WEEKEND: Film showing, homeless dogs walk, blues concert among Peninsula offerings

Peninsula Daily News

NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, Aug. 1.

The film “The Strong People,” a walk to benefit homeless dogs and a free lunchtime blues concert are among the activities planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

For more about Centrum’s Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival & Workshop performances this weekend, as well as other arts news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment magazine.

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


Breastfeeding feted

PORT ANGELES — A World Breastfeeding Week Celebration will be held at Jefferson Elementary School, 218 E. 12th St., from noon to 2 p.m. today.

The public is invited to attend.

Food, breastfeeding information, giveaways, raffle baskets and breastfeeding support are planned.

For more information, phone the Clallam County WIC office at 360-417-2352.

Diaper, wipe drive

PORT ANGELES — My Choices Pregnancy Medical Resource Center will sponsor a diaper and wipe drive at City Pier from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Live music will be provided by Kings of the Wild Frontier, Revolution Worship Team, Give ’em Heaven and First Baptist Church Praise Team.

Admission is a packet of disposable diapers or wipes.

All donations and proceeds directly benefit the My Choices nonprofit.

For more information, phone First Baptist Church at 360-457-3313.

Elwha dam documentary

PORT ANGELES — Screenings of the award-winning film “The Strong People” will be held Sunday.

The first screening will be at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E. First St., at 11 a.m. Filmmakers will be in attendance during this showing.

The second will be an outdoor screening at ToadLily International Hostel, 105 E. Fifth St., at 8 p.m.

“The Strong People” is a documentary chronicling the largest dam-removal project in U.S. history on the Elwha River in Olympic National Park.

All screenings are free and open to the public, but the filmmakers ask attendees to consider a $3 donation to recoup travel and screening fees.

For more information, visit www.thestrongpeople.com.

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 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.


Discussion group

SEQUIM — “Energy Independence” will be the topic of the Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group from 10 a.m. to noon today.

The group will meet at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The event is free. New members are welcome.

Discussion topics, which concern domestic and foreign policy issues, are taken from the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions 2014 Briefing Book and from Foreign Affairs, the bimonthly publication of the Council on Foreign Relations.

For more information, phone John Pollock at 360-683-9622, email jcpollock@olypen.com or visit www.tinyurl.com/SequimGreatDecisionsDiscussion.

‘Tails to Trails’ walk

SEQUIM — The Welfare for Animals Guild will host a walk to benefit homeless dogs Saturday.

The walk, “Tails to Trails,” will be at Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with the walk opening at 9:30 a.m.

A minimum donation of $25 is required to register the day of the walk.

Contests for dogs, games, raffles, a silent auction and more are on tap.

For more information, visit www.wagsequimwa.org.

Outdoor Club hikes

SEQUIM — The Olympic Outdoor Club plans two hikes this weekend.

Saturday’s hike will be of the Royal Basin Trail.

This is a moderately difficult hike of 14 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 2,650 feet and a high point of 5,100 feet.

On Sunday, club members will hike the Tubal Cain Mine Trail, a moderately difficult hike of 12 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 2,000 feet and a high point of 5,200 feet.

For start times and locations, as well as requirements, email olympic.outdoor@gmail.com.

Author to read

SEQUIM — Author R. Anne Moore will read from her newly published novel, A School for the Dead, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The reading will be at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road.

Moore is a professor of education at Willamette University in Salem, Ore.

Farm Flow yoga

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 admitted free.

The class, led by instructor Julia Buggy, features alignment cues, core work and moving with breath.

All ages and levels are welcome. Participants should bring a mat.

Scott to perform

SEQUIM — Jim Scott will perform at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 73 Howe Road, at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Admission to the performance will be by donation.

Proceeds will benefit Ministry Assisting Neighbors In Need With Agape — MANNA — which provides assistance for drug and alcohol evaluations, utilities, driver’s-test expenses, some medical prescriptions, employer-directed work clothes and transit passes in the Port Angeles area.

Scott’s music celebrates “peace, justice and the Earth,” according to the fellowship.

He will include Pete Seeger songs and personal remembrances of him.

For more details, visit www.olympicuuf.org or phone 360-417-2665.


Authors to read

PORT TOWNSEND — An evening reading with authors Bill Ransom and Brian Herbert is planned at the Writers’ Workshoppe and Imprint Books, 820 Water St., at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Ransom has published six novels, six poetry collections, numerous short stories and articles.

Learning the Ropes, a collection of poetry, short fiction and essays, was billed as “a creative autobiography.”

His poetry has been nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

Twice he was awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.

His most recent novel is Jaguar.

Herbert is the author of multiple New York Times best-sellers. He has won numerous literary honors and has been nominated for the highest awards in science fiction.

For more information, contact Anna Quinn at 360-379-2617 or annaquinn@writersworkshoppe.com.

PT Library celebrates

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Library will celebrate its return to its Carnegie location from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The library has moved back to the renovated century-old building at 1220 Lawrence St. from the Mountain View Commons, 1919 Blaine St., where it had operated for more than two years.

Music, a book signing and tours of the new space are planned.

For more information, visit www.ptpubliclibrary.org or phone 360-385-3181.

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