CdA Events Calendar - Clubs

Clubs & Organizations

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COEUR D'ALENE AUDUBON

  • Meets 2nd Tuesday (Sept-June), 7 pm

  • 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

  • Meets 3rd Thursday of each month

  • 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

  • Meets the 4th Tuesday, 7 pm

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

  • Annual membership - $2.50-$30

aRT - WRITING

COEUR D'ALENE ART ASSOCIATION

  • Meets the 3rd Thursday, 10:30 am

  • 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 10:30 am - 2 pm at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 501 E. Wallace Ave., Coeur d'Alene.

  • Annual membership - $35

BAYVIEW ART ASSOCIATION

  • Gathers every Friday, 1-4 pm, at Bayview Community Center

  • 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

IDAHO WRITER'S LEAGUE

  • Meets twice a month - the 2nd Wednesday, 9 am-noon, & the 3rd Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm

  • Meetings are casual and a speaker if featured the first hour, followed by social time & a critique session. Constructive feedback is appreciated.

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

  • Annual membership - $30-45

CARS

NORTH IDAHO CLASSICS

  • Meets the 3rd Tuesday, 6 pm

  • 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 - 208-641-9373

Community

MICA FLATS GRANGE

  • Meets the 3rd Friday for social meeting (days & times may vary). Business meeting held the 1st Thursday, 7 pm. Dances held the last Saturday of each month, 7:30 pm

  • 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

  • Meets in the ​Community Room of Old Kootenai County Jail Museum, 7940 W. 2nd St., Rathdrum

  • 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, indisual; $30, family; $50, business

  • Info- 208-625-0014

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, leardership, communication & sportsmanship.

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

  • For details & costs, see .pdf version of 4-H Family Handbook HERE.

CRAFTS - HOBBIES

COEUR D'ALENE COIN CLUB

  • Meets the 1st Tuesday, 7 pm

  • 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 - ?

NORTH IDAHO MINERAL CLUB

  • Meets the 3rd Thursday, 6 pm

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

  • Annual membership - ? 

LOG CABIN FIBER ARTS

  • Meets 1st Wednesday, 10 am-1 pm & 3rd Tuesday, 6-9 pm

  • 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

  • Meets the 4th Monday of odd-numbered months (Jan, March, May, July, Sept & Nov)

  • 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

  • Meets 2nd Wednesday, 11:30 am-2 pm

  • Dedicated to collecting antique buttons & researching their history

  • Annual membership - $20

KOOTENAI COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

  • Meets the 3rd Thursday (Feb-June & Sept-Nov), 6:30 pm, at Hayden Library, 8385 N. Gov't Way, Hayden

  • 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

  • Meets the 2nd Thursday, 8:30 am, at Calypsos Coffee, 116 E. Lakeside Ave., CdA. All are welcome!

  • 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

  • Meets the 1st Thursday (Sept-June) for "KEA Happy Hour", 4 pm, at 206 Indiana Ave., Suite 112, CdA

  • 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

  • Meets the 2nd Tuesday, 1 pm

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

  • Annual membership - $15

CALYPSO CHAPTER OF IDAHO NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY

  • Meets 1st Wednesday of March, April, May & October, 7 pm

  • Promotes interest in native plants of North Idaho. through meetings/conferences, hikes & field trips

  • Annual membership - $10-25 (student, senior, individual)

NORTH IDAHO MUSHROOM CLUB

  • Meets the 1st Wednesday in April, May, June, September, October & November, 6-7:30 pm, at Post Falls Library, 821 N. Spokane Street

  • 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

RIVER CITY GARDEN CLUB

  • Meets 3rd Wednesday, 6:30-8  pm, at Post Falls Library

  • Like-minded gardeners share activities, info & friendship

  • Annual membership - FREE

  • Info - 208-773-1506

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

  • Meets on 3rd Monday, 6:30 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)

  • Meets on the 4th Thursday, 6 pm, at Rathdrum Lions Club, 16114 N. Meyer Rd., Rathdrum

  • Email: rathdrum154@gmail.com

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. 

  • Adults meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6:30 pm; cadets meet every Tuesday, 6;30 pm, at Pappy Boyington Field (CdA Airport), Hayden.

