A&E briefs — Feb. 6, 2019

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019 1:30am
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Local author to appear at Port Angeles Art Walk event

Pam Fries, a local author and illustrator of the children’s picture book, “Something’s Eating the Garden,” will be signing books from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at One of A Kind Art Gallery in the Landing Mall in Port Angeles, during the Port Angeles Art Walk.

The softcover book is available locally at Sunny Farms and Nash’s Organic Produce and in Port Angeles at Swains, Olympic Stationers, and One of a Kind Art Gallery. The hardback is available at One of A Kind Gallery.

Cedar tree talks set at river center

As a partner with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, the Dungeness River Audubon Center is dedicating the month of February to the tribe’s 10,000-year connection with Western Cedar Tree. A series of talks on the Western Cedar Tree is set for 5:30 p.m. each Friday of the month, held at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road. There is no cost to attend.

The series includes:

• Feb. 8 — “Western Cedar, Importance to Salmon” with Robert Knapp

• Feb. 15 — “Historical Relationships Between S’Klallam People and Cedar” with David Brownell

• Feb. 22 — “Xpay-Western Red Cedar, the Tree of Life” with Lisa Barrell and Mackenzie Grinnell

For more information, email to RCEducation@Olympus.net or call 360-681-4076.

Varner’s work earns spot at QuiltCon 2019

Sequim quilter Marla Varner’s work will be featured at QuiltCon 2019, an international modern quilt show set for Feb. 21–24, in Nashville, Tenn.

QuiltCon is held each year by the Modern Quilt Guild, a nonprofit organization that supports and encourages the growth and development of modern quilting.

Varner’s work was one of just 400 quilts selected from a pool of more than 1,700 entries for this year’s show. Her work was chosen by a jury of modern quilters.

Varner has been quilting for more than 25 years and has been a member of the Modern Quilt Guild since 2014. She primarily works using an improvisational process and uses free form cutting techniques to create unique quilts. She shares her work and her process at pennylanequilts.com.

“I am very excited that my latest quilt, “At the Junction” was chosen for the show,” Varner said. “It is entered in the Improvisation category and is the largest quilt I have made using this approach. I’m looking forward to attending the convention in Nashville and being inspired by the talented quilters in our international community.”

‘Using Love To Improve Your Life’

M.E. Bartholomew presents a workshop titled “Using Love To Improve Your Life,” part of the 2nd Tuesday Featured Speaker Series sponsored by Skwim Toastmasters, Sequim’s Toastmasters Club. The meeting, set for 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, is free and open to the public. Preregistration is requested at LoveImprovesLife.eventbrite.com.

Bartholomew, a Port Angeles resident and an Eden Energy Medicine Clinical Practitioner, offers practical solutions to calm oneself and to create new neuro pathways for quicker inner access to love and compassion.

Attending the event is free, but space is limited. Pre-registration is requested at LoveImprovesLife.eventbrite.com.

Skwim Toastmasters is part of Toastmasters International, a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. See 907529.toastmastersclubs.org and www.facebook.com/SequimToast masters.

City of Sequim seeking performers, sponsors

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission are accepting applications for performers and vendors for the 2019 season of Music in the Park and the Annual Block Party.

Music in the Park is held 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday evenings, June 25-Aug. 27, at the James Center for the Performing Arts in Carrie Blake Community Park, 350 N. Blake Ave. The Annual Block Party is 5-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, (musical performances from 7-10 p.m.) at the City of Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St.

Proposals from qualified organizations to provide food and non-alcoholic beverage sales, and qualified organizations to provide beer and wine sales at a “beer garden” style venue are also being accepted.

The deadline for applications is March 1.

Both Music in the Park and Annual Block Party are events that rely heavily on community sponsorships, city representatives say. There are several sponsorship levels and opportunities available. Find applications and more on the city’s website at www.sequimwa.gov/bids.aspx.

Contact Arts Coordinator Cyndi Hueth at 360-582-2477 or chueth@sequimwa.gov with questions.

Free singing lessons

The Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus is sponsoring free singing lessons for men on Tuesday nights through Feb. 19. Lessons start at 6:30 p.m. and last one hour. Lessons are at Sunland Golf and Country Club, 108 Hilltop Drive, with chorus director Linda Muldowney leading the lessons. Attend as many sessions as you choose; there is no obligation to join the chorus.

See opmenschorus.com for more information.

Poet takes stage at PC writers series

Poet Rick Barot is the featured guest for the second reading of Peninsula College’s Winter Quarter Foothills Writers Series, taking to the Maier Performance Hall stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. The event is free and open to the public.

Barot directs The Rainier Writing Workshop through Pacific Lutheran University and is the poetry editor for New England Review. His fourth book of poems, “The Galleons,” is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions.

Barot was born in the Philippines and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. His three volumes of poetry, “The Darker Fall” (2002), “Want” (2008), and “Chord” (2015), were published by Sarabande Books.

The Foothills Writers Series features two more readings this winter: Michael Calvin Mills on Feb. 22 and a reading and conversation between poets Alice Derry and Charlotte Gould Warren on March 8.

For more information, contact Dr. Bruce Hattendorf at bhattendorf@pencol.edu.

Duo to perfrom at Wind Rose Cellars

Mudville Duo plays from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St. Mudville Duo includes two members Joy in Mudville — Jason Mogi (vocals, banjo, guitar)and Paul Stehr-Green (bass) — and play a mixture of original tunes along with some favorites.

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