(Photo courtesy Calista Washburn)

(Photo courtesy Calista Washburn)

Strawberry fundraiser, crabs, philosophy on tap

A strawberry shortcake fundraiser, a crab feed and a lecture on the history of philosophy are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar.

PORT ANGELES

Veterans memorial

PORT ANGELES — A veterans memorial service is planned at 1 p.m. today.

The service is held on the last Friday of each month at Veterans Memorial Park, 217 S. Lincoln St.

During the ceremony, the names of local veterans are read aloud, the bell is rung after each name, a rifle salute is fired and a bugler plays taps.

The ceremony is preceded by a bagpiper who also closes the ceremony by playing “Amazing Grace.”

Strawberry shortcake

PORT ANGELES — A strawberry shortcake fundraiser for the Port Angeles Farmers Market is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Strawberry Shortcake Festival will be at the farmer’s market in The Gateway Transit Center at Lincoln and Front streets.

Locally grown strawberries will be paired with shortcake biscuits from Pane D’Amore and topped with whipped cream. Proceeds will support the market.

Live music and a family fund day also are planned.

The festival will continue July 6.

Masonic bingo

PORT ANGELES — Mason’s Lodge 69 will host bingo from 6:30 to 9 tonight and Wednesday night.

The lodge is located at 622 S. Lincoln St.

Proceeds benefit Lodge programs.

For more information, visit www.pamasonic.org.

Paint and Sip

PORT ANGELES — Todd Fischer will host a Paint and Sip event at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

The fundraiser will be at Civic Field, 307 S. Race St. during the Lefties game against the Bend Elks.

Participants will receive a ticket to the game, a free drink and the supplies to paint with.

The event costs $50 per person and proceeds will benefit the United Way of Clallam County.

Register for one of the limited number of spaces by email Fischer at sawlty bum@gmail.com.

Fischer also has donated his original painting “Summer Ridge Nights” to the United Way to raffle off on Friday, July 12.

Tickets are three for $5 or 20 for $20 and can be purchased at Lefties games or at the United Way’s offices located at 1601 E. Front St. Building 2 Suite A.

Senior dance

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.

Art of gathering

PORT ANGELES — Play=Peace will sponsor Art-Making and Connection from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The free session of play and creation will be in the classroom at 1 of a Kind Gallery in The Landing mall, 115 Railroad Ave.

For more information, call 206-200-4542 or email maryalice@playequalspeace.com.

Brain injury group

PORT ANGELES — A brain injury support group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The monthly meeting is held in the Wendel Room of Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St.

The free support group is open to the public.

SEQUIM

Market storytime

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Library System will host Storytime at the Sequim Farmers Market at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The free early literacy program will be held on the plaza in front of the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St.

Storytime is geared toward toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers.

Saturday is Kids’ Day at the market.

For more information, call the library at 360-417-8500, email discover@nols.org or visit www.nols.org.

Crab feed

SEQUIM — The Sequim Vally Lions Club will host a crab feed from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The meal will be in Pioneer Park, 387 E. Washington St.

It will cost $30 per person for a full meal and $20 per person for a half portion.

For more information, call Steve Sahnow at 360-683-9566 or email sahnows @olypen.com.

Picnic auction

SEQUIM — Olympic Nature Experience will host its sixth Picnic Auction from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The annual fundraiser will be at Jardin Du Soleil, 3932 Sequim-Dungeness Way.

The event features a live auction for hand-crafted picnics prepared by Sequim restaurants and food artisans.

Family activities will include nature crafts, a native plant walk and storytelling.

Food and drink will be available from local purveyors Finnriver Farm and Cidery, the Peninsula Taproom and Pacific Pantry.

Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family; children 5 and younger will be admitted for free.

For more information, visit www.olympicnature experience.org.

Elks bingo

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

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.

PORT TOWNSEND

Conversation Cafe

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 “Admitting Mistakes.”

Family movie

PORT TOWNSEND — A free screening of the 1982 film “E.T.: The Extraterrestrial” is planned at 7 tonight.

The film will be shown at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

The PG-rated film is recommended for children aged 7 and older by Common Sense Media.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-3181 or visit www.ptpublic library.org.

