Jefferson County Fair begins Friday . . . salmon bake in Sequim on Sunday . . . and other upcoming events

By Peninsula Daily News staff

JEFFERSON COUNTY FAIR in Port Townsend opens its three-day run this week — Friday through Sunday (Aug. 9-11).

A rundown on the fair's entertainment, exhibits and vendors was in last Sunday's Peninsula Daily News — and you can read it online at

Other upcoming events on the North Olympic Peninsula:

Salmon bake set for Sunday
SEQUIM — The 45th annual Rotary Salmon Bake, sponsored by Rotary Club of Sequim, will be held this year at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday (Aug. 11).

Menu items include baked salmon cooked over alder fire, baked beans, cole slaw, beverages and an ice-cream dessert for $15.

Tickets are available from Rotary members; from businesses displaying Rotary's “Buy Here” poster; from Rotary members staffing tables at the Sequim Walmart and QFC each Thursday, Friday and Saturday until the sale from noon to 6 p.m.; online at; or at the door Aug. 11.

In addition to the meal, music will be provided by public radio station KSQM FM 91.5, vendors will sell wares, groups will staff informational booths, and pies can be purchased to benefit Seattle Children's Hospital.

Seating will be available inside the club during the event.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Boys & Girls Club, Sequim youth activities, Scouts, local charities and Rotary service projects.

For more information, phone event chair Rochelle McHugh at 360-683-7433.

'Lunch in the Garden' talk Friday in PA
PORT ANGELES — Master Gardeners Laurel Moulton, Rosanna Yates-Bailey and Jeanette Stehr-Green will talk about fall/winter gardens, saving seeds, getting tomatoes to ripen and more during a Clallam County Master Gardeners “Lunch in the Garden” educational series event this Friday (Aug.9).

Intern Master Gardener Barbara Heckard will join the three to talk about growing and using thyme.

The free event will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the Fifth Street Community Garden, 325 E. Fifth St.
Moulton has been a Master Gardener since 2006 and is the Master Gardener program coordinator.

Yates-Bailey joined Master Gardeners in 2012 and helps tend the Master Gardener plots at the community garden.

Stehr-Green has been a Master Gardener since 2003 and was the 2012 Clallam County Veteran Master Gardener of the Year.

All three have been growing vegetable and herb gardens for many years.

“Lunch in the Garden” is sponsored by Washington State University Clallam County Master

Gardeners the second Friday of each month through September.

Each month, local Master Gardeners lead a one-hour walk through a community garden to show which vegetables grow well on the North Olympic Peninsula and share recipes that use fresh produce and locally grown herbs.

During the walks, home gardeners will learn what needs to be done in the vegetable garden and what problems are likely to appear.

“Lunch in the Garden” walks are free and open to the public.

They are especially geared toward those starting a vegetable garden for the first time and gardeners who are new to the Pacific Northwest.

The Fifth Street Community Garden is located just off Peabody Street across from City Hall.

The garden includes more than 50 individual plots, each covering a 9-foot-by-12-foot area.

The garden was developed on city property in 2011.

For more information about “Lunch in the Garden,” phone 360-565-2679.

Seabird, coast survey team training set
FORKS — A volunteer training session for beachwalkers and birders interested in assisting with the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, or COASST, will be held this Saturday (Aug.10).

The training will be held at the state Department of Natural Resources Olympic Region office, 411 Tillicum Lane, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Program volunteers collect data on beach-cast carcasses of marine birds on a monthly basis to establish the baseline pattern of bird mortality on North Pacific beaches.

COASST is a citizen science project of the University of Washington in partnership with state, tribal and federal agencies; environmental organization; and community groups.

RSVPs are requested. To RSVP and for more information, phone 206-221-6893 or email

Wine dinner set
PORT ANGELES — Nina Buty, founder of Walla Walla's Buty Winery, will lead a special Olympic Peninsula Enological Society dinner at C'est Si Bon restaurant this Saturday (Aug.10).

Buty's Rediviva wines were Washington's first premium blends of cabernet sauvignon and syrah .

The dinner will pair six of Buty's wines with the cuisine of chef Michelle Juhasz: local cheeses with sun-dried tomatoes on endive, lemon orzo with crab and tarragon butter sauce, scallops in Parchment with pear and mango vinaigrette, pork loin piccata with a sweet and sour pineapple sauce, tournedos of filet mignon with brochette of mushroom, and creme de chocolat with fresh local fruit.

This event is open to the public as sponsored guests for $70 per person.

RSVP to 360-457-8596 or email to Randy Riggins.

For more, visit

Surf camp this weekend
LAPUSH — The Surfing and Traditions youth surf camp will be this coming Saturday (Aug. 10) at LaPush.

The camp is for youth ages 10-18 years old. It runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Surfing and Traditions Youth Surf Camp is sponsored by Quileute Housing Authority Youth Programs, Surf Riders Foundation, USCG STA Quillayute River, NOAA and Quileute Tribal Council.

This camp is usually in July, but due to the Paddle to Quinault Canoe Journey, it was scheduled for August.

For more information, contact Karen Beyer at

Joint replacement seminar
PORT LUDLOW — Dr. Michael Thomas, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Jefferson Healthcare, will present a seminar on “Joint Replacement: Is it the Right Choice for You?” in Port Ludlow on Monday, Aug. 12.

The free talk will be at the Port Ludlow Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thomas will offer information on hip and knee joint replacement surgery, and discuss other alternatives to total joint replacement surgery.

He will be joined by Jefferson Healthcare Physical Therapist and Inpatient Clinical Supervisor Mitzi Hazard, who will present a brief overview of Jefferson Healthcare's Total Joint Replacement Program.

