A production of “Men on Boats,” the annual Loyalty Day Parade, and a Gem and Mineral Association open house are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.
“Men On Boats”
PORT TOWNSEND — Performances of “Men On Boats” are set for 7:30 tonight and Saturday night.
Due to high demand, Key City Public Theatre has added shows at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 419 Washington St.
Tickets are $24 to $29 per person.
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 “Space Force.”
PORT TOWNSEND — The city of Port Townsend will host Cosmic Swim from 7 to 9 tonight.
The family-friendly event will be at Mountain View Pool, 1925 Blaine St.
Admission is $5 per person.
Roboctopi open house
PORT TOWNSEND — Roboctopi 4819 will host an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
The free event will be at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St.
The Roboctopi, a local high school-aged robotics team, will demonstrate its robot, Contact, during the event.
For more information, email [email protected]
PORT TOWNSEND — Urban Sketchers will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
The group will meet at Sunrise Coffee at 308 10th St., and will sketch in and around the Port Townsend Boat Haven.
For more information, call Joyce Hester at 360-344-2662 or email joyce [email protected]
Park walk day
PORT TOWNSEND — The state Parks and Recreation Commission will sponsor a guided meditative walk at noon Saturday.
Participants in the two-hour hike will meet at the Madrona MindBody institute, Fort Worden, Building 310.
For more information, visit www.waparkrx.org.
Dance and concert
PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Democrats will host a fundraising dinner and dance from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
The dance will be at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.
Cheri Van Hoover and Doug Groenig will provide a free dance lesson from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Music will be provided by Tony Petrillo and the Roundabouts.
The $10 admission includes dinner, proceeds benefit the Jefferson County Democrats.
PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Marine Resource Committee will plant a rain garden in uptown Port Townsend on Tuesday.
Shifts are available for volunteers from 9:30 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Rain gardens capture and treat storm water runoff to prevent contaminants from reaching the ocean.
The project is co-sponsored by the Washington State University Jefferson County Extension and the city of Port Townsend.
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.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Humane Society of Jefferson County will host Barstool Bingo from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The fundraiser will be at the Hilltop Tavern, 2510 W. Sims Way.
Play two cards per game all night for $10; proceeds benefit the society.
Science and Sips
PORT TOWNSEND — Earll Murman will present “Lean Thinking and the Second Law of Law of Thermodynamics” from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The presentation will be in the pavilion at Port Townsend Vineyards, 2640 W. Sims Way.
The lecture is part of the Science and Sips program sponsored by the Washington Science Teachers Association; continuing education hours are available for teachers.
The public is invited to attend the free lecture series.
For more information, email Lois Sherwood at [email protected]
CHIMACUM — Sunfield Land for Learning will host a bingo night from 6 to 8 tonight.
The free event will be at the Finnriver Cider Garden, 124 Center Road.
For more information, visit www.sunfieldfarm.org.
CHIMACUM — Diane Young will present “Are You a Member of the FAN Club” from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
The public is invited to this free lecture at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.
Young’s Lecture was postponed in February due to snow and adverse road conditions.
The presentation is sponsored by the Jefferson County Genealogical Society.
CHIMACUM — Kelly Dodson and Sue Milliken will address the Olympic Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society at 3 p.m. Thursday.
The society will be meeting in the back room of the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.
Dodson and Milliken will present “Gardens, Gardeners and Plants in Britain.”
Their presentation will cover the highlights of their recent trips to the United Kingdom.
The public is invited to this free meeting.
PORT HADLOCK — The Great Decisions Discussion group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The group will meet at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.
The group will discuss “Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics.”
Great Decisions discussion groups, sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, are free and open to the public.
For more information, call 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.
Loyalty Day Parade
BRINNON — The Loyalty Day Parade, highlighted by public service organizations and children with American flags, will begin at 1 p.m. today.
It continues a community custom that started in 1921 and became a permanent addition to the Brinnon calendar in 1958, event organizer Ernie Muir said.
The parade will start at the Brinnon Booster Club, 151 Corey St., and end at Johnston Realty, 40 Brinnon Lane. That’s where a 25-minute program will take place, featuring preschool students from Brinnon and Quilcene.
Awards also will be given to Brinnon’s Citizen of the Year and Firefighter/EMT of the Year.
Waste prevention class
SEQUIM — Megan Davis will present a class on waste prevention from 11 a.m. to noon today.
The class will be at the Co-op Farm and Garden, 216 E. Washington St.
Davis is a waste-reduction coordinator with the Washington State University’s Clallam County Extension.
She will discuss ways to reduce household waste, including composting and proper recycling.
The public is invited to attend this free presentation.
