WEEKEND: Other things to do on the North Olympic Peninsula

Peninsula Daily News

A medical marijuana farmers market, the Longest Day of Trails run and a bonsai show are among events planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.


Boiler Room party

PORT TOWNSEND — The Boiler Room will host the fourth annual End of School, Beginning of Summer BBQ Potluck Party at 711 Water St. at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Boiler Room will provide a grill, a canopy in case of rain and some treats.

The community is invited. Participants are asked to brings dishes to share.

There will be live music inside the venue.

For more information, phone 360-550-0978 or stop by the Boiler Room.

Community yoga

PORT TOWNSEND — Room to Move Yoga offers beginning classes by donation from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Saturdays.

The studio is on the second floor of 1008 Lawrence St.

For more information, phone Iliana Smith at 360-385-2864, email info@roomtomoveyoga.com or visit www.roomtomoveyoga.com.

Audubon potluck set

PORT TOWNSEND — The Admiralty Audubon Society will host its final public program of the season — a dessert potluck — at the Pope Marine Park Building on Madison Street from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The potluck will be accompanied by David Gluckman's bird photography.

The event is free to the public. Participants are asked to bring desserts to share.

For more information, email Rosemary Sikes at rosemarysikes@olympus.net.

Trail run Sunday

PORT TOWNSEND — The Longest Day of Trails, a 5K run fundraiser for the Jefferson Trail Coalition, will be held at the Port Townsend Shipyard, state Highway 20 and Haines Place, from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The run is on the Larry Scott Trail, starting and finishing at the shipyard.

For more information, phone Jeff Selby at 360-531-2370, email SelbyJL44@gmail.com or visit www.peninsulatrailscoalition.org.

Marching band plays

PORT TOWNSEND — The What Cheer? Brigade, a 19-piece marching band hailing from Providence, R.I., will perform at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St. from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Also performing are the Loyd Family Players, a 10-piece percussion powerhouse from Oakland, Calif.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5 to $10.

All are welcome.

For more information, phone Anna Mulligan at 802-779-3518, email annamulligan@gmail.com or visit www.whatcheerbrigade.com.


Marijuana farms market

BRINNON — Hempapalooza, a medical marijuana farmers market focusing on education, awareness and responsibility, will be held at the Brinnon Herbal Collective, 91 Corey St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The public is welcome, and there are no admission fees. Donations are accepted but not required.

Attendees must have valid medical authorization and identification for all medical cannabis transactions.

Children younger than 18 are not permitted entry without a parent or legal guardian.

For more information, visit www.potstop.net.


Outdoor Club hike

QUILCENE — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Lena Lake Trail on Sunday.

This is a relatively easy hike of 6.0 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 1,300 feet and a high point of 2,000 feet.

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


Genealogy lecture

CHIMACUM — Steve Morse, creator of the one-step website www.stevemorse.org, will present a genealogy lecture at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The lecture is free and open to the public, though donations are welcome.

Morse will present “One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools,” covering the site's Web-based tools for genealogical searches and describing the range of resources available.

The site started out as an aid for finding passenger names in the Ellis Island database. Over the years, it has continued to evolve and today includes about 200 Web-based tools.

For more information, visit www.wajcgs.org, email wajcgs@olympus.net or phone 360-385-9495.

New plant clinic

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Master Gardeners are starting a second plant clinic location at the Chimacum Corner Store, 9122 Rhody Drive, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The clinics are set every other Sunday starting this Sunday until Sept. 28.

The Washington State University Extension office at Point Hudson, 380 Jefferson St., Port Townsend, also is open for questions every Monday until Sept. 29 (except holidays) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The plant clinics are free and open to the public.

A Master Gardener will be at the Chimacum Corner Store to assist with gardening questions and diagnosis of plant problems.

Bagged samples of plant parts — both healthy and damaged sections, including the stem, leaves and flowers — as well as pest samples can help in the diagnosis.

For more information, email Jefferson County WSU Master Gardeners at mastergardenerjefferson@gmail.com.


Two-day bonsai show

SEQUIM — The Dungeness Bonsai Society continues its annual show at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today (Saturday). It began Friday.

A small group of bonsai enthusiasts began meeting monthly in 1976, and this year will mark the 42nd consecutive show given for the public.

Admission is free.

At least 50 plants will be on display, some more than 200 years old.

There will be a demonstration each day on how to create a bonsai from nursery stock or other simple materials.

