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Apr
16
Thu
BaconFest North Idaho 2020 @ Silver Lake Mall
Apr 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
18
Sat
Spring Dash 2020 @ McEuen Park
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

38th Annual Spring Dash is a 5-mile run and qualifier for Bloomsday’s Second Seeding. The run will be held on April 18th with a start/finish in McEuen Park. Registration is $25 for adults, $20 for youth, and $8 for Tot Trot. Registration is open at www.SpringDashCDA.com! Sponsored by the CDA Press, Idaho Central Credit Union, and Kootenai Health.

CANCELLED: The Great Charter Bake-Off @ Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy for a fun new community event, The Great Charter Bake-Off!

Bakers are invited to participate by entering baked goods in a variety of categories including Cupcakes, Cookies & Bars, Brownies, Sweet Breads, Candy, Yeast Bread/Rolls. We will also have a special competition for decorated cakes. You can sign up here: https://forms.gle/ucVyT2k34ckB8KZG9

We hope you and your family will plan to join us for our inaugural year of this fun event!

Apr
21
Tue
On Site for Seniors breakfast @ Best Western Coeur dAlene Inn
Apr 21 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

Friend/Fund raiser for local fairh based non profit providing medical services and support to frail and disabled seniors in their place of residence.

2020 Annual Membership Banquet @ Best Western CDA Inn
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Dr. Heather Branstetter, Author of Selling Sex in the Silver Valley: A Business of Doing Pleasure, will discuss her research using archival materials and oral histories and relate the intimate details of why brothels openly flourished in Wallace, Idaho.

5:00-6:00 Cocktails (no host bar)

6:00 Dinner served

6:30-7:00 Introduction of the Board, Treasurer’s Report, and updates about the J.C. White house and capital campaign progress.

7:20-8:00 Guest Speaker

8:00-8:30 Book signing

Apr
24
Fri
Baked Potato Bar Dinner Fundraiser @ Lake City Center Banquet Room
Apr 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Bon Appetit benefit for the North Idaho College Foundation @ Hayden Lake Country Club
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The North Idaho College Foundation presents Bon Appetit, an intimate and elegant evening at the Hayden Lake Country Club.
Enjoy a four-course gourmet dinner paired with Coeur d’Alene Cellars wine. This special evening features North Idaho college students and programs. Table sponsorships are $1,500 and include eight tickets, reserved seating, and name recognition at table and in program. Individual tickets are also available for $125. Sponsorships and tickets may be purchased online at www.nic.edu/give or by calling 208-769-5978.

Apr
25
Sat
Community Trash Pickup – Tentative new date: April 25 @ Coeur d'Alene Bike Co.
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Can you believe it’s almost springtime? It’s a little crazy, right?

It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I invite you all to the first Community Garbage Cleanup of 2020! Come and join the Coeur d’Alene community in coming together for an excellent cause while kicking off the spring season in the best way. Our sponsors Coffee Roboto will be providing coffee, tea and hot cocoa to our volunteers while MaK Bread will have artisan toast with grass fed butter 😋. Come and meet us at Coeur d’Alene Bike Co. on Saturday, March 21st at 10:00am for treats and mingling before we start the official cleanup together at 11:00am. Feel free to bring bags, gloves, and be sure to wear some boots or appropriate footwear. Invite everyone you know!

A HUGE shoutout to PB Crotinger for designing this incredible poster! Please go follow her page for many more incredible illustrations and designs. I am very grateful for her artwork!

PS: If you have any questions regarding this event, please email me directly at sustainableculturepodcast@gmail.com.

Earth Day Celebration at the Library! @ Coeur d'Alene Library
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Earth Day Celebration at the Library!

Join us for this free event on Saturday April 25th at the public library in downtown CDA, within the community room and outside! The event goes from noon-4pm. There will be educational vendors, music, arts and crafts. Stay tuned for a list of entertainers, yoga mob, and more!

If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact us at Kea@kealliance.org

Did you know the first Earth Day Fair was in 1970. Although mainstream America largely remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962. The book represented a watershed moment, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries, and beginning to raise public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and links between pollution and public health.

Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.

Much like 1970, Earth Day 2017 comes at a time of great challenge for the environmental community. With the possible dismantling of the EPA and several other bills in the works to reduce environmental oversight, this Earth Day celebration is just as important as the first.

