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Mar
16
Mon
Nurturing Skills for Families Parenting class @ Betty Keifer Elementary
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Topics Include:
Empathy, Understanding Discipline, Growth & Development, Understanding Feelings, Rewards & Punishment, Redirection, Self-Worth & Personal Power, Keeping Kids Drug Free, Family Rules, Child Safety, Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop.

Advance sign up required 208-676-1515

Cost: $85

Mar
23
Mon
Nurturing Skills for Families Parenting class @ Betty Keifer Elementary
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Topics Include:
Empathy, Understanding Discipline, Growth & Development, Understanding Feelings, Rewards & Punishment, Redirection, Self-Worth & Personal Power, Keeping Kids Drug Free, Family Rules, Child Safety, Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop.

Advance sign up required 208-676-1515

Cost: $85

Apr
6
Mon
Nurturing Skills for Families Parenting class @ Betty Keifer Elementary
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Topics Include:
Empathy, Understanding Discipline, Growth & Development, Understanding Feelings, Rewards & Punishment, Redirection, Self-Worth & Personal Power, Keeping Kids Drug Free, Family Rules, Child Safety, Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop.

Advance sign up required 208-676-1515

Cost: $85

Apr
13
Mon
Nurturing Skills for Families Parenting class @ Betty Keifer Elementary
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Topics Include:
Empathy, Understanding Discipline, Growth & Development, Understanding Feelings, Rewards & Punishment, Redirection, Self-Worth & Personal Power, Keeping Kids Drug Free, Family Rules, Child Safety, Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop.

Advance sign up required 208-676-1515

Cost: $85

Apr
16
Thu
Methods and Coping Strategies in Working with Difficult Children @ The Kroc Center
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Is there a child in your life who is constantly pushing your boundaries, is noncompliant and seems to cause chaos and disruption? If you answer yes, then this class is for you! Whether you are a teacher, family member or a parent of a difficult child, join us and learn methods and coping strategies to gain a better insight into childhood disorders, behavior modification techniques and proven parenting skills.

Apr
20
Mon
Nurturing Skills for Families Parenting class @ Betty Keifer Elementary
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Topics Include:
Empathy, Understanding Discipline, Growth & Development, Understanding Feelings, Rewards & Punishment, Redirection, Self-Worth & Personal Power, Keeping Kids Drug Free, Family Rules, Child Safety, Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop.

Advance sign up required 208-676-1515

Cost: $85

Jul
13
Mon
Sky Prairie Church Vacation Bible School: Hometown Nazareth @ Sky Prairie Churh
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm

Hometown Nazareth – Where Jesus was a Kid. 5:30pm light dinner, 6-8pm program. Join us in Hometown Nazareth, where we’ll explore what life was like when Jesus was a kid. You’ll craft cool projects in the Marketplace, laugh as you play Bible-times games, visit with Jesus’ mom, Mary, and eat foods just like the ones Jesus ate. Plus, you’ll meet lots of new friends! Scholarships available.

Aug
8
Sat
Back to School Kids Fair @ Silverlake Mall
Aug 8 all-day

Back to School Kids Fair
Sat. Aug. 8th, 2015 | 10 am – 5 pm
Silverlake Mall: 200 W. Hanley Ave. Coeur d’ Alene

Please join us for a Back to School Kids Fair for local parenting resources, fall and winter fun, youth groups, kids’ health, educational information, arts and crafts and lots of fun for the whole family!

FREE Admission plus other activities include: a Back to School Fashion Show, Pet Adoption Drive, and a Food Truck Festival at Silverlake Mall’s Parking Lot.

Vendors WANTED
Contact: Charity@thefamilyguide.org | 509.928.9664 www.facebook.com/nwfamilyfunfair/events www.thefamilyguide.org

The N. Idaho Back to School Kids Fair is organized by The Family Fun Fair – a 501-C3 Organization. Our mission is to strengthen & support families, educators, outreach workers, non-profit agencies, support groups, after-school
programs, community volunteers & advocates in the Spokane & N. Idaho area. We carry out this mission by organizing a FREE community event to provide the community local resources, & information to build & strengthen kids & families.

Oct
8
Thu
Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop @ Help Center
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. This class is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Please call or email to sign up (208) 676-1515

Nov
12
Thu
Raising Children With Resilience @ KROC Center Coeur d'Alene
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

learning how to nurture the behavior skills of resilience, grit, self control and others in children…. as these skills are shown to be as impactful as grades and test scores in creating success at school and in life in general.

