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Dances and “gorilla grams” will celebrate Valentine's Day while yoga, gardening and art shows are offered this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.
For information about “Return to the Forbidden Planet (The Lost Shakespeare Musical)” at Peninsula College and a sampling of Valentine's Day weekend dances and performances, 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.
Climate change film
PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College will show “Chasing Ice” in the Maier Performance Hall, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 7 p.m. tonight.
Admission to the film is $5 for general admission and free to students with ID.
The documentary, directed by Jeff Orlowski and filmed by photographer James Balog, tells the story of one man's mission to change history by gathering evidence of climate change.
Using time-lapse cameras, Balog's videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear.
For more information, email Sean Gomez at email@example.com.
'Exotic Terrane' talk
PORT ANGELES — Artists exhibiting work in “Exotic Terrane,” which opened Thursday at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, will speak about their art prior to a reception today.
Seattleites Kristin Schimik and Carol Gouthro and Bellingham printmaker-painter Sheila Sondik will give a free presentation at 4 p.m. and stay for a reception, free and open to the public, at 4:30 p.m. at the center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
“Exotic Terrane” will stay on display through March 30 at the fine arts center, which is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
For information, visit www.PAFAC.org or phone 360-457-3532.
Teen Night at pool
PORT ANGELES — Teen Night at the William Shore Memorial Pool, 225 E. Fifth St., will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $3.25 for the event for 12- to 19-year-olds.
For more information on the pool, visit www.williamshorepool.org.
Pancake breakfast set
PORT ANGELES — The Elks Naval Lodge, 131 E. First St., will hold its monthly pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
The cost is $10 for adults, $8.50 for seniors and $6 for children 10 and younger.
The menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, pastries, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns and made-to-order pancakes.
PORT ANGELES — “From the Land of Ghosts & Shadows” continues at the PUB Gallery at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Admission is free to this public exhibition of original paintings by Josie Gray, who lives most of the year in Lough Arrow in Ireland's County Sligo.
The show will be on exhibit through March 14.
The gallery beside the Little Theater in the college's J Building is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
SEQUIM — “Summer of Love,” the musical featuring songs from the late 1960s and early '70s, is on the stage at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., this weekend.
Curtain time for this story of life in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Shows will be at the same times Feb. 22-23.
Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for OTA members and active-duty military and spouses, and $10 for youths 16 and younger.
For information, visit www.OlympicTheatreArts.org or phone the box office at 360-683-7326.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange will serve a Valentine's Day spaghetti dinner at the Grange Hall, 290 Macleay Road, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.
The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 10.
Proceeds will be used for grange activities.
For more information, phone 360-681-4189.
Cemeteries in focus
SEQUIM — North Olympic Peninsula cemeteries are the topic of a photographically illustrated history program by Museum & Arts Center Executive Director DJ Bassett at 10 a.m. today.
The program will be at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road.
Admission is $5 for MAC members and $7 for nonmembers, and payable at the door.
In addition to an overview of some of the cemeteries on the Olympic Peninsula, with primary focus on those in Clallam County, Bassett will discuss cemetery etiquette and ethics, photographic equipment and techniques, and genealogical research.
“Cemeteries are often thought of as being for the dead. I believe that they are for the living,” Bassett said.
“The beauty of all cemeteries, whether they are very nicely groomed and well taken care of or long-forgotten and overgrown, has drawn my interest and attention.”
For more information, phone 360-681-2257 or visit www.macsequim.org.
Live country dance
SEQUIM — A classic country music show and dance is set at the Sequim Veteran of Foreign Wars hall at 169 E. Washington St. from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Music will be provided by Silver and Gold.
The public is invited to the no-cover event.
For more information, phone 360-683-9546.
EAA talk Saturday
SEQUIM — Experimental Aircraft Association 430 will meet at Hangar 15 at Sequim Valley Airport at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Speaker and photographer Dave Woodcock will show his aerial photos taken while flying his Husky over the Canadian Northwest Territories and the adjacent parts of the Alaska coastline.
Thrift shop open
SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild's Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Warm clothing for women, men and children will be on sale along with furniture, household items, kitchen accessories and jewelry.
Volunteers and consignors are always needed.
For more information, phone 360-683-7044.
Pet food demo set
SEQUIM — A Stella & Chewy's-brand pet food demonstration for cats and dogs is planned at Best Friend Nutrition, 680 W. Washington St., Suite B-102, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Stella & Chewy's offers frozen raw and raw freeze dried formulas as well as freeze dried treats for dogs and cats.
