Kids’ fishing day, birding class among offerings this week on Peninsula

EDITOR’S NOTE — This has been corrected to show that the Sons of Norway Lodge’s breakfast will be Saturday. It was originally erroneously published as a Friday event.

A kids’ fishing day, a community dance and a birding class are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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

PORT TOWNSEND

Gemboree

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Rock Club will host its annual Gemboree from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Featured at the event will be demonstrations, which will be held in the Bob Sahil Building, located at 4907 Landes St.

This event is free and open to the public.

Demonstrations will include beading techniques, bezel setting, copper forming and gemstone faceting.

Those interested can receive hands-on learning in techniques.

For more information, phone Virginia Crandall at 360-379-8319.

Book signing, talk

PORT TOWNSEND — Dr. Neal Barnard will sign books and speak about cheese addiction at 2 p.m. Sunday.

He will present his most recent book, titled “The Cheese Trap,” at the Northwest Maritime Center, located at 431 Water St.

According to a news release, “If you’ve been looking to tackle cholesterol, skin problems, lose weight, headaches, joint pains, erectile dysfunction or respiratory troubles, or you just want to take an important step for the animals and the earth, this could be a great place to begin.”

Following the presentation, a question-and-answer session will be held.

Barnard has authored more than 70 scientific publications as well as 18 books, including the New York Times best-seller “Power Foods for the Brain.”

This event is sponsored by the Port Townsend Food Co-op and the Beyond Vegan Meet-Up Group.

For more information, go to ptveg.com. Books will be for sale for $14 each.

Anglers meeting

PORT TOWNSENDThe 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, Don Valaquez, a Department of Fish & Wildlife shellfish biologist, will provide insight into the upcoming shrimp season at the commission building at 333 Benedict St.

Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited.

Wolf presentation

PORT TOWNSEND — A free program about wolves will be presented at the Port Townsend Library from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

Chris Montero, Wolf Haven’s outreach coordinator, will provide information about wolf biology, behavior and recovery at the library, located at 1220 Lawrence St.

The idea of wolves being returned to the Olympic Peninsula will be addressed as well.

According to a press release: “After more than 70 years of absence, wolves have returned to Washington. Where are they and how are they surviving? How are they affecting the people who live in Washington?”

For more information, email Keith Darrock at kdarrock@cityofpt.us.

Spring migration cruise

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center in conjunction with Puget Sound Express will host a migration cruise Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The cruise, departing from Port Hudson Marina, 103 Hudson St., will sail to Protection Island to learn its history.

The cost is $60 for science center members and $80 for nonmembers.

Naturalists from the science center will provide commentary on local birds, mammals, geology, history and water.

Refreshments will be served.

Attendees can bring a lunch.

For more information, visit www.ptmsc.org/cruises.

Merchant coffee talk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Main Street Program will host a coffee talk about the 2018 Water Street Enhancement Program slated for January-June 2018 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday.

City staff and SCJ Alliance members will provide information about future project and be available for a question-and-answer session in the Cotton Building, located at 607 Water St.

The cost is $5 for Main Street members and $7 for nonmembers.

Refreshments will be served.

Those interested in attending need to make reservations before Monday.

Reservations can be made by emailing admin@mainstreet.org or phoning the program’s office at 360-385-7911.

For more information, visit www.cityofpt.us.

Plant-a-Palooza

PORT TOWNSEND — The Swan School will host a plant sale featuring a wide variety of annual flowers, succulents, perennials and baskets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

The sale will be held at the school, 2345 Kuhn St.

For information, call 360-385-7340 or email info@swanschool.com.

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 “Addiction.”

For more information, go to www.conversation cafe.org.

Society presentation

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Historical Society will host a presentation, “On Whose Land We Stand,” at 7 tonight in city council chambers.

The suggested donation is $5 for the presentation by Barb Laski at 540 Water St.

For information, call 360-385-1003 or email brooke@jchswa.org.

Poetry reading

PORT TOWNSEND — Author Michael Dylan Welch will read selections of his work at the Writers’ Workshoppe and Imprint Books at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The free reading will take place at the bookstore, 820 Water St.

For information, call 360-379-2617.

Beatles tribute

PORT TOWNSEND — KPTZ 91.9 FM will host two special Beatles tribute concerts at the Wheeler Theater in Fort Worden State Park on Saturday and Sunday to mark its sixth year of operation.

The concerts will be at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. A reception is planned before each show at Taps at the Guardhouse Bistro.

