Drag racing, Shakespeare and the space race on the Peninsula

Drag racing, Shakespeare and the space race on the Peninsula

Drag racing in Forks, a talk on Shakespeare and a showing of “Apollo 11” 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 continue in Forks from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The races are held at the Forks Airport, South Forks Avenue.

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

For more information, visit www.westendthunder.com.

Group hike

FORKS — A group hike will take place at Rialto Beach off Mora Road from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, sponsored by a Disabled Hikers group.

A donation of $1 to $10 is suggested.

Service animals will be welcome. Carpooling is recommended as the beach parking lot becomes very full during the summer months.

Rialto is a mix of compact, smooth stones and deep, wet sand and pebble mix.

Organizers plan to hike as far as the group is comfortable.

NEAH BAY

Ecology lecture

NEAH BAY — Julia Parrish will present “Seabirds: Ecosystem Sentinels” at 7 p.m. Sunday.

The evening talk will be held in the conference room at the Makah Tribal Marina, 1251 Bay View Ave.

The public is invited to the free lecture.

Parrish is the executive director of the University of Washington’s Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team.

She will give an overview of her research with COASST and discuss the ecology and natural history of nearshore and offshore birds.

Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. before the talk.

For more information, call 206-221-6893, email [email protected] or visit www.coasst.org.

JOYCE

Art contest

JOYCE — There will be a ceremony to announce the winners of the inaugural Children’s Art Contest at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The ceremony will be held at the Joyce Art and Antique Store, 50876 state Highway 112.

The original artwork of 14 Joyce-area children, ages 5 through 12, will be on display.

For more information, call 360-928-1028.

PORT ANGELES

Wine, dessert and talk

PORT ANGELES — Anna Anderson and Janet Lucas will present “Women in Shakespeare — Wine & Dessert Talk” from 6 to 8 tonight.

The discussion will be held at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

The pair will lead a discussion about the plight of women during the time of Shakespeare as seen through the lens of the #MeToo movement.

Tickets are available online at www.tinyurl.com/PDN-Dessert-Talk for $20 until noon today; any remaining tickets can be purchased for $25 at the door.

For more information, call the center at 460-457-3532 or email [email protected]

Native Voices

PORT ANGELES — Charlotte Coté will present “Hishuk’ish Tsawalk – Everything Is One: Revitalizing Northwest Coast Indigenous Food Systems” at 6:30 tonight.

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

Coté will discuss how Northwest coast indigenous peoples are actively engaging in decolonization and self-determination through the enactment of food sovereignty.

The free, public lecture is presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness” which is on display at the library through July 31.

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

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, wisit www.pamasonic.org.

Mosaic dance

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

The all-American red, white and blue dance will be at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave.

An $8 door charge will include a light meal of hot dogs, fruit, potato salad and sugar-free cookies and other desserts.

Accompanying caregivers will be admitted free of charge.

For more information, visit www.clallammosaic.org.

Dance exhibition

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Senior Swingers Dance Club will perform from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The dance exhibition will be held at the Port Angeles Farmers Market in the Gateway Transit Center at Lincoln and Front streets.

Musical accompaniment will be provided by Cat’s Meow.

The club holds public dances on Tuesdays at the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Paranormal meeting

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

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

The monthly meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, email [email protected]

Feline fine

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula Friends of Animals will host “Feline Fine!” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The annual fundraiser will be held at Harbinger Winery, 2358 W. U.S. Highway 101.

Cheese from Mount Townsend Creamery and fudge from WeDo Fudge will be available to snack on and bottles of Feline Fine Red will be available for purchase.

Music will be performed by Kayothi.

Admission will be by donation and a portion of the wine sales will benefit the shelter.

For more information, call the shelter at 360- 452-0414, email [email protected] or go to www.safehavenpfoa.org.

Books and donuts

PORT ANGELES — The Books & Donuts discussion group will meet at 11 a.m. Monday.

The group will meet at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Teens entering seventh through 12th grades are invited to come talk about their favorite books, hear about new ones and enjoy donuts and juice.

