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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.
Cardboard Box City Coming Friday, September 22nd
We believe kids should not sleep in boxes (because they have to), cars or even couch surf!
You transform lives by taking part in CBC Come sleep in a box or sponsor someone who will!
Construction of the city will be at Community United Methodist Church. This is a one night event at 1470 W. Hanley, CdA.
Registration begins at Registration: 3 PM Friday, Sept 22. The event goes until 8 AM Saturday, September 23, 2017.
Something for everyone, young and old!
Here ‘s the deal:
- Register at www.familypromiseni.org
- Work to pay your ‘rent’ by collecting pledges/donations to be a resident of the Cardboard Box City.
- Set a goal $25, $100, or as high as $1000 (it can and has been done).
- Supply, create, and decorate a home of cardboard to sleep in. (This is where it gets fun!)
- Experience one night of homelessness in the elements. Rain or shine, the event will take place.
- Enjoy a ‘Soup Line’ dinner, continental breakfast, contests, prizes, and the gift of helping others.
You don’t want to let this event pass you by!
- Coeur d’Fondo will showcase beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene and the forest, roads and scenery along Idaho’s Scenic Byway; Highway 97, passing through the communities of Harrison and St. Maries; before finishing back in Coeur d’Alene at the fall Oktoberfest in downtown Coeur d’Alene.
Start to finish times : Competitive and non-competitive options : TAKE THE CHALLENGE.
* Piccolo Fondo – bike 37 miles from Coeur d’Alene to Harrison and take a cruise boat back Coeur d’Alene
* Centro Fondo – Take a cruise boat from Coeur d’Alene to Harrison and bike 47 miles back to Coeur d’Alene
Join us on Saturday, September 23rd from 11am-2pm at CDA City Park under the picnic shelter to Celebrate National Recovery Month and raise support for The Kootenai Recovery Community Center. Enjoy a BBQ, Live Music by NorthWest Skyes along with guest performances by hip hop artists JAWBO and Hercules Gaines and fun activities for the whole family!
Our 11th Annual “Night in Black & White” Auction & Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. This exciting event will gather civic and business leaders and hundreds of community members for an evening of silent and live auctions and a chance to mix and mingle with Club supporters over delectable hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a delicious dinner. This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year. The money raised helps to ensure we can continue to enhance and expand our programs to the youth of our community.
North Idaho College will honor the memory of former student Brian Williams with the eighth annual memorial bike ride at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, beginning at the Slate Creek Brewing Co. at 1710 N 4th Street in Coeur d’Alene.
Williams was 28 years old when he was killed in a plane crash in 2010 while flying over Glacier National Park. He participated in NIC Outdoor Pursuits trips and was involved in a variety of outdoor programs offered through the college. Proceeds will benefit the Brian Williams Memorial Scholarship, which was established to support students studying outdoor leadership at NIC.
The poker ride is appropriate for riders of all ages and will include prizes for the best (and worst) hand at the end of the ride. The event will also include live music from the band “Broken Mantel,” door prizes, and a barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m. at Slate Creek Brewing Co. A $25 donation covers the barbecue, live music, long-sleeve T-shirt and poker ride entry. Participants who don’t want to ride are encouraged to come to the brewery for the other events.
To sign up, call the NIC Outdoors Center at (208) 676-7169.
On September 28th from 4pm to 8pm, we are partnering with Panera Breads for our United Way Diaper Drive! A portion of the proceeds from your order will go towards buying diapers for children in our community.
YOU MUST SHOW A PAPER OR ELECTRONIC COPY OF THE FLYER TO GIVE!
View flyer on our facebook page event (or below)
Heritage Health | Indian Summer Scramble
Receive valuable exposure in our Annual Heritage Health Charity Golf Tournament as a Hole Sponsor. Dentists, Doctors, and Professionals are raising funds for financially vulnerable families to gain access to health care. As a Hole Sponsor, your brand signage and recognition at the Dinner Award Ceremony becomes an automatic Hole In One!
$750.00 – Team + Hole Sponsor
$500.00 – Hole Sponsor (host your hole)
$400.00 – Team Sponsor (4 Golfers + Carts)
Bras on Dudes is a live auction and fashion show featuring decorated bras modeled by local ‘dudes’! All proceeds benefit local cancer charities through The Windermere Foundation.
$30 each/$50 couple in advance; $35 each/$60 couple at the door Include dinner and one drink ticket.
Tickets will be availabe online starting June 1, 2017.
To become a table/event sponsor:
Please contact us if you or your business are interested in purchasing a table or becoming an event sponsor. Tables of eight $180; Sponsorships $250+.
To submit a decorated bra:
Please contact us if you would like to submit a bra for the event. All bras should have a value of $50-$300 which could include accessories, gift certificates, tickets, etc.
To submit a silent auction item:
Please contact us if you would like to submit an item for our silent auction. This could include jewelry, baskets, gift certificates, services (i.e. spas, automotive, lawn care), event tickets, etc.
