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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.

Nov
28
Thu
8th Annual Turkey Trot @ The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Thanksgiving is about family so bring your whole family for some family fun! 5k, 10k and 1 mile run/walk options. Strollers and dogs are welcome. Hot cider and raffle items. Proceeds benefit the warming house. Bring cups of soup, coffee, creamer, sugar, hand warmers or socks and get a raffle ticket for each item. go to https://runsignup.com/Race/ID/CoeurdAlene/TurkeyTrotCdA or pick up an application at Fleet Feet, CdA.

Nov
29
Fri
Kootenai Health Foundation Festival of Trees @ Various
Nov 29 – Dec 2 all-day

Friday, November 29

Opening Night Friday d’Lights, 5-8 p.m.

Christmas officially arrives in Coeur d’Alene the day after Thanksgiving. Join us as we ring in the 2019 holiday season with the first opportunity to view the Festival of Trees displays. Bring your family and friends to enjoy entertainment by local artists while viewing the magnificent displays.

  • Open to the public, donations accepted at the door
  • Food and beverages available for purchase

Saturday, November 30

Festival Gala, 5-12 a.m. BUY TICKETS NOW

Join us for an elegant evening at the community’s only black-tie, charitable celebration! Walk the red carpet, partake in holiday spirits, and indulge in a delectable three-course meal while surrounded by the display of ornately- decorated Christmas trees. The fundraising begins with the silent auction and buy-it-now tree sales, or participate in the live tree sale auction followed by entertainment, dancing, and more. This year’s event will be emceed by Robyn Nance and Caiti Bobbitt.

Sunday, December 1

Family Day & Children’s Workshop, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join us for a special day to spend with family and friends! Enjoy viewing the splendid tree displays, face painting, crafts, photo with Santa, and holiday performances by local school groups.

  • Open to the public, donations accepted at the door
  • Food and beverages available for purchase
  • $2 per activity (face-painting, crafts, cookie decorating)

Monday, December 2

Holiday Luncheon, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. BUY TICKETS NOW

Socialize with your family and friends while enjoying a delightful lunch. A chance to view the trees, purchase $5 raffle tickets, enjoy holiday entertainment by Laura Little Productions and emceed by Eve Knudtsen & Kerri Thoreson. Our troupe of actors, singers and dancers will help recreate your favorite holiday memories and reveal the wonders behind Christmas customs from around the globe.

Dec
1
Sun
Ugly Sweater run @ St. Vincent de Paul HELP Center
Dec 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Last year was so fun, let’s do it again! We had over 150 people, let’s make it 250!!!
It’s that time of the year… parties, too much food and drink, and of course ugly Christmas sweaters! Trail Maniacs would like to combine those time honored traditions AND we’ll even throw in a little help for those less fortunate. We are having an Ugly Sweater run. This event is free, but we are accepting gently used jackets, coats, sweaters and blankets for those in need.
Starting at the St. Vincent parking lot at 201 E Harrison Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. We will run 3 to 4 mile (route will depend on weather conditions). Route will most likely include 2nd Street to Tubbs Hill and back, we will finish at Daft Badger. Daft Badger Brewing will have refreshments and a contest for best dressed runner! Voting will start at Daft Badger at 12:00 pm. We will update prizes, but we will have a prize for overall male and female best ugly sweater! Best of all Daft Badger will be offering $1.00 off pints for anyone wearing an ulgy sweater!

Feb
1
Sat
Hospice Wine Taste 2020 @ Coeur d'Alene Resort
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join a community of local philanthropists who support Hospice care for all! Games ~ Prizes ~ Lavish Live Auction ~ Silent Auction ~ Fine Wine ~ Gourmet Appetizers ~ Black Tie Hospice Wine Taste is the community’s choice fundraiser for Hospice of North Idaho. Make a difference for a Hospice patient in our community! TICKETS DO SELL OUT! Don’t Miss the Trip Raffle! Open to the public! Win a $4,995 travel voucher for 8-days on the Aegean Sea including Italy and Greece! Customizable! The winner is drawn at Wine Taste. (Sold separately at www.hospicewinetaste.org , need not be present to win, only 500 tickets available!)

Jun
5
Fri
Family Day in the Park 2020 @ Coeur d'Alene City Park
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!! Annual Family Day in the Park Kick-off to Summer! Over 100 vendors, games, activities, music, beer garden, food court, discounted museum admission, interactive displays, and more!

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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.