Community Calendar — May 31, 2023

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/drama

• Clallam County Master Gardeners’ “Walk-About,” 10 a.m. Thursday, June 1, at Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road.

• Studium Generale presentation, Cigarette Smoking and HIV: Health Consequences and the Need for Cessation among People Living with HIV” with Dr. Shahida Shahrir Mellon, 12:35 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at Little Theater on the Peninsula College campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Also available on Zoom: pencoledu.zoom.us/j/82308557946 ((meeting ID: 823 0855 7946).

• Olympic Peninsula Academy’s student musical comedy, “The Nifty Fifties,” 7 p.m. Friday, June 2; 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Sequim High School auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave. Suggested $5 donation.

• Olympic Theatre Arts’ “The Nerd,” June 2-4, June 9-11, June 16-18, 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave. $20, $15 students. olympictheatrearts.org.

• Backyard Birding series event: “Out of the Nest,” 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 3, in Rainshadow Hall at Dungeness River Nature Center, 1943 W. Hendrickson Road. Suggested $5 donation.

• Dungeness Bonsai Society Bonsai Show, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at Pioneer Memorial Park’s clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St. Free. dungenessbonsai.wordpress.com.

• North Olympic Discovery Marathon (marathon, half-marathon, relay, OMC 5k and 10k, Kids Marathon), Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4. nodm.com.

• Peninsula College’s fifth Pirate Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Saturday, June 3, in banquet room at The Cedars of Dungeness golf course, 1965 Woodcock Road. Tickets $20, available at athletics.pencol.edu (under “event tickets”).

• KSQM 91.5 FM Spring Fund Drive, June 5-14, at 609 W. Washington St., Suite 17. 360-681-0000, KSQMFM.com.

• Green Thumb Education Series presentation “Growing Food in a Greenhouse,” noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, in the Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. Or join via Zoom from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android by clicking on a link at extension.wsu.edu/clallam (meeting ID 936 2989 8830, passcode 676224), or by phone by calling 253-215-8782.

• Peninsula College’s Studium Generale presentation/reading with authors Debra Magpie Earling and Alice Derry, 12:35 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at Little Theater on the main Peninsula College campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Free. Also available on Zoom at pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/83024542567 (meeting ID 830 2454 2567).

• Sequim School District strategic planning meeting No. 9: Strategic Plan Objectives Development and Portrait of a Graduate Logo Creation,” 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at Guy Cole Event Center, 202 N. Blake Ave. 360-582-3260.

• Tidepools launch party, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse in Port Angeles. Free, tickets at eventbrite.com/e/639008771437. dfrank@pencol.edu, 360-417-6489.

• Sequim Record Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Guy Cole Convention Center at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave. Featuring vinyl records old and new plus other music mediums. Free. Register as a vendor for $50 per table. linktr.ee/sequimrecordshow, butlerg@olypen.com.

• Clallam County Genealogical Society’s Speaker’s Series: “Diaspora: A Romantic Name for an Ugly Truth,” 10 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at the society’s research center at 403 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles, or via Zoom. With Virginia Majewski. 360-417-5000, clallamresearcher@gmail.com.

• Ice cream social, car show fundraiser for Sequim Dog Park, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

• Second-annual Community Connections Baby Shower, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. 360-457-8355, kelsi.millet@firststepfamilysupport.org.

• Second Saturday Garden Walk, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at Fifth Street Community Garden, 328 Fifth St., Port Angeles. Veteran Master Gardeners focus on water conservation tips, fertilizing hungry plants and identifying and treating spring insects leaving holes and chewing damages. Free, open to public, rain or shine. Garden walks for remainder of year will on the second Saturday through Sept. 9.

• North Olympic Library System’s 2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group: “Less” by Andrew Sean Greer, 3 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. nols.org, 360-417-8500, discover@nols.org.

• Death Café “Tea to Die For,” 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, June 12, in the KSQM-FM Community Room, 609 W. Washington St. Free. 360-452-1511.

• North Olympic Library System’s 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion Group — “Etta and Otto and Russell and James” by Emma Hooper, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, on Zoom. nols.org, 360-417-8500, discover@nols.org.

• Summertide SolsticeArt Festival, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center’s Webster’s Woods, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Saturday, June 17. pafac.org/summertide-festival.

• 2023 Petals & Pathways Home Garden Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 24. Six gardens will be featured from Happy Valley to the flatlands on a self-directed map printed on the tickets. Tickets are $15 for early bird rates, starting May 14, or $20 the day of the event. Get tickets online at clallammgf.org. Or, get tickets in Sequim at Over the Fence, 116 E. Washington St.; The Co-op Farm & Garden, 216 E. Washington St., and Sunny Farms Country Store, 261461 U.S. Highway 101.

