Garden tour, opera highlight Peninsula events

A garden tour, an opera and an outdoor concert highlight this weekend’s events on the North Olympic Peninsula.

• The 2024 Petals and Pathways Home Garden Tour will feature six home gardens in Port Angeles on Saturday.

Participants also will be able to tour Webster’s Woods at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center.

The annual fundraiser is hosted by the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County. Master gardeners will be on site at each garden to answer questions.

Tickets can be purchased for $25 per person.

Tickets are available in Port Angeles at Port Book and News, 104 E. First St.; Swains General Store, 602 E. First St.; and Airport Garden Center, 2200 W. Edgewood Drive.

In Sequim, tickets are on sale at Over the Fence, 118 E. Washington St.; Sunny Farms Country Store, 261461 U.S. Highway 101; and The Co-op Farm and Garden Store, 216 E. Washington St.

For more information, visit

• “La Bohème” is sold out for Sunday’s matinee performance, but the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra is selling tickets for its dress rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Field Arts and Events Hall, 201 W. Front St., Port Angeles.

General admission tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at or by calling 360-457-5579.

The cast includes Kristin Vogel as Mimì, Errin Duane Brooks as Rodolfo, Igor Vieira as Marcello, Jennifer Krikawa as Musetta, Mark Davies as Schaunard, Alex Adams as Colline and Craig Grayson as Benoît/Alcindoro.

Members of the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Jonathan Pasternack, will perform the musical score.

The opera, which is sung in Italian with English supertitles, has a running time of about two hours plus a 30-minute intermission.

• An Organ Recital of music from the Romantic era will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 609 Taylor St., Port Townsend.

The Romantic era includes western classical music of the period from about 1815 to 1910 A.D.

Noah Smith, the music director at Trinity United, will perform works by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Rheinberger.

Donations will benefit the American Guild of Organists Olympic Peninsula scholarship, which funds private music lessons for individuals who would like to learn the art of organ playing.

• The Port Townsend Summer Band will present “Wild West!” at 1 p.m. Sunday outdoors at Pope Marine Park, 530 Water St., Port Townsend.

The concert features music inspired by life in the Old West, including gold panners, wolves and themes from the band’s favorite Westerns.

Percussionist John Galm will play “Log Cabin Blues” on the xylophone.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or a blanket and a picnic basket; boots and cowboy hats are also encouraged.

Upcoming performances include “Wings in Motion,” which includes a dance performance by Mary Lou Sanelli and guests, July 28 at Chetzemoka Park, and “On Broadway” Aug. 25 at Pope Marine Park.

For more information, email or visit

• Rick Estrin and The Nightcats will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Palindrome at Eaglemount Winery and Cidery, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road, Port Townsend.

Tickets cost $30 to $45 at or $35 to $50 at the door.

The band is touring to promote its sixth album, “The Hits Keep Coming,” which was released in May.

• The Summer Reading Program will host a reception for the opening of Eco Art in the Library from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

The reception will be at the Port Angeles Main Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles.

The exhibit will feature artwork by local artists inspired by environmental conservation, biodiversity, renewal and reuse.

Attendees will be able to meet the artists, view the exhibit and enjoy live music by True Reckoning.

• Jurassic Empire will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 3907 Landes St., Port Townsend.

The empire offers a variety of educational activities, including an indoor dinosaur walk-through exhibit, rides and other activities.

Attendees can learn about the Jurassic Period through the Pleistocene Period (Ice Age) and the dinosaurs and mammals that roamed the earth more than 200 million years ago.

Tickets are $12 per person and can be purchased at

• Comedy Night will return to Bourbon West, 125 W. Front St., Port Angeles, at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Host Carole Freeman will introduce featured comics Tony Daniel and Lynette Manning.

Tickets are $15 per person at or $20 at the door.

• Movies at OTA! will conclude with a screening of “Hamlet” at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Elaine and Robert Caldwell Main Stage Theatre at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

The Shakepearean drama, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh, also features Derek Jacobi, Julie Christie, Kate Winslet, Judi Dench, Gerard Depardiu, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams and Richard Attenborough.

The 1996 film has a running time of 4 hours and 2 minutes and includes an intermission.

Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for trivia and prizes.

Tickets are $10 per person and are available by calling the box office at 360-683-7326 or online at www.

• Second Gayla, hosted by Social Norms, is set from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Port Angeles First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles.

The free annual alternative youth prom is for youth ages 13-20.

The celebration of diversity and individuality is co-sponsored by the Port Angeles High School’s Rainbow Alliance Club.

Gayla features an open mic, karaoke, a costume and prom closet, refreshments, games, art activities, a DJ, a photobooth and a low-sensory quiet space.

DJ requests or open mic and karaoke signups can be emailed to Abby Bohman at

Attendees are encouraged to wear what makes them feel fabulous, from ball gowns to cosplay.

• The Fulton Street Chamber Players will perform cello quintets by Franz Schubert and Alexander Glazunov at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Concerts in the Barn, 7360 Center Road, Quilcene.

In addition to the weekend performances, there will be an open rehearsal at 2 p.m. today.

The open rehearsals are a new feature at the barn this year, allowing a less-formal performance as well as a weekday listening option.

The concerts are free, but attendees are to reserve seats at www.

• Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra will present a chamber concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend.

The concert, part of the symphony’s Chamber Music series, is free but reservations at are required.

This concert features conductor and soloist Matthew Daline and soloist Kristin Smith.

• Carla Main and Friends will perform from 4:30 to 6:30 tonight at Vintage, 725 Water St., Port Townsend. No cover charge.

• George Radebaugh will perform from 5 to 7 tonight at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. No cover charge.

• Open Mic Standup Comedy is onstage from 7 to 9 tonight at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. No cover charge.

• Jack Dwyer will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in the Spirits Bar and Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. No cover charge.

• Paul Rogers and Friends will perform from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Vintage, 725 Water St., Port Townsend. No cover charge.

• An ice cream social and car show is set from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim.

Banana splits and sundaes are available for $7 each inside the grange hall.

The classic cars and trucks will be parked on the grange grounds.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Olympic Peninsula Academy.

• Strait into Summer, a free, family-friendly celebration of summer, is at Sherwood Assisted Living, 550 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The celebration will feature live music from the Buck Ellard Band, Strait Up Foam Fun, an Olympic Peninsula Humane Society adoption fair and a BBQ lunch for $5 per person.

For more information, call 360-683-3348.

• Let’s Dance! An Adult Pride Prom will be hosted by GenX Dance Party from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Studio Bob, 118½ E Front St., Port Angeles.

The 21-and-older dance party features DJ LastEye playing music from the ’70s through the 2000s.

Tickets are $30 online at party or $35 at the door.

• The “Ask a Master Gardener” plant clinic will be on the road from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bookmobile’s stop at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene.

Jefferson County Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions on selecting the right plants for the environment, composting, insect infestations and unknown pathogens damaging plants.

Attendees may bring a sample of an afflicted plant or bring plant or insect specimens for identification.

Samples of plant problems should include both the healthy and affected tissue; the cut end of the stem should be wrapped with a moist paper towel and the cut plants should be kept in a cool and dark location to prevent wilting.

For plant identification, include photos or samples of the leaves, branches and stems of the plant, a portion of the fruiting or flowering structure and a representative portion of the stem or bark.

Identification is more likely when more structures of the plant can be examined.

For insect identification, bring an intact specimen in a small container soon after capture; keep it stored in a cool, dark place.

The master gardeners will return to Quilcene with the Bookmobile on July 27 and Aug. 24.

For more information, email Bridget Gregg at

• The Social Justice Film and Discussion series will observe Pride Month with a free screening of “1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted Culture” at 1 p.m. Sunday at Port Angeles First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles.

The 2022 documentary explores how theology, history, culture and politics led to a biblical mistranslation that created the anti-gay movement among Christians.

For more information, call the church at 360-452-8971.

• Gary Wessen will present “History Tales: The Origins of Marine Sailing” at 2 p.m. Sunday at Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road, Port Angeles.

Wessen will discuss direct and indirect evidence of early sailing and its implications for the prehistory of Washington.

Wessen’s presentation is part of the History Tales series sponsored by the North Olympic History Center.

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