Cider fest, Coffee with a Cop, movie, dances offered this week

A Sekiu cider festival, Coffee with a Cop, a “Harry Potter” movie showing and a contra dance in Port Townsend are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at


Harvest Dinner

FORKS — The 84th annual Harvest Dinner will be held today at Forks Congregational Church.

The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for seniors older than 62 and children younger than 12 at the church, 280 Spartan Ave.

The menu will include roast turkey, turkey stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, baked salmon, salads, apple and pumpkin pies, and a variety of drinks.

Proceeds will help cover the costs of various nonprofit groups that meet at the church.

Wolves in Washington

FORKS — Members of the public are invited to the Forks Library presentation about Wolf Haven International at noon Saturday.

Attendees can learn about the haven’s ongoing conservation, protection and programs relating to state wolves at the library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

The haven is a nationally recognized wolf sanctuary located in Tenino that has rescued and provided a lifetime home for 200 displaced, captive-born animals since 1982, according to a news release.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email or go to or

Elks bingo

FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge will host bingo games at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Early bird sessions will start at 6:30 p.m. while regular bingo will start at 7 p.m. at the lodge at 941 Merchants Road.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Garden club meeting

FORKS — The Bogachiel Garden Club will convene for a meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be at the Forks Community Center, 91 Maple Ave.

For more information, email Kris Ayers at kayers


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The Port Angeles Lions Club will host a benefit breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The public is invited to the breakfast at the Crescent Bay Lions Club clubhouse at 181 Holly Hill Road off state Highway 112.

The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.

The menu includes eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice.

All proceeds will go to the Crescent Bay Lions for community projects.


Cider fest

SEKIU — A Cider Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sekiu Community Center.

The cost will be a $5 donation per gallon at the center, 42 Rice St.

There will be a silent auction and luncheon along with cider made on-site.

All cider donations will be used for an east porch deck renewal this year.

The event is sponsored by the West End Youth and Community Club.


Senior bingo

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited to play bingo at 12:30 p.m. today.

Bingo will be held at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Bingo cards are available for $2 each.

Refreshments will be provided by donation.

For more information, call Jolinda Creery at 360-912-1684.

Club info meeting

PORT ANGELES — The Happy Explorers Camp Fire Club invites parents and families to learn about the club at noon Saturday.

Attendees can learn how to get a child involved and how to start a club. They will be able to ask questions of current club leaders and council members at the Camp Fire Club clubhouse, 619 E. Fourth St.

During the event, the club will provide snacks and activities for children.

Camp Fire introduces kids and families to a variety of people, places and experiences within a fun, supportive club atmosphere, according to a news release.

For more information, call Darcey Beck at 360-461-4846 or visit

Shred event

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Food Bank will hold a “shred day” Saturday.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., those interested can drop off three bags or boxes for $10 each at the food bank, 402 S. Valley St.

For more information, call 360-452-8568.

50th anniversary

PORT ANGELES — Monday Musicale will celebrate its 50th anniversary Monday.

At noon, the group will convene for a business meeting at the Queen of Angels Fellowship Hall, 209 W. 11th St.

At 1 p.m., the public is invited to a performance by the Old Sidekicks, which will perform bluegrass selections.

For more information, call Helen Coleman at 360-775-0594.

Swingers dance

PORT ANGELES — The Senior Swingers will host a dance at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The dance is free for new visitors. The cost is $5 for all other visits to the center at 328 E. Seventh St.

The Cat’s Meow will provide music.

Shelter Providers

PORT ANGELES — The Shelter Providers Network of Clallam County will convene to hear a presentation from Olympic Community Action Programs about Proposition 1 at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The group will meet in the commissioners’ meeting room of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

Proposition 1 in Jefferson County would establish through a levy a Home Opportunity Fund to create or preserve low- or very low-income housing.

Sign-in begins at 9:45 a.m., and the meeting will adjourn at 11:30 a.m.

