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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.

Bardenay Fundraiser Dinner for The Kootenai Recovery Community Center @ Bardenay
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please come show your support for The Kootenai Recovery Community Center at Bardenay Restaurant from 5-9pm on Monday, Feb 20. Bardenay is graciously donating 20% of their proceeds from the evening to our organization!

CDA Charter Soup/Chili Cookoff Fundraiser @ CDA Charter Academy
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dozens of delicious soups & chilis made by teachers, parents, and community members. Local celebrity judges will vote as well as “People’s Choice” awards.

Annual Guns & Hoses Charity Ride for Kootenai County Police & Fire Memorial Foundation @ Peak Health and Wellness Center - Post Falls
Mar 3 @ 6:00 am – 11:59 pm

18-hours of games, prizes auction items, bike riding and more.
Come ride for 1-hour or more and enjoy all the events and the party!
Any fitness level welcome!!!
Contact us at 208-773-0601 for more info or to get involved with the ride!

Matt’s Place Foundation Pub Crawl @ Downtown CDA
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Founded in 2015, Matt’s Place Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization created to assist PALS (People with ALS) and their families during their battle with ALS. Its ultimate intention is to provide hope, housing and assistance to families dealing with the ailments of motor neuron disease like ALS, including Parkinson’s and SMA.

We hope to raise funds through sales of Matt’s Place Merchandise, fundraising events, and also by accepting cash and In-kind donation which will be used for the resources, technology and assistive items PALS may need.

Through collaborating with other ALS foundations and like-minded organizations, we also hope to bring greater awareness to ALS, and the need for better treatment options and at some point a cure.

North Idaho Christian School Annual Fundraiser Auction & Dinner @ Coeur d'Alene Resort
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm

NICS annual Fundraiser Dinner and Auction. Raising funds to support continual expansion of academics and technology within the school. Please visit the website at: www.nicsroyals.com for more information.

The Bartenders Ball benefitting Help Every Little Paw @ The Resort Plaza Shops
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Bartenders Ball is an annual fundraiser for Help Every Little Paw. Come Join Coeur d’Alenes Finest Bartenders and Caterers for a great cause.

Cocktails and appetizers provided.

Wine, Stein and Dine, Post Falls Education Foundation Fundraiser @ Greyhound Park & Events Center
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wine, Stein and Dine is an annual fundraiser for the Post Falls Education Foundation to fund innovative classroom grants. Event includes, from over 85 vendors, tasting of microbrews, hard ciders and wine from area wineries, and hot and cold appetizers and desserts from local restaurants. Live music, wine tree raffle, photo booth, complimentary wine or beer glass and silent auction. 21 and over only.
Online ticketing www.pfefwsd.org or at Post Falls locations: Columbia Bank, Mt. West Bank, Yokes, Super 1, Enoteca, Post Falls Chamber and Post Falls School Dist. office

Gold Rush 2017 Presented by the Post Falls Senior Center @ Greyhound Park and Events Center
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm

6th Annual Fundraiser for the Post Falls Senior Center and the Meals on Wheels Program

The Post Falls Senior Center presents Gold Rush 2017

Silent Auction Dinner and Entertainment

Price: $35 – $500
Individual Tickets $35.00 per person Table Sponsors $500.00 for 8 including 2 Drinks and Ad space
Holy Family Catholic School Annual Gala & Auction @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm

2016 Event info:

“Love Does” auction to benefit Holy Family Catholic School: Doors open at 5 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Enjoy dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles and dancing. Call 765-4327 to purchase tickets. Cost: $60/person.

8th Annual Hearts for Homes Dinner and Auction @ Best Western Coeur d'Alene Inn
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Habitat for Humanity of NORTH IDAHO

Hearts for Homes

Annual Dinner & Auction

We are asking for your support for the 8th Annual “Hearts for Homes” Dinner and Auction, which we will be hosting Friday, March 24, 2017. The purpose of the “Hearts for Homes” Auction is to generate funds to support our Home Building Program and A Brush with Kindness, our home repair program. Our goal this year is to raise $75,000. This will only be possible with the help of generous area businesses and individuals like yourself who share a passion for our mission. We wish to thank you in advance for your continued support.

Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization focused on building and preserving simple, decent affordable homes in partnership with families in need. We keep homes affordable through the use of donated time, materials, and money. Homeowners purchase their homes with a no-interest loan.

Habitat has helped more than 6.8 million people worldwide with improved living conditions since 1976. More than 1 million new homes have been built in 70 countries. Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho will complete the 41st new home in Kootenai County this year. Through our newest program, “A Brush with Kindness”, we have expanded our Housing Program to include exterior home repairs, weatherization, and preservation. Families who have repairs done repay the costs for materials, again at no interest. To date, we have completed over 113 repairs with this program. This enables more families to live in secure homes in our county.

Hauser Lake Icebreaker 10K Run – Fundraiser @ Hauser Lake
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Join us for this fun, Annual 10k Run around beautiful Hauser Lake in Hauser, ID on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Race starts at 10AM and is one of the most gorgeous 10K you will ever have the pleasure of experiencing.

The course is a Bloomsday Second Seed Qualifier & USA Track & Field Certified!

This event benefits the special needs dogs in the care of Double J Dog Ranch located in Hauser. You can read more about the awesome work of DJDR at http://www.doublejdogranch.org/

Register TODAY at www.Race360.com/23264

Annual Cowboy Ball Fundraiser for the North Idaho Fairgrounds @ North Idaho Fairgrounds
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Tables are currently available but are close to selling out. To reserve your table call (208) 765-4969

Children’s Village Annual Spring Benefit @ Best Western Plus Coeur d'Alene Inn
Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for an inspiring evening sure to warm your heart and delight your senses.This magical event will include a full service dinner, entertainment and live auction. More details to come!

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and the pinwheel is the national symbol for Child Abuse Prevention.

All proceeds of this event benefit Children’s Village.

Leadman Triathlon at Silver Mountain (Tentative) @ Silver Mountain
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am

TENTATIVE – Based on previous years’ dates.

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.

Spokane River Run @ Riverside State Park
Apr 23 @ 7:30 am

The 14th Annual Spokane River Run, a trail run through Spokane’s Riverside State Park, featuring 5K, 10K, 25K, 50K and 50K team relay courses. This family friendly event is open to all ages and levels of experience. The beautiful and challenging courses are primarily on single-track trails that wind through the thick pine forests of the park between rugged basalt cliffs and the roaring Spokane River. The proceeds benefit Spokane’s Garfield Elementary School APPLE program. Registration fees $19.00 – $67.00. Visit www.spokaneriverrun.com to register or for more information.

Annual Spring Dash – United Way of North Idaho @ McEuen Park
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am

The Annual Spring Dash is a five-mile run to kick off the North Idaho running season…walkers and wheelchairs are welcome! This year’s Spring Dash is a qualifier for Bloomsday’s second seeding. There’s also a Tot-Trot for the little ones.

Proceeds from Spring Dash benefit United Way of North Idaho. As a Spring Dash participant, you will help us build a community that works together to ensure children succeed in school, individuals live healthy lives, and achieve financial stability.

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.

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

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

TeshFiesta 2017 @ Best Western Plus Coeur d'Alene Inn
May 6 @ 5:30 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.
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.

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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.