Hula dancing, habits of cougars lecture among Peninsula offerings

Hula dancing, a Build-It program and a lecture on the habits of cougars are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Travel lecture

PORT ANGELES — Jan Whitlow will present “Mule Riding Adventures to the Painted Caves of Baja California” at 7 tonight.

The lecture will be at the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St. The suggested donation is $5.

Whitlow’s presentation is part of the Adventure Travel series sponsored by Olympic Discovery Trail. It is set every Friday in January at 7 p.m. for $5 donation.

Next Friday’s presentation will be by Ian Mackay, a quadriplegic who rose his motorized wheelchair from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to his home in Agnew.

For more information, call 360-775-5395 or email

Build-it program

PORT ANGELES — North Olympic Library System will host a children’s Build-It program from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The program will be at Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Children are encouraged to build their own creations using the library’s Lego blocks.

Children younger than 8 should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, ext. 7733, email or visit

Contra dance

PORT ANGELES — Lindsey Dono will call for the Black Diamond Contra Dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

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

Music for the dance will be performed by Countercurrent.

Dono will provide a short beginner workshop at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children less than 18 years old.

For more information, visit www.blackdiamond


PORT ANGELES — Grammy-nominated Nappy Roots, a Southern hip-hop group, will take the stage at the Metta Room at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets to see Nappy Roots on its Great American Beer Run tour are $15 and can be found through the band’s website at or at the door at the Metta Room at 132 E. Front St.

After more than 20 years in the public eye, Nappy Roots is expanding beyond music into projects that include craft beer and television production with “40Akerz & a Brew.”

To date, the group has mass-produced three craft beers, with two more in production that will become available in early 2019.

The group, which has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, is best known for hit singles such as Good Day, Po Folks and Awnaw. It was the best selling hip-hop group of 2002, according to its website.

For more information, see

Toastmasters to meet

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

The club meets in the Clallam Transit building at 830 W. Laurisden Blvd.

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

Book discussion

PORT ANGELES — The Second Tuesday Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Joy Fowler at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The group meets at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

In February the group will be discussing “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng.

For more information call 360-417-8500, email or visit

Newcomers’ luncheon

PORT ANGELES — Dr. Carolyn Desalvo will speak to the Olympic Newcomers’ Club luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

This month’s luncheon will be held in Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.

Desalvo will discuss ways to live and eat more healthfully in the new year.

The meal of baked chicken, vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy with dessert costs $20 per person.

Please RSVP by today by calling 360-992-5613, emailing or by visiting www.olympic

Hula classes

PORT ANGELES — Kristin-Luana Baumann will teach classes in traditional Hula on Tuesday.

There will be a class for children from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. followed by an adult class from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Both classes will be held in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave.

The classes are free but attendees must RSVP by calling Baumann at 360-912-1245 or emailing


Books and cookies

FORKS — Fifth- and sixth-graders are invited to Books & Cookies from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today.

The monthly book group meets at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

For more information, call 360-374-6402 or visit

Quilters to meet

FORKS — The public is invited to a meeting of the Piecemakers Quilt Club at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The free monthly meetings are held in the conference room of the Department of Natural Resources building, 411 Tillicum Lane.

For more information, call Marsha Yanish at 360-327-3770 or email

Bingo night

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

The club is at 243 Sportsman Club Road.

Proceeds help to fund the annual Kids’ Fishing Day and to provide facilities for hunter education.


Discussion group

SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions discussion group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon today.

The group will meet at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The topic for discussion will be “Confronting Iran: The Trump Administration’s Strategy.”

For more information, call George Noa at 360-808-9911 or email

First Friday concert

SEQUIM — Just in Tyme will perform for “First Friday at OTA” at 5:30 tonight.

The concert will be held at the Gathering Hall at the Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

The concert is free, snacks and beverages are available for purchase.

For more information, call the center at 360-683-7326.

Recycle trees

SEQUIM — Boy Scout Troop 1498 will pick up trees Saturday.

The suggested donation is $20.

Scouts cannot accept flocked trees.

This is the troop’s annual fundraiser. Funds raised help Scouts attend a camp..

To RSVP or for more information, call Noel at 360-460-3634 (leave voicemail), or email Sequim

Boating class

SEQUIM — Randy Roberts will present “Crossing the Canadian Border” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The lecture will be in The Gathering Place in Sunland, 125 Fairway Place.

Roberts will discuss requirements for crossing the border in both directions as well as considerations for cruising in Canadian waters.

The public is welcome to this free boating clinic conducted by the North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron.

For more information, visit www.northolympic

Thrift shop open

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

The shop is located at 204 W. Bell St.

