Things to Do
Affair on Main Street - 25th annual event with entertainment, food and fun for the entire family. Art walk will be at Cutter Theater on Saturday. Saturday and Sunday, City Park, Metalline Falls. (509) 446-2449.
Schweitzer Fall Fest - The 20th annual microwbrew and music festival features free concerts with eight bands and more than 50 regional microbrews, wine and soda, barbecue, vendors, arts and crafts, chair lift and childrens’ activities. “Beereakfast” kicks off each day from 8-11 a.m.; the festival will run from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint. Beer tasting packages range from $10-$45. Soda sampling is $8 for a 12-ounce mug with three samples. Single beers, wine, and soda options are available as well. $12/unlimited lift ticket. (208) 255-3081.
Paul Bunyan Days - Annual celebration in St. Maries includes logging competitions, water events, moto-cross, food and craft vendors, games, music, carnival, parade, fireworks and “The Biggest, Topless Bar in Idaho,” featuring an outdoor beer garden. Saturday-Monday, St. Maries. Free. (208) 245-2270.
Labor Day Concert in the Park - Coeur d’Alene Symphony presents a free concert. This is a family-friendly concert featuring show tunes, patriotic songs and light classics. Featured guests are Tim Angel on violin and Joe Porter on marimba. Bring your chairs or blankets, your family and friends for a fun afternoon. Monday, 1 p.m., Coeur d’Alene City Park. Free. (208) 765-3833.
Pig Out in the Park - Open daily through Monday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 33rd annual event with 54 food booths, adult beverage gardens and 100 free concerts on four stages. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. (509) 921-5579.
Author Thomas L. Friedman - GU’s Presidential Speaker Series presents this three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist during GU’s 125th anniversary celebration. Friedman’s lecture is titled, “That Used to Be Us: A Crucial Time for America and the Role Education Must Play.” Tuesday, 7 p.m., Gonzaga University, McCarthey Athletic Center, 801 N. Cincinnati St. $15/general, $12/seniors, $10/students/educators. (800) 325-SEAT.
Funky Junk Antique Show - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The farm yard, silo, barns and more will be filled with treasures. Live music both days and good food. Wood V-X Ranch, seven miles north of Sandpoint off Highway 95. $2/general, free/age 12 and younger. (208) 946-8500.
First Sundays at McCroskey House - Enjoy brunch/lunch at the historic Garfield McCroskey house. 10 percent of the day’s proceeds will be donated to Seedlings Child Care Center. Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Garfield McCroskey House, 803 N. Fourth St., Garfield, Wash. $8/adults, $5/children ages 11 and younger. (509) 635-1459.
17th Annual Quilt Show - Sept. 3-4. “Quilting By the Rivers” presented by Valley Piecemakers Quilt and Craft Club. Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Heyburn Elementary School, gym, 1405 Main Ave., St. Maries. $1. (208) 245-2356.
“The Importance of Being Earnest” – Thursday-Sept. 14. Witty play in the English language. Enjoy cucumber sandwiches, tea and crumpets in the Fireside Room before the show in the Celebration Hall. Show opens Thursday at 7:30 p.m., and continues at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 13-14, 2 p.m. Sept. 9 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $15/general, $10/students. (208) 457-8950.