Christmas adding holiday cheer to week’s events

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SANDPOINT — We’ve turned the corner into December and Santa’s name seems to be popping up all over. Along with myriad Christmas events, there’s jazz tonight with Bright Moments at Matchwood Brewing Co. and big doings downtown Friday evening for the Girls’ Night Out shopping extravaganza.

The always-awesome Bonner Mall holiday craft show gets underway Friday, as well, and Saturday brings Comedy Night to the 219 Lounge.

And there’s a holly, jolly host of other items waiting to be explored:

Thursday, Dec 6

Bonner General Health Parade of Trees

Venue: Bonner General Health classrooms, located at 520 N. Third Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The annual Bonner General Health Parade of Trees silent auction closes today at 4 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Information: bonnergeneral.org/parade-of-trees

Jazz Thursday with Bright Moments

Venue: Matchwood Brewing Co., 513 Oak St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Join Matchwood Brewing and Sandpoint’s favorite jazz combo, Bright Moments, for a spectacular night out.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Wildlife’

Venue: Panida Little Theater, 304 N. First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 6:30 p.m.

‘Wildlife’ is the story of 14-year-old Joe, the only child of Jeanette a housewife and a golf pro in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves.

Admission: Tickets available online at panida.org

‘Nutcracker & the Four Realms’

Venue: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

This family fantasy adventure film transports a young girl into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.

Admission: Tickets available online at panida.org

Friday, Dec. 7

‘Girls’ Night Out’ shopping event

Venue: Downtown Sandpoint merchants.

Time: Participating retailers stay open ‘til 8 p.m.

Ladies, this is your shopping Nirvana, just in time for the holidays. Downtown merchants are staying open late to host a variety of specials and demonstrations.

Swing & Line Dancing

Venue: Panida Little Theater, 304 N. First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Line dancing lessons open the evening, then put it to practice from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Country Swing lessons to follow, then jump in with both boots 7:30-8:30 p.m. Presented by the Country Swingers and the Panida.

Admission: $8 for one class, $15 for both, available at the Panida Little Theater.

Bonner Mall Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

Venue: Bonner Mall, 300 Bonner Mall Way, in Ponderay

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Also Dec. 8 and 9)

Enjoy holiday shopping with more than 35 magical vendors offering unique and special crafted gift items.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Nutcracker & the Four Realms’

Venue: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Admission: Tickets available online at panida.org

Baregrass

Venue: Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301, Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Come in for an evening of wine, bluegrass, and folk.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Down South Band

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 9 p.m.

Down South will have you dancing to a variety of classic rock, southern rock, texas blues, country rock and Americana.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Bright Moments

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

The brews are expansive and the music magical, as the fabulous Bright Moments hit the stage for an evening of great jazz.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Rob Smitty

Venue: Cedar Street Bistro Wine Bar on the Cedar Street Bridge, in Sandpoint.

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘A Tiny Miracle’ Christmas Show

Venue: Circle Moon Theatre, located on Highway 211, 3 1/2 miles north of Highway 2, near Newport, Wash.

Time: 6:30 p.m. dinner service, curtain opens at 7:30 p.m. – Fri. Dec. 7 (Additional show on Dec. 8)

Celebrate the magic, beauty, and joyful song offered in ‘A Tiny Miracle’ – the annual Christmas production of Northwoods Performing Arts.

Admission: $35 per person for dinner and show, or $12 for show only. Senior and children tickets are $10.

Reservations: Call 208-448-1294 or visit online at northwoodsperformingarts.com

Chorale Coeur d’Alene Christmas concert

Venue: Trinity Lutheran Church, 812 N 5th St., in Coeur D’Alene.

Time: 7 p.m.

Chorale Coeur d’Alene brings you ‘Christmas by Candlelight’ – a concert of traditional Christmas and Advent music to lift the spirit and feed the soul with a mix of styles and concluding with a sing-along of favorite carols.

