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Model rockets, a gem and mineral society open house, a roller derby and a benefit for veterans are among the activities offered on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
For information about the Jungible Festival in Sequim and other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News' weekly entertainment guide, in today's edition.
4-H rocket club event
PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Peninsula Rocketry 4-H Club will host its annual Pasture Blaster for model rockets at a field at 922 W. Uncas Road off U.S. Highway 101 at Discovery Bay from today through 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. 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, 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.
A rocket flight duration contest is set for 3 p.m. Saturday.
A raffle drawing for model rocket kits will begin at 1 p.m. today and continue each hour until 6 p.m. A raffle also will be held Saturday. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5.
All proceeds go to support Olympic Peninsula Rocketry 4-H.
Visit www.4hrockets.blogspot.com for details.
Benefit sale slated
PORT TOWNSEND — Sound Storage, 606 E. Park Ave., will hold its second annual community yard sale and fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Sound Storage is located behind Goodwill and Union Bank at 606 E. Park Ave.
The tenants of Sound Storage are seeking donations for Center Valley Animal Rescue, a nonprofit, no-kill rescue group near Quilcene.
There will be a “pocket change” jar for attendees to drop off any extra change, and visitors can bring change jars from home for Center Valley donations.
PORT TOWNSEND — A Junior Triathlon, with recreational and “Iron Kid” divisions for children ages 7-14, will be held Saturday.
Cost is on a sliding-scale basis from $10 to $20.
Registration is due today. Registration will not be taken the day of the race.
The event will begin with swimming at City Pool at Mountain View Commons, 1919 Blaine St., at 10 a.m.
It will continue with bicycling along the streets of Port Townsend and then running at Mountain View.
The event is presented by Soroptimist International of Port Townsend/East Jefferson County, Jefferson County Parks and Recreation, city of Port Townsend Parks and Recreation, and the ReCyclery.
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.
Biologist beach walk
PORT TOWNSEND — A Port Townsend Marine Science Center-sponsored “Sandy Shores and Aquarium Walk” with Alan Rammer, the National Marine Educators Association Marine Educator of the Year in 2012, is planned for Saturday.
The walk will leave at 11:30 a.m. from the Port Townsend Marine Science Center's Marine Exhibit on the pier.
The walk is included with the price of admission to the Marine Exhibit: $5 for adults, $3 for youths ages 6-17 and free for those 5 and younger.
Following the beach walk, Rammer will head into the Marine Exhibit to act as a “super docent,” talking about the various animals that reside in the tanks.
Rammer was the inspiration for the marine biologist mentor in the novel The Highest Tide, written by Jim Lynch and sold in the science center gift shop.
He was the marine community outreach and environmental specialist for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife from 1988 until his retirement in 2009 and had been with the agency since 1977.
He is a graduate of the University of Washington with a double major: Bachelor of Science in shellfish biology and invertebrate zoology.
Upon his retirement, he began contracting work with schools and community groups across the state with his new venture, Tidepool Discoveries.
For more information, phone 360-385-5582, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ptmsc.org.
PT band concert
PORT TOWNSEND — The 45-member Port Townsend Summer Band will perform at Pope Marine Park, corner of Water and Madison streets, at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Pieces from Gilbert and Sullivan, Fucik, George Gershwin and John Phillip Sousa are among the selections made by conductor Karl Bach.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket and a picnic to enjoy while listening to the performance.
The concert is free, but donations to the band are welcome.
For more information, visit www.ptsummerband.org.
Dems' fish feast
PORT TOWNSEND — U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer will speak at the Jefferson County Democrats' annual Fish Feast on Sunday.
The Fish Feast will be at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St., with remarks at 4 p.m., followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $45 and are available at www.jeffcodemocrats.com.
Kilmer, a Gig Harbor Democrat, represents the 6th Congressional District, which includes the North Olympic Peninsula.
State Rep. Steve Tharinger, a Sequim Democrat who represents the 24th District, which includes Clallam and Jefferson counties, will co-host the evening with John Hamilton, who serves on the board of the Jefferson County Democrats .
