Keith Dekker, who will talk about pruning ornamentals Thursday in the Clallam County Courthouse Commissioners’ Meeting Room, is pictured at a job site in Sequim pruning a hydrangea. (Submitted photo)

Keith Dekker, who will talk about pruning ornamentals Thursday in the Clallam County Courthouse Commissioners’ Meeting Room, is pictured at a job site in Sequim pruning a hydrangea. (Submitted photo)

Pennies for Quarters, Great Decisions discussion set Thursday

An update on the Pennies for Quarters program and a Great Decisions discussion are on tap for Thursday on the Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at


Pennies for Quarters

PORT ANGELES — Matthew Rainwater will discuss the status of the Pennies for Quarters project when he addresses a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles at noon Thursday.

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

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

For more information, visit

Green Thumb lecture

PORT ANGELES — Keith Dekker will present “Pruning Ornamentals” at noon Thursday.

The lecture is part of the Green Thumb Garden Tips series presented in the county commissioners meeting room in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

Dekker will discuss pruning mounding shrubs, cane growers, trees and tree-like shrubs focusing on late winter pruning of roses, hydrangeas, clematis and wisteria.

Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to eat during the presentation.

For more information, call the county extension at 360-565-2679.

Studium Generale

PORT ANGELES — Lara Starcevich will present “Improv Can Improve Your Life” at 12:35 p.m. Thursday.

Starcevich’s presentation is part of the Studium Generale series in the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Starcevich has been teaching speech and drama at the college since 2008.

The Studium is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Kate Reavey at 360-417-6268 or email [email protected].


Coffee with Comrades

FORKS — All veterans are welcome to Coffee with Comrades from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursdays.

The event is at the Forks VFW 9106 post, 110 S. Spartan Ave.

The coffee time is free.

Bingo night

FORKS — West End Sportsmen will host bingo night at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The fundraiser will be at the club at 243 Sportsmen’s Club Road.

Proceeds will benefit hunter education and the annual Kids’ Fishing Day.


Arts meeting

SEQUIM — Barbara De Pirro will demonstrate Golden Artist Colors, Inc.’s mixed media products from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday.

De Pirro will be addressing a monthly meeting of the Olympic Peninsula Art Association at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth St.

De Pirro is a painter, sculptor, installation artist and educator sponsored by Golden Artist Colors, Inc.

Elks bingo

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


Toastmasters meet

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Toastmasters Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.

The group will meet at Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St.

The public is invited to attend this free meeting.

In addition to two prepared speeches, the program includes impromptu speaking practice and speech evaluations.

For more information, call 360-789-7691 or visit

Candlelight concert

PORT TOWNSEND —Happenstance will perform “Traditional Irish Folk Songs” from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The performance is part of the Candlelight Concert series at Trinity United Methodist Church, 609 Taylor St.

The suggested donation is $10 per person, refreshments will be served after the performance.

For more information, call 360-774-1644 or email rdan[email protected].


Rotary to meet

PORT HADLOCK — Rotarian Pete Leenhouts will present “Rotary International Actions to Promote Peace and Conflict Resolution” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Leenhouts will discuss the Rotary Foundation Peace Fellowships program, and more broadly, Rotary’s focus on peace and conflict resolution.

An optional, cafeteria-style lunch will be available for $15 starting at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, email Ray Serebrin at [email protected] or visit

Memory Cafe

PORT HADLOCK — The East Jefferson County Memory Cafe will meet from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Ferino’s Pizzeria, 846 Ness Corner Road.

The memory cafe is a gathering of people with memory loss, their friends and families to connect and socialize.

Attendance is free.

Refreshments may be purchased.

For more information, call Patricia Smith at 360-379-4186 or email [email protected].

Great Decisions 2020

PORT HADLOCK — The Great Decisions discussion series returns at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The free discussion group is facilitated by Joyce Francis at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

This week’s topic is “Climate Change and the Global Order.”

No registration is required and each week’s topic stands alone.

For more information call the library at 360-385-6544, visit or visit

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