WEEKEND: Other area events on North Olympic Peninsula

Peninsula Daily News

Build a hula hoop in Port Angeles.

Go to a job fair in Sequim.

Hear a lecture in Port Townsend about the Olympic Mountains’ glaciers.

See a fashion show in Joyce.

These are only a few of the many events planned this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For details on the lively arts and entertainment, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide that is part of today’s PDN.

For more information on activities, see the PDN’s comprehensive online Peninsula Calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.


Hula hoop class

PORT ANGELES — In the Center Ring: You!, a make-your-own-hula-hoop class, will be held at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 7:30 p.m. today.

Adults ages 18 and older will make their own hula hoops and receive instruction in hooping basics.

No previous experience is necessary, and beginners are encouraged to attend.

Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

To register, visit the library in person, phone 360-417-8500 or email librarian Lorrie Kovell at lkovell@nols.org.

This program is among the last of the special events offered as part of the Winter Reading Circus: A Library Reading Program for Adults.

The Winter Reading Circus encourages adults to read or listen to five books and participate in special circus-themed events.

Supervise at fair

PORT ANGELES — Today is the deadline to submit an application to be a building superintendent at the 2013 Clallam County Fair from Aug. 15-18.

The Rabbit Barn and Photography Department positions are vacant.

Anyone wishing to apply may phone the fair office at 360-417-2551 for an application or more information on what the position responsibilities include.

The application is also on the fair website at www.clallamcountyfair.com.

Training is provided, and there is a small stipend.

Positions will be filled at the next board meeting.

Science Saturday

PORT ANGELES — Physical therapist Caitlin Schmidt will present “Muscles and Bones: Where They Are, What They Do and How to Keep Them Strong” during a Saturday Science at the Library event at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The free presentation will be at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The program is designed to introduce elementary-age children to people who use science in their lives while encouraging participation in hands-on interactive science activities.

Saturday Science programs, which take place the first Saturday of selected months, are recommended for children 7-12 years of age.

For information, phone 360-417-8500, ext. 7705; visit www.nols.org; or email youth@nols.org.

Immigration talk set

PORT ANGELES — The Stop the Checkpoints group will discuss immigration-related reading materials and provide an update on immigration-reform proposals and legislation at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday’s talk will be in the lower-level meeting room at the Museum at the Carnegie, 207 S. Lincoln St.

For more information, phone 360-808-3196 or visit www.stopthecheckpoints.com.

Grand raffle tickets

PORT ANGELES — Saturday shoppers at the Port Angeles Farmers Market and Swain’s General Store can purchase tickets for Five Acre School’s grand raffle.

Raffle participants can win their choice of a “trip of a lifetime,” such as the chance to be a fighter pilot for a day; attend a golf championship in Arizona; take a trip to Chateau Lake Louise in Banff, Alberta, or a trip to a beachfront Marriott Resort in Costa Rica; have an astronaut experience at the Kennedy Space Center; visit Santa Fe, N.M.; or take an Alaskan cruise.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, and two winners will be drawn at around 9 p.m. at the Beat the Blues Barn Dance at the Big Barn Farm at 702 Kitchen-Dick Road on Saturday, March 9.

Winners need not be present to win.

Proceeds raise funds for student educational scholarships.

Tickets also are available from all Five Acre School parents.

For more information or to purchase a ticket, phone Mary Jane Blanton at 360-301-3966 or email maryjaneblanton@msn.com.

Basketry discussed

PORT ANGELES — Jacilee Wray, Jamie Valadez and Marie Hebert will discuss Olympic Peninsula tribes and traditional basketry at the next event in the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales lecture series at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

The free lecture will be at First United Methodist and Congregational Church, 110 E. Seventh St.

For more information, contact the historical society office at 360-452-2662 or artifact@olypen.com.


Event details changed

SEQUIM — Ray Madsen’s Computer Genealogy User’s Group program “1812 Pension and Bounty Land Files” has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

In its place, today’s program will be a roundtable discussion on anything related to computers and genealogy, and your latest successes, failures, brick walls or new finds in genealogy.

