Concerts, carnivals, book sales and reunions are among the events planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
Other major weekend events are spotlighted in the Things to Do calendar, available exclusively online at www.peninsuladailynews.com.
Here are some of the highlights for this weekend:
‘Huge book sale’
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Friends of the Library will hold a “huge book sale” Saturday.
The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
Book-buyers can fill as many bags as they want for $2.
New nonprofit forms
PORT ANGELES — A new nonprofit, Helping Others With Life, or HOWL, will have a meet-and-greet at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The event will be held next to Good to Go Grocery, 711 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
HOWL’s main goal is to “pay it forward” and bring community and volunteers together to make a difference.
Organizers have a support group, Recognizing Everyone with a Real Dialogue, or REWARD, for those with anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder or depression.
A person does not need to have a disorder to attend the support group meetings.
Meetings will be held Saturdays.
Saturday’s event will include refreshments, a silent auction, prizes and information on HOWL’s plans.
For more information, phone 360-797-1886, visit www.thehowlteam.com or email [email protected]
Band car wash set
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School Band will host a car wash fundraiser at Port Angeles Pawn, 619 E. First St., from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Proceeds will assist in paying for band students’ uniforms and travel expenses.
Veterans Park rites
PORT ANGELES — A ceremony to honor veterans and active-military service members who have died in the past month will ring out at Veterans Park today.
The ceremony will start at 1 p.m. and last about 10 to 15 minutes.
On the last Friday of every month, a ceremonial bell-ringing is held at the park on Lincoln Street next to the Clallam County Courthouse.
Each name is read aloud. Members of various posts offer a formal presentation of colors, and taps is played.
Shop with purpose
PORT ANGELES — Clallam County Teen Court and the Jet Set-Soroptimist group are selling “Shop for a Cause” Macy’s discount passes as a fundraiser for the Teen Court program.
The $5 passes will enable buyers to receive 25 percent off goods at Macy’s retail stores or online at www.macys.com on Saturday.
Clallam County Teen Court is a first-time-offender court run by local youths in high school and middle school.
Volunteers are screened and trained to provide a diversion court of peers.
The program raises its own funds to provide intensive training in areas like bullying, domestic violence and taking an active role in restorative justice.
Jet Set-Soroptimist members serve in a mentor capacity with the Teen Court and the juvenile justice system.
To purchase a pass, phone 360-565-2630.
PORT ANGELES — Hartnagel Building Supply, 3111 E. U.S. Highway 101, will host an informational summer decking event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
Homeowners are invited to stop in to see samples and learn about composite decking materials and railing options from Evergrain, TimberTech, Fiberon and Trex composite decking vendors.
AllSeasons-treated, beveled fir decking will also be featured.
Local building contractors from Ace Michaels, Home Improvement & Maintenance, Kathol Construction, KC Contracting and Northwest Builders will also be on hand to discuss deck construction projects.
Paint and stain guru Mike DuBeau will provide information on stains, preservatives, wood cleaners and brighteners and will offer $5 off single gallons of Cabot Stain.
Event attendees can also enjoy a free hot dog lunch, receive a $100 coupon toward decking and enter to win door prizes.
The outdoor decking display at Hartnagel showcases a variety of installed decking and railing products.
For more information, visit www.hartnagels.com or phone 360-452-8933.
Fashion show set
PORT ANGELES — A Back to School Fashion Show featuring clothing from Sassy Kat Salon and Teenie Queenie’s will be held at Sassy Kat Salon, 105 E. First St., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Sassy Kat will be featuring middle, high school and college student clothing.
Teenie Queenie’s will be featuring clothing for toddlers up to size-8 children.
Champagne will be served for the adults and punch and goodies for the kids.
Both stores will be having sales during the event.
For more information, phone Janee Lester at 360-417-0800.
Class of 1956 reunion
PORT ANGELES — Members of the Port Angeles High School Class of 1956 are celebrating their 55th class reunion today through Sunday.
Tonight at 7, class members will gather at the Sit n’ Bull Tavern and museum in Gales Addition at 510 N. Beech Road. Members of the classes of 1956 and 1957 are invited.
Saturday night’s event will be at 7:30 p.m. at Peninsula Golf Club, 824 S. Lindberg Road, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The weekend will end Sunday morning with a 9:30 a.m. brunch at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St.
The cost to classmates is $20 per person for each event. If attending all three, the cost is $55.
