WEEKEND: Candidates, dances and special infant concerts set this weekend

Candidates will be introduced to the public, dances are scheduled, and infants can be serenaded at special concerts this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more information on other local arts and entertainment, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, in today’s PDN.

Other events are in the “Things to Do” calendar, available online at www.peninsuladailynews.com.


Open government talk

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Quality Care Coalition will sponsor a special presentation by the Washington Coalition for Open Government at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The Washington Coalition for Open Government is a statewide nonpartisan, nonprofit group of individuals and organizations dedicated to strengthening and preserving the public’s right to know what its government is doing.

The program will feature Katherine George, a public-interest attorney, and Patience Rogge, a Port Townsend-based organizer for the coalition.

George helps citizens obtain public records from local, state and federal governments through litigation and appeals.

Rogge has organized numerous forums on public records and open public meetings laws in various cities across the state.

The Clallam County Quality Care Coalition is a citizens committee dedicated to ensuring the Olympic Medical Center board fulfills its obligations to its constituents openly and fairly.

For more information about the program, phone Bill Kildall at 360-452-6387 or email drbilly@msn.com.

Candidate debate

PORT ANGELES — A debate among candidates for Clallam County commissioner District No. 2 and PUD District No. 1 commissioner District No. 3 will be hosted by the League of Women Voters of Clallam County on Sunday.

It will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Clallam County commissioners’ meeting room of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

County commissioner candidates invited to attend are independent candidates Mike Chapman and Sandra Long, Democrats Dale Holiday and Patti Morris, and Republican Maggie Roth.

PUD commissioner candidates are Ted Simpson and Cindy Kelly.

For more information, visit www.lwvcla.org.

Interpret dreams event

PORT ANGELES — Youths in grades 6-12 can learn some common dream themes and techniques for interpreting dreams at an event at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 3 p.m. today.

The event is part of “Own the Night,” the North Olympic Library System’s annual summer reading program for teens and tweens, which runs through Aug. 4.

Young people throughout Clallam County are encouraged to read books and submit written reviews at any of the four North Olympic libraries — Port Angeles, Clallam Bay, Forks and Sequim — to become eligible to win a Nook Touch or a skateboard donated by Mervin Manufacturing.

For more information, visit www.nols.org, phone 360-417-8502 or email youth@nols.org.

Immigration talk

PORT ANGELES — The Stop the Checkpoints group will discuss President Barack Obama’s executive order on deferred action for immigrant youths at a meeting Saturday.

The talk will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Museum at the Carnegie, 207 S. Lincoln St.

Olympia-based immigration attorney Lisa Seifert will describe Obama’s executive order involving immigrant youths brought to the U.S. before age 16.

She will explain the expected process and timeline for applying for deferral.

Seifert is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has more than 20 years of experience in immigration law.

Council members meet

PORT ANGELES — Mayor Cherie Kidd and Councilman Patrick Downie will staff a Port Angeles City Council table at the farmers market Saturday.

Visitors can ask questions and make comments from 10 a.m. to noon at the table at The Gateway, corner of Front and Lincoln streets.

The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cort Armstrong is scheduled to perform.

Beekeepers meet

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers Association will meet Sunday in the Lavender Skep Apiary meeting room, 22 Mar Vista Way.

The apprentice beekeeping class will begin at noon, followed by the general meeting at 1 p.m., club hive inspection and discussions on collecting bee pollen.

For more information about the association, phone Cindy Ericksen at 360-457-9478 or visit www.NOPBA.org.


Teen movie times

SEQUIM — Weekly Friday movies for teens will continue at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 5:30 p.m. today.

Today’s movie is “Super 8,” a film about a group of friends in 1979 who witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

The library will present the films as part of the “Own the Night” summer reading program through July 27.

The movies, selected by the library’s Young Adult Advisory Group around a “night” theme, are appropriate for teens ages 13 and older.

Upcoming films include “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” on July 13, “The Phantom of the Opera” on July 20 and “The Chronicles of Riddick” on July 27.

On movie nights only, the meeting room and lobby of the Sequim Library will be open.

Staff will supervise the event, and theater-style refreshments will be provided.

For more information about the Teen Movie Nights and other activities for young adults at the Sequim Library, visit www.nols.org or contact the Sequim Library at 360-683-1161 or Sequim@nols.org.

Habitat meeting

SEQUIM — Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County will give information to families interested in applying for homes at a meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The informational meeting will be at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

The agency is preparing to select families for upcoming housing opportunities in the Maloney Heights subdivision in Port Angeles.

An informational meeting was conducted in Port Angeles on Monday.

The Clallam County Habitat affiliate has built 23 homes in Clallam County since opening its doors in 1993.

Successful applicants must earn 60 percent or less of the Clallam County median income, be capable of making monthly payments on mortgages and be willing to participate in the construction of their homes.

