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History and photography are topics of lectures on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
For news of an upcoming performance by the Port Angeles String Quartet, Brian Rohr’s farewell concert in Port Townsend and other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment magazine, in today’s edition.
Also check the calendar of things to do at the PDN’s website, www.peninsuladailynews.com.
YMCA Family Night
PORT ANGELES — The community is invited to the Olympic Peninsula YMCA’s free Family Nights, beginning for the season today.
The family nights run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Friday through May at the YMCA, 302 S. Francis St.
Families can romp in the bounce house, play Wii sports, tumble in the mat room and more.
Free Family Nights are one way the YMCA strives to eliminate barriers to physical activity, said CEO Kyle Cronk.
“We believe that families that play together are happier and have stronger bonds,” he said.
“Not only that, but play may be one of the best ways to get moving and prevent childhood obesity.”
For more information, phone the YMCA at 360-452-9244.
PORT ANGELES — A public open house and farewell reception for Kevin Wiegel is planned at Hartnagel Building Supply, 3111 E. U.S. Highway 101, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
After 17 years as a contractor salesman, Wiegel is leaving the company.
For more information, phone the store at 360-452-8933.
Protest group meets
PORT ANGELES — A meeting of the Stop the Checkpoints group is set for the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
A variety of film clips and videos of immigrant-rights-activist sit-ins, fasts, marches and protests around the country and the world will be screened.
The event is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.
PORT ANGELES — Larry Lang, a retired National Park Service ranger, will talk about the Hudson’s Bay Co. schooner Cadboro and its connection to Clallam County at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The free presentation, which is part of the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales lecture series, will be at First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Seventh St.
Parking and entry to the church’s social hall are on Laurel Street.
Lang will discuss the Cadboro’s possible involvement in the destruction by cannon fire of the native village at New Dungeness in 1828.
The schooner wrecked on the shore 10 miles from there in 1862. Several of the cannons from the wreck were salvaged decades later, only to be lost to history.
Last June, one of the cannons came to light.
Proving the origin of the cannon and the Cadboro’s involvement in Clallam County are the subjects of this presentation.
For more information, phone the Clallam County Historical Society’s office at 360-452-2662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT ANGELES — The Friends of the Port Angeles Library will hold a clearance sale at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St., throughout this month.
All hardcover fiction books are reduced, with funds going toward improvements at the facility.
Raw milk Monday topic
SEQUIM — Raw milk will be the topic of the North Olympic Library System’s third program in its Food for Thought series at the Sequim Library at 6 p.m. Monday.
Ryan and Sarah McCarthey, owners of Dungeness Valley Creamery in Sequim, will discuss “Why Raw Milk?” at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.
The event is free, and pre-registration is not required.
The McCartheys are second-generation farmers and owners of Sequim’s raw milk dairy, Dungeness Valley Creamery.
For more information on this and other upcoming programs, visit www.nols.org and click on “Events,” or contact library manager Lauren Dahlgren at 360-683-1161 or Sequim@nols.org.
SEQUIM — B.J. Paton will talk about the gardens of England and Wales at a meeting of the Sequim Prairie Garden Club at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
The club will meet in the clubhouse at Pioneer Park, 387 E. Washington St.
Guests are welcome.
For more information, phone 360-808-3434.
Faded fisheries talk
PORT TOWNSEND — Dan Magneson, fisheries biologist for the Quilcene National Fish Hatchery, will present “Fascinating Fishes and Faded Fisheries” today.
Magneson’s talk is the first in the Jefferson County Historical Society’s 2014 First Friday Lecture Series.
It will be held in historic City Council chambers, 540 Water St., at 7 p.m.
Admission is by donation, which supports historical society programs.
Magenson will explore historic fisheries, mostly from a commercial aspect, along with current trends in modern fisheries and ongoing restoration efforts involving native species.
The program also will touch on the current state of the world’s fisheries from a global perspective.
“The presentation will encompass a broad range of both freshwater and saltwater species with anecdotes and insights regarding our most interesting fishes,” Magneson said.
PORT TOWNSEND — Professional photographer David Gluckman will discuss photographing birds at a meeting of the Port Townsend Photoclub at 7 p.m. Monday.
The event is free and open to the public at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.
Gluckman will present a general discussion of bird photography with tips for beginning and expert photographers as well as the equipment he uses.
QUILCENE — First Presbyterian Church, 294433 U.S. Highway 101, will open its preschool from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Teacher Viviann Kuehl will welcome students and their families to answer questions and offer sample activities.
The preschool operates from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The first day of class is this Tuesday.
For more information, phone 360-765-4321 or email email@example.com.