More best bets for the weekend

It’s full speed ahead once again for weekend activities on our North Olympic Peninsula.

* Clallam County Fair in Port Angeles, which continues through Sunday . . .

* Celebration of Fort Flagler State Park’s 50th birthday from 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday . . .

* “The Great American Backstage Musical,” which opens tonight in Sequim . . .

* Belly dancing in Port Townsend, and, in Quilcene, the Historical Museum’s All-Village Garage Sale . . .

* Music, music, music and the Pacific Northwest Bichon Bash in Sequim . . . .

Many of the events are highlighted in today’s Peninsula Spotlight, the PDN’s weekly entertainment guide published every Friday.

Events are also be listed in “Things to Do This Weekend,” appearing by clicking on CALENDAR at left.

“Things to Do” is a daily feature in the PDN.

Here are additional best bets for another busy summer weekend:

PT fair, parade, cars — and ‘Taming of the Shrew’

The Uptown Street Fair and Parade in Uptown Port Townsend runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Centered at Tyler and Lawrence streets, there will be crafts, music, food, the Saturday farmers market, street dancing, belly dancing — and a parade at 1 p.m.

In downtown Port Townsend, the 17th annual Kiwanis Classic Car Show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Field.

Spectators can vote for their favorite classic and custom cars and trucks.

Admission is $5 for adults, $1.50 for children 12 and under.

The show is open to vehicles and motorcycles made before 1975.

You can still enter your rig – cost is $15. Phone Patrick Sullivan, 360-385-0706.

At PT’s Chetzemoka Park, Jackson and Blaine streets, Key City Players and Olympic Shakespeare Productions present the final performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” tonight, Saturday and Sunday.

Bring a picnic dinner. The play begins at 6 p.m. Suggested donation: $10 at the “door.”

Music in the Park

True North, performing Celtic, American, Canadian and western folk and country songs, headlines the free outdoor Music in the Park concert in Sequim on Saturday.

The group will play from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the state-of-the-art stage in the Water Reuse Demonstration Park, just north of Carrie Blake Park.

(On Sunday at 3 p.m., Sequim City Band will be on this same stage with its marches. marches, musicals, classical, jazz and swing.)

Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on — plus a picnic basket, or grab some food at a downtown store or restaurant or the Sequim Open Aire Market (open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday) on Cedar Street, between Sequim Avenue and Second Street.

Music in the Park is every Saturday through Sept. 9.

The concert series is sponsored by the city of Sequim and Peninsula Daily News.

Additional sponsors are Clark Land Office; US Bank; and Bill Littlejohn, owner of Olympic Ambulance, Sherwood Assisted Living and The Fifth Avenue and Sherwood Village retirement centers in Sequim.

Going to the dogs

The Pacific Northwest Bichon Bash — with 109 of the sweet, fluffy white dogs — begins at 5 p.m. today with a potluck supper at Bonnie McGill’s home just north of Sequim.

This is the third year for the Bichon Bash, a fundraiser for Small Paws Rescue, a Tulsa-based group that finds homes for mistreated dogs.

To attend, contact McGill at 360-681-4480.

On Saturday, events include a presentation by the Olympic Gentle Paws therapy-dog organization, a bichon frise talent show, canine wedding, costume contest and rescue parade starting at 11 a.m.

An ice cream social starts at noon Sunday.

Stuff, birds, bats

* Quilcene Historical Museum’s All-Village Garage Sale is 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Look for the vendor tables outside the museum, 151 E. Columbia St. and Center Road.

* A nature talk, “Bats 101,” is planned at Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Several species of bats live on the Peninsula, and Morgaine Twomey, local bat expert, will discuss the flying mammals at this free presentation.

Attendees may also be able to see bats flying by the Dungeness River at sunset, including young bats on their maiden flights.

* A program on birds of the Peninsula, with a slide show, is every Saturday at dusk through Sept. 2 in the amphitheater in Sequim Bay State Park.

Put on by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, admission is free.

Music at the winery

Singer-songwriter Kellee Bradley and her band will perform songs from their new album titled “Waiting” at Olympic Cellars winery on Saturday.

This outdoor performance is 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

There is a $6 cover charge.

Bradley was a headliner at the Olympic Peninsula’s International Women’s Day Celebration this past March.

Olympic Cellars is located in a century-old barn at 255410 Highway 101, between Port Angeles and Sequim.

The winery is sponsoring outdoor concerts every Saturday through August.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting the winery in advance at 360-452-0160, or on site the night of the concert.

Concert in another barn

Olympic Music Festival’s summer concerts are performed every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. through Sept. 10 in a restored 100-year-old barn near Quilcene, just south of State Route 104 along Center Road.

This Saturday and Sunday, the program will be performed by Stefan Hersh, Ayano Ninomiya, Alan Iglitzin, Julian Hersh, Tomo Matsuo:

* Sonata for violin and piano (to be announced).

* Beethoven: String Quartet in F major, Op. 18 No. 1.

* Dohnanyi: Quintet in C minor for Piano and Strings, Op. 1.

The festival is in its 23rd season.

Tickets are $15 to $26, phone 206-527-8839, click on www.olympicmusicfestival.org or buy them at the barn.

For further information, call 360-452-0160 or log onto www.olympiccellars.com.

Go for cruise?

* Michael Swirski of Seventh Wave Yacht Charters (360-808-0505; www.shadowfox7.com) will take you on a two-hour outing aboard his 45-foot ketch Shadowfox in Port Angeles Harbor and, weather willing, in the Strait.

He also takes charters to Sequim Bay, Port Townsend, Victoria, Neah Bay and the San Juans.

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