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A children's theater audition, a crab feed and a vegetarian potluck are among events planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
For information on The Olympic Music Festival and other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News' weekly entertainment magazine.
Information also is available on the calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.
Cidery soiree Sunday
CHIMACUM — Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 62 Barn Swallow Road, will host its annual Summer Cider Soiree on Sunday afternoon.
The farm will present a featured release of seasonal Lavender Black Currant botanical cider.
Mystery Bay Farms offers limited lavender chèvre and “Elevated Ice Cream Floats,” with variations for all ages.
Wood-fire pizza will emerge hot out of the Dented Buoy oven from noon to 6:30 p.m.
Musical entertainment for the afternoon and evening includes local folk duo Blue Sol playing acoustic guitar tunes from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Special musical guests for the evening concert are Simon Lynge, internationally touring singer/songwriter from Greenland, with his partner, Janna Marit, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
There is a suggested $10 donation for the evening concert.
For more information and directions, visit www.finnriver.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — Children from ages 7 to 16 will audition for Generation Goat Rocket's new show, “Girl Eat Monster,” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Auditions will be at the Chameleon Theater, 800 W. Park Ave.
“Girl Eat Monster,” a fanciful play full of dancing and musical librarians, will be presented Aug. 29-31.
Children are sought to play the parts of librarians, books, heroes and heroines, an anonymous antagonist and a famous writer.
The play will be directed by Phina and Sophie Pipia.
Rehearsals will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 25-29.
For more information, phone Sophie Pipia at 360-774-2965, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.goatrocket.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Wild Rose Chorale, Port Townsend's a cappella vocal ensemble, will present songs from popular Broadway musicals from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The concert will be at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.
Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students and seniors at the door.
For more information, phone Lynn Nowak at 360-385-1402, email email@example.com or visit www.wildrosechorale.org.
Lagoon work party
PORT TOWNSEND — A work party at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Participants will pull scotch broom, spurge laurel and holly, and pick up trash.
To join the party, park at the lot near the bathrooms and walk east toward the Benedict Street entrance, southeast of the small pond, and look for a white Chevy pickup truck with a bright-green volunteer sign.
Participants should wear work clothes and bring work gloves; bring pruners if possible.
Water, tea, treats, garbage bags and scotch broom pullers will be provided.
For more information, phone 360-385-0307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open studio slated
PORT HADLOCK — Stone sculptor Arliss Newcomb will hold a public open studio at 11968 Airport Cutoff Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Joining her are guest artists Ray Hammer, sculpting in metal, and Andrea Zeusche, painting in watercolors and acrylics.
For more information, phone 360-301-1085.
Outdoor Club hike
QUILCENE — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Lower Big Quilcene River Trail on Sunday.
This is a relatively easy hike of 10 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 800 feet and a high point at 2,000 feet.
For start time and location, as well as requirements, email email@example.com.
Fourth Friday read
SEQUIM — Writers on the Spit will host the Fourth Friday Reading at Rainshadow Coffee Bar, 157 W. Cedar St., at 6 p.m. tonight.
Admission is free.
This month's featured writers are Lisa Madelle Bottomley, Doug McGinnes and Juanita Ramsey-Jevne.
The Fourth Friday featured writers are followed by open-mic readings.
Interested writers of poetry and prose can put their names in to be drawn for a five-minute reading.
Guidelines are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Wild West Mikado'
SEQUIM — Readers Theatre Plus and the Peninsula Singers will present “Wild West Mikado,” Wes Finlay's adaptation of Gilbert & Sullivan's light opera.
Curtain times are at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Valley Lions Club will hold its fourth annual Crab Feed at Pioneer Park, 387 E. Washington St., from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Each crab dinner is $25, with $2 off for veterans with identification.
Music will be provided by the Old Sidekicks and Buck Ellard.
Beer, wine, pizza by Domino's, a silent auction and raffle prizes are planned.
All proceeds benefit the Lions Club and local charities.
For more information, phone George Dooley at 562-233-0912.
Bike fun run set
SEQUIM — The Follow the Flame Motorcycle Fun Run will start at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane, on Saturday.
Registration is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Riders are $15 each, with a cost of $5 for a passenger.
A hot dog chili feed, hot air balloon rides and T-shirts will be offered.
Proceeds will benefit the Dream Catcher Balloon Program.
For more information, phone Julie Broadwell at 425-242-8246, phone Crystal Stout at 360-601-2433, email email@example.com or visit www.dreamcatcherballoon.org.
