Outdoor work parties, garden party on tap this week on the Peninsula

Outdoor work parties in Port Townsend and Brinnon, a garden party and a summer solstice barbecue are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.


Garden fundraiser

PORT ANGELES — Soroptimist Noon Club and Soroptimist Jet Set clubs will host a garden party high tea and silent auction fundraiser from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Elks Naval Lodge ballroom, 131 E. First St.

Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased from any Soroptimist member, the Elks Club or Northwestern Territories Inc. Engineering & Surveying office, 717 Peabody St.

Tickets also can be purchased by calling 360-452-9622.

Proceeds from the event will help finance a privacy fence for Rose House.

Donations are accepted.

Food and desserts will be served. Amanda Bacon will provide entertainment, while Jim Rosand will play background music.

The auction will feature a rose painting by Karen Sistek, lawn art, crystal treasures, planters, fused glass and theme baskets.

For more information, call 360-452-9622.

Pinning ceremony

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to attend Peninsula College’s Medical Assisting Program annual pinning ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Graduates from prior years who have passed the National Contract Management Association exam are encouraged to participate in the event held in the college’s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Participants who have registered should arrive at least a half-hour prior to the start of the ceremony.

For more information, email Rachel Pairsh at [email protected]

Airplane rides

PORT ANGELES — The Experimental Aircraft Association and its Young Eagles Program will host free airplane rides from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairchild International Airport.

Weather permitting, children ages 8 to 17 are invited to take part in free airplane rides at the airport, 1402 Fairchild Airport Road.

For information, contact Lee Runion at 425-282-9122 or [email protected] comcast.net.

Retired Coast Guard

PORT ANGELES — Retired Coast Guard members will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Joshua’s Restaurant for coffee and breakfast.

Members meet to share breakfast and camaraderie at Joshua’s, 113 DelGuzzi Drive.

Support group

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center will host a cancer support group class from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

The class, “Skin and Hair Care During Cancer Treatment,” will be at Studio 121, 1222 E. Front St.

For information, call patient navigator assistant Elizabeth Thomas at 360-582-5697.

Monday Musicale

PORT ANGELES — Monday Musicale will meet in the Queen of Angels Fellowship Hall, 209 W. 11th St., from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Musicale scholarship winners Hana Kildall, violin; Colleen Carpenter, voice; and Alexandra Peabody, clarinet, will provide music.

The musical entertainment at 1 p.m. is open to the public.

For more information, call Ruth Welch at 360-457-5223.

Sharks lecture

PORT ANGELES — Dayv Lowry of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife will present a lecture on sharks in Washington waters at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room 205 at The Landing mall.

Members of the Feiro Marine Life Center will be admitted free; a donation of $5 is requested of all others at the lecture at 115 E. Railroad Ave.

Lowry will talk about spiny dogfish and sixgill sharks, explain what is known and not known about them, and demonstrate how Fish and Wildlife works on species management.

For information, email [email protected] center.org.

Concentration camp

SEQUIM — The public is invited to hear two Bainbridge Island Japanese-American women speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Sequim Library.

Lilly Kodama and Kay Nakao will share their experiences as internees at Manzanar and Minidoka concentration camps during the free presentation at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the program.

Rod Norvell will host the program.

For more information, call Norvell at 360-477-4812.

Sound bath

PORT ANGELES — The Center for Spiritual Living will host two summer solstice crystal bowl sound baths Wednesday.

The one-hour sessions will be held at the center, 254 N. Bagely Creek Road.

The cost is $10.

Sophia Engkvist will facilitate the event and play her crystal bowls.

Seating is available, but attendees can bring their own blankets, pillows or mats.

Fore information, call 714-642-4925.

‘Trudell’ documentary

PORT ANGELES — The Elwha Klallam Heritage Center will host a screening of the documentary “Trudell” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The screening at the center at 401 E. First St. will be free.

The film traces the life of Native American activist and poet John Trudell from his childhood in Omaha, Neb., through his role as a leader of the Native American movement. It also covers his rebirth as a musician and spoken word poet after his wife died in a house fire suspected as arson.

Heather Rae produced and directed the film, which took her more than a decade to complete. “Trudell” aired nationally April 11, 2006, as part of the Independent Lens series on PBS.

Email [email protected] or call 360- 417-8545 for more information.


Mammoth tooth display

SEQUIM — The public is invited to the Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association’s presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Lori Christie will provide information and details of her discovery of a mammoth tooth at the Fifth Avenue Retirement Center, 500 W. Hendrickson Road.

This event is free.

For more information, phone 360-912-2987.

