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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

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

ASTORIA — For March, the Writer’s Guild has decided to celebrate the Association of Writers and Writing Programs coming to Portland this year with a special AWP reading featuring visiting poet Francisco Aragon. Read more

Forest Avenue Press, the Portland press that, in its own words, “publishes literary fiction on a joyride,” has done it again with the publication of Stevan Allred’s randy, rollicking new novel, “The Alehouse at the End of the World.” Read more