Housing rights will be presented in Port Townsend, Puppy Pilots will provide information in Sequim and the Clallam County Genealogical Society will host an open house in Port Angeles.
Those are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.
Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsula dailynews.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwest Maritime Center will open its doors to the public for the next installment of its Salty Cinema series at 7 tonight.
“Song of the Sea” will be screened for free at the center, 431 Water St.
“Based on the Irish legends of the selkies, ‘Song of the Sea’ tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past,” according to a news release.
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Stuffed animal sleep-over
PORT TOWNSEND — Children and their families are invited to bring a stuffed animal to the Port Townsend Library at 5:30 tonight.
A pajama storytime will be held at the library, 1220 Lawrence St., after which attendees will leave the stuffed animals at the library.
At 10 a.m., families can pick them up.
For more information, call 360-384-3181.
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.
Today’s conversation will be “Loyalty.”
For more information, visit www.conversationcafe.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to Mountain View Pool’s “Cosmic Swim” from 7 to 9 tonight.
Everyone will be admitted for $5 at the pool, 1925 Blaine St.
For information, call 360-385-7665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Mad Hattons will be the featured musical entertainment at the next Quimper Grange square dance and social at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $7 and $5 for those who did not use a car for transportation; children younger than 16 will be admitted free at the grange, 1219 Corona St.
Dave Thielk will be the caller.
For more information, call Thielk at 360-602-1270 or visit www.quimper grange.com.
Sea Tales event
PORT TOWNSEND — Author, actor and sailor Emiliano Marino will read excerpts from “Men Against the Sea” at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The reading will be at The Artful Sailor, 410 Washington St.
The book is based on Capt. William Bligh’s log that chronicled his 41-day, 3,600-mile voyage in the Bounty’s 23-foot launch with a crew of 18.
Space is limited. Visitors are advised to bring their own chairs or cushions.
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Housing rights program
PORT TOWNSEND — Dove House Advocacy Services and the Northwest Justice Project will present renter and landlord rights from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.
The public is invited to the event at Dove House, 1045 10th St.
Presentations will be provided by Justice Project attorneys Ariel Speser and Steve Robins, as well as Sam and Faber Feinson.
Guest speakers will include Trevor Hansen, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office; and Debbie Tesch, Peninsula Housing Authority.
Those interested can sign up for a pro-bono clinic slated for Saturday, Feb. 10.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 360-385-5292.
Festival planning party
PORT TOWNSEND — Members of the public are invited to a Tasmanian planning party for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival tour at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Race to Alaska race boss Daniel Evans, and Wooden Boat Festival director Barb Trailer will speak during the event at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
They will provide festival highlights and details about the festival.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 360-385-3628 ext. 106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salmon bingo night
PORT TOWNSEND — The North Olympic Salmon Coalition will host a benefit bingo night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
For $1, attendees can receive a bingo card at the Hilltop Tavern, 2510 W. Sims Way.
All proceeds from the sale of cards will benefit the salmon coalition.
For more information, visit www.nosc.org.
PORT HADLOCK — “Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” will be screened at 6 p.m. Monday.
The film will be shown at Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., as an episode during a six-week study course developed by Northwest Earth Institute called Menu for the Future.
Those interested can arrive at 5:30 p.m. for a meet and greet with local farmers and other community members.
“Taking us on a journey through catastrophic disappearances of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this alarming and ultimately uplifting film weaves together a dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists, and philosophers around the world,” according to a news release.
Films will be shown weekly for six weeks along with discussion groups on the topic of Menu for the Future, a study course developed by Northwest Earth Institute.
Discussions are set at 10:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. each Monday.
For more information, call 360-385-6544.
PORT HADLOCK — Adults older than 18 years old are invited to Jefferson County Library for puzzles, board games and brain teasers at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Guests can bring their own games from home, or choose from the selection at the library, 620 W. Cedar Ave.
Featured will be cast iron puzzles, wooden block puzzles, tangrams, Swish, Niya, Chess, On the dot, Q-Biz, Scotland Yard, Lewo Wooden Stacking Game, Perplexus and Tenzi.
Old-timey jam, potluck
CHIMACUM — The Chimacum Grange will open its doors for a community potluck at 6 p.m. Sunday.
The event at the grange, 9572 Rhody Drive, is free, but donations to the hall are appreciated.
Attendees are asked to bring a potluck dish and a beverage.
Musicians are invited to bring an instrument, such as banjos, guitars, concertina, harmonica, or a wash-tub bass to join in the jam at 7 p.m.
Plates, cutlery and napkins will be provided.
For more information, call 360-732-0015.
Puppy Pilot meeting
SEQUIM — Puppy Pilots of the Olympic Peninsula will hold an open informational meeting 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sequim Library.
The public is invited to the meeting at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
During the meeting, attendees can learn more about the nonprofit organization and discover current volunteer opportunities.
