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Lee Grant and Dinah Manoff in town Thursday

0807_KSFE_LeeGrantThis week Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge Island welcomes actress Lee Grant (Detective Story and Shampoo) and her daughter, actress and director Dinah Manoff (Marty from Grease) who is a local resident. This is a great chance to get a peek into Hollywood from Grant’s perspective.

The pair will be discussing Grant’s autobiography “I Said Yes to Everything.” The actress had a busy childhood as a performer, worked on Broadway and made her first hit movie Detective Story with Kirk Douglas in 1951. Shortly afterward she was blacklisted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities during the McCarthy era for not testifying against her husband at the time, preventing her from being offered any major screen roles. After 12 years on that list and one child—Manoff—later, Grant went to work again starring in films like In the Heat of the Night and won an Oscar for Shampoo. She went on to direct an award-winning documentary among other works, and continues to act and educate today.

The event is free, and will take place on Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Eagle Harbor Books. Customers who purchase books in advance will get preferential seating and signing.

Tonight: Take a hike through the solar system

Ward_YoheTonight NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassador,Ward Yohe will be presenting an hour-long talk about the solar system at McCloud’s Grill House off Sheridan in Bremerton. He works with all ages from elementary students to adult groups, keeping things interesting and funny.

The presentation will cover information about human and robotic exploration up through present day. These presentations are great for school age kids and their families interested in science and the universe. Also perfect for adults like me who have forgotten everything they learned in science class regarding solar systems, planets and exploration (and whatever else I have managed to forget).

The event is free and sponsored by the East Bremerton Rotary. You can find the link to the event on Facebook here.

And the link to learn more about local Ward Yohe here.