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NIFamily.com is the companion website to the North Idaho Family Magazine.

The Magazine, the North Idaho Charitable Events (N.I.C.E.) Calendar, and the comprehensive Services Directory are three tools used by the North Idaho Family Group, Inc. (an Idaho nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation) to promote a mission of “healthy families and lifelong learning” in the communities of North Idaho. Visit NIFG.org for more information.

The N.I.C.E. Calendar

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

View the full calendar with other family-friendly events.

Annual Kootenai Co. Task Force on Human Relations Human Rights Banquet @ Best Western CDA Inn
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the Date!

2016 Information:

Featured Keynote Speaker John C. Stocks,
Executive Director of the National Education Association

Topic: Institutional Racism and Human Rights

Five Well known Idahoans will be inducted into Idaho’s Hall of Fame.

Human Rights Education Institute a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting human rights for all citizens in our community through our efforts to strengthen the voices of those who otherwise may not have a strong voice, by promoting human dignity, and by encouraging a more just society.

We provide cultural and historical educational opportunities for all age groups that promote embracing our differences. We teach that diversity is something we should value and not fear through exhibits, speakers, and educational programming. We also provide curriculum for teachers in our community that can be integrated into their daily classwork that promote dignity, compassion, and inclusion for all.

S.O.A.R.I.N.G. Breakfast Fundraiser and Raffle! @ Le Peeps!
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

S.O.A.R.I.N.G. is a non-profit volunteer organization for youth ages 7-17. Kids who have faced health, emotional, social, economic, or other types of adversity can learn, for free about aviation as an incentive to achieve their specific goals.
There are two ways to donate:
1. We are selling raffle tickets for a costomized airplane ride! $5/ticket or 5/$20! There are for sale now and through the event! Please contact us!
2. Le Peeps has also agreed to donate 30% of sales that day to S.O.A.R.I.N.G! So you can bless us and get some delicious breakfast!

Aw$um Auction – Coeur d’Alene Chamber Commodores @ Coeur d'Alene Casino
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

It’s Aw$um Auction TIME!
Saturday, April 29, 2017
The Coeur d’Alene Casino
Starts at 5:00 PM
Reserve Your Room Now!

Limited tickets available – Reserve yours today!
Tickets: $65 per person or $480 per table of 8
(a $40 savings!)

Golf, Spa, Gaming, Sportsbook,
Restaurants and Deals on Rooms!

A party weekend for a cause! Let’s Celebrate!

Donations & Tickets online at:
or call 208.415.0110
Email: brenda@cdachamber.com

11th Annual Sorensen Magnet Auction and Soirée @ Kootenai Fairgrounds
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Annual Sorenson Magnet School for the Arts and Humanities Auction

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders: A Celebration of Leadership & Excellence @ Salvation Army Kroc Center
May 1 @ 7:00 pm

The Salvation Army Kroc Center Advisory Board will be presenting the inaugural Inspirational Community Leader Award and the Dr. Riggs Leadership Scholarship to five high school seniors.
Our featured speaker will be Kristin Armstrong, professional road racing cyclist and Team USA Olympian. Kristin started her Team USA journey as a Junior Olympian in swimming at the age of 17, and went on to win 3 U.S Olympic Gold Medals, three World Titles, and five National Championships in cycling, has completed the IRONMAN World Championship, and is the most decorated female cyclist in U.S history. She is a wife, mother and currently serves as the Community Health Director at St Luke’s Health System in Boise.

Idaho Gives – Statewide Giving Event @ Statewide
May 4 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

Idaho Gives 2017

Idaho Gives is a one-day online giving blitz. It is about philanthropy, ‘friendraising’ and much more. Idaho Gives is about coming together to support the charitable nonprofits that make our state so extraordinary. Make a contribution to one or more of the nonprofits you love, or find a new one to support!

Donate at http://www.idahogives.org

Borah Spring Fling @ Borah Elementary School
May 4 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Coeur d’Alene School District’s annual “block party”. Community partnerships, food, music, and fun!

TeshFiesta 2017 @ Best Western Plus Coeur d'Alene Inn
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

TesFiesta 2017 is a fun-filled evening of food, drinks, entertainment, raffles, auctions, and fun. The 450 individuals with disabilities served by Tesh, Inc. are the recipients of the proceeds from the evening. You will have a wonderful time and make a difference in the lives of those who depend on community support for their next level of independence.

