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Hurricane Katrina Victim Benefit fund-raiser Concert – 7 p.m., North Idaho College’s Schuler Auditorium in Boswell Hall; entertainers volunteering include Brian Crain, George Conrad, Kathy Colton, Bruce Christiansen, Hilma Volk, Lexi Lehman, Robert Stemmons, John Walker, The Red Hot Mammas, Patsy Cameron and Rebecca Priano Velluci; presented by North Idaho Assistance, Recovery and Kindness with proceeds to be distributed through Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army and the American Red Cross; to donate or for information, call 667-1323.

NIC Health and Sciences Building Grand Opening – 2 p.m., plaza of the new building at North Idaho College; includes a tour of the building and special appearance by Idaho governor Dirk Kempthorne and others; 769-3316.

Conversational Spanish Classes – registration deadline is today for the 10-week class offered Thursdays through Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m. at The Gardenia Center in Sandpoint, excludes Thanksgiving week; taught by Adrianne Brown; $185 registration includes text book; to register, call Adrianne at 265-7881.

Dayelle Deanna Schwartz presentation at University of Idaho – 8 p.m., Lionel Hampton School of Music Recital Hall; topic will cover how musicians can develop successful careers with or without a record deal; 885-6291.

“The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” – tickets go on sale today for this Lake City High School Troupe de Wolfe production of John Bishop’s play with performances Oct. 13-22; $5 adults, $4 students and seniors, $3 with LCHS ASB card; for ticket info and reservations, call Sandra at 769-0769 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.

“Beehive” – today-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. and Oct. 6-8, 7:30 p.m., at Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave.; $14 adults, $12 students/seniors, $8 kids; special dinner theater tickets available for $45; 667-1323.

Global Cinema Film – today-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at the Panida Theater, N. 300 First St., Sandpoint; $10 adults, $7 students; 255-7801.

Fall Session Story Time at Post Falls Library – for ages 1-3 on Thursdays, 10:30-10:50 a.m., 821 N. Spokane St.; 773-1506.

UI Vandalmania Homecoming Week events – various events run through Sunday, at the University of Idaho Moscow campus; details online at or by calling 885-6154.

Bonner County Adult Life Skills Classes – women’s day classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-noon; men’s evening classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; all at Life Skills Northwest, 2023 Sandpoint West Drive; 265-6796.

Charleen Martin Studio Gallery – featuring the works of 25 artists through Oct. 31, by appointment only at the studio, 8835 W. Hamaker Road, Coeur d’Alene; 667-6911.

Volunteers Needed for Lake City Playhouse – positions include concessions, usher or box office, 1320 E. Garden Ave.; volunteers receive a free ticket; 667-1323.

Volunteers needed for Post Falls Hospice – to help with sorting, general duties, lifting and cashier. The Hospice, 503 E. Seltice, is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 773-5076.

Terry Gieber-Sabbatical Exhibit – exhibit runs through Oct. 8 at the Art Spirit Gallery, 415 Sherman Ave.; 765-6006.


Kootenai County Democratic Club Luncheon – Friday, noon, Iron Horse Restaurant, 407 E. Sherman Ave.; Dan English will speak and a video, “Democrats for Life,” will be shown; 777-1588.

Valerie Woelk Exhibit Opening Reception – Friday, 5-8 p.m. at Swan’s Landing, 41 Lakeshore Drive, Sandpoint; runs through Nov. 14; 265-2000.

City Celebration of Grand Opening of Government Way – Friday, at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way; ribbon-cutting ceremony by Coeur d’Alene mayor Sandi Bloem and refreshments mark the completion of Phase II of the road reconstruction project; 769-2204.

Free Fall Fun Festival – Friday, 5-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. at the Hayden City Park next to Hayden City Hall at 9428 N. Government Way; children’s crafts, clowns, gift, food and more; proceeds benefit the Hayden Area Senior GEMs and CGGPG Community Center Building Fund; 772-1795.

Fall Festival Nya Tuggle Benefit Yard Sale – drop off items Friday, from noon-4 p.m. at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds for the benefit sale held Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the fairgrounds; proceeds benefit the juvenile victim of a violent crime and her family; contact Brenda at 699-5348.

Lake City High School Homecoming Parade – Friday, 4 p.m. at the corner of 11th Street and Sherman Avenue, proceeds to Memorial Field; football game versus Lakeland follows at 7 p.m. at the high school with crowning of royalty at half time; 664-8241.

UI Homecoming Concert – Friday, 7:30 p.m., University Auditorium; tickets at the door ,$45 adults/$3 students; 885-6231.

Oktoberfest – Friday, 4:30 p.m., Q’Emiln Riverside Park, Post Falls; includes authentic German food, dancing, music by Uncle Harold’s band, auctions, raffle; sponsored by the Post Falls Historical Society; Kim at 773-4681 or Darian at 773-3810.

Wishing Star Foundation Fund-raiser Golf Tournament – Friday, 2 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Resort golf course; registration is $165/player; to register, contact Jodi at 509-744-3411.

