WEEKEND: Other area events on North Olympic Peninsula

Dancing dogs, an orca exhibit, educational classes, benefits and dancing are among the attractions on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

For more information on other arts and entertainment, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, in today’s PDN.

Other events are listed in the Peninsula calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.


Fall plant sale

SEQUIM — Clallam County’s Master Gardeners will have flowering, fruiting and vegetable plants available at their annual fall plant sale at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road, on Saturday and Sunday.

Sale hours will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, when a half-price sale of leftover plants is planned.

Sale visitors will find hundreds of plants grown from seed, divisions or cuttings by local Master Gardeners, including flowering perennials, succulents, sedges and ornamental grasses, ground covers, heathers, berries, herbs and native Northwest plants.

Cool-season vegetable starts also have been grown for the sale. These include kale, cabbage, lettuce, chard and chives.

An information booth will be staffed to answer questions about plants.

Used garden books and tools also will be for sale.

Plant purchases support Master Gardener public education and demonstration garden projects in Clallam County.

For more information, phone the WSU Extension office at 360-417-2279.

Musical canines

SEQUIM — The Emerald City K-9 Freestyle Dancers will hold a musical canine freestyle competition, “Boot Scootin’ Boogie No. 12 Hula Hoedown,” on Saturday and Sunday.

The event will be the Guy Cole Convention Center, 202 N. Blake Ave., starting at 11 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday.

Admission is $3 per person.

Only dogs participating in the event will be allowed in the building.

Bell-ringing event

SEQUIM — Bells Angels is sponsoring Sequim’s first-ever Read & Ring event for handbell ringers of all experience levels from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Ring and Read event at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 N. Blake Ave., is geared for ringers to have fun while being introduced to a large amount of new music.

Attendees will brush up on techniques and sight-reading skills.

Participants will work on a few Level Two pieces with a concentration on Level Three and Four compositions.

George Roper, who has a background in Read and Ring events and is also a bell choir director, will serve as guest director.

There will be a lunch break between noon and 1 p.m.

For complete information and registration forms, visit www.BellsAngels.info.

Shred paper

SEQUIM — First Federal will host free community shredding at the Sequim Village branch, 1201 W. Washington St., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Paper shredding is offered to help people dispose of sensitive documents in a secure way.

Documents can be brought to the branch for shredding on site by LeMay Mobile Shredding, a professional shredding company.

Shredding documents helps ensure privacy and prevent identity theft.

There is no charge for the service.

Types of documents to bring include old tax returns, account statements or any paperwork with account or Social Security numbers or other personal information.

Participants will be limited to five bags or boxes per vehicle.

Broadway event set

SEQUIM — Sequim radio station KSQM-FM will present “Broadway Memories,” a salute to musical theater with dinner, music and costumes, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

It will be at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101.

In keeping with the spirit of the event, each table will have a theme that reflects one of more than 30 different Broadway musicals.

Attendees can choose tables based on their preferred musical and dress in appropriate costume.

Music will be provided by the Blue Notes Jazz Band and dinner by 7 Cedars Casino.

Tickets are $65 and are available by phoning KSQM at 360-681-0000 or visiting www.ksqmfm.com.

Elks Bingo

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks will host bingo games Sunday.

Games are held at 1 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Games will continue at 1 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Minimum buy-in for the game is $10, and the Elks will offer popular bingo games, including progressive.

Players must be age 18 or older.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.

All proceeds will go to the Elks scholarship program, charities supported by the Elks and lodge operating costs.

Artists wanted

SEQUIM — A meeting for artists interested in participating in the 2013 Sequim Arts Studio Tour is set for 6:30 p.m. today.

The meeting will be at the Cutting Garden, 303 Dahlia Llama Lane.

Sequim Arts is looking for professional artists from the Sequim area to participate in the tour.

Full details and requirements are available at www.sequimarts.org.

Alzheimer’s walk

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Peninsula Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday.

The 2.3-mile walk will begin at the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula at 400 W. Fir St.

A shorter route — seven-tenths of a mile — will available as well.

Registration will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

A pre-walk program will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., with the walk starting at 11 a.m.

An awards ceremony will follow from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

The walk route is scenic, flat and wheelchair-accessible.

A full route map with information on directions, turn-backs and water stations will be given to participants.

A light breakfast will be served before the walk.

