Waffles and raptors, pickleball court ribbon-cutting, ‘plogging’ offered on Peninsula

A waffles and raptors event, a pickleball court ribbon-cutting and a “plogging” run on Ediz Hook are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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

HOCM visit

The Hands on Children’s Museum (HOCM) will visit the Sequim Middle School and Forks Library Tuesday.

HOCM will be at the middle school, 301 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and the library, 171 S. Forks Ave., Forks from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Kids and families are encouraged to drop by any time to create a kazoo, trace fossils, race “Rumble-Bots” and try out “Makey-Makey” creations.

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

GARDINER

‘Waffles & Raptors’

GARDINER —Wild Birds Unlimited will host a day of waffles and raptors at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Northwest Raptor Center’s Mariepaul Vermersch will whip up her family’s original, authentic Belgian waffles for $1 each at Wild Birds, 275953 U.S. Highway 101.

Joining in the event at 1 p.m., Jay and Gary Moore of the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center of Sequim will showcase their live birds of prey they have rehabilitated.

For more information, call 360-797-7100.

SEQUIM

Ribbon-cutting

SEQUIM — The city and Sequim Picklers will host a ribbon-cutting for eight new pickle ball courts at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Members of the public are invited to the event at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

The courts were built with money raised by the Picklers, the city Parks & Lodging Tax, Clallam County Lodging Tax, Haller Foundation, Maybelle Clark Macdonald and First Federal.

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 “Israel’s changing foreign relationships and their implications for Middle East peace,” according to a news release.

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

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 “all things lavender,” a glass-top oak table with chairs, wedding and party attire, as well as several Dooney and Bourke purses.

Also featured will be jewelry, party essentials, small appliances and kitchenware.

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

Consignors and new volunteers are always needed.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Ice cream social

SEQUIM — The public is invited to Sequim Prairie Grange’s ice cream social from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Banana splits and sundaes will be available at the grange, 290 MacLeay Road for $5 each.

Proceeds from the social will benefit Dungeness Heath & Wellness Clinic.

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

Novel conversations

SEQUIM — The Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Sequim Library to discuss “The Forgetting Time” by Sharon Guskin.

The free program will be in the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Copies of “The Forgetting Time” are available in various formats including regular print, large print, audiobook, and downloadable eBook, which may be requested online by visiting the library catalog at www.nols.org.

A limited number of copies of each book discussion selection are available at the library the month prior to each meeting.

To view a complete list of the 2018 selections, visit www.nols.org/book- discussion-groups.

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

Coffee with mayor

SEQUIM — Residents can meet informally with Sequim Mayor Dennis Smith at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Smith will be joined by Barbara Hanna, communications and marketing director, at the Black Bear Diner, 1471 E. Washington St., for the July edition of the Coffee with the Mayor program.

For more information, contact Smith at [email protected]

Plant clinic

SEQUIM — Members of the public are invited to ask master gardeners about gardening from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 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.

Outdoor storytime

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Library System’s roving storytime series “Storytime on the Road” will stop by Railroad Bridge Park amphitheatre at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

In addition to the story at the amphitheater, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, the Dungeness River Audubon Center will be open.

Event organizers advise that parking is limited and additional parking will be available at the entrance to the park.

The storytime is geared towards toddlers and preschoolers, as well as their accompanying adults.

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

Free dinner

SEQUIM — A free community dinner will be served at Trinity United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The meal at the church at 100 S. Blake Ave., will include baked fish, rice, vegetables, cole slaw, dessert and beverages.

The church presents the dinners on the last Thursday of each month.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling the church between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner at 360-683-5367 or by emailing [email protected]

Crystal bowl meditation

SEQUIM — The public is invited to relax with Sophia Engkvist and her 14 bowls, bells and chimes at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Admission is free, though donations are accepted to the session at Blue Mountain Yoga, 803 Carlsborg Road, Suite D.

Engkvist will guide participants through a deep relaxation mantra meditation.

Those interested are advised to arrive early to ensure a spot.

Attendees can bring mats or blankets.

For more information, contact Engkvist at 360-460-7455 or sophiaengkvist [email protected]

PORT ANGELES

Litter pick-up benefit

PORT ANGELES — Rain Bear Running Club will host “Plogging for Pups” — a competitive community service event — today.

Admission is $10 and sign-ups begin at 5 p.m. on Ediz Hook at Ediz Hook Road.

