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Model railroaders will host a train show and swap meet in Sequim, while gemstones will be on display in Port Angeles.
For more information on other arts and entertainment, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, in today’s PDN.
Other events are listed in the Peninsula calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.
SEQUIM — Hands-on train displays will be part of the North Olympic Peninsula Railroaders’ 13th annual Train Show and Swap Meet this weekend.
The free show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.
Vendors will be on land. Railroad items and memorabilia will be available. Model train items for sale.
Model scales range from the large, garden-sized G-scale to O, HO, N and Z.
One train set for children will be given away free.
For more information, phone Lauren Scrafford at 360-379-3280 or email email@example.com.
Kids’ Carnival set
SEQUIM — The Native Horsemanship Riding Center, 396 Taylor Cutoff Road, will hold a Kids’ Carnival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The carnival will include $5 pony rides — $2 off with Boys & Girls Clubs member identification — a petting zoo, face-painting, calf-roping, a search for prizes in a hay pile and more.
A hot dog, chips, cookie and juice lunch will be available for $2.
For more information, phone 360-582-0907.
Yard art lecture
SEQUIM — Master Gardener Marilynn Elliott will present garden art ideas during a Class Act at Woodcock Garden presentation at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The garden is located at 2711 Woodcock Road.
Elliott will show the audience various ways to display yard art.
She will have some of her own yard art from her garden plus a variety of photos on display.
Her intention is to send the audience away with a new appreciation of what art in the yard is and where it can be found and placed.
This presentation is sponsored by the Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardeners.
For more information, phone 360-417-2279.
SEQUIM — A breakfast fundraiser will be held at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
The all-you-can-eat menu includes waffles, biscuits and gravy, potatoes, scrambled eggs, bacon, fresh fruit and coffee and orange juice.
Cost is $8 for adults, free for age 5 and younger.
The benefit is sponsored by the Sequim Elks and Olympic Peninsula Chapter 74 of the International Footprint Association.
Proceeds will benefit local charities and scholarship recipients.
Sequim Pumpkin Patch
SEQUIM — The Sequim Pumpkin Patch offers pumpkins, horseback rides, mazes and a catapult each weekend through Oct. 31.
The business on U.S. Highway 101 at Kitchen-Dick Road is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
The cornfield maze is $5 for youths ages 12 and younger, $10 for ages 13 and older.
For $5, horseback rides are available, or people can use a catapult to send pumpkins flying for a chance at a $100 prize. There also is a straw maze that is $5 for youths and free for adults.
Snacks such as kettle corn, corn on the cob, corn dogs and apple cider are available for purchase.
Visitors can pick a pumpkin, and field trips and birthday parties can be accommodated.
For more information, phone Lassila at 360-461-0940.
Home Depot busy
SEQUIM — The Home Depot in Sequim, 1145 W. Washington St., will offer workshops Saturday and Sunday.
A kids’ workshop is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Children can learn how to build a fire truck.
Safety and security workshops will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Saturday as well as Oct. 13, 20 and. 27.
The workshops will focus on removing fire hazards from homes; detecting smoke, fire or carbon monoxide in homes; extinguishing fires using a fire extinguisher; creating fire escape plans; creating lighting plans to determine the type of security lighting needed for the home; retrofitting existing flood lights with motion-sensor security lights; and installing solar-powered motion-sensor security lights.
“Weatherize Your Home” will be from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, as well as Oct. 13, 20 and 27.
Attendees will learn how to conduct a heat loss audit to prepare for winter weather; how to stop heat loss and save money with energy-efficient window, door and garage door maintenance; recognize advantages of various insulation products; and discuss installing a storm door to reduce drafts.
“Installing Crown Moulding” will be from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, as well as Oct. 14, 21 and 28.
Participants will learn to select molding for their project, how to measure and plan installation, how to cut crown molding with a compound miter saw and a coping saw, and how to install the molding.
Civil War records
SEQUIM — Kit Stewart will present “Searching for Civil War Records” at a meeting of the Computer Genealogy Users Group from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.
The meeting, which is free and open to all interested, will be at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Stewart has researched parts of the Civil War for more than 30 years and has a large collection of service and pension files.
For more information, email Karen Niemi at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 360-683-9193.
Band benefit set
SEQUIM — The Sequim High School Band will hold a car wash benefit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Car washes will be available for donations in the parking lot at Tarcisio’s Restaurant, 609 W. Washington St.
Band students are raising money to participate in the Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim, Calif., this March.
This event is sponsored by the Sequim High School Band Boosters.
SEQUIM — The Peninsula Singers will present their annual fundraiser, Autumn Nocturne, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The concert includes performances by the Peninsula Singers and a string quintet, as well as an appetizer buffet, desserts and an auction.
Tickets are $25 and are available at Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St., or by phoning 360-683-4473.
