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Thanksgiving Day run, yoga, pet photos and more planned

Plenty of events slated for the coming week

A run and yoga on Thanksgiving Day, the dedication of a Habitat for Humanity home, pet photos with Santa and a Balfolk International Dance are among the activities planned on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Studium West

FORKS — Melissa Peterson will present “Generations of Makah Weavers — Art of Basketry” at 7 tonight.

The free lecture is part of the Studium West series at Peninsula College Forks, 481 S. Forks Ave.

Peterson, a master weaver and member of the Makah Tribe, will focus on the history, culture, artistry and importance of weaving.

She will conclude her presentation with a hands-on weaving activity to demonstrate Makah basketry.

For more information, call Lesley Hoare at 360-374-3223 or email [email protected].


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The Port Angeles Lions Club will host a benefit breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The meal will be served at the Crescent Bay Lions Clubhouse, 181 Holly Hill Road.

The menu includes French toast, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, breakfast meats and beverages.

The meal costs $7 per person, $4 for children; proceeds go to the Crescent High School basketball team.


Soroptimist luncheon

PORT ANGELES — Cathy Lucero will address a luncheon meeting of Soroptimist International of Port Angeles at noon today.

The public is invited to attend the luncheon to be held at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 S. Del Guzzi Drive.

Lucero is the coordinator of the Clallam County Noxious Weed Control Board.

Lunch is available for purchase; a minimum charge of $4 will be charged for beverages and the venue.

Masonic Bingo

PORT ANGELES — Mason’s Lodge 69 will host bingo from 6:30 to 9 tonight and Wednesday night.

The lodge is at 622 S. Lincoln St.

Proceeds will benefit lodge programs.

For more information, visit www.pamasonic.org.

Habitat home dedicated

PORT ANGELES — A Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County home will be dedicated at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The new owner will receive the keys to the home at 2315 W. 16th St. in Port Angeles.

The public is invited.

Genealogy class

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will host an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The open house will be at the society’s research center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Visitors will be permitted to browse the books and use databases such as Ancestry, Find My Past & Fold3 at no cost.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with searches.

During the open house Robert Griset will present a class on timelines, the last in a series for beginning family historians.

The class will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will cost $10 per person.

For more information, call 360-417-5000, email [email protected] or visit www.clallamcogs.org.

Folk concert

PORT ANGELES — Singer-songwriters Elijah Sussman and Michael Rivers will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The concert will be at the Sons of Norway’s Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St.

Suggested donation is $5 to $10 per person.

For more information, call Sussman at 206- 489-8966 or email [email protected].

Dancing program

PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway will host a dancing program from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The program is at Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St.

The program includes Scandinavian, swing, ballroom and folk dancing, a lesson will be held at 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited, no partner is needed, families and all ages welcome.

Suggested donation is $3, refreshments will follow the dancing.

For more information, call 360-457-7035 or 360-452-6334.

Senior dance

PORT ANGELES — Cat’s Meow will perform for a swing dance from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The dance will be in the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Refreshments will be served from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person; first-time attendees are admitted free.

Book club postponed

PORT ANGELES — The Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group will postpone its November meeting until 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4.

The group will discuss “The House of Broken Angels” by Luis Alberto Urrea at that meeting.

The group meets at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

For more information, call the library at 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Turkey trot

PORT ANGELES — The second North Olympic Turkey Trot will be run from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Thursday.

The event features 5-kilometer and a 10-kilometer courses along the Olympic Discovery Trail

The out and back races begin at the former Rayonier mill site at 700 N. Ennis St.

Registration for the 5K race is $30, $35 for the 10K race; registration closes at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

For more information or to register, visit www.tinyurl.com/PDN-PA- Turkey-Trot.

Thanksgiving yoga

PORT ANGELES — Poser YOGA will offer by-donation Thanksgiving Day yoga classes called Gratitude in Motion.

The classes are from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Port Angeles studio, 502 W. Eighth St.

All proceeds from the class will go toward Yoga Behind Bars.

To register, sign up through the MindBody app on your smartphone or visit clients.mindbody online.com.

For more information, email [email protected].


Pet photos

SEQUIM — Windermere Real Estate will host pet photos with Santa from noon to 5 p.m. today.

The pictures will be taken at the firm’s Sequim-East office, 842 E. Washington St.

Participants are asked to bring a bag or a can of dog or cat food to donate to the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.

