Blacklight dodgeball, deep sea geology, plays, dances lined up on Peninsula

Blacklight dodgeball, deep sea geology, and plays and dances are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Blacklight dodgeball

PORT ANGELES — Pete’s Week will conclude today with a 16-team dodgeball tourney from 5:30 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m.

The blacklit competition will be held in the Peninsula College gymnasium, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Spectators are welcome to attend this free event.

Adventure Travel

PORT ANGELES — Nina Pitts will present “I Walked 65 Miles for My 65th Birthday on the Olympic Discovery Trail” from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

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

A donation of $5 will be collected at the door.

The lecture is part of the Adventure Travel Series sponsored by Olympic Discovery Trail.

For more information, call Brian Anderson at 360-775-5395 or email [email protected]

Mongolian Experience

PORT ANGELES — Steve and Adam Pazan will present “The Mongolian Experience: Bikepacking the Khangai Mountains” from 7 to 9 tonight.

The presentation will be held at Studio Bob, 118 Front St.

The suggested donation is $10, proceeds will benefit the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club and the Hurricane Ridge Ski Team.

For more information, call Danielle Lawrence at 360-477-0366 or email [email protected]

Pruning lecture

PORT ANGELES — Keith Dekker will present “Pruning year-round in the Pacific Northwest” at the Port Angeles Garden Club meeting at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

The club meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St.

Meetings begin with a coffee social; Dekker’s presentation will begin at 10 a.m.

Visitors are welcome to attend this free presentation.

For more information, visit www.portangeles

Monday Musicale

PORT ANGELES — Monday Musicale will meet at noon Monday and hear a concert by Just in Tyme at 1 p.m.

The meeting will be held 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.

Dancing lessons

PORT ANGELES — The Strait Wheeler Dance Club will host square dance lessons from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

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

The public is invited. Admission is $2.

For more information, call Janolyn Keller at 360-670-5547 or email [email protected]

Soup cook-off

PORT ANGELES — A soup cook-off is planned at the Fairview Grange at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The cook-off will be followed at 6 p.m. by a Chinese auction for cornbread and desserts.

The event will be at the grange hall at 161 Lake Farm Road.

Competitors should bring enough soup for 10 people. The winner will receive a $25 gift card.

For more information, call Patti Morris at 360-461-9008.

Diabetes support group

PORT ANGELES — Jenny Stewart-Houston will discuss the benefits of yoga during a diabetes support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The groups meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Seasons Cafe in Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St.

Stewart-Houston is the studio director at Poser Yoga, 502 W. Eighth St.

The diabetes support group meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 360-417-7125.

Toastmaster workshop

PORT ANGELES — Kyle Hall will present a workshop on better evaluations to area toastmasters from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The workshop will be held in the Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The workshop is free and open to the public but tickets must be reserved online at

For more information, call Lindy MacLaine at 206-818-3070 or email [email protected]

Senior dance

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

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

Admission is $5, first time attendees are admitted for free.

Book discussion

PORT ANGELES — The Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group will discuss “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” by Phaedra Patrick at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

In February the group will discuss “The Lacuna” by Barbara Kingsolver.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit

Story slam

PORT ANGELES — Out Loud Story Slam will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

The storytelling event will be at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St.

The theme for the event is “Wickedly Funny.”

Admission is $10.

For more information, call Nessa Goldman at 360-461-1139 or email olypen [email protected]


Blood drive

FORKS — A blood drive is planned at Forks High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

The drive will be in the Home School Plus Building, 261 Spartan Ave.

The blood drive has been organized as a senior project.

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

Love a Slug

FORKS — Cori Carlton will present “Love a Slug” at the Bogachiel Garden Club Tea from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The annual tea will be at the Forks Assembly of God Church, 81 Huckleberry Lane.

The tea costs $12 per person.

Carlton is a master gardener and is the master recycler compost program manager.

For more information, call Tina Adams at 360-780-0178.

Prime rib dinner

FORKS — The Emblem Club will host a dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The meal will be served in the Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

The public is invited, but only Elks Club members and their guests are permitted to order alcoholic beverages.

Dinner costs $20 per person, $18 for seniors and $10 for children ages 12 years and younger.

