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Enter, if you dare ... Students at Lake Pend Oreille High School add thrills and chills to the Halloween season with The Zombie Nest Haunted House - open Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. (and continuing weekends through Nov. 2, plus Oct. 31). The haunts are located just north of the Hoot Owl Cafe at 30784 Highway 200 in Ponderay. Admission is $5 per person, and all proceeds go towards an educational trip to Washington D.C. and New York City this coming summer. For more information, call 208-610-5020.
Here's what's happening in October!
17 Season of Life Stroll. The seasonal transition to fall is a beautiful metaphor for the ongoing flow of life's infinite change. Experience conversation, silence, reflection, wonder, and presence on a walk along the Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail to celebrate "living life" - honoring the changes, transformations, and loss in our daily lives. The event is facilitated by Peter Gilmore, Hospice volunteer and co-director of the Hospice Kids Grief Camp, and is part of the weeklong series Conversations on Living and Dying Well. Depart from the trailhead north of Seasons Condos near City Beach at 4 p.m. Event details at 208-265-1185 and online at BonnerGeneral.org.
17 Girls Pint Out. Cool chicks! Great beer! No dudes! Join Vicki for an evening tasting and talking about fresh hop beer from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St.
17 Ghost and Sip Open Mic. Settle in with a glass of L'Oeuvre and listen to local spooky tales from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St. If you have your own ghost story to tell or favorite scary tale to read, take your turn at the Open Mic. This will be a fun night of shivers and thrills! Free and open to the public. POWine.com.
17 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.
17-18, 20 Give Me Liberty. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the film Give Me Liberty. Learn more about the comedy on the Sandpoint Movies page.
17 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.
18-19 The Zombie Nest. Haunted house located north of Hoot Owl Café. See Hot Picks, above.
18-20 Hickey Farms Pumpkin Patch. Festive family fun with a pumpkin patch, craft vendors, kids' activities, live music, food and drinks, and more, located east of Sandpoint off of Highway 200 at 674 Hickey Rd. Open Friday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. HickeyFarmsIdaho.com.
18 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.
18 Winery Music. The Bright Moments band brings great jazz music to the Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Local talents Arthur Goldblum and Peter Lucht will perform delightful, silky jazz sounds to accompany your favorite wine. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.
18 Death Over Dinner. Death Over Dinner, held at 6 p.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall at 204 S. First Ave., is an international conversation model designed to gather people together over a meal to discuss end-of-life issues. It is an uplifting, interactive adventure that transforms this seemingly difficult conversation into one of deep engagement, insight, and empowerment. Bring yourself, or bring friends and family to the table. Death Over Dinner is an evening that will nourish body and soul, and is part of the weeklong series Conversations on Living & Dying Well. Facilitated and hosted by Ginna Maus, L.C.S.W., with instrumental music provided by Dan Eskelson. Event details at 208-265-1185 and online at BonnerGeneral.org.
18 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with the Devon Wade Duo from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Devon Wade, a country music artist from Sandpoint, is joined by his father Mac for this great performance. Free and open to ages 21-plus. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.
18 Comedy Showcase. Regional comedians head to Utara Brewing Co., 214 Pine St., to make you laugh 'til your ribs hurt. Starts at 9 p.m. $10 cover; ages 21-plus.
18 Lounge Live Music. Vanna Oh! and the Any's perform from 9 p.m. to midnight at the 219 Lounge. Vanna OH! blends the brazen and infectious movement of rock 'n' roll with a modern, feminine twist. She mixes the American staples - blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz - to pay homage to the last century of rock 'n' roll evolution. Expect soaring vocals, bluesy guitar riffs, and an open invitation to sing along. Late night food from Shilla food truck. Free and open to ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.
18 DJ Music. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Skwish from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.
19 Sandpoint Studio Crawl. Join a community-based celebration of movement, sound and soup! Sandpoint Studio Crawl moves from one studio to the next, enjoying a sample at each. Every class is a sampling of what each of these amazing studios is offering the Sandpoint community. Classes are designed to be accessible for beginning students too! Starts at 8:30 a.m. and finishes at approximately 2:30 p.m. Cost is $35. Visit EventBrite for tickets.
19 Indoor Farmers Market. The Bonner Mall in Ponderay hosts the Sandpoint Farmers Market indoors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come indoors and shop for seasonal produce, arts and crafts items, and more! Free and open to the public. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.
