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Rocks, gems, jewelry
PORT ANGELES — More than 35 vendors are expected at the city's third annual Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show on Saturday and Sunday.
The free event at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., is set from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
On display and offered for sale will be rough and polished rocks, a giant thunder egg, slabs, carvings, lapidary tools, beads, fused-glass/faceted gem stones, crystals, fossils, minerals, beach glass, shells, jewelry, wire wrapping, woodwork, cabochons and equipment.
Attendees can bring cameras and take photos of family members with a 650-pound Nantan meteorite, which is on display courtesy of Mike Pimentel of Eclipse Minerals of Sequim.
All attendees will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win a 1.1-carat chocolate diamond/14-karat white-gold ring from Michael D. Smith Jeweler of Port Angeles.
For more information, contact Cindy Kochanek at 360-417-4550 or email@example.com.
'Spring to Life' benefit
PORT ANGELES — “Spring to Life,” a fundraiser for My Choices Pregnancy Medical Resources, is set for 7 p.m. Saturday.
The event will be at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave.
Gianna Jessen, whose life story inspired the 2011 film “October Baby,” will serve as keynote speaker.
Jessen was born with cerebral palsy because of a failed abortion attempt.
For more information, phone 360-452-3300 or 360-681-8725.
Jazzercise for VIMO
PORT ANGELES — Jazzercise of Port Angeles is supporting the Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics clinic by hosting a fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
It will be at Harbinger Winery, 2358 W. U.S. Highway 101.
Tickets are $10.
Admission includes a glass of wine or nonalcoholic beverage, appetizers and entertainment.
A silent auction is planned, and attendees can participate in drawings.
For more information, email Andrea Piper at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 360-460-6628.
Rummage sale set
PORT ANGELES — Peninsula Pre-3 Cooperative School will hold a rummage sale benefit at First Baptist Church, 105 W. Sixth St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
New and gently used items will be sold, including furniture, household goods, clothes and baby and toddler gear.
All proceeds go to scholarships and operating costs of the nonprofit Peninsula Pre-3 program.
PORT ANGELES — To accommodate those who find weekday hours inconvenient, the Clallam County Genealogical Society Research Center will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Normal hours for the center, located at 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.
Volunteer staff help researchers.
The center welcomes donations of Clallam County school annuals, city directories, Bible records and photos of early Clallam County residents.
For more information, phone 360-417-5000.
Poet to read tonight
SEQUIM — Poems about mothers and daughters, spouses and friends fill Tremolo, Alice Derry's latest book, from which she will read tonight at Rainshadow Coffee Roasting Co., 157 W. Cedar St.
It will be during this month's Fourth Friday Reading, a free event.
Lovers of poetry and prose are invited to Rainshadow at 6 p.m.
Derry's reading will start at around 6:30 p.m.
The second part of tonight's program will be an open-mic session in which poets and prose writers can share five minutes of their work.
Participants should sign in as they arrive at the cafe.
Writers on the Spit, as in the Dungeness Spit, sponsors the Fourth Friday Readings, and organizer Ruth Marcus of Sequim provides open-mic guidelines to those who email her at RMarcus@olypen.com.
SEQUIM — The Bunny Hop Pancake Breakfast is at the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, 400 W. Fir St., from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The benefit is a partnership between the Sequim Boys & Girls Club and Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.
U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Association members have volunteered to prepare the pancakes and sausages.
Entertainment will be by Aspire Academy and Turk the Magic Genie. A raffle is planned.
Photographer Dave Logan, who often takes freelance photos for the Peninsula Daily News, will take children's photos with a costumed bunny.
Seating is limited. Tickets are $7 and are available at Pacific Mist Bookstore, Dungeness Kids Club, Boys & Girls Club in Sequim, and Odyssey Bookstore and hospice offices in Port Angeles.
They also are available at the hospice website, www.vhocc.org.
For more information, visit www.bgc-op.org.
Driftwood art show
SEQUIM — Olympic Driftwood Sculptors will hold their fifth annual Winter Show at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Admission is free.
The exhibit of numerous sculptures also will include “Aquarium,” a separate display of marine-related pieces.
Demonstrations of works-in-progress will be ongoing throughout the show, and driftwood artists will be available to answer questions and explain the process used in creating these art pieces.
Handcrafted driftwood pendants and other accessories, as well as unfinished driftwood, will be available for purchase.
Raffle tickets will be on sale for a chance to win a driftwood sculpture created by several club members.
For more information, phone 360-681-2535, visit www.olympicdriftwoodsculptors.org or email email@example.com.
All about veggies
SEQUIM — Bill Wrobel will present “All About Vegetables” at a McComb Gardens Seminar Series event Saturday.
