A special welcome for federal workers to a free community dinner, a free screening of “I Am Not Your Negro,” field trips and bingo are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.
Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsula dailynews.com.
Magic of Cinema
FORKS — Magic of Cinema will present a free screening of “I Am Not Your Negro” at 6:30 tonight.
The 2016 documentary will be shown at the Forks campus of Peninsula College, 481 S. Forks Ave.
The film is based on James Baldwin’s account of the lives and assassinations of three of his friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Shewa Dedeke and Nitasha Lewis.
Non-perishable food items will be collected for donation to the Forks Food Bank in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.’s work with Operation Breadbasket.
For more information, call Deborah Scannell at 360-417-6435 or email [email protected]
FORKS — Daniel Omdal will present “Western Washington Forest Health with a Focus on the Decline of Bigleaf Maple” at 7 p.m.
The lecture will be presented in the Hemlock Forest Room, Olympic Natural Resources Center, 1455 S. Forks Ave.
Omdal is a forest pathologist with the state Department of Natural Resources’ Wildfire Division.
The lecture is part of the Evening Talks series funded by the Rosmond Forestry Education Fund.
Refreshments will be served and attendees are encouraged to take part in a dessert potluck.
For more information, call Frank Hanson at 360-374-4556 or email [email protected]
FORKS — A Winterfest German dinner is planned at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The menu at the church at 250 N. Blackberry Ave., includes bratwurst from Uli’s at Pike Place Market, spaetzle, sauerkraut, sweet kraut salad, salad, apple cakes and root beer.
Admission is by donation and all proceeds benefit the church.
FORKS — The West End Sportsmen’s Club will host Bingo Night at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The event will be in the clubhouse at 243 Sportsmen’s Club Road.
Proceeds help to fund hunter education and the annual Kids Fishing Day.
PORT ANGELES — A Veterans Memorial service is planned at 1 p.m. today.
The service is held on the last Friday of each month at Veterans Memorial Park, 217 S. Lincoln St.
During the ceremony, the names of local veterans are read aloud and the bell is rung after each name, a rifle salute is fired and a bugler plays taps.
The ceremony is preceded by a bagpiper who also closes the ceremony by playing “Amazing Grace.”
PORT ANGELES — Garth Schmeck will present “Mountain Biking the Ho Chi Minh in Laos with Rebecca Rusch” from 7 to 8:30 tonight.
Schmeck’s talk will be in the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.
The presentation is part of the Olympic Discovery Trail’s Adventure Travel series.
Admission is by a $5 donation.
For more information, call Brian Anderson at 360-775-5395 or email [email protected]
PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway will host a waffle and ham brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The meal will be at Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St.
Toppings for the waffles include lingonberries, syrup, jam and peanut butter.
Coffee and tea are included.
Waffles are $6 with $2 more for ham.
Proceeds will benefit Sons of Norway programs.
Hybrid, electric cars
PORT ANGELES — Wilder Auto Center plans a Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Classes, demonstrations and test drives will be held at the business at 53 Jetta Way.
Vehicles will be on hand from Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen and Chrysler, according to a press release.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Jim Ballard at 360-452-9268 or email jim_ [email protected]
PORT ANGELES — Volunteers are being sought to help clean up Jessie Webster Park starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The park is at 609 E. Third St., but the work party will meet at the corner of Eunice and Second streets.
The work plan involves collecting brush into piles for the city to remove.
Volunteers should wear work gloves, eye protection and heavy-duty shoes or boots.
Rakes and other tools are requested as well.
For more information or to RSVP, call Emily Last at 360-477-5668.
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will host an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The open house will be in the society’s research center at 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
The public is invited to attend, look over the society’s collection, do some research and enjoy light refreshments.
The society also will offer its free “I Know Nothing About Genealogy Class” from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For more information, call the research center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit www.clallamcogs.org.
