WEEKEND: Reunions, film fest, concerts this weekend
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Concerts, gardening talks and benefits are planned all over the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
For information about the Port Townsend Film Festival this weekend, as well as other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, in today’s edition.
VIMO party tonight
PORT ANGELES — “Gather to Give,” a fundraising party for Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics, aka VIMO, starts at 6 p.m. tonight at Barhop Brewing, 124 W. Railroad Ave.
No tickets are needed.
The suggested donation is $75, but smaller and larger tax-deductible contributions will be accepted.
All proceeds will benefit patient services at VIMO, the free clinic in Port Angeles.
Tonight’s party features Barhop beverages, Little Devil’s Lunchbox tacos, local beverages, raffle prizes and live music by the duo Bill and Rudy and the trio Joy in Mudville.
For information, visit www.VIMOclinic.org, email development@VIMOclinic.org or phone 360-457-4431.
Artist gives talk today
PORT ANGELES — Artist Trisha Hassler will give a talkon her new exhibit, “Personal Truth,” at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., today.
Admission to her 4 p.m. discussion is free to the public.
Hassler, who is from Portland, Ore., will stay for an opening reception today from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the fine arts center. Admission is free to the party, too.
“Personal Truth” includes 15 works blending textiles, found objects and photographs, and will stay on display till Nov. 3.
For details, visit www.PAFAC.org or phone the center at 360-457-3532.
PORT ANGELES — Two POW/MIA appreciation events are planned this weekend.
A POW/MIA recognition ceremony will be at the Clallam County Veterans Center, 302 S. Francis St., at 7 p.m. today. Cake and refreshments will be served.
A dedication of state Highway 117 as the POW/MIA Memorial Highway will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Tumwater Truck Route and Lauridsen Boulevard.
The ceremony will begin at the top of the truck route, followed by an opportunity to walk to the newly dedicated highway. Shuttles will bring people back up to the dedication site.
A barbecue dinner will be served at the Port Angeles Tire Factory, 320 S. Tumwater Truck Route, after the ceremony.
Rotary bulb sale
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Rotary Club’s annual flower bulb sale will be held in the parking lot at First and Washington streets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday.
The sale is being held a week later than usual this year due to a late harvest of bulbs in Holland.
All preorders may be picked up during the sale, which will offer a collection of additional bulbs for sale to the general public.
Proceeds will support such community projects as literacy, school supplies, Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics and homeless efforts.
For more information, visit www.parotary.org.
PORT ANGELES — First Federal will host free shredding Saturday to help people dispose of sensitive documents in a secure way.
Shredding will be at the bank’s Sixth Street branch, 227 E. Sixth St., from 10 a.m. to noon.
It will be done on site by LeMay Mobile Shredding, a professional shredding company. Shredding documents helps ensure privacy and prevent identity theft.
Types of documents to bring include old tax returns, account statements or any paperwork with account or Social Security numbers or other personal information.
The shred event is limited to five bags or five boxes per vehicle.
Attendees should be prepared to keep the bags/boxes.
Other shred events will run from 10 a.m. to noon on these dates:
■ Port Townsend branch, 1321 Sims Way, on Saturday, Sept. 28.
■ Forks branch, 131 Calawah Way, on Saturday, Oct. 12.
■ Sequim Village branch, 1201 W. Washington St., on Saturday, Oct. 19.
PORT ANGELES — The Roosevelt High School Class of 1948 will celebrate its 65th reunion Saturday and Sunday.
A buffet dinner is planned at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Red Lion Hotel’s Juan De Fuca Room, 221 N. Lincoln St.
It will include a no-host cocktail period.
A Sunday brunch buffet will be at 10 a.m. at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.
For more information, phone class of 1948 committee member Mitzie (Gullstein) Page at 360-457-3829.
Dahlia ‘how tuber’
PORT ANGELES — A “how to” workshop on successfully “Digging, Dividing and Storing Dahlia Tubers” will be offered at Jan’s Country Garden, 344 O’Brien Road, at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Jan Jones, owner/operator of the garden, will focus on caring for dahlias throughout the fall, winter and spring months.
Jan’s Country Garden has been growing dahlias varieties from all over the world for more than 25 years.
Early registration is suggested, as class size is limited.
Cost for the class is $8.
The garden is owned and operated by Jan and Art Jones.
For more information, phone 360-452-8287 or visit www.janscountrygarden.com.
