WEEKEND: Variety of events slated on Peninsula

Sequim students will show their original films tonight while Saturday, the North Peninsula Building Association host its annual Builders’ Surplus Sale in Port Angeles and the Jefferson County Historical Society offers a first glimpse of its newly expanded research center.

Those are three of a myriad events 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 ANGELES

Surplus sale slated

PORT ANGELES — The North Peninsula Building Association will host its annual Builders’ Surplus Sale on Saturday.

The sale will be from noon to 3 p.m. in the Swine Barn at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St., Port Angeles.

A large selection of new and used building materials and home-improvement supplies will be available along with discounted service certificates for landscaping materials.

The associated welcomes donations from the public of saleable items.

Limited pickup service is available.

Drop-off dates at the Clallam County Fairgrounds Exposition Hall will be today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the day of the sale from 9 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers are needed to help with the sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, phone 360-452-8160.

PoetrySlam today

PORT ANGELES — A PoetrySlam for young poets and actors in grades 6-9 will be at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 6:30 p.m. today.

Students will compete by reading original poems or published poems.

Judges for the 2012 contest will be Port Angeles Friends of the Library board member Larry Welch, Peninsula Daily News Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz, Port Book and News owner Alan Turner, Odyssey Bookstore employee Sarina Sheth and North Olympic Library System board member Betty Gordon.

Prizes include a Nook Color, a Nook Touch and gift certificates for local bookstores.

The event is free and open to the public.

Funding was provided by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library.

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

Spanish Club sale

PORT ANGELES — The Spanish Club at Port Angeles High School will hold a rummage sale inside the student center at the school, 304 E. Park Ave., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Club members are raising money for an upcoming 11-day trip to Spain.

For more information, phone Andrea Piper at 360-460-6628 or email bigma5@msn.com.

Gardening event

PORT ANGELES — Wayne Roedell of Wayne’s Nursery will teach classes on how to make 16-inch hanging moss baskets Saturday and Sunday.

Classes will be at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day at the Louella N. Lawrence Farm, 704 Lawrence Road on Freshwater Bay.

Classes are $65 per person and include all materials.

Proceeds go to the Lawrence Foundation, a registered nonprofit focused on farming, cultural, historical conservation, environmental and beautification activities.

Part or all of the proceeds are tax-deductible.

To register or for further information, phone Roedell at 360-808-1048 or email LouLawrenceFarm@gmail.com.

4-H benefit dinner

PORT ANGELES — The Silver Spurs 4-H Club of Clallam County will hold a “Bunkhouse Cafe” dinner benefit at Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road, at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are available through 4-H members or at the door.

Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-11 and seniors 61 and older.

Ages 5 and younger will be admitted free.

Clallam County 4-H members are raising funds for Relay For Life and to support a child in the African nation of Chad through World Vision.

Family Flicks set

PORT ANGELES — Family Flicks, the Port Angeles Library’s free Saturday matinee series, will continue with a film of Dr. Seuss’ “Horton Hears a Who” on Saturday.

The movie will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The animated film is based on the sequel to Dr. Seuss’ 1954 classic Horton Hatches the Egg.

Offered the third Saturday of each month, Family Flicks presents beloved children’s movie classics, popcorn and discussion for free.

For information on this and other family programs, contact the Port Angeles Library at 360-417-8502, www.nols.org or youth@nols.org.

Nutrition, sleep event

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children will present a workshop, “Eat Right, Sleep Tight,” on Saturday.

The free workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon in the Linkletter Room of Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St.

Justine Raphael, a Darthmouth College graduate and nutrition educator, will discuss raising happy, healthy children and how a proper diet can affect all aspects of health from autism to seasonal allergies.

Sleep hygiene educator Lindsay E. Johnson will discuss a variety of different practices that are necessary to have normal, quality nighttime sleep and full daytime alertness.

Three STARS credits are available for attendees.

SEQUIM

Student film festival

SEQUIM — Twelve entries in the Sequim Education Foundation’s seventh annual Student Film Festival will be screened today.

