Tales of meteorites, canoe journeys among weekend’s attractions

A lecture on meteorites, stories of Native American canoe journeys and a Celtic music jam are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Geology lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Meteorites will be the topic of a free guest geology lecture at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Tony Irving, a professor, will speak about meteorites and how research has affected people’s understanding of them at the fellowship, located at 2333 San Juan Ave.

Donations of $5 are suggested.

In addition to the lecture, local meteorite collector Eric Twelker will display samples of meteorites from his collection.

Coffee tasting, music

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to Aldrich’s Market Sunrise Acoustics from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Those interested can sample a variety of different coffees while listening to guest musicians of all styles at the Loft at the market, located at 940 Lawrence St.

Coffee samples are supplied by Sunrise Coffee Co.

For more information, contact Ava at 360-385-0500 or ava@aldrichs.com.

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 “Forever.”

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

Book reading

PORT TOWNSEND — Author Emmett Scout will read from his first novel, “Peter Darling,” at 7 tonight.

The reading will be at The Writers’ Workshoppe and Imprint Books, 820 Water St.

“Peter Darling” is a queer, trans-retelling of Peter Pan and explores the nature of catharsis, identity and unconditional love, according to a news release.

His other publications include the novellas “Coffee Boy” and “Caroline’s Heart.”

Scout is currently finishing his senior thesis at the University of Washington-Bothell.

For information, go to www.austinchant.com.

Discount swim

PORT TOWNSEND — Entrance to Mountain View Pool will be discounted from 5 to 8 tonight.

Admission will be $2 for everyone, and the whole pool will be dedicated to play. Noodles, rings and other floaty toys will be available at the pool, 1925 Blaine St.

There will be no lap lanes.

Children younger than 8 years old must be accompanied by a guardian.

For information, call 360-385-7665.

PT Shorts

PORT TOWNSEND — Playwright Wendy MacLeod will be featured in the PT Shorts program at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Key City Playhouse.

The production is free and sponsored by the Port Townsend Arts Commission at 419 Washington St.

PT Shorts is a free monthly program featuring dramatic readings of contemporary literature, read by authors.

For information, call 360-385-5278 or email boxoffice@keycitypublic theatre.org.

Public discussion

PORT TOWNSEND — A public discussion with a panel of experts from the Jefferson County Public Health Department, Jefferson Healthcare and Planned Parenthood will occur from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The discussion, titled “A Call to Action: The Future of Women’s Health,” will be held in the Cotton Building, located at 607 Water St.

Featured speakers will be Jane Albee, WHNP; Julia Danskin, RN, BSN; Briana Galbreath Hodge, Ph.D., M.Ed.; and Susan Bone O’Brien, ARNP, MN, RN.

These health care providers work with women and girls of all ages on myriad matters, including family planning, prenatal support and maternity care, breastfeeding support and supplies, mammograms, menopause and aging, screening and counseling for sexually transmitted infections and cervical cancer.

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.

Music jam

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Grange Old Time Music Jam will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

All ages are welcome to this family-friendly jam at 1219 Corona St. Attendees are urged to bring a personal beverage and a dish to share, as well as instruments.

The jam features a different leader every month.

For information, go to www.quimpergrange.com/p/calendar-of-events.html.


Tribal Canoe Journeys

PORT HADLOCK — Jamestown S’Klallam tribal elder Marlin Holden will share images and stories from Tribal Canoe Journeys at Jefferson County Library at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The free program is in conjunction with a monthlong photography exhibit at the library at 620 Cedar Ave.

The exhibit, “Canoe Journeys on the Salish Sea,” includes narrative by the Jamestown S’Klallam. In the library display case, Celeste Dybeck’s small object collection will be on view, as will the button blanket she created.

Holden spent six years participating in the Tribal Canoe Journey — two years as a puller and four years as a skipper. He has also served as landing coordinator for the canoe landing in Port Townsend.

Holden served four years in the Navy after graduating from Sequim High School in 1962. He then started a career at the state Department of Corrections as a corrections officer, retiring in 1998 as the superintendent at the Olympic Corrections Center.

