WEEKEND: Blast through weekend with myriad fun events

Peninsula Daily News

Everything from model rockets to swap meets to lectures on fossils and beetles are planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

For more information on other arts and entertainment, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, in today’s PDN.

Other events are listed in the Peninsula Calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.

School supplies

Today is the final day to drop off donations of school supplies and backpacks for local children in foster care.

Donations will be distributed to local children in foster care at the annual North Olympic Foster Parent Association’s Back to School Picnic & Backpack Giveaway on Sunday.

Donation sites are:

■ Sequim: All Safe Mini-Storage, 101 Grant Road; Anytime Fitness, 10131 Old Olympic Highway; Kitsap Bank, 1320 W. Washington St.; Sound Community Bank, 541 N. Fifth Ave.; Walgreens, 490 W. Washington St.; Walmart, 110 W. Washington St.

■ Port Angeles: Anytime Fitness, 112 DelGuzzi Drive, No. 5; Olympic Eye Care, 504-A E. Eighth St.; Sound Community Bank, 110 N. Alder St.; Walgreens, 932 E. Front St.; Walmart, 3411 E. Kolonels Way.

Phone Colleen Robinson at 360-460-5560 for details.


Open house slated

PORT ANGELES — An open house will be held at the Clallam County Genealogical Society’s Research Library, 931 W. Ninth St., from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The library is located behind the old Lincoln School building.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, phone the society at 360-417-5000 or email ccgs@olypen.com.

Fossil record talk

PORT ANGELES — Dr. John Peters will present “The Other Fossil Record: What the Newer DNA Discoveries Reveal” at meeting of the Juan de Fuca Freethinkers at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be upstairs at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave.

The event is free and open to the public.

A no-host dinner will be held at a nearby restaurant at 5:15 p.m.

To RSVP for dinner or for more information, phone Clover Gowing at 360-683-5648 or email gowing@olympus.net.

Park pickup picnic

PORT ANGELES — The Save the Lincoln Park Trees group will hold a “Pickup the Park Potluck Picnic” near the Longhouse at Lincoln Park at noon Saturday.

Visitors should bring a dish to share at the free event.

For more information, phone 360-797-1799.

Derby car wash

PORT ANGELES — The Port Scandalous Roller Derby team will hold a car wash at Bada Bean! Bada Bloom, 1105 E. Front St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Port Scandalous Brawl Stars will head to Salem, Ore., to take on the Cherry City Derby Girls on Oct. 20.

Proceeds from the car wash will go toward trip expenses such as gas, rooms and food.

Junior rodeo

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula Junior Rodeo will be held at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16 St., this weekend.

Early registration and check-in will be at 5:30 p.m. today.

Rodeo registration will be at 8 a.m. Saturday.

A sanctioned rodeo will begin soon after a 10 a.m. contestants meeting.

Rodeo registration Sunday will be at 7 a.m., with Cowboy Church at 8 a.m. and the sanctioned rodeo at 9 a.m.

Volunteers will staff the kitchen from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Breakfast, lunch and a spaghetti, meatloaf, stew and homemade bread dinner will be served Saturday, with breakfast and lunch available Sunday.

Baked goods, including homemade coffee cakes and pies, also will be sold.


Music at McComb

SEQUIM — The Music at McComb free concert series continues with the Olympic Express Lite Band at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The group plays big-band music from the swing era.

McComb Gardens is located at 751 McComb Road.

Band benefit set

SEQUIM — The Sequim High School Band Boosters will hold a car wash benefit Saturday.

The car wash will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tarcisio’s Restaurant’s parking lot, 609 W. Washington St.

Car washes will be available by donation.

Proceeds will help Sequim Band students attend band events during the 2012-2013 school year.

This includes performances in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Seattle, at the Husky Band Day at a University of Washington football game, at Victoria Days and the Heritage Festival and at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.

These costs are not covered by the Sequim School District. Each student pays for travel.

Clallam Solar Tour

SEQUIM — A self-guided Clallam Solar Tour of three Sequim-area solar-powered homes and one business will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

A “Spin Your Meter Backward” presentation will be held at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, at 10 p.m.

Tour maps will be available at McComb Gardens.

The tour is free and open to the public.

For more information, phone 360-301-9019 or visit www.powertripenergy.com.

