Arts for Veterans

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness announces a new workshop as a part of its Arts for Veterans program. From 1 p.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays beginning this weekend through March 3 at the Del Norte Senior Center at 1765 Northcrest Dr., teaching artist Barbara Genovese will hold a Creative Writing Circle for veterans and their families. Registration is required.

A new course of guitar classes taught by Dale Morgan will take place in the Fireside Room at VFW Hall at 810 H St., and will run from Jan. 23 through March 27. Intermediate classes are from 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m. and beginning classes are from 6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

DNACA’s Arts for Veterans program is funded, in part, by the Veterans Initiative in the Arts, a program of the California Arts Council, a state agency. For more information and to register, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or .

Manley Art Center Gallery

Join the Pelican Bay Arts Association 3 p.m.-5p.m. on Sunday at the Manley Art Center Gallery at 433 Oak St., in Brookings to celebrate new work by Brian Childers. Enjoy the afternoon with food and drink and a discussion on the finer points of turning wood. For more information, call 541-469-1807.

Friends of Music

Brookings Harbor Friends of Music continues their 33rd season on Sunday with Zivian Tomkins Duo, a returning favorite now performing with violinist Axel Strauss. Their upcoming lineup includes: Nordic Voices, an a cappella group from Scandinavia, on Feb. 11; The Minetti Quartet, a string ensemble from Austria, on Feb. 25; and the Rastrelli Cello Quartet, an outfit dedicated to performing between the genres, on April 15.

The season concludes on May 20 with Friends of Music’s annual Scholarship concert, free to all, teaming up with Alexander Tutunov, a professor of piano at Southern Oregon University, to highlight young artists selected as scholarship winners. All concerts take place at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 102 Park Ave., Brookings. Season tickets for all 7 performances are $100 and individual concert tickets are $20. Students under age 18 receive free admission. Tickets are available at Wright’s Custom Framing at 810 Chetco Ave. in Brookings or at the door. For more information, visit or call 541-412-2957.

DNACA’s 26th Annual Juried Multimedia Show reception

The public is invited to join the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness in honoring the participating artists of its 26th annual Juried Multimedia Show. The reception takes place 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 18 in the courthouse at 450 H St., with hors d’oeuvres and networking with local artists and others in our arts community. For more information, call DNACA at 707-464-1336.

Art in Public Places

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness’ Art in Public Places exhibit is the 26th Annual Juried Multimedia Show. It is available for viewing in the Del

Norte County Courthouse at 450 H St., Crescent City, through Jan. 18. The courthouse is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays except for state holidays. For more information, call DNACA at 707-464-1336.

Del Norte High School Dance

The students of Del Norte High School’s dance classes present “Legends Never Die,” a winter dance concert, at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 19-20 in Crescent Elk Auditorium at 994 G St., Crescent City. Tickets for general admission are $8 pre-sale or $10 at the door, students and senior citizens are $5, children 6-12 are $3, and children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available at Del Norte Office Supply at 240 I St. and at the door.

Crescent Harbor Gallery

Coast Redwoods Art Association’s Crescent Harbor Gallery January Artist of the Month is John Wilkinson. A papier mache program, for both kids and adults, is starting at 1 p.m. on Saturdays; bring a round plastic container.

A Valentine Card workshop will be hosted by Cheryl Williams 1 p.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday for a registration fee of $15. Every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. is Paint and Play day for children. Every Sunday from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. are paint-ins, offering a space and good company for artists and crafters. Every Monday from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. provides another chance for people to create in a community setting. For more information, call 707-464-9133.

California Redwoods Art Association

California Redwoods Art Association’s 2nd St Gallery’s January Artist of the Month is “Smokey” Bill Harper, showcasing his mixed media photography. The Wild Rivers Community Foundation at 990 Front St., has also hung paintings by Lee Beising and photography by Betty Depee and will be available for viewing through Feb. 1. Become a member of the gallery and spend Saturday afternoons painting and networking from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Art classes for children take place on Saturday mornings. Local artist Maida Piotrowski will resume oil painting classes from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. For more information, call 707-460-1414.

Beginning oil painting

Local artist Arlene Krogstad will teach a three-part beginning oil painting workshop, in a paint-along format with redwoods, from 9 a.m-noon on Feb. 9, 16, and 23 at Crescent Harbor Gallery at 140 Marine Way. The cost to participate in all three is $65 and registration is required. Most supplies will be furnished, but participants are asked to bring two small jars with lids. For more information, call 707-464-9133.

South Coast Writers Conference

The 23rd Annual South Coast Writers Conference will take place at Southwestern Oregon Community College at 96082 Lone Ranch Rd., Brookings. Writing-intensive workshops will be offered from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 16 followed by a free-to-the-public authors’ reading from 7 p.m.-9p.m. Four 90-minute workshops will be available for advance registration all day Feb. 17 followed by a free-of-charge writers’ critique circle from 7 p.m.-9p.m. Registration fees are $65 for Saturday only through Jan. 31 and will then increase to $75, $125 for both Friday and Saturday through Jan. 31 and will then increase to $135, and $60 for Friday only if space is available after Jan. 31. For more information and to register, call 541-813-1667.

Pistol River Concert

The Pistol River Concert Association presents The Special Consensus, a classic bluegrass outfit with modern flare, at 8 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Pistol River Friendship Hall at 24252 Carpenterville Rd., in Pistol River, Oregon. Tickets are $15 each and are available at Wright’s Custom Framing at 810 Chetco Ave., Brookings and at Gold Beach Books at 29707 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach. For more information, email .

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