Poetry readings, bingo and a climate change lecture will be offered Thursday on the North Olympic Peninsula.
Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com/calendar.
PORT ANGELES — Tess Gallagher and Gary Copeland Lilley will read from their original works at 12:35 p.m. Thursday.
The poetry reading is part of the Studium Generale series in the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Gallagher is the author of 11 books of poetry, including “Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems,” “Dear Ghosts,” and “Moon Crossing Bridge.”
Lilley is the author of eight books of poetry, the most recent being 2017’s “The Bushman’s Medicine Show.’
The Studium will be followed by a book signing in the college’s book store, the Bookaneer.
The Studium is free and open to the public.
For more information, email Kate Reavey at [email protected].
Kiwanis to meet
PORT ANGELES — The Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles will hear information about the Clallam County Genealogical Society when it meets at noon Thursday.
The club meets weekly at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.
A speaker from the county genealogical society will discuss the society’s current and upcoming programs and projects.
The public is invited to attend the free meeting; food and beverages will be available for purchase.
For more information, visit kiwanisofpa.portalbuzz.com.
PORT ANGELES — The West Clallam Memory Cafe will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
The group will meet at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.
Memory cafes are for people with memory loss and their care partners.
The monthly meetings are free; food and beverages are available for purchase.
PORT ANGELES — Nessa Goldman and Jeanne Sparks will host the Out Loud Story Slam at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The open mic event is at Studio Bob, 118 E. Front St.
Admission is $10 per person.
For more information, call Nessa Goldman at 206-883-7701 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.
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 program and the annual Kids’ Fishing Day.
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.
Teen Tech Lounge
SEQUIM — The North Olympic Library System will host Teen Tech Lounge from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
The free monthly tech hangout is at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Participants will be able to access the NOLS mobile laptop lab, jackbox games and Oculus virtual reality headsets.
Snacks and crafts will be available.
Parental release forms are required before using the virtual reality headsets.
SEQUIM — A virtual reality session is set for 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The session is at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Since virtual reality (VR) has potential safety concerns, participants must be 13 years or older.
Adult participants must sign a release waiver, and each participant between 13 and 17 must have a parent sign a release waiver.
Waiver forms are available to pick up in advance at the library or at www.nols.org/virtual-reality.
SEQUIM — Bonnie Block will address a meeting of the Olympic Peaks Camera Club at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The club meets in the community room at KSQM radio, 609 W. Washington St.
Block will discuss techniques to improve wildlife pictures and get the most from your camera as well as suggestions for improving post-processing skills.
Block, a wildlife photographer, has received the Audubon Grand Prize for photography.
For more information, call Rebecca Hanson at 360-808-3975 or visit www.fieldandfarmphoto.com.
SEQUIM — The public is invited to a preview performance of the play “Quilters” from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
The performance is at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.
Tickets are $10 per person, free for OTA members and are only available at the door for this performance.
The play will begin its regular run on Friday.
PORT TOWNSEND — Bill Mawhinney will read some of his poetry to music performed by Laurence Coles at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The reading is part of the Northwind Reading series at Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.
Optional donations will benefit the center.
Mawhinney, the author of “Songs in My Begging Bowl” and “Cairns Along the Road,” has hosted the series for 13 years.
Cole is a local songwriter and the founding director of PT Songlines.
For more information, call the center at 360-379-1086 or visit www.northwindarts.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — Jean McDonald will present “Generate Energy” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
McDonald will address a meeting of the Jefferson County Toastmasters Club at Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St.
The presentation is part of a monthly series exploring Brendan Burchard’s book “High Performance Habits.”
The public is invited to attend this free meeting.
For more information, call 360-789-7691 or visit jeffco.toastmastersclubs.org.
PORT TOWNSEND —Josephine County will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Celtic-inspired quartet will perform at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting, 1841 Sheridan St.
Members of the group play the flute, guitar, fiddle and bodhran as well as singing.
Admission is $20 per person.
For more information, visit www.josephinecountyband.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — Johanna King will present “Climate Change Up Close and Personal” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
The lecture is part of the Admiralty Audubon Society’s Community Program at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.
Varn will discuss her trip to the Norwegian islands of Svalbard last July.
For more information, visit www.admiraltyaudubon.org.