SPOKANE VALLEY – Theatre Arts for Children will perform “The Little Mermaid,” beginning Dec. 3 in the Spokane Valley Partners building, 10814 E. Broadway Ave.
The musical, based on the Hans Christian Andersen classic tale, is about the mermaid Anemone and her friends, curious about life above the sea.
Other performances include Dec. 4 at 4 and 7 p.m.; Dec. 9-10 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 11 at 4 and 7 p.m.; Dec. 16-17 at 7 p.m.; and Dec. 18 at 4 and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10; $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
For more information, call (509) 995-6718 or visit www.theaterarts forchildren.org.
Dancing duo honored
SPOKANE COUNTY – Ed and Sharon Perrigo, of Spokane, recently received the 2010 Hall of Fame award from the Spokane Area Council of Square and Folk Dancers.
The couple have been members of several area dance groups and served these groups as officers. In 1989 they joined the Dancing Shadows. They have organized the club campout for seven years; and have been a trustee to the Western Dance Association for four years.
In the Western Dance Association, the Perrigos served as president and treasurer for one year. And, they have attended eight Washington State Square Dance festivals.
Neptune Society seeks toys
SPOKANE – The Neptune Society of Washington is joining the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to collect gifts for children.
The Neptune Society’s Spokane office, at 222 E. Francis Ave., will accept new, unwrapped toys.
For more information, call The Neptune Society at (509) 535-6005. For more information about Toys for Tots visit www.toysfortots.org.
Party to include caroling, Santa
GREEN BLUFF – The Green Bluff Grange, 9809 E. Green Bluff Road, will kick off the holidays with its annualCommunity Christmas Party on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.
The celebration will include caroling, Christmas stockings for all in attendance, and Santa will bring “Santa bags” for all the children who stop by for the fun.
For more information, call (509) 979-2607.
Area poet to share works
RIVERSIDE – Stuart Polzin, a local poet, will read from his collected works on Sunday at the J.F. Thamm Gallery, 11 S. Washington St., at 3 p.m., as part of the Zone 4 Reading Series.
The Bon Voyage Poetry Extravaganza is a farewell reading. The author and poet, an avid and accomplished sailor, is embarking on a lifelong dream to sail the South Pacific.
Polzin is a co-founder of the Spokane Open Poetry Association and a member of the performance poetry troupe, Voices of Mootsy’s.
For more information, call (509) 869-7434.