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Events happening in Sandpoint

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

18 Festival at Sandpoint Art Unveiling. Fine art poster for the festival unveiled at Dover Bay at 5 p.m. Come see the original artwork by this year’s Festival artist Judy Pederson, plus enjoy complimentary snacks and listen to live music featuring Baregrass. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

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

19 Patio Music. Enjoy live music on the patio at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with solo singer, songwriter and producer Justin Landis. Formerly with Sandpoint bands Tennis and Cedar and Boyer, Justin is a seasoned performer and proficient multi-instrumentalist. He combines the best parts of technology and soul with effected guitar tones combined with thoughtful lyrics. Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

19 Star Wars Night at MakerPoint. Attention all Star War fans and wannabe Jedi Masters! MakerPoint Studios, 1424 N. Boyer Ave., hosts Star Wars Night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come learn how to laser engrave tie fighters, millennium falcons, and x-wing fighters – and then assemble when you are done. Attendees can also expect a visit from Darth Vader! It is going to be a great night for everyone (ages 8 and up). Cost is $19 per person; register at MakerPointStudios.com or call 208-255-4236.j

19 Live Jazz Music. Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Bright Moments Jazz. Come listen to live jazz in a beautiful setting. Free and open to the public2

19 Thursday Night Solo Series. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Kyle Swaffard. As seen withOther White Meat, Coeur d’Alene’s Kyle Swaffard is heading to the Beer Hall for a special Thursday Night Solo Series show! Please put your hands together for this special North Idaho artist! Plus, the Twisted Kilt Black Iron Grill food truck will be onsite with their cornbread waffles. Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.c

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

20 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. Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Dan Dubuque. Come welcome Dan for his first appearance in the tasting room! This guy does it all … Weissenborn slide guitar, ukulele, charango, and electric and acoustic guitar. Don’t miss him! Enjoy Friday night wine specials and a bite to eat, too! Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

20 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar, 334 N. First Ave., hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Meg Turner and Chris Lynch.

20 Beer Hall Live Music. Harold’s IGA performs at MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for a fun night of live music, cheers and beers! Harold’s IGA was a grocery store that the poor people went to. It was bulldozed to the ground. Now it’s an indie rock band with an ever-changing cast of characters. They play a ton of originals from their three albums. Mandala Pizza food truck will be onsite serving up their wood-fired pizza. Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

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

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

21 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop for locally grown produce, artisan wares, and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Farmin Park, corner of Third and Main. Enjoy live music featuring Doug and Marty. SandpointFarmersMarket.con

21 Summer Slide & Slam Cornhole Tournament. Celebrate summer with one of the best tailgating games around, cornhole! Cornhole kings and queens take to MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., for the first-ever Blind Draw Cornhole Tournament! Four regulation courts will be set up to test tossin’ abilities in a double elimination tournament! Enter as a single and let fate decide your partner in a blind draw ceremony at 12:45 p.m. Cost is $10/person; all registration fees will be paid out as cash prizes and MickDuff’s will match the pot up to $100 in gift cards. Register by calling 208-209-6700or drop in days before or day of at 11 a.m. Registration ends at 12:30 p.m., draw at 12:45 p.m., first toss at 1 p.m. 21 years of age event only. MickDuffs.com.

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

21 Junior Ranger Program: Fun with Frogs. Round Lake State Park, 1880 E. Dufort Rd. in Sagle, hosts a Junior Ranger program for kids ages 6 to 12 every Saturday at 3 p.m. This week’s program is Fun with Frogs – learn that frogs breathe through their skin, and more! Starts at the amphitheater; free and open to the public.

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

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

21 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Patrice Webb and Doug Bond.

