Father’s Day events, Rakers Car Show this week

Special Father’s Day events in Brinnon and Sequim and the annual Rakers Car Show in Port Townsend are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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

BRINNON

Dosey Dux breakfast

BRINNON — A Father’s Day breakfast and raffle hosted by Dosey Dux is set for 8 a.m. Saturday.

The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for those 6 and younger to the event at the Brinnon Booster Club building, 151 Corey St.

On the menu is French toast, ham, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee.

A raffle drawing featuring — but not limited to — original artwork, gift certificates from IGA, QFC, Timber House and Brilliant Moon book store is slated for 10:30 a.m.

Proceeds will benefit the community, as well as area schools and scholarships.

For more information, call Sheila Moore 360-796-4185.

PORT LUDLOW

Stroke awareness talk

PORT LUDLOW — Jefferson Healthcare will host an educational seminar about stroke awareness at 1 p.m. Monday.

Members of the public are invited to the free seminar at the Port Ludlow Beach Club at 121 Marina View Drive.

Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue will talk about how calling 9-1-1 is the first line of defense in the occurrence of a stroke and Healthcare personnel will cover the hospital’s stroke care program.

For more information, call 360-385-2200.

PORT HADLOCK

Tech Tuesday

PORT HADLOCK — Jefferson County Library’s Tech Tuesday will offer drop-in computer and hand-held device support at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Participants can receive hands-on instruction at the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

Tech assistance will be available until 6 p.m.

Attendees can bring devices or borrow one from the library.

Teen reading group

PORT HADLOCK — Youth are invited to drop by, read and discuss “Every Day,” by David Levithan from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

The event at the Jefferson County Library, 620 W. Cedar Ave., is free.

Attendees will receive copies of the book and reconvene June 28 and July 5 for discussion and reflection.

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

CHIMACUM

Civil War women

CHIMACUM — Jill Morelli will talk about women’s roles in the Civil War at the Jefferson County Genealogical Society’s 9:30 a.m. meeting Saturday.

The public is invited to the free meeting at the Tri-Area Community Center at 10 West Valley Road.

Morelli, a professional genealogist, will explore the roles of women before the war, the roles they accepted during the war, and the legacy of the Civil War.

Donations to the society will be accepted.

For more information, visit www.wajcgs.org.

PORT TOWNSEND

‘Pride in the park’

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Pride will hold “Pride in the Park” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to the event at the Pope Marine Park at 607 Water St., to show support for the LGTBQ+ community.

Food vendors, a beer and wine garden, variety show and speakers will fill out the event.

For more information, email [email protected] link.net or visit the event’s Facebook page.

Low-tide walk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will host a family-friendly low-tide walk at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Participation is free for science center members and $5 for adult non-members, and $3 for children older than 5.

Attendees will meet at the Natural History Exhibit portico entrance at the center, 532 Battery Way E., after which science center naturalists will guide the walk.

Attendees are requested to bring weather-appropriate clothing, and shoes with traction suited for traversing wet rocks.

Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Reservations are appreciated, but not required, event organizers said.

For more information, call 360-385-5582, ext. 109 or email [email protected]

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 “Listening (paying attention).”

Boat tours

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to take a tour on the Martha J, a 1984 24-foot motor launch today and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Those interested are asked to meet on the floating dock in front of the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.

Tours are by donation and take about 30 minutes.

Tours also will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The service is on a first-come, first-served basis, with a six-person capacity.

For more information, call 360-385-3628 ext. 103, email [email protected] or visit www.nw maritime.org.

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]

Book sale

PORT TOWNSEND — The Friends of the Port Townsend Library will host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Friends members can enter the sale at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., an hour early at 8 a.m.

Adult books are $1 and children’s books are 50 cents.

Books, CDs and DVDs will be available for all ages.

Beginning at 1 p.m., a bag of books will cost $4, or $3 for Friends members.

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

Car show

PORT TOWNSEND —Rain or shine, the annual Rakers Car Show will get underway Saturday.

The cost is $5 for adults and those 12 and younger are admitted free of charge to the show at Memorial Field, 550 Washington St.

Gates will open to the public at 9 a.m.

No pets, alcohol and tobacco are permitted on the grounds.

Rakers request that no bicycles, tents or pop-ups be brought into the show.

Proceeds will benefit the Rakers’ scholarship fund.

For more information, call Rich Stapf at 360-301-1199 or Rick Crawford at 360-531-0423 or email [email protected]

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — The Possum Carvers 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 the grange, 1219 Corona St.

Gwen Rousseau 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 www.quimpergrange.com.

Dance, potluck

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]

Line dance class

PORT TOWNSEND — A line dance class will be offered at the Masonic Lodge from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Various genres of music will be offered, including Latin, pop, world and folk at the lodge, 1360 Jefferson St.

