Drive 4 Ur School fundraiser, plants clinics among Peninsula activities

A Drive 4 Ur School fundraiser, plant clinics and a hike to Tamanowas Rock and Anderson Lake State Park are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Test-drive benefit

SEQUIM — Price Fords’s ninth annual Drive 4 Ur School fundraiser will team up with the Sequim High School Swim Team Booster and Senior Class Associated Student Body on Sunday.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the dealership will offer test drives of new Ford vehicles at the high school’s front parking lot at 501 N. Sequim Ave.

Test drives are free to participants. The dealership will donate $30 per ride to the high school programs.

There is an opportunity for an additional $2,000 to be donated if participants drive a 2018 EcoSport or 2018 Expedition.

There will be no pressure to buy a vehicle, organizers said.

There is a limit of one test drive per household. All drivers must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license and valid automobile insurance to test-drive. Car seats cannot be accommodated for this event.

No food or drinks are allowed in test drive vehicles.

To date, the dealership has raised more than $64,000 for local schools.

For more information, visit

Fourth Friday Readings

SEQUIM — Jan Thatcher Adams will read selections of her work at Fourth Friday Readings tonight.

The readings will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the media room at The Lodge, 660 Evergreen Farm Way.

Sponsored by Writers on the Spit, the event includes five-minute open mic readings.

Attendees are encouraged to bring poems, short-short stories or memoir/novel snippets.

Readings are timed, so participants also are asked to rehearse in advance.

Guidelines are available at

Garden club sale

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Garden Club will hold its annual spring garden sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Those interested are encouraged to arrive early to the sale at Pioneer Memorial Park at 387 E. Washington St. for the best selection.

Featured will be annuals, perennials, succulents, bulbs, house plants, veggie starts from club members’ gardens, as well as garden art, planted containers, a raffle and bake sale.

The sale is the club’s main fundraiser and proceeds are used to maintain the memorial park and local scholarships, according to a news release.

For information about garden club activities, membership or clubhouse rental, call 360-808-3434 or visit the website

‘Tin Woman’

SEQUIM — “The Tin Woman,” a story about a woman who receives a heart transplant and her heart transplant donor, continues this weekend.

The play is set for 7:30 tonight and Saturday night and 2 p.m. Sunday. It also will be performed Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday next week. Talk Back Night is Thursday, with a 6:30 p.m. curtain.

All performances will be on the Caldwell main stage at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students with school ID at the box office. For any performance, students purchasing a ticket at the door five minutes prior to curtain pay only $5 if available.

The play was written by Sean Grennan and is directed by Jim Guthrie.

For more information about show times or tickets, visit http://olympic or call 360-683-7326.

Community shred event

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Academy Parent-Teacher Organization will host community shredding from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Members of the public can dispose of receipts, pay stubs, tax documents or any paperwork at the Bellevue Healthcare parking lot at 520 E. Washington St.

Admittance to the service is by donation.

Proceeds will benefit the Peninsula Academy.

For more information, call James Alcaraz at 360-808-7355 or visit the event’s Facebook page.

Elks bingo

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge invites those 18 and older to play bingo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free.

The minimum buy-in for the game is $10 at the lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Crystal Parker at 360-683-3034.

Tools for caregivers

SEQUIM — A class, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, will be offered Tuesday.

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

The cost is $30 for the textbook. Preregistration is required. To register, call class leaders Barbara Parse at 360-683-2113 or Judy Croonquist at 360-582-1370.

The class will meet Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. from May 1 to June 5.

Topics include how the caregiver can reduce personal stress, deal with emotions, solve problems, communicate effectively with other family members, make difficult decisions and use community services.

The class does not focus on hands-on care for the care receiver.

Board game night

SEQUIM — Members of the public are invited to a board game night from 6 to 9 Wednesday.

The free game night will be at Gateway Games & Hobby at 235 E. Washington St.

It is open to players of all skill levels.

For more information, call 360-683-8534 or email

City band rehearsal

SEQUIM — The public is invited to experience the Sequim City Band’s rehearsal at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Admittance is free to the two-hour rehearsal at the James Center for the Performing Arts’ Swisher Hall at 350 Blake Ave.

For more information, contact Richard Greenway at 360-207-4722 or

Gardening advice

SEQUIM — Members of the public are invited to ask master gardeners about vegetable gardening from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.

