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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  |  theatre

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Theater & Lectures

Now thru July 20 (Sat)  |  7-9 pm

"Beauty & the Beast" (Disney)

KROC CENTER

1765 W. Golf Course Rd., CdA

See the Broadway Musical performed here in CdA - FREE of charge - at Kroc Center's Midge & Pepper Smock Family Theatre! Presented by How Much More Productions, ticket site limit is (5) tickets in advance. All seats are general admission (no specific seats). Click HERE.

 

Arrive one hour prior to showtime & be admitted to theatre (FREE) on FCFS basis, if no advance tickets. Unclaimed seats will be released 20 minutes prior to showtime. Donations appreciated.

Varies - Free!

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"Music on Mondays" in Park

Every Monday evening you'll hear a variety of performers in downtown CdA's McEUEN PARK, next to CdA Library, 702 E. Front Avenue. So take a chair/blanket & sit awhile at these FREE concerts, which begin at 6 pm!

Here's the schedule:

July 22  |  "Four Peace" (acoustic Americana band)

July 29  |  "Coeurimba" (marimba music from Zimbabwe past & present)

Aug 5  |  "The Rusty Jackson Band" (country, blues, rock & original songs)

Aug 12  |  "The Blue Country Band" (smooth country)

Aug 26  |  "CDA Brass X5" (brass quintet w/diverse repertoire)

Sept  9  |  "Rad Fondue" (acoustic eclectica)

Sept 23  |  "Muckle Roe" (fiddles, guitar, cello, accordian & piano show influence of Norway, Sweden & Denmark)

Mondays - Free!

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Gather For Board Games

Every Friday  |  1-4 pm

HAYDEN LIBRARY

8385 N. Government Way, Hayden

Friendly competition takes place every Friday afternoon as seniors gather for a variety of tabletop games. Conversation too! Open to the public. 

3rd Thursday  |  6-9 pm

THE BLUE SHELL CDA

1916 E. Sherman Ave., CdA

For ages 21+, cribbage enthusiasts gather for casual games. Several boards will be available, or take your favorite every 3rd Thursday to this gaming bar. Questions? Call 208-930-1008. Ask about other game night themes.

Varies - Free!

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Downtown CdA "ArtWalk"

August 9  |  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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Common Ground Gospel Choir

Every Monday  |  5-6 pm

COMMON GROUND GOSPEL CHOIR

Sun City Church

5073 E. 16th Ave., Post Falls

Journey into the heart of gospel music! Celebrate faith & embrace God's Spirit through song by joining this gospel choir, directed by award-winning vocal coach/choir director, Dan Hegelund. Shower singers as well as seasoned voices are welcome - teens & adults. It's FREE!

Every rehearsal will be a chance to experience healing & inspiration through various vibes. Click HERE to join & learn more about this new group beginning June, 2024. Performance schedule TBA.

Every Monday - Free!

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Rathdrum Family Movie Nights

July 27  |  Dusk (Sat)

"Trolls: Band Together"

Aug 24  |  Dusk Sat)

"Wonka"

CITY OF RATHDRUM

Majestic Park

5535 W. Majestic Ave., Rathdrum 

Rathdrum Parks & Recreation lights up the big movie screen for "FREE Family Movie Night" Series. Take blankets, chairs & picnic baskets. FREE popcorn will be provided while supplies last. 

Note that no dogs are allowed in the park. See movie descriptions HERE or call 208-687-2399. 

Varies - Free!

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Music Conservatory

MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF COEUR D'ALENE

627 N. Government Way, CdA

208-901-8190

Look for professional & exemplary performing artists to entertain in this beautifully-restored "Hamilton House", now serving as the music conservatory. Tickets are required for some concerts & recitals; others are FREE of charge! Check schedules HERE.

The conservatory is a music school - a place for future musicians to train under an organized program utilizing collaboration; thus sharing teachers, programs, concerts, venues, events & more. At various times, no-cost workshops & open houses are held.

"if we are to hope for a society of culturally literate people, music must be a vital part of our children's education." --Yo-Yo Ma

Varies - Free!

