WEEKEND: Other activities full of fun, excitement this weekend on Peninsula

Peninsula Daily News

Drag races, fun runs and benefits are among other activities available 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.


West End Thunder

FORKS — The grand finale of the season's West End Thunder drag race series will be Saturday and Sunday.

Drag races of an eighth of a mile and a Show and Shine classic car, truck and motorcycle show are planned each day.

This final race includes the Northwest Nostalgia Top Eliminator Association dragsters.

Gates open at 9 a.m., and racing begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Forks Municipal Airport.

Admission per day is $10 per person, with those 12 and younger admitted free.

The fee is $15 per show car or motorcycle and driver, and $30 per race car and driver.

For more information, visit www.westendthunder.com.


Roller derby bout

PORT ANGELES — Port Scandalous Roller Derby's Brawl Stars will match up with Walla Walla Sweets Roller Girls Crushtown Mafia at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the bout at Olympic Skate Center, 707 S. Chase St.

A beer and wine garden will be available.

Tickets are $10 in advance at brownpapertickets.com or Bada Bean! Bada Bloom!, 1105 E. Front St., or $12 at the door.

Daddy-Daughter Dance

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles' annual Daddy-Daughter Dance will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The dance will be at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St.

The cost is $15 per couple and $5 for each additional child.

Participants can dress in their best or come as they are.

Photos will be taken by Sweetest Things Photography, and music will be provided by DJ Joe Frank.

Tickets are available in the recreation office of the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St.

For more information, phone Amber Mozingo at 360-417-4523 or email amozingo@cityofpa.us.

Resource fair set

PORT ANGELES — A Community Resource Fair will be held at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The free event features Clallam County organizations that exist specifically to help people get through economic hard times and to make these community resources more understandable and accessible.

Staff members from several local organizations will be at the library to talk with people and provide advice and instruction on getting help for their specific needs.

Organizations in attendance will include Serenity House, Olympic Area Agency on Aging, the library system's outreach services, the state Department of Social and Health Services, United Way and others.

For more information, visit www.nols.org and click on “Events,” phone the library at 360-417-8500 or email rnugent@nols.org.

Meditation talk slated

PORT ANGELES — Layth Matthews will present a lecture on meditation, “How to Find Peace of Mind in Everyday Life,” at Cafe New Day, 102 W. Front St., from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Matthews, director of the Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre in Victoria, is an instructor in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and has led meditation programs across North America, including a recent course at the B.C. Ministry of the Environment.

The talk is a benefit for the Port Angeles Shambhala Crazy Buddha Delek, and there is a suggested donation of $10.

For more information, phone 360-477-9220 or email junne.seela@gmail.com.

Food drive slated

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Food Bank is having a food drive in connection with the Snohomish Artists Guild Blues Festival today and Saturday at the Clallam County Fairgrounds.

The Blues Festival will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight today and from 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

Food donations are not required for admission, but the food bank is encouraging attendees to bring nonperishable food items to the event.

There will be a large box at each entrance, and representatives will staff an information table for those wanting more information about the food bank and its service to the community.

The food bank is in need of canned fruit, canned vegetables, soups, macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles, cereal, pasta, tuna and peanut butter.

Donations also are accepted at the Port Angeles Food Bank, 402 S. Valley St., from 8:30 a.m. to noon Mondays through Saturdays.

For more information, phone 360-452-8568.

Composting class

PORT ANGELES — A free backyard composting workshop will be held at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.

All participants will receive a countertop food-scrap collection bucket and a copy of the booklet Home Composting Made Easy.

Participants will learn how to turn vegetable scraps, fruit peels, coffee grounds, eggshells, fallen leaves and yard trimmings into free, nutrient-rich compost for landscaping and garden.

No preregistration is necessary.

For more information, phone Solid Waste Division Recycling at 360 417-4874, email recycling@cityofpa.us or visit www.cityofpa.us/pwSolidWRecycling.htm.


