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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 to promote a mission of "healthy families and lifelong learning" in the communities of North Idaho.

The North Idaho Family Group is a membership-driven, communications & marketing coalition serving nonprofits and business members. Visit NIFG.org for more information.

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

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

Planning an event? You can still see our historical calendar with previous years' events.

Jan
27
Tue
Banff/Mountain Fever Film Festival @ Kroc Center
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm

Tickets are available now at CDA Zip's Drive-in on Sherman, Vertical
Earth, Camera Corral and Two Wheeler Dealer in Hayden, Idaho. Learn
more about the shows at www.mountain-fever.com/cda. All proceeds
benefit The Satipo Kids Project and & The Kroc's 3rd Grade Swim
Program.

Jan
30
Fri
Minecraft at Gizmo @ Gizmo-CdA
Jan 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 Play and learn on our kid/teen-safe server with knowledgeable staff
around to answer your Minecraft questions!
Kids and teens can play Minecraft under our supervision and explore
digital creation on Gizmo's own server. They can learn how to create
skins, install mods, learn about adventure maps, setting up a server
or connect to existing servers so they can play in multi-player mode
with everyone there. Kids and teens can also learn how to convert
Minecraft objects to 3D models, and then test out the 3D printer!
Moreover they can do it while interacting with their friends in both
the virtual and the real world.
We have a limited amount of computers and log ins. $5 fee for Gizmo's
computer & $5 fee for Gizmo's Login

4 Fridays, Starting January 30th, 4:00-6:00 $40 + some fees may apply

Feb
2
Mon
Nurturing Skills for Families Parenting class @ Betty Keifer Elementary
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Topics Include:
Empathy, Understanding Discipline, Growth & Development, Understanding Feelings, Rewards & Punishment, Redirection, Self-Worth & Personal Power, Keeping Kids Drug Free, Family Rules, Child Safety, Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop.

Advance sign up required 208-676-1515

Cost: $85

Feb
6
Fri
Trailhead Grade School Retreat @ Camp Lutherhaven
Feb 6 – Feb 8 all-day

 You can count on great speakers, awesome devotions and Bible study, wild games, campfires, fantastic food, and caring leaders. $69 price includes meals, lodging and program.

Minecraft at Gizmo @ Gizmo-CdA
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 Play and learn on our kid/teen-safe server with knowledgeable staff
around to answer your Minecraft questions!
Kids and teens can play Minecraft under our supervision and explore
digital creation on Gizmo's own server. They can learn how to create
skins, install mods, learn about adventure maps, setting up a server
or connect to existing servers so they can play in multi-player mode
with everyone there. Kids and teens can also learn how to convert
Minecraft objects to 3D models, and then test out the 3D printer!
Moreover they can do it while interacting with their friends in both
the virtual and the real world.
We have a limited amount of computers and log ins. $5 fee for Gizmo's
computer & $5 fee for Gizmo's Login

4 Fridays, Starting January 30th, 4:00-6:00 $40 + some fees may apply

Feb
7
Sat
Northern Regional Winter Games Special Olympics @ Kellogg Middle School
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am
“Toast to Compassion” Hospice of North Idaho’s 30th Annual Wine Taste @ Hayden Lake Country Club
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm

This is our 30th annual wine taste and Auction. This black-tie optional event features over 200 wines to sample, food from North Idaho's best restaurants, and silent and live auctions. This event sells out every year, so tickets should be purchased early! Buy tickets at www.HospiceWineTaste.org.

6TH ANNUAL HEARTS FOR HOMES DINNER AND AUCTION @ Best Western Coeur d' Alene Inn
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for our 6th Annual Hearts for Homes Dinner and Auction Fundraiser February 7, 2015!
Event will be held at the Best Western Coeur d'Alene Inn and Emceed by Mark Peterson, KXLY.
Purchase your ticket today to ensure seating.

Feb
9
Mon
Nurturing Skills for Families Parenting class @ Betty Keifer Elementary
Feb 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Topics Include:
Empathy, Understanding Discipline, Growth & Development, Understanding Feelings, Rewards & Punishment, Redirection, Self-Worth & Personal Power, Keeping Kids Drug Free, Family Rules, Child Safety, Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop.

Advance sign up required 208-676-1515

Cost: $85

Feb
10
Tue
Younger Onset Dementia @ KROC Center
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Find out about the important aspects that need to be considered when dementia is diagnosed for those who are younger than 65 years of age.