Featured items this week include a pair of Harley Davidson leather chaps, a love seat and a drop leaf table and chairs set from the 1930s.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Garden club to meet

SEQUIM — Master gardener Muriel Nesbit will present “Sex Life of Potatoes” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Nesbitt will address the Sequim Prairie Garden Club at the clubhouse in Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St.

The public is welcome to this free monthly meeting.

For more information, visit www.sequimprairie

Toastmasters to meet

SEQUIM — Terry Barrett will present “New Year, New Way: Name Your Year” at a Skwim Toastmasters meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting will be held at The Gathering Place in Sunland, 135 Fairway Drive.

Barrett’s presentation is part of the Toastmasters’ Second Tuesday Featured Speaker series.

The public is invited to attend this free meeting.

Due to space limitations, preregistration at newyear is required.

Science Café

SEQUIM — Kim Sager-Fradkin will explore the lives and habitat of cougars on the Olympic Peninsula at the next Sequim Science Café at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The lecture will be at Paradise Restaurant, 703 N. Sequim Ave.

Sager-Fradkin is Wildlife Program Manager for Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Natural Resources. She will talk about a three-year collaborative study designed to help answer questions about the local cougar population including their numbers, locations, eating habits and what is needed to ensure that they remain a vibrant part of the ecosystem.

The event is sponsored by the Sequim Education Foundation.

The group’s mission is “to be a catalyst for vibrant growth of each student in the Sequim community.”

See www.sequim or ed.

WOW! forum

SEQUIM — Dr. Colin Wolslegel will present “Gastroenterology: The Full Scope” at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Wolslegel’s lecture is part of the Working on Wellness series presented by the Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic.

McTakeover scheduled

SEQUIM — Helen Haller Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Organization will host a McTakeover from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The takeover will be at the McDonald’s at 107 S. Seventh Ave.

McDonald’s will donate 40 percent of sales for those two hours, school officials say.

Helen Haller’s PTO is also selling BOGO coupon books as a fundraiser for school projects.

Paddlers to meet

SEQUIM — Olivia Vito will speak at the Olympic Peninsula Paddlers meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be held in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Vito is a program assistant for the North Olympic Samon Coalition.

Vito’s presentation will cover youth education programs, recent habitat restoration projects and the science behind habitat restoration.

The public is invited to attend this free meeting.

For more information call 360-461-7008, email or visit www.olympic


Cemetery meeting

GARDINER — The Gardiner Community Cemetery commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The monthly meeting is held in the Gardiner Community Center, 1040 Old Gardiner Road.

The public is invited to attend.


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.

The topic for today’s conversation will be “Our Greatest Threat.”

Monthly bingo

PORT TOWNSEND — Victoria Place will host Monthly Bingo at 2 p.m. today.

The game will be at the retirement community at 491 Discovery Road.

For more information, call 360-379-8223.

Postcard party

PORT TOWNSEND — Indivisible Huddle Port Townsend will host a postcard party from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

The party will be at Pippa’s Real Tea, 636 Water St.

Postcards, stamps, addresses and sample messages will be provided.

For more information, call Eva Bennett at 907-957-7037, email or visit

Acoustic cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — George Rezendes will host an acoustic music session from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The session will be held at the Velocity Cafe, 431 Water St.

This week’s session features Sue Thompson, Bobbi Nikles and Jere Canote.

For more information, email

Arts to Elders

PORT TOWNSEND — Simon Lynge will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The performance will be at Discovery View Retirement Community, 1051 Hancock Street.

The Arts to Elders series presents free concerts at senior residential care centers in Port Townsend.

For more information, call the Northwind Arts Center at 360-379-1086.

Indivisible event

PORT TOWNSEND — Indivisible Huddle Port Townsend will host a free presentation on the Long-Term Care Trust Act from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action will present this program in the Unity Center, 3918 San Juan Ave.

For more information, call Eva Bennett at 907-957-7037 or email

Computer meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Seriously Laidback Users Group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Macintosh computer user meeting will be held in Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

The meeting begins with a basic how to session and the general meeting begins at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit

Palindrome open mic

PORT TOWNSEND — A special open mic night is planned at the Palindrome on Tuesday.

Music, poetry, stories and dance are all welcome for the event put on by Eaglemount Wine and Cider with host Mossy Raven at the Palindrome, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road. Admission is free.

Each performer will get a free glass of cider on the house.

Tasting room doors will open at 7 p.m. sign-ups and enjoyment of wine and cider.

By 8 p.m., the tasting room will be closed and attendees will be invited into the Palindrome for the open mic.

