Concerts, plant sales, hikes on Peninsula

Concerts, plant sales and hikes are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Camaraderie evening

PORT ANGELES — The 10th annual Evening at Camaraderie Cellars at 6 tonight will start the 2019-20 season of the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra

Along with Camaraderie’s Rhapsody in Red and other wines will be live music — jazz, classical and folk musicians from both Clallam and Jefferson counties.

Tickets to the informal concert at 334 Benson Road were almost sold out Wednesday. They are $75, with all proceeds benefiting the Port Angeles Symphony. For tickets, call the Symphony office at 360-457-5579 or email

As they have done for a decade now, Camaraderie owners Vicki and Don Corson are donating the venue, picnic, dessert, soft drinks and wine in support of the Symphony.

For more about the Symphony’s 87th season, with Pops & Picnic concerts, chamber orchestra and symphony orchestra performances in Sequim and Port Angeles, see port, call 360-457-5579, or email

Storytime on the Road

PORT ANGELES — The Summer Reading Program will take Storytime on the road at 10:30 a.m. today.

Seniors are invited to this week’s special session at Highland Court Memory Care, 1704 E. Melody Lane.

The free early literacy program is designed for children up to 5 years old and their adult caregivers.

Storytime sessions feature singing, reading, talking, playing and writing.

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

Masonic Bingo

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

The lodge is at 622 S. Lincoln St.

Proceeds benefit Lodge programs.

For more information, wisit

Classical concert

PORT ANGELES — Trio Lyrica will present a concert of classical music from 7 to 8 tonight and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Tonight’s performance will be at the Port Angeles Seventh-day Adventist Church, 120 W. Eighth St. and will include selections by Debussy, Mendelssohn, Haydn and Bridge, among others.

Sunday’s concert will be at Camaraderie Cellars, 334 Benson Road, and will include works by Saint-Saens, J.S. Bach, Haydn, Percy Grainger, Mendelssohn and others.

Both performances are free and open to the public.

The members of the trio are violinist Kate Southard-Dean, cellist Marlene Moore and pianist Kristin Quigley Brye.

For more information, call Marlene Moore at 360-928-3635 or email

Gold project

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Land Trust will host “Love Where You Live — Wellness in the Wilderness” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The free event will be at the trust’s Lyre Conservation Area on Reynolds Road.

The event features speeches, activities and displays promoting the health benefits of enjoying nature.

Some of the presenters include the Land Trust, the Back Country Horsemen, the Thursday trail crew, an arborist, a park ranger and a yoga instructor.

Also featured will be a series of signs outlining the intersection of health and nature that were created by Ally Pelayo for her Girl Scout gold project.

Kids’ day

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System and Wild Edge Farm will host Kids’ Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The free festivities will be at the Port Angeles Farmers Market in The Gateway transit center at Lincoln and Front streets.

The event features a CreativiTea Art Activity, Piglets, a chalk mural and music by Jim Lind.

Summer concert

PORT ANGELES — Shaggy Sweet will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday as part of Olympic Cellars Winery’s 2019 Summer Concert series.

Admission is $13 in advance, $15 at the door of the winery at 255410 U.S. Highway 101.

Tickets can be purchased online at

Half the price of each ticket to this week’s concert will be donated to Sequim Community Aid.

This week’s food vendor is Turnip the Beet and local beer will be supplied by Fathom and League Hop Yard Brewery.

For more information, call 360-452-0160 or visit

Group hike

PORT ANGELES — A group hike will take place at Madison Falls off Olympic Hot Springs Road from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The hike is sponsored by a disabled hikers group.

A donation of $1 to $10 is suggested.

Service animals are welcome.

The hike is one tenth of a mile on a wheelchair-accessible path.

For more information, visit

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 — A brain injury support group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The monthly meeting is held in the Wendel Room of Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St.

The free support group is open to the public.


Family fun

FORKS — Concerned Citizens will host Family Fun Day from noon to 2:30 p.m. today.

The free event will be at Concerned Citizens’ offices, 947 S. Forks Ave.

Free train rides and games for all ages are planned. Children 12 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Books and cookies

FORKS — Fifth- and sixth-graders are invited to Books & Cookies from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today.

The monthly book group meets at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

For more information, call 360-374-6402 or visit


Garage sale

SEQUIM — The 12th annual Garage & Plant Sale sponsored by the Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital has been extended for one day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Only the location at 81 Timothy Lane will be open.

