WEEKEND: Deer Run, dog park, more this weekend

The Navy hosts a fun run on Indian Island, the Sequim Dog Park celebrates its fifth anniversary, and a special NatureBridge program is planned in Port Angeles.

These are among the events on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

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.

PORT TOWNSEND/JEFFERSON COUNTY

Navy hosts Deer Run

INDIAN ISLAND — The Navy will host its annual Deer Run at Naval Magazine Indian Island on Saturday.

Jefferson County Sheriff Tony Hernandez will join Navy Cmdr. Gary Martin, commanding officer of Indian Island, in kicking off the run.

Beginning at 10 a.m., participants will run and walk on a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) terrain course through forested area on the southern end of Indian Island.

There is also a 1-mile course on paved roads, which is ideal for young children, participants with special needs or those with strollers or pets.

Members of the general public can register for the run now by visiting http://tinyurl.com/deerrunregister.

Registration will be available the day of the run from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Department of Defense-affiliated personnel who are qualified for a My Fleet and Family Readiness — or MYFFR — online account can register for the run by searching for Activity Number 623400 at https://myffr.navyaims.com.

These personnel include active-duty Navy and Coast Guard, full-time reservists, Department of Defense civilians and military retirees.

Participants will be able to enter the main gate on Indian Island at 9 a.m.

Picture identification is required for entry, and cameras will not be allowed on base.

Anyone registering the day of the run should be at the main gate at around 8:30 a.m. to allow additional time for the registration process.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each men’s and women’s age divisions.

Voice Works concerts

PORT TOWNSEND — Three more public concerts are in the works for Voice Works, a Centrum celebration of singing.

Singers conducted workshops this past week and are finishing off the experience with a set of concerts, all at Fort Worden at 200 Battery Way, that began Thursday.

A free show is planned this afternoon.

Abby Mae & the Homeschool Boys, a Port Angeles folk and gospel group, will perform the Free Fridays at the Fort concert from noon to 1 p.m. at the Nora Porter Commons.

Today, Honky Tonk Dance — with Cajun-country singer and fiddler Granger, plus Caleb Klauder of Portland, Ore.’s Foghorn Stringband and Commander Cody lead guitarist Bill Kirchen — will perform at the USO Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets will be $10 at the door.

The “Country Roots and Bluegrass” finale will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the McCurdy Pavilion.

Irish-American folk songstress Aoife O’Donovan, Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore, Linda and David Lay, and Tim O’Brien will perform.

Tickets are $16 for section C, $20 for section B and $33 for section A; seats for youths 18 and younger are free but must be reserved in advance.

For details, phone 800-746-1982, drop by the Centrum office at 223 Battery Way inside Fort Worden State Park or visit www.centrum.org.

Tickets also are available at the venue box office one hour prior to the performance.

Dance at grange

PORT TOWNSEND — A pre-Fiddle Tunes evening of music and square dancing will be held at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Caller and fiddler Michael Ismerio will be calling squares and related sets with music from Atlas Stringband.

Admission is a suggested donation of between $5 and $10.

All ages and experience levels are welcome, as dances will be taught.

For more information, phone 360-385-3308 or visit www.ptcommunitydance.com.

Fireworks benefit

PORT HADLOCK — The Chimacum High School Class of 2013 will host a fireworks sales booth at Ferino’s Pizzeria, 846 Ness’ Corner Road, through the Fourth of July.

The stand will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through the holiday.

Proceeds will benefit class events for the upcoming senior class.

Customers can visit www.tntfireworks.com for coupons to use at the stand.

Forum theater set

PORT TOWNSEND — The Mandala Center for Change will present “Waging Peace — Designing Justice,” a public forum/theater/performance and community dialogue at 7 p.m. today.

The event will take place at the Masonic Center, 1338 Jefferson St.

Admission is free, with donations benefiting The Boiler Room, Port Townsend’s youth-driven coffee house and community center.

The event is the culmination of a weeklong intensive training in Theater of the Oppressed techniques and is created and performed by the participants, including several members of the Mandala Center’s local Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble.

Under the guidance of facilitator Marc Weinblatt, the audience will choose from several short plays depicting social issues relevant to the community at large.

The selected plays will be performed a second time, at which point the audience will be invited to stop the action and improvise their solutions to the problems at hand.

Themes from past years’ performances have included racism, sexism, homophobia, globalization, the education system, disability and the war in Iraq.

For more information, phone 360-344-3435 or email info@mandalaforchange.com.

SEQUIM

Dog park benefit

SEQUIM — Sequim Dog Park Pals and the Sequim Police K-9 Unit will team up for the fifth anniversary of Sequim’s Off-Leash Dog Park with a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The celebration will be at the Sequim Dog Park at Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

Chase, the Sequim police K-9 dog, will drill with his handler, Sequim Police K-9 Officer Mike Hill, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Booths are planned with pet themes such as grooming, health, training and details on Sequim Dog Park Pals.

A pet-items rummage sale will be conducted, along with raffles of pet and owner-themed prizes.

From noon to 2 p.m., the Sequim Animal Hospital will provide bordetella vaccinations for $15 each and pet microchipping for $30 each.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will be split between the groups.

