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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.

View the full calendar with other family-friendly events.

Heritage Health Charity Golf Tournament @ Avondale Golf Club
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm

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Come and join us in our 5th Annual Heritage Health Charity Golf Tournament.    Dentists, doctors, and professionals are raising funds for financially vulnerable families to gain access to health care.  The shotgun start will be at 1:00 pm. The Awards Luncheon will follow immediately after the tournament is completed with food provided by Buffalo Wild Wings.  Thank you to Avondale Golf Club for helping make this tournament happen!

Bras on Dudes @ Coeur d'Alene Eagles
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for an evening of hilarity at BRAS ON DUDES!  Live Bra Auction and Fashion show, Music, Silent Auction and FUN!  Register now to reserve your seat!!  Space is limited.  Ticket price include 1 drink and hor d’oeuvres.

All Proceeds from this event benefit cancer patients in North Idaho, providing financial assistance during treatment.  Funds are facilitated by Your Friend, Pamela Faye, Inc., a 501c3 organization filling unmet community needs.

Boots & Pearls @ Lutherhaven @ Camp Lutherhaven
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The third annual Lutherhaven Boots & Pearls Hootenanny will be extra special as we celebrate all God’s been up to on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene since 1946.

2016 is the 70th Anniversary of Lutherhaven Ministries!

Time ::

Registration opens at 2:30 pm with a departure by cruise boat from the Coeur d’Alene Resort promptly at 3:30 pm; boat returns to the resort by approximately 9:00 pm.

Should you choose to drive, festivities will begin at Camp Lutherhaven at 4:30pm.

Guests who ride the boat have free valet parking at the CdA Resort.

Purpose ::

An evening of fun and generosity supporting the Lutherhaven Fund, making camp available to ALL children regardless of ability to pay. In 2015, 62% of campers came at free or reduced cost thanks to donors like you.

Tickets ::

$75 per person, $600 per table of 8. Tables are hosted. Ticket price includes cruise, dinner, hors d’oeuvres, wine/beer tasting and live music.

Be a Table Host! ::

Table Host Responsibilities…

Rally a group of 8 fun & generous folks who love camp to share a table at the event (you should plan to invite more than you need to fill a table of 8).
Register as an official Table Host by June 30th and pay table registration of $600.
Facilitate the collection of ticket fees either by gathering them from your table guests or sponsoring the table yourself as an individual or company.
Provide guest list to Kristi Rietze, Director of Philanthropy- kristi@lutherhaven.com by August 31, 2016. You will be emailed a link to register your guests.

Program ::

Live music; wine & beer 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.

Attire ::

Cowboy casual with a touch of “bling!”

Lodging ::

Make a weekend of it! Reserve a room at the CdA Resort! Book soon to ensure availability ~ 208.765.4000

Disco Inferno @ Eagles Lodge
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm

The third annual benefit for Coeur d’Alene School District 271 school libraries, coming back foxier than ever.

There will be music, food, prizes, and a whole lot of dancing.
1970’s disco attire is strongly encouraged.

Tickets are $40 each.

Dinner and first drink included with ticket (attendees must be 21 or older).

Buy your tickets before September 25, 2016 and get the early bird rate of $30 each.

Run for the Angels Family Fun Day @ McEuen Park
Oct 2 all-day

Join us on Sunday, October 2nd for the 5th annual “Run for the Angels 5K Family Fun Day 2016!” This is our signature event and everyone is invited. Not only is there 5K fun run but a ton of other fun 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! Click here to register and for schedule of events

CASA Uncorked @ Hagadone Events Center
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for the premier wine event of the season! Enjoy delicious foods and drinks, raffles, auctions, lots of wine trees, giveaways throughout the evening and lots of surprises!

CASA Uncorked! is the largest event fundraiser of the year benefiting North Idaho CASA so you can feel good raising money while you are having fun,

North Idaho Harvest Festival @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Two-day (Oct 7&8) family fun packed event with vendors from around the area! There will be lots of locally made delicious food, local brews, great music, and plenty of entertainment for the kids! Portions benefit Cd’A FoodBank.

Cardboard Box City @ Community United Methodist Church) @ Community United Methodist Church
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 8 @ 10:00 am

What is it? Cardboard Box City is an awareness/fundraiser event for FPNI.
Where is it? Community United Methodist Church-1470 W. Hanley-Coeur d’Alene ID 83815
How it works….

Friends, families or groups can register to participate on line at www.familypromiseni.org or call 777-4190 for a packet.
Collect pledges and sponsors for your night in Cardboard Box City-We are asking for a goal of $125.00 per person.
Supply and decorate a home of cardboard.
Help raise awareness about the many homeless families here in North Idaho and get a t-shirt and wrist band!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Special Performance benefitting Sunrise Rotary & Cd’A Summer Theatre @ Best Western Plus Cd'A Inn
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm
Chili Cook-off & Dog Walk to benefit Kootenai Humane Society @ Kootenai Humane Society & North Idaho Cider
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join us for the second annual chili cook-off at North Idaho Cider!  Enter your favorite recipe of chili to win some great prizes!  And join us for our annual Drool Stampede Dog Walk!  It will start at KHS and end at North Idaho Cider!  Check out our homepage for details!

