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“The Pirates of Penzance” – Spokane Civic Theatre, Aug. 3-4, 6:30 p.m., at the theater, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: 16 men and eight to 10 women. Auditioners will perform a verse and a chorus from either a Gilbert and Sullivan piece or a classic musical, in addition to cold readings from the script. Call (509) 325-1413 or visit

Classes and workshops

Art on the Edge Youth Classes Parade camp “Where the Wild Things Are” – Build a float complete with fantastic creatures, for grades 1-5, Tuesday-July 4, AOE Studio. Pottery workshop – Hand building and throwing techniques, for grades 6-12. July 7-9, 1-3 p.m., AOE Studio. Soap making – For elementary students. July 14-15, 1-3 p.m., AOE Studio. Painting with Kyle Paliotto – July 28-29, 1-3 p.m., AOE Studio. Early registration recommended. Call (208) 676-0917 or e-mail

Card-making classes – Participants will create four different cards at each session. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Cost is $13 (includes materials); preregistration requested. Call (509) 688-0300.

Avenue West Gallery classes – Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. Learn to paint with ink on rice paper in an Asian style with Keiko Von Holt or learn to paint on silk with Olivia Waterman. Cost for either class is $30, materials provided. Avenue West Gallery, 122 S. Monroe St. Call (509) 838-4999 to register or for more information.

Adult improv classes – Beginning level classes, held Tuesday evenings, July 7-Aug. 25, 7-9 p.m., at The Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. Cost is $25 per class or $150 for entire session. Call (509) 747-7045, e-mail, or visit to register and for more information.

Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho summer camps – Weeklong Junior camps (ages 7-12) and Bitty’s camps (ages 5-6), July 6-10, 13-17 and 27-31, will perform a musical revue of the last century called “America’s Most Wanted Kids.” Teen camp participants July 20-24 will perform highlights from “Grease.” Prices range from $90-$175. Call (208) 765-8600 or visit to register or for more information.

Call for artists

Bike rack and bench design competition – Spokane Arts Commission is seeking artists to design bike racks and benches for neighborhoods throughout Spokane. Up to six designs for bike racks and six designs for benches may be submitted to Karen Mobley, Arts Director, Spokane Arts Commission, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Suite 609, Spokane, WA 99201 by 3 p.m. on Friday. Call (509) 625-6050, e-mail or visit

First Night Spokane – Seeking visual and performing artists to participate in the 2010 New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts. Artists of all types are encouraged to apply and will be compensated for participation. This year’s theme is “In the Land of Make Believe.” Application forms can be completed online at or downloaded and mailed to First Night Spokane, P.O. Box 8348, Spokane, WA 99203 by Tuesday. Call (509) 252-5027 or e-mail