Discussion group

SEQUIM — The Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Sequim Library.

The free member-moderated group will discuss Citizens United v. the Federal Elections Commission and the power of corporations.

For information, contact James Moore at misterjmm @gmail.com or call 360-808-9080.

Play continues

SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts’s production of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” a Tony Award-winning 21st-century comedy written by playwright Christopher Durang, continues this weekend.

The curtain at 414 N. Sequim Ave. will rise for the show directed by Jim Guthrie at 7:30 tonight and Saturday night and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for students.

Tickets are on sale online at olympictheatrearts.org/OTA or at the theater box office, which is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

For information, contact the office at 360-683-7326.

Pie social

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Garden Club will host an Old-Fashioned Pie Social from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pioneer Memorial Park.

Pie will be $3 a slice including ice cream. Gluten-free slices also will be available at the park, 387 E. Washington St.

The event will benefit park maintenance and local scholarships.

For information, call 360-808-3434 or email [email protected]

Garage sale

SEQUIM — The Sequim Valley Car Club will host a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the corner of House Road and Old Olympic Highway.

Proceeds will help offset the club’s rental costs.

For information, phone Dave McIntosh at 360-461-4431.

Thrift shop

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

Many new and gently used items await purchase at the shop at 204 W. Bell St.

Featured will be furniture with accessories, puzzles, books, dishware and kitchenware, jewelry and designer handbags as well as summer fashions.

Also featured will be a wedding dress, veil and petticoat by ADA; an antique solid wood dining table with two leafs; and artwork.

All white-tagged items will be marked half-price.

New consignors and volunteers are always needed.

For information, call 360-683-7044.

Musical meeting

SEQUIM — The inaugural meeting of the Lavender Jazz & Blues Society is set from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Monday at the Sequim Library.

The meeting, held in Room 104 at 630 N. Sequim Ave., will be free and open to the public.

Local bands and show promotion will be some topics covered at the meeting.

For information, call Sterling Hall at 360-809-0231.

Homeopathy talk

SEQUIM — The Natural Healing Clinic will present “Homeopathy: Mystery of Healing Movie and Talk” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday.

The free event will be held at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Due to limited seating, registration is required.

To register, call 360-457-1515.

Fly-fishing meeting

SEQUIM — The Sequim Greywolf Fly-Fishers will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

The gathering will open with a brief business meeting, after which reports of fishing at local lakes and favorite flies that successfully catch fish will be heard.

The remainder of the meeting will be reserved for individual fly-tying.

Those interested in participating are asked to bring their own equipment and materials.

A fly raffle also will be held.

For information, call Erik Simpson at 360-683-6684.

Media presentation

SEQUIM — “Media Literacy,” a free two-hour workshop, is set at the Sequim Library at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Librarians Danielle Gayman and Sarah Morrison at the Port Angeles Library of the North Olympic Library System will present the workshop at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

“Today’s media landscape and technologies mean that misinformation or disinformation can be widely shared and disseminated, accidentally or purposefully, regardless of the facts,” according to a news release issued by the library system.

Librarians are experienced in examining all types of information resources for authenticity, relevance and authority, the news release said.

According to the Pew Research Center, a majority of adults and youths in this nation get their news from their social media feeds, the library system said

For information, contact Gayman or Morrison at 360-417-8500, ext. 7706; send an email to [email protected]; or visit www.nols.org.

Potluck dinner, speaker

SEQUIM — The public is invited to the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society’s free annual spring potluck dinner, featuring guest speaker Jenna Ziogas, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Dungeness River Center.

Following the dinner, Ziogas will present “Gaining Global Perspective” at 7 p.m. at the center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Ziogas, the Audubon’s education coordinator, recently spent three summers in Tanzania to lead conservation projects with high school students across the world, according to a news release.

She will share stories, including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, animal sightings, meeting Jane Goodall and lessons learned along the way.

Event organizers encourage those interested to bring a dish to share, a plate and utensils.

For information, visit www.olympicpeninsulaaudubon.org.

Plant workshop

SEQUIM — The Dungeness River Audubon Center will host a deciduous plants workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

Attendees will learn how to identify different species through lectures and field experiences at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Jenna Ziogas will present scientific information, while Robert Armal will teach the drawing component of the class.

The class is the first in a series, with a goal of completing an informational field guide for the park.

For information, call 360-681-4076.

Quilt exhibit

SEQUIM — The Sequim Civic Center will continue to host an exhibit of quilts, “Piecing Together a Changing Planet.”

This is the only stop in the Pacific Northwest for the “Piecing Together a Changing Planet” exhibit at the center, 152 W. Cedar St.

