Coast Guard tales, Queen of Angels fundraiser, bridge tournament coming up on Peninsula

Tales of rough weather rescues, a Queen of Angels fundraiser and a bridge tournament are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on our interactive calendar.


USCG presentation

FORKS — Coast Guard members will talk about the Quillayute River station at a presentation at 6:30 tonight.

Operations Petty Officer Shawn Marshall and Engineering Petty Officer Jeremie Kozakiewicz will speak at Studium West, a free lecture series hosted by Peninsula College at the Forks branch at 481 S. Forks Ave.

The treacherous inlet at the mouth of the Quillayute River has jagged rocks and an unpredictable surf zone.

The station’s lifeboat crews are trained to conduct rescues in rough weather using two 47-foot motor lifeboats, which are capable of operating in 50-knot sustained winds, 30-foot seas and 20-foot surf.

The presenters will discuss the variety of missions the Coast Guard undertakes, the training required and some of the courageous acts that are part of Station Quillayute River’s history.

Station Quillayute River in La Push was established in 1929.

For more information, contact Deborah Scannell at [email protected].

Plant sale

FORKS — The Bogachiel Garden Club will host a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be at the Forks High School auto shop on North Forks Avenue.

The sale will feature a variety of perennials, some garden items, shrub starts, lilies, irises, goldenrods, sedums and raspberries.

West End Thunder

FORKS — West End Thunder returns to Forks from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The races will be at the Forks Airport, South Forks Avenue.

General admission is $10 per person, Show and Shine $40 for car and driver, all race entry is $40 and daily drivers $20.

For more information, visit

Steak dinner

FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge will host a fundraising steak dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The dinner will be at the lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

The meal costs $20, $15 for seniors; proceeds will help buy new kitchen equipment.

Fry bread tacos

FORKS — A Bigfoot fry bread taco dinner is planned from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The fundraising dinner will be served at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9106, 110 S. Spartan Ave.

The meal will cost $10 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument fund.

Bingo night

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

The fundraiser will be at the club at 243 Sportsmen’s Club Road.

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


Read and eat

CLALLAM BAY — The North Olympic Library System will continue its Read and Eat Gathering series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The gathering will be in the Clallam Bay Library, 16990 state Highway 112.

The theme for the gathering is “Asian Cuisine.”

Attendees should check out a cookbook and bring a dish prepared from one of its recipes to share at the gathering.

Recommended cookbooks for May are “Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites: 100 Recipes that are Fast, Fresh, and Simple Enough for Tonight’s Supper” by Jaden Hair; “Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes” by Peter Meehan; “Asian Dumplings: Mastering Gyoza, Spring Rolls, Samosas, and More” and “The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches” by Andrea Quynhgiao Nguyen.

Read and Eat Gatherings are free and open to the public.

The theme for June’s Read and Eat Gathering will be “Italian Cuisine.”

For more information, call 360-963-2414, email [email protected] or visit


Book signing

PORT ANGELES — Author Pete Fromm will read from his new novel “A Job You Mostly Won’t Know How to Do” at 7 tonight.

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

Fromm, a five-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Bookseller award, will answer questions and sign copies of his book.

Share the trail

PORT ANGELES — The Mount Olympus Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Washington and the Olympic National Park will host Share the Trail from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The gathering will take place at the Upper Elwha Community Center, 90 Old State Road.

It will feature informational booths and mule-packing demonstrations, as well as pony and horse rides and other youngsters’ activities.

Hot dogs and chili will be served.

For more information, email mtolympuschapter [email protected] or visit

Home, garden market

PORT ANGELES — The Vintage Spring Home and Garden Market will be from noon to 6 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The market will be at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St. Admission is $5 on Friday and free on Saturday.

The sale will offer three barns full of goods as well as an outdoor flea market.

Queen of Angels BASH

PORT ANGELES — Queen of Angels School officials plan the 30th BASH (Building a Scholastic Heritage) auction at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The annual auction will be at the O’Donnell Hall at 1007 S. Oak St.

It is $35 per person, $70 per couple or $350 for a table of 10.

To purchase tickets go to ofangels.

The auction is a fundraiser for curricular and operational needs of Queen of Angels Catholic School.

Dinner, games, raffles and silent and live auctions are planned.

For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected]

Mosaic dance

PORT ANGELES — Clallam Mosaic will host its monthly dance from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The spring dance will be at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave.

The $8 door charge will include a light meal of shredded pork tacos, bean and rice salad, salsa slaw and sugar-free cookies and other desserts.

Accompanying caregivers will be admitted free of charge.

For more information, visit

Garden club to meet

PORT ANGELES — Linda Nutter will present “How Judges Judge” at a meeting of the Port Angeles Garden Club at 10 a.m. Monday.

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

Nutter, a master judge with the National Garden Club, will discuss the elements judges consider in floral design entries along with an update on the national club’s design rules.

The presentation will be preceded at 9:30 a.m. by a coffee social.

Visitors are welcome to attend the free meeting.

