WEEKEND: Fill long days with music, hikes, classes

Swap meets, music, candidate forums and hikes in the outdoors are all available 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.


Swap meet slated

SEQUIM — The second of five community swap meets presented by the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley will be held Saturday.

The swap meet will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MAC’s DeWitt Administration Center field, 544 N. Sequim Ave., directly across from the old Sequim High School brick building.

Other swap meet dates are July 28, Aug. 25 and Sept. 22.

Vendors are invited to sign up for the meet.

The cost for renting a 10-foot-by-10-foot selling space is $20 per meet.

Sellers are expected to pay on the day, as there is no advance sign-up. They also are responsible for providing their own display equipment.

For more information, phone Priscilla Hudson at 360-681-2257 or email priscilla@macsequim.org.

Homebuyer course

SEQUIM — A free homebuyer education class will be held at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The free class is sponsored by Homeward Bound in partnership with Eagle Home Mortgage and the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.

The class will include the current ins and outs of the process from a lender, a real estate professional and a home inspector.

Information will include not only the home purchase process but also what is available for lower-income buyers in the way of down-payment assistance, sweat equity and/or the community land trust model.

Classes fulfill Housing and Urban Development requirements, with certificates issued by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.

The certificate is required for many new homebuyer programs, including but not limited to Washington State House Key Bond loans, USDA, Habitat for Humanity and USDA Rural Development loans.

Homeward Bound is a nonprofit agency.

To register, phone Homeward Bound at 360-460-5533 or 360-565-2068, or email info@homewardboundclt.org.

Open mic slated

SEQUIM — The monthly Open Mic Fourth Friday Readings event will be held at Rainshadow Coffee Bar, 157 W. Cedar St., at 6 p.m. today.

Busker David Michael will read from his new memoir and share a taste of his Celtic harp, followed by five-minute open mic readings of Peninsula writers.

Admission is free.

Guidelines for the open mic are available by emailing Rmarcus@olypen.com or phoning 360-681-2205.

Band benefit set

SEQUIM — The Sequim High School Band Boosters will hold a car wash benefit Saturday.

The car wash will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Discount Tires parking lot, 981 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.

Genealogy class

SEQUIM — The ­Clallam County Genealogical Society is offering an all-day class, “New Beginnings in Genealogy,” at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., on Saturday.

Laura Sparr will serve as instructor.

The morning session from 9:30 a.m. to noon will concentrate on where beginning genealogists can start and how to organize discoveries and evaluate sources.

The afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. will feature “Brickwalls,” and attendees are encouraged to bring in their genealogical questions.

Sparr is past president of both the Skagit County Genealogical Society and the Washington State Genealogical Society.

She has more than 20 years of genealogy experience and has taught classes on many topics.

Cost is $25 and includes materials.

On-site registration will begin at 9 a.m., and coffee and muffins will be served.

Patrons are responsible for their own lunch.

To register or for more information, phone 360-417-5000.

Ice-cream social

SEQUIM — Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, will host an ice-cream social from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Banana splits and sundaes will be available for a $5 donation to benefit the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic in Sequim.

For more information, phone 360-681-3381.

Walk the Sequim Spit

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers will hold a Dungeness Spit club walk Saturday.

Participants will meet in the QFC parking lot, 990-B E. Washington St., from 9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. before departing for the Dungeness Spit.

A club meeting will follow the walk at noon at Islander Pizza & Pasta Shack, 380 E. Washington St.

For more information, phone Mary Allen Clark 360-452-0593.

Candidate debate

SEQUIM — A debate among candidates for U.S. Congressional District 6 and those for Clallam County Superior Court judge No. 1 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. at Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

Congressional candidates invited to attend are Republican hopefuls Ike Eichner, Doug Cloud, Bill Driscoll, Stephen Brodhead and Jesse Young; Democrat Derek Kilmer; and independent Eric Arentz.

Clallam County Superior Court judge No. 1 candidates Christopher Melly, Erik Rohrer, Curtis Johnson and William Payne have confirmed their attendance.

A second candidate debate featuring candidates for Clallam County commissioner District 2 and Clallam Public Utility District No. 1 commissioner District No. 3 will be held July 8 in Port Angeles.

For more information, visit www.lwvcla.org.

Benefit sales, rides

SEQUIM — The Native Horsemanship Riding Center and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary will hold a benefit fundraiser for therapeutic riding scholarships from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The riding center is at 396 Taylor Cutoff Road.

