Barbecue and farmstand opening cooking this week

A community barbecue, a farmstand opening and a peace portrait anniversary are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Community barbecue

QUILCENE — Quilcene Fire Rescue’s Annual Community BBQ will get underway at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Members of the public are invited to the event at Station 21 at 70 Herbert St.

Fire-rescue crews will be serving food until 2 p.m.

A “push-in” ceremony for the new tender will take place at noon.

For more information, call 360-765-3333.

‘Keep or Hide?’

QUILCENE — Jefferson County Library’s Summer Reading Program continues with “Keep or Hide? You Decide” at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Library staff and artist Penni Howton will begin the event at Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101, with rock painting.

Attendees can then decide which ones to hide for someone to find.

Materials will be provided. Attendees can bring their favorite rocks.

For more information, call 360-385-6544.


Farmstand opening

FORKS — The North Olympic Regional Veteran’s Housing Network’s Sarge’s Farmstand will open at 1 p.m. Monday.

Members of the public are invited to peruse the stand’s offerings at Sarge’s Place, 250 Ash Ave.

Available will be vegetables, fruit, cut flowers, honey, Native American baskets and smoked salmon, jams, and handcrafted teas.

For more information, call 360-374-5252.

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.

Archery tag

FORKS — The Forks Police Department and Forks Old Fashioned 4th of July Committee will hold an archery tag tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Admission is $25 per five-man team. To register a team, call Mike Rowley at 360-640-0907 or Jolene Price at 360-640-9446.

The event will be held at Tillicum Park, 236 N. Blackberry Ave.

The tournament is a mix of dodge ball and capture the flag with specially designed archery tag recurve bows and patented foam-tipped arrows, according to a news release.

VFW bingo

FORKS — The VFW Hall has set Monday for its “Red, White and Blue Bingo” event.

Doors open at 6 p.m. at the hall, 110 Spartan Ave., with games beginning at 7 p.m.

Hot dogs will be offered free to players during an intermission.

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.

Patriotic readers

FORKS — The VFW Hall will host a Patriotic Readers Theater at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The public is invited to the free event at the hall, 110 Spartan Ave.

A presentation about why independence is celebrated will be featured.


Make an instrument

PORT ANGELES — Youth ages 3 to 12 can create a homemade, low-tech instrument at the Port Angeles Library today.

Those interested can drop by the library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Stations set up by the library’s teen summer volunteers and the Washington State University Extension office will be available to assist attendees in the building process.

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

Open house

PORT ANGELES — The Genealogy Society of Clallam County will host an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The open house will be at 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

A “brick wall” session for those stuck finding a lost ancestor will begin at 12:30 p.m. while a beginner’s class will be offered at 1 p.m.

All are invited to browse through our collection, do research or take part in the events offered.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information or to reserve a place in the class or “brick wall” session, call the society between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday at 360-417-5000.

Teen night

PORT ANGELES — Teens ages 12 to 18 are invited to William Shore Memorial Pool’s “Teen Night!” at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $3.25 for the event at the pool, 225 E. Fifth St.

Music and food will be available.

For more information, contact James Schultz at 360-417-9767 or [email protected]

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

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

‘Donuts & Books’

PORT ANGELES — Teens entering seventh through 12th grades are invited to eat a doughnut and talk about books at 11 a.m. Monday.

The free event will be held at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Participants are encouraged to talk about their favorite books, bring a favorite book or sit back and enjoy a doughnut and juice.

Library staff will also share tools and tips on finding new reads.

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


Market storytime

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Library System’s roving storytime series “Storytime on the Road” will make a stop at the Sequim Farmer’s Market at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The event at the market in Sequim Civic Center’s plaza, 152 W. Cedar St., is geared toward toddlers and preschoolers, as well as their accompanying adults.

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

Bird walk

SEQUIM — A bird walk at the Dungeness River Audubon Center has been set for Wednesday.

Attendees are asked to meet 8:30 p.m. at the center at 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

All ages and experiences are welcome to see and hear the birds of the Dungeness riparian forest on the walk slated to end at 10:30 p.m.

Information from the walks helps center staff understand the annual cycle of birds in Railroad Bridge Park.

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.