Advance tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets; Crossroads Music, 2100 Lawrence St.; and KPTZ at Mountain View Commons.

All proceeds will help support and sustain the station’s ongoing operating expenses.

The shows will feature interpretations of 29 Beatles songs, chosen from all periods of the band’s career and performed by local performers and special guests.

For more information, visit www.kptz.org, email accounts@kptz.org, or call 360-379-6886.

PT Shorts

PORT TOWNSEND — Author Skip Horack will be be featured at PT Shorts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Key City Playhouse.

The free monthly program will be at the theater building, 419 Washington St.

For information, call 360-385-5278 or email box office@keycitypublic theatre.org.

Horse show

PORT TOWNSEND — The Silver Spurs Horse Show will be Saturday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St.

For information, email Glenda Meek at gjs106@hotmail.com.

Shanties singalong

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center will host a sea chantey singalong session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The free singalong will be at the center, 431 Water St.

These songs once echoed across the Port Townsend waterfront during the golden age of sail.

For information, call Jay Hagar at 360-390-4547 or email crabcaptain1@gmail.com.

CHIMACUM

Garden sale

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation’s plant sale will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will feature potted perennials, annuals and starts labeled by local Master Gardeners in the large pavilion at H.J. Carroll Park, located at 9884 state Highway 19.

Organizers advise those interested to arrive early for the best selection.

Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about how to plant and care for purchases.

Many of the Master Gardeners who supply young plants for sale will provide pictures of mature versions of their offerings.

The foundation will also be conducting a plant clinic during the event, so bring specimens of problem plants for diagnosis.

For more information, email Bridget Gregg at mailto:wsujeffcomg@gmail.com.

Plant sale

CHIMACUM — Kul Kah Han Native Plant Garden’s spring plant sale will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at H.J. Carroll Park.

Grasses, ground covers, shrubs, annuals and perennials will be featured at the park, located at 9884 state Highway 19.

Attendees will also be able to view the park’s gardens in bloom and talk with volunteers about drought-tolerant native plants for home or business landscaping.

The garden also has volunteer programs — every Wednesday through October — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for those interested.

For more information about the plant sale or volunteering, contact Bekka Bloom, outreach coordinator, at 360-301-6241 or bekka4nativeplants@gmail.com, or visit www.native plantgarden.org.

NORDLAND

Plant sale

NORDLAND — The Nordland Garden Club will host its biennial plant sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Featured at the sale will be more than 60 rhododendrons, vegetable starts, tomatoes, herbs, perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees at the club, located at 320 Garden Club Road.

Also featured will be garden-related crafts and raffles.

Organizers encourage those interested to arrive early for the best selection.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit Chimacum School’s Pi and Backpack programs, college scholarships and maintenance of the garden’s clubhouse and grounds.

For more information, contact Pat Seavoy at 360-385-4661 or tseavoy@ olympus.net.

PORT LUDLOW

GOP meeting

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

The guest speaker will be Jane Schwenke, who will address the topic of technocracy.

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

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

Women’s ensemble

PORT LUDLOW— Women of the World will perform as an ensemble at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Ludlow Bay Club.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for seating at 6:30 p.m. at the club, 120 Spinnaker Place.

Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2554437.

Women of the World is an ensemble from different corners of the globe.

For information, go to portludlowperformingarts.com.

PORT HADLOCK

Customer appreciation

PORT HADLOCK — Hadlock Building Supply will host a Customer Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

There will be free lunch, free music by the Dukes of Dabob at 1 p.m. and free drawings at 3 p.m. at the business, 901 Ness’ Corner Road.

For information, call 360-385-1771 or email elena@hadlockbuilding supply.com.

GARDINER

Health seminar

GARDINER — A health seminar will be held in the Gardiner Community Center from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Dr. Edward Eissman, will speak about degenerative pain and joint replacements at the center, located at 980 Old Gardiner Road.

Eissman will also focus on arthritis and osteoporosis and the surgical and nonsurgical treatments available.

He will be joined by Mitzi Hazard, manager of Rehabilitation Services and Wellness, who will present information on the continuum of care relating to Jefferson Healthcare’s “Total Joint Replacement” program.

Following the presentations, a question-and-answer session will be held with Eissmann and Hazard.

Refreshments will be served.

SEQUIM

Luncheon, fashion show

SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild will hold its annual May luncheon, fashion show and silent auction from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at 7 Cedars Casino.

