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Concerts, anniversary celebrations, work parties and festivals are happening across the North Olympic Peninsula.
For more information on other arts and entertainment, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, in today’s PDN.
There’s also “Fights at the Field,” an outdoors Mixed Martial Arts show at Port Angeles’ Civic Field, at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Other events are in the “Things to Do” calendar, available online at www.peninsuladailynews.com.
PORT TOWNSEND/JEFFERSON COUNTY
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Food Co-op will throw a 40th anniversary party at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., from 2:40 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. Sunday.
The event is free and open to the public, with dance music by New Forge.
Food samples are planned from Dented Buoy Pizza and Cape Cleare Salmon.
Vendors will be on hand, and there will be a kids’ play area.
In a co-op member VIP room, there will be Port Townsend Brewing Co. beer, selected wines and catering by InSeason Catering, as well as an anniversary cake baked by Candace Hulbert of Uptown Catering/Candace’s Cookies and served at 5 p.m.
Parking is limited; attendees are asked to carpool or take public transportation.
The co-op store at 414 Kearney St. in Port Townsend will close at 3 p.m. for the party. For more information, phone 360-385-2831, ext. 308, or visit www.foodcoop.coop.
Kiwanis car show
PORT TOWNSEND — The 23rd annual Port Townsend Kiwanis Classic Car Show will be at Memorial Field in downtown Port Townsend on Saturday.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on Washington Street in front of the stadium.
The vehicle registration fee is $25.
Gates will open to the public at 9:30 am.
The spectator admission fee is $5 for those 13 and older and $1.50 for those 5-12. Active military personnel and their families will be admitted free.
This year marks the 63rd anniversary of the Kiwanis Club of Port Townsend and the 23rd annual Classic Car Show for entries from 1974 and older.
Newer and unique cars are welcome to come and show off as well.
Car show proceeds go toward local youth scholarship and community service programs.
For car show information, phone Ed Zinser at 360-385-6568 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHIMACUM — The fourth annual Back to School Clothes Swap will be held at the Chimacum Elementary multipurpose building/gym at the south end of the Chimacum School campus, 91 West Valley Road, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The swap passes on — free of charge — good used clothing that children have outgrown.
Children’s clothing in sizes 5-16, shoes and backpacks can be brought to the gym building from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
Donors receive a voucher for the number of items brought in.
Clothing also can be purchased for $1 apiece at the swap.
Last year’s swap drew more than 60 families, including people from Sequim and Port Angeles, organizer Elma Beary said.
More than 850 items were swapped and 367 items sold, she said.
Clothing brought in on donation days should be clean and ready to wear.
Back-to-school kits with supplies for each grade are also available for $10.
Free children’s books also are distributed at the event.
Volunteers can shop beginning at 8 a.m.
For more information, visit http://csd49.org/chs and click on “Back to School Clothes Swap.”
QUILCENE — The fourth annual wine- and beer-tasting benefit for the Quilcene Historical Museum is set for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
This year’s tasting will be held at the new Linger Longer Outdoor Theater on Columbia Street next door to the museum.
Tickets for the tasting are $15 and can be purchased at the Quilcene Village Store, Plaid Pepper Gift Shop or the museum.
Tickets also will be available at the door.
Joe Euro, owner of Port Townsend’s Wine Shop, will coordinate the wine-tasting.
“Joe’s expertise in wine-tasting is legendary, and he will provide a wonderful variety of wines to sample,” said Cleone Telling, a volunteer organizer along with Linda Kelly.
Port Townsend Brewing Co. will provide beer.
Jue Pu Duo of Bainbridge Island will perform music.
Speciality vendors, cheese and bread samples, and light dining from J’aime Les Crepes of Kingston also are planned.
All proceeds support museum operations.
For more information, email event co-chairs Telling at email@example.com or Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flagler concert set
NORDLAND — The Friends of Fort Flagler’s summer concert series will continue with Chantilly Lace at Fort Flagler State Park’s Battery Bankhead at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The bankhead is at 10541 Flagler Road.
The cost is $8 for adults, $15 for families and free for children 18 and younger.
Chantilly Lace plays oldies rock ’n’ roll, rockabilly, country rock and blues with a repertoire that spans almost 50 years, including its own brand of ’50s and ’60s music.
For more information, email email@example.com
Free Lunch Friday
PORT HADLOCK — Free Lunch Friday will be offered for children and teens in Port Hadlock at Irondale Church, 681 Irondale Road, on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to noon through Aug. 31.
There will be a healthy variety of food served.
A collaboration of four churches in Port Hadlock — Community United Methodist Church, Irondale Church, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and Peach Lutheran Church — is sponsoring the program.
No reservations are needed. For more information, phone 360 385-1720.
Work party set
PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend’s Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Board will hold a work party to improve the Westside Loop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Work will be along the Baker Street right of way from the 22nd Street to 25th Street right of way.
Anyone wishing to help should meet trail volunteers at 9 am at the intersection of 20th and Baker streets.
