Esprit has a rich tradition of smaller events. Some are official events that vary from year to year, others are inspired by local attractions and by the attendees themselves. Check the schedule for details on exactly which events are available. The whole week is filled with fun activities!
The Koffee Klatsch orientation and chat is open only to New Girls (first-time attendees) at Esprit from 9AM to 10 AM in the Peninsula meeting room. It is an opportunity particularly for those "newly out" (and others) to gain confidence in their presentation, talk to one another about their fears, concerns and aspirations about being TG and to make friends with kindred spirits. Past Koffee Klatsches have been very successful and the girls who attended truly experienced significant personal growth while making new friends.
For those who simply need some coffee or are not first-time attendees, please drop in at the free-flowing general orientation in the Hollywood Beach room (formerly Room 148). Get some coffee, get your questions answered, and get on your way!
All new girls are treated to a hosted Wine and Cheese party in the Hospitality Room. That's right! You are provided with free drinks from a selection of red and white wines along with an offering of various kinds of cheeses. Be sure to check the schedule for the First Timer Wine and Cheese event and plan on attending.
Esprit-hosted dancing and music is available on certain nights during the week. If you're more adventuresome, the TG band The Nasty Habits is booked at clubs in town on the weekend where you can mingle with packed crowds of friendly locals and heart-pounding 80's dance music. (A word of warning: The Nasty Habits shows are very crowded and can involve a waiting line.)
This influential and successful discussion panel has been requested by the community college every year that Esprit returns to Port Angeles. Volunteers have already been assembled by the panel coordinator and chosen to represent the diversity of the TG community. The panel will participate in a number of Q&A discussion sessions with groups that may range from beginning psychology classes to the highly regarded Stadium Generale lecture and performance series open to the public. Esprit's involvement now extends to the students and we have crossover activities where some of the students and Esprit attendees will participate in each other's activities during the week of Esprit.
If there is a non-classroom session open to Esprit attendees, it will be posted in the Registration Area.
Veteran Clubbing Queen Margo Donaldson will lead a dance contingent to explore Port Angeles nightlife. From Castaways Nightclub at the East end of Port Angeles to Front Street Alibi on the West end, she will take you to where the dancing action is. Dress to impress! Gather in the Registration Area to carpool by 9PM.
The Port Angeles Farmers' Market is held on Saturday from 10:00AM-2:00PM at the Gateway Terminal across the street from the Red Lion. Esprit attendees are invited to browse the fresh foods and crafts and support the local merchants.
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