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A Renaissance fair, Mustang car show and plethora of plant sales are among the attractions this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For information about other arts and entertainment events, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News' weekly entertainment guide, in today's edition.


Senior citizens fair

PORT ANGELES — The second annual Staying Independent Fair will be held at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

The fair is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/c24ql8m.

Renaissance fair

PORT ANGELES — Maypole Faire XIX will be presented by the Jefferson and Clallam counties' members of the Society for Creative Anachronism on Saturday.

The public demonstration will be held at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St., from noon to 5 p.m.

The event is free, but donations will be accepted.

Clallam and Jefferson counties are known as the “Shire of Druim Doineann” in the Society for Creative Anachronism's Kingdom of An Tir.

For more information, including cost, visit www.druim-doineann.org.

Spring Loaded show

PORT ANGELES — Commercial and culinary art will please all the senses at the Spring Loaded Art and Culinary Show at the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, organizers said.

The free show will be at the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center Restaurant at 905 W. Ninth St.

Visitors will see not only paintings but also demonstrations by students from the afternoon culinary program.

'Ethel' to screen

PORT ANGELES — Rory Kennedy's documentary film, titled simply “Ethel,” about her mother, Ethel Kennedy, will be shown twice this weekend, courtesy of the Peninsula College Foundation.

The foundation will host the Little Theater screenings at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Admission will be by donation at the theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Immigration rally

PORT ANGELES — Stop the Checkpoints is calling an Immigration Dignity Rally for Saturday in place of its regular meeting.

Participants will meet at noon at Veterans Park at Lincoln and Second streets.

For more information, phone 360-452-7534 or email info@stopthecheckpoints.com.

Saturday Science

PORT ANGELES — Children ages 7 to 12 will have the opportunity to learn about a “mystery” liquid Saturday when the Peninsula College Chemistry Club presents a “hands-on” activity, Saturday Science, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The free event will run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Kiwanis garage sale

PORT ANGELES — The Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles, in collaboration with other Kiwanis clubs in Clallam and Jefferson counties, will hold its 10th annual garage sale Saturday and Sunday.

The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the home arts building at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St.

Admission to the two-day sale is free.

All proceeds from the sale benefit Camp Beausite Northwest in Chimacum, a camp for developmentally delayed children and adults.

Retirement party slated

PORT ANGELES — A reception honoring Maureen Meier's retirement will be held at Independent Bible Church's Family Life Center, 116 E. Ahlvers Road, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

All are welcome to honor Meier for her 27 years of teaching preschoolers in the community.

In her career, she has taught more than 1,000 children in 3- and 4-year-old preschool, as well as first, second and fourth grades.

For more information, phone Olympic Christian School at 360-457-4640.

Raise guide dogs

PORT ANGELES — Puppy Pilots, a Port Angeles- and Sequim-based puppy-raiser club for Guide Dogs for the Blind, will discuss how to become a puppy-raiser for the nonprofit at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The talk will be at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

For more information, email deb@puppypilots.org.

Girl Scout benefit

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Girl Scout Troop 40762 will hold a yard-sale benefit at 801 E. 10th St. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Girl Scout members are raising funds for a June 22-29 trip to the Savannah, Ga., birthplace of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low.

For more information or to donate funds for the trip, phone Tammy Robinson at 360-670-1441.

Show 'n' Shine set

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Mustangs car club will host its 30th annual Show 'n' Shine on Saturday and Sunday.

A cruise will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Sequim QFC, 990 E. Washington St.

A required driver meeting will be held before the cruise at 10:30 a.m.

The cruise will include a stop at the Port Townsend Aero Museum, with museum admission $7.

Registration for the auto show will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at The Gateway transit center, Front and Lincoln streets, with prizes awarded at 3 p.m.

Trophies will be awarded in more than 32 classes, with additional trophies for “Hard Luck,” “Club Participation,” “Long Distance” and two sponsor's choice trophies.

The show is for Mustangs, Cougars, hot rods and customs, plus teen and fixer-upper classes.

Dash plaques will be given to the first 150 entrants.

