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Friends of Music brings operatic vocalists to Brookings

Friends of Music presents “An Afternoon of Opera and Musical Theater” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Calvary Assembly of God, 518 Fir St., Brookings.

The presentation will be given by operatic vocalists Eugene Brancoveanu, Ronit Widmann-Levy and Thomas Glenn.

During the 2011-12 season, baritone Brancoveanu has performed the title role in Shostakovich’s rarely performed opera, “Orango,” with Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. In past seasons he has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, in Michael-Tilson Thomas’ “The Thomashevskys,” conducted by the composer, which was also performed in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

 

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Craft projects have evolved for Heike Domel

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Heike Domel shows crafts she will have at her booth – which include a bag with a pink flamingo, a framed sea star and crocheted scarves. The Pilot/Lorna Rodriguez
 

For Heike Domel, crafting is a kind of therapy.

“It’s like meditation,” Domel said. “Crafting is a way of life. I have to create things. It is important for me to.”

She loves to create, and “get in the zone.”

Domel makes a variety of items: shopping bags with images of shore birds, crabs and whales’ tails; knitted and crocheted scarves; Christmas tree garlands; dyed antique hand-wove linen with applique shapes, embroidery and beadwork; and birdhouses embellished with shells, rocks and beachwood.

 

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Donate food, enter to win a prize

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Michelle Fallert, left, and daughter Laurie Mitts show the quilt that is being donated to benefit the local food bank. The Pilot/Steve Kadel
 

Local residents who want to keep warm this winter while helping feed the needy have a chance to do both at the same time.

Country Keepsakes Quilting is organizing a donation program to benefit Brookings Harbor Community Helpers Food Share, the local food bank.

 

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Zombies unleashed: Residents don zombie costumes, walk downtown

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Autumn Oka and Atheana Tilley advance on the cameraman. The Pilot/Bill Schlichting
Nearly a dozen people of all ages gathered last weekend at Stout Park for the second annual Brookings Zombie Walk.

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Slaughter Mall: Haunted fun!

 Slaughter Mall may be much smaller than Rogue Valley, Bayshore or even Pony Village, but its shops a large selection of unique merchandise: chills and thrills.

For the past two nights, the Chetco Pelican Players have had people huddled together in fear as they were guided through the haunted house which takes place inside an empty warehouse that was once West Coast Appliance, at the corner of Highway 101 and East Hoffeldt Lane. Look for the signs surrounding Wacky Tobacconist.

 

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