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Tidings of joy! The Bonner County Fairgrounds turn into a glittering Christmas wonderland as the 20th annual Festival of Trees ushers in three days of festive events. Family Night is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 - and it's open to the public and free of charge! Bring the family and enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, a visit with Santa, and view the magically decorated trees. Ticketed events that raise funds for Kinderhaven include the Holiday Luncheon at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, which includes a silent auction, lunch, and viewing of the decorated trees, and the Grand Gala at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, where guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar, a silent auction, catered dinner by Ivano's, and a live auction of the trees and packages. Buy tickets at KinderhavenSandpoint.com. All proceeds benefit Kinderhaven, a local group foster home and emergency shelter for abused and neglected children.

Here's what's happening in December!

5-7 Festival of Trees. Kinderhaven fundraiser at the fairgrounds. See Hot Picks, above.

5 National Wild Turkey Federation Happy Hour. Join Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St., to support the National Wild Turkey Federation with a happy hour event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. $1 of every beer sold will be donated to the cause; the event supports building local membership and education.

5 Repeal Day Prohibition Party. Step back in time to the '30s as the 219 Lounge turns into a speak easy during the Repeal Day Prohibition Party from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Open to all - dress to impress! Classic cocktails, delicious eats, and music of the era to benefit the Bonner County History Museum. Come support the preservation of the history of your town! No cover, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

5 Pint Night and Open Mic Night. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts a Pint Night with Bayner Brewing Co. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Followed by Open Mic Night with KC Carter from 9 p.m. to midnight. No cover.

6 #No2ndBridge Climate Strike. Wild Idaho Rising Tide is organizing a Climate Strike and Army Corps Permit Protest from noon to 2 p.m. at Dog Beach Trail. The strike is protesting business-as-usual on the Idaho Panhandle frontline, where Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway received its last federal permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in November for filling wetlands and constructing three additional railroad bridges and doubled tracks conveying coal, oil, and hazardous materials across Lake Pend Oreille, Sand Creek, and downtown Sandpoint. Dress for warmth and dryness; bring creative signs, friends, courage, and dedication, and join WIRT activists at the Serenity Lee trailhead and path and Dog Beach Park. WIRT will provide action advice, coaching, and chants. WildIdahoRisingTide.org. 208-301-8039

6 First Friday. Pend Oreille Arts Council hosts the First Friday shopping event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy in-store treats, drinks and promos; purchases earn red tickets, which can be entered into drawings at the after-party (must be present to win).

6 Brewery Live Music. Matchwood Brewing Company, 513 Oak St., hosts live music featuring local favorites Truck Mills and Carl Ray from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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

6 Winery Live Music and First Friday After-Party. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with the BareGrass Trio, Pend Oreille Arts Council Artist Reception for Bill Klein, and the First Friday After-Party. In collaboration with POAC, the Pend d'Oreille Winery welcomes local artist and architect Bill Klein, and proudly displays Klein's early paintings as well as recent abstract art. Meet Klein and enjoy a glass of Friday Night Wine from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. BareGrass always packs the house! Baregrass is two acoustic guitars, an upright bass, and three voices. All members are songwriters, but you’ll recognize a familiar favorite from time to time. They perform from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. After visiting local art galleries and merchant shops, join the winery for prize drawings and specials during the First Friday After-Party from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is a great evening to kick off holiday shopping! POWine.com.

6 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Justin Lantrip.

6 Backcountry Film Festival. Grab your backcountry buddies and have some serious fun while raising funds for Selkirk Outdoor Leadership and Education (SOLE) at the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. SOLE helps underserved youth in our community unplug and explore the outdoors through their award-winning SnowSchool Experience program! Learn more on the Sandpoint Movies page or visit SoleExperiences.org.

6 Beer Hall Live Music. Right Front Burner is back at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. RFB is Sandpoint's finest party band featuring funk, disco, rock and groovy tunes. Known as the Inland Northwest's funkiest band, RFB has the power to make your booty shake and get your groove on. Free and open to ages 21+. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

6 Lounge Live Music. The 219 Lounge hosts live music with Cedar and Boyer from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. With roots in the singer-songwriter tradition, Justin and Jen Landis's sound is a shifting combination of instruments and arrangements. Their songs are melodically earnest, heartfelt, thoughtful, and conflicted. Late night food from Shilla Korean BBQ food truck. No cover, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

6 DJ Music. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Skwish from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.