Master gardeners will be available Thursdays at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden at 2711 Woodcock Road during the growing season and will be available to chat.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

Guild luncheon

SEQUIM — Tickets are available for the Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s annual luncheon, fashion show and silent auction Thursday.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Guild’s thrift shop at 204 W. Bell St.

The event at Club Seven, 7 Cedars Casino at 270756 U.S. Highway 101 includes a lunch and beverage, more than 100 items in a silent auction to review, and a fashion show highlighting fashions from the Guild’s thrift shop.

Volunteers from the shop will model the fashions.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.


Veterans memorial

PORT ANGELES — A veterans memorial will be orchestrated by local service groups today at 1 p.m.

The Marine Corps League Mount Olympus Detachment Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Patriot Riders and National Guard will convene at Veterans Park on Lincoln Street for the service.

The memorial service is free and open to the public.

Local veterans’ names will be read, with the replica Liberty Bell rung after each name.

The Honor Guard will fire three volleys and a bugler will play taps, after which a bagpiper will play “Amazing Grace.”

Preschool open house

PORT ANGELES —Port Angeles Nature School’s inaugural drop-in family nature playdate- outdoor preschool open house has been set for Saturday.

From noon to 2 p.m. youth and their family can stop by Lincoln Park at 1900 W. Lauridsen Blvd., to make a mud pie, bring a picnic for storytime or play.

Also available will be exploring forest, ponds, cabins, meadows and wildlife through preschool-focused outdoor and indoor nature-based activities.

Information about the preschool will be available.

For more information, contact preschool President Anya Samawicz at 360-224-2066 or anya.samawicz or visit Facebook.

Plant sale

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Garden Club’s 27th annual spring plant sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Perennials, bulbs, trees, shrubs, houseplants, as well as veggie and herb starts will be available at the sale at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center at 328 E. Seventh St.

Attendees are encouraged to come early for the best selection.

Garden club members will be on hand to answer plant questions.

A $5 raffle also will be available. The grand prize is a two-person trip to Victoria in the fall which includes a Coho round-trip and overnight at the Grand Pacific Hotel, entrance to the Butchart Gardens, transportation and high tea.

A $1 raffle will also be held for a chance to win a Victorian hanging basket or a Japanese maple tree.

Proceeds for the sale will benefit the garden club.

Truck show

PORT ANGELES — Queen of Angels School will host free “Touch-a-Truck” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to see various local agencies’ trucks during the free event at the school at 1007 S. Oak St.

Showcased during the event will be — but not limited to — emergency and construction vehicles.

Also available will be activities, demonstrations, food and music.

Science, technology

PORT ANGELES — A celebration of science and technology will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday on the Port Angeles City Pier.

The event will begin with a welcome and opening remarks at the pier at 315 N. Lincoln St.

Community members of all ages can meet with local scientists and educators to learn about birds, bugs, tea, trees, water and how to capture power from the sun.

Booths and presentations will be available.

Jim Waddell, a civil engineer, PE USACE Retired, will present criteria that determines “good science.”

The event hosted by Feiro Marine Life Center, Olympic Climate Action, and Sierra Club North Olympic Group.

For more information, contact Krestine Reed at 916-397-3420 or, or visit

Plant clinic

PORT ANGELES — The Washington State University Clallam County Extension will host a plant clinic Monday.

From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the public can seek plant help at Suite 15 at the Clallam County Courthouse at 223 E. Fourth St.

Topics such as plant identification, pest and disease control, as well as vegetable gardening can be addressed.

For more information, call 360-417-2279.

Gardening advice

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited to ask master gardeners about vegetable gardening from 10 a.m. to noon Monday.

Master gardeners will be available Mondays at the Fifth Street Community Garden at 328 E. Fifth St. — rain or shine — including holidays during the growing season and will be available to chat.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

Newcomers’ luncheon

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to hear Pam Rushton speak at the Olympic Newcomers’ Club luncheon Tuesday.

At 10 a.m., socializing will begin the event at Joshua’s Restaurant at 113 Del Guzzi Drive.

The optional 10:30 a.m. buffet brunch is $20, and the program-only fee is $5.

Rushton’s presentation will coincide with the starting of brunch.

