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“Anne of Green Gables” - Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre is holding auditions 6 p.m. Jan. 9-10 at the Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. Play synopsis and casting requirements are posted online at Call (509) 671-3389 or email for details.

Classes and workshops

Basic Video: Exporting and Uploading – Covers how to best compress video and share videos online. 2-3 p.m. today. Free and open to the public. Held at Tincan, 1317 W. Second Ave. Visit or call (509) 744-0972 to register and for more information.

Third Annual Play in a Day – Third annual fundraiser hosted by Christian Youth Theater – North Idaho. Tuesday-Wednesday, at the Salvation Army Kroc Community Theater, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free to kids ages 10-18. All participants are asked to sign up at www.chillbucket Email or call (208) 765-8600 for more information.

Christian Youth Theater – North Idaho Winter Classes – Winter session of classes begins Jan. 3 and 5. Courses offered include: Our Gang, Intro to Theater, Drama 101, Dance 101, Voice 101, and a variety of specialty classes including Cultural Dance, Trash Dance, Conquering Callbacks, and Advanced Vocals Doo-Wop Style. Ten-week classes are held Tuesdays or Thursdays, 4:15-6:15 p.m., at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Open to children ages 6-18. Cost is $150-$175 for each session. Scholarships available. Call (208) 765-8600, email or visit for more information.

Dye a Silk Scarf – Students take home their own hand-painted scarf. All supplies are included with $5 supply fee. Jan. 7, 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m., or Jan. 21, 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Cost is $25. Pamee’s Art Studio, 9007 E. Euclid Ave., Millwood. Call (509) 863-8485 or visit to register and for more information.

Great Art Adventures Classes – Drawing with Pastels: Paint with the combination of solid drawing and beautiful pastels. Mondays, Jan. 9-March 12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Northwest Christian School, 1412 W. Central Ave. Cost is $74. Acrylic Focus: Bring a “fixer upper” to fine-tune with acrylics. Mondays, Jan. 9-Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-noon, at Holman Gardens, 12912 E. 12th Ave. Cost is $72. Also held Fridays, 8:30-11:15 a.m., at Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Cost is $66. Open Art Class: Covers acrylics, oils, charcoal, pencil, watercolors or pastels with an emphasis on exploring your own style. Develop and expand your skills with instruction and demonstrations. Held Mondays, Jan. 9-Feb. 27, 1-4 p.m., at Holman Gardens, or Wednesdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 29, 9 a.m.-noon, at Spokane Valley Senior Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Room 155. Cost is $72 for either session of classes. Oil Painting: Creative workshop for experienced artists or beginners. Held Mondays, Jan. 9-Feb. 13, 1-4 p.m., Hillyard Senior Center, 4001 N. Cook St. Cost is $50. Learn to Draw What You See: Train your mind and eye to work together and improve your drawing accuracy with simple exercises focusing on negative space, values, edges and textures. Mondays, Jan. 9-March 12, 1-4 p.m., at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Room 155. Cost is $72. Pastels: Learn to use color, composition and values to make paintings that are both interesting and enjoyable to look at. Tuesdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-noon, at Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Cost is $64. Acrylics: Explore composition, layout and the use of color. Tuesdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 28, 1-3:30 p.m., or Thursdays, Jan. 12-March 1, 9 a.m.-noon, at Corbin Senior Activity Center. Cost is $61 for Tuesday session or $72 for Thursday session. Drawing Skills with Colored and Graphite Pencil: Basics of composition, measurement, working in values and color, and finishing your work. Tuesdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 28, 9 a.m.-noon, at Spokane Valley Senior Center. Cost is $72. Drawing and Watercolor: Unique blend of drawing and watercolor basics. Start a piece or bring your own work for advice. Tuesdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 28, 1:30-4:30 p.m., at Southside Senior Activity. Cost is $72. Creative Watercolor: Grow in your understanding of composition and what makes a painting a painting. Open to artists of all levels. Held Wednesdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 29, noon-3 p.m., at Northwest Christian School. Cost is $72. Collage: Use traditional and contemporary mixed media, found objects and your imagination. Learn the creative process and create art works. Thursdays, Jan. 12-March 1, 1-4 p.m., at Corbin Senior Activity Center. Cost is $72. Watercolor Basics and More: Learn easy, step-by-step fundamentals of watercolor, including tools, supplies, techniques, washes, choosing a subject and designing the layout. Thursdays, Jan. 12-March 1, 1-4 p.m., at Spokane Valley Senior Center. Cost is $72. Contact Catherine Murray at IEL Senior Program,, to register and for more information (509) 279-6027.

Call for artists

Spokane Convention Center Art Project – The Public Facilities Board and Spokane Arts Committee will commission an artist or artist team to create a work to enhance the site improvements at the Spokane Convention Center for several indoor locations. Total project budget will be $45,000. Specific projects are not requested at this time. Both emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply; visit to submit qualifications. Deadline is Jan. 20, 2012. Call (509) 625-6050 or email for more information.

Call for playwrights

Spokane Community College Players – Seeking one-act scripts to be directed and performed by students in “The Scenes of Life Ill.” Scripts should be 10 minutes in length and have no more than a PG-13 rating. Deadline is Jan. 6. Scripts should be emailed to Call (509) 533-7387 or email for more information.

Ignite! Community Theatre’s Playwright’s Booklight Showcase – Playwrights living within a 75-mile radius of Spokane are invited to submit their original works to be considered for presentation in a readers’ theater format. Submit two printed copies of each play along with a submission form to Playwright’s Booklight Showcase, P.O. Box 9958, Spokane WA, 99202. Deadline is Jan. 31; no fees. (509) 795-0004,

Pend Oreille Players Association Third Annual One Act Play Festival – Now accepting scripts for the 2012 One Act Play Festival. Deadline is Feb. 15. Visit for guidelines and more information.

Call for musicians

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

Deadline to submit items is noon on the Friday before publication. Send information to Libby Fisher, Arts Calendar, Features Dept., P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210 or email to


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