An English country dance, an alpaca ranch tour and a skiing film are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.
Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsula dailynews.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center will host two speakers this week as part of its speaker series.
Both events will be held at the center, 431 Water St.
The first speaker will be Tucker Thompson, who will discuss the America Cup races tonight from 6:30 to 8:30.
Admission for Thompson’s speech is $14. Tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com.
The week will conclude with Henry Veitenhans’ presentation, “North to Alaska,” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Veitenhans’ presentation is free.
For more information, call 360-385-3628.
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]
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.
Today’s conversation will be “Tribalism.”
For more information, visit www.conversationcafe.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Friends Meetinghouse will host a benefit concert featuring nine area singers at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Donations are suggested for the concert at the meetinghouse, 1841 Sheridan St., which will open with a desert social at 6:30 p.m.
Sydney Keegan, Pat Vaughan, Sue Reid, Rob Wamstad, Michael Cohoon, Scott Rosekrans, Frank Boyle, Jeff Johnson and David Schroeder will sing jazz standards from the 1920s to ’40s.
Proceeds from the concert will help pay for the loan on the meetinghouse, event organizers said.
For more information, call Hazel Johnson at 360-385-6000.
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]
PORT TOWNSEND — A work party is planned at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
The public is invited to help remove Scotch broom, spread compost or pick up trash.
Directions to the park are: “… traveling east on state Highway 20, turn left at the stop light at Haines Place then the next right at 12th Street. Park at the KTLNP parking lot behind Henery’s Hardware [218 W. Sims Way] off of 12th Street. Look for the white pickup north of the picnic shelter.”
Scotch broom pullers, five trash grabbers and garbage bags will be provided.
Event organizers urge attendees to bring rakes if they have them.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 360-385-0307 or email [email protected]
PORT TOWNSEND — The Community Chorus of Port Townsend and East Jefferson County will host a spring rehearsal Sunday.
Registration for the event at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1335 Blaine St., will begin at 6 p.m. with rehearsals beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The cost of the event is $35.
The chorus is preparing for a program of civil rights songs and pop music of the late 1960s slated for Friday and Sunday, April 6 and 8.
For more information, call 360-385-1402.
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 laps, water walking and exercise from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the pool, 1925 Blaine St.
From 2:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., the pool will be open to all ages for recreation.
An adult must accompany children younger than 8 in the water.
For more information, call 360-385-7665.
Climate change talk
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will host Eric Grossman for a lecture in its upcoming installment of its Future of Oceans series at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Grossman, a U.S. Geological Survey researcher and the holder of a doctorate, will present “Coastal Climate Change Across the Salish Sea: Impacts to Humans and Habitats” at the Fort Worden State Park chapel, 200 Battery Way.
He will talk about impending coastal climate change in the Pacific Northwest and new models that researchers are developing to predict their impacts to people, ecosystems and our way of life, Grossman said in a news release.
Currently, Grossman and his team of researchers are focusing on advancing Puget Sound Coastal Storm Monitoring Systems in a real-time forecasting mode, which continuously predicts storm surge and wave impacts 48 hours in advance.
For more information, visit www.ptmsc.org.
Mt. Rainier wildflowers
PORT TOWNSEND — Donovan Tracy will present “Wildflowers of Mount Rainier National Park” at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Social hour will begin the event at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., at 6:30 p.m.
Tracy is a wildflower enthusiast, photographer and hiker, volunteers with the University of Washington Herbarium and co-authored the wild-flower guide, “Alpine Flowers of Mt. Rainier” with David Giblin, the herbarium’s collection manager.
He recently assisted the Mt. Rainier volunteer rangers, known as “Meadow Rovers” with training on sub-alpine meadow classification and alpine plant identification of the national park, according to a news release.
For more information, call Dixie Llewellin at 360-385-6432 or visit www. flowersofrainier.com.
Carbon monoxide talk
PORT TOWNSEND — The Point Wilson Power & Sail Squadron invites members of the public to hear Gail Chanpong’s presentation on carbon monoxide hazards at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Chanpong, an epidemiologist and public health professional, will speak at the Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington St.
The aim of the presentation is to stimulate discussion about prevention strategies related hazardous chemicals commonly encountered in boating, event organizers said.
