Mother’s Day weekend offers many activities

Mother’s Day weekend is packed with entertainment on the North Olympic Peninsula.

• Sequim Irrigation Festival’s Grand Finale Weekend is offering walking tours, logging shows, an operetta, a grand parade and fireworks today and Saturday.

The operetta “Anastasia” returns with its second and last set of shows today through Saturday, and the Heritage Walking Tour strolls through downtown Sequim today.

The Logging Show, off Blake Avenue by Carrie Blake Community Park, runs both today and Saturday — including its Logger’s Ball from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. Fireworks will fill Sequim’s skies this evening at about 9:30 p.m.

The Classic Cruise and Show will travel east on Washington Street starting at 11 a.m. from the former JCPenney lot (651 Washington St.) to 250 Center Park Way. Vehicles will park at the lot until 4 p.m. for the car show. Judging for more than 20 awards, including five awards for motorcycles, takes place from noon to 4 p.m.

The Grand Parade will travel from Dunlap Avenue to the JCPenney lot starting at noon Saturday with about 100 entries anticipated to participate. As tradition, locals and visitors alike will line Washington Street for the Car Cruise and parade to see floats, bands, dignitaries and more.

For an up-to-date schedule and maps, visit irrigation festival.com.

• “Calendar Girls” finishes this weekend with performances at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

Tickets are $20, $15 for students, at www.olympic theatrearts.org.

The 14-person cast features both new actors and veterans of the OTA stage in what representatives say is “about coming-of-age at any age.”

• “One Man, Two Guvnors” continues this weekend with performances at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Saturday and Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Tickets are $18 per person, $9 for students on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and $9 for all seats on Tuesday at www.pacommunityplayers.org or at the box office on the day of the performance.

The Mother’s Day performance on Sunday will offer a special limited seating tea bruncheon on stage before the show at 11:30 a.m. Mother’s Day Tea bruncheon tickets are $22.

• Art in Bloom will mark Mother’s Day Weekend at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center today through Sunday.

The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Art in Bloom will feature colorful floral designs in response to the center’s current exhibition, “What’s For Lunch?,” a Flower Bar and a Plant a Pansy station. Flower Bar tickets are $35 for arts center members and $40 for the general public. They can be purchased at https://pafac.kindful.com/e/flower-bar-2023. The Flower Bar will operate in one-hour time slots from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Sequim Community Orchestra will offer a free concert and bake sale at 7 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim.

Donations will be accepted. The concert is a fundraiser for the orchestra’s String Kids program.

• The Live United Prom and Awards Ceremony, presented by the United Way of Clallam County, will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

In addition to celebrating the close of the organization’s yearly fundraising campaign, 13 community leaders will be honored with Live United Awards for their efforts in promoting a healthy and safe community.

A catered dinner, refreshments, two cash bars, a live D.J., prom photos and party favors are among the plans for the event.

Tickets are $80 for an individual and $150 for a couple. Tables of eight are $600 each.

For information, call 360-457-3011 or see www.unitedwayclallam.org.

• Ballet Workshop to present “Coppelia” on Saturday and Sunday at the Port Angeles Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave.

The three-act comedic ballet will be at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

The cost of tickets to the ballet, presented by the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts (JFFA), range from $10 to $38 and can be purchased at jffa.org.

• Mia Torres will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. No cover charge.

• Kevin Magner will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Spirits Bar and Grill in the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. No cover charge.

• Dumpster Joe and the Boys will perform from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the New Moon Craft Tavern, 130 Lincoln St., Port Angeles. No cover charge.

• Mother’s Day plant sale will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday at Sprouting Hope Greenhouse, 826 E. First St., Port Angeles.

Items for sale include flower baskets, fuchsias, one-gallon and two-gallon foxgloves, petunias and budded plants.

Proceeds support the greenhouse’s mission of taking care of the homeless in the community.

For more information, call 360-670-4363.

• Genealogy lecture will be presented by Judy Russell, who will present “Quarantined! Genealogy, the Law and Public Health” at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Russell will address a meeting of the Clallam County Genealogical Society over Zoom.

The public can join the Zoom session or watch it at the society’s research center, 403 E. Eighth St.

To request the meeting link, call the center at 360-417-5000 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or email clallam researcher@gmail.com.

For more information, visit www.clallamcogs.org.

• Washington Old Time Fiddlers will host a jam session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 Fifth Ave.

The jam session is free, although donations to support the district’s scholarship program are welcome.

Fundraisers at Quimper Grange will include a multi-family sale and the Food Bank Growers Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The plant sale is outside and the garage sale is inside at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.

Outside, there will be ready-to-grow veggies, herbs, pollinating flowers, trees and ornamentals and 100 hostas donated by the Jefferson County Master Gardeners.

The sale inside features musical instruments, kayaks, bicycles, tools, kitchen items, vintage and collectibles, yarn, fabric and craft items.

There will also be a dessert silent auction with cakes, pies and cookies.

For more information, visit www.quimpergrange.com or www.foodbankgrowers.org.

• Garden know-how will be presented by Dianna Wiklund at noon Saturday.

Wiklund’s presentation will be followed by a Master Gardener plant clinic from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Both presentations are in the Humphrey Room at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

• Work to Learn party will be conducted by the Sequim Botanical Garden Society at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Terrace Garden at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

Dona Brock will discuss the principles, design, materials and installation of drip irrigation systems in the free presentation.

For more information, call Dona Brock at 360-460-8865, email brockdl88@gmail.com or www.sequimbotanical garden.org.

Geology lecture will be presented by Vince Matthews, who will talk about “Global Scramble for Natural Resources” at 4 p.m. Saturday at Quimper Geological Society on Zoom.

Matthews, the retired director of the Colorado Geological Survey, will discuss how the world’s finite natural resources are insufficient to meet the booming population and economy.

For more information or a Zoom link for the lecture, visit www.quimpergeology.org.

• Porpoise lecture by Brad Hanson will present “The Secret Lives of Harbor Porpoises: The Most Numerous Cetaceans in the Puget Sound” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Fort Flagler, 10541 Flagler Road.

Hanson, an ecologist with the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, is studying foraging and habitat use of Southern Resident killer whales and performing a health assessment of harbor and Dall’s porpoises.

Attendees must register for this free presentation at www.eventbrite.com.

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