Beginners are welcome and dances are taught from the beginning.

For more information, contact Vickie Townsend at 360-385-7635 or vickie [email protected]

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]

Energy lunch

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Energy LLC has invited area energy experts to have an informal conversation with the public at noon Thursday.

Those interested can bring their lunch to the Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington St.

The meetings — held every third Thursday — are aimed at increasing awareness of how energy, energy technology and energy policy affect life and business in the area.

Programs begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by a question and answer session.

A workshop and panel discussion will follow at 2 p.m.

For more information, call 360-531-4567 or email [email protected]

Author talk, concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Author Jeanie Murphy will talk at the Port Townsend Library’s Carnegie Room at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Murphy will discuss her first novel, “Donna Cody,” at the library, 1220 Lawrence St., with her band The Possum Carvers providing music.

The public is invited to attend the free event.

Murphy grew up in New England and went to Beloit College and Portland State University, where she received her bachelor of arts and master of arts in English.

Reading series

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Reading Series will celebrate the release of Tidepools 2018 at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Readings are set begin at 7 p.m. in Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.

Tidepools is Peninsula College’s art, literature and music magazine.

Local artists, writers and musicians from the new issue have been invited to speak or perform during the celebration, according to a news release.

Copies of the magazine will be available at the event.

GARDINER

Bird presentation

GARDINER — The Northwest Raptor Center and Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue will bring their wild birds of prey to Wild Birds Unlimited on Sunday.

Members of the public are invited to attend the 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. event at Wild Birds, 275953 U.S. Highway 101.

The event is free, though donations are accepted.

Donations of paper towels, laundry baskets, mealworms, Kleenex and other household items for the wildlife center are suggested.

For more information, visit www.gardiner.wbu.com.

SEQUIM

Pie in the Park

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Garden club will host a Father’s Day old-fashioned pie social from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For $3 per slice of homemade with coffee or tea included, the public can dig into the offerings of the event at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St.

Gluten-free pie options will be available.

An antique car and motorcycle display, courtesy of the Sequim Valley Car Club, will be featured, as well as live music and a raffle.

Proceeds will benefit the memorial park and local scholarships.

For more information, call 360-808-3434, email [email protected] or visit www.sequimprairiegardenclub.org.

Discussion group

SEQUIM — The Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon today.

New members are welcome to the meeting at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The group will examine Turkey’s current situation with the U.S. and the world.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-683-9622.

Homebuyers seminar

SEQUIM — Evergreen Home Loans will host a free homebuyer education class from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Seating is limited for the event at 542 N. Fifth Ave., Suite 2-B, and registration is required. To RSVP, contact Leah Barnier at 360-681-8197 or [email protected] loans.com.

The featured speakers will be Michele Adkisson of Evergreen Home Loans and Andrea Gilles of Professional Real Estate.

Refreshments will be provided.

The event is sponsored by the state Housing Finance Commission.

For more information, contact Barnier.

Anniversary party

SEQUIM — The Dungeness Valley Creamery will fete its 12th anniversary with a celebration set for 11 a.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to join in the free festivities at the creamery at 1915 Towne Road.

Featured will be hay rides, live music and a 4-H petting zoo.

Also featured will be product demonstrations including yogurt, butter and kefir making.

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 variety of party dresses and a new wedding dress complete with accessories.

Also featured will be jewelry, handbags, small appliances and kitchenware.

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

Consignors and new volunteers are always needed.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Parents’ night out

SEQUIM — Parents of children with disabilities are invited to share information and emotional support with other parents from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be at the Baja Cantina, 531 W. Washington St.

Sponsored by Clallam Parent to Parent though 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.

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

Spontaneous writing

SEQUIM — Writers who would like to get their creativity running are invited to a spontaneous writing session set for 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Those interested are asked to bring a pen and paper with them to the session at the Sequim Library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Prompts will be provided and all skill levels are welcome.

For more information, contact Heidi Hansen at 360-477-5322 or [email protected]

Poultry management

SEQUIM — Washington State University Extension’s Regional Small Farm Program has set Tuesday for its presentation titled “Managing A Small Poultry Flock.”

Tickets are $25 and $10 per extra person. To purchase tickets and register, visit smallpoultryflock.brownpapertickets.com.

The presentation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sequim Transit Center at 190 W. Cedar St.

Speakers Lisa Van Horn of Peninsula Poultry Breeders and Stuart Boyle of Western Washington Poultry Farmers Co-op will cover laying hens in a small-scale operation, backyard or homestead environment.

Included will be choosing and sourcing bids, care and housing of chicks and adult birds, pasture and health concerns, nutrition and handling practices and bio-security.

For more information, contact Kellie Henwood at 360-379-5610 ext. 201 or [email protected]

Yappy hour

SEQUIM — Dog parents are invited to relax during Swim Doggie Swim’s Yappy Hour set for 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The free event will be Swim Doggie Swim at 261043 U.S. Highway 101 until 7 p.m. Donations are accepted.

