Buck Ellard Band dance, tales of rain shadow prairies set on Peninsula

National Adoption Day, a performance by the Buck Ellard Band and lectures on rain shadow prairies are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. (Today and tonight refer to Friday, Nov. 15)

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com/calendar.

PORT ANGELES

Soroptimist luncheon

PORT ANGELES — Jessica Hernandez, director of development for the Field Arts and Events Hall, will provide an update on the project’s progress at a luncheon meeting of Soroptimist International of Port Angeles at noon today.

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

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 to 9 tonight and Wednesday night.

The lodge is at 622 S. Lincoln St.

Proceeds will benefit lodge programs.

For more information, visit www.pamasonic.org.

Build-It program

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System will host a children’s Build-It program from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The program will be at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Participants can build their own creations using the library’s Lego bricks and are encouraged to write a story about the creation.

The free program is open to the public. Children younger than 8 years should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

For more information, call Jennifer Knight at 360-417-8500, ext. 7733, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Free movie night

PORT ANGELES — Poser YOGA and 5th Element MMA will screen “The Game Changers” at 502 W. Eighth St. at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Presented by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and Chris Paul, the documentary discusses plant-based eating, protein and strength.

Blankets and bolsters will be provided for attendees.

A short discussion will follow the film.

For more information, visit gamechangersmovie.com.

Dancing program

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

The program will be at Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St.

Suggested donation is $3.

The program includes Scandinavian, swing, ballroom and folk dancing. A lesson is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited.

No partner is needed. Families and all ages are welcome.

Refreshments will follow the dancing.

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

Garden club

PORT ANGELES — Duane Schoessler will present “Landscape like a Pro, the 7 Cedars Way” at 10 a.m. Monday.

Schoessler will speak at a meeting of the Port Angeles Garden Club at First Presbyterian Church of Port Angeles, 139 W. Eighth St.

Schoessler is the grounds manager for the 7 Cedars Golf Course and Casino.

The public is invited to the free meeting that begins with a coffee social at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, visit www.portangelesgardenclub.org.

Monday Musicale

PORT ANGELES — Monday Musicale will meet at noon Monday followed by a concert by Amanda Bacon and Todd Ortloff at 1 p.m.

Bacon and Ortloff will perform a variety of musical genres.

The meeting will be in Queen of Angels Catholic Church’s Fellowship Hall, 209 W. 11th St.

The public is welcome to attend the free performance.

For more information, call Gail McDonald at 360-477-8601.

Senior dance

PORT ANGELES — Cat’s Meow will perform for a swing dance from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The dance will be in the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Refreshments will be served from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person; first-time attendees are admitted free.

Kiwanis to meet

PORT ANGELES — Gerald Stephanz will address a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles at noon Thursday.

The club meets weekly at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.

Stephanz, from the Olympic Peninsula Community Clinic, will provide an update on the clinic.

The public is invited to attend the free meeting; food and beverages will be available for purchase.

For more information, visit kiwanisofpa.portalbuzz.com.

National adoption day

PORT ANGELES — The Department of Children Youth and Families will host an observance of National Adoption Day from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

The celebration, at Clallam County Superior Court 3 in the county courthouse at 223 E. Fourth St., will include guest speakers, refreshments and several adoptions.

The public is invited to attend this community event.

Memory cafe

PORT ANGELES — The West Clallam Memory Cafe will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

The group will meet at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.

Memory cafes are for people with memory loss and their care partners.

The monthly meetings are free; food and beverages are available for purchase.

For more information, call Bryanne Stewart at 360-452-9086, email [email protected] mc.com or Elizabeth Pratt at 360-452-7222, email [email protected]

Prairie lecture

PORT ANGELES — Fred Sharpe will present “Rain Shadow Prairies” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The lecture will be presented in the Raymond Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The public is invited to this free lecture.

For more information, email [email protected].

FORKS

Bingo night

FORKS — West End Sportsmen will host bingo night at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The fundraiser will be at the club at 243 Sportsmen’s Club Road.

Proceeds will benefit hunter education program and the annual Kids’ Fishing Day.

SEQUIM

Discussion group

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

The discussion group meets in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Great Decisions Discussion Groups, sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, are free and open to the public.

This week’s topic is “Winning Kashmir and Losing India: How Modi is Gutting Indian Democracy.”

For more information, call Patricia Earnest at 360-775-7619, email [email protected] or visit www.fpa.org.

Art workshop

SEQUIM — Shayann Hoffer will teach how to make beaded mobiles 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 Chimacum-based artist will help participants create beaded mobiles from driftwood and other found items.

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

Due to limited space, registration is required at www.nols.org.

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 English teapots, a set of four “Wizard of Oz” music boxes, a variety of men’s suede and leather jackets, a Christmas Village and ornaments.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Elks Bingo

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

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.

Focus On series

SEQUIM — The Dungeness River Audubon Center will present “Focus On Geese and Swans” 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.

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.dungenessrivercenter.org.

Film screening

SEQUIM — A free screening of the film “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope” is set from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The film will be shown at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave.