The social hour will start at 11 a.m., followed by a lunch at 12:30 p.m. in Club 7 at the casino, located at 270756 U.S. Highway 101.

The silent auction will feature more than 100 quality items, and 15 door prizes will be given out to patrons during the event.

The price for all three events is $20.

Tickets can be purchased at the guild’s thrift shop, located at 204 W. Bell St. in Sequim.

According to an organizer, more than 100 of the 150 tickets available have been sold so far.

All proceeds will be given to the medical community in Sequim.

Family living contests

SEQUIM — The Clallam County Pomona Grange will have its Lecturer/Family Living Contests this Saturday at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

This contest is open to the public.

Contest categories include photography, painting and drawing, fiber arts, holiday crafts, recycled crafts, baking, quilting and sewing.

Entries will be accepted between 10 a.m. and noon, with judging starting at 12:30 p.m.

There will be a public viewing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and participants can pick up their entries at 4 p.m.

Adults, youths and junior groups are judged separately.

For more information, phone Joy Barrett at 360-683-7021.

Free concert

SEQUIM — The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe will feature a free concert from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Vincent Redhouse will play traditional Native American flute music at the Red Cedar Hall Community Center, located at 1033 Old Blyn Highway.

Redhouse is a Navajo and a two-time Grammy Award nominee.

He also is a 2016 Native American Music Awards & Association Artist of the Year nominee for his CD “Appear to Be.”

For more information, phone 360-682-1109.

Thrift shop

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

Many new and gently used items await purchase at the shop, located at 204 W. Bell St.

Featured will be furniture with accessories, dishware and kitchenware, summer shoes, jewelry and designer handbags as well as spring fashions.

All white tags will be marked at half-price.

New consignors and volunteers are always needed.

For more information, phone 360-683-7044.

Coalition meeting

SEQUIM — The Peninsula Trails Coalition’s annual meeting will occur from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The group will meet at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, located at 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

During the meeting, attendees can get the latest updates regarding the Olympic Discovery Trail.

Plant sale, show

SEQUIM — A plant sale — accompanied by a car show — is set from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Plants available will include vegetable starts, tomatoes, herbs, annual and perennial flowers, houseplants, African violets and shrubs at the church, located at 100 S. Blake Ave.

Other garden-related items also will be offered.

The Sequim Valley Car Club will have a display of antique and vintage vehicles in the church parking lot.

Learn to row

SEQUIM — The Sequim Yacht Club will offer a class about rowing from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday at John Wayne Marina’s south parking lot.

Adults and youths 16 and older can participate in the event at the parking lot, located at 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road.

According to a news release, rowing is easy on the knees and joints, builds dexterity and strength, improves overall fitness and provides great companionship.

Those interested are advised to wear suitable clothing for rowing and to be prepared to walk into the water.

For more information, contact Dennis Miller at 360-681-8175 or dennis@featherhorsedesigns.com.

Science Café

SEQUIM — Liz VanBoskirk, a field engineer studying tectonic events along the Cascadia and Juan de Fuca subduction zones, is the featured guest at the next Science Café at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Science Café, sponsored by the Sequim Education Foundation, is at Paradise Restaurant, 703 N. Sequim Ave., and is free and open to the public.

VanBoskirk’s presentation is titled “Episodic Tremor and Slip Events in Cascadia as Observed by Earthscope’s Plate Boundary Observatory’s Borehole Strainmeters.”

VanBoskirk, who works for UNAVCO (University NAVSTAR Consortium)— a nonprofit university-governed consortium that facilitates geoscience research and education — will talk about how observing the subduction zone is crucial for understanding the mechanism of a potential 8.0-magnitude earthquake that occurs on the interval of 500 to 600 years in the Pacific Northwest, the most recent occurring in 1700.

Mental health, aging

SEQUIM — Dr. Joshua Jones will present a free WOW! Working on Wellness Forum on “The Mental Well-Being Challenges of Living Longer” at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The talk will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

He is a board-certified general and forensic psychiatrist and is a well-established physician in Clallam County.

From 2 p.m. to 2:20 p.m., nurses will offer blood pressure checks.

WOW! Working on Wellness is a health education program of the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic. The Basic Urgent Care Clinic is open to patients at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays.

Individuals interested in supporting the clinic can call 360-582-0218.

Dinner, auction

SEQUIM — The Olympic Kiwanis Club will hold its second annual Spring Dinner and Auction at 5 p.m. Saturday at 7 Cedars Casino.