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

Block Fest

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System will host Block Fest at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The free early learning program will be in the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St..

The program is designed for children from 8 months to 8 years of age and their parents or caregivers.

All children must be accompanied by parents or caregivers.

Socks are required for all children and adults participating in the event.

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.

Kindergarten Rocks!

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System and First Step Family Support Center will present Kindergarten Rocks! at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The program will be held at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody Ave.

This session will begin with a reading of the book “Gravity” by Jason Chin followed by hands-on stations to develop kindergarten readiness skills.

Future sessions will feature “Click, Clack, Moo” by Doreen Cronin, July 24; and “Let’s Play in the Forest” by Claudia Rueda on July 31.

No registration is required for this free early literacy program.

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

Native Voices

PORT ANGELES — Monique Gray Smith will present “Discovering the Stories Within Us” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Smith will explain how she captures ideas, moments and feelings and turns them into stories for both young and not-so-young readers.

The free, public lecture is presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness” which is on display at the library through July 31.

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

SEQUIM

Washington on Wheels

SEQUIM — Harriet Baskas will present “Washington on Wheels: Odd and Innovative Ideas from the Pacific Northwest” from 6 to 7 tonight.

The lecture will be presented at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Baskas will explore the history and culture of travel in the state from dusty trails to canoe journeys to flying cars that actually worked.

Baskas is the author of “Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can’t or Won’t Show You,” “Washington Icons: 50 Classic Views of the Evergreen State” and “Washington Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff.”

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.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 large number of music CDs, audiobooks and DVDs that will be offered at bulk prices as well as individually.

Proceeds from the sale benefit programs at the Sequim Library.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — The Second Saturday Book Discussion Group will discuss “If Today Be Sweet” by Thrity Umriger at 3 p.m. Saturday.

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

In August the group will discuss “I’ll Push You” by Patrick Gray.

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

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 — Charlie Brown will be the featured player 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.

For more information, call Lynne Clark at 360-452-0191 or email jlangel [email protected]

Ice cream social

SEQUIM — Sequim Prairie Grange will host an ice cream social from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

The social will be at the grange hall, 290 Macleay Road.

The social costs $6 per person; proceeds will benefit the family of James Bischoff.

For more information call Loretta Bilow at 360-582-0100.

Birdhouse building

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library will host birdhouse building at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The workshop will be at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Library staff and volunteers will help children construct their own birdhouses to take home.

Children younger than 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Hammers will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own, if they have one.

In the event of inclement weather this program will be held at the Sequim Middle School, 301 W. Hendrickson Road.

For more information, call Jennifer Knight at 360-417-8500, ext. 7733 or email [email protected]

Apollo 11 film

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Library System will host a free screening of “Apollo 11” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The 2019 documentary will be shown at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The film looks at the Apollo 11 mission led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins who landed on the Moon in 1969.

BRINNON

Fundraiser

BRINNON — The Dosey Dux club will be selling ice cream bars from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The fundraiser sale will be held at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101.

The hand-dipped ice cream bars are $4 each.

The event also marks the end of the clubs summer raffle and the winning ticket will be drawn at 3:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit scholarships, the Brinnon School and the Christmas Wish program.

Open house

BRINNON — The Brinnon Fire Department will host an open house and potluck from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The annual event will be held at the Brinnon Fire Station, 272 Schoolhouse Road.

The department will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and potato salad; attendees are asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert to the free event.

Raffle tickets are currently on sale at the fire station for the 3 p.m. raffle.

CHIMACUM

Inter-dependence Day

CHIMACUM — Chimacum will hold its ninth Inter-dependence Day Celebration from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The annual community celebration will be held at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

The celebration features games and kids’ activities from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Yesango Marimba Ensemble will perform from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wild Phil & the Buffalo Gals will perform for a square dance from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Famous Lucy will perform western soul from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Other activities include a Hula lesson at 5:30 p.m., a line dancing lesson at 6:30 p.m. and a Talent and Variety Show from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Suggested donation is $5 per family, food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Barn philosophy

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.

Washington to speak

CHIMACUM — Vern Frykholm will present “An Appearance by George Washington” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.

