Pinewood derby for adults, book sale on Peninsula calendar

A pinewood derby, a book sale and a birders’ gathering are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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

SEQUIM

Cedar lecture

SEQUIM — David Brownell will present “Historical Relationships Between S’Klallam People and Cedar” at 5:30 tonight.

The lecture will be presented at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The lecture is the last in a series of free talks on the western cedar tree.

This program was postponed from Feb. 8 due to snow and adverse road conditions.

For more information, call the center at 360-681-4076 or email [email protected]

Book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of the Sequim Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be in the Friends’ building behind the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Sale items include audio books on CD, a book of Northwest lighthouses and leather-bound Franklin Library volumes.

Proceeds from the sale benefit programs at the Sequim Library.

Science Saturday

SEQUIM — Christine Spaulding will present “Marshmallow Astronauts: Air Pressure in Space” on Saturday.

Spaulding will address 7 to 12 year olds in the Second Saturday Science series from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

She also will address 4- to 6-year-old Junior Science Explorers from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Both presentations will be at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Spaulding will use marshmallow astronauts to introduce the concept of air pressure in space travel.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Pinewood derby

SEQUIM — The Mount Olympus District, Boy Scouts of America will host its Second Adult Pinewood Derby fundraiser at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16.

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 and 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.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — The Second Saturday Book Discussion Group will discuss “The Good Lord Bird” by James McBride from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The group meets monthly in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The group will discuss “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah in April.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Accordion social

SEQUIM — Ted Lunka and John Giuliani will be featured players at an accordion social from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The event will be in Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St.

Accordionists are invited to bring their instruments and play; the public is welcome to listen or to dance.

Recommended donation is $2 to $3.

For more information, call Lynne Clark at 360-452-0191 or email [email protected]

Brain injury group

SEQUIM — The Brain Injury Group will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Snacks and coffee will be served.

The public is welcome to attend this free support group meeting.

For more information, call Azella at 360-461-7980.

Piano concert

SEQUIM — Pianist Becky Billock will perform songs from her Mother Earth program from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

The concert will be in the Sequim Seventh Day Adventist Church, 30 Sanford Lane.

Admission is by donation, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the church’s piano fund.

For more information, call Billock at 412-6574560, email [email protected] or visit www.becky billock.org.

Memory cafe

SEQUIM — The East Clallam Memory Cafe will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The group will meet at the Mariner Cafe, 609 W. Washington St.

The memory cafe is a for people with memory loss and their care partners.

The monthly meetings are free, food and beverages are available for purchase.

For more information, call Pam Scott at 360-683-7047 or Renee Rux at 360-681-2511 or email [email protected] or [email protected]ad.com.

Skwim toastmasters

SEQUIM — Sissi Bruch will present “My Journey to Leadership” from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bruch, the mayor of Port Angeles, will address a meeting of the Skwim Toastmasters Club in The Gathering Place at Sunland, 135 Fairway Drive.

The public is invited to the free event; seats can be reserved online at mayor bruch.eventbrite.com.

Birds and beverages

SEQUIM — An informal gathering of birders of all abilities, organized by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, is set for 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The group will meet at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St.

Visitors can meet other birders, ask where to find birds, share favorite spots and photography tips, ask bird-feeding questions and discuss research.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, see olympicpeninsula audubonsociety.org.

Wellness forum

SEQUIM — Dr. Kip Tulin will present “Why Gratitude Is Good For You” at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

The free presentation is part of the WOW! Working on Wellness Forum series sponsored by the Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic.

Tulin is the clinic’s volunteer medical director.

For more information, call 360-582-0218.

Paddlers to meet

SEQUIM — Brice Boland will address a meeting of the Olympic Peninsula Paddlers from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The monthly meetings are held in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Boland is the Washington field manager for the Surfrider Foundation and will discuss the foundation’s efforts for beach access and water quality with emphasis on the Pacific Northwest.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 360-461-7008, email [email protected] paddlers.com or visit www.olympicpeninsulapaddlers.com.

Cruise lecture

SEQUIM — Dr. John Wegmann will address a meeting of the Sequim Bay Yacht Club from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The lecture will be at John Wayne Marina, 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road.

Wegmann will speak about cruising the Norwegian coast and hiking on the Cornish coast in England.

The public is invited to attend this free presentation.

For more information, call Andrea Williams at 530-945-9234 or email [email protected]

Urban Sketchers

SEQUIM — The Port Townsend Urban Sketchers will meet for indoor and outdoor sketching from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

The group will meet at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The public is invited to this free meeting. All skill levels are welcome.

For more information, call Barbara Kurland at 260-316-9947 or email [email protected]

Traveler’s journal

SEQUIM — Powell Jones will present “Singlespeeding the BC Bike Race: The Ultimate Single Track Experience” 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.

