An herb presentation, a moonlight talk about bioluminescence and a blueberry workshop are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.
SEKIU — The Clallam Bay/Sekiu Lions and the Friends of Hoko River State Park will host the 2019 Potato Dig and Seed Swap from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The annual event is held in Hoko River State Park at the Cowan Ranch Heritage Area, 55 Hoko-Ozette Road.
The event features potato digging, farm and orchard tours, and a volunteer-facilitated seed swap.
For more information, call 360-963-2442.
JOYCE — A benefit breakfast is planned 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 12 years and younger; proceeds go to the Crescent Bay Lions for community programs.
PORT ANGELES — Christy Smith, CEO of the United Way of Clallam County, will address a luncheon meeting of Soroptimist International of Port Angeles at noon today.
The public is invited to attend the luncheon at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 S. Del Guzzi Drive.
Lunch is available for purchase; a minimum charge of $4 will be charged for beverages and the venue.
PORT ANGELES — Mason’s Lodge 69 will host bingo from 6:30 to 9 tonight and Wednesday.
The lodge is at 622 S. Lincoln St.
Proceeds benefit Lodge programs.
For more information, visit www.pamasonic.org.
Car wash, sale
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Future Riders youth football and cheer programs will co-host a car wash benefit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The car wash will be at Lovell’s Chevron, 601 E. First St.
A bake sale benefit for the youth football program also is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The bake sale will be at the Lower Elwha Food and Fuel, 4773 S. Dry Creek Road.
Bake sale goodies will include cookies, brownies, toffee, caramel sauce, pies, lemon bars and Rice Krispies treats.
Legal aid clinic
PORT ANGELES — Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers will conduct a legal aid clinic from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The free clinic will be in the Masonic Temple, 622 S. Lincoln St.
Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers is a volunteer lawyer program serving low-income residents of Clallam and Jefferson counties since 1991.
PORT ANGELES — Paranormal Kindred will meet from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
The discussion group will meet in the Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
The monthly meetings are free and open to the public.
For more information, email [email protected]
Stark on herbs
PORT ANGELES — Arran Stark will present “A Garden of Herbs: From Soil to Sauce, the Farm to Table Way” at 10 a.m. Monday.
Stark will address a meeting of the Port Angeles Garden Club at First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St.
The public is invited to attend this free meeting.
Stark, the executive chef and director of food services for Jefferson Healthcare, will discuss the importance of herbs in wellness.
For more information, visit www.portangeles gardenclub.org.
PORT ANGELES — Monday Musicale will meet at noon Monday and hear poetry readings by Juanita Rapids and Gordon Anderson at 1 p.m.
The readings will be accompanied on the piano by Mark Johnson, who will play some additional selections afterwards.
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.
PORT ANGELES — David Brownell will address a special session of the Clallam County Board of Commissioners at 1 p.m. Monday.
The presentation will be held in the commissioners meeting, Room 160, at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St. It also will be streamed at www.clallam.net.
Brownell, the tribal historic preservation officer for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, will share information on the tribe’s history in the region.
For more information, call Loni Gores at 360-417-2256.
PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System will reopen its teen lounge from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The lounge is open for young adults age 11 through 19 years at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
The free program runs Tuesdays through June 9 except for Nov. 26, Dec. 24, Dec. 31 and Feb. 25.
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.
PORT ANGELES — Candi Griffith and Mary Bailey will present “Let’s Talk About Health & Wellness” from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The free women’s health class will be at Poser Yoga, 502 W. Eighth St.
Griffith and Bailey, board-certified nutritional therapists, will discuss topics that include peri-menopause, menopause, ovarian health, estrogen dominance and breast health.
For more information, email houstonunitedbody [email protected]
SEQUIM — The Friends of the Sequim Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The sale will be in the Friends’ building behind the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.
The sale will feature pop-up children’s books, bird identification manuals, six seasons of “The Game of Thrones” on DVD, multiple Tom Clancy volumes, and complete sets of Erin Hunter’s “Warrior” young adult series.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit programs at the Sequim Library.
SEQUIM — Discovery Memory Care will present “Dementia — What is it? Tips and Tidbits” from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
The free workshop will be in the meeting room at Discovery Memory Care, 408 W. Washington St.
The workshop is part of the Crossing the Bridges of Dementia series; part two will be presented Sept. 28.
For more information or to RSVP, call 360-683-7047 or email [email protected]
SEQUIM — The Second Saturday Book Discussion Group will discuss “The Girl With Seven Names” by Hyeonseo Lee at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The monthly book discussions are in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
In October the group will discuss “The Soul of an Octopus” by Sy Montgomery.
Light of the moon
SEQUIM — Neil Harrington will present “Bio-luminescence: Who needs the light of the moon when you can make your own!” at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The lecture is part of the Learn by the Light of the Moon series at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.
Harrington is an environmental biologist with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.
The free, outdoor lecture is open to the public.
For more information, call the center at 360-681-4076 or email [email protected]
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.
SEQUIM — The Buck Ellard Band will perform “Playing The Songs You Forgot You Remembered” from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
The dinner and 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.
SEQUIM — The Strait Wheelers Square Dance Club will offer beginning square dance lessons from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
The classes will be in Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St.
Lessons will be held weekly through the end of February, but will close to new students after Sept. 23.
Classes cost $5 per person per week.
For more information, call J. Keller at 360-670-5547.
SEQUIM — Ferhan Kayihan will discuss the life and poetry of the Sufi mystic Yunu Emre at 6 p.m. Thursday.
The program is free and open to the public.
