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Cleanups, films and walks are planned across the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
For information about Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse and other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News' weekly entertainment magazine, in today's edition.
Also check the calendar at the PDN's website, www.peninsuladailynews.com.
PORT ANGELES — “Inequality for All,” a documentary film about the country's income gap, will be shown at the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 7 tonight.
Clallam County's Peace and Justice Group is sponsoring the screening and will hold a discussion afterward.
Admission is free to the film, which is rated PG.
Coal exports doc
PORT ANGELES — A documentary on a proposed Pacific Northwest coal project will be screened as part of Peninsula College's Magic of Cinema film series at 7 p.m..
“Momenta” will be shown in the Maier Performance Hall on the campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Admission is $5, free to students with ID.
For more information on the film series, email Sean Gomez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Downtown Association seeks volunteers to help spruce up downtown for the summer season during the annual Clean Sweep from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Volunteers will sign in at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain at First and Laurel streets. There, they will receive maps of areas needing work.
The cleanup will consist of trash pickup, cleaning benches and artwork, and weeding parking lots and sidewalks.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves and their favorite weed digging tools.
Some tools and gloves will be available.
For more information, phone 360-457-9614.
PORT ANGELES — St. Andrew's Place, an assisted-living community at 520 E. Park Ave., will host an open house with a 1940s theme as part of its anniversary celebration.
The party commemorates 16 years of service and is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
All ages are welcome to attend this free event.
Attendees will be invited to partake in a game fashioned after the board game “Clue,” where clues will lead them to different places in the building.
All who participate will be entered into a drawing.
For more information, phone 360-417-3418 or visit www.standrewsretirement.org.
Meowgaritas and Mutts
PORT ANGELES — The second annual Meowgaritas and Mutts dinner and auction benefiting the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society is slated for Saturday.
Cocktails and a silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner following at 6:30 p.m. at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St.
Tickets are $50 per person. Tables of eight and 10 are also available.
The event will feature a Mexican dinner catered by Jose's Famous Salsa along with both a silent and live auction.
All proceeds benefit the Humane Society's building fund.
For more information or to volunteer, phone the Humane Society at 360-457-8206.
Intro to genealogy
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will host an open house at the research center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
A genealogy class for beginners is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, phone 360-417-5000.
Railroad Trail walk
PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers will walk the Spruce Railroad Trail at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Participants will sign up at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 U.S. Highway 101. They can choose between two walk routes of either 6 km (3.7 miles) or 12 km (7.5 miles).
Maps are available at sign-up.
For more information, phone George Christensen at 360-697-2172.
Learning to compost
PORT ANGELES — Information on home composting will be available at the community booth at the Port Angeles Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The farmers market is at The Gateway transit center.
Meggan Uecker will be available to answer questions about how to turn food scraps and yard waste into compost.
She will be assisted by volunteers from Master Composters, a volunteer group trained in the art and science of composting.
Market customers can pick up instructions for composting and building homemade composting bins, get troubleshooting advice and enter to win a free Geobin composting system.
Tai chi, qigong
PORT ANGELES — A World Tai Chi and Qigong Day celebration will take place at Jessie Webster Park, behind the Swain's General Store parking lot, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.
In case of rain, meet at White Crane Martial Arts, 129 W. First St.
A demonstration of Pangu Mystical Qigong will be given.
For more information, phone Robert Brown at 360-681-2552, email email@example.com or visit www.worldtaichiday.org.
Bake sale, car wash
PORT ANGELES — TAFY, or The Answer For Youth, is hosting a bake sale at Swain's General Store, 602 E. First St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
There will also be a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Angeles Pawn, across from Swain's.
Phone ahead to 206-310-9320 for motor homes.
DUNGENESS — Five jazzmen will fill the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, with the music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker and others tonight.
This 7 p.m. “Jazz at the Schoolhouse” concert will bring together saxophonist Craig Buhler, drummer Terry Smith, bassist Taylor Ackley and guitarist Chuck Easton — all local musicians — plus Brian Atkinson, a professional vibraphonist from Los Angeles, and culminate in a performance of Davis' “Kind of Blue” suite in its entirety.
Admission is a suggested $10 donation at the door, while students and children get in free.
For details, email Buhler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth Friday Readings
SEQUIM — Writers on the Spit will present the Fourth Friday Readings at Rainshadow Coffee Roasting Co., 157 W. Cedar St., at 6:30 tonight.
Listeners are invited to come at 6 p.m. to choose seats and order snacks and beverages.
Bill Chisham, Janet Johnson and Graham Hutchins are the featured writers at this free event.
After they read some of their work, other poets and prose writers will be invited to take part in the open-mic section.
For guidelines and details, email email@example.com.
Craft fair, raffle today
SEQUIM — Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim will host its third annual Craft Fair & Raffle from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.
