Flapjack benefit, Peninsula geology on weekend menu

A lecture on the Olympic Peninsula’s changing geology and a breakfast benefit for animal welfare are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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

PORT HADLOCK

Geology presentation

PORT HADLOCK — Peninsula College professor Dann May will present “Geology and Earthquakes on the Olympic Peninsula” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

May will talk at the Jefferson County Library at 620 W. Cedar Ave.

His presentation will focus on the evidence of the area’s landscape which tells a story about an earthquake and tsunami that struck the region sometime during the 1700s.

Also covered will be how the destructive forces shaped the region’s landscapes, as well as the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

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

Music makers

PORT HADLOCK — As part of the Jefferson County Library’s Summer Reading Program, Idea Hatchery’s Heidi Larsen will lead a music making program at 1:30 p.m. today.

Youth ages 6-11 can make music with a wind tunnel, a musical bench, or PVC pipe instruments at the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

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

Rock painting

PORT HADLOCK — Youth ages 11 to 18 are invited to draw on or paint rocks at 3 p.m. today.

Art instructors Catherine and Ezraline Motteler will present a table of art ideas and resources to help attendees be creative with rocks at the Jefferson County Library at 620 W. Cedar Ave.

Stones will be available, though attendees can bring their own rocks.

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

Escape room

PORT HADLOCK — Youth ages 6 to 11 are invited to participate in Jefferson County Library’s “Escape Room: Locked in the Library” puzzle events at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Sign up is requested — but not mandatory — and must be completed by Tuesday. To sign up, call the library at 360-385-6544.

During the event at the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave., participants must solve clues and find the key to escape a room full of books.

The event will be complete with locks and mazes.

Prizes will be awarded.

Teen reading group

PORT HADLOCK — Youth are invited to drop by, read and discuss “Every Day,” by David Leviathan 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 July 5 for another discussion and reflection.

For more information, call the library.

Memory cafe

PORT HADLOCK — The East Jefferson County Memory Cafe is set for 2 p.m. Thursday.

The meeting at Ferino’s Pizza, 846 Ness Corner, aims to gather people with memory loss, as well as their friends and family to connect and socialize.

It is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Patricia Smith at 360-379-4186 or patricia [email protected]

CHIMACUM

Native plant workshop

CHIMACUM — The Kul Kah Han Native Plant Demonstration Garden’s monthly workshop series will feature a presentation by naturalist Sally Manifold on Sunday.

The 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. presentation titled “Native Plants for Wildlife” is free, but donations to help defray rental costs are accepted.

Manifold will present at HJ Carroll Park’s Salmon Shelter at 9884 state Highway 19.

She will present a slideshow about landscaping for wildlife and lead a tour of the garden discussing native plants for birds, pollinators, and other critters.

For more information, call 360-301-6241, or email [email protected]

QUILCENE

‘Grass buddies’

QUILCENE — The Jefferson County Library’s Summer Reading Program will show how to make “grass buddies” out of socks at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Attendees can see what happens when socks are filled with sand, dirt and grass seeds at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101.

All materials will be provided.

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

SEQUIM

Benefit breakfast

SEQUIM — The Welfare for Animals Guild (WAG) will hold a flapjack fundraiser with the help of the Sequim Applebee’s restaurant from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance. To obtain tickets, call 360-562-6256.

The breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, milk and juice.

Several items will be raffled off during the event.

WAG volunteers will handle the serving.

WAG is a local dog rescue organization whose volunteers work with abused, neglected and owner-surrendered dogs and puppies at the Halfway Home Ranch, according to a news release.

For more information, visit www.wagsequimwa.org.

Bunco party

SEQUIM — A summer Bunco party by the Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital has been set from noon to 3 p.m. today.

Admission is $15 at the door for the event at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Attendees can win prizes, and bid on items at the silent auction.

A lunch made by guild members will be served.

All proceeds will benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital for uncompensated care.

For more information, contact Pam Herd at 360-683-3089 or [email protected]

Conservation biology

SEQUIM — Members of the public are invited to a talk about conservation efforts from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Fred Sharpe will present “Conservation Biology: Restoring Camas Prairies and Wild Whales” at Nash’s Organic Produce, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way.

The talk specifically covers his work on Oregon prairies and Alaska’s humpback whales.

For more information, visit www.nashsorganic produce.com.

Work to learn

SEQUIM — The Sequim Botanical Garden Society invites the public to its “Work and Learn” presentation at the Sequim Botanical Garden 1 p.m. Saturday.

Lee Bowen will talk about rose varieties and care at the Terrace Garden in Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

Bowen will talk about cutting technique, fertilizer, as well as selecting varieties to grow healthy rose bushes that thrive and bloom into October.

Attendees can then work alongside society members as they maintain the park’s rose garden.

For more information, contact Jean Pier at 360-681-2308 or [email protected] hill.net.

Estate planning talk

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited to a free seminar about estate planning from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Registration is required. To register, visit www.north olympiclandtrust.org.

Accountant Seth Milleson of Kingston will describe how to plan charitable gifts from estates during the presentation at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Light snacks and beverages will be served.

For more information, contact Dean Miller at 360-417-1815.

Novel conversations

SEQUIM — The book discussion group Novel Conversations will gather 4 p.m. Wednesday to discuss “Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley.

The group will meet at the Sequim Library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Participation in Novel Conversations is free. It is be held at 4 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of each month.

For more information, visit www.nols.org and select “Events” and “Sequim,” call 360-683-1161 or email [email protected]

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]

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.

