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CdA Events Calendar - Art & Music

Coeur d'Alene offers impressive arts, music & crafts!

YOU CAN PARTICIPATE, OR OBSERVE -  IT'S UP TO YOU

CONCERTS  |  crafts  |  movies  |  fiber arts  |  games

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Music Performances

March 5  |  7:30 pm (T)

"Choral Kaleidoscope Concert"

NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE

Schuler Performing Arts Center

880 W. Garden Ave., CdA

Dr. Stan McDaniel directs NIC choir w/special guest pianist Sam Mirkin. FREE & open to the public!

March 6  |  6-8 pm (W)

April 3  |  6-8 pm (W)

"Celtic Jam"

JACKLIN ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER

405 N. William St., Post Falls

Go - have fun playing an instrument, or just listen. Beverages available by donation. The jam takes place on the 1st Wednesday of each month. 

Varies - Free!

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Coeurly Q's Square Dancing

COEURLY Q'S SQUARE DANCE CLUB holds dancing events from Oct - May in Modern Western Square Dancing style (squares of 8 dancers - usually 4 men & 4 women). Dancers form a "square" & dance in patterns as directed by a caller to music which can be rock, classical, pop or country.

 

Each dance evening, 7-9:30 pm, has a special theme & is open to the public! Cost is minimal ($3-kids, $8-adult, $15-family). 

March 2 - "Lucky You Dance"

April 6 - "Movie Night"

May 4 - "Anniversary Dance"

These special-theme dances are held on the 1st Saturday of each month at:

HARDING FAMILY CENTER GYM 

(enter from west side parking lot)

411 N. 15th St., CdA

Coeurly Q's is a family-oriented group of friendly folks, always happy to meet new dancers. Want to learn more? Contact Donna Seil at 208-772-9802, or email djseil@roadrunner.com. 

Beginner square dance lessons for ages 8 & up begin on Thursdays, 5:30-6:30, also at Harding Family Center. Instructor is Ed Schiffner. No partner is needed to take lessons. 

1st Saturday - $3-15

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Coffee & Coloring

Every Friday  |  11 am

PINEHURST LIBRARY

107 Main St., Pinehurst

Join the adult get-together every Friday for conversation & creativity over coffee.

Varies - Free!

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Rathdrum Summer Concerts

RATHDRUM SUMMER CONCERT SERIES schedule has been announced! Concerts will be every Friday night at MAJESTIC PARK AMPHITHEATRE, 5400 W. Majestic Avenue (with the exception of July 12 & Aug 10).

July 12  |  6:30-9:30 pm

"The Zach Cooper Band"

WESTWOOD BREWING, 8162 Main St.

(on Main Street in front of business)

July 19  |  6-9 pm (Rathdrum Days)

"The Rub"

July 26  |  6:30-9:30 pm

"Kosta La Vista Band"

Aug 2  |  6:30-9:30 pm

"The Sam Leyde Band"

Aug 10  |  6:30-9:30 pm (Sat)

"The Kelly Hughes Band"

Aug 16  |  6:30-9:30 pm

"North Idaho Singers & Songwriters"

These family concerts are FREE & open to the public! For more info, call Rathdrum Parks & Recreation at 208-687-2399 (Eric). View poster HERE.

Varies - Free!

Palette

Paint With a Friend

Every Thursday  |  10:30 am-1 pm

COEUR D'ALENE ART ASSOCIATION

Parish Hall, St. Luke's Episcopal Church

501 E. Wallace, Coeur d'Alene

Artists meet on Thursdays to paint & visit (if at least two members are interested). Open to the public!

Take a sack lunch, if you like. Questions? Email - cdaartassocation@gmail.com

Every Thursday - Free!

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Public Speaking Training

Every Thursday  |  7 am

"Talk of the Town" Toastmasters Int'l

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

3931 N. Schreiber Way, CdA

208-635-5990

 

Every Tuesday  |  5:45 pm

"Lake Pend Oreille" Toastmasters Int'l

EAST BONNER COUNTY LIBRARY

1407 Cedar St., Sandpoint

208-283-9008

Afraid of public speaking? Many people are, but there's a solution in the form of Toastmasters International. Begin your journey to gain communication & leadership skills - self-confidence too!

