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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.

Sep
9
Sat
2017 Break the Silence 5K Walk @ Riverstone Park
Sep 9 all-day

Join us on Saturday, September 9th, for the ninth annual Break the Silence 5K walk, run, jog, (or however you roll), along the picturesque Centennial and Prairie Trails in remembrance of those lost to the completion of suicide; and in effort to raise awareness of this tragic event claiming the lives of loved ones.

The annual “Break the Silence” Walk begins at the beautiful Riverstone Park, a 10-acre park boasting a 60-foot fountain, nestled in the Village at Riverstone. On-site registration and check-in opens at 9:30 AM. At approximately 10:00 AM, the presentation of the colors, a hearty thank-you to our sponsors, and words of welcome from local celebrity, Ellen Travolta, will mark the opening of the event.

This year, walkers will start at Riverstone Park/Centennial Trail junction and travel west on the Centennial Trail to the Prairie Trail connection and head north. The “Break the Silence Loop” sign located at the halfway point of the walk will signify it’s tme to return to Riverstone Park, where light snacks will be waiting. The “Break the Silence” trail will be clearly marked so you won’t get lost!

This is a rain or shine event, so please dress accordingly!

5k Walk – Break the Silence – Suicide Awareness & Prevention @ Riverstone Park
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join us on Saturday, September 9th, for the ninth annual Break the Silence 5K walk, run, jog, (or however you roll), along the picturesque Centennial and Prairie Trails in remembrance of those lost to the completion of suicide; and in effort to raise awareness of this tragic event claiming the lives of loved ones.

The annual “Break the Silence” Walk begins at the beautiful Riverstone Park, a 10-acre park boasting a 60-foot fountain, nestled in the Village at Riverstone. On-site registration and check-in opens at 9:30 AM.

This year, walkers will start at Riverstone Park/Centennial Trail junction and travel west on the Centennial Trail to the Prairie Trail connection and head north. The “Break the Silence Loop” sign located at the halfway point of the walk will signify it’s tme to return to Riverstone Park, where light snacks will be waiting. The “Break the Silence” trail will be clearly marked so you won’t get lost!

Registrations that include the purchase of a 2017 Break the Silence t-shirt must be processed by August 21, 2017. BUT…. if you register after August 21st, or if you realize you really need the 2017 Break the Silence t-shirt in your wardrobe, they will be available for sale the day of the event.

**Suicide survivor resource information and crisis intervention information will be available.**

All proceeds benefit Suicide Prevention Action Network, Idaho.

Sep
10
Sun
Veterans Run hosted by Foundation.Fitness @ Foundation Fitness
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

10K • 5K • 1 mile.
Directions:
Off of I90 take the CdA Northwest Blvd exit, turn south towards downtown. Turn right onto N Lakewood Dr, then right onto W Riverstone Dr, then left onto Beebe Blvd (across from Red Robin), Foundation Fitness is at the end of the road.

Course Description:
Relatively flat with some rolling hills. The course is an out and back course that starts and finishes at Foundation Fitness and goes towards Post Falls on the Centennial trail. The 1 mile course is around the pond in Riverstone.

Awards:
Top three male and female in each age group will receive awards. Age groups are 15 & under, 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75 & over. All participants will receive a finisher medal.

Proceeds:
Go towards the 501c3 non-profite organization, Foundation Fitness. Their mission is to promote physical fitness and its benefits towards good health. The organzation will offer physical health training to the public at an affordable cost with various programs available at no charge for qualifying veterans, youth, and law enforcement.

Entry Cost Information:
$30 per person. $35 the day of race. This fee includes race entry and T-shirt. You are guaranteed a T-shirt if you sign up by September 1st. Race day registration will begin at 8am.

Packet Pickup:
You can pick up your packet on Friday from 12-6pm, Saturday from 8am-2pm, & Sunday at 8am at Foundation Fitness

Bicycle Safety Rodeo @ Trinity Lutheran Church / Yates Funeral Home shared parking between 4th & 5th Streets
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Did You Know?
• Every two minutes, a child is treated in an emergency room for an unintentional cycle-related incident.
• More children are seen in emergency rooms for injuries related to riding toys than any other toy.
• Helmet use is the most effective way to reduce bicycle-related fatalities.
• Non-motorized scooters cause more injuries to kids than any other toy.
• If 85% of all children wore helmets every time they rode their bike for one year, an average of $109 to $142
Trinity Lutheran Church with the guidance and help of many in the community is planning a Bicycle Safety Rodeo in mid-town Coeur d’Alene. This will be just 5 days after school starts and a great time to make sure your child is a safe rider.
More details to come! Mark your calendar!

Sep
14
Thu
Day of Caring 2017 @ Coeur d'Alene
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Now in its 9th year, the signature Day of Caring provides corporate teams, community groups, families, and individuals a chance to experience and contribute to the essential work done by nonprofits every day. Nonprofit agencies benefit from many hands pitching in to help with projects big and small.
Join hundreds of your community neighbors in this one-day giving blitz! Sign up here: http://www.unitedwayofnorthidaho.org/dayofcaring

Sep
16
Sat
CASA Baby Shower hosted by The Lady d’Alene’s @ Human Rights Education Institute
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

You are invited to join the Lady d’Alenes as they host a baby shower to help fill the CASA Kidz Closet.

