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In addition to Crabfest, the North Olympic Peninsula will host dances, plays, benefits and lectures this weekend.

For more information on other arts and entertainment, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, in today’s PDN.

Other events are listed in this section — and in the PDN’s Peninsula Calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.


Memorial dance

PORT ANGELES — The Bob Boardman Memorial Dance is planned at Black Diamond Community Hall on Saturday night.

The evening of contra dances will start with a beginners’ workshop at 7:30 p.m.

The bands start at 8 p.m. at Black Diamond Community Hall, which is about 2 miles south of town at 1942 Black Diamond Road.

Admission is a suggested $7 for adults and $3 for youths, with funds going toward the Bob Boardman Fiddle Tunes Scholarship.

The dance is in honor of Boardman, who was killed by a mountain goat in Olympic National Park on Oct. 16, 2010.

A few of the groups he played with — including the Black Diamond Fiddle Club of Port Angeles and BOB (Buddies of Bob) — will perform, with Laura Mé Smith calling the dances.

For more information about the community contra dances and the Bob Boardman Fiddle Tunes Scholarship Fund, email Tom@shindler.us or Erran.Sharpe@gmail.com, or phone 360-457-5667.

Habitat plans ‘Soiree’

PORT ANGELES — Barbecued oysters and a silent auction will highlight Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s fourth annual “Soiree by the Sea” on Saturday.

The fundraiser will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Port Angeles Yacht Club on Marine Drive.

Tickets are $20. They can be purchased in advance at The Habitat Store, 728 E. Front St. in Port Angeles; by phoning 360-681-6780.

Tickets also will be sold at the door.

The soiree will feature wines and hors d’oeuvres from several local restaurants and wineries, and oysters barbecued to taste.

Entertainment will be provided by singer Michael Rivers.

A silent auction will offer more than 40 donated gifts and entertainments, including a helicopter tour through the Olympics, a yacht cruise on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and a full auto detail.

Proceeds from the event will support Habitat’s mission of working in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing.

Homeowners invest “sweat equity” into building their own homes and pay back the cost of materials through a no-interest mortgage that typically lasts 20 to 30 years.

Buddhist talk tonight

PORT ANGELES — Devan Miller, president of the Port Angeles Dzogchen Sangha Buddhist group, will offer a talk titled “The Power of Your Thinking! Tibetan Buddhism 101” at the Port Angeles Library tonight.

The discussion about suffering, the path to happiness and the Four Noble Truths will start in the library at 2210 S. Peabody St. at 7 p.m.

The teaching is free. Suggested donation is $10-$20.

Miller, a longtime Port Angeles resident, recently returned from an internship at the Dzogchen Buddhist Retreat Center in Oregon.

Friday’s gathering will be his first public teaching.

For more information, phone him at 360-477-5445.

Genealogy event

PORT ANGELES — Juan Ruiz will present “Computer Research Tips and Tricks — Questions and Answers” at a meeting of the Clallam County Genealogical Society on Saturday.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be from 10 a.m. to noon at First Baptist Church, 105 W. Sixth St.

Ruiz is the owner of AskJuan Computer Services.

He suggests attendees email computer questions to juan@askjuan.net before the meeting, and he will provide answers within his presentations.

For more information, phone the genealogical society at 360-417-5000 or email ccgs@olypen.com.

Auction at coin meet

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Coin Club plans an auction of coins Saturday.

The club will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The event is free and open to the public.

Compost sale benefit

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles chapter of DeMolay will hold a Garden Glory compost sale at the Masonic Temple, 622 S. Lincoln St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The compost is in 1.5-cubic-foot bags, weighing about 60 pounds, and will be sold for $5 each.

DeMolay members also will fill containers brought to the site.

Information on how to use compost will be provided.

This is the first time Garden Glory has been available in bags.

The compost has been sold in bulk from the Port Angeles Regional Transfer Station since 2007.

All proceeds go to DeMolay, an international organization dedicated to preparing young men to lead successful, happy and productive lives.

The Port Angeles chapter formed in 1926.

For more information, phone Skip Hutchison at 360-460-3605.

Beekeepers meeting

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers Association will meet at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., on Sunday.

An apprentice beekeeping class will begin at noon, followed by a general business meeting at 1 p.m.

Comb honey will be the featured topic.

Interested beekeepers and the general public are invited to attend.

For more information about NOPBA, phone Cindy Ericksen at 360-477-9335 or visit www.NOPBA.org.

Zen meditation set

PORT ANGELES — The NO Sangha Zen meditation group will hold a Zazenkai — a one-day Zen retreat — from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The retreat will be at Murre Cottage, 420 W. Third St.

Visitors can come and go during the day.

