Growler jets discussion, fundraising concert among Peninsula activities

Growler jets discussion, a fundraising concert in memory of Brooke Bedinger and school musical performances are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Evening Talks

FORKS — University of Washington researcher Lauren Kuehne and Evergreen State College acoustic ecology student Laura Giannone will be the guest speakers at Olympic Natural Resource Center’s free Evening Talks at 7 tonight.

They will talk about the impact of FA-18 Growler jets on the Olympic Peninsula at the ONRC, 1455 S. Forks Ave.

For information, contact Frank Hanson at 360-374-4556.

Bingo night

FORKS — West End Sportsmen will host bingo night at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The fundraiser will be at the club at 243 Sportsmen’s Club Road.

Proceeds will benefit a hunter education program and the annual Kids’ Fishing Day.


Veterans memorial

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, 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.”

Perfect Blend

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School music program will present the “Perfect Blend Dinner Show” at 6 tonight and Saturday night.

The production will be staged in the cafeteria at Port Angeles High School, 304 E. Park Ave.

The musical program features performances by Vocal Unlimited, the Jazz Band and the Chamber Orchestra during dinner followed by a play with music from all three groups.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased from the bookkeeper at the school or from any choir, band or orchestra student.

Proceeds from the show will help defray state solo and ensemble competition expenses.

Masonic bingo

PORT ANGELES — Mason’s Lodge 69 will host bingo from 6:30 to 9 tonight and Wednesday.

The lodge is at 622 S. Lincoln St.

Proceeds benefit lodge programs.

For more information, visit


PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Friends of the Library will host a document-shredding benefit for the Port Angeles Food Bank from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The event will be held in the parking lot at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The event is free but participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food or cash donation.

Participants are limited to two grocery-sized bags of documents per person.

Drivers should be prepared to drop off documents without leaving their vehicles, volunteers will direct traffic through the site.

Only paper will be accepted, rubber bands, staples and paper clips can be left on documents but binders, rings and hanging file folders must be removed.

Documents will be shredded on site by certified personnel from LeMay Mobile Shredding and all shreddings will be recycled.

For more information, visit

Spring recital

PORT ANGELES — Studio 360 will host its third spring recital, “Be the Light,” at 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

The annual dance recital will be at the Port Angeles Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave.

The show features more than 200 dancers from toddlers to high school seniors.

Tickets are $15 per person; children 5 years and younger will be admitted free.

Tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased online at www.tutu

Contra dance

PORT ANGELES — Susan Michaels will be calling a contra dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The dance will be at the Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road.

Music will be performed by Kate Powers and David Rivers. The evening will begin with a contra dance workshop at 7 p.m.

Admission is $8 per person, $4 for children younger than 18.

For more information, visit www.blackdiamond

Senior dance

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

The dance will be in 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 are admitted free.

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.


Memorial concert

SEQUIM — A fundraising concert in memory of Brooke Bedinger is set for 5 p.m. Saturday.

The concert will be at the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula at 400 W. Fir St.

Admission is $15 per person, youths aged 6 to 18 years admitted for $10 and 5 years and younger admitted free.

Proceeds will benefit the Brooke Bedinger Memorial Fund to provide scholarships for Clallam County students.

The concert will begin with a performance by the Sequim High School Choir.

Following the choir will be local soloists Dillon Liebert, Tomi Jo Wilson and Jay Fiddy.

The concert will conclude with a performance by Black Diamond Junction.

Prior to the concert, will be a free car and bike show at 3 p.m. outside the club.

Thrift shop open

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

The shop is at 204 W. Bell St.

This month, the shop features two Rie Munoz prints, a oak dining table with two leaves, summer fashions, kitchen accessories and puzzles.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Spring Fling

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange will host its Spring Fling Family Funday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The celebration will include free outdoor games and relays and a petting zoo.

Food will be available. Carnival games with prizes will be available.

Live music will be performed by the Secords, the Old Sidekicks, and Dawn Martin with Steve Anderson and Buck Ellard.

Elks bingo

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 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.

Newcomers’ luncheon

PORT ANGELES — Kathy Duncan of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe will address the Olympic Newcomers’ Club luncheon at noon Tuesday.

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

Duncan will discuss the tribe’s history on the Olympic Peninsula.

The meal will be a taco buffet with all the trimmings and cookies for $21 per person; the program only fee is $5.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP today.

For more information or to RSVP, call 630-992-5613, email [email protected] or visit


Climate on Tap

CHIMACUM — The Climate Action Committee of Local 20/20 will host “Carbon Offsets” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The community discussion is part of the Climate On Tap series held at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

This meeting will focus on short-term measures to counteract your personal carbon emissions.

Philosophy in the Barn

CHIMACUM — Wesley Cecil will discuss the history of philosophy from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The lecture is the first in the 16-week Philosophy in the Barn series presented in the Hay Barn at FinnRiver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

The suggested donation is $5.

The barn is unheated so participants are encouraged to dress for the weather.

Rotarians to meet

CHIMACUM — Ray Washburn will address a meeting of the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County at noon Thursday.

The club meets at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Washburn, a native of Washington, pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1960s and the Cincinnati Reds in the 1970s.

The meeting is free and open to the public; an optional lunch is available for $10, $7 for a salad.

For more information, call Cheri Van Hoover at 360-301-0266, email [email protected] or visit


Tech Tuesday

PORT HADLOCK — Library staff will present “Travel Apps for Road Trips” from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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

The presentation will explore apps for navigation and trip planning.

Tech staff will be available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. after the class for drop-in tech assistance with phones, tablets or other devices.

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


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 “Role Models.”

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.

Vineyard anniversary

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend Vineyards will host a second anniversary celebration from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The free celebration will be held in the vineyard’s Winery and Tasting Room, 2640 W. Sims Way.

The public is invited to enjoy the vineyard’s wine, food by Mo Chili BBQ, Fiddlehead Creamery and Chef Wyatt Sushi.

The event will include lawn games, bocce ball, wine raffles and music performed by Micaela Kingslight.

For more information, call the vineyard at 360-344-8155, email [email protected] or visit www.port

Cooking demo

PORT TOWNSEND — There will be a demonstration of vegetarian Indian cooking from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The free presentation will be held at the Food Co-op, 414 Kearney St.

For more information, call Andrea Stafford at 360-385-2883 or email [email protected]

Fiddle jam session

PORT TOWNSEND — A fiddle jam session is set from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

The jam session will at Discovery Bay Brewing, 948 N. Park Ave.

The public is invited to this free event.

For more information call 360-344-2999, email [email protected] or visit www.

Book lovers’ cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — The Book Lovers’ Cafe will discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

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

In June, the group will discuss “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover.

For more information, call Melody Eisler at 360-34403054 or email meisler

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.


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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