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Oct
27
Fri
Howloween Town @ Second Chance Animal Adoption
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Annual Haunted House, come for the fun, stay for the fright.

Volunteers Needed!

Enjoy our Theatre performances, Mine Shaft, Mad Science Lab, Spider Tunnel, Graveyard, Haunted Forrest, Boadwalk Games and More!!!

Entrance is by Cash Donation, all proceeds go to helping the animals in our shelter.

October 27th, 28th & 31st. 6pm -10pm

For More Information Call:
208-267-2815

Oct
28
Sat
The Coeur d’Oween Bash @ Best Western Plus CDA Inn
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Why should the kids have all the fun? Join Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre and the Coeur d’Alene Sunrise Rotary Club for a fun costume gala, The Coeur d’Oween Bash, Saturday, October 28 at the Best Western Coeur d’Alene Inn. This fun event kicks off at 5:30pm and features a silent auction, raffles, and fabulous entertainment by the Rhythm Dawgs. Dance, dine, and drink with us at this delightfully festive party that will get you in the Halloween spirit!

Howloween Town @ Second Chance Animal Adoption
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Annual Haunted House, come for the fun, stay for the fright.

Volunteers Needed!

Enjoy our Theatre performances, Mine Shaft, Mad Science Lab, Spider Tunnel, Graveyard, Haunted Forrest, Boadwalk Games and More!!!

Entrance is by Cash Donation, all proceeds go to helping the animals in our shelter.

October 27th, 28th & 31st. 6pm -10pm

For More Information Call:
208-267-2815

North Idaho Life Masquerade Charity Ball @ Greyhound Park and Event Center
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 12:00 am

North Idaho Life is hosting a one-of-a-kind Masquerade Ball benefitting the kiddos at Children’s Village! The kind of thing you’ve only dreamed about or seen in a movie, but it will be real and it will be epic! Join us for an evening full of champagne, paparazzi, a Grande cuisine dinner by Satay Bistro, aerial performers, a nine-piece funk band and a live DJ to finish out the night. No expenses are spared for the most epic party of the century!

Oct
29
Sun
Chili Feed for Vet Center / G.I. Java @ Vet Center - G.I. Java
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Chili Feed to benefit the Vet Center / G.I. Java

Public Welcome

 

Oct
31
Tue
Howloween Town @ Second Chance Animal Adoption
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Annual Haunted House, come for the fun, stay for the fright.

Volunteers Needed!

Enjoy our Theatre performances, Mine Shaft, Mad Science Lab, Spider Tunnel, Graveyard, Haunted Forrest, Boadwalk Games and More!!!

Entrance is by Cash Donation, all proceeds go to helping the animals in our shelter.

October 27th, 28th & 31st. 6pm -10pm

For More Information Call:
208-267-2815

Nov
2
Thu
Day of the Dead Fiesta @ Human Rights Education Institute
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Latin Inspired Cuisine From 9 Local Chefs, Live Performances by Spokane Aerial Acrobatics, Latin Fusion Band: Milonga 5PC Special, Live Art in the Making, Live Auction

Nov
4
Sat
Winter Swap @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Winter Swap is the largest winter sports event in North Idaho and it returns Nov. 4 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds from 9am to 3pm.

Thousands of new and used skis, snowboards, winter clothing and more will be available at some of the lowest prices available anywhere.

Admission is $5 and children under 12 are free. Entry to Winter Swap includes a drawing for free season passes and other great prizes.

For more information, including how to register your items to sell, please visit www.winterswap.org

Winter Swap is sponsored and organized by the all-volunteer Lookout Pass Ski Patrol. The Lookout Patrol was founded in 1938 and is one of the oldest members of the National Ski Patrol in the country.

Winter Swap
Public Item Registration — Friday Nov. 3 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Winter Swap — Saturday Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Check & Item Pickup — Sunday Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to Noon

 

A Night of Hearts and Horses 2nd Annual Fundraiser @ Running W Therapeutic Riding Center
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A great night of community awareness to help support our therapeutic riding and Hippotherapy programs for children and adults with special needs or disabiities. Great BBQ dinner, beer and wine. Silent and live auction plus much more.
Live music provided by the Ryan Larson Band.
It was amazing last year and this year it will be that and more!!!

Give Hunger the Bird – Post Falls Food Bank @ Stan-Craft Boat Co
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You are cordially invited to our annual Give Hunger the Bird event on November 4, 2017, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Please come support our mission of serving those struggling in poverty in Kootenai County.

For more information call us at 208-773-0139!

Come enjoy good company, good food, good music, all for a great cause!

Nov
10
Fri
Operation Veteran Smiles @ Orban Family Dental
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Veterans Day is coming up soon and we believe a simple thank you is just not enough. We teamed up with Generations Dental and Implants Northwest to provide FREE dental care for a procedure to homeless and in need military veterans on Friday, November 10th. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call our office at 208-667-1546 or visit our website at orbanfamilydental.com.
Veterans will need proof of status, i.e. DD 214 (Separation from Military) or Valid ID such as a VA or military retired card.

Operation Veteran Smiles @ Generations Dental
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Veterans in need of dental work. Generations Dental and Implants Northwest providing support. Will provide free treatment for a procedure to homeless and in-need military veterans. Volunteers will be here to aid those individuals that day, but can make appointments for Nov 10th, 2017 as well. Call 208-664-9225 or visit our website for contact info. GenerationsDentalCDA.com

Elaine Green & Sheila Evans Opening Reception @ The Art Spirit Gallery
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Art Spirit Gallery is honored to showcase new work from enamel artist Sheila Evans and charcoal artist Elaine Green.
Opening Reception: November 10 to November 25 from 5-8pm in conjunction with ArtWalk sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Arts and Culture Alliance.
Show Sponsor: Le Danse, presenter of the Eugene Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker. We thank them for their support of the arts in our community.
Fall Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 9 – 6.

