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Who's ready? If disaster strikes, would you know what to do? North Idahoans can get prepped for anything that may come their way at the 4th annual Panhandle Preparedness Expo, held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Featuring two full days of speakers, vendors and food, keynote speakers include John Jacob Schmidt of AmRRON, Glen Tate, author of the "299 Day" series, and Shelby Gallagher, author of The Divide (A Great State Book 1). Join the many vendors carrying products related to the expo. 4-H will be serving food along with Shilla Korean BBQ food truck. Learn more on the event's Facebook page or PanhandlePrep.org. Admission to the event is $2 with a food donation, $3 without; or $5 for the weekend pass.

Early fall fun! Take a scenic drive to the fourth annual Pend Oreille Harvest Festival, just six miles north of Newport, Wash. This is an easy-to-find, family-friendly, and free entertainment option held Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Indian Creek Community Forest, 1802 Indian Creek Rd. in Newport. Enjoy delicious food and yummy desserts while perusing one-of-a-kind arts and crafts vendor booths, show locally grown produce, plus there will be stage performances, live music, demonstrations and more. The outdoor festival is held on a former horse ranch, which now houses the Kalispel Tribe's native tree nursery and several other developing projects to benefit the community. Guided tours will be available. Get more event info on the event's Facebook page. 844-767-8287 

Here's what's happening in September!

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 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., 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.

18 Kokanee Spawning Class. The Pend Oreille Chapter of Idaho Master Naturalists are hosting a class on kokanee spawning. Arrive at 9:30 a.m. to come see the beautiful red kokanee traveling up crystal-clear Trestle Creek, with a presentation beginning at 10 a.m. After the presentation, there will be drinks and snacks, plus the opportunity to learn about the Idaho Master Naturalist group. Class is held at the Trestle Creek Avista Day Use Area, located approximately one mile up Trestle Creek Road (on the right). Please bring a chair.

18 CAL 40th Anniversary Celebration. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the Community Assistance League's 40th Anniversary Celebration, starting at 1 p.m. Free admission; open to the public.

18 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop artisan wares, fresh produce, and more at the Sandpoint Farmers Market, held from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Farmin Park. Plus enjoy live music on the pavilion stage featuring Jake Robin. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. *Repeats every Wednesday.

18 Wildlife Trivia in Clark Fork. The American Heritage Wildlife Foundation holds a Wildlife Trivia event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Squeeze Inn in Clark Fork. Come have some fun, plus enter the raffle drawings for prizes. Find more information on AHWF's Facebook page.

18 Bonner Partners in Care Clinic Fundraiser. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts a Bonner Partners in Care Clinic Fundraiser with Bitter Root Brewing beer on tap from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. All are invited to enjoy live music by Marty Perron and Doug Bond, plus there will be raffle prizes and silent auction items, and complimentary appetizers will be served.

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. 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 great Blues, Folk, Gospel and Jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

18 Magic Wednesday. Jalapenos, 314 N. Second Ave., hosts close-up magical 'edu-tainment' right at your table from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. by local magician and all-around fun guy Star Alexander. *Held every Wednesday.

19 Dine Around the Lake Tour. Feelin’ Groovy Tours hosts a Dine Around the Lake Tour from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Enjoy spectacular sunsets with a progressive dining experience around beautiful Lake Pend Oreille, featuring stops at three of North Idaho's most iconic lakeside dining establishments. Sit back, relax, and leave the driving and reservations to Feelin' Groovy while soaking up the beauty of the area. Includes two adult beverages, appetizers, main entrée, dessert and informative, enlightening and entertaining commentary along the way. Book online or call 833-247-6689. *Held every Thursday.

19 SoupTember: Battle for the Golden Ladle. The community is invited to attend SoupTember: Battle for the Golden Ladle from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Farmin Park. Sample soups from your favorite local restaurants and vote for your favorite! This year's competitors include Dish, Beet and Basil, Chimney Rock, Eichardt's, Jalapenos, Pack River Store, Pend d'Oreille Winery, Skeyes the Limit, Spuds, Tango Cafe, Trinity at City Beach and Winter Ridge. Also enjoy a raffle, auction and live music featuring Browne Salmon Truck! Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased online in advance. Funds raised support Sandpoint Community Resource Center.  

19 Girls Pint Out. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts Girls Pint Out from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join Vicki at the big table for an evening tasting and talking about fall beers!  

19 Painting Workshop. Join us for a Fall Porch Decor Board Painting Workshop at Cedar Street Bridge- Customize your on fall themed cedar board sign. Tickets and info online

19-22 Empowered. The Panida's Little Theater on First Avenue hosts screenings of the documentary Empowered. Learn more about the film and see showtimes on the Sandpoint Movies page.

