WEEKEND: Other area events on North Olympic Peninsula

Easter egg hunts at public pools in Port Angeles and Port Townsend, art shows, music and political meetings are all 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.


Homeless Connect

PORT ANGELES — Help with everything from food to housing to medical services or legal aid will be offered for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless at a fair today.

The third annual Clallam County Project Homeless Connect is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

It will offer same-day services ranging from food, clothing, haircuts and massage to medical and dental screening, legal help, housing resources, mental health services and services for veterans.

All services offered by the 45 service providers — including food provided by the Port Angeles Food Bank and Salvation Army — are free, said Mercy Luquetta-Cole, chairwoman of Project Homeless Connect.

Clallam Transit is donating free rides to those who want to attend, Luquetta-Cole said.

“All they have to do is get on the bus and say they are going to Project Homeless Connect,” she said.

Family music event

PORT ANGELES — The Al Harris Trio will present a musical program for families at the Port Angeles Library on Saturday.

The program will be at 2 p.m. at the library at 2210 S. Peabody St.

Trio members Craig Buhler, Al Harris and Chuck Easton will demonstrate how instruments have been used throughout history and how musical styles and clothing styles are influenced by the culture of the day.

They will provide a variety of music, from a snippet of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto to the theme songs of “The Pink Panther” and “The Flintstones.”

For more information, phone the library at 360-417-8502, visit www.nols.org or email youth@nols.org.

Roller derby bout

PORT ANGELES — Port Scandalous Roller Derby will present its third bout of the season Saturday.

The Port Scandalous Brawl Stars will take on the Rat City Rollergirls Throttle Rockets of Seattle 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.

Kids Fest Saturday

PORT ANGELES— Hands-on activities and information will be offered at the 22nd annual Kiwanis Kids Fest on Saturday.

The free event, sponsored by the Port Angeles Kiwanis, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St.

Arts and crafts are planned along with a petting zoo, drawing, face painting and a car seat safety clinic.

Pool Egg-stravaganza

PORT ANGELES — William Shore Memorial Pool, 225 E. Fifth St., will host its fifth annual Egg-stravaganza from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The event includes swimming, games and competitions.

Don Adams has provided a Bounce House for outdoor entertainment.

The event is $5 and is open to all ages.

For more information, visit www.williamshorepool.org or phone 360-417-9767.

Lake Crescent history

PORT ANGELES — Historian Alice Alexander will tell about early settlers and resorts on Lake Crescent during a Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales lecture Sunday.

The talk will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Port Angeles City Council chambers, 321 E. Fifth St.

The History Tales series is free and open to the public.

Using PowerPoint, Alexander will share photos and history about the early settlers and resorts on Lake Crescent during the late 1890s and early 1900s.

Alexander, author of four local history books, writes a history column, Back When, for the Peninsula Daily News that is published the last Thursday of each month.

She is working on a book about Lake Crescent that hopes to have in print by this summer.

For more information, phone the Clallam County Historical Society’s office at 360-452-2662 or email artifact@olypen.com.

Strait Art show

PORT ANGELES — “Strait Art,” the annual showcase of artists who like on the North Olympic Peninsula, continues this weekend in two venues.

The show of some 60 works from 29 artists, is at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., and the PUB Gallery at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

“Strait Art” is a collaboration between the fine arts center and Peninsula College.

It contains a variety of work: photography, mixed-media pieces, paintings and sculpture.

The “Strait Art” exhibition will stay on display through May 13.

Work can be seen at the fine arts center from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, while the PUB Gallery is open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Admission to both spaces is free.

For more information, visit www.PAFAC.org or phone 360-457-3532.

Benefit motorcycle ride

PORT ANGELES — The 11th annual Fools Run, a motorcycle ride sponsored by Olympic Powersports, is planned Sunday.

Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Olympic Powersports, 221 S. Peabody St.

The fee is $10 for riders and $5 for passengers.

