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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.

Dec
10
Sat
Reindeer Run 5K – Annual Event @ McEuen Park, City Park, Dike Road
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Please join us for the Third Annual Reindeer Run 5K in downtown Coeur d’Alene. The festive 3.1-mile run is a flat out-and-back course using McEuen Park, City Park and CDA’s “Dike Road.” A portion of the proceeds and any donations will go to Idaho Community Action Food Bank. Please consider bringing food or funds for donation. Cost is $22. All registered participants receive a Reindeer Run pint glass! Registration available in person or by phone at Fleet Feet CDA Big thanks to our sponsors Physio One, CDA Dental Center and Active Family Health.

Photos with Santa at Mother’s Haven – Benefit for Kootenai Humane Society @ Mother's Haven
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Photos with Santa at Mother’s Haven.
S & C Danner Photography will be offering 5 minute sessions with Santa and photos starting at $2.
Multiple print and digital photo options are available for pre-order at your session.
Online order options also available after your session by viewing a watermarked digital photo.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED – 208-676-1300

Jan
1
Sun
Hangover Handicap Fun Run @ By Michael D's Eatery
Jan 1 @ 9:30 am

A great way to begin your new year. Tesh, Inc. is sponsoring it’s 40th Annual 5 Mile Fun Run.

A Reason for Freezen @ Sanders Beach
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm

Are you taking the Polar Bear Plunge at Sanders Beach on January 1? Let’s do it for a reason! AR4F will be collecting SOCKS, JACKETS, BLANKETS, TOWELS before, during and after the plunge. ALL PROCEEDS ARE DONATED TO St. Vincent de Paul of North Idaho!
#warmupcda

Feb
4
Sat
“Toast to Compassion” Hospice of North Idaho’s Annual Wine Taste @ Hayden Lake Country Club
Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

32nd annual wine taste to support the mission of the community’s oldest and only non-profit hospice in providing excellent end-of-life care to all, regardless of their ability to pay.

Feast your palette on the most inspiring collection of food and wines in one place! This event features nearly 200 wines to sample paired with small bites from North Idaho’s finest restaurants. Combine this with unique auction items and the atmosphere of the Hayden Lake Country Club, and you have a recipe for a memorable evening in what would be an otherwise cold day in February.

Annual Wild Salmon Feast – Family Promise of North Idaho @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Feb 4 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring your friends and family to the 9th Annual Wild Salmon Feast – a benefit evening in support of Family Promise of North Idaho. The signature entrée is grilled, wild-caught salmon from the cold waters of Alaska. (A delicious baked chicken is the alternate entrée choice.) The Feast includes dinner, featured music, silent and live auctions and a delicious dessert auction. A no-host bar is also featured. Thank you, in advance, for ‘going wild’ for Family Promise of North Idaho, and giving a ‘hand up’ to families in crisis of homelessness.

Feb
11
Sat
Habitat for Humanity Hearts for Homes Dinner and Auction @ CDA Best Western Inn
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TENTATIVE DATE — 2017 DATE & DETAILS NOT CONFIRMED, DATE BASED ON 2016 EVENT

 

Annual Dinner and Auction event benefits home construction and preservation in Kootenai County

Feb
18
Sat
Krewe d’Alene Mardi Gras Celebration @ CDA Resort Plaza Shops
Feb 18 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Feel as if you are strolling the streets of the French Quarter sampling New Orleans-style fare in a competition between local restaurants. Enjoy a drink in the oldest pub in the US, the famous pirate’s den, Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar. Experience a variety of street entertainment, live music, and artists in action in the tradition Jackson Square. Bid on an artist-crafted mask in our live auction. And enjoy traditional Beignets and Café au Lait in our little street cafe.

Tickets are $50 each for a great evening of food, drink, fun, and dance. Or go in with friends on a Revelry Sponsorship for $250 which includes 4 tickets, name listed on signage at the event and in the event program, and a Mardi Gras gift package including specialty beads, masks, and traditional trinkets.

Mar
4
Sat
Wine, Stein and Dine, Post Falls Education Foundation Fundraiser (TENTATIVE) @ Greyhound Park & Events Center
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

TENTATIVE DATE — 2017 DATE & DETAILS NOT CONFIRMED, DATE BASED ON 2016 EVENT

2016 Info:

Over 85 participating wineries, microbreweries, and restaurants with professional judging. Also included will be a silent auction loaded with some fabulous items and also a wine tree raffle where some great wines can be won with raffle tickets. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

Tickets include food, beverage, and a complimentary wine glass or beer stein.

Tickets available at:
Columbia Bank Branches, Post Falls at Super 1 Foods, Post Falls Chamber of Commerce & Enoteca – Fine Beer & Wine, Post Falls Trading Company Store

Mar
18
Sat
Gold Rush 2017 Presented by the Post Falls Senior Center @ Greyhound Park and Events Center
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm

6th Annual Fundraiser for the Post Falls Senior Center and the Meals on Wheels Program

The Post Falls Senior Center presents Gold Rush 2017

Silent Auction Dinner and Entertainment

Price: $35 – $500
Individual Tickets $35.00 per person Table Sponsors $500.00 for 8 including 2 Drinks and Ad space
Holy Family Catholic School Annual Gala & Auction (TENTATIVE) @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm

TENTATIVE DATE — 2017 DATE & DETAILS NOT CONFIRMED, DATE BASED ON 2016 EVENT

2016 Event info:

“Love Does” auction to benefit Holy Family Catholic School: Doors open at 5 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Enjoy dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles and dancing. Call 765-4327 to purchase tickets. Cost: $60/person.

Apr
8
Sat
Annual Cowboy Ball Fundraiser for the North Idaho Fairgrounds (TENTATIVE) @ North Idaho Fairgrounds
Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

TENTATIVE DATE — 2017 DATE & DETAILS NOT CONFIRMED, DATE BASED ON 2016 EVENT

2016 Event info:

Join us in a fun-filled evening helping raise funds for capital improvements to The Kootenai County Fairgrounds and providing educational scholarships for area youth.

We are currently only selling table sponsorships for this event.

Featuring live performances

5 PM – Doors Open
5:15 PM – Line Dancing Lessons
5:30 PM – Buffet Dinner
6:30 PM – Sam Platts & The Kootenai Three
7:30 PM – Live Auction
8 PM – live music to be determined
9 PM – Best Dressed Winners Announced
Food, Beer & Wine Available • Must be 21
Reserved seating for sponsors still available. Info: 208.765.4969

Jun
9
Fri
Family Day in the Park & Fancy Flea Market @ Coeur d'Alene City Park
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the Date for this exciting Collaborative Event!

Formerly known as Kids Day in the Park, this fun family event will celebrate the last day of school with kid-friendly activities and vendors.

Booths
Food Court
Music
Cultural Activities
Movies
Carousel, Museum, Skate Park

The event will start at noon and run until dark.

Jul
15
Sat
Muddy Miles @ Rathdrum, Idaho
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Save the date!

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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.