7 Free First Saturday at the Museum. Tour the Bonner County History Museum at no cost during the Free First Saturday at the Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 208-263-2344. *Held on the first Saturday of every month.

7 Waldorf School Christmas Faire. Sandpoint Waldorf School, 2007 Sandpoint West Dr., holds their 28th annual Christmas Faire and Children's Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop unique handcrafted gifts created by local artisans, plus there will be delicious homemade food and desserts, puppet shows, a crystal cave, children's crafts, and much more! Open to the public.

7 Santa at the Cedar Street Bridge. Santa Claus will be visiting with children at the Cedar Street Bridge in downtown Sandpoint from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free and open to the public.

7 Honeybee Celtic Winter Concert. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the Honeybee Celtic Winter Concert at 3 p.m. Enjoy Celtic fusion with identical twin sisters Deby Benton Grosjean and Pamela Benton, and featuring Taylor Belotte on the drums. See more on YouTube. Tickets are $15 advance at Panida.org, or $18 at the door.

7 Artworks Annual Holiday Reception. Enjoy appetizers, live music, and conversation with artists while browsing Sandpoint's premier art gallery during the annual holiday reception from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Artworks, 214 N. First Ave. It's the perfect place to find that one-of-a-kind, locally created gift, and all purchases made during reception hours are discounted 10 percent. 208-265-9997

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

7 Winery Live Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Nick Wiebe from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wiebe is a seasoned musical artist from the Pacific Northwest who has been influenced by many different styles of music - everything from reggae, country, classic rock, '80s, '90s, pop and more. He intimate acoustic jams for heartfelt songwriter sounds and a skillful use of a loop pedal to sound like a full band. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

7 Live Music in Hope. Old Icehouse Pizzeria and Bakery, 140 W. Main St. in Hope, hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Crooked Fingers - Rick Price and Mark Remmetter - performing classic country, blues, and bluegrass. Enjoy tap beer and great pizza!

7 Holiday Ball. USA Dance Sandpoint chapter hosts a semi-formal Holiday Ball from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall. Wear your holiday best and arrive at 7 p.m. for a beginner Rumba lesson taught by professional instructors from Spokane. Following the lesson at 8 p.m. will be general dancing, refreshments, mixers, door prizes, and fun. Singles and couples welcome. Cost is $6 USA Dance members, $9 non-members, $5 teens. Bring an appetizer to share and a food donation for the Bonner Community Food Bank. Alcohol and tobacco free. 208-699-0421

7 Stand-up Comedy Show. The 219 Lounge welcomes Nate Jackson, featuring Sam Miller with Morgan Preston as host. Having appeared on MTV's Wildin'n Out, Jackson has also shared the stage with such comedians as Tony Roberts, Bill Belamy and Don DC Curry. Born and raised in Seattle, Jackson won the nationally acclaimed Bay Area Black Comedian Competition in 2010. Sam Miller is from Olympia, Wash. He is very funny. Life experience twisted into humor. He's the real deal. The ever-popular Preston is one of the most outspoken in-your-face comedians working today. Tickets available at the 219 Lounge or by calling 208-263-5673. $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

7 DJ Music. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Kevin from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.

8 Piano Sunday. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts the incredible piano talents of Bob Beadling - who presents a memorable performance - from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Order a bottle of Merlot and a pizza while enjoying an afternoon of music. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

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

10 A Celtic Christmas. Award-winning Irish trio Affiniti performs A Celtic Christmas at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. This Irish trio of harp, violin, and voice bring a classical, Celtic feel to festive favorite holiday songs. Featuring special guest Howard Crosby, nephew of the great Bing Crosby. Tickets available in advance at Panida.org and Evans Brothers Coffee, 524 Church St.

10 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Webrix every Tuesday. 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.

11-12 ICL Artist in Residence Show: Celebrating Idaho with Carl Rowe. The Idaho Conservation League, Carl Rowe and the Pend Oreille Arts Council host a two-day special art showing celebrating the diverse beauty of Idaho's vast landscapes in The Longshot, 102 S. Boyer Ave. Drop by anytime during The Longshot's regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., to experience the splendor of Idaho's diverse landscapes from ICL's 2019 Artist in Residence Carl Rowe. After traveling across the Gem State during his 2019 residency, Rowe created a body of work that tells the story of Idaho.

