WEEKEND: Father’s Day events, River Center Romp among offerings on Peninsula

Peninsula Daily News

NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, June 13.

Father’s Day events, a sea star survey, a River Center Romp and an opportunity to fix a missing link in a trail are among events planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

For information on La Luna Nueva flamenco show in Sequim and a Shantala concert in Port Townsend, as well as other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment magazine.

Information also is available at the calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.


Parkinson’s dance

PORT ANGELES — A dance class for people with Parkinson’s disease or other neurological conditions will be open at the Sons of Norway Hall, 131 W. Fifth St., from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today.

Admission is a suggested $10 donation. Patients’ spouses and caregivers are invited to come free.

This class is for anyone who would enjoy 90 minutes of great music, interesting moves and positive people, noted coordinator Darlene Jones.

“Accommodations are made for folks with walkers or those who need to remain seated,” she added.

Pianist Linda Dowdell will provide live music.

The instructors now include Kayla Oakes of Port Angeles, who has recently completed Dance with Parkinson’s training.

For details about the class and Port Angeles support groups for people coping with Parkinson’s, email djones@olypen.com.

Tsunami program

PORT ANGELES — A free program for those who want to become tsunami public education instructors will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today.

The Tsunami Train-the-Trainer program will be presented in the commissioners’ boardroom (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

Pre-registration is requested.

The program provides an educational curriculum to train participants to become qualified tsunami public education instructors.

For more information or to pre-register, contact Jamye Wisecup, program coordinator, at jwisecup@co.clallam.wa.us or 360-417-2525.

Yacht Club sales

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Yacht Club will hold a swap meet and indoor yard sale at 1305 Marine Drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The eighth annual Outdoor Marine Swap Meet and Indoor Yard Sale is an opportunity to find or sell marine-related equipment or purchase some household items offered by the Yacht Club Ladies.

Seller spaces for the swap meet are available for $10. No seller spaces are available for yard sale.

Coffee and doughnuts will be available.

Upon request, boat safety inspections will be conducted by the North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron if attendees trailer their boat to the event. The squadron is empowered to affix a 2014 safety decal to compliant vessels.

For more information, phone Randy Volker at 619-884-4599, email swapmeet@payc.org or visit www.payc.org.

Bike show gears up

PORT ANGELES — The seventh annual two-day Rock ’n’ Roll Bike Show will be held at Ancient Auto Works, 1921 U.S. Highway 101, on Saturday and Sunday.

The event is free.

On Saturday, registration for the day’s bike show starts at 9 a.m. Fees apply if entering a bike.

Prizes will be awarded at 3 p.m.

Barbecue will be available.

On Sunday, the Poker Run leaves Olympic Powersports and returns to Romberg Estate.

Maps will be available at registration starting at 9 a.m.

There will be door prizes to win and a homemade dinner waiting upon return from the run.

The event supports abused, neglected and at-risk children by supporting Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA.

For more information, phone 360-775-7596 or 360-417-1679, or email cindylou79@q.com.

Car show, auction

PORT ANGELES — Laurel Place Senior Living, 1133 E. Park Ave., will host its second annual Classic Car Show and Silent Auction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Proceeds and donations will benefit the Port Angeles Food Bank.

Dave and Rosalie Secord and the Luck of the Draw Band will provide music.

Admission is by donation of nonperishable food items or $5.

For more information, phone 360-452-7201.

Father’s Day shoot

PORT ANGELES — The Wapiti Bowmen Archery Club, 374 Arnett Road, off Monroe Road, will offer a Father’s Day shoot Saturday and Sunday.

The club will be open to the public for this shoot.

Members have worked on trails on the 20-acre course. Lifelike targets of badgers, turkeys, bears and elk have been placed in the woods, across the ravines and up the banks.

Club volunteers will start cooking flapjacks and sausage at 7 a.m., and hamburgers will start at around noon.

Both meals are $5 each.

Adult shoot fees are $12 for one day or $20 for two.

Youngsters are welcome for a small fee.

For directions and more information, visit www.wapitibowmen.us.

Coin Club to meet

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Coin Club will meet in the Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The public is welcome to attend.

The meetings focus on information about collecting and evaluating coins and currency.

Young Eagle Rally

PORT ANGELES — The second Young Eagle Rally will be held at William R. Fairchild International Airport, 1402 S. Airport Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is free.

Chapter 430 of EAA will give free airplane rides to children ages 8-17. A parent or guardian must be present.

No pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Richard Bielawa at 360-681-4441 or rlbielawa@mindspring.com.

Father’s Day brunch

PORT ANGELES — St. Andrew’s Place will sponsor a Father’s Day brunch buffet at the Masonic Lodge, 622 S. Lincoln St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

“There will be everything from scrambled eggs to scones and, of course, pancakes,” administrator Laura Dodd said.

