A&E briefs — May 20, 2020

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:30am
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Woodturners to meet online

Because of restrictions regarding in-person meetings, the next gathering of the Strait Turners Woodturning Club will be held via the Zoom application.

Lyle Jamieson will host a demonstration the the club with have a virtual “show and tell.”

The presentation is only available to club members and affiliates, but those not affiliated but interested may call club president Jeff Foro at 206-669-9956.

See www.straitturners.org.

PC thespians sets ZOOM performances

The Peninsula College Drama Department will host online performances of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” via the Zoom application at 7:30 p.m. on June 12, 13 and 17.

Tickets are free to PC students and $6 for the general public; viewers can buy tickets by contacting Dr. Lara Starcevich, the play’s director, at laras@pencol.edu.

The play is what PC production members call “an inspiring and thoughtful play about a teenage boy and the mystery behind the murder of a dog.”

The story is told through the eyes of Christopher, a 15-year-old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, a developmental disorder that is on the autism spectrum. As Christopher navigates through a strange world with the help of his teacher, Ms. Siobhan, he dedicates himself to figuring out the culprit behind the death of Wellington, a neighbor’s beloved pet dog. In the process, he finds out more about his past and the secrets those he meets may be keeping.

Will Fleck will be performing as Christopher along with Emily Loucks as Siohban and Graham Nott as Ed. Starcevich will be directing the performance with Mark Valentine and Richard Stephens as assistant directors.

Author pens new book in PI series

Wayne Pinger, a retired engineer/pilot and author, has penned another book in his action-adventure fiction work.

“Maddie’s Run” is part of Pinger’s latest “Carter Smithson PI” series.

Set on the North Olympic Peninsula — specifically Sequim and Port Angeles — Carter Smithson starts a small detective agency. Just as he is about to open his doors for business, his daughter, Maddie, along with the rest of her high school basketball team, is kidnapped.

After the publication of his first book in 2018, “Angel’s Diamonds,” which was featured in a Lifelong Journey article in the Peninsula Daily News and Sequim Gazette, Pinger completed “Angel’s Treasure” and “Angel’s Odyssey,” all part of his “Angel’s Alaska Trilogy.”

Now, after relocating to Grants Pass, Ore., from Sequim, the author continues to work on his detective series, which is available on Amazon Books.

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