Children’s theater, ice cream and dancing and a Sekiu community concert on Peninsula this week

A children’s theater show, ice cream and dancing and a Sekiu community concert are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Crafts fair

PORT TOWNSEND — The 47th annual Crafts by the Dock Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday in downtown Port Townsend.

The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Madison and Water streets and the Civic Plaza.

Some of the juried arts and crafts made by exhibiting artists include handmade furniture, gold and silver jewelry set with semi-precious stones, metal sculptural work by Gunter Reimnitz, handwoven rugs, paintings, fish print rubbings, tile murals of fish, nuno felted clothing, painted silk scarves, Jim Stewart”s Damascus steel knives for kitchen and hunting, pottery, turned bowls, wood carvings ,jewelry from glass, wood, enamels, clay and copper.

Captain John will return with his nautical knots and marlin and swordfish bills. Local musicians will perform.

For information, go to www.porttownsendarts

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 “Pandering.”

Restoration lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Josh Chenoweth will be featured at the Jefferson County Historical Society’s First Friday Lecture at 7 tonight in the City Council chambers at 540 Water St.

Chenoweth will lecture on the Elwha River restoration.

A $5 donation is requested.

For more information, call 360-385-1003, or email [email protected]

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Chimacum’s High Waisted Ramblers 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 Union Wharf, 103 Hudson St.

David Thielk 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

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, 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.

Yoga benefit

PORT TOWNSEND — A yoga benefit will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday for the Jefferson Universal Movement Playground (JUMP).

The all-levels yoga class will be at Madrona MindBody Institute, 310 Fort Worden Way, and everyone is invited, including those who have never tried yoga.

Participants are asked to make a donation to JUMP of any amount. Those who would like to support JUMP but cannot attend Monday can make an online donation at

This is a fundraiser to build the first accessible playground in all of Jefferson County at JH Carroll Park in Chimacum.

JUMP is a group of physical and occupational therapists, parents of children with disabilities and community members raising funds to build a different type of playground, one that will provide different sensory experiences and varying motor challenges and activities for a wide range of children with differing abilities.

Yoga mats and props are provided.

‘Arts to Elders’

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

The free concert will be at Avamere of Port Townsend, 1201 Hancock St.

Dwyer, a multi-instrumentalist, will be joined by pianist George Radebaugh and bassist Mick Nicholson.

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

GOP meet

PORT TOWNSEND — The Republican Women of Jefferson County plan to meet 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Reservations are required for the gathering at the Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 W. Sims Way.

To place a reservation, contact Peggy Reep at 360-385-4953 or email [email protected]

The meeting’s speaker will be Sheriff David Stanko, incumbent for Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.


Stewardship work party

QUILCENE — The Jefferson Land Trust is soliciting volunteers for a stewardship work party Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lower Donovan Creek Preserve.

The work crews will target bittersweet nightshade and yellow flag iris.

Directions to the preserve are: From Center Road, turn onto East Quilcene Road. Take the first left onto McInnis Road then proceed approximately 0.3 miles and park on the road shoulder near the top of the first driveway on the right, according to a press release.

For more information, call 360-379-9501, or email [email protected]


Ice cream, dancing

GARDINER — The Rhody O’s Square Dance Club is offering a free ice cream social and square dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The event will be at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

Lessons are held each Tuesday evening through the autumn and winter with graduation in late spring.

No experience is necessary.

Informal attire is welcome.

For more information call Trish at 360-683-2409.


Theater showing

SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts’ (OTA) production of “The Phantom Tollbooth” will show today and Saturday at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for the public and $10 for OTA members. They can be purchased by calling 360-683-7326 today from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or online at

A matinee also is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday.

This is a whimsical and comedic play by Susan Nanus and based on a book by Norton Juster.

It will be performed by a cast of 20 children directed by Bonne Smith with choreography direction from Justice Johnson.

For more information, call 360-683-7326.

Dollar sale

SEQIUM — A dollar sale will be held at Around Again from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday.

Admission is free to the sale at the store, 22 Gilbert Road.

All items at the sale are $1.

Donations of packaged food items are requested.

Food donations will benefit a VFW food drive.

For more information, call 360-683-7832.

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 12 volume set of “Diary of A Wimpy Kid,” and a 28 volume set of “Combat & Survival.”

Also available will be books about dinosaurs and dragons, graphic novels, manga, cartoon books and woodworking books.

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

Dinner, dance

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

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

The Buck Ellard Band will provide music.

Square dancing

SEQUIM — There will be an introductory square dance by the Strait Wheelers at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Those 8 and older are invited to this event at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road. Admission is $7.

Janolyn Keller will be calling and cuing square dances, waltzes and the two-step.

The Strait Wheeelers will be holding weekly lessons beginning Monday at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles, from 6 p.m. to 8.p.m.

For more information call Keller at 360-670-5547.

Accordion social

SEQUIM — An accordion social is planned at Shipley Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission to the social at the center, 921 E. Hammond St., is a $2 to $3 suggested donation.

