Car show, plant sale, drag races on Peninsula this weekend

Events across the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

A car show, a plant sale and West End Thunder drag races are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more about this weekend’s Concert & Cuisine dinner celebrating young musicians 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.peninsula


Beach tour

PORT ANGELES — The Coastal Watershed Institute will host a free public tour and workshop of the renewed Beach Lake shoreline Saturday.

The tour of the Beach Lake Acquisition and Restoration Project site will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Preregistration is required at jamie.michel@coastalwater or 206-282-3025.

A half-mile section of eroded beach was transformed from cobbles to a shoreline covered by 6 feet to 10 feet of sand after armoring was removed east of the Elwha River mouth in August.

Saturday’s tour and workshop will celebrate the restoration, acknowledge a long list of supporters, update the community on the progress “and engage citizens to help us motivate funders to help us expedite the public opening of this property,” said Jamie Michel, nearshore biologist with the nonprofit Coastal Watershed Institute and project manager.

More information on the Coastal Watershed Institute can be found at

Rummage sale

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Lodge 37 of the Sons of Norway will host a rummage sale at Scandia Hall on Saturday.

The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the hall, 131 W. Fifth Ave.

This sale will benefit “Scandia Kids,” an after-school enrichment program of the lodge designed for elementary and junior high students.

For more information about Sons of Norway, phone Dick Grinstad at 360-452-6334.

Fall roundup

PORT ANGELES — Bill Bryant, Republican candidate for governor, will be the keynote speaker at the Clallam County Republicans’ third annual Fall Roundup from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

A Western barbecue and a no-host bar are planned at the event at the Home Arts Building at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St.

Advance tickets are $20 per person. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free. Tickets will be sold at the door for $25 each.

In addition to Bryant, who is running against Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, other GOP candidates running for county and state offices in the Nov. 8 general election are expected.

Western wear will be welcome. Bret Wiggins will perform Western songs as an Elvis tribute artist.

Phone the GOP office at 360-417-3035 to order tickets or phone Judy O’Donnell at 360-457-1672 for information.

Interested parties also can stop by the GOP office at 509 S. Lincoln St. between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays for tickets and more information.

Music for babies

PORT ANGELES — “Music for Baby & Me” and “Toddler Storytimes” will resume at the Port Angeles Library today.

Both programs are free at the public library at 2210 S. Peabody St.

“Toddler Storytimes” are at 10:15 a.m. and “Music for Baby & Me” at 11:15 a.m. every Friday through Nov. 18 and from Jan. 6 to May 12. No programs are set April 28 or Nov. 11.

The music program program features songs, fingerplays and rhymes for babies up to 24 months old and their parents or caregivers.

Storytimes feature picture books, fingerplays, music and plenty of movement and wiggles.

After each session, parents and caregivers are welcome to linger, visit and swap information.

For more information, visit, phone 360-417-8500, ext. 7705, or email


PORT ANGELES — Artist Jan Dove will lead a workshop in making journals at the Port Angeles Library at 2 p.m. Saturday.

This CreativiTea program is free and open to all ages at the public library at 2210 S. Peabody St.

Participants will start with needle, thread and sheets of paper and leave with a decorated journal reflecting their own individual style.

Time will be provided for chatting, sipping and adding personal touches to the journals with provided collage materials and other supplies.

For information, go to

Dream machines

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula Dream Machines will host a show and shine at the Walmart Supercenter parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

A raffle and 50/50 drawing are planned during the car show at 3411 E. Kolonels Way.

Proceeds will benefit the Pet Posse, which helps find lost pets or their owners.

Don Amundson, National Hot Rod Association safety inspector, will provide free safety inspections for Show & Shine car attendees.

A free car corral is planned.

A $20 donation will be payable to Pet Posse for any vehicles sold.

Port Angeles Solar Tour

PORT ANGELES — A self-guided tour of homes equipped for solar energy will be offered Saturday.

The free tour will begin at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St., where a “Spin Your Meter Backwards” presentation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. will provide orientation.

Tours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homes will be open for viewing, with homeowners available to answer questions.

The tour is organized by Power Trip Energy.

For more about Power Trip, see www.powertrip or call 360-643-3080.

Customer appreciation

PORT ANGELES — The Hidden Bush will offer a free lunch in a thank-you to customers Saturday.

The customer appreciation event will be from noon to 5 p.m. at the store at 3230 U.S. Highway 101.

