Cooking class, harvest festival among the week’s attractions

A feast to benefit felines, a cooking class and a harvest festival in Neah Bay are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Next-level coloring

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Library invites the public to its “CreativiTea” event at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Attendees can sip tea and engage in grayscale coloring during the event at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Spooky haunted houses, sugar skulls and fall-themed pictures will be available to color.

Supplies will be provided.

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

Pro bono lawyers

PORT ANGELES — Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers will present “Law at the Landing” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The event at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., is intended to help the public address legal issues in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers.

Volunteer attorneys will provide and assist with completing advance directive forms including a power of attorney for finances, power of attorney for medical and a health care directive.

There is an anticipated high demand for this clinic, so attendees are asked to arrive on time.

For more information or to register, contact Shauna Rogers McClain at 360-504-2422 or probono [email protected]

Taco Tuesday

PORT ANGELES — Taco Tuesday and a silent auction will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairview Grange.

For $8, attendees can partake in all-you-can-eat tacos, beans, rice and ice cream at the grange, 161 Lake Farm Road.

Admission is free for children 12 and younger.

Items for the auction are welcome.

Proceeds will benefit the grange’s scholarship and building fund.

For more information, call 360-461-9008.

Diabetes talk

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center’s Jill Corson, ARNP, will discuss neurological issues related to diabetes during a diabetes support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting, hosted by Olympic Medical Center, will be in the private dining room at Seasons Café at the hospital, 939 Caroline St.

This group meets monthly to focus on diabetes education and health maintenance in a casual environment.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 360-417-7125.

Insect lecture

PORT ANGELES — Master Gardener Audreen Williams will present a lecture on “Beneficial Insects: Larvae & Adults” at noon Thursday.

This week’s installment of the Master Gardeners’ “brown bag series” will be in room 160 at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

For more information, call 360-417-2279.


Film screening

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library continues its “Harry Potter” marathon with a screening of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” at 3:15 p.m. today.

On Fridays through Dec. 8, movie trivia, popcorn and magic-themed treats will be available at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Those interested are encouraged to wear costumes.

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

Backyard birding

SEQUIM — The Backyard Birding classes at the Dungeness River Audubon Center will feature a presentation, “Landscaping for Birds,” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The center is in Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The cost of the session is $5 for adults, free for those younger than 18.

Joe Holtrop, Clallam Conservation District’s executive director, will present aspects of a bird-friendly yard, including food, water and shelter, with an emphasis on the use of plants native to this area, according to a press release.

Backyard Birding can be taken either as individual classes or in a series.

Lighthouse meeting

SEQUIM — The New Dungeness Lighthouse Association invites the public to its annual meeting Saturday.

The group will convene at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Featured at the event will be a presentation by Clallam County Historical Society Executive Director Kathy Edmonds and a silent auction.

Attendees can learn about the association, how to get involved as a volunteer and how to win a weeklong stay at the lighthouse.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Greg MacDonald at 360-565-5532 or macdiver [email protected]

Guild thrift shop

SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The shop at 204 W. Bell St. will feature fine china sets and wine glasses as well as Halloween costumes and decor.

Also featured will be gently used fall fashions, kitchen appliances, designer handbags, jewelry, books and puzzles.

White-tagged items will be marked at half-price.

Consignors and new volunteers are always needed.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Feasting for felines

SEQUIM — A benefit luncheon and dinner will be made available to the public Saturday.

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Alder Wood Bistro, 139 W. Alder St.

Local and imported wines will be available, as well as a raffle.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Peninsula Friends of Animals’ vet expenses and recent rescues.

The meals also are a celebration of National Cat Day.

For more information, call 360-452-0414 or visit

Harvest fall social

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange will host a harvest fall social at Pioneer Memorial Park at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Home-baked goods, live music and socializing will be featured at the park, 387 W. Washington St.

For $3, attendees can receive a pie slice with ice cream. Cookies, brownies and cake also are planned.

Proceeds will benefit the park’s maintenance, as well as the grange’s clubhouse and scholarships.

For more information, call 360-808-3434.

Roller derby match

SEQUIM — The ladies of Port Scandalous will skate against the Rolling Hills Derby Dames at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula.

Tickets will be available at the door for $10; $8 for children ages 7 to 12, military and seniors; and free to children 6 and younger.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. at the club, 400 W. Fir St.

