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Oct
10
Tue
Girls Who Code @ Gizmo-CdA
Oct 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Part of the Girl Revolution In Technology (G.R.I.T.) program
Using your brain power learn the power of writing one of the most used languages in the world, learn to write code and learn the magic of turning your ideas into reality. Join the sisterhood. Weekly meetings will explore different programming languages. Learn to write apps, make your clothes light up, build devices that will help solve problems, all with the companionship of other girls who want to create technology, not just consume it! Beginners and those with experience welcome.
Ages 12 and up
Coding • Problem Solving •Creativity
First session Tuesday, October 10th
3:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Through December 12th
Ages 12 and up
Coding • Problem Solving •Creativity
FREE!

Oct
11
Wed
Attitudes That Work at Work: Fostering Resilience, Optimism, Accountability, Trust & Colaboration @ North Idaho College - Edminster Student Union Building
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Presented by Robin Rose, a renowned speaker and trainer, with over 20 years of experience helping people across the country utilize brain-based research in a way that is fun and applicable to all settings.

Oct
12
Thu
IdahoPTV Outdoor Idaho “Almost Canada” @ Kroc Center Community Room
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm

The lush landscapes of the north set it apart from the rest of the state. It’s an unspoiled part of Idaho truly worth visiting. We explore Idaho’s far north with local outfitters, historians, wildlife managers and the Kootenai Tribe. It’s a journey that reveals the amazing qualities of a part of the state not many Idahoans have visited. It’s a remarkable landscape we call “Almost Canada.”

Please join Laura Little Theatricals and the Idaho PTV staff and board as we present this screening. The event is free, but pre-registration is required at http://idahoptv.org

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery @ Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm

Get your deerstalker cap on – the play’s afoot! This fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective takes a madcap approach to Holmes’ most notorious case. Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s hilarious, fully staged production will be October 12-15 at the Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, Post Falls. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm. Tickets are $25. www.cdasummertheatre.com or 208-660-2958.

Oct
13
Fri
Just Between Friends Fall/Winter Event @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm

Tons of gently used infant-juniors, maternity, coats and boots, strollers, swings, baby gear, books, games, movies, and tons of toys!
Sunday is the half price sale and free admission

Last Chance Scramble Golf Tournament @ The Club at Rock Creek
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Come golf the last day of the year at the beautiful Club at Rock Creek and help raise money for North Idaho Crisis Center, Children’s Village, and Safe Passage.

Visit www.LastChanceScrambleCDA.com to register and reserve your team or sponsorship spot!

We will have lunch provided to all golfers as well as a few complimentary drinks on the course. Play your best for a chance to win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, in addition to the games on the course where you can win a new driver! There will be a raffle and live auction to end the day where we will have food and drinks available. Come join us to wrap up the 2017 season and raise as much as we can for our deserving beneficiaries!

Letting Go of the Silence @ Kootenai Health Resource Center
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm

A presentation by Carla Fine, best selling author of “No Time to Say Goodbye; Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One” and co-author of “Touched by Suicide; Hope and Healing After Loss”. Ms. Fine will speak about her personal experiences of loss, ways of grieving, how grieving a death by suicide is different, dealing with the myriad of emotions, and suicide prevention. The presentation will conclude with a question/answer period.

Ms. Fine lectures extensively to suicide survivor’s groups and professional organizations around the world.

Admission is free; complimentary light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Please reserve a seat at https://carlafine.eventbrite.com

Mel McCuddin Exhibit- Opening Reception @ The Art Spirit Gallery
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Art Spirit Gallery is thrilled to showcase over forty new works by well-loved figurative oil painter Mel McCuddin of Millwood, Washington.
Opening Reception: October 13 from 5-8pm in conjunction with ArtWalk sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Arts and Culture Alliance.
Artist Demonstration: October 14 from 11am – 1pm at The Art Spirit Gallery.
Show Sponsor: Fine Brewed. We thank them for their support of the arts in our community.
Fall Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 9 – 6
About the Artist
French poet Charles Baudelaire once observed that the “beautiful is always bizarre.” The legion of Mel McCuddin fans couldn’t have said it any better.
The growing popularity of the 85-year-old artist from tiny Millwood, Washington comes from his instantly recognizable “figurative expressionist” oil paintings that depict offbeat scenes in distinctive muted bruised hues.

