WEEKEND: Kitchen tour, MAC auction on tap

A kitchen tour and a dinner and auction for the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley are among the activities offered 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.

PORT TOWNSEND/JEFFERSON COUNTY

Kitchen Tour slated

PORT HADLOCK — A self-guided tour of eight kitchens in the Tri-Area and Chimacum Valley will comprise the 15th annual Kitchen Tour: “A Day in the Country” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

A hospitality center with kitchen design seminars, refreshments and the chance to win raffle baskets will be held at Chimacum Creek Primary School, 313 Ness’ Corner Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets are $14 in advance from the Chimacum Corner Farmstand, Dana Pointe Interiors, Dream City Market and Cafe, Kitchen & Bath Studio, Over the Fence, Personalize It and What’s Cookin’, or by phoning 360-379-6454.

Day-of-tour tickets are $18.

For more information, phone 360-379-6454, visit www.aauwpt.org or search for “Port Townsend Kitchen Tour” on Facebook.

Dirt presentation

CHIMACUM — MacArthur Award-winning University of Washington professor David R. Montgomery will present “Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations” on Saturday.

The lecture will be at 3 p.m. at the Chimacum High School auditorium, 91 West Valley Road.

Montgomery will focus on the impact of soil use and abuse on human societies, past and present.

The event, sponsored by the Jefferson Land Trust Geology Group, is free and open to the public.

A $5 donation to cover costs would be appreciated.

The presentation will be preceded by the Jefferson Land Trust’s annual meeting.

For more information, visit www.saveland.org.

Birding cruises

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will host spring bird migration cruises aboard Puget Sound Express Glacier Spirit on Saturday and again May 5.

The three-hour trip will depart from Point Hudson Marina in downtown Port Townsend at 1 p.m. both days.

Tickets are $55 per person, $50 for members of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Burke Museum, Audubon or the Washington Ornithological Society, and $45 for children ages 2-10.

Onboard refreshments will be available.

For reservations, phone the Port Townsend Marine Science Center at 360-385-5582, ext. 104, or 800-566-3932, or email cruises@ptmsc.org for additional information.

Benefit stage show

PORT TOWNSEND — A benefit performance of “Just on a Fence” will be held at the Palace Hotel, 215 Tyler St., today.

Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the show starting at 8 p.m.

Tickets and dessert are $15 for adults, $7.50 for youths 7 to 18 and free for 6 and younger.

For the play only, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youths 7 to 18.

Low-income patrons can pay $5 for the show.

For more information, phone 360-344-3729.

Interact events

PORT TOWNSEND — Interact Club members from Port Townsend and Chimacum high schools will host a conference at Fort Worden State Park today and Saturday.

A Coast Guard rescue demo, which will be open to the public, is planned at 4:30 p.m. today near the Port Townsend Marine Science Center pier.

Chimacum High School Interact is sponsored by the East Jefferson Rotary Club, and Port Townsend High’s Interact is co-sponsored by the Port Townsend Sunrise and Port Townsend Noon Rotary Clubs.

Rotarians will join students for the opening of the conference and at a working dinner where Saturday’s community service projects will be planned.

Students will hear presentations on personal preparedness from Jefferson County Emergency Management Director Bob Hamlin and a discussion on community sustainability with Port Townsend City Councilwoman Deborah Stinson.

Expedition films

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson Community School students will present short video features of recent expeditions to Vietnam and Mexico tonight.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Mountain View Commons gymnasium, 1919 Blaine St.

Student blogs are posted on www.Matadornetwork.com and can be viewed on Jefferson Community School’s Facebook page.

Several souvenirs from Vietnam will be raffled during the event.

For more information visit www.jeffersoncommunityschool.com.

Arbor Day event

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to an Arbor Day celebration at Rotary Park, next to the Port Townsend Ferry Terminal, from 9 a.m. to noon today.

Mayor David King and Port Townsend Rotary President Jim Maupin will initiate the ceremonial tree-planting, and members of the city parks crew will bring planting tools, compost and flowers.

Volunteers are wanted to assist the city’s Parks, Recreation and Tree Advisory Board as it spruces up the park for spring.

Participants should bring gardening gloves and appropriate clothing.

For more information, phone Arbor Day volunteer coordinator Lys Burden at 360-385-4881 or email wpburden@aol.com.

