Port Angeles Maritime Festival this weekend

The Port Angeles Maritime Festival highlights a weekend of events on the North Olympic Peninsula along with plenty of music and self-guided art tours.

• Port Angeles Maritime Festival will offer a variety of activities on both Saturday and Sunday at the Marine Terminal and the East Boat Haven, 832 Boat Haven Drive.

Activities include:

Tours of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake, a 175-foot Keeper-class buoy tender homeported at Naval Station Everett, and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Adelie, an 87-foot Marine Protector-class patrol boat stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

A Coast Guard helicopter search and rescue demonstration at noon Saturday and Sunday.

The second Orca Bait Swim Race at 8 a.m. Sunday.

The Maritime Industries tent, with booths from Brix Marine, Shearwater University, the North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron, Stabicraft Marine, Puget Sound Pilots, Platypus Marine, Sealife rehab/research, Anchor Marine Repair, Port Angeles Yacht Club, Sequim Bay Yacht Club, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, NW Center of Marine Manufacturing and Technology, Peninsula College, Sea Scouts, U.S. Coast Guard, Community Boating Program and the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office’s Marine Unit.

A concert by the Port Angeles High School Jazz Band from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

A concert by the Navy Band Northwest from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

​Food vendors will include Moby Duck, Joey’s Treat Truck, Curry Guys, Little Orbits and Moe’s Falafel.

For more information, visit www.maritimefestival.org.

• “Spamalot” will be continue its run with shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday through June 16 at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

The musical comedy is adapted from the classic British film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

Tickets are $25 for adults, $18 for students, and are available at the box office from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays or at olympictheatrearts.org.

• First Friday Art Walk, in downtown Sequim, is set for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight.

Special events in the white-themed, self-guided art venue tour include:

A new art walk venue, Sofie’s Flowers, 127 W. Washington St., which will host local artist Natalie Martin, who painted the mural at the store’s new location.

Pacific Mist Books, 122 W. Washington St., will host Christine Motokane, author of a new novella, “The Revolving Door: The Untold Story of Disability Support.”

The A. Milligan Gallery, 520 N. Sequim Ave., will celebrate its first anniversary from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The gallery also will host an opening reception for “Small Treasures,” an exhibit of silk painting, weaving, beading, hand quilting, fabric collage and other fiber arts by members of Peninsula Fiber Artists.

Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., also will celebrate an anniversary. The artists’ collective has been in the same location for 27 years.

• RainShadow Chorale will present its spring concerts, “Voices and Strings,” at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Franklin St., Port Townsend.

Suggested donation is $20 per person, $10 for students.

The concerts will feature a program of classical choral music accompanied by Port Townsend-based pianist Lisa Lanza and a 14-piece orchestra.

The program also includes the original composition, “Fragile,” by Laurie de Leonne, the chorale’s artistic director.

• Second Saturday Art Walk in Port Angeles, sponsored by the Port Angeles Arts Council, is set for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at more than a dozen participating Port Angeles businesses.

Special events during the monthly, self-guided tour include:

The Brush Off will start at 7 p.m. at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St.

In the annual contest, six randomly selected painters are each given 15 minutes to create a painting on a theme supplied by the audience.

All six pieces will be displayed for the rest of the year alongside past winners in Art Alley behind the studio.

Anyone interested in participating may put their name in a hat starting at 5 p.m.

For more information, call 360-775-2160 or email info@studiobob.art.

Harbor Art Gallery, 114 N. Laurel St., will feature jewelry, copper work and colored pencil art of Gail Mclain from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Mclain’s art can be viewed at the gallery from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays throughout June.

Cabled Fiber and Yarn, 125 W. First St., will host Sierra Kreun, a local fiber artist, designer and the owner of All Knit Up Designs, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, call Christopher Allen at 831-775-2158 or visit www.portangelesartscouncil.org.

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

• Gerry Sherman 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.

• DJ Jean Bettanny will play music for a variety dance from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in Brigid’s Loft, 280 Quincy St., Port Townsend. Bettanny will provide a free Cha Cha lesson beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 per person.

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

• Black Diamond Junction will perform from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sequim Elks Lodge #2642, 143 Port Williams Road, Sequim.

Admission is $12 per person, $10 for Elks members.

• Ranger and the Re-Arrangers will perform from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday for dancing at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., Port Townsend. Admission is by donation.

• The second Orca Bait Swim will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday at the boat ramp on Ediz Hook Road and finish at Pebble Beach Park at Front and Oak streets.

An awards ceremony is set for 10 a.m.

The annual 1.5-mile swim across Port Angeles Harbor is part of the Port Angeles Maritime Festival.

The event is for experienced swimmers only, according to event organizers. No fins are allowed.

Escorts in kayaks and on paddleboards will help guide swimmers.

• The second Sequim Record Show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Guy Cole Convention Center, 144 N. Blake Ave., Sequim.

For more information, call Gary Butler at 360-912-4019, email butlerg@olypen.com or visit https://linktr.ee/sequimrecordshow.

• The Second Saturday Garden Walk, led by Clallam County master gardeners Jan Bartron, Bob Cain, Laurel Moulton and Audreen Williams, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fifth Street Community Garden, 328 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles.

The monthly garden walks will continue through Sept. 14. This month’s walk will focus on integrated pest control and water conservation tips.

For more information, call the Washington State University Extension at 360-565-2679 or visit https://extension.wsu.edu/clallam/mg.

• The Friends of the Sequim Library will conduct a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in its storefront location at Rock Plaza, 10175 Old Olympic Highway, Sequim.

The sale features a selection of books covering history, art, languages, crafts, symbols, myths and stories of Pacific Northwest Native American tribes.

It also features a $1 bag sale in the annex area beginning at noon.

• Master gardener Doug Van Allen will present “WSU Garden Know-How: Limiting Apple Damage” at 12:15 p.m. Saturday in the Humphrey Room at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock.

Van Allen, a Jefferson County master gardener, will discuss methods to protect apples from maggots and moths and ensure a healthy and delicious crop.

Van Allen’s free lecture will be followed at 1 p.m. by the Jefferson County Master Gardeners’ monthly “Ask a Master Gardener!” plant clinic.

For more information, visit www.jclibrary.info.

• A Contra Dance is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road, Port Angeles.

Laura Me Smith will call and music will be provided by Na Mara with Derek Stillman.

The dance, which closes the season at Black Diamond, will be preceded by a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m.

A free lesson will be offered at 7 p.m. to those who have paid admission to the dance.

Requested donation is $10 per person, $5 for youths younger than 18.

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