19 Northside Harvest Dinner. The PTO at Northside Elementary host the 67th Annual Harvest Dinner, held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Northside Elementary, 7881 Colburn Culver Rd. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10/adult and $5/child (elementary school age). Children 4 and under are free. The event is for the entire community and features a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Dessert is included. Community members are encouraged to bring donations for the Bonner Community Food Bank, as well. 541-639-6290
19 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Ponderay Paradox.
19 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with John Daffron, a local singer-songwriter who gathers the room's attention as he plays surf, Irish, rock, and folk. Daffron spent 30-plus years as the front man of the world-famous southern California surf and rock band The Fabulous Nomads. He's recognized for his finger picking and face-melting guitar solos. POWine.com.
19 Conversations on Living and Dying Well: Weaving It All Together. Presented by Bonner General Health Community Hospice and North Idaho Palliative Care Coalition, this is the capstone of a weeklong event about Conversations on Living and Dying Well, starting at 6 p.m. in the Panida, 300 N. First Ave. Weaving It All Together is a weaving of film, music, panel discussion, and community conversation. A panel of community members, including filmmaker Katie Jennings and Dr. Nicole Pelly, palliative care physician with Kootenai Health, will invite questions and community conversation on "living and dying well." Sandpoint's Threshold Choir will offer a gift of peace-filled songs, along with inspiring musical offerings by local musicians with the Sandpoint Music Conservatory. Advance tickets are available for a suggested donation of $10 at Panida.org, Northwest Handmade at 308 N. First Ave., BGH Community Hospice, 520 N. Third Ave., and the Living and Dying Well HUB at 119 N. First Ave. (next to City Beach Organics). All proceeds benefit BGH Community Hospice Direct Client Fund, which supports community bereavement in Bonner and Boundary counties and the annual Kids Grief Camp. Learn more at BonnerGeneral.org.
19 Lounge Live Music. Red Blend performs from 9 p.m. to midnight at the 219 Lounge. This talented trio of Sandpoint musicians, Megan Turner, Chris Lynch, and Brian Jacobs, artistically blend soul, blues, pop, and classic covers with a great bouquet of partytime fun. Late night food from Shilla food truck. Free and open to ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.
19 DJ Music. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Exodus from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.
20 Piano Sunday with Peter Lucht. Join Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., for a Sunday afternoon of live piano music with local pianist Peter Lucht and a glass of L'Oeuvre. Performance is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; free and open to the public. POWine.com.
-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, October 27 --
22 Sandpoint Cornhole League. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts the Cornhole League from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; every Tuesday for 10 weeks. All skill levels, drop-ins welcome. For more information, check out Facebook.com/SandpointIdahoCornhole or [email protected]
22 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., Sandpoint hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Webrix 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.
23 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219. Half-price bottles of wine and featured cocktails, light snacks and live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Carl Rey, who entertain with blues, folk, gospel, and jazz. Free and open to ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.
24 Trivia Takeover Live. Create a team with friends and family or play solo 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.
24 Walking Dead Party. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts a Walking Dead Party sponsored by Dead Guy Ale. Prizes awarded for best Walking Dead costume, plus there will be food and drink specials all night! No cover.
25 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.
25 Live Music with BareGrass. The Pend d'Oreille Winery at 301 Cedar St. buzzes with energy when Bare Grass plays! A stand-up bass, mandolin, and guitar come together from different backgrounds to create a unique sound. It's Americana, mixed with a little bluegrass and blues and whatever else is conjured up. Performing from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. are John Edwards on bass, Luke Levesque on mandolin, and Jared Johnston on guitar. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.
25-26, 31-Nov. 2 The Zombie Nest. Students from Lake Pend Oreille High School are putting on a haunted house called The Zombie Nest from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., located on the north side of the Hoot Owl Café at 30784 Highway 200 in Ponderay. Dates are Oct. 18-19, Oct. 25-26, and Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Admission is $5 per person; all proceeds go towards an educational trip to Washington D.C. and New York City this coming summer. For more information, call 208-610-5020.
25 Beer Hall Live Music. RFB (aka Right Front Burner) is back at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., for the first time in four years - performing from 6:30 p.m. to 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-plus; non-smoking, fun & games environment.
25 Southside Community Harvest Festival Contra Dance. Come one, come all to the Southside Community Harvest Festival Contra Dance, held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Barn Again, 54 Cocolalla Loop Rd. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome! Enjoy live music with Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots, with Emily Faulkner calling. No experience or partner needed, and all dance moves taught and called. Sponsored by the South Community Harvest Festival and the Cocolalla Lake Association. For more information, visit the event's Facebook page, or email [email protected].