Elks bingo games
SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks will host bingo games Sunday.
Games are held at 1 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.
Games will continue at 1 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Minimum buy-in for the game is $10, and the Elks will offer popular bingo games, including progressive.
Players must be age 18 or older.
Snacks and refreshments will be available.
All proceeds will go to the Elks scholarship program, charities supported by the Elks and lodge operating costs.
SEQUIM — St. Luke‘s Episcopal Church will hold a Blessing of the Animals for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi at 10 a.m. Sunday.
All pets are welcome at the church at 525 N. Fifth Ave. for the event.
PORT ANGELES — The Nature’s Treasures Rock, Gem and Jewelry Artisans Show is scheduled Saturday and Sunday.
The show will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.
Admission will be free to the show, sponsored by the Clallam County Gem and Mineral Society, which will have about 30 vendors and offer demonstrations.
Two giant, rare emerald gemstones weighing 1,650 and 1,418 carats each — as well as a collection of 35 jewelry-size emeralds — will be the grand prizes in three $10-per-ticket raffles to raise funds for science scholarships for Clallam County students.
Each of the large emeralds and the collection of smaller gems has been appraised in the $50,000 range or more.
A $1-per-ticket raffle will give winners a choice between 100 smaller stones, strings of stones carved into beads or small gem collections.
Raffle money will be donated to the Port Angeles and Sequim education foundations and to Crescent, Clallam Bay and Quillayute Valley school districts to fund scholarships for students intending to study earth sciences.
A full schedule of events is at www.olympicrocks.com.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School Orchestra stands to gain $6,000 in funding through a “Drive One 4 UR School” fundraiser, offered by the Price Ford Lincoln car dealership Sunday.
The benefit will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot, 3471 E. Kolonels Way.
Ford will donate $20 for each test-drive made at the event up to a total of $6,000.
Proceeds will go toward purchasing uniforms for the orchestra and, if there is any money left over, instruments.
Price Ford Lincoln will supply brand-new Ford and Lincoln vehicles to test-drive and promises no pressure to buy.
There is a limit of one test-drive per address.
All drivers must be 18 years or older and have valid driver’s licenses.
Car seats cannot be accommodated for this event.
For more information, phone Price Ford Lincoln at 360-457-3333.
Candidate to visit
PORT ANGELES — Tom Bjorgen, candidate for Washington State Court of Appeals District 2, will introduce himself to voters in Port Angeles today.
He will hold a meet-and-greet at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Court of Appeals rules on appeal cases from Jefferson, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Kitsap, Thurston and Mason counties.
Bjorgen faces Pamela Loginsky in the Nov. 6 general election.
PORT ANGELES — The fifth annual “A Toast to Our Elders” Oktoberfest benefit for the residents of St. Andrew’s Place Assisted Living Community is set from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
The benefit will be at the Port Angeles Masonic Temple, 622 S. Lincoln St.
The evening will include a German buffet, wine and beer, live music from the Happy Wanderers Accordion Band and live and silent auctions, including a dessert auction.
Tickets are $20 in advance and are available by phoning 360-417-3418 or at St. Andrew’s Place, 520 E. Park Ave.
They will be available for $30 at the door.
For more information, phone 360-417-3418.
Men’s Group forms
PORT ANGELES — The Men’s Group, a support group sponsored by My Choices of Clallam County, will meet this morning.
The support group will discuss such issues as what it means to be a man, fatherhood, conflict resolution with loved ones, proper behavior in romantic relationships and what really works in relationships.
It meets Fridays at 711 E. Second St. in Port Angeles and Tuesdays at LaVina Cafe, 111 River Road (across the street from Applebee’s) in Sequim.
Both groups start at 6 a.m. and finish at 7:30 a.m.
My Choices is a crisis pregnancy center that has served the Peninsula since 1985.
For more information, phone 360-452-3300.
Blessing of Animals
PORT ANGELES — The annual Blessing of the Animals to commemorate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi will be held in the parking lot of Queen of Angels School, 1007 S. Oak St. following Queen of Angels Catholic Church’s 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday.
Animals of all sizes and their human owners are invited to attend the free blessing.
Animals should be leashed or in the control of the owner.
Ham radio series
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam Country Amateur Radio Club will hold a technician and general license instruction class Saturday.
The class is the first in a series that continues Oct. 13 and 20, ending with a final exam.
The series will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Port Angeles Fire Department, 102 E. Fifth St.
The free coursework will be based on chapters from the Amateur Radio Relay League Technician or General Class Manual.
The final session Oct. 20 will consist of a class and review in the morning, with a final exam at 1 p.m. There is a $15 processing fee for the exam.
The series is taught by local members of the Ham Radio Operators of the Clallam County Amateur Radio Club and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service group.
