Chris Gilbert is the featured speaker at First Friday StoryNight at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting.

Chris Gilbert is the featured speaker at First Friday StoryNight at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting.

Community resources event, StoryNight among Peninsula gatherings

A community resources event and a story night gathering are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula on Friday.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at


Studium West

FORKS — Daniel Gullota will present “Andrew Jackson, Native Americans, and the Indian Removal Act” at 7 p.m. Friday.

The free lecture is part of the Studium West series presented at Peninsula College Forks, 481 S. Forks Ave.

Gullota will explore how democratic the “Age of Jacksonian Democracy” actually was.

The lecture will be followed by a group discussion and light refreshments.

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


Community connections

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County Homeless Outreach will host Community Resources Connection from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

The free, one-day, one-stop community event is at the Verne Burton Center, 308 E. Fourth St.

The event, formerly known as “Clallam County Homeless Connect,” helps residents struggling with homelessness to connect with community resources.

According to a press release, participants will be able to connect with services like housing assistance, ID vouchers, clothing, food, health insurance, social services, veteran services, legal assistance, vaccinations, urgent dental care, medical services and pet care.

Free bus rides are available from anywhere in Clallam County.

For more information, call Troi Gale at 360-913-1959, email [email protected] or visit

Book wars

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System will host the 2019-20 Book Wars final competition at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Teams of seventh- and eighth-graders from Sequim Middle School, Stevens Middle School, Crescent School, Olympic Peninsula Academy, Markishtum Middle School, Quileute Tribal School and Forks Junior High School will compete in the literary trivia competition at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Friday’s event is the culmination of reading and competition throughout the school year.

Questions will be drawn from the books “Hey, Kiddo” by Jarrett Krosoczka, “Attucks! Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team that Awakened a City” by Phillip M. Hoose, “The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge” by M. T. Anderson and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin, “The Only Road” by Alexandra Díaz, “Small Spaces” by Katherine Arden, “Akata Witch” by Nnedi Okorafor, “The Marrow Thieves” by Cherie Dimaline, “Lily and Dunkin” by Donna Gephart, “Finding Audrey” by Sophie Kinsella, “The Boy In The Striped Pajamas” by John Boyne, “The Seventh Most Important Thing” by Shelley Pearsall and “The Benefits of Being an Octopus” by Ann Braden.

The public is invited to attend the competition.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, ext. 7705, email [email protected] or visit

Masonic bingo

PORT ANGELES — Mason’s Lodge 69 will host bingo from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

The lodge is at 622 S. Lincoln St.

Proceeds benefit lodge programs.

For more information, visit


Dance concert

SEQUIM — Sequim Elks will host a dance and concert from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

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

Music will be performed by the Renegade!, playing blues, country and ’60s through ’80s rock ‘n’ roll.

Admission is $10 per person, $8 for Elks members.

For more information, call Lance Staub at 360-460-9608 or email [email protected].


Virtual reality

PORT HADLOCK — A virtual reality session is set for 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

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

Since virtual reality has potential safety concerns, participants must be 13 years or older.

Adult participants must sign a release waiver, and each participant between 13 and 18 must have a parent sign a release waiver.

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


Conversation cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The group meets at Alchemy Restaurant, 842 Washington St.

This week’s topic is “Charity.”

First Friday lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Lee McIntyre will present “A History of Women Photographers” from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

McIntyre’s lecture is in the Maritime Meeting Room at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.

The presentation is part of the First Friday Lecture Series sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society.

Admission is $10 per person. Season passes are available for $80 per person, $65 per person for society members.

Doors open for season pass holders for a reception at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit

Friday StoryNight

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Storytelling Guild will host “Tales, Ballads of Irish Rebellion and British Suppression” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

The event is part of the First Friday StoryNight series held at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting, 1841 Sheridan St.

This month’s featured storyteller is Chris Gilbert. He will be followed by an open mic segment.

The suggested donation is $10 per person.

For more information, call 360-316-9600 or email [email protected].

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