The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for kids and $20 for a family (either three adults or two adults with up to three children).

All proceeds benefit Port Angeles’ nonprofit assisted-living community.

Advanced tickets can be purchased by phoning 360-417-3418.

Sea star survey

PORT ANGELES — Volunteers will survey sea stars at the Freshwater Bay County Park boat ramp, 300 Freshwater Bay Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Participants will collect data on sea stars to determine the prevalence of sea star wasting disease.

They should wear layers and boots that can get wet and muddy.

There is no cost to participate in the survey.

For more information, email Helle Andersen at hellea@feiromarinelifecenter.org.


Co-ed roller derby

SEQUIM — Port Scandalous Roller Derby’s co-ed team will play against Kitsap County’s Skate Club at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., on Saturday.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. Those with pre-sale tickets can get in 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.

In honor of Father’s Day, dads who attend will be entered into a drawing for a raffle basket. There also will be halftime games and prizes.

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

A beer garden also will be open for attendees ages 21 and older.

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

June book discussion

SEQUIM — This month’s book discussion at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., will be from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein will be discussed.

Copies are available in multiple formats at the library.

Admission is free. Drop-ins are welcome; pre-registration is not required.

For more information, phone Emily Sly at 360-683-1161, email esly@nols.org or visit www.nols.org/events/sequim.html.

Auditions for ‘Doctor’

SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts will conduct auditions for Neil Simon’s “The Good Doctor” at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Auditions, which also will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, will be at the theater at 414 N. Sequim Ave.

The play, the first production of the 2014-15 season, will be performed Sept. 5-21.

There are roles for three men and two women.

The play is Simon’s homage to Russian writer Anton Chekov. It comprises 11 one-act comedic and satirical sketches.

Nine are based on stories Chekov wrote to pay his way through medical school. Two are originals written in the style of Chekov by Simon.

For more information, phone Karen Hogan at 360-683-4670.

Library book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library will hold their monthly book sale at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Of special interest this month are more than 100 books about woodworking. There are books about tools and their use, and project designs for furniture, toys, cabinets and entire homes.

Also available this month is a complete set of the Great Books of the Western World encyclopedic series.

Proceeds of the sale fund programs at the library.

Dungeness Spit walk

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers will walk the Dungeness Spit on Saturday.

Sign-up is at the QFC store, 990 E. Washington St., at 8:45 a.m.

The group will leave for the Dungeness Spit at 9 a.m.

This walk is a 5K (3.1 miles), a 10K (6.2 miles) or a 20K (12.4 miles).

The walk is free unless participants want to have credit from the American Volkssport Association.

The route will take walkers by the bluffs overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca and out on the Dungeness Spit.

Restrooms are at sign-up and the parking area.

No pets are allowed on this walk.

Maps will be furnished at the sign-up point.

For more information, phone George Christensen at 360-607-2172 or 360-473-8398.

Men’s chorus play

SEQUIM — “Romance of the Nerds,” a barbershop musical tribute to hopeless romantics, will be performed at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.

The show will be in the Sequim High School auditorium, 503 N. Sequim Ave.

Tickets are $15 at Olympic Theatre Arts, Port Book and News in Port Angeles and at the door.

Sunday breakfast

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 secretary@vfwpost4760.com or visit www.vfwpost4760.com.

Hot rods, hot dogs

SEQUIM — The Pumpkin Patch, on U.S. Highway 101 and Kitchen-Dick Road, will host Hot Rods & Hot Dogs in honor of Father’s Day from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Crossing Church will sponsor cars, free hot dogs, a bounce house for children and awards.

For more information, phone 360-452-9936.

City Band concert

SEQUIM — The Sequim City Band will perform its first outdoor concert of the 2014 summer season with a Father’s Day celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The free concert will be at the James Center for the Performing Arts Center in Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

Director Tyler Benedict will lead the band in a concert full of ragtime, jazz from the swing era, musical theater, classical concert band repertoire and marches.

The concert will be held rain or shine.

For more information, visit www.sequimcityband.org.


River Center Romp

BLYN — The Dungeness River Audubon Center is holding a River Center Romp on Saturday for those who would like to walk, bike, run or jog from Blyn to Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim.

The goal is to arrive at Railroad Bridge Park by 3 p.m. Saturday for root beer floats (using Bedford root beer) and hear how each of the River Center Rally teams did for the entire month of May, reaching the $30,000 goal.

There also will be a tour of Railroad Bridge Park with Becca Nissley.

For more information or to RSVP, email rceducation@olympus.net or phone 360-681-4076.


Jubilee concerts

PORT TOWNSEND — Performances of Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor for chorus, soloists and orchestra, plus “Exsultate, jubilate” motet for orchestra and soprano soloist, will be performed today, Saturday and Sunday.

The performances, directed by Rebecca Rottsolk, are at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday.

