Fundraisers, ducks, movies upcoming on Peninsula

A United Way fundraiser in Port Angeles and a donkey basketball game in Sequim are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The Crescent Bay Lions Club will host a benefit breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The public is invited to the breakfast at the Crescent Bay Lions Club clubhouse at 181 Holly Hill Road off state Highway 112.

The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.

The menu includes eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice.

All proceeds will go to the Crescent Bay Lions for community projects.

CERT training

JOYCE — The Joyce-Lake Sutherland Community Emergency Response Team will hold a training session from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Members of the public who are interested in emergency preparedness and response are encouraged to attend the free training at the Crescent Grange, 50870 state Highway 112.

The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness and offers training in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, basic first aid and disaster medical operations, according to a news release.

For more information, call Donna Pacheco at 360-808-4246.


75th anniversary

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Lions Club will begin its 75th anniversary celebrations with cocktails and a social hour at the Port Angeles CrabHouse at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

The day will continue with a 6:30 p.m. banquet at the CrabHouse, 221 N. Lincoln St.

The cost of the event is $40 per person.

For more information, call Gary Reidel at 360-457-0406.

Salmon pen meeting

PORT ANGELES — A meeting about the proposed Cooke Aquaculture’s Atlantic salmon net pen expansion will occur at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Those interested in voicing concerns are invited to the meeting at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave.

Doors open at 5 p.m.

The Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Students for the Salish Sea and Sierra Club Washington Chapter will host the meeting.

Comments will be forwarded to state and local officials, political leaders and Cooke Aquaculture, according to a news release.

For more information, visit

Open enrollment

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center’s certified application counselors will offer free individual health care plan sign-up assistance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The counselors will be present at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

For more information, call 360-417-7111.

Roaring fundraiser

PORT ANGELES — United Way of Clallam County’s 65th anniversary fundraiser will begin at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The cost is $5 to the event in the Metta Room, 132 E. Front St. All proceeds will be donated in full to United Way.

During the event, musical entertainment will be provided by Douglas Francisco and Three for Silver.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in the Roaring ’20s theme by donning costumes respective to the era.

For more information, visit www.unitedway

Book reading

PORT ANGELES — Alice McCracken will read excerpts of her book “Artemis Adventure” from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

She will present her readings at the Center for Spiritual Living’s big barn at 254 N. Bagley Creek Road.

McCracken’s book “is about the growing up [and] coming out years between 18 and 22, when a teenager, Kiki Rodriguez, leaves her family in the South Bronx to follow her dream of a better life and chance for an education,” according to a news release.

McCracken has earned four college degrees and worked as a family therapist and a journalist.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in layers.

Senior bingo

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited to play bingo at 12:30 p.m. today.

Bingo will be held at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Bingo cards are available for $2 each.

Refreshments will be provided by donation.

For more information, call Jolinda Creery at 360-912-1684.

Swingers dance

PORT ANGELES — The Senior Swingers will host a dance at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The dance is free for new visitors. All other visits to the center at 328 E. Seventh St. are covered by $5.

Contra dance

PORT ANGELES — Community members of any dance experience are invited to the Black Diamond contra dance Saturday.

The event will begin with a beginner-review workshop at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road.

Admission is a requested donation of $8 for adults and $4 for those younger than 18.

At 8 p.m., the dance will begin with Heliotrope providing music and Tom Wimmer calling.

For more information, visit www.blackdiamond

Gear swap, movie

PORT ANGELES — Those seeking to sell outdoor gear can drop off items at the Vern Burton Community Center at 10 a.m. for an outdoor gear swap Saturday.

Items for sale will be accepted at the center, 308 E. Fourth St., until 11 a.m. The sale will be held from noon to 3 p.m.

Admission to the sale is $5 per person and $10 for a family.

Unsold items can be picked up at 4 p.m., as well as any cash for sold items.

Following the sale, a showing of Warren Miller’s latest film, “Line of Descent,” will be screened at 7 p.m.

Admission is $10 per person.

For more information, email Lindsay Fox at or visit

United Way

PORT ANGELES — Hayley Pearce of United Way of Clallam County will present about her organization at Park View Villas at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Her hourlong presentation at the villas, 1430 Park View Lane, will cover the current work United is undertaking in local communities.

Members of the public are invited to the free presentation.

For more information, contact Beth Pratt at 360-452-7222 or elizabethp@

Baby support group

PORT ANGELES — A free support group for parents and babies will meet from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday.

The “You and Your New Baby Support Group” meets on a drop-in basis Mondays and Thursdays at Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St.

The group will not meet the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.

Attendees can share experiences, ask questions and learn from each other.

Topics range from newborn behavior, care and feeding to the transition into parenting, as well as the physical and emotional issues that can arise during the postpartum period.

A scale will be available to weigh your baby.

For more information, call 360-417-7652.

Ladies’ day out

PORT ANGELES — The Ladies’ Day Out Fall Festival will be held at the Sons of Norway Scandia Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Local vendors will be available to shop around at in the hall, 131 W. Fifth St.

Vendors include LuLaRoe Clothing, Thirty-One, Check Meow’t, NorbisCraft Designs and Norwex.

