A presentation on the Elwha River restoration and a dance in Port Townsend are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.
Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsula dailynews.com.
Singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart will perform at two North Olympic Library System branches in the upcoming weeks.
The public is invited to her free performances at the branches in Port Angeles, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 10:15 a.m. today and Forks, 171 S. Forks Ave., at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15.
Stewart is a national award-winning musician who has been writing and performing for young children and their families for 20 years, according to a news release.
PORT TOWNSEND — The next Discovery Dance session will feature Tony Petrillo and the Roundabout Quintet at 8 tonight.
Admission is $12 to the dance at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.
A free beginner’s lesson in nightclub two-step will be led by Janice Eklund at 7 p.m.
The venue is smoke- and scent-free, event organizers said.
For more information, email [email protected]dance.org.
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.
For more information, visit www.conversationcafe.org.
Discount night swim
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.
No lap lanes. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.
For information, call 360-385-7665 or email [email protected]
Trail work party
PORT TOWNSEND — The city of Port Townsend is seeking volunteers to assist with various trail maintenance needs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Those interested in participating will meet at Hancock and 32nd streets. Parking will be available along paved residential roads, with the easiest access being to follow Hancock Street from Hastings Avenue about four blocks to 32nd Street, according to a news release.
Volunteers will help fill low spots and resurface trails along the 33rd Street corridor near Hancock.
Attendees are asked to bring wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, pruners and gloves.
Event organizers advise that attendees wear sturdy work boots and dress for the weather, as work will proceed rain or shine.
Snacks will be provided after work is completed.
For more information, contact Alex Wisniewski at 360-379-5081 or awisnewski @cityofptus, or Scott Walker at [email protected]
PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will meet from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church.
Free lessons are provided for all skill levels at the church, 1120 Walker St.
Loaner ukes are available.
For more information, contact Germaine Arthur at 360-385-2233 or [email protected]
PORT TOWNSEND — The PT Cruisers will be the featured musical entertainment at the next Quimper Grange contra dance 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.
Nan Evans will be the caller.
For information, visit www.ptcommunitydance.com.
Free legal clinic
PORT TOWNSEND — Those seeking free legal advice are invited by the Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers to attend a free legal clinic from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.
The clinic allows local people to address legal issues in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers.
Volunteers answer questions regarding issues related to family law, tenant/landlord, public assistance, estates, bankruptcy, employment and creditors.
For more information, call 360-504-2422 or email [email protected]
Daughters of Norway
PORT TOWNSEND — New members of Thea Foss No. 45 Daughters of Norway will be welcomed with celebrations during the group’s meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Members of the public are invited to attend the proceedings at the Fred Lewis Scout Cabin, 3075 Discovery Road.
For more information, call 360-531-4512 or email daughtersofnorway [email protected]
PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society will host Janet Coles for a presentation on the Paradise Fire at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Doors for the event at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., will open at 6 p.m.
During 2015, the Paradise Fire burned for five months and consumed nearly 3,000 acres of old-growth rainforest in the middle of the Queets River valley of Olympic National Park.
Coles, a lead botanist for the park, will highlight some of the unusual features of the fire and provide an assessment of the short-term positives and negatives of fire in the rainforest.
For more information, call Dixie Llewellin at 360-385-6432.
PORT TOWNSEND — Daniel and Billie Land will tell their story of hand-delivering a boat from San Diego to Port Townsend at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The free event, sponsored by the Port Wilson Sail & Power Squadron, will be held at the Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington St.
The Lands will detail their 1,200-mile trip delivering the 11-year-old Grand Banks 47.
For more information, visit www.pointwilson.org.
Birding at Flagler
NORDLAND — The Admiralty Audubon chapter will host a birding field trip in Fort Flagler State Park beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.
People interested in this walk can meet up at the RV campground parking lot to walk the spit between Port Townsend Bay and Kilisut Harbor, 10541 Flagler Road.
Bring binoculars, spotting scopes and field guides, and dress in warm layers, hats, gloves and hiking boots for comfort.
A Discover Pass is required.
Contact trip leader Paula Vanderheul at 360-379-8564 or atpvanderheul @gmail.com.
PORT HADLOCK — Children ages 6 to 18 years old are invited to participate in boffer swordplay at 3 p.m. today.
The live-action role-playing event will be held until 4:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.
