Twyla Sampaco’s photograph “Homesick for a Feeling” is one of the works in the “Chasing Shadows” exhibition at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. (Photo by Twyla Sampaco)

Twyla Sampaco’s photograph “Homesick for a Feeling” is one of the works in the “Chasing Shadows” exhibition at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. (Photo by Twyla Sampaco)

Storytelling, art, orcas all featured in events this weekend

Three days of storytelling, a fundraising art sale and a talk that dives into the ocean: This weekend promises a variety of livestreamed and in-person events on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Here’s a cross-section of what’s out there in Jefferson and Clallam counties — and online.

• The Forest Storytelling Festival, based in Port Angeles, this year brings together tellers from all over the country for livestreamed classes and performances today through Sunday.

An open-mic story slam is also part of Saturday’s agenda.

To see the lineup and register, visit clallamstorypeople.org.

Viewers will also have access to recordings of the events for two weeks following the festival.

• A community art show and sale will happen at the nonprofit Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County store, 2001 W. Sims Way, Port Townsend, on Saturday. More than 400 works of art, including prints and originals, will come out of the storage room for the display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• “Chasing Shadows,” the current show at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, brings with it several events, including an after-school “Build Your Own Puppet Stage” workshop next Wednesday. This art class for children ages 6 to 12 will explore puppet-making and 3-D printing from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A fee is charged. More details can be found at PAFAC.org.

The public is also invited to see the “Chasing Shadows” art show at the center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, this weekend through Nov. 14. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays with free admission.

• The “Future of Oceans” lecture series, presented by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC), features journalist Lynda V. Mapes’ online talk Sunday. Titled “Southern Resident Killer Whales: Status, Trends, Solutions,” the free program will start at 3 p.m. via Zoom. To access it, visit https://bit.ly/3mnsgNp.

“The Southern Resident orca pods are an ancient society,” Mapes notes, “and one of the most intelligent, sophisticated animal societies on Earth.”

Mapes authored the new book, “Orca: Shared Waters Shared Home,” the inspiration behind the PTMSC’s public exhibition of the same name at Fort Worden State Park.

The center, on shore opposite the beach, is open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31. Details can be found at PTMSC.org.

• “Miss Lillian: More Than a President’s Mother,” a film based on the play written by Jim Dries and Carol Swarbrick Dries of Sequim, has been released on several streaming platforms, including iTunes and Prime Video.

Carol Swarbrick portrays Miss Lillian in this docudrama; friends and family from Plains, Ga., including former President Jimmy Carter, 97, appear.

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Jefferson County senior reporter Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-417-3509 or [email protected] news.com.

Journalist Lynda Mapes will give a free online talk about her book “Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home” this Sunday. (Port Townsend Marine Science Center)

Journalist Lynda Mapes will give a free online talk about her book “Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home” this Sunday. (Port Townsend Marine Science Center)

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