Jam, listen with fiddlers
Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association members will meet and perform on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St. The scheduled includes open jamming from 9:30-11 a.m., a business meeting at 11 a.m. performance by members 1:30-3 p.m.
The performance is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.
There is a group fiddle lesson for members taught by Derek Stallman from 9:30-11 a.m., with focus on bowing patterns and exercises, fiddle scales, rhythms and learning by ear. Member lessons are free.
The Washington Old Time Fiddlers is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and perpetuating the art of old time fiddle music and associated arts and skills.
Accordion social set for Sunday
Join fellow accordion players, enthusiasts and dancers for an afternoon of music and fun at the Sequim Accordion Social, set for 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St.
Players of all levels are encouraged to bring their accordion and play up to three pieces. The intent of the social is to have a supportive and friendly atmosphere where players can play and everyone can enjoy some great music.
Admission is by donation ($2-3 suggested). The featured player for the second half of the afternoon is Lyle Schaefer, who has played professionally for more than 50 years, playing for all kinds of venues, organizations and dance clubs. The program will feature show tunes from the great musicals of the 1940s and into the 1970s.
Trinity United hosts Christmas Lane Fair
About 40 local crafters will offer their works at the Christmas Lane Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. Chili, soup and pie will be on the menu in the “Holly Daze Cafe.” A bake table will provide take-home treats. Proceeds help fund the church’s mission projects.
‘Reel Injun’ screens in Blyn
Native Film Night screens “Reel Injun,” a documentary about the evolution of the depiction of First Nations people in film from the silent era to today, from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Red Cedar Hall Community Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The film featuring clips from hundreds of films, candid interviews with famous native and non-native directors, writers and actors, and traces how the image of First Nations people in cinema have influenced the understanding and misunderstanding of their culture and history.
‘Trudell’ shows in Port Angeles
In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E. First St., Port Angeles, screens the award-winning documentary “Trudell” from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15.
“Trudell” is a 2005 documentary about John Trudell, an American Indian activist and poet. The film traces Trudell’s life from his childhood in Omaha, Neb., through his role as a leader of the American Indian movement. It also covers his rebirth as a musician and spoken word poet after his wife died in a house fire suspected as arson.
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