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A haunted house, a model train show, Sufi music and other attractions are offered on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
For information about the three-day 19th Forest Storytelling Festival, which begins today at the Port Angeles Peninsula College campus, and other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, in today’s edition.
Train show, swap
SEQUIM — The North Olympic Peninsula Railroaders will hold their annual Train Show and Swap Meet at Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
The event is free and open to the public.
Model railroad displays will be featured, along with a wooden train for children, door prizes and items for sale.
‘Summer of Love’
SEQUIM — Auditions for “Summer of Love,” a musical to take the stage this winter, are set for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
The auditions will be at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., and director Jaie Livingstone encourages actors, singers and musicians to try out.
Information about characters and songs can be found at www.OlympicTheatreArts.com via the “Get Involved” link.
The show will run Feb. 7-23 on OTA’s main stage.
For those who can’t make it to Sunday’s auditions, Livingstone can be reached at 360-460-1534.
SEQUIM — First Federal will host free paper shredding at its Sequim Village branch, 1201 W. Washington St., from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Individuals are encouraged to bring old tax returns, account statements or any paperwork with account or Social Security numbers or other personal information for shredding on site by LeMay Mobile Shredding, a professional shredding company.
The limit is five bags or five boxes per vehicle. Those having documents shredded should be prepared to keep the bags or boxes.
Thrift shop open
SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The shop will feature holiday items, furniture, fine jewelry, clothes and household accessories. All white-tagged items will be marked at half-price.
The shop is in need of volunteers and also takes consignments.
For more, phone 360-683-7044.
SEQUIM — Restoration work at the old Sequim High School building at 503 N. Sequim Ave. will be on view during an open house Saturday.
The celebration will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. outside the Sequim Avenue entrance by the old school bell.
Highlights will include a performance by the Sequim High School Choir and guided tours of the facilities.
An exhibit of historic area schoolhouses will be on display. Light refreshments will be served.
The open house will continue until 4 p.m.
Special recognition will be given to building-trades students who contributed to restoration from 2007 to the present, she said.
Parking will be available at the high school lot on Sequim Avenue.
For more information, phone the district office at 360-582-3260.
BLYN — “On Track for Women’s Education” is the theme of this year’s annual Philanthropic Education Organization luncheon at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, on Saturday.
All PEO members and guests are invited to attend.
Pre-luncheon activities will begin at 11 a.m., with the luncheon served at noon.
For ticket information, phone Jan Ewings at 360-928-1300.
City band concert
SEQUIM — Autumn and music written in the 21st century will be saluted at a Sequim City Band concert at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The free concert will be in the Sequim High School auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will tackle “Why Drones Work, Why Drones Fail” today.
The group will meet at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 10 a.m.
Both pro and con sides of the debate on the U.S. government’s use of drone strikes will be discussed.
For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/SequimGreatDecisionsDiscussion.
SEQUIM — Teresa Schoeffel-Lingvall, a descendant of the owners of the old Olympic Hot Springs resort, will sign copies of her book, Olympic Hot Springs, on Saturday.
The signing will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Costco, 955 W. Washington St.
SEQUIM — The Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley will present a free carving demo with Jamestown S’Klallam master carver Jeff Monson from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The demonstration at the MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St., is sponsored by the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe.
It is free and open to the public, with donations appreciated and light refreshments provided.
Artists interested in conducting a demo are encouraged to contact MAC Exhibit Center manager Steph Ellyas at 360-683-8110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet food demo
SEQUIM — Best Friend Nutrition, 680 W. Washington St., Suite B-102, will host a demo party from canned-food provider Wild Calling! from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Wild Calling! regional manager Austin Smith will bring free products and coupons to share along with information about his products.
A door prize drawing for Wild Calling! products is also planned.
For more on Wild Calling!, visit www.wildcalling.com.
For more information on the demo party, phone Best Friend Nutrition at 360-681-8458.
SEQUIM — The New Dungeness Light Station Association invites the public to its annual general meeting at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Keynote speaker Joanne Pickering will tell about living for four years on isolated Tatoosh Island, where her husband, Earl, was sent for his first job with the U.S. Weather Bureau.
There will be refreshments, door prizes, a silent auction and the opportunity to enter a drawing for a one-week stay for two as keepers at the New Dungeness Light Station.
A one-year family membership is also part of the winning prize.
Haunted house today
PORT ANGELES — The Fifth Floor Haunted House at the Elks Naval Lodge, 131 E. First St., opens today.
Hours are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and Saturday and again Friday, Oct. 25; and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children on those dates.
A kid-friendly version of the Haunted House will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, with admission $3 for two kids and one adult.
PORT ANGELES — “The Power of Costume for the Stage: What Costume Does and How” is the topic of a program at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The program will be at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Admission is by donation at the door.
Jayna Orchard, a Sequim-based actress and designer with a master’s degree in theatrical design, will lead the seminar for fellow theater-goers, directors, designers and actors.
