WEEKEND: Sailboat races, robots, salsa among offerings on Peninsula
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A Mariners’ Regatta, a bog walk, strawberry shortcake and a demonstration of robots are among activities planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
See Peninsula Spotlight for information about Dana Lyons, who will perform tonight as a kickoff to Olympic Climate Action’s “Our Oceans in a Changing Climate” events. A schedule of these events, along with other arts and entertainment news, can be found in Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment magazine.
Information also is available at the calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — The 32nd annual Classic Mariners’ Regatta will be held today through Sunday on Port Townsend Bay and at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
One of the oldest boating events in the area, this series of sailboat races features wooden boats of all sizes and shapes.
Registered boats race twice Saturday beginning at noon and once Sunday, also at noon.
Rowers may participate in a rowing race Sunday at 9 a.m.
For more information, visit www.nwmaritime.org/cmr or phone 360-385-3628, ext. 104.
First Friday Lecture
PORT TOWNSEND — Paula Wild, author of The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild & Dangerous, will speak during the First Friday Lecture in City Council chamber, 540 Water St., from 7 to 8 tonight.
Admission is by donation, suggested at $5.
Wild will signs copies of her book after the program. Books will be available in the Museum Gift Shop and at the lectures.
For more information, phone Bill Tennent, executive director of the Jefferson County Historical Society, at 360-385-1003, email Billtennent@jchswa.org or visit www.jchsmuseum.org.
Outdoor Club hike
PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Port Townsend Waterfront and Gallery Walk on Saturday.
Participants will meet on Water Street at 2 p.m., explore Port Townsend’s waterfront and two harbors, then tour the art galleries along Water Street during Gallery Walk, ending at a local establishment for evening refreshments.
For exact meetup location and more information, email email@example.com.
Downtown walking tour
PORT TOWNSEND — A walking tour of downtown is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $10. Tours are free to members of the Jefferson County Historical Society. Reservations are not required.
Guides will tell about the characters, architecture and history of the National Landmark Historic District.
The tour, which begins at the museum at 540 Water St., will include admission to the Jefferson Museum of Art & History.
For more information or to purchase advance tickets, contact Bill Tennent executive director of the Jefferson County Historical Society, at 360-385-1003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Salsa Night
PORT TOWNSEND — Manresa Castle, 651 Cleveland St., will host a Second Sunday Salsa Night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $7.
Lessons and dancing will be in the Banquet Room.
Beginner salsa lessons are from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and intermediate lessons are from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both are taught by Tom Fairhall and Jean Bettanny.
The DJ dance from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. will be a Latin mix of salsa, samba, rumba, cha cha, bachata and merengue.
For more information, contact Judy Rudolph at 360-385-3266 or email@example.com.
Bog walk slated
PORT HADLOCK — The Olympic chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society will sponsor a bog walk at Ludlow Lake at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
The event is free and open to the public.
A carpool will leave the Shold Business Center, 216 Patison St., at 12:30 p.m.
Visiting the bog, which is about 6 miles south of Chimacum, requires water transport, so bring a kayak or canoe if possible.
Those without a water vessel can still plan to come and get ferried across to the bog.
Wet feet are likely.
For more information or to sign up, phone Fred Weinmann at 360-379-0986 or 360-643-1092, or email firstname.lastname@example.org..
Daughters of Norway
CHIMACUM — Thea Foss Daughters of Norway will present the latest current news events from the five Nordic nations, including Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland, at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The meeting will be at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.
They also will hold a white-elephant sale, with proceeds to go to scholarships.
The event is open to the public.
For more information, phone 360-379-1802.
Free open-mic events
NORDLAND — Open-mic music is planned at the Beachcomber Cafe at Fort Flagler State Park, 10541 Flagler Road, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and again Saturday, June 14.
Bruce and Deborah Jakola will host the free event.
No Discover Pass is required.
For more information, phone the cafe at 360-385-7637.
SEQUIM — Paul and Deb Hansen are hosting a fundraising dance to save their historic barn at the Sequim Prairie Grange Hall, 290 Macleay Road, at 7 tonight.
Admission is $5.
For more information about the barn project, phone the Hansens at 360-681-6306.
SEQUIM — “An Unusual Evening in Sequim,” a monthly performance series at Olympic Theatre Arts, will bring “Music, Dance and Words, Oh My!” to the groups Gathering Hall, 414 N. Sequim Ave., at 6:30 tonight.
Admission is free.
For more information, phone OTA at 360-683-7326, visit www.olympictheatrearts.org or find Olympic Theatre Arts on Facebook.
‘Gone With The Breeze’
SEQUIM — Olympic Peninsula Academy fifth- through 12th-grade students will perform a short play, “Gone With the Breeze,” today and Saturday.
Curtain times are 7 tonight and 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in Sequim High School’s main auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave.
The event is open to the public, and admittance is by donation, with a suggested donation of $5.
All performances start with a 15- to 20-minute play by Dragon Trouble, a troupe made up of students in kindergarten through fourth grade.
“Gone With the Breeze” will follow Dragon Trouble.
For more information, phone the academy at 360-582-3403.
Art in the Library
SEQUIM — Live music on fiddles, guitar and spoons, as well as new visual art and refreshments, will treat visitors to the Sequim Library from 6 to 7:30 tonight.
The free Art in the Library party will be at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.
While the Young Fiddlers play, visitors can enjoy snacks and meet artist Pam Dick, whose fractal images are on display at the library as part of Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk.
For more information about this and other free offerings at the library, phone 360-683-1161 or visit the North Olympic Library System at www.nols.org.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon today.
