Dragon Dance, tree talks, feeding octopus on tap this week across the North Olympic Peninsula

The annual Dragon Dance, talks about cedar trees and an octopus feeding time are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Card making

CLALLAM BAY — The North Olympic Library System will host a Valentine Card-Making Extravaganza from today through Thursday.

The free program will take place during regular business hours at the Clallam Bay Library, 16990 Highway 112.

The library will have blank cards, envelopes, glitter, glue, stickers, feathers and more glue.

The library’s hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.

For more information, call 360-374-6402, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Dragon dance

CLALLAM BAY — The 2019 Dragon Dance will start at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The dance will start at the Hess Mart, 17203 Highway 112.

The dance will be followed by a potluck at Sunsets West Co-Op, 16795 state Highway 112.


Quileute Rising

LA PUSH — Quileute Rising 2019 will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The One Billion Rising event will be held at the Quileute Akalat Center, 40 Ocean Drive.

The annual event is to demonstrate solidarity against the exploitation of women.


Dance Lessons

FORKS — Rainforest Council for the Arts will sponsor dance lessons starting at 7 tonight.

Lessons will continue Feb. 22, March 8 and March 22.

The free lessons will be held in the Fellowship Hall, Forks Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave.

No partner is necessary and beginners are welcome.

Senior luncheon

FORKS — A free Valentine-themed senior luncheon is planned at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The meal will be served at Forks Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave.

Members of Forks High School Associated Student Body will be on hand to serve the meal and to provide assistance as needed.

The menu will include several soups and salads, a Valentine dessert and punch.

Bingo night

FORKS — The West End Sportsmen’s Club will hold a bingo night at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The bingo night is held in the clubhouse at 243 Sportmen’s Club Road.

Proceeds will help fund hunter education and the annual Kid’s Fishing Day.


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The Port Angeles Lions Club will host a benefit breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

The breakfast will be served in the Crescent Bay Lions Clubhouse, 181 Holly Hill Road.

The menu includes pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, breakfast meats and beverages.

The meal costs $7, $4 for children.

The Secords will provide music from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Proceeds will benefit Crescent Bay Lions programs.


Foothills writers

PORT ANGELES — Rick Barot will speak from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. today.

Barot’s presentation will be held in the Maier Performance Hall at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Laurisden Blvd.

Barot is the poetry editor for New England Review and directs the Rainier Writing Workshop through Pacific Lutheran University.

Barot has written three books of poetry and a fourth, “The Galleons,” is pending publication.

The free presentation is open to the public as part of the Foothills Writers series sponsored by Peninsula College.

Next to Normal

PORT ANGELES — Ghostlight Productions will present two more performances of “Next to Normal” from 7:30 to 10:30 tonight and Saturday night.

The musical will be performed at the Port Angeles Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Tickets are $15 to $20.

For more information, call Mark Lorentzen at 360-207-0130 or email [email protected]

4-H Bazaar

PORT ANGELES — The Giddy Up & Grow 4-H Club will hold its annual fundraiser bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The bazaar will be held in the Masonic Temple, 622 S. Lincoln St.

More than 20 vendors are expected and the club will have a bake sale table.

Proceeds will benefit the club’s 4-H programs.

Bake sale

PORT ANGELES — The Society for Creative Anachronism will hold a bake sale from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be at the entrance to Swain’s General Store, 602 E. First St.

The society is raising money to repair or replace items used in its re-enactment events.

The society is preparing for an event May 4 at the Clallam County Fairgrounds.

Paranormal meeting

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

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

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, email [email protected]

Bee lecture

PORT ANGELES — Bee researcher Susan Cobey will discuss the genetic diversity of honey bees at a meeting of the North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

Cobey’s lecture will begin at 1 p.m. and will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Visitors are welcome at this free meeting.

For more information, call Greg Butler at 360-460-5635 or email [email protected]

Russian music

PORT ANGELES — Joel Yelland, accompanied by pianist Linda Dowdell, will present a recital of Russian music from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

The free concert will be at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1033 N. Barr Road.

The program will feature classical works in the first half and folk songs in the second.

Yelland and Dowdell will be joined by violinist Claire Martin and cellist Maryann Tapiro.

The program will be followed by a reception featuring Russian food.

For more information, call Yelland at 509-322-5328 or email [email protected]


PORT ANGELES — North Olympic Library System will host Creativi Tea at 6 p.m. Monday.

The free program of repurposed crafts and tea will be in the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Participants will make wearable jewelry from repurposed materials.

