A block party in Port Hadlock, a telescope party at Hurricane Ridge and Shakespeare plays are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.
For more about this weekend’s Port Townsend Gallery Walk and information about other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly magazine included with today’s PDN.
Information also is available in the interactive calendar at www.peninsuladaily news.com.
Shakespeare in Park
PORT TOWNSEND — Key City Public Theatre will present performances of William Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” at 6 p.m. today, , Saturday and Sunday at Chetzemoka Park.
Open seating starts at 5:30 p.m. in the park, Jackson and Blaine streets.
Admission will be by donation.
Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating on the grass and to dress warmly for when the sun goes down. Picnic fare is welcome. Concessions will also be sold.
For those with limited mobility, golf cart transport will be provided from the park entrance at Jackson and Blaine streets down the hill to the performance venue.
For information, call at 360-385-KCPT (5278) or go to keycitypublictheatre.org.
Museum free day
PORT TOWNSEND — There will be a free day for Jefferson County residents at three museums operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society on Saturday.
The museums that will have free admission are the Jefferson Museum of Art & History, 540 Water St.; the Commanding Officer’s Quarters at Fort Worden; and the Rothschild House Museum, 540 Water St.
Free Day at the Museums is the first Saturday of every month and is supported by the Port Townsend Arts Commission.
PORT TOWNSEND — Mountain View Pool will offer a discounted open swim from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.
Everyone is invited to swim for $2 at the pool, 1919 Blaine St.
The whole pool will be dedicated to play. Noodles, rings and other floating toys will be available. No lap lanes will be offered.
Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center will host free waterfront boat tours today.
During the free 30-minute boat ride on the center’s motor launch, visitors can see the Victorian seaport of Port Townsend from the water.
Tours will leave on the hour and half-hour from the center’s dock, 431 Water St.
The launch will accommodate six to eight people in each tour — first-come, first-served.
Donations will be accepted.
For information, contact Ace Spragg at 360-385-3628, ext. 103, or ace@nw maritime.org.
Animal feeding time
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center invites the public to help feed the hungry animals in its exhibits at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Urchins, anemones, sea stars and hermit crabs will be featured at the center, 532 Battery Way.
For information, contact Alison Riley at 360-385-5582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center will open its pilothouse simulator to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The pilothouse simulator at the center, 431 Water St., allows users to take the wheel of a virtual Coast Guard cutter, navigating through waves, darkness and other boat traffic.
For information, contact Ace Spragg at 360-385-3628, ext. 103, or ace@nw maritime.org.
Ives, Seeger tribute
PORT TOWNSEND — Tribute artists Tom Rawson as Pete Seeger and Mike Murray as Burl Ives will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center.
The center is located at 3918 San Juan Ave.
For information, contact 360-531-1180 or email email@example.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — An Interfaith Peace Walk will arrive in Port Townsend today with the local leg starting at 9 a.m.
The regional walk began July 24 in Salem, Ore. The Port Townsend leg will start at the L.B. Good Memorial County Park across from the entrance to Naval Magazine Indian Island’s main gate and will end at Pope Marine Park.
A closing circle will take place at Pope Marine Park at 2 p.m.
The walk is open to the public and marks the 71st anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
For information, call Doug Milholland at 360-774-2949 or call 206-724-7632.
PORT HADLOCK — Hadlock Building Supply will host the Port Hadlock Block Party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Most of the events will be held in the store’s parking lot at 901 Ness’ Corner Road.
There will be food and parking lot displays from vendors and community nonprofit organizations.
At noon, Kitsap Credit Union will host a haystack hunt, one of several kids’ activities.
At 11:30 a.m., Ferino’s Pizzeria will hold a car show with winners announced at 1 p.m.
A beer garden is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will also be music with Uncle Funk and the Dope 6 performing at Hadlock Building Supply from noon to 3 p.m. At 6 p.m., the Dukes of Dabob will play at the Valley Tavern.
First Friday tour
PORT HADLOCK — The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding will open its doors for tours from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.
The public is invited to tour the campus and shops of the Port Hadlock Heritage Campus, 42 N. Water St.
The event is open to the public, and no reservations are necessary.
For information, contact Christina Cogan at 360-385-4948 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT HADLOCK — The East Jefferson Beekeeping Association will be the host for a class in the fall management of bees at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Jefferson County Library.
The course the last in the association’s calendar this summer at the library, 620 Cedar Ave., and will be $20. Attendees must also be members in beekeeping clubs.
For information, call Gail Moa at 360-385-1968 or email email@example.com.
PORT HADLOCK — Friends of Chimacum Creek will hold a beach cleanup at Irondale Beach County Park from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.
Volunteers will meet in the park parking lot, 562 Moore St.
The public is invited to participate but should bring garbage bags and garden gloves.
For information, call Susie Learned at 360-531-0167 or email sb@seacraft classics.com.
PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Bookmobile will be open at the Jefferson County Library from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.
