Farming film, flannel dance and Spanish party set on Peninsula

A film on farming, a community flannel dance and a Spanish language party are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Family party

FORKS — The North Olympic Library System will host a Spanish language party at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The party will be held in the Alder Grove Mobile Home Park, 1750 Calawah Way.

There will be stories and songs in Spanish.

For more information, call the Forks Library at 360-374-6402.

Bingo night

FORKS — The West End Sportsmen Club will host bingo night at 7 Thursday.

The club is at 243 Sportsman Club Road.

Proceeds help to fund the annual Kids’ Fishing Day and to provide facilities for hunter education.


Benefit breakfast

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

The meal will be served at the Crescent Bay Lions Clubhouse, 181 Holly Hill Road.

The Secords will provide music.

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

The meal cost $7, $4 for children proceeds will benefit Crescent Bay Lions programs.


Flannel Ball

PORT ANGELES — Sweater Weather String Band and Chandra Johnson and the Homeschool Boys are back with a community dance, the Flannel Ball, at 7 tonight.

The dance featuring bluegrass, honkytonk, country and rock ’n’ roll will be at the Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and music will start 7 p.m.

Admission is a $7 suggested donation. Guests are encouraged to wear flannel attire.

The special guest will be Cosmic Shuffle, a psychedelic rock band from Seattle.

Donut sale

PORT ANGELES — Crescent High School Class of 2019 will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The students will be at the Lower Elwha Food and Fuel station, 4773 S. Dry Creek Road.

Donuts will be $10 per dozen until the supply is exhausted.

The students also will be selling “The Beauty of Joyce” 2019 calendars by Roger Mosely for $12 each.

All proceeds benefit the Class of 2019’s senior trip.

Mosaic dance

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

The monthly dance will be at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave.

The $8 door charge for the dance includes a light meal of tacos, TexMex casserole, cole slaw and sugar-free cookies.

Accompanying caregivers will be admitted for free.

For more information, visit

Paranormal discussion

PORT ANGELES — Paranomal Kindred will hold a meeting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The free meeting will be held in the Coffey Room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The group discusses anomalous phenomena.

For more information, email

Teen lounge

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System will host a teen lounge at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The weekly event is at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Teens can explore tech tools or practice crafts.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, ext. 7705, email or visit

Senior dance

PORT ANGELES — Cat’s Meow will play at the Senior Swing dance from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The dance is held weekly at the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Admission is $5, first-timers are admitted for free.

Story swap

PORT ANGELES — Bill Thomas and Colleen Squier will be featured storytellers at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The free story swap hosted by the Story People of Clallam County will be in the Carver Room, Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Thomas will explore the world of bridge trolls while Squier will tell about her Aunt Lillian.

For more information, call Erran Sharpe at 360-460-6594 or visit www.

Soroptimist celebration

PORT ANGELES — The Soroptimist International Port Angeles Noon Club will host a reception for women who have won the Soroptimist “Live Your Dream” award on Thursday.

The reception, which is open to the public, will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Skills Center, 905 W. Ninth St.

Light appetizers will be served.


Pancake breakfast

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange will host a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

The meal will be served at the grange hall at 290 Macleay Road.

Breakfast will be $5 or $3 for children younger than 10 years old.

Proceeds will benefit the Fairview Grange sewer project.

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

Book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of 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, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The sale will feature a section of fiction and non-fiction about Great Britain, middle school math texts and a selection of fiction and non-fiction in German.

Proceeds benefit programs at the Sequim Library.

Robot garage

SEQUIM — The Museum of Flight will sponsor Robot Garage from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The program will be in the Sequim Library, 630 Sequim Ave.

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

Due to limited class size, registration is required by calling the library at 360-683-1161, emailing or visiting

Junior science

SEQUIM — The Museum of Flight will sponsor Junior Science Explorers from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

The program will be in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The program will introduce children to programming and engineering with Duplo bricks and Bee-Bot floor robots.

Junior Science Explorers is a free monthly program for children from ages 4 to 6 and their caregivers.

Due to limited class size, registration is required by calling the library at 360-683-1161, emailing or visiting

Book discussion

SEQUIM — A discussion of “The Girls of Atomic City” by Denise Kiernan is set from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Second Saturday Book Discussion meets in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The group will discuss “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson in February.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email or visit

Singles luncheon

SEQUIM — The Sequim Senior Singles January Luncheon and Program, which is for senior singles 55 and older, is set for noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The event will be in the clubhouse at Parkwood Estates, 261520 U.S. Highway 101.

The cost is $15.

It will include a meal and entertainment featuring gospel and country music with guitarist John Baker.

