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An open house in Sequim will show off facilities for working with stones, the North Peninsula Building Association will host its annual Builders' Surplus Sale, and numerous hikes, lectures and dances are planned across the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
For information about Joe Louis Walker in Port Townsend, jazz trumpeter Steve Swanson's free public clinic in Port Angeles and other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News' weekly entertainment magazine, in today's edition.
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Gem, mineral meet
SEQUIM — The Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association will hold its spring open house at the club's shop, 81 Hooker Road, Unit 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Club members will be available to show attendees the shop and its facilities, as well as answer questions.
There are facilities for rock cutting and polishing, metal smithing, wire-wrapping casting, creating chain mail jewelry and faceting stones.
For more information, visit the club's website at www.sequimrocks.com or phone Dean Carnes at 360-681-2576.
Outdoor Club hikes
SEQUIM — The Olympic Outdoor Club will explore the tidelands of Sequim Bay State Park on Saturday and the Miller Peninsula Trail on Sunday.
For start time and location, as well as requirements, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Game Day for Girls
SEQUIM — Sequim International Order of Rainbow for Girls will host a Game Day for Girls at the Sequim Masonic Center, corner of Fifth and Pine streets, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The event is for girls ages 8-19.
The girls and the advisory board are planning a day of games and food. Casual clothes are recommended.
Girls ages 8-11 and their parents can learn about the new pledge program.
Girls ages 12-19 and their parents will explore the Rainbow Girls program.
For more information, phone 360-417-9236.
Pet food drive
SEQUIM — The 2014 Clallam County Fair Royalty Court plans a pet food drive at Petco, 1205 W. Washington St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Queen Mia Steben and Princess Hannah Gauthun will collect pet food and products to be donated to the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, Peninsula Friends of Animals and Welfare for Animals Guild, known as WAG.
All financial donations will be donated to the Oso Slide Relief Fund to help feed and care for the surviving animals and/or canines assisting in the recovery effort.
The royal court will be available for free photos with pets and their owners.
For more information, phone Christine Paulsen at 360-461-1866.
Thrift shop open
SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild's Thrift Shop at Second and Bell streets will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The shop will have furniture items, household accessories, jewelry, kitchenware and spring fashions for men, women and children.
Volunteers and consignors are always needed.
For more information, phone 360-683-7044.
SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts will hold auditions for its summer production, “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure,” at 11 a.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Auditions will be at OTA, 414 N. Sequim Ave.
There are roles for seven men and two women.
The show will be performed on weekends from July 11-27.
SEQUIM — The Pumpkin Patch at U.S. Highway 101 and Kitchen-Dick Road is planning a “Plow Day” on Saturday at 10 a.m., continuing throughout the day.
The history of the plow will be explored. Demonstrations are planned.
This event is a copy of the larger Plow Days around the United States to celebrate the importance of the farmer.
Gun show slated
CARLSBORG — The Pacific Northwest Shooting Park Association will host a gun show at Macleay Hall at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.
The show is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Setup is today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
General admission is $5 for adults and $7 for a family. Children younger than 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
The public can buy, sell and trade guns and other related items.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
For more information, contact Don Roberts at 360-457-1846 or DonR@olypen.com.
Surplus sale Saturday
PORT ANGELES — The North Peninsula Building Association will hold its annual Builders' Surplus Sale at the Clallam County Fairgrounds from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
New and used building materials and home-improvement supplies, along with discounted service certificates for landscaping materials, will be offered.
The association welcomes donations from the public of salable items. Limited pickup service is available.
Drop-off at the Clallam County Fairgrounds will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
For more information, phone 360-452-8160 or contact Executive Officer Diana Johnson at 360-452-8160 or email@example.com.
Derby car wash
PORT ANGELES — The Port Scandalous Roller Derby plans a car wash fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The car wash will be at Bob Lovell Chevron, 601 E. First St.
Car washes are by donation.
Funds raised will help the travel team, Intense City Rollers, pay for travel expenses.
'Coasties' to meet
PORT ANGELES — Retired “coasties” will meet for coffee and camaraderie at Joshua's Restaurant & Lounge, 113 DelGuzzi Drive, at 10 a.m. Saturday.
They meet the third Saturday of each month.
For more information, phone 360-681-3777.
Public office forum
PORT ANGELES — A public information forum on how to file for public office will be held at the Clallam County Republican Party headquarters, 509 S. Lincoln Ave.
The free public event starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, phone Stephanie Noblin at 360-504-2280, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rwclallamcounty.org.
Swing, ballroom dance
PORT ANGELES — An evening of ballroom and swing dancing will be held at the Scandia Hall, Sons of Norway Lodge, 131 W. Fifth St., from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Sunday.
No partner is needed.
Instruction will be given.
PORT ANGELES — Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship presents Bob Lynette in a series of climate change impact talks at 73 Howe Road.
The first is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Lynette will discuss global warming and what local impacts can be expected in Washington state and on the Peninsula.
Another service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 27.
Open discussions will follow each event.
Child care is available.
For more information, phone 360-417-2665 or visit www.olympicuuf.org.
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, until the Sunday before Mother's Day in May.
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.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Farmers Market is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 600 block Tyler Street, between Lawrence and Clay streets.
The market is open every Saturday through October except May 17 for the Rhody Parade.
There is a 30-minute parking lot on Clay Street between Tyler and Polk streets (between the dentist's office and Pane D'Amore).
For more information, phone 360-379-9098, email email@example.com or visit www.jeffersoncountyfarmersmarket.org.
Audubon field trip
PORT TOWNSEND — The Admiralty Audubon will take a free field trip at Fort Worden State Park from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
For more information, phone Dan Waggoner at 360-301-1788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yarn show slated
PORT TOWNSEND — The free Spincycle Trunk Show will be held at the Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop, 126 Quincy St., from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, phone 360-379-9273, email email@example.com or visit www.bazaargirls.com.
GLBTQ film series
PORT TOWNSEND — The GLBTQ Film Series will screen “When Night Is Falling” at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 2333 San Juan Ave., at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The film is 94 minutes long.
Coffee, chai, soda pop and cookies will be provided by the Boiler Room.
GLBTQ stands for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Rosewind Common House will host an English country dance and potluck Sunday.
The event at the house at 3131 Haines St. will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
A donation of $5 is suggested.
Dancing will be taught by Nan Evans, with music provided by the Rosewind Country Dance Band.
The dance will be followed by a potluck dinner.
Drop-in legal services
CHIMACUM — A free drop-in legal advice clinic is slated at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
This first-ever Jefferson County Free Legal Clinic is sponsored by Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers.
Local people can address legal issues in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers.
This event is intended to help those who are financially unable to otherwise access an attorney. It is open to all.
These clinics are slated to take place only on a quarterly basis.
It is recommended that attendees arrive on time to ensure being seen by an attorney.
For more information, phone Executive Director Shauna Rogers at 360-504-2422 or email email@example.com.
CHIMACUM — A free lecture featuring genealogist Jesse Stewart will be held at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday
Stewart will present “Make Your Computer Work for Its Keep: Online Research.”
She will share strategies to use with Ancestry, Family Search and other websites to find ancestors in online databases and offer ways to narrow a search that gets too many results.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the Jefferson County Genealogical Society and updates on lectures offered in the months ahead, visit www.wajcgs.org.