Another Story Time for Grownups with Liz Cole

Another Story Time for Grownups with Liz Cole
Hoffman Center for the Arts
Apr. 5

Liz Cole will again perform readings at the Hoffman Center on Wednesday, April 5 at 7p.m.  In “You’ll Understand When You’re Older”, she will share stories from our childhoods–both traditional and unfamiliar – to see what we take away from these “simple” tales all these years later.  Children’s stories aren’t just for children!

Audience members can look forward to an evening of beautiful readings followed by thoughtful conversation.

Liz Cole has had a long acting career on the professional stage, and has also made TV guest-star appearances on Seinfeld, ER, Star Trek, The Practice, Judging Amy, Las Vegas, and many others.

She originated the leading role in Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Wit in 1995, for which she received the L.A. Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Outstanding Performance. She also tours with “The Wisdom of Wit,” her solo version of the play.

Liz has performed locally for various benefit events (Lower Nehalem Land Trust, Rinehart Clinic, Nehalem Valley Historical Society).  She appeared in the original solo play Lost Pioneer, which she developed with Mark Beach and Portland playwright Ellen West.  The play, presented seven times in this area, is based on the lives of three women who homesteaded in Tillamook County in the 1890s, and blends biographical data with historical imagination.

To find out more about Liz Cole’s career and watch a demo reel of selected TV appearances go to megancole.net.

There is a suggested donation of $10 and all proceeds will go to support the Hoffman Center’s programs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Come early, seating is limited. Refreshments will be served.

The event will be held at the Hoffman Center for the Arts (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Avenue.) (Further information is available at hoffmanblog.org <http://hoffmanblog.org> online or email hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net.)

 

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Publishing Your Chapbook

The Manzanita Writers’ Series presents a workshop “Publishing Your Chapbook: for poetry chapbooks, books of short stories/essays” on April 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

We are currently enjoying a small press renaissance, with countless publishing options for emerging authors. From submitting to reputable chapbook publishers to creating handmade, locally printed, limited editions of your work, the world has never been more open to an author’s specific vision.

Join award-winning poet and literary agent John Sibley Williams for this hands-on workshop exploring the ins-and-outs of organizing and publishing your chapbook. For writers of both poetry and prose, “Publishing your Chapbook” will guide you all the way from inspiration to publication.

John Sibley Williams serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and works as both a literary agent and Marketing Director of Portland-based Inkwater Press. He is the editor of two Northwest literary anthologies and the author of nine poetry collections, including Disinheritance and Controlled Hallucinations. A five-time Pushcart nominee and winner of the Philip Booth Award, American Literary Review Poetry Contest, Nancy D. Hargrove Editors’ Prize, Confrontation Poetry Prize, and Vallum Award for Poetry, John has an MA in Creative Writing from Rivier College and an MA in Book Publishing from Portland State University.

The workshop will be held at the Hoffman Center for the Arts and tuition is $40

Register online by using the Add to Cart button below.

The Lasses and Kathryn Claire

April 9th, 2017 | 7pm | $12
Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita, OR
Portland Oregon based musician, Kathryn Claire, met Margot Merah and Sophie Janna (Amsterdam based folk-duo, The Lasses) at a singing session in Amsterdam in 2013. Sharing a love for harmony singing and story-telling through music, they soon realized that together they could deliver both heartfelt ballads and foot-stomping songs with equal measures of joy and musicality. After playing several concerts together in The Netherlands and Germany in 2014, Kathryn offered to help bring The Lasses to the Pacific Northwest for their first US tour in the Spring of 2015.  It was a huge success and the three realized they had begun not only a strong musical collaboration, but also a network of touring between the US and Europe.  The following fall The Lasses booked a tour of concerts in churches and folk venues across The Netherlands.  
By 2016, the Pacific Northwest tour and the European tour had established fans not only for the co-bill of The Lasses and Kathryn Claire but for the music they created as a trio.  After being asked frequently when they were going to make an album together, they decided to finish their European tour in 2016 with a sold out live album recording at De Parel van Zuilen” in Utrecht.  The result is a deeply personal and heartfelt album featuring original and traditional songs.  The album highlights each woman’s unique style of songwriting and singing while weaving in the trio’s highly acclaimed three part harmonies and engaging performances on guitar, fiddle and bohdran.  They are thrilled to be releasing this new album during their Pacific Northwest tour this spring.  Expect an evening of stories, songs and harmonies straight from the heart. 
 
Come see them and hear them in the intimate living room setting of Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita.

