WEEKEND: Seahawks rally, Tibetan dance, rhody garden tours among offerings on Peninsula

Peninsula Daily News

NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, Aug. 29.

A Seattle Seahawks rally, gun show, Tibetan dance and rhododendron garden tours are among the Labor Day weekend activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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.


Crop circle talk slated

PORT ANGELES — Mark Schrader, presenter and crop circle tourist, will speak about his visits to England in the Raymond Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 7 tonight.

The event is free and open to the public.

Schrader has made five summertime visits to Wiltshire, England, to experience the crop circle phenomenon.

He will show aerial and ground photos of crop patterns, supplemented with photos taken from the Internet.

For more information, phone Schrader at 360-452-6240 or 360-301-1244, or email peakaview@msn.com.

Book signing

PORT ANGELES — Author A.M. Mars will sign books at Swain’s General Store, 602 E. First St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Mars, a resident of Port Angeles, will be available to sign copies of her book Star of Aion.

For more information, phone 405-458-5642 or email Michelle Whitman at michelle@keymgc.com.

Seahawks kickoff rally

PORT ANGELES — The Sea Hawkers Booster Club will host a season kickoff rally at Asian Buffet, 1940 E. First St., Suite 160, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Participants are invited to wear Seattle Seahawks gear and celebrate the opening game of the season with music, raffles and prizes.

Children are welcome. Coloring, costume contests and raffles are planned for them.

Church block party

PORT ANGELES — Hillcrest Baptist Church will sponsor a block party for all from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The party will be at the church at 205 Black Diamond Road.

There will be a bouncy-house and giant slide for children.

Hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy will be offered for free.

Games and prizes are planned.

For more information, phone 360-477-9747 or email glenda.a@wavecable.com.

Magic: The Gathering

PORT ANGELES — The third Clallam County Magic: The Gathering Championship will take place at Anime Kat, 114 W. First St., at noon Saturday.

Magic: The Gathering is a trading card game where players buy, sell and trade cards representing fictional spells, artifacts and creatures to build custom decks to combat other players.

Released originally in 1993, it has expanded to include an organized tournament system with different formats and a community of professional players.

The Clallam County championship is modern deck format with a $30 registration fee for players. Spectators have free admission.

For more information, phone 360-797-1313 or email animekat@email.com.

Norwegian dance

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.


Koch Brothers film

SEQUIM — A screening of “Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition” will be shown at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 6 to 8 tonight.

The event is free and open to the public.

The showing is sponsored by WAmend, a statewide coalition seeking to put Initiative 1329 on the November ballot.

I-1329 would ask state residents to put the state on record as calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to reduce the influence of money on elections and government policy.

Talk on sugar habit

SEQUIM — GreySheeters Anonymous will present a speakers’ meeting on kicking bad sugar habits from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be at the Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church parish house, 925 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information, phone 360-477-9597.

Outdoor Club hike

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

This is a difficult hike of 9 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 3,700 feet and a high point at 6,550 feet.

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

Family Fun Fest set

CARLSBORG — The Pumpkin Patch, located on the corner of U.S. Highway 101 and Kitchen-Dick Road, will host free a Family Fun Fest from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Face painting, tug-of-war, water games, jump houses, hay rides and hot dogs are planned at the event sponsored by The Crossing Church.

For more information, phone 360-452-9936.

Yoga class

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 mats.

Gun show

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.

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

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

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 drinks will be available.

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


Music, dance of Tibet

PORT TOWNSEND — Sacred Music and Dance of Tibet by Tibetan performing artist Tsering Lodoe is planned at the Rosewind Common House, 3131 Haines St., from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

A donation of $10 to $15 is suggested; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Lodoe was born to a refugee family in India and studied at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala, India, which was established under the 14th Dalai Lama’s guidance.

Lodoe continued his affiliation with the institute for more than 23 years, earning advanced degrees in all aspects of traditional Tibetan music and performing arts.

He was the lead singer on the soundtrack in the film “Himalaya” and can be heard on the soundtracks of “Seven Years in Tibet.”

For more information, phone 360-385-6684 or email djlandstar@yahoo.com.

Lillian Carter play

PORT TOWNSEND –– Tonight will be last night of the one-woman show “Lillian Carter, the Lionmaker” at the Key City Playhouse at 7:30 p.m.

Sequim actress Carol Swarbrick portrays President Jimmy Carter’s mother, Lillian Carter.

The play opened Wednesday at the playhouse at 419 Washington St.

Tickets are $20.

The show, directed by James Rocco, details how Lillian Carter’s life as a nurse and mother of four instilled qualities that would help push progress in civil rights and women’s equality.

Tickets can be purchased by phoning 360-385-5278, in person at the playhouse box office or online at www.keycitypublictheatre.org.

Sail on Adventuress

PORT TOWNSEND — The historic schooner Adventuress will take passengers on a leisurely tour of sights around Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday.

If winds are too high to venture into the island, passengers will tour Port Townsend Bay.

The special sail on the 101-year-old historic vessel, which is based in Port Townsend and operated by the nonprofit Sound Experience, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cruises will leave from the dock at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.

Cruises are $80 per person or $75 for members of the marine science center, Burke Museum, Audubon Society or Washington Ornithological Society.

Naturalists from the Port Townsend Marine Science Center who are familiar with area bird and marine life will provide commentary on the sights.

All proceeds will benefit the marine science center’s educational programs.

Adventuress passengers can help the crew sail.

Reservations are required and can be made at 360-385-5582, www.ptmsc.org/cruises.html or cruises@ptmsc.org.


Rhody garden tours

PORT LUDLOW — Chimacum Woods, a rhododendron nursery located at 2722 Thorndyke Road, will be open for free tours 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.

Chimacum Woods is 6 acres of woodland rhododendron garden and propagation areas.

All are welcome.

Visitors can wander or take guided tours through the garden.

Among the attractions are big-leaf rhodies more than 40 years old.

The plants, whose ancestors 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 www.ChimacumWoods.com.

Benefit sale slated

PORT LUDLOW — The Community Enrichment Alliance’s used-book and media sale will be held at the Beach Club, 121 Marina View Drive, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Early birds can shop from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for a fee of $5.

From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., shoppers can fill a provided bag for $4.

The sale will include books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and board games.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit the alliance’s scholarship fund for Chimacum High School.


Outdoor Club hike

QUILCENE — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Silver Lake Trail on Sunday.

This is a moderately difficult hike of 11 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 3,400 feet and a high point at 5,700 feet.

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


Fellowship picnic

FORKS — Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 250 N. Blackberry Ave., will host a hamburger and hot dog summer picnic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

All food for the Prince of Peace barbecue picnic will be provided.

Donations will be accepted.

All funds raised will benefit the church.


Tuna Tournament

LAPUSH — A Tuna Tournament will cast off from the local marina, 71 Main St., at 6 a.m. Saturday.

Weigh-in and prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the tournament at Riverview RV Park & Storage, 33 Mora Road, at 6 p.m.

A barbecue will be served for contestants following weigh-in and awards.

There is a $200 entry fee per boat.

Participants must register by 6 p.m. today.

For more information, phone Gary Grahn at Olympic Anglers at 360-640-4820.

Last modified: August 28. 2014 3:57PM
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