The presentation will be in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Emre, who lived from 1238 to 1320, was an influential Turkish poet.
Kayihan will read the poetry in the original language and his own translations.
BLYN — The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library will present “qatáy: A S’Klallam History of Port Townsend” at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The lecture will be at Red Cedar Hall, 1033 Old Blyn Highway.
This event is open to the public, and is appropriate for all ages.
The presentation will cover pre- and post-contact Native presence in and around Port Townsend.
For more information, call the library at 360-681-4632 or email [email protected]
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 “Reality.”
PORT TOWNSEND — Singer-songwriter Janna Marit will perform at 7 tonight.
The concert will be performed at Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.
The Port Townsend-based musician will be joined by Matt Sircely, David Michael and Zach Parker.
Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at jannanorthwind.brown papertickets.com or at the door.
For more information, call the center at 360-379-1086 or email [email protected]
PORT TOWNSEND — John Steinman will speak and sign copies of his new book, “Grocery Story,” from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The author will be at the Food Co-op annex, 2110 Lawrence St.
Steinman’s book explores the influences of grocery stores on food choices.
For more information, call Andrea Stafford at 360-385-2883 or email [email protected]
Ask the chef
PORT TOWNSEND — The Food Co-op will host “Ask the Chef: Classic Turkish Recipes” from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
The free cooking demonstration by Sidonie Maroon will be in the co-op at 414 Kearney St.
PORT TOWNSEND — Gangstil will perform a concert of traditional Danish music at 7 p.m. Monday.
The concert will be at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.
Band members Sonnich Lydom, accordion, harmonica; Kristian Bugge, fiddle; and Vidar Skrede, guitar, will play dance tunes and songs from their home country.
Admission is $15 to $25 on a sliding scale.
PORT TOWNSEND — Jack Williams will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
The concert will be at Rainshadow Recording, Building 315 on Fort Worden.
Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online at jackinpt.brown papertickets.com.
For more information, call Everett Moran at 360-301-0291 or email [email protected]
PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Grange will host a Balkan Dance Party at 7 this evening.
Participants in the dance at 1219 Corona St. will be invited to learn dances and have fun with admission by donation. They are also invited to bring snacks to share.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center at 532 Battery Way E. will host a new volunteer information session at 4 p.m. Sunday.
There are many opportunities available, from interpreting and greeting in the aquarium and museum, helping with an auction to helping maintain the aquariums and touch tanks.
To RSVP, contact Gabrielle at 360-385-5582 ext. 120 or email [email protected]
QUILCENE — Dianna Wiklund will present “Preserving the Taste of Summer” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
The free lecture sponsored by the Jefferson County Library will be presented at the Quilcene Community Center, 294592 U.S. Highway 101.
Wiklund will discuss a variety of food preservation techniques, including freezing, drying and pickling.
She also will present tips on emergency preparedness.
Attendees may arrive up to one hour early if they want to bring their pressure gauges in for testing.
Due to space limitations, participants must pre-register by calling 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.
CHIMACUM — Rachel Taylor will present “Exploring the Waste-Free Home” at 7 p.m. Monday.
The lecture is part of the Waste Free Living Workshop series at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.
Suggested donation is $5 per person.
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.
CHIMACUM — Janet Aubin will host a workshop on growing blueberries from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
The workshop will be at Aubin’s Finnriver Home Farm, 142 Barn Swallow Road.
Topics covered will include soil management and nutrient needs for optimal blueberry production; pathogens, including phomopsis, twig blight and mummy berry; weed management; spotted wing drosophila and other pests; and a walk through the farm’s 25-year-old and 2-year-old blueberry fields.
The workshop costs $25 per person and attendees must pre-register at blueberries.brownpaper tickets.com.
PORT HADLOCK — The Quimper Prostate Cancer Veterans will hold a no-host luncheon at noon Saturday.
The prostate cancer support group meets in the back room at Fiesta Jalisco, 10893 Rhody Drive.
For more information, call John Davis at 360-379-6729.
PORT HADLOCK — The inaugural Skunk Island Blues Festival will be presented from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
The festival will be at the Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road.
Artists performing include Lost in the Shuffle, 1 p.m to 2:30 p.m.; Hounds of Townsend, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Harlem Ren, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Badd Dog Blues, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tickets are $20 per person. Proceeds will benefit Bayside Housing & Services.
Admission to the beer garden is $30 per person and will feature Port Townsend Brewing Co. Chef Troy’s Famous Pig Roast Buffet.
The festival is co-sponsored by Sound Community Bank, Autoworks, Chimacum Farmstand and Spirits Bar and Grill.
For more information, call 360-390-4017 or visit www.tinyurl.com/PDN-Skunk-Island.
Trivia on tap
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.
An extra point will be awarded to teams who present their library cards.
Attendees must be 21 or more years old.
PORT HADLOCK — R.C. Metro-Shivetts will present “Cyber-Fiction: The Martian’s Guide to the Red Planet — Part 2” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
The presentation will be at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.
Metro-Shivietts will discuss science fiction books and films to explore the question, “Why does anyone want to explore outer space?”
For more information, call the library at 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.
PORT HADLOCK — Youths aged 5-11 can attend “Let’s Build a Space Colony” from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.
The free science learning program will be at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.
Attendees will learn what it takes to live in space then build a model habitat. All materials will be provided.
For more information, call the library at 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.
PORT HADLOCK — Eliot M. Malumuth will discuss cryo-vacuum testing instruments for the James Webb space telescope from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The lecture will be presented in the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.
Malumuth is part of the optics team at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
The free lecture is presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Earths.”
For more information, call 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.
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.