Benefit car show
PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula Dream Machines car club will host its annual Charity Car Show at the Port Angeles Walmart, 3411 E. Kolonels Way, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Proceeds will benefit The Answer For Youth organization.
The public can enter cars and motorcycles, with each entry $20.
Trophies, raffle prizes, and music are planned. A free continental breakfast is provided for each registrant. Lunch will be available for purchase.
For more information, phone Bob Whitlock at 360-681-5338.
PORT ANGELES — Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St., Suite A, will celebrate its second anniversary Saturday with a customer appreciation sidewalk party.
The event will include fresh steamed oysters, street tacos, fresh-squeezed lemonade and live music, and children can enjoy free fries and lemonade until 5 p.m.
Dallas Brass in town
PORT ANGELES — Dallas Brass will arrive Sunday for a concert to benefit Port Angeles High School’s band program.
The 4 p.m. performance at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave., will range from Broadway and Hollywood music to swing and patriotic marches.
Tickets range from $10 to $15, with proceeds to help Port Angeles High’s bands travel to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., where they plan to perform in April.
Tickets are available in Port Angeles at Port Book and News, 104 E. First St., and Strait Music, 1015 E. First St.; in Sequim at Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St.; and at Crossroads Music, 2100 Lawrence St. in Port Townsend.
Remaining tickets will be sold at the door of the high school’s 1,150-seat auditorium.
For more information, phone 360-452-7602.
Harness power talk
SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will discuss “America’s Energy Opportunity: How to Harness the New Sources of U.S. Power” from 10 a.m. to noon today.
The group will meet at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Discussion topics, which concern domestic and foreign policy issues, are taken from the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions 2013 Briefing Book and from Foreign Affairs, the bimonthly publication of the Council on Foreign Relations.
New members are welcome, and more information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/pdn-GreatDecisions.
Rotary blood drive
SEQUIM — A Sequim Rotary Club-sponsored blood drive is set at SunLand Golf & Country Club today.
The blood drive at the country club at 109 Hilltop Drive will be from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and from 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.
To make an appointment, phone Puget Sound Blood Center at 800-398-7888 or visit www.psbc.org/drives.
Walk-ins are welcome.
SEQUIM — Students are expected to arrive from Japan today.
The Sequim-Shiso Sister City Association will host 14 students and three chaperones from Shiso City, Japan, Sequim’s Sister City.
They are expected to arrive at about 3:15 p.m. at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St.
There, they will be welcomed by the association and Sequim City Council members as well as a Japanese consulate delegation from Seattle. The Seattle delegation will join the guests for dinner.
For more information, contact Deputy City Clerk Bobbie Usselman at 360-681-3432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Growing bigger berries
SEQUIM — A veteran member of the Master Gardeners will share advice on growing bigger and tastier blueberries at a garden demonstration Saturday.
Jeanette Stehr-Green will conduct a 10 a.m. presentation on growing, developing and pruning blueberries as part of the Woodcock Demonstration Garden “Class Act” series.
The free program is at the garden at 2711 Woodcock Road, northwest of Sequim.
Stehr-Green said the presentation will describe the cycle of blueberry cane growth, identify the best season to prune blueberries, outline an approach to blueberry pruning — including types of canes that should be removed — tell how to recognize older canes that need to be removed and describe how to clean pruning tools.
For more information, phone WSU Master Gardeners of Clallam County at 360-565-2679.
Thrift shop open
SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop, located at Second and Bell streets, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The shop is loaded with fall fashions for men, women and children.
Fine jewelry, kitchen items, furniture and household accessories also are available.
All white-tagged items will be marked half-price during the sale.
The shop always needs new consigners and volunteers, and can be reached at 360-683-7044.
Tails to Trails benefit
SEQUIM — A Tails to Trails dog walk to benefit homeless dogs will be hosted by Welfare for Animals Guild on Saturday.
The walk will begin at Carrie Blake Park with registration at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m.
A $25 donation is requested.
A raffle, silent auction, contests, prizes and a demonstration from the Sequim Police K-9 unit are planned.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center is reopening much of its exercise facilities Saturday.
Not opening until later — perhaps next week — will be the locker rooms and aquatic area, which includes the hot tub, sauna and steam room, and the pool at the facility at 610 N. Fifth Ave., known as SARC.
The center had been expected to partly reopen Sunday after being closed most of September for a variety of upgrades.
