Avalanche lecture, self-defense seminar, green crabs among the upcoming activities

EDITOR’S NOTE: The date has been corrected for the lecture on S’Klallam hunting in Blyn.

An avalanche lecture, a self-defense seminar and a presentation about green crabs are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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

FORKS

Paws to read

FORKS — Therapy Dogs International will have therapy dogs available from 11 a.m. to noon today.

The dogs are part of the PAWS to Read program at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

For more information, call 360-374-6402 or visit www.nols.org.

Valentine’s game

FORKS — There will be a Not-so-Newlywed game and a Valentine’s Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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

The menu includes T-bone steak or Cornish game hen, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, salad, rolls and ice cream with strawberry topping for dessert.

The evening costs $20 per person.

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

History lecture

FORKS — The Forks Timber Museum and the West End Historical Society will host a presentation about oil wells on the West End at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The free history presentation will be in the Forks Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave.

For more information, call the museum at 360-374-9663 or email [email protected] hotmail.com.

Wild plants meeting

FORKS — Jessica Latourelle will discuss edible wild plants from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The presentation will be at a meeting of the Bogachiel Garden Club in the Forks Community Center, 91 Maple Ave.

The public is invited to attend this free event.

Bingo night

FORKS — West End Sportsmen will host a Bingo night at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The event will be held in the Sportsmen’s clubhouse, 243 Sportsmen’s Club Road.

Proceeds help fund hunter education and the annual Kid’s Fishing Day.

PORT ANGELES

Defense seminar

PORT ANGELES — Daniel Robbins will teach a self-defense seminar from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The seminar will be at the 5th Element Brazilian jiu-jitsu/mixed martial arts studio, 502 W. Eighth St.

The public is invited to this free seminar.

Participants should wear comfortable workout attire and be prepared to practice barefoot or in socks.

For more information, call Cody Houston at 360-452-6121.

Avalanche awareness

PORT ANGELES — Sam Siemens-Lithy will present a lecture on avalanche awareness at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The lecture is part of the Outdoor Adventure series presented at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St.

Siemens-Lithy will discuss where and why avalanches occur and present a basic approach to staying safe in the backcountry.

The suggested donation is $10.

The proceeds benefit the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club and the Hurricane Ridge Ski Team.

Butterflies, lunch

PORT ANGELES — Bobbie Daniels will present “Butterflies with Bobbie” to the Port Angeles Garden Club at 10 a.m. Monday.

The club will meet at First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St.

The meeting will begin with a coffee social at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by a luncheon at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.portangeles gardenclub.org.

Monday Musicale

PORT ANGELES — Monday Musicale will meet at noon Monday and hear a concert by Steve Card from Wildcard Guitars at 1 p.m.

The meeting will be in Queen of Angels Catholic Church’s Fellowship Hall, 209 W. 11th St.

The public is welcome to attend the free performance.

For more information, call Gail McDonald at 360-477-8601.

Marine lecture

PORT ANGELES — Emily Grason will present “Capturing an emerging invasion: Arrival of European green crab to Washington’s inland shorelines” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The lecture will be presented at the Feiro Marine Life Center, 315 N. Lincoln St.

Grason is a marine ecologist with Washington Sea Grant.

Admission is by $5 donation. Feiro members are admitted free.

For more information, call Melissa Williams at 360-417-6254 or email [email protected] center.org.

Senior dance

PORT ANGELES — The Cat’s Meow will perform for a Senior Swinger Dance from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

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

Kiwanis meeting

PORT ANGELES — Brooke Taylor will address the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles at noon Thursday.

The presentation will be at the club’s weekly meeting at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.

Taylor is the project director for the Performing Arts Center.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

SEQUIM

Cedar lecture

SEQUIM — David Brownell will present “Historical Relationships Between S’Klallam People and Cedar” at 5:30 tonight.

The free lecture will be held in the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

For more information, email [email protected] Olympus.net or call 360-681-4076.

Travelers journal

SEQUIM — Bob and Enid Phreaner will present “Papua New Guinea: Land of the Unexpected” at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The presentation is part of the Traveler’s Journal series held in the Guy Cole Convention Center, 202 N Brown Road.

