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Thu., Aug. 18, 2011


North Idaho College Choirs - Open to the community. Jazz Co. auditions during the first rehearsal Monday, 7 p.m., Boswell Hall Room 128. Chamber Singers auditions Tuesday and Aug. 25, 1 p.m., Boswell Hall Room 102. No audition necessary to join the Cardinal Chorale, which meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. beginning next week in Boswell Hall Room 102. For more information call choir director Max Mendez at (208) 769-3275 or email

Blue Door Theatre - Improv comedy troupe is looking for new members, Aug. 27, 1 p.m. at the theater, 815 W. Garland Ave. Auditioners must be 18 years or older and come dressed ready to perform. (509) 747-7045,

“Disney’s Aladdin” - Spokane Children’s Theatre, Aug. 28, 2 p.m., and Aug. 29, 6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Needed: 25-plus actors ages 8-80. All roles are singing roles; auditioners should bring sheet music or CD accompaniment for a one-minute song and dress comfortably. Auditions may also consist of cold readings from the script. No prior experience required. (509) 328-4886,

Washington Idaho Symphony Orchestra - Aug. 28, noon-6 p.m. at the Domey/Gladish Auditorium, 115 N.W. State St., Pullman. Required excerpts and audition times can be obtained by emailing (509) 332-3308,

“The Foreigner” - North Idaho College, Aug. 30-31, 7 p.m., Boswell Hall, Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Open to the community; seven parts available with characters ranging in age from late teens to 60s or 70s. Scripts available in Boswell Hall Room 214 beginning Monday. Performance dates: Oct. 20-29. (208) 769-3220

“Turn of the Screw” - Spokane Civic Theatre, Sept. 5-6, 6:30 p.m., Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. (509) 325-2507,

Classes and workshops

Let’s Paint with Tresia Oosting - 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,,

Paper Craft Class - Students ages 16 and older learn the art of quilling. Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-noon at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Parkway, Uniontown, Wash. Cost is $17 and includes all materials and use of tools. Preregistration required by Aug. 25. (509) 229-3414,

The Art Coop Classes – Fused Glass Jewelry: Aug. 29, 6-8 p.m., $35-40. Rounder Soldered Pin: Aug. 30, 6-8 p.m., $25. Memory Shadow Box: Aug. 31, 6-9 p.m., $45. Classes are held at a private home studio, 4225 N. “G” St. All supplies provided. (509) 327-3726,

Festival Dance Academy Fall Classes - Classes begin the week of Sept. 6 for ages 4 through adult at the University of Idaho in Moscow. Courses include kinderdance for ages 4-5; pre-ballet for age 6; ballet, jazz/hip-hop, tap and Celtic step dance for ages 7 and up. (208) 883-3267,

Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshop - Presented by Spokane Handweavers Guild, Sept. 17-18, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Taught by Diane Mckinnon of Portland Handweavers Guild. Registration is limited; call (509) 534-6217 or (509) 981-6691 for cost and more information.

Christian Youth Theater, North Idaho - Fall session classes for children aged 6-18 begin Sept. 20 and 22 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Coeur d’Alene, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 4:15-6:15 p.m. for 10 weeks. (208) 765-8600,,

Fun With The Brush - Sumi-e (Asian style painting in water media) and Japanese calligraphy classes begin Sept. 15 for six weeks from 10 a.m.-noon at 927 S. Perry St., or 5:45-7 p.m. at Hobby Lobby, 13902 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Winter session begins Nov. 3 and is held for six weeks at the same times and places. Cost is $60 for each six-week session (advance payment requested, $5 charge for late payments). Supply list and registration forms are available at both locations. (509) 534-8712


Riverridge Art Association - New members welcome. Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St. (509) 465-0369

Call for artists

Millwood Daze Art Festival - Fine artists and crafters are invited to enter their work in the second annual festival Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. A $75 booth fee must accompany all submissions. Art must be appropriate for the general public; submit five photos that best represent the artwork you intend to have in your booth. (509) 927-2222, (509) 863-8485

“Artists in Action” Artwalk - Art walk on Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., is sponsored by the Cutter Theatre and the Affair on Main Street in Metaline Falls, Wash. Artists are encouraged to offer demonstrations of their technique; no fees for participating. (509) 446-4108,

“Artists in Action” Open Studio Tour - Pottery Place Plus is looking for artists to participate in its fifth annual Artists in Action open studio tour Sept. 17-18 at four homes near Manito Park. Artists must demonstrate part of the time. Cost is $25. Call Tori Bailey at (509) 624-5849 or email for applications and more information.

Fall Visual Arts Tour - Applications being accepted for the annual event, Oct. 7-8 in Spokane. Participation invited from galleries, open studios, alternative spaces and businesses; individual artists seeking display space should call Tammy Pruitt at (509) 456-0580, ext. 102, or email Entry deadline is Aug. 30. Registration fee $35; forms available online at and, and at Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St.; Chase Gallery, Spokane City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.; and Pottery Place Plus, 203 N. Washington St. (509) 327-6622,

Call for nominations

Coeur d’Alene Mayor’s Awards in the Arts - The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 16th annual Mayor’s Awards in the Arts. Nominations may be submitted by art organizations, individuals or businesses and must be received by Sept. 6. Nominees may be businesses, organizations or individuals who have, through distinguished service or creative accomplishment, made a significant contribution to the arts in Coeur d’Alene, but need not be based or have residence actually within the city limits. For nomination forms, call Amy Ferguson at (208) 666-5754, download from or pick up at City Hall, 710 Mullan Ave., Coeur d’Alene.

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