Lapidary open house, historic airplane replica, fly-tying demonstration offered on Peninsula

A lapidary open house, a replica of a historic airplane and a fly-tying demonstration are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Volksfair car show

BLYN — Strait Air Volksgruppe’s 12th annual North Olympic Volksfair is set from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

For VW owners, registration on the day of the event is $20 at the 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101. The first 60 people to register will receive goody bags.

Spectators will be admitted free.

As part of the show’s canned food drive, those who provide a donation will receive a free raffle ticket.

Raffle drawings will occur every half hour.

For more information, visit show-info.


Eyeglasses donations

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Lions Club will accept donations of used eyeglasses at its booth during the Clallam County Fair today through Sunday.

The booth is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. during that time at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St.

Each of those who donates a pair will receive a free bag of popcorn.

All donations are acceptable: prescription glasses, readers, sunglasses, broken glasses and plastic frames.

Children’s glasses are especially needed, according to a news release.

Oxford car wash

PORT ANGELES — Area Oxford Houses will offer a car wash service from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Residents will collect nonperishable food items for a wash at the Salvation Army at 206 S. Peabody St.

Participating houses include Madrona, Lein, Sunrise, Ohana, Pine and Greenleaf.

Food items will be donated to Salvation.

Plant clinic

PORT ANGELES — The Washington State University Clallam County Extension will host a plant clinic Monday.

From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the public can seek a variety of plant help and assistance during the clinic at the Clallam County Courthouse at 223 E. Fourth St.

Questions relating to plant identification, pest and disease control, as well as vegetable gardening can be addressed.

For more information, call 360-417-2514.

Gardening advice

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited to ask master gardeners about vegetable gardening from 10 a.m. to noon Monday.

Master gardeners will be available Mondays as they tend their plots at the Fifth Street Community Garden at 328 E. Fifth St. during the growing season to chat.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

Blanket drive

PORT ANGELES — Members of the Salvation Army’s Blanket Exchange program will accept donations of blankets from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Members accept blanket donations every Tuesday at the Salvation Army, 123 S. Peabody St.

Blankets in all conditions are accepted. Blanket Exchange members will wash them, event organizers said.

For more information, call 360-452-7679.

Jazz band performance

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College’s Jazz Ensemble will perform a free concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The performance will be held at the college’s Maier Concert hall, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

For more information, call David P. Jones at 360-417-6405 or visit www.pen

Book talk

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Literary Society will host a discussion at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The talk is free and open to the public.

No reservations are needed.

This month, the society will discuss “The Gilded Hour,” by Sara Donati.

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


Discussion group

SEQUIM — The Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon today.

New members are welcome to the meeting at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The group will examine “NATO’s [North Atlantic Treaty Organization] enemies within — how democratic decline could destroy the alliance,” according to a news release.

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

Grounds cleanup

SEQUIM — A work party to maintain Sequim High School’s grounds is planned from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Members of the public are invited to help at the high school, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Work will consist of pulling weeds and general cleanup.

Beverages and snacks will be provided.

For more information, call Emily Westcott at 360-670-6294.

Bear presentation

SEQUIM — The Dungeness River Audubon Center will host another “Focus On” series beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Admission is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.

To kick off the series, bears will be examined during the presentation at the center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The Focus On Series is back by popular demand. This time around, the groun will explore six new subjects.

Each class will feature stories, as well as a of review behaviors, adaptations, habitats and conservation statuses.

Guild thrift shop

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

Featured at the shop, 204 W. Bell St., will be a black leather chair with ottoman, wine bar and two oak bar stools.

Also available will be summer fashions, designer handbags, jewelry, books and puzzles, as well as kitchenware.

White-tagged items will be marked at half-price.

Consignors and new volunteers are always needed.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Pool party

SEQUIM — Sequim Library’s will celebrate the conclusion of the annual Summer Reading Program with a pool party at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Program participants and their families are invited to the free party at the Sequim YMCA pool, 610 N. Fifth Ave.

Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult in the facility.

Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult into the pool area.

All adults must have ID.


SEQUIM — Wind Rose Cellars will fete seven years with a “Winiversary” slated from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Tours, tastings, live music and wood-fired pizza are planned during the festivities at the winery, 233 Bell Bottom Road.

Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs.

Pizza sales will be donated to the North Olympic Land Trust.

For more information, call 360-681-0690.

Dinner, dance

SEQUIM — Sequim Prairie Grange’s dinner-dance is set from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The cost is $10 for the event at the grange, 290 Macleay Road.

The Buck Ellard Band will provide music.

Learn mindfulness

SEQUIM — Terrance Wolf will offer members of the public an introduction to mindfulness and meditation at 7 p.m. Monday.

