West End Thunder drag races return to Forks from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

West End Thunder drag races return to Forks from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

Drag races, Disabled Hikers outing, Irish music on the Peninsula

Drag races, a Disabled Hikers-led outing and traditional Irish music are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar.

FORKS

West End Thunder

FORKS — West End Thunder drag races return to Forks from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The races will be at the Forks Airport, South Forks Avenue.

General admission is $10 per person, Show and Shine is $40 for car and driver; all race entry is $40 and daily drivers are $20.

For more information, visit www.westendthunder.com.

Composting workshop

FORKS — Megan Davis will present “Composting in the Home & Community Garden” at noon Saturday.

The class will be at the Forks Community Garden, Founders Way.

Davis is a waste-reduction coordinator with the Washington State University’s Clallam County Extension.

She will discuss ways to integrate composting into any size garden or space as well as discussing how to maintain and benefit from composting.

Attendees may bring their lunch to this free, public presentation.

For more information, call 360-417-2000, ext. 2026.

Yoga storytime

FORKS — The Forks Library will host “Yoga Storytime in Space” at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The program will be presented at the library at 171 S. Forks Ave.

Yoga storytimes include stories, songs, breathing exercises and yoga poses; no yoga experience is necessary.

The free early literacy program is designed for preschoolers and their caregivers.

For more information, call the library at 360-374-6402 or email youth@nols.org.

CLALLAM BAY

Read and eat

CLALLAM BAY — The North Olympic Library System will continue its Read and Eat Gathering series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The gathering will be in the Clallam Bay Library, 16990 state Highway 112.

The theme for the gathering is “Italian Cuisine.”

Attendees should check out a cookbook and bring a dish prepared from one of its recipes to share at the gathering.

Recommended cookbooks for June are “Autentico: Cooking Italian, the Authentic Way” by Rolando Beramendi, “Scott Conant’s New Italian Cooking: More than 125 Recipes for Everyday Eating, Relaxed Weekend Cooking, and Elegant Entertaining” by Scott Conant, “Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes” by Giada De Laurentiis and “Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals from My Home to Yours” by Mario Batali.

Read and Eat Gatherings are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 360-963-2414, email discover@nols.org or visit www.nols.org.

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.

Barefoot in the Park

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Community Players’ production of “Barefoot in the Park” will conclude with performances at 7:30 tonight and Saturday night, and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The play will be performed at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 Lauridsen Blvd.

Tickets are $15 per person, $8 for students, and can be purchased at Brocante Antiques, 105 W. First St. or online at www.pacommunityplayers.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.

Art of gathering

PORT ANGELES — Play=Peace will sponsor Art-Making and Connection from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The free session of play and creation will be in the classroom at 1 of a Kind Gallery in The Landing mall, 115 Railroad Ave.

For more information, call 206-200-4542 or email maryalice@playequalspeace.com.

Book discussion

PORT ANGELES — The Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group will discuss “The Whistling Season” by Ivan Doig at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The group meets in the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., the fourth Wednesday of each month.

In July the group will discuss “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee.

For more information, call the library at 360-417-8500, email discover@nols.org or visit www.nols.org.

SEQUIM

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 “The Rise of Populism in Europe.”

For more information, call George Noa at 360-808-9911, email geonoa@yahoo.com or visit www.fpa.org.

Bunco fundraiser

SEQUIM — The Sequim Guild will host a Bunco party at noon today.

The fundraiser will be at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

In addition to Bunco, the benefit will feature a buffet luncheon and a silent auction.

Admission is $15 per person and proceeds will be used for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

For more information, visit www.sequimguild.org.

Disabled hikers

SEQUIM — The group Disabled Hikers will host a short hike in the Dungeness Recreation Area from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The group will meet at the entrance to the park at 554 Voice of America Road.

The group will travel the path along the bluffs which is level, hard-packed sand and earth with frequent benches and tables for resting.

The path is accessible to wheelchairs with off-road tires and to standard wheelchairs with assistance, according to a press release.

Participants can RSVP at www.tinyurl.com/PDN-Disabled-Hikers.

Work to learn

SEQUIM — Jack Webber will teach about lavender varieties at a “Work to Learn” party at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The program, sponsored by the Sequim Botanical Garden Society, will be in the Terrace Garden at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Webber has 198 lavender plants in raised beds in his front yard, according to a press release.

For more information, call Dona Brock at 360-460-8865, email brockdl88 @gmail.com or Sequim BotanicalGarden.org.

Roller derby

SEQUIM — Port Scandalous Roller Derby club will host Grunge City for a match from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The match will be in the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula at 400 W. Fir St.

Admission is $10 per person, $8 for military personnel, seniors and youths ages 7 to 12. Children 6 and younger will be admitted free.

For more information, visit www.portscandalous.com.

Beers for buildings

SEQUIM — Habitat for Humanity will host “Beers for Buildings” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The fundraiser will be at the Peninsula Taproom, 210 W. Washington St.

Admission is $20 per person and includes a flight of beer and a T-shirt; 100 percent of donations go to Habitat.

For more information, call habitat at 360-775-3742, email info@habitat clallam.org or visit www.habitatclallam.org.

Skwim toastmasters

SEQUIM — The Skwim Toastmasters Club will celebrate its 13th birthday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The club will host a potluck party at the Gathering Place in Sunland, 135 Fairway Drive.

The party is free and open to the public. Potluck items will be welcomed.

For more information, visit 907529.toastmasters clubs.org.

Novel conversations

SEQUIM — The Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group will discuss “Into the Magic Shop” by James R. Doty at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The group meets at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Next month the group will discuss “The House of Broken Angels” by Luis Alberto Urrea.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email discover@nols.org or visit www.nols.org.

