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Pie, poetry, workshops and clinics 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.
McNulty to read
PORT ANGELES — Tim McNulty will read from Ascendance, a collection of poems written over the past quarter-century, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 7 tonight.
McNulty, who lives on Lost Mountain above Sequim, is also the author of Olympic National Park: A Natural History and other nonfiction works.
Ascendance is the first full-length book of poetry he has published since 1992.
The free reading is the first of two on the North Olympic Peninsula. McNulty also will read at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock, at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4.
'The Invisible War'
PORT ANGELES — Rape and sexual assault within the military will be examined today in the documentary “The Invisible War.”
A moderated discussion will immediately follow the 7 p.m. screening at Maier Performance Hall at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. Admission is free.
Co-sponsors for this Magic of Cinema showing are the Veterans Conservation Corps/Vet Corps and Peninsula College Veterans Services.
The Vet Corps is a program within the state Department of Veterans Affairs that taps the knowledge, skills and abilities of veterans and their families by engaging them in AmeriCorps national service positions around the state.
While focusing on the stories of rape victims, “The Invisible War” also features interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress.
For more details, visit www.pencol.edu or www.facebook.com/PeninsulaCollege.
PORT ANGELES — A bunco benefit for the Captain Joseph House is set at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.
The cost is $10 per person. Tickets will be available at the door.
All funds raised will go to the Captain Joseph House, founded to provide respite and educational support to the families of those killed in action.
For more information, contact Janet Young at 360-457-1053 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apple pie contest
PORT ANGELES — The second annual Port Angeles Farmers Market Apple Pie Contest is planned for Saturday.
The market is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday in The Gateway pavilion at the corner of Front and Lincoln streets.
Judging in the pie contest will begin at 10:30 a.m. No pies will be accepted for entry after 10 a.m.
Pies will be judged on crust, filling appearance/flavor and overall appearance.
First prize in the judge's awards will be a $25 gift certificate to the market.
Pies also will be judged by public sampling for a people's choice award.
First- and second-place ribbons will be awarded in the people's choice category.
Entrants are encouraged to use locally grown apples, and an ingredient list will be required with the application.
Entry forms can be found on the market website at www.portangelesfarmersmarket.com.
Entry forms also will be available at the farmers market.
For more information, phone market manager Cynthia Warne at 360-460-0361.
Family movie night
PORT ANGELES — A free family movie night screening of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” is set Saturday.
The screening will be at New Life Church, corner of Sixth and Peabody streets, with doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie at 6:30 p.m.
Free popcorn and drinks will be provided, and there will be a chance to win a prize.
For more, phone 360-775-5889.
PORT ANGELES — Steven Moriarty will present “Estate Planning for the Genealogist” at a meeting of the Clallam County Genealogical Society on Saturday.
The free event will be at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 10 a.m. to noon.
Members and guests are encouraged to arrive early for refreshments.
Moriarty will talk about wills, trusts, community property agreements, durable powers of attorney and health care directives.
He also will discuss estate planning strategies that allow clients to take care of the needs of family members, fulfill charitable giving goals and minimize taxes.
Moriarty has been in private practice with the Platt Irwin Law Firm for the past 24 years.
Shire social slated
PORT ANGELES — Druim Doineann, a shire within the Society for Creative Anachronism, will hold a Shire Social and Fighter Practice at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The event will be at the Erickson Playfield, next to the Port Angeles Skate Park along Race Street.
The group is looking for new members to join the group's ranks and “keep the old ways alive.”
Druim Doineann puts on the annual Renaissance Fair in Port Angeles.
For more information, visit www.sca.org.
Volunteer for ONP
PORT ANGELES — Together with park staff, Friends of Olympic National Park are planning a volunteer work session for Saturday.
Volunteers will gather in the Olympic National Park Visitor Center parking lot, 3002 Mount Angeles Road, at 9 a.m. and afterward social during a brown-bag lunch.
Volunteers will landscape, prune, remove exotic plants and clean up the park visitor center and Living Forest Trail behind the visitor center.
Participants should bring gardening and pruning tools, gloves and their lunch.
Friends of Olympic National Park will provide refreshments.
