Spaghetti, biking, book talks on tap for Peninsula in coming week

A bike ride and spaghetti feast, a book discussion and a chamber music concert are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Volunteers sought

PORT ANGELES — The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary is seeking volunteer docents for its Olympic Coast Discovery Center.

Those interested can receive free docent training, which will occur from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday for five weeks beginning Tuesday.

Training will be held in The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Suite 206.

Training topics will include sanctuary ecosystems and wildlife, marine research and deep sea corals, current marine issues, maritime heritage and communicating with the public.

Two of the six training sessions are field trips to Neah Bay and Salt Creek Reserve.

Registration for this service is required.

To register, contact Karlyn Langjahr at [email protected] or 360-406-2092.

For more information, visit

Community talk

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to Washington Coast Work’s free community conversation from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lincoln Center.

Those interested can learn about the program and application process at the center, located at 905 W. Ninth St., Room 208.

Participants can “join a growing network of Coast Works Community Conversations to explore the role of small businesses in building resilience and well-being on the Olympic Peninsula,” according to a news release.

Pizza will be provided.

For more information, visit

Jet Set meeting

PORT ANGELES — Soroptimist International Port Angeles Jet Set will hold its regular meeting at 7 a.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.

Vintage market

PORT ANGELES — The School Girls for the Love of Vintage will host a spring vintage market at the Clallam County Fairgrounds today and Saturday.

The market will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the fairgrounds at 1608 W. 16th St.

Admission is $2 for those 13 and older. Parking is free.

A $5 early bird admission will be available from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today and includes entry in the vendor’s customer appreciation raffle, a treat and courtesy entry Saturday.

More than 30 vendors will be available, along with three fully stocked barns, art workshops, painting sessions, food and refreshments.

For more information, visit

Film screening

PORT ANGELES — “Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock” will be screened free of charge at 6 p.m. Monday.

The documentary about the Standing Rock protest will be screened at the Elwha Klallam Tribal Center at 401 E. First St.

Donations will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit the Indigenous Media Fund and the Pipeline Fighters Fund.

This event is sponsored by the center and Olympic Climate Action.

Fore more information, phone 360-452-8471.

Diabetes group

PORT ANGELES — Life coach Melody Romeo will discuss “Handling the Ups and Downs of Diabetes” during a diabetes support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Olympic Medical Center hosts the monthly group meeting in the private dining room at Seasons Cafe at OMC, 939 Caroline St. in Port Angeles.

This group focuses on diabetes education and health maintenance in a casual environment.

Support group meetings are free and open to the public.

Call 360-417-7125 for more information.

Spaghetti ride

PORT ANGELES — The Back Country Horsemen of Washington Peninsula Chapter will host the Salt Creek spaghetti ride Saturday.

The group will meet at 9 a.m. at the Salt Creek Campground, located at 3506 Camp Hayden Road.

This event is open to the public.

The group will ride around various trails at the campground, then reconvene for spaghetti, salads and desserts.

For more information, phone Linda Morin at 360-775-5060.

Swap meet

PORT ANGELES — The Fairview Grange and Peninsula Dream Machines invite the public to their annual swap meet from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Breakfast and lunch will be offered at the grange at 161 Lake Farm Road.

An $8 all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, bacon and coffee will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. A $5-per-plate lunch of hamburgers, chips and drinks will begin at 11 a.m.

For those interested in buying a space to showcase their items, a 12-foot-by-20-foot space can be rented for $10.

Proceeds from the meet will benefit the grange and machines.

For more information, phone 360-461-9008.

Music, exhibit

PORT ANGELES — Art Blast!, an event featuring a community contra dance and live music, is set for 6:30 to 10 tonight at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The spring art in the library show features works inspired by the written word and includes a variety of mediums and styles.

The exhibit will be on display at the library from today through Wednesday, July 19.

For more information, visit

Benefit bake sale

PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway will hold a bake sale and luncheon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The bake sale will feature breads such as lefse, krumkata and other Scandinavian goods at Scandia Hall, located at 131 W. Fifth St.

The luncheon menu includes a choice of two soups, coffee, tea, milk, a baked potato with choice of toppings and home-baked pies.

This event is a fundraiser for high school scholarships and assistance for “camperships” for younger children interested in attending the Sons’ summer programs.

For more information, phone Katheryn Hofer at 360-457-7929.

Water safety

PORT ANGELES — William Shore Memorial Pool will host a free water safety day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

There will be presentations on water safety with the Coast Guard, rafting guides and a chance to win a free session of lessons at the pool, 225 E. Fifth St.

