Shakespeare, pool parties, Rainforest Run on Peninsula this weekend

Various events abound across the North Olympic Peninsula.

Shakespeare in Port Townsend, pool parties and a Rainforest Run in Forks are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more about Paint the Peninsula and Port Townsend’s Uptown Street Fair, as well as other 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


Rainforest Run

FORKS — Don’t Tell Me What to Do Promotions will present the annual Rainforest Run, a weekend of motorcycle events today through Sunday at Cycle Camp.

The free events include camping, live music, food, vendors, contests, motorcycle rides and prizes at the weekend-long activity at 1071 Mora Road.

All motorcycles are welcome. To register and for information, go to

West End Thunder

FORKS — West End Thunder drag races will take place all day Saturday and Sunday at Forks Municipal Airport.

General admission is $10, but children younger than 12 will be admitted free. All race entries will be $35.

Gates will open at 8:30 a.m.

There will be one-eighth-mile drag races, classic car displays and food available at the activity at the airport on South Forks Avenue.

This is an alcohol-free event.

For information, go to

Rimfire Shoot

FORKS — The West End Sportsmen’s Club will host Rimfire Shoot at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The club is located at the end of Sportsman Club Road.

Participants are invited to bring a 22LR rifle or pistol for shooting silhouettes and a steel challenge.

For information, call Clint Beyer at 360-640-1497.

Softball reunion

FORKS — Slow-pitch softball players will get together to swap stories at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The reunion picnic of those who played for Sherico Cedar Products or any other team that played in Forks in the 1970s and ’80s will be at Tillicum Park.

Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided; each participant is asked to bring a side dish to share.

For more information, call 360-780-0369 or 360-640-0566


Mindful stretching

PORT ANGELES — Brenda Boddy of Anytime Fitness will offer an introductory session to mindful stretching and injury prevention at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 11 a.m. today.

This free program will take place on the lawn outside the main entrance to the library and is part of the ongoing Adult Summer Reading Program at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).

In the event of inclement weather, the session will take place inside the Raymond Carver Room in the library.

Bring a yoga mat or beach towel if desired.

For more information, email librarian Sarah Morrison at, phone 360-417-8500 or visit

Teen Night

PORT ANGELES — The William Shore Memorial Pool invites teens to a night of cooling off from the summer heat from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The $3.25 fee will give admission to Teen Night, which will include food and drinks at the pool, 225 E. Fifth St.

For information, call James Schultz at 360-417-9767 or go to

Pool party

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host an end-of-summer pool party for all Summer Reading Program participants and their parents or caregivers at the William Shore Memorial Pool, 225 E. Fifth St., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

This free event is an opportunity for young people to come together and celebrate their summer reading achievements.

Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about this and other upcoming events for young people, visit; contact the Port Angeles Library at 360-417-8500, ext. 7705; or email


Ellard at Grange

SEQUIM — Buck Ellard will perform at the Sequim Prairie Grange from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

The concert at the grange hall at 290 Macleay Road is $10 per person or $15 a couple.

Food will be provided.

For information, call Valerie Ellard at 360-821-9321.

Shred event

SEQUIM — Castell Insurance will host its annual shredding event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The business will have two large shredding trucks on-site at the office at 46 E. Washington St.

There is no limit on how much paper one can bring.

Cash donations or back-to-school supplies will be accepted for the fourth annual Back to School event at the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, 400 W. Fir St.

For more information, phone 360-683-9284.

Contra dance

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library will host an all-ages community contra dance from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The free dance will be on the lawn behind the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

All ages and abilities are encouraged to participate, and all dances will be taught.

Participants are invited to come alone or with a partner to partake in reels, circle mixers, contras, squares and couple dances set to live music.

Caller Sherry Nevins will teach and lead the dances, with live musical accompaniment from Master Fiddler Rodney Miller and guitarist Alex Sturbaum.

In the event of inclement weather, the dance will be held inside the Sequim High School cafeteria, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information about this and other upcoming summer programs, visit and select “Events” and “Sequim” or call 360-683-1161.

