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music



Thursday Sept. 25

• Mark Whitman Band. 8 p.m.-midnight. 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.



Friday Sept. 26

• Howley Slim. Original folk songs. 6-9 p.m. Galare Thai, 120 W. Bell St., Sequim. 683-8069.

• Whiskey Creek. Lynard Skynard Tribute Band. 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.



Friday-Saturday Sept. 26-27

• Tim Hall Band. Blues and rock. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Oasis Sports Bar & Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Sequim. 582-3143.



Saturday Sept. 27

• Cesar Medel. Classical guitar. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. JACE music stage at Sequim Open Aire Market, Cedar Street between Second and Sequim avenues. www.sequimmarket.com.

• Washington Old Time Fiddlers. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum. Free. 417-6950 or handrlester@olypen.com.

• Haywire, country, 5-8:30 p.m. Whiskey Creek, 9 p.m. 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.



Sunday-Monday Sept. 28-29

• Stardust Big Band. 5:30-9 p.m. 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.



Thursday Oct. 2

• Karaoke. 6:30-7:45 p.m. 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.



Friday Oct. 3

• Tracy Blume. Jazz. 6-9 p.m. Galare Thai, 120 W. Bell St., Sequim. 683-8069.

• Red Hotz. Northwest dance band. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.



Saturday Oct. 4

• JuanaMarimba, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. JACE music stage at Sequim Open Aire Market, Cedar Street between Second and Sequim avenues. www.sequimmarket.com.

• Leon Hendrix, 8 -9:30 p.m.; Goldy McJohn and Friendz, Steppenwolf, rock and blues, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.



Wednesdays

• Open mic. 6:30-9:30 p.m., sign-up begins 6:30 p.m. The Buzz, 130 N. Sequim Ave. Sequim. Free. 683-2503.

• Open mic. 7 p.m. The Upstage Theatre and Restaurant, 923 Washington St., Port Townsend. 360-385-2216.

• Karaoke with Big Dog. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Oasis Sports Bar & Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Sequim. 582-3143.



Thursdays

• TBA 6-10 p.m. Karaoke with Big Dog, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Oasis Sports Bar & Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Sequim. 582-3143.

• Open mic. 7 p.m. The Itty Bitty Buzz, 110 E. First St., Port Angeles. Free. 565-8080.



Thursdays-Saturdays

• Jess Doenges. 5-7 p.m. Rick's Place, 102 W. Front St., Port Angeles. 452-8683.



Tuesdays

• Informal jam session, bring guitar, voice, other instruments and friends. 7-9:30 p.m. The Veela Cafe, 133 E. First St., Port Angeles. 452-5040.



art exhibits,

receptions/openings



Wednesday Oct. 1 - Friday Dec. 19

• Natural Material/Material Nature, a juried fiber arts exhibition that explores how organic substances and environment influence creativity and the significant connection with fabric. Sequim Museum and Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St., Sequim. 683-8110.



Friday Oct. 3

• Work of October artists Viva Jones, ceramic sculptor, and Susan Martin Spar, painter, highlighted for First Friday reception. 5:30-7 p.m. The Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington, Sequim. 681-6033.

• First Friday Art Walk Sequim, a fun and free self-guided tour of local art galleries, artists' studios, Museum and Arts Center, and other art venues. 5-8 p.m. Participating venues exhibit original local artwork or showcase local artists including visual, musical, performance, literary, culinary and decorative talents. Several venues provide special events with opportunities to interact with the arts. Visit ww.sequimartwalk.com to download a map and find out about special events. E-mail renne@uniqueasyou.com.



Friday Oct. 3-Sunday Oct. 26

• Northwind Arts Alliance and Port Townsend Arts Commission present 10th annual Art Port Townsend festival, celebrating visual arts. Juried show, "Expressions Northwest" noon-5 p.m. Thursdays-Mondays Oct. 3-26 at Northwind Arts Center, 2409 Jefferson St., Port Townsend. Juror Barbara Shaiman from Seattle Art Museum presents a free lecture about "Current Northwest Perspective" 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at Northwind Arts Center. Artwork from studio tour artists on display at Courtyard Gallery, 940 Washington St., Port Townsend Oct. 3; artists' studio tour 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11-12. Writers respond to individual works in the show or the show as a whole and read their responses

7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Northwind Arts Center. www.artporttownsend.org or 360-301-6178.



ongoing exhibits



• Olympic Peaks Camera Club featured through Sept. 27. Museum and Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St., Sequim. 683-8110.

• Exhibits include the work of new members Ryoko Toyama, watercolor, and Michael Kenney, jewelry, as well as September artists Larry McCaffrey, abstract sculpture, and Catherine Mix, watercolor. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., Sequim. Through Sept. 30. 681-6033.

