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Volunteer corn cook Xavion Mason of Bakersfield, Calif., adds fresh ears to a boiler behind the scenes at the 2019 Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

CrabFest retools for 2021

Vendors, music and of course, dinners planned

Volunteer corn cook Xavion Mason of Bakersfield, Calif., adds fresh ears to a boiler behind the scenes at the 2019 Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Rhododendrons topic of discussion

Bob Zimmerman will address a meeting of the Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society at 3 p.m. Thursday. The chapter will… Continue reading

Square dance lessons available at Gardiner Community Center

The Rhody O’s Square Dance Club will conduct a free square dance lesson from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The lesson will… Continue reading

Supreme Court cases topic of discussion series

Nils Pederson and Joyce Francis will present “The Supreme Court of the United States” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The… Continue reading

Racism topic of Tuesday Talk series at Port Townsend Public Library

Kendra Golden will present “Looking at the Costs of Racism in America” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Golden’s presentation is… Continue reading

Smartphone games topic of Tech Tuesday

The Jefferson County Library will host Tech Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. The free class, “Games for Your Smartphone,”… Continue reading

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Musician becomes game designer

Pandemic inspires veteran to start company

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Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán appears in “Los Hermanos,” the true story of two musician brothers separated by a geopolitical chasm. The Port Townsend Film Festival will stream a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers and a performance by Ilmar López-Gavilán free on Sunday evening. (Photo by Najib Joe Hakim for “Los Hermanos”)

Weekend full of activities

Festivals, live music, art and tours

Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán appears in “Los Hermanos,” the true story of two musician brothers separated by a geopolitical chasm. The Port Townsend Film Festival will stream a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers and a performance by Ilmar López-Gavilán free on Sunday evening. (Photo by Najib Joe Hakim for “Los Hermanos”)
Mackenzie Grinnell, the First Friday Speaker Series presenter, will give an online talk about belonging to a culture and community. (Photo courtesy of Jefferson County Historical Society)

October First Friday Speaker Series

Tribal member to speak about what it means to belong to land

Mackenzie Grinnell, the First Friday Speaker Series presenter, will give an online talk about belonging to a culture and community. (Photo courtesy of Jefferson County Historical Society)
Port Townsend Film Festival Executive Director Janette Force, left, joins emcee Joey Pipia in dressing up for Saturday night’s outdoor screening of “Legally Blonde” in downtown Port Townsend. Force, who has led the organization for 12 years, is retiring after this fall’s festival. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Films earn awards at Port Townsend festival

Executive director honored for 12 years in role

Port Townsend Film Festival Executive Director Janette Force, left, joins emcee Joey Pipia in dressing up for Saturday night’s outdoor screening of “Legally Blonde” in downtown Port Townsend. Force, who has led the organization for 12 years, is retiring after this fall’s festival. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Joel Hoffman and Vicki Miller rehearse "A Facility for Living."

‘A Facility for Living’ opens at Olympic Theatre Arts in Sequim

Olympic Theatre Arts Center’s comedy production of “A Facility for Living” by Katie Forgette is set to open the community theatre’s 2021-2022 season… Continue reading

Joel Hoffman and Vicki Miller rehearse "A Facility for Living."

Strait Turners to meet Tuesday

Strait Turners, a local woodturners group, will meet at noon Tuesday via Zoom. Club members Tony Duarte and Valerie Henschel will each make… Continue reading

Mike Biskup, who has an exhibition in the Peninsula College PUB Gallery, also shows work at his booth on Water Street in Port Townsend. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Biskup solo exhibition to be featured at Peninsula College

Artist Mike Biskup’s solo exhibition, “Carcinosinum’s Magic,” will be on display in Peninsula College’s PUB Gallery of Art beginning Monday. The show… Continue reading

Mike Biskup, who has an exhibition in the Peninsula College PUB Gallery, also shows work at his booth on Water Street in Port Townsend. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
"The Covid Corvid" by Peggy St. George will be displayed in the Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” exhibit that is part of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival.

Fiber Arts Festival interactive, educational

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, which begins Friday, offers a museum exhibition, educational demonstrations of fiber processes and hands-on experiences for children… Continue reading

"The Covid Corvid" by Peggy St. George will be displayed in the Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” exhibit that is part of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival.
Blaze Maple by Susan  Noyes is among the paintings on display at Blue Whole Gallery.

Fiber, paintings, music, theatre on First Friday Art Walk

The opening reception of “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” of the 16th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is among the special… Continue reading

Blaze Maple by Susan  Noyes is among the paintings on display at Blue Whole Gallery.
A flock of moviegoers came to see "Lily Topples the World," Friday night's Port Townsend Film Festival outdoor cinema offering. With the Rose Theatre behind them, the crowd watched the documentary on a giant screen erected over Taylor Street in downtown Port Townsend. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

PT Film Festival outdoors and online

Final outdoor show tonight — if weather allows

A flock of moviegoers came to see "Lily Topples the World," Friday night's Port Townsend Film Festival outdoor cinema offering. With the Rose Theatre behind them, the crowd watched the documentary on a giant screen erected over Taylor Street in downtown Port Townsend. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
The cast of "The Savannah Sipping Society" -- from left, Lynne Murphy, Mindy Gelder, Jennifer Saul and Rebecca Gilbert -- will bring live theater to the Port Angeles Community Playhouse tonight through Oct. 10. (photo courtesy Georgia Meyers)

‘Sipping,’ music on tap this weekend

“The Savannah Sipping Society” at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse

The cast of "The Savannah Sipping Society" -- from left, Lynne Murphy, Mindy Gelder, Jennifer Saul and Rebecca Gilbert -- will bring live theater to the Port Angeles Community Playhouse tonight through Oct. 10. (photo courtesy Georgia Meyers)
Port Townsend's Kathryn Hunt has published "Seed Wheel," a new poetry collection.

Outdoor reading highlights four poets

Hunt’s ‘Seed Wheel’ just released

Port Townsend's Kathryn Hunt has published "Seed Wheel," a new poetry collection.
Hollywood screenwriter and Chimacum High School alumna Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith will appear at the Port Townsend Film Festival’s outdoor cinema on Taylor Street this Saturday. (Photo courtesy Kirsten Smith)

Prolific screenwriter returns to Chimacum

‘Kiwi’ Smith tells of influence of mother, teacher

Hollywood screenwriter and Chimacum High School alumna Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith will appear at the Port Townsend Film Festival’s outdoor cinema on Taylor Street this Saturday. (Photo courtesy Kirsten Smith)
“Soy Cubana,” one of the documentaries screening during the Port Townsend Film Festival, stars, from left, mezzo-soprano Koset Muñoa Columbié, soprano Ana Josefina Hernández Rosillo, contralto bass Maryoris Mena Faez and contralto Annia Del Toro Leyva. (Photo by Ivaylo Getov)
“Soy Cubana,” one of the documentaries screening during the Port Townsend Film Festival, stars, from left, mezzo-soprano Koset Muñoa Columbié, soprano Ana Josefina Hernández Rosillo, contralto bass Maryoris Mena Faez and contralto Annia Del Toro Leyva. (Photo by Ivaylo Getov)