Opioids play, pinewood derby among Peninsula activities

A play about opioids, a pinewood derby and several concerts are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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

PORT ANGELES

Opioids play

PORT ANGELES — Performances of the play “Opioids” are set for 7 tonight and Saturday night.

The original production will be staged in the Little Theatre on Peninsula College, 1502 Laurisden Blvd. Admission is free.

The play is a collaboration by drama students at Peninsula College and focuses on issues surrounding opioid addiction.

For more information, email Kelly Doran at [email protected]

Osier to speak

PORT ANGELES — Nancy Osier will present “First Things First” at a meeting of the Soroptimist International of Port Angeles Noon Club meeting at noon today.

The club meets weekly at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 S. Del Guzzi Drive.

There is a $4 minimum charge which covers beverages and the venue, lunch is available for purchase.

Osier, a retired counselor, now owns a midlife renewal coaching business.

Volunteer ivy pull

PORT ANGELES — A work party will pull English ivy from the hillside near the Oak Street pedestrian ramp Saturday.

The work party will meet at 9 a.m. at the base of the ramp near the intersection of West Second and South Oak streets.

Volunteers should wear heavy-soled boots and work gloves and bring hand pruners, limb pruners, hard rakes and tarps.

Raise walls for Habitat

PORT ANGELES — Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County is hosting “Come Raise Some Walls” starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

The community effort will help two partner families construct Habitat homes in Maloney Heights at 16th and N streets.

Framing lumber for the projects is provided by Interfor.

To help volunteer on the construction site, go to www.habitatclallam.org and click on “Volunteer.”

For more information, call Colleen Robinson at 360-775-3742.

Crab dinner

PORT ANGELES — The Esther Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star will host its third All You Can Eat Crab Dinner from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The meal will be served in the Masonic Temple, 622 S Lincoln St.

Dinner costs $30 per person and includes crab, baked potato, coleslaw, beverage and dessert.

Garden lecture

PORT ANGELES — Pam Ethee and Leiann Niccoli will present “Conditioning Entries for a Flower Show or Fair” at a meeting of the Port Angeles Garden Club from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday.

The club meets at First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St.

For more information, call Carole Rose at 360-775-0728, email rambin [email protected] or visit www.portangelesgarden club.org.

Monday Musicale

PORT ANGELES — Monday Musicale will meet at noon Monday and hear a concert by Dan Tutton and the Home School Jazz Band at 1 p.m.

The meeting will be in Queen of Angels Catholic Church’s Fellowship Hall, 209 W. 11th St.

The public is welcome to attend the free performance.

For more information, call Gail McDonald at 360-477-8601.

Speech contests

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angles Toastmasters Club will host speech and evaluation contests from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

The club meets in the Clallam Transit offices, 830 W. Laurisden Blvd.

‘The public is invited to attend this free meeting.

For more information, call Bill Cohill at 707-775-8848 or email [email protected]

Seabird tracking

PORT ANGELES — Vivian Pattison will present “Seabird tracking: How it’s done and why it’s important” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The lecture will be at Feiro Marine Life Center, 315 N. Lincoln St.

Pattison will discuss her seabird tracking projects and give an in-depth look at ancient murrelet foraging distribution during the breeding season.

The program is co-sponsored by the Feiro Center and the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.

The suggested donation is $5. Feiro members are admitted free.

For more information, call Melissa Williams, Feiro executive director, at 360-417-6254 or email [email protected] center.org.

Trivia night

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Land Trust and the North Olympic Salmon Coalition will host a trivia night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The fundraiser will be at Barhop Brewing and Artisan Pizza, 124 W. Railroad Ave.

The suggested donation is $5.

For more information, call Bre Harris at 360-504-5611 or email [email protected]

Senior dance

PORT ANGELES — Cat’s Meow will perform for a swing dance from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The dance will be at the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Refreshments will be served from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person. First-time attendees will be admitted free.

Kiwanis meeting

PORT ANGELES — Corey Delikat, director of the Port Angeles Parks Department, will address a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles at noon Thursday.

The weekly club meetings are at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.

Delikat will discuss the future of the city’s parks and provide an update on the Dream Playground and other projects.

The public is welcome to attend the free meeting. Meals are available to purchase.

FORKS

Studium West

FORKS — Glynda Peterson Schaad will present “Confluence of Cultures: the Story of Pansy Ann Martin” at 6:30 tonight.

The presentation will be at the Forks Campus of Peninsula College, 481 S. Forks Ave.

The Studium West series is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Schaad at 360-374-3223 or email [email protected]

Railroad lecture

FORKS — Steve Hauff will address a meeting of the West End Historical Society at noon Tuesday.

The society meets in the Forks Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave.

The public is invited to attend the free meeting. Lunch can be purchased for $7.