The Post Falls High School Troubadors will also join the Chorale and present a set of their own holiday selections.

Admission: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 Seniors & Active Military, available at Trinity Lutheran Church, Peace Lutheran Church, Northwest Academy of Music and online at ChoraleCdA.com

Saturday, Dec. 8

Breakfast with Santa

Venue: Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 8-11 a.m.

Join that magic man in the red suit for pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, orange juice, coffee and hot cocoa. Proceeds benefit Sandpoint Youth Center.

Admission: $10 adults, $5 kids – includes pictures with Santa. Available in advance at Washington Federal Bank.

Patricia Ragone Art Reception & Dwayne Parsons

Venue: Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301, Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Patricia Ragone creates brilliant and colorful images with acrylics and watercolor. Dwayne Parsons on the piano is the perfect accompaniment.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Wildlife’

Venue: Panida Little Theater, 304 N. First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 7 p.m.

Admission: Tickets available online at panida.org

‘Nutcracker & the Four Realms’

Venue: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Admission: Tickets available online at panida.org

Bonner Mall Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

Venue: Bonner Mall, 300 Bonner Mall Way, in Ponderay

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Also Dec. 9)

Enjoy holiday shopping with more than 35 vendors offering unique and special crafted gift items — everything from holiday wreaths to artwork.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Truck Mills & Carl Rey

Venue: MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St.

Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Comedy Night & Live Music

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

The 219 presents a night of live comedy featuring JR Berard and headliner Ty Barnnet with Morgan Preston as host. After the show, Kevin Garrett and Brendan Kelty will perform a variety of indie, rock, folk, mountain soul.

Admission: $20 in advance. $23 at the door for those 21 and over, available at the 219 Lounge or buy calling 208-263-5673.

Bright Moments

Venue: Cedar Street Bistro on the Cedar Street Bridge, in Sandpoint.

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

John Firshi

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Chorale Coeur d’Alene Christmas concert

Venue: Trinity Lutheran Church, 812 N 5th St., in Coeur D’Alene.

Time: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Admission: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 Seniors & Active Military, available at Trinity Lutheran Church, Peace Lutheran Church, Northwest Academy of Music and online at ChoraleCdA.com

‘A Tiny Miracle’ Christmas Show

Venue: Circle Moon Theatre, located on Highway 211, 3 1/2 miles north of Highway 2, near Newport, Wash.

Time: 6:30 p.m. dinner service, curtain opens at 7:30 p.m. – Sat. Dec. 8

Reservations: Call 208-448-1294 or visit online at northwoodsperformingarts.com

Sunday, Dec. 9

Bob Beadling piano music

Venue: Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Bob Beadling always entertains and creates a festive atmosphere with his unique and talented piano style.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘WWildlife’

Venue: Panida Little Theater, 304 N. First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Admission: Tickets available online at panida.org

Bonner Mall Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

Venue: Bonner Mall, 300 Bonner Mall Way, in Ponderay

Time: Noon-5 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Nutcracker & the Four Realms’

Venue: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Admission: Tickets available online at panida.org

Monday, Dec. 10

Paint & Sip with Kem Hughes-Davis

Venue: Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301, Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Admission: $35 plus tax per person. Ticket includes art supplies and instruction, plus a glass of select wine. Limited seating, reservations required by calling 208-265-8545.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

The Conversation – ‘Family Fun: Creating Gingerbread Houses’

Venue: Creations on the Cedar Street Bridge, Corner of First & Cedar, in downtown Sandpoint.

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Come to create edible architectural masterpieces.

Admission: $5

Information: 208-263-1592

Open Mic with Kevin Dorin

Venue: MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 6 p.m.

MickDuff’s Beer Hall and Kevin Dorin are excited to welcome local artists for a fun and open night of playing at the Beer Hall. All levels of performers are welcome.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Truck Mills & Ali Thomas

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

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