For more information, call Linda George at 360-640-3507 or email [email protected]

Bingo night

FORKS — The West End Sportsmen’s Club will host a bingo night at 7 Thursday.

The club is located at 243 Sportsmen’s Club Road.

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


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — A benefit breakfast will be served at the Crescent Bay Lions Clubhouse from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The clubhouse is at 181 Holly Hill Road.

The menu includes eggs to order, pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, ham, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice.

Breakfast costs $7 per person, $4 for children ages 12 years or younger.

Proceeds benefit Crescent Bay Lions community projects.


Trance night

SEQUIM — Mark Lee and Jackie Boyle will present “Trance Night: Communicating with the Subconscious” from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

The presentation will be in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The lecture will be followed by a group hypnosis session.

Admission is $10 per person.

For more information, call Jackie at 908-420-7851, email awakeningnatural [email protected] or visit www.awakening

‘Bakersfield Mist’

SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts will present the dark comedy, “Bakersfield Mist,” at 7:30 tonight and Saturday night with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The play will be performed in OTA’s Gathering Hall, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Tickets are $12 per person; students and OTA members will be admitted for $10.

For more information, call 360-683-7326, email [email protected] or visit

Focus on raptors

SEQUIM — Ken Wiersema will lecture on raptors at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The lecture is part of the Focus On! series at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road

Admission is $10, $5 for members of the Dungeness River Audubon Society.

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

Kids art program

SEQUIM — Minda Corey will lead Kids Create Art from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The free program for children ages 7 to 12 will be in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Corey’s program, “Barn Owl Nightscape,” will explore blending chalk techniques for texture with pens for detail.

Registration is required by calling 360-683-1161, emailing [email protected] or visiting

Dinner and dance

SEQUIM — The Buck Ellard Band will perform at the Sequim Prairie Grange from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The show will be in the grange hall at 290 Macleay Road.

Admission is $10. It includes a full meal and an evening of dancing.

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

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.

Bulb planting

SEQUIM — Peninsula Trails Coalition members will plant donated flower bulbs along the Olympic Discovery Trail on Monday.

Volunteers are welcome to meet the group at 9:30 a.m. at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s training center, 3830 W. Sequim Bay Road.

Volunteers should wear warm clothing and bring work gloves and planting trowels.

The coalition has more than 4,000 flower bulbs that were donated by Home Depot, it said in a press release.

For more information, email Gordon Taylor at [email protected]

Hospital guild speaker

SEQUIM — Carol Labbe 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., a new venue for the group.

Labbe will discuss fundraising projects and how they support local families with expenses at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — The Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group will discuss “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Housseini at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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

In February the group will discuss “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd.

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

Coffee with the mayor

SEQUIM — City Manager Charlie Bush will join Mayor Dennis Smith at Coffee with the Mayor at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

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

For more information, email [email protected]

Arts lecture

SEQUIM — Kali Bradford will address the Olympic Peninsula Art Association from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday.

The association will meet in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth St.

Bradford is a sand sculptor and multimedia artist.

For more information, call Bradford at 360-775-9463 or view her artwork at


Conversation Cafe

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

The weekly conversation group meets at Alchemy Restaurant, 842 Washington St.

This week the topic will be “Sustainability.”

The public is invited to attend this free meeting.

For more information, call 360-301-6748 or email [email protected]

Winter Wanderlust

PORT TOWNSEND — A presentation of “Polar Islands — Argentina to Antarctica” is planned at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

The presentation is part of the Winter Wanderlust series presented at the fellowship at 2333 San Juan Ave.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 360-301-5895 or email worldwanderlust [email protected]

Swing dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Ranger and the Re-Arrangers will perform for a swing dance at the Elks Lodge from 7 to 10:30 tonight.

The Elks Lodge is at 555 Otto St.

The evening begins with a swinging waltz lesson from Janice Eklund, the dancing begins at 8 p.m.

Admission is $12 per person.

For more information, call 360-385-7789, email [email protected] or visit www.discovery

Cyber security

PORT TOWNSEND — Lynn Terwoerds will talk about cyber security from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to the free presentation at the Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.

Terwoerds is the executive director of the Executive Women’s Forum.

The presentation is sponsored by the American Association of University Women of Port Townsend.

