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May
9
Sat
22nd Annual North Idaho Veteran Stand Down @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

 Annual event to provide services to homeless and disadvantaged veterans from the five northern counties. 

Nov
11
Wed
Veterans Free Day at Kroc @ The Salvation Army Kroc Center
Nov 11 all-day

On Veterans Day, all active and retired Military members can enjoy a day at The Kroc free of charge.

CYT Supports Our Military @ The Salvation Army Kroc Center
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm

In honor of Veterans Day, we are opening up our Wednesday, November 11th, Noon performance of A Christmas Carol to all veterans, active duty military families or retired military free of charge at The Kroc Center.
Qualifying families will receive up to 4 complimentary tickets to this show. Valid ID must be shown at the door and we ask that families call the office to reserve their tickets (208-762-9373).

May
21
Sat
Armed Forces Day Festival @ The Fedora
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come out and Honor and Celebrate our Active Military and Veterans.This will be a Family Friendly Outdoor Festival with Live Music, Venders, Food and Drinks, a Beer Garden, Full Honor Color Guard and Military Vehicles.

Aug
16
Tue
Flying Legends of Victory Tour @ Coeur d' Alene Airport
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm

The type of fast, muscular aircraft made famous in the 1942 Doolittle Raid during WWII will be on public exhibition at Coeur d’Alene Airport near the Cameron Aviation hangar.

The B-25J ‘Maid in the Shade’ is one of the Commemorative Air Force’s combat aircraft based at its world-famous museum based in Mesa, Arizona. In addition to ground tours of the aircraft — rides in the aircraft are offered $395 waist gunner seats, $650 jump seats in nose – for reservations contact 480-322-5503 or email b25rc@azcaf.org. Age minimum 12.

Dec
2
Fri
American Legion Craft Show @ American Legion
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

A delightful arts and craft show. All proceeds to the American Legion and benefit our Vets and their families. Santa will be making an appearance and we hope to have local musical talent to bring in the holiday cheer! Booths are 6×8, $25.00. Contact 267-5083 for a vendor packet.

Dec
3
Sat
American Legion Craft Show @ American Legion
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A delightful arts and craft show. All proceeds to the American Legion and benefit our Vets and their families. Santa will be making an appearance and we hope to have local musical talent to bring in the holiday cheer! Booths are 6×8, $25.00. Contact 267-5083 for a vendor packet.

May
13
Sat
North Idaho Veterans Stand Down – A Day of Appreciation for Veterans and Families @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

The 24th North Idaho Veterans Stand Down will be held on Saturday, May 13th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 North Government Way in Coeur d’Alene. The event kicks off a program created by St. Vincent de Paul to assist veterans and their families in Eastern Washington and the five Northern Idaho counties with services throughout the year.
The original Stand Down for Veterans was modeled after the Stand Down concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat. Today, Stand Down refers to a community-based intervention program to assist all veterans who are homeless or at risk of being homeless with information and services. The North Idaho Veterans Stand Down also incorporates services for veterans’ dependents. Veterans will have the opportunity to meet personally with VA healthcare and benefits representatives. Organizations that provide medical, dental, counseling, housing, clothing, clothing repair, food assistance, haircuts, massages, and bike repair will be available. A hot meal will be served to all attendees, volunteers, and service providers. Employers with job openings will also be present. Homeless veterans will be eligible to receive military surplus.
The Stand Down is a time for the community to connect with the homeless veteran population and address this crisis that affects every city and state in this country. The “Hand Up Not a Handout” philosophy of the Stand Down is carried out through the work of volunteers and organizations in Northern Idaho.
To volunteer, request more information, or for veterans’ assistance, please contact Eric Swanbeck, Veteran Services Coordinator at St. Vincent de Paul, (208)664-3095 or email at eric@stvincentdepaulcda.org.

