Rainy Day Reading
Reviews, Volume 17
Rain or shine, a warm winter tradition continues its 17th season as lovers of reading gather at the Aberdeen Timberland Library on Friday mornings at 10:30 for coffee, cookies and books. All adults are welcome to join in.
Rainy Day Reading Reviews, a lineup of fiction and nonfiction book reviews presented by members of the local community, will be held each Friday through Feb. 22 in the library’s Rosalie Spellman meeting room. After each program, listeners may want to add a book or two to their own winter reading lists.
The series is sponsored each year by the Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library. The library is located at 121 E. Market St. For more information, contact the library at (360) 533-2360 or visit www.TRL.org.
Remaining Rainy Day Reading Reviews, Volume 17 are:
• February 15 — Pamela Mehlhoff reviews “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” by Kim Edwards.
• February 22 — Dale Larson reviews “Whispered Consolations: Law and Narrative in African American Life” by Jon Christian Suggs.
“Say Anything” is 7th St.
The 7th St. Theatre’s 10th annual “Take Your Honey to Hoquiam” Valentine’s event features the 1989 romantic comedy “Say Anything,” starring Jon Cusack and Ione Skye. It plays Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m.
“Take Your Honey to Hoquiam” is a dinner-and-movie promotion that has grown to include additional sponsors. When you buy dinner for two at any of the participating restaurants and pubs, or make a qualifying purchase at any other sponsor, during the week of Feb. 10, you will receive two free tickets to the movie. Each participating restaurant and sponsor has 50 free movie tickets available through this promotion.
The participating restaurants and sponsors are: 2 Margaritas Grill, 8th Street Ale House, Al’s Hum-Dinger, Casa Mia, Deidra’s Deli at Farmers’ Market, El Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant, Flowers By Pollen, Foggy’s Bar & Grill, Golden Dragon, Kathy’s House of Roses, Lana’s Hangar Café, The Oriole Restaurant, The Recipe Box, Rose’s Taqueria and Tully’s.
Filmed mostly in Seattle, “Say Anything” was the directorial debut of Cameron Crowe, a teenage writer for Rolling Stone magazine who eventually became an Academy Award winner for his mainly autobiographical screenplay, “Almost Famous,” in 2000.
Dance Club to hold 5th anniversay party
The Dance Club of Grays Harbor will hold its fifth anniversary dance party — "Love is in the Air" from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday upstairs at the Hoquiam Masonic Temple at Eighth and K streets.
Admission is $7 for members and $10 for non-members.
returns to Raymond
Award-winning accordionist Alexander Sevastian makes a return appearance at the historic Raymond Theatre at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The three-time prize winner of the International Accordion Competition began to play the accordion at the age of 7. He finished musical school in 1991, attended Glinka Musical College, and entered the Academy of Music in Moscow. Since April of 1996, he has lived in Toronto and played with the Toronto Woodwinds, an ensemble that was awarded first prize at the Golden Accordion International Competition. He has received numerous awards, including the ATG Galla-Rini International Competition for classical Accordion at San Antonio, Texas. Since September 2002, Alexander has been playing with an internationally recognized group, Quartetto, touring regularly in both the United States and Canada with this ensemble.
Tickets are $10 at South Bend Pharmacy, Sagen’s Pharmacy and the theater in Raymond; by mailing check or money order with self-addressed stamped envelope to SAL, P.O. Box 221, South Bend, WA 98586; by email at email@example.com; or by calling (360) 875-583l. Day of performance tickets are $12 at the box office.
Around the Block
quilts at fairgrounds
The Grays Harbor Fairgrounds in Elma will host the seventh annual Around the Block quilt show on Saturday and Sunday. The show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The show will have vendors, displays and demonstrations. There will be a vintage quilt display and a patriotic Wounded Warrior quilt display. Admission is just $4 and kids 12 and under are admitted free.