Docents will be available on-site to answer questions related to bonsai care, such as soil types, fertilizer, watering, pruning, seasonal care and more.

For more information, phone Bob Stack at 360-683-1315.

Dance recital

SEQUIM — Aspire Academy, a music and dance center just west of Sequim, will give its seventh annual spring recital — starring 300 dancers age 3 and older — at the Sequim High School Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The choreographed, costume-rich shows will be at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave., with tickets $7 in advance or $10 at the door.

The theme is “Broadway.” Each class at the academy is dancing to a Broadway-themed song.

For information, visit www.aspireacademy.u; visit Aspire at 160 Harrison Road, No. 1, behind Red Carpet Car Wash; or phone the center at 360-681-3979.

Outdoor Club hike

SEQUIM — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Upper Dungeness River Trail on Saturday.

This trail is 6.8 miles round trip and is moderately easy with an elevation gain of 600 feet and a high point of 3,100 feet.

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

Thrift shop open

SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Featured this month will be summer fashions, games, fine jewelry, household items and furniture, kitchen accessories and framed pictures.

Consignors and volunteers are needed.

For more information, phone 360-683-7044.

Acupressure talk

SEQUIM — East Asian medical practitioner Randy Sorenson will present a talk on acupressure at Nash's Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The talk is free and open to the public.

He will lecture on ways to reduce pain, improve circulation and optimize health, including “AcuZones” for everyday use.

Handouts will be provided.

Sorenson received his degrees from the University of Utah and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, Calif.

He practices acupuncture, acupressure and East Asian medicine in Sequim and surrounding areas.

Summer swallows

SEQUIM — The Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, will host a special “Swallows in Summer” class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

A suggested $5 donation will benefit education programs of the Audubon center.

Ken Wiersema, a local Olympic Peninsula Audubon birder, will discuss the breeding, migration and diet of six species of swallows seen in the local summer skies.

After the class, participants will take a brief field trip in Railroad Bridge Park to view nesting swallows.

For more information or to register, phone the center at 360-681-4076 or email rivercenter@olympus.net.

Yacht club races

SEQUIM — The Oasis Bar and Grill is sponsoring the Thistle District Championship at John Wayne Marina, 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road, on Saturday and Sunday.

Registration at the marina begins Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by a skipper meeting on the lawn. The races will begin immediately after the meeting.

On Sunday, first warning is at 10 a.m. No races will be held after 2 p.m.

Thistle sailboats from all over the Northwest will descend onto Sequim Bay and compete in the Pacific Northwest District Championship.

The regatta is hosted by the Seattle Thistle Fleet No. 61 and the Sequim Bay Yacht & Sailing Club.

For more information, visit www.regattanetwork.com/event/8563.

Bear carver at diner

SEQUIM — Black Bear Diner, 1471 E. Washington St., will host woodcarver Ray Schulz from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Schulz, who recently completed an eight-day annual “Chainsaw for Change” carving tour, will carve two bears at the diner.

All proceeds raised at the carving will be donated to the Captain Joseph House Foundation to help Betsy Reed Schultz, founder, reach her goal of building a “living memorial to her son and to carry on his mission of serving others” in the form of a home capable of housing for respite up to three families of fallen soldiers.

For more information, phone 360-504-2950 or visit www.blackbeardiner.com.

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.


Car club swap meet

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula Dream Machines Car Club will host a swap meet at Fairview Grange, 161 Lake Farm Road, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The cost for a 12-by-20 space is $10.

Participants can bring car parts, tools and other items to sell.

Proceeds will benefit the car club.

For more information, phone 360-808-5445.

TAFY car wash

PORT ANGELES — The Answer For Youth, or TAFY, will hold a car wash from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The car wash will be at Angeles Pawn, 619 E. First St.

Motor homes can be washed with prior notice. Phone ahead to 206-310-9320.


Wild birds at store

GARDINER — Discovery Bay Bird Rescue and the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center will be in the gardens of the Wild Birds Unlimited store, 275953 U.S. Highway 101, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Birds of prey will be on display.

Both centers specialize in the rehabilitation and release of birds, but they do not turn away any wildlife that is in need.

Donations of bird food, live meal worms, suet, aquariums in good condition, dog food, small-animal watering bottles, baby bottles to feed baby deer, powdered goats' milk, KMR, alfalfa, chain link fencing and an enclosed trailer for the release of wildlife are needed, plus financial donations.

For more information, phone 360-797-7100.

Last modified: June 21. 2014 6:39AM
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