21 Winery Live Music. Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with David Walsh. He’s a local favorite, so come grab a glass of the Friday night wine special, a bite to eat, and listen to his smooth Latin guitar and enticing lyrics! Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

21 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with Chris Molitor. Spokane’s talented musician is headed north for his first Sandpoint showcase, fresh off his 2017 Bartlett Award for Best Local Singer-Songwriter. Hear his new album, The Dawn and Dusk EP. Plus the Mandala Pizza food truck will be onsite serving up wood-fired pizza. Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

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

22 8th Annual 6-Pack Alleycat Ride. Think of this as a scavenger hunt on your bicycle. Any bicycle can be entered. Plan to ride 12 to 15 miles. Swag and prizes for 1st, 2nd and DFL at the After-Party. Registration is $15 and all proceeds benefit the Sandpoint Marine Corps League. Registration begins at 1 p.m. at Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair. 208-255-4496

— Here’s what’s coming up this week through Sunday, July 29 —

23 Monday Hike with a Master Naturalist. Every Monday morning at 9:30 a.m., a Master Naturalist will lead a hike at Round Lake State Park, 1880 E. Dufort Rd. in Sagle. The hike topic varies depending on the interest of the participants. Starts at the amphitheater; free and open to all. *Held every Monday in July.

24 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart’s content, or just enjoy the show! Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

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

25 Live Jazz. Beet and Basil, 105 S. First Ave., hosts cool jazz outside from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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 Live Jazz Music. Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Bright Moments Jazz. Come listen to live jazz in a beautiful setting. Free and open to the public. 208-263-9687

26 Beer Hall Live Music. Daniel Mills of Son of Brad is headed north and playing his original tunes at MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This Coeur d’Alene native just put together a new album and is touring the Inland Northwest, sharing his music and creating fans at every stop. Plus, the Mandala Pizza food truck will be onsite serving up wood-fired pizza. Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

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

27 Winery Live Music. Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Jake Robin who jives the original acoustic rock sounds with pop culture lyrical charisma. Come grab a glass of the Friday night wine special and enjoy! 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 BareGrass.

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

27 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with Brian Jacobs and Chris Lynch from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. They are a fun duo with a great sound, and will have you on the dance floor! Come by to hear them, grab some pints, play some games and enjoy! Plus, the Edelwagen food truck will be onsite with their handcrafted sausages. Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

27 Live Jazz Music. Eichardt’s Pub, 212 Cedar St., hosts live music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with Bright Moments Jazz. Free and open to the public. 208-263-9687

27 Round Lake Evening Program: Wild Edibles. Round Lake State Park, 1880 E. Dufort Rd. in Sagle, hosts a Junior Ranger program at 7:30 p.m. called Wild Edibles. Starts at the amphitheater; free and open to the public. All ages encouraged!

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

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

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

28 Crazy Days. Downtown Sandpoint merchants offer big deals during this annual sidewalk sale.

28 Annual Pancake Breakfast in Hope. Join the firefighters at Sam Owen Fire District for a tasty breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, and biscuits and gravy from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Sam Owen Fire Station #1, located on Highway 200 and Peninsula Road in Hope. After breakfast, enjoy a tour of the station and let the kids’ imaginations become realities as they sit in a fire truck and try on firefighter equipment. There will be books and Junior Firefighter hats for the kids. Meet your friends and neighbors and start the day off right! Cost is $5 per person. 208-264-5745

28 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop for locally grown produce, artisan wares, and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Farmin Park, corner of Third and Main. Enjoy live music featuring Folk Remedy. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

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

28 Junior Ranger Program: What Bugs Me. Round Lake State Park, 1880 E. Dufort Rd. in Sagle, hosts a Junior Ranger program for kids ages 6 to 12 every Saturday at 3 p.m. This week’s program is What Bugs Me – learn why we need insects. Starts at the amphitheater; free and open to the public.

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

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

28 Winery Live Music. Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Kerry Leigh. His great harmonious voice and cool melodies will have you asking for more! Come grab a glass of the Friday night wine special and wind down! Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

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

28 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts The Groove Black from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. featuring Brandon Watterson on guitar, Jason Stoddard on bass, and KC Carter on percussion. This dynamic longtime Sandpoint local trio is up for the task — the task to make you dance! Plus, the Twisted Kilt Black Iron Grill food truck will be onsite with their cornbread waffles! Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

