Shake off that cabin fever and join all the fun

| March 12, 2020 1:00 AM

From otters to songbirds to music and oh so much more, this week is packed with more entertainment than you can imagine. So toss those winter blues aside, ditch the cabin fever and dive straight into the fun. Just be sure to grab your phone, open your calendar and mark your favorites. You’re not going to want to miss a drop of the fun.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

FOL Koffee Klatch

Venue: East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., Sandpoint

Time: 1-2 p.m.

A gathering of area book club members to honor Women’s History month by discussing and sharing female authors and/or female protagonists while enjoying coffee and pie.

Admission: Free and open to the public

‘Pie Day’ Fundraiser

Venue: Sandpoint Area Seniors, 820 Main St.

Time: 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Come join the fun and toss a whipped cream pie into the face of community officials and other good sports — all to benefit local food programs and other Sandpoint Area Seniors, Inc. expense.

Information: 208-263-6860

Admission: $10 or $20 donations per pie

Mugger Appreciation Party

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

Time: 3-9 p.m.

It’s MickDuff’s Brewing Co.’s second Mugger Appreciation Party with the release of their anniversary and live music to boot. It’s a triple threat for this special Thursday featuring Brian Jacobs.

Admission: Free to those 21 and over.

‘Clemency’

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard). As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.

Tickets & information: panida.org

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

Ken Mayginnes

Venue: Davis Grocery

Time: 3-5:30 p.m.

Live music in the cafe Friday afternoons with local Ken Mayginnes as he plays folk, rock and country with acoustic guitar. Great music and an incredible view.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Otters: An Educational Presentation’

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

Time: two showing, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Wildlife biologist Dr. Wayne Melquist speaks on his work with otters. Presented by Kaniksu Land Trust, Idaho Conservation League and American Heritage Wildlife Foundation. Presented by Kaniksu Land Trust & American Heritage Wildlife Foundation & Idaho Conservation League

Tickets & information: panida.org

Turn Spit Dogs

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

‘Clemency’

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

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Tickets & information: panida.org

Jackson Roltgen

Venue: Matchwood Brewing Company, 513 Oak St., Sandpoint

Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

This rising musician will debut one of his first solo performances at Matchwood Brewing, From Coeur d’Alene, Roltgen plays blues, folk, soul and Americana style music.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

The Liabilities

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave.

Time: 9 p.m.-midnight

Led by the Packwood brothers, The Liabilities are one of the region’s top old-school R&B, funk and classic rock bands.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

John Firshi

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

Time: 3-5 p.m.

With an off-the-cuff selection of acoustic originals, obscure familiar favorites, and improvised loop jams, Firshi’s style of music is influenced by blues, jazz, rock, country, folk, Latin, reggae, world and jam.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

IWL Annual Writers’ Contest — The Roaring ‘20s

Venue: East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St.

Time: 9:30-12 p.m.

Calling all authors! You are welcome to come and share your work with a 5-minute reading of your original material. Mingle with other writers and listen to their work. No registration necessary for this free event. All ages, genres and experience levels are welcome. Presented by the Library and the Sandpoint Chapter of the Idaho Writers League.

Information: Mame Cudd, 480-213-0109 or Mike Bauer 208-265-2665.

St. Paddy’s Cornhole Jam

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

Time: 12-6 p.m.

It’s a switcholio format with split-bracket playoffs. What that means: switcholio is a fun game where you play with random partners for each game of the round robin play. There will be 5-6 rounds total for the tourney.

Admission: $15 per player

AHWF Migratory Songbirds

Venue: Clark Fork Library, 601 N. Main St., Clark Fork

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Join us for a fascinating presentation from American Heritage Wildlife Foundation about migratory birds.

Information: 208-266-1321.

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

Matchwood’s St. Patrick’s Celebration

Venue: Matchwood Brewing Co., 513 Oak St.

Time: 3:30-9 p.m.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a few days earlier with two live shows from The Powers and The Nightjars as well as a special corned beef pasty and a kick the keg special!

Admission: Free and open to the public.

