A winter sports fundraiser, plays, concerts and lectures will be on offer across the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
• Winter Festivalan annual fundraiser hosted by the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation is taking place after a two-year hiatus Saturday at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St. in Port Angeles.
Admission is at 5 p.m. The event starts at 6 p.m
Tickets are $75 in advance and $90 at the box office. A shared table for eight is $560. Tickets are available at www.hurricaneridge.com.
Country Aire appetizers, an oyster bar and a Kokopelli Grill prepared dinner are planned along with live music from BBR, a no-host beer and wine bar, and live and silent auctions.
Contributions are tax deductible and proceeds support ski resort capital improvements and scholarships for underprivileged children in the community who wish to learn to ski, snowboard or join a ski team.
• A vocal workshop precedes a concert by Elizabeth LaPrelle and Brian Dolphin in Port Townsend today.
The workshop will be held from 1pm to 3pm at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., Port Townsend. Admission is $20.
The concert with traditional and original harmonies starts at 19:00 and doors open at 18:30. Admission is $20.
• “Showcase new works” will be presented today and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. at the Olympic Theater Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.
The production consists of eight short, never-before-seen plays by local playwrights.
Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students. They are available online at olympictheatrearts.org or by calling the box office at 360-683-7326 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. through Friday.
• “Little Women” will be presented by the Port Angeles High School Thespian Society at Port Angeles High School’s Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave., tonight and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors 60 and older, and free for children under 10. Tickets can only be purchased at the door in cash or by check.
• Buck Ellard Band will perform at the Port Angeles Eagles, 2843 E. Myrtle St. on Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Entry fee is $10 per person, $8 for members.
• Sarah Shea jazz trio will be performing at 4:30pm today at Vintage, 725 Water St., Port Townsend. No cover fee.
• “Hint: On Stage” will be presented this weekend only at the Sequim High School Auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave.
The shows are at 7pm tonight and 2pm and 7pm on Saturday.
Tickets at the door are $12 for general admission, $10 for students, and $8 for students and seniors with ASB cards.
The show – written by Sandy Rustin and directed by Tia Stephens – is based on the film Clue and the original board game.
• Bowl Thon will be hosted by the Peninsula College Clay Club and Associated Student Body today from 10am to 6pm.
The fundraiser will be held at the College’s Ceramics Studio, Room E-112 at Maier Hall, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Participants in the event can build clay bowls by hand and wheel throw them.
Donations benefit the Clay Club’s upcoming Souper Bowl fundraiser.
• The future of the oceans series Peter Hodum will speak on “Of Puffins and Petrels: Conservation of the Seabirds of the Salish Sea and the Outer Washington Coast” at 3:00 p.m. Sunday.
Hodum will be speaking at the Fort Worden Chapel on Fort Worden Way off W Street.
The free lecture is part of the center’s Future of Oceans series.
Hodum is a biology professor at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.
Visit www.ptmsc.org for more information and links to Zoom meetings.
• Lecture geology by Karl Wegmann will be “Recent Advances in Understanding the Lake Crescent Fault System” on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
The free online lecture is sponsored by the Quimper Geologic Society.
Wegmann and colleagues took core samples of sediment from the lake bed in Lake Crescent to study the lake’s fault system.
You can find more information or a link to the lecture at www.quimpergeology.org.