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October 3, 2019

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Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart star in "Casablanca." It's first up in the Cabaret Film Series at Edmonds Center for the Arts.

'Casablanca' first up in Film Cabaret Series

Edmonds Center for the Arts' annual Film Cabaret Series kicks off Oct. 10 with "Casablanca," the 1942 movies starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The film won eight Academy Awards, including best picture, best director, and best music.

Before the screening will be a performance by Max Hatt and Edda Glass, a guitar and vocal who combine jazz, classical and folk elemnts.

ECA's Film Cabaret Series continues with "Funny Girl" (1968) featuring Princess Guy (Nov. 14); "Some Like It Hot" (1959) featuring Sundae + Mr. Goessl (Feb. 13); and "The Pink Panther" (1963), featuring the Jake Bergevin Quartet (April 23).

Films are shown on ECA's state-of-the-art digital cinema system, and open with a cabaret-style happy hour featuring live music.

Cabaret events start at 6:30 pm, with film screenings at 8. Tickets are $20, and include admission to the pre-film cabaret. ($5 TeenTix at the door, pending availability.) Purchase tickets online at http://www.ec4arts.org, or through the ECA Box Office.

Free events during Write on the Sound this weekend

There are three public/free admission opportunities to participate in Edmonds Arts Commission's Write on the Sound writers' conference, which is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 4-6.

The first is an evening of poetry 5 p.m. Oct. 4, presented by poet Judith Adams and Humanities Washington at Edmonds Library, 650 Main St., titled "The Poetic Apothecary: Poems for Healing and Comfort." Information: 425-771-1933, http://www.sno-isle.org.

The Write on the Sound book-signing reception is 5:30-6:45 p.m. Oct. 5, in the plaza room of the library. This is an opportunity to mingle and chat about books and writing with conference speakers and attendees, as well as explore the pop-up Edmonds Bookshop. For a list of speakers and presenters: writeonthesound.com/conference-information/presenters.html.

Finally, EPIC Group Writers has an open-mic night 6-8 p.m. at Café Louvre, 210 Fifth Ave. S. Conference attendees and presenters will read five minutes each from their fiction, nonfiction or poetry.

For more information on all three programs: 425-771-0228.

Scarecrow Festival yet registration now open

Registration is now open for the Edmonds Historical Museum's seventh annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival.

Last year more than 90 businesses, individuals, homeowner groups, clubs, artists participared.

"This year, we're looking to top 100," said museum director Katie Kelly.

There are six categories, which will ensure that everyone has a chance to participate: Government/Civic Group/Artist/Schools; Financial/Insurance/Real Estate; Food and Beverage Providers; Service Providers; Retail Business; and of course, Residential.

As in past years, there will be three additional special recognition awards for the top vote getter, first-time builder, and the best depiction of Edmonds history, as wells as an additional noncompetitive category for those who are not interested in collecting votes but still want to be part of the fun.

To register, go to scf.historicedmonds.org. While there, you can learn more about the festival, read the updated FAQ, and check out the museum's "How to Build a Scarecrow" instructions.

Beginning Oct. 16, you can cast votes online at the museum's website to determine the best scarecrow in six categories. The winners will be announced at a special reception at the museum Nov. 4.

In addition, the Scarecrow Hunt awards five scarecrows in the downtown area will special medallions – find them all and check them off on your official Scarecrow Hunt entry form (available on the website) or in person at the business displaying the scarecrow, or at the museum). You'll be entered into a drawing for prizes from local merchants.

For more information, email the Museum (edmondsmuseum118@gmail.com) or call the Scarecrow Hotline at 425-774 6507.


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