A&E briefs April 8, 2015

Fiddlers play Sequim, 'The Giver' discussed, poetry workshop offered and more.

Fiddlers meet, play in Sequim

The Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association will be meeting at 11 a.m. and performing for the public at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim.

Donations supporting fiddler scholarships. WOTFA is a nonprofit organization.

‘The Giver’ to be discussed

“The Giver” by Lois Lowry will be discussed at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Copies of “The Giver” are available at the library in various formats including regular print and audiobook on CD. They can be requested online by visiting the library catalog at www.nols.org.

Pre-registration for this program is not required and drop-ins are always welcome.

Free poetry workshop on tap

Seattle poet Jeanine Walker will lead a free poetry workshop at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Walker will read poems and use one or two of the poems as models for participants writing a first draft of their own. They also will have the opportunity to share their work and receive feedback. Previous experience writing poetry is not required.

Space in this all-ages workshop is limited and pre-registration is recommended. Visit www.nols.org to register.

Along comes … The Association

The Juan De Fuca Foundation presents The Association at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, 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).

The Association is one of the most popular and successful bands to have come out of the 1960s. They have sold over 80 million records. Their biggest hits, “Never My Love,” “Windy,” “Cherish” and “Along Came Mary” have achieved standard status, receiving as much airplay today as they ever have.

Artist workshop offered

Barbara De Pirro, Blue Whole Gallery’s guest artist, offers workshop on acrylic collage-decollage from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 24-25 at Nourish, 101 Provence View Lane, Sequim. Since space is limited, early registration is encouraged.

Discover techniques combining textile, fiber, paper, found objects and acrylic to create inspirational artworks. Your time will alternate between group demonstrations and self-exploration, creating your own personal sample boards, a reference that will prove to be an invaluable resource for all future projects.

Call 681-6033 to register.

Ongoing Classes

• Meditation Group, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Village Heartbeat Studio, 353 Chickadee Lane, Sequim. 681-5407.

• Cardiac care classes, 417-7486.

• Yoga, 425-225-2990 or www.sequimyoga.com; hula, 360-809-3390 or zardo@olypen.com; jewelry making, 681-5087; tai chi, 866-651-0544; Whole Person Drumming classes, 681-5407; meditation classes/groups, 681-5407; Energy Healers/Intuitive Development, 582-0083; American mahjong, 683-6806; free classes, Italian, French, Spanish, German, 681-0226; Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement, 775-6373.

• Red Cross first aid, CPR/AED (adult/pediatric), disaster services, babysitting, pet first aid. 457-7933.

• Bridge lessons, nonprofit Sequim Duplicate Bridge Club, 10 a.m.-noon Mondays. $30/player, $100 per foursome. Masonic Lodge, 700 S. Fifth Ave., Sequim. 681-4308.