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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.

“Anything Goes” Season Premiere @ The Modern Theatre
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm

Kootenai Humane Society is sponsoring the season premiere of Anything Goes, a Broadway block buster fun, and full-speed-ahead giant with madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Your ticket price will include the show, a pre-performance cocktail hour with entertainment. Hors d’oeuvres included with a no-host bar. A portion of the proceeds to benefit our community’s homeless animals.

Run for #271 @ McEuen Park
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please join us for our 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 the Obstacle Run and the Raffle go directly to the schools’ PE Programs!!  This way we help support the teachings of wellness to our kiddos throughout each year as opposed to only one day.

The Kid’s Obstacle Run is a 1-3 .3ish mile lap (depending on age) with 5 obstacles along the route.  This is only for kids 2 yrs and older (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.

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 chip timing.  However, there will be prizes for the top 3 male and female finishers.  Participants get FREE entry to the Play Pen activities.

In addition to the Obstacle Run and the Fun 5k there will also be food trucks, bounce houses, photo booth, lawn games, children’s book characters, 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 anticipated 250 kiddos…we had over 500 and were able to raise $7,800!!  We’re aiming to double thouse numbers, so please sign up today!!

*NOTE: Late registration begins Thursday June 2.*

*NOTE: Tshirts can be ordered until May 21.  We don’t order extra, so please purchase them while you can!*

Fallen Heroes Benefit Ride @ Curlys Hauser Junction
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

We are raising funds to help with the creation and upkeep of our project. The banners were created to honor and remember our Fallen post 9/11. We strive to not only remember our fallen but to educate the public about their lives and the sacrifices that they made for our freedom.

Early registration is $15/$20 and you can order a shirt for ride day! we will be leaving Curleys at 10:30am June 18th travel around northern Idaho then return there for an auction and prizes. Helmet check is available at Curleys!

Shirts are available for purchase here, you will receive them before the ride starts or can be ordered at the event for later pick up.

Please email wafhbp@gmail.com with any questions or comments.

Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour @ Coeur d'Alene area gardens
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 2016 Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, July 10, 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. Price is $15 in advance and $17 on tour day. 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.

Matt’s Place Foundation Charity Golf Classic @ The Highlands Golf Course
Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Four-person scramble golf tournament, BBQ dinner and live auction to benefit Matt’s Place Foundation, which supports people with ALS. Dinner, raffle, and live auction will immediately follow the tournament at Highlands Golf Course. Golf starts at 1 p.m., dinner and live auction starts at 6 p.m.

Raise funds to help people with ALS in North Idaho and Eastern Washington live with dignity, comfort, and support.

Ride for Life @ Ride for Life
Jul 16 all-day

We are excited about our upcoming 16th Annual “Ride For Life” event and want to share with you why we would like you to participate this year.

First question to ask yourself is, “Are you or anyone you know affected by cancer?” I’m sure that the majority of you answered yes. You probably know then how hard it can be on the families and what a financial burden this can be. American Childhood Cancer Organization of the Inland Northwest “ACCOIN” is a non-profit organization that provides assistance to families in need that are dealing with cancer. They help with things such as utility bill assistance, or gasoline for your car to get to a chemotherapy treatment or as simple as just putting food on the table. Medical Insurance does not cover things like this and often they just don’t have the means to pay for these things.

These are our friends, our neighbors and in some cases our own families. Let’s all join together to help them. Remember, all of the money raised by this event stays local in the Inland Northwest. The bottom line is ACCOIN is a great non-profit organization helping children and their families suffering with cancer. They cannot do it without the generous contributions of folk like you. Please join us and “RIDE FOR LIFE.”

To join the ride and participate in the BBQ, Live & Silent Auction, receive a ride shirt and pin, and join in all the fun is only a $25 donation. Doesn’t matter how you roll we need you there. Our Ride Hosts this year are: Cruisers Bar and Grill, Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson, and Renegade Classics

Don’t ride? No problem, come to Curley’s the day of the ride and join us for a BBQ cook off, a live and silent auction, games, and live music. With your help we can continue to support the children because kids can’t fight cancer alone.

This year we are raffling off a Harley Davidson Pub Table and Stool Set, a DPMS Panther AR-15 with Scope and Upgrades, a Motorcycle Hoist, and a M&P Shield 40 Smith and Wesson.

Still need more info? Visit our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Ride-for-Life-177088348999854/ Please come help us support the children!

Muddy Miles @ Rathdrum, Idaho
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

It’s the return of North Idaho’s only family friendly mud race and this year we have found a NEW LOCATION!  This year we are going to have more room, more mud, more concessions, more obstacles, and did we mention MORE MUD!

Thanks to the generosity of Copper Basin Construction, this year’s race will be in Post Falls on the corner of Hwy 41 and Prairie.  We will be providing updates as the race gets closer with directions and parking information.

So what are you waiting for?  Sign up now and then forward this to a friend.  Bring the family or create a team and come celebrate summer with us in the mud.  Proceeds from this event will be used to provide families in need access to quality medical, dental, and mental health experts at Heritage Health.  Let’s serve our community and have a great time, too!

We can’t wait to see you there!

St. Vinny’s Party in the Park (formerly Steak Fry) @ McEuen Park
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy a night at McEuen Park for fun and dancing to the Kelly Hughes Band and  support St. Vincent de Paul’s Family Emergency Services! Tickets available at the St. Vincent de Paul HELP Center & the St Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores.

Relay For Life of Coeur d’Alene @ McEuen Park
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 12:00 am

Relay For Life is the premier fundraising event of the American Cancer Society.

Ales for the Trail Microbrewery Festival 2016 @ McEuen Park
Aug 13 @ 8:40 pm – 9:40 pm


Join us at the newly renovated McEuen Park in downtown Coeur d’Alene for great craft beer from the Northwest and raise funds for the North Idaho Centennial Trail!

Registration is $30 and includes:

  • 6 tickets – 5oz pours each
  • Live Music by The Rub and Strange Brew
  • FUN


Only the first 400 people to register will receive a
commerative cup!  

Tickets available on Eventbrite until August 12th midnight.


:: Want more beer? Additional tickets are available at $2 each.

:: Hungry? Food will also available for purchase.

:: What breweries will be attending? We will have 16 of the area’s finest craft brewers available to sample from, including Slate Creek, Trickster’s Brewing, Daft Badger, Kootenai River, Bale Breaker, Deschutes, Selkirk Abbey, Paradise Creek, Mad Bomber,  Down Draft, Great Northern Brewing, Ninkasi, NoLi

:: What do I need to get in? You MUST have a valid form of Personal Identification to receive alcohol. All patrons will be carded.

:: What if I’m under 21? Minors may attend in the company of a legal guardian but absolutely no one under 21 years of age will be served alcohol.

**Ride your bike to the festival and receive a COOL PRIZE!*

There will even be a SPECIAL VIP Tent for attendees that are members of the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation, sponsored by Advanced Benefits. Come enjoy food, drinks, and swag!

Want access to the tent? Become a member of the trail by going to nictf.org/membership. Your membership allows us to protect, maintain, expand, and advocate for a healthy trail system that will serve our community for years to come. As always we are so grateful for your support!

All proceeds to benefit the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation.

Questions or comments contact greta@nictf.org

Tails at Twilight @ Coeur d'Alene Airport
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tickets on sale July 1, 2016

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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.

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