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A HISTORICAL TOUR in a cemetery, a 5-kilometer fun run, band concerts, plant sales and an accordion social are among the many events slated around the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
For information about other arts and entertainment events, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News' weekly entertainment guide, in today's edition.
Welcome Pole talk
PORT ANGELES — Master carver and student Jeff Monson will talk about the creation and raising of the Welcome Pole at the Peninsula College Longhouse today.
The public event, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., will include elections for the Shades of Color Club at the Longhouse, on the college's main campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Root beer benefit
PORT ANGELES — Root beer floats will be available at Sound Community Bank, 110 N. Alder St., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.
The event is a benefit for Port Angeles Relay For Life.
Suggested donation is $3.
Roosevelt music review
PORT ANGELES — Roosevelt Elementary students will present the annual Roosevelt Spring Music Review at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.
The theme for this year's concert is “Blasts from the Past . . . and a Few That Are New!”
Roosevelt families, friends and community members are invited to attend the one-hour show.
Directed by music teacher Lori Kramer, the show will feature Roosevelt kindergarten-through-third-grade students, as well as fourth-through-sixth-grade general music students.
Grand opening tonight
PORT ANGELES — A grand opening for Cayte Calloway's new hair studio, The Parlour, will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, with live music from Scott Sullivan and Casey Northern from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Parlour has opened at Moss, a clothing store at 120 W. First St.
Calloway, formerly of Sassy Kat Salon, has relocated to her own studio beneath the loft at Moss.
Moss opened in December and offers a selection of apparel, footwear, accessories and Northwest-inspired goods.
It is owned by Hayley Croxford, Jacob Oppelt and Nicole Croxford.
For more information, phone 360-797-1401.
PORT ANGELES — Community members will portray Clallam County historical figures in “Whispers from the Past” at Ocean View Cemetery at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The cost of the tour at the cemetery at 3127 W. 18th St. is $20. Space is limited, so advance tickets are available.
A “goodie” bag will be provided for each participant, and refreshments will be served after the tour.
Participants will learn about Lorraine Doebbler, a Lower Elwha Klallam tribal member known as the guardian of Native American education in the city's schools; Nell Morse Siegfried, who spent her early years at Mora; Inez Isbell, a pioneer who lived in the upper Elwha River valley; Felix Filion, Civil War veteran and one of the founders of the Filion Mill; Bert Roose, who moved from Sweden and homesteaded at Ozette; and David Ferguson, one of the founders of First Congregational Church in Port Angeles.
The tour is sponsored by the Clallam County Historical Society and Celebrate Heritage, a group formed in Port Angeles in January.
For more information or to register for the tour, phone 360-452-2662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets also are available at Odyssey Bookshop, 114 W. Front St.
Garage sale benefit
PORT ANGELES — A garage sale benefit for Port Angeles Relay For Life Team Hunter's For A Cure is set from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The sale will be at 2503 Rolling Hills Court.
Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.
For more information, email email@example.com or phone 360-775-1369.
Skin cancer checks
PORT ANGELES — A free skin cancer screening will be held at the office of Dr. Charlotte Metzler, 4407 Fairmount Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The screenings are first-come, first-served, with no appointments.
For more information, phone 360-457-0760.
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will host an all-day seminar at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave., starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Mary Kathryn Kozy, who has more than 20 years of genealogical research experience, will discuss using the Internet for genealogical research, genealogy programs and using timelines.
The seminar fee is $45. The fee will cover seminar materials, a continental breakfast, munchies and beverages during breaks and a ticket for a raffle or door prize drawings.
Preregistration is preferred, but registration also will be accepted at the door.
Heritage Quest will bring a large selection of genealogical books and materials that can be purchased as well.
For more information, phone the Clallam County Genealogical Society at 360-417-5000 or visit www.olypen.com/ccgs to download a registration form.
Gun club visits
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Gun Club is inviting nonmembers to shoot at its range Wednesdays and Sundays through June 30.
The gun club offers several types of clay-bird shooting, including singles, handicap, doubles, continental and five-stand.
Shooting is available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays.
Cost is $3.50 for a line of 25 shots, which is reduced from the standard price of $4 per line.
For safety reasons, 12-gauge trap shells must be purchased at the club for $6 per box of 25.
