Events in Downtown come in many forms. Many are sponsored and/or produced by the Downtown Association's Promotion Committee throughout the year. In addition, our members often have an in-store event that they would like to promote and there are events created by various civic organizations that are centered in the "Heart of the Community... Downtown". We hope you enjoy your time in Downtown Port Angeles and will return often.
Awards Ceremony and Reading
Friday June 14th , 7 PM in the Carver Room, Port Angeles Public Library
2013 Peninsula College Tidepools is now available, this is Volume Number 49 (can you believe it). Tidepools is an annual publication of fiction and non-fiction prose, poetry, artwork, photography, and music with contributions by the people of the North Olympic Peninsula. Published by Peninsula College with support from the Associated Student Council and the Peninsula Daily News, it offers students a chance to gain experience producing a literary magazine.
On this evening, prose, poetry, art and photography will be presented by a number of those selected for inclusion. Special refreshments will be provided. If you come for the food, this is the night to come.
Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Friday June 28th , 7 PM in the Carver Room, Port Angeles Public Library
We are honored to present Daniel James Brown, a master of the narrative non-fiction form. I just finished this book and it is truly fabulous.
Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant.
Daniel James Brown's stirring book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. It was an unlikely quest from the start—a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, who first had to master the harsh physical and psychological demands of collegiate rowing and then defeat the East Coast's elite teams that had long dominated the sport.
The emotional heart of the story lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager from Sequim without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but to find a real place for himself in the world. Plagued by personal demons, a devastating family history, and crushing poverty, Joe knows that a seat in the Washington freshman shell is his only option to remain in college. The crew is slowly assembled by an enigmatic and determined coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat designer, but it is the boys' commitment to one another that makes them a winning team. Finally gaining the Olympic berth they long sought, they face their biggest challenge—rowing against the German and Italian crews under Adolf Hitler's gaze and before Leni Riefenstahl's cameras at the “Nazi Olympics” in Berlin, 1936.
Drawing from the boys' own diaries and journals and their vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Daniel James Brown has created a portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man's personal quest, all in this immensely satisfying book.
Published by Viking an imprint of Penguin.
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The Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles Launches Basecamp Adventure Talks on Friday Evenings Weekly speakers from June through August highlight the Olympic Peninsula’s numerous adventure options
The Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles recently launched a Basecamp Adventure Talk series to showcase the many outdoor activities and locations that can be explored on the Olympic Peninsula throughout the summer. The talks will take place each Friday evening at the hotel from 6-7 p.m. They are free and open to the public, and light hors d’oeuvres are included. Happy hour Basecamp drink specials will also be offered.
“The objective of these talks is to help more people learn about exploring the far Northwest part of our country. They’ll be informative but also a lot of fun,” said Hannah Hooper, General Manager of the Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles. “We also hope to remind people about the central location of our Port Angeles property—it truly is a fantastic basecamp for adventure on the Olympic Peninsula.” The talks will touch on many of the various adventure options available to travelers visiting the peninsula. Speakers will include ecologists, tour guides, storytellers, film makers, historians, fishermen and mountaineers.
The schedule for June and July Basecamp Adventure Talks is listed below. The talks are Fridays, 6-7p.m., at the Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles, 221 N Lincoln St:
June 14, Olympic Changes Over Space and Time
Carolyn Wilcox, owner, Experience Olympic Tours
June 21, Life With Ranger Dunbar
Alice Susong, storyteller, The Story People of Clallam County
June 28, Paddle to Quinault
Linda Silvas, owner, Native American Footprints guide company
July 5, Art on the Town
Charles Smith, Chair, Port Angeles Downtown Association
July 12, Ozette Dig and Makah Museum
Meridith Parker, general manager, Makah Cultural and Research Museum
July 19, The Olympic Discovery Trail
Chris Gutmacher and Andy Stevenson, presidents, Olympic Discovery Trail
July 26, Topic TBD
Kathy Mond, Clallam County Historical Society
Aug. talk topic possibilities (confirmed schedule soon to be announced)
Fly fishing on the peninsula
The Forks Twilight phenomenon
Japanese Tsunami debris recovery and general beachcombing
Peninsula food and wine
Mountaineering in the Olympics
Scenic hikes and photography in the Olympic National Park
The restoration of the Elwha River
|ELLIOTT'S ANTIQUE EMPORIUM at 135 East First Street, Port Angeles features "Hawaii Amor", a free performance every second Saturday of every month, 2-5 P.M. Hawaii Amor aka Roma, sings songs of Hawaii in the Hawaiian and English language, playing the ukulele, solo. Stop by and check out the awesome antiques while songs of the Islands takes you to a sunny and happy time!!|