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What's New at the Market

The Sequim Open Aire Market outdoor season continues Saturday, May 16, on Cedar Street in downtown Sequim. It features about 60 local vendors every week. Area farmers bring fresh produce, flowers and farm products. Juried artists and craftspeople bring woodwork, hand-tooled jewelry, clothing, ceramic art and other locally-made items. Fresh food, coffee and live music complete the scene.

This Saturday, three community organizations are recognized via the Suzanne Arnold Community Booth program: The Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club, Sequim Noon Rotary and Guide Dogs for the Blind. Visitors can learn about some of the work the groups do.

Saturday's featured musician is Lee Tyler Post, new to the market this season. He is a nationally touring performer whose style ranges from Southern blues to roots rock to acoustic soul. He performs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Market hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. See www.sequimmarket.com for more details and full information about the Sequim Open Aire Market.



Artist reception Makah artist

Makah tribal artist Bill Martin Jr. will be honored at a reception at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Peninsula College Longhouse House of Learning, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

The program celebrates Martin's solo exhibition in the Longhouse Gallery, which will be on display through the month of June.

At the reception, Martin will talk about his approach to art and how he works.

"I want people to know about my art," says Martin. "I think my art represents what you would see if you lived among the Makah, who are ocean-going fishermen who live on the coast of Washington."

Among the many pieces on exhibit are paintings and carvings, including rattles and other small objects representative of the Makah way of life.

The Longhouse Art Gallery is open from noon-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call Tor Parker at 417-6215.



Still time to take Spring Fling

The Spring Fling, a series of guided walks, hikes, bike rides and bird walks that the Dungeness River Center is sponsoring through June 10, supports center education programs and maintenance of Railroad Bridge Park.

Participants and sponsors are welcome. Spring Fling events listed are on the River Center Web site, www.

dungenessrivercenter.org.

All Spring Fling events are free for Spring Fling participants. Suggested donations for others is $5.

Information also is available at the River Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

It's not too late to participate in Spring Fling on your own or to join a biking, walking, hiking or birding team. If you have questions about Spring Fling, contact Julie Jackson, juliejackson@wavecable.com or 683-1355.

Lyn Muench will lead walks from Morse Creek trestle to the beach (May 15), and from Johnson Creek trestle to Sequim Bay State Park (May 24). And, there's still time to join her team, the Spring Strollers, a group whose members each aim to walk 30 miles by June 10.

During Spring Fling, Doug and Gretha Davis, leaders of Life is GOOD, will lead hikes on Dungeness Spit (May 16), at Fort Worden (May 19), at Robin Hill Park (June 2), and on Miller Peninsula (June 9).

John Bridge, leader of High Country Hikers, will lead hikes on the Upper Dungeness Trail (May 15), Lower Gray Wolf Trail (May 22), Tubal Cain Trail (May 29), and Deer Ridge Trail (June 5).

Dave Jackson, leader of Swift Swallows, will lead bird walks in the Dungeness Recreation Area (May 28) and along the Dungeness River Dike (June 1).

Powell Jones will lead bike rides along various sections of the Olympic Discovery Trail on May 17, May 31 and June 4.

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