For information, call 360-417-9767.

Blueberry growing

PORT ANGELES — Jeannette Stehr-Green of the Clallam County Master Gardeners will present a free lecture on growing blueberries at noon Thursday.

Her lecture will take place in the commissioners’ room of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

For information, call 360-417-2279.


Old Time Fiddlers

CHIMACUM — Members of Washington Old Time Fiddlers will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Chimacum Tri-Area Center.

Donations will be accepted at the center, 10 West Valley Road.

The group’s meeting starts at 10 a.m. and the public show starts at 1:30 p.m.

For information, go to

Athletic fundraiser

CHIMACUM — A benefit silent auction, raffle and dinner are planned at 6 p.m. Saturday at Chimacum High School.

Tickets are $12 for the event, which will be held in the school’s commons at 91 West Valley Road.

The dinner will include a 15-item taco bar catered by Thysien Scott of GEB Catering.

Items for the silent auction can be given to any student leader or dropped off at the school’s office.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the school’s athletic program.

For more information, phone 360-302-5900.


Coalition meeting

JOYCE — The public is invited to attend Crescent United Community Coalition’s monthly meeting today at 5:30 p.m.

Held in the Crescent School library, located at 50350 state Highway 112, the meeting will focus on issues pertaining to drug and alcohol information for youths in the community.

The group also will plan events that give evidence-based information about marijuana and other drugs.

For more information, phone Danetta Rutten at 360-452-9900.

Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The public is invited to the Crescent Bay 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, 181 Holly Hill Road off state Highway 112.

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

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 community projects.


Elks bingo

FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge will host bingo games starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Regular bingo will begin at 7 p.m. at the lodge at 941 Merchants Road.

Concessions will be available for purchase.


Open house

BEAVER — Residents of the area east of milepost 196 on U.S. Highway 101 are invited to a family community meeting at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Beaver fire hall.

There will be a Jaws of Life demonstration, firetrucks and food available by donation at the fire hall, 200311 U.S. Highway 101.

For information, call Wes Romberg at 360-640-8182.


Garden club fundraiser

GARDINER — Gardiner Garden Club will host its annual fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

Every year the club has a dinner, silent auction and raffle to raise money for the scholarships it gives to Sequim High School students.

The theme is “Beach Blanket Bingo.” Prize jewels for the silent auction will be the metal elk made by Bill Seabolt’s class at Sequim High. The club appreciates personal donations, any items or gift certificates for its raffle and silent auction.

Contact Lisa Cronin at [email protected] or 360-797-3900.


Plant donations

SEQUIM — Shipley Center is accepting donations for a plant sale at its inaugural Spring Fling bazaar, bake sale and plant sale.

The Spring Fling will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the center at 921 E. Hammond St.

The bazaar will feature more than 30 vendors.

During the event, the center’s cafe also will be open with a limited menu.

For more information, phone 360-683-6806.

Rummage sale

SEQUIM — The Sequim High School Choir Booster Club will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be in the Sequim Middle School cafeteria at 301 W. Hendrickson Road.

Proceeds from the sale will aid in the purchase of new uniforms and a 2018 trip to Carnegie Hall.

For more information, phone 360-797-4228.

Precious metals

SEQUIM — Scott Finch of Strait Precious Metals LLC will present “Saving with Precious Metals” at the Sequim Library at 6 p.m. Monday.

The free 30-minute presentation at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave. will discuss precious metal fundamentals, precious metal IRAs and Finch’s company.

For more information, call 360-775-6766 or contact [email protected]

Meeting speaker

SEQUIM — The Republican Women of Clallam County’s meeting will convene at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Federal Sequim Village branch.

Matthew Rainwater, president of Pennies for Quarters, will speak at the meeting held in First Federal’s meeting room, 1201 W. Washington St.

Rainwater will speak about how to help local veterans.

Community forum

SEQUIM — The public is invited to a meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday at Five Acre School.

Dr. Lissa Lubinski, a board-certified family physician and mother, will outline the creation of a community-designed clinic on the Olympic Peninsula at the school, located at 515 Lotzgesell Road.

She will be opening her patient-centered family medicine clinic this spring in Port Angeles and is seeking public input.

For more information, phone 360-681-7255.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara will be discussed at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Sequim Library.

All are welcome to drop in and participate at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

“This profoundly disturbing book is about pain and compulsion, secrets and betrayals, sexuality and loss — but, finally, about friendship,” according to Booklist Reviews.