The juried show of 26 art quilts was created as a way to highlight a few of the ways that national parks are impacted by climate change, pollution and other phenomena.


Car show

PORT TOWNSEND — The Rakers Car Club’s 14th annual car show will be open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

General admission at the Erickson Building at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St., will be $5 for adults, with children 12 and younger admitted free. Military members and families are free as well.

Vehicle registration will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Field, 550 Washington St.

All vehicles are welcome. Entry for cars is $20.

Awards will be at 3 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the club’s Rakers Automotive Technology Scholarship.

For information, call Vic Olson at 360-385-1442 or Lance Rosmaier at 360-385-2638.

Sailing class

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center will host the US Sailing-certified basic keelboat class on anchoring and docking from 9 a.m. to noon today.

Each person completing the class at the center, 431 Water St., will receive a US Sailing membership, logbook and certification sticker.

For registration information, call Ace Spragg at 360-385-3628, ext. 103, or email [email protected]

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 this week was not available.

For more information, go to www.conversationcafe.org.

Benefit dance

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to the Port Townsend Education Foundation and Dirty Beat Duo’s “School’s Out for Summer Epic Dance Party” from 7 to 10 tonight.

Donations of $20 are suggested — with a minimum of $10 — to the event at the Palindrome, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road.

Admission is free for those 18 and younger.

Uncle Funk & The Dope G and Dirty Beat Duo will perform.

All proceeds will benefit the foundation’s efforts to fund art programs for Port Townsend schools.

Film screening

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Green Sanctuary Environmental Action Community will screen the film “Tickling Giants” at 7 tonight.

The film will be screened at the fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

“Tickling Giants” is by “Daily Show” senior producer Sara Taksler. It follows Bassem Youssef, who has allegedly been dubbed the “Egyptian Jon Stewart,” according to a news release.

Fore information, visit ticklinggiants.com.

Wildlife education

PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Reptile 4-H Club will host a Wildlife Education Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The fair will be at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St.

Admission is free, although donations will be accepted.

Visitors can interact with live wild birds and reptiles and learn about local agencies and what they are doing to help the wildlife and their habitats in the area. An entomologist will tell about insects.

Smokey Bear is expected to attend.

Work party

PORT TOWNSEND — The Friends of Fort Worden Trail Team will host a work party from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Volunteers will meet at the parking lot near the School of Woodworking at the state park, 200 Battery Way.

Participants are encouraged to bring work gloves, water, loppers and friends. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.

For information, email [email protected] or go to fwfriends.org.

UFO Meet Up

PORT TOWNSEND — Olympic UFO Meet Up will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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

James Clarkson, state director of the Mutual UFO Network, will explore “UFO Reality.”

Attendees will be invited to continue their discussions at another location following the meeting.

Space will be available for people to meet in private.

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

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Music by Countercurrents with calling by Michael Karcher will be featured from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Quimper Grange contra dance.

Admission is $6 for adults; teens younger than 16 will be admitted free.

For information, go to ptcommunitydance.com or call 360-385-0456.

Trail work

PORT TOWNSEND — Admiralty Audubon will host a trail party at Kah Tai Lagoon Preserve Park on San Juan Avenue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The work party will be followed by a potluck at noon for participants at the Pope Marine Building, 1000 Madison St.

Volunteers are asked to bring wheelbarrows, garden rakes and work gloves. Snacks, hot tea and water will be provided.

For information, call 360-385-0307 or 360-531-3415.

Story swap

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Story Guild will host its monthly swap at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Port Townsend Library.

Up to seven tellers will share their stories, and there will be discussion.

Attendees can sign up to tell when they arrive on a first-come basis. Stories are told, not read. Use of voices, gestures, music and props is welcome.

For information, call 360-316-9600 or email [email protected]

Musical performance

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to attend a free performance by Kristin and Otto Smith from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The duo will present “Homemade Music” at Discovery View Retirement Community, 1051 Hancock St.

They enjoy encouraging residents to verbalize about their musical past by playing tunes that will bring out stories that are fascinating to hear, according to a news release.

The Smiths have taught and performed music together since 1981.

Kristin is a music instructor and concertmaster for the Port Townsend Community Orchestra and performs with the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, while Otto and his concertina also play with both orchestras.

Yacht club meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to attend Point Wilson Sail & Power Squadron’s meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

During the meeting, Gordan Lacey will discuss the latest capabilities and trends in boat electronics at the Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington St.

Lacey has been an avid boater for most of his life and worked as an electrical engineer for Bonneville Power, Fluke and Microsoft.

For information, call Linda Newland at 360-437-3950 or visit www.pointwilson.org.

