A&E briefs — June 24, 2020

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:30am
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Woodturners to meet

Unable to meet in person because of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic, the Strait Turners Woodturning Club will meet via Zoom on June 30.

The group will have a woodturner, Jeff Hornung, demonstrating online from St. Louis.

While the presentation is only available to club members and affiliates, call club president Jeff Foro at 206-669-9956 if interested in joining.

“Whether we find the idea of speaking in front of others terrifying or we are an old hand at it, we have a ‘Speaking Box,’” says Distinguished Toastmaster Kyle Hall. “That ‘box,’ also known as your comfort zone, is something we need to stretch beyond in order to grow our skills.”

Library to host ‘Creating Sanctuary’ author

As part of the Summer Reading Program, the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will present “Creating Sanctuary” with Jessi Bloom at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, on Zoom.

Learn how to create a garden sanctuary, no matter the size of the yard, with Bloom, an author and holistic gardening expert.

Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting information; visit www.nols.org/nols-events to register.

Jessi Bloom presents “Creating Sanctuary” via Zoom as part of the North Olympic Library System’s Summer Reading Program on June 25. Submitted photo

Jessi Bloom presents “Creating Sanctuary” via Zoom as part of the North Olympic Library System’s Summer Reading Program on June 25. Submitted photo

Bloom’s latest book, “Creating Sanctuary: Sacred Garden Space, Plant-Based Medicine and Daily Practices to Achieve Happiness and Well-Being,” offers home gardeners practical tips and inspiration on how to create a soothing and restorative backyard. An award-winning ecological landscape designer, professional horticulturalist and arborist, Bloom is the lead designer and owner of NW Bloom Ecological Services.

With the theme “Imagine Your Story,” the 2020 Summer Reading Program includes a reading challenge with incentives to earn a special NOLS T-shirt and chances to win prizes; see www.nols.org/srp for more information.

Local artists featured in PT exhibit

Hand embroidery, free-motion and hand stitching, applique, quilting, boro, felting, beading and more are some of the styles used by 15 North Olympic Surface Design Association members in the chapter’s Uptown Port Townsend “Fiber Habit” display.

Linda Carlson’s art is on display at the Uptown Port Townsend “Fiber Habit” display. Submitted art

Linda Carlson’s art is on display at the Uptown Port Townsend “Fiber Habit” display. Submitted art

On view from the sidewalk until July 5, each piece is a response to the chapter’s challenge to create pieces 8”-by-12” while sheltering at home.

Exhibiting artists include Linda Carlson (“Coppery Strands,” “Inspired by Boro”) and Liisa Fagerlund (“Over the Garden Fence,” “Dungeness Moss and Lichen”) of Sequim.

See the exhibit at 675 Tyler St., Port Townsend, and online at sda-np.com/fiber-habit-june-2020.

Dukes of Dabob set for second KSQM event

The Dukes of Dabob’s Dixieland music are featured at KSQM 91.5 FM’s next “Music Where You Park” series, set for at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

The series sees attendees in their parked cars at selected locations by 6 p.m., when KSQM 91.5 FM will begin a broadcast. The format may vary with each group, organizers say, but will include band member interviews interspersed with music that either inspired the featured musical group or some of their own original tracks. Free raffle tickets are handed out at 6:15 p.m.

For more about the Dukes of Dabob, see www.facebook.com/Dukes-of-Dabob-304218526717810.

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

Gallery to reopen July 1 with featured artist

Nathan Shields is the featured artist when Harbor Art Gallery, 114 N. Laurel St., Port Angeles, reopens in July 1. New hours at the gallery are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.

Shields, a math and art instructor at Crescent School in Joyce, will be at the venue on July 7. While drawing and sketching have been his lifelong pastimes, in the last several years he has developed an interest in relief printmaking in wood and linoleum.

Toastmasters to meet

Join Sequim’s Toastmasters Club on Zoom for their special event, “Get Out of Your Speaking Box,” from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

An evening of challenging impromptu speaking exercises is designed to stretch one’s creative, expressive and extemporaneous speaking skills.

The evening will be led by Terry Barrett and her team of Table Topics Masters: Karen Tyson, Linda Christenson, Candis Connelly, Sonya Zohar and Jeff Clinton.

To access the meeting, visit the club’s home page: 907529.toastmastersclubs.org; club members recommend attendees sign on 15 minutes early to ensure the technology is working and to introduce themselves.

Skwim Toastmasters is part of Toastmasters International, a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that “empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.”

In pre-COVID-19 times the Sequim club met each Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Gathering Place in Sunland, 135 Fairway Dr.

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