Carving demo, fiber festival, fly-in among weekend events on Peninsula

While Port Gamble S’Klallam tribal member will give a carving demo in Port Angeles, a Shepherds Festival is planned in Sequim, and the annual Memorial Day Weekend Fly-In Lunch is set in Sekiu.

Information about activities related to the visual and lively arts on the North Olympic Peninsula can be found in Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, in today’s PDN.

Other major weekend events are spotlighted in Things to Do on Page C4 and — by area — below:


Shepherds Festival

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Fiber Growers Association will host its annual Shepherds Festival on Monday.

The free festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

The North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild will provide spinning demonstrations.

Herding-dog demonstrations by Becky Northaven are planned from noon to 2 p.m.

Sheep-shearing, llamas and a petting zoo sponsored by the Lambchops 4-H Club also are planned.

Arts and crafts and lamb kabobs and lamb chili will be sold.

For more information, email [email protected]

Auto show, shine

SEQUIM — The fourth annual Peninsula Dream Machines Auto Show and Shine will be held at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The show is free to enter and free for spectators.

All types of autos will be on display.

7 Cedars will have giveaways for new members of its Total Rewards club.

For more information, phone 360-775-8938.

Walk and bike ride

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers Volksport Club will host a walk and bike ride Saturday.

Participants can choose a 4.3- or 7.5-mile John Wayne Marina Club walk or a 9.3- or 15.5-mile bike ride along the Olympic Discovery Trail through Sequim to Robin Hill County Park.

The walk and bike ride will begin at 9 a.m. at the Sequim QFC, 990 E. Washington St., Suite B.

A lunch and meeting will follow the walk and bike ride at Chinese Garden Restaurant, 271 S. Seventh Ave., at noon.

For more information, phone Mary Allen Clark 360-452-0593.

Adopting pets

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society offers pets for adoption at the Petco in Sequim every Saturday.

Dogs and cats are available at the Petco from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1205 W. Washington St.

For more information, phone 360-457-8206.

Tribute Sunday

SEQUIM — The Trinity United Methodist Church congregation and pastor will pay tribute Sunday to a medical-aid worker with Sequim ties who was killed in August in Afghanistan.

Dan Terry was one of 10 people — and one of six Americans — in the team led by Tom Little, 62, of Delmar, N.Y.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the murders, alleging that the group, most of them devout Christians, were spies and tried to convert Muslims.

It was the biggest assault on foreign Christians since the 2007 kidnapping of 23 South Korean missionaries, two of whom were slain by the Taliban in Ghazni province.

The church’s 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services will include a eulogy delivered by the Rev. Bill Gordon, a slide show and the dedication of a framed tribute to be placed on permanent display at Trinity.

Terry’s sister, Ruth Terry-Pantenberg of the Seattle area, is expected to attend, said Neil Parse, church spokesman.

Terry and his wife, Seija, had often visited his parents, the late Pat and George Terry, in Sequim.

After his parents’ deaths, the couple continued to visit the Sequim church at 100 S. Blake Ave.


Breakfast fundraiser

A breakfast fundraiser for Shane Park playground equipment will be held Sunday.

The breakfast will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Port Angeles Masonic Temple, 622 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles.

Prices are $5 for adults and $4 for children.

The Shane Park Playground Committee’s goal is $130,000 for new equipment.

The next breakfast benefit will be June 12.

Rock N Roll Bike Show

PORT ANGELES — The fourth annual Rock N Roll Bike Show will display bikes Saturday and host a poker run Sunday.

The bike show will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Armory Square upper-level parking lot at 228 W. First St., Port Angeles. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon.

Trophies will be awarded between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Registration for the poker run will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday at Olympic Powersports, 221 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles.

The first bike out will be at 10 a.m. The run will travel west and end at the Black Diamond Community Hall at 1942 Black Diamond Road.

Fees are $10 for rider and motorcycle, $5 more for a passenger.

Prizes will be awarded to winning riders.

For more information, phone Woods at 360-460-4019 or Romberg at 360-417-1679.

Carving demonstration

PORT ANGELES — A Port Gamble S’Klallam tribal member who has created Coast Salish art for 35 years will demonstrate his carving techniques today.

Joe Ives will present the carving demonstration from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pirate Union Building, known as the PUB, at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Fellow S’Klallam carver Jimmy Price, who considers Ives his mentor, will co-host the demonstration.

Admission is free to the public, and attendees will be encouraged to ask questions about the carving process.

To learn more about this and other college events, visit

Halibut Derby

PORT ANGELES — The 11th annual Halibut Derby offers $20,000 cash prizes for the top 30 fish this weekend.

Fishing is from daylight to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Port Angeles harbor.

Prizes in the contest hosted by the Port Angeles Salmon Club range from $5,000 for the first-place fish to $135 for 30th place.

Tickets are $40 per person for the two days and are available at Swain’s General Store, 602 E. First St., Port Angeles.

For more information or to buy tickets online, visit or phone 360-452-2357.


Cellist, composer performs

PORT TOWNSEND — Serendipity Musik will present internationally known cellist and composer Serena Tideman, a Forks native, in concert with the Bay area-based chamber pop folk band Foxtails Brigade on Sunday.