19 Live Music at the 219. Enjoy live music with Paul and Ieva Cataldo from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave. New England singer and songwriter Paul Cataldo brings his distinct brand of backwoods wilderness-inspired Americana to the stage. Cataldo developed his Appalachian mountain sound while living in Asheville, N.C. Paul and Ieva tour for a living from Florida to Alaska to Lithuania to Portugal. Late night food from Shilla food truck. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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 Summer in the City Tour. Feelin' Groovy Tours hosts a Summer in the City Tour from 9 a.m. to noon. Experience all things Sandpoint as you discover popular local landmarks, historic buildings and even some hidden gems in and around our beloved community in a beautifully restored vintage VW bus. Includes complimentary beverage and discovery talk at Evans Brothers Coffee, private tour of the Panida Theater, admission to the Bonner County History Museum, and informative, enlightening and entertaining commentary along the way. Book online or call 833-247-6689. *Held every Friday.

20 Good Day Sunshine Tour. Climb aboard the Feelin' Groovy bus for the Good Day Sunshine Tour from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This eclectic adventure across the countryside in our beautifully restored vintage VW bus includes visits to Wild Goose Chase - a charming emporium of antique and salvaged treasures, the fascinating Carousel of Smiles Restoration Project and a private tour and tasting at Deerfield Farms, where a tomato tastes like real tomato! Make your afternoon experience complete by enjoying a fresh, handcrafted brew or glass of wine at Matchwood Brewery. Book online or call 833-247-6689. *Held every Friday.

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

20 Winery Live Music. The Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with talented Spokane-based musician Echo Elysium, a nuanced and dynamic electric and acoustic guitarist, has been "transporting audiences to alternate dimensions" for over 10 years in the Pacific Northwest. His performances have been described as a "magical and ethereal" experience. Echo Elysium is influenced by a wide range of genres from rhythm and blues to Prince and Pink Floyd to southern gospel. Most recently, Echo Elysium released a record, "Trouble Water," an unapologetic journey through his personal life experiences via the diverse sounds of soul, blues, and rock. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

20 Brewery Live Music. The Monarch Mountain Band performs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St. 208-304-8924

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! Pamela Jean is going to open the evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., before Devon Wade hits the stage from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Wade is an independent country music artist from Sandpoint with a strong love for what country music has always been, songs about real life. With a powerful and magnetic voice, Jean gracefully elicits the emotion that her songwriting and storytelling creates. Free and open to the public; ages 21-plus. Non-smoking, fun and games environment.

20 Water Summit with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper's 10th anniversary event - the Water Summit - features speakers involved in high tech, emerging water sciences, and is held at 6 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. The keynote speaker is Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., an environmental attorney, author, activist, clean technology entrepreneur, and radio host. He is an Irish American, son of New York senator and former attorney general Robert F. Kennedy, and the nephew of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy serves as senior attorney and president of Waterkeeper Alliance, a nonprofit focused on grassroots efforts to preserve and protect waterways worldwide. Learn more about the event on the LPOW website. Tickets are $35 at the door, Eve's Leaves, LPOW's office on the Cedar Street Bridge at 334 N. First, Ste. 209, or online at Panida.org.

20 Live Music at the 219. The B Radicals perform from 9 p.m. to midnight at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave. B Radicals, an experimental rock group from Spokane, creatively push their musicality in live settings. Using spontaneous improvisational pieces and metaphysically inspired lyrics, the B Rads create danceable beats and colorful music to inspire the creative joy we all bring into this life.  Late night food from Shilla food truck. Free and open to the public, 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 Grand Opening of Pine Street Woods. Kaniksu Land Trust invites the community to join them for the grand opening of Pine Street Woods, with events held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daylong activities include guided hikes, mountain bike rides and walks, a doctor-led walk, yoga, educational activities for kids, and more. All events will be held at Pine Street Woods - which is accessible from West Pine Street via an access road approximately 1/4 mile past the end of the pavement. Please be aware that for the safety of all, the access road is currently closed but there is a sign on the gate. If you would like to begin exploring trails, access is available from Greta's Segway and Little John Trail. Click to view more information and a schedule of activities.