For more information, call Jessica Warriner at 360-683-4844 or email [email protected].

River walk

SEQUIM — Olympic Nature Experience will host a Dungeness River walkabout from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The free hike meets at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

A naturalist will guide the hike and discuss plant and animal identification.

The hike is appropriate for families and people with disabilities are welcome.

For more information or questions about accessibility, call 360-461-7169.

Last Wednesday

SEQUIM — Nine local poets will read from their newly published anthology “Last Wednesday” at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The poets will read at the Pioneer Park Clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St.

The co-authors are Gary Bullock, Howard Chadwick, Judith Collins, Judith Duncan, Gina Hietpas, Ruth Marcus, Mike Medler, Terry Moore and Stephanie Nead.

They will be joined by three other local poets, Tim McNulty, Kate Reavey and Charlotte Warren, who will each read from their works as well.

The reading is free and open to the public. Proceeds from the sale of “Last Wednesday” will benefit the Sequim Library Building Fund.

For more information, call Gina Hieptas at 360-683-2217 or email [email protected].

Elks Bingo

SEQUIM — Sequim Elks will host bingo games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Games are 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.

Thanksgiving yoga

SEQUIM — Poser YOGA will offer by-donation Thanksgiving Day yoga classes called Gratitude in Motion.

The classes are from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Sequim studio, 145 E. Washington St.

All proceeds from the class will go toward Yoga Behind Bars.

To register, sign up through the MindBody app on your smartphone or visit clients.mindbodyonline.com.

For more information, email [email protected].


Conversation cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today.

The group meets at Alchemy Restaurant, 842 Washington St.

This week’s topic is “Conservatism.”

Spaghetti dinner

PORT TOWNSEND — A spaghetti dinner will be served from 6 to 7:30 tonight.

The fundraising meal is at Salish Coast Elementary School, 1637 Grant St.

The menu features a side salad, spaghetti with meat sauce or no-meat sauce, and garlic bread.

Dinner costs $8 per person, $5 for students and is available to dine in or carry out.

Proceeds support the Port Townsend High School Band’s upcoming trip to Los Angeles scheduled for the spring.

Film screening

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Public Library will host a free screening of “The Public” at 7 tonight.

The 2018 drama will be shown at the Charles Pink House, 1256 Lawrence St.

The film explores the issues of homelessness and mental illness when an act of civil disobedience in a public library escalates into a standoff with police.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-3054 or visit www.ptpubliclibrary.org.

Balfolk dance

PORT TOWNSEND — A Balfolk International Dance is set from 7 to 10 tonight.

The dance featuring partner and circle steps from Europe will be at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Ave.

Admission is $5 to $20 on a sliding scale.

For more information, visit www.quimpergrange.com.

Turkey trot

PORT TOWNSEND — Jumping Mouse Children’s Center will present its eighth Turkey Trot 5K and One-mile Kids’ Fun Run from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The runs are on the Larry Scott Trail starting at the Boat Haven trailhead.

The kids’ run begins at 9 a.m. with the 5K following at 9:30 a.m.

According to a press release, this is a sanctioned 5K race on a USATF- certified course.

Coffee from Port Townsend’s Sunrise Coffee Co., hot cocoa and treats will be available at the finish line.

Prizes also will be awarded.

Registration is $30 for adults and $10 for the 1-mile race with discounts available for students, seniors and active duty military personnel.

Participants can pre-register at www.jumpingmouse.org.

Birding hike

PORT TOWNSEND — The Admiralty Audubon Society will sponsor a birding hike from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The group will meet at the Larry Scott Trail’s Milo Curry trailhead, 144 Milo Curry Road.

The hike is three miles, participants should dress warmly and wear waterproof shoes.

For more information, call trip leader Paula Vanderheul at 360-379-8564 or email [email protected].


Fiddlers jam

CHIMACUM — District 15 of Washington Old Time Fiddlers will host a jam session and concert Saturday.

The group will jam with acoustic instruments from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., then perform from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The public is invited to the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road to join in or to just listen and enjoy.

For more information, email Rita Hubbard at [email protected] or visit d15.wotfa.org.


Items for this listing of community events must be submitted by 5 p.m. Mondays. To submit, call 360-417-3527, fax 360-417-3521, email [email protected] or visit the newsroom at 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA, 98362.

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