• Caroline Culbertson, Pacific Northwest wildlife artist, through Sept. 30. The Buzz Cafe, 128 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. 683-2503.

• Port Hadlock sculptor David Eisenhour and Bainbridge Island installation and site artist Kristin Tollefson, through Oct. 5. Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

• Ninth season of "Art Outside" includes new works by 20 artists. Webster's Woods Art Park, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Open daylight hours year-round, free admission. 457-3532.

• Permanent exhibit, "Strong People: The Faces of Clallam County," features the history of the county in the upper level. 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Clallam County Historical Society Museum at the Carnegie, Second and Lincoln streets, Port Angeles. 452-2662.

• Works of John Barrett, Doris Norton, L. Lehr, Karin Anderson, Mary Marsh, Randy Radock and Sallie Radock. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Classic Custom Floors Showroom, 190 Center Park Way, Sequim. 683-8500.



theater



Through Oct. 5

• Port Angeles Community Players' production of Joseph Kesselring's "Arsenic and Old Lace" continues at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26-27, 30, Oct. 3-4, and 2 p.m. Sept. 28 and Oct. 5. Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Tickets, $10, available at Odyssey Bookshop in Port Angeles or at www.PACommunityPlayers.com. 452-6651.



Wednesday Sept. 24

• Debbie Wooten. Comedy. 8:30 p.m. 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.



Thursday Sept. 25

• Teatro Milagro Theater Group from Portland, Ore., opens Studium Generale's 2008-2009 season with original bilingual play "Zapatista," which recounts the story of subcomandante insurgente Marcos and the Zapatista National Liberation Army in Mexico. Noon. Little Theater, Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Free. 417-6260.



Wednesday Oct. 1

• Rod Long. Comedy. 8:30 p.m. 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.



dance



Wednesdays

• Line dance lessons for high beginner, intermediate and advanced dancers. 9-11 a.m. Pioneer Memorial Park clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim. $5 per week. 681-2987.



Thursdays

• Western line dancing lessons. High beginner, intermediate and advanced. 9-11 a.m. Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road,

Sequim. $3 per week. 681-2826.



Fridays

• Western line dancing classes. Beginner, 10-11:30 a.m. Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, Sequim. $3 per week. 681-2826.



Saturdays

• Hula dance classes for teens, adults and seniors. 10-11 a.m. Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. $5 per class,

$3 for senior center members. 253-288-0450.



Tuesdays

• Port Angeles Senior Swingers dance with Wally and the Boys. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St. Suggested donation $4, first visit free. 457-5472.



events



Wednesday Sept. 24

• Sequim Prairie Grange Booster Night begins with a potluck at 6:30 p.m., followed by entertainment and a presentation of pins and certificates to 25-, 50- and 60-year members. Bring the family and something to share for dinner. 290 Macleay Road, Sequim. 683-3194 or Bob Clark, 683-4431.



Friday-Saturday Sept. 26-27

• Dungeness River Festival offers live music, bird walks, river talks, children's activities, watershed displays, vendors, food and an art exhibit. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim. 681-4076 or rivercenter@olympus.net.



Saturday Sept. 27

• Sequim Open Aire Market. Community booths include Sequim Arts, Looms for Love, Clallam Transit. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cedar Street in downtown Sequim, between Second and Sequim avenues. www.sequimmarket.com.

• Acoustic performer Kevin Lee Magner presents live music. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Damiana's Best Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Sequim. 683-7697.



Sunday Sept. 28

• Hotcakes and Handlebars displays vintage motorcycles at the Sequim Prairie Grange pancake breakfast. Breakfast served

7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., including pancakes, ham, eggs and beverages. Sequim Prairie Grange Hall, 290 Macleay Road. $5 adults; $3, 10 and younger. 681-4189.



Friday-Sunday Oct. 3-5

• Discover "Earth's Treasures" at Clallam County Gem & Mineral Society's annual show. Includes games, demonstrations, a silent auction and raffle prizes. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 3-4; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 5. Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St. 565-8301 or 681-2323.

• North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival includes a museum exhibition, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects with children and adults, sale of local artists' work, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses and instructional resources. Opens Oct. 3 during First Friday Art Walk. Event locations include Museum and Arts Center and Sequim Open Aire Market,

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 4 on Cedar Street. Free. 460-3023.



Saturday Oct. 4

• Bulbs, native plants, trees, shrubs, grasses and ground covers are available at the Clallam County Master Gardener fall plant sale.

9 a.m.-noon. Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road, Sequim. Free. 683-7652.

