WEEKEND: From bike tune-ups to concerts, other events across the North Olympic Peninsula

Peninsula Daily News

"Today" and "tonight" signify Friday, March 28.

SONGS PLAYED ON on the ukulele, the coronation of the Clallam County Fair queen, lectures and classes are planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend:

Bike tune-ups slated

Seven North Olympic Peninsula bike shops are offering tune-ups today and Saturday, and again April 11 and 12.

The shops will offer their normal tune-up services under a special fundraising arrangement with the Peninsula Trails Coalition.

All tune-up labor charges will be donated to the coalition, which in turn will use the funds to support its volunteer trail maintenance activities, projects and trail expansion advocacy in Clallam and Jefferson counties.

Participating shops are:

■   Port Angeles: Bike Garage, 360-504-2040; Sound Bikes & Kayaks, 360-457-1240.

■   Port Townsend: The Broken Spoke, 360-379-1295; Port Townsend Cyclery, 360-385-6470; The Recyclery, 360-643-1755.

■   Sequim: All Around Bikes, 360-681-3868; Ben's Bikes, 360-683-2666.

For information on each shop's details, please phone the business.

For questions on the fundraiser, phone Jeff Nohman at 360-457-7536.


Two plays tonight

PORT ANGELES — Five Acre School students will present a double bill tonight: “The Secret History of Nikola Tesla,” a short play about the man behind neon lights, robotics and AC power, and “The-Two-Who-Change-Things,” a Makah creation story.

The students, in kindergarten through seventh grade, will stage their production in the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 7 p.m., where admission is free.

The plays are suitable for children in third grade and up, as well as for adults.

Donations to the private Five Acre School will be accepted at tonight's performance, while information is available at www.FiveAcreSchool.org or by phoning 360-681-7255.

Island songs

PORT ANGELES — Roma Peters, aka Hawaii Amor, will sing and play ukulele at Elliott's Antique Emporium, 135 E. First St., on Saturday afternoon.

The free music will flow from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in honor of the shop's second anniversary.

Scandinavian dance

PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway Lodge No. 37 will host a night of Scandinavian dancing at 131 W. Fifth St. from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

All ages are invited, instruction is given the first half hour, and though admission is free, donations are suggested.

Needle felting class

PORT ANGELES — An introduction to needle felting class will take place at the Cabled Fiber Studio, 106 N. Laurel St., from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The cost is $35 to join artist Lauralee DeLuca, who will teach the basics of making a piece of fiber art.

For more information, phone 360-504-2233 or visit www.cabledfiberstudio.com.

Fair princess tea

PORT ANGELES — The 2014 Clallam County Fair Royalty Princess Tea and Coronation will be held in the fairgrounds' Expo Building, 1608 W. 16th St., at 2 p.m. Saturday.

During this event, the 2014 Clallam County Fair Royalty Court will be crowned. Community members are invited to join the princesses for tea, a silent auction filled with Disney Princess items, and photo opportunities with the royal court. Guests are also encouraged to come dressed as their favorite princesses, and bring cameras.

Tickets are $3 and available only at the door.

For more information, phone Christine Paulsen 360-461-1866.

Spay to Save training

PORT ANGELES — Spay to Save, in conjunction with other animal welfare groups, will conduct training on feral cat capture for the purpose of spaying or neutering and then releasing the cats.

Training is at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and admission is free.

For more information or to sign up, phone 360-461-5434 or email sue@spaytosave.org.

Man Up! book group

PORT ANGELES — The Man Up! book group meets at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 5 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month.

The selection for today is Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey.

This book group delves into the working man's experience on the frontiers of land, family, labor and discovery, with selected books set in the Northwest and written by authors from across the region.

Book lovers don't need to register in advance; drop-ins are welcome.

For more information, visit the North Olympic Library System website, www.nols.org and click on “Events” and “Port Angeles;” phone 360-417-8500 or email librarian Lorrie Corder at Llcorder@nols.org.