The existing trail is steep and narrow, and the board would like to reconfigure the switchbacks so the trail is negotiable by bicycle as well as by foot.
Parking is available along 20th Street between Howard and Baker streets near the Hamilton Heights neighborhood.
Since the group will be doing major treadway work, the tools to bring are shovels, pulaskis, grub hoes, mattocks, rakes, saws, brush-clearing tools — such as loppers and clippers — and work gloves.
Snacks and water will be provided.
For more information, phone Jolly Wahlstrom at 360-379-3362.
PORT ANGELES — Donated school supplies collected during the summer will be distributed at an annual back-to-school event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The distribution will be at Jefferson Elementary School, 218 E. 12th St.
Donations were collected at “Stuff the Bus” events this summer.
Donors filled a yellow bus with supplies to be given free to students in kindergarten through 12th grade who need them.
Proof of income is not required.
Students and their parents also are offered free barbecue, an immunization clinic and dental checkups from the SmileMobile; information booths for community youth organizations will be available.
PORT ANGELES — A reunion for all Port Angeles High School alumni is set at the Port Angeles Yacht Club, 1305 Marine Drive, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday.
Soft drinks, water and appetizers will be provided.
Cocktails will be available for purchase from the yacht club.
The cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple.
For more information, email Lloyd or Sandi Eisenman at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit tinyurl.com/d68l7yu.
PAHS ’77 reunion
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School Class of 1977 is holding its 35th class reunion at the Peninsula Golf Course Clubhouse at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
In addition to the Saturday evening social, the weekend also will include a golf event at 1 p.m. Saturday and a walk-run-bike gathering at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at Port Angeles City Pier.
The reunion committee has not been able to find all of its class members.
Those who would like to attend are encouraged to email PAHS77@aol.com or check out the Class of ’77 Facebook site for registration material.
Nonprofit open house
PORT ANGELES — New Leash on Life, a nonprofit that provides canine companions for people with disabilities, will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The open house will be held at 183 Alderwood Creek Drive, which is 2 miles up Monroe Road. Drivers should turn right on Bigelow and then left on Alderwood Creek Drive.
Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Safeway and Walmart.
Donations will be accepted.
For more information on New Leash for Life, phone 360-670-5860.
Lake Crescent signing
PORT ANGELES — Peninsula Daily News historical columnist Alice Alexander will sign copies of her new book, Lake Crescent: Gem of the Olympics, at the Museum at the Carnegie, 207 S. Lincoln St., at 6:30 p.m. today.
It is hosted by the Clallam County Historical Society and Odyssey Bookshop.
This is Alexander’s fifth book, all of them historical accounts of the North Olympic Peninsula.
Lake Crescent features many old and new photos of early resorts once located around the lake.
Most of the old photos come from the postcard collection of Rex Gerberding.
Others are from the Clallam County Historical Society and Olympic National Park collections.
A few are from residents of the lake, including area photographers such as Tom Roorda and John Gussman, and Carl Alexander.
The book is designed to showcase the large photographs along with early history of the resorts.
All local bookstores will carry the book, and it will also be available at Necessities and Temptations gift shop, Olympic Stationers, Wagner’s Grocery, Jim’s Pharmacy, Lake Pleasant Store and the Forks Timber Museum.
For more information, phone the historical society office at 360-452-2662.
Roller derby bout
PORT ANGELES — Port Scandalous Roller Derby’s Brawl Stars will match up with the Hellgate Rollergirls of Missoula, Mont., at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
The bout will be held at Olympic Skate Center, 707 S. Chase St.
Doors will open at 6 p.m.
A beer and wine garden will be available.
Tickets are $10 in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com or Bada Bean! Bada Bloom!, 1105 E. Front St., or $12 at the door.
PORT ANGELES —Harbinger Winery, 2358 W. U.S. Highway 101, will host a revue of famous Broadway show tunes at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Soprano Jaie Arianna and baritone Joel Yelland will be accompanied by LeRoy Davidson on selections from shows such as “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Jekyll and Hyde” and “West Side Story.”
Harbinger Winery will be pouring some of its “sold-out” vintage library wines by the glass in honor of the Broadway show.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.
For more information or to RSVP, phone 360-452-4262.
Railroad Bridge Park
SEQUIM — Railroad Bridge Park will celebrate its 20th anniversary with cake, lemonade, exhibits and demonstrations today.
The party will start with refreshments and displays at 4:30 p.m. in the amphitheater just outside the Dungeness River Audubon Center, the park’s visitor center at 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.
At 5 p.m., Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Councilwoman Theresa Lehman and Chris Gutmacher, president of the Peninsula Trails Coalition, will share the park’s story.
The park is the site of a trestle built across the Dungeness River in 1915.
It became the first half-mile of the Olympic Discovery Trail through Clallam County in 1992.
The trail now extends east and west of Railroad Bridge Park for more than 40 miles, with legs of it running through Port Townsend, Sequim, Port Angeles and points west.
