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Recipes, runs and parties are planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
For information about the Port Angeles Symphony’s season-opening POPS Concert & Dinner — Family Night Out events this weekend, as well as other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, in today’s edition.
Fresh recipe demo
PORT ANGELES — Oven Spoonful chef Dave Long will demonstrate how to prepare warm spinach salad and tomato soup at the Port Angeles Farmers Market on Saturday.
The demonstration will begin at 11 a.m. and run until 1 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
Long will use fresh, local ingredients available at the farmers market.
“Dave’s demonstrations are always a lot of fun, informative and delicious,” said market manager Cynthia Warne.
“These demonstrations are a great way to learn simple recipes using fresh, wholesome ingredients that are quick and easy to prepare.”
The Port Angeles Farmers Market is held at The Gateway center, corner of Front and Lincoln streets, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday.
For more information, phone Warne at 360-460-0361.
PORT ANGELES — A ribbon-cutting and block party will celebrate the new $3.8 million esplanade on Railroad Avenue from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.
A brief ceremony is set from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Captain’s Plaza area of the esplanade, on the west end near where Railroad Avenue and North Oak Street connect.
That will be followed by a block party with cake, radio-controlled plane and car demonstrations from Pacific Rim Hobbies on Railroad Avenue, and food from Smugglers Landing and Next Door Gastropub, said Edna Petersen, owner of Necessities and Temptations gift shop and an organizer of the event.
Next Door will donate the proceeds of its $3 tacos to Healthy Families of Clallam County, while Smugglers Landing will donate its proceeds to the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, Petersen said.
Humane Society representatives will have animals for adoption, while Necessities and Temptations will host face-painting and glitter tattoos, Petersen added.
Next Door will host local folk acoustic guitarist and songwriter Mickey Burnett at the block party, pub co-owner Justin Tognoni said.
Autism game day
PORT ANGELES — Autism Family Game Day is set at the Clallam County YMCA on Saturday.
The free game day for families with children with autism will be from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the YMCA at 302 S. Francis St.
Families can play interactive games and board games.
For more information, contact Sarah Lovejoy at the Capernaum Center for Autism at 360-797-4850 or firstname.lastname@example.org, see the group’s Facebook page or stop by its resource center at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 132 E. 13th St., between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursdays.
PORT ANGELES — In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Healthy Families of Clallam County will host a 5K/10K run/walk charitable event Saturday.
The race will begin at 11 a.m. at City Pier and continue along the Olympic Discovery Trail.
Registration is $35 for adults and $10 for children, and includes a T-shirt while supplies last.
Discounted family rates also are available.
Registration is available online at http://tinyurl.com/pdn-race.
On-site registration will begin on City Pier at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/pdn-healthyfamilies or phone Healthy Families of Clallam County at 360-452-3811.
Walk for the poor
PORT ANGELES — The annual Friends of the Poor Walk will be held along the Olympic Discovery Trail from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Registration opens at 11:45 a.m. the day of the race.
This year, the route will start at the Hollywood Beach entrance to the Olympic Discovery Trail at City Pier and will go east with a turn around at the Francis Street Park area.
The walk will raise funds for the St. Vincent de Paul Society to help those living in poverty in Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend.
The goal for Port Angeles this year is $3,500, all earmarked to shelter homeless families in the Port Angeles area.
For more information or to register before the day of the walk, phone 360-457-5804.
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will continue education classes during its regular last-Saturday-of-the-month open house.
The class will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the society’s Research Center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Society members report that the classes are proving to be popular with the public.
A beginners genealogy class is set for 12:30 p.m., with a Census workshop at 2 p.m.
Suggested donation for each class for nonmembers is $5 to cover materials.
There is no charge for society members.
RSVP for the classes to 360-417-5000.
For more information, visit the Research Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays or visit www.olypen.com/ccgs.
PORT ANGELES — As part of Park View Villas’ monthlong Viva Mexico! celebration, a Seattle-based mariachi band will perform at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The event is open to the public.
For more information or to attend, phone 360-452-7222.
Book club meets
PORT ANGELES — Jim Lynch’s novel Border Songs will be discussed by members of the Port Angeles Library’s Man Up for the Book Club at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Lynch details the political turbulence that divides rural Whatcom County on the Washington-Canada border caused by policies on immigration, marijuana and farming.
Man Up is a free book club that explores the working man’s experience on the frontiers of land, family, labor and discovery.
A balance of fiction and nonfiction features authors and settings of the Pacific Northwest.
Print copies of the book are available at the library while supplies last. Pre-registration for this program is not required; drop-ins are welcome.
The Port Angeles Library is located at 2210 S. Peabody St.
For more information, visit www.nols.org and click on “Events” and “Port Angeles,” or contact Lorrie Kovell at 360-417-8500, ext. 7750, or email@example.com.
PORT ANGELES — The Extreme Sports Park, host of the recent sprint boat races and the Run-A-Muck Obstacle Course Challenge, will host a volunteer appreciation barbecue from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Extreme Sports Park is located at 2917 W. Edgewood Drive.
Volunteers should bring a favorite side dish or dessert, and the Extreme Sports Park will provide the meat and refreshments.
Sarah Zale poetry
SEQUIM — Writer, teacher and traveler Sarah Zale of Port Townsend will offer her poetry at the Fourth Friday Reading Series, a gathering at Rainshadow Coffee, 157 W. Cedar St.
Zale will read at 6:30 p.m. today. Admission is free. Her books will be available for purchase.
Zale is author of Sometimes You Do Things, a new poetry collection inspired by the city of Detroit, specifically its history and effort to transform itself.
Zale also has written The Art of Folding, a book of poetry that came after she traveled to Israel and Palestine with the Compassionate Listening Project.
The Fourth Friday Readings also have an open-mic section after the featured writer.
