Barbecues, a boating picnic and a pool luau set for weekend

Events across the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

Barbecues in Forks and Chimacum, a safe boating picnic and a pool luau in Port Angeles are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more about this weekend’s performances of “I Hate Hamlet” at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse and 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


Climate change movie

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Climate Action and the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center will show a free screening of Josh Fox’s newest film “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change” at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center at 5:30 p.m. today.

Donations are appreciated but not required at the center at 401 E. First St.

In the film, Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox investigates climate change by traveling to 12 countries on six continents.

The movie received the 2016 documentary award for environmental advocacy.

Pool luau

PORT ANGELES — William Shore Memorial Pool will host a luau from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Children, teens and families are welcome to attend for $5.25 per person in-district or $10.50 per person non-district at the pool at 225 E. Fifth St.

Hula lessons, snorkeling for sunken treasure, games and prizes are planned.

For more information, contact James Schultz at or 360-417-9767 or visit

VFW open house

PORT ANGELES — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1024 and its auxiliary will host an open house at the Clallam County Veterans Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

All students from third grade to high school are encouraged to stop by and pick up scholarship program information at the center at 216 S. Francis St.

Scholarship awards from the VFW National Scholarship Program range from $500 to $30,000. For more information, phone Commander John Kent at 716-880-6695 or President Venay Money at 360-775-7110.

Hunt/poker run

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula Dream Machines will hold a scavenger hunt and poker run Saturday.

Sign-in will be at 12:30 p.m. with a drivers’ meeting at 12:45 p.m. at the former Bushwhacker restaurant, 1527 E. First St.

Registration is a $10 donation to Clallam Mosaic; each poker hand is $10.

Old classic cars, truck hot rods and bike rat rods are welcome; they just need to be street legal.

No club affiliation is necessary to participate.

For more information, contact John Burkheimer at 360-477-1785.

Genealogical research

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Research Library will host an introduction to the basics of genealogical research and how to utilize the subscription databases from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The class is free and open to the public at the library, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

For more information, phone 360-417-5000 or email

Pro bono lawyers

PORT ANGELES — Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers will present Law at The Landing at The Landing mall from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The program is sponsored by Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers and is a free, drop-in legal advice clinic for members of the public with volunteer lawyers.

Law at The Landing is intended for those who are financially unable to otherwise access an attorney but it is open to all those who show up.

It is recommended attendees arrive on time to ensure being seen by an attorney.

The clinic might end early depending on attendance.

For more information, phone 360-504-2422 or email

Safe boating picnic

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron will host its annual picnic at the Yacht Club starting at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Lunch will be available for $7 at the club at 1305 Marine Drive. Participants are asked to bring potluck dishes.

Festivities will include a flare shoot and practice, a fire extinguisher demonstration, a boat safety ring toss and a silent auction of gently used nautical items.

Attendees are invited to bring out-of-date flares and receive instruction on their use in a safe environment.

The safety demonstrations and practice will be prior to lunch.

Reservations are required.

For more information, phone Ray Madsen at 360-775-5726 or email

Marine debris

PORT ANGELES — The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) will host a marine debris training session from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The session will be in the county commissioners’ meeting room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

For more information, phone 206-221-6893 or email

Walk, dinner

PORT ANGELES — Voices for Recovery will host a Recovery and Remembrance Walk at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Temple.

The 2.2-mile circular route will include a moment of silence on the Eighth Street bridges and conclude with a spaghetti dinner at the temple, 622 S. Lincoln St.

Participants are asked to bring a salad or dessert.

The activity is designed to help people remember those who have lost their lives to mental health and chemical dependency, remind people that they are not alone and raise awareness in the community.

For information, email or call 360-417-1898 or 360-775-9320.

Community dance

PORT ANGELES — Lessons will be $5 at the next Just for Fun Dance Class from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Vern Burton Community Center.

The Olympic Express Big Band will perform at this all-ages dance at the center, 308 E. Fourth St.

Water is supplied and organizers ask that attendees bring snacks to share.


Grange breakfast

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 10 at the grange hall at 290 Macleay Road.

In addition to pancakes, the menu includes ham, eggs and a beverage.

Proceeds will go toward maintenance of the building and grange activities.

Suffragette movie

SEQUIM — Hillary for America will hold a free showing of the 2015 film “Suffragette” at the Sequim Library at noon Saturday.

Along with the film at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave. will be a voter registration drive and discussion of the film and the history of suffrage.

The film is based on early 20th-century working women in Great Britain, detailing the abuse of women fighting for equality and voting rights during the Industrial Revolution.

“Suffragette” stars Meryl Streep, Helena Boham Carter and Carrie Mulligan.

It is rated PG-13 for intense violence, strong language and nudity.

Plant sale

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Garden Club will host its Fall Garden Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St.

Sale proceeds will be used to beautify and maintain the park.

Plants, bulbs, produce, garden art and home-baked goods will be for sale.

A raffle also is planned.

For information, call 360-808-3434 or email

Elks bingo

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge will host bingo games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission will be free at the lodge at 143 Port Williams Road.

Minimum buy-in for the game is $10, and the Elks will offer popular bingo games, including progressive. Players must be 18 or older.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.

All proceeds will go to the Elks scholarship program, charities supported by the Elks and lodge operating costs.

