A&E briefs — May 11, 2022

Dinner, dance at the grange

Sequim Prairie Grange will have a dinner dance from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, with the Buck Ellard Band, at 290 Macleay Road. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and music at 5:30 p.m.. The dinner includes a main dish, salads, desserts, and coffee, tea or water. Cost is $15.

Call 360-582-0100 for information.

Bread & Gravy at the Elks

The Bread & Gravy Quintet will be performing a dance/concert at the Sequim Elks Lodge from 6-8:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. The group performs a wide variety of music styles, including Americana, blues, rock and soul from across the decades.

The quintet is made up of core members Stephanie Doenges, lead singer and rhythm guitarist, and Jess Doenges, pianist and band “funny man.” Other members include “Queen of Harmony” Angela Clift, bassist and backup vocalist Jason Taylor and drummer Jerry Gilleland.

Cost is $10 for Elks members at the door, $12 for guests.

Author Guterson appearing at PC events

David Guterson, an award-winning Pacific Northwest author, will serve as Writer in Residence at Peninsula College with a series of events and presentations through May 12.

Events are free and open to the public.

Guterson, best known for his first novel “Snow Falling on Cedars” that won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, is the author of 12 books of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and lives on Bainbridge Island.

On Thursday, May 12, the college’s Studium Generale program welcomes Guterson in a lecture that also honors a return to the Little Theater on the main PC campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. Audience members are invited to join the presentation live, in person, or via Zoom for “Why Write? The Purpose of Writing and Meaning.”

This 45-minute lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session, and is free and open to the public. Theater doors open at 12:15 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Zoom. Masks are optional.

Join the Zoom meeting at pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/88082575506 (meeting ID 880 8257 5506).

Watch “Snow Falling on Cedars” from May 9 -12, courtesy of PC’s Magic of Cinema program. There are two ways to access the film: Take part in a public screening at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in college’s Little Theater. At 3:45 p.m. following the conclusion of the movie, Guterson will speak about the film. To stream the film independently, contact Helen Lovejoy at hlovejoy@pencol.edu or 360-417-6362 for an access code and link.

Police exhibit on display

An exhibit of the Sequim Police Department’s support of the Sequim Irrigation Festival and Sequim Lavender Weekend, along with historical artifacts, is on display in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery through the end of May at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St. The exhibit is in recognition of National Police Week. The gallery is open 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Writers group speaker hosts Gazette reporter

The Olympic Peninsula Christian Writers Group meets the third Thursday of the month. Local writers are invited to join the May 19 meeting with speaker Matthew Nash, a reporter at the Sequim Gazette. The topic is interviewing skills and practices.

Whether writing fiction or non-fiction, learn how to prepare and ask the right questions to obtain what one needs from an interview.

The meeting is on Zoom from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. All are welcome to attend and there is no cost. Join the meeting at tinyurl.com/2thsfuvn; no password is needed.

For more information, contact Sandy Frykholm at 360-461-6897. Information is also available online at facebook.com/groups/918277815360403.