WEEKEND: Sea star survey, dog show, band performance among offerings on Peninsula

Peninsula Daily News

NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, July 25.

Dog shows, a sea star survey and a summer band performance that also provides a little history are among the activities planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

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


Kennel Club dog shows

SEQUIM — The Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club will host All-Breed Dog Shows at Sequim High School's football field, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Obedience and rally trials will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

On Saturday and Sunday, the All-Breed Dog Shows will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

These shows consist of conformation, obedience and rally.Almost 700 dogs are expected Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, visit www.hrkc.org/events.htm.

Garage, plant sale

SEQUIM — Sponsored by the Sequim Guild of Seattle Children's Hospital, the eighth annual Garage & Plant Sale will be held at 81 Timothy Lane today through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

All proceeds go for uncompensated care at Seattle Children's Hospital.

For more information, contact Carol Labbe at 360-683-7130 or cjlabbe@olypen.com, or visit www.sequimguild.org.

Artists wanted

SEQUIM — Sunday is the deadline for dropping off artwork for the Museum & Arts Center's August show, “Simply Black and White.”

Art is to be dropped off between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the center at 175 W. Cedar St.

All media is accepted. Art must reflect artists' representation of the theme.

Two-dimensional work must be under 50 pounds, not exceed 40 inches wide and be framed and wired for hanging with no saw tooth hangers.

Three-dimensional art over 50 pounds must be preapproved and placed by the artist.

Space is limited. Art is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The show will be displayed Wednesday through Aug. 30.

A reception for the artists will be held during the First Friday Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 1.

Entry fees apply.

For an entry form and more information, visit www.macsequim.org.

Food drive slated

SEQUIM — Clallam County Fair royalty will host a food drive for the Sequim Food Bank at QFC, 990 E. Washington St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The food bank is in need of brown rice, beans and peanut butter.

To also help those affected by recent wildfires, all financial donations will be given to a food bank in devastated areas in Eastern Washington.

For more information, phone Christine Paulsen, Clallam County Fair royalty chair, at 360-461-1866.

Shoji screens

SEQUIM — The woodworking skills needed to make shoji screens will be taught at Around Again, 22 Gilbert Road, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The class is free, but registration is required.

The Japanese shoji screens are made out of hollow-core doors.

Email info@aroundagainstore.org, phone 360-683-7862 or visit www.aroundagainstore.org.

Church yard sale

SEQUIM — The men of Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church will host their annual yard sale in the church parking lot, 925 N. Sequim Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

All proceeds from the sale will go to local charities.

Last year's sale brought in $4,500, which was divided among the Sequim Food Bank, Sequim Community Aid and Serenity House.

The youth of the church will sell snacks and drinks during the yard sale.

Those proceeds will go toward purchasing school supplies for a Panama orphanage the youth group supports.

Planting for fall, winter

SEQUIM — Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardener David Rambin will talk about growing vegetables during the fall and winter season at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The lecture will be at the Master Gardeners' Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road.

Rambin will explain the types and varieties of plants suited for fall and winter harvest, planting dates and site preparation, and other practices for extending the growing season.

He will discuss harvest and storage methods designed to keep fresh vegetables available to eat during the winter months.

Although the presentation is free, donations are welcome.

For more information, phone WSU Master Gardeners of Clallam County at 360-565-2679.

Equality discussion

SEQUIM — A free discussion on the equality of men and women is set at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The event, which is open to the public, will be moderated by the local Baha'i community.

For more information, phone Nancy Hoffman at 360-582-0022.

Outdoor Club hike

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

This is a moderately easy hike of 6.8 miles round trip, 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.

Sunday breakfast

SEQUIM — A $5 Sunday breakfast will be prepared and served at VFW Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St., from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday.

All are welcome.

Breakfasts will be held every Sunday.

For more information, phone Amber Wheeler at 360-683-9546, email secretary@vfwpost4760.com or visit www.vfwpost4760.com.

Yoga class set Sunday

SEQUIM — A Farm Flow yoga class will be held at the old Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

There is a suggested donation of $8; first-timers are free.

This upbeat community flow class is led by instructor Julia Buggy.

The class features alignment cues, core work, moving with breath, followed by a deep relaxation.

All ages and levels welcome.

Participants should bring a mat.


Hymn sing by the sea

PORT ANGELES — An inaugural hymn sing is planned at the Washington Music Festival at George Washington Inn & Estate, 939 Finn Hall Road, at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The free event will be directed by hymn writer and musician Frank Garlock.

Visitors are asked to bring lawn chairs.

For more information, visit www.washingtonmusicfestival.org.