Concert: Swing Cats on March 4th

Swing Cats
at the Hoffman Center for the Arts
594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita
Saturday, March 4th, 7:00
$10 admission
The Swing Cats are a four piece jazz group from Astoria.
They play a variety of music from the swing era, jazz standards, bossa nova, blues, and even a rock and roll song or two.
With two hot guitarists and a tight rhythm section this small combo can really swing.
Come listen or dance in the intimate setting of the Hoffman Center for the Arts.
No big drive, no big lines, no big price – enjoy great music in your local house concert setting.

Coastal Soul Presents “A Soulful Christmas” Concert on December 23

Coastal Soul presents “A Soulful Christmas”
Featuring LaNicia Williams and Gwendolyn Phillips Coates

Tis the season of holly and jolly! Come join LaNicia and her mom Gwendolyn as they share the joy of the holiday spirit through music on Friday, December 23rd from 7 – 9 pm at the Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130. $15 at the door ages 12 and older and $5 ages 11 and younger. Light refreshments will be served.

LaNicia Williams grew up singing in her grandfather’s church. She remembers doing her first solo concert for her seventh birthday. Since moving to the coast in September of 2014, LaNicia has been sharing her love through food as owner of Coastal Soul and her love of music singing Motown favorites with local bands. LaNicia was raised in Redondo Beach, CA and comes from generations of singers and ministers.

Our guest vocalist is Gwendolyn Phillips Coates from Long Beach, CA. It is a special treat to have her on the north Coast singing with her daughter LaNicia. Gwendolyn is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her Christmas CD, “It’s Christmas, Rejoice!” The CD will be available for purchase for $10 at the concert and can also be purchased on amazon.com. She also has a contemporary gospel jazz CD, “Grateful”. Gwendolyn is an author (Waiting on My Lunch Date: A journey Through Grief and a Path to Joy), pastor, actress, mother of three (Faundsworth, LaNicia and Philip) and grandmother of 4.

Submit Your One-Act Play:  Competition at the Hoffman Center for the Arts

Submit your one-act play! The Hoffman Center for the Arts is hosting a new one-act play competition. Submissions are due January 14, 2017. Each entry will be randomly assigned to one of three judges. All submissions will be blind submissions for judging (guidelines below). The top three submissions will be performed in a Reader’s Theater event at the HCA on Friday, June 9, 2017.

Anyone interested in participating in the Reader’s Theater contact Suzanne Jelineo at sjelineo@nehalemtel.net.

The judges:

Anne Osborne Coopersmith of Nehalem is an accomplished local actor with the Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts, The Coaster and Riverbend Players. She has adapted material for  and directed  and read in readers theater as well as acted in multi-act plays.

George Dzundza of Tillamook is well known as a character actor for his roles on stage and in front of the camera, including among others “The Deer Hunter” and “Basic Instinct,” and performances on “Law & Order” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Dzunda has been involved in productions on Broadway, national tours, off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, regional theater, dinner theater and community theater. He is founding member of the coastal nonprofit Rising Tide Productions and recently directed the play “I am My Own Wife” at NCRD in Nehalem.

Gail Balden is the author of The Coaster Theatre—A Dream Realized, a twenty-year history of the Coaster Theatre in Cannon Beach, and A Place to Play, a humorous tale of backstage life at the Coaster Theater that appeared in Oregon 150, a collection of stories by Oregon State University on the state’s 150 birthday in 2009.  After adapting Charles Dicken’s, A Christmas Carol for the Coaster stage in the 1990’s, she went on to direct and star in numerous stage plays at the Coaster for fifteen years.

She is director of Creative Journeys, a writing institute originated on the Oregon Coast, and teaches writing classes and retreats in Oregon, Arizona, and Michigan.

 

Guidelines for submission of One-Act Play for Competition:

Note: if you’d like a detailed handout on One-Act Play writing please send a request to Suzanne Jelineo at sjelineo@nehalemtel.net.

  1. Format: Microsoft Word document. Play title only on document; do not include your name. One act plays should be 30 minutes or less which equates to a script of 30 pages or fewer.

Play description should begin with brief description of setting and a list of characters, including any important characteristics (age, gender, etc.)  Note: as these will be performed as Readers’ Theater, use stage directions sparingly if at all.

Character name should be in caps followed by dialog. Use one blank line after each character’s dialog, for readability.

  1. Send as an attachment by email to Sue Jelineo at Suzanne Jelineo <sjelineo@nehalemtel.net> . Include in email message: Title of Play; your full name; Short writer’s bio, max 50 words.
  2. Deadline for submission: January 14, 2017.
  3. Judges choices of top 3 plays will be made by March 1. Plays will be performed as Readers’ Theater on Friday, June 9 at the Hoffman Center for the Arts.

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Hoffman Gardens

guitar in garden 1The Hoffman Center for the Arts will again host free concerts on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 3 pm in the Gardens.

