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CdA Events Calendar - Clubs

Clubs & Organizations

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animals

COEUR D'ALENE AUDUBON

  • Members participate in field trips, bird surveys/counts & various environmental & educational projects to protect Idaho’s wildlife, particularly birds & endangered species.

  • Annual membership - $10-30

KOOTENAI COUNTY SADDLE CLUB

  • Promotes fellowship among horse lovers through horse-centered activities. Hosts large variety of events.

  • Parade participation, trail rides, year-end awards, royalty titles, O-Mok-Sees & more.

  • Annual membership - $20-35

COEUR D'ALENE DOG FANCIERS

  • Meetings often feature guest speakers with health, training, breeding, conformation, & performance trialing as topics. Events include "Dog d'Alene", parades & dog shows.

  • Annual membership - $20-$30

PANHANDLE BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN

  • Dedicated to common sense use & enjoyment of horses in backcountry/wilderness areas 

  • Group events include trail rides, obstacle courses, clinics, BBQs/potlucks, trail improvement work days & more.

  • Annual membership - $30-40

aRT - WRITING

COEUR D'ALENE ART ASSOCIATION

  • Members participate in many local events such as "Art on the Green" & "ArtWalk".

  • Non-members are invited to FREE "Paint with a Friend" sessions each Thursday from 11 am-3 pm at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 501 E. Wallace Ave., Coeur d'Alene.

  • Annual membership - $35

BAYVIEW ART ASSOCIATION

  • All levels of artists are welcome. Take own supplies - watercolor, acrylics, charcoal, oils, colored pencile, pastels, collage, mixed, & drop cloth/tablecloth to protect surfaces.

  • Info - call or text Marilyn Holte at 208-870-6071, or email msholte@gmail.com.

  • Membership - FREE

NORTH IDAHO WRITER'S LEAGUE

  • Meets several times per month to share work, receive feedback, learn & enjoy each other’s company

  • Meets 2nd Wednesday, 9 am-noon, at Jewett House, 1501 E. Lakeshore Dr., CdA

  • Meets 3rd Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm, at Lutheran Church Of The Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Rd., CdA

  • Non-members are welcome to attend a few meetings FREE of charge. 

  • More info - 208-518-6527 or northidahowritersleague@gmail.com

  • Annual membership - $25

CARS

NORTH IDAHO CLASSICS

  • Members showcase cars in cruises, shows & community events such as the "Inaugural NIC Rod Run". Participate in "cruise nights" at Hayden, Post Falls & Rathdrum locations.

  • Annual membership - ?

UNITED CAR CLUB INLAND NORTHWEST

  • Holds "Cars & Coffee" at various locations

  • Family-friendly events with cars, trucks & bikes

  • Annual membership - ?

  • Information - 208-660-8029 (Carlo Tan)

COEUR D'ALENE CAR MEETS & CRUISES

  • Car shows & charity events

  • Info - 208-660-8029 (Carlo Tan)

Community

MICA FLATS GRANGE

  • Located at 7465 W. Kidd Island Rd., CdA; 208-765-8230 (Martha)

  • Family-oriented, community-based group enjoys monthly dances, card parties, youth events, women's get-togethers, potlucks & community service

  • Non-denominational & non-partisan

  • Annual membership - $31

RATHDRUM HISTORICAL SOCIETY

  • Mission is to maintain & protect Rathdrum’s historic/cultural resources for future generations.

  • Holds museum tours, fundraisers, social events & educational gatherings/functions

  • Annual membership - $20, individual; $30, family; $50, business

  • Info - 208-625-0014

COUGAR GULCH COMMUNITY/MEADOWBROOK HALL

  • Meets & runs activities at Meadowbrook Hall, 8088 W. Meadowbrook Loop, CdA

  • Neighborhood fun includes dancing, potlucks, card-playing, crafts, children's activities & more

  • See newsletter

  • Annual membership - $25-30

KOOTENAI COUNTY 4-H CLUBS

  • Individual neighborhood clubs welcome boys & girls ages 5-18. Ages 5-7 may participate in non-competitive "Cloverbuds".

