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PORT ANGELES — Steve Hauff will present “Bavaria, Beer, Bratwurst and Bahnen: Modern Rail Travel in Germany” during a 2013 Adventure Travel Series lecture at 7 p.m. tonight.
The series, a fundraiser for the Peninsula Trails Coalition, is at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St.
Suggested donation is $5, with children 12 and younger admitted free.
Tonight's presentation will offer practical information for those who might wish to travel by rail in Germany and plenty of entertainment for the vicarious traveler.
Hauff will cover urban trams and light rail, the different types of passenger trains, museums and preservation railroads, stations, schedules and seating, along with passes and websites.
The final talk in the series, “Surprising Borneo,” with Bill and LaVonne Mueller, will be Friday, Feb. 1.
Proceeds from the series go toward supplies and lunches for volunteers working on the Olympic Discovery Trail and the Adventure Route.
For more information, phone Gunvor Hildal at 360-452-8641 or Gail Hall at 360-808-4223.
Puppet theater set
PORT ANGELES — Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre will perform in the Jefferson Elementary School gym, 218 E. 12th St., at 6:30 p.m. today.
The puppet troupe will present “Malika, Queen of the Cats.”
The cost is $3 per person or $10 per family.
Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Popcorn and other snacks will be available.
The event is presented by the Jefferson Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization.
PA Circus Cinema
PORT ANGELES — A three-movie Circus Cinema series at the Port Angeles Library will begin with “The Greatest Show on Earth” at 7 p.m. today.
The film that won the 1952 Academy Award for Best Picture stars Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Jimmy Stewart and a cast of real circus performers from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Director Cecil B. DeMille tells the story of the behind-the-scenes circus life by giving audiences a ring-side seat to view lion tamers, circus fliers, acrobats, tightrope walkers and clowns.
Circus Cinema is a special event of the Winter Reading Circus: A Library Reading Program for Adults.
Upcoming films in the series include “Big Fish” (PG-13), directed by Tim Burton, on Feb. 15; and “Burlesque” (PG-13), starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, on March 15.
All movies shown in the Port Angeles Library series begin at 7 p.m.
“The Greatest Show on Earth” is an unrated film.
Free tickets for each film will be available when the library opens on the day each film is shown.
The Port Angeles Library is located at 2210 S. Peabody St.
For more information, visit www.nols.org and click on “Events,” email email@example.com or phone 360-417-8500, ext. 7750.
Year's first roller bout
PORT ANGELES — Port Scandalous Roller Derby will open its third season with a bout against the Jet City Rollergirls Hula Honeys team from Everett on Saturday.
The bout will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Olympic Skate Center, 707 S. Chase St. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
A beer and wine garden will be available.
Tickets are $10 in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com or Bada Bean! Bada Bloom!, 1105 E. Front St.. They are $12 at the door.
Seniors older than 65 and members of the military with identification will be discounted at the door, and children 6 and younger will be admitted free.
Fans who bring canned or nonperishable food items will receive one ticket per item for a raffle during the event.
Kids Create art event
PORT ANGELES — Artist Dani LaBlond will teach “Creating with Clay” in the January and February Kids Create programs, a two-part workshop that begins Saturday.
The second part of the workshop, which will complete the clay project and present a painting activity, will be Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
Both sessions are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Kids Create programs are presented by visiting artists every third Saturday of the month.
They are recommended for children 7 to 12 years old, are limited to 25 attendees and require advance registration.
To register, phone 360-417-8500, ext. 7732, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bake sale Saturday
PORT ANGELES — The Soroptimist International Port Angeles-Jet Set is hosting a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The sale, which will benefit Olympic Medical Center Foundation's sixth annual Red, Set, Go! heart luncheon, planned Feb. 1, will be at Swain's General Store, 602 E. First St.
Tickets are on sale now for the luncheon at SunLand Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, Sequim. They are $50.
Keynote speaker Dr. Sarah Speck of the Swedish Medical Center Seattle Heart & Vascular Institute will talk about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, while Dr. Larri Ann Mishko of the Jamestown Medical Center will serve as master of ceremonies.
