WEEKEND: Other area events on North Olympic Peninsula

Peninsula Daily News

NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, Aug. 9.



The annual Sequim Rotary Salmon Bake, a music festival in Port Angeles, yoga for bicyclists in Port Townsend and a youth surf camp in LaPush are among the varied diversions offered on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

For information about the Chance McKinney concert at Olympic Cellars and the Victor and Penny concert at Johnson Community Center in Coyle, as well as other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News' weekly entertainment guide, in today's edition.



PORT ANGELES

Liquid Mountain fest

PORT ANGELES — The inaugural Liquid Mountain Music Festival, with the bands Moksha, A Cedar Suede, the Fourth Street Cats and Scott Sullivan and Casey Northern, will be at Olympic Raft & Kayak, 123 Lake Aldwell Road, from noon to midnight Saturday.

Beers from craft breweries, tacos, a swimming pool and games will be part of the event.

Children 12 and younger will be admitted free, while teens and adults pay $20 in advance or $25 the day of the festival.

Festival-goers ages 21 and older will receive two beer tickets with their passes, while non-drinkers can choose lemonade.

All proceeds from beer sales will go to Survivor's Outdoor Experience, a Port Angeles-based nonprofit organizer of recreational activities for cancer survivors.

For those who want to camp out Saturday night, a one-tent site is $10, two tents costs $15, and four tents are $30.

Camping passes are available through one outlet only: www.BrownPaperTickets.com, with a service charge.

Festival passes can be ordered there, too, as well as at Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St.

A free shuttle bus will run between Next Door and the festival from 11:30 a.m. Saturday till nighttime.

On Saturday, tickets will be available at Olympic Raft & Kayak. Parking is permitted at the pullout just west of the Elwha River Bridge on U.S. Highway 101, and a free shuttle will be provided to and from that lot. Festival-goers are urged, however, to use the shuttle from Next Door in downtown Port Angeles.

For more details, phone Olympic Raft & Kayak at 360-452-1443 or Next Door at 360-504-2613, or visit the Liquid Mountain Music Festival page on Facebook.

Bump Kitchen

PORT ANGELES — The New Orleans-style R&B band Bump Kitchen will perform on the Peninsula College green tonight.

The venue at the center of the campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., will open at 5 p.m., and music will start at 6 p.m.

Admission will be $10.

Guests also may purchase hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie wraps, Camaraderie Cellars wine, soft drinks and Barhop beer on site for an additional cost.

Proceeds will benefit Peninsula College Foundation scholarships, professional development for faculty and staff, and programs such as the Maier Hall concert series.

For information about the show and the foundation, visit www.PenCol.edu or phone 360-417-6264.

Basecamp lectures

PORT ANGELES — Pacific Alpine Guides operator Tyler Reid will present “Mountaineering on the Olympic Peninsula” at the Basecamp Adventure Talk series at the Red Lion Hotel today.

The series will continue at the hotel at 221 N. Lincoln St. through August.

The hotel launched the series of free talks, set from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Friday, to showcase outdoor activities and locations that can be explored on the Olympic Peninsula throughout the summer.

Speakers 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 schedule for August Basecamp Adventure Talks is:

■ Tammy Harmon and Terry Messenger of Expeditions Northwest will present “Navigating the Strait of Juan de Fuca” on Aug. 16.

■ John Gussman and Jessica Plumb, makers of the film “The Return of the River,” will present “The Elwha Dam Removal and the Restoration of the River” and Ian Miller of Washington Sea Grant will present “Coastnerd” on Aug. 23.

■ Mary Brelsford, communications manager of the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau, will present “Year-Round Tourism on the Peninsula” on Aug. 30.

Ranger-guided walks

PORT ANGELES — Olympic National Park rangers are leading free, guided interpretive walks along the Elwha River where Lake Aldwell once existed at 1 p.m. each Saturday through Sept. 7.

Rangers guide visitors through the landscape being created by the river following the removal of Elwha Dam in March 2012.

Walks provide an up-close look at shifting sediments, old and new vegetation, giant stumps logged a century ago and the river re-establishing itself.

The walks begin at the former boat launch located at the end of Lake Aldwell Road, which turns north off U.S. Highway 101 just west of the Elwha River bridge.

Visitors should wear sturdy walking shoes or boots and be prepared for windy conditions with no shade.

The guided portion of the walk will last about an hour.

For more information about Elwha Discovery Walks, phone the Elwha Ranger Station at 360-452-9191.

For more information about Elwha River restoration, including links to the project webcams, weekly dam-removal blog and Elwha River restoration Facebook page, visit the Olympic National Park website at http://tinyurl.com/Elwha-Restoration.

