Free airplane flights and bat walk among weekend’s activities on the Peninsula

Events abound across the North Olympic Peninsula.

Free airplane flights and a bat walk are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more about a performance by the Dmitri Matheny Group in Port Townsend 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


Concert, auction

PORT TOWNSEND — KPTZ 91.9 FM will host a Summer Swing and Silent Auction from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The auction is a fundraiser for the volunteer community radio station.

Tickets are $10 at or at the door at The Palindrome, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. for this event, which is limited to those 21 or older.

Music will be provided by Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers,” a five-member band. Eaglemount Wine and Cider will be available for purchase.

The Spot is catering the fundraiser and will have crab cakes, seafood chowder and pulled-pork sandwiches for sale.

For information, go to

Benefit concert

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Friends Meeting will host a benefit concert featuring the trio Pay to Get Out at 7 p.m. Saturday.

A dessert social is scheduled for 7 p.m., and music will start at 7:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the concert at the Friends Meetinghouse, 1841 Sheridan St., will go toward a loan for the meetinghouse.

Admission will be by donation, $5 to $50, but no one will be turned away.

Pay to Get Out specializes in performing old-time music, bluegrass, hits from the 1950s and ’60s and other works.

The group — composed of Carol Chandler on guitar, Beau Beaudry on ukulele and Jane Ludwig on the bass box — met at an Arizona music jam eight years ago and now lives in Port Townsend.

For information, call Hazel Johnson at 360-385-6000.

Manresa dance

PORT TOWNSEND — The Second Sunday Manresa Dance will feature lessons in salsa at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $7 and includes lessons and dance until 10 p.m. at Manresa Castle, 651 Cleveland St.

A DJ dance will take place at 8 p.m. featuring Latin music.

For information, contact Judy Rudolph at 360-385-3266 or email

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.

Open seating will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the park at 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 also will 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 360-385-KCPT (5278) or go to

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

Waterfront tours

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

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

Pilothouse simulator

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

Quilting group

PORT TOWNSEND — A Jefferson County Quilts of Valor meeting is set from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

The meeting will be at Creative Union Fabrics, 112 Kala Square Place, Suite 3.

Jefferson County Quilts of Valor makes comfort quilts for veterans and serving military members.

Meetings are to share patterns and fabric and to work on projects.

No quilting experience is necessary, and newcomers are welcome.

There is no requirement to join to participate.

Annual dues are $5 with a $5 donation at each meeting.

For information, contact Kathryn Bates at 1kathey or call 360-316-9798.

Audubon field trip

PORT TOWNSEND — Tom Butts, a Port Townsend wildlife biologist specializing in bat ecology, will lead a “bat walk” at 8 tonight.

The walk will be at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature park, starting at the parking lot on San Juan Avenue.

Butts will tell facts about bats in the area. At dusk, he will use bat detectors to pick up high-frequency bat calls to identify the animals on the wing near the lagoon.

Children are welcome.

For information, call Butts at 360-302-0740 or email


Book sale

PORT HADLOCK — Friends of the Jefferson County Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The book sale at the library, 620 Cedar Ave., will feature used books, audio books, DVDs and music CDs. All sales support the Jefferson County Library.

The sale will take place in the bookmobile garage at the library.

Members of Friends of the Jefferson County Library can come as early as 9:30 a.m.

Library concert

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library will host a performance by the Bushwick Book Club at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The family-friendly concert will take place at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

The Bushwick Book Club delivers literature, music and songwriting to the community while building the next generation of musicians and readers.

For information, go to


RC sailboat class

PORT LUDLOW — A T-37 remote-controlled sailboat class is set in Port Ludlow from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to the Port Ludlow Marina Pond to learn about sailing and building the 37-inch sailboats.

Between Port Townsend and Port Ludlow, there are 51 boats, said Dan Newland, calling it an extremely competitive fleet.

Charity golf tourney

PORT LUDLOW — The Hospice Foundation for Jefferson Healthcare Golf Tournament will be held from noon to 6 p.m. today.

The tournament will be at the Port Ludlow Golf Club, 751 Highland Drive.

Check-in is at noon, followed by lunch and a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

The charity golf tournament is $100 or $60 for golf club members.

The format is a four-person scramble. Teams and individuals are welcome.

