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A rock and gem show, band concerts and a memorial art show 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 ANGELES — J.A. Jance, the best-selling mystery novelist who’s made many a trip to the North Olympic Peninsula, is back on the Peninsula to discuss her latest thriller, Second Watch.
Admission is free to Jance’s talk at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 7 p.m. tonight.
Second Watch, released this week, stars J.P. Beaumont, a detective who takes time off for knee-replacement surgery — but is plunged into one of the most mind-blowing mysteries he’s ever faced.
In this story, Beaumont has a series of dreams that take him back to his early days on the Seattle police force and then even further into the past to his days in Vietnam.
Jance’s appearances draw a crowd, said Alan Turner, co-owner of Port Book and News in Port Angeles and host of her visits. He urges mystery fans to arrive early for today’s event.
PORT ANGELES — Home gardeners can get advice about vegetable gardening during a “Lunch in the Garden” at the Fifth Street Community Garden, 328 E. Fifth St., from noon to 1 p.m. today.
The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardeners.
Veteran Master Gardeners Laurel Moulton, Rosanna Yates-Bailey and Bill Wrobel will talk about harvesting pumpkins, winter cover crops and saving seeds.
Master Gardener intern Barbara Heckard will join the three to talk about growing and using thyme.
For more information, phone 360-565-2679.
PORT ANGELES — A no-host reception and cocktail hour for longtime Port Angeles teacher and coach Sherman L. “Bruce” Webster is planned Saturday at 7 p.m. at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 DelGuzzi Drive.
Webster taught at Port Angeles High School from 1959 to 1980.
After retiring, he worked as a counselor, eventually specializing in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and gaining national recognition in that field.
He retired in 1994, traveled extensively and ultimately relocated to Argentina.
He returns here each summer to fish and visit family.
All of Webster’s former students, athletes and associates are encouraged to attend this informal event.
Rock, gem, jewelry
PORT ANGELES — More than 25 vendors are expected at the Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show on Saturday and Sunday.
The free show will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St.
The show, which is sponsored by the Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association, will include vendors offering gem stones, rocks, fossils, minerals as well as gem dealers, a raffle drawing and a silent rock auction.
Glass art, beads, tools, lapidary equipment and jewelry making supplies will be for sale and soup, sandwiches and drinks will be available from a food vendor.
For more information, visit www.sequimrocks.com/gem-show or phone 360-681-0372.
Roller derby bout
PORT ANGELES — Port Scandalous Roller Derby will present a “Dazed and Contused” roller derby bout Saturday.
Port Scandalous will face off against the Cherry City Derby Girls of Eugene, Ore., at Olympic Skate Center, 707 S. Chase St., with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the bout at 6:30 p.m.
There will be a beer garden, raffles and merchandise available 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 kids 6 and younger are admitted free.
For more information, visit www.portscandalous.com.
Hurricane Hill walk
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Olympic Peninsula Explorers will host a walk on Hurricane Hill on Saturday.
Registration will be at 9 a.m. at the William Shore Memorial Pool at 225 E. Fifth St.
After sign-ups, the group will drive to Hurricane Ridge.
Walkers can choose a hike of 3.1 or 6.2 miles.
Restrooms are at the start and finish. Pets are not allowed. The trail is well-maintained, and the elevation is over 500 feet.
Walkers are urged to bring cameras and water.
SEQUIM — Port Angeles artist and doll-maker Pamela Hastings will demonstrate doll-making from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Museum & Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St., in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Exhibit Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.
Attendees are encouraged to bring 6-inch beach or yard sticks and cloth strips.
Nearly 70 of Hastings’ acrylic portraits of women and several 3-D mixed-media sculptures can be viewed in “Faces and Masks,” her solo art exhibition on display through Sept. 28 at the MAC Exhibit Center.
For more information about the artist and her teaching, visit www.PamelaHastings.com.
