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Music, dance and benefits are among the activities offered on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
For other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News' weekly entertainment guide, in today's edition.
'More Than Frybread'
PORT ANGELES — The comedy film “More Than Frybread,” about a fictional fry-bread competition among Native American tribes, will screen at the Elwha Heritage Center, 401 E. First St., at 6:30 p.m. tonight.
The public is invited.
Admission is free to the screening, which is in honor of Native Heritage Month.
The center has more information at 360-417-8545.
In the 93-minute, PG-rated movie, Tatanka Means portrays Buddy Begay, a Navajo fry-bread star who draws crowds to his food truck.
At the World Wide Frybread Association contest, he meets Sunshine Smith (Dey Gomez) and her jealous twin sister, Stormy (Gomez's real-life twin, Nite), among other characters.
The film takes a larger-than-life turn as four contestants battle their way to compete for the title in the championship round.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 360-417-8545.
PORT ANGELES — CrossFit ThunderRidge, 325½ W. Second St., will hold a food bank fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.
A free CrossFit workout is planned to move donated food from CrossFit ThunderRidge to the Port Angeles Food Bank, located nearby on Valley Street.
No previous CrossFit experience is required.
Food donations are requested for participation.
Heats will be held at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
For more information, phone 360-477-8455 or visit www.crossfitthunderridge.com.
PORT ANGELES — The Elks Naval Lodge, 131 E. First St., will host a fundraiser/membership drive breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
The menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, danish, juice and coffee.
Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children 10 and younger.
For more information, phone 360-457-3355.
Keep homes safe
AGNEW — A neighborhood watch presentation for residents of the Solmar community and the public will be held at the Agnew Friends Hall, 1241 N. Barr Road, at 6:30 tonight.
An overview of the program aimed at reducing crime will be given along with how to “target harden” homes and report incidents to the Clallam County Sheriff's Office.
For more information, phone 360-683-6051.
Eight poets to read
SEQUIM — Eight poets, all of whom have published their work in the new book Last Wednesday: A Pacific Northwest Anthology of Poetry, will appear at Rainshadow Coffee Roasting Co., 157 W. Cedar St., tonight.
The event is part of the Writers on the Spit's Fourth Friday Readings series.
Ruth Marcus, Gene Bradbury, Howard Chadwick, Judith Duncan, Jim Fisher, Mary Jill Klay, George Lindamood and Terry Moore will offer their poetry starting at 6:30 p.m., and listeners are invited to come early for coffee and treats.
For details about today's reading and guidelines for the open-mic section, email Marcus at RMarcus@olypen.com.
SEQUIM — A dessert auction benefit and speaker panel on “A Message of Hope” will be presented at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.
The fundraiser will support the purchase and distribution of “Hope for Today” and Al-Anon newcomers packets in jails, prisons and other institutions.
Four Al-Anon and Alcoholic Anonymous speakers will share their stories about taking meetings on the “inside” in jail.
There will be a 50-50 drawing and live and silent dessert auctions.
For more information, contact Anne Fuller at 360-504-2465 or email@example.com.
Choir benefit set
SEQUIM — A spaghetti dinner and silent auction benefit for the Sequim High School Choir is set from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Sequim High School Choir Boosters will host the benefit at the high school cafeteria, 601 N. Sequim Ave.
The choir plans a trip to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall this spring.
The dinner will include spaghetti, salad and garlic bread.
Cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple.
Silent auction items include Seattle Seahawks tickets, a day of fishing with guide and Peninsula Daily News columnist Pat Neal, a day of birding with former Dungeness River Audubon Center Director Bob Boekelheide, a tour of the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center, a Zumba fitness party and various baskets and gift certificates from local businesses.
For more information or to make a donation to help fund the trip, contact Scott Gordon at 360-460-5636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEQUIM — That Takes the Cake at 171 Washington St. will celebrate receiving an award with an after-hours open house from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.
KING-TV television program “Evening Magazine” awarded the Sequim bakery its Best Cake award in its annual Best of Western Washington viewer poll.
