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 | theater | fiber arts | HISTORY | games
North Idaho College Concerts
Nov 4 | 7:30 pm (Th)
"Fall Into Jazz"
Nov 10 &11 | 7-8:30 pm (W & Th)
"Gathering of the Bands" (local middle school musicians in concert)
Dec 2 | 7:30 pm (Th)
Dec 11 & 12 | 7:30-9 pm (Sat & Sun)
"Sounds of Christmas" (Cardinal Chorale Chamber Singers & NIC Wind Symphony)
FREE concerts at North Idaho College resume this 2021-22 season. Performances take place at Schuler Performing Arts Center, 880 W. Garden Ave., CdA (which is currently operating at 50% capacity/500 attendees).
Open to the public, concert dates vary & are live streamed for those not able to attend. View NIC events HERE.
Varies - Free!
Evening Bluegrass Jams
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 4-7 pm (F)
200 W. Hanley, CdA
Musicians or listeners - all are welcome - to the bluegrass jams every Friday!
Toe-tapping, absolutely allowed. :-)
Every Friday - Free!
Knitting Along With Others
Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 | 2-4 pm (Th)
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.)
Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 | 1-3 pm (T)
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.)
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 | 1-3 pm (M)
"Rathdrum Library Knitting Group"
16320 Hwy 41, Rathdrum
Open to all every Monday. Take a project & socialize. Master knitter will be available to assist.
Varies - Free!
Nov 9 | 1-3 pm (T)
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.
2nd Tuesday - Free!
Farmers' Market Schedules
North Idaho Farmers' Markets - stop by, talk to the local farmers & artisans. Relax as music fills the fresh air. Check out fresh vegetables, flowers & native plants; meats, cheeses, bread, jams, honey & meats. Homemade crafts - yes, of course. FREE admission
Saturdays, 9 am-1:30 pm (thru Oct 23)
SE corner of Hwy 95 & Prairie Ave., Hayden
**No dogs are allowed - not carried, or in strollers, backpacks or purses.
Varies - Free!
Friday Evening at the Conservatory
**October schedule TBA
"Friday Night Live!" concerts are FREE (although "free will" offerings are welcome). Experience glorious music filling the historic Hamilton House, 627 N. Gov't Way, CdA - home of MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF COEUR D'ALENE.
In addition to concerts, the conservatory offers a vast variety of classes, lessons & opportunities to perform (costs vary). See more info & schedules HERE. Phone - 208-901-8190.
Every Friday - Free!
"Quilts of Valor" Work Day
Oct 18 | 10 am-4 pm (M)
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 Karen Henricksen at 208-964-1128, or email email@example.com.
3rd Monday - Free!
Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 | 7-9 pm (T)
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 - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Tuesday - Free!
Sweet Adelines Sing Harmony
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 | 7-9 pm (M)
Canvas Church, 2200 N. 7th St., 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 & are open to women who would like to listen, or become a member. Music ranges from Broadway classics to popular songs - new & old.
Vocalists love to perform & participate in competitions. More info - 208-717-1332 or email email@example.com
Every Monday - Free!
Downtown CdA "Art Walk"
Nov 12 | 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 perform too.
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!
Book Club in Riverstone
Nov 4 | 6 pm (Th)
"Well-Read Evening Club"
Nov 10 | 9 am (W)
"Well-Read Morning Club"
Oct 26 | 6 pm (T)
2048 N. Main St., CdA
Book Club Corner is back! Up to eight people can gather at the store - FREE of charge monthly on the 2nd Wednesday & 1st Thursday. The nonfiction club meets on the 4th Tuesday.
To register a club, call to reserve a time.
Varies - Free!
**Photo credit - Carol Kelly
Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 | 1-4 pm (T)
"American Mah Jongg"
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)
Writers Inspire Creativity
Nov 10 | 9 am-noon (W)
1501 E. Lakeshore Dr., Coeur d'Alene
Oct 21 | 6:30-9:30 pm (Th)
LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE MASTER
4800 N. Ramsey Rd., Coeur d'Alene
Cozy up to pen & paper, or let fingers fly on computer keys. More coffee or hot chocolate next to a crackling fireplace?
Writers look for inspiration, seek motivation & thrive on encouragement. IDAHO WRITER'S LEAGUE meets two times a month - 2nd Wednesday & the 3rd Thursday, to share ideas, critique each other, discuss writing techniques, hear presentations, & be mentors.
Non-members are invited to attend two meetings FREE before becoming members, if interested. Writing as a hobby or becoming a published author - it's all good!
2nd Wed & 3rd Thurs - Free!