“This event is designed to address real park maintenance needs and bring together the Friends membership and park volunteers,” said Friends President David Morris.
“We hope that this will be the first of a series of biannual work parties that can spruce up specific sites in the park.”
For more information, email Morris at email@example.com.
Coin club meeting
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.
PORT ANGELES — Beeswax candle rolling will be highlighted at the North Olympic Beekeepers' Association's last meeting of the year at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The group will meet at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
A beginners class will meet starting at noon.
The meeting and class are open to the public.
For more information, phone 360-477-7934.
Harvest Dinner Sunday
PORT ANGELES — A Harvest Dinner hosted by Esther Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, will be held at the Masonic Hall, 622 S. Lincoln St., from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
A complete harvest dinner including turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry Jell-O salad, rolls and homemade pies is planned.
Price is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5-10 and free for youths 4 and younger.
For tickets and information, phone Louann Yager at 360-452-4659.
PORT ANGELES — Dr. Kara Urnes will discuss heart disease at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave., at 9:45 a.m. Sunday.
The presentation will be at a special adult Sunday school class.
On Sunday, Nov. 17, registered nurse and certified diabetes educator Sandy Sinnes will discuss diabetes.
AGNEW — A pig-butchering class with Brandon Sheard of Farmstead Meatsmith is planned for today and Saturday.
The class will be held at Agnew Feed and Grocery, 2863 Old Olympic Highway, at 10 a.m. both days.
It is co-sponsored by Washington State University Clallam County Extension and Agnew Feed and Grocery.
Cost is $35 per day.
Sheard will harvest a pig raised as a 4-H project by a Clallam County youth.
Today is Slaughter Day, when attendees will learn killing, sticking, hanging, scalding, scraping and eviscerating methods.
On butchery day, Saturday, the pig will be carved to meet the order.
Traditional seam-butchery (knives and cleavers only) will be demonstrated.
Those interested can attend either day or both days.
There will be bleacher-style viewing on hay-bale seating.
Attendees should bring a lunch or eat at Agnew Feed and Grocery.
Tickets are available at Agnew Grocery or online at www.farmsteadmeatsmith.com under “Upcoming Classes.”
For more information, phone Clea Rome at 360-417-2280.
SEQUIM — Clallam Mosaic (formerly SNAP) will hold its second annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser today.
The event will be supported by SunLand Golf & Country Club and will be held at its facilities, 109 Hilltop Drive, with cocktail hour starting at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.
A dessert auction with items prepared by local bakeries and Clallam Mosaic board members will wrap the evening.
Entertainment will be provided by the Sequim High School Jazz Band and Select Choir.
Tickets for the spaghetti dinner are $18 per person and can be purchased by contacting Clallam Mosaic board Vice President Patti Engle at 360-681-0536 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clallam Mosaic is a nonprofit dedicated to “enriching, encouraging and empowering people with developmental disabilities.”
For more information on the agency or the dinner, visit www.clallammosaic.org.
'Taming of the Shrew'
SEQUIM — “The Taming of the Shrew” will be presented as Sequim High School's all-school play beginning tonight.
Curtain times are at 7 tonight and next Friday, Nov. 15; at 2 p.m. this Saturday; and finally at 7 p.m. next Saturday, Nov. 16.
Tickets at the door of the Sequim High Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Sequim Ave., will be $8 or $6 for seniors and students with Associated Student Body cards.
For information about “The Taming of the Shrew,” phone 360-460-7860 or Sequim High at 360-582-3600.
SEQUIM — The Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, or MAC, will present a free beading demonstration with Florence Adams Monson from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The demo, held at the MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St., is sponsored by the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe.
It is free and open to the public, with donations appreciated and light refreshments provided.
Several of Monson's beaded works, including beaded barrettes and a buckskin dress embellished with beading, are on display in the Hall-Adams Family Exhibit at the MAC Exhibit Center.
Additional upcoming free art demos at the MAC Exhibit Center include fiber arts with Renne Brock-Richmond from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.
Artists interested in conducting a demo are encouraged to contact MAC Exhibit Center manager Steph Ellyas at 360-683-8110 or email@example.com.
