WEEKEND: Parkinson's dance class set today in Port Angeles . . . and other area events on North Olympic Peninsula

Peninsula Daily News

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

Irish tales and music, an antique sale, dances and work parties are 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.


Parkinson's dance class

PORT ANGELES — A dance class for people with Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke-related movement issues is set from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today.

The class has changed days, from its former Saturday scheduling, to Fridays at the Sons of Norway Hall, 131 W. Fifth St.

The class, with specially trained instructor Corrie Befort, is $10 for patients, while a family member or other caregiver is invited to join in for free.

For more information, email Befort at d4p.olypen@gmail.com.

Irish dinner slated

PORT ANGELES — Mount Pleasant Grange will host a beef and cabbage dinner at the Community Hall, 2432 Mount Pleasant Road, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Limited tickets are $15 per person for this annual St. Patrick's Day celebration.

Luck of the Draw will provide live entertainment.

For more information or to purchase tickets, phone Francie Louden at 360-452-2250 or email pleasantmountain241@yahoo.com.

Roller derby bunco

PORT ANGELES — Port Scandalous Roller Derby will present “Not Your Mama's Bunco” at the Eagles, 2848 E. Myrtle St., on Saturday.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and bunco begins at 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $10. The event is for the 21-and-older crowd.

There will be food, prizes and a no-host bar.

Tickets are available in Port Angeles at the Peninsula Daily News office, 305 W. First St., or Drake's U-Bake Pizza & Subs, 819 S. Lincoln St.; at the Sequim Gazette office, 147 W. Washington St., Sequim; or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

For more information, visit www.portscandalous.com or email portscandalousrollerderby@gmail.com.

Celtic songs, tales

PORT ANGELES — To warm us up for St. Patrick's Day, the Story People of Clallam County will present their third annual night of Celtic storytelling and music at the Sons of Norway Hall, 131 W. Fifth St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Admission is by donation, with a suggested $10 for adults and $5 for children 17 and younger. Free refreshments will be laid out at intermission.

Tom McCurdy will start the party with a set of tunes on his Scottish Highland bagpipes, and a trio of teenagers will entertain: Fiddlers Leah Marsh and Sam Langley, and singer Genna Birch will serve up Irish music.

Then come the Irish tales, as storytellers James “The Obscure” Hodgson, Ingrid Nixon, Pat Ferris and Bob Nuffer step up, while Pat Peterson serves as the evening's mistress of ceremonies.

For more information, phone 360-452-8092 or visit www.ClallamStoryPeople.org.

Spring fling for archers

PORT ANGELES — Archers from the Northwest have a chance to enjoy the first shoot of spring Saturday and Sunday at the Wapati Bowmen Archery Club invitational.

The club at 374 Arnette Road offers an opportunity to shoot on a 20-acre setting of trails.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. each day, and the grill is fired up at 7 a.m. for breakfast and later for lunch, each for a nominal fee.

Adult shooting fees are $12 a day or $20 for both days. Youth fees (ages 12-17) are $8 a day or $12 for both days. Kids ages 11-6 are $4 a day or $5 for both. Kids 5 and younger are admitted free.

Scandinavian dance

PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway Hall 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, and instruction will be provided during the first half-hour.

Admission is free, while donations will be accepted.


Antique sale set

SEQUIM — The 39th annual Elegant Flea Antique and Collectibles Sale, sponsored by the Sequim Prairie Grange, will be at 290 Macleay Road from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday.

Vendor tables are $40 per table. Limited tables with electrical outlets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Only antique or vintage items pre-1965 are accepted.

For more information, phone 360-683-4431

OPA mock trial today

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Academy will host a mock trial in the Sequim High School cafeteria, 601 N. Sequim Ave., at 9:30 a.m. today.

The public is welcome to attend and watch as OPA students in grades 6-8 engage in the trial.

Ephron sisters' play

SEQUIM — “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” a comedy by Delia and Nora Ephron, has three final performances at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., this weekend.

The curtain time is 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and finally at 2 p.m. Sunday, with all tickets at $10.

For more information, phone the box office between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or visit www.olympictheatrearts.com.

'Gadget Labs' slated

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., is offering 15-minute “Gadget Labs” from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.

The short appointments with a technology expert focus on learning how to download library materials.

Admission is free, but pre-registration is required.

Participants must bring their own devices.

