A fundraiser for firefighters, a prime rib dinner in Forks and a schooner sailing are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.
For more about this weekend’s performance by Australian-born guitarist Daniel Champagne in Coyle 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 www.peninsula dailynews.com.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Fire Department Auxiliary and Firefighters Association will hold a Firefighters Harvest Benefit at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets in advance are $20 per person, $35 per couple; at the door, it’s $25 per person and $40 per couple.
Attendees must be at least 21 years old.
Dinner and coffee will be provided with beer, wine and soda available.
There will be silent and live auctions and live music by Black Diamond. KONP radio host Todd Ortloff will emcee.
Tickets will be sold at the door; at the Port Angeles Fire Station, 102 E. Fifth St.; KONP, 721 E. First St.; and Station 51 Taphouse, 125 W. Front St.
Proceeds will go toward helping to restore Engine 5, the Operation Candy Cane fire engine.
Straw bale building
PORT ANGELES — Michael Thomas, who has worked in the sustainable strawbale construction field for 20 years, will present a slideshow on straw bale constructions at the Vern Burton Community Center from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.
The event at the center, 308 E. Fourth St., is free.
Meet and greet
PORT ANGELES — The Feiro Marine Life Center and its board of directors will host a meet-and-greet in the Port Angeles CrabHouse lounge, 221 N. Lincoln St., from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The event will serve as a welcome to new facilities director Tamara Galvan, a Feiro volunteer who took over from Robert Campbell in August.
Farmers market party
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Farmers Market will hold its third annual Harvest Party at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St., from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets, at the farmers market at the corner of Front and Lincoln streets for $10, and at the door for $15.
Kids younger than 12 will be admitted free.
There will be pizza, a no-host bar, raffle prizes, drinks, dancing and live music from local musician Scott Sullivan.
All proceeds will help support market operations.
PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society will offer a low-cost microchip and license clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Residents of Clallam County can purchase a microchip and lifetime license for $40 during the clinic at 1743 Old Olympic Highway.
To qualify for a lifetime license, pets must be spayed or neutered.
Individual prices for the clinic are:
• Microchip: $20 including chip and registration; normally the cost is $35.
• Licenses: $10 for one year, $40 for lifetime; normally the lifetime cost is $50.
Cats and dogs living in Clallam County are required by law to be licensed.
Proceeds from license sales are used by OPHS to care for the animals at the shelter.
For more information or to volunteer, call the humane society at 360-457-8206.
PORT ANGELES — The Fairview Grange will host a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.
Pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice, milk and coffee will be served for $10 at the grange, 161 Lake Farm Road.
All are welcome, and children younger than 12 will be served for free accompanied by an adult.
For more information, phone Patti Morris at 360-461-9008.
Task force meeting
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Hoarding Task Force will have an informational night at the Port Angeles Library at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The public is welcome to the meeting at 2210 S. Peabody St.
The task force is building a group of public and private citizens in Clallam County aimed at promoting an understanding of hoarding disorder and working with people who hoard; their families, friends and animals; communities; and service professionals, according to a news release.
Four speakers will discuss how hoarding affects neighbors and family members, as well as things to recycle when helping a person with a hoard of possessions.
PORT TOWNSEND — Laura Da’, Natalie Diaz and William O’Daly, translator of eight books of poet Pablo Neruda, will read their own work and reflect on the role of history and place in their poetry at the Northwind Arts Center at 7 tonight.
All are welcome at the center, 701 Water St.
There is a $10 suggested donation; those 18 and younger will be admitted free.
Celebration of poetry
PORT TOWNSEND — Ten writers from Port Townsend, Seattle and beyond will read the poems of Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda and Russian poet Anna Akhmatova at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 7 p.m. Saturday.
All are welcome. There is a $10 suggested donation, but those 18 and younger will be admitted free at the fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.
NAMI free film
PORT TOWNSEND — The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Jefferson County will present the film “Infinitely Polar Bear” at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship from noon to 1:45 p.m. Saturday.
Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and refreshments available at 2333 San Juan Ave.
This is a free event, and there will be a question-and-answer period after the film.
The film is a comedy-drama about a young family struggling with the father’s mental illness. The family ultimately triumphs as they work their way out of poverty.
This annual film event presented by NAMI Jeffco is being shown in support of Mental Illness Awareness Week.
For more information, phone Val Phimister at 360-390-4547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet at 11:45 a.m. today to talk about “accepting change.”
The public is invited to take part in discussions at Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar, 842 Washington St.
For more information, go to www.conversation cafe.org.
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.
PORT TOWNSEND — Neil Aho will give a short lecture at the Northwest Discovery Lab at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The event is free, but space is limited, so reservations are suggested at the lab, 62-A Tanglewood Lane.
The family-friendly event is geared to kids as well as adults. Aho will speak about his adventures working with endangered species in Chile in 1999.
Aho is a science teacher and will bring a hands-on approach with several after-school and home-school programs for collaborative science exploration.
PORT TOWNSEND — Sound Experience will host a public sail aboard the schooner Adventuress from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are free to Sound Experience members. For nonmembers, tickets are $65 for adults and $35 for youths younger than 18.
The schooner will leave from the Northwest Maritime Center dock, 431 Water St.
To become a member, call 360-379-0438, ext. 1.
No sailing experience is required.
Reservations are recommended via 360-379-0438, ext 1.
PORT TOWNSEND — Discovery Dance will present Three Chords and the Truth, a honkytonk hometown band, from 7 to 10:30 tonight at the Elks Lodge.
