Shakespeare, free swim and concerts this weekend

Shakespeare, a free swim and lunch and a rockabilly concert in Quilcene are among the activities.

Shakespeare in Port Townsend, a free swim and lunch in Port Angeles, and a rockabilly concert in Quilcene are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more about the Olympic Music Festival at Fort Worden, as well as other 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


Veterans memorial

PORT ANGELES — The Marine Corps League, Mt. Olympus Detachment VFW, American Legion, Patriot Riders and National Guard will host a veterans memorial at 1 p.m. today at Veterans Park.

The memorial, held the third Friday of every month, will take place at the Liberty Bell on Lincoln Street.

The names of all local veterans are read and the bell is rung after each one.

If possible, the American flag is folded and presented to a family member of one of the deceased.

An honor guard performs and a bugler plays. There is also a bagpiper who plays before and after the ceremony.

Free pool picnic

PORT ANGELES — William Shore Memorial Pool invites the public to join in a free day of swimming and lunch this Sunday.

The pool, located at 225 E. Fifth St., will be open for free swimming from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

For information, call James Schultz at 360-417-9767 or email


Cat food workshop

SEQUIM — Best Friend Nutrition will hold three pet-related events starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.

All three programs are free and open to the public at 680 W. Washington St., Suite B-102.

The first event, scheduled at 10 a.m., is the last in the “2016 Talented Friends of Pets” speaker series, with Bryant Forsythe presenting “Why Feed Raw to My Cats and How to Do That.”

The store asks that interested people call 360-681-8458 to reserve a seat.

The second and third events are concurrent from noon to 4 p.m. and include demo parties with pet food manufacturers Rad Cat Raw and KLN Brand foods for both dogs and cats.

These events will feature take-home samples, in-store tastings for visiting pets, “celebrate summer” root beer ice-cream floats for humans and more.

For more information about these programs, phone 360-681-8458.

Elks bingo

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.

Back-to-school event

SEQUIM — The fourth annual Back to School Fair is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club.

The free event at 400 W. Fir St. will feature family activities, food and other giveaways, interactive exhibits — including a fire truck, school bus and police car — plus backpacks and school supplies for families in need. Information on the school district, early childhood resources and health resources will be available.

The Sequim School District, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, Parenting Matters Foundation/First Teacher and other groups once again are collaborating to bring services and resources at no charge to Sequim families.

Available services include haircuts, car seat checks and vision screening.

Organizers said school supplies and cash donations still are welcome through the event.

For more information about the Back to School Fair, email or call 360-582-3264.

Clothing giveaway

SEQUIM — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host a new and used clothing giveaway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

All items will be free at the church, 815 W. Washington St.

The items will be in wearable condition for men, women and children.

Little romance

SEQUIM — KSQM radio will hold a dance from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the VFW hall.

The dance at 169 E. Washington St. will have a theme of “Romantic Rendezvous.”

Singing bowls

SEQUIM — The public is invited to hear the music of quartz crystal singing bowls from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at Shipley Center.

Entrance for Shipley Center members is $3, or $4 for nonmembers. The event is at the center at 921 Hammond St.

For information, contact Pat Coughlin Mawson at 972-345-2671 or go to

Installing tile

SEQUIM — Sequim Home Depot will hold a free workshop on how to install tile backsplash at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The free workshop will be held at the store, 1145 W. Washington St.

For information, call 360-582-1620 or email


Summer band concert

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Summer Band will perform from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Chetzemoka Park under the direction of conductor Karl F. Bach.

The public is invited to bring chairs and blankets, drinks and food to the free concert at Jackson and Blaine streets.

The band will perform selections from Sousa, Irving Berlin, a New Orleans-style rendition of a Gospel hymn and some music composed by the conductor.

Discounted swim

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.

For more information, phone 360-385-7665, email or visit

Waterfront tours

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center will host free waterfront boat tours today.

During the free 30-minute boat ride on the center’s motor launch, visitors can see the Victorian seaport of Port Townsend from the water.

Tours will leave on the hour and half-hour from the center’s dock, 431 Water St.

The launch will accommodate six to eight people in each tour — first-come, first-served.

Donations will be accepted.

For information, contact Ace Spragg at 360-385-3628, ext. 103, or

Animal feeding time

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center invites the public to help feed the hungry animals in its exhibits at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Urchins, anemones, sea stars and hermit crabs will be featured at the center, 532 Battery Way.

For information, contact Alison Riley at 360-385-5582 or

Pilothouse simulator

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center will open its pilothouse simulator to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The pilothouse simulator at the center, 431 Water St., allows users to take the wheel of a virtual Coast Guard cutter, navigating through waves, darkness and other boat traffic.

For information, contact Ace Spragg at 360-385-3628, ext. 103, or

Conversation Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will take place at 11:45 a.m. today at Alchemy Restaurant.

The topic for this week’s Conversation Cafe is “Big Pharma” (big pharmaceutical companies) at Alchemy, 842 Washington St.

For information, go to

Shakespeare in park

PORT TOWNSEND — Key City Public Theatre will present performances of William Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” at 6 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday.

Open seating will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the park at Jackson and Blaine streets.

Admission will be by donation.

Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating on the grass and to dress warmly for when the sun goes down. Picnic fare is welcome. Concessions also will be sold.

For those with limited mobility, golf cart transport will be provided from the park entrance at Jackson and Blaine streets down the hill to the performance venue.

For information, call 360-385-KCPT (5278) or go to

Square dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Grange will host a square dance on Union Wharf at 7 tonight.

Rosie Sweetman will call and Dave Thielk and friends will perform at the square dance at the foot of Taylor Street.

For information, call Thielk at 360-301-6005.

Community yard sale

PORT TOWNSEND — Sound Storage will host its fifth annual Community Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The tenants of Sound Storage will help raise money and supplies for a local pet food bank at the facility, 606 E. Park Ave.

The public is also invited to bring canned goods, human and pet food, and make a donation at the gate.

For information, go to

Quilts of valor

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Quilts of Valor will meet at 10 a.m. at Creative Union Fabrics.

The group makes comfort quilts for veterans and service members. Membership is $5 a year, and a $5 donation is asked at meetings. There is no requirement to join the group at 112 Kala Square.

Patterns and quilting instruction are provided and no experience is necessary.

Currently, the group is quilting for presentations to World War II and Korean War veterans on Veterans Day.

For information, call Kathryn Bates at 360-316-9798 or email


Fun day picnic

QUILCENE — The Quilcene Assembly of God will host its third annual Fun Day Picnic from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Free food, prizes, school supplies, kids’ games, volleyball and croquet are planned at the church, located at 160 Washington St.


Orchard concert

CHIMACUM — The Finnriver Orchard invites the public to its Live Music on the Land series featuring the Crow Quill Night Owls at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $5 and kids are admitted free at the orchard, 124 Center Road.

The Crow Quill Night Owls perform jug band music and ragtime.

A new tasting room and cider garden will be open for tastings with cider on tap and Dented Buoy wood-fired pizza.

For information, call 360-732-4337 or email


Music on the patio

BRINNON — Peninsula favorite Lobo Del Mar will be the featured band at Music on the Patio from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort will host the family band at 308913 U.S. Highway 101.

Lobo Del Mar is a family whose members perform as a Celtic band and dance troupe.

Throughout the years, this family has traveled the globe, experiencing dozens of cultures and absorbing their influences along the way.

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