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Port Angeles High School homecoming, the finale of a year of celebrating Sequim's 100th birthday and a performance of live music paired with a film are among the entertainment offered on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
For other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News' weekly entertainment guide, in today's edition.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School homecoming parade will precede tonight's homecoming game at Civic Field.
The parade will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., and march to Civic Field at Fourth and Race streets, where the game against Kingston High School will start at 7 p.m.
Halftime entertainments will include performances by the high school's marching band, cheer squad and dance team. Homecoming royalty and a carriage race will be featured.
Fireworks will be set off after the game.
Saturday's homecoming dance will be from 8 p.m. to
11 p.m. in the gym at the high school at 304 E. Park Ave.
Bengali film at PC
PORT ANGELES — A Bengali film that premiered in January at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City will be screened in Peninsula College's Maier Performance Hall, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 7 tonight.
The film, “Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights,” is from Global Lens 2013, part of the Global Film Initiative, and is co-sponsored by the Port Townsend Film Institute and Goddard College.
Admission to the film is $5; Peninsula College students will be admitted free with a current student identification.
Based on a real incident, “Shyamal” tells the story of an 80-year-old Kolkata, India, retiree on a mission to get his neighborhood streetlights turned off after sunrise when he notices they stay on all day as well.
Director Suman Ghoss said “Shyamal Uncle” represents an entire generation that sometimes feels at odds with all the changes happening around them; somehow their morality, their beliefs, their convictions do not find a place in this changed scenario.
“In a sense, there seems to be 'too much of lights' around,” Ghoss said. “So the main theme of the film where our 80-year-old protagonist is trying to 'turn off the lights' is a larger metaphor.”
The next film in the series is “The Invisible War,” which will be screened Nov. 8.
For more information, visit www.pencol.edu or www.facebook.com/PeninsulaCollege.
PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway Olympic Lodge No. 37 will host a lutefisk and meatball Norwegian Feast from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
The event will be at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave.
Admission is $20 for adults, $9 for ages 11 and younger. The event is open to the public.
Homemade lefse (a Norwegian flatbread) and cookies will accompany the “riscrem” dessert.
Scandinavian gifts will be offered for sale, and Norwegian music and dance will accompany dinner.
A special presentation of a handcrafted Viking ship replica, newly renovated and mounted, will be given by Karl Sebastian.
PORT ANGELES — The Stop the Checkpoints group will meet in the lower-level meeting room at the Museum at the Carnegie, 207 S. Lincoln St., at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The group will discuss immigration-related issues.
For more information, phone 360-808-3196 or visit www.stopthecheckpoints.com.
Japan trip benefit
PORT ANGELES — The Impact 14-U girls softball team is hosting a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The sale will be at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St.
The team is raising funds to go to Mutsu City, Japan, in June.
Team members are planning several fundraisers to cover the $25,000 the trip will cost.
Growing up in Sequim
PORT ANGELES — Doug McInnes and Bob Clark will talk about their memories of growing up in Sequim at the Clallam County Historical Society's History Tales lecture series at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The presentation will be at First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Seventh St.
History Tales is free and open to the public. Parking and entry to the church's social hall are on Laurel Street.
“As Sequim has been celebrating its 100th birthday this year, this is a chance for residents to hear some unwritten history of the town's rich agricultural heritage,” said Kathy Monds, historical society executive director.
She reminds residents that this will be the day clocks are set back an hour, ending daylight saving time.
McInnes was born in Sequim in 1929, and the stock market crash that prompted the Great Depression came soon after. His family had moved to the area in the 1860s.
While he spent some time away — he graduated from the University of Washington and worked for Boeing — he has spent much of his life in Sequim.
Clark is another Sequim native. His family came to Dungeness in the 1850s.
He has spent his entire life here and is known for his involvement in the community.
For more information, phone the Clallam County Historical Society's office at 360-452-2662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health series set
PORT ANGELES — Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave., will host special adult Sunday school classes presented by local medical professionals at 9:45 a.m. Sundays, beginning this Sunday.