Raffle tickets for a restored 1967 Mustang Coupe will be sold for $10 at the event.

There will be raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

Entry fee is $20 at the gate.

For more information, phone 360-683-7908, email nomc2013@outlook.com or visit www.northolympicmustangs.com.

World Organ Day

PORT ANGELES — World Organ Day will be celebrated with a musical performance at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave., from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Several organists will play a variety of pieces on the Coulter pipe organ.

The event is free, but donations will be accepted.

For more information, phone 360-457-4862.

West End stories

PORT ANGELES — Lifelong Forks resident Christi Baron will tell stories from the West End at the Clallam County Historical Society's History Tales lecture series at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Baron's talk will be at First United Methodist and Congregational Church, 110 E. Seventh St.

Parking and entry to the church's social hall are on Laurel Street.

History Tales is free and open to the public.

For more information, phone the Clallam County Historical Society's office at 360-452-2662 or email artifact@olypen.com.

Audition slated

PORT ANGELES — High school senior music students intending to major or minor in music in college can audition for $6,000 in Monday Musicale scholarships Sunday.

The auditions before three professional musicians will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave., at 2 p.m.

Students will perform a classical piece of no more than 10 minutes.

The performances are free and open to the public.

The first-place scholarship of up to $3,000 will be awarded in honor of Richard McCoy, who played an active part of Monday Musicale until his death.


Genealogy event

SEQUIM — Retired family search manager Ray Madsen will present “The War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Files” at a meeting of the Computer Genealogy Users Group from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.

The meeting will be at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

This lecture originally was scheduled for March but had to be postponed.

Madsen will discuss the 180,000 pension records available from that time period that are now housed at the National Archives.

This meeting is free and open to all who are interested in computer genealogy.

Open Aire Market

SEQUIM — Entering its 17th season of providing homespun crafts and farm fresh foods, the Sequim Open Aire Market opens its 2013 season Saturday.

The market on West Cedar Street between Second and Sequim avenues runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Opening-day festivities will include a tropical touch. Locals Mike and Erma Kuenzli join forces as Naki'i to provide shoppers with live Hawaiian music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sponsors include Brokers Group, Mountain Propane, Bell and Davis PLLC, Hanna Construction and the Sequim Lavender Growers Association.

For more information, visit www.SequimMarket.com, phone Bridge at 360-460-2668 or email manager@sequimmarket.com.

Art market/bazaar

SEQUIM — The Helen Haller Elementary Art Spring Market and Shopping Bazaar is set for Saturday.

The event will be held at the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, 400 W. Fir St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HHEART (Helen Haller Elementary Art) is a division of Helen Haller Elementary's Parent-Teacher Organization and raises money exclusively for arts education and enrichment programs at the school.

For more information, phone Jodie Coulson at 360-797-4587.

Boat parade

SEQUIM ญญ— Boats will parade around Sequim Bay as the Sequim Bay Yacht Club conducts its annual Opening Day ceremony Saturday.

The ceremony will be at 1:30 p.m. at the John Wayne Marina.

Dignitaries, including Irrigation Festival Queen Angela Bentley and her court, will join bagpiper Thomas McCurdy and a fleet of cannons to kick off the sailing season.

Home Depot event

SEQUIM — The Home Depot, 1145 W. Washington St., will host its fourth annual customer-appreciation event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The event includes a free Child Identification Program in which fingerprints, DNA swabs, dental impressions and videos of children are placed in kits for parents.

Parental permission is required for the kit.

Other activities include free water testing, a Kids Workshop, a nine-hole Putt-Putt golf course, a disc jockey, karaoke music, snacks, games and prizes.

More than 35 vendors will offer home-improvement advice.

Volunteer training

SEQUIM — Volunteer training for Peninsula Therapeutic Riding (formerly the Native Horsemanship Riding Center) will be conducted at the center, 396 Taylor Cutoff Road, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The training will explain what “equine assisted-activities and therapies” are, the benefits to clients and the community, the role of the volunteer in client lessons, safety procedures and hands-on activities with the horses.

