Dancing, hiking and Instant Pot cooking, among other events, slated on the Peninsula

Dancing, hiking and Instant Pot cooking, among other events, slated on the Peninsula

Lots of dancing, a nature hike and an Instant Pot cooking demonstration are among the upcoming activities on the Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com/calendar.


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The Port Angeles Lions Club will host a benefit breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The meal will be served at the Crescent Bay Lions Clubhouse, 181 Holly Hill Road.

The menu includes pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, breakfast meats, eggs and beverages.

The meal costs $7 per person and $4 for children. Proceeds go to the Crescent Bay Lions for scholarships, eyeglasses, food baskets and other community programs.


‘Peter Pan’

PORT ANGELES — The production of “Peter Pan and Wendy” finishes this weekend with performances at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The play is performed at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Tickets are $15 per person, $8 for students and can be purchased at the Brocante Antique Mall, 105 W. First St., at the door or online at www.pacp.ludus.com.

For more information, visit www.pacommunityplayers.org.

Contra dance

PORT ANGELES — Michael Karcher will call a contra dance at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The dance will be at the Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road.

The requested donation is $8 per person and $4 for youths younger than 18.

Music will be provided by Ground Lift.

A free dance lesson will be offered at 7 p.m. to those who have paid admission to the dance.

Dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.blackdiamonddance.org.

Beekeeper’s meeting

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers’ Association will meet at noon Sunday.

The public is invited to the free meeting in the Port Angeles Library’s Carver Room, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The meeting will include the presentation “Colony Reproduction and Swarming.”

For more information, call Greg Butler at 360-602-2560, email [email protected] or visit www.nopba.org.

Improv workshop

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Community Players will sponsor a free improv workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The monthly workshop is at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

The workshop, conducted by Lara Starcevich and Fred Robinson, is open to anyone 16 or older.

For more information, email [email protected].

Sunday dance

PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway will host a dance from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The dance is at Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St.

The program includes Scandinavian, swing, ballroom and folk dancing.

A free lesson will be taught at 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited, and no partner is needed. Families and all ages are welcome.

A suggested donation is $3. Refreshments will follow the dancing.

For more information, call 360-457-7035 or 360-452-6334.


‘Quilters’ continues

SEQUIM — The musical “Quilters” ends its run this weekend with performances at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The production is performed on the main stage at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Tickets are $24 per person, $15 for students and can be purchased at www.olympictheatrearts.org.

For more information, call the theater at 360-683-7326.

Backyard Birding

SEQUIM — Shirley Anderson and Ken Wiersma will present “Birds: The Inside Story (Bird Anatomy and Biology)” at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The lecture is part of the Backyard Birding series held in the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The lecture costs $5 per person and is free for those younger than 18.

For more information, visit www.olympicpeninsulaaudubon.org.

Genealogy class

SEQUIM — Rod Fleck will present “Overcoming Disasters for the Genealogist” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at a meeting of the Clallam County Genealogical Society.

The gathering will be held in the Community Room at KSQM Radio, 609 W. Washington St.

The free class will cover ways to preserve genealogical research and prevent loss from disasters, such as fire, flood or a computer crash.

Attendees are invited to arrive early to register, visit and enjoy light refreshments.

For more information, call 360-417-5000, email [email protected] or visit www.clallamcogs.org.

Thrift shop open

SEQUIM — The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild will open its thrift shop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The shop is at 204 W. Bell St.

The shop will feature a black glass TV stand, a drafting table and a small computer table. White-tagged items are half price.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Accordion social

SEQUIM — The Bonnie Birch Trio will be the featured players at an accordion social from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The gathering is at Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St.

Accordionists are invited to bring their instruments and play. The public is welcome to listen or to dance.

A recommended donation is $3 to $4.

For more information, call Lynne Clark at 360-452-0191.

Build-It program

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Library System will host a children’s Build-It program from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The program will be at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Participants can build their own creations using the library’s Lego bricks and are encouraged to write a story about the creation.

The free program is open to the public. Children younger than 8 should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

For more information, call Jennifer Knight at 360-417-8500, ext. 7733, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

VFW dance

SEQUIM — There is a public dance from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The free dance is at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St.

Jerry’s Western Swing will perform classic country hits from the ’50s and ’60s.

Sunday breakfast

SEQUIM — The Veterans of Foreign Wars will serve breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The meal is served at Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St.

The meal costs $6 per person and is open to the public.

The menu includes western omelettes, hash browns, juice and coffee.

For more information, visit www.vfwpost4760.com.

Elks bingo

SEQUIM — Sequim Elks will host bingo games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Games will be at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Admission is free with a minimum buy-in of $10.

Players must be 18 or older.

Proceeds will go to Elks scholarship programs, other charities and lodge operating expenses.

