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March 20
Sci-Fest coming to the Panida: The first ever Sci-Fest will be at the Panida Theater, 300 N First Avenue, Sandpoint, at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 1, with a presentation on NASA's Dragonfly Mission to Jupiter's moon, Titan, followed by a big screen showing of "Star Wars: Rogue One."
March 15
Polish your sweet tooth, BCH pie and dessert sale is coming: The Boundary Community Hospital Auxiliary invites all dessert enthusiasts to participate in their annual pie and dessert sale, scheduled to take place at the VFW Hall, 6635 Lincoln Street, on Thursday, March 16. The event will kick off at 9 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. or until all items have been sold.
March 14
'Scheherazade/Aladdin' to light up the Becker stage: Everyone knows the tale of Aladdin and most have at least heard of the “Arabian Nights,” but how often are the two shown together in their original context? The classic story of Aladdin and his rise from street-rat to prince was actually one the 1001 stories that the queen Scheherazade told her husband in order to change his heart to save not only her own life, but countless others across the kingdom.
March 7
Jim Messina bringing band to Sandpoint: Jim Messina and his band will be performing a one-night-only concert at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint on Sunday, May 21. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 10, at panida.org. “The last few months there have been murmurs that Jim Messina might be playing here in Sandpoint and we couldn’t be more excited that his show is coming to life at the Panida,” said Lauren Sanders, the Managing Director for the Panida.
February 28
Improv classes and show coming to the Pearl Theater: On Saturday, March 11, improv is coming to Bonners Ferry, not only on the Pearl Theater stage with the Pearl's favorite comedian, Michael Glatzmaier, but in improvisation classes at the Pearl that'll not only teach you how to think on your feet and deliver the wholly unexpected hilarious retort, but help build your confidence and communication skills in ways that can benefit myriad aspects of everyday life.
'The Play That Goes Wrong' proves hilariously right: In case you've wondered, "The Play That Goes Wrong," taking the stage at the Pearl Theater at 7 p.m. this Friday and at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, is a play about a play where everything ... you guessed it ... goes wrong. But for the audience, this farce proves that any number of wrongs can turn out just right.
February 11
Donkey basketball coming to BFHS Wednesday: The Bonners Ferry FFA Chapter is hosting donkey basketball at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 15. A total of six teams will come together and leave it on the court riding donkeys dueling for the title of donkey basketball champions. Come enjoy a night with basketball, donkeys and fun! The Bonners ferry FFA chapter will be outside Safeway selling tickets until 6 p.m. today.
February 1
Birds of Play to play the Pearl Theater: The Pearl Theater is thrilled to host Colorado-based Birds of Play for the first time at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 19. With a dynamic mix of sentimentality and playfulness, Birds of Play's original music will take you‪ on a joyous journey filled with tales of love lost and found, ballads of wild places, and the radical idea that being happy for no reason at all is reason enough.
Graham Nash to perform at the Panida: Legendary singer/songwriter Graham Nash will perform 60 years of songs and stories at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint at 8 p.m. Friday, July 7. A founding member of both the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash, he is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who has seen rock history unfold at some of its seminal moments – from the launch of the British Invasion to the birth of the Laurel Canyon movement a year later.
January 13
NIC holding auditions for 'I Hate Hamlet:' The North Idaho College Theatre department is holding auditions for its production of “I Hate Hamlet” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 25, at the Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center on NIC’s main campus in Coeur d’Alene. Auditions are open to students, staff, faculty and the community.
December 30
Casting call for 'The Play that Goes Wrong:' Bonners Ferry's Curtain Call Drama Club will perform "The Play that Goes Wrong" in March, and they are looking for boys ages 14 to 20 interested in joining the cast. Sponsored by the Bonners Ferry Shriners Club, Second Chance Animal Adoption and Dawn and David Carpenter, all proceeds benefit the Shriners Children's Hospital.
December 12
Children's Craft Fair a festive success: Despite the winter storm, the first Children’s Holiday Market at the Pearl Theater on Saturday enjoyed an incredible turnout, with some of the kids selling out within hours, yet staying the whole day anyway just for the experience! Thanks to its success, organizers Cari Haarstick and Dana Boiler are already formulating plans for next year's market, which will undoubtedly become an annual Christmas tradition.
December 8
Join the 123rd annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count: Boundary County is where we call home, and it's that time of year to count another group that also calls it home. It is time to survey our feathered friends that live within a 7-1/2 mile radius of downtown Bonners Ferry. No matter the weather, volunteers will begin at the first light of the day.
December 7
'Joy to the World' tells reason for the season: True Christmas spirit will be running high this week at the First Baptist Church. Now is your chance to share in the season's spirit at the Joy to the World performance put on by Bonners Ferry's own Talent Team. With dozens of classic Christmas songs and some you haven't heard, the story of Jesus' life and death is delivered to you through song and dance, as well as theater.
November 30
Festival of Trees is back: The Fry Healthcare Foundation is excited to announce the return of the Festival of Trees. It's a little different this year than in years past; each department participated by decorating a tree, and they were able to pick their theme and items to accompany their tree. Whichever department wins by highest bid will receive $1,000 from FHF towards equipment needed in their department.
November 25
Moyie Springs gearing up for first Village Christmas Craft Fair: The City of Moyie Springs will have its first Craft Fair from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, December 2, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 3, at Moyie Springs City Hall, complete with door prizes, goodie gift bags (while supply last), Polaroid pictures by the Christmas tree and complimentary coffee, hot cider and hot chocolate. On Saturday, there will be Christmas crafts for your children to make while you are checking out the vendors' crafts.
November 18
Shook Twins bringing back a Thanksgiving tradition: The Shook Twins will return home to Sandpoint to continue a Thanksgiving tradition interrupted by the pandemic, playing for their Bonners Ferry fans and friends at the Pearl Theater at 7 p.m. Friday, November 25, and they're bringing along special guest John Craigie as well.
November 8
'Annie' coming to BFHS this week: We have all seen the classic movie "Annie," whether with your children or as one yourself. Now is your chance to relive the memories in a new and unique way. With an impressive set, superb actors and live music, this take on the age-old tale will have you laughing and crying in the same scene. Performances will be held at Becker Auditorium at Bonners Ferry High school at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with a matinee showing at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Dedication, open house set at new Post Falls state veterans home: The newest Idaho State Veterans Home, at 590 S. Pleasant View Road, Post Falls, will be dedicated with a ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, November 11. The ceremony had been scheduled to take place outside, but due to the current weather conditions will be moved indoors. There will be a limited capacity of 170. Admittance will begin at 1:40 p.m. and is on a first come basis.
November 7
78th annual Bonners Ferry FFA Banquet Saturday: The Bonners Ferry FFA Chapter continues its 74 year tradition with their Annual FFA Harvest Auction being held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, November 12, at Bonners Ferry High School. A complimentary dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.
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