Climate lecture, builders’ surplus sale, “Paws and Claws” fundraiser among Peninsula activities

EDITOR’S NOTE: The location of the marine microplastics talk has been corrected.

A climate lecture in Forks, a builders’ surplus sale and a “Paws and Claws” fundraiser are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at


Builder’s surplus

PORT ANGELES — The North Peninsula Builder’s Association’s annual builder’s surplus sale will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St.

A selection of new and used building materials, home improvement and gardening supplies, as well as discounted service certificates for landscaping materials will be available.

The association will offer a limited pick up service for donations of saleable items. To arrange a drop-off or pick up, call the association at 360-452-8160.

Jewelry sale

PORT ANGELES — An HZ Designer Jewelry sale will be held today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pearl necklaces, earrings, chokers and lariats will be available to purchase at the Olympic Medical Center Service Building’s lobby at 939 Caroline St.

Custom orders are accepted.

Proceeds benefit Olympic Medical Center Auxiliary.

For more information, call fundraiser chair Sandy Hutter at 360-565-9110.

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 plant help at Suite 15 at the Clallam County Courthouse at 223 E. Fourth St.

Topics such as plant identification, pest and disease control, as well as vegetable gardening can be addressed.

For more information, call 360-417-2279.

Garden club meeting

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Garden Club will convene for a meeting and program Monday.

The event at the First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St., will begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and a social.

At 10 a.m., the program “Status on Noxious Weeds,” with Clallam County Noxious Weed Control Board coordinator Cathy Lucerno, will get underway.

Lucerno will speak about the new selective spraying program to eradicate invasive plant species.

At 11 a.m. a business meeting with reports will be held, followed by a 12:30 p.m. sack lunch and social.

For more information, contact Nancy Uziemblo at 509-948-3092 or [email protected]

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 tend their plots at the Fifth Street Community Garden at 328 E. Fifth St. — rain or shine — including holidays during the growing season and will be available to chat.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

Garden walk

PORT ANGELES — Master gardeners will conduct an educational walk through the Fifth Street Community Garden from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Held every second Saturday, master gardeners will cover food crop topics, as well as what is happening in Clallam County vegetable gardens.

For more information, call 360-417-2279.

Monday Musicale set

PORT ANGELES — Monday Musicale will meet in the Queen of Angels fellowship hall Monday.

The noon meeting at the hall at 209 W. 11th St., will be followed by 1 p.m. entertainment which is open to the public.

Port Angeles High School’s Vocal Unlimited, directed by Jolene Gailey, will perform.

For more information, call Helen Coleman at 360-775-0594.

Council members meet

PORT ANGELES — Two Port Angeles City Council members will be available to chat with over coffee at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Members of the public are invited to the informal meeting with Councilman Jim Moran and another council member at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center at 328 E. Seventh St.

Attendees can learn and discuss council meeting agendas, as well as other city issues.

Moran said he will even provide the coffee.

Marine microplastics

PORT ANGELES — Garth Covernton will present “Microplastics in the Marine Environment: Context and Preservation” at the Port Angeles Yacht Club at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The presentation is free to Feiro members and $5 for non-members at the club at 1305 Marine Drive.

Covernton, a University of Victoria doctoral student, will focus on how microplastics make their way into oceans, what effects are known about animals’ ingestion of the substances and efforts to prevent microplastic pollution.

Microplastics — pieces of plastics smaller than 5 millimeters — are an emerging threat to ocean ecosystems, according to a news release.

For more information, contact Melissa Williams at 360-417-6254 or [email protected]


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The public is invited to the Crescent Bay Lions Club’s benefit breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The breakfast will be at the Crescent Bay Lions Club clubhouse, 181 Holly Hill Road off state Highway 112.

The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.

The menu includes eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice.

All proceeds will go to the Crescent Bay Lions for community projects.


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.

Participants are welcome to donate to the instructors’ gas expenses but it 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.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Garden club meeting

FORKS — The Bogachiel Garden Club will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting at the Forks Community Center, 91 Maple Drive, will feature a presentation titled “Creating Flowers From Recycled Material,” by Port Angeles Garden Club member Dee Sudduth.

For more information, email Kris Ayers at kayers

Writing sessions

FORKS — The public is invited to Forks Library’s Write Stuff session from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Sessions will be held every Wednesday until April 25, with local writer Oscar Hammer facilitating the sessions at the library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

No previous writing experience is necessary. Participants are asked to bring their own materials.