The meeting also will cover the providers’ regional forum in November.

For more information, call network coordinator James Counihan at 360-452-7224, ext. 307, or email

Coffee with a cop

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Police Department and Clallam County Sheriff’s Office will host Coffee with a Cop on Thursday.

The public is invited to join neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bada NW, 118 W. First St.

There will be a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know local officers.

Bada NW will provide 200 cups of free-drip coffee for this event.

For more information, email Officer Jeff Thaxton at


Film screening

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library will screen each movie in the “Harry Potter” series on Fridays until Dec. 8

The first movie, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” will be shown at 3:15 p.m. today.

Movie trivia, popcorn and magic-themed treats will be available at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Those interested are encouraged to wear costumes.

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

Keepers of the Faith

SEQUIM — Keepers of the Faith, a Southern Gospel Men’s Quartet, will return to Sequim Adventist Church for a free concert at 7 tonight.

The concert will be at the church at 30 Sanford Lane, Sequim.

Keepers of the Faith is made up of four male vocalists: Lima Taito, Agaese Taito, Mason Mataele and Kevin Mills.

The group, which has been in ministry for more than 15 years, started out as a prison ministry team that branched out to visiting hospitals.

Art show

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Art Association’s Member’s Show and Silent Auction Fundraiser continues today through Sunday.

The exhibit is on view at St. Luke’s Episcopal Parish Hall, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The show is open to the public, and admission is free.

Many of the art pieces will be for sale, with a portion of the sales going to help fund association projects.

Along with the art show, the group will offer its annual silent auction fundraiser.

For information, see

Book discussion

SEQUIM — “The Witches: Salem, 1692” by Stacy Schiff will be discussed at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sequim Library.

All are welcome to participate at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Copies of the book are available in various formats including regular print, audio book on CD and downloadable e-book.

They can be requested online by visiting the library catalog at

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email or visit the website.

Book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library will host its monthly book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

This month’s special featured items include a selection of more than 130 watercolor painting instruction books, large-format collector car and motorcycle books, and repair and restoration manuals.

Also available will be various science fiction and mystery clearance books, a small collection of doll and teddy bear books, and jigsaw puzzles.

Proceeds from the sale benefit children’s and adult programming at the library.

Saturday science

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library invites children ages 7 to 12 to build craft stick catapults at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Instructor Brad Griffith will lead the hands-on workshop at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

While the class is free, preregistration is required. To register, call 360-683-1161, email or visit

Attendees also can learn how to make tools with common household items.

Participants will receive a 90-minute instructional DVD.

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

Rally in the Alley

SEQUIM — Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County, the city of Sequim and Olympic Disposal have teamed up for Saturday’s Rally in the Alley neighborhood cleanup program, set from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Dumpsters will be located in the northwest portion of the city at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave.; St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.; and Blue Sky Real Estate, 190 S. Priest Road.

No tires, appliances, liquid paint, gas, fuel or oil will be accepted. Volunteers are encouraged to bring wheelbarrows, wagons, shovels and work gloves. Volunteers should meet at Sequim Community Church at 9 a.m.

For more information, contact Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Colleen Robinson at 360-775-3742 or

Garage sale

SEQUIM — Sunland Golf & Country Club will hold a communitywide garage sale Saturday and Sunday.

The sale will occur at the clubhouse, 109 Hilltop Drive.

Those interested are asked to donate items that are portable, movable, properly functioning, new or gently used, clean and in a well-maintained condition.

Funds generated from the sale will benefit the community, the club and the SunLand Owners Association Scholarship Fund, according to a news release.

For more information, call 360-683-6800.

Elks bingo

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge invites those 18 and older to play bingo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free.

The minimum buy-in for the game is $10 at the lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.

For more information, call Crystal Parker at 360-683-3034.

Spontaneous writing

SEQUIM — The next session of the Spontaneous Writing group will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday.

