Community Calendar — Feb. 24, 2021

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:30am
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Deadline for items appearing in the community calendar is noon on Wednesday, one week before publication at editor@ sequimgazette.com or delivered to the Sequim Gazette at 147 W. Washington St.

Events, exhibits

• Peninsula College Studium Generale event, “Hidden Qualities of High Impact Experiences and Events,” with cultural producer/author/strategist Tilly Hinton, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. Join on Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/j/82419155703 (meeting ID: 824 1915 5703).

• Aging Mastery Kits and Book Discussion. Hosted by the North Olympic Library System, the series is a “hands-on experience that encourages people to spend more time each day doing things that are good for themselves and for others.” Get free kits through NOLS’s curbside service. Remaining sessions are: Feb. 25, March 4, March 11, March 18 and March 25. Sign up at nols.org/aging-mastery-kits.

• Trivia Nights @ NOLS Virtual Edition: “Romance Books & Movies Trivia.” At 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26. Register at nols.org/trivia-nights-nols-virtual-edition.

• Dungeness River Audubon Center virtual event: “Of Prairies and People: Looking Back to See Ahead,” with ecologist David Peter. From 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 2. Register at olympicpeninsulaaudubon.org.

• “Celebration of March” exhibit at Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., in March. Featuring photographer Katherin Loveland, artists from Clallam Mosaic. Opening 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, March 5. Gallery open 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday; facial coverings, social distancing are required. See bluewholegallery.com.

• Meet the Author virtual event hosted by the North Olympic Library System, with Roshani Chokshi, at noon on Wednesday, March 3. Learn about the writing process and more from the Pandava series author. Register at nols.org to receive Zoom login. Call 360-417-8500 for more information.

• 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “The Island of Sea Women” by Lisa See, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-tuesday-book-discussion-group.

• Words Matter (North Olympic Library System), for students in grades 5-9, discussing “The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora” by Pablo Cartaya, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9. Virtual meeting. Register at nols.org/teen-book-clubs.

• Charcoal artist Lance Snider featured at Harbor Art Gallery, 114 N. Laurel St., Port Angeles, in March, April. Meet artist at gallery on Thursday, March 11, and/or Thursday, April 8. Gallery is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday; social distancing and masks are required.

• Building for the Future Conference, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 13. Free conference hosted by North Olympic Library System and Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Washington Association for the Education of Young Children; features presentations to offer insight and education on youth trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and coping mechanisms related to COVID-19. Register at nols.org/building-for-the-future-conference.

• 2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive” by Stephanie Land, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 13. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-saturday-book-discussion-group.

• Dungeness River Audubon Center virtual event: “Who Let the Crabs Out?” with Lorenz Sollmann, deputy project leader with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. From 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 16. Explore biology, history of European green crab, big picture control efforts, and focus on Dungeness refuge removal efforts. Register at olympicpeninsulaaudubon.org.

• “The One Minute Film Festival,” 8 p.m. Friday, March 19. Features 60-second films by Peninsula College film students. Free tickets are available on Eventbrite at bit.ly/3tV7ebS.

• Dungeness River Audubon Center virtual event: “Ducks,” with Jenna Ziogas. From 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 30. Register at olympicpeninsulaaudubon.org.

• 2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “The Fifth Season” by N.K. Jemisin, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 10. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-saturday-book-discussion-group.

• 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “Walking With the Wind” by John Lewis and Mike D’Orso, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-tuesday-book-discussion-group.

• Words Matter (North Olympic Library System), for students in grades 5-9, discussing “I Am Still Alive” by Kate Alice Marshall, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13. Virtual meeting. Register at nols.org/teen-book-clubs.

• 2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “The Other Americans” by Laila Lalami, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 8. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-saturday-book-discussion-group.

• 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-tuesday-book-discussion-group.

• Teen Reads (North Olympic Library System), for students in grades 9-12, discussing “With the Fire on High” by Elizabeth Acevedo, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23. Virtual meeting. Register at nols.org/teen-book-clubs.

• Teen Reads (North Olympic Library System), for students in grades 9-12, discussing “Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27. Virtual meeting. Register at nols.org/teen-book-clubs.

• 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-tuesday-book-discussion-group.

• 2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “The Memory Police” by Yoko Ogawa, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 12. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-saturday-book-discussion-group.

• 2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “There There” by Tommy Orange, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 10. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-saturday-book-discussion-group.

• 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “Lost City of the Monkey God” by Douglas Preston, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-tuesday-book-discussion-group.

• 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “Mozart’s Starling” by Lyanda Lynn Haupt, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-tuesday-book-discussion-group.

• 2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-saturday-book-discussion-group.

• 2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “H is for Hawk” by Helen Macdonald, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-saturday-book-discussion-group.

• 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-tuesday-book-discussion-group.

• 2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “Hunger” by Roxane Gay, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-saturday-book-discussion-group.

• 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-tuesday-book-discussion-group.

• 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “The Girl with the Louding Voice” by Abi Daré, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-tuesday-book-discussion-group.

• 2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-saturday-book-discussion-group.

• 2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-saturday-book-discussion-group.

• 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-tuesday-book-discussion-group.

Auditions/Submissions

• Olympic Theatre Arts Center is celebrating talented writers with its “New Works Showcase.” Any and all local writers are invited to submit their work; 4-5 short plays will be selected and produced by a group of actors, directors and stagehands (minimal production elements will be provided and required) spanning two weekends, the second on Lavender Weekend. Works must be submitted by Thursday, April 1. Theme is “Resilience.” Get an application online at olympictheatrearts.org. For more information, email to exec@olympictheatrearts.org.

Ongoing Events

Ongoing

• Olympic Theatre Arts Center’s “Fibber McGee and Molly” episodes. Available online at olympictheatrearts.org.

• Shipley Center classes/activities: Tai chi, Zumba, basic meditation, computer clinic, each offeered via Zoom. 360-683-6806, info@shipleycenter.org. (Note: some classes are limited in size)

Tuesdays

• Virtual storytimes toddlers and preschoolers, led by staff at North Olympic Library System. Register at nols.org/storytimes.

• Skwim Toastmasters Club. Meets every Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. Currently meeting online via Zoom. Click “Join us from your home” link at 907529.toastmastersclubs.org.

Thursdays

• Olympic Peninsula Christian Writers, 6:30-8:30 p.m., third Thursday, Currently meeting online via Zoom. Email to opchristianwriters@gmail.com.

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