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Storytelling paired with music, a free Kids Fishing Day and a variety of lectures and benefits are offered this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.
For information about the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center’s new show, “Vulnerable Creatures,” and other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment magazine, in today’s edition.
Also check the calendar at the PDN’s website, www.peninsuladailynews.com.
PORT ANGELES — A variety of services will be offered at the Staying Independent Fair at the Port Angeles Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The fair will be at the center at 328 E. Seventh St.
Screenings, consultations, demonstrations, classes in “gizmos” and door prizes are planned.
Free lunch will be served to the first 200 participants.
For more information, phone 360-452-3221 or 800-801-0070.
Fire Hall breakfast
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast at the fire hall at 102 E. Fifth St. from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.
Proceeds will support the scholarship and fire victim relief funds.
Attendees will have the chance to sit in a firetruck. A photo station is planned for children.
Genealogist to talk
PORT ANGELES — Genealogist Evelyn Roehl will tell how to find ancestors on ship’s lists and in naturalization papers during the Clallam County Genealogical Society general meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The meeting will be in the Raymond Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
The meeting is open to all. Members and guests are encouraged to arrive early for refreshments.
Roehl is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She has done genealogical research for clients since 1995, and she publishes guides on locally available state censuses, ship lists, Civil War resources and vital records.
For information, visit the office at 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd. or phone 360-417-5000.
Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.
PORT ANGELES — A first-time homebuyers class will be offered free at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
The featured keynote speakers are Michele Adkisson of Eagle Home Mortgage and Claire Koenigsaecker of RE/MAX Fifth Avenue.
Reservations are required, as seats are limited.
To register, phone 360-683-2688.
Stories and music
PORT ANGELES — “Tell Me a Story, Play Me a Tune,” an afternoon of storytelling and music, will be held on stage at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Tell Me a Story” will present tandem storytelling, the blending of two voices with one story: the teller’s and the musician’s.
The event is hosted by Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.
All donations will go toward supporting the free hospice service.
Featured tellers and musicians from the local storytelling community include Pat Ferris, James “the Obscure” Hodgson, Ingrid Nixon, Jan Yates, Carlos Xavier, Lisa Turecek and Rosie Sharpe.
Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information about the event and Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, a nonprofit organization providing hospice services free of charge to patients and their families, phone Marilyn Nelsen at 360-477-4260 or email email@example.com.
For more information about Volunteer Hospice, visit www.vhocc.org.
Outdoor Club hike
PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Outdoor Club will explore the tidelands of the Salt Creek Recreation Area and Crescent Bay on Sunday.
For start time and location, as well as requirements, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will discuss “The Unruled World: The Case for Good Enough Global Governance” at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon today.
Admission is free.
Discussion topics, which concern domestic and foreign policy issues, are taken from the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions 2014 Briefing Book and from Foreign Affairs, the bimonthly publication of the Council on Foreign Relations.
New members are always welcome.
For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/SequimGreatDecisionsDiscussion.
Kids Fishing Day
SEQUIM — A free Kids Fishing Day will take place at the Water Reuse Demonstration Park north of Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave., on Saturday.
From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., children 14 and younger can fish for trout in the stocked pond, while toddlers will fish in a separate pool with a separate stock of trout.
No fishing license is required.
The event is presented by the Puget Sound Anglers-North Olympic Peninsula chapter in coordination with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Sequim Public Works Department.
Participants can bring a pole and bait or borrow a rod from the club stock. Bait is also supplied by the club.
Children will have the chance to learn how to clean a fish by watching club members clean and ice their catches.
The pond is closed to fishing for anyone older than 14.
Outdoor Club hike
SEQUIM — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Dungeness Spit trail Saturday.
This is a hike of 11 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 130 feet.
For start time, location and requirements, email email@example.com.
SEQUIM — Craig Rennebohm, chaplain with the Mental Health Chaplaincy in Seattle, will speak at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Clallam County Affiliate meeting at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The meeting will be at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave. in the Geneva Room.
This is a new time and a new location.
Rennebohm is known for his work with the homeless mentally ill and is the author of Souls in the Hands of a Tender God.
For more information, phone 360-452-5244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Eagle Rally
SEQUIM — EAA Chapter 430 will conduct a Young Eagle Rally at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Young aviation enthusiasts, ages 8-17, can bring their parents along for free airplane rides.
In case of inclement weather, the rally will be postponed to the following Saturday.
Doll Show & Sale
SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Doll Club will host its 31st annual Doll Show and Sale at SunLand Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is $1. Parking is free.
The theme of this year’s show is “Springtime in Paris.”
Fashion dolls with accessories, bears and other toys will be on display.
All proceeds will be donated to the philanthropic projects of the Olympic Peninsula Doll Club.
For more information, contact Connie Holtz at 360-582-9982 or email@example.com.
Spring salad treats
SEQUIM — Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, is hosting certified raw food chef Pamela Ziemann of www.elementalcuisine.com at the store at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Ziemann will present a free talk and demonstration on how to make unprocessed salad dressings.
The chef graduated from Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. She avoided diabetes medication by changing her food choices.
In the demonstration, attendees will see how to add nutrition to salad meals.
Boating course set
SEQUIM — A boating course is scheduled at Rainbow’s End RV Park, 261831 U.S. Highway 101, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The two-day course costs $41.
This course is presented by certified instructors from the North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron, a nonprofit boating education and safety organization.
