WEEKEND: Rainforest Run, painting contest, Edensaw anniversary among Peninsula offerings

Peninsula Daily News

NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, Aug. 15.

The Rainforest Run offers entertainment in Forks, an outdoor painting contest deadline approaches in Port Angeles, and Edensaw celebrates an anniversary in Port Townsend.

These are among the activities planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

For more on the arts, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment magazine.

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


Rainforest Run

FORKS — The sixth annual Rainforest Run offers motorcycle rides and entertainment today through Sunday.

Motorcyclists can camp for free at Cycle Camp, 1071 Mora Road, where all events are planned.

Organizers say everyone is invited to enjoy the entertainment.

Registration opens at 10 a.m. today.

At 6 p.m. today, the Soul Ducks will perform, with Twice Baked at 9 p.m.

On Saturday, registration will open at 9 am., followed by a Poker Run at 10 a.m., with awards presented at 5 p.m.

Linda Waterfall will perform at 6 p.m. and Indubious at 8 p.m.

The Miss Rainforest Run Contest will be at 10 p.m.

On Sunday, the shirt and pin booth will open at 9 a.m.

Riders will meet at noon by the train in Tillicum Park for the Hoh Rain Forest Fun Run.

For more information, visit www.rainforestrun.com or phone 360-374-8665.


FORKS — The Washington Dental Service Foundation SmileMobile will continue to offer services today and Monday.

The mobile unit, which travels the state offering dental services to children who might not otherwise have access to dental care, will be at the Bogachiel Medical Clinic, 390 Founders Way.

Hours began Thursday. Today, hours are from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Monday hours are from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Dental exams can be scheduled by phoning 888-286-9105.


Kids’ salmon derby

SEKIU — The Clallam Bay-Sekiu Lions Club will host its annual Kids Salmon Derby beginning at 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

Registration for the derby for children 5-14 years old will be at Van Riper’s Resort, 280 Front St., and Olson’s Resort, 444 Front St.

Prizes and refreshments are planned.

For more information, phone Adam Campbell at 360-461-6701 or Roy Morris at 360-963-2442.


Street ride

PORT ANGELES — The third annual “No Reason . . . Just Ride,” featuring street stunt riders Jason Britton and Eric Hoenshell, will be at Port Angeles Power Equipment, 2624 E. U.S. Highway 101, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Registration will be at 9 a.m. and costs $20, which includes a T-shirt and donation to American Legion Riders.

This event benefits American Legion Riders Post 29 in Port Angeles.

Food will be available from Silver Spruce Coffee Co.

For more information, phone Port Angeles Power Equipment at 360-452-4652.

Outdoor Club hike

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Happy Lake Trail on Saturday and the Grand Valley Trail on Sunday.

Saturday’s hike is moderately difficult. It is 10 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 3,900 feet and a high point of 5,280 feet.

Sunday’s hike also is considered moderately difficult. It is 9.8 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 2,400 feet and a high point of 6,450 feet.

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


Talk on Russia set

SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon today.

The event is free. New members are welcome.

The topic for this meeting is “Russia’s Latest Land Grab.”

The March-April 2014 edition of Foreign Affairs, a bimonthly journal published by Council on Foreign Relations, says: “Russia’s annexation of Crimea is Moscow’s latest attempt to maintain influence in a post-Soviet state by creating a so-called frozen conflict, in which a splinter territory remains under Russian protection and beyond the control of the central government.”

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

Young eagle rally

SEQUIM — Free airplane rides will be offered to children ages 8 through 17 at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Parents or guardians must attend.

For more information, contact Richard Bielawa at 360-681-4441 or rlbielawa@mindspring.com.

‘Harvey’ auditions

SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts will hold auditions for “Harvey” in the Gathering Hall of the center, 414 N. Sequim Ave., at 3 p.m. Saturday.

“Harvey” is a comedy that centers around an affable man who has an imaginary companion: a 6-foot-tall rabbit named Harvey.

The play calls for five women and six men ranging in age from 15 to 65.

Director Olivia Shea said auditions are open to all. She has asked that those who would like to be part of the production team also come to the auditions.

“Harvey” is the second main stage production of Olympic Theatre Arts’ 2014-15 season and will open Nov. 7. The comedy will be performed during three weekends, closing Nov. 23.

Scripts for “Harvey” auditions are available at the center’s office. A copy of the play also will be on reserve at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information, phone Shea at 360-683-8150 or the office at 360-683-7326.

Thrift shop

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

The shop at 204 W. Bell St. will offer white-tagged items that are half-priced.

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 admitted free.

The class, led by instructor Julia Buggy, 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.


Supreme Court justices

PORT TOWNSEND — State Supreme Court Justices Debra Stephens and Mary Yu will address the public at a forum at 5:30 p.m. today.

Joining them at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St., will be two Jefferson County jurists: Superior Court Judge Keith Harper and District Court Judge Jill Landes.

For more information, phone 360-390-4134.

YMCA Thrive

PORT TOWNSEND — “An Enchanted Garden Soiree,” sponsored by the Jefferson County YMCA, will be held in an artists’ garden at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The $50 ticket includes an evening of music, local foods prepared by Jefferson Healthcare chef Arran Stark and a silent and live auction.

Tickets can be purchased by phoning the YMCA office at 360-385-5811.

Proceeds will support the Jefferson County YMCA and Exercise and Thrive program, a post-cancer-care health and wellness program delivered at Jefferson Healthcare and now in its third year.

This year’s live and silent auction items include a round of golf and lunch for four at the Cedars at Dungeness, a wine-tasting for 10 at FairWinds Winery, personal care gift certificates, one pizza per month for a year from Ferino’s and a photography workshop with Keith Lazelle.

For a full listing of auction items, visit www.gardensoiree.org.

Edensaw anniversary

PORT TOWNSEND — Edensaw World Headquarters will celebrate 30 years of history from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The celebration at 211 Seton Road will boast demonstrations by such vendors as Festool, Saw Stop, Blum and the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Better Half will provide dance music.

Port Townsend Brewing will serve beer and food as a fundraiser for the Edensaw Community Cancer Foundation.

For more information, visit www.edensaw.com.

Audubon field trip

PORT TOWNSEND — Admiralty Audubon will take a field trip to Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park, near Haines Place Park-N-Ride, at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The trip is led by Ron Sikes.

For more information, phone 360-385-0307 or email sikes@olympus.net.

Author book signing

PORT TOWNSEND — Author David J. Langum Sr. will sign his new book, Quite Contrary: The Litigious Life of Mary Bennett Love, at the Writers’ Workshoppe/Imprint bookstore, 820 Water St., at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Langum, a regular spring and summer resident of Port Townsend, has written eight books in history and biography and has received several book awards and prizes for his writing.

Mary Bennett arrived in California in 1843 and separated from her husband in Yerba Buena (San Francisco) in 1845.

She acquired a Mexican land grant in Santa Clara by forging her son’s name on the naturalization and land grant petitions. Later she gained more land by simply squatting on public lands and became well-off.

Langum asserts that the key to her success was that she was willing to be contrary and ignore the conventional role of domesticity.

For more information, phone 360-379-2617.

Boatbuilder talk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding and the Northwest Maritime Center will present experiential educator and international boatbuilder Lance Lee at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Lee will speak on “Joseph Conrad and the Tremolino” in the Northwest Maritime Center’s Maritime Meeting Room, 431 Water St.

The speaker is noted for his re-creations of historic watercraft, including a one-third-scale model of Joseph Conrad’s Tremolino.

For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/PDN-LanceLee.

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