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A&E briefs

MAC offers art classes for children
The Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley offers Monday and Friday art classes for children from preschool through K-8 at the MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St., and at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road. for details and registration forms. To register, call instructor Frances Rice at 681-0109 or e-mail

Learn East Coast Swing
Steve Johnson offers beginning dance lessons in East Coast Swing from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays starting today, Jan. 9, at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh Ave. Cost is $5 per class or $30 for eight weeks. Proceeds fund community dances.

Local students star in country-western musical
Olympic Theatre Arts, The Missoula Children's Theatre and more than 50 local students present "Beauty Lou and the Country Beast," a fresh country-western musical look at a favorite story, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Sequim High School auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students at the door.

Backcountry Film Festival screens
The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles. Admission is $10, with proceeds funding Peninsula Boys & Girls Clubs winter activities at Hurricane Ridge.

SARC offers oil painting classes
Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center, 610 N. Fifth Ave., offers an oil painting class for all skill levels on Thursdays from Jan. 10-Feb. 28. Select either a 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. class time. All supplies are included in class fee. Call 683-3344, ext. 10, for details.

Book discussion set
The Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., hosts a discussion of Jeffrey Eugenides' "Middlesex" at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. Copies of the book, as well as audio and downloadable versions, are available at the library and can be requested online through the library catalog at Registration for this free program is not required and drop-ins are welcome. Call 683-1161 or visit

Piano concert set
Portland pianist John Nilsen gives a concert of music from folk to jazz to hymns at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim. No admission; an offering will be taken.
Call the church at 683-5367.

'Circus Cinema' begins
Academy Award winner "The Greatest Show On Earth" opens a three-film Circus Cinema series at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. The free series is a special event of the Winter Reading Circus reading program for adults. Upcoming films include Cirque Du Soleil's "Varekai" (Feb. 20) and "Cabaret" (March 20). Visit www.nols. org for films in Port Angeles.

'Night Circus' opens reading program discussions
"The Night Circus," Erin Morgenstern's novel about competing illusionists, will be discussed at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., as part of the Winter Reading Circus program for adults. Participants will be entered in the prize drawings for e-readers or a stay at Lake Crescent Lodge.
Print copies of the book are available at the library, along with audiobooks on CD. Drop-ins are always welcome.

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