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Oct
12
Fri
St. Vinny’s New York Runway Elegance Fashion Show @ Best Western Plus Cd'A Inn
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

St Vincent de Paul North Idaho presents the 6th Annual
New York Runway Elegance Fashion Show
Friday, October 12, 2018
Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn
506 W. Appleway Ave., CdA

Outfits and fashion accessories are from St Vincent de PAul Thrift Stores!

Tickets at www.blacktie-northwest.com

Proceeds to towards St Vincent de Paul Warming Centers

Oct
27
Sat
National Novel Writing Month Kickoff Party! @ Post Falls Library
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm

Hello Writers! Come and mingle with other writers that are embarking on the journey of NaNoWriMo! Enjoy some refreshments and meet the Municipal Liaisons who represent the NaNoWriMo community for North Idaho! Have fun stretching your writing muscles with some fun prompts and get ready for a great National Novel Writing Month.

Nov
9
Fri
ArtWalk @ Downtown Coeur d'Alene ArtWalk
Nov 9 @ 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.

Bozeman Film Fest at the CDA Library @ Bozeman Film Fest to support the CDA Library
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Please join us at the CDA Public Library for a Film Fest promoting women producers and
artists. We will have three short films, and intermission and a film called Mankiller, a true story of a women activist,feminist and Cherokee Chief.

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!

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

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.

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.

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
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.

Feb
2
Sat
CYT North Idaho’s 4th Annual Fundraiser – South Pacific In Concert @ Candlelight Christian Fellowship
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CYT North Idaho presents its 4th Annual Fundraiser!

Come in out of the cold and join us for a beach party with South Pacific. Wear your favorite Hawaiian apparel for a fun evening with this classic in concert. The evening includes a dessert assortment, Polynesian dance lessons along with other fun games and prizes. Party starts at 6 pm on Saturday, February 2nd.

Tickets are $30 each or table of 8 for $200. To purchase your tickets now, call 208-929-0066 or go to www.cytnorthidaho.org

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
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.

Apr
13
Sat
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!

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.

May
10
Fri
Free Evening at the Museum @ Museum of North Idaho
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Museum has three new exhibits this season. The two seasonal exhibits New Land, New Life: Immigrants Shaped Our Region and Keeping History Alive. The first exhibit provides a look into the lives of some of the people in the major immigrant groups that settled here. The second exhibit showcases a sampling of the Museum of North Idaho’s recent artifact donations. The exhibits will run April 2 through October 31st. A new permanent exhibit Explores and Fur Trade, created by the Friends of Spokane House, looks at trade prior to white settlement and explorers.

May
19
Sun
The Toy Shop @ First Presbyterian Church
May 19 @ 4:00 pm

A charming children’s opera about a toy maker and his mechanical dolls who wish they were real and discover that love is the key to life. Free event by Inland Northwest Opera Directed by Maria Caprile with student talent from University of Idaho and Eastern Washington University.

May
23
Thu
CdA Charter Academy Presents: From Bach to ROCK! @ North Idaho College-Schuler Performing Arts Center
May 23 @ 6:00 pm

Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy will present their season finale concert, “From Bach to ROCK !” Thursday, May 23, 6p/5:30 doors open, at the NIC Schuler Performing Arts Auditorium. Performances will include Orchestra, Band and Jazz students and will feature a wide range of music and showmanship. Admission is free and open to the public. Limited premium reserved seating is available and purchasers are entered in a drawing for $500+ in prizes. Details at www.CdaCharter.org.

Jun
28
Fri
MUSIC SWAP @ NW Music Center
Jun 28 – Jun 29 all-day

Buy / sell used musical instruments, gear and accessories at Music Swap! Want to sell? We are taking in items June 24-27 between 9:30 am and 7 pm. Buy cool stuff at used prices Fri/ Sat June 28-29. Claim unsold items July 1 and 2, unclaimed items will be donated to charity July 3. Checks for sold items will be issued that week. More info at https://www.facebook.com/northwestmusiccenter/

Jul
12
Fri
Free Evening at the Museum @ Museum of North Idaho
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Museum has three new exhibits this season. The two seasonal exhibits New Land, New Life: Immigrants Shaped Our Region and Keeping History Alive. The first exhibit provides a look into the lives of some of the people in the major immigrant groups that settled here. The second exhibit showcases a sampling of the Museum of North Idaho’s recent artifact donations. The exhibits will run April 2 through October 31st. A new permanent exhibit Explores and Fur Trade, created by the Friends of Spokane House, looks at trade prior to white settlement and explorers.