Portrait anniversary

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Preservation Alliance and Thunderbull Productions will fete the 10th anniversary of the Imagine Peace Portrait with a Sunday celebration.

A pre-work party will be held today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the event grounds at the corner of San Juan Avenue and Discovery Road.

On Sunday at 10:30 a.m., the event will kick off with historical arts projects and peace flag-making, with a community photo following at 1 p.m.

Attendees are invited to bring a flower to plant in the peace sign, as well as a picnic and water bottle.

Food will be provided.

Event organizers encourage those interested to walk or bike to the event.

For more information, email [email protected]

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 “Agendas.”

Boat tours

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

Today and Saturday, tours will be from noon to 4 p.m. Tours also will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

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.

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

Cosmic swim

PORT TOWNSEND — Mountain View Pool will hold a “Cosmic Swim” tonight at 7.

Music and lights will be featured during the event at the pool, 1925 Blaine St.

Admission is $5.

For more information, call 360-385-7665.

Plaza party

PORT TOWNSEND — To celebrate the completion of the Tyler Street Plaza, the Port Townsend Main Street Program will host a party from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Food samples and music will be available at the new plaza at 100 Tyler St.

Members of the public are invited to attend.

For more information, call 360-385-7911.

Community yoga

PORT TOWNSEND — Room To Move Yoga has set a beginner-level class for 9 a.m. Sunday.

Admission is by donation to the class at the studio on the second-floor at 1008 Lawrence St.

All skill levels are invited to attend.

A portion of the proceeds will assist funding financial aid to students for all yoga classes offered at the studio.

For more information, contact Ilana Smith at 360-385-2866 or [email protected]

Plant clinic

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend Plant Clinics are held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through September.

The Port Townsend clinics are at the Community Development Office, 621 Sheridan St.

Certified master gardeners will answer questions or provide advice.

Those unable to attend, can email wsumgplant [email protected]

DJ workshop

PORT TOWNSEND — Teens are invited to learn DJ fundamentals from local DJ Caleb Peacock during a hands-on workshop from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

Attendees can get a closer look at Peacock’s equipment and create some beats at the Port Townsend Library’s Charles Pink House at 1256 Lawrence St.

For more information, contact the library at 360-385-3181.

Fiber arts night

PORT TOWNSEND — Members of the public can work on handiwork projects with other fiber artists at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Those interested are requested to bring their own supplies to the event at the Port Townsend Library’s Charles Pink House at 1256 Lawrence St.

All types of fiber arts are welcome.

For more information, call the library at 1220 Lawrence St.


Community sale

BRINNON — The Brinnon Community Summer Sale is set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday.

Vendors will be inside and outside the Brinnon Community Center at 306144 U.S. Highway 101, offering various new, handmade and grown wares.

For more information, email Tina Curly at [email protected]


Plant clinic

CHIMCAUM — Chimacum Plant Clinics are held at the Sunday Chimacum Farmers Market.

The farmers market is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Sunday through October at 9122 Rhody Drive.

Certified master gardeners will answer questions or provide advice.

Those unable to attend can email wsumgplant [email protected]


Percussion discussion

PORT HADLOCK — Artist Jesse Watson will lead an entry-level workshop about rhythm and percussion at 1:30 p.m. today.

Youth ages 6 to 11 can learn how to find and keep a beat during the workshop at the Jefferson County Library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

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

Box oven cooking

PORT HADLOCK — Teens ages 11 to 18 can learn to make and cook with a box oven at 2 p.m. today.

The free event will be at the Jefferson County Library at 620 W. Cedar Ave.

Materials, instructions and food will be supplied.

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 the first installment of “Jazz, Blues, Country, Folk, Rock and Roll!” at 2 p.m. Monday.

The free program will occur at the Jefferson County 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 Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker will be covered.

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

Tech Tuesday

PORT HADLOCK — Jefferson County Library’s Tech Tuesday will offer drop-in computer and hand-held device support at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Participants can receive hands-on instruction at the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

Tech assistance will be available until 6 p.m.

Attendees can bring devices or borrow one from the library.

Teen reading group

PORT HADLOCK — Youth are invited to drop by, read and discuss “Every Day,” by David Levithan from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

The event at the Jefferson County Library, 620 W. Cedar Ave., is free. 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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