The facility is at 1000 S. Fifth Ave.
For more information, phone Cherie Cariou at 360-582-3900, ext. 3941.
Bunco and prizes
SEQUIM — St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., will host a bunco gathering with lunch, a silent auction and door prizes from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.
The cost is $12, including the buffet luncheon with dessert.
All proceeds go to uncompensated care at Seattle Children's Hospital.
For more information, phone 360-797-7105 or visit www.sequimguild.org.
SEQUIM — A veterans' benefits seminar will be held at the American Legion Hall, 107 E. Prairie St., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is free.
Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, phone Pam Scott at 360-683-7047 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Market, bake sale
SEQUIM — Five Acre School, 515 Lotzgesell Road, is sponsoring a spring kids' market and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
Sale items include kids' gently used clothing, toys, gear, furniture, shoes, books, classroom materials and other items.
Gardening in the NW
SEQUIM — Marko Colby and Hanako Myers will give a presentation on gardening in the Northwest at Nash's Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The talk is free and open to the public.
SEQUIM — A $5 Sunday breakfast will be prepared and served at VFW Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St., from 9 a.m. to noon.
All are welcome.
Breakfasts will be held every Sunday through July 27.
For more information, phone Amber Wheeler at 360-683-9546, email email@example.com or visit www.vfwpost4760.com.
GARDINER — FarmStrong, the “bluegrass and beyond” outfit featuring Jim Faddis, Rick Meade, John Pyles and Cort Armstrong, will celebrate its first anniversary as a band with a concert at the Gardiner Community Center tonight.
Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show at the center, just off U.S. Highway 101 at 980 Gardiner Road.
Tickets to the show, which will range from blues to country and possibly a Temptations cover tune, are $8 in advance via www.BrownPaperTickets.com or $10 at the door.
Scandia Dinner set
PORT TOWNSEND — The Daughters of Norway Thea Foss No. 45 will hold its 10th annual Scandia Dinner at St. Mary's Parish Hall, 1335 Blaine St., at 6 tonight.
The menu includes Scandinavian meatballs and gravy, red potatoes, carrots, lefse, cole slaw, pickled herring, relishes, cucumber salad and cookies.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
A limited number of tickets are available for $20 at Maricee's, 913 Water St., or from Sonja Schoenleber at 360-379-2612.
The Norms — local musicians who combine, rehearse and present the tunes of the North — will perform.
A portion of funds raised will benefit graduating seniors from the five high schools served by membership.
For more information, contact Jean Kaldahl at 360-379-1802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoor Club hike
PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the South Indian Island Trail on Saturday.
This is an easy hike of 4 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 50 feet and a high point of 50 feet.
On Sunday, the club will explore the tidelands of the Northeastern Quimper Peninsula from North Beach Park to Point Wilson and onward to Point Hudson.
For start times, locations and other details about either of this weekend's outings, email email@example.com.
Garden tour on tap
PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to a free tour of the oldest garden in Port Townsend at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
“Quimper Peninsula Wildflower Hot Spots: A Celebration of Native Plant Appreciation” will begin at the golf course site off Blaine Street near Walker Street at 10:30 a.m.
Participants will meet at the Port Townsend Golf Course at the Kah Tai Prairie Preserve kiosk.
Later at 12:30 p.m., attendees will meet at the main parking lot at Fort Townsend State Park, where they will hike among old-growth trees and see several parasitic species that are signature plants for the park.
Participants are urged to bring a snack or lunch.
For more information, contact Ann Weinmann at 360-379-0986 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — An encore performance of “Turn, Turn, Turn: A Tribute to Pete Seeger” is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Key City Playhouse, 419 Washington St.
Tickets are $15 for the event hosted by Marcia Perlstein, Judith-Kate Friedman, Daniel Deardorff and friends.
For tickets and details, visit www.KeyCityPublicTheatre.org or phone 360-379-0195.
PORT HADLOCK — A free “Hands-on! Earth Day Event” will be held at Irondale Beach Park, 562 Moore St., from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Saturday.
Participants are asked to bring tools such as shovels and loppers as well as sack lunches and water.
For more information and to RSVP (optional), phone Tanya Barnett at 360-385-0770, email email@example.com or visit www.stpaulspt.org.
JOYCE — An all-you-can-eat benefit breakfast is planned at the Crescent Bay Lions Club, state Highway 112 and Holly Hill Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.
The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.
The menu includes pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, bacon, sausage and beverages.
FORKS — The Forks High School graduating classes of 1968-81 are invited to the FHS Seventies Reunion at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road, from noon to midnight Saturday.
A suggested donation of $20 per person will be accepted at the door.
The event is a fundraiser for the lodge, and all profits will go to Forks Elks projects and charities.
The Elks will provide lunch, dinner, snacks, music and more.
All teachers from the time period are invited, too.