25 Lounge Live Music. One of the region's top old-school R&B, funk and classic rock bands, The Liabilities perform from 9 p.m. until midnight at the 219 Lounge. The band is led by the Packwood brothers, Sheldon on bass and Rob on guitar, who have played together on top 40 recordings and a huge variety of stages including the Grand Ol' Opry, Texas Motor Speedway, and more. Shilla food truck onsite. Free and open to ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.
25 Halloween Parties #1, #2, and #3. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts three Halloween Parties from 10 p.m. until 2 p.m. Halloween Party #1 features a singles costume contest, and prizes for best individual costume. Party #2 is a couples costume contest, with prizes for best couples costume. And Party #3 is for all costumes. All the parties include food and drink specials all night! No cover. All this, plus DJ Skwish from 9 p.m. to close.
26 Southside Community Harvest Festival. Southside Community Church, 251 Cocolalla Loop Rd. in Cocolalla, hosts the 2nd annual Southside Community Harvest Festival from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Enjoy live music, local vendors selling food, crafts and art, plus community organizations and free activities for the kids! Free admission. Learn more on the event's Facebook page.
26 Rerooted Book Event. Sandpoint author Jackie Henrion will explain how a "ghost" inspired her book Rerooted from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Vanderford's Books and Office Products, 201 Cedar St. Henrion's story promises to inspire chills and a colorful, thought-provoking narrative of Halloween. Rerooted is a fascinating experiment in historical storytelling based on the character of Marie Root, the Hope Hotel's owner from 1920 to 1968. Part fiction, part poetry, part memoir, Henrion also weaves stories from other women in history which leaves readers wanting more. 208-263-2417
26 The Dog Who Saved Halloween. Kinderhaven presents a free movie, The Dog Who Saved Halloween, at 3 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. The Dog Who Saved Halloween is rated PG, and a costume contest precedes the film. Plus there will be free popcorn and water! Learn more about the film on the Sandpoint Movies Page.
26 Haunted Hope Carnival. Join the fun at Davis Grocery, 620 Wellington Pl. in Hope, for the 2nd annual Haunted Hope carnival event from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy Halloween games, prizes, candy, pumpkin decorating, face painting and more. Plus, there will be a bake sale benefit for Aiden, an awesome kid and amazing warrior! Family friendly, fun and free. It'll be spooktacular!
26 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Brian Jacobs.
26 Live Music with Justin Lantrip. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Justin Lantrip. He will be performing his soulful sounds and original music, as well as your favorite indie and alternative songs. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.
26 Boo Bash Costume Ball. Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., hosts a Boo Bash Costume Ball from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Prizes for best costumes! 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. is a Merengue dance lesson followed by dancing, refreshments, door prizes, and spooky fun! Singles, couples, and teens welcome. Cost is $6 USA Dance members, $9 non-members, and $5 teens. 208-699-0421
26 Kevin Brown Album Release Concert. Northwest songwriter Kevin Brown is releasing his fourth album of original songs, Heroes and Sparrows, during a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St. The album is recorded with celebrated Rocky Mountain bluegrass players Ben Winship on mandolin, Eric Thorin on bass, and Natalie Rae Padilla on fiddle. The eleven songs on the album capture snapshots of extraordinary aspects of ordinary life with Brown's poetic lyrics and warm voice. Eric, Ben, and Natalie will all be joining Kevin for this show. Dinner is served before the show at 6 p.m. Call Di Luna's at 208-263-0846 for tickets and reservations. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 day of show. DiLunas.com.
26 "Niner's" 85th Anniversary Party. Let's celebrate the 219 Lounge's 85th anniversary! Spokane's 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 from 9 p.m. until midnight. Don't let that make you think they are limited by genre because they play everything! Late night food from Shilla food truck, Korean BBQ with Seoul!! Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.
26 DJ Music. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Exodus from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.
27 Piano Sunday with Dwayne Parsons. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts Dwayne Parsons on the grand piano from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Parsons is sure to please your ears with his amazing talent! His jazz and freestyle sounds will fill the room! Free and open to the public. POWine.com.
-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, November 3 --
29 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., Sandpoint hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Webrix 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.
30 True North Treks and Eureka Center Fundraiser. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts a fundraiser for True North Treks and the Eureka Center with Twelve String Brewing beer on tap from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy live music by Marty Perron and Doug Bond, plus there will be a live auction and raffle prizes. Dress up for Halloween, and the person who is voted best dressed wins a double kayak rental for an evening paddle from Breakwater Expeditions! Complimentary appetizers will be served.
