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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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Community Concerts

Dec 4  |  3 pm (Sun)

"G.F. Handel's Messiah"

SCHULER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

880 W. Garden Ave., CdA

A most iconic yuletide tradition, Handel's "Messiah" will be performed FREE of charge on the NIC campus by Music Conservatory of CdA. 

The audience is encouraged to sing along with the choir during the triumphant "Hallelujah" chorus (stand please). What a great way to begin the Christmas holiday season! (Donations appreciated).

Varies - Free!

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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

 

Dec 1  |  7:30 pm (Th)

"Cardinal Chamber Orchestra"

Dec 10  |  7:30-9 pm (Sat)

Dec 11  |  2 -3 pm (Sun)

"Sounds of Christmas"

 

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!

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!

Quilting

Quilting to

Benefit Others

Jan 10  |  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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"Quilts of Valor" Work Day

Dec 19  |  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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December Craft Fairs & Bazaars

Dec 2  |  4-9 pm (Fri)

Dec 3  |  10 am-6 pm (Sat)

"Outdoor European Christmas Market"

McINTIRE FAMILY PARK

8930 N. Government Way, Hayden

Sponsored by Hayden Chamber of Commerce. Over 100 vendors w/mulled spiced Gluhwein & hot cocoa. Kids' area w/face painting, coloring books & area to decorate Christmas cookies. Kids age 10 & under, FREE admission; all others, $5 cash.

Dec 3  |  9 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Holiday Craft Fair"

CHRISTIAN CENTER SCHOOL

3639 W. Prairie Ave., Hayden

Food, fellowship, fun, crafts, gifts, decor & locally-sourced Christmas trees.

Dec 3  |  9 am-3 pm (Sat)

"North Idaho Christian School's 38th Annual Christmas Market"

ANTHEM CHURCH

251 W. Miles Ave., Hayden

Over 55 vendors, cake walk, raffle, prizes - FREE admission! 208-772-7546

Dec 3  |  9 am-4 pm (Sat)

"Mullan Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair"

MORNING CLUB (side ramp)

117 Hunter, Mullan

In its 2nd year, see handmade holiday decor - FREE admission! 208-512-5643

Dec 3  |  9 am-5 pm (Sat)

Dec 10  |  10 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Annual Christmas Market by Athol Farmers Market"

ATHOL COMMUNITY CENTER

30355 N. Third St., Athol

Shop local artisans at this 2-day festive event.

Dec 3  |  10 am-5 pm (Sat)

"Holiday Craft Fair"

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

(Community Room)

702 E. Front Ave., CdA

Locally-made handcrafts & art with a portion of sales benefitting Friends of the Library. FREE admission!

Dec 9  |  noon-4 pm (F)

Dec 10  |  9 am-4 pm (Sat)

"Winter Bazaar"

BLANCHARD COMMUNITY CENTER

685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard

Handcrafted items, jewelry, home decor, fabric/supplies, gifts, food & refreshments. FREE admission!

Dec 9  |  5-8 pm (F)

Dec 10  |  8 am-4 pm (Sat)

"Holiday Craft Fair"

PINEHURST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

201 3rd St., Pinehurst

Over 30 local artisans - FREE admission!

Dec 17  |  10 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Handmade Holiday Craft Fair by Rathdrum Craft & Farmers' Market"

RATHDRUM LIONS CLUB

16114 N. Meyer Rd., Rathdrum

Local vendors indoors & out w/fresh foods, crafts, jewelry, arts, candles, goat soaps & more.

Dec 17  |  10 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Winter Farmers' Market"

KOOTENAI CO. FAIRGROUNDS

4056 N. Gov't Way (Jacklin Bldg 25), CdA

Lots of vendors, live music; more info HERE.

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.

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. 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.

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 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)

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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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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Downtown CdA "Art Walk"

Dec 9  |  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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Sweet Adelines Sing Harmony

Every Monday  |  6:30-8:30 pm (Jan-Dec)

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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Coffee/Cocoa & Coloring

Every Friday  |  1-3 pm (F)

HAYDEN LIBRARY

8385 N. Government Way, Hayden

208-772-5612

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

Every Friday  |  1-3 pm (F)

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 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.

Nov 26 |  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!

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Silver Valley Chess

Every Wednesday  |  4-5 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!  

Varies - Free!