For more information, visit www.nols.org/events/sequim.html.

Thrift shop open

SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild's Thrift Shop, located at Second Avenue and Bell Street, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Spring fashions are in for men, women and children. Household and kitchen accessories, furniture, jewelry and furniture also will be featured.

All white-tagged items will be half-price.

For more information, phone 360-683-7044.

Spaghetti dinner

SEQUIM — A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for volunteer firefighter Jerry Peterson will be held at the Sequim Elks Lodge 2642, 143 Port Williams Road, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Peterson has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and is receiving treatment at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.

The cost for the fundraiser is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger.

Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, Caesar salad, garlic bread and dessert.

There will be periodic raffle prizes and a 50-50 drawing. Winners need not be present.

The public is welcome.

For more information, phone Stef Anderson at 360-670-9066, Gene Mattson at 360-681-0533 or the Elks Lodge at 360-683-2763.

Document shredding

SEQUIM — Castell Insurance will host its annual customer appreciation free shred event at its 426 E. Washington St. location from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The event provides secure document shredding at no charge.

For more information, phone 360-683-9284, email julie@castellinsurance.com or visit www.castellinsurance.com.

Boating card class

SEQUIM — A Washington state boating card class will be held at Rainbow's End RV Park, 261831 U.S. Highway 101, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The cost is $41.

A boating education class is necessary to obtain a mandatory state boater's card for operators of boats with motors exceeding 14 horsepower.

The course covers basic power and sailboat types, operation, regulations, marine law, safety and navigation.

Course materials include illustrated text, a presentation CD and digital navigation software.

The course completion certificate meets state educational requirements to obtain the state card.

For more information, phone Bill Atkinson at 360-457-1215 or email ussvirginia03-boatersed@yahoo.com.

Rainbow for Girls

SEQUIM — The Sequim Assembly No. 57 International Order of Rainbow for Girls is hosting a membership event at the Masonic Lodge, 700 S. Fifth Ave., on Saturday.

The members and adult advisory board are planning an afternoon of information, entertainment, food and fun to the theme “Princess Party.”

Wear a favorite party dress.

Girls ages 8 to 11, along with their parents, can learn about the new pledge program

Girls ages 11 to 17 and parents will explore the Rainbow Girls program.

For more information or to register, contact Mary Miller at 417-9236 or mmilleroes@gmail.com.

The time of the event will be given upon registration.

For more information about the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, visit www.gorainbow.org or www.nwrainbow.org.

Scrabble Sunday

SEQUIM — Free Scrabble is offered at the LARC Gallery, 425 E. Washington St., every Sunday at 1 p.m.

LARC will provide two boards and a dictionary.

All levels of play are welcome. Light refreshments will be offered.

For more information, phone 360-775-9816.


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 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.


Band Lab benefit

PORT TOWNSEND — Band Lab, a rock 'n' roll group composed of local teenagers, and The Better Half, led by guitarist Tim Halpin, will play a benefit concert tonight at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youngsters, and proceeds will help members of Band Lab cover expenses for their service trip to Guatemala later this year.

'Baroque Treasures'

PORT TOWNSEND — A Vivaldi flute concerto, a Bach wedding cantata and a Handel sonata are all part of “Baroque Treasures” at the Philharmonia Chamber Players' concert at 7:30 tonight.

Port Townsend's Centrum Chamber Music Festival is presenting the ensemble, featuring soprano Sherezade Panthaki, in the Wheeler Theater just inside Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way.

Tickets are $30 to $35 via 800-746-1982 and at the Wheeler box office, while more information is at www.Centrum.org under the “Chamber Music” link.

Joining Panthaki tonight in the music of Telemann, Marcello, Vivaldi, Handel and Bach are flutist Stephen Schultz, oboist Marc Schachman, violinists Kati Kyme and Lisa Weiss, violist Anthony Martin, violoncellist William Skeen and harpsichordist Hanneke van Proosdij.

To learn more about this and other musical events hosted by Centrum, visit www.Centrum.org or phone 360-385-3102.

Square dance set

PORT TOWNSEND — The North Meets South Ramblers will play traditional tunes for square-dance caller Gabe Strand at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Adults are $5; 16 and younger are admitted free.

Strand hails from Seattle and has been a key player in the traditional music and dance revival in the Northwest, according to the grange.