The bookmobile will be parked in the library parking lot and ready for patrons to check in and check out books at 620 Cedar Ave.
QUILCENE — Peninsula favorite Lobo Del Mar will be featured at the Linger Longer Family Fest at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Linger Longer Outdoor Theater.
Along with the performance, there will be activities and entertainment for kids from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 13 at the theater, 151 E. Columbia Ave., in the Quilcene Museum Worthington Park.
Lobo Del Mar will play and perform the music of highland bagpipes, Polynesian dance, Spanish flamenco, Irish step dancing, bellydancing, Celtic music and Mexican music.
For information, call 360-765-4848 or email quilcene firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRINNON — Eric Sugar Larsen will be the performer for this week’s Music on the Patio at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort.
Music nights are only for adults age 21 and older at the resort, 308913 U.S. Highway 101.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge will host bingo games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Admission will be free at the lodge at 143 Port Williams Road.
Minimum buy-in for the game is $10, and the Elks will offer popular bingo games, including progressive.
Players must be 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 — The Delta Rays will perform at 6 p.m. today at the Sequim Library as part of the library’s Outdoor Concert Series.
The concert is free at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
The Delta Rays have played their blend of zydeco, rhythm and blues, Irish fiddle, Tex-Mex accordion, Gypsy folk and swing music around the Olympic Peninsula for over 20 years.
The public is invited to bring a picnic, a blanket and chairs to the outdoor stage area behind the library.
In case of rain or inclement weather, the concert will be held indoors.
SEQUIM — Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm will host Jungible Summer Music Sessions at 7 tonight with music from Blue Rooster.
Tickets are $15 per adult; kids 12 and younger are admitted for free at the farm, 3932 Sequim-Dungeness Way.
Tickets are available at the show. This week’s Jungible Summer Session will benefit Tour de Lavender and the Olympic Discovery Trail.
Food, beer, wine and cider will be available from Pacific Pantry along with ice cream from Vikings Feast Ice Cream.
For information, call 360-582-1185 or go to http:// jungiblefestival.com.
Cat’s Meow concert
SEQUIM — The Fifth Avenue will host the Cat’s Meow Swing Quintet from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $5 or $4 for Shipley Center members at The Fifth Avenue, 500 W. Hendrickson Road.
Cat’s Meow will play dance music from the swing era to Dixieland to big band and Latin styles.
The performers are Joey Lazzaro on trumpet, John Zuerner on saxophone, Jim Rosland on keyboards, Jack Smith on drums and Trevor Hanson on guitar.
For information, call 360-638-3345.
Shipley benefit sale
SEQUIM — The 11th annual benefit sale for Shipley Center and scholarships will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday.
Furniture, books, baked goods, clothing, artwork, toys, kitchen and household goods, crafts, sewing and quilting items, tools, sports and exercise items, light fixtures and lamps and collectibles will be for sale.
Shipley Center and its scholarship fund for high school students will benefit from the sale at 990 E. Washington St., Suites E-104 and E105.
For information, call Shipley Center at 360-683-6806.
SEQUIM — Sequim Single Seniors will have a picnic at Pioneer Park at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The cost for the picnic at the park, 387 E. Washington St., will be $10.
Entree dishes will be provided and side dishes are brought by members.
Contact Lillian Chapman at 360-683-5932 or Bobbie Dahm at 360-582-9873 for information.
Gem group open house
CALRSBORG — The Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association will hold its fall open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the club’s shop.
The public is invited to the open house at 81 Hooker Road, Unit 5.
Club members will be available to show the shop and its facilities as well as answer questions.
For more information, go to www.sequimrocks.com or call President Scott Thornhill at 360-912-1520.
Shakespeare in woods
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center will present William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in three free performances this weekend at Webster’s Woods.
Shows are at 5:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday in the outdoor theater of the meadow in the woods, located at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Attendees are invited to bring blankets and picnics.
For information, go to www.pafac.org/shakespeare- outdoors.html.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Community Playhouse will present a new version of “Titanic: The Musical” today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 to $18 at the playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd.; at Beauty and the Beach salon; and at 1st Security Bank in Sequim. Tickets are also available online at www.ghostlight- productions.com.
The Tony Award-winning musical features an all-local cast, crew and musicians.
For information and tickets, call 360-775-8970.
Telescopes on ridge
PORT ANGELES — For the seventh summer, volunteer “dark ranger” John Goar will explain the night sky for free at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park.
Goar will host telescope nights at 10:15 p.m. today and Saturday.
If skies are cloudy, programs will be canceled.
For program status, call the park recording at 360-565-3131 after 3 p.m. the day of the program.
More star parties are scheduled for Aug. 22 through Aug. 31 at 9:30 p.m. and Sept. 1-4 at 9:15 p.m.
For information, go to olympictelescope.com.
Ambulance open house
FORKS — An open house will be held at the ambulance shed at 530 Bogachiel Way from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The public is invited to check out the equipment and consider becoming an emergency medical technician or support volunteer.