Beginning today from noon to 4 p.m. the community will have an opportunity to walk through the grand prize home in the North Idaho College Foundation’s Really BIG Raffle. Open houses will be held every Sunday through June 14. One free raffle ticket will be given away to a current raffle ticket holder at each open house.
The $300,000, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has a full, unfinished basement and is located at 1909 Teanaway Drive in Post Falls. It includes granite kitchen counters, a dual-sided gas fireplace, central air conditioning, a skylight, a three-car garage, fully landscaped corner lot, and a covered deck.
Other raffle prizes include a $20,000 car, a $10,000 boat, a $3,500 vacation package, and a $2,000 shopping spree. Tickets purchased on or before May 31 will qualify for early bird prizes, including a $500 Costco gift card and a $250 fuel card.
Sign up for camp for military kids
The Operation Purple Summer Camp program, sponsored by the National Military Family Association, for children with parents in the military, is currently accepting applications for a free summer camp July 10 through July 17 at Camp Sweyolakan.
The program brings kids together from all military branches and provides them with tools to deal with the stress resulting from a parent’s military deployment.
Registration is also open for another free camp, to be at Mountain Home Air Force Base.
To register and for more information visit www.OperationPurple.org.
Event to benefit music programs
The Coeur d’Alene Eagles209 Sherman Ave., will host an evening of live music and an opportunity to win a Porsche Boxster convertible on May 30 at 8 p.m. The event will support local grade school music programs in Coeur d’Alene.
Tickets are $50 per person or a donation of a musical instrument. Space is limited.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Coeur d’Alene Eagles and all instruments will be donated to area elementary schools.
The event is sponsored by Soverance. For more information, call (208) 625-0996 or visit www.myspace.com/ soverance1.
Genealogy group offers seminar
The Kootenai County Genealogical Society will have a seminar on May 30 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 625 E. Haycraft Ave., featuring Colleen Fitzpatrick. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the seminar will run until 4 p.m.
Fitzpatrick is the author of “Forensic Genealogy, DNA and Genealogy” and “The Dead Horse Investigation: Forensic Photo Evaluation for Everyone.” Tickets are $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door. Seating is limited.
To purchase tickets and for more information call Louisa Durkin at (208) 699-2687. Checks may also be mailed to: KCGS at the Hayden Library, 8385 Government Way, Hayden, ID, 83835.
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