Bird-watching, plays among activities on Peninsula

Bird watching, plays and art are offered this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.

• “REDD” continues at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Key City Playhouse, 419 Washington St., Port Townsend.

Saturday’s performance features a pre-show talk and reception with playwright Kat Agudo and an artist reception at 6:30 p.m.

Agudo also will speak after the Sunday matinee performance.

Tickets are available at

• Olympic Peninsula Birdfest 2023 continues through Sunday, with events based at the Dungeness River Nature Center, 1943 W. Hendrickson Road.

Many events were sold out by this week. For updates or to register, see

For more information, call 360-681-4076 or email

• BirdFest-BirdQuest Game, sponsored by Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, is set to run through April 30.

Participants are challenged to find and match 15 or more of the 20 bird sculptures from Carmen Maxwell’s Sequim High School ceramic class, to the business where they are hidden, and then vote for their favorite student art piece.

Completed game cards are due by noon April 30 in boxes located at each participating business, or at the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1192 E. Washington St. Winners need not be present for the Grand Prize Drawing, nor the three People’s Choice Awards.

For more information, call 360-683-6197 or email to

• First Friday Art Walk Sequim is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight.

The gallery walk is a free, self-guided tour of art venues in Sequim from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first Friday of every month.

This month’s color theme is pink. A map is at Sequim

• Book launch for “Halfway to You,” a novel by Nicole J. Persun writing as Jennifer Gold, is set from 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Imprint Bookstore, 820 Water St., Port Townsend.

• Buzz Rogowski will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. No cover charge.

• Chuck Easton will perform from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Sapor Bistro, 117B E. First St., Port Angeles. Seating is limited, reservations are recommended. Call 360-417-6929.

• Jack Dwyer will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday in Spirits Bar and Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. No cover charge.

Square dance called by Bex Winneck will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight in conjunction with Sequim’s First Friday Artwalk.

The dance will be in the Upper Room Hall, 138 W. Washington St., Sequim.

Music will be provided by Flat Bridge, featuring Matt Sircely and Chris Miller.

The suggested donation is $10.

Second Saturday Garden Walks will resume at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The monthly walks are in the Fifth Street Community Garden, 328 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles.

The walks, led by Clallam County master gardeners, will continue through Saturday, Sept. 9.

Participants will learn what needs to be done in the vegetable garden, learn what problems are likely to appear that month, learn what control measures exist for common pests and diseases and get timely gardening advice.

For more information, call the Washington State University Extension at 360-565-2679 or visit

• Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association will host a jam session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The jam session is at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 Fifth Ave.

The final hour of the jam session is dedicated to a performance of old time music.

Performers with other acoustic instruments, such as guitars, bases, mandolins, autoharps, ukuleles, dulcimers and percussion instruments are welcome to attend.

The jam session is free, although donations to support the district’s scholarship program are welcome.

• Ask a Master Gardener plant clinic will be presented by the Jefferson County Master Gardeners from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The free clinic is in the Humphrey Room at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

The library hosts a plant clinic on the second Saturday of each month through Oct. 14.

Master gardeners will be available to answer questions on selecting the right plants for the environment, composting, insect infestations and unknown pathogens damaging plants.

Attendees may bring a sample of an afflicted plant or bring plant or insect specimens for identification.

Samples of plant problems should include both the healthy and affected tissue; the cut end of the stem should be wrapped with a moist paper towel and the cut plants should be kept in a cool and dark location to prevent wilting.

For plant identification, include photos or samples of the leaves, branches and stems of the plant; a portion of the fruiting or flowering structure; and a representative portion of the stem or bark.

Identification is more likely when more structures of the plant can be examined.

For insect identification, bring an intact specimen in a small container soon after capture; keep it stored in a cool, dark place.

For more information, email Bridget Gregg at

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