Ribbon-cutting, Mother’s Day breakfast, geology lecture set this weekend

A ribbon-cutting, a Mother’s Day breakfast and a geology lecture are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Family fair

FORKS — The public is invited to the seventh annual Forks Family Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Forks Elks Lodge.

The fair will feature 29 local organizations and entertainment at the lodge at 941 Merchants Road.

Some organizations present will be Forks Fire District No. 1, Sunshine & Rainbows Daycare, Olympic Community Action Programs and Laff Pack Clowns.

A 4-H petting zoo, canine exhibition, crafts, bike rodeo, health screening and face painting will be available at the fair.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, phone 360-374-2524.

Luncheon, sales

FORKS — St. Anne’s Church will host its annual luncheon and rummage, plant and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 511 Fifth Ave.

Mother’s Day breakfast

FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge will host its annual Mother’s Day breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $8 for people 12 and older, $6 for seniors and children age 4 to 11, and free to children 3 and younger.

The menu at the Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road, will include ham, sausage, biscuits and gravy, French toast, pancakes, scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, orange juice and coffee.

The event is open to the public.

For information, call 360-374-2524.

Forks history

FORKS — The West End Historical Society and Forks Timber Museum will host a presentation at their joint meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rainforest Arts Center.

The public is welcome to the presentation and discussion at the arts center, 35 N. Forks Ave.

For information, call the museum at 360-374-9663.


4-H gardening kickoff

PORT ANGELES — The 4-H Garden Program will kick off at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fifth Street Community Garden, 328 E. Fifth St.

The program fee is $15 per youth. The program is open to youths ages 5 to 18.

Participants will work together to plant, grow and harvest the 4-H garden while learning about a variety of gardening topics.

To register, email jenny.schmidt@wsu.edu or call 360-417-2279.

Book signing

PORT ANGELES — A 7-year-old author will sign copies of her self-published book at the Port Angeles Library at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Hannah Lowe will sign copies of “Jennifer, Jennifer and Jennifer” at the library at 2210 S. Peabody St.

The three Jennifers are named after three real-life “Jennifers” who work in the library’s youth services department.

It is based on a visit to the library when Hannah’s younger sister became upset and how the Jennifers helped, a news release said.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit www.nols.org, phone 360-417-8500 or email youth@nols.org.

Genealogy speaker

PORT ANGELES — Andrea Bett, a self-taught genealogist, will discuss the use of city directories at a meeting of the Clallam County Genealogical Society from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The meeting will be at the Clallam County Transit Center Authority administration building, 830 W. Lauridsen Blvd.

Following a business meeting, Andrea Bett will present “How to Use and Be Amused by City Directories.”

Bett will show attendees how to use city directories to find ancestors’ street addresses, homes, neighbors, occupations and who their wives/husbands were.

For more information, visit www.clallamcogs.org.

Shelter meeting

PORT ANGELES — The Shelter Providers Network of Clallam County will develop goals and strategies to end homelessness at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The group will meet in Room 160 of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

Sign-in begins at 9:45 a.m., and the meeting will adjourn at 11:30 a.m.

Also covered at the meeting will be planning for the June 21 annual forum on homelessness in Clallam County.

For more information, phone Network Coordinator Martha Ireland at 360-452-7224, ext. 307, or email shelterprovidersnetwork@gmail.com.

Safari presentation

PORT ANGELES — Richard and Sharon Labrecque will present photos of their recent trip to Africa from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Port Angeles Library.

The Labrecques will feature a 50-photo slide of their trip at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The couple also will share knowledge about the safari’s history and behavior of its animal inhabitants.

For more information, phone the Labrecques at 360-582-9145 or 281-300-4860.

Car wash fundraiser

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School Senior Grad Night car wash fundraiser and bake sale is set from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Les Schwab Tire Center.

Those interested can bring their automobile to be fully washed by volunteers at the tire shop, 2527 E. U.S. Highway 101.

Cars are washed by donation.

Bird presentation

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to a presentation about the marbled murrelet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Port Angeles Library.

Maria Mudd Ruth will discuss how the future of the Olympic Peninsula is related to the fate of the bird in the library’s Carver Room, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Ruth is the author of “Rare Bird, Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet.”

This presentation is sponsored by the Save the Olympic Peninsula.

Rockfish research

PORT ANGELES — The Feiro Marine Life Center will host a presentation by Kelly Andrews of the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Andrews will talk about rockfish research at the center, 315 N. Lincoln St.

