German dinner, singing bowls, instant pot cooking featured on Peninsula this weekend

A German dinner, a singing bowl sound bath and a lesson on instant pot cooking are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at


Winterfest dinner

FORKS — A winterfest German dinner is planned for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The dinner will be at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 250 N. Blackberry Ave.

The menu features bratwurst from Uli’s Famous Sausages, spaetzle, sauerkraut, sweet kraut salad, salad and apple cakes.

Admission is by donation, with all proceeds benefiting the church.


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — A benefit breakfast is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The meal will be served at the Crescent Bay Lions Clubhouse, 181 Holly Hill Road.

The menu includes pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, breakfast meats and beverages.

The meal costs $7 per person, $4 for children. Proceeds go to the Crescent Bay Lions for community programs and scholarships.


Genealogy class

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will conduct an open house at its research center from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

At the research center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., visitors will be permitted to browse the books and use databases, such as Ancestry, Find My Past and Fold3 at no cost.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with searches.

During the open house, Virginia Majewski will host a free “brick wall” session at 1 p.m.

Majewski will help attendees find ways to approach particularly difficult genealogy problems, commonly referred to as “brick walls.”

For more information, call 360-417-5000, email [email protected] or visit

Valentine tea party

PORT ANGELES — The Order of the Eastern Star will host “For the Love of Tea” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Valentine’s tea party will be at the Port Angeles Masonic Temple, 622 S. Lincoln St.

Tickets are $10 per person.

The tea will include live music, a silent auction and a quilt raffle.

To buy tickets, call Mary Miller at 360-417-9236.

Singing bowls

PORT ANGELES — Sophia Engkvist will present “Christmas Singing Bowls with Sophia” from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday.

The concert will be in the barn at the Center for Spiritual Living, 254 N. Bagley Creek Road.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 per person.

Blankets and cushions are available. Attendees are encouraged to bring mats and lie down during the sound bath.

For more information, call Engkvist at 360-460-7455 or email sophia [email protected].

Avalanche class

PORT ANGELES — Sam Luthy will present an Avalanche Awareness class at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The class will be presented across the hall from Smuggler’s Landing on the second floor of The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 per person.

Luthy, who is with the Northwest Avalanche Center, will present information about reducing the risk presented by avalanches during winter recreation.

Beekeeper’s meeting

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers’ Association will hear a lecture by a Washington State University honeybee researcher when it meets at noon Sunday.

The public is invited to the meeting in the Port Angeles Library’s Carver Room, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The guest speaker is Susan Cobey.

For more information, call Greg Butler at 360-602-2560, email [email protected] or visit

Improv workshop

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Community Players will sponsor a free improv workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The bi-monthly workshop will be at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E Lauridsen Blvd.

The workshop, conducted by Lara Starcevich and Fred Robinson, is open to anyone 16 or older.

For more information, email [email protected].

Dancing program

PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway will host a dance from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The dance will be at Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St.

Admission is a suggested donation of $3.

The program will include Scandinavian, swing, ballroom and folk dancing.

A lesson will be conducted at 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited. No partner is needed. Families and all ages are welcome.

Refreshments will follow the dancing.

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


Boating clinic

SEQUIM — Ray Madsen will present “AIS: Automatic Identification System” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The clinic will be in The Gathering Place at Sunland, 135 Fairway Place.

Madsen will discuss the use of AIS receivers and transponders by recreational boaters in the Salish Sea.

The free boating clinic is sponsored by the American Boating Club of the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more information, visit www.northolympic

Book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of the Sequim Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be in the Friends’ building behind the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The sale will feature sheet music for guitar, piano, strings and voice in the classical, rock, jazz and Broadway genres and a 33-volume collection of westerns by William Johnstone.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit programs at the Sequim Library.

Science Saturday

SEQUIM — The Pacific Science Center will present “Visual-Eyes” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The presentation is part of the Second Saturday Science series at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The program is designed for youths from 7 to 12.

The Junior Science Explorers will meet at noon for a program on how the brain processes sensory input.

The junior program is for children from 4 to 6 and their caregivers.

Both programs are free, but due to limited space, registration is required.

For more information or to register, call 360-683-1161, email [email protected] or visit

Book discussion

SEQUIM — The Second Saturday Book Discussion Group will discuss “The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: How to Know What’s Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake” by Steven Novella at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The monthly book discussions are in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

In March, the group will discuss “Convenience Store Woman” by Sayaka Murata.

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

VFW dance

SEQUIM — Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a public dance from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The free dance will be at the post hall at 169 E. Washington St.

Jerry’s Western Swing will perform classic country hits from the ’50s and ’60s.

Birding hike

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society will sponsor a birding hike from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sunday.

The group will meet in the south parking lot at the John Wayne Marina, 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road.

The free hike will include the marina and the Pitship Pocket Estuary, and should present the opportunity to see marbled murrelets, long-tailed ducks, varied thrushes and warblers.

For more information, call trip leader John Gatchet at 503-781-5043 or email [email protected].

Sunday breakfast

SEQUIM — The Veterans of Foreign Wars will serve breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The meal will be served at the post hall at 169 E. Washington St.

The meal costs $6 per person and is open to the public.

The menu includes western omelettes, hash browns, juice and coffee.

For more information, visit

Elks bingo

SEQUIM — Sequim Elks will host bingo games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Games will be at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Admission is free with a minimum buy-in of $10.

