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Mar
23
Sat
Children’s Village Spring Benefit @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our annual Spring Benefit Dinner and Auction

Apr
5
Fri
8th Annual Cowboy Ball @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo Foundation for a wonderful evening of fundraising, dancing, and great company.
Catering, auction items and band will be announced soon!

Proceeds benefit the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo Foundation which provides for capital improvements at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds and educational opportunities by way of scholarships to area youth.

This is a tabled event that sells out quickly. To renew your table or join the waiting list, please call the Fairgrounds Office: 208-765-4969.

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
9th Annual Walk for Autism Awareness in North Idaho @ McEuen Park
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Panhandle Autism Society is excited about our 9th annual Walk for Autism Awareness in North Idaho! Last year we were humbled by our communities participation and support with over 600 individuals participating in the event! This event is the biggest fundraiser for autism awareness in the North Idaho area. All proceeds go to benefit the Panhandle Autism Society. The donations are used exclusively to benefit families and individuals in North Idaho whose lives are impacted by autism.

The funds from last years walk helped contribute to: Funding nearly $10,000 in local individual grants, 5 social and support groups were continued with record number attendance at our teen and tween groups, parents were again able to attend our fall conference and we were able to continue our mission to train law enforcment and 1st responders in North Idaho and surrounding areas, attend a multitude of community events where we spread AUTISM AWARENESS throughout our amazing community! Thank YOU North Idaho as none of this is possible with out your continued SUPPORT!

Register by March 31st, 2019, Registrants AFTER this date CANNOT be guaranteed a tshirt!

The Family Registration Discount Pricing Options are ONLY available until 3-31-19!!!! After this time ONLY individual registration will be open for $20.00 per registrant!

This is a 1/2 mile family friendly walk! Activities include: Raffles which include a iPad mini with $50 iTunes card, a bounce house, team sign making and really cool awareness items sales. Check back for more vendors and activities as we confirm participation.

Come join us for a morning of awareness, family time and community! Remember the Biggest TEAM wins a $50 gift card of their choice! The 2019 Walk for Autism Awareness is on April 13th, 2019 at McEuen Park in beautiful downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho!. Day of walk Registration WITHOUT a Tshirt guarantee begins at 9 am and the walk begins at 10 am. RAIN OR SHINE

T-shirts available after the walk with registration after March 31st, 2019 ONLY IF AVAILABLE ie. There are some leftover.

Cancer & Community Charities (3Cs) 2019 Spring Craft Boutique @ Coeur d'Alene Boys & Girls Club
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Please join us and dozens of local vendors for a day of crafts, art, gifts, food, raffles and more, with proceeds benefitting non-profit charities in Kootenai County.

2nd Annual TitleOne Charity Cornhole Tournament @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for a day of fun and friendly competition on Saturday, April 13th at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in the Jacklin Building. Doors open at 12:00 pm | First toss at 1:00 pm

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!

Big Man of CDA – A Womanless Beauty Pageant @ CD'A Eagles
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We’re flipping the old-fashioned beauty pageant upside-down…

Come see local guys show us their talents, answer silly questions, and wear whatever they want, because life is too short not to strut your unique!

Join us and say goodbye to old traditions and hello to hilarious.

Who will WIN THE CROWN at the Un-Pageant? You decide…

7:00 pm show
6:00 cocktail hour
$25 per person

Apr
16
Tue
4th Annual NIC Diversity Symposium @ North Idaho College
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

The NIC Diversity Symposium on April 16, 2019 is a day filled with discussion, presentations, and displays connected to the college’s diversity theme (Cultural Identity for 2018-20) and the common read (currently Sebastian Junger’s Tribe). Attendees are invited to attend one or all of these free sessions as this year’s symposium investigates the question “What Is Cultural Identity?” Presenters will speak about the ways in which our various identities (gender, sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, etc.) affect our experiences in the world.

Keynote speaker Daniella Zalcman will discuss her ongoing project, Signs of Your Identity, a portrait series of survivors of Canadian Indian Residential Schools. The project received the 2017 Arnold Newman Prize, a 2017 Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award, the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award, the 2016 Magnum Foundation’s Inge Morath Award, and is part of Open Society Foundation’s Moving Walls 24.

Attend all or part! Space will be limited to RSVP for your free seat early: https://NIC-4th-annual-diversity-symposium.eventbrite.com

FULL SCHEDULE______________________________________
9 am – 10:15 am in the Lake CdA Room
*A Journey into the Deaf World*
with Douglas Tapani, University of Cinncinati
Tapani speaks about the journey that led him to discover his native language (ASL) and cultural identity (deaf man) as an adult, after growing up isolated in a hearing world.

10:30 am – 11:45 am in the Lake CdA Room
*Courageous Conversations*
with Juli Stratton, North Idaho Pride Alliance
Stratton addresses “humanizing” the other through Courageous Conversations, tackling such topics as cultural humility, competence vs. cultural humility, mindbugs and biases, and identifying privilege.