Boutique, bake sale set

SEQUIM — A boutique and bake sale will be hosted by Faith Lutheran Church, 382 W. Cedar St., today and Saturday.

The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Organizers promise that “unusual and rare items” will be featured.

Proceeds will benefit local and national missions.

For more information, phone Janis DeVerter at 360-775-0910.

Beneficial beetles

SEQUIM — Clallam County Master Gardener Laurel Moulton will present “The Importance of Beetles to the Gardener” at a free Class Act at Woodcock Garden event at the Master Gardeners’ Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road, at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Moulton will present information on common ground beetles and other types of beneficial beetles that gardeners are likely to see in their home gardens.

She will discuss how to identify beneficial beetles, the tasks they perform in the garden and how gardeners can ensure they stay around.

Moulton has been a Master Gardener in Clallam County or in Oregon since 2006 and has taught basic entomology and other topics for Master Gardeners for three years.

She has a master’s degree in horticulture with a minor in entomology from Oregon State University, where she investigated the potential role of the common black European ground beetle in weed control in agricultural fields.

MAC swap meet

SEQUIM — A swap meet hosted by the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The swap meet will be at the MAC’s DeWitt Administration Center field, 544 N. Sequim Ave., directly across from the old Sequim High School brick building.

Vendors are invited to sign up for the meet.

The cost for renting a 10-foot-by-10-foot selling space is $20 per meet.

Sellers are expected to pay on the day, as there is no advance sign-up.

They also are responsible for providing their own display equipment.

For more information, phone Priscilla Hudson at 360-681-2257 or email priscilla@macsequim.org.

Aviation discussion

SEQUIM — Tristan Atkins, director of aviation for the state Department of Transportation, will speak to Experimental Aviation Association 430 at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The event will be at Hangar 10 at the Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane.

Atkins will present “Where the Aviation Tax Serves General Aviation.”

A potluck will follow the presentation.

Family Fun Fest

SEQUIM — The annual Family Fun Fest will be held at the Pumpkin Patch, corner of Kitchen-Dick Road and U.S. Highway 101, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The free event includes carnival games, bouncy houses, face painting, hay rides, tug of war, water games, hot dogs and more.

The event is sponsored by the Crossing Church.

Kickoff party set

SEQUIM — A free pre-performance kickoff party for an Aug. 31 concert by Rare Earth will be held at 7 Cedars Casino from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Rare Earth, the legendary rock band known for hits such as “Get Ready,” “(I Know) I’m Losing You” and “I Just Want to Celebrate,” will be the opening-night act Aug. 31 for the Sequim Balloon Festival, a hot-air ballooning extravaganza on Labor Day weekend.

Those attending tonight’s party — featuring Rare Earth tunes in the casino’s Club Seven — can buy tickets to the concert and enter a drawing for prizes.

Prizes include several pairs of tickets to the concert, three-day passes to the Sept. 1-3 balloon festival, an autographed harmonica and other gear from Lee Oskar Harmonicas, an overnight stay at Quality Inn and Suites in Sequim, dinner for two at 7 Cedars’ Totem Lounge and a 7 Cedars gift certificate.


VW car show set

PORT TOWNSEND — North Olympic Volksfair VI, a three-day car show for Volkswagen enthusiasts, will be held at Fort Worden State Park today through Sunday.

General admission gates open at noon today and at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

General admission is $15, and show car admission is $20 to $40.

Speakers will include Mark Buehler, one of the originators of the Cal-Look (California Look) VWs, who is bringing his 1951 VW Beetle split-window.

Winnie Meyers, the wife of Bruce Meyers — who created the Meyer’s Manx dune buggy and is known as a founding father of off-road racing — also will speak.

Damon Ristau’s documentary “The Bus,” a history of the VW bus in the U.S., will be screened.

Awards will be given in 28 categories, with judging Saturday and award presentation Sunday.

Cruises are planned for tonight and Saturday night.

Swap spaces are available at the event.

No state Discover Pass entry fee will be collected to attend this event.

For housing and meal reservations at special show prices, phone Fort Worden at 360-344-4439 and mention “North Olympic Volksfair.”

For more information, visit straitairvw.com, email straitairvolksgruppe@earthlink.net or phone 360-452-2550.

For a full schedule, visit http://tinyurl.com/8oh25mr.

