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Drama, dancing and educational seminars are among this weekend's attractions offered 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.
Crescent Top Model
JOYCE — The sixth annual Crescent's Top Model Fashion Show will be held in the Crescent School cafetorium, 50350 state Highway 112, at 7 p.m. today.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for adults at the door.
A high-fashion catwalk with lights, cameras and a panel of judges will spotlight the class of 2014 members as they model fashions on loan from local businesses.
Seniors will model fashions in career, storybook characters/famous duos, sports and formal wear.
The top boy and girl models will win plaques.
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Booster Club/PTO 2014 Scholarship Fund.
Homemade baked goods will be available for sale.
A silent auction will benefit the senior class graduation trip.
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.
Breakfasts are planned at the same time every Sunday morning, except holidays, until the Sunday before Mother's Day in May.
The menu includes pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, bacon, sausage and beverages.
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.
'Hatchery and Wild'
FORKS — The community is invited to view “Hatchery and Wild,” a 30-minute presentation dealing with the future of the Pacific Northwest salmon, at 6:30 p.m. today.
The screening will be in the Forks High School commons.
Questions and a discussion will follow the video.
For more information, phone Bob Kratzer at 360-271-7197.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Community Players present their final three performances of “Waiting in the Wings,” a comedy set in a retirement home for actresses, tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and children at Odyssey Bookshop, 114 W. Front St., or at www.PACommunityPlayers.com.
The venue is the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., while more information awaits at 360-452-6651.
PORT ANGELES — A stand-up comedy showcase titled “Enertia Improve” will take over Peninsula College's Little Theater tonight.
The PC Comedy Club will stage the Aboveground Underground Comedy Showcase starting at 7:30 p.m., with jokes and possible explicit language.
Admission is by donation at the door.
The headliner is Fred Robinson, a stand-up comedian and performer of one-man shows, who has been seen on the North Olympic Peninsula in “Cannibal the Musical,” “Freak Like Me” and “Beyond Therapy.”
He also hosted several comedy shows throughout the western region.
For information on other upcoming events at Peninsula College, visit www.pencol.edu or the college's Facebook page.
Social Security help
PORT ANGELES — Two free workshops on Social Security benefits are set today.
The seminars offered by the Social Security Administration will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room M-125 on the Peninsula College campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. and from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 150 at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.
Information will include retirement benefits — and how early retirement can affect them, survivor benefits and information about Medicare, disability and spouse benefits.
The presentation also will tell how to use a “My Social Security” online account. Before attending, participants are asked to create accounts on www.ssa.gov/myaccount and print out their Social Security statements.
Kirk Larson, Western Washington public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, will present the seminars.
Dance with drummers
PORT ANGELES — The Dancing Hands drum group, with Erran Sharpe, Mark Spencer and German Pina, are inviting children, teens and adults to a dance party Saturday night.
Sharpe and crew promise to bring tribal rhythms, along with soft drinks and snacks, to the dance from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road.
Admission is a suggested $5 donation.
The rhythms will vary, Sharpe said, while different drums are played and energy is exchanged among players and dancers.
Free legal advice
PORT ANGELES — The “Law at the Landing” legal advice clinic will be held at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The clinic is sponsored by Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers.
It will offer free one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers to those who are financially unable to address legal issues — from child support, dissolution, custody and landlord /tenant matters to domestic violence, public assistance, creditor/bankruptcy, wills and estate planning, and employment.
For more information, phone Shauna Rogers, executive director of Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers, at 360-504-2422.
PORT ANGELES — A free “roofing day” open house at Hartnagel Building Supply, 3111 E. U.S. Highway 101, will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The public can meet with roofing professionals from Diamond Roofing, Earth Tech Roofing & Construction, Emerald Roofing, Campbell Roofing and SNS Roofing.
The roofers can answer questions about residential and commercial roofing, skylights, composite and metal roofing, torch down and flat roofs.
A selection of roofing materials will be on display in Hartnagel's roofing showroom.
For more information, phone Hartnagel's roofing material specialist Kevin Hanson at 360-452-8933.
Childhood seminar set
PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College's Early Childhood Education Program and Olympic Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children, or OPAEYC, will host the 20th annual Early Childhood Conference at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., on Saturday.
Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. in the Pirate Union Building.
The cost for the one-day conference is $45 for association members and $40 for students who are taking a minimum of six credits.
The nonmember registration fee is $65.
Attendees may elect to attend only the morning or afternoon session for a reduced fee.
Each workshop will be filled as registrations are received.
Community members who wish to register for the conference or who want more information can email Crisie Browne at email@example.com.
Zen retreat slated
PORT ANGELES — NO Sangha, a Zen community, will hold a Zazenkai (a one-day Zen retreat) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Alternated zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation) and private, individual instruction with the Zen master is available.
Silent coffee/tea breaks and a vegetarian soup and bread lunch will be offered.
Phone 360-452-5534 or email NOSangha@aol.com for directions to the retreat.
Coin Club to meet
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Coin Club will meet in the Carver Room of the library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 5 p.m. Saturday.
The public is welcome to attend.
The club meets the second Saturday of each month to discuss collecting and evaluating coins and currency.
PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway Lodge No. 37 will host a night of Scandinavian dancing at 131 W. Fifth St. from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
All ages are invited.
Instruction is given during the first half-hour.
SEQUIM — Tap and jazz dancing, and a capella and rock bands will among the entertainment on stage in the Sequim High School auditorium during the annual Talent Show at 7 p.m. today and Saturday.
Tickets will be on sale at the door. Students pay $4, adults pay $6, and families pay $15.
Tonight's show's winners will be chosen by a panel of judges, while Saturday night's winners will be people's choice, with the audience voting for their favorites.
Also tonight, the high school Be the Change Club will collect donations from the audience while scores are being tabulated, with proceeds to go to the Sequim Food Bank.
Computer group meets
SEQUIM — The Computer Genealogy Users Group will meet at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.
Kit Stewart presents “The What, Why and How of Creating a PowerPoint Presentation.”
The meeting is free and open to all who are interested in computer genealogy
For more information, email Karen Niemi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEQUIM — The future of defense technology will be the topic at the Great Decisions discussion group from 10 a.m. to noon today.
Drones, cyberweapons and a fractious Congress will be among aspects discussed at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
Background reading is the 2014 Great Decisions Briefing Book. The moderator will be Katherine Dunham.
For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/pdn-greatdiscussions.
Tour de Dungeness
SEQUIM — The 17th Tour de Dungeness bicycle race is set this Saturday and next Saturday, March 15.
Riders will compete on a 12-mile course that begins and finishes at the north end of Kitchen-Dick Road across from the Dungeness Recreation Area.
Races start at 9:45 a.m. and continue until late afternoon, no matter what the weather.
Organizers expect between 400 and 450 riders each day from across the state.
The public is invited to come out and watch.
On-site snacks will be provided by Mom's Food Truck of Port Angeles.
The course will include Lotzgesell, Cays, East Anderson, Kitchen-Dick and Sequim-Dungeness Way.
For more information, phone Mike Van Doren at 360-775-7796 before 5 p.m. or 360-417-5257 after 5 p.m.
Sequim book sale
SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library will hold their monthly book sale at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Of special interest this month are 50 books in the Time-Life series titled “World War II.”
The books originally were sold a subscription. Each volume has a separate subtitle relating to a specific aspect of the war. The books will be sold individually, not as a set.
Also available is a large selection of sheet music and music education books.
Proceeds from the sale fund programs at the Sequim Library.
Organize family history
SEQUIM — Mary Kathryn Kozy will lecture on “Organizing Your Family History to Stay Sane” at the general meeting of the Clallam County Genealogical Society from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The public is invited to the meeting at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 N. Blake Ave. Come early for conversation and refreshments.
Kozy's interest in genealogy began during her teenage years.
She gives lectures and presents seminars on a variety of genealogical topics and is active in several societies.
For more information, phone 360-417-5000.
Book discussion set
SEQUIM — Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese will be discussed at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Drop-ins are welcome.
In this novel, Marion Stone's past catches up with him. He must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and his twin brother, who betrayed him.
Copies of the book are available at the Sequim Library in various formats, including large print, audiobook on CD and downloadable audio and e-book.
They can be requested online through the library catalog at www.nols.org.
