Array of attractions, activities across Peninsula this weekend

There’s literally something for everyone today and this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.

In fact, the array is so vast in the absence of a major community festival or event that each becomes a Trip of the Week on its own — whether it’s a free oil change for a car or a concert by noted guitarist Leo Kottke.

Today’s Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, puts several entertainment events in the spotlight today..

For information on other activities, see “Things To Do This Weekend” on Page C6.

Here’s a sample of what’s going on.

Fall fruit show

SEQUIM — A fall fruit show will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The show is sponsored by the Olympic Orchard Society and will include more than 50 different varieties of apples and pears.

Speakers will talk about growing and caring for fruit trees and berries.

There will be apples, apple cider and apple crisp to purchase, along with other items, raffles and door prizes.

The Olympic Orchard Society is a chapter of Western Cascade Fruit Society.

For more information, phone Steve Vause at 360-683-8407.

Rider homecoming

PORT ANGELES — Do you like a parade?

The Port Angeles High School homecoming parade, a tradition for decades, will take place preceding the 7 o’clock football game tonight.

All alumni interested in marching in the parade should meet in the courthouse parking lot, 223 E. Fourth St., at 5 p.m.

Tonight’s parade will step out from the courthouse to Civic Field beginning at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, phone 360-452-7602.

Food bank drive

SEQUIM — With homecoming at Sequim High School already past, members of the Wolves’ football team and other fall sports teams will be collecting food the Sequim Food Bank at the Sequim Safeway, 680-F W. Washington St., from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Items needed are food, personal hygiene items, baby or household items.

Financial donations will also be accepted.

All donations will go to the Sequim Food Bank.

For more information, phone Christine Paulsen at 361-461-1866.

Guitarist performs

PORT ANGELES — The unique fingerpicking style and banter of acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke comes to the Port Angeles High School auditorium at 8 p.m. today, presented by UpWest Arts.

His between-song ramblings are a mixture of free association, absurdist commentary and dry, Midwestern wit that have become part of public radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion.”

Tickets are $25 general, $35 reserved, available at Port Book and News in Port Angeles, by phone at 800-992-TIXX or online at

Breast cancer walk

SEQUIM — Blue Mountain Animal Clinic employees and their pets will take part in the first Sequim Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday.

The walk will begin at Safeway, 680-F W. Washington St., at 10 a.m. There is a $25 donation fee to walk. The fee will include a T-shirt, goodie bag and refreshments after the walk.

Proceeds will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc.

For more information on the walk, phone Safeway at 360-681-2905.

Prayer breakfast

SEQUIM — Attorney Brad W. Darcus, founder of the Pacific Justice Institute, will discuss issues involving separation of church and state at the 13th annual Clallam County Prayer Breakfast today.

The breakfast will run from 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave.

Pet photos

SEQUIM — Professional photographer Iantha Frazer will take Christmas card photos of people and their pets at Best Friend Nutrition, 680 W. Washington St., from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Saturday and Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21.

Cost for a booking fee is $40.

For a photo appointment, phone the store at 360-681-8458.

Citizenship help

PORT ANGELES — A free “Citizenship Day” workshop, sponsored by Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers, 816 E. Eighth St., will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Volunteer immigration attorneys, paralegals and interpreters will offer free citizen applications assistance to legal permanent residents eligible for naturalization.

The volunteers will help prepare naturalization applications.

Applicants will be able to consult with professionals to make sure their paperwork is complete.

For more information — including what documents to bring — phone 360-417-0818.

Pumpkin patch

PORT HADLOCK — “Sunfield’s Magical Pumpkin Patch” will be held at Sunfield Farm and Waldorf School, 10903 Rhody Drive, Port Hadlock, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday and on Halloween, Oct. 31.

The carnival will have pumpkins to choose from; live music from Harmonica Pocket, fiddler Tony Goldenberg, Rhythm Planet and harpist Paula Lalish; baked goods, storytelling and seasonal crafts.

Children can interact with farm animals.

Admission is $4 per person.

Proceeds will be used to support Sundfield educational programs.

For more information, phone the farm at 360-385-3658.

Quilt raffle

SEQUIM — A quilt raffle to benefit Stitches From the Heart, a nonprofit charitable organization, will begin on Saturday.

Tickets for the raffle are $1 and will be available at QFC, 990 E. Washington St.

The quilt being raffled was donated by the members of the Sunbonnet Sue Quilters of Sequim.

For raffle tickets, or for more information, phone Gayle Cole at 360-681-6229.

Free oil changes

PORT ANGELES — Free car oil changes will be given to single and widowed women by the men’s ministry group of the Lighthouse Christian Center, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

For a reservation, phone 360-452-8909.