Alternated zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation) and private, individual instruction will be available.

Silent coffee/tea breaks and a vegetarian soup and bread lunch will be offered.

A Sutra, or chanting service, will be held at 10 a.m.

At 1 p.m., Kristen Larson, a Master of the Diamond Sangha, will give a Teisho, the word for a Master’s Dharma Talk, on “Wu-men Kuan, Case No. 13, Tung-shan’s Three Pounds of Flax.”

For directions or more information, phone 360-452-5534 or email NOSangha@aol.com.


Geology lecture

SEQUIM — Geophysicist and educator Linda Holmberg will speak at the October meeting and luncheon of the Clallam branch of the American Association of University Women at noon Saturday.

The public is invited to the lecture at Las Palomas Mexican Restaurant, 1085 E. Washington St.

Holmberg will present “Geohazards in Deepwater Drilling.”

Reservations should be made by today to 360-417-1152 or 253-226-4768.

AAUW membership is open to all who hold an associate, equivalent or higher degree from a qualified educational institution.

Zoo fellow speaks

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society will host a Smithsonian National Zoological Park post-doctoral fellow at a special presentation today.

Christopher Tonra, who works in the Migratory Bird Center at the national zoo, will present “Impacts of Obstruction to Salmon Migration on Riparian Ecosystems on the Olympic Peninsula.”

The free lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson St.

Tonra will discuss an ongoing study of the effects of dams on nutrient subsidies to freshwater food webs from the marine environments.

The research involves tracking ecological impacts on salmon migration and thus marine-derived nutrients on aquatic and terrestrial food webs.

The presentation will deal primarily with the aquatic side of this research, which is focused on American dippers, key consumers of aquatic nutrients and good indicators of stream ecosystem health.

He also will discuss his work on other songbirds and tree rings to assess the effects of dams on terrestrial food webs.

Novel discussion

SEQUIM — Willa Cather’s novel My Antonia will be discussed during the Sequim Library’s October book discussion at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Cather’s My Antonia is about spirit, strength and soul, embodied in the character of a Nebraskan prairie Bohemian immigrant, Antonia Shimerda.

Shimerda’s story is told through the eyes of her childhood friend, Jim Burden.

Copies of the book are available in multiple formats at www.nols.org and at the Sequim Library.

For more information, phone 360-683-1161.

Elks benefit slated

SEQUIM — A luncheon/fashion show benefit for Sequim Elks Lodge charities will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The event will be at the Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Fashions will be provided by Lost Mountain Country.

Prizes and giveaways are planned at the event, which is open to the public.

Tickets are $16 and are available from the Lodge at Sherwood Village, 660 Evergreen Farm Way; through the Elks Lodge at 360-683-2763; or via Ladies of Elks President Maggie Morgan at 360-582-1690.

Old-time fiddlers

SEQUIM — The Washington Old Time Fiddlers will play live music at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay 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.

Publisher lecture

SEQUIM — The Sequim PC Users Group will host a presentation on “Getting Started with Microsoft Publisher” at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The presentation will be in the computer lab, Room E-3, Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

There is no charge to attend. Donations are accepted.

The Microsoft Publisher desktop-publishing program can be used to quickly produce professional-looking newsletters, brochures and other printed products.

The presentation will be followed by an open forum for questions on any computer-related topic.

For more information, visit www.spcug.net.

Home Depot busy

SEQUIM — The Home Depot in Sequim, 1145 W. Washington St., will offer workshops Saturday and Sunday.

A kids’ workshop is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Children can learn how to build a firetruck.

Safety and security workshops will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Saturday, as well as Oct. 20 and 27.

The workshops will focus on removing fire hazards from homes; detecting smoke, fire or carbon monoxide in homes; extinguishing fires using a fire extinguisher; creating fire escape plans; creating lighting plans to determine the type of security lighting needed for the home; retrofitting existing flood lights with motion-sensor security lights; and installing solar-powered motion-sensor security lights.

“Weatherize Your Home” will be from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, as well as Oct. 20 and 27.

Attendees will learn how to conduct a heat-loss audit to prepare for winter weather; how to stop heat loss and save money with energy-efficient window, door and garage door maintenance; recognize advantages of various insulation products; and discuss installing a storm door to reduce drafts.

“Installing Crown Molding” will be from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, as well as Oct. 21 and 28.

Participants will learn to select molding for their project, how to measure and plan installation, how to cut crown molding with a compound miter saw and a coping saw, and how to install the molding.

Anniversary party

SEQUIM — Over the Fence, 112 E. Washington St., will hold a 16th anniversary celebration from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

A crew of seven will close the store at 2 p.m. to restock the 5,000-square-foot space with fall and Christmas decor and reopen for a party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Refreshments will be served, and door prizes will be given away every 30 minutes during the party.