 

Weekly gatherings - Tuesdays in Sandpoint; Thursdays in CdA - are open to the public FREE of charge. For detailed or general info on Toastmasters, click HERE.

Varies - Free!

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Movies, Theater & Lectures

March 13  |  5:30 pm (W)

"History Hour Lecture: Cougar Bay Nature Preserve"

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., CdA

Local author Theresa Shaffer will discuss the history of Cougar Bay (on Lake CdA), including the 13-year battle to keep it from being developed. Monthly lectures are sponsored by MUSEUM OF NORTH IDAHO.

 

March 8  |  8:30 pm (F)

April 12  |  8:30 pm (F)

May 10  |  8:30 pm (F)

June 14  |  8:30 pm (F)

"Improv Comedy Show"

HARDING FAMILY CENTER

411 N. 15th St., CdA

Enjoy an evening of fast-paced comedy that is inspired by YOU, the audience! This Levity Theatre show is a monthly series of hilarious improvised sketches - comedy at its finest. Family-friendly (rated PG) show. Order "pay what you want" (or not) tickets online HERE. (Note: Tickets at door have a $5 surcharge.)

March 19  |  7:30 pm (T)

April 16  |  7:30 pm (T)

May 21  |  7:30 pm (T)

June 18  |  7:30 pm (T)

"Musical Theatre Karaoke"

COEUR D'ALENE SUMMER THEATRE

4951 N. Building Center Dr., CdA

Every 3rd Tuesday channel your inner Broadway star & sing along to iconic show tunes - an ultimate Musical Theatre Party! Ages 16+ are welcome. To request a song, or to RSVP (not required), email mtti@cdasummertheatre. Donations appreciated.

March 15  |  6-8 pm (F)

April 19  |  6-8 pm (F)

"Men's Dinner & a Movie"

KROC CHURCH ADULT MINISTRIES

1765 W. Golf Course Rd., CdA

208-667-1865

Men of the community are invited for FREE dinner & a movie every 3rd Friday at Salvation Army Kroc Center's Community Rooms (east end). No Kroc or church membership is needed. Build connections & have fun.

April 10  |  5:30 pm (W)

"History Hour Lecture: History of the Cataldo Mission"

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., CdA

Learn about the history of the Cataldo Mission from local author Jacob Eberlein. Monthly lectures are sponsored by MUSEUM OF NORTH IDAHO.  

Varies - Free!

Quilting

Quilting to
Benefit Others

April 9  |  1-3 pm (T)

NORTH IDAHO QUILTERS

Human Rights Education Institute

414 W. Fort Grounds Dr., Coeur d'Alene

(FREE parking; obtain upon arrival)

North Idaho Quilters "Community Service" group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except July & December) to work on quilts to benefit the community.

   
The public is invited to help assemble & tie quilts. Donations of fabric, quilt blocks, quilt tops, & finished quilts are always appreciated. More info - 208-930-1139 (Catherine)

2nd Tuesday - Free!

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Artists' Receptions

Varies

JACKLIN ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER

405 N. William St., Post Falls

208-457-8950

Opening receptions celebrating the works of local/regional artists, sculptors & photographers are open to the public with FREE admission! 

Check schedules HERE.

Varies - Free!

Wooden Live Music Sign

Barbershop Quartets

Every Tuesday  |  7-9 pm

LAKE CITY HARMONIZERS

practices at Bell Tower Funeral Home

3398 E. Jenalan Ave., Post Falls

Lake City Harmonizers welcomes members (men & women) of all ages who like to sing barbershop-style harmony (a cappella) & have fun doing it.

Rehearsals provide an evening of resonant music-making & take place every Tuesday. More info - text or call Bob Thackston at 208-699-0220.

Every Tuesday - Free!

