Pancakes, Port Angeles and Poppins on the week’s menu

A program about Port Angeles, a fire department breakfast and a children’s “Mary Poppins Jr.” production are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


House of Learning

PORT ANGELES — The House of Learning on the Peninsula College campus will host a reception for a retrospective show today.

The reception will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Peninsula College Longhouse on the Peninsula College campus in Port Angeles, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

The exhibit will celebrate the artists who have been featured on the Peninsula College campus as Longhouse guest artists since the opening of the House of Learning in 2007.

It also will honor those whose artwork is part of the permanent collection.

The exhibit will run through Aug. 31.

Pancake breakfast

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Fire Department’s annual pancake benefit breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children from 3 to 12; children younger than 3 are admitted free at the door at the station at 102 E. Fifth St.

On the menu is pancakes, sausage, applesauce, bananas, coffee and juice.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the fire department’s scholarships, fire relief baskets and community outreach efforts.

For more information, call the fire department at 360-417-4650, or visit

Volunteers needed

PORT ANGELES — As part of its annual Day of Action, United Way of Clallam County seeks volunteers to help with a community service project set for Saturday.

Approximately 10 volunteers are needed to sand, paint, pick up trash and trim vines at the Laurel Street stairs in downtown Port Angeles.

Those interested in volunteering can call United Way at 360-457-3011.

Bazaar fundraiser

PORT ANGELES — The second annual Elks spring Bazaar Fundraiser is set for Saturday.

Admission to the sale is free and it is open to the public at the Naval Elks Lodge, 131 E. First St.

The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Food and drinks will be available to purchase.

For more information, contact Jenny Smith at 360-775-5734 or jenny [email protected]

College dramas

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College’s drama production students’ presentations of “Hot Sex America Zombie Weekend” and “A Dollar” continue at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The free, student-led productions will also be performed June 7 to 9, all at 7:30 p.m., at the college’s Little Theater at the Port Angeles campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Performances include a matinee at noon Wednesday.

“Hot Sex America Zombie Weekend” — an original play by Peninsula College English Professor Michael Calvin Mills — is a musical set in modern-day New Orleans and follows a pair of FBI agents looking to bust a criminal scheme.

David Pinski’s “A Dollar” is set in the roaring 1920s and centers around a group of lost travelers in the forest who don’t know which direction to follow. The show illustrates how greed can take over the rational mind.

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 receive 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 talk

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited to ask master gardeners about vegetable gardening from 10 a.m. to noon Monday.

Master gardeners tend their plots at the Fifth Street Community Garden at 328 E. Fifth St. on Mondays during the growing season and will be available to chat.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

Science seminar

PORT ANGELES — Local research scientists from Peninsula College’s STEM club will present an hour-long science seminar at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The public is invited to attend the free seminar in Room M125 at the college, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

For more information, contact Marisa Christopher at 360-797-4694 or [email protected]

Swingers dance

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Senior Swingers Dance Group’s Tuesday evening dance has changed its start time to 6:30 p.m.

The dance still will be held at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center at 328 E. Seventh St. The Cat’s Meow dance band will provide music.

The first visit is free, and $5 covers all visits.

Other changes include the conclusion of the dance at 8 p.m.

A break for refreshments following the dance will continue until 8:30 p.m., with the doors to the center being locked following the refreshment period.

All about PA

PORT ANGELES — Author Peter Kageyama will present “For the Love of Port Angeles” at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Admission is $20 to the event at the Vern Burton Community Center gym, 308 E. Fourth St.

Kageyama’s presentation will focus on what makes the city a great place to live.

Parents’ night out

PORT ANGELES — Parents of children with disabilities are invited to share information and emotional support with other parents from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.

The meeting will be in the youth room at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 301 E. Lopez Ave.

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

Vaping discussion

PORT ANGELES —”Finding the Truth Among the Vapors Community Education and Trainer Events” — a presentation about e-cigarettes and vaping — will occur in two segments during June.

Both will be presented by state Poison Center Public Health and Education director Arti Patel at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., and are free and open to the public.

At 6 p.m. Monday, Patel will discuss current trends and research of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping, as well as marketing and advertising from the industry.

On Friday, June 8, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., an extended “train-the-trainer” event will be available.

Registration is required for the training, which is limited to 25 participants. To register, contact the library at 360-417-8500 or visit


Poppins play

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Academy’s drama class will debut its production of “Mary Poppins Jr.” at 7 tonight.

Admission is by donation to the play at the Sequim High School auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Other show dates are Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The play is a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film, according to a news release.

