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The roar of roller derby will be heard this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula, which also will be the venue for talks ranging from avalanches to zen, as well as activities from celebrating the Chinese New Year to politics.

For details on the lively arts and entertainment, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News' weekly entertainment guide that is part of today's PDN.

For more information on activities, see out the PDN's comprehensive online Peninsula Calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.


Migrant worker films

PORT ANGELES — Two films about migrant workers will be shown at Maier Hall at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 7 p.m. today.

General admission is $5.

Shown will be “Who We Are,” a documentary that Mount Vernon High School students made about life as young migrant farm workers, and “The Harvest,” which documents the lives of three migrant children as they travel with their families from the Texas onion harvest to Michigan's apple orchards to Florida's tomato fields.

A discussion with the filmmakers and their adviser, Janice Blackmore, will follow the films, which are part of the Magic of Cinema series.

Three young filmmakers — Ana Mendoza, Lucia Garcia and Teresa Santos, all of Mount Vernon, who share filmmaking credits with Martha Morales and Cilviana Hernandez — also presented programs in Port Angeles and Forks on Thursday.

They introduced their new book, Dream Fields: A Peek into the Lives of Migrant Youth.

For more information, visit www.pencol.edu or www.facebook.com/PeninsulaCollege.

Homeless get help

PORT ANGELES — Homeless Clallam County residents, or those at risk of becoming homeless, will be able to get dental, medical, veterinary and many other services from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Project Homeless Connect will be at Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St.

It will provide free basic medical and urgent dental care, and access to education, employment and benefits systems, as well as mental health and chemical dependency assessments, identification card replacements, flu shots and haircuts.

Veterinary care will be available, as well as sitting for pets while their owners are working with other services.

The SmileMobile is scheduled to be at the event, with local dentists, dental hygienist and dental assistants volunteering their services.

Clallam Transit System will provide all-day free bus service to anyone attending the event.

Avalanche clinic

PORT ANGELES — A free avalanche rescue clinic will be offered at the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Basic avalanche rescue using transceivers will be presented.

This clinic is put on by local mountain guide service Pacific Alpine Guides.

Avalanche transceivers, shovels and probes will be available to use, though participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment if they have it.

Space is limited to 12 participants.

To attend, contact Pacific Alpine Guides at 888-674-8492 or info@pacificalpine.

Roller derby benefit

PORT ANGELES — Port Scandalous Roller Derby will host a junior and adult derby doubleheader at the Olympic Skate Center at 707 S. Chase St. on Saturday.

The Port Scandalous Roller Punks will take on the Rose City Rosebuds of Portland, Ore., in the junior bout, and the Port Scandalous Brawl Stars will face the Death Toll Dolls of Everett.

Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Advance tickets are available for $10 at Bar N9ne and Bada Bean! Bada Bloom!, and online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are $12 at the door.

Port Scandalous and the Rosebuds, last year's Northwest Junior Derby champions, are asking fans to bring packages of diapers for the nonprofit First Step Family Support Center.

Each donor will be given a raffle ticket to win prizes.

First Step will use the diapers in their Port Angeles and Sequim drop-in centers, which see more than 500 visits per month from primarily low-income local families with small children.

Barber benefit set

PORT ANGELES — Zak's Tavern is hosting a hot dog meal benefit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The event at Zak's, 125 W. Front St., is to help out Ron Schlemmer, owner of Laurel Barber Shop, 108 N. Laurel St.

Schlemmer is recovering from a stroke.

Sausage dogs and potato salad will be available by donation.

Raffle prizes also will be available.

A donations account also has been set up under the name “Ron & Mitzi Schlemmer” at Strait View Credit Union, 220 S. Lincoln St.

Coin club meets

PORT ANGELES — A coin auction is planned at the Port Angeles Coin Club's meeting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The club will meet at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The group meets the second Saturday of every month to discuss coin collecting and evaluate coins and currency.

The public is welcome to attend.

