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Emergency Preparedness & Disability Workshop @ Kootenai County Fire and Rescue Training Center
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm

A free workshop will be held on November 5th to help people with disabilities be prepared in the event of an emergency. While disasters and emergencies affect everyone, their impact on people with disabilities is often compounded by factors such as reliance on electrical power, elevators, accessible transportation, exclusion from shelters, and accessible communication. By attending the free workshop, you can learn how to do a personal assessment, develop a concise emergency plan, assemble your “go bag”, and learn how to stay informed. Each participant will receive their own emergency supply starter kit. Anyone with a disability, their friends, family or caregivers is invited to attend.

SARS Ski Swap @ Bonner County Fairgrounds
Nov 9 @ 4:58 pm – 5:58 pm

The annual “unofficial” start of the ski season is November 9th at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Come get the best deals on new and used ski and snowboard equipment! $2 entry fee or $5 per family.

To sell your used equipment, you can drop it off in the main hall at the Fairgrounds on Friday, November 8th from noon – 7 pm.

A portion of the proceeds from all sales go to support the Inland Northwest’s premiere ski racing program, Schweitzer Alpine Racing School!

The EXCEL Foundation’s 2019 Big Event @ Best Western Plus CDA Inn
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The EXCEL Foundation funds grants to teachers for innovative classroom projects in Coeur d’Alene School District 271. These projects would not be funded with ongoing school maintenance dollars. Our 2019 Big Event will be held on Saturday, November 9th at the Coeur d’Alene Inn. The evening will featuring silent auction, live auction, plated dinner with dessert and more!

North Idaho Philanthropy Day Celebration @ Best Western Plus Coeur d'Alene Inn
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Idaho Philanthropy Day is celebrated statewide with award ceremonies to recognize the amazing philanthropic work of nonprofit organizations, foundations, businesses, and individuals nominated by their peers. The Idaho Philanthropy Day awards encompass the spirit of philanthropy including, time, talent, treasure, and involvement in the community.

Revitalized in 2017 with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Idaho Chapter, Idaho Community Foundation, Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation, and the Idaho Nonprofit Center.

Souport The End of Homelessness
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Enjoy 45+ different soups prepared and served by local businesses and organizations. Peoples’s Choice, Chef’s Choice and Best Booth Trophies. All proceeds will support the St. Vincent de Paul Winter Warming Centers.
Email for more information on becoming a Soup Chef.
Tickets will be $15 per person and available starting October 1st. Donations will also be accepted at the event: blankets, sleeping bags, socks, gloves and sweatshirts.

Monday Painters Group Opening & Exhibition @ The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Come meet this accomplished group of painters and enjoy their work! The Monday Painters are a Hayden based group studying realistic drawing and painting styles under classical realism painter Joe Kronenberg.

The Monday Painters Group Exhibition runs Nov 15 – Dec 2, 2019 at The Jacklin Arts Center, 405 N William Street, Post Falls, ID.

The Opening Reception is Nov 15, 6-7:30 pm in the Gallery, with hors d’ ouvres and live music.

The paintings will be on view in The Jacklin’s Gallery 10 am – 2 pm daily.

Contact the JAC at 208-457-8950

Dirty Bird Trail Run @ McEuen Park
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Welcome to our 8th Annual Dirty Bird Trail Run.
***Please read***

This is an impromptu trail run for a good cause. We will be collecting food and donation for Children’s Village, Inc.
* Please park on the east side of McEuen Park (City Hall Parking lot) I will have my van and you can drop off your donation there. I will have the back doors open for your donation.
The run will start at the McEuen Park Band Shell. From band shell we will run to the 3rd street entrance and run around Tubbs Hill (counter clock wise) and back to the band shell. This is a fun run, all we ask for is a donation for Children’s Village from their needs list.
Route: 2.5(ish) mile trail run (course will be marked)
* After the run we can warm up at
Evans brothers coffee.

After swing by Fleet Feet Coeur d’ Alene and pick up some gear… you deserve it!

For more information contact Dave Dutro 208-457-2726

Here are some detail on what the Children’s village is in need of.

Open Your Purse for the Kids @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bring your girlfriends and join us! We have an amazing collection of gently used purses, handbags and wallets for you to purchase! Join us at the Coeur d’Alene Shops to support families in our community! We have an incredible selection of gently used purses, handbags, wallets and accessories to choose from! Many are your favorite designer pieces! All proceed benefit the grief support and child safety program of Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation. We are still needing donations – please call or text Liz 208-557-4371 to donate.

$10 Bag Sale For Charity @ Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This event hosted by Beau Monde Exchange has raised over $95,000 for local charities over the past 12 years. We fill the gymnasium with items that people have marked to donate if we were not able to take them at the Exchange. With help from volunteers we fill the gymnasium in somewhat organized piles and provide 13 gallon kitchen size garbage bags for you to stuff for only $10 a piece. If you’d like to beat the crowds and show up at 3:30, you can pay $20 cash at the door which does not include any bags. This is a cash only event so be sure to get some cash before you come. Some of the charities that have been included over the years are, CASA, Children’s Village, Union Gospel Mission, St. Vincent’s, Womens Center, North Idaho Youth Ranch, Newby-Ginnings, Humane Society, Relatives as Parents, Local Foster Care Support Groups, Lake City Food Bank, Father’s Market, We’ve Got Stuff, Strong Families through Youth Sports, Camp Journey, Camp Kaniksu, Goodwill, Arc, etc!!

Free Thanksgiving Dinner @ Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm

We’re hosting our 4th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for all Club members and their families. Join us for a free family night!

