Pancakes, open houses and kids’ art on tap this weekend

Events and activities throughout the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

A pancake breakfast, fire station open houses and a kids’ art program are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more about this weekend’s LED Dance troupe performance in Port Angeles and information about other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly magazine included with today’s PDN.

Information also is available in the interactive calendar at


Helpful neighbors club

PORT ANGELES — The Agnew Helpful Neighbors Club will host a marathon bingo session from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

This event at 1241 N. Barr Road will go toward helping the scholarship fund and building maintenance.

For more information, phone Myla Reid at 360-504-3620.

Clallam County reads

PORT ANGELES — Gwen Whiting, lead curator and program manager at the Washington State Historical Society, will visit the Port Angeles Library to discuss triumphs and troubles experienced by women in 1930s in America at 1 p.m. Saturday.

“From Housewives to Heroes” is offered as part of the 2016 Clallam County Reads program, offered throughout the month of October at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

For a complete schedule of upcoming Clallam County Reads programs and events, go to, email or stop by the library.

Library speaker

PORT ANGELES — Author Peter Fromm will talk at 7 tonight in the Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

There is no fee for admission, and the public is invited.

Twenty years after the experiences Fromm wrote about in “Indian Creek Chronicles,” he returns to the wilderness to baby-sit fish eggs.

Fromm, now 45 and the father of two sons, explores fatherhood, mortality and all the risks and rewards of life lived on its own terms in his new book, “The Names of the Stars: A Life in the Wilds.”

Fromm is a five-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.

Spay/neuter clinic

PORT ANGELES — For National Feral Cat Day, Spay to Save will spay or neuter 60 cats, vaccinate and treat for fleas and ear mites at a free clinic Saturday at Airport Garden Center in Port Angeles.

The clinic is subsidized by the Community Cat Coalition in Mukilteo. The coalition is an organization specializing in Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), education and mentoring for animal welfare organizations and the general public.

Contact Kate at 360-477-0574 or to make a spay/neuter appointment for your pet.

If you are feeding feral/free-roaming cats or know where a colony is located, call 360-550-7855 or email for assistance.

Vintage trailers

PORT ANGELES — The third annual Fall Fizzle Vintage Trailer Event will be held today, Saturday and Sunday at the Salt Creek Recreation Area.

The event is free, but camping fees are paid to the recreation area, 3506 Camp Hayden Road.

A potluck and pumpkin carving will be held Saturday at 9 a.m.

Attendees are invited to bring a pumpkin and craft supplies.

This is a low-key event for vintage trailer owners and enthusiasts.

The event is held rain or shine.

For information, call Felicia at 360-457-8588.

Retired Coast Guard

PORT ANGELES — Retired Coast Guard members will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday for coffee and breakfast at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.


EJFR open houses

PORT TOWNSEND — In support of National Fire Safety Week, East Jefferson Fire-Rescue (EJFR) will hold two open houses for the public.

Station 1-6, located at 701 Harrison St. in Port Townsend, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Station 1-1, located at 9193 Rhody Drive in Chimacum, will be open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the same day.

Fire department personnel will be on hand to conduct station tours. Children of all ages are welcome to view fire engines and ambulances in the apparatus bays.

Free fire safety materials will be available, as well as light refreshments.

The first 25 visiting families to each station will receive a surprise gift.

For more information, phone EJFR at 360-385-2626.

Ukeleles Unite

PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will meet at Grace Lutheran Church on Saturday.

Uke Lab will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by a class from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 1120 Walker St.

Free lessons will be provided for all skill levels, and loaner ukes will be available.

UFOology meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — Maurene Morgan will speak at the Port Townsend Library from 7 to 8 tonight.

The event is free and open to the public at the library, 1120 Lawrence St.

Morgan will discuss a number of intriguing cases and summarize the most prominent theories on what UFOs might entail.

Morgan is a Washington Mutual UFO network state section director and certified UFO field investigator, and throughout the past three years, she has investigated more than 80 cases.

According to a news release, Morgan has never seen a UFO or knowingly experienced a close encounter.

Altar decorating

PORT TOWNSEND — People can help to decorate the Day of the Dead Altar at the School of the Arts, Building 306 at Fort Worden, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

The public is invited to place photographs of deceased loved ones, flowers or candles at the fort, 200 Battery Way.

For more information, phone 360-344-4479 or email

Wildlife talk

PORT TOWNSEND — Wildlife tracker, photographer and author David Moskowitz will present a presentation about the natural history of the mountain caribou of the Pacific Northwest and the challenges they face for survival in a changing landscape at the Cotton Building from 7 to 8 tonight.

The suggested donation is $10 for the presentation at the building, located at 607 Water St.

The event is sponsored by the Jefferson Land Trust and Western Wildlife Outreach.

Arts funding seminar

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Arts Commission invites new artists and groups to a seminar about how the commission can help guide or fund their events at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Cotton Building.

The public is welcome to attend the seminar at 607 Water St.

For more information, go to

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Katya Kirsch, Len Feldman and Jim and Carol Ann Wolfe will be the performers with calling by Tinker Cavallaro at the Quimper Grange Contra Dance from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $6 while teens 16 and younger are admitted free at the grange, 1219 Corona St.

For more information, call Tinker Cavallaro at 360-379-2882.

Conversation Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet at 11:45 a.m. today to talk about “exposing secrets.”

The public is invited to take part in discussions at Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar, 842 Washington St.