OktoberFish – auction on Friday, at 7:30 p.m. at Vista Bay; fishing derby begins Saturday, 6 a.m. on Lake Pend Oreille at Bayview, runs through Sunday, 3 p.m.; breakfast both derby days at 5:30 a.m.; sponsored by Boileau’s Resort and Marina and Vista Bay resort and Marina; $25 entry fee, register at either sponsor location in Bayview; 683-3170.

Amazing Corn Maze – through Oct. 30; Fridays 4-10 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; and Sundays noon-5 p.m., on Prairie Road south of Highway 53, Hauser; haunted maze will be Oct. 21-22 and 25-29; $7 adults, $5 seniors and ages 5-12; free for age 4 and under; $1 off admission with donation of two nonperishable food items; (509) 242-2668.

North Idaho College Adult Enrollment Workshop – free session Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon at the NIC Sandpoint Center, Sandpoint; reservations, (866) 362-4664 or 666-8017.

Cowboy Barbecue Buffet – featuring Texas rancher and champion bullrider Terry Holland, Saturday, 6-8 p.m. at the Best Western Coeur d’Alene Inn, $30; presented by Stonecroft Ministries; register online at or contact Bev Younglund at (509) 924-1271.

Fall Festival Bazaar – Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 Pennsylvania Ave.; sponsored by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League; activities include white elephant garage sale, bake sale, Oktoberfest-style lunch, raffle drawings and silent auction to benefit local and worldwide missions, proceeds will be matched by Thrivent CDA Basin Chapter #30503; for details, contact Yvonne at 676-9132.

12th Annual International Rosary March for Peace and Morality – Saturday, 10:30 a.m., begins at 23rd Street and Sherman Avenue and proceeds to Independence Point; sponsored by the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Post Falls; walk celebrates the our Lady of Fatima Miracle of the Sun witnessed in 1917; for info, call the church at 773-7442.

Life Skills Workshop for the Divorced – Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Life Skills Northwest, 2023 Sandpoint West Drive, Sandpoint; 265-6796.

Sandpoint Ballroom Dance – Saturday, 8-11 p.m., Oden Hall on Sunnyside Road near Sandpoint; featuring Carl Rey’s Blues Gators; $10 admission; 263-8416.

“Basic Word” Adult Computer Class – Saturday, 8:30-10 a.m. at Post Falls Public Library, 821 Spokane St.; basic computer knowledge is helpful; $5; registration required, call Rebecca at 773-1506.

Hospice Fund-raiser Charles and Gene Blanchard Memorial Golf Tournament – Saturday, 1 p.m. at Stoneridge Golf Course in Blanchard; $50 registration fee includes dinner; $10 dinner only tickets available; tournament in memory of former longtime Blanchard residents who passed away earlier this year; to register, call 437-4653, or 437-3440.

Toastmasters Clubs of the Idaho Panhandle Speech Contest – free to spectators Saturday, 10 a.m. at Coldwell Banker conference room, 2000 Northwest Boulevard, Coeur d’Alene; competition includes humorous and impromptu speech categories with the winners advancing to the district contest on Oct. 29 in Spokane; 664-6359.

“An Evening with Norton Buffalo” and special guests – concert Saturday, 7 p.m. at North Idaho College’s Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium; other musicians include David Aquilar and Lisa Flores; tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show; buy Online at or call the NIC box office at 769-7780.

Cleaning House Sale at Silverwood Theme Park – annual event Saturday, Sunday, and Oct. 8 and 9 at the theme park on North U.S. Highway 95 near Athol; call for details, 683-3400.

Cruise for Kids Fund-raiser – Saturday, at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene; sponsored by the Lake City and Coeur d’Alene High School Booster Clubs; 661-3940 or 765-4675.

Map, Compass and GPS Class – Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Silver Valley Center in Kellogg; instruction on map-reading, and using a compass and global positioning system for recreational and commercial purposes, sponsored by North Idaho College Community Education; $41 registration fee; 769-3224.

Bayview Hurricane Benefit Weekend – Saturday and Sunday, at area businesses in Athol/Bayview; Saturday events include a Cajun Feast and $1,000 cash raffle at Terry’s Cafe from 5-8 p.m., followed by a raffle and live music at 9 p.m. at Captain’s Wheel; Sunday’s events include a poker run at 10 a.m. at Pastime Bar in Athol, and a Penny Pool and Drive at JD’s Resort in Bayview at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck and live music at 4 p.m.; proceeds benefit the Salvation Army Hurricane Katrina Survivor Relief fund; for information or to donate, call 683-9005 or 683-3860.

Panhandle Animal Shelter Dinner and Auction – fund-raiser begins Sunday, with cocktail hour at 4:30 p.m. followed by dinner and auction at 5:30 at The Power House Bar and Grill in Sandpoint; dinner includes choice of three entrees and live music by Peter Lucht; $25 tickets available at the animal shelter or Friends of the Shelter Thrift Shop, 506 Oak St.; 263-4788.

Emile Naoumoff Piano Recital – Sunday, 8 p.m. at University of Idaho Lionel Hamption School of Music Recital Hall, Moscow; tickets $5 adults, $3 students available at door; 885-6231.

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