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SANDPOINT — There’s much to see and do this week and the fun starts tonight. The Bonner County Fair is in full swing, featuring all those great exhibits and animals, as well as a concert tonight by the Redhead Express and rodeo and demolition derby action through the weekend.

Also tonight, an excellent chamber music concert with top-shelf musicians showing their stuff at the Heartwood Center.

On Saturday, Bridges Home is back into the trio mode when Paul Gunter joins Tami and yours truly for a perfect day at the Sandpoint Farmers Market. That same evening, catch the social dance out at the Ponderay Events Center and Bright Moments playing at Trinity at City Beach.

Sunday has a don’t-miss event, as local author Jackie Henrion releases her new book at Hope Hotel — the place that inspired the book itself.

Lot’s of choices — have fun!

Thursday, Aug. 22

Chamber Music Concert

Venue: The Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St., in Sandpoint

Time: 6:30 p.m.

In conjunction with The Festival at Sandpoint, this new chamber music series promoting excellence in music features great music.

Admission: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, available at Eve’s Leaves or at the door.

‘Bonner County Fair and Redhead Express

Venue: Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: Fair all day; gates open at 6:30 p.m. for Redhead Express, concert starts at 7:30 p.m. (Fair also Aug. 23 and 24)

‘Bounty of the County’ is this year’s theme for the Bonner County Fair. The Redhead Express is four redhead sisters who are passionate about music.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Information, fair schedule and concert tickets: bonnercountyfair.com or 208-263-8414

‘Cold Case Hammarskjöld’

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld. As their investigation closes in, they discover a crime far worse than killing the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Admission: Tickets available online at panida.org

Jody Piper

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

Time: 8-11 p.m.

Making his 219 debut, Ceour d’Alene singer-songwriter Jody Piper will entertain you with his on style of Americana and folk.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Kerry Leigh

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

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Friday, Aug. 23

Bonner County Fair

Venue: Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: All day (Also on Aug. 24)

Celebrate the bounty that our community has to offer by promoting agriculture, local talent, education and the future of our county.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Information and fair schedule: bonnercountyfair.com or 208-263-8414

‘Cold Case Hammarskjöld’

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

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld.

Admission: Tickets available online at panida.org

Brian Jacobs

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Come in for a glass of Friday Night Wine and listen to popular, local talent Brian Jacobs.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Naughty Pine

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

Time: 9 p.m.

Naughty Pine’s music is about love for your fellow man, life’s struggles and burning trees. They’ll have you ready to party with a tried and true blend of soulful reggae.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Turnspit Dogs

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

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Rockin’ blues with one of the best team of rockin’ dogs in Sandpoint!

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Coffey Twins dinner concert

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

Time: Doors at 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. dinner service, concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Northwoods Performing Arts proudly presents the early days of rock and roll — straight out of the ’50’s and ‘60s.

Admission: $25.00 per person for dinner and show, or $12.00 for show only. Senior and children tickets are $10.00.

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

Saturday, Aug. 24

Bridges Home

Venue: Sandpoint Farmers Market, Farmin Park, Third Ave. & Oak St., downtown Sandpoint.

Time: Market starts at 9 a.m., music from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

This is our favorite summer show every year — such a sweet, local scene with our friends at the market. Plus, it’s the first full trio gig of the summer with Tami, Dave & Paul together again. Hope to see you there!

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Bonner County Fair

Venue: Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: All day – Sat., Aug 24

‘Admission: Free and open to the public.

Information and fair schedule: bonnercountyfair.com or 208-263-8414

Social Dance

Venue: Ponderay Events Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way, in Ponderay.

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Come dance to live music from the Variety Pack Band! The fun begins with a cha-cha lesson taught by professional instructors from 7-8 p.m., followed by general dancing, refreshments, door prizes, drawings, and lots of fun. Singles, couples, and all levels of dancers are welcome.

Admission: $10 adults and $5 teens. USA Dance events are alcohol and tobacco free.

Information: 208-699-0421 or visit: usadancesandpoint.org

‘Cold Case Hammarskjöld’

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

Time: 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Tickets available online at panida.org

Bright Moments

Venue: Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Truck Mills & Carl Rey

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

The Liabilities

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

Time: 9 p.m.

One of the region’s top old school R&B, funk and classic rock bands. The Liabilities, led by the Packwood brothers, Sheldon on bass and Rob on guitar, who have played together on top-40 recordings and a huge variety of stages including the Grand Ol’ Opry, Texas Motor Speedway, and many more. Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

The Lazy A .08K Race

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

Time: 11 a.m.

The Angels Over Sandpoint invite you to join them for the very first Lazy A .08K. Registration starts at 11 a.m., followed by some beer drinking and then they’ll eventually get around to the start of the race! All of the proceeds go to help those in need in Bonner County. This is a kid-friendly event. Music by Miah Kohal Band.

Register online: https://brownpapertickets.com/event/4226084.

The DiGaddie

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

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

Ian and Dinah Gaddie will be playing their blend of music inspired by blues, jazz, Americana, and psychedelic rock. They have guitar driven music that will get your feet moving with laid back bluesy grooves and spiked funky jams that get the good vibes flowing.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Coffey Twins dinner concert

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

Time: Doors at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. dinner service, concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Admission: $25 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

Sunday, Aug. 25

Jackie Henrion Book Release Party

Venue: Hotel Hope, 126 W. Main St., in Hope.

Time: Noon-3 p.m., with book talk at 1 p.m.

Local author and musician Jackie Henrion will release her new book, ‘Rebooted,’ at Hotel Hope, including an author’s talk and the sale of her CD that includes a song inspired by this same hotel and the colorful Marie Root. The book was published this July by Turtle Moon Publishing

Information: 917-359-2034

Pianist Dwayne Parsons

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

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Dwayne plays the concert grand piano in a most unique way. He doesn’t read sheet music and is a self-taught, freeform pianist who creates music as he plays.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Cold Case Hammarskjöld’

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

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Admission: Tickets available online at panida.org

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Night-Out Karaoke

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

Time: 9 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Patrice Webb

Venue: Farmin Park, Third & Main, in Sandpoint.

Time: 3-5:30 p.m.

Patrice’s music is just the best and the venue doesn’t get any nicer.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Benny Baker & Brian Jacobs

Venue: Connie’s Café, 323 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public

Truck Mills & Denis Zwang

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Denis Zwang will entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

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