Class candidates can order the books directly from www.arrl.org/catalog or purchase them through Dennis Tilton at 360-452-1217.
To register, phone Chuck Jones at 360-452-4672 or Dennis Tilton at 360-452-1217.
PORT ANGELES — A Downtown Oktoberfest celebration will be hosted by White Crane Martial Arts, 129 W. First St., from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday.
Admission is $8 for non-drinkers or $15 for thirsty patrons.
The celebration will feature the Freddy James Rocking Blues Band and microbrews from Port Angeles’ Barhop Brewery.
Karaoke will be available during breaks and after the band’s performance.
Angeles Brewing Supply will give a presentation on home brewing.
For more information, phone 360-808-2271.
PORT ANGELES — A free Veterans Affairs benefits seminar will be held at Park View Villas, 1430 Park View Lane, at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The event will include information on tax-free pension benefits that may be available for eligible veterans and their surviving spouses.
Attendees should RSVP to 360-452-7222.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Garden Club plans a fall plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The sale will be at 31 Stephanie Lee Place.
It will feature perennials, shrubs and trees.
The sale raises money for club projects.
For more information, phone 360-477-9408 or email email@example.com.
Work party slated
PORT ANGELES — Homeward Bound will hold a work party Saturday and Sunday.
Volunteers, who will begin work at 9 a.m. both days, will put finishing touches on a home that Homeward Bound is remodeling at West Eighth and E streets.
Volunteers will paint, do light carpentry and/or do yard work to get the house ready for its new occupants.
Homeward Bound is a nonprofit that offers homeownership to low- and moderate-income families.
For more information, phone Melinda Szatlocky at 360-460-5533.
‘The Way’ screened
PORT ANGELES — Unity in the Olympics will present a screening of the film “The Way” at the church, 2917 E. Myrtle St., at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The event is free and open to the public.
In the film, Thomas Avery (Martin Sheen) is an American ophthalmologist who goes to France following the death of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees during a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James), a Catholic pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain.
Tom’s purpose initially is to retrieve his son’s body. However, in a combination of grief and homage to his son, Tom decides to walk the ancient spiritual trail where his son died.
The film was directed by Sheen’s son Emilio Estevez.
A discussion will follow the movie.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Garden Club will sell and design holiday wreaths during the Port Angeles Farmers Market on Saturdays from this Saturday to Nov. 10.
The wreath-making events will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each week at The Gateway transit center, corner of Front and Lincoln streets.
Wreaths will be pre-sold and designed to customers specifications.
The benefit is one of the Port Angeles Garden Club’s major fundraisers.
Proceeds from the wreath sale support club activities, civic involvement and scholarships.
For more information, phone Teri Miller at 360-452-3062.
PORT TOWNSEND/JEFFERSON COUNTY
Bird migration cruise
PORT TOWNSEND — The first of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s fall bird migration cruises will be Saturday.
The three-hour tours around Protection Island and Rat Island are from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. aboard Puget Sound Express’ Glacier Spirit, an enclosed motor yacht that leaves from Point Hudson Marina.
Tours also are scheduled Oct. 13, Nov. 24 and Dec. 31.
Tickets are $55 per person or $50 for members of the marine science center, Burke Museum, Audubon Society or the Washington Ornithological Society.
Onboard refreshments are available.
Protection Island, which is at the mouth of Discovery Bay, is a National Wildlife Refuge.
For reservations, phone the Port Townsend Marine Science Center at 360-385-5582, ext. 104, or 800-566-3932, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
PORT TOWNSEND — A two-day Vipassana Buddhist meditation retreat is planned Saturday and Sunday.
The retreat at the Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington St., will be led by Heather Martin, guiding teacher of the Salt Spring Island Vipassana Community.
Registration is $20 plus a donation to teacher.
Sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks and small-group meetings with the teacher are planned.
The retreat is sponsored by Port Townsend Vipassana Buddhist Sangha.
To register, email email@example.com or phone 360-379-2695.
For more information, visit www.ptsangha.org.
Shred events set
PORT TOWNSEND — First Federal will host free community paper shredding at the Castle Hill (Port Townsend) branch, 1321 Sims Way, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Shredding is offered so people can dispose of sensitive documents in a secure way.
Papers can be brought for shredding on-site by LeMay Mobile Shredding, a professional shredding company.
Shredding documents helps ensure privacy and prevent identity theft, First Federal said.
There is no charge for the service.
Types of documents to bring include old tax returns, account statements or any paperwork with account or Social Security numbers or other personal information.
Participants will be limited to five bags or boxes per vehicle.
Plant sale slated
CHIMACUM — The Tri-Area Garden Club will hold a plant sale at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Plants for sale will include perennials, shrubs, trees, grasses, ground covers, herbs, native plants, exotic plants and house plants.
