Thursday, December 1 2022

To top off this weekend’s activities on the northern Olympic Peninsula, the Great Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Skeleton Race will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

The theme for this year’s Kinetic Run and Parade is “Rising from the Ashes”. The two-day race includes a parade and water portion on Saturday and a street, sand and mud “kourse” on Sunday.

For a detailed course map, entry forms and more information, go to https://www.ptkineticrace.org/great-port-townsend-bay-kinetic-kourse.

At 8 p.m. Saturday is the Rosehips Kween Koronation Ball, an event for over-21s at the American Legion Hall. Admission will be $10 each at the door only.

Costumed runners and others will dance to the music of Copastetic, a funk band from Seattle.

Kween Kontestants will compete for the crown around 9:30 p.m. and the coronation will take place around 10 p.m.

Other events this weekend are:

• 17th Annual Northern Olympic Fiber Arts Festival – The “Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” exhibit will be on view at the Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave., Saturday through November 26.

The free exhibition is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday.

The artists will be present to meet the public during a vernissage between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday at the museum.

Find more details at FiberArts Festival.org and facebook.com/north olympicfiberartsfestival.

• Peninsula College Fall Show — The Port Angeles campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. will be filled with music, activities for kids, hands-on classroom activities for adults, food and art from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday during the Peninsula College Fall Show.

The event is free except for food and beverage purchases.

Activities include zipline, improv workshop, welding demonstration, hot air balloon ride, music, face painting, bouncy house, 32ft high rock climbing wall, singing band and drumming from Lower Elwha, short presentations from the Peninsula College instructors, a beading workshop led by Karen Sixkiller, a film and digital storytelling class and a tour of the Physician and Nursing Assistant program lab .

For more information, see https://pencol.edu/fallspectacular.

• Family lollipops – Conductor Jonathan Pasternack and the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra will perform Family Pops at 7 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave.

Tickets are available at portangelessymphony.org, at the Port Book and News in downtown Port Angeles and by phone at 360-457-5579.

As with all Symphony Orchestra concerts this season, admission is free for youth 18 and under accompanied by a ticketed adult.

• Burlesque show from the Olympic heights — The show will begin at 8 p.m. after the doors open at 7 p.m. at Studio Bob at 118½ E. Front St. in Port Angeles.

Tickets are $25 if purchased online at https://olympic-peaks-burlesque.ticketleap.com/halloween 2022/ or $30 at the door.

The show is 18+ and bar patrons must be 21+.

Rebecca Mmm Davis will be the master of ceremonies. Performances will be provided by Iva Handfull, Seraphina Fiero, The Shanghai Pearl and Trojan Original.

To join Studio Bob, go to studiobob.art or call 415-990-0457.

• Bring your own fiber art exhibit — A pop-up exhibition of the Bring Your Own Fiber Art exhibit will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St., Port Angeles.

Free and for all ages, the show showcases quilters, felters, knitters, crocheters and other talents in a variety of ways.

It is sponsored by Cable Fiber Arts.

• Fall Art Exhibition — The Habitat for Humanity East Jefferson County store, 2001 W. Sims Way, Port Townsend, will host the fall art exhibit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The exhibition will feature a selection of paintings, lithographs, posters, photographs, wall hangings and other works of art from its collection of over 500 pieces.

The theme of the show is autumn in the mountains, autumn by the sea, and other works inspired by the colors of autumn.

Parking is behind the store.

Sales help support affordable housing in East Jefferson County. The public is invited and welcome.

• Jefferson Museum of Art and History – Two exhibitions – Juxtapositions and Exquisite Jewels – opened Thursday at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History, 540 Water St., Port Townsend.

The museum is open 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, with extended hours on the first Saturday of the month for the Port Townsend Art Walk. This Saturday, Kristin Myers will perform music from 5-7 p.m. on the Art Walk.

• Harvest of Hope — The Olympic Medical Center Foundation, in conjunction with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Care Alliance and Sound Community Bank, will host the annual Harvest of Hope Wine & Dinner Gala – both virtually and in person – at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The 20th Annual Gala at the Guy Cole Event Center, 144 N. Blake Ave., will raise funds for cancer patients treated at the Olympic Medical Cancer Center in Sequim.

Tickets are $135 per person.

Raffle tickets and live and silent auctions are planned.

Tickets can be purchased at omcf.org or by calling 360-417-7144.

• Contemporary jazz workshop — Mary Lou Sanelli will teach a contemporary jazz workshop from noon to 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the Port Townsend Ballet, 898 E. Park Ave., Suite 1 in Port Townsend.

After the workshop, Sanelli will be signing copies of her two new dance tracks at the Vintage Tasting Room on Water Street downtown from 2-7 p.m.

One is a children’s book about finding something in life that makes us want to try harder and the other is a novel for adults.

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