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RAYMOND, Wash. —The Willapa Harbor Chorale presents its annual spring concert 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at the historic Raymond Theater located at 323 Third St. Read more

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When Jacob Deatherage was living in Seattle in 1999, the businessman Paul Allen gave him $5,000 to leave the apartment he was living in after Allen bought the building. Read more

TILLAMOOK — “Sketching Wildflowers and Butterflies with Dorota Haber-Lehigh” at the Tillamook Forest Center on April 28 is a great opportunity for visitors to learn how to design, use various techniques, and become educated on native plants and butterflies. Read more

SKAMOKAWA, Wash. — Friends of Skamokawa presents Skamokawa Swamp Opera in concert 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20. at the River Life Interpretive Center/Central School/Redmen Hall, 1394 Washington State Route 4. Read more

One of my favorite quotes about poetry is by James Tate who said, “Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing.” Read more

ASTORIA — Astoria Visual Arts invites local artists to participate in the 2019 Astoria Open Studios Tour, taking place Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28. Studios must be open to the public 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and be located in Greater Astoria. Artists working in all media are welcome. Read more

Two Northwest writers who have spent their careers engaged not only in their own literary pursuits but also in encouraging and sharing the work of others have come out recently with books drawn from interviews they’ve conducted with writers and others over the years. Read more

GEARHART — The Trail’s End Art Association of Gearhart is bringing regional, national and international artists for their Summer Art Adventures from Aug. 10 through 24. These three-day workshops are filling up fast, so registration soon. Read more

ASTORIA — Auditions for this year’s “Shanghaied in Astoria,” the Astor Street Opry Company’s summer musical melodrama, take place at noon Saturday, May 11, and 6 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the company’s playhouse. Read more

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In 2015, an eighth-grader from Seaside School District compelled legislators to sponsor a bill designating April 14 as Honorary Artists of Oregon Day. Seaside High School celebrated the following year by inviting regional artists to lead workshops for all students. Read more

ASTORIA — The Hermitage Players present “The Astoria Passion Proclamation: The Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus” at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Clatsop Community College’s Performing Arts Center, at Franklin Avenue and 16th Street. Read more

SEASIDE — Celebrating 15 years in 2019, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6. The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Read more

I’d guess that author Stephen Wallenfels, of Tri-Cities, Washington, wrote his latest novel, “Deadfall,” with a predominantly male YA audience in mind. It is an edgy, contemporary thriller featuring teenaged, non-identical twin brothers Ty and Cory Bic. Read more

Seattle author Kate Breslin returns to an era she’s written about before for her new historical romance, “Far Side of the Sea.” In fact, the featured couple in “Not by Sight,” Breslin’s earlier book about World War I, both make an appearance in this new offering. Read more

ASTORIA — “Forest Visions,” a contemporary art exhibit, will be on display from Monday, April 1, through Thursday, May 9, at Clatsop Community College’s Royal Nebeker Art Gallery, 1799 Lexington Ave. Read more