As a member of the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe, he has served as the executive director for tribal gaming, executive director for the economic development authority and chairman of the Natural Resource Committee.

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


Film screening

DISCOVERY BAY — A free film screening of “Restoration Agriculture in Practice” will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Disco Bay Detour.

The film is a video tour of Mark Shephard’s farm in Wisconsin and covers his use of permaculture, silvopasture, agroforestry and eco-farming.

It will be screened at the taproom, located at 282332 U.S. Highway 101.

Following the film, an open discussion about Shephard’s farming techniques will be held.

Disco Bay Detour is a 21-and-older venue.

For more information, phone 360-531-1173.


Stones and bones

BLYN — The Jamestowm S’Klallam Tribe will host a four-week-long archaeological course at Red Cedar Hall, 1033 Old Blyn Highway.

Beginning Monday and held every Monday until April 24, Gary Wessen, Ph.D., RPA, will teach about Northwest coast archaeology from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Registration is required, and a fee includes meals at the classes.

Wessen is a Port Townsend-based archaeologist who has worked as a consultant with the tribe for several years and will have attendees review the archaeological records briefly highlighting Western Washington sites, and consider what they tell about the prehistoric cultures of this region.

The class size is limited to 30 people, so event planners encourage those interested to register early.

To register, contact David Brownell at 360-681-4638 or email library@Jamestowntribe.org.

For more information, phone 360-681-4632 or email library@Jamestown tribe.org.


April Fools’ Run

PORT ANGELES — A benefit April Fools’ Run via car from Port Angeles to Kingston will be held Saturday.

A $10 buy-in per car is required for participation.

Those interested are advised to gather at the Rite Aid Plaza, 1940 E. First St., at 9:45 a.m. for sign-up.

The group will depart at about 10 a.m., stopping at the Longhouse Deli & Market, 271020 U.S. Highway 101, Blyn, to pick up other attendees at about 10:45 a.m. and at Chimacum School, 91 West Valley Road, Chimacum, at 11:30 a.m. to pick up more participants.

The final stop will be at Point Casino, 7989 N.E. Salish Lane, Kingston. Participants can pay $10 per hand to play poker and receive a $5 voucher to a meal at the casino.

A two- to three-hour showing of participants’ antique and classic cars will be held in the parking lot.

All cars, trucks and motorcycles are accepted but might or might not be included in the showing with classic cars.

All proceeds will go to Clallam County Mosaic, a program for disabled youths.

For more information, phone John Burkheimer at 360-477-1785.

Contra dance

PORT ANGELES — A beginners’ workshop and refresher starts off an evening of contra dancing this Saturday.

Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road, is the venue for the monthly gathering, which includes live music by Sandy Bradley and friends and guidance from dance caller Laura Mé Smith.

Saturday’s dance workshop will start at 7:30 p.m. The dance goes from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for youths 17 and younger.

“My goal,” said Smith, “is for people to go home with a big smile on their faces. They may have no idea what just happened to them, but they want to do it again.”

For details, see blackdiamonddance.org or phone 360-457-5667.

Celtic jam

PORT ANGELES — A free Celtic jam will be held each first and third Saturday of every month — until further notice — at Strait Music.

Led by fiddler Derek Stallman, the first jam will take place Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 1015 E. First St.

This event is open to the public, and those interested in playing are asked to bring their own instruments.

Those who are interested in listening are invited as well.

For more information, phone Stallman at 360-640-2362.

Free training

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Hoarding Task Force will offer free training for the task force and the public from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.

The training will be at Peninsula Behavioral Health (PBH), located at 118 E. Eighth St.

Kelly M. Cook, MSW, LICSW, of PBH will discuss compulsive hoarding disorder.

Susie Winters, a hoarding specialist and owner of Finding Floors, will discuss procedures for hoarding property cleanup.

For more information, phone 360-460-8927 or email clallamcountyhtf@gmail.com.

