Fly-in, free concert, bicycling on Peninsula

A fly-in in Sekiu, a free concert at Fort Flagler and a Port Townsend biking presentation are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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



SEKIU — Clallam Bay-Sekiu Chamber of Commerce’s Fly-In luncheon will take off at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; and $1 for ages 5 and younger at the Sekiu Airport, 400 Sekiu Airport Road.

The public is invited to the event.

On the menu are barbecue burgers, side dishes and soda.

All proceeds will benefit the Rocky Hinkle Memorial Scholarship Fund.


Science book talk

FORKS — The Science Saturday Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss “The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest,” by Jack Nesbit at noon Saturday.

The group meets the first Saturday of each month at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

Attendees can read, explore and discuss various popular science-themed novels.

For more information, call 360-374-6402, email [email protected] or visit

Logging and mill tour

FORKS — The Forks Logging and Mill Tour will feature the West End’s roots in trees and the logging industry Wednesday.

The tour leaves at 8:45 a.m. from the Forks Visitor Information Center at 1411 S. Forks Ave., and returns at noon. Participants are urged to arrive 15 minutes early for registration.

The tours, which continue through Sept. 6 each Wednesday, are free; donations are accepted. The tours are sponsored by the Forks Chamber of Commerce and made possible by donations from many local businesses and tour participants.

Appropriate footwear, such as boots or sneakers, are required. Cameras are allowed. Children older than 8 are welcome.

The tours are limited to 12 people so reservations are recommended.

To reserve a space, call 360-374-2531.


Community celebration

PORT ANGELES — The fourth annual “Jammin’ in the Park” is set for Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Featured activities during the event at the Port Angeles Waterfront, Lincoln Street and Railroad Avenue are live bands, a beer and wine garden, a “kid’s zone,” a food court and a car show.

Bands will include Ches & Friends, Bread & Garvey Quartet, Dan & the Juan de Fuca Band, Black Diamond Junction and Buck Ellard.

The event is hosted by Nor’Wester Rotary Club and Koenig Subaru.

Proceeds from concession sales will benefit the club’s scholarship and other community support programs.

Tryouts available

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Community Players will begin auditions for its holiday show “This Christmas” on Saturday.

They will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., as well as 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The play, directed by Jim Dries, has six characters. They are Leah Masters (30s); her husband, Mark (30-ish); Helen Masters, Mark’s mother (60-ish); Patrick Chamberlain, Mark and Leah’s neighbor (60-ish); Elise, diner waitress (20-ish); and Serge, a Bosnian cab driver (20-ish).

This is open casting with all roles available.

According to a news release, the play is “a delightful, warm, family comedy about a young mother to be who tries to arrange, on Christmas Eve, a special manner of informing her husband about this happy event.”

Call backs will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8.

Scripts are available at the Port Angeles and Sequim libraries: 2210 S. Peabody St., and 630 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, respectively.

For more information, call 360-457-0500.

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.

Blanket drive

PORT ANGELES — Members of the Salvation Army’s Blanket Exchange program will accept donations of blankets from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Members accept blanket donations every Tuesday at the Salvation Army, 123 S. Peabody St.

Blankets in all conditions are accepted. Blanket Exchange members will wash them, event organizers said.

For more information, call 360-452-7679.


Guild thrift shop

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

Featured at the shop, 204 W. Bell St., will be early fall fashions.

Also available will be designer handbags, jewelry, puzzles, books, glassware, furniture and kitchen appliances.

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

Consignors and new volunteers are always needed.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Paintings on display

SEQUIM — Priscilla Patterson’s original oil and watercolor paintings will be on display throughout September beginning Saturday.

Members of the public can view Patterson’s works at Fifth Avenue Beauty Salon’s gallery, 500 W. Hendrickson Road.

They will be on display from noon to 5 p.m. until Sept. 29.

Her paintings depict scenes in and around the Pacific Northwest.

For more information, visit www.priscillamessner

Newcomers lunch

SEQUIM — The Olympic Newcomers’ Club invites the community to its September luncheon, set for noon Tuesday at The Cedars at Dungeness’ Legends Room.