Elks bingo

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge invites those 18 and older to play bingo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free. The minimum buy-in for the game is $10 at the lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.

For more information, call Crystal Parker at 360-683-3034.

Blanket collection

SEQUIM — Project Linus will hold an open house to collect blankets for foster children, the Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Court Appointed Special Advocates program (CASA) at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The open house and collection will take place at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

New handmade quilted, fleece, knit or crocheted blankets are being collected for children.

For information, call Phyllis at 360-797-7417 or email [email protected]

Cooking class

SEQUIM — Registered dietitian Heather Reseck will lead a vegetarian cooking class at Sequim Adventist Church at 5 p.m. Monday.

Those who would like to attend the class at the church, 30 Sanford Lane, are encouraged to email Reseck at [email protected] to ensure there is enough food.

The class will showcase plant-based recipes for a Tex-Mex casserole, veggie meatballs and dairy-free lasagna for holiday potlucks and gatherings.

For more information, call 360-683-7373.

Documentary film

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library will host a film screening at 6 p.m. Tuesday as part of its “Documentary Nights!” series.

The free film at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., will be “Shalom Italia.”

According to a press release: “On the run from Nazis, three Italian Jewish brothers spent months during their childhood hiding in a cave in the Tuscan countryside.”

For more information about the film, visit

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

Hospital guild speaker

SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild’s speaker series and business meetings will resume Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church community hall, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

The speaker event is free and open to the public.

The speaker, Phil Castell of Castell Insurance, will address Medicare with a presentation on “What’s New and What to Do.”

After his talk, a short recess will follow before the guild’s business meeting.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — “The Danish Girl” by David Ebershoff will be discussed at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Sequim Library.

The discussion is in a book group called Novel Conversations, which meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave. All are welcome to attend.

Copies of the book 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.

Community dinner

SEQUIM — A free community dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church.

The public is invited to the meal at the church at 100 S. Blake Ave., which will feature barbecue baked chicken, baked beans, vegetables, coleslaw, dessert and beverages.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling the church at 360-683-5367 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner.

They also can be made by emailing [email protected]

Choir concert

SEQUIM — Sequim High School choir students under the direction of John Lorentzen will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The public is invited to the free concert at the high school auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information, call Lorentzen at 360-582-3521.


Pink party

BLYN — The seventh annual Pink Party will be held at 7 Cedars Casino at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Those 21 and older are invited to the no-cover event at the casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101.

For each participant who arrives wearing pink, $5 will be donated to Olympic Medical Center.


Discovery dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Ranger & The Re-Arrangers will perform gypsy jazz at the Discovery Dance at 8 tonight.

Admission is $12. The event also will feature a free cha-cha dance lesson at 7 p.m. with dance instructor Janice Eklund at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.

No partners are necessary.

For more information, visit

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 this week is “Privacy.”

For more information, visit

Discount swim

PORT TOWNSEND — Mountain View Pool will host a discount swim night from 5 to 8 tonight.

Admission will be $3 at the pool, 1925 Blaine St.

Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.

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

Meditative art

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend School of the Arts will host a beginner’s Zentangle session from 6 to 9 tonight.

Janel Carlson will lead the class at the school, Fort Worden Way, Building 306.

The art form is intended to be meditative and non-representational, which is easy, fun and calming, according to a press release.

For more information, call 360-344-4479 or email [email protected]

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Chim Chums will be the featured musical entertainment at the next Quimper Grange contra dance this Saturday.

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

Although the dance begins at 8 p.m., those interested can arrive at 7:30 p.m. to brush up on their contra dancing.

Isaac Banner of Seattle will be the caller.

For information, visit

UFO meetup

PORT TOWNSEND — Olympic UFO Meet Up will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting House, 1841 Sheridan St.

Maurene Morgan of the Mutual UFO Network of Washington State will talk about how the organization functions and how those interested can become certified field investigators.

Attendees will be invited to continue their discussions at another location following the meeting.

Space will be available for people to meet in private.

For more information, call 360-344-2991 or email [email protected]

Work party

PORT TOWNSEND — The Admiralty Audubon of East Jefferson County will host a conservation work party at Kah Tai Lagoon at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Until noon, volunteers will plant shore pine and Garry oak on the northeast side of the lagoon on San Juan Avenue.

