Garden walk, spaghetti dinner, story slam set this weekend

EDITOR’S NOTE: This has been updated to correct the location of First Step Family Support Center’s children’s play group this Tuesday.

An open garden walk in Chimacum, a spaghetti dinner and auction, and a story slam are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsula


Open garden

CHIMACUM — Chimacum Woods will host a free “open garden” walk from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Attendees are invited to bring lunches to the 7-acre rhododendron garden, 2722 Thorndyke Road.

Tables will be available, if weather permits, and the woods will provide beverages and light snacks.

Bob Zimmermann will lead attendees on tours through the garden.

Event organizers urge those interested to follow these directions:

Travel approximately 3 miles west of the Hood Canal Bridge and turn south from state Highway 104 onto South Point Road. After 1.5 miles, turn right onto Thorndyke Road (you will see a large sign to Coyle on the right just before the turn). Drive 2.7 miles to the driveway on the right with the Chimacum Woods sign (across from an orange newspaper box and two mailboxes). Go up the driveway and turn right or park to the right of the gate.

Fall plant sale

CHIMACUM — A benefit fall native plant sale for Kul Kah Han’s Native Plant Demonstration Garden will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Attendees can learn about the benefits of gardening and landscaping with native plants at HJ Carroll Park, 9884 state Highway 19.

Featured at the sale will be trees, shrubs, perennial flowers, ferns and grasses.

For more information, contact Bekka Bloom at 360-301-6241 or bekka4

Field day, tasting

CHIMACUM — Members of the public are invited to the Organic Seed Alliance’s Community Field Day and variety tasting event at 4 p.m. Monday.

The event will be held at Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road.

For more information, contact Cara Loriz at 360-385-9568 or info@seed, or visit

Open house

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Conservation District will hold its annual open house at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Finnriver Farm & Cidery.

The free event will feature information about how the district serves Jefferson County residents, the district’s staff and supervisors, and a celebration of the work of county neighbors at Finnriver, 124 Center Road.

For information, call 360-385-4105 or email info@jeffersoncd@org.


Discount swim

PORT TOWNSEND — Mountain View Pool will hold a discount swim night from 5 to 8 tonight.

Admission will be $3 at the pool, 1925 Blaine St.

Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.

For information, call 360-385-7665 or email

Adult learning classes

PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Fall 2017 Adult Learning Programs will begin Monday.

Free events, courses and ongoing groups will be offered to the public through January at the fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

One-day workshops, lectures and field trips to weekly courses exploring personal belief systems, academic subjects, creativity, lifestyle challenges and choices, and physical activity will be available.

Course brochures are available at the fellowship; the Port Townsend and Jefferson County libraries, 1220 Lawrence St. and 620 Cedar Ave., respectively; and the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

Brochures also can be downloaded by visiting

Child care is available for programs during after-school hours.

To enroll for learning programs, visit

For more information, call Merilee Clunis at 360-385-4990 or Paul Loubere at 360-385-9639, or visit

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 “Attitude.”

For more information, visit

PTSA open session

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend School of the Arts will host an open figure drawing session at 6 tonight.

The public is invited to drop in for a $15 fee; members of the school of the arts get a 10 percent discount at the session at Building 306 on Fort Worden Way.

The open session is an opportunity to practice drawing or painting skills.

For information, call 360-344-4479 or email

Line dance class

PORT TOWNSEND — An intermediate line dance class is planned at 6:30 tonight at Mountain View Gym.

Line dances from many countries will be taught for the $5 class at the gym, 1919 Blaine St.

Country line dances will not be included.

For information, contact Vickie Townsend at 360-385-7635 or vickiel


Diabetes talk

PORT ANGELES — Renin Oliver of the Northwest Kidney Center will discuss diabetes and kidney disease during a diabetes support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting, hosted by Olympic Medical Center, will be in the private dining room at Seasons Cafe at the hospital, 939 Caroline St.

This group meets monthly to focus on diabetes education and health maintenance in a casual environment.

Support group meetings are free and open to the public.

Call 360-417-7125 for more information.

Veteran outreach

PORT ANGELES — The Disabled American Veterans Certified Service Officers of Chapter 5 will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Veterans, as well as widows and dependents of veterans, can obtain benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

The services are walk-in only; no appointments can be made.