SEQUIM — Border Songs, by Jim Lynch, will be discussed at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The novel's protagonist, Brandon Vanderkool, is 6 feet 8 inches tall, frequently tongue-tied, severely dyslexic and romantically inept.
Passionate about birdwatching, he has a hard time mustering enthusiasm for his new job as a Border Patrol agent guarding 30 miles of what he calls the “thin as a rumor” boundary between Washington state and Canada.
But to everyone's surprise, he excels at catching illegal border crossers.
As drug runners, politicians, surveillance cameras and a potential sweetheart flock to this scrap of land, Brandon is suddenly at the center of something much bigger than himself.
Copies of the book are available at the Sequim Library, including the audio book on CD and downloadable audio and e-book formats.
They can be requested online through the library catalog at www.nols.org. Pre-registration for this book discussion group is not required, and drop-ins are welcome.
For more information, visit www.nols.org and click on “Events” and “Sequim,” or contact Lauren Dahlgren at 360-683-1161 or Sequim@nols.org.
Walk to the marina
SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers will hold a John Wayne Marina Walk on Saturday.
The walk starts at 9 a.m. from the Sequim QFC plaza at 990 E. Washington St.
Walkers can choose a 7-kilometer or 12-kilometer route.
The 7-kilometer walk does not go to the marina. The walk is along country roads and the Discovery Trail through Carrie Blake Park down to the John Wayne Marina.
The walk is suitable for strollers, and pets are acceptable as long as they are on a leash.
Restrooms are along the route.
SEQUIM — Free meditation meetings are set for every second and fourth Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at 925 N. Sequim Ave.
All are welcome at no charge.
For more information, phone Terri Bristow at 360-683-4775.
Free bike clinics
SEQUIM — A bike clinic, “Gearing Up for Comfortable Winter Riding,” is set at All Around Bikes (formerly Mike's Bikes), 150 W. Sequim Bay Road, at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Two more free winter Saturday clinics are set this month:
■ Nov. 16: “Flat Tires: All You Need to Know and Have to Ride with Confidence.”
■ Nov. 23: “Chain Maintenance for Wet, Wintry Months.”
SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Grange Hall, 290 Macleay Road, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
The menu consists of pancakes, eggs and ham.
Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger.
Some of the proceeds from the breakfast will benefit The Answer For Youth, a Port Angeles-based nonprofit that provides outreach and services to at-risk youths and young adults.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Accordion Social will be held at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
A $2 donation is requested to cover room rental.
Button accordionist Ted Lunka is featured. He will be accompanied by John Giuliani.
Accordion players and enthusiasts are invited.
Phone 360-683-5620 for more.
Public reading set
PORT TOWNSEND — American Romances author Rebecca Brown and poet Ilya Kaminsky will come together for a public reading of their work at Fort Worden State Park tonight.
Admission to the 7:30 p.m. event is free at Building 262 at Fort Worden, 200 Battery Way.
Brown, whose books are out on City Lights press, is a winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers' Award, the Washington State Governor's Award and a Genius award from The Stranger newspaper of Seattle.
Her American Romances is a collection of essays written largely while she was in residence at Centrum in Port Townsend. The book won the Publishing Triangle's Judy Grahn award for nonfiction in 2010.
Kaminsky was born in Odessa, Ukraine, in 1977 and arrived in the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the U.S. government.
He is the author of Dancing in Odessa (Tupelo Press) and winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Metcalf Award, the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from Poetry magazine and other honors.
Dancing was also named 2004's Best Poetry Book of the Year by ForeWord magazine, and in 2008, Kaminsky was awarded Lannan Foundation's Literary Fellowship.
For more information about today's event and other Centrum offerings, phone 360-385-3102, ext. 131, or visit www.Centrum.org.
Oil spill response
PORT TOWNSEND — A free public workshop on “Community Engagement in Oil Spill Preparedness and Response in Jefferson County” is planned from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
The workshop will be at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Questions like what would happen if there was a major oil spill off the shores of Jefferson County, who would coordinate the response and the potential impact on shores, wildlife and the local economy will be addressed.
Coast Guard, state Department of Ecology, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, tribal and Jefferson County Emergency Management representatives will describe processes and decisions they have to make in the event of an oil spill.
