Hula dancing program for all ages
As part of the Summer Reading Program, the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) welcomes instructors from Hālau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe to teach about Hawaiian hula.
All ages are invited to participate in this 1.5-hour program on Friday, July 15 at 3 p.m. in Forks at Tillicum Park; and on 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16, in the courtyard at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., and 2 p.m. in the field behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Kumu Hula Mokihana Melendez and featured dancer Alaka’i Makana Caro will explain the rich and meaningful history of hula, demonstrate a kahiko (ancient hula dance), and teach a standard hula dance and basic Hawaiian words. Each movement of the hula dance and music tell part of a story.
This event will be outside, rain or shine! Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs, hats or something to keep dry. Find information online at nols.org/hula.
Guthrie show to air on KSQM
KSQM 91.5 FM is broadcasting an audio documentary to honor the anniversary of the 110th birthdate of folk music icon Woody Guthrie.
The program will air on “Notes by Northwest,” on back-to-back Saturdays, with the first half airing 5-7 p.m. on July 16 and the second half on July 23.
The show features some of the more than 3,000 songs written by Guthrie, and an exclusive interview with Nora Guthrie, Woody’s daughter who serves as president of the Woody Guthrie Foundation. The second half includes music by Guthrie’s contemporaries, renditions of Guthrie’s songs by contemporary artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Dolly Parton, and Bob Dylan; music by Guthrie’s children and grandchildren, and new projects by Nora Guthrie featuring new music for found Guthrie lyrics.
“This started with the song ‘Roll on Columbia,” the official Washington state folk song and the way I begin every episode of Notes by Northwest,” show host Douglas Furr said. “I became interested in Woody Guthrie as the artist and as a man, and soon learned of his rich history.”
Book signing set
Author Bonnie Louise Gillis hosts book signings of her “Lavender: 50 Self-Care Recipers and Projects for Natural Wellness” throughout Sequim Lavender Weekend. She signs her book at B & B Family Farm, 5883 Old Olympic Highway, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, July 15-17, except for noon-1 p.m. Saturday, July 16, where she signs the book at Pacific Mist Bookstore, 121 W. Washington St. For more information, visit www.booksbybonnie.weebly.com.
St. Luke’s to host Celtic concert
Join father/son duo John and Tyler Weed with Stuart Mason for an afternoon of Celtic and Nordic fiddle tunes at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 17, in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave. Entrance is on a sliding scale donation of $15-25 along with a light tea and refreshments by donation. John Weed and “Uncle” Stuart Mason are members of “Molly’s Revenge” and Nordic band “New World String Project.” Call 360-683-4862 for more information.
Writers group sets July meeting
Local writers are invited to join Olympic Peninsula Christian Writers for the group’s July meeting, set for 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Peninsula Evangelical Friend’s Church, 1291 N. Barr Road, Port Angeles.
Writers are encouraged to bring a couple pages of their book or writing to share. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call Sandy Frykholm at 360-461-6897 or visit facebook.com/groups/918277815360403.
Woodturners set demonstration
The Strait Turners, a local woodturning club, will have its monthly meeting for July in person, set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, July 17, held outdoors at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road. This “Turn-A-Thon” will be an open demonstration of woodturning as well a sale of wood and turned products, with four lathes in operation.
The club’s purpose is “to inspire, educate and support its members, with regard to woodturning as a traditional and contemporary craft and art form,” members say.
For more information, call Brian Johnson at 828-989-3350.
Big Library Read set for July 13-27
North Olympic Library System (NOLS) patrons can join readers around the world during Big Library Read. From July 13-27, booklovers can access an eBook or eAudiobook of Audrey Blake’s historical fiction, “The Girl in His Shadow,” with no waitlists or holds.
Visit anytime.overdrive.com or download the Libby app to borrow the USA Today bestselling novel. Join an online discussion about the book at biglibraryread.com.
The free program only requires a NOLS library card to get started.
“The Girl in His Shadow” is the 28th selection of tBig Library Read, which began in 2013 and takes place three times per year.
PAFAC exhibit offers ‘Farther Afield’
The Port Angeles Fine Art Center will host an opening reception for the “Farther Afield” exhibit from 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. Port Angeles.
The newest exhibition highlights women and non-binary artists whose work is influenced by outdoor recreation.
Community members are invited to the opening reception to experience the new artwork for the first time, meet some of the artists and enjoy a beverage in the courtyard. There will be an informal presentation about the exhibit at 5:30 p.m.
“Farther Afield” will be on display for the rest of the summer (July 16- Sept. 4) from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays- Sundays.
The exhibit offers a look at themes of identity, beauty and access from Washington state artists Twyla Sampaco, Bethany Wray, Meagan Marsh Pine, Linda Lyons, and Rachel Storck. There will be a range of artwork from the five artists including photographs, watercolor, video and installation work.
For more information, visit pafac.org.