Snow sports talks

PORT ANGELES — Montana-based mountain photographer Jason Thompson and local mountain guide Tyler Reid will present slide shows at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 E. Railroad Ave., at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Suggested donation is $5.

These presentations are part of the Second Saturday series of adventure-sports presentations that benefit the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club.

Thompson's presentation will focus on skiing in Patagonia in South America and other destinations around the world.

His work has been published in Powder magazine, Alpinist, Backcountry, Men's Fitness, National Geographic Adventure, the Patagonia Catalogue and numerous other outlets.

Reid will open the evening with a presentation on guiding in Alaska's mountain ranges.

Thompson and Reid are both natives of Washington, raised in Poulsbo and Port Townsend, respectively.

View Thompson's work at www.jthompsonphotography.com.

Zen meditation set

PORT ANGELES — The NO Sangha Zen meditation group will hold a Zazenkai — a one-day Zen retreat — from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The retreat will be at Murre Cottage, 420 W. Third St.

Visitors can come and go during the day.

Alternated zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation) and private individual instruction will be available.

Silent coffee/tea breaks and a vegetarian soup and bread lunch will be offered.

A Sutra, or chanting service, will be held at 10 a.m.

At 1 p.m., Kristen Larson, a Master of the Diamond Sangha, will give a Teisho, the word for a Master's Dharma Talk, on Wumen Kuan case No. 17, “Hui Chung Kuo-chih's Three Calls.”

For directions or more information, phone 360-452-5534 or email NOSangha@aol.com.

Pancake breakfast

PORT ANGELES — A pancake breakfast will be held at the Port Angeles Elks Naval Lodge, 131 E. First St., from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The menu includes pancakes, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, coffee and orange juice.

The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 60 and older, and $6 for children 10 and younger.

Beekeepers meet

PORT ANGELES — Walt Wielbicki of Sequim will deliver a presentation on Warre-style beehives during a North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers' Association meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The group will meet at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The event is open to the public.


Lions breakfast

JOYCE — The Port Angeles Lions Club will host a benefit breakfast at the Crescent Bay Lions Clubhouse from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The menu includes pancakes, french toast, eggs, meat, biscuits and gravy, and beverages.

Breakfast is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

The Crescent Bay Lions Clubhouse is located at the corner of Holly Hill Road and state Highway 112.


Library Jeopardy

SEQUIM — Attendees can be part of “America's Favorite Game Show” when the Sequim Library hosts Library Jeopardy at 6 p.m. today.

Team up with other library aficionados to compete in lively rounds of Jeopardy, Double Jeopardy and Final Jeopardy at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The game will be moderated by library volunteer Fain “Trebek.”

Library Jeopardy players will test their knowledge and learn facts about characters and events in literature and film, as well as a smattering of nonfiction.

The library has the answers, and contestants need to provide the questions.

Prizes will be awarded to the top two winning teams.

At this event, the library also will recognize the many volunteers who help keep the Sequim branch humming.

The evening is suitable for all ages. Preregistration for this program is not required.

Light refreshments and limited library services will be available.

For more information about this and other library programs, visit www.nols.org and click on “Events,” or contact the library at Sequim@nols.org or 360-683-1161.

Circus novel discussed

SEQUIM — Erin Morgenstern's novel The Night Circus will be discussed at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Morgenstern's night circus, which arrives without warning or announcement, provides breathtaking entertainment.

Behind the scenes, a fierce competition is under way: Two illusionists, Celia and Marco, trained since childhood by mysterious teachers, are bound to one another in a contest that will span their lives until one wins.

The discussion is offered both as part of the regular monthly book discussion and as a special event in the Winter Reading Circus: A Library Reading Program for Adults.

Participants who have joined the Winter Reading Circus and attend the book discussion will be entered in the prize drawings for a Nook e-reader or an overnight stay at Lake Crescent Lodge in Olympic National Park.

Copies of the book are available at the Sequim Library, as well as on CD and via download. They can be requested online through the library catalog at www.nols.org.