Disc Golf Ace Race

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Disc Golf Association, or PADGA, is hosting its first Ace Race at the disc golf course in Lincoln Park, 1900 W. Lauridsen Blvd., at 9 a.m. Saturday.

An Ace Race is a friendly competition that allows players to get an Ace (similar to a hole-in-one in golf) as many times as possible using a standardized disc.

PADGA is a group dedicated to promoting good health through outdoor activity and stewardship of the land by promoting a sport with a low environmental impact.

Members volunteer their time to clean the park and maintain trails.

For more information, email event coordinator is Jeffrey Monger at jeffreymonger@gmail.com.

Archery warm-up

PORT ANGELES — The Wapiti Bowmen Archery Club of Port Angeles is holding a hunting season warm-up for archers at its facility, 374 E. Arnette Road, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Archers will be able to shoot at 30 Rhinehart 3-D full-size targets.

Breakfast and lunch will be served at 7 a.m. for a cost of $5, and raffles will be held for a Bear Encounter Compound Bow and a Rhinehart 18-1 Spot Target.

For more information, visit the club's website at www.wapitibowmen.us.

Coin club to meet

PORT ANGELES — Those interested in coins and currency can attend the Port Angeles Coin Club's meeting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The club will meet at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The group meets the second Saturday of every month to discuss coin collecting and evaluate coins and currency.

The public is welcome to attend.

Crafted excellence

PORT ANGELES — Camaraderie Cellars, 334 Benson Road, will host artists for a “Crafted Excellence” event from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Artists include Martha Hutchinson's native bark weaving, watercolorist Valle Nevaril, Sharon Prosser with “Fantasy Flowers” — yard art made with found china items — woodcarver Chip Storm and Ocean Joy's cracked pottery art, such as birdbaths, mirrors and flower pots.

Other artists could be on hand but have not been confirmed.

Each artist will have a table display with art available for purchase.

For more information, phone 360-417-3564 or visit www.camaraderiecellars.com.

Beekeepers' meeting

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers' Association will discuss preparations for the fall season when the group meets at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Discussion topics also include an introduction to mead.

All are welcome to attend, regardless of experience level.

A beginners class is planned for noon Sunday, immediately before the regular 1 p.m. meeting.



SEQUIM

Event canceled

SEQUIM — The Sequim Centennial Melodrama scheduled to be performed by Olympic Theatre Arts today and Saturday has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict.

For the most current schedule on Sequim centennial events, visit www.sequimwa.gov.

For more information, contact City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at 360-681-3428 or kkuznek@sequimwa.gov.

Music outdoors

SEQUIM — Erin Hennessey, David Rivers and Friends will play guitar and Irish fiddle during Summertime Music Outdoors tonight.

The Sequim Library concert series offers live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Friday night through Aug. 23 on the stage behind the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

While the stage has bleachers funded by the Friends of the Sequim Library, patrons are invited to bring chairs and blankets, too.

Dog park party

SEQUIM — A party and bicycle poker run will celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Sequim Dog Park on Saturday.

The celebration is hosted by the Sequim Dog Park Pals and will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carrie Blake Park.

Registration for the 40-mile bicycle poker run is $20 and will begin at 9 a.m.

The party will include raffles, cupcakes, balloon animals with Peaches the Clown and pet-themed booths.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, by Dava Sobel, will be discussed at the Sequim Library at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration were literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land.

Thousands of lives and the fortunes of nations hung in the balance.

The book tells the story of an epic scientific quest and of 18th-century clockmaker John Harrison's 40-year obsession with building the chronometer.

Copies are available at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., as well as the audio book on CD, downloadable audio and an illustrated version of the book.

They can be requested online through the library catalog at www.nols.org.

For more information, phone branch manager Lauren Dahlgren at 360-683-1161 or email Sequim@nols.org.

Wind Rose party

SEQUIM — Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., will celebrate its second anniversary with a party from 7 p.m. to closing time Saturday.

Cupcakes from That Takes the Cake will be served, and Ruby Jean will provide live music.

Friends' book sale

SEQUIM — Friends of Sequim Library will hold the group's monthly book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The Friends group recentlywas given a large collection of video tapes, which will be available for 25 cents apiece.

Books from a variety of genres also will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from the sale fund programs at the library.

Potato program

SEQUIM — Veteran Clallam County Master Gardener Muriel Nesbitt will lead a discussion of potato cultivation at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road.

The talk is sponsored by the WSU Master Gardeners as part of the Class Act series.

There is no cost to attend, but donations will be accepted to help cover program costs.

Nesbitt, who holds a doctorate in genetics from the University of Washington, will talk about the history of potato growing, plant diseases affecting potatoes and the importance of genetic diversity.

For information, phone 360-417-2279.

