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A community garage sale and a garden gala as well as music, dances, book-signings and tree-plantings are scheduled this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information about activities relating to the visual and lively arts can be found in Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, in today’s PDN.

Other major weekend events for you to enjoy are spotlighted on this page, on “Things To Do” on Page C3, and — by area — below:


Garage sale slated

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Fair Association will host the ninth annual Jeffco Community Garage Sale at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Early birds can take a sneak peek at 8:15 a.m. for $10.

Passes are available at the information booth the day of the garage sale from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The Fair Restaurant will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for breakfast and lunch.

In conjunction with the community garage sale, the Jefferson County Fair Association will conduct its own garage sale.

Donations for the sale can be dropped off at the fairgrounds from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

For more information, phone the fair office at 360-385-1013 or e-mail

Vaudeville show

PORT TOWNSEND — The eighth annual Port Townsend Vaudeville Show will be performed today and Saturday.

The Port Townsend Histrionic Club will perform at 7 p.m. today and at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Hall, 209 Monroe St.

Tickets are $10 at the door and in advance at Quimper Sound and online at

For more information, phone 360-774-2152 or e-mail

Trail work party set

PORT TOWNSEND — The city of Port Townsend’s Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Board will host a trail work party to improve the trail behind Blue Heron Middle School on Saturday.

Anyone wishing to help should meet at 9 a.m. at the intersection of the 39th Street Trail and Hill Street, south of the fairgrounds.

There is plenty of street-side parking along Hill Street.

Participants should bring wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, clippers, buckets, garden carts and work gloves.

Snacks and water will be provided.

For more information, phone city Public Works Department employee Tyler Johnson at 360-379-5092.

Fort friends meet

NORDLAND — The Friends of Fort Flagler State Park will hold their annual meeting in the park’s Flagler Hospital building Saturday.

Light refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m., with the meeting beginning at 3 p.m.

Following a short business meeting, author and historian Terry Buchanan will discuss his book, Fort Casey — The History of Fort Casey and the Defense of the Pacific Northwest.

For more information, phone Friends of Fort Flagler Vice President John Maki at 360-437-2816.

School open house

PORT TOWNSEND — Swan School will host an open house today.

The open house at the private school at 2345 Kuhn St. from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Visitors can meet teachers and staff. The school offers preschool through sixth-grade classes.


OCS auction set

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Christian School will conduct its annual fundraising auction at Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., on Saturday.

Hundreds of items will be up for bid, including many gift certificates to local restaurants, Ross Hamilton prints, Stevens Pass lift tickets and gift baskets.

Live auction items include trips to Great Wolf Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, George Washington Inn, a Victoria getaway and a home improvement package.

The silent auction is free and begins at 4 p.m.

The live auction will include desserts and appetizers and is $15.

Tickets are available at the door or by phoning the school at 360-457-4640.

Wine society dinner

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula Enological Society is hosting a four-course dinner with five wines at Bella Italia on Sunday.

Reservations are closed for the dinner, which will begin at 5 p.m. at the restaurant at 118 E. First St. in Port Angeles.

The cost was $55 for members of the society and $65 for visitors and guests.

Among the wines to be served are three top Malbecs, a dark-red wine from Argentina, which will be paired with the beef short ribs, caponata and mascarpone polenta of the dinner’s main course.

Early childhood

PORT ANGELES — The 17th annual Early Childhood Conference will be at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., on Saturday.

The theme of the conference — which is hosted by Peninsula College’s Early Childhood Education Program and the Olympic Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children — is “Health and Wellness.”

The keynote address will be given by Jamye Wisecup, program coordinator and trainer for Clallam County Emergency Management.

She will discuss “Survivor: Psychology of Perseverance and Preparedness.”

In her speech, Wisecup will share ideas that leap beyond awareness to action as she talks about activities that teachers can bring into an early-learning center, from fairy tales to comfort kits to building stories, that will encourage an “I can do it” attitude in children and their families.

Other conference highlights include workshops, STARS-approved training and a vendor area.

STARS is the State Training and Registry System for early-childhood educators and providers.

All of the conference’s workshops will be led by local and state child-care experts.