Tesh Fiesta is a party! Come celebrate “Cinco de Mayo” theme, live and silent auction items, great raffles, super fun interactive game, chance to win a trip for 2 to San Luis Cabo, Mexico. Airfare and 4 nights lodging included. Register and buy Mexico trip raffle tickets today on our website – www.teshinc.com.

As a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, all donations to TESH are tax-deductible. Of great note, contributions to Idaho rehabilitation facilities – including TESH – qualify for an additional 50% state income tax credit.

Dancing with the Celebrities to benefit CDA Summer Theatre @ Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dancing with Celebrities
May 6
7:00 pm Show (6:00 pm cocktail hour)

Location: The Coeur D’Alene Casino Resort Hotel: 37914 South Nukwalqw, Worley, ID 83876

General Admission/Open Seating
(Group tables available)

Heidi Rogers
Kiki Miller
Amy Bartoo
LaDonna Beaumont
Tom Torgerson
Mike Kennedy
Steve Roberge
Scott Hough
Michelle Johnson

Dancing with Celebrities is a fun dance competition that is similar to television’s Dancing with the Stars. The event is a fundraiser for the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre where your favorite local celebrities and personalities are paired with professional choreographers to perform a short dance number in the style of their choice. Couples are judged for performance level while the audience votes for their favorite couple via dollars (in cash, check, or credit card). Make it the full experience by enjoying the casino restaurants and gaming before or after the event. Please call the box office (208-660-2958) to learn more about how to book a special discounted room rate for that night only!


Family Promise Golf & Walk Fore Homelessness @ The Links Golf Course
May 12 all-day

The Family Promise of North Idaho Golf and Walk event is a significant funding source for our organization. The day features a one-day family-focused 18 hole golf scramble and family walk-a-thon. Participants collect financial pledges from friends and family which help Family Promise sustain its life changing program for homeless families with children.

2017 Schedule:
1:00 pm Shotgun Start
Walk at 4:30 pm

North Idaho Veterans Stand Down – A Day of Appreciation for Veterans and Families @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

The 24th North Idaho Veterans Stand Down will be held on Saturday, May 13th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 North Government Way in Coeur d’Alene. The event kicks off a program created by St. Vincent de Paul to assist veterans and their families in Eastern Washington and the five Northern Idaho counties with services throughout the year.
The original Stand Down for Veterans was modeled after the Stand Down concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat. Today, Stand Down refers to a community-based intervention program to assist all veterans who are homeless or at risk of being homeless with information and services. The North Idaho Veterans Stand Down also incorporates services for veterans’ dependents. Veterans will have the opportunity to meet personally with VA healthcare and benefits representatives. Organizations that provide medical, dental, counseling, housing, clothing, clothing repair, food assistance, haircuts, massages, and bike repair will be available. A hot meal will be served to all attendees, volunteers, and service providers. Employers with job openings will also be present. Homeless veterans will be eligible to receive military surplus.
The Stand Down is a time for the community to connect with the homeless veteran population and address this crisis that affects every city and state in this country. The “Hand Up Not a Handout” philosophy of the Stand Down is carried out through the work of volunteers and organizations in Northern Idaho.
To volunteer, request more information, or for veterans’ assistance, please contact Eric Swanbeck, Veteran Services Coordinator at St. Vincent de Paul, (208)664-3095 or email at eric@stvincentdepaulcda.org.

Dog d’Alene @ Downtown Coeur d'Alene
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come have a ‘dog gone good day’ downtown Coeur d’Alene filled with vendors, demonstrations, contests, games and more!

Dog d’Alene is an event where the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association gives back to the community. 100% of the profits made from this event helps local dog related shelters, groups and associations. Past groups recieving donations include Kootenai Humane Society, Little Long Dog Dachshund Rescue, Second Chance Pet Rescue and Idaho Diaster Dogs Search and Rescue Team along with others.

Stop Violence Breakfast @ Best West Plus Coeur d'Alene Inn
May 18 @ 7:30 am

Learn how you can help support child victims of physical and/or sexual abuse. RSVP required–call 208.664.9303. or email admin@safepassageid.org for more information. Admission is free, however, donation is requested.

