Brazilian concert, ‘plow-in’ among upcoming week’s offerings

A Brazilian violin concert, a “plow-in,” a trail-sharing event and several square dances are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at


Brats and Brews

PORT TOWNSEND — The Kiwanis Club of Port Townsend will hold its annual Brats and Brews event from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

For $10, attendees can partake in brats, hot dogs, veggie dogs, beans, coleslaw, onions, sauerkraut, coffee, water and soft drinks at the American Legion, 209 Monroe St.

Two kinds of beer and wine will be available for $5.

Tickets will be available at the door.

For more information, contact Dave Crozier at 360-531-0557 or david_


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 this week is “Irony.”

For more information, go to

Harmonica meet

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Harmonica Union will meet for the last time until September from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The event will feature workshops for players from beginning to advanced levels at the Friends Meeting House, 1841 Sheridan St.

The classes will focus on jamming and discussions about harmonicas as well as playing.

UFO meetup

PORT TOWNSEND — Olympic UFO Meet Up will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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

A guest speaker will present a program titled “Fairies: Encounters with the Otherworld.”

Attendees will be invited to continue their discussions at another location following the meeting.

Space will be available for people to meet in private.

For more information, call 360-344-2991 or email

Refugee kids benefit

PORT TOWNSEND — The Social Justice Committee of Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host a concert to benefit Syrian refugee children at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The musical performer will be Susan Galbraith.

Desserts will be by Sidonie Maroon.

Tickets are $20 for the Songs for Refugee Children concert at QUUF, 2333 San Juan Ave.

Net proceeds will go to Small Projects Istanbul for the Benefit of Syrian Refugee Children’s Education.

For information, call 503-459-6283 or email

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Grange will host its contra dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $6 for adults and free to children younger than 16 at the grange, 1219 Corona St.

Music will be by Countercurrents; Michael Karcher will do the calling.

Storytelling swap

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Story Guild will hold a storytelling gathering from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

The event will feature a story swap by up to seven tellers, as well as activities and a discussion about storytelling, at the Port Townsend Library’s LLC building, 1220 Lawrence St.

Each teller has five minutes to tell a story and has the option of having attendees “feed the story” or “feed the teller,” allowing the audience and teller to hear creative criticism.

Attendees can sign up to tell when they arrive, and availability is on a first-come basis.

For information, email, phone 360-316-9600 or visit

Holly Near in concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Singer-songwriter Holly Near will perform in concert with pianist Jan Martinelli at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Tickets are $25 for admission at the concert, 2333 San Juan Ave.

There will be one 90-minute set, after which for-sale CDs will be available to sign.

For information call 360-531-3502 or email

Energy Lunch

PORT TOWNSEND — David Van Holde will speak about incorporating sun, wind and water renewal energy into the Jefferson County comprehensive plan when he speaks at the Jefferson County Energy Lunch Program at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Jefferson County Energy Lunch Program is an activity of the Jefferson County Energy LLC at the Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington St.

Van Holde is a senior energy systems engineer and member of the WSU Energy Program team in Olympia.

He will suggest ways that new public and private energy opportunities and strategies for local energy development can be considered by residents, businesses and public agency decision-makers and vetted through a public process in the county, in the public power utility, in Port Townsend and in the Port of Port Townsend.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own brown bag lunch.

For information, email

Authors to read

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Reading series will feature two authors’ presentations at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Claudia Castro Luna and Samar Abulhassan will read at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.

A donation of $5 is suggested.

All proceeds will support the Northwind Arts Center.

Luna writes poetry and nonfiction and is also Seattle’s first Civic Poet (2015-17) and author of the chapbook “This City.”

She has a master’s in urban planning, a teaching certificate and a master’s in poetry.

Abulhassan is a teaching artist and poet living in Seattle.

She has worked for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers in the schools program since 2008.

For more information, call Bill Mawhinney at 360-302-1159.

Brazilian Violin Trio

PORT TOWNSEND — The Brazilian Violin Trio will perform at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting House at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Tickets are $15 and doors will open at 7:15 p.m. at the meeting house, 1841 Sheridan St.

The concert is wheelchair-accessible.

