WEEKEND: Bees, climate change, films among events this wekeend

Presentations about bees, lectures on climate change and on the films of the Cold War culture of the 1950s are among the events planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

For information about other arts and entertainment events, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, in today’s print edition.

Other events are in the “Things to Do” calendar, available online at www.peninsuladailynews.com.


Climate lecture set

PORT ANGELES — Climate scientist Nick Bond will present “Climate Change: Implications for the Pacific Northwest” today.

The free talk, a presentation in the Feiro Marine Life Center lecture series, will be at 6:30 p.m. at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave.

The suggested donation is $5.

For more information, phone call the center or visit www.feiromarinelifecenter.org.

Zen retreat set

PORT ANGELES — NO Sangha, a Zen meditation group that has existed in Port Angeles for more than 16 years, will hold a Zazenkai — a one-day zen retreat — on Saturday.

The retreat will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Murre Cottage, 420 W. Third St.

Alternated zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation) and private, individual instruction are available.

Silent coffee/tea breaks and a vegetarian soup and bread lunch will be offered.

A Sutra, or chanting service, will be held at 10 a.m.

At 1 p.m., Kristen Larson, sensei, a teacher in the Diamond Sangha Teachers Circle, will give a Dharma Talk on “Denkoroku, Cases No. 1 and No. 2 Mah k yshpa and Nanda,” the first two Dharma descendents.

Visitors can come and go during the day.

For directions or more information, phone 360-452-5534 or email NOSangha@aol.com.

Anti-biomass meeting

PORT ANGELES — Former Port Townsend Mayor Kees Kolff and co-chair of the North Olympic Group of the Sierra Club Bob Lynette will discuss biomass energy at a meeting Sunday.

“Burning Biomass: Economic, Environmental & Health Concerns” will be presented at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Kolff, who also is a retired pediatrician and public health professional, is the Jefferson Biomass Committee chairman for the Sierra Club’s North Olympic Group.

For more information, phone the Clallam County Healthy Air Coalition at 360-457-2191.

Childhood conference

PORT ANGELES — The 18th annual Early Childhood Conference is planned at Peninsula College on Saturday.

Registration for the conference will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the Pirate Union Building at the college at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

The keynote address, “Mind in the Making: Up Close and Personal,” will be delivered at 9 a.m. in the Little Theater by Leslie Meisner, the director of Head Start and the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program in the Tacoma School District.

Other conference highlights include 14 workshops, training approved by the State Training and Registry System — or STARS — and a vendor area, all of which will be in Keegan Hall.

The vendor area will be open all day and may be visited by community members who are interested in shopping for and buying educational merchandise.

It is not necessary to register for the conference to visit the vendor showcase, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Keegan Hall.

Cost for the entire one-day conference is $45 for members of the Olympic Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children or the Washington Association for the Education of Young Children and $40 for students who are taking a minimum of six credits.

The nonmember registration fee is $65.

Individuals also may elect to attend only the morning or afternoon session for a reduced fee.

To register early, phone Yvette Cline at 360-417-6495.

Bunco fundraiser set

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Recreation’s Future Riders Cheer Program will hold a bunco game fundraiser at the Vern Burton Community Center, 304 E. Fourth St., on Saturday.

The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. A baked potato bar will open at 5 p.m. Games will begin at 6 p.m.

The cost is $10 for bunco or $15 for bunco and the baked potato bar.

Bunco is a social dice game that is 100 percent luck.

The object of the game is to accumulate points and roll certain combinations.

Winners get prizes for accomplishments like highest and lowest scores, most wins, losses and more.

A cash prize will go to the player with the most buncos.

Artist to speak

PORT ANGELES — Artist d’Elaine Johnson will talk about her approach to art at the Peninsula College main campus today.

The painter will give the free talk at 1 p.m. at the Little Theater, which is adjacent to the PUB Gallery where an exhibit of 31 of her paintings ends today.

The PUB gallery is inside the J Building at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Right after the talk, the public also is invited to a reception in the gallery with Johnson.

For more information, visit www.PenCol.edu or Peninsula College’s Facebook page.