Shooters must have a 12-gauge shotgun in safe, usable condition; knowledge of safe gun handling; and wear adequate hearing and eye protection.
Club rules and etiquette brochures are available at the club, located at 253093 U.S. Highway 101, across from Wilder Auto Center.
For more information, visit www.shootpagc.com or phone 360-457-4053.
Walk, run or hobble
PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College Veterans Club and Peak Performance Therapy will host a 5K Walk-Run-Hobble race Saturday.
Registration will begin at 10 a.m. at the Morse Creek Trailhead, with the race starting at 11 a.m.
Suggested donations are $10 to $20 to participate, with proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.
The name of the race has its origins in a question asked by a veteran who said he couldn't run or walk, so could he hobble, said Stacey Sutton, veteran navigator for Peninsula College.
The event is open to all ages. Prizes will be given to the first-, second- and third-place finishers.
Event sponsors hope to raise $750 to support troops wounded in action.
Donations may be made at http://tinyurl.com/supportwoundedwarriorproject.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 360-808-9131, or contact Sutton at email@example.com or 360-417-6490.
Plant sale slated
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Garden Club will host its annual plant sale at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Plants will be from club members' gardens and will include annuals, perennials, vegetable starts, houseplants, bulbs, tubers and shrubs.
Garden expert and club member Gertie Rohrbach will offer her well-known tomato and vegetable plants at the event.
Two raffles are planned.
The first,“Port Angeles Garden Club's Fabulous Victoria Getaway Package,” will feature two round-trip tickets on the MV Coho to Victoria, two nights' stay at the Hotel Grand Pacific and breakfast for two, admission for two to Butchart Gardens and afternoon tea. Tickets for this raffle are $5.
A second, a “Basket Raffle,” includes a flowering Victorian hanging basket, a handmade garden harvest basket and floral chair planter. A chance to win costs $1 per ticket or six tickets for $5.
For more information about the plant sale, phone sale Chairwoman Bev Dawson at 360-582-0803.
For general club information, phone President Bernice Cook at 360-457-8964.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School Band Boosters will hand out meals to those who have purchased tickets for their inaugural Texas-style barbecue fundraiser at Blue Flame Barbecue on Sunday.
The meals will be available at the restaurant at 2947 E. U.S. Highway 101 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Overflow parking will be available directly east of the restaurant, near the Trouble Brewing espresso stand.
The high school's Jazz Combo will perform live during the sale. A bake sale also is planned.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the band's planned trip to the Lincoln Memorial and Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., next spring.
Breakfast, car show
PORT ANGELES — Fairview Grange, 161 Lake Farm Road, is having a Pancake Breakfast and Car Show and Shine from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, coffee, juice, milk will be available for $8.
Proceeds will benefit Fairview Grange.
Phone 360-461-9008 for information.
River center meeting
SEQUIM — The Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, will host its annual general meeting and hors d'oeuvres potluck at 5:30 p.m. today.
The event has a long-standing tradition of having attendees bring along a “tasty finger-food” item to share.
Plates and beverages will be provided.
River center members, partners and nonmembers are welcome to attend.
Only members may vote in the board member elections and bylaws changes.
For more information, phone 360-681-4076.
Kids Fishing Day
SEQUIM — The 11th Kids Fishing Day will be held at Sequim's Water Reuse Demonstration Site north of Carrie Blake Park on Saturday.
The event is sponsored by the North Olympic chapter of the Puget Sound Anglers.
From about 8 a.m. to about 2 p.m., youths 14 and younger can fish in the park's pond to catch one of hundreds of rainbow trout stocked especially for the event.
An inflatable pond will be constructed for 2- and 3-year-olds to try their hand at landing fish.
Members of the Puget Sound Anglers will be on hand to distribute loaner rods and bait, and to assist youngsters with casting, catching, cleaning and weighing their catches.
Food will be available for purchase.
Local anglers stock the pond with up to 1,800 rainbow trout of about 1 pound and another 500-800 trout weighing between 3 and 6 pounds.
Youths younger than 14 are invited throughout the following days and weeks to land more trout from the pond, as many will not be caught in one day.
The North Olympic chapter meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave.
For more information about the Puget Sound Anglers, visit http://tinyurl.com/cert6jk.