Discussion topics include carbon monoxide alarms compared to monitors and how to select a CO-smoke detector to fit marine environments.
Much of her presentation focuses on boating, but is also applicable to homes ashore.
Chanpong has a varied field-based experience in the United States, Latin America, Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, according to a news release.
For more information, visit www.pointwilson.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson Healthcare will offer free health seminar, “Arthritis — Hips and Knees: An Orthopedic Perspective,” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Dr. Edward Eissmann and physical therapist Mitzi Hazard will speak at the seminar in the Dirksen Auditorium at the hospital at 834 Sheridan St.
Eissmann will speak about total joint replacements, hip and knee arthritis, as well as surgical and nonsurgical arthritis treatments.
Hazard, the manager of Rehabilitation Services & Wellness, will present information on the continuum of care relating to the Total Joint Replacement Program.
Following the presentations, a question-and-answer session will be held with the speakers.
For more information, visit www.jeffersonhealth care.org.
Broken broadsides talk
PORT TOWNSEND — Myrna Keliher will answer the question “how do you ‘break’ a poetry broadside” at Northwind Book Arts Group’s meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Keliher, letterpress printer and poetry publisher, will guide attendees through the process of creating broken broadsides and explain what a broadside is, as well as why they are needed, at Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.
Keliher is an artist, designer, printer, publisher and proprietor of Expedition Press in Kingston.
Keliher holds a bachelor of arts degree from The Evergreen State College, and she apprenticed with Stern & Faye, Printers.
Salmon bingo night
PORT TOWNSEND — The North Olympic Salmon Coalition will host a benefit bingo night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
For $1, attendees can receive a bingo card at the Hilltop Tavern, 2510 W. Sims Way.
All proceeds from the sale of cards will benefit the salmon coalition.
For more information, visit www.nosc.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — Children from 6 to 11 years old are invited to get messy during the Port Townsend Library’s slime party at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
The library is at 1220 Lawrence St.
For more information, call 360-385-3181.
PORT TOWNSEND — Youth from 6 to 14 years old are invited to Windward Adventure’s open hike at Fort Worden on Wednesday.
Youth and their parent-guardians will gather at the fort’s Schoolhouse, 200 Battery Way, Building No. 298, at 2 p.m.
The group will leave at 2:15 p.m. sharp and windward leaders will begin to introduce attendees to the offerings of the windward until 4 p.m.
Event organizers urge those interested to bring hiking boots and weather-appropriate clothing.
For more information, call 360-385-3387 or email [email protected]
Admiralty Audubon talk
PORT TOWNSEND — The Admiralty Audubon will host Cindy Daily, of Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue, for a live bird of prey exhibition at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Daily will talk about the birds’ natural history and the roles of wildlife rehabilitators at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.
The program is family-friendly and free.
Donations for discovery bird rescue will be accepted during the event.
For more information, contact William Vogt at 360-531-2821 or [email protected]
PORT TOWNSEND — The Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow auditions will occur Thursday from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Blue Heron Middle School, 3939 San Juan Ave.
To tryout for the auditions, those interested are required to complete an application. To obtain an application, visit Blue Heron; Crossroads Music, 2100 Lawrence St.; or go online at www.starsof tomorrowpt.com.
For more information, contact Mary Crozier at 360-531-0200 or [email protected]
PORT TOWNSEND — Children and their parents and guardians can enjoy a morning of movement and music at the Port Townsend Library’s Sing-a-Ling event Thursday.
The free event will be held from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the library, 1220 Lawrence St.
The event will be led by Keeth Apgar, a member of the local band Harmonica Pocket.
Apgar leads participants through an exploration in music and movement, singing old and new songs and making up new tunes on the spot through engaging audience participation.
Children and guardians are encouraged to clap, dance, wiggle, whisper and shout, all in the name of creativity and expression.
For more information, call 360-385-5811.
PORT HADLOCK — Children from 9 to 18 years old are invited to Jefferson County Library’s game night from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today.
Board and card games will be available at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.
Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Jefferson County Library.
For more information, call 360-385-6544.
PORT HADLOCK — The public is invited to make valentine day cards during Jefferson County Library’s “Handmade & Heartfelt: Valentine Making for Adults” event at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Those 18 and older can create Valentine cards with doilies and printed flowers at the library, 620 Cedar Ave., until 7:30 p.m.