Tickets are $50 per person or $320 for a table of eight. For tickets, call Darcey Beck at 360-461-4846 or go to kiwanis dinner.brownpapertickets.com.

The dinner and auction will raise funds for Sequim High School senior scholarships and for Camp Beausite.

Meet the artist

SEQUIM — The Fifth Avenue invites the public to its art gallery for an artist reception at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The free reception will feature artist B.Z. Zabora, refreshments and free tours of the facility at 500 W. Hendrickson Road.

For information, call 360-683-3345.

Cat’s Meow dance

SEQUIM — The Cat’s Meow Swing Quintet will perform music of the 1940s and ’50s for a dance at The Fifth Avenue at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $4 for Shipley members and $5 for nonmembers at The Fifth Avenue, 500 W. Hendrickson Road.

Attendees are invited to dance or sit back and enjoy the music.

For information, call 360-683-3345.

High tea, music

SEQUIM — Shipley Center will sponsor a high tea with musical entertainment at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tickets are $18 for members and $22 for nonmembers at Shipley Center’s main office, 921 E. Hammond St.

Catering will be provided by the cafe at the center, with music by harpist Laraine Claire.

For information, call 360-683-6806.

Singing lessons

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus will present free singing lessons for men at 6:30 p.m. this Tuesday and continuing for each Tuesday for four weeks.

Lessons will be one hour each week at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

There are no tryouts. All lessons are free, and men of all ages are welcome. Participants can come to as many of the lessons as they choose.

Lessons will be led by Kyra Humphrey, a local voice teacher.

For information, call Rich Wyatt at 360-460-2801.

Benefit dinner

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Academy will host a fundraising spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Sequim High School cafeteria, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youths ages 7-16, free for those 6 and younger.

All donations go to help Olympic Peninsula Academy programs, supplies and events.

There also will be performances from its student choir group and other enrichment classes.

FFA plant sale

SEQUIM — Agricultural science and horticulture students at Sequim High School will host the annual Future Farmers of America plant sale Wednesday through May 13.

The sale will be at the greenhouse on the north end of the high school campus, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Hours are from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and May 12, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13.

For more information, call Steve Mahitka at 360-582-3666.

Great decisions

SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Sequim Library.

The free discussion program will be in the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The program will be a moderated group discussion on “Conflict in the South China Sea.”

For information, contact James Moore at 360-808-9080 or misterjmm@gmail.com.

PORT ANGELES

Norwegian waffles

PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway Lodge will whip up Norwegian waffles at Scandia Hall from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Entry will be $7.

President Dick Grinstad will mix the waffles and the irons will be ready to go at 9 a.m. at the hall, 131 W. Fifth St.

Many toppings will be available — butter, syrup, jam, lingonberries, whipped cream and even peanut butter.

Coffee, tea and juice also will be served.

Proceeds from the breakfast will support the lodge’s programs.

Drag show

PORT ANGELES — A PG-13 drag show is planned at Studio Bob on Saturday.

The Haus of Paradisco of Seattle will perform from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the studio at 118½ E. Front St.

The Disney-themed extravaganza has some adult humor and some sexual innuendo, organizers said.

Tickets are $10 for those 13 and older and $5 for those 12 and younger.

The audience is invited and encouraged to dress up.

Community dance

PORT ANGELES — A community dance is planned at Studio Bob from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Tickets are available at the door of Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St. Discounted advance tickets are available at Harbor Arts Gallery, 110 E. Railroad Ave.

Proceeds from the dance will help purchase a stairclimber for Studio Bob.

At 7:30 p.m., Mary Alice Long — creator of Play=Peace — will lead the community dance.

Food and drink will be available for purchase in the Loom.

For more information, contact Long at 206-200-4542 or maryalice@playequalspeace.com.

Special sale

PORT ANGELES — Serenity House’s Port Angeles thrift store will have a sale every Friday and Saturday — until further notice — from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All merchandise at the store, located at 502 E. First St., will sell for 75 percent to 95 percent off the ticket price.

Items featured will be furniture, collectibles, housewares, home decor, clothing, books and specialty items.

The Port Angeles sale days are in addition to regular operating hours at the Sequim Serenity House Thrift Store, 551 W. Washington St., which is open seven days a week.

To schedule pickup of donations from the Port Angeles and Sequim areas, phone 360-683-8269.

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.

