Clallam Kidsfest, festival coronation and other events this week

Clallam Kidsfest, the Rhody Festival coronation and a celebration of the life of Billy Frank Jr. are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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

BLYN

Film screening

BLYN — The public is invited to a free screening of the film “3 Feet Under: Digging Deep for the Geoduck” on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Shown at the Red Cedar Hall community center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, “3 Feet Under” explores how the geoduck has garnered a following in the Pacific Northwest throughout the past century.

The film follows Jack as he prepares for his annual geoduck dig.

The screening is sponsored by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library.

For more information, email library@jamestown tribe.org or phone 360-681-4632.

CHIMACUM

Festival coronation

CHIMACUM — The 2017 Enchanted Rhody Coronation Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Chimacum High School auditorium.

Admission will be $5 per person at the auditorium, 91 West Valley Road.

This year’s Junior Royalty, Queen’s Court, Senior Royalty, Rhody queen and princesses will be crowned.

For information, email rhodyfest@gmail.com or go to www.rhodyfestival.org.

Fruit club gathering

CHIMACUM — The North Olympic Fruit Club will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Local growers will gather to talk about growing and harvesting fruit that can be grown successfully in the area.

Attendees don’t have to join the club to attend, though membership is $20.

For information, call 360-385-3978 or email sidandrita@yahoo.com.

GARDINER

Bird shower speakers

GARDINER — Wild Birds Unlimited, located at 275953 U.S. Highway 101, will host two speakers at its free donation event “It’s a Baby Shower for the Birds!” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to hear Jaye and Gary Moore of the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center speak about birds of prey and their organization’s efforts to rehabilitate birds as well as see a live raptor display.

Attendees can participate in a $5 raffle for quilted placemats, the proceeds of which will benefit the wildlife center.

Refreshments will be served.

Donations of paper towels, laundry baskets, mealworms, Kleenex and other household items for the wildlife center are suggested.

For more information, phone 360-797-7100.

JOYCE

Benefit bingo

JOYCE — The public is invited to Crescent Cooperative Preschool’s annual family bingo night fundraiser and silent auction today at 6:30 p.m. at Crescent School.

Attendees can buy a bingo ticket for 50 cents or bid for various household items as well as food items in the school’s cafeteria, located at 50350 state Highway 112.

A taco dinner of two tacos or a taco salad and a drink will be available to adults for $6 or one taco and a juice box for $3 for children. All come with a cookie.

Extra tacos can be purchased for $1.

All proceeds go to benefit the preschool.

For more information, email crescentcooperative preschool@gmail.com.

Lions breakfast

JOYCE — An all-you-can-eat benefit breakfast is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The breakfast will be at the Crescent Bay Lions Club, 181 Holly Hill Road.

This event is open to the public.

The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and younger.

The menu includes eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham, bacon, sausage, coffee and tea.

Proceeds help Crescent Bay members support Crescent High School yearbooks, scholarships for Crescent High School seniors, holiday food baskets, glasses for those in need and other community projects.

PORT LUDLOW

Meeting speaker

PORT LUDLOW — The public is invited to attend the Republican Women of Jefferson County’s meeting Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Inn at Port Ludlow.

Gene Farr, a retired space system architect and former Jefferson County GOP leader, will speak at the inn, located at 1 Heron Road.

Reservations are required for this event.

To place a reservation, phone Peggy Reep at 360-385-4953.

PORT HADLOCK

Toddler stories

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library will host toddler storytime at 10:15 a.m. Monday.

The free event will take place at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Toddler storytime is for children ages 12 months to 30 months.

It features movement, music, puppets and fingerplays as well as flannel stories and readings of short books with toddlers in mind.

For information, call 360-385-6544 or email mashenfelter@jclibrary.info.

Babytime

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library will host Babytime for newborns to those up to 12 months old at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The free 20-minute lap program will be held at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Babytime features action rhymes, baby sign language, songs and movement designed to stimulate brain development as well as the enjoyment of music, language and books.

Guatemalan folk art

PORT HADLOCK — Sidonie Wilson will teach work on Guatemalan folk art birds at the Jefferson County Library at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Family Art is designed for children and adults to create and explore a variety of art media at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Space is limited. Call 360-385-6544 to register.

Poets in conversation

PORT HADLOCK — Local poets Nan Toby Tyrrell and Beth Hutmacher will share their poetry and invite guests to join in their conversation at the Jefferson County Library at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The library is located at 620 Cedar Ave.

QUILCENE

Garden work party

QUILCENE — There will be a work party in the Quilcene 4-H Garden at Quilcene School at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to join Master Gardener intern Camille Hildebrandt for a planting in the garden, located at 294715 U.S. Highway 101.

