WEEKEND: Other events on North Olympic Peninsula

Peninsula Daily News

NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, Feb. 21.

A regatta in Port Townsend, a fundraiser for Kids' Fishing Day and roller derby bingo in Port Angeles are among the attractions offered this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For information about a Pete Seeger hootenanny, a concert to benefit the Port Angeles Symphony, 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.


Cheap Night at pool

PORT TOWNSEND — Fridays are Cheap Night at Mountain View Pool, where everyone swims for $2 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The entire city-owned pool at 1919 Blaine St. will be dedicated to play with noodles, rings and other floating toys.

Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.

For more information, visit www.cityofpt.us/pool.htm, phone 360-385-7665 or email ascalf@cityofpt.us.

Scottish highlands

PORT TOWNSEND — Winter Wanderlust will highlight a tour of the highlands of Scotland and the Orkney Islands at 7 tonight.

The talk by Ron Strange will be at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

Admission is $7 for adults. Youths younger than 18 are admitted free.

Strange sought out Neolithic habitation sites and discovered a chapel rumored to contain the Holy Grail.

For more information, visit www.wanderlustadventures.net.

Sailboat regatta

PORT TOWNSEND — The 2014 sailboat racing season opens with the Port Townsend Shipwrights' Regatta at noon Saturday.

The race is on Port Townsend Bay.

Registration forms are available upstairs at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.

The race is also open to people who would like to try sailboat racing but do not have a boat.

Nonboat owners are encouraged to show up at 9 a.m. for the skippers' meeting and connect with skippers looking for crew on race day.

Last-minute registrations will be accepted between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. the day of the race.

An awards ceremony will follow the race.

For more information, phone Catherine Leporati at 360-385-3628, ext. 104, or visit www.nwmaritime.org.

Tree-planting set

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson Land Trust and the North Olympic Salmon Coalition will host community tree-planting at the Snow Creek Uncas Preserve from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Volunteers will help reintroduce spruce, cedar and other trees to the preserve, which is along West Uncas Road and U.S. Highway 101.

Parking is not available at the preserve. Shuttle service will be provided from the Discovery Bay store, 282332 U.S. Highway 101, between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., noon and 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Gloves, shovels, water and snacks will be provided.

For more information, phone Carrie Clendaniel at 360-379-9501, email cclendaniel@saveland.org or visit http://tinyurl.com/PDN-LandTrustEvent.

Grange dance

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., will host a dance with caller Tim Jenkins from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Jenkins will return from Wisconsin to call traditional squares and related dance forms while the From-ers will provide music for the family-friendly event.

The From-ers include Scott Marckx on fiddle, Jeanie Murphy on banjo and Chris Cooper on guitar. Band members currently live in Port Townsend.

All dances will be taught; experience, partners or specific attire are not necessary.

The cost is $5 for adults, and children younger than 16 are admitted free.

For more information, phone Dave Thielk at 360-385-3308 or visit www.ptcommunitydance.com.

What girls need

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Community Foundation continues conversations at the Boiler Room, 711 Water St., at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Women and girls are invited to share ideas of what they see as their needs in Jefferson County.

For more information, contact Debbi Steele at 360-379-2949 or deborahksteele@gmail.com.

Red Cross course

PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Peninsula chapter of the American Red Cross will offer a CPR/first-aid course from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The $90 class will be at Mountain View Commons, 1925 Blaine St., Suite 106.

Pre-registration is required.

Course materials are available in digital format free of charge or may be purchased in print form.

Those who finish the course will be certified for two years.

Digital refreshers will be available.

To register for either class, phone 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcross.org.

For more information about the Red Cross and its local activities, phone the Carlsborg office at 360-457-7933 or the Port Townsend office at 360-385-2737.

Kah Tai cleanup

PORT TOWNSEND — Volunteers are invited to attend a work party for the Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park on San Juan Avenue between 9 a.m. and noon Sunday.

Workers will pot plants for fall planting at Debbie Jahnke's house, 716 14th St. They also will pull scotch broom and pick up garbage at Kah Tai.

Parking is at Jahnke's house for potting or at the parking lot near the bathrooms at Kah Tai.

Volunteers are urged to wear warm work clothes and bring work gloves and pruners.

Water, tea, treats garbage bags and scotch broom pullers will be provided.

For more information, phone Rosemary Sikes at 360-385-0307 or email rosemarysikes@olympus.net.

