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Dec
1
Sat
14th Annual Fair Trade Sale at Trinity Lutheran Church CDA @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fair Trade Sale is returning to Trinity Lutheran
The 14th Annual Fair Trade Sale is returning to Trinity Lutheran on Saturday, December 1, AND Sunday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. Free admission.
Fair trade items are artful crafts made by people in developing countries around the world. When you support fair trade, artisans receive a fair price for what they have made. Because of fair trade, many people are able to provide food, education, and medical attention for their families. Many of our products for this year’s sale come through Lutheran World Relief.
LWR uses the money they receive from the sale to help people around the world on our behalf. What can you do to help??? (ANY or ALL of the following would be a GREAT help!):
> Donate paper shopping bags and Christmas gift bags for the sale.
> Donate fruit, cookies/bars to provide a welcoming and hospitable area for those who shop and may be coming to Trinity for the first time.
> Tell your friends, family, and co-workers about this event, noting that the proceeds of the sale go to help those in need around the world. This is not a fund-raiser for us, but one of our many ways we reach out to the world.
> Offer to hang up posters where you work and places you frequent. (Leave a message for Kelsey Cordes-Snyder, (208) 661-3795, if you can do this.)
> Come and SHOP the days of the sale!
If you have questions, ideas, and more, please contact Kelsey Cordes-Snyder at (208) 661-3795.

CCS Craft Fair @ Christian Center School
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for our 3rd annual Craft Fair! Food, Crafts, Vendors, Live Music, & Fun. Fresh, local Christmas trees will also be for sale in the parking lot. Funds support the CCS 11th & 12th grade trip to Washington DC.

Hayden Lights @ City of Hayden
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the annual Hayden Lights Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade. The parade will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Hayden Avenue and runs south along Government Way. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony immediately following the parade at McIntire Family Park. Free coffee, hot chocolate and cookies available. Children can visit Santa in the Council Chambers following the Lighting Ceremony. P1FCU will provide games and crafts for the kids as well! If you have any questions please contact the Hayden Recreation & Community Events Department at (208) 209-1080.

Tree Lighting Ceremony @ City of Rathdrum City Hall
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the City of Rathdrum for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The lights will be turned on promptly at 5:00 pm on Main St. near City Hall. This event takes place during December D’Lights hosted by the Rathdrum Chamber of Commerce.

December D’Lights begins at 4:00 pm and ends at 7:00 pm. Join the Chamber of Commerce before the Tree Lighting Ceremony for carriage rides, Santa Claus, Hot Cocoa, S’Mores, crafts, face painting, and carols. Also be prepared for the lighted rig parade at 5:30 pm.

Dec
2
Sun
14th Annual Fair Trade Sale at Trinity Lutheran Church CDA @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fair Trade Sale is returning to Trinity Lutheran
The 14th Annual Fair Trade Sale is returning to Trinity Lutheran on Saturday, December 1, AND Sunday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. Free admission.
Fair trade items are artful crafts made by people in developing countries around the world. When you support fair trade, artisans receive a fair price for what they have made. Because of fair trade, many people are able to provide food, education, and medical attention for their families. Many of our products for this year’s sale come through Lutheran World Relief.
LWR uses the money they receive from the sale to help people around the world on our behalf. What can you do to help??? (ANY or ALL of the following would be a GREAT help!):
> Donate paper shopping bags and Christmas gift bags for the sale.
> Donate fruit, cookies/bars to provide a welcoming and hospitable area for those who shop and may be coming to Trinity for the first time.
> Tell your friends, family, and co-workers about this event, noting that the proceeds of the sale go to help those in need around the world. This is not a fund-raiser for us, but one of our many ways we reach out to the world.
> Offer to hang up posters where you work and places you frequent. (Leave a message for Kelsey Cordes-Snyder, (208) 661-3795, if you can do this.)
> Come and SHOP the days of the sale!
If you have questions, ideas, and more, please contact Kelsey Cordes-Snyder at (208) 661-3795.

