Book sales, ice cream social, night of bowling offered on Peninsula

Library book sales, an ice cream social and a free night of bowling are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Free family bowling

PORT ANGELES — North Olympic Library System’s Summer Reading Program will wrap up tonight with free family bowling.

A library card is the entrance fee for the celebration at Laurel Lanes, 108 W. Eighth St. Non-cardholders can sign up for one at the door.

The card will grant attendees free shoe rental and lanes.

All ages are welcome, but youth younger than 12 years of age are requested to be accompanied by an adult.

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 donations in exchange 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.

Mosaic dance

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

Admission is $7 to the dance at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave. Accompanying caregivers are admitted free.

Included with admission will be a lunch featuring turkey sloppy Joes, potato salad, cole slaw and fruit cup. Beverages and a dessert are included.

The next dance is scheduled for Sept. 8.

For more information, visit

Chess club meet

PORT ANGELES —The Olympic Chess Club will meet Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the meeting in the Butler room at the Elks Lodge, 131 E. First St.

The club meets every Sunday.

For more information, call William Bodnar at 360-504-2894 or visit Facebook.

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.

‘Bowling for Books’

PORT ANGELES — United Way of Clallam County will host an evening of “Bowling for Books” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

Admission is $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at www.

Tickets include bowling and pizza at Laurel Lanes, 108 W. Eighth St.

Those interested can enroll in a team of four bowlers. To join a team or sign your team up, call 260-457-3011 or visit

Participants are requested to bring a new children’s book as a donation.

A 50-50 raffle and other prizes will also be available.

The event is a fundraiser supporting literacy in memory of Claudia “Mrs. K” Elkhart, according to a news release.

Donated books will benefit the Clallam County Literacy Council and each donation will grant attendees a raffle ticket for prizes during the event.

All event proceeds will be donated to United Way to support education the community, according to the release.

Theater production

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Community Players Children’s Theater will present its summer show “Haphazardly Ever After” at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

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

“A kind king and queen have trouble in their royal family — four obnoxious adult children still living at home, so they call upon the fairy godmother to help … of course, nothing goes as planned, but everyone is changed by their experiences,” according to a news release.

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

Book discussion

PORT ANGELES — “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi will be discussed at 11 a.m. Tuesday during the Second Tuesday Book Discussion Group’s meeting.

All are welcome to participate at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Copies of “Homegoing” 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

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


Ice cream social

SEQUIM — The public is invited to Sequim Prairie Grange’s ice cream social from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Banana splits and sundaes will be available at the grange, 290 MacLeay Road for $5 each.

Proceeds from the social will benefit Dungeness Heath & Wellness Clinic.

For more information, call Loretta Bilow at 360-582-0100.

Book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library will host its annual clearance 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.

An outdoor sale area will be stocked with more than 2,500 fiction and non-fiction books — each available for 25 cents.

The inside sale area will feature DVDs at half-price. Also available are 30 children’s Golden Books and Peach Girl manga, as well as other graphic novels.

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

Info gathering

SEQUIM — “Better Angels Comes to the Peninsula — An Informational Gathering” will get underway Saturday.

The free event at The Lodge, 660 Evergreen Farm Way, second floor, will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Covered during the gathering will be an overview about the Better Angels’ goals, its history and current happenings.

Information about volunteering with Better Angels will also be available for those interested.

Better Angels is a nonprofit organization “whose purpose is to break down the divisive polarization between people on both sides of the political divide,” according to a news release.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Joy Helmer at 206-601-6563 or joyousdancer [email protected]

Book discussion

SEQUIM — “Moonglow” by Michael Chabon 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 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

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

Toastmaster talk

SEQUIM — The Second Tuesday Toastmasters Guest Speaker Series will feature toastmaster and author Jackie Bailey at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Pregistration is required for the free event. Tickets can be obtained online at YourUniqueMessage.event

Once registered, about an hour of prepatory homework will be given, which Bailey requests attendees complete by the Tuesday event, according to a news release.

Bailey will present “Discover Your Unique Message and Define Your Purpose” at The Gathering Place in Sunland, 135 Fairway Drive.

Bailey is the author of “SELF-Centered Leadership: Becoming Influential, Intentional and Exceptional” published in 2014.

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.


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 “Propaganda.”

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

Reading program fete

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend Library’s End of Summer Reading Party is set for 2 p.m. today.

Until 3:30 p.m. on the library’s lawn, 1220 Lawrence St., all ages can enjoy snacks and rock painting craft, and celebrate reading accomplishments.

Team longboat

PORT TOWNSEND — Members of the public can enroll in an opportunity to row and sail a historic replica longboat from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Signup is required. To register, call Catherine Leporati at 250-385-3628 ext. 104.

The program is free, though donations are accepted to the class at the Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC), 431 Water St.

Applicants of all experience levels and who are older than 12 are encouraged to enroll.

The event titled “Team Longboat” is a NWMC program and will be held Fridays until Aug. 24.

For more information, call Leporati or visit

Rummage sale

PORT TOWNSEND — A benefit rummage sale is set for Saturday and Sunday at the Port Townsend Masonic Lodge.

The public is invited to drop by the lodge at 1338 Jefferson St. to peruse offerings including furniture, books, toys, kitchenware, jewelry, art and clothes.

Donations are still accepted for the sale. To arrange a donation, email [email protected]

Sales begin at 9 a.m. both days and conclude 4 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

On Saturday, a $5 early bird fee will give salegoers entry as early as 8:30 a.m.

