Rock painting, soil workshops and quake info on Peninsula this week

A rock painting party, a soil workshop and a presentation on earthquake preparations are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Parkview fiesta

PORT ANGELES — Parkview Villas invites members of the public to its Cinco de Mayo fiesta at 3 p.m. today.

Attendees can enjoy chips, dips and margaritas at the villas at 1430 Park View Lane.

The event is free.

Purse auction

PORT ANGELES — Soroptimist International Jet-Set of Port Angeles’ Cinco de Mayo Purse auction will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, visit or ask a Jet-Set member.

The event will be at the Port Angeles Yacht Club at 1305 Marine Drive.

Proceeds will benefit Soroptimists’ scholarships and awards.

For more information, contact Debra West at 360-670-3495 or [email protected]

Rock painting benefit

PORT ANGELES — The Landing Artists Studio will host a rock painting party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The free, family-friendly event will be held at The Landing mall’s lower gated area at 115 E. Railroad Ave.

Door prizes will be available both days at 1:30 p.m.

Paint, brushes and rocks will be provided.

Painted rocks will be sealed and forwarded to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.

Contra dance

PORT ANGELES — Community members of any dance experience are invited to the Black Diamond Contra Dance on Saturday.

The event will begin with a beginner-review workshop lead by Susan Michaels at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road.

Admission is a requested donation of $8 for adults and $4 for those younger than 18.

At 8 p.m., the dance will begin with Red Crow providing music and Michaels calling.

For more information, visit www.blackdiamond

Mustangs, Cougars

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Mustangs & Cougars 35th annual Car Show will be downtown near The Gateway transit center Saturday and Sunday.

The Show & Shine cruise will begin at 11 a.m. Surday at the Price Ford parking lot and go to downtown Port Angeles.

The car show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Registration, which is $20, begins at 9 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in more than 32 classes.

For more information, see http://www.northolympic

Cybersecurity, privacy

PORT ANGELES — The first of two online privacy and cybersecurity programs is set for 6 p.m. Monday.

Tech guru Tyler Slater will touch on computer privacy and cybersecurity basics and discuss best practices to safely navigate your online activity during his presentation at the Port Angeles Library at 2210 S. Peabody St.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Slater is slated to present the same program at the Sequim Library on May 14.

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

Book discussion

PORT ANGELES — “The Things They Carried,” by Tim O’Brien will be discussed at 11 a.m. Tuesday during the Second Tuesday Book Discussion Group’s meeting.

All are welcome to participate at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Copies of “The Things They Carried” are available in various formats including regular print, audiobook on CD and downloadable e-book.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit the website.

Benefit wine tasting

PORT ANGELES — Bella Italia Restaurant will host a wine tasting benefit at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Reservations are required. To place a reservation call the restaurant at 360-457-5442.

Admission is $25 for the tasting at the restaurant at 118 E. First St. Proceeds will benefit the expansion of Olympic Medical Center’s Sequim Cancer Center.

The event will feature vintage wines of the Cadence winery of Seattle.

Reverse job fair

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public — job seekers in particular — are invited to a reverse job fair and transition resource event at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The event will be held at Armory Square at 228 W. First St.

Registration is required for the free event. To register, contact Cassondra Vellucci at 360-565-2715 or [email protected]

Employers will have qualified job seekers present resumes and visit with each potential candidate at a table displaying their unique qualifications, according to a news release.


Plant sale

SEQUIM — The annual Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County’s plant sale has been set for Saturday.

From 9 a.m. to noon, native plants and shrubs, ground covers, herbs, perennials and vegetable starts will all be for sale for full price at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden at 2711 Woodcock Road.

Remaining items will be marked down half-price from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Garden art, gardening supplies equipment, books as well as baskets will also be for sale.

All plants have been cultivated locally and master gardeners have pruned and potted the plants, according to a news release.

Master gardeners will be on hand at the sale to help gardeners select plants for the growing conditions of their properties and answer questions.

All proceeds will benefit educational and demonstrative garden programs.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

Plants, car show

SEQUIM — A plant sale — accompanied by a car show — is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Plants available include vegetable starts, tomatoes, herbs, annual and perennial flowers, sedums, house plants, African violets and shrubs at Trinity United Methodist Church at 100 S. Blake Ave.

Other garden-related items also will be offered.

Sequim Valley Car Club will have a display of antique and vintage vehicles in the church’s parking lot.