The club raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
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SEQUIM — Members of the public are invited to drop by Happy Valley Alpaca Ranch for its Winter Ranch Tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Attendees can meet the ranch’s alpacas, and shop locally handmade and imported alpaca apparel at the ranch, 4629 Happy Valley Road.
Glassblowing demonstrations and blown glass items also will be available at Molten Mamma’s Hot Shop on the ranch’s property.
There will be goats, chickens and pigs at the shop, as well.
This is the final tour slated for January.
For more information, contact Mike and Linda Gooch at 360-681-0948 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge invites those 18 and older to play bingo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is free.
The minimum buy-in for the game is $10 at the lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.
Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.
For more information, call Crystal Parker at 360-683-3034.
SEQUIM — The Sequim City Band will rehearse from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The public is invited to the rehearsal at the James Center for Performing Arts’ Swisher Hall, 350 N. Blake Ave.
Admission to the event is free.
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SEQUIM — The public is invited to a talk about shallow geophysics at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sequim Library.
The library is at 630 N. Sequim Ave.
The content of the talk will concern investigations for tunnels in Canada, Austria, Columbia, Poland, Australia and under the Bosporus.
Methods involve seismic compressional waves and shear waves, ground-penetrating radar, as well as resistivity.
For more information, call 360-457-2487.
Learn to bird
SEQUIM — “Beginning Birds & Birding,” a class designed for beginning birders and new residents who wish to learn and recognize local birds and anyone who wants to better understand birds, is set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each Thursday in February.
The classes will be at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.
The cost is $40 for center members, $60 for non-members.
Seminars will cover basic bird identification, types of birds, bird behaviors and adaptations, bird sounds, field guides, nest boxes and birding optics.
Participants must pre-register.
For more information or to register, contact education coordinator Jenna Ziogas at 360-681-4076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT ANGELES — Elston and Jackie Hill will share some of their cold trips and tips about outdoor gear tonight during the final edition of the 2018 Adventure Series.
“Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, and Alberta” will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles.
Admission is a suggested $5 donation. Donations will support the Olympic Discovery Trail.
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PORT ANGELES — A free workshop for parents and educators presented by the state Office of the Education Ombudsman will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today.
Clallam Parent to Parent will sponsor this discussion which will cover all aspects of individual education plans at the Lincoln Center, 905 W. Ninth St.
Program specifics covered will include communication between parents and school districts, how to effectively work as a team, and how to facilitate transparency,
Coffee and refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Parent to Parent coordinator Shawnda Hicks at 360-406-1215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Genealogical open house
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will hold a open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The public is invited to drop by the society’s home, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., and discover more about the organization.
A beginner’s genealogy class will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. during the event.
The class requires registration. To register, call 360-417-5000.
Snacks will be available.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Senior & Community Center will host a Senior Swingers dance from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The Cat’s Meow will provide music for the dance at the center, 328 E. Seventh St.
The first visit is free, and $5 covers all visits.
Climate film screening
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Democrats and Olympic Climate Action invite the public to a screening of “Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance” at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The live stream video presentation will be at Democrats’ headquarters, 124-A W. First St.
A discussion will be held following the film.
For more information, visit www.actionnetwork.org.
PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to attend the Clallam Parent to Parent support group at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The group is for families providing care for people with special needs.
The group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Youth Room at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave.
Attendees can discuss and share information about dealing with difficult situations, advocacy for a loved one, obtaining respite for themselves, and finding support for emotional and self-care issues.
For more information, contact Shawnda Hicks, Clallam Parent to Parent coordinator, at 360-406-1215 or p2p@clallam mosaic.org; or visit www.clallammosaic.org/p2p.
JOYCE — The Crescent Bay Lions Club will host a benefit breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.
The public is invited to the breakfast at the Lions’ clubhouse at 181 Holly Hill Road off state Highway 112.
The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.
The menu includes eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice.
All proceeds will go to the Crescent Bay Lions for community projects.
FORKS — Free dance lessons will be offered at the Forks Congregational Church at 7 tonight.
Jane and Terry Heilman invite dancers of all skill levels to attend the lesson at the church’s Fellowship Hall, 280 Spartan Ave.
The lessons are held on Fridays at the church.
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FORKS — BLOCK Fest will get started at the Forks Library at 11 a.m. today.
Parents and/or caregivers are asked to accompany their child and strongly encouraged to join in the play at the library, 171 S. Forks Ave.
BLOCK Fest is a researched-based block play program geared toward children from 8 months to 8 years old.
Children and adults can rotate from station to station in a self-guided tour to play with a variety of different blocks.
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FORKS — A free Winterfest dinner will be served by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The dinner at the church, 250 N. Blackberry Ave., will feature German sausage and sauerkraut, as well as spatzle, brotchen and wurzel bier.
Donations to the church will be accepted.
For more information, call 360-374-6343.
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.
Concessions will be available for purchase.
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