WEEKEND — Other area events on North Olympic Peninsula

Everything from drag races to long walks, from a roller derby camp to huge garage sales will be offered this sunny weekend.

For information about the Wooden Boat Festival this weekend in Port Townsend — 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 highlights for this weekend:


Great Strait Sale

A 61-mile yard sale on scenic state Highway 112 is planned Saturday.

The Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway Association is sponsoring the fourth annual Great Strait Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Joyce General Store’s 100th anniversary celebration — with music, food and giveaways — also will take place Saturday in the parking lot.

People can participate in the Great Strait Sale by having private or neighborhood yard sales or by bringing sale items to community sale sites at the Joyce Depot Museum parking lot, the Clallam Bay bus barn or the Village Market near Washburn’s General Merchandise in Neah Bay, said Sande Balch, event chairwoman.

Maps and advertised sales are available at Wagner’s Store at Lairds Corner and visitor information locations along state Highway 112.

Maps will be available at each community sale site the day of the event.

In addition to the advertised sales, individual sales will be announced with signs on Highway 112.

For more information, email Balch at sandrabalch@olypen.com.

Society picnic

FORKS — The West End Historical Society will hold its annual summer potluck picnic Saturday.

The picnic will be at noon at the Forks VFW Hall on Spartan Avenue.

Classical concert

FORKS — Soroptimist International of the Olympic Rain Forest and the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle will host a classical music concert Sunday.

The concert will be at 2 p.m. at Forks Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave.

Violinist Melody Lee and tuba player Curtis Peacock will perform.


Garage sale

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Historical Society will hold the second half of its 2011 garage sale this week at the former Lincoln School, West Eighth and South C streets.

Remaining items from last week will be for sale on “Half-Price Day” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and “Buck a Bag Day” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, phone the historical society at 360-452-2662.

Junior roller derby

PORT ANGELES — Port Scandalous Roller Derby will host “Port Scandalous Roller Punks,” a junior league boot camp for girls ages 12-17.

An orientation session will be held at Olympic Skate Center, 707 S. Chase St., at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The boot camp will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

Participants must have a helmet, knee and elbow pads, wrist guards and a mouth guard.

For more information, email portscandalousrollerpunks@gmail.com.

Art Blast at library

PORT ANGELES — “Art is Good for the Heart” is the theme for the free Art Blast at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., today.

The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the opening reception for the artists who contributed to the autumn Art in the Library visual arts exhibit.

At 7 p.m., Moe Pfaff will lead a Zumba dance session.

At 8 p.m., the Thin Ice Poi troupe will demonstrate the art, and play, of poi spinning.

After the demonstration, the audience will be invited to try poi spinning for themselves.

Loaner poi will be available, and an introductory lesson will be provided.

The autumn Art in the Library visual art exhibit will feature the work of Bob Thompson, Judy de Chantal, June Echternkamp, Monica Gutierrez-Quarto and Anna Nichols.

Their work will be on display through Oct. 31.

Refreshments will be served, and limited library services will be available during this special after-hours event.

For more information, phone Assistant Library Director Margaret Jakubcin at 360-417-8505 email AssistantDirector@nols.org or visit www.nols.org and click on “Events-Art in the Library.”

Preserve the past

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will present “Photos Without Stories Are Memories Lost . . . Preserve, Write and Publish Your Family History Before They Fade Away” at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Ray and Nila Madsen, owners of Olympic Family Heritage in Sequim, will offer ways to preserve and share photos, stories and family history at the free event.

For more information, visit www.olympicfamilyheritage.com or phone 360-417-5000.

Walk in the Woods

PORT ANGELES — An ethnobotanical walking tour of Webster’s Woods, the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center’s five-acre art park, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Victoria-based naturalist Joe Percival will point out edible and medicinal plants that were important to the original inhabitants of the area.

Attendees should wear shoes appropriate for trail walking.

The center is located at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., near the Jones Street water dome.

A donation of $6 from the general public and $5 from members of Friends of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center is requested.

For more information, phone 360-457-3532.

Work party slated

PORT ANGELES — North Olympic Land Trust is hosting a volunteer work party at the Siebert Creek Conservation Area, at the end of Siebert Creek Road off U.S. Highway 101, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Projects will include clearing and leveling a picnic area, scotch broom removal and brushing out a new trail route. Two sawers are needed, plus one saw.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Lorrie Campbell, stewardship manager at 360-417-1815, ext. 7, or lorrie@nolt.org.

Gun, knife show

PORT ANGELES — Falcon Productions will hold a gun and knife show at the Port Angeles Masonic Temple, 622 S. Lincoln St., on Saturday and Sunday.

The show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $6 or $5 for military and law enforcement.

A weekend pass is $9.

Drawings for door prizes will be held Sunday.

For more information, phone Victoria Gilbert at 360-202-7336.

