Elvis evening, student play among weekend events

An Elvis dance and auction in Port Angeles and the performance of a student-written play in Port Townsend are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more about the Second Weekend Art Walk in Port Angeles and other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly arts and entertainment section included with today’s PDN.

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


Drumming session

PORT ANGELES — No Moon Drumming will be open to the public from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

The session will be at the Center for Spiritual Living, 254 N. Bagley Creek Road.

It is free, but donations will be accepted.

Drumming sessions are held at the same time on the second Friday of each month in the barn at the end of the long drive. Guests can bring their own instruments or use one available there.

For more information, contact Trisha Burson-Johnson at [email protected] or 714-642-4925.

For more on the Center for Spiritual Living, go to www.CSLPA.org.

Travel in South Africa

PORT ANGELES — Carol Hathaway and Jeff Stauffer will tell of their adventure in South Africa at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center today.

The presentation will be at 7 p.m. at the center at 328 E. Seventh St. A $5 donation will be requested.

Their journey was both a photo-shooting adventure and hunting experience.

It is part of the Adventure Travel Series at the senior center that will include “Cycling the Himalayas” on Jan. 20 and “Cycling Through History” on Jan. 27.

Fitness Fest

PORT ANGELES — William Shore Memorial Pool will host its fourth annual Fitness Fest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

At the free event at 225 E. Fifth St., visitors can talk with Port Angeles fitness experts and try out the pool’s water aerobics class.

All are urged to bring swimsuits.

For more information, call 360-417-9767 or go to www.williamshorepool.org.

Elvis dance, auction

PORT ANGELES — An Elvis Birthday Adult Dance and Auction will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Port Angeles Masonic Center.

Tickets for the dance and auction are $15 per person or $25 for a couple at the center at Seventh and Lincoln streets.

Auction proceeds will benefit the building fund for the Port Angeles unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula.

A professional Elvis Presley impersonator from Seattle will perform.

For information, contact Judy Scott at 360-457-6783.


Book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library will conduct its monthly book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Clearance is planned for all items in the outside sales areas, which include fiction, nonfiction, reference and children’s books.

The inside sales will feature newly acquired poetry, a collection of works about the history of Ireland, crafts, general nonfiction subjects including military, travel writing and humor.

The Friends also will have DVDs and audio books for sale.

Proceeds from the sale benefit children’s and adult programming at the Sequim Library.

Wind Wave Basics

SEQUIM — Gordon Bilyard of the North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron will present “Wind Wave Basics for Boaters” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The free presentation will be open to the public at the Gathering Place at Sunland Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive.

This clinic will discuss the properties of ocean waves generated by wind stress on the surface of the ocean.

Topics will include the properties of ocean waves, how waves are characterized and the spectrum of waves typically found at sea.

The propagation, evolution and decay of chop and swell will be emphasized as these are of most interest to boaters.

Other topics include capillary waves, wind rows, boundary effects, seiches and how tidal currents affect the propagation and characteristics of wind waves.

Local wave phenomena that result from the interaction of regional weather patterns and geography will be discussed.

For more information about this clinic or other classes offered by the North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron, go to www.northolympicboaters.com or contact the squadron at [email protected].

Elks bingo

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

Admission will be free at the lodge at 143 Port Williams Road.

Minimum buy-in for the game is $10, and the Elks will offer popular bingo games, including progressive. Players must be 18 or older.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.

All proceeds will go to the Elks scholarship program, charities supported by the Elks and lodge operating costs.

Support group

SEQUIM — A woman identified only as Azella will speak about personal experiences with a stroke at a brain injury support group Sunday.

The support group will meet from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Sequim Fire Department, 323 N. Fifth Ave.

The event is free and open to the public.

In association with Washington State Brain Injury Issue Association, this support group provides knowledge and understanding of brain injuries of any type ranging from concussions to strokes and aneurysms.

Azella will speak about how she has dealt with the effects of a stroke for the past 11 years.

Food and coffee will be served.

For more information, phone Azella at 360-406-1163.

Dancing music

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange will host performer Buck Ellard from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $10 per person at the grange, 290 Macleay Road.

Food will be provided.

Fiddlers in new home

SEQUIM — The Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association will meet Saturday at Shipley Center.

Jamming will start at 9:30 a.m. at the center, 921 E. Hammond St.

The public is welcome to listen or become members and join in the jam circle.

A meeting for association members is scheduled for 11 a.m. and a free performance is planned from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

For information, go to d15.wotfa.org.

Adventure book

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library will host a discussion of the book “Tracks” by Robyn Davidson at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The discussion will take place at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The book is about Davidson’s solo trek across 1,700 miles of the Australian Outback.

For information, call 360-683-1161 or go to www.nols.org.

