Talks about paddleboarding, biking among the upcoming Peninsula activities

A paddleboarding discussion, a bike adventure presentation and a playground fundraiser are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Paddleboarding panel

PORT TOWNSEND — There will be an inaugural presentation and panel discussion about SUPing Awesome!, the legends of stand-up paddleboarding Wednesday at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.

Tickets are $10 for the 90-minute presentation at 4 p.m. about the boundaries and concepts of what can be done in SUP, stand-up paddleboarding.

There will be opportunities for questions and answers.

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 “Listening (paying attention).”

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

Second Sunday swim

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

The pool will be open for a therapy/lap time from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the pool, 1925 Blaine St.

From 2 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.

Yoga benefit

PORT TOWNSEND — Madrona MindBody Institute’s Feel Good, Do Good monthly benefit will get underway at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The event is open to the public and will be held at MindBody at 310 Fort Worden Way. A Discover Pass is not required to park near the building, according to a news release.

Admission is by donation to the all-levels class which will be taught by Jacquie Hansen and Tinker Cavallaro.

Yoga mats and props will be provided.

This month’s fundraiser will benefit Disability Awareness Starts Here (DASH).

For those who can’t attend the yoga benefit but would like to donate to DASH can mail a check to DASH at P.O. Box 603, Port Hadlock, WA 98339-0603.

For more information, visit

Line dance class

PORT TOWNSEND — A line dance class will be offered at the Masonic Lodge from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Various genres of music will be offered, including Latin, pop, world and folk at the lodge, 1360 Jefferson St.

Beginners are welcome and dances are taught from the beginning.

For more information, contact Vickie Townsend at 360-385-7635 or vickie

Shakespeare reading

PORT TOWNSEND — A reading group called 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.

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

Final performance

PORT TOWNSEND — Local actor Joey Ripley will conclude his time in Port Townsend with a cabaret performance set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Tickets are $10 for the two-act performance at Key City Public Theatre, 419 Washington St.

To purchase tickets, visit www.keycitypublic, or call the theater’s box office at 360-385-5278.

Ripley’s performance will include original stories and show tunes showcasing what he’s learned and been working on in the Port Townsend area.

Featured will be Safire E. Glamour, a professional drag queen from New York.

GOP women meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — The Republican Women of Jefferson County will meet Thursday at 11:30 a.m.

Reservations are required. To place a reservation, call Peggy Reep at 360-385-4935.

The meeting will be held at the Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 W. Sims Way. For more information, call Reep.

Toastmasters event

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Toastmasters Club will convene for a meeting Thursday.

Guest speaker Kyle Hall will present “Better Evaluating: The Basics of Evaluation” from noon to 1 p.m. at the Port Townsend Library Learning Center-Charles Pink House at 1256 Lawrence St.

Members of the public are invited to the free meeting.

Although the talk’s focus is to better evaluate speeches in a toastmasters setting, the skills can apply equally well to employer-employee interviews, product reviews and even relationships, according to a news release.

For more information, call Jean McDonald at 360-789-7691 or visit


Playground fundraiser

CHIMACUM — Finnriver Farm & Cidery will host a fundraiser for a planned playground at H.J. Carroll Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission to the family-friendly event at Finnriver, 124 Center Road, is by donation.

Attendees can play around inside a hot air balloon, tumble with Twisters Gymnastics, get their face painted and enjoy live music.

For more information, call 360-531-1144, email, or visit

Trivia night

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Library invites the public to come test their knowledge about books, film and pop culture at 6:30 tonight.

The library’s “Books on Tap” trivia event will be held at Finnriver Farm & Cidery at 124 Center Road.

The event is free.

Those interested can go solo or form a team.


‘Artist in action’

PORT HADLOCK — The Old Alcohol Plant Inn will again host an Artist in Action event from today until Sunday.

The public is invited to witness 15 woman stone sculptors sculpt rough stone into a piece of art, as well as view their works at the inn at 310 Hadlock Bay Road.

Those interested can drop by the inn from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Hours for Saturday are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Northwest Stone Sculptors Association.

For more information, call 360-301-1085 or visit

Caregiver support group

PORT HADLOCK — Caregivers or anyone who knows someone afflicted with memory loss are invited to attend a free Alzheimer Association Caregiver support group at 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Meetings are held every second Monday at the Port Hadlock Community United Methodist Church, 130 Church Lane.

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

Tech Tuesday

PORT HADLOCK — Jefferson County Library’s Tech Tuesday will begin with a presentation about outdoor apps and websites at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Participants can learn how to use the various sources such as travel guides, plant and animal identification guides, maps and compasses as well as flashlights at the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.

Following the hour-long presentation, drop-in tech assistance will be available until 6 p.m.

Library staff will be on hand to provide individual assistance with computers or hand-held devices.

Attendees can bring devices or borrow one from the library.

Epic adventure talk

PORT HADLOCK — Author Bill Thorness will talk about his bicycling adventure from Vancouver, B.C., to the Mexico border at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

His presentation at the Jefferson County Library, 620 W. Cedar Ave., will include photo and map slide shows.

The book he authored, “Cycling the Pacific Coast,” contains the stories of the adventure he will talk about.

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


Thumbelina play

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited to the Port Angeles High School drama class production of “Thumbelina” at 6 tonight.

Doors to the event at the high school’s performing arts center stage, 304 E. Park Ave., open at 5:30 p.m.

Admission is by donation.

“Thumbelina is a play adaptation based on a story about a little girl born from a flower,” according to a news release.

Webinar and pizza

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will host a Pizza and Webinar event at noon Saturday.

The cost is $5 for the event at the society’s Research Center at 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Presented during the webinar titled “Stories in Stone,” will be introductory methods used in cemetery research.

Beverages will be served.

Other dates set for the series are July 14 and Aug. 11.

