Dances, book discussions, plays and more slated this week

An Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration, “War of the Worlds” in Sequim and “Sea Marks” in Port Townsend are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com/calendar.

FORKS

Book signing

FORKS — Brenda Carlsen will be signing and selling copies of her children’s book “Wascanas Amazing Journey” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The signing will be held at Chinook Pharmacy, 11 S. Forks Ave.

4-H info night

FORKS — Washington State University’s Clallam County Extension will host a “Learn About 4-H” from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The information night will be held in the Forks Library, 171 N. Forks Ave.

Families and potential volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about 4-H opportunities for the coming year.

For more information, call Melanie Greer at 360-417-2398 or email [email protected]

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 a hunter education program and the annual Kids’ Fishing Day.

JOYCE

Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — A benefit breakfast is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The meal will be served at the Crescent Bay Lions Clubhouse, 181 Holly Hill Road.

The menu includes French toast, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, breakfast meats and beverages.

The meal costs $7 per person, $4 for children; proceeds go to the Crescent Bay Lions for community programs and scholarships.

PORT ANGELES

Masonic bingo

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

The lodge is located at 622 S. Lincoln St. Proceeds benefit Lodge programs.

For more information, visit www.pamasonic.org.

Pancake breakfast

PORT ANGELES — There will be a pancake breakfast to support the Port Angeles Fire Department’s new drone program from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday.

The fundraiser will be held a Park View Villas, 1430 Park View Lane.

In addition to breakfast, the benefit will include music and raffle baskets.

The meal costs $10 per person, $7 for seniors and is free for children younger than six.

For more information, call Elizabeth Pratt at 360-452-7222 or email [email protected]

Paranormal meetup

PORT ANGELES — Paranormal Kindred will meet from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The discussion group will meet in the Coffey Room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The monthly meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, email [email protected]

Mosaic dance

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

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

An $8 door charge will include a light meal of Bavarian style pork, sausage and sauerkraut, roasted butter potatoes, rolls, apple bread and ice cream.

Accompanying caregivers will be admitted free of charge.

For more information, visit www.clallammosaic.org.

Dancing program

PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway will host a dancing program from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The program is held at Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St.

The program includes Scandinavian, swing, ballroom and folk dancing, a lesson will be held at 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited, no partner is needed, families and all ages welcome.

Suggested donation is $3, refreshments will follow the dancing.

For more information, call 360-457-7035 or 360-452-6334.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System will host a celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day at 5:15 p.m. Monday.

The celebration will be held at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The program will commence with a welcoming performance by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Song and Dance Group.

After the performance, Yolanda Machado will present “My Makah Ancestry.”

Machado is the Longhouse director and assistant to the college president on indigenous affairs at Peninsula College as well as a member of the Makah Tribe.

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

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 — There will be a discussion of the Clallam County Reads book “The Soul of an Octopus” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The free discussion will be held at First Federal Bank’s Eastside Branch, 1603 E. First St.

The Community Reads program features discussions about this book by Sy Montgomery at venues around the county throughout the month of October.

A limited supply of the book is available at branches of the North Olympic Library System.

4-H info night

PORT ANGELES — Washington State University’s Clallam County Extension will host a “Learn About 4-H” from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

Families and potential volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about 4-H opportunities for the coming year.

For more information, call Melanie Greer at 360-417-2398 or email [email protected]

SEQUIM

‘War of the Worlds’

SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts’ “War of the Worlds” will finish its run this weekend with shows at 7:30 tonight and Saturday and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The show will be staged at OTA’s Gathering Hall, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

The performance is followed each night by a second act, “OTA Moments,” featuring amusing vignettes from OTA’s 40-year history.

Tickets are $18 per person, $12 for students and can be purchased at the door or online at www.olympictheatrearts.org.

Book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of the Sequim Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be in the Friends’ building behind the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The sale will feature a 33-volume set of Charles Dickens’ works, complete seasons of TV shows such as CSI, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Prime Suspect as well as children’s movies on DVD and a dual language French cookbook for children.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit programs at the Sequim Library.

Science Saturday

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Library System will present “Marine Mammals and Me” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The presentation is part of the Second Saturday Science series at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The program for youths ages 7 to 12 years is free, but due to limited space, registration is required.

For more information or to register, call 360-683-1161, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Disabled Hikers

PORT ANGELES — Disabled Hikers will hold group hike at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The hike will meet at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The hike will proceed at the pace of the slowest member and will continue as far as the group is comfortable.

The parking area and the trail are both wheelchair-accessible.

Service animals are welcome, as are pets that are comfortable in group settings.

The suggested donation is $5 to $15.