Thank you to Photography by Luba, Diana Fein, Office Max, Qdoba Mexican Grill, CdA Eagles, A to Z Rental, Ruby Frog Entertainment, Idaho Central Credit Union, Max Photo Booth, Two Reeds, Stacie’s Cakes and Washington Trust Bank for your commitment to our event!
Join us for the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and 16 locations in our region, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Visit our website to register for this event.
The 6th Annual Crosstoberfest is a fund raiser for Team Autism. The weekend features cyclocross bike races, food, beer, and music. Fun spectator event. Racing is open to anyone who wants to try. A kids walk ride on Saturday at Noon. Part of the Wid West Cx Series.
Outfits and fashion accessories are from St. Vincent de Paul’s thrift store and are modeled by local celebrities and friends. Hors d’oeuvres, drawings and lots of fun.
Guardians of the Children Inland Northwest Chapter Annual Biketoberfest Ride.
Get your Rear in Gear Biketoberfest is here!
Saturday October 7th
Registration Starts at 8:30am
KSU @ 10:30am
Route TBD Based on Weather Conditions
Registration and Ride Starts at The Falls Club 611 E Seltice Way in Post Falls Idaho
Ride ends at Curley in Hauser where we will be serving Brats and all the “Fixins”
Live and Silent Auction after the ride! Come bid on some awesome Stuff!
$20 Per person includes Brat dinner at Curleys
Ride Shirts available for extra cost.
Not going on the ride? Join us anyways at Curleys where a Brat Dinner is only $5.
All Proceeds Benefit Guardians of the Children Inland Nortwest Chapter and go to helping local kids!
DON’T LET YOUR SILENCE DROWN OUT THEIR CRIES
Hope4.5k is a Non Profit to Bring AWARENESS For The ORPHAN CRISIS…TO ADVOCATE For The Defenseless & Fatherless & To ASSIST Adoptive Families.
Stomp Out ALS on Saturday, October 7th! Join us for a fun fall harvest festival! HarvestFest 2017 will benefit Matt’s Place Foundation, which provides housing and support for 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.
Watch the mayors of CDA, Hayden and Dalton Gardens compete in a grape-stomping contest, enjoy local wines, microbrews and ciders. We will have traditional Bavarian food options for sale, along with live music by Ron Greene.
This is a paperless ticket, please bring your receipt to the event. Ticket cost covers entry to the event and 2 drink tickets – beer, wine, cider, or non-alcoholic. Additional wine, beer and small plate appetizers are available for purchase.
An evening of fun and generosity supporting the Lutherhaven Fund, making camp available to ALL children regardless of ability to pay. In 2016, 63% of campers came at free or reduced cost thanks to donors like you.
$75 per person. Ticket price includes cruise, dinner, hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, & cider tasting and live music.
Buy your tickets before September 22nd!
*New this year: Tickets will be sold individually. (Instead of by table). You may purchase tickets for your group and there will be plenty of opportunity for your group to be together throughout the evening.
Registration opens at 2:30 pm with a departure by cruise boat from the Coeur d’Alene Resort promptly at 3:30 pm;
Should you choose to drive, festivities will begin at Camp Lutherhaven at 4:30pm.
Boat returns to the resort by approximately 9:00 pm.
Live music; wine, beer, & cider tasting; delicious dinner; meaningful program and a paddle raise to support camp!
Paddle Raise ::
After the dinner program, guests will have the opportunity to raise a paddle to make a 1 to 3 year pledge of support to the Lutherhaven Fund.
Cowboy casual with a touch of “bling!”
Buy your tickets by September 22nd!
This fundraiser helps send our veterans, free of charge, to Washington, D.C., to thank them for their service and to visit the memorials erected in their honor.
5:00 – 6:30pm Registration/Silent Auction Begins/No Host Bar
6:30pm Welcome/Program Begins
6:55pm Dinner Served
Various Auctions End
9:05pm Program Closing
Dinner, Entertainment, Live & Silent Auctions, Liquor & Growler Raffles, 50/50 & Much more
3Cs – Cancer, Community Charities Kootenai County
A variety of Kootenai County charities benefit annually
The fourth annual benefit for Coeur d’Alene School District 271 school libraries, jumping up to a new decade: the 80’s!
There will be music, food, prizes, and a whole lot of dancing.
1980’s attire is strongly encouraged.
Tickets are $40 each.
Dinner and first drink included with ticket (attendees must be 21 or older).
Online sales coming June 2017!
Buy your tickets before September 24, 2017 and get the early bird rate of $30 each.
Join us on Sunday, October 8th for the 5th annual “Run for the Angels 5K Family Fun Day 2017!” This is our signature event and everyone is invited. Not only is there 5K fun run but a ton of other exciting things for the entire family! Jump N2 Fun will be providing jump houses and an obstacle course, cotton candy, face painting, music from Ruby Frog Entertainment photo booth by Happy Camper Photobooth and much more!
The 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.