Club members use funds for their beautification efforts and local humanitarian and scholarship projects.
For more information on the sale, phone 360-379-1226.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Historical Society will offer Jefferson County residents free admission to the Jefferson Museum of Art & History and the Commanding Officer’s Quarters on Saturday.
The first Saturday of every month is “Free Day at the Museums,” sponsored by the Port Townsend Arts Commission.
Open for art walk
PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson Museum of Art & History will be open for the Port Townsend Gallery Walk from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is free during the gallery walk.
Currently on exhibit is “Port Townsend Goes Hollywood,” focusing on Port Townsend’s historic theaters as well as movies filmed in Port Townsend and local residents involved in filmmaking.
Also on exhibit is “Contemporary Expressions of the Northwest: Fine Art from the Robert and Nora Porter Collection,” featuring work by 12 Northwest artists.
‘Give Burns the Boot’
PORT TOWNSEND— East Jefferson Fire-Rescue will collect donations Saturday to give burns the boot.
Proceeds from the “Give Burns the Boot” campaign go to the Northwest Burn Foundation.
East Jefferson firefighters will be stationed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at QFC, Safeway and the Port Townsend Farmers Market in Port Townsend; the QFC in Port Hadlock; and the Chimacum Chevron.
Established in 1982 by parents of burn survivors, firefighters and burn-care professionals, the Northwest Burn Foundation has been working to prevent burns and improve the quality of life for burn survivors through programs, research and education in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
PORT TOWNSEND — Internationally known fiddler Lisa Ornstein and guitarist-vocalist Dan Compton of Portland, Ore., will offer workshops and a concert Saturday.
Fiddle and guitar workshops will begin at 10:30 a.m. at RoseWind Common House, 3221 Haines St., and will be followed by a concert at 1:30 p.m.
Advance registration for the workshops is encouraged. Would-be participants can find out more details by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The suggested donation is $20 per workshop or $30 for two sessions.
The concert will feature traditional music from Quebec and Appalachia as well as original tunes.
Admission to the concert is a suggested donation of $12 to $20.
For more information about the performers and other gigs, visit www.LisaOrnstein.com.
PORT TOWNSEND —Author Gregg Olsen will not speak at the Jefferson County Historical Society First Friday Lecture tonight.
His appearance was canceled because of a scheduling conflict.
Discussion of Olsen’s true-crime story Starvation Heights will be rescheduled in 2013.
For more information, visit www.jchsmuseum.org.
Salmon derby slated
LAPUSH — The Last Chance Salmon Derby will be held out of LaPush Marina on Saturday and Sunday.
The $25 entry fee for the two days of fishing will entitle entrants to be eligible for $500 cash for the largest coho and chinook, $250 for second-largest and $100 for third-largest.
Tickets are available at Forks Outfitters, Olympic Sporting Goods and the Forks Chamber of Commerce in Forks; the LaPush marina; and Swain’s General Store in Port Angeles.
Rules are printed on the back of the tickets.
At the close of the derby, drawings for prizes for ticket-holders will be held on the dock.
Ticket-holders must be present to win.
This event is sponsored by the Quileute tribe, the city of Forks and the Forks Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, phone the Forks Chamber at 360-374-2531 or visit www.forkswa.com/salmonderby.
Grange flea market
JOYCE — The Crescent Grange, 50870 state Highway 112, will hold a flea market from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday.
More than 25 vendor tables are expected, along with several outside booths.
A silent auction also is planned.
Lunch will be available, with a spaghetti entree, clam chowder, chili, several kinds of sandwiches, potato salad and pie with or without ice cream.
Coffee, tea and juice also will available.
There will be a bake table with a variety of baked goods.
Donations of baked goods for the bake table and/or pies will be accepted.
Volunteers willing to help with the event can phone Lelah Singhose at 360-457-5944.
JOYCE — The Crescent Bay Lions will cook breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.
The breakfast will be at the Crescent Bay Lions Clubhouse, 118 Holly Hill Road.
It will cost $6 for adults and $3.50 for children.
The menu will include eggs made to order, hashbrown potatoes, sausage patties, ham, bacon, pancakes, french toast and biscuits and gravy.
Orange juice and coffee also will be served.
For more information, phone 360-928-2056.
Blessing of animals
FORKS — A Mass for St. Francis of Assisi and a Blessing of the Animals is planned at St. Anne Catholic Church at noon Saturday.
The church is at 511 Fifth Ave.
Larger animals will be blessed at about 12:45 p.m. in the side yard following the Mass.
Bone marrow registry
FORKS — Puget Sound Blood Bank will screen people to list on the bone marrow registry today.
The screening will be in conjunction with blood donations from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road.
The registry is in memory of Matt Leppell, grandson of Edna Leppell, who died of leukemia and other complications, according to the Forks Forum.