The annual luncheon raises money for patients being treated through Olympic Medical Center's cardiac services department while fostering awareness of heart health for woman.
To buy tickets, phone the OMC Foundation at 360-417-7144.
Soil film screening
SEQUIM — “Symphony of the Soil,” the latest film by Deborah Koons Garcia, will be shown at Nash's Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, at 7 p.m. today.
The screening is free and open to the public.
“Symphony of the Soil” is “an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance we call soil, upon which our lives depend,” according to the organization.
It was filmed on four continents and features scientists and working farmers and ranchers.
Thrift shop open
SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild's Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Holiday items have been cleared out, but gently used winter clothing for men, women and children fills the racks.
Household items, furniture, fine jewelry and linens also are available.
All white-tagged items will be marked at half-price for this sale.
Volunteers are always needed.
For more information, phone 360-683-7044.
SEQUIM — Sequim Prairie Grange members will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
The menu includes ham, eggs and a beverage.
The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children 10 and younger.
The grange hall is located at 290 Macleay Road.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Winter Wanderlust series continues with “Wandering Southern France” with Ron Strange at 7 p.m. today.
The series is at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., each Friday through Feb. 22.
Admission is $7, with youths younger than 18 admitted free.
Strange will talk about the history and landscape of the Luberon region and the influence of indigenous pagan and early Christian traditions on contemporary Europeans and foreign travelers.
For more information, email Christopher Overman at email@example.com or visit www.wanderlustadventures.net.
Orca sleuths wanted
PORT TOWNSEND — Visitors to the Natural History Exhibit at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center in Fort Worden State Park can become “orca detectives” any Friday, Saturday or Sunday in January from noon to 4 p.m.
“Guests to our new Learning from Orcas Exhibit will be able to look for clues that forensic scientists use in their investigations to discover more about toxics in the Salish Sea that affect whales and other marine life,” said Anne Murphy, the center's executive director.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for youths and free for center members. A Discover Pass is needed to visit Fort Worden State Park.
Various stations will have clues to help solve the mystery of what happened to Hope, the orca stranded on the Dungeness Spit in 2002.
Those who gather all the clues, write down and turn in answers will receive an orca pen and be entered to win a raffle for two tickets on a spring bird-migration cruise.
Attendees also can work with a docent to investigate their favorite everyday products and how they rate in terms of toxics.
For more information, phone 360-385-5582, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ptmsc.org.
Italian evening set
PORT TOWNSEND — An evening of Italian music, candlelight and a spaghetti feast will be presented by St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1020 Jefferson St., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
A traditional meat sauce, vegetarian pesto sauce and vegan tomato sauce will be available along with garlic bread, salad, ice cream and a beverage.
Wine will be available for an additional donation.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and younger, and $25 for a family of four or more.
Linda McKenzie will serve as head chef, assisted by members of the Episcopal Church Women, an organization that raises money for outreach and historical building projects.
A dessert auction will be held throughout the event, with auctioneer Beth Cahape taking bids on a variety of desserts created by church members.
Tickets will be available at the door or in advance by phoning 360-385-2830 or visiting the church.
Protect your crops
PORT TOWNSEND — Vegetable researcher Carol Miles will present “Tunnels & Frames: How They Work” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The lecture is part of the Jefferson County Master Gardener Yard & Garden Lecture series, which meets each Saturday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St.
Admission is $10 at the door.
Attendees can bring gardening questions for the WSU Master Gardener “Ask Me” table before and after the lecture.
Miles is an associate professor and the program leader of WSU's Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center, which focuses on vegetable research.
She will discuss how high and low tunnels and cold frames can protect vegetable crop production throughout the year, with structures adding needed heat for crops such as tomatoes during the warm months and extending the growing and harvest season in the cold months.
For more information, phone 360-385-3478.
Grange square dance
PORT TOWNSEND — The Third Saturday Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social will feature tunes by Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals with Seattle caller Laura Me Smith, with dancing starting at 8 p.m. Saturday.
