WEEKEND: Super Bowl blues? Plenty to do around Peninsula

Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl on TV isn’t the only thing going on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

A doll show, tales of uncompromising Olympic Peninsula pioneer women and an avalanche awareness class also are happening — and most of them before the big game.

For information about the opening of Olympic Theatre Arts’ production of “The Spitfire Grill” and 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 ANGELES

Volunteer gardens

PORT ANGELES — A group of volunteer vegetable growers will hold its annual planning meeting at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., at 10 a.m. today.

The group is in its fifth year of growing fresh vegetables and distributing thousands of servings of them to the Salvation Army, the Port Angeles Food Bank and the Port Angeles Senior Center.

Members raise the crops in more than 100 raised beds around Port Angeles.

The public is welcome.

For more information, phone Bill Klover at 360-670-6893 or email william.klover@yahoo.com.

Dental clinic set

PORT ANGELES — Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics plans to host a larger-than-usual free dental clinic today.

Irwin Dental Center expects to bring in a big group of volunteers to handle as many patients as possible in one day, said Rebekah Miller, a VIMO board member.

No appointments will be taken, and patients are encouraged to arrive early for the clinic in Armory Square at 228 W. First St.

Services are limited to treatment of acute dental infection or pain, and treatment is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, phone 360-452-4726 or visit www.vimoclinic.org.

‘Baby & Me’ classes

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula Pre-Three Co-Op will hold a free “Baby & Me” class today and all Fridays in February.

Intended for parents and babies from birth to 10 months, the course will meet at the Pre-Three classroom at First Baptist Church, 105 W. Sixth St., from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Topics will include infant CPR and choking, baby sign language, baby massage and more.

The courses will be led by a certified early education teacher with professional guest speakers.

For more information, phone Maggie Garcia at 813-846-9848 or email maggielgarcia@yahoo.com or prethree@yahoo.com.

Candy sale continues

PORT ANGELES — Camp Fire USA Juan de Fuca Council’s annual candy sale continues until Sunday, Feb. 12.

Candy selections include mint patties, almond roca, buttercrunch, almond caramel clusters and “p’nuttle” butter toffee peanuts.

Price is $5 per box.

The sale promotes leadership goal-setting and character development.

All proceeds from the sale benefit the local Camp Fire council and allow the group to keep participation fees low.

Youths can be found weekends and after school selling candy throughout Clallam County at Safeway, Albertsons, Walmart, Swain’s General Store and Forks Outfitters.

For more information or to purchase candy, phone the Camp Fire USA Juan de Fuca Council at 360-457-8442 or email campfire@olypen.com.

Fish on the Fence

PORT ANGELES — The fourth annual Fish on the Fence Gala will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St.

The hotel is within eyeshot of City Pier, the home of the Arthur D. Feiro Marine Life Center, one of the beneficiaries of the fundraiser.

Tickets are $45.

This year’s Fish on the Fence Gala will feature food, live music, art displays and silent and live auctions.

Proceeds will support the marine life center as well as the commercial art program at the alternative Lincoln High School.

The event is named after an ongoing collaboration among the marine life center, Lincoln High School and The Landing mall that links science and art education.

Commercial art students research marine species and then create artistic interpretations that are ready for a growing public art piece along the fence of The Landing.

The panels of marine species produced by the students are auctioned for sponsorship at the fundraising event in February.

The Feiro Marine Life Center is open weekends for visitors from noon to 4 p.m.

Admission is free during the winter months. Donations are accepted.

For special arrangements or class visits, phone 360-417-6254.

Tickets for the gala can be purchased by phoning the marine life center at 360-417-6254.

Rally, march set

PORT ANGELES — Occupy Port Angeles will hold a rally and march today to protest section Nos. 1031 and 1032 of the National Defense Authorization Act.

Participants plan to assemble at Veterans Memorial Park on Lincoln Street next to the Clallam County Courthouse at noon.

This act gives the president the authority to arrest and detain indefinitely without trial U.S. citizens suspected of supporting or condoning what may be defined as terrorist activities.

The public is welcome to participate in the protest march.

Safety training set

PORT ANGELES —Peninsula College will host electric-drive-vehicle first-responder safety training from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The training will occur in Keegan Hall, Room M-125, on the Port Angeles campus

The training course will focus on hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles.

Participants will learn information needed to respond to accidents involving advanced technology vehicles.

For more information, phone Mike Hansen at 360-417-6540 or email mhansen@pencol.edu edu.

