Kinderchor of Spokane – Children’s choir program is holding auditions for the 2008-2009 season today and Sept. 11, 3-6 p.m. at the corner of 57th Avenue and Hatch Road. The Preparatory Choir is for grades 2-5; the Chamber Choir is for grades 5-12. Both choirs open to singers with unchanged voices. Call Anne Turner at (509) 744-0875 or Sharon Smith at (509) 325-0193, or e-mail email@example.com.
Spokane Symphony Chorale – Monday; auditioners will perform a solo of their choice, vocalizations to determine range, an exercise in sight reading, and a prepared part of a short passage from a selection designated by the audition team (scores can be downloaded from www.spokane symphonychorale.com/auditions.html). An accompanist will be provided. Call (509) 465-9323 or e-mail secretary @spokanesymphonychorale.com.
“Narnia – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” – Christian Youth Theater – North Idaho, Sept. 12, 4-7 p.m., The Altar Church, 901 E. Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. For ages 8-18, to fill 50-60 parts. Auditioners must be registered in a CYT theater arts class at church (Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m., Sept. 9-Nov. 11); registration available at audition. Call (208) 819-9281, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cytnorthidaho.com.
“Peter Pan” – Christian Youth Theater, Sept. 12, 2:30-7:30 p.m., 6205 E. Mansfield Ave., Spokane Valley. Callbacks Sept. 13. For ages 8-18; must be enrolled in a CYT class. Auditioners should prepare a one-minute song, with instrumental backing track or bring sheet music (accompanist provided), and wear clothes for moving freely. Performance dates: Nov. 7-16. Call (509) 487-6540, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.cytspokane.com.
“A Christmas Story” – Christian Youth Theater, Sept. 12, 2:30-7:30 p.m., 6205 E. Mansfield Ave., Spokane Valley. Callbacks Sept. 13. For ages 8-18; must be enrolled in a CYT class. Auditioners should prepare a one-minute monologue and be prepared to read cold from the script. Performance dates: Dec. 5-14. Call (509) 487-6540, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cytspokane.com.
“The Nutcracker” – Alberta Ballet is holding auditions for dancers ages 9 and over with at least two years of experience on Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at A Time to Dance, 3815 N. Post St. Auditioners should be between 4 feet and 5-foot-5, and must provide the following measurements for costuming purposes: height, weight, chest in inches, waist in inches, hip, inseam, street shoe size, and ballet shoe size. Cost: $12 (cash only). Rehearsals begin Sept. 19. Performance dates: Dec. 5-7 with the Spokane Symphony. Call Ballet Arts Academy at (509) 838-5705.
Box-n-Hat Musical Performance Troupe – For ages 11-18, Sept. 18, 4:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Auditioners will perform a verse and chorus from a Broadway musical song of their choice and should bring their own music; accompanist provided. Limited to 18 participants. Cost: $225 (includes T-shirt). Call (509) 325-1413 or visit www.SpokaneCivicTheatre.com.
Mystik Dream Dance Company Troupe – Sept. 20, 7 p.m., at Spokane’s School of Dance, 3309 W. Bismark Ave. Auditioners should prepare a 2- to 3-minute solo and bring a resume, recent picture and short essay explaining their love of belly dancing and why they wish to become a troupe member. No costumes or makeup; wear comfortable dance clothes. Call (509) 868-8171 or visit http://mystikdream.com to register and for more information.
Classes and workshops
Art Day at Center Pointe – Art demonstration featuring basketry and fused glass, Friday, 5-8 p.m., Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. Free refreshments and live music. Call (509) 325-5451 or e-mail email@example.com.
Christian Youth Theater – North Idaho – Fall theater arts classes for youth ages 6-18 begin Tuesday. Classes meet for 10 weeks, on Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m., at the Altar Church, 901 E. Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. All students will perform in “Showcase” on Nov. 11; students also are eligible to audition for “Narnia: the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” Call (208) 819-9281, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.cytnorthidaho.faithweb.com to register and for more information.
