Football, Turkey Trot benefit wreaths in week’s plan

A Powderpuff Football game, a Turkey Trot run in Forks and wreath making are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Football game

FORKS — The Forks Community Hospital United Way Committee will host its second semiannual Powderpuff Flag Football Game from 6 to 8 tonight at Spartan Field.

Admission at Spartan Field at 261 S. Spartan Ave. will be $3 per person; children age 5 and younger will be admitted free.

Two teams from Forks High School will compete to raise money for United Way.

Concessions will be available.

Bingo games

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

Early bird sessions will start at 6:30 p.m. while regular bingo will start at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Garden Club

FORKS — Bogachiel Garden Club will meet from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The club meets at the Forks Community Center, 91 Maple Ave.

The club will make holiday centerpieces for the Forks Long Term Care and the monthly Senior Luncheon.

The public is invited to the free meeting.

For more information, email Kris Ayers at kayers

Turkey Trot

FORKS — Forks Community Hospital will host its fourth annual Turkey Trot at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Registration for the family-friendly run and walk will start at 8:15 a.m.

The race will follow the Elk Creek Conservation Trail, 2156-2290 Calawah Way.

The suggested $10 donation will benefit the United Way of Clallam County.


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The Port Angeles Lions will host a benefit breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

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

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

Music will be provided by the Secords.

Breakfast is $7 for adults and $4 for children; proceeds will go to the Crescent Bay Lions Club for scholarships and other community needs.


Little Shop of Horrors

PORT ANGELES — Performances of the Port Angeles High School Drama Club’s production of the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” continue this weekend.

All performances take place in the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave.

Evening performances will be at 7 tonight and Saturday. A matinee performance will be at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, and $8 for students with an Associated Student Body card.

“Little Shop of Horrors” is a horror comedy rock musical by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman about a florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh.

The production is comprised of 19 actors and chorus members, and 30 stage crew members, all PAHS students.

For more information, contact Patsene Dashiell, communications and community relations coordinator, at 360-565-3703 or [email protected]

Fill the engine

PORT ANGELES — Firefighters and emergency medical technicians from Clallam Fire District No. 2 will collect donations for the Port Angeles Food Bank from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The collection will be in the parking lot at the Lincoln Street Safeway, 110 E. Third St.

For more information, call 360-457-2550 or visit

Suicide documentary

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System will host a free screening of “The S Word” at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The film will be shown at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The 2017 documentary follows Dese’Rae Stage as she travels the country gathering stories from other survivors of attempted suicide.

The film screening will be followed by a community conversation about suicide.

Making wreaths

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Garden club will host a workshop on creating wreaths at its meeting 10 a.m. Monday.

The workshop will be preceded at 9:30 a.m. by a coffee social.

The meeting will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St.

The workshop is in preparation for the club’s custom wreath sale.

The annual sale benefits the club’s college scholarship fund as well as other community service projects throughout the county.

For more information or to order a wreath, call Beverly at 360-582-0803 or visit www.portangeles

Monday Musicale

PORT ANGELES — Monday Musicale’s monthly meeting will be at noon at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church’s fellowship hall

The Monday meeting at the church at, 209 W. 11th St., will be followed at 1 p.m. by a free concert featuring the Queen of Angels Marimba Band.

Monday Musicale’s recent benefit concert raised more than $4,000 for its scholarship fund.

Monday Musicale meets the third Monday of the month. Proceeds from memberships are used for scholarships for local high school musicians.

For more information, call Gail McDonald at 360-477-8601.

Toastmasters to meet

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Toastmasters Club will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

The club holds its weekly meetings in the Clallam Transit building, 830 W. Laurisden Blvd., entry is toward the rear on the west side of the building.

The meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, call Bill Cohill at 707-775-8848 or [email protected]

State superintendent

PORT ANGELES — A community forum with state Superintendent Chris Reykdal is set for 6 p.m. Monday.

The forum will be at the Lincoln Center, 905 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles.

Reykdal will outline priorities for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

Reykdal, who is scheduled to talk at other forums around the state in Bellingham, Vancouver and Yakima, will speak for about 30 minutes, followed by a question-and-answer session.