Beach cleanup

PORT ANGELES — The Marine Resources Committee will host a beach cleanup at Ediz Hook and Harborview Park at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Bags, gloves and snacks will be provided.

Volunteers are needed.

For more information, phone Emily Larson at 360-565-6971.

PAHS car wash

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School choirs are hosting a car wash at the Chevron gas station, 601 E. First St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Choir member are raising funds for their 2015 spring break trip to New York City.

More than 100 members of four choirs are planning to sing at several locations, see some Broadway shows and visit the Statue of Liberty during the trip.

For more information, phone Kim O'Keefe at 360-808-2052.

Walk for Life slated

PORT ANGELES — My Choices will host a 5K Walk for Life at Hollywood Beach at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Teams or individuals can run, walk or stroll.

Registration is $10.

The goal of the walk is to raise $25,000 in donations and pledges for My Choices, a pregnancy medical resource organization that does not offer abortions or provide referrals for them.

My Choices has clinics in Port Angeles and Sequim.

Register for the walk or donate online at www.mychoicespartners.org.

Vegetarian potluck

PORT ANGELES — The OlyPen Vegetarian Education Group will host its monthly vegetarian community potluck at Renaissance, 401 E. Front St., at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Vegetarians, vegans and anyone curious about living a plant-based lifestyle are encouraged to come.

Each dish should include an ingredient list or recipe to share.

Participants are asked to bring serving utensils, eating utensils and a plate.

Pamela Ziemann of Elemental Cuisine will give a short presentation on effectively communicating about GMOs with friends and family.

All ages are welcome.

RSVPs are appreciated.

For more information, phone 360-912-1303 or email olypenveg@gmail.com.

Sequim Rideshare is available.

TAFY car wash

PORT ANGELES — The Answer For Youth, or TAFY, will host a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

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

Sea star survey set

PORT ANGELES — A Citizen Science Sea Star Wasting Survey will take place at the Freshwater Bay County Park boat ramp, 300 Freshwater Bay Road, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

This free monthly survey assesses local populations for sea star wasting disease.

In June, volunteers saw 6 percent of the sea stars showing signs of wasting disease.

Wear layers and boots that can get muddy.

For more information, email Helle Anderson at hellea@feiromarinelifecenter.org or visit www.feiromarinelifecenter.org.

Norwegian dance

PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway group will host its weekly Norwegian dance at 131 W. Fifth St. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Dance instruction is planned before the dance at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is $2 for members and $3 for nonmembers.

This is an all-ages, no-smoking and no-alcohol event.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/SonsOfNorwayOfPortAngeles.


Friday fusion dance

PORT TOWNSEND — A Fourth Friday Fusion Partner Dance will be held at Madrona MindBody, 200 Battery Way, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight.

Admission is $12; the cost is $6 for those 28 and younger.

Cheri Van Hoover will teach a rhythm patterns lesson.

Participants explore dances based upon the quick-quick-slow rhythm pattern and play with transitioning smoothly from one dance style to another by maintaining a consistent rhythm pattern.

For more information, phone Nelia Swayze at 360-344-4475, email info@madronamindbody.com or visit www.madronamindbody.com.


Outdoor Club hike

QUILCENE — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Mount Jupiter Trail on Saturday.

This is a difficult hike of 14.4 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 3,600 feet and a high point of 5,701 feet.

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


'Great War' talk

FORKS — Rod Fleck will give a presentation, “A Bullet and Three Cousins: How the Great War Began,” at Peninsula College's Forks Extension, 481 S. Forks Ave., at 7 p.m. Friday.

One hundred years ago this month, World War I, also known as the “Great War” and the “War 
to End All Wars,” broke out in Europe.

Between July 28, 1914, and Nov. 11, 1918, more than 16 million persons, military and civilian, lost their lives in World War 1.

Fleck will share about the war, how it started and how intense the month of July was 100 years ago across the European continent.

Film clips from the time period will illustrate the era and the direct role the cousins King George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsar Nicholas II played in the start of war.

Fleck is Forks' city attorney, a history buff and teaches occasional classes at Peninsula College in Forks.

The event is free and open to the public.

Family Festival slated

FORKS — The inaugural western hoedown Family Festival is set from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The festival will be at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

The festival will have 14 events. Games, prizes and food are planned.

All are welcome.

VFW marathon bingo

FORKS — The VFW, 110 S. Spartan Ave., will hold a marathon bingo event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Funds raised will benefit scholarships and other VFW community service projects.

Last modified: July 24. 2014 10:13PM
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