Drag races, last Concert on the Pier among Peninsula activities

Drag races, the last summer Concert on the Pier and a film lecture about Mars are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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

FORKS

West End Thunder

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

The races are conducted at the Forks Airport on South Forks Avenue.

General admission is $10 per person. Show and Shine is $15 for car and driver; race entries are $40 and daily drivers are $20.

For more information, visit www.westendthunder.com.

Benefit dinner

FORKS — A fajita benefit dinner is planned from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The dinner to benefit Scott Justus and family will be at Forks Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave.

The meal includes two eight-inch beef or chicken burritos served with beans, rice, salsa and chips.

Music will be provided by Loose Gravel and fishing trips and other items will be auctioned.

The meal is by donation.

PORT ANGELES

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, visit www.pamasonic.org.

Genealogy lecture

PORT ANGELES — Lori Lee Sauber will present “Organized Research From Cradle to Grave” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The free lecture will be at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Sauber will present guidelines for organizing a genealogical research project.

For more information, call the Clallam County Genealogical Society at 360-417-5000, email [email protected] or visit www.clallamcogs.org.

Annual picnic

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron will host its annual picnic from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to the picnic at the Port Angeles Yacht Club, 1305 Marine Drive.

The squadron will provide rotisserie chicken and sodas as well as plates and utensils.

The picnic costs $7 per person and each family is requested to bring a salad or a dessert.

The squadron will teach the safe firing of marine flares as well as offer practice using fire extinguishers.

Please RSVP by calling Steve Allen at 360-461-9450 or emailing [email protected]

Contra dance

PORT ANGELES — Isaac Banner will call a contra dance at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The dance will be at the Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road.

Music will be provided by Kate Powers on the fiddle and David Rivers on the guitar.

Requested donation is $8 per person, $4 for youths younger than 18 years.

There will be a free dance lesson at 7 p.m. The dance starts at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.blackdiamond dance.org.

Stay and Play

PORT ANGELES — Clallam Mosaic will host a public forum from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The question-and-answer forum will be at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Marla Garr will discuss Stay and Play, a new activity for children 12 years and younger with special needs and their siblings and parents.

Refreshments will be served. An activity is planned for children.

For more information, call Mosaic at 360-681-8642 or email [email protected] mosaic.org.

Book discussion

PORT ANGELES — The Second Tuesday Book Discussion Group will discuss “We Were The Lucky Ones” by Georgia Hunter at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The monthly group meets in the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

In October, the group will discuss the novel, “The Soul of an Octopus,” by Sy Montgomery.

For more information, call 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.

Concert on Pier

PORT ANGELES — The last of the North Olympic Peninsula’s free outdoor concerts will be in Port Angeles on Wednesday.

Champagne Sunday will play “effervescent rock” hits at 6 p.m. at City Pier.

It is the last concert of the season sponsored by the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce’s summer outdoor Concerts on the Pier.

Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs.

If heavy wind or bad weather arrives, the performances might be moved to The Gateway pavilion at the corner of Lincoln and Front streets.

9/11 ceremony

PORT ANGELES — A formal ceremony honoring first responders and the lives lost during the 9/11 terrorist attacks is set for noon Wednesday at 9/11 Memorial Waterfront Park in Port Angeles.

The ceremony at what was previously called Francis Street Park, 400 N. Francis St., will feature presentations by public safety officials, patriotic music and bagpipes, said Alan Barnard, who is organizing the event.

Barnard is the chair and founder of the Public Safety Tribute Citizens Committee and co-creator of both monuments at the park.

An honor guard will perform a flag ceremony, the Grand Olympics Chorus will sing patriotic music and Rick McKenzie will play bagpipes.

Presentations by Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict, Port Angeles Police Chief Brian Smith, Port Angeles Fire Chief Ken Dubuc and Sheriff’s Chaplain Ed Evans are planned.

Sam Allen, petty officer first class in the U.S. Coast Guard, who helped procure the World Trade Center I-beam at the park, also will be speaking.

Day of caring

PORT ANGELES — The United Way of Clallam County will sponsor a Day of Caring from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Cleanups are planned at the Port Angeles Dog Park, 1469-1737 W. Lauridsen Blvd., and the Port Angeles High School, 304 E. Park Ave.

Volunteers will be cleaning up, mowing, painting, repairing and hedging and should wear work clothes and bring gloves, rakes and shovels if they have them.

Snacks and water will be provided.

Also on Wednesday will be a Habitat for Humanity Build at 2315 W. 16th St. Volunteers must attend a safety meeting at 8 a.m.

For more information, call the United Way office at 360-457-3011 or email [email protected]

United Way kickoff

PORT ANGELES — The United Way of Clallam County will hold its 2019 Campaign Kick-Off at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The celebration will be at Barhop, 124 W. Railroad Ave.

The free event will feature Jumbo Jenga, Connect Four and Cornhole.

For more information, call the United Way office at 360-457-3011 or email [email protected]

SEQUIM

Brain injury group

SEQUIM — A brain injury group will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday.

