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Events in Northern Idaho

Welcome one and all.  Here is a list of events happening in and around Sandpoint in December.

 

In December: Holidays in Sandpoint. Santa Claus will be at the North Pole every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cedar Street Bridge Public Market through Dec. 22.

 

Tuesday nights Trivia Tuesday. at MickDuff's weekly trivia night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 312 N. First

 

Friday, Dec. 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Men's Night Shopping happens at various downtown businesses on

Saturday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Family Day Shopping on  Sponsored by Downtown Sandpoint.

208-255-1876

 

Monday 12-3  Night Blues Jam. The Blues Jam, hosted by Truck Mills, has been an ongoing Sandpoint music

 

 

 

 

Ave. Play solo or with a team. 208-255-4351

 

12-5 Art Opening Reception. Dulce at the Sand Creek Grill, 105 S. First Ave., hosts an opening night

 

reception for "Reflections of the Human Spirit" featuring the works of artist Dianna Shuppel, with Brian

 

Hibbard on the marimba from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. 208-255-5736

 

12-5 Open Mic Night. This weekly open mic for poets, songwriters, comics and performers of all kinds at

 

Downtown Crossing starts around 9 p.m. each Wednesday. 208-265-5080

 

12-5 KPND Ski & Board Party. The rockin' rhythm n' blues station hosts a series of ever-popular parties with music and thousands of dollars' worth of prizes; 5 p.m. at Cedar Street Bridge. 208-263-1685

 

12-6 Sip 'n' Shop. Community Cancer Services hosts a fundraising event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pend Oreille Winery, 220 Cedar St. Event includes a raffle for a complete ski package. 10% percent of all proceeds from the evening will be donated to Community Cancer Services. 208-265-8545

 

12-6 Childbloom Guitar Recital. The Sandpoint Waldorf School hosts an informal recital by the students of the Sandpoint Childbloom Guitar program at 7 p.m. Event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 208-290-2632

 

12-6 Music Lab. Downtown Crossing, 206 N. First Ave., hosts this weekly open jam session for musicians

 

Starting at 8 p.m. every Thursday. All musical styles and instruments welcome. 208-265-5080

 

12-6 Open Deejay Nite. Spin tunes at Synergy during Open Deejay Nite every Thursday. Bring and play

 

anything you please, beginning at 8 p.m. Any music mediums accepted. Live beat matching not required.

 

Open to those 21 and older. No cover charge. 208-255-4412

 

12-6 Holiday Open House. Stage Right Cellars, 302 N. First Ave., hosts a Holiday Open House with Melanie

 

Grace and JFM Jewelry Designs to showcase their new designs and fashions from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 208-265-8116

 

6-7 Cellar Music. John Kelley plays live jazz and blues from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night at Stage Right

 

Cellars, 302 N. First Ave. No cover charge. 208-265-8116

 

6-8 Into the Wild. In this Global Cinema Cafe movie, Sean Penn directs the film adaptation of Jon

 

Krakauer's best-selling book "Into the Wild," based on a true story about a young man who takes a life-altering journey to the Alaskan wilderness. Shows at 7:30 p.m. each night at the Panida Theater; tickets $6 adults, $5 students and seniors.

 

12-7 Art Works Holiday Reception. Art Works Gallery, 214 N. 1st Ave., hosts its 4th annual Holiday

 

Reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with entertainment, appetizers and beverages. This fundraising event for Kaleidoscope is free and open to the public. 208-263-2642

 

12-7 Meet the Maker. Stage Right Cellars, 302 N. First Ave., hosts a "Five-Five-Five" event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring five flights of wine for $5 and hosted by TimberRock Cellars of Post Falls. 208-265-8116

 

7-8 Jazz Club Music. Three Glasses Wine Bar and Restraurant, 202 1/2 First St., hosts live music with the

 

Pend Oreille Jazz Quartet from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night. 208-265-0230

 

8 Schweitzer Holiday Kick-Off. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts its annual Christmas lighting, with

 

Carolers, cookies, hot cocoa and a bonfire starting at 5 p.m. in front of the Selkirk Lodge. See

 

12-8 Holiday Gift Fair and Silent Auction. The Sandpoint Hope Team sponsors a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4

 

p.m. at the Sandpoint Assembly of God Church, 423 North Lincoln. The event offers a free gift, door prizes every 30 minutes, free babysitting and features a silent auction of more than 25 gift baskets, live music and beverages and appetizers. Free admission; event is a fundraiser to help send a mission team back to Uganda, Africa to help those in need. Visit 4thekingdom.net for more information.

