Comic convention, candidate forums, gardening tips on Peninsula

A comic convention, candidate forums and gardening tips are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsula dailynews.com.

Rock, gem shows

Sequim Rocks of the Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association will visit the Sequim and Port Angeles libraries Saturday.

The group will be at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon; and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The drop-in program will offer fun, educational activities for rock hounds, hobbyists and aspiring geologist of all ages, according to a news release.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

CLALLAM BAY

Comic convention

CLALLAM BAY — The sixth annual Clallam Bay Comicon will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The free event will be at the Clallam Bay Sekiu Lions Club, 90 Bogachiel St.

The schedule for Saturday is:

• Noon: Costume and Cosplay Contest registration opens.

• 12:30 p.m.: “Carla Speed McNeil Takes Wing,” a presentation by Carla Speed McNeil.

• 2 p.m.: Webcomic creator Jake Richmond’s presentation “Making Webcomics for Fun! But Also for Money!”

• 3:30 p.m.: The costume contest begins.

The schedule for Sunday is:

• 12:30 p.m.: Larry Lewis’ presentation, “Minicomics and Larger Works.”

• 2 p.m.: Dennis Hondrop’s presentation “The Hollywood Story.”

• 3:30 p.m.: “The Olympic Peninsula Comicons,” by Evan Sveum and Donna Barr.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit donnabarr.blogspot.com.

Tidepool exploration

CLALLAM BAY — Feiro Marine Life Center and Clallam Bay Library staff will explore tidepools at low tide Monday.

Members of the public — junior scientists, especially — are invited to the exploration session and are requested to meet at Slip Point Lighthouse at the end of Frontier Street at 9:30 a.m.

During the event, participants can learn about sea stars and anemones.

Attendees should wear sturdy non-slip shoes.

Youth 12 years and younger are requested to be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 360-963-2414, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

FORKS

Dance lessons

FORKS — Dance lessons will be offered at the Forks Congregational Church at 7 tonight.

The lessons at the church at 280 Spartan Ave., are for people of all skill levels. Lessons are free.

Some donate to the instructors’ gas expenses but a donation is not required.

Each week begins with a review of the previous week’s lesson.

The lessons are held Fridays at the church.

Political cartoons

FORKS — A “Liberal Political Cartoon Traveling Show” will stop by the Forks Library at noon Saturday.

The free event at the library, 171 S. Forks Ave., is open to those older than 18 due to “poignant themes and images,” according to a news release.

According to a news release the event is about “current events seen through the fingers of a political cartoonist of the progressive persuasion … [with the] purpose … to entertain, inform and create a space for civil conversation.”

Voter registration will be available during the event.

For more information, contact Gayle Brauner at 360-809-4717 or liberal [email protected]

Elks bingo

FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge will host bingo games at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Early bird sessions will start at 6:30 p.m. with regular bingo at 7 p.m. at the lodge at 941 Merchants Road.

Candidate forum

FORKS — The League of Women Voters of Clallam County and the North Olympic Library System, will host a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The forum will be at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave., Forks.

A panel will feature candidates for Clallam County Commissioner District 3: Bill Peach, Howard “Mike” Doherty Jr. and Dale Wilson.

The forum is offered to help voters prepare to cast their ballots for the Aug. 7 primary election, the League said.

PORT ANGELES

Storytime

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Library’s roving Storytime on the Road series will be at the library’s parking lot today at 10:30 a.m.

Toddlers and preschoolers, as well as the adults in their lives, are invited to the storytime event at library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Candidate forum

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Peninsula Progressives will host “Candidates’ Forum 2018” today.

Doors to the event at the Sons of Norway Scandia Hall, 131 N. Fifth St., open at 5 p.m.

Candidate speeches are planned to begin at 5:45 p.m.

Candidates for Clallam County District No. 3 commissioner and Clallam County Public Utilities District commissioner, have been invited to speak and participate in a question-and-answer session.

Additional candidates will be permitted to speak, as time permits.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, text 360-640-0695 or email [email protected]

Call for trimmers

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County Habitat for Humanity seeks to form a “weed-wacker brigade” to help maintain a property at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Volunteers who have a week trimmer, brush mower or lawn edger and can offer a helping hand can sign up for the event at www.tinyurl.com/cchfh-sign-up.

