NEWS BRIEFS: Free concerts set for Port Angeles this summer … and other items

News items for the North Olympic Peninsula

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College Vocal Jazz Ensemble will hold two concerts this summer that are free and open to the public.

The Peninsula College Student Solo Showcase will take place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Maier Performance Hall at the Port Angeles campus of the college, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

On Thursday, jazz singer Greta Matassa will perform with the PC Solo Showcase winners at Olympic Cellars Winery, 255410 U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles. Admission is free, but donations are requested.

For more information, contact Elaine Gardner-Morales at or 214-478-8763.

Grief support

SEQUIM — Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County is offering a five-week grief support group series from Aug. 29 to Sept. 26.

The group will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church at 100 S. Blake Ave.

The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required because group size is limited. For more information, call the hospice office at 360-452-1511.

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County provides free services to terminally ill patients and their families.

For more information or to register, call 360-452-1511.

Peninsula College jazz concert on Tuesday

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble will hold its summer quarter jazz concert in the Maier Concert Hall on the Peninsula College campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The jazz ensemble features Robbin Eaves on vocals with an 11-piece jazz band.

Eaves will sing some well-loved standards by George Gershwin (“I’ve Got a Crush on You”), Hoagy Carmichael (“Lazy River/Lazybones”) and Sir Paul McCartney (“Eleanor Rigby”).

The band also will feature music by Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Hank Mobley, Curtis Fuller, James Williams, Walter Davis Jr. and others.

The performers in this band come from Port Angeles, Sequim, Joyce, Quilcene and Port Townsend.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, phone 360-417-6405 or email

Puppet show

PORT ANGELES — As part of the annual summer reading program at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS), teen volunteers will stage a puppet show suitable for all ages at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

“Penelope Puppet’s Summer Adventure” will feature a variety of short puppet acts.

Each summer, the Port Angeles Library is host to more than 50 teen volunteers.

These individuals help with a variety of events and tasks, including planning some activities and assisting with summer reading sign-ups.

This year, a number of the volunteers have worked together to write, direct and stage this puppet show.

For more information, visit or phone 360-417-8500, ext. 7705.

Play auditions

PORT ANGELES — Auditions for “The Sea is a Restless Whore” will take place at Peninsula College’s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., from

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

The play, written by Brian Boone and directed by Dr. Lara Starcevich, is about five pirates aboard a ship. Each harbors a dirty little secret, and each sings a dirty little song about it.

Actors can bring a resume and a head shot and prepare a monologue; however, this is not a requirement to audition.

Those auditioning will be required to read from scenes in the play, which will be provided at the audition.

The story line takes place aboard a pirate ship and will require actors to perform their roles with a blustery pirate accent.

Rehearsals for the play begin Sept. 19, with an opening date of Nov. 11.

Those unable to attend the auditions can email Starcevich at to set up an alternate audition time.

‘Adulting’ talk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Boiler Room, 711 Water St., will hold “Adulting: Dealing with Creditors and Solicitors” at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The free lecture is open to all.

New York native and former Boiler Room board member Julia Cochrane will talk about how to handle creditors and solicitors, what they are allowed to ask for and what to tell them if they go too far.

For more information, contact Amy Howard at or 360-379-8247, or visit

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