Another busy weekend of events on North Olympic Peninsula

Arts, fundraisers, food and fun are offered across the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

Peninsula Spotlight, a weekly entertainment guide in the print edition of the Peninsula Daily News, highlights the region’s entertainment events.

Here’s a sampling of activities that are going on:

High ‘Heal’ Run

PORT ANGELES — A High “Heal” Run, an eighth-mile dash along the Olympic Discovery Trail in high heels to benefit the Olympic Medical Center Foundation, is set for 10 a.m. Sunday.

The run will start from the Port Angeles City Pier.

Registration is $15 and occurs from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The run was organized by Ashley Hankins of Team OMC.

After the dash, an award ceremony — with prizes for the first place finish and the “hottest heels” — and a silent auction will follow at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 E. Railroad Ave.

For more information e-mail

Hoops fundraiser

PORT ANGELES— The Harlem Ambassadors stunt basketball players will use their tricks and slam dunks when they take on the Port Angeles Gym Rats in a fundraiser at Port Angeles High School at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Gym Rats are Port Angeles school teachers and school administrators.

Tickets are $5 for mezzanine seating, $10 for gym seating and $20 for limited front row seats.

Proceeds will benefit Camp Fire USA and the Port Angeles Girls Basketball Association.

For tickets or for more information, contact the Camp Fire office at 360-457-8442.

Sequim Arts show

SEQUIM — The Sequim Arts Guild members’ show and sale continues through Sunday.

The show — at St. Luke’s Episcopal Parish Hall, 525 N. Fifth Ave. — will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday.

The show opened Thursday.

Asian craft display

PORT ANGELES — Karon’s Frame Center at 625 E. Front St. hosts Nita Lynn’s collection of new and vintage Kasuri fabric and other Japanese crafts until Nov. 10.

The collection is on display during store hours, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

All items are for sale.

Kasuri cloth’s unique patterns are created by weaving together threads that have previously been bundled and dyed.

Literacy day

Local firefighters will demonstrate how to “Stop! Drop! and Read!” for children of all ages, at Clallam

County libraries Saturday.

Children can talk to a firefighter, see a fire truck and get a free book.

Firefighters will be at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., and Sequim Library, 630 N Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon; Clallam Bay Library, 16990 State Highway 112 and Forks Library, 171 Forks Ave. S., at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Two films

PORT ANGELES — Two movies will be shown during the Global Lens Film Series at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., tonight.

“Songs from the Southern Seas” from Kazakhstan and “Getting Home” from China will be show, beginning at 6 p.m.

General admission is $5 and free for Peninsula College and area high school students with current student identification.

For more information, see

Holiday Fair

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Fair Association hosts the sixth annual Jeffco Holiday Fair at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is free, and the event features stocking stuffers, gifts and other arts and crafts.

Children can pose with Santa from noon to 4 p.m. and a restaurant will be open during the event.

For more information call the fair sssociation at 360-385-1013 or e-mail

Veterans dinner

FORKS — A special dinner for veterans is planned at the Elks Lodge on Merchant Road Sunday.

The dinner will be at 4 p.m. and is free to all veterans, widows of veterans and active duty personnel.

Others pay a $5 donation.

Proceeds will support armed service personnel.

Dinner, auction

SEKIU — The 13th annual Walk for Life benefit dinner and auction is scheduled at the Sekiu Community Center on Saturday.

Auction items can be viewed beginning at 3:30 p.m. Dinner will begin at 4 p.m.. The auction will start at 5:30 p.m.

The Clallam Bay/Sekiu Youth Ballroom Dancers will perform.

Proceeds go toward buying gas cards, ferry passes and providing other transportation needs for Sekiu and Clallam Bay residents who must travel to have treatment for cancer.

Crafts Fair

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles’ branch of the Fraternal Order of Eagles will put on a Crafts Fair & Flea Market Scholarship Fundraiser at 110 S. Penn St. this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Holiday decorations, gifts, toys, a bake table, snacks and other items will be for sale and raffles will occur.

For more information, phone 360-683-6450.

Senior flea market

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Community Action Programs’ Senior Nutrition Program will host the 28th annual Flea Market and Bazaar at the Port Angeles Senior Center 328 E. Seventh St., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Breakfast and lunch will be served. Proceeds benefit the Senior Nutrition Program.

For more information, phone 360-457-7004.

Harvest potluck

PORT HADLOCK — A Harvest Potluck and Cider Press party will the first year of a community garden Saturday.

The party will begin at 4 p.m. at the Olympic Community Action Programs’ community garden, which is behind the OlyCAP thrift shop at 10632 Rhody Drive in Port Hadlock.

Guests are encouraged to bring apples, a jug of cider and potluck dish, said Cali Keck, AmeriCorps volunteer and garden coordinator for OlyCA.

Woodworkers show

PORT TOWNSEND — The fourth annual Port Townsend Woodworkers Show takes place at the American Legion, 209 Monroe St., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Numerous woodworkers from the Olympic Peninsula will be on hand, including furniture makers, luthiers, gypsy wagon makers and lamp makers.

Silent auction

PORT LUDLOW — Hundreds of items will be auctioned during Port Ludlow’s annual Community Enrichment Alliance silent auction Saturday.

“Celebrate the Harvest” will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Beach Club, 121 Marine Drive in Port Ludlow.

Refreshments will be served during the auction.

Items may be previewed from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Proceeds will benefit victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Jefferson, Clallam and Kitsap counties.

The Community Enrichment Alliance works with the Boeing Bluebills to provide for these families during the holidays.

For more information, phone Kathy Track at 360-437-7874.

PTHS stages play

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend High School’s fall play, “While the Lights Were Out,” opens in the

Port Townsend High School Auditorium, 1500 Van Ness St., on Friday at 7 p.m.

Best described as a murder mystery/farce, “While the Lights Were Out” is set in 1940s Bermuda in the refined home of the Wickenhams.

Plot twists begin with the arrival of the local police inspector and his assistant, who have been summoned by a mysterious message even before the first character drops dead.

All sorts of murder, mayhem and confusion follow.

Performances are at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from Friday through Nov. 21, with one 2:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, Nov. 15.

Admission for adults is $10; senior citizens and students without ASB cards, $5. Children younger than 12 and students with ASB cards pay $3.

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