Pastor to speak

SEQUIM — The Rev. Ken Hutcherson, senior pastor at Redmond's Antioch Bible Church, will give a free public talk Saturday.

The lecture will be held at Sequim Bible Church, 847 N. Sequim Ave., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Hutcherson will discuss freedom, the right to pursue happiness and whether equal treatment under the law applies to all or just a few.

A former professional football player turned activist and pastor, Hutcherson is a frequent contributor to radio and television programs on race and social issues.

He is also author of The Church, Before All Hell Breaks Loose and Enough Faith: You've Already Got What it Takes to Make a Difference, as well as his personal story, Hope is Contagious.

Dungeness Spit walk

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers will host a Dungeness Spit walk Saturday.

Walkers will meet at 9 a.m. for registration at the Sequim QFC, 990 E. Washington St.

The group will carpool to the Dungeness Recreation Area/Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge parking area where the walk will begin.

Walkers can choose from distances of 3.1 or 6.2 miles.

The fee is $3 per family.

Federal passes, such as the Golden Age Passport, National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass and Golden Eagle Pass, are accepted, but registration is still necessary.

Attendees should keep their receipts.

For more information, phone Frances Johnson at 360-385-5861.

Rotary Salmon Bake

SEQUIM — The 45th annual Rotary Salmon Bake, sponsored by Rotary Club of Sequim, will be held this year at the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, 400 W. Fir St., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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

Tickets are available at the door.

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.

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

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



PORT TOWNSEND

Writing sessions

PORT TOWNSEND — The Writers Workshoppe, 234 Taylor St., will offer its free weekly Fantasy Sci-Fridays free-write session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

Each person brings a prompt or two — words, a phrase, poem, artwork or a gadget — and tosses it in the prompt pile.

A prompt is drawn, and the group writes for about 20 minutes, inspired by either the prompt or something else.

Then, a new prompt is drawn.

During the last 20 minutes, people may share what they've written.

In another free session Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m., writers pick prompts from a box and then use the first 40 minutes of class to write and the last 20 minutes to read if they choose.

The classes are facilitated by Nina Sajeske and Phil Montenegro.

For more information, phone 360-379-2617.

Yoga for bicyclists

PORT TOWNSEND — A session of “Mat Yoga for Bicyclists” will be held at the ReCyclery, 1925 Blaine St., at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Karyn Stillwell will lead a by-donation yoga class to raise funds for ReCyclery education programs.

No prior yoga experience is necessary.

Participants should bring a yoga mat.

The ReCyclery is a nonprofit community bike shop that offers new and used bike parts and accessories, repairs and educational workshops and programs for bike owners.

For more information, visit www.ptrecyclery.com.

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Grange will host a contra dance with caller Jay Finkelstein and the Contradictions band Saturday.

The dance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and continue until about 10:30 p.m. at the grange at 1219 Corona St.

The dance is $6 for adults, $3 for those 3 to 18 years old and free for those younger than 3.

Latin dancing

PORT TOWNSEND —This Sunday is Salsa Night for dancers of all levels at Manresa Castle, 651 Cleveland St.

On the castle's banquet-room dance floor, instructors Judy Rudolph and Ed Sampson will teach an intermediate salsa lesson at 7 p.m. and a beginning lesson at 7:30 p.m.

Open dancing is scheduled from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with Latin styles from salsa and cha cha to merengue and bachata, and maybe a tango or West Coast swing mixed in.

Admission is $7 for the whole evening.

For details, email Rudolph at jr@olympus.net.

Healer lecture set

PORT TOWNSEND — Healer, teacher and author Sharon Mehdi will talk about her life and her just-released book, A Curious Quest for Absolute Truth, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Mehdi's free open-to-the-public talk will be at the Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center, 3918 San Juan Ave.

She will give workshops on healing touch and advanced healing practice this Saturday and Saturday, Aug. 17.

Mehdi is a healing touch international practitioner, Reiki master and certified clinical hypnotherapist.

For more information, phone 360-385-1973 or 360-344-4321.



WEST END

Seabird training set

FORKS — A volunteer training session for beach-walkers and birders interested in assisting with the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, or COASST, will be held Saturday.

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

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 organizations; and community groups.

RSVPs are requested.

To RSVP and for more information, phone 206-221-6893 or email coasst@uw.edu.

Surf camp Saturday

LAPUSH — The Surfing and Traditions Youth Surf Camp will be held Saturday.

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

Surfing and Traditions Youth Surf Camp is sponsored by Quileute Housing Authority Youth Programs, the Surfrider Foundation, Coast Guard Station Quillayute River, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Quileute Tribal Council.

This camp is usually in July, but due to the Paddle to Quinault Canoe Journey, it's scheduled this month.

For more information, email Karen Beyer at karen.beyer@quileutenation.org.

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