Genealogy class, benefit Mexican breakfast, wine release party offered on Peninsula

A genealogy class, a benefit Mexican breakfast and a wine release party are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Yarn in trunk show

PORT ANGELES — Kathy Martin of Sequim will display items from Adéle’s Mohair of South Africa at a trunk show from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The show will be at Cabled Fiber & Yarn, 125 W. First St.

Adéle’s Mohair is a labor-intensive cottage industry, producing designer knitting yarns, fashions and home accessories.

Adéle Cutten started the business in 1983, training and employing women primarily of the Xhosa Tribe.

Martin will be available Saturday afternoon to discuss her recent trip to South Africa and Swaziland.

For more information, see the or contact the store at [email protected] or 360-504-2233.

Novice genealogy class

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will present “I Know Nothing About Genealogy” from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

The free beginners’ genealogy class will be given at the society’s Research Center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

The class will be conducted during the society’s open house from noon to 4 p.m.

Visitors may browse the books and use databases such as Ancestry, Find my Past and Fold 3 at no cost.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with searches.

For more information, call 360-417-5000 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or check the website www.clallam

NRA dinner, auction

PORT ANGELES — The Northwest Peninsula Friends of the NRA will hold a dinner and auction at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The annual fundraising gala will be held in the Vern Burton Center, 308 E. Fourth St.

The event includes games, raffles and a silent auction along with a live auction of firearms and other collectibles.

Tickets are $40 per person and are available at the door or online at

Proceeds benefit the NRA Foundation which provides grants to benefit shooting sports in Washington state, such as shooting range improvements and purchasing firearms and equipment for 4-H and school shooting teams.

For more information, call 360-775-1994, email [email protected] or visit

Senior dance

PORT ANGELES — Cat’s Meow will perform for a swing dance from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The dance will be at the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Refreshments will be served from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person. First-time attendees will be admitted free.

Winter speaker series

PORT ANGELES — Kurt Jenkins will present “Wolves, Elks, Rivers and Trophic Cascades in Olympic National Park” at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The free lecture is part of Olympic National Park’s Perspectives Winter Speaker series held in the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Jenkins, a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, will discuss the recently completed Natural Resource Condition Assessment and the connection between wildlife and the ecosystems of the park.

This lecture was postponed in January due to snow and adverse road conditions.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit

Brain injury group

PORT ANGELES — A brain injury support group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The monthly meeting is held in the Wendel Room of Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St.

The free support group is open to the public.


Bingo night

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

The event will be held in the clubhouse, 243 Sportsmen’s Club Road.

Proceeds will help fund hunter education and the annual Kids’ Fishing Day.


Potluck, pie social

SEQUIM — A potluck dinner and pie social is planned at the Sequim Prairie Grange at 6 tonight.

The dinner will be at the grange hall at 290 Macleay Road.

It will be followed by a dessert auction.

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

Wine release

SEQUIM — Wind Rose Cellars will celebrate the release of its 2018 muscato from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The open house will be at Wind Rose Cellars’ tasting room, 143 W. Washington St.

The sweet white wine is made from orange muscat grapes.

There will be complimentary tastings of new wine and special appetizers to pair with it.

For more information, call 360-681-0690.

Boys in the Boat

SEQUIM — Sequim Museum and Arts will hold its annual membership meeting at 1:30 Saturday.

The presentation will be held in the Dungeness School House, 2781 Towne Road.

The public is invited to come share a cup of coffee and listen to the museum’s annual reports.

After the business meeting Judy Rantz Willman will present “The Boys in the Boat” from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The presentation will include narrative and video segments about her father, Olympic gold medalist Joe Rantz.

Rantz will conclude with a Q&A session after her presentation.

Mexican breakfast

SEQUIM — Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Foundation will host a Mexican breakfast from 8:30 a.m. until noon Sunday.

The meal will be served at the Sequim Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

The foundation provides educational access to indigenous women and children in Chiapas, Mexico.

