August 8, 2014 in Features

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Nine Mile Falls Dam Days Starting today at 6 p.m. we’ll be “Bringing Back the ’80s” with dinner and showing of “Footloose” under the stars, live and silent auctions and a teen dance. Saturday’s events start at 6:30 a.m. with Dam Days 5K run/walk, Kids Zone, Trading Post Vender Fair, Donkey Plop, Chuck Wagon Row, Dam Jam Music Festival. Nine Mile Falls Elementary School, 10102 W. Charles Road, and Sontag Park, Nine Mile Falls. Movie/$5 per family, dance/$1 per teen, fun run/$10 without shirt, $25 with shirt.

Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park 2014 More than 70 rides, attractions and shows. Open Sundays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Fridays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Visit www.silverwoodthemepark.com for more information. 27843 N. U.S. Highway 95, Athol. $45.99/ages 8-64, $22.99/seniors and children ages 3-7, free/age 2 and younger; $5/parking. (208) 683-3400.

Daily Lake History Cruise Lake Pend Oreille Cruises offers daily history cruise departing from Sandpoint City Beach at 1:30 p.m. and returning to port at 3 p.m. From submarines to star gazers, catastrophic ice age floods to a world record fishery, you will learn about the history and geology of magnificent Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho’s largest lake. As a special treat, children can be “Captain of the Day” and take a turn at the wheel. Sandpoint City Beach, 100 Bridge St., Sandpoint. $22/general, $20/seniors, $15/children ages 3-12, free/age 2 and younger. (208) 255-5253.

Spokane Indians Baseball The Indians play at home today and Saturday vs. Everett. 6:30 p.m., Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$11. (509) 535-2922.

North Idaho Summer Adventure Series The Idaho Conservation League continues its series of trips with a 13-mile hike at Fault Lake on Sunday and Mickinnick Picnic on Wednesday. Space limited on all hikes; reservations required. Free. (208) 265-9565.

Pend Oreille River Water Sports Festival Learn more about your favorite water sport and be introduced to a wide variety of new water-based outdoor activities. The festival offers water sports seminars, demonstrations, agency information booths, contests, prizes and live music. Food and beverages will be available for sale, or bring your own picnic basket. The festival is also the final destination for Day One of the Poker Paddle, and participants will be arriving throughout the afternoon. The awards ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Children’s activities will include a Water Safety Photo Booth, Bucky Beaver from the Corps of Engineers and demonstrations on how to make survival bracelets from paracord. Bring your duck and goose calls and participate in the duck and goose calling contest. Saturday, noon-8 p.m., Cusick Water Park/Boat Launch, Pend Oreille. Free. (509) 447-6457.

Pend Oreille County Fair and Rodeo Thursday through Aug. 17. Family fun and entertainment, live music, games for one and all, contests, livestock, still life exhibits, community dance on Friday and Saturday night. PRCA rodeo on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Fair hours are Thursday, noon-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pend Oreille County Fairgrounds, 419152 Highway 20, Cusick. $6/general, $2/ages 6-12, free/age 5 and younger; rodeo, carnival rides and games additional cost. (509) 445-1367.

Celebrate Life Fun Run/Walk This run, walk or ride across Sandpoint’s scenic Long Bridge has raised $160,000 to help people in Sandpoint and surrounding communities affected by cancer. Saturday, 9 a.m., north end of Sandpoint’s Long Bridge, starting at Dog Beach. Registration costs $30 for adults and $25 for individuals ages 6-16. (208) 255-9628.


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