The presentation will be at a meeting of the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

For more information, visit www.ejcrotary.club.

PORT LUDLOW

Beattie to speak

PORT LUDLOW — Jake Beattie will address a meeting of the Jefferson County Democrats at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The meeting will be held in the Beach Club, 121 Marina View Drive.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Beattie, the executive director of the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, will discuss the mission and programs of the center along with its impact on the community.

For more information, email [email protected] com or visit www.jeffco democrats.com.

PORT HADLOCK

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.

Tuesday Trivia

PORT HADLOCK — Jefferson County Library will host a trivia night at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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

The theme is space so questions may cover the stars, constellations and the planets.

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

Attendees must be 21 or more years old.

Art with Sidonie

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library will present “Art with Sidonie: Starship Captain’s Log” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The free art program will be held in the library at 620 Cedar Ave.

Youth age 5-11 years will be able to create their own “Captain’s Log” using cartoon layouts and speech bubbles.

All materials will be provided; children younger than 9 years must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Night sky photography

PORT HADLOCK — Alan Herold will present “Night-Sky Photography — An Introductory Tutorial” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Herold, an amateur photographer, will discuss equipment, camera settings, shooting techniques, post-processing and editing.

He will also present a slideshow of his own night sky work.

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

Escape room

PORT HADLOCK — Teens aged 12-18 years old can participate in “Teen Escape Room: Deadly Virus” from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

This event will be held at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Participants will work as a team to decipher clues to unlock the antidote to a deadly virus that they have all fictionally been exposed to.

Space is limited so attendees are encouraged to stop by the library or call 360-385-6544 reserve a space for this free event.

Participants will not actually be exposed to a deadly virus.

NORDLAND

Free concert

NORDLAND — The Friends of Fort Flagler will present a concert by the Delta Rays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The concert will be held in the lower campground at Fort Flagler State Park, 10541 Flagler Road.

The Delta Rays describe their music as “eclectic Americana.”

The concert is free, but a Discovery Pass is required for entry to the park.

For more information, call Alice Tibbals at 360-382-7006, email [email protected] or visit www.friendsoffortflagler.org.

PORT TOWNSEND

Conversation Café

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Café 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 “Bias.”

Beach walk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will guide a low-tide beach walk from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Participants will meet at the center’s aquarium and museum.

The walk, which includes admission to the aquarium and museum, costs $5 per person, $3 for youths age 5-17 years. Children younger than 5 and Marine Science Center members are free.

For more information or to reserve a space, call Carolyn at 360-385-5582, ext. 109 or email [email protected]

Country dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Nan Evans 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]

Build-It program

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Public Library will host a children’s Build-It program from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

The program will be at the library, 1220 Lawrence St.

Children aged 7-11 years old can build their own creations using the library’s Lego blocks; Straws & Connectors; and Brain Flakes.

The free program is open to the public.

For more information, call 360-385-3181 visit www.ptpubliclibrary.org.

Starry night

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Public Library will host a Starry Night Indigo Scarves program from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The program will be at the library, 1220 Lawrence St.

Teens 12-18 years old can learn about ancient techniques for dyeing with indigo to create their own scarves.

The free program is open to the public.

For more information, call 360-385-3181 visit www.ptpubliclibrary.org.

Coding program

PORT TOWNSEND — The Coding Club will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Children 8- to 12-years-old can learn to write code for apps, games and robots.

The free, public program is open to first-time programmers as well as more experienced coders.

For more information, call 360-385-3181 visit www.ptpubliclibrary.org.

Blues concert

PORT TOWNSEND — David Jacobs-Strain and Christopher Worth will perform a contemporary blues concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The concert will be held at the Rainshadow Recording Studio, Building 315 on Fort Worden.

Tickets are $15.

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

On In 10

PORT TOWNSEND — The Transient Moorage Artist Collective will host “On In 10” from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The inaugural event will be held at the Palindrome, 1891 S. Jacob Miller Road.

The curated event features performance art pieces that are 10 minutes or less in duration.

Admission is $10 per person, cash only.

For more information, email [email protected]

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