Chaz Hillyard will coach attendees through the event, which utilizes foam-wrapped PVC piping and duct tape to produce makeshift swords.
Boffers will be provided.
For more information, call 360-385-6544.
PORT HADLOCK — Members of the public are invited to a work party at Indian Island County Park at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Registration is required for the event. To register, visit www.signupgenius.com.
Until noon, attendees will help maintain plants and remove invasive species such as English holly and Himalayan blackberry.
Tools, gloves and light snacks will be provided.
Directions to the park are: “Take [state] Highway 116 to Indian Island. The parking lot for Indian Island park is the first turnoff after the bridge onto Indian Island, directly across from the entrance to Indian Island Naval Base. Look for [a] sandwich board sign.”
For more information, call 360-561-0167.
Knotted family trees
CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Genealogical Society’s researcher Jesse Stewart will speak at the society’s upcoming meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Members of the public are invited to the event at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.
Stewart will present a variety of researching techniques and records to help untie “knotty” problems such as finding the maiden name of people in a family tree.
For more information, visit www.wajcgs.org.
SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to help with its first round of holiday decorating around downtown Saturday.
At 10:30 a.m., volunteers will meet at the corner of East Washington Street and North Sequim Avenue to begin tasks such as putting up lights.
Event organizers said decorating can last until dusk or however long people would like to stick around.
Decorating will occur rain or shine, event organizers said.
For more information, call 360-683-6197.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Library continues its “Harry Potter” marathon with a screening of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” today at 3:15 p.m.
On Fridays until Dec. 8, movie trivia, popcorn and magic-themed treats will be available at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Those interested are encouraged to don costumes.
Final derby meet
SEQUIM — Port Scandalous’ seventh — and final — bout of its seventh season will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for the event at the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, 400 W. Fir St.
The cost is $10 for general admission, $8 for ages 7-12, military and seniors, and free for kids 6 and younger.
Scandalous will play against the Rodeo City Rollergirls.
A beer garden will be available for those 21 or older. A valid ID is required for entry.
An after-party will follow at the Metta Room, 132 E. Front St., Port Angeles.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events.
‘Walk for Water’
SEQUIM — Sequim High School’s Be the Change and Interact clubs will host the annual “Walk For Water” at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
The public is invited to the walk, which will begin on the Olympic Discovery Trail along Hendrickson Road, across from Sequim Middle School, event organizers said.
The walk is “a fun and fit activity for students” aimed at fundraising and raising awareness for women in Africa, according to a news release.
The goal is to help raise at least $1,400 to fund one cistern for women in Africa through the Path Out of Poverty organization.
Those interested can sponsor one of the students walking or make a tax-deductible pledge or donation.
For more information, email Interact Club President Liam Stevenson at [email protected].
SEQUIM — “The Heart of Horses” by Molly Gloss 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 “The Heart of Horses” 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 www.nols.org.
For more information, call 360-683-1161, email [email protected] or visit the website.
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 a drop-leaf dining table with chairs, as well as warm sweaters and jackets.
Also featured will be gently used holiday dishware, 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.
SEQUIM — Members of the public are invited to the city’s ribbon-cutting at Carrie Blake Park at noon Monday.
The cutting will commemorate the opening of the new entrance and road to the park at 202 N. Blake Ave.
For more information, contact Barbara Hanna at 360-681-3422 or [email protected]
Memory loss meeting
SEQUIM — The public is invited to Discovery Memory Care’s “Loss Meetings: Support & Education” event at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The free meeting will be facilitated by Kathy Burrer and Pam Scott at Discovery, 408 W. Washington St.
For more information, call 360-683-7047 or [email protected]
Work off that meal
SEQUIM — SportsFit Training Center will hold a workout to help raise food for the Sequim Food Bank at 9 a.m. Thursday.
Admission is two nonperishable food items per person to the family-friendly session at 1102 E. Washington St.
All fitness levels are welcome.
DJ O.B.1 will help lead the workout.
For more information, call 360-582-7039.
Pet adoption event
PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, in tandem with Koenig Subaru, will present a reduced-fee pet adoption event Saturday.
Between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., attendees who adopt a pet will get a chance to “sweeten the deal” at Subaru’s “Share the Love” event and receive a fee-waived adoption at the society, 1743 Old Olympic Highway.
This event is open to the public, and there is no fee to attend.