  • Administered by University of Idaho Extension Office, 1808 N. 3rd St., CdA; 208-446-1680. Email: kootenai@uidaho.edu

  • Children learn valuable life skills, such as responsibility, citizenship, leadership, communication & sportsmanship.

  • Activities include regular meetings, fair projects, 4-H camp, tours,  new friendships & community service.

LADIES HOMESTEAD GATHERING OF NORTH KOOTENAI

  • Meetings include guest speakers & educational discussions

  • For ladies ages 16+ in Kootenai Co. & surrounding areas who want to join like-minded women who enjoy 'homesteading" (making things at HOME inSTEAD of buying from the store)

  • Emphasis on being self-reliant while sharing knowledge, building community & growing friendships

  • Annual membership - $35

  • More info - northkootenai.id@nlhg.org

BLANCHARD COMMUNITY CENTER

  • Located at 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard; 208-437-1037

  • Gather for country breakfasts/meals, food pantry, speakers & programs for all ages, fine art/craft events & classes. FREE children's summer art camp & year-round activities.

  • Annual membership - $20-individual; $30-family.

CRAFTS - HOBBIES

COEUR D'ALENE COIN CLUB

  • An ethical, family-oriented club. Goal is to educate & learn about American, Canadian & Foreign coins/currency.

  • Requirement for joining is to have an interest in coins

  • (509) 279-5059, or email skycoin54@gmail.com 

  • Annual membership - ?

COEUR D'ALENE CHESS CLUB

  • Open to anyone who loves chess!

  • Players of all ages & skill levels (beginners to those registered as masters) are welcome.

  • Junior Club meets on Thursdays in Post Falls; others on Mondays in CdA. RSVP required for planning purposes.

  • Annual membership - FREE

  • More info - leave messg/text at 208-274-5242 or email info.cdachess@gmail.com

NORTH IDAHO MINERAL CLUB

  • Promotes interest & education in earth sciences such as geology, mineralogy, lapidary, paleontology & related subjects

  • Annual membership - $10, individual; $20 for family 

LOG CABIN FIBER ARTS

  • Gathers for the creation of fiber arts - spinning, weaving, dyeing, knitting, crochet, tatting, felting & raising fiber animals

  • Visitors welcome!

  • 208-773-4250, or email mariposagold@roadrunner.com

  • Annual membership - ?

NORTH IDAHO QUILTERS

  • Members are involved in activity days, community service projects, quilt shows & Kids Quilt Camp. Community service days are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in Coeur d'Alene. Public is welcome to help assemble & tie quilts.

  • Annual membership - $25

HISTORICAL BUTTON CLUB

  • Dedicated to collecting antique buttons & researching their history

  • 208-916-1174 (Connie Blackburn)

  • Annual membership - $20

KOOTENAI COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

  • Aids individuals in genealogical pursuits,, including their family histories

  • Gathers & preserves genealogical & historical data

  • Volunteers are available Wednesdays, 1-4 pm, at Hayden Library to assist visitors with genealogical research

  • 208-772-5612

  • Annual membership - $15 per person; $20 couple

ENVIRONMENT

FRIENDS OF TUBBS HILL

  • Advocates for Tubbs Hill advise the city on issues pertaining to the park, & support volunteer efforts, fundraising, community relations & other needed tasks.

  • Tubbs Hill is comprised of 120 acres of public land with nature trails in downtown CdA on Lake CdA.

  • Need more info, or want to serve on the board? Contact friendsoftubbshill@tubbshill.org

KOOTENAI ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE

  • Mission is "to conserve, protect & restore the environment, with a particular emphasis on the Idaho Panhandle & the Coeur d’ Alene Basin”

  • Become a "Friend of KEA" with a donation (one-time, weekly, monthly, annual) in any amount. Many volunteer opporunities.

  • Programs include "Lake CdA Waterkeepers", "Confluence Project, "Gathering Garden, "Climate Action" & "Idaho Discoveries Camp". 