Mosaic step stones
SEQUIM — Around Again will offer a free repurposing class at 22 Gilbert Road at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Jason Robins' class will teach how to create stepping stones using scrap ceramic tile and concrete.
To RSVP, phone 360-683-7862.
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 ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System will host a “FareWelcome!” celebration to bid farewell to retiring director Paula Barnes and to welcome incoming director Margaret Jakubcin from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today.
The event will be at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
Light refreshments will be served.
There will be no speeches.
Health care issues
PORT ANGELES — A meeting to discuss health care issues with the Veterans Administration is set for 1 p.m. today.
The meeting will be at the Veterans Center, 216 S. Francis St.
For more information, phone 360-457-5251.
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will host an open house at its research facility, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Everyone is welcome to come and use its books, computer databases and volunteers' expertise to research family history.
A beginning genealogy class also will be given from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The class will introduce the beginner to methods used to record family history and how to evaluate and find records.
A $5 donation is requested to cover the cost of materials.
To preregister or for more information, phone 360-417-5000 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. today.
Country fair planned
PORT ANGELES — Soroptimist International of Port Angeles (noon club) will celebrate Soroptimist Strong with an old-fashioned country fair at Armory Square Mall, 228 W. First St., at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is $10 at the door. Prospective Soroptimist members are admitted free with a Soroptimist member.
Line dancing lessons, a photo booth, a petting area provided by the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society and booths featuring information and items for sale, including food, beer and wine, are planned.
Proceeds will benefit Soroptimist projects.
PAFAC open house
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center will host a fun fair and open house at the center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The events are free and open to the public.
Attendees will see the different programs the arts center offers and learn about volunteer opportunities.
Plein air painters will give demonstrations, and artists will paint children's faces. There will be music, door prizes and the exhibit “Vulnerable Creatures” in the gallery, plus the new Art Outside sculptures this year in the Art Park.
For more information, phone 360-457-3532 or visit www.pafac.org.
Outdoor Club hike
PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Sunrise Ridge Trail on Saturday.
This is a moderately easy hike of 5.2 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 1,000 feet and a high point at 5,500 feet.
For start time and location, as well as requirements, email email@example.com.
PORT ANGELES — The Parents of Minors, or PoM, with Developmental Disabilities Support & Social Group will meet for a potluck at HTLC Fellowship Hall, 301 E. Lopez Ave., from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The free potluck is for families of minors with developmental disabilities and is a place to make new friends, join a supportive community, learn about available resources and let kids play.
Toys, movies and coloring are planned.
Visitors are asked to bring food to share or just come and join the conversation.
For more information, phone 360-797-3602, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.clallammosaic.org.
Deaf Picnic on tap
PORT ANGELES — The sixth annual Deaf Picnic will be held at Dean and Michele Mangiantini's residence, 26 Walker Ranch Road, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
This event is a potluck. Bring enough food for 20 to 40 people, a cooler with ice and a chair.
Corn on the cob, coffee, tea, water, soda pop, hamburger and hot dogs will be offered.
There will be $1 raffle tickets for door prizes.
No Sequim Deaf Coffee House meetings are planned in July and August.
For more information, email email@example.com.
PORT ANGELES — The OlyPen Vegetarian Education Group will host its monthly vegetarian community potluck at the Renaissance, 401 E. Front St., at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Visitors can partake in eating, have conversations about a plant-based diet, receive cooking inspiration, share favorite plant-based recipes and make new friends.
This month also features a live presentation on how to grow sprouts at home.
Each dish brought should include an ingredient list or recipe to share.
Attendees should bring their own serving and eating utensils and plates.
RSVPs are appreciated.
For more information, phone Lynley Welte at 360-912-1303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Car show Sunday
PORT ANGELES — A car show at Boomtown Fireworks will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Boomtown Fireworks is next to the Walmart Supercenter at 3411 E. Kolonels Way/
Admission to the car show is free.
Classic cars, custom cars and bikes will be shown.
For more information, phone 360-797-3646.
Youth surf camp
LAPUSH — The annual Surfing and Traditions Youth Camp is planned at First Beach from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is free, but space is limited.
Young people 10 to 18 years old and their parents are welcome.
The camp is sponsored by the Quileute Housing Authority Youth Programs, Surfrider Foundation, Coast Guard Station Quillayute River, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Quileute Tribal Council.