Health fair, roller derby, chili cook-off offered this weekend on North Olympic Peninsula

And other events on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

A fun walk and health fair, a roller derby match and the Hungry Bear Cafe’s annual Bear Creek Chili Cook-Off Potluck are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more about this weekend’s Olympic Music Festival 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


Genealogy meeting

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will hold its general meeting at the Port Angeles Library at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The meeting is free and open to the public in the Raymond Carver Room of the library at 2210 S. Peabody St.

The speaker will be Susan Karran from the National Archives.

Guests are requested to come 10 to 20 minutes early to register, visit and have a bite to eat and a cup of coffee.

For more information, call 360-417-5000 or email

Sweet sale

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles and Sequim high schools girls gymnastics teams will sell sweet treats for a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Swain’s General Store.

The teams’ sweets will be sold by donation at Swain’s, 602 E. First St.

Hill walk

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers invite the community to join them Saturday for a 5K or 10K trek at Hurricane Hill.

The group will meet at 8:45 a.m. at William Shore Memorial Pool, 225 E. Fifth St.

Fees for entry into Olympic National Park will apply. The club suggests hikers bring water, cameras and hiking poles.

For more information, call George Christensen at 360-697-2172 or 360-471-4233.


Walk, health fair

SEQUIM — The 12th annual Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic Fun Walk and Health Fair will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Trinity United Methodist Church at 100 Blake Ave. will host the event, the clinic’s major fundraiser for the year.

Adults will be admitted for $10 and children younger than 18 will get in free.

Registration for the walk will begin at 8:30 a.m., with a start at 9 a.m.

Participants will be invited to walk 1, 3 or 5 miles and enjoy the health fair.

All proceeds will benefit the free medical clinic.

For more information, go to

‘Miss Lillian’

SEQUIM — Carol Swarbuck Dries will bring “Miss Lillian Speaks,” a one-woman show detailing the life of President Jimmy Carter’s mother, to the Dungeness Schoolhouse at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $25 for the performance at the schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road.

The event is a fundraiser for Mike Chapman, a Democrat running for the state Legislature.

Young Eagle rally

SEQUIM — EAA 430 Young Eagles will hold a rally at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Children, teens and families are welcome to the free event.

Free airplane rides will be provided for children and teens with parental permission.

Young Eagles information will be offered.

For more information, contact John Meyers at or 360-477-1354, or visit youngeagles.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics” by Daniel James Brown will be discussed at the Sequim Library at 3 p.m. Saturday.

All are welcome to join at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Print copies of “The Boys in the Boat” are available in various formats, including regular print, large print and audiobook on CD; they can be requested online by visiting the library catalog at

For more information about this and other programs for readers and book lovers, go to and select “Events” and “Sequim,” call the library at 360-683-1161 or email

Book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library will host a monthly book sale at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

This month, the Friends are featuring Christian novels published by Tyndale, Bethany House, Zondervan and Harvest House in their sale at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Also available are more than 40 jigsaw puzzles, a collection of books about raising and racing pigeons, and doll collecting with many patterns for making doll hats.

In addition, the sale will feature reference books about amateur ham radio, especially about building antennas.

Proceeds from the sale benefit children’s and adult programming at the Sequim Library.

Garage sale

SEQUIM — A garage sale to benefit the construction of a pickleball court will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The sale will be located just east of Cays Road on Old Olympic Highway.

Accordion social

SEQUIM — Accordion players of all ages are invited for an afternoon of music from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The concert will be at Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St.

A donation of $2 to $3 is suggested.

Players of all levels are invited to bring their instruments and play one to three pieces at the center.

The featured player for the second half of the afternoon will be Rod Miller of Grand Forks, B.C.

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.

Roller derby match

SEQUIM — The Port Scandalous Strait Shooters will host the Storm City Roller Girls at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The roller derby match will be at the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, 400 W. Fir St.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for kids between the ages of 7 and 12. Children younger than 6 will be admitted free.

A beer garden and 50/50 raffle are planned.

For tickets, go to brown

Fiddlers to meet

SEQUIM — The Washington Old-Time Fiddlers, District 15, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sequim Prairie Grange.

A business meeting for members is scheduled for 10 a.m. Jamming at the Grange, 290 Macleay Road, will begin at 11:30 a.m. Onstage performances will begin at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, go to


Square dance, social

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Grange will host a square dance and social from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

The free event will take place at the grange hall at 607 Water St.

Dave Thielk will be the caller for squares, circles and reels with live music.

The Seattle-based Scrimshaw Stringband will play traditional dance music with a seafaring edge.

