Emergency preparedness in La Push and the Racial Justice Bookclub in Chimacum are among Thursday’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.
Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com/calendar.
Family first aid
LA PUSH — Quileute Head Start and the Quileute Tribe will host the fourth annual “Family First Aid Night” from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The annual open house is at the Akalat Center, 40 Ocean Drive.
The free event features more than 100 presenters from more than 40 agencies with information and demonstrations on a wide range of emergency preparedness topics.
A helicopter, a fire truck, an ambulance and a rescue boat will be outside the center for attendees to view.
A free dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and first aid kits and other emergency items will be raffled off throughout the evening.
For more information, call Rebecca Schwartz at 360-640-8951 or email [email protected].
Coffee with Comrades
FORKS — All veterans are welcome to Coffee with Comrades from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursdays.
The event is at the Forks VFW 9106 post, 110 S. Spartan Ave.
The coffee time is free.
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 programs and the annual Kids’ Fishing Day.
Books and cookies
CLALLAM BAY — Fifth- and sixth-grade students can meet for cookies, book conversations and hands-on activities from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thursday. The free program meets the first Thursday of each month at the Clallam Bay Library, 16690 state Highway 112.
Kiwanis to meet
PORT ANGELES — Richard Sill, Clallam County’s interim administrator, 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.
Sill is the Clallam County human resources director who is serving as interim administrator.
The public is invited to attend the free meeting. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
For more information, visit kiwanisofpa.portal buzz.com.
PORT ANGELES — Nathan Barnes will present “Transgressive Angels” at 12:35 p.m. Thursday.
Barnes’ presentation is part of the free Studium Generale series in the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Barnes is an art instructor at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen.
For more information, email Michael Paul Miller at [email protected].
SEQUIM — A virtual reality session is set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.
The session will be at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Since virtual reality (VR) has potential safety concerns, participants must be 13 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.
PORT TOWNSEND — Jadyne Reichner will present “Garden Planning with Seed Saving in Mind” from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The free gardening lecture will be in the Carnegie Reading Room at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.
Reichner of Oatsplanter Seeds will cover the basics of seed saving: planning a garden, the genetics behind seed production, choosing the best seeds to save and how to harvest, clean and store seeds.
For more information, call the library at 360-385-3181 or visit www.ptpublic library.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — Lauren Davis and Sandra Yannone will each read some of their writing at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The authors are featured in the Northwind Reading series at Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.
Suggested donation is $5 per person. Proceeds will benefit the center.
Davis is the author of “Each Wild Thing’s Consent” and the soon-to-be-published “Home Beneath the Church.”
Yannone, who has a doctorate in English from the University of Nebraska, is the author of “Boats for Women.”
For more information, call the center at 360-379-1086.
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 & Cidery, 124 Center Road.
Mado Most will present “A New Farm Economy.”
For more information, call Susan Uballe at 906-236-1660.
CHIMACUM — The Racial Justice Bookclub will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
The club meets in the Farmhouse at Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road. For more information or assistance accessing the articles, email anya. [email protected].