They are designed specifically for professional educators and other early-childhood workers from throughout the Peninsula, as well as parents and people who work with young children and their families.

Cost for the entire one-day conference is $35 for members of the hosting agencies and $30 for students who are taking a minimum of six credits. The nonmember registration fee is $55.

Individuals may also elect to attend only the morning or afternoon session for a reduced fee.

Community members who wish to register for the conference or who would like more information can phone Yvette Cline, coordinator of the Peninsula College Early Childhood Education Program, at 360-417-6495.

PC music concert

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College Music Department will present a free concert at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave., at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The concert’s theme is “Winter’s Tonal Tapestry.”

Performing groups include the Peninsula College Early Music Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Singers and Jazz Ensemble.

Featured performers include Diane and Walter Vaux on the gamba and alto recorder and soprano Robbin Eaves, who will be accompanied by organist Patricia Churchley.

For more information on the pieces that will be performed,visit

‘Other Shakespeare’

PORT ANGELES — “The Other Shakespeare,” a stage play that opened Thursday, continues through Sunday.

Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Port Angeles High School auditorium, 304 E. Park Ave.

Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students and free for children younger than 10.

This is the story — told by playwright Laura Annawyn Shamas — of William Shakespeare’s sister, Cassandra, a poet in her own right who never had the chance to see her works on stage.

Cassandra, or Cassie as she’s called in the play, is the one “Other Shakespeare” character who doesn’t appear in actual history.

Everybody else, including the Shakespeares’ parents and rival writers, comes from real life.

Proceeds benefit the school Thespian Society, and refreshments will be available in the auditorium lobby during the 15-minute intermission.

Swing into spring

PORT ANGELES — Unity in the Olympics will hold its Swing Into Spring Community Dance and Silent Auction at the Eagles Lodge, 110 Penn St., from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Music will be provided by the Jimmy Hoffman Band.

Tickets are available at the door for $10 for adults, $15 for couples and $6 for youths 18 and younger.

The event will be the last held at the Eagles Lodge before the sale of the building to the Border Patrol is completed.

A portion of proceeds will go toward nonprofit organizations working with homeless youths on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Boating class

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office’s Marine Unit will conduct a boater education course Saturday.

The course will be from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. in the commissioners’ meeting room at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

The “Adventures in Boating” class is open to anyone 12 years of age and older. It allows graduates to meet the requirements to obtain a boater education card.

The Washington State Boater Education law requires anyone 35 years old to have a valid boater education card to operate a powerboat legally.

The course is indoors. There is no “on the water” time.

The cost is $20 for adults. Those 17 and younger are admitted free.

Classes also will be held at the same time and place April 2, May 21, June 11, July 16 and Aug. 13.

To reserve a spot in the class, phone 360-417-2435 or e-mail


Soccer spectacular

SEQUIM — The Sequim Soccer Spectacular, a fundraiser for new playfields at the city of Sequim’s Water Reclamation Demonstration Park, is Saturday.

Sequim Family Advocates is putting on the big soccer event at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave., that features a matchup between the professional Kitsap Puma Reserve and local team Peninsula United.

It also will feature a sports gear silent auction, a food court, a Sequim Boys and Girls Soccer Team Penalty Kick Off and live music.

Everything begins at 12:30 p.m. at the high school’s stadium. The game will start at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for those 12 and younger and $15 for families.

Tickets can be purchased at Brian’s Sporting Goods, 542 W. Washington St., or at the gate.

The organization is raising money to build new playfields for use beginning in the fall.

For more information, phone Colleen Robinson at 360-460-5560.

Garden gala

SEQUIM — The 13th annual Soroptimist Gala Garden Show will be held at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $5 per person per day, free for children 12 and younger

The show includes gardening presentations, hands-on demonstrations, vendors, live music, a silent auction, raffle items and more.

Proceeds benefit Soroptimist International of Sequim projects including high school scholarships, Women’s Opportunity Award, Medical Loan Closet, Women in Networks Program, Sequim Community Aid and Rose House Shelter.

City band concert

SEQUIM — The Sequim City Band will open its 2011 season with a “Spring Fling” at the Sequim High School auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave., at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Under the direction of Sanford Feibus, the band will play a variety of music, including “Malagueña” by Ernesto Lecuona.

