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A health care forum, talks on gardening and dances are among this weekend's attractions on the North Olympic Peninsula.
For information about the “Summer of Love” musical opening in Sequim, the Sequim Art Walk and Second Weekend art events 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.
'Sea Change' artist
PORT ANGELES — Mare Tietjen, whose exhibit “Sea Change” is on display through today at the PUB Gallery of Art at Peninsula College, will give a free talk on her work at 11:30 a.m. today.
Tietjen, who lives in Port Townsend, will speak inside the Little Theater adjacent to the PUB Gallery. Both the theater and gallery are open to the public on campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
After Tietjen's talk, art lovers are invited to a reception from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the gallery alongside her exhibit, which features 25 pieces.
“Sea Change” will then close to make way for Irish painter Josie Gray's show, to open Feb. 11.
Bake sale slated
PORT ANGELES — The Answer for Youth will host a bake sale at Swain's General Store, 602 E. First St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The sale will benefit the all-volunteer drop-in center for “at risk” and “street” youths and young adults.
For more information, phone Susan Hillgren at 360-670-4363.
Coin Club to meet
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Coin Club meets at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 5 p.m. Saturday.
The meeting will focus on collecting and evaluating coins and currency.
The public is welcome to attend.
Lincoln Day dinner
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Republicans' Lincoln Day celebration and dinner Saturday is sold out.
Some 136 tickets were sold to the event, said Dick Pilling, county party chairman.
The evening will begin at 5 p.m. at the Elks Naval Lodge, 131 W. First St.
Health care forum
PORT ANGELES — The League of Women Voters of Clallam County will sponsor a community forum in the county commissioners' meeting room at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St. from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The group will look at the impacts of health care mergers on patient access to lawful medical services and information, including reproductive health care, end-of-life care and respect for LGBT people's relationships and medical needs.
Following the presentations by panelists, there will be an opportunity to ask questions or make comments.
For more information, phone Penny Van Vleet at 360-682-0071.
PORT ANGELES — The 90-minute PBS American Masters documentary film about Pete Seeger will be shown in the Carver Room of the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Following the film, attendees can participate in the sharing of their memories of Seeger and the sing-along. The public is welcome to attend.
For more information, phone Darlene Schanfald at 360-681-7565.
SEQUIM — Anyone who loves to dance is invited to wear red and come to Lapis Sky Yoga, 803 Carlsborg Road, for a Chakra Dance from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.
Admission is by donation, and all proceeds will go to the American Heart Association.
Yoga and fitness instructor Cheryl Bell will host the dance and play music from the 1960s and '70s, including the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and Blood, Sweat and Tears. She'll also hand out fliers with information about the energy centers in the body known as chakras, with special attention to the heart chakra and its capabilities.
For more information, phone Bell at 360-461-1709.
SEQUIM — A pruning workshop sponsored by the Olympic Orchard Society and presented by certified arborist Gordon Clark of Clark Horticultural is planned for Saturday.
The free workshop will be held at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 360-683-6684.
Gold rush talk
SEQUIM — Guest speaker Jim Johnson will discuss westward migration during the gold rush at a Clallam County Genealogical Society meeting at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Members and guests are encouraged to arrive early for conversation and refreshments.
The event is free and open to the public.
Johnson is the director of the Heritage Quest Research Library in Sumner.
He has expertise in vital records, Internet research, computer training, newspaper research and Northwest city directories.
Johnson has knowledge of genealogical topics covering Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
As a member and director of the Heritage Quest Research Library, Johnson has traveled to seminars and conferences in the area to provide books for sale through the library.
Library book sale
SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library will hold its monthly book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The sale is in the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Military sites talk
SEQUIM — Local author Nancy McDaniel will present a program focusing on military historical sites at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road.
The program starts at 10 a.m. today.
McDaniel will overview past and active military installations in the 12 counties that surround Puget Sound, including Clallam and Jefferson counties, spanning from the late 1700s to the present.
A retired U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps officer, McDaniel is the author of A Sound Defense: Military Historical Sites of Puget Sound.
She will participate in a book signing following the presentation, and copies of her book will be for sale.
Copies are also available for purchase in advance at the MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St.
Admission for the program, presented by the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, or MAC, is $5 for MAC members and $7 for nonmembers.
Fees support continued MAC programming.
For more information, phone 360-681-2257 or visit www.macsequim.org.
Deaf Coffee House
SEQUIM — The February meeting of the Sequim Deaf Coffee House will be at Sequim Community Church in the Geneva Hall, 960 N. Fifth Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Attendees are asked to bring refreshments to share.