For more information, visit

Monday Musicale

PORT ANGELES — Monday Musicale will meet at noon Monday and hear a concert by Port Angeles High School’s Chamber Orchestra led by James Ray at 1 p.m.

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.

Film and discussion

PORT ANGELES — International Dark Sky volunteer Matthew Jordon will introduce a screening of “Saving the Dark” at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The film will be shown at the Feiro Marine Life Center, 315 N. Lincoln St.

Admission will be $5. Feiro members will be admitted free of charge.

The 2018 documentary explores the need to combat light pollution.

For more information, call the center at 360-417-6254 or email [email protected],

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.

Book discussion

PORT ANGELES — The Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group will discuss “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson 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 June the group will discuss “The Whistling Season” by Ivan Doig.

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

Kiwanis to meet

PORT ANGELES — Recipients of Kiwanis scholarships will be on hand at the next meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles at noon Thursday.

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

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

Composting lecture

PORT ANGELES — Meggan Uecker will present “Composting in the Home Garden” at noon Thursday.

The lecture is part of the Green Thumb Garden Tips series held in the county commissioners meeting room in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

The free lecture series is sponsored by Washington State University Clallam County Extension’s Master Gardener Program.

Uecker will discuss the benefits of composting as well as sharing space saving techniques for home gardeners.

Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to eat during the presentation.

For more information, call the county extension at 360-565-2679.

Play opens

PORT ANGELES — The Second Stage Theatre at Port Angeles High School will present “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The play will be performed at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave.

The play, written by Don Zolidis, is an adaptation of some of the tales of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.

Tickets are $8 per person, $7 for students, and are available at the door.

More performances are scheduled for next weekend.

Story Slam

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

The open mic event will be at Studio Bob, 118 E. Front St.

Admission is $10 per person.

For more information, call Nessa Goldman at 206-883-7701 or email olypen [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.

This week’s topic is “Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics.”

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

‘Legally Blonde’

SEQUIM — The final weekend of “Legally Blonde” will be this weekend with performances at 7 tonight and matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Performances are at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

The show is performed by students in the Sequim High School Operetta Club.

Tickets are $12 to $18 and can be purchased at the door or online at

Newcomers gardening

SEQUIM — Margery Whites will lead a gardening workshop for newcomers to the Olympic Peninsula from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The workshop will be at the Clallam County Master Gardeners’ Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road.

Whites, assisted by other master gardeners, will address landscaping and gardening challenges created by the unique local climate.

The workshop is sponsored by the Washington State University Clallam County Extension Master Gardeners.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call the extension office at 360-565-2678.

Genealogy lecture

SEQUIM — Andrea Betts will present “Getting to Know Your Ancestors Through Photographs!” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The lecture will be presented to a meeting of the Clallam County Genealogical Society at the Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave.

The lecture will be preceded by a coffee social at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call the society at 360-417-5000, email [email protected] or visit

Bridge tournament

SEQUIM — The Sequim Duplicate Bridge Club will host an American Contract Bridge League sectional tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

The tourney will be in the Masonic Lodge, 700 W. Pine St.

Two open pair sessions are planned Saturday, the first at 10 a.m. and the second at 3 p.m.

A Swiss team double session is set Sunday. It will start at 10 a.m. and include lunch.

Entry fees are $8 per session Saturday and $23, including lunch, for the double session Sunday.

For more information, call 360-681-2928, email [email protected] or visit

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 week, the shop features like-new resort fashions, lots of small tables, puzzles and books and designer handbags.

White-tagged items are half price.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Bike rodeo

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Bike Alliance will host a bike rodeo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The rodeo will be in the parking lot next to Helen Haller Elementary School, 350 W. Fir St.

Children from kindergarten though fifth grade are invited to participate in the free rodeo.

It will feature nine stations which will take approximately an hour to complete.

Training wheels are welcome and organizers will have loaner bikes and helmets available.

For more information, call Jeanie Robards at 405-570-5883 or email nwbiker [email protected]

Music makers

SEQUIM — Heidi Larsen will introduce the science of music from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

The free science presentation will be at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The program is part of the Second Saturday Science series for children 7 to 12 years old.

Space is limited so registration is required by calling 360-683-1161, emailing [email protected] or visiting

This program was originally scheduled for Feb. 9 but was postponed due to snow and adverse road conditions. The original participant registration has been transferred.

Accordion social

SEQUIM — Jeannie and Steve Berg will be the featured players at an accordion social from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The gathering will be in Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St.

Accordionists are invited to bring their instruments and play; the public is welcome to listen or to dance.

Recommended donation is $2 to $3.

For more information, call Lynne Clark at 360-452-0191 or email jlangel [email protected]

Dinner and dance

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 dinner.

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

Novel conversations

SEQUIM — The Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group will discuss “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Next month the group will discuss “Into the Magic Shop” by James R. Doty.

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

Coffee with the mayor

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

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

Charisse Deschenes, assistant city manager, will join Smith.