30 Pop-Up Open Mic. Sandpoint Literary Collective hosts a Pop-Up Open Mic at 6 p.m. at the Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St. This is an opportunity to showcase local and guest literary talent, particularly Halloween-themed poems and stories. Writers of all stripes are invited to read from their original works for up to five minutes. Attendees have the opportunity to enhance their experience - reading and/or listening - with wines and snacks. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, call 208-255-4410 or email [email protected].
30 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219. Half-price bottles of wine and featured cocktails, light snacks and live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician John Firshi, who entertain with blues, folk, gospel, and jazz. Free and open to ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.
31 7th Annual Trick-or-Treat at City Hall. Calling all zomboys and ghouls! Mayor Rognstad and City of Sandpoint employees invite school-aged children to begin their Halloween celebrations with the trick-or-treating from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Sandpoint City Hall, 1123 Lake St. (between Ella and Olive, right across from Pine Street Park). City Council Chambers will be decorated, passing out candy, and a special dance presentation of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" by the Parks and Recreation's Acro-Dance Show Troupe. 208-263-3613
31 Trick-or-Treat at the Museum. The Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella Ave., in conjunction with the Sandpoint Lions Club, hosts their 7th annual Trick-or-Treat at the Museum and Lion's Den from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Trick-or-treat at the museum, and then head to the Lion's Den for warm drinks and sweet treats for those needing a little break from the weather. Admission to both is free. Trick-or-Treat at the Museum is a great way for the museum to fulfill its mission of History Creating Community. Every inch of the museum is tricked out in its Halloween best, while volunteers hand out candy to our spooky visitors. Can't make it to the Trick-or-Treat event, but still want to check out the decorations? This year the museum will be decorated in its Halloween best the week leading up to the big event. Come visit Oct. 29 through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to check out spooky exhibits up close and personal.
Here is what's coming up in November!
2 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.
2 The Forrest Harvest Bazaar. The Economics Class from Forrest Bird Charter School hosts the Forrest Harvest Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Forrest Bird Charter School, 614 S. Madison St. Featuring Hickey Farms and their farm goods, live music by the Jazz Ensemble from the Music Conservatory, community arts and crafts booths, plus food vendors and the Economics students' booths. Also, the class is assisting the Bonner Community Food Bank this year, so bring a food donation and have a chance to win a door prize! See you at the Bazaar! For more information, visit the event's Facebook page or email [email protected].
3 Family Dance. Sandpoint Parks and Recreation partners with Emily Faulkner and Beth Weber to bring Family Dancing to Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Big circles, long lines, perhaps a square dance or two, even a family waltz ... all easy and way too much fun! Live music provided by Weber and friends; dances will be taught and called by Faulkner. No experience necessary; suggested donation is $5/person or $20/family. For more information, email [email protected]m. Light, comfortable clothing suggested. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes and a water bottle; also, finger food snacks for the break are appreciated!
3 Flamenco Pacifico. Flamenco is a living culture, steeped in history, with many roots and branches. Flamenco Pacifico presents a dynamic range of modern, original Flamenco composition by Berto Boyd, held at 7 p.m. in the Heartwood Center and brought to the community by the Pend Oreille Arts Council as part of their 2019/2020 Performance Series. The traditional pieces invite you to journey through a musical landscape that can be haunting and deeply moving, and the lighter, chico compositions create infectious melodies with lively interpretations by two skilled flamenco dancers. Buy tickets at ArtinSandpoint.org.
-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, November 10 --
5 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.
6 BGH Community Hospice Rose Event. Bonner General Health Community Hospice hosts the 22nd annual Rose Event. Receive a dozen roses for each $20 donation; roses can be ordered by calling Lissa at 208-265-1185, and can be picked up Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the BGH Classroom at 520 N. Third Ave. Roses are also available for purchase at the Information Desk in the lobby of the hospital on Rose Day. Proceeds provide direct client support to families in the community.
7 SHS Grad Night 2020 Sip 'n' Shop. The Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts a Sip 'n' Shop from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to benefit the Sandpoint High School Class of 2020 Grad Night, which is held next June. The winery will donate 10 percent of the proceeds earned during the Sip 'n' Shop event to the senior high class graduation party. All are welcome to attend, ages 21-plus! POWine.com.
