Poet performs at Bella Italia
Mary Lou Sanelli, author, speaker and dance teacher, will appear at Bella Italia, 118 E. First St., Port Angeles, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, for a live performance from her book of poetry “The Immigrant’s Table. “The story is all about Italian food. And being Italian. It’s a fun presentation. People can order off the regular menu … drink wine … and listen and laugh,” Sanelli said.
Call 360-457-5442 for reservations.
Arts to Elders comes to Sequim, hosts Friedman
The Northwind Arts Center hosts a free concert featuring Judith-Kate Friedman at 2 p.m. Wednesday April 24, at Suncrest Village, 251 S. Fifth Ave.
The first Arts to Elders concert held outside Port Townsend, the event originally was scheduled for February but was postponed because of a winter storm.
Friedman is an award-winning performing songwriter, folk/roots recording artist and producer.
The Arts to Elders concert series is an outreach service of the Northwind Arts Center in cooperation with Port Townsend’s five senior residential care centers. The concerts normally rotate among the centers, but are open and free to all. This is the first concert in Sequim.
For more information, call the Northwind Arts Center at 360-379-1086.
Library group to talk ‘I’ll Push You’
The Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group meets at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., to discuss “I’ll Push You” by Patrick Gray. The story includes two best friends, 500 miles, one wheelchair and the challenge of a lifetime.
Copies of the title are available in various formats including regular print, large print, audiobook and downloadable eBook; visit the library catalog at www.nols.org. A limited number of copies of each book discussion selection are available at the library. See a complete list of 2019 Book Discussion Group selections at www.nols.org/book-discussion-groups.
To participate, simply read the book and attend the discussion; no reservations are needed and drop-ins are welcome.
Coryell-Martin’s ice-themed art on display
Maria Coryell-Martin, an artist following the tradition of traveling artists as naturalists and educators, will have her work featured in a solo exhibition in Peninsula College’s PUB Gallery of Art, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, through May 16.
Coryell-Martin will also host an artist talk in the Little Theater at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, as a part of Peninsula College’s Studium Generale lecture series, with a reception following in the gallery.
The exhibit will feature field sketches and studio paintings from both Greenland and Antarctica. Since 2005, she has focused on painting polar and glaciated regions, working scientists and expeditions in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Canada, Greenland and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Both the exhibition and Studium events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Michael Paul Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
County tunes set at the grange
The Buck Ellard Band plays country favorites from 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road. The $10 entry fee includes Easter dinner.
Men with Guitars set for April 20
The Men with Guitars concert is back in 2019, helping support the Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Foundation, at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.
Enjoy music from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s as performed by Steve Anderson and BBR — Bill Tiderman, Barry Burnett and Rudy Maxion.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are a suggested $15 donation; no advance tickets are available.
All proceeds go to educational programs and projects of Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Foundation, a Sequim based 501(c)(3) providing access to education to women and children in Chiapas, Mexico.
For more information, call 360-809-0393.
Call for artists, creators
Organizers of the Sequim Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair Reuse Showcase are seeking upcycle art entries for the event set for May 3 and 4.
The public is invited to bring DIY reuse, recycle, repurpose creations during the event and for visitors to vote for winners. Enter to win in People’s Choice Awards in four categories: Wearable, Functional, Decorative and Kids 15 and under. Winners are announced on Sunday, May 5.
Bring your work to the showcase booth during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim from 5-8 p.m. May 3, or during morning hours on Saturday, May 4, at the Sequim Civic Plaza, 152 W. Cedar St. For more information, contact Kelly Jo Hill at 360-461-3950 or InnovativeAC@irrigationfestival.com.
Trio takes stage for Maier Hall series
The PNW Trio — including Jennifer Nelson (clarinet), Wendy Wilhelmi (flute) and Francine Peterson (bassoon) — take to the stage at the 2019 Maier Hall Concert Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
The three women that comprise the trio have been friends and colleagues for decades, and are all busy freelance musicians in Seattle. Individually, they have performed with most of the major orchestras and professional theaters in the Pacific Northwest region, as well as playing on hundreds of recordings for motion pictures, television and video games. During their PC performance, they will premiere “Triology” by PC faculty composer David P. Jones.
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $5 for students with ID, and are available at bookaneer.pencol.edu/ MerchList.aspx?ID=11646.
For more information, contact Jones at email@example.com.