For information, call 360-379-1111 or email

Candlelight concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Singers in the Rain, a men’s choral group, will be featured in their seventh return engagement at 7 p.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Admission will be by a suggested $10 donation at the door, 609 Taylor St. Children will be admitted free.

Refreshments will be served following the performance.

For information, call 360-774-1644 or email


Contra/square dance

CHIMACUM — The Chim Chums will perform and Tinker and Dave will do the calling at a contra/square dance at the Chimacum Grange at 7:30 tonight.

All ages are welcome to the dance for $5 per person at the grange, 9572 Rhody Drive.

For information, email

Genealogy speaker

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Genealogical Society will present Janet Camarata on “Making Sense of the Supplemental Censuses” from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

This event is free and open to the public, although donations will be accepted, at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Camarata will acquaint attendees with census collections including agriculture, manufacturing, slave schedules, veterans and social statistics, as well as where to find them.

For more information, go to

Driver safety class

CHIMACUM — An AARP driver safety class will be offered at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 26.

The two-day class is designed to refresh driving skills and inform attendees of revised laws.

The cost for the class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers.

Participants who are 50 or older can qualify for a discount.

The class is limited to 20 participants.

To register, phone 360-732-4822 or volunteer class instructor Barry Birch at 360-379-0122.


Concerts in the Woods

COYLE — Ambient folk artist Brenda Xu will perform at Concerts in the Woods at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Admission will be by donation to the concert at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center at 923 Hazel Point Road.

Complimentary cookies and coffee will be served at intermission.

For information about Xu, go to

For information on the concert series, see or contact Johnson at 360-765-3449 or


Music on the Patio

BRINNON — Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort will present Music on the Patio with performer Norman Baker at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Music nights are for individuals 21 and older at the resort, 308913 U.S. Highway 101.


Plow-in set Saturday

SEQUIM — An old-fashioned “plow-in” is on tap at the Pumpkin Patch at U.S. Highway 101 and Kitchen-Dick Road on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.

Plow master Dana Davis and Sequim Museum Executive Director Judy Reandeau Stipe invite the community to see local farmers plow the big field out back for Theresa Lasilla to plant the corn for the maze and the Halloween pumpkins.

There is no charge for the event, which includes vintage farm machinery and hayrides.

The Sequim High School Future Farmers of America will offer lunch for a fee.

Market dance party

SEQUIM — The Sequim Farmers Market will host a free dance party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during its grand opening Saturday.

The market will be held at the Sequim Civic Center, 154 W. Cedar St., where Joy in Mudville will perform Americana music for the dance party.

For information, visit

Gardening talk

SEQUIM — The public is invited to Nash’s Farm Store for a free gardening speaker event at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Pam Larsen, co-founder of the Community Organic Gardens of Sequim, will present “To Spray or Not to Spray” at the store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way.

Larsen will discuss some of the considerations in regard to deciding when to spray for pests and when not to.

She co-founded the gardens in 2007 and as been teaching organic gardening classes since.

Open house

SEQUIM — The Dungeness River Audubon Center will host an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Those interested can discover summer camps, volunteer opportunities and upcoming events at the center, 2151 W. Hendricks Road.

Also available will be kids activities and park tours.

For more information, phone 360-681-4076 or email rceducation@

Thrift shop

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

Many new and gently used items await purchase at the shop, 204 W. Bell St.

Featured will be furniture with accessories, dishware and kitchenware, jewelry and designer handbags as well as spring fashions.

All white tags will be marked at half-price.

New consignors and volunteers are always needed.

For information, phone 360-683-7044.

Accordion social

SEQUIM — An accordion social is planned at Shipley Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission to the social at the center, 921 E. Hammond St., is a $2 to $3 suggested donation.

The featured player is John Giuliani of Renton.

Players of all levels are encouraged to bring their accordions and play one to three pieces.

Film screening

SEQUIM — The public is invited to attend the Sequim Library’s free “Documentary Nights!” film screening at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The film, titled “Driving with Selvi,” will be shown at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The film is about South India’s first female taxi driver and her life transformations.

For more information, phone 360-683-1161 or visit

Book discussion

SEQUIM — The public is invited to attend a book discussion at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

“Orphan Train” by Baker Cline will be the focus of the discussion.