‘Pecos Bill’ showing

BRINNON — Brinnon Community Theatre will offer four performances of “Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot Sue Meet the Dirty Dan Gang” tonight, Saturday and Sunday.

Performances will be at the Brinnon Booster Club on Corey Lane at 7 p.m. today and Sunday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is $5, including refreshments, and at the 2 p.m. Sunday performance, children younger than 12 will be admitted free.

For more details, phone 360-531-1545 or 360-531-0221, or email robinonyew@live.com.

Fort Townsend walk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers will host a Fort Townsend Club Walk on Saturday.

Participants will meet at the Port Townsend Subway, 1300 Water St., at 9:30 a.m. before driving to the park.

A carpool will leave the Sequim QFC parking lot at 8:15 a.m.

Participants can choose routes of about 3.1 or 6.2 miles through the heavily wooded park, which has a rich military history dating from pioneer days.

State Discover Passes are required.

Day passes are $10, and yearly passes are $30.

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

PORT ANGELES

Magic of Cinema

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College’s Magic of Cinema series will feature a Brazilian drama about a struggling actress tonight.

“Craft” will be screened at 7 p.m. in Maier Hall on the campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Admission is $5 for the general public and free for Peninsula College students with identification.

Screenings are scheduled each Friday.

Also coming up:

■ May 4: “Fat, Bald, Short Man,” an animated Colombian film about lonesome, middle-aged Antonio, who joins a cultish self-help group.

■ May 11: “Miss Representation,” a documentary on women and the media featuring Oprah Winfrey and Jane Fonda.

■ May 18: “The Colors of the Mountain,” a tale of two soccer-obsessed boys growing up in war-ravaged Colombia.

For more details on the films and other public events on campus, visit www.PenCol.edu or www.Facebook.com/PeninsulaCollege.

Tree giveaway set

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Timber Action Committee will hold a tree giveaway in the parking lot of Green Crow, corner of Eighth and Francis streets, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Giveaway trees are mostly Douglas fir, with some cedar and spruce.

Some specialty trees will be sold, including Shasta fir, grand fir, noble fir and Rocky Mountain white fir.

El Día de los Niños

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System invites families to celebrate El Día de los Niños at the Port Angeles Main Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Another celebration will be held at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave., at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

The festivities will feature a bilingual storytime, followed by music, food, games and crafts.

Children who attend will be given a free book.

El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is a celebration of children, families and reading that culminates each year April 30.

Both programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.nols.org or email youth@nols.org.

Research library open

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society Research Library will be open for research for the “curious and experienced researcher” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The library is located at 931 W. Ninth St.

Volunteers will be available to help with computer research with access to www.Ancestry.com, Fold 3, World Vital Records and American Ancestor.

The library is regularly open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

For more information, phone 360-417-5000.

Erase negativity

PORT ANGELES — Local author Sally Marks will discuss her self-improvement book Erase Negativity and Embrace the Magic Within in a free program at 1 p.m. Saturday at InSpired!, a book and gift store at 124 W. First St.

There’s no cost to hear Marks’ hourlong talk, but space is limited, so participants may reserve seats by phoning InSpired! at 360-504-2590.

For more details, visit www.EraseNegativity.com.

Roller derby bout

PORT ANGELES — Port Scandalous Roller Derby will present its fourth bout of the season with the Port Scandalous Brawl Stars taking on Tacoma’s Marauding Mollys on Saturday.

The bout will be at 6 p.m. at Olympic Skate Center, 707 S. Chase St.

Presale tickets are $10 and are available at Bada Bean! Bada Bloom!, 1105 E. Front St., or at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Tickets are $12 at the door.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Land trust breakfast

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Land Trust’s third annual Conservation Breakfast will be at 8 a.m. today.

The breakfast will be at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles.

It is free, though donations to support the land trust will be accepted.

Space is limited, and RSVPs were required to Matthew@NOLT.org or 360-460-8823.

John Willits, land trust board member, is the guest of honor.

SEQUIM

Health expo slated

SEQUIM — Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic will present its first Healthy Solutions Expo at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The free program will present ways to achieve exercise, good nutrition and stress management.

For more information, phone Barb Paschal at the clinic at 360-582-0218.

MAC Nite fundraiser

SEQUIM — The MAC Nite Dinner Auction, the primary annual fundraising event for the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, will be held at SunLand Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The MAC will celebrate its 36th anniversary at the event, which includes a catered dinner, live music by Chez Jazz and silent and live auctions.

