Band camp concert is Friday

The North Coast Summer Band Camp, which is being held at Smith River School this year because of the remodeling at Crescent Elk Middle School, will give its grand finale concert at 7 p.m. Friday in the Smith River Gymnasium.

Students from Brookings, Smith River and Crescent City are honing their musical chops in preparation for a "Back to the Classics" performance. The staff this year includes John Webster, Dan Sedgwick, Greg Goode, Heather Clensay-Clark, Marshall Jones, Frank Allard and Amy Ross. Performed will be excerpts from "Fantasia" and Dvorak's "New World Symphony," as well as classic jazz pieces such as "Take 5" and Gershwin's "Summertime" and classic rock 'n' roll ("Barbara Ann" and "Brown-Eyed Girl"). The public is welcome and donations are appreciated.

Pistol River concert Saturday

The Pistol River Concert Association presents the quintet Betty and the Boy playing folk, bluegrass, minimalist rock and "the cracks in between" at the Pistol River Friendship Hall on Saturday.

Tickets are $15 each and are available at Wright's Custom Framing in Brookings, Gold Beach Books and the door. A $5 student discount or refund is also available at the door. For ticket reservations or more information, call 541-247-2848 or

National Art Showdeadline Aug. 15

Coast Redwoods Art Association is accepting entries for its ninth annual National Art Show through Aug. 15. This is a 2-dimensional fine-art show that will hang throughout September. No photography will be accepted.

Cash prizes are to be awarded, and entry forms can be obtained at Crescent Harbor Gallery, 140 Marine Way. For more information, call 464-9133.

Harbor Gallery August activities

Crescent Harbor Gallery's artist of the month for August is Cathy Dean, who has been painting for most of her life. A sampling of Dean's work, which expresses her love of line and color, is currently on display along with pieces by other gallery members.

Gallery member Arlene Krogstad is offering a watercolor workshop called "Plein Aire Travel Sketches" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. For fees, materials needed, registration and more information, call Crescent Harbor Gallery at 464-9133 or stop by 140 Marine Way.

The gallery's "Fourth Thursday" demo will be held at noon on Aug. 28, preceded by a potluck at 11:30 a.m. At that time, Brookings artist Audi Stanton will give a demonstration on "Mixing Colors: Watercolor, Oil and Acrylics."

LRT members meeting Aug. 16

Lighthouse Repertory Theatre (LRT) is having their annual membership meeting at noon on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 4775 Northbank Rd. A main dish for this "luau"is provided, and those who are or wish to be LRT members should bring a side dish.

This meeting is when the paid membership (those making a donation of $25 or more) votes on the rotation of three open seats each year on the board of directors. This meeting is a great way to have fun with LRT and have a voice within your community theater.

For more information, call 465-3740.

Art in Public Places exhibit

The new Art in Public Places exhibit up in the Del Norte County Courthouse is a one-person show by photographer Jon Parmentier. Titled "Postcards from Home," the exhibit features 17 works of color photography, most of which have Del Norte County nature as their primary focus.

The courthouse is located at 450 H St. in Crescent City and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays except for state holidays.

For more information, contact the artist at 218-1388 or call the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness at 464-1336.

Arts Scene items should be sent to the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) at P.O. Box 1480, Crescent City, CA 95531 or emailed to For more information, call 464-1336.