According to a news release, “These trains carried children to adoptive families for 75 years, from the mid-19th century to the start of the Great Depression. … Kline illuminates a largely hidden chapter of American history while portraying the coming-of-age of two resilient young women.”

Copies of “Orphan Train” are available in formats including regular print, audiobook on CD, Spanish language book, large print, and downloadable e-book.

They can be requested online by visiting the library catalog at

For more information, phone 360-683-1161 or email

Free dinner

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

The menu will include meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, carrot salad, dessert and beverages at the church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

Reservations are required and can be made by phoning the church at 360-683-5367 — between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. — on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner.

Additionally, reservations can be placed by emailing

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


Share the trail

PORT ANGELES — The Back Country Horsemen of Washington Mount Olympus Chapter and Olympic National Park are sponsoring a free Share the Trail event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Hikers, runners, bicycle riders, horse and mule riders and packers, and llama packers can meet at the Upper Elwha Community Club, 90 Old State Road.

The event will include informational booths set up by the national park, Department of Natural Resources, Olympic Discovery Trail, Clallam Conservation District, Sound Bikes & Kayaks and Olympak Llamas.

Hands-on mule, horse and llama packing demonstrations as well as presentations and information on Leave No Trace ethics will also be available.

Hots dogs, chili and beverages will be served by the chapter for $2.

For more information, phone Meghan Adamire at 360-460-0882.

BASH dinner, auction

PORT ANGELES — The annual BASH (Building a Scholastic Heritage) dinner and auction will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Queen of Angels School’s McDonnell Hall.

Tickets are $30 per person for the school benefit at 209 W. 11th St.

This year’s theme is “A Night on the Town.”

For information, call 360-457-6903.

Endangered Species

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Library — with Olympic National Park — will present an entertainment program titled “Endangered Species Day Storytime” for youths at 10:30 a.m. today.

The program will feature a puppet show, stories, songs and crafts focusing on biodiversity for children ages 3 to 5 at the park’s visitor center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road.

The program is in conjunction with Endangered Species Day.

Event organizers advise those interested to come early due to limited seating space.

For more information, phone 360-417-8500, ext. 7705; email; or visit

Pro bono lawyers

PORT ANGELES — Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers will present “Law at the Landing” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave.

Volunteer attorneys will assist clients in addressing their legal issues in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers.

The service is meant for clients who are financially unable to otherwise access an attorney but open to all who need legal advice.

It is anticipated demand for this clinic will be high, so those interested are encouraged to arrive on time.

For more information and to register, contact Shauna Rogers McClain at 360-504-2422 or probono

Vendor meeting

PORT ANGELES — The farmers market will hold its annual vendor meeting and community potluck Sunday at the Camp Fire clubhouse, 619 E. Fourth St.

The potluck will commence at 4 p.m., followed by the meeting at 4:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

Nash’s Organic Produce will have pork available for burgers. Those interested in participating in the potluck are asked to bring their own dish or dessert.

A prize drawing will be held during the potluck.

After the potluck, the market’s board members will discuss finances, goals and plans for the coming season.

For information, phone Cynthia Warne at 360-460-0361.

Grand opening

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College will celebrate the grand opening of its new Allied Health & Early Childhood Education Building at 2 p.m. Monday.

The public is invited to join students and the college’s board of trustees for a brief ceremony in the new building, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Following the opening, light refreshments will be available in addition to an opportunity to view the facility.

For information, contact Kelly Griffith at or 360-417-6201.

Support group

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center will host a cancer support group class from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

The class, titled “Skin and Hair Care During Cancer Treatment,” will be at Studio 121, 1222 E. Front St.

For information, phone Elizabeth Thomas, patient navigator assistant at 360-582-5697.

Restaurant fundraiser

PORT ANGELES — Sergio’s Hacienda will hold a fundraiser for the Port Angeles Senior Grad Night event from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

A portion of the funds generated from the dinner at the restaurant, 205 E. Eighth St. B, will benefit the seniors’ grad night.

For information, phone 360-452-8434.

Diabetes talk

PORT ANGELES — Andrew Noble, DDS of Laurel Clinic, will discuss “Diabetes and Your Mouth” during a diabetes support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting, hosted by Olympic Medical Center, will be in the private dining room at Seasons Cafe at the hospital, 939 Caroline St.

