Birds, origami, sasquatch, dancing coming up this weekend

More Peninsula events also on PDN interactive calendar

A wildlife lecture on alcids, an origami workshop and lots of dancing are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at


‘Wind in the Willows’

PORT ANGELES — The East Park Avenue Players will present “The Wind in the Willows” at 6:30 p.m. tonight and at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Admission will be by donation at the door; the show is free of charge. It will be at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave. Concessions and baked pastries will be for sale.

The East Park Avenue Players is an ensemble performance group created from Port Angeles High School’s advanced acting class taught by Kelly Lovall, who directed the play.

The play was adapted by Joseph Baldwin from a British children’s book written in 1908 by Kenneth Grahame.

Guided meditation

PORT ANGELES— Virtual reality guided meditation sessions are set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The 30-minute sessions are at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Since virtual reality (VR) has potential safety concerns, participants must be 13 years or older.

Adult participants must sign a release waiver, and each participant between 13 and 17 must have a parent sign a release waiver.

Waiver forms are available to pick up in advance at the library or at

For more information, visit or email to [email protected].

Dancing program

PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway will host a dancing program from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The program is held at Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St.

The program includes Scandinavian, swing, ballroom and folk dancing, a lesson will be held at 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited, no partner is needed, families and all ages welcome.

Suggested donation is $3. Refreshments will follow the dancing.

For more information, call 360-457-7035 or 360-452-6334.


Focus On series

SEQUIM — The Dungeness River Audubon Center will present “Focus On Alcids” at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The wildlife lecture is part of the Focus On series held in the center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Alcids are a family of pelagic birds that includes puffins, murres, auklets, guillemots and murrelets.

The lecture costs $10 per person, $5 for members.

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

Art workshop

SEQUIM — Deborah Lyles will teach how to do origami at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The workshop is part of the Kids Create Art series at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The Sequim-based artist will help participants learn to transform ordinary paper into fortune tellers, boats, animal faces and hopping frogs using the ancient Japanese art of origami paper folding.

All materials will be provided for this free workshop for youths ages 7 to 12 years.

Due to limited space, registration is required at

Thrift shop open

SEQUIM — The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild will open its thrift shop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The shop is at 204 W. Bell St.

This week the shop will feature high-end women’s fashions in larger sizes, kitchen appliances, two sets of dishes, coats and jackets.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

VFW dance

SEQUIM — There is a public dance from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The free dance is at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St.

Jerry’s Western Swing will perform classic country hits from the 50s and 60s.

Sunday breakfast

SEQUIM — The Veterans of Foreign Wars serve breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday.

The meal is served at Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St.

The meal costs $6 per person and is open to the public.

The menu includes French toast, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee.

For more information, visit

Elks bingo

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

Games will be at the Sequim Elks lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Admission is free with a minimum buy-in of $10.

Players must be 18 years or older.

Proceeds will go to Elks scholarship programs, other charities and lodge operating expenses.

For more information, call Crystal Parker at 360-683-3034.

Dinner and dance

SEQUIM — The Buck Ellard Band will perform “Playing The Songs You Forgot You Remembered” from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

The dinner and dance will be at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

Admission is $10 per person and includes dinner.

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


Volunteer orientation

QUILCENE — Center Valley Animal Rescue will host a volunteer orientation meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be at the rescue which is located 11900 Center Road.

The rescue operates a no-kill animal shelter that cares for an average of 150 animals per day.

The organization has a variety of volunteer positions available.

For more information, call the shelter at 360-765-0598 or email [email protected]


Genealogy lecture

CHIMACUM — Bob Miller will present “The Impact of the Maritime World on the Development of Colonial America” from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The lecture will be presented at a meeting of the Jefferson County Genealogy Society at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Miller, a retired Coast Guardsman, has taught American History to high school students and Maritime History at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat School.

For more information, call Linda Broatch at 360-774-3767 or email [email protected]

‘Jack and the Beanstalk’

CHIMACUM — The Chimacum Drama Club will present “Jack and the Beanstalk” at 7 tonight and Saturday and at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The play will be performed in the auditorium at Chimacum High School, 91 West Valley Road.

Tickets are $10 per person, senior citizens and students with an ASB card are $5, and children 10 and younger are admitted free.


Benefit concert

PORT TOWNSEND — “The Love: Benefit Concert for Port Townsend’s Homeless Shelter” is set for 6 to 9 tonight.

The concert will be performed at New Life Church, 1636 Hastings Ave.

Performers include Anne O and Her Band, Buck Ellard, Gilbert & McHagar, Happenstance, Mike and Val James, the Retrofiers, Soul Posse and the Water Street Boys.

Donations of non-perishable foods, warm gloves or money are appreciated.

For more information, call Sim Scarantino at 360-302-0087 or email [email protected].

AAUW to meet

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Branch of the American Association of University Women will begin its observance of the centennial celebration of the suffrage movement from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

The branch meets at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.

The program, “The Vote for Women : Setting the Stage,” features readings of historical descriptions of the roots of the Suffrage movement by selected members and guests.

For more information on this free meeting, visit

Garden lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Christine McCall will present “Successful Residential Gardens — Even in Deer Country” from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday.

The program is the first in the Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation’s 2020 Yard and Garden lecture series presented at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

Tickets for the series cost $55, single lecture tickets are $12 each if space is available.

Tickets can be purchased at the Port Townsend Garden Center, 406 Benedict St.; Shold’s Nursery, 1615 W. Sims Way; by calling 360-301-2081; or online at

For more information, visit

Ukulele rendezvous

PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will host a rendezvous from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be in Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St.

The Uke Lab will begin at 11:30 a.m.; free classes for all skill levels will start at 1 p.m.

Loaner ukuleles will be available.

For more information, call 360-390-4919.

UFO meetup

PORT TOWNSEND — Ron Morehead will discuss the Bigfoot/UFO phenomenon at a meeting of Olympic UFO Meetup from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting House, 1841 Sheridan Ave.

The monthly meetings are free and open to the public. There will be a social gathering at another location after the presentation.

For more information, visit

Geology lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Jeffrey Tepper will present “From the Accretion of the Olympics to the Birth of the Cascades: The Eocene Transformation of Washington Geology ” at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The lecture will be presented in the auditorium at Port Townsend High School, 1500 Van Ness St.

Tepper will discuss how Port Townsend lies between two mountain belts with very different origins, the oceanic Olympic Mountains to the west and the continental Cascade Range to the east.

The lecture is free, but a $5 donation to defray expenses will be appreciated.

For more information, call Michael Machette at 360-531-2441, email [email protected] or visit

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Dave Thielk will call for a contra dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The dance will be at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.

Admission is $6 per person, children 16 and younger are admitted free.

Music will be provided by The Luddite Ramblers.

The evening begins with a dance lesson, free with admission, at 7:30 p.m.

Song circle

PORT TOWNSEND — A traditional song circle and jam session is planned from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Admission to the circle, at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., will be $3 to $5 per person.

Attendees who wish to share a song should bring 10 copies to pass around.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit

Story swap

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Storytelling Guild will host a story swap at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The free storytelling session will be in the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

This month’s focus is sensory imagery, followed by a short story swap.

For more information, call Perry Spring at 360-316-9600 or email [email protected].

Folk dance jam

PORT TOWNSEND — A folk dance music jam is planned from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Quimper Grange.

Admission to the grange hall at 1219 Corona St. is $3 to $5 per person.

The session will focus on folk dance music from Scandinavia, Bulgaria and France.

Sheet music is available by email in advance.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit

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