You may also like the following events from Kootenai Environmental Alliance:

Hayden Kite Festival @ Broadmoor Park
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

City of Hayden’s annual Kite Festival sponsored by STCU! Join us for a fun afternoon of kite flying from 12:00-2:30 p.m. at Broadmoore Park in Hayden, Saturday, April 25. Registration for the event will take place from 12:00-1:30 p.m. Awards will be announced at 2:15 p.m. Thank you to the Hayden Chamber for supporting this family friendly event!

Matt’s Place 5th Annual Pub Crawl @ McEuen Park
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s our 5 year Anniversary AND Matt’s Birthday!
Come celebrate with us on April 25th for the best Pub Crawl around.
This year will be better than ever with bigger prizes, VIP tickets and a chance to win some amazing items,

Stay Tuned for more details!

STEMghetti on the Green – golf scramble, dinner & auction @ Ponderosa Springs Golf Course
Apr 25 @ 1:30 pm – 9:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE! Fernan’s largest fundraiser of year will consist of a golf scramble, dinner and auction at Ponderosa Springs Golf Course. Tickets and more details coming soon. Mark your calendars!

Apr
28
Tue
No Small Matter documentary @ Kroc Center Theater
Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The first major theatrical documentary to tackle this topic, No Small Matter is designed to kick-start the public conversation about early care and education. Join us to continue the conversation about Early Care & Education in our North Idaho communities. Free child care will be provided on site. Learn more about the film at www.nosmallmatter.com

Hosted by United Way of North Idaho and CDA 2030

May
2
Sat
LCSC Swinging For Scholarships @ Avondale Golf Course
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Proceeds from this event provides scholarships for local North Idaho students. Promote your business, have fun and enjoy great food, contests and raffle prizes!

May
7
Thu
Idaho Gives @ All of Idaho
May 7 all-day

Why should you participate in Idaho Gives 2020?

Idaho Gives – a program of the Idaho Nonprofit Center – is designed to bring the state together, raising money and awareness for Idaho nonprofits. This 24-hour day of online giving celebrates Idaho’s powerful nonprofit sector. Join us and over 500 organization to build a stronger Idaho!

Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County’s Spring Party @ Boys & Girls Club
May 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come Join Us For an Evening of Fun, Food, and Fundraising!Our Spring Party is one of the most exciting events of the year in Coeur d’Alene! The exclusive event, hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County is a fun evening of cocktails, light appetizers, and mingling with other Boys & Girls Club supporters.

Spring Party is held to raise awareness and funds needed to ensure the kids who need us most in our community have a safe place to belong this summer.

May
12
Tue
Dr. Wolfelt Community Evening: Exploring Death, Grief and Mourning (Free) @ Hospice of North Idaho
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

(Registration required at: https://community-evening-dr-alan-wolfelt.eventbrite.com/?ref=estw )

Learn practical ways to support yourself and others in your community through grief.

Dr. Alan Wolfelt is a noted author, educator and grief counselor. He serves as the Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition (www.centerforloss.com) in Fort Collins, CO.
Purpose:

We look forward to having you join us for this evening of hope and healing. Someone in your life has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. This compassionate program provides you support in your personal grief experience.

Why This Program:

The capacity to love requires the necessity to mourn when someone you love dies. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend an evening with one of North America’s leading grief counselors and authors. Dr. Wolfelt can and will help you feel support in your grief.

Who Should Attend:

This compassionate program will be helpful to anyone who is experiencing grief in their lives. If you know anyone who may benefit from this opportunity to embrace hope and healing, please let them know about this program. We look forward to having you with us.

Agenda:

Among the content areas to be explored in this workshop are the following:

Acknowledging the Need to Mourn
Exploring a Broader Framework of Loss/Grief
Recognizing Unique Aspects of Your Personal Grief
Understanding the Importance of Self-Care
Identifying the Value of Support Systems
Describing Six Important Needs of Mourning
Exploring the Transformative Nature of Grief
Having Hope for Your Healing
Books by Dr. Wolfelt Available for Purchase: As a special treat for attendees of this event, a variety of Dr. Wolfelt’s books will be available for sale and autograph after the presentation. Visit his website to view the catalog at https://www.centerforloss.com/bookstore/

Dr. Alan Wolfelt is a noted author, educator, and grief counselor. Recipient of the Association for Death Education and Counseling’s Death Educator Award, he serves as the Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition (www.centerforloss.com) in Fort Collins, CO. He is also a faculty member of the University of Colorado Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Wolfelt is the best-selling author of more than fifty books including Loving From the Outside In, Mourning From the Inside Out; Understanding Your Grief; The Journey Through Grief; Companioning the Bereaved: A Soulful Guide for Caregivers; Healing a Spouse’s Grieving Heart; Companioning the Grieving Child; Healing a Parent’s Grieving Heart; and Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies.

