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For information about the first weekend of the 17th annual Key City Public Theatre Playwrights' Festival and the Story People of Clallam County's St. Patrick's Day event Saturday, as well as 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.
PORT ANGELES — The film “Burlesque,” starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, will be shown at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 7 p.m. today.
This film is the last in the Circus Cinema series.
It is also the final special event of the Winter Reading Circus: A Library Reading Program for Adults.
Free tickets for the film will be available beginning at 10 a.m. today.
For more information, visit www.nols.org and click on “Events,” or contact Lorrie Kovell at 360-417-8500, ext. 7750, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthy food contest
PORT ANGELES — Twenty elementary school students will prepare their own healthy salad recipes in a districtwide competition from 9 a.m. to noon today.
The students will compete at Port Angeles High School, 304 E. Park Ave.
They were chosen for the district finals for Sodexo's Future Chefs: Healthy Salad Challenge from 42 students who submitted recipes.
Winning students from each participating district will be considered for 27 regional finalist awards.
Regional finalists will be narrowed down to five national finalists who will compete for public votes for recipes on a Future Chefs YouTube channel.
Fair royalty crowned
PORT ANGELES — The royal court for the Clallam County Fair will be crowned Saturday.
Four Sequim teens are competing for the crown at the Clallam County Fair Royalty Princess Tea and Coronation at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The coronation will be in the Home Arts Building at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St.
A limited number of tickets are still available for $6 by phoning Christine Paulsen at 360-461-1866. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Royalty contestants are Torrie McIntyre, Lily Paulsen, Naomi Gish and Grace Koenigsaecker.
For more information on the Clallam County Fair, visit www.clallam.net/Fair.
Human trafficking film
PORT ANGELES — Human trafficking is the topic of “Not My Life,” a documentary that will be screened from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Advocacy in Action at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will present the film and host a discussion in the church's Fellowship Hall, 301 E. Lopez Ave.
The film is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for organizations combatting human trafficking and to defray the cost of the film.
“Not My Life” depicts the practices of the multibillion-dollar global human trafficking industry.
It is narrated by actress Glenn Close and directed by Robert Bilheimer.
After the screening, Shawna Seals, a human trafficking awareness advocate from Poulsbo, will discuss briefly her involvement with the North Kitsap Human Trafficking Awareness Committee and the Rescue and Restore organization.
Tolo dance Saturday
PORT ANGELES — The annual Tolo Dance, a semiformal/formal dance for middle school-age students, will be hosted by Port Angeles Assembly No. 33 International Order of the Rainbow for Girls from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.
The dance, which will have the theme of “Fantasy Island,” will be at the Port Angeles Masonic Temple, 622 S. Lincoln St.
Advance tickets are available at Elliott's Antique Emporium and Electric Beach downtown for $12. They will be $16 at the door.
Proceeds will fund Port Angeles Rainbow activities.
In a tolo dance, young women invite men.
For more information, phone Kathy Crowley at 360-452-3995.
St. Paddy's Day run
PORT ANGELES — City Parks and Recreation is hosting the St. Paddy's Day Dash on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.
Check-in ends at 12:45 p.m. The runs start at 1 p.m. Runs of 5 and 10 kilometers are offered.
The course starts at the Morse Creek Trailhead. Parking is limited.
Registration is $25 per person, $15 for ages 18 and younger.
Medals will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place finishers in each age division.
Costumes are encouraged, with prizes for “Best Wearing of the Green.”
Registration forms are available at the Parks and Recreation office at 308 E. Fourth St. or online at www.cityofpa.us/parksrecreation.htm.
For more information, phone 360-417-4557.
Lions Rummage Sale
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Lions Club will conduct the club's annual rummage sale this weekend.
The sale is set for the Jefferson Elementary School gymnasium, 218 E. 12th St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
St. Patrick's meal
PORT ANGELES — Mount Pleasant Community Grange's annual St. Patrick's Day dinner fundraiser will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The dinner will be at the grange at 2432 Mount Pleasant Road.
The cost is $12.
A traditional corned beef and cabbage meal will be served.
Luck of the Draw will provide live music.
To purchase tickets, phone Suzanne Barber at 360-477-4156.
'Green Fire' slated
SEQUIM — A screening of “Green Fire,” a documentary film about conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy, will be held at Nash's Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, at 7 p.m. today.
The screening is free and open to the public.
For more information, phone 360-681-6274.
Art demo day
SEQUIM — The Local Artist Resource Center will host demonstrations by a variety of artists from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.