For more information, visit http://act.alz.org/nop, email nopalzheimerswalk@yahoo.com or phone Pam Scott at 360-461-3402.

Walk for the poor

SEQUIM — The annual Friends of the Poor Walk, hosted by the St. Vincent de Paul Society, will be from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The cost will be $25 for the walk at the Sequim High School track, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Proceeds from the walk will help those living in poverty in Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend.

Registration will be held at the event.

Participants will be supplied with water and energy bars, and clowns will entertain.

For more information, phone 360-681-7258.

Grange breakfast

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

Ham, eggs, all-you-can-eat pancakes and juice will be served.

Cost is $5 adults, $3 for ages 10 and younger.

A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Sequim Museum & Arts Center.

For more information, phone 360-681-4189.

Homebuyer course

SEQUIM — A free homebuyer education class is planned at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The free class is sponsored by Homeward Bound in partnership with Eagle Home Mortgage, RE/MAX 5th Avenue and the state Housing Finance Commission.

The class will include the current ins and outs of the process from the lender and real estate professional.

For those new to homebuying and those who have not purchased a home in the past five years, the information will be pertinent and educational.

Homeward Bound also is looking for potential homebuyers for its new initiative: Improving Neighborhoods One Home at a Time.

Classes fulfill HUD requirements, with a certificate issued by the state Housing Finance Commission.

The certificate is required for many new homebuyer programs, including but not limited to Washington State House Key Bond loans, USDA, Habitat for Humanity and USDA Rural Development loans.

Homeward Bound is a nonprofit agency.

To register, phone Homeward Bound at 360-460-5533 or 360-565-2068, or email info@homewardboundclt.org.

Free sewing event

SEQUIM — Creative Threads, a local chapter of the American Sewing Guild, will share ideas for using sewing machines, sergers and embroidery machines at a free sewing event Saturday.

Free demonstrations will be held at Karen’s Sewing Center Classroom, 609 W. Washington St., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is being held in recognition of National Sewing Month.

For more information, phone Marilyn Williams at 360-681-2725.

Meditations set

AGNEW — Two Oneness meditations will be held at Olympic Unitarian Univeralist Fellowship Hall, 73 Howe Road, today.

Hourlong sessions will be held at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

No teachings, dogma or rituals will be presented; this meditation is intended for people from all faiths, cultures and walks of life.

Following the second session, Brenda Pareja will answer questions from the audience on her experience of Oneness meditation.

This event is free, but a suggested donation of $10 is requested to offset travel and room expenses.

To register, visit www.nwbrendaomtour.eventbrite.com or email portangelesom@gmail.com.

Baking gluten-free

SEQUIM — Laurey Hansen-Carl will teach two hands-on gluten-free baking classes at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, today and Saturday.

Breads will be discussed from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today.

Participants will make a variety of easy, nutrient-dense, gluten-free yeasted, sourdough and quick breads; pancakes; waffles; and pizza from a mixture of many different gluten-free flours.

A class on gluten-free baked goods such as cakes, pies and cookies will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The cost is $30 for each class.

To register, send a check to Wholebody Health, 117 High Country Drive, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

For more information, phone 360-452-8818.


PA homecoming

PORT ANGELES — A parade will precede the Port Angeles High School homecoming games against Klahowya High School today.

The Roughrider Homecoming Parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

Alumni are invited to march in the parade. Parade participants will meet in the parking lot behind the courthouse.

The route will follow East Fifth Street east to South Francis Street, where it will turn north to end near Civic Field at Race and Fourth streets, where the game will be held.

Fireworks are planned at the game.

Cheer for a cure

PORT ANGELES — The Future Riders Cheerleaders will hold a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness during Saturday’s youth football games.

Games will start at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Civic Field, corner of Fourth and Race streets.

Each cheerleading squad will put together a basket filled with pink items they have donated, and the basket will be raffled off during halftime of each game.

Cheerleaders also will sell 50/50 raffle tickets during each game.

VIMO benefit set

PORT ANGELES — The Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics clinic’s community fundraising dinner is today.

The benefit will be held at the Port Angeles Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St., starting with a 5:30 p.m. social hour.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and Marilyn Grey will provide a keynote speech at 7:30 p.m.

Grey spent 29 years as a school psychologist before teaching at the university level and writing the book It’s All in Your Head.

She will speak about the effect of laughter on stress reduction, on celebration and on dealing with change.