PORT ANGELES — The ninth Spam-A-Palooza brunch will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The annual brunch will be in the Mount Pleasant Community Hall, 2432 Mount Pleasant Road.
The brunch includes a competition with prizes awarded for best recipe and for best presentation. All dishes must include Spam as a recognizable ingredient.
The $10 suggested donation will be split between First Step Family Support Center and the Mount Pleasant Community Association.
For more information, call Chris Boyd at 360- 457-2939 or email spam [email protected]
PORT ANGELES — The Strait Wheeler Square Dance Club will offer square dance lessons from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
The lessons will be presented for $2 per person in the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.
For more information, call Janolyn Keller at 360-670-5547 or email [email protected]
PORT ANGELES — Cat’s Meow will play for a swing dance from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The dance will be in the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.
Admission is $5 per person, first time attendees admitted for free.
PORT ANGELES — A free aviation workshop for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade is set from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The workshop will be in the Coffey Room of the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
Although girls do not have to be Girl Scouts to attend, those who are will earn their aviation patches by attending.
For more information, email [email protected] ww.org.
SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts will present the dark comedy, “Bakersfield Mist,” at 7:30 tonight and Saturday night; the matinee on Sunday is sold out.
The play will be performed in OTA’s Gathering Hall, 414 N. Sequim Ave.
Tickets are $12 per person; students and OTA members will be admitted for $10.
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 old 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.
SEQUIM — The Skwim Toastmasters Club will host an open house from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
The open house at The Gathering Place in Sunland, 135 Fairway Drive, is free but tickets should be reserved at skwimtm.eventbrite.com.
Richard Proctor will speak on the theme “Boost Your Confidence, Find Your Voice in 2019.”
For more information, call Lindy MacLaine at 206-818-3070 or email [email protected]
SEQUIM — Clallam County Environmental Health Services will offer a free introductory class on septic systems from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The class will be presented at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.
Due to limited space, pre-registration is required by calling 360-417-2258 or visiting www.clallam.net/septic.
SEQUIM — Trinity United Methodist Church is extending a special welcome to federal employees to its community dinner at 5 p.m. Thursday.
The meal is served in the church, at 100 S. Blake Ave.
The church offers a free meal to the community on the last Thursday of each month.
This month’s meal includes meatballs, mashed potatoes, vegetables, carrot-raisin salad, dessert and beverages.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 360-683-5367 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
Reservations can be made by emailing dinners [email protected] as well.
GARDINER — Lynn Taylor of Port Townsend will demonstrate bowl creation from selecting and preparing the wood to the final product at a meeting of the Strait Turners, a local woodturners group, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The meeting will be in the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.
Turners of all skill levels are welcome, including those who want to learn about the hobby.
For more information, visit www.straitturners.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today.
The weekly conversation group meets at Alchemy Restaurant, 842 Washington St.
This week’s topic will be “Con Artists.”
The public is invited to attend this free meeting.
For more information, call 360-301-6748 or email [email protected]
PORT TOWNSEND — Maridee Bonadea will present “West Africa: From Here to Timbuktu” from 7 to 8:30 tonight.
The free presentation is part of the Winter Wanderlust series at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.
PORT TOWNSEND — A Cosmic Swim is planned at Mountain View Pool from 7 to 9 tonight.
The family swim time will feature jams, funky lights and glow sticks at the pool at 1925 Blaine St.
Admission is $5 per person.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center will host a screening of the movie “Lifeboat” at 7 tonight.
The film will be shown at the center at 431 Water St.
The 1944 film was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and is loosely based on a novella written by John Steinbeck.
For more information, call the center at 360-385-3628 or email [email protected] maritime.org.
Color in the Garden
PORT TOWNSEND — Judy Johnson and Mary Robson will present “Year Round Garden Color” from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday.
The presentation is part of the Yard and Garden series at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.
Tickets for this lecture are $12 at the door, if space is available.
For more information, visit www.jcmgf.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — Urban Sketchers will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
The drawing group will meet at Manresa Castle, 651 Cleveland St.
