Clothing swap, Scout expo, art presentation coming up on Peninsula

A school clothing swap, a Scout expo and a presentation on the connection between art and space are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Soroptimist luncheon

PORT ANGELES — Sandy Ulf will address a luncheon meeting of Soroptimist International of Port Angeles — Noon Club at noon today.

The public is invited to attend the luncheon at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 S. Del Guzzi Drive.

Ulf, a registered nurse, is the advanced care planning coordinator at Olympic Medical Center.

Lunch is available for purchase; a minimum charge of $4 will be charged for beverages and the venue.

Veterans memorial

PORT ANGELES — A veterans memorial service is planned at 1 p.m. today.

The service is held on the last Friday of each month at Veterans Memorial Park, 217 S. Lincoln St.

During the ceremony, the names of local veterans are read aloud, the bell is rung after each name, a rifle salute is fired and a bugler plays taps.

The ceremony is preceded by a bagpiper who also closes the ceremony by playing “Amazing Grace.”

Masonic bingo

PORT ANGELES — Mason’s Lodge 69 will host bingo from 6:30 to 9 tonight and Wednesday.

The lodge is located at 622 S. Lincoln St.

Proceeds benefit Lodge programs.

For more information, visit

Clothing swap

PORT ANGELES — A clothing swap is planned at Roosevelt Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

All items at the school at 106 Monroe Road will be available for donations; proceeds will provide holiday baskets for Roosevelt families in need.

Food concessions will include a $3 hot dog meal deal.

For more information, call Kelly Sanders at 360-565-1740 or email ksanders@portangeles

Genealogy class

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will host an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The open house will be at the society’s research center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Visitors will be permitted to browse the books and use databases such as Ancestry, Find My Past & Fold3 at no cost.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with searches.

During the open house the society will present the first of a series of three classes for beginning family historians.

The class will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will cost $10 per person or $27 for the series.

The other two classes in the series will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 23.

For more information, call 360-417-5000, email or visit

Denim & Diamonds

PORT ANGELES — The third Denim & Diamonds fundraiser will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The annual fundraiser will be held in the third floor ballroom at the Naval Elks Lodge, 131 E. First St.

Tickets cost $35 per person or $60 per couple. Proceeds will provide scholarships for local high school seniors.

The fundraiser also will include music by the Secords, a silent auction, wine and beer tasting and hors d’oeuvres.

The event is open to the public, aged 21 and older.

For more information, call 360-457-3355 or email

Dancing program

PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway will host a dancing program from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The program is held at Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St.

The program includes Scandinavian, swing, ballroom and folk dancing; a lesson will be held at 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited. No partner is needed and families and all ages are welcome.

Suggested donation is $3. Refreshments will follow the dancing.

For more information, call 360-457-7035 or 360-452-6334.

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 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.

Brain injury group

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Brain Injury Support Group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The monthly meeting is held in the basement meeting room at Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St.

The free support group is open to the public.

For more information, email

Poetry reading

PORT ANGELES — David Guterson will read from and discuss his new book “Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest” at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The reading will take place in Maier Hall on Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Guterson’s book is a narrative poem about trails and hiking and is illustrated by Justin Gibbens.

The reading will be preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a gallery of Gibbens illustrations from the book and Guterson will sign copies of the book at 8 p.m., after the discussion.


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The Port Angeles Lions Club will host a benefit breakfast 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 French toast, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, breakfast meats and beverages.

The meal costs $12 per person, $7 for children; proceeds go to the Crescent Bay Lions for community programs and scholarships.


Garage sale

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks will host a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday.

The annual sale is at the Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

For more information, call the lodge at 360-683-2763.

Scout expo

SEQUIM — The 2019 Scout Expo is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The expo will be held next to the Bike Park at Carrie Blake Community Park, 100 S.Blake Ave.

The event offers information and demonstrations of activities and programs for youths in kindergarten through age 21.

Explore a number of activities, including a tower climb, sail rigging, knot-tying, building a campsite, constructing a fire, stomp rockets and derby car racing.

Participating groups include Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts and Exploring.

For more information about any scouting program, contact Shana Scott at 360-504-2170 or

Things to do

SEQUIM — The fifth “Things to Do in Sequim” event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The annual community-building event will be at Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with representatives of more than 30 clubs and organizations that offer ways to participate in the community.

A light lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call Ted Lund at 360-477-4742 or email

Work to learn

SEQUIM — Donni Hatlestad will discuss gardening roses in the Sequim climate at a Work to Learn party at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The program, sponsored by the Sequim Botanical Garden Society, will be in the Terrace Garden at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Hatlestad will share her experiences selecting, planting and growing roses, she will also touch on the society’s rose garden plans.

For more information, call Dona Brock at 360-460-8865, email or

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.

Dementia workshop

SEQUIM — Discovery Memory Care will present “Communicating with People with Dementia, Dealing with Challenging Behaviors” 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 two of the Crossing the Bridges of Dementia series.

