WEEKEND: Benefits, dances, workshops among activities on Peninsula

Peninsula Daily News

NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, May 30.

Benefits, dances and workshops are among activities planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

For information about the drama “The Maids” 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 www.peninsuladailynews.com.


Wine and cheese

PORT ANGELES — “Ferments and Fromage 2014,” a benefit for Operation Uplift sponsored by Olympic Peninsula Title Co., will be held at the Sons of Norway Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St., at 4:30 p.m. today.

The third annual wine-and-cheese event’s tickets are $10 in advance or at the door.

Beer, wine, fruit, cheese, a raffle and a silent dessert auction are planned.

Operation Uplift is a Port Angeles-based cancer support group that offers education, information, support meetings, a 24-hour phone line, free clinics, prostheses and wigs for women and men with cancer.

Phone 360-457-4451 or email magan@olypentitle.com for tickets.

Horticulture workshop

PORT ANGELES — A free Hugelkultur (hill culture) workshop will be held at the Fifth Street Community Garden, 328 E. Fifth St., from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Led by Meggan Uecker, WSU Clallam County Extension waste reduction coordinator, and Clallam County Master Composters, attendees will learn the art and science of this technique through hands-on participation in building Clallam’s first Hugelkultur demonstration.

To register, phone Uecker at 360-417-2279 or email muecker@co.clallam.wa.us.

Outdoor Club hike

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Geyser Valley Trail on Sunday.

This is a moderately easy hike of 7.8 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 600 feet and a high point of 1,300 feet.

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

Sons of Norway dance

PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway host a dance with instruction from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Sunday.

All ages are welcome to the lodge at 131 W. Fifth St. for an evening of ballroom, swing and folk dancing.

The cost is $2 for members and $3 for guests.

Potluck refreshments are at 9 p.m.


Bunco party slated

SEQUIM — A bunco fundraiser will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., from 11:30 p.m. to 3:30 today,

The cost is a $12 donation, which will go toward uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

There will be a buffet luncheon, a silent auction and door prizes.

For more information, phone 360-797-7105 or visit www.sequimguild.org.

Roller derby bout

SEQUIM — Port Scandalous Roller Derby will present its second bout of the season at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Port Scandalous Strait Shooters will go up against the Dockyard Derby Dames’ Marauding Mollys from Tacoma at the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula at 400 W. Fir St.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. Those with pre-sale tickets can get in the door at 5:45 p.m.

Pre-sale tickets are $10 at Drake’s U-Bake Pizza & Subs, 819 S. Lincoln St. in Port Angeles; the Sequim Gazette office at 147 W. Washington St.; or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Tickets at the door are $12, with children 5 and younger admitted free. There is a military/senior discount with current identification at the door.

The Boys & Girls Club’s Keystone Club will operate a concession stand to support the teens’ fundraising efforts.

For more information, email portscandalousrollerderby@gmail.com or visit www.portscandalous.com.

Summer classes

SEQUIM — Around Again, 22 Gilbert Road, is offering a free summer class on reusing and repurposing things at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The event is a barbecue and introduction to Around Again.

At 1:30 p.m., Around Again President Gavin Wuttken will introduce information about the nonprofit organization.

To RSVP, phone 360-683-7862.

For more information about Around Again, visit www.aroundagainstore.org.

Boy Scout event

SEQUIM — Boy Scout Troop 90 will host a free recruiting event at Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave., from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

There will be a barbecue, raffle, prizes and games.

Boys ages 10 to 17 are welcome to discover what the troop has to offer.

Boys ages 14-20 can come learn about the Venture Crew.

Sunday breakfast

SEQUIM — A $5 Sunday breakfast will be 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 secretary@vfwpost4760.com or visit www.vfwpost4760.com.


Spartan dinner, auction

FORKS — The Forks High School Football Booster Club will hold its inaugural Spaghetti Feed and Player Auction at Forks Middle School, 121 Spartan Ave., on Saturday.

Bidding on groups of Spartan football players starts at 6:30 p.m.

The event is open to the public.

The cost is $5 for a plate of spaghetti.

For more information, phone Aaron Whiting at 360-640-9951.

Survivors’ brunch

FORKS — Cancer survivors and caregivers are invited to the seventh annual Victory Brunch from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The brunch will be at Forks Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave.

Guest speakers will be Dr. Theo Matheny and yoga instructor Michelle Simpson.

To RSVP, phone 360-327-3880 or email kllawly@hotmail.com.

Baseball rummage sale

FORKS — A rummage sale to raise funds for Boys 13U and 14U baseball is set from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 290 Ash Ave.

Funds raised will support tournament fees and insurance costs.

Firefighter recognition

FORKS — A Firefighter Recognition Dinner will be held at the Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road, at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The department will recognize several retirements, announce firefighter of the year awards and recognize current and retired volunteers.

The cost is $25.


Fort Worden trail walk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers will host a Fort Worden/Cappy Trails walk at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

The walk is 5K (3.1 miles) or 10K (6.2 miles).

The 5K walk is entirely within Fort Worden State Park. The 10K also travels through residential areas of Port Townsend entering Fort Worden.

Maps for both walks are available at the registration point at Subway Restaurant, 1300 Water St., across from the entrance to the ferry terminal.

All walkers must sign up.

The walks are free unless participants are members of the AVA American Volkssport Association.

Walkers can carpool from Sequim. They must meet at 8:45 a.m. at the QFC parking lot at 990 E. Washington St.

For more information, phone George Christensen at 360-697-2172 or 360-473-8398.

Outdoor Club hike

PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Outdoor Club will explore the Northern Tidelands of the Quimper Peninsula from North Beach Park to “Glass Beach” and back Saturday.

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

Poetry reading slated

PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., will host a book release poetry reading of In the Octopus Nursery from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Poet Geoff Bowman will read from his new book.

For more information, phone Jane Evans at 360-316-9146, email janeevans23@hotmail.com or visit www.quuf.org.


Port Ludlow welcomes

PORT LUDLOW — A Port Ludlow Neighborhood Welcome Event will be held at the Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place, from 5 to 7 tonight.

The free event is for residents who are new to the community in the past year or for those who still feel new.

More than 20 organizations will be represented to describe their program’s activities.

For more information, contact Barbara Berthiaume at 360-437-0423 or barbara.berthiaume@gmail.com.

Last modified: May 29. 2014 3:22PM
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