21-22 Panhandle Preparedness Expo. Bonner County Fairgrounds hosts the 4th annual Preparedness Expo, featuring two full days of speakers, vendors and food, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join this event for keynote speakers John Jacob Schmidt of AmRRON, Glen Tate, author of the "299 Day" series, and Shelby Gallagher, author of The Divide (A Great State Book 1). Join the many vendors carrying products related to the expo. 4-H will be serving food along with Shilla Korean BBQ food truck. Learn more on the event's Facebook page or PanhandlePrep.org. Admission to the event is $2 with a food donation, $3 without; or $5 for the weekend pass.

21 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop artisan wares, fresh produce, and more at the Sandpoint Farmers Market, held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Farmin Park. Plus enjoy live music on the pavilion stage featuring Kathy Colton and the Reluctants. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. *Repeats every Saturday.

21-22 Pend Oreille Harvest Festival. Just six miles north of Newport, Wash., the fourth annual Pend Oreille Harvest Festival is an easy-to-find, family-friendly, and free entertainment option for an early fall weekend. Enjoy delicious food and yummy desserts while perusing one-of-a-kind arts and crafts vendor booths, show locally grown produce, plus there will be stage performances, live music, demonstrations and more. The outdoor festival is located at the Indian Creek Community Forest, 1802 Indian Creek Rd. in Newport. A former horse ranch, the Forest now houses the Kalispel Tribe's native tree nursery and several other developing projects to benefit the community. Guided tours will be available. Get more event info on the event's Facebook page. For vendor information, visit the PORTA website or call 844-767-8287. 

21 Boobs 'n' Beer 5k Fun Run. Matchwood Brewing Company, 513 Oak St., hosts the Boobs 'n' Beer 5k Fun Run, featuring live music with Coeur d'Alene's favorite band The Powers. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the fun run begins at 11 a.m. Brats and beers are served beginning at 11 a.m., with live music from noon to 3 p.m. There will also be a Kids Zone with a bounce house and face painting.

21 Ain't No Mountain High Enough Hiking Tour. Feelin' Groovy Tours hosts an Ain't No Mountain High Enough Hiking Tour from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Explore the great outdoors at Mineral Point Trail #82, which is a 2.1-mile, one-way trip that finishes at Green Bay Campground and beach. The outing includes transportation in a vintage VW bus, lunch, beverages and dessert. Book online or call 833-247-6689. *Repeats every Saturday.

21 3G Tour. Explore spectacular parts of the lake while seeing a variety of birdlife, private coves, towering cliffs, the islands of Hope and even mountain goats on the 3G Tour aboard the Shawnodese. Camera and binoculars are a must! Optional lunch available. Departs Kramer Marina in East Hope at noon. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253 

21 Mugs & Music. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay, hosts live music from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 208-263-9222

21 Oktoberfest in Hope with Devon Wade. Hope's 7th Annual Oktoberfest starts at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, and admission is free! Listen to live music by Devon Wade, plus available for purchase is a homemade braut meal, beer on tap, plus wine and other beverages. Enter the raffle for a load of firewood, a weekend at The Seasons, and lots more! All proceeds benefit the Memorial Community Center programs including the Hope Preschool. For more information, call the MCC office at 208-264-5481.

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

21 Winery Live Music. The Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Justin Lantrip who will perform his original music as well as favorite indie and alternative songs. His soulful sound is the perfect accompaniment to a glass of Saturday Night Pinot Gris. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

21 Pub Music. Eichardt's Pub hosts live music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with Bright Moments Jazz. Free and open to the public.

21 Live Music at the 219. The Donnie Emerson and Nancy Sophia Band perform from 9 p.m. to midnight at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave. Emerson, a musician, producer, singer and songwriter whose music has been heard worldwide and featured in multiple films, had a hit single "Baby" that was covered by Ariel Pink, and was described by Jimmy Fallon as "the song that's so cool ... it's a great jam." Late night food from Shilla food truck. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

22 Here Comes The Sun Tour. Feelin' Groovy Tours hosts a Here Comes The Sun tour - the perfect way to experience something new on a Sunday morning from 9 a.m. until noon. Enjoy a refreshing juice and smoothie tasting at City Beach Organics and a delicious Sunday Brunch by the lake at the Floating Restaurant in Hope with informative, enlightening and entertaining commentary along the way. Great food, great scenery and great times in a vintage VW bus. Book online or call 833-247-6689.

22 Piano Sunday with Peter Lucht. Join Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., for a Sunday afternoon of live piano music and a glass of Petit Sirah 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.

22 Service Industry Night. Matchwood Brewing Company, 513 Oak St., hosts the first Service Industry Night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. featuring DJ Back of House (aka DJ Maxwell Houce). This is a special two-hour event in honor of any of Sandpoint's service industry workers. All service industry members who attend will receive discounted beers starting at 8 p.m. Not a member of the service industry but thankful for their work? Come buy your favorite local server, chef, or bartender a beer and say "thanks for the hard work all summer!"

