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Dec
10
Mon
Human RIghts Day Celebration Breakfast @ Human Rights Education Institute
Dec 10 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. […] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

The Human Rights Education Institute (HREI) invites you to celebrate our 20th Anniversary year on Human Rights Day, December 10th, by attending a special presentation at HREI.

Please be our guest and support the Human Rights Education Institute’s K-12 educational and community programming efforts. All proceeds from the breaksfast will these opportunities and HREI’s MIssion to celebrate diversity and human rights by educating, raising awareness and recognizing the value of all humanity.

This celebratory breakfast will be held on December 10, 2018 from 7-8:30AM ((Doors open at 6:45a.m.) at the Human Rights Education INstitue located at 414 West Fort Grounds Drive in beautiful downtown Coeur d’Alene. You will be our guest – a delicious breakfast is sponsored. This event is a fundraising breakfast.and guests MUST RSVP by registering on Eventbrite or with one of our table captains.

This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

If you cannot attend the breakfast, pleae consider making a doantion to support our 2019 programming at HREI.org/donate

Dec
13
Thu
Volunteer Event: Holiday Backpack Stuffing Program @ Calvary Lutheran Church
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for the following volunteer event to help children in our community. We’ll be putting together backpacks full of food for kids over the holiday break.

The Post Falls Food Bank works closely with the Post Falls School District to provide food for over 150 students over the holiday break. These children who are living at or below the federal poverty level and are at risk of not getting enough to eat over the long break. Nutritionally balanced food is identified specifically for this program. The food packs are purchased by the Post Falls Food Bank and need our help to assemble these backpacks.

Please sign up with the link below to help us keep track of how many volunteers we’ll have and how much food and drinks we’ll need to provide for the party!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4dafa629a2f58-volunteer

Dec
15
Sat
$10 BAG SALE FOR CHARITY! @ Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Our $10 bag sale for charity has come upon us once again. Together with the help of our generous customers who have marked to donate the remaining clothes that we could not buy from them to this sale, have found a way to give back to our community. The sale is crazy but wonderful and you will not want to miss it. We provide a kitchen size garbage bag for you to stuff with a gymnasium full of clothing, shoes and accessories and each bag is only $10 cash. If you want to get in a half hour early it will cost you a $20 cash donation at the door to get in at 4:30pm, however that does not include the cost to your stuff to bag. All profits go to local charities as we have raised tens of thousands over the past eight years. We will try to donate at least $1000 to the Boys and Girls Club and then we will soon decide the other recipients. SOME ADVICE…Please try to leave small children at home, where comfy clothes as you will be sorting through piles on the floor, and do not bring things that you might lose or that might get stuffed into someone else’s bag.
Here are some of the charities we have donated to in the past:
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
N. IDAHO VIOLENCE PREVENTION CENTER
UGM
CHILDREN’S VILLAGE
CASA OF N. IDAHO
N. IDAHO HEAD START
HUMANE SOCIETY
HOSPICE
NEW BEGINNINGS (veterans)
HOPE 4.5K
St. VINCENTS
OPEN ARMS
FAMILY PROMISE
LAKE CITY FOOD BANK
GOODWILL
IDAHO YOUTH RANCH
KID CENTRIC SPORTS ASSOC.
CAMP KANIKSU
KEA
FATHER’S MARKET

SantaCon CDA @ Downtown Coeur d'Alene
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Grab your best Santa suits and head out for a bar crawl! SantaCon is in it’s forth year of fun. What’s better than dressing up and drinking? Dressing up, drinking, and helping people get bikes for the holiday!
There will be prizes for best Santa, best Mrs Clause, and most memorable. Come join the fun!

Feb
2
Sat
Hospice Wine Taste 2019: The Heart of It All @ Hospice of North Idaho
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ensure that everyone in our community receives expert Hospice care and grief support, regardless of their ability to pay. Hospice Wine Taste is the community’s choice fundraiser for Hospice of North Idaho for 34 years!

In black tie, meet philanthropists like you who are engaged in the Hospice Mission. Enjoy gourmet food, samples of specialty wines, and bid on live auction packages including unbelievable global ventures!

“The Heart of it All” celebrates the beauty that North Idaho has to offer. Play games to win adventures, excursions and date nights.

Grand Prize: Win a trip to your destination of choice! Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win $4,995 travel voucher to any destination! The winner is drawn at Wine Taste. (Sold separately at www.hospicewinetaste.org, need not be present to win, makes a great stocking stuffer, only 500 tickets available!)

NEW: The 2019 event will be held on the Hospice of North Idaho Campus, in the Community Building, as the Hayden Lake Country Club undergoes exciting renovations!

TICKETS SELL OUT! DISCOUNTS END DECEMBER 31, 2018.

Feb
16
Sat
Mardi Gras Krewe d’Alene 2019 @ Cd'A Resort Plaza Shops
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The 4th annual Mardi Gras Krewe d’Alene in the CDA Resort Plaza Shops. As you stroll through the “streets” of New Orleans in this re-creation of the French Quarter, you’ll find samples of delicious New Orleans’-style fare from up to 10 local favorite restaurants who are competing in a lively cookoff for Chef’s choice and People’s choice awards. With fun street entertainment throughout there is so much to do.

In addition to the featured restaurants, you can enjoy stilt walkers, jugglers, fortune tellers, henna tatooists, body painters, artists in action, and live musicians. Enjoy a drink in Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, a re-creation of the oldest bar in the country. Sip on a Café Au Lait and savor delightful beignets in the re-creation of the historic Café Du Monde. And new this year is a performance by the drag queens Nova Kaine and Les Gurlz.

Find the baby in the King Cake and reign over the 2019 Mardi Gras, leading the traditional second line led by a live jazz trio. And as they say in New Orleans, “laissez les bon temps rouler” which means “let the good times roll”!

Tickets include a great evening of food, fun, and a souvenir shot glass. There are prizes for best costume and most spirited reveler. Costumes are encouraged but not required. The bar is no host, and revelers must be 21 and over.

Mar
2
Sat
Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy Annual Fundraiser @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds - Jacklin Bldg
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy is excited to announce the 5th Annual Soup & Chili Cook-off, celebrating the school’s 20th Anniversary, on March 2, 2019 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds! We are gearing up for the biggest event yet! 
 
So crack open those cookbooks and enter online today! 
 
Mar
9
Sat
The Sweethearts’ Ball : A Night in Wonderland @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm

For the 7th year in a row, Coeur d’Alene will host The Sweethearts’ Ball, which celebrates the lives of children in the greater northwest who battle cancer-related illnesses. Every spring we bring together some of Coeur d’ Alene and our surrounding areas most generous benefactors to share a night full of love, compassion and excitement while bringing together our community in a fun and realistic way. Over the last 6 years, The Sweethearts’ Ball has been able to contribute over $250,000 and has helped send hundreds of children to Camp Journey free of cost to them and their families. With the support and kindness of the whole community Camp Journey can continue to bring such special kids, the most amazing week of their lives!

Mar
23
Sat
Children’s Village Spring Benefit @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our annual Spring Benefit Dinner and Auction