WEEKEND: Totem poles, anniversary party among Peninsula events

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A totem pole presentation, an arts center’s anniversary party, seminars, fundraisers and holiday bazaars are planned across the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

For more about arts and entertainment events, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, appearing in this edition.

Other weekend events are in the “Things to Do” calendar, available online at www.peninsuladailynews.com.

Here are some of this weekend’s other highlights:


Tribal totem event

BLYN — The Jamestown S’Klallam tribe will offer an insider’s explanation of the tribe’s totem poles at a presentation today.

The presentation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Red Cedar Hall at the tribe’s Community Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway.

The cost will be $10 per person at the door.

Attendees will learn about the historical figures and legends that inspired totem designs.

Information on the “founding fathers” of the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe will be presented, and participants will also discover why the S’Klallam are called the “Strong People” and why the wolf is so well-respected in tribal culture.

This event will be offered indoors and will include a PowerPoint presentation.

Refreshments will be served.

To RSVP, phone tribal tourism coordinator Eric Adams at 360-775-5302.

Write your memoir

SEQUIM — Writer and filmmaker Kathryn Hunt will lead a workshop on writing memoirs as part of the Sequim Library’s monthly Celebrate Authorship series Saturday.

The seminar will be at 3 p.m. at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The free writing workshop will introduce participants to the art and craft of the memoir and some of the masters of the genre.

Hunt will invite participants to consider some of the ways that memoir writers explore the meaning of their stories, and she will offer an optional writing exercise that may lead writers deeper into their own stories.

Hunt recently completed her memoir, The Province of Leaves, which is the story of a mother and a daughter and the “tangled, maddening and abiding claims of family.”

She teaches memoir writing classes at the Writers’ Workshoppe in Port Townsend.

Her feature-length film, “Take This Heart,” was honored with the Anna Quindlen Award for Excellence in Journalism.

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

Thrift shop open

SEQUIM — The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guilds Thrift Shop, Second and Bell streets, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The shop is loaded with holiday decorations and accessories for the home.

Warm winter clothing, holiday dishware and accessories for the home also will be featured.

Volunteers are needed to work in the shop.

For more information, phone 360-683-7044.

Champagne benefit

SEQUIM — A Fall Champagne Breakfast will be presented by the Sequim Elks Clubs and the International Footprint Association Olympic Peninsula Chapter 74 on Sunday.

The breakfast — which will include pumpkin waffles made fresh and to order — will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

The cost will be $9 with champagne, $8 without champagne and $5 for children younger than 12.

The event is open to the public.

Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food donation for the Sequim Food Bank.

Post-ballot brunch

SEQUIM — The Republic Women of Clallam County will hold a post-election potluck brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The brunch will be held at the home of Martha Ireland, 20 Spath Road in Sequim.

To RSVP, phone 360-683-8399 or email irelands@olypen.com.

Holiday bazaar set

SEQUIM — The Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital will hold a holiday bazaar at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The event will include more than 40 handicraft vendors, and homemade soups, sandwiches, pie and beverages will be served.

All proceeds will go toward medical services at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

For more information, phone Carol Labbe at 360-683-7130.

Greywolf bazaar

SEQUIM — The Greywolf Elementary Holiday Bazaar will be held at the school, 171 Carlsborg Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The bazaar will feature more than 60 handicraft booths, a Scholastic Book Fair, a bake sale and Santa’s Kitchen, provided by Old Post Office Sweets and Gifts.

The event is a fundraiser for the Greywolf Elementary School PTA.

For more information, phone 360-990-6055.

Christmas bazaar

SEQUIM — A Christmas Bazaar will be held at Faith Lutheran Preschool, 354 W. Cedar St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The event will include handcrafted gifts, baked goods, a warm lunch and a silent auction.

For more information, phone 360-681-7126.

Yuletide bazaar set

SEQUIM — Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave., will host a Yuletide Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The event will include holiday decorations, handcrafted gifts, baked goods and gifts for pets.

Dog training

SEQUIM — A weekly holistic dog training program will begin at Best Friend Nutrition, 680 W. Washington St., Suite B-102, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and will continue through Saturday, Dec. 17.

Certified professional dog trainer Judith Bell of BeauJes Dog Training LLC will conduct the weekly program.

The program is free, though donations for animal rescue are encouraged.

It is intended for dog owners needing on-the-spot, immediate advice about ferreting out the reasons for their dog’s unwanted behavior and how to lead their dog into correct behavior using positive reinforcement training methods that are fun and rewarding.

Dog owners will not need appointments for this no-charge service.

This weekly program, along with information about the new, holistic “DogShops” training next year, will continue with additional dates to be announced at the start of January.