For more information, contact the society at 360-417-5000 or askus@clallam or drop by the center.

Mosaic dance

PORT ANGELES — Clallam Mosaic will host its monthly dance from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The dance is $5, while an optional lunch is $2 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave. Accompanying caregivers are admitted for free.

The lunch will feature turkey tacos, TexMex bean casserole, Mexican-style cole slaw, fresh fruit, dessert — including a sugar-free option — coffee, tea and water.

Refreshments will be available.

The next dance is scheduled for July 14.

For more information, visit

Paranormal meeting

PORT ANGELES — Paranormal Kindred will gather for a meeting at the Port Angeles Library’s Carver room from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Members of the public are invited to the attend the meeting in the library’s Coffey Room at 2210 S. Peabody St.

“The meeting is an adult discussion group about anomalous phenomena,” according to a news release.

For more information, email

College play

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College’s drama production students’ presentations of “Hot Sex America Zombie Weekend” and “A Dollar” continue at 7:30 tonight and Saturday night.

The free, student-led productions will be performed at the college’s Little Theater at the Port Angeles campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

“Hot Sex America Zombie Weekend” — an original play by Peninsula College English Professor Michael Calvin Mills — is a musical set in modern-day New Orleans and follows a pair of FBI agents looking to bust a criminal scheme.

David Pinski’s “A Dollar” is set in the roaring 1920s and centers around a group of lost travelers in the forest who don’t know which direction to follow. The show illustrates how greed can take over the rational mind.

Plant clinic

PORT ANGELES — The Washington State University Clallam County Extension will host a plant clinic Monday.

From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the public can seek a variety of plant help and assistance during the clinic at the Clallam County Courthouse at 223 E. Fourth St.

Questions relating to plant identification, pest and disease control, as well as vegetable gardening can be addressed.

For more information, call 360-417-2514.

Gardening advice

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited to ask master gardeners about vegetable gardening from 10 a.m. to noon Monday.

Master gardeners will be available Mondays as they tend their plots at the Fifth Street Community Garden at 328 E. Fifth St. during the growing season to chat.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

Book discussion

PORT ANGELES — “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” by Anthony Marra 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 “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” are available in various formats including regular print, audiobook on CD and downloadable e-book.

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

Retirement reception

PORT ANGELES — A retirement reception for Port Angeles School District Superintendent Marc Jackson is set for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Members of the public are invited to join the event at the Lincoln Center at 905 W. Ninth St.

Jackson is set to retire at the close of June, following a four-year tenure at the school district.


Backyard birding

SEQUIM — Backyard Birding classes at the Dungeness River Audubon Center will feature “Out of the Nest” by Ken Wiersema and Nina Sarmiento 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, the duo will cover various aspects of an adult bird’s role in feeding and caring for young birds, how young bird’s food needs change as they grow, vulnerabilities of young birds, and how to make homes and properties less hazardous to young birds.

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

Book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library 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.

Specials for this month’s sale include books about fly tying, bird identification, how to build greenhouses and arbors, patio design, woodworking and 57 Golden Books for children.

There are also multiple seasons of TV shows — including but not limited to — “The Office,” “Friends,” “24,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Felicity.”

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

Book discussion

SEQUIM — “The Garden of Evening Mists” by Tan Twan Eng will be discussed at 3 p.m. Saturday during the Second Saturday Book Discussion Group’s meeting.

All are welcome to participate at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Copies of “The Gardening of Evening Mists” are available in various formats including regular print, audiobook on CD and downloadable e-book.

They can be requested online by visiting the library catalog at

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

Ice cream social

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange will host its first ice cream social of the year Sunday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Banana splits or sundaes will be available for $5 at the grange at 290 Macleay Road.

A portion of the proceeds go to Sequim Community Aid.

For further information, call Loretta Bilow 360-582-0100

Toastmaster speaker

SEQUIM — The Skwim Toastmaster’s Second Tuesday Guest Speaker series will continue with a presentation by Rebecca Reece set for 7 p.m. Tuesday.

While admission is free, reservations are requested. Free tickets are available online at

Reece will present “Find the Funny: The Why and How of Humor for Speakers, Storytellers, and Writers,” at The Gathering Place in Sunland at 135 Fairway Drive.

Her speech will focus on how attendees can discover humor in their stories to enhance audience connection.

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

Yacht club presentation

SEQUIM — The Sequim Bay Yacht Club will host Linda Carlson for a presentation about the history of company towns in the Pacific Northwest at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The public is invited to attend the presentation at the John Wayne Marina large assembly room at 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road.

She will describe the variety of towns such as timber, coal, lime, copper, hydro and war-worker and what daily life was like in them.

For more information, visit www.sequimbayyacht

Plant clinic

SEQUIM — Members of the public are invited to ask Master Gardeners about gardening from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Master gardeners will be available Thursdays at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden at 2711 Woodcock Road to answer questions regarding identification, pest and disease control, and vegetable gardening.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

Support group

SEQUIM — A brain injury support group will convene for a session from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.

Those who have experienced a brain injury of any type, due to any reason are invited to attend the free meeting at Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

In association with the Washington State Brain Injury Issue Association, this support group provides knowledge and understanding of brain injuries of any type ranging from concussions to strokes and aneurysms, according to a news release.

For more information, call Azella at 360-461-7980.

‘Tech-Know-logy’ talk

SEQUIM — The public is invited to Sequim Library’s Tech-Know-Logy open house 2 p.m. Thursday.

Those interested can bring their technological questions to the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave., where library staff will assist attendees.

Staff will talk about different devices and how they are compatible with the library’s various technological resources.

Future 30-minute one-on-one follow-up appointments can be arranged during the event, or online at appointments.

For more information, call 360-681-1611, email or visit


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.

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

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