For more information, call 360-374-6402, email [email protected] or visit

Western lecture series

FORKS — Adelia Ritchie will present “The Climate Reality Project: Hope for the Future” as part of Peninsula College’s Western Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Members of the public are invited to the free program at the college’s Forks Campus at 481 S. Forks Ave.

Ritchie received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and physics from University of West Florida, and her master’s and doctorate in physical organic chemistry from Northwestern University.

For more information, contact Deborah Scannell at 360-374-3223 or [email protected]

Sportsmen’s bingo

FORKS — The West End Sportsmen’s Club invites the public to its bingo night at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Games are held every Thursday at the club, 243 Sportsmen’s Club Road.

Proceeds from the bingo help fund programs such as Hunter Education and Kids’ Fishing Day.


Book discussion

SEQUIM — “Ordinary Grace” by Kent Krueger will be discussed at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sequim Library.

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

Copies of “Ordinary Grace” 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.

Genealogy meeting

SEQUIM — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Members of the public are encouraged to arrive early to sign in, have a cup of coffee or tea, and socialize at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave.

Featured will be a presentation by professional genealogist Virginia Majewski titled “Digging Up Your Ancestors Using”

She will explain how to get the best results from the website, use the information, contributing to the database, and to contact others.

For more information, call the society 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, at 360-417-5000, or visit

Motorcyclists meet

SEQUIM — The Christian Motorcyclists Association will convene for a meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to attend the free event at the M&G Mariners Cafe at 609 W. Washington St.

For more information, call Dan Anderson at 360-437-9843 or Doug Taylor at 360-681-4960 or see Facebook.

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 20th century world, military, U.S. political and African-American history and biography books.

Also available will be a 17-book collection by Louis L’Amour with leatherette covers and 16 Minecraft books.

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

Creative wellness class

SEQUIM — A creative adult wellness class is set for 1:30 p.m. Monday.

The weekly class meets Mondays at the Sequim Library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

This will be the final free meeting. The cost of the classes after Monday is to be determined, event organizers said.

“Participants will demonstrate an ability to take more responsibility for their own wellness by making and documenting small lifestyle choices which, in combination, will contribute to improved wellness outcomes,” according to a news release.

For more information, contact Patty Waite at 760-402-8183 or [email protected]

Chorus preparation

SEQUIM — The Grand Olympics Chorus of Sweet Adelines International invites members of the public to its contest preparation concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The free concert is family-friendly and will be at Trinity United Methodist Church at 100 S. Blake Ave.

The chorus will perform its contest set, as well as other songs.

For more information, contact Jean McDonald at 360-789-7691 or [email protected]

Board game night

SEQUIM — Members of the public are invited to a board game night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The free game night will be at Gateway Games & Hobby at 235 E. Washington St.

It is open to players of all skill levels.

For more information, call 360-683-8534 or email [email protected]


Discount Night

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to Mountain View Pool from 7 to 9 tonight for Discount Night.

Everyone will be admitted for $3. The whole pool is dedicated to play. Noodles, rings and other toys are available.

There will be no lap lanes. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.

For information, call 360-385-7665 or email [email protected]

Appreciation event

PORT TOWNSEND — The North Olympic Salmon Coalition has set 2 p.m. Saturday for its volunteer appreciation event.

Registration is required for the celebration at Alpenfire Cidery at 220 Pocket Lane.

To RSVP, contact Kory Kirby at 360-504-5611 or [email protected]

The free event is open to members, donors, friends, families and kids of all ages.

Featured during the event will be cider, lawn games and socializing.

During the past six months coalition volunteers reached more than 300 students, assisted with 2,000 tree plantings, 12 school field trips, 11 classroom visits and collected new salmon spawning data from more than 4 miles of streams, according to a news release.

For more information, contact Kirby.

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Wild Bill and the Buffalo Gals will be the featured musical entertainment at the next Quimper Grange contra dance and social 8 p.m. Saturday.

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

Joanne Pontrello 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

Plant clinic

PORT TOWNSEND — Washington State University Jefferson County Extension master gardeners will conduct a plant clinic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

The clinic is the first in a series that will continue Mondays through September at the Community Development Office, 621 Sheridan St.