Fall, winter growing

SEQUIM — Clallam County Master Gardener coordinator Lorrie Hamilton will host a lecture on fall and winter ornamental growing containers from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

The free event will be at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road. For information, call 360-565-2679.

Car wash

SEQUIM — Olympic Peninsula Academy will host a car wash from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and again Oct. 8.

Both will be at the J.C. Penney store parking lot at 651 W. Washington St.

Car washes will be by donation.

Funds will support field trips, educational materials, special programs and the school’s dramatic production.


Quilting group

PORT TOWNSEND — The Cabin Fever Quilters group will host its 33rd quilt show at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

More than 150 quilts will be on display at the fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St.

A $5 donation is suggested for entrance into the show. Parking is free.

Cabin Fever Quilters is the largest quilt guild in Jefferson County. It has more than 100 members.

An Art Quilt exhibit will depict the talents of individual quilt artists.

A quilt will be raffled off at the show Saturday. Raffle tickets will be available for $1 each.

This year’s quilt, titled “Cabin Fever,” was designed by Karen Bates and quilted by Dory Miller.

Ticket purchasers need not be present to win the quilt.

Proceeds from the raffle go to operating expenses of the guild and to purchase supplies to fashion charity quilts throughout the year.

Vendors from the North Olympic Peninsula will be on hand to sell fabric, notions, pattern books and sewing machines.

Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase.

For more information, visit

Lagoon work party

PORT TOWNSEND — Volunteers are invited to join a work party to clean up the Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The work party will meet at the Benedict Street entrance southeast of the small pond.

Tools, garbage bags and snacks will be provided.

For more information, phone Rosemary Sikes at 360-385-0307 or email

Conversation Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet at 11:45 a.m. today for a discussion about Mexico.

The public is invited to take part at Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar, 842 Washington St.

For more information, go to

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

Discovery dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Discovery Dance will host the return of the Delta Rays tonight at 7.

The event will be at the Palindrome, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road.

Tickets will be $10 at the door.

East Coast swing dance lessons will start at 7 p.m., taught by Janice Eklund.

This is a smoke- and scent-free event for all ages; no partner or experience is necessary.

The Delta Rays have played many Olympic Peninsula events and their influences include zydeco, rhythm and blues, Irish fiddle, Tex-Mex accordion, gypsy and swing.

Eaglemount Winery will sell beer, cider and wine at the event.

For information, call 360-531-0058 or email info@

Ukulele rendezvous

PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will meet at Grace Lutheran Church for a monthly rendezvous from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The group will meet at the church at 1120 Walker St.

Free lessons will be provided for all skill levels. Loaner ukuleles will be available.

For information, call 360-385-2233 or email germaine

Quilts of valor

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Quilts of Valor will meet 10 a.m. today at Creative Union Fabrics.

There is no cost to attend the quilting meeting at 112 Kala Square.

The group makes comfort quilts for veterans and service members.

It asks a $5 donation for meetings and $5 yearly membership fee.

There is no requirement to join.

Patterns and quilting instruction are provided, and no experience is necessary.

The group is currently quilting for a presentation ceremony on Veterans Day.

For information, call Kathryn Bates at 360-316-9798 or email


Music on the patio

BRINNON — Lobo Del Mar will perform for Music on the Patio at the Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The resort is located at 308913 U.S. Highway 101.

Lobo Del Mar is a family whose members perform as a Celtic band and dance troupe.

Throughout the years, the family has traveled the globe, experiencing many cultures and absorbing their influences along the way.


Beausite BBQ

CHIMACUM — A free appreciation barbecue and concert by Lobo Del Mar is scheduled at Camp Beausite, 510 Beausite Lake Road, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

This event is for veterans and their families only.

The Elks Club is providing the food, which will be served by volunteers from the Peninsula and Port Townsend Kiwanis Clubs.

To RSVP, call 360-732-7222.


Marine debris

FORKS — The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team will host a marine debris training session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The session will be at the Olympic Natural Resources Center, 1455 S. Forks Ave.

For more information, phone 206-221-6893 or email

Free barbecue

FORKS — The Non-Denominational Men’s Christian Fellowship and the Clallam County Housing Authority invite the public to a free community barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The community barbecue will be at the apartments at 351 Founders Way.

Parking will be available at the Bogachiel Clinic.

Bluegrass barbecue

FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge will be the location of the seventh annual Bluegrass BBQ and Dance from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are on sale at Windfall at 181 Bogachiel Way or 81 Second Ave. for the event at the lodge at 941 Merchants Road.

Live music, food and a silent auction are planned.

The barbecue will benefit the Forks Abuse Program.

For information, call 360-374-6411.


Clothing exchange

The West End branches of the North Olympic Library System will partner with First Step Family Support Center for three free clothing exchanges and storytimes for children and their parents or caregivers.

The first exchange will take place at 10:30 a.m. today at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

Two additional exchanges will take place at the Clallam Bay Library, 16990 state Highway 112, at 2 p.m. Tuesday and at 5:30 p.m. that day at the Makah Tribal Head Start, 80 Ba’adah Village Loop Road in Neah Bay.

Each program will feature songs, rhymes and stories as well as a clothing exchange.

This is an opportunity to swap gently used children’s clothing for larger sizes.

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