Bird sketching, roller derby, dances scheduled

Live bird sketching, a roller derby match and a variety of dances are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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

PORT TOWNSEND

“Men On Boats”

PORT TOWNSEND — Performances of “Men On Boats” are set for 7:30 p.m. tonight, Saturday and Thursday as well as a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

The play will be performed at the Key City Public Theatre, 419 Washington St.

Tickets are $24-$29 per person.

For more information, call the theater at 360-385-5278, email [email protected] publictheatre.org or visit www.keycitypublictheatre.org.

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 “Climate Change.”

Puppet show

PORT TOWNSEND — “Max” Eberhard Eichner will perform “Pappenspiel” at 5:30 today.

The paper-figure storytelling performance will be at the Port Townsend Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

The public is invited to attend the free performance.

Swing dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Paul Rogers and the Swingin’ Humannequinns will play for a swing dance at 8 p.m. tonight.

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

Doors will open at 7 p.m. for a lesson on the jitterbug and the single time swing presented by Janice Elkund.

The lesson is included in the $12 per person admission.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit www. discoverydance.org.

Marine swap meet

PORT TOWNSEND — Marine Thrift will host a swap meet from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The outdoor swap meet will be in the gravel lot adjacent to Marine Thrift, 315B Haines Place.

For more information, call Kate Philbrick at 360-385-3628, email [email protected] or visit www.nwmaritime.org.

UFO Meet up

PORT TOWNSEND — Maurene Morgan will present “Exploring the Strange World of UFO Cults and Religions” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The presentation will be made at a meeting of Olympic UFO Meet Up at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting House, 1841 Sheridan Ave.

The monthly meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 360-344-2991 or email [email protected]

Ukulele rendezvous

PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will host a rendezvous from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

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

The meeting time is moved up due to the church’s Easter service schedule.

The uke lab will begin at 10:30 a.m.; classes for all levels will start at 12:15 p.m. Loaner ukuleles will be available.

For more information, email [email protected]

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Woody Caller 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 the Timezones.

Caller will conduct a free dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.

Story slam

PORT TOWNSEND — A story slam is set from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

The competition will be at Discovery Bay Detour, 282332 U.S. Highway 101.

Sign-up will be at 7:30 p.m., no pre-registration needed.

Admission is $3 per person, all cover charges will go to the winner.

For more information, visit www.discobaydetour.com.

Story swap

PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Storytelling Guild will host Story Swap from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

The free storytelling event will be in the Learning Center at the Port Townsend Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

For more information, call 360-316-9600 or email [email protected]

Composting class

PORT TOWNSEND — The Food Co-op will present “Home Composting 101: Because a Rind is a Terrible Thing to Waste!” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday.

The class will be in the co-op’s annex at 2110 Lawrence St.

The class is $5 per person and is free for co-op members.

The class will cover different types of soils and compost, and evaluate the organic matter in each; handouts will be provided.

For more information, call Andrea Stafford at 360-385-2883, email [email protected] or visit www.foodcoop.coop.

Toastmasters to meet

PORT TOWNSEND — Hazel Booth will be the featured speaker at the Jefferson County Toastmasters Club meeting at noon Thursday.

The club will meet in the second floor conference room in Avamere at Port Townsend, 1201 Hancock St.

The free meetings are open to the public.

For more information, visit jeffco.toastmasters clubs.org.

Science and Sips

PORT TOWNSEND — Darby Huffman will present “Nucleation and Your Taste Buds” from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The presentation will be in the pavilion at Port Townsend Vineyards, 2640 W. Sims Way.

The lecture is part of the Science and Sips program sponsored by the Washington Science Teachers Association; continuing education hours are available for teachers.

The public is invited to attend the free lecture series.

For more information, email Lois Sherwood at [email protected]

Journal launch

PORT TOWNSEND — Northwind Arts Center will launch The Sextant Review with selected readings from the journal at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The readings will be at the center, 701 Water St.

Bill Mawhinney, Barbara Sjoholm and Corinne Adams will read selections from the first issue of the new biannual literary journal.

Suggested donation is $5 per person.

Copies of the journal will be available for purchase at $15 per digital issue and $30 for a limited edition print version.

For more information, call Mawhinney at 360-302-1159.

CHIMACUM

Genealogical lecture

CHIMACUM — Mary Roddy will present “Writing Their Stories When They Left No Story” from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to this free lecture at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

The presentation is sponsored by the Jefferson County Genealogical Society.

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

Climate on Tap

CHIMACUM — Finnriver Farm and Cidery will host a climate change discussion series from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The free discussion series will be at the cidery at 124 Center Road.

The series will be facilitated by community climate educators and cover topics relevant to Jefferson County citizens in a group discussion format.

The series is co-sponsored by Local 20/20’s climate action group and Jefferson County Public Health.

For more information, call Laura Tucker at 360-379-4491 or email [email protected]

Earth Day movie

CHIMACUM — Cowboys for Humane Animal Treatment and Environmental Awareness club will sponsor a screening of “Return of the River” at 6 p.m. Monday.

The film will be shown at Chimacum High School, 91 West Valley Road.

The 2014 documentary details the removal of dams from the Elwha River.

The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with Jessica Plumb, the film’s maker.

Attendees will also see the 2018 short film “Renewal” which looks at the Elwha river after the removal of the dams.

Admission is by donation, proceeds will benefit 350.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.

Orca education

PORT HADLOCK — Staff from the Port Townsend Marine Science Center will host a Whale of a Time from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The program will be held in the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Attendees will learn about life for orcas in the Salish Sea through games, crafts and stories.

