Strawberries, music and preparation for winter veggies on the calendar this week

Strawberry shortcake, music and plans for winter gardens are among the attractions on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at


Shortcake fundraiser

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Farmers Market will continue its annual Strawberry Shortcake Fundraiser for the second Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For $7, attendees can partake of fresh strawberries, shortcakes and fresh whipped cream at the market, 133 E. Front St.

Pane d’Amore Artisan Bakery will provide the shortcakes.

Proceeds will benefit the market’s operations.

For more information, phone 360-460-0361.

Book presentation

PORT ANGELES — Tim Wheeler will read excerpts from his book “News from Rain Shadow Country” at 6 tonight at the Clallam County Democratic headquarters.

Following the reading, Wheeler will be available to autograph books at the headquarters, 124 W. First St.

According to a news release: “News from the Rain Shadow Country recounts the author’s youth near Sequim in the 1950s, where the family was forced to take up dairy farming after Wheeler’s father was targeted by the Cold War blacklists.”

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

For more information, visit

Microchip clinic

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (OPHS) will host a microchip/license clinic from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Home Again microchips will be available for $20, including registration at OPHS, located at 1743 Old Olympic Highway.

Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and can help a lost animal find its way home.

Annual licenses are $5 and lifetime licenses are $20. A pet must have a microchip and be spayed or neutered to qualify for the lifetime license.

Dogs and cats living in Clallam County, Sequim and Port Angeles are legally required to be licensed.

Dogs need to be on leashes and cats in carriers for the event. Carriers will be available to borrow.

For more information, phone 360-457-8206.

Teen night

PORT ANGELES — William Shore Memorial Pool will hold an after-hours party for youths ages 12 to 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $3.35 at the pool, 225 E. Fifth St.

For more information, email

Books and libations

PORT ANGELES — Those who are 21 and older are invited to the Port Angeles Library’s Books and Libations at 6 p.m. Thursday at Camaraderie Cellars.

Attendees can learn about new books and wines in the cellar’s tasting room, 334 Benson Road.

Six tasting stations will feature paired samples of a book and wine.

A valid photo ID is required for entry to the event.

Parking is limited, so ride shares and carpooling are encouraged, event organizers said.

Registration is required. To register, call 360-417-8500, email or visit and select “Events” and “Port Angeles.”

For more information, visit

Paws to read

PORT ANGELES — Visitors can read stories to dogs at the Port Angeles Library at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Furry, four-legged friends will be provided by the Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy Dog Club at the library at 2210 S. Peabody St.

Dogs make great listeners, organizers say, adding that readers of all ages and abilities can practice their skills with confidence and joy.

Research shows that the more a child reads, the more their reading skills improve, organizers said.

For nervous or self-conscious readers, reading to therapy dogs can be a helpful way to practice reading without feeling intimidated or judged.

For more information, visit, call the library at 360-417-8500 or email


Camera workshop

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peaks Camera Club will host a flash photography workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Dungeness Community Church, 45 Eberle Lane.

The workshop costs $50 and is open to the public.

John Cornicello, a Seattle-based photographer, will lead the workshop.

Proceeds will benefit the club’s future events and help offset rental costs.

The club is a newly formed nonprofit with aims to make photography resources and information more accessible to the North Olympic Peninsula, according to a news release.

For more information, phone Rebecca Hanson at 360-808-3975.

Guild thrift shop

SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The shop at 204 W. Bell St. will feature unique furnishings and accessories, summer clothing, kitchenware, designer handbags, jewelry and shoes, plus books and puzzles.

All white-tagged items will be marked half-price.

Consignors and new volunteers always are needed.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Watercolor exhibit

SEQUIM — The Watercolor on Wednesday artists — Marcia Barrett, Jim Gift, Rita Heywood, Jackie Yokote and Janet and Leroy Beers — will showcase a collection of their paintings at the Gallery at the Fifth, 500 W. Hendrickson Road, during July.

An artists reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The group has been painting together at Shipley Center for more than eight years.

Cat’s Meow Dance

SEQUIM — The Cat’s Meow Swing Quartet will perform the music of the 1940s and ’50s for dancing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at The Fifth Avenue.

The entry fee will be $4 for Shipley members and $5 for all others at 500 W. Hendrickson Road.

For more information, call 360-683-3345.

SMUG panel

SEQUIM — The Strait Macintosh User Group will host a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The panel discussion will be on member-selected topics. Members or visitors can bring questions or send them in advance to

Safety hour

SEQUIM — The public is invited to Lisa Taylor’s presentation “Safety Empower Hour” at 1 p.m. today.

Taylor will cover topics such as awareness, community and preparation at the Sequim Senior Center, 921 E. Hammond St.

The presentation is free for members; a $2 donation is asked of nonmembers.

Taylor has been in law enforcement and security for various businesses and organizations around Seattle.

Fore more information, phone 360-683-6806.


Murder Ballad

PORT TOWNSEND — “Murder Ballad” will be presented for a final weekend tonight through Sunday.

The cabaret-style show will be at 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday with a 2:30 p.m. matinee set for Saturday.

Tickets are $20 to $24 at or 360-385-5278 (KCPT).

Since opening in early June, performances have been selling out at the Key City Playhouse, 419 Washington St.

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 was not available.