Hauff, the author of “The Spruce Production Division in Clallam County,” will speak about the history of railroads on the West End.

Bingo night

FORKS — West End Sportsmen will host bingo night at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The fundraiser will be at the West End Sportsmen’s Club, 243 Sportsmen’s Club Road.

Proceeds will benefit hunter education program and the annual Kids’ Fishing Day.

CLALLAM BAY

Sourdough lessons

CLALLAM BAY — Victoria Redhead Miller will present “Homemade Bread: Techniques and Tips” at 1 p.m. today.

The workshop will be at the Clallam Bay Library, 16990 state Highway 112, Clallam Bay. It is free and open to the public.

The workshop will include demonstrations of bread-making techniques such as mixing, kneading and shaping.

Miller is the author of “From No-knead to Sourdough: A Simpler Approach to Handmade Bread.”

For more information, call 360-963-2414, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

SEQUIM

Discussion group

SEQUIM — The Great Decisions Discussions Group will discuss “State of the State Department and Diplomacy” from 10 a.m. to noon today.

The public is welcome to attend this free meeting in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The conversation will focus on how recent State Department budget cuts affect U.S. diplomacy and foreign policy.

For more information, call George Noa at 360-808-9911 or email [email protected]

Spaghetti dinner

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange plans a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 tonight.

The meal will be served at the grange hall at 290 Macleay Road.

Dinner will cost $10 per person.

Focus on raccoons

SEQUIM — Jenna Ziogas will present a program on raccoons from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The program, part of the Focus On! series, will be held in the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

This presentation was postponed in February due to snow and adverse road conditions.

Admission is $10 person, $5 for Audubon Society members.

For more information, call 360-681-4076, email [email protected] or visit www.dungeness rivercenter.org.

We, the People

SEQUIM — The monthly meetings of the “We, the People” gathering continue from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The meetings are at The Lodge at Sherwood Village, 660 Evergreen Way.

They will continue at this time on the third Saturday of each month.

The March meeting focuses on governmental and quasi-governmental officials — elected, appointed, and self-appointed — at all levels.

Participants are encouraged to do some reading and research into these questions before attending the meeting.

Discussions are open to the community. They are not sponsored by any other organization.

The volunteer discussion facilitator is Sequim resident George Lindamood.

Pinewood derby

SEQUIM — The Mount Olympus District Boy Scouts of America will host its Second Adult Pinewood Derby fundraiser at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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

Weigh-ins will be at 10 a.m. with the first race commencing at 11 a.m.

Admission is free.

Food will be available for purchase.

The Friends of Scouting will conduct a silent auction.

For more information, call Scott Brooksby at 702-274-6700 or Shana Scott at 360-504-2170.

Thrift shop open

SEQUIM — The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild will open its thrift shop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The shop is at 204 W. Bell St.

Featured items include cruise clothes, a dinette set, kitchenware and dishes.

For more information, call the shop at 360-683-7044.

Dinner and dance

SEQUIM — The Buck Ellard Band will perform for a dance show from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The dance will be at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

Admission is $10 per person and includes a meal.

For more information, call Loretta at 360-582-0100.

Arts conversation

SEQUIM — The Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission will host “Arts Conversation: Fine, Performance and Culinary Arts” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The public conversation will be in the council chambers in the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St.

The discussion will focus on what is, and what is not, working in the city’s current cultural infrastructure.

For more information, call Cyndi Hueth at 360-582-2477 or email [email protected]

Traveler’s journal

SEQUIM — Ken and Mary Campbell will present “The Wilds and Wonders of NW Canada and Alaska” at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The lecture is part of the Traveler’s Journal series held in the Guy Cole Event Center, 202 N. Blake Ave.

The Campbells will present images from trips to Alaska, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

The suggested donation is $5.

For more information, call Brian Anderson at 360-775-5395, email [email protected] olympicdiscoverytrail. org or visit www.olympic discoverytrail.org.

PORT TOWNSEND

Conversation Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today.

The group meets at Alchemy Restaurant, 842 Washington St.

This week’s topic is “Inner Peace.”

Swing dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Tony and The Roundabout Quintet will perform for a swing dance from 7 to 10:30 tonight.

The dance will be in the Elks Lodge, 555 Otto Road.

Vickie Townsend will teach a nightclub two-step workshop at 7 p.m.

Admission is $12 per person.

For more information, call Sally Kiely at 360- 385-7789, email sallyjensen [email protected] or visit www.discoverydance.org.

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.

The sale will be at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

The sale will feature books, CDs and DVDs.

Ukuleles to meet

PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will host a rendezvous from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be held in Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St.

For more information, email [email protected]

UFO meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — Maurene Mirgan will present “What’s up in Washington Skies: A Brief History of a UFO Hot Spot” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The program will be at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting House, 1841 Sheridan St.

