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TOURS OF A historic rescue tug/cutter, a comic book swap meet and an open house for rock and gem lovers are planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
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Karaoke at Hilltop
PORT TOWNSEND — The Hilltop Tavern, 2510 W. Sims Way, will host “Karaoke with Louie's World” from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. today.
Karaoke is held the second and fourth Friday of each month.
For more information, phone 360-385-0101 or find Hilltop Tavern on Facebook.
PORT TOWNSEND — A historic 143-foot former World War II rescue tug/cutter, the Comanche, will be open to the public at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday.
Admission is free, though donations are welcome.
Special displays include original artifacts from the Coast Guard in World War II.
For more information, phone Joe Peterson at 253-227-9678 or email email@example.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — Sound Storage and 20 tenants will hold a third annual fundraising sale at 606 E. Park Ave. to benefit local food banks for people and animals from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Along with a variety of items, there will be a silent auction table with a buy-it-now option.
For more information, phone Crickett Webster at 360-379-0545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop, 126 Quincy St., will host “Crafternoon” from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The event is free and open to the public.
Visitors can bring knitting, needlework, felting or crochet and “resolve to finish those fiber-inspired projects.”
For more information, phone 360-379-9273, email email@example.com or visit www.bazaargirls.com.
Plant clinic at stand
CHIMACUM — Jefferson County Master Gardeners will host a plant clinic at the Chimacum Corner Farmstand, 9122 Rhody Drive, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
A Master Gardener will answer gardening questions and diagnose plant problems.
Visitors are urged to bring in bagged samples of plant parts (healthy and damaged sections), including stems, leaves and flowers.
The clinic is free and open to the public.
For more information, email Jefferson County WSU Master Gardeners at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRINNON — The Brinnon Booster Club will conduct a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The fundraiser will be at 151 Corey Lane.
For more information, phone 360-796-3323,
DISCOVERY BAY — The Olympic Peninsula Rocketry 4-H Club will host the 10th annual “Pasture Blaster” at 922 W. Uncas Road today, Saturday and Sunday.
The range is open from noon to 6 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
The entry fee is $3 for adults and free for kids. Fees are good for all three days with wristbands.
The launch is open to the public.
Events include a spot landing, a streamer duration, a cash-only silent auction, a drawing for model rocket kits, a kids crayon duration contest and more.
Trophies will be awarded for competitive events.
There is free RV/tent camping and a comfort station on site, plus rocket and food vendors.
For more information, phone John Ludwig at 360-385-0341 or visit www.4hrockets.blogspot.com.
Gems at open house
SEQUIM — The Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association will have its fall open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The open house will be at the group's shop facilities, 81 Hooker Road, Unit 5.
Anyone with rocks to identify or who would like to learn how to cut and polish rocks is welcome.
For more information, visit www.sequimrocks.com or phone Dean Carnes at 360-681-2576.
Back to School Fair
SEQUIM — School supplies will be distributed during the Back to School Fair at the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula at 400 W. Fir St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Supplies were donated during a Stuff the Bus event Aug. 2 in the Walmart parking lot.
Shoppers were invited to purchase school supplies and drop them into cardboard containers.
Cash donations also have been received and are being used to buy items to fill in what is still needed.
Donations of school supplies can be dropped off at the school district office at 503 N. Sequim Ave. or at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club.
Those interested in making a donation can phone Cynthia Martin, president of the Parenting Matters Foundation, at 360-681-2250.
For more information about the Back to School Fair, visit www.sequim.k12.wa.us or phone 360-582-3260.
SEQUIM — Assured Hospice is having a rummage sale at the Sequim office, 24 Lee Chatfield Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The sale is to support the hospice's comfort therapy program,the company said, adding that 100 percent of sale proceeds go to funding the therapies.
Assured Hospice is part of LHC Group, a national provider of post-acute-care services.
