Elwha River update, kayaking talk among Thursday’s activities

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

A lecture on the state of the Elwha River and a talk on kayaking are among Thursday’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Studium Generale — This event has been canceled.

PORT ANGELES — Mike McHenry will present “State of the Elwha River: Five Years After the Largest Dam Removal Project in the World” at 12:35 p.m. Thursday.

McHenry’s presentation is part of the Studium Generale series in the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

McHenry is a fisheries habitat biologist and manager in the natural resources department of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe.

The Studium is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Kate Reavey at 360-417-6268 or email [email protected].

Kiwanis to meet

PORT ANGELES — Cathy Lucero 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.

Lucero will discuss noxious weed control.

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

For more information, visit kiwanisofpa.portalbuzz.com.

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 or email [email protected]landcourtmc.com, or call Elizabeth Pratt at 360-452-7222 or email [email protected].


Teen lounge

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Library System will host a Teen Tech Lounge from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

The free monthly tech hangout is at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Participants will be able to access the NOLS mobile laptop lab, jackbox games and Oculus virtual reality headsets.

Snacks and crafts will be available.

Parental release forms are required before using the virtual reality headsets.

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

Virtual reality

PORT ANGELES— A virtual reality session is set for 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The session is at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Since virtual reality (VR) has potential safety concerns; participants must be 13 years or older.

Adult participants must sign a release waiver, and each participant between 13 and 17 must have a parent sign a release waiver.

Waiver forms are available to pick up in advance at the library or at www.nols.org/virtual-reality.

For more information, visit www.nols.org or email to [email protected].


Pints and policyThis event has been canceled

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 & Cidery, 124 Center Road.

The topic for this week is “Breaking Up Big Tech.”

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


‘Seek Clarity’

PORT TOWNSEND — Jean McDonald will present “Seek Clarity” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

McDonald will address a meeting of the Jefferson County Toastmasters Club at Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St.

The presentation is the first of a monthly series exploring Brendan Burchard’s book, “High Performance Habits.”

The public is invited to attend this free meeting.

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

Kayaking talk

PORT TOWNSEND — Local paddler John McCormack will speak from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The talk and slide show will be at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

McCormack will talk about his kayak trip up the Inside Passage, focusing on the portion from Sointula, near Port McNeill, to Prince Rupert and the Queen Charlottes.

He also will discuss solo kayaking, camping, marine hazards, native resurgence, wildlife and the consequences of extractive industries on the coast.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

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

Folk concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Singer-songrwriter Chuck Brodsky will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

The concert will be at Rainshadow Recording, Building 315 at Fort Worden State Park.

Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online at chuckbrodsky.brownpapertickets.com.

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


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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