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In brief: Chase Youth Awards accepting nominations

SPOKANE – The Chase Youth Commission is taking nominations for local youths deserving of the 2011 Chase Youth Award.

Award categories highlight strengths of character valued by the Spokane community including community involvement, courage, creativity, diversity, leadership, environment and personal achievement.

Awards will be given to individuals and groups in three divisions including elementary school, grades K-6; middle school, grades 7-8; and high school, grades 9-12. In addition, one outstanding adult will receive the Jim Chase Asset Builder Award, which honors a special adult committed to building developmental assets in youth. 

The 25th annual Chase Youth Awards will held at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on March 13.

The deadline for nominations is Jan. 21.

For a nomination form and for more information, visit or call Mike LeaderCharge at (509) 625-6440.

Youth ballet to present ‘Dancing Princesses’

RIVERSIDE – On Jan. 29, the Spokane Youth Ballet will perform original production of the Grimm’s fairytale “The Dancing Princesses” at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox at 7:30 p.m.

The ballet will include professional guest artists Michelle Sigl and Stuart Lauer, dancing the lead roles of the eldest princess and the captain of the palace guard.

The performance marks the beginning of the second season for the company.

Tickets may be purchased at the Fox box office, TicketsWest and at the door.

For more information, call Sherrie Stradley at (509) 992-3023.