All performances are in the sanctuary of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1335 Blaine St., where the parish also is celebrating the completion of its newly remodeled vestibule.

Tickets are available at Crossroads Music, 2100 Lawrence St., at a suggested donation of $15 per person.

Guest soloists are Clara Rottsolk and Beth Ann Bonnecroy, sopranos; Joel Cummings, tenor; and Jonathan Silvia, bass.

A 24-member orchestra will join the Jubilee Singers (RainShadow Chorale and Friends).

For more information, contact Bev Schaaf at 360-379-3458 or bevschaaf@gmail.com.

Missing link in trail

PORT TOWNSEND — PT Trails volunteers will gather to establish a connector trail on the Sherman Street right of way between Hastings and 29th streets from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

This trail segment will establish a missing link in connectivity between the trails systems to the north in Cappys Woods and 35th Street Park, and the north-south trail corridor along Hancock and Sherman rights of way.

Anyone wishing to help should meet advisory board members at the intersection of Sherman and 29th streets.

The best parking is along 29th Street, one block north of Hastings, west of Hendricks Road.

Bring loppers, clippers, hand saws and work gloves, and dress for bushwhacking. Work will be done rain or shine.

Snacks and water will be provided.

For more information, phone Jolly Wahlstrom at 360-379-3362.

Outdoor Club hike

PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Outdoor Club plans hikes Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, members will hike the tidelands of the Northeastern Quimper Peninsula from North Beach Park to Point Wilson and onward to Point Hudson.

On Sunday, they will hike the South Indian Island Trail, an easy hike of 4.0 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 50 feet and a high point of 50 feet.

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

Parasitic plant walk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society will sponsor a walk, “Parasitic Flowering Plants of Fort Townsend State Park,” at the park, 1370 Old Fort Townsend Road, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The walk is free and open to the public.

This will be a relaxed 2- to 3-mile walk.

Participants will search for specialized plants that have forgone the photosynthetic tradition of green plants and instead have adopted a parasitic existence by tapping into the roots of their neighbors.

Fort Townsend State Park is an epicenter for such plant species as it harbors more kinds than any other comparable-sized area in Washington, according to organizers.

The walk will be during a free day at the state park in honor of National Get Outdoors Day, so a Discover Pass is not needed.

For more information, email Ann Weinmann at aweinmann@cablespeed.com or phone 360-379-0986.

PT used-book sale

PORT TOWNSEND — The Friends of the Port Townsend Library group will hold its annual spring used-book and media sale at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., on Saturday.

The sale opens at 8 a.m. for Friends members and 9 a.m. for the general public. It ends at 3 p.m.

Gently used books, CDs and DVDs for adults and children will be available.

Except for specially priced books, all adult items will cost $1 and children’s books 50 cents.

Starting at 1 p.m., bags of books will sell for $2.50.

All proceeds go to fund library programs.

For more information, phone 360-379-1061.

Appraisal Fair slated

PORT TOWNSEND — Joe Semenak will evaluate collectibles and offer a value and possible history of collectibles during an Appraisal Fair at Seattle Children’s Port Townsend Bargain Boutique, 2120 W. Sims Way.

The fair is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Semenak of Josephs Antiques of Port Townsend will offer the service for $3 per item.

All proceeds will benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital.

For more information, phone Sue Garlinghouse at 360-385-6639.

High school party

PORT TOWNSEND — A DJ dance for Olympic Peninsula young adults will be held in the American Legion Hall, 209 Monroe St., from 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

Jake and Reily’s P-Town Throwdown will feature performances by BeNasty (CoCo Nutt) and Ison the Visionary.

Admission is $5.

There will be prizes and concessions.

This event is for students in high school and those younger than 21.

Everyone is encouraged to wear blacklight reflective clothing — meaning white, neon or anything glow-in-the-dark.

Proceeds will go to youth programs with Jefferson County Parks and Recreation.

For more information, contact Julie Knott at 360-643-0026 or julieaknott@msn.com.


Birding field trip

CHIMACUM — The Admiralty Audubon Society will host a free field trip to 1061 Anderson Lake Road from 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Saturday.

The public is invited.

The group will walk a trail to hear warblers and passerines.

Participants will meet at the parking area near the restrooms.

Anyone wanting to carpool from Port Townsend should meet at the Haines Place Park and Ride near Safeway by 8 a.m.

For more information, email Paula Vanderheul at pvanderheul@gmail.com.


Makah writers to read

NEAH BAY — The Makah Museum, 1880 Bayview Ave., will present several Makah writers to read specific works at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Writers are Victoria Parker, Zak Greene, Paul Parker, Rachel Parker, John Pritchard and Cindy Claplanhoo.

For more information, phone 360-645-2711, email makahmuseum@centurytel.net or visit www.makahmuseum.com.

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