Held Mondays through Aug. 27, Wolf will guide participants through the practices at 353 Chickadee Lane.

The sessions are free.

For more information, contact Wolf at 650-743-6251 or

Novel conversations

SEQUIM — The Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Sequim Library to discuss “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond.

The free program will be in the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Copies of “Evicted” are available in various formats including regular print, large print, audiobook and downloadable eBook, which may be requested online by visiting the library catalog at

A limited number of copies of each book discussion selection are available at the library the month prior to each meeting.

To view a complete list of the 2018 selections, visit discussion-groups.

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

PUD candidate meet

SEQUIM — The public is invited to meet Public Utilities District Commissioner candidate Jim Waddell, a candidate for the Clallam County Public Utility District, on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Due to limited space, RSVPs are requested. To RSVP, email

The event will be held at Sunny Shores Beach Club Cabana at the corner of Serpentine Avenue (off Woodcock Road) and Jamestown Road in Sequim.

Refreshments will be served.

Waddell, a retired Army Corps of Engineers civil engineer, is challenging incumbent Ted Simpson for the District 3 seat in the Nov. 6 general election.

Coffee with mayor

SEQUIM — Residents can meet informally with Sequim Mayor Dennis Smith at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Smith will be joined by Barbara Hanna, communications and marketing director, at the Black Bear Diner, 1471 E. Washington St., for the August edition of the Coffee with the Mayor program.

For more information, contact Smith at

Plant clinic

SEQUIM — Members of the public are invited to ask master gardeners about gardening from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Master gardeners will be available Thursdays at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden at 2711 Woodcock Road to answer questions regarding identification, pest and disease control and vegetable gardening.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.


Lapidary open house

CARLSBORG — Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association has set its open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Rock hounds and rock lovers are invited to bring their buckets and boxes of rocks to the club’s Shop and Lapidary Classroom at 81 Hooker Road, unit No. 5.

Class instructors will be available to show attendees how to cut and polish stones, as well as explain the various classes offered by the club including metal smith, wire wrap, faceting and beading.

Attendees can also have unknown rocks identified during the event.

For more information, call club President Scott Thornhill at 360-912-2987 or Kathy Schreiner, publicity coordinator, at 360-681-3811.


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 “Conspiracy Theories.”

Boat tours

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to take a tour on the Martha J, a 1984 24-foot motor launch, today and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Those interested are asked to meet on the floating dock in front of the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.

Tours are by donation and take about 30 minutes.

Tours also will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The service is on a first-come, first-served basis, with a six-person capacity.

For more information, call 360-385-3628 ext. 103, email or visit www.nwmari

Team longboat

PORT TOWNSEND — Members of the public can enroll in an opportunity to row and sail a historic replica longboat from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Signup is required. To register, call Catherine Leporati at 250-385-3628 ext. 104.

The program is free, though donations are accepted to the class at the Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC), 431 Water St.

Applicants of all experience levels and who are older than 12 are encouraged to enroll.

The event titled “Team Longboat” is a NWMC program and will be held Fridays until Aug. 24.

For more information, call Leporati or visit

Principal meet

PORT TOWNSEND — Members of the public can meet the new principal of Blue Heron Middle School/OCEAN at 3 p.m. today.

Principal Theresa Campbell will be available to greet and welcome and at the middle school’s commons, 3939 San Juan Ave.

Fly-tying demo

PORT TOWNSEND — Bob Triggs will offer a fly-tying demonstration from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today.

The demonstration will be at Port Townsend Library at 1220 Lawrence St.

Triggs is a lifelong fisherman, boater and outdoorsman. He began his guiding career in 1994 and since then has guided in New England, New York, Alaska, Kamchatka in Russia and Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.

His articles and essays on the fishing life have appeared in Fly Fisherman Magazine, Fly Fishing in Salt Waters, Heading Out, The Yale Angler’s Journal, Land Rover Journal and numerous regional outdoors publications and newspapers.

He writes and fishes on the Olympic Peninsula.

Discount swim

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to Mountain View Pool from 7 to 9 tonight for Discount Night.

Everyone will be admitted for $3. The whole pool is dedicated to play. Noodles, rings and other toys are available.

There will be no lap lanes. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.

For information, call 360-385-7665 or email ascalf@cityofpt.u.

Plane on display

PORT TOWNSEND — The airplane Miss Veedol and Spirit of Wenatchee group will visit the Port Townsend Aeroplane Museum on Saturday.

The replica of Miss Veedol will be on display from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the museum, 105 Airport Road.

In October 1931, pilots Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon made the first-ever nonstop flight across the Pacific Ocean in Miss Veedol, a modified 1930 Bellanca Skyrocket.

