WEEKEND: Other area events on North Olympic Peninsula
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For information about Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Port Angeles performance next week, the Playwrights' Festival in Port Townsend and other lively arts and entertainment, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News' weekly entertainment guide that is part of today's PDN.
For more information, see the PDN's comprehensive online Peninsula Calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.
Time leaps forward an hour at 2 a.m. Sunday as another edition of daylight saving time begins. Set clocks ahead one hour or be late the next day.
North Olympic Peninsula fire district officials also encourage residents to change the batteries in smoke alarms.
In addition, both battery-operated and hard-wired smoke alarms that are 10 years old or older should be replaced with new alarms, they said.
Many new smoke alarms also contain lithium-ion batteries that last for 10 years and do not need changing.
Women's day concert
PORT TOWNSEND — Jazz vocalist Jenny Davis and folk singer Aimee Ringle will offer an International Women's Day concert at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
Admission is a $10 donation.
Davis will sing “No More Blues,” by Antonio Carlos Jobim, among other songs from her latest CD, “Inside You.”
Guitarist Chuck Easton and bassist Ted Enderle will back Davis as she also offers new music from an album to come out this summer.
For more details about today's concert, phone The Upstage at 360-385-2216.
Step into Spring benefit
PORT TOWNSEND — A Step into Spring Community Dance, a fundraiser for Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, is set for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today.
Jim Nyby and the F Street Band will perform at the dance at the fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.
Tickets are $15 at the door.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a dessert or snack and a beverage to share.
Magic card game
PORT TOWNSEND — Whistle Stop Toys, 1005 Water St., will host 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.
PORT TOWNSEND — “Better living through Scrabble” is the message from Port Townsend writer and teacher Patrick Jennings, who is starting up Scrabble time Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The place is Better Living Through Coffee, the cafe at 100 Tyler St., and there's no charge to join a Scrabble game.
There will be “coffee, anagrams and a sweeping seascape,” Jennings said by way of invitation. He urges players to bring game boards if they have them.
For more information, phone BLTC at 360-385-3388.
Friends host sale
PORT TOWNSEND — The Friends of the Port Townsend Library will hold their annual spring used-book sale at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., on Saturday.
The sale will open at 8 a.m. for members of the Friends of the Library and at 9 a.m. for the general public. It will end at 3 p.m.
Gently used books, CDs and DVDs for adults and children will be available.
Except for specially priced books, all adult items will cost $1, while children's books are 50 cents.
Starting at 1 p.m., bags of books will sell for $2.50.
All proceeds go to fund library programs.
For more information phone 360-379-1061.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend and Port Angeles high schools boys soccer teams will play in the Andy Palmer Classic at Memorial Field on Saturday.
Ticket proceeds from the classic go toward the Andy Palmer Memorial Scholarship, which benefits students from both schools.
The junior varsity match starts at 11 a.m., with varsity play at 12:45 p.m.
The pregame coin toss includes Janet Palmer, mother of the late Andy Palmer, a 2008 Port Townsend High School graduate who grew up in Port Angeles.
He died July 25, 2008, while fighting a forest fire in Northern California.
The Andy Palmer Memorial Scholarship was created to recognize personal characteristics practiced by Palmer during his life: kindness, loyalty, integrity and humility.
Sierra Club meets
PORT TOWNSEND — The North Olympic chapter of the Sierra Club will conduct a general membership meeting from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The meeting will be at the Port Townsend Library's Conference Center, located next door in the wood-frame house at 1256 Lawrence St.
Speakers will include Ben Greuel, who will present a slide show highlighting proposed additions to the Olympic wilderness; poet Tim McNulty; and Jackie Powers, who directs the outings programs for the Sierra Club's Cascade chapter.
A hike along the Lower Gray Wolf Trail will be presented Sunday.
To RSVP for the hike, phone Greuel at 360-670-2938 or email email@example.com.
Social media workshop
PORT TOWNSEND — A workshop on social media applications, targeted at people 50 and older, will be presented by the Port Townsend Library from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
“Social Media 101: Introduction to Facebook & Twitter — Session II” will be at the Library Learning Center, 1256 Lawrence St.
The free class will focus on how to set up and personalize accounts, and develop a business presence.
It will be led by Leif Hansen, a nationally recognized group facilitator, trainer and teacher.
Participants can bring laptops or mobile devices.
