The daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1961-current, September 10, 2015, Image 12

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    Equus Saxophone Quartet
to play Raymond Theatre
Find ‘A Nice Piece of Astoria’
book at Seaside Public Library
SEASIDE — The Friends of the
Seaside Library will host local
author, publisher and raconteur
Matt Love at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Sept. 17. Love will speak about
his latest book, “A 1ice Piece of
Astoria A 1arrative *uide.” The
event will take place in the Com-
munity Room, and there will be
book sales and signings.
“A 1ice Piece of Astoria” is
a work of creative non¿ction that
examines and updates the new
and classic stories of Astoria. Love
tours you through Astoria¶s beer,
bars, taverns, “The *oonies,”
Lewis and Clark, sea lions, rain,
salmon, coffee, Vikings, paper-
boys, professional wrestling, the
Astoria Column, the Clatsop
County Fair, the Columbia River,
gentri¿cation, hipsters, parks, The
Ship Report, and his ¿rst year in
town. The book includes a preface
by Meriwether Lewis.
For 15 years the mighty Co-
lumbia River knocked: “Matt,
when are you coming to Astoria?
There¶s something uniquely old
and new here.” So, in 2013 Love
¿nally answered and moved,
with his husky Sonny, to its
shores. “A 1ice Piece of Asto-
Submitted photo
This 1940 Ford Coupe, owned by Ray Manoff of Arlington, Washington, was named last
year’s Participant’s Choice at Rod Run to the End of the World.
Submitted photo
Local author Matt Love will speak about
his latest book Sept. 17 at the Seaside
Public Library.
ria” is the authors¶ homage to his
new hometown.
Love grew up in Oregon City
and is a lifelong educator and
publisher of 1estucca Spit Press.
He¶s the authoreditor of 14
books about Oregon, including
the Beaver State and 1ewport
trilogies. In 200, Love won the
Oregon Literary Art¶s Stewart
H. Holbrook Literary Legacy
Award for his contributions to
Oregon history and literature.
The Seaside Public Library is
located at 1131 Broadway. For more
information call 503-73-6742 or
Open 7am
European Style Coffeehouse by day,
intimate bistro offering neo-regional
cuisine by night.
Regional selection of beers, wines and
vintage cocktails available.
Ladies Musical Club of Seattle, Sunday
Afternoon Live sponsor local concert
243 11th Street, Astoria, OR 97103
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2 | September 10, 2015 |
Peninsula hosts classic cars
— Classic car a¿cionados
will ¿nd plenty to see and en-
joy this weekend on the Long
Beach Peninsula with the Slow
Drag at the Port of Ilwaco and
the 32nd annual Rod Run to
the End of the World.
The Slow Drag is set for
Friday afternoon, Sept. 11.
*oing a little slower is the
theme of this year¶s event.
Sponsored by the Port of Ilwa-
co and the Ilwaco Merchants
Association, there will be a
full roster of cars competing
to see whose custom machine
could coast the farthest on
Howerton Way. At 3:30 p.m.
there will be on-site registra-
tion (if not already full). The
Practice Runs start at 4 p.m.
The race begins at 5 p.m.
Rod Run to the End of the
World is set for Saturday and
Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13 at
Wilson Field east of Ocean
Park. Rod Run features cars
15 or older, food, music
from the ¶50s ¶60s and a swap
Rod Run is a family favor-
ite and is noted for its empha-
sis on safety, entertainment,
community spirit and plenty
of activities for everyone. The
spectator gate opens at a.m.
A DJ will be playing favorite
songs both days while visitors
shop vendors or participate in
other activities.
The cruise will take place
Saturday, with line-up at 4
p.m. On Sunday there will be
a seafood barbecue from 11:30
a.m. to 2 p.m., then trophies
will be awarded. Canned food
donations are appreciated for
local food banks.
For more information, call
665-3565 or visit www.beach-
RAYMOND, Wash. — The
award-winning Equus Saxo-
phone Quartet will perform at
2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13 at the
historic Raymond Theatre, lo-
cated at 323 Third St.
The performance is free to
the public and is sponsored
by the Ladies Musical Club of
Seattle and Sunday Afternoon
A master class will be
available for anyone interest-
ed immediately following the
concert in the theater.
Equus Saxophone Quartet,
from Bellingham, Washing-
ton, won the small ensemble
competition in the 2015 Fran-
ces Walton Competition spon-
sored by the Ladies Musical
Club of Seattle. The quartet is
composed of Matt Birming-
ham, David Decker, Soren
Hamm and David Hoogkamer.
Founded in 2013, the quar-
tet features four dynamic solo-
ists who study with Fred Win-
kler at Western Washington
University. Equus is an active
supporter of contemporary
music in the 3aci¿c 1orth-
west, not only working with
local composers to premiere
new works, but also engaging
local audiences through com-
munity performances.
Equus was named winner
of the 2014 Washington State
and 2015 1orthwest Divi-
sion MT1A Chamber Winds
Competitions; second place
in the 2014 Frances Walton
Competition (Ladies Musical
Club of Seattle; and ¿nalists
of the Friends of Chamber
Music (Vancouver, British
Columbia) Young Chamber
Music Players Competition
and 2014 and 2015 MT1A
Chamber Winds 1ational
As a Frances Walton com-
petition winner, Equus will
present three public perfor-
mances in Western Wash-
ington, appearing ¿rst in
Raymond, then Forks and
The next Frances Walton
Competition will be held in
June 2016, with applications
due March 31. Public admis-
sion to the day-long competi-
tion is free. Competition ¿nal
winners will present a free
evening concert. For more
information on participating
in the 2016 Frances Walton
Competition, visit the LMC
website at
All competition winners
will be featured live on Clas-
sical .,1* FM .1¶s 1W
Focus Live programs at p.m.
on Sept. 11, Sept. 1 or March
1, 2016.
LMC Vice President
Claudia Kester commented,
“Ladies Musical Club is so
proud to support these accom-
plished, emerging classical
musicians through organizing
the competition and in show-
casing their talent across our
state in cities and schools that
may have few opportunities
for inspiring classical music
Seattle¶s oldest cultural
organization, Ladies Musical
Club, was founded in 11 by a
group of 24 women musicians.
Its original mission was to fos-
ter an appreciation of classical
music in the cultural life of the
city. Artist performers hosted
for more than a century by
LMC make up a Who¶s Who
list of classical music stars.
These include such luminaries
as Sergei Rachmaninoff, *er-
aldine Farrar, Fritz Kreisler,
Marian Anderson, Artur Sch-
nabel, Marilyn Horne, Alicia
de Larrocha, Canadian Brass,
Emanuel Ax, Beaux Arts Trio
and more.
Celebrating its quasquicen-
tennial (125th anniversary) in
2015-16, Ladies Musical Club
continues as a vibrant nonprof-
it organization of 150 women,
ful¿lling the mission of fos-
tering classical music through
education, performance and
awards. For more information,