For more information, phone Darlene Clemens at 360-457-6551, Grace Meyer at 360-457-5989 or email [email protected]
BLYN — The Strait Air Volksgruppe will hold the fifth annual Volks Fair at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
The free event includes a car show, a swap meet and raffles.
The car show is open to all Volkswagens.
Car show entries are $20 each.
Ditty bags go to the first 50 entrants.
Swap meet spaces are $15 each.
For more information, phone 360-452-2550 or email [email protected]
Family Fun Fest
SEQUIM — The Crossing Church will hold a free family fun fest at the Pumpkin Patch, corner of Kitchen-Dick Road and U.S. Highway 101, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The event will include carnival games, a bouncy house, hay rides, face painting, water games and prizes, and hot dogs will be served.
For more information, phone 360-460-9326.
SEQUIM — Hardy’s Market 2/Texaco, 33 Taylor Cut-Off Road, will hold a Customer Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The event will include free hamburgers and hot dogs, free raffle drawings and kids’ prizes, a chance to name the Olympic Game Farm’s two new cougar cubs and live music from Old Sidekicks from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Weather permitting, the cougar cubs will be on hand from noon to 1 p.m.
Ice-cream cones will be sold for $2, with proceeds going to fund school supplies for low-income students at Greywolf Elementary School.
For more information, phone 360-681-4900.
SEQUIM — A meeting to discuss the National Alzheimer’s Project Act will be held at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.
A National Alzheimer’s Project Act bill, signed by President Barack Obama in January, will lead to the establishment of a National Alzheimer’s Project in the Department of Health and Human Services.
The project will coordinate the country’s approach to research, treatment and caregiving.
The participation and input of individuals living with the disease, their families, community leaders, health care providers and the research community will be central to creating an effective, results-driven, federally coordinated strategy.
The event will be presented by the Alzheimer’s Association’s Western and Central Washington State chapter.
For more information, visit www.alz.org/napa.
SEQUIM — Jazz from the Great American Songbook is planned at McComb Gardens on Sunday.
The Dixie-Blu Jazz Band will perform at 1 p.m. at the nursery at 751 McComb Road.
For more information, phone 360-681-2827 or visit www.mccombgardens.com.
SEQUIM — Entries for “Expressions in Printmaking,” an exhibit planned at the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, will be accepted Sunday and Monday.
The show will be the featured exhibit for September.
Artwork will be accepted at the MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St., from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to noon Monday.
The entry fee for MAC members is $10 for up to three pieces and $15 for up to three pieces for nonmembers.
Entry forms are available at www.macsequim.org and at the exhibit center.
“Expressions in Printmaking” will run Tuesday through Sept. 24.
SEQUIM — Sea Breeze Market, corner of Third and Washington streets, will host a swap meet Saturday.
Another swap meet is planned Saturday, Sept. 3
Vendor spaces are $20 per day, and the market runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sequim Valley Car Club will have classic cars on display at the events.
Classic car show
PORT TOWNSEND — The 22nd annual Port Townsend Kiwanis Classic Car Show will be held at Memorial Field in downtown Port Townsend on Saturday.
Gates will open to the public at 9:30 a.m.
Entrance fees are $5 for age 13 and older and $1.50 for 12 and younger.
Proceeds from the show support the Kiwanis Club’s youth and community service projects.
Registration forms are available at http://tinyurl.com/6hs3pyp.
Cost for entries is $20 at the gate.
Day-of-show registration will begin at 8 a.m. on Washington Street in front of Memorial Field.
Vendor booths are also available for the show for $25.
O’Reilly Auto Parts and RockAuto are sponsoring the show.
Kids carnival set
PORT HADLOCK — A children’s carnival will be held at Hadlock Building Supply, 901 Ness’ Corner Road, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The carnival is hosted in memory of Efferon “Joe” Lovato, the original founder and owner of Hadlock Building Supply.
Carnival proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Chimacum Schools Education Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund.
Lovato was a dedicated member of the community, serving as a member of many local organizations and service clubs like the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County, as well as the Port Hadlock-Tri-Area and Port Townsend Chambers of Commerce.
Lovato’s legacy lives today on through the Joe Lovato Memorial Fund.
PORT TOWNSEND — Pilgrimage Port Townsend will present “Inspired by Place,” a day of “connecting to special places in our lives, discovering special places just down the street and writing haiku — brief poems that share the here and now of a moment, just as it is.”
The event will be held at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., and Chetzemokah Park from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Cost of the full-day program is $55. To ensure a place, registration was due by Thursday.
The program is presented by Margaret D. McGee, author of Haiku — The Sacred Art.
