A presentation on Ozette village basketry, a virtual reality session and a kick-off to the Port Townsend Community Read are among the upcoming activities on the Peninsula.
Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com/calendar.
FORKS — The West End Sportsmen will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The fundraiser will be at the club at 243 Sportsmen’s Club Road.
Proceeds will benefit hunter education programs and the annual Kids’ Fishing Day.
Ozette village basketry
NEAH BAY — Dale R. Croes and Colin Grier will present a lecture and slide show on Ozette village basketry from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The lecture, in the classroom at the Makah Museum, 1880 Bayview Ave., is based on Croes’ new book “Basketry from the Ozette Village Archaeological Site.”
Croes will sign copies of the book after the lecture, and copies of the book will be available for purchase.
For more information, call the museum at 360-645-2711.
PORT ANGELES — Daniel Gullota will present “Andrew Jackson, Native Americans and the Indian Removal Act” at 12:35 p.m. Thursday.
The free lecture is part of the Studium Generale series presented in the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Gullota will explore just how democratic the “Age of Jacksonian Democracy” actually was.
The lecture will be followed by a group discussion.
For more information, email Kate Reavey at [email protected].
SEQUIM — Sequim Elks will host bingo games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.
SEQUIM— A virtual reality session is set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.
The session is at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Since virtual reality has potential safety concerns, participants must be 13 years or older.
Adult participants must sign a release waiver, and each participant between 13 and 17 must have a parent sign a release waiver.
Waiver forms are available to pick up in advance at the library or at www.nols.org/virtual-reality.
SEQUIM — Mackenzie Grinnell and Lisa Barrell will present “nəxʷsƛ̕áy̕əm̕ Prairies: Cultural Ecosystems” at 6 p.m. Thursday.
The lecture will be presented in the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.
Grinnell and Barrell work with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s traditional foods program.
The lecture, part of the Prairies and People of the Olympic Peninsula series, is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 360-681-4076 or email [email protected].
CHIMACUM — The Racial Justice Bookclub will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
The club meets in the Farmhouse at Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road.
For more information or assistance accessing the articles, email [email protected].
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.jclibrary.info.
Great Decisions 2020
PORT HADLOCK — The Great Decisions discussion group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday.
The free discussion series is facilitated by Joyce Francis at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.
This week’s topic is “India and Pakistan.”
No registration is required, and each week’s topic stands alone.
Hoedown in the Carnegie
PORT TOWNSEND — The 2020 Port Townsend Community Read will kick off from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The reception will be at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.
The event features live music by the Eagle Mountain String Band, readings by Erwin Dence and Bill Dewey and cornbread and chili courtesy of Kris Nelson.
More information on this year’s community read, “Whiskey When We’re Dry” by John Larison, is available at www.ptpubliclibrary.org.