Ugly Sweater Run @ St. Vincent de Paul HELP Center
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Last year was so fun, let’s do it again!
It’s that time of the year… parties, too much food and drink, and of course ugly Christmas sweaters! Trail Maniacs would like to combine those time honored traditions AND we’ll even throw in a little help for those less fortunate. We are having an Ugly Sweater run. This event is free, but we are accepting gently used jackets, coats, sweaters and blankets for those in need.
Starting at the St. Vincent parking lot at 201 E Harrison Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. We will run 3 to 4 mile (route will depend on weather conditions). Route will most likely include 2nd Street to Tubbs Hill and back, we will finish at Daft Badger. Daft Badger Brewing will have refreshments and a contest for best dressed runner! Voting will start at Daft Badger at 12:00 pm. We will update prizes, but we will have a prize for overall male and female best ugly sweater! Best of all Daft Badger will be offering $1.00 off pints for anyone wearing an ugly sweater!

Dec
5
Wed
Paws & Claus @ Cd'A Association of Realtors
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the Coeur d’Alene Association of REALTORS YPN for Paws & Claus!

December 5, 2018
4:00pm -6:00pm
at the CAR/MLS office

Bring the kids for pictures with Santa!

Enjoy some Hot Cocoa and Cheer!

Visit with ADOPTABLE critters from the Humane Society (just in time for the Holidays)!

This is a FREE family fun event – Don’t miss out!

Dec
7
Fri
Traditions of Christmas @ Salvation Army Kroc Center
Dec 7 – Dec 23 all-day

Traditions of Christmas is a Radio City Music Hall style show which includes beautifully choreographed kickline tap numbers, Santa’s workshop, a heartfelt military tribute performance and a grand Nativity conclusion. Featuring a cast of 70 people, spectacular sets, live animals, and over 400 costumes.

Friday, December 7 – 7pm
Saturday, December 8 – 3pm
Sunday, December 9 – 3pm

Friday, December 14 – 7pm
Saturday, December 15 – 3pm
Saturday, December 15 – 7pm
Sunday, December 16 – 3pm

Thursday, December 20 – 7pm
Friday, December 21 – 3pm
Friday, December 21 – 7pm
Saturday, December 22 – 3pm
Saturday, December 22 – 7pm
Sunday, December 23 – 3pm

RCLA Alumni PJ Drive & Party @ Post Falls Chamber of Commerce
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for the Annual RCLA Alumni PJ Party & Drive on Friday, December 7th from 4pm-6pm. Drop by the Post Falls Chamber for appetizers, beverages & fellowship with your favorite alumni group!

Winterfest Community Celebration @ City of Post Falls
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Help us kick-off the holiday season with your family and community friends at our winter festival of fun. The City Hall Campus will be bustling with holiday festivities for all ages. We will start the evening by sending out our holiday magic to light-up the community tree. You can enjoy the caroling choirs, warm-up by our outdoor campfires with a warm cup of cider while roasting a marshmallow or enjoying a treat from Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, there will be crafts for all the little elves. Santa will be in his workshop throughout the evening excited for his annual visit with all of his friends. Help contribute to the less fortunate in our community by bringing non-perishable food items, unwrapped new toys, blankets and gently used coats as a donation for our local food bank’s holiday needs.

Dec
8
Sat
Breakfast with Santa @ Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Back by popular demand!
Everyone is welcome to our 2nd annual Breakfast with Santa! Come enjoy breakfast, raffles, Santa pictures and write letters (you may just get a response)!

Mark your calendars! More info to come!

100% of proceeds will go to our Christmas For Kids program.
Sponsored by Living CDA – Property Group

Post Fallidays Tiny Tree Festival @ Red Lion Templin's Hotel on the River
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce for their 3rd Annual Post Fallidays Tiny Tree Festival! It will be a mid-morning event full of fun and festivities. Enjoy a beautiful brunch, with a mimosa bar) while perusing the tiny frees up for silent auction bidding. The tiny trees are 4′ and under, and are all decorated by local community leaders and businesses.
Sponsorships available: jame@postfallschamber.com

Mudgy and Millie with Santa Sing-A-Long @ CDA Public Library
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am

Please join us for our annual Mudgy and Millie with Santa Sing-a-Long. We will read the
new Mudgy and Millie Australia book, sing the new song, plus Christmas carols with Mudgy and Santa singing. Photo opportunities after the performance.

Dec
9
Sun
2018 Shalena’s Breakfast with Santa @ Hauser Lake Fire Protection District
Dec 9 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Hauser Lake Volunteer Fire Department for a deluxe breakfast prepared by the first responders. Take photos with Santa (and Mrs. Claus) and share your lists with him. Try your luck in the huge Hauser Lake Fire Auxiliary Raffle!