28 Lesson and Dance. Ponderay Event Center (next to Sandpoint Furniture) hosts a USA Dance event featuring a live band. The evening begins with a Cha-Cha lesson taught by professional instructors at 7 p.m., followed by a dance to live music from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $10 adult, $5 teen. USADanceSandpoint.org. 208-699-0421

28 Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method. Red-hot blues return to Di Luna’s Cafe, 207 Cedar St., with Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method at 7:30 p.m. O’Keary is today’s blues woman, rooted in tradition, but informed by the 21st century. Pulling in influences from zydeco, country, funk, jazz, rockabilly, surf and rock and roll, she and her trio, Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method, bring a searing and joyful performance of today’s blues to audiences across the U.S. and Canada. Tickets for the concert are $15 in advance and $18 on the day of the show. Call 208-263-0846 for tickets and reservations. DiLunas.com.

28 Live Music on the Patio. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. ’til midnight with Richland, Wash.-based reggae inspired band Naughty Pine. Back by popular demand, Naughty Pine mixes irreverent innuendo with a tried-and-true blend of soulful reggae for music that’s about love for your fellow man, life’s struggles, and burning trees. Ages 21 and older; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

29 Bike Road Ride. Join in a bike road ride, heading out from Sandpoint Sports on Highway 95 in Ponderay at 9 a.m. with the Icicle Brewery team from Leavenworth, Wash. All levels of riders are welcome! Meet back at SKåL Taproom from noon to 4 p.m. for a BBQ and Icicle brews! $25 buys a burger or brat and three 12oz. Icicle beers on tap! Skål!

— Here’s what’s coming up this week through Sunday, August 5 —

31 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart’s content, or just enjoy the show! Free and open to the public, ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

Here is what’s coming up in August!

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

2 Thursday Night Solo Series. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Steve Rush from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. gracing the stage for the Thursday Night Solo Series! It’s Rush, his guitar, great tunes and great brews … come on out! Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment.

2 Festival at Sandpoint: Big Head Todd and The Monsters. The Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, kicks off its 36th annual concert series under the stars at Memorial Field with Big Head Todd and The Monsters. This beloved rock band first formed as high school friends in Columbine, Colo., and continued through college and beyond. Their popularity exploded when “Bittersweet” and “Circle” topped the charts, followed by later hits including “Boom Boom” and “Resignation Superman.” Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554, stop by the Festival office at 525 Pine St., or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

3 First Friday with Devon Wade. That’s right, Devon is back at MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for the First Friday of August. Devon is an independent country music artist out of Sandpoint with a strong love for what country music has always been – songs about real life. Edelwagen food truck with their awesome handcrafted sausages and high quality food! Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment.

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

3 Festival at Sandpoint: Amos Lee. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts Amos Lee in concert. With a musical style that encompasses folk, rock and soul, Lee’s association with Norah Jones brought him a national audience leading to hit songs including “Arms of a Woman,” “Sweet Pea,” and, most recently, “Vaporize.” His music has appeared on the soundtracks of numerous TV shows and movies. Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554, stop by the Festival office at 525 Pine St., or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

3 Live Music on the Patio. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Seattle-based reggae performer Adrian Xavier and his band from 9 p.m. to midnight. Xavier, a talented and seasoned performer, has collaborated and played with notable singers and musicians, from original members of Heart, The Wailers and more. His music includes world fusions, elements of folk, warm isles of smooth soul, dub, jazz, even rock and hip-hop, revealing an artist who is an intrepid traveler in the musical as well as geographic sense. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

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

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

4 Museum’s Free First Saturday. The Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts Free First Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy the museum free of charge, sponsored this month by Ruth and Dan Wimberly, and Elizabeth Craven. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

4 Sandpoint Walking Tour. Step back in time with a Walking Tour of historic downtown Sandpoint. Meet at 10 a.m. outside the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. The tour takes about 45 minutes and is free, but donations are welcome! Hosted by the Sandpoint Historic Preservation Commission. For more information, contact Steve at steve@garvanmarketing.com, call 208-265-7296, or e-mail rshea@sandpointidaho.gov.

4 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Molly Starlite and The Sputniks from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. live on the lawn. They’ll play rockabilly tunes with more hooks than your Uncle Dan’s tackle box! They don’t play often so don’t miss a chance to hear their awesome sound. Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment.

