WEEKEND: Other area events on North Olympic Peninsula
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For more information on other local arts and entertainment, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, in today’s PDN.
Other events are in the “Things to Do” calendar, available online at www.peninsuladailynews.com.
West End Thunder
FORKS — West End Thunder plans drag races of an eighth of a mile and a Show and Shine classic car, truck and motorcycle show Saturday and Sunday.
Gates open at 9 a.m., and racing begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Forks Municipal Airport.
Admission per day is $10 per person, with those 12 and younger admitted free.
The fee is $15 per show car or motorcycle and driver, and $30 per race car and driver.
The weekend is the third of five racing weekends that the West End Thunder club will host this summer.
Others coming up will be Aug. 11-12 and Sept. 15-16.
The grand finale will be on the final weekend, which will feature Northwest Nostalgia Top Eliminator Association dragsters.
For more information, visit www.westendthunder.com.
FORKS — The Master Gardeners of Clallam County will host a free plant clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The clinic will be at Forks Outfitters-Ace Hardware.
It is free and open to all non-commercial gardeners who need assistance in plant identification, advice on sick plants and treatment options and other general plant questions.
Design skate deck
PORT ANGELES — Young people can design their own skateboard decks at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The same seminar, which is for youths in grades 6-12, will be at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2.
Skateboard decks and paint will be provided, and participants will leave the workshop with completed decks.
Preregistration is required.
To register for the Port Angeles program, phone 360-417-8502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for the Sequim program, phone 360-683-1161 or email email@example.com.
The class is part of “Own the Night,” the North Olympic Library System’s annual summer reading program for teens and tweens, which runs until Aug. 4.
Wire art program
PORT ANGELES — Lauren Johnson of Udjat Beads will present a wire art program for youths at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 3 p.m. today.
The class, for those in grades 6-12, is part of the Clallam County library system’s “Own the Night” summer reading series.
Johnson will teach how to use wire to transform objects into jewelry and wall hangings.
Participants can bring rock, glass, beads, buttons or small objects from home to incorporate into their designs, keeping in mind that they may be used in a necklace or small wall hanging.
For more information, phone 360-417-8502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids nature event
PORT ANGELES — A hands-on interactive program for children will be presented by NatureBridge at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Participants will explore the history of the river and the events that led to the historic Elwha restoration project, play with a river model to experience how the river sediment will be affected by the removal of the dams and get a chance to participate in balloon mapping and learn about other research being conducted along the Elwha River.
NatureBridge is a nonprofit organization working to connect young people to nature, strengthen environmental literacy and support experiential environmental science outside the “traditional” classroom.
The River Fun programs are offered in conjunction with “River Story,” a multifaceted visual exhibit accompanied by an extensive schedule of programs and events presented through Sept. 8 at the library.
For more information, visit www.nols.org and click on the “River Story” link in the center of the page, email Margaret Jakubcin at AssistantDirector@nols.org or phone 360-417-8505.
Wood art show set
SEQUIM — The Pacific Northwest Wood Artisans will host a wood artisans show at Pioneer Park, 387 E. Washington St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Local carvers, wood art, driftwood, turners and chain-saw art will be on display.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.woodartisans.net.
Teen movie times
SEQUIM — Weekly Friday movies for teens will continue at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 5:30 p.m. today.
Today’s movie is “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” where two lonesome teens (Michael Cera and Kat Dennings) make a love connection as they prowl the streets of New York looking for their favorite band’s secret show, as well as for their drunk friend Caroline.
The library will present films as part of the “Own the Night” summer reading program through July 27.
The movies, selected by the library’s Young Adult Advisory Group around a “night” theme, are appropriate for teens ages 13 and older.
Upcoming films include “The Phantom of the Opera” on July 20 and “The Chronicles of Riddick” on July 27.
On movie nights only, the meeting room and lobby of the Sequim Library will be open.
