“The Boxcar Children” – Spokane Children’s Theatre, March 14, 2 p.m., and March 15, 6 p.m. at St. Aloysius School, 611 E. Mission Ave. Needed: four children ages 8-16 and four adult actors, two men and two women. Auditioners will be expected to read cold from the script. (509) 328-4886, www.spokanechildrenstheatre.org
Classes and workshops
The Art Coop Classes – Two-Sided Dimensional Bird Canvas: Two-part class is today and March 11, cost is $40. Wild Woman Pin: Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m., cost is $25. Artist Trading Card Night: “Elvis Challenge,” Monday, 6-8 p.m., cost is $10, includes pizza and pop. Microscope Slide Necklace: March 12, 18 or 23, 6-8 p.m., cost per class is $25. Fused Glass Jewelry: March 14, 1-3 p.m., or March 26, 6-8 p.m., cost per class is $30. Vintage Button Pin/Necklace: March 16, 6-8 p.m., cost is $25. Classes are held at The Art Coop, 4225 N. G St. (private home studio). All materials are provided. Reservations required; call (509) 327-3726 or (509) 290-2542 or visit www.theartcoop.net.
World Drumming Class – Beginners will get a primer on proper technique and advancing musicians (along with the beginners) will learn tradition-specific rhythms and pieces. No prior musical training necessary. Participants who own a hand drum can bring it, otherwise one will be provided. Ten-week class begins today, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. Cost is $150. (509) 326-9516
Ledger Art Workshop with George Flett – Local Native American artist will show how to create art pieces from old family documents and papers using pencil, charcoal and Prismacolor. Cost: $25/adults, $15/students (all supplies included). Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Moscow City Hall, 206 E. Third Ave., Moscow, Idaho. Reservations are due today. (208) 883-7036, firstname.lastname@example.org
“Alchemy” Dance Workshops - Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., following performances of the Koreshakti Tribal Fusion production Friday and Saturday nights at Interplayers. Workshops include Funk Fusion Belly Dance with Medea; Middle Eastern Rhythms and Beats with Yasmin Edwards; Beyond Fundamentals of Middle Eastern dance with A’isha Azar; Aerial Arts with Chastitie Lujann; and Beginning Popping with Shanner of Tangled Roots Dance Co. Held at Tangled Roots Dance Studio, 600 W. Garland Ave. Advance prices range from $20 for one workshop to $85 for all five; cost at the door is $20 each. (509) 487-1973, www.koreshakti.com/catalog/17
Steve Kaufman Workshops – Beginner/Intermediate Mandolin Workshop, March 11, 7-9:30 p.m., $45; All-Level Flatpicking Guitar Workshop, March 12, 7-9 p.m., and March 13, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $90 at Orchards Baptist Church, 1002 Bryden Ave., Lewiston. Preregistration required by calling (208) 746-7127 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Spokane Handweavers Guild Workshop – Featuring Robyn Spady. March 13-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Cost is $100; lunches are included. Preregistration requested. (509) 922-1773, (509) 456-3178
Greencastle Soap Co. Classes – Beginning Soap Making: Design your own fragrance and take home more than 3 pounds of soap. March 17-18, 7-9 p.m.; cost is $45, equipment and supplies are included. Prepaid registration required. Greencastle Soap Co., 203 N. Stone St. (509) 466-7223, www.greencastlesoap.com
Idaho Writers League – Coeur d’Alene Chapter – Writers of all genres, teens through seniors, meet to exchange ideas. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon at the Jewett House, 1501 Lakeshore Drive, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 762-0976
Call for artists
Swan Festival – Looking for art of Tundra swans in any media for Swan Festival on March 20. (208) 437-0274, (509) 671-0295, firstname.lastname@example.org
28th Annual Inland Crafts Sale and Exhibition – Seeking fine contemporary crafts of all media and photography. Entry deadline is April 5. (509) 624-8566, www.zapplication.org
Manhole Cover Student Design Contest – The Spokane Arts Commission and the City of Spokane Wastewater Management are seeking decorative designs with local themes for manhole covers to be placed throughout the city. Artists must be citizens of Spokane and ages 18 or younger. Selected artists will receive $100 and their design on manhole covers in Spokane for up to 50 years. Download a prospectus at spokanearts.org/hottopics.aspx. Submissions should be sent by April 30 to Manhole Cover Art Contest, Attn.: Gary Kaesemeyer, City of Spokane, 909 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA 99202. Call (509) 625-7909 or (509) 625-6050 for more information.
Avenue West Gallery Juried Art Exhibition – Artists of all media are invited to enter the Juried Exhibition held in August at Avenue West Gallery. Entry fee is $10 per entry, limit of five entries per artist. Entry deadline is May 20. Contact Katie Densley at (509) 647-5480 or email@example.com, or Dennis Smith at (509) 299-4979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for musicians
MusicFest Northwest 2010 – Performing opportunities for varying age and skill levels in ballet, brass, flute, classical guitar, organ, piano, reed, string and voice divisions. Entry information at musicfestnorthwest.org; deadline is March 10. (509) 465-8916
Coeur d'Alene City Administrator Jim Hammond dropped by this AM with an old Spokesman-Review political cartoon by Milt Priggee, my old editorial board colleague. The cartoon showed Post Falls signing ...
PUBLIC LANDS -- Using his executive authority under the 1906 Antiquities Act, President Obama on Friday created the largest ecologically protected area on Earth -- a Pacific Ocean sanctuary so ...
A Seattle non-profit that connects patients with medical specialists willing to provide care for free was the final presenter to the Idaho Legislature’s interim committee on the state’s health coverage ...
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The thud you heard yesterday afternoon may just have been Mariner fans coming back to earth. After a season of exceeding expectations – and outplaying ...
sponsored You’ve probably heard of co-ops: food co-ops, childcare co-ops, housing co-ops, energy co-ops.