For more information, go to

PT Shorts

PORT TOWNSEND — Seattle 7 member Donna Miscolta will be the presenter at PT Shorts, a free monthly program featuring dramatic readings of contemporary literature at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The free reading will be at the Key City Playhouse, 419 Washington St.

For information, call 360-385-5278 or email

Medicine music

PORT TOWNSEND — Alexa Sunshine Rose will perform at the RoseWind Common House from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The Winter Wrens vocal quartet will open the show from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., after which Rose will perform her “original sacred songs” at RoseWind, 3131 Haines St.

Admission is available at the door on an $8 to $20 sliding scale, though no one will be turned away.

For more information, email

One-woman musical

PORT TOWNSEND — Joanne Kumekawa wrote and will perform in “Magic, Murder, Miracles: A One Act, One Woman Musical Fundraiser” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Admission will be pay-what-you-wish at the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine, 5612 Gise St.

Funds will be used to send toothbrushes to Tibetan children.

For information, call 360-531-0358 or email

Make envelopes

PORT TOWNSEND — The Write More Letters Club will host a session on repurposing maps, brochures or calendars into colorful envelopes at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Port Townsend Library.

Maps and brochures will be provided at this free session at the library, 1220 Lawrence St.

For information, email or call 360-385-3181.

Book Lovers’ Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Members of the public are invited to the next meeting of Book Lovers’ Cafe at 7 p.m. Monday at the Port Townsend Library.

The book discussion will be on “The Nightingale” by Kristen Hannah at the library, 1220 Lawrence St.

Ukulele rendezvous

PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will meet for its monthly Happy Hour-Open Mic at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 W. Sims Way.

For more information, call 360-385-2233.

Winter gardening

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to a presentation about starting winter garden plants from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Port Townsend Library.

Lys Burden and Nita Wester, Master Gardeners with Washington State University Jefferson County Extension, will speak at the library’s Pink House, 1220 Lawrence St., about how to get winter vegetables started.

The appropriate time to start winter crops is in July and August, they said.

Featured topics will be successful winter vegetables for the Jefferson County area, planting and harvesting schedules, as well as winter gardening techniques.

For more information, contact John Sabella at 206-714-4732 or master


Flea market

BRINNON — The annual Brinnon Community Flea Market is planned today and Saturday.

It will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101.

History speaker

BRINNON — Dosewallips State Park will hold an interactive history speaker event at 8 p.m. Sunday.

A park ranger will speak about U.S. history at the park’s amphitheater, 306996 U.S. Highway 101.

A Discover Pass is required for entry into the park.

For more information, call 360-796-4415.

Beginners yoga

BRINNON — The public is invited to beginner’s yoga classes at the Brinnon Community Center starting at 7:40 a.m. Monday.

The classes will be held every Monday until further notice at the center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101.

Progressive classes are also held at 6:40 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, and 8 a.m. Thursdays.

For more information, call 360-796-4350.


STEAM Fridays

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library will host Engineering Exploration for children ages 6 to 11 from noon to 3 p.m. today.

The program will take place in the multipurpose room at Chimacum Creek Primary School, next to the library at 620 Cedar Ave.

Youth are welcome to drop in between noon and 3 p.m. to explore engineering through hands-on exhibits from the Pacific Science Center.

They will learn how to design circuits, build bridges and construct gear systems while seeing how engineers solve real-world problems with the technologies used every day.

For information, call the library at 360-385-6544.

Origami book boxes

PORT HADLOCK — Children ages 6 to 11 are invited to join art educator Sidonie Wilson to create an origami book box at the Jefferson County Library at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.


Lawn chair hootenanny

NORDLAND — The public is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic items for an evening of fun and free live music at 3 p.m. Monday on the new Marrowstone Vineyards Concert Stage.

There will be red and white wines from the vineyards, concession snacks and non-alcoholic beverages at the vineyard stage, 423 Meade Road on Marrowstone Island.

For information, call 360-797-1429 or email


Blood drive

FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today with a break for lunch from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

No appointments will be necessary for this blood drive at 941 Merchants Road.

Moonlight Madness

FORKS — The West End Business and Professional Association will host Moonlight Madness from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Forks Avenue will be closed between Calawah and Bogachiel, featuring music, vendors, fun for the kids and other special activities.

Stores in the area will be open later and offer special sales during this festive evening.

For information, call 360-640-5070.


FORKS — There will be a meet-and-greet with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Neiko Thorpe at 1 p.m. Monday in Tillicum Park.

The park is on Tillicum Lane.

Thorpe initially signed with the Seahawks last September and re-signed in March.

Elks bingo

FORKS — Tuesday Night Bingo at the Elks Lodge will begin with early bird sessions at 6:30 p.m.

Regular sessions will start at 7 p.m. at the lodge at 941 Merchants Road.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Logging and mill tour

FORKS — The Forks Logging and Mill Tour will be from 8:45 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

The tours, which begin at the Forks Chamber of Commerce at 1411 S. Forks Ave., are every Wednesday through Sept. 6.

Tours are free, but donations are accepted.

Space is limited, so reservations are encouraged.

To reserve a space, call 360-374-2531 or 800-443-6757.

Art workshop

FORKS — The Forks Library will host an art workshop for children from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Children ages 7 to 12 can learn to use air-dry clay and tools to form a pinch-pot candy monster at the library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

Preregistration is required for this event.

To register, call 360-374-6402 or email

For more information, call 360-374-6402, email or visit

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