One to three volunteers are needed to assist each client at the center. Client groups range in size from two to four people, so two to 12 volunteers are needed for each group session.

A makeup date will be announced in case of inclement weather.

For more information on the center or volunteer training, phone 360-582-0907.

Spring plant sale

SEQUIM — Master Gardeners of Clallam County will conduct a spring plant sale at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, with a half-price sale set from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The sale will offer an assortment of native plants, ornamentals and vegetable starts that have been “home-grown and nurtured by local gardeners,” meaning they are suitable for the local climate.

Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about how and where to plant a specimen, and the size and habitat to expect as the plant matures.

Remaining plants will be offered at half-price Sunday.


'Active Hope' lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — A lecture from eco-philosopher, author and activist Joanna Macy is set today.

Macy will present “Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy” at the Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the Port Townsend Food Co-op, 414 Kearney St., and www.eventbrite.com.

Storytelling event

PORT TOWNSEND — Benjamin Dennis will serve as featured teller tonight at the May First Friday Storynight at Better Living Through Coffee, 100 Tyler St.

Admission to the gathering from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. is $10, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Dennis is a mythologist and writer. Cultivating a love of story, myth, and psychology, he has been involved in ritual, rites of passage, psychodrama and storytelling.

His mythic interests include Greek mythology, Native American stories, European fairy tales and Hindu epic literature.

He has a wide variety of experience, having worked in diverse fields such as commercial fishing, construction, U.S. Air Force, investment banking and for the past 20 years as a firefighter in Seattle.

The event is presented by the Mythsinger Foundation and will be hosted by Brian Rohr.

As always on Storynight, the evening will include an open-mic section, so attendees are invited to bring their own short stories to share.

The only rules are it must obviously be a story, and no reading; everything must be shared in the ways of the oral tradition.

For details on First Friday Storynight, phone 360-531-2535 or visit www.brianrohr.com.

Trail work party

PORT TOWNSEND — A trail work party sponsored by the city's Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Board will be held at 35th Street Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Trail volunteers will finish the trail maintenance project started in March to fill in the low spots on the trail through the park.

Trail volunteers will meet at the intersection of Rosecranz and 35th streets on the north side of the park.

To find the rendezvous site, follow Umatilla Avenue until it dead-ends, turn left (south) on Rosecranz for one block, then right on 35th Street, where a pile of gravel will have been deposited by the city for trail maintenance.

Volunteers will haul and spread gravel in the mud holes.

Equipment needed will be sturdy wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes and work gloves.

The volunteer crew will work rain or shine, so dress for the weather.

Trail snacks will be served.

For more information, email walkers@olympus.net.

Fee-free Saturday

PORT TOWNSEND — Residents of Jefferson County can be admitted free to museums operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society and can enjoy a “Family Fun” program Saturday.

Free days for county residents are the first Saturday of each month at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History, 540 Water St., and the Commanding Officer's Quarters at Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way.

The drop-in “Family Fun” program is held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is appropriate for all ages.

The museum also will be open for the Port Townsend Gallery Walk from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and admission will be free.

Dodgeball tourney set

PORT TOWNSEND — A team dodgeball tournament benefit for the Jefferson County YMCA will be held at the Mountain View Commons gym, 1925 Blaine St., starting at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Seven teams are playing in the benefit with a round-robin scheduling format, guaranteeing each team will play at least six games.

Admission is by donation, and spectators are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Port Townsend Food Bank.

Admission is by cash donation, and spectators are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Port Townsend Food Bank, also located at Mountain View.

Special entertainment is also planned: a demonstration by Port Scandalous Roller Derby and by the O'Meara Dance Studio Co. The O'Meara group is selling concessions to raise funds for its own program.

Tournament volunteers are sought to help referee and keep score. Be at the gym by 10 a.m. or phone Steve Spencer at 360-774-0879 or sspencer154@gmail.com.


Friends book sale

PORT HADLOCK — The Friends of the Jefferson County Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The library has been closed closed while it is being remodeled, so the sale will be held at Short's Storage, 663 Ness' Corner Road.

