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OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK –– A special Olympic mountain music sing-along will help celebrate the the 50th anniversary of the federal Wilderness Act at the Heart o' the Hills campground amphitheater on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“Olympic Mountain Music” by Dan Lieberman and Friends is an educational music project inspired by the wilderness mountains of Olympic National Park.
Accompanying Lieberman will be percussionist Brian Phillips and story and songsmiths Alice and “Ranger” Dunbar Susong.
The sing-along songs, which celebrate music, nature and education, are intended for people of all ages.
The entrance fee to Olympic National Park will be waived Saturday. The campground is 5 miles south of Port Angeles.
For more information, visit OlympicMountainMusic.com.
Author to read
SEQUIM –– Author Michele Roldan-Shaw will read from her new book, A Book of True Adventure Tales, at 7 p.m. Thursday in the LARC Gallery, 425 E. Washington St.
During the free reading, Roldan-Shaw will share tales about kayaking with alligators in the Cajun bayou, swapping tales with Appalachian moonshiners and skinny-dipping in the Florida tangles.
CHIMACUM –– Artist Thaddeus Jurczynski is offering a pair of workshops to help prepare for a celebration of the upcoming return of salmon to Chimacum Creek.
Participants can create illuminated paper “salmon lanterns” that they can decorate with salmon imagery, to be lighted at the Salmon Festival at Chimacum High School on Nov. 1.
Sponsored by the North Olympic Salmon Coalition, the free event runs from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave. in Port Hadlock.
PORT ANGELES –– Saturday night brings another contra dance to the Black Diamond Community Hall, and everybody, regardless of dance experience, is invited.
To start the evening, a beginners' workshop and refresher will go from
7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This gives everyone a chance to learn the New England-style contra dances.
Singles, couples and families are encouraged to join, which is the last dance before the organizers take a break until next summer.
The Red Crow band will play from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., with dance caller Laura Me Smith talking everyone through their steps.
Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for dancers 17 and younger. Dancers also may bring refreshments to share.
The hall is at 1942 Black Diamond Road, about 2 miles south of Port Angeles via Pine Street.
For more details, phone 360-457-5667 or 360-477-7222.
COYLE –– Bluegrass pickers FarmStrong will play the Concerts in the Woods series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, 923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle.
Jim Faddis, from one of the state's top bluegrass bands, Prairie Flyer, met Cort Armstrong, founder of the Asheville, N.C., band Blue Rooster, at an open mic event in Sequim.
They started singing bluegrass and country duets together, which led to developing a diverse repertoire, including blues, folk and even rock 'n' roll songs.
The band added Rick Meade on bass.
Admission to the all-ages show is by donation.
PORT LUDLOW –– Self-portraits made last month by the Port Ludlow Artists' League will be on display in the lobby of the Port Ludlow branch of Sound Community Bank through October.
A reception to open the exhibit will be 4 p.m. to
5 p.m. Wednesday at in the bank, 9500 Oak Bay Road, and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Artists' League gallery next door.
Tickets are $2 to enter a monthly drawing for an original piece of artwork.
Proceeds benefit the league's scholarship fund.
PORT ANGELES –– A trio of talented young musicians will play for the Port Angeles Symphony's most elegant event of the year.
Young Artist Competition musicians Adlai Erickson on cello, Marley Erickson on violin and Joshua Gershon on flute will play while the audience dines at C'est Si Bon, 23 Cedar Park Drive, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.
Advance reservations for the $75 dinner concert are required and can be made by contacting symphony director Mark Wendeborn at 360-457-5579 or 360-809-3656 or by emailing email@example.com.
PORT TOWNSEND –– Internationally known Portland, Ore., jazz guitarist John Stowell and his Scenes Trio perform a cover-free set at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Cellar Door, 940 Water St.
Stowell has performed and taught internationally for more than 30 years and published an instruction book on jazz guitar.
His original take on harmony, chords and improvisations has set him apart. He is widely acclaimed and recognized as a master of the instrument.
The Scenes Trio is made up of Stowell, Jeff Johnson on bass and John Bishop on drums.
PORT TOWNSEND –– Wayne Horvitz and Sweeter Than the Day perform at the Key City Playhouse, 419 Washington St., at 8 p.m. Sunday as part of the Cabaret Concert Series produced by Key City Public Theatre and George Rezendes/Toolshed Sound Lab.
Horvitz describes his music as “beautifully crafted tunes that act like jazz but feel like songs.”
Band members include Horvitz on piano, Alex Guy on viola and violin, Geoff Harper on bass and Andy Roth on drums.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 360-385-KCPT or online at www.keycitypublictheatre.org.