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Plants and seeds will be exchanged in Port Townsend. The Easter Bunny will visit Sequim. Trees will be given away and kids can fish for free in Port Angeles.
These are a few of the activities planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
For information about the Port Angeles Symphony’s last concert of the season, Second Weekend art events in Port Angeles and 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.
PORT TOWNSEND — Poet and author Joseph Stroud will read samples of his work at 7:30 tonight.
Centrum is hosting the free public reading of his work at Fort Worden State Park, Building 262.
Stroud is in residence at Centrum for an April poetry symposium.
He is the author of five books of poetry and has earned a Pushcart Prize. In 2006, he was selected by the Poet Laureate of the United States for a Witter Bynner Fellowship in Poetry from the Library of Congress.
His most recent book, Of This World, received the San Francisco Poetry Center Book of the Year Award and was also a finalist for the PEN Literary Award USA, the Commonwealth California Book of the Year and the Northern California Book of the Year.
For more information, visit Centrum’s website at www.centrum.org or phone 360-385-3102.
PORT TOWNSEND — The third annual Plant and Seed Exchange will be held at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The event is organized by Ashley Kehl and his partner, Jennimae Hilliard, and will be held outdoors under canopies and in the Quimper Grange hall.
Bring extra seeds, plant divisions, spare potted plants, bare roots, bulbs and whatever else needs relocating.
Books will be available to help answer plant and seed questions.
For more information, phone Kehl at 360-821-2092 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — Susan Hutchinson, chairwoman of the state Republican Party, will speak at the Jefferson County Republicans’ annual Lincoln Day Lunch on Saturday.
The event will begin at 11 a.m. with a social hour and silent auction at the Port Townsend Elks Club, 555 Otto St.
The cost is $40 per person or $75 per couple for a lunch of fillet beef skewers or sesame chicken skewers.
Other speakers will be Fredi Simpson, state committeewoman, representative to the Republican National Committee; and Jeff Kent, state committeeman, representative to the committee.
Attendees are asked to make reservations by phoning 360-343-4041 or emailing email@example.com.
For more information, phone Gene Farr at 360-343-4041 or visit www.JeffGOP.com.
Outdoor Club hike
PORT TOWNSEND — Olympic Outdoor Club members will hike the Gibbs Lake Trail on Saturday.
This is an easy hike of 2.5 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 160 feet and a high point of 480 feet.
For start time and location, as well as requirements, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farmers market open
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Farmers Market is now open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 600 block of Tyler Street, between Lawrence and Clay streets uptown.
A 30-minute parking lot is available on Clay between Tyler and Polk streets (between the dentist’s office and Pane d’Amore).
For more information, phone 360-379-9098, email email@example.com or visit http://tinyurl.com/pdn-jeffcomarkets.
Free Family Swim
PORT TOWNSEND — A Free Family Swim will be held at Mountain View Pool, 1919 Blaine St., from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
This is the first in a series of “Second Sunday Swims.”
Swimmers younger than 8 must be accompanied in the water by an adult 18 or older.
For a free YMCA shuttle from Brinnon and Quilcene or for more information, phone 360-385-5811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jesus Parade in PT
PORT TOWNSEND — A Palm Sunday Jesus Parade is planned at Townsite Plaza on Sunday.
Gathering and organization will begin at 2 p.m. The parade will begin at 3 p.m., lasting about 10 minutes.
Refreshments will follow at Adams Street Park.
Participants from Sequim Valley Foursquare and Sequim Vineyard & Storehouse Church of Poulsbo will play live music on trailers as the parade moves down Water Street.
Other parade attendees of Jefferson and Clallam counties will pray and pass out Christian literature along the parade route.
The local community is invited to join in the parade.
For more information, visit www.palmsundayparade.blogspot.com, phone Dennis Feten at 360-531-2465 or email email@example.com.
CHIMACUM — Thea Foss No. 45 Daughters of Norway will hear and participate in “The Scandinavian Immigrant Experience,” presented by Susan Remmele at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The event is open to the public.
Remmele will choose and direct members to become participants in her presentation.
For more information, phone 360-379-1802.
Dana Cooper to sing
COYLE — Singer Dana Cooper will perform at the Concerts in the Woods at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center at 7:30 tonight.
Admission is by donation. All ages are welcome at the community center at 923 Hazel Point Road.
Cooper, who grew up in Independence, Mo., released his debut album, featuring Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel and Jim Horn, in 1973. He’s now preparing for his 25th record.
For more information or directions to the community center, visit www.CoyleConcerts.com or phone 360-765-3449, and to find out more about Cooper, visit www.DanaCooperMusic.com.
April book talk set
SEQUIM — The Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., is hosting its April book discussion from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Registration is not required for the free event, and drop-ins are welcome.
April 1865: The Month That Saved America, a reassessment of the Civil War’s close by Jay Winik, will be discussed.
Copies are available at the library and through the catalog at www.nols.org.
Phone Emily Sly at 360-683-1161 or email Sequim@nols.org.
Scout lawn aeration
SEQUIM — As a fundraiser, Sequim Boy Scout Troop 1498 will offer lawn aeration services Saturday and Sunday.