Big band performs
SEQUIM — Rained out of its “Summertime Music!” outdoor concert Aug. 2, the Olympic Express Big Band will perform at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The band will perform during the Friends of Sequim Library book sale.
Olympic Express is a 17-piece ensemble with a vocalist.
Listeners are invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs.
For more information, visit www.NOLS.org and click on “Events,” email Sequim@nols.org or phone 360-683-1161.
Friends book sale
SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library’s monthly book sale will be at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
This month, there is a general clearance that includes select children’s books, biographies, crafts, quilting, sewing, self-help, art and reference.
Hot springs book
SEQUIM — Teresa Schoeffel-Lingvall will sign copies of her book Olympic Hot Springs at Suzon’s Coffee Lounge, 145 E. Washington St. at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The book will be sold in Port Angeles at Marine Drive Chevron, Country Aire, Olympic Stationers, Port Book & 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.
Fun Walk for clinic
SEQUIM — The Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic will hold its ninth annual Fun Walk beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.
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 per person and free for those 12 and younger.
Individuals or teams can 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 walk, refreshments will be served, chair massages, free medical screenings, a healthy cooking demonstration are planned, and a closing ceremony will offer an array of door prizes.
For further information, phone Executive Director Jean Stratton at 360-582-2976 or visit www.sequimfreeclinic.org.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Lions Club will offer free mobile health screenings in the Safeway parking lot, 680 W. Washington St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Patients will be checked for glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure and sight and hearing loss.
Screening are open to all, and no appointments are needed.
For more, phone Lion George Dooley at 360-452-2185.
SEQUIM — Mary Ann Shaffer’s posthumously published novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will be discussed at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Copies of the book are available at the Sequim Library, including large print, as well as the audio book on CD and downloadable audio and e-book formats.
They can be requested online through the library catalog at www.nols.org.
Pre-registration for this program is not required, and drop-ins are always welcome.
For more information, visit www.nols.org and click on “Events” and “Sequim,” or contact branch manager Lauren Dahlgren at 360-683-1161 or Sequim@nols.org.
Fiddlers meet, dance
SEQUIM — The Washington Old Time Fiddlers of District 15 will conduct a monthly business meeting and play for a community dance Saturday.
The business meeting will begin at 11 a.m. at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.
Jamming takes place before and after the meeting. The public is invited.
The group will play for a community dance beginning at 7 that night at the same location.
Contras, squares and couple dances will be offered. Neither experience nor a partner is needed for the called dances, which will be taught.
For more information, visit www.d15.wotfa.org.
Radio show, fly-in
SEQUIM — A Radio Control Show and Fun Fly-In to benefit Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County is planned Saturday.
Jointly presented by the Olympic RC Modelers and Sequim RC Aeronauts, the event will be held at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All Academy of Model Aeronautics pilots are welcome to fly after showing their current membership card and paying a $5 pilot’s fee.
Flying demonstrations are planned, along with food and raffles.
The event is held in memory of Winnie Sallee and Lee Hunt.
For more information, phone 360-681-0506 or 360-417-7531.
City band wraps
SEQUIM — The Sequim City Band’s series of outdoor summer concerts will wrap Sunday with help from the Port Townsend Summer Band and opener the Olympic Express Big Band.
The free concert will be held at the James Center for the Performing Arts, 563 N. Rhodefer Road, just north of Carrie Blake Park.
The Olympic Express Big Band will perform at 2 p.m., with the Sequim City Band and the Port Townsend Summer Band at 3 p.m.
Visitors should bring their own seating.
Memorial art show
PORT TOWNSEND — An art show and sale in memory of late Port Townsend artists Lockwood “Woody” Dennis and Jim Ball will open today with a public reception.
Ball’s widow, Jan Hoy, and Dennis’ widow, Hiroko Dennis, and their son, Tasshi, will host the opening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St.
Refreshments will be offered.