Auction items include a private dinner with tours of both the historical McAlmond House and Groveland Cottage in Dungeness; two-night stays at the Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort in Parksville, B.C., and the Hotel Grand Pacific in downtown Victoria; a seven-day Holland America Line cruise; and a one-day rental of the historical Dungeness Schoolhouse.

Event proceeds benefit general MAC operations.

Tickets are $70 per person or $650 for a corporate table seating eight and can be purchased at the MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St., and Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St., both in Sequim.

For more information, phone Emily Westcott at 360-670-6294.

Poetry readings

SEQUIM — Poets Kate Reavey and Patrick Loafman are featured at the Fourth Friday Readings at Rainshadow Coffee, 157 W. Cedar St., at 6 p.m. today.

Reavey’s poetry is inspired by place, culture and an interdisciplinary approach to living in the foothills of the Olympics.

Her first collection of poetry, Too Small to Hold You, was published by New York City’s Pleasure Boat Studio.

Loafman’s poetry has been published in more than 20 journals and two published chapbooks.

Musical Seltzer, his full-length book of poetry, is due out this year.

Admission is free. Readings begin at 6:30 p.m.

Writers are invited to submit their names for the five-minute open mic readings.

Guidelines for the open mic are available through Ruth Marcus at Rmarcus@olypen.com or 360-681-2205.

Center’s dinner, dance

SEQUIM — Park View Villas Retirement Community will sponsor the Sequim Senior Activity Center’s Gala Dinner, Dance and Auction today.

The event will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Tickets are $50, $25 of which is tax-deductible.

Proceeds will go toward a new senior center.

Music will be provided by the Olympic Express Big Band. Appetizers provided by Park View Villas will precede the dinner of prime rib or pasta primavera.

One alcoholic or nonalcoholic drink is included, along with a chance to win a door prize.

Attendees can bid on an array of silent auction items, including travel destinations.

After dinner, a live auction will be held.

Tickets are on sale, by phone or in person, at the Sequim Senior Activity Center and Park View Villas, 1430 Park View Lane in Port Angeles.

For more information, phone the Sequim Senior Activity Center at 360-683-6806 or Park View Villas at 360-452-7222.

PC athletic gala

BLYN — Comedian Jeff Dye will headline Pirate Casino Night, a benefit for Peninsula College’s Student Athlete Scholarship Fund, on Saturday.

The event will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101.

It will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a dinner, games and Dye’s stand-up comedy.

Tickets for the Pirate Casino Night are $85 per person or $150 per couple.

Tickets can be purchased at www.peninsulacollege.camp9.org.

For more information, phone 360-417-6467.

Weed lecture set

SEQUIM — Clallam County Noxious Weed Control Board Director Cathy Lucero will speak at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Lucero will present “Weeds — Who They Are; What to Do?”

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Worm composting

SEQUIM — Veteran Washington State University Master Gardener Judy Mann will demonstrate kitchen composting with red worms during the “Class Act at Woodcock Garden” at the Master Gardeners’ Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road, at 10 a.m. Saturday.

A certified Master Gardener since 2005, Mann has been worm composting for five years.

The educational series is sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardener Program and the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County.

It is free and open to the public.

For more information, phone 360-417-2279.

Rummage sale benefit

SEQUIM — The Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Proceeds benefit Torch Club, a group for middle school members that focuses on community service, club service, fundraising and social recreation.

For more information, phone 360-683-8095.

Art talk at Wind Rose

SEQUIM — Wind Rose Cellars, 155-B W. Cedar St., will host an art talk with Patricia Andrews and Shirley Mercer from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.

The pair will discuss their art, processes and inspiration.

Wines and light snacks will be served.

Free shredding

SEQUIM — First Federal offers free shredding of sensitive documents Saturday.

The shredding will be at the Sequim Village branch, 1201 W. Washington St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

FORKS/WEST END

Crescent fundraisers

JOYCE — The Crescent School senior/junior classes will hold fundraisers in Joyce from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The senior class is having a large rummage sale to raise funds for its graduation trip to California in June.

The rummage sale will be in the Joyce Fitness parking lot, 50883 state Highway 112.

The junior class will hold a car wash/bake sale benefit in the Joyce General Store parking lot, 50893 state Highway 112.

The juniors are raising funds to pay for the Junior/Senior Prom.

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