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“School House Rock Live” – Friday, 3-7 p.m., Christian Youth Theater – Spokane, 6205 E. Mansfield Ave., Spokane Valley. For CYT students ages 8-18. Participants should come prepared with a one-minute song along with sheet music or a backtrack. (509) 487-6540,

“The Nutcracker” – For this year’s Ballet Memphis production with the Spokane Symphony, Sept. 25, 5-7:30 p.m., Ballet Arts Academy, 109 W. Pacific Ave. Open to dancers ages 8 and older with at least three years of experience. Dancers should arrive 45 minutes prior to auditions to complete all paperwork. Auditions for non-pointe roles are 5-6:15 p.m.; auditions for boys are 6:15-6:45 p.m.; and auditions for pointe roles are 6:45-7:30 p.m. Cost is $12. (509) 838-5705

“The Dancing Princesses” – For dancers ages 5-9, open to all ballet students regardless of studio affiliation. Sept. 26, Academy of Dance, 14214 E. Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley. Auditions for children ages 5-6 are 1-1:30 p.m., children ages 7-9 will audition from 1:45-2:30 p.m. Auditioners should arrive at least 15 minutes early, in ballet class attire. (509) 838-0207,

“A Tuna Christmas” – Sept. 28-29, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: two men. Auditioners will perform a one- to two-minute comedic monologue or joke and cold readings from the script. (509) 325-2507,

“Dearly Departed” – Spokane Falls Community College Revelers Drama Club, Sept. 28-29, 1 p.m., SFCC Playhouse, Communications Building, Building 5, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Auditioners will be expected to deliver a two-minute comedic monologue and/or tell a really good joke. (509) 533-3592

Kinderchor of Spokane – Auditions by appointment for the 2009-2010 season for the Preparatory Choir, grades 2-5, and the Chamber Choir, grades 5-12. Both choirs open to singers with unchanged voices. (509) 714-0555

Classes and workshops

“Plein Air in the Palouse” – Oil painting workshops for beginning to intermediate students; advanced painters also welcome. Saturdays through Oct. 31, beginning with an optional breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by carpooling to a predetermined destination around 9 a.m. Cost is $50 per Saturday, plus supplies (panels and/or canvas provided each week). (509) 868-3684, kathleen@kathleencavender .com,

The Art Coop Classes – Classes run Mondays-Thursdays, 2-8 p.m., at 4225 N. G Street (private home studio). Open studio format, students drop by on their own time. 3-D Wood Shapes Wall Hanging – Monday-Thursday. Mosaics: Bowling Balls and Boulders – Sept. 28-Oct. 1. Glass Beaded Bracelet – Oct. 5-8 Fused Glass Jewelry – Oct. 12-15. Microscope Slide Necklace – Oct. 19-22. Mosaics: Bowling Balls and Boulders – Oct. 26-29. Cost is $10 per hour studio time, plus supplies. (509) 327-3726,

Pre-Ballet Dance Lessons – For ages 3-6. Teaches basic ballet techniques with fun movements, games and songs. Tuesdays through Oct. 27, noon-12:45 p.m. at The Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. Cost is $69. (509) 625-6200,

The Cathedral Arts Workshop – Educational program offered by The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist for ages 3 through adult. Classes include ceramics, watercolor, painting, drawing, photography and writing. Classes begin Wednesday and run through December. Held at the Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277, cathedral_arts_workshop.php

Jazz Dance Class – For ages 9-12 or 12-16. Eclectic class ranging from high-energy Broadway to interpretive lyrical jazz styles. Wednesdays through Oct. 28, 4-5 p.m. at The Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. Cost is $59. (509) 625-6200,

Creative Dance Classes – For ages 3-5 or 6-8. Covers the basics of dance with fun games, improv, stories and other exercises designed to spark creativity. Thursdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 29, 4-5 p.m. at The Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. Cost is $59. (509) 625-6200,