The garden is being restructured as an outdoor classroom with a covered pavilion, outdoor sinks, beds, fruit trees, signage, a root viewing station and many donated plants.

To help out, email camillehilde@gmail.com.

PORT ANGELES

Clallam Kidsfest

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Kiwanis Club and Lutheran Community Services NW will again sponsor the Kidsfest fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Vern Burton Community Center.

Clallam County Emergency Management will have many interactive activities for families to explore at the fair at 308 E. Fourth St.

More than 40 programs/agencies will be on hand to offer activities and information.

The organizations’ goals for the Kidsfest are to provide community awareness and information about parenting, resources in the community and free family activities for children.

For information, contact Lutheran Community Services NW at 360-452-5437 or llyon@lcsnw@org.

Gardening lecture

PORT ANGELES — Selinda Barkhuis will speak on soups as part of the “Green Thumb Gardening Tips” series next Thursday at noon.

The talk will take place in the county commissioners’ meeting room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

Barkhuis will explain her strategy in growing soup herbs, year-round salad weeds, sleepy tea herbs and how to remove poisonous plants. She will also share her basic soup recipe.

Donations are accepted to help cover copying costs for handouts.

Attendees are invited to bring a lunch.

For more information, phone 360-565-2679.

Historical presentation

PORT ANGELES —The public is invited to attend a free presentation by the Clallam County Historical Society on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

Held in the church’s social hall at 110 E. Seventh St., the event will focus on the do’s and don’ts of storing, identifying and preserving family treasures such as photographs, documents and textiles.

A printed guide will be available by donation.

For more information, contact the historical society at 360-452-2662 or artifact@olypen.com.

Thursday dance

PORT ANGELES — There will be a community dance event Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Studio Bob.

Admission is $15 at the door, or discounted tickets are available at the Harbor Art Gallery, 110 E. Railroad Ave.

Proceeds from the dance will help purchase a Stairclimber for Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St.

Diane Urbani de la Paz will begin the event at 7 p.m. with 30 minutes of yoga.

At 7:30 p.m., Ward Serrill — a dance teacher, filmmaker and writer — will lead the 90-minute community dance.

Food and drink will be available for purchase in the Loom.

For more information, contact Mary Alice Long at 206-200-4542 or mary alice@playequalspeace.com.

Life planning

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to a free seminar by sisters Judy McCay and Karen Griffith at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Port Angeles Library.

The seminar at 2210 S. Peabody St. will cover advance care directives as well as how to document end-of-life wishes.

Griffith currently serves on the board of the Hospice Foundation for Jefferson Healthcare.

McCay is a member of End of Life Washington Speaker’s Bureau.

The libraries encourage those interested to register in advance.

For more information or to register, contact the library at 360-417-8500 or visit www.nols.org.

Women’s Day

PORT ANGELES — Womanfest and Olympic Cellars winery will host their 13th annual International Women’s Day celebration Wednesday.

The event begins at 6 p.m. at Olympic Cellars, 255410 U.S. Highway 101.

The suggested donation for a dinner of homemade soups and bread is $10.

There will be short presentations about the two groups.

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women, past, present and future.

Proceeds will be donated to the Port Angeles Planned Parenthood and Caravan to Class, a nonprofit that builds schools in villages around Timbuktu in the African country of Mali.

For more information, contact Molly Rivard at 360-452-0160 or molly@olympiccellars.com.

Job seeker workshop

PORT ANGELES — Worksource Clallam County will host an apprenticeship workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday.

The workshop will be held at the Worksource office, 228 W. First St.

Interested individuals are asked to RSVP to 360-457-2103 by Monday.

Eagles Aerie bingo

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Eagles Aerie No. 483 will host bingo games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Minimum buy-in for bingo is $10 at the club, 2843 E. Myrtle St.

Players can purchase meals on-site at the Aerie restaurant.

Film screening

PORT ANGELES — In honor of International Women’s Day, Magic of Cinema and the Peninsula College House of Learning Longhouse will screen “The Cherokee Word for Water” at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The event is free and open to the public at Maier Performance Hall at the College, 1502 Lauridsen Blvd., but donations are accepted.

This feature-length film tells the story of Wilma Mankiller, the first modern female chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Set in the 1980s, the film highlights the struggle for, and ultimate success of, a rural Cherokee community to bring running water into families’ homes using the traditional concept of gadugi—working together to solve a problem.

For more information, contact Dr. Helen Lovejoy at hlovejoy@pencol.edu.

PORT TOWNSEND

Record show

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Record Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Hall.

Vendors will buy, sell and trade quality vinyl, CDs, posters and other memorabilia at the Hall, 209 Monroe St.

For information, call 360-774-2171 or email Jim@LPbrowser.com.

Book sale

PORT TOWNSEND — The Friends of Port Townsend Library will have a book sale Saturday at the Port Townsend Community Center.