Pet acupuncture set
SEQUIM — Holistic veterinarian Anna Maria Gardner will present “The Acupuncture Experience for Your Pet” at Best Friend Nutrition, 680 W. Washington St., Suite B-102, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.
It is the first in Best Friend's Talented Friends of Pets 2013 series.
Gardner the benefits of acupuncture and provide a live demonstration on a dog.
An audience question-and-answer period is set.
Registration is required and includes a $10 donation for pet rescue.
The public is welcome to attend, but dogs should stay at home.
Each participant will receive two tickets to use in the “Fabulous-Healthy-Tasty” silent door prize drawing, which will feature an array of 20 items for dogs and cats, including food, treats, toys, supplements and items for dogs and cats to choose for ticket entries.
To register, phone 360-681-8458 or visit the store.
Volunteer training set
SEQUIM — Volunteer training for Peninsula Therapeutic Riding (formerly the Native Horsemanship Riding Center) will be held at the center, 396 Taylor Cutoff Road, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The training will explain what “equine assisted-activities and therapies” are, the benefits to clients and the community, the role of the volunteer in client lessons, safety procedures and hands-on activities with the horses.
One to three volunteers are needed to assist each client at the center. Client groups range in size from two to four people, so two to 12 volunteers are needed for each group session.
There are 12 group sessions each week during the spring, summer and fall.
The training will be held on a weather-permitting basis.
A makeup date will be announced in case of inclement weather.
For more information on the center or volunteer training, phone 360-582-0907.
Church rummage sale
SEQUIM — Calvary Chapel Sequim, 91 S. Boyce Road, will host a rummage sale Saturday.
The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Proceeds will go toward the church's mission trip to Mexico next month.
Youth fly for free
SEQUIM — Young people with an interest in aviation are invited to a Young Eagle Rally at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Free airplane rides will be offered to aviation enthusiasts aged 8 to 17 with their parent's or guardian's permission.
The event is sponsored by Chapter 430 of the Experimental Aircraft Association to help young people discover more about flying and the steps necessary to become a pilot.
Before each 20-minute Eagle Flight, participants will be introduced to aeronautical charts and shown how to perform a complete walkaround inspection of the aircraft.
Volunteer pilots from EAA Chapter 430 also will explain flight controls and how to check the airplane's critical systems.
After takeoff, pilots will demonstrate basic flight maneuvers — climbs, turns and descents — and allow participants to follow along on the controls.
For more information or to register, phone 360-681-4441.
Thrift shop open
SEQUIM — The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild's thrift shop, Second and Bell streets, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Spring fashions will be featured, along with matching accessories, kitchenware, furniture, jewelry and linens.
White tagged items will be sold at half-price.
Also, tickets to the guild's annual luncheon, silent auction and fashion show at 7 Cedars Casino on Wednesday will be on sale for $17.
The guild is always looking for new volunteers and consigners.
For more, phone 360-683-7044.
Flea market slated
SEQUIM — The fifth annual Community/Multi-Church Flea Market Fundraiser will be held at the Sequim High School cafeteria, 601 N. Sequim Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Proceeds from the sale will support the Sequim/Port Angeles Basque Student Exchange Program in association with Summer in the USA.
The program offers Basque teens from Northern Spain an opportunity to live with local families in Sequim and Port Angeles in July.
All donations cover the costs of transportation, activities and events that support the program.
SEQUIM — A working party to remove invasive Scotch broom is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The group will meet at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.
Volunteers should wear boots and bring their own gloves.
For more information, phone Becca Nissley at 360-681-4076.
SEQUIM — Olympic Christian School will host a flapjack fundraiser at Applebee's, 130 River Road, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday.
Pancakes, eggs, bacon, juice and coffee will be available for $10.
Tickets can be purchased from any OCS family, at the O'Brien Road campus or at the door.
For more information, phone 360-457-4640.
Donate to food drive
SEQUIM — Letter carriers will collect nonperishable food donations in or near mailboxes in Sequim as part of the 21st annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive this Saturday.
Donations go to local food banks.
Postal carriers deliver to homes bags that can be used for donations of such nonperishable food as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal.
The bags can be left by mailboxes Saturday for pickup.
The collection is a week later than other communities on the North Olympic Peninsula because of last week's Irrigation Festival activities.
