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Lincoln Day Dinner planned for Feb. 11

 The Curry County Republican Central Committee has scheduled its annual Lincoln Day Dinner for Feb. 11.

The dinner is part of Lincoln Day celebrations throughout the United States in honor of President Abraham Lincoln.

The dinner will be at the Best Western Beachfront Inn  conference center, 16011 Boat Basin Road, Harbor. Check-in time is 4:30 p.m., followed by a social hour. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.



PACKY Awards: Chetco Pelican Players honor the best of 2011

Teri MacGregor is joyful after receiving an award for her role in “Fuddy Meers.” The Pilot/Bill Schlichting

More than two decades ago, the Chetco Pelican Players was established and soon afterward, began presenting awards known as the PACKY – Performing Arts Center Krazy Year.

Although the Players now have its shows at the Chetco Playhouse, the words in the award title, Krazy Year, still apply.

The 2011 season was plagued with schedule changes, faced with show cancellations and had more thespians die than any previous season, yet the theater group managed to pull it off, with most of the shows receiving several awards.





Chetco Pelican Players set to open 2012 season

 The Chetco Pelican Players will be offering a Valentine’s Day treat during February when it presents “Cupid and Psyche.”

The show opens Friday, Feb. 3 and will be performed for three weekends at the Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave., Brookings. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. A special performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.

“Cupid & Psyche” is a romantic comedy adapted from an ancient Greek myth that explores the double-edged sword of love and doubt. 



Mombo shares magic of drums with students


Mombo encourages a student to “talk to me” using his hands on a djembe drum Wednesday. The Pilot/Scott Graves

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

Eight energetic and squirmy third graders scurried to the front of the room and sat down in front of eight conga drums, eager for a chance to play.

After a few minutes of drumming up a storm, the eight students returned to their seats, and another eight took their place. Then another, and another.



Air Force band plays free Crescent City concert

 CRESCENT CITY – The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West’s jazz ensemble, The Commanders, will perform a free concert of classic big band jazz at  7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, 421 Highway 101 N.

The concert will feature a variety of styles, from traditional big band swing to Latin and contemporary.

The Commanders is a newly revived ensemble from the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, under the direction of Master Sgt. James Butler.  



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