Variety show packed with local talent
The next installment Your Community Variety Show is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Old Dungeness Schoolhouse, 657 Towne Road, and includes music by Olympic Generations, Kate Lily and Derek Stallman, as well as non-musical performances by Terry Moore, Ruth Marcus and Devin (a one-name comedian).
On Jan. 16, the Olympic Mountain Cloggers dance troupe was a “big hit,” says organizer/host Michael Bunnell. “Our audience loved it every bit as much as I hoped they would,” he said. Last-minute cancellations by two acts due to illness left a gap in the program that was filled by Buttercup Lane, the popular four-person combo that had headlined the December show.
Your Community Variety Show is a two-hour program of live entertainment held at the historic Old Dungeness Schoolhouse on the third Tuesday of every month. Amateur performers as well as professionals perform at no charge, and there is no admission charge for the audience.
For more information, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert to raise funds for PFOA
Local musicians Dave and Rosalie Secord are set to entertain the audience at a spaghetti dinner set for 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road. Dinner is $10 per person and includes garlic bread, salad and dessert; a meatless option is available. Funds raised go to support the Peninsula Friends Of Animals. For more information, call 360-452-0414, ext. 3.
Memoir takes spotlight at Peninsula College
Peninsula College instructor Eric Dieterle presents his memoir, “Where the Wind Dreams of Staying,” at the next Studium Generale presentation, set for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Peninsula College’s Little Theatre, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.
Dieterle lives, teaches, and writes in Port Angeles after a recent move from Flagstaff, Ariz. He has written for newspapers and published essays in journals of environmental literature. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Kate Reavey at email@example.com.
Monday Musicale set
Monday Musicale will meet at noon Monday, Feb. 19, in the Queen of Angels fellowship hall, 209 W. 11th St., Port Angeles. The luncheon meeting will be followed by 1 p.m. entertainment, which is open to the public. Pianist Ken Young, a retired Boeing engineer, will perform.
For more information, call Helen Coleman at 360-775-0594.
Sequim writing group to meet Sunday
Christian writers from throughout Clallam County are invited to an organizational meeting of a Christian writers’ group at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Dungeness Community Church, 45 Eberle Way, Sequim.
Crystal Linn, a local author and editor, is heading the effort to provide mutual support and encouragement to Christian writers in the area.
“Anyone interested in writing is welcome,” Linn said, “whether published or not. I hope this will be a safe place to share and learn together.”
The form and function of the group will be considered at the meeting, but Linn would like to have a series of speakers on writing skills and publishing, as well as the opportunity to develop critique groups for those who want more personal feedback on their writing.
For more information, contact Linn at 206-715-2505.
Learn glass-blowing skills at OPAA meeting
The next Olympic Peninsula Art Association members meeting is set for 9:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Feb. 21, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave. A presentation will be given by Megan Schmidlkofer about her glass-blowing art.
‘A Garden’ earns spot in Seattle auction
Sequim artist Linda Collins Chapman’s “A Garden” was recently selected to be included in the 2018 Artist Trust Gala Art Auction, set for Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Fisher Pavilion in the Seattle Center. Artist Trust supports Washington artists of various creative disciplines through financial grants, career training and other professional resources. Chapman’s support of Artist Trust began in 2015 by serving as a GAP Award panelist (GAP awards are one of Artist Trusts’ flagship awards since 1987, supporting both emerging and established artists).
Chapman has been a professional artist for more than 40 years. Her work has been shown nationwide and is collected on four continents. She relocated from Kauai to Sequim in 2010 and lives with her husband of 46 years, Ned. Preview the Gala Art Auction and find more information about the event at www.artisttrustauction.org. Find more information about Chapman and her work at www.lin dachapmandesign.com.
Military, law enforcement stories set at Fourth Friday
The next Fourth Friday Readings session is set for 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 at The Lodge, 660 Evergreen Farm Way. The event features Rex Barton and Ken Leuthold, who will tell stories from military/law enforcement careers.
Writers may sign-up for five-minute open mic readings that follow. Guidelines are available through firstname.lastname@example.org.