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Custer's Grass Band bringing down-home bluegrass: Custer’s Grass Band, one of the Northwest’s premiere bluegrass bands, is bringing old time bluegrass to Bonners Ferry and the Pearl Theater Saturday night, and the opener is from Bonners Ferry. "We're all lookin' forward to playing together again," the band posted on their Facebook page. "Hard to believe this all started back in 1972!"
Girls Awake! coming to the Pearl: Six charismatic girls rise up with fists and flowers for human rights. The Pearl Theater presents Girl, Awake!, an original production by Brook Bassett, performed by six girls between the ages of 10 and 17 in two performances at The Pearl Theater. Different performances each day present different issues, so audiences may attend one or both.
4-H Know Your Government registration opening: The Idaho 4-H Know Your Government Conference will be held February 16 to 18 in Boise providing 4-H members in the eighth and ninth grades a state level opportunity for furthering the objectives of community pride, and registration opens next week.
Fall Jazz coming to NIC: Everyone is invited to the Fall Jazz Concert at North Idaho College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 8, in the Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center. The first jazz concert of the year at NIC, it will feature music performances by Cardinal Vocal Jazz directed by Max Mendez and the NIC Jazz Ensemble directed by Bryan Hannaford.
Community Choir rehearsals underway: The Bonners Ferry Community Choir welcomes Julie McLeish as its new director and Jeff Hunsaker as accompanist as rehearsals for the coming Christmas season are under way. Rehearsals will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. each Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, through December 11.
Book release at the Boundary County Museum: In the turn-of-the-twentieth-century Northwest, the lives and passions of an American physician and her Swedish naturalist husband helped shape a territory on the cusp of change. A new book, "The Dreamer and the Doctor," by Jack Nisbet, will be featured at a book release at the museum Saturday, November 10.
Daniel Moses Botkin to debut solo album at the Pearl: As the front man for hometown favorite Runaway Symphony, singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Moses Botkin has stepped out on his own for his spectacular debut solo album, "Shadows on the Earth." He chose only his favorite venues, including his hometown Pearl theater, to introduce his new music.
Larry Myer playing Northwoods: The Northwoods Tavern, Naples, will feature a one man show by Larry Myer in an "old fart" concert beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, October 19. "Yes, 6 p.m.!" said resident comedian Rick Reed, "because we all want to be in bed by 10!"
Iron Mike's to 'Burn it Up for Brian:' Iron Mike's Family Fitness is hosting "Burn it Up for Brian," a fundraiser event for Brian Ashby and his family. The local logger was recently diagnosed with cancer, already in an advanced stage. "Burn it Up for Brian" takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 27.
Halloween Paint One On coming up: A Halloween special "Paint One On" is taking place from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 28, at Heart Rock Wines, 6371 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry, and this time, the class is going to include a Halloween-themed bottle painting experience as well as the traditional painting on canvas!
Gearing up for the turkey trot: It’s not too early to be thinking about Thanksgiving morning’s Turkey Trot, which kicks off at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22.  It's become as much a Thanksgiving tradition in Bonners Ferry as pumpkin pie, and there'll even be some of that for runners at the finish line!
Third annual 9B Quilt Show this weekend: The 9B Quilters third annual Quilt Show will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 12 at the Boundary County Fairgrounds, and those wishing to display their works have until Tuesday, October 9, to get their entry forms in to any local quilt/fabric shops. Quilts will be accepted for the show from 8 a.m. until noon Friday.
Kids invited to enter holiday card contest: The Idaho State Department of Education is now accepting Holiday Card Contest submissions from Idaho kindergarten through sixth grade students. Winning entries from each grade level will be published on the State Department of Education website, and one drawing will be selected for use as the department’s official holiday card.
LCSC Choir to perform at the Lincoln Center: The Lewis-Clark State College Concert Choir has been invited to sing at the Lincoln Center in New York next June as both part of a festival choir and to perform “Song of the Salish Chief.” The performances will be held June 1-4 in Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center.
Trego coming to rock the Pearl: Earlier this year, word came out; "we're changing our name. After seven years playing as Folkinception we've made the decision to continue our musical journey under a new moniker ... Trego." They've had an exciting 2018 with numerous festivals and recording projects, and on Saturday, October 6, this amazing band will be in Bonners Ferry.
Art Church to present fall mushroom workshop: Former Boundary County resident and mushroom expert Art Church will be offering a special fall mushroom class and field trip at 9 a.m. Monday, September 24, beginning at the Boundary County Extension Office. This class will emphasize proper precautions and safety when gathering wild edible mushrooms.
Zags making pilgrimage to Cataldo Mission: Some 120 Gonzaga University students, Jesuits, faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends are expected to take part Saturday, September 15, in the university’s 49th annual pilgrimage to the historic Mission of the Sacred Heart, or Cataldo Mission, in Cataldo, Idaho.
