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Thu., June 17, 2010


A Midsummer’s Night Dream – July 3, 9 a.m., at The Lion’s Share, 1627 N. Atlantic Ave. Teens ages 14-19 may audition by preparing a speech from a Shakespeare play. The audition speech should not be more than two minutes in length. For more information, call (509) 327-1113, visit or e-mail

Classes and workshops

The Art Coop Classes – Sun Dyeing – Wednesday, 1-3 p.m., $30. Materials provided. Mosaic Saucer– Tuesday, 6-9 p.m., $45. Mosaic Mirror– Today and June 24, 6-9 p.m., $45. The Art Coop, 4225 N. G St. (private home studio). Reservations required; call (509) 327-3726 or (509) 290-2542 or visit

Painting One Stroke Flowers – Presented by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $35; preregistration required. (509) 625-6200

Christian Youth Theater – Spokane – Summer Camps – Junior Camp: For ages 7-12. “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” June 21-25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $175. Munchkin Camp: For ages 5-7. “The Wizard of Oz.” June 28-July 2, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $80. All Ages Camp: For ages 5-18. “Shrek.” 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.

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-June 24, June 29-July 1, July 6-8 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

NEWAARTS Gallery Drum-making – June 26 and July 3, $105 (register by Friday). Beginning Oil Paintings– For ages 10 and older, Saturdays in August, $55 (register by July 18). 260 N. Oak St., Colville. (509) 680-3443

Sing From the Heart Vocal Workshops – Vocal Performance Workshop: Participants work on repertoire, audience rapport and vocal technique. All levels welcome. Individual focus can range from fine tuning vocal technique, managing stage fright, preparing for auditions and polishing professional performances to testing the waters as a first-time singer. Four-week session is held Mondays or Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., beginning June 28 or 29 (no class July 5). Cost is $135. Vocal Workshop for Teens: Teens have the opportunity to hone their skills as solo performers. Emphasis is placed on drawing out each singer’s unique sense of self-expression. Final performance will be offered to family and friends during the last class. Four-week workshop is held Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m., beginning June 29. Cost is $78. Vocal Workshop for Kids: For ages 6-12. A fun approach for kids to sing individually at the microphone while developing their own sense of style and presentation. Final performance will be offered to family and friends during the last class. Held Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m. Cost is $78. Classes are held at Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. To register and for more information, call (509) 455-5931.

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,

Beginning Soap Making Class – Hands-on soap making class teaches the basics of cold process. Participants design their own fragrance and take home over two pounds of soap. All equipment and supplies are included. Cost for two-part class is $45. Aug. 12-13 at Greencastle Soap, 203 N. Stone St. Call (509) 466-7223 or visit to register and for more information.

Pend Oreille Playhouse Association’s Music-Theater Summer Camp – Open to area youth, grades 5-12. Weekdays 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 (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,,


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,

Spirit of Spokane Chorus of Sweet Adelines International – Women’s a cappella chorus. Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m., Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 Pines Road, Spokane Valley. Visit for more information.

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.-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

Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center – Seeking artists to exhibit at the gallery during photography and sculpture exhibit, Friday-July 9. Interested artists should contact Louise Telford at (208) 457-8950 or For more information, visit

Free Allergy Testing Inc. – Seeking artwork to be adopted as the permanent logo of Free Allergy Testing Inc. Open to artists of all ages and abilities. Interested artists should submit their work by June 30. For more information, visit logo-contest.php.

11th Annual South Perry Street Fair and Parade – Seeking artists, musicians and craftspeople. 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,

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. There is no charge to enter. 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 held Oct. 15-17, deadline for entry is Aug. 23. Visit to find the 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,

Avenue West Gallery – Looking for artists interested in applying for membership. Call (509) 838-4999 or visit the gallery at 122 S. Monroe St. for more information.

Pottery Place Plus – Looking for new members, particularly woodworkers but will consider any fine craft media; contact Also looking for guest artists to be featured each month, including First Friday receptions; contact

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,

Art Works Gallery – Seeking one or two artists to become members of the Sandpoint artist’s cooperative. (208) 263-2642,

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

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 July 1.

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

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 2010 Season – Ignite! Community Theatre is seeking directors. Open to anyone interested in volunteering for directing, set, costume, hair, make-up, lighting, sound and prop design. Anyone is welcome to apply, regardless of experience, however some experience in directing or reader’s theatre is appreciated. Applicants should send a resume and letter of interest, including which shows they would like to direct, by July 2 to Visit for more information.

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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