Rushton, a Clallam County assessor, will discuss the responsibilities of the county Assessor’s Office, including setting property values, appraisal of real and personal property and calculating levy rates.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by today. To RSVP, call 630-992-5613 or email warren

Program info night

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College’s monthly information night will focus on its business and information technology programs at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Members of the public and enrolled students are invited to learn about the college’s offerings in the college’s Pirate Union Building at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Information about courses such as — but not limited to — administrative office systems, business administration, computer applications technology and entrepreneurship will be offered.

One $100 gift card to the college’s Bookaneer bookstore will go to one lucky attendee.

For more information, contact Sara Rinearson at 360-417-6471 or srinearson

Parents’ night out

PORT ANGELES — Parents of children with disabilities are invited to share information and emotional support with other parents from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.

The meeting will be at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 301 E. Lopez Ave.

Sponsored by Clallam Parent to Parent though Clallam Mosaic, parents can share information about dealing with difficult parenting situations, advocacy, how to obtain respite and finding support for emotional and self-care issues.

For more information, call Shawnda Hicks, Clallam parent to parent coordinator, at 360-406-1215, or visit

Woodworker’s forum

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula Woodworker’s Club will meet 7 p.m. Thursday.

The public is invited to the free meeting at Hillcrest Baptist Church at 205 Black Diamond Road.

During the forum, club members will showcase projects and attendees can receive technical advice, as well as learn about woodworking.

For more information, contact Jon Cash at 360-928-9005 or

Caregiver training

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Department of Social & Health Services Office will offer a foster parent Caregiver Core Training classes and an orientation in May.

The classes and orientation will occur at the department’s office, 201 W. First St.

The orientation will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The class will be held Thursday to Saturday, May 10-12, and Thursday to Saturday, May 24-26. Registration is required for the course.

To register visit,, select “our courses,” and type in the search bar “Core Caregiver Class.”

Classes are held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, contact Robert Judd at 360-643-0999 or


High school play

FORKS — The Forks High School Drama Club’s production of “The Network” will premier at 7 tonight.

Admission is $5 per person for the performances at the the high school commons at 261 Spartan Ave.

Performances also are set for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, as well as 2 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, visit

Dance lessons

FORKS — Dance lessons will be offered at the Forks Congregational Church at 7 tonight.

The lessons at the church at 280 Spartan Ave., are for people of all skill levels. Lessons are free.

Some donate to the instructors’ gas expenses but a donation is not required.

Each week begins with a review of the previous week’s lesson.

The lessons are held Fridays at the church.

Shred event

FORKS — The Forks Forum will host a shred event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Members of the public are invited to bring any shredable items to the Forum’s parking lot at 490 S. Forks Ave.

Participants are encouraged to donate cash or nonperishable food items for the Forks Food Bank.

Elks bingo

FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge will host bingo games at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Early bird sessions will start at 6:30 p.m. with regular bingo at 7 p.m. at the lodge at 941 Merchants Road.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Sportsmen’s bingo

FORKS — The West End Sportsmen’s Club invites the public to its bingo night at 7 Thursday.

Games are held every Thursday at the club, 243 Sportsmen’s Club Road.

Proceeds from the bingo help fund programs such as Hunter Education and Kids’ Fishing Day.


Brazilian music

PORT TOWNSEND — A Forró Dance is planned at Madrona MindBody Institute at 7:30 tonight.

Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online at programs/choro/.

The music — which uses the triangle, drum and accordion — originated in northeast Brazil. Faculty from Centrum’s Choro workshop will be featured and workshop participants will be invited to sit in.

At 7 p.m., a short dance lesson will be offered.

The performance, “The Sweet Lament of Brazilian Music,” — which will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday — is sold out.

Those younger than 18 are requested to reserve their seat by calling 360-385-3102 ext. 110.

Conversation Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet at 11:45 a.m. today.

The public is invited to take part in discussions at Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar, 842 Washington St.

The topic for today’s conversation will be “Culture.”

For more information, visit

Education fundraiser

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend Education Foundation’s fundraiser will begin at 6 tonight.

Tickets are $25.

To purchase tickets, visit the foundation’s website at www.pteducation

The event will begin with drinks and appetizers at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., and will be followed by a presentation at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit the foundation’s website.

Discount Night

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to Mountain View Pool from 7 to 9 tonight for Discount Night.

