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A variety of benefits, including a sailboat race for Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County and an extreme motorcycle stunt show for the Captain Joseph House Foundation, as well as readings, theater and plant sales, are planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
For information about other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News' weekly entertainment guide, in today's edition.
Klipschutz to read
PORT ANGELES — The San Francisco poet who goes by the pen name Klipschutz will open Peninsula College's Foothills Writers Series with a reading from his book This Drawn & Quartered Moon at 12:35 p.m. today.
Admission is free to the reading at Maier Performance Hall on the college's main campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Klipschutz, aka Kurt Lipschutz, has authored three other books of poetry in addition to Moon.
Also a songwriter, Klipschutz has co-written more than 100 songs, chiefly with Chuck Prophet.
To find out more about this and other public events at Peninsula College, visit www.pencol.edu.
PORT ANGELES — The sixth annual Oktoberfest benefit for the residents of St. Andrew's Place Assisted Living Community will be from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
The benefit will be at the Port Angeles Masonic Temple, 622 S. Lincoln St.
The evening will include an all-you-can-eat German buffet including bratwurst, sauerkraut and pretzels, wine and beer.
It also will feature live “oompah” music from the Happy Wanderers Accordion Band and live and silent auctions, including a dessert auction.
Tickets are $20 in advance and are available by phoning 360-417-3418 or visiting St. Andrew's Place, 520 E. Park Ave.
They will be available for $30 at the door.
For more information, phone 360-417-3418 or visit www.portangelesoktoberfest.org.
PORT ANGELES — A Firefighters Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction benefit for the Port Angeles Fire Department Auxiliary and Clallam County Fire District No. 2 volunteers is planned from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
The event, for those 18 and older, will be in the Home Arts Building at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St.
Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the Port Angeles Fire Department, 102. E. Fifth St.; the Spa Shop, 230 E. First St., Suite C; and KONP radio, 721 E. First St.
The dinner includes a German “Oktoberfest”-inspired menu and live music provided by the Whiskey Minstrels.
Beer and wine will be available for those 21 and older, as well as soda.
Proceeds from the event will benefit fire relief baskets, scholarships and fire/rescue equipment for Fire District No. 2.
Bike stunt benefit
PORT ANGELES — An “Honor, Respect, Remember Street Ride & Stunt Show” featuring extreme motorcycle stunt riders Jason Britton and Eric Hoenshell is planned for Port Angeles Power Equipment, 2624 E. U.S. Highway 101, on Saturday.
The event is a benefit for the Captain Joseph House Foundation.
Admission is free to all events, but donations will be given to the organization.
Registration for the street ride begins at 9 a.m., with the last rider out at 10 a.m.
Suggested donation for the rider is $10 and includes a drinking glass.
The stunt shows are planned for 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Britton and Hoenshell will be present from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for photos and autographs.
Lunch will be available for purchase from Little Devil's Lunchbox.
For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/pdn-stuntshow or phone 360-452-4652.
Photo walk set
PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula Adobe User Group will host a Scott Kelby Worldwide PhotoWalk on Saturday.
During PhotoWalks, photographers can socialize while walking around and taking photos.
The group is seeking 50 people to participate in a PhotoWalk down the Olympic Discovery Trail.
Group members will meet outside of the Feiro Marine Life Center, 315 N. Lincoln St., at noon Saturday.
Attendees should bring a jacket, plenty of water and comfortable shoes. The group will turn back after 90 minutes and return downtown to meet at Kokopelli Grill.
To register for the walk, visit http://tinyurl.com/pdn-photowalk.
For more on the group, visit www.facebook.com/OPAUG.
PORT ANGELES — The Stop the Checkpoints group will meet in the lower-level meeting room at the Museum at the Carnegie, 207 S. Lincoln St., at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The group will screen the PBS “Frontline” documentary “Rape in the Fields,” which discusses sexual abuse and harassment of women farm workers.
For more information, phone 360-808-3196 or visit www.stopthecheckpoints.com.
'Century of Sequim'
SEQUIM — “A Century of Sequim,” a collection of stories ranging from the comic to the dramatic, opens tonight at 7:30 at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road.
Five more shows are slated: this Saturday and Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., next Friday at 7:30, this Sunday at 2 p.m. and finally next Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m.
Advance tickets are $12.50 per person or $20 for two at Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St., Sequim; or Odyssey Bookshop, 114 W. Front St., Port Angeles. Admission at the door will be $12.50.
All proceeds will benefit KSQM-91.5 FM, Sequim's nonprofit radio station. A raffle and silent auction also will be held to raise funds for the station.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will discuss “Assessing Threats to the U.S.” from 10 a.m. to noon today.