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"Quilts of Valor" Work Day

July 15  |  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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Public Speaking Training

Every Thursday  |  7-8 am

"Talk of the Town" Toastmasters Int'l

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

3931 N. Schreiber Way, CdA

208-640-6884

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 are open to the public on Thursdays FREE of charge. (To join, there is a membership fee/dues.) For detailed or general info on Toastmasters, click HERE.

Varies - Free!

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Movies on Big Screens

Every Monday  |  5-6:30 pm

"Elks Family Movie Mondays"

ST. MARIES ELKS LODGE #1418

628 Main Ave., St. Maries

FREE popcorn & snacks for Monday movie nights - all are welcome! Questions? Call 208-245-1418.

Every Thursday  |  8-10 pm

"Summer Movie Nights"

STARDUST WALLACE

410 Pine St., Wallace

Kid-friendly classic movies for outdoor fun will be shown every Thursday night thru Aug 29. Get comfortable on the lawn with blankets, chairs & snacks. Titles of movies will appear on the sandwich board by Red Light Garage, or call the front desk at 208-752-1213. 

Aug 2  |  8:30 pm (F)

"First Fridays Movies Under the Stars: Madagascar"

Sept 6  |  7:45 pm (F)

"First Fridays Movies Under the Stars: Migration"

CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH

1700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., CdA

Take a lawn chair or blanket for FREE family-friendly entertainment shown on a 26' outdoor movie screen every 1st Friday - all are welcome! Complimentary popcorn & other refreshments too! 

July 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.

July 27  |  "Arthur the King" & a K9 demo

Aug 10  |  "Wish"

Aug 24  |  "Top Gun: Maverick"

COEUR D'ALENE CITY PARK

415 W. Fort Grounds Dr., CdA

Presented by Coeur d'Alene Police Dept. & sponsors, take chairs/blankets for relaxing Saturday evenings at FREE family-friendly movies beginning at 8:15 pm or dusk.

Varies - 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  |  1-2:30 pm

"Drop-in Open Crafting"

KELLOGG LIBRARY

16 W. Market St., Kellogg

208-786-7231

Drop in every Tuesday with an artsy project to work on, or pick up ideas for felting, knitting, crochet, embroidery or cross-stitch. Refreshments & materials provided. Geared to ages 15+.

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.

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.

Varies - 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 on the 1st Tuesday of every month. 

4th Wednesday  |  3 pm (thru July 24)

PINEHURST LIBRARY

107 Main St., Pinehurst

All ages are welcome to participate in this growing group of chess players on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Take your own chess set to share in a friendly match. Chess Club is FREE of charge!

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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Riverstone Summer Concerts

Sit along the waterfront & relax to the sounds of Thursday night concerts from 6-8 in Riverstone Park, 1805 Tilford Lane, CdA. Take a lawn chair/blankets. There will be food vendors & non-alcoholic beverages. Fun for families - good vibes for all!

For the months of July & August, here are the performers:

July 18  |  "Pamela Benton Band"

July 25  |  "Tuxedo Junction"

 

Aug 1  |  "Rockabilly Space Force"

Aug 8  |  "Milonga"

Aug 15  | "Justin James Band"

Aug 22  | "Spare Parts"

Aug 29  |  "Diego Romero Band"

Thursdays - Free!

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Community Drum Circle

July 24  |  6:30-8:30 pm (W)

"Community Drum Circle"

UNITY CENTER OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH

4465 N. 15th St., CdA

Led by Todd Neel, host  musician, this group of drummers gathers each month on the 4th Wednesday to connect through the power & rhythm of music. All ages are welcome, including children w/adult participation or supervision. Take your own drum, or borrow one. It's a FREE event; however donations are welcome. 

Varies - Free!

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JACC Art Shows & Receptions

Aug 16-17  |  noon- 7 pm (F-Sat)

"Art Fest"

JACKLIN ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER

405 N. William St., Post Falls

208-457-8950

Enjoy & admire the talent of 18-20 top local artists in the historical JACC bldg. dating back to the 1890s. Musical entertainment, refreshments & artists' demos/sales of work  w/FREE admission! Children's art area too, each day from noon-3 pm.

