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Student film festival
SEQUIM — The 2013 Sequim Education Foundation Student Film Festival will be held at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave., tonight.
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria, with the film festival starting at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.
Dinner tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.
Film festival tickets are $5 for both adults and students. Preschool children are admitted free.
Festival winners will be awarded up to $6,750 in scholarship funds, plus cash and merchandise prizes.
Trophies will be given for best actor and actress, and the “people’s choice” Elkie Award will go to the winning video chosen by the audience.
Information on SEF is available at www.sequimed.org.
SEQUIM — Clare Manis Hatler will discuss “The Manis Mastodon Archaeological Site” at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, at 10 a.m. today.
Admission is $5, and refreshments will be served.
The Manis Mastodon brought worldwide attention to Sequim when it was discovered by Hatler’s late first husband, Emanuel Manis, on their Happy Valley property in 1977.
The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, and excavations led by Washington State University archaeologist Carl Gustafson continued at the site into the mid-1980s.
Hatler donated the property to the National Archaeological Conservancy in Manis’ memory in August 2002, and numerous Manis Mastodon fossils remain on display at the MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St.
Native plant workshop
SEQUIM — The Clallam Conservation District is offering a free field workshop on landscaping with native plants today.
The workshop will be at 1 p.m. at the Dungeness Recreation Area.
Due to space limitations, preregistration is required.
It involves a 2-mile hike through the county park.
More than 25 native trees and shrubs will be described, along with their cultural requirements, aesthetic attributes and environmental and wildlife habitat benefits.
Conservation district manager Joe Holtrop will lead the workshop.
To register or for more information, phone the Clallam Conservation District at 360-452-1912, ext. 5.
Gem open house
SEQUIM — The Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association will hold its spring open house at the club’s shop, 81 Hooker Road, Unit 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Attendees can bring rocks for identification; learn how to cut rocks and polish stones for use in jewelry or display; watch demonstrations of wire-wrapping polished stones, faceting and creating chain-mail jewelry; and see facilities for silver smithing, casting and other lapidary activities.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.sequimrocks.com or phone President Dean Carnes at 360-681-2576.
SEQUIM — Certified Arborist Christina Pfeiffer will present “Trees through the Seasons” at a lecture at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The lecture will highlight tree selection with an emphasis on seasonal attributes and key tree-care tasks at different seasons.
Pfeiffer is a Seattle horticulturist consultant, writer and instructor.
Her education was completed at Michigan State University and the University of Washington.
Active with the Washington Park Arboretum, Pfeiffer is certified by the International Society of Arboriculture.
Thrift shop open
SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop, located at Second and Bell streets, will be open on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This month will feature spring fashions for women, men and children; jewelry and fashion accessories; home furnishings; kitchenware; tools; and sporting goods.
All white-tagged items will be marked half-price during this sale.
Volunteers and consigners are always needed.
For more information, phone 360-683-7044.
Birding class set
SEQUIM — Admiralty Audubon member Ron Sikes will present “Spring Gardening for Birds” at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 3151 W. Hendrickson Road, at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The lecture is the sixth in the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society’s “Backyard Birding” series.
Cost is $5 for adults, free for ages 18 and younger.
Sikes will provide information about preparing garden settings and plants that may attract migrating and resident birds.
Following the presentation, participants are invited to tour McComb Gardens to see a variety of garden areas and plants available in the Pacific Northwest.
The series of classes, hosted by members of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, is intended for residents who are interested in knowing more about birds seen locally each season and learning how to develop good habitats for wild birds.
“Backyard Birding” can be taken either as individual classes or in a series. The cost of each session is $5, free for anyone younger than 18. After the completion of five sessions, participants will be offered free membership in OPAS for one year.
The final lectures in the series will be “Enjoying Spring Sounds,” presented by Dow Lambert and Ken Wiersema, on May 18 and Wiersema’s “Birds Out of the Nest” on June 8.
SEQUIM — A free first-time-homebuyer class will be held at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The keynote speakers will be Michele Adkisson and Claire Koenigsaecker.
A free lunch and coffee will be provided.
The class is sponsored by the state Housing and Finance Commission.
To register, phone 360-683-2688.
Castell hosts shred
SEQUIM — Castell Insurance, 426 E. Washington St., will host document shredding from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The event is free and open to the public.
