International Women’s Day celebration set at winery on Wednesday

PORT ANGELES — Womanfest and Olympic Cellars Winery will host their 19th annual International Women’s Day celebration on Wednesday.

Open to the public, the event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Olympic Cellars, 255410 U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles.

The suggested donation for a dinner of homemade soups, fresh bread and cookies is $20. No-host wine also will be available.

Proceeds will be donated equally to two nonprofits — Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe’s Family Advocacy program and the Border Kindness Health & Wellness Center, which provides free, high-quality medical services in Mexicali, Mexico.

There will be short presentations about both groups and a small silent auction of handcrafted items to raise additional funds for the two programs.

International Women’s Day on March 8 is a global celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women, past, present and future.

Womanfest (www.womanfest.org) is a 40-year-old Port Angeles-based charitable organization that sponsors North Olympic Peninsula community events and an annual fall retreat and provides financial support for women-centered projects, including annual donations to woman-focused causes and scholarships.

For more information about Wednesday’s event, contact Womanfest President Sandy Ulf at 360-941-3677 or Olympic Cellars, 360-452-0160.

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