Ron Sikes will lead a birding hike on Whidbey Island from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday. Pictured is a song sparrow. (Photo by Bob Boekelheide)

Ron Sikes will lead a birding hike on Whidbey Island from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday. Pictured is a song sparrow. (Photo by Bob Boekelheide)

Pet Lovers’ Day, space exploration presentation, birding and more set on Peninsula

Pet Lovers’ Day in Sequim, a space exploration presentation in Port Hadlock and a birding trip in Port Townsend are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar.

PORT ANGELES

Soroptimist luncheon

PORT ANGELES — Emily Dexter will address a luncheon meeting of Soroptimist International of Port Angeles — Noon Club at noon today.

The public is invited to attend the luncheon at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 S. Del Guzzi Drive.

Dexter, executive director of the Port Angeles Food Bank, will discuss the food bank’s current operations.

Lunch is available for purchase; a minimum charge of $4 will be charged for beverages and the venue.

Masonic bingo

PORT ANGELES — Mason’s Lodge 69 will host bingo from 6:30 to 9 tonight and Wednesday.

The lodge is at 622 S. Lincoln St.

Proceeds benefit Lodge programs.

For more information, visit www.pamasonic.org.

Mosaic dance

PORT ANGELES — Clallam Mosaic will host its monthly dance from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The dance will be at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave.

An $8 door charge will include a light meal of beef tips with noodles, Caesar salad, fruit cups, sugar-free cookies and other desserts.

Accompanying caregivers will be admitted free of charge.

For more information, visit www.clallammosaic.org.

Dancing program

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

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

The program includes Scandinavian, swing, ballroom and folk dancing; a lesson is planned for 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited, no partner is needed and 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.

Grange dinner

PORT ANGELES — Fairview Grange will host all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Admission is $10; children younger than 12 years old will be admitted free.

The fundraising dinner will be in the grange hall at 161 Lake Farm Road.

The meal will be followed by a Chinese dessert auction at about 6 p.m.

Proceeds will go to the grange and the scholarship fund.

For more information, call Patti Morris at 360-461-9008.

Diabetes group

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center will host a diabetes support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The group meets in the Seasons Cafe, Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St.

Michael Lessor, a registered dietician, will present “Diabetes and Cancer.”

The meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 360-417-7125.

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.

Drum circle

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula Community Drum Circle will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The monthly meetings are at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship hall, 1033 N. Barr Road.

The meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, call Penny Burdick at 360-461-4538, email peninsula [email protected] or visit www.peninsula communitydrumming. weebly.com.

Book discussion

PORT ANGELES — The Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group will discuss “Educated” by Tara Westover 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 October, the group will discuss “The Soul of an Octopus” by Sy Montgomery.

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

JOYCE

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 French toast, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, breakfast meats and beverages.

The meal costs $12 per person, $7 for children; proceeds go to the Crescent Bay Lions for community programs and the Roughriders football team.

SEQUIM

Bunco benefit

SEQUIM — The Sequim Guild will host a bunco party from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today.

The fundraiser will be at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

In addition to bunco, the benefit will feature an Italian-themed buffet luncheon and a silent auction.

Admission is $15 per person and proceeds will be used for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

For more information, call Pam Herd at 360-683-3089, email [email protected] or visit www.sequimguild.org.

Discussion group

SEQUIM — The Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon today.

The discussion group meets in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Great Decisions discussion groups, sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, are free and open to the public.

This week’s topic is “The United States and Mexico: Partnership tested.”

For more information, call George Noa at 360-808-9911, email [email protected] or visit www.fpa.org.

Flea market

SEQUIM — A flea market is planned at the Sequim Prairie Grange from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The grange hall is at 290 Macleay Road.

The kitchen will open at 10 a.m.

Outside areas are still available for $15.

For information call 360-457-4742.

Pet Lovers’ Day

SEQUIM — Pet Lovers’ Day will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The annual event will be held at Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

The activities will include entertainment, booths with pet friendly businesses, animal rescue agencies and animal demonstrations.

For more information, call Tama Bankston at 360-681-0000 or email [email protected]

Sticky subject

SEQUIM — Julia Harrison will present “Sticky Subject: The History and Culture of Sugar” from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The free lecture will be presented at Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Road.

Harrison, a member of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, will explore how sugar has changed from being a rare, exotic ingredient to a dietary staple.

For more information, call Patty McManus at 360-681-6274 or email [email protected] produce.com.

