Triplicate Staff

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

Jandaacute;come 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 Jandaacute;come,

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


For more information, call Evermore Jewelry and 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


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


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


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.

Art Scene items should be sent to the Del Norte Association for

Cultural Awareness (DNACA) at P.O. Box 1480, Crescent City, CA 95531 or

e-mailed to They can also be sent directly to the

Triplicate at For more information, call