The vegetarian menu includes corn tortillas, cheese and scrambled eggs, tomato-chile salsa, black beans, freshly brewed Ravens Brew coffee and tea.

Suggested donation is $12; proceeds benefit the foundation.

For more information, call Judith Pasco at 360-809-0393.

Garden Club to meet

SEQUIM — Penny Wagner will present “The Elwha, A Story of Dam Removal & Restoration” at meeting of the Sequim Prairie Garden Club from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday.

The public is invited to attend the free meeting in the Pioneer Memorial Park clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St.

Wagner, a public information officer for the National Park Service, will discuss the largest dam removal project in U.S. history.

Dress rehearsal

SEQUIM — The Grand Olympics Chorus of Sweet Adelines will host Friends and Family Night from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

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

The chorus will conduct a dress rehearsal for its performance in the upcoming regional competition in Spokane.

The public is invited to attend the free mini-concert.

For more information, visit www.grandolympics

Newcomers’ Club

SEQUIM — Amy Chastain will address the Olympic Newcomers’ Club’s April luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The monthly luncheon will be in the Legends Room at The Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road.

Lunch includes a burger buffet, choice of broiled Angus burger or chicken breast, with chips, beans, salad and cookies for $21 per person.

Chastain is from the Clallam County Emergency Preparedness Office and will talk about the county’s emergency services and how to be prepared for an emergency.

RSVP today at, by calling 630-992-5613 or emailing [email protected].

Volunteer training

SEQUIM — The Sequim Wheelers will host volunteer training from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The classroom training will be conducted at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The Sequim Wheelers provide mobility-challenged individuals with free wheelchair bike rides on the Olympic Discovery Trail.

The training is for both current and new volunteers and will be followed by on-bike sessions in April and May.

For more details or to attend the training, contact Nicole Lepping at 360-591-3200 or Paul Muncey at 206-817-5634, or email [email protected]

Discussion group

SEQUIM — The Talk About discussion group will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday.

The group will meet in the Dungeness Meadows Clubhouse, 461 Dungeness Meadows.

The subject for this week’s discussion is “Travel.”

Elks bingo

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

Scientists to meet

SEQUIM — Retired Scientists will hear the presentation “Bacteriophages: Bacteria Attacking Other Bacteria” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

The Retired Scientists meet to hear science and engineering talks on the first Thursday of each month.

The meetings are free and open to the public.


Conversation Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today.

The group meets at Alchemy Restaurant, 842 Washington St.

This week’s topic is “Civility.”

Book signing

PORT TOWNSEND — Writer Kirk Richardson will sign copies of his book “Craft Beer Country: In Search of the Best Breweries from the South Pacific to the Pacific Coast” at a book launch from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.

The launch will be held at Propolis Brewing, 2457 Jefferson St.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 360-344-2129 or email [email protected]

Cosmic Swim

PORT TOWNSEND — The city of Port Townsend will host Cosmic Swim from 7 to 9 tonight.

The family-friendly event will be at Mountain View Pool, 1925 Blaine St.

Admission is $5 per person.

Audubon field trip

PORT TOWNSEND — Admiralty Audubon Society will sponsor a field trip at Fort Worden from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The group will meet at Reveille at the Commons, 210 Battery Way and hike to the Chinese Gardens and back.

The trip is free and open to the public.

For more information, contract Monica Fletcher, 360-379-3136 or email [email protected]

Urban Sketchers

PORT TOWNSEND — Urban Sketchers will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The group will meet at the Port Townsend Post Office, 1322 Washington St., and will be sketching in and around the historic structure.

For more information, call Joyce Hester at 360-344-2662 or email joyce [email protected]

Medicare for all

PORT TOWNSEND — A universal health care symposium is planned from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The free public meeting will be at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

The symposium will begin with a national update video followed by several speakers and will conclude with a question-and-answer panel discussion.

Speakers will include Dr. Rick Doherty, Craig Ritchie, Linda Sutton and Georgia Davenport.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Chanda Masta from Olympic Peninsula Progressives and Marianna Hopkins-Everson from the Grays Harbor County-based Hope Rising.