'Backyard Birding'

SEQUIM — A “Backyard Birding” class is set at the Dungeness River Audubon Center in Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

“Bird Nesting,” led by Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society instructor Ken Wiersema, will explore the care of nests and nesting boxes.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for anyone age 17 or younger.

Of all bird species, 80 percent nest in cavities and are candidates for nest boxes.

Attendees will learn about the best locations to place nest boxes, how to attract certain species and how to successfully monitor and care for backyard nest boxes.

Those interested in learning more about local bird life can take one Backyard Birding class or several.

Participants who take five or more can join the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society for free.

To find out more about the Backyard Birding series and other activities for adults and children at the river center, phone 360-681-4076 or visit www.DungenessRiverCenter.org.

Friends book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library will hold its monthly book sale at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library at 630 N. Sequim Ave. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Featured this month is a clearance of general non­fiction, including gardening, cook books, self-help, history, do-it-yourself home projects, pets and science.

A selection of craft books on how to knit, sew, crochet and cross-stitch also are available.

A large amount of classical music also is available on CDs.

Most books and CDs are priced at 25 cents to $1.

Proceeds from the sale fund programs at the Sequim Library.

The mobile food cart, Crave, will be at the sale with specialty (or plain) hot dogs, drinks, snack foods and their signature croissant/bacon/cheese breakfast sandwich.

A portion of food sales goes to the Friends of Sequim Library.

Genealogy program

SEQUIM — Historian and genealogist Rod Fleck will present “The Armchair Genealogical Traveler” at a meeting of the Clallam County Genealogical Society at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be at the Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave.

Fleck will discuss how to visit the places of one's ancestors using computer programs.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Although better known as the city attorney/planner for Forks, Fleck has been involved in family history research for nearly two decades.

He is an expert on military history and German genealogies, and is active in many lineage societies.

Fleck has presented programs to different groups on several occasions, including the Washington State Genealogical Society Conference, hosted by the Clallam County society last year.

Folks are encouraged to come 15 to 20 minutes early to register, visit and enjoy a cup of coffee.

For more information, contact the genealogical society at 360-417-5000 or ccgs@olypen.com.

Daughter dance

SEQUIM — The Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula is hosting a Daddy-Daughter Dance on Saturday.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. at the Carroll C. Kendall Unit, 400 W. Fir St. Dancing will begin at 6 p.m.

The dance is for girls age 5 to 13 and their father or guardian.

Tickets are $15 in advance — $20 at the door — for dads, with daughters admitted free.

A $35 ticket package includes father's admission, a photo, two dinner tickets and five raffle tickets.

The event will feature raffles, prizes, pictures and a Cupid's Cafe, where dancers can purchase dinner, snacks or a trip to the sundae bar.

Advance tickets are available at Avant-Garde Florist, Dungeness Kids Co. and at both Sequim and Port Angeles units of the Boys & Girls Clubs.

For more information, contact Janet Gray at jgray@olypen.com or 360-683-8095.

Band benefit set

SEQUIM — The Sequim High School Band will host a car-wash benefit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Car washes will be available by donation at Tarcisio's Restaurant's parking lot, 609 W. Washington St.

Band students are raising money to participate in the Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim, Calif., in March.

The benefit is sponsored by the Sequim High School Band Boosters.

Free pruning talk

SEQUIM — The Olympic Orchard Society will present a free pruning workshop with certified arborist Gordon Clark from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The workshop will be at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road.

Clark will give a classroom lecture and then adjourn to a Sequim fruit orchard for a demonstration.

Green Party gathering

SEQUIM — The Green Party of Clallam County is hosting its first “Green Party Regional Gathering” on Sunday.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

Information on the Green Party and grass-roots efforts to change government at local, state and national levels will be presented.