For more information, visit www.overthefencesequim.com.

Sequim Pumpkin Patch

SEQUIM — The Sequim Pumpkin Patch offers pumpkins, horseback rides, mazes and a catapult each weekend through Oct. 31.

The business on U.S. Highway 101 at Kitchen-Dick Road is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

The cornfield maze is $5 for youths ages 12 and younger, and $10 for ages 13 and older.

For $5, horseback rides are available, or people can use a catapult to send pumpkins flying for a chance at a $100 prize. There also is a straw maze that is $5 for youths and free for adults.

Snacks such as kettle corn, corn on the cob, corn dogs and apple cider are available for purchase.

Visitors can pick a pumpkin, and field trips and birthday parties can be accommodated.

For more information, phone Lassila at 360-461-0940.


Bird-migration cruise

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend Marine Science Center will host the second of four fall bird-migration cruises Saturday.

The three-hour tours around Protection Island and Rat Island are from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., aboard Puget Sound Express’ Glacier Spirit, an enclosed motor yacht that leaves from Point Hudson Marina.

Tours also are scheduled this Saturday as well as Nov. 24 and Dec. 31.

Tickets are $55 per person, or $50 for members of the marine science center, Burke Museum, Audubon members or the Washington Ornithological Society.

Onboard refreshments are available.

Protection Island, which is at the mouth of Discovery Bay, is a National Wildlife Refuge.

For reservations, phone the Port Townsend Marine Science Center at 360-385-5582, ext. 104, or 800-566-3932, or email cruises@ptmsc.org for additional information.

Irish fiddle class

PORT TOWNSEND — Crossroads Music’s Cliff Self will present an Irish fiddle workshop from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

This is the first event in Crossroad’s monthly Fiddle Flavor of the Month series at the music shop, 2100 Lawrence St.

Self will reveal some of the secrets of Irish ornamentation and will teach two traditional tunes from the Emerald Isle.

Participants should have one year of experience or more.

Attendees should bring a fiddle and a recording device.

The cost is $20.

To RSVP, phone 360-385-1471.

Artists show work

PORT TOWNSEND —Six area artists will show their work at GreyBird Barn, 11 Carroll Ave. in Glen Cove near Port Townsend, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Diane Gale will offer wood-fired and glazed ceramics for the kitchen and home.

Linda Jarvis will display her mixed-media paintings, sculpture and assemblages that often feature crows, ravens and other animals.

Along with photo-etched jewelry and narrative boxes, Shane Miller will show her translucent mixed-media boats.

Lynn Anju will show an array of etched jewelry.

Donna Snow will display Asian-inspired collages.

For more information, phone 360-379-5421.

Library book sale

PORT TOWNSEND — The Friends of the Port Townsend Library’s annual fall used-book sale will be held at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., on Saturday.

The sale will open at 8 a.m. for Friends members and 9 a.m. for the general public and continue until 3 p.m.

Gently used books, CDs and DVDs for adults and children will be available.

Except for specially priced books, all adult items will cost $1 and children’s books 50 cents.

Starting at 1 p.m., bags of books will sell for $2.50.

All proceeds go to fund library programs.

For more information, phone 360-379-1061.

Dance at grange

PORT TOWNSEND — The Second Saturday Community Dance at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., will be from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals will play the tunes with calls by guest caller Sherry Nevins.

Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 3 to 18 and free for those younger than 3.

For more information, visit www.ptcommunitydance.com.

Library friends meet

PORT HADLOCK — The Friends of Jefferson County Library will meet at the library, 620 Cedar Ave., at 11 a.m. today.

Brad Collier will discuss information services provided by Jefferson County Library.

Friends of the Library meetings are held the second Friday of each month.

Explorers to hold walk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers will host a club walk Saturday in Port Townsend.

Participants will meet at Subway, 1300 Water St., at 9:30 a.m. to register for the walk.

The group will drive to the North Beach County Park to begin this walk.

A 6.2-mile walk will wind through the series of Cappy’s Trails, residential areas and the batteries on Artillery Hill in Fort Worden State Park.

A 3.1-mile walk is held entirely in Fort Worden State Park.

For more information, phone Frances Johnson at 360-385-5861.


Shred documents

FORKS — First Federal’s Forks branch, 131 Calawah Way, will host a free community shredding event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Individuals are encouraged to bring sensitive paper for shredding on site by LeMay Mobile Shredding, a professional shredding company.

Shredding documents helps ensure privacy and prevent identity theft.

There is no charge for the service.

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.

Last modified: October 11. 2012 5:22PM
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