Staff will supervise the event, and theater-style refreshments will be provided.
For more information about the Teen Movie Nights and other activities for young adults at the Sequim Library, visit www.nols.org or contact the Sequim Library at 360-683-1161 or Sequim@nols.org.
SEQUIM — Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen, will be discussed at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The novel opens with a day of disaster at the traveling circus and the admission of a secret kept for more than 70 years.
Moving between protagonist Jacob Jankowski’s present as a 90-something in a nursing home and his past as a member of the Benzini Brothers’ Most Spectacular Show on Earth during the Great Depression, the novel recounts a love story in a world in which love is a luxury few can afford.
Copies of the book are available in multiple formats at the Sequim Library, including regular and large print, downloadable e-book, audiobook on CDs, playaway and downloadable audio.
They can be requested online through the library catalog at www.nols.org.
Preregistration for this program is not required, and drop-ins are always 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.
SEQUIM — A homebuyer education class will be conducted at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The class is free and open to the public.
It is sponsored by Homeward Bound, a local community land trust, and Eagle Home Mortgage.
The event is intended for first-time homebuyers and those who have not purchased in the current market.
Information will include not only the home-purchasing process, but also what is available for lower-income buyers in the way of down-payment assistance, sweat equity and/or the community land trust model.
Instructors will include a lender, real estate professional and home inspector.
Participants will receive a certificate for use with Habitat for Humanity, Mutual Self Help and the Washington State House Key program.
The class is sponsored by Homeward Bound and partner Eagle Home Mortgage.
For more information, visit www.homewardboundclt.org.
To reserve a seat, phone 360-565-2068 or 3360-565-2068, or email email@example.com.
PC users meeting
SEQUIM — The Sequim PC Users Group will give a presentation on “The Basics of Buying and Selling on eBay” at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The presentation will be followed by an open forum for questions on any computer-related topic.
It will be held in the computer lab, Room E-3, at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave.
There is no charge to attend.
Donations are accepted.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEQUIM — Christina Pfeiffer will discuss summer pruning during a free talk at McComb Gardens, 75 McComb Road, at 1 p.m. Saturday.
She will discuss managing, removal, follow-up, training, maintenance, pruning and aesthetics.
The talk is open to the public.
Attendees are encouraged to bring photos and questions.
Pfeiffer is a professional horticulturist and an ISA-certified arborist.
SEQUIM — Poodles are the July featured breed at the monthly “Meet the Breed” series at Best Friend Nutrition, 680 W. Washington St., from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The public can learn more about this breed’s origins, temperament, health issues and care, and meet and pet Breanna (a toy) and Cayenne (a standard) as well as other poodles.
As co-sponsor of the “Meet the Breed” program, Champion Pet Foods will provide trial bags of Orijen and Acana dog foods as gifts to all attendees.
Poodles, originally bred in Germany as a type of water dog, are intelligent, active and elegant dogs that can excel in a variety of sports, including in agility, obedience, tracking, nose-work and herding, store personnel said.
More “Meet the Breed” programs are planned: “Therapy Dogs” on Aug. 18 and the “German Pinscher” dog Sept. 15.
All programs are on Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, phone 360-681-8458.
Art demonstration set
SEQUIM — Sequim artists Randy and Sallie Radock will exhibit and explain the art of block printing from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The event will be held in the courtyard at Wind Rose Cellars, 155 W. Cedar St.
For more information, phone 360-358-5469 or visit www.windrosecellars.com.
Car wash benefit
SEQUIM — The third annual car wash fundraiser to send American and Basque students who are living in Sequim and Port Angeles to Young Life Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
The car wash will be in Tarcisio restaurant’s parking lot, 609 W. Washington St.
The Sequim/Port Angeles Basque youth program, in association with Summer in the USA, offers Basque teens from northern Spain an opportunity to visit the U.S. for the month of July.
For more information, email email@example.com.