Jun
17
Sat
Fallen Heroes Benefit Ride @ Curlys Hauser Junction
Jun 17 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Since the tragedy of 9/11/2001, Washington State Fallen Heroes Banner Project was formed to bring honor and remembrance to fallen military service members with ties to Washington and Northern Idaho who were willing to sacrifice their all. We provide comfort and support to the families of the fallen;our Gold Star Families. We strive to promote awareness among the community of the sacrifices being made to protect our freedoms.

May they be forever remembered and may we always be forever grateful! 

Sep
10
Sun
Veterans Run hosted by Foundation.Fitness @ Foundation Fitness
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

10K • 5K • 1 mile.
Directions:
Off of I90 take the CdA Northwest Blvd exit, turn south towards downtown. Turn right onto N Lakewood Dr, then right onto W Riverstone Dr, then left onto Beebe Blvd (across from Red Robin), Foundation Fitness is at the end of the road.

Course Description:
Relatively flat with some rolling hills. The course is an out and back course that starts and finishes at Foundation Fitness and goes towards Post Falls on the Centennial trail. The 1 mile course is around the pond in Riverstone.

Awards:
Top three male and female in each age group will receive awards. Age groups are 15 & under, 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75 & over. All participants will receive a finisher medal.

Proceeds:
Go towards the 501c3 non-profite organization, Foundation Fitness. Their mission is to promote physical fitness and its benefits towards good health. The organzation will offer physical health training to the public at an affordable cost with various programs available at no charge for qualifying veterans, youth, and law enforcement.

Entry Cost Information:
$30 per person. $35 the day of race. This fee includes race entry and T-shirt. You are guaranteed a T-shirt if you sign up by September 1st. Race day registration will begin at 8am.

Packet Pickup:
You can pick up your packet on Friday from 12-6pm, Saturday from 8am-2pm, & Sunday at 8am at Foundation Fitness

Sep
24
Sun
St. Vincent de Paul Veterans 5k Run/Walk @ McEuen Park
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am
Veteran’s 5K Run / Walk
An Opportunity to Support our Past, Present and Future Veterans
Registration 9:30am
Race starts at 11:00am
McEuen Park – Downtown Coeur d’Alene
$20 for adults
$10 kids 6 thru 12
All Veterans run FREE
Register at stvincentdepaulcda.org or call 208.416.4726 by September 10 to guarantee a t-shirt
Oct
8
Sun
Burgers & Brews Fundraising Festival by CVMA 13-1 @ North Idaho Cider
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The North Idaho Chapter 13-1 of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association is proud to present our 4th Annual Burgers & Brews fundraising event. This event is to raise money for our local veterans and their families in need in the North Idaho counties. 100% of all monies raised and donated at this event will go to veterans needing assistance in medical care and devices, bills, groceries, etc., as well as providing Thanksgiving meals and Christmas dinners/gifts for veterans and any family members in need. We are a group of non-combat and combat veterans who come together with a love of riding motorcycles and helping our fellow veterans.

We are grateful to have North Idaho Cider as our sponsor for this event and Bombastic Brewing as a co-sponsor.

EVENT IS FAMILY FRIENDLY! Participating vendors for this event are North Idaho Cider, Bombastic Brewing, American Legion Post 143, Up North Distillery, Down Draft Brewing Co., The Hired Grill, Drummin Up BBQ, Las Brasas Mexican Grill, Westwood, The Cupcaker Baker, LuLaRoe, Pure Romance, Scentsy, Bull Dog Pipe & Cigar, Lone Wolf HD, Sweet On You Pallets, AND MORE! There will be live music by Jacob Maxwell, Hannah Rebecca, and No Going Back. Live jazz will also be featured.

Special parking for motorcycles. Everyone is welcome!

There will also be a 50/50 raffle, drawings for prizes every half hour, and yard games.