Beginner birdwalk

SEQUIM — Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society’s “Beginners and Newcomers” birdwalk, set for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, is free and will begin at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The walk will feature birds commonly found at feeders in Sequim in the summer, bird feeding tips, and opportunity to discuss other places locally to see birds.

Traveling over the Dungeness River, the Railroad Bridge and the Discovery Trail are paved and appropriate for those with limited mobility. Binoculars may be available to borrow.

Fore information, see www.olympicpeninsula audubon.org; click on “Events.”

PORT TOWNSEND

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 “Keeping It Local.”

Family movie

PORT TOWNSEND — A free screening of the 1982 film “E.T.: The Extraterrestrial” is planned at 7 tonight.

The film will be shown at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

The PG-rated film is recommended for children aged 7 and older by Common Sense Media.

Irish music

PORT TOWNSEND — Dale Russ and Tom Creegan will perform traditional Irish music from 7 to 9 tonight.

The concert will be at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.

Admission is $15 to $25 per person on a sliding scale.

The duo play fiddle, uillean pipes and tin-whistle.

For more information, call Chris Stuart at 360-643-0478, email chris.v.stuart@gmail.com or visit www.quimpergrange.com.

Solstice concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Samara Jade will open for MaMuse at a Summer Solstice show from 7:30 to 10 tonight.

The concert will be at the Palindrome, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road.

Tickets are $20 per person. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

For more information, call Jade at 828-778-2388, email samarajademusic@gmail.com or visit www.tinyurl.com/PDN-Solstice-Concert.

Crabbing 101

PORT TOWNSEND — The Marine Resources Committees of Jefferson and Clallam counties will sponsor a lecture on crabbing from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

The class will be in the Marina room, 103 Hudson St.

The class is free but pre-registration is required at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4249086.

Vegan potluck

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Vegan Group will host a potluck from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

The event will be in the Kitchen Shelter at Chetzemoka Park, 1000 Jackson St.

Participants are invited to bring any kind of vegan dish they please — sweet, savory, main, side, dessert, whatever — and an ingredient list for those with food allergies or sensitivities.

All food brought to the potluck must be 100 percent plant-based.

Participants must bring their own plates, bowls, flatware, serving utensils and cups or water bottles.

For more information, email billfe@gmail.com.

Bath bombs

PORT TOWNSEND — Teens will be able to make “Bath Bombs” from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The free workshop will be at the Port Townsend Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

All materials are provided.

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

Security workshop

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Neighborhood Preparedness will present “Protect You and Your Home” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The free workshop will be held at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.

The workshop will focus on preparing for and responding to a disaster.

For more information, email quimpergrange@gmail.com or visit www.quimpergrange.com.

Toastmasters to meet

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Toastmasters Club will meet at noon Thursday.

The group will meet at Avamere at Port Townsend, 1201 Hancock St.

The public is invited to attend this free meeting.

For more information, call 360-789-7691 or visit jeffco.toastmastersclubs.org.

Psychic faire

PORT TOWNSEND — Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center will welcome the community to the seventh annual Into the Mystic Psychic Faire from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday, 3918 San Juan Ave.

There palm reading, crystals, oracle and tarot decks with trained readers. Admission is free.

For information, call 360-701-2030 or email joanneclarkson@gmail.com.

CHIMACUM

Thinking through land

CHIMACUM — Scott Freeman will present “Restoration, Renewal and the Necessity of Wildness” from 6 to 7:30 tonight.

The special solstice engagement will be at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

Freeman is a biology professor at the University of Washington and the author of “Saving Tarboo Creek.”

His talk will focus on the intersection of science and art and the ways that poetry informs understanding of the natural world and the experience of wildness.

Freeman’s presentation is part of the Thinking Through the Land series sponsored by Jefferson Clemente.

For more information, call 360-912-3874, email jeffcoclemente@gmail.com or visit www.jeffcoclemente.org.

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.

Book Trivia

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Library will sponsor Books on Tap Trivia from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The trivia contest will be at Finn River Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

Participants can bring a team or join one at the cidery.

Questions might be based on the films “Short Circuit” (1986), “Soylent Green” (1973), “Metropolis” (1927), “Arrival” (2017) and “Inception” (2010).

Books that questions might be drawn from include “The Eye of Minds” by James Dashner, “All Systems Red” by Martha Wells, “The Martian Chronicles” by Ray Bradbury, “Valerian: Complete Collection Volume 1” by Pierre Christin and Jean- Claude Mezieres and “Redshirts” by John Scalzi.

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

PORT HADLOCK

Crabbing 101

PORT HADLOCK — The Marine Resources Committees of Jefferson and Clallam counties will sponsor a lecture on crabbing from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The class will be in the Washington State University Jefferson County Extension classroom, 97 Oak Bay Road.

The class is free but pre-registration is required at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4249112.

Stars in Jars

PORT HADLOCK — Learn to fold origami stars at “Stars in Jars: An Evening of Origami” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The free program, for those 13 and older, will be in the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Paper, jars and instruction will be provided so that attendees can learn to fold miniature origami stars to take home.

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

Drawing workshop

PORT HADLOCK — Jesse Joshua Watson will present “Worlds of Wonder and Cool Looking Heroes” from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

The free drawing workshop for youths ages 11 to 18 years will be in the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Watson will cover figure drawing, costume design, dynamic composition and color. All materials will be provided.

The second installment of this two-part workshop be presented July 11.

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

QUILCENE

Hula Hoopla

QUILCENE — The Jefferson County Library’s Summer Reading Program will host Hula Hoopla from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Participants of all ages can create and decorate hula hoops then “give them a whirl.”

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

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