Everyone will be admitted for $3. The whole pool is dedicated to play. Noodles, rings and other toys are available.

There will be no lap lanes. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.

For information, call 360-385-7665 or email


PORT TOWNSEND — The Palindrome’s honky-tonk dance lessons will continue 8 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is $10 to the class at the Palindrome at 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road.

This weekend’s dance selections will draw from a range of classic country and western swing, as well as other forms of blues and swing.

Waltzes and — as alwaysa few surprises are also in store, event organizers said in a news release.

This week, the house band will be composed of George Radebaugh, piano; Eric Bogart, drums; Nancy Katz, bass; Rex Rice, trombone; and Matt Sircely, guitar and tenor guitar.

Jessica Lurie will make a special appearance to join the band on saxophone and flute.

Lurie is regarded worldwide for her work as an instrumentalist and bandleader, according to the release.

Libations will be available from Eaglemount Wine and Cider in the tasting room adjacent to the hall.


PORT TOWNSEND — The O’Meara Dance Company’s all-day Dance-a-thon will get underway at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Hourly classes will be held at the Port Townsend Community Center at 620 Tyler St. until 6 p.m. — with the exception of a chorus line from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

During that time, members of the public are invited to drop by and try out a class.

Admission is by donation.

The free-style dance party will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will help defray the dance company’s travel, competition and costume fees for a midsummer meet in San Diego.

For more information, call 360-301-0605 or visit the event’s Facebook page.

Battle of bands

PORT TOWNSEND — A Battle of the Bands event at the Elks Lodge is set to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to hear the bands play at the lodge at 555 Otto St. and vie for a $500 prize until midnight.

Happy hour will occur from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, email or visit the event’s Facebook page.

Plant clinic

PORT TOWNSEND — Washington State University Jefferson County Extension master gardeners will conduct a plant clinic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

The clinic is the first in a series that will continue Mondays through September at the Community Development Office, 621 Sheridan St.

During the free clinic, master gardeners can assist attendees in diagnosing pest infestations and unknown pathogens, as well as identify plant species.

Those unable to attend the clinic can email

For more information, visit

Dance class

PORT TOWNSEND — A Balkan and international dance class is planned from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Instructors Richard and Susi Watson, Alice King and Susan Thomas will cover dances from Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Macedonia, Greece and Israel at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

The first hour of the class will be geared toward beginners with the last hour focusing on intermediate dancers.

Beginners are welcome anytime.

For more information, email

Ukulele rendezvous

PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will meet for its monthly Happy Hour Open Mic at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The group will meet at the Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 W. Sims Way.

For more information, call 360-385-2233.

Old time jam

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Grange will hold its Old Time Jam at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

All ages and skill levels are welcome to join in or listen at the grange, 1219 Corona St.

A $1 to $2 donation is suggested to help pay for the heating bill.

Attendees can bring a dish and beverage, banjos, fiddles, guitars, basses, harmonicas, washboards and spoons, as well as clogs to the event.

For more information, call 360-385-6924.


Cabin fever quilters

CHIMACUM — The Cabin Fever Quilters will gather at the Tri-Area Community Center at 10 a.m. Monday.

The meeting is open to the public at the center at 10 West Valley Road.

For more information, contact Laura Gipson at 360-385-0441.

Rhododendron meeting

CHIMACUM — The Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Bob Zimmerman, of the Chimacum Woods Nursery, will present a free program in the backroom of the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Zimmerman will speak about his trip to Arunachal Pradesh in northeast India.

The public is invited, and refreshments will be provided.


Native plant hike

PORT HADLOCK — The Olympic Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society have planned a hike at Tamanowas Rock and Anderson Lake State Park at 9:30 a.m. today.

Event planners urge those interested to sign up. To sign up, contact Fred Weinmann at 360-379-0986 or

Hikers will meet at the Tamanowas Rock Sanctuary parking area on Anderson Lake Road.

The walk will take attendees approximately 3 miles with a short steep scramble required, according to the news release.

For more information, contact Weinmann.

Free concerts

PORT HADLOCK — The Old Alcohol Plant will host free 5 p.m. performances today and Saturday.

The public is invited to the concerts at the hotel at 310 Hadlock Bay Road.

Clay Watson will perform today, and Gerry Sherman will perform Saturday.

