Coho survey and fundraiser coming up on Peninsula

Training for surveying coho and an “ending homelessness” fundraiser run are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at


Survey volunteers

PORT TOWNSEND — The North Olympic Salmon Coalition is seeking volunteers to survey spawning coho on Chimacum Creek.

The coalition will hold a Coho Spawner Survey Training from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today.

Those interested need to RSVP online at or contact Katie McLean at or 360-504-5611.

Survey volunteers will walk sections of the creek during the coho run, counting live and dead fish, as well as record redds.

Data collected will assist the state Department of Fish and Wildlife in estimating returning numbers on the creek, according to a news release.

Volunteers must be physically able to hike through woods, as well as climb over and under fallen trees and debris.

All necessary gear and survey equipment will be provided.

For more information, call 360-379-8051 or visit the coalition’s website.

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.

For more information, visit

Discount swim

PORT TOWNSEND — Mountain View Pool will host 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

Film screening

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center will screen “The Goonies” at 7 tonight.

The film is part of the “Salty Series” that will occur at the center, 431 Water St.

No reservations are required for the free event.

For more information, call 360-385-3628 or email

Free movie

PORT TOWNSEND — In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week, the Rose Theatre will screen “Home” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The event at the theater, 235 Taylor St., is sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Jefferson County.

A Q-and-A session will follow the screening, where refreshments and door prizes will be served.

For more information, call 406-461-8557 or email

Ukulele rendezvous

PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will meet for its monthly happy hour and open mic at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be at the Highway 20 Road House, 2152 W. Sims Way.

For more information, call 360-385-2233.

Swing dance class

PORT TOWNSEND — Those interested in brushing up on swing dancing are invited to Swing Dance II at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The class, to be held Thursdays in October in the Mountain View Pool gym, 1919 Blaine St., is designed for dancers who have had some partner dance experience, event organizers said.

For more information, call 360-379-8052 or email


Mental health class

PORT HADLOCK — A class dubbed “Mental Health First Aid” will be held at the Jefferson County Library, 630 Cedar Ave., on Saturday.

Judy Schlade-Kunz will lead the class from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., which will prepare attendees for assisting someone experiencing a brain illness or substance abuse-related crisis.

Materials will be provided. A $5 lunch will be available.

To sign up, call 406-461-8557.

For more information, email or visit www.nami

Employment resources

PORT HADLOCK — An employment specialist from WorkSource will be available to help with employment resources at 5 p.m. Monday.

The drop-in session will be held at the Jefferson County Library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

According to a news release: “How do you land the job? Do you need to go back to school to retrain for a new career? How about resume or interviewing assistance? What resources are available while looking for work? Explore answers to these and other questions in this drop-in session.”

For more information, call 360-385-6544.

Resume workshop

PORT HADLOCK — The first installment of “Land Your First Job!,” a teen resume writing workshop, will be held at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Both sessions will be held at the Jefferson County Library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

Attendees will be guided through the process of creating a professional resume and cover letter to aid in procuring employment.

The next session will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8.

For more information, call 360-385-6544.


PORT HADLOCK — Children 8 months to 8 years old and their caregivers are invited to the Jefferson County Library’s Blockfest event at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Five block stations will be available at the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave., to introduce children and parents to the educational value of blocks.

For more information, call 360-385-6544.


Rhododendron meeting

CHIMACUM — The Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Ellie Sather of Whitney Gardens & Nursery in Brinnon will speak on propagation in the backroom of the Tri-Area Community Center, 91 West Valley Road.

The nursery has been in business since the 1950s and sells many rhododendrons and azaleas, as well as other shrubs and perennials.

Their display garden has a half-mile of pathways through the 7-acre site.

The public is invited, and refreshments will be provided.

Community orchestra

CHIMACUM — Members of the public are invited to the Port Townsend Community Orchestra’s fall concert at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Conductor Tigran Arakelyan will lead the orchestra in “Waltz” from “Eugene Onegin” by Tchaikovsky, “Adagio” from “Spartacus” by Khatchaturian and Vasily Kalinnikov’s Symphony No. 1 in G minor at Chimacum High School, 91 West Valley Road.

For more information, call 253-709-2850 or email


Film screening

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library continues its “Harry Potter” marathon with a screening of “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” at 3:15 p.m. today.

On Fridays until Dec. 8, movie trivia, popcorn and magic-themed treats will be available at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Those interested are encouraged to adorn costumes.

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

Feasting for Felines

SEQUIM — Feasting for Felines will celebrate National Cat Day to benefit Peninsula Friends of Animals on Saturday.

From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W. Alder St. will donate a percentage of the day’s proceeds to assist with veterinarian expenses for recent rescues.

For more information, call 360-452-0414.