Tickets are $10 at the door at the lodge, 555 Otto St.
The dance begins at 8 p.m., preceded by a two-step dance lesson at 7 p.m. taught by Janice Eklund.
New dancers are encouraged to attend.
This is a smoke- and scent-free event for all ages. No partner or previous dance experience is necessary.
Three Chords and the Truth offers classic country and Western tunes for the two-step, country waltz, rockabilly blues, country swing and cha-cha.
The band is led by Doug Warren on guitar and fiddle, Dave Llewellen on steel guitar, Jim Newberry on fiddle, Bruce Cannavaro on bass and Mark Sabella on drums.
For more information, go to www.discoverydance.org.
Cider tasting event
PORT TOWNSEND — Eaglemount Winery will celebrate its 10th anniversary and World Apple Day this weekend with educational demonstrations and special tastings.
Participants will be invited to try sneak-peak previews of experimental ciders and vote for their favorite to help decide which will become Eaglemount’s newest flavor at the winery, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road.
World Apple Day is traditionally celebrated in late October and is a celebration of the fall harvest and old orchards. Events tend to focus on the uniqueness and genetic diversity of heirloom apples and the cultural and historical significance they play.
For more information, call 360-732-4084 or email email@example.com.
CHIMACUM — The Chimacum Grange will host a square dance from 7:30 to 10:30 tonight.
The grange asks for a $6 donation at the door, 9572 Rhody Drive.
Dave Thielk, Katya Kirsch, Carol Hardy and Lori Bernstein will perform with Rosie Sweetman calling the dances.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the dance will start at 7:30 p.m.
All ages are welcome; attendees are asked to bring snacks and water.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rowing girls to talk
SEQUIM — University of Washington rower and Sequim native Elise Beuke will join Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association coach Debby Swinford to discuss competitive rowing and local opportunities at the Sequim Library at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
This will be a free, all-ages event at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and examine a racing shell.
SEQUIM — The New Dungeness Light Station Association’s annual general meeting will take place at Trinity United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The event is free, and all are welcome.
There will be refreshments, door prizes, a silent auction and the annual lighthouse raffle at the church, 100 S. Blake Ave.
The winner of the raffle will receive a free week for two at the New Dungeness Light Station and a family membership for one year.
SEQUIM — A discussion on “NATO’s Next Act: How to Handle Russia and Other Threats” will be offered at the Sequim Library from 10 a.m. to noon today.
The event is free and new members are welcome at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
The suggested background reading for the discussion is the article “NATO’s Next Act” from the July/August 2016 edition of Foreign Affairs magazine, published by the Council on Foreign Relations.
For more information, contact John Pollock at 360-683-9622 or email@example.com.
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.
SEQUIM — Auditions for Olympic Theatre Arts’ production of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” a live radio play, will occur in the gathering hall of the theater at 3 p.m. Saturday.
This live radio-play version of the iconic 1945 movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be directed by Olivia Shea and includes a cast of three to five men ages 18 to 50 and three to four women in the same age range at the theater, 414 N. Sequim Ave.
Those auditioning will read from the script and demonstrate the ability to use different voices for various roles, as well as sing a familiar Christmas song and a commercial jingle.
Those interested in working behind the scenes or doing radio-style sound effects are also encouraged to come to the auditions.
The rehearsal schedule will run about two to three weeks beginning in November.
Production dates are Thursday and Friday, Dec. 8 and 9; two performances Saturday, Dec. 10; with the final performance Sunday, Dec. 11.
For information regarding the auditions, phone 360-683-7326 or Shea at 360-683-8150.
SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Academy PTO will hold a fundraiser dog wash from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Blissie’s Bonetique.
Dog washing and drying will be by donation. Nail clippings will be $5 at the fundraiser at 459 W. Washington St.
All donations will go to benefit the OPA program, supplies and events for the 2016-17 school year.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-461-1568.
JOYCE — The Crescent Bay Lions Club will serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.
The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger at the club, state Highway 112 and Holly Hill Road.
The menu includes eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham, bacon or sausage, and coffee or tea.
Proceeds will support Crescent High School yearbooks, scholarships for seniors, holiday food baskets, glasses for the needy and other community projects.
FORKS — The Rainforest Council for the Arts will host community dance lessons at the Forks Congregational Church fellowship hall from 7 to 9 tonight.
The lessons will be free but donations will be welcome at the church, 280 Spartan Ave.
Instructors Terry and Jane of Clallam Bay will provide lessons from basic waltz to other ballroom and folk dances.
Each class will provide a review of the previous lesson and instruction in a new dance.
Newcomers are welcome. Partners are not required and changes will occur frequently.
Dancers of all levels will be welcome.
For more information, email Sue Shane at sue email@example.com.
Prime rib dinner
FORKS — The Forks Emblem Club will host a prime rib dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Forks Elks Lodge.
Children age 3 and younger will be admitted free at the lodge, 941 Merchants Road. Children ages 4 to 12 will be admitted for $10. Seniors will pay $18 at the door. Admittance for all other adults will be $20.
There will be a choice of prime rib, chicken or Cornish game hen.
Tea, coffee, water and dessert will also be served.
Proceeds will benefit local charities.
For more information, call 360-374-2524.
FORKS — The Forks Forum will host a shredding event to benefit the Forks Community Food Bank from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Food or cash donations will be accepted for the food bank at the Forks Forum, 490 S. Forks Ave.
For more information, contact Christi Baron at 360-374-3311.