Celebrations, music, plants and boat christenings planned on Peninsula this weekend

A grand parade and logging show as part of a Sequim festival and Esprit hosting public events in Port Angeles are among the events scheduled this weekend.

• The Sequim Irrigation Festival offers a full parade and logging show for its Grand Finale Weekend.

The highlight will be the Grand Parade at noon Saturday from Dunlap Avenue to the 600 block of Washington Street and will include essential workers, all of whom were recognized as the Sequim Citizen of the Year in 2020.

Also planned is the Past Royalty Luncheon, which is by invitation only; Sequim Civic Center; golf tournament, noon today, Sunland Golf & County Club; Fireworks show, dusk today at Blake property just south of Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.; Logging Show, noon to dusk today and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Blake property; Fun Run, 11 a.m. Saturday, starting at Sequim Village Center; and the Sequim High School operetta “Emma: A Pop Musical.”

See irrigationfestival.com and facebook.com/SequimIrrigationFestival for last-minute updates.

• Sequim Police Department exhibit is on display at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St.

The exhibit, erected in honor of National Police Week, will be up throughout the month of May.

To learn more about National Police Week, see https://www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org.

• Esprit Gala public events are set for today and Saturday.

The annual talent show will be at 6 p.m. today at the Naval Elks Lodge, 131 E. First St.

A dance party is planned at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Red Lion Hotel’s ballroom, Lincoln and Railroad.

Each event has a $5 cover donation, with all the proceeds going to the Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County to use to provide end-of-life nursing care, medical supplies, grief support and bereavement services without charge to customers.

Esprit has been coming to Port Angeles since 1989, providing a safe space for transgender and cross-dressing individuals while also raising funds for VHOCC.

• RainShadow Chorale, with guest conductor Jolene Dalton Gailey of Port Angeles, will perform at 7 p.m. tonight and 4 p.m. Saturday at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 45 Redeemer Way, in Chimacum. Pianist Lisa Lanza and a Sequim City Band wind ensemble will join both concerts.

Tickets for the performances will be available at the door for suggested donations of $20 for adults and $10 for students — or whatever the patron can afford. Tickets can also be reserved by sending an email request to [email protected], specifying the number of tickets and whether the guest prefers tonight’s or Saturday’s concert.

Proof of full COVID vaccination with photo ID is required for admission, masks must be worn at all times inside the church; the chorale is immunized and has been masking during all rehearsals.

For more information, see rainshadowchorale.org.

• Imagined Reality Improv will perform at Olympic Theater Arts Main Stage, 414 N. Sequim Ave., at 7 p.m. Saturday,

Tickets are $10 and are available at the door, online at olympictheatrearts.org or by calling the box office between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. through Friday.

Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in which plots, characters and dialogue are made up in the moment.

While all ages are welcome, show content is typically rated around PG-13.

Barn party at White Lotus Farm, 3723 Beaver Valley Road, Port Hadlock, is planned from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Music will be provided by Sweater Weather Stringband and RAMBLXR.

• Clean Bay workboat ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Port Ludlow Marina, 1 Gull Drive.

The ceremony will precede the christening of the workboat and other boats on the opening day of the Port Ludlow Yacht Club’s boating season.

Clean Bay is a zero emission, all-electric workboat that will provide free pumpout services in Ludlow Bay.

• Port Ludlow Yacht Club’s Opening Day will be at the Port Ludlow Marina beginning at 10 a.m.

It will include christening of boats and a boat parade.

• The Big Spruce Up Planting Party will be hosted by the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Volunteers will meet at the parking lot where the winter skating rink has been set up, at 121 W. Front St.

They will fill the downtown flower beds with flowers.

Registration is not required.

For more information, see portangeles.org.

• An Accordion social is set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in The Gathering in the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim.

Lyle Schaefer, of Puyallup, is the featured player.

Accordionists are invited to bring their instruments and play a song or two; the public is welcome to listen or to dance.

Recommended donation is $5 to defray room rental costs.

For more information, call 360-452-0191.

• Second Saturday Garden Walk, withMaster gardeners Bob Cain, Laurel Moulton, Audreen Williams and Jan Bartron, is set at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Fifth Street Community Garden, 328 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles.

This month’s topics will include refraining from planting tomatoes too early, crop rotation and dealing with spring pests such as cabbage loopers, cabbage worms and pea leaf weevils.

Participants are encouraged to bring their questions and get timely advice.

For more information, call the Washington State University Extension at 360-565-2679 or visit https://extension.wsu.edu/clallam/mg.

• The Tri-Area Garden Club will conduct a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The annual sale, conducted jointly with Chimacum horticultural students, is in the commons at Chimacum High School, 91 West Valley Road.

The sale features perennials, grasses, shrubs and succulents.

Payment can be made by check or in cash.

Proceeds are used by the club to provide grants for local organizations’ horticulture projects.

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