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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.

Kelly McNabb Fundraiser @ Frontier Ice Arena
Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm

Kelly was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. He is currently undergoing radiation with chemotherapy pills. Please join us April 1st for dinner, silent auction, live music from The Powers Band and Hockey! All proceeds will help support Kelly through this time.

Hauser Lake Icebreaker 10K Run – Fundraiser @ Hauser Lake
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Join us for this fun, Annual 10k Run around beautiful Hauser Lake in Hauser, ID on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Race starts at 10AM and is one of the most gorgeous 10K you will ever have the pleasure of experiencing.

The course is a Bloomsday Second Seed Qualifier & USA Track & Field Certified!

This event benefits the special needs dogs in the care of Double J Dog Ranch located in Hauser. You can read more about the awesome work of DJDR at http://www.doublejdogranch.org/

Register TODAY at www.Race360.com/23264

CASA Ray of Hope Luncheon – Shoshone County @ SMC Outreach Center
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

One hour lunch spreading awareness about the hundreds of local victims of child abuse and neglect.

A speaker will share their story of abuse and recovery. We will also celebrate local guardian angels and CASA partners in child protection.

Free lunch while you lean how you can help local victims of child abuse.

Invite a friend or two to join you!

RSVP Today! http://www.northidahocasa.com/2017roh.html

CASA Ray of Hope Luncheon – Coeur d’Alene @ Coeur d'Alene Resort
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

One hour lunch spreading awareness about the hundreds of local victims of child abuse and neglect.

A teen speaker will share her story of abuse and recovery. We will also celebrate local guardian angels and CASA partners in child protection.

Free lunch while you lean how you can help local victims of child abuse.

Invite a friend or two to join you!

RSVP Today! http://www.northidahocasa.com/2017roh.html

CASA Ray of Hope Luncheon – St. Maries @ St. Maries Eagles Lodge
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

One hour lunch spreading awareness about the hundreds of local victims of child abuse and neglect.

A teen speaker will share her story of abuse and recovery. We will also celebrate local guardian angels and CASA partners in child protection.

Free lunch while you lean how you can help local victims of child abuse.

Invite a friend or two to join you!

RSVP Today! http://www.northidahocasa.com/2017roh.html

Annual Cowboy Ball Fundraiser for the North Idaho Fairgrounds @ North Idaho Fairgrounds
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Tables are currently available but are close to selling out. To reserve your table call (208) 765-4969

H.I.K.E. Hop 5K @ Higgens Point
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Coeur d’Alene Job’s Daughters in raising money for the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund by participating in this Easter-themed community fun walk/run!

This 5k starts at the Higgens Point boat launch and stretches along the beautiful Coeur d’Alene Parkway. All proceeds go to helping families with children who need hearing devices.

Tickets are $20. Participants will receive a shirt and bunny ears. Find more information, purchase tickets, and/or donate at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hike-hop-2017-tickets-26141732626

Walk for Autism Awareness in North Idaho @ Veterans Memorial, McEuen Park
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Panhandle Autism Society is excited about our 7th annual Walk for Autism Awareness in North Idaho! Last year we were humbled by our communities participation and support with over 700 individuals participating in the event! This event is the biggest fundraiser for autism awareness in the North Idaho area. All proceeds go to benefit the Panhandle Autism Society.  The donations are used exclusively to benefit families and individuals in North Idaho whose lives are impacted by autism.

The funds from last years walkk helped contribute to: Funding  over $10,000 in local individual grants, 2 new groups were added, for a total of 5 social and support groups, 100 parents were able to attend our Fall ‘Social Thinking” Conference for FREE, we were able to continue our mission to train law enforcment and 1st responders in North Idaho and surrounding areas and much more. Thank YOU North Idaho as none of this is possible with out your SUPPORT!

Register by March 31st, 2017, Registrants AFTER this date CANNOT be guaranteed a tshirt!

The Family Registration Discount Pricing Options are ONLY available until 3-31-17!!! After this time ONLY individual registration will be open for $20.00 per registrant!

This is a 1/2 mile family friendly walk! Activities include:  Raffles which include a iPad mini with $50 iTunes card, a bounce house, team sign making  and really cool awareness items sales.  Check back for more vendors and activities as we confirm participation.

Come join us for a morning of awareness, family time and community! Remember the Biggest TEAM wins a $50 gift card of their choice! The 2017 Walk for Autism Awareness is on April 8th, 2017 at McEuen Park in beautiful downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho!.  Day of walk Registration WITHOUT a Tshirt guarantee  begins at 9 am and the walk begins at 10 am.  RAIN OR SHINE

Tshirts available after the walk with registration after March 31st, 2017 ONLY IF AVAILABLE ie. There are some leftover.

Sweethearts’ Ball – A Spring Soiree @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

The Sweethearts’ Ball is a great way to celebrate life, while making a difference in the lives of cancer survivors in Idaho, Washington, Montana and Oregon. Our mission is to relieve the financial pressures that so many families face, by creating a funding vehicle that provides major support for Camp Journey.