For more information, call Faye Beuby at 360-437-5163 or email [email protected]

Volunteer information

PORT TOWNSEND — A lecture from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday will give information about volunteering opportunities at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.

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

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

Garden lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Lys Burden and Nita Wester will present “Growing Your Own Food” from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday.

The presentation is part of the Yard and Garden series at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

Tickets for this lecture are $12 at the door, if space is available.

Tickets for the series cost $55.

Tickets can be purchased at the Port Townsend Garden Center, 406 Benedict St., by calling 360-301-2081 or online at www.brown

For more information, visit

UFO meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — Olympic UFO Meet Up will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The group meets at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting House, 1841 Sheridan Ave.

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

Ukuleles rendezvous

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

The group will meet at Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St.

For more information, email [email protected]

Undersea geology

PORT TOWNSEND — Deborah Kelley will speak about deep sea geology from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The presentation will be at the First Baptist Church, 1202 Lawrence St.

The presentation is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted.

Kelley is a marine geologist with the University of Washington School of Oceanography.

Kelley will present and narrate videography from deep sea dives along the Washington and Oregon coasts.

For more information, visit the Jefferson Land Trust Geology Group online at www.quimper

Benefit concert

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Songlines will perform a benefit concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The concert will be in the Cotton Building, 607 Water St.

The concert will feature guest artist Samara Jade and also provide an opportunity for audience participation.

Recommended donation is $10 to $20.

All proceeds will go to the Global Earth Repair Conference scheduled for May 3-5 at Fort Worden.

For more information, call Gretchen Sleicher at 360-643-1595 or email [email protected]

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Isaac Banner will call a Contra dance from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

The dance will be at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Ave.

The evening begins with a free lesson followed by the dance at 8 p.m.

Music will be provided by the Luddite Ramblers.

Admission is $6 per person, children ages 16 and younger will be admitted free.

Story Swap

PORT TOWNSEND — The Third Sunday Story Swap will be at the Port Townsend Library Learning Center from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The monthly storytelling event is at the center at 1220 Lawrence St.

It is sponsored by the Quimper Storytelling Guild.

Refreshments, social time and guild business are planned from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call Perry Spring at 360-316-9600 or email quimper [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 use the parking area off 12th Street behind Henery Hardware at 218 W. Sims Way.

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]

Concert and culture

PORT TOWNSEND — Jamie Fox and Scotty Leach will present “Fiddling with an Indigenous Dialect” at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The performance will be at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.

Suggested donation is $15 to $20.

Fox is a Metis fiddler and Leach is a pianist.

The pair is collaborating on the Medicine Line Project to explore Metis music and culture.

For more information, email [email protected]

Coffee chat

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend School District will host a coffee chat from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Superintendent John Polm will host the event in School Board room S-11 in the Gael Stuart Building, 1610 Blaine St.

Coffee chats allow for informal dialogue with the superintendent on a variety of topics related to the district.

For more information, call Katy Gaffney at 360-379-4501.


Genealogy meeting

CHIMACUM — Austin Kerr will present “Effects of Anti-Slavery and Temperance Movements on 19th Century Families” from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The lecture will be presented at the Jefferson County Genealogy Society meeting in the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Kerr is a retired professor of history from Ohio State University.

For more information, call Linda Broatch at 360-774-3767 or email [email protected]

‘Little Mermaid’

CHIMACUM — Chimacum High School students will present the play “The Little Mermaid” this weekend.

Shows are planned at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The play will be performed in the school auditorium at 91 West Valley Road.

Admission is $10, senior citizens and students with associated student body cards are admitted for $5.

Children 10 years old or less are admitted free.

Quilters to meet

CHIMACUM — Cabin Fever Quilters will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday.

The quilters meet in the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

For more information, call Laura Gipson at 360-385-0441.


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 will be at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

According to a news release, boffer sword play is a physical sport with light contact, similar in intensity to soccer and a pillow fight combined.

Boffers, constructed of foam-wrapped PVC pipe and duct tape, are used in live-action role-playing games and mock combat.

Boffers are provided by the library for anyone who can’t bring one.

This after-school activity is geared toward kids and teens ages 6 to 18.


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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