Admission is $5, children are admitted for free, proceeds will benefit the Peninsula Trails Coalition.

For more information, call Arvo Johnson at 360-301-9359.

Focus on raccoons

SEQUIM — Jenna Ziogas will present a program on raccoons as part of the Focus On series from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The program will be in the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Admission is $10 person, $5 for Audubon Society members.

For more information, call 360-681-4076, email [email protected] or visit www.dungeness rivercenter.org.

Kids art class

SEQUIM — Kristy Hilliker will introduce kids to interior design basics by designing dream bedrooms from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The program is part of the Kids Create Art series at the Sequim Library.

The free program is recommended for kids from 7 to 12 years of age.

Space is limited so registration is required by calling 360-683-1161, emailing [email protected] or visiting the events calendar at www.nols.org.

Pruning lecture

SEQUIM — Andrew May will speak to the Sequim Prairie Garden Club about pruning from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday.

The lecture will be at the Pioneer Memorial Park clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St.

Attendees are asked to arrive early as seating is limited. Visitors are welcome.

May writes a gardening column for the Peninsula Daily News.

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 located at 204 W. Bell St.

White-tagged items will be sold at half price.

For more information, call the shop at 360-683-7044.

Dance show

SEQUIM — The Buck Ellard Band will perform for a dance show 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 a meal.

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

Audubon meeting

SEQUIM — Ken and Mary Campbell will present “The Amazing Wildlife of Brazil’s Pantanal” at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The lecture will be presented to a meeting of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society in the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

According to a press release, the Campbells have visited the Pantanal Conservation Complex twice in the past three years.

The public is invited to attend this free presentation.

BLYN

Hunting lecture

BLYN — Josh Wisniewski will present a lecture on S’Klallam hunting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The lecture will be presented at 1033 Old Blyn Highway.

Wisniewski is an anthropologist with the Port Gamble and Jamestown S’Klallam tribes.

For more information, call Jan Jacobson at 360-681-4632 or email [email protected]

PORT TOWNSEND

Final shows

PORT TOWNSEND — The final performances of “The Cripple of Inishmaan” will be this weekend.

The One-Time Players of Port Townsend will present the Martin McDonagh drama at the Port Townsend High School auditorium, 1500 Van Ness.

Shows are at 7 p.m. today and Saturday. Tickets are $10 at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The proceeds from “Inishmaan” will help fund a Port Townsend High School student trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this June.

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 “Seasons of Life.”

Book signing

PORT TOWNSEND — Author Gina de Vere will sign copies of her new book “Blue Water Women” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.

The book signing and discussion with de Vere will take place in the Northwest Maritime Center’s Wooden Boat Chandlery, 431 Water St.

The chandlery will offer a store-wide discount of 20 percent during the event.

For more information, visit www.nwmaritime.org.

Winter Wanderlust

PORT TOWNSEND — Jim Conway will present “Belgium/Netherlands Bike & Barge” at 7 tonight.

The lecture will be presented at the Quimper Unitiarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

The presentation is part of the Winter Wanderlust series.

For more information, call 360-301-5895, email worldwanderlust [email protected] or visit www.wanderlust adventures.net.

Swing dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Discovery Dance will host a swing dance from 7 to 10:30 tonight.

The dance will be in the Elks Lodge, 555 Otto Road.

Music will be performed by Soul Siren; Janice Eklund will teach a hustle workshop at 7 p.m.

Admission is $12 per person.

For more information, call Sally Kiely at 360-385-7789, email sallyjensen [email protected] or visit www.discoverydance.org.

Volunteer information

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will hold a volunteer information session from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The presentation will be in the center’s aquarium classroom, 532 Battery Way.

For more information, call Gabriele Sanchez at 360-385-5582, ext. 120 or email [email protected]

Garden lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Jeanmarie Morelli will present “Preserving Vital Pollinators” from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday.

The lecture will be presented in the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

Morelli’s presentation is part of the 2019 Yard and Garden Series sponsored by the Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation.

Admission is $12 per person for people who have not purchased tickets to the entire series.

For more information, call Susan Cronshaw at 360-301-2081, email [email protected] or visit www.jcmgf.org.