The group will meet in the community room at KSQM radio, 609 W. Washington St., Suite 17.

Snacks and coffee will be served.

The public is welcome to attend this free support group meeting.

For more information, call Azella at 360-461-7980; she advises letting it ring.

Memory Cafe

SEQUIM — The East Clallam Memory Cafe will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The group will meet at the Mariner Cafe, 609 W. Washington St.

The memory cafe is for people with memory loss and their care partners.

The monthly meetings are free; food and beverages are available for purchase.

For more information, call Pam Scott at 360-683-7047 or Renee Rux at 360-681-2511 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

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 “Educate to Liberate.”

For more information, call George Noa at 360-808-9911, email [email protected] or visit www.fpa.org.

Craft guild

SEQUIM — Kevin Hansen will present “How It All Got Started: One Good Tyrn Deserves Another” at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Hansen will address a monthly meeting of the North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild in the meeting rooms at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave.

Hansen is the owner of Hansen Crafts in Port Townsend.

Spinners, weavers, felters and other fiber enthusiasts are invited to attend the free meeting.

For more information, call Pauline Schultz at 480-239-0437.

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 an empire-style library desk, Mexican pottery, a hanging wall hutch and moderntone platonite dinnerware.

White-tagged items are half price.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

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.

Accordion social

SEQUIM — Elsy and Company will be the featured players at an accordion social from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The gathering will be in Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St.

Accordionists are invited to bring their instruments and play; the public is welcome to listen or to dance.

Recommended donation is $3 to $4.

For more information, call Joseph Schipani at 317-459-3340 or email [email protected]

Book discussion

SEQUIM — The Second Saturday Book Discussion Group will discuss “The Girl With Seven Names” by Hyeonseo Lee at 3 p.m. Saturday.

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

In October the group will discuss “The Soul of an Octopus” by Sy Montgomery.

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

Garden club

SEQUIM — Jeri Weinhold will present “Food Interrupted — A GMO Overview” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Weinhold will address a meeting of the Sequim Prairie Garden Club in the clubhouse at Pioneer Park, 387 E. Washington St.

The public is invited to this free meeting.

For more information, call 360 808-3434 or visit www.sequimprairiegarden club.org.

Seek clarity

SEQUIM — Jean McDonald will lead a workshop group exploring the habit of “Seek Clarity” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday.

The workshop will be in the north meeting room at the Sequim Library, 530 N. Sequim Ave.

The free workshop is part of a series studying the Brendon Burchard’s “High Performance Habits.”

For more information, call or text Jean McDonald at 360-789-7691 or email [email protected]

Canning class

SEQUIM — Victoria Redhead Miller will present “Fearless Pressure Canning” at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

She will teach the class at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Miller, a local author, will discuss the safe use of pressure canners and will host a question-and-answer session after the class.

The program is free, but pre-registration is required by calling the library at 360-683-1161 or online at www.nols.org.

Grange meeting

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange will conduct its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday.

The meeting is held at the grange hall, 290 Macleay Road.

The public is invited to come learn about the Grange and stay for a snack after the meeting.

For more information, call 360-582-0100.

Dance lessons

SEQUIM — The Strait Wheelers Square Dance Club will offer beginning square dance lessons from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

The classes will be in Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St.

Lessons will be held weekly through the end of February, but will close to new students after Sept. 23.

Classes cost $5 per person per week.

For more information, call J. Keller at 360-670-5547.

Wellness forum

SEQUIM — Registered dietician Monica Dixon will present “Living 5-2-1-0: How 4 Simple Steps Can Change Your Life” at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The lecture will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

The free presentation is part of the WOW! Working on Wellness Forum series sponsored by the Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic.

The 5-2-1-0 campaign encourages people to eat five vegetable and fruit servings per day, enjoy two or less hours of recreational screen time, be active one hour a day and drink zero sugar-sweetened beverages.

For more information, call 360-582-0218.

Canoe journey

SEQUIM — Loni Greninger will discuss tribal Canoe Journeys from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The public is invited to this free presentation.

Greninger will address a meeting of the Olympic Peninsula Paddlers at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave.

Greninger is the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s deputy director for social and community services.

For more information, call Cathy Hathaway at 360-461-7008, email [email protected] or visit www.olympic peninsulapaddlers.com.

Hospice speaker

SEQUIM — Bette Woods will address a meeting of the Sequim Bay Yacht Club from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The free public lecture will be presented at the John Wayne Marina, 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road.

Woods, the patient care manager for Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, will give an overview of what hospice entails.

For more information, call Andrea Williams at 530-945-9234 or email [email protected]

Hiking safety

SEQUIM — Bryan Murphie will present “How to Stay Safe Hiking During Hunting Season” from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.

