A&E briefs — March 7, 2018

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 1:30am
  • Life

Documentary on life of Comanche activist

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library’s next Native Film Night presents “Ladonna Harris: Indian 101” from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the Red Cedar Hall on the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Campus, 1033 Old Blyn Highway. The documentary film tells about Comanche activist LaDonna Harris, who led an extensive life of Native political and social activism and is now passing on her traditional cultural and leadership values to a new generation of emerging indigenous leaders.

Admission is free, and Refreshments will be served.

For more information about this event, contact Tribal Librarian Bonnie Roos at 360-582-5783.

Vocal performances at Peninsula College

Join Peninsula College’s Vocal Harmony for a performance at Studium Generale at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Peninsula College’s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. At 7 p.m. that same day, the college’s Vocal Jazz ensembles presents a free concert in Maier Performance Hall, also on the college’s campus.

These will be the last performances by the groups ahead of Vocal Harmony’s trip to Ireland, March 15-30, where they will visit colleges in Dublin, Cork, Bishoptown, Waterford and Galway.

The evening Maier Hall concert will include the PC Singers, with members Sam Hegarty and Evelyn Leigh of Sequim, and Shawn Lewis, Kylea Tucker and Clare Wegener Kylea Tucker of Port Angeles. Members of Vocal Harmony include Alexis Haman and Brandi Larson of Sequim, Tiarra Delatorre, Nitasha Lewis, Brittney Sofie and Marissa Wilson of Port Angeles, and Robbin Eaves of Joyce.

The groups will perform standards such as “Spooky,” “Operator” and “Deedle’s Blues.”

For more information, contact Elaine Gardner-Morales at egardner@pencol.edu.

Fiddlers set meeting

The Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association will meet starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St. Fiddle group lessons with Derek Stallman are from 9:30-11 a.m.; member lessons are free. Open jamming is from noon-1:30, with performance by members from 1:30-3 p.m. Snacks will available and donations are welcome.

Library talk takes on ‘Empire of Glass’

The Second Saturday Book Discussion Group at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, to discuss Kaitlin Solimine’s “Empire of Glass,” at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Copies of “Empire of Glass” are available in various formats including regular print, large print, audiobook on CD and downloadable eBook, which may be requested online by visiting the library catalog at www.nols.org. A limited number of copies of each book discussion selection are available at the library the month prior to each meeting. To view a complete list of the 2018 selections, visit www.nols.org/book-discussion-groups.

This program is supported by the Friends of the Sequim Library. To participate, simply read the book and attend the discussion; no reservations are needed, and drop-ins are always welcome.

Visit www.nols.org, email Discover@nols.org or call 360-683-1161.

Mosaic’s monthly dance set for March 10

Clallam Mosaic, a local nonprofit that works to enrich, encourage and empower people with developmental disabilities, hosts the group’s monthly dance on from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church at 510 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles.

The door charge is $5 for the dance and $2 for lunch (optional); there is no charge for accompanying caregivers. On the menu are sloppy joes, pasta salad and fruit. There is always dessert including a sugar-free option. Drinks, including water, will be available.

Enjoy music, dancing and friendship.

The next dance is scheduled for April 14. For more information, visit www.clallammosaic.org.

Trio to play Maier Hall

The Deka Piano Trio Recital is slated for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Peninsula College’s Maier Hall, 1502 Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. The trio includes: Penelope Linterman, violin; Marlene Moore, cello, and Gary McRoberts, piano. They will play works by Claude Debussy, Cecile Chamanade and Richard Strauss. Cost is $15 for general admission, $12 for students.

Reduced price tickets for Juan de Fuce fest

Early bird passes for the 25th Annual Juan de Fuca Festival are available now. The four-day pass tickets are $65 and are available through May 1; get them at Joyful Noise Music Center, 112 W. Washington St., Sequim, or Port Book and News, 104 E. First St., Port Angeles. The early bird price of $65 will disappear on May 1. From May 1-May 25, the price for the pass goes to $75.

Regional acts include Con Brio, MarchFourth, Curtis Salgado, The Sam Chase, World’s Finest, Royal Jelly Jive, Deep Blue Jam, David Jacobs-Strain/Bob Beach, Pearl Django, Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band, Laura Love, The Rowan Brothers, Christian Swenson, Victoria Ballet, Damonde Tschritter, Rosie & The Riveters and All My Exes Live In Texas. Local acts include Joy in Mudville, Ches Ferguson, Chandra Johnson/Home School Boys and Grandpa’s Grandkids.

See http://jffa.org/ for more information.

Mapes is PC’s Writer-In-Residence

Noted author and environmental sciences reporter for The Seattle Times, Lynda Mapes, has been named the 2018 Writer in Residence at Peninsula College.

Mapes will host events at the Elwha Heritage Center and at various locations on the college campus between 10 a.m.-3 p.m., May 14–17.

“Residents of the North Olympic Peninsula, visitors to Olympic National Park and influentials across the state should take note of (Mapes’) deep expertise in environmental affairs at a time of accelerating global climate change,” PC Journalism Professor Rich Riski said.

Specific information on locations, readings and workshops will be released in April. For more information, contact Riski at rriski@pencol.edu.

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