At 5:30 p.m., the “plogging” will begin.

“Plogging” is a Swedish trend that combines litter pickup with running.

“The event will be an out-and-back race down the beach, from the park at the far end of the hook to the boathouse and back — approximately two miles,” according to a news release.

Participants will pick up as much litter as possible.

Prizes will be awarded for the heaviest bag of trash, best costume and most unusual find.

Participants are requested to bring their own litter pickup materials including bags and gloves.

The event is meant to raise awareness about area marine mammals and raise funds to support Feiro Marine Life Center.

Storytime

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Library’s roving Storytime on the Road series will make a stop at the Port Angeles Police Department today at 10:30 a.m.

The event is geared toward toddlers and preschoolers, as well as the adults in their lives at the department, 321 E. Fifth St.

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

Wounded warrior run

PORT ANGELES — Smokers-N-Strokers have set their annual Wounded Warrior Run and pig roast for Saturday.

Registration for the run at the Dam Bar, 242701 U.S. Highway 101, begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $15 per person.

Kickstands will be up at 11 a.m. for the run.

At 2 p.m., the run will conclude at Smokers-N-Strokers, 3914 Old Time Place, where a raffle, music and food will be available.

Members of the public are invited.

For more information, call 360-207-7384 or 360-477-3014.

Formal wear donations

PORT ANGELES — Clallam Night to Shine will accept formal wear donations Saturday.

Volunteers will accept donations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 205 Black Diamond Road.

Both men and women’s dress wear — of all styles and sizes — will be accepted.

Donations will be available to attendees of the 2019 Clallam Night to Shine prom scheduled for Feb. 8.

For more information, call 360-775-5693 or email [email protected]

Pro Bono Lawyers

PORT ANGELES — Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers will present Law at the Landing from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The event at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., is intended to help the public address legal issues in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers.

Volunteer attorneys will provide and assist with completing advance directive forms including a power of attorney for finances, power of attorney for medical and a health care directive.

There is an anticipated high demand for this clinic, so attendees are asked to arrive on time.

For more information or to register, contact Shauna Rogers McClain at 360-504-2422 or probono [email protected]

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.

Elwha river talk

PORT ANGELES — Elwha Klallam Tribe Natural Resources Department officials will discuss the current state of the Elwha River at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Members of the public are invited to the event featuring short presentations with a panel discussion at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center at 401 E. First St.

Following the discussion a question and answer session is planned.

Up-to-date information about how fish and wildlife have fared after the destruction of the dams, new wildlife moving into the area and what is being done to continue progress on restoring the river will be provided.

For more information, contact the heritage center at 360-417-8545 or [email protected]

Book discussion

PORT ANGELES — “History of Wolves” by Emily Fridlund 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 “History of Wolves” 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 www.nols.org.

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

CLALLAM BAY

Piano concert benefit

CLALLAM BAY — Adam and Lorraine Burdick are slated to perform Musical Theatre at 7 p.m. Saturday for an annual piano concert benefit.

Donations are accepted for the free event at the Sekiu Community Center, 42 Rice St.

The Burick’s performance will include jazz standards, as well as old and new pop tunes.

Proceeds will benefit the West End Youth & Community Club.

For more information, call Kim Bowlby at 360-963-2702.

FORKS

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.

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.

PORT TOWNSEND

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 “Modesty.”

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 time.org.

Admiralty field trip

PORT TOWNSEND — Admiralty Audubon will peruse the trails of Jefferson Land Trust’s Duckabush Oxbow Preserve Saturday.

Those interested are advised to RSVP with the number of carpoolers to trip leader Monica Fletcher at 360-379-3136 or monica [email protected]

Attendees are to meet at the Haines Place Park & Ride, 440 12th St., at 8 a.m. for carpooling down to the preserve.

A stop is planned for the Hood Canal Ranger District Quilcene Station at 295142 U.S. Highway 101, to meet with any south county participants, and for a pit stop.

The group will then drive to Duckabush Road to park at the powerline parking lot, according to a news release.

Event organizers expect to see elk, ducks, dippers, flycatchers and warblers in their last active parenting of the year, according to the release.

Participants are requested to bring rain gear, water, lunches, binoculars, walking sticks and good footwear.

‘Pocket Yacht Palooza’

PORT TOWNSEND — Claimed by event organizers to be the largest gathering of small boats on the West Coast, the seventh annual “Pocket Yacht Palooza” will get underway at 10 a.m. Saturday.

