Garden walk, beach cleanup training, animal shelter benefit among weekend’s activities

A garden walk, beach cleanup training and an animal shelter benefit are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at


Surplus sale

PORT ANGELES — The North Peninsula Building Association will hold its annual Builders Surplus Sale at the Clallam County Fairgrounds from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

A large selection of new and used building materials and home improvement supplies will be offered along with discounted service certificates for landscaping materials at the fairgrounds at 1608 W. 16th St.

The NPBA welcomes donations from the public of salable items.

Limited pickup service is available.

For more information, phone 360-452-8160.

Garden walks

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Master Gardeners will hold its first Second Saturday Garden Walk from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Master Gardeners Betsy Wharton and Laura Orton will lead a one-hour walk through the Fifth Street Community Garden at 328 E. Fifth St.

After the walk, Wharton — assisted by Orton — will share ideas on how to use and preserve seasonal produce.

Wharton is one of the authors of the Peninsula Daily News’ twice-monthly “Peninsula Kitchen” column and is a Washington State University Clallam Extension food preservation adviser.

For more information, phone 360-565-2679.

Coin club meeting

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Coin Club will meet in the Carver Room of the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The public is welcome to attend to learn about collecting and evaluating coins and currency.

For more information, phone Robert Nevaril at 360-565-1120.

Town hall meeting

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Citizen Action Network will hold a public town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Port Angeles Library.

The free meeting in the Carver Room of the library at 2210 S. Peabody St. will discuss the accomplishments, challenges, updates and PA CAN’s direction.

Community input in the discussion is encouraged.

The network is currently recruiting board members, and information about position requirements will be covered in the meeting.

For more information, visit

Buffet luncheon

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Christian Women’s Connection will host a buffet luncheon at the Port Angeles CrabHouse restaurant from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The luncheon at the CrabHouse, located at 221 N. Lincoln St., will feature a teddy bear show-and-tell, music and a speaker.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their teddy bears to tell the history or interesting facts about the bear, with prizes for the biggest, oldest, smallest and best costumed bear.

The Sound Dogs will perform old-time country music at the luncheon.

Rave Maulding will present her speech, “Changes Through Life’s Journey.”

Spots are limited for this event, so staff members advise those interested to make reservations.

For ticket price and reservations, phone Lois at 360-452-3466.

Jet Set meeting

PORT ANGELES — Soroptimist International Port Angeles Jet Set will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Held at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St., the meeting will cover local community issues regarding girls and women.

For more information, phone Danatta Rutten at 360-452-9900.

Film screening

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to attend Peninsula College’s Magic of Cinema free film screening at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The film, titled “Plastic Ocean,” is a documentary about what is beneath the surface of the world’s oceans. It will be presented in the Maier Performance Hall at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Following the film, a 30-minute panel discussion with representatives for several conservation agencies is planned.

Local marine debris artist Sarah Tucker will have some of her sculptures at the event.

This screening is co-sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Washington CoastSavers.

For more information, contact Sean Gomez at or 360-417-6464.


PORT ANGELES — The Center for Spiritual Living Port Angeles will host a workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Stephen Hopson will facilitate the workshop, titled “I’m Awake … Now What?,” at the center, located at 254 N. Bagely Creek Road.

Hopson is a former stockbroker, the first deaf instrument-rated pilot in the world and author of “Obstacle Illusions.”

Due to limited seating, event planners urge those interested to reserve a spot in advance.

For ticket prices and information, phone 360-457-4801 or email


Meeting speaker

SEQUIM — The public is invited to a speaker meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nash’s Farm Store.

Dr. Lissa Lubinski, a board-certified family physician and mother, will outline the creation of a community-designed clinic on the Olympic Peninsula at the store, located at 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way.

She will be opening her patient-centered family medicine clinic this spring in Port Angeles and is seeking public input.

Boating clinic

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron’s free monthly boating skills clinic will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Gordon Bilyard will present boating propane systems and safety at the Gathering Place, Sunland Golf & Country Club, located at 135 Fairway Drive.

Sources for additional information and assistance in the inspection and proper maintenance of boat propane systems will be provided.

For more information, phone Mike Witkin at 360-457-1082 or visit

Benefit auction

SEQUIM — The Peninsula Friends of Animals will host its annual spring tea, fashion show and auction, “Catnip and Sip,” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Sunland Golf & Country Club, located at 109 Hilltop Drive.

Tickets can be purchased at Heather Creek, 122 W. Washington St., Sequim; or Safehaven, 257509 U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles.

Proceeds will benefit PFOA rescue animals.

For more information, phone 360-452-0414 or visit

Book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library group will hold its monthly book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

This month’s sale features sheet music, more than 300 science fiction paperbacks from the 1950s to the 1980s, woodcarving instructions and a 14-volume set of “Child Craft” from 1947.

Also available will be a selection of more than 250 cookbooks.

Proceeds from the sale benefit children’s and adult programming at the library.

