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Nov
10
Sat
Book launch – In the Soft Moonlight by Donna Peltier Bain @ The Art Spirit Gallery
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Local author, illustrator, and teacher Donna Peltier Bain launches In the Soft Moonlight, a beautifully illustrated collection of Haiku poetry. Intended for children of all ages, In the Soft Moonlight reaches the younger audience through colorful images and repetition of phrase while allowing adults to introduce a child to nature through the power of words and art. “One of my favorite ways to get children to open up and begin to enjoy reading is by working through poetry.”

Please bring family and friends to join Donna as she discusses and reads excerpts from In the Soft Moonlight. Books and prints and cards of each illustration will be available for purchase. The free event takes place at The Art Spirit Gallery, located at 415 Sherman Ave. on Saturday, November 10th from 1 – 3 pm. Everyone is welcome!

The Big Event 2018 – EXCEL Foundation @ Best Western Plus Cd'A Inn
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The EXCEL Foundation funds grants to teachers for innovative classroom projects in Coeur d’Alene School District 271. These projects would not be funded with ongoing school maintenance dollars. Our 2018 Big Event will be held on Saturday, November 10th at the Coeur d’Alene Inn. Cost: $65/ticket or $520 for table of 8.

Tickets may also be purchased by calling 208.929.2785

Nov
11
Sun
Historic Pipe Organ Dedication Recital @ Community United Methodist Church
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Community United Methodist Church invites the community to attend dedication events celebrating the installation of the renovated historic pipe organ. The organ will be officially dedicated and heard for the first time during the 9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service. A Dedication Pipe Organ Recital, open to the public will be at 2pm. The church is fully handicapped assessible. Off-street parking is available

Performers at the 9am worship service will include Cynthia Marlette and Mark Haberman, organists for the church. Long time community organist, Byrl Cinnamon, will join Marlette and Haberman for the afternoon Dedicatory Recital. Additionally, for the recital, two commissioned works will be featured, including an anthem that will be performed by the church’s Chancel Choir under the direction of Bill Jaquette. Sheila Schindler, soprano saxophonist, will join Marlette on one composition for organ and saxophone. There is no admission fee.

The historic organ was installed in the congregation’s previous building, located at 7th and Wallace, in 1908 and included 640 individual pipes. It was rebuilt and enlarged to 1,267 pipes in 1978. When the congregation built the new facility in 1994, the organ was reinstalled in that setting. The 2018 renovation, by Marceau & Associates of Seattle, Washington, afforded an opportunity to further enhance the instrument’s bold, extraordinary sound by increasing its size to 1,581 pipes. Information: 208-765-8800, www.cdaumc.org

Nov
15
Thu
SOUPort the End Of Homelessness – St. Vincent de Paul @ Silver Lake Mall
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Great community event. Come have lunch and enjoy 45 different soups served and prepared by local businesses and organizations. All proceeds will support the St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho Winter Warming Centers. Donations will also be accepted at the event: blankets, sleeping bags, socks and sweatshirts. Some of our local heroes, peace officers and firefighters will help clear tables and sell wooden nickels. Purchase tickets online or at the door.

Nov
17
Sat
Dirty Bird Trail Run @ McEuen Park
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Welcome to our 7th Annual Dirty Bird Trail Run.
***Please read***

This is an impromptu trail run for a good cause. We will be collecting food and donation for Children’s Village, Inc.
* Please park on the east side of McEuen Park (City Hall Parking lot) I will have my van and you can drop off your donation there. I will have the back doors open for your donation.
***LET’S FILL THE VAN UP!!!!
The run will start at the McEuen Park Band Shell. From band shell we will run to the 3rd street entrance and run around Tubbs Hill (counter clock wise) and back to the band shell. This is a fun run, all we ask for is a donation for Children’s Village from their needs list.
Route: 2.5(ish) mile trail run (course will be marked)
* After the run we can warm up at
Evans brothers coffee.

After swing by Fleet Feet Coeur d’ Alene and pick up some gear… you deserve it!

For more information contact Dave Dutro 208-457-2726

Here are some detail on what the Children’s village is in need of.
https://m.facebook.com/notes/childrens-village-inc/november-2017-needs-list/1357365987706011

Library Holiday Craft Fair @ Coeur d'Alene Library
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Take care of your holiday shopping and support the Coeur d’Alene Public Library at the annual Library Holiday Craft Fair. Features locally made handmade arts and craft. A portion of all sales benefit the Friends of the Library.

Nov
19
Mon
Lazer Tag for Charity @ Virtual Reality CDA - VRCDA
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

$10.00 for 30 minutes

Every one who comes will be entered to win the Grand Prize

——> All profits donated to our community
The Crisis Project

The Event will be hosted at VRCDA located downtown!