Proceeds from the sales directly support programs at the library.


Garden club sale

NORDLAND — The Nordland Garden Club Plant Sale will be held at the group's clubhouse, 320 Garden Club Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Proceeds from the sale support the club's scholarships to Chimacum High School students and education and community service projects.

For more information, phone 360-379-6475 or 360-385-4461.


Documentary set

FORKS — The story of Maria Tallchief, who rose from a Native American community in Oklahoma to become America's first prima ballerina, will be screened at Peninsula College's Forks Extension at 7 p.m. today.

Sandy Osawa's PBS documentary on the legendary dancer will be shown free at 71 S. Forks Ave.

See the stars in Forks
FORKS — Students from the University of Washington’s Astronomy Department are bringing a mobile planetarium to the Olympic Natural Resources Center, 1455 S. Forks Ave. in Forks.

Ellen Matheny, the center’s director of education and outreach, said planetarium shows will run about every 20 minutes through two free two-hour programs that will be offered at the center on Saturday.

The first session, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., will be a family-focused program, with presentations and activities for children.

Saturday’s second session, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., will be for adults, with more in-depth presentations.

Telescopes will be set up outside if skies are clear.

During the 20-minute planetarium shows at both sessions, visitors will see stars, planets and other celestial
objects projected overhead and hear information about them.

At about 10 feet high and 20 feet across, the planetarium can fit about 25 people during each show.

For additional information, phone Matheny at 360-374-4556 or email her at ematheny@uw.edu.

Forks market meeting

FORKS — The Forks Open Aire Market will hold a beginning-of-the-season meeting at the Forks Community Center, 91 Maple Ave., at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The upcoming summer market season will be discussed.

Current plans are to open the market at its location south of the Forks Timber Museum, 1421 S. Forks Ave., on Saturday, May 18, and run until the first weekend of October with regular hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Those planning on selling or who would like to sell are asked to attend.

There will be time for questions and answers at the meeting.

For more information, email forksopenairemarket@live.com.

Survivor brunch

FORKS — The Relay For Life Survivor Brunch is set from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The brunch for cancer survivors will be at Forks Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave.

RSVPs are requested to Kathy Lawley at 360-327-3880.

Fishing for kids

FORKS — Fishing Day for Kids will be from 6 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The free event, sponsored by the West End Sportsmen Club, will be at the Bogachiel Hatchery Rearing Pond for children 12 and younger.

The club will have poles to loan, or participants can bring their own fishing poles and tackle.

Relay for Life funder

FORKS — A Relay for Life fundraiser dinner is planned at St. Anne's Catholic Church on Sunday.

The Mexican feast in honor of Cinco de Mayo will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the church at 511 Fifth Ave.

Dinner is by donation.

Marathon Bingo

FORKS — Soroptimists International of the Olympic Rain Forest will host Marathon Bingo on Sunday.

Bingo will be played from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

Funds raised will benefit the SOS fund, which helps defray travel expenses for cancer patients.

The Soroptimist Oncology Support fund was created five years ago to help women who travel from the West End of Clallam County to Sequim, Bremerton or Seattle with chemotherapy, radiation and doctor appointments.


West End plant sale

SEKIU — The West Enders Seniors will hold their annual plant sale at the Sekiu Community Center, 42 Rice St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Plants and bouquets will be provided by Angel Crest Gardens.

Master Gardeners from the Bogachiel Garden Club will present “Gardening for Birding” and answer gardening questions.

Students from Clallam Bay School will provide information about the community garden.

There will be garden art, paintings and other items by local artists.

Books and magazines on gardening will be for sale. Food will be prepared for lunch and snacks.

For more information, phone Kathleen Haney at 360-640-0586.


Lions host breakfast

JOYCE — The Port Angeles Lions Club will host a benefit breakfast at the Crescent Bay Lions Clubhouse at Holly Hill Road and state Highway 112 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Pancakes, french toast, eggs, meats, biscuits and gravy, and beverages will be on the menu.

Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

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