Carriers in Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Forks collected donations last Saturday.
Backyard birding set
SEQUIM — “Enjoying Spring Sounds,” the seventh session in the Dungeness River Audubon Center's Backyard Birding series, will be held Saturday.
Attendees will meet at the river center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Olympic Peninsula Audubon leaders Dow Lambert and Ken Wiersema will present a slide, video and sound program about recognizing birds by their songs and calls.
The program will feature new recordings of local birds.
The final class in the series, “Birds Out of the Nest,” will be led by Wiersema on Saturday, June 8, and will discuss the vulnerability, feeding, needs and lifestyle of young birds after they leave their nests.
Families and individuals are invited to attend.
There is a $5 fee for those 18 and older.
A free year's membership in the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society is offered to those who complete five classes.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, will accept entries for the Pomona Grange Family Living and Lecturer Contests from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Contest categories are photography, quilts, crafts, baking and canning.
The grange will host an open house for viewing contest submissions from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Baked goods will be available for purchase.
For more information, phone Joy Barrett at 360-683-7021.
SEQUIM — St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., will serve a free hot lunch to community members in need Saturday.
The meal will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
A care closet with free clothing also will be available.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Home Depot, 1145 W. Washington St., will host free do-it-yourself workshop on “Outdoor Living” on Saturday.
The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Customers will be taught how to pick a grill, choose patio arrangements and install Envirotiles over existing or new areas.
For more information, phone 360-582-1620.
Car wash benefit
SEQUIM — A Sequim High School Graduation Party car wash benefit will be held in the Sequim QFC parking lot, 990 E. Washington St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Sequim High School parents are hosting the benefit to raise funds for a safe, substance-free party venue for graduating SHS seniors.
Car washes will be available by donation.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Accordion Social will be held at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Martin Hergt of Victoria will be the featured musician.
Admission is $2.
Phone 360-683-5620 for more information.
BLYN — Members of the Strait of Juan de Fuca Ecosystem Recovery Network will hear from speakers on the changing oil spill risk and possible effects on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and adjacent waters when they meet today.
The quarterly meeting will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Red Cedar Meeting Hall at the Jamestown S'Klallam Community Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway.
The meeting is open to the public.
For more information, email Strait ERN coordinator John Cambalik at StraitSoundEnvironmental@wavecable.com.
Free writers' talk
PORT TOWNSEND — Holly Hughes and Brenda Miller will talk about writing during a presentation from their new book today.
The free talk will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.
The two writers — Hughes, an accomplished poet, and Miller, an award-winning essayist — spent a year in dialogue writing stories in which they use personal experience to explore how traditional contemplative practices — meditation, yoga, mindful walking and mindful eating — can be applied in a world of packed schedules and distractions.
They will explore some of these practices and share stories from their book The Pen and the Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World, published by Skinner House Press,
Hughes, the author of Boxing the Compass and an award-winning anthology, Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer's Disease, teaches writing at Edmonds Community College, where she co-directs the Sustainability Initiative and the Convergence Writers Series.
Miller has authored three essay collections: Listening Against Stone, Blessing of the Animals and Season of the Body.
Her work has received six Pushcart Prizes and has been published in numerous journals.
She is an English professor at Western Washington University and editor-in-chief of The Bellingham Review.
Square dance social
PORT TOWNSEND — The Third Saturday Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social will be fueled by the Puyallup Valley String Band and caller Joanne Pontrello on Saturday.
Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona St., and dancing will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Adults are $5, with children 16 and younger admitted free.
All dances will be taught. All experience levels welcome.
Dancers are encouraged to bring snacks to share.
This will be the last dance of the season.
Dances will resume in September.
For more information, visit www.ptcommunitydance.com or phone 360-385-3308.
Dance and potluck
PORT TOWNSEND — An English Country Dance and Potluck will be held at the Rosewind Common House, 3131 Haines St., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Dancing will be taught by Nan Evans, with music provided by the Rosewind Country Dance Band.
The dance will be followed by a potluck dinner.
Suggested donation is $5.
Rosewind Common House is fragrance-free facility, and no street shoes are allowed (dance shoes or slippers are fine).
For more information, phone Dan Post at 360-554-0417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kah Tai work party
PORT TOWNSEND — A volunteer work party will help pull Scotch broom and pick up garbage at Kah Tai Park from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Volunteers should park at the Kah Tai Lagoon parking lot next to the bathrooms behind Henerey Do it Best Hardware off 12th Street.