Dr. Wolfelt and his wife, Susan, a family physician, are parents to three children. They live in the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains next door to the Center for Loss and Life Transition.

Special Thanks to the Following for Their Generous Support

Schneidmiller Family Foundation

Coplin Family Fund

May
13
Wed
Dr. Wolfelt Professional Training: Special Features of Sudden Death, Suicide Grief & Trauma Loss @ Hospice of North Idaho
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

(Registration Required: https://alan-wolfelt-professional-training.eventbrite.com/?ref=estw )

Professionals gain clinical skills from Dr. Alan Wolfelt to address the special features of grief regarding sudden death and traumatic loss.

Dr. Alan Wolfelt is a noted author, educator, and grief counselor. He serves as the Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition (www.centerforloss.com) in Fort Collins, CO.
Three CE’s and lunch are offered
Purpose:

This information workshop will help members of the caregiving community who want to further develop their knowledge and skills in helping the bereaved. Dr. Alan Wolfelt will explore a variety of topics related to understanding and supporting survivors of sudden, unexpected deaths. Content areas include: enhancing your understanding of trauma loss, special features of suicide grief, introduction to a model to identify the natural “complications” of grief.

Who Should Attend:

This compassionate workshop will help anyone who wants to learn more about how to support those who have experienced loss. Counselors, psychologists, social workers, chaplains, nurses, and other interested health care professionals helping individuals cope with traumatic grief are invited to attend. Regardless of your specific job title or life role, you can and will benefit from this learning experience.

Objectives:

Define Trauma Loss
Demonstrate sensitivity to the special features of sudden, violent death
Recognize and respond to the unique needs of suicide survivors
Learn a model to identify and understand “complicated grief”
Agenda:

Among the content areas to be explored in this seminar are the following:
Introduction to the Importance of the Topic
Essential Ingredients of the Grief Caregiver
Definition of Trauma Loss
Special Features of Sudden, Violent Death
Distinction Between “Treating vs. Companioning”
Understanding the Difference Between “Curing” vs. “Caring”
Understanding the Concept of “Liminal Space”
Special Features of Suicide Grief
Introduction to “Complicated” Mourning: A Model to Enhance Understanding
Warning, Challenge, Reminder, Hope
Books by Dr. Wolfelt Available for Purchase: As a special treat for attendees of this event, a variety of Dr. Wolfelt’s books will be available for sale and autograph after the presentation. Visit his website to view the catalog at https://www.centerforloss.com/bookstore/

Dr. Alan Wolfelt is a noted author, educator, and grief counselor. Recipient of the Association for Death Education and Counseling’s Death Educator Award, he serves as the Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition (www.centerforloss.com) in Fort Collins, CO. He is also a faculty member of the University of Colorado Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Wolfelt is the best-selling author of more than fifty books including Loving From the Outside In, Mourning From the Inside Out; Understanding Your Grief; The Journey Through Grief; Companioning the Bereaved: A Soulful Guide for Caregivers; Healing a Spouse’s Grieving Heart; Companioning the Grieving Child; Healing a Parent’s Grieving Heart; and Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies.

Dr. Wolfelt and his wife, Susan, a family physician, are parents to three children. They live in the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains next door to the Center for Loss and Life Transition.

Special Thanks to the Following for Their Generous Support

Schneidmiller Family Foundation

Coplin Family Fund

May
16
Sat
Donut Dash Fun Run @ Falls Park
May 16 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Come join us for the Inaugural Donut Dash Fun Run this May!!! There are three distances to choose from and so many fun festivities!! Stay tuned for more as we finalize all of the details in the very near future!

This event is a fundraiser for C.O.P.S. Concerns of Police Survivors www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org

5K ISP Foot Pursuit for CASA @ McEuen Park
May 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Do you have what it takes to outrun an Idaho State Police trooper? ISP and CASA are teaming up to HELP child victims. #footpursuit
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Registration includes entry and ISP Foot Pursuit t-shirt.
Runners in the HOT PURSUIT category will receive a medal ONLY IF they OUTRUN a Trooper.
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Registration opens at 8:30am – t-shirt pick up
9:00am SHOT GUN start for HOT PURSUIT
9:10am start for 3.1 mile Fun Run
9:20am Rolling start for Family Walk
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Finish Line Activities
ICCU Fun & Games
Oversized Lawn games- purchase tickets to play and WIN
Grab some yummy food from Las Brasas Taco Truck
Visit the ISP Trooper Station