This is a combined meeting of Olympic UFO Meet Up and Washington Mutual UFO Network.

The public is invited to attend this free meeting.

For more information, email [email protected]

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Carol Piening will be calling for a contra dance from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 Saturday.

The dance will be at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Ave.

Music will be performed by The North Beach Drifters.

Admission is $6 per person, children 16 years and younger admitted free.

For more information, call Tinker Cavallaro at 360-379-2882.

The evening begins with a brief lesson at 7:30 p.m. followed by the dance at 8 p.m.

Work party

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

Volunteers should park at the Chase Bank, 419 Kearney St., and meet at the white pickup truck.

Volunteers will pull Scotch broom and other invasive plants as well as pick up garbage.

Tools and refreshments will be provided but volunteers should bring work gloves.

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

Native plant society

PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting will be at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

Social time will be followed at 7 p.m. by the presentation “Kah Tai Valley: Past and Present.”

For more information, email [email protected]

Race to Alaska

PORT TOWNSEND — Daniel Evans will present “Race to Alaska, the Inside Story” to a meeting of the Point Wilson Sail and Power Squadron at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The lecture will be presented at the Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington St.

Evans, the R2AK “race boss” will share stories about the race and the racers.

For more information, visit www.pointwilson.org.

Perless to speak

PORT TOWNSEND — Gary “Eduardo” Perless will address the Admiralty Audubon Society from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The society will meet in the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

Perless will discuss his travels and volunteer work in southern Peru.

The public is invited to attend this free presentation.

Blues concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Steve James will perform country blues from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

The concert will be in the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.

Admission is by $15 to $20 donation.

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

Cello concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Cellist Eugene Friesen will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

The concert will be presented at the Madrona MindBody Institute, 310 Fort Worden Way.

Admission is $20 per person, $10 for students.

Friesen will perform works from his show “Soul of the Cello” as well as several duos with local violist Gwen Franz.

For more information, call Franz at 206-478-6143 or email [email protected]

CHIMACUM

Genealogy lecture

CHIMACUM — Mary Kathryn Kozy will present “I Got My DNA Test Results! Now What?” from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

The presentation will be made at a meeting of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society in the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Linda Broatch at 360-774-3767, email [email protected] or visit www.wajcgs.org.

Women’s choir

CHIMACUM — The Mirinesse Women’s Choir will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The 65-voice, Seattle-based choir will perform at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 45 Redeemer Way.

Admission is by $20 suggested donation.

For more information, call Bev Schaaf at 360-379-3458 or email [email protected]

Aging in place

CHIMACUM — Aaron Murphy will present “Aging in Place” to the Rotary Club East Jefferson County at noon Thursday.

The meeting will be at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

The free lecture is preceded by an optional cafeteria-style lunch at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $7 for salad, $10 for a full lunch.

Murphy, a partner at ADM Architecture, will discuss how architectural design can facilitate aging in place.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.ejcrotary.club.

MARROWSTONE ISLAND

Celtic, Cajun music

NORDLAND — The Alternators will perform Celtic and Cajun music from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The concert will be at the theater on Fort Flagler State Park, 10541 Flagler Road.

A Discover Pass is needed to enter the park, but there is no cover charge for the concert.

The Friends of Fort Flagler will sell Irish stew and shrimp gumbo as well as wine, beer and soft drinks.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.friendsof fortflagler.org.

PORT HADLOCK

Boffer swordplay

PORT HADLOCK — Chaz Hillyard will coach boffer swordplay and exercise from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today.

The free exercise program is at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Boffers are foam-wrapped PVC pipes used in role-playing games and mock combat.

Participants can bring their own boffer or use one provided by the library.

This program is recommended for children from 6 to 18 years old.

Climate change

PORT HADLOCK — Paul Loubere will present “Climate Change: What Can We Do?” at 6 p.m. Monday.

The free lecture will be presented at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

The presentation is the third of a four-part series set on Mondays through March.

During this lecture Loubere will discuss the national power grid and its relation to green energy.

For more information, call 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.

Podcasting for teens

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library will host “A-Z Podcasting for Teens” from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The ongoing class is on Tuesdays at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Attendees will decide what sort of podcast they would like and learn about editing software and hosting options.

For more information, call 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.

Tuesday trivia

PORT HADLOCK — Jefferson County Library will host a trivia night at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The competition will be at The Keg & I, 1291 Chimacum Road.

Topics will include science, local history, pop culture and geography.

An extra point will be awarded to teams who present their library cards.

Attendees must be 21 or more years old.

Tech teardown

PORT HADLOCK — Children aged 6-11 years old can learn about electronic devices from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The program will be in the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Attendees will deconstruct components to learn how they work.

For more information, call 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.

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