Backyard birding

SEQUIM — Backyard Birding classes at the Dungeness River Audubon Center will feature “Migration” by Tomás Setubal from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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

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

Focusing on area bird species, Setubal will discuss key species, when they are here, why varied habitats are important, and why migration studies are a component toward learning about the health and sustainability of bird populations.

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

Guild thrift shop

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

The shop at 204 W. Bell St. will feature a dining room set and a wedding dress with accessories.

Also featured will be spring clothing, puzzles, books, handbags and jewelry.

White-tagged items will be marked at half-price.

Consignors and new volunteers are always needed.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

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.

Indivisible meeting

SEQUIM — The Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host a joint Indivisible Sequim and COPE-Indivisible Port Angeles meeting 2 p.m. Sunday.

While the event is free, donations will be accepted during the meeting at the fellowship at 1033 N. Barr Road.

Linda Peterson and Steve Bauck of Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Activism will speak about protecting and strengthening Social Security during the event.

For more information, contact Karen Hogan at 360-683-4670 or [email protected]

Garden club meeting

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Garden Club will meet for a presentation about native plants at 10:30 p.m. Monday.

The public is invited to the free event at Pioneer Memorial Park Clubhouse at 387 E. Washington St.

Lana Kerr and Lisa Barrell will present “Rediscovering Native Plants and Their Ancient Properties” during the meeting.

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

Soil workshop

SEQUIM — Washington State University’s Extension’s Regional Small Farms Program has planned a workshop about soils for Tuesday.

The class requires preregistration and costs $15 per person. To register, visit Only two people per farm can register.

Farmers, homesteaders and gardeners are encouraged to attend the workshop at the barn behind Nash’s Farm Store at 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way.

The workshop titled “Advanced Soils and Cover Crops: Optimizing Nitrogen Management on Organic and Biologically Intensive Vegetable Farms” will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

For more information, contact small farms coordinator Kellie Henwood at 360-379-5610 ext. 201 or [email protected]

Earthquake preparation

SEQUIM — “Preparing for the Next ‘Big One:’ Cascadia’s Great Earthquake” will be presented by Erin Wirth at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The event is free, but donations are accepted for the event at Paradise Restaurant at 703 N. Sequim Ave.

Wirth, a research geologist, will present computer simulations that demonstrate 50 different ways a magnitude 9 earthquake could unfold.

Variables for locations which are expected to be more vulnerable will also be covered.

For more information, contact Linda Rotmark at 360-477-2668 or [email protected]

Bunco event

SEQUIM — Chapter IV Philanthropic Education Organization will host a bunco and silent auction fundraiser at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Tuesday.

A $10 donation is required for the 12:30 p.m. event at the church at 510 E. Park Ave.

The public is invited to participate.

Appetizers, desserts and beverages will be served.

All proceeds from the event will benefit women’s education scholarships.

Chapter IV is part of an international philanthropic education organization for women.

For more information, call 360-457-7081 or email [email protected]

Archaeological talk

SEQUIM — Jamestown Cultural Resources specialist David Brownell will present an ethnographic and archaeological research presentation at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The presentation at Red Cedar Hall at 1033 Old Blyn Highway will focus on a Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe ancestral village that stood at Washington Harbor.

Artifacts, maps and historical photos will be featured.

For more information, contact Jan Jacobson at 360-681-4632 or see

Board game night

SEQUIM — Members of the public are invited to a board game night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The free game night will be at Gateway Games & Hobby at 235 E. Washington St.

It is open to players of all skill levels.

For more information, call 360-683-8534 or email [email protected]

Lighthouse program

SEQUIM — The Sequim Bay Yacht Club will host a presentation about North Olympic Peninsula lighthouses 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The public is invited to the free presentation by Kathy Mond Estes at the large meeting room at John Wayne Marina at 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road.

She will describe the early challenges of families operating lighthouses at New Dungeness, Ediz Hook and Tatoosh.

For more information, email Terry O’Brien at [email protected]


Benefit yard sale

PORT TOWNSEND — The Expedition Club’s 16th annual yard sale is planned to begin today and continue through Sunday.

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. from today through Sunday, the public is invited to peruse the offerings of the club’s sale at 419 Lawrence St.

Admission is by donation.

Items can be donated to the sale. To place a donation, call Jim Roberts at 360-774-2677.

No electronics or large furniture are accepted as donations.

Donations will benefit students to defray food and housing expenses in the village for the six weeks the club is in Thailand.

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 today’s conversation will be “Nature and Nurture.”

High school play

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend High School drama students will debut their spring production of “As You Like It,” by William Shakespeare at 7 tonight.

Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens and students; and $3 for children younger than 12.