If you have a quilt you would like to share, quilts may be entered from 2-6 p.m today (Feb. 14). You get a free pass to the show if you display a quilt There are a few vendor spaces still available. For an application form or additional information contact the Grays Harbor County Fair at (360) 482-2651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stierle’s Dylan tribute
“Mr. Tambourine Man” Paul “Buck” Stierle plays guitar and sings songs from Bob Dylan’s early years, 1962-1974, at a free performance at the Shoalwater Bay Tribal Gym (located across from Tokeland post office) on Wednesday.
The show begins at 4:30 p.m.
Stierle focuses on Dylan’s early hits, such as “Blowing in the Wind,” “Don’t Think Twice,” “The Times they are a’ Changing,” “My Back Pages,” “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “Maggie’s Farm,” “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” and more, including “Like a Rolling Stone,” voted No. 1 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest songs of the 20th century.
Stierle’s performance traces Dylan’s progress through folk music, protest song, folk rock and rock-n-roll to country rock and Christian music. Stierle’s CD recording, titled “Mr. Tambourine Man, a Tribute to Bob Dylan’s Music,” includes 19 of Dylan’s greatest early hit songs. A former member, manager, and songwriter for the internationally acclaimed recording group, the New Christy Minstrels, Stierle has performed with the Kingston Trio, Jan and Dean and the Marshall Tucker Band, as well as the Mamas and the Papas and Barry McGuire. Today, Stierle and his wife perform as “Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth” at schools, libraries, fairs and festivals throughout the state.
Free pizza and refreshments will be served.
2nd annual mystery dinner , benefit Feb. 23
The Dispute Resolution Center for Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties will present “Murder at the Manor,” a murder- mystery dinner at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Aberdeen at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.
The light-hearted evening of murder and intrigue includes a gourmet dinner and dessert. During dinner, guests will become involved in an interactive “who-done-it” mystery where they will be called upon to find the clues and catch the murderer. Guests are welcome get into the spirit and dress in period clothing, and prizes will be awarded for the best sleuths. Tickets are still available.
Proceeds benefit the Dispute Resolution Center. Tickets are $45 each/$80 for two. For more information or to get your tickets contact the Dispute Resolution Center at: (360) 532-8950 or email@example.com.
“Beauty and the Beast”
tickets going fast
Grays Harbor College’s production of Disney’s extravagant “Beauty and the Beast” comes to the Bishop Center stage for seven performances in March. Evening shows are slated for March 1,2,7,8 and 9, starting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are also planned for March 3 and 10, beginning at 2 p.m.
Ticket sales have been brisk. Remaining tickets are on sale now at ghc.edu/bishop or by calling (360) 538-4066.
Sign language interpreters will be signing the performance of March 8 and seats have been reserved for those needing this service; call (360) 538-4066 to make arrangements to be seated in this section.
Cast in the leading role of the Beast is Mike Escobar, opposite the beautiful Belle, played by Sarah Hadley. Other key roles are played by Ken Albert, Jerrod Phelps, Jim Eddy, Rick Hadley, Debbie Scoones, Riley Jackson, Keith Krueger, Gary Morean, Andrea Vingo, Keola Holt, Tamara Helland, Cora Foss, Libby Carrico and Jeff Spohn.
Brad Duffy directs the show and William Dyer is musical director.
for “God of Carnage”
The Driftwood Players will hold auditions for their upcoming play, “God of Carnage” — written by Yasmina Reza and directed by Ben Hohman — at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6 at the Driftwood Playhouse, located at 120 East Third St., just off of Broadway in Aberdeen.
In this 2009 Tony Award winner for best play, two married couples meet to discuss a playground fight between their sons and gradually degenerate into children themselves.
The director is looking for two males and two females, ages 30 to 50, during auditions. Rehearsals will be in March and April with the show opening at the end of April.
To have your brief included here, please email timely information to dhaerle@the dailyworld.com. Deadline is Tuesday at noon for inclusion in the following Thursday’s edition