African dance, big band music and disaster training upcoming

African dance and music, a garage and plant sale spread over four areas, and disaster aid training are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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

Music, dancers

Gansango Music & Dance will visit the Port Angeles and Sequim libraries Tuesday.

Gansango is a multicultural group of dancers and musicians performing traditional contemporary dance from West Africa.

The first performance will occur 10:30 a.m. at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., followed by a 2 p.m. showing at Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. In the event of inclement weather, the Sequim performance will take place in the Sequim Middle School gym at 301 W. Hendrickson Road.

The company is directed by Etienne Cakpo.

Gansango artists perform regularly in the Seattle area, as well as nationally and internationally for audiences of all ages.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit


DART training

FORKS — Training for Clallam County Disaster Airlift Response Team (DART) ground volunteers is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday.

Members of the public are invited to learn how to unload supplies and load disaster victims into volunteers’ planes at the Forks Airport on South Forks Avenue.

The training is free and will last about two hours depending on attendance, event organizers said.

DART is comprised of area aviators who have volunteered their planes and time to assist area communities in the event of a disaster in which supplies must be delivered via aircraft.

For more information, email Carol Young at [email protected]

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.

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.

Haunted house tryouts

FORKS — Auditions for the Rain of Terror haunted house will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The public is invited to come try out at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

For more information, call Phillip Sifuentes at 360-780-2077.

BLOCK fest

FORKS — BLOCK Fest will get started at the Forks Library at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Parents or caregivers are asked to accompany children and are strongly encouraged to join in the play at the library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

BLOCK Fest is a block play program geared toward children from 8 months to 8 years old.

Children and adults can rotate from station to station in a self-guided tour to play with a variety of different blocks.

For more information, visit or



PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Library’s roving Storytime on the Road series will make its final stop at the Port Angeles Fire Department today at 10:30 a.m.

The event is geared toward toddlers and preschoolers, as well as the adults in their lives at the department, 102 E. Fifth St.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit

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 Army.

Hymn sing

PORT ANGELES — Washington Music Festival’s “Hymn Sing by the Sea” will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to the free family-friendly event at George Washington Inn, 939 Finn Hall Road.

During the event, attendees can sing along to hymns while being accompanied by the Inn’s organ and grand piano.

Baritone Jim Giger also will join the event.

Giger has sung the National Anthem for the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field for more than a decade.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

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.

Sound experiments

PORT ANGELES — Children can explore the Science of Sound through experiments from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Hands-on activities set up by teen volunteers will be available at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Concepts covered will be how music travels and what creates resonance.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected], or visit


‘The Hunting Ground’

AGNEW — Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will screen the documentary “The Hunting Ground” at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Anyone interested or concerned about college campus sexual abuse is invited to the free screening at the fellowship at 1003 N. Barr Road.

The public is invited to the free screening. Donations to help defray the cost of the film will be accepted.

“The film follows two female students — both sexual assault survivors — as they fight for justice and reconciliation for victims on all campuses,” according to a news release.

This showing is part of the fellowship’s Fifth Sunday public service presentations.

For more information, contact fellowship outreach manager James Casey at 360-797-3149 or ouufout [email protected]


Candidates’ forum

GARDINER — Clallam County Progressive’s 2018 Progressives Candidates’ Forum will open its doors at 5:15 p.m. today.

Candidates’ speeches are slated to begin at 6 p.m. at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

The event will be taped by Port Angeles Public Access, according to a news release.


Band performance

SEQUIM — The Jungible Music Series will kick off at 6 p.m. in the fields of lavender and poppies at Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm today.

Admission is $15 and those younger than 13 are admitted free to the event at the farm, 3932 Sequim-Dungeness Way. The True Loves will perform.

Attendees are requested to not bring pets, outside food or drink.

For more information, call 360-582-1185 or visit

Golf tourney

SEQUIM — The Sequim Association of Realtors hosts the “Level the Field Project” Golf Tournament today at The Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road.

The four-person scramble raises funds for Sequim-area students in need of financial assistance to participate in extra-curricular activities.

Cost is $85 per person and includes green fees, carts and dinner.

Call 360-460-2839 for more information.

Moonlit learning talk

SEQUIM — The Dungeness River Audubon Center’s speaker series, Learn By the Light of the Moon, will feature a presentation by Kim Sager-Fradkin at 7 tonight.

During the Buck Moon at Railroad Bridge Park’s amphitheatre, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, wildlife biologist Sager-Fradkin will talk about her studies of various animals including marbled murrelets, coyotes and her current study of — but not limited to — river otters and American dippers.

For more information, call 360-681-4076 or visit

Garage, plant sale

SEQUIM — The Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital will host its 11th annual garage and plant sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

This year, sale-goers can follow a map to visit four different sale areas at 81 Timothy Lane; 921 E. Oak St.; Dominion Terrace Clubhouse, 1301 S. Third Ave.; and the Barn, 712 Happy Valley Road. Maps are available at each location.