For more information, call 888-733-6802 or email

Bird presentation

PORT HADLOCK — Youth ages 6 to 11 are invited to the Jefferson County Library’s “It’s For the Birds!” event at 3:45 p.m. Monday.

The Burke Museum will bring its trunk of bird specimens, bird calls and eggs to the library at 620 Cedar Ave.

Binoculars will be available for bird-watching.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-6544.

Tech Tuesday

PORT HADLOCK — Jefferson County Library’s Tech Tuesday will begin with a presentation about do-it-yourself auto repair at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Participants can learn how to explore the Chilton’s online database, as well as how to operate an On Board Diagnostics scanner the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

Following the hour-long presentation, drop-in tech assistance will be available until 6 p.m.

Library staff will be on hand to provide individual assistance with computers or hand-held devices.

Attendees can bring devices or borrow one from the library.

Parent-caregiver class

PORT HADLOCK — First Step Family Support Center and Olympic Kitsap Peninsula Early Learning Coalition will host a free workshop, “Why Do They Act Like That?” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The workshop will be at the Port Hadlock Community United Methodist Church, 130 Church Lane.

It will be presented by Linda Segur, BA, CDP.

Segur has 25 years experience working with young children and their families as a coach, educator, counselor and creative problem solver.

The workshop on challenging behavior is open to parents, caregivers, teachers and all those who take care of children up to age 7.

Dinner will be provided at 5 p.m.; the workshop begins at 5:30 p.m.

Children’s activities will be available and STAR credit (amount an assessment can be reduced prior to the levy of school taxes) can be earned. Only a limited number of seats are available.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the United Way, the Chimacum Prevention Coalition, and Jefferson County 4-H of WSU Extension.

For more information or to register, contact Stephanie Brooks at or at 425-954-6735.

Master gardener talk

PORT HADLOCK — Master Gardener Nita Wester will speak at the Jefferson County Library at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Wester will present “Pollinator Gardens and Insectaries: How to Promote Beneficial Insects in Your Garden” at the library at 620 W. Cedar Ave.

She will share her knowledge about designing a garden that will help maintain and encourage local pollinators and insects.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-6544 or see http://www.jc


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 or visit the newsroom at 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA, 98362.

More in Life

A GROWING CONCERN: Master the art of watering

MY DEAR, DEAR friend Edna asked me to do an article on… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Hurry there on foot! Get healed!

MARK 6:30-34, 53-56 is the Gospel Reading for this Sunday, and one… Continue reading

The Rev. Larry Schellink will present “Abundance: A Spiritual Reality” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Schellink is the guest speaker at Unity in the Olympics, 2917 E. Myrtle Ave.
Weekend program scheduled for Unity in the Olympics

The Rev. Larry Schellink will present “Abundance: A Spiritual… Continue reading

Bode scheduled for OUUF weekend program in PA

The Rev. Bruce Bode will present “Separation and Connection:… Continue reading

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith.
Unity in Port Townsend planning for Sunday services

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith will present “Move at the… Continue reading

During the PSHA game show at the Crosby arena in Agnew last weekend, Duncan Parks, 18, and Ed ran a blazingly fast “A” division time of 8.45 in the Keyrace. (Karen Griffiths/for Peninsula Daily News)
HORSEPLAY: Olympic Peninsula equestrians beat the heat

ARE YOU FEELING beat by the heat? It’s sure had me feeling… Continue reading

Scribble Bots STEAM event for tweens at NOLS locations

Kids in grades 4–7 will build robots that scribble… Continue reading

Emma Weller
Former Port Angeles Roughrider graduates from Harvard

Port Angeles High School alumna Emma Weller recently graduated… Continue reading

Dan Peacock, on left, receives the 2024 Community Service Award from Lora Brabant, president of the Clallam County School Retirees Association.
Peacock receives retirees’ community service award

Dan Peacock has received the 2024 Community Service Award… Continue reading

The DAISY Foundation has recognized Thomas Batey with its DAISY award.
Thomas Batey recognized

The DAISY Foundation has recognized Thomas Batey with its DAISY award. Batey… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Gardening fun in the summer sun

SUMMER HAS OFFICIALLY begun, school is out, for a couple weeks the… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Living honorably is a marathon, not a sprint

THE OPENING CEREMONY of the Paris Olympics is a week away. The… Continue reading