For more information, call Crystal Parker at 360-683-3034.

Dance, concert

SEQUIM — Sequim Elks will host a dance and concert from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

The dance is at the Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Music will be performed by the Sound Advice playing Motown, soul and rock ’n’ roll.

Admission is $10 per person and $8 for Elks members.

For more information, call Lance Staub at 360-460-9608 or email [email protected].


Early Music Festival

PORT TOWNSEND — The Salish Sea Early Music Festival will continue with “Burney’s Travels” at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The concert series is performed at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1020 Jefferson St.

Cellist Susie Napper, harpsichordist Hans-Jurgen Schnoor and baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan will perform chamber music by George Frideric Handel, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Christian Bach, King Frederick II of Prussia, Franz Joseph Haydn, Franz Benda, Giovanni Battista Sammartini and Antonio Vivaldi.

The suggested donation is $15-$25. Children 18 and younger are admitted free of charge.

For more information, call St. Paul’s at 360-385-0770 or visit www.salishseafestival.org.

‘Ask the Chef’

PORT TOWNSEND — The Food Co-op will host “Ask the Chef: Master the Instant Pot — Soups, Stews, Broths and Stocks” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The free cooking demonstration by Sidonie Maroon will be in the co-op at 414 Kearney St.

For more information, call 360-385-2883, email [email protected] or visit www.foodcoop.coop.

Album release

PORT TOWNSEND — First the Winter will celebrate the release of its new album, “Experimental Mice,” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The release party is at Discovery Bay Brewing, 948 N. Park Ave.

The acoustic folk-rock duo will be joined by musical guests Patrick James, Ariel Atsatt, Aleuf and Kristin Myers.

Copies of the album and T-shirts will be available for purchase.

For more information, visit www.discoverybaybrewing.com.

Billy Frank Jr. Day

PORT TOWNSEND — Willie Frank III will speak in honor of his father, Billy Frank Jr. at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The observance of Billy Frank Jr. Day will be celebrated at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

Frank Jr. received a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 from President Obama for his efforts to protect native fishing rights and to restore salmon habitat.

Frank III, a member of the the Nisqually Tribal Council, will share memories of his father and discuss ongoing efforts to protect salmon habitats.

For more information, call Barbara Blair at 425-417-2165, or visit www.nwifc.org or www.salmondefense.org.

Community Read

PORT TOWNSEND — Folk singer Abakis will read excerpts from “Whiskey When We’re Dry” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The reading, part of the 2020 Community Read, is at the William James Bookstore, 829 Water St.

The book, by John Larison, will be the focus of events throughout March.

For more information, visit www.ptpubliclibrary.org.

Old-time jam

PORT TOWNSEND — There will be an old-time jam session at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The jam will be held at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Ave.

The suggested donation is $3 to $5. Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack to share.

For more information, visit www.quimpergrange.com.

Country dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Nan Evans will be calling an English country dance from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The dance will be at the Rosewind Common House, 3131 Haines St.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5.

Music for the dance will be performed by the Rosewind Country Dance Band.

The dance will be followed by a potluck dinner.

The venue is fragrance-free, and street shoes are not permitted on the dance floor; dance shoes and slippers are acceptable.

For more information, email [email protected].


Nature hike

NORDLAND — Gary Eduardo Perless will lead a nature hike at Fort Flagler State Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Participants will meet at the boat ramp north of the Beachcomber Cafe, 1321 Flagler Campground Road.

The group will hike to the Rat Island end of the spit then drive to Marrowstone Point near the USGS Marrowstone Marine Field Station.

The public is welcome on this free field trip, sponsored by the Admiralty Audubon Society.

For more information, call Perless at 360-643-3529 or email [email protected] or visit www.admiraltyaudubon.org.


Group art show

PORT LUDLOW — A variety of artwork created by Olympic Peninsula artists is on view at the Port Ludlow Bay Club.

The Pacific Northwest Group Show will be on view through this month at the club at 120 Spinnaker Place.

The club is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day except Saturday, when the hours are 9 a.m.t o 5 p.m. and Sunday, when it is open from noon to 4 p.m.


Wine-tasting benefit

PORT HADLOCK — A wine-tasting benefit for Bayside Housing & Services is set from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The benefit will be at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn at 310 Hadlock Bay Road.

Tickets are $30 and will include four tasting tokens.

Local wineries will station booths around the hotel. Live music is planned.

A wine pull and a wine store also are planned.


Knitting circle

BRINNON — Brinnon Parks and Recreation District will host a community knitting circle from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The monthly circle meets at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101.

Attendees will knit and crochet hats for local first responders.

Yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks will be provided by Fiber and Clay.

For more information, email [email protected].

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