Salmon bake, drag races, English country dance coming up on Peninsula

EDITOR’S NOTE: This entry has been updated to revise the date of the Port Angeles Upper Race Street Extension Neighborhood Watch meeting.

A salmon bake, West End Thunder drag races and an English country dance are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsula dailynews.com.

SEQUIM

Rotary salmon bake

SEQUIM — The Sequim Noon Rotary Club will host its 49th annual Salmon Bake and Barbecue from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets for the event at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., are $5 for children 12 and younger and $16 for adults. Tickets will be available for $18 the day of the event for adults.

Adults have the choice of alder-fired salmon or a pulled pork plate with baked beans, coleslaw, a roll, an ice-cream cup and a drink.

Children can partake in a jumbo all-beef hot dog and drink.

The Cat’s Meow will perform a mix of jazz tunes from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., after which the Dukes of Dabob will showcase jazz and swing selections from 2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

For more information, visit www.sequimrotary.org.

Beer fest

SEQUIM — Seven Cedars Casino invites those 21 and older to its Far West Beer Fest from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Featured will be live music, food, games and more than 20 craft breweries at the casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101.

Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.brownpapertickets.com.

For more information, contact Judy Walz at 360-683-7777 or jwalz@ 7cedarsresort.com.

Stamp show

SEQUIM — The Strait Stamp Society’s 24th annual show will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is free to the show at the Sequim Masonic Temple, 700 S. Fifth Ave.

At least 15 vendors will sell stamps. Many appraise collections of all ages and sizes for free.

Collectors will offer more than 40 exhibits about stamps from club members.

As is tradition, the show brings in a contingent of Canadian visitors, and to celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary, Sequim club members offer an anniversary cancel and cachet.

For more information, see www.straitstamp.org or call 360-683-6373.

Performers on Plaza

SEQUIM — Locos Only will be the featured performer for Performers on the Plaza at noon today.

The free performance of blues, country and rock music will take place at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St.

For information, contact Karen Kuznek-Reese at 360-681-3422 or kkuznek@sequimwa.gov.

Blood drive

SEQUIM — The Bloodworks Northwest team, with the Rotary clubs of Sequim, will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

All who are eligible are encouraged to donate at Sunland Golf & Country Club’s clubhouse, 109 Hilltop Drive.

Donations will be closed from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. for a staff lunch.

Appointments are available, and walk-ins are accepted between appointments.

To make an appointment, visit www.bloodwork snw.org or call 800-398-7888.

For more information about eligibility, call 800-398-7888.

Fundraiser

SEQUIM — A free family event is planned at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sequim Elks Lodge.

The Dungeness Bay Seahawkers have partnered with the Sequim Elks to host a fundraiser for the Elks’ Coats for Kids.

There will be games, music, Seahawk vehicles, vendors, autograph auction items, food for purchase and free raffles.

Proceeds from food purchases and donations will go to Coats for Kids.

The group also will provide a drop box for disaster aid for Canadian residents affected by wildfires.

For more information, see the Dungeness Bay Seahawkers Facebook page.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — “In the Heart of the Sea” by Nathaniel Philbrick will be discussed at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sequim Library.

All are welcome to participate at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Copies of “In the Heart of the Sea” are available in various formats including regular print, audiobook on CD and downloadable e-book.

They can be requested online by visiting the library catalog online.

For more information about this and other programs for readers and book lovers, visit www.nols.org and select “Events” and “Sequim,” or contact the Sequim Library at 360-683-1161 or sequim@nols.org.

Book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library will hold its monthly book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

This month’s special featured items include a selection of Gilbert Morris historical fiction, 10 volumes of the 1962 Junior Classes, wood carvings and how-to paintings and drawings.

Also featured will be sets of animal art, as well as a variety of children’s authors and series.

Proceeds from the sale benefit children’s and adult programming at the library.

Airport Day

SEQUIM — Diamond Point Airport will host its Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The free day will include food available for purchase, aircraft and car displays, and flight demonstrations. Helicopter rides will be offered for $50.

From U.S. Highway 101, drive north on Diamond Point Road about 3 miles to Sunshine Avenue. Turn left and drive 0.3 miles. Parking will be available on the right.

For information, call 360-683-2545 or email info@2wa1.com.

Storytelling Camp

SEQUIM — Olympic Nature Experience will offer a Family Storytelling Camp from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Dungeness Recreation Area.

Participants in the camp at the recreation area on Voice of America Road will learn how to tell and listen to stories as families.

The fee is $50 per family.

The camp will focus on teambuilding, trust, story creation and sharing. It will end with a bonfire where families are invited to bring food to cook over the fire and share the stories they have created as a team during the camp.