Today’s sale will feature furniture including a hutch, a wooden dining set, a crib, a rocking chair and an armchair

All purchases are by donation and proceeds go for uncompensated care and research at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where last year nearly $1 million in uncompensated care was provided for more than 2,700 children visits in Clallam County.

For more information, call Carol at 360-683-7130 or email

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 “America’s Forgotten Colony: Ending Puerto Rico’s Perpetual Crisis.”

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

Concert series

SEQUIM — The True Loves will perform a concert of modern soul music from 6:30 to 8 tonight.

The concert is part of the 2019 Jungible Concert series at Jardin du Soleil, 3932 Sequim-Dungeness Way.

Admission is $15 per person, children 12 years old and younger are admitted free.

For more information, call 360-582-1185 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 a unique table lamp, a student desk, a 94-piece set of China dishes and lots of cookbooks.

White-tagged items are half price.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Board games

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Library System and Meeples of Sequim will host “Board Games for Grown-Ups” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The free program will be held at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Participants will be introduced to the board game “Ticket to Ride” and players of all experience levels are invited.

For more information, call Emily Sly at 360- 863-1161, email esly@ or visit

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.

Field day

SEQUIM — The Summer Reading Program will host Field Day at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

The family friendly outdoor event will be held at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Featured activities will include three-legged races, giant Jenga, bean bag toss and bubbles.

The free event is open to the public and will move inside Sequim Middle School, 301 W. Hendrickson Road in the event of adverse weather.

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


Archaeology lecture

BLYN — David Brownell will present “Veteran’s Memorial Artifacts” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The free archaeology lecture will be held at the Red Cedar Hall Community Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway.

Brownell will discuss artifacts uncovered during the excavation of the tribe’s Veterans’ Memorial earlier this year.

For more information, call Janet Jacobson at 360-681-4632, email or 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 “Propaganda.”

Low tide walk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will guide a low-tide beach walk from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Participants will meet at the center’s aquarium and museum.

The walk, which includes admission to the aquarium and museum, costs $5 per person, $3 for youths age 5-17 years. Children younger than 5 and Marine Science Center members are free.

For more information or to reserve a space, call Carolyn at 360-385-5582, ext. 109 or email

Group hike

PORT TOWNSEND — The Disabled Hikers will host a group hike near the Friends’ Barn from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The group will meet near the barn on Fort Townsend Historical State Park, 1370 Old Fort Townsend Road.

A donation of $1 to $10 is suggested. Half of all donations will be sent to the Washington Trails Association.

Service animals are welcome.

The hike is planned for the Bluff Trail which is level. Which loop is used will be decided by the group.

For more information, visit

PT plant clinic

PORT TOWNSEND — The WSU Master Gardener Plant Problem Clinic is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

The clinic is in the Community Development Office, 621 Sheridan St., in the QFC mall complex.

Whether it’s an insect pest infestation or an unknown pathogen destroying your beloved plants, certified Master Gardeners are available to answer questions or provide free advice.

For plant problem diagnosis, it is necessary to bring a representative sample that clearly shows the un-healthy and healthy tissue.

For more information, see jefferson/gardening-2/plant- clinic.

Book lovers’ cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — The Book Lovers’ Cafe will discuss “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

The free group meets monthly in the Charles Pink House, 1256 Lawrence St.

In September, the group will discuss “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozek.

For more information, call Melody Eisler at 360-344-3054 or email meisler

Book Club

PORT TOWNSEND — Caleb Peacock will host a science fiction book club for teens from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The club will meet at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

Youths age 12-18 years can meet to discuss “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams.

Snacks will be provided.

Bombing remembrance

PORT TOWNSEND — The Nuclear Ban Team will host “Hiroshima & Nagasaki Remembrance: Understanding the Consequences of Nuclear War and Nuclear Weapons” from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The free multimedia event will be at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St.

The public is invited to stop by to reflect on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, and learn about the current state of nuclear weapons through film, songs and poetry.

Ekphrastic Write-In

PORT TOWNSEND — Ekphrastic Write-In 2019 will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The annual event at Northwind Art Center, 701 Water St. is part of the Art Port Townsend arts festival.

Ekphrastic poems begin with inspiration from another piece of art.

