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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.

Oct
21
Sat
Monster Mash Dash 5K @ Veterans Memorial, McEuen Park
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

REGISTER TODAY!!!!!!!!
AT www.monstermashcda.com

Lace up your running shoes and choose your costumes! The inaugural Monster Mash Dash 5k is here! The Monster Mash 5k provides friends and family of all fitness levels the unique opportunity to run through beautiful downtown Coeur d’ Alene in their craziest and most creative costumes. The event is scheduled to take place in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho’s McEuen Park on October 21, 2017. Race proceeds benefit Specialized Needs Recreation! The 5k course guides runners along the Centennial Trail and ends at the Avista Pavilion in McEuen Park. Sign your kids up for the 1 mile Halloween Costume Kids Run! After crossing the finish line participants can enjoy music and refreshments. Children can enjoy trick or treating, jumphouses and games at the Kids Fall Festival. Adults who are interested may participate in the Post Race Pub Crawl down Sherman Avenue!
Registration is only $25.00 for Adults!
$20.00 registration for children 12 and younger!
Children 5 years and younger can participate for free!

Prices will increase over time so don’t wait! REGISTER TODAY!!!!!

Register online at www.monstermashcda.com

Running Shoes 4 Kids Harvest Run
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come and enjoy age based races, obstacle course, face painting, and more! It’s a race the whole family can enjoy races start at age 3 and go all the way up to a 1 mile citizen race. There are prizes and raffles through out the event. All to benefit running shoes 4 kids!

Taste of the Frontier – Pints, Vines, & More
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For an Evening of Beer, Wine, Whiskey and Cigar Tasting including pairing with Executive Chef Nick food pairings
Our Friends from Moon Dollars Bistro will be here helping as well with the Whiskey Tasting and they have some amazing games and Raffle items
We will be having a small silent auction and a few Raffle Items up for Grabs
Funds raised during this event will be used to help with emergency food kits for our seniors during the winter

Ticket Price is $35.00 Per person

Taste of the Frontier – Pints, Vines, & More @ Post Falls Senior Center
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For an Evening of Beer, Wine, Whiskey and Cigar Tasting including pairing with Executive Chef Nick food pairings

Our Friends from Moon Dollars Bistro will be here helping as well with the Whiskey Tasting and they have some amazing games and Raffle items

We will be having a small silent auction and a few Raffle Items up for Grabs

Funds raised during this event will be used to help with emergency food kits for our seniors during the winter

Ticket Price is $35.00 Per person

Oct
24
Tue
Kegs for a Cause: BikeCDA @ The Growler Guys
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We have another awesome nonprofit event planned at the Cd’A TGG! BikeCDA will be here on October 24th from 4pm-7pm. During this time $1 from every pint and 20% of food will be donated to this local nonprofit organization.

Oct
27
Fri
Howloween Town @ Second Chance Animal Adoption
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Annual Haunted House, come for the fun, stay for the fright.

Volunteers Needed!

Enjoy our Theatre performances, Mine Shaft, Mad Science Lab, Spider Tunnel, Graveyard, Haunted Forrest, Boadwalk Games and More!!!

Entrance is by Cash Donation, all proceeds go to helping the animals in our shelter.

October 27th, 28th & 31st. 6pm -10pm

For More Information Call:
208-267-2815

Oct
28
Sat
The Coeur d’Oween Bash @ Best Western Plus CDA Inn
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Why should the kids have all the fun? Join Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre and the Coeur d’Alene Sunrise Rotary Club for a fun costume gala, The Coeur d’Oween Bash, Saturday, October 28 at the Best Western Coeur d’Alene Inn. This fun event kicks off at 5:30pm and features a silent auction, raffles, and fabulous entertainment by the Rhythm Dawgs. Dance, dine, and drink with us at this delightfully festive party that will get you in the Halloween spirit!

Howloween Town @ Second Chance Animal Adoption
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Annual Haunted House, come for the fun, stay for the fright.

Volunteers Needed!

Enjoy our Theatre performances, Mine Shaft, Mad Science Lab, Spider Tunnel, Graveyard, Haunted Forrest, Boadwalk Games and More!!!

Entrance is by Cash Donation, all proceeds go to helping the animals in our shelter.

October 27th, 28th & 31st. 6pm -10pm

For More Information Call:
208-267-2815

North Idaho Life Masquerade Charity Ball @ Greyhound Park and Event Center
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 12:00 am

North Idaho Life is hosting a one-of-a-kind Masquerade Ball benefitting the kiddos at Children’s Village! The kind of thing you’ve only dreamed about or seen in a movie, but it will be real and it will be epic! Join us for an evening full of champagne, paparazzi, a Grande cuisine dinner by Satay Bistro, aerial performers, a nine-piece funk band and a live DJ to finish out the night. No expenses are spared for the most epic party of the century!

Oct
31
Tue
Howloween Town @ Second Chance Animal Adoption
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Annual Haunted House, come for the fun, stay for the fright.

