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“It’s a Grand Old Flag” – Patriotic musical, Tuesday30 p.m., 260 N. Oak St., Colville. Performances will be during Veteran’s Day week in November. Youth actors needed (no experience necessary); cost is $50 per student, includes 12 weeks of instruction. (509) 684-4671,

“Dracula” – Tuesday-Wednesday, 6-9 p.m., Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Parts available for seven men and five women. Auditions will consist of some physical activity and cold readings from the script. (208) 667-1323

Spokane Youth Ballet – Sept. 12, 1-2 p.m. for 10-13 year olds, 2-3 p.m. for ages 14 and over, at the Academy of Dance, 14214 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Girls should bring pointe shoes; all participants should wear classical ballet attire. Open to all serious ballet students regardless of studio affiliation. (509) 922-3023, spokaneacademyofdance@, www.

“Secret Garden” – Sept. 13-14, 6:30 p.m., Theater Arts for Children, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 892-5413,

“String of Pearls” – Spokane Civic Theatre, Sept. 14-15, 6:30 p.m., at the theater, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: four women to each play multiple characters. Auditioners will be expected to perform cold readings from the script. (509) 325-1413,

Kinderchor of Spokane – Holding auditions by appointment for the 2009-2010 season for the Preparatory Choir, grades 2-5, and the Chamber Choir, grades 5-12. Both choirs open to singers with unchanged voices. (509) 714-0555

Classes and workshops

“Beginnings, Middles and Endings” – Fifth annual regional conference presented by the Inland Empire Region of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Features a full day of programs, continental breakfast, lunch and snack, open critique session, and a door prize/raffle ticket. Sept. 12, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave. Cost: $110. (509) 482-5288,,

“Plein Air in the Palouse” – Oil painting workshops for beginning to intermediate students; advanced painters also welcome. Saturdays, Sept. 12-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 an initial investment of art supplies. Paint panels and/or canvas will be provided each week. (509) 868-3684, kathleen@,

Christian Youth Theater of Spokane – For ages 6-18. Classes include: Musical Theater – “Les Miserables,” Stunts and Combat, Technical Theater, jazz, core acting, core singing, improv and more. Classes begin the week of Sept. 14 and are held one day a week for 10 weeks, culminating in a showcase for friends and family. Cost is $150-$170. Held at 13521 N. Mill Road and at 6205 E. Mansfield, Spokane Valley. (509) 487-6540,

The Art Coop – Classes run Mondays-Thursdays, 2-8 pm., at 4225 N. G Street (private home studio). Open studio format, students drop by on their own time. Fabric and Scarf Dying – Tuesday-next Thursday. Fused Glass Jewelry – Sept. 14-17. Cost is $10 per hour studio time, plus supplies. (509) 327-3726,

Memoir Writing – Learn to write out your life for your children, grandchildren or even the public. Tuesdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 30, 7-9 p.m., The Lion’s Share, 1627 N. Atlantic St. Cost is $75, or $95 per couple. (509) 327-1113,

Beginning Soap Making Class – Hands-on class teaches the basics of cold process soap making. Students design their own fragrance and take home about 2 pounds of fresh handmade soap. Sept. 16-17, 7-9 p.m., Greencastle Soap, 203 N. Stone St. Cost is $45. (509) 466-7223,

Autumn Fiction Workshop – With Stefanie Freele. Participants will explore examples of stellar flash fiction (primarily stories under 100 words), fine-tune workshop pieces, ready stories for submission and discuss pathways to publication. Students are asked to bring short works-in-progress. Sept. 18, 5-9 p.m., and Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lost Horse Studio, 105 Lost Horse Lane, Sandpoint. Cost is $125, includes dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday. Register by Sept. 10. (208) 255-4410,


The Spokane Novelists Group – Writers support/critique group, open to anyone with an interest in writing fiction. Participants should bring 5 to 10 pages to read aloud and 6 to 8 copies for others to read along and critique. Saturday, noon, Spokane County Library, Argonne Branch, 4322 N. Argonne Road. (509) 590-7316

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. (509) 323-9059,

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

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. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon at the Jewett House, 1501 Lakeshore Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Visitors welcome. (208) 762-0976

Call for artists

Regional Juried Watermedia Exhibition – Open to all watermedia artists. Entries must be delivered to the Pullman Gallery, Market Square Building, 107 S. Grand Ave., Pullman, on Sept. 26. Jurying will take place that afternoon. Exhibition is Oct. 1-31 at the Pullman Gallery. E-mail or write to Palouse Watercolor Society, P.O. Box 9336, Moscow, Idaho, 83843 for more information and a prospectus.

Call for nominations

2009 Governor’s Arts and Heritage Awards – Nominations are being accepted to honor outstanding artists, arts organizations, arts educators, supporters and cultural leaders in Washington state. Nominations are due by Sept. 30. Forms are available at projects/awards.shtml. Awards will be presented in January 2010. (360) 586-8093,

Call for writers

Amy Woodward Fisher World Day of Poetry Contest – Sponsored by Poetry Scribes of Spokane. Seeking original unpublished poems of 60 lines or less. Poets 18 and older may submit up to two poems in each category: rhymed and free verse. Send two copies of each poem (one with name, address and phone number and one without identification) to Clararose Childs, 2912 W. Longfellow Ave., Spokane, WA 99205 by Saturday. Entry fee is $5 per poem. (509) 325-4393, (509) 327-6130

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 www. 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

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