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June 14, 2006


Grab Your Trombone and Join the Band

If you're a big band player in need of a big band, you're in luck: the Intermountain Jazz Collective at Northwest Nazarene University is looking for more players for their upcoming season. This community jazz band rehearses on Monday nights at 7 p.m. in the NNU band room, and they welcome new members, from student, amateur to professional musicians.

For more information, call 331-4745. They really want to hear from the local music community.

Take a Seat and Support the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre

The Kenworthy up in Moscow has come up with a way to raise some money to keep the place running: by appealing to our egos. Most of us won't ever see our names in lights, but we make sure someone sees our name on the back of the chair in front of them. For $500 per chair (convenient payment plan: $250 installments over two years or $200--yes, $200--installments over three--yes, three--years), your name will be engraved on a brass name plate and mounted on the back of the seat of your choosing (first-come, first-served). The money will go toward the Kenworthy's daily operations as well as help in renovation costs.

To reserve your own brass name plate, call (208) 882-4127.

Spots Still Available in the SVCA's Fiction Writing Workshop

Adults need edifying summer activities, too. The Sun Valley Center for the Arts will hold its first-ever fiction writing workshop during the week of June 19 through 23, and there is still time to register. The cost is $300 for SVCA members and $350 for non-members. Scholarships are available. The class meets at the Hailey annex (314 S. Second Ave.) of the SVCA. For more information or to register, call (208) 726-9491, ext. 10.

This fiction writing workshop will be led by award-winning author and Arizona State University professor Ron Carlson. Carlson teaches creative writing at the graduate and undergraduate level at ASU. He is the author of numerous short stories that have appeared in several magazines, literary journals and anthologies. You can hear him read from recent works on Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at the SVCA in Ketchum (191 Fifth St. E.) and it's free and open to the public.

Carlson isn't the only one giving readings, though: Workshop students will give a public reading of their work on Thursday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at the Hailey annex.

Class Clown: Educator Appreciation at the Funny Bone

Everyone knows that the Funny Bone Comedy Club is the place in Boise to see comedy professionals ply the stand-up arts. But they also like to support the unsung members of the community with free admission.

Teachers: listen up. School's out, and the Funny Bone wants to make sure your summers aren't boring. In appreciation and support of the educators in this community, the Funny Bone offers Educator Appreciation through August 20. This means that anyone employed in the education field can get two complimentary admission tickets to each show (shows billed as "special engagements" excluded) during this period just by calling and making a reservation.

For more information, contact the Funny Bone (405 S. 8th St.) by calling 331-2663 or on the Web at