About the Artists and this Exhibition

Inspiration can come in many forms – inspiration through religion, inspiration through people, inspiration through music. Spokane artists Sheila Evans and Elaine Green find inspiration in nature. And for the November exhibition, each expresses her love and respect for the natural world that envelops us all.

Animal welfare and the environment are two of artist Sheila Evans’ greatest passions. And in her new body of work, Sheila Evans pays homage to the animals with whom we share the earth. “My work serves as both a love song and an apology,” states the artist. “It’s a celebration of the animals’ grace and beauty tinged with sadness over our treatment of them and the environment in which they live.”

Evans received her BFA from Gonzaga University, and has called the Pacific Northwest home for the majority of her life. Accomplished in many mediums, including pastels and oils, Evans uses vitreous enamel on metal – a relatively new medium added to her repertoire – to showcase the birds and esteemed animals she respects. Some images are created on multiple small steel panels and are wired together to form larger, more intricate works. In Backyard Totem, for example, various animals, birds, and flowers occupy the main panel and join with the others to create a medley of backyard visitors. Other images are fired onto “re-intentioned” steel butcher trays, honoring the animals represented by changing the tray’s purpose. “I am drawn to enamel because of its challenge and durability. Unlike pastels and paintings, enamel pieces are as at home outside in nature as they are inside.”

Like Evans, Elaine Green uses art to communicate a message to the viewer. “Art is my way of looking at the world and representing it in such a manner to call the viewer’s attention to something that may not be otherwise apparent.” For November, Green will reveal her Beached series, inspired by a recent walk along the Oregon coast in which she sauntered upon a carcass of a beached whale. Various theories circulate as to why this is happening – the mass beaching of whales – but scientists don’t have a confirmed explanation. “With this series, I like the mystery, the displacement, and the human reaction of total disregard for what’s happening – perhaps a metaphor for things we do not wish to see.” In this body of work, Green incorporates scanned and printed images of various beach scenes – including St. Joe Beach, and uses charcoal to draw beached whales in space left intentionally void.

Born in St. Maries, Idaho, Elaine Green has spent the majority of her years in the Pacific Northwest and has earned degrees from area institutions – a CFA from Spokane Falls Community College, BFA from Eastern Washington University, and MFA for the University of Idaho. When discussing her diversity as an artist, Green credits her degree at Spokane Falls Community College for providing the opportunity to concentrate on art in all its forms. “It forced me to expand my art experience, exposing me to a variety of media in two and three dimensional formats. I discovered that I like it all, which makes it hard to limit myself.” To Art Spirit Gallery patrons, Green is most admired for her mystical, beautifully haunting charcoal drawings, many of which will be highlighted in November’s show along with the Beached series. According to the artist, “What I love most about charcoal is the absolutely visceral connection between my body and the image on paper. I like to use my hands to push charcoal around. It begins as such a wild mess and occasionally surprises me . . . that’s the best part!”

Nov
11
Sat
EXCEL Foundation Big Event @ Best Western Coeur d'Alene Inn
Nov 11 @ 9:55 pm – 10:55 pm
Nov
14
Tue
Art – Resume Writing @ Emerge Gallery
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn how to write a resume geared for the art world. Whether you are writing a resume for the first time or want help editing a resume you already have then this is the class for you. Megan Cherry will be teaching this class. She is an instructor at NIC with years of experience.

Nov
16
Thu
SOUPort the End Of Homelessness – St. Vincent de Paul @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
Nov 16 @ 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
Fri
Library Holiday Craft Fair @ Coeur d'Alene Public Library
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Coeur d’Alene Public Library Craft Fair features locally handcrafted items. Sales benefit the Friends of the Library. Vendor spaces are still available contact dtownsend@cdalibrary.org for information.

Nov
18
Sat
Dirty Bird Trail Run @ McEuen Park
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Welcome to our 6th 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 the local food bank/ homeless shelter.
* Please park on the east side of McEuen Park (City Hall Parking lot) I will have my truck and you can drop off your donation there. My truck is a 1998 white chevy with the TALL canopy. I will have the tailgate open for your donation.
***LET’S FILL THE TRUCK 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 can food item for the food bank.
Route: 2.5(ish) mile trail run (course will be marked)
* After the run we can warm up at Fine Brewed.
Fine Brewed will offer all runners $3 breakfast croissant sandwiches. And they have daily coffee specials 🙂
After swing by Fleet Feet Sports Coeur d’ Alene and pick up some gear… you deserve it!

For more information contact Dave Dutro 208-457-2726

Library Holiday Craft Fair @ Coeur d'Alene Public Library
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Coeur d’Alene Public Library Craft Fair features locally handcrafted items. Sales benefit the Friends of the Library. Vendor spaces are still available contact dtownsend@cdalibrary.org for information.

Nov
19
Sun
Reading for the Library @ Coeur d' Alene Public Library Community Room
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm

Please come discuss the novel, “Idaho”, written by Emily Ruskovich, Emily will read and take discussion questions. The evening will begin with Soul Cafe soup, bread, and desserts. Wine and beer will also be available.