Benefit dinner

PORT ANGELES — A benefit spaghetti dinner will be held today at the Veterans Center, 216 S. Francis St.

The dinner, sponsored by VFW Post 1024 and Ladies Auxiliary, runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost is $5, $8 per couple and $3 for children 11 and younger. Diners are requested to bring a monetary or nonperishable food donation for the Port Angeles Food Bank.

For more information on the benefit dinner, phone Venay Money at 360-681-7085.

Chilean concert

PORT ANGELES — Chilean musicians Andres Condon and Navino, will perform at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 7:30 p.m. today.

Condon, a sound recordist as well as instrumentalist, experiments with mixing sounds he takes directly from nature with improvisations from a plethora of string instruments.

Admission is $12 at the door, and in advance at the fine arts center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. and at Port Book and News bookstore, 104 E. First St., Port Angeles.

Bell Hill walk

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers Volkssport Club will walk Bell Hill at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Walkers will meet near the Dynasty Restaurant in the QFC Shopping Center, 990 E. Washington St.

The walk is 6.2 miles.

For more information, phone Mary Allen Clark 360-452-0593, or e-mail

Pet costume party

SEQUIM — The Petco store will host “Howl-o-ween,” a “spooky, kooky costume party” for pets and their owners on Saturday.

Pets owners and their animals can have their photos taken at the store, 1205 W. Washington St., beginning at 1 p.m.

Framed digital photos will cost $3.95.

A costume contest for pets and owners will begin at 2 p.m.

All those attending “Howl-o-ween” will receive a free one-pound bag of Hill’s Science Diet dog treats.

For more information, phone Petco at 360-582-9283.

Small town shorts

Small Town Shorts, presented by Readers Theatre Plus, will be held at the Old Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, Sequim, 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and at First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles, at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Small Town Shorts is a collaboration of three Northwest playwrights, 27 actors and six directors.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Odyssey Book Store, 114 W. Front St., Port Angeles; The Buzz, 128 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim; and Pacific Mist, 121 W. Washington St., Sequim.

Tickets sales will go toward Snap, a nonprofit serving individuals with developmental disabilities.

For more information, phone 888-762-1764.

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Zumba party

PORT ANGELES — A Zumba party will be held at the Clallam County Family YMCA, 302 E. Francis St., at 9:45 a.m. Saturday.

Open to the public and free, the party will feature Michele Hayman, Mikki Reidel and Jinny McCartney, who teach Zumba classes at the YMCA.

Zumba is an aerobic exercise routine inspired by Latin dance.

Zumba classes are held at the YMCA at 5:15 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays; 7 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and Mondays at 9:15 a.m.

For more information, phone the YMCA at 360-452-9244.

Free concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Bloodhag, a Seattle-based, heavy metal, sci-fi band will perform a free, all-ages concert, at the Masonic Hall, 1338 Jefferson St., at 8 p.m. today.

The concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Port Townsend Library

The band plays minute-long metal songs about science fiction authors, throws books at its audiences and loudly proclaims its motto: “The faster you go deaf, the more time you have to read.”

Port Townsend band, A Wandering Mind, opens the show.

For more information, phone 360-385-3181.

Tree planting

QUILCENE — Volunteers are wanted by the Nature Conservancy staff to help plant 100 young trees at Dabob Bay on the conservancy’s new property near Quilcene on Saturday.

Learn about the conservancy’s plans for restoration and see where a road was removed to allow a more natural flow of rainwater.

Interested volunteers will meet at a park-and-ride near the site at 10 a.m. and carpool to the property because of limited parking.

Plan to stay on site until 3 p.m. and return to your vehicle by 3:30 p.m.

For sign up and more information, phone Barbara French at 206-343-4345, ext. 361, or e-mail

Car wash

PORT ANGELES — A car wash will be held at Angeles Pawn, 619 E. First St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday and next Saturday, Oct. 31.

Money from the car wash will go to Port Angeles High School band students.

The bank is raising money for a trip to Washington, D.C., where the band will perform and visit historical sites.

For more information about the car wash or trip, phone Leslie Perrizo at 360-452-2536.

Fall fest

PORT TOWNSEND — The annual Scandia Fall Fest will be held at the Community Center, 620 Tyler St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The event is sponsored by Thea Foss Lodge of Daughters of Norway.

The fest will include 40 artisans.

For sale will be homemade, handcrafted wares such as note cards, jewelry, wood carving and rosemaling (painted wooden furniture with flower motifs).

Also available will be traditional Scandinavian baked goods.

Admission is free.

For more information, phone Sonja Schoenleber at 360-379-2612 or Carol Guthrie at 360-385-3795.

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