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“Babes in Toyland” – Spokane Children’s Theatre, Sunday, 2 p.m., and Monday, 6 p.m., St. Aloysius Catholic School, 611 E. Mission Ave. Needed: at least 20 boys, girls, men and women ages 8 through adult. Bring sheet music for a one-minute song from any show and dress comfortably for dance/movement auditions. (509) 328-4886, www.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” – Monday-Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: four men, four women, eight boys and nine girls. Auditioners will be expected to do cold readings from the script. (509) 325-2507,

“A Little Princess” – Lake City Playhouse, Monday-Tuesday, 4-8 p.m., Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Auditioners will perform a one-minute song; bring sheet music or a backtrack. (208) 667-1323

“The Amazing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe” – Missoula Children’s Theater, Oct. 12, 3-5 p.m., Sadie Halstead Middle School, 331 S. Calispel Ave., Newport, Wash. Needed: 50-60 children ages 5 through grade 12. No advance preparation necessary. (208) 448-1087

Classes and workshops

Parent & Child Little Potters Class – For ages 3-5. Get messy and build memories as you make basic clay sculptures together. Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Clay Connections, 714 E. Sprague Ave. Cost: $16/parent and child, $5/additional child. (509) 625-6200,

The Art Coop Classes – Classes run Mondays-Thursdays, 2-8 p.m., at 4225 N. G Street (private home studio). Open studio format, students drop by on their own time. Glass Beaded Bracelet – Monday through Oct. 8. Microscope Slide Necklace Workshop – Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m., cost is $25, includes supplies; preregistration requested. Fused Glass Jewelry – Oct. 12-15. Microscope Slide Necklace – Oct. 19-22. Mosaics: Bowling Balls and Boulders – Oct. 26-29. Cost is $10 per hour studio time, plus supplies. (509) 327-3726,

“Plein Air in the Palouse” – Oil painting workshops for beginning to intermediate students; advanced painters also welcome. Saturdays through Oct. 31, beginning with an optional breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by carpooling to a predetermined destination around 9 a.m. Cost is $50 per Saturday, plus supplies (panels and/or canvas provided each week). (509) 868-3684,,

Inland Northwest Drawing School – Drawing and painting classes for ages 5 through adult begin Monday. Classes are held once a week at either Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St., or Spokane Art Supply Too, 14401 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 230-1880, e-mail, or visit

Ballroom Dance Beginning – For ages 18 and older. Four-week session begins Monday and is held Mondays, 6-6:40 p.m. at Spokane Dance Company, 902 W. Indiana Ave. Cost is $49. (509) 625-6200,

Hip-Hop Dance for Beginners – For ages 9-17. Eight-week session begins Tuesday and is held Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. at Lotus Self-Defense School, 212 W. Second Ave. Cost is $69. (509) 625-6200,

Violin Fun Night - For all ages. Children and parents are invited to play musical games with Suzuki Violin Studio instructor Corrina Barrett. Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., Evergreen School Cafeteria, 215 W. Eddy Ave. Free; reservations required. (509) 714-2639

Greencastle Soap Classes Advanced Soap Making Class – Oct. 14-15, 7-9 p.m. Students design their own fragrance and explore the options of coloring soap with pigments, dyes or natural herbs and spices. Goats milk soap will be discussed. Students will each bring home about two pounds of fresh handmade soap. Cost is $45. Class size is limited, call to reserve a spot. Lotion Making Class – Oct. 21, 7-9 p.m. Students learn how to make oil and water emulsions and how to blend a fragrance. Participants will design their own scent and take home 8 ounces of freshly made lotion. Cost is $35. Greencastle Soap, 203 N. Stone St. (509) 466-7223

“Ink, Paper and Pulled Noodles” – Painting and bookmaking workshop with Sally Graves Machlis. Students will experiment with ink painting on various papers and have an opportunity to create an art book. Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 William St., Post Falls. Cost: $65 (includes supplies and lunch). (208) 457-8950

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. Classes are held Wednesdays and run through December at the cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277, cathedral_arts_workshop.php

Silver Spurs International Folk Dance Youth Group – Classes teach cultural dances from around the world. Cost is $25-$40 per month (costumes included). Dancers perform at community events such as the Fall Folk Festival and First Night. Classes are at 1426 E. 19th Ave. (509) 533-9966,

Spokane An Daire Irish Dancers Fall Semester – Beginner classes for ages 5 years and are held Mondays at 4 p.m. and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Cost starts at $55/month. (509) 294-3771


Spokane Valley Senior Writers – Informal group meets to write and exchange ideas, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. New members welcome. (509) 921-9284

RiversEdge Chorus of Sweet Adelines – Women’s a cappella singing group. Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m., Millwood Community Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, Spokane Valley. Special guest rehearsal is Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Millwood Community Presbyterian Church. (509) 323-9059,

Call for artists

Riverridge Association of Fine Art – Seeking submissions for 2009 juried show Oct. 15-Nov. 21. Categories include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel and drawing/mixed media. Entry deadline is Oct. 8. Awards presentation and reception is Oct. 17. (509) 465-0369, (509) 489-3868

Dahmen Barn Holiday Gala – Accepting vendor applications for the fourth annual event on Dec. 5. Application deadline is Oct. 15. (509) 229-3414,

First Friday – Seeking artists whose work is ready to show in nontraditional venues such as coffee shops, wineries and other downtown businesses during self-guided monthly art walks. Referral opportunity only, venues are responsible for selecting their own artists. (509) 625-6079,

Northeast Washington Arts Council – Accepting original work from artists for the new gallery and studio space at 260 Oak St., Colville. Cost is minimal, environment is professional. (509) 936-1527,

Call for musicians

Washington Idaho Symphony Young Artist Competition – Open to Pacific Northwest instrumentalists and vocalists age 14 to 30. Semifinalists will be selected from submitted CDs of their performances; entry deadline is Nov. 2. Registration fee is $35. Winners will be selected at the Young Artists Competition on Dec. 5 and will perform with the orchestra on Jan. 30-31. Call (509) 332-3408 for more information.

Call for writers

Gray Dog Press – Publishers of SpokeWrite, a regional journal of art and writing, is seeking submissions of writing, art and photography focused on Eastern Washington/North Idaho for the fall and winter issues. Writing categories include: fiction, nonfiction, essay, life story, opinion, review, poetry, and group or club events. For submission specifics and more information, visit spokewrite.html.

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