Feb
11
Wed
Sandpoint Winter Carnival
Feb 11 – Feb 22 all-day

Our 2015 Winter Carnival events includes such favorites from past years as the very hot Cirque de Sandpoint, the K9 Keg Pull and lots of events at Schweitzer, plus some other favorites including the Parade of Lights (back by popular demand) and the always-delicious Winter Bites (formerly known as the Taste of Sandpoint) gourmet tasting event.

Feb
12
Thu
School’s Out Day Camp @ The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center Coeur d'Alene
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am

What better way to spend the day off of school while parents are busy at work than spending a day at the Kroc! Your 6–13 year old youth will be entertained and supervised by Kroc Attendant staff who also work in The Zone, After School Program, the climbing wall and the gym. Camp days are jam packed with all The Kroc has to offer, with days including a variety of the following activities: swimming, rock climbing, gym games, art, cooking and more! A daily fee is charged for each session and lunch and 2 snacks are provided. Please remember to bring swim suit, towel and close toed shoes to every day of camp! Gold $28, Silver/Public $35

Yoga Night (Millennial Meetup) @ Coeur d'Alene Public Library
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The evening will include fun, healthy-living talks, snacks and a yoga session. All for free! Beginners and experts welcome and please bring a mat if you have one. For adults in their 20s and 30s.

Feb
13
Fri
Minecraft at Gizmo @ Gizmo-CdA
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 Play and learn on our kid/teen-safe server with knowledgeable staff
around to answer your Minecraft questions!
Kids and teens can play Minecraft under our supervision and explore
digital creation on Gizmo's own server. They can learn how to create
skins, install mods, learn about adventure maps, setting up a server
or connect to existing servers so they can play in multi-player mode
with everyone there. Kids and teens can also learn how to convert
Minecraft objects to 3D models, and then test out the 3D printer!
Moreover they can do it while interacting with their friends in both
the virtual and the real world.
We have a limited amount of computers and log ins. $5 fee for Gizmo's
computer & $5 fee for Gizmo's Login

4 Fridays, Starting January 30th, 4:00-6:00 $40 + some fees may apply

The Chocolate Affair
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 Coeur d'Alene's favorite winter event! Chocolate samples throughout the Downtown.

Feb
14
Sat
7th Annual Wild Salmon Feast @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Feb 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your Valentine to this popular benefit evening in support of Family Promise of North Idaho. The signature entrée is grilled, wild-caught salmon from the cold waters of Bristol Bay, Alaska. (A delicious baked chicken is the alternate entrée choice.) The Feast includes dinner, featured music, silent and live auctions and a delicious dessert auction. A no-host bar is also featured. Thank you, in advance, for ‘going wild’ for Family Promise of North Idaho, and giving a ‘hand up’ to families in crisis of homelessness.

Feb
16
Mon
School’s Out Day Camp @ The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center Coeur d'Alene
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am

What better way to spend the day off of school while parents are busy at work than spending a day at the Kroc! Your 6–13 year old youth will be entertained and supervised by Kroc Attendant staff who also work in The Zone, After School Program, the climbing wall and the gym. Camp days are jam packed with all The Kroc has to offer, with days including a variety of the following activities: swimming, rock climbing, gym games, art, cooking and more! A daily fee is charged for each session and lunch and 2 snacks are provided. Please remember to bring swim suit, towel and close toed shoes to every day of camp!

Nurturing Skills for Families Parenting class @ Betty Keifer Elementary
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Topics Include:
Empathy, Understanding Discipline, Growth & Development, Understanding Feelings, Rewards & Punishment, Redirection, Self-Worth & Personal Power, Keeping Kids Drug Free, Family Rules, Child Safety, Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop.

Advance sign up required 208-676-1515

Cost: $85

Feb
17
Tue
Free Movie: Gravity @ The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center Coeur d'Alene
Feb 17 @ 5:30 pm

13+ and adults welcome. Doors open at 2pm. Seating is on a first come basis. The Kroc Center is able to offer free movies and fun events in Coeur d'Alene through the continued support of local donors and community members like you.Parents, please review movies to determine if they are appropriate for your family. We recommend www.commonsensemedia.org.

Feb
20
Fri
Tom Sherry KREM 2nd Harvest Food Drive @ Lookout Pass
Feb 20 all-day

Be part of a good cause hosted by Tom Sherry from KREM! Bring up cans of food and get a lift ticket!

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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.