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Fall Fest – Downtown Coeur d’Alene @ 5th & Sherman, Downtown Coeur d'Alene
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come enjoy the final farmers market of the year at our annual celebration, Fall Fest! We will have face painting, pumpkin decorating, hay rides, food, music and fun! This event is free and open to the public. Bring the whole family down to 5th Street & Sherman to enjoy the festivities!

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


Harvest Festival 2017 @ Real Life Ministries Post Falls
Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

5:30 – 7:30PM
Everyone is welcome to join us for this year’s Harvest Festival at Real Life Ministries. We have activities for ages 0-5th grade, and activities for Middle Schoolers too!

Wear your favorite costume!

Get a pile of candy!

A fun, safe, and warm event!

Free admission!

Trunk or Treat @ Stoddard Park
Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

On Tuesday, October 31, from 5:30-7:30 pm, The Vine Church in Coeur d’Alene will be hosting a FREE fun-filled “Trunk or Treat” community event at the Stoddard Park parking lot (Prairie Ave. between Atlas Rd. and Ramsey Rd. in Hayden). While you’re out trick-or-treating, stop over and get some fun treats, hot chocolate, hot coffee, prizes, and more! Don’t miss it!

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:

Starting the Conversation @ St Maries Senior Meal Site
Nov 2 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come to an informal Q&A to help you think through your wishes for end of life care. Learn options and resources to be empowered to choose what matters most to you, and then communicate that with your loved ones.

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

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

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


Post Falls High School Craft Fair @ Post Falls High School
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday November 4th, 2017
10 am – 4 pm
Post Falls High School
2832 E. Poleline Ave
Post Falls, Idaho 83854

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!

Being Mortal @ CDA Public Library
Nov 8 @ 10:30 am

A free community screening and dialogue. See the documentary, join the conversation and explore what matters to you. Engage with our panel of end-of-life experts in a question and answer session. Call to register, 208.772.7994

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
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.

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!”

EXCEL Foundation Big Event @ Best Western Coeur d'Alene Inn
Nov 11 @ 9:55 pm – 10:55 pm
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.

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.

Give Thanks Thanksgiving Dinner @ Boys & Girls Club
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We’re hosting our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for all Club members and their families. If you’d like to participate, we need help with food, set-up, serving and clean-up. Go to our website (, call the Club (208-618-CLUB) or email Nicole Hammons ( for more details!

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 for information.