While Dungeness crab may be king this weekend, there are plenty of other entertaining events across the North Olympic Peninsula.
Arts and entertainment events appear in Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, appearing in this edition.
Other weekend events are in the “Things to Do” calendar, available online at www.peninsuladailynews.com.
Here are some of this weekend’s other highlights:
Find Mr. Claws and win
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Downtown Association is giving the public a chance to go “crabbing” throughout downtown during the Great Downtown Crab Hunt on Saturday and Sunday.
Twenty-seven businesses will have a crab, “Mr. Claws,” hidden somewhere in the business for customers to find.
Once participants find Mr. Claws, they can get their Catch Record card punched at the business and be eligible for prizes.
The event coincides with the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival.
Punch cards, contest rules and prize lists will be available at participating businesses and at the Port Angeles Downtown Association booth at the crab fest on City Pier on Saturday.
Participating businesses are Anime Kat, 110 W. First St.; Bay Variety, 135 W. First St.; Captain T’s, 124 W. Railroad Ave.; Cottage Queen, 119 W. First St.; Fiddleheads, 126 W. First St.; Golden Crafts, 112 S. Lincoln St.; Heidi’s Hair Studio, 211 W. First St.; Blowhard Glass, 110 E. Railroad Ave.; Landings Art Gallery, 115 E. Railroad Ave.; Mark’d Body Art, 118 W. First St.; Maurice’s, 104 W. First St.; Northwest Fudge & Confections, 108 W. First St.; Odyssey Bookshop, 114 W. Front St.; Olympic Stationers, 122 E. Front St.; Pacific Rim Hobby, 138 W. Railroad Ave.; Port Book & News, 104 E. First St.; Rick’s Place, 104 W. Front St.; Rissa’s Consignment 316 W. First St.
Also participating are Sound Bikes & Kayaks, 120 E. Front St.; Smugglers Landing, 115 E. Railroad Ave.; Sterling Impressions Photographic, 103 W. First St.; Teenie Queenie, 117 W. First St.; Tiger Lily Clothing, 123 E. First St.; Trading Post Antiques, 114 W. First St.; Twisted Mischief, 108 E. First St.; Unique Treasures Mall, 105 W. First St.; and Wine on the Waterfront, 115 E. Railroad Ave.
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will present “Researching Your Ancestor Vets From the American Revolution Through World War II” with Rod Fleck.
The event will be held at the Port Angeles Library, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Fleck is Forks city attorney/planner, but his hobby has been family history for nearly two decades.
His current focus is researching one’s military ancestors.
Fleck has personally completed three lineage proofs for the National Society of Children of the American Revolution and is a member of the board of advisers for the Pilgrim Hopkins Heritage Society.
He is also the webmaster for the 74th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, a German regiment that served in the Union Army, and webmaster for the 12th Massachusetts, a regiment of men from what is now Maine that served in the American Revolution.
For more information on the Clallam County Genealogical Society, phone 360-417-5000 or visit www.olypen.com/ccgs.
Rock & Gem Show
SEQUIM — The Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association will hold a rock and gem show at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., today through Sunday.
The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The event is free and open to the public.
It will include gem dealers, demonstrations, a silent auction, raffle prizes, gifts, jewelry-making supplies, beads, tools, gemstones, fossils, rocks, minerals and games, and the Garden Bistro will provide food and beverages Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, visit www.sequimrocks.com or phone Terry Stockman at 360-457-4764 or Foster Thompson at 360-681-7981.
Sunday brunch set
SEQUIM — A Sunday Brunch fundraiser for International Footprint Association Olympic Peninsula Chapter 74 will be held Sunday.
The brunch will be held at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The menu includes all-you-can-eat scrambled eggs, O’Brien potatoes, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, mixed fruit, orange juice, champagne, coffee and made-to-order waffles.
Cost is $9.
Proceeds will go toward the chapter’s student scholarship fund.
Harvest fest sale
SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Garden Club will hold its annual Fall Harvest Festival Sale in the Pioneer Park clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The sale features produce from member’s gardens, plants and bulbs for fall, house plants, gift items, garden books and cookbooks.
Members will also provide baked goods, and tickets will be sold for numerous raffle items.
Proceeds of the sale will benefit the ongoing maintenance and improvement for the park and clubhouse, which is available year-round to rent for special events.
For more information, phone 360-477-0636.
CARLSBORG — The Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer a free class Friday to train volunteers interested in helping others during a disaster.
The class will be held at the Red Cross office, 151 Ruth’s Place, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Overview of Disaster Response” will describe the policies and values of the Red Cross and outline its strategies to provide relief to disaster victims.
To register, phone 360-457-7933.
