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Nov
11
Sun
Historic Pipe Organ Dedication Recital @ Community United Methodist Church
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Community United Methodist Church invites the community to attend dedication events celebrating the installation of the renovated historic pipe organ. The organ will be officially dedicated and heard for the first time during the 9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service. A Dedication Pipe Organ Recital, open to the public will be at 2pm. The church is fully handicapped assessible. Off-street parking is available

Performers at the 9am worship service will include Cynthia Marlette and Mark Haberman, organists for the church. Long time community organist, Byrl Cinnamon, will join Marlette and Haberman for the afternoon Dedicatory Recital. Additionally, for the recital, two commissioned works will be featured, including an anthem that will be performed by the church’s Chancel Choir under the direction of Bill Jaquette. Sheila Schindler, soprano saxophonist, will join Marlette on one composition for organ and saxophone. There is no admission fee.

The historic organ was installed in the congregation’s previous building, located at 7th and Wallace, in 1908 and included 640 individual pipes. It was rebuilt and enlarged to 1,267 pipes in 1978. When the congregation built the new facility in 1994, the organ was reinstalled in that setting. The 2018 renovation, by Marceau & Associates of Seattle, Washington, afforded an opportunity to further enhance the instrument’s bold, extraordinary sound by increasing its size to 1,581 pipes. Information: 208-765-8800, www.cdaumc.org

Nov
17
Sat
Library Holiday Craft Fair @ Coeur d'Alene Library
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Take care of your holiday shopping and support the Coeur d’Alene Public Library at the annual Library Holiday Craft Fair. Features locally made handmade arts and craft. A portion of all sales benefit the Friends of the Library.

Nov
22
Thu
7th Annual Turkey Trot @ The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The 7th Annual Turkey Trot is a great way to start your Thanksgiving Day! 1 Mile, 5k and 10k routes make this this perfect fun run for family, friends and even your furry friends. Start and finish at The Kroc Center with hot cider provided by Movita Health at the finish. All proceeds benefit the homeless in our area, facilitated by our friends at The Onesimus Project.

Nov
23
Fri
Festival of Trees Schedule of Events @ Coeur d'Alene Resort Convention Center
Nov 23 – Nov 26 all-day

Festival of Trees Schedule of Events

30th Annual Festival of Trees

The Kootenai Health Foundation’s Festival of Trees is north Idaho’s premier holiday event. A timeless and ageless tradition for everyone, this event will dazzle you with elaborately decorated Christmas trees and holiday displays.

Don’t miss this year’s 30th annual Festival of Trees; November 23-26, 2018. Tickets on sale now!

All events are held at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Convention Center.

If you are interested in being involved in Festival of Trees for 2018 as a sponsor, designer, or volunteer, please contact Kali Singleton at (208) 625-4489 or ksingleton@kh.org

Festival of Trees 2018

Friday, November 23

Opening night Friday d’Lights, 5-8 p.m.

Christmas officially arrives in Coeur d’Alene the day after Thanksgiving. Join us as we ring in the 2018 holiday season with the first opportunity to view the Festival of Trees displays. Bring your family and friends to enjoy entertainment by local artists while viewing the magnificent displays.

  • Open to the public, donations accepted at the door
  • Food and beverages available for purchase

Saturday, November 24

Festival Brunch, 9-11 a.m.  | Buy Tickets Now

Socialize with your family and friends while enjoying a delightful brunch. A chance to view the trees and enjoy performances by local musicians and entertainers.

Advance tickets required, tickets on sale August 1st

Festival Gala, 5 p.m. to midnight | Buy Tickets Now

Join us for an elegant evening at the community’s only black-tie, charitable celebration! Walk the red carpet, partake in holiday spirits, and indulge in a delectable three-course meal while surrounded by the display of ornately- decorated Christmas trees. The fundraising begins with the silent auction and buy-it-now tree sales, or participate in the live tree sale auction followed by entertainment, dancing, and more.

Advance reservations required, tickets on sale August 1st

Sunday, November 25

Family Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us for a great day to spend with the family! Enjoy viewing the tree displays, face-painting, crafts, photo with Santa, and holiday performances by local school groups.