The concert will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Upstage theater and restaurant, 923 Washington St.

Admission at the door is $8 or $4 for seniors and those younger than 21.

Tideman is a cellist and composer who sometimes sings.

Born in Forks, she has been playing cello since the age of 9, was classically trained as a cellist and is self-taught as a composer and improviser.

Her first solo album, “Kalakala: Songs From A Parallel Universe,” was recorded by Ryan Hadlock on the Kalakala abandoned ferry boat.

Her second live album, “Secret Musik,” was recently made available at

San Francisco’s Foxtails Brigade is on a West Coast tour in support of its new album, “The Bread and the Bait,” released April 12 on Antenna Farm Records.

For more information, visit, or

Boiler Room party

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Boiler Prom is hosting a prom party Saturday.

Live dance music by DJ Caleb and Crypto Zoo will be performed from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Boiler Room at 711 Water St.

Food, coffee and prom pictures will be available.

A donation of $5 — or $3 with valid student identification — is suggested at the door, but no one will be turned away, the coffeehouse said.

Quilcene garden sale

QUILCENE SEmD The Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club’s annual plant sale will be Saturday.

The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101.

Club members will provide cuttings, starts and mature plant materials from their gardens.

Jeff and Jerry Childs will sell Japanese maples, Egg & I Nursery will offer hanging fuchsia baskets, Anne Marie Nylund and Mavis Sorensen will offer geraniums, and the Quilcene Lions Club will sell cedar planter boxes.

The club’s tradition of selling arrangements of cut flowers for Memorial Day will continue.

Master Gardener Mike McFadden will staff a booth to answer gardening-related queries.

A raffle also will be held, and desserts will be sold.

More than 25 businesses have contributed items for the raffle.

For more information, phone 360-765-3274.

Tractor Days

NORDLAND — Tractor Days is planned at the Nordland General Store on Sunday.

The Marrowstone Island celebration will begin with a noon parade of tractors, lawn tractors and toy tractors.

Participants are invited to decorate their machines.

Live music will be performed by Peter Evasick and George Rezendes. Jerry Goetz will provide food and drinks.

The Marrowstone Triathlon will begin at 2 p.m.

The first leg is a run from the Nordland store to Mystery Bay, followed by canoeing or kayaking back to the store.

The third leg is a bicycle ride of about three miles, beginning and ending at the store.

For more information, phone 360-385-0777.

Kah Tai cleanup

PORT TOWNSEND — A work party to clean up Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park is planned Saturday.

Participants will meet at 9:30 a.m. and work until 12:30 p.m.

The work area will border the Transit Park and Ride, both on the east and north sides, then move along Landes Street between 14th and 16th streets.

Volunteers can park at the Kah Tai parking lot off 12th Street and walk to the work site. They should wear layered work clothes and bring work gloves.

Bright-green “volunteers at work” signs will be erected.

Weed wrenches, garbage bags, water and homemade cookies will be provided.

For more information, phone Rosemary Sikes at 360-385-0307 or email her at [email protected]

North Bay Garage Sale

PORT LUDLOW — The annual North Bay Garage Sale is planned Saturday.

The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Port Ludlow Beach Club’s Bayview Room, 121 Marina View Drive.

It is sponsored by the North Bay Lot Owners Association.

Sale organizers ask for no early arrivals.

Big Squeezy dancing

PORT TOWNSEND — Steve Rice and Big Squeezy will play at the Quimper Grange on Saturday night.

The dance will be from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall at 1219 Corona St., Port Townsend.

Admission is $12. Dance lessons will be offered from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Big Squeezy is a rock accordion combo from Seattle that plays a mix of zydeco, rock ’n’ roll, Cajun, blues and “squeezy” originals.

For more information, phone 360-385-1667 or 360-385-5705.

‘Nymbol’s Secret Island’

PORT TOWNSEND — The world of pirates, goblins and fairies that is “Nymbol’s Secret Island” will visit Port Townsend tonight and Saturday.

“Nymbol’s Secret Island” is an all-ages variety show full of music, stories, dancing, improvisation and audience participation.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. both nights at the American Legion Hall, 209 Monroe St.

Audience members are encouraged to dress up; fairies, gnomes, pirates and witches are welcome.

The show is recommended for ages 5 and older.

Tickets are from $13 to $16 and are available at; Quimper Sound, 230 Taylor St.; and Wandering Wardrobe, 936 Washington St.

For more information, phone 360-221-0322 or visit


Fly-in lunch

SEKIU — Pilots and other members of the public are invited to gather at the Sekiu Airport for a Memorial Day Weekend Fly-In Lunch on Saturday.

Burgers and hot dogs for lunch will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the airport.

The meal is $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $1 for children younger than 5.

Some pilots will fly over the beginning of the Swiftsure 2011 International Yacht Race, hosted by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, which starts at 10 a.m. that day.

Proceeds from the fly-in lunch will go to a disaster action team of the Olympic Peninsula chapter of the American Red Cross.

For more information, phone Gary Fernandes 360-963-2485.

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