For more information, phone the playhouse at 360-452-6651.
Derby bunco benefit
PORT ANGELES — Port Scandalous Roller Derby presents “Still Not Your Mama’s Bunco” at the Eagles Aerie, 2848 E. Myrtle St., today.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and bunco games will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The event is for those 21 and older.
Tickets are $10.
Port Scandalous Roller Derby team members will teach attendees the game.
Food will be served, a no-host bar will be available for ages 21 and older, and winners will take home prizes.
Tickets are available at the Peninsula Daily News, 305 W. First St.; Drake’s U-Bake Pizza & Subs, 819 S. Lincoln St.; from a favorite derby girl; or email email@example.com.
ARTfusion show, sale
SEQUIM — ARTfusion will feature art by five local artists and light refreshments at The Cutting Garden Art Center from noon to 6 p.m. today and Saturday.
Admission is free to the exhibition at the center at 303½ Dahlia Llama Lane off Woodcock Road in Dungeness, beside the U-cut garden now called Annie’s Flower Farm.
For more information, visit www.ARTfusionSequim.blogspot.com or phone Catherine Mix at 360-670-8671.
PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula Pre-Three Cooperative Preschool will host its 16th annual Harvest Carnival at Jefferson Elementary School, 218 E. 12th St., from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The public is invited to attend in costume and participate in games, crafts, a cakewalk, raffle, silent auction, kids’ play area and more.
Activities are geared toward children younger than 8, but organizers promise “fun for the whole family.”
Admission is $2 for adults, $3 for children, with four game tickets included.
Food will be available for purchase.
Nonprofit benefit walk
PORT ANGELES — Mosaic, a nonprofit that works with the developmentally disabled, is hosting a Fun Walk Fundraiser along the Port Angeles waterfront on Saturday.
The mile-long walk will be along the Olympic Discovery Trail.
Walkers can check in at 11:30 a.m. at the west end of Railroad Avenue just west of the Black Ball Ferry Line terminal.
Cost is $10 per walker, or walkers can collect sponsors beginning at $10.
All walkers will receive a colorful Mosaic T-shirt.
For more information, phone Scott Schaefer at 360-681-8642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT ANGELES — The United Way of Clallam County will host a presentation on early childhood learning from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. today.
Sarah Roseberry, director of translation, outreach and education at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus, will present information from the Institute of Learning and Brain Science at First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St.
Her address, “Building Baby Brains: The Importance of Everyday Experiences,” will highlight the significance of interactions and early relationships to future learning.
The presentation is part of ongoing United Way planning to advance early learning.
The nonprofit, through its Great Beginnings Early Learning Initiative, is working with Olympic-Kitsap Peninsula’s Early Learning Coalition, as well as other interested community organizations.
RSVPs are requested. To RSVP or for more information, contact Patrice Varela-Daylo, United Way community solutions manager, at email@example.com or 360-457-3011 or 360-643-1019.
Cancer survivors’ art
PORT ANGELES — “Embracing Life Through Art . . . The Journey Back,” an exhibit of artwork by cancer survivors, will continue through Oct. 31 at The Landing mall atrium, 115 E. Railroad Ave.
Admission is free to the third annual exhibition by North Olympic Peninsula artists who have been challenged by cancer.
More than 100 works by 27 painters, sculptors and glass-fusers are on display.
PORT TOWNSEND — Multi-instrumental Sufi musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek will perform in a free concert tonight.
At 7:30 p.m., Tekbilek will perform with Bahadir Sener and his son, Murat Tekbilek, at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater at Ford Worden State Park.
The three musicians also will visit classrooms at Port Townsend High School, Chimacum High School and Blue Heron Middle School.
Create your life story
PORT TOWNSEND — “Creating Your Life Story” will be explored at a meeting of the Port Townsend branch of the American Association of University Women on Saturday.
The event will be at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.
Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m., with the program following at 10 a.m.
AAUW member Karen Griffith will outline three major ways to construct a story: written, photographic or oral.
For more information, phone 360-385-5129 or visit pt-wa.aauw.net.
Pet benefit slated
PORT TOWNSEND — A screening of the 1963 film “Incredible Journey,” followed by a question-and-answer session with pet behaviorist Steve Duno, is set for Saturday.
The event will be at 7 p.m. in the Port Townsend Library’s Carnegie Room, 1220 Lawrence St.
Admission for the event is free, but donations will be accepted.
A silent auction of pet-related items, fine art and services also is planned.
Labor of Love
PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend nonprofit Labor Leaders will hold its first Labor of Love event Saturday and Sunday.
Labor Leaders crew will organize volunteers and provide services such as trash cleanup, dump runs, pruning and odd jobs. The amount of interest shown will determine how many the crew can help.
