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Coeur d'Alene Special Events Calendar!

Things to Do in North Idaho for All Ages!

This page features our CALENDAR of ONE TIME EVENTS. 

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annual events

  • Jan 26-Feb 5 - Coeur d'Alene Boat Expo

  • Jan 29 - Annual "True to Seed" Swap, CdA

  • Feb 5-6 - Priest Lake Sled Dog Race

  • Feb 19 - Extreme Ski Jor, Wallace

  • Feb 23-25 - NIC Safety Fest 2022, Post Falls

  • March 4-6 - NIBCA Home & Garden Show, CdA

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FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS - jan

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  • Jan 21 (Fri), 7 pm, "Family Game Night" at Mica Flats Grange, 7465 W. Kidd Island Rd., CdA. Play your favorite game or learn a new one with friends/neighbors. All Grange activities are open to the community.

  • Jan 22 (Sat), 10 am-noon, "North Idaho General Preparedness" at Athol American Legion, 5525 E. Hwy 54 (park in back). Sponsored by Ladies Homestead Gathering: North Kootenai Chapter, featured speaker will be Sarah Loffredo of Kootenai Co. Emergency Management. FREE & open to all ladies 16 years of age & older.

  • Jan 26 (Wed), 8 am-5 pm, "Veteran Ski Day - FREE" at Silver Mountain in Kellogg. U.S. military veterans who served in a war zone are eligible for FREE skiing, gear & lessons (& a guest)! Space is limited, so call 509-893-4736 to sign up. Inquire about transportation.

  • Jan 26-Feb 5, 10 am-7 pm, "Coeur d'Alene Boat Expo" by Hagadone Marine Center, 1000 S. Marina Drive, CdA. Browse boats made by leading brands in the industry. FREE admission & parking; RSVP for ticket HERE. 208-664-8274.

  • Jan 28 (Fri), "Toyota Ski Free Day" at Schweitzer Mountain. Details HERE. More dates/location are: Mar 4, 40 Degrees North; Mar 11, Silver Mountain; Mar 18, Mt. Spokane; & Mar 25, Lookout Pass.

  • Jan 29 (Sat), 1-3 pm, "7th Annual Seed Swap" at Coeur d'Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., CdA. Take extra garden/flower seeds (home-saved or purchased) to share with others. Learn about seed saving from experts & take home varieties well-adapted to North Idaho growing conditions. More info - 208-769-2315, ext 651 or email cbeach@cdalibrary.org.

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FREE library programs - all ages

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  • Jan 18 (Tues), 1:30-2:30 pm, "Medicare Workshop" at CdA Library, 702 E. Front Ave., CdA. Presented by SHIBA, a ID Dept of Insurance program, which offers FREE, unbiased guidance. Focus will be on finding the best plan, using Medicare Wellness benefits & low-income assistance. Call 208-769-2315, ext 651, to register or online HERE.

  • Jan 20 (Thurs), noon-1 pm, "Elder Health" workshops at CdA Library provided by Dr. Tanner Klein, chiropractor. Workshop subjects, "Heart Health & Cardiovascular System"; & Jan 27, "Stress, Sugar & Inflammation". RSVP HERE, or call 208-769-2315, ext 651.

  • Jan 22 (Sat), 11 am-12:30 pm, "Oral History 101" workshop at CdA Library will teach tools needed to record stories of loved ones. A light lunch & educational materials will be provided FREE of charge. Register HERE or call 208-769-2315, ext. 651.

  • Jan 24 (Mon), 6 pm, & Jan 25 (Tues), 1 pm, "Mary Jane Slippers" at Pinehurst LIbrary, 107 Main St. Make (3) easy slipper patterns - two knitted; one crocheted. Go in person w/own worsted yarn or use library's. May pick-up patterns also for at home. RSVP at 208-682-3483.

  • Jan 25 (Tues), 2-3 pm, "Smartphone Basics" at Post Falls Library, 821 N. Spokane St. Learn basics of navigation; then download a FREE app & e-book.

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food distributions & meals

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  • Jan 18 (Tues), 4:30-6:30 pm, "FREE Community Meal", served by Cup of Grace at Spirit Lake Community/Senior Center, 32564 4th Avenue. All are invited!

  • ​Jan 19 (Wed), noon-1 pm, "LOU (Lunch on Us)" at Bayview Community Center, 20298 E. Perimeter Road. A FREE community lunch - all are welcome!

  • Jan 24 (Mon), 11 am-2 pm, "Food Bank Day" at The Altar Food Bank, 901 E. Best Ave., CdA. Take a bag/tote to carry food home in.

  • Jan 26 (Wed), noon-3 pm, "Community Food Boxes" will be distributed to residents of CdA in need at Silver Lake Mall, 200 W. Hanley Ave., CdA. Locally-sourced fresh produce, protein & dairy provided by Four Roots Farm in partnership with City of CdA & HUD. Reserve a box HERE.