  • More info - 208-667-9093 or kea@keaalliance.org 

GARDENING

COEUR D'ALENE GARDEN CLUB

  • Programs feature field trips, activities, speakers, member garden visits & an annual garden tour.

  • Annual membership - $20

RIVER CITY GARDEN CLUB

  • Like-minded gardeners share activities, info & friendship

  • Annual membership - FREE

  • Info - 208-773-1506

NORTH IDAHO MUSHROOM CLUB

  • Various workshops & scheduled forays are planned each year. Club educator is Tim Gerlitz. Info - timgerlitz@gmail.com

  • June potluck features spring fungi; November, autumn fungi

  • Annual membership - $15-20

MILITARY

AMERICAN LEGION POST 143 (STEVEN H. NIPP)

  • 1138 E. Poleline Ave., Post Falls; 208-773-9054

  • Office hours - Monday through Friday, 10 am-3 pm

  • Membership eligibility is based on honorable service with the U.S. Armed Forces, Reserves or National Guard.

  • Annual membership - $45

  • Affiliated groups are Auxiliary, Sons of Legion & Honor Guard

AMERICAN LEGION POST 154 (MANUEL SCHNEIDMILLER)

AMERICAN LEGION POST 149 (CLIFFORD A. HACKNEY)

  • 5525 E. Hwy 54, Athol; 208-683-2614

AMERICAN LEGION POST 36 (GUS ZOELLNER)

  • 110 N. Hill St., Kellogg; 208-682-5304

COEUR D'ALENE SQUADRON CIVIL AIR PATROL 

  • All-volunteer U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

  • 2410 W. Miles Ave., Hayden; 208-649-6098

  • Senior members (adults) & cadets (ages 12-21) volunteer & provide support for Emergency Services, Cadet Programs & Aerospace Education. 

  • CAP Cadet Program is a year-round program focused on leadership, aerospace education, physical fitness & moral/ethical decision-making.

  • Annual membership - $38 cadets; $64 adults

VFW (VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS) POST 3603

  • 1225 E. 3rd Ave., Post Falls; 208-960-4104

  • Meets on 4th Wednesday, 7-8:30 pm

  • Membership requirements - U.S. citizenship; must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces & either received an honorable discharge or be currently serving; & have served in a war, campaign or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters

VFW POST 889

  • 406 N. 4th St., Coeur d'Alene; 208-667-5236

  • Office open Tuesdays, 8-10 am. Stop in for social time, coffee & donuts

VFW POST 1473 (ROY RACY)

  • 32119 N. 5th Ave., Spirit Lake; 509-891-6745

VFW POST 1675 SHOSHONE

  • 318 E. Mullan Ave., Osburn; 208-752-4811

music - theater

CHORALE COEUR D'ALENE

  • Classical chorale performs outstanding music; sacred & secular - old & new.  Vocalists of all ages (16 years & older) are invited to audition. Chorale is made up of some of the most talented musicians from the Inland Northwest.

  • Mission statement: "Chorale Coeur d'Alene brings great choral music to life. The Chorale pursues excellence in the tradition of performing sacred and secular works, involves young people in choral participation, and contributes to vibrant community life."

  • Membership is $65 per semester (there are two concert semesters).

LAKE CITY HARMONIZERS

  • A chorus of barbership singers (4-part a cappella harmony) who welcome vocalists of all abilities for holiday shows

  • Annual membership - ?

Cd'A FIREFIGHTERS PIPES & DRUMS

  • Firefighters & general pubic welcome. FREE instruction for dedicated youth & adults, with no requirement for previous music experience. There is an attetndance requirement.

  • Performances include parades, funerals, competitions, Highland Games & more.