Eventually, it is to stretch from Port Townsend to the Pacific Ocean at LaPush.
To learn more about Railroad Bridge Park and the River Center, visit www.DungenessRiverCenter.org or phone 360-681-4076.
Paws in the Garden
SEQUIM — “Paws in the Garden: An Artists for Animals Benefit” will be conducted at Vision Landscape Nursery, 131 Kitchen-Dick Road, this weekend.
The benefit will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Artists will display their work alongside exhibits operated by such animal welfare groups as Peninsula Friends of the Animals, Welfare for Animals Guild, Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, Equine Rescue and Therapy for the Pacific Northwest and the Northwest Wildlife & Raptor Center.
Those interested in displaying their work should phone 360-683-2855 or email email@example.com.
SEQUIM — “Wheels Across the Decades,” a motorcycle and classic car show benefit for The Answer For Youth, will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The benefit will be at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.
In addition to the car and cycle show, there will be live music, silent and “people” auctions, a cake walk, a PG-13-rated burlesque show and a game of “Name That Tune.”
A “reverse” dunk tank will splash volunteers from the top down.
A teriyaki chicken and rice dinner with salad, bread and dessert will be served at 3 p.m.
Dinner tickets are $20 and include beverage and a door prize entry.
The Answer For Youth is a Port Angeles-based nonprofit that provides services to at-risk youths.
For more information, phone Executive Director Susan Hillgren at 360-670-4363 or 360-477-0247.
Wind Rose celebrates
SEQUIM — Wind Rose Cellars, 155 W. Cedar St., will celebrate its first anniversary Saturday.
Wind Rose will be open from 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with appetizers and wine discounts planned.
Jake Reichner will perform original music from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
No cover charge is planned.
SHS ’92 20th reunion
SEQUIM — The Sequim High School Class of 1992 will hold its 20th class reunion today through Sunday.
A meet-and-greet is planned from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at 7 Cedars Casino in Blyn.
Craig Werts’ band starts playing at 9 p.m.
On Saturday, breakfast is set from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Oak Table Cafe, 292 W. Bell St., Sequim.
That evening will be the main event, an adults-only dinner from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Bushwhacker, 1527 E. First St., Port Angeles.
Admission will be $37 per person or $74 per couple. Payment can be made at the door.
RSVP is requested in advance for the dinner only at firstname.lastname@example.org or the class Facebook page under April’s Poll Post.
On Sunday, a family picnic is set from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave., Sequim.
For more information, phone Becky “Kirner” Stoughton at 541-390-3190 or April “Metcalf” McNamara at 202-460-4448, or visit http://tinyurl.com/7sjc2oa.
Events at pet store
SEQUIM — Pet food store Best Friend Nutrition will host two events Saturday: a demonstration from The Honest Kitchen from noon to 4 p.m. and a “Meet the Breed” event with therapy dogs from Clallam County from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The store is at 680 W. Washington St., Suite B-102.
Product representative Danielle Medina will bring information, product samples and door prizes featuring The Honest Kitchen’s 10 food formulas for dogs and cats as well as treats and supplements.
The Honest Kitchen makes dehydrated products for pets that feature human-grade, minimally processed whole foods.
The “Meet the Breed” event is a departure from past events in the series.
“Our August program features the uniquely wonderful therapy dogs living in our community that bring love and joy to older and younger people in nursing homes and reading programs in Clallam County,” said store owner Hope Williams.
“And since therapy dogs come in all shapes, all sizes and mixed or pure breeds, this program is accessible to everyone.”
Champion Pet Foods will provide a trial-size bag of Orijen or Acana dog food to those attending.
Best Friend Nutrition is owned and operated by Hope and Jim Williams.
For more information, phone 360-681-8458.
SEQUIM — The 17th annual Rendezvous for Raptors, a benefit and celebration of the Northwest Wildlife & Raptor Center, will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The benefit will be at 4734 Sequim-Dungeness Way.
The suggested donation is $10 at the door, and children are admitted free.
The event will include a live raptor display at 2 p.m.
Music from Hazelnut Grove, Kentucky Bullfrog and The Cruzin’ Bluzers will begin at 3 p.m.
A barbecue will begin at 5 p.m., with a raffle and auctions to follow.
The event is a potluck; guests can bring a favorite dish and an item to grill.
Use of the barbecue, a keg of microbrew beer, soft drinks and tableware will be provided.
Attendees also should bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited.
Kids salmon derby
SEKIU — The annual Clallam Bay-Sekiu Lions Club Kids Salmon Derby is Saturday.
The derby is for children from 5 to 14 years old.
Registration starts at 5:30 a.m. at Olson’s Resort and Van Ripers Resort. There is no entry fee.
Weigh-in must be done by noon near the Lions Club swings.
Prizes and refreshments for kids also will be by the Lions Club swings.
Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-largest legal salmon catches.
For more information, questions or to donate, phone Adam Campbell at 360-461-6701 or Roy Morris at 360-963-2442.
Last modified: August 16. 2012 4:47PM