Members are admitted free; the suggested donation for others is $5.

For information, email melissaw@feiromarinelife center.org.

Boating safety class

PORT ANGELES — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer an “About Boating Safety” class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Coast Guard station on Ediz Hook.

This class meets both state and federal boating requirements.

Upon completion of the class, boaters will be issued a lifetime card.

For information, contact 360-452-1135 for sign-up and instructions.

Blood drive

PORT ANGELES — A blood drive is set from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church.

Blood donors are asked to be in good health and be 18 or older to give blood at the church, 121 E. Maple St.

A break for staff members will occur from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., during which the drive will be closed.

For information, phone Bill Butcher at 360-461-7113 or 360-681-8679.

Fly-in event

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Radio-Controlled Modelers group will hold its first summer fly-in of 2017 at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Event organizers advise that the event may be postponed due to weather conditions at 1520 S. Critchfield Road.

If weather permits, the public is invited to attend the event, where the modelers will showcase their radio-controlled aircraft.

For information, phone Bob Walter at 360-417-7531.

Veterans benefit walk

PORT ANGELES — The VA2K Walk & Roll benefit event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The public is invited to participate in the 1.2-mile walk, which will begin at North Ennis Street and the Olympic Discovery Trail.

The group will then walk down the trail and turn to end at the trailhead.

Donations to the Veterans Affairs Homeless Veterans Program will be accepted on-site at the trailhead.

Those interested in placing a donation are asked to provide new clothing, new and sealed toiletries, nonperishable food items, grocery and gas gift cards, local public transit passes, new linens, cleaning supplies and phone cards.

For more information, phone Erica Varner at 360-565-7420.


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The public is invited to the Crescent Bay Lions Club’s final benefit breakfast of the season from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The breakfast will be at the Crescent Bay Lions Club clubhouse, 181 Holly Hill Road off state Highway 112.

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, sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice.

All proceeds will go to the Crescent Bay Lions for community projects.


Tea speaker

SEQUIM — Soroptimist International of Sequim will feature Teresea Neudorfer in the second presentation of its series “Tea with SHE” at noon Tuesday.

Neudorfer, an elder law attorney, will present “Get Your Affairs in Order” at Trinity United Methodist Church, 400 S. Blake Ave.

This event is free and open to the public.

According to a news release, “Neudorfer will address the issues we need to consider as we age and the paperwork to make that happen.”

Backyard birding

SEQUIM — “Sounds of Spring,” the eighth in a series of Backyard Birding classes, will be at the Dungeness River Audubon Center from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The center is located in Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The cost of the session is $5 for adults, free for those younger than 18.

Audubon leaders Ken Weirsema and Dow Lamber will Ken Leuthold will present a slide, video and sound program about recognizing neighborhood birds by their songs and their calls.

Backyard Birding can be taken either as individual classes or in a series.

After the completion of five sessions, participants will be offered free membership in the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society for one year.

Fiddlers to perform

SEQUIM — The Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association will perform at Shipley Center on Saturday.

Admission is free.

Open jamming will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the center at 921 E. Hammond St.

A fiddle workshop covering basic technique and a new tune is planned from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The business meeting will be at 11 a.m.

Open jamming will resume until 1:30 p.m.

Onstage performances by association members are set from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The first 15 minutes will be old-time fiddle music, followed by fiddle, bluegrass and country music.

For more information, see d15.wotfa.org.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — The public is invited to attend a book discussion at the Sequim Library at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The book, titled “Twelve Years a Slave” by Solomon Northup, will be the focus of the discussion at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

“ ‘Twelve Years a Slave’ is the harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841,” according to a news release.

Copies of the book can be requested through www.nols.org in regular print, audiobook CDs, downloadable e-book and audio e-book.

For more information, visit www.nols.org, phone 360-683-1161 or email sequim@nols.org.

Coffee with the Mayor

SEQUIM — The city’s Coffee with the Mayor program will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bell Creek Bar & Grill.

City residents can informally meet with Mayor Dennis Smith and Assistant City Manager Joe Irvin at the grill, located at 707 E. Washington St.

Those interested can chat, ask questions, express a concern or make a comment about the city or community.

For more information, email Smith at dsmith@sequimwa.gov.

Meeting speaker

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Dungeness River Audubon Center.

During the meeting, Ingrid Nixon will present “Birds: Wise and Wondrous, Mischievous and Mystical” at the center’s Railroad Bridge Park at 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

This event is free and open to the public.

Nixon, after living in Alaska for many years working as a National Park Service ranger, lives in Sequim.

