Thank-you to volunteers, library fine amnesty benefit coming up on Peninsula

A thank-you to Day of Caring Volunteers, a library fine amnesty fundraiser and a ukulele rendezvous are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Library fine amnesty

All four branches of the North Olympic Library System will host a community resource drive with a twist: Accrued library fines will be waived in exchange for a donation of nonperishable food, diapers or pet food beginning today.

The fine amnesty program will extend through Sept. 30 at the Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks and Clallam Bay public libraries.

All donated items will be turned over to community resource centers.

Old fines still on a library card account for books, DVDs, magazines and other materials that were returned past their due dates will be waived with a donation, as well as overdue items returned during the fine amnesty period.

Charges will not be waived for interlibrary loan items, lost or damaged items, processing fees or collection agency fees.

The Port Angeles Library is at 2210 S. Peabody St., the Sequim Library is at 630 N. Sequim Ave., the Forks Library is at 171 S. Forks Ave. and the Clallam Bay Library is at 16990 state Highway 112.


Alumni, friends picnic

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College invites alumni, their families and current and former staff and faculty to the inaugural Alumni & Friends Picnic today.

The free event will begin at 5:15 p.m. with tribal drumming on the college’s south lawn behind the Pirate Union Building, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

During the event, Pirates past and present will share their post-college experiences and accomplishments based on the theme “What I Experienced at PC THEN Shaped Who I Am NOW.”

Following the discussion, hot dogs and refreshments will be served.

At 6:30 p.m., attendees can tour the new Allied Health and Early Childhood Development Center, which opened in May, as well as other new features at the college.

The event is slated to be an annual occurrence, according to a news release.

United Way Fun Day

PORT ANGELES — A benefit for the United Way of Clallam County is planned at Barhop Brewing & Artisan Pizza tonight.

From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., $1 from every pint purchased at the business at 124 Railroad Ave. will go to United Way of Clallam County’s community care fund.

The occasion also serves to thank the 91 individuals who volunteered during the Day of Caring by painting, raking, shoveling, cleaning, weeding and spreading bark at six locations around Clallam County.

For more information, visit United Way of Clallam County’s Facebook page.

Yoga storytime

PORT ANGELES — Children and their caregivers are invited to Port Angeles Library’s Yoga Storytime at 10:15 a.m. today.

The interactive storytime will feature stories, songs, yoga poses and breathing exercises at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

According to a news release: “Studies show that children who are read to before the age of 5 develop essential pre-reading skills, supporting later success in school.”

For more information, call 360-417-8500, ext. 7705; email; or visit

Fermentation workshop

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to a wild vegetable fermentation workshop and culture swap at 2 p.m. Saturday.

A donation of $10 to $15 is suggested to the event at Port Angeles Brewing, 103 W. First St.

Attendees can learn about cost-effective and simple tools that will aid with at-home fermentation.

A tour of the Fermentation on Wheels bus will be available, as well as tastings and a fermentation talk.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own starter cultures for exchange and discussion.

Event organizers advise that “if you would like to take a starter culture home with you, please bring something to trade or $10 (per starter culture).”

For more information, visit

Pro bono lawyers

PORT ANGELES — Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers will present “Law at the Landing” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The event at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., is intended to help the public address legal issues in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers.

Volunteer attorneys will provide and assist with completing advance directive forms including a power of attorney for finances, power of attorney for medical and a health care directive.

There is an anticipated high demand for this clinic, so attendees are asked to arrive on time.

For more information or to register, contact Shauna Rogers McClain at 360-504-2422 or probono

Tai Chi lessons

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to participate in free tai chi sessions from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Clouded Leopard Tai Chi will lead the session at Valley Creek Estuary Park on West Front Street.

For more information, call 907-942-7334.

Monday Musicale

PORT ANGELES — Monday Musicale will meet in the Queen of Angels Fellowship Hall at noon Monday.

Following the meeting at 209 W. 11th St., the public is invited to hear jazz pianist Al Harris’ performance at 1 p.m.

For more information, call Helen Coleman at 360-775-0594.

Swingers dance

PORT ANGELES — The Senior Swingers will host a dance at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The dance is free for new visitors. All other visits to the center at 328 E. Seventh St. are covered by $5.

The Cat’s Meow will provide music.

Concert on the Pier

PORT ANGELES — Ranger & the “Re-Arrangers” will play gypsy jazz and swing during the final edition of Concerts on the Pier on Wednesday.

The free outdoor concert at City Pier at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Lincoln Street will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to cozy up with chairs, blankets and picnic dinners.

