Apollo 11 film, portable planetarium offered on Peninsula

A movie about Apollo 11, lunch with a Strait swimmer and a portable planetarium presentation are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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

FORKS

Art exhibit opens

FORKS — The West Olympic Council for the Arts will host its Interactive Art Exhibition today and Saturday.

The show will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day at the Rainforest Art Center, 35 N. Forks Ave.

Categories are Interactive Alley for selfies, photography, Big Beauties, Cut That OUT — a cutout display — and Watch Out for the Ground, sculptures that can be placed on flat surfaces.

Coffee with Comrades

FORKS — Veterans are welcome at the Forks VFW Post 9106 for fresh coffee and conversation on Thursday morning.

Coffee will be served from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the post hall at 110 S. Spartan Ave.

NEAH BAY

Cultural lecture

NEAH BAY — Joshua L. Reid will present “The Sea is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The lecture will be presented at the Makah Cultural and Research Center Museum, 1880 Bayview Ave.

Reid is an associate professor of history and American Indian studies at the University of Washington and directs the Center for Study of the Pacific Northwest.

For more information, call Janine Ledford at 360-645-2711 or email [email protected]

PORT ANGELES

Storytime on the road

PORT ANGELES — The Summer Reading Program will take Storytime on the road at 10:30 a.m. today.

This week’s baseball-themed session with the Parks Department will be held at Civic Field, 307 S. Race St.

The free early literacy program is designed for children up to 5 years old and their adult caregivers.

Storytime sessions feature singing, reading, talking, playing and writing.

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

Soroptimist luncheon

PORT ANGELES — Rob DeCou will address a luncheon meeting of Soroptimist International of Port Angeles — Noon Club at noon today.

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

DeCou is planning to swim from Dungeness Spit to Ogden Point on Vancouver Island on Saturday to raise awareness of human trafficking and to raise funds to help prevent it.

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 located at 622 S. Lincoln St.

Proceeds benefit Lodge programs.

For more information, visit www.pamasonic.org.

Motorcycle run

PORT ANGELES — Smokers N Strikers will host a motorcycle run and pig roast Saturday.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. at the Front Street Alibi, 1605 E. Front St.

Registration is $15 per rider and proceeds benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.

The run will end and the festivities begin around 3 p.m. at 3914 Old Time Place Road.

For more information, call Debbie McComas at 360-207-7384 or email [email protected]

Apollo 11 film

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System will host a free screening of “Apollo 11” at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The 2019 documentary will be shown at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The film looks at the Apollo 11 mission led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins that landed on the Moon in 1969.

Summer concert

PORT ANGELES — The Fat Chance Band will perform as the first show of Olympic Cellars’ 2019 Summer Concert series at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Olympic Cellars is at 255410 U.S. Highway 101.

Admission is $13 in advance, $15 at the door and season passes for all seven concerts are available for $75.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Half the price of each ticket to this week’s concert will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula.

For more information, call 360-452-0160 or visit www.olympiccellars.com.

Anniversary party

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary’s 25th Anniversary will be celebrated from noon to 2 p.m. Monday.

The family-friendly event will be at the Olympic Coast Discovery Center on the second floor of The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave.

The celebration will include games, hands-on activities, cake and an appearance by Sanctuary Sam.

For more information, call Chris Butler-Minor at 360-406-2092, email [email protected] or visit www.tinyurl.com/PDN-OCNMS-25-Years.

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.

Kindergarten Rocks!

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System and First Step Family Support Center will present Kindergarten Rocks! at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The program will be at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody Ave. No registration is required for this free early literacy program.

This session will begin with a reading of the book “Click, Clack, Moo” by Doreen Cronin followed by hands-on stations to develop kindergarten readiness skills.

The final session July 31 will feature “Let’s Play in the Forest” by Claudia Rueda.

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

Book discussion

PORT ANGELES — The Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group will discuss “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The group meets in the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., the fourth Wednesday of each month.

In August the group will discuss “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah.

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

SEQUIM

Discussion group

SEQUIM — The Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon today.

The discussion group meets in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Great Decisions discussion groups, sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, are free and open to the public.

This week’s topic is “The Middle East: Regional Disorder.”

For more information, call George Noa at 360-808-9911, email [email protected] or visit www.fpa.org.

Barn dance

SEQUIM — Joy in Mudville will perform for a barn dance from 7 to 10 tonight.

The dance will be at Victor’s Lavender Farm, 3743 Old Olympic Highway.

The free dance is open to all ages.

Food, including home-made tamales, and beverages will be available for purchase.

Immigrant Garden

SEQUIM — The production of “The Immigrant Garden” will wrap up with performances at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The play, directed by Cathy Marshall, will be presented in the Gathering Hall at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Tickets are $15 per person, $12 for students.

For more information, call 360-683-7326, email [email protected] arts.com or visit www.olympictheatrearts.org.

Elks bingo

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

Thrift shop open

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

The shop is at 204 W. Bell St.

This week, the shop features artwork, resort clothing, lots of summer sandals, unique handbags and designer jewelry.

White-tagged items are half price.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Dinner and dance

SEQUIM — The Buck Ellard Band will perform for a dinner and dance from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The dance will be at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

Admission is $10 per person and includes dinner.

For more information, call Loretta at 360-582-0100.