For more information, phone Jefferson County Democrats chair George Yount at 360-385-0456 or email email@example.com.
Day of service
CHIMACUM — The public is invited to help beautify the Chimacum School grounds from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Volunteers can check in anytime between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the pop-up tent near the main entrance of Chimacum School, 91 West Valley Road.
Various hands-on projects suitable for families and individuals of all ages and abilities are planned.
These include cleaning walkways, edging and trimming, maintenance of garden areas, spreading bark, pruning trees and shrubs, pressure-washing sidewalks and brick faces, shrub and tree removal, some painting and minor repairs.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring suitable work clothes, a sack lunch (beverages provided), gloves, a rake, shovels, push brooms, garden claws, wheelbarrows, pruners, loppers, tree pruning poles, weed trimmers, pressure washers, etc.
The Chimacum volunteer effort is part of a worldwide Day of Service that involves more than 250,000 participants and aligns with President Barack Obama's Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.
For more information, email Gary Frogner at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 360-593-3090.
CHIMACUM — The fifth annual Back to School Clothes Swap will be held at the Chimacum Elementary multipurpose building/gym at the south end of the Chimacum School campus, 91 West Valley Road, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The swap passes on — free of charge — good used clothing that children have outgrown.
Children's clothing in sizes 5-16, shoes and backpacks can be brought to the gym building from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
Donors receive coupons for items they bring in. The coupons can be used at Saturday's swap.
Clothing also can be purchased for $1 apiece.
Clothing brought in on donation days should be clean and ready to wear.
QUILCENE — The third annual Moonfest music festival is set for today through Sunday at 322 Munn Road, about 5 miles south of Quilcene off U.S. Highway 101 at the end of Snow Creek Road.
This year's festival benefits World Vision, www.worldvision.org, a faith-based organization in Federal Way.
Festivities run from 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. today, from 1:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Former Heart guitarist Roger Fisher is expected to debut music from his new album, and Michael Shrieve, Santana's drummer at the original Woodstock, will perform with his band at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Other performers include Echoes, a Pink Floyd tribute band, LeRoy Bell, Blake Noble and the Dusty 45s.
Singer Alice Stuart, who is listed on the festival poster, will not appear because of poor health.
Parking and camping are included in the $90 three-day pass.
Individual day tickets — $35 for today, $45 for Saturday and $30 for Sunday — also are available along with a $170 VIP pass that includes all access and a goodie bag. Military discounts are available.
Advance tickets are available at www.moonfest2013.com.
For more information, visit the website.
Gem, mineral event
SEQUIM — The Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association will hold its fall open house at the club's shop, 81 Hooker Road, Unit 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Attendees can bring rocks for identification, learn how to cut rocks and polish stones for use in jewelry or display and watch demonstrations of wire-wrapping polished stones, faceting and creating chain-mail jewelry, as well as see facilities for silver smithing, casting and other lapidary activities.
The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit www.sequimrocks.com or phone President Dean Carnes at 360-681-0372.
SEQUIM — Ann Adams will give a free cedar-weaving demonstration at the Museum & Arts Center, aka the MAC, 175 W. Cedar St., from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The artist — now the community health representative for her tribe, the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe — has her art in the tribe's Hall-Adams Exhibit at the MAC.
Her first cedar basket is there, along with an “octopus” bag for carrying flint and stone, a basket Adams wove for her granddaughter, a cedar headband, a yellow-cedar paddle bearing the sea wolf design, several bead necklaces, a woven salt-and-pepper shaker set and some tiny cedar roses.
During Saturday's demonstration, Adams will start with something small, weaving around a salt-and-pepper shaker set, but if there's time, she also will show how she weaves small hearts and cedar rose buds.
To learn more about the MAC's activities and exhibits, phone 360-683-8110 or visit www.MacSequim.org.
Family Fun Fest
SEQUIM — A Family Fun Fest sponsored by The Crossing Church is set for Saturday at the Pumpkin Patch, corner of Kitchen-Dick Road and U.S. Highway 101.
The free event will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will include kids' games and activities, jump houses, face painting, hay rides, hot dogs, water games and tug of war.
