Who loves a (winter carnival) parade? Everyone!

| February 13, 2020 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT – Winter Carnival leads the way this week, with events all over town. Adding to the fun, we’ve got “Love Letters” on the Little Panida Theater stage and “Harriet” hitting the big screen, speed dating at MickDuff’s Beer Hall for the under-40 crowd, family movie night, bingo and a whole lot of music and fun.

And that’s just the start, so read on, intrepid reveler!

THURSDAY, FEB. 13

‘Love Letters’

Venue: Little Panida Theater, 302 N. First Ave.

Time: 7 p.m.

A funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. A dessert will be served at intermission.

Info.: panida.org

‘Harriet’

Venue: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, “Harriet” tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes.

Info.: panida.org

Valentine’s Day Speed Dating

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

Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Let’s mix it up Sandpoint, we’re ready to play matchmaker. Valentine’s Day can be fun if you’re single and to prove it, we’re hosting a singles speed dating event at the Beer Hall. Speed dating will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is meant for 40 years of age or younger. No cost but call the Beer Hall at 208-209-6700, email us at mack@mickduffs.com or come down to reserve your spot, space is limited.

Admission: Free and open to those 21 and over (but under 40)

10 Barrel Beercat Bingo Night

Venue: The Burger Dock, 116 N. First Ave.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Join us for an all-ages Bingo Night with specials on all things 10 Barrel, and get some cool swag too.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Family Movie Night

Venue: Kootenai Elementary, 301 Sprague St.

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Join the Kootenai PTA for a free family movie night in the cafeteria. Bring jammies and blankets, pillows and bean bags to cozy up with and watch “Charlie Brown’s Valentine”.

Treats available for a donation.

Admission: Free and open to Kootenai students and families.

Sweetheart Bingo

Venue: Hope Elementary, 255 Hope School Road, Hope

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Dinner for purchase starting at 5:30 p.m. Games begin at 6 p.m.

Info.: http://bit.ly/2OMDLxW

FRIDAY, FEB. 14

Ken Mayginnes

Venue: Davis Grocery, 620 Wellington Place, Hope

Time: 3-5:30 p.m.

Folk, rock and country with acoustic guitar. Great music and an incredible view.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

The Rub

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave.

Time: 9 p.m.-midnight

Does Valentines Day have you vexed? Is a candlelight dinner not your thing? If so, come party with The Rub, an uber-danceable party band.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Valentine’s Jazz with Bright Moments

Venue: Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St.

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Romantic jazz and more celebrating love and life. Trio featuring guest vocalist Maya G

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Harriet’

Venue: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave.

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, “Harriet” tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes.

Info.: panida.org

‘Let’s Spoon on Valentine’s Day

Venue: Matchwood Brewing Co., 513 Oak St.

Time: 6 p.m.

Join artisan couple Hy and Dani Boltz for a Valentines Day treat of spoon carving at Matchwood Brewing Company in Sandpoint. This workshop is designed for the complete beginner carver however will be enjoyed by all experience levels. Preregistration required.

Admission: $55, includes all supplies.

‘Love Letters’

Venue: Little Panida Theater, 302 N. First Ave.

Time: 7 p.m.

Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. A dessert will be served at intermission.

Info.: panida.org

Lucas Brookbank Brown and Melissa Landaus

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

The talented Lucas Brookbank Brown returns to Sandpoint paired up with another one of the area’s musically gifted, Melissa Landrus. Playing folk blues, and soul this performance will be a great place to enjoy your evening.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Mike and Shanna Thompson

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Winter Carnival Parade of Lights

Venue: Downtown Sandpoint

Time: 5:30 p.m.

The Winter Parade of Lights arrives in downtown Sandpoint with its zany floats, marching groups, and snow-shovel brigades. Sponsored by Ting, the parade starts at the city parking lot and continues east on Church Street to Second Avenue, north toward Main, west on Oak to Fourth Avenue, and returning down Church to the parking lot.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Winter Carnival Cornhole Classic

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

Time: 6 p.m.

Four-person, alternate shot blind draw (random) team event. Four players per team, two on each side. Email sandpointcornhole@gmail.com to pre-register.

Admission: $10 per person

Kevin Dorin

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

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

A studied audiophile, blues-man, and music producer, Kevin Dorin combines knowledge of digital and analog recording techniques with his unique and soulful vocal stylings.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Sandpoint Contra Dance

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

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Live music with Red Herring, Emily Faulkner calling. Everyone welcome, no partner or experience needed. New dancers please arrive in time for the first dance at 7. All dances taught and called. Bring a friend, clean shoes, and a snack to share at the break.

Admission: Suggested donation is $5 per person. Please bring finger food to share. Sponsored by Emily Faulkner, Lost Horse Press and Sandpoint Parks & Rec.

Information: 208-263-6751 or email: sandpointcontra@gmail.com

SATURDAY, FEB. 15

Kenny Mayginnes

Venue: Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St.

Time: 2 p.m.

Join Matchwood Brewing for some afternoon jams with this talented Sandpoint acoustic soloist and career musician.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Fire & S’mores

Venue: Matchwood Brewing Co., 513 Oak St.

Time: 3-6 p.m.

Join Matchwood for some outdoor fun with a fire & s’mores. Individual s’more kits available with a roasting stick

Information: http://bit.ly/38EvGUi

Devon Wade

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave.

