Rock concert, carbon fiber manufacturing open house among Peninsula activities this week

A rock concert in Chimacum and a carbon fiber manufacturing open house in Port Angeles are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsula

Human migration

David Fenner will present about human migration at the Port Angeles and Sequim libraries Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

Fenner, a lecturer with Humanities Washington, will examine the roots and routes of migration from Africa to the 21st century at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., and Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 6 p.m. both days.

Fenner is an affiliate faculty member at the Jackson School of International Studies and taught “Perspectives on Muslim Immigration in Europe” at the University of Washington’s Rome Center in 2016.

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


Elvis show

PORT ANGELES — Elvis, Elvis, Elvis Veterans Day Show, a tribute to veterans and a fundraiser, is planned at the Elks Naval Lodge from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children 15 and younger. They are available at Port Book and News, 104 E. First St.; Odyssey Bookshop, 114 E. Front St.; Cowboy Country Western Apparel, 923 E. First St.; Strait Music, 1015 E. First St.; and the Elks Naval Lodge, 131 E. First St.

Tickets also are available the day of the event at the Elks building for $25 for adults. Children 15 and younger will not be permitted to attend after 9 p.m.

The performance will feature three local Elvis impersonators: Bret Wiggins, a Port Angeles native; Dino Macris of Lynden; and Paul Rodriguez of Puyallup.

The concert is intended as a tribute to veterans and a fundraiser for two family members of Wiggins’ wife, Judy, who have been recently diagnosed with cancer, according to a news release.

For more information, call 360-457-3355.

‘Body now’ workshop

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to partake in a restorative dance workshop guided by Alana Shaw at 6:30 p.m. today.

Attendees are asked to pay what they can for the event at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St.

Event organizers urge those interested in attending to RSVP by contacting Kat Carsey at 303-416-0286 or

Shaw, founder of Turning the Wheel, is a workshop leader and facilitator with more than 30 years of teaching experience.

For more information, contact Lulu Delphine at 406-544-7561 or lulu@, or visit

Benefit bingo

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited to play bingo at 12:30 p.m. today.

Bingo will be offered at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Bingo cards are available for $5 each.

Refreshments will be provided by donation.

Proceeds will benefit Jolinda Creery’s stem cell therapy.

For more information, call Creery at 360-912-1684.

Open enrollment

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center’s certified application counselors will offer free individual health care plan sign-up assistance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The counselors will be present at the center’s Patient Financial Services office, 519 S. Peabody St.

For more information, call 360-417-7111.

Genealogical society

PORT ANGELES — Rod Fleck, a Forks genealogist-historian, will present “Researching Your Military Ancestor” at the Genealogical Society of Clallam County’s general meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The meeting in the Port Angeles Library’s Raymond Carver Room, 2210 S. Peabody St., will celebrate Veterans Day and ancestors who served in the military.

Fleck’s presentation will include how to use Fold-3, a database for finding papers and information about veterans. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Attendees are invited to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the meeting begins to register, visit and have a cup of coffee.

Those with military memorials can bring them along to share and display.

Open house

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to learn about carbon fiber manufacturing from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The event will be held at the Composite Recycling Technology Center, 2220 W. 18th St.

Visitors are encouraged to ask questions about the Advanced Manufacturing-CNC Composite Technology team.

Peninsula College faculty, students and staff will be available to chat, as well as provide lab tours.

For more information, email Emma Jones at

Children’s concert

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Library will host musician and author Jim Gill for a performance at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Parents and their children are invited to the free concert at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Gill has recorded seven albums that aim to “foster playful interactions between a child and [a] caring adult,” according to a news release.

His stop at the library is one of many in his nationwide “Campaign for Play” tour.

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

Swingers dance

PORT ANGELES — The Senior Swingers will host a dance at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The dance is free for new visitors.

All other visits to the center at 328 E. Seventh St. are covered by $5.

Story swap

PORT ANGELES — Brianna Barret will be the next featured Story Swap teller for Story People of Clallam County at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The swap will be held at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Barret, of Portland, Ore., is a member of the Linestrom Playwrights and performs as well as teaches at workshops for the Portland Storytellers’ Guild.

For more information, visit www.clallamstory

Panel discussion

PORT ANGELES — A panel discussion titled “Economic Justice and America’s Unions: Past, Present & Future” will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The public is invited to the free event at the Clallam County Democrats’ headquarters, 124-A W. First St.

Speakers will address the history of America’s unions and the Democratic Party, current economic injustices and solutions to create future economic equity.

Tim Wheeler, local author and former editor-journalist-reporter for The Worker, Daily World and People’s Weekly World, will speak.

Union members and representatives HoneyBee Burns, Becky Acevedo, Sam Woods and Diane Jones will present information regarding the current status, roles and contributions of unions.

Rae Rawley, who holds a doctorate in leadership and is a professor at Peninsula College, will discuss the future of unions and their impact on economic equality.

For more information, call 360-452-0500.

Movie night

PORT ANGELES — In honor of National Native American Heritage month, the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center will screen “Trudell” at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The public is invited to the free screening at the center, 401 E. First St.