For more information, phone 360-683-1161 or email email@example.com.
SEQUIM — Free Scrabble play takes place at the LARC Gallery, 425 E. Washington St., every Sunday at 1 p.m.
LARC provides two boards and a dictionary. Players of all levels are welcome, and light refreshments are offered.
For more information, phone 360-775-9816.
SEQUIM — Accordion players and those who love the music are invited to the Sequim Accordion Social from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Eileen Webber of Spokane will be the featured player at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St.
Admission is $2.
For more information, phone 360-683-5620.
Free movie series
PORT TOWNSEND — “Forks Over Knives” will screen at the Masonic Hall, 338 Jefferson St., at 7 p.m. today.
The film is part of the Fresh & Free Moveable Feast Film Series.
The series is a collaboration between the Port Townsend Food Co-op, Local 20/20 and Citizens for Local Food.
Donations are accepted.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ptfoodcoop.coop.
PORT TOWNSEND — First Friday Storynight welcomes the spring season with the Mythsinger Foundation and host Aimée Ringle for tale-telling at Better Living Through Coffee, 100 Tyler St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.
Guest teller is Jeff Leinaweaver, who will tell folk and fairy tales of diverse cultures from around the world.
There is a $10 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away.
There is also an open mic section. Bring a short story, song, dance, poem or some other form to share.
For more information, phone 360-531-4395.
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.
PT library sale set
PORT TOWNSEND — The Friends of the Port Townsend Library are supporting a special sale at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
There will be early admission for Friends members at 8 a.m.
With the news of the Port Townsend Library moving back into the Carnegie Building in June, the staff has had to make some decisions about the library's collection.
All VHS tapes and books on cassette tape must go. In addition, a collection of children's books will be available.
All proceeds from these sales go toward funding library programs.
PORT TOWNSEND — Walkers are invited to join the Olympic Peninsula Explorers for a 5 km (3.1-mile) or a 10 km (6.2-mile) walk along the Port Townsend waterfront, including a stretch of the Larry Scott Trail, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
The free walk is OK for strollers and wheelchairs.
All walkers are required to sign up at Subway, 1300 Water St., between 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Participants may walk at their own pace and as far as they like.
Maps will be given out at registration.
If participants are coming from the Sequim area, there is a possibility of a carpool at 8:15 a.m. from the Sequim QFC, 990 E. Washington St.
For information about carpooling, phone Janet Lenfant at 360-681-5405.
For all other inquiries, phone George Christensen at 360-697-2172 or 360-473-8398.
Latin dance lessons
PORT TOWNSEND — Latin dance lessons are on tap during Second Sunday Salsa Night at Manresa Castle, 651 Cleveland St., this Sunday.
The evening starts with a beginning salsa session at 7 p.m. and an intermediate class at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, while experienced dancers are invited to come help beginners.
After those sessions, open dancing runs from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. with mini-lessons in salsa, cha cha, samba, rumba, merengue and more.
The volunteer group of dance teachers hosting Second Sunday Salsa asks for a $7 cover charge to pay for the venue.
And since Manresa Castle's restaurant is closed Sundays, dancers can bring soft drinks and snacks to share.
For more information about this monthly dance and to inquire about being a guest instructor, email organizer Judy Rudolph at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHIMACUM — The Chimacum Middle School WE “ACT” Club will present a screening of the comedy film “Monsters University” in the high school auditorium, 91 West Valley Road, at 6 p.m. today.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Baked goods and snacks will be sold.
A suggested donation is $3.
Donations will support building a school in Haiti.
Canned food for the Jefferson County Food Bank also will be collected.
The move is rated PG.
For more information, contact Piper Diehl at 360-301-5810 or email@example.com.
CHIMACUM — Volunteers will plant 1,200 trees along Chimacum Creek from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The work party will be off Redeemer Way in Chimacum. Volunteers will be directed to parking.
Donated refreshments will be provided during a short lunchtime presentation.
The work party is a project to restore a section of Chimacum Creek undertaken by the North Olympic Salmon Coalition and Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County.
To volunteer for the Saturday tree-planting, RSVP to Larry Montague, the salmon coalition's education and outreach assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-379-8051.