CreativiTea is conducted in cooperation with Clallam Waste Management and Washington State University Clallam County Extension.

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

Sons of Norway

PORT ANGELES — Attorney Michael Hatch will present “Demystifying the Law of Estate Planning” to a meeting of the Sons of Norway at 7 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will be at Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St.

Hatch will discuss wills, trusts, powers of attorney, marital property agreements and probate.

Refreshments will be served after the presentation.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Book discussion

PORT ANGELES — The Second Tuesday Book Discussion Group will discuss “Everything I Never Told You ” by Celeste Ng at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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

In March, the group will be discussing “It’s All Relative” by A.J. Jacobs.

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

Trivia night

PORT ANGELES — North Olympic Land Trust and North Olympic Salmon Coalition will host a nature-themed trivia night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The charity benefit will be in Barhop Brewing and Artisan Pizza, 124 W. Railroad Ave.

Suggested donation is $5.

For more information, call Bre Harris at 360-504-5611 or email [email protected]

Senior Dance

PORT ANGELES — The Cat’s Meow will perform for a Senior Swinger Dance from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The dance will be at the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Admission is $5 per person, first-time attendees are admitted free.

Delikat to speak

PORT ANGELES — Parks and Recreation Director Cory Delikat will address the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles at noon Thursday.

The club meets at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.kiwanisofpa.org.


Cedar tree talks

SEQUIM — The Dungeness River Audubon Center is dedicating the month of February to the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s 10,000-year connection with western cedar tree.

A series of free talks on the western cedar tree is set for 5:30 p.m. each Friday of the month, beginning today.

Robert Knapp will discuss “Western Cedar, Importance to Salmon.”

Each talk will be at the Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Future talks are:

• Feb. 15 — “Historical Relationships Between S’Klallam People and Cedar” with David Brownell.

• Feb. 22 — “Xpay-Western Red Cedar, the Tree of Life” with Lisa Barrell and Mackenzie Grinnell.

For more information, email [email protected] Olympus.net or call 360-681-4076.

Library book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of the Sequim Library will host a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be in the friends’ building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Featured books include a set of 21 books by Janet Evanovich, a book on lighthouses of the Pacific Northwest and a leather-bound collection of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Proceeds benefit programs at the Sequim Library.

Music makers

SEQUIM — Heidi Larsen will introduce the science of music from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The free science presentation will be at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The program is part of the Second Saturday Science series for children 7 to 12 years old.

Space is limited so registration is required by calling 360-683-1161, emailing [email protected] or visiting www.nols.org.

Orchestral concert

SEQUIM — The Sequim Community Orchestra will present a free concert at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The concert will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 N. Blake Ave., might be canceled if weather is bad. Check the website at sequim communityorchestra.org.

Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. for an “instrument petting zoo.”

The program includes music from “Les Miserables,” Haydn’s “Surprise Symphony,” Mozart’s “Sleigh Bells” and will close with Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 4.”

Admission is free although donations for the orchestra’s String Kids program are accepted.

For more information, call Justin Knobel at 360-780-1061 or email [email protected] community orchestra.org.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — The Second Saturday Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The group meets at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Next month the group will discuss “Good Lord Bird” by James McBride.

For more information, call 360-683-1161 or email [email protected]

Winter camp

SEQUIM — Olympic Nature Experience will host a winter camp for children from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday.

The camp will be in the Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The day camp is for children from 5 years to 12 years old.

Cost is $35 per child.

Registration is required at www.tinyurl.com/PDN- Winter-Camp.

For more information, call 360-461-7169 or email [email protected] experience.org.

Brain injury group

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

The group will meet at Fire Station 34, 323 N. Fifth St.

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

Snacks and coffee will be served.

For more information, call Azella at 360-461-7980.

Mental illness talk

SEQUIM — Author Deborah Fryer will discuss holistic management of mental illness at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Fryer’s presentation will be in the South Room, Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Fryer has written a book on her personal recovery from bipolar disorder.

Self-improvement talk

SEQUIM — M.E. Bartholomew will present “Using Love to Improve Your Life” from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The workshop will be in The Gathering Place in Sunland, 135 Fairway Drive.

The free workshop is sponsored by the Skwim Toastmasters Club.

To register for the workshop visit loveimproveslife.eventbrite.com.

Kayak lecture

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Paddlers will present “Outfit Your Kayak Like the Pros: Seasoned Kayakers Share Their Tips” from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

The presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 360-461-7008, email [email protected] paddlers.com or visit www.olympicpeninsulapaddlers.com.