For more information, contact Kaylene Byrne at 360-460-9962 or [email protected]

Rummage sale

SEQUIM — Trinity United Methodist Church’s annual rummage sale will get underway at 8 a.m. today.

The sale at the church, 100 S. Blake Ave., will be held until 2 p.m. today. Items such as tools, jewelry, furniture, appliances, clothing, books, linens and toys will be available to peruse today, as well as Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Proceeds support the church’s community projects.

For more information, call the church at 360-683-5367.

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 media and foreign policy.

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

Plant clinic

SEQUIM — The Washington State University Clallam County Extension will host a plant clinic Saturday.

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 Woodcock Demonstration Garden at 2711 Woodcock Road.

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

For more information, call 360-417-2514.

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.

Birds presentation

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Garden Club welcomes visitors to a program presented by Christie Lassen of Wild Birds Unlimited from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday.

The lecture will be at the clubhouse at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St.

Lassen’s presentation is titled, “What would we do without our feathered friends!”

Newcomers lunch

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

The guest speakers at the facility at 1965 Woodcock Road are financial adviser Kevin Tracy and Chief Criminal Deputy Brian King of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.

They will speak on identity theft, how to protect oneself and what to do if one becomes a victim of identity theft.

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

RSVP today at, or email to warren.newcomers, or by calling 630-992-5613.

Ridge hike

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Native Plant Society will gather for a hike at Three O’Clock Ridge on Tuesday.

Signup is required. To register, contact Fred Weinmann at 360-379-0986 or [email protected]

Those interested in attending will meet at the corner of U.S. Highway 101 and Louella Road, just east of Sequim Bay State Park, at 8 a.m., according to a news release.

At 9 a.m., the group will depart for the hike, which is an off-trail ridge scramble, according to the release.

Event organizers expect to see early blooming mountain species including Delphinium menziesii, Nothochelone nemorosa and Orobanche fasciculata.

Band performance

SEQUIM — Sequim High School’s concert, wind ensemble, percussion and jazz bands will conclude the 2017-18 school year with a free concert 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The bands will be joined by the high school’s color guard for the performance at the high school auditorium at 533 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information, call Lisa Martin at 360-670-3615.

Loneliness talk

SEQUIM — Mike McBride will talk about the toxic effects of loneliness Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The public is invited to the free program at the Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church, 30 Sanford Lane.

Scientists are still exploring what loneliness does to the human body and recent study from Rice University demonstrates that loneliness raises a wide range of illnesses from cardiovascular disease and cancer to depression and dementia, according to a news release.

McBride is a medical psychologist who has practiced on the North Olympic Peninsula for the past 33 years.

For more information, call the church at 360-683-7373.

Alley rally

SEQUIM — The city is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County and Olympic Disposal for the next Rally in the Alley (RITA) neighborhood cleanup program on Wednesday.

Volunteers are requested to convene at the Guy Cole Center in Carrie Blake Park at 202 N. Blake Ave. at 8 a.m. for assignments.

RITA will begin at 9 a.m. and end when dumpsters are full, according to a new release.

Two dumpsters each will be in three locations:

• City Shop at 169 W. Hemlock St.

• Carrie Blake Park (dumpsters near soccer fields).

• Blue Sky Real Estate at 190 N. Priest Road.

A map of the dumpster locations can be found online at wa-sequim.civic

No tires, appliances, liquid paint, gas, fuel or oil will be accepted.

For more information about the disposal of household hazardous waste, visit

For more information, contact Habitat executive director Colleen Robinson at 360-775-3742 or [email protected]

Shape note singing

SEQUIM — The public is invited to learn the basics of shape note singing — a traditional American form of community singing — at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

A representative from Shape Note Singing School will teach shape note singing using the tune book “The Sacred Harp” at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Shape note singing is the folk tradition form of community singing, without instruments, in four vocal parts, according to a news release.

Attendees can drop by and listen or join in the singing.

Beginning singers are welcome and music reading ability is not a requirement.

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

Gardener talk

SEQUIM — Members of the public are invited to ask master gardeners about gardening from 10 a.m. to noon 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.


Appreciation tea

GARDINER — An appreciation tea will be held at the Gardiner Community Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Members of the public are invited to thank the Project Linus blanketeers during the event at the center at 980 Old Gardiner Road.

The Blanketeers create blankets for children in crisis and donate to organizations including — but not limited to — Children’s Hospital and Headstart.

For more information, contact Phyllis Carey at 360-797-7414 or [email protected]


Boatbuilding tour

PORT HADLOCK — Members of the public are invited to the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding’s free tour from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Held every first Friday of the month, those interested can witness the growth and changes happening at the school, 42 N. Water St.

