Arts calendar


“Richard III” – Spokane Falls Community College Revelers, Monday-Tuesday, 1-4 p.m., Spartan Theater, SFCC Humanities Building 5, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Auditioners should come prepared to perform a Shakespearean monologue or sonnet. Call William Marlowe at (509) 533-3592 for more information.

“Willy Wonka” – Spokane Children’s Theatre, Dec. 4-5, 2 p.m. at St. Aloysius School, 611 E. Mission Ave. Needed: children, men and women ages 8-80. Auditioners should bring sheet music for a 30-second song from another show (pianist and CD player provided for accompaniment). (509) 328-4886, www. spokanechildrenstheatre.org

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” – Spokane Civic Theatre, Dec. 5-6, 6:30 p.m. at the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: four women and five men appearing 20-50. (509) 325-2507, www.spokanecivictheatre.com

“The Miracle Worker” – Interplayers Theatre, Dec. 13-14, 6 p.m., 174 S. Howard St. Needed: seven women and seven men of various ages. Auditioners must come prepared with a monologue of no more than one minute in length from any play, and may be asked to read with other actors or solo (bring hard copies of headshot and resume). (509) 455-7529, info@interplayers.com

Classes and workshops

Arts Alliance Workshops: Stained Glass Photo Frame – Wednesdays, Dec. 1 and 8, 5:30-8 p.m., cost is $75. Arts Alliance Studio, inside the Sandpoint Center for the Arts, 518 Oak St., Sandpoint. (208) 265-2787, artsalliance@sandpoint.net

Greencastle Soap Making Class – Beginning Soap Making: Hands-on class teaches the basics of cold process. Participants design their own fragrance and take home more than 2 pounds of soap. Two-part class is Dec. 1-2, 7-9 p.m. Cost is $55 (includes equipment and supplies). Greencastle Soap, 203 N. Stone St. Classes fill quickly and must be prepaid. (509) 466-7223, www.greencastlesoap.com

Music Intro to Orff – Class for children ages 4-5 to start developing musical skills through Orff instruments, games and activities. Wednesdays, Dec. 1-Jan. 5, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Kids Make Music Studio, 904 W. Comstock Court. Cost is $60. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org

Mom and Me: Snow Princess – Create a tiara, magic wand, glittery wings and snowflakes, for ages 2-4. Dec. 2, 9:30-11 a.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $12. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org

Santa’s Workshop – For ages 6-11. Children create fun gifts for parents, siblings or friends, wrap them and make gift tags. Dec. 4, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $21. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.

Holiday Ornaments – For ages 3-5. Children make at least four decorative ornaments using clays, trims and glitters. Dec. 4, 10-11:30 a.m., at Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $12. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.

Swarovski Crystal Watch – Students make their own crystal watchband and learn to attach it to a provided watch movement. No experience necessary. Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $37 and includes a gift box. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org.

Spokane Art Supply Workshop, “Painting Water in Watercolor” – Stan Miller workshop teaches painting water from puddles to oceans. Dec. 4-5, $90. (509) 981-6811, www.spokaneartsupply.com

Christmas Cards and Tags – Learn to make four cards and envelopes, six gift tags and a bonus gift using high-quality papers, rubber stamps and other craft supplies. Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-noon, at Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $26 (includes supplies). (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org

Egyptian Belly Dance Classes – Tone and improve body awareness while learning the art of belly dance. Beginning classes are held Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., and continuing classes are held Sundays at 10 a.m. at A Time to Dance Studio, 3815 N. Post St. Cost is $40 per month, or $12 per class. (509) 535-7101, aishaazar@raqsazar.com


Poetry Scribes of Spokane – Writers, age 18 and older, meet to encourage and share wholesome poetry; sponsor the World Day of Poetry Contest and Lilac Festival Poet; and publish the “Turquoise Lanterns” anthology. Wednesday, 1 p.m., North Spokane County Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. (509) 796-2180

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, Spokane Valley. (509) 590-7316

Call for artists

Spokane Ag Expo Photography Contest – Photographers are invited to submit photos depicting “Agriculture in the Inland Northwest.” Deadline is Tuesday. (509) 321-3633, www.agshow.org

Palouse Juried Art Show – Open to all artists and media. Work must be the original creation and composition of the artist submitting it. Entry fee is $20 for adults, $5 for students (covers up to four images). Entries are accepted Wednesday-Dec. 31 by e-mail at onsacredgroundsrising@ gmail.com or on a labeled CD or thumb drive mailed to 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford, WA 99036 (do not send original art). (509) 747-6294, www.onsacredgrounds.com

Two By Two Small Scale Ceramic Sculpture Biennial – Juried exhibition focusing on contemporary ceramic sculpture, open to national and international artists. Entry deadline is Dec. 10. A complete prospectus with exhibition and entry information can be downloaded at www.ewu.edu/CALE/Programs/ Art/Gallery/Prospectus.xml, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Gallery of Art, Art Building 140, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA 99004-2401. (509) 359-6651

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, www.spokanearts.org

One Act Play Festival – Pend Oreille Players Association is seeking original one-act plays for the 2011 festival. Open to all genres and ages; no previous playwriting experience or past production history is required. Mail three bound copies of each entry (more than one script may be entered) with all pages numbered and no author identification on the scripts or title page; a separate title page with author identification; and an introductory letter which includes name, address, phone number, e-mail address and a short biography to One Act Play Festival, c/o Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport WA 99156. Cost is $5 per script. Submission deadline is Feb. 15. mail@pendoreilleplayers.org, www.pendoreilleplayers.org

Call for videos

Teen Videofest – Spokane Regional Health District is accepting entries for its annual competition for filmmakers ages 14-19. This year’s theme is “Raise Your Voice,” about the importance of communication when it comes to sexual activity, alcohol use and other health concerns and needs. Entrants are encouraged to incorporate the theme into music, poetry, skits, commercials, cartoons, animation or other vignettes in videos of three to five minutes. Deadline is Dec. 30. Cash prize is $1,000. www.TheDailyRisk.com, www.srhd.org, (509) 324-1548

Spokane International Film Festival (SpIFF) – Looking for energetic, creative folks to help with promoting the 2011 festival (Feb. 3-13), finding sponsors for program ads, marketing, contacting special interest groups for films and more. Contact Rebecca Bishop at rbishop@spokanefilmfestival.org or Pete Porter at pporter@spokanefilmfestival.org.

Call for musicians

Holy Names Music Center Band – Adult and adult beginner musicians are encouraged to participate in the orchestra, choir and bluegrass band through the New Horizons Program. Orchestra is Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.; choir is Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.; bluegrass is Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Held at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, 3910 W. Custer Drive. $25; scholarships available. (509) 326-9516, Suzanne@hnmc.org

Deadline to submit items is noon on the Friday before publication. Send information to Libby Fisher, Arts Calendar, Features Department, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210 or e-mail to libbyf@spokesman.com.

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