For information, email info@olympicnature experience.org.

Plant clinic

SEQUIM — A Master Gardener plant clinic will be available to members of the public from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Topics such as plant identification, pest control, composting and vegetable gardening will be addressed at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road.

Those interested are encouraged to bring questions, samples from problem plants and garden pests.

For more information, call Lorrie Hamilton at 360-565-2679.

Bee extravaganza

SEQUIM — The public is invited to hear a speaker present about bees at 11 a.m. today at Nash’s Farm Store.

Sarah Red-Laird, the “Bee Girl,” will present about bees and honey.

She will also provide information about the Bee Girl Organization’s programs and research, as well as its work with farmers, bees and beekeepers with Washington State University, at the store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way.

Red-Laird is the founder and executive director of the Bee Girl Organization, a nonprofit with a mission to educate and inspire communities to conserve bees, flowers and food systems, according to a news release.

She is a graduate of the University of Montana’s College of Forestry & Conservation with a degree in resource conservation, with a focus in community collaboration and environmental policy.

She is also the kids and bees director for the American Beekeeping Federation, a member of the Northwest Farmers Union, Western Apicultural Society’s Oregon director, Southern Oregon Beekeepers Association’s regional representative and a brand“ambeesador” for Mountainsmith.

For more information, call 360-683-4642.

Ice cream social

SEQUIM — The public is invited to the Sequim Prairie Grange’s ice-cream social from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

For $5, those interested can partake in banana splits or sundaes at the grange, 290 Macleay Road.

Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization Pennies for Quarters.

For more information, phone Marie Paddock at 360-683-4599.

Bingo night

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elk Lodge invites those 18 and older to play bingo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free, and the minimum buy-in for the game is $10 at the lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Fore more information, call Crystal Parker at 360-683-3034.

Comedy auditions

SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts will hold auditions for its first main stage show at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Director Olivia Shea is seeking to fill a cast of eight men and one woman for “The Explorer’s Club” at the theater, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

According to a news release: “The plot centers on an all-male Explorer’s Club in which the president has proposed a woman for membership.”

All ages are invited to audition for the roles, and those interested are encouraged to use British accents.

Attendees are also encouraged to wear comfortable clothing.

Copies of the script are available at the theater’s office from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays though Fridays.

For more information or to schedule an alternate audition date, call 360-683-7326.

Library expansion

SEQUIM — The public is invited to the Sequim Library’s presentation about its expansion project at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Margaret Kakubin, a North Olympic Library System library director, will provide an information presentation about the project at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Event organizers urge those who are unable to attend the meeting to schedule a presentation. They can be scheduled by emailing director@nols.org or sequim@nols.org.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, ext. 7714; email sequim@nols.org; or visit www.nols.org.

Coffee with mayor

SEQUIM — Residents can meet informally with Sequim Mayor Dennis Smith at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Smith will be at the Bell Creek Bar & Grill at 707 E. Washington St. for the August edition of the Coffee with the Mayor program.

The mayor will be at the bar and grill each month to listen to anyone who wants to chat, ask questions, express a concern or make a comment about the city or the community.

For more information, contact Smith at dsmith@sequimwa.gov.

PORT ANGELES

Ballard Belles

PORT ANGELES — The Ballard Belles will perform at Harbinger Winery at 7 tonight.

For $20, attendees can enjoy the song and dance of the quartet at the winery, 2358 W. U.S. Highway 101.

Admittance is limited to 45 guests. Event organizers advise that some of the show’s content might not be suitable for younger audiences.

Tickets include one glass of wine, beer, cider or soda.

To purchase a ticket, visit www.harbingerwinery.com.

For more information, call 360-452-4262.

Bike talk, dessert

PORT ANGELES — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church invites members of the public to a dessert and presentation about Bike & Build at 7 tonight.

The church aims to raise awareness about the nonprofit group’s mission and detail its current 911-mile route from Portland, Ore., to Bellingham in the church’s parish hall, 510 E. Park Ave.

Bike & Build is based in Philadelphia, which “encourages young adults to address the country’s affordable housing crisis through organized bicycle trips,” according to a news release.

For more information, call Anna Magner at 360-457-4862.

Addiction awareness

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to a drug and addiction awareness class at the Port Angeles Library from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The class will have an open discussion, and event organizers encourage those with questions and concerns to bring them to the class at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Topics such as addiction types, behaviors and counseling will be covered.

General questions about addiction and drug use will be addressed.

For more information, call 360-808-6244.