Bring documents such as old tax returns, account statements or any paperwork with account or Social Security numbers or other personal information.
Indoor flea market set
SEQUIM — The Sequim High School Future Business Leaders of America will host an indoor flea market in the school cafeteria, 601 N. Sequim Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Proceeds will support Sequim FBLA students’ trip to the state conference.
SEQUIM — Vintage tractors, some dating back to the 1920s, will put on a plowing demonstration at Lamar Road, just east of Cays Road near Dungeness.
The demo begins at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Dave Bekkevar and company are using the tractors to plow fields.
The public is invited.
For more information, phone 360-460-2760.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Library is hosting young people’s poetry contests — also called a PoetrySlam — at 6:30 tonight.
The free event will be at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
More than 60 poets and actors in grades 6-8 will read original poetry or recite from other poets’ work.
Judges for the middle school poetry competition will be Alan Turner, owner of Port Angeles’ Port Book and News; Peninsula Daily News Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz; Odyssey Books owner April Bellerud; North Olympic Library System board member Betty Gordon; and Port Angeles Friends of the Library member Margaret Klover.
For more information, visit www.NOLS.org or phone 360-417-8500.
Bunco party benefit
PORT ANGELES — A bunco party benefit to support the Olympic Peninsula Senior Games will be held at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today.
Tickets are $10 and are available at Port Book and News, 104 E. First St., and the senior center.
There will be refreshments and door prizes.
Sponsors include Angel Crest Nursery, Pen Print, Park View Villas and senior center.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 360-417-4554.
Tree giveaway in PA
PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Timber Action Committee is hosting its annual tree giveaway at the Green Crow parking lot, corner of Eighth and Francis streets, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
These trees will grow large and need to be planted immediately.
Species are Douglas fir, hemlock and cedar.
There will be a limited quantity of Christmas-tree stock available for purchase, with proceeds going to the committee’s scholarship fund.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School Choir Spring Swing will be held in the school cafeteria, 304 E. Park Ave., from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The annual choir booster scholarship endowment fundraiser features a barbecue lunch of grilled burgers and all the fixings.
Silent- and live-auction items from the community also will be available for bidding.
The Port Angeles High School Choir will perform.
Lunch is $5 per person.
PORT ANGELES — Adapted dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, acute arthritis and other disorders are taught once a month at the Sons of Norway Hall, 131 W. Fifth St., with the next one this Saturday.
Trained teachers Corrie Befort and Deborah Magallanes lead the 10 a.m. class, which is also open to caregivers and other family members.
The session runs for 90 minutes, and admission is $10 for patients and free for caregivers.
More classes are set for May 18, June 15 and July 20, while details are available by phoning 360-457-5352 or emailing email@example.com.
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Historical Society is sponsoring a workshop on archival framing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The class will be at the society’s research and administrative center at 931 W. Ninth St. behind the former Lincoln School.
The cost of the class is $8 for members of the Clallam County Historical Society and $10 for nonmembers. Class size is limited.
Renee Bauer of Karon’s Frame Shop will discuss how to safely frame photos, documents and other family treasures using acid-free archival materials.
Bauer will talk about the best ways to frame and display heirlooms so they can be shared with future generations.
For further information and to register for the class, phone the society’s office at 360-452-2662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Swing benefit
PORT ANGELES — The Spring Swing, a barbecue and auction fundraiser for the Port Angeles High School Choir Booster Club, is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The fundraiser will be in the high school cafeteria, 304 E. Park Ave.
A burger, salad, beverage and dessert will be provided to participants for $5.
Silent- and live-auction items have been donated by choir students, their families and other members of the community.
In 2012, the club’s choir endowment fund awarded $4,900 to graduating seniors.
For more information, phone choir booster club President Gretchen Souza at 360-460-3919.
PORT ANGELES — A free community shredding event to help individuals dispose of sensitive documents in a secure way is set at First Federal’s Port Angeles east-side branch, 1603 E. First St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
People can bring sensitive paper for shredding on-site by LeMay Mobile Shredding, a professional shredding company, to help ensure privacy and prevent identity theft.
There is no charge for the service.
Types of documents to bring include old tax returns, account statements or any paperwork with account or Social Security numbers or other personal information.
The event is limited to five bags or five boxes per vehicle.
Attendees should be prepared to keep bags/boxes.