For more information, phone Bell at 360-797-7979 or email judith@beaujes.com.

To reach Best Friend Nutrition, phone 360-681-8458.

Holiday show Saturday

SEQUIM — The Sequim Open Aire Market’s annual holiday show will be held at the Guy Cole Convention Center at Carrie Blake Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The show will include handicrafts, yard art, artwork, farm vendors and more.

The Saturday farmers market will return to Cedar Street next week.

Charity bike ride

SEQUIM — The Spoke Folk Cycling Club’s charity food bicycle ride will begin at the Sequim Food Bank, 144 W. Alder St., at 9:45 a.m. Saturday.

The club will cycle to various stops to purchase food items for the food bank from a provided shopping list.

For more information, phone 360-681-7053.

School play performed

SEQUIM — Sequim High School’s fall play, William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” will continue today and Saturday.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. at the school’s Performing Arts Building, 533 N. Sequim Ave.

Tickets are $8 or $6 with a Sequim High School Associated Student Body card.

They will be available 30 minutes before the play.

The play portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the duke of Athens, Theseus and the queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta.

These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors who are manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set.


Arts center anniversary

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a party Sunday.

The party will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. in Port Angeles.

Center Director Jake Seniuk will narrate a slide show showing the exhibitions that have filled the gallery.

On the walls will be a display of art from the center’s first two-and-a-half decades, “25! A Silver Milestone.”

Cake, champagne and sparkling cider will be served.

Admission is free.

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

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, while the Webster’s Woods art park is open from dawn until dusk daily.

Crafters bazaar

PORT ANGELES — The annual Crafts Unlimited Bazaar will be held at the Camp Fire Clubhouse, 619 E. Fourth St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday.

The bazaar will include woven rugs, 18-inch doll clothes, jewelry, holiday decor, paper arts and baked goods.

Benefit walk/run

PORT ANGELES — An Adoption Awareness Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run is planned along the Waterfront Trail on Saturday.

The event will benefit Adoption Advocates International, a group that funds humanitarian projects and sponsors children in several countries and also offers funding for families who adopt special-needs children.

Registration is $25 the day of the race. For children 6 to 12, registration will be $10; children 5 and younger can participate for free.

Participants will receive an event T-shirt.

Family rates are available.

To register, send contact information, including T-shirt size, to Ky Bower: Adoption Advocates International, 709 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles, WA 98362.

For more information, phone 360-452-4777 or email ky@adoptionadvocates.org.

Global Lens Series

PORT ANGELES — “Street Days,” a Georgian film with English subtitles, will close out the Global Lens fall quarter film series at Peninsula College today.

The screening will be at 7 p.m. in the Maier Performance Hall at the college at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Admission is $5 for general admission. Peninsula College and area high school students are admitted free with current student identification.

The film, which follows the life of Checkie, a middle-aged, unemployed heroin addict, was Georgia’s official submission to the 2010 Academy Awards.

It provides a lightly humorous yet realistic drama about the fate of a generation left behind in Georgia’s post-Soviet era.

For more information, visit www.pencol.edu.

Fiber arts and crafts

PORT ANGELES — A Fiber Art and Crafts Boutique to benefit Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics is planned Saturday.

The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave.

Many handmade items, including work by guest fiber artists, will be available.

For more information, phone 360-457-4862.

Pie sale fundraiser

PORT ANGELES — The “Walk Around the Clock” Relay For Life team will hold a pie sale fundraiser Saturday.

The pie sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Swain’s General Store at 602 E. First St.

All pies will be homemade. Event organizers promise they will be “delicious.”

Proceeds will support the American Cancer Society.

‘Cannibal! The Musical’

PORT ANGELES — The final performances of “Cannibal! The Musical,” a horror-comedy based on the true story of Alferd Packer, are planned tonight and Saturday.

The shows will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Tickets are free for Peninsula College students, $5 for other students, $15 for the general public and $12 for seniors.

The show stars Mark Lorentzen as Packer, the only man in American history to be convicted of cannibalism.

“Cannibal!” was written by Trey Parker of “South Park” fame and features songs like “Hang the Bastard” and “It’s a Shpadoinkle Day.”

For information, visit www.PenCol.edu or phone the college at 360-452-9277.

Photos with Santa

PORT ANGELES — Photographs can be taken with Santa at Swain’s General Store this weekend.

Sale of the photographs will benefit the Olympic Medical Center Foundation.

Children and families can pose with Santa at the store at 602 E. First St. this weekend from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Swain’s will buy one 4-inch-by-6-inch photo of each from the Olympic Medical Center Foundation and provide it free to the family.