  • Bagpipe Major - Jessica Bryant, 208-953-1053, o
    pipemajor@cdaffpd.org

  • Drum Sergeant - Chad Matchell, 360-337-9097, or 
    drumsergeant@cdaffpd.org

COEUR D'ALENE CHORUS | SWEET ADELINES

  • A group of talented women of all ages who sing in 4-part barbershop-style harmony (a cappella)

  • ​Music ranges from Broadway classics to popular songs - new & old.​

  • Performs for civic & charitable organizations, private groups, churches, community events, fundraisers, produce shows & participates in regional competitions

  • Rehearses every Monday in CdA (Jan -Nov); ask about audition

  • 208-717-1332 or email sweetadscda@gmail.com

COEURLY Q'S SQUARE DANCING

  • For ages 10-100, everyone dances together. Singles welcome, although partners are encouraged (but not required). 

  • Exercise 9 to 10,000 steps in an evening. FREE beginner lessons.

  • Dances every Friday & Saturday nights at Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area clubs at minimal costs

  • More info - 208-712-3326 or 208-661-8507

senior centers

HAYDEN SENIOR CENTER

  • 9428 N. Government Way, Hayden; 208-762-7052

  • Stop in for coffee, tea or cocoa. Browse library, read local newspaper, work on jigsaw puzzles, play Wii or check your own blood pressure/pulse. Many games in game closet too. FREE "Fit & Fall Proof" classes

  • Small fee charge for yoga/chair yoga, lunch, pinochle, Mexican Train, dominoes, cribbage, bingo & crafts

RATHDRUM SENIOR CENTER

  • 8037 Montana, Rathdrum; 208-687-2028

  • Breakfast served on Sundays, 8-11am; lunch on T & Th at noon

 

SPIRIT LAKE COMMUNITY SENIOR CENTER

  • 32564 4th Ave., Spirit Lake; 208-623-6125 or email spiritlakeseniors@gmail.com

  • Card-playing begins at noon on M & W

  • Food pantry available on M & W, 9 am-6 pm; F from 7:30 am-noon

  • Mondays & Wednesdays - salad bar opens at 4:30 pm; dinner served at 5 pm

  • Bingo on Thursdays, 1-4 pm; doors open at noon, calling begins at 1 pm

  • Fridays - breakfast served 7:30-10 am

  • Suggested meal donation - $5

LAKE CITY CENTER

  • 1916 Lakewood Dr., Coeur d'Alene; 208-667-4628

  • FREE activities include "Fit & Fall Proof" exercise class & smart phone class

  • Many other activities & classes are available for a minimal participation fee & include: billiards/darts, computer/internet use, cribbage, bridge, bingo, "Senior Artists", pinochle, canasta, "Lake City Tappers", line dancing, yoga, knitting/quilting, mah jongg, watercolor class, tai chi, live entertainment & lunch.

  • Provides "Meals on Wheels", a home-delivered meals program for qualifying individuals 60+ years who are frail or homebound by reason of illness or incapacitating disability

POST FALLS SENIOR CENTER

  • 1215 E. 3rd Ave., Post Falls; 208-773-9582

  • FREE activities include "Fit & Fall Proof" exercise class & various community classes.

  • Other activities include bingo, lunch, "CdA Casino Trip" & "Country Kickers".

serving others

CANCER & COMMUNITY CHARITIES (3Cs)

  • 3Cs is an organization of women volunteers committed to raising funds to fight cancer & to assist with other community worthwhile needs.

  • Annual membership - $20

IDAHO PANHANDLE KIWANIS CLUB

  • Social club where members participate in service activities, raising funds for families, community projects & youth programs

  • Contact 208-651-0999, or email panhandlekiwanis@gmail.com

  • Annual membership - ?

POST FALLS KIWANIS CLUB

  • Team of like-minded community members - friendly, positive & action-oriented with a priority for kids of the community

  • Provides networking opportunities

  • Efforts include senior outreach, community clean-up projects; support of Post Falls Food Bank & Kootenai County Boys & Girls Club

  • Contact 208-773-1658, or email egille0845@aol.com 

  • Annual membership - ?

LIONS CLUBS

  • Rathdrum - 16114 N. Meyer Rd.

