A&E briefs April 15, 2015

Dances, meetings, poetry readings and more headline events coming up in the area.

Elks plan regular dances

The Sequim Elks host Sunday evening dances. Bands are scheduled for April-July. The first dance, featuring the band Round Trip, is scheduled from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Cover charge is $8 per person. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Musicale meeting and auditions planned

Monday Musicale will meet at noon Monday, April 20, at the Queen of Angeles Fellowship Hall, 209 W. 11th St., Port Angeles, with entertainment open to the public to follow at 1 p.m. Call Ruth Welch at 457-5223 for reservations.

Monday Musicale has awarded scholarships for over 45 years to graduating seniors of Clallam County who demonstrate their musical ability during spring auditions, this year at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St., Port Angeles. All are welcome to attend and support the students.

Artists take on the complex topic of food

From April 23-May 15 the RedHouse Press, 681 Lotzgesell Road in Sequim, will be hosting “Food” a group art exhibition to benefit the Sequim Food Bank. Twenty-five local artists responded to this red-hot topic. Exhibit hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Call 775-1132 for more information.

PoetrySLAM on tap

The 2015 Clallam County PoetrySLAM for young poets and actors in the sixth grade is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. Students will compete by reading an original poem or performing a published poem. SLAM contestants represent the winners of elimination rounds held in local classrooms and the library. Prizes include a Samsung Galaxy 4 Tab, an iPod Shuffle and gift certificates to local bookstores. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the 2015 PoetrySLAM and other programs for youth, go to www.nols.org or contact the library at 417-8500 ext. 7733, or e-mail youth@nols.org.

PEO fundraiser at OTA

PEO Chapter FY will have its annual fundraiser Saturday, April 18, at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.,

Sequim. See the play “Steel Magnolias,” enjoy tasty food, win door prizes, bid on silent auction items and enter raffles to win theme baskets. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the play begins at 2:30 p.m. (this is a time change). The cost is $25 per person. Call JoAnn at 681-7510 for information and tickets.

Jazz on at schoolhouse

Peninsula Friends of Music Performance presents a jazz concert from 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, Sequim. Featured are Craig Buhler’s Capistrano Sessions Band along with Witherow. The suggested donation is $10 and students are free.

BirdFest art on display

Through April, view displays of BirdFest’s art instructor Hall Everett’s photography at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., and the display of  prize winners from the Sequim Arts Student Show at the Sunshine Cafe, 145 W. Washington St.

The Association comes to town

The Juan De Fuca Foundation presents The Association at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave. Tickets are $15-$35 and $10 for youths 14 and under. Ticket outlets are at jffa.org (online) Port Book and News (Port Angeles) and Joyful Noise Music (Sequim).

Jazz trio plays P.C.

The David Jones Jazz Trio is the featured guest for Peninsula College’s Studium Generale, A free event set for 12:35-1:25 p.m. at the college’s Little Theater on the main Port Angeles campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.