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

24 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.

25 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop artisan wares, fresh produce, and more at the Sandpoint Farmers Market, held from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Farmin Park. Plus enjoy live music on the pavilion stage featuring Desiree Aguirre. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. *Repeats every Wednesday.

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. 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 Tom Duebendorfer, who entertain with great Blues, Folk, Gospel and Jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; 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 Beer Release and Hoptoberfest Kickoff Party. Join the fun evening at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., for the Wet Hop Beer Release and Hoptoberfest Kickoff Party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event features Hopstoberfest glassware, the Wet Hop IPA beer release, and the fall taster tray. The big game will be on and MickDuff's will be serving Second Avenue Pizza, as well. Free and open to the public. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

26 Live Trivia. 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.

26-29 Manhattan Short Film Festival. Come to the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., to view the final ten selections for the Manhattan Short Film Festival, and cast your ballot to award best film and best actor. View showtimes and festival information on the Sandpoint Movies page.

27-29 Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta. The Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association hosts the 9th annual regatta when rowing clubs from the Northwest and Canada gather at The Mudhole in Priest River to compete in a 1.7K headrace and a 1K stake race. A great event for racers and spectators alike! PORPA.org.

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

27 Winery Live Music. The Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Bridges Home, performing Americana, Celtic roots, and original songs. Bridges Home is a dynmanic trio of musicians who always draw a crowd! Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

27 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with Red Blend, an artistical blend of soul, pop, blues with a great bouquet of partytime fun featuring Meg Turner, Chris Lynch and Brian Jacobs. Three longtime truly "crushing it" performers of Sandpoint team up to put the best spin in your party ... see you on the dance floor! They go on at 7 p.m. together, and Chris and Brian will be taking turns opening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free and open to ages 21-plus. Non-smoking, fun and games environment.

27 Live Music at the 219. It's funk time as Right Front Burner performs at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., from 9 p.m. to midnight. 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! Late night food from Shilla food truck. Free and open to the public. 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 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop artisan wares, fresh produce, and more at the Sandpoint Farmers Market, held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Farmin Park. Plus enjoy live music on the pavilion stage featuring Ponderay Paradox. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. *Repeats every Saturday.

28 Holistic Fair. Inquire Within, 516 Oak St., hosts a Holistic Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring intuitive readers, tarot reading, animal communication, astrology, palm reading numerology, Royal Rife Technology and more. Cost is $20 for a 15-minute reading. InquireWithinSandpoint.com. 208-255-7903

28 3G Tour. Explore spectacular parts of the lake while seeing a variety of birdlife, private coves, towering cliffs, the islands of Hope and even mountain goats on the 3G Tour aboard the Shawnodese. Camera and binoculars are a must! Optional lunch available. Departs Kramer Marina in East Hope at noon. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253 

28 Hoptoberfest. The 5th annual Hoptoberfest is on the books at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., from 11 a.m. 'til 11 p.m. New this year are two fall seasonal taster trays featuring Wet Hop beers, plus fall festive beers like Pumpkin and Fall Festbier. Live music starts at 2:30 p.m. with Sandpoint's DIGaddie playing their original blend of blues-jazz psychedelic rock, and ends the night with the ever-so-talented Brandon Kelty Trio from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. It will be a day of fun and games with cornhole, hammerschlagen, and more! Free and open to ages 21-plus only after 7 p.m. Non-smoking, fun and games environment.

28 SHS Model United Nations International Celebration and Fundraiser. Matchwood Brewing Company, 513 Oak St., hosts the 13th annual SHS Model U.N. International Celebration and Fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come enjoy food and drinks at Matchwood Brewing Company, and $1 per beverage sold during the event will be donated to SHSMUN. Enjoy global décor and a fabulous silent auction to support Sandpoint High School students for participation in the annual National High School Model United Nations conference in NYC.

28 Winery Live Music. The Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Mike Wagoner and Utah John - the perfect local musical duo who packs the house and will be performing folk, Americana, and rock music. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

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

28 Celebrate National Ballroom Dance Week. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. The fun begins at 7 p.m. with a one-hour foxtrot lesson taught by professional instructors. Following the lesson will be general dancing to a DJ until 10 p.m. Also included will be refreshments, door prizes, mixers, and a drawing for a free private dance lesson. Cost is $9 adult, $5 teen. USA Dance events are alcohol and tobacco free. For information call 208-699-0421 or visit USADanceSandpoint.org.

