Geological hot spots, dances, book discussions on Peninsula

A lecture on geological hot spots, dances and book discussions are lined up for the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Winter wanderlust

PORT TOWNSEND — “Japan — In Basho’s Footsteps,” will be presented as part of the Winter Wanderlust series at 7 tonight.

Wendy Feltham will speak at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave. She will guide attendees through various landmarks in Japan to illuminate the Japanese poet’s historic route.

Admission is $7. Youth younger than 18 will be admitted free.

The series offers stories and images from travelers who are fulfilled by experiencing new places, meeting new people, learning about different cultures and exploring the world.

Salty cinema

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center will open its doors to the public for the next installment of its Salty Cinema series at 7 tonight.

“Master & Commander” will be screened for free at the center, 431 Water St.

For more information, call 360-385-3628 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 “Progress.”

For more information, visit

Film festival begins

PORT TOWNSEND — The first installment of the Animal Intelligence Film Festival is set for 6 tonight.

The series at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., is free and open to the public.

Every Friday, a film showcasing how various animals navigate, problem solve, and cope with their environments will be screened.

Following each film, a presentation and discussion will be held.

Terri Teas, a retired RN, will facilitate the groups.

For more information, call 619-322-4310 or email [email protected]

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.

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]

Hot spots

PORT TOWNSEND — Jim Aldrich, a Sequim resident and geologist, will present a picture of geologic hot spots through the lens of U.S. National Parks at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The free lecture will be in the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave. Donations will be accepted to defray expenses.

The illustrated presentation will address basics of mantle-plume processes shown by the Hawaii hot spot and geologic features associated with the National Park of American Samoa and Yellowstone National Park.

Emphasis will be on Yellowstone’s hot spot, which has a long and varied eruption history that began on the seafloor before it was overridden by the North American continental plate.

History of Buddhism

PORT TOWNSEND — A free introductory class focused on Buddhism is planned from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to “A Brief History of Buddhism: An Introduction to Nirichen Buddhism” at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

The class will explore Nirichen Buddhism from the 13th century to its contemporary form and touch on subjects including the establishment of the practice, as well as chanting and reciting portions of two chapters of the Lotus Sutra.

For more information, call 360-643-3690 or email [email protected]

Kah Tai work party

PORT TOWNSEND — Admiralty Audubon will sponsor a work party at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Volunteers will pull Scotch broom, spurge laurel, and holly as well as pick up trash near state Highway 20 at the park on San Juan Avenue.

Directions to the site are: “driving east on state Highway 20 turn left on Kearney Street, then the first left into the Chase Bank [419 Kearney St.] parking lot … walk the loop trail to the nearest bench where you will find the white pickup truck,” according to a news release.

Those interested are asked to bring a shovel, work gloves and a bucket.

Five trash grabbers, trash bags and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call 360-385-0307 or email [email protected]

Low-tide walk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will host a low-tide walk at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Participation is free for science center members and $5 for nonmembers at North Beach County Park, 5787 Kuhn St.

The walk will be guided by science center staff.

Attendees are requested to bring weather-appropriate clothing, and a flashlight and-or headlamp.

For more information, call James Swanson 360-385-5582, ext. 115.

Tax presentation

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to a tax equity and code presentation by John Burbank at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The presentation at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., is free.

Burbank, a founder of the Economic Opportunity Institute, will speak about the history and impacts of the state’s tax code.

A group discussion on local needs will be held as well.

Concert, dance

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Grange House Concerts will host a concert and dance workshop Tuesday.

Both events will be held at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., with the workshop from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A donation of $15 to $20 is suggested for the workshop.

At 7 p.m., Gangspil of Denmark will perform traditional Danish folk music as well as their own compositions.

For more information, visit

Salmon bingo night

PORT TOWNSEND — The North Olympic Salmon Coalition will host a benefit bingo event 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


Farming documentary

PORT HADLOCK — “The Greenhorns,” a documentary about the nation’s young farmers, will be screened at 6 p.m. Monday.

The film will be shown at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

The film is part of the North Olympic Peninsula Farming Film Festival, which offers free films about farmers, farming and food.

For more information, see


Cabin fever quilters

CHIMACUM — The Cabin Fever Quilters will gather at the Tri-Area Community Center at 10 a.m. Monday.

The meeting is open to the public at the center at 10 West Valley Road.