For more information, contact Kelley Barnes at 360-461-9498 or lularoe

Benefits of ducks

PORT ANGELES — Master Gardener Selinda Barkhuis will share her experiences of gardening with ducks at noon Thursday.

Her presentation, the next installment of Washington State University Clallam County Extension’s “Green Thumb Garden Tips” series, will be in the county commissioners’ meeting room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

She will discuss the benefits of raising domestic ducks in gardens, such as their ability to repel pests, fertilize soils and supply eggs.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.


Design open house

SEQUIM — A conceptual design open house for the Sequim Library expansion project will be held Monday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

During that time, the public is invited to share ideas with North Olympic Library System consultants and SHKS Architects about the expansion at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The library is currently engaged in phase two of the expansion.

The conceptual design phase will help determine community priorities for an expanded library, develop a solid cost estimate and produce a schematic design.

Originally built in 1983, the Sequim Library facility is cramped and has an aging infrastructure, the library said in a news release.

For more information, contact library director Margaret Jakubcin at 360-417-8500, ext. 7714, or; or visit

Donkey basketball

SEQUIM — The Sequim Choir Boosters will sponsor a donkey basketball fundraising event at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The event will be held in the Sequim High School gymnasium, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students in seventh through 12th grades and $5 for students in kindergarten through sixth grades.

Tickets also are available at the door for $12, $10 and $6, respectively.

Youths younger than kindergarten age get in free.

Proceeds will benefit the school’s choir ensemble.

For more information, call Carla Sebastian at 541-561-4700.

Film screening

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library continues its Harry Potter marathon with a screening of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” today at 3:15 p.m.

On Fridays until Dec. 8, movie trivia, popcorn and magic-themed treats will be available at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Those interested are encouraged to adorn costumes.

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

Free boating clinic

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Sail & Power Squadron will offer a free clinic for boaters titled “Emergency Medical Calls” at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The clinic will be presented by Don Stem, a longtime boater of the Sequim area, at the Sunland Golf & Country Club’s gathering place, 135 Fairway Drive.

Stem will cover preparations and procedures to assist local and remote boating in the event of encountering a medical emergency.

For more information, email or visit

Fundraiser, film

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Progressives will host an informative, organizing event and fundraiser at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The documentary “Now is the Time” also will be screened following a guest speaker and panel discussion at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

Donations to Whole Washington will be accepted.

The Progressives hope to round up support to get single-payer health care on the state’s ballot, according to a news release.

Music will be provided by Chris and Colleen.

Door prizes, snacks, a bake sale and nonalcoholic beverages will be available.

For more information, email

Guild thrift shop

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

The shop at 204 W. Bell St. will feature household accessories, jewelry, stemware, designer handbags, puzzles, books and kitchenware.

Consignors and new volunteers always are needed.

White-tagged items will be marked at half price.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Film screening

SEQUIM — The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library will present the film “Reel Injun” at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The public is invited to the event at the Red Cedar Hall, 1033 Old Blyn Highway.

The film “features clips from hundreds of films [and] candid interviews with famous Native and non-Native directors, writers and actors,” according to a news release.

Refreshments will be provided.

Work to learn

SEQUIM — The Sequim Botanical Garden Society invites the public to work alongside its members at the Sequim Botanical Garden at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Lee Bowen will return to talk about dahlias at the Terrace Garden in Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

Bowen will demonstrate the digging, dividing and storing of dahlia tubers for the winter.

Those interested in attending are asked to bring their own tools, boots and hats.

For more information, contact Jean Pier at 360-681-2308 or jeanpier@bell

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

Garden club meeting

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Garden Club will convene for its next meeting at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Horticulturist Lelani Wood will present “Button Up Your Garden for Winter and Show Off Its Autumn Color” at the Pioneer Memorial Park clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St.

For more information, call 360-808-3434.

Fruit show

SEQUIM — The Olympic Orchard Society’s fall fruit show will occur from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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

Featured at the event will be semi-dwarf apple, pear and plum trees for sale; speakers; and fruit displays and tasting.

For more information, contact Marilyn Courture at 360-681-3036 or

Film screening

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library will host a screening of “Finding Dory” as part of its Family Flicks series at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Families and their children are invited to the free showing at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

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

Club speaker

SEQUIM — The Newcomers’ Club will host guest speaker Jean Pier, the Sequim Botanical Garden Society president, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Pier will present information about sustainable gardening for this region at the luncheon, a Thanksgiving-style buffet, in the Legends Room at the Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road.

Lunch is $20, or $5 for the program only.

RSVP by noon today at (via the “Monthly Luncheon” tab), email or call 630-992-5613.

Paddling club

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Paddling Club’s monthly meeting will feature a presentation by Gordon Bilyard at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Discussion about Bilyard’s presentation, “Paddling Safely Among Larger Vessels,” will be encouraged during the event at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information, call 360-461-7008, email info@olympicpeninsula or visit


Agricultural gathering

CHIMACUM — The public is invited to the Olympic Peninsula Regenerative Agricultural Alliance’s monthly meeting and potluck at Compass Rose Farm from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Held every second Sunday of the month at the farm at 1463 W. Uncas Road, the meetings focus on agroforestry, silvopasture systems, planned grazing, permaculture, no-till food production, renewable energy and natural building.