For more information, call the co-op at 360- 683-4111 or visit www.theco-opfarmandgarden.com.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital will host its Spring Bunco party from noon to 3 p.m. today.
The fundraiser will be at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.
In addition to bunco, the event includes lunch and a silent auction.
Admission is $15 per person, proceeds benefit research and uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
For more information, call Pam Herd at 360-683-3089 or email sequim [email protected]
SEQUIM — The Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The open house will be in the association’s shop and lapidary classroom at 81 Hooker Road, unit 5.
Members will be on hand to show the shop and to discuss the classes offered by the club.
For more information, call Andy Patapoff at 303-906-0839, Kathy Schreiner at 360-681-3811 or visit www.sequimrocks.org.
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.
SEQUIM — The Skwim Toastmasters will host an open house from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The event will be in the meeting room at KSQM radio, 609 W. Washington St.
The theme for speakers is “An Evening of Playful Stories.”
SEQUIM — Nightingale will perform a CD launch concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
The duo of Mary Clock and Donna Rankin will perform at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.
Copies of the CD will be available for purchase and there will be a no-host bar.
Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at the door or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
For more information, call 360-808-0906 or email [email protected]
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.”
PORT ANGELES — Laura Starcevich will present a workshop on improvisation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight.
The workshop will be held in the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Laurisden Blvd.
The free workshop is open to individuals age 16 and older who are interested in overcoming stage fright or improving their public speaking skills.
For more information, email [email protected]
4-H day of service
PORT ANGELES — The Washington State University Clallam County Extension 4-H program will host a National Day of Service event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Local volunteers will clean up debris from the December windstorms at Lincoln Park, 1900 W. Lauridsen Blvd.
Volunteers should bring work gloves.
For more information, visit clallam.wsu.edu.
Touch a Truck
PORT ANGELES — Children of all ages are invited to see a variety of vehicles used by local agencies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The free Touch a Truck program will be at Queen of Angels School, 1007 S. Oak St.
For more information, call the school at 360-457-6903.
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will present “I Know Nothing About Genealogy” from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The free beginners’ genealogy class will be at the society’s Research Center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
The class will be conducted during the society’s open house from noon to 4 p.m.
Visitors may browse the books and use databases such as Ancestry, Find my Past and Fold 3 at no cost.
Volunteers will be on hand to help with searches.
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 at 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 will be admitted free.
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.
Kiwanis to meet
PORT ANGELES — Gail Clark will address a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles at noon Thursday.
The weekly meetings are held at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.
Clark will speak about the KiwanisSIGN Fracture Care International program.
The public is invited to attend the free meeting; food and beverages are available for purchase.
JOYCE — A benefit breakfast is set from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.
The breakfast will be served at the Crescent Bay Lions Clubhouse, 181 Holly Hill Road.
The menu includes pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, breakfast meats and beverages.
The meal cost $7 per person, $4 for children; proceeds will support Crescent High School Spanish class students’ trip to Costa Rica next April.
High school musical
FORKS — The Forks High School and Junior High School Drama Club will present “The Addams Family Musical” at 7 tonight and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.
The production will be staged at the Commons at Forks High School, 261 Spartan Ave.
Admission is $5 per person, there will be a bake sale during the intermission.
For more information, call the school drama department at 360-374-6262.
All class reunion
FORKS — The annual All Class Reunion will be at 4 p.m. Saturday.
The reunion will be at the Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Road.
Snacks and dinner will be served.
The admission is $20 per person; proceeds benefit the Forks Elks.
The reunion is open to all students who attended schools in Forks or Beaver and graduation lists through 1999 are on file.
Students who left before graduation or graduated after 1999 must call or text their names to 360-640-2132.
FORKS — West End Sportsmen will host bingo night at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The fundraiser will be at the West End Sportsmen’s Club, 243 Sportsmen’s Club Road.
Proceeds will benefit hunter education program and the annual Kids’ Fishing Day.
Read and Eat
CLALLAM BAY — The North Olympic Library System will continue its Read and Eat Gathering series at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
The gathering will be in the Clallam Bay Library, 16990 state Highway 112.
The theme for the gathering is “Mexican Cuisine.”
Attendees should check out a cookbook and bring a dish prepared from one of its recipes to share at the gathering.
Recommended cookbooks for April are “Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens” by Pati Jinich; “Pati’s Mexica Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking” by Pati Jinich; “Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America” by Maricel E. Presilla and “Tacos, Tortas, and Tamales: Flavors From the Griddles, Pots, and Street-Side Kitchens of Mexico” by Roberto Santibanez, J.J. Goode and Todd Coleman.
Read and Eat Gatherings are free and open to the public.
The theme for May’s Read and Eat Gathering will be “Asian Cuisine.”
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.