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Grant Programs

 

Each year the Selkirk Association of Realtors holds fundraisers for their grant application and scholarship programs.  Please show your support for these wonderful functions.  If you know of a group that could benefit from the SAR grant program be sure to fill out and application in 2009. 

 

The 2008 grant recipients were:

 

City of Clark Fork Non-profit Service Organization – Reconstruct baseball diamond, consession and bleacher/dugout repairs

Hope/Clark Fork Food Bank – Facility maintenance

Community Cancer Services – Funds for adjacent space for clients with shut off utilities

Disabled American Veterans, Chapter #15 – Funds towards van replacement

Sandpoint Teen Council – “Bags of Love” for children affected by meth

Transitions in Progress Services (Formerly BC Homeless Task Force) – Lawn tractor / snow blower funds

City of Sandpoint Parks and Recreation – Sports Program Scholarships

Lost in the 50’s – Traffic control for parade

Love, Inc. – Provide new shoes for children in need

North Idaho Area Agency on Aging – Snacks for Bonner Adult Day Center

Panhandle Special Needs – Funds towards renovating Life Skills portion of building

Veterans of Foreign Wars – Funds for furniture replacement and addition of insullation

W. Bonner County Food Bank (Priest River) – Conveyor / roller

Free Classifieds for Sandpoint Idaho

There is a new online classified ad site for North Idaho. http://www.sandpointlisting.com It centers around Sandpoint, but anyone from Sagle, Clark Fork, Hope, Laclede, Bonners Ferry, Naples, Priest River, Priest Lake, CDA and Northern Washington and Montana are welcome to post. While craigs list in Spokane and the Nicklesworth in CDA have been great, We have needed a free ad system for North Idaho for a long time.

Listings and Refis

Lately I have had several home sellers who wish to refinance their homes but are being told that their homes can not be listed for sale. The time frame that the homes need to be on the market has varied between 3 to 6 months. Needless to say this has been disheartning to many homeowners that need to sell. I have made a ton of calls and so far have 2 companies that will refinance homes while they are on the market. If you wind up with clients in this predicament, have them check with Countrywide and Met life are both willing to refinance mortgages for homeowners that want to continue marketing their properties.

nationwide financial leads. Scam or legit

Hi,

I was contacted by Nationwide Financial services with a buyer referral program.  I am trying to figure out if they are legitimate or just another lead generation scam.  If you have dealt with this company I would appreciate hearing about your experiences.  Any advice you have to share is very welcome .

Thanks in advance,

Rain

The Wolves Within

An old Grandfather, whose grandson came to him with anger at a schoolmate who had done him an injustice, said, “Let me tell you a story. I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times.”

He continued, “It is as if there are two wolves inside me; one is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way.”

“But the other wolf, ah! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit.”

The boy looked intently into his Grandfather’s eye and asked, “Which one wins, Grandfather?”

The Grandfather solemnly said, “The one I feed.”

National Geographic Idaho’s Last Stand

http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/2008/08/weekend-getaways/sandpoint-idaho-text

Idaho’s Last Stand

Lakefront living in a tight-knit mountain retreat.

Text by Sarah Tuff

The only drawback to life in an idyllic adventure haven is that, inevitably, some glossy magazine comes through town and blows its cover. But we wager to say that, given the local character, quiet Sandpoint (pop. 8,100) will continue to fight off land rushes and unsightly sprawl. Anchored in Idaho’s wild panhandle between 40-mile-long Lake Pend Oreille (pon-duh-ray) and the 8,000-foot Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains, Sandpoint today is much as it was 20 years ago, when civic-minded residents made a stand and saved the mission-style Panida Theater in the waterfront city center from demolition. These days, foreign films at the Panida, back-alley canine keg-pulls behind the brewpub, and a summertime bluegrass festival keep the town buzzing. “I scoured the West for an affordable place that was surrounded by untapped trails and had a strong sense of community,” says mountain biker and spa owner Suzanne Kaplan. “That’s exactly what I found in Sandpoint.”

