Comedy production, history presentations among weekend activities on Peninsula

A high school comedy production, a presentation on the legacy of Teddy Roosevelt and another on the history of aprons are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more about this weekend’s Sequim Art Walk and information about other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly arts and entertainment section included with today’s PDN.

Information also is available in the interactive calendar at www.peninsula


Theater tryouts

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Community Players Children’s Theater will hold tryouts for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” based on the children’s book by Barbara Robinson, at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse from 6 to 8 tonight.

There are roles for children — nine principal roles, eight roles with a few speaking lines and many extras to be angels and shepherds — as well as adult roles for four men and six women at the playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Children also will sing carols, but the ability to sing is not required.

Children also can be part of the production in numerous backstage roles.

All children ages 6 to 18 are welcome.

The play will take the stage for four performances Dec. 16, 17 and 18.

Rehearsals will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 8 through Dec. 13, then shift to evening rehearsals from Dec. 14 to 15.

There will be no rehearsal on Thanksgiving Day.

Not all actors will be needed for every rehearsal; it will depend on what scenes are being rehearsed. Everyone who is cast in a role that is rehearsing is expected to be at every rehearsal.

For more information, phone Barbara Frederick at 360-477-5044.

History tales

PORT ANGELES — The program “Apron On/Apron Off” will be featured at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales presentation at the First United Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

This event is free and open to the public.

The program will be held in the social hall at 110 E. Seventh St. Parking and entry are on Laurel Street.

Irene Wyman and Kathy Estes of the Historical Society will make a presentation and bring aprons from the society’s extensive collection.

These include nail aprons from local lumber companies, children’s pinafores and women’s aprons from the practical to the frilly.

Audience members are encouraged to wear or bring an apron from home and share their memories of that apron.

For further information, phone 360-452-2662 or email

Achievement Day

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County 4-H will host an Achievement Day at the county fairgrounds from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Pizza will be served and there also will be ice-cream sundaes at the fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St.

United Way

PORT ANGELES — United Way of Clallam County and some local restaurants will offer discounts on some beverages Saturday.

At Bada Coffee Bar, $1 from every 16-ounce drink will be donated to United Way.

At Next Door Gastropub, the proceeds from every pint will be donated to United Way.

At Barhop, $1 from any beer will be donated to United Way.

For more information, call 360-457-3011.

LiFT Program

PORT ANGELES — LiFT, a family program bringing high school students and adults together to share values, strengthen family bonds and talk, will meet at the North Olympic Skills Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The program is for high school students and a close adult in their lives, such as a parent, grandparent, relative or close family friend, at 905 W. Ninth St.

LiFT is a free five-hour program where parents and teens can connect about health and communication, have fun together, get food and snacks, and win gift cards and prizes.

LiFT involves completing surveys to evaluate the program.

For more information, contact Bree Galbreath at 517-256-8895 or email

Breakfast fundraiser

PORT ANGELES — The Center for Spiritual Living will host a chicken and waffles fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Suggested donation will be $10 at the center, 254 N. Bagley Creek Road.

Cook Timothy Mason will prepare chicken and waffles in support of his upcoming trip to Alabama to pick up his two boys.

Go to to donate and reserve a meal.

For information, contact the Rev. Trisha Burson-Johnson at 714-642-4925 or email

Camp Fire bake sale

PORT ANGELES — A newly formed Camp Fire Club will have a bake sale fundraiser at Swain’s General Store on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The funds generated at the sale at 602 E. First St. will help provide children’s uniforms, emblems and other supplies that are required to participate in the club.

For more information on the club, visit www.face


PTHS comedy

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend High School students will present John Bishop’s “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium.

Performances will continue Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at the auditorium, 1500 Van Ness St.

Tickets for adults are $10, $3 for children younger 12.

Tickets will be available at the door only.

All proceeds will benefit future productions.

For information, call the high school office at 360-379-4520 or email

Writer reading

PORT TOWNSEND — Best-selling author Pam Houston will present a free reading at Writers’ Workshoppe and Imprint Books at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Seating for the free event will begin at 6:15 p.m. at 820 Water St.

Houston is the author of two novels, “Contents May Have Shifted” and “Sight Hound”; two collections of short stories, “Cowboys Are My Weakness” and “Waltzing the Cat”; and a collection of essays, “A Little More About Me,” all published by W.W. Norton.

Her stories have been selected for volumes of The O. Henry Awards, The 2013 Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories of the Century.

For more information, phone Anna Quinn at 360-379-2617.

Work party

PORT TOWNSEND — The Friends of Fort Worden will host a work party to clear invasive English ivy at Fort Worden State Park at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Volunteers should gather at the parking lot near the School of Woodworking at 200 Battery Way by 9:30 a.m.

Participants should bring gloves and water.

Conversation Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet at 11:45 a.m. today to talk about “Woulda — Shoulda — Coulda.”

The public is invited to take part in discussions at Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar, 842 Washington St.

For more information, go to www.conversation

Discounted swim

PORT TOWNSEND — Mountain View Pool will offer a discounted open swim from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

Everyone is invited to swim for $2 at the pool, 1919 Blaine St.

The whole pool will be dedicated to play. Noodles, rings and other floating toys will be available.

No lap lanes will be offered. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.

For more information, phone 360-385-7665, email or visit

Poetry readings

PORT TOWNSEND — Deborah Kate Hammond and Alice Van Beuzekom will read selections from their personal poetry at 7 p.m. Saturday at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

The free event is open to the public at the fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

Refreshments will be served.

Hammond is an animal caretaker and mother of two who lives in Port Townsend.

