WEEKEND BRIEFS: Dog park anniversary, Habitat home open house among Peninsula offerings

Peninsula Daily News

NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, Aug. 8.

AMONG EVENTS ACROSS the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend, a dog park will celebrate its anniversary in Sequim, the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock will mark its anniversary — and Habitat for Humanity will show off its latest home in Port Angeles.


Smoothie talk set

SEQUIM — Raw food chef Pamela Ziemann will talk about “The Power of Organic Smoothies” at Nash's Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, at 4:30 p.m. today.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Ziemann will share ideas for smoothies that include organic fruits and veggies to both hydrate and nourish, as well as the difference between organic and genetically modified food.

Ziemann is a certified facilitator of the World Peace Diet and has taught leadership skills and personal development courses since 1996.

For more information, visit www.nashsorganicproduce.com.

60th reunion

SEQUIM — The Sequim High School Class of 1954 will celebrate its 60th reunion today through Sunday.

The reunion will begin at Pat Gordon's home at 4 p.m. today.

Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast will be at the Mariners Cafe at 707 S. Washington St.

For more information, phone Judy Markley at 360-683-7845.

Book discussions

SEQUIM — A Second Saturday Sequim Book Discussion will be held at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The event is free and open to the public.

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier will be discussed.

Registration is not required, and drop-ins are welcome.

Copies of the book are available through the library catalog.

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

Winter veggie growing

SEQUIM — Peninsula College will offer a “Fall and Winter Vegetable” course taught by Anne Burkhardt at the Sequim Education Center, 120 W. Spruce St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Burkhardt will show how to start home-grown lettuce and other vegetables, even in December.

Start vegetable plants from seeds and take them home at the end of class.

There is a fee of $25.50.

To register, visit www.pencol.edu/ce/register.

Benefit sale today

SEQUIM — The ninth annual Shipley Center Benefit Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday.

The sale will be at the QFC shopping center, Bell Creek Plaza, 990 E. Washington St., Suites E-104 and E-105.

The sale supports the Shipley Center, Sequim's senior center, and scholarships.

Dog park birthday

SEQUIM — The Sequim Dog Park marks its seventh “birthday” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with KSQM's Pet Day as part of Pet Lovers Week.

The party is at the dog park in Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

There will be vendors, booths, food, raffles and a demonstration at noon of K-9 Chase of the Sequim Police Department.

Pets are welcome.

Vet appreciation

SEQUIM — A free Veterans Appreciation Day will be held at Home Depot, 1145 W. Washington St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Several veterans service organizations (MOAA, American Legion, VFW, Marine Corps League, etc.) will be on hand to answer questions about their organizations.

There will be a dollar-per-ticket or six-for-$5 raffle. Prizes range from a gas grill and patio furniture to power tools.

Money from the raffle will go to a local veterans project. Food and snacks will be served.

Book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of the Sequim Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be at the Sequim Library 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Compassionate Friends

SEQUIM — The North Olympic chapter of Compassionate Friends will host a picnic at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The picnic will be at the Voice of America Campground in the Dungeness Recreation Area.

Hot dogs and burgers will be supplied. Participants are encouraged to bring side dishes to share.

The group will release hundreds of monarch butterflies representing children members have lost.

Compassionate Friends is a grief support group for those whose children have died.

For more information, visit www.compassionatefriends.org.

Free flights for youth

SEQUIM — Children from 8 to 17 can experience flight at a Young Eagle Rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The rally will be at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane, off Old Olympic Highway.

Young aviators must bring their parents to provide permission for a free airplane ride.

The rally is hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 430.

Outdoor Club hike

SEQUIM — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Mount Townsend Trail on Saturday.

This is a moderately difficult hike of 8.2 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 2,900 feet and a high point of 6,280 feet.

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

65th reunion

SEQUIM — The Sequim High School Class of 1949 will begin its 65th reunion Saturday.

A social hour and dinner are set for 5 p.m. at Paradise Restaurant, 703 N. Sequim Ave.

On Sunday, the group will join the Pioneer Picnic at the Sequim Prairie Grange on Macleay Road.

For more information, phone Bonnie McInnes at 360-683-6830.

Deaf Coffee House

SEQUIM — The Deaf Coffee House will take a trip to Hurricane Ridge at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

To carpool, meet at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center at 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles.

Beneficial insects

SEQUIM — A Class Act presentation about the beneficial aspects of wasp and hornets is planned at the Master Gardener Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Veteran Master Gardener and former Master Gardener Program Coordinator Laurel Moulton will talk about identification and habits of common members of the Vespid family (“true wasps”), how gardeners benefit from the activities of these insects and recommended techniques for trapping and managing nuisance hornet and wasp colonies.

Entomologist Jerry Freilich will talk on the vast diversity of bees and wasps in Clallam County, each with its own food prey, habitat and behavior.

Veteran Master Gardeners Dee Sudduth and Cindy Eriksen will be available to answer insect questions, get insect samples identified and help attendees learn more about the insects in the demonstration garden, including the thriving honeybee colony that is established there.

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

Pioneer picnic

SEQUIM— The Pioneer picnic at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, starts at noon Sunday.

Those attending should bring a salad, main dish or dessert.

Drinks, along with plates and utensils, are provided.

For more information, phone Bud Knapp at 360-683-7461 or Loretta Grant at 360-683-3194.

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 community class is led by instructor Julia Buggy.

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

All ages and levels are welcome.

Participants should bring a mat.


Peace meditation

PORT ANGELES — InSpired! Gifts, 124 W. First St., will host a free global peace meditation at 9 a.m. today.

Attendees are encouraged to bring cushions or chairs.

Registration for the online streaming event is at www.ladybud.com.

For more information, phone Merala Heins at 360-504-2590 or email beinspired@olypen.com.