Players must be 18 or older.

Proceeds will go to Elks scholarship programs, other charities and lodge operating expenses.

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

Dance concert

SEQUIM — Sequim Elks will host a dance and concert from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

The dance is at the Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Admission will be $10 per person; $8 for Elks members.

Music will be performed by Abakis and include folk, pop, classic country and swing.

For more information, call Lance Staub at 360-460-9608 or email [email protected].


Tree planting

DISCOVERY BAY — The North Olympic Salmon Coalition is seeking volunteers to plant trees and native shrubs at Discovery Bay from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The coalition is trying to plant 10,000 trees during the 2020 planting season.

Interested volunteers can get details on the location and parking when they RSVP at

The coalition also has work parties planned for Feb. 15 and Feb. 19 at the Dungeness River and Feb. 29 at Siebert Creek.

For more information, call the coalition at 360-379-8051, email [email protected] or visit


Garden lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Robin Fitch will present “Designing with Foliage First” from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday.

The program is the first in the Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation’s 2020 Yard and Garden lecture series, presented at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

Tickets are $12 each if space is available.

Tickets can be purchased at the Port Townsend Garden Center, 406 Benedict St., Shold’s Nursery, 1615 W. Sims Way, or by calling 360-301-2081.

For more information, visit

Ask the chef

PORT TOWNSEND — The Food Co-op will host “Ask the Chef: Master the Instant Pot — Vegetarian Indian” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The free cooking demonstration by Sidonie Maroon will be in the co-op at 414 Kearney St.

For more information, call 360-385-2883, email [email protected] or visit

Benefit concert

PORT TOWNSEND — A benefit jazz band concert is set for 7 p.m. Saturday.

The concert will be at the Blue Heron Middle School, 3939 San Juan Ave.

Admission will be by donation. Proceeds will benefit the Center Valley Animal Rescue in Quilcene.

The concert will be performed by members of the Port Townsend Summer Band, the Port Townsend High School Band and the Blue Heron Middle School Band.

Some of the selections on the program include “Take The ‘A’ Train,” “Bill Bailey,” “Won’t You Please Come Home” and “Basin Street Blues.”

Work party

PORT TOWNSEND — Admiralty Audubon Society will sponsor a work party in Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The party will meet in the parking lot of Chase Bank, 419 Kearney St.

The society plans to pull Scotch broom and other invasive plants and to pick up trash.

Scotch broom pullers, garbage grabbers and trash bags will be provided. Attendees should bring work gloves.

For more information, call 360-385-0307 or email [email protected].

Old-time jam

PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Grange will host an old-time jam session at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The jam will be held at the grange hall at 1219 Coronal Ave.

Admission is a suggested donation of $3-$5. Each attendee is encouraged to bring a snack to share.

For more information, visit

Ocean lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Neil Harrington will present “Toxic Phytoplankton of the Pacific Northwest” at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The lecture is part of the Future of Oceans series presented in the Fort Worden Chapel, 200 Battery Way.

Admission will be $5; students and teachers will be admitted free.

Harrington, an environmental biologist with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, will discuss the latest findings on toxic phytoplanktons in the Salish Sea.

The presentation is part of the Future of Oceans series, sponsored by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.

For more information, visit

Country dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Nan Evans will be calling an English country dance from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The dance will be at the Rosewind Common House, 3131 Haines St.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5.

Music for the dance will be performed by the Rosewind Country Dance Band.

The dance will be followed by a potluck dinner.

The venue is fragrance-free, and street shoes are not permitted on the dance floor. Dance shoes and slippers are acceptable.

For more information, email [email protected].

Sea Tales

PORT TOWNSEND — The third Sea Tales on a Winter’s Eve is set for 4 p.m. Sunday.

The annual event is presented at the Artful Sailor, 410 Washington St.

Admission is a suggested donation of $20, a portion of which will benefit the Puget Sound Orca Conservancy.

Emiliano Marino will read excerpts from “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville.

Refreshments will be served during a short intermission.

For more information, or to reserve a seat, call 360-344-8120.


Knitting circle

BRINNON — Brinnon Parks and Recreation District will host a community knitting circle from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The monthly circle meets at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101.

Attendees will knit and crochet hats for local first responders.

Yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks will be provided by Fiber and Clay.

For more information, email [email protected].


Rhody coronation

CHIMACUM — The 85th Rhododendron Festival Coronation is set for 3 p.m. Saturday.

The annual event is in the auditorium at Chimacum High School, 91 West Valley Road.

This year’s candidates are Brigette Palmer, Hailey Hirschel and Jenessah Seebergoss.

Admission is $5 per person.

For more information, visit


Apiculture lecture

PORT HADLOCK — Jim Ulrich will present “Keeping Orchard Mason Bees in Your Own Back Yard” at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Ulrich will address a meeting of the East Jefferson County Beekeepers’ Association at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Ulrich will discuss how to attract and retain native orchard mason bees in your own back yard by providing them with habitat and shelter.

For more information, call Rich Thomas at 360-379-2621 or email [email protected].

Cancer Veterans lunch

PORT HADLOCK — The Quimper Prostate Cancer Veterans will hold a no-host luncheon at noon Saturday.

The prostate cancer support group meets in the back room at Fiesta Jalisco, 10893 Rhody Drive.

For more information, call John Davis at 360-379-6729.

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