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

4 Festival at Sandpoint: ZZ Top. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts a concert with ZZ Top. The iconic blues-inspired rock band known for humorous lyrics laced with double entendre and innuendo … and those beards! … have few peers. Greatest hits include “Give Me All Your Lovin'” and “Sharp Dressed Man.” They have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554, stop by the Festival office at 525 Pine St., or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

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

4 Live Music on the Patio. Enjoy music after the Festival at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., with Coeur d’Alene drumming legend Zach Cooper from 9 a.m. to midnight. Cooper has 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. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

5 Festival at Sandpoint: Family Concert. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts a Family Concert featuring musical fun for the young and young at heart with The Festival Community Orchestra and Studio One Dancers. Favorite pre-concert activities include the Instrument Petting Zoo where kids can try out various instruments, an animal petting zoo, pony rides, clowns, and more. Activities begin when the gates open at 2:30 p.m., and the musical performance starts at 5 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554, stop by the Festival office at 525 Pine St., or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

5 Live Music on the Patio. The 219 Lounge, at 219 N. First Ave., hosts Portland-based Shoring Band from 6 to 9 p.m. Join bicycle riders from Ride Idaho for this rare Sunday evening concert at the Niner with one of Portland’s top indie rock and America bands. Shoring’s music draws heavily from folk and Americana influences, but also from ’60s and ’70s artists such as Dylan, Springsteen and The Doors. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. The Old Tin Can food truck will be on-site serving up burgers and more! 219.bar.

— Here’s what’s coming up this week through Sunday, August 12 —

7 Bonner Mall Seniors Day. Bonner Mall in Ponderay hosts the monthly Seniors Day from 9 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to come walk the Mall, plus there will be a featured speaker or entertainment, free refreshments, games and a drawing. Bring a friend and join the fun — 10 years and counting for this great local event! 208-263-4272* Held on the first Tuesday of the month.

7 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart’s content, or just enjoy the show! Ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

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

8 Swing Street Big Band Concert. Sandpoint Parks and Recreation hosts a free concert featuring the Swing Street Big Band at 6 p.m. featuring Maria Larson. Enjoy big band swing and more — and bring a chair!

8 Sounds of Summer. The Heartwood Center hosts Sounds of Summer, a classical music collaboration with the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, at 7 p.m. This international event features exchange students from the AUKA El Sistema Orchestra in Mexico, as well as visiting German musicians and MCS students. Special performance by guest viola soloist, Mariaya Ksondyzk, from the Boston Conservatory. Light appetizers with international flair will be served; wine available for purchase. Tickets are $10 adult, $5 student; purchase at MCS located at 110 Main St., Evans Brothers Coffee, or at the door.

9 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with Jake Robin from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Robin is a singer, songwriter and producer residing on earth near water. His acoustic live performances fuse levity with the bittersweet, winning your heart and soothing your soul. Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment.

9 Festival at Sandpoint: Greensky Bluegrass. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts Greensky Bluegrass in concert. This five-piece band play their “own version of bluegrass music, mixing the acoustic stomp of a string band with the rule-breaking spirit of rock and roll.” This is BrewFest Night, with tickets available in advance for $10 (includes glass and premium microbrew tastes). BrewFest starts when gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554, stop by the Festival office at 525 Pine St., or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

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

10 Music Beyond Borders Benefit Concert. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the Music Beyond Borders Benefit Concert at 3 p.m. featuring the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint’s International Summer Youth Orchestra conducted by Dr. Philip Baldwin, along with special guests Katelyn and Laurie Shook! All are welcome to attend this festive galactic-themed matinee. Tickets are $5 per person, and half of all ticket sales for the event benefit Uryadi’s Village Orphanage in Ethiopia. Purchase tickets in advance at MCS, 110 Main St., or Evans Brothers Coffee; tickets are also available at the door on the day of the show. 208-265-4444

