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Coeur d'Alene Tribe donates to schools

Coeur d'Alene Tribe donates to schools

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe has donated $1.2 million to 52 educational programs in Idaho.

The money is going to support educational efforts ranging from reading, music, arts, science, college scholarship programs and vocational preparation.

The chairman of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, Chief Allen, says the money will allow students to focus on learning.

Most of the money was distributed in Kootenai and Benewah counties in northern Idaho, but some went as far away as Sugar City in eastern Idaho, and Wilder and Meridian in southwest Idaho.

The tribe returns 5 percent of its net gambling revenues to the financial support of education as part of its gambling compact with Idaho.

Students invited to Doodle for Google

Students invited to Doodle for Google

Google is calling all kids to enter the 2014 Doodle for Google competition. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade are invited to enter their doodles interpreting the theme “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…”

Entries being accepted for teen film festival

Entries being accepted for teen film festival

From the Community Library Network:


The Community Library Network invite teens, ages 13 to 18, to enter the Teen Film Festival Video Contest.  Now entering its fifth year, this year’s theme is “Spark a Reaction.”   Entries may be up to five minutes long using the theme.  The deadline for submission is Friday, April 11, midnight.

 

Idaho students invited to enter Holiday Card Contest

Idaho students invited to enter Holiday Card Contest

From the Idaho State Department of Education:


Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna invites elementary students across Idaho to participate in the annual Holiday Card Contest.

 

Illusionist attempts to break Houdini's record

Illusionist attempts to break Houdini's record

Illusionist Jay Owenhouse will attempt to become the fastest person to escape from a straightjacket while hanging upside down - a record of 90 seconds was set by Harry Houdini nearly one hundred years ago.

The event is happening at River Park Square on Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Owenhouse will bring his complete show to the INB Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 28 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Official News Release from Jay Owenhouse:

Even though Harry Houdini died 87 years ago! He still holds the World Record for the Fastest Escape  From A Straight Jacket While Hanging Upside Down! The Record-90 Seconds!

Saturday 9/21 River Square Mall at 2:00pm-World Renown Illusionist and Escape Artist- Jay Owenhouse  will attempt for the first time to break Harry Houdini’s Record of  90 Seconds –With A little added motivation!

It's Called -The Jaws Of Death.. 1200lbs. Of Steel and Razor Sharp Teeth! The 10 inch razor sharp teeth inside the jaws are strategically positioned to puncture every Vital Organ in the Human Body! 

Festival at Sandpoint announces summer concert series

Festival at Sandpoint announces summer concert series

The Festival at Sandpoint announced the line up for this year's annual summer concert series and it doesn't disappoint. 

The 31st season kicks off on August 1st with a show by Grammy ward-winning folk duo the Indigo Girls. The folk theme continues in later shows with Rosanne Cash and the Avett Brothers. Cake and The Steve Miller band will take the stage as well this year. With the exception of Cake, all the shows feature up and coming opening acts.

The Family Concert will be performed by the Spokane Youth Orchestra and Sandpoint's Studio One Dancers. "An Invitation to Dance" will feature ballet selections including a performance of "Sleeping Beauty". At only $6 a ticket it will be a great event for the kids with pre-concert activities like the Instrumental Petting Zoo as well as an actual petting zoo.

The Spokane Symphony will headline the grand finale concert on August 11th. The performance will feature pianist Fransisco Renno and hometown violinist, Jason Moody. A fireworks finale will close the annual festival. 

International Guitar Night returning to Sandpoint

International Guitar Night returning to Sandpoint

 

Sandpoint will once again play host to the International Guitar Night.

The tour will stop at the Panida Theater on Thursday, Feb. 7. Pend Oreille Arts Council is presenting the event, and it is sponsored by the Western States Arts Federation.

“The International Guitar Night is the world's premier touring guitar festival, each show bringing together the most interesting and innovative acoustic guitarists to exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting,” a news release from Pend Oreille Arts Council read.

“For each tour, IGN founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries to join him for special evenings of solos, duets, and quartets that highlight the dexterity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar.”

This year's performers are English jazz guitarist Martin Taylor, Solorazaf from Madagascar, Celso Machado – of Brazil – and American Brian Gore.