Dancing, birding and sailing in the week ahead

A community dance, a birding field trip to Fort Flagler and sailing on the Adventuress are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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

PORT ANGELES

Norwegian waffles

PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway Lodge will whip up Norwegian waffles at Scandia Hall this morning from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Entry will be $6.

President Dick Grinstad will mix the waffles and the irons will be ready to go at 8 a.m. at the hall, 131 W. Fifth St.

Many toppings will be available — butter, syrup, jam, lingonberries and even peanut butter.

Coffee, tea and juice also will be served.

Rummage sale

PORT ANGELES — The preschool at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will host its annual rummage sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday.

The two-day sale will be in the church’s fellowship hall at 301 E. Lopez Ave.

In addition to the rummage sale, the church will hold a bake sale to support the preschool.

Health fair

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College nursing students will host the Peninsula College Health Fair for students and the community from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

The health fair will be in the Pirate Union Building (PUB) at the college at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

It is free and open to the public.

The health fair is sponsored by the college’s nursing department, nursing club and the Epsilon Beta chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society.

For more information, contact Dawnette Johnson at djohnson@pencol.edu.

Activist meeting

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to Save the Olympic Peninsula’s (STOP) general meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The free meeting, “Assessing the Past, Planning for the Future,” will be at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The meeting will focus on STOP’s activities and undertakings for 2017.

For more information, email savetheolympic peninsula@gmail.com or visit savetheolympicpeninsula.org.

Community dinner

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to Fairview Grange’s corned beef and cabbage dinner at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The menu will include corned beef, cabbage, cake, punch and coffee at the grange hall at 161 Lake Farm Road.

The cost is $10 per person, with children 12 and younger admitted free.

Proceeds from the dinner will go to the grange’s scholarship fund.

Bingo games

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Eagles Aerie No. 483 will host bingo games at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The minimum buy-in is $10, and players can purchase meals from the Aerie restaurant at 2843 E. Myrtle Ave.

For information, call 360-452-3344.

Fundraiser shoot

PORT ANGELES — The Sequim High School Trap Team will host a fundraiser shoot at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Port Angeles Gun Club.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the club at 243093 U.S. Highway 101.

Admission will be $25 and will include three lines and three games. Participants need to bring their owns shells along with ear and eye protection. Lunch is available for $5.

A corresponding breakfast is scheduled at the Sequim Elks Lodge at 143 Port Williams Road with all proceeds donated to the trap team; cost is $8 and includes sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, potatoes, pancakes, juice and coffee.

For more information, email smahitka@sequim.k12.wa.us or lisacibene@gmail.com.

Support group

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center will host a diabetes support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting will be in the private dining room of Seasons Cafe at the hospital at 939 Caroline St.

This month, orthopedic surgeon Thomas Herschmiller of Olympic Medical Physicians will discuss issues with diabetes.

Diabetes support group meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, phone 360-417-7125.

JOYCE

Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The public is invited to Port Angeles Lions Club’s benefit breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The breakfast will be at the Crescent Bay Lions Club clubhouse, located at 181 Holly Hill Road off state Highway 112.

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

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

All proceeds will go to the Crescent Bay Lions for their community projects.

FORKS

Film screening

FORKS — The public is invited to a free documentary screening at the Forks Peninsula College campus at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The film showcases the life of Native American poet, recording artist, actor and speaker John Trudell and will be shown at the college located at 481 S. Forks Ave.

Trudell was the spokesperson for the United Indians of All Tribes’ takeover of Alcatraz beginning in 1969, broadcasting as Radio Free Alcatraz.

A short discussion will follow the film and will be led by a friend of Trudell’s.

For more information, email DScannell@pencol.edu or phone 360-374-3223.

Dance lessons

FORKS — The Rainforest Council for the Arts will host community dance lessons at 7 p.m. today.

Admission to the lessons will be by donation at Forks Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave.

Each class features a review of the previous lesson and instruction in new dances.

Newcomers are always welcome.

Partners are not required, and changing partners occurs frequently.

The instructors are Terry and Jane of Clallam Bay.

For information, email sueshane@centurytel.net.

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.

Basketball tourney

FORKS — The Nate Crippen Memorial Basketball Tournament will be held all day Saturday and Sunday at the Forks High School gym.

Teams from the community will play at the gym, 261 Spartan Ave.

For information, contact Larry Scroggins at 360-640-3522 or email chitown .24@hotmail.com.

SEQUIM

Open mic reading

SEQUIM — Writers on the Spit will host its public open mic readings at 6:30 p.m. today.

The free event will be held at The Lodge at 660 Evergreen Farm Way.

The five-minute open mic readings showcase diverse writing talent — poetry, short-short stories and memoir excerpts.

Writers of all skill levels and credentials are encouraged to attend and participate.

Writers’ names are drawn randomly for reading position.

Five-minute readings are timed, so participants are urged to rehearse in advance.

Published writers are welcome to bring their books and sell before and after the event.

Guidelines for open mic are available from myers lindab@gmail.com.

Pancake breakfast

SEQUIM — Sequim Prairie Grange members will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

For $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger, attendees can enjoy pancakes, ham, eggs and a beverage at the grange located at 290 Macleay Road.

The grange will use the profits for upkeep of the building and its projects.

Free dinner

SEQUIM — A free community dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church.

The meal at 100 S. Blake Ave. includes baked ham, sweet potatoes, vegetables, fruit salad, dessert and beverages.

Reservations are required; call 360-683-5367 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner or email dinnerstumc@aol.com.

Hospital speaker

SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild’s speaker series and business meeting will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church community hall, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

The speaker event is free and open to the public.

The speaker, Kurt Turner, is from the YMCA. He will provide information about classes, available equipment and training.