After the run, a hot dog and chili feed is planned back at Olympic Powersports with prize drawings at 3 p.m.

The event includes a poker run and 50/50 raffle to benefit the Port Angeles Salvation Army and is arranged in loving memory of Dave “Hepo” Miller.

For more information, phone Monte Cotton of Olympic Powersports at 360-417-9554.

MMA gym opens

PORT ANGELES — Cageworks, a mixed martial arts training facility, will hold a soft opening at 8 a.m. Saturday.

The public is welcome to drop by the facility at 103 Elwha Road off of U.S. Highway 101 near Traylors Restaurant.

The business is owned by Dave Holden and managed by Jesse Banks.

An official grand opening event will be held at a later date.

For more information, phone 360-504-2751.


Auditions planned

SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts will hold auditions for the comedy “Bullshot Crummond” tonight and Saturday at the OTA playhouse, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Auditions will start at 7 p.m. tonight and at noon Saturday.

“Bullshot,” a stylized parody of low-budget 1930s detective movies, has roles for male and female actors as well as jobs for volunteer costumers, set builders and stage managers.

Rehearsals with director Debbie Embree will start in April for the production, which will take the stage each weekend from July 6 through July 22.

For more information, phone Olympic Theatre Arts at 360-683-7326.

Gardening seminar

SEQUIM —Fran Sharp of Blooming Nursery in Oregon will present “Japanese Maples in Your Landscape” on Saturday.

The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will be at 1 p.m. at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road.

Sharp also has worked at both Briggs and Iseli nurseries, is active in many horticulture associations and is a charter member of the Great Plant Picks Selection Committee.

Blood drive slated

SEQUIM — Sequim Community Church will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The drive will be held inside the Puget Sound Blood Center’s mobile blood-drive bus on the south side of the church at 950 N. Fifth Ave.

Chorus hosts garage sale

SEQUIM — The Grand Olympics Chorus of Sweet Adelines International plans a fundraising garage sale from today and Saturday.

The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rock Plaza.

It will offer tools, bikes, clothing, exercise items, crafts and other items.

Pet food demonstration

SEQUIM — Best Friend Nutrition, 680 W. Washington St., will host a pet-food demonstration featuring Champion Pet Foods brands Orijen and Acana for dogs and cats.

The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Jennifer Stevenson, regional manager for Champion, will be on hand to discuss the products, provide samples and a door prize drawing.

Best Friend Nutrition is a health food store for pets owned and operated by Jim and Hope Williams.

For more information, phone 360-681-8458.


Lincoln Day

PORT TOWNSEND — Sen. Michael Baumgartner will be guest speaker at the Jefferson County Republicans’ Lincoln Day luncheon Saturday.

The luncheon will begin at 11 a.m. with a social hour and silent auction at the Port Townsend Elks Club, 555 Otto St.

The introduction of guests will begin at noon. Lunch and speeches will follow.

Tickets are $40 per person and $75 for a couple. They will be available at the door.

Baumgartner, a Spokane Republican, is campaigning to be the Republican nominee to run against Sen. Maria Cantwell, a two-term Democrat from Mountlake Terrace who has held the office since 2000.

Also attending will be Jesse Young of Gig Harbor, a Republican candidate for U. S. Congress, running in the 6th Congressional District — which includes the North Olympic Peninsula — for the seat held by Democrat Norm Dicks of Belfair since 1976, as well as Fredi Simpson and Jeff Kent, representatives to the Republican National Committee.

For more information, phone Ron Gregory, chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Central Committee, at 360-343-4041 or visit the party’s website at www.JeffGOP.com.

Public forum set

CHIMACUM — Move to Amend/Port Townsend will discuss the issues of the United States Supreme Court 2010 decision, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, during a free, public forum tonight.

The forum will be at 7 p.m. at the Chimacum High School auditorium, 91 West Valley Road.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The landmark 5-4 decision held that the First Amendment prohibited the government from restricting political expenditures by corporations and unions.

