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A heart-healthy luncheon, birding tips and play auditions are among the attractions planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
For information about the Coco Montoya blues performance in Port Angeles and other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly magazine included with today’s PDN.
Information also is available in the interactive calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson Healthcare Foundation will host a WellHearts Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today.
February is Heart Health Month, and this event for National Wear Red Day at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., is part of the campaign to educate and raise awareness about the critical issue of heart health for women.
Tickets are $50 and include lunch prepared by Jefferson Healthcare’s executive chef, Arran Stark.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Rosemary Peterson, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Peterson is with Franciscan Heart and Vascular and is a board-certified cardiologist who has a special interest in women’s heart disease, cardiac rehabilitation and general invasive cardiology.
Dr. Todd Carlson of Jefferson Healthcare Primary Care Clinic and board-certified family medicine physician will be the guest speaker and emcee for the luncheon.
To purchase tickets, contact Kate Burke at email@example.com or call 360-385-2200, ext. 2014.
PORT TOWNSEND — Geology professor Ralph Dawes will present “Assembling the Pacific Northwest,” an illustrated lecture that starts at 4 p.m. Saturday at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., Port Townsend.
The presentation is free and open to the public, although an optional donation of $5 would be appreciated to defray expenses, according to the Jefferson Land Trust Geology Group, which is hosting the lecture.
Dawes will take listeners back 200 million years, when the West Coast was located at Spokane, at the edge of the “craton” — the old part of the continent.
He will discuss how the rest of the Pacific Northwest land mass formed.
For more information, visit the Jefferson Land Trust Geology Group’s website at www.quimpergeology.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — “Humility” will be the topic for Conversation Cafe today.
Conversation Cafe meets at 11:45 a.m. every Friday at Alchemy Restaurant at Taylor and Washington streets.
Buying food is not required.
The gatherings conclude before 1:30 p.m., and all are welcome.
Museum art walk
PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson Museum of Art & History will be open for Art Walk from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Jefferson Museum of Art & History is located at 540 Water St.
The art exhibit is “Tom Jay: Artist & Artisan,” a major exhibition of more than 30 sculptures by Tom Jay and former clients of Riverdog Foundry, including Tony Angell, Hilda Morris, Philip Levine, Marvin Herard, Sara Mall Johani and David Eisenhour, with photographs by Mary Randlett.
This is the last Art Walk featuring the Tom Jay exhibit, which closes Feb. 15.
PORT TOWNSEND — Mountain View Pool will offer discount swims for $2 today and Sunday.
Today’s swim is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Sunday afternoon swim will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The entire pool at 1919 Blaine St. will be dedicated to play. Noodles and other float toys will be available.
There will be no lap lanes. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.
For information, contact 360-385-7665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — Better Living Through Coffee will host an evening of storytelling, music, spoken word and fairy tales, including an open-mic segment from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The coffee house is located at 100 Tyler St.
For information, call 360-385-3388 or go to www.bltcoffee.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host the next installment of its Winter Wanderlust series at 7 p.m. today.
This week’s presentation at QUUF, 2333 San Juan Ave., will be about touring Dublin and eastern Ireland.
For information, email email@example.com or go to www.wanderlustadventures.net.
Yard and garden
PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Master Garden Foundation will host the next part of its Yard & Garden Lecture Series at the Port Townsend Community Center at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Janine Anderson will present “Southern Hemisphere Beauties for the Pacific NW.”
Tickets are $12 for each session, held Saturdays through Feb. 13 at the community center, located at 620 Tyler St.
Washington State University Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.
For tickets and information, call 360-301-2081.
Park work party
PORT TOWNSEND — Volunteers will pull scotch broom and pick up garbage at Kah Tai Nature Lagoon Park from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Tools and garbage bags will be provided, as well as drinks and snacks.
Volunteers will park in the lot near the bathrooms and walk the Loop Trail to the new bench near Chase Bank. They should look for a white pickup truck and a green volunteer sign.
For more information, contact Rosemary Sikes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-385-0307.
PORT TOWNSEND — Olympic UFO will meet at the Quaker Meeting House from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The meeting house is at 1841 Sheridan St.
A video of Thom Powell’s presentation at the 2015 Bigfoot Summit in Ocean Shores will be shown.
A separate group for experiencers (those who suspect they might have experienced a close encounter) will follow the main meeting at a different location.
For more information, phone 360-344-2991 or email email@example.com.
National Sew Day
PORT TOWNSEND — Quilts of Valor National Sew Day will be held at the American Legion Post 26, 209 Monroe St., from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Quilts of Valor Foundation makes quilts for veterans and service members touched by war.
Volunteer sewers can bring a sewing machine if they want to.
Patterns and fabric will be provided.
Soup and salad will be served for lunch.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 360-316-9798.
PORT HADLOCK — The Friends of Chimacum Creek will host a cleanup party at Irondale Beach County Park from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.
Volunteers will meet at the parking lot at Irondale Beach County Park, 562 Moore St.
They are asked to bring garbage bags and wear garden gloves.
For information, email Susie Learned at email@example.com.
SEQUIM — The Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet at the Sequim Library from 10 a.m. to noon today.
The topic for the free discussion at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave. is “How to Prevent an Iranian Bomb: The Case for Deterrence.”
New members are welcome.
The suggested background reading is the article “How to Prevent an Iranian Bomb” from the November/December issue of Foreign Affairs, published by the Council on Foreign Relations.
For more information and a schedule of future meetings, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 360-683-9622 or visit http://tinyurl.com/pdn-greatdecisions.
SEQUIM — Peninsula Nurseries will host an Olympic Orchard Society pruning workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
The class at the nursery at 1060 Sequim-Dungeness Way is free and open to the public.