After his talk, a short recess will follow before the guild’s business meeting.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Strait Turners meet

SEQUIM — The next meeting of the Strait Turners will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The club welcomes turners of all levels at its meetings at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

John Elliott will demonstrate the variety of “chucks” available to woodturners.

For more information, contact Ernie at 360-683-2560.

Computer workshop

SEQUIM — The last in a series of computer workshops by Sequim High School’s Future Business Leaders of America students will be at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The free workshops are at the high school, 601 N. Sequim Ave., in Room A-3. The session is open to the public. The basics of the computer will be covered.

Donations are welcome. They will be used to help with the team’s travel to state competition.

For more information, contact Erin Dwyer at dwyer.erin20@gmail.com.

PORT TOWNSEND

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 “Evil.”

Participants will also plan future conversations for the coming weeks.

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

Folkloric dance

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to the Thea Foss 45 Daughters of Norway meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Mara Dotson will speak at the Fred Lewis Scout Cabin at 3075 Discovery Road about her experience learning folkloric dance and will share the historical dances she learned from her experiences.

For details, email daughtersofnorway45@gmail.com or call 360-531-4512.

Discovery Dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Gypsy jazz performers with Hot Club Sandwich will play for Discovery Dance at 7 tonight at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge.

Admission will be $10 for the dance at the lodge, 555 Otto St.

Dancing will begin at 8 p.m. following a dance lesson in nightclub two-step taught by instructor Janice Eklund.

New dancers are encouraged to attend. This is a smoke- and scent-free event for all ages.

No partners or previous dance experience is required.

Known for playing dances as far away as California and Alaska, the group has made regular appearances in recent years at the Juan de Fuca Festival and NW Folklife stages.

For information, contact Ken Barnett at 360-531-0058, email pr@discovery dance.org or go to discoverydance.org.

Brunch, de Voil concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center will welcome singer-songwriter Trina Brunch with Simon de Voil as they present a concert at 7 tonight.

The suggested donation will be $10 to $20. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will start at 7 p.m. at the center at 3918 San Juan Ave.

Brunk has worked with Karen Drucker. De Voil spent several years living in a community on the island of Iona, where he honed his musical talent.

For information, call 360-385-6519.

Public sail

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to sail aboard the schooner Adventuress from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

No sailing experience is required; however, reservations are required.

For more information about registration or cost to participate, go to www.soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438, ext. 1.

Sails leave from the Port Townsend Boat Haven at 2800 Washington St.

Sailors help raise the sails, take a turn at the helm and explore the beauty of Port Townsend Bay while learning about emerging issues in Puget Sound.

For information, call 360-379-0438 or email zoe@soundexp.org.

Harmonica Union

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Harmonica Union will offer multiple learning sessions and jams from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The gathering will be at the Port Townsend Friends Meetinghouse, 1841 Sheridan St.

A free-will offering is asked to help pay for the room.

For information, email Bob Longmire at bob@longmire.org or George Yount gyount@lypen.com.

Powerboat electronics

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center will host a class in powerboating electronics from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The three-hour class will feature navigation electronics at the helm of a speedboat at the center at 431 Water St.

For registration, go to nwmaritime.campbrainregistration.com.

For more information, contact Ace Spragg at 360-385-3628, ext. 103, or email ace@nwmaritime.org.

Balkan music

PORT TOWNSEND — Kef, a Balkan dance band from Eugene, Ore., will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday.

The concert will be at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 2333 San Juan Ave.

Donations will be accepted at the door.

Basic dance steps will be taught at 6:30 p.m., and no partner will be necessary.

The concert is sponsored by the QUUF International Folk Dance Learning Program.

For information, email info@quuf.org or go to balkanmusic.org.

Great decisions

PORT TOWNSEND — A Great Decisions discussion group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Advance sign-up is required at http://tinyurl.com/alps2017spring for the event at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

An optional text for $20 is available prior to the first class.

This week’s discussion will be on “Saudia Arabia in Transition.”

For information, contact Joyce Francis at joyce.francis@q.com or 360-437-5011.

Point Wilson work

PORT TOWNSEND — A work party is planned at Point Wilson at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Participants will meet at the beach restrooms at Point Wilson in Fort Worden State Park on Harbor Defense Way.

The group will continue with the replacement of fences around a restoration area using an earth anchor and cable system.

If there is enough time, the group will remove scotch broom or other invasive plants.

Gloves are advised.

For information, contact Susan Schlentner at sschlentner@olypen.com or call 360-379-9810.

BRINNON

Duckabush talk

BRINNON — The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group will discuss its work in the lower Duckabush River at 5 p.m. today.

The discussion will be at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101.

Staff will be available to talk about the work so far, including results from a community survey and the next steps in restoring the estuary.

MARROWSTONE

Audubon field trip

MARROWSTONE — Admiralty Audubon will host a field trip to Fort Flagler to view spring bird migrations at 9 a.m. Saturday.

A Discover Pass is required to park at Fort Flagler.

The group will meet at the sewage pond parking lot to walk down to the beach, looking for shorebirds and waterfowl.

It will then drive to the campground road and walk the spit between Kilisut Harbor and Port Townsend Bay.

Attendees are urged to bring binoculars, spotting scopes and field guides. Dress in warm layers for comfort.

For information, contact Paula Vanderheul at 360-379-8564 or pvanderheul@gmail.com.

PORT LUDLOW

Piano concert

PORT LUDLOW — Port Ludlow Performing Arts will host a concert by the Joe Trio at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The concert will be at the Port Ludlow Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

Interested people are encouraged to purchase tickets online at http://bpt.me/2554435.

The trio’s repertoire consists of the classics from Haydn to Shostakovich as well as new works by contemporary composers and their own arrangements of popular, jazz and rock tunes.

For information, go to www.portludlowperformingarts.com.

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