Jones is the director of the Dungeness River Audubon Center.

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 ANGELES

Poets to read

PORT ANGELES — The final Winter Quarter Foothills Writers Series reading will feature “Poets in Conversation” and original works from Charlotte Warren of Sequim and Alice Derry of Port Angeles at 12:30 p.m. today.

The free reading will be in Maier Performance Hall on the main campus of Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

For more information, contact Kate Reavey at [email protected].

Magic of cinema

PORT ANGELES — A free screening of “RBG” is set for 7 tonight.

The film will be shown in the Maier Performance Hall at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Laurisden Blvd.

The Oscar-nominated documentary explores the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The screening is presented by Magic of Cinema and the Peninsula College Sociology Department in honor of International Women’s Day.

The film will be followed by a discussion with Kate Dexter, deputy mayor of Port Angeles.

For more information, call Helen Lovejoy at 360-417-6362 or email [email protected]

Mosaic dance

PORT ANGELES — Clallam Mosaic will host its monthly dance from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The dance will be at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave.

The $8 door charge for the dance includes a light meal of barbecued ground beef, mac and cheese, fruit salad and sugar-free cookies.

Accompanying caregivers will be admitted for free.

For more information, visit www.clallammosaic.org.

Pet grief support

PORT ANGELES — The next Grieving My Pet meeting is set for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The free meeting, which is the second Saturday of each month, is at the Peninsula Friends of Animals facility at 257509 U.S. Highway 101, between Sequim and Port Angeles.

It aims to provide compassionate support throughout all stages of grief.

For more information, contact Danette Grady at [email protected] or 360-452-0414 or see safehaven pfoa.org.

Book discussion

PORT ANGELES — The Second Tuesday Book Discussion Group will discuss “It’s All Relative” by A.J. Jacobs at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The monthly group meets in the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

In April the group will discuss the novel Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

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 in 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 are admitted free.

Kiwanis to meet

PORT ANGELES — Jeff Bohman will address a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles at noon Thursday.

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

Bohman, president of the Pacific Trails Coalition, will provide an update on the Olympic Discovery Trail and other projects.

The public is welcome to attend the free meeting.

JOYCE

Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The Port Angeles Lions Club will host a benefit breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The meal will be served at the Crescent Bay Lions Clubhouse, 181 Holly Hill Road.

The menu includes pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, breakfast meats and beverages.

The meal costs $7, $4 for children.

Proceeds will benefit Crescent Bay Lions community programs.

FORKS

Block Fest

FORKS — Parenting Matters Foundation and the First Teacher Program will host Block Fest at 10:30 a.m. today.

The free early learning program will be in the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

The program is designed for children from 8 months to 8 years of age and their parents or caregivers.

All children must be accompanied by parents or caregivers.

Socks are required for all children and adults participating in the event.

For more information, call the library at 360-374-6402, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Gold Star breakfast

FORKS — A benefit breakfast is set from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday

The meal will be served at American Legion Post Hall at 651 E. Division St.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy, coffee and juice.

The meal costs $6 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Gold Star Family Memorial fund.

Elks bingo

FORKS — The Elks will host bingo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The event will be at the Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

Proceeds will go towards the purchase of an accessible bus for Forks Community Hospital.

For more information, call 360-374-6271.

Quilters to meet

FORKS — The Piecemakers Quilt Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The club meets in the Department of Natural Resources building, 411 Tillicum Lane.

For more information, call Marsha Yanish at 360-327-3770 or email [email protected]

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.

BLYN

Lunchtime talk

BLYN — Kathy Duncan, a Jamestown S’Klallam tribal elder, will share stories and knowledge about Jamestown history during an informal lunchtime presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The talk will be at the Red Cedar Hall Community Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway.

Attendees are asked to bring lunch; meeting organizers will provide dessert. Questions are encouraged.

For more information, see library.jamestowntribe.org.

GARDINER

Cemetery meeting

GARDINER — The Gardiner Community Cemetery Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The public meeting will be held downstairs in the Gardiner Community Center, 1040 Old Gardiner Road.

The commissioners meet on the second Thursday of each month.

PORT TOWNSEND

Bonus sketch

PORT TOWNSEND — The Urban Sketchers will have a bonus sketch with Darsie Beck’s journaling class at 10 a.m. today.

The group will meet at the Fort Worden Commons, 200 Battery Way, before dispersing to sketch.

After sketching, the group will reconvene at 12:15 p.m. for a show and tell.

For more information, call Joyce Hester at 360-344-2662 or email [email protected]

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 “Fundraising.”

Square dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Dave Thielk will be calling a square dance from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

The family-friendly dance will be held at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.

Music will be performed by a Portland band, Rats Gone West.