UFO meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — Maurene Mirgan will present “What’s up in Washington Skies: A Brief History of a UFO Hot Spot” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The program will be at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting House, 1841 Sheridan St.

This is a combined meeting of Olympic UFO Meet Up and Washington Mutual UFO Network.

The public is invited to attend this free meeting.

For more information, email [email protected]

Ukuleles Unite

PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will host its monthly rendezvous from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be at Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St.

The public is invited to the free meeting.

For more information, email [email protected]

Work party

PORT TOWNSEND — Admiralty Audubon Society will sponsor a work party at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Volunteers should park at the Chase Bank, 419 Kearney St.

Volunteers will pull Scotch broom and other invasive plants as well as pick up garbage.

Tools and refreshments will be provided but volunteers should bring work gloves.

For more information, call 360-385-0307 or email [email protected]

Open swim

PORT TOWNSEND — Mountain View Pool will host a President’s Day open swim from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

The pool is located at 1925 Blaine St.

Admission is $5 per person, $4 for children and seniors and a $12 whole family rate.

Two lap lanes will be open throughout the day.

For more information, call the pool at 360-385-7665.

Plant lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Walter Fertig will present “Stalking Washington’s Rare Plants” at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The free lecture will be presented at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for social time.

Fertig is a botanist with the Department of Natural Resources’ Natural Heritage Program.

Kayaking lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Linda Newland will present “A Kayak Trip on Vancouver Island” from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The lecture will be presented to a meeting of the Point Wilson Sail and Power Squadron at the Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington St.

Newland will discuss preparations, specific launch sites and places to camp at various locations on Vancouver Island.

The public is invited to attend this free presentation.

For more information, call Newland at 360-437-9350 or visit www.point wilson.org.

CHIMACUM

Book trivia

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Library will sponsor Books on Tap Trivia from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight.

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.

A study list is available at www.jclibrary.info.

Genealogy meeting

CHIMACUM — Diane Young will present “FAN Club” at a meeting of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be in the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

According to a press release, FAN is an acronym for friends, associates and neighbors and can be used to help search for ancestors.

For more information, call the society at 360- 385-9495, email [email protected] or visit www.wajcgs.org.

Benefit show

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson Clemente Foundation will present “For The Love of Humanities III: A Good Times Talent & Variety Show” at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The benefit talent show will be in Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Drive.

Tickets are $15 per person, $20 at the door.

Proceeds will benefit the 2019 Jefferson Clemente Course in the Humanities currently running at Peninsula College’s Fort Worden campus.

According to a press release, the Jefferson Clemente course is a free college-level humanities course for low-income adults.

For more information, call or text 360-912-2874 or email [email protected]

Mac meeting

CHIMACUM — Bob Snow will explain the iPhone and iPad operating system from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The lecture will be presented at a PTSLUG Macintosh users group meeting in the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

For more information, visit www.ptslug.org.

PORT HADLOCK

Boffer swordplay

PORT HADLOCK — Chaz Hillyard will coach boffer swordplay and exercise from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today.

The free exercise program is at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Boffers are foam-wrapped PVC pipes used in role-playing games and mock combat.

Participants can bring their own boffer or use one provided by the library.

This program is recommended for children from 6 to 18 years old.

‘All the Presidents’

PORT HADLOCK — Gary Nisbet will present “All the Presidents” at noon Sunday.

The slide presentation will be at the Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road.

The suggested donation of $10 per person will benefit Bayside Housing and Services.

For more information or to reserve seats, call Bethany Smith at 360-390-4017.

Bunco night

PORT HADLOCK — A Ladies Bunco night is planned from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The game night will be at the Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road.

There is a $5 buy in.

For more information, call Bethany Smith at 360-390-4017 or email [email protected]

Tuesday trivia

PORT HADLOCK — Jefferson County Library will host a trivia night at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The competition will be at The Keg & I, 1291 Chimacum Road.

Topics will include science, local history, pop culture and geography.

An extra point will be awarded to teams who present their library cards.

Attendees must be 21 or more years old.

Bridge science

PORT HADLOCK — Children from 6 to 11 years of ages will learn about bridge design from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The free education program will be at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Participants will design bridges made from paper and test them to see how much their bridge can hold.

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

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