For more information, contact Laura Gipson at 360-385-0441.

Rhododendron meeting

CHIMACUM — The Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Kelly Dodson and Sue Milliken of Far Reaches Nursery will present a free program in the backroom of the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

They will speak about their fall plant hunting trip to Vietnam’s northern mountains.

They were exploring the region in search of rare plants to cultivate for the North Olympic Peninsula, according to a news release.

The nursery has been featured in “Fine Gardening” and “Horticulture” magazines.

The public is invited, and refreshments will be provided.

Book discussion

CHIMACUM — Area author Scott Leopold will discuss his book, “Saving Tarboo Creek,” at 6 p.m. Sunday.

He will be joined at Finnriver Orchard & Cider Garden, 124 Center Road, by Susan Leopold Freeman and the Jefferson Land Trust to answer the question: “What can one family do to change the world?”

Freeman’s book chronicles the efforts he and his family took to preserve Tarboo Creek, as well as to raise awareness to save the Tarboo-Dabob watershed — an endeavor undertaken by community members, the land trust and the Northwest Watershed Institute.

Refreshments will be available, as well as copies of the book.

For more information, call 360-379-9501 or email [email protected]


Wood turners

GARDINER — John Elliott will speak about turning green wood at the Strait Turners meeting from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

The wood turners group meets at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

Elliott will use green madrone harvested from a local tree.

Turners of all levels are welcome as well as those that want to learn about this hobby.

For more information, see or call 360-683-2560.


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 fine china sets and wine glasses as well as Halloween costumes and decor.

Also featured will be gently used fall fashions, 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.

Elks bingo

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge invites those 18 and older to play bingo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free.

The minimum buy-in for the game is $10 at the lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Crystal Parker at 360-683-3034.

Documentary film

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library will host a film screening at 6 p.m. Tuesday as part of its “Documentary Nights!” series.

The free film at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., will be “Vegas Baby.”

According to a news release: “Some think an in vitro fertilization contest sounds crazy, but countless Americans desperate to start a family believe this social media experiment is their only hope.”

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email [email protected] or visit

Hospital guild speaker

SEQUIM — Sequim Mayor Dennis Smith will talk about the issues of a growing town at the Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild’s meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The guild is resuming its speaker series and business meetings at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church community hall, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

The speaker event is free and open to the public.

After his talk, the mayor will answer questions and a short recess will follow before the guild’s business meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Cycling adventure

SEQUIM — Leilani Sundt, a flight attendant and cyclist, will talk about her cycling trip from Canada to Mexico during the fifth edition of the 2018 Traveler’s Journal series Thursday.

“Border to Border 3 Friends: A Cycling Adventure” will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sequim High School Library, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Admission is a suggested $5 donation. Donations will support the Olympic Discovery Trail.

For more information, call 360-775-5395 or email [email protected]

Girls Scouts group

SEQUIM — Girl Scouts Troop 43578 will host a Discovery Night from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

The gathering will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

For more information, see, email [email protected] or call 800-541-9852.

Heat pump seminars

SEQUIM — Clallam County Public Utility District will host two residential energy seminars about ductless heat pumps on Thursday.

The free seminars will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the PUD Main Office at 104 Hooker Road, Carlsborg.

Visitors also can meet contractors that specialize in their areas of need.

For more information, see www.clallampud. net/residential-energy- seminars, email utility. [email protected] or call 360-565-3249.


Veterans memorial

PORT ANGELES — A veterans memorial will be orchestrated by local service groups today at 1 p.m.

The Marine Corps League Mount Olympus Detachment Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Patriot Riders and National Guard will convene at Veterans Park on Lincoln Street for the service.

The service is free and open to the public.

Local veterans’ names will be read, with the replica Liberty Bell rung after each name.

The Honor Guard will fire three volleys and a bugler will play taps, after which a bagpiper will play “Amazing Grace.”

Book launch party

PORT ANGELES — A launch party for Lisa Mantchev’s newest book “Jinx and the Doom Fight Crime” will be held 7 tonight.

The public is invited to join in the celebration in the Port Angeles Library’s Carver Room, 2210 S. Peabody St.

This is Mantchev’s fourth children’s book.

