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Spokane Arts Awards nominations being accepted

The Spokane Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 2005 City of Spokane Arts Awards. Candidates can be nominated in the following categories: individual artist, arts organization, arts in education, individual benefactor, business benefactor and arts community leadership. The awards will be presented during a City Council meeting in October.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday. Nomination forms are available by e-mailing arts@spokanecity.org or at the Chase Gallery in the lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Symphony fund-raiser

The ninth annual “Swing With the Maestro” golf tournament to benefit the Spokane Symphony is Monday at Manito Golf and Country Club.

The twosome competition will feature live music performed along the course by symphony members. Participants will be able to meet music director Eckart Preu and golf with concertmaster Kelly Farris. Prizes include three years’ use of a Lexus ES330 for a hole in one.

The event begins with a no-host hamburger barbecue at 11:15 a.m., with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and a hosted awards dinner at 6:30. For information or to register, call 448-9762.

Auditions

“Auditions for the annual Spokane Symphony/Alberta Ballet production of “The Nutcracker” will be Sept. 25 at A Time to Dance, 3815 N. Post St.

Fifty children ages 10 and older, between 4 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 4 inches tall, are needed for the performances Dec. 21 through 23 at the Opera House.

Dancers with at least four years of training should arrive at 12:30 for a 1 p.m. audition. Dancers with less than four years of training should arrive at 2:30 for a 3 p.m. audition.

For information, call the Ballet Arts Academy at 838-5705.

“Auditions for the Spokane Civic Theatre’s Box ‘n’ Hat Players will be Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Studio Theatre in the lower level of the Civic, 1020 N. Howard St. (entrance off Dean Avenue).

Ten middle and high school students are needed for the troupe, which performs throughout the school year. Tuition is $150. For information call 325-1413.

“The Moscow Arts Commission Youth Choir is holding auditions Sept. 19 and 20 starting at 3:10 p.m. at Lena Whitmore Elementary School, 110 S. Blaine, Moscow, Idaho, for children in the third through the sixth grades.

Auditions will be 10 minutes long, and no preparation is required.

Rehearsals for the choir will be Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. starting Sept. 22 at the same location. The cost for the semester is $52 ($32 for students on the reduced hot lunch program), due at audition.

For informati on or to schedule an appointment, call (208) 883-7036.

“The South Hill Children’s Chorus is accepting auditions for boys and girls in grades three through seven.

The ensemble will begin its season Sept. 27 with weekly rehearsals from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 57th Avenue and Hatch Road.

Auditions are by appointment. Auditioners should prepare a song of one to three minutes in length; an accompanist will be provided.

To schedule an audition or for more information, call 448-3162 or e-mail lhbooks@hotmail.com.

Classes and workshops

“Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive, is beginning two music classes in the coming weeks.

Music Together Classes for Children will begin Sept. 21 for children six months through 6 years old and their parents. The cost for the program is $150.

The center’s Preparatory Conservatory classes start Sept. 24. Orientation will be Saturday at 9 a.m.

For information, call the center at 326-9516.

“The Lost Horse Press is hosting a poetry workshop with Christopher Howell on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Oden Hall, 143 Sunnyside Road, Sandpoint.

The cost of the workshop is $100. Howell will give a free public reading Saturday at 7 p.m.

For information, call (208) 255-4410 or e-mail losthorsepress@mindspring.com.

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