WEEKEND: Chili cook-off, potato dig, park celebration among offerings on Peninsula

Peninsula Daily News

NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, Sept. 5.

A Port Angeles dog park celebration, the Hungry Bear Cafe's chili cook-off and the annual Potato Dig in Sekiu are among the weekend's activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more on the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center's Paint the Peninsula activities and other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News' weekly entertainment magazine.

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


Historical society sale

PORT ANGELES — The second weekend of the Clallam County Historical Society's annual garage sale is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday.

The sale is at the site of the former Lincoln School on the corner of Eighth and C streets

Items will be sold for half-price today. Items will be sold for $1 a bagful Saturday.

The annual garage sale began last weekend.

Items include books, tools, clothing and collectibles.

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

For more information, phone the society's office at 360-452-2662 or email artifact@olypen.com.

Outdoor Club hike

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Heather Park Trail on Saturday.

This is a moderately difficult hike of 10 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 3,800 feet and a high point of 5,740 feet.

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

Sea star survey

PORT ANGELES — A Citizen Science Sea Star Survey will take place at the Freshwater Bay boat ramp from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

All are welcome to participate in the free event.

This is the last survey of the summer.

In addition to checking for sea star wasting disease, the Feiro Marine Life Center group has added juvenile sea star counts to the survey.

Wear boots and layers, as per the day's weather.

For more information, phone Helle Andersen at 360-417-6254, email handersen@feiromarinelifecenter.org or visit http://tinyurl.com/PDN-SeptSurvey.

'Disruption' movie

PORT ANGELES — A free screening of “Disruption,” a film about the climate movement, is planned at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Disruption” weaves together political intrigue and science. The film runs for one hour, with discussion after the film.

For more information, email Ed Chadd at edchadd@olypen.com.

Dog park barbecue

PORT ANGELES — A barbecue will mark the two-year anniversary of the Port Angeles Dog Park group at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The barbecue will be at the knoll outside the park, located in Lincoln Park next to the BMX track on Lauridsen Boulevard.

Visitors are asked to bring their favorite side dishes and help make long-range plans for the park.

For more information, phone 360-452-7925 or 206-650-5431, or visit www.padogpark.org.

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.


Blood drive slated

SEQUIM — The two Rotary Clubs of Sequim are sponsoring a blood drive at SunLand Golf & Country Club, SunLand Clubhouse, 109 Hilltop Drive, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, with a closure from 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 www.psbc.org/drives.

Food, climate talk

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 is “Food and Climate.”

Discussion topics, which concern domestic and foreign policy issues, are taken from the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions 2014 Briefing Book and Foreign Affairs.

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

Cancer survivors

SEQUIM — Olympic Medical Center is sponsoring a “Circle of Life Celebration” at the Sequim Middle School, 301 W. Hendrickson Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

This free event is exclusively for women cancer survivors.

The keynote speaker is Harmony Hill founder Gretchen Schodde.

Activities include breakfast, lymphedema screenings, henna tattoos, luncheon, massages, gifts, workshops and more.

For more information, phone patient navigator Susan Clements at 360-582-2845.

Solar home tour

SEQUIM — A free Clallam solar home tour is set from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Tour information and maps will be handed out at the Holiday Inn Express, 1441 E. Washington St.

A “Spin Your Meter Backwards” Solar 101 workshop is planned as well.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., homes will be open for self-guided touring in Sequim

For more information, phone Dierdre Durham at 360-643-3080, email dierdre@powertripenergy.com or visit http://tinyurl.com/PDN-solarhomes.

Young Eagle Rally

SEQUIM — The Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 430, will hold its fourth Young Eagle Rally at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The rally will be the last of the season.

Young aviation enthusiasts between the ages of 8 and 17 should bring their parent or guardian along for free airplane rides.

In case of inclement weather, the rally will be postponed to the following Saturday.

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

Outdoor Club hike

SEQUIM — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Dirty Face Ridge Trail on Sunday.

This is a moderately difficult hike of 7.5 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 3,000 feet and a high point at 6,280 feet.

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


Pete Seeger tribute

PORT TOWNSEND — A Pete Seeger tribute and sing-along will start at the Pope Marine Park building, 607 Water St., at 6 p.m. today.

The free celebration will be led by several musicians and the words to the songs made available.

Participants can bring instruments and play along.

Crafts by the Dock

PORT TOWNSEND — The 42nd annual Crafts by the Dock Arts Fair is planned Saturday and Sunday.

The fair, sponsored by the Port Townsend Arts Guild, will be at Madison Street and City Civic Plaza.

Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Gold and silver jewelry; hand-felted, hand-painted and dyed clothing; hunting/kitchen knives; paintings; copper and wrought iron sculptures and garden art; etched glass sculptural pieces; raku tile murals; photography; variety of pottery; lamp-worked beads; blown glass; whimsical dog paintings; and leatherwork will be offered.

Proceeds will benefit local scholarships in the arts.

For more information, visit www.porttownsendartsguild.org.


Library book sale

PORT HADLOCK — Friends of the Jefferson County Public Library will conduct a book sale at 620 Cedar Ave. from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The sale features a cookbook collection in mint condition.

For more information, contact Barbara Smith Paulsen at 360-765-3084 or smithbarbara84@gmail.com.


Bear Creek cook-off

BEAVER — The Hungry Bear Cafe will host its 13th annual Bear Creek Chili Cookoff all day Saturday.

Cooks can set up anytime after 8 a.m. A cooks' meeting will be at 11:30 a.m., and cooking will start at noon.

The three-hour cook-off will end with judging at 3 p.m., followed by a potluck.

Free hot dogs and burgers will be given away. Games will be offered to children.

A beer garden is planned for adults.

Live music is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information, stop by the cafe at Milepost 206 on U.S. Highway 101 or phone 360-327-3225.


2014 Potato Dig

SEKIU — The annual Potato Dig is slated at the Cowan Heritage Garden from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The garden is in the Cowan Ranch Heritage Site at 515 Hoko-Ozette Road just west of Sekiu.

The Friends of the Hoko River State Park board will meet during the dig.

All are welcome.

This annual fall celebration marks the coming of fall by harvesting potatoes and welcoming community elders to share memories of life in the Hoko River Valley.

Board members and others will summarize the events of the year and plan for the upcoming year.

This year's event is dedicated to the memory of Bob Bowlby and Sharon Ryan, former board members.

For more information, phone Friends of the Hoko River State Park at 360-963-2442.

Last modified: September 04. 2014 5:50PM
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