Those interested in reading their poetry or prose are invited to come at around 6 this evening, put their names in the hat and plan on sharing up to five minutes of material.
For guidelines and more details, email Fourth Friday Reading Series organizer Ruth Marcus at Rmarcus@olypen.com.
Aviation group meets
SEQUIM — Norm Coote will present “Bonanza Cross Country: Salem, Ore., to Fairbanks, Alaska” at a meeting of the Experimental Aviation Association No. 430 on Saturday.
The group will meet at 10 a.m. at Hangar No. 15 at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane.
The event is open to the public.
SEQUIM — The second annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday.
The 2.3-mile walk/run will begin at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St.
Registration is available at http://act.alz.org/nop in advance. Registration on the day of the event will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Donations will be accepted, and donors of $100 or more will receive a T-shirt.
The local goal is to raise $28,940, and as of Thursday morning, contributions totaled $31,832.92.
Opening ceremonies and a Promise Garden presentation will be held from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., with the walk/run starting at 11:30 a.m.
The closing ceremony will follow at 12:30 p.m.
The walk route is scenic, flat and wheelchair-accessible.
A full route map with information on directions, turn-backs and water stations will be available.
A light breakfast will be served before the walk.
For more information, visit http://act.alz.org/nop or phone Pam Scott at 360-461-3402.
MAC volunteer BBQ
SEQUIM — The Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley is celebrating its volunteers with a barbecue Sunday.
The Volunteer Appreciation barbecue will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the historical Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road.
Lunch, including vegetarian options, will be provided, and the Eden Valley Strummers will play.
Volunteers may bring guests and are asked to RSVP to MAC Exhibit Center manager Steph Ellyas at 360-683-8110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than 100 people volunteer for the MAC organization across its four Sequim facilities.
For more information about MAC volunteer opportunities, visit www.macsequim.org.
Elks breakfast benefit
SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge will host a benefit breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
The breakfast will be at the lodge at 143 Port Williams Road.
The cost is $8 per person.
Menu items are waffles, scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, sausage links, fruit, juice, coffee and tea.
Proceeds support the Elks National Foundation.
Sylvia Herold performs
PORT TOWNSEND — Sylvia Herold will perform as part of a trio in the last of this season’s Key City Cabaret concerts at 8 tonight.
Tickets to the show at the Key City Playhouse, 419 Washington St., are $15 at www.KeyCityPublicTheatre.org and 360-385-5278.
Herold, who lives in Oakland, Calif., predicts her set will travel from swing to pop classics and back, from “Jeepers Creepers” to “The Look of Love” and, for comic relief, “Lydia the Tattooed Lady,” a 1939 ditty sung by Groucho Marx.
Performing with her will be her upright-bassist husband, Chuck Ervin, and local clarinetist John Morton.
Herold’s concert caps 2013’s Key City Playhouse series presented by the nonprofit Key City Public Theatre and the Toolshed Soundlab studio in Port Townsend.
PORT TOWNSEND — Kathryn Hunt will introduce her debut book of poetry, Long Way Through Ruin, at 7 tonight.
Hunt, a documentary filmmaker and freelance writer who grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and moved to Port Townsend 11 years ago, will read from and sign copies of her book at the Writers’ Workshoppe, 234 Taylor St.
Admission is free. The book will be available for $15.
PORT TOWNSEND — First Federal will host free community shredding Saturday.
Free shredding will be provided from 10 a.m. to noon at the Port Townsend branch, 1321 Sims Way, to help people dispose of sensitive documents in a secure way.
Shredding will be done on site by LeMay Mobile Shredding, a professional shredding company.
Types of documents to bring include old tax returns, account statements or any paperwork with account or Social Security numbers or other personal information.
Five bags or five boxes per vehicle are allowed.
Attendees should be prepared to keep the bags/boxes.
Shredding also is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Forks branch at 131 Calawah Way, and Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Sequim Village branch at 1201 W. Washington St.
PORT TOWNSEND — A screening of the new documentary “Blackfish” will be held at the Rose Theatre, 235 Taylor St., at 1 p.m. Saturday.
“Blackfish” is described as a psychological thriller featuring an orca.
The film tells the story of Tilikum, an Icelandic transient whale, and his human victims as the backbone of a critical investigation into the marine-park giant Sea World Entertainment.
The screening is co-sponsored by Puget Sound Express, the Rose Theatre and the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for children.
Ken Balcomb, who’s featured throughout the film and is the executive director of the Center for Whale Research in Friday Harbor, will hold a question-and-answer session following the screening.
Balcomb is a pioneer in photo-identification of cetaceans and is the founder of “Orca Survey” (1976), a study of Pacific Northwest Southern Resident orcas.
For more information, phone 360-385-5582, email email@example.com or visit www.ptmsc.org.
BEAVER — A retirement party for former Forks and Port Angeles high school librarian Eve Datisman will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The party will be at Sally Milici’s home, 122 Bloedel Blvd.
The community — with an emphasis on her former students, colleagues and friends from her years in Forks — are welcome to attend.
The party has a theme, “50 Shades of Eve,” and attendees should wear sunglasses.
A money tree will be available.
Libations and cake will be provided, and guests can bring hors d’oeuvres along with cards and memories to share.
JOYCE — An all-you-can-eat benefit breakfast is planned at the Crescent Bay Lions Club, state Highway 112 and Holly Hill Road, on Sunday.
Breakfasts are planned from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Sunday morning, except holidays, until the Sunday before Mother’s Day in May.
The cost is $6 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and younger.
The menu includes eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham and sausage or bacon.
Proceeds help Crescent Bay Lions members support Crescent School yearbooks, scholarships for Crescent High School seniors, holiday food baskets, glasses for the needy and other community projects.