Live music, belly dancing part of weekend events

In addition to Sequim Lavender Weekend, which runs from today through Sunday, other events are planned for the northern Olympic Peninsula.

Concerts at the Grange will host events at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Featured guest artists are members of the Carpe Diem String Quartet — Charles Wetherbee, violin, Marisa Ishikawa, violin, Korine Fujiwara, viola, and Ariana Nelson, cello.

The Carpe Diem String Quartet, a big favorite of the Festival, opened the season with pianist George Lopez.

All concerts are free to the public. Spectators are encouraged to reserve their place in the barn or on the lawn in advance via TicketStripe. To access the TicketStripe site, select “Free Tickets Required” on the home page at www.concert or “Concert Reservations” under the Programs & Donors tab.

The barn audience must wear masks during the performance.

Guests who prefer to sit outside are welcome to sit on the lawn; outside guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Amplifiers surround the barn so that outside patrons can hear the performance wherever they choose to sit.

The farm is open to visitors at noon each concert day. At 1 p.m., the barn doors open for barn patrons to reserve their seats. Walk-in customers will be seated based on space remaining.

On Saturday, the Carpe Diem String Quartet will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet in D major, K.575; Emilie Mayer: String Quartet in E minor; Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major, Op. 74 “Harp.”

On Sunday, the Carpe Diem String Quartet will perform: Josef Haydn: String Quartet in G major, op. 76; Emilie Mayer: String Quartet in E minor; Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major, Op. 74 “Harp.”

Backwoods Hucksters at PT Brewing Co will host a barn dance at 7 p.m. Friday at Victor’s Lavender Farm, 3743 Old Olympic Highway in Sequim.

The Backwoods Hucksters feature Joey Gish on fiddle and Sean Divine on harmonica, backed by Cort Armstrong (guitar), Paul Stehr-Green (bass) and Adam Amr (drums).

Free entry. Food and drink, including Maribel’s homemade tamales, lavender sausages and assorted wine, beer and cider, will be on sale.

ART Jamfeaturing 12 artists working in pain, wood, clay, collage, metals and pastels, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Rock Hollow Farm, 505 E. Silberhorn Road in Sequim .

The event is paid and open to the public.

• Shula Azhar belly dance show will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St. in Port Angeles. A donation of $5 is suggested.

The dance will feature Kanikah & Talia with modern music.

Shula Azhar is well known for her dynamic choreography and ornate costumes in an array of different Middle Eastern dance styles including Egyptian Cabaret, Saidi, American Cabaret, Lebanese, Turkish Rom & Cabaret, Persian, Bollywood, Khaleeji and fusion style.

The Loom Bar will be open with wine, beer, soda, coffee, tea and snacks available for purchase, and there will be open dances to try out belly dancing moves after the show.

• The Port Townsend Heritage Association will lead walking tours of downtown Port Townsend at 11 a.m. Sunday through August 28.

Tours meet in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St.

The 90-minute tours last about 1 ½ miles and are mostly level, according to a press release from the association.

Tickets are $10 per person and are free for children under 12.

Tickets can be purchased at the start of the tour or online at

Bob Cain will present “Fall and Winter Gardening” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The talk, part of the Clallam County Digging Deeper Master Gardeners series, will return to Zoom this week.

Cain will share tips on growing vegetables in the northern Olympic Peninsula in fall and winter.

Cain will discuss environmental factors affecting plant growth, selection and timing, the use of insulation materials to extend the season, and common pitfalls and strategies to mitigate them.

For more information and meeting link, visit

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will conduct a JeffCo Repair Event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The community event takes place at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Art Building, 4907 Landes St.

Members of the public are encouraged to bring broken household items to the event for volunteers to attempt to repair.

JeffCo Repair, funded by a grant from the Washington Department of Ecology, is one way to divert repairable devices from the landfill.

The center plans to schedule additional repair events across the county beginning in October.

For more information or to volunteer, email Mandi Johnson at [email protected] or visit

La Grange Chimacum will host a pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday as part of Chimacum’s 11th Interdependence Day celebration.

The meal will be served at the barn hall, 9572 Rhody Drive.

The menu includes buttermilk spelled pancakes, pork sausages, coffee and orange juice for $5 per person, kids eat free.

The pancakes will be made with spelled flour donated by Finnriver Grain Co. and other ingredients donated by the Chimacum Corner Farmstand; the sausage was donated by Doyle Yancey of Egg and I Pork.

Food is only available for 100 diners, according to a press release from Grange.

The Strait Turners Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners will host Turn-a-thon 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The woodturning celebration will take place at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

Club members will be outside the center demonstrating shooting techniques on four laps throughout the day.

Community members will have the opportunity to try operating a wood lathe.

Turned wood items and a variety of local and exotic hardwoods will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Brian Johnson at 828-989-3350.

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