March Madness Tea

PORT ANGELES — The Sequim and Port Angeles Rainbow Assemblies will host a March Madness Tea Party membership luncheon Saturday.

The luncheon, which is for girls 10 to 19 years old, will be from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Port Angeles Masonic Center, 622 S. Lincoln St.

Attendees are asked to use the Seventh Street entrance and walk upstairs.

For more information or to RSVP, phone Mary Miller at 360-417-9236 or Vickie Larson at 360-457-9444.


Sculpture unveiling

CARLSBORG — Per Berg will unveil his steel sculpture “Metal Man” at High Energy Metals, 293 Business Park Loop, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Berg is a 2005 graduate of Sequim High School and an alum of Evergreen State College.

A tailgate, bonfire and beverages party is planned.

Job fair today

SEQUIM — The Sequim Home Depot will host a job fair in the Sequim Community School Commons, 220 W. Alder St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Participating businesses and agencies include Costco, Westport Shipyard, Olympic Medical Center, the state Department of Corrections, WorkSource, 7 Cedars Casino, city of Sequim, Express Employment Professionals and The Home Depot.

City band concert

SEQUIM — The Sequim City Band’s 20th concert season will begin with a performance of “The Magical Music of Childhood” on Sunday.

The concert will be at 3 p.m. in the Sequim High School Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Clarinetist Deena Patfield chose music for this concert that reminded her of growing up in England, such as “Pevensey Castle” by Robert Sheldon.

“Peter and the Wolf,” complete with narration, will be the main feature.

The audience also will hear “The Wizard of Oz,” “Mary Poppins” and “Disney at the Movies”; Julius Fucik’s “Grumbly Old Bear,” featuring Tyler Benedict on tuba; “What a Wonderful World” with alto saxophonist Miles Vokurka; and a clarinet ensemble playing “Forgotten Dreams” by Leroy Anderson and “Looney Tunes.”

Performances of “Mother Goose” and “Mother Hubbard” by Sousa and Fillmore will round out the concert.

The Sequim City Band performs indoor concerts in March and October.

The first outdoor concert at the James Center for the Performing Arts in the Water Reuse Reclamation Site near Carrie Blake Park will be Sunday, May 20.

For more information, visit www.sequimcityband.org.

Family research maps

SEQUIM — Eileen Johnston will present “Using, Modifying and Creating Your Own Digital Maps in Family Research” on Saturday.

The Clallam County Genealogical Society presentation will be from 9:45 a.m. to noon at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church parish hall, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, phone 360-417-5000 or visit www.olypen.com/ccgs.

Teen techies

SEQUIM — Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to celebrate Teen Tech Week at the Sequim Library with “Break It Down, Build it Up” at 4 p.m. today.

Teen Tech Week, which is from March 4-10, is a national event sponsored by the American Library Association.

This year’s theme is “Geek Out @ the Library,” with the goal of highlighting the technology that teens can find at the library.

For more information, visit www.nols.org or contact the library at 360-683-1161 or Sequim@nols.org.

Book sale slated

SEQUIM — Friends of the Sequim Library will host its monthly Second Saturday Book Sale at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Donations of gently used books are accepted at all hours at the Friends’ donation collection building behind the Sequim Library.

Learn lawn care

SEQUIM — Chris Sexton-Smith will present “The Care and Feeding of Lawns” at an event at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, at 1 p.m. Saturday.

His talk will include water conservation, organic fertilizers and the maintenance of a healthy green lawn.

For more information, phone McComb Gardens at 360-681-2827.

Learn about Word

SEQUIM — The Sequim PC Users Group will continue its series of presentations on Microsoft Word basics Saturday.

The talk will be at 10 a.m. in the computer lab, Room E-3, at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

The suggested donation is $5.

The hands-on presentation will cover opening saved documents, bullets and numbers, page layouts and borders, saving your work, addressing envelopes, control keys and inserting pictures.

An open forum will follow, with group members answering computer-related questions.

For more information, phone spcug1@gmail.com.

Listen to the bees

SEQUIM — Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, will screen the documentary “Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The screening is free and open to the public.