The forum will attempt to answer whether corporations are people, if money is speech and what corporate personhood is.

Speakers include Steven Reisler of Seattle’s National Lawyer’s Guild and Fran Korten, executive director of YES Magazine.

YMCA square dancing

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Family YMCA will continue its series of Appalachian square dancing family nights today.

The event will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Mountain View Commons gymnasium, 1919 Blaine St.

A dance caller will teach all the dances and live musicians will perform.

The suggested donation is $5 donation for individuals, $10 for families.

For more information, phone 360-385-3308 or email edavidt@gmail.com or ptcommunitydance.com.

Garage sale slated

PORT HADLOCK — Pregnancy & Family Resource Services will host a garage sale benefit today and Saturday.

The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Drive.

Proceeds will go toward the nonprofit, faith-based organization that helps pregnant women and families in Jefferson County with emergency diapers, clothing, referrals, equipment and food and formula.

All services are free to clients.

“The sale is being held to help us with our expenses so we are able to keep our doors open for our clients,” said Director Sheryl Kaye.

For more information, phone 360-390-4467 or visit www.pregnancyandfamilyresources.org.

April Pools Day

PORT TOWNSEND — The city of Port Townsend’s Mountain View Swimming Pool will host a community water safety pool party and Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday.

“April Pools Day” will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the pool at 1925 Blaine St.

The event will include carnival games, an underwater Easter Egg hunt, swim assessments, a “Top Guard” competition, door prizes and information booths from local groups dedicated to community wellness.

All children younger than 8 years old must be accompanied by adult guardians.

The first 100 guests will swim for free.

For more information, visit www.cityofpt.us/pool.htm or phone 360-385-7665.

Benefit golf tourney

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Kiwanis Club will sponsor its 15th annual golf tournament Saturday.

The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. at the Port Townsend Golf Club, 1948 Blaine St.

Players of all abilities are welcome.

Entry fee is $40 for members, $45 for guests and includes lunch.

Proceeds benefit the Northwest Kiwanis Camp and other local youth projects supported by the Kiwanis Club.

For information, phone the golf course at 360-385-4547 or Dave Sather at 360-385-4221.

Pistol shooting event

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Sportsmen’s Association will host the first of two International Defensive Pistol Classifier matches on Sunday.

The second match will be held April 15.

Both matches will be held at the Jefferson County Sportsmen’s gun club, 112 Gun Club Road, at 10 a.m.

The events are held to prepare experienced pistol shooters for several state and regional tournaments scheduled for this summer and fall.

Match entry fee will be $10 for the first pistol used to classify and $5 for each additional handgun.

Preregistration is required to compete.

For more information, phone 360-385-3303 or email Gary Chapman at chapmanschoice@msn.com.


Spring cleaning set

FORKS — The West End Business and Professional Association will hold a “Clean Up the Town” event Saturday.

The event is an informal way to spruce up Forks before tourist season.

Residents can pitch in by picking up litter, sweeping a sidewalk or doing any other task that helps clean up the city.

Soroptimist bingo

FORKS — Soroptimist International of Olympic Rain Forest will hold a marathon bingo fundraiser Sunday.

The fundraiser will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Forks Elks Lodge.

Funds will go toward Soroptimist Oncology Support — also known as SOS — which provides help for women with cancer.

Lunch and snacks will be available.

Book sale Saturday

FORKS — The Friends of Forks Library will conduct a book sale Saturday.

The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Forks Library meeting room at 171 S. Forks Ave.

Kids Archery Day

FORKS — Forks High School senior Jalen DePew will lead a Kids Archery Day at the Old Mill Archery Range, corner of U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 110, at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The event is for children ages 6-12.

An arrow making session will be available for $2.50.

Food, drinks and photos will also be available.

For more information, phone 360-640-1536 or 360-640-0456.

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