Community dance

PORT ANGELES — A community dance is planned at Studio Bob from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Tickets are available at the door of Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St. Discounted advance tickets are available at Harbor Arts Gallery, 110 E. Railroad Ave.

Proceeds from the dance will help purchase a stairclimber for Studio Bob.

At 7:30 p.m., Mary Alice Long — creator of Play=Peace — will lead the community dance.

Food and drink will be available for purchase in the Loom.

For more information, contact Long at 206-200-4542 or mary alice@playequalspeace. com.

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 at 1 p.m. today.

The public event will be held at Veterans Park on Lincoln Street at Third 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 also fires three volleys and a bugler plays taps. There is also a bagpiper who plays.

Student play

PORT ANGELES — Five Acre Elementary School will perform Homer’s “The Odyssey” or “One Thing After Another” at 7 tonight at the Peninsula College Little Theater.

The show is a lighthearted version of the classic Greek story of Odysseus returning home to his family in Ithaca after fighting in the Trojan War.

The show features colorful costumes, a few not-so-scary monsters, gods and goddesses, live music and dance, and kids acting. The play should last about an hour, with a brief Q&A with the audience and young actors after the show.


Classes for caregivers

SEQUIM — “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a class that helps those who care for loved ones also take care of themselves, will start Tuesday.

The class will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. It will meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays until Tuesday, May 9.

The cost is $30 for a textbook.

The class does not focus on hands-on care for the care receiver.

Preregistration is required. Phone class leaders Barbara Parse at 360-683-2113 or Judy Croonquist at 360-582-1370.

Mac user group meet

SEQUIM — Members of the Strait Macintosh User Group will focus on the basics of using the macOS Sierra operating system at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Topics for the meeting will include starting up, selecting settings, using apps, closing programs and shutting down.

The meeting is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Thrift shop

SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild’s thrift shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Many new and gently used items await purchase at the shop, located at 204 W. Bell St.

Featured will be furniture with accessories, dishware and kitchenware, jewelry and designer handbags as well as spring fashions.

All white tags will be marked at half-price.

New consignors and volunteers are always needed.

For more information, phone 360-683-7044.

Meet the artist

SEQUIM — The Fifth Avenue invites the public to its art gallery for a reception with artist Carol Wilhelm from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission will be free at the gallery, located at 500 W. Hendrickson Road.

Wilhelm works in watercolor.

For information, call 360-683-3345.

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.

Cat’s Meow dance

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

Admission will be $4 for Shipley Center members and $5 for others at 500 W. Hendrickson Road.

For information, call 360-683-3345.

Colors of the season

SEQUIM — Horticulturist Lelani Wood will present colorful plants for spring and summer at the 10 a.m. meeting of the Sequim Garden Club on Monday.

The club will meet at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St.

For information, email suneesequim@yahoo.com.

Quartet concert

SEQUIM — First Baptist Church will host a free concert by the Blackwood Legacy Quartet at 7 p.m. Monday.

Admission will be free at the church, 1323 Sequim-Dungeness Way.

The concert will feature a blend of country and contemporary Southern Gospel music. The quartet is from Nashville, Tenn., signed with Mansion Records.

For information, call the church at 360-683-2114.


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The public is invited to 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, located at 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 their 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.

Hour of Code

FORKS — The Forks branch of the North Olympic Library System will host an Hour of Code at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The free event will be held in the library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

Hour of Code is an introduction to computer science designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn programming basics. Each participant will use a laptop computer to access a variety of tutorials provided by code.org.

The event is recommended for ages 4 and above. All learning levels are welcome. Laptops will be provided.

Aging in place

FORKS — A panel discussion about aging in place will be held at the Forks Elks Lodge at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Representatives of various organizations will be available to answer questions at the lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

The public is invited to a question-and-answer panel to discuss Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, in-home care, elder care fraud, long-term care, hospitalization, family caregiver support, durable powers of attorney and health care directives, and other aging-related topics.

For information, call Linda George at 360-374-6411.

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