The Sequim Police K-9 Unit is building a training course on the south side of the Sequim Dog Park.

As funds are raised, officers will continue adding to the course.

The K-9 portion of the park is open to all dog park users at their own risk.

Teen movie times

SEQUIM — Weekly Friday movies for teens will begin at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 5:30 p.m. today and continue through July 27.

“I Am Number Four” will be shown today.

Each week, the library will present a film as part of the “Own the Night” summer reading program.

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

The schedule is “Super 8” on July 6, “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 members will supervise, and theater-style refreshments will be provided.

For more information about 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.

Flag benefit slated

SEQUIM — Sequim Cub Scout Pack 4490 will collect American flags for retirement and offer replacement flags by donation from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The event will be at the Sequim Safeway, 680 W. Washington St.

Full-size flags are a $20 donation, with smaller flags available for donations based on flag size ranging from $1 to $5.

Aviation group meets

SEQUIM — The Experimental Aircraft Association Club No. 430 will meet at the No. 10 Hangar at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane, at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Karen Mitchell will present “Everything You Wanted to Know about ATC (Air-Traffic Control).”

A potluck will follow at noon.

The meeting is open to the public.

Attendees are urged to bring a dish for the potluck.

First Teacher program

SEQUIM — The First Teacher program will host a garage sale in the First Teacher room of Sequim Community School, 220 W. Alder St., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday.

Toys, puzzles, stuffed animals, children’s books and videos, parenting books, play equipment, furniture and decorations for children from birth to 5 years old will be on sale.

Proceeds will benefit the Parenting Matters Foundation and the First Teacher program.

For more information, phone 360-582-3428 or 360-681-2250, or email info@firstteacher.org.

Network open house

SEQUIM — Eyes That Smile’s Olympic Peninsula Equine Network will host an open house from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The open house will be at 554 Roupe Road, off Hooker Road.

Visitors can meet the nonprofit’s rescue horses and see a round-pen training demonstration that uses no force, an equine chiropractic session and other presentations.

Refreshments will be served.

Brian Pettyjohn, president of the board, said architectural drawings of a new facility, which the group is now raising funds to build, will be on display.

Donations will be accepted.

For more information, visit www.eyesthatsmile.org or email dyroyall@yahoo.com.

Autism group

SEQUIM — Olympic Peninsula Autism Support plans a potluck at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The potluck is to launch the support group for parents, family members, teachers and friends of autistic children of any age.

For more information and the location, email pa.opas@yahoo.com or phone 360-509-4850.

The Facebook page for the group is http://tinyurl.com/6p3cwqm.

PORT ANGELES

‘River Story’ programs

PORT ANGELES — Two separate hands-on interactive programs will be presented by NatureBridge at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 10 a.m. this Saturday and Saturday, July 14.

This Saturday’s activities will focus on learning about salmon and their role in the North Olympic ecosystem and the Elwha restoration project.

Participants will “become salmon” to journey though the salmon life cycle and see how well they can survive.

Microscopes will be used to study the food that salmon eat.

On July 14, participants will explore the history of the river and the events that led to the historic Elwha restoration project, play with a river model to experience how the river sediment is expected to be affected by the removal of the dams and get a chance to participate in balloon mapping and learn about other research being conducted along the Elwha River.

NatureBridge is a nonprofit organization working in partnership with government agencies and other community organizations to connect young people to nature, strengthen environmental literacy and support experiential environmental science outside the “traditional” classroom.

The River Fun programs are offered in conjunction with “River Story,” a multifaceted visual exhibit accompanied by a schedule of programs and events presented through Sept. 8 at the Port Angeles Library.

For more information, visit www.nols.org and click on the “River Story” link in the center of the page.

Open house slated

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society is hosting an open house at the Genealogical Research Library behind Old Lincoln School, 931 W. Ninth St., from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Volunteers will be available to assist, and there is diverse selection of data bases, books and journals.

For more information, phone 360-417-5000 or email ccgs@olypen.com.

Mini-cheer camp

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School Cheerleaders will hold an “Aloha Mini-Cheer Camp” for youths in grades kindergarten through eighth grade from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Registration will begin at noon for the camp conducted in the high school gym, 304 E. Park Ave.

The cost is $25 and includes instruction from Port Angeles High cheerleaders, a Hawaiian lei, a camp picture, pompoms, a personal water bottle and a performance for family and friends.

The performance will be presented at 3:30 p.m.

Campers should wear loose-fitting T-shirts, shorts or sweatpants, tennis shoes and socks.

Hair should be pulled back and away from the face.

Campers will learn basic moves, several cheers, a dance and some simple stunting.

The camp is a benefit for the Port Angeles High cheerleading program.

For more information, phone Dana Snell at 360-775-0866.

‘All That Jazz’ reception

PORT ANGELES — A reception for The Landing Art Gallery’s “All That Jazz” juried art show is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Sarah Shea will provide music. Smugglers Landing restaurant will provide a no-host bar with appetizers.

The Landing Art Gallery is located in The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave.

Port Townsend artist Max Grover is the juror for the show, which will run through July.

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