Thrift shop to 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 fall fashions, a wood dining set with four chairs and bench, a Kate Spade necklace and other jewelry.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Roller derby

SEQUIM — Port Scandalous Roller Derby club will host the BRB Cog Blockers for a match from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The match will be in the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula at 400 W. Fir St.

Admission is $10 per person, $8 for military personnel, seniors and youths ages 7 to 12. Children 6 and younger will be admitted free.

For more information, visit www.portscandalous.com.

Road Ahead

SEQUIM — The third annual Road Ahead returns to Sequim, bringing a variety of community resources and speakers to Sequim Community Church on Saturday.

This free event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church at 950 N. Fifth Ave.

It will feature numerous local speakers in health care, financial planning, exercise, travel and other fields.

Free health screenings and medical review from a pharmacist will be available. Home-based balance exercises and how to prepare nutritious meals for one or two people will be taught.

Free door prizes will be awarded. Complimentary light snacks and beverages will be provided courtesy of Costco.

For more information, contact organizer Mary Coupland at compassand [email protected] or 206-321-8016.

See www.compassand clock.com for a full schedule of speakers.

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.

Food lecture

SEQUIM — Holly and Tom Clark will discuss sustainable practices for raising livestock for meat from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The free lecture will be presented at Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Road.

Clark’s Farms is the oldest continually owned family farm still operating in the state. They raise cattle, pigs, bison and other species for meat.

For more information, call Patty McManus at 360-681-6274 or email [email protected]

Dance lessons

SEQUIM — The Strait Wheelers Square Dance Club will offer beginning square dance lessons from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

The classes will be in Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St.

Lessons will be held weekly through the end of February, but will close to new students after Monday’s class.

Classes cost $5 per person per week.

For more information, call J. Keller at 360-670-5547.

Novel conversations

SEQUIM — The Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group will discuss “The Line Becomes a River” by Francisco Cantú at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Next month the group will discuss “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee.

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

Event Under the Tent

SEQUIM — Save Our Sequim will conduct a fundraiser at George Washington Inn from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Live and silent auctions, baked goods for sale, food, a raffle and live music are planned at the inn at 939 Finn Hall Road.

Tickets are $10 for adults; students will be admitted free.

Canning lecture

SEQUIM — Victoria Redhed Miller will present “Fearless Pressure Canning” from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

She will teach the class at Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Road.

Miller, a local author, will discuss the safe use of pressure canners and will host a question-and-answer session after the class.

For more information, call Patty McManus at 360-681-6274 or email [email protected]

Arts meeting

SEQUIM — Randy Washburn will address a meeting of the Olympic Peninsula Arts Association from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday.

The association meets at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 Fifth Ave.

Washburn will discuss digital painting, why and how to do it, with special emphasis on using the ArtRage app on iPads.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

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 meatballs, potatoes, vegetables, fruit 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]

Story Slam

SEQUIM — The Story People of Clallam County will host Story Slam from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

The storytelling event will be at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

The public is invited to speak for up to five minutes about a true story involving a teacher.

Admission is $10 per person.

For more information, call Nessa Goldman at 206-883-7701 or email [email protected] or visit www.clallam storypeople.org.

Coffee with the mayor

SEQUIM — Sequim residents can meet informally with Sequim Mayor Dennis Smith at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

The meeting will be at Black Bear Diner, 1471 E. Washington St.

The mayor hosts monthly coffee chats, to listen to anyone who wants to chat, ask questions, express a concern, or make a comment about the city or the community.

For more information, call Barbara Hanna at 360-683-4139.

GARDINER

Dance lessons

GARDINER — The Rhody O’s Square Dance Club will offer beginning square dance lessons from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

The lessons will be at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

The lessons, which will be held weekly through the end of March, will close to new students after Thursday’s class.

For more information, call Trish Gaine at 360-683-2409.

PORT TOWNSEND

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 “Manipulation.”

Movie screening

PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Animal Advocates will screen the film “The Cove” from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight.

The film will be shown at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 2333 San Juan Ave.

The 2009 documentary exposes the capture of dolphins near Taiji, Japan.

According to a press release, the film is not appropriate for young children.

The public is invited to attend this free presentation.

Birding trip

PORT TOWNSEND — Ron Sikes will lead a birding hike on Whidbey Island from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday.

The free public hike, sponsored by the Admiralty Audubon Society, is limited to 10 people.

Participants should meet at the Washington State Ferry terminal, 1301 Water St., for the 8 a.m. sailing.

The hike will be approximately two miles long and will include Crockett Lagoon and the forest in Fort Casey State Park.

