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ART, ADVENTURE, BENEFITS, books and how to make vegan soup are among the attractions offered on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
For more on contra dances this weekend and Second Weekend art festivities in downtown Port Angeles, as well as 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.
Coin club meets
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Coin Club will meet at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 5 p.m. Saturday.
The event is open to the public.
Coin club meetings contain information about collecting and evaluating coins and currency.
The club meets the second Saturday of each month.
Fong fundraiser set
PORT ANGELES — A pool tournament and lasagna dinner fundraiser for Port Angeles resident Kevin Fong, who suffered a stroke recently, will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The fundraiser will be at Zak's Tavern, 125 W. Front St.
Lasagna, salad and garlic bread will be served for $5 a plate.
A pool tournament and a Scotch Doubles event are planned.
A prize raffle is also set.
Donations are welcome to cover Fong's medical expenses.
For more information, phone 360-452-7575.
'Adventures on Ice'
PORT ANGELES — Elston and Jackie Hill will open the Port Angeles Adventure Travel Slide Show Series, a benefit for the Peninsula Trails Coalition, with “Adventures on Ice” at 7 p.m. today.
The series is held at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh Ave., each Friday through Jan. 31.
Suggested donation for each event in the series is $5 for adults and teens.
Children 12 and younger are also welcome.
Three icy adventures will be detailed by the Hills, complete with slides.
The first took place due north of the Olympic Peninsula with a trip up the Ice Road on Canada's Mackenzie River.
Up next was a dog sled trip beginning in Qaanaaq, Greenland, with six days and five nights of traveling and camping on ice.
The third adventure was a trip to see harp seals in Bay St. Lawrence in Canada.
Donations will provide for the purchase of tools, equipment and lunches for volunteers who maintain and build the Olympic Discovery Trail and the Adventure Route.
For more information, phone Gunvor Hildal at 360-452-8641 or Gail Hall at 360-808-4223.
More information on the Olympic Discovery Trail can be found at www.olympicdiscoverytrail.com.
YMCA Family Night
PORT ANGELES — The community is invited to the Olympic Peninsula YMCA's free Family Nights, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Friday through May.
The Family Nights are at the YMCA, 302 S. Francis St.
Families can romp in the bounce house, play Wii sports, tumble in the mat room and more.
For more information, phone the YMCA at 360-452-9244.
Walk the waterfront
PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers Volksport Club plans a waterfront walk at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Walkers meet then at the William Shore Memorial Pool, 225 E. Fifth St.
Attendees can pick from routes of just under 4 miles or just under 7 miles.
A carpool will leave the Sequim QFC, 990 E. Washington St., at 8:15 a.m.
The club is looking for new officers.
For more information, phone 360-473-8398 or 360-697-2172.
Auditions for two plays
PORT ANGELES — Auditions for “A Thousands Clowns” and “Olive and the Bitter Herbs” are set at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
More auditions will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Sequim Prairie Grange Hall, 290 Macleay Road west of Sequim.
Audition material will be provided.
The first set of tryouts for “A Thousand Clowns” was Wednesday in Gardiner.
“A Thousand Clowns” will be Readers Theatre Plus' first show in its new venue, the Sequim Prairie Grange Hall.
The play will open Jan. 31 and run two weekends through Feb. 9.
Roles are available for five men, one woman, a boy aged 10 to 14, plus a narrator of either gender.
“Olive and the Bitter Herbs” will take the Sequim Prairie Grange stage March 21-23 and 28-30.
Roles are available for two women, three men and a male or female narrator.
For more about Readers Theatre Plus, phone 360-797-3337 or visit www.ReadersTheatrePlus.com.
PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers' Association will meet at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The group will discuss alternative hive designs.
The meeting is open to the public.
For more information, phone Jev Unick at 360-808-2374 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT ANGELES — Sweet Presences — Dolly, Ernie and Corey Schaber, all of Abbotsford, B.C. — are returning to Bethany Pentecostal Church at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
The concert of Southern and traditional gospel music will be at the church at 508 S. Francis St.
For more information, phone 360-457-1030.
Fill up at Elks breakfast
PORT ANGELES — An all-you-can eat pancake breakfast benefit and membership drive will be hosted by Elks Naval Lodge No. 353, 131 E. First St., from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and made-to-order hashbrowns, biscuits with sausage gravy and pancakes, along with orange juice, coffee and tea, will be on the menu.
The cost is $10 per adult, $8 for seniors and $6 for children 10 and younger.
Proceeds will go to benefit Elks charities and the lodge's operating expenses.
SEQUIM — A luncheon of Filipino foods to raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan relief will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The event is set for the Sequim Masonic Lodge, 700 S. Fifth Ave.
