Elsewhere on Peninsula, another busy weekend on tap

In addition to the Irrigation Festival in Sequim, a variety of activities — from art walks to several concerts to celebrations in Port Townsend and Port Ludlow of the opening day of boating season — are on tap this weekend.

A full list is in Peninsula Spotlight, the weekly arts and entertainment guide of events in Jefferson and Clallam counties that is part of the Peninsula Daily News today (and every Friday).

Activities are also featured in the PDN’s daily Things To Do feature (it starts on Page C7 today).

Four highlights:

Talent Show in Forks

The annual Forks High School Spartan Talent Show is scheduled in the high school commons, 411 S. Spartan Ave., at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Singers, dancers, bands and short drama scenes will all be part of this event.

Admission is free.

Arts and Crafts Fair

The Port Townsend Arts Guild hosts its annual Rhododendron Festival Arts & Crafts Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The show will be held at Memorial Field, 550 Washington St., in downtown Port Townsend.

The show will feature pottery, sculpture, gold and silver jewelry, herbal soaps, handmade knives, duck decoys, beads, toys, clothing, home furnishings, mosaics, garden art, photography, paintings and more.

Funds raised from the show is used for scholarships for Jefferson County high school graduates and to provide cultural activities in Jefferson County.

Boating opener Saturday

Port Ludlow and Port Townsend celebrate the opening day of boating season with special events Saturday.

The Port Ludlow Yacht Club event begins at 10 a.m. at the Port Ludlow Marina and includes the ceremonial flag raising and cannon salute, along with the christening of nine vessels.

Thirty decorated boats will stand in Ludlow Bay for review by incoming Commodore Ron Arends before the parade of boats begins, accompanied by music from bagpipe and drum.

Port Ludlow Marina has more than 300 slips for both permanent and guest boaters and side ties for boats up to 200 feet. The marina offers powerboat, kayak and bike rentals, freshwater, free showers and shore power of 30 and 50 amp.

In Port Townsend, Saturday’s activities are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Northwest Maritime Center campus, next to Point Hudson Marina, at Pope Marine Park and on the beach.

A full schedule of Port Townsend’s activities is on Page 4 of today’s Peninsula Spotlight.

At 9:30 a.m., there will be a lecture on shellfish harvesting, along with flycasting and kayak demonstrations and seafood tips, all as part of the Bounty of the Sea celebration sponsored by Port Townsend Sunrise Rotary.

A silent auction to benefit youth water safety programs is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the tent at the Northwest Maritime Center.

Musicians will perform folk, blues and jazz, and there will be food vendors offering all types of seafood, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At 1 p.m., the Port Townsend Yacht Club leads the Boat Parade, with vessels participating from the Port Hadlock Yacht Club and the Wooden Boat Foundation, as well as the sail-training schooner Martha.

Following the parade, Port of Port Townsend commissioners will be on hand for a gathering under the tent on the Northwest Maritime Center campus, where they will share plans for the Point Hudson Marina redesign.

Vessels will be open for tours at City Dock and at the Maritime Center dock, including commercial fishing vessels and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s new crustacean research vessel.

PA art today and Saturday

May’s “Second Saturday” art activities in Port Angeles actually begin today with a photo exhibit and reception — and continue on Saturday with hands-on art demonstrations, Australia aboriginal storytelling and a guided walking tour of downtown Art on the Town sculpture works.

And it’s all free.

* The Art Space gallery, 105 E. Front St., in downtown Port Angeles will have a reception Port Angeles photographer Ernst-Ulrich Schafer from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

An exhibit of Schafer’s photos, “Personal Projects,” is on display at the gallery through June 11.

The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Several “Second Saturday” events are in The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave.:

* 11 a.m. to noon: Australian aboriginal storytelling by Carmel Middletent in the mall’s atrium.

* Noon to 1 p.m.: Carol Janda will give demonstrations at the Clallam Art Gallery inside the mall. She will demonstrate watercolor techniques from noon to 12:30 p.m. and oil-based monotypes from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.

* 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — In the mall’s atrium, Marcos Lewis will demonstrate working with clay on the pottery wheel.

In addition:

* 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Open studio at Wesley’s Fine Arts, 104 N. Laurel, with resident artist Peggy Wesley.

* 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Udjat Beads, 129 E. First St., will host a beading demonstration by Karin Crow on making Peyote Stitch Hairsticks.

* 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Laura Alisanne will give a demonstration on creating colorful Mexican metal ornaments at Art Space, 105 E. Front St.

* 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. — Art on the Town tour of downtown sculptures. Meet by 12:55 p.m. in the atrium of The Landing mall. Sculptor Bob Stokes is tour guide.

* 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Jeanne Couillard-Jones will give a hands-on felting demonstration at Fiber Arts Studio, 124 E. Front St.

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