PORT ANGELES — “Building Strong Relationships: The Seven Virtuous Relationship Unities” will be presented at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
The teaching will focus on the Buddhist Seven Relationship Unities, a way to resolve differences and increase harmony among family, friends and co-workers.
Instructor Devan Miller (Orgyen Kunchok Dorje) is an authorized dharma teacher in the Dzogchen Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of His Eminence Dzoghen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.
This teaching is offered free in accordance with Buddhist tradition. Offerings to support Dharma teachings are suggested.
For more information, email email@example.com or phone 360-477-5445.
Pie sale benefit
PORT ANGELES — The Relay For Life team Walk Around the Clock will hold its semiannual pie sale at Swain’s General Store, 602 E. First St., starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The sale will offer a large assortment of homemade pies, including wild blackberry, apple, coconut, banana cream, pecan and lemon.
Sales will continue until 1 p.m. or 2 p.m., or until pies run out.
All proceeds will be given to the American Cancer Society.
The Port Angeles Relay For Life event will be held June 7-8 at the Clallam County Fairgrounds.
PORT ANGELES — Three Bears Educare will host an open house at 323 E. Sixth St. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The free open house will offer children’s arts and crafts, snacks, face painting, storytime and door prizes.
Three Bears Educare Center is a licensed nonprofit child-care center operated by First Step Family Support Center.
Three Bears Educare — which accepts private pay and state- and tribal-subsidized care — is now enrolling, with openings available for ages 1 to 6.
More information is available at www.firststepfamily.org/3bears, by phoning 360-452-3263 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Window open house
PORT ANGELES — A replacement-window open house will be held at Hartnagel Building Supply, 3111 E. U.S. Highway 101, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Attendees will learn how energy-efficient windows can save money and energy, find out if they qualify for local weatherization rebates and meet local contractors who are authorized installers for this weatherization program.
Visitors should bring a list of window sizes for a free estimate on replacement windows.
For more information, email Donna Hoyt at email@example.com or phone 360-452-8933.
Free game day
PORT ANGELES — A free game day for kids will be held at Anime Kat, 110 W. First St., from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Attendees will learn to play a card game called Kaijudo and receive a free deck of game cards while supplies last.
In the world of Kaijudo, players have the ability to befriend and duel alongside fantastical creatures from a parallel dimension.
The event is for 8- to 12-year-olds and their families, but all are welcome.
For more information, phone Drew Schwab at 360-797-131, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/AnimeKatLLC.
PORT ANGELES — A 24-hour pickleball marathon benefit for the Captain Joseph House Foundation will run from 9 a.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday.
The marathon will be at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St.
The cost is $10 for adults, free for ages 12 and younger with an adult, and $5 for ages 5-17 without an adult.
The second annual community pickleball marathon offers instruction, play and refreshments.
Loaner paddles and equipment are available.
The Captain Joseph House Foundation is raising funds to provide a place of respite for families of fallen service members.
Register for the event with the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., or phone 360-457-7004.
PORT ANGELES — A pancake breakfast will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Naval Elks Lodge, 131 E. First St.
The menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, plus coffee, tea and juices.
The event is a monthly fundraiser and membership drive for the organization.
Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children 10 and younger.
Crescent car wash
JOYCE — The Crescent School senior class will hold a rummage sale and car wash fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The car wash is set for the Joyce General Store parking lot, 50893 state Highway 112, while the rummage sale will be held across the highway in the Crescent Water/Joyce Fitness parking lot.
Proceeds will go toward the senior class graduation trip to California in June.
To donate rummage sale items, phone trip adviser Linda Sage at 360-928-3311, ext. 1000.
Scandia dinner set
PORT TOWNSEND — Nordic culture will be celebrated at the ninth annual Scandia Dinner at 6 tonight.
The dinner hosted by members of Thea Foss Lodge No. 45 of the Daughters of Norway will be in the Parish Hall of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1335 Blaine St.
Tickets are $20.
The homemade dinner will include Scandinavian meatballs and gravy, red potatoes, carrots, coleslaw, lefse, pickled herring, lingonberries, cucumber salad, hot coffee and cookies.
Baked goods will include sandbakkels, fattigmand, krumkake, rosettes and spritz.
Jack Anderson’s fiddle and Jane Johnson’s button accordion will provide musical accompaniment.