11 Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center Fire Pit Chat. Here's a chance to ask questions, learn valuable information and tips on safe travel in the backcountry throughout the snow season, and get to know the IPAC staff and members, during a Fire Pit Chat from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St. In addition, Matchwood Brewing will be releasing a beer that raised funds for IPAC throughout the winter!

11 Open Mic Night with Kevin Dorin. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., and Kevin Dorin welcome all local artists over 21 years of age for a fun and open night of playing from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come out for a positive environment to share your passion or just come take it all in! All levels of performers welcome. The set will be recorded live and artists will have access to the audio! Also, this is an opportunity to work with a professional sound guy who will mic you up. Free and open to the public. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

11 Wind Down Wednesday. The 219 Lounge hosts with live music from Truck Mills and Carl Rey from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Half-priced glasses of wine and craft cocktails. No cover, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

12 Brewery Live Music. Enjoy favorite local bluegrass trio BareGrass, featuring John Edwards, Luke Levesque, and Jared Johnson, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Matchwood Brewing Company, 513 Oak St.

12 ICL Holiday Celebration. Everyone is invited to the Idaho Conservation League Holiday Celebration and Artist in Residence Show from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Longshot, 102 S. Boyer Ave. It includes a recap of ICL accomplishments, plus current and future work, all while enjoying tasty appetizers, hearty drinks and lovely company. Plus experience the splendor of Idaho's diverse landscapes with ICL's 2019 Artist in Residence Carl Rowe and hear about his travels across the Gem State during his 2019 residency.

12 Holiday Paint and Sip. A "Dressed in Gold" Holiday Paint and Sip party with Uncorked Paint Sandpoint starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Cedar Street Bistro and Wine Bar. Purchase tickets online.

13 Schweitzer Community Day. Lift tickets are just $10 when Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts Community Day, a fundraiser for Community Cancer Services (CCS) and Bonner Partners in Care Clinic (BPIC). CCS is a nonprofit organization providing information and support to cancer patients and their families in Bonner and Boundary counties. BPIC provides health care to residents of Bonner County and adjacent communities who have no medical insurance and meet the clinic's eligibility criteria. All of the ticket revenue raised will be donated to these two organizations. Schweitzer.com.

13 Beer Hall LiveMusic. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., is proud to welcome back The Other White Meat from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This classic rock and roll band from North Idaho has been around since the early '90s, opening for such acts as G. Thorogood, Styx, and more. Featuring Kyle Swaffard on vocals, bass, and kazoo, Benny Baker on vocals and guitars, and Dana Peite on drums and percussion. Free and open to the public. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

13 Girls Night Out. Downtown Sandpoint hosts a Girls Night Out shopping event, starting at 3 p.m. with a pre-funk party on the Cedar Street Bridge, followed by shopping and in-store promos until 8 p.m.! Get four passport stamps (no purchase necessary); bring to the after-party starting at 8 p.m. in the Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., where winners are drawn (do not need to be present to win) for $400 in shopping spree gift certificates.

13 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Mike and Shanna Thompson.

13 Winery Live Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Red Blend Trio from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A local talented trio made up of Brian Jacobs, Meg Turner, and Chris Lynch, Red Blend performs an artistic blend of soul, pop, blues, and classic hits. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

13 Ukulele Jam at Fiddlin' Red's. Bring your favorite uke and your favorite tunes and come hang out with other ukulele players from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fiddlin' Red's, 111 Church St. No uke? No worries! A spare or two will be available. Don't know all the chords? Fear not! We'll figure them out. If the weather is iffy, email or text to be sure we're still on! Contact Mich at [email protected] or call 541-890-0595. *Held on the second Friday of every month.

13 Contra Dance. Sandpoint Parks and Recreation partners with Emily Faulkner and Lost Horse Press for a Contra Dance from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in 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. Beginners and singles welcome; new dancers are encouraged to arrive in time for an introductory dance. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes and a water bottle; finger food snacks at the break are appreciated. $5 suggested donation at the door. *Held on the second Friday of every month.

13 Lounge Live Music. The 219 Lounge hosts live music with the Brenden Kelty Trio from 9 p.m. to midnight. Brenden brings a soulful sound drawn from gritty travel, wilderness living, and personal relationships; simple, real and honest. Late night food from Shilla Korean BBQ food truck. No cover, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

13 DJ Music. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Skwish from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.