Quilt show at museum

PORT ANGELES — The Museum at the Carnegie has announced the opening of a new temporary exhibit, “Quilting and Handicrafts.”

The exhibit features a selection of quilts from the Clallam County Historical Society's collection ranging from the late 1800s to modern examples.

“Quilting and Handicrafts” will be on display through the end of May, with admission by donation.

The museum, located at 207 S. Lincoln St., is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

For more information, phone 360-452-2662 or email artifact@olypen.com.

Veterans recognized

PORT ANGELES — A ceremony to recognize veterans will be held at the Clallam County Veterans Center, 261 S. Francis St., on Sunday. The event begins with a coffee social at 11 a.m. A ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. will be followed by a luncheon to recognize Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day in the state, as well as local Vietnam veteran Norm Goodin.

Goodin, an American Legion Post 29 member and former commander of the Veterans Foreign Wars Post 1024, has worked to provide veterans with a proper return home through his efforts in support of Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.


Outdoor Club hike

PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the trails of Fort Flagler State Park on Saturday.

This is an easy hike, either of 3 or of 5 miles.

For start time and location, as well as requirements, email olympic.outdoor@gmail.com.

Toddler music event

PORT TOWNSEND — Keeth Apgar of The Harmonica Pocket, a local musical duo, will host an event designed for toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers at the Mountain View Commons, 1925 Blaines St., from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today.

The musical play group will get families moving and singing together.

Attendees can learn fingerplays for songs about trees, babies and counting, and sing classic folk tunes and Harmonica Pocket originals.

For more information, phone 360-385-5811, email molly@olympicpeninsulaymca.org or visit www.jeffymca.org.

Dance with an author

PORT TOWNSEND — The public can meet Martin and Atina Diffley and enjoy the music of the Pheromones during a dance and potluck at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tonight. Admission is free, while guests are welcome to bring a dish to share.

Atina Diffley is the author of Turn Here Sweet Corn, this year's Port Townsend Community Read selection.

For more information about the book, phone the Port Townsend Library at 360-385-3181 or visit www.PTPublicLibrary.org.

Artists' tea at Quimper

PORT TOWNSEND — An artists' tea is slated at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Marie Louise Amerson and Les Schnick will talk about their displayed art.

For more information, phone 360-821-1926 or visit www.quuf.org.

'Cheap Night' rec swim

PORT TOWNSEND — The Mountain View Pool, 1919 Blaine St., will host a “Cheap Night” from 5 to 7:30 tonight.

Everyone swims for $2, and the whole pool will be dedicated to play; noodles, rings and other flotation toys will be available.

For more information, phone 360-385-7665 or email ascalf@cityofpt.us.

Conversation Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — The Belmont, 925 Water St., will host a “Conversation Cafe” at 11:45 a.m. today.

Conversation Cafe provides a relaxing opportunity to share thoughts on a designated topic for the week in a non-confrontational, noncompetitive environment.

For more information, phone Jim Rough at 360-385-7118 or Henry Werch at 360-379-0386.

An afternoon of crafts

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to a free “Crafternoon” at Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop, 126 Quincy St., at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Attendees re encouraged to bring knitting, needlework, felting or crochet — and the resolve to finish those fiber-inspired projects.

Whale House talk

PORT TOWNSEND — “Tlingit Treasures: The Triumph of the Whale House” is the next offering in the Clemente Eclectic Lectures program at the Port Townsend High School auditorium, 1500 Van Ness, on Sunday.

Artist, writer and photographer Barry Herem is the presenter of what he calls a “photo-story” at 3 p.m.

The presentation focuses on the giant houseposts, wooden dance screen, feast dishes and masks of the storied Whale House of Klukwan, a village on Alaska's Chilkat River.

Tickets to Herem's two-hour presentation are $15, while low-income patrons may instead make any donation of their choosing.

Students and graduates of the Jefferson Clemente program are invited to attend free.

Proceeds from this lecture series will benefit the Jefferson Clemente Course in the Humanities, a program offering college classes to low-income students.