Water quality lecture

SEQUIM — Darlene Schanafald will present “Once It Goes Down the Drain, Where Does It End Up?” from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The lecture will be presented to a meeting of the Sequim Bay Yacht Club in the John Wayne Marina, 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road.

The public is invited to this free lecture.

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

Traveler’s journal

SEQUIM — Steve and Lucy Nordwell will present “Kilimanjaro: Trekking to the Rooftop of Africa” from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The lecture will be presented in the Guy Cole Event Center, 202 N. Blake Ave.

Recommended donation is $5 per person.

The lecture is part of the 2019 Traveler’s Journal series sponsored by the Olympic Discovery Trail.

For more information, call Brian Anderson at 360-775-5395, email [email protected] olympicdiscoverytrail.org or visit www.tinyurl.com/PDN-Travelers-Journal.


Octopus feeding

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will open the doors for the giant Pacific octopus Eleanora’s enrichment and feeding session at 3 p.m. today.

At the center at 532 Battery Way at Fort Worden, the octopus will be presented with several feeding puzzles or toys with aquarist Ali Redman on hand to answer questions.

Cripple of Inishmaan

PORT TOWNSEND — Performances of “The Cripple of Inishmaan” continue this weekend.

The curtain rises at 7 p.m. each Friday and Saturday through Feb. 16, plus a 2:30 p.m. matinee this Sunday.

Tickets are $10 at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The One-Time Players of Port Townsend present the Martin McDonagh drama at the Port Townsend High School auditorium, 1500 Van Ness.

Northwest trek

PORT TOWNSEND — “USA — Washington Pacific Crest Trail” will be presented during the next edition of Winter Wanderlust at 7 tonight.

The series on travelogue adventures from around the globe is at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

Bill Wise will discus his journey over 400 miles through the wilderness areas of Goat Rocks, William O. Douglas and Alpine Lakes, through the North Cascades National Park and into Canda.

For more information, see www.wanderlust adventures.net, call 360-301-5895, or email World [email protected]

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 “Travel.”

Book event

PORT TOWNSEND — Author Vanessa McGrady will discuss her new book, “Rock Needs River: A Memoir About a Very Open Adoption” at 6 tonight.

McGrady will meet with local author Barbara Hudson at Phosphene, 1034 Water St.

Part of the proceeds from book sales will go to Dove House.

Ocean lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Bob Boekelheide will present “Seabirds and Marine Mammals of the Protection Island Aquatic Reserve” at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The lecture will be presented in the Fort Worden Chapel, 200 Battery Way.

Admission is $5; students and teachers are admitted free.

The presentation is part of the Future of Oceans series sponsored by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.

For more information, email [email protected]

Square dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Rattlesnail, with guest Jere Canote, will play for a square dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Dave Thielk will be calling for the family-friendly dance at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.

Admission is $7 per person, $5 if you arrive on foot, by bike or with a non-disposable water bottle.

Children 16 years or younger are admitted for free.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for a jam session with the band.

For more information, call Thielk at 360-602-1270 or email [email protected]

Genticorum in Concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Grange House Concerts will present Genticorum at 7 p.m. Sunday.

The traditional Quebec group will perform at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is a suggested donation of $15 to $25.

The musicians weave fiddle, flute and accordion work, vocal harmonies, foot percussion and guitar accompaniment into a musical feast, organizers said.

They have released six albums and given more than 1,000 concerts in more than 15 countries including Centrum’s Fiddle Tunes Festival.

Country dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Nan Evans will be calling for a English country dance from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The dance will be at the Rosewind Common House, 3131 Haines St.

Music for the dance will be provided by the Rosewind Country Dance Band.

The dance will be followed by a potluck dinner.

Suggested donation is $5.

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]

Dinner theater

PORT TOWNSEND — A four-course dinner and a performance of “Love Bites” is slated for at 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

The play will be performed at the Key City Public Theatre, 419 Washington St.

Dinner will be provided by Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar.

Tickets are $58 per person and include dinner, show and gratuity.

For more information, call 360-385-5278 or email [email protected]

Meaningful movies

PORT TOWNSEND — A free screening of “Trickle Down Town” 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 2018 documentary explores homelessness in Seattle.

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

Arts to Elders

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

The concert will be at Avamere at Port Townsend, 1201 Hancock St.

The performance is part of the Arts to Elders series sponsored by Northwind Arts Center.