28 Live Music at the 219. Crooked Tooth performs from 9 p.m. 'til midnight at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave. Singer and songwriter Kevin Garrett brings his unpretentious, emotionally honest songs that draw equally from his deep love of soaring rock 'n' roll, acoustic music, and soulful songcraft to the Niner. Late night food from Shilla food truck. Free and open to the public. Ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

29 Jaegermeister Master Hunter Rifle Challenge. Grab your hunting rifle and a couple of boxes of shells to test, hone, and prove your shooting skills at the 3rd Annual Jaegermeister Master Hunter Rifle Challenge. This is a fun shooting match with life-sized big game targets set in different scenarios. Sign in begins at 7:30; mandatory meeting at 8:30 a.m., at the Fernan Rod and Gun Club Range in Coeur d'Alene. Cost is $20 adults, $5 shooters under 18 (must have guardian present). Contact Tim for more information via email [email protected] or call 208-755-7075.

29 Piano Sunday with Dwayne Parsons. Join Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., for Piano Sunday with Dwayne Parsons from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Parsons plays our concert grand piano in a most unique way - he doesn't read sheet music and is a self-taught, free-form pianist who creates music as he plays! Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

30 Owen Benjamin Date Night Comedy Show. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the Owen Benjamin Date Night Comedy Show at 7 p.m. Benjamin is a classically trained pianist and comedian, famous for "The House Bunny" and "Jack and Jill." He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon, toured with Vince Vaughn's "Wild West" comedy show, and has had two stand-up specials on Comedy Central, among many other appearances. Show is rated R for ages 21-plus. Tickets are $20 at the door, or purchase online in advance at Panida.org or HugePianist.com.

Here is what's coming up in October!

Weekends in October - Scarywood. Silverwood Theme Park transforms into Scarywood, weekend evenings in October. SilverwoodThemePark.com

1 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.

2 Walk to School Day. Lake Pend Oreille School District Safe Routes to School invites local families to join students for Walk to School Day starting at 7:15 a.m. Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and biking, and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, and concern for the environment. This event builds connections between families, schools, and the broader community. There will be walking groups from Bonner County Administration Building, the Sandpoint Library, and Brittany Loop Trail. For more information, contact [email protected]. Learn more about Walk to School Day at WalkBikeToSchool.org.

4-20 Hickey Farms 4th Annual Scarecrow Contest. Create a scarecrow which represents your business, your group or your individual creativity. Entry form with specifications and details will be provided by contacting American Heritage Wildlife Foundation. $10 entry entitles your scarecrow to be seen by hundreds of patrons each week! Contest will run for the first three weekends in October.

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

5 Samantha Carston at the Brewery. Samantha Carston won't be singing for her supper, she'll be singing to support local wildlife at Matchwood Brewing. American Heritage Wildlife Foundation is honored to have such community support. You can help our wild native neighbors by enjoying a great meal, beverage and listening to an amazing local talent!

6 Blessing of the Hunters. Cover all your bases this year by attending the 2nd Annual Blessing of the Hunters at 11:30 a.m. at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on Pine Street (across from the Litehouse YMCA). The service is a short 15 minutes on the front lawn, and you will get to see Pastor Steve Heinsen preach from his tree stand! Come and receive your blessing for a safe and successful hunt this year. No collection will be taken, and all hunters are welcome. 208-305-0945

11 Sugarhill Gang and the Furious 5. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts a concert with The Sugarhill Gang - hip hop's first superstars and pioneers. The Sugarhill Gang made history in 1979 with their debut 12" rap single "Rappers Delight" - which was the first commercial rap record ever made and later went on to become the largest selling 12" single of all time. They were the first rap group to tour throughout the world and to appear on national TV shows such as American Bandstand and Soul Train. Come funky and fresh, and ready to see history slap you in the face! Doors open at 5 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. Purchase tickets online.

12 Harvest Fest. Sandpoint Farmers Market closes out the season with entertainment, food booths, activities, displays at Farmin Park. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. 208-597-3355

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.

26 Haunted Hope. Join the fun at Davis Grocery, 620 Wellington Pl. in Hope, for Halloween games, prizes, candy, pumpkin decorating, face painting and more from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Family friendly, fun and free. It'll be spooktacular!

Here is what's happening in November!

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.

9 Holiday Market. Sandpoint Farmers Market hosts their annual Holiday Market in the Bonner Mall. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

16-17 Bonner County Fairgrounds Christmas Fair. Enjoy two days of festive holiday fun shopping for artisan crafts, visiting with Santa, food, and more at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Rd. BonnerCountyFair.com.

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