WEEKEND: Bike ride, dances in Port Townsend to raise donations today for Dove House

Peninsula Daily News

NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, Feb. 14.

PORT TOWNSEND — Today's second annual Port Townsend Rising will gather donations for Dove House while calling attention to violence against women.

Events are planned from noon to 4 p.m., when it culminates in a community dance at Haller Fountain.

Throughout all events, donations will be taken for Dove House, a resource center for domestic violence in Port Townsend.

At noon, a dance is planned at Madrona MindBody at 200 Battery Way in Fort Worden State Park.

A discussion will follow at 1:30 p.m.

At 2 p.m., “Ride for Justice” will start at the ReCyclery, 1925 Blaine St.

The ride will cover 4.3 miles at a leisurely pace and last less than an hour.

Riders will meet at the Re-Cyclery in pink, red or black clothing with a ready-to-ride bike.

For more information, visit www.ptrecyclery.org.

Dance at the fountain

At 4 p.m. at Haller Fountain, two choreographed dances are planned.

This includes live DJ beats from Silace Amaro, a special percussion performance from Rhythm Planet and an interactive performance from the Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble.

About 100 people have attended three rehearsals for the songs “Break the Chain” and “U R the Answer,” but rehearsal attendance is not a prerequisite for participation.

Potential dancers can study the moves through a video on the Madrona website, www.madronamindbody.com, or they can just show up.

Dove House Advocacy Services provides confidential crisis intervention and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

For information on Dove House, which is located at 1045 10th St., phone 360-385-5291 or visit www.dovehousejc.org.

Last modified: February 13. 2014 7:39PM
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