For more information, email [email protected]

Arts meeting

SEQUIM — Linda Stadtmiller will discuss entering juried art shows at a meeting of the Olympic Peninsula Art Association from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday.

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

Stadtmiller has processed juried shows for 18 years and will discuss how easy the process can be.

For more information, visit


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 “Power.”

Concert and potluck

PORT TOWNSEND — Rigal Thurston will perform at a concert and potluck from 7 to 10 tonight.

The concert will be at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.

Admission is from $5 to $10 per person on a sliding scale.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., the dinner starts at 7 p.m.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit

Plants for birding

PORT TOWNSEND — The Admiralty Audubon Society will tour local songbird habitat from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

The tour will meet at the Haines Place Park and Ride, 440 12th St.

The group will walk uphill approximately a mile to visit two landscapes where planting native plants suitable for songbirds has been a priority.

As time allows a third landscape may be visited.

Attendees with walking disabilities will be able to drive to the sites of the visits.

For more information, call Ron Sikes at 360-385-0307, email [email protected] or visit

UFO meet-up

PORT TOWNSEND — Al Thompson will discuss ghosts and the paranormal 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]

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Juanita Ramsey-Jevne 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 Aweater Weather String Band.

Ramsey-Jevne will conduct a free dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.

Lagoon work party

PORT TOWNSEND — Admiralty Audubon Society will sponsor a work party at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Volunteers are to park on 19th Street near Kearney Street.

Volunteers will be weeding around last year’s plantings.

Volunteers should bring work gloves and pruners if they have them.

The work party will be followed at noon by a potluck at Pope Marine Park, 1000 Madison St.

For more information, call 360-385-0307 or email [email protected] or visit

Biochar lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Francesco Tortorici will present “Introduction to Biochar Production and Use: Farm, Garden, Environmental Cleanup” at 7 p.m. Monday.

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

Tortorici will discuss the use and benefit of biochar in regenerating soil and environmental cleanup.

Suggested donation is $5 to $10 to help maintain and make improvements to the grange hall.

Children’s author

PORT TOWNSEND — Author Michael Galligan will present storytime and activity for children aged 3-6 years and their families at 10:15 Tuesday.

Galligan will be reading in the children’s room at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

Copies of Galligan’s new book, “My Name Isn’t Oof!: Warren the Warbler Takes Flight” will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information, call 360-385-3181 or visit

Kayak lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Joe Greenley will present “Building Classy Kayaks” at a meeting of the Point Wilson Sail and Power Squadron at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The squadron will be meeting at the Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington St.

Greenley, the owner of Redfish Custom Kayak and Canoe Co., will explain and demonstrate some of the techniques used to construct strip built sea kayaks.

For more information, visit

Barstool Bingo

PORT TOWNSEND — The Humane Society of Jefferson County will host Barstool Bingo from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The fundraiser will be at the Hilltop Tavern, 2510 W. Sims Way.

Two cards per game all night can be had for $10. Proceeds will benefit the society.

For more information, call Ellen Heinemann at 360-385-4539, email [email protected] or visit

Toastmasters to meet

PORT TOWNSEND — Hazel Booth and Bill Cohill will be featured speakers at a meeting of the Jefferson County Toastmasters Club from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.

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

The public is invited to attend the free meeting.

For more information, visit jeffco.toastmasters


Book trivia

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Library will sponsor Books on Tap Trivia from 6 to 8 tonight.

The trivia contest will be at Finn River Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

Participants can bring a team or join one at the cidery.

A study list is available at

Genealogical lecture

CHIMACUM — Janet O’Connor Camarata will present “Naturalization Laws and Records: 1790 to the Present” from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The lecture will be presented to a meeting of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Camarata will discuss the history of U.S. naturalization laws and the records generated through the naturalization process.

For more information, email [email protected]

Lakeside birding

CHIMACUM — The Admiralty Audubon Society will host a birding hike from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The hike will be held at Anderson Lake State Park, 1061 Anderson Lake Road.

Attendees can expect to see a variety of woodpeckers, warblers, common yellowthroat, swallows and western tanagers.

For more information, call Beverly McNeil at 360-385-9730, email admiraudub or visit


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.

Tuesday trivia

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.

Topics will include science, local history, pop culture and geography.

An extra point will be awarded to teams who present their library cards.

Attendees must be 21 or more years old.

Meet the rabbits

PORT HADLOCK — The Olympic 4-H Rabbit Club will present a variety of rabbit breeds from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Children from 6 to 11 years old are invited to learn about the care and feeding of rabbits.

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

Memory cafe

PORT HADLOCK — The East Jefferson County Memory Cafe will meet from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Ferino’s Pizzeria.

The business is at 846 Ness’ Corner Road.

The memory cafe is a gathering of people with memory loss, their friends and families to connect and socialize.

Attendance is free.

Refreshments may be purchased.

Photography contest

PORT HADLOCK — A reception to announce the winners of the Third Teen Photography Contest is set from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

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

Light refreshments will be served and a slide show of the entries will be shown.

The photographs are on display at the library through May 31.


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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