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Mar
17
Sat
Creative Conversations – Jessica L Bryant – The Wild Side of Artists in Residence @ The Art Spirit Gallery
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us to learn about the wild side of artist residencies with local watercolorist, Jessica L Bryant!

Jessica L Bryant is a frequent Artist-in-Residence for the National Park Service and the 2018 AiR for the Idaho Conservation League. Wilderness/outdoor AiR positions offer adventurous artists the opportunity for unparalleled experiences that provide unique depth of knowledge and context of subject matter to inspire work. Jessica will talk about her current residency, focused on Idaho’s rivers that fall under the protection of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, which was sponsored by Idaho Senator Frank Church and celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. She will also share some of her experiences with the park service and the positive impact that AiR programs have for these natural spaces, the artist, the local community, and the artist’s home community.

A small sampling of Jessica’s diverse, often unexpected, experiences in residency for the NPS have included: assisting with a bison roundup, learning to identify and discover fossils in the field, spotlighting and trapping black footed ferrets for research (the most endangered land mammal in North America), working with scientists in the wilderness of Alaska’s Arctic lagoons, participating in sled dog training, field work with endangered Desert Tortoises, field education on highly protected archaeological sites, and countless miles of hiking across a vast diversity of ecosystems.

Apr
21
Sat
16th Annual Spring Craft & Garden Show @ Lake City High School
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Featuring vendors from all over the Northwest! Live music, raffles, and bake sale! Admission is just $1. Proceeds benefit the 2018 Senior Graduation All-night celebration!

Jun
8
Fri
Family Day in the Park & Fancy Flea Market @ Coeur d'Alene City Park
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the Date for this exciting Collaborative Event!

The North Idaho Family Group (NIFG) is an Idaho 501(c)3 non profit. It is a membership and program driven group whose mission is Healthy Families and Life Long Learning. NIFG is a backbone organization that will produce the annual Family Day in the Parks event in the spirit of the former collaborative, nonprofit based, Kids Day in the Park with a greatly expanded venue, schedule of events, audience and opportunities.

The event will give families a last day of school activity that is free to the public and lasts until after dark.

Booths
Food
Music
Cultural Activities
Movies
Carousel, Museum, Skate Park

The event will start at noon and run until dark.

Jul
28
Sat
St Vinny’d DIY Block Party @ St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how to re purpose old tires, an old door, or that box of door knobs you have in your garage? This event is for you!!!

Crafts! Pop Up Market and Food Trucks!!!!

St Vincent de Paul North Idaho is bringing in 2 experts that will take items out of St Vinny’s thrift stores and re purpose them right in front of you. HGTV and Better Homes and Gardens Contributor and KXLY’s very own Mark Peterson will be “hands on” transforming the old into something new!!!

The Block Party will also have a Pop Up Market with people showing their own re purposing talents. And if you get hungry there will be food trucks too!!!!

Aug
3
Fri
Art on the Green @ North Idaho College
Aug 3 – Aug 5 all-day

Art on the Green marketplace, community space. Art, entertainment, hands-on art for kids, food, drinks, beer & wine garden. Join us for our special 50th anniversary!

Oct
6
Sat
Southside Harvest Festival @ Southside Community Church
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Southside Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, October 6 from
9am to 4pm in Cocolalla. The purpose of the event is to create
opportunities for community members to interact and celebrate what’s
great about Cocolalla and the surrounding areas.

There will be fun children’s activities, including a pumpkin patch,
bouncy castle, mini golf and face painting. In addition to talented
local artisans, growers and small businesses, there will be
representatives from community organizations and a fire engine!

For more information, visit our website at
www.southsidecommunitychurch.org/southside-harvest-festival, or find
us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CocolallaHarvest

Oct
13
Sat
10th Annual Junk2Funk @ Cd'A Eagles
Oct 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

On Saturday, October 13, Kootenai Environmental Alliance (KEA) is hosting the 10th Annual junk2funk Eco-Fashion show. Artists will demonstrate their creative abilities on the runway by turning junk and recycled materials into fabulously fun designer outfits. This highly successful event mixes fashion, art and sustainability before an intensely energetic crowd in one unforgettable riotous evening.

 

CREATIVE KIDS ECO-FASHION SHOW

1pm. Same day, Same place. $5 at the door.

To sign up your creative kid for this year’s show email: jill@kealliance.org

Nov
17
Sat
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.

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.