The original films, no more than seven minutes long, will be seen at 7 p.m. at the Sequim High School Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

A spaghetti dinner prepared by A Catered Affair will be served in the high school cafeteria from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for dinner and admission to the film festival are $15 and $10 for students, with children younger than 4 eating for free.

Admission to the film festival only is a $5 donation at the door.

Tickets are available at Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St., and the Sequim School District office, 503 N. Sequim Ave.

Film festival T-shirts featuring original student artwork will be available at the festival for $12.

All proceeds go toward student scholarships.

Sequim students in grades 6-12 were eligible to submit films and compete for scholarships.

For more information, visit www.sequimed.org or phone film festival Chairwoman Elna Kawal at 360-683-3027.

In praise of poetry

SEQUIM — Writer and filmmaker Kathryn Hunt will lead a workshop on praise poetry at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The event is part of the Sequim Library’s Celebrate Authorship series.

Participants will read works by Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and other masters of the praise poem, and can write their own poems.

Hunt teaches writing classes in memoir at The Writers’ Workshoppe in Port Townsend.

Her stories and poems have appeared in Rattle, The Sun, Willow Springs, Crab Orchard Review and Open Spaces.

She also is a director of documentary films, including “Take this Heart,” a feature-length film that received the Anna Quindlen Award for Excellence in Journalism.

The Sequim Library is located at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information, visit www.nols.org and click on “Events,” phone 360-683-1161 or email Sequim@nols.org.

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 program will include healthy solutions for exercise, nutrition and stress management to encourage and motivate community members to take steps toward achieving better health.

The expo is open to the public.

A second series of free programs is planned Saturday, April 28.

For more information, phone Barb Paschal at Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic at 360-582-0218.

Grange flea market

SEQUIM — Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, will host a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Vendors will sell their wares inside the hall and in the outdoor kitchen, with tailgaters in between.

Tailgate spaces are available for $10.

Lunch will be available for sale, and there will be a bake sale table.

For more information, phone Bob Clark at 360-683-4431.

Landscape for privacy

SEQUIM — Marty Wingate will present “Landscaping for Privacy” at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Wingate is an educator and writer and has a degree in urban horticulture.

She has authored three books, including her most recent work, Landscaping for Privacy.

All books will be available for purchase.

The event is free and open to the public.

Car wash benefit

SEQUIM — The Sequim High School Band will hold a car wash benefit Saturday.

The car wash will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Tarcisio’s parking lot, 609 W. Washington St.

Proceeds will pay for band performance trips to Victoria; Anaheim, Calif.; and throughout Washington state.

Permaculture lecture

SEQUIM — Certified healing food specialist Steve Fry will discuss how to get fresh produce from your own backyard during a presentation at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St., at noon today.

The workshop is free and open to the public.

As the city of Sequim approaches its 100th, the city’s centennial team is working with the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic to provide a series of health and wellness classes.

The classes began in January and will continue through 2013.

Fry will teach how to develop a long-term permaculture patch that will become richer in nutrients with each season.

‘Paws to Read’ library

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., in collaboration with Olympic Gentle Paws, continues its Paws to Read program from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Children can practice their reading skills by reading to therapy dogs. This program, suited for children ages 6 and older, will continue at 10 a.m. the third Saturday of each month through June.

No preregistration is needed.

For more information, visit www.nols.org or phone 360-683-1161.

Bunco game

SEQUIM — The Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital will sponsor a bunco game today.

The game will be at noon at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

A donation of $12 is requested.

For more information, phone 360-797-7105.

PORT TOWNSEND/JEFFERSON COUNTY

Gem show slated

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Rock Club will host a Gemboree at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landis St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The club plans demonstrations and hands-on workshops in lapidary, silverwork, beading, faceting and wire wrapping.

Workshops may include a nominal fee for materials.

The event is open to the public.

For more information, phone 360-437-8105.

Dance lessons

PORT TOWNSEND — A free fox-trot lesson starts the all-ages dance featuring Jim Nyby and the F Street Band at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge today.