8th Annual Turkey Trot @ The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Thanksgiving is about family so bring your whole family for some family fun! 5k, 10k and 1 mile run/walk options. Strollers and dogs are welcome. Hot cider and raffle items. Proceeds benefit the warming house. Bring cups of soup, coffee, creamer, sugar, hand warmers or socks and get a raffle ticket for each item. go to or pick up an application at Fleet Feet, CdA.

Kootenai Health Foundation Festival of Trees @ Various
Nov 29 – Dec 2 all-day

Friday, November 29

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 2019 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 30

Festival Gala, 5-12 a.m. 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. This year’s event will be emceed by Robyn Nance and Caiti Bobbitt.

Sunday, December 1

Family Day & Children’s Workshop, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join us for a special day to spend with family and friends! Enjoy viewing the splendid 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
  • $2 per activity (face-painting, crafts, cookie decorating)

Monday, December 2

Holiday Luncheon, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. BUY TICKETS NOW

Socialize with your family and friends while enjoying a delightful lunch. A chance to view the trees, purchase $5 raffle tickets, enjoy holiday entertainment by Laura Little Productions and emceed by Eve Knudtsen & Kerri Thoreson. Our troupe of actors, singers and dancers will help recreate your favorite holiday memories and reveal the wonders behind Christmas customs from around the globe.

Ugly Sweater run @ St. Vincent de Paul HELP Center
Dec 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Last year was so fun, let’s do it again! We had over 150 people, let’s make it 250!!!
It’s that time of the year… parties, too much food and drink, and of course ugly Christmas sweaters! Trail Maniacs would like to combine those time honored traditions AND we’ll even throw in a little help for those less fortunate. We are having an Ugly Sweater run. This event is free, but we are accepting gently used jackets, coats, sweaters and blankets for those in need.
Starting at the St. Vincent parking lot at 201 E Harrison Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. We will run 3 to 4 mile (route will depend on weather conditions). Route will most likely include 2nd Street to Tubbs Hill and back, we will finish at Daft Badger. Daft Badger Brewing will have refreshments and a contest for best dressed runner! Voting will start at Daft Badger at 12:00 pm. We will update prizes, but we will have a prize for overall male and female best ugly sweater! Best of all Daft Badger will be offering $1.00 off pints for anyone wearing an ulgy sweater!

Hungry Heroes Veterans Breakfast @ Garden Plaza of Post Falls
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am

Complimentary Veterans Breakfast

Every First Tuesday of the Month at 8:00 am.

Call 208-773-3701 to RSVP

Holly Jolly Craft Market @ Rathdrum Senior Citizen Center
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Come on out the beautiful Rathdrum for a full day of family fun. Start with our awesome shopping event. Feast on homemade chili, then grab some sweet treats from our gundraiser bake sale. Then stick around town for the Christmas parade, tree lighting ceremony and holiday celebration with December D’ Lights….. Festivities start at 5pm. Hope to see you there!!

Hayden Lights @ McIntire Family Park
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring the whole family and enjoy all of the festivities during the annual “Hayden Lights” holiday celebration! Parade begins at 5:00 p.m. on the corner of Hayden Avenue and Government Way and will go south. Free cookies, hot chocolate and coffee will be available in the gazebo. After the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, watch for the arrival of a very special guest! Hayden Lights sponsored by P1FCU.

Hospice of North Idaho presents: Tree Lighting Ceremony: An Evening of Remembrance @ Hospice of North Idaho Community Events Building #2
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us in remembering our loved ones. Together with the community, we gather to hear words of comfort and reflective music to inspire our love during the holiday season. Over refreshments, share special memories with those you meet. You don’t have to feel alone in your grief. Our grief support programs are offered without charge, because of donations from community members.
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Christmas Singalong with Mudgy and Santa @ Coeur d'Alene Public Library
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am

Please join us to, listen to Mudgy and Millie books to be read by author Susan Nipp and sing their songs, as well as Christmas songs. Photo opportunity with Santa and Mudgy and Millie.

A Night in Bethlehem @ Stateline Speedway
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us as we go back in time and take a walk through the village of Bethlehem as if it were the very first Christmas over 2000 years ago! Authentic food, activities for children, live animals, visit the shops, talk with the inn keepers, then see a live production about the night that Jesus was born. From the moment you come in you will feel as if you are apart of Bethlehem.

Stop at the first building to talk with the guard. He will explain what to expect as you visit Bethlehem, where to exchange your money for mites as well as what you can buy with your mites, and then direct you to the census taker.

Afterward when you are leaving Bethlehem, stop at the largest Giving Tree in the Northwest and pick up an ornament. Each ornament has a child in need from our local area and something they’ve requested for Christmas. Bring back your tag with the gift item to AutoSource from 9am to 7pm Monday through Saturday and they will deliver the gifts to each family or organization for Christmas. Please return gifts and tags by the final event on December 22nd.

This is a FREE non profit event benefitting local charities, organizations, and families in need. All cash proceeds from the events will be donated to CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates of North Idaho. Other charities and organizations include Spokane Children’s Hospital, Newby Ginnings, and Family Promise.

Bundle up and bring the whole family out to share the true meaning of Christmas with our community. Stop by for the interactive walk through Bethlehem between 4pm and 6pm and the production shortly after is from 6pm to around 6:30pm. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Lights of Love – Kootenai Humane Society @ Various
Dec 15 all-day

The holiday season is a time to show our beloved animal companions just how much they mean to us and to reflect on the memory of loved ones no longer with us. Illuminate the Lights of Love trees by purchasing a white light in memory of or a red light in honor of your pet. Purchase as many lights as you like! Each light will be tagged with your pet’s name and your last name. Lights are continually added to the trees throughout the season. Stop by the Silver Lake Mall and find your tag. Just know you are helping all the animals who do not have a home for the holidays. They so appreciate the love, warmth, and comfort they receive at KHS because of your donation. Thank you. Click on this link to purchase your lights today!

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