In the World of McCuddin…

A tiny cowpoke rides a huge hog like a rodeo bull. A large blue woman bathers in a birdbath. Dogs and farm animals gaze from the canvas through human eyes. McCuddin’s playful and comic expressions showcase the human condition in all of its relatable farce and folly.

“There is a special buzz about Mel,” said Blair Williams, the owner of The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where McCuddin’s latest creations will be on exhibit from Oct. 13 through Nov. 4. Prolific despite his years, over 40 new “McCuddins” (an endearing term many of his fans use) will be on display. McCuddin found a warm home at The Art Spirit Gallery beginning in 1997, when the gallery first opened its doors and began to regularly show his paintings. “People from around the country make a pilgrimage here to view and purchase his paintings,” Williams continued. “Mel’s unique loose style and engaging compositions draw people in. They are crazy about his work.”

In contrast, the soft-spoken former dairy deliveryman harbors not a whisper of the weirdness seen on his canvases. Some “do think of my art as being a bit dark,” McCuddin conceded, “but I’m not that way at all. It comes from the paint.” A McCuddin is never premeditated. Rather, the subject matter emerges slowly through a process of applying coats of paint in a variety of colors with brushes, cloths, and even hands. McCuddin would use his feet if he thought it would advance the artistic outcome. “I begin a painting with no idea in mind, and at a certain point in the process of putting paint on the canvas, and idea will suggest itself,” he once explained. “Many of these ideas change and many are rejected until one seems strong enough to accept. My paintings, then, are essentially a record of the evolution of an idea.”
Upcoming Shows at the Art Spirit Gallery
Nov. 10 – 25, 2017
Sheila Evans & Elaine Green – Enamel on copper and charcoal
Opening Reception / Downtown ArtWalk: Friday, November 10 from 5-8pm
Show Sponsor: Le Danse, Presenter of Eugene Ballet Company’s “The Nutcracker”

Dec. 1, 2017 – Jan. 6, 2018
19th Annual Small Artworks Invitational – Work smaller than 12” by 30 artists
Opening Reception: Friday, December 1 from 5-8pm
Downtown ArtWalk: Friday, December 8 from 5-8pm

Jan. 12 – Feb. 3, 2018
Harold Balazs – Mixed media, Acrylic, Steel, and more
Opening Reception / Downtown ArtWalk: Friday, January 12 from 5-8pm
Show Sponsor: Bistro on Spruce

Museum of North Idaho Free Evening and Book Signing @ Museum of North Idaho
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free admission from 5 to 8. Book signing 5 pm – 7 pm by Tony and Suzanne Bamonte
The Coeur d’Alenes Gold Rush and Its Lasting Legacy and Historic Wallace, Idaho, and My Unforeseen Ties
Jon Mueller Private Park Public Park: A Story of Coeur d’Alene and Its First Park
Discover the rich history of the Coeur d’Alene region at the Museum. The Museum Store features regional history books, silver jewelry, historic photos and gifts. The exhibit hall closes October 31 and reopens April 1. Office and Library open by appointment year-round.

CASA Uncorked @ Hagadone Events Center
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join US at our 5th Annual CASA Uncorked fundraiser.

Court Appointed Special Advocates speak up for the child in the courtroom, focusing exclusively on the child’s best interest. Funds raised will go directly towards training and retaining our advocates.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please call Kristin Ludwig @ 208-660-6707

TICKETS GO ON SALE September 1, 2017.
$1000 Table of 8
$125 single event ticket
Dinner and 2 wine pours included with ticket price

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery @ Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm

Get your deerstalker cap on – the play’s afoot! This fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective takes a madcap approach to Holmes’ most notorious case. Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s hilarious, fully staged production will be October 12-15 at the Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, Post Falls. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm. Tickets are $25. www.cdasummertheatre.com or 208-660-2958.

Oct
14
Sat
Hayden Lake Marathon (+ 1/2 Marathon & 1/4 Marathon) @ Honeysuckle Beach
Oct 14 @ 7:00 am

Proceeds from the races go to CHS Cross Country Team, Hayden Senior Center and Hayden Chamber of Commerce.

Enjoy breathtaking views while running past golf courses, lakes, horse pastures, farms, and North Idaho forests. All three distances start and finish at Hayden Lake’s Honeysuckle Beach, a beautiful neighborhood park overlooking Hayden Lake and surrounding mountains.

Located just 10 minutes north of Coeur d’Alene, this unique marathon course goes completely around Hayden Lake on hilly, challenging forest-lined roads.

Come experience North Idaho and its beautiful world-class recreation scenery.

