Rainy Day Reviews
Rain or shine, a warm winter tradition begins its 18th year in January as lovers of reading gather at the Aberdeen Timberland Library every Friday at 10:30 a.m. for coffee, cookies and books. All adults are welcome to join. Rainy Day Reading Reviews, an eight-week lineup of fiction and nonfiction book reviews presented by members of the community, will be held in the library’s Rosalie Spellman meeting room.
• Jan. 10: Sue Perry reviews “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed.
• Jan. 17: Robin Moore reviews “Backing into Forward: A Memoir” by Jules Feiffer.
• Jan. 24: Bill Carter reviews “The Republic” by Plato.
• Jan. 31: Jean Murdoch reviews “The Wild Trees” by Richard Preston.
• Feb. 7: Bill Garrison reviews “Leonard Woolf: A Biography” by Victoria Glendinning.
• Feb. 14: Barb Johnson reviews “The Bones and the Book” by Jane Isenberg.
• Feb. 21: Harold Warren reviews “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson.
• Feb. 28: Judy Isaacson reviews “Special Topics in Calamity Physics” by Marisha Pessl.
The library is located at 121 E. Market Street. For more information, contact the library at 360-533-2360 or visit www.TRL.org.
Chuck Crain performances
Gospel singer Chuck Crain from Presley’s Branson and RFD TV is coming to the Harbor. He sings tenor for the Southern Gospel Quartet and has extensive experience as a backup singer as well.
On Jan. 12 at 10:45 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church at 1200 Soule Ave. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. At 6 p.m. that same day, he will be performing at Hoquiam Nazarene, located at 7th and K Streets.
“Viva Las Vegas”
The 7th St. Theatre’s Classic Film Series will features “Viva Las Vegas” on Jan. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
The movie itself offers a step up from what had become, by his 15th film, an Elvis formula of wealthy playboy in an exotic setting surrounded by willing women. “Viva Las Vegas” has Elvis as a struggling race car driver who must compete (off-track) with his beautiful co-star to win her attention.
The 7th Street Theatre is located at 313 7th St. in Hoquiam. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug and at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more info, visit www.7thstreettheatre.com or call 360-537-7400.
2013 Winter Show
Six Rivers Gallery, operated by Harbor Art Guild, presents the 2013 Winter Show until Jan. 12.
The gift shop, featuring handmade pieces by guild members, is open during gallery hours which are Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.
2014 Grays Harbor Musicale
Harbor music teachers and former scholarship recipients are putting on an event to raise money for music students on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. The Musicale is hosted at the Aberdeen Presbyterian Church on Fourth and Broadway. There is no admission charge and all donations go to scholarship funds for college music students.
Performers include Seth Hollen, a current scholarship recipient studying music theater; Christine Hill and Ken Albert, vocalists; Merry Jo Zimmer, Karen Meikle and Jenny Leighton, a piano and strings trio; Erica Hollen, pianist; Connie Bevington and Beth Ginther, duo flutists; and the KCPC duo, Ray Kahler, clarinetist and Ellen Pickell, pianist.
A reception featuring O’Brien’s desserts follows the performance.
Donations can also be mailed to the Grays Harbor Music Teachers Association, 2017 W. Sixth Street, Aberdeen, Wash., 98550. For more information, call Ellen Pickell at 360-532-7294.
7th Annual Wine &Seafood Festival
Jan. 18 is dedicated to wine and seafood tasting from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Satsop Business park, 100 Technology Way.
Only those who are 21 years or older may attend.
Up to 25 Washington wineries are expected. The festival also features food booths with seafood and other local favorites, gift &merchandise booths and a silent auction.
There will also be live music throughout the day. At 1 p.m. the Elma High School Jazz Band will perform. They are followed by The Olsen Brothers Band at 2 p.m., The Kim Archer Band from 4 to 6 p.m. and Hat Trick Band from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Pre-sale package admission includes entry, keepsake wine glass, six tasting tickets all for only $15 per person.
Pre-sale tickets are available through Jan. 16 at Aberdeen Honda, Whitneys Chevrolet in Montesano, Liquor &the Like, the Guesthouse Inn in Elma, and Les Schwab Tire centers in Elma, W. Olympia and Centralia.
You can also charge by phone through the Elma Chamber of Commerce at 360-482-3055.
Blues guitarist at the Bishop Center
Kicking off the new year at Grays Harbor College’s Bishop Center will be Canadian blues guitarist and vocalist Matt Andersen, who performs Saturday evening, Jan. 25, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for this show, $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, $12 for students and $8 for children, are on sale now at www.ghc.edu/bishop or by calling 360-538-4066.
“Zombie Prom!” coming soon
The Hoquiam High School Drama Club will once again stage a fun musical at the 7th Street Theater on Feb. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. More than 40 students are involved in this action packed musical called “Zombie Prom!”
This Broadway musical is set in the atomic age of the 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where a tyrannical principal lays down the law. Pretty senior Toffee, played by Cora Foss, has fallen for the class bad boy Jonny, played by Drew Carley. Family pressure forces her to end the romance and Jonny charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns “glowing” and determined to reclaim Toffee’s heart.
“Zombie Prom!” is appropriate for all audiences. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. They are available at Hoquiam High School, Harbor Drug, Crown Drug and Rosevear’s Music Store.
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