For more information or to RSVP, call 360-683-7047 or email


Birding lecture

GARDINER — Woody Wheeler will present “Getting to Know Your Backyard Birds” from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

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

Wheeler, an author and wildlife guide, will be discussing the birds likely to be seen now as well as what to expect through the fall migration.

The suggested donation of $5 will benefit Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue.

For more information or to RSVP, call Christie Lassen at 360-797-7100.


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 “Truth.”

Blues concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Johnny Long and John Greyhound Maxwell will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

The concert will be at Rainshadow Recording, Building 315 at Fort Worden.

Long, a Colorado-based blues musician, will team up with Maxwell, a Port Townsend bottleneck slide guitarist.

Tickets are $15 per person.

For more information, call Everett Moran at 360-301-0291 or email

Lagoon 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 in the lot on 12th Street across from Henery’s Hardware then meet at the Benedict Street entrance to the park.

Volunteers will be pulling invasive plants and picking up garbage.

They should bring work gloves; tools and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call 360-385-0307 or email ptrose53@gmail. com or visit www.admiralty

Loss support group

PORT TOWNSEND — Survivors of Suicide will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The group for people who have lost someone to suicide meets monthly at Dove House, 1045 10th St.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Jill or John Hamilton at 360-302-0569 or email

Girls’ Night Out

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Main Street Program will host “Reach For the Stars” from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The annual Girls’ Night Out event features special events, refreshments and promotions at stores in Port Townsend.

The Goodie bags will be on sale for $25, while they last, at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St. Proceeds from goodie bag sales will benefit the Main Street program and the Jefferson Healthcare Foundation to help provide breast and cervical cancer screening for low income residents of Jefferson County.

The event culminates with a wrap party at 8 p.m. in the Cotton Building where raffle winners will be announced.

Science and sips

PORT TOWNSEND — Laura Tucker will present “Project Drawdown — Viable Solutions to Climate Change” 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, call Lois Sherwood at 360-301-1562, email or visit


Star gazing

CHIMACUM — Battle Point Astronomical Society will host a star viewing from 7 to 9 tonight.

Members of the society will set up telescopes for public stargazing at H.J. Carroll Park, 9884 state Highway 19.

Attendees are encouraged to bring binoculars as well.

The free program is presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Earths” currently on display at the Jefferson County Library

For more information, call the library at 360-385-6544 or visit

Harvest celebration

CHIMACUM — The Organic Seed Alliance will host its fifth Community Field Day from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

The annual event will be at the alliance’s research farm at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

The alliance will conduct a field tour from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. followed by a variety tasting and seed-to-table showcase from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information or to RSVP, visit

Fruit club meets

CHIMACUM — The North Olympic Fruit Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The club meets at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

The program includes the presentation “Fall Tips & Tricks: How to Grow Great Fruit.”

The meeting is free and open to the public, refreshments will be served.

Rhododendron meeting

CHIMACUM — Atsuko Gibson will address a meeting of the Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society at 3 p.m. Thursday.

The chapter meets in the back room at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Gibson is the nursery manager and assistant curator at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way.

She will discuss how to grow azaleas and what diseases and pests affect them.

The public is invited to attend this free presentation.


Art and space

PORT HADLOCK — The free program “Art & the Cosmic Connection” will be offered from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

The youth art class will be in the Humphrey Room at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Children from 5-11 years old can explore the art elements of shape, line, color and texture to create artwork of other planets’ surfaces while learning about the geology of planetary bodies and moons.

This program is presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Earths.”

For more information, call 360-385-6544 or visit

Tech Tuesday

PORT HADLOCK — Library staff will present “Security on the Web” from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The class is part of the Tech Tuesday series at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

The presentation will define terms like phishing, hacking, tracking, fingerprinting and ransomware and then discuss best practices for safe browsing.

Tech staff will be available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. after the class for drop-in tech assistance with phones, tablets or other devices.

For more information, call 360-385-6544 or visit

Space lecture

PORT HADLOCK — Iris Bombelyn will present “How to Launch Rockets, Make Friends, and Build a Spacecraft to Explore the Universe” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Bombelyn’s presentation will be held in the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Bombelyn, a retired aerospace engineer, will share highlights from her career and provide an overview of spacecraft design.

The public is invited to attend this free presentation.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-6544 or visit


Nature walk

NORDLAND — Gary Eduardo Perless will lead a nature hike at Fort Flagler State Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Participants will meet at the boat ramp north of the Beachcomber Cafe, 1321 Flagler Campground Road.

The group will hike to the Rat Island end of the spit then drive to Marrowstone Point near the USGS Marrowstone Marine Field Station.

The public is welcome on this free field trip sponsored by the Admiralty Audubon Society.

Attendees who wish to carpool can meet at 8:30 a.m. at Haines Place Park and Ride, 440 12th St., Port Townsend.

For more information, call Perless at 360-643-3529 or email or visit


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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