Visitors also will be able to instantly view their image and purchase additional photographs and Christmas cards with their personalized photo, said Bruce Skinner, executive director of the foundation, which provides funds for equipment and patient services at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles.

During Thanksgiving week, Santa will be at Swain’s on Friday, Nov. 25, from noon to 6 p.m. That weekend, he will also be at the store from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27.

The next three weeks, Nov. 30 through Dec. 18, he will be available for photos Wednesdays through Sundays.

Hours on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays will be from noon to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Avon and cookie sale

PORT ANGELES — Free cookies, coffee and tea will be served at an Avon holiday party at Coburn’s Cafe, 824 S. C St., from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The event will allow attendees to place orders for 350 gifts available for less than $20, plus other Avon products.

Orders also will be taken for Gloria Coburn and Kristi Barto’s Four-Dour Cookies.

Both Avon and cookie orders will be available for delivery by Christmas.

For more information, phone Holly Coburn at 360-461-7633.

CD release party

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles grunge rock band DRiP will host a CD release party and performance at R Bar, 132 E. Front St., from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today.

DRiP will have copies of its new CD, “Man of the People,” available for purchase.

The CD is also available at Budget CDs and Tapes and Strait Music in Port Angeles.

Heroes of Radio will open the show.

The event is free and open to the public.

“We would like everyone to come down and help us celebrate our excellent new record,” said lead singer and guitarist Ric Mahurin.

For more information and to listen to the band’s music, visit www.reverbnation.com/dripmusic.

Pat Neal talk

PORT ANGELES — The Phone Tree will hear PDN columnist Pat Neal speak Saturday.

Neal will present “Wilderness Gossip” at 11:30 a.m. at the group’s meeting at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 DelGuzzi Drive, Port Angeles.

School play held

The Port Angeles High School Thespian Society will present William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” this weekend.

Performances will be held at the Port Angeles High School auditorium, 304 E. Park Ave., at 7 p.m. today and Saturday.

Tickets are $7 for general admission, $6 for students, at the door.


Queen’s Bazaar

PORT TOWNSEND — The second annual Queen’s Bazaar, an “upscale garage sale” benefiting KPTZ-FM 91.9, will be Saturday.

The bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St.

It is the major fundraiser for the all-volunteer community radio station, founded in 2007, that began broadcasting in May.

“This annual event gathers wonderful castoffs from the community, prices them reasonably and resells them. It’s an upscale garage sale,” the radio station says on its website at www.kptz.org.

The 2010 bazaar raised nearly $8,000.

For more information, visit the website or phone 360-379-6886.

Santa Lucia feted

CHIMACUM — The Celebration of Santa Lucia will be hosted by Thea Foss No. 45 Daughters of Norway on Sunday.

The celebration will be at 1 p.m. at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

The public is invited to this free presentation.

Born in Sicily in 264 and baptized Lucia, meaning “light and hope,” the saint is known for her intervention in helping end a famine by bringing food to starving victims in caves.

In order to carry more food, Lucia put candles in her hair to light the way.

She was martyred Dec. 13. The day became her traditional feast day.

The tradition traveled to Sweden with missionaries.

The appearance of a young woman in a huge ship sailing into western Varmland bringing food led the people to embrace Santa Lucia as their patron saint.

Annual celebrations, parades and family visitations of Lucia still continue in Sweden and have spread to much of Scandinavia.

Lucia will be portrayed by Norwegian exchange student Marie Karlsen, followed by a court comprising daughters and granddaughters of members.

Lucia refreshments will be served.

For more information, phone 360-379-1802.

Pocket neighborhoods

PORT TOWNSEND — Architect and author Ross Chapin will speak at the Port Townsend Library on Saturday.

Chapin, author of Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small Scale Communities in a Large-Scale World, will speak at 5 p.m. at the library at 1220 Lawrence St.

Ross has designed new courtyard communities across the nation and in Port Townsend.

Genealogical meeting

CHIMACUM — Addressing a number of the toughest family history research problems will be the focus of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society’s monthly meeting Saturday.

The meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

It is free and open to the public.

During the annual program, Jefferson County Genealogical Society members will be able to have their most difficult family history research problems evaluated, analyzed and addressed by fellow members of the society.

The members will benefit from hundreds of years of cumulative research experience by both professional and serious genealogists.

Each family history problem will be the subject of a visual presentation outlining the history and the “research roadblock.”

Society members will provide suggested pathways to solving the problems and may use available Internet websites to address the issues.

Open house slated

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Genealogical Society will host an open house for the public from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The open house at the Historical Research Center at 13692 Airport Cutoff Road near Port Townsend will celebrate the completion of the newly remodeled and expanded research facility.

