Peninsula Daily News
Want more top stories? Sign up here for daily or weekly newsletters with our top news.
For more on the Pato Banton reggae concert in Port Angeles and other news of the lively arts, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News' weekly entertainment guide that is part of today's PDN.
Elegant Flea Sale
SEQUIM –– Vintage treasures will be offered at the 38th annual Elegant Flea Antique & Collectibles Sale, set today and Saturday at the Sequim Prairie Grange.
The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the grange at 290 Macleay Road.
Admission is free to the annual two-day spring sale, which will feature vendors specializing in pre-1965 merchandise and/or items made from vintage materials.
For details, visit www.macsequim.org or phone 360-683-8110.
SEQUIM — A 24-hour theater project will be staged at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., with the culminating play performed at 8 p.m. Saturday.
It begins at 8 p.m. today, when actor and crew volunteers are invited to gather at the theater to write and rehearse an original play.
Everyone is welcome, said director John Manno.
Twenty-four hours later, the curtain will rise on the play, and the public is invited to see it at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.
Manno can be reached at 360-670-2067 or email@example.com.
Plant, rummage sale
SEQUIM — The St. Joseph Catholic Church Plant and Rummage Sale is set today and Saturday.
The sale will begin at 9 a.m. both days. It will end at 3 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Women of St. Joseph will host the sale in the church's parish hall at Sequim Avenue and East Maple Street.
All proceeds go to local charities.
Famed railway talk
SEQUIM — Hank and Barbara Offerman will discuss their adventures on the Trans-Siberian Railroad at the next meeting of the Computer Genealogy Users Group from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.
The free talk will be at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Open Aire Market will offer an indoor preview of the outdoor summer event Saturday.
The Spring Fling will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Guy Cole Center at Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave., with Cort Armstrong playing between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The Sequim Open Aire Market kicks off its outdoor season on Cedar Street between Second and Sequim avenues May 4.
The market will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 26.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 360-460-2668.
Choral concert set
SEQUIM — Gabriel Faure's “Requiem” will be performed by the St. Luke's Episcopal Church Choir under the direction of Lorraine Martin at 5 p.m. Sunday.
The concert will be at the church at 525 N. Sequim Ave.
A donation of $10 is suggested.
Autism benefit set
BLYN — An Autism Awareness benefit, complete with live country music and mechanical bull riding, is planned from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.
The benefit will be in Club Seven lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101.
Admission is by donation.
Haywire will perform from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., mechanical bull rides will be available from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Country Rock Association will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Attendees must be 21 and older.
Guild, weavers meet
GARDINER — A joint meeting and potluck with the North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild and the Port Townsend Weavers Guild is set for Saturday.
The free event, which is open to the public, will be at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.
Show-and-tell and the potluck are set for 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Alison Irwin will discuss her history with inkle looms, the types of bands she weaves and her inspiration from 11 a.m. to noon.
For more information, visit www.nossg.org.
Gardening 101 talk
SEQUIM — Don Marshall will present “Beginning Gardening for Western Washington” at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Marshall will cover all aspects of pruning for ornamentals, not fruit trees.
He is the director of the environmental horticulture program at Lake Washington Technical College.
His 2007 book, Northwest Home Landscaping, will be available for purchase.
The talk is free and open to the public.
PORT ANGELES — Pianist Margret Elson will present “Dances, Songs & Chopin: 17th- to 20th-Century Classical Music” in the Maier Performance Hall at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 7 p.m. today.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in Sequim at Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St.; in Port Angeles at Port Book and News, 104 E. First St.; and online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Oral history workshop
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Historical Society will sponsor an oral history workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The workshop will be at the society's research and administrative center at 931 W. Ninth St., behind the former Lincoln School.
The cost is $8 for members of the Clallam County Historical Society and $10 for nonmembers. Class size is limited.
Research librarian Dona Cloud will talk about creating an oral history.
Participants will receive an outline highlighting the aspects of conducting their own family history interviews.
As part of the presentation, Dona will conduct an interview with longtime Port Angeles resident Mary Louise Beam.
Beam, who is 95 years old, will talk about her nursing career, life on the homefront during World War II and other memories.
For more information and to register for the class, phone 360-452-2662 or email email@example.com.
Immigration talk set
PORT ANGELES — The Stop the Checkpoints group will discuss the latest twists and turns of immigration reform proposals and hear from Peninsula College students and staff about organizing “Diversity Month” when they meet 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.
Members will plan a rally and parade for a weekend in May to support immigration policy reform.
For more information, phone 360-808-3196 or visit www.stopthecheckpoints.com.
Council at market
PORT ANGELES — City Council members will staff a table at the Port Angeles Farmers Market in The Gateway pavilion at Lincoln and Front streets from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Port Angeles City Councilmen Patrick Downie and Dan Di Guilio will be available to answer questions and hear comments from the public.
Dedication of homes
PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula Housing Authority will host a dedication celebration for eight new homes at its Peninsula Village development at noon Saturday.
The dedication will be at the homes on Village Circle off Lindberg Road, just south of Peninsula Golf Course.