The 2016 documentary explores the use of brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

A light breakfast will be served.

After the movie, professionally supported breakout groups will be available for those who wish to discuss the film.

Free childcare will be available for children aged 4 and younger, and activities for children aged 5 to 12 years will be available during the film.

For more information, call Patty Waite at 360-681-2250 or email [email protected].

Dinner and dance

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

Smartphone class

SEQUIM — Sequim IT will conduct a class on the basics of Android smartphones from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The class, for smartphone beginners, will be taught at Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St.

Attendees should bring their fully charged Android device to the class with them.

The class will conclude with a question-and-answer session.

Admission is $4 per person, $2 for Shipley members.

RSVP is requested at 360-683-6806.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — The Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group will discuss “Educated” by Tara Westover at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The group meets at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Next month the group will discuss “We Were The Lucky Ones” by Georgia Hunter.

December’s meeting will be on the third Wednesday of the month due to the holiday season.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Adventure club

SEQUIM — Olympic Nature Experience will host the last meeting of Adventure club for the year from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday.

The club, which is geared toward children ages 2-10 years, meets at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Guest presenter Ben Sanford of Tribal Edge will teach participants how to stay safe, stay found and feel at home in nature.

People with disabilities are welcome.

For more information, call 360-461-7169.

Arbor day

SEQUIM — Sequim Public Works will observe Arbor Day at noon Thursday.

The city will plant a tupelo tree near the waterfall in the water reuse site at Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

The celebration recognizes Sequim’s designation as a “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation and is held in the fall for the best planting conditions.

For more information, call Public Works at 360-683-4908.

Story slam

SEQUIM — The Story People of Clallam County will host Story Slam from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

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

The public is invited to speak for up to five minutes on the theme of “Karma.”

Admission is $10 per person.

For more information, call Nessa Goldman at 206-883-7701 or email [email protected] or visit www.clallam storypeople.org.

PORT TOWNSEND

Conversation cafe

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

The group meets at Alchemy Restaurant, 842 Washington St.

This week’s topic is “Pragmatism.”

Swing dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Soul Siren will perform for a swing dance at 8 tonight.

The dance will be at the Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.

Admission is $12 per person and includes a free dance lesson from Janice Eklund at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit www.discoverydance.org.

Nature hike

PORT TOWNSEND — Monica Fletcher will lead a nature hike around Kah Tai Lagoon from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The group will meet at the Haines Place Park and Ride, 440 12th St.

Hikers will be able to see winter ducks at the lagoon and, if time allows, the hike will move over to the Boat Haven and the Larry Scott Trail.

For more information, call Fletcher at 360-379-3136 or email [email protected].

Scouts Garage Sale

PORT TOWNSEND — Scout BSA Troop 1478 and Cub Scout Pack 4479 will host a joint garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be at the Fred Lewis Scout Cabin at 3075 Discovery Bay Road.

An assortment of maritime supplies, crafts, clothes and toys will be available for purchase.

AAUW to meet

PORT TOWNSEND — Siobhan Canty will address the Port Townsend Branch of the American Association of University Women from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

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

Canty will speak about a youth opportunity summit being planned for fall of 2020.

For more information on this free meeting, email [email protected] or visit pt-wa.aauw.net.

Volunteer opportunity

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will host a volunteer opportunity meetup from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Interested volunteers can meet at the Port Townsend Visitor Information Center, 2409 Jefferson St.

The chamber will be conducting volunteer 2020 training in January.

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 360-385-2223.

Elizabeth Warren

PORT TOWNSEND — The Elizabeth Warren state campaign director and state organizing director will be at a free meeting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The forum will be at Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

All are welcome to attend to give input and to learn about the Washington statewide campaign and the next phase of the local campaign, organizers said.

UFO meetup

PORT TOWNSEND — Maurene Morgan will discuss unexplained lunar anomalies 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 after the presentation.

For more information, call 360-344-2991 or email [email protected].

Paleontology lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Kirk Johnson and Ray Troll will discuss their new book, “Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline,” at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The lecture, sponsored by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, will be in the Commons at Fort Worden, 200 Battery Way.

Admission is $5 per person, $3 for youths and free for members.

Johnson, a paleontologist, wrote the book and Troll, an artist, provided the illustrations.

Johnson and Troll also collaborated on the 2007 book “Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway: An Epoch Tale of a Scientist and an Artist on the Ultimate 5,000-Mile Paleo Road Trip.”

The duo will be available to sign copies of the book after the presentation.

For more information, visit www.ptmsc.org.

Improv comedy

PORT TOWNSEND — Improvisational comedy will be on stage at the Palindrome from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online or at the door, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road.

Imagined Reality Improv will use no scripts for the two-hour performance. Members will take audience suggestions and weave them on the spot into comedy.

Eaglemount wines and ciders also will be available.

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Amy Carroll 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 Heliotrope.

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

Song Circle

PORT TOWNSEND — A traditional Song Circle is planned from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Quimper Grange.

Admission to the circle at the grange hall at 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 www.quimpergrange.com.