Look for a white chevy pickup truck and green volunteer sign near the Benedict Street entrance southeast of the small pond.
Attendees should wear layered work clothes and bring work gloves.
Homemade cookies, hot tea, water, weed pullers and garbage bags will be provided.
For more information, phone 360-385-0307 or email email@example.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — Local singer-songwriter Steve Grandinetti will hold a CD-release party for his new 18-track CD, “Heart of Me,” at the Port Townsend Brewing Co., 330 10th St., from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
The new album has several funk and rock tunes, as well as reggae, country and instrumentals.
After performing 290 shows in 2012, Grandinetti said he is releasing a backlog of original material this year while continuing to perform solo and with his band.
To listen to Grandinetti, visit www.reverbnation.com/stevegrandinetti.
He also is launching a new website at www.stevegrandinetti.com.
CHIMACUM — Members of Thea Foss No. 45 Daughters of Norway will mark the ninth anniversary of the group's founding Sunday.
The celebration will be at 1 p.m. at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.
Thea Foss and her husband, Andrew, founded Foss Maritime Industries, a marine transportation company now headquartered in Seattle.
Thea Foss' grandchildren — Sandy Wright, Craig Foss Campbell and Leslie Foss — will be on hand for the festivities and plan to deliver an oil painting of Thea Foss to group members.
The group also will honor its life and charter members.
The event is open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, phone 360-379-1802.
FORKS — Forks High School cheerleaders will hold a soup lunch fundraiser today.
Soups to choose from include clam chowder, chicken noodle or taco.
The cost of lunch is $6, which includes a roll, cookie and bottle of water.
Lunches will be delivered between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
To place an order, phone Shelley at 360-640-0667 or Kathy at 640-4514.
FORKS — The Forks Chamber of Commerce will host free customer-service workshops today.
The two sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at JT's Sweet Stuffs at 80 N. Forks Ave.
Ali Baker of Chito Beach Resort in Sekiu and Kristin Halberg of KIC Coaching of Port Angeles will provide suggestions on how to interact with the public and encourage visitors to come back.
Participants will be given a certificate of completion.
“Whether or not you are in the hospitality industry, you and your staff are invited and encouraged to attend,” said Marcia Bingham, director of customer service at the chamber.
RSVPs are requested but not required to 360-374-2531.
FORKS — The Forks High School Drama Club presents “Beauty and the Beast” this weekend at the Forks High School Commons Theater, 261 S. Spartan Ave.
Showtimes are today and Saturday at 7 p.m., plus Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Ticket price is $5, and children younger than 5 get in free.
A weekend pass for all four shows costs $10 per person.
Market to open
FORKS — The Forks Open Aire Market will open for the season Saturday.
The market is held across from Forks Airport and south of the Forks Timber Museum at 1421 S. Forks Ave. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday until Oct. 5.
In addition to regular artisans, crafters and vendors, Swap Meet days will be held the first and third Saturdays of June, July, August and September.
Crafters and artisans can sell their wares each Saturday for $5 per space.
Sellers can sell for one day, once a month or all summer long for $5 per week.
For more information, phone 360-374-6332.
Spring plant sale
FORKS — The Bogachiel Garden Club will hold its annual spring plant sale and flea market at the Auto Tech Center on Saturday.
The sale will begin at 9 a.m.
Plants available include blue flag iris, sedums, primroses and a variety of perennials, ground covers and climbers.
Phone Mary Jacoby at 360-327-3544 for information.
Resource fair, potluck
FORKS — The University of Washington's Olympic Natural Resources Center, 1455 S. Forks Ave., will hold its fifth annual Ocean and River Resources Fair and Potluck Barbecue on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Members of the public will have a chance to speak with natural resource scientists, project managers and volunteers.
Attendees also can enjoy live bluegrass music and view a screening of the film “Ocean Frontiers.”
Email Rich Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NEAH BAY — The advisory council of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary will meet from 9:50 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Makah Marina, 1321 Bayview Ave.
The meeting is open to the public, with a public comment period at 2 p.m.
A draft agenda for the meeting is posted at http://tinyurl.com/cjxskat.