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“Fiddler on the Roof” – Lake City Playhouse, May 15-16, 6:30 p.m., Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-1323

Classes and workshops

Making Lotion from Scratch – Learn to make hand and body lotions using easily obtainable ingredients. Students take home a container of lotion scented any way they want. Today, 6 p.m., Greencastle Soap, 203 N. Stone St. $45. (509) 466-7223,,

Washington State Quilters workshop – Cottage Garden table runner, with Kim Diehl. “Simple Graces” book is required. Friday, 9 a.m., 2010 S. Assembly Road. $60 (includes lunch). (509) 244-8821,, speakers_workshops

Drawing Methods with Andrea Perry – Including charcoals, pencils, color, pastels and composition. For ages 8-12. Friday, 4 p.m., Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. $12; preregistration required by calling (509) 325-3001.,

Candle Making Basics – Class covers how to make tapers, dipped candles, floating candles and votive candles. Participants make two candles to take home, each personalized with color and scent. For ages 18 and older. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $36. (509) 625-6200,

Sports and Action Photography – Workshop covers camera settings, types of focus, understanding individual sports and more. For ages 18 and older. Monday, 6-8 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $15. (509) 625-6200,

Art Time – Sculpture and mixed media painting classes for children ages 4-7. Each week will feature a different project. Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. at Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. $10; preregistration required by calling (509) 325-3001.,

Hallie Todd Studios Acting Classes – By the actress from Disney’s “Lizzie McGuire,” for ages 10 to adult. Classes May 5-7, private coaching available May 4-9 by appointment. $75-$100., (818) 789-3760

Spring Art Classes for Seniors – From Watercolor Into Acrylics: Use transparent watercolor, then switch to acrylic medium and watercolor on the same painting. Participants should bring their current work. May 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $15. Oil Painting: Learn different techniques and complete at least one painting in this five-week session. Mondays, May 9-June 13, 1-3 p.m. at Hillyard Senior Activity Center, 4001 N. Cook St. $33. Children at Play: Paint a child with a favorite pet, toy or sport uniform using brushwork and colors the Impressionists used, in oil or acrylics. May 14 and 21, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Spokane Valley Senior Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $23. (509) 279-6027

Introduction to Bowl Turning Workshop – One-day session for beginning students includes a discussion on general wood shop and lathe safety, bowl design, choice of wood, proper fastening of wood onto the lathe, and finishing. May 7, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $95 (includes all tools and materials); preregistration required by Sunday. (509) 229-3414,

Travel Sketching Workshop – Carrie Vielle will teach effective, quick techniques to enable participants to record their travel experiences on a more personal, creative level. May 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $60 (see website for list of materials participants must bring); preregistration required by 5 p.m. Monday. (509) 229-3414,

Soldered Pendant Necklace Workshop – Students personalize pendants with photos, dried flowers or images of their own artwork. A list of recommended extra supplies is available. May 7, 10:30 a.m. at Tinman Artworks, 811 W. Garland Ave. Cost is $15 plus a $10 supply fee. Preregistration required by Wednesday.,, (509) 325-1500

Engaging the Artist Way – Work through a provocative, inspiring book in this opportunity to grow as spiritual and creative individuals. Six-week series Saturdays, May 7-June 25, 9:30-11 a.m. at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. $10/session, $55/series. (509) 483-6495, ext. 133;

Demonstration of Wood Turning – Master wood artist Len Zeoli will demonstrate the use of a power lathe. May 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. (509) 229-3414,

Arts Alliance Classes - Charcoal Drawing: For beginners and up. Students learn to work with values alone to make a picture. May 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Sandpoint Center for the Arts. Cost is $85, which includes supplies and a sketchbook to take home; bring lunch. Registration required by Wednesday. (208) 265-4303,


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. at the North Spokane County Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. (509) 796-2180

Call for artists

Gallery of THUM – Wildlife Invitational: All artists are welcome to enter. Visit and click the Wildlife Invitation link under Events for the prospectus and prize information. Superheroes: Juried show is open to all artists and focuses on original superhero creations in all mediums. Visit and click the Superheroes link under Events for the prospectus. Submissions for both events are due by Saturday. (509) 413-1489,

Mosaic Mural Project – Karats of Fun – All selected works will come together to create a mural honoring the Spokane Interstate Fair’s 60th anniversary. Entry is free; submissions are due by Saturday. Email, call (509) 413-1489 or visit for a prospectus and more information.

Pend Oreille Arts Council – Applications are being accepted for the 39th annual Arts & Crafts Fair, Aug. 13-14 in Sandpoint. Event includes more than 110 artist/vendor booths, food vendors, live entertainment, demonstrations and a youth art area. Open to all artists 18 and older (original work only). Jury fee is $15. Submission deadline is Sunday; applications are available online at or by calling (208) 263-6139.

Avenue West Gallery – Looking for potters and painters for a juried exhibition in August. Perspectives and applications are available at the gallery, 122 S. Monroe St., or online at Applications are due by May 20. (509) 838-4999

Call for writers

The Idaho Prize for Poetry 2011 – Lost Horse Press is announcing the Idaho Prize for Poetry 2011. All U.S. poets are eligible. Entries must be postmarked by May 15. Entry fee is $25. Visit the-idaho-prize for submission guidelines or e-mail for more information.

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