The group will meet at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Group members will discuss “how can the United States address the challenges of a weak economy, homegrown terrorism and nuclear proliferation, and what threats and opportunities are presented by the ascendancy of China and by regime change in the Middle East.”
New members are welcome, and more information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/pdn-GreatDecisions.
SEQUIM — Sequim Softball Boosters will host a meal benefit at Applebee's, 130 River Road, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Applebee's will donate 15 percent of the proceeds from meals consumed during that time to the boosters.
This includes to-go orders and “carside to-go” orders.
Makeup, costume tips
SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts will offer Halloween makeup lessons and costume design tips during First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 8 tonight. The event will be at OTA, 414 N. Sequim Ave.
OTA's expert makeup artist/costume designer Rosie Von Engel will share a portfolio of makeup designs she has done. Costumes will be on display.
Visitors will enter and exit through the dressing room. Signs will be posted to direct them.
SEQUIM — Computer Genealogy Users Group member Jim Martin will present “Missouri Genealogy” at a group meeting from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Martin has been researching his family in Missouri for 30 years. He will provide lessons and tips for researching Missouri and for the East Coast.
The meeting is free and open to all.
Reach for Hospice
SEQUIM — The Sequim Bay Yacht Club will host its annual Reach for Hospice sailboat race Saturday.
The race will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the John Wayne Marina after a skippers meeting at noon.
The public is invited to attend or sponsor one of the sailboats with a donation. All proceeds go to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.
Fall plant, veggie sale
SEQUIM — Clallam County's Master Gardeners will have flowering, fruiting and vegetable plants available at their fall plant sale Saturday and Sunday.
The sale will be at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, with a half-price sale of leftovers from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.
An information booth will be staffed during the sale so that questions on how, where and when to plant can be answered.
Used garden books and tools also will be for sale.
Plant purchases support Master Gardener public education and demonstration garden projects in Clallam County.
For more information about the sale, phone the Clallam County Washington State University Extension office at 360-417-2279.
Birding series set
SEQUIM — Bob Iddins and Denny Van Horn will present information on getting started on a “birding year” at the first in a series of “Backyard Birding” classes Saturday.
The talk will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.
A variety of choices of both binoculars and field guides will be available. Use of websites describing species in the area and ways to keep records are included.
“Backyard Birding” can be taken either as individual classes or in a series.
The cost of each session is $5, free for anyone younger than 18.
After the completion of five sessions, participants will be offered free membership in OPAS for one year.
The next class will be “Winter Bird Feeding and Care,” with Christy Lassen of Wild Birds Unlimited, on Saturday, Nov. 2. It will be hosted by Audubon Society members Janie and Ken Leuthold.
Subsequent classes are set Dec. 7, “The Inside Story”; Feb. 1, “Bird Nesting”; March 1, “Spring Gardening for Birds”; April 12, “Bird Migration”; May 3, “Enjoying Spring Sounds”; and June 7, “Out of the Nest.”
SEQUIM — Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, will host a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
The menu consists of pancakes, eggs, and ham.
The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger.
A portion of proceeds from the breakfast will benefit Sequim Pre-Three, a parent-run preschool cooperative for children 10 months to 3½ years old.
BLYN — Club Seven lounge at 7 Cedars Casino will present the third annual Pink Party for Breast Cancer Awareness on Saturday.
Doors open at 8 p.m. for the 21-and-older party, which has no cover charge.
The first 200 attendees wearing pink will have $5 donated on their behalf, courtesy of 7 Cedars, to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Purchases of Tito's Handmade Vodka drinks will have 50 percent of proceeds donated to the Komen foundation, courtesy of Tito's and 7 Cedars.
Purchases from the Breast Cancer Awareness Table — bracelets, pins, magnets, keychains, buttons — also will have 50 percent of proceeds donated, courtesy of the casino.
Floral centerpieces and table decor for the Pink Party have been donated by Avant-Garde Florist in Sequim.
Musical act Mr. Pink will cover five decades of music from popular female artists, from Aretha Franklin to Lady Gaga.
RSVP on the 7 Cedars Facebook event page at http://tinyurl.com/PDN-PinkParty.
Those on the guest list will be entered into drawings held at the event; they must be present to win.
Native myth shared
PORT TOWNSEND — Storyteller and musician Aimee Ringle will share the Paiute myth of “Na-gah the Mountain Sheep” at the First Friday Storynight event from 7 to 9 tonight at Better Living Through Coffee, 100 Tyler St.
