Rock opera, quilts, grape stomping offered on Peninsula

An environmental rock opera, quilts and a grape-stomping competition are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsula


Open house

SEQUIM — Shipley Center will conduct an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.

The center is at 921 E. Hammond St.

Demonstrations of classes and activities, entertainment, information and a bake sale are planned.

An update on the Health & Wellness Annex project is set at 2 p.m., along with recognition of special guests.

For more information, see

Grange flea market

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange will host a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Food will be served in the kitchen at the grange hall at 290 Macleay Road, beginning at 10 a.m.

For more information, call Bob Clark at 360-808-2364.

Slugs and snails

SEQUIM — The Dungeness River Audubon Society will offer Slugs & Snails, a presentation in its “Focus On” series at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The lecture will be at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The program costs $5 for river center members, $10 for non-members.

Coming up are lectures on rodents, Oct. 20; kingfishers and herons, Nov. 10; raccoons, Dec. 15; and raptors, Jan. 19.

For more information, call 360-681-4076 or email [email protected]

Hospital guild shop

SEQUIM — The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Featured items at the shop at 204 W. Bell St., include artwork of all sizes, an ostrich egg, an unusual chess set, a sterling silverware set and a Keurig coffee maker.

Furniture, puzzles, books and fall clothing round out the inventory.

White-tagged items will be marked at half price.

For more information call 360-683-7044.

We The People

SEQUIM — We The People discussion group will resume monthly meetings at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The discussion groups, which are free and open to the public, are at The Lodge at Sherwood Village, 660 Evergreen Farm Way.

Saturday’s discussion will reflect on the comments of the late Sen. John McCain: “We have always had so much more in common with each other than in disagreement. If only we remember that and give each other the benefit of the presumption that we all love our country, we will get through these challenging times.”

Future meetings are scheduled for Oct. 20 and Nov. 17.

Sequim resident George Lindamood will serve as the discussion facilitator.

Buck Ellard Band

SEQUIM — The Buck Ellard Band will be playing for dinner and dancing from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

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

Admission is $10 per person.

Organic garlic

SEQUIM — Pam Larsen will talk about “Growing Great Organic Garlic” at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nash’s Farm Store.

The lecture is free at the store at 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way.

For more information, see www.nashsorganic

Veterans benefits

SEQUIM — A free veterans’ benefits seminar is set for 2 p.m. Saturday.

The two-hour presentation will be at the American Legion Hall at 107 Prairie St.

Veterans, their spouses and surviving spouses of veterans are welcome.

Financial planning

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library will host an introduction to financial planning by Ray Chirayath at 6 p.m. Monday.

The public is invited to the free presentation at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The informational presentations are geared towards people new to financial planning.

There will be time for questions following the presentation.

For more information, call NOLS at 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit


Candidate report

PORT ANGELES — Bill Peach, incumbent candidate for the District 3 seat on the Clallam County commission will speak to the Republican Women of Clallam County during a breakfast meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive. Both women and men are welcome to attend the no-host breakfast.

Peach is running for re-election in the Nov. 6 general election. He faces Democrat Mike Doherty Jr., a former county commissioner.

On Saturday, Peach will report on homelessness, the opioid epidemic, housing shortage, workforce challenges and climate change, and discuss his track record as a county commissioner.

For more information, visit

Children’s Choir

PORT ANGELES — The African Children’s Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Revolution Church, 3415 S. Peabody St.

The public is invited to this concert.

Admission is free although donations will be appreciated.

For more information, call the church at 360-477-4844 or visit www.african


Genealogical meeting

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Genealogical Society will host a presentation by Mary Roddy from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Roddy, a professional genealogist, is a member of the Seattle Genealogical Society. She will speak on “Bagging a Live One: Reverse Genealogy in Action.”

This event is free to the public although donations are appreciated.


Cabin Fever Quilt Show

PORT TOWNSEND — More than 150 quilts will be on display at Cabin Fever Quilt Show today.

The show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St.

Admission will be a $5 donation; children 12 and younger admitted free.

The bi-annual show displays quilts by members and guests of the Cabin Fever Quilt Club. It features art quilts as well as those for hospice and cancer patients as well as Quilts of Valor for military recipients.

