Astronomy, dances and legal clinic featured on the Peninsula this weekend

Events across the North Olympic Peninsula.

An astronomy demonstration, square dances and a legal clinic are among the weekend’s activities offered on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more about Port Angeles’ 2nd Weekend Art Event, Sequim’s Art Walk and information about other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly magazine included with today’s PDN.

Information also is available in the interactive calendar at www.


NRA banquet

PORT ANGELES — The Northwest Peninsula Friends of the NRA will have an annual banquet and auction in the Red Lion Hotel’s banquet room at 5 p.m. today.

Games, raffles, a silent auction and a live auction of firearms and other collectible items are planned at the event at the hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St.

Dinner tickets are $40 per person and are available online at or at the door.

Proceeds will go toward The NRA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

For more information, phone 360-775-1994 or email


Public Power Week

CARLSBORG — The Clallam County Public Utility District will wrap up Public Power Week at the Carlsborg main office from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Commissioners will grill hot dogs for the whole family at the office, 104 Hooker Road.

A bucket truck, safety demonstrations, displays and activities, and a photo op for children with a lineman cutout are planned.


Astronomy session

SEQUIM — Port Angeles High School science teacher John Gallagher will lead a 30-minute “Introduction to the Night Sky” session from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The session includes a visit to a mobile planetarium at the cafeteria at Sequim Middle School, 301 W. Hendrickson Road.

Attendees are encouraged to register for a session in advance, but drop-ins are welcome at this free, all-ages event.

To register, visit the Sequim Library events calendar at, call the library at 360-683-1161 or email

Shred fundraiser

SEQUIM — First Federal in Sequim will host a shredding event and food drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The event will be at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Area residents are invited to bring items to shred along with donations for the Sequim Food Bank.

Balance workshop

SEQUIM — The Sequim Gym will host a free talk, “Easy Steps to Improving Balance and Stability,” at 1:30 p.m. today.

The talk at 160 E. Bell St. will address why people tend to lose their balance and stability as they age and introduce key factors in improving those critical aspects of their lives.

Reservations are strongly recommended; email or phone 360-681-2555.

For more information, visit

Discussion group

SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet at the Sequim Library from 10 a.m. to noon today.

The topic is “Putin’s Russia: Down But Not Out.”

New members are welcome to the group at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information and a schedule of future meetings, go to

Library book sale

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

Proceeds from the sale benefit children’s and adult programming at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The collection of books for sale include topics on orchid growing and Northwest gardening. There also are books on watercolor instruction and quilt-making.

Singing bowls

SEQUIM — The public is invited to experience the sound of quartz crystal singing bowls from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. today.

The demonstration will be at Shipley Center at 921 Hammond St.

Admission is $4 for nonmembers and $3 for Shipley Center members.

For information, go to or call Pat Coughlin Mawson at 972-345-2671.

Elks bingo

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge will host bingo games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission will be free at the lodge at 143 Port Williams Road.

Minimum buy-in for the game is $10, and the Elks will offer popular bingo games, including progressive. Players must be 18 or older.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.

All proceeds will go to the Elks scholarship program, charities supported by the Elks and lodge operating costs.

Scout open house

SEQUIM — The Girl Scouts will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

There are no fees to attend the open house at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

For information, call Liz Brown at 800-541-9852 or go to

Sunday dance

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Club will host a Sunday Dance from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $8 for the dance at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Round Trip will play rock ’n’ roll, country and oldies music.


Book and media sale

PORT TOWNSEND — The Friends of the Port Townsend Library will host a book and media sale at the Port Townsend Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

A wide variety of hardback and paperback fiction and nonfiction, including books on gardens, travel, history and antiques, will be offered at the center, 620 Tyler St.

Friends members will be admitted at 8 a.m.

For more information, go to

Legal clinic

PORT TOWNSEND — Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers will present the quarterly Jefferson County Free Legal Clinic event at the Port Townsend Community Center from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

This event is a free drop-in legal advice clinic for members of the public at the center, 620 Tyler St.

This clinic allows local people to address their legal issues in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers.