Thrift shop open

SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild thrift shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The shop at 204 W. Bell St. has furniture and accessories for sale.

Also featured will be jewelry, handbags, all kinds of clothing, kitchen appliances and dishware, and books and puzzles.

All profits from the shop are returned to the community and top to date more than $2,040,000.

Discussion group

SEQUIM — The Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet at 10 a.m. today.

The free discussion, which is open to the public, will be at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The topic for this week’s discussion is the United Nations post-2015.

New members are welcome to the group.

For information, contact John Pollock at 360-683-9622 or email


Jazz at Disco Bay

PORT TOWNSEND — Peninsula resident Rex Rice will lead Trombone Syndrome, a jazz trio, from 8 to 10:30 tonight at Disco Bay Detour.

There is no cover charge but a $5 contribution is appreciated at the concert at 282332 U.S. Highway 101 at Discovery Bay.

Olympic UFO Meet Up

PORT TOWNSEND — Olympic UFO Meet Up participants will hear about Sarah Nash’s research into the realm of supernatural, paranormal and bizarre phenomena from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Nash — a psychic, founder of White Light Express and owner of the Red Dragonfly gallery in Port Townsend — will speak at the Quaker Meeting House at 1841 Sheridan Ave., according to a press release.

The public is invited to continue the discussion at a different location following the main meeting. Private space will be available there for those who might have experienced a close encounter and would like to talk with others about it.

In March, Nash spoke at the UFO/Paranormal Summit about an encounter in 1995 that has fueled her research, organizers said.

For more information, call 360-344-2991 or email

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

Waterfront tours

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center will host free waterfront boat tours today.

During the free 30-minute boat ride on the center’s motor launch, visitors can see the Victorian seaport of Port Townsend from the water.

Tours will leave on the hour and half-hour from the center’s dock, 431 Water St.

The launch will accommodate six to eight people in each tour — first-come, first-served.

Donations will be accepted.

For information, contact Ace Spragg at 360-385-3628, ext. 103, or

Animal feeding time

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center invites the public to help feed the hungry animals in its exhibits at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Urchins, anemones, sea stars and hermit crabs will be featured at the center, 532 Battery Way.

For information, contact Alison Riley at 360-385-5582 or

Pilothouse simulator

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center will open its pilothouse simulator to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The pilothouse simulator at the center, 431 Water St., allows users to take the wheel of a virtual Coast Guard cutter, navigating through waves, darkness and other boat traffic.

For information, contact Ace Spragg at 360-385-3628, ext. 103, or

Conversation Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will take place at 11:45 a.m. today at Alchemy Restaurant.

The topic for this week’s Conversation Cafe is “Time Out” or stepping back at Alchemy, 842 Washington St.

For information, go to

Shakespeare in park

PORT TOWNSEND — Key City Public Theatre will present performances of William Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” at 6 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday.

Open seating will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the park at Jackson and Blaine streets.

Admission will be by donation.

Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating on the grass and to dress warmly for when the sun goes down. Picnic fare is welcome. Concessions also will be sold.

For those with limited mobility, golf cart transport will be provided from the park entrance at Jackson and Blaine streets down the hill to the performance venue.

For information, call 360-385-KCPT (5278) or go to

Field trip

PORT TOWNSEND — Admiralty Audubon will host a field trip to the Kah Tai Lagoon at 8 a.m. Saturday.

The public is welcome to meet in the picnic shelter by the pond on San Juan Avenue for this free event.

Participants will search for returning shorebirds and waterfowl around the lagoon as well as summer songbirds.

For information, contact Ron Sikes at 360-385-0307 or email


Book signing

QUILCENE — The Quilcene Historical Museum will host a “meet the author” reception with published author, artist and local forestry expert Robert Schramek from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The free event will take place at the museum, 151 Columbia St.


Music on the patio

BRINNON — Marty Beagle will be the featured performer from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Music on the Patio at the Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort.

Music nights are for adults age 21 and older at the resort at 308913 U.S. Highway 101.

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