Suggested donations are only $3/person or $10 per family for breakfast and $1/raffle ticket. Proceeds benefit Eaton, a 6-year-old from Hayden with cancer, and his family. 2018 is the Hauser Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s 33rd year sponsoring this cherished community event.

Dec
10
Mon
Human RIghts Day Celebration Breakfast @ Human Rights Education Institute
Dec 10 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. […] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

The Human Rights Education Institute (HREI) invites you to celebrate our 20th Anniversary year on Human Rights Day, December 10th, by attending a special presentation at HREI.

Please be our guest and support the Human Rights Education Institute’s K-12 educational and community programming efforts. All proceeds from the breaksfast will these opportunities and HREI’s MIssion to celebrate diversity and human rights by educating, raising awareness and recognizing the value of all humanity.

This celebratory breakfast will be held on December 10, 2018 from 7-8:30AM ((Doors open at 6:45a.m.) at the Human Rights Education INstitue located at 414 West Fort Grounds Drive in beautiful downtown Coeur d’Alene. You will be our guest – a delicious breakfast is sponsored. This event is a fundraising breakfast.and guests MUST RSVP by registering on Eventbrite or with one of our table captains.

This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

If you cannot attend the breakfast, pleae consider making a doantion to support our 2019 programming at HREI.org/donate

Dec
13
Thu
Volunteer Event: Holiday Backpack Stuffing Program @ Calvary Lutheran Church
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for the following volunteer event to help children in our community. We’ll be putting together backpacks full of food for kids over the holiday break.

The Post Falls Food Bank works closely with the Post Falls School District to provide food for over 150 students over the holiday break. These children who are living at or below the federal poverty level and are at risk of not getting enough to eat over the long break. Nutritionally balanced food is identified specifically for this program. The food packs are purchased by the Post Falls Food Bank and need our help to assemble these backpacks.

Please sign up with the link below to help us keep track of how many volunteers we’ll have and how much food and drinks we’ll need to provide for the party!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4dafa629a2f58-volunteer

Dec
14
Fri
ArtWalk @ Downtown Coeur d'Alene ArtWalk
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every second Friday of the month from April-December, stroll through beautiful downtown Coeur d’Alene and enjoy the many galleries representing locally and nationally acclaimed artists.

Dec
15
Sat
$10 BAG SALE FOR CHARITY! @ Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Our $10 bag sale for charity has come upon us once again. Together with the help of our generous customers who have marked to donate the remaining clothes that we could not buy from them to this sale, have found a way to give back to our community. The sale is crazy but wonderful and you will not want to miss it. We provide a kitchen size garbage bag for you to stuff with a gymnasium full of clothing, shoes and accessories and each bag is only $10 cash. If you want to get in a half hour early it will cost you a $20 cash donation at the door to get in at 4:30pm, however that does not include the cost to your stuff to bag. All profits go to local charities as we have raised tens of thousands over the past eight years. We will try to donate at least $1000 to the Boys and Girls Club and then we will soon decide the other recipients. SOME ADVICE…Please try to leave small children at home, where comfy clothes as you will be sorting through piles on the floor, and do not bring things that you might lose or that might get stuffed into someone else’s bag.
Here are some of the charities we have donated to in the past:
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
N. IDAHO VIOLENCE PREVENTION CENTER
UGM
CHILDREN’S VILLAGE
CASA OF N. IDAHO
N. IDAHO HEAD START
HUMANE SOCIETY
HOSPICE
NEW BEGINNINGS (veterans)
HOPE 4.5K
St. VINCENTS
OPEN ARMS
FAMILY PROMISE
LAKE CITY FOOD BANK
GOODWILL
IDAHO YOUTH RANCH
KID CENTRIC SPORTS ASSOC.
CAMP KANIKSU
KEA
FATHER’S MARKET

SantaCon CDA @ Downtown Coeur d'Alene
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Grab your best Santa suits and head out for a bar crawl! SantaCon is in it’s forth year of fun. What’s better than dressing up and drinking? Dressing up, drinking, and helping people get bikes for the holiday!
There will be prizes for best Santa, best Mrs Clause, and most memorable. Come join the fun!

Dec
16
Sun
Children’s Christmas Party @ Post Falls Post 143 American Legion
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Post 143’s annual Children’s Christmas Party will be on Dec 16 from 1-4 pm. This is open to the public and we hope to see all our neighbors and friends with their children and grandchildren at this fun event. Santa will here!!