A&E Briefs Sept. 9, 2015

Fiddlers return, Accordion fest set, dance classes offered and more.

Fiddlers back at Grange

After a summer break, the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association is starting a new season of old-time fiddle music. They will meet and perform at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim, on Saturday, Sept. 12. During the day there will be ear training, lessons and jamming. Starting at 1:30 p.m. there will be an on stage performance of fiddle, country and bluegrass music. It is free and open to the public. Donations do support fiddler scholarships.

The WOTFA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and perpetuating the art of traditional old-time fiddling and associated arts and skills.

MacLeod novel talk on tap

“No Great Mischief” by Alistair MacLeod is the book up for discussion at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Copies of “No Great Mischief” are available at the library in various formats, including regular print and audiobook on CD. They can be requested online by visiting the library catalog at www.nols.org.

All are welcome to drop in and participate.

Accordion fest set

The Sequim Accordion Social will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. The event features master accordionists Gordon Groening and Paul Bria. All local players are encouraged to bring their accordions. Admission is $2 at the door. For more information, call 360-481-4264.

Dance classes offered

The Port Angeles Dance Center is about to begin its 25th year of sharing the joy of dance with students of all ages. In celebration, director Mary Marcial will offer classes Sept. 9-11 for free. All classes are at 124 Front St. in downtown Port Angeles.

The fall session will continue with weekly classes Sept. 14-Dec. 11. A fee applies for the 12-week program. A full schedule of classes and more information is posted on Facebook at Port Angeles Dance Center. E-mail Marcial at marywmarcial@gmail.com.

Garden Harvest Dance set

Power House will be performing at The Fifth Avenue’s Garden Harvest Dance from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at 500 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim. Admission is $10 and all proceeds go to support Sequim’s Shipley Center.

P.T. holds annual craft fair

The 44th Annual Crafts by the Dock Fair presented by the Port Townsend Arts Guild will be Sept. 12-13 in downtown Port Townsend by City Hall and the new City Civic Plaza, one block from the Wooden Boat Festival. Hours on Saturday are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Juried artists from all over Washington and other Northwest states plus California, Colorado, Florida, and Idaho will be selling their handmade artwork in a range of prices.

Native artist featured

The Landing Artists Studio, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles, will present Cherie Wilson as the featured artist for September. Wilson combines her Native American roots and science background to create varied, unusual and colorful acrylic, oil and ink paintings. Hours are 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday-Wednesday. An art walk is held on Second Weekend Friday from 4-7:30 p.m.