The sale will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center located at 620 Tyler St.

For members, the event will begin at 8 a.m.

Adult books are $1 and children’s books are 50 cents.

Beginning at 2 p.m., attendees can buy a bag of books for $4.

Conversation cafe

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 “Coping.”

For more information, go to www.conversationcafe.org.

Memorial bench

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to join Jefferson Healthcare officials and the Board of Directors of Disability Awareness Starts Here (DASH) for the dedication of a memorial bench in honor of Lynn Gressley today at 3 p.m.

The ceremony will occur at the new entrance to Jefferson Healthcare, 834 Sheridan St.

Gressley was a Port Townsend resident who, as DASH president, led efforts to raise awareness of the need for accessibility in public facilities and businesses.

The bench was funded by donations from locals.

For more information, contact DASH at 360-385-1790 or contact@dash project.org.

Low-tide walk

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to attend the Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s “Low Tide Walk at Night” on Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Marine center staff and volunteers will lead attendees on a free educational walk at North Beach County Park, located at 5787 Kuhn St., to see what marine creatures do during the night.

The center advises those interested to dress warmly and bring a flashlight or headlamp.

Registration is required for this event. Reservations can be made by contacting Juhi LaFuente at 360-385-5582, ext. 115, or jlafuente @ptmsc.org.

For more information, phone 360-385-5582 or email info@ptmsc.org.

Billy Frank Jr. Day

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to attend Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s (QUUF) celebration of Billy Frank Jr. Day on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Marlin Holden, a Jamestown S’Klallam elder, will introduce the movie “Back to the River,” a short documentary produced by Salmon Defense, which will be followed by a discussion in the QUUF Fellowship Hall, located at 2333 San Juan Ave.

The Native Peoples Connections Action Group will honor Frank’s efforts to defend native treaty rights and restore habitat for fish and shellfish.

Frank died May 5, 2014.

For more information, visit www.salmondefense.org or www.nwifc.org.

Brazilian guitar

PORT TOWNSEND — The duo of Rogerio Souza and Edinho Gerber, Brazilian guitar masters, will perform at the Port Townsend Friends Meetinghouse from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

They will be joined by American percussionist Ami Molinelli.

Tickets are $20 at the door at 1841 Sheridan St.

For information, email Wayne Clark at boissec@hotmail.com.

Line dance class

PORT TOWNSEND — Beginners will be welcome to a line dance class from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Mountain View Gym.

Many styles of dance are featured, including cha cha, swing, pop, funk and Latin at the gym, 1919 Blaine St.

For information, contact Vickie Townsend at 360-385-7635 or vickiel townsend@gmail.com.

Book lovers’ cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Library will host Book Lovers’ Cafe from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

The free discussion of fiction and nonfiction books takes place at the library, 1220 Lawrence St.

This week’s discussion will be on “Highest Tide” or “Before the Wind,” both by Jim Lynch.

Whitman poetry

PORT TOWNSEND — Bruce Bode will host a seminar at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

The seminar will be free at the fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

Bode, also a faith columnist for the Peninsula Daily News, will present a lecture on the poetry of Walt Whitman.

For information, contact Bode at bruce@olympus.net.

Chanteys and songs

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center will host an evening of traditional sea chanteys at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The free singalong will take place at the Weissblum Heritage Building in the Maritime Meeting Room East, 431 Water St.

The guest song leader will be Seattle traditional singer and instrumentalist Chris Roe. She was a founding member of the chantey band Broadside.

For information, contact Lee Erickson at 360-821-9712 or email singshanties @gmail.com.

Orchestra practice

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Family Orchestra will meet at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Swan School.

People of all ages and skill levels are welcome at the school, 2345 Kuhn St.

The orchestra is primarily setup as a string orchestra; non-transposing C-tuned winds are welcome.

For information, call 503-936-6792 or email fredtrain@aol.com.

TED Talk Thursday

PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host TED Talk Thursday at 10 a.m.

The topic of the talk at 2333 San Juan Ave. will be “Nuclear Power” with Gary Nelson.

Adventuress work party

PORT TOWNSEND — The Adventuress ship at Point Hudson Marina will hold a weekend-long work party from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Workers will be invited to stay through the weekend, with meals starting Saturday morning on the ship, located at 1-3 Hudson St.

Bunk space is limited. RSVP by email to mate@soundexp.org.

SEQUIM

Flatverse coding

SEQUIM — Those interested in designing their own computer game can try it out at the Sequim libraries’ free Flatverse Coding Camps.

The libraries will offer participants of all ages weekly opportunities to experiment with an interactive programming environment from Microsoft Research on March 10, 17 and 24 — all Fridays.