The topic will be “Islamic Awakening,” focusing on the aftermath of the Arab Spring and how it has resulted in unforeseen changes in the political landscape in many countries, especially regarding the role of Islam and democracy.
New members are welcome to this free event.
For more information, phone John Pollock at 360-683-9622, email email@example.com or visit http://tinyurl.com/SequimGreatDecisionsDiscussion.
Church rummage sale
SEQUIM — Selections ranging from tools to jewelry will be offered at Trinity United Methodist Church’s annual rummage sale today and Saturday.
The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church at 100 S. Blake Ave.
Among other merchandise will be furniture, appliances, clothing, books, plants and specialty dolls.
Proceeds help support the church’s mission programs.
For more information, phone the church at 360-683-5367.
SEQUIM — Elementary school students will solve engineering problems during Saturday’s Engineering Challenge from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Teachers from Helen Haller and Greywolf elementary schools and Sequim Middle School will lead students in two activities at Helen Haller, 350 W. Fir St.
The program is sponsored by the Sequim Education Foundation.
For more information, phone 360-582-3200 or visit www.sequimed.org.
SEQUIM — Members of the Sequim High School Robotics Team, Skynet Robotics NW, will demonstrate robots they have created this year from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
At the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., robots will perform different tasks, including playing catch.
For information, phone the library at 360-683-1161, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nols.org.
SEQUIM — Backyard Birding will meet at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Ken Wiersema, one of the many local Olympic Peninsula Audubon birders, will discuss “Birds Out of the Nest.”
There is a $5 fee for those older than 18.
For more information, contact Shirley Anderson at 360-681-3950 or email@example.com.
SEQUIM —The Sequim Farmers Market will host a three-month-long Free Family Activity Series starting Saturday.
Each Saturday at the market, located on the corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street, a community organization will lead a hands-on activity from 10 a.m. to noon for kids.
The organizations include the Dungeness River Audubon Center this Saturday, followed over the next few months by the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe, Sequim Library, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula and the Olympic Nature Experience.
All are welcome to attend.
For more information, phone Marketing Manager Lisa Bridge at 360-460-2668, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sequimmarket.com or www.facebook.com/SequimOpenAireMarket.
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 are planned every Sunday through July 27.
For more information, phone Amber Wheeler at 360-683-9546, email email@example.com or visit www.vfwpost4760.com.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, will host an ice-cream social to benefit Voices for Veterans from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Banana splits and sundaes are $5 each.
For more information, phone 360-683-4599.
Outdoor Club hike
SEQUIM — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Slab Creek Trail on Sunday.
This is a moderately easy hike of 5.6 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 1,100 feet and a high point of 2,540 feet.
For start time and location, as well as requirements, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT ANGELES — Contributors to the Tidepools 50th anniversary issue will receive awards during a ceremony at the Port Angeles Library at 7 tonight.
The ceremony and reading will be in the Raymond Carver Room at the library at 2210 S. Peabody St.
Peninsula College’s art, literature and music magazine, Tidepools, released the double issue Wednesday.
Volume one features the fine art, photography, poetry, short prose and music of North Olympic Peninsula residents.
Volume two combines the best of the past 50 years of publication with new work by regional writers and artists, including poets Tess Gallagher and Holly Hughes and artists Michael Paul Miller and Micah McCarty.
For more information, visit www.tidepoolsmagazine.com or www.facebook.com/Tidepools.Magazine.
Short plays’ swan song
PORT ANGELES — The Find Your Voice Play Festival, a presentation of seven vignettes by local playwrights, has its last two performances tonight and Saturday in the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Curtain time is 7:30 both nights, while tickets at the door are $7 for general admission, free for Peninsula College students or $5 for seniors and other students. For more information, visit www.pencol.edu.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Farmers Market will conduct its first strawberry shortcake fundraiser this Saturday and again Saturday, June 14.
Strawberry shortcakes will be served for the duration of the market in The Gateway pavilion at Lincoln and Front streets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Each cake is $5 while supplies last.
For more information, phone 360-460-0361.
‘Learn to Row’ day
PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association will hold its annual “Learn to Row” day at the boathouse on Ediz Hook from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.
The instructor is Brazilian rowing coach Rodrigo Rodrigues.
This free event is for both young (at least 12 years old) and mature adults.
For more information, phone Colleen Brastad at 360-452-3493 or email email@example.com.
PORT ANGELES — Free diabetes screening will be available at the Port Angeles Farmers Market on Saturday.
Peninsula College nursing students and volunteers, as well as staff from the Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics, or VIMO, free clinic, will provide the screening for diabetes risk during the market in The Gateway pavilion at Lincoln and Front streets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, phone Zoe Apisdorf, VIMO development coordinator, at 360-457-4431.
Theater troupe audition
PORT ANGELES — Auditions for performances of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be held in the Port Angeles Library’s Carver Room, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and by appointment Saturday through Monday.
For more information or to make an appointment, contact director Ean Henninger at 360-775-0417 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAFY car wash Sunday
PORT ANGELES — The Answer for Youth, or TAFY, will conduct a car wash at Angeles Pawn, 619 E. First St., across from Swain’s General Store, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
The car wash will support programs that help the homeless of Port Angeles, the nonprofit said.
Motor homes can be washed by appointment. Phone 206-310-9320.
Northwest Indian College art
PORT ANGELES — A display of original art by Northwest Indian College students and their instructor Bob Mitchell is on display at the Peninsula College Longhouse Gallery on the campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
The showcase of student and faculty art from Northwest Indian College, operated by the Lummi tribe in Bellingham, will stay up through August.
For more information or to schedule a visit, email email@example.com or phone 360-417-6376.
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