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

Discussion group

PORT HADLOCK — The Great Decisions Discussion group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The group will meet at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

The group will be discussing “Decoding U.S.-China Trade.”

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

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

SEQUIM

Spring fest

SEQUIM — Olympic Nature Experience will host a Spring Fest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The festival will be at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Admission is $8 per family; proceeds benefit Olympic Nature Experience.

It will feature a nature scavenger hunt, storytelling, crafts, face-painting and field games.

Food and drink available for purchase as well as baked goods.

For more information, call 360-461-7169, email [email protected] experience.org or visit www.olympicnature experience.org.

Roller derby

SEQUIM — Port Scandalous Roller Derby club will host the Dockyard Derby Dames for a match from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The match will be in the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula at 400 W. Fir St.

Admission is $10 per person, $8 for military personnel, seniors and youths ages 7-12. 6 years and younger admitted free.

For more information, visit www.portscandalous.com.

Dance show

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

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

Admission is $10 per person and includes an Easter dinner.

For more information, call Loretta at 360-582-0100 or email brianand [email protected]

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.

The group will discuss the pros, cons and potential effects of Brexit.

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

Garden sale

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Garden Club will host a spring garden sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

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

The sale will feature plants, garden art, baked goods and a raffle.

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

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 month, the shop features spring fashions, an electric piano and several sets of dishware.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Wine release

SEQUIM — Wind Rose Cellars will host a release party for its 2017 Keeper from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The open house will be at the winery’s tasting room at 143 W. Washington.

The 2017 white wine is a blend of 80 percent sauvignon blanc and 20 percent Semillon grapes.

The release will benefit the New Dungeness Light Station Association: 15 percent of the sales of this wine will be donated for the upkeep of the lighthouse.

Light appetizers will be served at this free event.

For more information, call the winery at 360-681-0690 or email [email protected] windrosecellars.com.

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.

Guild speaker

SEQUIM — Sara Nichols, executive director of Dungeness Health and Wellness Clinic, will address the Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The public is invited to attend the presentation in the conference room of 1st Security Bank, 114 S. Sequim Ave.

Nichols will talk about the staff that operates the free urgent care clinic for uninsured and underinsured local residents.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Arts to Elders

SEQUIM — Judith-Kate Friedman will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The concert will be at Suncrest Village, 251 S. Fifth Ave.

The concert is a special Sequim performance of the Arts to Elders series sponsored by Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend.

For more information, call the center at 360-379-1086.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — The Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group will consider “I’ll Push You” by Patrick Gray at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Next, the group will discuss “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury.

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

Art meeting

SEQUIM — David Johannessohn will be the featured presenter at the Olympic Peninsula Art Association’s meeting from 9:30 to 12 p.m. Thursday.

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

The public is invited to this free meeting.

For more information, visit www.sequimarts.com.

Coffee with mayor

SEQUIM — Mayor Dennis Smith will host Coffee with the Mayor at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

The informal monthly meeting will be held at the Black Bear Diner, 1471 E. Washington St.

Matt Klontz, city engineer, will join Smith.

For more information, email [email protected]

Community dinner

SEQUIM — The public is invited to a free community dinner at 5 p.m. Thursday.

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

The menu includes honey-lemon chicken, confetti rice, vegetables, carrot salad, dessert and beverages.

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

GARDINER

Live bird sketching

GARDINER — Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue will sponsor a public drawing session with rescued birds from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The event will be at Wild Birds Unlimited, 275953 U.S. Highway 101.

Owls, hawks and a golden eagle will be present as models.

Paper, colored pencils and crayons will be available. Artists are welcome to bring their own supplies, as well.

For more information, call Chrissie Lassen at 360-797-7100, email marcl2377 @msn.com or visit gardiner.wbu.com.

PORT ANGELES

Grange dinner

PORT ANGELES — Fairview Grange will host a pot roast dinner at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Admission is $10; children younger than 12 years old will be admitted free.

The fundraising dinner will be in the grange hall at 161 Lake Farm Road.

The meal will be followed by a Chinese dessert auction at approximately 6 p.m.

Proceeds will go to the scholarship fund and help pay for a new septic system for the grange.

For more information, call 360-461-9008.

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 at 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 will be admitted free.

Book discussion

PORT ANGELES — The Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group will discuss “Into the Magic Shop” by James R. Doty 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 May, the group will discuss “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson.

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

Kiwanis to meet

PORT ANGELES — Len Borchers will address a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles at noon Thursday.

The weekly meetings are held at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.

Borchers is the chief executive officer for the Olympic Peninsula YMCA.

The public is invited to attend the free meeting, food and beverages are available for purchase.

JOYCE

Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — A benefit breakfast is set 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 pancakes, 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 Bay Lions for community programs.

FORKS

Drum circle

HOH RIVER — A Healing Drum Circle is set from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today.

The drum circle will be at the mouth of the Hoh off Lower Hoh Road.

The public is invited to attend this free event.

For more information, call Phillip Sifuentes at 360-374-5029 or email [email protected] nsn.org.

Spring bazaar

FORKS — A Spring Fling Bazaar and Craft Fair is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The bazaar will be at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9106, 110 S. Spartan Ave.

The lunch menu includes taco soup and fry bread.

Proceeds will benefit the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument.

For more information, call 360-640-1401.

Bingo night

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

The fundraiser will be at the West End Sportsmen’s Club, 243 Sportsmen’s Club Road.

Proceeds will benefit hunter education program and the annual Kids’ Fishing Day.

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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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