Maritime festival, singing, films among events this weekend

A maritime festival, a film festival and a capella singing are among this weekend’s attractions on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Port Angeles Maritime Festival will offer full days of events on Saturday and Sunday on the town’s waterfront.

Tours, music an historical maritime open house and a variety of events will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days. All events are open and free to the public, except for purchasing food and beverages or to pay competition registration fees.

The 2023 two-day celebration of maritime industries and activities will kick off at 8 a.m. Saturday with the Orca Bait Swim from the boat ramp area of Ediz Hook to Pebble Beach in Port Angeles, followed by an awards ceremony at Pebble Beach Park at 10 a.m.

New this year will be a Maritime Industries Tent, located at the Port Angeles City Pier, and housing maritime-related organizations such as Brix Marine, Platypus Marine, Black Ball Ferry, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, StabiCraft, Peninsula College, the Port of Port Angeles, Motive, the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and Hull Scrubber.

The event website is at

• Olympic Theatre Arts’ production of “The Nerd” continues with performances at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for students and can be purchased at

• Peninsula College’s Very Short Film Festival is at 6 p.m. today at the college’s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

This year’s theme is “Dating,” a topic that was open to interpretation and could include anything from carbon dating to edible dates, to humans dating humans.

The free, public event contains some mature content, so viewer discretion is advised.

Wild Rose Chorale a capella group will sing at 7 p.m. tonight and 7 p.m. Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St., in Port Townsend.

“Happy Together” is the theme for the performances. Admission is a suggested $20 at the door.

For information on the ensemble, which began in 1992, visit, email, call 360-643-3345, or check out the group on Facebook.

• Mia Torres will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. No cover charge.

• The Elderberries will perform from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Port Townsend Brewing Company, 330 Tenth St., Port Townsend. No cover charge, 21+ venue.

The Bunker, a free art studio for teens, will open again today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Art supplies, snacks and drinks are provided by Northwind Art and PT Artscape at Northwind Art School, Building 306 at Fort Worden State Park.

For information about the Bunker and other teen programs throughout the summer, see and click on Courses.

• Community Baby Shower will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

It will feature presentations, workshops and activities to help new and expecting moms, dads and caregivers navigate pregnancy and parenthood.

For more information, including a schedule of presentations and activities, see www.first step

Worldwide Knit in Public will be hosted at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center by Cable Fiber & Yarn.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

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

Sequim Record Show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The free show will be in the Guy Cole Convention Center on Carrie Blake Park, 144 N. Blake Ave.

The show boasts more than 30 vendors with vintage vinyl as well as other music media.

For more information, call Gary Butler at 360-912-4019 or email

• Genealogy lecture at 10 a.m. Saturday will be “Diaspora: A Romantic Name for an Ugly Truth” by Virginia Majewski.

Majewski will address a meeting of the Clallam County Genealogical Society over Zoom. The public can join the Zoom session or watch it at the society’s research center, 403 E. Eighth St. To request the meeting link, call the center at 360-417-5000 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or email

Majewski’s presentation will explain the difference between a diaspora and migration; the type of events that lead to a diaspora; what records can be found; and the importance of telling the story.

For more information, visit

• Second Saturday Garden Walk is set for at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The monthly walks are in the Fifth Street Community Garden, 328 E. Fifth St.

Master gardeners Jan Bartron, Bob Cain, Laurel Moulton and Audreen Williams will look at some specific garden pests that are leaving holes and chewing plant parts as well as other things in the garden.

The walks, led by Clallam County master gardeners, will continue through Saturday, Sept. 9.

For more information, call the Washington State University Extension at 360-565-2679 or visit

• Book sale hosted by the Friends of the Sequim Library will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be in the Friends’ storefront location in Rock Plaza, 10175 Old Olympic Highway.

The sale features cookbooks, puzzles and a 12-volume set of Winston Graham’s Poldark novels.

Proceeds benefit the Sequim Library.

• Pride art workshop facilitated by Cooper Perry will mark Prime Month at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The free online program is sponsored by the North Olympic Library System and SilverKite Community Arts.

Participants can use basic household and art materials such as cardboard, paint and paintbrushes, pipe cleaners, tissue paper, hot glue guns and scissors to make their own creations

The intergenerational program is appropriate for all ages.

A link to register for the program is posted at A recording of the program will be posted at; use the password NOLS2023.

Book reading by Mitch Luckett from his new novel “Holy Roller Heart” will be from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101.

Luckett describes the new book as “a Southern gothic, coming-of-age, murder mystery set in the 1950s.”

The novel is Luckett’s is third; he also wrote “To Kill a Common Loon” and its sequel “The Man in the Loon.”

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Luckett at 360-461-3692, email or visit www.mitch

Ice cream social at the Sequim Prairie Grange will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The ice cream will be served at the grange hall, 290 Macleay Road.

There will be classic cars parked at the grange during the social.

The menu includes banana splits, sundaes and chocolate chip cookie bar sundaes for $7 each.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Sequim Dog Park.

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

• The OG will perform from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, Sequim. Admission is $12 per person, $10 for Elks members.

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