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Feb
20
Wed
Caregiving Support Group @ Hospice of North Idaho
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you caring for someone who is chronically ill or aged and needs extra support? Do you see your role as a caregiver increasing? Journey though caregiving, its challenges, lessons, and its unique grief. Join Kaylee Kron, Bereavement Counselor and Maggie McComb, Hospice Nurse once a month along with other caregivers to share your experience, get insight from fellow caregivers, and gain skills to help you along your caregiving journey. This support group is ongoing (third Wednesday of each month), open to the public and free of charge.
Register, free with Kaylee Kron, Bereavement Counselor, kronk@honi.org

Mar
2
Sat
CdA Charter’s 5th Annual Soup & Chili Cook-off – Celebrating 20 Years! @ Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 2019 Soup & Chili Cook-off is Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy’s annual fundraiser, and this year Charter will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary. Participants will showcase their best soup and/or chili, while spectators have the opportunity to sample. To sign up to participate by bringing a soup or chili register here https://goo.gl/forms/Ck8ZJ9mc93dSjYda2. This year’s event will feature auction items, a game room for kids, musical performances from Charter’s outstanding groups, and more. Proceeds from the event benefit the school directly!

23rd Wine, Stein and Dine @ Post Falls Greyhound Park & Event Center
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wine, Stein and Dine is a great annual event that includes tasting from over 85 vendors of microbrews and hard ciders from local breweries, wines from area wineries, with an array of foods from local restaurants, live music with Bill Bozly, wine tree raffle, photo booth and silent auction. Everyone receives a wine, or beer glass. This annual fundraiser of the Post Falls Education Foundation funds innovative classroom grants for Post Falls School District educators in grades K-12. Tickets available online at www.pfefwsd.org or these Post Falls locations:
Mt. West Bank, Super One, Yokes, Post Falls Brewing, Selkirk Abbey Brewing, Post Falls Chamber of Commerce, Post Falls School Dist. Office, Washington Trust Bank, and Daft Badger Brewing in Coeur d’Alene. Your ticket is good for all beverages and food all evening.
For more information visit us on Facebook, or call 208-691-4675

Mar
14
Thu
Kids in Grief Awareness Day @ Hospice of North Idaho
Mar 14 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Are you a helping professional who works with youth? Could you benefit from learning how to support kids and teens who have experienced the death of someone close to them? Help them build resilience throughout their life! Join Hospice of North Idaho bereavement counselors and children’s mental health professionals for this free, 1-day training!
Free tickets at https://kids-in-grief-training-for-helping-professionals.eventbrite.com
3 free continuing education hours may be available!

Mar
16
Sat
Open Arms Ladies’ Luncheon and Silent Auction @ Cd'A Shrine Club Event Center
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Catered luncheon and silent auction with special guest speaker, Patty Moreno. Come join us for an afternoon of food, fellowship and auction items to bid on.

Apr
5
Fri
Community Dodgeball Tournament: Celebrating Sports for Peace @ North Idaho College Christianson Gymnasium
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join North Idaho College and the Human Rights Institute in an afternoon of fun and games to celebrate the International Day of Sports for Peace with a community Dodgeball tournament.

GAMES • ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS • CONCESSIONS • VENDORS

Registration and player sign in starts at 4:00 pm
Event is 5 pm to 8 pm
in the Christianson Gymnasium [481 N. College Drive]
on the North Idaho College Campus

We encourage anyone in our community to join us in one of three ways at this free event:

SIGN UP TO PLAY
Anyone (all ages!) can sign up to play for free! We encourage businesses, organizations, schools, and clubs to challenge their competition, colleagues, rivals and coworkers to a friendly game in the name of peace!

Teams of SIX or single players (to be assigned to a team) must register by April 2nd. Teams can register at www.eventbrite.com or by filling out this form https://goo.gl/forms/3YZojCGk9YH2vngv2. Single players looking to be assigned to a team can email CecilCardinal@nic.edu.

PLEDGE PEACE
Join others at the event — sign and raise a white card to pledge peace in our community.

BE A SPECTATOR
Browse vendors and cheer on your competing neighbors and community members.

This event is free and family friendly. If you require specific accommodations, please call (208) 769-3300.

Learn more about the International Day of Sport for Peace at www.April6.org.

Apr
13
Sat
Round Dance at North Idaho College @ Christianson Gymnasium
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

North Idaho College’s American Indian Student Alliance presents Round Dance!

A Round Dance is a social gathering where all in attendance are invited to dance in a circle around traditional drummers or hand drummers. Come appreciate the regalia of the exposition dancers and the emotional power of the music. People from all walks of life will be encouraged to dance together.

We invite our whole community to join us in celebrating American Indian Heritage with this FREE family event to include a hands-on children’s arts and crafts area, community resource vendors, and Indian tacos on sale to support NIC scholarships.

Enjoy:
Drum Group “Otter Creek & Bad Canyon”
Hand Drum Singers “Sonny Doney & Thomas Kickingwoman”
Native Dance Exhibition “Many White Horses”

Master of Ceremonies: Sam Whiteman Sr.
Area Director: Dave Meltingtallow

The event is FREE and Family Friendly!