Car, motorcycle show

PORT ANGELES — Hillcrest Baptist Church will host The Answer for Youth’s second annual Car & Motorcycle Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to join in hourly raffles, a bouncy house and activities for kids at the church, 205 Black Diamond Road.

Karaoke and lunch will begin at 11 a.m., with lunch ending at 1 p.m. and karaoke at 2 p.m.

Lunch is served by donation.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Answer for Youth.

For more information, call 360-460-8542 or 360-461-4852.

Film screening

PORT ANGELES — A free screening of “Solartaxi: Around the World with the Sun” will be made available to members of the public at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The documentary will be shown at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

According to a news release: “In ‘Solartaxi,’ Louis Palmer, a Swiss school teacher and adventurer, together with a team of volunteers, built his own solar car and set out on a mission to circumnavigate the world on solar power.”

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email discover@nols.org or visit www.nols.org.

Beekeeper meeting

PORT ANGELES — The regular monthly meeting of the North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers’ Association will convene at the Port Angeles Library from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The public is invited to hear Sarah Red-Laird, founder of The Bee Girl Organization, present during the meeting in the library’s Carver Room, 2210 S. Peabody St.

For more information, contact Greg Butler at 360-460-5635 or gregb67677@gmail.com.

Neighborhood watch

PORT ANGELES — The Upper Race Street Extension Neighborhood Watch will meet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The meeting will be at the Port Angeles Fire Department, 102 E. Fifth St.

The topic will be “Community Oriented Policing [COP] & Neighborhood Empowerment.”

Swingers dance

PORT ANGELES — The Senior Swingers will hold a dance at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The dance is free for new visitors or $5 for all future visits at the center, 328 E. Seventh St.

The Cat’s Meow will provide music.

Do no harm

PORT ANGELES — The Natural Healing Center will screen a film and host a discussion as part of its First Do No Harm series from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

The movie will be about salt, oil and sugar and how they affect personal health at the center, 162 S. Barr Road.

A discussion will follow the movie.

Registration is required for this event.

For more information or to register, contact Rose Marschall at 360-457-1515 or rosemarschall@gmail.com.

Wellness Wednesday

PORT ANGELES — Lisa Hennings of Lincare will talk about options for people who need respiratory aids at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Park View Villas.

The free presentation will take place at the senior facility at 1430 Park View Lane.

Hennings will talk about what devices are covered by insurance and Medicare.

FORKS

West End Thunder

FORKS — West End Thunder will host drag races, a classic car show and other events starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

All West End Thunder events will take place at Forks Municipal Airport on South Forks Ave.

Admission is $10 for adults; children 12 and younger are admitted free.

For information, visit www.westendthunder.com.

KALALOCH

Guided beach walk

KALALOCH — The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary will lead free guided beach walks and tidepool explorations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Participants will meet at the top of the Beach Four trailhead at 9 a.m. with appropriate shoes and clothing for the guided walks, event organizers said.

Starting at noon, visitors can gather at Kalaloch Lodge for a beach picnic, games, a sea creature costume contest and beach parade.

Sarah Tucker, a North Olympic Peninsula artist, will lead attendees in a beach sand art event.

At 2 p.m., a group “Get Into Your Sanctuary Day” plunge will be held.

Pets are allowed but must be on a leash.

For more information, contact Jacqueline Laverdure at 360-406-2084 or jacqueline.laverdure@noaa.gov, or visit www.olympic coast.noaa.gov/news.

PORT TOWNSEND

Boat tours

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to take a tour on a Martha J-A 1984 24-foot motor launch today from noon to 4 p.m.

Those interested are asked to meet on the floating dock in front of the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.

Tours are by donation and take about 30 minutes.

Tours will also be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The service is on a first-come, first-served basis, with a six-person capacity.

Amnesty meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to Amnesty International Chapter 1106’s meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. today.

The chapter will plan its next year of activities for “defending human rights at home and abroad” at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, email Cheryl Bently at bently@cruzio.com or Gail Pruitt at gailpruitt@hotmail.com.

Conversation Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet at 11:45 a.m. today.

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

The topic for this week is “One Nation Indivisible.”

For more information, visit www.conversationcafe.org.

Pink Floyd tribute

PORT TOWNSEND — Pigs on the Wing, a Northwest Pink Floyd tribute band, will perform at the American Legion Post 26 at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Those 21 and older are invited to the performance at the post, 209 Monroe St.

For $12, attendees can experience the group performing the entirety of Pink Floyd’s 1979 album “The Wall.”

Tickets are available by visiting www.brownpaper tickets.com.

For more information, call 360-385-3454.