The aquatic area will not reopen until plumbing and electrical work is completed.
AAUW kickoff set
PORT TOWNSEND — AAUW Port Townsend will kick off another year Saturday.
The meeting will be at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., with refreshments at 9:30 a.m., followed by a program and meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Poets Erin Fristad, Gayle Kaune and Bill Mawhinney will share their experiences and writing.
Fristad’s maritime and fishing industry experience has inspired her writing. She is now director of Goddard College’s Port Townsend campus.
Kaune’s poetry can be found in literary magazines and her published books.
Mawhinney’s lifelong passion for poetry places him at the heart of the Northwind Arts Center and the Northwind Reading Series.
The Port Townsend branch of AAUW is the largest branch in the state and is committed to making a significant impact on education and equality for all women and girls while offering excellent programs for its members, according to organizers.
For more information, phone 360-385-5129 or visit http://pt-wa.aauw.net.
Health Access Fair
PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson Healthcare hospital will sponsor a free Health Access Fair in the Erickson Building at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The fair will offer information and resources for health insurance options when the Affordable Care Act begins Jan. 1.
The Health Access Fair will have speakers presenting on the Washington Health Benefits Exchange and the importance of preventive health.
There will be a variety of professionals available throughout the day who can discuss insurance options with the attendees.
Starting Oct. 1, the state will have a new online marketplace for individuals and families to compare and enroll in health insurance plans, access savings on their insurance premiums or determine their eligibility for Medicaid through www.wahealthplanfinder.org.
Grange square dance
PORT TOWNSEND — The first Quimper Grange square dance and social of the season is set for Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., on Saturday.
Joanne Pontrello of Whidbey Island will call the dance. Live music will be provided by The Dry Hoppers, a Seattle-based band, with Noah Frank on fiddle, Adam Price on banjo, Brian Peterka on harmonica and Gabe Strand on guitar.
All dances are taught. All experience levels and ages are welcome. Partners are not necessary.
A dancing workshop for beginners starts at 7:30 p.m. Dancing starts at 8 p.m.
Dancers are encouraged to bring snacks to share with other dancers.
Admission for adults is $5 and free for youths 16 and younger.
For more information, visit www.ptcommunitydance.com or phone David Thielk at 360-301-6005.
Rain garden party
PORT TOWNSEND — A rain garden planting party will be offered by Jefferson County’s Watershed Stewardship Resource Center on Saturday.
The event will be at the QFC plaza parking lot along Sheridan Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Attendees should bring shovels, boots, gloves and gardening clothing to help plant.
Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, phone Shannon Glass at 360-379-4454 or email email@example.com.
Scout Cabin opens
PORT TOWNSEND — A celebration of the completion of the Fred Lewis Scout Cabin is planned for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The cabin is located at 3075 Discovery Road, behind the “Welcome to Port Townsend” sign on state Highway 20.
The log structure and grounds are available for use by youth groups and the public.
For more information, phone Norm Stevens at 360-379-6960 or Pat McMind at 360-385-2478, or visit www.scoutcabinpt.org.
CHIMACUM — Mary Kathryn Kozy will discuss how to integrate DNA information and genealogy at Saturday’s meeting of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society.
The lecture will be at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, from 10 a.m. to noon.
It is free and open to the public.
DNA tests such as mtDNA can find genealogical problems, and autosomal testing can help adoptees find their birth families and others find long-lost cousins.
Kozy will provide the basics on DNA tests and how they can help with genealogical pursuits.
Dance for Parkinson’s
CHIMACUM — Dance for Parkinson’s is set at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, on Saturday.
The class will be from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. It is expected to be the first in a series held the third Saturday of every month.
Adapted dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, acute arthritis and other disorders also have been taught in Port Angeles and Sequim by Corrie Befort and Deborah Magallanes.
JOYCE — All-you-can-eat benefit breakfasts return Sunday to the Crescent Bay Lions Club, state Highway 112 and Holly Hill Road.
These breakfasts are planned from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Sunday (except holidays) until the Sunday before Mother’s Day in May.
Breakfast items include eggs (cooked to order), hot cakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham and sausage or bacon for $6 for adults, $3.50 for children 12 and younger.
Proceeds from the meals help Crescent Bay Lions members support Crescent School yearbooks, scholarships for Crescent High School seniors, holiday food baskets, glasses for the needy and other community projects.
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