October 18, 2009 in Idaho Voices

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Cooking Classes at the Historic Greenbriar Inn - Home Bartending Class with Jeremy Voeller, today 4-7 p.m., $60; Monday, Indian Summer Night Dinner, 6-9 p.m., $45; Oct. 24, Sushi (cooked and raw) with Chef Chris Lovejoy, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $45; Oct. 26, Baja Mexico Authentic Cooking Part I with Chef Lynne Wiedemann, 6-9 p.m., $45; Oct. 31, Baja Mexico Authentic Cooking Part II with Chef Lynne Wiedemann, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $45. Registration is required. Historic Greenbriar Inn, 315 E. Wallace Ave. 667-9660.

‘Amaizing’ Corn Maze – Over 12 acres of family fun with mazes, food court and free parking. Open through Oct. 31 on Fridays, 4-11 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. on Beck Road off state Highway 53 in Hauser. No pets, no purses or backpacks in maze, strollers and wheelchairs enter at own risk. Mega Haunted Maze, Fridayand Saturday,and Oct. 30-31, 6-11 p.m.; and Oct. 27-29, 6-10 p.m. $8/adults, $5/seniors and children ages 5-12, free/age four and younger. Prices after 5 p.m. beginning Oct. 9: $10/adults, $7/seniors and children ages 5-12, free/age 4 and younger. (509) 242-CORN(2506).

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale – 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Buildings 1 and 2. New and gently-used children’s clothing, toys and accessories. Free admission. 765-4969.

Fall Choral Preview Fundraiser – 3 p.m. at Coeur d’Alene First Presbyterian Church, 521 Lakeside Ave. Featuring the NIC Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, and Jazz Co. Nonperishable food item donations will be accepted as admission to benefit the Community Action Partnership Food Bank. 769-7764.

Free Car Seat Checks – Monday, 1-4 p.m. at Panhandle Health District, 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden. Offered by Safe Kids Kootenai County. A limited number of new car seats will be available for a minimum of $5 to those who qualify. Appointments are required. (208) 666-2511.

“Healthy Weighs” Weight Loss Program – Tuesdays through Dec. 15, call to register. First session is free, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Kootenai Medical Center classrooms, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. A weekly program on how to lose weight safely, maintain body weight, increase energy and get fit while burning calories. Created by Kootenai Health dietitian, Jennifer Ramsrud. Sponsored by Kootenai Health. $125/seven sessions, first session is free. (208) 666-3486.

Bonner County Commissioners Public Hearing – Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. at Bonner County Administration Building, 1500 state Highway 2, Sandpoint. (208) 265-1458.

Elder Protection – Wednesday, 6 p.m. in the classroom at Bonner General Hospital, Sandpoint. NAMI Far North speaker meeting presented by Tamna Boonisar from the Area Agency on Aging. (208) 597-2047.

The Curse of Pirates Island: A Haunted Adventure – Open Thursdayand Sunday,6-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday,6-11 p.m., Oct. 28-29 6-10 p.m. and Oct. 30-31 6-11 p.m. at Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Kathleen Avenue entrance. Featuring frights, costume contest, pumpkin carving, food, beverage, music, entertainment and free parking. $8/general, $6/age 12 and younger; tickets available at the gate only, not at fairgrounds office.

Bonner County Public Hearing – Thursday, 10 a.m. at the Bonner County Administration Building, 1500 state Highway 2, Sandpoint. (208) 265-1458.

Coeur d’Alene City Council Candidate Forum – Thursday, noon at Iron Horse, 407 E. Sherman Ave. Hear directly from candidates regarding their positions on critical issues. Hosted by the Kootenai Environmental Alliance. (208) 667-9093.

“Bright Star” – Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $7/adults, $6/seniors and students. 263-9191.

Northwest Film Festival – Benefitting the Coeur d’Alene Women’s Center and ARMS. Friday, 6:30-10 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Registration requested and includes films, keynotes, and workshops, Friday’s “An Evening with Ted Parvin,” and Saturday’s dinner and “An Evening with Paul Castro,” At The Song Bird Theatre, 315 N. Fourth St. $95. (208) 664-3672.

Maxwell Hughes Concert – Friday, 7 p.m. at Panida’s Little Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $45/admission includes performance, food, and wine. (208) 263-9191.

Haunted Attic at Schweitzer Mountain Resort – Friday-Saturday and Oct. 30-31, 6-9 p.m., meet in the Selkirk Lodge lobby at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, 10000 Schweitzer Mountain Road, Sandpoint. Co-hosted by the Sandpoint High School Mime and Masque Club. Not recommended for ages 13 and younger or adults with health issues. $10/tickets available at the Activity Center. (208) 255-3081.

Road Safe Class – Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon and Nov. 7, noon-3 p.m. Class powerpoint and video presentation is designed to educate driver’s of all ages on problems associated with winter road conditions, aggressive drivers, impaired drivers and other driving situations. Call early to reserve a seat as class size is limited. Idaho State Police Region Office, 615 W. Wilbur Ave. (208) 209-8620.

Global Day of Climate Action – Saturday, Save Our Snow Rally and Bike Ride will begin at 1 p.m. at the picnic shelter at Sandpoint City Beach. North Idaho participants will join more than 2,000 communities for the simultaneous event to urge world leaders to take bold and immediate steps to reduce carbon emissions and address climate change. Coordinated by 350.org. Co-sponsored by Idaho Conservation League, Sandpoint Transition Initiative, and Sandpoint Friends Meeting. Images from Sandpoint and around the world will be displayed on giant video screens in Times Square in New York as part of a 350 countdown photo stream accessible at www.350.org. Visual documentation in support of the cause will be delivered to the United Nations on Oct. 26. (208) 265-9565 or (208) 265-9828.

“Dynasty” – Saturday, shows at 3 and 7 p.m. at Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. Warren Miller ski film. $8/3 p.m. matinee, $10/7 p.m. show. (208) 263-9191.

Hayden Lake Birding Outing – Saturday, meet at 8:30 a.m. on the South side of the K-mart parking lot at U.S. Highway 95 and Neider Ave. A half-day outing on Hayden Lake with a hike at English Point. Sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Audubon Society. (208) 783-1262.

Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society – Saturday, 9:45 a.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 First Ave. David Thompson re-enactment portrayal by Mark Weadick.

Free Bridal Show – Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 William St. Featuring local vendors. (208) 457-8959.

An Evening of Red Ribbons and Wine - Saturday, 5-8:30 p.m. at North Idaho College’s Student Union Building, 1000 W. Garden Ave. A benefit for the North Idaho AIDS Coalition. Enjoy a variety of wines and hors d’oeuvres, live music by George Conrad and Dan Schmedtje, silent and live auctions. Tickets available at NIAC, 410 Sherman Ave., Suite 215 and The Long Ear, 2405 N. Fourth St. in Coeur d’Alene. $45/advance, $50 at the door. (208) 665-1448.

An Evening of Jazz with Barry Aikens and NorthPoint – Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall at the Boundary County Fairgrounds, Bonners Ferry. Featuring guest jazz vocalist Keely Whitney from Seattle. Presented by Friends of the Arts. $12/admission. (208) 267-5256 or (208) 267-7374.

Downtown Coeur d’Alene Fall Fest – Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the corner of Sixth Street and Sherman Avenue downtown. Final Farmer’s Market of the season, free hay rides, pumpkin painting, food, crafts and family fun. (208) 415-0116.

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