Work will be done at habitat’s Maloney Heights Property at 16th and N streets.

Oxford car wash

PORT ANGELES — Area Oxford Houses will offer a car wash service from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Residents will collect nonperishable food items for a wash at the Salvation Army at 206 S. Peabody St.

Participating houses include Madrona, Lein, Sunrise, Ohana, Pine and Greenleaf.

Food items will be donated to Salvation.

Pajama storytime

PORT ANGELES — Pajama Storytime” has been set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Featured during the event are songs, crafts and stories at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The event is lead by Summer Reading Program teen volunteers and is geared towards children ages birth to 5 years old.

An additional Pajama Storytime is set for 10:30 a.m. Aug. 11.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Mosaic dance

PORT ANGELES — Clallam Mosaic will host its monthly dance from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The dance is $5, while an optional lunch is $2 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave. Accompanying caregivers are admitted for free.

The lunch will feature pork sandwiches, pasta salad, cole slaw, a fruit cup, beverages and a dessert.

Refreshments will be available.

The next dance is scheduled for Aug. 11.

For more information, visit www.clallammosiac.org.

Candidate forum

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam Progressive Coalition will host a free public panel discussion titled “Clallam County Justice: A Panel Discussion” from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Members of the public are invited to the forum at the Port Angeles Library Carver Room at 2210 S. Peabody St.

Citizens can hear from area candidates for sheriff, prosecutor and district court within a larger discussion of area criminal justice challenges.

The format will give each candidate a chance to speak for five minutes about their individual experience relating to and perspectives about justice system challenges in Clallam County and possible approaches to take, according to a news release.

A period for audience members to ask questions to the panel will follow the speeches.

The panel will be moderated by Assistant Attorney General Tim Davis.

League forum

PORT ANGELES — The League of Women Voters of Clallam County will sponsor a free public candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The forum in council chambers at Port Angeles City Hall at 321 E. Fifth St., will consist of two panels.

The first panel will feature candidates for Judge-District Court 1: Dave Neupert, Pam Lindquist and Suzanne M.B. Hayden. The second panel will present candidates for Clallam County Commissioner District 3: Bill Peach, Howard “Mike” Doherty Jr. and Dale Wilson.

The forum is offered to help voters prepare to cast their ballots for the Aug. 7 primary election, the League said.

Plant clinic

PORT ANGELES — The Washington State University Clallam County Extension will host a plant clinic Monday.

From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the public can seek a variety of plant help and assistance during the clinic at the Clallam County Courthouse at 223 E. Fourth St.

Questions relating to plant identification, pest and disease control, as well as vegetable gardening can be addressed.

For more information, call 360-417-2514.

Gardening advice

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited to ask master gardeners about vegetable gardening from 10 a.m. to noon Monday.

Master gardeners will be available Mondays as they tend their plots at the Fifth Street Community Garden at 328 E. Fifth St. during the growing season to chat.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

Planter boxes

PORT ANGELES — Home Depot will visit the Port Angeles Library Monday at 2 p.m. to offer a planter box building session.

The library is at 2210 S. Peabody St.

All supplies are provided by the Sequim Home Depot and store employees are volunteering their time to offer the workshops.

An adult must accompany children younger than 8.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own hammers if able.

The library will have hammers available for use.

SEQUIM

Book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library will host its monthly book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

This month’s special featured items include more than 500 music CDs at four for $1.

Also available will be — but not limited to — 70 children’s Golden Books as well as vintage Bobbsey Twins and Happy Holister books.

Proceeds from the sale benefit children’s and adult programming at the library.

Summer science

SEQUIM — Summer Science will hold its first session at the Sequim Library today from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Teen volunteers will lead attendees through hands-on science experiments to give them an opportunity to explore scientific concepts at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The drop-in program is geared for youth ages 4-12.

Other sessions are set for Fridays, July 27 and Aug. 10.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — “Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs” by Sally Mann will be discussed at 3 p.m. Saturday during the Second Saturday Book Discussion Group’s meeting.