Service officers will be available Wednesdays until further notice.

Senior bingo

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited to play bingo at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Bingo will be held at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Bingo cards are available for $2 each.

Refreshments will be provided by donation.

For more information, call Jolinda Creery at 360-912-1684.

Swingers dance

PORT ANGELES — The Senior Swingers will host a dance at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The dance is free for new visitors. All other visits to the center at 328 E. Seventh St. are covered by $5.

The Cat’s Meow will provide music.

Storytelling preview

PORT ANGELES — Park View Villas will host a preview of the upcoming Forest Storytelling Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday.

The free event will feature the Story People of Clallam County at the villas at 1430 Park View Lane.

For more information, email elizabethp@village

Spaghetti dinner

PORT ANGELES — The Fairview Grange will hold its spaghetti dinner and Chinese dessert auction at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The cost is free for children younger than 12 and $10 for general admission at the grange, 161 Lake Farm Road.

The admission includes an all-you-can-eat menu of spaghetti, bread, salad, ice cream and punch or coffee.

The auction is slated to begin around 6 p.m., event organizers said.

Proceeds will benefit the grange and its scholarship fund.

For more information, call 360-461-9008.

Fruit tree lecture

PORT ANGELES — Master Gardener Bruce Pape will talk about dwarf fruit tree varieties at noon Thursday at the Clallam County Courthouse.

The free event will take place in the courthouse at 223 E. Fourth St.

For information, call Lorrie Hamilton at 360-565-2679.

Children’s play group

PORT ANGELES — Children from birth to 6 years old are invited to First Step Family Support Center’s free play group at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Age-appropriate learning activities will be provided through art, music, song, dance, circle and storytime at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

This program is supported by the Satterberg Foundation.

For more information, call Alicia Simmons at 370-207-4830.

Sons of Norway dance

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited to the Sons of Norway’s dance Sunday evening.

A $3 donation is suggested for the dance, which will include Scandinavian, swing, ballroom and folk dances at Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St.

Lessons will begin the event at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dancing program from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Refreshments will be served afterward.

Partners are not required.

For more information, call 360-457-7035 or 360-452-6334.

Legislative update

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Democrats will host a 24th Legislative District update session at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The free session will be at the Democrats’ headquarters, 124-A First St.

The presenters will be state Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, Rep. Mike Chapman and Rep. Steve Tharinger. The trio also will preview legislative and budget issues for the upcoming 2018 session.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Call 360-452-0500 or see for more information.

Open house

PORT ANGELES — Soroptimist Port Angeles Jet Set will unveil the renovation completion of a historic home at Fifth and Race streets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Admission will be by donation. Proceeds will go to the club’s scholarship fund.

The home has been in hiding for many years and is now ready to welcome the curious.


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The Crescent Bay Lions Club’s benefit breakfast will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The public is invited to the breakfast at the Crescent Bay Lions Club clubhouse, 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 community projects.


Yoga storytime

SEQUIM — Children and their caregivers are invited to Sequim Library’s “Yoga Storytime” event at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

The interactive storytime will feature stories, songs, yoga poses and breathing exercises at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, ext. 7705; email; or visit

Book discussion

SEQUIM — “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman will be discussed at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Sequim Library.

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

Copies of the book are available in various formats including regular print, audiobook on CD and downloadable e-book.

They can be requested online by visiting the library catalog.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email or visit

Hospital guild speaker

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

The speaker event is free and open to the public.

The speaker, Sequim Police Department Staff Sgt. Sean Madison, will address elder exploitation and abuse.

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

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Elks bingo

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge invites those 18 and older to play bingo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free.

The minimum buy-in for the game is $10 at the lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.

For more information, call Crystal Parker at 360-683-3034.

Fall concert

SEQUIM — The Sequim Center for Spiritual Living will hold its fall concert at 2 p.m. Sunday.

A donation of $15 is suggested to the event at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St.

Al Harris, Craig Buhler and Jessie Lee will perform the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and other jazz pieces.

For more information, call 360-670-8078.

Roller derby

SEQUIM — The Port Scandalous Roller Derby will host the JBLM Bettie Brigade at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula.

Tickets are free to children ages 6 and younger; $8 to seniors, military and children ages 7-12; $10 for all others at the club, 400 W. Fir St.

