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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.

Borah Elementary Marketplace @ Borah Elementary
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am

Borah Elementary Marketplace is an event for vendors, crafters, businesses to showcase their items while supporting Borah Elementary.
$40 for Vendor Booth
Free to the public

Coeur d’Alene Christian School Craft Fair @ Coeur d'Alene Christian School
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Coeur d’Alene Christian School Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fourth and Hanley, Dalton Gardens, free admission, lunch available, 772-7118, ccsoffice@dgchurch.org

Spirit of Christmas Holiday Bazaar @ Peace Lutheran Church
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Spirit of Christmas Holiday Bazaar, Peace Lutheran Church, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 8134 N. Meyer Road, Post Falls, 765-0727, Bake sale of homemade cookies and treats sold by the pound, Children’s Workshop, quilts for sale by the Dorcas Quilting group. Soup, sandwiches and coffee for lunch.

Royal Raffle & Benefit Ball @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm

Classical Christian Academy would like to invite you to be part of this year’s Royal Raffle & Benefit Ball! This is a wonderful fund raising event with dining, dancing, fun and prizes. Enjoy this year’s event and help support CCA!

Fair Trade Festival & Missions Celebration @ First Presbyterian Church
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Save the Date: The missions team invites everyone to our annual Fair Trade Festival & Missions Celebration on Sunday, December 6, 8am – 1pm in the gym. Please join us to learn more about our mission partners and to support international artisans by purchasing fair trade art and crafts. AND Once again we will hold a book sale during our annual Fair Trade Festival & Missions Celebration on Sunday, December 6, 8am – 1pm in the gym. Proceeds will go to support our Glory Be Learning Center.

Winter CARDnival and Auction @ Best-Western Coeur d'Alene Inn
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
5:00 PM

5 p.m. Social hour, games, fun, and silent auction begins
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Live Auction

Best Western-Coeur d’Alene Inn
506 W. Appleway, Coeur d’Alene

Tickets $30 or table of eight for $250

Call Patty Stewart at 769-3348 for reservations.

The Pan Asian Experience @ Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

6:00pm Cocktails
7:00pm Dinner
Dinner, Drinks, Entertainment, Silent Live Auction

2nd Annual Hayden Christmas Light Show
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm

All vehicles must park at Croffoot Park located at 1500 W. LANCASTER ROAD, HAYDEN, 83835. From CDA, take HWY 95 north about 12 min. Turn left onto Lancaster Rd.; Croffoot Park is 1/4 mile on left. NO PARKING permitted on Ferndale Dr. where event is held. Take free shuttle 1 mile to event. Arrive at Croffoot Park 10 minutes before 6pm to see the beginning of show.

Free shuttle buses will be arriving/departing every 10 minutes from Croffoot Park to the Christmas Light House and back again to Croffoot Park. DO NOT attempt to park on Ferndale Drive as it is not permitted.

Looking for something fun to do with the family as Christmas approaches? Bring the kids to this FREE event. No RSVP required. Every night from Dec. 16th – Dec. 20th; 6-8pm.

A restored antique candy machine will provide sweet treats for all, while hot chocolate is served to passersby at one of the area’s most decorated homes. Christmas Carolers will be making their rounds as children have their free photograph taken with Santa Claus. Dolly the Camel returns this year for 4 out of the 5 NIGHTS–but this year, Dolly has brought some of her animal friends. Live acts will include professional mandolin player, harpist, children’s choir, a living-nativity complete with Mary and Joseph and child and much more. At 7pm, take part in our community-wide caroling-by-candlelight.

This Event is Free and Open to the Public. Donations benefit Children’s Village of Coeur d’Alene and the Emmitt Paul Snyders Foundation; assisting homeless children and the families of children suffering from cancer.

Restrooms available at Croffoot Park (in parking lot). Heaters available onsite at Light House. Dress kids for Photographer / Santa.


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 39th Annual 5 Mile Fun Run.

A Reason for Freezen @ Sanders Beach
Jan 1 @ 11:00 am

Start your New Year off right at the Polar Bear Plunge….

If you plan on watching the plunge or plunging please bring items to warm our friends and neighbors and lets Freeze for a Reason!!!

A Reason for Freezen is Warm Up Cd’A FIRST Event!
At the Polar Bear Plunge we will be COLLECTING:
For the St. Vincent de Paul Warming Centers (you name it, we will be collecting it)

There will also be drinks and tasty treates to enjoy during the plunge. All proceeds will be gifted to the Warming Centers.

No event can be complete without a few awards….
– Best Plunger Costume
– Best Plunger Team Costume
– Best Family Plunger Costume
– Oldest Plunger
– Youngest Plunger

If you wish to particpate prior to the event please contact me and I will let you know how you can be a part of our sock collection leading up to the event!

Thank you and we hope to see you there.

Songs for the Stage @ Cda Eagles
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre and Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy Performing Arts join up and share a stage to build a stage. An evening of Broadway songs to raise funds for the new CDA Charter Academy stage.

8th Annual Wild Salmon Feast @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring your friends and family to the 8th 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.

Habitat for Humanity Hearts for Homes Dinner and Auction @ CDA Best Western Inn
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Aw$um Auction – Coeur d’Alene Chamber Commodores @ Coeur d'Alene Casino
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm

Save the Date! More details to follow.

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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.