For more information and registration, visit www.pilgrimagept.com or phone 360-477-0355.
Chimacum flea market
CHIMACUM — A flea market will be held at the Chimacum Grange on Rhody Drive across from the Tri-Area Community center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The sale will include arts, crafts, toys, clothes, household items, jewelry and food.
For more information or to be a vendor, phone Jackie Brown at 360-990-6112.
‘Raise the roof’ sale
PORT TOWNSEND — A public book sale to help “raise the roof” will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The sale is open to the public and will include a wide selection of books, both hardback and paperback, ranging from novels to history books to coffee table books.
Prices will range from $1 to $4.
Proceeds from the book sale will help fund a new roof for the church.
Artisans holds sale
PORT TOWNSEND — Artisans on Taylor, 236 Taylor St., will hold a garage sale on the sidewalk outside of the gallery from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Organizers said they will have “items that have gathered in the basement for the last 20 years including art, displays and all sorts of random treasures.”
PORT TOWNSEND — Akamai Art & Glass Supply, 2328 W. Sims Way, will hold a demonstration day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Demonstrations will include Enkaustikos encaustic paints, Winsor & Newton paints, Copic markers, Faber-Castell artist pens, Pebeo Vitrail glass paint, Graham Paint, Bee Paper, Sennelier tempera, Strathmore Paper, Grex Airbrush and origami.
For more information, visit www.AkamaiArt.com or phone 360-385-3970.
Rocket flying available
PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Peninsula Rocketry 4-H Club will hold a Pasture Blaster model rocket event at a field on West Uncas Road off U.S. Highway 101 at Discovery Bay today through Sunday.
Pasture Blaster is open from noon to 6 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
The public is invited to watch or participate in the family-friendly event.
Rocket and food vendors will be on site, as well as free RV and tent camping.
Model rockets will be set off from numerous launch pads: 12 pads for lower-power rockets, three for medium-power and two for high-power rockets.
Rockets can weigh as much as 3.3 pounds, including no more than 125 grams of propellant, with a maximum altitude of 3,000 feet.
Pad fees are $3 for adults and good for all three days. Children can use pads for free.
For more information, visit www.4hrockets.blogspot.com.
Acrobats on horseback
PORT HADLOCK — Cavallo Equestrian Arts will host a full-contact jousting, acrobatics and fire juggling show, all held on horseback, this weekend.
The event will be at 5 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday at the Chimacum Saddlery Arena, 1091 Chimacum Road,.
Tickets may be purchased at the gate and are $10 for adults, $5 for youths ages 7 to 18, and free for children 6 and younger.
Proceeds will benefit local 4-H equestrian groups, which will provide concessions at the events.
Chimacum Saddlery and Tack and Wild Rhody Ranch are hosting the event.
Truth movement events
PORT TOWNSEND — The year’s final Truth Event, a gathering of speakers and those interested in questioning popularly held beliefs or disbeliefs on issues ranging from teleportation and colonization of Mars, UFOs and the Mayan calendar, will be held in Port Townsend today and Saturday.
A meet-the-speakers mixer will be held at Manresa Castle, 651 Cleveland St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.
The mixer is $30 and includes two drink tickets and appetizers.
The main event, a full day of speakers and lectures, will be held at Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets cost $75 in advance, $80 at the door or $99 for both the mixer and the lectures.
Laura M. Eisenhower will discuss suppression of feminine creativity and efforts to recruit her to join a secret U.S. colony on Mars.
Attorney and author Alfred L. Webre will present “Dimensional Typology of Intelligent Life in the Multiverse.”
Attorney Andrew D. Basiago will speak about Project Pegasus and describe being teleported to Mars by the U.S. government.
Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or the door.
A Discover Pass is not required to attend the event at Fort Worden State Park.
Forks vampire walk
FORKS — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers will host a Forks Vampire Club Walk on Saturday.
The walk will start at Forks Outfitters, 950 S. Forks Ave., at 10:30 a.m.
The walk on city streets and parks and through residential areas will retrace locations made famous by Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novels and subsequent films.
FORKS — A senior luncheon is set at 12:30 p.m. today.
The luncheon will be at the Forks Community Center, 91 Maple Ave.
Cards and fellowship are planned after the meal by the Forks Elks Club.
To RSVP, phone 36-374-2558.
FORKS — The Forks Emblem Club plans an ice-cream social from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The fundraiser will be at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road.
Banana splits will be $5, while ice-cream sundaes will be $4.