History tales, a cookoff and dances set for weekend

Events across the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

Clallam history storytelling, a local celebrity cook-off and dances are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more about this weekend’s concert by The Brothers Four at Fort Worden 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.peninsuladailynews.com.


Rummage sale

PORT ANGELES — The Queen of Angels Parents’ Club will hold a rummage sale at the Queen of Angels gym from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Donations will be accepted at the gym, 213 W. 11th St., from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

History tales

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales presentations will resume at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with a talk about places that no longer exist in Clallam County.

The free presentation by Jack Zaccardo will be at First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Seventh St.

The program will be in the parlor directly across from the church office. Entry will be from the parking lot on the east side of the building.

Old Clallam County maps show names of towns that used to dot the landscape — Disque, Rena and Bucyrus, to name a few — towns that have disappeared.

Zaccardo will show photos and talk about towns or places that no longer exist, such as Ozette, Sappho and Port Crescent.

Zaccardo, retired from the state Department of Natural Resources, is originally from Port Angeles and is a fourth-generation timber worker.

For more information, call the Clallam County Historical Society’s office at 360-452-2662 or email artifact@olypen.com.


PORT ANGELES — St. Andrew’s Place Assisted Living will host an Oktoberfest celebration from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The celebration will be at the Masonic Lodge, 622 S. Lincoln St.

Tickets are $25.

Proceeds from the ninth annual Oktoberfest celebration will go toward a much-needed kitchen remodel at St. Andrew’s Place.

German food, beer, wine and desserts will be served along with a live and silent auction to support the community’s seniors.

Tickets can be purchased at St. Andrew’s Place, Jim’s Pharmacy or online at portangelesoktoberfest.org/wordpress.

For more information, contact John Ozimkowski at 541-531-1298 or email johnniegpozzy27@gmail.com, or contact Laura Dodd at 360-417-3418 or email standrew@olypen.com.

Veterans memorial

PORT ANGELES — The Marine Corps League, Mt. Olympus Detachment VFW, American Legion, Patriot Riders, National Guard and other groups will host a veterans memorial at 1 p.m. today.

The memorial is hosted each month at Veterans Park on Lincoln Street, across from the Safeway supermarket.

The names of all local veterans are read and a replica of the Liberty Bell is rung after each name.

An honor guard fires three rifle volleys and a bugler plays taps.

There is also a bagpiper who plays before and after the ceremony.

Contra dance

PORT ANGELES — A contra workshop and dance will be held at the Black Diamond Community Hall, with the workshop at 7:30 p.m. and the dance starting at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The band CounterCurrent will play with Laura Mae Smith calling at the hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road.

Requested donations for the dance are $8 for adults and $4 for children younger than 18. Attendees can also bring an equivalent in goodies to share at the break.

For more information, email Tom Shindler at tom@shindler.us.


Native plants workshop

SEQUIM — The Clallam Conservation District has scheduled a fall Landscaping with Native Plants Field Workshop at the Dungeness Recreation Area from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The free workshop at 554 Voice of America Road will focus on the identification of more than 25 native trees and shrubs along about a 2-mile walk on Dungeness Recreation Area trails.

In addition to plant identification, tips will be offered on each plant’s cultural needs, aesthetic qualities and habitat benefits, as well as how to incorporate them into home landscapes.

The workshop is led by Clallam Conservation District Executive Director Joe Holtrop.

Due to space limitations, preregistration is required.

To register, phone Clallam Conservation District at 360-775-3747, ext. 5, or email joe.holtrop@clallam cd.org.

Rock Steady potluck

SEQUIM — The Rock Steady Boxers will host a free open house and potluck to celebrate six months at the Sequim Gym from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The boxing-based program at 145 E. Washington St. is designed to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s, increasing strength, stability, balance and flexibility.

For more information, phone Alicia Demetropolis at 360-681-2555 or email Alicia@sequimgym.com.

Raingutter regatta

SEQUIM — Cub Scout Pack 4850 will host a “Raingutter Regatta and Crafts” at Five Acre School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a “Lion and Tiger Safari” from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The school is located at 515 Lotzgesell Road.

For more information, contact Anne Kanters at 360-683-8708 or akanters@olympus.net.


SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange will host a community-building event, “Things to Do in Sequim,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The event will be held at the grange hall, 290 Macleay Road.

It will be an opportunity for residents to meet with representatives of more than 50 clubs and organizations offering many ways to get involved in the local community.