The award-winning documentary film focuses on Native American activist and poet John Trudell.

For more information, call 360-417-8545 or email

Holiday hope

PORT ANGELES — Assured Hospice will host a workshop for those who have lost a loved one at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Until 2:30 p.m., support and information to help navigate through the holiday season will be available at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

The workshop is free but requires registration. To register, call Paul Fiorini, chaplain-bereavement coordinator, at 360-582-3796.


Internment experience

SEQUIM — Two Japanese-American sisters will share their experiences at concentration camps at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The public is invited to hear their stories and ask questions at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

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

Film screening

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library continues its “Harry Potter” marathon with a screening of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” at 3:15 p.m. today.

On Fridays, until Dec. 8, movie trivia, popcorn and magic-themed treats will be available at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Those interested are encouraged to wear costumes.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email or visit

Cycling presentation

SEQUIM — The public is invited to hear Leilani Sundt speak about her cycling experiences at 11 a.m. Saturday.

She will detail her adventures from Washington to Mexico at Fit4Life Studio, 1245 W. Washington St.

For more information, call Pauline Geraci at 360-464-5231.

Book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library group will host its monthly book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

This month’s special featured items include a selection of science fiction novels, bird behavior and identification books, Christmas-related items, music CDs and DVD movies.

Proceeds from the sale benefit children’s and adult programming at the library.

Accordion social

SEQUIM — An accordion social is planned at Shipley Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission to the social at the center, 921 E. Hammond St., is a $2 to $3 suggested donation.

The featured player will be Lyle Schaefer of Puyallup.

Players of all levels are encouraged to bring their accordions and play one to three pieces.

For more information, call Caryl Dowell at 360-481-4264 or Frank Bruckner at 208-290-4037.

Pancake breakfast

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange will host a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

The cost is $5 per person and $3 for those 10 and younger at the grange, 290 Macleay Road.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the family of Robert Streett, who died in a July car crash in Colorado along with his 16-year-old son, Robby, according to a news release.

For more information, call Joy Barrett at 360-683-7021.

Elks bingo

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge invites those 18 and older to play bingo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free.

The minimum buy-in for the game is $10 at the lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Crystal Parker at 360-683-3034.

Boating meeting

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Sail & Power Squadron will convene for a meeting at Sunland Golf & Country Club on Monday.

A 5 p.m. social hour will kick off the event at the country club, 109 Hilltop Drive, after which Torben Blichfield of Sequim will speak.

A dinner can be purchased for $22 at the event.

For more information, call Bob Stern at 360-681-8466 or visit www.north

Audubon society

SEQUIM — “Adventures in Patagonia and South Georgia Island” will be hosted at the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The free program will be given by Enid and Bob Phreaner, secretary and president of the society, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The public is invited.

The Phreaners will present stories and photos from their 2015 trip to Patagonia and South Georgia Island.

Coffee with mayor

SEQUIM — Residents can meet informally with Sequim Mayor Dennis Smith at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Smith will be joined by Administrative Services Director Sue Hagener at A Latte Amore, 649 W. Washington St., for the November edition of the Coffee with the Mayor program.

The mayor is available each month to listen to anyone who wants to chat, ask questions, express a concern or make a comment about the city or the community.

For more information, contact Smith at


Support group

CHIMACUM — The public is invited to attend the Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support group from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday.

The group will meet in the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Attendees can learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also providing care to a person with memory loss.

For more information, call Patricia Smith at 360-379-4186.

Native plants

CHIMACUM — The public is invited to help preserve native plants at Gibbs Lake from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday.

Salvaged native plants can be taken home and planted at volunteers’ gardens or donated to local restoration projects.

Gloves, tools and light snacks will be provided.

Directions to the site are: “Turn off on Gibbs Lake Road and follow the road down past the main parking lot to a smaller lot with a Washington State University Jefferson County Extension sandwich board sign. (Approximately 1 mile). “

Participants will meet in the parking lot and the trail will be signed, according to a news release.

Rock concert

CHIMACUM — Daring Greatly will perform in the Chimacum High School auditorium from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A donation of $10 is suggested for the performance in the auditorium, 91 West Valley Road.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The band opened for Bon Jovi in Las Vegas during early 2016 and features 1960s and ’70s covers, as well as original compositions.

For more information, contact Kim Pratt at 360-385-3852 or


Guided hike

QUILCENE — Members of the public are invited to hike the Lower Big Quilcene Trail with the Washington Native Plant Society at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Participants will meet at the Quilcene Forest Service Ranger Station, 295142 U.S. Highway 101.

The Lower Big Quilcene Trail starts at 1,200 feet and is a low-elevation 2.5-mile hike to Bark Shanty camp.

During the hike, attendees will see the winter foliage, identify a few mosses and admire the mushrooms on the way to the camp.

To register, contact Sharon Schlentner at or 360-379-9810.

Tech Tuesdays

QUILCENE — Jefferson County Library staff will offer a technology class and assistance Tuesday.

Library staff will cover how to download library e-books at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101.

The class will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. An open tech-assistance period will be offered until 4:30 p.m.

Attendees can discover the various titles offered by the library and how to download them to read the e-books.


