Arts & Entertainment Briefs

Celtic quartet Craicmore

set for Bishop Center

The Celtic musical quartet Craicmore comes to the Bishop Center stage on Saturday evening, opening the new season at Grays Harbor College’s performing arts center. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

The Craicmore foursome plays traditional and contemporary music from Ireland and Scotland, adding in hard-shoe dancing, an East Indian shruti box and even a didgeridoo. The group has toured extensively through the western United States and traveled as far away as Shanghai, China.

Tickets — which ranges from $10 to $15 — are on sale now at and by calling (360) 538-4066.

Ukulele lessons

at Westport library

Learn to play the ukulele in one short session. “The Ukalaliens” — Kate Power and Steve Einhorn — are professional folksingers, songwriters and teachers of the ukulele. They’ll bring their simple and entertaining method, lifelong experience, and a trunk full of Kala ukuleles to teach the uninitiated how to play and sing.

The workshop will be held at the Westport Timberland Library from 1 to 2: 30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

The program is free of charge. About 30 loaner ukes will be available for the classes, first come, first served.

The McCleary Timberland Library is located at 121 S. Fourth St.; telephone: (360) 495-3368. The Westport Timberland Library is at 101 E. Harms Drive; telephone: (360) 268-0521. For more information, please call one of the libraries or go to www.TRL.ord.

Abbott & Costello, “Poltergeist"

coming to 7th St. Theatre

The 7th St. Theatre in Hoquiam will present two classic movies in October.

The first is “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein” on this Saturday and Sunday.

“Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein” is the next Silver Screen Classics Film Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Then, at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 & 27, the theater will present Steven Spielberg’s horror classic “Poltergeist.”

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and children, and will be available at the door. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug, Books on 7th, and at

Elma library to host

lectures on Northwest bats

Greg Falxa of Cascadia Research, an expert on the bats of the Northwest, will be at the Elma Timberland Library from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 to share his knowledge and research. The library welcomes all ages for this event.

Falxa will reveal some of the mysteries, discuss the facts, and expose some of the myths surrounding bats. He’ll also show slides and exhibits, take audience questions, and pose a few questions of his own. This is an opportunity for people to expand their understanding of these denizens of our environment that so often go unnoticed.

Falxa has studied regional bat populations since 2001. Granted unique access to Fort Lewis/JBLM, he tracks the base’s threatened colonies and works on roosting structures. In Olympia, Falxa has led bat walks around Capitol Lake, where thousands of bats spend up to six hours feeding on insects each summer night. Because no one knows where most of our bats spend the winter, for the last several years he’s been studying where the regional species go.

A radio communications field engineer, Falxa has been a radio tracking expert for Cascadia Research for more than 25 years. He also spent four five-month long seasons over a period of three years in Antarctica. Falxa has a biology degree from The Evergreen State College and works seasonally with the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife.

The Elma Timberland Library is located at 118 N First Street, Elma. For more information, please contact the library at (360) 482-3737.

Tryouts for Beast,

Belle this weekend

Tryouts for the two leads in “Beauty and the Beast,” the spring musical at Grays Harbor College, are slated for Sunday. The auditions will start at 2 p.m. at the Music Pavilion on the Aberdeen campus, and will be only for the roles of Belle and the Beast.

According to Director Brad Duffy, auditions for the entire cast of the musical will be scheduled on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., and on Wednesday, Dec. 5, starting at 4 p.m.

“Beauty and the Beast’ will be performed on the Bishop Center stage the first two weekends of March.

Grammy winner Mattea

set for Bishop Center

Two-time Grammy winner Kathy Mattea brings her soulful vocals to the Bishop Center stage on Sunday evening, Oct 28. Tickets are going fast for this one-night-only show and are available online at or call (360) 538-4066. Kathy Mattea will perform her classic favorites “18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “Come from the Heart,” “Train of Memories,” plus new songs from her newest album “Calling Me Home.”