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"Quilts of Valor" Work Day

March 18  |  10 am-4 pm (M)

AMERICAN LEGION POST 143

1138 E. Poleline, Post Falls

208-773-9054

Patriotic Piecers meet the 3rd Monday of each month at American Legion Post 143 to work on quilts (sew, un-sew, iron, cut, sponsor, piece, bind or quilt).

All quilters are invited to take their sewing machines & fabrics to help create "Quilts of Valor" for deserving veterans who have served & sacrificed to protect our freedom. For more info on "Q of V", or to request a quilt for a veteran, www.qovf.org

Questions? Contact Giannine O'Connor, QOV Coordinator at patrioticpiecers@gmail.com

3rd Monday - Free!

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Fiber Arts Gatherings

Every Monday |  1-3 pm

"Knit Along"

RATHDRUM LIBRARY

16320 Hwy 41, Rathdrum

208-687-1029

Open to all every Monday. Take a project & socialize. Master knitter will be available to assist.

 

Tuesdays (3rd & 4th)  |  10 am-2 pm

"Blanchard Stitchers"

BLANCHARD COMMUNITY CENTER

685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard

208-437-1037

Take a lunch & stay awhile. Enjoy time with other enthusiasts on the 3rd & 4th Tuesdays of each month. (Note: $5 charge helps pay for rental of center.)

Every Tuesday  |  1-3 pm

"The Yarn Connection"

KROC CENTER

Community Room #2 (River)

1765 W Golf Course Rd, Coeur d'Alene

Prefer working on fiber arts with others, or need some help? Every Tuesday at Kroc Center, do yarn projects (for personal or charity) with others, regardless of skill level. No Kroc membership is needed - it's a FREE gathering for ages 11+. More info HERE.

Every Tuesday  |  5:30-7:30 pm

"Crochet Connection"

HAYDEN LIBRARY

8385 N. Gov't Way, Hayden

208-772-5612

Crochet with a fun group every Tuesday. Help & patterns are available.

Every Wednesday  |  1-2 pm

"Knit & Nosh"

HARRISON LIBRARY

111 Coeur d'Alene Ave., Harrison

208-689-3976

All needle crafters are welcome - a FREE community activity! Gather every Wednesday.

Wednesdays (1st & 3rd)  |  4-5 pm

"Needle Felting"

KELLOGG LIBRARY

16 W. Market Ave., Kellogg

208-786-7231

Limited to ages 12 & up, gather with others for needle felting classes. Create fun & unique projects twice a month on Wednesdays.

Wednesday (3rd) |  11 am-noon

"Sit-n-Stitch"

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

Jameson Room

701 E. Mullan Ave., CdA

208-769-2315

Do crafts in the company of others. All skill levels are welcome. Take your own handwork project or go to learn with materials, patterns & project help provided. Content (Nov - crochet) is intended for ages 12 & older. 

Every Thursday  |  noon-3 pm

"Community Sew-In"

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., CdA

208-769-2315

Take a current quilting project & socialize or gain advice/help while working. Take your own sewing machine (or hand work), fabric & extention cord to join group in the Community Room every Thursday.

Every Thursday  |  2-4 pm

"Fiber Friends"

ATHOL AMERICAN LEGION

5525 E. Hwy 54, Athol (banquet room)

Every Thursday, crafters, knitters, spinners & crocheters meet to visit & create. Take a handiwork project, or get involved with group projects for the community such as lap blankets for veterans, chemo caps for cancer patients, & preemie hats for babies.

Coffee & tea are available; shareable snacks welcome. All levels of crafters are welcome. (Donations of excess yarn/materials are always welcome.)

Every Friday  |  10-11:30 am

"Knitting for Warmth"

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

521 E. Lakeside Ave., CdA

208-667-8446

An open, community knitting time for anyone who would like to create a prayer shaw (which is given as a gift of love, hope & comfort to someone who is critically ill or in crisis). More info HERE.

Every Friday  |  1 pm

"Krafty Krafters"

HAYDEN SENIOR CENTER

1250 W Lancaster Rd., Post Falls

All ages are welcome. Gather every Friday to crochet, cross-stitch, knit or work on other craft. Socialize, share creative ideas & prepare items for November bazaar. Cost to participate: $1 for member; $2 non-member.