Coffee with mayor

SEQUIM — Residents can meet informally with Sequim Mayor Dennis Smith at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Smith will be at the Black Bear Diner, 1471 E. Washington St., for the June edition of the Coffee with the Mayor program.

For more information, contact Smith at [email protected]

Art Association

SEQUIM — Olympic Peninsula Art Association’s general meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday with coffee and snacks.

In addition to this meeting’s artist presentation, a potluck is set for this meeting at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s parish hall, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

A business meeting will be held at 10 a.m., after which Jan Dove will talk about printmaking.

For more information, visit www.sequimarts.org.

Moonlit learning talk

SEQUIM — The Dungness River Audubon Center’s speaker series, Learn By the Light of the Moon, will feature two representatives of the North Olympic Land Trust at 7 p.m. Thursday.

During June’s Strawberry Moon at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Alana Linderoth and Tom Sanford will present “Conserving the bedrock of community, economy and place.”

For more information, call 360-681-4076 or visit www.dungenessrivercenter.org.

Free dinner

SEQUIM — A free community dinner will be served at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The meal includes baked ham, beans, vegetables, fruit salad, dessert and a beverage.

The church presents the dinners on the last Thursday of each month.

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

PORT TOWNSEND

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 “Empathy.”

Trail work party

PORT TOWNSEND — A volunteer work party for Bishop Park has been set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday — rain or shine.

Work will be lead by the city’s Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Board and City Parks staff who advise those interested in volunteering to meet near the park’s entrance near Kosec Funeral Home at 1615 Parkside Drive.

Maintenance will include cleaning forest understory brush such as salal, serviceberry, and blackberry.

Pruners, loppers and hand tools will be provided.

Event organizers urge attendees to bring gloves, water, their own pruners and loppers, sturdy work boots.

Snacks will be provided following the work.

For more information, contact Parks, Recreation & Community Services director, Alex Wisniewski, at 360-379-5081 or [email protected]; or Bre Ganne, parks maintenance lead, at [email protected]

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.nwmari time.org.

Admiralty field trip

PORT TOWNSEND — Admiralty Audubon will hold a field trip at Fort Worden from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The day will begin with a gathering for coffee at the Reveille Restaurant at the fort at 200 Battery Way, after which the group will carpool to Point Wilson Lighthouse.

Upon reaching the lighthouse, attendees will set up scopes and watch for murres, guillemots, grebes, mergansers and murrelets, after which the group will look for sparrows and songbirds in rose and shrub areas.

Attendees will be led by trip leader Monica Fletcher.

For more information, contact Fletcher at 360-379-3136 or [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]

Clarinet ensemble

PORT TOWNSEND — Toot Sweet, a clarinet ensemble, will perform at Trinity United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Admission is a suggested $10 donation to the candlelight concert at the church, 609 Taylor St. Children are admitted free.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The quartet’s clarinetists come from a wide variety of musical background with two of its members retiring in the area with more 40 years playing with symphonies and band organizations, according to a news release.

Refreshments will be served, following the performance.

Proceeds will benefit area organizations and the church’s music and historic Victorian restoration program.

For more information, call 360-774-1644 or rdan [email protected]

PORT ANGELES

Book talk

PORT ANGELES — Peter Donahue will read from his newest book, “Three Sides Water,” at 6 p.m. today.

The public is invited to the reading at the Port Angeles Library at 2210 S. Peabody St.

Novelist Scott Elliott will join Donahue for the event.

According to a news release, “in his latest work of literary fiction, Donahue distills the raw and vivid world of the Olympic Peninsula into a stunning work that challenges what it means to live life with purpose and integrity.”

Donahue will also discuss area literature and answer audience members’ questions.

For more information, contact Megan Nolan at 508-930-9238 or [email protected]; or visit www.peter donahue.org.

Formal wear donations

PORT ANGELES — Clallam Night to Shine will be accepting formal wear donations for its next event Saturday.

Volunteers will accept donations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 205 Black Diamond Road.

Both men and women’s dress wear, of all styles, will be accepted.

For more information, call 360-775-5693 or email [email protected]

Open house

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Yacht Club will hold its annual open house Saturday.

Featured in the first segment from noon to 4 p.m. will be a free information session about the club’s various Learn to Sail programs geared for youth ages 12 to 17 at the club, 1305 Marine Drive.

The second half of the event from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. will focus on the benefits of club membership and some the club’s events and programs. Boat ownership or boating experience is not required.

Snacks and soft drinks will be available and the clubhouse bar will be open for those 21 and older.

For more information, email at [email protected] or visit www.payc.org.

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.

Diabetes talk

PORT ANGELES — Michael Lessor, Olympic Medical Center dietitian, will speak during a diabetes support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting, hosted by OMC, 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.

Book discussion

PORT ANGELES — “Anything is Possible” by Elizabeth Strout will be discussed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday during the Port Angeles Literary Society’s meeting.

All are welcome to participate at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Copies of “Anything is Possible” 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 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit the website.

FORKS

Preventing abductions

FORKS — The Hoh Tribe and Peninsula College will offer a program about preventing child abduction today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Forks Police Department, Department of Corrections, Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, State Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Homeland Security will participate during the event at the college, 481 S. Forks Ave.

The event hopes to educate, spread awareness and answer questions for parents and children about child abduction, according to a news release.

There will be several breakout sessions throughout the event and educational activities.

For more information, call Phillip Sifuentes at 360-374-5029.

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.

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.

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