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For information about “An Evening of Kirtan with Shantala” in Port Townsend and other arts and entertainment, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, in today’s edition.
City Band concert
SEQUIM — The Sequim City Band will celebrate the 1960s at a free outdoor concert at the James Center for the Performing Arts, 563 N. Rhodefer Road, at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The band will share the stage with the Olympic Winds Ensemble under the direction of Nancy Peterson.
The ensemble features the entire clarinet family, from the piccolo clarinet to contrabass clarinet.
Some of the songs selected for the concert include the show theme “Hogan’s Heroes March,” by Jerry Fielding; “When I’m Sixty-Four,” by Paul McCartney; a medley of other classic songs from the Beatles, of which McCartney was a member; “The Pink Panther,” by Henry Mancini, from the 1964 comedic film; and a medley from the musical “West Side Story,” among others.
KONP radio General Manager Todd Ortloff will host the show.
Hot rods, hot dogs
SEQUIM — The eighth annual Hot Rods & Hot Dogs car show and barbecue will be held at the Pumpkin Patch, corner of Kitchen-Dick Road and U.S. Highway 101, from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Visitors can bring their own hot rod or classic car to the show, which is free and open to the public.
Free hot dogs will be served, and there will be a play area with games and activities for children.
The event is sponsored by The Crossing Church, which meets each Sunday at 10 a.m. at Deer Park Cinema.
For more information, phone Pastor Glen Douglas at 360-452-9936.
SEQUIM — The Sequim American Legion Post 62 will observe Flag Day with a flag disposal ceremony today.
The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. at 107 E. Prairie St.
Worn flags can be brought to be disposed of properly.
SEQUIM — Master Gardener Helen McCammon will discuss how to make natural-looking planters out of unwanted Styrofoam at a “Class Act” presentation at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The lecture will be at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road.
Many gardeners have made hypertufa troughs to create natural-looking planters. Unfortunately, McCammon said, the troughs are often messy to make and too heavy to move once they are made.
The class will cover how to turn Styrofoam into planters that are lightweight yet have the look of natural stone.
Following the presentation, participants can try their hand at making planters from polystyrene coolers.
A donation of $5 is requested to help defray the cost of materials.
For more information, phone WSU Master Gardeners of Clallam County at 360-565-2679.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, will hold its first ice-cream social of the season from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Banana splits or sundaes will be available for $5.
Proceeds will benefit the Green Alliance for Veteran Education.
For more information, phone Shelley Smith at 360-681-3881.
Thrift shop open
SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Featured this month are summer fashions for ladies, children and men; designer jewelry; home furnishings; and kitchen and bath accessories.
All white-tag items will be marked half-price.
Volunteers and consigners are needed in the shop.
For more information, phone 360-683-7044.
SEQUIM — A blood drive sponsored by the Sequim Rotary clubs and the Puget Sound Blood Center will be held at SunLand Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, today.
Donors can give blood from 10 a.m. to noon and from 12:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Donors must be in good health and aged 18 or older.
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made by phoning 800-398-7888.
Father’s Day breakfast
SEQUIM — The ladies’ auxiliary of Elks Lodge No. 2642 will host a special Father’s Day breakfast at the Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Members and nonmembers alike are invited.
The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children 6 to 12, and children younger than 6 eat for free.
The menu consists of ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy and hash browns, as well as fresh fruit, pastries and refreshments.
SEQUIM — The public can meet a Bernese mountain dog at a “Meet the Breed” event at Best Friend Nutrition, 680 W. Washington St., Suite B-102, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Four of Susan Parr’s five Bernese mountain dogs will be at the business to allow the public to learn more about specific dog breeds and interact with them.
The public is invited to attend. Children must be accompanied by adults.
No other dogs should attend this event.
The Bernese mountain dog originated in Switzerland and is a large, intelligent, faithful, affectionate and loyal breed.
Parr will discuss the breed’s history, nutrition needs, health issues, life expectancy, grooming and body care, and many sports in which they excel.
Best Friend Nutrition is a health food store for dogs and cats owned and operated by Hope and Jim Williams.