During the free clinic, master gardeners can assist attendees in diagnosing pest infestations and unknown pathogens, as well as identify plant species.

Those unable to attend the clinic can email [email protected]

For more information, visit

Dance class

PORT TOWNSEND — A Balkan and international dance class is planned from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Instructors Richard and Susi Watson, Alice King and Susan Thomas will cover dances from Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Macedonia, Greece and Israel at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

The first hour of the class will be geared toward beginners with the last hour focusing on intermediate dancers.

Beginners are welcome anytime.

For more information, email [email protected]

Desert botany talk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Chapter of the Native Plant Society will host Kathy Darrow for a 7 p.m. presentation Tuesday.

At 6:30 p.m., socializing will begin the event at the Port Townsend Community Center at 620 Tyler St.

Darrow’s presentation “Wild, Tame, and Feral: Botanizing on the Urban Fringe of the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix, Ariz.,” will include a slideshow of the Phoenix metro area’s flora.

Darrow, a botanist and wildflower photographer has spent 10 years surveying vegetation in Arizona city parks and preserves and two seasons monitoring vegetation for Central Arizona Long Term Ecological Research Project with Arizona State University.

For more information, email Dixie Llewellin at [email protected]

Lunch and learn

PORT TOWNSEND — The Food Co-op Annex’s “Lunch and Learn” program will cover plastics at noon Wednesday.

The free program requires registration. To register, visit www.brown

During the program at the annex at 1220 Lawrence St., topics covered will include reducing the use of plastics, practical alternatives, and what happens to recycled plastics.

An optional $10 lunch will be available.

For more information, visit

Solar energy program

PORT TOWNSEND — Members of the public are invited to Washington State University’s Solar 101 class at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Attendees can learn about available incentives, products, and energy saving of switching to solar power during the “Spin Your Meter Backwards” class at the Port Townsend Yacht Club at 2503 Washington St.

The university’s state incentives cease June 30.

For more information, call 360-643-3080 or [email protected]

Book reading

PORT TOWNSEND — Key City Public Theatre actors will read various excerpts of pacific northwest author Midge Raymond’s works at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The presentation is part of the theater’s PT Shorts Program held every third Thursday at the theater’s Playhouse at 419 Washington St.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 360-385-5278 or box [email protected]


Tech Tuesday

QUILCENE — Jefferson County Library’s Tech Tuesday will begin with a presentation about podcasts at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Participants of the session at Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101 can learn what podcasts are, their content, as well as the various avenues of how to find and download them.

Following the hour-long presentation, drop-in tech assistance will be available until noon. Drop-in assistance also will be available at the library from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Library staff will be on hand to provide individual assistance with computers or hand-held devices.

Attendees can bring devices or borrow one of the library’s.

For more information, call 360-385-6544.


Friends book sale

PORT HADLOCK — The Friends of the Jefferson County Library’s book sale is set for 10 a.m. Saturday.

Friends members can arrive at 9:30 a.m. at the library’s bookmobile garage at 620 Cedar Ave.

Used books, audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs will be available to peruse until 4 p.m.

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

Bird presentation

PORT HADLOCK — Youth from 6 to 11 years old are invited to the Jefferson County Library’s “It’s For the Birds!” event at 3:45 p.m. Monday.

The Burke Museum will bring its trunk of bird specimens, bird calls and eggs to the library at 620 Cedar Ave.

Binoculars will be available to bird watch.

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

‘Great Decisions’ talk

PORT HADLOCK — The Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Jefferson County Library.

The talk at the library at 620 W. Cedar Ave. will include a short video, followed by a facilitated discussion.

Great Decisions is a moderated discussion group sponsored through the Foreign Policy Association to allow participants to learn about and discuss current foreign policy issues, according to a news release.

The next topic is “South Africa’s Fragile Democracy.”

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


Dance party

CHIMACUM — A free dance party will be held from 7 to 10 tonight.

All ages are invited to the family-friendly dance at the Chimacum Grange at 9572 Rhody Drive.

The night will begin with a warm-up, with a 10-minute opening circle to share introductions, announcements and offerings for the dance.

Hosts Amy Priest, Weston Pratt, Sarah Peller and Leigh Senna will play a variety of styles from funky disco to ambient and tribal genres.

The night will culminate with another circle gathering.

Event organizers ask attendees to leave their shoes at the door before hitting the dance floor.

No alcohol is permitted.


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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