Novel conversations

SEQUIM — The Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group will discuss “The House of Broken Angels” by Luis Alberto Urrea at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The group meets at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Next month the group will discuss “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Community dinner

SEQUIM — The public is invited to a free community dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The monthly meal is offered at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

The menu includes oven-baked barbecue chicken, baked beans, vegetables, coleslaw, dessert and beverages.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 360-683-5367 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday or by emailing [email protected]

DISCOVERY BAY

Wilderness Wednesday

DISCOVERY BAY — Bob Steelquist will discuss local birds from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The presentation is part of the Wilderness Wednesday series at Disco Bay Detour, 282332 U.S. Highway 101.

Steelquist, a local writer, photographer and naturalist, will share photos, knowledge and stories about local birds.

The program concludes with a cookout/potluck at the campfire.

For more information, visit www.discobaydetour.com.

PORT TOWNSEND

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 “Indifference.”

Blueberry social

PORT TOWNSEND — The Unexpected Brass Band will perform for a blueberry buckle and ice cream social from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today.

The free concert will be on the lawn at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-3181, email [email protected] or visit www.ptpubliclibrary.org.

Birding hike

PORT TOWNSEND — Monica Fletcher will lead a birding hike at Point Wilson from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The group will meet at Reveille at the Commons, 210 Battery Way.

Participants are expected to see murres, guillemots, grebes mergansers and murrelets offshore from the lighthouse and sparrows and songbirds in a rose and shrub area.

For more information, call Fletcher at 360-379-3136 or email [email protected]

Studio concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Singer-songwriter Bobby Bridger will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The concert will be at the Rainshadow Recording Studio, Building 315 on Fort Worden.

Tickets are $15 per person.

For more information, call Everett Moran 360-301-0291 or email centrum [email protected]

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Tinker Cavallaro will be calling for a contra dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The dance will be at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.

Admission is $6 per person, 16 and younger are admitted free.

Music will be provided by Dave Thielk & Friends.

The evening begins with a free dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.

Happy trails

PORT TOWNSEND — The Peninsula Trails Coalition and the PT ReCyclery will host “Happy Trails: A Celebration of the Olympic Discovery Trail Expansion” from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The free celebration will be at Alpenfire Cider, 220 Pocket Lane; interested riders can meet at 2 p.m. at the ReCyclery, 1925 Blaine St. for a group ride to the event.

For more information, visit www.ptrecyclery.org/group_rides.

Rainshadow music

PORT TOWNSEND — Guitarist Ed Gerhardt will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

The concert will be at the Rainshadow Recording Studio, Building 315 on Fort Worden.

Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online at www.brownpaper tickets.com.

For more information, call Everett Moran 360-301-0291 or email centrum [email protected]

Coding program

PORT TOWNSEND — The Coding Club will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The program will be at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

Children 8- to 12-years-old can learn to write code for apps, games and robots.

The free, public program is open to first-time programmers as well as more experienced coders.

For more information, call 360-385-3181 visit www.ptpubliclibrary.org.

Toastmasters to meet

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Toastmasters Club will meet at noon Thursday.

The group will meet at Avamere at Port Townsend, 1201 Hancock St.

The public is invited to attend this free meeting.

For more information, call 360-789-7691 or visit jeffco.toastmastersclubs.org.

Magic, mind-reading

PORT TOWNSEND — A free workshop on magic and mind-reading is set from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

The workshop, for ages six and older, will be at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

The father-daughter mentalist team of Joey and Phina Pipia will lead the workshop.

For more information, call 360-385-3181 visit www.ptpubliclibrary.org.

Panel discussion

PORT TOWNSEND — Bonnie Obremski will moderate the panel discussion “The Practice of Personal Storytelling” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The discussion will be at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.

Panelists will include Jessica Tartaro, Darcy and Charles Reeder.

The discussion is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Obremski at 774-272-0730, email [email protected] borne.com or visit www. storyborne.com.

QUILCENE

Egg drop

QUILCENE — The Summer Reading Program will present “Egg Drop Re-Entry” from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The free science program will be at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101.

Children ages 5-12 will be able to design, build and test a landing capsule for an “egg-stronaut”

For more information, call the library at 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.

CHIMACUM

Philosophy in the Barn

CHIMACUM — Wesley Cecil will discuss the history of philosophy from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The lecture is part of the 16-week Philosophy in the Barn series presented in the Hay Barn at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

The suggested donation is $5.

The barn is unheated so participants are encouraged to dress for the weather.

Book trivia

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Library will sponsor Books on Tap Trivia from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The trivia contest will be at Finn River Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

Participants can bring a team or join one at the cidery.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.

PORT HADLOCK

Art with Sidonie

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library will present “Art with Sidonie: Alien Puppets” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The free art program will be held in the library at 620 Cedar Ave.

Youth age 5 to 11 will be invited to create their own alien puppets.

All materials will be provided; children younger than 9 years must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.

STEM lecture

PORT HADLOCK — Ava Vaughan will present “How STEM Can Change the Way We Approach Lifelong Medical Conditions” from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Vaughan’s lecture will be presented at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Vaughan is a student at Chimacum High School who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

She will discuss how scientific and techologic developments have changed her life during the past year.

The presentation is oriented toward teens 12 to 18 years old.

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

Portable planetarium

PORT HADLOCK — The Pacific Science Center will present several free programs involving its portable planetarium Thursday afternoon.

The planetarium will be set up at the Chimacum Creek Primary School, 313 Ness’ Corner Road

The center will present “Up In the Sky” for children ages 5 to 8 from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

At 2:30 p.m. the center will present “Star Search” followed by “Worldwide Stars” at 3:15 p.m. for children ages 8 to 12.

Space is limited for the programs and participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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