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“Metamorphoses” – Spokane Civic Theatre, Monday-Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. on the Main Stage, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: five women and five men appearing ages 18-60. Auditioners are expected to read cold from the script; the ability to swim, hold your breath and open your eyes underwater is a must for most characters. (509) 325-2507,

“Pinocchio” – Missoula Children’s Theatre, Monday, 3:15-5:15 p.m., Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls, Wash. (509) 446-4108

“Hansel and Gretel” – Spokane Children’s Theatre, Jan. 30-31, 6 p.m., St. Aloysius School, 611 E. Mission Ave. Needed: 20 children and adults ages 7 and older. Auditions will consist of reading from the script, no preparation necessary. www.spokanechildrens

“The Merchant of Venice” – Ignite Community Theatre, Feb. 3, 7 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. Needed: an ensemble of men and women appearing ages 18-65. Auditioners should be prepared to read cold from the script. (509) 330-1066,

“As You Like It” – The Cutter Theatre is holding auditions for its spring production, Feb. 3-4, 7 p.m. at the theater, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls, Wash. Audition materials can be picked up at the theater or downloaded at (509) 446-4108

“The Sisters Rosensweig” – Spokane Civic Theatre, Feb. 14-15, 6:30 p.m. at the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: three women and three men appearing 40-60; one woman appearing age 17; one man appearing age 20. (509) 325-2507,

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” – Pend Oreille Players, Feb. 15-16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. Auditioners should arrive by 6:30 p.m. and be prepared to stay until the end. Auditions will consist of reading from the script as well as demonstrating stage movement. (208) 437-1060,

“Dearly Departed” – Lake City Playhouse, Feb. 21-22, 6:30 p.m., The Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-1323

Classes and workshops

Sing From the Heart for Kids – For ages 6-12. Kids will gain confidence as they work on musical creativity and self-expression. Includes informal final performance. Thursdays, today-Feb. 24, 4-5 p.m., Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. Cost is $115. (509) 625-6200,

Guitars – Folk Singers and their Guitar Styles – Gain music appreciation and guitar instruction on popular folk/blues singers and their styles. Knowledge of basic chords, finger picking and capo required. Thursdays, today-March 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Cost is $51., (509) 625-6200

NEWAArts Classes – Pottery – Hand-building and Sculpting Class: For ages 14 and older. Students use stoneware clay body and porcelain clay body. Today, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 and 10, 6-8 p.m., $50. Mixed Media Class: Gina Greenwood will teach “Hand-made Pouches” including wallets, coin pouches and various-sized pouches using leather, woven fabrics, yarns, beads and other embellishments, Feb. 1 and 15 and March 1 and 15, class for ages 6-10 is held 1-2:15 p.m., class for ages 10 and older is held 2:30-3:45 p.m., $45 (includes materials). NEWAArts Gallery, 130 S. Main St., Colville. Register online at (509) 685-9000,

Recreational Piano for Adults – Fun-filled, relaxing sessions enable students to play the music they have always loved. Fridays, Jan. 21-Feb. 25, 5:30-6:15 p.m., Music City, 1322 N. Monroe St. Cost is $80 plus $6.50 for materials. (509) 625-6200,

Piano Ensemble for Children – For ages 6-12. Students will learn beginning piano including duets and ensembles in a fun and motivating atmosphere. Fridays, Jan. 21-Feb. 25, 4:30-5:15 p.m., Music City, 1322 N. Monroe St. Cost is $80 plus $11 for materials. (509) 625-6200,

Tinman Too Classes and Workshops – Drawing Methods: For ages 8-12. Friday or Jan. 28, 4-5:30 p.m., $12. Winter Art Sampler: For ages 4-7. Tuesday, 4-5:30 p.m., $12. Color Monoprints with Margot: For all ages, develop your own personal imagery and patterns, Jan. 29, 1 p.m., $15. Preregistration required. 809 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-3001

The Art Coop Classes – Wacky Hats: Saturday, 1-3 p.m., $25. Fused Glass Bracelet, Pendant and Earrings: Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., $40. Wool Felting (No Knit): Jan. 28, 6-8 p.m., $30. Fused Glass Heart Shapes: Jan. 30, 1-3 p.m., $35. (509) 327-3726,