Tickets are available at Maricee Fashion, 913 Water St., or by phone at 360-379-1802.
Boat safety course
PORT TOWNSEND —An eight-hour boating seamanship and safety course will be offered by the Point Wilson Sail & Power Squadron today and Saturday.
A four-hour session will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, with the second half following from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Each session will be held at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
This is an approved course for qualifying for the Washington State Boater’s Education Card, mandatory effective this past Jan. 1 for boaters 50 and younger who operate a 15-horsepower-driven vessel, power or sail.
Topics range from safety issues for sail and power boats, navigational rules and seamanship.
This is a nonprofit class, with students paying only the cost of the text. A discount will be available for additional family members.
To register or for more information, phone Bob Monica at 360-385-2634.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Peninsula Dance group wraps up its season tonight.
The dance will be at the Elks Club, 555 Otto St.
This time around, Jim Nyby and the F Street Band will provide blues, Latin, roots and rock music for dancing from 8 p.m. into the night.
First, though, a samba dance lesson will start the evening at 7 p.m.
Admission is $15 to this final Olympic Peninsula Dance event until September.
More details about it and other dances and classes are at www.OlympicPeninsulaDance.com.
Free tours given
PORT TOWNSEND — Free behind-the-scenes tours of the Jefferson County Historical Society Research Center, 13694 Airport Cutoff Road, are planned from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Volunteers with the Jefferson County Historical Society and Jefferson County Genealogical Society will lead tours of the facility, which was given a $1.6 million expansion in 2012 to add space for archival storage, artifact processing, exhibit preparation, a conservation laboratory and a loading dock.
The center houses more than a half-million historical artifacts and documents related to Jefferson County history.
Visitors will get a glimpse of rare documents and unique artifacts ranging from Native American baskets to 1930s children’s toys to recent work by local artists.
Lincoln Day luncheon
PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Republicans will meet for their annual Lincoln Day Luncheon on Saturday.
The luncheon at the Port Townsend Elks Club at 555 Otto St. will begin at 11 a.m. with a social hour and silent auction.
At noon, the Pledge of Allegiance and an invocation will precede the lunch and speakers.
The cost of the luncheon, which will feature wild salmon or grilled sesame chicken, is $40 per person or $75 for a couple. Attendees are asked to prepay or make reservations.
Kirby Wilbur, chairman of the state Republican Party, will be master of ceremonies.
Scheduled guests and speakers are Luanne Van Werven, vice chairwoman of the state Republican Party; Dani Bolyard, past chairwoman of the Grant County Republicans; and Chris Tibbs, chairman of the Kitsap County Republicans.
Representatives to the Republican National Committee — Fredi Simpson, state committeewoman, and Jeff Kent, state committeeman — will report on national Republican politics.
Attendees should make reservations by email at email@example.com or by phone to 360-343-4041.
For more information, visit www.jcrcc.blogspot.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — A ceremony to honor Jefferson County veterans and military service personnel who have died in the past six months is planned at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The ceremony will be on the front steps of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St.
After each name is read, a formal presentation of the flag, a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps is planned.
The ceremony, which is done every six months, is co-sponsored by the American Legion Marvin G. Shields Post 26 in Port Townsend and the Patriot Guard Riders of Washington state.
Kah Tai work party
PORT TOWNSEND — Admiralty Audubon will hold a monthly work party from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Kah Tai Park.
Volunteers will focus on pulling Scotch broom and picking up garbage.
Attendees should park at Chase Bank, corner of Sims Way and Kearney Street, and look for a white Chevy pickup truck and a green volunteer sign.
Volunteers should dress for the weather 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open house slated
PORT HADLOCK — Sunfield Waldorf School will host an open house, “The Joyful Work of Learning: Experience Waldorf Education,” on Saturday.
Interested adults are invited to become a student from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to experience firsthand the qualities of Waldorf education.
Teachers will discuss the principles of Waldorf education, then demonstrate curriculum in a sampler of lessons from prekindergarten to grade 8.
Other activities include a kindergarten circle, a geometry lesson, a science lesson and a language arts lesson.
Child care will be offered.
Sunfield Waldorf has more than 100 students in grades pre-K-8.
It is located at 111 Sunfield Lane off Rhody Drive behind Fiesta Jalisco.
Phone 360-385-3658 or visit www.sunfieldfarm.org.