Studium Generale, birding, book discussions slated on the Olympic Peninsula

A Studium Generale presentation, a coffee meet-up, a birding hike and book discussions are among the upcoming activities on the Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at


Coffee with Comrades

FORKS — All veterans are welcome to Coffee with Comrades from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursdays.

The event is at the Forks VFW 9106 post, 110 S. Spartan Ave.

The coffee time is free.

Bingo night

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 hunter education program and the annual Kids’ Fishing Day.


Green Thumb lecture

PORT ANGELES — Leilani Wood will present “Growing in Greenhouses for Sustenance and the Soul” at noon Thursday.

This week’s Green Thumb Garden Tips lecture will only be viewable by live stream from the county commissioners chamber.

Wood will discuss which plants grow well in greenhouses and which to avoid, the conditions necessary for optimal growth and how best to control these factors in a greenhouse.

To view the lecture, visit then click on the “Video” link when it appears next to the lecture.

According to a press release, future Green Thumb Garden Tips lectures will continue to be available as live streams even after the current health crisis is resolved.

For more information, call the county extension at 360-565-2679.

Kiwanis to meet

PORT ANGELES — Darlene Ryan Clemens will address a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles at noon Thursday.

The club meets weekly at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.

Clemens will discuss the “Mind in the Making” project.

The public is invited to attend the free meeting. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

For more information, visit

Studium Generale

PORT ANGELES — David Eisenhour will present “My Carbon Dialogue: a Brief History of How I’ve Expressed my Love for this Planet” at 12:35 p.m. Thursday.

The free lecture is part of the Studium Generale series presented in the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Eisenhour is a sculptor who works predominately in cast bronze.

The lecture will be followed by a reception in the PUB Gallery of Art where Eisenhour’s solo exhibit “My Carbon Dialogue” is on display.

For more information, email Kate Reavey at [email protected].


Birding hike

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society will host a birding hike from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Thursday.

The group will meet at the south parking lot, near the dog park, in Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

Attendees might see Eurasian wigeon and other duck species as well as warblers and purple finches.

For more information, call trip leader Bob Boekelheide at 360-808-0196 or email [email protected].

Elks bingo

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

Support group

SEQUIM — The Alzheimer’s Association will host a caregiver support group meeting from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

The monthly meeting is held in room 401 of Sequim Bible Church, 847 N. Sequim Ave.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Carolyn Lindley at 360-683-5294.


Book discussion

PORT HADLOCK — A discussion of “Before the Wind” by Jim Lynch is planned from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday.

The discussion group will meet at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Sign-up is required, and copies of the book are available to borrow.

In April the group will discuss “Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy” by Dyana Furmansky.

For more information, call 360-385-6544 or visit



PORT TOWNSEND — Keeth Apgar will present Sing-a-Ling from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursday.

The program for toddlers and pre-schoolers will be at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-3181 or visit

Toastmasters compete

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Toastmasters Club invites the public to attend its Speech and Evaluation Contests from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.

The competition is in the Fellowship Hall at Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St.

The club-level competition is the first step toward the international competition to be held in Paris this year.

Refreshments will be served at this free event. Attendees are advised to reserve a seat at

Death discussion

PORT TOWNSEND — Carrie Andrews will host Death over Drinks from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

The monthly meeting is at Manresa Castle, 651 Cleveland Ave.

This month the group will discuss medical aid in dying and voluntarily stopping eating and drinking.

For more information, call Andrews at 360-301-3379, email [email protected] or visit

Author talk

PORT TOWNSEND — Author Glynda Peterson Schaad will speak from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The informal book talk will be at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

Schaad will be discussing her book “High Divide: Minnie Peterson’s Olympic Mountain Adventures.”

The presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-3181 or visit

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