Community Calendar — May 5, 2021

  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:30am
  • Life

Editor’s note: Is your group meeting once more and wanting to get into the community calendar? Let us know at editor@sequimgazette.com or 360-683-3311. — MD

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

• Sequim’ 126th Irrigation Festival, Saturday, May 8. In-person: Innovative Arts & Crafts Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St. Virtual events: Crazy Daze Breakfast, 8-8:30 a.m.; Family Fun Day, 12:30-2 p.m.; Past Royalty Luncheon, 2-2:30 p.m.; Grand Parade, 5 p.m. (eventhub.shop/sequim-irrigation-festival); fireworks, 6 p.m.; Fun Run/Walk 5k/half-marathon, through May 9. See irrigationfestival.com.

• 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.

• Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby, Sunday, May 23. Fundraiser for Olympic Medical Center Foundation. Tickets $6, or 6 for $30; multiple prizes awarded. 360-417-7144.

• Juan De Fuca Festival, May 28-31, Port Angeles. Scheduled artists: Sundae + Mr. Goessl and WORTH (May 28); Joy in Mudville and Gus Clark & the Least of His Problems (May 29); Champagne Sunday, Triple Mood, Shaggy Sweet (May 30); Memorial Day program (May 31). Some in-person tickets available; concerts, events offered virtually. See jffa.org.

• 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.

Exhibits

• “The Joy of Looking” exhibit featuring Lynne Armstrong, Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St. Opening 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, May 7. Gallery open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Facial covering, social distancing required. bluewholegallery.com.

Ongoing Events

• 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 offered 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.

Local services

• Disabled American Veterans (DAV) office, 583 W. Washington St, open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays to serve veterans who are needing help with claims or other information. Services are free; veterans do not have to be members of DAV. Office service by walk-in; no appointment is necessary. Masks required upon entrance.

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