The big, orange, tube-and-fabric aircraft departed Sabishiro Beach near Misawa in Aomori Prefecture, Japan, heavily loaded with 915 gallons of aviation fuel.

After a mile-long run down the beach, they finally succeeded in getting airborne. After a 41-hour flight, they landed in East Wenatchee.

“The original Miss Veedol was lost at sea in 1932 … [and] the flying replica — photographed at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2003 — helps keep the Pangborn-Herndon story alive,” according to a news release.

The museum will offer half-price admission.

Area smoke from forest fires may prevent Miss Veedol from flying to Port Townsend, said owners, who suggest visitors call the museum at 360-379-5244 today or Saturday to confirm.

For more information, visit

‘Prose, poetry, pastry’

PORT TOWNSEND — An evening of short story and poetry readings will be open to the public Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Doors to the event at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Fellowship Hall, 2333 San Juan Ave., will open at 6 p.m.

Attendees can partake in coffee and tortes as the authors present their passages.

Michael Kleinherne will read short stories from his first book “The Shooting Break,” and Henry Amick will orate free-association travel poems.

Kleinherne has taught at colleges in Michigan, New Orleans and Ohio, as well as at Eichstätt University.

Amick has written for Interior Design magazine, developed educational curriculum for museums and is on an agent hunt for his debut novel “The Road Les [sic] Took.”

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Au Contraire will be the featured musical entertainment at the next Quimper Grange contra dance and social at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $6; children younger than 16 will be admitted free at the grange, 1219 Corona St.

Lindsey Dono will be the caller.

The event will begin with a half-hour lesson at 7:30 p.m., after which the dance will be held until 11 p.m.

For more information, visit


Town-wide sale

QUILCENE — The public is invited to scour through a town-wide community sale at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The whole community will have tables set up in Quilcene on and around U.S. Highway 101, offering up well-loved, but no-longer-used goods.

Fitness class

QUILCENE — Leslie Bunton will lead a dance aerobics and strength training class set from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Bunton is American Council on Exercise-certified and leads classes Tuesdays at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101.

Newcomers are encouraged to call Bunton at 360-765-0164 and arrive about 10 minutes early to the session.

For more information, call Bunton.


Trivia night

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Library invites the public to come test their knowledge about books, film and pop culture at 6:30 tonight.

The library’s “Books on Tap” trivia event will be held at Finnriver Farm & Cidery at 124 Center Road.

The event is free. Those interested can fly solo or form a team.

Clothing swap

CHIMACUM — Chimacum Parent Teacher-Teacher School Association’s 10th annual back-to-school clothes swap will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Today form 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., those with donations can exchange them for an equal amount of coupons at Chimacum Elementary school multi-purpose room, to shop with during the Saturday event.

People can swap clean, outgrown clothes sizes 5-16, as well as shoes and backpacks.

Those without clothes to swap can buy items for $1.


Caregiver support

PORT HADLOCK — Caregivers and anyone who knows someone afflicted with memory loss are invited to attend a free Alzheimer Association Caregiver support group meeting at 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Meetings are held every second Monday at the Port Hadlock Community United Methodist Church, 130 Church Lane.

For more information, call Patricia Smith at 360-379-4186.

Tech Tuesday

PORT HADLOCK — Drop-in tech assistance will be available at the Jefferson County Library from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Library staff will be on hand to provide individual assistance with computers or hand-held devices at the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

Attendees can bring devices or borrow one from the library.

Trivia night

PORT HADLOCK — Jefferson County Library staff will be available for a friendly night of trivia competition from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Those 21 and older are invited to the trivia night at the Keg & I, 1291 Chimacum Road.

Question topics include — but are not limited to — science, area history, pop culture and geography.

Participants can bring a team or come solo.

An extra point will be awarded to teams who present their library cards.

Memory cafe

PORT HADLOCK — The East Jefferson County Memory Cafe is set for 2 p.m. Thursday.

The meeting at Ferino’s Pizzeria, 846 Ness Corner, aims to gather people with memory loss, as well as their friends and family to connect and socialize. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Patricia Smith at 360-379-4186 or patricia


Bowling night

FORKS — For Forks Library Reading Program participants, free family bowling is planned from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Reading program participants and their families are invited to Sunset Lanes, 216 E. E St., to celebrate the program’s culmination.

Those who bring their library card will receive a free lane and shoe rentals.

Youth younger than 12 are requested to be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call Jennifer LuBecke at 360-417-8500 ext. 7797.

Family fun day

FORKS — A family fun night is planned at Family First Center from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Featured will be games, prizes, popcorn and beverages at the center, 945 S. Forks Ave. Admission is free.

For more information, call 360-374-9340 ext. 221.


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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