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Barn Dance/Contradance Fundraiser @ Meadowbrook Hall
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Old time contradance with live music by Arvid Lundin & Deep Roots.
All dances will be taught by our caller, Susan Dankovich. No experience or partner required!
Wear comfortable clothing and no mark shoes. Contradancing is good exercise.
There will be a cake walk and a prize-tastic raffle, too!
$8 adults, $5 teens, kids under 12 free (raffle and cake walk tickets $1each)
fundraiser for the Meadowbrook Hall

2nd Annual International Food and Drink Festival @ Silver Lake Mall
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Human Rights Education Institute, Hayden Chamber of Commerce, and The Family Guide are hosting the 2nd International Food and Drink Festival at the Silver Lake Mall on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 4-7p.m.

Live Entertainment. International Food & Beverages. Cultural & Visual Arts. Highlighted performers are Lake City Highland Dance, North Point Latin Jazz and Angela Marie Project. Additional music provided by Ruby Frog Entertainment.

Some of our participating restaurants in 2017 were the Olive Garden, Sweet Lou’s, Azteca, The Fedora, The Italian Bakeshop, The Wellness Bar, Pita Pit, The Greenbriar Inn, Panda Express, Philly Express/Aebleskivers, Coeur d’Alene Casino, Cheryl Davilas Salsa, Wellness Bar, Costco and more.

Beer provided by Daft Badger, Tricksters, and Mad Bomber, and cider by North Idaho Cider.

$25.00 Tickets available for purchase at the Hayden Chamber of Commerce, Silver Lake Mall’s Office, The HREI and Event Brite: Around the World International Food and Drink Festival

The International Food and Drink Festival will help raise funds for the operation of HREI and its nonprofit collaborative partners, the Hayden Chamber and The Family Guide.

Popping Corks for Autism @ Liberty Lake Wine Cellars
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a evening of wine tastings and Tapas while we celebrate and fundraise for Autism Awareness!


First I would like to introduce myself, my name is Melaine Collins and I am the current President to the Board of Directors for The Panhandle Autism Society (PAS). PAS has been in our community for over 20 years and I have been volunteering for this organization for 8 plus years, my heart is so full with the continued community support we receive to help PAS implement Our Mission: “Panhandle Autism Society supports individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families in Idaho’s five northern counties through education and enrichment opportunities.”

Firehouse Chili Cook-Off @ Coeur d'Alene Fire Station #4
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Firefighter-Paramedics from the Cd’A Fire Dept, Northern Lakes Fire District, & Kootenai ire & Rescue, along with twho Kootenai Health ER physicians are raising funds for a medical mission trip to Cochabamba, Bolivia, to teach pre-hospital trauma lifesaving skills.

3rd Annual Seed swap @ Coeur d'Alene Public Library
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

bring your extra seeds and take home some new varieties.
Get ready for the gardening season
Envelopes, labels and markers provided

Hospice Wine Taste 2018 “Live Your Adventure, Choose Your Path” @ Hayden Lake Country Club
Feb 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Hospice Wine Taste event is the community’s choice fundraiser for Hospice of North Idaho. For 33 years wine and food lovers relish in this extensive experience.

This elegant black-tie affair features gourmet creations from our area’s finest chefs. Hundreds of hand-selected specialty wine samples are an included benefit. Play to win adventures, excursions and date nights capturing the essence of our theme “Live Your Adventure and Choose Your Path.”

Check out the live auction items! Plan to bid with friends, as many include group-adventures! Read about our extravagant trip raffle to your destination of choice at

As the only fundraiser we offer each year, proceeds support our mission in Kootenai, Shoshone and Benewah counties. Local philanthropists show their support at Wine Taste every year. As the area’s trusted, community hospice, we ensure that all of our patients receive the same quality of care, regardless of their ability to pay.

Please join us to make a difference for families in our community!

Across the Divide – Special performance @ Coeur d'Alene Public Library
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre presents a special FREE performance of CST on the Road’s 2018 production, Across the Divide. Thursday, February 8, 7:00pm at the Coeur d’Alene Library. This 45-minute educational show is written by Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s Artistic Director Jadd Davis and Director of Education Aimee Paxton, with original music composed by Henry McNulty. Across the Divide features the Lewis and Clark expedition while exploring themes of anti-bullying, teamwork, family and the value of getting outside. There will be a brief talkback with the cast after the performance. Sponsored by Syringa Networks and The Ovation Company, this is a great show for the whole family!
Thursday, February 8, 7pm

Kathy Gale, Gordon Wilson, and Michael De Forest Opening Reception @ The Art Spirit Gallery
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Art Spirit gallery is proud to showcase the new work of three accomplished artists of our region – oil painters Kathy Gale and Gordon Wilson and mixed media artist Michael de Forest. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with the ‘Chocolate Affair,’ presented by the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association. Join your friends and neighbors for both of these festive events.

The Chocolate Affair @ Downtown Coeur d'Alene
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Calling all chocolate lovers! Coeur d’Alene’s Premier Chocolate Tasting Event & Competition will be held Friday, February 9, from 5-8 pm. Kick off your weekend with your friends or Valentine by sampling delicious treats throughout Downtown Coeur d’Alene!


If you are interested in being a professional chocolatier please email

Note: All samples must be enjoyed on site. To-go containers of any kind are prohibited.