The course includes an illustrated text, course material and digital charting CDs.
Washington state mandates that those born after 1954 possess a state-issued boaters card to operate boats with 15 horsepower or greater engines.
Operation without the card is punishable by an $87 fine and possible termination of use.
The card is available from the state Department of Parks and Recreation with certification of completion of an approved boater education course and a onetime fee of $10.
For more information, phone Bill Atkinson at 360-457-1215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange will hold a pancake breakfast at the Grange Hall, 290 Macleay Road, 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.
Some of the proceeds from the breakfast will benefit Precious Life Animal Sanctuary.
‘She’s Worth It’ concert
SEQUIM — A “She’s Worth It” benefit concert will be held at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is free, though donations will be accepted to support efforts against human trafficking in Thailand and Cambodia.
The concert will feature jazz, doo-wop and classical music.
For more information, phone Sandi Lockwood at 360-775-8322 or email email@example.com.
‘Les Mis’ auditions
SEQUIM — The Peninsula Family Theater will conduct auditions for the musical “Les Miserables” in the Sequim High School auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave., at 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday.
Performances will be July 17-19, 24-26 and 31, and Aug. 1-2.
For more information, visit www.penfamtheater.org.
SEQUIM — A $5 Sunday breakfast will be prepared and served at VFW Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St., from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
All are welcome.
Breakfasts will be held every Sunday through July 27.
For more information, phone Amber Wheeler at 360-683-9546, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.vfwpost4760.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — An American Association of University Women scholarship and awards meeting will be held at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
There is no cost to attend. Current and prospective members are welcome, and the public is invited.
Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting will begin at 10 a.m.
During the meeting, more than $20,000 in scholarships and awards will be given to local women.
Recipients are women returning to college, graduating high school senior girls and high school students who excel in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math).
Incoming eighth-grade students who will attend the weeklong Tech Trek summer camp also will be announced.
For more information, contact Carol Colley at 360-390-5693 or email@example.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — Peckin’ Out Dough will perform while caller Dave Thielk sets the pace at a square dance at the Quimper Grange from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
The Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social will be at the grange hall at 1219 Corona St.
Admission is $5 for adults; those 16 and younger will be admitted free.
Fiddler Tony Mates with the Seattle band Peckin’ Out Dough is a founding member of the Seattle Square Dance Society.
All dances will be taught. Experience or partners are not necessary.
All ages are invited, and dances are come-as-you-are.
Dancers are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and snacks to share with other dancers at the alcohol-free event.
For more information, phone Thielk at 360-385-3308 or visit www.ptcommunitydance.com.
CHIMACUM — Virginia Majewski, president of the Clallam County Genealogical Society, will present a free lecture, “Alternatives to Vital Records,” during the Jefferson County Genealogical Society meeting Saturday.
The meeting will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.
For more information about the Jefferson County Genealogical Society and updates on future lectures, visit www.wajcgs.org or stop by the Research Center, 13692 Airport Cutoff Road, Port Townsend.
‘Tea with Thea’
CHIMACUM — Thea Foss No. 45 Daughters of Norway, will have a “Tea with Thea” to celebrate the lodge’s 10th anniversary at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The tea, which is open to the public, will be at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.
The event also honors the 200th anniversary of the signing of Norway’s Constitution, drawn up by representatives and signed at Eidsvoll near Oslo on May 17, 1814.
For more information, phone 360-379-1802.
Open Aire Market
FORKS — The Forks Open Aire Market opens for the summer season Saturday.
It will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1421 S. Forks Ave. every Saturday through Oct. 11 with crafts, art and produce for sale.
For more information, phone 360-374-6332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FORKS — First Baptist Church, 651 S. Forks Ave., will serve breakfast for donations from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.
Proceeds will support a mission trip to Alaska in August.
The menu will include pancakes, muffins, sausage, bacon and scrambled eggs, plus coffee, milk and juice.
FORKS — The Bogachiel Garden Club will conduct a plant sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The sale of plants from club members will be in the Forks High School auto shop, across from the new Peninsula College Extension site.
Some plants are available for a pre-sale at 631 S.W. Fifth Ave.
Oso run Saturday
FORKS — A “Warriors Run for Oso” 5K fun run is slated for Saturday.
The entry fee is $25 including a T-shirt for runners, who will meet at 9 a.m. at the West End Youth League shed, 410 S.E. E St. The fun run route will be marked.
Non-runners can help by donating to the “Warrior Run” account at First Federal bank.
To pre-register, contact Samantha Winger at 360-640-9445 or email@example.com.
Armed Forces Day
QUINAULT — The Lake Quinault Museum, 354 S. Shore Road, will conduct an Armed Forces Day open house from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The museum’s permanent display to honor local community veterans will be open.
A display cabinet made by Steve Rutledge houses uniforms from various branches of the service, ribbons, medals and flags.
The book Hear Us, a collection of local veterans’ stories, can be viewed during the open house.
The event will be hosted by local veterans Tom Northup, Ken Carlyle and Jim Northup, representing the Army, the Navy and the Coast Guard.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, phone 360-288-2317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLALLAM BAY — High School student Hannah Larrechea will hold her final bake sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The sale, to include Larrechea’s own cookbooks, will be at Weel Road Deli, 17203 state Highway 112.
Larrechea has baked and sold cookies as part of her senior project at Clallam Bay High School, raising some $1,200 for the American Cancer Society.