Musicians who would like to get on a waiting list to perform should contact Michael Maginnis mmaginnis007@gmail.com

June 5 Joe Wrabek
June 12  CANCELLED
June 19  Peter Hinsbeeck and Scott Warren:  Jazz Standards
June 26  Stay Tuned
July 3  Fred Lackaff
July 10 Frank and the Ferrets
July 17  Dona Miller CANCELLED
July 24  Manzanita Music Festival (various artists)
July 31  Rhythm Method
August 7  Sherrie Wolf and Sarah Wolf
August 14  Tsunami Drummers
August 21  Stay Tuned
August 28  Sedona Fire Band
September 4 Trillium Blue

 

 

Manzanita Music Festival Schedule

If you’re in town on July 23rd-24th, be sure to stop by the Hoffman Gardens.  We’re one of three venues for the inaugural Manzanita Music Festival. Just about every style of music will be on offer, along with .  And it’s FREE!

Here’s the schedule for two of the Stages.  There will also be activities in the Cascade Sotheby’s parking lot (where the Farmer’s Market is held on Fridays).

Saturday, July 23rd

Time Full Spectrum Stage at the Hoffman Gardens Lostrum Stage at 3rd & Laneda
1 pm The Thomasian Trio w/ Maggie Kitson
(Jazz and Blues)
Kate Morrison, Solo
2 pm Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
(Country Roots)
Blue Jug
3 pm The Junebugs
(Americana/Bluegrass)
Kelsey Mousley
4 pm Maggie and the Kats
(Blues/Pop)
Woodknot
5 pm Jaime Leopold & the Short Stories
(Folk)
Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
6 pm Terry Robb
(Acoustic Blues)
Julie Amici

 

7 pm- 9 pm Kate and the Crocodiles
(“Eclectic, Eccentric” Jazz/Pop)
The Sextones

 

 

Sunday, July 24th

Time Full Spectrum Stage at the Hoffman Gardens Lostrum Stage at 3rd & Laneda
1 pm The Sextones
(Electric Jazz/Funk)
Mystery Ride
2 pm Boomer and the Millennials
(Rock/Pop/Blues)
The Junebugs
3 pm Sol Seed
(Reggae & Fusion)
Terry Robb
4 pm Sol Seed Jaime Leopold & the Short Stories

 

Amplify the Hoff Campaign is a Success!

amplify the hoff logoWe’re happy to announce that we surpassed our goal for the “Amplify the Hoff” Campaign, raising $3,200.  We kicked off the campaign with Liz Cole’s Story Time for Grown-ups in May, which generated $500 in proceeds.  Thank you to Werner Wildauer who pledged the $3,000 matching grant to help us raise funds from our community. We will now be able to purchase and install a new, reliable, and easier-to-use audio-visual system. We anticipate the new system will be in place in early August.

A huge thank you for all the generous donors who made this possible!

Tom Ayers
Karen Babbitt
Dale Cramer Burr
Mike and Linda Cook
Elizabeth Cole
David and Lori Dillon
Kenneth Elmy
Greg and Kathie Hightower
Cecilia Lauerman
Madeline Olson
Emily Ransdell and Steve Jones
Paula Real
Lyle and Jan Remington
Mary Ruhl
Martha Schechtel
Gary and Melinda Seelig
Dick and Kris Sinner
Tela Skinner and Michael Maginnis
Bruce and Judith Thompson
Dr. Reed and Christina Wilson
Mickey Wagner and Vera Wildauer
Werner Wildauer

Amplify the Hoff Fundraising Campaign

amplify the hoff logoWe’re launching our ‘Amplify the Hoff’ fundraising campaign today. You may have noticed our new stage lights, funded by the Tillamook PUD.  Now we want to complement that new lighting with upgraded audio-visual equipment.

Our current audio system is a hodge-podge of used and donated equipment:  the sound board has several channels missing, the small speakers we use for author presentations crackle, the large JBLs we use for our film and musical events are extremely unwieldy for our volunteers to set up.

This year’s Community Talent Showcase provided the initial funds for that project, as will the proceeds from Liz Cole’s Story-Time for Grown-ups  on May 5th (Thank you Liz!!).

We’re delighted to report that if we raise $3,000 by June 18th, a generous donor will match that amount, and we’ll be able to buy and install a new audio-visual system that can meet our needs for years to come.

It’s easy to donate online here:  http://hoffmanblog.org/donate using either your Paypal account or a credit card.  If you prefer, simply mail a check to PO Box 678, Manzanita, OR 97130 and write “amplify” in the memo line.

Do it soon, we only have until June 18th to raise $3,000.  Thank you in advance for helping us bring the arts to life!