The group donates hats, mittens/gloves, afghans & scarves to seniors & hospice. Donations of material or unfinished projects are appreciated.

Saturday (2nd)  |  10 am

"Twisted Stitchers"

BLANCHARD LIBRARY

412 Railroad Ave., Blanchard

208-437-0801

Drop in on the 2nd Saturday of each month for a fiber arts & crafts session with others. Take a project to work on.

Varies - Free!

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American
Mah Jongg

**Photo credit - Carol Kelly

Every Tuesday  |  1-4 pm

"American Mah Jongg"

LAKE CITY CENTER

1916 N. Lakewood Dr., CdA

208-819-1697 (Carol Kelly), or 208-667-4628

Expert, or "newby", gather to play this rummy-like game played with tiles. Lake City Center charges a minimal fee of $1-2 for all ages to play on Tuesdays. The game is excellent for the memory. Try it. :-) Questions? Ask Carol Kelly at 208-557-4628.

Every Tuesday  |  1-3 pm

"Mah Jongg"

BAYVIEW COMMUNITY CENTER

20298 E. Perimeter Rd., Bayview

208-683-8040

"Mah jongg" is similar to the card game, Gin Rummy, but uses Chinese tiles instead of cards. The group is open to experienced players every Tuesday. Tutoring sessions are held when 3-4 people express an interest in learning the basics. 

Tuesdays - Free or (Almost)!

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Downtown CdA "ArtWalk"

March 8  |  5-8 pm (F)

"ArtWalk"

DOWNTOWN COEUR D'ALENE

Stroll the sidewalks of CdA, drop into art studios & other businesses. Sample wine; appetizers along the way. Hear local musician singer/songwriters & see artists' demonstrations.

This is a relaxing evening for the whole family on the 2nd Friday of each month.

See COEUR D'ALENE ARTS & CULTURE ALLIANCE website for maps & schedules.

2nd Friday - Free!

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Chess Players' Strategy

Every Monday  |  2-3:30 pm

HAYDEN LIBRARY

8385 N. Government Way, Hayden

Join the Community Chess Club every Monday afternoon. Meet new friends, learn new skills. Hone skills & challenge opponents. All ages are welcome.

1st Tuesday  |  2:30-5 pm

SPIRIT LAKE COMMUNITY CENTER

32564 4th Ave., Spirit Lake

Call Spirit Lake Library to register, 208-623-5353. For adults to play chess with other advanced players. Beginners meet at 1 pm to learn basics.

Mondays  |  6-8 pm

COEUR D'ALENE CHESS CLUB

meets at NIC Student Union Bldg.

495 N. College Dr., CdA

CDA Chess Club is open to anyone who loves chess, w/no membership fee required! The club meets on Mondays. Players of all ages & skill levels (beginners to those registered as masters) are welcome to join.

 

The junior club for ages 12 years & under, meets on Thursdays, 6 pm, at Burger King,  2926 E Mullan Ave, Post Falls. Tournaments with the Idaho Chess Association are also held. 

At meetings, skill levels are determined so structured pairings can take place. Everyone gets a chance to play & meet others in the club. RSVPs are requested for planning purposes. For more info, email info.cdachess@gmail.com, or leave a messg/text at 208-274-5242.

Varies - Free!

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Sweet Adelines Sing Harmony

Every Monday  |  6:30-8:30 pm

COEUR D'ALENE CHORUS

Community United Methodist Church

1470 W. Hanley Ave., CdA

Coeur d'Alene Chorus is a group of talented women of all ages who sing in 4-part barbershop-style harmony (a cappella).

Rehearsals are every Monday (Jan-Nov) at CUMC & are open to women who would like to listen, or become a member. (Ask about auditions). Music ranges from Broadway classics to popular songs - new & old.

Vocalists love to perform & participate in competitions. More info - 208-717-1332, email sweetadscda@gmail.com or see website HERE.

Every Monday - Free!

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