Chimacum pavilion dedication, Green Thumb lecture offered on Peninsula

A special dedication ceremony, a Toastmasters meeting and a Green Thumb lecture on starting seeds are among Thursday’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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

CHIMACUM

Pavilion dedication

CHIMACUM — The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County will dedicate the recently completed Rotary Pavilion at noon, Thursday.

Attendees can meet in the main entrance to Chimacum High School, 91 West Valley Road, between 11:30 a.m. and noon.

The pavilion in the school’s garden was built to support the high school horticultural program.

Participants will also get a tour of recent improvements at the school and eat lunch in the cafeteria.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.ejcrotary.club.

Pints and policy

Chimacum — Port Townsend Tri-Area for Elizabeth Warren will host Pints and Policy from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

The political presentation is at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

Benjamin Rogge will present “Breaking up Big Tech Companies.”

For more information, call Susan Uballe at 906-236-1660.

PORT TOWNSEND

10 questions seminar

PORT TOWNSEND — Arlene Alen will present “10 Questions to Ask Before Saying Yes to Joining a Board” from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday.

The seminar will be in the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce offices at the Business Resource Center, 2409 Jefferson St.

Alen, the chamber’s executive director, will discuss how prospective board members can decide if particular boards are good fits for them.

Attendees are welcome to bring lunch.

For more information, visit www.jeffcounty chamber.org.

Toastmasters 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 www.jeffco.toastmastersclubs.org.

Book launch

PORT TOWNSEND — Dana Sullivan will launch his new book, “Dead Max Comix,” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The book launch is at the Port Townsend School of the Arts’ Grover Gallery, 236 Taylor St.

The graphic novel is written for middle schoolers.

For more information, call Sullivan at 360-779-9855, email [email protected] or visit www.danajsullivan.com.

Nordic folk music

PORT TOWNSEND —SVER will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The pair will perform at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Ave.

The quintet performs Norwegian folk music.

Admission is $15 to $25 per person.

For more information, visit www.quimpergrange.com.

SEQUIM

Arts meeting

SEQUIM — Ross Brown will be the presenter at the Olympic Peninsula Art Association’s meeting from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday.

The association meets at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth St.

Brown, a sculptor and art teacher at Bellevue College, will discuss the use of light as a primary 3-D design element.

Elks bingo

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

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

Admission is free with a minimum buy-in of $10. Proceeds will go to Elks scholarship programs, charities and lodge operating expenses.

Players must be 18 years or older.

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

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 “Vision.” Admission is $10 per person.

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

PORT ANGELES

Kiwanis to meet

PORT ANGELES — Cheryl Baumann, coordinator for the North Olympic Peninsula Lead Entity for Salmon, 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.

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

For more information, visit www.kiwanisofpa.portalbuzz.com.

Green Thumb lecture

PORT ANGELES — Cindy Ericksen will present “Seed Starting” at noon Thursday.

The lecture kicks off the 2020 Green Thumb Garden Tips series held in the county commissioners meeting room in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

Ericksen will discuss selecting seeds to fit a gardener’s taste preferences, microclimate and growing conditions; she will also explain timing, watering, temperature and more.

Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch.

For more information, call the county extension at 360-565-2679.

Studium Generale

PORT ANGELES — Deborah Espinosa will present “Debtor’s Prison in Washington State: Advocacy through Visual Storytelling” at 12:35 p.m. Thursday.

The free lecture is part of the Studium Generale series presented in the Little Theater at Peninsula College Forks, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Espinosa will use multimedia storytelling by formerly incarcerated individuals sharing what it’s like for them and their families to try to survive under court-imposed legal debt.

Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations for the Port Angeles Food Bank in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Operation Breadbasket.

For more information, email Kate Reavey at [email protected].

Habitat meeting

PORT ANGELES — Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County will convene its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The nonprofit will meet at First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St.

Attendees can meet the new partner family, hear about the organizations 2019 activities and its 2020 plans

RSVP to [email protected] clallam.org.

For more information, visit www.habitatclallam.org.

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.

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