The first lecture will be by Dr. Bill Kintner, who will discuss preventive medicine in the private practice and preventive medicine under the Affordable Care Act this Sunday.
On Nov. 10, Dr. Kara Urnes will discuss heart disease.
On Nov. 17, Sandy Sinnes, a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, will discuss diabetes.
SEQUIM — Kathy Monds will present “Preserving Your Family Treasures” at the next meeting of the Computer Genealogy Users Group at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.
The meeting is free and open to those interested in genealogy.
Monds is the executive director of the Clallam County Historical Society.
The program will cover protecting documents, photos, books and textiles.
Monds also will provide an informative syllabus for each attendee.
For more information, email Karen Niemi at email@example.com or phone 360-683-9193.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will tackle two topics during a meeting at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon today.
The group will discuss “The War of Law,” or “how new international law undermines democratic sovereignty,” and “Stealth Multilateralism,” or U.S. foreign policy without treaties or the Senate.
Discussion topics, which concern domestic and foreign policy issues, are taken from the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions 2014 Briefing Book and from Foreign Affairs, the bimonthly publication of the Council on Foreign Relations.
New members are welcome.
For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/SequimGreatDecisionsDiscussion.
SEQUIM — The Vision Loss Center is conducting a free seminar at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.
There will be presentations throughout the day covering mobility and independent travel for the visually impaired.
Clallam Transit representatives will be at the seminar to issue the new regional reduced-fare permits for seniors or disabled riders.
For more information, phone 360-683-1263.
SEQUIM — A year of events celebrating Sequim's 100th year of existence will be capped by the Centennial Finale Dinner on Saturday.
The dinner will be in Club Seven at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101 in Blyn.
Activities begin at 5 p.m. with no-host cocktails. Dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m., and the Centennial Finale Program will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for the Centennial Finale Dinner are $50 per person and are available through this afternoon at Sequim City Hall, 152 W. Cedar St.; Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St.; and the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center, 1192 E. Washington St.
The finale bash includes a special dinner with cake and champagne as well as keynote speeches by Hays and Ron Allen, chairman of the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe, about the first century and the next 100 years.
A limited number of tickets will be available at the event, said Barbara Hanna, the city's communications and marketing director.
For questions or more information, contact Hanna at 360-681-3422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEQUIM — An interactive workshop exploring some of the designs and creative services in new libraries around the country and the world is planned for Saturday.
The workshop will be held at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 3 p.m. to 4;30 p.m.
Kevin Kane of SHKS Architects, the firm that is helping the North Olympic Library System conduct a needs-assessment and feasibility study for the Sequim Library, will lead the workshop.
The Library Board has commissioned this study to inform its decision-making about whether to build a larger library for the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area.
Workshop participants are encouraged to bring and share photographs and ideas from favorite libraries they have visited.
Kane has taught design and drawing at the University of Washington and chaired the UW Architecture Department Professionals Advisory Council.
This workshop is intended for all ages.
Families, teens and children are especially encouraged to attend.
For more information, visit www.nols.org or contact Library Director Paula Barnes at 360-417-8500, ext. 7715, or PBarnes@nols.org.
Bird feeding talk
SEQUIM — Christie Lassen of Wild Birds Unlimited will discuss bird feeding at a Saturday Backyard Birding series lecture Saturday.
All sessions in the series presented by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society are at the Dungeness River Audubon Center in Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Each class in the series is $5, and if attendees go to five classes, a yearlong membership in the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society is offered.
Saturday's class is the second in the series.
Lassen will talk about types of feeders and different feeds for attracting specific birds, with an emphasis on species that winter on the North Olympic Peninsula.
She will offer ideas for providing continuing winter water supplies and meeting the needs of Anna's hummingbirds, which have started staying here throughout the year.
She also will answer questions from attendees.
The next class in the series is “Birds: The Inside Story” on Saturday, Dec. 7.
SEQUIM — Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., will hold a public tasting of its Library REaD wine from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Library REaD is a limited-production blended wine.
This wine is a fundraiser for the libraries of Clallam and Jefferson counties.