The workshop is the first of four presentations in the “Encore: Transforming Life After 50” series.
These workshops are made possible by a grant from the Washington State Library, with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, as well as support from the Friends of the Port Townsend Library.
For more information, phone 360-344-3061.
Contra dance set
PORT TOWNSEND — Joe Michaels will call the dances and Wild Phil & the Buffalo Gals will provide the music at the Second Saturday Contra Dance at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The dance will end at about 10:30 p.m.
Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 3-18 and free for 3 and younger.
For more, visit www.ptcommunitydance.blogspot.com.
Young Life auction
PORT TOWNSEND — Olympic Peninsula Young Life will present a Young Life Spring Auction at Calvary Community Church, 82 Romans Road off Rhody Drive, at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Gourmet desserts from Leah Kilgore will be served as auctioneer Ryan Smith, assisted by Young Life Area Director Paul Shriner, presents and takes live bids for dozens of items and services.
Items up for bid include a handmade quilt and a night at the Poulsbo Inn and Suites.
Bidding for services such as weeding or cleaning out with an adult-supervised group of Young Life members also will be available.
Credit cards are accepted.
Young Life is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian ministry.
Olympic Peninsula Young Life serves Port Townsend, Chimacum, Quilcene, Port Angeles and Forks.
For information on the auction or to donate items, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 360-643-1403.
PORT HADLOCK — Cal Lomsdalen will demonstrate “How to Replace Wax Foundations in Used Frames” at a meeting of the East Jefferson Beekeepers Association at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The meeting will be at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, 42 Water St.
An apprentice beekeepers course will follow from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The meeting and class are free and open to the public.
SEQUIM — Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell's award-winning third novel, will be discussed in a free program at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The story features six separate — often unfinished and interrupted, perhaps linked — narratives that stretch from the 19th century to a distant, unrecognizable future, providing an epic look at mankind.
Copies of the book are available at the library, including in downloadable audio and e-book formats.
They can be requested online through the library catalog at www.nols.org.
Preregistration is not required, and drop-ins are always welcome.
For more information, visit www.nols.org and click on “Events” and “Sequim,” or contact branch manager Lauren Dahlgren at 360-683-1161 or Sequim@nols.org.
SEQUIM — Jim Johnson will discuss “Immigration and Naturalization” at a meeting of the Clallam County Genealogical Society from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The meeting will be at the Mariners Cafe, 707 E. Washington St.
There is no cost to attend, and anyone interested in family history is welcome.
Johnson is director of the Heritage Quest library and bookstore in Sumner.
He spoke at the 2012 Washington State Genealogical Society's annual conference, hosted by the Clallam society last September.
Arrive early to sign in and have coffee.
For more information, phone 360-417-5000 or email email@example.com.
SEQUIM — The Olympic Orchard Society will host a grafting workshop at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Attendees can learn to graft onto rootstock or have an Olympic Orchard Society grafter do the work.
Scion wood and rootstock will be available for a nominal charge.
For more information, contact Marilyn Couture at 360-681-3036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Play auditions set
SEQUIM — Readers Theatre Plus will hold auditions for its next full production, “The Shadow Box,” at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, at 2 p.m. Saturday.
“The Shadow Box” is an award-winning drama written by Michael Cristofer.
It won the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play that same year.
“The Shadow Box” was made into a 1980 television movie starring Paul Newman. The film won a Golden Globe and was nominated for three Emmy Awards.
There are nine roles to be cast: four women, four men and one interviewer who may be either gender.
The production will be presented April 19-21 and 26-28, and will be directed by Pat Owens.
Windows 8 discussed
SEQUIM — The Sequim PC Users Group, or SPCUG, will provide “A Basic Look at Windows 8” at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The presentation will be in the computer lab, Room E-3, at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave.
Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
A demonstration of how to open and close applications, how to multitask and how to access different features in the Windows 8 Metro Interface like the Charms bar, the apps window and the desktop will be offered.
The group also will explore how to update and uninstall apps, and look at different shortcuts that make using the operating system faster.
Finally, there will be a discussion about whether there is an urgent need to upgrade in the near future.
For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.spcug.net.
Lawn care lecture
SEQUIM — Lake Washington Technical College horticulture instructor Chris Sexton-Smith will present “The Care and Feeding of Lawns” at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, at 1 p.m. Saturday.