There will be a beer garden for adults older than 21 with identification.

For information, email

Bunco, lunch, auction

SEQUIM — The Sequim Guild for Seattle Children’s Hospital will host an afternoon of bunco, lunch and an auction from noon to 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Tickets are $15 for the event at 525 N. Fifth Ave.

Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and proceeds will benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital.

For information, call Pam Herd at 360-683-3089 or email

Career and college fair

SEQUIM — Sequim High School will host a career and college fair Tuesday.

The free all-day event at the school, 601 N. Sequim Ave., is an opportunity for students to obtain information about continuing learning programs and careers.

Representatives of four- and two-year colleges and universities will be on hand. There also will be representatives of vocational and trade schools, career training programs and the military.

Information on Job Corps, AmeriCorps and financial aid forms will be available.

For information, contact Mitzi Sanders at 360-582-3631 or

Story slam

SEQUIM — A story slam is planned at 7 p.m. Thursday at Olympic Theatre Arts.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for OTA and Story People members at the theater, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Ten storytellers from the audience will be chosen at random to come to the microphone to share a five-minute true, personal story on the theme “Seriously.”

Stories must be told without notes and no readings will be permitted. Interested tellers should drop their names into a hat before the show.

For information, email

Community dinner

SEQUIM — A free community dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church.

The public is invited to the meal at the church at 100 S. Blake Ave. that will feature meatballs, roasted potatoes, vegetables, carrot salad, dessert and beverages.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling the church at 360-683-5367 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner.

They also can be made by emailing

Newcomer gardening

SEQUIM — The Clallam County Master Gardeners will host a gardening workshop for newcomers at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden.

The free event will take place in the garden at 2711 Woodcock Road.

For information, call Lorrie Hamilton at 360-565-2679.


Dresses for loan

FORKS — Members of the Forks Soroptimist Club will continue the Second Chances Prom Dress Project this year.

Those interested can either donate or borrow a dress for the homecoming dance Saturday in Forks and other dances in Clallam and Neah bays.

Lauren Decker, a former Forks High School student, created the project to begin loaning dresses to high school girls for dances.

Available are dresses long or short, sizes 1-22.

To donate or borrow a dress, call 360-640-3186 or 360-640-8241.

Timber museum sale

FORKS — The Forks Timber Museum will host rummage sales today and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The sale will be held at the annex at the south end of the parking lot, 1421 S. Forks Ave.

FAFSA parent night

FORKS — Forks High School senior parents are invited to the school’s presentation about Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

A Peninsula College representative will provide information and answer questions about FAFSA at the school’s library, 261 Spartan Ave.

The application process for FAFSA opened Oct. 1.

For more information, call 360-374-6263, ext. 263, or email shannon.

Elks bingo

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

Early bird sessions will start at 6:30 p.m. while regular bingo will start at 7 p.m. at the lodge at 941 Merchants Road.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

4-H Family Night

FORKS — There will be an information night for new 4-H families at 5 p.m. Monday at the Forks Library.

There will be no charge for admission at the library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

Four-H officials will talk about the basics of the club and how to join.

Immunization Clinic

FORKS — Clallam County Health and Human Services’ Public Health Department will offer an immunization clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at 140 C. St.

Interested people should call 360-374-3121 for an appointment. Cash or checks will be accepted; Medicaid can be billed.

Vaccinations will be available for children and adults.

Spartan Pride Night

FORKS — The community is invited to the second annual Spartan Pride Night Open House from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Forks High School Commons.

There will be many informational booths at the event at the school, 261 S. Spartan Ave.

There will be booths regarding graduation requirements, state testing requirements, an advisory program, senior project and letters of intent/information, advanced placement course offerings, FAFSA/WASFA, Upward Bound Program, Education First Student International Travel Information, college and career fair participants/vendors, important forms and policies for students/athletes, ELL Program and intervention programs.

There will be FHS Spartan gear available for purchase.

A Spartan tailgate BBQ and refreshments will begin at 6 p.m.

Community meeting

FORKS — Olympic Community Action Programs invites the public to participate in a “Dialogue About Our Community’s Needs” from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at the Peninsula Housing Authority, 351 Founders Way.

To reserve a seat, contact Ginger Bischel at 360-385-2571, ext. 6314, or email

Light refreshments will be available.

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