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Space available for annual Stagelights Day of Drums

A girl tries her hand at drumming at a previous Day of Drums event.

Space is still available for the third annual “Day of Drums,” a fun, hands-on percussion event for all ages and skill levels, scheduled for 10 a.m to 2 p.m. in Brookings on Saturday, Aug. 23.

The event, hosted by Stagelights Musical Arts Community, will be led by professional percussionists Mombo Hernandez and Michael Penny at the Harris Beach Rest Area (off Highway 101 across from Harris Beach State Park).  


Food for those in need

A volunteer waters a variety of vegetables.

Lynette McPherson is in a grocery store rebellion.

She’s not angry at anyone, or upset that her favorite brand of organic yogurt is no longer on the shelf.

“I’m not stepping in a grocery store until November first,” she stated. “And it’s been three weeks.”

Her rationale is multi-fold.


Political comedy performed on Chetco Playhouse stage

Pandemonium frequently happens in the Oval Office for President Charles Smith (Howard Patterson), seated, and his assistant (Bob Brissenden).

Two Brookings shows remain for political comedy “November,” presented by Crescent City’s Lighthouse Repertory Theatre.

The show, presented in association with the Chetco Pelican Players, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. today (Aug. 16) and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave., Brookings.


Star Party: Brookings astronomer to lead event

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Registration is open for Redwood National and State Parks’ annual Star Party hosted by Redwood Parks Association. 

Join astronomer and galactic adventurer Robert Scheppler of Brookings for a journey into the night sky on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24, at Schoolhouse Peak Fire Lookout in the Bald Hills area of Redwood National and State Parks. 


138 quilts on display at Crescent City show

The Opportunity Quilt will be among the many on display at weekend show.

CRESCENT CITY — Quilters from as far away as Cave Junction will show off their talent with needle, thread and fabric at the Lighthouse Quilt Guild’s biannual show next week.

The show will feature 138 quilts displayed in the main building at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, said guild historian Pat McGuire. 


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