Variety of entertainment set for this weekend

A winter sports fundraiser, plays, concerts and lectures are offered this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.

• Winterfest, an annual fundraiser hosted by the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation, will be Saturday at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St. in Port Angeles, after a two-year hiatus.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. The event will begin at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $75 in advance and $90 at the door. A community table for eight is $560. Tickets are available at

Country Aire appetizers, an oyster bar and a dinner prepared by Kokopelli Grill are planned along with live music by BBR, a no-host beer and wine bar and live and silent auctions.

Contributions are tax deductible and proceeds support capital improvements to the ski area and scholarships to underprivileged children in the community who would like to learn how to ski, snowboard or participate on a ski team.

• A singing workshop will precede a concert by Elizabeth LaPrelle and Brian Dolphin in Port Townsend today.

The workshop will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., Port Townsend. Admission is $20.

The concert of traditional and original harmonies starts at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $20.

• “New Works Showcase” will be presented at Olympic Theatre Arts, at 414 N. Sequim Ave., at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

The production is of eight short, never-before-seen plays from local playwrights.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students. They are available online at or by calling the box office at 360-683-7326 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday.

• “Little Women” will be presented by the Port Angeles High School Thespian Society at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave., at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors 60 and older and free to children younger than 10. Tickets can be purchased only at the door by cash or check.

• Buck Ellard Band will perform at the Port Angeles Eagles, 2843 E. Myrtle St., from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Cover charge is $10 per person, $8 for members.

• Sarah Shea Jazz Trio will perform at Vintage, 725 Water St., Port Townsend, starting at 4:30 p.m. today. No cover charge.

• “Clue: On Stage” will be presented this weekend only at the Sequim High School Auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave.

Shows take place at 7 p.m. tonight and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets at the door are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and $8 for students and seniors with ASB cards.

The show — written by Sandy Rustin and directed by Tia Stephens — is based on the movie “Clue,” and the original board game.

Bowl-a-thon will be hosted by the Peninsula College Clay Club and Associated Student Body from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

The fundraiser is in the college’s ceramics studio, room E-112 in Maier Hall, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Participants at the event will be able to hand-build and wheel-throw clay bowls.

Contributions will benefit the Clay Club’s upcoming Souper Bowl fundraiser.

Future of Oceans series will present Peter Hodum discussing “Of puffins and petrels: Conserving seabirds of the Salish Sea and Outer Coast of Washington” at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Hodum will speak 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.

Hodum is a biology professor at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.

For more information and Zoom meeting links, visit

Geology lecture by Karl Wegmann will be “Recent advances in understanding the Lake Crescent fault system” at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The free online lecture is sponsored by the Quimper Geologic Society.

Wegmann and colleagues have been core-sampling lakebed sediments in Lake Crescent to study the lake’s fault system.

For more information or a link to the lecture, visit

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