NIC Faculty displaying own art

SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 2008

North Idaho College instructors will display their own artistic talents during the NIC Art Faculty Exhibit Monday through Feb. 22 in the Boswell Hall Corner Gallery.

The exhibit features a wide range of two- and three-dimensional work, including drawing, photography, sculpture, painting, ceramics and graphic design.

NIC art instructors Donna Bain, Larry Clark, Priscilla Cooper, Phil Corlis, Robin Dare, Rachel Dolezal, Don Hopkins, Michael Horswill, Joan Grey Smith, Philippe Valle, David Van Etten and Allie Kurtz Vogt will display their work in the exhibit.

The opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the gallery.

Corner Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.

Writers contest marks 20th year

The writers competition at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year with early availability of entry forms.

Beginning Monday forms can be picked up at the library, 702 E. Front Ave., or downloaded at the library’s Web site,

The competition is for unpublished fiction and nonfiction prose of 2,000 words or less. Entries are judged by professional writers and editors working in North Idaho and Eastern Washington.

Forms downloaded online are available in a PDF format at the Web site under the “Information” link.

Fiction and nonfiction are judged separately as are the different age groups in each of those categories: 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-18 and 19-plus.

An entry fee – $1 for ages 6-11 and $2 for ages 12 and up – and a complete entry form must be submitted with each entry. The form includes permission to include entries in the bound volumes added to the library collection. This permission is signed by participants or the parents or guardians of participants under age 19. The writers are not giving up future publication rights by signing the form.

Entries submitted by competitors in the 6-8 age group may be handwritten, but cannot be in cursive, must be double-spaced and must follow the rules for margins and other elements.

The deadline for entries is 8 p.m., March 31. Mailed entries must be postmarked no later than March 29.

Cash prizes donated by the Coeur d’Alene Kiwanis Club will be awarded in each category and age group – $100 for first, $50 for second and $25 for third – at a ceremony hosted by the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library in May.

For more information, David Townsend, library communications coordinator, at or call 769-2315, ext. 426.

Best of Show party Feb. 12

The fourth annual Best of Show Party is a benefit for the Kootenai Humane Society.

Watch the final night of the Westminster Dog Show at Cricket’s Restaurant in downtown Coeur d’Alene on Feb. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a raffle, contests and prizes. Donation of $10 or a pet-related item will be accepted at the door. For more information, contact Holly 818-1633.

Symphony presenting concert

The Coeur d’Alene Symphony presents “A Night at the Movies” family concert on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Boswell Hall, North Idaho College. Free tickets are available for ages 18 and under through the Coeur d’Alene Symphony office, thanks to the Idaho Commission on the Arts.

The symphony will perform full pieces and excerpts from the greatest movie soundtracks and theme songs of all time, including: “2001 Space Odyssey,” “Jaws,” “E.T.,” “Batman,” “Dancing with Wolves,” “Superman,” “Star Wars,” “Mission Impossible,” “Pink Panther,” “Saving Private Ryan,” James Bond (“For Your Eyes Only,” “Goldfinger,” “Live and Let Die,” “Nobody Does It Better”) and Warner Brothers’ “What’s Up at The Symphony?”

Ticket prices are $15 for adult, $12 for senior and $8 for students. Call 765-3833 for details. Tickets are available at all TicketsWest locations or charge by phone (800) 325-SEAT (Spokane 509-325-SEAT), or online at Convenience fees may apply. For show information only, phone (509) 325-SHOW. Tickets are also available at the Spokane Arena box office, Spokane Opera House, Templins, Coeur d’Alene Casino and UI North Campus; 765-3833

More information can be found on the symphony’s Web site at

Dance to benefit humane society

Kootenai Humane Society lets the Dawgs out at the first annual GroundDawgs Day Dance, next Saturday, featuring The Rhythm Dawgs. Hot dogs and chili, and dancing with one of the area’s top cover bands will be featured. Proceeds benefit Kootenai Humane Society.

The dance will be held at the Coeur d’Alene Eagles Club, 209 E Sherman Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., music begins at 8. The event is open to the public.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the Eagles Club of Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai Humane Society in Hayden, Kootenai Humane Society Thrift Store and the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center at The Old Church in Post Falls. Admission is free with a Hospice of North Idaho Wine-taste and Auction ticket stub.

For more information, contact Holly at 818-1633.

Post Falls

Sweetheart Ball at Greyhound

Celebrate with your Valentine Feb. 9 at the Sweetheart Ball at the Greyhound Event Center in Post Falls, featuring the big band sounds of Tuxedo Junction.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m., music will play from 7 to 10.

Tickets are $10 each; there will be free hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar. All ages are welcome. Tickets are available at the door, or in advance by calling 777-1588. You may also reserve a full table of eight.

From staff reports


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