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“Woofstock,” a fundraiser featuring dogs, and an early Easter egg hunt are among the events planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
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.peninsuladaily
PORT ANGELES — The Capernaum Center for Autism will host “Woofstock,” its inaugural fundraiser, at 1527 E. Front St. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is free to the public event, which will feature face painting, photos with dogs, K-9 demonstrations, freestyle and Frisbee demos, raffle baskets, a hippie costume contest and dog-owner costume contests.
Games and the bouncy house require tickets: one ticket is 50 cents, 12 tickets are $5, and 25 tickets cost $10.
For more information, email woofstockportangeles.com or visit www.capernaumcenter.com.
PORT ANGELES — A free talk and artist’s reception are scheduled this afternoon as a new show opens at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center.
“Surroundings: Painting Nature’s Chaos” features 19 multi-paneled works by Oregon painter Greg Navratil, who will discuss his art at 4 p.m. today.
The reception follows from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; there’s no charge for these events at the center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
“Surroundings,” which opened Thursday, will stay on display till May 11.
For details, phone 360-457-3532 or visit www.PAFAC.org.
PORT ANGELES — The Harlem Gospel Choir will fill the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center with reverent song tonight.
This Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts concert will get started at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at 304 E. Park Ave., with tickets ranging from $15 to $35 for adults or $10 for children aged 14 and younger.
Outlets include Port Book and News, 104 E. First St., and the foundation’s site, www.JFFA.org.
YMCA family night
PORT ANGELES — The community is invited to a special “Hip Hop Hustle” dance class during tonight’s free Family Night at the YMCA, 302 S. Francis St.
Families can learn easy hip-hop dance moves, romp in the bounce house, play Wii sports, enjoy tumbling in the mat room and much more. The dance class is for anyone 10 and older from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Free Family Nights are one way the Y strives to eliminate barriers to physical activity, said CEO Kyle Cronk.
“We believe that families that play together are happier and have stronger bonds,” he said.
Free Family Nights will continue the first Friday of every month through May.
For more information, phone the Y at 360-452-9244 or visit www.clallamcountyymca.org.
PORT ANGELES — Training for volunteers interested in collecting data for the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Room 160 at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.
There is no charge to attend, but participants should plan to provide a $20 refundable deposit for a volunteer kit.
In the training, survey team staff will teach how to use the custom Beached Birds field guide and work on new skills with actual specimens.
Volunteers systematically count and identify bird carcasses that wash ashore along ocean beaches from Northern California to Alaska.
No experience with birds is required, but volunteers must make a commitment to survey a specific beach section each month.
Training activities take place indoors. Saturday’s session will include a break for a brown bag lunch.
Weekend access to the courthouse is through the doors facing north toward Fourth Street.
To reserve a space at a training session, phone 206-221-6893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants should phone 206-221-6893 or visit www.coasst.org for additional information on events and training.
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam Country Amateur Radio Club will host technician and general license instruction classes and an exam at the Port Angeles Fire Station, 102 E. Fifth St., this Saturday, as well as April 12 and 19.
Classes are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
These three days will be based on chapters from the American Radio Relay League technician or general class manual.
The program is free and taught by local members of the Clallam County Amateur Radio Club and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service group. For the examination, though, there is a $15 processing fee.
Class candidates can order the books directly from www.arrl.org/catalog or purchase them through Dennis Tilton at 360-452-1217.
To register, phone Chuck Jones at 360-452-4672 or Tilton.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Lions Club will hold a rummage sale at the Clallam County Fairgrounds’ Home Arts Building, 1608 W. 16th St., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Proceeds from the sale help support the community’s need for eye exams and eyeglasses, wheelchair ramps, scholarships and the area’s food bank.
Garden swap set
PORT ANGELES — A Clallam County garden swap will take place in the Fairview Bible Church parking lot, 385 O’Brien Road, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Traders can exchange gardening information as well as plant materials.
Many gardeners share plants from the abundance of their gardens; there is always a pile of plants free for sharing at the swap.
Cookies and chocolate work like money at the garden swap, too.
For more information, email Jacqueline Medina at email@example.com.
Easter egg hunt at pool
PORT ANGELES — William Shore Memorial Pool, 255 E. Fifth St., is throwing an “Easter Egg-stravaganza” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
All are welcome to attend, and the cost is $5.25 per person.
Plastic eggs, some filled with prizes, will be thrown into the pool for kids to hunt using a mesh collecting bag. At the end of the event, kids will cash in their prizes and receive a goodie bag of treats.
Parents must accompany children 7 and younger in the water.
For more information, phone the pool at 360-417-9767.
‘Olive’s’ last hurrahs
SEQUIM — “Olive and the Bitter Herbs,” the Readers Theatre Plus comedy at the Sequim Prairie Grange Hall, has arrived at its closing weekend.
Olive (Barbara Drennan), her gay neighbors (Pat Owens and Peter Greene) and her suitor, Sylvan (Don White), take the stage for New York-style humor and epiphanies at 7:30 tonight and Saturday and finally 2 p.m. Sunday at the grange hall, 290 Macleay Road.
