UPCOMING EVENTS: Bingo, book discussion, plant clinic and more on the Peninsula

(File photo)

(File photo)

A pancake breakfast, a jazz concert to benefit the Feiro Center and a seed cleaning workshop are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar.


Work to learn

SEQUIM — Elaine Webber will present “Plants for Arid Summers” at a Work to Learn party at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The program, sponsored by the Sequim Botanical Garden Society, will be in the Terrace Garden at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Webber will share her experiences on landscaping plants that thrive instead of perish during periods of drought.

For more information, call Dona Brock at 360-460-8865, email [email protected] or SequimBotanicalGarden.org.

Elks bingo

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

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 years 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.

Novel conversations

SEQUIM — The Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group will discuss “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The group meets at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Next month the group will discuss “The Line Becomes a River” by Francisco Cantú.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Community dinner

SEQUIM — The public is invited to a free community dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The monthly meal is offered at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

The menu includes ham, sweet potatoes, vegetables, green salad, dessert and beverages.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 360-683-5367 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday or by emailing [email protected]


Masonic bingo

PORT ANGELES — Masonic Lodge 69 will host bingo from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight and Wednesday.

The lodge is located at 622 S. Lincoln St.

Proceeds benefit Lodge programs.

For more information, visit www.pamasonic.org.

Hog wild

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Medical Center Foundation will host its sixth “Hog Wild: A Night of Games, Suds and Grub” at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The annual fundraiser will be held at Harbinger Winery, 2358 W. U.S. Highway 101.

The event will feature a rib cook-off between local physicians and other medical providers, Harbinger wines, local beers, dinner from Coyote BBQ and games.

Tickets are $35 per person, proceeds will benefit the Children’s Clinic.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.omhf.org.

Summer concert

PORT ANGELES — No Rules will perform at Olympic Cellars Winery at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The performance is part of the Summer Concert series at the winery at 255410 U.S. Highway 101.

Admission is $13 in advance and $15 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Half the price of each ticket to this week’s concert will be donated to the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.

This week’s food vendor is Turnip the Beet.

For more information, call 360-452-0160 or visit www.olympiccellars.com.

Senior dance

PORT ANGELES — Cat’s Meow will perform for a swing dance from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The dance will be in the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Refreshments will be served from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person; first-time attendees are admitted free.

Book discussion

PORT ANGELES — The Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group will discuss “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The group meets in the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., the fourth Wednesday of each month.

In September the group will discuss “Educated” by Tara Westover.

For more information, call the library at 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Kiwanis to meet

PORT ANGELES — Steve Burke will address a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles at noon Thursday.

The club meets weekly at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.

Burke is a Port of Port Angeles commissioner and the executive director of the William Shore Pool.

The public is invited to attend the free meeting; food and beverages are available for purchase.

For more information, visit kiwanisofpa.portal buzz.com.

Benefit concert

PORT ANGELES — Ted Brancato and Paul Gabrielson will perform a jazz concert from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

The concert will be at the Port Angeles Yacht Club, 1305 Marine Drive.

Admission is $25 at www.feiromarinelifecenter.org/event/concert or $30 at the door, proceeds will benefit the Feiro Marine Life Center.

Admission includes light refreshments, beverages will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Melissa Williams at 360-417-6254 or email [email protected]


Pancake breakfast

JOYCE — The Spanish 3 class at Crescent School will serve a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday.

The benefit breakfast will be served at the covered picnic area at Salt Creek Recreation Area, 3506 Camp Hayden Road.

The meal costs $8 per person and $5 for children. Proceeds will help fund a class trip to Costa Rica next spring.


Wilderness Wednesday

DISCOVERY BAY — Rebecca Ramsey will present “Decriminalize Nature” from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The presentation is part of the Wilderness Wednesday series at Disco Bay Detour, 282332 U.S. Highway 101.

Ramsey, a member of the Port Townsend Psychedelic Society, will will discuss wild entheogenic plants and fungi — plants with psychoactive substances.

The program concludes with a cookout/potluck at the campfire.

For more information, visit www.discobaydetour.com.


Conversation Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today.

The group meets at Alchemy Restaurant, 842 Washington St.

This week’s topic is “Corporatocracy.”

Crankie Theater

PORT TOWNSEND — Bill Dentzel will present a scrolling Crankie Theater at 6 p.m. tonight.

The presentation, which chronicles the history of the carousel, will be held in the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

According to a press release, this presentation may be more interesting to older children.

Dentzel, a fifth-generation carousel-maker, will also offer carousel rides at the THING festival at Fort Worden this weekend.

For more information, visit www.ptpubliclibrary.org.

Fish feast

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Democrats will host their 25th annual Fish Feast from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The annual fundraiser will be held in the Erickson Building at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St.

Speakers will include state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz.

Dinner will start at 5:30 and speakers will begin at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $60 per person and are available online at www.jeffcodemocrats.com and at the door.

For more information, call Claire Roney at 360-531-1177.

Plant clinic

PORT TOWNSEND — WSU Master Gardener’s Plant Problem Clinic will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

The clinic is located in the Community Development Office, 621 Sheridan St., off Sims Way in the QFC mall complex.

It is held each Monday through September.

For plant problem diagnosis, Master Gardeners require a representative sample that clearly shows the un-healthy and healthy tissue.

Toastmasters to meet

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Toastmasters will host a Speech-a-Thon at noon Thursday.

The club meets in the first-floor hospitality room at Avamere at Port Townsend, 1201 Hancock St.

The public is welcome to attend this free event.

For more information, call or text 360-789-7691 or visit jeffco.toastmastersclubs.org.

Author talk

PORT TOWNSEND — Jennifer Haigh will speak from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Haigh’s presentation is part of the free Author Talk series at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

Haigh recently published the novel “Heat and Light.” She is also the author of “Faith,” “The Condition,” “Baker Towers” and “Mrs. Kimble.”

For more information, call the library at 360-344-3181 or visit www.ptpubliclibrary.org.

Bluegrass concert

PORT TOWNSEND — The Missy Raines Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The bluegrass concert will be held at Rainshadow Recording, Building 315 on Fort Worden.

Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online at missyraines.brownpapertickets.com.

For more information, call Everett Moran at 360-301-0291 or email [email protected]


Philosophy in the Barn

CHIMACUM — Wesley Cecil will discuss the history of philosophy from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The lecture is part of the Philosophy in the Barn series presented in the Hay Barn at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

The suggested donation is $5.

The barn is unheated so participants are encouraged to dress for the weather.


Seed cleaning

PORT HADLOCK — A workshop will demonstrate seed cleaning techniques from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.

The free workshop will be at the Sunfield Farm and School, 111 Sunfield Lane.

Attendees are encouraged to bring seeds to clean. They will have an opportunity to swap seeds with others.

For more information, email Karen Seabrook at [email protected]

Plant clinic

PORT HADLOCK — WSU Master Gardeners will conduct a plant clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The clinic is located at 121 Oak Bay Road.

For plant problem diagnosis, Master Gardeners require a representative sample that clearly shows the un-healthy and healthy tissue.

Virtual reality

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library at 620 Cedar Ave., will host a virtual reality session for adults from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Adults will be invited to experience virtual reality with an Oculus device while guided and supported by trained staff.

Computer virtual reality will provide users opportunities to swim in the deep sea, make friends with a little robot, visit the White House or a national park, or relax with a virtual movie that happens around you.


Items for this listing of community events must be submitted by 5 p.m. Mondays. To submit, call 360-417-3527, fax 360-417-3521, email [email protected] or visit the newsroom at 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA, 98362.

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