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The N.I.C.E. Calendar just got NICER!

We’re pleased to announce our new, more user-friendly charitable events calendar. 

For easy event-planning, the calendar below displays BENEFITS & FUNDRAISING EVENTS only. 

View the full calendar with other family-friendly events.

4th Annual Empty Bowls @ Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center
Mar 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Eleven area restaurants will provide specialty soups for Empty Bowls.

The fundraiser also includes a silent auction, including some of the bowls.

A portion of funds collected for the food bank in March and April will be matched by the Greene Idaho Foundation, a nonprofit which distributes bingo proceeds generated at the Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls.

4th Annual Cowboy Ball @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us in a fun-filled evening helping raise funds for capital improvements to The Kootenai County Fairgrounds and providing educational scholarships for area youth.

Children’s Village Annual Spring Auction ~ Jazz Garden Party @ Best Western Coeur d'Alene Inn
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm

Our annual Spring Auction is the largest fundraiser of the year benefiting Children’s Village. This year will be a Jazz Garden Party theme with delicious southern food & live jazz performances.

St Vinny’s Comedy Night @ Coeur d' Alene Resort
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm

 Tickets are $20 + $1 service fee
Tickets purchased online will be available at will-call the night of the event.

Please note: If you would like to purchase a table for 8 @$250.00 per table, please contact Barb at: 208-416-4716

Hope Run @ Farwell Elementary
Apr 11 @ 9:31 pm

All Proceeds benefit The American Childhood Cancer Organization of the Inland Northwest

March for Babies
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am

 March of Dimes Fundraiser

9th Annual Spring Fling Auction\Dinner\Fundraiser @ St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church
Apr 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

 Please join us and help support our yearly fundraiser for NICYC!

33rd Annual Spring Dash @ Bank of America
Apr 19 @ 8:00 am

 All profits benefit the United Way of Kootenai County.

Best Western Chili Cook Off , 4th Annual @ Best Western Coeur d'Alene Inn
Apr 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Local companies compete for Grand Champion and Peoples Choice Award at a non sanctioned tasting event. Includes beer tasting. Open to the public. 100% of proceeds go to local food banks.

Leadman 2015 @ Silver Mountain
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am

 This ski, bike and run off-road triathlon is the perfect way to wrap up your winter season and a great fundraiser for local charities.

CASA Ray of Hope Breakfast @ Coeur d'Alene Resort
Apr 30 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how CASA gives hope to abused and neglected children in northern Idaho. Our special guest speaker is Kailamai Hansen, who wrote the book, “Out of Darkness: My Journey Through Foster Care,” about her experiences as a foster child in Coeur d’Alene and how her CASA made a difference in her life. *Please RSVP by April 20,2015, as there is limited seating. *This is an annual fundraising event for North Idaho CASA, which is a non-profit organization. CASA advocates for the best interests of north Idaho children who are part of Child Protection court cases in the 5 northern counties of Idaho.

Toast and Taste @ Shoshone Golf Course
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Heritage Health! Toast and incredible beverage selection and taste light appetizers catered by Flavor Fusion Catering. All proceeds from this fundraiser will help patients in the Shoshone County through our Healthy Neighbors Fund. Tickets are $35 dollars and include beer samples and heavy appetizers.

22nd Annual North Idaho Veteran Stand Down @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

 Annual event to provide services to homeless and disadvantaged veterans from the five northern counties. 

Good Times for a Good Cause @ Bardenay
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 20% of food proceeds go to Heritage Health 

Great Strides @ Gonzaga University/ Jundt Art Museum
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am

 Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 

Fry Healthcare 7th Annual Golf Tournament
Jun 12 all-day
Relay for Life of Coeur d’ Alene @ Kootenai Count yFairgrounds
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 13 @ 6:00 am

 Benefits the American Cancer Society

CDA Garden Tour @ Coeur d'Alene and surrounding communities
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 18th annual CDA Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, July 12, from 11am to 4pm. The tour will feature several unique and beautiful gardens, all diverse with inspirational ideas to take home. Live music and artisan vendors will be stationed throughout the gardens with garden-related items for sale, including the coveted Collector’s Garden Poster.
Tickets will be available at most local garden centers in early June. This is a self-guided tour so guests can begin and end as they wish. Maps are included on the tickets. Proceeds of the tour benefit local charities and NIC Dual Enrollment Scholarships.

Butterflies & Memories @ The Village at Orchard Ridge
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for an evening of entertainment, food and butterflies! Gaze in wonder as nearly 400 butterflies are released, while helping to raise funds for compassionate, charitable care.

Muddy Miles
Jul 18 all-day

 More information to come

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nice250The North Idaho Charitable Events (NICE) Calendar is a comprehensive listing featuring events and fundraising activities from area nonprofit agencies. Created in 2008, it’s your go-to source for promoting and planning fundraisers and all other events.

POST your events here as soon as your dates are confirmed.
USE it to plan your event, avoid duplication and get better attendance.