VFW concert

SEQUIM — Round Trip will perform at the Sequim Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St., at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Until 8:30 p.m., the public is invited to listen to the group’s selections of rock ’n’ roll, country and oldies.

Grief support group

SEQUIM — Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County is offering a five-week grief support group series beginning Monday.

The group will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for five Mondays through Nov. 27 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

The program is free and open to the public.

Registration is required, as group size is limited. For more information or to register, call the hospice office at 360-452-1511.

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County provides free services to terminally ill patients and their families.

For more information, call 360-452-1511 or visit

Strait Turners to meet

SEQUIM — The Strait Turners woodturners group will host a presentation by Russell Nayman when it meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

The group will meet at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

Neyman will present “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Cyanoacrylates — CA — Glue but Were Afraid to Ask.”

The meeting includes a demonstration on beal polishing.

Turners of all levels are welcome.

For more information, call 360-683-2560 or see

Mac group meeting

SEQUIM — Mike Klinger will present about music and its respective computer programs at 7 p.m. Wednesday during the Strait Mac User Group (SMUG) meeting.

The meeting of SMUG will be at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Topics for the meeting will include a side-by-side comparison of the Sibelius and Finale programs, as well as digital audio using Pro Tools or Logic.

If time remains, Klinger will show how he moves between several music programs to produce a piece of music, event organizers said.

Klinger has taught more than 5,000 music teachers in digital audio, composing using Sibelius or Finale, improvisation with Band in a Box, sequencing, theory and ear training, according to a news release.

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

Ending homelessness

SEQUIM — Serenity House of Clallam County’s second annual “The Art of Ending Homelessness” fine art auction and dinner fundraiser will be Saturday.

Tickets for the event at Sunland Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, are $75 and can be purchased online at www.brownpaper or at Serenity’s thrift shop, 551 W. Washington St.

There will be a sit-down dinner and dessert catered by 7 Cedars Casino. Silent and live auctions of locally made art, jewelry, hotel stays and museum admissions are planned. The featured item is a limited-edition, signed Shepard Fairey print.

Guest speakers will include Port Angeles Police Chief Brian Smith, Serenity Operations Director Kevin Harkins and former Serenity client Timothy Mason.

For more information, contact Amy Miller at 518-225-9630 or, or visit Facebook.

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.

Book fair

SEQUIM — The Helen Haller Elementary School book sale will be held beginning Monday.

Children’s books will be available from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through next Friday, Nov. 3, at the school, 350 W. Fir St.

For more information, contact Sheri Kruckeberg at 360-582-3280 or


Veterans memorial

PORT ANGELES — A veterans memorial will be orchestrated by local service groups today at 1 p.m.

The Marine Corps League Mount Olympus Detachment Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Patriot Riders and National Guard will convene at Veterans Park on Lincoln Street for the service.

The service is free and open to the public.

Local veterans names will be read, with a replica Liberty Bell rung after each name.

The Honor Guard will fire three volleys and a bugler will play taps, after which a bagpiper will play “Amazing Grace.”

Harvest carnival

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula Pre-Three Cooperative Preschool will hold its annual Harvest Carnival from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is $2 for adults and $3 for children — which includes game tickets — at the event in Jefferson Elementary School’s gym, 218 E. 12th St.

Games and crafts geared for children 8 or younger, a cake walk, a silent auction, raffle baskets and a bake sale will be available.

Proceeds will benefit the cooperative’s operation costs and tuition scholarships.

For more information, email Angela Reynolds at or visit

Parenting class

PORT ANGELES — A support and discussion group for parents will meet Wednesday at Sequim Adventist Church.

The event will begin with a free family meal at 5:30 p.m. at the church, 30 Sanford Lane, after which the discussion will occur.

The meeting will be facilitated by Heidi Byers and will focus on the book “Parenting Boot Camp” by Kay Kuzma, Ed.D.

Child care will be provided.

For more information, call 360-683-7373 or 360-912-3437.

Paws to read

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited to read with service dogs at the Port Angeles Library at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy dogs and their trainers will be available at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

According to a press release: “Reading to a dog or other pet creates a supportive and fun environment in which readers of all ages and abilities can practice their skills with confidence and joy.”

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email or visit


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The Crescent Bay 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.


Life planning

SEQUIM — The public is invited to a free seminar by sisters Judy McCay and Karen Griffith at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Clallam Bay Library.

The seminar at 16990 state Highway 112 will cover advance care directives as well as how to document end-of-life wishes.

Griffith currently serves on the board of the Hospice Foundation for Jefferson Healthcare.

McCay is a member of the End of Life Washington Speaker’s Bureau.

The library encourages those interested to register in advance.

For more information or to register, contact the library at 360-963-2414 or visit


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.


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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