The state of Washington is seeking creative writing talent to help in the design of the state quarter.
In 2007, the U.S. Mint will issue a Washington state quarter as part of the 50 State Quarters program. Members of the public are invited to submit narratives online at www.governor.wa.gov/quarter describing in 100 words or less what images or words should appear on the coin. Submission deadline is July 30.
Submissions will be reviewed by the State Quarter Advisory Commission; selected narratives will be forwarded to the governor and then on to to the U.S. Mint. Mint designers will create pictorial renderings of the narrative submissions and send these back to the commission for further review.
In April 2006, the commission will present up to five design concepts for public comment before making its recommendation to the governor.
•Actor’s Repertory Theatre will hold auditions for its 2005-06 season on July 9 from noon to 5 p.m. at Spokane Falls Community College, Spartan Theater, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive.
Auditioners should prepare two contrasting pieces, one classic and one contemporary, of about two minutes each. Call 838-4013 to schedule an audition.
Call for artists
•A reminder: Friday is the application deadline for visual and performing artists for this year’s First Night Spokane celebration of the arts on New Year’s Eve. All artists are paid. For more information or an application form, see www.firstnightspokane.org.
Classes and workshops
•CenterStage, 1017 W. First Ave., is offering a summer arts program for children entering grades 4-9. Sessions run Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for two weeks, and will introduce kids to theatrical arts and ballroom dance.
Sessions run July 5-16, Aug. 1-12 and Aug. 15-26. Cost is $350, including materials, lunches and snacks. For more information, call 747-8243.
•Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave., is offering fhe following classes sponsored by the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. Preregistration is required by calling 625-6200.
Summer Drawing for Teens and Adults, Mondays, 6:30-9 p.m., July 11-Aug. 8, $49; Jewelry Studio: Pins and Penchants, for ages 12 to adult, July 12, 1-3 p.m., $14; and Beginning Landscape in Watercolor for Teens and Adults, Tuesdays, 4:30-7:30 p.m., July 12-Aug. 2, $49.
For children, July 11-15: Science Camp, for ages 6-11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $89; Craft Time, for ages 3-5, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $21; Drawing Animals, for ages 6-11, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $21; Sea Creatures, for ages 3-5, 10:30-11:30 a.m., $21; Hands-on Fun, for ages 6-11, 10:30-11:30 a.m., $21; Music and More, for ages 3-5, 12:30-1:30 p.m., $21; Galaxy Art, for ages 6-11, 12:30-1:30 p.m., $21; Fun from A to Z, for ages 3-5, 1:30-2:30 p.m., $21; and T-Shirt Art, for ages 6-11, 1:30-2:30 p.m., $21.