Please bring a donation valued at $20 (stay tuned for a gift registry to be posted), enjoy complimentary mimosa bar and small bites, learn about the CASA Kidz Closet, and make new friends!

Sep
17
Sun
2017 Coeur d’Alene Race for the Cure @ North Idaho College
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Coeur d’Alene Race for the Cure is Sunday, September 17, 2017 at North Idaho College. Registration is now open. Follow us on Facebook to get all the latest updates. Susan G. Komen Idaho Montana.

2017 Teeing up for Kids Golf Tournament @ The Club at Rock Creek
Sep 17 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for the 12th Annual UPS / United Way Golf Tournament at 12:30pm on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at our new location… The Club at Rock Creek! Proceeds benefit United Way of North Idaho’s Education Impact area, specifically focused on early childhood education and youth literacy. As a golf tournament participant or sponsor, you will help us build a community that works together to ensure children enter school ready to succeed and graduate on time.

Ready to play? For just $140 per person ($560 per team) you will get the chance to play a membership only challenge course. Click the button below to register yourself or your team. Sponsorships are now available! Click here for more information on how your company can be a part of this annual event at an exciting new course!

 

Sep
23
Sat
Coeur d’Fondo Bike Event @ Lake Coeur d'Alene
Sep 23 all-day

(2016 Information)

  • 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

Boys and Girls Club Annual Auction – A Night in Black and White @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm

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.

Sep
24
Sun
St. Vincent de Paul Veterans 5k Run/Walk @ McEuen Park
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am
Veteran’s 5K Run / Walk
An Opportunity to Support our Past, Present and Future Veterans
Registration 9:30am
Race starts at 11:00am
McEuen Park – Downtown Coeur d’Alene
$20 for adults
$10 kids 6 thru 12
All Veterans run FREE
Register at stvincentdepaulcda.org or call 208.416.4726 by September 10 to guarantee a t-shirt
Sep
29
Fri
Heritage Health | Indian Summer Scramble @ Avondale Golf Course
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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 @ Coeur d'Alene Eagles
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

Tickets (21+):
$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!

 

https://www.facebook.com/BrasOnDudes/

Oct
6
Fri
St. Vinny’s Fashion Show @ Best Western Coeur d'Alene Inn
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 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.

Oct
7
Sat
Lutherhaven Boots & Pearls Fundraiser @ Camp Lutherhaven
Oct 7 @ 2:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Purpose ::
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.

Tickets ::
$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.

Time ::
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.

Program ::
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.

Attire ::
Cowboy casual with a touch of “bling!”

Buy your tickets by September 22nd!

Disco Inferno 2017: 80’s Dance Explosion! @ Eagles Lodge
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm

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.

Oct
8
Sun
2017 Run for the Angels & Family Fun Day @ McEuen Field
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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!

Oct
13
Fri
CASA Uncorked @ Hagadone Events Center
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join US at our 5th Annual CASA Uncorked fundraiser.

Court Appointed Special Advocates speak up for the child in the courtroom, focusing exclusively on the child’s best interest. Funds raised will go directly towards training and retaining our advocates.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please call Kristin Ludwig @ 208-660-6707

TICKETS GO ON SALE September 1, 2017.
$1000 Table of 8
$125 single event ticket
Dinner and 2 wine pours included with ticket price

Oct
14
Sat
Hayden Lake Marathon (+ 1/2 Marathon & 1/4 Marathon) @ Honeysuckle Beach
Oct 14 @ 7:00 am

Proceeds from the races go to CHS Cross Country Team, Hayden Senior Center and Hayden Chamber of Commerce.

Enjoy breathtaking views while running past golf courses, lakes, horse pastures, farms, and North Idaho forests. All three distances start and finish at Hayden Lake’s Honeysuckle Beach, a beautiful neighborhood park overlooking Hayden Lake and surrounding mountains.

Located just 10 minutes north of Coeur d’Alene, this unique marathon course goes completely around Hayden Lake on hilly, challenging forest-lined roads.

Come experience North Idaho and its beautiful world-class recreation scenery.

Oct
19
Thu
You Can Create Disney Magic Too with Lee Cockerell @ Hagadone Event Center
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

St Vincent de Paul North Idaho is proud to bring Lee Cockerell to our area for this event! Who is Lee Cockerell?

Lee Cockerell is the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort. “As the Senior Operating Executive for ten years Lee led a team of 40,000 Cast Members and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, a shopping & entertainment village and the ESPN sports and recreation complex in addition to the ancillary operations which supported the number one vacation destination in the world.”

One of Lee’s major and lasting legacies was the creation of Disney Great Leader Strategies which was used to train and develop the 7000 leaders at Walt Disney World. Lee has held various executive positions in the hospitality and entertainment business with Hilton Hotels for 8 years and the Marriott Corporation for 17 years before joining Disney in 1990 to open the Disneyland Paris project.

He is now dedicating his time to public speaking, authoring a book on leadership, management and service excellence titled, Creating Magic…10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney. which is now available in 13 languages and his latest book, The Customer Rules…The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service. Lee also performs leadership and service excellence workshops and consulting for organizations around the world as well as for the Disney Institute.

2 sessions to choose from, an evening VIP Meet & Greet, group discounts & sponsorships are available!!!

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