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A drive-in theater celebration, lavender distillation, a gun show and dramatic reading are among the activities offered on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
For arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News' weekly entertainment guide, in today's edition.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., will offer free rides on the support vessel Martha J and tours of the center's pilothouse simulator from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
For more information on the center's classes and services, visit www.nwmaritime.org.
Rummage sale benefit
PORT TOWNSEND — A rummage sale to benefit local women and children will be at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, corner of Jefferson and Tyler streets, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
As well as the usual furniture, tools, household/garden items, appliances, jewelry and more, there will be a raffle for a doll with homemade clothing and hand-painted crib, and a special handbag table.
Refreshments also will be available for purchase.
'Mongrel Folk' music
PORT TOWNSEND — The Kings of Mongrel Folk, Orville Johnson and Mark Graham, will bring their musical instruments and satire to the Key City Playhouse tonight.
Johnson, known for guitar and country singing, and Graham, noted for harmonica and comedy, will step up at 8 p.m. in the playhouse at 419 Washington St. in this Key City Cabaret series show.
Tickets are $15 at www.KeyCityPublicTheatre.org and 360-385-KCPT (5278).
PORT TOWNSEND — A special celebration of the Wheel-In Motor Movie's 60th anniversary is planned for Sunday.
A pre-show barbecue and prize drawing will be held beginning when the box office opens at 7 p.m.
A triple feature is planned: two animated films from Disney/Pixar — “Monsters University” (G) and “Despicable Me 2” (PG) — followed by “Iron Man 3” (PG-13).
A special pancake and sausage breakfast will be available for the “Iron Man 3” nightcap.
The Wheel-In Motor Movie currently is competing for a new digital projector in Honda's Project Drive-In Contest.
The public can vote for the Wheel-In at www.projectdrivein.com.
NORDLAND — Eric Miller will perform at Fort Flagler State Park's Battery Bankhead, 10541 Flagler Road, at 7 p.m. Saturday.
He will be joined by Sabu, Anna and Denali Williams on drums.
The band's music combines the genre of American folk with rock, country and blues.
The cost is $8 for adults and free for children 13 and younger. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic and beverages. A Discover Pass is required.
To hear Miller's music, visit www.ericmillersongs.com. For concert information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book, media sale
PORT LUDLOW — The Port Ludlow Community Enrichment Alliance will hold its annual preowned-book and -media sale Saturday.
The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Port Ludlow Beach Club, 121 Marine Drive off Oak Bay Road.
Admission is free after 10 a.m., but a $5 admission charge from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. will apply to early buyers who would like the opportunity to seek out preferred books .
Hardback books will sell for $1.50; paperbacks, 75 cents; books on tape, $3; DVDs and board games, $1; and puzzles and CDs, 50 cents.
From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., attendees can fill bags for $2 each. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Community Enrichment Alliance's scholarship fund. Last year, three scholarships were awarded to Chimacum High School students in addition to funding other educational requests.
SEQUIM — Five farms will cap off the lavender harvest season with demonstrations of cleaning, de-budding and distilling lavender oil Saturday and Sunday.
Farms participating in the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association event will open their doors between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. both days.
Guests may check out operations at one or all of the farms, which include Jardin du Soleil, 3932 Sequim-Dungeness Way; Lost Mountain Lavender, 1541 Taylor Cutoff Road; Purple Haze Lavender, 180 Bell Bottom Road; Victor's Lavender Farm, 3743 Old Olympic Highway; and Washington Lavender, 965 Finn Hall Road.
Lavender distillation demonstrations are planned at Jardin du Soleil Lavender at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Purple Haze at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, and at Washington Lavender from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The “budder” and cleaner will run throughout the day Saturday and Sunday at Lost Mountain Lavender.
SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire — a combination celebration of Sequim Valley Airport's 30th anniversary and the city of Sequim's centennial — takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Road.
Admission is free; parking is $5 per vehicle.
Aerial demonstrations will include stunt pilots, skydivers, wing-walkers and remote-controlled aircraft. A classic car show, live music and food vendors also are planned.
Hot-air balloon rides will be offered for a fee from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. both days. For more on the Air Affaire, visit http://tinyurl.com/AirAffaire.
SEQUIM — Local artists from a variety of disciplines are giving free programs at the Museum & Arts Center, aka the MAC, through this summer and fall.
This Saturday, award-winning driftwood artist and certified LuRon method instructor Tuttie Peetz will talk driftwood from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Barbara Ralph, also an accomplished driftwood artist, will join Peetz for the free demonstration.
Light refreshments are laid out during the program at the MAC, 175 W. Cedar St.
For more on this and other MAC activities, visit www.macsequim.org or phone 360-683-8110.
SEQUIM — The Pacific Northwest Shooting Park Association will hold a gun show at the Sequim Prairie Grange's Macleay Hall, 290 Macleay Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
General admission is $5 for adults and $7 for families. Those 17 and younger will be admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult.
Vendor tables are available for $35. Display tables for clubs or individual for-profit programs are $20 each day. There is no charge for nonprofit shooting organizations that wish to staff a display table. Setup will go from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.
Food and drink will be available at the show. Guards will be on duty tonight until 4 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, phone Don Roberts at 360-457-1846 or email email@example.com.
SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts and director Lee Harwell will hold auditions for the fall production “Inspecting Carol” at 11 a.m. Saturday and again at 1 p.m. Sunday at the OTA playhouse, 414 N. Sequim Ave.
The play, described as “A Christmas Carol” meets “The Government Inspector” meets “Noises Off,” has roles for four women and seven men ages 25 to 75, plus one boy aged 11 to 14.
In “Inspecting,” a man who asks to audition at a small theater is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered actor, and he's given a role in the current production, “A Christmas Carol.” All goes astray after that.
For details about “Inspecting Carol,” which will take the OTA stage Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 15 to Dec. 1, phone Harwell at 360-683-3022. To learn more about activities at OTA, visit www.OlympicTheatreArts.org or phone the box office weekdays between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at 360-683-7326.
Club tackles classic
PORT ANGELES — Norman Maclean's A River Runs Through It and Other Stories will be discussed by Man Up for the Book Club at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 6:30 p.m. today.
The collection of stories, based on Norman Maclean's experiences as a young man, has been hailed as a modern American classic.
A River Runs Through It focuses on the troubled relationship between two brothers who share the deep bond and rivalry of dedicated fishermen.
From his childhood fishing in the Blackfoot River to coming of age in logging and U.S. Forest Service camps, Maclean leads the reader through the rugged landscape of Montana, where the wilderness divides boy from man.
Print copies of the book are available at the library.
Man Up is a new book club that will explore the working man's experience on the frontiers of land, family, labor and discovery.
Pre-registration for this program is not required. Drop-ins are always welcome.
For more information, visit www.nols.org and click on “Events” and “Port Angeles,” or contact Lorrie Kovell at 360-417-8500, ext. 7750, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tourism talk tonight
PORT ANGELES — Mary Brelsford, communications manager of the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau, will talk on “Year-Round Tourism on the Peninsula” at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St., from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight.
Her free presentation is part of the hotel’s Basecamp Adventure Talk series.
The hotel launched the series of free talks on Friday nights 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.
Big Lots ribbon-cutting
PORT ANGELES — Big Lots celebrates the grand opening of its newest store in the Port Angeles Plaza at 1940 E. First St. today.
As part of the celebration, Big Lots will make a $1,500 donation to Roosevelt Elementary School during its ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Friends of the Library will host a book clearance sale this weekend.
The sale will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
Attendees can fill a bag supplied by the Friends of the Library with books for $2.
There are no limits on the number of bags attendees can purchase and fill with books.
Derby garage sale
PORT ANGELES — Port Scandalous Roller Derby will hold a garage sale benefit at 2024 W. Seventh St. from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday.
Items include “tons of computer electronics, bags, Harley-Davidson parts and gear, cellphones and accessories, knickknacks, a full mattress set, table, washer, bikes, a PlayStation 3 and gaming chair, clothes and more.”
PAHS Band benefit
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School Band will host a car wash at Angeles Pawn, across from Swain's General Store, 619 E. First St., from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Band members are raising funds to support their spring trip to Washington, D.C.
While in the nation's capital, students in the Concert, Symphonic, Wind Ensemble and Jazz bands will take part in an educational and performance opportunity. Students will perform at the Lincoln Memorial at Cherry Blossom Festival, visit historical sites and museums, and take in a theater performance.
For more information, phone 360-452-2536.
Ancestry open house
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will hold an open house at the research center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., between noon and 4 p.m. Saturday.
An introductory class for “Beginners Who Know Nothing” will be offered from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Advanced researchers can attend the “Brick Wall Forum” beginning at 2:30 p.m. Both sessions are offered free of charge for society members; a $5 donation will be requested of nonmembers to help cover the cost of materials.
Elwha River talks
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 take visitors through the landscape being created by the river following the removal of the Elwha Dam in March 2012 and the draining of the lake.
The walks begin at the former boat launch, located at the end of Lake Aldwell Road.
Dogs on leashes are permitted.
To get there, take U.S. Highway 101 and drive about 8 miles west of Port Angeles.
Turn north — a 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 lasts about an hour; visitors are then free to continue exploring the lakebed area.
The land is controlled by ONP but technically is not part of the national park.
No park admission pass is needed.
For more information about the Elwha Discovery Walks, phone the Elwha Ranger Station at 360-452-9191.
PORT ANGELES — The Answer For Youth, a local drop-in center for homeless and at-risk youths and young adults, will host a bake sale Saturday.
The sale will be at Swain's General Store, 602 E. First St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
An array of treats, including Blue Ribbon Baked Goods made by Cookie Allison, will be offered.
For more details, phone Susan Hillgren at 360-670-4363.
FORKS — In their first production since a catastrophic fire burned down the Rainforest Arts Center, the Rainforest Players will present a dramatized reading of “Mr. Pim Passes By,” a send-up of high British society by A.A. Milne of “Winnie the Pooh” fame.
Curtain time for “Mr. Pim Passes By” is 7:30 tonight and Saturday in the conference room at the state Department of Natural Resources building, 411 Tillicum Lane.
Admission is by donation.
The 1920s-era comedy takes place in a proper British household that is thrown into turmoil with the arrival of Mr. Carraway Pim, played by Dr. Steve Kriebel.
Longtime Rainforest Players member Lela Kriebel, Steve's wife, directs the play, while Ellen Matheny, Liane and Curt White, Warren Brown and Gerry Morris fill out the cast.