The dance will be at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St. A beginners' tutorial is set at 7:30 p.m.
The cost is $5 for adults, free for those 16 and younger.
Dancers are encouraged to bring snacks to share.
For more information, phone 360-385-3308 or visit www.ptcommunitydance.com.
Kah Tai work party
PORT TOWNSEND — The first Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park work party of the new year will be from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Volunteers will focus on pulling Scotch broom and picking up garbage.
Attendees should park at the parking lot near the bathrooms and walk east past the small pond toward a white Chevy pickup and a green volunteer sign southeast of the small pond.
Volunteers are advised to wear layered work clothing and bring work gloves.
Homemade cookies, hot tea, water, weed pullers and garbage bags will be provided.
For more information, phone Rosemary Sikes at 360-385-0307 or email email@example.com.
Robin Hood play
CHIMACUM — Chimacum High School drama students will present “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” today and Saturday.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the play starting at 7 each night in the Chimacum Schools auditorium, 91 West Valley Road.
Chimacum drama director Ellie Spitzbart describes the play as a “family-friendly Monty Python-inspired spoof of the well-loved tale of Robin Hood.”
Admission is $5, with children 12 and younger admitted free.
CHIMACUM — Conservator Laura Reutter will outline the best options for preserving family treasures during a Jefferson County Genealogical Society meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The meeting will be at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.
A coffee and social time will precede the meeting at 9:30 a.m.
The meeting is open to the public, and there is no admission fee.
Reutter will discuss archiving documents and heirlooms.
Society members and visitors are encouraged to bring items they would like to preserve or archive, and if time allows, Reutter will provide recommendations for saving the treasures.
Former conservator/collections manager for the society, Reutter has a master's degree in art conservation and was the conservator of objects at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
She also has served as in intern at the Cleveland Museum of Art and received a Mellon Fellowship to work at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
For more information, visit www.wajcgs.org.
CHIMACUM — Thea Foss Lodge No. 45 Daughters of Norway will install officers for 2013 at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The group will meet at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.
Sixteen women will assume the leadership of this group of descendants from the five Scandinavian nations.
Symbolyn Jacobsen will be president for her second term.
New members on the executive board are Grant School teacher Linda Morris and Mara Dotson of Jefferson County's engineering department. Other members will return to serve.
Refreshments will be served.
This event is open to the public.
For more information, phone 360-379-1802.
FORKS — The Forks Library will offer storytime for preschoolers from 3 to 5 years old at 10:30 a.m. today.
The preschool storytimes will be conducted at the same time every Friday through March 29 at the library at 171 S. Forks Ave.
Stories, songs, finger-plays and craft activities are planned.
For more information, phone 360-374-6402 or email Forks@nols.org.
Garden Club tea set
FORKS — The Bogachiel Garden Club is holding its annual tea party at St. Anne's Church & Parish Hall, 551 Fifth Ave., at 1 p.m. Saturday.
This year's theme is “Birds, Bees and Butterflies.”
“A variety of good food, fun raffles and an interesting program” are planned, according to organizers.
Advance tickets are $9 and are available at Forks Outfitters, 950 S. Forks Ave.
Tickets also will be sold at the door the day of the event.
Co-op meeting, faire
SEKIU — The Sunset West Co-op will hold its annual member meeting and “Pot Luck, Faire and Dance” at the Sekiu Community Center, 42 Rice St., on Saturday.
A board meeting will begin at 1 p.m., with the faire and potluck starting at 1:45 p.m.
Interest tables will be on hand with information on the co-op's past, present and future; nutrition and health ideas; juicing demonstrations; herbal teas; and renewable energy.
Area farmers will talk about forming a CSA — or Community Supported Agriculture — group in which farmers combine resources and sell boxed local food.
Children can enjoy art and other creative activities.
A “Thriving on 112” table will provide ideas for the future of the highway corridor.
The Co-op Jammers will perform music at the event.
For more information, phone 360-963-2189 or visit www.sunsetswestcoop.com.