Snow is no prerequisite for the second annual Snowflake Festival, but it would help with the week’s kick-off event.
The week’s fun will start Saturday with the Panhandle Nordic Club’s Poker Ski at Fourth of July Pass at 11 a.m. Skiers who collect the best poker hand will win prizes. Registration forms are at local health clubs and ski shops.
Kids can create their own version of the wet stuff at Blizz-Art Saturday at Lake City High. Blizz-Art will feature local artists offering two-hour workshops to school-age kids in clowning, cartooning, magic, juggling, drama, marimbas, drumming and watercolors.
Classes will start at 10 a.m. and cost $10. For $2, kids can create their own snowflake art in the school commons until 3:30 p.m.
The anti-snow crowd will meet at Silver Lake Mall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for the Snowmen Without Snow contest. The best snowmen will win prizes.
Opening day will close with a concert of all-time favorites at North Idaho College’s Schuler Auditorium at 8 p.m. Tickets will cost $10 to $18.
Sunday’s events will feature entertainment at the mall as well as a 2 p.m. concert at NIC. Also at 2, Lake City Playhouse will perform a musical Valentine.
The Snowflake festivities will continue Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Tub’s Cafe, 313 Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr., with a rhythm and blues show by “The Original DeSotos.”
On Wednesday, local musicians George Conrad, GooSop, Doug Porter and Ray Grismer will perform in the Coeur d’Alene High auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday’s fun will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Harding Family Center with the Western Night Hullabaloo. The dance will feature music by “The Riders of the Rockin’ B Ranch,” cowboy poet Hilma Volk, a potato bar and a dessert auction to benefit Head Start.
On Friday, the Valentine Snowball at the Coeur d’Alene Inn will start at 8 p.m. “The Fabulous Shadows” will provide the music. Proceeds will go to the North Idaho Alzheimer’s Association.
The festival’s last weekend will feature performing and visual art throughout town. Artists will exhibit and perform at the Coeur d’Alene Resort 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
For information, call 769-2300.
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