An estimated 75 camp-cruising, daysailers, rowing, paddling craft and small motorboats will be available at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., for the public to see.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact Marty Locken at 360-316-1557 or norse [email protected]

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — The Golden Gems will be the featured musical entertainment at the next Quimper Grange contra dance and social at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $6; children younger than 16 will be admitted free at the grange, 1219 Corona St.

Tinker Cavallero will be the caller.

The event will begin with a half-hour lesson at 7:30 p.m., after which the dance will be held until 11 p.m.

For more information, visit www.quimpergrange.com.

‘Story Stretchers’

PORT TOWNSEND —Elementary school-aged children are invited to the Port Townsend Public Library’s “Story Stretchers” program at 2 p.m. Monday.

Kids can listen and participate in creative activities to expand the theme of books at the library, 1220 Lawrence St.

For more information, call 360-385-3181.

Shakespeare reading

PORT TOWNSEND — The reading group, “Changeling,” will meet from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Charles Pink House, 1256 Lawrence St.

During the meeting, some of William Shakespeare’s plays will be read and discussed.

For more information, call 360-385-3181.

Farmer’s market stories

PORT TOWNSEND — Families with kids of all ages are invited to a storytime session at the Port Townsend Farmer’s Market from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and activities provided by the Port Townsend Public Library will be available at the market at Haines Place Park & Ride, 440 Haines St.

LWV meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County will gather for a quarterly meeting 7 p.m. Thursday.

Members of the public are invited to the meeting at Bishop Victorian Hotel’s basement, 714 Washington St.

For more information, call Sheila Murphy at 360-531-1221.

PORT HADLOCK

Rocks, gems, minerals

PORT HADLOCK — A box of rocks, gems and minerals will be available for youth ages 6 to 11 to sort through at 1:30 p.m. today.

Provided by the Burke Museum, children can discover quartz, agate, tiger eye and amethyst at the Jefferson County Library, 620 W. Cedar St.

Attendees with rock collections of their own are invited to bring them along for show-and-tell.

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

Wire-wrapping talk

PORT HADLOCK — A pendant wire-wrapping workshop has been set at the Jefferson County Library from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Teens ages 11 to 18 are invited to participate in the beginner-level class at the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

All materials are provided.

Those with their own sea glass, crystals or stones can bring them along.

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

Meet the music

PORT HADLOCK — Youth ages 6 to 11 are invited to learn about 20th century musicians during Jefferson County Library’s educational music series at 2 p.m. Monday.

The free program is held at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

On Mondays until Aug. 6, a few artists from a musical style will be explored. Attendees will create art as a response.

This week’s segment will cover country musicians Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and Glen Campbell.

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

Painting class

PORT HADLOCK — Art instructor Sidonie Wilson is set to visit the Jefferson County Library at 2 p.m. Wednesday for a presentation about painting with halite.

Youth ages 6 to 11 can discover the effect halite produces with color and texture at the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

Halite is the mineral used to salt food, according to a news release.

Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Art, music meditation

PORT HADLOCK — Those older than 18 are invited to an art and music meditation session set for 10 a.m. Thursday.

The morning will begin with a meditation period at the Jefferson County Library, 620 W. Cedar Ave., after which attendees can create art while listening to quiet music.

Sign up is required by Tuesday for the event. To register, visit the library’s information desk.

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

Memory cafe

PORT HADLOCK — The East Jefferson County Memory Cafe is set for 2 p.m. Thursday.

The meeting at Ferino’s Pizzeria, 846 Ness Corner, aims to gather people with memory loss, as well as their friends and family to connect and socialize.

It is free and open to the public.

The next meeting is scheduled for Aug. 23.

For more information, contact Patricia Smith at 360-379-4186 or patricia [email protected]

Escape room

PORT HADLOCK — Youth ages 11 to 18 are invited to participate in Jefferson County Library’s “Escape Room: Locked in the Library” puzzle events at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

During the event at the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave., participants must solve clues and find the key to escape a room full of books within an hour.

The event will be complete with locks and mazes.

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

QUILCENE

Rock art

QUILCENE — Art Instructors Catherine and Ezraline Motteler will have a table full of ideas for creating rock art at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

All ages are invited to draw and paint on rocks with the two instructors at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101.

For more information, call the Jefferson County Library at 360-385-6544.

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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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