Her program features stories about birds in legend and folklore.

Book sale

SEQUIM — Friends of the Sequim Library will hold their monthly book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The book sale will support the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Tour, ribbon cutting

SEQUIM — The city of Sequim will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Tuesday to celebrate the Phase 1 completion of the Guy Cole Center renovation project at Carrie Blake Community Park.

The ceremony will include information on the completed first phase of renovation, tours of the facility and information on the next phase of renovation.

For more information, contact Assistant City Manager Joe Irvin at 360-582-2457 or jirvin@sequim wa.gov.


Island geology speaker

PORT TOWNSEND — A speaker presentation about geology will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Ned Brown, professor emeritus at Western Washington University, will present “Geology of the San Juan Islands” at the fellowship at 2333 San Juan Ave.

“The San Juan Islands have an intriguing and dramatic origin. Their complex geologic history is revealed in water-washed exposures of bedrock, microscopic views of rock textures, age dating by fossils and zircon crystals and in the shapes of their landforms,” according to a news release.

Brown, in his five-decade career, has traversed and sampled bedrock in the islands, as well as across the region from the Cascades to British Columbia’s coast mountains.

For more information, visit www.quimpergeology.org.

Second Sunday swim

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to Mountain View Pool’s discount swim today and free swim Sunday.

The discount swim from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. is $2 per person at the pool at 1919 Blaine St.

On Sunday, the pool will be open to adults for laps, water walking and exercise from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. From 2:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., the pool will be open to all ages for recreation.

An adult must accompany children in the water.

Indivisible Huddle

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Indivisible Huddle meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Unity Church.

The meeting will feature U.S. Sen. Patty Murray’s aide, Colleen Bryan, at the church, 3918 San Juan Ave.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

Bryan will provide updates on what Murray is currently focusing on and also learn about the actions and plans of the huddle group to take back to the senator.

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 is “Fake News.”

For more information, go to www.conversation cafe.org.

Learn to sail

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center will host several classes this weekend.

The first will be a sailing class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at its facility, 431 Water St.

The class will cover the parts of a keelboat, points of sail, sail theory, sailing upwind and downwind, steering, basic knots, safety on the water and crew overboard drills.

The center also will host a class in the essentials of safe navigation from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Instructors will cover paper charting, rules of the road, aids to navigation, vessel lights, electronic navigation and radar.

To register, call 360-385-3628, ext. 103; email acd@nwmaritime.org; or go to nwmaritime.org.

AAUW awards

PORT TOWNSEND — AAUW Port Townsend and the University Women’s Foundation of Jefferson County will present over $50,000 in scholarships and awards to young women in ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge.

All are welcome to attend the ceremonies at the lodge, 555 Otto St.

For information, contact Anne Englander at 360-390-5896 or anne. englander@gmail.com.

Square dance, social

PORT TOWNSEND — Seattle’s Suzanne Girardot will be the caller for the Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social at 8 p.m. Saturday.

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

Girardot will be joined by The Barn Owls, a country trio from Seattle.

All dances are taught, and all ages and experience levels are welcome.

For information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270 or email edavidt@gmail.com.


Plant sale

CHIMACUM — The Tri-Area Garden Club will hold its second annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Chimacum High School.

Horticulture students from the high school will assist in the sale, held in the front entry commons at 91 West Valley Road.

Featured at the event will be a variety of perennials, grasses, trees and succulents.

Cash or check will be accepted, and small bills are preferable, according to a news release.

Proceeds from the event will benefit grants for local organizations’ horticulture projects.

For more information, phone Jan Zenger at 360-437-5103.


Standing Rock stories

PORT HADLOCK — Local community members will share stories from the protests at Standing Rock at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

All four presenters traveled to Standing Rock last fall and winter will share their stories in this free event.

Harmonica Pocket

PORT HADLOCK — An acoustic band called Harmonica Pocket will perform with a new early literacy show for toddlers and preschoolers at 10:15 a.m. Monday at the Jefferson County Library.

There is no cost for the program at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Opera preview

PORT HADLOCK — Another in a series of Seattle Opera Previews, “The Magic Flute,” will be offered at 6:30 tonight at the Jefferson County Library.

The preview features professional singers and an accompanist in an hourlong presentation at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.


Music on the Patio

BRINNON — Norman Baker will be the featured performer at this week’s Music on the Patio at 5 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort.

Music nights are for those 21 and older at the resort, 308913 U.S. Highway 101.

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