Lions health screening

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Lions Club will host the Lions Health Screening Unit at Safeway, 110 E. Third St., on Saturday.

The unit will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The free screening will be done by volunteer health professionals and Lions Club volunteers.

Snap Community Dance

PORT ANGELES — Snap, a nonprofit serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will host a community dance Saturday.

The dance will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Olympic Vineyard Church, 3415 S. Peabody St.

The event is a potluck, and admission is $3.

Camp Peabody set

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., will host “Camp Peabody,” a day camp for grandchildren, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The event includes carnival games, a mystery scavenger hunt and more.

Sloppy Joes and root beer floats will be available for purchase.


Garage sale slated

SEQUIM – Peninsula Friends of Animals, a nonprofit animal rescue organization, will conduct its end-of-summer annual garage sale today and Saturday.

The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at 223 Secor Road, off River Road on the south side of U.S. Highway 101.

For more information, phone 360-452-0414.

Bike adventure set

The eighth annual Olympic Bike Adventure will be Saturday.

The fully supported family fun ride has three different lengths to choose from: 10-, 25- and 60-mile (metric century) routes.

Participants will travel along the Olympic Discovery Trail through valleys and along the shoreline, with a stop at the Boys & Girls Club in Sequim for lunch.

Registration is $50, or $25 for 12 and younger, and includes lunch and an event T-shirt (while supplies last).

For more information or to register, visit www.olympicbikeadventure.com or contact Dan Estes at 360-417-4557 or destes@cityofpa.us.

Discuss a classic

SEQUIM — Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird will be discussed at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Multiple copies of the book are available at the Sequim Library and can be requested online through the library catalog at www.nols.org.

Pre-registration for this program is not required, and drop-ins are welcome.

For more information visit www.nols.org and click on “Events” and “Sequim,” or contact branch manager Lauren Dahlgren at 360-683-1161 or Sequim@nols.org.

Save the Joe

SEQUIM — A fundraiser for a Sequim High School graduate with a rare form of cancer is set today and Saturday.

Joe Madeo, 26, has been diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, which creates malignant tumors in muscles attached to bones — in his case, on the left side of his neck and behind his left eye, according to a “Save the Joe” website at http://tinyurl.com/3ksktsb.

Madeo lives in New York City, where he moved after graduating from the Art Institute of Seattle.

He had been given a full scholarship to study fashion design after he graduated from Sequim High School.

Two nights of metal music are planned to raise money for cancer treatment.

Both begin at 9:30 p.m. with a $5 cover charge.

Tonight at Mugs and Jugs on Washington Street, music will be performed by SHSTL, Jack Havoc and Northern Bastard.

Saturday night at the Oasis Sports Bar & Grill, 301 E. Washington St., music will be by Jack Havoc, Messiah Complex and Kill or Be Conquered.

A silent auction is planned at The Oasis from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, email Kendra Hayes at kendrahayes2009@hotmail.com.

Accordion social

SEQUIM — An accordion social is planned at the Senior Activity Center on Sunday.

Players are welcome to bring their instruments to the center at 921 E. Hammond St. from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission of $2 is requested to play for the room.

The event is a potluck, and admission is $3.

Camp Peabody set

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., will host “Camp Peabody,” a day camp for grandchildren, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The event includes carnival games, a mystery scavenger hunt and more.

Sloppy Joes and root beer floats will be available for purchase.


Summer band concert

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Summer Band will perform at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The 45-member band will perform music by Morton Gould, Irving Berlin, Rogers and Hammerstein, Johannes Brahms and John Philip Sousa.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, phone 360-379-0609.

Norway in WWII

CHIMACUM — Author Astrid Karlson Scott will discuss incidents, actions and the role of women in “Resistance in Norway During World War II” at a program hosted by Thea Foss No. 45 Daughters of Norway on Saturday.

The free event, open to the public, will be at 1 p.m. at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Scott’s books will be for sale at the meeting.

Scandinavian refreshments will be served.

For more information, phone 360-379-1802.

Haunted auditions

PORT TOWNSEND — Hauntownsend’s “Carnival of the Twilight” will hold an open casting call Saturday.

The call will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hauntownsend location at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Horticulture Building and Cow Barn, 4907 Landes St.

“We are seeking dedicated individuals, with or without prior acting experience, who will scare, terrify, and bring our haunted house to life,” said volunteer coordinator Christy Spencer.

Applicants must be 18 years or older or 16 with permission of parents/guardians.

Exceptions may be made for youths 14-15 years of age with parent/guardian involvement and supervision.

All applicants must provide a valid driver’s license or other form of official identification.

Hauntownsend is also looking for volunteers to fill technician roles, behind-the-scenes assistants and build/teardown crew members.