Admission is free.

The band has purchased a new marimba and is excited to introduce it to their audience, with a trio performing “Serenade for a Picket Fence” composed by Norman Leyden.

It will heard in other pieces as well, including arrangements from the Broadway Musical “Mamma Mia.”

Joel Yelland, a member of the percussion section, will sing a baritone rendition of “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’” from “Porgy and Bess.”

Other pieces will feature instrumental soloists Craig Buehler on alto saxophone and Nancy Reis on oboe.

The band is known for their performance of marches and will play pieces by Fred Jewel, K. L. King and John Philip Sousa.

Weekly practices are at 7 p.m. each Monday in Swisher Hall at the James Center for the Performing Arts, 563 N. Rhoderfer Road.

For more information, phone 360-683-8226.

Mushroom talk set

SEQUIM — Growing mushrooms at home will be the topic of the first program in the 2011 Class Act series at Woodcock Garden on Saturday.

Master Gardener Cezanne Alexander and Lowell Dietz, mushroom cultivator and president of the Olympic Mycological Society, will speak at 10 a.m. at the demonstration garden at 2711 Woodcock Road.

The Class Act series, sponsored by the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County, will be held the first and third Saturdays of the month. All of the free presentations will be at 10 a.m. at Woodcock Garden.

Alexander and Dietz will introduce participants to basic mycological terminology, describe various methods for growing edible mushrooms and explain the beneficial qualities of fungi and why some varieties of mushrooms are more difficult to cultivate than others.

They will explain which mushrooms grow best on hardwood logs and in wood chips, sawdust and sterilized compost, straw and other growing mediums.

They will demonstrate the steps involved in making growing kits. Participants will gain an understanding of the processes used to cultivate a variety of mushrooms and have the opportunity to see how growing kits are assembled.

For more information, phone 360-417-2279.

Tree planting

SEQUIM — Volunteers will plant trees in the Siebert Creek Conservancy Area at the end of Siebert Creek Road between Sequim and Port Angeles on Saturday.

The tree planting, sponsored by the North Olympic Land Trust, will be from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m..

Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves, shovels and wheelbarrows, if possible.

For more information, phone 360-417-1815 or e-mail

Boater safety course

SEQUIM — The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer an American Boating Safety course from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The course will be at Prairie Springs Assisted Living, 680 W. Prairie St.

The course complies with requirements for a Washington State Boaters Education Card, which is now required for anyone 35 and younger to operate a powerboat legally.

Cost is $12 for auxiliary members, $25 for the public.

For more information, e-mail Auxiliary Public Education Officer Sylvia Oster at or phone 360-457-6644.

Rotary auction set

SEQUIM — Sequim Sunrise Rotary will hold its ninth annual auction at SunLand Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, tonight.

This year’s theme is “Auction at The Hop!”

A happy hour and silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be at 7 p.m., and the live auction will follow at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $50 per person.

The dinner will be catered by Marrowstone Island’s Mystery Bay Seafood Catering.

Some big-ticket auction items include a Porsche driving experience in Europe with a seven-night package and airfare for two; a Fighter Pilot For a Day Adventure for one with a four-night stay and airfare for two; a Napa Valley Wine Country Experience featuring a chauffeur, wine train and Meritage Resort and Spa three-night stay and airfare for two; and a “Dancing with the Stars” VIP tickets package plus a three-night stay in the spring or fall.

The encouraged attire for the event includes poodle skirts, lettermen’s jackets, denim and white T-shirts.

Tickets are available at

More than $30,000 in items have been collected and are available to bid on at

For more information, phone Amanda Bacon at 360-670-9280 or e-mail Marc Lawrence at

Tech, media fair

SEQUIM — The Sequim PC Users Group, the Strait Mac Users Group and the Sequim High School Future Business Leaders of America will present a Technology and Media Fair at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The free fair’s theme is “Technology for Everyone.”

The fair will use presentations, demonstrations and exhibitors to highlight how a wide range of technologies can be used to enhance everyday life for users.

Technology-based programs, courses and skills currently being taught at Sequim High School will be showcased.