Doughnut sale

PORT ANGELES — The Crescent School yearbook group will hold a Krispy Kreme doughnut fundraiser at three Port Angeles locations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Locations include Albert­sons, 114 E. Lauridsen Blvd.; Walmart, 3411 E. Kolonels Way; and Swain’s General Store, 602 E. First St.

Proceeds will go toward producing the 2012 yearbook.

For more information, phone 360-928-3311.

Doll show slated

PORT ANGELES — Just Dolls of Washington Doll Club will hold its 2012 “Promise of Spring” doll show at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

This year’s theme is “Aloha Dolly!” with doll club members and vendors in Hawaiian attire.

Many local and out-of-area vendors offer everything from antique and modern dolls and bears to doll furniture, accessories and doll stringing.

Hula dances will be performed periodically throughout the day.

Numerous door prize drawings for dolls, bears and accessories, offered by the club and vendors, will be held all day as well.

The grand prize is the American Girl Doll of the Year 2011, “Kanani.”

It comes with a trousseau of three Hawaiian outfits, clothes, accessories, a horse and dog, and a rolling suitcase.

Proceeds from the drawing will be donated to the Peninsula Daily News’ Peninsula Home Fund.

Homemade soup and sandwiches will be available for purchase at the show.

The entry fee is $2, and grand prize tickets are $1 each.

One door prize ticket will be given in exchange for bringing a donated canned food item to the show to benefit the local food bank.

For more information, phone Dori at 360-683-1006 or email dori@olypen.com.

Art show to end

PORT ANGELES — “Blind Luck” is the name of the public art show that concludes today at the PUB Art Gallery at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

The gallery, a hallway outside the Little Theater, is lined with 11 large, vivid images by Suzanne Lamon and husband Frank Samuelson of Port Hadlock.

The pair are known for public art installations and shows across the West and have assembled a show of paintings inspired by life on the Olympic Peninsula, in Eastern Washington and the Idaho panhandle.

Together, they will give a free talk on their art and life here at 1 p.m. today in the Little Theater.

The artists invite visitors to stay for a reception at 2 p.m.

The art gallery is open during the same hours as the adjacent PUB cafeteria, from 7:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Admission is free

Auditions redux

PORT ANGELES — Auditions for the Port Angeles Community Playhouse production of the Mark Twain comedy “Is He Dead” will be held at the playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 11 a.m. Saturday.

In the play, Jean Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, is in love with Marie Leroux but in debt to a villainous picture dealer who forecloses on him, threatening debtors’ prison unless Marie marries him.

Millet realizes the only way he can pay his debts and keep Marie from marrying someone else is to die, as only dead painters achieve fame and fortune.

The play will be directed by Barbara Frederick.

Parts are available for up to 16 performers.

Copies of the play are available at Port Angeles, Sequim and Peninsula College libraries.

Rehearsals begin in Late February or March, with the production running from April 27 to May 13.

For more information, phone Frederick at 360-452-2998.

‘Blessing of Plants’

PORT ANGELES — An ecumenical “Blessing of the Plants” will be held in the heated greenhouses at Angel Crest Gardens, 58424 state Highway 112, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The event will include a relaxed, nontraditional liturgy, reception and optional work party.

Attendees are welcome to bring poems and short readings on topics like cycles of life creation, seasons, planting and nature to be included in the liturgy.

These may be original or found pieces.

Snacks and drinks will be served, and there will also be time for gardening questions and answers.

A planting of hanging baskets will occur, and attendees can volunteer their time.

Training will be provided.

Some seating will be available, and the greenhouses are wheelchair-accessible.

For more information, phone the gardens at 360-457-8222 or email angelcre@olypen.com.

Riders on film

PORT ANGELES — The Magic of Cinema film series starts today with “Patriot Guard Riders,” the story of motorcyclists who travel to the funerals of young service members killed in action.

Its director, veteran documentarian Ellen Frick of Port Townsend, will be on hand for a question-and-answer session after the 7 p.m. screening.

“Patriot Guard Riders” is the first in the “Moveable Fest,” a six-week series of movies selected from this past September’s Port Townsend Film Festival.

Each movie will start at 7 p.m. in the new Maier Performance Hall, which is in the southeast corner of the Peninsula College campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Free for students

For most screenings, admission is $5 for the general public or free for Peninsula College students with identification.

The movie “Koran by Heart,” however, will have no admission charge Feb. 10.

For more details, check the Peninsula Daily News in the coming weeks; visit www.PenCol.edu; or phone the college at 360-452-9277.

Saturday Science

PORT ANGELES — Heidi Pedersen of NOAA’s Olympic Coast Discovery Center will discuss ocean acidification at an upcoming Port Angeles Library Saturday Science program.