The group will disperse to sketch inside or outside the castle.
All levels of skill are welcome; beginners may meet at 9:30 a.m. to hear tips and how-tos.
For more information, call Joyce Hester at 360-344-2662 or email craister @sbcglobal.net.
PORT TOWNSEND — Rick Myers will facilitate an evening of wildlife drawing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
The program will be held in the Ferguson Gallery, Jefferson County Museum of Art and History, 540 Water St.
Taxidermy specimens from the Bash Collection will be on display for artists to use as subjects.
Attendees will need to bring their own art supplies.
Suggested donation is $10 per person.
For more information, visit www.jchsmuseum.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Artful Sailor will host its second annual Sea Tales on a Winter’s Eve, at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The event will be in the shop at 410 Washington St.
A folding chair and a donation of $10 are suggested.
Author, actor, and sailor Emiliano Marino will read excerpts from “Men Against the Sea,” the tale based on Capt. William Bligh’s log that chronicled his 41-day, 3,600-mile voyage in the Bounty’s 23-foot launch with a crew of 18.
The reading will be in two parts with a short break during which the meager rations in the story will be provided, organizers said.
As in the Bounty’s launch, seating is limited; first come, first served.
For information call 360-344-8120 or visit www.theartfulsailor.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend School superintendent will host a coffee chat from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday.
The meeting with Superintendent John Polm will be in the School Board room of the Gael Stuart Building, 1610 Blaine St.
The coffee chats offer an informal venue for members of the public to speak with Polm on a variety of topics related to the school district.
For more information, call Katy Gaffney at 360-379-4501.
PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Toastmasters will sponsor a workshop on conducting productive meetings at noon Thursday.
The free workshop will be in the second floor meeting room at Avamere at Port Townsend, 1201 Hancock St.
Jean McDonald will provide tools and techniques to improve the efficiency of meetings.
Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch and enjoy the free workshop.
For more information or to RSVP, call or text McDonald at 360-789-7691 or email [email protected]
PORT TOWNSEND — Frankie Gavin will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
The concert will be in the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.
Suggested donation is $15 to $20 at the door.
Gavin is a traditional Irish fiddler.
CHIMACUM — A bingo benefit for Sunfield Land for Learning is planned at Finnriver Orchard and Cider Garden from 6 to 8 tonight.
The games will be at the orchard at 124 Center Road.
Sunfield Land for Learning encompasses Sunfield Waldorf School, Sunfield Biodynamic Farm and community education programs.
For more information, visit www.sunfieldfarm.org.
Quilters to meet
CHIMACUM — The Cabin Fever Quilters will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday.
The group meets weekly in the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.
The public is invited to attend this free meeting.
For more information, call Laura Gipson at 360-385-0441.
NORDLAND — The Admiralty Audubon Society will host a field trip to Marrowstone Island at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The group will hike through Fort Flager Historical State Park, 10541 Flagler Road.
Attendees should meet at the boat ramp just beyond The Beachcomber Cafe, 1321 Flagler Campground Road.
Attendees can expect the trip to be complete by 11:30 a.m.
For more information, email John Comstock at [email protected]
PORT HADLOCK — The Washington State University Jefferson County Extension will present “Building Successful Learning Communities” from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
The free class will be in the extension’s classroom at 121 Oak Bay Road.
The class is designed to help educators and youth leaders create learning environments where all students can succeed.
For more information, call Tanya Barnett at 360-379-5610.
PORT HADLOCK — The Farming Film Festival continues with a screening of “Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday.
The 2018 documentary will be shown at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.
The public is invited to the free film screening.
For more information, call 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.
Kids and tech
PORT HADLOCK — Tamara Meredith will share tips on healthy technology use for parents of toddlers through teens from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The free presentation will be in the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.
Meredith is the library’s director as well as a parent of a “tween.”
For more information, call 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.
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.