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Poster art for the Wooden Boat Festival will be revealed. A master carver will talk about creating a totem pole. And films about the Elwha River will be screened.
These are just a few of the attractions offered this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.
For 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.
Salute to Seeger
PORT TOWNSEND — A salute to the late folk icon Pete Seeger will fill the Key City Playhouse with song at 7:30 tonight.
“Turn, Turn, Turn: A Tribute to Pete Seeger,” an evening with Daniel Deardorff, Judith-Kate Friedman and other singers and players, will come to the theater at 419 Washington St.
Tickets are $15 to the event, which will include local artists Laurence Cole, Aimee Ringle, Aimee Kelley and the Songweavers trio along with JJ Jenkins, Joe Breskin, Kat Eggleston and host Marcia Perlstein.
The evening will be about well- and lesser-known songs and stories spanning Seeger's 70-plus years of performance and activism, Friedman said.
For details and tickets, phone 360-385-KCPT (5278) or visit www.KeyCityPublicTheatre.org.
Public swim tonight
PORT TOWNSEND — Everyone swims for $2 today from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Mountain View Pool, 1919 Blaine St.
The whole pool is dedicated to play, with noodles, rings and other float toys available.
Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, phone 360-385-7665, email email@example.com or visit www.cityofpt.us/pool.htm.
'Half the Sky'
PORT TOWNSEND — A documentary based on the book Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will be shown in the high school auditorium, 1500 Van Ness St., at 8 p.m. today and Saturday.
The film examines the global issues of gender-based violence, sex trafficking, forced prostitution and women's economic empowerment.
Admission is by donation. Proceeds will benefit Dove House Advocacy Services.
A discussion will follow the film.
For more information, phone 360-379-1333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sing-along for kids
PORT TOWNSEND — Keeth Apgar of the Harmonica Pocket will host a sing-along for children at Mountain View Commons, 1925 Blaine St., from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today.
Participants can learn finger plays for songs about trees, babies and counting.
For more information, phone 360-385-5811 or email email@example.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — A Fusion Partner Dance class by Wren LaFeet is set at Madrona MindBody Institute in Fort Worden State Park, Building 310, 200 Battery Way, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today.
LaFeet of Nomad Dance will teach the night's lesson, and no partner is needed.
The cost is $12 and $6 for anyone younger than 28.
For more information, phone 360-344-4475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poster art revealed
PORT TOWNSEND — The poster art for the 38th annual Wooden Boat Festival will be revealed at Saturday's Gallery Walk.
The Wooden Boat Chandlery, 431 Water St., will host an open house from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to display the poster art, reveal the artist and sell signed prints of the artwork. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, phone 360-385-3628, ext. 106; email email@example.com; or visit www.nwmaritime.org or www.woodenboat.org.
Contra dance set
PORT TOWNSEND — Tim Jenkins of Wisconsin will call a contra dance at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 3 to 18 and free for children younger than 3. The band Airstream Traveler will perform.
For more information, visit www.ptcommunitydance.com.
Wine tasting on tap
PORT TOWNSEND — A special wine tasting with Silverback Vineyards at The Wine Seller, 1010 Water St., is set for Sunday, and guests are invited to come anytime between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The cost is $20 per person.
Prepaid reservations are preferred, but walk-ins may be accepted depending on space.
For more information, phone Joe Euro at 360-385-7673, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.PTwineseller.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Bridge Club meets the first Sunday of every month at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.
On Sunday, the group meets from noon to 4:30 p.m.
The cost is $5 per person. All skill levels are welcome.
For more information, phone 360-385-5406.
Square dance slated
CHIMACUM — Tim Jenkins of Wisconsin will call a square dance at the Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Drive, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. today, with the Rose Street Ramblers providing the music. All dances will be taught.
For more information, phone 360-316-9578.
Free movie series
CHIMACUM — “Symphony of the Soil” will screen at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, at 7 tonight.
The film is part of the Fresh & Free Moveable Feast Film Series, a collaboration between the Port Townsend Food Co-op, Local 20/20 and Citizens for Local Food.
