Films, tree-planting on the Peninsula

Family films at the Sequim library and tree planting in Port Townsend are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more about the Sequim and Port Townsend art walks and information about other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly arts and entertainment section included with today’s PDN.

Information also is available in the interactive calendar at


Family Flicks

SEQUIM — The Family Flicks movie series resumes with a screening of “Ratatouille” at the Sequim Library at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Offered the first Saturday of every month through April at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave., the Family Flicks series provides free family entertainment, popcorn and movie trivia. The program is supported by the Friends of Sequim Library.

“Ratatouille,” a G-rated animated film produced by Pixar, tells the story of a rat named Remy who dreams of becoming a great French chef.

On Feb. 4, the library will screen “The Secret Life of Pets,” a PG-rated animated comedy about the lives pets lead after owners leave for work or school each day.

On March 4, the library will show the 2008 Pixar-animated film “Wall-E,” which Time magazine called the best movie of the decade. After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE.

The final screening of the series will feature PG-rated “Zootopia” on April 1. Released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2016, this is the tale of a city of anthropomorphic animals, where a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

For more information, visit or call the Sequim Library at 360-683-1161.

Guild Thrift Shop

SEQUIM — The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Warm winter clothing will be featured along with scarf and handbag accessories at the store at 204 W. Bell St.

Fine jewelry, furniture, kitchen dishes and cookware also are in stock.

All white-tagged items will be marked half-price.

Consignors and volunteers are needed.

For more information, phone 360-683-7044.

Elks bingo

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge will host bingo games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission will be free at the lodge at 143 Port Williams Road.

Minimum buy-in for the game is $10, and the Elks will offer popular bingo games, including progressive.

Players must be 18 or older.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.

All proceeds will go to the Elks scholarship program, charities supported by the Elks and lodge operating costs.

Boater meeting

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron will hear a presentation on survival at 6 p.m. Monday.

Rich Johnson will present “Getting Out Alive” at Sunland Golf Course and Country Club, 135 Fairway Drive. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. with a business meeting, dinner and the program at 6 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. A dinner can be purchased for $22 per person.

Johnson has decades of experience with survival. He was a paratrooper and demolition sergeant for the U.S. Army Special Forces. He served as a Coast Guard Auxiliary instructor as a citizen.

For additional information, go to www.north or phone Ray Madsen at 360-775-5726.


Political workshop

PORT ANGELES — A meeting of the Convention of States Project is planned at the Port Angeles Library from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The meeting at the library at 2210 S. Peabody St. will be for Legislative District 24, which covers Clallam and Jefferson counties and part of Grays Harbor County.

The Convention of States Project’s objective is to re-establish limited government, 10th Amendment states’ rights and individual freedom, organizers said.

Eric Minor, Washington state director for the Convention of States Project, will be the speaker.

The public is invited and can ask questions.

For more information, call 360-452-4393.

Family night

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Peninsula YMCA will host a Family Fun Night from 5:30 to 7 tonight.

The event is free and open to the public at the YMCA, 302 S. Francis St.

A bounce house, Wii sports, arts and crafts, tumbling in the mat room and other activities are planned.

Tree recycling

PORT ANGELES — Boy Scout Troop 1498 is providing post Christmas pick-up service Saturday for recycling trees in the Port Angeles and Sequim region.

Suggested donations are $15.

Phone Sue at 360-775-8074 to schedule this service.


Volunteers needed

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson Land Trust and North Olympic Salmon Coalition seek volunteers to plant trees at Upper Snow Creek Forest Preserve from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Trees will be planted in volunteer-built artificial nurse stumps, designed to give young trees a head start above a field of thick reed canarygrass so they can better compete with the invasive weed.

Trees also will be planted creekside, adding another layer to a long-term restoration plan for forest regrowth at this site.

The land at Upper Snow Creek Forest Preserve is another link in the Snow Creek wildlife corridor, which acts as a haven for native species facing pressure from human encroachment through a combination of Land Trust properties and easements.

Limited tools and gloves will be provided at the event, but volunteers are welcome to bring their own. Workers should bring warm, waterproof clothes and boots, water and a lunch.

Light refreshments and hot drinks will be provided.

Parking is limited.

To attend and receive directions, email or call 360-379-8051.

Pool discount night

PORT TOWNSEND — A discounted open swim is planned at Mountain View Pool from 6 to 8 tonight while a free swim is set for Sunday.

Tonight, everyone will swim for $2 at the pool at 1919 Blaine St.

The whole pool is dedicated to play, noodles, rings and other floaty toys will be available. No lap lanes will be offered.

Children younger than 8 years old must be accompanied by a guardian.

Sunday will be the Second Sunday Swim at the pool.

The free swim will be from noon to 5 p.m.

It is a family swim open to all ages with two lap lanes available.

Children younger than 8 must be accompanied in the water by an adult.

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 this week is “new in PT.”

For more information, go to www.conversation


Boatbuilding tour

PORT HADLOCK — The First Friday tour of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

The tour will be at the school at 42 N. Water St.

The tour is free. No reservations are necessary.

Visitors can see growth and changes happening at the school.


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The Crescent Bay Lions Club will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Admission will be $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger at the club, state Highway 112 and Holly Hill Road.

The menu will include eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, ham, bacon or sausage, and coffee or tea.

Proceeds will help Crescent Bay members support high school yearbooks, scholarships, holiday food baskets, glasses for people in need and other community projects.

The breakfast is held every Sunday through May 14.



FORKS — Storytime for children up to 5 years old and their parents or caregivers is planned at the Forks Library at 10:30 a.m. today.

Storytime is held every Friday through May 26 at the library at 171 S. Forks Ave.

Library storytimes feature action rhymes, fingerplays, crafts, dancing and songs.

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