For more information, visit jeffersonclemente.org or phone 360-732-0007.


Scrabble Sunday

SEQUIM — Scrabble is offered at the LARC Gallery, 425 E. Washington St., at 1 p.m. every Sunday.

There is no cost to play, and LARC will provide two boards and a dictionary.

Players of all levels are welcome. Light refreshments will be offered.

For more information, phone 360-775-9816.

Serenity House events

SEQUIM — Both Serenity House Thrift Stores will celebrate the first anniversary of the Sequim store's move to 551 W. Washington St., below the grain elevator tower in Serenity Square, with customer appreciation events Saturday and Sunday.

The Sequim store and its sister shop at 502 E. First St. in Port Angeles will both feature in-store special offers and 50 percent off sales on items with yellow or red tags.

On Saturday, the stores will serve cake and coffee, accompanied by live music from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m..

Door prize drawings will be featured throughout the day at the stores.

Both thrift stores are open every day except major holidays, weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For sale and promotion details, visit www.facebook.com/serenityhousethriftstore.

'Blacklight Bingo' set

SEQUIM — Club Seven at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, will host a special bingo event tonight.

Sales open at 6 p.m., with games starting at 7:30 p.m.

“Blacklight Bingo” is hosted by DJ Bizzle.

The cost is $10 for paper buy-ins, $20 for electronic, and participants get a free glow-in-the-dark dauber.

Attendees are encouraged to wear glow-in-the-dark attire.

For more information, phone 360-683-7777 or visit www.7cedarsresort.com.

Game farm walk slated

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers will hold a free Olympic Game Farm walk Saturday.

Those interested can meet at the QFC Store, 990 E. Washington St., at 8:45 a.m. to register for the walk, though all walkers must sign up beforehand.

This walk is a 5K (3.1-mile) or a 10K (6.2-mile) route rated at 2B (very small hills, significant part of the route is on well-groomed trails with very little obstacles), with restrooms at the start and along the way. The walk itself does not go into the game farm.

Maps of the walk will be available at the QFC Store.

For more information, phone George Christensen at 360-697-2172. After the walk, an Olympic Peninsula Explorers club meeting and lunch will be held at the Baja Cantina, 820 W. Washington St. Non-members are welcome to join the noon get-together.

Mah jongg class

SEQUIM — A beginners' class for American mah jongg is set at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., at 9 a.m. today.

The class is $2, there is no registration fee and players of all ages are welcome.


Lions breakfast

JOYCE — An all-you-can-eat benefit breakfast is planned at the Crescent Bay Lions Club, state Highway 112 and Holly Hill Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.

Breakfasts are planned at the same time every Sunday morning, except holidays, through April.

The menu includes pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, bacon, sausage and beverages.

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.


'The Gazebo' on stage

PORT LUDLOW — The Ludlow Village Players will perform Alec Coppel's “The Gazebo” at the Beach Club, 121 Marina View Drive, tonight through Sunday.

Show time is 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday; Sunday's performance will start at 2 p.m., and tickets are $15.

The play follows television mystery writer Elliott Nash, who is being blackmailed unbeknownst to his soap opera actress wife, Nell.

Elliott decides the only way out of the mess is murder, so he sets out to plan the perfect crime.

For more information about “The Gazebo” and the local theater troupe, visit www.ludlowvillageplayers.org.


Outdoor Club hike

PORT HADLOCK — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the South Indian Island Trail on Sunday.

This is an easy hike of 4 miles round-trip, with an elevation gain of 50 feet and a high point at 50 feet.

For start time and location, as well as requirements, email olympic.outdoor@gmail.com.


Seed talk at Nash's

DUNGENESS — Chris Tipton, seed and vegetable manager for Nash's Organic Produce, will present a talk at Nash's Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tipton will talk on why Nash's Organic Produce grows seed, how the farm has developed and how it has selected different varieties for both seed sales and vegetable production.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Last modified: March 28. 2014 1:00AM
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