Arts & Entertainment Briefs

Toast the Harbor

has wine, food, music

Bring your enthusiasm for good wine, craft beer, spirits and gourmet food and head to the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino on Saturday for Toast the Harbor — presented by the Aberdeen Lions Club. The annual fundraising event is from 2 to 9 p.m.

Live music is planned throughout the day and attendees will be able to sample wines from more than a dozen renowned vintners such as Maryhill, Hoodsport, Barefoot wineries, Okanogan Estates, Middleton Family Wines and others.

Micro-brews from the Westport Brewery and Dick’s Brewery, and spirits from the Wishkah River Distillery will also be available. And there will be gourmet food from Halfmoon Bay in Westport, the Quinault Beach Resort and the Northshore Grill in Ocean Shores, along with several other restaurants.

A silent auction will include more than 100 items.

Admission is $15 at the door, but tickets may be ordered directly by going to Tickets may be purchased in advance at Aberdeen Honda, G.L Kluh, Frames-N-Things or Journey Travel in Aberdeen; at Harbor Drug in Hoquiam or at the Quinault Beach Resort, Flying Cats and Sipping Serendipity Wine Shoppe in Ocean Shores. Advance tickets are $12. Admission tncludes a commemorative wine glass, five sampling tickets and a tote bag.

Great White at D&R

on Sunday night

The rock band Great White will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the D&R Theatre in Aberdeen. Best known for the 1989 smash hit “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” Great White’s worldwide sales are approaching 10 million albums.

Tickets range from $20 to $55 and are available at Backstage Espresso next to the D&R or online at


Sunday Afternoon Live

opens with pianist

Sunday Afternoon Live will open its 10th season at the Raymond Theatre with Mike Strickland, a dynamic pianist who will be performing blues, jazz, popular and original music on the Boardman & Gray grand piano on Sunday at 2 p.m.. His eclectic sets might include classics, romantic movie themes and boogie woogie. He will be joined on stage by bassist Clipper Anderson.

Season tickets may be purchased at the ticket desk in the theater lobby on concert days or by calling Adella Hougan at (360) 875-5831. Season tickets are the best deal at a cost of $55 for seven performances.

Individual show tickets cost $10 or $12 on the day of performance, and $5 for youths. Tickets are available at South Bend Pharmacy and Sagen’s Pharmacy in Raymond, or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope with check or money order made out to SAL, P.O. Box 221, South Bend. WA 98586; or by calling (360) 875-5831. For further information, go to the website, www.sunday

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

playing at 7th St.

A breezy, light-hearted romantic comedy that also manages to be touching and poignant, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is the next Silver Screen Classics Film Series offering, Saturday and Sunday at the 7th Street Theatre in Hoquiam.

Based on Truman Capote’s short novel, the 1961 film stars Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, a sexy, sophisticated New Yorker whose madcap mantle cleverly covers a bundle of neuroses. George Peppard plays her ultimate love interest. A solid supporting cast includes Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen and Martin Balsam. Mickey Rooney is oddly cast as Holly’s neighbor, Mr. Yunioshi.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. Saturday showing and 1:30 p.m. for the 2 p.m. Sunday showing. 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 For more information call (360) 537-7400 or check the website,

Locals publish book

on dogs, host signings

Local author Rex Paul Martin and North Cove photographer Marcy Merrill have recently published a book entitled “Dogs Tell Their Stories.”

Told in the dogs’ own words, the book includes dogs who work on search and rescue teams, a retired greyhound champion racer who wants his owners to retire with him, and a couple of dogs who’ve been through the prison system. These are just a few of the stories, accompanied by Merrill’s photographs that are included in the book. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the book goes to the Freedom Tails training program at Stafford Creek Correction Center. Two of the dogs profiled in the book are graduates of the 14-week course.

A hardcover coffee table style book, it is loaded with full-color photographs.

Merrill and Martin will be holding a local book-signing event Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Westport Winery.

The book is available on the internet via or by calling (360) 267-1036 or via email It retails for $49.95 but is available locally for $39.

Grayland Playersto present “Bus Stop”

The Grayland Players community theater group is presenting “Bus Stop” at the Grayland Community Hall, beginning Friday, Nov. 9. Additional performances are Nov 10, Nov. 16-17. All those performances begin at 7:30pm. There is also one matinee at 2pm Nov. 11.

Tickets are available at City Drug in Aberdeen and Twin Harbor Drug in Westport and also on line at or at the door. Tickets are $10. “Bus Stop,” written by William Inge and directed by Carolyn Barker, is that nostalgic story about a group of bus passengers being stranded in a rural restaurant during a terrific snow storm.

Driftwood Players to

present “Excursion Fare”

The Driftwood Players are preparing for their newxt production — “Excursion Fare” — written by Dennis Smith and directed by Dave Lund, later this month.

The comedy/drama in two acts is suggested for teens and older.

Performance dates are Saturday, Nov. 17, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23-24, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8. All those shows begin at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a 1:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Dec. 9.Tickets are $13.00 and are available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen.

Harbor kids to perform

in “Nutcracker” at D&R

Harbor youth have been selected to perform alongside 40 Moscow Ballet professionals in the 20th anniversary Great Russian Nutcracker at the D & R Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 13 and 14.

Lighthouse Ballet Academy in Hoquiam is the host studio for Moscow Ballet’s Student Program. Every year since 1993, Moscow Ballet has engaged local ballet students and host studios in cities on the North American tour.

Tickets for the two performances range from $20 to $55 and are avaialble at Backstage Espresso next to the D&R or online at