The free talk will be at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, at 1 p.m.
Wrobel is a formerly licensed horticulturist and certified nursery professional.
He will talk about choosing a site, soils, seed selection and plant care.
As a bonus, he will show attendees how to build their own self-watering container for less than $15.
SEQUIM — Sequim Prairie Grange members will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
In addition to pancakes, the menu includes ham, eggs and beverages at the grange at 290 Macleay Road.
The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 10 and younger.
Proceeds will be used for maintenance on the grange's building and grounds, as well as to support grange projects.
PORT TOWNSEND — A Zumba dance class fundraiser for Jefferson County Firefighter Mike Kithcart will be held at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight.
Kithcart has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.
He is a husband and father of five children, and has served as a firefighter in Jefferson County for 20 years.
Suggested donation is $10.
All donations from the Zumba class will go to the Kithcart family.
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 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.
Wellness, safety fair
PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Wellness & Safety Fair is Saturday.
The fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Building 210 in the Commons at Fort Worden State Park.
Admission is free.
A variety of free tests and screenings, speakers and more than 40 vendors are planned.
Stars of Tomorrow
PORT TOWNSEND — The Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow talent show will showcase Jefferson County children Sunday.
The talent show will be in the Port Townsend High School auditorium, 1500 Van Ness St.
The suggested donation is $5 for children from 5 to 18 and $7 for adults.
Presentation division (K-6) performances will begin at 3 p.m., and junior and senior divisions will begin at 5 p.m.
Pizza and snacks will be sold during intermission.
Kah Tai work party
PORT TOWNSEND — Admiralty Audubon will hold a monthly work party at Kah Tai Park from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Volunteers will pull up Scotch broom and pick up garbage.
Participants should park at Chase Bank, corner of Sims Way and Kearney Street, and look for a white Chevy pickup truck and a green volunteer sign.
Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring work gloves.
Homemade cookies, hot tea, water, weed pullers and garbage bags will be provided.
For more information, phone Rosemary Sikes at 360-385-0307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flagler dance benefit
NORDLAND — The Friends of Fort Flagler will hold the second annual community dance and fundraiser at the Fort Flagler Theater at Fort Flagler State Park from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is $15 for individuals, $25 for couples and families.
The Tyrolean Trio will perform.
Bratwurst, hot dogs and Mystery Bay clam chowder will be available for purchase along with beer, wine and soda.
Raffle items include a two-night stay at the renovated Engineers House at Fort Flagler and a gift basket.
For more information, visit www.flaglerflashes.blogspot.com or phone 360-385-3701.
Neil Simon play
PORT LUDLOW — “Rumors,” a classic Neil Simon comedy — “a delicious romp,” in the words of director Vallery Durling — is onstage at the Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place, through Saturday.
Tickets are $14.
“Rumors” stars Village Players Don Clark, Shirley Davies-Owens, Ginny Ford, Jim Gormly, Doug Hubbard, Eve McDougall, Carl Miller, Karen Starling, Wynne Stevens and Vicki Valley, with curtain times at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are available at the Bay Club itself and at www.brownpapertickets.com.
More information can be found at 360-437-0324 or email@example.com.
'Trippin' the '60s'
CHIMACUM — Barry McGuire's “Trippin' the '60s” with John York returns to Jefferson County for a performance at the Chimacum auditorium, 91 West Valley Road, at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Seating is festival-style in the 500-seat auditorium, and doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $21 (cash or check only) and are on sale at Quimper Sound, 230 Taylor St., Port Townsend.
They also will be available at the door unless they are sold out.
The concert is a benefit for the Jefferson County Winter Shelter's 2013-2014 winter season, said organizer Pastor Skip Cadorette of First Baptist Church.
The shelter, located in the basement of the American Legion at 209 Monroe St., has closed for the season.
McGuire is best-known for “Eve of Destruction,” the prototypical protest song that he feels still resonates today as it did on the Hit Parade in 1965.
This is the second performance by McGuire and York in the area. In 2009, they appeared at a benefit for the same cause that raised $6,000. Cadorette hopes this year's event will raise $10,000.
For more information, email Cadorettevents@gmail.com or visit www.trippinthesixties.com.
FORKS — Expert knitters Jessica Mishler and Jennifer Pelikan will teach the first of two sock-knitting classes at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The free two-hour classes are at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave.
The second class will be Saturday, April 6.
Knitters will learn how to customize a basic sock pattern.
Mishler and Pelikan will highlight the “magic loop” and “double-pointed needle” methods of construction.
A list of recommended supplies can be obtained from the library or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, phone 360-374-6402, email Forks@nols.org or visit www.nols.org.