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The last ranger-guided Aldwell lakebed walk, a class on civil disobedience and the 12th annual Bear Creek Chili Cookoff and Potluck are among the activities offered on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
For arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, in today’s edition.
Brewery tours set
PORT ANGELES — Free tours of Twin Peaks Brewing and Malting Co.’s brewery will be held Fridays and Saturdays throughout this month.
The brewery is located at 2506 W. 19th St.
It opens at 2 p.m. today and noon Saturday.
Craft sale, flea market
PORT ANGELES — Highland Commons senior living will hold its fourth End of Summer Craft/Flea Market at 1703 Melody Circle from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday.
There also will be a baked-goods table and food available for purchase.
‘Smart Meter’ film
PORT ANGELES — Canadian director Josh del Sol will appear to introduce his film “Take Back Your Power: The ‘Smart Meter’ Agenda Unveiled” on Saturday.
Free screenings will be held at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
This film investigates “the smart meter program being rolled out worldwide without most people’s consent.”
Information on “alarming issues about health, privacy, property rights, corporate fraud and the vulnerability of the smart grid” is presented in the film.
Del Sol will be available to answer questions after the screening.
For more information, visit www.takebackyourpower.net or phone 707-824-0824.
PORT ANGELES — One last free guided ranger walk in the former Lake Aldwell bed will start at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Olympic National Park rangers, who have led the interpretive walks all summer, take visitors through the landscape being created by the river following last year’s removal of Elwha Dam.
Together, they have an up-close look at shifting sediments, old and new vegetation, giant stumps logged a century ago and the river re-establishing itself.
The walks begin at the former boat launch at the end of Lake Aldwell Road, which turns north off U.S. Highway 101 just west of the Elwha River bridge.
Visitors should wear sturdy walking shoes or boots and be prepared for windy conditions with no shade.
The guided portion of the walk will last about an hour.
For more information about Elwha Discovery Walks, phone the Elwha Ranger Station at 360-452-9191.
For more information about Elwha River restoration, including links to the project webcams, weekly dam-removal blog and Elwha River restoration Facebook page, visit the Olympic National Park website at http://tinyurl.com/Elwha-Restoration.
Hot springs book
PORT ANGELES —Teresa Schoeffel-Lingvall, a descendant of the owners of the old Olympic Hot Springs resort, will sign her new book, The Olympic Hot Springs, at Country Aire Natural Foods, 200 W. First St., at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The old Olympic Hot Springs resort opened to the public with the original owners — Schoeffel-Lingvall’s great-grandparents Billy and Margaret Everett — in 1909. Her grandparents, Harry and Jean Schoeffel, took over operations until the resort closed in 1966.
Schoeffel-Lingvall wrote the book out of love for her grandparents and to “pay tribute to a historical legacy that ended too soon.”
The book contains research and photography from local historical collections.
Another book-signing is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Suzon’s Coffee Lounge, 145 E. Washington St. in Sequim.
The book will be sold in Port Angeles at Marine Drive Chevron, Country Aire, Olympic Stationers, Port Book and News, Swain’s General Store, Walgreens and Shadow Mountain General Store; in Sequim at Rainshadow Books and Hardy’s Market; the Forks True Value store; and The Imprint bookstore in Port Townsend. It is also available through www.Amazon.com.
Ham radio classes
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Amateur Radio Club will host technician and general license instruction classes that begin Saturday.
Free classes will continue Sept. 14 and 21 at the Port Angeles Fire Station, 102 E. Fifth St.
These three days will be based on chapters from the ARRL technician or general class manuals.
The session Sept. 21 will consist of a class and a review before the final exam at 1 p.m.
Although classes are free, there is a $15 processing fee for the exam.
The class is taught by local members of the Ham Radio Operators of the Clallam County Amateur Radio Club and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service group.
Class candidates can order the books directly from the American Radio Relay League at www.arrl.org/catalog or purchase them through Dennis Tilton at 360-452-1217.
To register, phone Chuck Jones at 360-452-4672 or Tilton.
First aid-CPR course
PORT ANGELES — A first-aid and CPR-AED training course will be offered by Clallam County Fire District No. 2 on Saturday.
The training will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fire District No. 2 station at 700 Power Plant Road.
The cost for both is $40.
First-aid training will be offered only from 8 a.m. to noon for $30.
The CPR-AED session will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., also with a fee of $30.