• Sequim Open Aire Market. Community booths include Fiber Arts Festival. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cedar Street in downtown Sequim, between Second and Sequim avenues. www.sequimmarket.com.



ongoing events



Wednesdays

• Bird walks at Dungeness River Audubon Center's lower Dungeness riparian forest. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Railroad Bridge Park. 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim. 681-4076.

• Bridge at the Sequim Senior Activity Center. 1 p.m. All playing skill levels welcome. Other activities: senior workout, 9 a.m.; glee club, 10 a.m.; Wii video games, 3:15-4:45 p.m. 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. 683-6806.



Thursdays

• Hula dancing, 10-11 a.m., bingo, 12:30 p.m., Scrabble, 1 p.m., stretch yoga, 1-2:30, 3-4:45 p.m., karate, 6:30-8 p.m. Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. 683-6806.

• Thursday freeplay slot tournament. 5-7 p.m. 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.

• Texas hold 'em, ages 21 and older. 6-11 p.m. Castaways, 1213 Marine Drive, Port Angeles. Free; beginners to experts. 461-3400.



Fridays

• Senior workout, 9 a.m., pinochle, 12:30 p.m., sing-along, 2:30 p.m., bingo, 6 p.m. Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. 683-6806.



Saturdays

• Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardeners diagnostic plant clinics. Bring samples of plant problems, sealed in plastic bags, and gardening questions. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Co-op Farm & Garden, 216 E. Washington St., Sequim. 417-2514.

• Texas hold 'em poker. 2 p.m. Oasis Sports Bar & Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Sequim. 582-3143.



Saturdays and Sundays

• Mid Way swap meet. New vendors welcome. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Parking lot of Lost Mountain Surf Company, 261391 Highway 101. 683-9001.



Mondays

• Blood pressure screening. 9-11 a.m. Faith Lutheran Church, Fourth Avenue and Cedar Street, Sequim. Free. 681-0103.

• Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardeners diagnostic plant clinics. Bring samples of plant problems, sealed in plastic bags, and gardening questions. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Old Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. 417-2514.

• Senior workout, bridge, walking group, 9 a.m., art with Judy Priest, and Spanish, 10 a.m., knitting and crocheting, 10:30 a.m., gentle yoga chair exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., yoga, 2-3:30 p.m., karate, 6:30-8 p.m. Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. 683-6806.



Tuesdays

• Crafts, 10 a.m., SHIBA health insurance advice, 10 a.m.-noon, dominoes, 1 p.m., pingpong, 2-3:30 p.m., Middle Eastern dancers, 7-9 p.m. Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. 683-6806.

• Barstool bingo. 4-7 p.m. Oasis Sports Bar & Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Sequim. 582-3143.



classes

and demonstrations



Wednesday Sept. 24

• Pat McCollum teaches "Exercise: How Often? How Long? How Hard?," 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Second floor conference room, OMC Medical Services Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Free. 417-7486 or cardiacprogram.com.

• Septics 101, Clallam County Environmental Health Division class that teaches homeowners how septic systems work and how to keep them in good working condition. 6-8 p.m. Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim, 417-2258.

• Basics of Adobe Elements 6 class for students comfortable using Windows XP or Vista. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Step Ahead Photo, 865 Carlsborg Road, Suite E,, Carlsborg. Call 452-3408.

• Laura Murtha teaches a weekly self-defense class. Classes offered for adults and children, private lessons available. 7-8 p.m. Sequim Karate Club, 1600 Carlsborg Road, Sequim. Free. 452-5653.



Thursday Sept 25

• Dr. Linda Melos, ND, and sound therapist Vicki Dodd present an interactive workshop and seminar that teaches about alternative, noninvasive therapies for living a long, pain-free, healthy life. 6-8:30 p.m. Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship hall, 73 Howe Road, Port Angeles. Free. 681-4411 or www.willowpond@olympus.net.



Friday Sept. 26

• Ongoing workshop integrating concepts from Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth." 10:30 a.m.-noon. Call for location. Free. 582-0812.



Saturday Sept. 27

• Babysitter training class for participants 11 years old or older.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. American Red Cross, 151 Ruth's Place, 1C, Sequim. $30, preregistration required and payments can be made at the Red Cross office or mailed to P.O. Box 188, Carlsborg, WA 98324. 457-7933.

• Clallam Conservation District offers landscaping with native plants workshops. 11 a.m.-noon Sept. 27 at Railroad Bridge Park during Dungeness River Festival, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim;

1-4 p.m. Sept. 27 and Oct. 3 at Dungeness Recreation Area, near Dungeness Wildlife Refuge. Reservations required, call 452-1912 ext. 5.



