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The N.I.C.E. Calendar just got NICER!

We’re pleased to announce our new, more user-friendly charitable events calendar. 

For easy event-planning, the calendar below displays BENEFITS & FUNDRAISING EVENTS only. 

View the full calendar with other family-friendly events.

CASA Ray of Hope Breakfast @ Coeur d'Alene Resort
Apr 30 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how CASA gives hope to abused and neglected children in northern Idaho. Our special guest speaker is Kailamai Hansen, who wrote the book, “Out of Darkness: My Journey Through Foster Care,” about her experiences as a foster child in Coeur d’Alene and how her CASA made a difference in her life. *Please RSVP by April 20,2015, as there is limited seating. *This is an annual fundraising event for North Idaho CASA, which is a non-profit organization. CASA advocates for the best interests of north Idaho children who are part of Child Protection court cases in the 5 northern counties of Idaho.

Toast and Taste @ Shoshone Golf Course
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Heritage Health! Toast and incredible beverage selection and taste light appetizers catered by Flavor Fusion Catering. All proceeds from this fundraiser will help patients in the Shoshone County through our Healthy Neighbors Fund. Tickets are $35 dollars and include beer samples and heavy appetizers.

13th Annual Shining Stars Talent Show Fundraiser @ Real Life Ministries
May 2 all-day

Come out and watch our 13th Annual Talent Show. We will be raffling off various baskets and having a silent auction. There will be a hot dog meal, cotton candy, popcorn and baked goods as well as a picture booth. You may purchase raffle tickets before or during the event. Need not be present to win. All proceeds raised will go toward all of SNR programs and Scholarships for SNR’S upcoming Summer Day Camp.

Specialized Needs Recreation 13th Annual Shining Stars Talent Show @ Reak Life Ministries
May 2 all-day

All proceeds raised will go toward all of SNR programs and Scholarships for SNR’s upcoming Summer Day Camp.

5th Annual Guns and Hoses Game @ Eagles Ice Arena
May 2 @ 5:00 pm

This year’s game will once again be benefiting the American Childhood Cancer Organization of the Inland N.W.

22nd Annual North Idaho Veteran Stand Down @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

 Annual event to provide services to homeless and disadvantaged veterans from the five northern counties. 

Hope Springs
May 9 @ 5:00 pm

We host our annual fundraiser, Hope Springs. Benefits Life Skills NW

Good Times for a Good Cause @ Bardenay
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 20% of food proceeds go to Heritage Health 

Great Strides @ Gonzaga University/ Jundt Art Museum
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am

 Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 

Bay Trail Fun Run @ Trinity at City Beach
Jun 7 all-day

Proceeds will support efforts t o protect a public shoreline trail on Lake Pend Oreille. Sponsored by Friends of Pend Oreille Bay Trail and Idaho Conservation League. Registration available March 15.

Fry Healthcare 7th Annual Golf Tournament
Jun 12 all-day
Relay for Life of Coeur d’ Alene @ Kootenai Count yFairgrounds
Jun 12 – Jun 13 all-day

Benefits the American Cancer Society. Begins at 6:00 p.m. on June 12 and goes until 6:00 a.m. on June 13.

Silver Valley Ride to Defeat ALS @ Snake Pit Resort
Jun 27 @ 8:30 am

Benefits ALS Association Evergreen Chapter.

CDA Garden Tour @ Coeur d'Alene and surrounding communities
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 18th annual CDA Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, July 12, from 11am to 4pm. The tour will feature several unique and beautiful gardens, all diverse with inspirational ideas to take home. Live music and artisan vendors will be stationed throughout the gardens with garden-related items for sale, including the coveted Collector’s Garden Poster.
Tickets will be available at most local garden centers in early June. This is a self-guided tour so guests can begin and end as they wish. Maps are included on the tickets. Proceeds of the tour benefit local charities and NIC Dual Enrollment Scholarships.

Butterflies & Memories @ The Village at Orchard Ridge
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for an evening of entertainment, food and butterflies! Gaze in wonder as nearly 400 butterflies are released, while helping to raise funds for compassionate, charitable care.

Muddy Miles
Jul 18 all-day

 More information to come

St. Vincent de Paul’s 7th Annual Steak Fry @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm

Smell the steak cooking, hear the music playing and enjoy one of the BIGGEST SUMMER events in North Idaho

10th Annual UPS/United Way Golf Classic @ Coeur d'Alene Public Golf Course
Aug 1 all-day

Proceeds from the Teeing Up for Kids Golf Tournament benefit United Way of Kootenai County’s Education Impact Area.

Bike MS @ Silver Mountain Resort
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – Sep 20 @ 9:00 am

Bike MS offers a combination of beautiful scenery, outstanding people and, of course, a great cause. Whichever route you choose, it will be the most rewarding journey you’ll ever make. So, register as an individual or form a team, and start training and fundraising today!

Hayden Lake Marathon @ Honeysuckle Beach
Oct 17 @ 7:00 am

Proceeds from the race benefit three local charities


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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.