Donation drive, shelter animal benefit offered this weekend

A toy, food and donation drive, and a benefit for shelter animals are among the activities planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at


Helping others

FORKS — A drive to collect donations for cash, toys and food for needy families is planned in Forks from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Items can be dropped off at Forks Outfitters, Ambulance Shed, Ron’s Food Mart or 360 Trillium Ave. Also, the Forks Ambulance Crew will be at the stoplight.

The drive is sponsored by Dilley & Solomon Logging Inc., Ambulance Crew, Blackflame Contracting, Ron’s Food Mart, Northwest Coffee Brothers and Forks Outfitters.


Game day

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System will host Black Friday Game Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Participants can enjoy giant Jenga, cornhole or board games at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Kids, teens and families are welcome at this free event, children eight years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Veterans memorial

PORT ANGELES — A veterans memorial service is planned at 1 p.m. today.

The service is held on the last Friday of each month at Veterans Memorial Park, 217 S. Lincoln St.

During the ceremony, the names of local veterans are read aloud, the bell is rung after each name, a rifle salute is fired and a bugler plays taps.

The ceremony is preceded by a bagpiper who also closes the ceremony by playing “Amazing Grace.”

Masonic Bingo

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

The lodge is located at 622 S. Lincoln St.

Proceeds benefit Lodge programs.

For more information, visit

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.


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 “Fairness.”

Mental health Monday

PORT TOWNSEND — Prosper Natural Health will present “Radical Self-Care: How to be kind and take good care of yourself during a busy season” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday.

The presentation is part of the free Mental Health Monday series at Prosper, 213 Decatur St.

For more information, call Lynn Gilman at 410-271-4337 or email lynnb [email protected]

Book lover’s cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — The Book Lovers’ Cafe will host a potluck holiday gathering from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

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

Attendees can bring a wrapped new or gently read book for a gift exchange.

In January the group will discuss “The Library Book” by Susan Orleans.

For more information, call Melody Eisler at 360-344-3054 or email [email protected]

Alzheimer’s prevention

PORT TOWNSEND — Part one of “Preventing and Reversing Cognitive Decline with Lifestyle” will be presented from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

The free seminar is at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

The course will discuss lifestyle behaviors that are proven to prevent and or reverse cognitive decline.

The presentation is based on the Bredesen Protocol developed by Dale Bredesen, a neurologist who wrote “The End of Alzheimer’s.”

Part two of this free program will be offered Monday, Dec. 9.

Pre-registration at is required.


Square dance

CHIMACUM — Dare to Be Square West will host a Square Dance from 7 to 9 tonight.

The dance is at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

The dance is free and open to the public.

Shelter animals benefit

CHIMACUM — A benefit for the dogs and cats at the Jefferson County Humane Society will be conducted at the Tri-Area Community Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The Santa Paws Holiday Market for Shelter Animals will be at 10 West Valley Road.

Arts and craft vendors, 31 raffle items and photos of pets with Santa are planned.

Climate on tap

CHIMACUM — The Climate Action Committee of Local 20/20 will host “How to talk respectfully with others about climate change” from 6 p.m. to 8 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

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