More best bets for this weekend

IN ADDITION TO the Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club’s 10th annual All Breeds Dog Shows in Sequim, there’s plenty going on this weekend.

To navigate the events, from . . .

. . . Andrew Mackie’s two-day Family Music Festival in at Jefferson County Memorial Field in downtown Port Townsend . . .

. . . to jazz, jazz and more jazz at Fort Worden State Park . . .

. . . to artists’ exhibits across the Peninsula . . .

. . . and, in Port Angeles, the windup of “Paint Your Wagon” and country music performer Jennifer Lynn at the Elks Naval Lodge . . .

. . . and many other events, Peninsula Daily News offers:

* A rundown of North Olympic Peninsula entertainment and arts activities in today’s Peninsula Spotlight, the PDN’s weekly entertainment guide published every Friday.

* “Things to Do This Weekend,” on the link CALENDAR at left.

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

Here are additional best bets for the weekend:

‘Wheel of Fortune’ tryouts

“Wheel of Fortune’s” Wheelmobile mobile talent office will be at 7 Cedars Casino in search of contestants for the TV game show.

Fans will have the opportunity to fill out an application, have their names drawn at random to play a simulated version of the game onstage, win prizes and be evaluated as a potential contestant for the show.

The Wheelmobile will be at 7 Cedars, 270756 Highway 101 in Blyn, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Potential contestants must be at least 18.

Staff members from the Wheel of Fortune promotions team will begin handing out applications for the first show at about 1 p.m.

Searches will be held at 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., with each show lasting about an hour.

Music in the Park

The big band swing of George Snyder’s OlyJazz Band will resonate at Music in the Park in Sequim on Saturday.

OlyJazz will perform from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the state-of-the-art outdoor performance stage in the Water Reuse Demonstration Park, just north of Carrie Blake Park.

Admission is free. This is an all-ages, family event.

Tap your toes — or bring your dancing shoes and get up to dance.

To sit on, bring a lawn chair or blanket — 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.) 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.

A list of upcoming free outdoor concerts in Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Sequim is on Page 15 of today’s Peninsula Spotlight.

Walk for the Cure

PORT ANGELES — The fourth annual Walk for the Cure will be held in Port Angeles on Saturday.

The fundraising walk, with breast cancer survivors and a drumming group in the lead, will start at 10 a.m. near City Pier on the Waterfront Trail.

Registration for the walk opens at 9 a.m. at City Pier.

Proceeds from the Walk will benefit the Puget Sound Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, which has provided more than $423,625 for breast health programs and services in Clallam County over the past five years.

Saturday’s post-walk celebration will include a breast cancer survivor recognition ceremony, information booths and a raffle (local merchants have donated prizes).

For further information, phone Candy Duckett, 360-452-2954.

Korean War services

The first annual Clallam County Korean War memorial service will be at the Sequim View Cemetery, 1505 Sequim-Dungeness Road in Sequim, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The event will honor the five Clallam County residents who were killed during the war and surviving Korean War veterans.

The public is invited “to join us for this important occasion in recognizing those who so valiantly fought for liberty in the Korean War,” said Gerald Rettela of Port Angeles and a member of the Korean War Veterans Association of Clallam County.

For more information, phone Rettela at 360-457-6994.

Forks Fly-In Saturday

FORKS — The 16th annual Forks Fly-In and Salmon Bake will take place at the Forks Airport on Saturday.

The all-day fly-in will include vintage, kit and traditional aircraft, fly-bys, plane rides, classic hot rods at the airport, lawn mower drag racing, old tractors and a flea market.

The salmon bake will be a fundraiser for the Forks Lions Club.

For more information, phone Gary Jennings at 360-374-6004 or 425-501-4872.

Concert in a 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 Aglika Angelova, Jasmine Lin, Amy Schwartz-Moretti, Alan Iglitzin and Carter Enyeart:

* Schubert: Sonatina for Violin and Piano, Op.137 No. 1, D 384.

* Schubert: Sonatina for Violin and Piano, Op.137 No. 2, D 385.

* Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 12.

* Dvorak: Quintet in A Major for Piano and Strings, Op. 81.

The festival is in its 23rd season. Tickets are $15 to $26, phone 206-527-8839, click on or buy them at the barn.

Bird show

A program on birds of the North Olympic 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.

Cruise, cruise, cruise

* Another three-hour cruise around Protection Island to see colorful and comical puffin sea birds is this Saturday aboard the 65-foot motor vessel Glacier Spirit.

Sponsored by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, departure is from the Point Hudson Marina in downtown Port Townsend at 6 p.m. It returns at 9 p.m.

Cost is $50 per person.

There is the next-to-last puffin cruise this summer (you’ll also see other seabirds and seals and sealions). The last one is next Saturday.

Call the science center at 360-385-5582, Ext. 104, for reservations.

* Michael Swirski of Seventh Wave Yacht Charters (360-808-0505; 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.

* Lake Crescent Cruises is offering scenic tours of Lake Crescent on a 22-foot boat with guides providing folklore, legends and historical information.

Owners Dan and Carol Donahue are offering one-, two-, or three-hour tours with both private and group rates available. The boat seats 10.

Phone 360-928-2112 for reservations and more information.

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