A Sons of Norway dancing program, a hydrology presentation in Sequim and “Sea Marks” at Key City Public Theatre are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.
Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com/calendar.
PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today.
The group meets at Alchemy Restaurant, 842 Washington St.
This week’s topic is “Crimes and misdemeanors.”
PORT TOWNSEND — Singer-songwriter Johnsmith will perform at 7 tonight at Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.
The Wisconsin-based musician performs in a variety of genres including folk, bluegrass, Americana and blues.
Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door.
For more information, call the center at 360-379-1086 or email [email protected].
PORT TOWNSEND — “Sea Marks” finishes its run with performances at 7:30 tonight and Saturday and a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The play is at the Key City Public Theatre, 419 Washington St.
The box office is also open for walk-up sales from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.
The playhouse lobby and bar open an hour before curtain time, so theatergoers are invited to come early for refreshments and to buy tickets at the door.
PORT TOWNSEND — Paul Rogers and the Swingin’ Humannequins will perform for a swing dance at 8 tonight.
The dance will be at the Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.
Admission is $12 per person and includes a free cha cha lesson from Janice Eklund at 7 p.m.
For more information, visit www.discoverydance.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Friends of the Port Townsend Library will host a book and media sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The sale will be at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.
The sale features fiction and non-fiction books, CDs and DVDs.
For more information, visit www.friendsofpt library.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — Marine Thrift and the Northwest Maritime Center will sponsor a swap meet from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The biannual event is in the gravel lot next to Marine Thrift, 315-B Haines Place.
For more information, call 360-385-3628, ext. 104 or email [email protected].
AAUW to meet
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Branch of the American Association of University Women will hear from local eighth-graders who attended the TechTrek Camp sponsored by the association this summer when they meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
The branch meets at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.
PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will host a rendezvous from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
The meeting will be in Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St.
The Uke Lab will begin at 11:30 a.m.; free classes for all skill levels will start at 1 p.m.
Loaner ukuleles will be available.
For more information, call Germaine Arthur at 360-385-2223.
PORT TOWNSEND — Maurene Morgan will show “Extraordinary: The Seeding” at a meeting of Olympic UFO Meetup from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The meeting will be at the Port Townsend Friends Meeting House, 1841 Sheridan Ave.
The monthly meetings are free and open to the public.
The 2019 documentary explores alien reproduction experiments on humans.
For more information, call 360-344-2991 or email [email protected].
PORT TOWNSEND — Susan Michaels will call for a contra dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.
The dance will be at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.
Admission is $6 per person, children 16 and younger are admitted free.
Music will be provided by Kate Powers & David Rivers.
The evening begins with a dance lesson, free with admission, at 7:30 p.m.
Lagoon work party
PORT TOWNSEND — Admiralty Audubon Society will sponsor a work party at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Volunteers should park at Chase Bank, 419 Kearney St. and meet at the white pickup truck.
Volunteers can bring a shovel if they want to plant, all should bring work gloves.
Scotch broom pullers, other tools and refreshments will be provided.
PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend Friends Meeting will host a presentation on restorative justice from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
The meeting will be in the friends’ meetinghouse at 1841 Sheridan St.
The public is invited to the free meeting to hear about restorative justice and what role it can play in Jefferson County.
For more information, call Suzanne Duscha at 360-774-0828 or email [email protected].
PORT TOWNSEND — A traditional Song Circle is planned from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Quimper Grange.
Admission to the circle at the grange hall at 1219 Corona St. is $3 to $5 per person.
Attendees who wish to share a song should bring 10 copies to pass around.
Folk dance jam
PORT TOWNSEND — A folk dance music jam is planned from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Quimper Grange.
Admission to the grange hall at 1219 Corona St. is $3 to $5 per person.
The session focuses on folk dance music from Scandinavia, Bulgaria and France.
Sheet music is available by email in advance.
PORT TOWNSEND — Gary Wessen will present “Intro to the Archaeology of the Olympic Peninsula” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St.
Wessen, a local archaeologist, will discuss the environmental changes that have occurred over the past 15,000 years and then consider the current environment and the threats it poses for local archaeological resources.