Saturday-Sunday Sept. 27-28

• Clallam County WSU Master Gardeners fall gardening conference for gardeners and would-like-to-be gardeners. Fifteen workshops, keynote speaker Mary Robson, author and Seattle Times columnist. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both days. Plants and gardening items sold on-site

9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St., Port Angeles. $71 both days or $43 for one day, includes lunch. 417-2279 or clallam.wsu.edu/mg.



Tuesday Sept. 30

• Pat McCollum teaches "Everyday Stress Management Techniques." Noon-1 p.m. First floor, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles. Free. 417-7486 or cardiacprogram.com.



upcoming classes



Tuesdays beginning Oct. 7

• Performer/instructor Thom Davis teaches beginning and intermediate guitar classes for adults. 6:15 beginning guitar, 7:30 p.m. intermediate guitar. YMCA art studio, 302 S. Francis St., Port Angeles. $30 YMCA members, $35 non-members, register by Oct. 3. 452-9244.



Wednesdays

• Carol Janda watercolor classes for all levels. 9:30 a.m.-noon, first and third Wednesdays, Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim; and second and fourth Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Art Studio, The Orchards on Fourteenth, Port Angeles. $10 per student plus $2 use of facility for each class attended. 452-6356.

• Sequim Martial Arts, free karate lessons to people fighting cancer and cancer survivors. Low impact, purposeful motions for more energy and well-being. 10-11:15 a.m. Free, call Kathrin J. Sumpter at 683-4799 for location.

• Cardio-step classes. 9-10:30 a.m. Sequim Community Church,

950 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. $5 donation. 681-4988.



Thursdays

• Strength and toning classes. 9-10 a.m. Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. $5 donation. 681-4988.



Fridays

• Circuit training classes. 9-10:30 a.m. Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. $5 donation. 681-4988.



Saturdays, Sundays

• Free gardening, home maintenance classes. Contact Sequim Home Depot, 1145 W. Washington St., Sequim, for schedule. 582-1620.



Mondays

• Cardio-step classes. 9-10:30 a.m. Sequim Community Church,

950 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. $5 donation. 681-4988.

• Knitting and crocheting classes. Projects include Christmas gifts. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. $3 per class for first four classes, $1 per each subsequent class. 683-4969.



Tuesdays

• Belly dance classes for teens, adults and seniors. 7-9 p.m. Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. $4/class.



By arrangement

• Peninsula Driftwood Club members teach the LuRon method. $40 for six weeks. Call Tuttie Peetz, 683-6860; Yolanda Proulx or Jenny Linth, 681-8825.

• One-on-one digital workshops to teach individuals to use software on their computers - Adobe or Microsoft. By appointment, days or evenings, at LoBo Designs, 865 Carlsborg Road, Sequim. Call 582-1919.



auditions, deadlines and volunteers



Monday Sept. 29

• Singers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels are invited to join rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. for the Sequim Christmas Chorus' 24th annual program. Rehearsals continue in October and November at 6:45-9 p.m. Mondays. The program is 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and 2 p.m. Dec. 6-7 at Sequim Bible Church, 847 N. Sequim Ave. Gary McRoberts directs the chorus. Music is provided and no auditions are necessary. The Christmas Chorus will donate a portion of the concert proceeds to Sequim Community Aid. 683-1355 or juliejackson@wavecable.com.



Ongoing volunteer opportunities

• Museum and Arts Center has openings on its exhibit committee and needs museum docents. Exhibit committee meetings are 2-2:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month. Museum docents are needed to work one Saturday a month from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 175 W. Cedar St., Sequim. 681-2257.

• Artists call to exhibit at no-commission gallery. Two- and three-dimensional works, poetry readings, musical presentations welcome. Workshop and studio space available. Reservations and information, call 582-0411.

• Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop seeks volunteers. 204 W. Bell St. 683-7044.

• Olympic Peninsula Men's Chorus seeks first and second tenors to sing and perform. Rehearsals 6 p.m. Tuesdays in Sequim. 683-3918.

• Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County is looking for volunteers, both skilled and interested in being trained on-site, in home construction skills. For a volunteer application, call 681-6780 or visit www.olypen.com/dvhfh.

• Volunteer drivers are needed for the Disabled American Veterans van, to transport an average of 30 veterans per week to the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Seattle for medical appointments. 457-5251.

The deadline for items appearing in this section is 5 p.m. Wednesday one week in advance of publication. News releases, photos, posters, playbills and other graphics may be mailed to P.O. Box 1750, Sequim WA 98382, delivered to the Sequim Gazette office or e-mailed to editor@sequimgazette.com.









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