For more information, call 360-385-4948 or email [email protected]

Tech Tuesday

PORT HADLOCK — Jefferson County Library’s Tech Tuesday will begin with an introduction to Pinterest at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Participants can learn how to use the social media site by setting up an account at the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

Following the hour-long presentation, drop-in tech assistance will be available until 6 p.m.

Library staff will be on hand to provide individual assistance with computers or hand-held devices.

Attendees can bring devices or borrow one from the library.

Singing class

PORT HADLOCK — Singer Karen Willard will lead a shape note singing session at the Jefferson County Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

During the session, singers will face each other in a square and are led through songs in turns by individuals in the center of the circle at the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

Shape note singing — also referred to as sacred harp singing — is rooted in 18th century New England, according to a news release.

Willard has been shape note singing since 1989 and participates in many sacred harp singings around the Puget Sound region.

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


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 “Emotional Impacts.”

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]

Dance shows

PORT TOWNSEND — O’Meara Performing Arts Academy will present the 53rd annual Big Show in three performances Saturday and Sunday.

The shows will be at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and at 4 p.m. Sunday at the auditorium at Port Townsend High School, 1500 Van Ness St.

Admission at the door is $12 for people up to the age of 17 and $18 for adults. No advance tickets are being sold.

The shows will feature more than 100 dancers of all ages performing more than 30 dances.

For more information, contact the O’Meara Performing Arts Academy at 360-301-0605.

Songlines choir

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Songlines Choir spring participatory concert will get underway at 7 p.m. Saturday.

A $12 donation is suggested for the concert at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St.

The music of the concert is geared to enhance community connections while offering the audience a chance to participate in the music.

Proceeds will benefit The Recyclery.

For more information, call 360-643-1595 or email [email protected]

Book lovers’ cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Library will host Book Lovers’ Cafe from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

The free discussion of fiction and nonfiction books will be at the library, 1220 Lawrence St.

This week’s discussion will be on “Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef,” by Gabrielle Hamilton.

For more information, contact Cheryl Bently at 360-344-2512 or [email protected]

Plant Clinic

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend Plant Clinics are held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each Monday.

The clinics are at 621 Sheridan St.

Certified master gardeners will be available to answer questions or provide advice.

For more information, see

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]

Ukulele rendezvous

PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will meet for its monthly Happy Hour Open Mic at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The group will meet at the Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 W. Sims Way.

For more information, call 360-385-2233.

Music jam

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Grange Old Time Music Jam will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The Old Time Jam at the Quimper Grange at 1219 Corona St., will be the last before a July throug August break.

A $1 to $2 donation is requested to help pay for heating the hall.

The Quimper Grange Jam is a led jam, so players don’t have to know how to start a tune or remember what key they are playing in.

Paul Denison,who has recently moved from Seattle to Chimacum, will lead the jam.

He plans to tech “Candy Girl,” starting out in AEAE tuning on fiddles and then switching into the key of G.

For more information, see www.quimper

Northwind reading

PORT TOWNSEND — Northwind Reading Series will host Geoff Bowman and Deborah Kate Hammond for readings Thursday.

The presentations will begin at 7 p.m. at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.

A $5 donation is suggested for admission to the event. Bowman’s first poetry collection, “In the Octopus Nursery,” was published in 2014.

Hammond lives and writes in Port Townsend and reads the work of local and regional poets once a month on KPTZ radio station “Tossed Salad” program.

For more information, call Bill Mawhinney 360-302-1159 or visit


Audubon field trip

NORDLAND — Admiralty Audubon will host a field trip to Fort Flagler Historical State Park to check out birding hotpots at 9 a.m. Saturday.

A Discover Pass is required to park at the fort, 10541 Flagler Road.

The group will meet at the northwest spit, and go onto venture the sewage pond and Marrowstone Point.

For more information, contact trip leader John Comstock at [email protected]


Plant Clinic

CHIMACUM — Plant clinics are offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Sunday at the Chimacum Farmers Market.

The market is at 9122 Rhody Drive.

Certified Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions or provide advice.

For more information, see https://extension. -2/.


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.

Book discussion

FORKS — The public is invited to the Forks Library’s Science Saturday Book Discussion Group.

The group will meet at noon Saturday at the library, 171 S. Forks Ave., to discuss “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History,” by Elizabeth Kolbert.

The group will read, explore, and discuss a broad range of popular science-themed titles.

No reservations are needed and people may attend as often as they wish.

“Over the last half billion years, there have been five major mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted … scientists are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs,” according to a news release.

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.


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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