Zoom sing-along Tuesday to lift spirits of ukulele member

PORT TOWNSEND — It’ll be a sing-along to celebrate friendship.

Ukuleles Unite has invited all voices to join in an online get-together Tuesday to support member Patricia Bolen as she copes with tough times.

A Zoom session from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. aims to surround Bolen with songs including “Shower the People,” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” and “I Can See Clearly Now,” plus a number of Beatles tunes.

Words and music are provided in a songbook at ukulelesunite.com. That’s the website for the Zoom link too for the sing-along, whose theme is “With a Little Help from My Friends.”

Bolen, a trauma counselor in Port Townsend, has had a difficult autumn, Ukuleles Unite’s Bruce Cowan said. After losing her husband to COVID-19, she discovered she had an agressive form of skin cancer. As she undergoes a series of surgeries, she’s temporarily unable to work.

Bolen is also an energetic member of Ukuleles Unite, putting heart and soul into the group’s mission of “spreading joie d’ukulele,” Cowan noted.

“We want to appreciate her and support her,” he said.

More in Entertainment

Julia Maynard, who at 22 constructed a cedar-mahogany Nevins yacht tender in Mystic, Conn., will be one of the speakers in “She Builds: Wit & Wisdom from Three Port Townsend Woman Boatbuilders,” a Northwest Maritime Center discussion to stream online Thursday evening. (Julia Maynard)
Three boatbuilders to speak on livestreamed program

Ninety-minute discussion part of ‘Ask an Expert’ series

Artist and poet Nhatt Nichols, at Aldrich’s upstairs space in Port Townsend, has released her book, “This Party of the Soft Things.” She and fellow author Ward Serrill will discuss their work at Finnriver Farm on Wednesday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Pair of writers to host release

Books to be celebrated at Finnriver Farm Cidery

Marny Friedman, left, and Christine Emmes are part of the Just Soup crew each Tuesday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where free hot lunches are handed out in the church parking lot. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
More than just soup: Volunteers work rain or shine

St. Paul’s provides frees meals each Tuesday

North Olympic Library System to offer take-and-make hot cocoa bomb kits

Beginning Friday, DIY Hot Cocoa Bomb take-and-make kits are… Continue reading

Port Townsend artist and writer Velda Thomas, having just released her book “Blended: Perspectives on Belonging,” is now at work on a new printmaking project. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
‘Blended’ offers space to remember

Author to present free online talk on Thursday

Local youth to present ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’

Olympic Theatre Arts Center will present a Missoula Children’s Theatre… Continue reading

Nitasha Lewis
Social Justice Week begins with lecture today

Peninsula College will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin… Continue reading

Most Read