The two-and-a-half-hour show — with one intermission — also will be conducted at the high school’s auditorium at 1500 Van Ness St. on Saturday.

Other 7 p.m. performances are slated for Fridays and Saturdays, May 11 and 12, with a 2:30 p.m. performance Sunday, May 13.

Funds gathered will benefit future high school productions.

Washington at War

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Historical Society’s First Friday Lecture will feature a program by Lorraine McConaghy at 7 tonight.

McConaghy will present “Washington at War: The Evergreen State in World War I” in City Hall’s council chambers at 540 Water St.

A $5 donation is suggested for the presentation.

Her lecture will cover the period between the successful Prohibition referendum in 1914 though Seattle’s General Strike and President Woodrow Wilson’s 1919 visit to the state.

For more information, call 360-385-1003.

Discount Night

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to Mountain View Pool from 7 to 9 tonight for Discount Night.

Everyone will be admitted for $3. The whole pool is dedicated to play. Noodles, rings and other toys are available.

There will be no lap lanes. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.

For information, call 360-385-7665 or email [email protected]


PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Rock Club’s annual “Gemboree” will get underway at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Until 2 p.m., members of the public can peruse the show’s offerings at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds at 4907 Landes St.

Featured will be area experts demonstrating contemporary beading, jewel setting and stone sculpting.


PORT TOWNSEND — Swan School’s sixth annual Plant-a-Palooza is set to begin Saturday.

The sale will be held at the school at 2345 Kuhn St. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Featured at the sale will be variety of annual flowers, succulents, edibles and perennials, as well as beautiful, large hanging baskets full of seasonal bloomers.

For more information, call the school at 360-385-7340.

‘Arts to Elders’

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Arts Center’s “Arts to Elders” program will feature a performance by Combo Choro Tuesday.

The free 2 p.m. concert will occur at Life Care Center of Port Townsend at 751 Kearney St.

Combo Choro is an area group that plays acoustic Brazilian music.

The group includes Al Bergstein, mandolin; Kindy Kemp, flute; Ken Morris, clarinet; Dick Lynn, guitar; Baila Dworsky, bass and vocals; Gwen Franz, violin; and George Radabaugh, accordion.

For more information, call the arts center at 360-379-1086.

Shakespeare reading

PORT TOWNSEND — The reading group “Changeling” will meet from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Charles Pink House, 1256 Lawrence St.

During the meeting, some of William Shakespeare’s plays will be read and discussed.

For more information, call 360-385-3181.

Balkan dance class

PORT TOWNSEND — A Balkan and international dance class is planned from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Instructors Richard and Susi Watson, Alice King and Susan Thomas will cover dances from Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Macedonia, Greece and Israel at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

The first hour of the class will be geared toward beginners with the last hour focusing on intermediate dancers.

Beginners are welcome anytime.

For more information, email [email protected]

PT coffee talk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Main Street Program will host its spring merchant coffee talk titled “Shine a Light on Your Business” from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Those interested in attending must make reservations before Monday. They can be placed by emailing [email protected] or calling the program’s office at 360-385-7911.

The cost for the event at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St., is $5 for Main Street members and $7 for nonmembers.

For more information, visit

Sing sea shanties

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to a Sing Shanties singalong from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The free gathering will be at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.

Songs will be those that once echoed across the Victorian waterfront during the golden age of sail, organizers said.

For more information, contact Jay Hagar at 360-390-4547 or [email protected]

Group’s new location

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Toastmasters Club will meet at the Port Townsend Library’s Learning Center at noon Thursday.

The meeting will include the speech, “Persistence — Don’t Let the Bagel Get You Down,” by Jean McDonald at the library at 1220 Lawrence St.

McDonald’s speech that won the Area 23 Speech Competition in March.

The club now meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from noon to 1 p.m. with merting locations varying, according to a news release.

To stay updated about meeting locations, email or email McDonald at [email protected]

For more information, call 360-789-7691.


Employment workshop

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 at the Jefferson County Library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-6544.

Libraries’ future

PORT HADLOCK — Members of the public are invited to explore new technologies at the Jefferson County Library at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Attendees can test drive the library’s new 3-D printer and on-board diagnostics scanner for vehicles at the library at 620 W. Cedar Ave.

For more information, call the library.


Orthopedic seminar

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

Dr. Edward Eissmann and physical therapist Mitzi Hazard will speak at the seminar at The Bay Club at 120 Spinnaker Place.

For information, visit


Plant sale

CHIMACUM — The Tri-Area Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale in conjunction with Chimacum High School horticulture students Saturday.

