Performances and postcards are among special events on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
• “The Mystery of Dewin Drood” interactive performances will begin today at Olympic Theatre Arts.
The play, which is based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel, gives the audience the opportunity to vote on who did it, who solved it, and who the secret lovers are, so that each performance is different.
Performances will be at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. through March 26.
Tickets to the play at the theater, at 414 N. Sequim Ave., are $15 and available online at olympic theatrearts.org or by calling the box office between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
• “The Dresser” continues tonight at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
The play runs tonight, Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for students. Tuesday performances are $9 at the door and can be purchased at pacommunity players.org. Masks are recommended at all performances.
• 2.8 Seeds Are Postcards from the Land is a community art project now underway around Port Townsend.
Local residents and visitors can join in by picking up a specially designed postcard at Northwind Art’s Grover Gallery, 236 Taylor St., or at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St., writing their messages to the land and dropping them in the box at the gallery or library by today.
The cards will become a community art show at the library later this month.
The postcard project is just one part of the Port Townsend Community Read project happening all month.
• An Old-time Jam and Square Dance is planned tonight at the Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Drive.
The jam will begin at 6 p.m., with the dance set from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Admission is a $5 to $10 suggested donation. Funds go to the rental fee and paying the caller, with any excess put into a fund for future expenses.
Music is open to bands who want to play. Generally, people rotate playing each instrument, and fiddlers sign up to lead tunes, organizers said. A potluck also is planned.
• The Randall Wolf Band will perform from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Highway Twenty Roadhouse, 2152 W. Sims Way, Port Townsend. No cover charge.
• Salish Sea Early Music Festival will present “Musica Alta Ripa (1695-1740)” at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The baroque music concert is in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1020 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.
This week’s performers are Bernward Lohr, harpsichord; Anna Röhrig, violin; and Jeffrey Cohan, baroque flute.
Lohr and Röhrig are from Hannover, Germany.
The suggested donation is $20-$25 per person; youths 18 and younger are admitted free.
• The Mike and Val James Trio will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Spirits Bar and Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. No cover charge.
• Yard and garden lecture will feature Del Brummet presenting “Plants for a Better Planet with Great Plant Picks” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The presentation is part of the 25th Yard and Garden online lecture series sponsored by the Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation.
The lectures will be presented online from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays through March 25.
Upcoming lectures include “Attracting Beneficial Insects” by Susan Mulvihill and “How Climate Change is Robbing You (and Your Garden) of Nutrients” by Muriel Nesbitt.
Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased online at 2023YardAndGarden.eventbrite.com.
For more information, visit www.jcmgf.org.
• Genealogy lecture planned at 10 a.m. Saturday will be by Steven Morrison presenting “Western Overland Trails: Following the Seven Ts.”
Morrison will address a meeting of the Clallam County Genealogical Society over Zoom.
The lecture will cover the seven principal trails from the Midwest to the West.
The public can join the Zoom session or watch it at the society’s research center, 403 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles.
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 email@example.com.
For more information, visit www.clallamcogs.org.
• Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association will host a jam session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The jam session is at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 Fifth Ave., Sequim.
The final hour of the jam session is dedicated to a performance of old time music.
Performers with other acoustic instruments, such as guitars, bases, mandolins, autoharps, ukuleles, dulcimers and percussion instruments are welcome to attend.
The jam session is free, although donations to support the district’s scholarship program are welcome.
• Accordion social at the Shipley Center in Sequim will feature Toby Hanson.
The social will be from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the center at 921 E. Hammond St.
Accordionists are invited to bring their instruments and play a song or two; the public is welcome to listen or to dance.
Recommended donation is $5 to defray room rental costs.
For more information, call 360-452-0191.
• Future of oceans lecture series will present John Calambokidis speaking about gray whales at 3 p.m. Sunday.
“Gray whales in Washington state: three groups, three stories, from death to promise” is planned at the chapel on Fort Worden, on Fort Worden Way near W Street.
The free lecture is part of the center’s Future of Oceans series.
Calambokidis will discuss both long-term and recent research into gray whales, including the recent high mortality in the overall population, the stability of a distinct sub-population that feeds in the Pacific Northwest and the Sounders group that has expanded into local waters.
For more information and Zoom meeting links, visit www.ptmsc.org.