Fun Walk benefit

SEQUIM — The Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic will hold its eighth annual Fun Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Walkers will begin and end the walk at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. in Sequim.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. The fee is $10 for adults. The walk is free for those 12 and younger.

Participants can choose to walk or run a 1-mile or 5-mile course through Carrie Blake Park, the Sequim Water Reuse Site and a portion of the Discovery Trail.

After the walk, offerings include free medical screenings, massages, healthy cooking demonstrations and a closing ceremony with door prizes.

The event also will include clown performances and fiddle music.

Last year's event drew 211 walkers and raised $28,700 in sponsorships and entry fees.

All proceeds go to the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic, Sequim's free clinic, which supplies urgent and chronic medical care and dental care for the uninsured and under­insured.

For more information, phone John Beitzel at 360-681-0510.

Thrift shop open

SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild's Thrift Shop, Second and Bell streets, will hold a sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will feature fall items, clothing for men, women and children, jewelry and all kinds of home accessories.

Volunteers are wanted for the shop.

For more information, phone 360-683-7044.

Scout Bike Rodeo

SEQUIM — A Cub Scout Bike Rodeo will be held at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

All boys ages 7-10 are welcome to attend the event, hosted by the Mount Olympus District of the Boy Scouts of America.

Admission is $5 per scout or $7 per family and includes lunch and awards.

To register, email Kristen Brady at bikerodeo2012@gmail.com.

Survivors lunch

SEQUIM — The Olympic Medical Cancer Center's annual Survivors' Luncheon will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The luncheon will be at the OMC Medical Building, 844 N. Fifth Ave.

All current and past cancer patients are welcome, but seating is limited.

The free event will include a guest speaker and a catered lunch.

To RSVP, phone Susan Clements at 360-582-2845.

Yacht Club benefit

SEQUIM — The Sequim Bay Yacht Club will host its annual Race for Hospice fundraiser at John Wayne Marina, 2577 West Sequim Bay Road, from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to Volunteer Hospice of ­Clallam County.

Run/walk benefit

SEQUIM — A 5-kilometer run/walk benefit will be held at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The event is a fundraiser for the family of Hailey Freeman.

Hailey, 8, died of an unexpected illness in April.

Registration is $20, and all proceeds go to the Freemans.

Day-of-race registration will begin at 9 a.m.

Native plants talk

SEQUIM — Jan Noonan will discuss native plants at the Master Gardeners Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road, at 10 a.m. Saturday.

She will talk about the beauty of native plants and their usefulness in the home garden, and will give the audience tools and inspiration to garden with natives.

Noonan will discuss reference materials, websites, growing sites and dependable suppliers of native plants.

Noonan completed her Master Gardener training in 2004.

She also will present this information at the “Green Thumb Garden Tips” brown-bag series in Port Angeles on Oct. 25.

The talk is free and open to the public.

For more information, phone the WSU Master Gardeners of Clallam County at 360-565-2679.

Pet events slated

SEQUIM — Best Friend Nutrition, 680 W. Washington St., Suite B-102, will host two events Saturday.

A customer demo featuring dehydrated, human-quality pet foods for dogs and cats from The Honest Kitchen will be held from noon to 4 p.m.

Danielle Medina will be handing out information, coupons, samples and opportunities for a door prize.

At 3 p.m., the store's monthly “Meet the Breed” program will showcase the German Pinscher dog with a program led by Lorraine and Howard Shore.

They will discuss this breed's origins, breeding, temperament and care.

German Pinschers Max, Diva and Lady will be on hand.

Children are welcome to attend but must be under adult supervision.

Trial bags of Orijen and Acana brand foods are a gift to attendees at each “Meet the Breed” program at Best Friend Nutrition.


'River as Spirit'

PORT TOWNSEND — The documentary “River as Spirit: Rebirth of the Elwha” will be shown at the Rose Theatre at noon Sunday.