For information about the group, which is not affiliated with the church, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance for fathers
SEQUIM — A Daddy-Daughter Dance will take place at the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, 400 W. Fir St., from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Tickets are available at the Boys & Girls Club; at Dungeness Kids Co., 163 W. Washington St.; or online at http://tinyurl.com/PDN-DaddyDaughterDance.
Fathers, grandfathers and uncles can bring their little girls for a night of dancing, dinner, dessert and raffles.
For more information, phone 360-683-8095 or email email@example.com.
Talk on mason bees
GARDINER — Wild Birds Unlimited, 275953 U.S. Highway 101, will host presentations on orchard mason bees.
The first class is this Saturday, and the second is Saturday, Feb. 15; both are at 9 a.m.
Christie Lassen, co-owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, will give an hourlong family-friendly talk on the benefits of mason bees and how to attract and keep them in gardens.
Mason bees, small black bees native to the United States and Canada, were pollinating native flowers long before colonists introduced honeybees.
Mason bee populations are on the decline, due to the destruction of native plants and the habitat they provide for bees. Pesticides are also a contributing factor, as they kill the pests and the pollinators.
For more information, phone 360-797-7100 to reserve a place, as seating is limited, or visit www.wbu.com.
A contribution of $5 to the Community Education Fund holds a seat for one at the presentation. Proceeds from the talk will go to the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center and Discovery Bay Bird Rescue.
Garden talk slated
PORT TOWNSEND — Craig Cogger will discuss soil testing, fertilization and cover crops, emphasizing vegetable gardening, at a Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation's Yard & Garden Lecture Series talk at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Cogger is a Washington State University crop and soil sciences faculty member.
The talk will be at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.
Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door, pending space availability.
For more information, phone 360-301-2081 or contact Diane Threlkeld at 360-379-1172 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Franklin St., will begin a new series on senior issues in the fellowship hall at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
The series is free and open to the public.
The focus will be on issues facing senior adults and is based on the fall issue of the Yale Divinity School quarterly Reflections, called “The Test of Time: The Art of Aging.”
Topics will include “Who is My Neighbor: Elders Among Us,” “Dementia as a Religious Problem” and “Flunking Retirement.”
For more information on the program series, phone the church office at 360-385-2525 or email Pastor Dennis Hughes at email@example.com.
Piano jazz tonight
PORT LUDLOW — With a cabaret-style concert starring pianist Pam Drews Phillips, the Bay Club will have a Manhattan jazz club feeling at 7:30 p.m. today.
The pianist will bring her specialty, jazz, to the Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. so patrons can enjoy beverages and a Port Ludlow Artists' League art display.
The Port Ludlow Arts Council is host of this evening with Drews Phillips, whose long career includes playing with Ella Fitzgerald and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, and performing in the Gershwin musical “Crazy for You” in New York City.
Tickets to Drews Phillips' concert are $24 at www.PortLudlowArtsCouncil.com or at the Bay Club. To check availability, phone 360-437-2208.
NORDLAND — The Friends of Fort Flagler's third annual dance and fundraiser will be in Fort Flagler State Park's theater building, 10541 Flagler Road, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $15 for couples, and children younger than 13 are admitted free.
Along with 1950s and '60s music, a dance contest, dance lessons and a silent auction are planned, song requests and dedications will be welcome, and beer, wine, sodas and snacks will be available.
All proceeds go directly to support and preserve Fort Flagler historic buildings and trails, and more information can be found by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kate Copeland Trio to play
COYLE — The Kate Copeland Trio will perform at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, 923 Hazel Point Road, for an all-ages concert tonight at 7:30.
Admission is by donation to the performance, part of the “Concerts in the Woods” series.
For more information, phone 360-765-3449 or visit www.coyleconcerts.com.
More about Copeland can be found at www.soundcloud.com/katecopeland.
CLALLAM BAY — The Clallam Bay Library, 16990 state Highway 112, will provide supplies for valentine card-making from Saturday through Friday, Feb. 14.
The event is free and open to the public during regular library hours.
For more information, phone the library at 360-963-2414, email ClallamBay@nols.org or visit www.nols.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.
FORKS — A bingo marathon, “A Knight for a Fight for a Cure,” will kick off the year for Relay For Life at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Bingo will go on until 5 p.m. at the Forks Elks Lodge.
The Forks Relay For Life event will be Aug. 1-2 at the high school track.