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‘Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey’ screening Thursday

Hikers and other adventurers will learn more about the exploits of Pacific Northwest mountain climber Fred Beckey in a special evening Studium… Continue reading

Jason Reid
During the Juan de Fuca Festival in Port Angeles, the band Gus Clark and the Least of His Problems -- with Jonah Byrne, left, and Clark -- provided a Saturday night set of country music inside the Vern Burton Community Center. The festival included a street fair and live concerts plus 20 virtual performances, which are still available via the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts website, JFFA.org/festival. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
During the Juan de Fuca Festival in Port Angeles, the band Gus Clark and the Least of His Problems -- with Jonah Byrne, left, and Clark -- provided a Saturday night set of country music inside the Vern Burton Community Center. The festival included a street fair and live concerts plus 20 virtual performances, which are still available via the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts website, JFFA.org/festival. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Giving an outdoor concert at Dry Creek Elementary School in Port Angeles are, from left, Noah Geller, James Garlick, Efe Baltacigil and David Auerbach. The musicians came from Seattle, Minnesota and Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Giving an outdoor concert at Dry Creek Elementary School in Port Angeles are, from left, Noah Geller, James Garlick, Efe Baltacigil and David Auerbach. The musicians came from Seattle, Minnesota and Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Saffrel Cochon of Monroe, right, tries on a bracelet as vendor Larry Rankin of Leavenworth-based Art to Suit You looks on at the Juan de Fuca Festival street fair outside the Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. Admission to the fair, which runs through 6 p.m. today, is free. In-person concerts inside the community center continue today with limited tickets. More than 20 performances from multi-genre bands, singer-songwriters, dance ensembles and solo artists across North America are available for streaming on demand until June 30. More details are at JFFA.org/festival.

Juan de Fuca street fair in Port Angeles

Saffrel Cochon of Monroe, right, tries on a bracelet as vendor Larry Rankin of Leavenworth-based Art to Suit You looks on at the Juan de… Continue reading

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Saffrel Cochon of Monroe, right, tries on a bracelet as vendor Larry Rankin of Leavenworth-based Art to Suit You looks on at the Juan de Fuca Festival street fair outside the Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. Admission to the fair, which runs through 6 p.m. today, is free. In-person concerts inside the community center continue today with limited tickets. More than 20 performances from multi-genre bands, singer-songwriters, dance ensembles and solo artists across North America are available for streaming on demand until June 30. More details are at JFFA.org/festival.
Artist Mike Biskup takes in the sun on Water Street in Port Townsend, where he sells his art from a vintage elevator cage. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Street artist looks for more to join in

Festivals always in reach, he says

Artist Mike Biskup takes in the sun on Water Street in Port Townsend, where he sells his art from a vintage elevator cage. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Tidepools magazine history topic of presentation

The past, present, and future of Peninsula College’s award-winning publication, Tidepools magazine, will be discussed at Thursday’s Studium Generale presentation. The free… Continue reading

Workers set up the stage on Thursday in Vern Burton Community Center for this weekend’s scaled-down version of the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Workers set up the stage on Thursday in Vern Burton Community Center for this weekend’s scaled-down version of the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Dahlia expert Harold Jensen works with Cecile Culp on plant starts for the Quilcene Brinnon Garden Club's big plant sale Saturday and Sunday at the Brinnon Community Center. 
photo by Laurie Mattson

Pancakes, flowers replace ShrimpFest

Plant sale supplants canceled festival

Dahlia expert Harold Jensen works with Cecile Culp on plant starts for the Quilcene Brinnon Garden Club's big plant sale Saturday and Sunday at the Brinnon Community Center. 
photo by Laurie Mattson
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Members of the Port Angeles High School Chamber Orchestra practice in class on Tuesday under the direction of instructor Nathan Rodahl, right.