Fire off rockets

PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Peninsula Rocketry 4-H Club will host Pasture Blaster for model rockets at a field on West Uncas Road off U.S. Highway 101 at Discovery Bay today, Saturday and Sunday.

Pasture Blaster is open from noon to 6 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The public is invited to watch or participate in the family-friendly event.

Rocket and food vendors will be on site, and there will be free RV and tent camping.

Model rockets will be set off from numerous launch pads: 12 pads for lower-power rockets, three for medium-power and two for high-power rockets.

Rockets can weigh as much as 3.3 pounds, including no more than 125 grams of propellant, with a maximum altitude of 3,000 feet.

Pad fees are $3 for adults and good for all three days. Children can use pads for free.

Club bumper stickers also will be sold for $6.

For more information, visit www.4hrockets.blogspot.com.

‘Humor in Paradise’

GARDINER — “Humor in Paradise,” a comedy revue to benefit the Paradise Theatre School of Chimacum, will be presented at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road just off U.S. Highway 101 at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

The show, subtitled “An Evening of Amusing Treats by Peninsula Women,” drew a sellout crowd to its June 15 premiere at the Pope Marine Building in Port Townsend.

The benefit production, which runs an hour and 45 minutes with an intermission, will be repeated tonight in Gardiner.

Tickets are $15 at the Port Townsend Food Co-op, 414 Kearney St., and at www.BrownPaperTickets.com.

No one, however, will be turned away for lack of funds, the show’s producers said.

Actors are donating their time and talent to the Paradise campaign to raise $50,000 for safety upgrades of its home, an old chapel at 161 Center Road.

To find out more about the Paradise, visit www.TheParadiseTheatreSchool.org or phone 360-643-3493.

Junior Triathlon

PORT TOWNSEND — A first-of-its kind Junior Triathlon, with recreation and “Iron Kid” divisions for children ages 7-14, will be held Saturday.

Day-of-race registration is available beginning at 9 a.m.

Cost is on a sliding-scale basis from $10 to $20.

The event will begin with swimming at City Pool at Mountain View Commons, 1919 Blaine St., at 10 a.m.

After the swim, participants will bike to Blue Heron Middle School and then run on the school’s track.

The event is presented by Soroptimist International of Port Townsend/East Jefferson County, Jefferson County Parks and Recreation and the Port Townsend Parks and Recreation Division.

Proceeds benefit Soroptimist International of Port Townsend/East Jefferson County scholarships and awards programs.

For more information, phone Kaylie Webber at 360-385-2221 or visit www.countyrec.com.

Free lunch Friday

PORT HADLOCK — Free Lunch Friday will be offered for children and teens in Port Hadlock at Irondale Church, 681 Irondale Road, on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to noon through Aug. 31.

There will be a healthy variety of food served.

A collaboration of four churches in Port Hadlock, Community United Methodist Church, Irondale Church, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and Peach Lutheran Church are sponsoring the program.

No reservations needed.

For more information, phone 360 385-1720.


Dessert potluck

JOYCE — The Crescent School and Community Dessert Potluck will be held at the School Playground, 50350 state Highway 112, at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Bring a dessert to share with friends, family and community, and celebrate a great summer while getting ready for another school year.

For more information, phone Tammy Hartley at 360-928-9655.

Swap meet spots

FORKS — The Forks Open Aire Market will host its final swap meet of the summer from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

In addition to regular market vendors, the sale of garage-sale items will be allowed.

Vendor spaces are approximately 10 square feet and cost $5. Setup will begin by 9 a.m.

There may be spaces available Saturday, but advance sign-ups are preferred.

For more information, email forksopenairemarket@live.com.

Lake Crescent signing

FORKS — Peninsula Daily News historical columnist Alice Alexander will sign copies of her new book, Lake Crescent: Gem of the Olympics, at the Forks Timber Museum, 1421 S. Forks Ave., from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

It is hosted by museum curator Sherrill Fouts.

This is Alexander’s fifth book in a series of historical accounts of the North Olympic Peninsula.

Lake Crescent features many old and new photos of early resorts once located around the lake.

Most of the old photos come from the postcard collection of Rex Gerberding.

Others are from the Clallam County Historical Society and Olympic National Park collections.

A few are from residents of the lake, including area photographers such as Tom Roorda and John Gussman, and Carl Alexander.

The book is designed to showcase the large photographs along with early history of the resorts.

Last modified: August 23. 2012 5:12PM
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