MATT SCHUBERT’S FIVE BEST THINGS TO DO: Kids’ salmon derby

• Kids’ Salmon Derby — The Clallam Bay-Sekiu Lions Club will host its annual Kids’ Salmon Derby, open to ages 5-14 on Saturday.

There is no entry fee, and registration begins at 5:30 a.m. at either Curley’s, Van Riper’s or Olson’s resorts in Sekiu.

The first, second and third largest legal salmon caught will win prizes, as well as the largest bottomfish. For more information, call 360-963-2442.

• Beach crabbing — Crabbers will get one more chance at some hand-to-pincer crabbing next Wednesday (or Tuesday in Area 5).

The tide (-1.70 feet at 9 a.m.) should be just low enough to get into some ornery critters inside Dungeness Bay, as well as several other tidal flats in the area.

Then it comes down to one question: Are you man enough to crab by hand?

• Salt Creek hike — Low tides uncover all sorts of little bits of life around Tongue Point.

Tiny marine life (hermit crabs, sculpin minnows, etc.) will all be on display inside the numerous tide pools near Salt Creek next week.

Keep in mind, however, that this is a Marine Life Sanctuary. This means it’s a lot like Olympic National Park: “Look, but don’t touch.”

• Two-pole time — Lake Leland is one of a number of Jefferson County lakes included in the state’s new two pole endorsement ($20), which begins Saturday.

Given the wonderful grab bag of fish the lake offers — bass, blue gill, rainbow trout and brown bullhead catfish — it would seem the perfect place to start.

• Art in the Park — Dungeness River Audubon Center will be showcasing numerous outdoors artists during its “Art in the Park” show on Saturday and Sunday.

Visitors can watch artists at work throughout Railroad Bridge Park on both days.

Paintings and sculptures will be on display in the River Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road in Sequim, through Aug. 21.

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