  • Jan 27 (Thurs), 11 am-1 pm, "Mobile Market" at Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane. Drive-thru distribution by 2nd Harvest of prepacked emergency food boxes w/produce/meats & more for up to 250 families in need. Open to public - no app't or documentation required.

  • Feb 22 (Tues), 11 am-1 pm, "Mobile Market" at Walmart Post Falls, 3050 E. Mullan Avenue. Provided by 2nd Harvest, event is drive-thru for up to 250 families. Open to anyone in need of food assistance. 

  • Feb 24 (Thurs), 11 am-1 pm, "2nd Harvest Food Distribution" at Post Falls LIbrary, 821 N. Spokane St. 

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especially for kids & free

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  • Jan 29 (Sat), noon-2 pm, "Lego Build Off" at Harrison Library, 111 S. Coeur d'Alene Avenue. Participate in several speed Lego-building contests to win prizes, or take your own Lego creation to display after Jan 22 for Jan 29 judging. Open to all ages.

  • Feb 5, 12, 19, & 26 (Sat), 2-5 pm, "Preschool Family STEAM Program" at CdA Library, 702 E. Front Ave., CdA. Each participating family will take home FREE STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities & those attending all sessions will receive a bonus FREE toy! Register HERE or call 208-769-2315, ext 651.

  • Feb 28 (Mon), "Free Developmental Screening" for all children in CdA Public Schools, ages birth to 5 years, at CdA Early Learning Center, 4810 N. Ramsey Rd., CdA. Will provide parents with info on child's speech/language, fine & gross motor skills, vision/hearing, academic concepts, self-help skills & social-emotional development. By app't only; call 208-620-2031. Also April 11.

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"for veterans & military"

  • Jan 25 (Tues), 9 am-2 pm, "ID Veterans Service Officer" will be at Benewah Co. Courthouse (basement), 701 W. College Ave., St. Maries. Support & resources provided. Call 208-446-1096 or 208-446-1097 for app't, or drop in. More dates: Feb, 8 & 22, March 8 & 22.

  • Feb 3 (Thurs), 10 am-3 pm, "ID Veterans Service Officer" will be at Shoshone VFW Hall, 318 E. Mullan Ave., Osburn. Support & resources provided. Call Mac Gibler to make app't at 208-752-1264, or email mgibler@co.shoshone.id.usAlso March 3.

  • Feb 9 (Wed), 10 am-2 pm, "ID Veterans Service Officer" will be at Plummer American Legion, 888 C Street. Support & resources provided. Call 208-446-1096 of 208-446-1097 to schedule app't, or just stop by. Also March 9.

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FREE community events - feb

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  • Feb 1 (Tues), 7:30 pm, "JazzNIC Festival Concert" at North Idaho College's Schuler Performing Arts Center, 880 W. Garden Ave., CdA. Featuring NIC Jazz Ensemble, Cardinal Voices & two guest artists on piano & saxophone. FREE & open to the public!

  • Feb 5 (Sat), 1-3 pm, "The History Hidden in Your Home" at Fort Sherman Chapel, 332 N. Hubbard Ave., CdA. Learn how to unlock history, identify & care for artifacts. Light refreshments too! RSVP for this FREE event HERE. 

  • Feb 5-6 (Sat-Sun), "Priest Lake Sled Dog Race" at Priest Lake USFS Airstrip (3 miles south of Nordman). Hosted by Inland Empire Sled Dog Association & in its 51st year, be there (FREE for spectators) to see athletic sled dogs perform at their best. More info & registration link HERE.  

  • Feb 11 (Fri), 5-8 pm, "ArtWalk" in downtown CdA. Stroll the streets, drop into art studios, sample wine & hear local musicians perform.

  • Feb 19 (Sat), 1-8 pm, "Wallace Extreme Ski Jor" at Cedar Street Race Course, 600 Cedar Street. Action-packed competition where skiers are pulled through gates, jumps & rings by ATVs (instead of traditional horses). More info - contact@gravistech.com

  • Feb 20 (Sun), 10 am, "Wallace Snowshoe Baseball" at Wallace Visitor Center, 10 River Street. More info - achwooden@gmail.com

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"btw...give back"

volunteer opportunities  >>

  • Jan 26 (Wed), 5 pm, "Museum of North Idaho Volunteer Recruitment Social" at Fort Sherman Chapel, 332 N. Hubbard Ave., CdA. Love history? Learn about the museum & all of the amazing volunteer opportunities while enjoying wine & refreshments.

  • Feb 24 (Fri), 10:30 am-noon, "Volunteer Orientation & Hospice Introduction" at Hospice of North Idaho, 2290 W. Prairie Ave., CdA. Dedicated volunteers are needed to help at Schneidmiller House (in-patient unit) reception & Post Falls Hospice Thrift Store. Learn more HERE, or call 208-772-7994 to register. Also March 24 (Fri).

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