Dance, potluck

PORT TOWNSEND — An English country dance will be held at the RoseWind Common House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

A $5 donation is suggested for the dance at RoseWind, 3131 Haines St.

Nan Evans will lead the dance, with the Rosewood Country Dance Band providing the music.

Following the dance, a potluck will be held.

The facility is fragrance-free, and no street shoes are allowed, with the exception of dance shoes or slippers, event organizers said.

For more information, email Dan Post at dan.post@fandango.org.

Artist of month

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Arts Center’s Artist of the Month will feature photography by Brian Goodman from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Goodman will discuss his current body of work, titled “Solace of Space,” at the center, 701 Water St.

For more information, call 360-379-1086 or info@northwindarts.org.

Second Sunday Swim

PORT TOWNSEND — The nonprofit Jeffco Aquatic Coalition coordinates a free swim at Mountain View Pool on the second Sunday of each month from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the pool is open to adults only; all ages are welcome after 2:15 p.m. at the pool, 1925 Blaine St.

For information, contact Jan Fisler at 360-385-2089 or jsfisler@gmail.com.

Yoga benefit

PORT TOWNSEND — Madrona MindBody Institute will host a yoga benefit class from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The by-donation class, titled “Do Good/Feel Good,” is for all experience levels and will be held at Madrona MindBody, 200 Battery Way, Building 310, Fort Worden.

Instructors from Madrona will lead the class. Donations will benefit the Port Townsend School of the Arts.

Live drawing figures will be completed by the school’s art instructors during the class.

For more information, visit www.madronamind body.com.

Plant clinic

PORT TOWNSEND — The Washington State University Jefferson County Extension will present a free plant clinic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer any questions about garden-related pathogens and pests at the community development office, 621 Sheridan St.

For more information, email wsumgplantclinic@gmail.com.

Work party

PORT TOWNSEND — Those interested in volunteering are invited to participate in summer stewardship at the Upper Snow Creek Forest Preserve from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Volunteers will search along hills and ravines for invasive holly plants on the creek.

Directions to the work party site are: From Port Townsend, follow state Highway 20 to U.S. Highway 101 South. Turn left onto Highway 101 South and proceed approximately 3 miles. Turn right at mile marker 286, shortly before the Crocker Lake parking area.

Park at the old grain silos.

Carpooling is encouraged.

For more information, email cclendaniel@save land.org.

PORT HADLOCK

Book sale

PORT HADLOCK — The Friends of Jefferson County Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Members can arrive early at 9:30 a.m. at the library’s bookmobile garage, 620 Cedar Ave.

Featured at the sale will be used books, audiobooks, DVDs and music CDs.

For more information, 360-385-6544.

Beekeeper meeting

PORT HADLOCK — The East Jefferson Beekeepers Association’s monthly meeting will be at the Jefferson County Library from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

The meeting will begin with about five minutes of announcements, after which a presentation and discussion will be held about beekeeping at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

For more information, visit www.ejbees.org.

QUILCENE

Tasting gala

QUILCENE —Those 21 and older can partake in a wine, beer and spirit tasting gala from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

The event will feature food, gift, live music, vendors and bulk wine sales at the Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia St.

Proceeds will benefit the historical museum.

For more information, call 360-765-4848.

Fun Day Picnic

QUILCENE — Families are invited to Quilcene Assembly of God Church’s fourth annual Fun Day Picnic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Attendees can enjoy volleyball, kids’ games and food at the church, 160 Washington St.

Free school supplies will also be available.

CHIMACUM

Trivia contest

CHIMACUM — Finnriver Farm & Cidery will hold a trivia contest, titled “Books on Tap,” at 6:30 tonight.

Attendees can test their knowledge about books, film and pop culture while partaking in food and cider at the cidery, 124 Center Road.

Those interested can bring friends to make a team or arrive solo and form a team at the event.

Questions will be drawn from a list of films and books available at the Jefferson County Library.

For more information, 360-339-8478.

Pro bono lawyers

CHIMACUM — Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers will present the quarterly Jefferson County free legal clinic from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The event at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, is intended to help the public address legal issues in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers.

Volunteer attorneys will provide and assist with completing advance directive forms including a power of attorney for finances, power of attorney for medical and a health care directive.

There is an anticipated high demand for this clinic, so attendees are asked to arrive on time.

For more information and to register, contact Shauna Rogers McClain at 360-504-2422 or probono lawyers@gmail.com.

Support group

CHIMACUM — The public is invited to attend the Alzheimer’s Association’s family caregiver support group from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday.

The group will meet in the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Attendees can learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also providing care to a person with memory loss.

For information, phone Patricia Smith at 360-379-4186.

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