Copies of “A Little Life” are available in various formats including regular print, audiobook on CD and downloadable e-book. They can be requested online by visiting the library catalog at

For more information about this and other programs for readers and book lovers, visit and select “Events” and “Sequim,” or contact the Sequim Library at 360-683-1161 or [email protected]

Garden sale

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Garden Club will host its annual Spring Garden Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pioneer Memorial Park.

Featured at the sale will be tomatoes, veggie starts, perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, garden art, raffles and baked goods at the park, located at 387 E. Washington St.

Event planners advise those interested to arrive early for the best plant selection.

Proceeds from the sale will support scholarships and maintenance of Pioneer Memorial Park.

For more information, email sequimprairiegarden [email protected]

Lego Maker

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library invites the public to participate in its two Lego Maker programs Saturday and May 20.

Both programs will occur from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

When finished, attendees are encouraged to write a story about their creation, which will be photographed during the program.

Parents or caregivers are asked to accompany all children younger than 8.

Creations will remain in the library.

All materials will be provided.

For more information, visit or phone 360-683-1161.

Hospital speaker

SEQUIM — Alicia Welch, supervisor of Olympic Medical Physicians walk-in clinics in Port Angeles and Sequim, will speak at the Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild’s meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The free meeting will be at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church community hall, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

Welch will provide information regarding the care offered at the clinics.

After her talk, a short recess will follow before the guild’s business meeting.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Flea market

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange spring flea market and bake sale is set from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will feature various local vendors at the grange hall at 290 Macleay Road.

Lunch will be available and tailgaters are welcome.

For more information, phone Bob Clark at 360-808-2364 or 360-683-4431.

Open house slated

SEQUIM — The city of Sequim’s Public Works Department invites the public to an informational open house at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar St. from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The open house will cover Fifth and McCurdy streets’ water system booster station project, which is slated to begin construction this summer.

The pump station project includes the replacement of an existing 10-horsepower booster pump and the installation of an additional booster pump, a backup generator and a building to house electrical and communications systems.

The new pumps will provide reliable pumping and the capacity to meet the maximum daily demand for the areas upstream of the booster station, according to a news release.

For more information, contact City Engineer Matt Klontz at 360-582-2472 [email protected]

Open house

SEQUIM — The Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association will host a spring open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Featured at the event will be the opening of the association’s new lapidary classroom at the club’s facilities at 81 Hooker Road.

The classroom will provide space for teaching metal smithing, faceting, beading, chain maille, jewel tree making and wire wrapping.

Club members will show attendees how to cut and polish stones, and instructors will explain the various classes offered by the club.

Those interested can sign up to receive a beaded cabochon necklace or a specimen of velvet malachite.

For more information, phone Scott Thorhill at 360-912-2987 or Kathy Schriener at 360-681-3811.

Landscaping workshop

SEQUIM — The Clallam Conservation District will host a free field workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The workshop will focus on landscaping with native plants during a 2-mile hike at the Dungeness Recreation Area, located at 554 W. Voice of America Road.

District Executive Director Joe Holtrop will speak about how to incorporate more than 25 native trees and shrubs into landscaping, as well as their cultural requirements, aesthetic attributes and environmental and wildlife habitat benefits.

Holtrop holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in landscape architecture and has been conducting these workshops since 1990.

Due to space limitations, preregistration is required.

To register, phone the district at 360-775-3747, ext. 5.

Refuge training

SEQUIM — The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge will hold its annual new volunteer training from 8 p.m. to noon today in the Sequim Prairie Grange Hall.

The refuge will also hold its annual refresher for current volunteers from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the grange, located at 290 Macleay Road.

A lunch for new volunteers will be from noon to 1 p.m.

Primary duties for volunteers include greeting visitors and providing information about the refuge’s trails and wildlife.

Additional opportunities include wildlife surveys, invasive species mitigation, habitat restoration, maintenance, beach cleanup and administration.

Attendance is limited, so event planners advise those interested to reserve a spot in advance.

To make a reservation, phone the refuge office at 360-457-8451 or email [email protected]

Elks bingo

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

Admission will be free at the lodge at 143 Port Williams Road.

Minimum buy-in for the game is $10, and the Elks will offer popular bingo games, including progressive.

Players must be 18 or older.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.

All proceeds will go to the Elks scholarship program, charities supported by the Elks and lodge operating costs

Equine vet clinic

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Equine Network will partner with Dr. Sean Tuley for a low-cost equine veterinary care clinic at 251 Roupe Road from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

There will also be farm and horse-related items for sale.

Fees will depend on the veterinary procedures provided.