Garden walk slated

PORT ANGELES — Home gardeners can get timely advice from local experts about vegetable gardening at the Fifth Street Community Garden, 328 E. Fifth St., from noon to 1 p.m. today.

The event is part of “Lunch in the Garden,” an educational series sponsored by WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners.

During the event, local Master Gardeners lead a fast-paced, one-hour walk through the community garden to show home gardeners what needs to be done in vegetable gardens at that time and what problems are likely to appear.

This month, veteran Master Gardeners Bob Cain, Laurel Moulton and Jeanette Stehr-Green will talk about cleaning produce, dealing with powdery mildew, harvesting garlic, how to get tomatoes to ripen, fall gardening, crop rotation and more.

“Lunch in the Garden” walks are free and open to the public.

For more information, phone 360-417-2279.

Sol Duc Volkswalk

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers will meet for a free walk to the Sol Duc falls at Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 U.S. Highway 101, at 8:45 a.m. Saturday.

All walkers must sign up between 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m., and no pets are allowed.

A national park pass is required. It is $5 per car for the day.

This trail is a 6 KM (3.5-miles) or 10 KM (10.2-mile) walk.

For more information, phone George Christensen at 360-697-2172.

Square dancing set

PORT ANGELES — The Strait Wheelers will host a free evening of square dancing at the Sons of Norway Hall, 131 W. Fifth St., from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Caller Janolyn Keller will guide dancers through moves to old-time country tunes, jazz, classical, rock and rap.

For more information, phone 360-457-3912.

TAFY car wash

PORT ANGELES — The Answer For Youth will hold a car wash at Angeles Pawn, 619 E. First St., (across from Swain's) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Motor homes can be done with prior notice. Phone 206-310-9320.

Habitat open house

PORT ANGELES — Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County will host an open house at its newest home, located at 1001 E. Third St., at noon Saturday.

The home will belong to Alicia Hernandez and her family, who have invested 300 hours of their own labor building the home alongside Habitat volunteers.

This home is the first of three to be completed by the organization this year.

The Hernandez home was donated by Chase Bank as part of its Community Reinvestment Program.

For more information about the event or to learn how to get involved with Habitat, visit www.habitatclallam.org or phone 360-681-6780.

PAHS car wash

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School choirs will raise funds for their 2015 spring break trip to New York City at a car wash from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The car wash will be at the Chevron gas station, 601 E. First St.

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

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

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 beforehand 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.


Kayak Rendezvous

PORT TOWNSEND — The 16th annual West Coast Wooden Kayak Rendezvous will begin at noon today.

The free rendezvous at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend will continue until 3 p.m. Sunday.

Participants are welcome to bring their home-made kayaks and canoes or just come and enjoy the boats and activities.

Strip-built and stitch-and-glue-constructed boats will be displayed as well as traditional skin-on-frame and folding kayaks.

Demonstrations will cover some of the basic processes of kayak construction.

There will be a group dinner at the Beach Kitchen Shelter on Saturday evening.

The gathering is sponsored by Redfish Kayaks.

For more information, contact Joe Greely at 360-808-5488 or joe@redfishkayak.com, or visit www.redfishkayak.com.

Sunday Salsa Night

PORT TOWNSEND — Manresa Castle, 651 Cleveland St., will host a Second Sunday Salsa Night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $7.

Lessons and dancing will be in the Banquet Room.

Beginner salsa lessons are from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and rumba lessons are from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Both are taught by Tom Fairhall and Jean Bettanny.

The DJ dance from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. will be a Latin mix of salsa, samba, rumba, cha cha, bachata and merengue.

For more information, phone 360-379-6609.


Boat school fete

PORT HADLOCK — The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding will mark its 33rd anniversary with an open house and boat rendezvous from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The school's shops at 42 N. Water St. will be open for tours, and all of its boats will be available to see.

The Port Townsend Pocket Yachters and the Puget Sound chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association will co-sponsor on-water activities.

For more information, contact Pete Leenhouts at 360-385-4948 or info@nwboatschool.org, or visit www.nwboatschool.org.


Hempapalooza set

BRINNON — A Hempapalooza, a medical marijuana farmers market and educational event, will be held at 91 Corey St. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

All marijuana transactions require medical authorization.

Local vendors with non-marijuana products are welcome and encouraged.

There are no vendor or admissions fees.

Hempapalooza is a grass-roots movement aimed at raising awareness about medical marijuana.

For more information, phone Nicole Black at 360-301-0844, email coleyblack@gmail.com or visit www.potstop.net.


Orca documentary

FORKS — Peninsula College will bring a documentary and a discussion about Luna, a young orca who was abandoned, to the Forks Extension site tonight.

The documentary, “The Whale,” will begin at 7 p.m. at 481 S. Forks Ave. It is free to the public.

Richard Osborne, who was contracted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 2005 to lead the reintroduction of Luna to its native habitat, will lead a discussion after the film.

Osborne will answer questions and talk about the challenges that come with attempting to manage interactions between people and wildlife, especially when the wildlife is a large, intelligent predator capable of bonding with people.

Separated from family and pod, Luna became determined to make friends with people. The documentary explores the ethical and practical questions that arose as people tried to help Luna.

For more information on the film series, phone 360-374-3223.

Healthy Families Fair

FORKS — A Healthy Families Fair is planned at Forks High School, 261 Spartan Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Forks Community Hospital and Swedish Medical Center are sponsoring free activities and information about how to keep families healthy.

Programs will include free eye exams, tours of an ambulance, a bike rodeo, free blood pressure checks, health talks, raffles and prizes, and gun safety.


Outdoor Club hike

HOODSPORT — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Mildred Lakes Trail on Sunday.

This is a difficult hike of 9 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 2,500 feet and a high point of 4,100 feet.

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

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