The presentation will be in the meeting room at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Murphie is a wildlife biologist with the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

For more information, call Pat Frantz at 503-883-1160 or email [email protected]

GARDINER

Mycology lecture

GARDINER — John Doty will address a meeting of the Olympic Peninsula Mycological Society at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The free meeting will be at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

Doty will discuss the medicinal use of psilocybin mushrooms including research by Roland Griffiths from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The lecture, which starts at 7 p.m., will not address the identification of psychoactive mushrooms.

The public is invited.

Ice cream social

GARDINER — The Rhody O’s Square Dance Club will offer a free ice cream social and introductory square dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The event will be at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

The group will host lessons at the community center Thursday evenings until late spring.

For more information, call Trish at 360-683-2409.

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 “Urban/Rural.”

Book signing

PORT TOWNSEND — Ronald Smith will sign copies of his new book “Saving Manresa Castle: Ghosts or No Ghosts” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The signing will be in the library at Manresa Castle, 651 Cleveland St.

Smith is a former owner of the hotel.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.tinyurl.com/PDN-Castle-Book-Signing.

Mental Health Monday

PORT TOWNSEND — Patricia Bolen will present “Demystifying EMDR Therapy and its Use in Trauma” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday.

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

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress from trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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

Book Lovers

PORT TOWNSEND — The Book Lovers’ Cafe will discuss “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozek from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

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

In October, the group will discuss “Too Close to the Sun: The Audacious Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton” by Sarah Wheeler.

For more information, call Melody Eisler at 360-344-3054 or email meisler @cityofpt.us.

Meaningful movies

PORT TOWNSEND — A free screening of “Labor Wars of the Northwest” 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 film’s director, David Jepsen, will lead a discussion after the screening.

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

Arts to elders

PORT TOWNSEND — Stringology will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The concert will be at Victoria Place, 491 Discovery Road.

The group performs classic jazz from the great American songbook.

The performance is part of the Arts to Elders series sponsored by Northwind Arts Center and funded by the Rotary Club of Port Townsend and an anonymous donor.

For more information, call the center at 360-379-1086 or email [email protected]

Anglers to meet

PORT TOWNSEND — The East Jefferson Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The monthly meeting will be in the Port of Port Townsend office, 333 Benedict St.

Social time will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a business meeting at 7 p.m.

The public is invited to attend this free meeting.

Public meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — The Peninsula Trails Coalition will host a public information meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be at the Port Townsend Senior Center, 620 Tyler St.

The meeting will present information on recent developments on the Eaglemount route of the Olympic Discovery Trail.

The public information meeting will be followed at 6:30 p.m. by the coalition’s monthly board meeting.

For more information, visit www.olympicdiscovery trail.org.

Urban Sketchers

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

The group will meet at Sunrise Coffee, 308 10th St., and will sketch in the Boat Haven.

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

For more information, call Barbara Kurland at 360-316-9947, email barb [email protected] or visit urbansketchersport townsend.wordpress.com.

Women to meet

PORT TOWNSEND — A representative from Olympic Community Action Programs will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Republican Women of Jefferson County at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

This meeting will be held at the Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 W. Sims Way.

For reservations or for more information, call Peggy Reep at 360-385-4953 or email Lynne Teveliet at [email protected]

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 Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

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

For more information, visit www.ptslug.org.

Poetry reading

PORT TOWNSEND — Sierra Golden and Judith Adams will each read some of their poetry at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The poets are featured in the Northwind Reading series at Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.

Golden is the author of “The Slow Art” and has been published in several literary journals.

Adams has published four books of poetry and has been selected for the Washington Speakers Bureau.

Suggested donation is $5 per person, proceeds benefit the center.

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

CHIMACUM

Waste-free living

CHIMACUM — Rachel Taylor will present “Introduction to Waste-Free Living” at 7 p.m. Monday.

The lecture is part of the Waste Free Living Workshop series at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

Suggested donation is $5 per person.

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 club

CHIMACUM — The Racial Justice Bookclub will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

The discussion will cover two articles: “The Case for Reparations,” The Atlantic, June 2014 and “White Debt,” New York Times, Dec. 6, 2015.

For more information or assistance accessing the articles, email anya. [email protected]

PORT HADLOCK

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.

Film lecture

PORT HADLOCK — R.C. Metro-Shivetts will present “Cyber-Fiction: The Martian’s Guide to the Red Planet — Part 1” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

The presentation will be at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Metro-Shivietts will compare Andy Weir’s novel “The Martian” to Ridley Scott’s 2015 film adaptation of the book.

Metro-Shivetts will present the second part of this topic Monday, Sept. 16.

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

Tech Tuesday

PORT HADLOCK — Library staff will present “Open Data” 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 explore data that is freely available on the internet, why it is important and some of the tools available to use it.

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 www.jclibrary.info.

Book discussion

PORT HADLOCK — A discussion of “The Orchardist” by Amanda Coplin 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 October the group will discuss “The Soul of an Octopus” by Sy Montgomery.

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

NORDLAND

Nature walk

NORDLAND — Gary Eduardo Perless will lead a nature 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 Marrowstone 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 [email protected] or visit www.admiraltyaudubon.org.

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