The event is open to the public, and pre-luncheon tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and younger.
Tickets at the door are $12 for adults and $5 for those 10 and younger.
The menu will include adobo, lumpia, pancit, menudo and rice dishes along with traditional desserts prepared by members of the local Filipino community.
“We wanted to do something since there are quite a few Masonic Lodges in the impacted area, and this was a way we could be sure the funds were tracked to get directly to the folks needing the help,” said Bob Clark, a lodge member who is coordinating the event.
For tickets or more information, phone Bob Clark at 360-683-4431 or Julie Juntilla at 360-681-4147.
SEQUIM — John Steinbeck's East of Eden will be discussed at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The program is free and open to the public. Preregistration is not required, and drop-ins are welcome.
Set in the farmland of California's Salinas Valley, the novel follows the entwined destinies of two families — the Trasks and the Hamiltons — whose generations re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the rivalry of Cain and Abel.
Copies of the book are available at the library in multiple formats, including CD audiobook and downloadable e-book.
They can be requested online through the library catalog at www.nols.org.
For more information, visit www.nols.org and click on “Events” and “Sequim,” phone 360-683-1161 or email Sequim@nols.org.
Library book sale
SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library will hold their monthly book sale behind the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The sale will feature how-to art instruction books and military history books.
The group also has received a large donation of woodworking magazines in “excellent condition.”
Magazines are always free and are located in the outside sales area.
Proceeds from the sale fund Sequim Library programs.
SEQUIM — The Clallam County Genealogical Society's will feature Jon Kirshbaum presenting “Tracking Tips” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The free event at Trinity Methodist Church, 100 N. Blake Ave., aims to help attendees research their ancestors.
For more information, phone 360-417-5000.
Audition for play
SEQUIM — Auditions are set for “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” Tom Stoppard's tragicomic play, at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Auditions are at the Olympic Theatre Arts playhouse, 414 N. Sequim Ave.
Colby Thomas will direct the production at OTA from April 18 through May 4.
He has primary roles for six men and two women, plus several smaller parts for women or men.
In “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” the two title characters give their take on Shakespeare's “Hamlet,” from a somewhat bewildered point of view.
For more about the play and the auditions, phone the OTA office at 360-683-7326 or visit www.OlympicTheatreArts.org.
Vegan soup talk
SEQUIM — Certified chef and instructor Pamela Ziemann will present “Hearty Vegan Soups” at Nash's Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Ziemann will demonstrate how to make vegan soup and the benefits of using a pressure cooker for comfort food while adding vegetables.
She is an international speaker known for her “humor, wealth of information and ease of relating to audiences,” organizers said.
She graduated from Living Light Culinary Arts Institute and said she has better health due to changing her food choices.
For more information, phone 360-681-6274 or email email@example.com.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Accordion Social is planned for the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
A $2 admission charge covers room rental.
The featured player is Charlie Brown, and all accordion players and accordion lovers are encouraged to attend.
Old-time fiddle tunes
SEQUIM — District 15 of the Washington Old Time Fiddlers meets Saturday at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.
Member jamming begins at 10:30 a.m.
On-stage performances for the public begin at 1:30 p.m.
A contra dance for the public runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tony Mates is the caller, the Old Time Fiddlers play for the dance.
A $5 donation is asked for those 16 and older. Those younger are free with an accompanying adult.
PORT TOWNSEND — Contributors to the third issue of arts and literature publication IS will read their submissions at the Writers' Workshoppe, 234 Taylor St., at 7 p.m. today.
The reading is free and open to the public.
The latest edition includes original poetry, prose, translations and images from artists who reside or rendezvous in Port Townsend.
Copies may be purchased for $7 at the Writers' Workshoppe.
PORT TOWNSEND — Peninsula Daily News gardening columnist Andrew May will present “Year-Round Bulbs” at the opening lecture of the Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation's 2014 Yard & Garden lecture series at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The series will be at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., each Saturday through Feb. 15.
Lectures are two hours.
Series tickets for all lectures are $45 per person and can be purchased at the Washington State University Jefferson County Extension, Cupola House, 380 Jefferson St.; or at Henery's Garden Center, 406 Benedict St.
Per-lecture tickets are $10 a person and may be purchased at the door if space is available.
May will discuss why the North Olympic Peninsula is probably the best area in the world to grow the five types of bulb-type plants, talk about the types and how to plant and select them for year-round blooms.
For more information, phone 360-301-2081 or visit www.jcmgf.org.
JOYCE — An all-you-can-eat benefit breakfast is planned at the Crescent Bay Lions Club, state Highway 112 and Holly Hill Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.
The cost is $6 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and younger.
Breakfasts are planned at the same time every Sunday morning, except holidays, until the Sunday before Mother's Day in May.
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.