His talk will include water conservation, organic fertilizers and the maintenance of a healthy green lawn.
Sexton-Smith is a proponent of an organic/nonchemical approach to gardening and is a certified professional horticulturist and licensed pesticide applicator.
Seminars are free and open to the public.
For more information, phone McComb Gardens at 360-681-2827.
Friends book sale
SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library will conduct their monthly book sale at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
A general clearance of fiction and nonfiction books is featured this month.
Sale organizers also have a selection of science books this month as well as classical, popular and country music on CDs.
Most books and CDs are priced at 25 cents to $1.
Proceeds from the sale fund library programs.
The mobile food stand Crave will be at the sale with specialty or plain hot dogs, drinks, snack foods and the stand's signature croissant/bacon/cheese breakfast sandwich.
This month, anyone who buys a book will get 50 cents off the purchase of a hot dog.
A portion of food sales goes to the Friends of Sequim Library.
SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers will host a 7- or 12-kilometer walk Saturday.
The walk begins at 9 a.m. at the QFC store, 990 E. Washington St. Maps will be provided.
Walkers will travel country roads and the Olympic Discovery Trail through Carrie Blake Park. Those on the longer walk will visit the John Wayne Marina.
The walk is suitable for strollers. Pets are acceptable if on a leash, though not in stores.
Restrooms are on the route.
A lunch meeting will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the Chinese Garden Restaurant, 271 S. Seventh Ave.
Sequim City Band
SEQUIM –– The Sequim City Band will give its first concert of the new season at the Sequim High School auditorium, 503 N. Sequim Ave, at 3 p.m. Sunday.
In honor of Sequim's centennial, the band will play songs from the 1930s, the decade being celebrated in Sequim this month.
The concert will close with John Philip Sousa's “The Century of Progress March,” theme of the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago.
Tyler Benedict will conduct the concert.
For more, visit the band's website, www.sequimcityband.org.
Evening of dance
PORT ANGELES — Alana Shaw, founder of the nonprofit Turning the Wheel dance-theater company of Boulder, Colo., is coming to Port Angeles today to lead a playful evening of dance at Studio Bob at 7 p.m.
Everyone is welcome, and no experience is necessary at this gathering, hosted by the Port Angeles Arts Council and Vickie Dodd of Sacred SoundWorks of Port Angeles.
Admission is free to Studio Bob, upstairs at 118½ E. Front St., while donations to Turning the Wheel will be welcome.
Shaw, author of Dancing Our Way Home: A Guide to Improvising Through Life, Art & Performance, will lead a couple of hours of frolic, Dodd added.
For more details, phone Sacred SoundWorks at 360-452-5922.
PORT ANGELES — Those interested in coins and currency can attend the Port Angeles Coin Club's meeting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
The club will meet at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
The group meets the second Saturday of every month to discuss coin collecting and evaluate coins and currency.
The public is welcome to attend.
Roofing open house
PORT ANGELES — Hartnagel Building Supply, 3111 E. U.S. Highway 101, is hosting a free Roofing Day Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Product representatives and local roofing professionals from Diamond Roofing, Earth Tech Construction & Roofing, Emerald Roofing and SNS Roofing will answer questions about residential and commercial roofing, skylights, composite and metal roofing, torch down and flat roofs.
A selection of roofing materials will be on display in Hartnagel's roofing showroom.
For more information, phone Steve Hoskins at 360-452-8933.
PORT ANGELES — A retirement cake and coffee hour for Veterans Affairs Nurse Practitioner Rita Wise is set from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The retirement party will be at the Clallam County Veterans Center, 216 S. Francis St.
All clinic patients are invited to attend.
Zen retreat set
PORT ANGELES — NO Sangha, a Zen community in Port Angeles, will hold a Zazenkai (a one-day Zen retreat) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Alternated zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation) and private, individual instruction with a Zen master is available.
Silent coffee/tea breaks and a vegetarian soup and bread lunch will be offered.
At 10 a.m., there will be a Sutra (chanting) service.
At 1 p.m., Kristen Larson, a Master of the Diamond Sangha, will give a Teisho, a Master's Dharma Talk, on Gateless Barrier, case No. 21, “Yunmen's Dried Shitstick.”
For directions, phone 360-452-5534 or email NOSangha@aol.com.
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