Stamp-Carving Workshop – Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Covers how to carve stamps from rubber and linoleum and print the stamps on an assortment of papers. Reservations required. Held at 4225 N. G Street (private home studio). Cost is $40, includes supplies. (509) 327-3726,

Beginning Bowl Turning Class – Basic class for students ages 18 and older. Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Cost is $55, includes the wood and use of power lathe and other tools (students may bring their own tools and wood). Preregistration required by Sept. 24. (509) 229-3414,,

Arts Alliance Fall Classes – Fall session is Sept. 28-Oct. 31; students must enroll by Monday. Youth Classes: Drop-In Art Adventures – Mondays-Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m. or Wednesdays 2-3:30 p.m.; $10 per class, $75 for 10 classes. High School Drawing – ages 13-18. Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m., $45. Fun with Drawing – ages 8-12. Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., $35. Maximize Your Camera Use – ages 13-18. Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., $45. Papier Mache Piggy Banks – ages 6-12. Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., $35. Adult Classes: Maximize Your Camera Use – Mondays, 6-8 p.m., $75. Pottery Wheel Basics – Mondays and Wednesdays, noon-2 p.m., $195. Working With Color – Tuesdays, noon-2:30 p.m., $100. Soul Collage – Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m., $100. Pottery Wheel Basics – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., $195. Beginning Stained Glass – Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m., or Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $120. Drawing Studio– Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m., $90. Painting in Watercolor – Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m., $110. Jewelry Silversmithing – Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m., $195. Advanced Stained Glass – Saturdays, 1-3:30 p.m., $135. Oil Painting – Oct. 10 and 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $195. Held at the studio, 308 Sixth Ave., Sandpoint. (208) 265-4303,

Silver Spurs International Folk Dance Youth Group – Classes teach cultural dances from around the world. Cost is $25-$40 per month of classes (costumes included). Dancers perform at community events such as the Fall Folk Festival and First Night. Classes are at 1426 E. 19th Ave. (509) 533-9966,

Spokane An Daire Irish Dancers Fall Semester – Beginner classes for ages 5 years and are held Mondays at 4 p.m. and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Costs start at $55/month. Call (509) 294-3771 for location and more information.


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., at the Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Road. Visitors welcome. (208) 762-0976

Spokane Valley Senior Writers – Informal group meets to write and exchange ideas, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. New members welcome. (509) 921-9284

RiversEdge Chorus of Sweet Adelines – Women’s a cappella singing group. Meets Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m., Millwood Community Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 323-9059,

Call for artists

Regional Juried Watermedia Exhibition – Open to all watermedia artists. Entries must be delivered to the Pullman Gallery, Market Square Building, 107 S. Grand Ave., Pullman, on Sept. 26. Jurying will take place that afternoon. Exhibition is Oct. 1-31 at the Pullman Gallery. E-mail or write to Palouse Watercolor Society, P.O. Box 9336, Moscow, Idaho, 83843 for more information and a prospectus.

Violence Awareness Month Art Contest – For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Lutheran Community Services is organizing an art contest focusing on the impact of domestic violence on children and teens. Artwork must be dropped off or sent to “Attention: Art Contest,” 210 W. Sprague Ave., Spokane, Wash., 99201 no later than 10 a.m. Sept. 28. Winners will be selected in age-group categories: children 10 and under, youth ages 11-19, and adults ages 20 and up. (509) 343-5012,

Call for nominations

2009 Governor’s Arts and Heritage Awards – Nominations are being accepted to honor outstanding artists, arts organizations, arts educators, supporters and cultural leaders in Washington state. Nominations are due by Sept. 30. Forms are available at awards.shtml. Awards will be presented in January 2010. (360) 586-8093,

Call for writers

Gray Dog Press – Publishers of SpokeWrite, a regional journal of art and writing, is seeking submissions of writing, art and photography focused on Eastern Washington/North Idaho for the fall and winter issues. Writing categories include: fiction, nonfiction, essay, life story, opinion, review, poetry, and group or club events. For submission specifics and more information, visit /spokewrite.html

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
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