“Steel Magnolias”– Spokane Civic Theatre, Jan. 4-5, 6:30 p.m., Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Auditioners will be expected to read cold from the script. (509) 325-1413, www.spokanecivictheatre.com
Classes and workshops
Art Coop Workshops – Wild Woman Pin – Today, 6-8:30 p.m., $25. Snow Globes – For ages 6 and older, Saturday, 9:30-11 a.m., $20. Classes are at 4225 N. G St. (private home studio). All materials are provided. Reservations required; call (509) 327-3726 or visit www.theartcoop.net.
Paradosi Christian Ballet Workshops – Bible, Ballet, Creative Worship and Poster - for ages 3-7, 9:45-11 a.m., $25. Bible, Ballet, Hip-Hop and Poster - For ages 8-11, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $25. Bible, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Creative Worship and Poster - For ages 12 and older, 12:45-2:30 p.m., $35. Saturday, A Time to Dance, 3815 N. Post St. (509) 953-9240
Christmas Card Workshop – Computer-based workshop teaches participants how to use Picasa, a free program, to create Christmas cards and posters. MondayDec. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Orient School, Orient, Wash. Free; preregister by calling (509) 684-6873.
Festive Ornaments Camp – For ages 6-11. Children create traditional and imaginative decorations using a wide range of art supplies. Monday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $29. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org
Magical Creatures Camp – For ages 6-11. Children make glittery crafts as they become a fairy or wizard for the day. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $29. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org
The Cathedral Arts Workshop – Educational program offered by The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist for ages 3 through adult. Classes include ceramics, watercolor, painting, drawing, photography and writing. Wednesdays through December at the cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277, www.stjohns-cathedral.org/ cathedral_arts_workshop.php.
Sing From the Heart for Teens – For ages 12-16. Participants gain confidence as they learn musical creativity and self-expression on stage. Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Jan. 12-Feb. 16, at Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. Cost is $115. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org
Idaho Writers League – Coeur d’Alene Chapter – Writers of all genres, teens through seniors, meet to exchange ideas and learn how to improve their craft. Today, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Road. Visitors welcome. (208) 762-0976
Call for artists
Art for the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex – City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department will commission an artist or artist team to create a work to enhance site improvements at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, 4918 W. Everett Ave. All artwork will be outdoors and may be free-standing or integrated into structures. Send or deliver submissions by noon Wednesday to Karen Mobley, Arts Director, Spokane Arts Commission, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Suite 609. Download the full prospectus at www.spokanearts.org/ hottopics.aspx; call (509) 625-6050 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
February Visual Arts Tour – Local galleries, studios, alternative spaces and businesses are welcome to participate in the winter Visual Arts Tour on Feb. 5-6. Registrations and images, accompanied by a check for $35, are due to Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99201 by Jan. 5 at 5 p.m. Registration forms are available online at www.spokanearts.org/ hottopics.aspx and at www.downtownspokane.net or can be picked up at Spokane Art Supply, Chase Gallery and Pottery Place Plus. Call (509) 456-0580 ext. 102 or e-mail lsangster@downtownspokane .net if you are a business looking for an artist’s work to show, or an artist looking for a place to show your work. For all other questions, call (509) 327-6622 or e-mail email@example.com.
Raw Space Exhibit – Artists in all media are invited to participate in the annual “Raw Space” exhibition, Feb. 5-7 in conjunction with the February Visual Arts Tour. The nonjuried community art event is held at the Fernwell Building, 505 W. Riverside Ave. Applications are available online at www.spokanearts.org/ hottopics.aspx and at www.downtownspokane.net or can be picked up at Spokane Art Supply, Chase Gallery, and Pottery Place Plus. Applications and a check for $10 are due to Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99201 by Jan. 12. (509) 710-0362, firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Annual Amateur Arts Show and Sale – Seeking artists to participate in the Arts Show and Sale at On Sacred Grounds Art and Book Gallery, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford, Jan. 12-26. Includes all media. Call (509) 747-6294 for eligibility requirements or sign up online at www.onsacredgrounds.com.
Art Works Gallery – Seeking one or two artists to become members of the Sandpoint artists cooperative. Call (208) 263-2642 or visit www.sandpointartworks.com.
Call for writers
Children’s Poetry Contest – Spokane County students from grades 1-12 are invited to submit up to three poems no longer than 21 lines each. Finalists will be read onstage by Spokane-area actors during the Get Lit! literary festival in April 2010. Winning author will receive a free class at the Spokane Civic Theatre Academy. Poems may be on any subject appropriate for a family audience and should be the original work of the author. Entry deadline is Jan. 31. Poems may be e-mailed to email@example.com along with author’s name, grade, school, parent/guardian name, phone number and e-mail address. (509) 953-9928
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.