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Hats from the past, rocking for veterans, gardening talks, history lectures and a presentation on the idea of “ignorant certainty” are among this weekend’s attractions on the North Olympic Peninsula.
For information about the annual Snowgrass festival and the young artist competitions, 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.
Diver to speak
PORT ANGELES — Hal Everett, a diver and photographer, will speak and show photos on “The World Underwater” at the senior center, 328 E. Seventh St., at 7 p.m. tonight.
He will show a series of underwater photographs and short videos taken from northern Canada to southern Tasmania, and share stories on the challenges facing the underwater world.
His presentation is the third for the Adventure Travel Series, a fundraiser for the Peninsula Trails Coalition.
On Jan. 31, the fourth and final presentation will be Dow Lambert’s slide show on “Photo-birding” on the North Olympic Peninsula.
For more information, email Gunvor Hildal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT ANGELES — Kokopelli Grill, 203 E. Front St., has completed remodeling and is reopening for lunch at 11 a.m. today.
The restaurant will offer 10 percent off all food all weekend.
The grill is returning to its winter hours: from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Turkish movie, talk
PORT ANGELES — Istanbul-born filmmaker Pelin Esmer will host a screening of her prize-winning dramatic feature, “Watchtower,” tonight at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Admission is free to the 7 p.m. screening in Maier Performance Hall, on the southeastern side of campus. Afterward, Esmer and film professor Bruce Hattendorf will invite moviegoers to stay for a conversation. For more details, see www.PenCol.edu.
Hats for Heritage set
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Historical Society will present Hats for Heritage, a luncheon and “fashion show with a past” fundraiser, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Naval Lodge, 131 E. First St.
Tickets, $20 for historical society and Elks members and $25 for nonmembers, must be purchased in advance at the Elks Lodge or the historical society office at 933 W. Ninth St.
In the show, historical society volunteers will wear stylish hats from the 1880s through the 1960s.
Attendees will learn about the hats and what was taking place nationally and locally when they were popular.
Hats on display will include the tarantula eyelash, chicken and lampshade hats, among others.
Event sponsors are First Federal and Jim’s Pharmacy, and silent auction items have been donated by Baby Grand, Aramark/Lake Crescent Lodge, Kokopelli Grill and by private individuals. A photo from the society’s collection is courtesy of PixelPerfect and Karon’s Frame Shop.
All those attending are encouraged to wear hats.
Mural unveiling set
PORT ANGELES —Unveiling of the Rainbow Bridge mural, the focal point of the Peninsula Friends of Animals Memorial Wall, is at 1 p.m. today.
The event, which is open to the public, will be at the Safe Haven shelter, 257509 U.S. Highway 101.
Memorial tiles are available by phoning Safe Haven at 360-452-0414 or email@example.com
Rocking for vets
PORT ANGELES — Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary No. 1024 will hold a “Rock-A-Thon” benefit at the Veterans Center, 216 S. Francis St., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The volunteers will take pledges for the time they spend in rocking chairs, offer books and baked goods for sale and take pet food donations.
Proceeds from the rocking chair event and the bake sale will go to the auxiliary.
Proceeds from the book sale and pet food donations will go to Voices for Veterans, a relief fund for military families in the area and auxiliary sisters in need.
The auxiliary also will offer a small petting zoo for children.
For more information, phone Venay Money at 360-670-9950 or Pat Foster at 360-683-6519.
PORT ANGELES — The Jimmy Hoffman Band will play dance-friendly rock and country music at the Eagles Aerie 483, 2843 E. Myrtle St. just off U.S. Highway 101, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is $7 to this nonprofit dance, the first of what organizers Darlene and Michael Clemens hope will be a twice-monthly event on the Eagles’ “floating” dance floor.
For information, see the “Let’s Go Dancing Clallam County” page on Facebook.
Roller derby classes
PORT ANGELES — A prospect recruitment training and education series by the Port Scandalous Roller Derby team will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The 10-week program of Saturday classes will be at the Olympic Peninsula YMCA, 302 S. Francis St.