This group meets monthly to focus on diabetes education and health maintenance in a casual environment.

Support group meetings are free and open to the public.

Call 360-417-7125 for more information.

Taco Tuesday, auction

PORT ANGELES — Taco Tuesday and a silent auction will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Fairview Grange.

For $8 attendees can partake in all-you-can-eat tacos and ice cream at the grange, 161 Lake Farm Road.

Admission is free for children 12 and younger.

Items for the auction are welcome.

Proceeds will benefit the grange’s scholarship and building fund.

For more information, phone 360-461-9008.


Coalition meeting

JOYCE — The public is invited to attend the Crescent United Community Coalition meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Joyce Bible Church.

Craig Ritchie, a pharmacist and attorney, will present “Why the Federal Government Will Not Legalize Marijuana” during the meeting at the church, 50470 state Highway 112.

According to a news release: “Marijuana is legal for adults, but there is new research showing harmful effects to children.”

For more information, phone the coalition at 360-928-3311, ext. 1007.


Music after hours

CLALLAM BAY — The chamber jazz duo PoetryMusic will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Clallam Bay Library.

The musical duo will perform poetry set to music though projected images and slideshows at the library, 16990 state Highway 112.

The duo is composed of Port Angeles residents Colleen O’Brien and Chris Lee. They have performed for more than 30 years.

For more information, phone 360-963-2414, email or visit and select “Events.”


Coding and robotics

FORKS — A youth workshop about computer numeric control will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at the Forks Library.

Attendees ages 10 to 17 can learn about coding and robotics by learning how to use an EggBot at the library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

According to a news release, “the EggBot is a compact, easy-to-use open-source art robot that can draw on spherical or egg-shaped objects.”

For more information, phone 360-374-6402, email or visit

Truck, RV show

FORKS — Wilder Auto will hold a truck and RV show at Forks Outfitters from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Wilder will have a wide variety of new recreational vehicles and trucks on display in the parking lot at 950 S. Forks Ave.

Forks Outfitters gift cards will be given out with every test-drive.

For information, call 800-927-9395 or 360-452-3888.

Plant sale

FORKS — The Bogachiel Garden Club will hold a plant sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Forks High School auto shop.

A variety of plants will be on sale at the school, 261 Spartan Ave.

Preparedness project

FORKS — Forks High School senior Emma Mendenhall will host a free emergency preparedness open house as her senior project from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Forks Elks Lodge.

Community members are invited to the open house at the lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

Free dinner

FORKS — American Legion Post 106 will offer a free dinner for veterans from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The meal will be served outdoors at the post at Division Street and Maple Avenue.

Anthropology talk

FORKS — Author Jay Powell will share his 50 years of anthropological work among the Quileute Tribe of La Push at a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Forks campus of Peninsula College.

The presentation will be free at the college, 481 S. Forks Ave.

Powell, known as Kwashkwash (Quileute for “bluejay”), came to the Northwest coast as a young graduate student 50 years ago.

Today, he is an author with degrees in archaeology and anthropological linguistics.

For information, email Deborah Scannell at

Film screening

FORKS — Peninsula College’s Magic of Cinema will feature “Healing the Warrior’s Heart” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Forks branch at 481 S. Forks Ave.

The documentary examines post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through the lens of Native American tradition and ceremony.

For more information, contact Deborah Scannell at 360-374-3223 or


Marine meeting set

NEAH BAY — The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary will hold its Sanctuary Advisory Council meeting from 9:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today.

The public is invited to attend the free meeting at Makah Marina, 1321 Bayview Ave.

In the morning, the marine sanctuary will share updates on plans for fiscal year 2017, research and monitoring vessel replacement, as well as progress on the Olympic Coast ocean acidification sentinel site.

Public comment periods will be held at 12:20 p.m. and 2:50 p.m.

A summary of the national advisory council chairs webinar will be presented, as well as an update on the Olympic Coast chapter of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and plans for developing a Port Angeles waterfront marine discovery center.

In the afternoon, presentations include a historical overview of the treaty tribes, with a focus on the Makah Tribe, and an overview of the Surfrider Foundation Leadership Academy.

For more information, email Karlyn Langjahrat

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