All materials will be provided.
For more information, call 360-385-6544.
Drama club production
CHIMACUM — The Chimacum High School drama club will present its final showings of its slapstick adaption of “Around the World in 80 Days” tonight through Sunday.
Admission to the productions are $10 general; $5 for students with ASB cards or seniors; and free for those younger than 10.
Tonight and Saturday’s performances at the high school’s theatre, 91 West Valley Road, will start at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday’s performance will begin at 3:30 p.m., with doors opening at 3 p.m.
CHIMACUM — The public is invited to the Olympic Peninsula Regenerative Agricultural Alliance’s “The Art & Science of Grazing” potluck from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
Held on Sundays at 3610 Center Road, the meetings focus on agroforestry, silvopasture systems, planned grazing, permaculture, no-till food production, renewable energy and natural building.
For more information, call 360-531-1173.
Local bird program
SEQUIM — Representatives of the Dungeness River Audubon Center will host a program about area bird species at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Preregistration is required for the event at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., due to space limitations.
Adaptations, migratory habits, feathers and nests will be covered.
For more information, contact the library.
SEQUIM — Members of the public are invited to drop by Happy Valley Alpaca Ranch for its Winter Ranch Tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Attendees can meet the ranch’s alpacas, andshop locally handmade and imported alpaca apparel at the ranch, 4629 Happy Valley Road.
Glassblowing demonstrations and blown glass items also will be available at Molten Mamma’s Hot Shop on the ranch’s property.
There will be goats, chickens and pigs at the shop, as well.
The tours are available every Saturday during January.
For more information, contact Mike and Linda Gooch at 360-681-0948 or [email protected]
SEQUIM — Priscilla Patterson will sign copies of her recently published book “Fences — An Illustrated Journey” on Saturday.
Patterson, a Sequim artist, will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St.
“The book consists of 20 watercolor paintings of fenced, gates and barriers reproduced to show the limits we place around ourselves,” according to a news release.
Original paintings from the book will also be available to purchase.
For more information, contact Patterson at 360-477-4195 or priscilla [email protected]
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 a selection of military aviation, American lighthouses, and five volumes of The New England Historical & Genealogical Register from 1852 to 1891.
Also available will be a collection of Marvel graphic novels and 79 issues of the manga series “Maison Ikkoku.”
Proceeds from the sale benefit children’s and adult programming at the library.
‘Jack and the Beanstalk’
SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts and the Missoula Children’s Theatre Tour bring “Jack and the Beanstalk” to Sequim, with performances at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.
The performances will be at the Sequim High School auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students/youths. They are available at the door.
Youth in kindergarten through 12th grades help make up the ensemble cast.
For more information, see www.olympictheatre arts.org or call the OTA business office at 360-683-7326 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
SEQUIM — Sequim Prairie Grange members will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
For $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger, attendees can enjoy pancakes, ham, eggs and a beverage at the grange located at 290 Macleay Road.
The grange will use the profits for upkeep of the building and its projects.
For more information, call Joy Barrett at 360-683-7021.
Library friends meeting
SEQUIM — The public is invited to the annual meeting of the Friends of the Sequim Library at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Featured at the meeting at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., will be guest Shelley Taylor Morgan.
Morgan’s experiences in film, television, and radio will be highlighted.
Following the program, a business meeting and donation to the Sequim Library will be held.
SEQUIM — “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel will be discussed at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Sequim Library.
All are welcome to participate at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Copies of “Station Eleven” 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.
New in Town
SEQUIM — Guest speaker Mary Jane Duncan from Clallam Mosaic, a group that helps people with developmental disabilities, will talk at Wednesday’s meeting of the New in Town Conversation.
The talk will be from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of every other month at First Federal, 333 N. Sequim Ave.
New in Town Conversation is designed for those who are newly arrived in Sequim or who are considering moving to the town.
Attendees can meet other newcomers and learn more about the history of Sequim and volunteering opportunities.
RSVP to Catherine Mich at 360-582-1081 or [email protected].
SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Software Development & Data Network, a meetup.com group, will gather at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Anyone who has an interest in technology is invited to the free meeting at Clallam Coworking, 502 S. Still Road.