14 Breakfast with Santa. Hey kids, come have Breakfast with Santa at the Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., presented by the Sandpoint Teen Center. Enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, orange juice, coffee, and hot cocoa - tickets are $10 adult, $5 child under 12 (and includes a picture with Santa!). Purchase in advance at EventBrite, the Sandpoint Teen Center, and Washington Federal Bank; or purchase at the door on the morning of the breakfast. All proceeds go to the Sandpoint Teen Center. For more information, call 208-946-6901 or email [email protected].

14 Procrastinator's Christmas Gift Fair. Lake Pend Oreille High School, 1005 N. Boyer Ave., holds its annual Procrasinator's Christmas Gift Fair in the gym (the large metal building on the northwest corner of the school's campus) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop arts, crafts, artisan foods, handmade gifts, soaps, jams and jellies, pottery by Leata Judd, and refreshments. Everything for the last-minute shopper! 208-610-5020

14 Santa at the Cedar Street Bridge. Santa Claus will be visiting with children at the Cedar Street Bridge in downtown Sandpoint from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free and open to the public.

14 This Christmas Night. Suzuki String Academy and Allegro Dance Studio offer the Sandpoint community a collaborative holiday gala - This Christmas Night - celebrating music, dance and art. Featuring local musicians and dancers from the community in an enchanting winter performance, this is a formal event which will take place in the beautiful ballroom at the Sandpoint Business and Events Center, 102 S. Euclid Ave. Matinee performance at 2 p.m., with an evening performance and gala at 6 p.m. featuring a winter wine hour, auction of a hand painted original violin, and a hot chocolate and ornament-making station. Click to order tickets.

14 WinterSong Reading and Book Signing. Lost Horse Press hosts the WinterSong Reading and Book Signing at 2 p.m. in the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint's Little Carnegie Room, 110 Main St. The afternoon features poet Christopher Howell and fiction writer Gregory Spatz, who will introduce their new books, read from old favorites, answer audience questions, and autograph their books (which will be offered for sale). Free and open to all.

14 Selkirk Brass Christmas. First Presbyterian Church, 417 N. Fourth Ave., hosts Christmas music with a brass quintet from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. 208-263-2047

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

14 Winery Live Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Bright Moments from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The local trio will perform delightful, silky jazz sounds to accompany your favorite wine. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

14 Jazzy Nutcracker. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts Studio 1 Dance Academy's holiday performance of the Jazzy Nutcracker at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adult, $8 student, $5 child; available at the door, Studio 1 Dance Academy, and Panida.org.

14 Rock Music at Sandpoint Eagles 589. Sandpoint Eagles, 1511 John Hudon Ln., hosts a rock music event at 7 p.m. featuring Sandpoint supergroup CobraJet, Spokane guitar shredder Jacob Vanknowe, High Treason Ammunition from the outskirts of Heron, Mont., and Vance Bergeson from who knows where. Lots of great original music, no covers. Ages 21 and older.

14 Lounge Live Music. The 219 Lounge hosts live music with Naughty Pine from 9 p.m. to midnight. Richland, Wash.-based Naughty Pine will have you swaying with a tried-and-true blend of soulful reggae, and laidback grooves. Naughty Pine's music is about love for your fellow man, life's struggles, and burning trees. Late night food from Shilla Korean BBQ food truck. No cover, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

14 DJ Music. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Kevin from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.

15 Piano Sunday with Peter Lucht. Join Pend d'Oreille Winery at 301 Cedar St., for Piano Sunday afternoon and enjoy the sounds of pianist Peter Lucht on the grand piano from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lucht is a local favorite pianist and promises a pleasant Sunday afternoon. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

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

17 Tuesday Trivia and Happy Hour. Davis Grocery and Mercantile, 620 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts Tuesday Trivia and Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Play as a team or as an individual. There are prizes, knowledge and fun. *Held on the third Tuesday of every month.

17 7B Homebrewers. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts the monthly meeting for the 7B Hop Heads Homebrewers Club from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stop by and check it out!

17 Paint and Sip. Join Holly Walker at Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., to paint a beautiful snow globe scene for an evening of painting and wine sipping. Tickets are $35 per person, and includes art supplies, instruction, and a glass of wine. Call 208-265-8545 to make reservations or sign up at the tasting room.