Fun With The Brush – Sumi-e and Japanese calligraphy classes, Thursdays, Sept. 11-Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-noon at Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St.; and 5:30-7 p.m. at Spokane Art Supply, 14401 E. Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley. Cost: $60 in advance or $15 per class. Registration forms available at both Spokane Art Supply stores. Call (509) 327-6622 or (509) 892-0353.
American Christian Writers Spokane Conference – With 20 workshops and sessions, free consultations with instructors, fiction and nonfiction classes, Sept. 12-13, Mirabeau Park Hotel, 100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Discounts and scholarships offered. Call (800) 21-WRITE, e-mail ACWriters@aol.com or visit www.ACWriters.com.
“Just the Facts: Writing for Children” – Fourth annual regional conference, Sept. 13, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., at Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington St. Registration at the door is $80 for Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators members, $90 for nonmembers; includes a full day of programming, continental breakfast, lunch and snack (including beverages), an open critique session, and one door prize/raffle ticket. Manuscript or portfolio critiques available for an additional charge. Bring note-taking materials or a laptop (power stations available). Call (509) 482-5288, e-mail CAT09tales@hotmail.com or visit www.scbwiwaid.com.
Santa Doll Making Class – Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown, Wash. Participants will make Santa dolls with a wire armature structure and a sculpted clay head. Bring any fabric or accessories you would like to use; all other materials included. Cost: $70. Preregistration required by Sept. 14. Call (509) 229-3414 or visit www.ArtisanBarn.org.
Arts Alliance Fall Classes – Now enrolling for classes beginning Sept. 29, through Oct. 30. Youth Classes – For ages 6-16; Drawing Techniques and Beginning Drama, Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m.; Intermediate Drama, Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m.; Children’s Choir, Wednesdays, 1:30-3 p.m.; Wool Felt Handcrafting, Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m. Adult Classes – For ages 17 and over; Drawing Techniques, Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m.; Handbuildingcq Ceramic Vessels, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon; Continuing Pottery Wheel (studio pass included), Mondays, 6-8 p.m.; Jewelry Silversmithing, Mondays 6-8:30 p.m.; Exploring Acrylics, Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m.; Photography Techniques, Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.; Pottery Wheel Basics, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon; Theatre Improv and Scene Study, Wednesdays 6-8:30 p.m.; Watercolor Painting, Wednesdays 6-8:30 p.m.; Facial Care Products, Thursdays 6-8:30 p.m.; Beginning Stained Glass, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Advanced Stained Glass Saturdays, 1-3:30 p.m.; Workshops – Etched Glass Barware, Oct. 6, 5:30-8 p.m.; Stained Glass Photo Frame, Oct. 13 and 20, 5:30-8 p.m.; Furry Kids’ Costumes, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Pine Needle Baskets, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Glass Nugget Jewelry, Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m. Call (208) 265-4303, visit www.artsalliance.info/classes.html or e-mail email@example.com.
Colville Arts Foundation – Public meeting to discuss the arts in Colville, Sept. 11, 5-6:30 p.m., at Studio G4, 218 N. Oak St., Colville. Free refreshments. Call Shelly at (509) 936-1527 for directions; visit colvilleartsfoundation.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Call for artists
“What the Hay, Uniontown” – The Dahmen Barn in Uniontown, Wash., is hosting a hay bale sculpture contest on Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. Construction may begin Saturday in the field between the barn and the highway. Up to 10 bales will be available for each entry; contestants may provide additional bales. Mechanical creations are encouraged, but there is no access to electricity at the construction site. Each sculpture must have a securely mounted, weatherproof sign showing its title. Awards given in several categories. No entry fee. Call (509) 229-3414 or e-mail email@example.com.
Fall Barn Bazaar, Art, and Antique Show – Two Women Art and Antiques is seeking artists and craft vendors to participate in their fall show, Sept. 13-14 at 17909 S. Stentz Road, Spangle, Wash. Call (509) 245-3444 or visit www.twowomencountrychic.com.
Deadline to submit items is noon on the Friday before publication. Send information to Libby Fisher, Arts Calendar, Features Dept., P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.