WEEKEND — From skateboarding to concerts, weekend will be busy on Olympic Peninsula

A skateboarding contest, the first concert in Peninsula College’s new venue and the Friends of the Poor Walk join music concerts, hikes and other attractions this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For information on the Port Townsend Film Festival and for other news for arts and entertainment on the Peninsula, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, in today’s PDN.

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

Here are some of the weekend’s highlights:

Skateboard event

The annual Duh Bowl Trouble skateboarding contest is set in Port Angeles and Forks this weekend.

The first leg of the contest will be Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. at the Port Angeles Skate Park, Fourth and Race streets.

On Sunday, competition will begin at 11 a.m. at the Forks Skate Park, Tillicum Park, 301 N. Forks Ave.

The competition was rescheduled from Sept. 10-11.

Cash prizes will be awarded for each day’s contest winners.

PORT ANGELES

Maier Hall open house

PORT ANGELES — Two special events today — an open house and a concert — will mark the completion of the new $36 million Maier Hall at Peninsula College.

The day’s festivities will begin at 2 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting and a program that will include speeches by Peninsula College President Tom Keegan, state Reps. Kevin Van De Wege and Steve Tharinger — who represent the 24th District, which covers Clall­am and Jefferson counties and part of Grays Harbor County — and Schuyler Hoss, Gov. Chris Gregoire’s Southwest Washington regional representative.

After the speeches, visitors can take self-guided tours of the new facility that will house art, math, liberal arts and music programs, as well as a 131-seat performance hall.

The performance hall on the ground floor of Maier Hall will host its inaugural concert at 7 p.m.

Performers will include the Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble and classical chamber musicians from the North Olympic Peninsula, including Fred Thompson on cello, Kristin Brye on piano and David Jones on clarinet and piano, as well as vocalist Robbin Eaves.

The 62,950-square-foot Maier Hall will begin housing fall classes when the quarter begins Monday.

It has a number of sustainable features that include geothermal energy, daylight harvesting, natural ventilation, wetland restoration and a moss roof.

For more information about the grand opening, visit the college’s website at www.pencol.edu.

‘My Father’s Face’

PORT ANGELES — Former Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers Director Michael Rivers will perform a CD-release concert for his solo 10-song album, “My Father’s Face,” tonight.

The concert at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave., will be at 7 p.m.

Admission will be a suggested $10.

“My Father’s Face” will be available for $15 there and at Port Book and News, 104 E. First St.

Rivers won’t be alone onstage. He will reunite with the musicians on his album: singers Larry Murante, Jennifer Lind Ivester and Dan Cobb; fretless bass player Dan Mohler; drummer Mark Ivester; and Scott Burnett, who plays both electric and baritone guitar.

Murante, a Seattle singer-songwriter who has a following in Port Angeles thanks to his performances at the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, will also play a set of his music.

Pet adoption fees

PORT ANGELES — Senior dogs and cats will be adopted for reduced fees at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society through Sunday.

The Humane Society, which is at 2105 W. U.S. Highway 101, joined www.Petfinder.com to celebrate Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week through Sunday.

The week was designed to urge people to adopt those pets who suffer from discrimination and do not find homes easily.

Adoption fees will be as low as $10 for some adult cats.

Today and Saturday, the Humane Society will waive the adoption fee (although donations will be happily accepted) for all black cats and kittens.

All animals adopted from the Humane Society receive a rabies vaccine, microchips, complimentary vet checks and are spayed or neutered.

For more information, phone the Humane Society at 360-457-8206 during business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Breastfeeding training

PORT ANGELES — The “Benefits of Breastfeeding” will be presented by Prevention Works! and Olympic Medical Center today.

The training will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Linkletter Hall at Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St.

Registration is $35 and will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Trainers include Olympic Medical Center certified lactation consultants and nurses Pamela Arnott, Wendy Schroeder, Stephanie Steinman and Kelly Watkins.

They will discuss new research on short- and long-term health benefits of breastfeeding, the challenges of breastfeeding, the costs and community benefits and involvement.

The event is targeted toward anyone who works with pregnant and parenting families, those interested in the health of children and families and nurturing relationships between mothers and children.

Participants will be eligible for four continuing education credits.

For more information, phone 360-417-2384 or 360-417-7652.

SEQUIM

Help fund walkers

SEQUIM — The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Queen of Angels Conference will hold its fourth annual Friends of the Poor Walk at the Sequim High School track, 601 N. Sequim Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The group is seeking to raise $2,750 to replace the Emergency Shelter Grant they have previously received.

In 2010, the group provided emergency housing to 43 households housing 110 individuals, a total of $8,143.

To raise funds, individuals can sponsor a walker, make a monetary donation to the event or walk themselves and seek sponsorships.

For more information, email [email protected] or phone St. Vincent De Paul at 360-457-5804, Barbara Townsend at 360-461-0642 or Dorthy Amiot at 360-457-5996.

Free plant clinic

SEQUIM — A free plant clinic is planned at Woodcock Gardens on Saturday.

The clinic will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2711 Woodcock Road.

People can bring samples of plants for identification and questions to the Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardeners.

Pancake breakfast

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange Pancake Breakfast will be Sunday.

The breakfast will be from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 290 Macleay Road.

All-you-can-eat pancakes, ham and eggs, orange juice, coffee and tea will be served.

The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger.

For more information, phone 360-683-5456.

Native-plant events

SEQUIM — The Clallam County Conservation District is offering two free field workshops this month on landscaping with native plants.

