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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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Concerts for the Community

Oct 3  |  7:30 pm (T)

"CHORAL KALEIDOSCOPE"

NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE

Schuler Performing Arts Center

880 W. Garden Ave., CdA

First concert of the season features NIC's Cardinal Corale presenting a patriotic program. Ensembles from area high schools will also perform.

Hear "America the Beautiful", Amazing Grace", "Order My Steps" & more. Admission is FREE; open to the public!

Varies - Free!

Quilting

Quilting to

Benefit Others

Oct 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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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). 

Oct 7 - Halloween

Nov 4 - Time for Giving

Dec 2 - Christmas Traditions

Jan 6 - Snow Flake Ball

Feb 3 - Share the Love

March 2 - Lucky You Dance

April 6 - Movie Night

May 4 - Anniversary Dance

These special-theme 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. 

Beginner square dance lessons for ages 8 & up begin on Thursdays, 5:30-6:30, also at Harding Family Center. Instructor is Ed Schiffner. No partner is needed to take lessons. 

1st Saturday - $3-15

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Craft Fairs & Markets - Dec

Dec 1  |  4-8 pm (F)

Dec 2  |  9 am-5 pm (Sat)

'European Christmas Market"

FINUCANE PARK,

550 E. Prairie Ave., Hayden

This year's 3rd annual event will be held in new location which provides more parking & room for vendors. Sponsored by City of Hayden. Note cash cost of $5; FREE for children ages 10 & under. More info - 208-762-1185 or contact Andrea Fulks at andrea@haydenchamber.org. 

Dec 2  |  9 am-? (Sat)

"Mullan Christmas Craft Fair"

MORNING CLUB

117 Hunter, Mullan

Questions? Call or messg 208-512-5643 (Tammy). More info TBA

Dec 9  |  10 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Holiday Craft Fair"

RATHDRUM CRAFT & FARMERS' MARKET

Rathdrum Lion's Club

16114 N. Meyer Rd., Rathdrum

This season is the reason for Christmas shopping. FREE admission!

Dec 9  |  11 am-5 pm (Sat)

Dec 10  |  noon-4 pm (Sun)

"Holiday Market"

LAVENDER SUN

109 N. 14th St., CdA

Offering a curated selection of local makers w/unique gifts. Festive photobooth too.

Varies - Free!

Palette

Paint With a Friend

Every Thursday  |  10:30 am-2:30 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. Open to the public!

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

Every Thursday - 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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Chess Players' Strategy

1st Tuesday  |  2:30-5 pm

Note: November gathering will be on the 14th.

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.

 

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!

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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Craft Fairs & Markets - Oct

Oct 6  |  noon-5 pm (F)

Oct 7  |  9 am-5 pm (Sat)

Oct 8  |  10 am-4 pm (Sun)

"Annual Fall Festival"

NEW LEAF NURSERY

12655 N. Gov't Way, Hayden

A 3-day annual event for family fun featuring bouncy houses, face painters, scavenger hunt, petting zoo, pony rides, vendors, over 35 local artisans, live music, food, beer & wine. FREE admission & activities for kids! See schedule HERE.

Oct 7  |  10 am-5 pm (Sat)

"Family Fun Fall Festival - Scavenger Hunt"

CAMP COEUR D'ALENE

10588 E. Wolf Lodge Bay Rd., CdA

Explore the cozy campground off Exit 22 from I-90 - FREE event! Fall crafts & themed games for kids. Prizes, hot cocoa, S'mores around a campfire. Photo op.

Oct 7  |  10 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Summer Market Series"

BARN 31

1908 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls

Vendor events showcase small businesses from area w/upcycled items, handmade, vintage, fresh baked & homegrown items. FREE entry - parking lot location.

Oct 7  |  10 am-3 pm (Sat)

"It's Fall Y'all Craft Fair"

RATHDRUM CRAFT & FARMERS' MARKET

Rathdrum Lion's Club

16114 N. Meyer Rd., Rathdrum

So much to see & enjoy for the whole family. FREE admission!

Oct 7  |  noon-4 pm

"Hawktoberfest"

HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH

3005 W. Kathleen Ave., CdA

Games for all ages, bounce houses, maze, live music, cake walk, treats, BBQ, beer & wine garden - all at this 13th annual Fall Festival!

Oct 7  |  10 am-6 pm (Sat)

Oct 8  |  11 am-4 pm (Sun)

"Valley Vista Fall Craft Fair"

VALLEY VISTA RANCH

459560 Hwy 95, Cocolalla

Homemade crafts, food items & more. Questions? Email valleyvistacreations@gmail.com

Oct 8  |  10 am-3 pm (Sun)

"CdA Flea Fall Frenzy"

THE ROOSEVELT INN

105 E. Wallace Ave., CdA

Costume contest for dogs, pumpkin decorating & bowling, themed photo booth, 3 live bands, family-friendly games, 45+ vendors & more.

Oct 13  |  5-9 pm (F)

"Night Market & Street Fair"

RUNGE FURNITURE (parking lot)

303 E. Spokane St., CdA

An all-inclusive, all-ages immersive arts event, music festival & vendor faire w/artisans, makers, magic & talents. Food trucks on site. 

Oct 14  |  noon-6 pm (Sat)

"Craft Fair"

AMERICAN LEGION POST #143

1138 E. Poleline Ave., Post Falls

Indoor craft fair. More info - 208-773-9054.

