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Feb
7
Thu
2019 CDAIDE Care Affair @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CDAIDE’s 2nd Annual Care Affair will be held at the The Coeur d’Alene Resort. We are featuring four NEW Celebrity Chefs this year and you won’t want to miss out on the fun. Of course, all donated dollars go directly to support our hard-working hospitality community. So get your tickets today before they sell out. This year promises to be even bigger and better than last year.

Feb
8
Fri
“Today”s Modern” Jerri Lisk + Maya Rumsey + Mark Lisk – The Art Spirit Gallery – Art Walk @ The Art Spirit Gallery
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm

The Art Spirit Gallery proudly showcases new work by Boise artists Jerri and Mark Lisk and local ceramist Maya Rumsey. Please join us for the opening reception Friday, February 8 from 5 – 8 pm in conjunction with Music Walk in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Everyone is welcome. Meet the artists and enjoy the festivities. The show runs through March 2.

This show is sponsored by Collective Kitchen and Global Kitchen. We thank these local restaurants for their continued support of the arts in our community.

Feb
9
Sat
2019 Northwest Fest & Salmon Feast @ CDA Eagles
Feb 9 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The 2019 Northwest Fest & Salmon Feast is Family Promise of North Idaho’s major annual fundraiser. It offers a dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing! We invite you to join us on February 9. Make your reservations early, as this event sold out last year.

Feb
16
Sat
Mardi Gras Krewe d’Alene 2019 @ Cd'A Resort Plaza Shops
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The 4th annual Mardi Gras Krewe d’Alene in the CDA Resort Plaza Shops. As you stroll through the “streets” of New Orleans in this re-creation of the French Quarter, you’ll find samples of delicious New Orleans’-style fare from up to 10 local favorite restaurants who are competing in a lively cookoff for Chef’s choice and People’s choice awards. With fun street entertainment throughout there is so much to do.

In addition to the featured restaurants, you can enjoy stilt walkers, jugglers, fortune tellers, henna tatooists, body painters, artists in action, and live musicians. Enjoy a drink in Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, a re-creation of the oldest bar in the country. Sip on a Café Au Lait and savor delightful beignets in the re-creation of the historic Café Du Monde. And new this year is a performance by the drag queens Nova Kaine and Les Gurlz.

Find the baby in the King Cake and reign over the 2019 Mardi Gras, leading the traditional second line led by a live jazz trio. And as they say in New Orleans, “laissez les bon temps rouler” which means “let the good times roll”!

Tickets include a great evening of food, fun, and a souvenir shot glass. There are prizes for best costume and most spirited reveler. Costumes are encouraged but not required. The bar is no host, and revelers must be 21 and over.

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

Wine, Stein & Dine 2019 @ Greyhound Park & Event Center
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wine, Stein & Dine 2019 will be held on March 2nd, 2019. Mark Your Calendars!

Mar
8
Fri
Christian Center School 37th Annual Auction @ Best Western CdA Inn
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Christian Center School is excited to announce its 37th annual auction and dinner at the Best Western CDA Inn on March 8th. Come and bid on a 6 night stay in the Caribbean, Seahawks tickets or a California getaway to Disneyland! Get your tickets at www.ccs-id.net. CCS is located at 3639 W Prairie Avenue in Hayden.

Mar
9
Sat
Matt’s Place Foundation 4th Annual Pub Crawl @ Coeur d' Alene Plaza Shops
Mar 9 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We are pleased to announce our 4th Annual Pub Crawl on March 9th Downtown Cda! Help us support those in our area living with ALS by participating in the funnest Pub Crawl around!
There are 15 participating pubs this year, live music by Colby Acuff and the Saddle tramps, fun prizes, raffle items and enter your ticket for a chance to win $$$
Crawl to each location mentioned on your ticket, get a stamp, enjoy a discounted drink or food item and return by 7 pm to the Plaza Shops to enter your ticket for a chance to win $1,000! All money raised go to support PALS (people with ALS) and their family!

The Sweethearts’ Ball : A Night in Wonderland @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm

For the 7th year in a row, Coeur d’Alene will host The Sweethearts’ Ball, which celebrates the lives of children in the greater northwest who battle cancer-related illnesses. Every spring we bring together some of Coeur d’ Alene and our surrounding areas most generous benefactors to share a night full of love, compassion and excitement while bringing together our community in a fun and realistic way. Over the last 6 years, The Sweethearts’ Ball has been able to contribute over $250,000 and has helped send hundreds of children to Camp Journey free of cost to them and their families. With the support and kindness of the whole community Camp Journey can continue to bring such special kids, the most amazing week of their lives!

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.

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.