Talk about arts

PORT ANGELES — Park View Villas will host a presentation by Dan Maguire, Juan de Fuca Foundation executive director, at 2 p.m. Thursday.

The free presentation will be at the senior living facility at 1430 Park View Lane.

For information, email Beth Pratt at


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The Crescent Bay Lions Club’s benefit breakfasts will resume Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The public is invited to the breakfast 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.

Fall fashion show

PORT ANGELES — Several local business are teaming up to present a fall fashion show at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Admittance is free to the event at the Sons of Norway, 131 W. Fifth St.

The latest fashions with LuLaRoe, Avon, Mary Kay, Thirty-One Bags, Scentsy and Pampered Chef will be showcased.

Veterans recognition

PORT ANGELES — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1024 will host a POW-MIA Recognition Day ceremony Saturday.

The event will begin with a 10 a.m. ceremony at Daren’s Point S Tire & Service, 320 S. Tumwater Truck Route.

The ceremony will be followed by a barbecue reception.


Open house

SEQUIM — Members of the public are invited to Shipley Center’s ninth annual open house at 1 p.m. today.

An informational presentation will begin at 2 p.m. at the center, 921 E. Hammond St.

Attendees can learn about the activities and classes offered by the center.

Entertainment, door prizes, appetizers and a chocolate fountain provided by Discovery Memory Care will be available.

For more information, call 360-683-6806.

Potluck dinner

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society will convene for a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and program at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The event at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, is open to the public.

Jim Carr will present “Birds of Cuba” during the event.

Carr is a noted expert on tropical birds, a lifelong teacher and naturalist who has spent many years studying forest birds in Cuba and South America, Africa, South Asia and New Guinea, according to a news release.

Event organizers urge those interested to bring a dish to share, as well as a plate and utensils.

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 a 68-piece set of Spode china, Capodimonte ceramic pieces, jewelry, designer handbags, puzzles, books and kitchenware.

White-tagged items will be marked at half-price.

Consignors and new volunteers are always needed.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Flea market

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange will host a flea market at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Various vendors will be available at the grange’s main building, grounds and outdoor kitchen, located at 290 Macleay Road, until 3 p.m.

The grange’s kitchen will have a lunch available.

For more information, call Bob Clark at 360-683-4431.

Camera club meeting

SEQUIM — The public is invited to Olympic Peaks Camera Club’s presentation at noon Saturday.

Valerie Henschel and Cindy Fullwiler will present “How to Photograph the Olympic Peninsula” at the Sequim Museum & Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St.

The duo will be available to answer questions about the club’s Olym-PIX exhibition at the museum, as well as the club itself.

For more information, call Rebecca Hanson, program chair, at 360-808-3975.

Elks bingo

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge invites those 18 and older to play bingo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free.

The minimum buy-in for the game is $10 at the lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.

For more information, call Crystal Parker at 360-683-3034.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — Author Katy Bowman will discuss her book “Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole Body Mobility” and lead participants in introductory exercises at 6 p.m. Monday.

The public is invited to the event at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email or visit

New to town

SEQUIM — Catherine Mich from Terrific Transitions will facilitate a conversation for those wishing to learn more about Sequim at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Those who have recently relocated to the Sequim area are encouraged to attend the discussion at First Federal’s conference room, 333 N. Sequim Ave.

Attendees can learn about volunteer opportunities and a brief history of Sequim.

Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting Mich at 360-582-1081 or cath@terrific-

Country performance

SEQUIM — The public is invited to a performance by Jerry’s Classic Country Band at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The performance will be held at the Sequim Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St.

For more information, call 360-683-9546.

Breakfast, dinner

SEQUIM — The Sequim Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760 will open its doors to serve the public breakfast and dinner this week.

On Sunday, a $5 breakfast of French toast, bacon, eggs, coffee and juice will be served from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the post, 169 E. Washington St.

The club bar-canteen will be open during this time.

On Thursday, a $10 dinner of chicken Alfredo, salad and garlic bread prepared by chef Nathan will be available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Just in Time will provide musical entertainment.

For more information, call 360-683-9546.


Discovery Dance

PORT TOWNSEND — This year’s Discovery Dance season will kick off with the Dan Colvin Band at 8 tonight.

Admission is $12 to the dance at the Port Townsend Elks, 555 Otto St.

A beginner’s lesson for West Coast swing will be led by Janice Eklund at 7 p.m.

The band will feature original songs, honky-tonk and soul.

The venue is smoke- and scent-free, event organizers said.