On Sunday at noon, anything that can fit into a grocery bag will be $5, and at 1 p.m. large sale items will be marked half-price.

At 3 p.m., a dollar will allow salegoers to take as much as they would like, according to a news release.

All proceeds will support programs at The Boiler Room.

For more information, visit programs.

Low-tide walk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will host a family-friendly low-tide walk at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Participation is free for science center members $5 for adult non-members and $3 for children older than 5.

Attendees will meet at the Natural History Exhibit portico entrance at the center, 532 Battery Way E., after which science center naturalists will guide the walk.

Attendees are requested to bring weather-appropriate clothing and shoes with traction suited for traversing wet rocks.

Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Reservations are appreciated, but not required, event organizers said.

For more information, call 360-385-5582, ext. 109 or email [email protected]

Second Sunday swim

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to Mountain View Pool’s free swim Sunday.

The pool will be open to adults for therapy and laps, water walking and exercise from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the pool, 1925 Blaine St.

From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the pool will be open to all ages.

An adult must accompany children younger than 8 in the water.

For more information, call 360-385-7665.

Rainshadow show

PORT TOWNSEND — Michael Fracasso is scheduled to perform at Rainshadow Recording at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $15. They can be purchased online at michaelfracasso.brown

Fracasso performs a variety of genres. He has released nine solo CDs and recorded duets with Patty Griffin and Lucinda Williams.

In 2011, he was short listed for the Austin Public Library Award for literary achievement, according to a news release.

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Au Contraire will be the featured musical entertainment at the next Quimper Grange contra dance and social at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $6; children younger than 16 will be admitted free at the grange, 1219 Corona St.

Lindsey Dono will be the caller.

The event will begin with a half-hour lesson at 7:30 p.m., after which the dance will be held until 11 p.m.

For more information, visit

Dance, potluck

PORT TOWNSEND — An English country dance will be held at the RoseWind Common House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

A $5 donation is suggested for the dance at RoseWind, 3131 Haines St.

Nan Evans will lead the dance, with the Rosewood Country Dance Band providing the music.

Following the dance, a potluck will be held.

The facility is fragrance-free and no street shoes are allowed, with the exception of dance shoes or slippers, event organizers said.

For more information, email Dan Post at [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]

Yoga benefit

PORT TOWNSEND — Madrona MindBody Institute will host a yoga benefit class from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The by-donation class, titled “Do Good/Feel Good,” is for all experience levels and will be held at Madrona MindBody, 200 Battery Way, Building 310, Fort Worden.

Dancing Sky Yoga Studio owner Heather Sky will lead the class. Donations will benefit Camp Beausite NW.

For more information, call 206-920-0343, email [email protected], or visit www.madrona

Summer stewardship

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson Land Trust will offer a summer stewardship opportunity at Snow Creek Uncas Preserve on Tuesday.

Members of the public are invited to remove invasive holly in the preserve from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Directions to the preserve are: Travel south on state Highway 20 approximately 10 miles, then turn left onto U.S. Highway 101 south. Follow U.S. Highway 101 south approximately 1.3 miles and turn right onto West Uncas Road.

Parking is available on West Uncas Road, near the corner of Wycoff Road.

Event organizers urge participants to not park on Wycoff Road.

For more information or to carpool, contact [email protected] or 306-379-9501.

‘Arts to Elders’

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Arts Center’s “Arts to Elders” program will feature a performance by the Caribe Steel Band at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The free concert will be at Discovery View Retirement Communty, 1051 Hancock St.

The group includes Angie Tabor, steel pans and vocals; John Sanders, bass; and Tor Brandes, drums.

They will perform raggae, calypso, soca, samba and covers of pop tunes with their own twist.

For more information, call the arts center at 360-379-1086.

Shakespeare reading

PORT TOWNSEND — The reading group “Changeling,” will meet from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Charles Pink House, 1256 Lawrence St.

During the meeting, some of William Shakespeare’s plays will be read and discussed.

For more information, call 360-385-3181.

Energy lunch

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Energy LLC has invited area energy experts to have an informal conversation with the public at noon Thursday.

Those interested can bring their lunch to the Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington St.

The meetings — held every third Thursday — are aimed at increasing awareness of how energy, energy technology and energy policy affect life and business in the area.

Programs begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by a question and answer session.

A workshop and panel discussion will follow at 2 p.m.

For more information, call 360-531-4567 or email [email protected]


Library book sale

PORT HADLOCK — The Friends of Jefferson County Library will host a book sales from 10 am. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be in the bookmobile garage at the library at 620 Cedar Ave. Members of the Friends of the Jefferson County Library can come early at 9:30 a.m.

The sale will feature used books, audio books, DVDs and music CDs.

All sales support the Jefferson County Library.


Sale, fun day

PORT LUDLOW — A flea market and family fun day is set for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More than 25 vendors will sell garage sale items, jewelry, artwork, wood-worked items, soap and crafted items at the Port Ludlow Village Square, 40 Breaker Lane.

Also available will be a free bounce house for kids of all ages, balloons, coffee, cookies and sno-cones.

This community event is sponsored by Port Ludlow Community 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.

Sea storytime

FORKS — “Pirates and Mermaids Storytime” will be held Thursday at 2 p.m.

Youth ages 3 to 7 are invited to the storytime event at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

Featured will be swashbuckling pirate stories, sea shanties, games and crafts.

Attendees can dress as a mermaid or pirate.

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


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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