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Spokane Renaissance Faire - Auditions are Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fire Station 18, 120 E. Lincoln Road. No acting experience required. (509) 998-9596,

“Thoroughly Modern Millie” - Spokane Civic Theatre, Monday-Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at the theater, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: 12-15 women and 12-15 men appearing ages 18-65. Auditioners will perform a verse and chorus from a contemporary musical, and should bring their own sheet music and clothes/shoes they can move in. (509) 326-6311

“Jayne Eyre, in Concert” - Spokane Civic Theatre, Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m. at the theater, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: cast 12 women and 12 women appearing ages 16-plus. Auditioners will perform a verse and chorus from several vocal selections. Audition packets are available at the box office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (509) 326-6311

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,

Classes and workshops

The Art Coop Classes – Hanging Yard Art: Friday, 6-8 p.m., $25. Sun Dyeing (Two Silk Scarves): Saturday, 1-3 p.m., $30. Classes are held at a private home studio, 4225 N. “G” St. All supplies provided. (509) 327-3726,

The Very Hungry Caterpillar with Liz Bishop - Students create a collage that is influenced by author Eric Carle’s classic tale. For ages 8-12. Monday, 11 a.m. at Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. $12; preregistration required by Sunday. (509) 325-3001,,

Spokane Civic Theatre Summer Camps – One-Week Camps: For students entering grades 3-6. “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” Monday-Friday. Morning sessions are 9-11 a.m., afternoon sessions are 1-3 p.m.; cost is $115 for either session ($230 for both). Elementary Set Making: For youth entering grades 3-6. Monday-Friday, $65. Back-to-School Session: For grades K-2. Monday-Friday, Aug. 8-12, 10:30-11:15 a.m., $80. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Preregistration requested but not required. (509) 325-2507, ext. 406;

Christian Youth Theater Camps – Junior and Bitty Camps - Weeklong summer camps for ages 5-13 are held through Aug. 12 at Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Workshops include voice, dance and drama. Cost is $160 for ages 7-13 and $95 for ages 5-6 (includes a T-shirt and pizza on Friday.) (208) 765-8600,

Let’s Paint with Tresia Oosting - Sculpture and mixed media painting classes for 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,,

Needle Felting Workshop - A one-day, hands-on exploration of the creative art. Aug. 5, 1:30-9:30 p.m. at 1912 Center Arts, 412 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho. Cost is $20, materials are $20-25 (available from Yarn Underground, 114 ½ E. Third St., Moscow, or before the workshop at 1912 Center). For ages 18 and older; no experience required. Deadline to register is Wednesday; registration forms can be found at City of Moscow Arts Commission, 206 E. Third St., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at (208) 883-3787,

Jazz Factory Summer Camp - Three-day workshop will teach beginners how to improvise through intuition, listening and a brief overview of jazz history, while more advanced musicians will learn the art of musical conversation and study various aspects of jazz language and history. Aug. 8-10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. Cost is $225. (509) 326-9516

Figure Sculpture Workshops - Three-day workshop on interpreting the human form in plasticine clay. Covers sculpting techniques, tools, anatomy, proportion and composition. Students work on multiple poses with a live model each day. Aug. 12-14 at Holy Names Art Studio, 2911 W. Fort George Wright Drive.,

Quilling Workshop for Kids - Students age 7 and older make simple flowers using the quilling technique. Aug. 13, 10-11 a.m. at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Parkway, Uniontown, Wash. Cost is $9 and includes all materials. Preregistration required by Aug. 11; call (509) 229-3414 or visit the calendar page at

Cave Man Painting - Students create their own cave man painting, using charcoal and painting with berries on tile, and learn about the different animals and symbols that were discovered in the caves of Lascaux, France. For ages 8-12. Aug. 15, 11 a.m., Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. $12; preregistration required by Aug. 14. (509) 325-3001,,

Fine Art Shipping Box Workshop - Workshop by Steve Henderson on making a sturdy, reusable shipping box for your work. Aug. 20, 1-5 p.m., at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Parkway, Uniontown, Wash. Cost is $115; some materials provided. Preregistration required by July 27. Call (509) 229-3414 or visit the calendar page at to register and for more information including materials list.

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. Entries will be notified of their acceptance. (509) 927-2222, (509) 863-8485

Call for nominations

City of Spokane Art Awards - The 20th Annual Arts Awards will be presented in six categories including Individual Artist; Arts Organization; Arts in Education; Individual Benefactor; Business Benefactor; and Arts Community Leadership. Nomination forms are available online at Submission deadline is Aug. 12. (509) 625-6050

Call for filmmakers

Experience Music Project Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival - Entries are being accepted for the seventh annual festival to be screened in Seattle early next year. They must be animated or live-action films of 15 minutes or less, completed after January 2007, in the science fiction or fantasy genres (no horror). Entry fees $30 through Aug. 15, and $50 after that through Sept. 15. All submissions are processed through For complete rules, see

Call for volunteers

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre - Adult and teen volunteers needed to help with various tasks. (208) 769-7780,

Call for musicians

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 email to