A&E briefs — Nov. 30, 2022

Guild’s holiday bazaar set for Dec. 2-3

The Christmas Cottage Holiday Bazaar, hosted by the Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital, is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, at 81 Timothy Lane, Sequim.

Sip a hot drink and munch a warm scone or other Christmas treat in the Bakery Café, then shop homemade holiday choices and other handcrafted items at the unique Christmas Cottage on Timothy Lane.

Funds raised support research and uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Grange sets Christmas Craft Fair

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift? The Sequim Prairie Grange might have you covered. A free Homemade Christmas Craft Fair is set for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the grange, 290 Macleay Road.

The event will feature crafts created by community members, with more than 35 exhibitor tables filling the main grange hall. The unique handmade crafts include everything from leather to wood, Christmas decor, ceramics, jewelry and more.

There will also be a bake table with homemade goodies for sale and lunch will be available in the kitchen for a price.

For more information, call 360-477-4742.

Teen games, art evenings set at library

The North Olympic Library System offers the Teen Board Game and Art Night series from 6-7:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month through April at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Program dates are Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10 and April 14.

The after-hours program is for students in grades 7-12. Teens can bring their own games or play one from the library’s collection, eat free pizza, and get creative with art supplies for drawing, origami and more.

For more information, visit nols.org, call 360-683-1161 or email to teens@nols.org. The program is funded in part by Friends of Sequim Library.

Sixkiller’s art to be featured at Longhouse

Artwork by Karen Sixkiller, a contemporary Cherokee artist, will be on display in ʔaʔkʷustəŋáw̕txʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse (1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles) now through March 2023.

Sixkiller’s exhibit Cherokee Grandma Spider celebrates spiders and invites visitors to look closer and think deeper about the beauty in her art pieces, which reflect traditional and contemporary Cherokee art and stories. She enjoys working in clay, sculpting, and constructing with it; using seed beads in various ways to create sculptural messaging. She also works with welded steel for larger outdoor sculptures such as Ember on display at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center through June 2023.

A free artist reception is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Peninsula College Longhouse. Winter quarter gallery hours are 2-4 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, and by appointment.

At 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, in the Peninsula College Little Theater, Sixkiller will give a presentation during Studium Generale, and in March she will host a print workshop through PC’s Community Education classes.

For more information or to schedule a tour, email to longhouse@pencol.edu or call 360-417-7992.

‘Advent Voices’ set at PA church on Dec. 7

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church presents “Advent Voices,” an evening of music and storytelling, focusing on not only the appearances of angels and messengers in Bible stories leading up to Christmas, but also in present time, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 301 E. Lopez Ave., Port Angeles.

The event is free. The evening will feature Holy Trinity’s inter-generational handbell choir, the chancel choir, as well as a string trio of well-established Port Angeles local musicians.

This evening will include the premiere of original chant settings of scripture by director and organist Noah Smith.

PC jazz group sets free fall concert

Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble’s free Fall Quarter Concert is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the Maier Performance Hall, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Under the direction of Dr. David P. Jones, the concert features Robbin Eaves on vocals and a 13-piece jazz band. The band will perform music by George Gershwin, Sigmund Romberg, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Dorham, Lennie Niehaus, Bart Howard, Les Sabina and three world premieres by Jones.

Eaves, accompanied by a smaller version of the band, will sing “September Song,” “Everybody Loves My Baby,” and the R&B classic, “This Christmas.”

The ensemble features a number of local players, including Jayne Morrison (alto sax), Anton Hilmisson (alto sax), Dan James (trumpet), Jeff Dingle (trombone), Tom Hartig (trombone) and Kendall Melton (bass).

From Port Angeles are Kevin MacCartney (tenor sax), Dick “Doc” Thorson (tenor sax), Jim Bradbury (trumpet), Marge Rosen (drum set) and Jones (keyboards/director, while John Adams (alto sax + alto clarinet + bass clarinet) hails from Port Townsend and Dan Powell (trombone) makes the journey from Marrowstone Island.

Vaccinations, masking and social distancing are not required to attend the performance, though the college supports efforts to keep employees and guests safe, concert organizers said.

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

Courtesy Photo/North Olympic Library System
Teens in grades 7-12 can enjoy the Teen Board Game and Art Night series, held next on Dec. 7, at the Sequim Library.

Courtesy Photo/North Olympic Library System Teens in grades 7-12 can enjoy the Teen Board Game and Art Night series, held next on Dec. 7, at the Sequim Library.