For more information, call the center at 360-379-1086.

Indivisible meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — Bruce Cowan will address a special meeting of Port Townsend Indivisible from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting will be held in the Unity Center, 3918 San Juan Ave.

Cowan, the chair of Legislative District 24 Democrats, will speak about the new Indivisible Guide. The public is invited to this free meeting.

For more information, call Eva R. Bennett at 907-957-7037 or email [email protected]

Anglers to meet

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

The group will meet in the Port Commissioners’ office, 333 Benedict St. Coffee and snacks will be served and there will be a raffle for a variety of fishing gear.

The public is invited to this free meeting.

Toastmasters event

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Toastmasters Club will hold an open house from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.

The open house will be in the Port Townsend Library Learning Center, 1220 Lawrence St. The event will feature both prepared speeches and impromptu talks on the theme of “Express Yourself With Chocolate!”

The public is invited to this free event.

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

Urban sketchers

PORT TOWNSEND — The Urban Sketchers will host an indoor sketch session from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

The group will meet at the Aero Museum, 105 Airport Road to sketch the vintage airplanes on display.

Admission to the museum will be at a special discounted rate of $4.50 per person.

All levels of sketching ability is welcome.

For more information, call Barb Kurland at 360-316-9947 or email [email protected]

Valentine’s concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Johanna Beekman will perform a Valentine’s Day concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

The concert will be in the Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center, 3918 San Juan Ave.

Recommended donation is $15 to $25 at the door.

For more information, call Natavar Knudsen at 360-316-1445 or email [email protected]

Heart Stories

PORT TOWNSEND — More than a dozen artists will come together on Valentine’s Day to share personal stories from the heart through spoken word, music and song, dance, mime and visual art.

“Heart Stories” is sponsored by a $1,500 grant from the Port Townsend Arts Commission.

It will begin at 6 p.m. at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

It is free and open to the public, although donations are welcome, with a suggested donation of $10 that will be divided among performers.

“I believe audiences will come away from this event feeling uplifted and inspired and more connected to one another,” said Bonnie Obremski, event organizer and founder of the for-profit Storyborne.


Grange meeting

CHIMACUM — Chimacum Grange will host the discussion “Flooding in the Chimacum Valley” at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be held at the grange, 9572 Rhody Drive.

A panel discussion about challenges and possible solutions to flooding in Chimacum Creek will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Panel guests include the North Olympic Salmon Coalition, Jefferson Conservation District and Roger Shorts of Short’s Family Farm.

The free, public meeting will begin with a potluck social at 6:30 p.m.

Line dancing

CHIMACUM — Finnriver Orchard & Cider Garden will host Valentine’s Day Line Dancing on the Farm on Thursday.

Lessons will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Charity Reed of CRGrooves and All Points Pilates Studio at Finnriver at 124 Center Road.

Lessons are $5. They will be followed by free open line dancing from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Community art

PORT HADLOCK — Sidonie Maroon will teach participants about the art of Marc Chagall from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The program will be in the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

The free community art program will begin with a short talk about Chagall’s work followed by a hands-on creative art session.

All materials are provided, but space is limited.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call 360-385-6544 or visit the library.

Farming film

PORT HADLOCK The Farming Film Festival will screen the 2012 documentary “Green Gold” at 6 p.m. Monday.

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

The film explores large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East.

The festival is co-sponsored by Friends of the Trees Society and the Jefferson County Local Food Systems Council.

Tech Tuesday

PORT HADLOCK — A class on relaxation apps is planned at the Jefferson County Library from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Tech staff at the library at 620 Cedar Ave. will help participants explore Android and iOS apps that facilitate relaxation and stress reduction.

The class will end with a guided meditation using a shared app.

Cancer veterans meet

PORT HADLOCK — The Quimper Prostate Cancer Veterans will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The prostate cancer support groups meets in the back room at Fiesta Jalisco, 10893 Rhody Drive.

For more information, call John Davis at 360-379-6729 or email [email protected]

Book discussion

PORT HADLOCK — A free discussion on the book “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle is set at the Jefferson County Library from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday.

The library is at 620 Cedar Ave.

The group will discuss “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah in March.

Registration, at the library or by calling 360-385-6544, is required to join the book discussion.


Items for this listing of community events must be submitted by 5 p.m. Mondays. To submit, call 360-417-3527, fax 360-417-3521, email [email protected] or visit the newsroom at 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA, 98362.

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