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Bluesman John Maxwell will give an outdoor concert Saturday at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center in Coyle. (Photo by Crystal Craig)

Variety of entertainment slated on Peninsula this weekend

Outdoor blues, online Broadway shows, open-air theater, “Hidden History”: These merely scratch the surface of the arts and entertainment picture this weekend. From Ghostlight Productions… Continue reading

Bluesman John Maxwell will give an outdoor concert Saturday at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center in Coyle. (Photo by Crystal Craig)
Pamela Roberts, left, and Sheila Harwood will give a live-streamed Candlelight Concert of summery classical music Thursday evening. (Photo by Howard Gilbert)

‘Melodic, magical’ Candlelight Concert livestream Thursday

Two women will dive headlong into the music they love Thursday night in hopes of lifting hearts and raising support for local… Continue reading

Pamela Roberts, left, and Sheila Harwood will give a live-streamed Candlelight Concert of summery classical music Thursday evening. (Photo by Howard Gilbert)
The 961-foot Serenade of the Seas skirts Point Wilson on its way from Seattle to Alaska. The Royal Caribbean ship, which holds 2,578 passengers, also passed Port Angeles and Sekiu en route to its first stop in Sitka today. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Just passing through

The 961-foot Serenade of the Seas skirts Point Wilson on its way from Seattle to Alaska. The Royal Caribbean ship, which holds 2,578 passengers, also… Continue reading

The 961-foot Serenade of the Seas skirts Point Wilson on its way from Seattle to Alaska. The Royal Caribbean ship, which holds 2,578 passengers, also passed Port Angeles and Sekiu en route to its first stop in Sitka today. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
The barn at Trillium Woods Farm near Quilcene is the setting for free chamber concerts this summer, including last Sunday’s performance by, from left, James Garlick, Richard O’Neill, Jeremy Denk and Ani Aznavoorian. This weekend will bring the final Concerts in the Barn at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Patrons who sit inside the barn must show proof of vaccination. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Fulton Street Players highlight weekend finale

Performances to include 2017 work from Seattle composer

The barn at Trillium Woods Farm near Quilcene is the setting for free chamber concerts this summer, including last Sunday’s performance by, from left, James Garlick, Richard O’Neill, Jeremy Denk and Ani Aznavoorian. This weekend will bring the final Concerts in the Barn at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Patrons who sit inside the barn must show proof of vaccination. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Transit eyes options for electric buses

Board member calls for workshop in 2022

John “Greyhound” Maxwell, left, and Jon Parry dish up blues and swing Saturday afternoon outside the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center in Coyle. Their show was likely to be the last of the season’s Concerts in the Woods series. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Concert in the Woods

John “Greyhound” Maxwell, left, and Jon Parry dish up blues and swing Saturday afternoon outside the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center in Coyle. Their show… Continue reading

John “Greyhound” Maxwell, left, and Jon Parry dish up blues and swing Saturday afternoon outside the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center in Coyle. Their show was likely to be the last of the season’s Concerts in the Woods series. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Retired Port Angeles High School orchestra director Ron Jones leads a chamber ensemble during Friday’s YEA Music! Camp finale concert at Fort Worden State Park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Retired Port Angeles High School orchestra director Ron Jones leads a chamber ensemble during Friday’s YEA Music! Camp finale concert at Fort Worden State Park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Dr. Janel Carlson, left, and her daughter, Dr. Melissa Carlson, are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their family clinic in Uptown Port Townsend. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Clinic celebrates a half-century of chiropractic care

Once there were two married doctors of chiropractic who hoped to start a new life in the West: open a clinic, take… Continue reading

Dr. Janel Carlson, left, and her daughter, Dr. Melissa Carlson, are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their family clinic in Uptown Port Townsend. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Mount Baker provides a spectacular backdrop for K20, a female born in 1986. Orcas can swim 75 miles a day and more, with bursts of speed up to 30 mph, and are capable of diving deeper than 3,000 feet. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)

Marine science center features orcas, salmon

The story of two powerful and interdependent animals, the Southern Resident orcas and the Chinook salmon, unfold in a new exhibit at… Continue reading