17 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Webrix every Tuesday. 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.

18 KRFY Fundraiser at IPA. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts a fundraiser for KRFY Community Supported Radio from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with Payette Brewing beer on tap. Enjoy live music by Marty Perron and Doug Bond, plus there will be silent auction items, raffle prizes, and complimentary appetizers.

18 Wind Down Wednesday. The 219 Lounge hosts with live music from Truck Mills and Tito Huizar from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Half-priced glasses of wine and craft cocktails. No cover, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

18 Eugene Ballet's The Nutcracker. Clara's adventures through the Land of Sweets with the Nutcracker Prince come to life at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) on the Panida Theater stage during this favorite holiday performance, presented by the Pend Oreille Arts Council. Keep an eye out for the Baby Mice, Bon Bons, Angels, and Party Children - they are all played by local dance students who have been rehearsing at Allegro Dance Studios! Tickets for the performance are sold out. ArtinSandpoint.org.

19 Girls Pint Out. Cool chicks! Great beer! No dudes! All are invited to Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., for the Girls Pint Out Annual Holiday Potluck from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring a food dish made with beer to share! Call Vicki with questions at 208-596-0740.

19 Trivia Night. Create a team with friends and family or play solo during Trivia Night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St. Questions are fun and challenging and always new; prizes awarded for winning teams. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

19 More Than A Woman Trivia. Join the fun on the third Thursday of each month at The Back Door, 111 Cedar St., for a night of laughter and female-focused trivia from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The aim is to educate and entertain with facts, connect women in the community, and offer something to look forward to each month with the girls. Trivia nights are in support of Return Retreats, a local nonprofit startup that brings restorative mindsets to women through retreat experiences as well as financial support to burdened women in the North Idaho Panhandle. Learn more at returnretreats.org/trivia. Suggested $5 donation. 262-914-2471 *Held on the third Thursday of each month.

19 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. No cover.

20 Last-Minute Late-Night Shopping Event. Downtown Sandpoint hosts a Last-Minute Late-Night Shopping event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy shopping specials and in-store promos, followed by Late Night Pint Night at the 219. Each $25 minimum purchase amount earns a ticket for a free pint or cocktail from the 219 (one ticket per customer).

20 Winery Live Music. The Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with One Street Over featuring Bridgette Lewis on vocals and Michael Lewis on vocals and guitar, and are joined by a supporting cast of players.  This R&B pop group from the Pacific Northwest with roots in Nashville and California brings great vocals, rich harmonies, and professional musicianship. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

20 Beer Hall Live Music. Devon Wade is back at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., for the Third Friday with his father Mac on the drums! The duo will be playing from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free and open to the public, ages 21+. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

20 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.

20 Lounge Live Music. The 219 Lounge hosts live music with the Aaron Golay Band from 9 p.m. to midnight. Golay and his three-piece band's sound is soulful rock 'n' roll, with plenty of upbeat pop and dance influences seamlessly tied in. Late night food from Shilla Korean BBQ food truck. No cover, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

20 DJ Music. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Skwish from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.

21 Christmas Bird Count. All are invited to join the 115th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count! The group spends the day bird-watching in the Sandpoint vicinity - mostly driving, with some outdoor walking. Group will meet at 6:30 a.m. at 5th Avenue Restaurant. For more information, contact Rich at 208-290-1405 or email [email protected].

21-24 Santa at the Cedar Street Bridge. Santa Claus will be visiting with children at the Cedar Street Bridge in downtown Sandpoint from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day up until Christmas Eve. Free and open to the public.

21 "Dark As Night" Winter Solstice Party. The 219 Lounge hosts the second annual barrel-aged stout event featuring 10 limited/one off kegs of this liquid gold. A small amount of commemorative glassware and tasting tokens will be available for purchase. Event begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 9 p.m. Hang around for Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This Bozeman, Mont., group is a relentlessly energetic bluegrass and Americana band combining a four-part harmony with rock 'n' roll drive. Late night food from Shilla Korean BBQ food truck. No cover, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

21 Toys for Tots Fundraiser. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts a Toys 4 Tots fundraiser from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring live music with the Miah Kohal Band, plus live and silent auctions. No cover.