For more information, visit www.disabledhikers.com.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — The Second Saturday Book Discussion Group will discuss “The Soul of an Octopus” by Sy Montgomery at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The monthly book discussions are in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

In November the group will discuss “The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse” by Alexander McCall Smith.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Barn dance

SEQUIM — The Sweater Weather String Band will perform at the second Fall Harvest Barn Dance from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

The annual dance is held at Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

Sweater Weather performs square dance and honky-tonk music and will be followed by DJ Hook from Port Townsend.

There will also be a potluck dinner and a pie contest.

Suggested donation is $5 to $10 per person.

For more information, call Will Jevne at 360-477-8124 or email [email protected]

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.

Teen lounge

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Library System will host Teen Tech Lounge from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

The free monthly tech hangout is held at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Participants will be able to access the NOLS mobile laptop lab, jackbox games and Oculus virtual reality headsets.

Snacks and crafts will be available.

Parental release forms are required before using the virtual reality headsets.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

BLYN

Book discussion

BLYN — There will be a discussion of the Clallam County Reads book “The Soul of an Octopus” at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The free discussion will be held at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library, 1033 Old Blyn Highway.

The Community Reads program features discussions about this book by Sy Montgomery at venues around the county throughout the month of October.

A limited supply of the book is available at branches of the North Olympic Library System.

CHIMACUM

Nature hike

CHIMACUM — There will be a nature hike “Introduction to the Plants of the Olympic Peninsula” at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The group will meet at the first parking area on the right side of Gibbs Lake Road as you approach Gibbs Lake Park, 110 Gibbs Lake Road.

Additionally, a carpool will depart Haines Place Park and Ride, 440 12th St., Port Townsend at 9:30 a.m.

The hike will include a three-mile loop with a short side trip into a local bog.

The party is limited to 10 people, call Fred Weinmann at 360-379-0986 or email [email protected] to sign up.

Book club

CHIMACUM — The Planet Earth Academy of Creative Expression Book Club will meet from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

The club meets at Finnriver Cidery and Farm, 124 Center Road.

The theme for this month’s meeting is “Indigenous and Global Voices in Science Fiction.”

Book release

CHIMACUM — Tom Jay will host a release of his new book “The Blossoms Are Ghosts At the Wedding” from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

The event will be held at Finnriver Cidery and Farm, 124 Center Road.

Jay’s latest book is a collection of essays and poetry.

Exoplanet trivia

CHIMACUM — Jefferson County Library will host an exoplanet trivia competition at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The competition will be at The Keg & I, 1291 Chimacum Road.

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

The traveling exhibit “Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Earths” is on display at the library through Friday, Oct. 18.

Attendees must be 21 or more years old.

PORT HADLOCK

TimeSlips storytelling

PORT HADLOCK — The East Jefferson County Memory Cafe will host “TimeSlips: Creative Storytelling” from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.

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

TimsSlips is designed for people with memory impairment and their caregivers.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.

Women on Wheels

PORT HADLOCK — Circle and Square Auto Care will host “Women on Wheels” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The free workshop will be held in the Circle and Square shop at 10953 Rhody Drive.

The class is designed to educate women about the “mysteries” of their cars to empower them as consumers and owners.

For more information or to register, call Brittany at 360-385-2070 or email [email protected]

Cancer veterans

PORT HADLOCK — The Quimper Prostate Cancer Veterans will hold a no-host luncheon at noon Saturday.

The prostate cancer support group meets in the back room at Fiesta Jalisco, 10893 Rhody Drive.

For more information, call John Davis at 360-379-6729.

Grandfamilies meet

PORT HADLOCK — Grandfamilies of East Jefferson County will hold its first meeting from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The gathering will be held at Chimacum Creek Primary School, 313 Ness’ Corner Road.

The free gathering is for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.; the meeting program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

For more information or to RSVP, call 360-344-3023.

PORT TOWNSEND

‘Sea Marks’

PORT TOWNSEND — “Sea Marks,” a romance now at Key City Public Theatre will be performed at 7:30 tonight and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

The play is at the theater at 419 Washington St. It will continue next week Thursday through Sunday.

Tickets are $24 to $29 via keycitypublictheatre.org or by calling 360-385-5278. The box office is also open for walk-up sales from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

The playhouse lobby and bar open an hour before curtain time, so theatergoers are invited to come early for refreshments and to buy tickets at the door.

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 “Inequality.”

Balkan dance party

PORT TOWNSEND — The Seattle band FolkVoice will perform for a Balkan dance party at 7 p.m. tonight.

The dance will be held at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Ave.

Admission is $5-$20 on a sliding scale.

For more information, visit www.quimpergrange.com.

Singer-songwriter

PORT TOWNSEND — Claudia Nygard will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

The concert will be at Rainshadow Recording, Building 315 at Fort Worden.

Nygard is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter.

Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online at claudia.brown papertickets.com.