Playwrights reception

PORT TOWNSEND — A reception honoring six local playwrights whose work has been chosen for Key City Public Theatre's Festival of New Plays is set for 5 tonight.

The Port Townsend Arts Commission, with chairman Stan Rubin, will host the free event at the Key City Playhouse, 419 Washington St.

After light refreshments, Port Townsend Deputy Mayor Kris Nelson will make presentations to writers Deborah Daline, Henry Feldman, David Hundhausen, Jack O'Connor, Deborah Wiese and D.D. Wigley, whose one-act plays will premiere during the festival March 6-16.

Daline's “Somebodies & Sylvia,” Feldman's “It's Just Coffee,” Wigley's “Field Guide,” Hundhausen's “Night of Intrigue,” O'Connor's “People Small” and Wiese's “Funeral Home, The Musical” will all come to the stage of the Key City Playhouse or the Pope Marine Building in downtown Port Townsend during the Festival of New Plays.

Formerly known as the Playwrights' Festival, the annual event is now in its 18th year.

For more information, visit www.KeyCityPublicTheatre.org or phone 360-379-0195.


Driver-safety class

CHIMACUM — AARP will offer a driver-safety class at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

The cost of the class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers.

Instructor Barry Birch will teach the class, which is designed to help refresh driving skills and inform of revised laws.

Participants may qualify for an insurance discount if older than 50.

Class size is limited to 20 participants.

To register, phone 360-732-4822.


Pirate Casino Night

BLYN — Pirate Casino Night, a fundraiser for Peninsula College athletic scholarships, is set from 6 to 9 tonight.

The event will be at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101.

Tickets are $75 per person or $125 per couple. Sales have ended for Pirate Casino Night at www.brownpapertickets.com, but a limited number will sold at the door.

Proceeds will support scholarships for Peninsula College athletes.

Touring comedian Sammy Obeid will be the headliner.

The evening also will feature appearances by Peninsula College coaches Alison Crumb, Kanyon Anderson, Andrew Chapman and Mitch Freeman, as well as athletics director Rick Ross. They will share stories about Pirate athletics in 2014.

Participants have a chance to win an autographed Russell Wilson football in a silent auction.

A buffet dinner, dessert and open bar are part of the evening.

For more details, visit www.PenCol.edu or phone 360-452-9277.


Discussion group

SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will talk about the oceans when they meet from 10 a.m. to noon today.

The free discussion will be at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The topic of the discussion is “The Devolution of the Seas: The Consequences of Oceanic Destruction.”

For more information, phone John Pollock at 360-683-9622, email jcpollock@olypen.com or visit http://tinyurl.com/SequimGreatDecisionsDiscussion.

Bunco luncheon

SEQUIM — A bunco party fundraiser is set at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

The cost is $12 for a luncheon of soup, salad and dessert, as well as a silent auction.

The soups are chicken noodle, tomato bacon and potato corn chowder.

All proceeds will go toward uncompensated care at Seattle Children's Hospital.

For more information, phone Cinda O'Dell at 360-797-7105, email snowrider391@embarqmail.com or visit www.sequimguild.org.

Floodplain restoration

SEQUIM — Clallam County habitat biologist Cathy Lear will discuss the ongoing Lower Dungeness River Floodplain Restoration Project at 10 a.m. today.

The presentation will be at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road.

Admission to the program, presented by the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, or MAC, is $5 for MAC members or $7 for nonmembers, and payable at the door.

“For a few reasons — flood hazard reduction, restoring salmon habitat and reducing sedimentation in Dungeness Bay — it makes sense to purchase property from willing landowners, decommission the structures and replant the area in native species,” Lear said.

For more information, phone 360-681-2257 or visit www.macsequim.org.

Anglers dinner

SEQUIM — Kia Armstrong, sales manager of Nash's Organic Produce, will serve as the auctioneer at the annual Puget Sound Anglers North Olympic Peninsula chapter's auction, dinner and fundraiser Saturday.

The event is at SunLand Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. to view auction items. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.

About 100 items will be auctioned off in the silent auction and about 23 in the live auction, said Jan Sivertsen, president of the chapter.

“We're planning on about 200 people,” he said.

Proceeds go to raising rainbow trout for the Kids' Fishing Day, held annually in May at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim, and to a natural resources scholarship for a local student.

Armstrong said she is delighted to serve as auctioneer “because all the money goes to such a good cause. Just think of how many kids catch their first fish ever at the Fishing Day.”

She and her husband, Cort, will perform music.

The chapter raises some 5,000 fish all year for Kids' Fishing Day.