John Firshi

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Roger Crader

Venue: Old Ice House Pizzeria, 140 W. Main St., Hope

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Spend the evening with friends, pizza and brew while listening to the musical talents of local Robert Crader. Every time he visits the Old Ice House, he packs the place.

Admission: Open to the public.

Red Blend

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

A favorite local trio, Meg, Brian and Chris get the grooves going with their blend of soul, pop and blues at the winery’s tasting room. Come early for a seat and a glass of wine, the house is surely to fill up!

Admission: Free and open to the public.

The DIGaddie

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

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Live music with Ian and Dinah Gaddie, influenced by blues, jazz, Americana, and psychedelic rock.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Bridges Home

Venue: Pend Oreille Playhouse, 236 S. Union, Newport

Time: 7 p.m.

Tami Belzer Gunter and Dave Gunter will share their amazing musical talents at the Playhouse on Saturday with Celtic, old-time & bluegrass, delta blues and so much more.

Admission: $15

‘Clemency’

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets & information: panida.org

Enchanted Doorway concert

Venue: Embody, 823 Main St.

Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

Through the Enchanted Doorway: An evening of song and story featuring Celtic harp and vocals as well as Native American flute.

come with me through the doorway of the Celtic Harp to the Forgotten land of Tir de nog (The shining isles to the west)

Be enchanted, be enthralled be nurtured and blessed, this is an adventure that activates the imaginal mind and our innate creation intelligence.

Admission: $15-$20 at the door

Crooked Tooth

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave.

Time: 9 p.m.-midnight

Singer songwriter Kevin Garret and Crooked Tooth bring their roaring rock n’ roll, acoustic music and soulful songcraft to the Niner.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Miah Kohal

Venue: Taps Bar, 10000 Schweitzer Mountain Road

Time: 3-6 p.m.

The Miah Kohal Band is back to rock the house at Taps.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

Piano Sunday with Peter Lucht

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

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Peter Lucht, Sandpoint local and talented pianist fills the tasting room with jazz and blues tunes on the grand piano.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Clemency’

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

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Tickets & information: panida.org

MONDAY, MARCH 16

Monday Night Blues Jam

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17

St. Patrick’s Day Trivia & Happy Hour

Venue: Davis Grocery

Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Bridge’s Home St. Patrick’s Day Show

Venue: Matchwood Brewing Co., 513 Oak St.

Time: 5-8 p.m.

It’s Bridges Home’s first show in this cool Sandpoint venue. Stop in for some St. Patrick’s Day fun and lots of great tunes.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Table Tennis Tuesday

Venue: Matchwood Brewing Company, 513 Oak St., Sandpoint

Time: 6 p.m.

In partnership with Syringa Cyclery, Matchwood Brewing is launching Table Tennis Tuesdays. Double-elimination table tennis tournament with competitors broken into two brackets after the first round.

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

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.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

Wind Down Wednesday

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave.

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Bonner Mall Cabin Fever Fair

Venue: Bonner Mall, 401 Bonner Mall Way

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

There’s something for everyone with all kinds of items being sold by a variety of vendors as the holds its Cabin Fever Fair in the mall common area.

Admission: Free and open to the pubic.

Nick Sterling & The Nomads

Venue: DiLuna’s Cafe, 207 Cedar St.

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

Nick Sterling & The Nomad’s Americana/roots sound is a perfect fit in all corners of the country.

Admission: $12 in advance or $15 the day of the show.

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John Firshi

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Miah Kohal Band

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The Liabilities

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(Daily Bee file photo/CAROLINE LOBSINGER) Bryan Hult from Bonner County Veterans Services takes a pie to the face, as did a number of other volunteers, during last year's fundraiser, which garnered $1,005 for Sandpoint Area Seniors, Inc. programs.

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(Photo courtesy SEB JONES) Local conservation groups are once again sponsoring a special winter event at the Little Panida, this time bringing back Dr. Wayne Melquist to speak about otters.

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Bridges Home takes the stage at the Pend Oreille Playhouse in Newport for a memorable evening of live music on March 14.