The featured player will be Sequim resident Joe Schipani.

Players of all levels are encouraged to bring their accordions and play one to three pieces.

For more information, call Caryl Dowell at 520-369-3550.

Support group

SEQUIM — A brain injury support group will convene for a session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday.

Those who have experienced a brain injury of any type, due to any reason are invited to attend the free meeting at Sequim Library’s meeting room, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The group will be led by a woman identified only as Azella.

Event organizers hope to have a representative from the Washington State Brain Injury Issue Association speak during the meeting.

Coffee and snacks will be served.

For more information, call Azella at 360-461-7980.

Sequim science cafe

SEQUIM — The Sequim Science Cafe will present a talk by Jacob Melly at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Paradise Restaurant, 703 N. Sequim Ave.

The public is invited to this free event.

Melly, a Clallam County water quality specialist, will speak about the water Pollution Identification and Correction (PIC) program.

SBYC presentation

SEQUIM — The Sequim Bay Yacht Club will feature a presentation by Mike Payne at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Members of the public are invited to the free event in John Wayne Marina’s large assembly room, 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road.

Payne’s talk will focus on Port Townsend Aero Museum’s mission and recent accomplishments.

The non\profit museum restores old aircraft and currently owns 23 planes, according to a press release.

For more information, call Terry O’Brien at 714-507-3204.

Paddling club meet

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Paddling Club will host a presentation by David Larkin at its monthly meeting Wednesday.

This free event is open to the public and will be held at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Larkin, a Coast Guard Auxiliary representative, will speak on paddling safety.

For more information call 360-461-7008, email [email protected] or visit


Market storytime

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System will offer a special storytime at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Port Angeles Farmers Market.

The Port Angeles Farmers Market is held at The Gateway transit center on the corner of Front and Lincoln streets.

Parents are invited to bring children to the market to enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes and learn about where food comes from.

Each child who attends will receive a free book to take home provided by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library.

WSU Extension also will be at the booth to talk about gleaning.

For information, visit and select “Events,” or contact the library by calling 360-417-8500 or sending an email to [email protected]

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 chicken tacos, Tex-Mex bean salad, Mexican style salsa salad, sugarless cookies and Mexican almond cake. Coffee, tea and water will be available.

The next dance is scheduled for Oct. 13.

For more information, visit

Tales of Africa

PORT ANGELES — Steve and Lucy Nordwell will be the guest presenters at the meeting of Olympic Lodge, Sons of Norway at 7 p.m. Monday.

The event at Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St., will begin at 6 p.m. with a potluck meal.

The Nordwells will speak and share pictures of their travels in Africa earlier this year. They went on a safari and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

SmileMobile visit

PORT ANGELES — SmileMobile will be parked at Jefferson Elementary School, 218 E. 12th St., from Monday to Friday, Sept. 14.

Those interested in the service are requested to make an appointment by calling 888-286-9105.

SmileMobile accepts Apple Health and offers a sliding fee scale based on family income and size.

The Arcora Foundation SmileMobile travels the state offering dental services to children, pregnant women and family members (if capacity allows) who might not otherwise have access to dental care.

Parents’ night out

PORT ANGELES — Parents of children with disabilities are invited to share information and emotional support with other parents from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

The meeting will be at Common Grounds Cafe, 525 E. Eighth St.

Sponsored by Clallam Parent to Parent through Clallam Mosaic, parents can share information about dealing with difficult parenting situations, advocacy, how to obtain respite and finding support for emotional and self-care issues.

The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 9.

For more information, call Shawnda Hicks, Clallam parent to parent coordinator, at 360-406-1215, or visit

Book discussion

PORT ANGELES — Two titles 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.

“Handmaid’s Tale,” by Margaret Atwood and “On Tyranny,” by Michael Snyder will be discussed.

Copies of both books 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.

Resolve conflict

PORT ANGELES — Laura O’Neal will present a free program on conflict resolution at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

O’Neal will provide real-world tools for use at home, work or in the community.

This presentation will include a short test about conflict styles, discussion on the elements that make up conflict, and real-world tools to resolve conflict.

O’Neal has more than 25 years’ experience teaching communications, business start-up, non-profit board and staff training, and many basic and advanced mediation and conflict resolution subjects.

To learn more about this program, visit and select “Events,” or contact the library by calling 360-417-8500 or send an email to [email protected]


Community Concert

SEKIU — The West End Youth and Community Club will present a free classical music concert at 7:45 p.m. Sunday.

This event, part of the 2018 Francis Walton Competion Tour, will be held in the Sekiu Center, 42 Rice St.

The concert features Artem Kuznetsov on the piano and Soren Hamm on the saxophone.


Chili cook-off

BEAVER — The 17th annual Bear Creek Chili Cookoff Potluck will be held all day at the Hungry Bear Cafe, 205860 U.S. Highway 101.

There will be games for children, free hot dogs and hamburgers and live music.

For more information, call 360-327-3225.


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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