Sivertsen said the chapter spent almost $3,500 for fish food last year — and now the cost is almost $1 fish.

For more information, email Armstrong at nashsorganicgirl@yahoo.com.

4-H breakfast set

SEQUIM — Sidekick's 4-H Club will host a breakfast fundraiser at Prairie Springs Assisted Living, 680 W. Prairie St., from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday.

The cost is $5 per person.

Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, pastries and beverages.

For more information or to reserve a spot, phone 360-681-3385.

Fit4Life demo set

SEQUIM — A free demonstration of five choreographed group fitness programs is set at Fit4Life Studio from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The demonstration will be at the business at 1245 W. Washington St.

For more information, phone Tamatha Dannewitz at 360-928-7101 or visit www.fit4lifesequim.com.

PTO fundraiser set

SEQUIM — Dungeness Kids Co. will offer goods for sale at Helen Haller Elementary School, 163 W. Washington St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

At “Shop for Haller” day, Dungeness Kids Co., will have clothing, toys and books for sale.

Twenty percent of the proceeds will go to the Helen Haller Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization.

The PTO will use the money for supplies and programs for the children.

For more information, phone 360-582-1700.

Walk slated

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers Volkssport Club will host a walk from the Railroad Bridge to Robin Hill Farm on the Olympic Discovery Trail on Saturday.

All walkers must sign in before 9 a.m. at the QFC, 990-B E. Washington St. Walkers then will drive to the starting point.

Participants can choose to walk up to 15 kilometers on a route almost entirely paved.

The course has small hills and is suitable for strollers and wheelchairs.

Pets must be leashed. Restrooms are available on the route.

For more information, phone George Christensen at 360-473-8398.

4-H breakfast

SEQUIM — Sidekick's 4-H Club will host a breakfast fundraiser at Prairie Springs Assisted Living, 680 W. Prairie St., from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday.

The cost is $5 per person.

Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, pastries and beverages.

For more information or to reserve a spot, phone 360-681-3385.

Spiritual lessons

SEQUIM — An open discussion on relationships from a spiritual perspective is slated at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The group will talk about techniques to understand difficult relationships and personal experiences with relationship lessons.

For more information, phone Lowell Keith McGee at 928-273-0979 or visit http://tinyurl.com/PDN-spiritualrelationships.

Parents, caretakers

SEQUIM — Clallam Mosaic will present a program for parents and caretakers from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

“Taking Care of Your Loved One With Developmental Disabilities: Legal Matters” will be presented by Sequim attorney Alan Millet at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information, email info@clallammosaic.org or phone 360-797-3602.


Roller Derby bingo

PORT ANGELES — Port Scandalous Roller Derby will host “Not Your Mama's Bingo” at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie Port Angeles No. 483, 2843 E. Myrtle St., at 6 tonight.

Pre-sale tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Peninsula Daily News, 305 W. First St., or Drake's U-Bake Pizza & Subs, 819 S. Lincoln St.

Tickets are $25 at the door.

Pre-sale tickets include dinner, dauber, 10 games and a drawing entry. Door tickets include dinner and 10 games.

Mental health first aid

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula Behavioral Health is offering youth mental health first aid training from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today.

The enrollment fee is $60.

The eight-hour certification course instructs participants in a five-step action plan on how to identify and help youths who are experiencing a mental health or substance-abuse challenge.

To register, visit www.peninsulabehavioral.org or phone Lisa Shindler at 360-457-0431, ext. 222.

Royalty meal slated

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County Fair royalty will sponsor a baked potato fundraising dinner and auction for all ages at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $7 to the event in the Home Arts Building at the fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St.

Tickets will be available at the door or by phoning Christine Paulsen at 360-461-1866.

'Rock Your Day!'

PORT ANGELES — The Capernaum Center for Autism will present “Rock Your Day!” to all individuals with a child with autism spectrum disorders from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

At the free event at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 132 E. 13th St., participants will examine different rocks, create artwork using rocks, make moon craters, look at birthstones and have sensory boxes for children.

For more information, phone 360-797-4850.

Genealogy program

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will host an open house at its research center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The free event is open to the public.

A special workshop on integrating census records with timelines is planned.

Anyone interested is encouraged to bring sequential census records they might have found for ancestors, as well as other pertinent records that help date the events of their ancestors' lives.

For more information, phone 360-417-5000 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.


Lions breakfast

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, hash browns, 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.

Last modified: February 22. 2014 8:10AM
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