Admission is a $10 donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Event speakers include Hank Gibson on “Sustainability and Permaculture in Your Community,” Steve Hamm on “Move to Amend,” Max Mania on “Getting Involved in your Government and Economic Issues” and Darlene Schanfald and Richard Honour on the “Spreading of Toxic Sludge and Associated Natural Resource & Health Damage.”

Light breakfast items and lunch will be provided, along with entertainment from local musicians.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/GPOCC or www.gp-wa.org, or phone 360-683-0867.

Israel-Palestine talk

SEQUIM — The Israeli-Palestinian situation will be the topic of a free presentation at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Ken Burres, a Trinity member and retired religion professor, will describe what he and his wife, Carla, learned on a visit last fall to Israeli and Palestinian areas on the West Bank.

Sponsored by the Sabeel-Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center of Jerusalem, the visit included holy places and Israeli settlements, as well as the stories of Palestinians and Israelis.

Burres, who said, “Our hearts ache for a comprehensive peace,” will illustrate his talk with pictures and maps.

Information is available from the church at 360-683-5367.


Disaster basics class

CARLSBORG — The Olympic Peninsula chapter of the American Red Cross will offer a free disaster-services overview class from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.

The class will meet at the Red Cross office, 151 Ruth's Place.

The course is the first in a series designed to introduce people to Red Cross disaster services and is required training for all Red Cross volunteers.

No prior Red Cross experience is required for this course.

Red Cross training basics include an overview of the Red Cross mission, the various opportunities available for service and the requirements for volunteers.

“The Red Cross has always provided free training opportunities for disaster volunteers,” said Zane Beall, local Red Cross disaster coordinator who was deployed during Hurricane Sandy.

“Our local chapter's immediate response to Hurricane Sandy demonstrated the value of being well-trained. We stepped right in and got to work.”

Anyone interested should register for this class by phoning 360-457-7933.


'Troll Stroll' slated

GARDINER — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers will hold a “Troll Stroll” club walk in Gardiner on Saturday.

The walk will begin at Wild Birds Unlimited, 275953 U.S. Highway 101, at 9:15 a.m.

The walk will visit the trolls carved into the buildings and fence posts of the Troll Haven property.


Teaching art in Kuwait

PORT TOWNSEND — Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield will talk about her six years of living and teaching art to women in Kuwait during a presentation at 7 p.m. today.

“Kuwait: A Diamond in the Rough” will be at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

Admission is $7, with youths younger than 18 admitted free.

The lecture is part of Winter Wanderlust, a series of multimedia adventure-travel lectures that will be presented each Friday through Feb. 22.

On Feb. 15, Kelly Dodson and Sue Milliken will present “China, the Mother of Gardens.”

On Feb. 22, Christine Mackay will present “Kenya, Nepal and Peru.”

For more information, email Christopher Overman at wanderlustadventures2013@gmail.com or visit www.wanderlustadventures.net.

'August: Osage County'

PORT TOWNSEND — The One-Time Players' presentation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “August: Osage County” continues this weekend at the Port Townsend High School auditorium, 1500 Van Ness St.

Performances are at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 17.

The play is described by Port Townsend High School drama teacher Jennifer Nielsen as “a modern tragedy about a dysfunctional family coming to terms with some hard truths and dealing with old secrets.”

The story “has more humor — pathos — than one might expect.”

Tickets, at $12 for general admission and $6 for students and seniors, are available at the Port Townsend Food Co-op, 414 Kearney St.; via www.onetimeplayers.org; and at the door.

Contra dance set

PORT TOWNSEND — Ruthie Dornfeld and friends will provide the music and North Carolinian Fred Park will call the dances at the Second Saturday Contra Dance at Quimper Grange on Saturday.

Dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

The cost is on a sliding scale of $6 to $12 for adults, $3 for ages 3 to 18 and free for 3 and younger.

The Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona St.

For more information, visit www.ptcommunitydance.blogspot.com.

'Galloping Gourmet'

PORT TOWNSEND — Chef, television presenter and author Graham Kerr, also known as “The Galloping Gourmet,” will present “The American Dream Meets the American Ethic in the American Garden” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The lecture will be at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St.