Master Gardener walk
SEQUIM — Veteran Master Gardener Bill Wrobel will lead a walk through the Clallam County Master Gardener Woodcock Demonstration Garden at 2711 Woodcock Road at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Wrobel will provide advice to local gardeners on what needs to be done this month and how to perform selected tasks.
He also will discuss problems that can crop up this time of year.
The sessions are part of the “Walk and Talk in the Garden” educational series.
The walks are held the second Saturday of each month through October.
SEQUIM — Sequim Prairie Grange will host an ice-cream social benefit at the grange at 290 Macleay Road from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Banana splits and sundaes will be available for $5 donations to Relay for Life.
For more information, phone Shelley Smith at 360-681-3881.
Deaf group picnics
SEQUIM — The Sequim Deaf Coffee House will hold its fourth annual picnic at Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave., from 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday.
Hot dogs and a drink are $2, and hamburgers and a drink are $3. Cheese is 50 cents.
The picnic will include raffles, and attendees can win door prizes.
Attendees should bring their own folding chairs and cash, as no checks will be accepted.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEQUIM — The Co-op Farm & Garden, 216 E. Washington St., will hold its annual Customer Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
In addition to special promotions, the co-op will pay the sales tax on all purchases.
A petting zoo, live music, food and prizes are planned.
PORT TOWNSEND/JEFFERSON COUNTY
Open horse show
PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County 4-H Horse Program will host its annual Open Pre-Fair Horse Show at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St., on Saturday and Sunday.
Performance classes will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, and Western games will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Classes are $7 for performance and $6 for gaming classes.
High-point trophies will be given both days for adult, senior, intermediate and junior divisions.
Concessions will be available all weekend.
For more information or show forms, phone Tanya Schweitzer at 360-301-3559.
Global health talk
PORT TOWNSEND — Khloe Frank will present “Global Health Bolivia” at the Port Townsend Library Learning Center, 1256 Lawrence St., from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Frank is a Port Townsend resident and University of Washington student.
She will discuss her global health research and experiences during a 10-week internship in Bolivia, focusing on how social and economic inequalities affect societal health and well-being.
QUILCENE — Center Valley Animal Rescue will hold a 10th anniversary celebration and open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The no-kill animal shelter and adoption center is located at 11900 Center Road between Chimacum and Quilcene.
Animal author and pet behaviorist Steve Duno will read and sign copies of his book Last Dog on the Hill after 1 p.m.
Joining Duno will be Cora Wittekind, a longtime friend and protege of Duno’s and a professional dog trainer.
Wittekind manages Paradise Ranch Pet Resort in Hollywood.
Visitors can ask questions about their pets, and Duno and Wittekind will provide answers.
Tours of the ranch, activities, snacks, raffles and cupcakes are planned.
For more information, phone 360-765-0598 or email info@centervalleyanimalrescue.
Grange cleanup set
PORT TOWNSEND — A “Fluff Up” of Port Townsend’s Quimper Grange will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The public is invited to join the work party.
Attendees should bring work gloves; organizers will provide tools, food and drinks.
Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona St. off Sheridan Avenue.
For more information, phone 360-385-0456.
Solar Tour Saturday
PORT TOWNSEND — A free, self-guided Jefferson Solar Tour featuring eight Port Townsend homes and one business will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Tour-goers can pick up tour maps at Power Trip Energy, 83 Denny Ave. in Port Townsend’s Glen Cove Industrial Park.
This year’s tour introduces the Solar Bike Tour Poker Run, where participants get a playing card for every tour site visited by bicycle before returning to Power Trip Energy to play their hand by 4 p.m.
Power Trip Energy will host an optional “Spin Your Meter Backwards” presentation at 10 a.m.
A post-tour party with food and an outdoor concert with electric violinist Geoffrey Castle will be held at Power Trip Energy from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, visit www.powertripenergy.com/tour.htm.
Last modified: July 12. 2012 5:22PM