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‘Scheherazade’ ends Sunday

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Nefario and Skeeter (Evan and Mariah Wise) sing a song about their antics against the king.

Two chances remain for the well-attended musical “The Stories of Scheherazade” at the Harbor Performing Arts Center, 97900 Shopping Center Ave.

In fact, according to Director Dori Randall, the Brookings Harbor Community Theater productions have been so well attended, she recommends making reservations or purchasing tickets early for the shows scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today (Nov. 15) and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16.

Tickets cost $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $7 for students and $5 for children 5 and younger. Tickets are available at New Wave Video in Harbor and Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies in Brookings. For reservations, call 541-661-2473 or 541-469-4700.

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Happy birthday: League celebrates 239th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps

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Bob Gilmore and Fred Pate lead the group bringing in the birthday cake celebrating the Marine Corps birthday. Photo by Jef Hatch/HatchPhoto Studios

The Lucky 7 Casino bustled with fancy dresses and military uniforms on Saturday night as the  U.S. Marine Corps celebrated its 239th birthday in style with the annual Marine Corps Ball. 

The ball takes several months to plan, and was orchestrated mainly by past Commandants Linda Schamel and Mike Noonan, who, along with Commandant Jim Metcalfe, led the audience in singing happy birthday to the organization.

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Art cards

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Curry Good Samaritan Center residents use the activity room to create greeting cards.

Residents at Curry Good Samaritan Center keep their minds exercised by creating handmade cards for all occasions.

The residents draw the images or glue images to create a collage. A variety of methods are used when drawing. Many of the art forms come from different cultures throughout the world, according to Bonnie Jean Bremer, art instructor.

When the cards are completed, they are displayed and sold at events and businesses throughout the area. The public will be able to see and purchase the cards inside Dewey’s Digs at today’s (Nov. 8) Second Saturday Art Walk from 3 to 6 p.m.

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Crocheted animals keep Duarte busy

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Ginger Duarte is covered in her creations, which also covers much of the available space in her home.

Ginger Duarte is in her house, surrounded by pigs and elephants and octopi and owls. Chickens roost on a counter, next to fat round fish, a round-eyed monkey and a five-segmented caterpillar — all of which she made by hand, stitch by crocheted stitch.

“I’ve always liked my owls,” she said when trying to pick a favorite. “But I like my chickens, and ‘Snake,’ and the trees. And my alien. And the pink elephant. Everyone, in their lifetime, should see at least one pink elephant.”

She will be among the artisans at the annual Community Christmas Bazaar, Nov. 15, at the Azalea Middle and Brookings-Harbor High schools.

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Fashions for funds

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Chere Wier of Chere’s Boutique in Crescent City describes the outfit modeled by Mary DeArmond.

During a full afternoon of fashion shows and raffle prizes, the Brookings Emblem Club raised $2,890 for the multiple causes that they support.

Six models — Annetta Petruzzi, Marion Roberts, Dorothy Deck, Georgeann Rudicel, Mary DeArmond and Margo Hanscam — paraded up and down the stage before an audience of 140 Emblem Club members, showing off outfits from Chere’s Boutique, an upscale women’s clothing store in Crescent City. 

The fashion show, held at the Brookings Elks Lodge, was emceed by Chere Wier, owner of the boutique, who has been helping out with the fashion show since its inception 10 years ago.

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