Storynight admission is a suggested donation of $10, but no one will be turned away. Host Brian Rohr also will offer old folk tales and fairy tales, told in his particular style and leavened by his drum.
Participants are invited to bring a short story, song, dance or poem to share in the open-mic section.
For more details, phone Rohr at 360-531-2535 or visit www.BrianRohr.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — Artist Helga Winter will give 25 percent of proceeds to United Good Neighbors from a studio sale today and Saturday.
Her “Portable Stories” sale will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days at the studio at 508 Lawrence St.
UGN's annual campaign raises money to help fund more than 30 Jefferson County health and human services agencies each year.
Novelists to read
PORT TOWNSEND — Novelists Dorothy Allison and Lidia Yuknavitch will give readings at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St., at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Admission will be by donation for this Writers' Workshoppe event.
Allison is most famous for Bastard Out of Carolina, a finalist for the 1992 National Book Award and winner of the ALA Award for Lesbian and Gay Writing.
Carolina, about family drama in the rural South, was translated into more than a dozen languages and made into a movie directed by Anjelica Huston and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Allison's second novel, Cavedweller, was also a national best-seller as well as a New York Times Notable Book, and was adapted for the stage and screen.
Now a resident of Northern California, Allison has another novel coming out titled She Who.
Yuknavitch is the author of an “anti-memoir,” The Chronology of Water, and the novel Dora: A Head Case, which she describes as “my love letter to nerds, misfits, introverts, and arthearts everywhere.”
She is a winner of the Oregon Book Award, among other prizes, and was a finalist for the Penn Center Prize in nonfiction.
For more information, phone the Writers' Workshoppe at 360-379-2617 or visit www.writersworkshoppe.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — Early Jefferson County pioneers and crafts such as quilting will be the focus of October's Family Fun day at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History on Saturday.
The drop-in program at the museum, 540 Water St., is from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Family Fun, which is the first Saturday of every month, is part of “Free Day at the Museum” for Jefferson County residents. It is sponsored by the Port Townsend Arts Commission.
Family Fun features an array of exhibit-themed activities, including take-home crafts, collaborative games and hands-on artifact exploration.
Kah Tai work party
PORT TOWNSEND — A Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park work party is planned for 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Workers will focus on pulling scotch broom and picking up garbage.
Volunteers should park at the parking lot near the bathrooms and walk east toward the Benedict Street entrance southeast of the small pond.
Look for a white Chevy pickup truck with a bright-green “volunteer” sign.
Volunteers should wear work clothes and bring work gloves and pruners if they have them.
Water, tea, cookies, fruit, garbage bags and scotch broom pullers will be provided.
Flea market slated
JOYCE — Crescent Grange plans a fall flea market today and Saturday.
Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at the grange hall at 50870 state Highway 112 in Joyce.
Vendor tables with books, vintage dishes and one-of-a-kind treasures and collectibles are planned, along with a bake table with homemade goodies. Lunch will be served and coffee poured for 25 cents a cup.
Parking will be free. Outside, tail-gaters will offer plants, sharpening service and other goods and services.
JOYCE — An all-you-can-eat benefit breakfast is planned at the Crescent Bay Lions Club, state Highway 112 and Holly Hill Road, on Sunday.
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.
The cost is $6 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and younger.
The menu includes eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham and sausage or bacon.
Proceeds 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.
LAPUSH — The Last Chance Salmon Derby, an annual event co-sponsored by the Forks Chamber of Commerce, the Quileute tribe and the city of Forks, will be in LaPush on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets for the two-day event are $25 and are available at the Quileute Marina, Swain's General Store in Port Angeles, Forks Outfitters, Olympic Sporting Goods in Forks and the Forks Chamber of Commerce, as well as during the derby at the Quileute Marina.
Cash prizes for the largest chinook are $500 for the grand prize, $250 for second-largest and $100 for third-largest; and $500 for largest coho, $250 for second-largest and $100 for third-largest.
There is also a $100 prize for largest bottom fish.
All ticket-holders are eligible for prize drawings, which will be done on the dock in LaPush within an hour of the close of the derby, scheduled for Sunday. Coffee and doughnuts will be available in the Quileute Marina before and during the derby.
For more information, visit www.forkswa.com/salmonderby or phone 360-374-2531.
Garden club sale
FORKS — Bogachiel Garden Club's annual fall plant sale will be in the Forks High School auto shop, 390 S. Forks Ave., from 9 a.m. until they are sold out of items Saturday.
Club members will offer perennial flowers, grasses, hostas and more.
A flea market and sales of glass and concrete art also are planned.
Proceeds will aid the club in maintenance of the five garden beds in the city and other Forks beautification projects.
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