The program was implemented in late 2012 by the Jefferson Healthcare's Orthopedic Team to better serve the community and provide patients with a comprehensive approach to managing a joint replacement procedure, according to the hospital.

Patients that are ready to make the decision for a joint replacement will work in unison with a team of clinical specialists to outline a step-by-step plan toward mobility.

Following the presentations, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and speak directly with both Thomas and Hazard.

Jefferson Healthcare's executive chef, Arran Stark, will prepare refreshments for the audience after the presentation.

A second orthopedic health presentation by Dr. David King is scheduled for the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St. in Port Townsend, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30.

Clallam Fair art
PORT ANGELES — Artists wishing to exhibit their work during the art show at the Clallam County Fair have two ways to register.

Sequim Arts, the organization that sponsors the show, encourages artists to sign up online at

Less tech-savvy artists can print out a registration form from the website and bring it to the Art Barn at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12.

Anyone can enter up to three pieces of artwork.

No photography is allowed, as there is a separate show for photography at the fair.

Vend at county fair
PORT ANGELES — There are still some vendor spaces available for the Clallam County Fair from Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 15-18.

For a vendor application, visit the fair website at or phone the fair office at 360-417-2551.

Charity brewfest at 7 Cedars Casino
BLYN — Far West Beer Fest, a charity beer festival benefiting the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation, is set for 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The outdoor event will feature more than 20 breweries pouring 40 different beers from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission is $25 per person for those older than 21. ID is required.

Ticket purchase includes five tasting tokens and a souvenir tasting cup (while supplies last).

Participating breweries include 10 Barrel Brewing Co., 21st Amendment, Alaskan Brewing Co., American Brewing Co., Barhop Brewing, Der Blokken Brewery, Deschutes Brewery, Diamond Knot Brewing Co. Inc., Fathom and League, Fish Brewing Co., Flyers Restaurant and Brewery, Full Sail Brewing Co., Georgetown Brewing Co., Hopworks Urban Brewery, Iron Horse Brewery, Mac & Jacks Brewing Co., Ninkasi Brewing Co., No-Li Brewhouse, Silver City Brewery, Sound Brewery, Twin Peaks Brewing & Malting Co.

To purchase tickets, phone 7 Cedars Casino at 360-683-7777, ext. 617, or visit

Rock the Roundhouse to benefit Sarge's Place
FORKS — Local bands and groups from as far away as Sacramento, Calif., will be converging on The Roundhouse at 110 LaPush Road in Forks on Saturday, Aug. 24, for the “Rock the Roundhouse” benefit concert to support the mission of Sarge's Place, a transitional housing facility for veterans.

Musical groups include the local alternative band The No Nonsense Buffer from Forks; indie band Estafets out of Sequim; Seattle electronica band Audio Numeric and punk band Twitch Angry from Sacramento.

Anti-Nonsense Networking is bringing this fundraiser to the Forks community.

Tickets can be purchased online at

Advance tickets for the all-ages benefit concert are $20 and can be purchased at Chinook Pharmacy at 11 S. Forks Ave. in Forks, or they will be $25 at the door.

The concert runs from 6 p.m.-midnight.

Sarge's Place is a transitional housing project providing therapeutic care, social service referrals and connections to health care for honorably discharged veterans on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more information, contact Cheri Tinker at Sarge's Place, 374-5252.

Free spay, neuter
PORT ANGELES —The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society and Spay to Save are partnering to provide free spay/neuter procedures for pets owned by low-income residents of Clallam County.

The Humane Society will cover the cost of at least 50 spay/neuter surgeries to the first people who call in and qualify for the program.

Spay to Save will provide spay/neuter services for the clients who call in and make an appointment.

Interested individuals should phone the shelter at 360-457-8206 to find out how to qualify for the free surgery.

Proof of income is necessary to make an appointment.

“Spay/neuter saves pets' lives while lessening the burden on animal shelters and our community,” said Kelly Hill, executive director of Spay to Save.

Nominations sought for local heroes
SEATTLE — The American Red Cross Western Washington Chapter is looking for everyday people who have performed extraordinary deeds in the region.

Starting this October and finishing this spring, the Red Cross will present awards to local heroes who saved lives, exemplified the Red Cross mission or made significant, positive differences in the community in the areas of emergency response, preparedness and prevention.

Past recipients include police officers, firefighters, members of the Armed Forces, teachers, children/youths and pets.

Nomination information and forms are available at
Heroes, by phoning 206-726-3543 or by emailing

The nominee must be a resident of or employed within Western Washington, or the heroic act must have occurred within Western Washington.

Nominations are being accepted on an ongoing basis.

Fun Walk set for Sept. 14
SEQUIM — Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic will hold its ninth annual Fun Walk beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.

The noncompetitive walk is meant to remind people that exercise is an important part of well-being.

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

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

The fee is $10/person, free for those ages 12 and younger.

Join the walk as an individual or a team and walk or run either a 1- or 5-mile course though Carrie Blake Park, the Water Reuse Demonstration Site and a portion of the Discovery Trail.

Following the Fun Walk, there will be refreshments, free medical screenings, healthy cooking demos and a closing ceremony with an array of door prizes.
The Fun Walk began in 2005 with a handful of walkers and no fundraising goal.

Last year, there were 222 participants, and $34,000 was raised through sponsorships and entry fees.

All proceeds from the walk go to the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic, which supplies urgent and chronic medical care and dental care for the uninsured and underinsured.

For further information, phone Executive Director Jean Stratton at 360-582-2976 or visit www.sequim

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