WEEKEND: Radio-controlled model fly-in, POW/MIA commemoration set on Peninsula

Everything from a fly-in of radio-controlled aircraft to a POW/MIA commemoration is planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

For more information on other arts and entertainment — including the Port Townsend Film Festival — 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.


Open house

PORT ANGELES — Park View Villas plans an open house of its renovations today.

The open house will be at 3 p.m. at the assisted-living facility at 1430 Park View Lane in Port Angeles.

Guests can see the facility’s fresh look, preview its new wellness center and hear about Phase III remodeling plans.

Guitar music will be provided by Thomas Catts. Food and beverages will be served.

RSVPs can be given to John LeClerc at johnl@villageconcepts.com or 360-452-7222.

Guests also can just show up, LeClerc said.

Motorcycle ride, show

PORT ANGELES — “No Reason Just Ride,” a combination street ride/stunt bike show featuring world champion Yamaha-sponsored stunt bike rider Bill Dixon, will be presented by Port Angeles Power Equipment on Saturday.

It all starts with free coffee and pastries at Port Angeles Power Equipment, 2624 E. U.S. Highway 101, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

A free street bike ride to locations on state Highway 112 will follow from 10 a.m. to noon.

Lunch will be available for purchase from Bighorn BBQ at noon.

From noon to 4 p.m., Dixon will appear at Port Angeles Power Equipment for a stunt bike show.

Candidate debate

PORT ANGELES — The League of Women Voters of Clallam County will host a judicial candidate debate Sunday.

The debate will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the ­Clallam County Commissioners’ meeting room (160) in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

A meet-and-greet with candidates will precede the debate from 1:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Candidates scheduled to appear are Clallam County Superior Court Position No. 1 candidates Chris Melly and Erik Rohrer, state Court of Appeals Division 2 District 2 candidates Thomas Bjornen and Pamela Loginsky, and state Supreme Court Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud and Richard Sanders.

Paper shredding

PORT ANGELES — First Federal will host free community paper shredding from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

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

The event will be at First Federal’s Port Angeles eastside branch, 1603 E. First St.

People can bring sensitive paperwork for shredding on site by LeMay Mobile Shredding, a professional shredding company.

Shredding documents helps ensure privacy and prevent identity theft, First Federal said.

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.

Play tryouts

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Community Players will conduct auditions for their upcoming production “A Christmas Story,” by Jean Shepherd, at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Tryouts will be held at Peninsula Commuity Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

The play is the story of Ralphie, who wants nothing more for Christmas than a Red Ryder BB Gun.

Productions dates are Nov. 23 to Dec. 9.

Copies of the play are available at the reference desk of the Port Angeles and Sequim libraries.

For more information, phone director Barbara Frederick at 360-452-2998 or visit www.pacommunityplayers.com.

Rock, paper, scissors

PORT ANGELES — The championship round of the first Summer Classic Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament will be at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The championship features this summer’s event winners.

Peninsula Bottling, The No Drama Mamas and The Coast Guard Cowbells will compete against a wildcard playoff champion to be determined prior to the actual championship event.

The wildcard round is open to all previous competitors as well as any team of four who wish to enter the competition prior to the actual 6:30 p.m. start time.

Proceeds from the event support the Olympic Peninsula Mountaineers’ youth lacrosse program.

The entry fee is $100 for a four-person team.

The event is open to ages 12 and older.

Items also will be accepted for a raffle.

The tournament is sponsored by Peninsula Bottling.

For details, phone 360-232-4506 or 360-452-3150.

Car show benefit

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula Dream Machines will host a car show at the Port Angeles Walmart, 3411 E. Kolonels Way, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The entry fee for car owners is $20 per car.

Proceeds will be donated to the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.

The event will include trophies for participants, raffles, live music from Chantilly Lace and dash plaques for the first 100 entries.

A free continental breakfast will be served, and hot dogs and hamburgers will be available.

For more information, phone Bob Whitlock at 360-681-5338.

POW/MIA event

PORT ANGELES — A POW/MIA Day commemoration is planned at the Clallam County Veterans Center, 216 S. Francis St., at 1 p.m. today.

Port Angeles Mayor Cherie Kidd will read a proclamation declaring POW/MIA Day in Port Angeles.

Theresa Pierce will sing, and cake and coffee will be served.

The event will be hosted by VFW Post 1024 and its Ladies Auxiliary.

Elwha River walks

OLYMPIC NATION­AL PARK — Ranger-led interpretive walks along the Elwha River where Lake Aldwell once existed will be offered until the end of the month.

The free one-hour Elwha Exploration Walks are offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 30.

Walks begin at the former boat launch at the end of Lake Aldwell Road, which turns north off U.S. Highway 101 just west of the Elwha River bridge.

Visitors should wear sturdy walking shoes or boots and be prepared for windy conditions with no shade.

Rangers guide visitors through the landscape being created by the river following the removal of Elwha Dam, which was completely demolished in March as part of the National Park Service’s $325 million Elwha Restoration Project.

For more information, phone 360-452-9191.