The event will be held at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday Science programs take place the first Saturday of each month.

Recommended for children 7 to 12 years of age, Saturday Science programs are free of charge with no preregistration needed.

This program is supported by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library.

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

Train group meets

PORT ANGELES — The George Washington Live Steamers will elect officers at a meeting Saturday.

The gathering of railroad enthusiasts will meet at the George Washington Inn, 939 Finn Hall Road, north of Agnew between Port Angeles and Sequim at 2 p.m.

After the election of officers, members will discuss additional planning for a narrow-gauge railroad.

Coffee and tea will be served.

For more information, email info@gwsteamers.org or visit www.gwsteamers.org.

Fill up before game

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Masonic Lodge No. 69 will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The meal will be held at the Masonic Lodge, 622 S. Lincoln St.

Requested donation is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors 65 and older. Kids 10 and younger are admitd free.

Those who donate two or more nonperishable food items will receive $1 off their meal.

Proceeds will benefit the Masons charity and scholarship funds.

SEQUIM

Genealogy ‘Portal’

SEQUIM — Port Angeles Family History Center staff member Linda Rees will present a PowerPoint overview of “The Portal” today.

The presentation will be held at a meeting of the Computer Genealogy Users Group at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

“The Portal” consists of a selection of 13 subscription websites that may be accessed for free from Family History Centers.

Some of the sites available are 19th-Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archives, Ancestry, Access Newspaper Archive, Fold3, Historic Map Works and World Vital Records.

This meeting is free and open to all who are interested in computer genealogy.

See work-in-progress

SEQUIM — Cindy Mangutz, the poster artist for the Sequim Centennial celebration, will display her work-in-progress and demonstrate her painting style this weekend.

Mangutz will be at Hurricane Coffee, 104 W. Washington St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and at the Museum & Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St., from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, said Barbara Hanna, communications and marketing director for the city of Sequim.

Mangutz, known for her primitive folk art style, was hired in September by the Sequim Centennial Committee to paint a historical picture of Sequim for the upcoming Sequim centennial celebration, which will begin in the fall.

The poster art will focus on historical sites and key landmarks in Sequim and surrounding areas pre-World War II.

The poster is expected to be complete and available for purchase in May.

The Sequim Centennial Celebration kicks off in October and will encompass a year of events.

It will culminate in a grand finale in November 2013, which will mark the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the city of Sequim.

1960s music on tap

SEQUIM — Creme Tangerine, the Seattle-area group known for its Beatles tribute concerts in Sequim for the past two summers, is coming back.

This time, the musicians will dish out a more diverse, dance-friendly blend of 1960s and ’70s tunes in a benefit for the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The event starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Oasis Sports Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St. Tickets are $25 and include the concert, the Oasis buffet and one glass of beer or wine.

Remaining tickets are available only in advance at the chamber’s Visitor Information Center, 1192 E. Washington St., and none will be sold at the door.

For more details about the fundraiser and about chamber services, phone the Chamber of Commerce today at 360-683-6197.

Free clinics set

SEQUIM — The Home Depot, 1145 W. Washington St., will hold a series of free “how to” clinics starting Saturday.

The schedule is:

■ Kids Workshop: Keepsake Box from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

■ Interior Paint: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Saturday, Feb. 11, 18 and 25.

■ Install a Vanity, Faucet and Bath Accessories: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 11, 18 and 25.

■ Install Wall Tile: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 12, 19 and 26.

■ “Do It Herself:” How to Install Crown Molding: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.

Thrift shop open

SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The shop is featuring gently used winter clothing, furniture items, a kitchen full of dishes and housewares, and clothing accessories.

Volunteers are needed.

For more information about volunteering or consigning items, phone 360-683-7044.

Blood drive slated

SEQUIM — Puget Sound Blood Center will hold a blood drive at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave., from 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, phone blood drive coordinator Ree Huston at 360-681-7205.

PORT TOWNSEND/JEFFERSON COUNTY

Open house slated

PORT LUDLOW — Discover Your Health will hold an open house and free product tasting at 670 Rainier Lane from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The business is owned by Janette Hammond.

It offers ear candling, core-energy work sessions and has recently added a small line of low-glycemic fat-burning products.

For more information or directions, phone Hammond at 360-343-4052.

Avalanche aware

PORT TOWNSEND — The Friends of the Northwest Avalanche Center and Pacific Alpine Guides will offer a free avalanche awareness course Sunday.

The event will be held at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The course will provide an introduction to avalanches, understanding forecasts and modern equipment.

For more information phone Katy Laveck at 360-302-1601.

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