Attendees also will learn about volunteer training opportunities.
This event is free, but registration is required. RSVP to Michelle Lim, Northwest Straits Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boat safety course
PORT TOWNSEND — The Point Wilson Sail & Power Squadron is offering a 12-hour boating seamanship and safety course on three consecutive Saturdays beginning this Saturday and continuing Nov. 16 and 23.
The course will be held at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday.
The maritime center is a co-sponsor of the class.
This is an approved course for qualifying for the Washington State Boater's Education Card that is now mandatory for boaters 50 and younger and on Jan. 1 will be mandatory for boaters 59 and younger who operate a 15-horsepower or higher driven vessel, power or sail.
Topics range from safety issues for sail and power boats, navigational rules and seamanship plus some elementary piloting instruction.
This is a not-for-profit course, with students paying only the cost of the text.
An additional family member discount on the text is also provided.
To register or for more information, phone Bob Monica at 360-385-2634.
Contra dance set
PORT TOWNSEND — The Rose Street Ramblers will play and Jeannie Murphy will call the dances at the Second Saturday Contra Dance at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., on Saturday.
Dancing will begin at about 7:30 p.m. and end at about 10:30 p.m.
Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for those ages 3 to 18 and free for 3 and younger.
For more information, visit www.ptcommunitydance.com.
Key City auditions
PORT TOWNSEND — Key City Public Theatre's general auditions for the 2014 season will be held at the Key City Playhouse, 419 Washington St., at 6 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday.
General auditions are open to actors of all ages and experience levels, and are audited by the 2014 season's directors and the theater's artistic staff.
By attending, actors are eligible for roles in any 2014 production, including main-stage shows, readings or special events.
Auditions are by appointment, so it is not necessary to attend both days.
To schedule a five-minute audition, email email@example.com or phone 360-379-0195.
Information on the 2014 season, perusal scripts, suggested materials to prepare, head shots and resumes can be found at the theater's website, www.keycitypublictheatre.org/auditions.htm.
For more information, email Catherine McNabb at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 360-379-5089.
Equine clinic set
PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County 4-H Horse Project will conduct a two-day equine dental clinic with veterinarian Richard Vetter of Performance Equine Dentistry on Saturday and Sunday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St.
Horses are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, phone Betty Mysak, Jefferson County 4-H horse project leader, at 360-379-6931.
PORT TOWNSEND — Second Sunday Salsa Night returns to the dance floor at Manresa Castle, 651 Cleveland St., this Sunday.
A beginning salsa lesson starts the evening from 7 p.m. to 7:30; then comes an intermediate salsa lesson from 7:30 to 8 p.m.
Everyone is welcome, and experienced dancers are encouraged to come and help beginners.
After the lessons, Latin dancing — rumba, merengue, salsa, bachata, cha cha — will go from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., with instructors giving mini-lessons all evening.
The cover charge for lessons and dancing is $7, and since the Manresa bar and restaurant are closed Sundays, dancers are welcome to bring snacks and soft drinks to share.
Second Sunday Salsa Night is run by volunteer dance teachers, and guest instructors are welcome.
For information and to be added to the mailing list, email Judy Rudolph at email@example.com.
FORKS — The 19th annual wine-and-cheese “Riggins & Riesling” fundraising event is set for the Roundhouse, 110 LaPush Road, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is $10.
This event, sponsored by the Forks Chamber of Commerce, recognizes chamber volunteers and presents “Best Of” awards to the Business, Volunteer and Citizen of the Year.
Live music by Loose Gravel, locally made wine by John Glover and homemade root beer are featured, along with assorted beer, cheese and snacks.
A silent auction raises money for the chamber's visitor information center.
JOYCE — An all-you-can-eat benefit breakfast is planned at the Crescent Bay Lions Club, state Highway 112 and Holly Hill Road, on Sunday.
Breakfasts are planned from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Sunday except holidays until the Sunday before Mother's Day in May.
The cost is $6 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and younger.
The menu includes eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham and sausage or bacon.
Proceeds help Crescent Bay Lions members support Crescent School yearbooks, scholarships for Crescent High School seniors, holiday food baskets, glasses for the needy and other community projects.