Admission is $7 per person, $5 for people who arrive by bike or on foot or who bring a non-disposable water bottle.

Children aged 16 years or younger are admitted free.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for a jam session with the band.

For more information, call Thielk at 360-602-1270 or visit www.ptcommunity dance.com.

Country dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Mary and Peter Zarich will be calling a English country dance from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The dance will be at the Rosewind Common House, 3131 Haines St.

Music for the dance will be performed by the Rosewind Country Dance Band.

The dance will be followed by a potluck dinner.

Suggested donation is $5.

The venue is fragrance-free and street shoes are not permitted on the dance floor; dance shoes and slippers are acceptable.

For more information, email [email protected]

Concert and dessert

PORT TOWNSEND — Bertram and Madeline Levy will perform at a concert and dessert competition from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Sunday.

The father-daughter duo will play banjo and fiddle at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.

The concert and dessert competition is part of the new Local Spotlight Social series, which will feature local musicians.

Suggested donation is $10, $5 with a homemade dessert.

Desserts should have a list of ingredients to help protect people with food allergies.

The winner of the dessert competition will receive a free pass to the next Local Spotlight Social.

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

Zenki to perform

PORT TOWNSEND — Radim Zenki will perform on the mandolin, ukulele and flute from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The concert will be at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting hall, 1841 Sheridan St.

Admission is $20 per person; tickets are available online at www.tinyurl.com/PDN-Radim-Zenki.

For more information, call Al Bergstein at 360-344-8220 or email mountainstoneproductions @gmail.com.

Meaningful movies

PORT TOWNSEND — A free screening of “Trickle Down Town” is planned at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The film will be shown in the sanctuary at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

The 2018 documentary explores homelessness in Seattle.

This event was postponed from Feb. 11 due to snow and adverse road conditions.

For more information, call Matt Woodward at 360-390-4545 or email [email protected] outlook.com.

Shellfish lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — The East Jefferson Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers will host its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting will be held in the Point Hudson offices of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, 375 Hudson St.

Recreational shellfish managers Don Velasquez, Bob Sizemore and Rich Childers will provide an update on 2018 harvest numbers and 2019 quotas for crab and shrimp.

The speakers also will discuss questions previously submitted by chapter members.

The public is invited to attend this free meeting.

Republican women

PORT TOWNSEND — Jami Lund will address a meeting of the Republican Women of Jefferson County at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

The meeting will be at the Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 W. Sims Way.

Lund is a policy analyst at the Freedom Foundation, an Olympia-based think tank.

For reservations, call Peggy Reep at 360-385-4953 or email [email protected]

Speech contest

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Toastmasters Club will host its speech and evaluation contest from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday.

The annual competition will be held in the Charles Pink House, 1256 Lawrence St.

The speech competition will feature speakers giving 5- to 7-minute prepared talks.

Other participants will give 2- to 3-minute evaluation speeches on a test speech delivered by previous district evaluation winner Sandra Kolb.

For more information, visit jeffco.toastmasters clubs.org.

Palindrome concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Eaglemount Wine and Cider will host The Lowest Pair & Norman Baker on the stage of The Palindrome at 6:30 tonight.

All are welcome to this event at 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road, with a suggested donation of $5 to $25 at the door on entry to support the artists’ livelihood.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with music starting about 7 p.m.

CHIMACUM

Rotary meeting

CHIMACUM — Shayann Hoffer-Pauley will address a meeting of the Rotary Club of East Jefferson from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.

The club will meet in the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Hoffer-Pauley is the director of the Jefferson Teen Center.

An optional lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., $7 for a salad, $10 for lunch.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

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

PORT HADLOCK

Cancer veterans

PORT HADLOCK — The Quimper Prostate Cancer Veterans will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The prostate cancer support groups meets in the back room at Fiesta Jalisco, 10893 Rhody Drive.

For more information, call John Davis at 360-379-6729 or email [email protected]

Climate lecture

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

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

The presentation is the second of a four-part series to be held Mondays through March.

During this lecture Loubere will discuss carbon emissions from homes and lifestyles as well as the Jefferson County Climate Action Plan.

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 will be held Tuesdays in the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

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

Farming film

PORT HADLOCK The Farming Film Festival will screen the 2012 documentary “Green Gold” at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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

The film explores large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East.

This film was postponed from Feb. 11 due to snow and adverse road conditions.

The festival is co-sponsored by Friends of the Trees Society and the Jefferson County Local Food Systems Council.

Book discussion

PORT HADLOCK — A discussion about the novel “Born A Crime” by Trevor Noah is set from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday.

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

Signup, at the library, is required.

The library will host a discussion about “The Fortunate Ones” by Ellen Umansky in April.

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

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