Variety of entertainment offered on Peninsula

Summer entertainment is in full swing on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

• The 2023 edition of the Jefferson County Fair opens today and continues through Sunday.

The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the fairgrounds at 4907 Landes St. in Port Townsend.

Gate admission prices are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older and for students 13 to 17 years old, $2 for children from 6 to 12 years old, and free for children 5 and younger.

A military discount of $1 off regular gate admission is available for active military and family with current identification.

Season tickets are $17.

There is no additional charge for grandstand events.

• The Taming of the Shrew will be presented by Saltfire Theatre on Saturday and Sunday.

The Saltfire Summer Shakespeare productions will be at Finnriver Farm & Cidery Cidery at 124 Center Road in Chimacum at 5 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $15 with pay-what-you-wish tickets available for every performance at http://saltfire

• The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood will be performed for its final weekend today and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $20; students $15 at Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information, see https://www.olympic

• “Catch the Waves” will be presented by Port Angeles Community Players Children’s Theater at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the theater at 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Tickets are $5 for children younger than 16 and $15 for adults. They are available only at the door of Port Angeles Community Playhouse on the days of performance.

• The Sequim City Band will present “Back to the ’80s” — a celebration of film, Broadway and popular music of the decade — with a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The concert will be at the James Center for the Performing Arts, on the north end of Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave., Sequim.

• Jack McMahon and John Bunzow, Portland-based singer-songwriters, will sing apart and together beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Palindrome at Eaglemount Cidery, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road in Port Townsend.

Tickets are $20 each online at https://www.ticket $25 cash or check at the door.

• Julia Izumi’s “Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea,” a fairy tale about a Little Rain Cloud that falls in love with a human, will be presented at 6 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday at Chetzemoka Park, 1000 Jackson St. in Port Townsend.

Admission is pay-what-you-wish.

Play-goers are encouraged to bring camp chairs, beach chairs, blankets and warm clothes for the cool evenings in Chetzemoka Park. As for supper, picnics are welcome; treats are also available for purchase.

• The 14th annual Tasting Gala at the Quilcene Historical Museum will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

The gala will be at the museum in Worthington Park, 151 E. Columbia St., Quilcene.

Tasting tickets are $20, or $18 for Quilcene Historical Museum members.

For more information, see https://www.worthington

• Habitat Wine Festival on Saturday will feature vintages from wineries from all over the West Coast.

Hors d’oeuvres, live music, raffle baskets, complimentary wine glasses, select bottle sales and a special event rate at the 7 Cedars Hotel will be for the event from noon to 4 p.m. hosted by The Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course at 1965 Woodcock Road, Sequim.

Proceeds from the $85 tickets will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County.

A ticket includes six tasting tokens; additional tokens will be available for purchase.

To buy tickets, and for more information, see https://www.brown paper

• The Olympic Music Festival’s 40th season will kick off on Saturday with a selection of compositions by Mozart and continue Sunday with French chamber music.

Magnificent Mozart will take place at the Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park on Saturday and Fireworks in Paris on Sunday.

Doors will open at 1:15 p.m. for seating and the concerts begin at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $40 for concerts throughout the season, which continues through Sept. 10, except for a special benefit at The Palindrome on Aug. 24, which will cost $100, and the season finales on Sept. 9-10, when each concert will cost $60 per ticket.

• Buzz Rogowski will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 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.

• The Silver City 6 will perform from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Port Townsend Brewing Company, 330 10th St., Port Townsend.

No cover charge.

Cort Armstrong and Jim Faddis 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.

• Open mic night will be offered by the Forks Summer Reading Program from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight.

Adults 21 and older are invited to share stories, poems or songs at Blakeslee’s Bar and Grill, 1222 S. Forks Ave.

For more information, visit

•The 5K Clinic Fun Walk and Health Fair will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sequim Medical Plaza, 777 N. Fifth Ave.

All proceeds from the walk go to the Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic, Sequim’s free clinic.

The free event is the clinic’s only fundraiser of the year; donations are welcome but not required.

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. for individuals, families and teams who choose to walk or run from the clinic to West Hendrickson Road and on the Olympic Discovery Trail to the Dungeness River Bridge and back.

All pets must be leashed on the walk.

• Genealogy lecture will be presented by John P. Hansel with “The Mayflower Compact” at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Hansel 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

The lecture will explain how public health records can add to a family’s history.

• Book sale hosted by the Friends of the Sequim Library will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Friends’ storefront location in Rock Plaza, 10175 Old Olympic Highway.

The sale features a selection of music CDs from the ’60s through the ’90s, quilting books and a buy one, get one sale on puzzles.

Ask A Master Gardener plant clinic is set from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Humphrey Room at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

The library hosts a plant clinic on the second Saturday of each month through Oct. 14.

Preceding the plant clinic, at 12:30 p.m., Jefferson County Master Gardeners will present “Poultry Around Your Garden.”

For more information, email Bridget Gregg at

Teen Book Club will discuss “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” by Douglas Adams at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The club is for teens from seventh through 12th grades.

A limited number of copies of the book are available at the library on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit

Campfire Stories Volume II: Tales from America’s National Parks and Trails” will be discussed at 6 p.m. Saturday by the co-editors of the anthology, Dave and Ilyssa Kyu.

They will speak at the Lake Quinault Lodge, 345 S. Shore Road, Quinault.

The book gathers prose, poetry, and folklore from Grand Canyon, Everglades, Olympic, Glacier and Joshua Tree national parks as well as the Pacific Crest and Appalachian trails.

The book includes works by Lauret Savoy, Terry Tempest Williams, Derick Lugo, Rena Priest and others with a foreword by J. Drew Lanham.

The pair also will speak at Lake Crescent Lodge on Aug. 17, and at the Port Angeles Library on Aug. 18.

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