Building crew information is available by phoning 360-774-0879 or emailing sspencer154@gmail.com.

Potential actors can phone 360-774-0882 or email HauntMom@gmail.com.

For more information on Hauntownsend, including dates of operation, ticket information and specials, visit www.hauntownsend.com.

Seed harvest talk

PORT TOWNSEND — Tess Gowans and Tinker Cavallaro will discuss the basics of harvesting, cleaning and storing seed at a lecture sponsored by Quimper Grange on Sunday.

The lecture group will meet at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., at 1 p.m. before heading to Thimbleberry Farm at the corner of 35th and Haines streets.

The event is expected to run until 3 p.m.

No registration is required.

Suggested donation for the event is $10.

For more information, phone John Barr at 360-379-8908.

Networking event today

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network will host “Networking 101” at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.

This workshop will teach young professionals how to make the most of each networking opportunity.

For more information email Eades at marketingsmith@gmail.com or phone chamber President Teresa Verraes at 360-385-7869.

Roosevelt reunion

QUILCENE — Port Angeles’ Roosevelt High School Class of 1945 will meet for a reunion luncheon at the Timberhouse Restaurant, 295534 U.S. Highway 101, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Reservations are required.

For reservations, mail Betty Abbott at 808 S. Chase St., Apt. A, Port Angeles, WA 98362, or phone 360-452-9183.

Gardening event

CHIMACUM — Master Gardener Erica Iseminger will present a workshop on perennial dividing from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The free workshop will be at Chimacum Corner Garden, at the crossroads of state Highway 19 and Center Road in Chimacum.

For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/3z5uoj8 or phone Wendie Dyson at 360-379-4718.

‘The Rehearsal’

PORT HADLOCK — Discovery Bay Players will present a staged reading of “The Rehearsal,” an original work by local playwright David Draheim, on Saturday and Sunday.

The free reading will be at 2 p.m. each day at the Jefferson County Library, 630 Cedar Ave.

“The Rehearsal” is a dramatic comedy about two couples — one straight, one gay — who have been creating through improvisation a play about a gay professor, his homophobic colleague, a pregnant lesbian bookseller and a tango-dancing gigolo janitor from Harlem.

This latter quartet of characters, in turn, is rehearsing an adaptation of a story by Jorge Luis Borges.

It is directed by Patricia Earnest and stage-managed by Heather Tillman. Actors are Steve Treacy, Michelle Hensel, Lawrason Driscoll and Freeman Luoma.

Lexar open house

PORT TOWNSEND — Home-builder Lexar Homes will hold an open house at its Port Townsend office, 92 Kala Square Place, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

A barbecue lunch will be served from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Door prizes will be available, along with the chance to win a drawing for $10,000 in upgrades.

For more information, phone 360-379-1799.

Community Chorus

PORT TOWNSEND — The first rehearsal for the winter concert of the Community Chorus of Port Townsend and East Jefferson County is Sunday.

Rehearsal will be at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea parish hall at 1335 Blaine St.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. both this Sunday and the following Sunday, Sept. 18, before rehearsal.

Chorus members are asked to register at their first rehearsal.

Registration is $35, or $10 for high school students.

Winter concert dates will be Dec. 2 and Dec. 4.

Singers at all levels are welcome.

Rebecca Rottsolk is directing this winter with Lisa Lanza accompanying.

For more information, visit www.ptchorus.org/index.html, email pamm@olympus.net or phone 360-385-1402.

Food, fly-fishing

QUILCENE — Food, fly-fishing and a movie — that’s the lineup for Ninth Night at the Quilcene Community Center tonight.

The “dinner theater” — potluck and a movie — will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Quilcene Community Center.

An added attraction will be a fly-fishing demonstration and lesson by Dave Satterlee and Christine Sydneysmith.

“They will supply the equipment. You bring the skill (or the fun-loving self-confidence if you’re short on skill),” said Linda Herzog of Quilcene Conversations.

The potluck supper will emphasize seafood, with people urged to bring either a seafood dish or a good accompaniment for seafood — “or just bring your favorite potluck specialty,” Herzog said.

The film to be shown will be “A River Runs Through It.”

Games and entertainment for children uninterested in fly-fishing or the movie will be provided.

Film screening set

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Film Festival Institute will hold a screening of the Indian film “Soul of Sand” at the Rose Theatre, 235 Taylor St., at 10 p.m. Saturday.

The film is set in Delhi and focuses on a watchman who guards an abandoned silica mine on the city’s outskirts.

Admission is $5. Students are admitted free.

Rose at Rosewind

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend native Alexa Sunshine Rose will perform an acoustic concert of devotional folk music with her friends Aimee Kelley and John Andrew Bliss at 7:30 p.m. today.

The concert will be held at Rosewind Commons, Umatilla and Haines streets.

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 life jackets at the collection events.

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