Annual spelling bee, Community Read program, presentation on Ireland scheduled Friday

Annual spelling bee, a Community Read program and a presentation on Ireland are among Friday’s activities on the Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at


Yoga storytime

FORKS — The North Olympic Library System will host Yoga Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

The program will be presented at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

Yoga storytimes include stories, songs, breathing exercises and yoga poses; no yoga experience is necessary.

The free early literacy program is designed for preschoolers and their caregivers.

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

‘Geology Rocks!’

FORKS — Garret Romaine will present “Geology Rocks!” at 6 p.m. Friday.

The presentation will be at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

Romaine is the executive director of the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals in Hillsboro, Ore., and the author of “Geology Lab for Kids” and “Modern Rockhounding & Prospecting Handbook.”

Romaine will discuss the rocks, gems and geology of Clallam County and the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Spelling bee

PORT ANGELES — Soroptimist International of Port Angeles Jet Set will sponsor its annual spelling bee at 9 a.m. Friday.

The spelling bee for all schools, grades 4-8 will be conducted in the Vern Burton Center, 308 E. Fourth St.

A bee Trophy will be awarded to the winner in each grade, the Friends of the Library will present gift bags to the winners as well.

Parents, friends, relatives and the general public are invited to attend the free event.

For more information, call Judy Hoffman at 360-457-8379.

Soroptimist luncheon

PORT ANGELES — Steve Methner, president of the Dream Playground Foundation, will address a luncheon meeting of Soroptimist International of Port Angeles at noon Friday.

The public is invited to attend the luncheon to be held at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 S. Del Guzzi Drive.

Methner will discuss progress on the Race Street playground.

Lunch is available for purchase; a minimum charge of $4 will be charged for beverages and the venue.

Masonic bingo

PORT ANGELES — Mason’s Lodge 69 will host bingo from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

The lodge is at 622 S. Lincoln St. Proceeds benefit Lodge programs.

For more information, visit


Dance concert

SEQUIM — Sequim Elks will host a dance and concert from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The dance will be at the Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Music will be performed by the OrcaStraitors playing a variety of dance genres.

Admission is $10 per person, $8 for Elks members.

For more information, call Lance Staub at 360-460-9608 or email [email protected].

Album release

SEQUIM — FarmStrong will celebrate the release of its fourth album, “FarmStrong 4,” with a concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

The concert will be at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Tickets are $15 per person, $20 at the door, and can be purchased at

The acoustic quartet, composed of local musicians Jim Faddis, Cort Armstrong, Rick Meade and John Pyles, has been performing bluegrass and traditional country music for seven years.

For more information, visit the band’s website at


Trivia on tap

CHIMACUM — Jefferson County Library will host a trivia night from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

The competition will be at Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road.

This month’s featured titles are the book “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren and the 2017 film “Hidden Figures.”

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

Attendees must be 21 years or older.


Time slips

PORT HADLOCK — The East Jefferson Memory Cafe will co-sponsor Time Slips from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

The creative storytelling session is in the Humphrey Room at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

The program is designed for people with cognitive impairment and their care partners.

Space is limited so interested participants should register at

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


Work party

PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Chapter of the Native Plant Society will host a work party from 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

The chapter will work in the Kah Tai Prairie Preserve. Volunteers should meet near the prairie sign in the parking lot at the Port Townsend Golf Course, 1948 Blaine St.

Volunteers will repair the perimeter fence and remove non-native grasses and shrubs to enhance growth of native prairie species.

For more information, email [email protected].

Conversation cafe

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

The group meets at Alchemy Restaurant, 842 Washington St.

This week’s topic is “Culture wars.”

‘True Grit’

PORT TOWNSEND — The 2020 Community Read program will host a free screening of “True Grit” at 6 p.m. Friday.

The film will be shown at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

The 2010 Coen Brothers film, a remake of the 1969 John Wayne film, is based on Charles Portis’ 1968 novel.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-3181 or visit www.ptpublic

Winter Wanderlust series

PORT TOWNSEND — Ron Strange will present “Ireland: Wherever green in worn …” at 7 p.m. Friday.

The lecture will finish the 2020 Winter Wanderlust series presented at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

Strange will discuss his travels over 1,200 miles on the island of Ireland.

For more information, visit


PORT TOWNSEND — Dana Cooper will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The concert will be at Rainshadow Recording, Building 315 at Fort Worden.

Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online at

For more information, call Everett Moran at 360-301-0291 or email [email protected].

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