Little Devil’s Lunchbox will cater the event.


Discussion group

SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet at the Sequim Library from 10 a.m. to noon today.

The day’s topic is “The Truth About Trade: What Critics Get Wrong About the Global Economy” at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

New members are always welcome to the free meetings.

For more information, visit Discussion or contact John Pollock at or 360-683-9622.

Flea market

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

Many items will be for sale at the grange at 290 Macleay Road.

For information, call Bob Clark at 360-683-4431.

Fundraiser breakfast

SEQUIM — Supporters for the construction of a pickleball court will host a pancake breakfast at the Applebee’s restaurant from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $10 for the breakfast at 130 River Road. Pancakes, bacon or sausage and coffee, milk or juice will be served.

There will also be a silent auction.

Thrift shop

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

Fall fashions are featured with designer handbags, fine jewelry, shoes, household item, dishes, furniture, books and puzzles, and white-tagged items are half-price at the shop at 204 W. Bell St.

Profits from the guild’s thrift shop are donated to such community health organizations as Olympic Medical Center, Peninsula College and the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic.

Volunteer workers are needed.

Phone 360-683-7044 for information.

Monthly dance

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange will host its monthly dance from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $10 each or $15 per couple at the grange hall at 290 Macleay Road.

For information, call Valerie Ellard at 360-821-9321.

Elks bingo

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.

Rock and walk

SEQUIM — Rock and Walk for Babies will take place at Carrie Blake Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The event at the park at 202 N. Blake Ave. is sponsored by The Tears Foundation, a nonprofit that provides assistance and ongoing support for families bereaved after losing a child.

Registration is $10, with children 12 and younger admitted free.

For more information, go to

Bunco, luncheon

SEQUIM — St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will host a luncheon with bunco games and a silent auction from noon to 3 p.m. today.

Admission is $15 for the luncheon at the church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

Sandwiches, salads, desserts, coffee and juice will be served.

The event will be hosted by the Sequim Guild.

All profits will go to the Seattle Children’s Hospital uncompensated care fund.

For information, call Lillian Chapman at 360-683-5932 or email sequim


Training courses

CARLSBORG — CERT training courses for the Gardiner/Diamond Point communities will take place Saturdays, Sept. 17 and 24 at the Diamond Point Fire Station, 121 Sunshine Ave., and Oct. 1 at the fire station in Carlsborg.

Participants are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m. and classes will start at 9 a.m.

Community emergency response teams are made up of volunteers from the two communities to respond in the event of a major disaster.

For more information, contact Blaine Zechenelly at blaine.zechenelly@out


Branch kickoff

PORT TOWNSEND — The American Association of University Women of Port Townsend will launch its 2016-17 projects at the Elks Lodge from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Current and prospective members are invited to attend this welcome-back/get-acquainted session at the lodge at 555 Otto St.

Attendees can learn about the history of the branch, sign up for interest groups and volunteer for activities that support AAUW’s educational projects and scholarships.

For more information on AAUW projects and membership, visit or phone Anne Englander at 360-390-5896.

Discounted swim

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.

For more information, phone 360-385-7665, email or visit

Conversation Cafe

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

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

For more information, go to www.conversation

Work party

PORT TOWNSEND — Volunteers will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the parking area at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking at Fort Worden State Park to help remove invasive English ivy.

Volunteers are asked to bring garden gloves, water and extra hands to the work party at 200 Battery Way.

For information, go to, call 360-344-4459 or email

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Au Contraire will perform at the Quimper Grange contra dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $6, with youths 16 and younger admitted free.

Jo Yount will call dances. Attendees are invited to bring a partner or find one at the grange hall at 1219 Corona St.

For information, call Yount at 360-385-0456.

Olympic UFO meetup

PORT TOWNSEND — A short film, “The Maury Island Incident,” will be shown at the Olympic UFO Meetup from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The free meeting will be at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting House, 1841 Sheridan Ave.

“The Maury Island Incident” tells the story of Harold Dahl, who allegedly witnessed a UFO crash over Puget Sound on June 21, 1947. Attendees can continue the discussion at another location following the main meeting.

For more information, phone Maurene Morgan at 360-344-2991 or email or

Senior cohousing

PORT TOWNSEND — A talk about senior cohousing and Quimper Village will take place at 2933 Jackman St. from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

For more information and to sign up, call 360-379-2566.