During the event, attendees can enjoy refreshments, socialize and hear a presentation by Vicki Swann of Fido Foodie about how to read dog food labels.

RSVPs are appreciated, but not required, event organizers said.

For more information, call Jennifer Paul at 360-582-9663.

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]

Potluck, bird program

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society will convene for a meeting and a presentation by Ed Deal, titled “The Seattle Cooper’s Hawk Project” on Wednesday.

The public is invited to the free event at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

At 6 p.m., the event will kick off with a potluck dinner. Those interested in attending the potluck are requested to bring your own plate, utensils and a dish to share.

Deal’s program will then follow at 7 p.m., which will cover the background of the hawks, their recovery, and Deal’s involvement as the program coordinator for the all-volunteer group Seattle Cooper’s Hawk Project.

Plant clinic

SEQUIM — Members of the public are invited to ask Master Gardeners about gardening from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Master gardeners will be available Thursdays at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden at 2711 Woodcock Road to answer questions regarding identification, pest and disease control, and vegetable gardening.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

PORT ANGELES

Children’s museum

PORT ANGELES — The Hands on Children’s Museum will visit the Port Angeles Library from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Members of the public are invited to drop by the library, 2210 S. Peabody St., to create a kazoo, trace fossils, race “Rumble-Bots” and try out Makey-Makey creations.

The event is free.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected], or visit www.nols.org.

Band performance

PORT ANGELES — Students of the Stevens Middle School orchestra “Stringendo” will perform at the Port Angeles Farmer’s Market from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to come and listen to the group of seventh- and eighth-graders play at the market at 133 E. Front St.

“Stringendo” is a musical term which means to speed up, according to a news release.

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 a variety of plant help and assistance during the clinic at the Clallam County Courthouse at 223 E. Fourth St.

Questions relating to plant identification, pest and disease control, as well as vegetable gardening can be addressed.

For more information, call 360-417-2514.

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 they tend their plots at the Fifth Street Community Garden at 328 E. Fifth St. during the growing season to chat.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

Sign unveiling

PORT ANGELES — A sign by area artist Nathan Shields will be presented at the North Olympic Land Trust at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The event and community reception held at the land trust, 602 E. Front St., is free and open to the public.

Executive directors of the land trust and Port Angeles Fine Arts Center will talk about the importance of incorporating art into area urban spaces.

Shields will share insight into his inspiration for the signage, the challenges and successes of creating both a functional sign, as well as a piece of art intended to welcome land trust visitors

Light snacks will be provided and wine-by-the-glass will be available for purchase.

For more information, visit www.northolympic landtrust.org.

Film screening

PORT ANGELES — Save the Olympic Peninsula will screen “Hear Our Olympics” at the Port Angeles Library 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The public is invited to the free showing at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

A panel discussion lead by National Parks Conservation Association executive director Rob Smith will follow the documentary.

Also featured will be an update by Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics (FSEEE) executive director Andy Stahl about FSEEE’s lawsuit opposing the Forest Service’s approval of permits for Navy jet training in Olympic National Park.

For more information, contact Pat Slaten at 360-452-8044 or sweet [email protected]

CLALLAM BAY

Storytime

CLALLAM BAY — “Pirates and Mermaids Storytime” will be held Thursday at 2 p.m.

Youth ages 3 to 7 are invited to the storytime event at the Clallam Bay Library, 16990 state Highway 112.

Featured will be swashbuckling pirate stories, sea shanties, games and crafts.

Attendees can dress as a mermaid or pirate.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected], or visit www.nols.org.

FORKS

Raincon

FORKS — It Came from Beyond the Forest Raincon will kick off its weekend-long chain of events from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. today.

The public is invited to the free weekend-long event at the Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave.

Hours for Saturday are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Featured at the event will be vendor booths for area comic shops and Pacific Northwest-made comics, games, a costume contest, movies and workshops.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.raincon.com.

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.

Some donate to the instructors’ gas expenses but a donation is not required.

Each week begins with a review of the previous week’s lesson.

The lessons are held Fridays at the church.

Build a planter

FORKS — Members of the public are invited to build a planter at the Forks Library at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Sequim Home Depot employees will be on hand to assist attendees in the building process during the workshop at 171 S. Forks Ave.

All supplies are provided.

Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own hammers but the library will also have hammers available for use.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected], or visit www.nols.org.

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.

Garden club meeting

FORKS — The Bogachiel Garden Club will meet for its end-of-the-year celebration from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting at the Forks Community Center, 91 Maple Drive, is free and open to the public.

For more information, email Kris Ayers at kayers @hawaii.edu.

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.

This will be the final bingo night until Sept. 20.

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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.

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