Tickets are $10 in advance at Odyssey Books, 114 W. Front St., and Purple Haze Lavender, 127 W. Washington St., Sequim, or $12 at the door.
Proceeds will benefit the Clallam County Genealogical Society.
More details are at www.ReadersTheatrePlus.com.
SEQUIM — The Great Decisions Discussion Group will discuss “Israel and the U.S.” at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon today.
The discussion is free. New members are welcome.
Discussion topics, which concern domestic and foreign policy issues, are taken from the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions 2014 Briefing Book and from Foreign Affairs, the bimonthly publication of the Council on Foreign Relations.
For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/SequimGreatDecisionsDiscussion.
Raising chicks talk
SEQUIM — The Co-op Farm and Garden has announced chick season at the store and will offer a seminar on raising chickens at 216 E. Washington St. at 11 a.m. Saturday.
During the seminar, Roger Lampitt from Land o’ Lakes/Purina will discuss the basics of raising backyard chickens.
There will be a question-and-answer session following the free class.
Chicks will be available for purchase through the first weekend in May.
For more information, phone 360-683-411 or visit www.theco-opfarmandgarden.com.
SEQUIM — As part of the Family Flicks series, the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., will present “Finding Nemo” at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Offered the first Saturday of each month through May, this free family movie series presents children’s classics, trivia, popcorn and beverages.
“Finding Nemo” tells the story of Marlin, an overprotective fish father who, along with a regal tang fish named Dory, undertakes a search for his abducted son, Nemo.
For information on this and other programs for families, phone 360-683-1161, email Youth@nols.org or visit www.nols.org.
SEQUIM — Players of all levels are invited to join Scrabble games at the LARC Gallery, 425 E. Washington St., every Sunday at 1 p.m.
There is no cost to play, and LARC provides two boards, a dictionary and light refreshments.
For more information, phone 360-775-9816.
Outdoor Club hike
SEQUIM — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Dungeness Spit Trail on Sunday.
This is a moderately easy hike of 11 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 130 feet and a high point of 130 feet.
For start time and location, as well as requirements, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indoor RC flying
PORT TOWNSEND — A chance to pilot remote-controlled helicopters and airplanes will be offered in the Mountain View Commons gym, 1925 Blaine St., from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.
First-time nonmembers of the YMCA are admitted free. Members pay $20 per quarter.
The event is appropriate for ages 8 to adult; children ages 5 to 7 are allowed depending on skill.
Bring equipment or try someone else’s aircraft.
For more information, phone Jeff Kelety at 360-379-4178.
Pair of concerts
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Community Chorus will present “A Night at the Opera, a Day in the Country,” concerts featuring the music of Aaron Copland as well as songs from “La Traviata” and “Madame Butterfly,” tonight and Sunday.
First, the 76-voice chorus will step up tonight at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Franklin St., Port Townsend.
The second concert will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Chimacum High School auditorium, 91 West Valley Road.
Tickets are a suggested $15 donation at the door. Those who want to purchase in advance can visit Crossroads Music, 2100 Lawrence St., Port Townsend.
Also, for the Chimacum concert, patrons may visit www.ptchorus.org and buy tickets for $13.50.
For information about the chorus, phone 360-385-1402.
Outdoor Club hike
PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Port Townsend Waterfront and Gallery Walk on Saturday.
For start time and location, as well as requirements, email email@example.com.
Farmers market starts
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Farmers Market starts Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 600 block of Tyler Street, uptown between Lawrence and Clay streets.
The market is open every Saturday through October except May 17, Rhody Parade day.
There is a 30-minute parking lot on Clay between Tyler and Polk street (between the dentist’s office and Pane d’Amore).
For more information, phone 360-379-9098 or visit www.jeffersoncountyfarmersmarket.org.
Spring Flea Market
JOYCE — Crescent Grange No. 1123 will host its Spring Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday.
The market will be at the Grange Hall, 50870 state Highway 112.
Vendors will be in the hall and parking lot. Lunch will be served, and there will be a bake sale in the kitchen.
Phone Lelah Singhose at 360-457-5944 to sign up to contribute pies or offer to help.
Spring Bake Sale
JOYCE — The Joyce Fire Department Auxiliary will host its Spring Bake Sale at the Joyce General Store, 50893 state Highway 112, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Easter breads, cookies and other baked goods will be available to shoppers along with an Easter basket raffle, with proceeds to support the fire department and Junior Fire Department scholarships.
For more information, phone Donna Buck at 360-928-2177.
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.
Also joining the Lions are Dave and Rosalie Secord of Luck of the Draw, who will play for breakfast guests.
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.
FORKS — The University of Washington’s Olympic Natural Resources Center, 1455 S. Forks Ave., invites the public to a talk titled “Taking the Pulse of Washington’s Wetlands: How Will They Respond to a Changing Climate?” at 6:30 tonight.
Meghan Halabisky, a doctoral student in the Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Lab at the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, will give the presentation and introduce new cutting-edge tools using LiDAR, satellite imagery, computer pattern recognition and hydrologic modeling used to study the past and future of freshwater wetlands.
For more information, email Theresa Santman at firstname.lastname@example.org.