Registration is required by today. To RSVP, call 630-992-5613 or email [email protected]

The guest speaker at the facility at 1965 Woodcock Road is Linda Carlson, author of “Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest.”

She will speak about the content of her book and take participants on “a walk in the area’s past,” according to a news release.

Socializing starts at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Lunch is $20 per person; the program-only fee is $5.

The menu for lunch is a taco buffet with beans, rice, all the side trimmings and cookies.

Yappy hour

SEQUIM — Swim Doggie Swim’s monthly Yappy Hour is themed “Raw Food and Beyond For Dogs” and is set for Wednesday.

Those interested are requested to RSVP by contacting Jennifer Paul at [email protected] or 360-582-9663. The free event will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Swim Doggie Swim, 261043 U.S. Highway 101.

A discussion about raw diet choices and how it can affect the health of a pet will be covered.


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 “Sustainability.”

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

Discount 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]

Quintet performance

PORT TOWNSEND — As part of Centrum’s Olympic Music Festival, a quintet will perform two concerts Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets for the Saturday concert “La Belle Époque” and Sunday’s “Folk Dances & Melodies” can be purchased online at

Saturday’s concert will begin at 2 p.m. in the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater in Fort Worden State Park, 25 Eisenhower Way.

Works of French composers Debussy, Messaien, Fauré and Ravel will be performed by artists including Yura Lee, violin; Mark Steinberg, violin; Matthew Zalkind, cello; Julio Elizalde, piano; and Robert McDonald, piano.

On Sunday, selections by Chopin, Enescu and Brahms will be performed.

Following the performance, an interactive question and answer session with the five artists will be held.

‘It’s About SuperBike’

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend Cycle School will host Tic Hjertberg for a presentation about SuperBike at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Members of the public are invited to Hjertberg’s presentation “It’s About SuperBike” at the Port Townsend School of the Arts gallery, 236 Tyler St.

Covered in the presentation will be the history of the SuperBike sports development program, which was created to assist U.S. cyclists attain a gold medal during the Atlanta Olympic Games, according to a news release.

‘Wacky Wednesdays’

PORT TOWNSEND — Youth ages 5-11 are invited to drop by the Port Townsend Library for its “Wacky Wednesday” event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities will be available at the library, 1220 Lawrence St.

Activities might include robots, experiments and crafts.


Free concert

NORDLAND — The Friends of Fort Flagler will host a free concert featuring Joy In Mudville at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Members of the public are invited to the event at the lower campground in Fort Flagler State Park, 10541 Flagler Road.

For more information, contact Alice Tibbals, 360-385-1259 or [email protected]; or visit

A Discover Pass is required to park at Fort Flagler.

Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.

All proceeds will support the friends in its mission of supporting the park.


Internet course

PORT HADLOCK — A free course about resources available on the internet will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Jefferson County Library staff will lead attendees through various processes at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Covered will be how to improve internet information searches and how to fact-check information.

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

Tech Tuesday

PORT HADLOCK — Drop-in tech assistance will be available at the Jefferson County Library from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Library staff will be on hand to provide individual assistance with computers or hand-held devices at the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

Attendees can bring devices or borrow one from the library.

‘Poets in Conversation’

PORT HADLOCK — Poets Liz Cooperman and Thomas Walton will talk about their recent poetry collaboration at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The free program will be held at the Jefferson County Library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

Cooperman and Walton’s “The Last Mosaic” is the end result of their creative collaboration.

They will read excerpts, as well as share and reflect their experiences collaborating together.

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


Market storytime

CHIMACUM — Children and their parents or caregivers are invited to a storytime at the Chimacum Farmers Market at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Jefferson County Library staff will read stories and rhymes, as well as sing songs for kids of all ages at the market, 9122 Rhody Drive, for free.

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


Community sale

BRINNON — Brinnon Community Center will host a two-day end-of-summer sale beginning today.

The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday.

Vendors will be inside and outside the center at 306144 U.S. Highway 101.

Various wares will be available to purchase including new, handmade, grown and collectible items, as well as fishing supplies, jewelry and tools.


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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