  • Post Falls - 1215 E. Third Ave.

  • Hauser - N. 9510 Hauser Lake Rd.

  • Coeur d'Alene - 1916 N. Lakewood Dr.

  • Pinehurst - 106 Church St.

  • Smelterville - 302 Main St.

  • Osburn - 713 E. Mullan

  • Involvement in community service projects (eyesight, hearing, diabetes), youth programs & more.) Guests always welcome.

GUARDIANS OF THE CHILDREN - INLAND NW CHAPTER

  • With a love of the open road & "iron horses", GOC is a Biker Organization dedicated to protecting victims of child abuse.

  • Mission is to recognize & react to child abuse, & to educate the public to do the same

  • Partners with child advocacy agencies & victim assistance groups

  • More info - 509-998-2535

  • Annual membership - ?

SOROPTIMIST COEUR D'ALENE

  • A global volunteer organization that provides women & girls with access to the education/training they need to achieve economic empowerment

  • Special programs include "Women of Distinction" & "Dream It Be It for Girls"

  • More info - sicda03@gmail.com 

social

55+ SINGLES FRIENDSHIP GROUP

  • Meets weekly in CdA

  • All are welcome!

  • Annual membership - $12

  • Contact - 208-676-8456

INLAND NORTHWEST LADIES

  • Network of lady friends who enjoy fun & engaging activities that explore & support local communities

  • New members always welcome!

  • Contact - 208-755-8335 (Debbie)

  • Annual membership - FREE!

ATHOL GRANDMOTHERS' CLUB

  • For fun-loving grandmas (or not grandmas) in Athol, Bayview & Spirit Lake areas

  • Activities may include a potluck or carpooling to other locations for activities

  • New members welcome! Email grannysonfire@gmail.com or see Facebook group, "Athol Grandmothers Club"

  • Annual membership - $12

KOOTENAI AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY

  • Promotes interest in amateur radio communications, & fosters education in the field of electronic communications

  • Offers FREE ham radio classes; contact 208-819-4376 (Dale)

  • Annual membership - $15-23

  • Club info - president@k7id.or

MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL

  • Moms in Prayer International is a non-profit organization of praying women in 160 countries. Vision is that every school in the world would be covered in prayer. 

  • Local prayer groups consist of moms who are like-minded believers in Jesus Christ who believe in the unity of praying for their children & schools.

  • Meet in homes or churches weekly for one-hour during school year

  • FREE resources for groups such as weekly prayer sheets, leader guides, podcast, newsletter, prayer books & more

  • Special outreach events such as "Rise Up & Pray Idaho"

  • Annual membership - FREE!

  • Contact Amy Potts to find an area prayer group, start a group, or for more info. 208-407-5087 or Amy.potts@me.com 

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL

COEUR D'ALENE "Talk of the Town" 

SANDPOINT "Lake Pend Oreille" 

  • Devoted to development of leadership & public speaking

  • Gatherings provide a fun, supportive environment for camaraderie, humor & creative speeches. Guests always welcome; no invitation needed.

  • Contact - 208-773-5223 (Viki)

  • Gatherings are open to the public & FREE!

  • See FAQ HERE.

sports - water

COEUR D'ALENE CANOE & KAYAK CLUB

  • Promotes canoe & kayak education, safety & recreation through scheduled trips for all abilities, safety/skills/rescue clinics, paddling with members, & inviting non-members on Thursday night local FREE "paddles"

  • Members enjoy scenic trips, short & long distance excursions, overnighters, paddle-in camping/fishing & ocean kayak trips. Also picnics, potlucks & club socials

  • Annual membership - $20

NORTH IDAHO FLY CASTERS CLUB

  • Dedicated to all facets of fly fishing - educational, social & conservation

  • Participates in conservation efforts - tree planting, fish tagging, fish counts, fishing access projects, improvement of public boat access, water quality improvements & regulation changes.

