Holiday events help entertainment scene sparkle

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  • The Northwoods Performing Arts Chorale and Circle Moon Theatre are teaming up for "A Tiny Miracle". Performances will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 4, 6,7 and 8.

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  • The Northwoods Performing Arts Chorale and Circle Moon Theatre are teaming up for "A Tiny Miracle". Performances will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 4, 6,7 and 8.

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SANDPOINT — What a month it’s been — and continues to be — as the entertainment scene lights up for the season.

Always a biggie is the Kinderhaven Festival of Trees, which starts this evening with family night. The Backcountry Film Festival gets rolling Friday at The Hive, Keith Greeninger is in concert at DiLuna’s and the Panida is packed with movies all week.

But that’s not all:

Thursday, Nov. 29

Kinderhaven Festival of Trees Family Night

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

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Get a peek at the beautifully decorated trees, have your picture taken with Santa and enjoy some cookies and hot chocolate.

All proceeds from these events will go to Kinderhaven, a group foster home and emergency shelter for abused and neglected children.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘The Mercy’

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

‘The Mercy’ is the story of Donald Crowhurst’s dangerous solo voyage around the world and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey.

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.

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

Trivia Takeover

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

Time: 6-8 p.m.

A fun event for the winery, come check out the trivia action. Teams encouraged, but not required.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Friday, Nov. 30

Kinderhaven Festival of Trees Holiday Luncheon

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

Time: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Doors open at 11 a.m. with silent auction bidding from 11 a.m.-noon. Lunch will be served family style around 12:15 p.m. and the event will conclude by 1:30 p.m.

Admission: This event is sold out. To be put on the waiting list, call 208-610-2208.

Keith Greeninger

Venue: DiLuna’s Cafe, 207 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Admission: $12 in advance, $15 day of show, available a DiLuna’s Café. Make reservations by calling 208-263-0864.

Backcountry Film Festival

Venue: The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 6 p.m.

This 14th annual fundraiser for Selkirk Outdoor Leadership and Education (SOLE) is not only a celebration of the coming of ol’ man winter, it’s also a novel way to raise essential funds to ensure that local area youth have the opportunity to explore and learn in their winter wildlands.

SOLE will be offering a youth-specific kids’ event starting at 5 p.m. at Evans Brothers Coffee.

Information and sign up: soleexperiences.org

Christmas Concert with Pianist Del Parkinson

Venue: Hope Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl., in Hope.

Time: 6 p.m.

Pianist Del Parkinson will perform classical Christmas tunes as well as some other classics along with commentary. Cookies and beverages will be served.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Nutcracker & the Four Realms’

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Tickets available online at panida.org

Adam Foote

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Bum Jungle and ‘Pray for Snow’ Party

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

Time: 5 p.m.-midnight

Snacks and ski videos, 10 Barrel Brewing ‘Pray for Snow’ beer specials, plus great prizes. Prize drawing will be at 10 p.m. and you must be present to win. Bum Jungle will be playing from 9 p.m.-midnight.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Browne Salmon Truck

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

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

The Renaldos

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.

The Other White Meat

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

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

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

‘A Tiny Miracle’

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

Time: 6:30 p.m. dinner service, curtain opens at 7:30 p.m. — (Additional shows on Dec. 1, 4, 6-8)

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

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

Reservations: Call 208-448-1294 or go online to northwoodsperformingarts.com

Saturday, Dec. 1

Kinder-haven Festival of Trees Gala

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

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Admission: This event is sold out. To be put on the waiting list, call 208-610-2208.

‘Holiday Ball’ Dance

Venue: Ponderay Events Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way

Time: 7-10 p.m.

This holiday themed dance will feature live music by the Variety Pack Band and starts with a waltz lesson taught by a local professional instructor from 7- 8 pm, followed by general dancing, refreshments, door prizes, mixers, and an overall great time. Please bring an appetizer to share and a donation of non-perishable food for the Bonner Community Food Bank. Singles and couples are welcome.

Admission: $9 adults, $6 USA Dance members and $5 teens. USA Dance events are alcohol and tobacco free.

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

‘Nutcracker & the Four Realms’

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

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

Admission: Tickets available online at panida.org

First Free Saturday

Venue: Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella Ave.,

Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of local sponsors Marilyn Sabella & Eve’s Leaves.

Information: 208-263-2344

Live music

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Brian Jacobs & Chris Lynch

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

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

Brian Jacobs with his guitar and polished vocals paired with Sandpoint’s Mr. Piano Man himself, Chris Lynch.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Naughty Pine

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

Time: 9 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Naughty Pine will entertain you by mixing irreverent innuendo with a tried and true blend of soulful reggae.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Justin Lantrip

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

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

‘A Tiny Miracle’ Christmas show

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

Time: 6:30 p.m. dinner service, curtain opens at 7:30 p.m. — Sat. Dec. 1 (Additional shows on Dec. 4, 6, 7 and 8)

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

Sunday, Dec. 2

Piano music

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

Time: 2-4 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. 3

Bonner General Health Parade of Trees

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

Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The annual Bonner General Health Parade of Trees silent auction is held through Thurs., Dec. 6. Come browse and bid on beautifully decorated trees, which are donated to raise money for the Bonner General Health Volunteer Council Education Fund.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Information: bonnergeneral.org/parade-of-trees

‘Nutcracker & the Four Realms’

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

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Admission: Tickets available online at panida.org

Truck Mills Blues Jam

Venue: Eichardt’s Pub & Grille, located at 212 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Bonner General Health Parade of Trees

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

Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The annual Bonner General Health Parade of Trees silent auction is held through Thurs., Dec. 6. The auction closes at 4 p.m. on Dec. 6.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Information: bonnergeneral.org/parade-of-trees

Bonner Mall Seniors Day

Venue: Bonner Mall, U.S. Hwy. 95, in Ponderay.

Time: 9 a.m.-noon

Come walk the mall, followed by a featured speaker or entertainment, free refreshments, games and a drawing.

Information: 208-263-4272

‘Nutcracker & the Four Realms’ film at the Panida

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

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Admission: Tickets available online at panida.org

Night-Out Karaoke

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

Time: 9 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

‘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. — Tues. Dec. 4 (Additional shows on Dec. 6, 7 and 8)

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

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Bonner General Health Parade of Trees

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

Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The annual Bonner General Health Parade of Trees silent auction is held through Thurs., Dec. 6. The auction closes at 4 p.m. on Dec. 6.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Information: bonnergeneral.org/parade-of-trees

Truck Mills & Drew Browne

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

‘Nutcracker & the Four Realms’

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Tickets available online at panida.org

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