For more information, phone 360-681-8458 or visit Best Friend Nutrition’s Facebook page and click on June 15 events.
Lunch in the Garden
PORT ANGELES — Home gardeners can get advice from local experts about vegetable gardening during a Master Gardeners “Lunch in the Garden” from noon to 1 p.m. today.
Master Gardeners will lead a free one-hour walk through the Fifth Street Community Garden at 325 Fifth St. to show which vegetables grow well on the North Olympic Peninsula and share recipes that use fresh produce and locally grown herbs.
“Lunch in the Garden” is sponsored by Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardeners the second Friday of each month through September.
This month, Jeanette Stehr-Green and Laurel Moulton will highlight vegetables that should be planted in June and talk about weed control.
They also will address that perennial question: “Can you really grow tomatoes on the North Olympic Peninsula?”
Stehr-Green has been a Master Gardener since 2003 and was the 2012 Clallam County Veteran Master Gardener of the Year.
Moulton has been a Master Gardener since 2006 and is the Master Gardener program coordinator.
For more information about “Lunch in the Garden,” phone 360-565-2679.
Gun club visits
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Gun Club is inviting nonmembers to shoot at its range through June 30.
The gun club offers several types of clay-bird shooting, including singles, handicap, doubles, continental and five-stand.
Shooting is available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays.
Cost is $3.50 for a line of 25 shots, which is reduced from the standard price of $4 per line.
For safety reasons, 12-gauge trap shells must be purchased at the club for $6 per box of 25.
Shooters must have a 12-gauge shotgun in safe, usable condition; knowledge of safe gun handling; and wear adequate hearing and eye protection.
Club rules and etiquette brochures are available at the club, located at 253093 U.S. Highway 101, across from Wilder Auto Center.
For more information, visit www.shootpagc.com or phone 360-457-4053.
Benefit car wash
PORT ANGELES — The Oxford House, a nonprofit sober-living facility, will hold a benefit car wash Saturday.
The car wash is set for the 76 Roadrunner gas station, 1023 E. Front St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Funds will go toward program expenses at the Bella Oxford House at 821 S. Pine St.
PORT ANGELES — Carolyn Wilcox, owner of Experience Olympic Tours, will present “Olympic Changes Over Space and Time” during the Basecamp Adventure series from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.
The Basecamp Adventure Talk series is offered at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St.
The hotel launched the series of free talks to showcase the outdoor activities and locations that can be explored on the Olympic Peninsula throughout the summer.
Talks will touch on many of the various adventure options available to travelers visiting the Peninsula. Speakers will include ecologists, tour guides, storytellers, filmmakers, historians, anglers and mountaineers.
Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and Happy Hour “Basecamp” drink specials will be offered.
The upcoming schedule is:
■ Alice Susong, a storyteller and member of The Story People of Clallam County, will present “Life With Ranger Dunbar” on June 21.
■ Linda Silvas, owner, Native American Footprints guide company, will present “Paddle to Quinault” on June 28.
■ Charles Smith, chair of the Port Angeles Downtown Association’s Art on the Town committee, will present “Art on the Town” on July 5.
■ Meridith Parker, general manager of the Makah Cultural and Research Museum, will present “Ozette Dig and Makah Museum” on July 12.
■ Chris Gutmacher and Andy Stevenson, co-presidents of the Peninsula Trails Coalition, will discuss “The Olympic Discovery Trail” on July 19.
■ Kathy Monds, Clallam County Historical Society director, will speak on a to-be-determined topic July 26.
Mission car wash
PORT ANGELES — St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 132 E. 13th St., will host a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The car wash will raise funds for a mission trip to Kitkatla, B.C.
Donations will be accepted to fund the trip.
Classic car show
PORT ANGELES — A classic car show will be held at Laurel Park senior living community, 1133 E. Park Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The public can view hot rods, street rods, customs, classics and muscle cars or trucks.
This free show features local favorites from the group Peninsula Dream Machines.
Attendees who bring nonperishable food donations for the Port Angeles Food Bank will receive free barbecue lunches.