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

10 Festival at Sandpoint: Sublime with Rome. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts Sublim with Rome in concert. This American ska, punk, and reggae band features original members collaborating with renowned guitarist Rome Ramirez. Often described as reggae-rock, the group performs the hits that made them one of the most successful ska-punk acts of all time including “What I Got” and “Wrong Way.” Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. This concert is a dance show. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554, stop by the Festival office at 525 Pine St., or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

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

10 Live Music on the Patio. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts the Missoula, Mont.-based Power Duo of Smith McKay All Day from 9 p.m. to midnight. This two-man band’s as full as a four-piece, with ex-Gourds songwriter Jimmy Smith and bluesman Pat McKay entertaining the crowd with drum stomping, guitar banging and vocalizing old Gourd, Hard Pans, Slo-Red faves and whatever’s on the Smitty madness menu for the night. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

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

11-12 Arts and Crafts Fair
. Pend Oreille Arts Council’s 46th annual juried art exhibit, the Arts and Crafts Fair, moves to its new downtown location this year. Centered around the Second and Main core, the fair still includes all the favorite features — artists’ booths, the Kaleidoscope Kids’ Booth (a hit with the little ones!), and much more. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

11 Summer Slide & Slam Cornhole Tournament. Celebrate summer with one of the best tailgating games around, cornhole! Cornhole kings and queens take to MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., for the Summer Slide & Slam Cornhole Tournament! Four regulation courts will be set up to test tossin’ abilities in a double elimination tournament! Enter as a single and let fate decide your partner in a blind draw ceremony at 12:45 p.m. Cost is $10/person; all registration fees will be paid out as cash prizes and MickDuff’s will match the pot up to $100 in gift cards. Register by calling 208-209-6700or drop in days before or day of at 11 a.m. Registration ends at 12:30 p.m., draw at 12:45 p.m., first toss at 1 p.m. 21 years of age event only. MickDuffs.com.

11 Live Music on the Lawn. Ladies and gentlemen of North Idaho, MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., is proud to present Ron Greene Live Music on the Lawn from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Put your hands together for this very talented musician! Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment.

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

11 Festival at Sandpoint: Phillip Phillips and Gavin DeGraw. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, hosts Phillip Phillips and Gavin DeGraw in concert. Phillips is an American Idol winner whose jazz, rock, and alternative sound has been heard on the radio, movies and TV with hits including “Home” and “Gone, Gone, Gone.” He’s joined for this double-billed powerhouse pop rock concert by Grammy nominated soul artist Gavin DeGraw, who rose to fame with “I Don’t Want to Be.” Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554, stop by the Festival office at 525 Pine St., or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

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

11 Live Music on the Patio. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Baregrass from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Relax on the patio at the 219 while attending POAC’s Arts and Crafts Fair and enjoy one of Sandpoint’s favorite groups! John Edwards, Luke Levesque, Jared Johnston and Christine Kester entertain with their unique sound of Americana, mixed with a little bluegrass and blues and whatever else is conjured up for the afternoon performance. Later, bring your dancing shoes as the Devon Wade Band performs their country music from 9 p.m. to midnight. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

12 Live Music on the Patio. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts the Sandpoint Jazz Society from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Relax on the patio while attending POAC’s Arts and Craft festival and enjoy one of Sandpoint’s newest and soon-to-be favorite groups. Muffy Nye, Mike Johnson and friends will blow you away with their sultry vocal harmonies, blistering solos and raw, soulful rhythms. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

12 Festival at Sandpoint: Spokane Symphony Orchestra. The 36th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, culminates its season with the Grand Finale starring the Spokane Symphony Orchestra conducted by maestro Gary Sheldon, who will select some of his favorite pieces from his 20 years as principal conductor. Enjoy complimentary “Taste of the Stars” wine tasting and fireworks. Gates open early at 4:30 p.m. for the wine tasting event and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets by calling 208-265-4554, stop by the Festival office at 525 Pine St., or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com.