To make this event a blast we will have a variety of things going on along with Live Music!

In order for the event to raise funding it will last 4 days.

Each day will have a variety of fun things with each specialized event!!

All day for the 4 days
Raffle Baskets and Silent Auction $1.00 – $5.00 Submissions!
(Check The Crisis Project for details)
Vr Gaming
Turn Your design made on VR into a 3D Printed creation
Tabletop Board games
Pool, & Dart Tournaments,
Face Painting
Green Screen Selfie Booth
Experience fun trending toys and games
Join minute to Win it

Nov
22
Thu
7th Annual Turkey Trot @ The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The 7th Annual Turkey Trot is a great way to start your Thanksgiving Day! 1 Mile, 5k and 10k routes make this this perfect fun run for family, friends and even your furry friends. Start and finish at The Kroc Center with hot cider provided by Movita Health at the finish. All proceeds benefit the homeless in our area, facilitated by our friends at The Onesimus Project.

Nov
23
Fri
Festival of Trees Schedule of Events @ Coeur d'Alene Resort Convention Center
Nov 23 – Nov 26 all-day

Festival of Trees Schedule of Events

30th Annual Festival of Trees

The Kootenai Health Foundation’s Festival of Trees is north Idaho’s premier holiday event. A timeless and ageless tradition for everyone, this event will dazzle you with elaborately decorated Christmas trees and holiday displays.

Don’t miss this year’s 30th annual Festival of Trees; November 23-26, 2018. Tickets on sale now!

All events are held at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Convention Center.

If you are interested in being involved in Festival of Trees for 2018 as a sponsor, designer, or volunteer, please contact Kali Singleton at (208) 625-4489 or ksingleton@kh.org

Festival of Trees 2018

Friday, November 23

Opening night Friday d’Lights, 5-8 p.m.

Christmas officially arrives in Coeur d’Alene the day after Thanksgiving. Join us as we ring in the 2018 holiday season with the first opportunity to view the Festival of Trees displays. Bring your family and friends to enjoy entertainment by local artists while viewing the magnificent displays.

  • Open to the public, donations accepted at the door
  • Food and beverages available for purchase

Saturday, November 24

Festival Brunch, 9-11 a.m.  | Buy Tickets Now

Socialize with your family and friends while enjoying a delightful brunch. A chance to view the trees and enjoy performances by local musicians and entertainers.

Advance tickets required, tickets on sale August 1st

Festival Gala, 5 p.m. to midnight | Buy Tickets Now

Join us for an elegant evening at the community’s only black-tie, charitable celebration! Walk the red carpet, partake in holiday spirits, and indulge in a delectable three-course meal while surrounded by the display of ornately- decorated Christmas trees. The fundraising begins with the silent auction and buy-it-now tree sales, or participate in the live tree sale auction followed by entertainment, dancing, and more.

Advance reservations required, tickets on sale August 1st

Sunday, November 25

Family Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us for a great day to spend with the family! Enjoy viewing the tree displays, face-painting, crafts, photo with Santa, and holiday performances by local school groups.

  • Open to the public, donations accepted at the door
  • Food and beverages available for purchase

Children’s Workshop, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Visit with Santa
  • $1 per craft
  • $1 face painting

Monday, November 26

Luncheon Fashion Show, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets Now

Join your girlfriends, co-workers, moms, and daughters as your enjoy a festive and lavish ladies day out. Surrounded by the beautifully decorated Christmas trees, this event is a great opportunity to view the holiday fashion trends while enjoying a meal. Approximately 15 local retailers will participate in the event showcasing their fashions on the runway with more than 120 different outfits.

Dinner Fashion Show, 5-8 p.m. | Buy Tickets Now

Join your girlfriends, co-workers, moms, and daughters as your enjoy a festive and lavish ladies night out. Surrounded by the beautifully decorated Christmas trees, this event is a great opportunity to view the holiday fashion trends while enjoying a meal. Approximately 15 local retailers will participate in the event showcasing their fashions on the runway with more than 120 different outfits.

Advanced tickets required (price varies by seating)

Nov
29
Thu
Sip and Shop and Bring New Socks or Slippers for DAYBREAK Girls @ Cheryl Burchell Goldsmiths
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CBG is hosting an event with Catherine Reynolds, Holli Andrews, BLUSH and Sharon Secchiaroli.
Daybreak is committed to serving teens and their families battling against addiction and mental illness. Wine, noshes and prizes. This is a chance to give back and pay it forward!

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.

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

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.