A quilt will be raffled. Demonstrations of quilting techniques, vendors, and quilter’s country store with quilts and quilting-related items for sale are planned.

Cafe is on site for breakfast and lunch. Parking is free.

For more information, see www.cabinfeverquilters


PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet at 11:45 a.m. today.

The public is invited to take part in discussions at Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar, 842 Washington St.

The topic for today’s conversation will be “Big Pharma.”

Rock opera

PORT TOWNSEND — Caravan Stage Co. will offer performances of “Nomadic Tempest” outdoors on a tall ship docked at Point Hudson today and Saturday.

Performers and crew will present the original rock opera with an environmental theme from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The site opens at 7:30 p.m. and arrival time should be no later than 8 p.m., organizers said.

Tickets are by donation, with a suggestion of $25 per adult, $20 for seniors and students, and $10 for children 14 and younger.

Tickets for the Point Hudson performances are available at the venue, through or through the website

“Nomadic Tempest” is the mythical story of four monarch butterflies searching for a refuge on a planet drowned through climate change.

Harpists perform

PORT TOWNSEND — Kim Robertson and Sunita Staneslow will perform harp music tonight.

The concert will be from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Quaker Port Townsend Friends Meetinghouse, 1841 Sheridan St.

Admission will be $10 at the door. They will play Celtic, Israeli and original music.

Gospel of Gutter Queen

PORT TOWNSEND — Caela Bailey of Seattle will perform one night only tonight at the Palindrome.

She will bring her new album, “Gospel of the Gutter Queen,” to the Palindrome at 1893 S Jacob Miller Road from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., followed by a dance party until 10 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20.

Bailey will share songs and stories from her childhood, weaving in and out of Port Townsend and her connections with some well known local characters.

She was born in the home of the juggling troupe the Flying Karamozov Brothers. The daughter of songwriter Ron W. Bailey and aerialist Cathy Sutherland (founders of the Seattle Moisture Festival), Bailey grew up surrounded by street performers, circus legends, burlesque stars and incredible musicians while traveling and performing around America and Europe.

She will perform with a combination of her own band, General Mojo’s, and her father’s band, The Tangents, for a blending of generations and musical styles.

Through music, storytelling, video and comedy, she will explore the path that has brought her this far.

Tickets are available online at thunderbull

Andrew Duhon Band

PORT TOWNSEND — Andrew Duhon, a songwriter from New Orleans, will perform at Rainshadow Recording on Battery Way from 7:30 to 9:30 tonight.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at andrewduhon.brownpaper

Duhon has released three recordings, the latest of which, The Moorings, was nominated for a Grammy in 2014 for Best Engineered Album.

He will perform with his band, which includes keyboardist Daniel Walker, who last played at Rainshadow with John Fullbright.

Metaphysical book sale

PORT TOWNSEND — The Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center will sell home-made treats, ad an array of metaphysical books and items on Saturday.

The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center at 3918 San Juan Ave.

For more information, see

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — The Bobcats will be the featured musical entertainment at the next Quimper Grange contra dance and social at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $6; children younger than 16 will be admitted free at the grange, 1219 Corona St.

Trevor Monson will be the caller. The event will begin with a half-hour lesson at 7:30 p.m., after which the dance will be held until 11 p.m.

For more information, visit

UFO Meet Up

PORT TOWNSEND — A round-table discussion, Day After Disclosure, is planned at the Olympic UFO Meet Up on Saturday.

The meeting will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting House, 1841 Sheridan Ave.

Day After Disclosure will ask the question: If UFO secrecy were to end, what would a post-disclosure world be like?

Attendees are invited to continue the conversation afterwards at a different location. Space will be available for people to meet in private.

Grape Stomp

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend Vineyards will host the Second Annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Celebration from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The free evening will be at the winery at 2640 W. Sims Way.

Grape stomping competitions are planned, along with food vendors, live music and children’s games.

Wine by the glass and bottle will be available.

The Buck Ellard Band will perform. The winery also will provide a corn hole, lawn blankets and hula hoops.


Items for this listing of community events must be submitted by 5 p.m. Mondays. To submit, call 360-417-3527, fax 360-417-3521, email [email protected] or visit the newsroom at 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA, 98362.

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