The fee is $50 for the full program of classes to end April 5.
The classes will teach attendees about becoming skaters or officials.
The program is open to female skaters 18 and older and male or female officials (on or off skates) 16 and older.
Attendees should bring their own gear, but some gear will be available to borrow.
Cost is $50 for the ten-week program.
For more information or to register, email PortScandalousRollerDerby@gmail.com or visit www.PortScandalous.com.
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will offer a class, “I Know Nothing About Genealogy,” during its open house at the research center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
A donation of $5 is requested from nonmembers for the class, which starts at 1 p.m. There is no charge for members. Reservations are requested.
For more information, phone the center at 360-417-5000 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.
PORT ANGELES — A first-time home-buyers class will be held at Clallam Transit, 830 W. Lauridsen Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The class is free, but those interested must make reservations.
Information from the state Housing Finance Commission on down-payment assistance and the home-buying process will be covered.
Attendees will earn a certificate to make them eligible through the commission for down-payment assistance.
Topics will include steps in the home-buying process, owning vs. renting, how much home a buyer can afford, strategies for making the best purchase and reasons to use a real estate professional.
To reserve a seat, phone Sandra Fangen of Crystal Properties at 360-457-2838.
College Goal Sunday
PORT ANGELES — College Goal Sunday, a free event for students and parents interested in federal financial aid and scholarship opportunities, is set for Sunday at Peninsula College.
The event will be held in Keegan Hall (Building M), 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Those who want to attend two- or four-year colleges can get information about the application process and funding.
Help will be given for submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, form and information about scholarships, general financial aid or basic budgeting skills will be provided.
Those needing FAFSA assistance should bring their Social Security numbers and driver’s licenses.
Students 23 or younger should bring their 2013 income data (W-2s or a pay stub and/or 2013 tax return) along with a parent’s or guardian’s 2013 income data. Those 24 or older should bring their own 2013 income information.
For details, phone 360-417-6359.
‘Corvids in Winter’
SEQUIM — “Corvids in Winter” will be presented at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road in Railroad Bridge Park, at 10 a.m. Saturday.
In this lecture, Ken Wiersema will talk about crows and ravens. A local, off-site field trip will follow.
Admission is $10 for adults and free for youths younger than 18, and the class is for all ages and birding backgrounds.
Registration is required through the river center, www.DungenessRiverCenter.org or 360-681-4076.
Free fitness class
SEQUIM — Aspire Academy is offering free fitness classes at 160 Harrison Road off U.S. Highway 101 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday.
A class in PiYo strength training will start at 8 a.m.
The “Booty Barre” workout at the ballet barre, as well as a separate Zumba class, will start at 9 a.m.
For more information, contact Robin Keehn at 360-681-3979 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.AspireAcademy.us.
SEQUIM — Ron Ulbrich of Dynon Avionics will present “Making the Transition to Glass Panel” at a meeting of Chapter 430 of the Experimental Aviation Association at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will be at Hangar 15 at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane.
Dynon Avionics designs, manufactures and distributes a line of glass cockpit avionics.
Annual MAC meeting
SEQUIM — The annual membership meeting of the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road.
All current and life members, as well as those who join or renew at the door, are invited.
SEQUIM — Sequim Wrestling Boosters will hold a raffle during the All-Comers Tournament at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave., on Saturday.
Tickets are available at the event, which begins at 9 a.m.
PORT TOWNSEND — Alfredo Quarto will present a talk titled “Mangroves: The Vanishing Rainforests of the Sea” at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., at 7 tonight.
Quarto serves as executive director and co-founder of the Mangrove Action Project, a nonprofit group that works to conserve and restore mangrove forests around the globe.
Admission is by donation.
His presentation will take viewers on a journey through the verdant mangrove forests of the tropics and subtropics, from Latin America to Southeast Asia and from South Asia to Africa.
Mangrove forests are one of the most biodiverse and productive wetland ecosystems on Earth, according to Quarto; they are an important line of defense against climate change, as they sequester and store more carbon than any other plant species.
