Children’s book reading Friday
Del Norte Reads will sponsor a “Pajamas and a Book” reading by local children’s author Craig Strong from his book “Sal Mo.”
This free public reading will begin shortly after 6 p.m. at the Crescent City branch of the Del Norte County Library. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas.
Strong is a marine biologist and the boy character is actually his son. His mother, Helen Coxhead McFarland, did the illustrations. “Sal Mo” refers to a little salmon and his life cycle.
For more information, Call Kelley Nolan at 464-7072.
Art demonstration today
Deborah Dawson will give a watercolor demonstration beginning at noon today preceded by a potluck at Crescent Harbor Gallery.
The gallery’s artist of the month is Brookings artist Buzz Stewart; a sampling of his work is on display throughout April, along with pieces by other gallery members.
“Creative Mondays” are currently being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first, third and fourth Mondays of the month. For more information, visit 140 Marine Way or call 464-9133.
Flamenco concert tonight
Del Norte-Curry Community Concert Association presents the Chris Jácome Flamenco Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. today in Crescent Elk Auditorium, 10th and G streets in Crescent City.
The ensemble features the guitar wizardry of Chris Burton Jácome, plus a vocalist, bassist, percussionist and three flamenco dancers.
Admission is free to all who hold season memberships, and to those new patrons who purchase a membership to next year’s season before or on that date.
Individual tickets at the door cost $15 for adults, and $5 for students and children. For more information, call (707) 465-6572 or (541) 469-3390.
Local Art Walk set for May 4
Twenty venues in the harbor and downtown will be participating in the spring Crescent City Art Walk, to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 4.
Each venue will have art on display, refreshments, and some will include entertainment. A couple of the sites plan to stay open until 8 p.m.
For more information, call Evermore Jewelry & Art Gallery, 465-6000.
‘High School Play’ opens Fri.
The Del Norte High School Theater Production class presents “Just Another High School Play” this weekend in the school’s multipurpose room.
The comedy spoofs the most traditional high school plays from Shakespeare to Albee, with a dose of history and improvisation thrown in for good measure. On Friday and Saturday, the performance begins at 7 p.m., and there will be a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.
Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for children at the door. For more information, call 464-0274.
Orchestra concerts this weekend
The Curry/Del Norte Orchestra presents its spring concert at three locations and times this weekend, including an evening program on Saturday in Gold Beach.
The Crescent City performance will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the community room at Elk Valley Rancheria, 2332 Howland Hill Road. The Brookings performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 1200 Easy St.
Featured artists are Charlotte Heatherly and Sue Gold singing “The Flower Duet” by Leo Delibes, and Christie Lynn Rust performing a solo in the “Concerto in D for Trumpet” by Giuseppe Torelli.
Tickets cost $10 for adults, and are available at Gold Beach Books, Wright’s Custom Framing in Brookings, Del Norte Office Supply and the door. Students through grade 12 are admitted free. For more information, call (541) 247-7210.
CRDN Chorale performs May 9
The College of the Redwoods, Del Norte, Chorale will give its annual spring concert, “A Patchwork of Memories,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in Crescent Elk Auditorium.
The choir, some 70 community voices strong, is under the direction of Christie Lynn Rust, with piano accompaniment by Jill Dovre.
Works to be performed include “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Steam Heat,” “The Road Not Taken,” “Festival Sanctus,” “He’s Gone Away” and “Over the Rainbow.”
The concert is free. For more information, call 218-6769.
Pure Prairie League coming May 20
The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) presents its fifth and final performance of the season — country-rock pioneer Pure Prairie League — at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20, in Crescent Elk Auditorium.
The band has a rich 42-year history, from its Ohio beginning as a group of friends playing cover tunes to the present-day foursome featuring founding member/pedal-steel innovator John David Call, veteran bassist Mike Reilly, drummer Rich Schell and guitar ace Donnie Lee Clark.
In 1972, PPL’s second album Bustin’ Out (RCA Records) went multi-platinum, bringing classic songs “Falling in and Out of Love,” and “Amie.” Tickets cost $20, and are available starting May 1 at Del Norte Office Supply and Wright’s Custom Framing in Brookings. For more information, call 464-1336.