It is intended to help those who are otherwise unable to financially access an attorney but is open to all those who wish to attend.

Attorney volunteers will be available to answer legal questions, to direct people to local services that might be able to assist them and to explain the legal process to them.

Volunteers will answer questions regarding family law, tenant/landlord, public assistance, estate, bankruptcy, employment and creditor issues.

It is anticipated demand for this clinic will be high, so it is recommended that attendees arrive on time to ensure being seen by an attorney.

For questions, contact Executive Director Shauna Rogers at 360-504-2422 or email

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.

For more information, go to

Discounted swim

PORT TOWNSEND — Mountain View Pool will offer a discounted open swim from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

Everyone is invited to swim for $2 at the pool, 1919 Blaine St.

The whole pool will be dedicated to play. Noodles, rings and other floating toys will be available.

No lap lanes will be offered. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.

For more information, phone 360-385-7665, email or visit

Free swim

PORT TOWNSEND — Mountain View Pool will offer a free afternoon swim Sunday.

From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., adults can swim laps, water walk or work out in the deep end of the pool at 1919 Blaine St.

From 2:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., all ages are welcome for a family recreation swim. Adults must accompany children younger than age 8 in the water.

Story hour

PORT TOWNSEND — Better Living Through Coffee will host a night of sacred storytelling, music, spoken word and fairy tales from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

The whole family is welcome to the event at 100 Tyler St.

People with stories to tell are welcome to participate in an open mic segment.

Grange dance, social

PORT TOWNSEND — PT Community Dance will hold a square dance at the Quimper Grange from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Entry will be $6 for adults. Children younger than 16 will be admitted free at the grange hall at 1219 Corona St.

Charmaine Slaven of Dare to be Square from Seattle will play and call the dances.

For more information, email or go to pt

Manresa dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Keith Croover and Judy Rudolph will host the Second Sunday Manresa Dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

The cover will be $7 for entry to the dance at Manresa Castle at 651 Cleveland St.

This month’s dance lesson will be bachata, starting promptly at 7 p.m. with basic footwork and advancing to variations.

The dance at 8 p.m. will be a Latin mix of salsa, rumba, samba, merengue, bachata and tango.

The dance floor is at the hotel entrance of the building, farthest from the hospital.

For information, contact Judy Rudolph at 360-385-3266 or jr@olympus@net.


Friday tour

PORT HADLOCK — The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding will hold a First Friday Tour of its facilities and campus from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Attendees are welcome to attend the free tour to see the craftsmanship, growth and changes happening at the school at 42 N. Water St.

No reservation is necessary.

4-H open meeting

PORT HADLOCK — Jefferson County’s Paws-N-Claws 4-H Club will welcome new and returning members at its first meeting at the county library at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Parents or guardians are encouraged to attend, but not cats, at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

For more information, phone Laurie Hampton at 360-437-2388 or email

For information about other Jefferson County 4-H clubs, contact Tanya Barnett at 360-379-5610, ext. 208, or


Movie, potluck

QUILCENE — The Quilcene Community Center will host a Ninth Night Movie and Potluck on Sunday.

The potluck will start at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will roll at 6:45 p.m. at the community center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101.


Marathon bingo

FORKS — The Forks Elks Club will host marathon bingo from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Games will be 25 cents each at the club, located at 941 Merchants Road.

Food will be available for purchase.

Children will be welcome with supervision.

All proceeds will benefit the Forks Elks Club.

For information, call Susie Brandelius at 360-780-2000.


Lions breakfast

JOYCE — The Crescent Bay Lions Club on state Highway 112 and Holly Hill Road will serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.

The menu includes eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham, bacon or sausage and coffee or tea.

Proceeds will support Crescent High School yearbooks, scholarships for seniors, holiday food baskets, glasses for the needy and other community projects.

Grange flea market

JOYCE — The Crescent Grange will host a fall flea market sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday.

Anyone interested in making baked goods for the bake table should bring them either day to the grange hall at 5820 state Highway 112.

For more information or to rent a table, phone Ray DiVacy at 360-928-2056.

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