For more information, visit www.mangroveactionproject.org.
Art in the Muslim world
PORT HADLOCK — Turkish filmmaker Pelin Esmer will discuss the experiences of female artists working in the Muslim world, in a free talk Saturday. Esmer, an award-winning director from Istanbul, will speak at 2 p.m. at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave. For details see www.JCLibrary.info.
PORT TOWNSEND — Two Buddhist nuns, Ayya Santussika and Sumedha Samaneri, will talk about the history of women in monasticism at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Ave., today and Saturday.
Today’s talk will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday’s presentation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Admission is free to the public.
To RSVP, phone 360-379-0258 or email email@example.com, and for more information, visit www.facebook.com/bhikkunis.
PORT TOWNSEND — Retired ecologist Fred Weinmann will present “Wild Plants of the Rain Shadow” and gardener-landscaper Ron Sikes will present “Native Plants & the Birds They Attract” at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The two talks are part of the Jefferson County Master Gardener Yard & Garden Lecture Series at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.
Series tickets at $45 per person may still be purchased at the door Saturday, while tickets for this lecture only are $10 and may be purchased at the door if space is available.
Weinmann is working with the Native Plant Society to protect and restore native plants near the Ford Worden State Park beach while Sikes works with the local Audubon chapter to improve wildlife habitat at Kah Tai Lagoon in Port Townsend.
For more information, phone 360-301-2081.
PORT TOWNSEND — A 5K and 10K walk by Olympic Peninsula Explorers through Port Townsend to view historical homes and buildings will be at 9:15 a.m. Saturday.
The walk departs from the Subway restaurant, 1300 Water St., across the street from the ferry terminal entrance.
The difficulty of the walk is rated 2B for the 5K and 3B for the 10K participants.
To carpool from Sequim, meet at the coffee station in the QFC supermarket, 990-B E. Washington St., at 8 a.m.
A meeting after the walk will be at the Belmont Restaurant, 925 Water St., at noon.
For more information about the walk, phone George Christensen at 360-697-2172 or Frances Johnson at 360-385-5861, and for information about carpooling, phone Janet Lenfant at 360-681-5405.
PORT TOWNSEND — Turkish filmmaker Pelin Esmer’s award-winning feature, “Watchtower,” will screen at the Rose Theatre at noon this Sunday. Admission is free to the movie at the Rose, 235 Taylor St.
PORT TOWNSEND — A professor and author will discuss “ignorant certainty” at 3 p.m. Sunday.
University of Washington professor emeritus Philip Hansten’s lecture will be the first program in the Clemente Eclectic Lectures series in the Port Townsend High School auditorium, 1500 Van Ness St.
General admission at the door is $15, but for low-income patrons, admission is by donation. Proceeds will benefit the Jefferson Clemente Course in the Humanities, a program offering college courses to low-income students.
Hansten is the author of Premature Factulation: The Ignorance of Certainty and the Ghost of Montaigne.
He will discuss the way humans tend to come to a conclusion first — then look for evidence to support their belief — in a behavior called “ignorant certainty.” He’ll also talk about how to recognize and avoid this.
For more about the Clemente series, which will bring speakers to Port Townsend once a month through May, visit www.JeffersonClemente.org or phone 360-732-0007.
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.
Garden club tea
FORKS — The Bogachiel Garden Club will present its annual tea from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The tea will be at St. Anne’s Church and Parish Hall at 531 Fifth Ave.
Tickets are $8, and the theme for this year’s tea is “Revamp, Restore, Reuse.”
The guest speaker is Karen Chapman, author of Living Foliage.
For more information, phone Linda Wells at 360-374-2437.
Beauty and beast
FORKS — “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast” will be performed by 50 Forks students and two Missoula Children’s Theatre actors at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
The performances will be in the Forks High School Commons, 261 Spartan Ave.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 3-18 and free for those 3 and younger.
The event is sponsored by the Forks Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization and made possible by a grant from the Forks Lions Club.