Attendees whom visit all four sites will be entered in a drawing to win a new garden fountain.

Items available include — but are not limited to — plants, collectibles, furnishings, baby gear, doll accessories, clothes, books, tools, sports and camping equipment and yard décor.

The items have been collected by more than 95 guild members.

All sale proceeds will benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

According to a news release, more than 2,700 Clallam County residents received more than $1 million in uncompensated care in 2017.

For more information, call Carol Labbe at 360-683-7130

Music trivia

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library will host a Motown and vintage pop music-themed trivia night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Those interested can be in teams of four to six people, or arrive solo to create a team at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Period-correct costumes are optional for a costume competition.

Prizes include first-place, $15 gift certificate to Hi-Way 101 Diner, a “Libraries Rock” book tote and prize medallion; and second-place, a “Libraries Rock” drawstring backpack.

The prize for best costume is a $15 gift certificate to Hi-Way 101 Diner.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email disco[email protected] or visit

Princess storytime

SEQUIM — Sequim Irrigation Festival Royalty will visit the Sequim Library for Princess Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Royal attire is encouraged for the event at the library’s outdoor stage, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Featured will be songs, stories and games.

Attendees can bring cameras to capture one-on-one photos with the princesses.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held at Sequim Middle School gym, 301 W. Hendrickson Road.


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 “self-driving vehicles.”

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

‘Summer Sew Day’

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Quilts of Valor has scheduled its annual Summer Sew Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Members of the public are invited to view what the group has to offer or help them quilt for their Nov. 11 Veterans Day celebration at American Legion Post No. 26, 209 Monroe St.

Door prizes, free quilting kits, fabric and free patterns will be available.

Finished quilts will also be on display.

Those interested in lending a hand can bring a sewing machine, scissors, rotary cutter and neutral colored thread.

A potluck soup and salad lunch is planned.

Area licensed massage therapist Laurie Klemmedsen will be available in the afternoon to loosen up quilter necks and backs.

There is room for approximately 15 quilters, according to a news release.

Rededication ceremony

PORT TOWNSEND — Laurel Grove Cemetery and Port Townsend Masonic Lodge restoration volunteers will hold an official rededication ceremony noon Saturday.

The public is invited to attend the event at Laurel Grove Cemetery on Discovery Road.

Guests include representatives of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, various elected and government officials, the Port Townsend Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons (the cemetery owners since its inception in 1871) and the descendants of Chief Chetzemoka, according to a news release.

A plaque will be placed and dedicated to the 10 key volunteers who have spent more than 11,000 hours restoring the cemetery.

Following the ceremony, a buffet will follow at the Port Townsend Masonic Lodge at 1338 Jefferson St.

For more information, contact Drew Coleman at 206-225-6052 or [email protected]

Parking lot sale

PORT TOWNSEND — Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County will hold a parking lot sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Habitat will be selling items from its storage units at its parking lot at 2001 W. Sims Way.

The items have not been featured on the sales floor, according to a news release.

All proceeds from the sale benefit area affordable housing.

Partner dancing class

PORT TOWNSEND — Members of the public can learn East Coast swing dancing at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Each Wednesday in August the by-donation classes will be available at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.

Pre-registration is recommended. To register, email [email protected]

The class is limited to 35 leads and 35 follows.

Organizers ask that attendees not wear scents.

Ukulele rendezvous

PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will meet for its monthly Happy Hour Open Mic at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The group will meet at the Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 W. Sims Way.

For more information, call 360-385-2233.


Area rocks, gems

PORT HADLOCK — Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association members will visit the Jefferson County Library at 1:30 p.m. today.

The program at the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave., is geared toward children ages 6 to 11.

Association members will teach the main characteristics of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.

Questions including “what is it we see at the local beaches,” and “How do those giant ‘erratic’ rocks land on the beach” will be answered.

For more information, call 360-385-6544.

Rocks, gems, minerals

PORT HADLOCK — A box of rocks, gems and minerals will be available for youth ages 6 to 11 to sort through from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Provided by the Burke Museum, children can discover quartz, agate, tiger eye and amethyst at the Jefferson County Library, 620 W. Cedar St.

Attendees with rock collections of their own are invited to bring them along for show-and-tell.

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

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. Attendees will create art as a response.

This week’s segment will cover folk musicians Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger and Judy Collins.

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

Name That Tune

PORT HADLOCK — Members of the public are invited to test their knowledge of pop, rock and country music during “Name That Tune: Battle of the Decades” Thursday.

Those 12 and older can participate in the 6 p.m. music trivia event at the Jefferson County Library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

Music from the 1960s to the current decade will be featured, as well as some TV theme songs.

Attendees can bring friends to compete as a team or fly solo and find a team when they arrive.

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


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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