Stomp Out Stigma 5k – Shoshone county S.A.V.E coalition @ The Snake Pit
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The SOS 5k is an out and back course that winds along a flat, paved path with breathtaking river views along North Idaho’s historic rails to trails. Plenty of parking available.   The 5K Run starts at 10:00 AM and the Fun Walk/Run starts at 10:30 AM   The race start and stop location is at the Enaville Trail Head (across from The Snake Pit Restaurant)  Across The Line Timing is providing timing for the Event! 

Tesh Pathways to Independence @ Coeur d'Alene Resort
Oct 12 @ 7:30 am

Annual Fundraiser for Tesh. No cost to attend. An “ask” will be included in the presentation. Funding supports people of all ages with disabilities who are seeking greater independence, self sufficiency and participation in their community.

Maison de Couture Fashion Show – St. Vincent de Paul @ Best Western Coeur d'Alene Inn
Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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.

@ K2 Equestrian Center
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Junk2Funk Eco-Fashion Show – Kootenai Environmental Alliance @ Coeur d’Alene Eagles
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm

2016 Junk2Funk Eco-Fashion Show

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 6:30PM

   Coeur d’Alene Eagles – 209 Sherman Ave, downtown

Come Enjoy a collection of eco-friendly fashions by local artists. All runway creations are made from everyday “junk”, “trash” and recycled materials.  New this year – Mirrors for Live Auction. Artistically embellished mirrors sold to the highest bidder!

Creative Kids Eco-Fashion Show

Same Day, Same Place – Just $5
1:00 pm

A Martini Affair @ Season's
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Don’t miss one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. Join us for a Martini Affair at Seasons Fresh Grill and Bar in Coeur d’Alene. Tickets are $50 and include a buffet dinner and complimentary beverage. (You must be age 21 or over to attend.) You’ll also have a chance to win raffle prizes and bid on exciting donated items during our live auction. RSVP today at safepassageid.org or call (208) 664-9303.

Hawktoberfest @ Holy Family Catholic School
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Looking for a fun way for your family to spend a Friday evening while also helping out those in need in the community?

If the answer is yes, then Hawktoberfest—an event hosted by Holy Family Catholic School—is the ticket for you. On October 21st from 5:30-8:30 p.m., kids ages one to 101 can enjoy exciting carnival games, fun prizes, a cake walk, face painting, a bounce house and dinner at the school, located on the corner of Kathleen and Atlas in Coeur d’ Alene.

The price of admission is a non-perishable food item, which Holy Family will donate to the St. Pius and Coeur d’Alene food banks. Game tickets (4 for $1) and dinner tickets ($5 each) will be sold at the door. Dinner includes pulled pork, baked beans, potato salad and a drink.

Besides serving as a collection for the local food banks, Hawktoberfest is also a fundraiser for the school, which is celebrating its 21st year. Holy Family provides an affordable, high-quality and fully-accredited education program for 220+ students, Pre-K through 8th grade. Aside from rigorous academics, HFCS offers spiritual development, competitive sports, advanced technology, extracurricular activities and community service opportunities.

“We invite everyone to attend Hawktoberfest, enjoy some great food and entertainment, and experience for themselves Holy Family’s welcoming and friendly environment,” says Holy Family Catholic School principal Bridgit Arkoosh.

3Cs Fall Fest Hoedown “Diamonds, Boots, and Spurs” @ Best Western Cd'A Inn
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Put on your cowboy hat and boots and join us for our 2016 Fall Fest Hoedown Fundraiser “Diamonds, Boots and Spurs” to be held on October 22, 2016 at the Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Price for the event will be $45 per person which includes a big buffet, fabulous Live and Silent Auctions, a 50/50 Money Pot Raffle and our popular “Buckets of Liquor and Wine Raffle.

We will have great entertainment featuring the amazing Blazen Divaz Dance Group and lots of fabulous fiddle and guitar music performed by Justin Sherfey, the 2016 National Fiddle Champion and Drew Miller, the 2016 National Guitar Champion, who accompanied 100 fiddlers at the National Championships in June of this year.  They are both 18 years old and graduating from high school this year!

For reservations call Marcia Saunders at 208-773-4909 or email her at mtsaunders1@roadrunner.com

The Silent and Live Auction Committee is collecting items for both auctions at this time.  If you are able to donate a basket or items to put into a basket, please call Bobbi Freeman at 208-667-1479 or Pat Rathbun at 208-667-3736.

If you would like to contribute a bottle of liquor or wine for our raffle, please call Sharon Reynolds at 208-762-9959

For additional information, please call Chair Bobbi Freeman at 208-667-1479

Emerge Day of the Dead Fundraiser @ emerge
Oct 27 all-day


Heritage Health Toast & Taste @ Coming Soon
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm

Save the Date!  On Thursday, October 27th join us for our biannual Toast & Taste event for a fun, casual night of food and drinks and a silent auction.  This event is held twice a year to ensure members of all the communities in which we serve, from the greater Coeur d’Alene area to the Silver Valley, to have a chance to join in efforts to raise funds.  All proceeds from the Toast & Taste events go to our Maryellen Fund.

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