A&E Briefs — May 30, 2018

Time to start singing

Learn the basics of shape note singing, a traditional American form of community singing, starting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

A representative from Shape Note Singing School will teach shape note singing using the tune book, “The Sacred Harp.” Shape note singing is the folk tradition form of community singing, without instruments, in four vocal parts. Any type, quality, or range of voice will find a comfortable place here, event organizers say. Beginning singers are welcome and music reading ability is not a requirement.

This program is supported by the Friends of Sequim Library. For more information about this and other upcoming library events, email to Discover@nols.org or call 360-683-1161.

Backyard Birding goes ‘Out of the nest’

“Out of the Nest” is the subject of the June class in the Backyard Birds series, set for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 9, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Ken Wiersema and Nina Sarmiento present a program that includes the adult bird’s role in feeding and caring for young birds, how young bird’s food needs change as they grow, vulnerabilities of young birds and how to make your home and property less hazardous to young birds.

Different species have differing roles in raising their young; participants will learn to recognize these roles and help the species thrive.

Backyard Birding can be taken either as individual classes or as a series. Cost of each session is $5 and is free for anyone younger than 18. After the completion of five sessions, participants are offered a free, one-year OPAS membership.

PC jazz concert set for June 4

Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble musicians present their Spring Quarter Concert at 7 p.m. Monday, June 4, in Maier Performance Hall (building E) on the Peninsula College campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Admission is free.

Robbin Eaves of Joyce, and Port Angeles’ Olga Palenga and Clare Wegenerwill be singing tunes composed by Irving Berlin (“Blue Skies”), Jimmy Van Heusen (“I Thought About You”), Stordahl/Weston (“Day by Day”), Dave Frishberg (“Peel Me a Grape”), Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ’66 (“Mas Que Nada”) and John Lennon (“Imagine”).

The 17-piece PC Jazz Ensemble — including drummer Nicia Pfeffer — will add instrumentals by Rodgers & Hart, Johnny Mandel, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson, Charles Mingus, Freddie Hubbard and others — including an original arrangement by the band’s director, David P. Jones.

For more information, contact Jones at 360-417-6405 or at djones@pencol.edu.