Local Arts & Entertainment Briefs


Ocean Shores

North Beach Singers

present ’30s-’40s music

The North Beach Singers and the New Horizons Band will present music from the 1930 and ’40s in “A Sentimental Journey” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Chapel By the Sea, State Route 109 in Moclips. Admission is free, and donations of food and money for the local Food Banks are greatly appreciated.

Sherlock Holmes

comes to Raymond

The legendary British detective Sherlock Holmes and his friends Dr. Watson, Mrs. Hudson, and Inspector Lestrade will meet the notorious Moriarty family for the next two weeks in downtown Raymond.

The Willapa Players’ latest production — “Sherlock’s Last Case” — opens Friday with a Champagne Opening at 7:30 p.m. at the Hannan Playhouse on 8th Street. Additional performances are scheduled for Saturday; Friday, June 15; and Saturday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. with two Sunday matinees — June 10 and June 17 — at 2 p.m.

Scott Cowell will take on the role of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, and Bob Stalder will portray his faithful sidekick, Dr. John Watson (which is actually the bigger part in this play). Those familiar with the Sherlock Holmes’ tradition will remember their landlady and housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson, who will be played by Tena Boggs. Another recurring character in the Holmes’ legend, Scotland Yard’s Inspector Lestrade, will be played by Russ Wiitala. Jenny Allan undertakes the part of Lisa Moriarty.

Tickets for the Champagne Opening are $11 and all other shows are $10. They are available at South Bend Pharmacy, Everyone’s Video and More in Raymond, and at the door.

Civic Choir will

perform in Sunday

The Grays Harbor Civic Choir performs its annual Spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bishop Center on the Grays Harbor College campus. Directed by Ian Dorsch, the community vocal group will present Dvorak’s “Mass in D Major,” a piece that has never been performed on the Harbor.

Soloists will include Kelsey Bergey, Joy Dorsch, Seth Hollen, Sandy Lloyd, Jim Matoza, Dixie Miles, Jerrod Phelps, Andrea Vingo and Jeremy Wright. According to Dorsch, the group “has found it to be a rare pleasure to discover such a beautiful work.” Members of the Grays Harbor Symphony Orchestra will accompany the choir.

Opening the program will be an instrumental piece, the “Dumka” movement from Dvorak’s well-loved Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, featuring Karen Meikle, violin I; Jeffrey Freed, violin II; Lindell Stacy-Horton, viola; Jenny Leighton, cello; and Merry Jo Zimmer, piano.

Tickets for the Civic Choir performance are on sale now online at www.gghc.edu/bishop, priced at $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, $7 for students; children 12 and younger will be admitted free with purchase of an adult ticket.

New gallery opening in Ocean Shores

The Creative Light Gallery will host a grand opening reception on Sunday at 849-6 Pt. Brown Ave. NW, Ocean Shores, on the south side of the Home Port restaurant. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. by the Ocean Shores Chamber of Commerce. The gallery will exhibit the images of six photographers with extensive experience in nature photography.

The gallery will be open daily. The phone number is (360) 940-7468.

Hill’s music students

to perform recitals

Christine Hill Music Studios will present voice and piano students in a spring recitals at 7 p.m., Sunday at the Aberdeen First United Methodist Church.

Students performing on Sunday include: Ken Albert, Meghan Anderson, Ariel Beck-Kitchell, Paul Bialkowsky, Terry Boyer, Libby Carrico, Laura Hill, Analei Holt, Keola Holt, Steve Jacobson, Brittany Jenson, Austin Lenz, Ken McDonald, Mary Pier, Sara Pier, Dana Roberts, Katie Sherwood, Quentin Sotomish, Andrea Vingo, Jeremy West and Meagan Yeoman, with additional performances by The Golden Trio (Cora Foss, Keola Holt and Libby Carrico), the Disney Trio (Cora Foss, Quention Sotomish and special guest, Chris Fruto) and the male quartet (Paul Bialkowsky, Ken Albert, Terry Boyer and special guest, Peter Krum).

Admission is free and the public is invited. A reception will follow each recital. The church is located at the corner of Second and Broadway in Aberdeen.

Winery to host

Fleur de Lis festival

Westport Winery’s Fleur de Lis Festival is Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. This celebration is free and open to all ages.

The Westport Art Festival will host Art In The Vines during this event as a precursor to its summer art fest. At 3 p.m., Westport Winery will unveil the sculpture Fleur de Lis, by Lora Malakoff of Clallam Bay.

The Electric Park Jazz Band will perform throughout the event.

GHC’s Sandgren showing

his art in Eugene, Ore.

Karin Clarke Gallery in Eugene, Orte., will host an exhibit by Grays Harbor’s Erik Sandgren. He has been tenured at Grays Harbor College as a one-person art department since 1991.

The current exhibit of framed and unframed watercolors explores the beauty of the land and waters of this area. A reception with Sandgren will be held at the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Woodwork on display

at GHC art gallery

Currently on display in the gallery of the Grays Harbor College’s Spellman Library are handcrafted works by members of the Grays Harbor Fine Woodworking Guild.

The display may be viewed during regular library hours through June 20. The Spellman Library is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., until 6 p.m. on Thursdays, until 4:30 p.m. on Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

Driftwood Players to

present “Catfish Moon”

The Driftwood Players will present the comedy-drama “Catfish Moon,” directed by Gary Morean, beginning Friday. July 6.

The plot: In an attempt to reunite his two best friends, Curley plans the fishing trip of a lifetime at their favorite hangout. The bitterness and pressures of growing up have ended the friendship between Frog and Gordon, and the final straw comes when Gordon starts dating Frog’s ex-wife. On the pier, the weight of adulthood is lifted by laughter and their love of fishing and the three men discover that their friendship was never really lost.

Performance dates:

• Friday, Saturday: July 6, 7

• Friday, Saturday: July 13, 14

• Friday, Saturday: July 20, 21

• Friday, Saturday: July 27, 28

Curtain time for all shows is 7:30 p.m.

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

Concert will benefit

juvenile diabetes effort

Fusions Art Gallery in Ocean Shores will present loca Elvis impersonator Scot Bruce in a concert to benefit the juvenile diabetes research foundation at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the 7th St. Theatre in Hoquiam. Tickets are now available at the art gallery at 834 Point Brown Ave. NE.