WEEKEND: Other area events on North Olympic Peninsula

A Mustang car show, a senior information fair and backyard birding are among the attractions lined up this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For information about other arts and entertainment events, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, in today’s print edition.

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


Maypole Faire XIX

PORT ANGELES — Maypole Faire XIX will be presented by the Jefferson and Clallam County members of the Society for Creative Anachronism on Saturday.

The public demonstration will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St.

The event is free, but donations will be accepted.

For more information, including cost, visit www.druim-doineann.org/annual.html.

Show ’n’ Shine

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Mustangs car club will host its 29th annual Show ’n’ Shine on Saturday and Sunday.

A cruise will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the new location of Price Ford Lincoln, 3311 U.S. Highway 101.

Registration for the auto show will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at The Gateway transit center, Front and Lincoln streets, with prizes awarded at 3 p.m.

Trophies will be awarded in more than 32 classes.

Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 entrants.

There will be raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

Entry fee is $20 at the gate.

For more information, phone 360-460-1970, email nomc2012@live.com or visit www.northolympicmustangs.com.

Yacht club open house

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Yacht Club, 1309 Marine Drive, will host an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Established in 1937, the Port Angeles Yacht Club is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

For more information, phone Hal Gilmour at 360-477-6059 or email halgil55@olympus.net.

History Tales set

PORT ANGELES — Lorraine McConaghy will offer an illustrated historical travelogue of the history of Washington Territory and the state at a free History Tales lecture Sunday.

The presentation, which will be free and open to the public, will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Port Angeles City Council chambers, 321 E. Fifth St.

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

Senior fair slated

PORT ANGELES — Information & Assistance will hold a free “Staying Independent” Fair at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

For more information, phone 360-452-3221.

Soroptimist dinner

PORT ANGELES — The Soroptimists of Port Angeles-Jet Set will host its annual dinner and fundraiser, “This One’s for the Girls,” at C’est Si Bon, 23 Cedar Drive, at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $50 per person.

For more information and to purchase tickets, phone Jet Set member Helen Fox at 360-452-9622 or 360-457-9481, or email hfox@olypen.com.

Comedy sketch show

PORT ANGELES — “Ahead of the Curve, Behind the 8-ball,” an evening of comedy sketches that harken back to the golden days of radio comedy, will wrap up the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center’s Enter Stage Left today.

The sketches will begin at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Suggested donation is $10.

Live musical accompaniment for some skits will be provided by LeRoy Davidson, a retired organist who worked on many television soap operas.

Grange dance set

PORT ANGELES — Mount Pleasant Grange, 2432 Mount Pleasant Road, will hold a spring dance Saturday.

Dance instructor Sonja Hickey will give a one-hour class in East Coast Swing at 6:30 p.m., with the dance running from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

This is a dance for all ages and abilities.

Cost is $8 per person or $15 per couple at the door.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, phone Chris Boyd at 360 457-2939.


Yacht club parade

SEQUIM — It’s a floating tradition that dates back to the Sequim Bay Yacht Club’s founding in 1975 at John Wayne Marina: the boat parade that celebrates the opening day of boating season.

It takes place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, beginning at John Wayne Marina, 2577 West Sequim Bay Rd.

For more information, phone Van Nimwegen at 360-683-8912.

Backyard birding

SEQUIM — Bob Boekelheide will present “Bird Songs and Calls” at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Boekelheide, former director of the Dungeness River Audubon Center, will focus on recognizing local species by sound.

It is free and open to the public.

The final class, “Birds Out of the Nest,” will be led by Bill Parker and Ken Wiersema and will be held at the center from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 2.

The cost of that class is $5.

Garage sale

SEQUIM — Pass the Hope, a Sequim Relay For Life team, plans a garage sale today and Saturday.

The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 7400 Old Olympic Highway.

The Sequim Relay For Life will be Aug. 10-11 at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Thrift shop open

SEQUIM — The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Spring clothing, sporting gear and accessories are featured.

Tickets will be on sale for the guild’s luncheon, fashion show and silent auction at 7 Cedars Casino on May 23.

For more information, phone 360-683-7044.

Genealogy group

SEQUIM — The Computer Genealogy Users Group will meet at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.

The program will be “The 1940 Census.”

There will be discussion, question-and-answer time and tips.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

AARP driver class

CARLSBORG — An AARP driver safety class will be offered at the Olympic Peninsula Red Cross, 151 Ruths Place, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The course emphasizes defensive-driving techniques.

A $14 fee will cover materials. AARP members receive a $2 discount.

For more information or to enroll, phone the Sequim Senior Center at 360-683-6806.

Paragon Springs

SEQUIM — “Paragon Springs,” a story of small-town politics, will be performed at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., this weekend.

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Performances will be at the same times the next weekend through May 13.

Tickets are $16.50 for adults and $11.50 for children 16 and younger. A $2 discount is given to Olympic Theatre Arts members as well as to active-duty military and spouses with current identification.

For more details, visit www.OlympicTheatreArts.org or phone the OTA office at 360-683-7326.

Home Depot event

SEQUIM — The Sequim Home Depot, 1145 W. Washington St., will host its third annual Customer Appreciation Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The event includes a free Child Identification Program along with free water testing, Kids Workshop, snacks, games and prizes.

