WEEKEND: Sing-along, solar homes tour, children’s carnival among Peninsula offerings

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NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, July 18.

A community sing-along and campfire, a tour of solar homes and a children’s carnival are among the activities planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

For more information on performances of “Les Miserables” in Sequim and other arts news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment magazine.

Information also is available in the interactive calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.


Library campfire

PORT ANGELES — A community sing-along and campfire will take place behind the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 6:30 tonight.

Participants are invited to bring a blanket or a lawn chair and settle in for an evening of music, marshmallows and a visit from the Port Angeles Fire Department.

Music will be led by musicians Dan and Carrie Cobb.

Children will have an opportunity to see a firetruck up close and visit with local firefighters from Clallam County Fire District No. 2.

The community sing-along is part of the library’s summer reading program, “Fizz! Boom! Read!”

For more information, visit www.nols.org; phone 360-417-8500, ext. 7705; or email youth@nols.org.

Roller derby car wash

PORT ANGELES — Port Scandalous Roller Derby will host a car wash at Les Schwab Tire Center, 2527 E. U.S. Highway 101, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The So Fresh and So Clean Car Wash is by donation.

Proceeds will go toward support for the roller derby league.

For more information, visit www.portscandalous.com or www.tinyurl.com/PDN-PSRDcarwash.

PAHS car wash

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School choirs will host a car wash at the Chevron gas station, 601 E. First St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

They will raise funds for their 2015 spring break trip to New York City.

More than 100 members of four choirs are planning to sing at several locations, see some Broadway shows and visit the Statue of Liberty during the trip.

For more information, phone Kim O’Keefe at 360-808-2052.

Norwegian dance

PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway will host their weekly Norwegian dance at 131 W. Fifth St. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Dance instruction is planned beforehand at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is $2 for members and $3 for nonmembers.

This is an all-ages, no-smoking and no-alcohol event.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/SonsOfNorwayOfPortAngeles.


Healthcare.gov talk

SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon today.

The event is free. New members are welcome.

The topic is “Failure to Launch: How Obama Fumbled HealthCare.gov.”

Discussion topics, which concern domestic and foreign policy issues, are taken from the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions 2014 Briefing Book and from Foreign Affairs, the bimonthly publication of the Council on Foreign Relations.

For more information, phone John Pollock at 360-683-9622, email jcpollock@olypen.com or visit http://tinyurl.com/SequimGreatDecisionsDiscussion.

Elks garage sale

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks will hold the group’s annual charity garage sale at 143 Port Williams Road from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

No early birds, please.

For more information, phone 360-582-1144.

Head Start picnic

SEQUIM — The first Head Start reunion will be held at Carrie Blake Park by the playground from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

All parents, children, grandparents and staff who have been involved with the program are invited to attend.

Potluck participation is optional.

For more information, phone Susie Rapelje at 360-460-6175.

Outdoor Club hike

SEQUIM — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Ned Hill Trail on Saturday.

This is a moderate hike of 2.2 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 850 feet and a high point of 3,450 feet.

For start time and location, as well as requirements, email olympic.outdoor@gmail.com.

Sunday breakfast

SEQUIM — A $5 Sunday breakfast will be prepared and served at VFW Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St., from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday.

All are welcome.

Breakfasts will be held every Sunday.

For more information, phone Amber Wheeler at 360-683-9546, email secretary@vfwpost4760.com or visit www.vfwpost4760.com.

Yoga class set Sunday

SEQUIM — A Farm Flow yoga class will be held at the Old Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

There is a suggested donation of $8; first-timers are admitted free.

The class is led by Julia Buggy.

The class features alignment cues, core work and moving with breath, followed by a deep relaxation.

All ages and levels are welcome. Participants are asked to bring their own mats.


Hospital blood drive

PORT TOWNSEND — A blood drive is planned at Jefferson Healthcare hospital from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today.

Today’s drive at the hospital auditorium at 834 Sheridan St. aims to make up for drives that have been canceled in places that lack air conditioning.

Because of hot weather, blood drives have been canceled where there is no air conditioning, such as in churches and community centers, said Kate Burke, hospital marketing manager.

The Puget Sound Blood Center anticipates losing about 300 of the usual summer blood drive donations.

Jefferson Healthcare and Puget Sound Blood Center are extending blood drive hours to accommodate work schedules and provide ample opportunity to help, Burke said.

Drop-ins are welcome. Appointments can be made at 800-398-7888.

Yarn trunk show

PORT TOWNSEND — The Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop, 126 Quincy St., will host a Dream in Color Trunk Show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is free.

New yarn lines will be for sale.

For more information, visit www.bazaargirls.com.

Solar power home tour

PORT TOWNSEND — A self-guided tour of four solar homes is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Participants can pick up maps for the Jefferson Solar Tour at 83 Denny Ave.

A “Spin Your Meter Backwards” Solar 101 presentation is planned there at 10 a.m.

Homes open at 11 a.m.

For more information, visit www.powertripenergy.com.


Carnival slated

COYLE — An outdoor children’s carnival sponsored by the Coyle Women’s Club is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The carnival will be at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, 923 Hazel Point Road.

Admission is free.

There will be pony rides, lawn games with prizes, a pet parade with an awards presentation and live music.

The club will sell coffee, lemonade, hot dogs and cookies.

The event is a benefit for the Coyle emergency medical technicians of Jefferson County Fire Protection District No. 2.

For more information, contact Norman Johnson at 206-459-6854 or johnson5485@msn.com, or visit www.tinyurl.com/PDN-CoyleCarnival.


Outdoor Club hike

QUILCENE — The Olympic Outdoor Club will hike the Mount Zion Trail on Sunday.

This is a moderately easy hike of 4.6 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 1,300 feet and a high point of 4,274 feet.

For start time and location, as well as requirements, email olympic.outdoor@gmail.com.


Genealogical meeting

CHIMACUM — Gary Zimmerman, president of the Fiske Genealogical Foundation, will present “Genealogical Treasures from On-Line Books” at a Jefferson County Genealogical Society meeting Saturday.

The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

For more information and updates on lectures offered in the months ahead, visit the Jefferson County Genealogical Society website at www.wajcgs.org, email JCGSWash@gmail.com or phone 360-385-9495.


Forks blood drive

FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge will host a blood drive today.

The drive will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the lodge at 941 Merchants Road.

For more information, phone 360-374-2524.

Last modified: July 17. 2014 3:32PM
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