Teatro Milagro, the Miracle Theater Group from Portland, Oregon, is returning to present another bilingual play. Cuéntame Coyote is about two cousins crossing the border together who decide to find a “coyote” (a person who illegally smuggles border-crossers) to help them make their way to the United States and, hopefully, a better life. The play follows their experiences, both good and bad.
Melissa Williams, Director of the Feiro Marine Life Center, will focus on learning science outside of school. After working as a teaching aquarist with Chicago's noted Shedd Aquarium, Williams was named Executive Director of the Feiro Marine Life Center at Port Angeles City Pier. As the first development director of the Feiro Marine Life Center, Williams will be working to support educational programs and research as well as directing the expansion of facilities at “The Feiro.”
In honor of Disabilities Awareness Month, Mosaic of Clallam County will present a program on developmental disabilities (DD) and Mosaic’s programs, which serve to enrich, encourage and empower Clallam County families and caregivers living and working with DD. Presenters will be Priya Jayadev (Executive Director), Tresa Stuber (Program Coordinator) and Clallam Mosaic participants.
The Story People of Clallam County is a guild dedicated to bringing diverse opportunities for live storytelling to the North Olympic Peninsula. Local storytellers will present a sneak preview of the 20th Annual International Forest Storytelling Festival, which will be held October 17 to 19 in the Little Theater, and will feature celebrated “tellers” from around the country.
Port Townsend artist Lynn Rideout will talk about her art and how she works in this special Artist’s Lecture. An Artist’s Reception will follow immediately in the PUB Gallery of Art, where Rideout’s work is currently on exhibit; everyone is invited to attend and meet the artist.
Holly Hughes, an English, literature, and creative writing instructor at Edmonds Community College, will read from her collection of poetry, Sailing by Ravens, published by the University of Alaska Press. The program is cosponsored with the Foothills Writers Series.
Dr. Thomas Locke, Health Officer for Clallam and Jefferson Counties, will present a lecture focused on the impact of climate change on diseases that affect human beings.
Glynda Schaad, PC English faculty, will share the powerful details of accompanying her 92-year-old father, Oscar “Pete” Peterson, to Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Her father, a medic who landed on Omaha Beach, was one of only three medics in his original 3rd Battalion, (38th Infantry, Second Division) who was not wounded, killed or taken prisoner during the war.
Tor Parker, poet and editor of Tribal Voices: Echo, an anthology, will present a program focused on leadership and activism, including her involvement in the occupation of Alcatraz Island, her participation in protecting fishing rights in Washington state, and the influence of her parents, her family and her community on her life and work. The program is co-sponsored with the Foothills Writers Series.
Actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival located in Ashland, Oregon, will present an exciting program that will engage a wide range of audiences.
The “House of Learning” at Peninsula College is the first Longhouse on a community college campus in the nation. PC and the area Tribal Nations are celebrating the anniversary of the Longhouse with the debut of a new documentary about its vision, history and mission in action. A reception will follow immediately in the Longhouse.
All events are Thursdays from 12:35pm to 1:35pm in the Little Theater.