Admission to the film at the theater at 235 Taylor St. in Port Townsend is $9.

The film is narrated by Lower Elwha Klallam tribal member Jamie Valadez in Klallam, with English subtitles.

The 30-minute film takes the viewer from the Elwha River's headwaters in the Olympic Mountains to its mouth at the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

It was created by biologist Shelly Solomon, who owns the Marrowstone Island company Leaping Frog Films.

Solomon also will show Sunday “Buried in Sawdust for 50 Years,” a 31-minute documentary about the cleanup of a Discovery Bay estuary that had been filled with mill waste for half a century.

For details about Sunday's screenings, visit www.RoseTheatre.com or phone 360-385-1039.

Maritime lecture

CHIMACUM — Maritime author Joe Follansbee will present “Blowing Out the Stink: Life on a Lumber/Cod Schooner” at a meeting of Thea Foss No. 45 Daughters of Norway at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

With the aid of a PowerPoint presentation, Follansbee will tell of the innovations of the builder of the Wawona and the adventures of the captains, “Matt” Peasley and Charles Foss, as they sailed the Bering Sea.

Follansbee features Norwegian immigrants in his books.

He will have copies for sale at the meeting.

For more information, phone 360-379-1802.

Saturday square dance

PORT TOWNSEND — The first Third Saturday Square Dance of the year will be held at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Gabe Strand, founder of the Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society, will call the dance, with the Rose Street Ramblers playing Appalachian-style rock 'n' roll.

All experience levels and ages are welcome.

Admission is a $5 donation for adults, free for ages 16 and younger.

Dances will continue the third Saturday of each month until June.

For more information, visit www.ptcommunitydance.com or phone 360-385-3308.

AAUW PT meets

PORT TOWNSEND — An introduction to the 2012-2013 program of the AAUW Port Townsend branch will be held Saturday.

The group will meet at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m., with the meeting running from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The meeting will feature “Before Text Messages, There Were Letters,” a presentation by Deborah Kate Hammond and Sheila Lauder.

They will read a selection of letters from Letters of the Century and Women's Letters, both by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler.

There also will be information on interest groups on topics such as books, art, hiking, gardening and cooking.

AAUW membership is open to women who hold an associate degree or higher from a qualified educational institution.

For more information, phone 360-390-5693 or visit www.aauwpt.org.

Day of Caring set

PORT TOWNSEND — The United Good Neighbors of Jefferson County's Day of Caring is today.

Volunteers will meet between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. today for a continental breakfast at the Mountain View campus, corner of Blaine and Walker streets.

During the breakfast, United Good Neighbors will award its second annual Good Neighbor Award, said Carla Caldwell, executive director of UGN and the Jefferson County Community Foundation.

After a proclamation is read by the mayor, volunteers will pick up their T-shirts and head out to the work sites until about noon.

All the projects scheduled are in Port Townsend. The sites are Dove House at Sheridan and 10th streets, Haller Fountain on Washington Street, the Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County building site at 1910 Eddy St. off Hastings, the YMCA office at Mountain View Commons by the public pool, Haines Street cottages at Haines and 19th streets, and Jumping Mouse Children's Center at 1809 Sheridan St.

For more information, email Laura Souza, coordinator, at laura@weareugn.org or phone the office at 360-385-3797.

Family quilts talk

CHIMACUM — Genealogist Bev Brice will address “Quilts: Part of the Family Story” at the Jefferson County Genealogical Society's monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

The free talk will be at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Brice will demonstrate how family quilts may be used to solve family history mysteries by identifying patterns and dating quilts.

Using samples from her family collection dating from the 1880s, she will explain how to blend quilt pattern identification into family history research.

Brice also will discuss care and preservation of these family treasures.

This program previously was scheduled for January of this year but was canceled due to a snowstorm.

For more information, visit www.wajcgs.org.

Last modified: September 14. 2012 10:58AM
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