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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

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 An accompanist will be provided. Call (509) 465-9323 or e-mail secretary

“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 or visit

“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 or visit

“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 or visit

“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

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 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

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, or visit 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 or visit

“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 or visit

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

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 or e-mail


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 or e-mail 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

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

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