To celebrate, bakery owners Paul and Sue Boucher will host the open house, serving top-selling cake flavors as a thank-you to voters and the community.
Voters gave That Takes the Cake more than 10 percent of the overall votes received for the 95 bakeries nominated in the category.
That Takes the Cake has been voted in the Top 10 eight times and finished third last year.
For more information, phone That Takes the Cake at 360-565-6272.
Bike clinic set
SEQUIM — A free winter bike clinic is planned at All Around Bikes at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The clinic, “Chain Maintenance for Wet, Wintry Months,” will be at the shop, which formerly was Mike's Bikes, at 150 W. Sequim Bay Road.
SEQUIM — Caleb Wilson of the Border Patrol's Aviation Division will discuss how the Border Patrol maintains the security of the international border and what pilots need to know about those operations at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Wilson will speak to the Experimental Aviation Association No. 430 at Hangar No. 15 at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane.
The event is free and open to the public.
Sequim growth plans
SEQUIM — Two public workshops on how the city should plan for growth are planned Saturday.
City officials are seeking public comment as they update the comprehensive plan, a process called Sequim 120.
The workshops will be at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St.
Each workshop can accommodate about 50 people and will include a variety of interactive activities, including “pulse pad” preference polling on neighborhood character and form, mapping activities and discussion.
For more information, visit www.sequimwa.gov.
Band Lab CD
PORT TOWNSEND — Band Lab will celebrate the release of its debut CD, called “Band Lab,” with a dance party at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., at 6 tonight.
Admission is free for youths 16 and younger, and $5 for older folks.
A portion of proceeds will help fund band members' travel to Guatemala on a service trip in 2014, said Barb Trailer, the mother of Band Lab singer and keyboard player Hanna Trailer, 16.
During today's concert from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., “there will be dancing and food, and it'll be lots of fun, so come check it out,” said Odette Jennings, Band Lab's electric violin-keyboard-bass player.
Hanna and Odette, along with drummer Rowan Halpin, singer-keyboard player Corbin Reimnitz, bassist Declan Goldenboggen and guitarist Shae Weinblatt Dey, are inviting more of their musician friends to join them for the concert.
PT grange dance
PORT TOWNSEND — Jim Nyby and the F Street Band will perform New Orleans blues and rock 'n' roll with a touch of Zydeco dance Saturday.
The performance will be at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.
A dance lesson kicks off the evening at 7 p.m. Live music and dancing are from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Cover is $12 for adults, with a discount for children.
The band formed in 2005, with its first gig a benefit for Hurricane Katrina victims.
Band members are Jim Nyby on piano, accordion and vocals; Bruce Cannavaro on bass; Joy Qualey on tenor saxophone; Daniel Neville on baritone saxophone; Bill Kiely on percussion; and Curt Munnich on drums and rub-board.
For more information, phone 360-385-1667 or email email@example.com.
Fiddler jam slated
CHIMACUM — The Washington Old Time Fiddlers will jam and perform from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
They will play at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.
Admission is free.
FORKS — Forks Alternative School will seek donations for the Forks Food Bank today.
Volunteers will drive a yellow school bus as they go door to door from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
They will start in the Tera Eden neighborhood and go on to the Robin Hood Loop.
Affordable Care Act
CLALLAM BAY — Susie Brandelius will present a seminar on the Affordable Care Act at the Clallam Bay Library, 16990 state Highway 112, at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Brandelius, who works for Information & Assistance, a division of the Olympic Area Agency on Aging, will discuss the health care legislation, answer questions and assist people in signing up for health insurance.
This seminar is designed to help citizens make educated and informed decisions about their health care options.
This presentation is free and open to the public.
The Affordable Care Act is a federal law meant to provide health care for more Americans and control rising national health care costs.
The act calls for state-based health care exchanges where insurance policies can be purchased, and it provides for subsidies and tax credits to make the premiums more affordable.
Open enrollment in the exchanges began Oct. 1.
For more information phone 360-963-2414, email ClallamBay@nols.org or visit the library website at www.nols.org.