The free meeting will be at Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Hosted by Ruth Marcus, the meeting is designed for writers who want to get their creative juices flowing.

Writers are asked to bring paper and pen rather than electronic devices. Prompts will be provided. Participants write for 10 minutes, then read what they write. All writers are welcome, regardless of experience.

The deadline is Nov. 30 for submittals to the Spontaneous Writing Anthology.

To request submission guidelines, write to Ruth

End-of-life workshop

SEQUIM — Soroptimist International of Sequim invites the public to its end-of-life workshop at noon Tuesday.

During the program, attendees can learn about durable power of attorney and advance directives and hear presentations from end-of-life care speakers at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

The speakers will be Teresa Neudorfer, an elder law attorney and social worker Janet Popelka.

For more information, email Pauline Geraci at

Fly fishers

SEQUIM — Members of the Sequim Greywolf Fly Fishers will report on fishing at area lakes and their favorite fly at a meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

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

The remainder of the meeting is reserved for individual fly-tying. Attendees can observe or tie a fly of their choice. Visitors must bring their own fly-tying equipment and materials.

A fly raffle and discussion about recent adventures also are planned.

For more information, call Erik Simpson at 360-683-6684.

Birding in Texas

SEQUIM — Bird-watching in Texas will be the topic discussed at an Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Carolyn Wilcox, owner and operator of Port Angeles-based Experience Olympic Nature Tours, is the guest speaker at the meeting at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

She will discuss bird-watching in Texas in winter months and show photos of birds at the free program.

For more information, call 360-681-4076.

Septic system class

SEQUIM — Registration is open for Clallam County Environmental Health’s free informational septic system class from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The class will be at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Septic 101 is an introductory class designed for homeowners who want to learn more about their septic systems.

The course describes different types of septic systems, general system care and maintenance, and do’s and don’ts for a healthy system.

Preregistration is required and is available online through or by calling 360-417-2258.

‘Coffee with Mayor’

SEQUIM — The city of Sequim “Coffee with the Mayor” program continues in October.

City Attorney Kristina Nelson-Gross will join Deputy Mayor Ted Miller at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Oak Table Cafe, 292 W. Washington St.

The mayor or a representative will be at a published location each month to listen to anyone who wants to chat, ask questions, express a concern or make a comment about the city of Sequim or community.

For more information, email Miller at


Film screening

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to a screening of “Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest” at 7 tonight.

The film’s producer, David Moskowitz, will be present at the event at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St.

Following the documentary, a presentation of behind-the-scenes photos and an audience question-and-answer session will be held.

According to a news release: “Historically, herds would comprise hundreds or even thousands of mountain caribou. Now, fewer than 15 caribou remain in the herd that crosses between the United States and Canada, and herds all across the southern range are disappearing quickly.”

Moskowitz is a wildlife tracker, author, photographer and leader of the Mountain Caribou Initiative.

For more information, contact the Jefferson County Land Trust at 360-379-9501 or

Performance at studio

PORT TOWNSEND — Cary Morin will perform at the Rainshadow Recording Studio at 7:30 tonight.

Tickets are available at Crossroads Music, 2100 Lawrence St.; Quimper Sound, 211 Taylor St., Suite B; and online at

At 7 p.m., doors will open at Rainshadow, 200 Battery Way, Building 315, Fort Worden State Park.

According to a news release, “Morin crafts an inimitable style often characterized as acoustic Native Americana with qualities of blues, bluegrass, jazz, jam, reggae and dance.”

Conversation Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet at 11:45 a.m. today.

The public is invited to take part in discussions at Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar, 842 Washington St.

The topic for this week is “Influence.”

For more information, visit

Discount swim

PORT TOWNSEND — Mountain View Pool will hold a discount swim night from 5 to 8 tonight.

Admission will be $3 at the pool, 1925 Blaine St.

Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.

For information, call 360-385-7665 or email

Open drawing session

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend School of the Arts will host a drop-in figure-drawing session tonight at 6.