For more information, visit www.windrosecellars.com.
SEQUIM — An open government issues workshop will be presented by the Washington Coalition for Open Government from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The free seminar will be at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave.
The public is invited to bring questions and concerns about Washington's public records and open public meetings laws.
A discussion about what rights citizens have under these laws also is planned.
For more information, visit www.washingtoncog.org.
Public radio hosts
PORT TOWNSEND — Public radio hosts Ross Reynolds and Harriet Baskas will speak at the Rose Theatre at 11:30 a.m. today.
The pair will be joined by KPTZ program director Larry Stein for a question-and-answer session and conversation at the theater at 235 Taylor St.
Baskas will present and sign copies of her new book, Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can't or Won't Show You, at the Port Townsend Library Learning Center 1256 Lawrence St., at 2 p.m.
Both events are free.
The pair have worked at a variety of public radio stations and news outlets in their careers.
PORT TOWNSEND — It's the final weekend for Key City Public Theatre's “Zombie Town.”
The curtain will rise at 8 tonight and Saturday night at the Key City Playhouse, 419 Washington St.
Tickets are $18 and $20, with discounts for students.
Zombie Town is the story of an elite theater troupe — The Catharsis Collective — that has come to a small town in Texas to document America's most recent zombie attack.
For tickets and details, phone 360-385-KCPT (5278) or visit www.KeyCityPublicTheatre.org; remaining tickets will be sold at the door of the playhouse at 419 Washington St.
Boys in the Boat
PORT TOWNSEND — Daniel James Brown, a part-time resident of Port Townsend and author of The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, will speak at the Jefferson County Historical Society First Friday Lecture today.
The program will begin at 7 p.m. in City Council chambers, 540 Water St.
Admission is by donation in support of historical society programs.
The Boys in the Boat is the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew, composed of sons of loggers, shipyard workers and farmers, who defeated the East Coast's elite teams.
They went on to compete in the “Nazi Olympics” under Hitler's gaze.
The story is drawn from the crew's diaries and memories.
The book will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop and at the lecture for signing.
Brown is the author of two previous nonfiction books, The Indifferent Stars Above and Under a Flaming Sky, which was a finalist for a Barnes & Noble Discover Award.
He has taught writing at San Jose State University and Stanford University.
For more information, phone Phyllis Snyder at 360-385-1003.
ECHHO benefit concert
PORT TOWNSEND — A musical concert benefit for the Ecumenical Christian Helping Hands Organization, or ECHHO, is planned from 7 to 9 tonight.
It will be at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.
Admission will be by donation, with all proceeds going to ECHHO.
The performance is titled “Playing It Forward,” and the artists include vocalist Lois Barnett, who organized the event, with Evan Millman on piano, Jim Oliver on guitar and Tomoki Sage on drums.
The concert will present songs in celebration of community themes.
Barnett said she had received help from ECHHO volunteers and wanted to sing for the community to raise consciousness about the benefits of volunteering in general.
“I will be singing because we never know when we might be the one in need of a helping hand and because I no longer take for granted the next breath I am given,” Barnett said.
PORT TOWNSEND — The fourth anniversary of the monthly First Friday Storynight will be observed from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight at Better Living Through Coffee, 100 Tyler St.
This month, the event will explore the magical and mysterious with Celtic harpist and storyteller Mara Grey.
When asked about her upcoming performance, she said her stories are about slipping into the otherworld. “And sometimes, the result is a bit of lighthearted fun,” she added.
Storynight admission is a suggested donation of $10, but no one will be turned away.
Host Brian Rohr also will offer old folk tales and fairy tales, told in his particular style and leavened by his drum.
Participants are invited to bring a short story, song, dance or poem to share in the open-mic section.
For more details, phone Rohr at 360-531-2535 or visit www.BrianRohr.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — Actors and actresses of all levels are invited to Key City Public Theatre's free audition workshop this Saturday.
Amy Sousa, Key City's education director, and guest artist Duncan Frost will lead the session from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Key City Playhouse, 419 Washington St.