For more information, email

Discount swim night

PORT TOWNSEND — Mountain View Pool will hold a discount swim night from 5 to 8 tonight.

Admission will be $3 at the pool, 1925 Blaine St.

Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.

For information, call 360-385-7665 or email

Ukulele rendezvous

PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will meet at Grace Lutheran Church for a monthly rendezvous from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The group will meet at the church at 1120 Walker St.

Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Free lessons will be provided for all skill levels. Loaner ukuleles will be available.

For information, call 360-385-2233 or email germaine

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 “Transitions.”

For more information, visit

Story Swap

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Storytelling Guild will begin its second season of monthly Third Sunday Story Swaps on Sunday.

The afternoon event will be from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Port Townsend Library Learning Center, 1256 Lawrence St.

It will feature short stories by up to seven tellers as well as activities and discussion to enhance the craft of storytelling.

Listeners, those new to this art form and aspiring and seasoned tellers are welcome.

For more information, contact co-organizer Perry Spring at 360-316-9600 or

Sea serenade

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center will host “Serenade the Sea,” a group celebration of the importance of water, at 4 p.m. Monday.

Music, poetry, dance and other forms of celebration are planned at the center, 431 Water St.

Plant clinic

PORT TOWNSEND — A WSU Master Gardener Plant Clinic is planned from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the community development office.

The free clinic takes place Mondays at the office, 621 Sheridan St.

Clinics are free and open to the public.

For information, email

Daughters of Norway

PORT TOWNSEND — Information about the Swedish Finn Historical Society & Genealogy will be presented at the Thea Foss No. 45 Daughters of Norway meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Syrene Forsman will talk about the historical society during the meeting at the Fred Lewis Scout Cabin, 3075 Discovery Road.

Forsman also will discuss Swedish and Finnish cultures, traditions and folk dresses.

For more information, call 360-531-4512 or email daughtersofnorway

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Au Contraire will be the featured musical entertainment at the next Quimper Grange contra dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $6; children younger than 16 will be admitted free at the grange, 1219 Corona St.

Emma Anderson of Seattle will be the caller.

For information, go to

AAUW meet

PORT TOWNSEND — AAUW Port Townsend will host its annual welcome back/get acquainted session from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be at the Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.

This year, the American Association of University Women-Port Townsend, the largest branch in the state, celebrates its 60th anniversary.

During the meeting, current and prospective members will learn about the history of AAUW and progress on women’s issues, sign up for interest groups and volunteer for activities that support AAUW’s educational projects and scholarships in 2017-18.

AAUW Port Townsend and its affiliate, The University Women’s Foundation of Jefferson County, promote education and equity through various scholarships and awards, middle school career days and elementary school projects in literacy and math.

For more information on AAUW projects and membership, visit or contact Anne Englander at 360-390-5896.


Elks bingo

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

Early bird sessions will start at 6:30 p.m. while regular bingo will start at 7 p.m. at the lodge at 941 Merchants Road.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Prime rib dinner

FORKS — The Emblem Club No. 488 will host a prime rib dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The dinner will be at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

Tickets are $20 for the dinner; seniors will be admitted for $18, kids ages 4-12 for $10 and children 3 and younger for free.

For information, call the lodge at 360-374-2524.

Garden club

FORKS — “Potato Propagation” will be the focus of a presentation by retired University of California professor and WSU Master Gardener Muriel Nesbitt at the next meeting of the Bogachiel Garden Club at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The group meets at the Forks Community Center, 91 Maple Ave.

For information, email Kris Ayers at

Shelter meeting

FORKS — The Shelter Providers Network of Clallam County will hear about Department of Social & Health Services offered in Clallam County when they meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The group will meet in the Catherine of Siena Village commons room, 351 Founders Way.

The meeting will adjourn at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, phone network coordinator James Counihan at 360-452-7224, ext. 307, or email


Making pendants

PORT HADLOCK — An adult craft workshop is planned at the Jefferson County Library at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Participants will make wire-wrapped pendants in the free workshop at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

All materials will be provided, but participants should feel free to bring their own sea glass, crystals or stones to wrap.

The program is for adults 18 and older.

Wedding show

PORT HADLOCK — The Old Alcohol Plant will host a wedding show Saturday and Sunday.

Vendors will be at the Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.


Genealogy talk

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Genealogical Society will offer morning and afternoon session seminars Saturday.

A donation of $10 is suggested for the event at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Registration will begin the event at 9 a.m., after which genealogist Mary Roddy will lead the seminars until 2:30 p.m.

Attendees should bring their own lunch.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 360-385-9495 or email

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