Drawing Fundamentals – Comprehensive drawing class introduces line, shading, composition, positive and negative space, perspective and basic portraiture. Mondays, Jan. 24-March 14, 6:30-9 p.m., North Central High School, 1600 N. Howard St. Cost is $84. (509) 279-6273,

Arts Alliance Classes – Youth Classes – Soldered Silver Jewelry: For ages 14-18, Mondays, Jan. 24 and 31, 6-8 p.m., $45. Mosaic Mural: For ages 11-18, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m., free. Art Adventures: For ages 6-13, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., $10 per visit, $35 for five visits. Classes are held through Feb. 12 at the Arts Alliance Studio, 308 Sixth Ave., Sandpoint. (208) 265) 2787,

Watercolor Free and Easy – Build strong landscape paintings with painterly brushstrokes, powerful contrasting values and big shapes. Held Wednesdays, Jan. 26-March 9, 6:30-9 p.m., North Central High School, 1600 N. Howard St. Cost is $84. (509) 279-6273,

Arts Alliance Classes – Adult Classes – For ages 17 and older. Pottery Wheel Play: Feb. 3, 6-8 p.m., $20. Needle Felted Purse and Wrist Warmers: Feb. 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $45. Pine Needle Baskets: Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $45. Etched Silver Pendant: Feb. 7, 6-8:30 p.m., $65. Classes are held at the Arts Alliance Studio, 308 Sixth Ave., Sandpoint. (208) 265-2787,

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre Classes - Auditioning Workshop: For ages 3-5. Learn the nuts and bolts of auditioning for a professional or community theater. Students get an opportunity to perform for Artist Director Roger Welch using prepared material and he will coach and give direction. Workshop also covers pictures, resumes, what to wear and how to prepare for an audition. Participants should bring sheet music for two songs, roughly 16 bars each. Feb. 5, 2-5 p.m., $35. Master Audition Class: For ages 16 and older. Class starts with a question and answer session, followed by each actor performing for Artist Director Roger Welch using their prepared material in a group format. Also covers pictures and resumes, what to wear and how to prepare. Participants should bring sheet music for two songs, roughly 16 bars each. Feb. 12, 2-5 p.m., $45. Schuler Performing Arts Center, Boswell Hall, North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Class sizes are limited. (208) 769-7780,

Idaho Writers League – Coeur d’Alene Chapter – Writers of all genres, teens through seniors, meet to exchange ideas and learn how to improve their craft. Today, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Road. Visitors welcome. (208) 762-0976

The Spokane Novelists Group – Writers support/critique group, open to anyone with an interest in writing fiction. Participants should bring five to 10 pages to read aloud and six to eight copies for others to read along and critique. Saturday, noon, Spokane County Library, Argonne Branch, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 590-7316

Riverridge Art Association – New members welcome. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St. (509) 465-0369

First Friday – Seeking artists whose work is ready to show in nontraditional venues such as coffee shops, wineries and other downtown businesses during self-guided monthly art walks. Referral opportunity only, venues are responsible for selecting their own artists. (509) 625-6079,

Northeast Washington Arts Council Gallery – Seeking art teachers for winter and spring classes in painting, photography, drawing, sculpture and other visual art disciplines. (509) 680-3443,,

Pend Oreille River Arts Alliance – Inviting individual artists and artisans to become members, including theatrical performers, writers, directors, musicians, etc. Annual membership fee is $5. Contact Alliance President Loyce Akers at (208) 437-0274 or (509) 671-0295 or e-mail for membership application and more information.

One Act Play Festival – Pend Oreille Players Association is seeking original one-act plays for the 2011 festival. Open to all genres and ages; no previous playwriting experience or past production history is required. Mail three bound copies of each entry (more than one script may be entered) with all pages numbered and no author identification on the scripts or title page; a separate title page with author identification; and an introductory letter which includes name, address, phone number, e-mail address and a short biography to One Act Play Festival, c/o Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport WA 99156. Cost is $5 per script. Submission deadline is Feb. 15.,

Washington State Kaleidoscope Festival – Spokane Civic Theatre is hosting the 2011 AACTFest competitions March 11-13 and looking for volunteers to work as timers, hospitality/greeters/green room, backstage crew, ushers/hosts/house managers. E-mail allyson@spokanecivic

Holy Names Music Center Band – Adult and adult beginner musicians are encouraged to participate in the orchestra, choir and bluegrass band through the New Horizons Program. Orchestra is Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.; choir is Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.; bluegrass is Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Held at 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 e-mail to