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Radio station KSQM holds its third annual Pork in the Park event at the 116th Sequim Irrigation Kids Day and Festival Family Picnic from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, May 7, at the Guy Cole Convention Center at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim.
Doughnuts and breakfast dogs are available at 10 a.m.; Jeremiah’s BBQ pulled-pork sandwiches will be sold at the event.
Discount tickets for a sandwich, chips and a drink can be purchased for $8 before the event at either KSQM studios or Jeremiah’s BBQ. Sandwiches alone are $8 at the event.
Free sandwiches will be served to those who bring a pig on a leash.
Proceeds support the radio station. Call 681-0000.
Clallam Conservation District offers a free field workshop on landscaping with native plants from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Dungeness Recreation Area.
Conservation District manager Joe Holtrop conducts the workshop, which includes plant identification, cultural requirements, aesthetic attributes and environmental and wildlife habitat benefits of more than 25 native trees and shrubs.
Preregistration is required. Call 452-1912 ext. 5.
Boating season festivities at John Wayne Marina
Sequim Bay Yacht Club invites the public to join the Irrigation queen and princesses on Saturday, May 7, to celebrate the opening of the 2011 boating season at John Wayne Marina in Sequim. At 1:30 p.m. the flag ceremony and commissioning of the club will be held at the marina flagpole, with club officers in uniform, a bagpiper to pipe the colors, the blessing of the fleet and firing of the signal canon. At
2 p.m., the boats parade and do maneuvers in Sequim Bay.
Membership in the club is open to all, even non-boaters; visit sequimbayyachtclub.org.
Mother’s Day/Cinco de Mayo breakfast
Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated at a Shane Park fundraiser breakfast from 8:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, May 8, at the Port Angeles Masonic Temple, 622 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles.
Prices are $5 for adults and $4 for children.
Power squadron meets
North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron meets Monday, May 9, at The Cedars at Dungeness restaurant, 1965 Woodcock Road, Sequim.Social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a program.
Jonathan Michienzi of the Office of Air and Marine, a division of U. S. Customs and Border Protection, is the speaker.
The cost is $19 per person. Call 683-1444.
Here are the Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus, served at 4:30 p.m. at Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, 251 S. Fifth Ave. Suggested donation $3. Menus are subject to change. 24-hours reservation required. Call 683-8491.
Thursday May 5 — Sopa de albondigas/meatball soup, taco salad, tres leches cake
Friday May 6 — Minestrone soup, pizza, Caesar salad, fresh strawberries
Monday May 9 — Spinach salad, chicken Parmesan, buttered noodles, green beans, mixed berries
Tuesday May 10 — Green salad, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, dessert
Wednesday May 11 — Beet salad, Polish sausage, sauerkraut, baked beans, dessert.
Master Gardener deals with dahlias
Washington State University Master Gardener Betty Ashland speaks on “Cultivating Dahlias in Your Garden” at noon Thursday, May 12, in the county commissioners’ meeting room of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.
The free presentation covers planting times, depth, watering and fertilizer needs as well as digging and storing the tubers.
The brown-bag luncheon talk is part of the Master Gardeners’ “Green Thumbs Garden Tips” series. Call 417-2279 with questions.
Boating course offered
North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron offers “America’s Boating Course” from
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 14-15, at Rainbow’s End RV Park, 261831 U.S. Highway 101, Sequim.
The course is for both sail and power boaters.
Course completion meets requirements for the Washington State Boater Education card.
Cost is $36 per person, plus $10 for a second person working out of the same book.
Call 457-1215 or 683-1444.
Laff Pack meets
The Laff Pack Clowns hold their regular monthly meeting 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 73 Howe Road, in Agnew.
Volunteer to extend Olympic Discovery Trail
The Peninsula Trails Coalition seeks volunteers for work on the Olympic Discovery Trail. With the Port Angeles Public Works Department, the coalition is resurfacing the section using the former Milwaukee Railroad corridor from 10th Street to the western city limits. The project includes drainage repair, brush and tree removal, and a new trail surface on the railroad grade. To participate or for information, contact Chuck Preble, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 683-4549.
Science and poetry of ‘The Forgotten Rainforests’
Dr. Dominick DellaSala speaks on “The Forgotten Rainforests” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the Peninsula College Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Ave., Port Angeles. A scientist and conservationist, DellaSalla argues the vital importance of temperate rain forests such as those within Olympic National Park.
The evening opens with a related reading by award-winning poet Alice Derry.
Admission is free; a reception and book signing will be held after the talk.
Dream Machines roll into Relay for Life
Peninsula Dream Machines hosts a Classic Car Show at the Relay for Life Event from
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Clallam County Fairgrounds. The show, with food,
music and trophies, benefits Relay for Life.
Registration is $20. Call 461-9008.
Bring vintage vehicles to Historic District Parade
The City of Port Angeles, Clallam County and the Clallam County Historical Society are seeking vintage autos, wagons and buggies to participate in the Port Angeles Civic Historic District parade at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Vehicles should be pre-1959; there is no cost to be in the parade. Call Patti Morris at 461-9008 or e-mail email@example.com.
Music and movies band deadline
The deadline for bands to apply to participate in the weekly concert series proposed for June 28-Aug. 30 at the James Center for Performing Arts bandshell is Friday, May 6. Send a press kit, including a CD and written request to participate to City Clerk, 152 W. Cedar Street, Sequim, WA 98382. Bands will be paid. Call 683-4139 for more information.