All are welcome to participate at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Copies of “Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs” are available in various formats including regular print, audiobook on CD and downloadable e-book.

They can be requested online by visiting the library catalog at www.nols.org.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email [email protected] or visit the website.

OPHS benefit

SEQUIM — The HelpCAT HOP fundraiser for the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (OPHS) will get underway at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $20 at the door. They can also be purchased at OPHS, 1743 Old Olympic Highway, Port Angeles; Port Book and News, 104 W. First St., Port Angeles; Best Friend Nutrition, 680 W. Washington St. Suite B102; and Olympic Veterinary Clinic, 1331 E. Front St., Port Angeles.

The event at the gym of the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula at 400 W. Fir St., will feature music by Black Diamond Junction, contests and prizes.

Refreshments including beer, wine, sodas and rootbeer floats will be available.

For more information, call OHPS at 360-457-8206.

Recycling fair

SEQUIM — The public is invited to learn about recycling at Around Again’s Refaire set for 10 a.m. Sunday.

The free family-friendly event at Around Again, 22 Gilbert Road, will end at 4 p.m.

Featured will be handcrafted art by area artisans, music, games, classes and demonstrations.

For more information, call 360-683-7863 or visit www.aroundagainstore.org.

Dinner, dance

SEQUIM — Sequim Prairie Grange’s dinner-dance has been set from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The cost is $10 for the event at the grange, 290 Macleay Road.

The Buck Ellard Band will provide music.

Planter box

SEQUIM — Home Depot will visit the Sequim Library Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. to offer a planter box building session.

The library is at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

All supplies are provided by the Sequim Home Depot and store employees are volunteering their time to offer the workshops.

An adult must accompany children younger than 8.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own hammers if able.

The library will have hammers available for use.

Plant clinic

SEQUIM — Members of the public are invited to ask master gardeners about gardening from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Master gardeners will be available Thursdays at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden at 2711 Woodcock Road to answer questions regarding identification, pest and disease control and vegetable gardening.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

Oils workshop

SEQUIM — Two workshops about essential oils for pets are set for Tuesday.

Elicia Casey will present during the workshops at Swim Doggie Swim, 261043 U.S. Highway 101, at noon to 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The events are free and open to the public.

Casey’s presentation will include natural solutions for pets to repel insects, support healthy joint function, skin/coat, hot spots, ears, boost immune system, calm an upset stomach and allergies.

For more information, call or text Jennifer Paul at 360-582-9663 or visit www.swimdoggieswim.com.

PORT HADLOCK

Fossils for kids

PORT HADLOCK — Youth ages 6 to 11 can take a peek into what life was like on earth thousands and millions of years ago at the Jefferson County Library at 1:30 p.m. today.

A box of fossils from the Burke Museum will be available to sort through at the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

Attendees can bring their own fossil collection for show-and-tell.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-6544.

Teen film festival

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library has set a program of documentary films for 3 p.m. today.

Teens ages 11 to 18 can drop by the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave., to watch various short films whose subjects range from culture to environmentalism.

For more information, call the library 360-385-6544.

Benefit concert

PORT HADLOCK — Community United Methodist Church has set 12:30 p.m. Sunday for its benefit concert.

Admission is free to the event at the church’s outdoor chapel, 130 Church Lane. Donations of pet food will be accepted.

Donations will benefit the Quilcene Food Bank and Center Valley Animal Rescue

For more information, contact Scott Rosekrans at 360-385-1579, or pastor [email protected]

Meet the Music

PORT HADLOCK — Youth ages 6 to 11 are invited to learn about 20th century musicians during Jefferson County Library’s educational music series at 2 p.m. Monday.

The free program is held at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

On Mondays until Aug. 6, a few artists from a musical style will be explored, then attendees will create art as a response.

This week Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly will be covered in a segment titled “Shake, Rattle & Roll.”

For more information, call the library at 360-385-6544.

Escape room

PORT HADLOCK — Youth ages 6 to 11 are invited to participate in Jefferson County Library’s “Escape Room: Locked in the Library” puzzle events at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Sign up is requested — but not mandatory — and must be completed by Tuesday. To sign up, call the library at 360-385-6544.