Time: 9 p.m.-midnight

Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to get your country rock on with one of the region’s best and Sandpoint local Devon Wade.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Family Fun & Winter Games

Venue: Granary District, 524 Church St.

Time: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Join Matchwood Brewing Company and Evans Brothers for an exciting 2020 Winter Carnival event with plenty of music, family activities and more. Among the games are table tennis, giant beer pong (beer not required), corn hole and more. For a full slate of activities, go online to http://bit.ly/2tWomns.

Admission: Free and open to the public

Tracy Schornick

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

The Powers

Venue: Matchwood Brewing Co., 513 Oak St.

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Come enjoy a live performance by The Powers, Matchwood Brewing’s favorite Spirit Lake/CDA-based Americana and folk band, who will play as part of our Family Fun & Winter Games.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Mike Wagoner Trio

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Popular local trio Mike Wagoner, Utah John and Jack-O are back at the winery to perform your favorite blues and rock n’ roll that’s sure to have you singing in your seat, or swinging on the dance floor. Come early for a seat. First come, first served

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Harriet’

Venue: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave.

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, “Harriet” tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes.

Info.: panida.org

‘Love Letters’

Venue: Little Panida Theater, 302 N. First Ave.

Time: 7 p.m.

Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. A dessert will be served at intermission.

Info.: panida.org

Social Dance

Venue: Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 N. First Ave.

Time: 7-10 p.m.

The fun begins with a dance lesson 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: $9 adults, $6 USA Dance members and $5 teens. USA Dance events are alcohol and tobacco free.

Information: 208-699-0421 or usadancesandpoint.org

Red Blend

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

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

Red Blend is an artistic blend of soul, pop, blues with a great bouquet of party time fun featuring Meg Turner, Chris Lynch and Brian Jacobs. See you on the dance floor.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

SUNDAY, FEB. 16

Sunday Brewery Brunch

Venue: Matchwood Brewing Co., 513 Oak St.

Time: 11 a.m.

An all-day brunch, special, DIY mimosas and you as Matchwood Brewing hosts its Sunday Brewery Brunches.

Information: matchwoodbrewing.com

Piano Sunday

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

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Jazz and blues fill the tasting room on the third Sunday of the month with Peter Lucht on the grand piano.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Harriet’

Venue: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave.

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, “Harriet” tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes.

Info.: panida.org

‘Love Letters’

Venue: Little Panida Theater, 302 N. First Ave.

Time: 7 p.m.

Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. A dessert will be served at intermission.

Info.: panida.org

MONDAY, FEB .17

Monday Night Blues Jam

Venue: Eichardt’s Pub & Grille, 212 Cedar St.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Host Truck Mills invites local and visiting musicians to join him on the Eichardt’s stage. Come down and play or watch and enjoy micro brew from one of our 13 taps.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

TUESDAY, FEB. 18

Trivia and Happy Hour

Venue: Davis Grocery and Mercantile, 620 Wellington Place, Hope.

Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

Play as a team or as an individual. Prizes, knowledge and fun.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Pictionary

Venue: Utara Brewing, 214 Pine St.

Come join the fun and test your drawing skills as Utara Brewing welcomes Pictionary fans every Tuesday.

Time: 6 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Night-Out Karaoke

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave.

Time: 9 p.m.

Come sing your heart out or just enjoy the show.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Paint & Sip with Holly Walker

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

Time: 5:30-8 p.m.

Join Holly Walker and Pend d’Oreille Winery for a night of painting, sipping and snacking. This will be an watercolor

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

Duck Derby Kick-off Party

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

Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The Rotary Club of Ponderay’s Duck Derby kick-off party during Sandpoint’s Winter Carnival. Get the best buy on Duck Derby tickets possible — one night only — buy a Duck Derby ticket and get a raffle ticket for that night’s cool prizes. Use the Duck Derby ticket at the 14th annual event on April 4 at Schweitzer Mountain Resort to hunt for ducks and you might be an instant winner, AND your ticket will go into the grand raffle for amazing prizes including a Schweitzer Ski Pass for next season.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Tuesday Cornhole

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

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Starting Feb. 18, there will be a 10-week run of drop-in cornhole, every Tuesday at MickDuff’s Beer Hall with an optional 10-week Side Pot Points League.

Admission: $5 entry fee

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19

Wind Down Wednesday

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave.

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Live music with Truck Mills and Mike Thompson.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

2/19 Party and KPND Ski Party

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave.

Time: 2:19 -?

It’s the official 219 Party, where drinks are $2.19 from 2:19 p.m. through the night. Get all those 219s?

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Sandpoint Rotary Monthly Happy Hour

Venue: Matchwood Brewing Co., 513 Oak St.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Join members of the Sandpoint Rotary for a casual monthly happy hour. This membership gathering seeks to foster deeper relationships and community engagement among current and potential new members.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Charles Vaught Reading and Book Signing

Venue: Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Drive, Ponderay

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Join Charles Vaught, wildland firefighter and author of “State of Fire”, a raw, honest, and oftentimes humorous book about his experiences as a wildland firefighter, as he passionately reads from “State of Fire”, hosts a Q&A session, and signs copies of the book.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

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A youngster is decked out in her sparkling, well-lit best winter garb as she waits on the Carousel of Smiles float for the start of the 2019 Winter Carnival Parade.