For more information, go to

Discounted swim

PORT TOWNSEND — Mountain View Pool will offer a discounted open swim from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

Everyone is invited to swim for $2 at the pool, 1919 Blaine St.

The whole pool will be dedicated to play. Noodles, rings and other floating toys will be available.

No lap lanes will be offered. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.

For more information, phone 360-385-7665, email or visit

Quilts of valor

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Quilts of Valor will meet at 10 a.m. today at Creative Union Fabrics.

There is no cost to attend the quilting meeting at 112 Kala Square.

The group makes comfort quilts for veterans and service members.

It asks a $5 donation for meetings and $5 yearly membership fee.

There is no requirement to join.

Patterns and quilting instruction are provided, and no experience is necessary.

The group is currently quilting for a presentation ceremony on Veterans Day.

For more information, call Kathryn Bates at 360-316-9798 or email


Society fall seminar

SEQUIM — Janet O’Conor Camarata, a graduate of the University of Washington Genealogy and Family History Program with more than 30 years of experience in genealogical research, will present the “Restless Americans” at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

The cost is $40 for members and $45 for nonmembers at the church, 925 N. Sequim Ave.

The morning session from 9:30 a.m. to noon will cover “The Scots-Irish: Settlers in the Wilderness.”

The afternoon session from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. will address “Mapping An Ancestor.”

For more information and registration, phone 360-417-5000, email or go to

Kids’ art

SEQUIM — The “Kids Create Art” program series will return to the Sequim Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon every third Saturday of the month through May.

The classes in the series are free, but because class sizes are limited, preregistration is required for the program at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Saturday’s session will introduce Port Gamble S’Klallam graphic artist Jeffrey Veregge sharing his portfolio, demonstrating illustration techniques and leading participants in creating a comic book cover.

There will be two sessions offered.

The first session for children ages 7 to 12 will occur from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and the second session for young adults ages 13 to 21 will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

All materials will be provided.

To register phone 360-683-1161, email youth or visit the events calendar at

Thrift shop opening

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

There will be furniture at affordable prices, kitchen appliances, dishware, clothing and many other items at the store at at 204 W. Bell St.

All white-tagged items will be half-price.

Volunteers are needed.

For more information, phone 360-683-7044.

Elks bingo

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge will host bingo games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission will be free at the lodge at 143 Port Williams Road.

Minimum buy-in for the game is $10, and the Elks will offer popular bingo games, including progressive.

Players must be 18 or older.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.

All proceeds will go to the Elks scholarship program, charities supported by the Elks and lodge operating costs.

Elks fundraiser

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge will have a dinner-show fundraiser beginning at 6 tonight.

Tickets for the dinner are $15; tickets for the show with mentalist Brian Ledbetter at 7:30 p.m. are $10 at the Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

RSVP for both at 360-683-2763.

Ledbetter’s show combines audience participation, gentle comedy and experiments demonstrating his skills in ESP, mind-reading, super memory and telekinesis.

Benefit bag sale

SEQUIM — Shipley Center will hold a bargain sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The center’s sale at 990 E. Washington St., Suites E-104 and E-105, will feature bags of goods for $5.

Goods that won’t fit in a bag will be priced at 50 percent off.

The center will also hold a bake sale.

Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Shipley Center, with 10 percent dedicated to scholarships for Sequim’s high school seniors.

For more information, phone 360-683-6806.

Roller derby match

SEQUIM — The Port Scandalous Strait Shooters will take on the Smokin’ Laces of British Columbia at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Club.

General admission tickets will be $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 6 to 12.

Kids 5 and younger will be admitted free at the club, 400 W. Fir St.

There will be a beer garden and a 50/50 raffle.


Weird wonders

PORT HADLOCK — Kelly Milner Halls will present the “Wonders of Weird” at the Jefferson County Library at 3:45 p.m. today.

The public is invited to this free event at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Halls’ nonfiction books for young readers on aliens, mythical creatures, dinosaur mummies and albino animals help strengthen critical thinking skills and keep science fun.


Lions breakfast

JOYCE — The Crescent Bay Lions Club on state Highway 112 and Holly Hill Road will serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.

The menu includes eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham, bacon or sausage, and coffee or tea.

Proceeds will support Crescent High School yearbooks, scholarships for seniors, holiday food baskets, glasses for the needy and other community projects.


Genealogy speaker

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Genealogical Society will present Mary Roddy on “Read ’Em or Weep” from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

There will be a meet-and-greet from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

This event is free and open to the public, though donations are accepted.

The event will take place at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Roddy’s program involves finding free and pay newspaper sites online and will show a method to do a “thorough search in every newspaper every time,” according to a news release.

For more information, go to


Harvest dinner

FORKS — Forks Congregational Church will host the 82nd annual Forks Community Harvest Dinner from 4:30 to 7 tonight.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 4-12 and senior citizens; a family pass is $35 at the church, 280 Spartan Ave.

The menu will include roast turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, baked salmon and a variety of salads.

A variety of drinks will be served along with apple and pumpkin pie.

For more information, contact Warren Johnson at 360-374-9382.

Gun training

FORKS — Forks Police Officer Mike Gentry will conduct handgun training at the West End Sportsmen’s Club at 9 a.m. Sunday.

The cost of the class is $50 at the club on Sportsman Club Road.

The class will consist of four hours of classroom instruction and four hours on the range.

Participants will need adequate hearing and eye protection, and 100 rounds of ammunition.

Contact club President Phil Sharpe at 360-640-1620 for more information.

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