— Here’s what’s coming up this week through Sunday, August 19 —

14 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart’s content, or just enjoy the show! Ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

15 Amy Obenski: Ethereal Folk Rock Live Looping. Eichardt’s Pub, 212 Cedar St., hosts live music with Amy Obenski at 7 p.m. The singer and songwriter from San Francisco performs with her multi-layered dreamscapes, haunting vocals, and enticing lyrics, all enhanced with Live Looping technology at her feet. Obenski is most known for her song Carousel, airing on the hit TV show Grey’s Anatomy.

16 Open Mic Night at the Beer Hall. Kevin Dorin is excited to 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. at MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St. Come out for a positive environment to share your passion or just come to take it all in! All levels of performers are welcome. The set will be recorded live and artists will have access to the audio. Plus the Twisted Kilt Black Iron Grill food truck with their cornbread waffles will be onsite. Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

16 Live Music on the Patio. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts singer songwriter Leigh Guest, originally from Sacramento Calif., and now touring through the western U.S., from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Playing acoustic guitar, Guest performs a mix of original music and cover material that spans mostly country and singer-songwriter artists. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

17 Rock Creek Alliance Annual Party and Fundraiser. The Rock Creek Alliance holds it annual party and fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Evans Brothers Coffee, 524 Church St. The event includes an update on the RCA’s efforts to protect Lake Pend Oreille, and the premier showing of a film by guest speaker and staff scientist Guy Archibald with Southeast Alaska Conservation Council. ‘Irreparable Harm’ chronicles the fight by native Tlingit people to protect the vibrant coastline of Southeast Alaska from the mining contamination caused by Hecla’s Greens Creek mine.  Enjoy live music with the BareGrass Band, plus a silent auction featuring locally donated and crafted items. Wine, beer, and snacks available, and the Soul Picnic food truck will be onsite. Free and open to the public.

17 Beer Hall Live Music. Devon Wade performs at MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Devon is an independent country music artist out of Sandpoint with a strong love for what country music has always been – songs about real life. Edelwagen food truck with their awesome handcrafted sausages and high quality food! Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

17 A Night of Comedy: Gabriel Rutledge. The Panida’s Little Theater on First Avenue hosts A Night of Comedy with Gabriel Rutledge at 7:30 p.m. A past winner of both the Seattle International Comedy Competition and The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, Rutledge has made television appearances on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Nickelodeon’s Nickmom Night Out, Laughs on FOX, and the nationally syndicated Comedy.TV and Comics Unleashed. Show is rated PG-13. View YouTube to learn more. Tickets are $13 at the door, Eichardt’s, Eve’s Leaves, and Panida.org.

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

17 Live Music on the Patio. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with the Marshal McLean and the Holy Rollers Band from 9 p.m. ’til midnight. Don’t miss McLean, a creative force in the Northwest for over a decade, and his indie rock band that carries with it the unique sound that is becoming distinct to this part of the country – a kind of Northwest Americana rock. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

18 Live Music on the Patio. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with Moscow-based Mother Yeti from 9 p.m. to midnight. Making their 219 debut, Mother Yeti will entertain you with rock music influenced by soul, punk, psychedelic country and alternative wave forms. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

— Here’s what’s coming up this week through Sunday, August 26 —

21 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart’s content, or just enjoy the show! Ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

23 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts the Spokane’s Daniel Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. He recently completed his first solo album entitled “Finally” and is a progressive folk and rock original songwriter and guitarist. Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment.

23 Live Music on the Patio. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with Bridges Home, Sandpoint’s popular singer songwriter duo of Dave and Tami Gunter, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Making their 219 debut, they will entertain with Americana, Celtic, roots and many originals. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

24 Beer Hall Live Music. Harold’s IGA performs at MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a fun night of live music, cheers and beers! Harold’s IGA was a grocery store that the poor people went to. It was bulldozed to the ground. Now it’s an indie rock band with an ever-changing cast of characters. They play a ton of originals from their three albums. Edelwagon food truck will be onsite. Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

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

24 Live Music on the Patio. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with Spokane-based Working Spliffs from 9 p.m. ’til midnight. This five-piece band features a horn section, two bass players, versatile guitar work, and harmony vocals. Formed in 1999, Working Spliffs began as a reggae band and has evolved into a group with a horn section that incorporates elements of reggae, ska, blues, R&B, psychedelic rock, and jazz. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

25 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with Browne Salmon Truck from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Comprised of Sandpoint locals Drew Browne on bass, Samantha Carston vocals, and Truck Mills on guitar, this trio plays vintage and contemporary blues, jazz, Latin and more. They don’t play often so don’t miss a chance to hear their awesome sound. Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment.

