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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  |  markets  | games

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North Idaho College Concerts

FREE concerts at NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE take place at Schuler Performing Arts Center, 880 W. Garden Ave., CdA, on these dates:

Feb 7  |  7:30 pm (T)

"JazzNIC Festival Concert"

March 7  |  7:30 pm (T)

"Choral Kaleidoscope Concert"

March 22  |  7:30 pm (W)

"Wind Symphony"

 

April 25  |  7:30 pm (T)

"Spring Jazz Concert"

April 27  |  7:30 pm (Th)

"Cardinal Chamber Orchestra"

 

May 2  |  7:30 pm (T)

"Spring Choral Celebration"

May 14  |  2 pm (Sun)

"Mother's Day Concert"

Open to the public, concert dates vary & are live streamed for those not able to attend. View NIC events HERE.

Varies - Free!

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Silver Valley Chess

Every Wednesday  |  4-5:30 pm

KELLOGG LIBRARY

16 W. Market Ave., Kellogg

208-786-7231

 

Interested in chess? Chess players meet every Wednesday to play & hone skills. All are welcome - even beginners!

 

Learn from the best with Adam Porth (science teacher by day; avid/dynamic chess player by night). Adam also serves as President of Idaho Chess Association. 

Varies - Free!

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Coffee/Cocoa & Coloring

Every Thursday  |  4-7 pm

HAYDEN LIBRARY

8385 N. Government Way, Hayden

208-772-5612

A popular gathering takes place every Thursday - a time to "espresso" yourself with coffee & coloring (supplies provided). Relax...no kids allowed. :-)

Every Friday  |  11 am-1 pm

PINEHURST LIBRARY

107 Main St., Pinehurst

208-682-3483

Drop in - supplies are provided, or take your own. Discover color/design in peace & quiet. It's a FREE activity every Friday.

 

Every Saturday  |  11 am-1 pm

HARRISON LIBRARY

111 S. Coeur d'Alene Ave., Harrison

208-689-3976

If you want to sip a warm drink, relax & try out some artistic talents, this "Cocoa, Coffee & Coloring" gathering is for you, every Saturday morning. Do puzzles, play games & socialize too! All ages are welcome.

Jan 28 |  10 am-noon (Sat)

Feb 25  |  10 am-noon (Sat)

POST FALLS LIBRARY

821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls

208-773-1506

A time to unwind & cultivate your creativity - relax & forget everything else. Materials are provided, & so is fresh-brewed coffee on the last Saturday of each month. Adults only.

Varies - Free!

Acrilic Paints

Paint With a Friend

Every Thursday  |  11 am-3 pm

COEUR D'ALENE ART ASSOCIATION

Parish Hall, St. Luke's Episcopal Church

501 E. Wallace, Coeur d'Alene

Artists meet every Thursday to paint & visit. Open to the public!

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

Every Thursday - Free!

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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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Coeur d'Alene Craft Events

Feb 11  |  10 am-6 pm (Sat)

March 11  |  10 am-6 pm (Sat)

"Silver Lake Mall Community Market"

SILVER LAKE MALL

200 W. Hanley Ave., CdA

One-of-a-kind handmade items by local artisans. Shop local. Food, entertainment & family fun!

Feb 11  |  9 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Sons of Norway Craft & Culture Fair" 

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

812 N. 5th St., CdA

208-664-5743

Experience a part of Coeur d'Alene's rich heritage by attending the "Sons of Norway Craft & Culture Fair". FREE admission!

 

Feb 12  |  9 am-3 pm (Sun)

LYFE COFFEE ROASTERS

116 E. Lakeside Ave., CdA

Indoor event across street from The CdA Resort. Find something unique for your Valentine, or yourself! 

April 15  |  10 am-4 pm (Sat)

"CdA Makers Spring Market"

COEUR D'ALENE MAKERS

6068 W. Hayden Ave., Rathdrum

Family-friendly market w/over 60 local vendors. 

Varies - Free!

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Rathdrum Craft Events

RATHDRUM CRAFT & FARMERS' MARKET

Rathdrum Lion's Club

16114 N. Meyer Rd., Rathdrum

Stroll through to shop for food, crafts, soaps, jewelry, jams, baked goods & more, offered by local vendors. FREE admission! Here are the dates:

Feb 11  |  10 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Cupid's Arrow Craft Fair"

March 18  | 10 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Hello Spring Craft Fair"

April 1  |  10 am-3 pm (Sat)

"April Fool's Day Craft Fair"

April 15  |  10 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Blooming into Spring Craft Fair"

MAJESTIC MARKET RATHDRUM

Majestic Park

5750 W. Majestic Ave., Rathdrum

Stop in for a wide array of local foods/products. Also artisan/crafts, flea marketers, food & beer vendors. Live music! Here are the dates:

July 20  |  5:30-8 pm (Th)

Aug 17  |  5:30-8 pm (Th)

Sept 21  |  5:30-8 pm (Th)

Varies - Free!

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Silver Valley Vendor Fair

June 24  |  9 am-7 pm (Sat)

June 25  |  9 am-5 pm (Sun)

"Beer & Browse Vendor Fair"

KIWANIS CLUB OF THE SILVER VALLEY

281 Commerce Dr., Smelterville

A weekend of browsing w/live music in afternoons - FREE admission! Mimosas, beer & wine available for purchase.

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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"Quilts of Valor" Work Day

Feb 20  |  10 am-4 pm (M)

AMERICAN LEGION POST 143

1138 E. Poleline, Post Falls

"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  |  noon-2 pm

"Knitting Club"

KROC CENTER

1765 W Golf Course Rd, Coeur d'Alene

Prefer knitting with others, or need some help? Every Tuesday at Kroc Center, knit or crochet with other crafters - FREE & open to the public! (Registration opens 2 hours prior to class start time.) Find link HERE.

 

There's also an option to help make items for community service. (Yarn donations are always appreciated for community service projects.)

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.

Every Thursday  |  1-3 pm

"Cross Stitch Group"

RATHDRUM LIBRARY

16320 Hwy 41, Rathdrum

208-687-1029

Join others to work on cross-stitch projects every Thursday. All are welcome.

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.

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!

Quilting

Quilting to

Benefit Others

Feb 14  |  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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Downtown CdA "Art Walk"

Feb 10  |  5-8 pm (F)

March 10  |  5-8 pm (F)

DOWNTOWN COEUR D'ALENE

Stroll the streets 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. As a bonus, It's also the evening when Museum of North Idaho charges no admission fee (during open season).

 

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

2nd Friday - 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 an (almost FREE) fee of $1-2). Classes are FREE on Tuesdays!

The game is excellent for the memory; gathering is wonderful for making new friends. Try it. :-) Questions? Ask Carol Kelly at 208-557-4628.

All ages are welcome to participate in activities at Lake City Center (see link above).

Tuesdays - Almost Free ($1-2)

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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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