  • Open to the public, donations accepted at the door
  • Food and beverages available for purchase

Children’s Workshop, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Visit with Santa
  • $1 per craft
  • $1 face painting

Monday, November 26

Luncheon Fashion Show, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets Now

Join your girlfriends, co-workers, moms, and daughters as your enjoy a festive and lavish ladies day out. Surrounded by the beautifully decorated Christmas trees, this event is a great opportunity to view the holiday fashion trends while enjoying a meal. Approximately 15 local retailers will participate in the event showcasing their fashions on the runway with more than 120 different outfits.

Dinner Fashion Show, 5-8 p.m. | Buy Tickets Now

Join your girlfriends, co-workers, moms, and daughters as your enjoy a festive and lavish ladies night out. Surrounded by the beautifully decorated Christmas trees, this event is a great opportunity to view the holiday fashion trends while enjoying a meal. Approximately 15 local retailers will participate in the event showcasing their fashions on the runway with more than 120 different outfits.

Advanced tickets required (price varies by seating)

Dec
1
Sat
14th Annual Fair Trade Sale at Trinity Lutheran Church CDA @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fair Trade Sale is returning to Trinity Lutheran
The 14th Annual Fair Trade Sale is returning to Trinity Lutheran on Saturday, December 1, AND Sunday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. Free admission.
Fair trade items are artful crafts made by people in developing countries around the world. When you support fair trade, artisans receive a fair price for what they have made. Because of fair trade, many people are able to provide food, education, and medical attention for their families. Many of our products for this year’s sale come through Lutheran World Relief.
LWR uses the money they receive from the sale to help people around the world on our behalf. What can you do to help??? (ANY or ALL of the following would be a GREAT help!):
> Donate paper shopping bags and Christmas gift bags for the sale.
> Donate fruit, cookies/bars to provide a welcoming and hospitable area for those who shop and may be coming to Trinity for the first time.
> Tell your friends, family, and co-workers about this event, noting that the proceeds of the sale go to help those in need around the world. This is not a fund-raiser for us, but one of our many ways we reach out to the world.
> Offer to hang up posters where you work and places you frequent. (Leave a message for Kelsey Cordes-Snyder, (208) 661-3795, if you can do this.)
> Come and SHOP the days of the sale!
If you have questions, ideas, and more, please contact Kelsey Cordes-Snyder at (208) 661-3795.

Hayden Lights @ City of Hayden
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the annual Hayden Lights Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade. The parade will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Hayden Avenue and runs south along Government Way. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony immediately following the parade at McIntire Family Park. Free coffee, hot chocolate and cookies available. Children can visit Santa in the Council Chambers following the Lighting Ceremony. P1FCU will provide games and crafts for the kids as well! If you have any questions please contact the Hayden Recreation & Community Events Department at (208) 209-1080.

Tree Lighting Ceremony @ City of Rathdrum City Hall
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the City of Rathdrum for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The lights will be turned on promptly at 5:00 pm on Main St. near City Hall. This event takes place during December D’Lights hosted by the Rathdrum Chamber of Commerce.

December D’Lights begins at 4:00 pm and ends at 7:00 pm. Join the Chamber of Commerce before the Tree Lighting Ceremony for carriage rides, Santa Claus, Hot Cocoa, S’Mores, crafts, face painting, and carols. Also be prepared for the lighted rig parade at 5:30 pm.

Dec
2
Sun
14th Annual Fair Trade Sale at Trinity Lutheran Church CDA @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fair Trade Sale is returning to Trinity Lutheran
The 14th Annual Fair Trade Sale is returning to Trinity Lutheran on Saturday, December 1, AND Sunday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. Free admission.
Fair trade items are artful crafts made by people in developing countries around the world. When you support fair trade, artisans receive a fair price for what they have made. Because of fair trade, many people are able to provide food, education, and medical attention for their families. Many of our products for this year’s sale come through Lutheran World Relief.
LWR uses the money they receive from the sale to help people around the world on our behalf. What can you do to help??? (ANY or ALL of the following would be a GREAT help!):
> Donate paper shopping bags and Christmas gift bags for the sale.
> Donate fruit, cookies/bars to provide a welcoming and hospitable area for those who shop and may be coming to Trinity for the first time.
> Tell your friends, family, and co-workers about this event, noting that the proceeds of the sale go to help those in need around the world. This is not a fund-raiser for us, but one of our many ways we reach out to the world.
> Offer to hang up posters where you work and places you frequent. (Leave a message for Kelsey Cordes-Snyder, (208) 661-3795, if you can do this.)
> Come and SHOP the days of the sale!
If you have questions, ideas, and more, please contact Kelsey Cordes-Snyder at (208) 661-3795.

