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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.

10th Annual UPS/United Way Golf Classic
Aug 6 all-day

The 2016 UPS / United Way Teeing Up For Kids Golf Tournament will be August 6, 2016 at the Coeur d’Alene Public Golf Club. All funds raised help support early childhood education initiatives in our communities.

Children are our most precious commodity. Statistics show students who are reading at grade level entering 4th grade are six times more likely to graduate on time. The first three years of learning to read are greatly impacted by how ready children are entering kindergarten. In Kootenai County, 40% of children are not prepared to begin the learning process. That’s why we are putting unprecedented energy, focus and resources on education. That’s what it will take to ensure all children come to school ready to succeed, reading at grade level, able to navigate middle school, graduate high school on time and ready to go on to college or work.
Our Kindergarten Readiness initiative strives to involve parents and caregivers during the powerful early learning years from birth to five. You often hear that, “kids don’t come with instruction manuals.” Programs like Ready! for Kindergarten, an evidence based program and United Way’s Kindergarten Readiness Calendars teach parents the developmental activities and learning opportunities to use with their children to make sure that they will be successful in education and life.

You can help UPS and United Way of North Idaho keep these programs strong. Come participate in the upcoming 11th Annual Golf Classic to be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Coeur d’Alene Public Golf Club in Coeur d’Alene. There are a number of ways to help: Become a Sponsor · Register a team of golfers · or Donate an auction item or raffle prize. Proceeds from the Teeing Up for Kids Golf Tournament benefit United Way of North Idaho’s Education Impact Area. As a golf tournament participant, sponsor or volunteer, you will help us build a community that works together to ensure children are ready to enter and succeed in school, and graduate on time.

If you or your company is interested in sponsorship, please contact United Way of North Idaho at 208-667-8112 or email Mark@UnitedWayofNorthIdaho.org.

Scott Wemple Memorial Golf Tournament @ Avondale Golf Course
Aug 7 @ 11:30 am

Please join us on Sunday, August 7th to remember the life of Scott Wemple while raising money for some awesome local charities at the 5th Annual Scott Wemple Memorial Tournament.

Registration and check-in starts at 11:30am, shotgun start at 1:00pm.

In order to to register, please call the Avondale Pro Shop at 208-772-5963 and ask to reserve a team spot for the Scott Wemple Memorial Golf Tournament.

Pay in advance: $80 for non-members, $45 for Avondale members
Day of tournament: $85 for non-members, $50 for Avondale members

Proceeds benefit the Scott Wemple Memorial Scholarship Fund & North Idaho CASA.

We look forward to seeing you on the course!

Ales for the Trail Microbrewery Festival 2016 @ McEuen Park
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 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

Boys & Girls Club 10th Black & White Annual Auction & Dinner @ Coeur 'dAlene Resort
Sep 10 @ 5:30 pm

http://www.northidahobgc.org/blackandwhiteauction Buy tickets NOW!

Bike MS @ Silver Mountain Resort
Sep 17 @ 8:00 am – Sep 18 @ 9:00 am

Bike MS offers a combination of beautiful scenery, outstanding people and, of course, a great cause. Whichever route you choose, it will be the most rewarding journey you’ll ever make. So, register as an individual or form a team, and start training and fundraising today!

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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.