The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will guide a low-tide beach walk from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. (Peninsula Daily News file)

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will guide a low-tide beach walk from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. (Peninsula Daily News file)

Hot cars, hot planes and hot food coming up

Hot Thunder Nite in Forks, the Sekiu Fly-In and a community barbecue in Port Townsend are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar.



FORKS — West End Thunder will host Hot Thunder Nite from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The annual cruise-in will be at the Rainforest Arts Center Plaza, 35 N. Forks Ave.

Registration is $10 per vehicle, $5 for motorcycles.

The event will feature vendors, food, a beer garden and live music by Fat Chance.

For more information, call Phil Arbieter at 360-640-4444, email westend [email protected] or visit

Veterans’ coffee

FORKS — Veterans are welcome at the Forks VFW Post 9106 for fresh coffee and conversation Thursday morning.

Coffee will be served from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the post hall at 110 S. Spartan Ave.


Sekiu fly-in

SEKIU — The 2019 Sekiu Fly-In Scholarship Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The annual benefit is held at the Sekiu Airport, 1402 Airport Road.

The barbecue lunch costs $8 per person, $7 for seniors and $1 for children 5 years and younger.

Proceeds will benefit the Rocky Hinkle Memorial Scholarship Fund.


Soroptimist luncheon

PORT ANGELES — Beth Pratt will address a luncheon meeting of Soroptimist International of Port Angeles at noon today.

The public is invited to attend the luncheon at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 S. Del Guzzi Drive.

Pratt is the community relations director for Park View Villas.

Lunch is available for purchase; a minimum charge of $4 will be charged for beverages and the venue.

Masonic bingo

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

The lodge is at 622 S. Lincoln St.

Proceeds benefit lodge programs.

For more information, visit

Genealogy class

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will host an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The open house will be at the society’s research center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd. It will include a free beginners’ class at 1 p.m.

Visitors may browse the books and use databases such as Ancestry, Findmy Past & Fold3 at no cost.

Volunteers will be on hand to help with searches.

For more information, call 360-417-5000, email [email protected] or visit

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 — The North Olympic Brain Injury Support Group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The monthly meeting is held in the basement meeting room at Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St.

The free support group is open to the public.

For more information, email [email protected]


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.

Garden walkabout

SEQUIM — The Master Gardeners of Clallam County will host a monthly walk through the Woodcock Garden from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

The public is invited to join the Master Gardeners at the garden, 2711 Woodcock Road.

Topics such as planting, pruning, composting and harvesting are covered.

For information, call 360-565-2679 or email [email protected]


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 “Opinions vs. Facts.”

Community barbecue

PORT TOWNSEND — Olympic Neighbors will host a community barbecue from 5 to 7:15 tonight.

The free public event will be on the commons at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.

The Neighbors group will provide hot dogs, veggie burgers and buns. Attendees should bring anything else that they would like to grill, side dishes and drinks.

According to their website, Olympic Neighbors provides safe affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities.

For more information, call 706-296-4091, email [email protected] or visit www.olympic

Low tide walk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will guide a low-tide beach walk from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Participants will meet at the center’s aquarium and museum.

The walk, which includes admission to the aquarium and museum, costs $5 per person, $3 for youths age 5-17 years. Children younger than 5 and Marine Science Center members are admitted free of charge.

For more information or to reserve a space, call Carolyn at 360-385-5582, ext. 109 or email [email protected]

Book signing

PORT TOWNSEND — Ronald Smith will sign copies of his new book “Saving Manresa Castle: Ghosts or No Ghosts” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The signing will be in the library at Manresa Castle, 651 Cleveland St.

Smith is a former owner of the hotel.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit

Trail run/walk

PORT TOWNSEND — The 19th Fort Townsend State Park 4-mile Trail Run/Walk will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Registration for the annual run is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in The Friends Barn, 1370 Old Fort Townsend Road.

Runners and walkers will travel along park trails winding through old growth trees and along the bluff overlooking Port Townsend Bay.

Entry fees are $15 for adults, $10 for ages 16 and younger.

Proceeds from the race benefit the Port Townsend High School cross country team and Fort Townsend State Park.

Complimentary parking will be provided by Friends of Fort Townsend; no Discover Pass is required.

For more information, call 360-385-2998

Loss support group

PORT TOWNSEND — Survivors of Suicide will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The group for people who have lost someone to suicide meets monthly at Dove House, 1045 10th St.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Jill or John Hamilton at 360-302-0569 or email [email protected]

Ukelele open mic

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

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

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

For more information, call 360-385-2233.


Jazz concert

CHIMACUM — The TNT Guitar Duo will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The pair will play old-time jazz improvisations at the Chimacum Farmers Market, 9122 Rhody Drive.

Climate on tap

CHIMACUM — The Climate Action Committee of Local 20/20 will host “Green Jobs” 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.

For more information, visit

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 part of 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.

Rhody Society

CHIMACUM — Bob Zimmerman will address a meeting of the Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society at 3 p.m. Thursday.

The chapter meets in the back room at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Zimmerman, the owner of Chimacum Woods, will demonstrate techniques for starting rhododendron seeds.

The public is invited to attend this free presentation.


Garage sale

PORT HADLOCK — A benefit garage sale is set from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday.

The sale will be at 31 Hiller Drive.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit Center Valley Animal Rescue in Quilcene.

For more information, call 360-765-0598, email [email protected] or visit www.centervalleyanimal

Tech Tuesday

PORT HADLOCK — Library staff will present “Digital Literacy” 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 cover how to use resources on the internet with emphasis on ways to improve searches and how to check the information that you find.

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

Exoplanet lecture

PORT HADLOCK — Robert Zellem will present “Exoplanets: Finding Life in the Galaxy” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Zellem, a planetary astronomer with NASA, will discuss the space agency’s ongoing search for habitable worlds outside our solar system.

The free webcast, presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Earths,” will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

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

Art and music

PORT HADLOCK — An art and music meditation program is planned from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday.

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

The program will begin with a short inspirational reading followed by a hands-on painting session with peaceful music.

All materials will be provided but space is limited so participants must register in advance.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call 360-385-6544 or visit www.


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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