Del Norte High School Madrigal Dinner

The Del Norte High School Madrigal Choir dinner will take place at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at noon Saturday at the Crescent City Elks Lodge, 356 H St.

Enjoy a traditional medieval Christmas Feast complete with Lords and Ladies in period costuming, brass fanfare, traditional instrumental music, ensemble entertainment, and audience participation followed by a formal concert. Tickets are $30 for evening performances and $25 for the matinee and are available at Del Norte Office Supply, 240 I St., and should be purchased no later than Dec. 12. The fully catered meal will be provided by Marlo’s Greek and Italian Restaurant.

A Christmas Cactus

The Chetco Pelican Players present their Christmas production, “A Christmas Cactus,” a holiday mystery with a dash of love story. The shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave., Brookings, running Friday through Dec. 16. Tickets for general admission are $12 and students are $6. For more information, call 541-469-1857.

Manley Art Center and Gallery

The Manley Art Center and Gallery, 433 Oak St., Brookings, will display “Soul’s Captured,” a show by the Life Drawing Group, through Dec. 29 with a diverse array of talents capturing the essence of their subjects. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Children of all ages are invited to the center from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays to see work created by member artists and work in the classroom. For more information, call 541-469-1807.

California Redwoods Art Association

California Redwoods Art Association’s 2nd St Gallery, 1228 2nd St., will exhibit a collection of photography from December’s Artist of the Month, Catherine Balck.

The gallery is also displaying members’ collections throughout the community, including: the Del Norte County Library, Sutter Coast Hospital and their Infusion Center, and Wild Rivers Community Foundation. Every Wednesday noon-2 p.m. local artist Carol Long teaches oil painting class and 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Jenny Rosa teaches ukulele at the Gallery.

Registration is required for all classes. Become a member of the gallery and spend Saturday painting and networking from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 707-460-1414.

Crescent Harbor Gallery

Coast Redwoods Art Association’s Crescent Harbor Gallery, 140 Marine Way, will display work by their December Artist of the Month, students from the College of the Redwoods Art Program thanks to instructor Greg Christensen.

Saturdays at the gallery include a papier maché program 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Sundays include a still-life drawing group from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mondays from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. offers a space and good company for artists and crafters. For more information, call 707-464-9133.

Brian Scott Gallery

Brian Scott Gallery, 515 Chetco Ave., Brookings, is now featuring the newest artist in the gallery, Brian Childers, with his wood-turned bowls.

The month of December will host their Winter Wonderland show with all of the gallery’s artists contributing new work with a winter theme. The gallery invites you to network while enjoying coffee, tea, and an ocean view on their patio for Brown Bag Thursday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. each week. For more information, call 541-412-8687.

Arts for Veterans

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness is offering a new course of guitar workshops with teaching artist Dale Morgan for veterans and their families. Intermediate class takes place 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m. and beginning class takes place 6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m. every Tuesday from Jan. 8 through March 12 in the Fireside Room of the VFW Hall, 810 H St., Crescent City.

A new course of creative writing with teaching artist Sharon McKinney will be offered 1 p.m.-3 p.m. every Saturday from Jan. 12 through March 2 at the Del Norte Senior Center, 1765 Northcrest Dr.

We will also host the next drum circle with local musician Mombo Hernandez from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 12 at the VFW Hall. Hand drums and percussion instruments will be provided.

All workshops are free-of-charge to veterans and their family members and families are eligible whether or not the veteran participates. DNACA’s Arts for Veterans program is funded in part by Veterans in the Arts, a program of the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at For more information or to request tickets, contact DNACA at or 707-464-1336.

Poetry Out Loud

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness invites the public to the first annual Del Norte High School-Wide Competition at 6 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Del Norte High Library, 1301 El Dorado St., Crescent City.

The public is also invited to the first annual Sunset High School-Wide Poetry Out Loud Competition at 11 a.m. Jan. 17 in Sunset’s MPR, 2500 Elk Valley Cross Road.

The County-Wide Poetry Out Loud Competition will also be open to the public 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at the College of the Redwoods, Del Norte campus, 883 W. Washington Blvd., Crescent City. Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, giving participating students the opportunity to receive scholarships and recognition for their work.

DNACA and this program are funded, in part, by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Visit to learn more. For more information about the competition, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or .

Art in Public Places

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness’ Art in Public Places exhibit is our 27th Annual Juried Multimedia Show. This exhibit will be on display through Jan. 17 when we will host a public reception honoring the artists from 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

DNACA’s Art in Public Places exhibits are available for viewing in the Del Norte County Courthouse, 450 H St., Crescent City. The courthouse is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays except for state holidays.

There will soon be an Art in Public Places exhibit in the new terminal of CEC airport, 150 Dale Rupert Road. For more information, call DNACA at 707-464-1336.

Gallery of Arts and Culture

The Gallery of Arts and Culture, 175 H St., is featuring the show “Art Safari,” benefiting the Smith River Alliance as well as the artists.

T he show includes watercolor and acrylic works created by artists Rick Tolley, John Crater, Andrew Daneil, Paul Rickard, and Jeff Stanley. They spent the past two months painting in plein air along the Smith River from Myrtle Beach to Goose Creek while being hosted at Rock Creek Ranch.

Also featured in the Gallery are new watercolor paintings from John Hewett, created on his painting tour of Greece. A collection of original Christmas ornaments by Nancy Ehorn and Ann Holm are also available while supplies last. The Gallery is open 11 a.m-6:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information, call 707-464-4745.

Friends of Music

Brookings Harbor Friends of Music continues their 34th season with Dashon Burton, bass-baritone vocalist, at 3 p.m. on Jan. 19.

Other concerts in their series include: cellist Nicholas Canellakis and pianist-composer Michael Brown on Feb. 10; Thomas Pandolfi, American pianist, on April 7; and the Minguet Quartet, Classical-Romantic strings, on April 28. The season concludes with their annual Scholarship concert, free to the public, on May 19 with Alexander Tutanov, professor of piano at Southern Oregon University, and will feature the young artists selected as scholarship recipients.

All performances take place at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 102 Park Ave., Brookings, and begin at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at Wright’s Custom Framing, 810 Chetco Ave., and at the door. Individual tickets are $20. Students 18 and under receive free admission.

For more information, call 541-469-7625 or visit

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