Art supply sale

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Arts Center will host an art supply sale from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Donated art supplies will be for sale at the center at 701 Water St.

Art books, ink and brush sets, colored pencils, watercolors and other gently used or unused supplies will be offered.

The sale will benefit the Northwind Arts Center. For information, contact Nancy Machette at 360-385-2224 or

Art show

PORT TOWNSEND — Artist and resident Faith Kalous will offer a collection of her paintings, jewelry and other handmade items for sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Undertown.

The gallery is located in the Undertown shops, 211 Taylor St. Kalous is raising funds for a trip to Hawaii, where she plans to scatter her mother’s ashes.

She creates art and jewelry under the name “Faithful Faith.”


Genealogy talk

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Genealogical Society will host professional genealogist Janet Camarata during a full-day seminar Saturday.

The talk will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

A donation of $10 for the full-day seminar is suggested.

To understand an ancestor’s life, genealogists use timelines, chronologies and online calculators to summarize and identify interconnected historical events.

Camarata’s topic, “Putting Your Ancestors in Their Place … and Time: Timelines, Chronologies and Calculators,” will demonstrate how these methods worked to help understand a family’s mid-1800s migration from Kentucky to Missouri to Kansas.

Members and friends of the genealogical society can learn about timelines and chronologies in the morning, while in the afternoon, Camarata will present “Calculating Our Ancestors’ Lives,” which compares the lives of ancestors with the people of today using online tools for computing inflation, cousins, distance and weather.

Participants should bring a lunch. Coffee, tea and water will be available.

For more information, go to

Plant sale

CHIMACUM — Kul Kah Han Native Plant Garden’s fall plant sale will take place at the picnic pavilion at H.J. Carroll Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Kul Kah Han Native Plant Demonstration Garden at 9884 state Highway 19 seeks to encourage environmental responsibility through the cultivation of native plants.

Kul Kah Han also sponsors educational presentations and invites other organizations to collaborate.

The public is invited to join volunteers at the garden in the park each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March through October to help with garden maintenance and learn more about Northwest native plants.

For more information, phone Bekka Bloom at 360-301-6241 or email bekka

More about the Kul Kah Han Native Plant Demonstration Garden can be found at www.nativeplant

Icelandic talk

CHIMACUM — Sonja Schoenleber will tell of visiting Iceland during the Thea Foss Chapter of Daughters of Norway’s meeting at the Tri-Area Community Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The public is invited to hear “Icelandic Adventures” at the community center, 10 West Valley Road.

She will also talk about Iceland’s geothermal heating, turf museum, blue lagoon and burial site cabin.

For more information, email Kari Mathews at


Flagler Run

NORDLAND — A 5K fun run at Fort Flagler at 1 p.m. Sunday will benefit the Feed the Children organization.

Runners should register at flaglerrun before race day.

The race will take place at the historic fort, 10541 Flagler Road.

For information, call 360-316-9239, email flag or visit or


Boffer swordplay

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library will host boffer swordplay from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today.

Participants from ages 6 to 18 are welcome at this free event. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by parents or guardians.

The activity will be outside, weather permitting.

Participants are encouraged to bring layers of clothing, a water bottle and, if they have them, boffer swords.

Boffer swordplay is a physical sport with light contact, similar in intensity to soccer and a pillow fight.

Constructed of foam-wrapped PVC pipe, duct tape and imagination, boffers are used in live-action roll-playing games and mock combat. For information, go to


Lions breakfast

JOYCE — The Crescent Bay Lions Club on state Highway 112 and Holly Hill Road will serve breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.

The menu includes eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham or bacon or sausage and coffee/tea.

Proceeds will support Crescent High School yearbooks, scholarships for seniors, holiday food baskets, glasses for the needy and other community projects.


West End Thunder

FORKS — West End Thunder drag races will take place all Saturday and Sunday at the Forks Municipal Airport.

The gates at the airport will open at 8:30 a.m. and general admission will be $10. Children younger than age 10 will be admitted for free.

There will be one-eighth-mile races, classic cars and food. This is an alcohol-free event.

For information, go to

New postmasters

FORKS — Two new postmasters on the West End will be sworn in during a joint ceremony at 10:30 a.m. today.

Laura Huling, Forks postmaster, and Maureen McGarrett, Clallam Bay postmaster, will be sworn in at the Forks Post Office, 61 S. Spartan Ave.

Chuck Roberts, manager of post office operations in the Seattle district, will conduct the ceremony.

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