VR guided meditation, gardening lecture, dancing set for Thursday

VR guided meditation, a Green Thumb lecture and dancing are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com/calendar.

FORKS

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 programs and the annual Kids’ Fishing Day.

PORT ANGELES

Kiwanis to meet

PORT ANGELES — Jeffrey Haley 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.

Haley, from Oxford House Chapter 20, will discuss the Oxford House’s programs.

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

For more information, visit kiwanisofpa.portalbuzz.com.

Green Thumb lecture

PORT ANGELES — Jeaneatte Stehr-Green will present “Pruning Blueberries for Productivity” at noon Thursday.

The lecture is part of the Green Thumb Garden Tips series held in the county commissioners meeting room in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

Stehr-Green will discuss pruning blueberry plants so that they become healthier, develop strong wood and produce more, bigger and better berries.

Following her presentation, Stehr-Green and fellow master gardener Audreen Williams will demonstrate pruning techniques at the Fifth Street Community Garden, 328 East Fifth St.

Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to eat during the presentation.

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

Studium Generale

PORT ANGELES — John Victor Anderson will read some of his original poetry at 12:35 p.m. Thursday.

Anderson’s presentation is part of the Studium Generale series in the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Anderson is a professor of English and literature at the college’s Port Angeles campus, he also teaches in the college’s program at Clallam Bay Corrections Center.

The Studium is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Kate Reavey at 360-417-6268 or email [email protected].

Music, dance, drum

PORT ANGELES — Gansango Music and Dance will present a dance performance at 4 p.m. and a drumming workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Both programs will be presented at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The Seattle-based multi-cultural group performs traditional and contemporary West African dance.

The drumming workshop will focus on djembé, djun-djun, paholé and percussion.

For more information, call the library at 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

SEQUIM

Guided meditation

SEQUIM — Virtual-reality guided meditation sessions are set for 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

The 30-minute sessions are at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Since virtual reality (VR) has potential safety concerns, participants must be 13 years or older.

Adult participants must sign a release waiver, and each participant between 13 and 17 must have a parent sign a release waiver.

Waiver forms are available to pick up in advance at the library or at www.nols.org.

For more information, visit www.nols.org or email to [email protected].

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.

CHIMACUM

Computer group

CHIMACUM — The Port Townsend Seriously Laidback Users Group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Macintosh computer user meeting will be at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

The meeting will begin with a basic Mac how-to lesson and the general meeting will start at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit www.ptslug.org.

PORT HADLOCK

Rotary to meet

PORT HADLOCK — State Treasurer Duane Davidson will address a meeting of the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

The club meets at the Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road.

Davidson will discuss how his office is increasing access to funding for local governments.

Registration at tinyurl.com/PDN-EJC-Rotary is required for this free program.

Book discussion

PORT HADLOCK — A discussion of “The Hours” by Michael Cunningham 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.

Signup is required; copies of the book are available to borrow.

In March the group will discuss “Before the Wind” by Jim Lynch.

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

PORT TOWNSEND

Sing-a-Ling

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 www.ptpubliclibrary.org.

Toastmasters meet

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Toastmasters Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.

The group will meet at Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St.

The public is invited to attend this free meeting.

In addition to prepared speeches, the program includes impromptu speaking practice and speech evaluations.

For more information, call 360-789-7691 or visit jeffco.toastmastersclubs.org.

Library open house

PORT TOWNSEND — “Fall in Love with Your Library” is set for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

The free open house is at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

The public is invited to come and enjoy live music, Valentine crafts and light refreshments.

Pints and policy

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend Tri-Area for Elizabeth Warren will host Pints and Policy from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

The political presentation is at Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar, 842 Washington St.

Ian Nickel will present “Criminal Justice Reform.”

For more information, call Susan Uballe at 906-236-1660.

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.

The topic for February is “How to talk about your wishes.”

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

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