For more information, call Everett Moran at 360-301-0291 or email centrum [email protected]

Old-time jam

PORT TOWNSEND — There will be an old-time jam session at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The jam will be held at Quimper Grange, 1219 Coronal Ave.

Suggested donation is $3 to $5, attendees are encouraged to bring a snack to share.

For more information, visit www.quimpergrange.com.

Country dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Rosemary Lach will be calling an English country dance from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The dance will be at the Rosewind Common House, 3131 Haines St.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5.

Music for the dance will be performed by the Rosewind Country Dance Band.

The dance will be followed by a potluck dinner.

The venue is fragrance-free and street shoes are not permitted on the dance floor; dance shoes and slippers are acceptable.

For more information, email [email protected]

Meaningful movies

PORT TOWNSEND — A free screening of “Dammed to Extinction” is planned at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The film will be shown in the sanctuary at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

The documentary advocates the removal of dams on the Lower Snake River to increase salmon stocks.

For more information, call Matt Woodward at 360-390-4545 or email meaning [email protected] outlook.com.

Ethnobotany lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Fayla Schwartz will present “Ethnobotany Around the World” at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Schwartz will be addressing a meeting of the Olympic Chapter of the Native Plant Society at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

The public is invited to attend the meeting which begins with social time at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Dixie Llewellin at 360-385-6432 or email [email protected]

State of the port

PORT TOWNSEND — Jim Pivarnik will present “The State of the Port and Current Port Issues” from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Pivarnik will address a meeting of the Point Wilson Sail and Power Squadron at the Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington St.

Pivarnik is the interim Executive Director of the Port of Port Townsend.

For more information, call Linda Newland at 360-437-9350.

Mushroom talk

PORT TOWNSEND — Linden de Voil will present “Lunch and Learn: Edible Mushrooms” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The class will be held at the Food Co-op annex, 2110 Lawrence St.

De Voil will discuss the nutritional value of mushrooms as well as how to cook with them.

The class cost $5 per person, it is free for co-op members.

For more information, call Andrea Stafford at 360-385-2883 or email [email protected]

Emergency prep

PORT TOWNSEND — The National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program will present “Preservation of Papers” at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The free presentation is part of the NPREP Emergency Preparation series at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Ave.

The presentation will cover what sort of documents you might need during a disaster.

For more information, visit www.quimpergrange.com.

Science and sips

PORT TOWNSEND — Jay Bakst will present “Turning Math Instruction Upside Down” from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The presentation will be in the pavilion at Port Townsend Vineyards, 2640 W. Sims Way.

The lecture is part of the Science and Sips program sponsored by the Washington Science Teachers Association; continuing education hours are available for teachers.

The public is invited to attend the free lecture series.

For more information, call Lois Sherwood at 360-301-1562, email [email protected] or visit wsta.wildapricot.org.

Author talk

PORT TOWNSEND — John Dodge will discuss his book “A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm” from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The book discussion will be at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

The bestselling book is a nonfiction account of the worst windstorm in the West Coast’s recorded history.

Travel lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Beverly McNeil will present “Adventures in Costa Rica” from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The free Admiralty Audubon Society community program will be held at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

McNeil will be discussing her February 2019 trip through six areas of Costa Rica.

For more information, call Rosemary Sikes at 360-385-0307, email [email protected] or visit www.admiraltyaudubon.org.

Jazz and Blues

PORT TOWNSEND — Joe Seamons and Briar will present “Vintage Jazz and Blues” at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The pair will perform at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Ave.

The duo will share stories of blues queens and jazz royalty, and connect those stories with the issues of equity and inclusion facing America today.

Admission is $15 to $25 per person.

For more information, visit www.quimpergrange.com.

Garage sale

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend Yacht Club will hold its annual Garage Sale at the club, 2503 Washington St. Household, marine, clothing, arts/crafts, books and gardening items will be featured. Proceeds from the sale go to the Scholarship Fund that awards individual students for study in a maritime educational program or college.

For information, contact 360-390-5620 or email [email protected]

Line dance class

PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Grange at 1219 Corona St. will host beginning to intermediate line dance classes Monday night starting at 6:30 p.m.

There is a sliding scale of $5 to $10 per class.

Easier dances are taught from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. and intermediate is taught from 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Dance shoes or leather-soled shoes are recommended — something that will turn easily on the wood floor.

For information email Vickie Townsend at vickiel [email protected]

Choir kickoff

PORT TOWNSEND — PT Songlines Choir will kick off its fall season at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Rosewind Common House, 3131 Haines St.

Rehearsals are weekly Tuesdays through mid-January; the first one is free.

All voices and levels of singing experience are welcome in this non-auditioned choir that builds community by bringing uplifting meaningful songs to our members and to the community at our twice-yearly concerts.

For information go to sites.google.com/site/ptsonglines/choir or call 360-643-1595.

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