“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” – Spokane Civic Theatre, Aug. 2-3, 6:30 p.m., 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: 10 men (appearing ages 18-50) and eight to 10 women (appearing to be ages 18-50). Auditioners will be expected to perform a verse and a chorus from a contemporary musical and should bring their own sheet music (accompanist provided). (509) 325-2507, www.spokanecivictheatre.com
“Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” – Pend Oreille Players Association is holding a read-through and sing-through for middle- and high-school-age youth on Aug. 5. Auditions are Aug. 12. Both are 3-5 p.m. at the Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. (509) 671-3389, www.pendoreilleplayers.org
Classes and workshops
Summer Art Camp at the Dahmen Barn – For kids age 7 to 14, Thursdays in July from 1 to 3:45 p.m. Today, paint a garden tool and make a wind chime with Carole Galloway and Katherine Clancy; July 29, shaving cream art with Jody Birk and clay beads with Judith Mavin. Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $20 per day; registration required by preceding Monday. (509) 229-3414, www.artisanbarn.org
Art Coop Workshops – Fused Glass Pendants and Earrings: Sunday, 1-3 p.m., $30. Wool Felting: With Lexie Biggs, Tuesday, 1-3 p.m., $30. All supplies provided. Classes are held at a private home studio, 4225 N. ‘G’ St. Call (509) 327-3726 or visit www.theartcoop.net to register and for more information.
Encaustic Painting Class – By regional artist Gloria de los Santos, for those with no experience in encaustics. Monday-Tuesday, 5-7:30 p.m. at NEWAARTS, 260 N. Oak St., Colville. Cost is $55 (includes supplies). Preregistration requested by July 20. (509) 690-0717
Summer Theatre Arts Camp – For youth 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, email@example.com
Beginning Soap-Making Class – Hands-on class teaches the basics of cold process. Participants design their own fragrance and take home more than 2 pounds of soap. Aug. 12-13 at Greencastle Soap, 203 N. Stone St. Cost is $45 (includes equipment and supplies). Call (509) 466-7223 or visit www.greencastlesoap.com to register and for more information.
Pend Oreille Playhouse Association’s Music-Theater Summer Camp – Open to area youth, grades 5-12. Monday-Friday, Aug. 16-27; cost is $50, students bring sack lunches, snacks and beverages are provided. Space is limited; register at the Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash., or online at www.pendoreilleplayers.org. (509) 671-3389
Step in the Write Direction – Presented by the Inland Empire Region of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Includes speakers, a book sale, “The Nuts and Bolts of Publishing,” crafting your novel, an agent critique of first pages, “Illustrators’ Intensive” and more. Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. Cost is $105 by Aug. 15 or $120 at the door. (509) 482-5288, www.scbwiwaid.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
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., Northside Church of Christ, 5601 N. Jefferson St. (509) 323-9059, email@example.com
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. Meets the second Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon at the Jewett House, 1501 Lakeshore Drive, Coeur d’Alene, and the third Thursday of each month, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Road. Visitors welcome. (208) 762-0976
The Spokane Novelists Group – Writers support/critique group, open to anyone with an interest in writing fiction. Participants should bring five to 10 pages to read aloud and six to eight copies for others to read along and critique. Meets at noon on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at Spokane County Library, Argonne Branch, 4322 N. Argonne Road. (509) 590-7316
Riverridge Art Association – New members welcome. Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St.; and the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Olive It Café, 3402 N. Crestline St. Call (509) 465-0369 for more information.
Call for artists
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 www.callforentry.org. Cost to apply is $10. Entries must be submitted online by Aug. 1. www.seattleartmuseum.org/ 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. www.bluewatersbluegrass.org, (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 hand-quilted or machine-quilted, baby quilts, wall hangings, home décor items, large bed quilts, vintage antique quilts, 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 www.wsqspokane.org for an entry form; call (509) 276-7707 for more information.
Peace Arts Festival – Open to all artists and poets. One Peace, Many Paths is sponsoring this event for all ages which will encompass music, dance, poetry and visual arts, focusing on inspiring an experience, feeling or idea of peace, Sept. 18 at Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard St. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for entry 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.
Pottery Place Plus – Looking for new members, particularly woodworkers, but will consider any fine craft media; contact email@example.com. Also looking for guest artists to be featured each month, including First Friday receptions; contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artisans at the Dahmen Barn – Seeking performing artists of any genre to fill out the 2010 event calendar for the facility in Uniontown, Wash. (509) 229-3655, email@example.com