The cost for the dinner is $75 per person.

For more information, phone 360-457-4431, email manager@vimoclinic.org or contact Larry Little at 360-460-0572 or llittle@vimoclinic.org.

Concert & Cuisine

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Symphony will present Concert & Cuisine at C’est Si Bon French restaurant Saturday.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with the concert at 6:30 p.m. and dinner following the performance.

Tickets are $75.

Musicians who participated in the symphony’s Young Artist Competition will be celebrated.

Pianist Wei-Yan Fu, winner of the Junior Young Artist Competition, will perform along with a trio of basses, comprising Port Angeles Symphony Principal Bassist Clint Thomas and his students Michael Helwick and Jared Van Blair.

Attendees can select from filet mignon forestiere, rack of lamb, bouillabaisse or a vegetarian option for their dinner entree.

A no-host bar will be available.

For more information, phone the symphony office at 360-457-5579.

Community dance

PORT ANGELES — The Delta Rays will perform at a community dance at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

The dance is open to the public.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 16 and younger.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own non-alcoholic drinks and snacks to share with other dancers.

Open house slated

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The open house will be at the society’s research library behind the old Lincoln Schoolhouse at 931 W. Ninth St.

Attendees can visit, do research and ask questions.

For more information, phone the library at 360-417-5000 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays or email ccgs@olypen.com.

Scavenger hunt

PORT ANGELES — The first all-ages smartphone and digital tablet scavenger hunt at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Bring a team of up to six individuals, or come on your own and library staff will find a team for you.

Participants will be invited to take pictures of their team performing a variety of challenges throughout the library.

Challenges will focus on information found at the library and include things like dancing in the stacks, playing air guitar to your favorite song or learning to speak pirate.

Participants who don’t have a smartphone or tablet will be loaned a digital camera to photograph the various stages of the scavenger hunt.

Scores will be kept in “real time” on a program called Goosechase.

The event will conclude with a grand finale featuring food, prizes and a slide show of the event.

Children 12 and younger are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

The event is being facilitated by Geoteaming Inc., a team-building company out of Seattle that partners with Goosechase.

For more information, visit www.nols.org, email Rebecca Nugent at rnugent@nols.org or phone 360-417-8500.

Veterans memorial

PORT ANGELES — A memorial for fallen veterans will be conducted at Veterans Park on Lincoln Street at 1 p.m. today.

The Marine Corps League, the VFW, American Legion, Patriot Riders and National Guard, and others, host the memorial, which is held the last Friday of each month.

The names of local veterans are read, and a replica of the Liberty Bell is rung after each name.


Orca exhibit opens

PORT TOWNSEND — An exhibit about ocean pollution and orcas will open at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center at noon Saturday.

Admission will be free Saturday and Sunday to the exhibit, “Learning from Orcas — The Story of Hope,” in the center’s Natural History Exhibit at Fort Worden State Park.

The new exhibit tells a story that started in 2002 when a full-grown female orca — named Hope posthumously — was found dead, beached at Dungeness Spit north of Sequim.

The carcass contained the highest levels of PCBs and DDT ever found in an orca, according to the science center’s website, www.ptmsc.org.

The display tells the circumstances of Hope’s death and moves on to information about pollutants in the ocean.

The exhibit includes a mock storm drain big enough for visitors to climb through, a computer kiosk and a bone table among the other hands-on activities.

Scanned digital images of the bones and skeleton of an orca can be examined on the web at www.ptmsc.org/boneatlas.

Admission after this weekend will be $5 for adults, $3 for youths and free to marine science center members Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information, phone 360-385-5582, email info@ptmsc.org or visit www.ptmsc.org.

Members thanked

PORT TOWNSEND — Peninsula Credit Union will hold its annual Member Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today.

The Port Townsend branch is located at 1250 W. Sims Way.

Special loan offers and the introduction of its new Scottie Savers youth savings program also will be featured.

Members and visitors alike can expect to find free barista service and local fresh pastries from Olympic Bakery offered in all of branches as the credit union celebrates its 77th year in operation.

Ice cream from Olympic Mountain Ice Cream will be served in the afternoon.

Documentary set

PORT TOWNSEND — A screening of the documentary “unPLANNED” will be held at San Juan Baptist Church, 1704 Discovery Road, at 7 p.m. Sunday.

