Arts & Entertainment Briefs

Polson Museum film series continues

Tonight at 7 o’clock, the public is invited to the Polson Museum for a free film night. On the first Thursday of each month from February through May, the Polson is hosting a series of casual movie nights which start at 7 p.m.and admission is free. Attendees are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages.

For our second film night of the series, the Polson will again break out a 1949 Bell & Howell 16 mm projector with a 1954 advertising film from Jeep Willys. This film was discovered in the former Grays Harbor Motors building, prior to the fire that destroyed it this past summer. Also in the lineup is the seldom seen Schafer Story, narrated by Stuart Holbrook, who also authored the 1945 book, Half Century in the Timber: A Narrative of Schafer Bros. Logging Co.

In April and May, we’ll let the old reel-to-reel machine rest when we show recently digitized 16mm films from Schafer Bros. Logging Co. and Lamb Grays Harbor.

The Polson Museum is located at 1611 Riverside Ave. in Hoquiam, For more information, call (360) 533-5862.

“House of Agatha Mystrie”

continues at Driftwood

The Driftwood Players will present their final weekend of “The House of Agatha Mystrie,” a comedy in two acts directed by Jason Whited.

Remaining performances are set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Friday and Saturday shows curtain time is 7:30 p.m., while Sunday matinee show curtain time is 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are $13 and are available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam and Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores.

Dinner-theater benefits

Mary M. Knight baseball

Mary M. Knight school will be hosting a dinner-theater on Saturday to raise money for the baseball team, which is starting back up again after about a 20-year absence.

The original play, “The Circle of Love,” was written by English/history teacher Steve Powell. Acting in the play will be juniors Kristina Black, Isiah Nelson and Natasha Brown-Williams, and sophomores Kayla Kiliz, Jessica Jimenez and Melodie Snyder. Junior Carlie Adsero will perform a dance.

What makes the play unique is Motorcar, an original classic rock band from Olympia, will provide the music, written by lead guitarist Curt Daniel.

The play works hand in hand with the music to tell the story of a man with relationship problems.

The school’s Leadership Class and other volunteers will provide and serve the spaghetti dinner, which also will include pop or coffee, green salad and dressing, French bread, corn and dessert.

Cost of the dinner-theater is $10 per person, or $30 for a family of four. Proceeds will go to the baseball squad, which began practice Monday, Feb. 25.

The play will be from 5 to 8 p.m. in the school gym.

North Beach Singers

raise money with sale

The North Beach Singers will host a fundraising white elephant sale and potluck from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Ocean Shore Lions Club. Atendees are asked to bring a dish to feed 12 and up to three gift-wrapped “treasures” to donate for the sale. For more information, call (360) 289-4499.

Irish entertainment

coming to 7th St. Theatre

The Irish Club of Grays Harbor will present “An Irish Hoolie Variety Show” at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the 7th St. Theater in Hoquiam. Tickets are $10 and available at the door or in advance at the 8th Street Ale House in Hoquiam or Galway Bay in Ocean Shores.

Among the perfromers are Hanke Cramer & Friends, Heavy Hammer, Dan Hausler, Cynthia Bjore on Irish fiddle and Irish stepdancers.

Ocean Shores

Auditions Stage West’s

“The Boxcar Children”

Auditions for Stage West Community Theatre’s production of “The Boxcar Children” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 15 and from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday March 16 at the Ocean Shores Lions Club, 833 Ocean Shores Blvd NW. Boys and girls ages 8 through 16 are needed and there are parts for adult men and women as well.

Show dates are May 11,12, 16 , 18 & 19. If you are new to acting, don’t be afraid to audition. This is your chance to try out your acting skills as there are several smaller parts available. For more information, log on to or call (360) 593-9661.

Author reading at

Shoalwater library

The Shoalwater Bay Tribal Community Library will host a reading by author Dawn Lawrence — “Joseph and the Tamanawis Spirit” — at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in the Tribal Center Meeting Room at 2373 Old Tokeland Road in Tokeland. For further information, call the library at (360) 267-8190.

Elton Bennett art show

set for Olympia

The silkscreen artwork of Elton Bennett (1910-1974) will be shown at the Olympia Red Lion Inn from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 16 and 17. These rare examples of the iconic Pacific Northwest artist are presented by his daughter, Barbara Bennett Parsons.

The Red Lion Inn is located at 2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW. Take the exit for Cooper Point Road, turn left over the overpass, then right onto Evergreen Parkway.

For further information about the event call Barbara at (360) 532-3235 or email

Coastal Harvest hosts

“Music by the Sea”

Coastal Harvest’s “Music by the Sea” fundraiser will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Quinault Beach Resort & Casino. Buffet reservations are $40 per person. There will be live and silent auctions, and music will be provided by Fair Winds and Roz and Jim. Reservations must be made by March 11 and can be made by calling (360) 532-6315.

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