Music, poetry, bowling, more planned on Olympic Peninsula

Music, poetry, bowling, more planned on Olympic Peninsula

A summer winery concert in Port Angeles, ekphrastic poetry in Port Townsend and free bowling in Forks are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar.


Summer concert

PORT ANGELES — Creme Tangerine will perform at Olympic Cellars Winery at 7 p.m. today and Saturday.

The performance is part of the Summer Concert series at the winery at 255410 U.S. Highway 101.

Admission is $13 in advance and $15 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased online at

Half the price of each ticket to tonight’s concert will be donated to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, while half of the proceeds of Saturday’s show will support Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County.

This week’s food vendor is the Next Door Gastropub.

For more information, call 360-452-0160 or visit

Soroptimist luncheon

PORT ANGELES — Cynthia Holmes will talk about how to make gluten-free treats at 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.

Holmes is the owner of Ancient Grains Kitchen.

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

Masonic bingo

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

The lodge is at 622 S. Lincoln St.

Proceeds will benefit Lodge programs.

For more information, visit

Movie screening

PORT ANGELES — The Coastal Watershed Institute will host a free screening of the film “Artifishal” at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The 2019 documentary will be shown at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave.

The film explores the challenges ecologists and conservationists face in the lucrative salmon hatchery industry.

The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with John McMillan from Trout Unlimited and James Karr from the University of Washington.

Light refreshments will be provided by Smuggler’s Landing and Sound Brewing.

Stay and play

PORT ANGELES — Clallam Mosaic will host Stay & Play Port Angeles for children 12 and younger from 10 a.m. to noon Monday.

The activity time for special needs children, their siblings and parents will be at Erickson Park, 302 S. Race St.

For more information, call Catherine McKinney at 360-681-8642, email [email protected] or visit www.clallam

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.

Genealogy and pizza

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will host “Webinar Wednesday with Pizza” from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The webinar at the society’s research center at 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., will be “A Path to Distant Lands: America’s Ethnic Settlements” presented by Sharon D. Monson.

The webinar is free and open to the public, but a $5 donation is requested from those who want to share in the pizza.

For more information, call the society at 360-417-5000 or visit www.clallam

Kiwanis to meet

PORT ANGELES — Tom Sanford will address a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles at noon Thursday.

The club meets weekly at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.

Sanford is the CEO of the North Olympic Land Trust.

The public is invited to attend the free meeting; food and beverages will be available for purchase.

For more information, visit kiwanisofpa.portal


Jumble sale

CARLSBORG — Project Linus will hold a Jumble Sale benefit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The fundraiser will be in the parking lot at 33 Valley Center Place.

Featured items include cameras, dolls, puzzles and DVDs.

Proceeds will support the project’s mission to make blankets for children in crisis or difficult situations.

For more information, call Phyllis Carey, 360-797-7417, email [email protected] or visit www.


Big bang bowling

FORKS — The North Olympic Library System will celebrate the end of the 2019 Summer Reading Program with free bowling from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

The celebration will be at Sunset Lanes, 261 E. E St.

Attendees who show their library cards will receive free lane and shoe rentals.

Library staff will be on hand to sign people up for library cards.

All ages are welcome, but children 12 years and younger should be accompanied by an adult.

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


Discussion group

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

The discussion group meets in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

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

This week’s topic is “Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future.”

For more information, call George Noa at 360-808-9911, email [email protected] or visit

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 week, the shop features a manual Remington typewriter, quilting supplies, a Go Baby fabric cutter with dies and a Simplicity rotary cutting machine.

White-tagged items are half price.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Winery anniversary

SEQUIM — Wind Rose Cellars will celebrate its 10th anniversary Saturday from noon to 9 p.m.

The celebration will be at the winery at 233 Bell Bottom Road.

Food from Bella Italia will be available for purchase.

Chicken Fried Swing will perform gypsy jazz from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Sarah Shea and Chez Jazz will perform jazz vocals from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Lee Oskar and Friends will perform junk, blues and jazz from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public but access to the musical performances is $10 per person for the daytime shows and $25 per person for the evening act.

Advance tickets are available at www.brown

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.

Dance show

SEQUIM — The Buck Ellard Band will perform “Playing The Songs You Forgot You Remembered” from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The dinner and dance will be at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

Admission is $10 per person and includes dinner.

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


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 “Virtual/Alternative Realities.”

Movie screening

PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Animal Advocates will screen the film “A Call to Life: Variations on the Theme of Extinction” from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight.

The film will be shown at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 2333 San Juan Ave.

The film uses the interplay of Kathleen Dean Moore’s spoken words and Rachelle McCabe’s performance of Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme from Corelli” on piano to call for action against global warming and mass extinction.

The public is invited to attend this free presentation.

UFO meetup

PORT TOWNSEND — Michael Brein will speak at a meeting of Olympic UFO Meetup from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The meeting will be held at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting House, 1841 Sheridan Ave.

Brein, the co-author of the Road to Strange series, will pay tribute to his late colleague, Rosemary Gulley.

The monthly meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 360-344-2991 or email [email protected]

Rock concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Melodime will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

The show will be presented at Rainshadow Recording Studio, Building 315 at Fort Worden, 200 Battery Way.

The Virginia-based band performs rock and Americana.

Advance tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at melodime.brown

For more information, call Everett Moran at 360-301-0291 or email [email protected]

Toastmasters to meet

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Toastmasters Club will meet at noon Thursday.

The group will meet in the first floor hospitality room in Avamere at Port Townsend, 1201 Hancock St.

The public is invited to attend this free meeting.

For more information, call 360-789-7691 or visit

Ekphrastic evening

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Reading series will host an Ekphrastic Evening at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The group reading will be at Northwind Art Center, 701 Water St.

Ekphrastic poems begin with inspiration from another piece of art.

Writers will be sharing works related to the Expressions Northwest exhibit currently on display in the center.

Suggested donation is $5.

For more information, call Mawhinney at 360-302-1159.

Jazz concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Miles Okazaki will perform a solo concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Okazaki will perform at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting, 1841 Sheridan St.

Suggested donation is $20 per person; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Akazaki, a Port Townsend native, recently released the six-disc collection “The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk for Solo Guitar.”

He will perform selections from the Monk collection as well as some jazz standards.

For more information, call George Rezendes at 360-385-7696 or email [email protected]


All County Picnic

CHIMACUM — Local 20/20 and the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management will host a picnic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The picnic will be at HJ Carroll Park, 9884 state Highway 19.

The picnic will feature booths and vendors to help increase resilience and disaster preparation for county residents.

And there will be free corn on the cob.

For more information, including the schedule of workshops, visit Picnic.

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 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.

Book trivia

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Library will sponsor Books on Tap Trivia from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The trivia contest will be held at Finn River Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

Participants can bring a team or join one at the cidery.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-6544 or visit


Hot jazz

PORT LUDLOW — Kirk and Kompany Jazz will perform “Hot Jazz in the Summertime” from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The concert is part of the Music on the Green series held at the Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place.

Admission is $25 per person for this 21-and-older event.

Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Outside food will be permitted.

For more information, call Mark Torres at 360-437-2208 or email bayclub [email protected]


Trivia on tap

PORT HADLOCK — Jefferson County Library will host a trivia night at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The competition will be at The Keg & I, 1291 Chimacum Road.

The theme is space so questions may cover the stars, constellations and the planets.

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

Attendees must be 21 or more years old.


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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