Pen the Pig 4H Fundraiser @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds Jacklin Building
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm

4H Pig Panel Fundraiser Live band Earl Ware and the Haywires, Dinner, Live auction, silent auction, a pig jail, and kids activities. Tickets at the door are $15 if purchased prior to the event are $10 or a family of five is $40. Call the Kootenai County Fairgrounds office 208-765-4969 or the 4H extension office 208-446-1680

CdA Charter’s 4th Annual Soup & Chili Cook-off @ Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy’s 4th Annual Soup & Chili Cook-off is the annual fundraiser for the school. Attendees will have the opportunity to try 30 soups and chili and vote for their favorite. This family event will include a silent auction, live auction and game room for kids.

STEMghetti Dinner and Auction @ Cd'A Eagles
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for our inaugural STEMghetti Dinner & Silent Auction fundraiser! Gourmet Pasta Bar, Silent Auction, and STEM projects and centerpieces on display throughout the course of the evening – courtesy of our wonderful Fernan students!

Mardi Gras Krewe d’Alene 2018 @ Cd'A Resort Plaza Shops
Feb 17 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Feel as if you are strolling the streets of the French Quarter in North Idaho. Sample New Orleans-style fare in a competition between eight local favorite restaurants. Enjoy a drink in our re-creation of the oldest pub in the US, the pirate’s den, Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar. Experience a variety of street entertainment, live music, and artists in action in the famous Jackson Square. Bid on an artist-crafted mask in our silent auction. And enjoy traditional Beignets and Café au Lait in our little street cafe.

Live music by Twisted Biscuit plus the entertaining Gumbo Brass Jazz Trio.

Tickets are $40 ($45 at the door). Includes all entertainment, food sampling from seven competing restaurants, a souvenir Mardi Gras pint glass and traditional Mardi Gras fun, including the crowning of the 2018 King and Queen of the Mardi Gras to be chosen during the evening, plus prizes for best costume and most spirited reveler. A prize for the one who finds the baby in the King Cake, and a door prize. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Beads and masks will be available for sale at the event.

Coeur d’Alene Skate Park Fundraiser Banquet @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm



In the spring of 2018 our beautiful city will break ground on a new world class skate park. With your help we can take advantage of this opportunity and include a bowl feature to the upcoming skate park construction.

We want to make our skate park a place as diverse and exciting as the community of people it serves. A place to gather, learn, build confidence and resilience. To encourage them to push to their full potential and take risks.

Join us for an event like nothing you have ever attended.

A night of food, fun and games to benefit the skatepark. Help us raise the funds needed to include the $150,000 bowl and make this skate park the truly amazing place we know it can be. Skate parks can change lives. Let’s make the CDA skate park as amazing as our city.


To say Mike Vallely is a skateboard icon would be an understatment. Mike V has seen first hand and been part of changing the landscape of modern skateboarding. Mike V is a truly passionate person and with his 30 plus years as a professional skateboarder has seen the true impact skateboarding and skateparks play in the lives of youth worldwide. We are excited for him to share that passion and vision with you!

Project SEARCH Application Information Night @ Kootenai Health Classroom 2 (near the cafeteria)
Feb 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Project SEARCH is recruiting for our 2018-2019 program year. The program helps train students with IEPs for work in our community. Please contact Project SEARCH with any questions.

Hearts for Homes FUNdraiser @ Hagadone Event Center
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our annual FUNdraiser at a new venue with some fun changes.

Tickets will be on sale soon. *Stay tuned for updates*

Live entertainment from Last Chance Band
Buffet dinner
Silent and Live Auction
Gun Raffles
Door Prizes

Tesh’s Mardi Gras Madness @ Best Western Plus CDA Inn
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Support Tesh through a Mardi Gras party! Jazz music, live and silent auctions, raffles and games, authentic bayou food. Come for fun and a great time!

The Bartenders Ball @ The Resort Plaza Shops
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome to the 6th Annual Bartenders Ball.
A gathering of the areas top Bartenders and Caterers
Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Help Every Little Paw

Wine, Stein and Dine @ Greyhound Park & Events Center
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wine, Stein and Dine is the annual fundraiser of the Post Falls Education Foundation to fund innovative classroom grants for Post Falls School District educators, all subjects, in grades K-12. These grants greatly enhance the learning experience of the students, and motivate the educators to create new ways to teach.
The Foundation has awarded over $575,000 in grants to teachers in the district in the last 21 years. The event draws up to 400 people (21 and over)
This event includes tasting of microbrews and hard ciders from local breweries, and wine from area wineries, with an array of foods from local restaurants, live music with Bill Bozly, wine tree raffle, photo booth and silent auction.
Tickets available online at, or in Post Falls at Mt. West Bank, Super One, Yokes, Enoteca, Post Falls Brewing, Selkirk Abbey Brewing, Post Falls Chamber of Commerce, Post Falls School Dist. Office, Washington Trust Bank, and Daft Badger Brewing CdA
For more information visit us on Facebook

Open Draw with Randy Palmer @ Emerge
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Would you like to learn to sketch from an expert or just hang out and watch an artist work, then you will want to be at Emerge on Monday March 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 for Open Draw. Randy enjoys working with pen and ink but is a master in all drawing materials.

Ages: 15 and up

Free. No registration required, just show up with your favorite tools, a drink and a snack if you want.

Sponsored by the CDA Arts Commission