Van Beuzekom is a native New Yorker whose ancestors rowed across Long Island Sound from Connecticut to colonize the tip of Long Island.

‘Return of Magic Land’

PORT TOWNSEND — Key City Public Theatre will host a one-night performance of “The Return of Magic Land” at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $15 at the theater, located at 419 Washington St.

For information, go to

Film screening

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Film Festival will host a showing of the locally filmed movie “By Us” at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Rose Theatre, 235 Taylor St.

The movie by Patricia Van Ryker and Ron Colby premiered at the 2016 film festival.

For information, call 360-379-1333 or email


Pancake breakfast

SEQUIM — Sequim Prairie Grange members will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets will be $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 10 at the grange, 290 Macleay Road.

In addition to pancakes, the menu will include ham, eggs and a beverage.

Proceeds will go toward the maintenance of the building and other grange activities.

Fundraiser breakfast

SEQUIM — Scouts from Troop 1498 will host a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s restaurant from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, 130 River Road, for $10 per person.

The breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, juice, coffee, tea, butter and syrup.

Applebee’s staffers do the cooking while the Scouts do wait-staff duties and greet patrons.

Money raised will help Scouts travel to the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico in June.

For more information, email the troop

Thrift shop open

SEQUIM —The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The shop at 204 W. Bell St. has holiday decorations, furniture and living room accessories, designer handbags, shoes, fine jewelry and scarves, and special pieces of dishware for holiday meals.

All white-tagged items will be marked half-price.

Volunteers and consignors are needed.

Call 360-683-7044 for more information.

Elks bingo

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge will host bingo games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission will be free at the lodge at 143 Port Williams Road.

Minimum buy-in for the game is $10, and the Elks will offer popular bingo games, including progressive.

Players must be 18 or older.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.

All proceeds will go to the Elks scholarship program, charities supported by the Elks and lodge operating costs.

Fifth Avenue dance

SEQUIM — The public is invited to dance with The Cat’s Meow Swing Quartet from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at The Fifth Avenue.

Admission will be $5 for the public and $4 for Shipley Center members at The Fifth Avenue, 500 W. Hendrickson Road.

Cat’s Meow will perform big-band, Dixieland, Latin and other genres of music.

For information, call 360-638-3345 or email aj@the

Discussion group

SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon today at the Sequim Library.

This week’s discussion at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., will be about Cuba and the U.S.

The suggested background reading for this week’s discussion will be an article, “Cuba and the U.S.,” from the 2016 edition of Great Decisions published by the Foreign Police Association.

New members are welcome. For information, call 360-683-9622 or email jc


Sugar skulls

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library will host a family art project from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The project will be making El Dia de los Muertas felt sugar skulls.

The free classes are designed for adults and children to create and explore a variety of art mediums together. The class begins with a demonstration and art conversation followed by creative work time.

Made of black-and-white wool felt and dangling from a strand of sturdy twine, sugar skulls play an important part in Mexican culture when “The Day of the Dead” is celebrated.

Participants will hand-cut, hand-embroider and hand-stuff each skull, then create mini embroidered expressions on each.

All materials will be provided. Space in the workshops is limited. Sign up at the library or call 360-385-6544 to register.

For more information about this program, visit or call 360-385-6544.

First Friday tour

PORT HADLOCK — The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding will hold free tours of its campus at 3:30 p.m. today.

No reservation is necessary at the school, 42 N. Water St.

For information, go to

Beach cleanup

PORT HADLOCK —Friends of Chimacum Creek will host a cleanup at Irondale Beach from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Volunteers are asked to bring garden gloves and garbage bags to the cleanup at 562 Moore St.

For information, call Susie Learned at 360-531-0167 or email sb@seacraft


Lions breakfast

JOYCE — The Port Angeles Lions Club will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Crescent Bay Lions Club from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger at the club, state Highway 112 and Holly Hill Road. The menu includes eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham, bacon or sausage, and coffee or tea.

Proceeds will support Crescent High School yearbooks, scholarships for seniors, holiday food baskets, glasses for the needy and other community projects.


Dance lessons

FORKS — The Rainforest Council for the Arts will host community dance lessons at Forks Congregational Church from 7 to 9 tonight.

Admission will be by donation at the church, 280 Spartan Ave. The lessons will include basic waltz, ballroom and folk dances.

Newcomers are welcome at any time. Partners are not required, and changes will occur frequently.

This is a beginners-level class, but dancers of all levels of experience are welcome.

Zombie fun run

FORKS — The Forks Zombie Fun Run will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday on the Olympic Natural Resources Center trail.

Entry is $25 and includes a T-shirt at the run on South Forks Avenue.

The run will benefit the West End Business and Professional Association for holiday festivities and city decorations. For information, go to

Veterans dinner

FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge will host a veterans dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday.

The dinner will be free to all veterans and by donation to all others at the lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

Donations will be used to support veterans in the community. The menu will include salad, spaghetti with meat sauce or plain sauce and garlic bread, coffee, tea and dessert.

For information, call the lodge at 360-374-2524.


Work party

DISCOVERY BAY — Youth Environmental Stewards will host a work party for a restoration planting project at Snow Creek from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Volunteers will build large planter boxes, push wheelbarrows of soil to fill them and pull invasive ivy species. From Port Townsend, follow state Highway 20 to U.S. Highway 101 south. Turn left onto U.S. 101 and proceed approximately 3 miles.

Turn right at mile marker 286 before the Crocker Lake parking area. Volunteers should park at the old grain silos.

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