Volunteers Needed!

Enjoy our Theatre performances, Mine Shaft, Mad Science Lab, Spider Tunnel, Graveyard, Haunted Forrest, Boadwalk Games and More!!!

Entrance is by Cash Donation, all proceeds go to helping the animals in our shelter.

October 27th, 28th & 31st. 6pm -10pm

For More Information Call:
208-267-2815

Nov
4
Sat
Winter Swap @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Winter Swap is the largest winter sports event in North Idaho and it returns Nov. 4 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds from 9am to 3pm.

Thousands of new and used skis, snowboards, winter clothing and more will be available at some of the lowest prices available anywhere.

Admission is $5 and children under 12 are free. Entry to Winter Swap includes a drawing for free season passes and other great prizes.

For more information, including how to register your items to sell, please visit www.winterswap.org

Winter Swap is sponsored and organized by the all-volunteer Lookout Pass Ski Patrol. The Lookout Patrol was founded in 1938 and is one of the oldest members of the National Ski Patrol in the country.

Winter Swap
Public Item Registration — Friday Nov. 3 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Winter Swap — Saturday Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Check & Item Pickup — Sunday Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to Noon

 

A Night of Hearts and Horses 2nd Annual Fundraiser @ Running W Therapeutic Riding Center
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A great night of community awareness to help support our therapeutic riding and Hippotherapy programs for children and adults with special needs or disabiities. Great BBQ dinner, beer and wine. Silent and live auction plus much more.
Live music provided by the Ryan Larson Band.
It was amazing last year and this year it will be that and more!!!

Give Hunger the Bird – Post Falls Food Bank @ Stan-Craft Boat Co
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You are cordially invited to our annual Give Hunger the Bird event on November 4, 2017, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Please come support our mission of serving those struggling in poverty in Kootenai County.

For more information call us at 208-773-0139!

Come enjoy good company, good food, good music, all for a great cause!

Nov
10
Fri
Operation Veteran Smiles @ Generations Dental
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Veterans in need of dental work. Generations Dental and Implants Northwest providing support. Will provide free treatment for a procedure to homeless and in-need military veterans. Volunteers will be here to aid those individuals that day, but can make appointments for Nov 10th, 2017 as well. Call 208-664-9225 or visit our website for contact info. GenerationsDentalCDA.com

Operation Veteran Smiles @ Orban Family Dental
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Veterans Day is coming up soon and we believe a simple thank you is just not enough. We teamed up with Generations Dental and Implants Northwest to provide FREE dental care for a procedure to homeless and in need military veterans on Friday, November 10th. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call our office at 208-667-1546 or visit our website at orbanfamilydental.com.
Veterans will need proof of status, i.e. DD 214 (Separation from Military) or Valid ID such as a VA or military retired card.

Nov
16
Thu
SOUPort the End Of Homelessness – St. Vincent de Paul @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Best booth contests, raffles, best soup around! More info to come.

Nov
17
Fri
Library Holiday Craft Fair @ Coeur d'Alene Public Library
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Coeur d’Alene Public Library Craft Fair features locally handcrafted items. Sales benefit the Friends of the Library. Vendor spaces are still available contact dtownsend@cdalibrary.org for information.

Nov
18
Sat
Dirty Bird Trail Run @ McEuen Park
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Welcome to our 6th Annual Dirty Bird Trail Run.
***Please read***

This is an impromptu trail run for a good cause. We will be collecting food and donation for the local food bank/ homeless shelter.
* Please park on the east side of McEuen Park (City Hall Parking lot) I will have my truck and you can drop off your donation there. My truck is a 1998 white chevy with the TALL canopy. I will have the tailgate open for your donation.
***LET’S FILL THE TRUCK UP!!!!
The run will start at the McEuen Park Band Shell. From band shell we will run to the 3rd street entrance and run around Tubbs Hill (counter clock wise) and back to the band shell. This is a fun run, all we ask for is a can food item for the food bank.
Route: 2.5(ish) mile trail run (course will be marked)
* After the run we can warm up at Fine Brewed.
Fine Brewed will offer all runners $3 breakfast croissant sandwiches. And they have daily coffee specials 🙂
After swing by Fleet Feet Sports Coeur d’ Alene and pick up some gear… you deserve it!

For more information contact Dave Dutro 208-457-2726

Library Holiday Craft Fair @ Coeur d'Alene Public Library
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Coeur d’Alene Public Library Craft Fair features locally handcrafted items. Sales benefit the Friends of the Library. Vendor spaces are still available contact dtownsend@cdalibrary.org for information.

Nov
19
Sun
Reading for the Library @ Coeur d' Alene Public Library Community Room
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm

Please come discuss the novel, “Idaho”, written by Emily Ruskovich, Emily will read and take discussion questions. The evening will begin with Soul Cafe soup, bread, and desserts. Wine and beer will also be available.

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