For more information, phone 360-452-9936.
SEQUIM — Country Care Veterinary, 51 Valley Center Place, will celebrate its 15th anniversary and welcome new veterinarian Rawnie Torres at a barbecue from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Country Care will provide burgers, fixings, green salad, watermelon and beverages.
Attendees should bring salad or a dessert and pet food donations to become eligible for a raffle of dog/cat gift baskets, which include some vet services/lab work.
For more information, phone Country Care at 360-681-0334.
SEQUIM — Veteran Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardener Rita Dinger will discuss care, harvesting and varieties of garlic at a free lecture Saturday.
The lecture will be at 10 a.m. at the Master Gardeners' Class Act at Woodcock Garden at the demonstration garden, 2711 Woodcock Road near Sequim.
Dinger will explain how and when to harvest, how to cure and clean cured bulbs, and optimum storage conditions.
She also will demonstrate how to plant next year's crop.
Dinger has grown more than 40 strains of garlic, including many gourmet varieties that are not available in the grocery store.
She will suggest which types are easiest to grow and which are more challenging but more edible.
Dinger will share the names of some of her favorite varieties, along with garlic cooking tips and a recipe for garlic bread.
This is Dinger's 10th year as a WSU-certified Clallam County Master Gardener.
She has contributed more than 2,500 volunteer hours and was named 2010 Master Gardener of the Year.
The lecture is free, but donations to cover costs of handout materials are appreciated.
For more information, phone 360-417-2279.
MAC swap meet
SEQUIM — The Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley will hold its final community swap meet of the summer Saturday.
The swap meet will be at the DeWitt Administration Center field, 544 N. Sequim Ave.
It will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendor setup time begins at 8 a.m.
There is no advance sign-up for vendors. The cost of a 10-foot-by-10-foot selling space is $15. Vendors are expected to pay on the day and provide their own display equipment.
Nonprofit groups and clubs are welcome to participate as vendors.
Those interested should contact Priscilla Hudson at 360-681-2257 or email@example.com.
The MAC's swap meets are fundraising events for the nonprofit organization.
For more information, visit www.macsequim.org.
PORT ANGELES — A one-year anniversary celebration for Yong Jin Asian Bakery, 112 S. Lincoln St., Suite A, will be held today.
Samples of new and existing menu items will be offered along with discount coupons good for purchases from Friday through Thursday.
Yong Jin Asian Bakery is open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
The business is owned and managed by Shirley Liang.
For more information, phone 360-775-3528.
PORT ANGELES — Filmmakers John Gussman and Jessica Plumb will present “The Elwha Dam Removal and the Restoration of the River” and Ian Miller of Washington Sea Grant will present “The Shoreline of the Elwha” at the Red Lion Hotel from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight.
Their presentations are part of the Basecamp Adventure Talk series that will continue at the hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St., through this month.
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 North Olympic Peninsula throughout the summer.
Light hors d'oeuvres will be served, and Happy Hour “Basecamp” drink specials will be offered.
Next week's talk will be by Mary Brelsford, communications manager of the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau, who will present “Year-Round Tourism on the Peninsula.”
PORT ANGELES — Olympic National Park rangers are guiding free 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.
To get there, take U.S. Highway 101 and drive about 8 miles west of Port Angeles.
Turn north — sharp right — off Highway 101 onto Lake Aldwell Road immediately after 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 last about an hour; visitors are then free to continue exploring the lakebed area.
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.
Speak with lawmaker
PORT ANGELES — U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer will help remove invasive weeds from the banks of Peabody Creek between the Olympic National Park Visitor Center and the park's administrative office from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The congressman, a native of Port Angeles who lives in Gig Harbor, will meet with constituents from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the picnic tables outside the park's administrative office, 300 E. Park Ave.
Kilmer represents the 6th Congressional District, which includes the North Olympic Peninsula.
He will work to remove weeds with park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum and members of the public.
The deadline to RSVP to participate in the service project was Tuesday.
The constituent meeting is open to the public, with no RSVP needed.