The trip will be canceled for rain or strong winds; attendees should bring lunch and dress for the weather.

For more information or to register, email b1rd [email protected]

Women to meet

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend branch of the American Association of University Women will conduct an open membership meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be at the Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.

It will provide an opportunity for members to learn about upcoming association events, sign up for interest groups and meet new members.

The association is celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage with the theme “Bold and Brave: 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote.”

For more information, visit pt-wa.aauw.net.

Dedication ceremony

PORT TOWNSEND — A dedication ceremony for the Susan Shelton Memorial Little Free Pantry and Garden is set for 11 a.m. Saturday.

The ceremony will be in the garden, which is adjacent to Dove House, 1045 10th St.

For more information, call 360-385-5292 or visit www.dovehousejc.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 360-385-2223.

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Nan Evans will call 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 PT Cruisers.

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

Singer-songwriter

PORT TOWNSEND — Luke Jackson will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Jackson, a British singer and songwriter, is making his Port Townsend debut.

Tickets are $15 per person.

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

Toastmasters to meet

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

The group will meet in the first floor hospitality room at Avamere at Port Townsend, 1201 Hancock St.

The public is invited to attend.

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

Bread class

PORT TOWNSEND — Victoria Miller will discuss bread baking from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The class will be at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

Miller is the author of “From No-Knead to Sourdough” as well as “Pure Poultry: Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks” and “Craft Distilling: Making Liquor Legally at Home.”

The public is invited to this free presentation.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-3181 or visit www.ptpublic library.org.

CHIMACUM

Genealogy lecture

CHIMACUM — Mary Kathryn Kozy will present “War of 1812 Pensions: A Family History Gold Mine!” from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Kozy will address the Jefferson County Genealogical Society at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

She will discuss the wide variety of information available from military pension records from the War of 1812 into the 1890s.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Linda Broatch, 360-774-3767.

Pancake feed

CHIMACUM — The Second Buckwheat Pancake Feed at the Chimacum Grange will be from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The annual event at the grange at 9572 Rhody Drive, coincides with the Jefferson County Farm Tour.

The meal costs $12 per person, $7 for children 10 years and younger.

The menu features locally sourced food such as Keith Keiser’s buckwheat, Finnriver blueberry syrup and Doyle Yancy’s Egg and I sausage.

Live music will be performed by Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals. Multiple prizes will be raffled off at 11 a.m.

All proceeds will benefit the grange maintenance fund.

Film screening

CHIMACUM — A screening of “Circular Resonance” is set from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

The film will be shown at the Keg and I, 1291 Chimacum Road.

The public is invited to the free screening. The Keg and I is a 21-plus venue.

The 2017 documentary follows the travels of didgeridoo maker Noah Frisch.

There will be a didgeridoo jam following the film.

Waste-free living

CHIMACUM — Rachel Taylor will present “Imagining the Waste Free Community” at 7 p.m. Monday.

The lecture is part of the Waste Free Living Workshop series at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

Suggested donation is $5 per person.

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 16-week 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.

Square dance

CHIMACUM — A fundraising square dance is planned from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

The dance will be held at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

Music will be led by Bobbi Shearn Nikkles; Joanne Pontrello and David Banjar will be calling.

Donations will be accepted to benefit the Dare to be Square West 2019 festival www.daretobe squarewest.org.

For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270, email [email protected] or visit www.ptcommunitydance.com.

PORT LUDLOW

Garden tours

PORT LUDLOW — Chimacum Woods will host open gardens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The public is invited to the rhododendron nursery at 2722 Thorndyke Road.

Visitors may take a free self-guided tour through the eight-acre garden.

For more information, call 206-383-2713 or visit www.chimacumwoods.com.

PORT HADLOCK

Land Trust party

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson Land Trust will celebrate its 30th anniversary from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Old Alcohol Plant.

At the celebration at the Old Alcohol Plant at 310 Hadlock Bay Road will be refreshments, cake, a toast to shared accomplishments and opportunities to provide input to shape the next 30 years of community conservation in Jefferson County.

For information and to RSVP, go to saveland.org/30years.

Strange new planet

PORT HADLOCK — Youths from 6 to 11 years old can learn about space exploration from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

The science program “Strange New Planets” will be offered at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Participants will work as teams to create new planets and describe their attributes.

All materials will be provided for this free program.

For more information, call 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.

Memory cafe

PORT HADLOCK — The East Jefferson County Memory Cafe will meet from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

The group meets 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 patricia [email protected]

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