Registration is available at the Fire District No. 2 offices, 102 E. Fifth St.
For more information, phone 360-417-4790.
Stop the Checkpoints
PORT ANGELES — The Stop the Checkpoints group will celebrate its fifth anniversary during a meeting at the Museum at the Carnegie, 207 S. Lincoln St., at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The group was formed to protest U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints on the North Olympic Peninsula.
It advocates “the defense of civil liberties, defending immigrant workers and their families, an end to racial profiling, raids and detentions and are opposed to the establishment of a police state on the Olympic Peninsula or anywhere.”
The group will discuss the ongoing labor dispute at Sakuma Brothers Berry Farms in Skagit County and the belief that guest worker visas are anti-worker.
Cancer survivor dinner
PORT ANGELES — The annual Cancer Survivor Dinner will be in The Landing mall’s upstairs banquet room, 115 E. Railroad Ave., from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
A buffet-style dinner will be catered by Smugglers Landing.
Cancer survivors are invited to bring along guests.
China in Africa talk
SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will discuss “China in Africa: Savior or Self-Interest” from 10 a.m. to noon today.
The group will meet at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Topics include China’s motivations for engagement in Africa’s and China’s growing emphasis on political ties and natural resource extraction.
Discussion topics, which concern domestic and foreign policy issues, are taken from the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions 2013 Briefing Book and from Foreign Affairs, the bimonthly publication of the Council on Foreign Relations.
New members are welcome.
For more information and a schedule, visit http://tinyurl.com/3h27utj.
SEQUIM — The Computer Genealogy Users Group will meet at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.
Kit Stewart will present “Steps to Genealogy, a Start for Beginners and an Excellent Review for the Advanced.”
This is the briefer version of a longer course Stewart gave last summer.
It covers the highlights of how to start doing genealogy and serves as a refresher program for people who have been doing genealogy for a while.
Useful Internet websites and examples of popular subscription programs available at local research centers will be offered.
The meeting is free and open to those interested in computer genealogy.
Helmet safety event
SEQUIM — A helmet safety clinic for bicyclists and skateboarders will be presented by the Sequim Police Department on Saturday.
The free clinic will be at the Trinity United Methodist Church parking lot, 100 S. Blake Ave., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Police have purchased 30 skateboard helmets and 72 bicycle helmets through a $700 grant awarded by the Local Living Program via the Walmart Foundation.
The helmets will be available for free to children 18 or younger and developmentally disabled adults who live within the Sequim School District boundaries who are in need of a helmet.
The helmets were purchased through Helmets R Us, a Tacoma nonprofit company that supplies quality helmets at affordable prices to schools and community organizations.
All residents are encouraged to bring in their helmets for inspection and a proper fit by a police officer.
A complimentary barbecue lunch will be hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church.
For more information, phone police at 360-683-7227.
Navy band concert
SEQUIM — Navy Band Northwest’s Concert Band will present a free concert at the James Center for the Performing Arts, 563 Rhodefer Road, at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Bring lawn chairs, blankets, family and a picnic to enjoy a free afternoon of music.
Along with free public concerts, Navy Band Northwest provides musical support for official military ceremonies. It regularly performs at change-of-command ceremonies, commissioning and decommissioning ceremonies, retirement ceremonies, ship and aircraft arrivals, and pass-in-review ceremonies.
Talk on dahlia care
SEQUIM — Washington State University Master Gardener Florence Larsen will share techniques for planting, growing, showing and overwintering dahlias at a “Class Act at Woodcock Garden” educational series event Saturday.
The series is held at 10 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road.
Larsen, a Master Gardener since 2006, will demonstrate spring and summer dahlia care and overwintering choices.
The series is free and open to the public.
For more information, phone 360-417-2279.
Craft fair slated
SEQUIM — The Sequim Center for Spiritual Living will hold its third End of Summer Handmade Craft Fair on Saturday.
The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St.
Twenty local crafters will have handmade items for sale.
There also will be a bake table and food, including pulled pork sandwiches.
Final ice-cream social
SEQUIM — Summer’s coming to an end, and so are the Sequim Prairie Grange ice-cream socials.
The final social will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Banana splits or ice-cream sundaes will be offered for $5, with proceeds benefiting the grange and its projects.
The Grange Hall is located at 290 Macleay Road.
For more information, phone Shelley Smith at 360-681-3881.
