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ChalkArtWalk contest scheduled in Hillyard

The eighth annual ChalkArtWalk contest will be Saturday on the sidewalks of the Hillyard Historic Business District. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s theme is “Dream.”

A basic selection of chalk is provided free at the registration booth, but participants are encouraged to bring their own chalk if they want a greater variety of colors. Oil-based pastels are not permitted.

Cash prizes and merchandise will be awarded for first, second and third place in each of five age groups ranging from toddler through adult. The entry judged “Best of Show” receives $100 and a framed photo of the creation, which will be featured on the 2006 ChalkArtWalk T-shirt.

The first 100 entrants this year receive free T-shirts featuring last year’s “Best of Show.” Registration is on a first-come basis the day of the event only, beginning at 10 a.m. in the U.S. Bank parking lot on the corner of Market Street and Queen Avenue.

For more information, contact Desi Bucknell at 489-1122 or, or Karen Tuininga at 428-3433 or

Civic cleanup

Spokane Civic Theatre is having a volunteer cleanup and appreciation day June 18 from 8 a.m. to noon to get ready for the 2005-2006 season.

A barbecue will follow at 1 p.m.; directions will be available when volunteers arrive at the theater.

If you plan on helping out, please RSVP by Friday. Call Donovan Stohlberg at 325-1413 for more information.

POAC list-serve

The Pend Oreille Arts Council has created a list-serve for the arts in North Idaho.

It works like a bulletin board; once you join the list you will receive information, questions, announcements, etc., posted by other members. You can post your own information as well.

To subscribe, send an e-mail to with “subscribe” in the subject. To post information, simply send e-mail to

Classes and workshops

“ The Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission’s Summer Arts Program is accepting registrations for a variety of arts classes for youth in grades K-12. The program is scheduled over two sessions, June 21 to 30 and July 12 to 21.

Guitar is a four-day class; all others are three-day classes, running from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 521 Lakeside Ave. in Coeur d’Alene.

Cost is $29 (with no supply fee) for guitar, and $19 for each of the other classes, with additional varying supply fees. Registration is by mail only.

Call Yvonne Benzinger at (208) 676-9132 for information and a brochure with a registration form.

“ Sing from the Heart is offering the following summer sessions at Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. For registration and more information, call Robin Marks at 455-5931.

Youth Mini Camps: June 20 to June 23; kids, 9 to 11 a.m.; teens, 1 to 3 p.m.; $86.

Adult Mini Workshop: Fridays, June 16 to July 8, 10:30 a.m. to noon, $105.

“ Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave., is offering the following classes, sponsored by the city of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. Preregistration is required by calling 625-6200.

For children, beginning the week of June 13: Mystery Camp for ages 6-11, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $89; Sea Creatures for ages 3-5, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $21; Basic Drawing for ages 6-11, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $21; Cut, Paste and Color for ages 3-5, Monday-Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., $21; Creative Crafts for ages 6-11, Monday-Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., $21; Sky Creatures for ages 3-5, Monday-Friday, 12:30-1:30 p.m., $21; Mixed Media for ages 6-11, 12:30-1:30 p.m., $21; Dinosaurs for ages 3-5, Monday-Friday, 1:30-2:30 p.m., $21; Drawing Cartoon Animals for ages 6-11, Monday-Friday, 1:30-2:30 p.m., $21.

Bag lunches are available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for $5.

For adults: Crazy Quilting, 6:30-8:30, begins June 20 for five weeks, $44; Jewelry Studio: Brooches for ages 12 to adult, 1-3 p.m., June 21, $14; Pine Needle Basketry, 6-9 p.m., begins June 21 for four weeks, $48; Sourdough Breadmaking from Scratch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., June 22, $26.

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