Cheryl Breeden / Learning with Lucky EPIC Golf Tournament @ The Links Golf Club
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Area First Graders Need Your Help! We Are Hosting Our First Golf Tournament on May 20th, 2017 at The Links Golf Club in Post Falls. We are seeking golf teams, hole sponsors, raffle / auction items and cash donations. All proceeds will go to purchase Learning with Lucky reading puppies for area first graders!

50th Anniversary Cruise @ Coeur d'Alene Resort Marina
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre is celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a cruise on beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene, May 25, 2017 at 6pm. Enjoy a delightful evening of history, trivia, anecdotes, drinks, entertainment, and good company. Plus entertainment by past and present Tickets are only $25 and seating is limited. www.cdasummertheatre.com or (208) 660-2958.

From Bach to Rock – Free Concert presented by CDA Charter Academy @ NIC Schuler Performing Arts Center
May 25 @ 6:00 pm

Doors open at 5:30 pm

Limited premium reserved seating available for purchase at www.cdacharter.org

Glassybaby Fundraiser for Idaho Youth Ranch @ Coeur d'Alene Cellars Winery
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Buy your tickets for our Wine, Women & Shoes event (July 26th) and grab some sweet little GlassyBabies for this Summer! Bring your girlfriends and enjoy the patio, while sipping on some of your CDA Cellars favorites.
GlassyBaby is donating 10% of proceeds to Idaho Youth Ranch.

Run for #271 @ McEuen Park
Jun 3 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Please join us for our 6th annual Run for #271 event! The goal of the event is to help promote healthy and happy living to our local youth as well as provide a family-friendly day to the community. In doing so, we’ve made it a priority to ensure that 100% of the proceeds from this event go to our ten local elementary schools!! This way we help support the youth in our community.
The Kid’s Obstacle Run is a 1-3 0.3ish mile lap (depending on age) with 5 obstacles along the route. This is only for kids 2-12 yrs (parents you can walk beside your child if they need assistance). When you sign up, you get to choose which school receives your child’s registration money! If you have no preference, then it will be split equally among the schools. Participants get FREE entry to the Play Pen activities and one FREE raffle ticket.
The Fun 5k is for everyone who want to walk/run 3.1 miles (without obstacles). This is a fun 5k so there will be no timing. However, there will be prizes for the top 3 male and female finishers. Participants get FREE entry to the Play Pen activities and one FREE raffle ticket.
In addition to the Obstacle Run and the Fun 5k there will also be food trucks, bounce houses, lawn games, music, face painting, and so much more!! We also will be holding a Raffle with some AMAZING prizes (tickets included with every race entry). If you don’t want to register for the race, but want your child to participate in the fun, you may buy them a Play Pass which will grant you entry to the extra activities.
Last year we had over 800 participants and raised nearly $18,000!! Our goal is to raise $25,000 this year, so please sign up today!!
*NOTE: Late registration begins Wednesday, May 31.*
*NOTE: Tshirts can be ordered until May 26. We don’t order extra, so please purchase them while you can!*

Family Day in the Park & Fancy Flea Market @ Coeur d'Alene City Park
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the Date for this exciting Collaborative Event!

The North Idaho Family Group (NIFG) is an Idaho 501(c)3 non profit. It is a membership and program driven group whose mission is Healthy Families and Life Long Learning. NIFG is a backbone organization that will produce the annual Family Day in the Parks event in the spirit of the former collaborative, nonprofit based, Kids Day in the Park with a greatly expanded venue, schedule of events, audience and opportunities.

The event will give families a lastday of school activity that is free to the public and lasts until after dark.

Cultural Activities
Carousel, Museum, Skate Park

The event will start at noon and run until dark.

5th Annual Bay Trail Fun Run @ Trinity at City Beach
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Celebrate the beginning of summer and help protect a treasured waterfront trail by joining the Bay Trail Fun Run 5k/10k race. The Fun Run is both a competitive timed race and a family fun run—proceeds benefit the Friends of the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail, the Idaho Conservation League and their efforts to steward and expand the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail. Kids 12 and under are free. There are awards for top finishers in each age division, a great silent auction, t-shirts and freebies for all!

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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.