Death, human trafficking, walking trip to be discussed Thursday

Death, human trafficking, walking trip to be discussed Thursday

Death, human trafficking and a walking trip will be discussed Thursday on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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PORT TOWNSEND — Keeth Apgar will present Sing-a-Ling from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursday.

The free program for toddlers and preschoolers will be at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-3181 or visit

Toastmasters meet

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Toastmasters Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.

The group will meet at Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St.

The public is invited to attend this free meeting.

In addition to prepared speeches, the program includes impromptu speaking practice and speech evaluations. For more information, call 360-789-7691 or visit

Death discussion

PORT TOWNSEND — Carrie Andrews will host Death over Drinks from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

The free, informal, monthly meeting is at Manresa Castle, 651 Cleveland Ave. The topic for January is “What do you want to do with your body when you die?”

For more information, call Andrews at 360-301-3379, email [email protected] or visit

Computer group

PORT TOWNSEND — 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 in the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

The meeting will begin with a class on iPhones and iOS by Bob Snow, and the general meeting will start at 7 p.m. For more information, visit


Pints and policy

CHIMACUM — 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 Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

Kate DesLauriers will present “Healthcare in Rural Communities.”


Rotary to meet

PORT HADLOCK — T.J. and Rian Plastow will present “Walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

The Plastows will address a meeting of the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County at the Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road.

Plastow and her daughter will talk about their 44-day trip walking the 520-mile trail. An optional, cafeteria-style lunch will be available for $15.

For more information, email Ray Serebrin at [email protected] or visit

Book discussion

PORT HADLOCK — A discussion of “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles 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 February, the group will discuss “The Hours” by Michael Cunningham.

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


Elks bingo

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 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.

Support group

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 the 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.


Jet Set to meet

PORT ANGELES — Leo Ackers will talk about human trafficking at a meeting of the Soroptimist Port Angeles Jet Set at 7 a.m. Thursday. The Jet Set meets weekly at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Ackers, an agent with the Department of Homeland Security, will discuss the National Human Trafficking Hotline, as well as what is happening nationally and in Washington state to stop trafficking in people.

Kiwanis to meet

PORT ANGELES — Mark Nichols will address a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles at noon Thursday. The club meets weekly at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.

Nichols, the county prosecutor, will discuss the prosecution of crime in the county.

The public is invited to attend the free meeting. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

For more information, visit

Native plant workshop

PORT ANGELES — Joe Holtrop will present “Planting and Maintaining a Native Landscape” from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.

The free workshop, sponsored by the Clallam County Conservation District, will be at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Holtrop, executive director of the Clallam County Conservation District, will discuss species selection, planting and maintenance, and help participants choose plants from the district’s annual plant sale that are the best fit for their land.

Due to limited space, pre-registration is required at or by calling the district at 360-775-3747, ext. 5.


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 hunter education program and the annual Kids’ Fishing Day.

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