208-255-6858 or 208-290-0440

 

12-8 Clark Fork Christmas Bazaar. The women of the LDS, Lutheran and Methodist Churches of Clark Fork

 

Host the annual bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fellowship Hall Methodist Church in Clark Fork, with Homemade foods and crafts and second-time around items suitable for gift giving. All revenue from this popular annual event goes to Christmas Baskets for the Needy and other worthy causes. Admission is free. 208-266-1234

 

12-8 Boys Gymnastic Meet. Funtastics, Inc., 31827 Hwy 200 in Kootenai, hosts the 2007 Shock and Awe Boys Gymnastic Meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

12-8 The Little Christmas Fairy Reading. The Gardenia Center hosts a free story telling of Marilyn

 

Chambers' "The Little Christmas Fairy" by Larry Keith at 2 p.m. 208-263-5915

 

12-9 Holiday Tour of Homes. Bonner General Hospital sponsors the annual tour of homes decorated for the holidays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. all around Sandpoint. Tickets $15, available at Sharon's Hallmark, Eve's

 

Leaves and the Bonner General Hospital switchboard. The Christmas tradition benefits the Healing Garden.

 

 

9 Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon. Di Luna's Cafe hosts the band, A Touch of Jazz, every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 208-263-0846

 

9 Dinner and a Story. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St., and the Storytelling Company present "Dinner and a Story … or two … or three" with Sandy Compton and friends at 5:30 p.m call for reservations. 208-263-0846

 

9 African Children's Choir. First Baptist and New Song Bible Churches sponsor the African Children's

 

Choir at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1230 Michigan Ave. The choir is selected annually from thousands of orphans and disadvantaged children in Africa and delivers a powerful blend of singing, dancing and storytelling. Concert is free, but tickets are necessary due to limited seating. Tickets are available at both church offices. 208-263-3625

 

10 The Art of Human Rights. In celebration of Human Rights Day, the Pend Oreille Arts Council and the Human Rights Task Force host the opening night exhibition for human rights-themed art and literature by Bonner County students in 7th through 12th grade at 5:30 p.m. in the Taylor Parker Motor Company Gallery.

 

Music will be provided by Sandpoint Middle School students. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. 208-255-4410

 

10 Monday Night Blues Jam. The Blues Jam, hosted by Truck Mills, has been an ongoing Sandpoint music tradition for more than 12 years. Weekly at Eichardt's, 212 Cedar Street. Starts at 8 p.m., no cover charge. 208-263-4005

 

 

11-13 Jazz Club Music. Three Glasses Wine Bar and Restraurant, 202 1/2 First St., hosts live music with Bill Reid on piano from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night. 208-265-0230

 

 

12 Sip 'n' Shop. Community Cancer Services hosts a fundraising event and a silent auction from 4 p.m. to

 

7 p.m. at the Pend d'Oreille Winery, 220 Cedar St. 10% percent of all proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Panida Theater. 208-265-8545

 

12 Charter School Performance. Students from the Sandpoint Charter School put on the holiday variety show "Commotia" at 7 p.m. in the Panida Theater. Tickets $5, general admission. Proceeds to benefit the Charter School. 208-255-7771 or 208-263-9191

 

13 Mitten Tree Party. Stage Right Cellars, 302 N. First Ave., hosts a fundraiser for Kinderhaven from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Event will feature holiday treats, hot spiced wine and holiday music. Bring new mittens to hang on the tree for Kinderhaven and non-perishable food to donate to the Food Bank. 208-265-8116

 

13 Josh Hedlund. Local singer-songwriter Josh Hedlund peforms at Dulce in the Sand Creek Grill, 105 S. First Ave., from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. No cover charge. 208-255-5736

 

13 Music Lab. Downtown Crossing, 206 N. First Ave., hosts this weekly open jam session for musicians starting at 8 p.m. every Thursday. All musical styles and instruments welcome. 208-265-5080

 

 

14 A Day for Heather. Schweitzer Mountain Resort offers $10 lift tickets in honor of Heather Gibson. 100% of proceeds donated to Community Cancer Services of Sandpoint. Click here or see Schweitzer.com for more details. 208-263-9555

 

14 Handel's Messiah. The Pend Oreille Chorale and Chamber Orchestra perform inspirational and well-loved classical Christmas music in a 7 p.m. concert at First Baptist Church, 1230 Michigan off Division. Event is free and open to the public. 208-263-0199

