Coffee with Comrades and sketching are two Thursday activities planned on the North Olympic Peninsula.
Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com/calendar.
Coffee with comrades
FORKS — All veterans are welcome to Coffee with Comrades from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursdays.
The event is at the Forks VFW 9106 post, 110 S. Spartan Ave.
The coffee time is free.
FORKS — West End Sportsmen will host bingo at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The fundraiser will be at the club at 243 Sportsmen’s Club Road.
Proceeds will benefit hunter education program and the annual Kids’ Fishing Day.
Books and Cookies
CLALLAM BAY — Fifth- and sixth-grade students can meet for cookies, book conversations and hands-on activities at 2:45 p.m. Thursday.
The free program meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Clallam Bay Library, 16690 state Highway 112,
Green Thumb lecture
PORT ANGELES — Marilynn Elliott will present “Art in the 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.
Elliott will discuss creating a variety of artwork for gardens using flowerpots, teapots, saucers, plywood, driftwood, fence pickets, shovels, gourds and rocks.
Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to eat during the presentation.
For more information, call the county extension at 360-565-2679.
Kiwanis to meet
PORT ANGELES — Anna Nichols will play Christmas music and then lead carol singing at noon Thursday.
Nichols is performing at a weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.
The public is invited to attend the free meeting; food and beverages will be available for purchase.
PORT ANGELES — An Avalanche Awareness Class is scheduled for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The free class will be at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road.
Observers from the Northwest Avalanche Center will present important information on avalanche awareness during winter recreation.
The class is free and open to the public.
Drink and Draw
PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to Drink and Draw at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The free event is for all ages at the Loom in Studio Bob, upstairs at 118½ E. Front St.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. A model will pose for three 20-minute sessions.
Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
Drawing supplies are available or visitors can bring their own.
Drink and Draw meets each month the Thursday before Port Angeles Art Walk the second Saturday of the month.
PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform “Jingle Jazz: Home for the Holidays” at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The annual concert is in the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
The concert will include guest performances by Sarah Shea, Dawn Martin and Buck Ellard.
Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door if space is available.
SEQUIM — Sequim Elks will host bingo games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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 Alzheimer’s Association will host a caregiver support group meeting from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
The monthly meeting is held in room 401 of Sequim Bible Church, 847 N. Sequim Ave.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Carolyn Lindley at 360-683-5294.
Rotary to meet
PORT HADLOCK — Cliff Moore will address a meeting of the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.
The Club meets at the Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road.
Moore is the new executive director for the Washington State University’s Jefferson County Extension.
An optional, cafeteria-style lunch will be available for $15.
For more information, email Hal Brunstad at [email protected].
PORT HADLOCK — A discussion of “The Emerald Circus” by Jane Yolen is planned from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday.
Signup is required; copies of the book are available to borrow.
In January the group will discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles.
For more information, call 360-385-6544.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Urban Sketchers will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
The group will meet in the Commons at Fort Worden, 200 Battery Way for winter sketching of the fort.
The gathering is free and sketchers of all skill levels are welcome.
For more information, call Barbara Kurland at 360-316-9947, email [email protected].
PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Toastmasters Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.
The group meets at Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St.
The public is invited to attend this free meeting.
In addition to two prepared speeches, the program includes impromptu speaking practice and speech evaluations.
For more information, call 360-789-7691.
Pints and policy
PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend Tri-Area for Elizabeth Warren will host Pints and Policy from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.
The political presentation is at Doc’s Marina Grill, 141 Hudson St.
Peninsula College professor Michael Cassela-Blackburn will lead a discussion about Warren’s foreign policy proposals.
For more information, call Susan Uballe at 906-236-1660 or email [email protected].
PORT TOWNSEND — Carrie Roberts will host Death over Drinks from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
The monthly meeting is at Manresa Castle, 651 Cleveland Ave.
The topic for November is “Changing the culture around death.”
For more information, email [email protected].
PORT TOWNSEND — Local author Arendt Oak Speser will read from “The Book of Dudley” at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Speser wrote the book over several years and in many settings and it switches back and forth between verse and prose.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
For more information, call the library at 360-385-3181.