25 Live Music on the Patio. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. to midnight with Far Out West.  Back at the Niner by popular demand, Portland-based Far Out West brings a unique and energetic brand of funk that features groovy beats and rootsy vocals. The quartet performs a spectrum of sounds; their original songs fuse together soulful folk-inspired lyrics with crunchy instrumental endeavors guided by the stylings of jazz and rock. Ages 21 and older; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

— Here’s what’s coming up this week through Sunday, September 2 —

28 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart’s content, or just enjoy the show! Ages 21-plus; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

30 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin’ good time! Taylor & Sons Chevrolet, 476751 Highway 95 in Ponderay, hosts Yappy Hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages, and fun.

30 Beer Hall Live Music. Daniel Mills of Son of Brad is headed north and playing his original tunes at MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This Coeur d’Alene native just put together a new album and is touring the Inland Northwest, sharing his music and creating fans at every stop. Plus, the Mandala Pizza food truck will be onsite serving up wood-fired pizza. Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

30 Live Music on the Patio. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with Kevin Dorin from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Dorin is a local songwriter and storyteller with music that’s a unique blend of soulful folk and blues. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

31 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with Brian Jacobs and Chris Lynch from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. They are a fun duo with a great sound, and will have you on the dance floor! Come by to hear them, grab some pints, play some games and enjoy! Plus, the Edelwagen food truck will be onsite with their handcrafted sausages. Free and open to the public; non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

31 Live Music on the Patio. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. to midnight with Spokane rock band Fat Lady. If you’re looking for a mild-mannered concert experience, then avoid Fat Lady at all costs! Led by Schuyler Dornbirer, one of Spokane’s premier guitar players, the group’s ’60s rock-inspired originals and covers are far from tepid or trepidatious. This band gets it on and gets down! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

Here is what’s coming up in September!

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

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

1 Museum’s Free First Saturday. The Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts Free First Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy the museum free of charge, sponsored this month by the Co-Op Country Store. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

8 Injectors Car Show. The 19th annual Injectors Car Show from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in downtown Sandpoint features prizes for first, second and third place cars, plus entertainment, music and trivia as well as raffle and silent auction. It’s a great event for the entire family – free and open to the public. Learn more and register at the Sandpoint Injectors Car Club website: SandpointInjectors.com. 208-263-9780

8 Third Annual Northwest Cornhole Classic. The third annual Northwest Cornhole Championship is about to get it on! Cornhole kings and queens will be taking to outdoor court or inside MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., where four regulation courts are set up to test your tossin’ abilities in a double elimination tournament! With two new divisions: the Open Division is for the competitive, advanced players and Social Division for the regular ol’ backyard players looking for fun. Register at 208-209-6700, and stop by in the days before or day of at 11 a.m. Registration ends at 12:30 p.m. and First Toss is at 1 p.m.

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

14 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 great local and regional bands and lively callers. Beginners and singles welcome! $5 suggested donation at the door. *Held on the second Friday of the month.

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

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

22 Hope’s Annual Oktoberfest Celebration. Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts the Annual Oktoberfest Celebration. Devon Wade will be playing music and folks can count on delicious brats and all the fixin’s as well as a great time with friends and neighbors. Make plans to attend! MemorialCommunityCenter.com.

27 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin’ good time! Eichardt’s Pub, 212 Cedar St., hosts Yappy Hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages, and fun.

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

29 Sadie Sicilia in Concert. Local musician Sadie Sicilia returns to the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., for a concert starting at 7 p.m. Learn more on the event’s Facebook page. Tickets are $15 general; $12 student; available at the door, Eichardt’s, Beet & Basil, The Human Connection, SHS and online at Panida.org.

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