Mount Baker provides a spectacular backdrop for K20, a female born in 1986. Orcas can swim 75 miles a day and more, with bursts of speed up to 30 mph, and are capable of diving deeper than 3,000 feet. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)
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Restrictions to be in place for fall celebrations

Wooden Boat Festival open only to those vaccinated or tested

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Chimacum Elementary summer school teacher Michelle Moseley reads “What Do You Do with a Chance?” to her students Tuesday morning. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Classes offer a little more support

Curriculum adds math to playground and school garden

Chimacum Elementary summer school teacher Michelle Moseley reads “What Do You Do with a Chance?” to her students Tuesday morning. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Performer and teacher Kristin Smith, standing on the grass, is among the faculty members hosting a free concert by the YEA Music students this Friday at Fort Worden State Park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Free concert to wrap up music camp

The finale of the YEA Music! Summer Camp arrives with a free concert on the grass at Fort Worden State Park, 200… Continue reading

Performer and teacher Kristin Smith, standing on the grass, is among the faculty members hosting a free concert by the YEA Music students this Friday at Fort Worden State Park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Free storytelling presented Friday

The Out Loud Story Slam performers are lined up. The venue and the virtual connection are ready. All that is needed now: Listeners.… Continue reading

Kyle LeMaire is the new executive director of the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts, which will present this summer’s Concerts on the Pier plus two live performances in Port Angeles in September and October. (Dave Logan/For Peninsula Daily News)
Kyle LeMaire is the new executive director of the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts, which will present this summer’s Concerts on the Pier plus two live performances in Port Angeles in September and October. (Dave Logan/For Peninsula Daily News)

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Art, friendship, music and nature

Just when I think I can’t stand any more sadness, in comes a wave of joy: an Alfredo Arreguin painting I’d never seen before. Everything… Continue reading

Port Townsend acts on pool, traffic, utility fees

Shutoffs moratorium extended though December

Port Townsend Record Show organizer Chuck Moses, who works at Magpie Alley downtown, is preparing for the show Saturday at the American Legion Hall. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend Record Show returns

Vendors bringing wares from all over the state

Port Townsend Record Show organizer Chuck Moses, who works at Magpie Alley downtown, is preparing for the show Saturday at the American Legion Hall. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Following the Takács Quartet’s performance Sunday in the barn at Trillium Woods Farm, Music on the Strait co-artistic directors Richard O’Neill, far left, and James Garlick, center, take a breather. With them are quartet violinists Harumi Rhodes and Edward Dusinberre and cellist András Fejér. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Music on the Strait finales in Port Angeles, Quilcene

Live performances will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Following the Takács Quartet’s performance Sunday in the barn at Trillium Woods Farm, Music on the Strait co-artistic directors Richard O’Neill, far left, and James Garlick, center, take a breather. With them are quartet violinists Harumi Rhodes and Edward Dusinberre and cellist András Fejér. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Pianist Josu de Solaun, left, and Port Angeles Symphony conductor Jonathan Pasternack, pictured in Port Angeles in February 2020, pore over the music they will record this month in the Czech Republic. (Photo by Dorthe Grube Porter/Port Angeles Symphony)

Music project in Czech Republic

Symphony director, solo pianist plan to record concertos

Pianist Josu de Solaun, left, and Port Angeles Symphony conductor Jonathan Pasternack, pictured in Port Angeles in February 2020, pore over the music they will record this month in the Czech Republic. (Photo by Dorthe Grube Porter/Port Angeles Symphony)
Ukuleles Unite! group strummed and sang its way down Lawrence Street in Saturday's Rhododendron Festival Grand Parade. The procession gathered 40 entries and hundreds of spectators to Uptown and downtown Port Townsend.   (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Rhody parade

The 85th annual Rhododendron Festival Grand Parade cruised through Port Townsend on Saturday afternoon. About 40 floats and pedestrian groups, from the North Olympic Orca… Continue reading

Ukuleles Unite! group strummed and sang its way down Lawrence Street in Saturday's Rhododendron Festival Grand Parade. The procession gathered 40 entries and hundreds of spectators to Uptown and downtown Port Townsend.   (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)