Roller derby bout
PORT ANGELES — Port Scandalous Roller Derby will host a coed roller derby bout Saturday.
Doors will open for the roller derby at 6 p.m. at Olympic Skate Center, 707 S. Chase St. The bout will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Port Scandalous Coed will face a coed team composed of members from out-of-area teams.
A beer garden and raffles will be available as well as merchandise to purchase.
Tickets are $10 in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com; Bada Bean! Bada Bloom!, 1105 E. Front St.; or Drake's U-Bake Pizza & Subs, 819 S. Lincoln St.
They will be $12 at the door. A military/senior citizen discount is available, and children 6 and younger are admitted free.
For more information, visit www.portscandalous.com.
PORT ANGELES — School supplies, haircuts and community services will be available for families in need at the 2013 Back to School Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The event will be at Jefferson Elementary School, 218 E. 12th St.
Supplies and services will be offered free to Port Angeles students in kindergarten through 12th grades, except for immunizations required to be “school-ready.”
Those will be offered by Clallam County Health & Human Services for $12 per immunization. Medicaid can be billed for services.
Appointments can be made for the SmileMobile mobile dental unit's visit Sept. 9-21.
Sodexo Food Services will provide a lunch of a hot dog barbecue with all the fixings.
A volunteer “navigator” will assist attendees. There is no need to sign up in advance.
For more information, contact Lisa Lyon of Lutheran Community Services NW at 360-452-5437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martial arts demo
PORT ANGELES — The Korean National Junior Taekwondo Demonstration Team will perform at the Peninsula College gym, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Team members will display acrobatic board breaking, weapons and self-defense demonstrations.
The cost is $10 for adults or $5 for children.
For more information, contact Robert Nicholls at 360-808-2271 or email@example.com.
Hot springs book
PORT ANGELES — Teresa Schoeffel-Lingvall, a descendant of the owners of the old Olympic Hot Springs resort, has scheduled a number of book signings to promote her new book, Olympic Hot Springs.
Book signings are scheduled for:
■ Olympic Stationers, 122 E. Front St., at 11 a.m. Saturday.
■ Country Aire Natural Foods Market, 200 W. First St., at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.
■ Suzon's Coffee Lounge, 145 E. Washington St. in Sequim, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.
The resort opened to the public with the original owners — Schoeffel-Lingvall's great-grandparents Billy and Margaret Everett — in 1909.
Her grandparents Harry and Jean Schoeffel took over operations until the resort closed in 1966.
The book contains research and photography from local historical collections.
Further signings will be announced.
The book will be sold in Port Angeles at Marine Drive Chevron, Country Aire, Olympic Stationers, Port Book and News, Swain's General Store, Walgreens and Shadow Mountain General Store; in Sequim at Rainshadow Books and Hardys Market; the Forks True Value store; and The Imprint bookstore in Port Townsend.
It is also available through www.Amazon.com.
Car wash Sunday
PORT ANGELES — A car wash Sunday will raise funds for The Answer For Youth drop-in center.
The car wash will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Angeles Pawn across from Swain's General Store at 619 E. First St.
It will support the outreach center for youths and young adults known as TAFY at 711 E. Second St.
Benefit concert for Sarge's Place on Saturday
FORKS — “Rock the Roundhouse,” a benefit concert to benefit Sarge's Place, a transitional housing facility for homeless veterans, is set for Saturday.
The party will be from 6 p.m. to midnight at The Roundhouse at 110 LaPush Road.
Advance tickets for the all-ages benefit concert are $20 and can be purchased at Chinook Pharmacy at 11 S. Forks Ave. or for $25 at the door.
Tickets also can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Local bands and groups from as far away as Sacramento, Calif., will perform, said Cheri Tinker, director of Sarge's Place.
Musical groups include the local alternative band The No Nonsense Buffer from Forks, indie band Estafets from Sequim, Seattle electronica band Audio Numeric and punk band Twitch Angry from Sacramento.
Anti-Nonsense Networking is bringing this fundraiser to the Forks community, she said.
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, phone Tinker at Sarge's Place at 360-374-5252.