The workshop is conducted by society member Gordon Clark of Clark Horticultural.
Following the workshop, participants will adjourn to the home of Tom Sutton, 3179 Old Olympic Highway, for an orchard pruning demonstration.
For more information, contact Marilyn Couture at email@example.com or 360-681-3036.
SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop will feature a collection of vintage Hall teapots and dishware Saturday.
The shop at 204 W. Bell St. will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The collectible Hall dishware is in mint condition, shop volunteers said.
Also available will be clothing, furniture, books, puzzles, jewelry and handbags.
Consignors and new volunteers are always needed.
The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild donates thrift shop proceeds to health care providers and first responders.
For more information, phone 360-683-7044.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Library will show “Charlotte’s Web,” a film based on the children’s novel by E.B. White, at 2 p.m. Saturday.
This G-rated film at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave. is part of the Family Flicks movie series, offered on the first Saturday of every month through April.
Family Flicks provides family entertainment, popcorn and movie trivia for free.
Upcoming films in the first Saturday series include “Up” in March and “Minions” in April.
For more information, phone the library at 360-683-1161, visit www.nols.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEQUIM — The fifth session of Backyard Birding, “Nesting,” is set from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The class, which will be presented by Ken Wiersema, will be at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.
There is a $5 fee for each class for those 18 and older.
After five sessions are attended, a free one-year membership in the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society will be offered to participants.
On Saturday, attendees can learn about bird nests, how and where birds nest, the care and maintenance of nests, and nesting boxes.
The class also will teach how to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, a national annual census of bird populations set Feb. 12-15.
Following a short field trip to tally birds in Railroad Bridge Park, attendees can learn how to enter data in the bird count computer database.
Remaining classes in Backyard Birding are March 5, “Migration”; April 9, “Spring Landscaping for Birds”; May 14, “Spring Sounds”; and June 11, “Out of the Nest.”
For more information, visit www.olympicpeninsulaaudubon.org.
School walking tours
SEQUIM — A guided walking tour of the Sequim School District campuses that would be affected by the proposed school bond are offered at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The tour begins in the school district boardroom, 503 N. Sequim Ave., and will take about 90 minutes.
For more information, phone Patsene Dashiell at 360-582-3264.
Art reception, dance
SEQUIM — The Gallery at the Fifth will host an art reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
A dance is planned from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with the Cat’s Meow Band at the gallery at 500 W. Hendrickson Road.
For information, call Leslie Miller at 360-683-3345.
Y family night
PORT ANGELES — The community is invited to the Y’s free Family Night at the Olympic Peninsula YMCA from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.
The Family Nights are offered on the first Friday of every month through May at 302 S. Francis St.
For more information, email email@example.com or phone 452-9244.
PORT ANGELES — The history of the Dungeness Lighthouse will be presented at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales presentation at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Chad Kaiser, general manager of the New Dungeness Light Station Association, will present the free program at First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Seventh St.
Parking and entry to the church’s social hall are on Laurel Street.
For more information, phone the historical society’s office at 360-452-2662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Community Playhouse will hold tryouts for “Noises Off,” by Michael Frayn and directed by Mark Lorentzen, at 7 p.m. today and Saturday.
Callbacks will be Sunday at the playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Five men and four women of various ages are needed.
The play will be staged April 29 to May 15 on Friday, Saturday and Tuesday nights and Sunday afternoons.
Rehearsals will begin in mid-February.
Copies of the play are available at Port Angeles and Sequim libraries.
For more information, phone Lorentzen at 775-232-3031.
PORT ANGELES — Teaching and travel experiences from South Korea and northeast Thailand will be the focus of the final presentation in the Port Angeles Adventure Series at 7 p.m. today.
Sabrina Scruggs and Janet Nickolaus will talk about their experiences teaching English in Southeast Asia at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center at 328 E. Seventh St.
A donation of $5 is suggested for this final presentation in the Port Angeles Adventure Series.
For information, contact Janet Nickolaus at 360-513-1013 or email email@example.com.
PORT ANGELES — The Juan de Fuca Marine Mammal Stranding Network will hold volunteer training from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The free training will be at the Feiro Marine Life Center at 315 N. Lincoln St.
Volunteers will be taught to respond to marine mammal strandings in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and provide educational outreach.
This will be a hands-on workshop with different identification activities.
For information, call 360-808-4984 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fish on the Fence
PORT ANGELES — Marine debris art created by children with help from instructor Sarah Tucker will be featured at the Feiro Fish on the Fence Gala tonight at the Elks Naval Lodge.
Ticket sales have closed for the gala at the lodge, 131 E. First St.
The gala is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the center.
The guest speaker will be Michael Bogan, a Port Angeles High School graduate and assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz.
Mark and Kathy Feiro will present the first Feiro Family Scholarship Award to Elliott Soelter, a Port Angeles High School senior.
Tinfoil salmon created by third- and fifth-grade students at Jefferson Elementary School will be on display at the gala.
Work has been created from marine debris collected by CoastSavers volunteers and the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.
The art was created by the Marine Debris Art Club at the Camp Fire clubhouse in Port Angeles.
For more information, visit www.feiromarinelifecenter.org/FOTF.
JOYCE — The Crescent Bay Lions Club will host a benefit breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.
Breakfasts are held every Sunday through May 8 at the club on state Highway 112 and Holly Hill Road.
The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.
The menu includes eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham, sausage, bacon and coffee.
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.
PTO bake sale
FORKS — The Forks Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization will host a bake sale at Forks Outfitters from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Forks Outfitters is located at 950 S. Forks Ave.
All funds will be used to support the PTO, which allocates them to student activities and needs.