WEEKEND: Other area events and local attractions, CORRECTED VERSION

EDITOR’S NOTE — Peninsula College officials have just informed us that the college’s special Greek taverna dinner has been rescheduled from this Saturday to Saturday, Nov 10.

The story below has been re-edited to remove the references to this event happening this weekend.


A PORT TOWNSEND chili cook-off, rummage and garage sales in Forks and Sequim and classes and forums across the North Olympic Peninsula are among the local attractions this weekend.


ORCAA chief at market

PORT ANGELES — Fran McNair, executive director of the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency — or ORCAA — will join City Council members at the Port Angeles Farmers Market on Saturday.

ORCCA gave permits for the biomass energy projects at Nippon Paper Industries USA in Port Angeles and at Port Townsend Paper Corp.

The Port Angeles City Council has representatives at a table at the farmers market in The Gateway transit center from 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month.

This Saturday, Mayor Cherie Kidd and Councilman Dan Di Guilio will be available — along with McNair — to answer questions and hear comments.

Wash. Nippon that was granted by the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency,


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Benefit dinner Saturday

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College will host a complete Greek taverna dinner, followed by a dancing program presented by the Eastern European dance groups Radost Folk Ensemble and the Bokréta Hungarian Dance Ensemble, on Saturday.

The fundraiser will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Pirate Union Building dining area and then continue in the Little Theater, both at the college at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. in Port Angeles.

Two glasses of wine are included with the price of each ticket, which cost $65 per person or $120 per couple.

Proceeds will support the college’s global awareness initiatives.

Dinner will be served “family style” in the tradition of an authentic Greek taverna atmosphere and will start off with such traditional Greek appetizers as grape leaf rolls (dolmadakia), spinach pie (spanakopeta) and Greek meatballs (keftedes).

The main course will include Greek salad with French bread, Greek lamb or a vegetarian moussaka (Greek casserole), Greek rice and roasted potatoes, and traditional Greek desserts, including sweet cake (ravani), tea cookies (koulourakia) and wedding cookies (kourabiedes).

Tickets may be purchased at www.peninsulacollege.camp9.org.

For more information, phone Peninsula College’s International Student and Faculty Services office at 360-417-6491 or email international@pencol.edu.

Checkpoints forum

PORT ANGELES — Stop the Checkpoints will conduct a forum at the Museum at the Carnegie, 207 S. Lincoln St., at 2 p.m. Saturday.

During the forum, “In-secure Communities Under Surveillance,” attendees will discuss the effects of the federal mandate for local law enforcement to forward fingerprints to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — or ICE — and how some communities are refusing to honor “detention holds” in local jails.

Discussions of surveillance cameras on the Port Angeles Harbor and the use of unmanned surveillance drones by the Seattle Police Department also are planned.

The planned protest of the opening of the new Border Patrol station in Port Angeles also will be discussed.

Science Saturday

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., will offer the last Saturday Science at the Library event of the season at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Members of the Port Angeles High School Science Club will present “Stories Under the Stars” with the STARLAB portable projection planetarium.

Attendees will be able to experience the night sky during the daytime with the STARLAB device.

The free program is recommended for children ages 7-12.

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

Senior recital set

PORT ANGELES — Tarah Erickson will perform her high school honors music recital at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Erickson will perform on violin and piano.

Refreshments and dessert will follow the recital.

The event is free and open to the public.

History Tales set

PORT ANGELES — Author Irene Wyman will discuss early schools and educators from throughout Clallam County at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales lecture Sunday.

The free lecture will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Port Angeles City Council chambers, 321 E. Fifth St., at 2:30 p.m.

This also will be the historical society’s annual meeting.

The winners of the Heritage Award will be introduced.

The PowerPoint presentation will draw from Wyman’s two books, ­Clallam County Schools East to West and her latest publication, School Marms and Masters and the Bells They Rang.

Wyman is a retired elementary school teacher.

Blue Mountain School was the inspiration for her to begin research on schools in Clallam County.

That research piqued her curiosity about the women and men who taught in the classrooms.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, phone the Clallam County Historical Society’s office at 360-452-2662 or email artifact@olypen.com.

Derby car wash

PORT ANGELES — The Port Scandalous Roller Derby will hold a car wash benefit Saturday.

The car wash will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cloud 9 Bada Bean! Bada Bloom!, 1105 E. Front St.

Proceeds will fund a new roller derby floor, uniforms, travel expenses and operating costs.

School staff retire

PORT ANGELES — The deadline for contributing to a memory book for retiring Dry Creek Elementary School speech language pathologist Gary Meier and paraeducator Susan Dempsey is today.

A retirement party will be held from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Thursday, June 14, in the Dry Creek Elementary library, 25 Rife Road.

Meier has worked in the Port Angeles School District for 27 years, and Dempsey has spent 32 years in the district.