SEQUIM — Kirk Thomas of Northwest Performance Software Inc. will discuss NetScanTools and other networking toolkits at a meeting of the Sequim PC Users Group on Saturday.
The meeting will be held in the Sequim High School computer lab, Room E-3, 601 N. Sequim Ave., at 10 a.m.
Thomas will discuss how he unintentionally started a small business during his review of the history and evolution of the NetScanTools networking toolkits.
He will talk about how the tools are used to solve networking problems.
A suggested donation of $5 is requested from visitors.
For more information, visit www.spcug.net or email email@example.com.
SEQUIM — An all-year class reunion tailgate party will be held at Helen Haller Elementary School playground next door to the Sequim High School football stadium before today’s homecoming game against Kingston.
The party will begin at 5 p.m. with the game kicking off at 7 p.m.
Organizers plan to grill hamburgers and hot dogs; attendees should bring side dishes or salads.
To help set up, arrive at 4 p.m. Donations will be collected for the up-front costs; any surplus will go to Sequim High School clubs.
Classes present will be recognized during halftime, and party attendees will be offered discount student prices to the game.
Ticket deadline today
SEQUIM — The ticket deadline is today for Saturday’s “The Big Broadcast,” a dinner and dance fundraiser for KSQM, Sequim’s community radio station at 91.5 FM.
The event, which will include entertainment, silent and live auctions, and cars from the 1940s, will be at SunLand Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Road in Sequim.
Reservations are available for $90 per person.
Organizers said half of the purchase price is tax-deductible.
To purchase tickets, phone KSQM at 360-681-0000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or visit www.KSQMFM.com.
The radio station will use proceeds from the event to construct a new radio tower to improve the station’s signal and broadcast over a larger area.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Saturday for appetizers from Mystery Bay Seafood, a silent auction, a raffle and a no-host bar.
Dinner will begin at 5:15 p.m. with wine served and Jeremiah’s BBQ providing prime rib, salmon or a vegetarian entree, with rolls provided by The Garden Bistro and Bakery.
Dessert from Lippert’s will round out the meal.
The silent auction closes and “The Big Broadcast Show” starts at 6:15 p.m., followed by presentations, a live auction and dancing.
PORT TOWNSEND/JEFFERSON COUNTY
Author tells ghost story
PORT TOWNSEND — Novelist Rachel Ballard will be featured at the Jefferson County Historical Society’s First Friday Lecture this week.
The talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the historic Port Townsend City Council chambers, 250 Madison St.
Admission is by donation, which supports historical society programs.
Ballard is the author of A Long Forgotten Truth, the story of 18-year-old Gail Cavanaugh, who unearths a long-held family secret.
She describes her novel as “a coming-of-age ghost story.”
Donate life jackets
PORT TOWNSEND — 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.
They 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.
Sculptor will speak
PORT HADLOCK — Chimacum sculpture artist Tom Jay will discuss the making of “Witness,” the lost wax bronze sculpture located outside the Jefferson County Library.
The talk will be held at the library, 620 Cedar Ave., at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Photos by renowned Northwest photographer Mary Randlett documenting the making of “Witness” will be on display.
Jay wrote about the legend of “Witness” when it was unveiled at the library dedication in 1997.
Jay’s talk is being held in conjunction with the Greater Tri-Area Scavenger Hunt, held at multiple locations in the Port Hadlock, Chimacum and Irondale area.
He will be at the library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, phone the library at 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.
Heart benefit Saturday
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend branch of Union Bank, 2200 W. Sims Way, will hold a benefit garage sale at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association.
PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., will host its first Boffer Tournament from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.
Boffer is a swordplay game where players use foam-wrapped PVC piping covered in duct tape.
Fencer Len Carighan will put on a fencing demonstration, and there will be a costume contest, juggling, musical entertainment and snacks.
Fall Flea Market
JOYCE — Crescent Grange will hold its annual Fall Flea Market at the Grange Hall, 50870 state Highway 112, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday.
Donations of baked goods are being accepted, especially of pies.
Vendor tables are available by phoning Ray Di Vackey at 360-928-2056 or Harold Baar at 360-928-3484.
Lunch will be served from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For more information, phone John Singhose at 360-457-5944.
JOYCE — The Crescent Bay Lions Club, 118 Holly Hill Road, will resume its weekly breakfast program Sunday with a meal from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Meals will be held Sundays except holidays into late spring.
The menu includes eggs made to order, hashbrown potatoes, sausage patties, ham, pancakes, french toast and biscuits and gravy.
Orange juice and coffee will also be served.
Cost is $6 for adults, $3.50 for children younger than 12.For more information, phone 360-928-2056.