Admission will be free to the Local Artist Resource Center, or LARC, at 166 E. Bell St. across from the post office.
Paulette Hill, Pat Donlin and Shirley Mercer will give watercolor painting, jewelry-making and carving demos.
For more information, phone Mercer at 360-460-9874.
SEQUIM — Crystal Stout and her Dreamcatcher Balloon Program will host a benefit breakfast Saturday to raise funds for the purchase of a special hot air balloon to allow the disabled to take flight.
The breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Applebee's in Sequim, 130 River Road. Tickets are $10.
Stout, whose Morning Star Balloon company is located outside Sequim, is seeking donations to help purchase a $20,000 basket-style ultralight hot air balloon capable of carrying wheelchairs.
The newly formed nonprofit Dream Catcher Balloon Program is intended to bring empowerment to those with disabilities or terminal diseases who are confined to wheelchair.
The effort seeks to raise funds to bring the specially adapted hot air balloon to the Olympic Peninsula.
The goal of the program is to provide hot air balloon rides at no cost to program participants.
Tickets can be purchased from Julie Broadwell, 425-242-8246; Kelly Jo Hill, 360-461-3950; or at La Vina Cafe, 111 River Road.
For more information, phone Crystal Stout at 360-207-4768, email email@example.com or visit www.DreamCatcherBalloon.org.
SEQUIM — The 16th Tour de Dungeness races are this Saturday and next Saturday, March 23.
In the races, men and woman bike riders in various divisions hit the 12-mile course north of Sequim along county roads.
Races start at 9:45 a.m. each day and last until late afternoon, rain or shine.
The course includes Lotzgesell, Cays, East Anderson, Woodcock and Kitchen-Dick roads and Sequim-Dungeness Way.
The start/finish line and parking are at the north end of Kitchen-Dick Road across from the Dungeness Recreation Area.
Race organizer Mike Van Doren said he expects hundreds of riders each day.
On-site espresso will be provided by Bada Bean! Bada Bloom! of Port Angeles on March 23.
To register or for more information, phone Van Doren at 360-775-7796 or 360-417-5257 after 5 p.m.
Thrift shop open
SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild's Thrift Shop, Second and Bell streets, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Gently used clothing for all, furniture, jewelry, household items and kitchenware will be featured.
All white-tagged items will be marked half-price.
Volunteers always are needed for the shop.
For more information, phone 360-683-7044.
Pet food demonstration
SEQUIM — Best Friend Nutrition, 680 W. Washington St., Suite B-102, will host a demonstration party for the Dale Edgar brand from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Dale Edgar Brand Manager Tony Roth will be on hand at the demo party and will bring information, samples, coupons and a door-prize-drawing gift for humans and dogs attending the event.
Dale Edgar brand manufactures functional treats for canine skin and coat issues, hip and joint issues, and canine calming delivered in a nutri-wafer using natural ingredients like peanut butter, bananas, oats, chia seeds and vanilla.
Fiddlin' on Sunday
SEQUIM — The Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association will be “Fiddlin' on the Green” during its annual spring concert Sunday.
The show will be at the Sequim Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Sequim Ave.
It will start with a preshow of the Dungeness All Stars at 1:30 p.m. before it launches into the main program at 2 p.m.
Admission is a suggested donation of $10 per family, $5 per person or the purchase of a $25 association membership.
The performers include young scholarship students, fiddlers and vocalists in a variety of old-time music entertainment.
For more information, visit www.d15.wotfa.org.
'Wrong Day' troupe
PORT TOWNSEND — The Chairs, an improvisational theater troupe led by magician Joey Pipia, will present “Everything You Think Is Wrong” at 8 p.m. today.
The show will be at the Chameleon Theater, 800 W. Park Ave.
Admission is by donation.
For more information, phone 360-379-1068.
Beach cleanup today
PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Beach Watchers are hosting a beach cleanup at Point Hudson from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.
Volunteers gather at the new Washington State University Extension offices in the Cupola House, 380 Jefferson St.
The program begins with a brief show-and-tell about critters that might be found on the beach, continues with a walk to the beach to pick up trash and finishes with cookies at the Extension offices.
The 2013 Beach Watcher Training Program starts April 2.
The deadline for applications is March 26.
For more information, contact Cheryl Lowe at 360-379-5610, ext. 230, or Cheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://tinyurl.com/a47vtqs.
Blues band dance
PORT TOWNSEND — Washington Blues Society Best of Blues 2012 winners Brian Lee & the Orbiters will play at Olympic Peninsula Dance from 8 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. today.