To contribute to a gift or memory book, email Dry Creek Elementary’s Sara Schaefermeyer at sschaefermeyer@portangelesschools today.


Rummage sale SEQUIM — Trinity United Methodist Church will host a rummage sale today and Saturday.

The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church at 100 S. Blake Ave.

It will offer plants, furniture for home and patio, dolls of all types, collectibles and other treasures, women’s boutique clothing, electronics, tools, luggage, purses, linens and clothing for all ages.

All sales will be cash only; there is an ATM at a nearby supermarket, and the church sale does have a “will call” section.

Sale proceeds go to the church budget, which supports several social service programs.

For more information, phone the church at 360-683-5367 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Benefit breakfast

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, will host a pancake breakfast benefit from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

The menu includes juice, ham, eggs and all the pancakes you can eat.

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

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Welfare for Animals Guild.

For more information, phone 360-681-4189.

Car show

SEQUIM — The Sequim High School Engineering Technology Club will host its third annual classic car show Saturday.

The show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the high school stadium parking lot at 601 N. Sequim Ave.

It will feature antiques, classic cars and hot rods. Trophies will be presented.

Preregistration is $10. The cost for each car is $15 the day of the event.

Proceeds will go to the club. Its present project is a rebuild of a 1934 Ford Coupe kit car.

To register, phone 360-582-3619.

Anniversary event

BLYN — The Tribal Edge Primal Arts Training Center will hold a celebration marking its fourth anniversary starting at noon Sunday.

The public is invited to the family-oriented event showcasing the organization’s programs, which provide training in natural living skills, nature awareness and leadership.

Staff and volunteers will do tours and demonstrations.

Tribal Edge is located at the end of Corriea Road off U.S. Highway 101, about a mile behind 7 Cedars Casino in Blyn.

For more information, phone Tribal Edge Executive Director Ben Sanford at 360-683-7641, email mail@tribaledge.info or visit www.tribaledge.info.

Thrift shop

SEQUIM — The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Thrift Shop on Second Avenue and Bell Street will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The shop will feature summer holiday items; clothing for men, women and children; and all kinds of accessories for the home.

All white-tagged items will be on sale for half-price.

The shop is in need of volunteers.

For information, phone 360-683-7044.

Computer genealogy

SEQUIM — The Computer Genealogy Users Group plans a free program on software and hardware today.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The program will be “Genealogical Computer Users, Software and Hardware Questions and Answers.”

Participants are encouraged to bring their problems and successes to the discussion that will follow the program.

Disaster training set

CARLSBORG — Disaster Overview, a free class for community volunteers interested in assisting with disaster events, will be offered at the Olympic Peninsula Red Cross office, 151 Ruth’s Place, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today.

The class examines disaster preparedness, an overview of American Red Cross response services and how volunteers can become involved on the local, state, and national level.

For further information and to register, phone 360-457-7933.

Healthy Sundays

SEQUIM — Dr. Kip Tulin will present “Doctor, Don’t I Need to Take Antibiotics?” at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 923 N. Sequim Ave., from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The free event is part of the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic’s Healthy Sundays lecture series.

Solar orientation

SEQUIM — A free orientation to Solarize Sequim is planned Saturday.

The orientation will be presented by Power Trip Energy from 10 a.m. to noon at the McComb Gardens Educational Center at 751 McComb Road.

Solarize Sequim is a group-purchasing program for solar photovoltaic installations that is available to customers of the Clallam County Public Utility District who live east of the Port Angeles city limit.

Installations will occur this fall and winter. Enrollees must register before Aug. 30.

For more information, phone 360-643-3080, email info@powertripenergy.com or visit www.solarizesequim.com.


Chili cook-off

PORT TOWNSEND — The 33rd annual Chili Cook-Off is Sunday.

Gates will open at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St., at 12:30 p.m.; a horseshoe competition will start at 1 p.m.; and judging starts at 3 p.m.

Contest categories include mild, hot, family-style (with beans and or veggies) and verde.

All competition chili and cornbread must be registered before the judging begins.

Judges are winners of the 2011 contest: Daryl Gillette (Best Mild, Best Hot and Best Overall), Brad Eustice (Best Verde), Aschlynn Pruitt (Best Family-Style) and Caleb Arthur (Best Cornbread).

The creator of the championship chili will have his or her name engraved on the cook-off trophy, created by Bob McGarrough.

Pete Raab will provide music.

Picnic tables will be provided, and a fire pit with grill will be set up to keep the chili and cornbread warm.

This is a community picnic, so attendees are asked to bring lunches, beverages and table settings. Health regulations prohibit the offering of chili to the general public.

Glass containers and dogs are discouraged.

For more information, phone Ron McElroy at 360-774-1838, Larry Dennison at 360-301-0120 or Pete Raab at 360-774-1219.

Hay-making event

CHIMACUM — An on-farm hay-making workshop is planned at Short’s Family Farm in the Chimacum Valley from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.