Creative construction

PORT HADLOCK — Children ages 6 to 11 are invited to indulge in artistry and engineering at the Jefferson County Library at 3:45 p.m. Monday.

Until 5:15 p.m., children and their parents can craft shoebox cities and participate in marshmallow and spaghetti challenges at the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

All materials will be provided.

For more information, call 360-385-6544.

Employment resources

PORT HADLOCK — An employment specialist from WorkSource will be available to help with employment resources at 5 p.m. Monday.

The drop-in session will be held at the Jefferson County Library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

According to a press release, the specialist can help to answer such questions as: “How do you land the job? Do you need to go back to school to retrain for a new career? How about resume or interviewing assistance? What resources are available while looking for work? ”

For more information, call 360-385-6544.


Dance, potluck

PORT TOWNSEND — An English country dance will be held at the RoseWind Common House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

A $5 donation is suggested for the dance at RoseWind, 3131 Haines St.

Nan Evans will lead the dance, with the Rosewood Country Dance Band providing the music.

Following the dance, a potluck will be held.

The facility is fragrance-free, and no street shoes are allowed, with the exception of dance shoes or slippers, event organizers said.

For more information, email Dan Post at

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.

For more information, visit

Meetinghouse concert

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Friends Meeting will host a benefit concert featuring the Winter Wrens at 7 p.m. Saturday.

A $5 to $50 donation is suggested to the performance at the Friends Meetinghouse (Quaker) at 1841 Sheridan St.

Attendees can arrive at 6:30 p.m. for coffee, tea and a dessert.

The Winter Wrens is an all-female quartet including Gretchen Sleicher, Hannah Poirier, Heather Lovetree and Caitlin Battersby, who mostly employ a cappella vocal harmonies.

Off-street parking is available, but carpooling to the event is encouraged, event organizers said.

Proceeds will benefit the meetinghouse.

For more information, call Johnson at 360-385-6000.

Second Sunday swim

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

The pool will be open to adults for laps, water walking and exercise from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the pool, 1925 Blaine St.

From 2:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., the pool will be open to all ages for recreation.

An adult must accompany children younger than 8 in the water.

For more information, call 360-385-7665.

‘Arts to Elders’

PORT TOWNSEND — Singer-songwriter Mark Pearson will be the featured performer in the next installment of “Arts to Elders” at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

He will share experiences in the music industry and perform some standards at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.

The public is invited to the free performance.

Pearson is a member of the Northwest Hall of Fame.

Storyteller event

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Grange will host master storyteller Joe McHugh for a performance at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

A $15 donation is suggested to McHugh’s presentation at the grange, 1219 Corona St.

Featuring 48 separate stories, McHugh will present “The Wheel of Fortunate Stories,” occasionally embellishing some passages with a fiddle.

Many of the stories are rooted in his early experiences of owning an 80-acre farm in Gilmer County, W.Va.

For more information, visit

Geology lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host geologist Tom Williams for a lecture at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Williams will examine the prior work of geologist James Hutton at the fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

The event is free and open to the public, with donations to defray expenses accepted.

The illustrated presentation will show geologic sites in Scotland that inspired Hutton’s groundbreaking geological discoveries, according to a news release.

For more information, call 360-385-2224 or email

Candlelight concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Harpist David Michael will perform at Trinity United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Thursday.

A suggested $10 donation is requested for the performance at the church, 609 Taylor St. Children are admitted free.

Michael will play a 38-string neo-Celtic harp and will be accompanied by Ann Lindquist, Maryann Tarpio, Paul Becker and Michael’s wife, Dari Lewis.

Refreshments will be served following the performance.

For more information, call 360-774-1644 or email


Health seminar

PORT LUDLOW — 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. Tuesday.

Dr. Edward Eissmann and physical therapist Mitzi Hazard will speak at the seminar in the Bayview Room at the Beach Club, 121 Marina View Drive.

Eissmann will speak about degenerative joint pain, joint replacements, arthritis, osteoporosis and the treatments available 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 more information, visit www.jeffersonhealth

Show auditions

PORT LUDLOW — The Ludlow Village Players will hold auditions Wednesday and Thursday.

Actors of all experience levels are invited to the auditions for “Suite Surrender” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. both days at the Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place.

Audition packets are available at the club, including application forms, story plot and character descriptions. A free script is available online at www.

The play by Michael McKeever “is a roll-in-the-aisles, fast-paced comedy with a little music and romance with roles for four males and five females,” according to a news release.

Rehearsals are slated to begin in mid-January.

The players are also in need of a few production team members to support the cast such as an assistant director, stage manager, properties chair and an expanded publicity committee.

For more information, call 360-437-2861 or email


Elks bingo

FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge 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 at 941 Merchants Road.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Bogachiel garden

FORKS —The Bogachiel Garden Club will meet to create Christmas designs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The public is invited to create centerpiece designs at the Forks Community Center, 91 Maple Ave.

Designs created will be displayed at the senior luncheon and Forks Long-Term Care Facility.

For more information, email Kris Ayers at kayers


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 or visit the newsroom at 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA, 98362.

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