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  • Thu Sep 19th, 2019 12:08pm
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Quilt show coming up this weekend

The Ocean Shores Sea Pals Quilting Guild will present its 26th annual quilt show Sept. 20-22 at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. The hours Friday and Saturday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This show presents quilts, quilted items, wearables and other items that have been made by the members. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available. Donations will be accepted.

The winning entries are not judged by a panel, but by the visitors to the show.

Vendors from around the Northwest will sell fabrics, patterns and quilting/sewing supplies and machines. Other favorites are “The Boutique” that presents many handmade items for sale. “Quilters in Action” demonstrates the making of quilt blocks, so you can watch and learn some of the techniques quilters use. Demonstrations from vendors and other quilters are also scheduled all 3 days; schedules will be posted at the show.

There will also be a “quilt walk” from Sept. 13 to 25, more than 30 business locations participating. Free maps will be available at the show.

The Ocean Shores Sea Pals Quilt Guild is a non-profit organization made up of more than 60 quilters from Ocean Shores and the surrounding area. The funds raised go to local charitable organizations, sponsoring the annual show and conducting classes to teach new skills for members. The group’s major source of funding is a $1 raffle of a quilt that the members have created.

For more information, check out www.seapalquilters.org or look on Facebook at ‘Whale of a Quilt Show’.

Stage West to present “A Grimm Night for Hans Christian Anderson”

Stage West Community Theatre will present “A Grimm Night for Hans Christian Anderson” performed entirely by young actors. The show opens Friday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at the North Beach Senior Center. Please note the change in venue. Shows will also be performed Sept. 28, and Oct. 4, 5 at 7: p.m. Sunday matinees on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. More information about this show is available at: www.stagewestcommunitytheatre.org.

OS publisher starting poetry society

Duck Lake Books is instituting a monthly gathering of “spoken word artists” in Ocean Shores.

The nonprofit literary publisher is operated by Ed and Mary Parris, who will be hosting what they call the Lighthouse Poetry Society of Ocean Shores.

The first event will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the sunroom of the Lighthouse, 850 Pt. Brown Ave. The plan is for the gatherings to continue on the second Saturday of each month thereafter.

“Poetry is our focus, but we are open to all: poets, writers, singer/song writers, musicians, comedians, and just folks who want to sit and listen,” stated Ed Parris.

Visit www.ducklakebooks.com or call 360-490-3753 for more information.

Canterbury Inn receives housekeeping award

Canterbury Inn in Ocean Shores has been recognized with the just-announced 2019 AAA Inspector’s Best of Housekeeping award, granted to AAA inspected and approved hotels throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean for earning the highest possible cleanliness and condition scores.

A hotel’s housekeeping and maintenance attributes are among the most rigorous components analyzed during the on-site evaluation conducted annually by AAA’s professionally trained inspectors. While every hotel must meet expected standards of cleanliness and condition to receive a “Diamond Rating,” hotels awarded the Inspector’s Best of Housekeeping designation significantly surpass expectations, as measured during a comprehensive, on-site inspection. All areas must reflect this very high standard as AAA inspectors review for evidence of dirt, dust, pests, equipment performance and more.

“We are honored to be recognized by AAA for our commitment to housekeeping and maintenance,” said Shannon Rubin, general manager. “At Canterbury Inn, we are committed to exceeding guest expectations and providing superior travel experiences. This award acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our entire staff. Being over 50 years old, we realized that we would never be the newest or trendiest hotel around, so we have strived for excellent service and cleanliness. Receiving this award means a lot to us because it means the staff reached a benchmark that they didn’t initially think was possible.”