For more information, visit www.jchsmuseum.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — Matt the Electrician will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
The concert will be at Rainshadow Recording, Building 315 at Fort Worden.
Folk music artist Matt Sever is not currently working as an electrician.
Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online at matttheelectrician.brownpapertickets.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — The National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program will present “Personal Safety” at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The free presentation is part of the NPREP Emergency Preparation series at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Ave.
For more information, visit www.quimpergrange.com.
Science and Sips
PORT TOWNSEND — Lindsay Scalf and Denise Banker will present “Keeping Our Kids Healthy” from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the pavilion at Port Townsend Vineyards, 2640 W. Sims Way.
The public is invited to attend the free lecture series.
Scalf and Banker of Jefferson County Public Health will discuss their work with the Empowered Youth Coalition.
The lecture is part of the Science and Sips program sponsored by the Washington Science Teachers Association; continuing education hours are available for teachers.
PORT TOWNSEND — Bruce Bennett will present “Perennial Vegetables for Northwest Gardens” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Library Learning Center at the Pink House, 1256 Lawrence St.
Bennett, a King County master gardener, will discuss perennial vegetables that do well in the western Washington climate.
For more information, call Bridget Gregg at 360-379-5610 or visit www.ptpubliclibrary.org.
GARDINER — Lorna and Darrell Smith will present “Bats are Boo-tiful” at 6 tonight.
The class will be held at Wild Birds Unlimited, 275953 U.S. Highway 101.
Admission will be a suggested donation of $5 per person; proceeds will benefit Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue.
The couple will discuss bat sightings near Cape George, new apps to detect and identify bats as well as the importance of bats to our environment.
Space is limited, so attendees are encouraged to call 360-797-7100 to reserve a seat.
SEQUIM — The Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon today.
The discussion group meets in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Great Decisions Discussion Groups, sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, are free and open to the public.
This week’s topic is “Duterte: The Vigilante President.”
Focus On series
SEQUIM — The Dungeness River Audubon Center will present “Focus On Weasels, Otters and Fishers” at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The wildlife lecture is part of the Focus On series held in the center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.
The lecture costs $10 per person, $5 for members.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild will open its thrift shop at 204 W. Bell St. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
This week the shop will feature a selection of name-brand women’s clothing, Christmas decorations and high-end handbags.
For more information, call 360-683-7044.
SEQUIM — Paul Fiorini will lead “Grieving Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s” from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.
The free workshop will be in the meeting room at Discovery Memory Care, 408 W. Washington St.
Fiorini is a chaplain and bereavement coordinator for Assured Hospice.
For more information or to RSVP, call Pam Scott at 360-683-7047 or email [email protected].
SEQUIM — Sequim Elks will host bingo games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and Thursday.
The 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.
Dinner and dance
SEQUIM — The Buck Ellard Band will perform “Playing The Songs You Forgot You Remembered” from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
The dinner and dance will be at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.
Admission is $10 per person and includes dinner.
For more information, call Loretta at 360-582-0100.
SEQUIM — The Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group will discuss “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
The group meets at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Next month the group will discuss “Educated” by Tara Westover.
Story of Water
SEQUIM — Ann Soule and John Stednick will present “How Our Water System Works: The Hydrology of the Dungeness Watershed” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The presentation will be in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 152 W. Cedar St.
Soule is a resource manager with Sequim Public Works and Stednick is a retired hydrologist.
The presentation is part of the Story of Water in Depth series sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Clallam County.
SEQUIM — Carol Janda will be the presenter at the Olympic Peninsula Art Association’s meeting from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday.
The association meets at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth St.
Janda, a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, works with both paint and clay.
PORT ANGELES — Mason’s Lodge 69 will host bingo from 6:30 to 9 tonight and Wednesday night.
The lodge is at 622 S. Lincoln St.
Proceeds benefit Lodge programs.
For more information, visit www.pamasonic.org.
PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway will host a dancing program from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Suggested donation is $3; refreshments will follow the dancing.
The program is held at Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St.
The program will include Scandinavian, swing, ballroom and folk dancing; a lesson will be held at 6:30 p.m.
The public is invited, no partner is needed, families and all ages welcome.
For more information, call 360-457-7035 or 360-452-6334.