The workshop, which will cost $35 per person, is sponsored by Washington State University Extension offices in Jefferson, Clallam and Kitsap counties and by the Short family.

It include a discussion of equipment requirements, soil management, multiple cuttings of hay and keys to making high-quality hay.

Register at www.kitsap.wsu.edu or by mail at WSU Kitsap Extension, 345 Sixth Ave., Suite 550, Bremerton, WA 98337-1874.

For more information, email Diane Fish at dfish@wsu.edu or phone 360-337-7026.

Books, ice cream

PORT TOWNSEND — Two summery pleasures converge this evening in a party at Elevated Ice Cream, 627 Water St.

Children’s author Patrick Jennings, who lives in Port Townsend, will introduce his new novel, Invasion of the Dognappers, plus his first picture book, Bat and Rat, in a book-signing and ice-cream party at 7 p.m.

Admission is free, while books, scoops and cones will be available for purchase.

Jennings will read from his new releases and sign copies for young readers; those who buy a book can also enjoy a free small ice-cream cone.

Invasion of the Dognappers, a paperback novel for readers age 8 and up, is a science fiction story set in a town much like Port Townsend.

Its hero is young Logan, who observes that the neighborhood’s dogs are mysteriously vanishing. Suspecting nothing less than a full-scale alien dognapping invasion, Logan enlists his friends to investigate, and soon they make a shocking discovery.

Bat and Rat, meanwhile, is about two best friends living in the big city. They run around, ride the subway and play music together at the Hotel Midnight, and they, too, make a discovery — a happy one.

For more details about tonight’s event, phone Elevated Ice Cream at 360-385-1156; for more on Jennings’ books, visit www.PatrickJennings.com.

Conservation talk

PORT TOWNSEND — Al Latham, retired manager of the Jefferson County Conservation District, will be the speaker at the Jefferson County Historical Society First Friday Lecture tonight.

The program will begin at 7 p.m. in Port Townsend’s historic City Council chamber, 540 Water St.

Admission is by donation, which supports historical society programs.

Latham will present “A Short History of the Jefferson County Conservation District 1946-2011.”

The district is a special-purpose political subdivision overseen by the Washington State Conservation Commission.

The district initially was formed in October 1946 as the East Jefferson County Soil Conservation District. Some of the first issues encountered were soil fertility, weeds, water supply and drainage.

By 1954, the district owned a grain drill, a lime spreader, a seedbed packer, a trailer and two fertilizer spreaders.

Test nurseries were created on farms in the Chimacum area in the 1950s. In the late 1960s and 1970s, stream restoration and fish and wildlife habitat enhancement became the focus.

The challenge remains to protect the natural resources while giving land users sound practices and techniques to live by.

Latham was raised in central New York and is a graduate of the New York State Ranger School in forest technology.

He has lived in Jefferson County since 1979 and worked for the district from 1990-2011.

He was honored as District Manager of the Year in 2011 by the Washington State Conservation District.

Latham continues to promote conservation as an associate supervisor for the district.

Land trust walk

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson Land Trust docents will lead a free guided walk in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Walkers should meet at Cook and Elmira avenues in Port Townsend.

The route is describe as an “easy walk on uneven terrain.” No restrooms.

For more information, phone 360-379-9501.

Civil disobedience

PORT TOWNSEND — Occupy Port Townsend will hold nonviolent civil disobedience training at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Attendees will learn about the history and effectiveness of nonviolent direct action, practice tactics successfully used in prior protests and get ready for future events.

A potluck is planned, and attendees are asked to bring food to share.

The training is free, but donations will be accepted.

Presenters are Rose E. Betz-Zall and Caroline Wildflower.

CHS alumni events

PORT TOWNSEND — Reservations for the meal at the Chimacum Alumni Association’s 58th annual meeting, dinner and dance are due by Saturday.

The event will be at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 550 Otto St., on Saturday, June 16.

Social time with a no-host bar will be held at 5 p.m.; the dinner and meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The event is $35 per person.

Reservations are required for the dinner, and payment must be received by Saturday.

Mail checks with class information to Chimacum Alumni, P.O. Box 554, Chimacum, WA 98325.

The honor classes are those that graduated in years ending with the No. 2 and the Class of 1987, which celebrates its 25th.

Class members present from the Class of 1962 will receive the Golden C award.

Pictures will be taken of all honored classes after the meeting.

A band will perform for the dance from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Alumni wishing to attend only the dance can pay $15 at the door.


Garage sale FORKS — A garage sale to benefit Skyler Jewett, a young cancer patient who is undergoing treatment at Seattle Children’s Hospital, is planned Saturday and Sunday.

The multifamily garage sale will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall at 110 S. Spartan Ave.

All proceeds will go toward costs of the Jewett family during her multiweek stay at the Seattle hospital.

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