Apr
20
Sat
City of Hayden Kite Festival @ Broadmoore Park
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us for our annual FREE Kite Festival at Broadmoore Park in Hayden on Saturday April 20th. This fun family-friendly event is sponsored by STCU and supported by the Hayden Chamber. Starts at Noon – awards at 2:15 p.m. Call City of Hayden with any questions at (208) 209-1080. Thank you!

Apr
23
Tue
Post Falls Chamber of Commerce CEO Speakers Series @ Garden Plaza
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Please join us for the second installment of the 2019 CEO Speakers Series, sponsored by Idaho Central Credit Union. The quest speaker will be long time resident, Chief Warren Merritt from Kootenai County Fire and Rescue, sharing his success stories during life in public service.

Apr
24
Wed
Post Falls Chamber of Commerce Community Business Fair @ Post Falls Greyhound Park & Event Center
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Over 90 businesses and service groups under one roof! Play Business Bingo to win fabulous prizes. Bring your business cards to enter the drawings! Free Admission, Free Parking, Open to the Public
For information on securing an exhibitor booth, contact deb@postfallschamber.com
3pm-4pm – Business to Business Networking opportunity just for vendors. For information 208-773-5016 or www.postfallschamber.com
Thank you to our Grand Sponsor, Northwest Specialty Hospital

Apr
26
Fri
Giant Rummage Sale for a Cause @ Community United Methodist Church
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Rummage “Sales by Donation” on Fri. April 26 & Sat. April 27, 9am-3pm
The United Methodist Women’s group has held this annual event for over 40 years and it offers clothing, dishes, small appliances, tools, outdoor items, furniture, recreational equipment, books and more.
Pick your price! Sales are by donation. Saturday “Buy the Bag Sale” starts at noon.
The proceeds from this sale go toward local missions that we love to support, as well as global missions. , www.cdaumc.org, www.facebook.com/cdaumc/
Donations welcome, call for pick up of large items.

Apr
27
Sat
Giant Annual Rummage Sale for a Cause @ Community United Methodist Church
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Rummage “Sales by Donation” on Fri. April 26 & Sat. April 27, 9am-3pm
The United Methodist Women’s group has held this annual event for over 40 years and it offers clothing, dishes, small appliances, tools, outdoor items, furniture, recreational equipment, books and more.
Pick your price! Sales are by donation. Saturday “Buy the Bag Sale” starts at noon.
The proceeds from this sale go toward local missions that we love to support, as well as global missions. , www.cdaumc.org, www.facebook.com/cdaumc/
Donations welcome, call for pick up of large items.

2019 Spring Dash @ McEuen Park
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Register today for the 37th Annual Spring Dash! A five mile run through Coeur d’Alene to support United Way of North Idaho. Saturday, April 27, 2019, race time at 9:30am. If you’re interested in volunteering or helping plan the event, please let us know… 208-667-8112 or SpringDash@UnitedWayofNorthIdaho.org

Aw$um Auction – Be Our Guest! @ Best Western Plus Coeur d'Alene Inn
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Commodores invite you to come as your favorite Disney character to this year’s Aw$um Auction on April 27 at the Best Western Plus Cd’A Inn. Costumes are not mandatory, just come join the fun and action of our biggest fundraiser of the year.

Apr
28
Sun
Earth Day Fair @ Coeur d'Alene Public Library
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Coeur d’Alene Earth Day Festival is a free, open to the public, family friendly event held annually in the Community Room. Educational booths include presentations and crafts. The event will also feature a bicycle check-up station by Lake City Bicycle Collective, an invasive species boat inspection demonstration by ID Department of Agriculture, a stream-flow demonstration model by the U of I IDAH2O Program and the Bookmobile! Live entertainment all day!
Earth Day is presented by the CdA Library and Kootenai Environmental Alliance

May
2
Thu
Safe Passage Violence Prevention Breakfast @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort
May 2 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Start your day with breakfast on us, and help us make Idaho safe for women, children and families. RSVP to Bretta Walker at 208-664-9303 or bwalker@safepassageid.org

Jun
1
Sat
Special Needs VBS 2019 @ McIntire Park
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Special Needs VBS 2019
On Saturday, June 1st, from 10:00-12:00, The Vine Church will be offering a FREE one-day VBS camp for children and adults with special needs. The event will be held at McIntire Park, 8930 N Government Way in Hayden. All ages are welcome! Register at TheVineIdaho.org/events.

Jun
7
Fri
Family Day in the Park 2019 @ Coeur d'Alene City Park
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 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 dusk.

Jun
22
Sat
DogFest North Idaho “Give A Dog A Job” @ Forrest Bird Charter School
Jun 22 @ 9:45 am – 2:00 pm

2nd Annual DOGFEST NORTH IDAHO – “Give a Dog a Job” benefiting Canine Companions for Independence and the mission of providing highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities….free of charge! Grab a leash and bring your dog, family and friends to this fun, community event and festival… all for the love of dogs! Enjoy crazy canine games, contests, dog demos, inspiring speakers, music, food and great fun! Fundraising encoura

Dog Days of Summer-Fest @ Pawfoot Dog Park (Croffoot Park)
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

City of Hayden along with Idaho Central Credit Union would like to invite you to the Dog Days of Summer-Fest happening at Pawfoot Dog Park on Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. There will be bouncy houses, vendors, food and a doggie dash! All proceeds from the doggie dash go to provide additional amenities at Pawfoot Park. Please call the City