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Dogs to try out for role of Toto

Christian Youth Theater-Spokane North is looking for a local dog to play Toto in its upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz.”

Auditions will be Dec. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Met, 901 W. Sprague Ave. All breeds are welcome.

Performance dates are Feb. 24-27.

For more information, call 487-6540.


Lake City Playhouse will hold auditions for its upcoming reader’s theater production of “Hedda Gabler” on Dec. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St. in Coeur d’Alene.

For more information, call (208) 667-1323.


Footage of the Whitworth Choir performing at its recent Christmas concert is included in the latest segment of the public television newsmagazine series “Religion & Ethics Newsweekly.”

The program will air Monday through Friday at 6:30 and 9 p.m. on Comcast cable channel 17 in Spokane.

A longer excerpt of the choir’s performance also will be posted on the show’s Web site,

Classes and workshops

Malidoma World Drum & Dance Studio, 408 W. Third Ave., is offering classes in hand drumming and belly dancing starting in January.

West African hand drumming classes will run Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. from Jan. 6 through Feb. 24. Cost is $80.

Drums are provided; no experience is necessary.

Preregistration is required by calling 624-7573.

American tribal style belly dance classes will be Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 4 and continuing through Feb. 22. Cost is $56.

The classes draw from North African, Middle Eastern, East Indian, Spanish and other cultures to create expressive dances using simple steps and gestures.

No previous dance experience is necessary.

Preregistration is required; call 838-3507.

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