The indoor event will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the high school at 91 West Valley Road.

A wide variety of perennials, grasses, shrubs and succulents — many are from garden club members’ gardens — will be available.

Payment can be made by check or cash, though small bills are preferred, according to a news release.

Raffles of garden-related items will be held, no need to be present for drawing.

Coffee and lemon bars will be available by donation.

Plant expert Mary Robson will be available in the morning to answer attendees’ questions, according to the release.

Proceeds from the sale will help provide grants for local organizations’ horticulture projects.

Spring sale

CHIMACUM — Jefferson County Extension spring plant sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Featured at the sale will be plants best suited for the area including perennials, annuals and starts at H.J. Carroll Park at 9884 state Highway 112.

Event organizers advise those interested to arrive early for the best selection.

Master gardeners will roam the sale and be on-hand to answer questions about how to plant and care for customers’ purchases.

For more information, visit

Online farmers market

CHIMACUM — Roni and Erin Smith of Smithshyre Farm will speak during the Chimacum Grange’s meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Those interested are welcome to arrive at 6:30 p.m. for socializing and food at the grange at 9572 Rhody Drive.

The duo will share their story of starting and running Kitsap Fresh Online Farmers Market

The goal is to hear about how Kitsap Fresh operates and determine if there is interest in starting a similar local model.

Malloree Weinheimer and Denise Cecil with Rethinking Rural will also do a short presentation on their project.

For more information, visit


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The Port Angeles Lions Club will host a benefit breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The public is invited to the breakfast at the Lions’ clubhouse at 181 Holly Hill Road off state Highway 112.

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

On the menu is eggs cooked to order, hotcakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice.

The Secords will provide musical entertainment for the breakfast.

All proceeds will benefit the Crescent Bay Lions’ community projects and services.


Dance lessons

FORKS — Dance lessons will be offered at the Forks Congregational Church at 7 tonight.

The lessons at the church at 280 Spartan Ave., are for people of all skill levels. Lessons are free.

Some donate to the instructors’ gas expenses but a donation is not required.

Each week begins with a review of the previous week’s lesson.

The lessons are held Fridays at the church.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Family fair

FORKS — The eighth annual Forks Family Fair has been set for 10 a.m. Saturday.

Games and refreshments will be available at the Forks Elks Lodge at 941 Merchants Road until 2 p.m.

The public is invited to the event.

For more information, call 360-374-6271 ext. 231 or [email protected]

Book discussion

FORKS — The public is invited to the Forks Library’s Science Saturday Book Discussion Group.

The group will meet at noon Saturday at the library, 171 S. Forks Ave., to discuss “The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest,” by Jack Nisbet.

The group will read, explore, and discuss a broad range of popular science-themed titles.

No reservations are needed and people may attend as often as they wish.

“The story of David Douglas, the premier botanical explorer in the Pacific Northwest and other areas of western North America. Douglas’ discoveries include hundreds of western plants — most notably the Douglas Fir,” according to a news release.

White cane auction

FORKS — The Forks Lions Club will host a live auction for White Cane Day at 1 p.m. Saturday at Blakeslee’s Bar and Grill.

The bar is at 1222 S. Forks Ave.

Featured at the auction will be baked homemade desserts and food items, sporting goods, services, and one-of-a-kind items.

Proceeds, including bartender tips, will raise money for Lions Club sight projects.

Donations will be accepted until the end of the auction.

Candlelight vigil

FORKS — Peninsula College’s Forks campus will hold a candlelight vigil for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Members of the public are invited to the free event at the campus at 481 S. Forks Ave.

Attendees are asked to wear red in support of MMIW’s National Day of Awareness.

For more information, email Tara Sexton at [email protected]

Fishing Day

FORKS — The West End Sportsmen’s Club will host its annual Kids Fishing Day at the Bogachiel Hatchery Rearing Pond from 6 a.m. to noon Sunday.

All children age 12 and younger are welcome to this free fishing event at 2944 Bogachiel Way.

Hot chocolate and doughnuts will be provided free of charge; donations will be welcome. Children will be limited to five fish.

Club members will be on hand to assist children. Parental support and guidance are appreciated.

Attendees are asked to follow the signage for parking.

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.

Sportsmen’s bingo

FORKS — The West End Sportsmen’s Club invites the public to its bingo night at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Games are held every Thursday at the club, 243 Sportsmen’s Club Road.

Proceeds from the bingo help fund programs such as Hunter Education and Kids’ Fishing Day.


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 [email protected] or visit the newsroom at 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA, 98362.

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