A&E briefs — Oct. 31, 2018

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Book group to consider Egan’s ‘Short Nights’

The Second Saturday Book Discussion Group talks about “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher” by Tim Egan at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The book tells the story of Edward Curtis, a famous photographer who in 1900 sought to capture on film the Native American nation before it disappeared.

To participate, simply read the book and attend the discussion; no reservations are needed, and drop-ins are welcome.

Copies of “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher” are available in various formats including regular print, large print, audiobook on CD and downloadable eBook, which may be requested online by visiting the library catalog at www.nols.org.

A limited number of copies of each book discussion selection are available at the library the month prior to each meeting.

To view a complete list of the 2018 selections, visit www.nols.org/book-discussion-groups.

For more information about this and other programs, visit www.nols.org, email to discover@nols.org or call 360-683-1161.

Break out the accordions

The Sequim Accordion Social is set for 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St. A $2-$3 admission donation is requested at the door to pay for the room.

The featured player is Sequim resident Ken Lillagore.

All players should bring their accordion and a song or two to play, and accordion lovers and dancers are invited to attend.

For more information, call Lynne Clark at 360-451-0191.

Sequim gallery seeks 2-D art

Blue Whole Gallery, at 129 W. Washington Ave. in Sequim, calls for 2-D artists for the gallery’s 2019 Juried Show. Artists 18 years of age and older who reside within traveling distance of the gallery are eligible.

All two-dimensional media is accepted, including photography and digital art. Jurors are Lynne Armstrong, Carol Janda and Karen Rozbicki Stringer.

All works must be hand delivered to the gallery during business hours — 9 a.m.-

5 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-

3 p.m. Sundays — on Dec. 8, 9 or 10.

Successfully juried-in artwork will be exhibited Jan. 4-26, 2019; awards will be presented during the opening reception on Friday, Jan. 4.

For more information, visit the gallery’s website at www.bluewholegallery.com or contact Joyce Volmut at joycevolmut@gmail.com or 785-554-6379.

Meet the author at Over the Fence

Author Jacqueline Carmichael will be available for a meet-and-greet and book signing for her newly-released book, “Tweets from the Trenches” 1-3 p.m. Nov. 10-11, at Over the Fence, 112 E. Washington St.

Published in September 2018, “Tweets from the Trenches” includes more than 150 tiny true stories from World War I from Allied soldiers, female combatants and nurses and the home front.

Carmichael, sister of Over the Fence owner Jeri Sanford, will also be gathering regional stories of World War I for her website, www.tweetsfromthetrenches.com, and she’s hoping Clallam County residents will bring in their pictures and memories of relatives who fought in the “Great War” to be photographed.

Carmichael is a dual American-Canadian citizen who has won awards for her journalism. She lives with her family on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

St. Luke’s bazaar hits year No. 62

Sixty-two years ago, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church held the first bazaar on the Olympic Peninsula. The tradition continues this year with handmade crafts and items and a hot luncheon set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at 525 N. Fifth Ave.

Lunch includes pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, cheesecake dessert and beverage, served 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; meal cost is $10.

For more information, call 360-683-4862.

Steelquist sets book talk in PT

Writer and naturalist Robert Steelquist of Blyn is the featured speaker at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s “The Future of Oceans” lecture at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Fort Worden State Park chapel in Port Townsend.

Steelquist’s talk focuses on his latest book, “The Northwest Coastal Explorer: Your Guide to the Places, Plants, and Animals of the Pacific Coast.” A book signing follows the presentation.

The book introduces readers to “important plants, animals and places that reveal the vital linkage between the North Pacific Ocean and this corner of North America,” Steelquist says.

“The Northwest Coastal Explorer” is Steelquist’s 13th publication.

Besides his books and other writings, Steelquist has led countless nature walks, backpacking trips, tall ship trainings, river floats, teacher workshops, archaeology field schools and other outdoor learning adventures. He also served as education coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary until retiring in 2014.

For more about the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, visit www.ptmsc.org.

Handcrafted creations at Christmas Lane Fair

About three dozen artisans offer their handmade creations during the Christmas Lane Fair set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

Christmas ornaments, jewelry, handbags and wood crafts are among the wide variety of items available. Pastries, soups and chili will be on the menu at the “Holly Daze Cafe.” A baked-goods table will have take-home offerings.

Information is available from the church by calling 360-683-5367.

Hospital guild sets bazaar for Saturday

The Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital is holding its 11th annual Holiday Bazaar 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.The bazaar offers homemade items by guild members and more than 30 other local handcraft artists, plus a

Find bargains and treasures for the holiday season, homemade by guild members. Additionally, there will be 30+ local handcraft artists, a “Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen” serving food and beverages.

All profits go to Seattle Children’s Hospital’s funds for uncompensated care and research.

For more information, contact Carol Labbe 360-683-7130 or sequimguild@gmail.com.

Tidepools now taking submissions

The editors and staff submissions for the 55th edition of Tidepools Magazine.

Tidepools, a production of Peninsula College in conjunction with the Peninsula Daily News and The Buccaneer, features works submitted by residents of the North Olympic Peninsula in the following categories: fine and digital art, photography, poetry, short prose and music.

The contest is now officially open for residents of all ages from Jefferson and Clallam Counties. The contest deadline is Jan. 11.

Winners are announced by March 15.

For rules, submission methods and general information, visit www.TidepoolsMagazine.com. Stay up-to-date on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Tidepools.Magazine.

Fourth Friday Readings

“Family Secrets” is the open mic topic for the next Fourth Friday Readings, set for 6:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, in the media room at The Lodge, 660 Evergreen Farm Way.

Attendees are encouraged to bring poems, short-short stories or memoir/novel snippets. Rehearse in advance, participants are advised, as readings are timed.

The event is hosted by Sponsored by Writers on the Spit.

Guidelines are available at Heidi@olypen.com.

Solo exhibit opens at Peninsula College

An artist whose drawing, painting and digital photography evolve from wandering in the woods is the focus of a solo exhibition in Peninsula College’s PUB Gallery of Art, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, entitled, “Between Shadow and Light,” on display Nov. 6-Dec. 6.

Artist Kim Kopp will present an artist’s talk at Studium Generale at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in PC’s Little Theater and an artist reception will follow in the gallery, where light refreshments will be available and provided by the donors of the Peninsula College Foundation.

Both the solo exhibition and the Studium presentation are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Michael Paul Miller at mpmiller@pencol.edu.

PC shows ‘Vinyl Arcade’

Student David Maxwell Stewart’s solo exhibition, “Vinyl Arcade,” is on display through Dec. 14 in the Third Floor Gallery of Maier Hall at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

“My practice has focused on digital image making which explores encounters with modernity’s refuse in dialog with its cultural hallmarks,” Stewart said.

The display is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Michael Paul Miller at mpmiller@pencol.edu.

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