Masons members take fingerprints, DNA swabs, dental impressions and videos of children to be put in a kit for the parents.

Parental permission is required.


Barn Dance benefit

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson Equestrian Association will host its second annual Barn Dance on Saturday.

The dance, which is for adults only, will be from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, corner of Water and Monroe streets.

Tickets will be $20 at the door.

Joe Crecca & the Homewreckers will perform.

A silent auction and refreshments are planned.

All monies paid to JEA are tax-deductible since JEA is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

For more information, email kimh@jeffersonequestrian.org or phone 360-379-0507.

Art at the market

PORT TOWNSEND — An “Art Affair at the Market” is planned at the Port Townsend Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, visit www.PTArtscape.com, www.ptmainstreet.org or the Port Townsend Main Street Program’s Facebook page.

Birding cruises

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will host spring bird migration cruises aboard Puget Sound Express’ Glacier Spirit on Saturday.

The three-hour trip will depart from Point Hudson Marina in downtown Port Townsend at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $55 per person, $50 for members of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Burke Museum, Audubon or the Washington Ornithological Society, and $45 for children ages 2-10.

Onboard refreshments will be available.

For reservations, phone the Port Townsend Marine Science Center at 360-385-5582, ext. 104, or 800-566-3932, or email cruises@ptmsc.org for additional information.

Labyrinth tours

PORT TOWNSEND — A volunteer group of labyrinth lovers will present a day filled with labyrinth events and tours in and around Port Townsend on World Labyrinth Day on Saturday.

Two sessions will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1020 Jefferson St. A donation of $10 is suggested for either session.

The morning session runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and the afternoon session begins at 12:30 p.m. in St. Paul’s courtyard labyrinth.

To register, phone Perkins at 360-385-5849.

Gardiner garage sale

GARDINER — A garage sale is planned at the Gardiner Community Center on Saturday.

Vendors will sell goods from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 980 Old Gardiner Road.

The event is free and open to the public.

First Friday story night

PORT TOWNSEND — Musicians Michael Townsend and David Michael are the featured tellers at tonight’s First Friday Story night at Better Living Through Coffee.

The two will be at the coffee shop at 100 Tyler St. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Suggested donation is $5 to $10.

An open mic will be held during the event.

For more information, phone 360-531-2535 or visit www.BrianRohr.com.

Youth education gala

PORT TOWNSEND — The Expedition Gala and auction, which will benefit youth education programs, is tonight.

The gala — which includes silent and live auctions — will begin at 7 p.m. at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St. in Port Townsend.

Tickets are $75 per person, and reservations are limited.

Participants are invited to come dressed ready for their next adventure or as a famous explorer.

Appetizers, wine, beer and music will be provided.

Raffles and games are planned.

A detailed list of auction items can be found at www.jeffersoncommunityschool.com.

Tickets are available at http://tinyurl.com/7wrsncp or by phoning the school at 360-385-0622.

Author at lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend author Brad Matsen will be the speaker at the Jefferson County Historical Society First Friday Lecture this Friday.

The program will be held in the Port Townsend historic City Council chambers, 540 Water St., at 7 p.m.

Admission is by donation, which supports historical society programs.

Matsen will talk about his book Death and Oil: A True Story of the Piper Alpha Disaster on the North Sea.

His book is a full account of the most tragic oil rig disaster in history and the human story behind it.


Forks Family Fair

FORKS — The second annual Forks Family Fair will be held at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The event is sponsored by the Forks Information & Assistance office.

For more information, phone 360-374-9496.

‘Big Bad Musical’

FORKS — The Rainforest Players will present “The Big Bad Musical” at the Rainforest Art Center, 35 N. Forks Ave., today through Sunday and again next Friday and Saturday.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and again next weekend and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.

They are available only at the door.

White Cane Days

FORKS — The Forks Lions Club will hold a White Cane Days live auction at the Mill Creek Bar & Grill, 1222 S. Forks Ave., at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Forks Lions will serve as bartenders and auctioneers.

All proceeds, including bartender tips, go toward raising money for Lions Club vision projects.

Kids Fishing Day

FORKS — Children 12 and younger are invited to fish at the Bogachiel Hatchery Rearing Pond during the West End Sportsmen’s Club’s annual Kids Fishing Day on Sunday.

Free pole and bait will be available for children from 6 a.m. to noon.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

A section will be roped off for children 5 and younger.

There will be a limit of the first five fish caught for each child. No catch-and-release will be allowed,

Free hot cocoa and food for children will be provided at the Forks Elks Club trailer.

Marathon bingo

FORKS — Marathon bingo is planned at the Forks Elks Lodge Sunday.

To play, participants can show up at any time between 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the lodge at 941 Merchant Road.

Bingo sheets will range from 25 cent to $1 each, said Robin Shostak, co-chairwoman of the event with Mandy Cantwell, the team captain of Fireball Walkers, a Relay For Life team that is hosting the day of bingo.

All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

Snacks and other concessions will be available all day, Shostak said.

A silent auction is planned during the day.

The Forks Relay For Life will be Aug. 3-4 at Forks High School, 191 Spartan Ave.

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