Ninety minutes northeast of Spokane, Washington, Sandpoint sits among 470,000 acres of national forest, which fed a thriving timber industry from the late 1800s until the 1980s. Locals today are more likely to be cutting work short to ride the lifts on Schweitzer Mountain’s 2,900 acres of skiable terrain, given over in warmer months to prime singletrack. Or they’re swinging through the twice-weekly farmers market before sailing, fishing, or paddling Pend Oreille. The lake is just 30 miles south of the Canadian border but is bathwater warm in summer. And rain gear is an afterthought in these parts: Sandpoint gets only 33 inches of precipitation a year—most of it in the form of fresh powder. “A lot of us here are able to work our schedules around our playtime,” says Suzanne Pattinson, an environmental consultant who telecommutes from her Schweitzer Mountain home. “That’s why we moved here in the first place.”

Weekend Scouting Trip

Playgrounds: Late summer means huckleberry season on Schweitzer. Gathering grounds are reached via the two-mile cedar-lined trail to Colburn Lake. Fat-tire-friendly 4.66-mile Overland Trail Loop is accessible from Schweitzer’s base, while the Great Escape Quad serves screaming downhills ($15 for a lift ticket; schweitzer.com). On Lake Pend Oreille, sand-volleyball teams duke it out and telecommuters phone it in at City Beach, paddlers ply 111 miles of shoreline ($25 for a two-hour rental; kayaking.net), and bikers hit the waterside singletrack. After hours, Eichardt’s Pub is the go-to choice for burgers and brews.

Where to Stay: The Inn at Sand Creek is a renovated 1890s bank ($140; innatsandcreek.com). At the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, a log cabin north of town, wranglers guide horse trips into the Selkirk and Cabinet ranges ($200; westernpleasureranch.com).

Want to live here?

-The median home price is $289,600.

An Old Lady’s Poem

What do you see, nurses, what do you see?
What are you thinking when you’re looking at me?
A crabby old woman, not very wise,
Uncertain of habit, with faraway eyes?
Who dribbles her food and makes no reply””
Who seems not to notice the things that you do,
And forever is losing a stocking or shoe….
Who, resisting or not, lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding, the long day to fill….
Then open your eyes, nurse; you’re not looking at me.
I’ll tell you who I am as I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, as I eat at your will.
I’m a small child of ten…with a father ! and mother,
Brothers and sisters, who love one another.
A young girl of sixteen, with wings on her feet,
Dreaming that soon now a lover she’ll meet.
A bride soon at twenty–my heart gives a leap,
Remembering the vows that I promised to keep.
At twenty-five now, I have young of my own,
Who need me to guide and a secure happy home.
A woman of thirty, my young now grown fast,
Bound to each other with ties that should last.
At forty, my young sons have grown and are gone,
But my man’s beside me to see I don’t mourn.
At fifty once more, babies play around my knee,
Again we know children, my loved one and me.
Dark days are upon me, my husband is dead;
I look at the future, I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing young of their own,
And I think of the years and the love that I’ve known.
I’m now an old woman….and nature is cruel;
Tis jest to make old age look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles, grace and vigor depart,
There is now a stone where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass a young girl still dwells,
And now and again my battered heart swells.
I remember the joys, I remember the pain,
And I’m loving and living life over again.
I think of the years….all too few, gone too fast,
And accept the stark fact that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, nurses, open and see,
…Not a crabby old woman; look closer…see ME!!

MLS provider, what is your opinion?

Greetings all,
I am on the commitee that will choose our next MLS provider. We have interviewed all of the companies and have narrowed it down to Paragon, Flex, and Navica. I would love to hear any pros and cons that you have about any of these companies so that we can make and intellegent choice. PLEASE write me at rain@sandpointrealty.com with your thoughts or post them here.
Thanks a million
Rain Silverhawk

MLS provider, what is your opinion?

Greetings all,
I am on the commitee that will choose our next MLS provider. We have interviewed all of the companies and have narrowed it down to Paragon, Flex, and Navica. I would love to hear any pros and cons that you have about any of these companies so that we can make and intellegent choice. PLEASE post here or write me at rain@sandpointrealty.com with your thoughts.
Thanks a million
Rain Silverhawk

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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