Ava Erickson of Quilcene models “Popcorn Madness,” her creation for the 2019 Port Townsend Wearable Art Show. The 2020 event takes place Saturday.

Ava Erickson of Quilcene models “Popcorn Madness,” her creation for the 2019 Port Townsend Wearable Art Show. The 2020 event takes place Saturday.

Dragon Dance, fiddling, wearable art on Peninsula this weekend

A Dragon Dance, fiddling and wearable art are among the weekend’s attractions on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com/calendar.


Wearable Art Show

PORT TOWNSEND — The Student Wearable Art Show will be presented in two showings at the Key City Playhouse on Saturday.

Performances will be at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the playhouse, 419 Washington St. The 3 p.m. show will culminate in the awarding of cash prizes: $100 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third.

Admission is $10 for adults and free for students, while advance tickets are available at www.keycitypublictheatre.org or 360-385-5278.

Proceeds from the event — like its older sibling the Port Townsend Wearable Art Show on May 9 — benefit the Jefferson County Fund for Women and Girls.

For information about the fund’s local work, see www.JCFGives.org, and for more about both wearable art shows, visit www.PTWearableArt.com.

Strange Brewfest

PORT TOWNSEND — The 16th annual Strange Brewfest will offer unusual beers and ciders from Washington breweries from 5 to midnight tonight and from 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

The brewfest will be at the American Legion Hall at 209 Monroe St., Port Townsend. The event is for adults 21 and up.

Tickets of $40 per person include admission to both days, a souvenir tasting glass, five tasting tokens and access to the live music that is planned, organizers said.

Thirty-seven breweries serving dozens of unique beers and ciders are expected.

Snug Harbor and LoWire are expected to perform tonight, while the Lucky Brown Band, Babycakes and Joy in Mudville will play on Saturday.

Fire-spinners and chainsaw artists also are planned.

This year’s theme is “Strange Brew,” from the 1983 film of the same name, and attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character in the film in hockey jerseys, flannel shirts or ski parkas.

Garden lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Donna Beaton will present “Horticultural Therapy: Yes It Is a Real Thing” from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday.

The program is the first in the Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation’s 2020 Yard and Garden lecture series presented at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

Tickets are $12 each, if space is available.

Tickets can be purchased at the Port Townsend Garden Center, 406 Benedict St.; Shold’s Nursery, 1615 W. Sims Way; by calling 360-301-2081 or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

For more information, visit www.jcmgf.org.

Participatory concert

PORT TOWNSEND — The PT Songlines Choir’s Winter Participatory Concert is set for 7 p.m. Saturday.

The concert will be in the Cotton Building, 607 Water St., Port Townsend.

At PT Songlines concerts, the audience is invited to both listen and to join the choir in singing easy-to-learn songs, organizers said.

Admission will be by a suggested donation of $15-$20, proceeds will benefit Jefferson County Immigrant Rights Advocates

For more information, call 360-643-1595

Story swap

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Storytelling Guild will host a story swap at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The free storytelling session will be in the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

For more information, call Perry Spring at 360-316-9600 or email quimperstoryguild@gmail.com.


VFW dance

SEQUIM — A public dance is set at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The free dance is at the post at 169 E. Washington St. Jerry’s Western Swing will perform classic country hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s.

Sunday breakfast

SEQUIM — The Veterans of Foreign Wars serve breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday.

The meal is served at Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St.

The meal costs $6 per person and is open to the public.

The menu includes biscuits and gravy, with eggs, hash browns, juice and coffee.

For more information, visit www.vfwpost4760.com.

Dance concert

SEQUIM — Sequim Elks will host a dance and concert from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

The dance is at the Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Admission is $10 per person; $8 for Elks members.

Music will be performed by ECHO including classic country, rock and touch of Elvis.

For more information, call Lance Staub at 360-460-9608 or email lancestaub@gmail.com.


Fiddlers jam

CHIMACUM — District 15 of Washington Old Time Fiddlers will host a jam session from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The group will jam with acoustic instruments at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

The public is invited to bring fiddles and join in or just listen and enjoy.

For more information, email Rita Hubbard at sidandrita@yahoo.com or visit www.d15.wotfa.org.


JFFA benefit

PORT ANGELES — “Swinging on a Star,” a Juan de Fuca Foundation Winter Benefit, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The benefit will be in the ballroom at the Naval Elks Lodge, 131 E. First St.

The event features live music by Abakis, dinner, silent and live auctions and a Dessert Dash.

Tickets are $55 per person, with options for two- and eight-person tables. Get tickets and more information at www.JFFA.org.

S’mores benefit

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Farmers Market will be selling S’mores kits from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Purchasers will be able to roast them over the fire pits at the market which is at 133 E. Front St.

Kits are $4 each. It will be $1 for just a marshmallow.

Proceeds benefit the market.

Build-It program

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System will host a children’s Build-It program from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The program will be at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Participants can build their own creations using the library’s Lego bricks and are encouraged to write a story about the creation.

The free program is open to the public. Children younger than 8 years should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

For more information, call Jennifer Knight at 360-417-8500, ext. 7733, email jknight@nols.org or visit www.nols.org.

Dancing program

PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway will host a dancing program from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The program is held at Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St. The program includes Scandinavian, swing, ballroom and folk dancing, a lesson will be held at 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited, no partner is needed, families and all ages welcome.

Suggested donation is $3, refreshments will follow the dancing.

For more information, call 360-457-7035 or 360-452-6334.


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — A benefit breakfast is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The meal will be served at the Crescent Bay Lions Clubhouse, 181 Holly Hill Road.

Students from Crescent High School will assist in making and serving the breakfast.

The menu includes pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, breakfast meats and beverages.

The meal costs $7 per person, $4 for children; proceeds will be split between the Crescent Bay Lions for community programs and scholarships and programs at Crescent High School.


Dragon Dance

CLALLAM BAY — The annual Lunar New Year Dragon Dance will celebrate the Year of the White Metal Rat on Saturday.

Participants will gather in the Hess Mart parking lot at the south entrance to Clallam Bay at 1 p.m. for the free two-hour dance.

They are urged to bring noisemakers and dress in reds and golds.

For more information, email sunsetswestcoop@gmail.com or call 360-963-2189.

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