A “No-Price” yard sale will be held, where customers can name the price they are willing to pay for items; there will be a freebie table, a free petting zoo and a bake sale.

Free horse rides and a free hot dog lunch will be available for disabled individuals.

Horse rides will be $5 and lunch $2 for the general public.

Driftwood show

SEQUIM — Peninsula Driftwood Artists will present its 43rd annual show today and Saturday.

The show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

More than 50 pieces will be on display at the show, “The Beauty of Driftwood Revealed.”

Demonstrations and raffles are planned, along with sales of artists’ work.

For more information about the club, visit www.peninsuladriftwoodartists.org.


Boat safety course

PORT ANGELES — An “About Boating Safely” course will be held at the Port Angeles Fire Hall, 102 E. Fifth St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

State law now requires that everyone who operates a vessel driven by a 15-or-more-horsepower engine must have an eight-hour safety class if he or she is 40 or younger in 2012.

This class meets that requirement.

The cost is $15 a person.

The class is presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

To register or for more information, phone Sylvia Oster at 360-223-8762 or email uscgamail@yahoo.com.

Rock, paper, scissors

PORT ANGELES — The second round of the first Summer Classic Paper, Rock, Scissors Tournament will be held at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Proceeds from the event support the Olympic Peninsula Mountaineers’ youth lacrosse program.

The entry fee is $100 for a four-person team.

The event is open to ages 12 and older.

Items also will be accepted for a raffle held during the tournament.

For more information, phone 360-232-4506.


Library kickoff set

PORT TOWNSEND — Magician Willmore the Wizard will headline a free kickoff event for the Port Townsend Library’s “Moovin’ & Groovin at Your Library” Summer Reading Program at 2 p.m. today.

Due to renovation work, the library is temporarily located at the Mountain View Commons, 1925 Blaine St.

“Moovin’ & Groovin’ at Your Library” is intended to encourage kids to experience eight books throughout the summer.

Besides reading these books, participants can have books read to them or listen to audio books to count for the program.

Children who complete eight books are then awarded a free book and are eligible to enter a drawing for a new bicycle.

Three bikes will be given away at the Summer Reading Field Day Party on Friday, Aug. 10.

During the summer, reading participants keep track of the books they read in a special reading log.

Physical fitness is the emphasis of this year’s Summer Reading Program

Several events and programs designed to keep kids and adults reading and staying fit are presented throughout the summer in various locations.

For more information, visit www.ptpubliclibrary.org or phone 360-385-3181.

Free justice training

PORT TOWNSEND — A free training on facilitating restorative justice will be held at the RoseWind Common House, 3121 Haines St., from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Restorative justice is a methodology of healing, rather than punishing, those involved in harmful activities.

The training is free. Bring a lunch.

RoseWind is a fragrance-free, no-shoes facility.

Find more information or to register for the training, visit www.jcrj.org or phone 360-301-9014.

Campaign kickoff

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Superior Court candidate Keith Harper will hold a campaign kickoff event at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Special guest speakers for Harper’s kickoff party will be retiring Jefferson County Superior Court Judge Craddock Verser, retired state Supreme Court Justice Gerry Alexander and Harper’s son, state Sen. Nick Harper, D-Everett.

Entertainment for the event will be provided by the Copy Cats, featuring Dick Atkins, Fred Johnson and Al Thompson.

Light refreshments will be served.

Harper’s opponents are Peggy Ann Bierbaum and Michael Haas.

Car show Saturday

PORT TOWNSEND — The ninth annual Rakers Cruz-In car show will be held Saturday at Memorial Field in downtown Port Townsend.

Cars can enter at 8 a.m., and there is a $20 entry fee to show off vehicles.

Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for spectators.

Cost is $5 for adults, $1.50 for ages 13-17 and free for 12 and younger.

Active military members with ID cards and their families also enter free.

Vehicle entrants receive a raffle ticket in a drawing for a $500 gift card from Les Schwab Tire Center.

Judging is to be done by 2 p.m., with awards at 3 p.m.


Market swap meet

FORKS — The Forks Open Aire Market will hold its first swap meet of the summer during the regular market hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

In addition to regular market vendors, there will be a sale of garage-sale-style items.

Spaces for vendors may still be available as of Saturday at the market on Forks Avenue south of the Timber Museum.

Spaces are approximately 10 square feet and cost $5. Setup begins at 9 am.

Other swap meet dates are July 28 and Aug. 25.

For more information, email forksopenairemarket@live.com.

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