Olympic Laundry building

Olympic Laundry building

Historic building tour, Song Circle offered this weekend

A historic building tour, a legal aid clinic and a song circle are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Historic building tour

PORT ANGELES — Soroptimist International of Port Angeles — Jet Set will host a public tour of the historic Olympic Laundry building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The laundry at 418 S. Lincoln St. was built in 1924.

Fourth-generation owner Malcolm White and his mother, Consuelo White, will be on site to share the history of this local business.

Admission is by donation, proceeds will help fund scholarships for girls and women.

For more information, call Jean Hordyk at 360-457-1041.

Dancing program

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

The program is held at Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St.

The program includes Scandinavian, swing, ballroom and folk dancing, a lesson will be held at 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited, no partner is needed, families and all ages welcome.

Suggested donation is $3, refreshments will follow the dancing.

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

Legal aid clinic

PORT ANGELES — Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers will present a legal aid clinic, a free program offering drop-in legal advice for members of the public, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The clinic will be at the Masonic Hall, 622 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles.

It is clinic is designed to allow local people to address their civil legal issues in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers.

Legal aid clinics are geared to help those who are financially unable to otherwise access an attorney but are open to all those who show up.

Attorney volunteers will be available to answer legal questions, direct people to local services that might be able to assist them and to explain the legal process to them.

It is recommended that attendees arrive on time to ensure being seen by an attorney. Attendees are also encouraged to bring relevant legal documents with them.


Meditation group

CARLSBORG — A meditation group has started in Carlsborg on Saturdays.

The group holds sessions at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the Therapeutic Arts Center, 261043 U.S. Highway 101, Suite B.

Admission is by donation.

For more information, call Pamela Kuhlman at 360-990-0175 or visit www.therapeuticartscenter.com.


Focus On series

SEQUIM — The Dungeness River Audubon Center will present “Focus On Wildflowers” at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The wildlife lecture is part of the Focus On series held in the center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The lecture costs $10 per person, $5 for members.

For more information, call the center at 360-681-4076, email [email protected] or visit www.dungenessrivercenter.org.

Tree planting

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Salmon Coalition is seeking volunteers to plant trees and native shrubs along the Dungeness River 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 www.tinyurl.com/PDN-Plant-Trees.

The coalition has another work party planned at the Dungeness River on Wednesday.

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

Art workshop

SEQUIM — Jeff Tocher will teach how to draw continuous contour line self-portraits at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The workshop is part of the Kids Create Art series at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Participants will work with watercolors and tempera paints.

All materials will be provided for this free workshop for youths ages 7 to 12 years.

Due to limited space, registration is required at www.nols.org.

Thrift shop open

SEQUIM — The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild will open its thrift shop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The shop is at 204 W. Bell St.

This week the shop will feature women’s fashions in larger sizes, two Tuscan chandeliers, kitchen appliances and warm coats and jackets.

All white tag items are half price.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Symphony concert

SEQUIM — The Sequim Symphony will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The free concert is at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

Conductor Phil Morgan-Ellis will lead a program that included Beethoven, Elgar, Shostakovich and Rossini.

Baked goods will be available for donation, proceeds will benefit the Sequim Kids String Academy.

VFW dance

SEQUIM — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760 plans a public dance from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The free dance is at Post 4760 at 169 E. Washington St.

Jerry’s Western Swing with special guest Jim Hansen will perform classic country hits from the ’50s and ’60s.

Sunday breakfast

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

The meal is served at Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St.

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

The menu includes French toast, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee.

For more information, visit www.vfwpost4760.com.

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.

Dinner and dance

SEQUIM — The Buck Ellard Band will perform “Playing The Songs You Forgot You Remembered” from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The dinner and dance will be at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

Admission is $10 per person and includes dinner.

For more information, call Loretta at 360-582-0100.

Wildflowers in spotlight

SEQUIM — Local wildflowers will be the topic in the fourth of the 2019-2020 Focus On Series set from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The talk will be at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

This series dives deep in the lives of different animals and plants.

For more information, call 360-681-4076 or email to [email protected].


Observer training

GARDINER — The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society will conduct Western Bluebird and Climate Watch Volunteer Training from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The free class is at Wild Birds Unlimited, 276953 U.S. Highway 101.

For more information, call Joyce Volmut at 785-554-6379 or email [email protected].


Volunteer orientation

QUILCENE — Center Valley Animal Rescue will host a volunteer orientation meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be at the rescue, 11900 Center Road.

The rescue operates a no-kill animal shelter that cares for an average of 150 animals per day, according to a press release.

The organization has a variety of volunteer positions available.

For more information, call the shelter at 360-765-0598 or email [email protected].


Family history lecture

CHIMACUM — Austin Kerr will address a meeting of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The society meets at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Kerr will discuss the way families were affected by the Great Depression.

The meeting begins with coffee and conversation at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, email [email protected].

Whistle Bees

Whistle Bees


Silent auction

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a silent auction from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to the auction at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.

The auction features a Mardi Gras lunch, a honey harvest, a class in collage card making and a murder mystery dinner as well as personal services such as massages and haircuts. Also auctioned will be pies, scones, biscotti and gift baskets filled with goodies, gift cards and certificates from local businesses.

Proceeds benefit the branch’s scholarship programs.

For more information on this free meeting, email [email protected] or visit pt-wa.aauw.net.

Garden lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Sue Goetz will present “The Herb Lovers’ Garden” from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday.

The program finishes 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 www.jcmgf.org.

Ukulele rendezvous

PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will host a rendezvous from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be in Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St.

The Uke Lab will begin at 11:30 a.m.; free classes for all skill levels will start at 1 p.m.

Loaner ukuleles will be available.

For more information, call 360-390-4919.

UFO meet-up

PORT TOWNSEND — Maurene Morgan will present “Ancient Megaliths: Do Prehistoric Monuments Provide Clues to Unraveling Humanity’s Mysterious Genetic and Cultural Origins?” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Morgan will speak at a meeting of Olympic UFO Meet-up at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting House, 1841 Sheridan Ave.

The monthly meetings are free and open to the public.

There will be a social gathering after the presentation.

For more information, call 360-344-2991 or email [email protected].

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — LauraMe Smith will call for a contra dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The dance will be at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.

Admission is $6 per person, children 16 and younger are admitted free.

Music will be provided by the Whistle Bees.

The evening begins with a dance lesson, free with admission, at 7:30 p.m.

Song Circle

PORT TOWNSEND — A traditional Song Circle is planned from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Quimper Grange.

Admission to the circle at the grange hall at 1219 Corona St., will be $3 to $5 per person.

Attendees who wish to share a song should bring 10 copies to pass around.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.quimpergrange.com.

Story swap

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Storytelling Guild will host a story swap at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The free storytelling session is at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

For more information, call Perry Spring at 360-316-9600 or email [email protected].

Folk dance jam

PORT TOWNSEND — A folk dance music jam is planned from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Quimper Grange.

Admission to the grange hall at 1219 Corona St. is $3 to $5 per person.

The session will focus on folk dance music from Scandinavia, Bulgaria and France.

Sheet music is available by email in advance.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.quimpergrange.com.

Memoir reading

PORT TOWNSEND — Sarah Townsend will read from her new book “Setting the Wire: A Memoir of Postpartum Psychosis” and answer questions at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Townsend’s presentation is part of the Goddard College’s MFA in Creative Writing program in the second floor Reading Room of Building 204 at Fort Worden, 200 Battery Way.

The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Townsend earned her Master of Fine Arts from Goddard.

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