A three-hour workshop will be held at the Dungeness Recreation Area from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and repeated Tuesday.

A one-hour workshop will be held in conjunction with the Dungeness River Festival at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, at 2:30 p.m. today and Saturday and at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Pre-registration is required.

To register, phone the Clallam Conservation District at 360-452-1912, ext. 5.

The Dungeness Recreation Area workshop will focus on the identification of more than 25 native trees and shrubs during a two-mile walk on Dungeness Recreation Area trails.

In addition to plant identification, the cultural requirements, aesthetic attributes and environmental and wildlife habitat benefits of each species will be discussed.

Tips on how to incorporate native plants into your landscape also will be presented.

Outdoor concert

SEQUIM — Howly Slim and the Raindance Kid will perform a country concert with folk and island influences as part of the North Olympic Library System’s Art Blast! series today.

The free concert will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

It will take place behind the library using bleachers and an outdoor stage funded by the Friends of Sequim Library.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair for additional seating.

Howly Slim has performed locally over the past few years at the Port Townsend Brewing Co., the Port Townsend Street Fair, the Concert on the Pier in Port Angeles and the Concert in the Park in Sequim.

He plays occasionally with Port Townsend jazz notables Chuck Easton, George Radebaugh and Tom Svornich.

For more information about this and other library programs coming up this summer, visit www.nols.org and click on “Events,” email [email protected] or phone 360-683-1161.

Fall family fest

SEQUIM — A Family Fun Fall Fest will be held at the Pumpkin Patch, corner of U.S. Highway 101 and Kitchen-Dick Road, on Sunday.

The event will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Suggested donation is $2 per child or $5 per family and will benefit the Sequim Pre-3 program.

Planned are a kid-sized obstacle course, a pumpkin tower stair climb, a bean bag toss, a three-legged race for the entire family, headbands and participation badges for all children.

Snacks will be available for purchase.

Zumba for kids will be offered by the Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center and Fun in the Sun sess­ions with personal trainer, Nikki Julmist will run every hour.

Local vendors also will be on hand.

For more information visit www.pre3.org.

PORT TOWNSEND/JEFFERSON COUNTY

Donate for heart

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend branch of Union Bank will hold a fundraising garage sale Saturday.

The sale will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the bank at 2200 W. Sims Way.

Proceeds will go to the American Heart Association.

For more information, phone 360-379-4624.

Donate life jackets

PORT TOWNSEND — The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 47 will collect new or gently used life jackets at the Point Wilson Lighthouse at Fort Worden State Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday through October.

The collection is part of the auxiliary’s “Lend a Life Jacket” program.

Members collect the life jackets and distribute them for public use at the Port Townsend Boat Haven.

Auxiliary members will give tours of the lighthouse in exchange for the life jackets at the collection events.

Open garden event

PORT LUDLOW — Chimacum Woods, a rhododendron nursery, will host a free fall open garden event Saturday and Sunday.

The open house will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the nursery at 2722 Thorndyke Road.

Guided woodland garden tours will be led throughout both days.

More than 60 species of rhododendron are represented. All have been grown on the Olympic Peninsula at the Chimacum Woods Nursery.

For more information, visit www.chimacumwoods.com.

Waterfront walk

PORT TOWNSEND — Olympic Peninsula Explorers will hold a club walk along the Port Townsend waterfront Saturday.

Walkers will meet at Subway, 1300 Water St., at 9 a.m.

Walks of slightly more than 6.2 miles and 3.1 miles will be held.

A carpool will leave the Sequim QFC at 8 a.m.

Fiddlers play

CHIMACUM — Washington Old Time Fiddlers will host an all-players jam and performance at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road in Chimacum, on Saturday.

The jam will be from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The performance will follow from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The event is free. Donations will be accepted to support fiddler scholarships.

Dance music

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Grange will host zydeco and Cajun music Saturday.

Whozyamama will perform at the grange hall at 1210 Corona St. from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in an all-ages dance.

The cost is $12 and covers dance instruction from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Lots of bikes

ANACORTES — The 30th annual Oyster Run in Anacortes on Fidalgo Island on Sunday is expected to draw hundreds of motorcycles through East Jefferson County this weekend.

Motorcyclists traveling to the free rally, billed as the “largest motorcycle run in the Pacific Northwest,” often take the ferry between Port Townsend and Coupeville.

WEST END

Potluck

FORKS — Feeding the 5,000 will host a potluck Sunday.

The meal will be at 12:30 p.m. at the Forks Community Center, 91 Maple Ave.

School reunion

FORKS — A multiclass Forks High School reunion is planned Saturday.

The reunion for the classes of 1933 through 1949 and the Class of 1956 will be at the Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

For more information, phone Edna Leppell at 360-374-6284 or 360-640-1025, or Adria Fuhrman at 360-374-6608.

Fix it fast

FORKS — A “Fix It Fast” vegan cooking class will be presented Sunday.

Reservations were due by Thursday by phoning 360-374-5151.

The class will be from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Forks Seventh-day Adventist Church at 1141 E. Division St.

Heather Reseck, author of the Fix-It-Fast Vegetarian Cookbook, will present the class, which will cost $10.

Plant sale, flea market

FORKS — The Bogachiel Garden Club plans a fall plant sale and flea market Saturday.

The sale will be at 9 a.m. at the Quillayute Vall­ey School District’s Auto Tech Center on South Forks Avenue.

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