‘Forgotten Hero’ story
PORT TOWNSEND — “York: The Forgotten Hero” delves into the life after a man who was born a slave journeys with William Clark and Meriwether Lewis.
Robert Bartlett, an Eastern Washington University professor will bring York, the sole African-American on the Lewis and Clark expedition, to life tonight.
In a 40-minute performance to start at 7 p.m., Bartlett covers more than two years of York’s fate — one that Bartlett believes brought York back to Montana.
Admission is by donation to the program, part of the Jefferson County Historical Society’s First Friday lecture series at historic City Hall, 540 Water St.
Better Living tales
PORT TOWNSEND — After two months off, First Friday Storynight will return tonight to Better Living Through Coffee, 100 Tyler St.
The gathering of storytellers and listeners will go from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with Pam McWethy sharing the tale of Jumping Mouse.
Admission to storynight is a suggested donation of $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Host Brian Rohr also will offer old folk tales and fairy tales, told in his particular style and leavened by his drum.
Finally, an open-mic section is always part of Storynight. Attendees are invited to bring a short story, song, dance or poem to share.
For more details, phone Rohr at 360-531-2535 or visit www.BrianRohr.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — An introduction to civil disobedience and training on how to resist peacefully and safely, regardless of whether one wishes to be arrested as part of a protest, is set Saturday.
The free training will be held at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Teachers are Caroline Wildflower and Julia Cochrane, both trained civil disobedience experts, and Liz Goldstein, an experienced activist.
The morning will be devoted to presentations on the status of the KeystoneXL pipeline and the coal train/shipping terminal projects. The civil disobedience training follows a brown-bag lunch.
“The idea for the training came from a gathering of 40 concerned residents to discuss the climate crisis and whether it was time to confront government with peaceful civil disobedience in order to get some reasonable action to protect the environment for future generations,” said co-organizer and former Port Townsend Mayor Kees Kolff.
The event is sponsored by the fellowship’s Green Sanctuary Committee and the Social Justice Council.
An RSVP is helpful, but walk-ins are welcome.
To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT TOWNSEND —The East Jefferson Beekeepers invite members of the public to a special meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.
The theme of the meeting is “The Honeybee and Her Products.”
Members will bring in samples of their own homemade honey for tasting. They also will show off various lotions, soaps and candles made with honey.
Club member Cal Lomsdalen will answer questions about beekeeping and some of the issues beekeepers face.
The club decided to invite the public to this meeting after winning a blue ribbon for best interactive booth at the Jefferson County Fair last month.
PORT TOWNSEND — Students and their parents are invited to an open house at Surpass the Class Literacy & Learning Center, 211 Taylor St., Suite 31-A, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Surpass the Class, founded by Beth Miller, specializes in individualized educational therapy for students who struggle with reading or who have language-based learning differences such as dyslexia or dysgraphia.
Visitors can check out the facility, review materials used in individual therapy sessions and learn how multi-sensory, research-based methods are adapted to each student’s abilities and needs.
Visitors also can enter a drawing to receive an assessment package for half-price.
The individualized package includes a student assessment, written report and 45-minute consultation with the student’s parents.
FORKS — The Forks Library will hold storytime for preschool children at 10:30 a.m. today, the first in a series of Friday events through Dec. 13 at the Forks Community Center, 91 Maple Ave.
Storytimes feature activities such as rhymes, songs and dancing based on books geared toward young children to create literacy opportunities and language skills, and to promote a love of learning early in a child’s life.
Facilitators also will offer tips for parents and caregivers on effective ways to talk, sing and play with children.
Due to the remodeling project underway at the Forks Library, all of the library’s youth events are held at the community center. Other limited library services are offered at the ICN Building, 71 N. Spartan Ave.
Chili cookoff set
BEAVER — The 12th annual Bear Creek Chili Cookoff and Potluck will be held at Hungry Bear Cafe, Milepost 206 on U.S. Highway 101, on Saturday.
The event is free and open to the public, but a vat of chili for judging or a dish for the potluck is urged.
Chili cookoff contestants can set up anytime after 8 a.m., with a cook’s meeting at 11:30 a.m. and a cooking start time of noon.
Judging of chili will begin at 3 p.m., and guests can dig in at that time.
Free hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided.
Live music from the Soul Ducks will be from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
For more information, phone 360-327-3225.