For information, contact Ted Lund at 360-477-4742 or tedlund@wavecable.com.

Family Flicks

SEQUIM — The 2016 Family Flicks film series will kick off with a screening of “The Incredibles” at the Sequim Library at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The free screening will take place at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The superhero film, written and directed by Brad Bird, was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

The film follows a family of superheroes forced to hide their powers and live a quiet suburban life until Mr. Incredible’s desire to help people draws the family into a battle with a villain and his killer robot.

For more information about other upcoming family programs, phone 360-683-1161, email youth@nols.org or visit www.nols.org.

Singing bowls

SEQUIM — The public is invited to experience the sound of quartz crystal singing bowls from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. today.

The demonstration will be at Shipley Center at 921 Hammond St.

Entry is $4 for nonmembers and $3 for Shipley Center members.

For information, go to www.creativechanges hypnosis.org or call Pat Coughlin Mawson at 972-345-2671.

Pancake breakfast

SEQUIM — The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula will host a pancake breakfast to support the family of Jacob Savage from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

The breakfast will be at the Sequim unit at 400 W. Fir St.

A minimum $10 donation per adult — $5 for children — is requested. Tickets are available at the club’s front desk.

Pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee will be served.

Jacob Savage, 12, is a longtime Boys Club member who is battling lymphoma while living at the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle.

All proceeds will go to his family to help offset his medical bills and expenses.

A GoFundMe account is available for donations at www.gofundme.com/2e8eaj8g, or checks can be made payable to Dawn Stephens and delivered to the club.

For more information, contact Tessa Jackson at 360-683-8095 or tjackson@bgc-op.org.

Local celebrities cook

SEQUIM — The Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula will host Sequim Celebrity Diced at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $15 per person or two for $25 at the club, 400 W. Fir St.

The fundraiser will be based on a television show “Chopped.” This is a winner-take-all charity competition fundraiser featuring local people on four two-person cooking teams.

There will be small bites, beer and wine available for purchase and a silent auction.

All proceeds will go to the winning charity.

For information, call Maggie Parks or Kelly Jo Hill at 360-461-3950 or email justaskkelly@olypen.com.

Sunday dance

SEQUIM — The Fifth Avenue will host The Cat’s Meow for a dance from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $5 for nonmembers and $4 for Shipley Center members at The Fifth Avenue, 500 W. Hendrickson Ave.

The Cat’s Meow plays swing-era music.

For information, call A.J. Hitchcock at 360-638-3345 or email aj@thefifthavenue.com.

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.


Student food drive

PORT TOWNSEND — The Chimacum We Act student club will hold a food drive at tonight’s football game between Port Townsend and Chimacum at Jefferson County Memorial Athletic Field.

Kickoff will be 7 p.m. at the field, 550 Washington St. Game attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items.

The club’s goal is to collect 1,000 pounds of food.

All food donations will go to the local food bank to feed families in need.

Conversation Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet at 11:45 a.m. today for a discussion about “Fifteen Minutes of Fame and Pitfalls.”

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

For more information, go to www.conversationcafe.org.

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 ascalf@cityofpt.us or visit www.cityofpt.us/pool.


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, bacon or sausage and coffee or tea.

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


Dance lessons

FORKS — The Rainforest Council for the Arts will host community dance lessons from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

The dance lessons will be at the Forks Congregational Church fellowship hall at 280 Spartan Ave. Entry will be by donation.

Lessons will progress from basic waltz to other ballroom and folk dances.

Newcomers are welcome at any time and partner changes will occur frequently.

Dancers of all levels are welcome.

For information, email Sue Shane at sueshane@centurytel.net.


Park cleanup

PORT HADLOCK — Friends of Chimacum Creek will host a cleanup of Irondale Beach County Park from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Volunteers are asked to bring garbage bags and garden gloves. Small grocery bags can be filled and go into the park trash cans.

For more information, call Susie Learned at 360-531-0167 or email sb@seacraftclassics.com.

Facilities tour

PORT HADLOCK — The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding will host a free tour of its facilities at 3:30 p.m. today.

No reservations are necessary.

The public is invited to see the tradition of craftsmanship and changes at the school, located at 42 N. Water St.

For information, contact Christina Coogan at 360-385-4948, ext. 307, or email christina@nwswb.edu.

Puppets at library

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library will host Family Art for the making of hand puppets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up at the library, 620 Cedar Ave., or call 360-385-6544.

Family Art is designed for children and adults to create and explore a variety of art mediums together.

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