Coalition meeting

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam Progressive Coalition’s general meeting will be held at the Port Angeles Library from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The group will discuss the Port Angeles city code vs. second-class city and a whole Washington single-payer health care ballot initiative in the Carver Room, located at 2210 S. Peabody St.

The group is “a non-partisan political action group dedicated to a platform of economic, social, racial and environmental justice that ensures the health, rights and well-being of the 99 percent,” according to a news release.

For more information, phone 360-461-5551, email clallamprogressive coalition@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/ClallamPC.

Farm tour

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam Conservation District is offering a free tour of Freedom Farm from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday.

The tour of the farm at 493 Spring Road in Port Angeles will showcase natural approaches for managing mud and manure while keeping horses healthy.

Due to space limitations, preregistration is required.

For more information and to register, call the conservation district at 360-775-3747, ext. 2, or email jennifer.bond@clallamcd.org.

Ecosystem talk

PORT ANGELES — Doctoral student Russell Kramer of the University of Washington will present a lecture on the history and modern discoveries of Sitka spruce ecosystems at 6 p.m. at the Port Angeles Library on Thursday.

The free lecture will be in the library’s Carver Room at 2210 S. Peabody St.

Kramer will cover the history of the Sitka spruce and its role in the ecology and development of the Olympic Peninsula region, as well as America’s World War II efforts.

He will cover his ongoing research in canopy science and how it relates to ecosystem management and the Sitka spruce.

For information, call 360-417-8500, ext. 7750.

Film screening

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College’s “Magic of Cinema” will feature a free screening of “Tickling Giants” at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The film tells the story of comedian Bassem Youssef and will be screened in the Maier Performance Hall on the campus, located at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Following the film, a panel discussion will be held.

For more information, contact Dr. Helen Lovejoy at hlovejoy@pencol.edu or 360-417-6362.

Affirmations

PORT ANGELES — The Center for Spiritual Living Port Angeles will host a workshop from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The workshop, titled “Empowering Affirmations,” will be facilitated by the Rev. Clancy Blakemore at the center, located at 254 N. Bagley Creek Road.

The cost for the class is $20.

Anyone 14 or older can attend.

For more information, phone 714-642-4925.

Rummage sale

PORT ANGELES — The Answer for Youth (TAFY) will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the alley at 535 E. First St.

Items for sale include housewares, kids’ toys, electronics, kitchenware, furniture, office items and crafts.

For information, contact Susan Hillgren at 360-670-4363 or susanhillgren@olypen.com.

JOYCE

Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The public is invited to the Port Angeles 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 at 181 Holly Hill Road off state Highway 112.

The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.

Luck of the Draw will provide music for the event.

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.

FORKS

Customer service

FORKS — A free customer service workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Those interested can brush up on their service skills at the Rainforest Arts Center, located at 35 N. Forks Ave.

Topics that will be covered include customer service skills, positive and productive public interaction, team-building exercises and local promoting.

Special guests will include Ranger Jared Low, Olympic National Park; Linda Offutt, museum manager at the Forks Timber Museum; and Lissy Andros, executive director of the Forks Chamber of Commerce, who will talk about the Forever Twilight in Forks Collection.

Attendees will receive a certificate of completion after the event.

Preregistration is encouraged but not required.

To register, email your name and session choice to chamber@forkswa.com, phone 360-374-2531 or visit the commerce’s visitor information center at 1411 S. Forks Ave.

For more information, visit www.forkswa.com/events.

White Cane auction

FORKS — The Forks Lions Club will host a live auction for White Cane Day at 1 p.m. Saturday at Blakeslee’s Bar and Grill.

Proceeds, including bartender tips, will raise money for Lions Club sight projects.

The bar is located at 1222 S. Forks Ave.

Donations will be accepted until the end of the auction.

Fishing Day

FORKS — The West End Sportsmen’s Club will host its annual Kids Fishing Day at the Bogachiel Hatchery Rearing Pond from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday.

All children age 12 and younger are welcome to this free fishing event at 2944 Bogachiel Way.

Hot chocolate and doughnuts will be provided free of charge; donations will be welcome. Children will be limited to five fish.

Club members will be on hand to assist children. Parental support and guidance are appreciated.

Attendees are asked to follow the signage for parking.

Free luncheon

FORKS — The monthly free senior citizen luncheon at First Congregational Church of Forks will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Doors will open at noon at the church, 280 S. Spartan Ave.

This month’s menu will include braised beef tips, rice, gelatin salad, a vegetable, dessert and coffee or punch.

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