SEQUIM — Around Again, 22 Gilbert Road, will offer a free “Passive Solar Refrigeration” class at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Visitors can learn how to refrigerate without electricity and learn how to build a solar refrigerator, as well as how to make a “Zeer Pot” for outside refrigeration.
For more information, phone 360-683-7862 or visit www.aroundagainstore.org.
SEQUIM — The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Clallam County will host its annual NAMI picnic/potluck at the Dungeness Recreation Area from 4 p.m. to dusk Saturday.
This event is for NAMI members, loved ones with mental illness and their family, as well as NAMI friends.
For more information, phone Ginger Melville at 360-452-4235.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, will have its last ice-cream social of the summer from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
This is a time change from the previous ice cream socials.
Banana splits or sundaes will be $5 each.
Proceeds will benefit the Sequim Prairie Grange Building Fund to help with costs of building projects.
For more information, phone 360-683-4599.
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.
The 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 mats.
School yard sale
PORT ANGELES — Olympic Christian School will host a yard sale in the parking lot of the school, 43 O'Brien Road, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.
All proceeds will go to fulfill student and school enrichment needs.
For more information, phone Jackie Lake at 360-457-4640, email email@example.com or visit www.olympicchristian.org.
Back to school
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles School District's 2014 Back to School event for families in need will be at Jefferson Elementary School, 218 East 12th St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The district is working with Parent Line/Lutheran Community Services NW and other local service organizations to host the event.
Many supplies and opportunities will be available free to K-12 students, including school supplies, haircuts, community services resources and additional back-to-school information.
There is no need to sign up for the event in advance. Volunteers are available to assist families on site.
PAHS car wash
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School choirs are conducting a car wash at the Chevron gas station, 601 E. First St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Washes will be offered for donations.
The event is to raise 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.
Outdoor Club hike
PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Outdoor Club announces hikes Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday's hike will be of the Klahhane Ridge Trail, a moderately difficult hike of 5 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 1,700 feet and a high point at 6,046 feet.
On Sunday, the group will hike the Grand Ridge Trail, a moderately difficult hike of 5 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 700 feet and a high point at 6,600 feet.
For start times and locations, as well as requirements, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Square dance set
PORT ANGELES — The Strait Wheelers will host a free evening of dance at the Sons of Norway Hall, 131 W. Fifth St., from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Participants will square dance to jazz, classical, rap, rock and old-time country tunes.
Dancers of all ages are welcome. The caller is Janolyn Keller.
For more information, phone 360-457-3912.
Annual bake sale
PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula Therapeutic Riding Center will hold its second annual bake sale at Swain's General Store, 602 E. First St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, phone Gussie Barton at 360-775-6882 or email email@example.com.
PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway will host the group's 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.
JOYCE — The Crescent Grange, 50870 state Highway 112, is sponsoring the Joyce Community Picnic beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The grange will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixings with soda, water, tea, coffee and service.
The community is asked to bring salads, beans, chips and dessert.
After the meal, several games are planned: money in the haystack, a watermelon-eating contest and three-legged races.
BLOCKFest at Forks
FORKS — A free BLOCKfest event is planned at the Peninsula College Forks Extension site, 481 S. Forks Ave., from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.
BLOCKfest is an interactive math, science and literacy event for parents and their children aged 8 months to 8 years.
During the event, five block stations will be set up, allowing parents and their children to spend time at each stop.
Each area features a different kind of block. They range from cubes to planks to unit, foam and brick blocks.
A trained volunteer facilitator will be at each site to support the block play, which is intended to support math and science learning in young children and help prepare them for kindergarten.
For more information, phone Deborah Scannell at 360-374-3223.
Drag race, car show
FORKS — West End Thunder will host drag racers at Forks Municipal Airport, South Forks Avenue, on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will also be a Show and Shine car show and the Arlen Pearsall Memorial Race.
Admission for spectators is $10 each day; children 12 and younger are admitted free.
Registration for the Show and Shine is $15 each day, and drag race registration is $30 daily.