Two microphones and a piano will be available to performers. If performers have other needs, they must bring their own systems.

Set length will depend on the turnout, organizers said, but added that performers should expect to be allotted two to three songs.


Wooden boat school

PORT HADLOCK — The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding will host tours of its campus from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

The free tours will be conducted at the school’s Port Hadlock Heritage Campus, 42 N. Water St.

No reservations are required for the tours, which are conducted on the first Friday of each month.

Tech Tuesday

PORT HADLOCK — Jefferson County Library tech staff will show patrons how to access thousands of ebooks and audiobooks from the library’s collection from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The free presentation will be at the library at 620 Cedar Ave.

Following the presentation, tech staff will be on hand from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to provide individual assistance with computer or handheld devices.

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

Farming film

PORT HADLOCK — The public is invited to a screening of the documentary, “Dirt Rich,” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The 2018 film will be presented at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

The free screening is part of the library’s Farming Film Festival which will be presented weekly through the end of February.

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

Succulent lecture

PORT HADLOCK — Master gardener Vicky Miller will present “Water Wise Succulent Gardening” from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The lecture will be at the Jefferson County Library 620 Cedar Ave.

Miller will discuss how to care for succulents with tips on soil, watering and propagation.

The public is welcome to attend this free presentation.

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

Sketch outing

PORT HADLOCK — Urban Sketchers will host a sketch outing from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

The group will meet at the Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road.

The public, including beginners, is welcome to attend.

For more information, call Barbara Kurland at 360-316-9947, email barb or visit urbansketchersport

Tool sharpening

PORT HADLOCK — Master gardeners Tim O’Neil and Bill Scott will present a workshop on how to sharpen tools from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

The free workshop will be in the Washington State University Jefferson County Extension classroom, 97 Oak Bay Road.

Attendees may bring one to three tools to learn how to sharpen.

Attendance at this program counts for continuing education for Jefferson County master gardeners.

For more information, call Bridget Gregg at 360-379-5610, ext. 210, email or visit jefferson/gardening-2.

Book discussion

PORT HADLOCK — A group discussion about the novel “Atonement” by Ian McEwan from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday.

The monthly discussion group meets at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Participants must sign up for the group at the library and will be lent a copy of the book to read when they do.

In February the group will be discussing “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle.

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 or visit the newsroom at 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA, 98362.

More in Life

A GROWING CONCERN: Get your garden marching orders

THE “IDES OF March” are nearly upon us and we had an… Continue reading

Peninsula seniors walk runways in New York City

Captain-Crystal, Kidd participate in Fashion Week

ISSUES OF FAITH: A case of holy jealousy

WE ARE NEARING the end of Lent and the number of services,… Continue reading

Artwork courtesy of Mary Hiestand / “Orange Flowers” by Mary Hiestand, a featured artist at the Blue Whole Gallery in March, will be on display during the First Friday Art Walk.
First Friday Art Walk Sequim celebrates March in glorious green

Self-guided tour available for monthly art walk in Sequim

Clallam County master gardeners, from left, Keith Dekker, Tom Del Hotal and Gordon Clark will conduct a free fruit tree pruning workshop Saturday at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden in Sequim.
Pruning workshop set Saturday for Sequim

Master gardeners Keith Dekker, Tom Del Hotal and Gordon Clark… Continue reading

Shipley Center Program Director Reba Renner, program director at the Shipley Center, sorts through more than 80 works of art that will be sold at the center’s art soiree Thursday evening.
Art sale fundraiser set Thursday

The Shipley Center will conduct an “Evening Art Soiree” from… Continue reading

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith.
Unity in Port Townsend planning for Sunday services

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith will present “Heart Centeredness” at… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Good habits build character for your garden

LET’S RECAP WHERE we are so far this year. I am back… Continue reading

CutlIne: What beautiful long ears and adorable eyes he has! Meet Rio,  a mammoth donkey who grew to 16’2 hands tall.
HORSEPLAY: Want a donkey? A beginners guide to donkey care

GOT THE URGE to bring home a cute, adorable miniature donkey? I’ve… Continue reading

“Against all Odds: Abandonment to Olympian, A Tribute to Joe Rantz” by Catherine Bilyard is one of 41 quilts on display in Sequim Museum & Arts through the end of March as part of the “Inspiration/Exploration” exhibit. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Joe Rantz quilt highlighted at Sequim museum

Tribute among 41 pieces in show

Sunday program set for OUUF

Joseph Bednarik will present “Sex and the Dictionary” at… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Cut away what holds growth back

IT’S FEBRUARY AND time to begin pruning the vineyards in Eastern Washington… Continue reading