During the event at the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave., participants must solve clues and find the key to escape a room full of books.

The event will be complete with locks and mazes.

Prizes will be awarded.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-6544.

CHIMACUM

Trivia night

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Library invites the public to come test their knowledge about books, film and pop culture at 6:30 tonight.

The library’s “Books on Tap” trivia event will be held at Finnriver Farm & Cidery at 124 Center Road.

The event is free. Those interested can fly solo or form a team.

QUILCENE

Fossils for kids

PORT HADLOCK — Youth ages 6 to 11 can take a peek into what life was like on earth thousands and millions of years ago at the Quilcene Community Center at 2 p.m. Tuesday

A box of fossils from the Burke Museum will be available to sort through at the center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101.

Attendees can bring their own fossil collection for show-and-tell.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-6544.

PORT LUDLOW

Candidate forum

PORT LUDLOW — The League of Women Voters Jefferson County and American Association of University Women will cosponsor a forum for the Jefferson County Commissioner District No. 3 election Wednesday.

The 6 p.m. forum is free and open to the public at the Ludlow Beach Club, 121 Marina View Drive.

The candidates running for the position are Greg Brotherton, Jon Cooke, Ryan McAllister and Craig Durgan.

Rick Shaneyfelt will moderate the forum.

PORT TOWNSEND

Conversation Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet at 11:45 a.m. today.

The public is invited to take part in discussions at Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar, 842 Washington St.

The topic for today’s conversation will be “Effects of denial.”

Boat tours

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to take a tour on the Martha J, a 1984 24-foot motor launch today and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Those interested are asked to meet on the floating dock in front of the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.

Tours are by donation and take about 30 minutes.

Tours also will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The service is on a first-come, first-served basis, with a six-person capacity.

For more information, call 360-385-3628 ext. 103, email [email protected] or visit www.nwmari time.org.

Rummage sale

PORT TOWNSEND — Paws-N-Claws 4-H Club of Jefferson County’s rummage sale fundraiser will be held today and Saturday.

The event at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds 4-H Cat Building, 4907 Landes St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.

Featured will be various items, free furniture and the club’s catnip mice.

Club members will accept donations of pet food for area food banks.

Proceeds will benefit the club’s efforts to replace the cat building’s front doors.

For more information, email Laurie Hampton [email protected]

Guest speaker

PORT TOWNSEND — Lindy MacLaine is slated to present at Jefferson County Toastmasters Club’s Saturday meeting from noon to 1 p.m.

The free event at the Port Townsend Library’s Charles Pink House, 1120 Lawrence St., also will include a second speaker as well as some impromptu speaking practice and evaluations.

MacLaine is the District No. 32 International Speech Contest Champion and will read a new speech she plans to present at the contest’s August world semi-finals.

For more information, call Jean McDonald at 360-789-7691.

Chamber luncheon

PORT TOWNSEND — Northwest Maritime Center Executive Director Jake Beattie will be the featured speaker at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at noon Monday.

The luncheon, sponsored by The Food Co-op, will begin at noon at the Fort Worden Commons in Port Townsend.

As part of his presentation, Beattie will provide updates on Northwest Maritime Center events, including the recent Race to Alaska and the Seventy48 human-powered boat race. He also will preview the Wooden Boat Festival, slated for Sept. 7-9.

Attending the luncheon is free for Chamber members, and guests are asked to make a $5 donation. Lunch is available for purchase at The Commons, with several food options available.

For more information, contact the Jefferson County Chamber at 360-385-7869.

Music making session

PORT TOWNSEND — Heidi Larsen will visit the Port Townsend Library for a “Music Makers” session from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

Kids can experiment with sound at a variety of hands-on learning stations at the library at 1220 Lawrence St.

The program is geared toward ages 5-13, but all ages are welcome.

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Items for this listing of community events must be submitted by 5 p.m. Mondays. To submit, call 360-417-3527, fax 360-417-3521, email [email protected] or visit the newsroom at 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA, 98362.

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