Camps at the Port Angeles Library, located at 2210 S. Peabody St., will occur from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The camps at the Sequim Library, located at 630 N. Sequim Ave., will occur from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Laptops will be provided.

Registration for this event is required.

To register, visit www.nols.org or email to discover@nols.org.

For more information, phone 360-417-8500.

Flapjack fundraiser

SEQUIM — To raise awareness of the Ms. Wheelchair Washington program, there will be a flapjack fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s, 130 River Road.

Tickets are $10 and are available at Adagio Bean & Leaf or by calling Vicki Shamp at 360-460-3523.

Mexican breakfast

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange will host a Mexican breakfast that includes corn tortillas, cheese and scrambled eggs, tomato/chile salsa,black beans, Ravens Brew coffee and tea this Sunday.

The breakfast will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the grange, 290 Macleay Road.

The suggested donation is $12.

All proceeds go to educational programs and projects of the Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Foundation, a nonprofit.

For more information, call 360-683-1651.

Book reading

SEQUIM — The public is invited to attend a free book reading and discussion at 1:30 p.m. today at the Fifth Avenue Retirement Center.

The author, Charlie Sheldon, will read from his novel “Strong Heart” at the center, located at 500 W. Hendrickson Road.

“Strong Heart” is “a tale between orphaned 13-year-old Sarah and her grandfather Tom as they traverse the Olympic National Park, travel ancient history and discover a bond neither of them knew existed,” as described in a news release.

After the reading and discussion, the book will be available for $15 and Sheldon will sign copies of his book.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, phone 360-683-3345.

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 located at 204 W. Bell St.

Featured will be furniture with accessories, dishware and kitchenware, jewelry and designer handbags.

New consignors and volunteers are always needed.

For more information, phone 360-683-7044.

Benefits of exercise

SEQUIM — Dr. Tim Guthrie will present a free WOW! Working on Wellness forum titled “The ‘New’ Miracle Drug — Exercise For All Ages” at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Learn the benefits of Guthrie’s “drug of choice” in treating or preventing diabetes, hypertension, depression, Alzheimer’s and a number of other chronic diseases at the forum at 100 S. Blake Ave.

He will discuss various methods of approaching exercise, from a slow walk to interval/sprint training, and how to safely exercise at nearly any age and physical condition.

WOW! Working on Wellness is a health education program of the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic.

Kayak slideshow

SEQUIM — West Coast author and adventurer Susan Marie Conrad will be giving a slideshow presentation about her 1,200-mile solo sea kayak expedition up the Inside Passage at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Sequim Library.

Her presentation, “Inside: One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage,” is a free event hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Paddlers at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Signed copies of her adventure memoir resulting from this expedition will be available after the talk.

See www.susanmarieconrad.com for more information.

Elks bingo

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

Admission will be free at the lodge at 143 Port Williams Road.

Minimum buy-in for the game is $10, and the Elks will offer popular bingo games, including progressive.

Players must be 18 or older.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.

All proceeds will go to the Elks scholarship program, charities supported by the Elks and lodge operating costs.

Cat’s Meow dance

SEQUIM — The Cat’s Meow Swing Quartet will play tunes of the 1940s and ’50s for dancers from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at The Fifth Avenue.

Admission will be $4 for Shipley Center members and $5 for others.

For information, call 360-683-3345.

Bird presentation

SEQUIM — The monthly meeting of the Sequim Prairie Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Monday for a presentation on “Helping Our Feathered Friends.”

Christie Lassen, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, will make the presentation to the club at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St.

For information, contact Sarah Myers at 360-582-6321.

FORKS

Hunter education

FORKS — The West End Sportsmen’s Club will host a hunter education course starting Monday and also taking place March 8, 13 and 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Students must pre-register at wdfw.wa.gov/ hunting/huntered/classes/basic.php. Follow the prompts to the hunter education and traditional class.

The final test will be at 9 a.m. March 18 at the Sportsmen’s Club on Sportsman Club Road.

Students must attend all classes for the opportunity to receive a hunter education student certificate.

For information, call Randy at 360-374-5718.

Storytime

FORKS — The Forks Library will host family storytime for children up to age 5 at 10:30 a.m. today.

Storytime features action rhymes, fingerplays, crafts, dancing and songs at the library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

Activities support important skill development and encourage children to interact with peers and caregivers, according to a news release.

For more information, call 360-374-6402, ext. 7791, or email youth@nols.org.

Elks bingo

FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge will host bingo games starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Regular bingo will begin at 7 p.m. at the lodge at 941 Merchants Road.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Lego-Mania

FORKS — Children ages 6 to 14 can create masterpieces with Legos at the Forks Library on Wednesday.

Lego-Mania is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the library at 171 S. Forks Ave.

Each week will present attendees with a new theme. All materials will be provided, and the Lego creations will remain in the library after each session.

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