 

14 Local Authors Book Signing. The Bonner County Historical Society and Museum, 611 South Ella Ave., hosts an open house and book signing event with a host of local authors from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Authors include Marianne Love, Jack Nisbet, Sandy Compton, Paul Rechnitzer, Nancy Owens-Barnes, Bob Hamilton,

 

Virginia Overland and mapmaker Sylvie White. Refreshments will be served. The Century Communities Photo Exhibit will also be on display. 208-263-2344

 

14 Jazz Northwest Christmas Concert. The Panida Theater hosts the Jazz Northwest Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Benefits the Angels Over Sandpoint. 208-263-9191

 

14-15 Cellar Music. John Kelley plays live jazz and blues from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Stage Right Cellars, 302 N. First Ave. No cover charge. 208-265-8116

 

14-15 Chris Webster Dinner Concert. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St., hosts singer-songwriter Chris Webster in concert at 7:30 p.m. each night, with dinner served before the show. Beth Pederson and Bruce Bishop

 

join the Mumbo Gumbo lead singer onstage. Tickets $20 in advance and $24 at the door. For more about this artist visit ChrisWebsterMusic.com. 208-263-0846

 

14-15 Jazz Club Music. Three Glasses Wine Bar and Restraurant, 202 1/2 First St., hosts live music with the Pend Oreille Jazz Quartet from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night. 208-265-023015 Art 4 Peace Closing Party. Stage Right Cellars, 302 N. First Ave., hosts a closing party  from 4:30

 

p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the Art 4 Peace exhibit featuring the art of John Kelley, Karen Silva, Rob Goldworm and Megan Riffe. 208-265-8116

 

15 The Jazzy Nutcracker. Studio One Dance Academy performs the Jazzy Nutcracker in a 7 p.m. show at the Panida Theater. 208-263-9191

 

16 Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon. Di Luna's Cafe hosts the band, A Touch of Jazz, every Sunday from 2 p.m.

 

to 4 p.m. 208-263-0846

 

16 Handel's Messiah. The Pend Oreille Chorale and Chamber Orchestra perform inspirational and well-loved

 

classical Christmas music in a 3 p.m. concert at First Lutheran Church, 526 S. Olive Ave. Event is free and open to the public. 208-263-0199

 

17 Monday Night Blues Jam. The Blues Jam, hosted by Truck Mills, has been an ongoing Sandpoint music tradition for more than 12 years. Weekly at Eichardt's, 212 Cedar Street. Starts at 8 p.m., no cover charge. 208-263-4005

 

18 Trivia Tuesday. Test your knowledge and win prizes at MickDuff's weekly trivia night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 312 N. First Ave. Play solo or with a team. 208-255-4351

 

18 Danceworks Christmas Show. Danceworks performers put on their annual Christmas Show; 7 p.m. at the Panida Theater. 208-263-9191

 

18-20 Jazz Club Music. Three Glasses Wine Bar and Restraurant, 202 1/2 First St., hosts live music with Bill Reid on piano from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night. 208-265-0230

 

19 Five Minutes of Fame. Join other blossoming or seasoned poets, musicians and songbirds for monthly open mic night at Cafe Bodega in Foster's Crossing, with this month's event followed by special "Potluck

 

Dessert Party." Attendees are encouraged to bring a dessert to share after the readings. Sign up to perform from 6:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Show begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. No cover charge and open to all ages. Five Minutes of Fame happens the third Wednesday of each month. 208-263-5911

 

19 KPND Ski & Board Party. The rockin' rhythm n' blues station hosts a series of ever-popular parties with music and thousands of dollars' worth of prizes; 5 p.m. at Craggy Range Bar & Grill. 208-265-3551

 

19 Comedy Night. Stage Right Cellars, 302 N. 1st Ave., hosts comedian Morgan Preston in an 8 p.m. show. Preston has headlined in Las Vegas, Seattle, L.A. and music festivals in New York, is one of the producers and performers in "The Kings of Vegas" and is the host for The Bite of Seattle. Cost $10 per person; reservations required. 208-265-8116

 

20 Brian Hibbard. Local musician Brian Hibbard performs on piano at the Sand Creek Grill, 105 S. First Ave., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. No cover charge. 208-255-5736

 