Dog owners are invited to bring their leashed dogs to the event.
For more information about Stella & Chewy's, visit www.stellaandchewys.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — A Valentine's Fusion Ball is set at the Madrona MindBody Institute, 200 Battery Way in Fort Worden State Park, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight.
The cost is $12.
Zipper Dance founder James Schaberg will start the night off with a class that introduces improvisational partner dancing.
For more information, phone Nelia Swayze at 360-344-4475, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://tinyurl.com/pdn-fusionball.
PT ukulele group
PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite! will meet at Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Free lessons, group playing and loaner ukuleles are part of the get-together.
More information is available by emailing email@example.com.
Yoga class on tap
PORT TOWNSEND — Five yoga teachers at Madrona MindBody Institute, 200 Battery Way, will host “Yoga from the Heart” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Harpist Paula Lalish will perform
All are welcome at this “all-levels” class.
A donation of $15 is suggested.
The event benefits the Fund for Women and Girls, a field of interest under the Jefferson County Community Foundation.
For information, phone Terry Wagner at 360-821-8363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garden series set
PORT TOWNSEND — “What Is Killing My Tree?” will be presented at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The lecture, part of the Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation's Yard & Garden series, will be at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.
Marianne Elliot, Washington State University plant pathologist, will discuss common diseases of woody plants and how to identify certain ailments in trees.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door pending space availability.
For more information, phone 360-301-2081.
Dance and potluck
PORT TOWNSEND — An English country dance and potluck will be presented at the RoseWind Common House, 3131 Haines St., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Nan Evans will teach dancing, and the Rosewind Country Dance Band will provide music.
No street shoes are allowed; dance shoes or slippers are acceptable.
A potluck dinner follows the dance, and a $5 donation is suggested.
For more information, email Dan Post at email@example.com.
No Boundaries 2014
PORT TOWNSEND — A gallery showing of art by people with disabilities, which opened Wednesday, continues at Pippa's Real Tea, 636 Water St.
The show, No Boundaries 2014, is on display until March 14 at the Port Townsend business, which is open Wednesdays through Sundays.
This is the 22nd annual version of the traveling exhibit and the first time it has appeared in Port Townsend.
Of the 28 participating artists, two of them — Rachel Canover and Craig Rogers — live in Port Townsend.
The show is on display until March 14.
CHIMACUM — Author Sheila Bender will speak at a meeting of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
The free lecture will be at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.
Bender will offer tips on writing family stories.
She is the author of several books.
For more information, phone the genealogical society office at 360-385-9495, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wajcgs.org.
Fiddle demo slated
CHIMACUM — Thea Foss No. 45 Daughters of Norway will host a demonstration, “The Hardanger Fiddle,” at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The event at 10 West Valley Road will focus on the history of the fiddle.
Deb Collins of Olympia will speak.
For more information, phone 360-379-1802.
CLALLAM BAY — The Clallam Bay Library, 16990 state Highway 112, will host a Valentine's Day fundraising event, “After Hours @ the Library,” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight.
Admission is free, but a $5 donation per person is suggested.
Guests will watch a local version of “The Not-So-Newlywed Game,” discover new reading material with “Blind Date With a Book” and participate in a Chinese auction featuring donations from area merchants.
The Clallam Bay Friends of the Library will provide refreshments, including chocolate and other treats.
Proceeds from the event will help support youth programs at the library.
For more information, phone the Clallam Bay branch at 360-963-2414, email ClallamBay@nols.org or visit www.nols.org.
FORKS — The Forks version of “The Newlywed Game” is set for Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road.
Tickets were sold out by Wednesday for the evening, which includes a three-course prime rib dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by “The Newlywed Game” at 8 p.m.
The four couples competing are Darel and Dora Maxfield, Josh and Tabitha Reyes, Robert and Sarah Warner, and Larry and Tawnia Scroggins.
Organizers tout the event as “great way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetie.”
Health care help
FORKS — The Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave., will present a seminar on the Affordable Care Act at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Representatives from Forks Community Hospital will speak about the Affordable Care Act, answer questions and assist people in signing up for health insurance.
A spokesperson from Sterling Savings Bank also will be available to provide information about options for making health insurance premium payments.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, phone the Forks branch at 360-374-6402, email Forks@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.