Donations will be accepted.
For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.ptfoodcoop.coop.
Health Care Career Fair
GARDINER — A Health and Home Care Career Fair is set in the Gardiner Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
The community center is at 980 Old Gardiner Road just off U.S. Highway 101.
Caregivers, CNAs, HCAs, RNs, LPNs and other health care professionals seeking full-time or part-time employment will have the opportunity to talk with local employers.
For more information, email Mary Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandy Boughner at email@example.com.
Job fair set
SEQUIM — The Home Depot is sponsoring its third annual job fair at the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
The club is at 400 W. Fir St.
Participants include The Home Depot, Costco, Clallam Bay Corrections, Dungeness Memory Courte and Office Depot.
Totem carving talk
SEQUIM — Master carver Dale Faulstich will give a presentation on carving totems for the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe at 10 a.m. today. He also will lead a tour of the House of Myths carving shed at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The two events conclude the winter history program of the Museum & Arts Center, aka the MAC. Admission to this morning's talk at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, is $5 for MAC members or $7 for nonmembers, payable at the door.
Faulstich will describe how a hand-carved totem pole is created and present a slide show chronicling his work.
On Saturday, Faulstich's tour of the carving shed, located on the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Campus, 1033 Old Blyn Highway in Blyn, will cost $20 for MAC members or $25 for nonmembers.
For more information, phone 360-681-2257 or visit www.macsequim.org.
SEQUIM — “Spring Gardening for Birds,” the fifth in a series of eight classes in “Backyard Birding,” will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The class will be at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.
“Backyard Birding” can be taken either as individual classes or in a series. The cost of each session is $5 and is free for anyone younger than 18.
After the completion of five sessions, participants will be offered free membership in the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society for one year.
This Saturday, Enid and Bob Phreaner and Gary Bullock will talk about preparing garden settings and plants that might attract migrating and resident birds.
Afterward, participants can tour McComb Gardens to see a variety of garden areas and plants available in the Pacific Northwest.
Remaining classes will be on “Bird Migration” on April 12, “Enjoying Spring Sounds” on May 3 and “Birds Out of the Nest” on June 7.
'Lorax' at library
SEQUIM — The Sequim Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and kick off a new “Family Flicks” series at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The library at 630 N. Sequim Ave. will show “The Lorax,” an animated comedy based on Dr. Seuss' book of the same name.
On the first Saturday of the month through June, the series will present children's movies and be accompanied by trivia fun and refreshments.
The program is free.
For information, phone the Sequim Library at 360-683-1161, email Youth@nols.org or visit www.nols.org.
East Asian medicine
SEQUIM — Acupuncturists and East Asian medical practitioners Randy Sorenson and Theresa Valenzuela will present a demonstration titled “Hand Reflexology and Acupressure for Health” at Nash's Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The talk is free and open to the public.
Sorenson and Valenzuela will talk about East Asian medicine, its history and principles, the four pillars of diagnosis and common areas of pain and dysfunction.
Free beekeeper class
SEQUIM — The North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers' Association will conduct a free “Introduction to Beekeeping” class at 9 a.m. Sunday.
The two-hour class at the Sunny Farms Country Store, 261461 U.S. Highway 101, will cover such topics as equipment, honey, bee biology and diseases.
For more information, phone Mark Urnes at 360-477-7934.
SEQUIM — Scrabble is free at the Local Artist Resource Center Gallery, 425 E. Washington St., every Sunday at 1 p.m.
The gallery, known as LARC, will provide two boards and a dictionary.
Players of all levels are welcome. Light refreshments will be offered.
For more information, phone 360-775-9816.
Strait ERN to meet
BLYN — The next quarterly meeting of the Strait of Juan de Fuca Ecosystem Recovery Network, or Strait ERN, is from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today.
The meeting will be in the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe's Red Cedar Hall, located in the community center on Old Blyn Highway.
A short film will be shown on the impact of land application of wastewater treatment plant sludge.