All vendors will be donating 20% of their profits at this fundraising festival to the CVMA 13-1 to help our local veterans. Remember this and please spend and donate generously! Like and share. We hope to see you all there!

www.northidahocvma.org

CVMA 13-1 IS A REGISTERED 501(c)(3) ORGANIZATION

Nov
10
Fri
Operation Veteran Smiles @ Orban Family Dental
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Veterans Day is coming up soon and we believe a simple thank you is just not enough. We teamed up with Generations Dental and Implants Northwest to provide FREE dental care for a procedure to homeless and in need military veterans on Friday, November 10th. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call our office at 208-667-1546 or visit our website at orbanfamilydental.com.
Veterans will need proof of status, i.e. DD 214 (Separation from Military) or Valid ID such as a VA or military retired card.

Operation Veteran Smiles @ Generations Dental
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Veterans in need of dental work. Generations Dental and Implants Northwest providing support. Will provide free treatment for a procedure to homeless and in-need military veterans. Volunteers will be here to aid those individuals that day, but can make appointments for Nov 10th, 2017 as well. Call 208-664-9225 or visit our website for contact info. GenerationsDentalCDA.com

Mar
8
Thu
National Guard Armory Open House @ Army National Guard Armory
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Idaho Army National Guard is hosting an open house!

Visitors will be able to interact with local Guardsmen and their equipment, from trucks to state-of-the-art training simulators and armament. In addition to learning how the National Guard trains to serve the community and defend the nation, participants can also find out about the benefits of service in the National Guard, from money for education and on-the-job training to paid travel and up to $20,000 in enlistment bonuses.

A free lunch catered by Franko’s Dog House will be provided 11am-1pm, while supplies last.

Mar
17
Sat
2nd Annual Gettin’ Dirty Silent Auction @ D-MAC's
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come help Gator Boyz Mudding and Off-road raise money for our public education mission and local veteran’s support organization “Newby-Ginnings of North Idaho”.

May
12
Sat
25th North Idaho Veterans Stand Down @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The 25th North Idaho Veterans Stand Down will be held on Saturday, May 12th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 North Government Way in Coeur d’Alene. The annual event was a program created by St. Vincent de Paul as a means to assist veterans and their families in Eastern Washington and the five Northern Idaho counties.
In the military, Stand Down refers to a necessary mental and physical break from combat. Military personnel would spend time in a safe place to rest and recuperate before returning to the front lines. Today, Stand Down is an event that provides a safe place for veterans and their families to engage with veteran community resources. Veterans will have the opportunity to meet personally with VA healthcare and benefits representatives. Organizations that provide medical, dental, counseling, assistance with Wills, housing, clothing, clothing repair, food assistance, haircuts, and bike repair will also be available. Additionally, employers with job openings will be accepting applications and interviewing candidates. Breakfast and lunch will be served to all attendees, volunteers, and service providers.
The Stand Down goal is to reach veterans who are homeless or at risk of being homeless as well as all veterans and their families. Through the work of volunteers and local organizations, this one-day event provides veterans and their families’ invaluable information and resources.
To volunteer, request more information, or for veterans’ assistance, please contact Eric Swanbeck, Veteran Services Coordinator at St. Vincent de Paul, (208)664-3095 or email at eric@stvincentdepaulcda.org.

Jun
16
Sat
3rd Annual Fallen Heroes Ride & Fundraiser @ Curley's Hauser Junction
Jun 16 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Planning is going great!
A La Carte Family BBQ & Catering is going to have a fantastic Patriotic menu for purchase after the ride.
Southwest Airlines was gracious enough to donate 2 round trip flight passes (domestic travel only) for an auction item!

Keep watching for more donation updates!

Sep
22
Sat
2nd Annual CDA Warrior Challenge @ McEuen Park
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come see members of the Idaho Army National Guard compete in several challenging, exciting events for the honor of “Top Spartan”!

Visitors can try Challenge events non-competitively and participate in many FREE family-friendly activities, including: paintball, Archery Tag, obstacle course, and more!

National Guard Soldiers will be on hand to greet the public, as well as displays of military gear and weapons!

No registration is required, and all events are free and open to the public.