Square dance, breakfast and pool movie in the mix this weekend

A square dance and a pool movie are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more about the Port Angeles Community Players’ performance of “The Odd Couple” and information about other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly arts and entertainment section included with today’s PDN.

Information also is available in the interactive calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.

PORT TOWNSEND

Conversation Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet at 11:45 a.m. today and the topic will be “Giving Thanks.”

The public is invited to take part in discussions at Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar, 842 Washington St.

For more information, go to www.conversationcafe.org.

Grange square dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Anne Marie Schaefer will call squares and related sets for dancers of all ages and experience at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Quimper Grange.

Tickets are $6 for adults, but those 16 and younger will be admitted free at the grange, 1219 Corona St.

Live music will be provided by Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals.

Participants are asked to bring a personal water bottle and snacks to share.

For more information, go to www.ptcommunitydance.com.

Field trip

PORT TOWNSEND — Denny van Horn will lead a field trip to observe alcids, loons, grebes and elusive oddities at 9 a.m. today at Point Hudson.

The field trip is free and will meet at the northeast corner of Point Hudson, just north of the marina near Pygmy Boats.

Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, scopes and other personal items as desired.

For more information, call 360-406-1584 or email [email protected].

Discounted swim

PORT TOWNSEND — Mountain View Pool will offer a discounted open swim from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

Everyone is invited to swim for $2 at the pool, 1919 Blaine St.

The whole pool will be dedicated to play. Noodles, rings and other floating toys will be available.

No lap lanes will be offered. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.

For more information, phone 360-385-7665, email [email protected] or visit www.cityofpt.us/pool.

SEQUIM

Art of Pie

SEQUIM — Kate McDermott will return to Nash’s Farm Store at 10 a.m. Saturday.

She will share the art of making pies for the holidays at the store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way.

McDermott has just published a new cookbook, “The Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings and Life,” through Countryman Press.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, phone 360-683-4642.

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.

PORT ANGELES

Veterans memorial

PORT ANGELES — The Marine Corps League, Mt. Olympus Detachment VFW, American Legion, Patriot Riders, National Guard and others will hold a veterans memorial ceremony at 1 p.m. at Veterans Park on Lincoln Street.

The names of all local veterans are read and a replica of the Liberty Bell is rung after each name.

If possible, the American flag is folded and presented to a family member of one of the deceased.

An honor guard then fires three volleys and a bugler plays taps. There is also a bagpiper who plays after the ceremony.

Dive-In movie

PORT ANGELES — William Shore Memorial Pool will host a Dive-In Movie from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Admittance will be $3.25 for youths and $5.25 for adults who live in the swim district. Out-of-district youths and adults will be $6.50 and $10.50, respectively, at the pool, 225 E. Fifth St.

Pool passes will be accepted.

The movie “Zootopia” will be shown.

Participants will be invited to enjoy the movie as they relax in the pool or watch from the spectator stands.

For more information, contact James Schultz at 360-417-9767 or [email protected].

Class reunion

PORT ANGELES — Members of the Port Angeles High School Class of 1967 will meet to plan their 50th class reunion at the Port Angeles Moose Lodge, 809 S. Pine St., at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Classmates are encouraged to join in the fun.

For more information, phone Pam Lockhart at 360-452-3679.

PA CAN drive

PORT ANGELES — PA CAN (Port Angeles Citizen Action Network) is partnering with Specialty Services II, a local detox and treatment facility, to ensure those in treatment have holiday gifts.

Items can be dropped off at Specialty Services, 825 E. Fifth St., starting today and up to Dec. 20.

They will collect new hats, scarves, gloves, hygiene products (soap, shampoo, lotion) and candy during the holiday season.

Gifts can be for men or women.

Gifts should be dropped off unwrapped.

For more information, email Angie Gooding at [email protected].

JOYCE

Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The Crescent Bay Lions Club will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Admission will be $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger at the club, state Highway 112 and Holly Hill Road.

The menu will include eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham, bacon or sausage, and coffee or tea.

Proceeds will help Crescent Bay members support high school yearbooks, scholarships, holiday food baskets, glasses for people in need and other community projects.

The breakfast is held every Sunday through May 14, except for Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

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