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Boundary County: The Boundary County Museum will be hosting “The CCC in Idaho: Building Our State While Supporting People in Hard Times.” Guest speakers are Patricia Hart, University of Idaho, and Ivar Nelson, former director of the University of Idaho Press. The Museum is proud to welcome these noted members of the Speakers Bureau to Bonners Ferry at 7 p.m. Saturday, September 22.
Last county P&R ORV course of the season September 28: The Boundary County Sheriff’s Office will host the Idaho State Parks and Rec approved riding course for young rider to earn their certification card allowing them to ride legally on Forest Service Roads on Friday, September 28.
Reach for the stars with ISAS: High school juniors, are you interested in space exploration? If so, the Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars Program is now available to you! This is a NASA-developed course on space exploration through Idaho Digital Learning that teaches a broad range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Hearts Open Wide'Hearts Open Wide' an amazing experience: Yet again, a performance by local performers, in a production written by a local playwright, has raised murmurs both nights of its opening weekend, "how is it that one small town is blessed with such amazing talent?" "Hearts Open Wide" is an amazing amalgam of music, choreography, imagery and poignancy that would be as well received on Broadway as it has been on the stage at the Pearl Theater.
Howloween Town needs ghouls: Second Chance Animal Adoption's spooktacular Howloween Town is coming up soon, and volunteers are needed to help make it yet another frightful success! Volunteers are needed to help build props, including the maze, taking tickets during the event, building and running the game booth, providing meals for volunteers and much more.
Centennial Creston Valley Fall Fair coming: This year’s Creston Valley Fall Fair marks its centennial, and the whole community will be celebrating 100 years with lots of events planned for Friday through Sunday, September 7-9. There will be live, local entertainment on the stage in the arena both nights, and on Friday night they will have a cake cutting ceremony to mark the special occasion!
Thank you Ronnigers for Farm to Table: August 18 was the Farm to Table Dinner at Ronniger's Organic Farm. It was a dazzling Saturday evening in a more magical setting than you've ever seen on Pinterest. Generous donations from a multitude of local farms and farm lovers enabled the Ronnigers to donate over $1,100 towards the Valley View Kindergarten Playground Seed Money Goal.
'The CCC in Idaho' coming to Boundary County: What did Naples, Bonners Ferry, Porthill, Twenty Mile Creek, Skin Creek and Smith Creek have in common dating back to 1934 and 1935? The answer is: Camps! Those years were the most active years for the CCC in Boundary County. The Civilian Conservation Corps was the first, most far-reaching, longest-lived and possibly the best-loved of the “New Deal” public relief programs.
Showing of Rodin works at Gonzaga in September: The exhibition “Rodin: Truth Form Life / Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections” will be on display in the Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University, E200 Desmet Avenue, Spokane, from September 8 through January 5. A free public reception will be held from 4-7 p.m., Friday, September 7.
Historical Society sets Copeland Cemetery tour: In 1892, the U.S. Government conducted land surveys in the Copeland area; the present day site of the Copeland Cemetery being part of this survey. In 1905, a piece of land comprised of 80 acres was purchased as a homestead and resold one month later.
Hearts Open Wide coming to the Pearl: The Pearl Theater presents Hearts Open Wide, an original musical production conceived by Paul Rawlings, created and directed in collaboration with Jesse Tobin. The show opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 31 and continues for three more performances on Saturday, September 1, and Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Riverside Music Festival August 25 in Potlatch: They'll be welcoming the crowds to the 2018 Return to Riverside Music Festival in  Potlatch, Idaho, on Saturday, August 25. This annual event celebrates country music of all genres with the addition of historical displays related to the original Riverside venue.
Half of new local band to play the fair Saturday: Vanity, Vanity is a new rock band from Bonners Ferry, and all in the community are invited to hear their "lighter" side from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Boundary County Fair as two members put on a show! This is your chance to hear them quieter and simpler than usual as lead singer Savannah Symonds and bassist/rhythm guitarist Hannah Willis play a set of mostly originals.
Emerald Creek Garnet area closing early: The Emerald Creek Garnet Area will be closed for the season starting Monday, August 20, and will be operating on reduced hours until then. To provide an opportunity for digging through the weekend, the site will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, August 17, through Sunday, August 19. The Emerald Creek Garnet Area typically closes September 4.
Rotary gearing up for 16th Kootenai River Ride: Members of the Rotary Club of Bonners Ferry are gearing up for their 16th annual Kootenai River Ride, one of the most scenic and enjoyable organized rides anywhere. With 100K, 60K and 16K paved routes, there's a ride suitable for all riders, and each route boasts vivid fall colors and spectacular scenery.
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