The North Meets South Ramblers play Southern Appalachian square dance tunes.

All dances will be taught; experience is not necessary.

All ages are welcome to the family-friendly event.

Dancers are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and snacks to share with other dancers.

For more information, visit www.ptcommunitydance.com or phone Dave Thielk at 360-301-6005.

Work party Saturday

PORT TOWNSEND — Volunteers are sought for a work party to install a low-pressure irrigation system at the Quimper Grange garden from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Volunteers can show up anytime at the garden at 1219 Corona St. and stay for as long as they wish.

Quimper Grange has donated the use of half the land to be gardened by the nonprofit Food Bank Garden.

The other half also donates produce to the Jefferson County Food Bank but is a Quimper Grange project managed by Jo Yount.

Geology of Rome talk

PORT TOWNSEND — A geological presentation arranged by Jefferson Land Trust's Geology Group will be held at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The event is free and open to the public. A donation of $5 is appreciated.

Grant Heiken will give an illustrated presentation on “Urban Geology and the Story of Rome.”

For more information, email Michael Machette at paleoseis@gmail.com or visit www.quimpergeology.org.

Trail work party slated

PORT TOWNSEND — A trail work party sponsored by the city's Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Board will shore up the trails at 35th Street Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Trail volunteers should meet at the north side of 35th Street Park at the intersection of Rosecrans and 35th streets.

To find the rendezvous site, follow Umatilla Avenue until it dead-ends, turn left (south) on Rosecrans for one block, then right on 35th Street.

Equipment needed will be wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes and work gloves.

The volunteer crew will work rain or shine, so dress for the weather.

Cookies, trail snacks and warm beverages will be on hand.

For more information, email jollywahlstrom@yahoo.com or walkers@olympus.net.

'Peaceful Life' talk

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is welcome to attend a meeting of the AAUW Port Townsend branch at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Members and guests will hear Christine Nock and Amy Gordon discuss “Strategies for Living a More Peaceful Life.”

Nock and Gordon will present an exploration of strategies that support a “happier and more peaceful life.”

Participants will be guided through a series of specific practices and exercises designed to be simple, accessible and powerful means for positive change, organizers said.

For more information, phone 360-390-5693 or visit www.aauwpt.org.

Kah Tai work party set

PORT TOWNSEND — A work party at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park starts at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Volunteers can show up to pull scotch broom, spurge laurel and holly, and pick up garbage anytime between 9 a.m. and noon.

Park at the parking lot near the bathrooms and walk east toward the Benedict Street entrance southeast of the small pond.

Look for a white Chevy pickup truck with a bright-green “volunteer” sign. 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 360-385-0307 or email rosemarysikes@olympus.net.

'Dance Ceres' on stage

PORT TOWNSEND — Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow participant Madeline Holland Jackson, now known as Rose Kelly, will perform a number from her newly choreographed dance theater production, “Dance Ceres,” at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

The performance, which includes tap numbers, a jazz piece, an aerial silk ballet and a ballroom-style solo, will take place in the Port Townsend High School auditorium, 1500 Van Ness St.

Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested donation of $5 for children ages 5-18 and $7 for adults. Children 5 and younger will be admitted free.

For more information, email Dotti Holland at dottihollandstudios@yahoo.com.


Viking woodcarver

CHIMACUM — Woodcarver Jay Haavik of Seattle will present for the Daughters of Norway, Thea Foss No. 45, at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Attendees will learn of the woodcarving done on a replica of the Oseberg Viking ship buried in the 800s.

Haavik was the lead carver for the project.

Beginning as an artist working with Pacific Northwest coast Native Americans, he now focuses on his Scandinavian heritage.

The public is invited to attend.

For more information, phone 360-379-1802.


Ice worm lecture

FORKS — The Olympic Natural Resources Center invites the community to the next Evening Talks at ONRC program, which will be at 6:30 tonight.

Mike Tetreau will present “Chasing the Ice Worm in Tibet” at the center at 1455 S. Forks Ave.

Ice worms, Mesenchytraeus solifugus, are small annelids that live only on warm, temperate glaciers or permanent snowfields along the Pacific Northwest coast.

They are the largest metazoans known to complete their life cycle exclusively in glacier ice. How they are able to live their entire life at or below the freezing point is just one of their unique attributes.

Tetreau will discuss his research of the worms.

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