For more information, contact Patsene Dashiell, communications and community relations coordinator for the Port Angeles School District, at pdashiell @portangeles or 360-565-3703.

Ocean lecture

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary will host a lecture by Dwight Owens at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Owens will present “Hot, Sour and Breathless: Oceans Under Stress” at the Feiro Marine Life Center, 315 N. Lincoln St.

Owens is an educator with Ocean Networks Canada.

The suggested donation for the lecture is $5.

For more information, visit www.feiromarinelife

Senior dance

PORT ANGELES — Cat’s Meow will perform for the Senior Swingers 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.

There is a $5 cover charge; first-time visitors are admitted free.


Arbor day

SEQUIM — The city of Sequim will hold its third annual Arbor Day celebration at noon today.

The celebration will be observed east of the Shiso City Friendship Garden in Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

The mayor and city staff will plant a Spartan apple tree in memory of the late Mike Brandt.

Brandt was the operations manager for the Public Works Department until his unexpected death in September.

For more information, call 360-683-4908.

Dungeness hike

SEQUIM — Olympic Nature Experience will lead a guided hike along the Dungeness River from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Participants in the free Dungeness River Walkabout will meet in front of the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road at 10 a.m.

Donations will be accepted for Olympic Nature Experience’s 50 Days of Fall Sharing.

All ages are welcome.

Hosted by Olympic Nature Experience, the walk encourages participants to learn about native plant and animal identifications and behaviors.

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

Egyptian art

SEQUIM — The Kids Create Art series continues from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday with “Egyptian Art.”

The program for kids from 7 to 12 years of age will be held at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Artist Eva Kozun will help children use brass foil sheets as she highlights Egyptian art.

The program is free but, due to class size, pre-registration is required.

To register, call 360-683-1161, email [email protected] or visit

Election discussion

SEQUIM — The next Sequim “We, the People” discussion will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The discussion, which will be focused on the recent general election, will be at The Lodge at Sherwood Village, 660 Evergreen Farm Way.

Participants will be encouraged to be creative in their answers to these questions and to bring their sense of humor, meeting organizers say.

Though discussions are hosted by The Lodge in response to interest expressed by Sherwood Village residents, they are open to the community; they are not sponsored by any other organization and there is no charge for public participants. Discussion facilitator is George Lindamood.

Guild thrift shop

SEQUIM — The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild will open its thrift shop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The shop at 204 W. Bell St. will feature Fitz and Floyd teapots, serving pieces, a flatware set for eight and Christmas decorations.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Yoga for a cause

SEQUIM — Bodhi Tree Yoga will host a Thanksgiving Day benefit for the Homeless Connect Project from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The benefit will be at 271 Blakely Blvd.

Presented by Shelley Stratton, Julia Buggy and Zorina Wolf, the event will include yoga and natural rhythms of drumming and percussion; attendees are asked to bring yoga mats.

Organizers are seeking to raise $1,000; donation checks can be made out to Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP) for the Sequim Warming Center.

For more information, see

History lesson

SEQUIM — Teresa Schoeffel Lingvall will share photos, documents and artifacts while she tells the history of the Olympic Hot Springs Resort at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The presentation will be at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road.

The $5 suggested donation, will benefit the old school building.

There is limited space, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

Dinner dance

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange will host dinner and dancing from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The dinner at the grange hall, 290 Macleay Road, costs $10.

Music will be provided by the Buck Ellard Band.

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



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 “Immigration.”

School play

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend High School will present “Almost, Maine” at 7 tonight and Saturday night.

The play will be performed at the Port Townsend High School auditorium, 1500 Van Ness St.

Admission is $10 per person; students and seniors will be admitted for $5 and $3 for children 12 years of age and less.

Benefit concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Simon de Voil, Alexa Sunshine Rose and Aimee Ringle will perform a benefit concert from 7 to 9 tonight.

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

The suggested donation of $10 to $20 will benefit Warren Shelley Rose.

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

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.

There will be no lap lanes. The whole pool will be dedicated to play.

Noodles, rings and other toys are available.

Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.

For more information, call 360-385-7665, email [email protected] or visit

Discovery Dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Discovery Dance will host the Dan Colvin Band from 7 to 10:30 tonight.

The dance at Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St., will include a lesson on the swinging foxtrot.