The film is the true story of how Abby Johnson went from a Planned Parenthood clinic director to being a leading voice for the pro-life movement.

The screening is free and open to the public.

For more information, phone 360-390-4467.

UGN benefit slated

PORT TOWNSEND — Victoria House Assisted Living will hold a benefit garage sale today and Saturday.

The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at the facility, 491 Discovery Road.

The sale will benefit United Good Neighbors of Jefferson County.

Pill take-back set

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Police Department will participate in a Drug Enforcement Administration-sponsored National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday.

Prescription pills will be accepted for disposal at the Port Townsend Safeway, 442 W. Sims Way, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The service is free and anonymous.

Del Rey performs

PORT TOWNSEND — Musician and teacher Del Rey will visit Port Townsend for two performances at Grace Lutheran Church, 120 Walker St., on Saturday.

She will perform in an all-ukulele revue, with parts for all levels of ukulele players, accompanied by the music of the Memphis Jug Band at 4:30 p.m.

At 7 p.m., she will present early 20th-century jazz and blues tunes as well as some of her own compositions on the ukulele and guitar.

The cost for the ukulele review includes the 7 p.m. concert and is $25.

The 7 p.m. concert by itself is $15.

The event is presented by the Ukuleles Unite group of Port Townsend.

For more information, phone Walter Vaux at 360-344-3337.

Golf tournament

PORT LUDLOW — Some 128 people are registered for a golf tournament to benefit Dove House in Port Townsend on Saturday.

The inaugural golf benefit to support victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse will begin with a noon shotgun start at the Port Ludlow Golf Club, 751 Highland Drive.

Registration forms were due Sept. 15 for the event.

The tournament is hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Boeing Bluebills, a group of retirees and their spouses who donate time and skills to community projects. The proceeds will go to Dove House in Port Townsend.

Dove House provides crisis intervention, emergency food and shelter, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, individual support and counseling support groups, therapy for child and adult victims, and maintains a 24-hour crisis line.

For more information about the tournament, phone Michael Graham at 360-316-1126 or Matt Prichard at 360-437-0272.

Braille library talk

PORT TOWNSEND — Danielle Miller, director of the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, will speak at a meeting of the Jefferson County Council of the Blind today.

The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kala Point Clubhouse, 310 Sailview Drive.

The library is part of the Secretary of State’s Office and the Washington State Library.

Miller will discuss the role of the braille library in the lives of people unable to see standard print.

“In an average year, our number of patrons fluctuates between about 8,500 and 11,000,” Miller said.

“In Washington state, based on census information, I think we can safely say that approximately 190,000 people are not signed up with us,” Miller said.


Swap Meet Saturdays

FORKS — The Forks Open Aire Market will host Swap Meet Saturdays every Saturday for the rest of the season.

In addition to regular market vendors, the sale of garage-sale-style items will be welcomed each Saturday during market hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 6, said Corinne Spicer, market manager.

During the summer, swap meets were held only the fourth Saturday of the month.

The market is at 1421 S. Forks Ave., south of the Timber Museum.

Swap meet spaces are about 10 feet square and cost $5.

Setup begins by 9 a.m. Nonprofits are welcome in addition to residents.

New vendors are always welcome at the Open Aire Market.

For more information, email forksopenairemarket@live.com.

Car wash

FORKS — Forks Alternative School will host a car wash fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The car wash will be at Sterling Savings Bank, 1020 S. Forks Ave.

Proceeds will go toward the school’s annual trip to Seattle.

The school is located at 411 Spartan Ave.

Cowan Heritage site

CLALLAM BAY — The Friends of the Hoko River State Park will host a celebration at the Cowan Heritage Site from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

A potato dig, tours and stories, some of which will be recorded for the oral history of the site, are planned, said Nancy Messmer, secretary of Friends of the Hoko River State Park.

Also scheduled is a board meeting to plan for the future.

In addition to Messmer, board members are Emil Person, Bob Bowlby, Paul Bowlby, Bill Riedel, Clallam County Commissioner Mike Doherty and Roy Morris.

The 613-acre Cowan Ranch site is within the boundaries of the state park.

To get to the Hoko River State Park and Cowan Ranch, turn off U.S. Highway 101 onto Hoko-Ozette Road. The Cowan Ranch is the first ranch on the left.

The Friends board invites input at 360-963-2442 or able@olypen.com.

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