Students & Parents

Arts & Crafts Fair Kids Booth

August 13 (10am-6pm) & August 14 (10am-4pm)

During the Arts & Crafts Fair at City Beach, POAC offers fun activities for kids in our Kids Booth, including painting, playdough, cereal necklaces, and our always-popular face painting by local artists.  We usually collaborate on a project with another local nonprofit- last year the Boy Scouts made survival cord bracelets.  $5 admission per child gives them access to all of these activities and more (proceeds help us replenish supplies each year and contribute to our Kaleidoscope program).  Parents are welcome to accompany their children throughout the Kids Booth.


Kaleidoscope Classes

The Kaleidoscope Art Program is an all-volunteer effort made possible by the Community Assistance League and the Pend Oreille Arts Council.  We bring the joy and enrichment of art to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders throughout Bonner County- kids who may not have art on a regular basis otherwise.

Students work in a variety of mediums, from clay to watercolor to collage (and many more), and study the Elements of Art, through a curriculum designed to complement the topics studied in their other classes.  Classes are taught once a month throughout the school year by trained community members.

If you would like to see Kaleidoscope art classes taught in your student’s class, contact your student’s teacher.  You may also contact the Kaleidoscope Director, Debbie Love, directly at (208) 863-7536 or email her at:

The Nutcracker Auditions

Sandpoint tradition: The Nutcracker is back!
Sandpoint tradition: The Nutcracker is back!

Have already happened for 2016
they will be scheduled again in Sept. 2017

Performance: December 12 at 7:00 pm at the Panida Theater

Once again, Eugene Ballet Company is bringing The Nutcracker to Sandpoint, and your child has the opportunity to dance alongside talented professional ballet dancers!

Baby Mice (ages 5-7):                4:00 – 4-30pm
Angels* (ages 7-9):                    4:30 – 5:00pm
Bon Bons* (ages 9-11):             5:00 – 6:00pm
Party Children* (ages 11-15):   6:00 – 7:30pm
Waltz (at least 3 yrs. pointe):    7:30 – 8:30pm

* One year of ballet training required

  • $5 audition fee
  • Arrive 20 minutes early
  • Appropriate class attire required
  • Must be available for all rehearsals and performances
  • 2016 audition and rehearsal questions: Choreographer Becky Lucas (208) 265-9186

Missoula Children’s Theatre Auditions for
“Gulliver’s Travels”

MCT’s 2017 “Gulliver’s Travels”

April 24, 2017

Every year, Missoula Children’s Theatre brings their big red truck and two talented performer/teachers to Sandpoint, where they work with 50+ local children to produce a creative new take on a classic fairytale.  Full of music, laughter, and fun, their weeklong workshop culminates in a performance at the Panida Theatre, complete with costumes, sets, and unforgettable songs.