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 www.quimpergrange.com.

Folk concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Mark Stuart will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

The concert will be at Rainshadow Recording Studio, Building 315 at Fort Worden, 200 Battery Way.

The Nashville-based musician performs folk and Americana.

Advance tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at markstuart.brownpapertickets.com.

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

Prairie lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Fred Sharpe will present “Rain Shadow Prairies” at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Sharpe will address a meeting of the Olympic Chapter of the Native Plant Society at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

The public is invited to attend the meeting that begins with social time at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Dixie Llewellin at 360-385-6432 or email [email protected].

Story Slam

PORT TOWNSEND — The Church of BuVu will sponsor PT Story Slam from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The free storytelling event will be at Discovery Bay Brewing, 948 N. Park Ave.

Stories are limited to 5-6 minutes in length.

Toastmasters to meet

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Toastmasters Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.

The group will meet at Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St.

The public is invited to attend this free meeting.

In addition to two prepared speeches, the program includes impromptu speaking practice and speech evaluations.

For more information, call 360-789-7691 or visit jeffco.toastmastersclubs.org.

Beat breast cancer

PORT TOWNSEND — Clinical nutritionist Daniella Chase will present “Beat Breast Cancer” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

The free presentation will be in the Charles Pink House, 1256 Lawrence St.

Chase, the author of “Turning Off Breast Cancer” and “Breast Cancer Smoothies,” will discuss research linking toxins and breast cancer as well as nutritional guidance for healing.

For more information, call the Port Townsend Public Library at 360-385-3181 or visit www.ptpubliclibrary.org.

Candlelight concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Val James and Friends will perform a Candlelight Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The concert will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 609 Taylor St.

James and friends George Radebaugh on piano, Bruce Cannavaro on bass, Tim Sheffel on drums, Rex Rice on trombone and Jack Lambton on guitar perform jazz standards from the 1920s though the 1950s.

She will also be joined for several songs by Karen Sullivan and by Mike James.

The suggested donation of $10 per person, children admitted free, benefits Jefferson County National Alliance on Mental Illness.

For more information, call 360-774-1644 or email [email protected].

Author talk

PORT TOWNSEND — Local author Kate McDermott will speak from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The informal book talk will be at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

McDermott is the author of “Art of the Pie” and “Home Cooking with Kate McDermott.”

The presentation is free and open to the public.

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

Nature lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Varn Brooks will present “Ecology of the Sagebrush Steppe” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

The lecture is part of the Admiralty Audubon Society’s Community Program at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

Varn’s lecture will be preceded by a sort presentation by Joseph and Daniel Molotsky about the June 2019 National Audubon meeting in Milwaukee.

For more information, visit www.admiralty audubon.org.

BRINNON

Knitting circle

BRINNON — Brinnon Parks and Recreation District will host a community knitting circle from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The monthly circle meets at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101.

Attendees will knit and crochet hats for local first responders.

Yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks will be provided by Fiber and Clay.

For more information, email [email protected].

CHIMACUM

Book trivia

CHIMACUM — Jefferson County Library will host a trivia competition at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The competition will be at The Keg & I, 1291 Chimacum Road.

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

Attendees must be 21 years old or older.

PORT LUDLOW

Sea pilot to speak

PORT TOWNSEND — Richard McCurdy will present “Life as a Sea Pilot” from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Pivarnik will address a meeting of the Point Wilson Sail and Power Squadron at the Port Ludlow Yacht Club, 55 Heron Road.

McCurdy will discuss his convoluted path to pilotage, discuss the industry and explain the process of licensure.

For more information, call visit www.pointwilson.org.

Art lecture

PORT LUDLOW — Erica Applewhite will address a meeting of the Port Ludlow Art League at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The league meets at the Beach Club, 121 Marina View Drive.

Applewhite, of the White Apple Studio, will discuss block print art.

Admission is $5 per person, free to league members.

For more information, call Janice Gruber at 360-301-9840 or email [email protected].

Ludlow Village Players

PORT LUDLOW — Ludlow Village Players will conduct auditions for “The Outsider” from 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Auditions for “The Outsider,” a full-length comedy by Paul Slade Smith, will be at the Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place.

The Tuesday audition is mandatory. Those who want to participate must pick up an audition packet at the Bay Club prior to that night.

The packet will contain a character assignment, an application and other audition information.

Thursday is a possible callback night.

The play has a cast of four males and three females, all adults of various ages.

For more information, contact Randy Powell at [email protected] or 360-536-0628 or Val Durling at [email protected] or 360-437-2861.

PORT HADLOCK

Songwriting Works

PORT HADLOCK — Judith-Kate Friedman will present “Songwriting Works” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.

The program will be at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Friedman, a local songwriter, will use music to spark brain activity in people with memory impairment and help them connect with others in a low-pressure environment.

This program is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.

Native flute

PORT HADLOCK — Peter Ali will tell stories about his heritage and play original songs on the Native American flute from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Ali will perform at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

After the program, cedar flutes will be provided for attendees to take part in a 30-minute lesson on the native flute.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.

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