Genealogical meeting

SEQUIM — Matthew Dubeau, curator and research coordinator for the National Park Service, will talk about the research facility and records of early pioneer families and homesteads at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The free presentation will be at a meeting of the Clallam County Genealogical Society at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information, call 360-928-0150 or email [email protected].


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — An all-you-can-eat benefit breakfast is held every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Crescent Bay Lions Club, 181 Holly Hill Road.

The menu includes eggs, hot cakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham, bacon, sausage, coffee and tea.

The breakfast is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.

All proceeds help Crescent Bay members support Crescent High School yearbooks and scholarships, holiday food baskets, glasses for the needy and other community projects.

This event is open to the public.

Birding class

SEQUIM — “The Inside Story,” the fourth in a series of Backyard Birding classes, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Dungeness River Audubon Center.

The center is located in Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The cost of each session is $5 and is free for anyone younger than 18.

Shirley Anderson and Ken Wiersema will illustrate and lead a discussion about anatomy, physiology and behaviors of birds.

Topics will include bird eye structure, how they vocalize, feathers and bones.

The series of classes is hosted by members of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society (OPAS).

Backyard Birding can be taken either as individual classes or in a series.

After the completion of five sessions, participants will be offered free membership in OPAS for one year.

Seahawks rally

SEQUIM — Area Seahawks fans are invited to a rally at the River Road bridge over U.S. Highway 101 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Participants are urged to meet in the Applebee’s Restaurant parking lot at 130 River Road at 10:15 a.m.


Manresa dance

PORT TOWNSEND — It will be the Third Sunday dance instead of a Second Sunday dance at Manresa Castle.

The hotel at 651 Cleveland St. was closed on the second Sunday, so for this month only, the dance will be on the third Sunday.

Admission is $7.

Starting at 6 p.m., Jean Bettanny and Tom Fairhall will teach the hustle, a syncopated swing dance variation danced with a partner.

That will be followed by dancing to blues and swing music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Grange square dance

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Grange will hold a square dance and social at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Admission will be $6 for adults and free for children 16 and younger at the grange hall at 1219 Corona St.

All dances are taught. All ages and experience levels are invited.

Attendees are asked to bring a personal water bottle and optional snacks to share with others.

The caller will be Dave Thielk with the Possum Carvers performing.

For information, call Thielk at 360-602-1270.

Disaster in Verse

PORT TOWNSEND — “The Disaster in Verse,” written and directed by high school senior Ian Coates, will be presented at Port Townsend High School at 7 tonight and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Admission to all performances is pay-what-you-wish at the high school, 1500 Van Ness St., with the proceeds supporting the high school drama club.

A two-act musical, the story centers around William McGonigal, considered to be the worst poet in Victorian England.

The cast includes many familiar faces and a few new drama students from the high school and other schools in Jefferson County, portraying characters ranging from Queen Victoria to Alfred Lord Tennyson.

For information, call 360-379-4520 or email [email protected].

Navigation essentials

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center will host an “Essentials of Safe Navigation” course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The eight-hour classroom course at the dock at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., will introduce participants to the basics of navigating safely in Pacific Northwest waters — paper charting, rules of the road, aids to navigation, vessel lights, electronic navigation and radar.

The class also will be offered online in four two-hour evening sessions.

To register, go to https://nwmaritime.campbrainregistration.com.

For information, call 360-385-3628, ext. 103, or email [email protected].

Book sale

PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Unitarian will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The book sale will be at the church, 2333 San Juan Ave.

All topics and all titles will be offered. A bag-of-books special will be offered after 2:45 p.m. for $5.

For information, call 360-385-1104 or email [email protected].


Library storytime

FORKS — The Forks Library will host Family Storytime for children up to age 5 at 10:30 a.m. today.

Storytime features fun action rhymes, fingerplays, crafts, dancing and songs at the library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

Activities support important skill development and encourage children to interact with peers and caregivers.

For information, call 360-374-6402, ext. 7791, or email [email protected].


Mountain lions

NORDLAND — The Jefferson Land Trust and CedarRoot School will host a public presentation by mountain lion expert Mark Elbroch at 5 p.m. today.

The free presentation will be at the Old Nordland Church Community Hall, 7120 Flagler Road.

Elbroch will speak about the social lives of large cats and answer questions from the audience.

Donations will be welcome to offset costs.

Space will be limited to 45 people. Prospective attendees are asked to RSVP by emailing [email protected] with the subject line “Cougars.”


Game time

PORT HADLOCK — Young people from ages 9 to 18 are invited to the Jefferson County Library from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today for Game Time.

Board games and card games will be offered at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Jefferson County Library.


‘Cinderella’ shows

CHIMACUM — The Chimacum High School Drama Club will present continuing performances of “Cinderella” this weekend — today and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

The event will take place at at the high school, 91 West Valley Road.

Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for senior citizens and students with ASB cards, and free for children younger than 10.

For information, call 360-302-5900 or email [email protected].

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