A&E briefs — July 21, 2021

  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021 1:30am
  • Life

Event caps 2021 Music Where You Park series

John Hoover and the Mighty Quinns is the featured act for the final 2021 Music Where You Park series, scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at Purple Haze Organic Lavender Farm, 180 Bell Bottom Road.

The group performs a tribute to the songs, music and spiritual connection of John Denver in addition to family, folk, oldies rock and original tunes.

Food will be available from Hawk Daze Grill. To participate in some free drawings cars must be in place by 6:30 p.m.

Those unable to attend in person can tune into KSQM 91.5 FM at 6 p.m. to hear the pre-recorded interview of John Hoover and the Mighty Quinns featuring their music.

Each Tuesday evening through July 27, KSQM spotlighted a different musician in an announced location at various locations of the Olympic Peninsula. Free drawings for prizes will awarded and winners announced over the air.

For more about the series and/or KSQM, call 360-681-0000 or email to office@ksqmfm.com.

Woodturners to meet

The Strait Turners Woodturning Club meets at noon on Tuesday, July 27, on Zoom.

The group’s presenter this month is Dennis Belcher, who will demonstrate what to do when “good wood” cracks. He has several different artistic techniques to cover or embellish cracks in one’s work, club members say.

The club, established in 2016, generally meets the last Tuesday of the month at the Gardiner Community Center; club members say they do not have a date yet for when they will resume in-person meetings.

For the Zoom information or more about the club, call Jackie Le Doux at 360-457-5172 (from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and after 5 p.m.) or 360-452-5673 Between 12:30-5 p.m.).

Concerts in Barn series continues

Concerts in the Barn’s its second weekend of free chamber music concerts runs July 24-25 in Quilcene, with The Carpe Diem String Quartet — Charles Wetherbee, violin; Marisa Ishikawa, violin; Korine Fujiwara, viola; and Ariana Nelson, cello — as featured guest artists.

All concerts at the venue, 7360 Center Road, are free to the public). However, to ensure COVID guidelines are maintained, all concertgoers must reserve their place in the barn or on the lawn in advance through Brown Paper Tickets. (select “Free Tickets Required” on the home page of concertsinthebarn.org.)

Only fully vaccinated patrons will be seated in the barn. Patrons who are unvaccinated or who prefer outside seating are welcome to sit on the lawn; outside guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets for seating. This year, amplifiers surround the barn so that outside patrons will hear the performance wherever they choose to sit.

The farm opens to visitors at 11 a.m. each concert day. At 1 p.m., the barn doors open so that vaccinated patrons can reserve their seats, either on comfortable pews or hay bales in the loft.

Call 206-240-8324 for more information.

Renaissance Faire volunteers needed for OTA

Volunteer auxiliary/atmosphere actors needed for Olympic Theatre Arts’ first outdoor Renaissance Faire, set for Aug. 21-22. The organization is seeking beefeaters, wenches, pagers and game players, among other positions. Casting is being done now.

The faire is also in need of face painters and card players. Games will be from the Renaissance era and will be taught beforehand. No acting experience is necessary, but “a keen interest in having frolicking fun is a must,” organizers say.

For more information, email to office@olympic theatrearts.org or call OTA at 360-683-7326.

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