Thursday, November 17, 2011

Book Signings Nov 20th and 27th

The Friends of Skamokawa will host two book signings with local authors Bryan Penttila, Karen Bertroch and Irene Martin at Redmen Hall during November.

Penttila and Bertroch will sign copies of the new Appelo Archives book, "When Logging Was Logging: 100 Years of Big Timber in SW Washington," from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov 20. This photo-filled historical volume has chapters covering log camps and logging from Deep River to Cathlamet, the Crown and Weyerhaeuser companies and many local families. Other contributing authors include Jim LeMonds, Donna Gatens-Klint and Myron Metcalf.

Irene Martin has written a definitive book about the Columbia River Packers Association, whose Bumble Bee brand of canned salmon is familiar to all of us, especially in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Full of historical photographs, this book follows the burgeoning 19th-century salmon industry to the declining years over the course of the 20th century, and now into the 21st century with its global market. Martin will sign "Flight of Bumble Bee" between 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, during the festive Holiday Open House at historic Redmen Hall.

The annual Holiday Open House at Redmen Hall will be held over several weekends at the end of November and into December. This year's theme is "Come Home For The Holiday" and will feature seasonal music by local artists, book signings and delicious homemade goodies as well as lovely handmade gifts. There will be something for everyone on your list, from artwork to glasswork, jams to goat milk lotions. Even hand-knitted socks to warm your feet will be available, as well as fragrant wreaths for your door.

Redmen Hall will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26, and noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 27 and Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18. The hall is located at 1394 Washington State Route 4.

For information, contact Diane Stockhouse at (360) 849-4145.

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