NEWS BRIEFS — Gun show scheduled Saturday in Sequim . . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — A Pacific Northwest Shooting Park Association gun show is set from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31.

The event will be at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

The association is a nonprofit organization that offers a location to sell, buy and trade guns and related items.

Guards will be on duty 24 hours a day from setup to take-down.

Food and drink are available on site.

General admission is $5 per adult, $7 for the family rate. Children younger than 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, phone Don Roberts at 360-457-1846 or email.

Rhody garden tours

PORT LUDLOW — Chimacum Woods, a rhododendron nursery located at 2722 Thorndyke Road, is opening for tours of the 6-acre woodland rhododendron garden and
propagation areas.

Tours take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

There is no charge, and all are welcome.

The plants, whose forebearers come from all over the world, are grown from seed on the Olympic Peninsula — just a few miles southwest of the Hood Canal Bridge.

For more information and directions, phone 206-383-2713 or visit

Blood drive slated

SEQUIM — The two Rotary Clubs of Sequim are sponsoring a blood drive at the SunLand Golf & Country Club, SunLand Clubhouse, 109 Hilltop Drive, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5.

The drive is closed between 1:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. for lunch.

Appointments are available, and walk-ins are welcome between appointments.

For questions about eligibility and to make an appointment, phone 800-398-7888 or visit

Diabetes prevention program planned

PORT ANGELES — A Washington State University Extension Diabetes Prevention Program will be offered at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Classes for the 16-week program are scheduled to start Tuesday, Sept. 2, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and continue every Tuesday through Dec. 16.

The value of the program is $380. Some insurance plans cover the program; flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts may be used to cover the cost. Scholarships also are available.

It is effective in helping people lose 5 percent to 7 percent body weight and increase physical activity needed to delay diabetes.

For more information or to register, phone Shirley Calodich at 360-385-0843 or email

Lost Arts Fair slated for Saturday

SEQUIM — The LARC Gallery, 425 E. Washington St., will host The Lost Arts fair from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The aim of the event, free and open to the public, is to preserve the arts of antiquity.

For more information, phone Shirley Mercer at 360-775-9816 or email

New school grant

PORT ANGELES — Queen of Angels School now has a New Family Grant available to families with children in grades kindergarten through eighth.

The grant is available to both Catholic and non-Catholic families who are new to the school.

For more information, phone 360-457-6903 or stop by Queen of Angels School, at 1007 S. Oak St.

Historical society’s sale slated

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Historical Society’s annual garage sale will be held at the Lincoln School site at Eighth and C streets.

The “Members Only” preview sale is Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Become a member of the society that afternoon and take advantage of early shopping.

Regular sale days are Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A half-price day is Friday, Sept. 5, and “Buck-a-Bag Day” is Saturday, Sept. 6. Hours for this second weekend are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Community members have provided generous donations, and new merchandise will be brought downstairs every day, according to a news release.

Parking for the sale is in the west lot, which is reached off Ninth and C streets.

For more information, phone the society’s office at 360-452-2662 or email to

Peninsula youths to display talent at Concert, Cuisine

PORT ANGELES — C’est Si Bon restaurant will host Concert and Cuisine to showcase local talented youths at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

Concert and Cuisine combines a gourmet dinner with music performed by the musicians who participated in this year’s Young Artist Competitions of the Port Angeles Symphony.

Tickets are $75. Advance reservations are required.

Proceeds will go toward the Port Angeles Symphony.

Guests can have a four-course dinner served with wine. Choice of entrees are filet mignon forestiere, paupiette de salmon with Dungeness crab or chicken cordon bleu. A vegetarian option is also available.

To make a reservation or for more information, phone Port Angeles Symphony Executive Director Mark Wendeborn at 360-457-5579 or 360-809-3656, email or visit

C’est Si Bon is located at 23 Cedar Park Road.

This year’s event showcases the talents of Adlai Erickson, cello; Marley Erickson, violin; and Joshua Gershon, flute.

Adlai, 8, is a homeschooler in Port Townsend. He has studied cello for 3 years.

He was a member of Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Symphonette cello section in 2013-14 and this summer participated in Vivace! Chamber Players.

Adlai received a Turtle Bluff scholarship in 2013 and 2014, and won honorable mention in the 2014 Port Angeles Junior Young Artist Competition.

Marley, 11, is homeschooler in Port Townsend and has played violin for 8 years.

Since 2010, Marley has played in the first violins of Everett, Cascade and Seattle youth symphony orchestras. She has placed in the Seattle MTA Simon-Fiset String Competition since 2012.

Marley is an annual recipient of a music scholarship from Turtle Bluff Orchestras in Port Townsend and won first place in the 2014 Port Angeles Junior Young Artist Competition.

Joshua has been playing the flute since he was 7 years old.

He played with the Northwinds Homeschool Band for six years. In the past academic year, Joshua joined the Port Angeles High School Wind Ensemble and played in various competitions with them.

Joshua performed in the Junior Young Artist Competition last year, and this year, he performed in the Young Artist Competition, winning second place in both competitions.

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