Please join us for an exciting night with a wonderful Silent Auction, Live Auction, a delightful 3 Course Meal, Live Music and Dancing. The 5th annual Sweethearts’ Ball will be on April 8th 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Resort convention center ballroom. This is an evening full of love and fun as our community comes together to raise money for such a great cause and event for Camp Journey.

Cocktail Social Hour / Silent Auction / Live Auction / 3 Course Meal / Raffle Prizes / Live Music / Themed with All White Attire / Best Dressed Prize Award

Children’s Village Annual Spring Benefit @ Best Western Plus Coeur d'Alene Inn
Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for an inspiring evening sure to warm your heart and delight your senses.This magical event will include a full service dinner, entertainment and live auction. More details to come!

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and the pinwheel is the national symbol for Child Abuse Prevention.

All proceeds of this event benefit Children’s Village.

ICARE Fundraiser at LePeep! @ LePeep
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Proceeds go to ICARE, a non-profit child abuse prevention agency serving Kootenai County since 1992.

5th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt and Fundraiser @ Ponderosa Elementary School
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Come join in the Easter festivities!

Take part in the FREE Easter Egg Hunt and stay for all the extra fun booths


1-3 at 11:30

4-6 at 12:30

7-10 at 1:30

Proceeds to benefit Purrs4Life and their spay/neuter program.

Wine & Tapas for Climate Action CDA @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Apr 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an intimate evening of wine and delicious tapas all for a good cause! Only 25 tickets available. Contact suzannemarshall13@gmail.com for tickets and information

Team Autism 24/7 presents: Life Animated @ Panida Theater
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm

Team Autism 24/7 presents Life Animated, a coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood. Fundraiser. Tickets available at door.

Leadman Triathlon at Silver Mountain (Tentative) @ Silver Mountain
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am

TENTATIVE – Based on previous years’ dates.

This ski, bike and run off-road triathlon is the perfect way to wrap up your winter season and a great fundraiser for local charities.

Spokane River Run @ Riverside State Park
Apr 23 @ 7:30 am

The 14th Annual Spokane River Run, a trail run through Spokane’s Riverside State Park, featuring 5K, 10K, 25K, 50K and 50K team relay courses. This family friendly event is open to all ages and levels of experience. The beautiful and challenging courses are primarily on single-track trails that wind through the thick pine forests of the park between rugged basalt cliffs and the roaring Spokane River. The proceeds benefit Spokane’s Garfield Elementary School APPLE program. Registration fees $19.00 – $67.00. Visit www.spokaneriverrun.com to register or for more information.

Annual Spring Dash – United Way of North Idaho @ McEuen Park
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am

The Annual Spring Dash is a five-mile run to kick off the North Idaho running season…walkers and wheelchairs are welcome! This year’s Spring Dash is a qualifier for Bloomsday’s second seeding. There’s also a Tot-Trot for the little ones.

Proceeds from Spring Dash benefit United Way of North Idaho. As a Spring Dash participant, you will help us build a community that works together to ensure children succeed in school, individuals live healthy lives, and achieve financial stability.

Annual Kootenai Co. Task Force on Human Relations Human Rights Banquet @ Best Western CDA Inn
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the Date!

2016 Information:

Featured Keynote Speaker John C. Stocks,
Executive Director of the National Education Association

Topic: Institutional Racism and Human Rights

Five Well known Idahoans will be inducted into Idaho’s Hall of Fame.

Human Rights Education Institute a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting human rights for all citizens in our community through our efforts to strengthen the voices of those who otherwise may not have a strong voice, by promoting human dignity, and by encouraging a more just society.

We provide cultural and historical educational opportunities for all age groups that promote embracing our differences. We teach that diversity is something we should value and not fear through exhibits, speakers, and educational programming. We also provide curriculum for teachers in our community that can be integrated into their daily classwork that promote dignity, compassion, and inclusion for all.

S.O.A.R.I.N.G. Breakfast Fundraiser and Raffle! @ Le Peeps!
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

S.O.A.R.I.N.G. is a non-profit volunteer organization for youth ages 7-17. Kids who have faced health, emotional, social, economic, or other types of adversity can learn, for free about aviation as an incentive to achieve their specific goals.
There are two ways to donate:
1. We are selling raffle tickets for a costomized airplane ride! $5/ticket or 5/$20! There are for sale now and through the event! Please contact us!
2. Le Peeps has also agreed to donate 30% of sales that day to S.O.A.R.I.N.G! So you can bless us and get some delicious breakfast!

Aw$um Auction – Coeur d’Alene Chamber Commodores @ Coeur d'Alene Casino
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

It’s Aw$um Auction TIME!
Saturday, April 29, 2017
The Coeur d’Alene Casino
Starts at 5:00 PM
Reserve Your Room Now!

Limited tickets available – Reserve yours today!
Tickets: $65 per person or $480 per table of 8
(a $40 savings!)

Golf, Spa, Gaming, Sportsbook,
Restaurants and Deals on Rooms!

A party weekend for a cause! Let’s Celebrate!

Donations & Tickets online at:
or call 208.415.0110
Email: brenda@cdachamber.com

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