Admission is $12.

For more information, call 360-385-7635, email [email protected] or visit www.discovery

Turkey Trot

PORT TOWNSEND — Kitsap Bank will sponsor the seventh annual Turkey Trot at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The race will begin at the boat haven trailhead of the Larry Scott Trail, corner of Eighth and Boat streets.

The event starts with a 1-mile Kid’s Dash for children 9 years old or younger.

The Kid’s Dash will be followed at 9:30 a.m. by a 5K race for all ages.

Race day registration begins at 8:30 a.m. or runners can pre-register at

Online entry fees are $30 for adults; $15 for seniors, 65 years and older and students, 17 years and younger and $10 for entry to the Kid’s Dash.

Proceeds will benefit the Jumping Mouse Children’s Center.

UFO meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — Gaia Hawkin will present “Aliens: Extraterrestrial, Inter-dimensional or Both?” at the Olympic UFO Meet Up from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting, 1841 Sheridan St.

Additionally, Maurene Morgan will present an overview of the History Channel’s new program, “Project Blue Book.”

For more information, call 360-344-2991 or email [email protected]

Bike tour talk

PORT TOWNSEND — Local resident Mike Tapogna will present a talk from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The talk will be presented at the PT Cyclery, 252 Tyler St.

Tapogna completed a solo cross-country bicycle tour in 2018 this past summer to raise awareness of and funds for autism.

A $10 donation will be appreciated, attendees should RSVP by email to [email protected]

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend Contra Dance will host a dance from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

The dance will be at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., and will begin with a dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is $6.

Children 16 years of age and younger are admitted free.

Sherry Nevins will be calling with music by Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals.

Work party

PORT TOWNSEND — Admiralty Audubon Society will sponsor a work party in Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The party will meet in the parking lot of Chase Bank, 419 Kearney St.

The society plans to plant evergreen huckleberries and fringe cup plants in the woodland, pull Scotch broom and pick up trash.

Scotch broom pullers, garbage grabbers and trash bags will be provided; attendees should bring work gloves and, if they want to help plant, a shovel.

For more information, call 360-385-0307 or email [email protected]

Animal encounter

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Historical Society will host “Animal Encounters” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The presentation will be at the Port Townsend City Council Chambers, 540 Water St.

The presentation by the Parrot Lady will include macaws and grey parrots.

For more information, call 360-385-1003 or email [email protected]

Story Swap

PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Story Guild will hold a story swap from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The story swap at Port Townsend Library, 1220 Lawrence St., will be followed by refreshments and a business meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call 360-316-9600 or email [email protected]

Centrum stories

PORT TOWNSEND — Centrum will host storytelling at 7 p.m. Saturday at Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.

Donna Washington of North Carolina and Naomi Baltuck of Seattle will perform.

Washington is a full-time master storyteller and has been president of the Seattle Storytellers Guild for 15 years. Baltuck is a recipient of the Seattle Storytellers Guild Golden Circle Award.

For information, call 360-385-3102 or email [email protected]

Plant lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Eric DeChaine will present “The Future of Alpine Plants Endemic to the Olympic Mountains Due to Climate Change” at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The presentation at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., will be preceded by social time at 6:30 p.m.

DeChaine is an associate professor of biology at Western Washington University.

Shipwreck talk

PORT TOWNSEND — Norm Stevens will present “Shipwrecks in the Maritime History of Port Townsend” from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Stevens will present his talk to the Point Wilson Sail and Power Squadron at the Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington St.

The public is welcome to attend the free presentation.

For more information, visit

Transgender Day

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Transgender Support Group will present the documentary “Trans Youth” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The free screening will be at Quimper Universalist Unitarian Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

The 2017 documentary centers on five transgender young adults in Austin, Texas.

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance in memory of those who died due to anti-transgender violence.

The film will be preceded by a candlelight vigil and followed by a discussion panel.

For more information, call 410-708-3039 or email [email protected]


Tuesday Trivia

CHIMACUM — Jefferson County Library will host a trivia night at 7 p.m. 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 years old or more.


Meet reptiles

PORT HADLOCK — Olympic 4-H Reptile Club members will present a hands-on program from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

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

The program will feature pythons, corn snakes and bearded dragons.


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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