Cow Pies and Meadow Muffins Fundraiser, The Pollination Project @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This one day fundraiser benefits a new project created for you by the Idaho Master Gardeners, UI Extension and UI Small Farms Division. Our beloved, local soil ammendment company, Smart Gro, has closed their business. Don’t fret, you can buy the last of the Smart Gro product and the manure that created the product at a discount, at our Cow Pies and Meadow Muffins Fundraiser. This primo, 2-3 year old manure is guaranteed to be weed free and herbicide free, screened three times to 1/16″ and ready to apply to your garden and farm now! It is locally sourced and naturally processed at Rosenberger Ranch in Hayden. Mesophilic & Thermophilic process done for you. It is brimming with microorganisms and can be added to gardens and landscapes immediately. Pre-ordered totes cost $450 (retail $650) and weigh in at 1900 lbs for 9 cu ft. (includes tote and we will load it) OR scoop it in your own container for $2/gallon. FYI a 5 gallon bucket weighs 40 lbs. Due to the small particle size, the water holding capacity is incredibly high. Your soil deserves this! Call UI Extension at 208-446-1680 or email kcarleton@uidaho.edu to pre-order your tote – only 8 totes are available. Limited quantities available. Pre-order large amounts to assure availability. During the event, enter KC Fairgrounds through the main gate and find us next to the arena gate. Look for the red and white checkered flags and signs.

Running Shoes & Micro Brews @ Post Falls Parks & Recreation
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Enjoy the fall crisp air, local beers, beautiful scenery, music and a good time at the 5k fun run & beer festival. Walkers & runners alike will enjoy this non-competitive, self-timed event. Prizes will be awarded for best costume. Event is held at Kiwanis Park, Post Falls.

Register at www.postfallsidaho.org

$25 – 21 & over (ID required) – includes run, T-shirt, Medal & 2 drink tickets
$15 – Under 21 – includes run, medal & T-shirt

Junk2Funk Eco-Fashion Show – Kootenai Environmental Alliance @ Coeur d’Alene Eagles
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm

2017 Junk2Funk Eco-Fashion Show

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 6:30PM

   Coeur d’Alene Eagles – 209 Sherman Ave, downtown

Come Enjoy a collection of eco-friendly fashions by local artists. All runway creations are made from everyday “junk”, “trash” and recycled materials.  New this year – Mirrors for Live Auction. Artistically embellished mirrors sold to the highest bidder!

Creative Kids Eco-Fashion Show

Same Day, Same Place – Just $5
1:00 pm

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery @ Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm

Get your deerstalker cap on – the play’s afoot! This fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective takes a madcap approach to Holmes’ most notorious case. Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s hilarious, fully staged production will be October 12-15 at the Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, Post Falls. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm. Tickets are $25. www.cdasummertheatre.com or 208-660-2958.

Oct
17
Tue
Dine Out for NIAC @ Midtown Bluebird
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come and Dine Out For NIAC at Midtown Bluebord on October 17th at 816 N. 4th St. Coeur d’Alene, ID. 83814. Midtown Bluebird will donate a percentage of the sales from this even to NIAC. Viljo and Autumn Basso opened The Bluebird in May 2016. Bluebird is a celebration of community. Come enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at Bluebird. The décor is eclectic, and Chef Viljo’s presentation will make you feel like each dining experience is a special occasion. The most popular items include the mussels in chorizo, octopus with white beans, scallops and their house made pickle plate. The menu puts a Bluebird spin on traditional dining with categories such as “Leafy and Liquid” (salad and soup) and “Forks, Spoons, Knives and Fingers” (entrées).

Oct
18
Wed
Fill the Truck Donation Drive @ Garden Plaza of Post Falls
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please mark your calendars!

Garden Plaza and the ladies of the Post Falls Women in Business are doing it again!

Wednesday, October 18th, 11a-1p they want to Fill the Truck at Garden Plaza!

Complimentary barbecue lunch to any donor!

Please see the attached flyer for all the details.

Mod Pizza Give Back Day @ Mod Pizza
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Eat at Mod on October 18 and 20% of all proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County.

Gotta show the flyer:

A Martini Affair @ Season's
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a fun evening at Season’s to benefit Safe Passage Violence Prevention Center. A delicious meal and a drink are included in the ticket price, as well as a chance to bid on auction items and a wine grab (21 and older) Tickets are $60 after October 13th, so get them now because this event will SELL OUT!