20 Music Lab. Downtown Crossing, 206 N. First Ave., hosts this weekly open jam session for musicians starting at 8 p.m. every Thursday. All musical styles and instruments welcome. 208-265-5080

 

20 Open DeeJay Nite. Spin tunes at Synergy during Open DeeJay Nite every Thursday. Bring and play anything you please, beginning at 8 p.m. Any music mediums accepted. Live beat matching not required. Open to those 21 and older. No cover charge. 208-255-4412

 

21 Art Reception. Stage Right Cellars, 302 N. 1st Ave., hosts an opening night art reception for photographer Do Verdier from her series "Alleys of Sandpoint" from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Click here for more details. 208-265-8116

 

21 Cellar Music. Mike Strain plays live fun and folksy tunes from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Stage Right Cellars, 302 N. First Ave. No cover charge. 208-265-8116

 

21 Shot in the Dark Rail Jam #1. The first in a series of three nighttime rail jams right in Schweitzer Village. Skiers and snowboarders test their skills on custom rails. See Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

 

21-22 Miracle on 34th Street. The Panida Theater's next Global Cinema Cafe features a showing of the 1947 classic holiday film about a man who claims to be the real Santa Claus. Shows at 7 p.m. both nights; tickets $6 adults, $5 students and seniors. Sponsored in part by Schweitzer Lakedance International Film Festival. See the Movies page for reviews and ratings. 208-263-9191

 

21-22 Jazz Club Music. Three Glasses Wine Bar and Restraurant, 202 1/2 First St., hosts live music with the Pend Oreille Jazz Quartet from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night. 208-265-0230

 

22 Deck the Halls Party. Stage Right Cellars, 302 N. First Ave., hosts a wine and cheese party with designers Martin and Christopher from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to pick their brains for decorating ideas. 208-265-8116

 

23 Christmas Musical Celebration. The Gardenia Center hosts a special Christmas concert with local musicians starting at 10 a.m. followed by a potluck. Volunteers needed; sign-up sheets on the bulletin

board downstairs. 208-265-4450

 

23 Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon. Di Luna's Cafe hosts the band, A Touch of Jazz, every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 208-263-0846

 

24 Santa's Traditional Schweitzer Visit. Santa hits the slopes at Schweitzer Mountain Resort and then stops off at the Selkirk Lodge in the afternoon to make sure all the wish lists are in. See Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

 

24 Kurt Kondratko. Kurt Kondratko plays piano from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. during a special Christmas Eve Dinner at the Sand Creek Grill, 105 S. First Ave. No cover charge. 208-255-5736

 

 

26-27 Jazz Club Music. Three Glasses Wine Bar and Restraurant, 202 1/2 First St., hosts live music with Bill Reid on piano from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night. 208-265-0230

 

27 Music Lab. Downtown Crossing, 206 N. First Ave., hosts this weekly open jam session for musicians starting at 8 p.m. every Thursday. All musical styles and instruments welcome. 208-265-5080

 

 

28 Jazz Club Music. Three Glasses Wine Bar and Restraurant, 202 1/2 First St., hosts live music with Maria Larson and A Touch Of Jazz from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 208-265-0230

 

29 Jazz Club Music. Three Glasses Wine Bar and Restraurant, 202 1/2 First St., hosts live music with the

 

Pend Oreille Jazz Quartet from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 208-265-0230

 

30 Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon. Di Luna's Cafe hosts the band, A Touch of Jazz, every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 208-263-0846

 

31 Monday Night Blues Jam. The Blues Jam, hosted by Truck Mills, has been an ongoing Sandpoint music tradition for more than 12 years. Weekly at Eichardt's, 212 Cedar Street. Starts at 8 p.m., no cover charge. 208-263-4005

 

31 New Year's Eve. Schweitzer hosts parties to usher in the New Year at Taps and the Chimney Rock Grill. See Schweitzer.com. In town, the Angels Over Sandpoint bring back their New Year's Bash "The Semi Normal Semi-Formal" at the Cedar Street Bridge, with music by Carl Rey and the Blue Gators, a silent auction, a dessert bar, refreshments and more. Tickets $25; doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. 208-263-9555 or 208-266-0503

 

31 Jazz Club Music. Three Glasses Wine Bar and Restraurant, 202 1/2 First St., hosts live music on New Year's Eve with Larry Mooney on jazz guitar from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Pend Oreille Jazz Quartet featuring vocalist Joni Dirks and Ron Keiper on alto saxophone from 8 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. 208-265-0230

 

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