The show will stay up for public viewing Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more details, phone 360-385-1003.
Jacqui Naylor sings
PORT TOWNSEND — Jacqui Naylor and her band will perform at the Highway 20 Road House, 2152 W. Sims Way, tonight.
Admission to the 7:30 p.m. concert will be $12.
Naylor, who is from San Francisco, added something unusual: a call for requests via www.JacquiNaylor.com.
For more information about the Port Townsend performance, phone 360-385-2216.
PORT TOWNSEND — The new Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center of Port Townsend will host Into the Mystic: A Psychic Faire on Saturday.
Admission is free to the inaugural gathering of astrologers, tarot readers, energy workers and other intuitives from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center at 3918 San Juan Ave.
Tea and cookies, books, crystals and tarot decks will be available for purchase. For those interested in 25-minute readings from the various workers, the fee will be $30.
Mini-classes will be offered during the day on soul retrieval, teachings of the medicine wheel and introductory tarot. A group channeling, with a maximum of 30 participants, also is planned.
More information is on the Unity Psychic Faire page on Facebook and at 360-385-2341.
PORT TOWNSEND — A contra dance is planned at the Port Townsend Quimper Grange on Saturday.
Nan Evans will be the caller. Idle Frets will play the tunes.
The dance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at about 10:30 p.m. at the grange hall at 1219 Corona St.
It costs $6 for adults, $3 for those 3 to 18 years old and free for those younger than 3.
For more information, visit www.ptcommunitydance.blogspot.com.
Rhody garden opening
PORT LUDLOW — Chimacum Woods, a 6-acre rhododendron nursery, plans open garden days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The public is invited to wander the woodland rhody garden or take a tour, enjoy light refreshments with like-minded gardeners and ask owners rhody questions.
The garden is located at 2722 Thorndyke Road.
For more information, including directions, visit www.chimacumwoods.com or phone 206-383-2713 or 360-437-2713.
CHIMACUM — Carole Estby Dagg, author of The Year We Were Famous: How Clara Estby and Her Mother Walked Across America, will speak to Thea Foss No. 45, Daughters of Norway, on Sunday.
The meeting will be at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, at 1 p.m.
Estby Dagg will review the story of her great-aunt and great-grandmother, Clara and Helga Estby, who left their Norwegian-American enclave of Mica Creek (near Spokane) in 1896 and walked cross-country to New York City to try to win a $10,000 prize and save the family farm.
Estby Dagg will have her book available for sale at the event, and refreshments will be served.
The event is open to the public. For more information, phone 360-379-1802.
COYLE — Dear Indugu, an acoustic rock band from the San Francisco Bay Area, will bring its music to the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center tonight.
Admission to the 7:30 p.m. concert, part of the Concerts in the Woods series, is by donation. All ages are welcome.
Dear Indugu began as the solo project of singer-songwriter Jesse Strickman and is now a four-piece outfit specializing in a particular brand of folk songs.
The name, which comes from the Jack Nicholson movie “About Schmidt,” refers to the communication of one’s innermost feelings to complete strangers.
To find out more, visit www.dearindugu.com.
For directions to the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center at 923 Hazel Point Road, visit www.hazelpoint.info or phone Concerts in the Woods presenter Norm Johnson at 360-765-3449 or 206-459-6854.
FORKS — Master Gardeners of Clallam County will talk about soil preparation at the Forks Community Garden behind Forks Community Hospital at 4 p.m. Saturday.
The program by Laurel Moulton, coordinator of the Master Gardener program, will include a potluck with a demonstration of roasting and stir-frying vegetables.
After the meal, she will discuss soil and answer questions.
FORKS — The final plant clinic of the summer by Clallam County Master Gardeners will be Saturday.
The clinic will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Forks Outfitters, 950 S. Forks Ave.
The free lecture and clinic is open to all noncommercial gardeners who want advice.
Large samples of diseased plants can be brought for a diagnosis.