The event is free and open to the public.
Elwha River films
PORT ANGELES — Two films on the Elwha River directed by Shelly Solomon will be shown at Peninsula College at 7 tonight.
The college's Magic of Cinema film series will screen “Rebirth of the Elwha” and “River as Spirit” in Maier Performance Hall on the campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. A panel discussion will immediately follow the screenings, and admission will be $5 for the general public or free for Peninsula College students with a current student identification and tribal members.
For more information, email Sean Gomez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT ANGELES — The Tannahill Weavers will bring Scottish melodies to the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 7:30 tonight.
Tickets are $20, or if music lovers choose to also attend the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts' other concert this weekend — folk singer Ruth Moody and her band in the Little Theater on Sunday — the package is $35.
For details, visit www.JFFA.org or phone 360-457-5411.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Community Players will present “Waiting in the Wings” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and children at Odyssey Bookshop, 114 W. Front St., or at www.PACommunityPlayers.com.
The playhouse is located at 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., and more information is available at 360-452-6651.
PORT ANGELES — Hamilton and Jefferson elementary school students, staff and families will sprint through the “Rainbow Run” beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Participants will be sprayed with powdered paint throughout the course at Shane Park, said Krista Winn, physical education teacher at the two schools. More than 200 have registered for the run, she said.
PORT ANGELES — Stop the Checkpoints' next monthly meeting will be at the Museum at the Carnegie, 207 S. Lincoln St., from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
There will be a free workshop on how to write effective letters to the editor, with samples and hands-on assistance.
The public is welcome, and members of other groups are encouraged to attend.
For more information, visit www.stopthecheckpoints.com.
Creek clean slated
PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Salmon Coalition and Feiro Marine Life Center will host a Peabody Creek work party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
About 50 trees will be planted along the creek, and holly and laurel will be removed.
Parking for the event is limited and is located at Olympic Powersports, 221 S. Peabody Street.
Volunteers are asked to consider walking, biking or carpooling to the event.
Snacks and tools will be provided.
The coalition and center are working to mobilize a Friends of Peabody Creek group, and potential volunteers are encouraged to RSVP to Larry Montague at email@example.com or 360-379-8051.
For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/pdn-noscevents, as well as the coalition's Facebook page.
PORT ANGELES — Students in the second through fifth grades can learn about Washington fossil history during a “Fossil Forensics” program at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Children will learn to recognize the differences between fossils and other specimens, and understand what fossils show about past environments.
The event is presented in partnership with Seattle's Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.
Pre-registration is required on the library's event calendar at www.nols.org or by phoning 360-417-8500, ext. 7705.
Ferry history lecture
PORT ANGELES — Rian Anderson and Ryan Malane, two of the partners of Black Ball Ferry Line, will talk about the history of their company and the MV Coho ferry it operates at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The presentation at First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Seventh St., is part of the Clallam County Historical Society's “History Tales” lecture series.
Parking and entry to the church's social hall are on Laurel Street.
For more information, phone the historical society at 360-452-2662 or email firstname.lastname@example.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 for children 12 and younger, and proceeds will help Crescent Bay Lions members support Crescent School yearbooks, scholarships for seniors, holiday food baskets, eyeglasses for the needy and other community projects.
Breakfasts are planned at the same time every Sunday morning, except holidays, until May 4, with a menu of pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, bacon, sausage and beverages.
FORKS — A memorial service for Judy Lawson, longtime Forks High School teacher, will be in the high school commons, 261 Spartan Ave., at 4:30 p.m. today.
Lawson died Jan. 12 after a two-year battle with brain cancer and a long fight with multiple sclerosis. She was 69.
She taught at Forks High School from September 1987 to June 2007.
FORKS — A breakfast and silent auction for West End resident Bill White will be at First Baptist Church, 651 S. Forks Ave., from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The money raised will go to help White and his family with expenses incurred while he underwent cancer treatment.
For more information or to help or donate, phone Lucy Justus at 360-374-6363.