For more information, contact Carolyn Stimbert at Peninsula Housing Authority at 360-452-7631, ext. 822, or firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.peninsulapha.org.
PORT ANGELES — William Shore Memorial Pool, 225 E. Fifth St., will host its sixth annual Egg-stravaganza from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The event includes swimming, games and competitions.
The event is $5 and is open to all ages.
Children 8 and younger need a parent or guardian “within arms reach” inside the facility, including in the pool.
For more information, visit www.williamshorepool.org or phone 360-417-9767.
April History Tales
PORT ANGELES — Storyteller Dennis Duncan will talk about the importance of stories — and tell a few tales — at the Clallam County Historical Society's History Tales lecture series at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The free presentation will be at First United Methodist and Congregational Church, 110 E. Seventh St.
Parking and entry to the church's social hall are on Laurel Street.
Duncan, a lifelong resident of Port Angeles, has been telling stories for the past 18 years and estimates he has spoken to 250,000 children.
For more information, contact the Clallam County Historical Society's office at 360-452-2662 or email@example.com.
Car wash benefit
PORT ANGELES — The Answer For Youth will host a car wash benefit at Angeles Pawn, across from Swain's General Store at 619 E. First St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Half of the event's proceeds will go toward the purchase of bike and auto parts to help with client transportation issues.
The other half will be used to purchase identification cards and eyeglasses.
The Answer For Youth is a Port Angeles-based nonprofit that provides outreach to homeless or at-risk youths.
Anyone wishing to donate can phone Susan Hillgren at 360-670-4363 or mail to P.O. Box 633, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Auditions on tap
PORT ANGELES — Auditions for the Port Angeles Community Players' production of “Becket” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
The auditions will be at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Parts for up to 24 men, four women and one boy are available. The doubling of roles is possible.
For more information, phone director John Manno at 360-670-2067.
Town Tavern tales
PORT TOWNSEND — “Town Tavern Tales, Truth and Fantasy” will be presented at the 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.
More information is on the historical society's website at www.jchsmuseum.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — Jeff Leinaweaver will serve as featured teller at the April First Friday Storynight at Better Living Through Coffee, 100 Tyler St., at 7 p.m. today.
The Mythsinger Foundation and storyteller Brian Rohr present this event with $10 admission, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
For details on First Friday Storynight, phone 360-531-2535 or visit www.brianrohr.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — Philanthropy expert Jeannette Privat will present “Grant-Seeking Basics: Find Funding for Your Nonprofit” at the Port Townsend Library Learning Center, 1956 Lawrence St., from 10 a.m. to noon today.
The workshop, sponsored by the Port Townsend Public Library, is free.
To RSVP, phone 360-385-3181.
Film screening set
PORT TOWNSEND — “All Over the Guy,” the third film in Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship's Gay and Lesbian Film Series, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The film will be shown at the fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.
According to the group, the film is a romantic comedy about two young men whose dashed expectations about leading a happy life together can yet lead to fulfillment, even if well-meaning heterosexual friends may not be as helpful as they think they are.
The Boiler Room will provide refreshments.
PORT TOWNSEND — Residents of Jefferson County will be admitted free to museums operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society and can enjoy a new “Family Fun” program Saturday.
Free days for county residents are the first Saturday of each month at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History, 540 Water St., and the Commanding Officer's Quarters at Fort Worden State Park & Conference Center, 200 Battery Way.
New this year are “Family Fun” programs, also the first Saturday of each month, at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History.
This drop-in program is held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is appropriate for all ages.
The Jefferson Museum of Art & History also will be open for the Port Townsend Gallery Walk from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is free.
Farmers market open
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Farmers Market will open for the season Saturday.
The market, held on Tyler Street between Lawrence and Clay streets, is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday through October.
The only exception is May 18, when the market will be closed for the Rhododendron Festival parade.
Port Townsend Cruise
PORT TOWNSEND — European-made cars will gather downtown for the annual Port Townsend Cruise, sponsored by Redmond's Achtuning, on Saturday.
The cruises will begin at Pacific Raceways in Kent at 10:30 a.m. and end in downtown Port Townsend.
Hundreds of cars are expected.
Flea market in Joyce
JOYCE — Crescent Grange, 50870 state Highway 112, will host its Spring Flea Market and Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday.
More than 25 inside tables plus several outside booths will offer items for sale.
Lunch will be available for purchase. Offered will be a spaghetti entree, sandwiches, clam chowder, chili, hot dogs, potato salad, pies a la mode or a la carte, coffee, tea, juice and a baked-goods table.
Storytimes in Forks
FORKS — The Forks Library will present weekly storytimes for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning today and running through May 3.
In May, the Forks library will be moved to a temporary location to make way for a major building renovation.
For information, phone West End Youth Services Librarian Pam Force at 360-374-6402, ext. 7797, or email Forks@nols.org.
FORKS — The Forks Library will host expert knitters Jessica Mishler and Jennifer Pelikan for the second in a two-part series of sock-knitting classes from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The class will be at the library, 171 S. Forks Ave.
A list of recommended supplies can be obtained from the library or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
These classes are free and open to the public.
For more information, phone 360-374-6402, email Forks@nols.org or visit www.nols.org.