Noon – 12:50 pm in Blue Creek Bay Room
Cardinal Reads Roundtable
with Dr. Kimberley Richards, Salish School of Spokane
Listen to stories about the impact of language maintenance and renewal in the Salish speaking territory of the Indigenous Columbia Plateau. / Part of the 2019-20 Cardinal Reads Lecture Series

1 pm – 2:15 pm in the Lake CdA Room
Signs of Your Identity
with Daniella Zalcman, KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Keynote speaker Daniella Zalcman will discuss her ongoing project, Signs of Your Identity, a portrait series of survivors of Canadian Indian Residential Schools. The project received the 2017 Arnold Newman Prize, a 2017 Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award, the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award, the 2016 Magnum Foundation’s Inge Morath Award, and is part of Open Society Foundation’s Moving Walls 24.

ABOUT KEYNOTE: Zalcman is a documentary photographer based between London and New York. She is a multiple grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and a fellow with the International Women’s Media Foundation.

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm in the Lake Cda Room
PANEL DISCUSSION: Language Maintenance and Revitalization within the Indigenous Columbia Plateau
with Dr. Kimberley Richards (Salish School of Spokane), Audra Vincent (Coeur d’Alene Tribe Language Program), and JR Bluff (Kalispel Tribe Language Department)
NIC’s Dr. Victor Begay moderates a discussion of Native language maintenance and revitalization within the Indigenous Columbia Plateau, and the importance and significance of language to Native identity.

7 pm – 9 pm in the Lake CdA Room
Readers Theater: The Laramie Project
with Actors, Vagabonds, and Such and Gender & Sexuality
NIC theater program students perform a reading of Moisés Kaufman’s play about reactions to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming.
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Questions? For more information visit www.nic.edu/diversity or email josann.lien@nic.edu or laura.templeman@nic.edu.
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This event was made possible with funding from the NIC Foundation, the NIC Office of Instruction, and the NIC Diversity Council. Logistical support provided by North Idaho College Disability Support Services and the Human Right Education Institute.

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.

May
2
Thu
Idaho Gives @ Online and Statewide
May 2 all-day

Idaho Gives – a program of the Idaho Nonprofit Center – is a statewide, 24-hour giving day taking place on May 2nd, 2019, and it’s all online!

Every year on one amazing day, people across our state come together for Idaho nonprofits. It’s a day to celebrate the awesome work of Idaho’s nonprofits and benefit from the power of many. Idaho comes together—be a part of it!

IdahoGives.org provides an easy-to-use platform for donors to search, support and donate to Idaho nonprofits. Check out the website for a complete list of our events statewide!

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

May
10
Fri
Free Evening at the Museum @ Museum of North Idaho
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Museum has three new exhibits this season. The two seasonal exhibits New Land, New Life: Immigrants Shaped Our Region and Keeping History Alive. The first exhibit provides a look into the lives of some of the people in the major immigrant groups that settled here. The second exhibit showcases a sampling of the Museum of North Idaho’s recent artifact donations. The exhibits will run April 2 through October 31st. A new permanent exhibit Explores and Fur Trade, created by the Friends of Spokane House, looks at trade prior to white settlement and explorers.

May
17
Fri
Battle of the Badges @ Frontier Ice Arena
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Coeur d’Alene Police Hockey Team has challenged to Spokane Police Hockey Team to a rematch Battle of the Badges hockey Game May 17 at Frontier Ice Arena. Puck drops at 6:30pm. Proceeds benefit the K27 Forever Memorial at McEuen Park.

May
18
Sat
Rummage Sale to provide a VBS for people with special needs @ The Vine Church
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Vine Church Rummage Sale
The Vine Church, 9407 N Government Way in Hayden, will be having a rummage sale on Saturday, May 18th, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Donations can be dropped off at the church anytime. 100% of the proceeds from the rummage sale will go to provide a FREE one-day VBS camp for people with special needs on Saturday, June 1st, from 10:00-12:00 at McIntire Park. www.TheVineIdaho.org. (208) 449-2080.

May
19
Sun
The Toy Shop @ First Presbyterian Church
May 19 @ 4:00 pm

A charming children’s opera about a toy maker and his mechanical dolls who wish they were real and discover that love is the key to life. Free event by Inland Northwest Opera Directed by Maria Caprile with student talent from University of Idaho and Eastern Washington University.

May
23
Thu
CdA Charter Academy Presents: From Bach to ROCK! @ North Idaho College-Schuler Performing Arts Center
May 23 @ 6:00 pm

Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy will present their season finale concert, “From Bach to ROCK !” Thursday, May 23, 6p/5:30 doors open, at the NIC Schuler Performing Arts Auditorium. Performances will include Orchestra, Band and Jazz students and will feature a wide range of music and showmanship. Admission is free and open to the public. Limited premium reserved seating is available and purchasers are entered in a drawing for $500+ in prizes. Details at www.CdaCharter.org.