Barbecue lunches will be $5 for those without a food item. All proceeds will go to the food bank.
Visitors will have a chance to enter free hourly drawings.
Gil Yslas will provide musical entertainment.
Tours of Laurel Park will be provided.
For more information about the event and Laurel Park, phone Kristine or Roxie at 360-452-7201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT ANGELES — The Capernaum Center for Autism will host a special event for autistic youths and their families at the Clallam County YMCA, 302 S. Francis St., from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
There will be a sensory-friendly film, as well as crafts, games and popcorn.
Admission to the event is free. Participants may RSVP by calling Sarah Lovejoy at 360-797-4850.
The Capernaum Center for Autism exists to serve families and caregivers raising an individual with autism spectrum disorders.
For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/PAcapernaum.
Marine swap meet
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Yacht Club will hold its seventh annual marine swap meet in the club’s parking lot, 1305 Marine Drive, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The PAYC Ladies also will hold an indoor yard sale in the clubhouse featuring treasures that are not necessarily marine-oriented.
Boat safety inspections will be conducted for boats that are sitting on their trailers in the parking lot.
Inspections will be conducted by the North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron, which will affix a 2013 safety decal to compliant vessels.
For more information, phone Steve DeBiddle at 360-477-2406.
Rock, paper, final
PORT ANGELES — The championship round of the second annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament will be hosted by Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Sponsored by Peninsula Bottling, the competition’s proceeds will go to support the Olympic Peninsula Mountaineers Youth Lacrosse Program.
The event is open to ages 12 and older.
This year’s title tilt features first-round winners Just Smoked Salmon and The Kool Kids against two wildcard playoff champions to be determined in open rounds prior to the actual championship event.
The wildcard rounds are open to all previous competitors as well as any team of four who wish to enter the competition prior to the actual 6:30 p.m. start time.
Referees Mic Sager and Dave Farrington will officiate the charitable showdown.
Entry fee is $100 per four-person team.
Each participant receives a free tournament T-shirt, five raffle tickets and one free drink.
If a business has items to donate for the tournament raffle, it can leaves its contact information with the North Olympic Peninsula Mountaineers Lacrosse team at 360-232-4506 or show up no later than 6:30 p.m. at Bar N9ne.
Admission is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Benefit car wash
PORT ANGELES — The Answer For Youth will hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The car wash will be at Angeles Pawn, 619 E. First St.
The Answer For Youth is a nonprofit that provides outreach to homeless or at-risk youths and some disadvantaged adults
WAG garage sale set
AGNEW — The Welfare for Animals Guild, or WAG, will host its fourth annual garage sale today and Saturday.
The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 165 Howe Road.
A bake sale also is planned.
WAG is a nonprofit dog-rescue organization.
For information, phone 360-452-8192.
PORT TOWNSEND — A training session for those interested in learning about harvesting recreational crab will be offered by Washington State University Jefferson County Extension today.
The training will be at the WSU Extension office, 381 Jefferson St., from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This educational session is free for volunteers who assist WSU with at least one recreational crabbing outreach event in Jefferson or Clallam County this summer.
Led by regional expert Don Velazques of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, the training covers crab biology, harvest techniques and rules, trap operation and outreach tips.
The presentations and handouts are designed to teach new and experienced crabbers the best practices to prevent crab pot losses and reduce the number of crabs that die in lost pots (an estimated 178,000 crabs each year in Puget Sound).
Volunteers will be distributing information packets at licensing venues, boat ramps and festivals throughout the summer.
For more information or to RSVP, email Cheryl.email@example.com or phone 360-379-5610, ext. 230.
Dance and potluck
PORT TOWNSEND — An English country dance will be held at the Rosewind Common House, 3131 Haines St., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Suggested donation is $5.
The dancing will be taught by Nan Evans, with music provided by the Rosewind Country Dance Band.
The dance will be followed by a potluck dinner.
The RoseWind Common House is a fragrance-free facility.
Dance shoes or slippers are preferred over street shoes.