Volunteers will be available during the open house to acquaint visitors with the expanded facility and assist in research questions and access to the library holdings, records and computers.

Refreshments will be served to visitors during the open house.

For more information, visit www.wajcgs.org.

Hands On Art

PORT TOWNSEND — “Hands On Art” will be exhibited at the Masonic Lodge on Saturday.

The show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the lodge at 1338 Jefferson St.

It showcases the work of the Fearless Experimental Artists, a group that has been meeting since March.

AAUW PT meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — The American Association of University Woman of Port Townsend will meet at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., on Saturday.

Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Stephanie Tivona Reith, chaplain and bereavement support coordinator for Jefferson Home Health and Hospice, will share stories of her own experiences as a friend and a chaplain.

Attendees will be invited to ask questions and share their experiences of what helped and what didn’t during times of loss and challenge.

After four years as a full-time student, Reith will be ordained in January as a rabbinic chaplain.

Her training included 1,600 hours as a chaplain intern at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.

She also facilitated a variety of patient groups, including the hospital’s six-week grief support group and a weekly emotional support group for rehab patients, among others.

AAUW is open to those who hold an associate degree or higher from an accredited institution. Current and prospective members are welcome.

For more information, email porttownsend@aauw-wa.org or visit www.aauwpt.org.

4-H rummage sale

CHIMACUM — Jefferson County’s Paws-N-Claws 4-H cat club will hold a rummage sale fundraiser Saturday.

The fundraiser will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. downstairs at Chimacum Grange Hall across from Chimacum School at 9572 Rhody Drive.

Proceeds will help with club expenses, which include cat show entry fees, show judges’ fees, show ribbons, cat equipment, vet bills and state 4-H fair expenses.

This 4-H rummage sale will be held in conjunction with the Chimacum Flea Market, which will be upstairs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the same day.

For information about the 4-H rummage sale, phone 360-437-2388.

For information about the Chimacum Flea Market, phone 360-990-6112.

‘Farmageddon’ film

CHIMACUM — “Farmageddon: The Unseen War on American Family Farms” will be shown at the Chimacum Grange before cheesemaker Kelli Estella speaks Saturday.

The documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. at the grange hall at 9572 Rhody Drive.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $11 for grange members.

They are available at the food co-op, Sunfield Farm, Chimacum Corner Farmstand and the Port Townsend Farmers Market.

Estrella of Estrella Family Creamery will talk about her experience with federal food safety regulators.

Proceeds benefit the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

Performance of Bach

PORT TOWNSEND — The RainShadow Chorale will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Magnificat,” plus his “Cantata 140,” at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1335 Blaine St., at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is a suggested donation of $15 for adults and $10 for students.

Tickets will be available at the door and at Crossroads Music, 2100 Lawrence St.

Special-needs workshop

PORT TOWNSEND — Gifted and special-education expert Larry Martin Davis will present “Love, Understanding and Other Best Practices” at the Skookum Building, 385 Benedict St., at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The workshop will benefit Gatheringplace, a private nonprofit organization that provides enrichment activities for adults with disabilities.

Admission is by donation.

The workshop is based on Davis’ book of the same name and will focus on strategies for parents and educators working together in partnership.

Refreshments will be served.

Proceeds will be used to support Gatheringplace, a program for adults with disabilities, and its dog-biscuit bakery.

For more information, phone Linda Ferris at 360-385-4172 or visit www.gppt.org.

‘Jalopies’ on stage

PORT TOWNSEND — Mark Cherniack’s one-man, one-hour show “Jalopies” will begin a three-day run at the Chameleon Theater tonight.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the theater at 800 W. Park Ave., Port Townsend.

All seats are $10, with tickets available at the door, at www.brownpapertickets.com or by phoning 800-838-3006.

The show was performed at the Dungeness Schoolhouse in Sequim in October and is headed for a three-week run at the Annex Theater in Seattle.

In the show, Cherniack plays 10 characters — including a 90-year-old woman — and covers a lot of emotional ground.

Cherniack, a social worker at Jefferson Healthcare hospital in Port Townsend, was driven to write “Jalopies” — a slang term for old cars — by his desire to give a voice to the voiceless.

He said he wanted to speak up, via his art, for the elderly people he has cared for in retirement centers and nursing homes.

He worked for 15 years in assisted living facilities and senior homes.

In some of them, he added, people were treated like used-up, replaceable cars.


Spaghetti dinner

FORKS — An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be hosted by the Mount Olympus Masonic Lodge, 130 W. Division St., from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.

Admission will be $10 for adults, $7 for seniors 65 and older, and free for kids younger than 10.

Proceeds will benefit the group’s charity and scholarship funds.

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