  • Fish "home waters" of CdA & St. Joe Rivers as well as trips to Clark Fork River (MT), Lochsa & Clearwater (ID) & Columbia River in BC

  • Annual membership - $30

COEUR D'ALENE ROWING ASSOCIATION

  • Small club dedicated to inspiring a passion for rowing in safe & fun environments

  • Practices/instruction take place on Fernan Lake, CdA. Season runs April through October.

  • Members compete in local, regional & national regattas.

  • Annual membership - $200-350

  • Contact information - 208--660-4621

LAKE CITY ANGLERS' ASSOCIATION

  • Group discusses issues relevant to maintaining & preserving the fishery of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Helps organize "Big One Derby" for chinook.

  • Annual membership - $20-30

PANHANDLE BASS ANGLERS​​

  • Discuss upcoming events, hold seminar presentations & tell about the "one that got away"

  • PBA is for those wanting to participate in competitive angling. Holds annual state-qualifying events through which individuals can rise through ranks to Bassmaster Classic & Forest Wood Cup.

  • Annual membership - ?

NORTH IDAHO PIKE ASSOCIATION

  • For those interested in pike fishing, survival of the species & to develop friendships on an informal competitive level.

  • Membership is limited to 30 teams (each consisting of a captain & fishing partner)

  • Contact info - 208-661-6303 or email brock5pf@yahoo.com

sports

COEUR D'ALENE BOWMEN

  • Family oriented archery club; children are welcome. Membership includes bow hunters & target/recreational shooters. All skills may join.

  • Many competitions & activities are held throughout the year.

  • Annual membership - $60-75

FERNAN ROD & GUN CLUB

  • Located 6 miles east of Coeur d'Alene on Fernan Lake Road. Club is a family-oriented range which encourages participation in matches & activities.

  • FRGC is the only joint military, civilian & police firing range of its type in Idaho & one of the few in the U.S.

  • Membership is open to anyone who wishes to join & exercise responsible/safe gun-handling practices.

  • Annual membership?

CHERRY HILL BMX CLUB

  • Track located at Cherry Hill City Park, 1718 N. 15th St., CdA.

  • Organization works with city to maintain & improve BMX track for its racing events

  • More club info - 208-660-7547

  • More info on public park HERE

INLAND NORTHWEST PICKLEBALL CLUB

  • For experienced players or new players

  • Plays on various courts in CdA area & Spokane. See locations HERE.

  • Annual membership - $30-60

COEUR D'ALENE ROLLER DERBY

  • All-female flat-track roller derby league includes experienced skaters & new learners.

  • Equipment required - helmet, elbow/knee pads, wrist/mouth guards

  • Must be over 18 years of age

  • Volunteer positions available for women & men

  • Orientation sessions available

  • Membership cost - ?

NORTH IDAHO ATV ASSOCIATION​​

  • Activities include organized club rides (family, sport & extreme), campouts, trail development & maintenance. All makes & models of ATVs & UTVs are welcome for responsible riding.

  • Annual membership - $20-25

COEUR D'ALENE CYCLING CLUB

  • Group rides 3 times per week during summer. Ride pace is approx. 18 mph.

  • Open to the public!

  • Mission is "to unite the cycling community & expand cycling events in the area."

  • Info - contact Dan Eyman - dan@cdacycling.club 

  • Annual membership?

sports - winter

COEUR D'ALENE SNOWMOBILE CLUB

  • Promotes safe family snowmobiling & helps support the trail grooming program. Meet new people; ride together

  • Annual membership - $32-35

 

INLAND NW CURLING CLUB

  • Meets for practice & events at Frontier Ice Arena, 3525 W. Seltice Way, Post Falls

  • Contact - 208-765-4423 

  • Annual membership - ?

PANHANDLE NORDIC CLUB

  • For those interested in promoting winter recreational activities. All ages are welcome; all skill levels too. The club helps manage the 4th of July Nordic Ski area. Also sponsors day trips, long weekend ski & snowshoe trips; also summer activities such as day hikes, weekend backpacking trips, kayak & bicycle day outings.

  • Annual membership - $25

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