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“A Midsummer’s Night Dream” – Saturday, 9 a.m. at The Lion’s Share, 1627 N. Atlantic Ave. For ages 14-19. Auditioners should prepare a speech from a Shakespeare play, not be more than two minutes in length. (509) 327-1113,,

“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” – Spokane Civic Theatre, July 14, 6:30-9 p.m., on the Main Stage, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: three men, appearing ages 22-32. Auditioners will be expected to perform a verse and a chorus from a contemporary musical or a 1950s rock ’n’ roll song in addition to cold readings from the script (bring sheet music, accompanist provided). The ability to play a musical instrument is required for some roles and helpful for most; string players should bring their own instruments. If you do play an instrument, e-mail yvonne@spokanecivictheatre. com by Monday. (509) 325-2507,

Classes and workshops

Art Coop Workshops – Microscope Slide Necklace: Today, 6-8 p.m., $25. Sun Dying: Tuesday or July 18, 1-3 p.m., $30 per class. Fused Glass Pendants and Earrings: July 8 or 25, 1-3 p.m., $30 per class. All supplies provided. Classes are held at a private home studio, 4225 N. ‘G’ St. Call (509) 327-3726 or visit to register and for more information.

“Chronicles of Narnia” Drama Camp – For ages 8-14. Campers explore the stories from this classic fantasy series through acting, designing their own costumes, learning stage combat and creating fantasy makeup. Monday-July 9, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Lion’s Share, 1627 N. Atlantic Ave. Cost is $95. One of the stories will be performed July 9. Call (509) 327-1113, visit or e-mail to register and for more information.

Drawing Animals – For ages 6-11. Learn to draw lifelike renditions of animals using shadows, texture and dimension. Monday-July 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $27. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Tumbling Preschool – For ages 3-7. Class covers basic tumbling skills to develop coordination, flexibility, balance and self-confidence. Four-week class is held Mondays, July 5-26, or Wednesdays, July 7-28, 11-11:45 a.m. at Spokane Dance Company, 902 W. Indiana Ave. Cost is $41. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Dance – Ballet for Kids – For ages 3-4. Learn beginning ballet steps and movements in traditional French terms. Four-week class is held Tuesdays, July 6-27, 6-6:30 p.m. at A Time to Dance, 3815 N. Post St. Cost is $48. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Tiny Tot Combo Dance – For ages 5-8. Introduce your child to jazz, ballet and tap dance with creative and fun movements. Four-week class is held Tuesdays, July 6-27, 5-5:45 p.m. at Spokane Dance Company, 902 W. Indiana Ave. Cost is $39. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Summer Arts Program for Youth – Sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission. Classes for pre-kindergarten through 10th grade include drawing, painting, African batik, stage improv, cultural arts, construction/assemblage and collage, guitar, mosaics, book arts, arts and crafts and rhythm and music. Tuesday-next Thursday and July 13-15 at Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Cost is $30 for each three-day, two-hour class (includes supplies and a snack)., (208) 676-9132

Soap making with Aromatherapy – Learn soap making from scratch and aromatherapy do’s and don’ts while making your own customized bars and bath salts to take home. July 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $39. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Christian Youth Theater – Spokane Summer Camp – “Shrek,” for ages 5-18, July 12-16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $175. Classes are held at 6205 E. Mansfield Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 487-6540 or visit to register and for more information.

Vision Seekers Youth Art Workshop – Interactive arts education retreat for local youth to experience Native American art and culture, including featherwork with Dave Browneagle, sculpting with soapstone by George Hill, acrylic painting with Ric Gendron and storytelling with Cliff SiJohn. For ages 10-14. July 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. Cost is $30, includes lunch and supplies. Preregistration required; call (208) 457-8950.

Summer Theatre Arts Camp – For ages 11-16. Covers acting, storytelling, monologue and scene writing, ballroom and world dance, mask making, puppetry and teamwork on stage. Two-week camp is held July 26-Aug. 6, Mondays-Fridays, 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 Spokane Bridge Road. Cost is $450 per camper, and includes two juice and snack breaks each day, a complete lunch each day and all materials. (509) 993-7121,

Call for artists

Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center – Gallery will feature American Indian artists and Western art, July 16-Aug. 13. Contact Louise Telford at (208) 457-8950 or for consideration. For more information, visit

11th Annual South Perry Street Fair and Parade – Seeking artists, musicians and craftspeople for July 17 event. Contact Heidi at or (509) 536-5516 or visit for entry forms and more information.

Artists Loose on the Palouse – Seeking artists and crafters for the Valleyford Art Festival, July 23-25. Weekend includes dinner and dance, historical tours and a parade. (509) 747-6294,

32nd Annual Betty Bowen Award – Visual artists working in Washington, Oregon or Idaho are invited to apply for the Seattle Art Museum’s annual award. Applications are available at Cost to apply is $10. Entries must be submitted online by Aug. 1. /bettybowen, bettybowen@seattleartmuseum .org.

Bluewaters Bluegrass Festival Accepting applications from vendors and artisans with unique crafts and artwork for this year’s festival, Aug. 6-8 at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake., (509) 869-0252

32nd Annual Washington State Quilters Show – Open to anyone who wishes to enter a quilt they made (no entry fees). Categories include handquilted or machine quilted, baby quilts, wall hangings and home décor items to large bed quilts, vintage antique quilts to modern fabric art quilts, and a youth division for quilters age 18 and younger. Show is Oct. 15-17, entry deadline is Aug. 23. Visit for an entry form; call (509) 276-7707 for more information.

Dodson’s Jewelers – Open call for paintings, either watercolor or oils, with an Italian theme for an exhibition to run during November. Call (509) 624-4163 for more information.

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,

Call for performers

Fall Folk Festival – Seeking musicians, dancers, storytellers and crafters for the 25th annual festival, Nov. 20-21 at Spokane Community College. Applications available at; must be postmarked by today.

Call for volunteers

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre – Volunteers needed to help with various tasks, including: serving meals to actors and crew members at dress rehearsals, assembling welcome baskets for actors, helping with concessions and raffle tickets and promoting shows by hanging posters. Summer season runs through August at North Idaho College’s Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. E-mail or call (208) 769-7780 for more information.

Call for directors

Booklight Reader’s Theatre – Ignite! Community Theatre is seeking directors for the upcoming season. Open to anyone interested in volunteering for directing, set, costume, hair, makeup, lighting, sound and prop design; some experience in directing or reader’s theater is appreciated. Applicants should send a résumé and letter of interest, including which shows they would like to direct, by Friday to Visit for more information.

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