Summertide, Pride events scheduled this weekend

A variety of events are planned this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Summertide Solstice Art Festival will mark the longest day of the year on Saturday at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center.

The free, family-friendly event will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

The outdoor festival will include live music, lawn games, nature art stations, poetry readings, and local food and drink vendors. The event marks the yearly changeover of sculptures for the open air exhibition. Six new artwork installations have been added to Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park as a part of “Under the Canopy.”

Poetry in the Park contains a selection of 20 new original poems this year that will be displayed on signs throughout the woods for one year.

Clallam County Poet Laureate Jaiden Dokken will give a short introduction to start the poetry reading at 1 p.m.

Attendees also can enjoy live music from the meadow stage.

For more information, see

• Eau de Hollywood — A Drag/Burlesque Tribute to the Golden Age will be presented at Studio Bob at 8 p.m. tonight.

Tickets are $20 for the show at the studio at 118½ E. Front St., Port Angeles. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the show, which is open only those 18 and older.

Advance tickets are available at .

• Organist Manuel Piazza will perform at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Angeles at 7 p.m. tonight.

The concert at the church at 301 E. Lopez Ave. in Port Angeles is free and open to the public. Donated funds will benefit the American Guild of Organists Olympic Peninsula Chapter Scholarship Fund.

Sequim Pride Weekend, a celebration of the LGBTQIA community that began Thursday, continues through Saturday.

At 6 p.m. tonight, a Pride Ceremony is scheduled at the Sequim Civic Center plaza, 152 W. Cedar St. The ceremony will feature speakers from the community, including Clallam County Commissioner Mark Ozias and Sequim City Council member Vicki Lowe. After the ceremony will be a Pride March on Washington Street, starting and ending at the plaza.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market (at the Sequim Civic Center plaza, 152 W. Cedar St.) will host Pride Market Day, featuring a poetry reading by Clallam County Poet Laureate Jaiden Dokken and a Pride flag giveaway.

For more information, visit sequimpride or write to

• GAYLA, an Alternative Prom Formal Dance, will be from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the social hall of the First United Methodist Church at Seventh and Laurel streets in Port Angeles.

The program presented by Social Norm’s is open to all ages from middle school and above. There is no cost to attend. The GAYLA is a drug- and alcohol-free event.

To learn more about Social Norm’s at First United Methodist Church, see the Facebook page.

• 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

• Buzz Rogowski 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.

• Renegade will perform from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Port Townsend Brewing Company, 330 10th St., Port Townsend. No cover charge, 21+ venue.

• Ling Hui’s dance concert Voyage will be performed at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday at Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden, 200 Battery Way.

General admission is $20. Student (18 and younger) admission is $15. Children 6 and younger are admitted free of charge. Advance tickets are available at the Food Co-op in Port Townsend.

• Community dance is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Brigid’s Loft, 647 Washington St., Port Townsend.

Laramie Smith will call square and contra sets.

Music will be performed by the Luddite Ramblers.

Admission is $10 per person, $20 per family.

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

• Queens and Aces will perform from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Naval Elks Lodge, 131 E. First St., Port Angeles. Admission is $12 per person, $10 for Elks members.

• Book sale hosted by the Friends of the Port Townsend Library will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

The sale features fiction and non-fiction books, CDs and DVDs. Adults’ books are $2 and children’s books are $1; from 1 p.m. until closing, a bag of books is $5.

Proceeds from the sale support programs at the Port Townsend Public Library.

The friends group plans another sale on Saturday, Oct. 21 as well as occasional pop-up sales at the Port Townsend Farmers Market.

It also has a bookshop which is open from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and and Thursdays in the Charles Pink House, 1256 Lawrence St.

For more information, visit www.friendsofpt

• Strait Turners will host Jim Westmoreland discussing segmented work at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

Westmoreland’s presentation is part of a meeting of the Strait Turners wood turning club.

The meeting is for turners of all levels and those who wish to learn about the hobby are welcome.

• Olympic UFO will consider “UFO Bombshell: Have we Passed the Non-Human Intelligence Disclosure Tipping Point?” at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The group will meet at the Unity Center of Port Townsend, 3198 San Juan Ave.

The discussion will center on recent disclosures by David Grusch, a former U.S. intelligence officer.

A small donation is requested to help cover the cost of the venue.

For more information, call Morgan at 360-670-4213 or email

• Community dance. Laramie Smith will call square and contra sets at a community dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at Brigid’s Loft, 647 Washington St.

Music will be performed by the Luddite Ramblers.

Admission is $10 per person, $20 per family.

Hot Rods and Hot Dogs will be hosted by Peninsula Dream Machines from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Father’s Day, at the old Fairview Elementary School, 166 Lake Farm Road, Port Angeles.

The Car Show and Shine will include free hot dogs and water; vehicle entrants should arrive by 10 a.m.

Donations will be accepted, with proceeds benefiting local charities.

For more information, call Patti Morris at 360-461-9008 or email

• Clamming at Fort Flagler will be presented by Michael Zimmerman and Harry Louch at 10 a.m. Sunday in a free class sponsored by the Friends of Fort Flagler.

Attendees will meet in the lower campground in front of the Beachcomber Cafe, 1321 Flagler Campground Road.

Zimmerman and Louch, former state park rangers, will discuss how to identify local shellfish, how to read a tide table, common harvesting tools and how to use them.

Attendees should bring a No. 2 long-handled shovel, tined garden scraper, gloves and a medium-sized bucket. Buckets may not be shared. Each digger is required to have their own container.

Each participant must hold a state fishing license, except for Washington residents younger than 16 or older than 69.

Attendees must register at

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