Variety of entertainment set on Peninsula

A Forever Twilight weekend, a scholarship auction, community garage sale and a variety of exhibits, plays and concerts are scheduled on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

• Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction will offer more than 1,000 items from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Forks High School commons, 261 Spartan Ave.

Baked goods — including cookies and blackberry pies — handmade items from Olympic Corrections Center, firewood, hunting trips, custom wood sculptures, paintings, gift baskets, gift certificates and many more items are offered in the auction.

The auction is not online this year. Those who want to participate by phone are urged to call Jerry Leppell, auction president, at 360-640-1849.

 Forever Twilight in Forks Equinox will run from today through Sunday in Forks.

Most of the Forever Twilight in Forks Equinox events are free, said Lissy Andros, Forks Chamber of Commerce executive director. Those that are ticketed may still have tickets available at the door, according to https://forkswa.com/twilight/online-shop.

For a full schedule, see forevertwilightequinox.

• Community garage sale for the The Jefferson County Fair Association will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The 21st Community Garage Sale will be at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St., Port Townsend.

The sale features three buildings of vendors and the fair restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch.

Early bird shopping is available at 8:15 a.m. for those who purchase an early bird wristband at the information booth.

For more information, email info@ jeffcofairgrounds.com.

• “Wet: Reflections on Water” opens today at the Jeanette Best Gallery in downtown Port Townsend.

“Wet” is open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays through April 30 in the gallery adjacent to the Artist Showcase gallery, Northwind Art’s other space in the Waterman-Katz Building at 701 Water St.

Christopher Rauschenberg — a Portland, Ore., photographer and gallerist and the show’s juror — whittled entries from 82 artists to 49 images from 30 entrants.

While Rauschenberg and Northwind Art choose the recipients of the Juror’s Choice and Merit Awards, all visitors to the gallery are invited to take part in the People’s Choice voting.

That prize will be awarded next month at the end of the show.

• “We Love Our Teaching Artists” continues at the Northwind Art’s Grover Gallery, at 236 Taylor St., which is open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays.

The exhibit is the work of eight people — fiber artists, painters, photographers — who teach classes at the Northwind Art School at Fort Worden State Park.

For information about the nonprofit Northwind Art’s school, galleries and artist resources, see https://northwindart.org or phone 360-379-1086.

• Metropolitan Opera “Lohengrin” will be simulcast at the Naval Elks Lodge, 131 E. First St., at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $24 general, $18 for seniors and $14 for students and children. To purchase in advance, visit https://jffa.org/met; tickets also will be sold at the door on Saturday morning.

• Duke Robillard Trio will perform tonight at the Palindrome in Port Townsend in a sold-out show.

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. at the Palindrome at Eaglemount Winery, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road.

“A towering figure in the blues and jazz scene for well over five decades, guitarist and vocalist Duke Robillard is known worldwide for his associations with Roomful of Blues, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and others,” according to organizers.

He has been recognized with multiple Blues Music Awards, Grammy nominations and other accolades.

He will be joined drummer Mark Teixier and Lorenzo Farrell on keyboard.

• “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” continues this weekend with shows at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The musical mystery, based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished final novel, is showing at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

Tickets are $25 at www.olympictheatrearts.org or the box office.

• Mia Torres will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock, with no cover charge.

• Gerry Sherman will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in the Spirits Bar and Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. No cover charge.

• The Alternators will perform Cajun and Zydeco music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at the Port Townsend Brewing Company, 330 10th St., Port Townsend.

American Association of University Women — Port Townsend will hear a presentation by Melinda Bower and Susan O’Brien at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The branch meets at the Port Townsend Elks Club, 555 Otto St.

The pair will discuss women’s access to health care, including reproductive rights, in Jefferson County.

For more information, email programs@aauwpt.org or visit https://pt-wa.aauw.net.

• Washington Old Time Fiddlers will host a jam session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The jam session will be at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 Fifth Ave., Sequim.

The final hour of the jam session will be 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.

• Art demonstration by Carol Janda is planned at the Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The lecture, “Principles and Elements of Design,” will be free at the gallery at 129 W. Washington St.

Janda is a multimedia artist who creates with watercolors, oils, oil monotypes and clay.

She will discuss the fundamentals for creating satisfying 2- and 3-dimensional art.

• Geology lecture by David Williams will be presented at 4 p.m. Saturday.

“Secrets of Seattle Geology: Connections of the human story and the geology story” will be at the Quimper Geological Society at Port Townsend High School, 1500 Van Ness St. It also will be on Zoom.

Williams, a natural history writer, will discuss how Seattle is continually showing aspects of its geologic past, present and future.

For more information or a Zoom link for the lecture, visit www.quimpergeology.org.

Contra dance is planned in Brigid’s Loft on Saturday.

Tinker Cavallaro will call at the dance at 7 p.m. at Brigid’s Loft, 647 Washington St. Port Townsend. A lesson is planned at 6:30 p.m.

Music will be performed by Joey Gish and the Wiggling Fish.

Admission is $10 per person, $20 per family.

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