The event will be held at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Home Depot job fair

SEQUIM — Home Depot and the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

The job fair will be at the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula at 400 W. Fir St.

More than a dozen community businesses will be on hand to recruit potential employees.

For more information, phone the chamber at 360-683-6197 or Sara King, Home Depot associate support department supervisor, at 360-582-1620.

Beekeeping intro

SEQUIM — An “Introduction to Beekeeping” lecture will be presented by the North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers’ Association at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The free lecture will be in the back room of the feed and garden building at Sunny Farms, 261461 U.S. Highway 101.

Topics covered will include required equipment, purchasing honeybees, maintenance of beehives and diseases of the honeybee.

For more information, phone 360-477-7934.

New thrift location

SEQUIM — The Sequim Serenity Shop Thrift Store will host a grand opening in its new location, 551 W. Washington St., on Saturday.

The thrift shop has moved to the former Swain’s Outdoor location behind Tootsie’s.

Grand-opening events will begin at 9:30 a.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony set for 11 a.m.

Free coffee and cookies will be available, and in-store promotions and drawings also are planned.

Proceeds from the store will help Serenity House in its mission against homelessness in Clallam County.

Visit sister city

SEQUIM — An informational meeting for current eighth- and ninth-grade students interested in visiting Sequim’s sister city of Shiso, Japan, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The meeting is set for the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The trip is planned for October.

Exchange applications will be available at both meetings or by emailing gail@gailsumpter.com.

For more information, phone Gail Sumpter at 360-477-9361.

Landscape design talk

SEQUIM —Don Marshall will present “Successful Landscape Design” at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Marshall is the director of the environmental horticulture program at Lake Washington Technical College.

He will have copies of his 2007 book, Northwest Home Landscaping, available for purchase.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Spindle guild meets

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Shuttle & Spindle Guild will address “Trichromatic Color Dyeing” at its Saturday meeting.

The group will meet at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

Pet food demo slated

SEQUIM — Best Friend Nutrition, a health-food store for pets, will host a demo party for Tiki Dog and Tiki Cat canned foods from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Many of the products will be included in an on-site sampling buffet for visiting dogs.

Coupons, giveaways and door prizes along with information from Petropics representatives, maker of the TIKI brand, will be part of the afternoon party.

Best Friend Nutrition is located at 680 W. Washington St., Suite B-102.

Youth mission benefit

SEQUIM — Dungeness Community Church will hold a benefit to raise funds for its Youth Mission program at the church, 45 Eberle Lane, on Saturday.

Early bidding on silent-auction items begins at 6:30 p.m., with a variety show and dessert bar at 7 p.m., followed by a live auction.

Rummage sale benefit

SEQUIM — A rummage sale benefit for the Sequim High School Band will be held in the school cafeteria, 601 N. Sequim Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The band is holding the annual sale to pay costs for a trip to the Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim, Calif., in March.


Glacier lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Olympic National Park scientist Bill Baccus will present “Olympic Glaciers: Past, Present, Future” at a Jefferson County Historical Society First Friday lecture at 7 p.m. today.

The lecture series is held at historic City Hall, 540 Water St., the first Friday of each month.

Admission is by donation, which supports historical society programs.

Storynight tonight

PORT TOWNSEND — Pam McWethy will serve as featured teller at the March First Friday Storynight at Better Living Through Coffee, 100 Tyler St., today.

McWethy will present “Adventures of Life and Death with a Norwegian Fjord Horse.”

Admission to the gathering from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. is $10, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

As always on Storynight, the evening will include an open-mic section, so attendees are invited to bring their own short stories to share.

The only rules are it must obviously be a story, and no reading; everything must be shared in the ways of the oral tradition.

For details on First Friday Storynight, phone 360-531-2535 or visit www.brianrohr.com.

History fundraiser

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend High School Visit History club members will collect donations at Safeway from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The donations are to fund an upcoming 10-day educational tour from Paris to Barcelona, Spain.

This is the 12th annual Visit History European field trip organized by world history teacher Gina McMather.

Magic card games

PORT TOWNSEND — Whistle Stop Toys, 1005 Water St., will hold Magic the Gathering game nights every Friday in March as part of a Friday Night Magic program.