Apr
7
Thu
Spring Fling Resource Fair @ Harding Family Center
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Spring Fling Resource Fair is a fun night of Food, Games, Activities, and Door Prized. Agencies from Kootenai County will be here to answer questions and provide resources for children and their families.

Apr
1
Sat
Easter for Kids @ Skyway Elementary School
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Saturday, April 1st, The Vine Church in Coeur d’Alene invites your children (ages 3-12) to a fun-filled day of Easter activities at “Easter for Kids.” 10:00 am – 12:00 noon. Great crafts, exciting songs, creative learning activities, fun games, Easter video, the Easter story, and an Egg Hunt to follow! Parents are invited to a closing song program at 11:55 am, at which time the children will sing the Easter song they learned. The event will be held at Skyway Elementary School, 6621 N Courcelles Pkwy. There is no cost, but space is limited. Pre-register online at www.TheVineIdaho.org or by calling (208) 449-2080. Everyone is welcome!

Apr
7
Fri
Bridging the Gap Dinner @ Coeur d' Alene Inn
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Adults will gain tools to talk with kids about “The Birds and the Bees”.

Apr
8
Sat
Mommy Fest and Car Seat Safety Inspection @ Panhandle Health District
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mommy fest and car seat safety inspection

Apr
12
Wed
Ready! For Kindergarten @ John Brown Elementary School
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

For families in Lakeland School District ages 3-5. Must Register

Apr
20
Thu
Free Safe Infant Sleep Class @ Heritage Health
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm

Safe Infant Sleep Class. Free halo sleep sack to each family

Jun
10
Sat
Barn Dance Fundraiser @ Meadowbrook Community Hall
Jun 10 @ 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, Emily Faulkner. 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, kids under 12 free (raffle and cake walk tickets $1each) Proceeds to benefit the Meadowbrook Community Hall building fund

Sep
10
Sun
Bicycle Safety Rodeo @ Trinity Lutheran Church / Yates Funeral Home shared parking between 4th & 5th Streets
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Did You Know?
• Every two minutes, a child is treated in an emergency room for an unintentional cycle-related incident.
• More children are seen in emergency rooms for injuries related to riding toys than any other toy.
• Helmet use is the most effective way to reduce bicycle-related fatalities.
• Non-motorized scooters cause more injuries to kids than any other toy.
• If 85% of all children wore helmets every time they rode their bike for one year, an average of $109 to $142
Trinity Lutheran Church with the guidance and help of many in the community is planning a Bicycle Safety Rodeo in mid-town Coeur d’Alene. This will be just 5 days after school starts and a great time to make sure your child is a safe rider.
More details to come! Mark your calendar!

Apr
12
Thu
Bridging the Gap @ Best Western Plus Coeur d'Alene Inn
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for an engaging evening of conversation with teens and parents.

WHAT IS BRIDGING THE GAP?

Some parents dread talking about the birds and bees with their children – or avoid it all together. At the annual North Idaho Bridging the Gap Dinner, you will learn that you are not alone, and through our interactive workshop you will take home the tools to take on uncomfortable conversations with youth in your life. This workshop will cover how and when to talk about healthy relationships, social media, and other tough topics facing parents and their teens today.

At Bridging the Gap, health education specialists and trained teens will help parents practice scenarios on how to speak with their own children on these sensitive topics. Parents will walk away with the knowledge and skills to speak with their children within the comfort of their own home. Help your teen make healthy choices about relationships, sex and social media.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Bridging the Gap is designed for parents, guardians, grandparents or anyone else who is helping guide teens and/or pre-teens through life. We will focus on helping those who are attempting to have “the talk” with teens, but welcome anyone involved with youth this age.

SEATING IS LIMITED! PLEASE REGISTER AND ARRIVE EARLY. DINNER IS PROVIDED FOR THE FIRST 30 ATTENDEES AT THE EVENT.

Jun
8
Fri
Family Day in the Park & Fancy Flea Market @ Coeur d'Alene City Park
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the Date for this exciting Collaborative Event!

The North Idaho Family Group (NIFG) is an Idaho 501(c)3 non profit. It is a membership and program driven group whose mission is Healthy Families and Life Long Learning. NIFG is a backbone organization that will produce the annual Family Day in the Parks event in the spirit of the former collaborative, nonprofit based, Kids Day in the Park with a greatly expanded venue, schedule of events, audience and opportunities.

The event will give families a last day of school activity that is free to the public and lasts until after dark.

Booths
Food
Music
Cultural Activities
Movies
Carousel, Museum, Skate Park

The event will start at noon and run until dark.