Dec
5
Wed
Paws & Claus @ Cd'A Association of Realtors
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the Coeur d’Alene Association of REALTORS YPN for Paws & Claus!

December 5, 2018
4:00pm -6:00pm
at the CAR/MLS office

Bring the kids for pictures with Santa!

Enjoy some Hot Cocoa and Cheer!

Visit with ADOPTABLE critters from the Humane Society (just in time for the Holidays)!

This is a FREE family fun event – Don’t miss out!

Dec
7
Fri
Traditions of Christmas @ Salvation Army Kroc Center
Dec 7 – Dec 23 all-day

Traditions of Christmas is a Radio City Music Hall style show which includes beautifully choreographed kickline tap numbers, Santa’s workshop, a heartfelt military tribute performance and a grand Nativity conclusion. Featuring a cast of 70 people, spectacular sets, live animals, and over 400 costumes.

Friday, December 7 – 7pm
Saturday, December 8 – 3pm
Sunday, December 9 – 3pm

Friday, December 14 – 7pm
Saturday, December 15 – 3pm
Saturday, December 15 – 7pm
Sunday, December 16 – 3pm

Thursday, December 20 – 7pm
Friday, December 21 – 3pm
Friday, December 21 – 7pm
Saturday, December 22 – 3pm
Saturday, December 22 – 7pm
Sunday, December 23 – 3pm

RCLA Alumni PJ Drive & Party @ Post Falls Chamber of Commerce
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for the Annual RCLA Alumni PJ Party & Drive on Friday, December 7th from 4pm-6pm. Drop by the Post Falls Chamber for appetizers, beverages & fellowship with your favorite alumni group!

Winterfest Community Celebration @ City of Post Falls
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Help us kick-off the holiday season with your family and community friends at our winter festival of fun. The City Hall Campus will be bustling with holiday festivities for all ages. We will start the evening by sending out our holiday magic to light-up the community tree. You can enjoy the caroling choirs, warm-up by our outdoor campfires with a warm cup of cider while roasting a marshmallow or enjoying a treat from Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, there will be crafts for all the little elves. Santa will be in his workshop throughout the evening excited for his annual visit with all of his friends. Help contribute to the less fortunate in our community by bringing non-perishable food items, unwrapped new toys, blankets and gently used coats as a donation for our local food bank’s holiday needs.

Dec
8
Sat
Post Fallidays Tiny Tree Festival @ Red Lion Templin's Hotel on the River
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce for their 3rd Annual Post Fallidays Tiny Tree Festival! It will be a mid-morning event full of fun and festivities. Enjoy a beautiful brunch, with a mimosa bar) while perusing the tiny frees up for silent auction bidding. The tiny trees are 4′ and under, and are all decorated by local community leaders and businesses.
Sponsorships available: jame@postfallschamber.com

Mudgy and Millie with Santa Sing-A-Long @ CDA Public Library
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am

Please join us for our annual Mudgy and Millie with Santa Sing-a-Long. We will read the
new Mudgy and Millie Australia book, sing the new song, plus Christmas carols with Mudgy and Santa singing. Photo opportunities after the performance.

Dec
9
Sun
2018 Shalena’s Breakfast with Santa @ Hauser Lake Fire Protection District
Dec 9 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Hauser Lake Volunteer Fire Department for a deluxe breakfast prepared by the first responders. Take photos with Santa (and Mrs. Claus) and share your lists with him. Try your luck in the huge Hauser Lake Fire Auxiliary Raffle!

Suggested donations are only $3/person or $10 per family for breakfast and $1/raffle ticket. Proceeds benefit Eaton, a 6-year-old from Hayden with cancer, and his family. 2018 is the Hauser Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s 33rd year sponsoring this cherished community event.

Dec
15
Sat
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!

Dec
16
Sun
Children’s Christmas Party @ Post Falls Post 143 American Legion
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Post 143’s annual Children’s Christmas Party will be on Dec 16 from 1-4 pm. This is open to the public and we hope to see all our neighbors and friends with their children and grandchildren at this fun event. Santa will here!!