. The band's sound incorporates an electronic blend of soulful rock and blues-based dance music incorporating backbeat, psychedelia and funky house sounds, which Godchaux refers to as "Dirty Disco Blues." Doors open at 9 p.m., and the concert starts at 10:30 p.m. Visit LiveFromTheHive.com for tickets and a full rundown of performers.

12 Festival at Sandpoint: Spokane Symphony Orchestra. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, culminates its season with the Grand Finale starring the Spokane Symphony Orchestra conducted by maestro Gary Sheldon, who will select some of his favorite pieces from his 20 years as principal conductor. Enjoy complimentary "Taste of the Stars" wine tasting and fireworks. Gates open early at 4:30 p.m. for the wine tasting event and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554 or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

17-18 Spokane-to-Sandpoint Relay Race. Pacific Northwest’s 11th annual premier team running event starts at Mt. Spokane, ends at Sandpoint City Beach. SpokanetoSandpoint.com. 541-633-7174

17 Movie in the Park. The Bonner County History Museum hosts Movies in the Park, held at dusk in the Lakeview Park. This week's movie is The Goonies. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

18 Live Music at the Taproom. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay, hosts live music with Michael and Shanna from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plus, Tacos Tijuana food truck will be onsite. LaughingDogBrewing.com. 208-263-9222

19 Shakespeare in Sandpoint: Othello! Shakespeare's tragic tale of jealousy and deceit, Othello, arrives at the Bonner County Fairgrounds with the gates opening at 3 p.m., and the performance starting at 6 p.m. The Montana Shakespeare in the Parks performance is hosted locally by Lost Horse Press with a grant from the Bonner County Fund for Arts Enhancement in the Idaho Community Foundation. Arrive early to visit with friends and neighbors, plus meet the actors! Bring chairs, blankets, picnics! ShakespeareintheParks.org.

24 Movie in the Park. The Bonner County History Museum hosts Movies in the Park, held at dusk in the Lakeview Park. This week's movie is undecided - public's choice! BonnerCountyHistory.org.

25 Live Music at the Taproom. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay, hosts live music with Melissa Forrette from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plus, Mandala Pizza food truck will be onsite. LaughingDogBrewing.com. 208-263-9222

26 Full Moon Cruise. Savor the twilight while cruising through eagle territory, then watch the full moon as it rises above the beautiful Cabinet Mountains, aboard the Shawnodese. Departs Sandpoint City Beach at 7:30 p.m. and returns at 9:30 p.m. Drink specials available; reservations required; 208-255-5253. $30 fare. LakePendOreilleCruises.com.

30 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Taylor & Sons Chevrolet, 476751 Highway 95 in Ponderay, 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. 

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Daily through Sept. 13 Daily Summer Lake Cruises. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises offers daily lake tours all summer long including history cruises, birds of prey cruises, dinner cruises, sunset and more. For information and reservations, call 208-255-5253 or check out the cruise schedule online. Fares start at $23 general, $21 seniors 60-plus; $16 ages 3-12. 208-255-5253

Here is what's coming up in September!

1-2 Sandpoint Renaissance Faire. Hear ye, hear ye! Prepare thyself for merriment during the Sandpoint Renaissance Faire, held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days at 784 Shingle Mill Rd. in Sandpoint. The faire is held to help ignite and foster the creativity and curiosity of our community through a lively, enlightening, entertaining experience in a renaissance themed environment. There will be a joust, performers, musicians, a beer garden, and most numerous amounts of merchants and food. Admission is $10 per adult; $5 senior/children ages 5-17; and free for under 4. Learn more at SandpointRenFaire.com.

1-3 Fall Fest. Annual outdoor music festival at Schweitzer Mountain Resort with music performances, chairlift rides, kids' activities and microbrews under the tent. Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

1 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 enjoy the museum free of charge, sponsored this month by the Co-Op Country Store. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

8 Injectors Car Show. 19th Annual Powered by the Past show from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in downtown Sandpoint. SandpointInjectors.com. 208-263-9780

Daily through Sept. 13 Daily Summer Lake Cruises. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises offers daily lake tours all summer long including history cruises, birds of prey cruises, dinner cruises, sunset and more. For information and reservations, call 208-255-5253 or check out the cruise schedule online. Fares start at $23 general, $21 seniors 60-plus; $16 ages 3-12. 208-255-5253

15 3G Tour. Explore spectacular parts of Lake Pend Oreille while seeing a variety of birdlife, private coves, towering cliffs, the islands of Hope and more aboard the Shawnodese, from noon to 3:30 p.m. leaving from Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope. A history and geology talk is included; lunch available for purchase. Reservations required; $45 fare, seniors 60-plus $43. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. *Runs Saturdays (and some weekdays) through Oct. 15.

15-16 Hope Islands Cruise. Enjoy a scenic tour around the four islands of Hope while learning the colorful history of the area aboard the Shawnodese, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. leaving from Kramer Marina, 46820 Highway 200 in Hope. The tour includes a cruise by Pearl Island, a bald eagle sanctuary. Call 208-255-5253 for further information (including some weekday cruises) and reservations. Reservations required; $24 fare, seniors 60-plus $22. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. *Runs weekends (and some weekdays) through Oct. 15.

27 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar 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.  

29 Ponderay Neighbor Day. Back by popular demand! The City of Ponderay and Friends of Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail host the second annual Ponderay Neighbor Day community carnival from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. behind the Hoot Owl on Highway 200. Contact KayLeigh at the City of Ponderay, 208-265-5468, for information regarding participation in this event. CityofPonderay.org.

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