8 Hope Harvest Dinner and Christmas Giving Food Drive. The Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts their annual Harvest Dinner and Christmas Giving Food Drive. Happy hour begins at 5 p.m., with a holiday dinner served at 6 p.m. There will be bucket raffles, beer and wine, great food, and lots of fun! Tickets are $25; call 208-264-5481 to reserve. Also, this event kicks off MCC's Christmas Giving Food Drive. Everyone is welcome to bring non-perishable food items to the event; all food received is distributed to local families on Christmas Giving Saturday (Dec. 21). MemorialCommunityCenter.com.
8, 10 A Night with Janis Joplin. From Broadway to the cinema screen, share an evening with Janis Joplin and her musical influences in the filmed Tony-nominated Broadway musical sensation, A Night with Janis Joplin, screening in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. View showtimes and more information on the Sandpoint Movies Page.
9 Holiday Market. Sandpoint Farmers Market hosts their annual Holiday Market in the Bonner Mall. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.
9 Little Black Dress Fundraiser. Join Bonner Homeless Transitions for the 4th annual Little Black Dress Fundraising Event, with doors opening at 5 p.m. at the Ponderay Events Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way in Ponderay. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a no-host bar, plus live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit Bonner Homeless Transitions, which provides transitional housing and program management services to homeless families and victims of domestic violence in Bonner County. Tickets are $25, available at EventBrite or at the door. For more information, call Karel at 208-946-6646.
9 Warren Miller's 'Timeless.' Presented by the Alpine Shop, watch the world's best skiers and riders cover ground in some of the most legendary destinations during this year's Warren Miller film tour 'Timeless' at 7 p.m. in the Panida Theater. Learn more on the Sandpoint Movies Page.
-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, November 17 --
16-17 Bonner County Fairgrounds Christmas Fair. Come one, come all to the annual Christmas Fair at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Rd. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Find something unique and handmade for everyone on your list, and have a blast with Christmas treats, coffee, kids' activities, and festive music. Santa visits both days from noon to 2 p.m., and there will also be the 2nd annual Gingerbread Competition benefitting the Bonner Community Food Bank. Free admission! For more information, call 208-263-8414. BonnerCountyFair.com.
16 Celebrity Roast. Angels Over Sandpoint hosts a Celebrity Roast for Jeff Nizzoli, starting at 8 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Tickets are $35, available at Panida.org, Eichardt's, and Eve's Leaves.
-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, November 24 --
19 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.
24 Fall Serenade Concert. The Music Conservatory of Sandpoint hosts its annual Fall Serenade Concert and dessert auction to benefit all MCS scholarship programs (including tuition assistance, Music Matters! afterschool outreach, and Honors Programs) in the Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St. The concert will feature works by the great masters, performed by Music Conservatory artist instructors. Join the MCS for an appetizer and wine reception before the concert and bid on one of the outrageous desserts donated by local restaurants and pastry chefs; no-host bar. Event begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 adult, $5 MCS student/faculty. SandpointConservatory.org.
-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, December 1 --
28 Happy Thanksgiving
30 Shook Twins 'Giving Thanks' Concert. The Shook Twins return to the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., at 7:30 p.m. for their annual Thanksgiving concert. 'Giving Thanks' has become an annual holiday tradition featuring Sandpoint natives Katie and Laurie Shook, and also includes performances by Honeysuckle and John Craigie. Tickets are available in advance at Panida.org, and also at the door on the night of the show.
Here is what's coming up in December!
6 Backcountry Film Festival. It's that time of year again - 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! Produced by Boise-based nonprofit Winter Wildlands, the Backcountry Film Festival premieres in Boise and then tours to more than 100 showings around the world. With a series of award-winning and juried films (all of which celebrate the human-powered experience), a holiday silent auction, raffle prizes, great brews, and the usual dose of surprises, this family-fun event is a cause worth supporting! SoleExperiences.org.
13 Schweitzer Community Day. $10 lift tickets at Schweitzer Mountain Resort benefit local charities. Schweitzer.com.
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 open 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 sell out every year, so be sure to buy in advance: $30 adult, $12 youth (ages 18 and younger) at ArtinSandpoint.org.
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.
31 New Year's Eve Parties. Schweitzer Mountain Resort and The Hive in downtown Sandpoint host celebrations to ring in 2020. Tickets for Schweitzer parties go on sale Dec. 1 - learn more at Schweitzer.com. For more information on what's going on at The Hive, visit BeeswaxSystems.com/TheHive.