Tidepools readings

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Reading Series will feature readings from Tidepools 2017 — Peninsula College’s art, literature and music magazine — at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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

The suggested donation is $5. All proceeds will support the Northwind Arts Center.

Tidepools magazine, a publishing venue for Peninsula artists, writers and musicians, will bring this year’s issue to Port Townsend.

The magazine is designed around the creative work of local residents: from youths to students, and from hobbyists to professional artists and musicians.

This showcase for local talent is produced at Peninsula College, publishes one issue a year, has won two recent statewide awards for best literary magazine and is run by media and English student co-editors in a magazine publishing course.

Writers will read, artists will discuss their work and musicians will perform a song from the new CD. Copies of the magazine will be available at the event.

For more information, contact Bill Mawhinney at 360-302-1159.

Health seminar

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to attend Jefferson Healthcare’s free health seminar, “Degenerative Joint Pain: An Orthopedic Perspective,” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Dr. Edward Eissmann and physical therapist Mitzi Hazard will speak at the seminar in the Dirksen Conference Room of Jefferson Healthcare, 834 Sheridan St.

Eissmann will speak about degenerative joint pain, joint replacements, arthritis, osteoporosis and the available treatments for those ailments.

Hazard, the manager of Rehabilitation Services & Wellness, will present information on the continuum of care relating to the Total Joint Replacement Program.

Following the presentations, a question-and-answer session will be held with the speakers. Light refreshments prepared by chef Arran Stark will be available.

For information, visit www.jeffersonhealthcare.org.

Ukulele jam

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to Ukuleles Unite’s “Naked Lady” ukulele jam from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Haller Fountain on Washington Street.

The free event will be held every Thursday through July and part of August, according to a news release.

For more information, email George Yount at [email protected]


Open house

PORT HADLOCK — The public is invited to All Point Pilates’ open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The event will feature Pilates demonstrations and complimentary group classes at the studio, 20 Colwell St.

This event is in tandem with the studio’s recent expansion.

For information, visit www.AllPointsPilates.com.

Teen art workshop

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library will host a teen art workshop at 2 p.m. Thursday.

The free workshop for teens ages 12 through 18 will be at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

A second part of the workshop will take place June 29.

All materials will be provided.


Genealogy talk

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Genealogical Society will host Austin Kerr during its monthly meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

The meeting is free and open to the public at the Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Drive.

Kerr will present the story of his family to illustrate the impact of America’s transportation revolution on migration and economic opportunities.

He is an Ohio State University professor and a genealogical society member.

For more information, visit www.wajcgs.org.


‘Richard III’

QUILCENE — Students of Olympic Peninsula Home Connection, ages 9 through 14, will present William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” at 7 tonight and Saturday at the Quilcene Theater.

Admission will be by donation at the theater, 11 Old Church Road.

For information, contact Karen Brennan at 360-774-0242 or [email protected]

Solstice barbecue

QUILCENE — The public is invited to Quilcene Gardens’ barbecue celebrating the summer solstice from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The free barbecue will feature grilled sausages and salads at the gardens, 71 Old Church Road.

Event organizers ask those interested to bring their own beverage and a dessert.

For information, call 360-774-0465.


Recycling presentation

BRINNON — The public is invited to Dosewallips State Park’s free recycling presentation, titled “Recycle in the Park,” at 8 p.m. Saturday.

A park ranger will speak about recycling and ways to improve environmental responsibility at the park’s amphitheater, 306996 U.S. Highway 101.

A Discover Pass is required for this event.

For information, call 360-796-4415.

Work party

BRINNON — The Jefferson Land Trust will host a summer stewardship work party at the Duckabush Oxbow and Wetlands Preserve at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Volunteers will give recently native trees a head start by digging out the blackberry crowns around them.

For directions and information, email Carrie at [email protected]


Benefit tourney

FORKS — The seventh annual Tod Horton Memorial Co-ed Softball Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Tillicum Park ballfields.

For information about the tournament on Tillicum Lane, contact Dan Trickey at 360-640-1200 or 360-477-9898.

Prime rib dinner

FORKS — The Forks Emblem Club No. 488 will host a prime rib dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Forks Elks Lodge.

Children 3 and younger are admitted free; children ages 4 through 12 are $10; seniors are admitted for $18; all others are $20 at the lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

Dinner will be served with tea, coffee, water and dessert.

It will benefit local charities.

For information, call the lodge at 360-374-2524.

Elks bingo

FORKS — The Forks Elks Club will host bingo games at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Early bird sessions will start at 6:30 p.m. with regular bingo at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

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