The group will gather to network, eat pizza and discuss technology on the North Olympic Peninsula, tech news, the group’s successes, challenges and collaborations, as well as a project for the group.
SEQUIM — “Investment Rules of the Road” will be presented free from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sequim Library.
Edward Jones financial adviser Philip Trowbridge will focus on 10 fundamental concepts of investing and potential strategies to help build wealth when he speak at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.
The session is geared toward people new to investing — for retirement planning, saving for college or other personal goals. Diversification, risk, balance, goals and realistic expectations will be discussed.
Time for questions will be provided after the presentation. Free resource booklets will be available for attendees to take home.
PORT ANGELES — John Gussman, a photo documentarian, will discuss using drones to enhance the art form of photographic travel documentary tonight during the second edition of the 2018 Adventure Series.
“Before Drones I was Tied to the Earth” will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles.
Admission is a suggested $5 donation. Donations will support the Olympic Discovery Trail.
For more information, call 360-775-5395 or email [email protected]
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School Thespian Society will present William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” directed by Kelly Lovall, in the final performances at 7 p.m. today and Saturday.
Tickets are $8 for general admission and $7 for students at the Port Angeles High School auditorium, 304 E. Park Ave. Children 10 and younger will be admitted free.
“Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” a comedy, is about twin siblings, Viola and Sebastian, who survive a shipwreck. They are separated and believe the other to be dead.
Viola disguises herself as a man to hide herself and stay safe. She falls in love with Duke Orsino, who is in love with a countess, Olivia. After meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her, thinking she is a man.
The story also follows the intrigue of Olivia’s uncle, a would-be suitor, and her servants.
PORT ANGELES — The Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation will kick off its new Second Saturday Series with a screening of the documentary “Lifted: A Ski Film for the Rest of Us,” at 7 p.m. Saturday.
A $10 donation is suggested for the screening at Wine On the Waterfront, 115 E. Railroad Ave.
Lifted is a story exploring the universal attraction between skier, boarder and mountain, according to a news release.
The first 20 entrants will receive a Mountain Khaki cozy.
All proceeds will benefit the education foundation.
PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers’ Association will convene for a meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The public is invited to the free meeting in the Port Angeles Library’s Carver Room, 2210 S. Peabody St.
Those who are interested in becoming a beekeeper are encouraged to attend the meeting to gather their bearings.
For more information, contact Greg Butler at 360-460-5635 or email [email protected]
Weight loss meeting
PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited to Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 125’s meeting at Unity in the Olympics Church at 7 p.m. Monday.
Weigh-ins will be held prior to the meeting from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the church, 2917 Myrtle St.
Those interested in learning about Take Off Pounds’ weight loss program are encouraged to attend the free meeting.
For more information, call Chris Morrison at 360-461-1819 or visit www.tops.org.
PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to Port Angeles Library’s Tech-Know-Logy open house from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Those interested can bring their technological questions to the library at 2210 S. Peabody St., where library staff will assist attendees.
Staff will talk about different devices and how they are compatible with the library’s technological resources.
Future 30-minute one-on-one follow-up appointments can be arranged during the event.
For more information, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.
PORT ANGELES — The National Alliance of Mental Illness of Clallam County will host an employment panel at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Those who have either mental or physical disabilities are encouraged to attend the event in Olympic Medical Center’s Linkletter Room, 939 Caroline St.
Representatives from the Department of Vocational Rehab, Morningstar and WorkSource will be at the event and provide tips for people with disabilities who are seeking employment.
For more information, call 360-452-5244.
PORT ANGELES — Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County will host its 2018 volunteer orientation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19.
The orientation will be at 540 E. Eighth St. in Port Angeles. Opportunities to serve include such positions such as delivery driver, IT and office support and respite caregiver.
Volunteer Hospice has been serving the community for 40 years, providing free end-of-life care, lending medical equipment and supplies and offering education programs, grief support groups, one-on-one bereavement services and specialized workshops on living alone.
JOYCE — The Port Angeles 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.
Luck of the Draw will provide music for the event.
All proceeds will go to the Crescent Bay Lions for community projects.
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 convene for a meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
The meeting will be at the Forks Community Center, 91 Maple Ave.
Nora Alwarth will present her speech “Roses, Roses, Roses.”
For more information, email Kris Ayers at kayers @hawaii.edu.
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