For more information, call 360-460-9093 or email to

Genealogical meeting

SEQUIM — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will hold its first meeting of the year from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The meeting will be in the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2741 Towne Road.

Priscilla Hudson will speak about the sinking of the Princess Sophia off the coast of Alaska 100 years ago.

The meeting will start with a potluck luncheon at 12:30 p.m.

For more information call 360-417-5000, email or visit

Landscaping workshop

SEQUIM — A workshop on landscaping with native plants is planned from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The workshop will be held at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The workshop will cover environmentally friendly landscaping with an emphasis on native trees and shrubs.

To register for this free workshop, call 360-775-3747, ext. 5, email or visit

Trail overview

SEQUIM — Jeff Bohrman, president of the Pacific Trails Coalition, will present “2019 Is a Big Year for the Olympic Discovery Trail” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The lecture will be at John Wayne Marina in the Sequim Bay Yacht Club, 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road.

Bohrman will provide an overview of the past 30 years of the trail as well as a look forward at what remains to be done.

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


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 “Maintaining.”

Gardening lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Bonnie Orr will present “Mulches and Compost” from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday.

The lecture will be at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

Orr’s presentation is the first in the 21st annual Yard and Garden Lecture Series sponsored by the Washington State University Jefferson County Extension.

Tickets for just this lecture are available at the door for $12.

Tickets for the entire series are $55 and can be purchased online at

For more information, call Susan Cronshaw at 360-301-2081, email wsu or visit

Book sale

PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship plans a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

The sale at the fellowship hall at 2333 San Juan Ave., will feature a variety of book topics as well as CDs and DVDs.

After 3 p.m. will be a “bag o’ books” sale.

For more information, call 360-385-1105.

Dance and social

PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Grange will host a square dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The dance at 1219 Corona St. will feature caller Alex MacLeod with music by The Devil’s Club Darlins.

All ages are welcome to the family-friendly event.

Admission is $7 or $5 for those who arrive on a bike or on foot or who bring a non-disposable water bottle.

Children 16 and younger will be admitted free.

The band will host a jam session starting at 7 p.m.

For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.

Ocean lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Jan Newton will present “Big Oceans, Small Sensors, Large Knowledge” at 3 p.m. Sunday.

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

Newton is an oceanographer with the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Newton’s presentation is the fourth in the Future of Oceans lecture series.

Admission to the series is $5 per person; students and teachers are admitted free.

For more information, email Newton at janewton

Dance and potluck

PORT TOWNSEND — An English country dance is planned from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The dance at Rosewind Common House, 3131 Haines St., will be followed by a potluck dinner.

Suggested donation is $5.

Nan Evans will teach the dancing with music by the Rosewind Country Dance Band.

The house is a fragrance-free environment and street shoes are not allowed on the dance floor.

For more information, email

Movie screening

PORT TOWNSEND — A free screening of “Dark Money” is set from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

The film will be presented at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

The 2018 documentary examines the influence of corporate money on American elections.

For more information, call Matt Woodward at 360-390-4545 or email meaning

Plant society

PORT TOWNSEND — Robert K. Pelant will address the Olympic Chapter, Washington Native Plant Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The lecture will be presented at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

Pelant is the founding director of the Pacific Rim Institute.

He will discuss how and why the institute is restoring the native oak and prairie habitat on its Whidbey Island site.

The program will be preceded by social time beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Book arts

PORT TOWNSEND — Carolina Veenstra will address the Northwind Book Arts Group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be held at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.

Veenstra will speak on restoring and preserving a variety of printed materials.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, email bookarts@northwind arts.oeg or visit

Language lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Christine Hemp will present “From Homer to #hashtags: Our Changing Language” at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The lecture will be presented in the Carnegie Reading Room at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

Hemp is a Port Townsend-based poet, essayist and art critic.

This free presentation is sponsored by Humanities Washington and the Friends of the Port Townsend Library.

Birds down under

PORT TOWNSEND — Johanna King will present “Down Under” to the Admiralty Audubon Society at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The free lecture will be in the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

King recently toured the east coast of Australia and will show photographs from the trip.


Trivia night

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Library will host Books on Tap trivia night from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight.

The trivia competition will be at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

Topics will include books, film and pop culture.

For more information, call 360-385-6544 or visit

Little mermaid

CHIMACUM — Chimacum High School students will present the play “The Little Mermaid” this weekend.

Shows will be at 7 tonight and Saturday with a matinee performance at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The play will be performed in the school auditorium at 91 West Valley Road.

Admission is $10, senior citizens and students with Associated Student Body cards are admitted for $5.

Children 10 years old or less are admitted free.


Tuesday trivia

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

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

Topics will include science, local history, pop culture and geography.

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

Attendees must be 21 or more years old.


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.

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