Subaru vehicles from Koenig will be available to peruse.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the shelter at 360-457-8206.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Library invites members of the public to its “CreativiTea” arts and crafts event at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Attendees can sip tea and create a pressed-leaf fall frame at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
All supplies will be provided.
PORT ANGELES — Jim’s Pharmacy Home Health and Swain’s General Store are teaming up for a coat drive Saturday.
The public can donate a new or gently used coat at Swain’s, 602 E. First St., or Jim’s, 424 E. Second St., and receive a coupon.
Donations can be dropped off at Jim’s between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or Swain’s between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Coats will be distributed to local veterans.
The American Legion Riders Port 29 will hold a flag ceremony at Jim’s at noon.
For more information, call 360-452-2357 or 360-452-4200.
PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College Jazz Singers will host a fall concert from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
The performers, led by Elaine Gardner-Morales, will perform holiday and jazz pieces in the college’s Maier Hall, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
The public is invited to the free performance.
All singers will also perform solos.
For more information, email Gardner-Morales at [email protected]
Garden club speaker
PORT ANGELES — Ian Mackay will be the featured speaker at the Port Angeles Garden Club meeting Monday.
The meeting at the First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St., will begin at 10 a.m., with Mackay’s presentation following at 11:15 a.m.
Mackay will speak about some of his experiences riding his wheelchair across the state.
PORT ANGELES — Monday Musicale will meet in the Queen of Angels Fellowship Hall at noon Monday.
Following the meeting at 209 W. 11th St., the public is invited to hear the Queen of Angels student marimba band, under the direction of Marcea Rinehart, perform at 1 p.m.
For more information, call Helen Coleman at 360-775-0594.
PORT ANGELES — Licensed massage therapists can earn two continuing education credits during “Mary Bond’s Foot Work” workshop Tuesday.
The 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. class will be led by Marilyn Beech of Sequim at First Presbyterian Church of Port Angeles, 139 W. Eighth St.
Admission is a $5 donation, which will cover rental costs, according to a news release.
Beech will begin the session with a lecture, then focus on movement work for potential clients with asymmetrical bodies, including remobilizing and walking.
No massage tables are needed.
Participants will be barefoot, and event organizers encourage those who don’t like their feet on the floor to bring a blanket or yoga mat.
PORT ANGELES — Ian Miller will present “Dams, Dirts and Creatures of the Deep: Elwha Restoration and the Nearshore” at the next speaker series session, set from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The lecture will be at the Feiro Marine Life Center, 315 N. Lincoln St.
Cost is a $5 suggested donation; members will be admitted free.
Miller, who holds a doctorate, has been researching the changes in the nearshore environment of the Elwha River before and after the dam removal project. He will update on the changes they are seeing in the nearshore environment.
As the coastal hazards specialist for Washington Sea Grant, he spends his time on research, education and outreach on topics such as chronic erosion, climate change, tsunami and other coastal hazards.
Contact Melissa Williams at 360-417-6254 or [email protected] center.org for more information.
JOYCE — The Crescent Lions Club will host a benefit breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.
The public is invited to the breakfast at the Crescent Bay Lions Club clubhouse at 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.
FORKS — The chamber jazz duo PoetryMusic will perform at the Forks Library at 7 tonight.
The musical duo will perform poetry set to music though projected images and slideshows at the library, 171 S. Forks Ave.
The duo is composed of Port Angeles residents Colleen O’Brien and Chris Lee. They have performed for more than 30 years.
FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge will host a blood drive today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The drive at 941 Merchants Road will be closed from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch.
To schedule an appointment or for questions regarding eligibility, call 800-398-7888, ext. 2.
Prime rib dinner
FORKS — A prime rib dinner will be served by Forks Emblem Club 488 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 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.
FORKS — Chef Alberto Reyes will host a vegan cooking show Sunday in the Forks Athletic & Aquatic Club dining room at 1 p.m.
Reyes will demonstrate cooking techniques to enhance food flavors and will demonstrate cooking with vegan ingredients in the club’s dining room, 91 Maple Ave.
Admission is free, though donations will be accepted.
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.
Talk on mills
FORKS — Tom Rosmond will be the featured guest at the West End Historical Society’s program at noon Tuesday.
Members of the public are invited to the events at First Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave.
Rosmond will lead a discussion about local mills.
A soup lunch will be available to purchase during the event.
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.