For information, call Valerie Jackson at 360-207-1688 or email olypenequine [email protected]

Free dinner

SEQUIM — A free community dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

The meal includes turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, green salad, dessert and beverages.

Reservations are required and can be made by phoning the church at 360-683-5367 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner or by emailing dinner [email protected]

Film screening

SEQUIM — A screening of “The Color of Honor” will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Sequim Library.

Admission will be free at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Filmmaker Loni Ding offers a vivid, collective portrait of the Japanese-American experience during World War II in this 1988 documentary.

The film follows the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most decorated military unit in U.S. history; the Military Intelligence Service, the linguists who decoded Japanese military plans; and the thousands of draft resisters and army protesters who challenged the constitutionality of the internment camps.

For more information about this and other upcoming events at the library, visit and select “Events” and “Sequim,” or call 360-683-1161.


Great Decisions

PORT HADLOCKNuclear security will be the topic of the Great Decisions 2017 discussion at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The discussion, which is open to the public, will be in the Jefferson County Library at 620 Cedar Ave.

Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association, is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. This lecture series is through April 27.

Weekly discussion will cover the importance of the topic to Americans, a short video will be shown and discussion of American policy in the area will be facilitated.


Chamber concert

PORT TOWNSEND — The Ladies’ Chamber Orchestra and Benevolent Society of Port Townsend will perform with Circle of Flutes to present a spring concert to benefit the Gatheringplace and International Justice Mission at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission will be by donation at the concert at First Baptist Church, 1202 Lawrence St.

They will perform music from the Renaissance to modern, featuring the world premiere of “Ode to Helen” by Ann Lindquist.

For information, call 360-385-2752.

Grange dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Portland, Ore., caller Amy Hofer and a band, Anticipation, will play at the Quimper Grange dance and social at 8 p.m. Saturday.

All dances are taught at the grange, 1219 Corona St. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

Adult admission is $6; children 16 and younger are admitted free.

Dancers are encouraged to bring their own water containers and snacks to share.

Play opens

PORT TOWNSEND — “The Heart of Robin Hood” opens tonight in the Port Townsend High School auditorium, 1500 Van Ness.

Shows are at 7 tonight and Saturday night, April 28-29 and May 5-6. A matinee performance is planned at 2:30 p.m. April 30.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and students, $3 for children younger than 12 and $25 for families.

Proceeds will support future productions at the high school.

Electric auto showcase

PORT TOWNSEND — Wilder Auto of Port Angeles will host a hybrid and electric vehicle showcase today and Saturday at the Northwest Maritime Center.

From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Wilder representatives will offer test-drives at the maritime center at 431 Water St.

Wilder will make a $10 donation to the Northwest Maritime Center for each test-drive.

For more information, contact Jim Ballard at [email protected] or 360-452-3888.

Scholarship auction

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Democrats will host a silent auction at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds’ Erickson Building, 4907 Landes St.

The auction will raise funds for a scholarship in honor of retired County Commissioner Phil Johnson and his environmental work.

Funds raised will go to four Jefferson County students entering environmental studies.

Folk dancing

PORT TOWNSEND — Richard and Susi Watson and Alice King will teach international folk dancing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Beginners are welcome at the dance at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

Dances will be from a wide range of countries — Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Israel and other countries.

Dances are taught or reviewed as needed.

For information, call Alice King at 360-301-0156.

Bike ride

PORT TOWNSEND — Participants in the Basic Women’s Mountain Bike Ride will meet at The Broken Spoke at 6 p.m. Monday.

The ride will start at the store at 630 Water St. and travel around Port Townsend.

Participants are urged to bring headgear and lights, proper weather gear and food or water.

For information, call 360-379-1295 or email the [email protected]

Woodturning guest

PORT TOWNSEND — The Strait Turners will feature a guest woodturner during its monthly meeting from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

Helga Winter will speak during the meeting at the Gardiner Community Center, located at 980 Old Gardiner Road.

Winter has been a turner since the early 1980s and studied with Rude Osolink and David Ellsworth in 1984.

She received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission in 1986 and was instrumental in founding the Tennessee Association of Woodturners.

Turners of all levels and anyone interested in embellishing techniques on wood are invited.

For more information, visit

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 “Culture.”

For more information, go to www.conversation

Discovery Dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Discovery Dance will present Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” for the last dance of the season at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge at 7 tonight.

Admission is $10 at the lodge, 555 Otto St.

Dance lessons are included and start at 7 p.m. The dance starts at 8 p.m.

The band plays jazz, Latin and swing standards in addition to traditional Gypsy melodies and Ranger’s originals.

For information, go to

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