  • New members welcome

  • 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

  • Meets on 3rd Thursday, 6:30 pm

VFW POST 1473 (ROY RACY)

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

  • Meets 1st & 3rd Fridays, 6 pm

VFW POST 1675 SHOSHONE

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

  • Meets on the 4th Thursday, 6:30 pm

music - theater

CHORALE COEUR D'ALENE

  • Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 6:30-9 pm

  • 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.

  • Membership is $50 per semester (there are two concert semesters).

LAKE CITY HARMONIZERS

  • Meets every Tuesday, 7-9 pm

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

  • Annual membership - ?

SHIRTS N' SKIRTS SQUARE DANCE CLUB

  • Meets every 3rd Friday, Sept=May, 6:30-8 pm in Post Falls

  • Lessons offered for ages 8 and up; 1st lessons FREE

  • Annual membership - ?

  • Info - 208-773-1985 or 208-818-2882

Cd'A FIREFIGHTERS PIPES & DRUMS

  • Practices every Thursday

  • 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, or 
    pipemajor@cdaffpd.org

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

COEUR D'ALENE CHORUS | SWEET ADELINES

  • Rehearsals are Mondays, 7 pm. Guests are welcome.

  • 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

  • Annual membership - ?

COEURLY Q'S SQUARE DANCING

  • Meets 1st Saturday (Oct-May), 7-10 pm, Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d'Alene

  • 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

  • Game-playing from 11 am-3 pm 

  • Meals served M & W, 5:30 pm; breakfast on F, 8-10 am

LAKE CITY CENTER

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

  • FREE activities include "Fit & Fall Proof" exercise class & blood pressure checks.

  • 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)

  • Meets the 2nd Wednesday for lunch & a meeting which may include speakers.

  • 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

  • Meets every Wednesday (1st, 2nd & 3rd at 7 am; 4th at 6 pm) at LePeep Cafe, 1884 Bellerive Lane (Riverstone), CdA

  • 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

  • Meets every Thursday at  noon at Garden Plaza (Post Dining Room), 545 Garden Plaza Court, Post Falls

  • 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.; meets 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7 pm

  • Post Falls - 1215 E. Third; meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:30 pm

  • Hauser - N. 9510 Hauser Lake Rd.; meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6 pm

  • Coeur d'Alene - 1916 N. Lakewood Dr.; meets 1st & 3rd Mondays, 6 pm

  • Pinehurst - 106 Church St.; 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 pm

  • Smelterville - 302 Main St.; 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:15 pm

  • Osburn - 713 E. Mullan; 1st Monday, 6 pm

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

social

55+ SINGLES FRIENDSHIP GROUP

  • Meets every Wednesday, 5 pm, at Elmer's Restaurant, 290 W. Appleway, CdA

  • All are welcome!

  • Annual membership - $12

  • Contact - 208-676-8456 or 208-699-3411

INLAND NORTHWEST LADIES

  • Meets for coffee (last Saturday of each month - coffee is FREE), or activities. Call 208-755-8335 (Debbie) for details/dates.

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

  • New members always welcome!

  • Annual membership - FREE!

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL

COEUR D'ALENE - meets the 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm

  • Devoted to development of leadership & public speaking

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

  • See FAQ HERE.

POST FALLS - meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6:45-8 pm

  • Open to the public

COEUR D'ALENE "TALK OF THE TOWN" - meets every Thursday, 7 am

sports - water

COEUR D'ALENE CANOE & KAYAK CLUB

  • Meets the 1st Thursday in the months of April, June, July, September & November

  • 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 - $25-40

NORTH IDAHO FLY CASTERS CLUB

  • Meets the 3rd Thursday (Sept-May)

  • 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

  • Meets the last Wednesday, 6 pm

  • 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

  • ​Meets the 2nd Tuesday, 6 pm

  • 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

  • Meets the 3rd Wednesday, 6 pm

  • 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 - $150

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

COEUR D'ALENE ROLLER DERBY

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

  • Practices at Skate Plaza, 5685 N. Pioneer Dr., CdA, on Thursdays (8:30-10 pm) & Sundays (6-8 pm)

  • 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

  • ​Meets the 2nd Monday, 7 pm

  • 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

sports - winter

COEUR D'ALENE SNOWMOBILE CLUB

  • Meets the 1st Tuesday (Oct-March). Social hour at 6 pm; meeting at 7 pm

  • 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; 208-765-4423 

  • Annual membership - ?

PANHANDLE NORDIC CLUB

  • Meets 1st Tuesday (Nov - March), 7 pm

  • 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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