Oct 21  |  10 am-4 pm (Sat)

Oct 22  |  11 am-4 pm (Sun)

"Family Fall Festival"

RATHDRUM CRAFT & FARMERS  MARKET

Rathdrum Lions Club

16114 N. Meyer Rd., Rathdrum

Family-friendly event for all w/incredible vendors, food trucks, pony rides, beer garden, pumpkin patch, crafts, live music & more. 

Oct 28  |  10 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Harvest Market"

5TH STREET FARMERS MARKET

5th St. & Sherman Ave., CdA

Special festive items; final market of the season.

Oct 28  |  10 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Kootenai Co. Farmers' Market Harvest Festival"

RIVERSTONE

2151 Main St., CdA

FREE candy/treats for kids along with craft vendors, food booths, live music & a celebration of Fall! 

Oct 28  |  10 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Artisan Fair"

SPRING HILL FARMS

6808 E. Ohio Match Rd., Rathdrum

A menagerie of hand-crafted goods in a beautiful setting. 

Varies - Free!

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Downtown CdA "Art Walk"

Oct 13  |  5-8 pm (F)

Nov 10  |  5-8 pm (F)

Dec 8  |  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. Look for the yellow balloons!

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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Lectures for Learning

**These educational lectures, sponsored by Museum of North Idaho (MONI), will be held at CdA Library, 702 E. Front Avenue. 

Oct 24  |  5:30 pm (T)

"History Hour Lecture: History of Death & Mourning Rituals" by MONI Executive Director Britt Thurman

Nov 8  |  5:30 pm (W)

"History Hour Lecture: Inland Empire Railroad System" by author John Mueller

MUSEUM OF NORTH IDAHO

115 Northwest Blvd., CdA

208-664-3448

Monthly lectures are FREE & open to the public!

Varies - Free!

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Ukulele Lessons & Jam Time

2nd & 4th Saturdays  |  10 am-noon

UKULELE CLUB OF COEUR D'ALENE

Oakcrest Mobile Home Park Clubhouse

1859 W. Marlborough, CdA

 

Ukulele players of all levels are welcome! FREE lesson offered at 10 am, lasting one hour; then it's "jam" time from 11 am-noon.

Questions? Call Linda, 208-691-9524 or Dan, 509-951-9242.

2nd & 4th Saturdays - 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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Kootenai County Farmers' Markets

KOOTENAI COUNTY FARMERS' MARKET

operates seasonally in (2) locations featuring local farmers & artisans: (Hayden) - SE corner of Hwy 95 & Prairie Ave. & (CdA) - Main Street in Riverstone.

Here is the remaining schedule for 2023:

Oct 14  |  9 am-1:30 pm (Sat)

"Customer Appreciation Day"

Oct 21  |  9 am-1:30 pm (Sat)

"Final Hayden Market"

Oct 28  |  10 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Harvest Fest in Riverstone", 10 am-3 pm

Dec 9  |  10 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Winter Market at Kootenai Co. Fairgrounds"

 

Hone in on your (5) senses: see, hear, smell, touch & taste (seasonal) at Kootenai Co. Farmers' Markets! From cheese to chairs, breads to birdhouses - stop by, chat...experience & appreciate what is grown or made by more than 100 producers & artisans. FREE admission!

Varies - Free!

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Coffee/Cocoa & Coloring

Every Thursday  |  5-7 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.

TBA  |  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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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  |  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  |  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!

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Craft Fairs & Markets - Nov

Nov 4  |  9 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Post Falls Holiday Craft Fair"

TRAILHEAD EVENT CENTER

12361 W. Parkway Dr., Post Falls

BLACK BAY DEPOT

1211 E. 3rd Ave., Post Falls

In (2) locations, Post Falls Parks & Recreation will host its 6th holiday craft fair. Get a head start on holiday shopping.

FREE admission!

Nov 4  |  9 am-3 pm (Sat)

Nov 5  |  9 am-3 pm (Sun)

"Osburn Craft Fair"

SILVER HILLS ELEMENTARY

1284 E. Mullan Ave., Osburn

In its 41st year, head to Osburn for a variety of vendors all weekend. Food & drinks. Presented by Osburn Arts & Crafts Show & Kiwanis Club of the Silver Valley, Kellogg.

Nov 4  |  9 am-4 pm (Sat)

"Holiday Craft Faire"

COEUR D'ALENE HIGH SCHOOL

5530 N. 4th St., CdA

Check out Viking territory, loaded with crafts & vendors. What would you like to find?

Nov 4  |  10 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Fall Craft Fair"

POST FALLS HIGH SCHOOL

2832 E. Poleline Ave., Post Falls

Stop by for delightful crafts & food.

Nov 4  |  10 am-4 pm (Sat)

"PTO Harrison Holiday Bazaar"

KOOTENAI SCHOOL DISTRICT #274

Kootenai Jr. High Gym

13030 E. O'Gara Rd., Harrison

Begin holiday shopping with local vendors - support Kootenai schools. Hourly raffles w/amazing prizes from local businesses. Scholastic Book Fair too.

Nov 11  |  10 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Lemons of Love NW Art & Gift Fair"

LAKE CITY CENTER

1916 N. Lakewood Dr., CdA

Special gift selections for a special time of year!

 

Nov 11  |  10 am-3 pm (Sat)

"Handmade Holiday Craft Fair"

RATHDRUM LIONS CLUB

16114 N. Meyer Rd., Rathdrum

An event by Rathdrum Craft & Farmers' Market, vendors will have paintings, jewelry, sewing/crochet, handmade soaps, jam, baked goods & more. 

Varies - Free!

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"Quilts of Valor" Work Day

Oct 16  |  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 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!

Poster credits go to organizations/businesses sponsoring events.

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