Volunteers can meet at the Labor Leaders Shop, 1531 W. Sims Way, at 8 a.m. each day.
Snacks, coffee and lunch will be provided.
Several local businesses are lined up to help and will contribute private services for free to those in need.
Contributions of services, donations of materials or cash to support the event is welcomed.
For more information, phone 360-774-0469 or visit www.LaborLeadersNW.org.
BulbFest on Sunday
PORT TOWNSEND — Volunteers will plant some 3,000 bulbs at Bobby McGarraugh Park, formerly known as Cherry Street Park, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Participants are urged to bring their own picnic lunches. Cider and cookies will be provided.
The planting at the park on Cherry Street between P and S streets is sponsored by the Port Townsend Parks, Recreation and Tree Advisory Board; Thunderbull Productions; the city; and arborist Matt Berberich.
For more information, contact Danny Mikholland at 360-385-0519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classic rock at dance
PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Peninsula Dance club, a nonprofit group devoted to keeping partner dancing to live music alive, will host a dance tonight.
The Rachael & Barry Band will play Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Al Green, the Beatles and other classic rock ’n’ roll at the Port Townsend Elks Club, 555 Otto St.
Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students with identification and $7 for children 12 and younger.
The evening will get started with Tom Fairhall and Jean Bettanny’s New York-style hustle dance lesson at 7 p.m. Experienced dancers are encouraged to come and help out the beginners.
Then the band, a mix of players from Port Angeles and Port Townsend, will step up: Singer Rachael Jorgensen, guitarist Barry Burnett, drummer Tom Svornich and bassist Paul Stehr-Green will play from 8 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.OlympicPeninsulaDance.com or phone 360-385-5327.
PORT TOWNSEND — Geologist Kathy Troost will present “The Iceland-Puget Sound Connection: Jökulhlaups From Glacial Lake Puyallup” at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The presentation is sponsored by the Jefferson Land Trust Geology Group and will be held at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.
A $5 donation is suggested.
Troost, a doctoral student at the University of Washington and professional geologist at Troost Geosciences Inc., is a licensed geologist with 34 years of experience in geological research and investigations focused in the Pacific Northwest.
He work has shown that the channeled landscape, with large gravel and cobble beds, at the south end of Puget Sound in Pierce County resulted from repeated “jökulhlaups” from a large glacial lake.
“Jökulhlaups” is an Icelandic term used to describe any large and abrupt release of water from a lake formed in, under or directly in front of a glacier.
For more information, phone Michael Machette at 360-531-2441 or visit www.quimpergeology.org.
Ukulele jam slated
PORT TOWNSEND — A Ukuleles Unite! Rendezvous will be at Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Classes for beginners and all levels and a song circle where all can strum along will be presented.
A $3 donation is suggested.
For more information, email email@example.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — A Quimper Grange square dance and social featuring calling from “notorious Tennesse caller” T Claw and music from Port Townsend banjo player Charles Espey and friends is set for Saturday.
A dancing workshop for beginners will start at 7:30 p.m. with the dance set for 8 p.m. at the grange, 1219 Corona St.
All dances are taught; all experience levels and ages are welcome.
Admission for adults is $5, with youths 16 and younger admitted free.
For more information, visit www.ptcommunitydance.com or phone David Thielk at 360-301-6005.
PORT TOWNSEND — A home buyers education seminar will be held at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The free class will cover all aspects of the homebuying process.
Approved training materials and handouts include a “Guide to Home Loans” workbook.
Cobalt Mortgage branch manager Aimee Dennis will instruct the class.
The class is sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Reservations are required.
Phone 360-406-5281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FORKS — The 79th annual Congregational Church Harvest Dinner will be held in the church’s Fellowship Hall, 280 S. Spartan Ave., from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.
The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children and seniors.
To help or donate, or for more information, phone Warren Johnson at 360-374-9382.
FORKS — The Forks High School Class of 1963 celebrate a reunion today and Saturday.
The class will have a special seating at the Harvest Dinner at Forks Congregational Church tonight.
On Saturday, the group will tour the high school at 11 a.m. and have a catered dinner that evening.
For more information, phone 360-374-6777.
Cancer benefit set
FORKS — A benefit for Rafe Price, who has cancer, is planned for the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road, at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Local singer-songwriter Zach Winters will perform and a silent auction is planned.
Proceeds will benefit Price and his family’s expenses while he battles cancer.
FORKS — The Olympic Natural Resources Center, 1455 S. Forks Ave., will host a free program on the pileated woodpecker at 7 tonight.
University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences doctoral candidate Jorge Tomasevic will present “A New Neighbor on the Block: Pileated Woodpeckers in Seattle’s Suburban Areas.”
Coffee and dessert will follow the program.
FORKS — The Forks Elementary Parent Teacher Organization’s annual Scholastic Fall Book Fair ends today.
The fair at the school at 301 S. Elderberry St. is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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 morning, 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.