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

21 Winery Live Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Echo Elysium - a Spokane-based acoustic and electric guitarist and singer/songwriter. Elysium is influenced by a wide range of genres, from rhythm and blues to Prince and Southern gospel. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

21 DJ Music. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Kevin from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.

22 Holiday Piano Sunday. Order a glass of Merlot - and hot cocoa for the kids - while enjoying traditional and contemporary holiday songs played by Bob Beadling from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St. Beadling is an incredibly talented pianist who always presents a memorable performance. Come enjoy the afternoon of music with your friends and families! Cookies and holiday cheer! Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, December 29 --

23-24 Santa Skis. Santa and Mrs. Claus ski the slopes at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. On Christmas Eve, all the kids can join them for a balloon parade followed by a visit in the Selkirk Lodge to hear last-minute wishes. Schweitzer.com.

25 Merry Christmas!

26 Live Trivia. Create a team with friends and family or play solo during Live Trivia from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St. Questions are fun and challenging and always new. Prizes awarded for winning teams. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

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

27 Lounge Live Music. The 219 Lounge hosts live music with Right Front Burner from 9 p.m. to midnight. RFB is Sandpoint's funk, disco, rock and groove band - arguably the funkiest trio you'll see in the Inland Northwest. With the power to make any booty shake, Right Front Burner is here to help you get your groove on! Late night food from Shilla Korean BBQ food truck. No cover, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

27 DJ Music. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Skwish from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.

28 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Turn Spit Dogs.

28 Winery Live Music. Brian Jacobs is back at Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., performing popular hits along with a little bit of folk and acoustic influences from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jacobs is a local favorite so come early for a seat! Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

28 Live Jazz. Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St., hosts Bright Moments Jazz from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

28 Lounge Live Music. The 219 Lounge hosts live music with the Zach Cooper Band from 9 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy Coeur d'Alene drumming legend Zach Cooper, who built a superstar band around himself to offer an experience that won't be forgotten! This five-piece progressive blues and rock band will leave you wanting more. Late night food from Shilla Korean BBQ food truck. No cover, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

28 DJ Music. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Kevin from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.

29 Piano Sunday. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., welcomes back local pianist Dwayne Parsons from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to perform jazz, freestyle, and favorites. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

31 Schweitzer New Year's Eve Parties. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts celebrations for all ages to ring in 2020. Tickets for Schweitzer parties are now on sale - and the party at Taps always sells out - so don't delay! Schweitzer.com.

31 Angels Over Sandpoint New Year's Eve Party. Come one, come all to ring in 2020 with the jazz, funk, and psychedelic soul band Collectivity at The Hive, 207 N. First Ave. Presented by KPND and Dig Beats Productions, proceeds from the party benefit Angels Over Sandpoint and their charitable good deeds in the community. Originally formed in China and now based in the San Francisco Bay area, Collectivity is a high-energy, genre-blending ensemble of world-class musicians who bring the perfect vibe to bring in the New Year right! With confetti cannons and a balloon drop to top it all off, this is not a New Year's Eve show you want to miss! Tickets available online; ages 21-plus.

31 Lounge Live Music. The 219 Lounge hosts live music with the Miah Kohal Band from 9 p.m. to midnight. It's that time of the year, you've made it to the end of 2019! Come ring in the New Year with all of your friends at the 'Niner with some great rock 'n' roll from Sandpoint's classic outlaw rock band. Late night food from Shilla Korean BBQ food truck. No cover, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

31 NYE Party with DJ Skwish. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts a Champagne Toast New Year's Eve party starting at 9 p.m. and featuring DJ Skwish. No cover.

Here is what's coming up in January!

7 Bonner Mall Seniors Day. Bonner Mall in Ponderay hosts the monthly Seniors Day from 9 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to 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.

17-19 Banff Mountain Film Festival. Now in its 24th year of showing breathtaking adventure films, the festival raises money for local and international good deeds. Tickets always sell out; get them at Panida.org when they become available.

18-20 MLK Weekend at Schweitzer. Check out all the special activities over the holiday weekend at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, including Saturday's Northern Lights fireworks show and the torchlight parade, followed by live music in Taps. Schweitzer.com.

25 Winter Trails Day. Enjoy free access to snowshoe and Nordic ski trails at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Schweitzer.com.

Here's what's coming up in February 2020

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