For information, call 360-437-1389 or go to


Slings and Arrows

CHIMACUM — Slings and Arrows will be the featured band at Sunday Afternoon Tunes at Finnriver Orchard from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Finnriver Orchard, 124 Center Road, offers Hama Hama oysters on Sunday afternoons.

Slings and Arrows is a Conway-based band — Garry Craig Powell, Chris Craun and Carl Olds — playing originals and blues standards. For information about the band, go to

For information about the event, phone Finnriver Orchard at 360-732-4337 or email


Wine, spirits gala

QUILCENE — The Quilcene Historical Museum will host a Wine, Beer and Spirits Tasting Gala from 5 to 8 tonight.

The gala will be at the Linger Longer Stage, 151 Columbia St.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for museum members.

Admission is limited to adults 21 and older.

The gala will feature food, gifts, live music, vendors and bulk wine sales.

Proceeds will benefit the Quilcene Museum.


Music on the patio

BRINNON — Baum and Dawn Fitzgerald will be the featured performers at Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort’s Music on the Patio at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The concert will be at the resort at 308913 U.S. Highway 101.

The concert is for adults 21 and older.


Outdoor concert

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library will host a performance by the Bushwick Book Club at 6 this evening.

Attendees are invited to bring friends, a picnic, lawn chairs and blankets for the free outdoor concert on the outdoor stage at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The Bushwick Book Club delivers literature, music and songwriting to the community while building the next generation of musicians and readers.

They perform original music inspired by a variety of different books.

In case of rain or inclement weather, the concert will be held indoors.

For information, go to

Ice-cream social

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange will host an ice-cream social from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Admission will be $5 at the grange, 290 Macleay Road.

Attendees are invited to enjoy an ice-cream sundae or banana split.

For information, contact Marie Paddock at 360-683-4599.

Club blood drive

SEQUIM — The Rotary Clubs of Sequim will sponsor a blood drive at SunLand Golf & Country Club in the clubhouse, 109 Hilltop Drive, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Appointments are available. Walk-ins are welcome between appointments.

Donations are encouraged.

For questions about eligibility and to make an appointment, phone 800-398-7888.

Dog park work party

SEQUIM — Volunteers from the Sequim Dog Park and city will host a work party to repaint the dog park obstacle course at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The public is welcome to join. Participants are requested to bring paintbrushes to the park at 202 N. Blake Ave.

The course was built by the Sequim Police Department in 2011 and is used by the police and public for canine agility training.

For more information, call Sequim Dog Park Pals President Jan Boyungs at 360-797-1452.

‘Dracula’ discussion

SEQUIM — “Dracula” by Bram Stoker will be discussed at the Sequim Library at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The discussion will be free at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Copies of “Dracula” are available in various formats including regular print, as well as downloadable audio and e-books. They can be requested online by visiting the library catalog at

For more information, go to and select “Events” and “Sequim,” or contact the Sequim Library at 360-683-1161 or

Free flights

SEQUIM — Free airplane rides for children between the ages of 8 and 17 will be offered at Sequim Valley Airport on Saturday.

The rides will be sponsored by EAA Chapter 430 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the airport, located on Dorothy Hunt Lane off Old Olympic Highway.

Children must have parental permission to ride in an airplane.

For more information, go to

Pioneer picnic

SEQUIM — The Sequim Pioneer Picnic is set at the Sequim Prairie Grange at noon Sunday.

Those attending are asked to bring salad, a main dish or a dessert to the grange hall at 290 Macleay Road.

Drinks and service will be provided.

For more information, call Loretta Grant at 360-683-3194.

Charity run

SEQUIM — The ABATE Charity Run will take place at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Registration will be at 7 Cedars Casino at 9 a.m. The suggested donation is $10 for singles and $20 for couples.

The race will be at 520 River Road. After the run, there will be motorcycle games, a barbecue and refreshments.

The run will benefit the Safe Harbor Youth Drop-In Center.

For information, call 360-683-8598.


Home dedication

FORKS — The community is invited to the dedication of the newest Habitat for Humanity home in Forks at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The home dedication will take place at 431 Maloney Lane.

After a short ceremony and thanks offered to volunteers, attendees will be invited to tour the house.

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