The 82-minute film is a look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of “The Real Dirt On Farmer John,” a film about a rural Illinois farm.

“Queen of the Sun” discusses the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive while weaving a story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world.

It also reveals problems and solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.

Intro to beekeeping

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers Association will present “A Brief Introduction to Beekeeping” at Sunny Farms Country Store, 261461 U.S. Highway 101, at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The free class will discuss the equipment needed to raise bees, where to get bees and how to care for them.

For more information, phone Mark Urnes at 360-477-7934.

Accordion social

SEQUIM — An accordion social is planned at the Sequim Senior Activity Center on Sunday.

The social will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the center at 921 E. Hammond St.

Admission is $2.

For more information, phone 360-683-5620.


‘Fantabulous Follies’

PORT TOWNSEND — The seventh annual “Fantabulous Follies” fundraiser for the Port Townsend Food Bank will feature songs and dances in a nightclub setting and a variety show in performances of “This Game of Love” this weekend.

The show will be at 7 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Port Townsend High School auditorium, 450 Fir St.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. They will be available at the door.

Song and dance numbers will be presented and are still being rehearsed under the auspices of the O’Meara Dance Studio in Port Townsend.

The two-hour show is created by mother-daughter studio owners and artistic directors Joan O’Meara and Erin O’Meara.

This year’s show features a cast of 34 performers from the adult tap, jazz and musical theater classes, with Erin O’Meara handling the emcee duties.

For more information, phone 360-379-4951.

Used-book benefit

PORT TOWNSEND — The Friends of the Port Townsend Library will host a spring used-book sale at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., on Saturday.

The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the general public but will open at 8 a.m. for members of Friends of the Library.

Gently used books, CDs and DVDs for adults and children will be available.

Except for specially priced books, all adult items will cost $1 and children’s books 50 cents.

At 1 p.m., bags of books will sell for $2.50.

All proceeds will fund library programs.

For more information, phone 360-379-1061.

Club walk slated

PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers will host a club walk Saturday.

The Port Townsend Waterfront Walk will include routes of 6 kilometers and 11 kilometers and will begin at the Port Townsend Subway restaurant, 1300 Water St., at 9:30 a.m.

A carpool will leave the Sequim QFC parking lot at 8:30 a.m.

A meeting with club officer nominations will follow the walk at the Highway 20 Road House, 2152 Sims Way.

For more information, phone Frances Johnson at 360-385-5861.

Community Read event

PORT TOWNSEND — The 2012 Port Townsend Community Read series and the Rose Theatre will present the film “Pendleton Round-Up: The Wild West Way” at noon on Sunday.

The event will be held at the Rose Theatre, 235 Taylor St.

Covering 100 years of the historic Pendleton round-up in Pendleton, Ore., the documentary relives how the round-up became a national draw for thrill-seeking rodeo riders.

Producer Oregon Public Broadcasting presents volunteer efforts and the tribal commitment to the success of the event in the hourlong show, which aired on PBS in 2010.

The documentary film showing is part of a series of free events in conjunction with the 2012 Port Townsend Community Read book Winterkill by Craig Lesley.

Winterkill offers a perspective from fictional main character Danny Kachiah, a traveling tribal rodeo rider whose passion for tribal heritage and the thrill of the ride brings him back to Pendleton time and again.

Audience members are encouraged to stay after the showing to discuss the film with Pendleton roundup publicity director Randy Thomas.

Solar orientation set

CHIMACUM — A Solarize Port Townsend orientation will be held at Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Drive, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Power Trip Energy Corp. has developed a solar-photovoltaic group-purchasing program called Solarize Port Townsend that provides $300 to $700 per kilowatt cash rebates for those who sign up for a solar PV installation before April 30.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, phone 360-643-3080 or visit www.solarizept.com.


Benefit breakfast

FORKS — Mount Olympus Masonic Lodge No. 298 will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The breakfast will be at the lodge at 130 W. Division St.

The requested donation is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors 65 and older, and free for youths 10 and younger.

Attendees who donate two or more nonperishable food items will receive $1 off the meal.

Proceeds will benefit the lodge’s charity and scholarship funds.

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