The dance will be held at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.
Admission at the door is $15 for adults and $10 for students with ID and the disabled.
A free (with paid admission) predance lesson in Beginning Lindy Hop will be taught by Cyrus Hicks and Claire Puntenney at 7 p.m.
For more information, visit www.olympicpeninsuladance.com or phone 360-385-6919 or 360-385-5327.
Magic card games
PORT TOWNSEND — Whistle Stop Toys, 1005 Water St., will hold Magic the Gathering game nights every Friday this month as part of a Friday Night Magic program.
Games will begin at 6 p.m., and a $5 donation will be collected from each player and used as prizes for that evening's games.
Game format varies, so phone the shop at 360-385-9616 or visit the www.Wizards.com store locator for more information.
PORT TOWNSEND — Ukulele enthusiasts will meet for Ukuleles Unite!, free lessons on the instrument and a playing circle, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The event will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Loaner ukuleles are available, and beginners are welcome.
For more information, phone 360-344-3337 or email email@example.com.
Citizen dinner Saturday
NORDLAND — Bob and Sandy Barrett will be honored at the Marrowstone Island Citizen of the Year dinner Saturday.
The dinner will be at the Nordland Garden Club Clubhouse, 320 Garden Club Road, with a social hour starting at 5 p.m.
The event is a potluck.
Attendees should RSVP to Billie Fitch at 360-379-9242 with the number of people in their party and what food item they will bring.
AAUW discusses art
PORT TOWNSEND — Art will be the topic of a panel discussion at an American Association of University Women meeting Saturday.
The program, which is free and open to the public, will be at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.
Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. followed by the program and meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
It is free and open to the public.
Panelists Kathy Constantine, Anita Edwards, Barb Sachi, Marilyn Sandeau and Barbara Starr will discuss “Reflecting on Art.”
The program will feature a video and slide show representing select pieces from these artists and two others, Mary Lou Enlow and Lois James.
AAUW membership is open to women who hold an associate degree or higher from a qualified educational institution.
For more information, phone 360-390-5693 or visit www.aauwpt.org.
Fountain work party
PORT TOWNSEND — Volunteers will conduct a spring cleanup at the Haller Fountain and Terrace Steps downtown from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Volunteers will rake leaves from the area's rhododendron beds to expose the bulbs coming up, said organizer Bonnie Corra of Port Townsend.
Haller Fountain is located at Taylor and Washington streets.
Volunteers should bring a rake.
For more information, email Corra at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 360-385-3026.
Grant Street trail day
PORT TOWNSEND — PT Trails volunteers will work to create a safe route for students and parents to travel to Grant Street School from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Volunteers will establish sections of perimeter trail around the school property on 16th Street and McClellan Street right of ways.
Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at the south end of the school property and bring loppers, clippers, hand saws and work gloves.
They should dress for the weather, since the group will work rain or shine.
Snacks and water will be provided.
For more information, phone Jolly Wahlstrom at 360-379-3362.
Square dance set
PORT TOWNSEND — Last Chance String Band with guest banjoist Katya Kirsch will perform at the Third Saturday Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Dave Thielk will call squares, mixers and related traditional dance forms at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.
The cost is $5 for adults, with ages 16 and younger admitted free.
All dances will be taught.
For more information, phone Thielk at 360-385-3308 or visit www.ptcommunitydance.com.
Family bingo night
CHIMACUM — A family bingo night fundraiser for the Chimacum Parent-Teacher-Student Association is set for tonight.
The event will be held in the multipurpose room at Chimacum Elementary School, 91 West Valley Road, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
It will include games, prize giveaways and activities for families.
The grand prize is a $100 Chevron gift card.
Games are $1 apiece.
Pizza, hot dogs, popcorn and more will be available for purchase.
CHIMACUM — Professor Terje I. Leiren will present “Norway's Separation from Sweden” at a meeting of the Thea Foss No. 45 Daughters of Norway on Sunday.
Leiren teaches Norwegian studies at the University of Washington.
He earned the Royal Order of Merit from King Harald V of Norway.
The event will be held at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, at 1 p.m.
It is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, phone 360-379-1802.
'Run, Lola, Run'
FORKS — A screening of the film “Run, Lola, Run” followed by a discussion will be held at the Peninsula College Extension site, 71 S. Forks Ave., at 7 p.m. today.
Adjunct film instructor Sally Milici will introduce the 1998 film by Tom Tykwer and lead the post-film discussion.
For more information on the event, phone 360-374-3223.