Games will begin at 6 p.m., and a $5 donation is collected from each player and used as prizes for that evening’s games.

Whistle Stop Toys is an advanced level store in the Wizards Play Network.

Game format varies, so phone the shop at 360-385-9616 or visit the www.Wizards.com store locator for more information.

Urban geology talk

PORT TOWNSEND — Seattle’s David Williams will present “Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology” at a Jefferson Land Trust-sponsored geology program Saturday.

The talk will be held at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., at 4 p.m.

The talk is free to the public, but a donation of $5 is appreciated.

Williams is a freelance writer focused on the intersection of people and the natural world.

His books include Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology, The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from the City and his latest, Cairns: Messengers in Stone.

Stories in Stone, the subject of the talk Saturday, was named a finalist for the 2010 Washington State Book Award in the general nonfiction category.

Williams also works at the Burke Museum and is a former National Parks ranger in Utah and Massachusetts.

He maintains the blog www.GeologyWriter.com.

This program is co-sponsored by the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau program.

For more information about Humanities Washington and a preview of his talk, visit http://tinyurl.com/WilliamsLecture.

For more information on Jefferson Land Trust’s Quimper Geology group, visit www.quimpergeology.org.

Dancers on, off screen

PORT TOWNSEND — Crystal Pite, an internationally known choreographer, will attend a “Ballet in Cinema” screening this Sunday and then stay for a discussion at the Rose Theatre, 235 Taylor St.

The screening of the Nederlans Dans Theatre’s performances of “Parade” and “Frontier,” part of the Rose’s series of dance performances in high-definition video, will start at 11 a.m.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $14 for seniors and $12 for students and children at the Rose box office and www.rosetheatre.com.

The screening will last about 90 minutes. Then, Rose owner Rocky Friedman will host a question-and-answer session in the theater.

For more information, phone the Rose at 360-379-1039.

Scout cabin benefit

PORT TOWNSEND — A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to fund construction of the Fred Lewis Scout Cabin main hall’s fireplace is set from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

The meal will be at First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Franklin St.

The dinner is being put on by the Fred Lewis Scout Cabin Association.

Tickets are $10 a person or $25 for a family and can be bought in advance from Scouts, association members or at the door.

For more information, phone Wendy and Norm Stevens at 360-379-6960 or email seascoutfalcon@cablesspeed.com.


Friends book sale

PORT HADLOCK — A book sale hosted by the Friends of the Jefferson County Library will held at Short’s Storage, 663 Ness’ Corner Road, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The “bag of books” portion of the sale begins at 1:30 p.m.


Crescent Top Model

JOYCE — Crescent High School’s fifth annual Top Model Fashion Show is set today.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m.

Crescent’s cafetorium will be transformed into a high-fashion catwalk, with members of the Class of 2013 modeling fashions on loan from area businesses.

Tickets at the door are $4 for students and $6 for adults.

A sale of homemade baked goods and a silent auction will benefit the Class of 2013’s senior trip.


Tax assistance

SEKIU — Tax-Aide volunteers will be available to assist with preparing tax returns today in Sekiu and by appointment in Forks on Saturday.

Those needing assistance filing returns can visit the Sekiu Community Center, 42 Rice St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today or by appointment at Forks City Hall, 500 E. Division St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone 360-780-2287 to set up a Forks appointment. Other Forks dates (all by appointment) are March 16 and 30, and April 13.

Taxpayers should bring the following with them to the Tax-Aide site: a photo ID; Social Security cards for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents; W-2s from each employer; and all 1099 forms, including 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-B, 1099-C, 1099-R, 1099-MISC, SSA-1099, 1099-G, etc. These include interest, dividend, stock sale, cancellation of debt, retirement, self-employment, Social Security and unemployment compensation.

Bring any other documents necessary to complete your return, e.g., receipts for energy-efficient home improvements, cost of stock sold, tuition statements and receipts necessary to itemize deductions, if applicable.

Attendees also should bring a copy of their 2011 tax return and their bank routing and account numbers if direct deposit of refunds is desired.

Last modified: February 28. 2013 4:32PM
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