For more information, call Doherty at 206-409-4918 or email rickarth [email protected]

Film screening

PORT TOWNSEND — The Brinnon Group will host a screening of the film “Standing on Sacred Ground — Pilgrims & Tourists” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

The film, first in the “Standing On Sacred Ground” series, will be shown in the Cotton Building, 607 Water St.

The 2013 documentary explores indigenous resistance to development on sacred sites in northern California and in the Altai Republic of Russia.

The film will be followed by a brief presentation and a community discussion about the Black Point Kettles, a tribal site south of Brinnon that is scheduled for development.

For more information, call 360-301-0982, email [email protected] or visit

Book Lovers’ Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — The Book Lovers’ Cafe will discuss “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter” by Margareta Magnusson from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

The free group meets monthly in the Charles Pink House, 1256 Lawrence St.

For more information, call Melody Eisler at 360-34403054 or email [email protected]

Yoga class

PORT TOWNSEND — A benefit all-level yoga class is planned at the Madrona Mindbody Institute from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The class will be at the institute at Building 310, Fort Worden.

Admission is by donation; all proceeds will benefit the Dove House.

For more information, visit

Cycling lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Tessa Hulls will present “Women, Trans, and Femme Riders in Early Cycling History” at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The lecture will be presented in the Pope Marine Building, 603 Water St.

Through a combination of historical photographs and hand-drawn illustrations, the talk will explore the feminist history of cycling.

The lecture is part of the First Tuesday Cycle School Salon series and is co-sponsored by the Port Townsend Cycle School and the Jefferson County Historical Society.

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

Music workshop

PORT TOWNSEND — Greg and Jere Canote will be teaching an Old Time Music workshop from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The workshop will be at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.

The Canotes will be teaching tips and tricks for the fiddle, guitar and ukulele.

Suggested donation is $20 per person.

For more information, call Maria Streator at 360-385-5924, email [email protected] or visit

Ukulele open mic

PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will host a happy hour open mic event at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The free open microphone event will be at the Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 W. Sims Ave.

The public is welcome to come to play or to just listen.

For more information, call 360-385-2233.

American songs

PORT TOWNSEND — Larry Hanks, Deborah Robins and Steven Strauss will perform traditional American songs from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

The concert will be at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.

The suggested donation is $15 to $25 per person.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit


Soil lecture

CHIMACUM — Mary Kline will present “Scintillating Soils, Sustainable Practices for the Home Landscape” at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The lecture will be presented to a meeting of the North Olympic Fruit Club in the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Kline, a local landscape architect, will host a discussion after her presentation.

Rhody meeting

CHIMACUM — Richard Fairfield will address the Olympic Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society at 3 p.m. Thursday.

The society will be meeting in the back room of the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Fairfield is the District 2 society director and owns Cedar Ridge Winery.

He will present a two-part program on the azalea collection in the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., and examples of Japanese gardens.

The public is invited to this free meeting.


Open gardens

PORT LUDLOW — Chimacum Woods will host open gardens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The public is invited to the rhododendron nursery at 2722 Thorndyke Road.

Visitors may take self-guided tour through the 8-acre garden or a guided tour with Bob Zimmerman.

The event is free of charge.


Tech Tuesday

PORT HADLOCK — There will be a class on “Edutainment” resources from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The class is part of the Tech Tuesday series at Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

The class will cover online resources available through the library to include streaming movies, downloading ebooks and the Britannica Library.

After the class, tech staff will be available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for drop-in technical assistance.

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

Tech teardown

PORT HADLOCK — Children from 6 to 11 years old can learn about electronic devices from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Attendees will deconstruct components to learn how they work.

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

Discussion group

PORT HADLOCK — The Great Decisions Discussion group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The group will meet at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

The group will be discussing “The Middle East: Regional Disorder.”

Great Decisions discussions groups, sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, are free and open to the public.

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


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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