All dances will be taught; partners and experience are not required.

For more information, call Thielk at 360-301-6005 or email

Outdoor hike

PORT TOWNSEND — The Friends of Fort Worden will sponsor a guided hike along 2½ miles of Fort Worden State Park’s vista trail with descriptions of the natural and historical resources at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Hikers should wear comfortable shoes and meet in the Fort Worden Commons lobby, 200 Battery Way.

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

Second Sunday dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Keith Croover and Judy Rudolph will sponsor the Second Sunday Manresa Dance at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Entry is $7 for an evening of dancing with East and West Coast swing and blues.

A swing dance lesson will be taught by Croover at 7 p.m., followed by dancing until 10 p.m.

Syria talk

PORT TOWNSEND — Gerry Condon, the vice president of Veterans for Peace, will speak Sunday about his recent visit to Syria as a member of a peace and fact-finding delegation.

The talk will start at 7 p.m. at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting House, 1841 Sheridan St.

The delegation met with representatives of numerous non-governmental organizations, heads of industry, religious leaders and high-level representatives of the Syrian government, including a personal meeting with President Bashar al-Assad.

Condon and Veterans for Peace are also sponsors of the historic anti-nuclear peace boat The Golden Rule, which will be in the 2016 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival this weekend.

Free swim

PORT TOWNSEND — Mountain View Pool will offer a free afternoon swim Sunday.

From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., adults can swim laps, water walk or work out in the deep end of the pool at 1919 Blaine St.

From 2:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., all ages are welcome for a family recreation swim. Adults must accompany children younger than 8 in the water.

Free “Second Sunday Swims” are brought to the community by a collaboration of the JeffCo Aquatic Coalition, YMCA, city of Port Townsend and the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader.

The adult swim is sponsored by Jefferson Healthcare and this month’s sponsor for the recreation swim is Hope Roofing & Construction.

Conversation Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Polls and their accuracy will be the topic of Conversation Cafe at 11:45 a.m. today.

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

For more information, 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

Quilting group

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Quilts of Valor will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

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

Dues are $5 annually and the group asks a $5 donation per meeting.

The group makes comfort quilts for veterans and military members.

Members share patterns and fabric and work on projects. No quilting experience is necessary and newcomers are always welcome.

There is no requirement to join to participate.

For information, contact Kathryn Bates at 360-316-9798 or email


Chili cook-off

FORKS — The Hungry Bear Cafe will host its 16th annual Bear Creek Chili Cook-Off Potluck all day Saturday.

Games for children, free hot dogs and hamburgers, and live music are planned at the cook-off at Milepost 206 on U.S. Highway 101 near Beaver.

Cooks can set up anytime after 8 a.m. Cooking will begin at noon after all registered cooks have gathered for a meeting.

After three hours, judges are selected from spectators.

For more information, call 360-327-3225.

Softball tourney

FORKS — The 29th annual West End Invitational Co-ed Softball Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Tillicum Park ballfields.

The round robin tourney will take place all day on the fields at 236 N. Blackberry Ave. at U.S. Highway 101.

For more information call Charlotte Wedrick at 360-477-9898.

Color run 5K

FORKS — Forks High School students Lauren Decker and Jessi Paul will host Jessi and Lauren’s 5K Color Run at 9 a.m. Saturday at the high school.

The 5K will start from the Forks High circle parking lot at 261 Spartan Ave.

Registration on the day of the event will be $40, and no T-shirts will be guaranteed.

All proceeds will be donated to Seattle Children’s Hospital.


Swap meet

BRINNON — The Cove RV Semi-Annual Swap Meet will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The swap meet will be at Cove RV Park & Country Store, 303075 U.S. Highway 101.

Admission is free to the public. Space rental is $20 per seller, with load-in starting at 7 a.m. and load-out required by 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Kimberly Hixson at 360-796-4723, 206-406-7904 or

Little Miss Pearl

BRINNON — The Little Miss Pearl pageant, scheduled from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Brinnon Community Center, will feature 10 East Jefferson County girls.

Contestants will be between the ages of 2 and 12 at the center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101.

The pageant will include the Peek-A-Boo Rose Ceremony, cotton candy, homemade treats and gifts for the contestants.

Little Miss Pearl Princesses will participate in the Quilcene Fair Parade on Sept. 17.


Movie night potluck

QUILCENE — The Quilcene Community Center will host a Ninth Night Movie and Potluck at 6:30 tonight.

The public is invited to this potluck dinner and movie. The potluck will start at 6:30 p.m. with the movie at 6:45 p.m. at the community center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101.

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