The cost is $49 for up to a quarter-acre.
Owners need not be home for the service but need to have lawns mowed, underground sprinkler heads marked and pet waste picked up.
Checks should be made payable to Boy Scout Troop 1498.
To sign up for service, phone 360-681-2784 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deaf Coffee House
SEQUIM — Sequim Deaf Coffee House will meet in Sequim Community Church’s Geneva Hall, 960 N. Fifth Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEQUIM — Gary Zimmerman, president of the Fiske Genealogy Library, will present the program “Using City Directories for Your Research” during the general meeting of the Clallam County Genealogical Society that begins at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The two-hour meeting will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.
Visitors can arrive early for conversation and refreshments.
For more information, phone 360-417-5000.
Sequim book sale
SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library group will conduct its monthly book sale at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Items of special interest include 400 DVDs, a large selection of craft instruction books and older out-of-print collectible books.
There are also 350 back issues of various woodworking magazines.
All magazines are free.
Proceeds of the sale fund programs at the Sequim Library.
SEQUIM — The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula will host a Bunny Breakfast at the Sequim club, 400 W. Fir St., from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The cost is $5 per person; children younger than 5 will be admitted free.
Pancakes will be served, the Easter Bunny will visit, and there will be photo opportunities, an egg hunt, face painting, Easter basket raffles and performances by club kids.
Tickets can be purchased at Dungeness Kids, 990 E. Washington St., E-103; That Takes the Cake, 171 W. Washington St.; Odyssey Bookshop, 114 W. Front St., Port Angeles; or the club.
For more information, contact Tessa Jackson at 360-683-8095 or email@example.com.
Outdoor Club hike
SEQUIM — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Gray Wolf River Trail on Sunday.
This is a moderately easy hike of 8.4 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 800 feet and a high point of 1,500 feet.
For start time and location, as well as requirements, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Fishing Derby
PORT ANGELES — Prizes for the biggest fish will be awarded at the city of Port Angeles Kids Fishing Derby, set from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Some 1,500 fish from the Sol Duc Hatchery have been added to the ponds at Lincoln Park, which is in the area of 1500 W. Lauridsen Blvd., east of William R. Fairchild International Airport.
Fishing is free for children 14 and younger. Participants should bring their fishing gear. No fishing licenses are needed.
Free hot dogs will be served by the Olympic Kiwanis who, along with the Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishers and the city Parks and Recreation Department, are sponsoring the derby.
Prizes for the largest fish caught will be given in different age groups, said Betra Rengiil, city recreation coordinator assistant.
Tree giveaway Saturday
PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Timber Action Committee will host its annual tree giveaway from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.
Douglas firs, cedars, spruces and hemlocks will be provided for free at the Green Crow parking lot, 727 E. Eighth St.
These are not ornamental trees and will grow very large. They need to be planted immediately.
There may be a limited quantity of Christmas tree stock available for sale, with proceeds going to the committee’s scholarship fund.
Indie rock at library
PORT ANGELES — Hey Marseilles, a Seattle band known for its brand of orchestral folk-pop, will give a free concert at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., tonight.
The group’s performance is part of the quarterly Art Blast, which will start at 6:30 p.m. with a free art show and reception.
The public is invited to see the library’s spring display of art by Cindy Elstrom, Jack Galloway, Pam Russell, John Teichert and Port Angeles High School students Bailey Beckett and Bob Simpson.
Following the reception and refreshments, Hey Marseilles will step up at 7 p.m.
For more about this and other North Olympic Library System events, visit www.NOLS.org or phone the Port Angeles Library at 360-417-8500.
PORT ANGELES — The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Clallam County will sponsor a Family-to-Family Education Program starting Saturday.
Course participants will meet at Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St., from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Saturday.
The free 12-week course is designed to meet the needs of family members and close friends of an adult with a mental illness.
Information on bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and co-occurring disorders will be presented, along with coping skills for handling crises and relapse.
The course is facilitated by trained family member volunteers.
Curriculum for these classes was written by an experienced family member/mental health professional.
Class size is limited; early registration is advised.
For more information or to register, phone 360-452-5244.
PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers Association will host a meeting that focuses on installing bee packages at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The free hourlong meeting will be at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
Swing, ballroom dance
PORT ANGELES — An evening of ballroom and swing dancing will be held at the Scandia Hall, Sons of Norway Lodge 37, 131 W. Fifth St., from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Sunday.
No partner is needed, and instruction will be provided.
Family Fun Night
JOYCE — The Crescent Honor Society will host a Family Fun Night fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.
The event in the Crescent School cafeteria, 50350 state Highway 112, will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Admission will be $2 for adults and $1 for students.
Pizza by the slice will be $2 and pizza with a drink, $2.50; drinks alone will be $1.
The evening will be filled with card, board and outside games.
Put a team together and RSVP by phoning 360-928-3311, ext. 1042, or emailing email@example.com.
Those who don’t have a team already will be assigned to one. The teams will compete in a tournament of family-friendly games for silly prizes.
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.