Olympic Cellars owner Kathy Charlton and the Vineyard Angel

Olympic Cellars owner Kathy Charlton and the Vineyard Angel

International Women’s Day celebration set tonight

PORT ANGELES — The women-owned Olympic Cellars winery will again open its doors for an International Women’s Day party at 6 p.m. today — to both men and women who like hot soup on a chilly night.

This year’s Women’s Day theme is “connecting girls, inspiring futures,” so parents are encouraged to bring their daughters and sons — and children are invited to bring their folks, said winery co-owner Molly Rivard.

The winery is in a century-old barn just east of Port Angeles at 255410 U.S. Highway 101.

“Invite somebody who’s new to the area, a neighbor or somebody new at work,” Rivard added.

Rivard began running the tasting room at Olympic Cellars a decade ago.

Since then, she’s become a source of their homemade soup, which will be served today.

There will several varieties of soup, including mushroom barley and curry, Rivard said.

The winery crew also will lay out fresh breads and cookies, as well as soft drinks and Olympic Cellars’ Working Girl wines.

‘Good cheer’

And this being a get-together for all community members, “good cheer and conversation are always on the menu,” Rivard added.

After dinner, First Step Family Support Center Executive Director Nita Lynn will give a short talk on the center’s many programs — which range from parenting classes to home visits for new mothers — offered across Clallam County.

Admission to today’s event is a suggested donation of $10 for First Step Family Support Center.

A portion of wine sales at the event also will benefit First Step.

More details about the center, which is at 325 E. Sixth St., Port Angeles, are provided on its Facebook page and at 360-457-8355.

International Women’s Day, which has been observed since the early 1900s, is held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements.

The March 8 soup-and-community event has become a tradition at Olympic Cellars, thanks to Womanfest, the 29-year-old organization that helps host it.

Womanfest also holds a retreat at Lake Crescent every September.

For more information, phone Rivard — a Womanfest board member — at Olympic Cellars winery at 360-452-0160 or email her at molly@olympiccellars.com.


Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-417-3550 or at diane.urbani@peninsuladailynews.com.

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