Beginning at 7 p.m., Sonja Hickey and Steve Johnson of Port Angeles will teach a quick foxtrot class.

That’s included with the admission charge of $15 for adults, $10 for students and $7 for children 12 and younger.

Dancers of all levels are encouraged, while experienced ones are invited to help beginners.

Nyby and the F Street Band will dish out New Orleans-style R&B, Chicago blues, Latin-flavored tunes, zydeco and rock ’n’ roll from 8 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. at the lodge, 555 Otto St.

For more details, phone 360-385-5327 or 360-385-6919.

Genealogy lecture

CHIMACUM — Former FamilySearch product manager Raymond Madsen will talk about “What’s New and What’s Expected at FamilySearch.org” on Saturday.

The presentation, hosted by the Jefferson County Genealogical Society, will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum.

It is free and open to the public.

FamilySearch offers a host of tools for beginner, intermediate and advanced family history and genealogy enthusiasts, according to Dick Bennett, a member of the society.

During the presentation, attendees will learn about FamilySearch’s current programs, where it is going and how to get the most out of using it.

Madsen is an accredited genealogist who retired in 2011 from the Family History Department in Salt Lake City after 33 years.

For more information about the Jefferson County Genealogical Society, visit www.wajcgs.org.

For more information about the presentation, phone Bennett at 360-797-0093 or email hknhkl@embarqmail.com.

Scandia Dinner set

PORT TOWNSEND — Scandinavian culture will be on display at the eighth annual Scandia Dinner today.

The dinner will be at 6 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1335 Blaine St.

Members of Thea Foss Lodge No. 45 of the Daughters of Norway will cook and serve the meal.

The homemade dinner will include Scandinavian meatballs and gravy, red potatoes, carrots, coleslaw, lefse, pickled herring, relishes, cucumber salad, krumkake, rosettes, sand bakkles and fattigman bakkles.

Free drawings will be held at each red-and-blue-decorated table.

Tickets are $18 and are available at Maricee Fashion, 913 Water St., or by phone at 360-379-2612.

A portion of the proceeds will go toward scholarships for graduating high school seniors from local schools.

Anniversary chat

PORT TOWNSEND — The PT Conversation Cafe will observe its 10th anniversary with a chat session and lunch at the Belmont, 925 Water St., at noon today.

The group has met weekly in various Port Townsend restaurants since the inaugural chat discussed “ways your life has changed since 9/11” on April 19, 2002.

The group will revisit that topic at the 10th anniversary meeting.

Chats are open to the public.

Facility opening set

PORT TOWNSEND — The public will get its first look at the new storage facility for the Jefferson County Historical Society Research Center during a grand opening Saturday.

A ribbon-cutting is planned at the expanded center at 13692 Airport Cutoff Road in Port Townsend at 1 p.m.

Tours of the 8,700-square-foot addition to the research center are planned from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The grand opening is free and open to everyone, but an RSVP to 360-385-1003 would be appreciated, historical society members said.

The new addition, built at a cost of $1.6 million, allows the historical society to consolidate its archives — an estimated half-million documents, more than 20,000 photographs and 20,000 artifacts related to Jefferson County — in one space.

Volunteer trail day

PORT TOWNSEND — PT Trails volunteers will gather Saturday to clear a new pathway on a couple of blocks of the 13th Street right of way from Hendricks to Hancock streets.

Those wishing to help with the project can meet at the intersection of Hendricks and 13th streets at 1 p.m.

The new trail segment will connect with a longer walking and bicycling trail along the Sherman Street corridor and is expected to provide better walking and bicycling access to the Grant Street School area.

Volunteers should bring work gloves, rakes, clippers, loppers and hand saws.

Snacks and water will be provided.

For more information, phone Lys Burden at 360-385-4881.

Solar power orientation

PORT TOWNSEND — A Solarize Port Townsend orientation is planned Saturday.

The orientation will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

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.

FORKS/WEST END

Marathon Bingo set

FORKS — Marathon Bingo, a benefit for the Senior Safe Night graduation day party, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The session will be at the Forks Elk Lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

Lunch and snacks will be sold.

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