Dental health

SEQUIM — Dental health will be the topic of the next WOW! Working on Wellness Forum, set for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Dr. Richard “Bud” Davies and Errin Aidane, a registered dental hygienist (RDH), will present a free talk, “Better Dental Health For You,” at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

Checking for tooth decay is just one part of a thorough dental examination, they said.

The dentist or dental hygienist also likely will evaluate gum health, examine the head and neck, and look for signs of oral cancer, diabetes or vitamin deficiencies. A dentist also might examine a patient’s face, bite, saliva and movement of lower jaw joints.

WOW! Working on Wellness is a health education program of the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic, Sequim’s free clinic.

The clinic provides basic urgent care and chronic health care services to uninsured community members.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — “The Painter” by Peter Heller will be discussed at the Sequim Library at 3 p.m. Saturday.

All are welcome to drop in and participate in the free discussion at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Center Point Large Print Books said of the fictional novel: “Years ago, a well-known expressionist painter named Jim Stegner shot a man in a bar. The man lived, Jim served his time, and he has learned to live with the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him. Jim enjoys a quiet life in the valleys of Colorado. He works with a lovely model, he doesn’t drink, he goes fly fishing in the evenings. His paintings fetch excellent prices at a posh gallery in Santa Fe. He is — if he can admit it — almost happy.”

Copies of “The Painter” are available in various formats including regular print, large print, audiobook on CD, audio e-book and downloadable e-book.

They can be requested online by visiting the library catalog at

Shred event

SEQUIM — The Sequim Food bank will host a document shredding event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Those interested are advised to bring a donation of money or food to the event in the Sequim High School parking lot, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

The food bank requests tuna, peanut butter or macaroni and cheese food donations.

All donations will benefit the food bank.

For more information, phone 360-683-1205.

Decisions discussion

SEQUIM — The Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon today at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

There will be a free moderated group discussion on “Trade, Jobs and Politics” from pages 29-38 of the “2017 Great Decisions Briefing Book” of the Foreign Policy Association.

Sketching at refuge

SEQUIM — Urban Sketchers of Port Townsend will host a day of sketching at the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday.

An entry fee of $3 for up to four adults in the refuge is required. Sketchers will meet at 10 a.m. at the shelter, located at 554 Voice of America Road.

All levels of sketchers are welcome, and beginners are encouraged.

For information, contact Barbara Kurland at 360-316-9947 or

Old Time Fiddlers

SEQUIM — Members of District 15 of the Washington Old Time Fiddlers will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Shipley Center.

Donations will be accepted at Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St.

The group’s meeting starts at 9:30 a.m., and the public show starts at 1:30 p.m.

For information, go to


Anglers meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — The East Jefferson Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers will hold its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Port of Port Townsend building.

During the meeting, Cathy and John Falavolito, owners and operators of the Westview Marina & Lodge in Tahsis, B.C., will present fishing opportunities in their area at the commission building at 333 Benedict St.

Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited.

Speaker meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to the Friends of Fort Townsend free annual meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Friends Barn.

Al Learned, a local veteran hiker, will share his hiking experiences and observations of scenic backcountry at the barn, located at 1370 Old Fort Townsend Road.

Learned has hiked 20,218 miles in 32 states, from elevations measuring 13,180 feet to sea level, in his 13-year hiking tenure.

His longest hike was on the North Country Trail, which extends 4,425 miles, beginning at New York and ending in North Dakota.

For more information, phone 360-385-2998.

Toastmasters meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Toastmasters will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Michael Schmitt will present and demonstrate improvisation techniques at the meeting held at Seaport Landing Retirement & Assisted Living, located at 1201 Hancock St.

A short question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

For more information, call Bill Cohill at 707-775-8848 or Barbara Hansen at 206-395-4494.

Film screening

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to the Thea Foss No. 45 Daughters of Norway meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Filmmaker Nancy Bourne Haley will present “Finding Thea” at the Fred Lewis Scout Cabin at 3075 Discovery Road and will speak about her experiences and reflections on making the film.

For more information, email daughtersofnorway, phone 360-541-4512 or visit

Yoga benefit

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will hold a yoga benefit class from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The class, titled “Do Good/Feel Good,” is for all experience levels and will be held at Madrona MindBody, 200 Battery Way, Building 310, Fort Worden.

Instructors from Madrona will lead the class. Donations will benefit the marine center.

For more information, visit

Free training session

PORT TOWNSEND — The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team will offer a free training session for the new COASST Marine Debris program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.

The training will be held in the orca exhibit classroom, located at 532 Battery Way.

Through an interactive, hands-on workshop, trainees will learn how to collect data that speaks directly to the source and transport pathways of debris, as well as to the potential harm to people, wildlife and local coastal ecosystems.

Attendees are asked to bring sack lunches or money to purchase food in the area.

No prior experience with scientific data collection is needed.

COASST is a citizen science project of the University of Washington in partnership with state, tribal and federal agencies; environmental organizations; and community groups.