For more information, call 360-531-1173.

Fruit club meeting

CHIMACUM — The North Olympic Fruit Club will convene for a program by Roger Eichman at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Eichman will present the “Rife Machine on Agriculture” at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

The public is invited.


Visioning session

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County 4-H Food and Farm Project Visioning Session will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The public is invited to share their input about the proposed countywide youth program at the Washington State University Extension classroom in the Kivley Center, 97 Oak Bay Road.

For more information, email Tanya Barnett at or Kellie Henwood at, or call 360-379-5610.

Weed-pulling party

PORT HADLOCK — Members of the public are invited to a work party at Irondale Beach County Park at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Registration is required for the event. To register, visit

Until noon, attendees will help maintain plants and remove invasive species.

Tools, gloves and light snacks will be provided.

Directions to the park are: “From Irondale Road, turn north onto Fourth Avenue and then [take] a right onto East Moore Street. Park in the lot at the end of the road. Look for [a] sandwich board sign near [the] gate.”

For more information, call 360-561-0167.

Repertory theater

PORT HADLOCK — The novel “Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay” will be performed in a Book-It Reportory Theatre-style production at 4 p.m. Thursday.

The production at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., is free and open to the public.

The book is an “extraordinary true tale of children living on a landfill in one of the poorest slums in South America and the man who saved them through music,” according to a news release.

For more information, call 360-385-6544.

Biofuel presentation

PORT HADLOCK — Research scientist Scott Edmundson will present at the Jefferson County Library at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Edmundson will share current research about creating sustainable biofuels from algae at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

For more information, call 360-385-6544.


Meeting speaker

PORT LUDLOW — The public is invited to attend the Republican Women of Jefferson County’s meeting Thursday at the Inn at Port Ludlow.

Jefferson County Sheriff David Stanko will speak at 11:30 a.m. at the inn at 1 Heron Road.

Reservations are required for this event.

To place a reservation, call Peggy Reep at 360-385-4953.


Toastmasters meet

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Toastmasters will convene for a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The group will meet in the second-floor activity room of the Seaport Landing Retirement & Assisted Living, 1201 Hancock St.

Michael Nill will present some public speaking tips and Claudia Edmondson will talk about how to use stories in public speaking.

For more information, call 360-531-4464 or 206-395-4494.

Fort Worden tours

PORT TOWNSEND — The next guided tour through Fort Worden will be held Sunday.

The free hourlong tours at the fort, 200 Battery Way, are led by guest services representative Tim Caldwell on Tuesdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Reservations are required for the eight-person tours. To schedule a tour, call 360-344-4400, ext. 304.

Attendees can learn about what the fort has to offer in terms of recreation and lodging, as well as the fort’s history.

For more information, visit

Giving Circles

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson Community Foundation invites the public to its workshop on Giving Circles on Monday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Reservations are required for the workshop at the Fred Lewis Scout Cabin, 3075 Discovery Road. To register, email Debbie Reid at or call 360-385-1729.

The workshop will be facilitated by Carla Main.

Giving Circles are groups of neighbors, friends and/or family members who pool their charitable donations and decide together where to commit them, according to a news release.

Documentary film

PORT TOWNSEND — A screening of the documentary “Promised Land” will occur at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is by donation for the screening in Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s sanctuary, 2333 San Juan Ave.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds, event organizers said.

Guests from both tribal councils will be present, as well as the documentary filmmakers Vasant and Sarah Sacedo.

According to a news release: “ ‘Promised Land’ is an award-winning social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest, the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights that have long been denied.”

Funds generated from the event will benefit the Chinook Nation and Duwamish Tribe.

Donations to the tribe also are accepted and can be placed by visiting or

For more information, contact Jo Blair at 425-417-2164 or, or visit www.promised

Sea chanteys

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to take part in the singing of sea chanteys at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Northwest Maritime Center.

The free event will run until 8 p.m. at 431 Water St.

For information, contact Jay Hagar at 360-390-4547 or

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.

For more information, visit

Boat lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — A panel of speakers will present about the history of the Wooden Boat Festival at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History at 7 p.m. Monday.

The lecture panel at the museum, 540 Water St., will be comprised of Carol Hasse, Barb Trailer and Kaci Cronkhite.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 360-385-1003 or email

Meet a distiller

PORT TOWNSEND — Batch 206 Distillery will be featured at the next “Meet the Distiller Night” event at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Spirits from the distillery will be available for $24 at the Old Whiskey Mill, 1038 Water St.

The admission also includes tapas pairings, a finishing cocktail and a presentation from the distillery.

Reservations are required. To place a reservation, call 360-385-4422.


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. while regular bingo will start at 7 p.m. at the lodge at 941 Merchants Road.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Shred event

FORKS — The Forks Forum will host a shredding event to benefit the Forks Food Bank from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at 490 S. Forks Ave.

The public is invited to bring items to shred in exchange for donations of cash or nonperishable foods for the food bank.

Shredding costs are being covered by First Federal.


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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