For more information, phone 360-681-6780 or visit www.habitatclallam.org.

Thrift shop open

SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop, Second and Bell streets, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

All white-tagged items will be marked at half-price.

The shop will feature summer apparel for men, women and children; furniture; household and kitchen accessories; and jewelry.

Volunteers always are needed to work in the shop.

For more information, phone 360-683-7044.

Band benefit set

SEQUIM — The Sequim High School Band Boosters will host a car wash benefit Sunday.

The car wash will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tarcisio’s Restaurant parking lot, 609 W. Washington St.

Car washes will be available by donation.

Proceeds will help Sequim Band students attend band events during the 2012-2013 school year.

This includes performances in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Seattle, at the Husky Band Day at a University of Washington football game, at Victoria Days and the Heritage Festival, and at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.

These costs are not covered by the Sequim School District. Each student pays for travel.

Unique herbs

SEQUIM — Rita Dinger will present “Less Common Herbs” at the Master Gardener Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road, at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Dinger will discuss growing and cooking with such herbs as lovage, fennel and savory.

She will provide some creative ways to use these more unusual plants, and a tour of the herb garden to see and taste these varieties will be given.

Lecture handouts will include recipe ideas and ways to use the herbs in the home, as well as growing information.

This is Dinger’s ninth year as a certified Washington State University Master Gardener.

She is the manager of the Sequim Plant Clinic and has taught classes and written newspaper articles on garlic, herbs, crop rotation and sustainable vegetable garden planning over the past several years.

She was recognized as the 2010 Clallam County Master Gardener of the Year and has given more than 2,000 hours of volunteer service at local demonstration gardens, at plant clinics and in public education.

She serves on the board of the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County.

For more information, phone Muriel Nesbitt, WSU Master Gardeners of Clallam County program coordinator, at 360-565-2679.


Infant concerts set

Musician Nancy Stewart will perform two concerts of soft sounds and songs for babies and their families Saturday.

The concerts will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., and at 2 p.m. at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

These concerts are recommended for an audience of birth to 24 months of age.

Stewart has been writing and performing for young children and their families for 20 years.

Featuring original and traditional songs, Nancy’s nine CDs for children can be heard in schools, homes and libraries across the country.

For more information, phone the Sequim Library at 360-683-1161 or the Port Angeles Library at 360-417-8502, or email youth@nols.org.


Riding workshops

PORT TOWNSEND — Because of a previous travel delay, the Jefferson Equestrian Association’s Bitless Bridle/Problem-Solving and Centered Riding Workshops featuring instructor Mitzi Summers have been rescheduled.

The workshops will be at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St., on Saturday and Sunday.

They originally were scheduled for May.

The fee for horse and rider is $50 per day, with $25 each day to audit the workshop.

Riders and horses from all backgrounds and disciplines are welcome.

Summers is the winner of the Certified Horsemanship Association’s International Instructor award for 2011 and is experienced in dressage, huntseat, jumping, Western pleasure, training and ground work.

The basis of the workshop will be positive reinforcement with the horse and forming a true partnership.

To register for the class, email Summer Martell at Summermartell@hotmail.com or phone 360-531-1726.

For more information, visit www.JeffersonEquestrian.org.

Candidate tea

PORT TOWNSEND — A “Meet the Woman in the Race” High Tea for Jefferson County Superior Court judge candidate Peggy Ann Bierbaum will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The free event, hosted by Edel Sokol and Barbara Bradford, will be at Bradford’s home, 181 Florence St. off Discovery Road.

Bradford, saying she has had questions about it, emphasized that men are welcome, adding that Bierbaum’s husband, Brent, will attend.

Bierbaum is one of three candidates running for the position, which is open because of the retirement of Judge Craddock D. Verser.

Bierbaum is opposed in the race by Port Townsend attorneys Keith Harper and Michael Haas.

Since there are three candidates, the top-two vote-getters in the Aug. 7 will advance to the Nov. 6 general election unless a single candidate earns more than 50 percent, at which time that candidate will assume the judgeship, and a general election vote will not occur.

RSVPs to the tea are requested to 360-379-6793 or Barbara@g2interactive.com.

Community dance

PORT TOWNSEND — A community dance featuring set dance traditions from near and far will be held at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

North Carolina dance master Frederick Park will call circles, squares, contras, waltzes and more, accompanied by fiddler Ruthie Dornfeld and a surprise guest musician.

Cost is $10 for individuals, $15 for couples.


Forks garden tour

FORKS — The Bogachiel Garden Club will host its “Flowers Amid the Forest” Garden Tour from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The self-guided tour visits six Forks gardens.

Tickets are $7 and are available at Forks Outfitters, Moody’s Nursery and the Forks Timber Museum.

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