Parking will be available at Blaine and 19th streets, west of the Kearney Street intersection.

Attendees are asked to bring shovels, buckets and work gloves.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 360-385-0307.

Stewardship trails

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Land Trust is seeking volunteers to maintain and repair trails at the Ilahee Preserve from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Directions to the preserve are “from state Highway 19, turn onto Prospect Avenue toward Kala Point. Take Creekview Lane — the first road to the right — and follow to the end of the road. Park at the split-rail fence and walk on in.”

For more information, call 360-375-9501, ext. 109, or email [email protected]

Toastmasters meet

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Toastmasters will convene for a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The group will meet in the second-floor activity room of the Seaport Landing Retirement & Assisted Living, 1201 Hancock St.

Bill Thomas, former mayor of Sequim, will provide a speech, along with other storytellers at the meeting.

For more information, call 360-531-4464 or 206-395-4494.

Ukulele rendezvous

PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will meet for its monthly happy hour and open mic at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be at the Highway 20 Road House, 2152 W. Sims Way.

For more information, call 360-385-2233.

Young voices program

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Reading Series will feature “An Evening of Young Voices” at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Students from Port Townsend High School will present some of their writing at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.

A $5 donation is suggested.

The students worked with the Writers in the Schools, a Seattle Arts & Lectures program.

Proceeds will benefit the center.

For more information, call Bill Mawhinney at 360-302-1159.


Sugar skull crafting

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library invites the public to decorate sugar skulls from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Those 18 and older can decorate the skulls in observance of the November holiday El Dia de los Muertos at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

All materials will be provided.

For more information, call 360-385-6544.

Crafting with wool

PORT HADLOCK — Sarah Leonard will be at the Jefferson County Library to help attendees with wool and felting projects at 3:45 p.m. Monday.

All materials will be provided at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Projects will include a small wool bag decorated with needle-felted design, puppets, felted three-dimensional pumpkins and autumn leaf garlands.

For more information, call 360-385-6544.


Colonial beginnings

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Genealogical Society will host Bob Miller for a presentation at its next meeting Saturday.

Members of the public are invited to the free event from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Miller, an American studies teacher, will focus on providing a new perspective of early North American settlement cultures and their effect today, according to a press release.

Donations to the society will be accepted.

For more information, visit


Food drive

BRINNON — Brinnon Food Bank’s food drive will begin accepting donations at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Donations of nonperishable food items can be dropped off at the parking lot of the Halfway House Restaurant-RV Park, 41 Brinnon Lane, until 1 p.m.

Monetary donations also will be accepted.

For more information, call 360-796-4366.


Food drive

FORKS — Forks High School student Anna Hudson will host a food drive to benefit Sarge’s Place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Forks Outfitters.

A bake sale also is planned at the store at 950 S. Forks Ave.

Canned food, boxed items, coffee, creamer, tea, honey, flour, sugar, hot cocoa mix, pancake mix, syrup and condiments are all on the needed list.

Dishwasher tabs, dryer sheets, men’s disposable razors, liquid hand soap, paper towels, toilet paper and tissues are also needed, along with cleaning supplies.

Items can also be dropped off at Forks Alternative School during its hours at 161 E. E St.

Potluck, scotch broom

FORKS — A potluck and Scotch broom removal demonstration is planned at the Forks Community Garden from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The potluck will be held in the Forks Ambulance conference room, 530 Bogachiel Way.

Demonstrations will follow in and around the garden at the same address.

For information, call Jill Silver at 360-301-4306 or Kathy Bone at 360-374-6632.

Prime rib dinner

FORKS — A prime rib dinner will be served by Forks Emblem Club 488 at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The cost is $20 for those older than 13, $18 for seniors, $10 for kids ages 4-12 and free for those 3 or younger at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

The dinner also will include tea, coffee, water and a dessert.

Proceeds will benefit local charities, according to a press release.

For more information, call 360-374-2524.

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. while regular bingo will start at 7 p.m. at the lodge at 941 Merchants Road.

Concessions will be available for purchase.


Fall festival

NEAH BAY — The Neah Bay Fall Festival will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today in the Neah Bay High School gym.

Tickets will be sold for activities and games at the school, 3560 Deer St.

Snacks also will be available for purchase.


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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