Young musicians to play ‘Ode to Joy’

Orchestra members to gather Saturday

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Members of the Port Angeles High School Chamber Orchestra practice in class on Tuesday under the direction of instructor Nathan Rodahl, right.
Hayley Sharpe, owner of MOSS, left, talks with Kayla Oakes, executive director of the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, on Tuesday next to a display of festival merchandise offered at the downtown Port Angeles shop. The festival’s concerts and street fair return to the Vern Burton Community Center this Friday through Sunday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Juan de Fuca Festival in person, online, outdoors

Hybrid event offers extended virtual concert viewing

Hayley Sharpe, owner of MOSS, left, talks with Kayla Oakes, executive director of the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, on Tuesday next to a display of festival merchandise offered at the downtown Port Angeles shop. The festival’s concerts and street fair return to the Vern Burton Community Center this Friday through Sunday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Vocalist Val James will bring her band to Trinity United Methodist Church in Port Townsend for an online Candlelight Concert this Thursday at 7 p.m.  Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Gershwins by candlelight: Online concert Thursday

Classics to be presented in 50-minute set

Vocalist Val James will bring her band to Trinity United Methodist Church in Port Townsend for an online Candlelight Concert this Thursday at 7 p.m.  Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Port Townsend Paper Mill lecture series continues Thursday

Karen Lené Rudd, Dana Squires and Dana Weir will present “Artist Talk: Using Recycled Brown Kraft Paper from the Port Townsend Paper… Continue reading

‘Sisters Rising’ film streams this week

The Rose Theatre, in collaboration with the Dove House, will stream the 2020 documentary “Sisters Rising” from Monday to Sunday, May 30.… Continue reading

Flower planting party set today in downtown Port Angeles

Round 2 of the inaugural Big Spring Spruce Up earlier this month is today, with the planting of flowers in downtown planter… Continue reading

Singer-songwriter Jack Dwyer, pictured at the Keg & I in Chimacum, will give a free outdoor performance in Uptown Port Townsend this Saturday at 2 p.m. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Buskers on the Block perform Saturday

Two local performers will give free outdoor concerts Saturday afternoon in the Main Street Program’s Buskers on the Block series. They are:… Continue reading

Singer-songwriter Jack Dwyer, pictured at the Keg & I in Chimacum, will give a free outdoor performance in Uptown Port Townsend this Saturday at 2 p.m. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Past winners of the Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby grand prize gather at Swain's General Store with Wilder Toyota owner Dan Wilder to gaze upon this year's top prize, a 2021 Toyota Corolla, which is donated by Wilder. From left are Angeline Parrish, 2019 winner;  Kim Skerbeck, 1995; Mary and Harry Hebert, 2002; Tom Baerman, winner along with wife Jackie in 2011; Dan Wilder; Steve Zenovic (2018); Annette Wendell, 1992; Dan Sinnes, 1998 and Zenovic's wife Nina. All of the past 30 winners of the car have been from Port Angeles and Sequim, except for one.

Duck Derby race on for Sunday

Tickets still available

Past winners of the Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby grand prize gather at Swain's General Store with Wilder Toyota owner Dan Wilder to gaze upon this year's top prize, a 2021 Toyota Corolla, which is donated by Wilder. From left are Angeline Parrish, 2019 winner;  Kim Skerbeck, 1995; Mary and Harry Hebert, 2002; Tom Baerman, winner along with wife Jackie in 2011; Dan Wilder; Steve Zenovic (2018); Annette Wendell, 1992; Dan Sinnes, 1998 and Zenovic's wife Nina. All of the past 30 winners of the car have been from Port Angeles and Sequim, except for one.

Free geology lecture online

Jennifer Pierce will present “Wildfires, Climate and Erosion” at 4 p.m. Saturday. The free online lecture is sponsored by the Quimper Geologic… Continue reading

StoryWalk set for three park locations

The North Olympic Library System will sponsor StoryWalk at three city parks in Clallam County starting Saturday through July 3. The self-guided… Continue reading

Thursday’s Studium Generale presentation canceled

Thursday’s Studium General has been canceled. The free presentation by Alison O. Bremner, a Tlingit artist, had been planned for 12:30 p.m.… Continue reading