Veterans benefit slated

SEQUIM — Operation Outreach, a combination spaghetti feed and veterans benefit, will be hosted by the Republican Women of Clallam County from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

It will be at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

Adult tickets are $15 and include an entry for a door prize. Admission for children 5-12 is $6. Those 5 and younger are admitted free.

A Sweet Adelines quartet will perform from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. during the social hour.

The meal will be served at 2 p.m. It will include all-you-can-eat spaghetti, a salad bar, garlic bread and dessert, prepared by chef Steven McNabb, proprietor of Wine on the Waterfront in Port Angeles.

A raffle also is planned.

Proceeds will support Voices for Veterans, Operation Homefront of Washington and Help Hospitalized Veterans.

Additionally, money will be set aside to create a youth scholarship fund for area schools.

Voices for Veterans President John Braasch and Operation Homefront President John McDonagh will speak about their organizations and answer questions.

For information about purchasing tickets, email aec1961@ymail.com or phone 360-582-9859.

R/C show/fly-in

SEQUIM — A radio-controlled Show and Fun Fly-In will be held at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The show and fly-in presented by the Sequim R/C Aeronauts and Olympic R/C Modelers will include static aircraft displays and flying demonstrations throughout the day, along with prize raffles.

Food will be for sale.

The event is free to the public, but donations will be accepted for Clallam County Volunteer Hospice.

It is held in memory of Winne Sallee and Lee Hunt.

All current Academy of Model Aeronautics pilots can fly their models at the event if they have a current member card and make a $5 donation to hospice care.

For more information, visit www.sequimrcaeronauts.org.

Elks bingo is back

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, will host a bingo game at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Sequim Elks have brought back the bingo program after a 17-year hiatus.

Elks bingo games ended in 1995 with the opening of 7 Cedars Casino.

Now, the casino has phased out their bingo games and donated some of the equipment to the Elks.

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.

Bunco fundraiser

SEQUIM — A bunco game fundraiser will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., at noon today.

Sponsored by the Sequim Guild to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital, the fundraiser will help pay for medical costs for children of families in need.

A donation of $12 is requested.

Salads, sandwiches and desserts will be served.

Prizes will be given for the game, and a silent auction with many items has been prepared by guild members.

For more information, email Buncosqguild@hotmail.com or phone 360-797-7105.

Flea market set

SEQUIM — Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, will hold a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Vendors will be located inside, outside and in the outdoor kitchen.

A bake table and lunch will be available.

For more information, phone Bob Clark at 360-683-4431.

Sierra Club potluck

SEQUIM — The Sierra Club will hold a potluck at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., on Saturday.

A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner set for 6:30 p.m.

Attendees are asked to bring their own plate, cup and silverware in addition to a potluck dish.

After dinner, Dave Shreffler will present “Running Across Clouds: Adventures in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.”

A $3 donation is requested for those attending the social hour.

The public is welcome to attend.

MAC swap meet

SEQUIM — The final swap meet of the summer hosted by the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The swap meet will be at the MAC’s DeWitt Administration Center field, 544 N. Sequim Ave., directly across from the old Sequim High School brick building.

Vendors are invited to sign up for the meet.

The cost for renting a 10-foot-by-10-foot selling space is $20 per meet.

Sellers are expected to pay on the day, as there is no advance sign-up.

They also are responsible for providing their own display equipment.

For more information, phone Priscilla Hudson at 360-681-2257 or email priscilla@macsequim.org.

Gluten-free group

SEQUIM — Laurey Hansen-Carl will speak at a meeting of the Gluten Intolerance Group on Saturday.

The meeting will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

Hansen-Carl will discuss gluten-free cooking and baking.

The group will provide food samples from several different gluten-free companies, and there will be a raffle.

The event is free and open to the public.


Old-time fiddlers

CHIMACUM — The Washington Old Time Fiddlers will play live music at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, on Saturday.

An all-players jam will be held at 11:30 a.m., with a performance from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The events are free and open to the public.

Donations will be accepted and support youth fiddle scholarships.

For more information, visit www.d15.wotfa.org.

Zydeco dance set

PORT TOWNSEND — The Folichon Cajun Trio will perform at an all-ages zydeco dance at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., on Saturday.

A pre-dance lesson will begin at 7 p.m., with the dance running from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Admission is $12.

GOP picnic planned

PORT LUDLOW — The public is invited to the annual Great American GOP Picnic at the Port Ludlow Marina from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Republican Party candidates for federal, state and local offices are scheduled to appear at the event, including 6th District congressional candidate Bill Driscoll, state attorney general candidate Reagan Dunn and Jefferson County commissioner District 1 candidate Geoff Masci and District 2 hopeful Tim Thomas.

State Senate candidate Larry Carter, who is running as an independent, also is set to appear.


Plant sale/flea market

FORKS — The Bogachiel Garden Club will hold its annual fall plant sale and a flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be at the auto tech center on Forks Avenue.

Perennials, shrubs, grasses, houseplants and trees grown in local gardens will be sold.

The flea market will feature a few pieces of furniture, miscellaneous gardening items and books, among other items.

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