For more information, visit

Genealogy classes

PORT ANGELES — The Genealogical Society of Clallam County will host a free open house at its research center from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

During the open house, an “I Know Nothing About Genealogy” class will be held at 1 p.m. at 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

The beginner class also will be given at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the old Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road.

The community is invited to check out the society’s library collections, do some research and enjoy refreshments.

For more information or to reserve a place in the class, call the research center at 360-417-5000 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, or see

Bowler derby

PORT ANGELES — The Port Scandalous Bowler Derby fundraiser will get underway at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to participate in the bowling-themed fundraiser at Laurel Lanes Bowling Center, 108 W. Eighth St.

The cost is $25 per person or $100 for a team. The cost includes pizza, and bowling shoes.

Raffle tickets for prizes donated by area businesses will also be available to purchase.

Funds will benefit Scandalous’ operations and acquisition of gear for new skaters.

For more information, email [email protected]

Alumni appreciation

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College will welcome back alumni during the Alumni Appreciation Night on Saturday.

The appreciation night will be during the Saturday basketball games from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the college gym at the Port Angeles campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

The Pirates will face off again the Edmonds Community College Tritons at home, and all card-carrying alumni will receive free admission.

Attendees also will be entered to win Pirate athletic gear and will receive a PC Alumni window decal.

A registration table will be set up at the event to register alumni on the spot.

For more information, contact Tim Tucker at [email protected] or 360-417 6208.

Sons of Norway dance

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited to the Sons of Norway’s dance Sunday evening.

A $3 donation is suggested for the dance, which includes Scandinavian, swing, ballroom and folk dances at Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St.

Lessons will begin the event at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dancing program from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Following the dance, refreshments will be served.

Partners are not required.

For more information, call 360-457-7035 or 360-452-6334.

Taco Tuesday

PORT ANGELES — Taco Tuesday and a Chinese silent auction will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairview Grange.

For $8, attendees can partake in all-you-can-eat tacos, beans, rice and ice cream at the grange, 161 Lake Farm Road.

Admission is free for children 12 and younger.

Items and desserts for the auction are welcome.

Proceeds will benefit the grange’s scholarship and building fund.

For more information, call 360-461-9008.

Diabetes talk

PORT ANGELES — Robin Popinski of Iyengar Yoga will speak during a diabetes support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting, hosted by Olympic Medical Center, 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 — “Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch 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 “Dark Matter” 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

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit the website.

Coffee, conversations

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to attend the Clallam Parent to Parent support group at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The group is for families providing care for people with special needs.

The group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Youth Room at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave.

Attendees can discuss and share information about dealing with difficult situations, advocacy for a loved one, obtaining respite for themselves, and finding support for emotional and self-care issues.

For more information, contact Shawnda Hicks, Clallam Parent to Parent coordinator, at 360-406-1215 or [email protected]; or visit

Newborn support group

PORT ANGELES — A free support group for parents and babies experiencing the first days, weeks, or year of becoming a family are invited to a support group on Monday and Thursday.

The You and Your New Baby group meets Mondays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St.

Attendees share experiences, ask questions and learn from each other.

Topics range from newborn behavior, care and feeding, to the transition into parenting as well as the physical and emotional issues that may arise during the postpartum period.

A scale will be available to weigh babies.

For more information, call OMC’s New Family Services at 360-417-7652.


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.

“The main emphasis is on ensuring that beginning dancers can join us on any Friday and feel comfortable,” the church said.

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

Lessons are by instructors Jane and Terry Heilman.

The lessons are held Fridays at the church.

For more information, email Sue Shane at sue [email protected]

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.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Investigators Club

FORKS — A weekly after-school club dubbed the Investigators Club will meet at the Forks Library at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The club is geared for students in second through sixth grades and will explore a different science and technology topic through interactive activities each week at the library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

All sessions through March 28 — the end of the club — are free.

Participants can try their hand at coding, engineering challenges, science experiments and robotics.

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

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.


Transit rider alert

NEAH BAY — Clallam Transit System will provide a rider alert at the Makah Tribal Community Hall at 2 p.m. today.

The informational session about Transit’s June 2018 service change proposals will be held until 6 p.m. at the hall, 81 Third Ave.

Topics covered include adding an 11:30 a.m. and shifting a 1 p.m. trip to 10:30 a.m., as well as adding a 2:30 p.m. trip to Neah Bay.

For more information, call 360-452-4511 or email [email protected]


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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