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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  |  theater  |  fiber arts  |  HISTORY  | games

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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)

"Strings Attached"

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!

Image by Robert Linder

Evening Bluegrass Jams

Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  |  4-7 pm (F)

"Bluegrass Jam"

SILVER LAKE MALL

200 W. Hanley, CdA

Musicians or listeners - all are welcome - to the bluegrass jams every Friday!

 

Toe-tapping, absolutely allowed. :-) 

 

Every Friday - Free!

Knitting Needles

Knitting Along With Others

Oct 7, 14, 21, 28  |  2-4 pm (Th)

"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.)

Oct 5, 12, 19, 26  |  1-3 pm (T)

"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.)

Oct 4, 11, 18, 25  |  1-3 pm (M)

"Rathdrum Library Knitting Group"

RATHDRUM LIBRARY

16320 Hwy 41, Rathdrum

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

 

Varies - Free!

Quilting

Quilting to

Benefit Others

Nov 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.

2nd Tuesday - Free!

Acrilic Paints

Paint With a Friend

TBA  |  10:30 am-2 pm (Th)

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. Questions? Email - art4cda2018@gmail.com

Every Thursday - Free!

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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)

KOOTENAI CO. FARMERS' MARKET

SE corner of Hwy 95 & Prairie Ave., Hayden

**No dogs are allowed - not carried, or in strollers, backpacks or purses.

Varies - Free!

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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!

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"Quilts of Valor" Work Day

Oct 18  |  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 Karen Henricksen at 208-964-1128, or email henricksensk@gmail.com

3rd Monday - Free!

Wooden Live Music Sign

Barbershop Quartets

Oct 5, 12, 19, 26  |  7-9 pm (T)

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 - email norrisboothe@hotmail.com

Every Tuesday - Free!

Piano Show

Sweet Adelines Sing Harmony

Oct 4, 11, 18, 25  |  7-9 pm (M)

COEUR D'ALENE CHORUS

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 sweetadscda@gmail.com 

Every Monday - Free!

Street Art

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 Stack

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)

"Nonfiction Club"

THE WELL-READ MOOSE

2048 N. Main St., CdA

208-215-2265

 

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!

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American
Mah Jongg

**Photo credit - Carol Kelly

Oct 5, 12, 19, 26  |  1-4 pm (T)

"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)

Author

Writers Inspire Creativity

Nov 10  |  9 am-noon (W)

JEWETT HOUSE

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!