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

Music events too! See schedules HERE.

Varies - Free!

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Coffee & Coloring

Every Friday  |  11 am-noon

PINEHURST LIBRARY

107 Main St., Pinehurst

 

Join the get-together every Friday for conversation & creativity over coffee. All ages are welcome. 

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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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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Koep Concerts - CdA & Hayden

Koep Concerts continues the 22-year legacy of Chris Guggemos' FREE concert series - a toe-tapping, barefoot dancing, joyous musical experience! The 2024 series offers concerts in (2) locations - CdA City Park on Sundays, 1-4 pm, & Hayden's McIntire Family Park on Thursdays, 6-8:30 pm.

Here we go...

COEUR D'ALENE CITY PARK ROTARY BANDSHELL, 415 W. Fort Grounds Drive

July 21  |  "Laketown Sound"

July 28  |  "The Chris Guggemos Memorial Singer/Songwriter Showcase" featuring Christopher Lucas

Aug 11  |  "Soul Proprietor"

Aug 18  |  "The Hankers"

Aug 25  |  "CdA Big Band"

Sept 1  |  TBA

McINTIRE FAMILY PARK, 8930 N. Gov't Way, Hayden

July 18  |  "Blake Braley"

Aug 1  |  "Gigawatt"

Aug 8  |  "The Hankers"

Aug 15  |  "Dr. Phil & the Enablers"

Aug 22  |  "Jamshack"

Learn more about Koep Concerts HERE.

Varies - Free!

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Harrison Summer Concerts

HARRISON SUMMER CONCERTS will be every Saturday afternoon from 2-5 in Harrison City Park overlooking Lake Coeur d'Alene. So set up a chair, sing along, dance, tap your toes & let your heart be happy in this gem of a small town along Hwy 97.

Mark your calendars for this full schedule of performers:

July 20  |  "Eric-E" (rock variety)

July 27  |  "Sydney Dale" (Indie pop)

Aug 3  |  "Hunter Stiles" (traditional country)

Aug 10  |  "Drustin Drennen" (roots, blues, Americana)

Aug 17  |  "Bill Bozly" (acoustic variety)

Aug 24  |  "Jessica Haffner" (Americana)

Sept 7  |  "Kosh" (acoustic variety)

These family concerts are FREE & everyone is welcome! Thank you, City of Harrison & Chamber of Commerce! See poster HERE.

Saturdays - Free!

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Hayden Family Movie Nights

Aug 29  |  8 pm/Dusk (Th)

"Kung Fu Panda 4"

CITY OF HAYDEN

McIntire Family Park

8930 N. Gov't Way, Hayden

 

Movies are FREE & open to the public w/popcorn served while it lasts. Take chairs & blankets, & enjoy a familiy night out!

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 Aug 10).

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.

Fridays - Free!

Palette

Paint With a Friend

1st, 2nd & 4th Thursdays  |  10:30 am-2 pm

3rd Thursday  |  noon-2 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). The public is welcome to "Paint With A Friend" to work alone or with other artists. Usually an experienced host or hostess is present to aid newcomers/visitors. There is no participation fee. 

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

Thursdays - 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).

Special-themed 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.

1st Saturday - $3-15

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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!

Quilting

Quilting to
Benefit Others

Tuesdays (2nd)  |  1-3 pm

NORTH IDAHO QUILTERS

Human Rights Education Institute

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

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. FREE parking; obtain upon arrival. 

Every Wednesday  |  9:45 am-noon

ST. GEORGE'S PEACE MAKERS

St. George's Catholic Church (Parish Hall)

2010 N. Lucas St., Post Falls

208-773-4715

Peace Makers Quilting meets every Wednesday morning to design/create quilts to donate to assisted living homes, hospice & others in need, as well as gifting Baptismal quilts. No special skills or tools are needed & all are welcome to help. Questions? Contact Lori Goldsmith, 509-675-1948.

Varies - Free!

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2024 Concert Schedules

Poster credits go to businesses/organizations sponsoring events.

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