Those interested are encouraged to reserve a spot in advance.

To place a reservation, contact COASST at 206-221-6893 or

Kiwanis party tickets​

PORT TOWNSEND — The Kiwanis Club of Port Townsend will host its fourth annual Rock & Roll Party from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.

The Copy Cats & Friends will play at the event, which is open to all ages, according to the Kiwanis website at

The event includes pizza by the slice by donation, a silent dessert auction, a raffle, dance and costume contests, and a photo booth.

Tickets for $15 each are for sale in advance only and are available from any Kiwanis member or online at brownpaper

Tickets will not be for sale at the door; however, reservations can be made by phoning Dick or Gloria Atkins at 360-385-2585.​

For more information, contact the Atkinses or go to


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 “Enough.”

For more information, go to

Grange dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend Community Dance will host a dance at the Quimper Grange at 7 tonight.

Donations will be accepted. Finger foods will be welcome. Participants should not wear scents to the dance at 1219 Corona St.

The Midnight Train Blues Band and the iPod Shuffle Team will perform until 10 p.m.

There will be blues and swing tunes, a few waltzes and fun jams.

For information, go to or email bob@longmire. org.

‘Enemy of the People’

PORT TOWNSEND — Ego, fear and the public good will clash on stage in Key City Public Theatre’s production of Henrik Ibsen’s classic “An Enemy of the People” on Thursdays through Sundays through April 22 at KCPT’s Playhouse at 419 Washington St.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets are available online at or by phone at 360-385-5278 (KCPT).

The play is a masterful look at the human condition through Ibsen’s preferred lens of realism, one that ponders the nature of truth, pride and the fearful instincts of the mob, organizers said.

Written in 1882 in response to the public backlash against his earlier play “Ghosts,” “Enemy” represents a drastic expansion in scope from his previous works, taking controversy and notoriety and making them central themes, not just in small households but in an entire community.

Relay for Life kickoff

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Relay for Life will hold its kickoff event at 5 p.m. Saturday at Jefferson Healthcare.

The American Cancer Society event at 834 Sheridan St. is designed to raise interest in Relay for Life, an annual fundraiser for the organization.

Chef Arran Stark will present a cooking demonstration, and representatives will talk about the upcoming event.

For information, call Bethany Smith at 360-301-5702, email bethanyanne or go to sendwa.

Folk dancing

PORT TOWNSEND — Dancing from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Israel and other countries will be taught and reviewed at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The free dancing class will take place at QUUF, 2333 San Juan Ave.

The focus is on beginner dances for the first hour, then intermediate ones in the second hour.

Beginners are welcome.


Agricultural gathering

CHIMACUM — The public is invited to Olympic Peninsula Regenerative Agricultural Alliance’s monthly meeting and potluck at Compass Rose Farm from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Held every second Sunday of the month at the farm at 1463 W. Uncas Road, the meetings focus on agroforestry, silvopasture systems, planned grazing, permaculture, no-till food production, renewable energy and natural building.

For more information, phone 360-531-1173.


Movie screening

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library will host a movie screening, “Drawing the Tiger,” with director Amy Benson at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

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

In the film, a family in Nepal living on less than a dollar a day wins the globalization jackpot: a charity scholarship for their daughter to go to school in the capital city.

She promises to return, to free her family from poverty. But she does not return. “Drawing the Tiger” is an intimate portrait of the price one family pays for their golden opportunity.

Decisions discussion

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library will host a Great Decisions 2017 discussion at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The free discussion affairs at the library, 620 Cedar Ave., produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) is America’s largest civic discussion program on world.

Weekly discussions cover the importance of topics to Americans, a short video is shown and discussion of American policy in the area is facilitated.

Book sale

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Friends of the Library will be permitted to enter the sale at 620 Cedar Ave. at 9:30 a.m.

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


GOP meeting

PORT LUDLOW — The public is invited to the Republican Women of Jefferson County meeting Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Inn at Port Ludlow, located at 1 Heron Road.

The guest speaker will be Jon Cooke, chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Central Committee.

Event planners encourage those interested to reserve a spot in advance.

For reservations, phone Peggy Reep at 360-385-4953.

Garden walkthroughs

PORT LUDLOW — Chimacum Woods will open its rhododendron garden for walkthroughs Saturday.

The 6-acre woodlands at 2722 Thorndyke Road, which features 30-year-old big-leaf rhododendrons, will open at 10 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. It will close at 5 p.m. both days.

The walkthroughs are free and open to the public.

For more information, phone 206-383-2713 or visit


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The public is invited to Crescent Bay 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, 181 Holly Hill Road off state Highway 112.

Luck of the Draw will provide music for the event.

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.


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

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.

Adult Easter egg hunt

FORKS — Blakeslee’s Bar and Grill will host an Easter egg hunt for adults at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Participants must be 21 years of age to enter at the restaurant, 1222 S. Forks Ave.

For information, call 360-374-5003.

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