Chetzemoka walk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers Volkssport Club will host 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer walks and a 20-kilometer bike ride on the Chetzemoka Interpretive Trail at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Registration for the free event is from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Memorial Field, 550 Washington St.

The trail is composed of back roads, sidewalks and well-groomed trails but, according to a press release, is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.

Walkers will be provided with maps, walking directions and start cards; water and restrooms will be available at the start and finish point.

The Native Connections Action Group will host an opening ceremony for the trail at 1 p.m. on Memorial Field.

For more information, call Todd Oberlander at 360-620-081 or visit www.opevolkssport.org.

Story swap

PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Storytelling Guild will host a story swap at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The free storytelling session will be in the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

This month’s theme is “Fractured Fairy Tales for Adults” in preparation for the guild’s ensemble performance in October.

For more information, call 360-316-9600 or email quimperstoryguild@gmail.com.

Summer band

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Summer Band will perform a free concert from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The band will play in the Gazebo at Chetzemoka Park, 1000 Jackson St.

For more information, call Miles Vokurka at 360-379-5710 or email ptsummerband@yahoo.com.

Landscape painting

PORT TOWNSEND — The Summer Reading Program will host a session of landscape painting from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Participants should meet by the swings at Chetzemoka Park, 1000 Jackson St.

Youths aged 6-12 years old will be able to look at famous landscape paintings then create their own with watercolors.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-3181 or visit www.ptpublic library.org.

Book Lovers’ Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — The Book Lovers’ Cafe will discuss “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

The free group meets monthly in the Charles Pink House, 1256 Lawrence St.

In August, the group will discuss “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid.

For more information, call Melody Eisler at 360-344-3054 or email meisler @cityofpt.us.

Yoga benefit

PORT TOWNSEND — Renee Klein will teach an all-levels benefit yoga class at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The benefit — part of the Feel Good, Do Good program — will be at the Madrona MindBody Institute, in Building 310 in Fort Worden.

Admission is by donation and this month, all proceeds will benefit the Jumping Mouse Children’s Center.

For more information, visit www.feelgooddogood.org.

Loss support group

PORT TOWNSEND — Survivors of Suicide will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The group for people who have lost someone to suicide meets monthly at Dove House, 1045 10th St.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Jill or John Hamilton at 360-302-0569 or email sos.jeffco@gmail.com.

Ukulele open mic

PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will host a happy hour open mic event at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The free open microphone event will be at the Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 W. Sims Ave.

The public is welcome to come to play or to just listen.

For more information, call 360-385-2233.

Beach walk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will guide a low-tide beach walk from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Participants will meet at the center’s aquarium and museum.

The walk, which includes admission to the aquarium and museum, costs $5 per person, $3 for youths aged 5-17 years. Children younger than 5 and marine science center members are free.

For more information or to reserve a space, call Carolyn at 360-385-5582, ext. 109 or email cwoods@ptmsc.org.

CHIMACUM

Climate on Tap

CHIMACUM — The Climate Action Committee of Local 20/20 will host “Shopping for Change” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The community discussion is part of the Climate On Tap series held at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

This meeting will provide ideas and actions to support with dollars.

For more information, visit www.finnriver.com.

Philosophy history

CHIMACUM — Wesley Cecil will discuss the history of philosophy from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The lecture is part of the 16-week Philosophy in the Barn series presented in the Hay Barn at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

The suggested donation is $5.

The barn is unheated so participants are encouraged to dress for the weather.

PORT HADLOCK

Lunar touchdown

PORT HADLOCK — The Summer Reading Program will host a science workshop from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. today.

The free program will be at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Participants will explore the concepts of gravity, motion, and force using paper, straws, and mini-marshmallows to design and build a shock-absorbing system to protect two “astronauts” when they land on the moon.

This program also will be offered from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene.

For more information, call 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.

Tech Tuesday

PORT HADLOCK — Library staff will present “Free eBooks and Audiobooks” from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The class is part of the Tech Tuesday series at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

The presentation will cover how to access the thousands of eBooks and audiobooks that are available for free through the library.

Tech staff will be available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. after the class for drop-in tech assistance with phones, tablets or other devices.

For more information, call 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.

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