For more information, email Dan Post at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — Three Port Townsend High School musicians will present their senior recital at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Forrest Walker, Sarah Tucker and Larissa Freier join forces to perform as the WHAT! Trio, a group established more than six years ago.
The trio will present two compositions by Dvorak for two violins and viola.
Individually, the students will perform selections by Bach, Mozart and Conus.
Ikue Goldstein will accompany the students.
This special Father’s Day recital is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication by these students and their families, organizers said.
The trio plans to attend University of Puget Sound this fall.
Freier will major in music, with plans to go into elementary education.
Tucker plans to continue her music studies in college, and Walker will major in viola performance.
Aging in place
PORT TOWNSEND — Ideas for universal designs and “aging in place” will be presented at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The lecture is free.
Universal design ideas are meant to produce buildings, products and environments that are accessible to older people and people with or without disabilities.
The event is presented by the Jefferson County Home Builders Association.
For more information, visit www.jeffcohomebuilder.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — Writers Sheila Bender and Meg Files will read from their work at Fort Worden State Park’s Building 262 at 7:30 p.m. today.
The event is free and open to the public.
Bender is author of many books, including A New Theology: Turning to Poetry in a Time of Grief and the poetry collection Behind Us the Way Grows Wider.
Files is the author of the novels Meridian 144 and The Third Law of Motion, as well as several other books.
She teaches creative writing and directs the Pima Writer’s Workshop in Tucson.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Historical Society’s walking tours of Port Townsend’s historic districts are set Saturday and Sunday.
Historically costumed guides take visitors on tours of both the downtown and uptown, pointing out interesting architecture and telling of the unique history and colorful characters who built Port Townsend.
Downtown tours, called “Sin at Sea Level,” are at 2 p.m. Saturdays beginning at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History at 540 Water St.
Uptown tours, “The Moral High Ground,” are at 2 p.m. Sundays beginning at the Rothschild House Museum at Taylor and Franklin streets.
Tours are free for historical society members and $10 for nonmembers.
Admission to the museum where the tours start is included.
To reserve a place on either tour, make reservations by noon the day of the tour by phoning 360-385-1003.
PORT TOWNSEND —The Chimacum Alumni Association will hold its 59th annual meeting, dinner and dance at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 550 Otto St., on Saturday.
The registration deadline has passed for the meeting and dinner, but alumni can still attend the dance.
A band will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Alumni wishing to attend only the dance can donate $5 at the door.
The Chimacum Alumni Association will hold its fourth annual Fishing Derby with cash and merchandise prizes July 20-21.
For more information, visit www.chimacumalumni.com or email email@example.com.
CHIMACUM — Ever wonder how your ancestors dealt with diseases and epidemics?
A discussion of this topic, relevant to genealogists and family historians, is planned at the monthly meeting of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society on Saturday.
The program will begin at 10 a.m. after coffee at 9:30 a.m. at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.
The meeting is open to the public, and there is no admission fee.
Genealogists and Seattle physicians Drs. Reiley Kidd and Jeffrey P. Otjen will talk about diseases and causes of death in the past; archaic and unusual disease names (and what they would be called today); epidemics and their impact on family history; the impact of hygiene, antibiotics and vaccines on longevity; public health programs that changed history and extended U.S. life expectance and mental illness.
The Jefferson County Genealogical Society, headquartered at the Jefferson County Historical Society Research Center, was established in 1983 to provide educational and sharing opportunities for those researching their families.
For more information, visit www.wajcgs.org.
Salmon and cider
CHIMACUM — The science of salmon restoration and cider fermentation will be presented at Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 62 Barn Swallow Road off Center Road, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Salmon restoration exploration activities are planned for noon and 2 p.m.
Cider fermentation demonstrations are set for 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public.
Original country music
SEKIU — Deception Past will perform original country tunes at the Sekiu Community Hall tonight.
The concert will be from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A $5 donation is suggested.
The Seattle band includes Clallam Bay High School graduate Annan Bowlby, who will join the rest of the Class of 2003 in celebrating a 10-year reunion.
The band has just released a CD, “If You Know What I Mean,” and copies will be available at the concert.
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