Presentations and demonstrations will include digital photography and photo editing, home-movie making, computing for seniors, Internet security and protection from viruses and scams, how to text and use social networking sites, new gizmos and gadgets, robotics, computer-assisted drawing with 3-D printing, (the world of Apple devices like iPads, iPhones and iPods), converting from a PC to a MAC, tips on shopping on Ebay and what to consider when buying your next computer.

Local exhibitors, clubs and organizations will be on-hand to demonstrate how their technology-based products and services can be of use in making everyday life easier and more fun.

Sequim’s radio station, KSQM, will broadcast live from the fair.

Food will be available.

For more information, visit or e-mail

Gateway fundraiser

SEQUIM — The Gateway, a fundraiser supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula and the Promise of Hope Foundation, will be held at 7 Cedars Casino’s Club Seven lounge, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, at 4:30 p.m. Saturday,

The Promise of Hope Foundation is a Sequim-based nonprofit that uses all of the donations it receives to support access to education for orphans and needy children in the African nation of Uganda.

The event includes a buffet dinner, no-host bar and live and silent auction.

Tickets are available at Tender Touches Spa, 545 Eureka Way, and at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., in Sequim and its Mount Angeles unit, 2620 S. Francis St., in Port Angeles.

For more information, phone 360-681-4363.

Pancake breakfast

SEQUIM — Sequim Prairie Grange members will serve a pancake breakfast at the Grange Hall, 290 Macleay Road, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

In addition to pancakes, the menu includes ham, eggs and beverages.

Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children age 10 and younger.

For more information, phone Bonnie Hagberg at 360-681-4189.

Thrift shop open

SEQUIM — The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop will conduct a sale Saturday.

The shop at Second and Bell streets will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New home decorations items will be featured.

All white-tagged items in the store will be half-price.

The shop is in need of volunteers and donations.

For more information, to donate or volunteer, phone 360-683-7044.

Choir concert set

SEQUIM — The Sequim High School Select Choir will perform a “Send off to Carnegie Hall Concert” at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The concert will feature songs that the choir will perform during its upcoming trip to New York City’s Carnegie Hall and several solo selections.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance by phoning 360-775-9356, e-mailing or at the door.

A reception will follow the event where attendees can meet students and the director.

Blood drive

SEQUIM — A blood drive is scheduled at the Sequim Community Church on Saturday.

Blood donations may be made between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and between 1:45 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the church at 950 N. Fifth Ave.

For more information, phone 360-681-7205.

Free Christian concert

SEQUIM — Christian musician Tom Taylor will perform a free concert at Calvary Chapel Sequim tonight.

The concert will be at 7 p.m. at the church at 91 S. Boyce Road.

Taylor’s new CD, “Solid Rock” and others are available at The Good Book, 108 W. Washington St., and at the church.

Women to Reckon With

SEQUIM — Glynda Peterson Schaad, co-author of Women to Reckon With: Untamed Women of the Olympic Wilderness, will speak at the Dungeness Schoolhouse on Sunday.

Schaad will discuss the 19th-century women highlighted in her book from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the schoolhouse at 2781 Towne Road.

Admission to the presentation is sponsored by the Museum and Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley and is $5 for MAC members and $8 for nonmembers.

For more information, phone 360-683-8110.


Prevent suicide event

JOYCE — Clallam County’s Youth Suicide Prevention Walk and Talk will be held at Crescent School, 50350 state Route 112, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. today.

Crescent School’s Youth Suicide Prevention Team will host its annual Walk and Talk in honor of those effected by youth suicide.

This event will begin with a silent walk around the track at Crescent School.

Immediately following the walk, the Youth Suicide Prevention Team, made up of students at Crescent High School, will give a presentation about the information needed to help prevent youth suicide.

For more information, phone Lacy Lennon at 360-775-5673 or e-mail

Car seats checked

FORKS — Child car seats will be checked for safety and correct installation at a clinic at the Clallam County Health Department’s office Saturday.

The free clinic will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the office at 140 C St.

Participants are asked to bring in their own car seats to be checked. No free car seats will be available.

The clinic is hosted by the Peninsula Child Safety Team, the State Patrol, the Forks Police Department and the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.

For more information, phone 360-374-3121.

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