For $15 — or $13.50 for school members — attendees can practice their drawing or painting skills at the school, Fort Worden Way, Building 306.

For more information, email Kelly Drake at kelly

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Wild Phil & The Buffalo Gals will be the featured musical entertainment at the next Quimper Grange contra dance this Saturday.

Tickets are $6; children younger than 16 will be admitted free at the grange, 1219 Corona St.

Although the dance begins at 8 p.m., those interested can arrive at 7 p.m. to jam with Wild Phil and the gals.

Joanne Pontrello of Chimacum Valley will be the caller.

For information, go to

Garage sale

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Yacht Club will begin its annual garage sale at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Until 2 p.m., the public is invited to shop around the sale at the yacht club’s clubhouse, 2503 Washington St.

Featured at the sale will be household, marine, clothing, arts-crafts, books and gardening items.

For more information, contact Muriel Powers at 360-390-5620 or muriel

Drawing open house

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to join artists of Quimper Arts for a free introductory drawing session Monday at 9:30 a.m.

A live, clothed model will be available to study at the Masonic Lodge, 1338 Jefferson St.

Pencils, paper, boards and other drawing materials will be supplied.

Quimper’s artists will be available to assist attendees get set up, as well as answer questions.

For more information, call 707-319-6896.

Fungi presentation

PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society will host Korena Mafune for a presentation about fungi Tuesday.

The event will begin with a social time at 6:30 p.m. at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., after which the program will begin at 7 p.m.

Mafune will present “Fungi in the Canopy of Our Old-Growth Rain Forests.”

According to a press release: “Korena is very interested in how these canopy soils, adventitious roots, and fungal associates may play a role in the resiliency of these old-growth forests to seasonal extremes, including wetter winters and drier summers.”

Mafune is currently working toward her doctorate.

For more information, email Dixie Llwellin at

Ask a ferry captain

PORT TOWNSEND — Members of the public are invited to a free presentation about the state ferry system at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Washington State Ferries Capt. John Tullis will discuss the ferry system at the Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington St.

He will share information such as the ships, routes, crews, system operation and career opportunities.

A question-and-answer session will follow his presentation.

Tullis has been with the WSF for 32 years — 20 of those as a captain.

For more information, visit

Admiralty Audubon

PORT TOWNSEND — Admiralty Audubon will present Beverly McNeil’s 2017 Costa Rica show, including hummingbirds, mammals, reptiles and glass frogs at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The public is invited to join the free overview of a four-week photography adventure at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

For information, call Beverly McNeil at 360-385-9730.

Maritime center talk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center invites member of the public to a speaker event Thursday.

At 5 p.m., Carol Hasse will discuss sail trim at the center’s Heritage Building, 431 Water St.

For more information, call 360-385-3628.


Music on board

PORT HADLOCK — Folk musicians Simon de Voil and Aimee Ringle will perform two back-to-back concerts aboard the Felicity Ann boat to benefit local LGBTQ youth projects.

Tickets will be available for a $15 donation for the concerts, which start at 5:30 tonight at the Community Boat Project shop, 42 N. Water St.

The concerts will benefit the Felicity Ann restoration and the LGBTQ+ Legislative Theatre Youth Project.

Attendees are encouraged to dress warmly, as the space is enclosed but unheated. All ages are welcome.

Teen book talk

PORT HADLOCK — Author John Green’s newest book, “Turtles All the Way Down,” will be the focus of Teen Book Discussion at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Jefferson County Library.

The group size is limited and registration is required at the library at 620 Cedar Ave.

To reserve a spot, call the library at 360-385-6544 or email


Trivia night

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Library invites trivia buffs to test their knowledge tonight at 6:30.

Books, film and pop culture trivia will be presented at Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road, Chimacum.

Attendees can arrive with friends or arrive solo.

Food and cider will be served.

For more information, call 360-385-6544.


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 or visit the newsroom at 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA 98362.

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