Reservations are needed. To reserve a space, email email@example.com or phone 360-379-0195.
There's no charge for the workshop, which will cover audition preparedness, staging and acting a monologue, how to approach cold readings and how to read well with a partner.
Performers planning to attend Key City Public Theatre auditions, people who are new to town or who just want to brush up on their auditioning skills are welcome.
To find out more about Key City Public Theatre activities, phone the box office at 360-85-KCPT (5278) or visit www.KeyCityPublicTheatre.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — Seattle composers Miles and Karina will perform their original score set to the 1926 animated film The Adventures of Prince Achmed at a special performance at 7 p.m. Sunday.
The show will be at the Key City Playhouse, 419 Washington St. Tickets are $20.
The duo will bring the animated classic to life with a wide variety of traditional and exotic instruments and 14 compositions.
This one-night-only live performance is suitable for all ages and is presented by Key City Public Theatre and George Rezendes/Toolshed SoundLab.
This concert “is really a unique opportunity,” said Denise Winter, Key City Public Theatre artistic director.
“It's an amazing experience to hear the music live during the film.”
David Miles Keenan and Nova Karina Devonie, who perform under the moniker Miles and Karina, have been playing as a duo since 1991.
They have produced three albums featuring mostly original music composed by the pair.
Hailed as the oldest surviving feature-length animated film in history, The Adventures of Prince Achmed is inspired by the Arabian Nights tales and follows Prince Achmed, who is cast away on a flying horse by an evil magician but finds himself landing in a strange, exotic world and embarking on a mysterious adventure.
Tickets and can be purchased via 360-385-5278 or www.keycitypublictheatre.org.
Unity concert set
PORT TOWNSEND — Pianist, composer and recording artist Scott Cossu will team with flute virtuoso John Croarkin for a concert from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The performance will be at the Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center, 3918 San Juan Ave.
Tickets for $15 will be available at the door.
Cossu and Croarkin also will be the featured artists during Unity's Sunday service from 11 a.m. to noon.
Cossu was one of the first artists signed on to the Windham Hill recording label when it began 30 years ago.
Cossu affectionately refers to his music as “heavy mental” or “cosmic National Geographic.” His most recent CD, “Tides Between Us,” is dedicated to the Puget Sound area.
The Seattle Times has compared his playing to jazz great Keith Jarrett.
Joining Cossu will be Croarkin, former winner of the National Flute Association's Jazz Flute Master Class and Jazz Flute Big Band Competitions. He's currently a member of several bands, including Sour Owl, Luigi LaCross, Neap Tide and Minilla Smiles.
For more information, visit www.unitypt.org or phone 360-385-6519.
Day of the Dead feted
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Library will celebrate Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, at the Carnegie Library, 1220 Lawrence St., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The library invites participants to bring a photo of a deceased loved one (including pets) to be honored at a remembrance altar.
The free event also includes crafts, face painting, music and refreshments.
For more information, phone 360-379-2980.
CEA auction set
PORT LUDLOW — The Community Enrichment Alliance, or CEA, will host its ninth annual silent auction at the Port Ludlow Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place, from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Attendees will pay a $5 registration fee at the door and receive a bid number to bid on items.
Winning bidders will have the registration price applied to their purchase price.
Bids will be accepted starting at noon, and a party will begin at 5 p.m. with music, food and a wine bar.
Proceeds will go to agencies that help victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse in Jefferson, Clallam and Kitsap counties.
Funds support such nonprofit organizations as Dove House in Jefferson County and Healthy Families of Clallam County.
Members of Boeing Bluebills are working with CEA to support the auction.
A preview of auction items with photos and descriptions is at www.plmga.org/silentauction.htm.
There is also a “Buy It Now” option by phoning Marg Haverstick at 360-437-2261 or Eline Lybarger at 360-437-7701.
Deliveries can be made in the Port Ludlow ZIP code (98365) for $5.
The delivery fee also goes to support victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Paying by credit card is another option this year except for delivered items, which must be paid for by check or cash.
On the day of the auction, bidders can still “buy it now” or register for telephone bidding.