Garden Club meet
PORT ANGELES — Patty McManus-Huber will present “Organic Farming in Our Little Corner of the World” at 10 a.m. Monday.
McManus-Huber will address a meeting of the Port Angeles Garden Club at First Presbyterian Church of Port Angeles, 139 W. Eighth St.
McManus-Huber works for Nash’s Organic Farm Store.
The public is invited to the free meeting that begins with a coffee social at 9:30 a.m.
For more information, visit www.portangelesgardenclub.org.
PORT ANGELES — A discussion of the Clallam County Reads book “The Soul of an Octopus” is set for noon Monday.
The free discussion will be at the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.
The Community Reads program features discussions about this book by Sy Montgomery at venues around the county throughout the month of October.
A limited supply of the book is available at branches of the North Olympic Library System.
PORT ANGELES — Monday Musicale will meet at noon Monday and a concert by Case Schmidt and Kari Spicer takesat 1 p.m.
Schmidt and Spicer are violinists who specialize in classical music.
The meeting will be in Queen of Angels Catholic Church’s Fellowship Hall, 209 W. 11th St.
The public is welcome to attend the free performance.
Tickets are on sale now for the group’s annual Scholarship Benefit Concert set for 2 p.m. Nov. 3.
For more information, call Gail McDonald at 360-477-8601.
PORT ANGELES — Fairview Grange will host an all-you-can-eat taco dinner at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Admission is $10; children younger than 12 years old will be admitted free.
The fundraising dinner will be in the Grange hall at 161 Lake Farm Road.
The meal will be followed by a Chinese dessert auction at approximately 6 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit the Grange’s scholarship fund.
For more information, call 360-461-9008.
PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center will host a diabetes support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The group will meet in the Seasons Cafe, Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St.
Steve Stigler from Northwest Acupuncture will present “East Asian Medicine Perspective on Diabetes.”
The meetings are free and open to the public.
For more information, call 360-417-7125.
PORT ANGELES — Cat’s Meow will perform for a swing dance from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
The dance will be in the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.
Refreshments will be served from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Admission is $5 per person; first-time attendees are admitted free.
PORT ANGELES — The Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group will discuss “The Soul of an Octopus” by Sy Montgomery at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The group meets in the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., the fourth Wednesday of each month.
In November, the group will discuss “The House of Broken Angels” by Luis Alberto Urrea.
FORKS — West End Sportsmen will host bingo night at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The fundraiser will be at the club at 243 Sportsmen’s Club Road.
Proceeds will benefit a hunter education program and the annual Kids’ Fishing Day.
JOYCE — A benefit breakfast is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.
The meal will be served at the Crescent Bay Lions Clubhouse, 181 Holly Hill Road.
The menu includes French toast, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, breakfast meats and beverages.
The meal costs $7 per person, $4 for children; proceeds go to the Coalition Group at Crescent High School.
QUILCENE — Center Valley Animal Rescue will host a volunteer orientation meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
The meeting will be at the rescue at 11900 Center Road.
According to a press release, the rescue operates a no-kill animal shelter that cares for an average of 150 animals per day.
The organization has volunteer positions available in booth indoor and outdoor animal care, office work, fundraising, events and fencing and facility management.
BRINNON — Brinnon Parks and Recreation District will host a community knitting circle from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
The monthly circle meets at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101.
Attendees will knit and crochet hats for local first responders.
Yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks will be provided by Fiber and Clay.
For more information, email [email protected].
CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Genealogical Society will host “Smashing Through Brick Walls” from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
The society will meet at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.
The annual program allows members to pose research problems to a panel of experts to get assistance breaking through the wall.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 360-385-9495 or visit www.wajcgs.org.
CHIMACUM — A free screening of the cult classic “Rubin and Ed” is set from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
The film will be screened at The Keg and I, 1291 Chimacum Road.
PORT LUDLOW — A Death Cafe is set from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The cafe will be at Port Ludlow Village Market, 40 Village Way.
According to a press release, Death Cafe offers a casual, friendly place to discuss death with the purpose of raising awareness and helping people to make the most of their finite lives.
The public is invited to this free event; cookies will be provided.
For more information, visit www.deathcafe.com.
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