Surrounded by the Art Port Townsend exhibit, Expressions Northwest, writers can spend some quiet time in the gallery and respond to individual works or to the show as a whole.

The host, Bill Mawhinney, will hold the space open until 8:30 p.m.

There will be a public reading of works from this write-in at the center Aug. 22

For more information, call Mawhinney at 360-302-1159.

Ukulele open mic

PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will host a happy hour open mic event at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The free open microphone event will be at the Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 W. Sims Ave.

The public is welcome to come to play or to just listen.

For more information, call 360-385-2233.

Urban Sketchers

PORT TOWNSEND — The Urban Sketchers will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

The group will sketch in Chetzemoka Park, 1000 Jackson St. or in the Uptown area.

The gathering is free and sketchers of all skill levels are welcome.

For more information, call Barbara Kurland at 360-316-9947, email barb or visit urbansketchersport


Birdwatching hike

NORDLAND — Gary Eduardo Perless will lead a birdwatching hike at Fort Flagler State Park from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Participants should 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 Marrowsone Point near the USGS Marrowstone Marine Field Station.

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

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


Climate on Tap

CHIMACUM — The Climate Action Committee of Local 20/20 will host “Project Drawdown” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The community discussion is part of the Climate On Tap series held at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

For more information, visit

Philosophy in the barn

CHIMACUM — Wesley Cecil will discuss the history of philosophy from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The lecture is part of the 16-week Philosophy in the Barn series presented in the Hay Barn at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

The suggested donation is $5.

The barn is unheated so participants are encouraged to dress for the weather.

Computer meeting

CHIMACUM — The Port Townsend Seriously Laidback Users Group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Macintosh computer user meeting will be held in Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

The meeting will begin with a basic how-to session and the general meeting will start at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit


Seed class

QUILCENE — Karen Seabrook will present “Seed Washing and Saving Techniques” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The free gardening class will be at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101.

Seabrook, a master gardener, will demonstrate how to wash and save seeds from your garden or harvest.

Attendees are encouraged to bring dried seed heads from their own flowers, fruits and vegetables to the class.

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

Egg drop

QUILCENE — The Summer Reading Program will present “Egg Drop Re-Entry” from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. today.

The free science program will be at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Children ages 5-12 will be able to design, build and test a landing capsule for an “egg-stronaut.”

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


Campus tour

PORT HADLOCK — The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding will host tours of its campus from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

The free tours will be conducted at the school’s Port Hadlock Heritage Campus, 42 N. Water St.

No reservations are required for the tours, which are conducted on the first Friday of each month.

Tech Tuesday

PORT HADLOCK — Library staff will present “Sci-Fi Delight” 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 cover how to explore databases like Novelist and Fantastic Fiction along with podcasts, film and television shows that are available for free through the library.

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

Hadlock plant clinic

PORT HADLOCK — The WSU Master Gardener Plant Problem Clinic will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The clinic is at 121 Oak Bay Road.

Certified Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions or provide free advice.

For plant problem diagnosis, it is necessary to bring a representative sample that clearly shows the unhealthy and healthy tissue.

For more information, see jefferson/gardening-2/plant- clinic.

Summer reading

PORT HADLOCK — The Summer Reading Program will host a finale celebration from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Attendees will enjoy ice cream and vote on the Peeps in Space dioramas.

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

Astronomy lecture

PORT HADLOCK — Jay Bakst will present “Cosmic Distance Ladders: How Far are the Stars and How Do We Know?” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Bakst, an amateur astronomer, will explore the science involved and the techniques used to calculate the distances to celestial objects and the expansion rate of the universe.

The free lecture is presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Earths” that is on display at the library through Oct. 18.

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

Build a Boffer

PORT HADLOCK — Teens will have the opportunity to make a boffer sword to take home at a workshop from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

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

Boffers are foam-wrapped PVC pipes used in role-playing games and mock combat.

The workshop is free, but space is limited so registration is required by 10 a.m. Thursday.

All materials will be provided through a donation by Hadlock Building Supply.

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

Book discussion

PORT HADLOCK — A discussion of “The Immortal Irishman” by Timothy Egan is planned from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday.

The discussion group will meet at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Signup is required; copies of the book are available to borrow.

In September the group will discuss “The Orchardist” by Amanda Coplin.

For more information, call 360-385-6544 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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