Admission will be $10 at the door.

Kerr will discuss his focus on serving people who want to make healthy, creative lifestyle changes and how to increase their consumption of fresh, local edible plants and seafood.

The lecture will wrap the Jefferson County Master Gardener Yard & Garden Lecture series.

Attendees can bring gardening questions for the WSU Master Gardener “Ask Me” table before and after the lecture.

For more information, phone 360-385-3478.

Yoga benefit set

PORT TOWNSEND — Seven local yoga teachers are teaming up for a fundraiser to benefit the Jefferson County Community Foundation's Fund for Women and Girls on Saturday.

Called “Yoga From the Heart,” the benefit is open to all, including those with no previous yoga experience.

Two sessions are being offered, and participants can take either or both, with a suggested donation of $15.

The morning session is at Room to Move at 1008 Lawrence St. from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Yoga teachers include Ilana Smith, Michael Glaviano and Tinker Cavallaro, with Terry Wagner assisting.

From 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., yoga teachers Wagner, Renee Klein, Jen Bates and Heather Satva Sky will teach at Madrona MindBody Institute at Fort Worden. Free parking is provided at Madrona.

Following the afternoon session, there will be tea and cookies donated by Pippa's Real Tea and Pane d'Amore.

There will be drawings for free yoga classes as well as gift baskets.

The Jefferson County Community Foundation's Fund for Women and Girls envisions a world in which women are safe, economically secure and free from discrimination so they can reach their full potential, according to the foundation.

Drop-ins are welcome, though for planning purposes and because space is limited, people are encouraged to RSVP for the morning, afternoon or both yoga sessions to Wagner at sourcepoint@earthlink.net or 360-821-8363.

PT arts auction

PORT TOWNSEND — Art4Education, the Port Townsend Education Foundation's fifth annual silent and live art auction, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The auction will be at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.

Tickets are $50.

John Curley, former host of KING-5 television's “Evening Magazine,” will serve as auctioneer.

Auction items include paintings, drawings and 3-D pieces in many styles and price ranges.

The Bruce Cowan Combo will perform at the event. Hors d'oeuvres will be from Dream City Catering, and beverages will be provided by the Port Townsend Brewing Co.

Proceeds will support education projects within the city's public school system.

Last year's auction funded grants of more than $50,000 for projects at Grant Street Elementary, Blue Heron Middle and Port Townsend High schools.

To preview art and preregister, visit www.pteducationfoundation.org.

Annual meeting slated

PORT TOWNSEND — Retiring Executive Director Anne Murphy will present her final State of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center during the center's annual meeting, which also will feature a talk on climate change, on Saturday.

The meeting will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington St.

Admission will be free for marine science center members. A donation of $7 is suggested for nonmembers.

Murphy, 61, announced her pending retirement this month. She will stay on until a replacement is found, which may not be until the fall.

She will present a review of 2012 activities and preview upcoming events, seasoning her 15-minute talk with history and anecdotes from her 24 years at the helm.

Guest speaker Laura Tucker will present “Climate Change: Facts, Fiction . . . Our Future.”

Tucker will present a slide show on climate change.

For more information, phone 360-385-5582, email info@ptmsc.org or visit www.ptmsc.org.


Marathon bingo set

FORKS — A marathon bingo fundraiser will be hosted by parents of the Forks High School Class of 2013 from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The fundraiser will be at the West End Sportsmen Club on Sportsman Club Road.

Proceeds will go toward a drug- and alcohol-free Senior Safe Night party for graduates.


Chinese New Year

CLALLAM BAY — A Chinese New Year Parade to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Snake will be held Saturday.

Participants should assemble at the Weel Road Deli, 17203 state Highway 112, at 1 p.m. for the parade to the Three Sisters Gallery.

A potluck will follow the parade.

Attendees are encouraged to bring noisemakers, and Asian-themed dress and decorations are welcome.

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