• North Olympic Library System’s Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group: “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate, 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, on Zoom. nols.org, 360-417-8500, discover@nols.org.

• North Olympic Library System’s Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group — “Real Life” by Brandon Taylor, 6p.m. Wednesday, June 28, in Carver Room at Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. nols.org, 360-417-8500, discover@nols.org.

• Dine on the Dungeness, Wednesday, June 28, at Railroad Bridge Park, 1943 W. Hendrickson Road. dungenessrivercenter.org.

• New Growth Open Air Exhibition, Wednesday, June 28, at Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. pafac.org.

• Independence Day Celebration, 3-10:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave., free. visitsunnysequim.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=84.

• Olympic Theatre Arts’ “Lavender Lawlessness,” July 7-9, July 14-16, July 21-23, at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave. olympictheatrearts.org.

• Sequim Lavender Weekend, July 21-23. Lavender in the Park, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave. visitsunnysequim.com.

• Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club’s All-Breed Shows with Rally and Obedience Trials, July 28-30, Sequim. hark.org.

• Olympic Theatre Arts’ “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood,” Aug. 4-6 and Aug. 11-13, at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave. olympictheatrearts.org.

• Tour de Lavender, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, starting at Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St. tourdelavender.com.

• Ride the Hurricane road cycling event (39.6 miles to top of Hurricane Ridge), Saturday, Aug. 6. Starts at Port Angeles City Pier. ridethehurricane.org.

• Clallam County Fair, Aug. 17-20, Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W 16th St., “County Nights & Carnival Lights.” clallamcountywa.gov/399/Fairgrounds.

• Sea-to-Sound, a 74-mile, three-day multi-modal group ride, Aug. 25-27, Port Angeles. iansride.com/sea-to-sound.

• Northwest Colonial Festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, George Washington Inn & Estate, 939 Finn Hall Road, 10 a.m.-5p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 3. colonialfestival.com.

• Great Olympic Adventure Trail: full marathon, half marathon, 50k trail run, Sept. 8-9, west of Port Angeles. peninsulaadventuresports.com/events/goat-run.

• Olympic Theatre Arts’ “John & Jen,” Sept. 15-Oct. 1, at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave. olympictheatrearts.org.

• Sept. 20-Oct. 1, Blue Hole Bash Tournament (pickleball), at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Sequim Ave. sequimpicklers.net.

• Dungeness River Festival, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Dungeness River Nature Center, 1943 W. Hendrickson Road. dungenessrivercenter.org.

• Big Hurt, solo or team competition with mountain bike, road bike, kayak and 10k run course, Sept. 22-23, Port Angeles. bighurtpa.com.

• Pacific Northwest Fiber Exposition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 30, 10 a.m-4 p.m. Oct. 1, at Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St. pnwfiberx.com.

• 22nd-annual Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival, Oct. 6-8, Port Angeles City Pier, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Free general admission; crabfestival.org.

• Larry Scott Run, half marathon, 10k and 5k, Saturday, Oct. 14, starting at 305 E. Eighth St., Port Townsend. runthepeninsula.com/larry-scott-trail.

• Olympic Theatre Arts’ “Night of the Living Dead,” Oct. 20-31, Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave. olympictheatrearts.org.

• Olympic Theatre Arts’ New Works Showcase, Nov. 17-19, Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave. olympictheatrearts.org.

• HomeTown Holidays, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Centennial Place (Washington Street, Sequim Avenue intersection).

• Olympic Theatre Arts’ “The Games Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays,” Dec. 1-17, Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave. olympictheatrearts.org.

• Dec. 3: Jamestown Tribe Run 5k/10k, Saturday, Dec. 3, at Jamestown campus in Blyn. runthepeninsula.com/jamestown-sklallam-tribe.

Music/dance/etc.

• Sequim City Band Summer series: 3 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at James Center for the Performing Arts, 350 N. Blake Ave.

Dance with The OG, 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road. $10 for Elks members, $12 guests.

• Just Dance 2023 Dance Recital at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, and 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, at the Sequim High School auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave. Tickets $12-$15 (get tickets etix.com, search “Sequim”). eedancecenter.com, 360-670-4600.

• Music In the Park series, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at James Center for Performing Arts, 506 N. Blake Ave. sequimwa.gov.

• Concerts on the Pier, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 28, City of Port Angeles Pier stage, 315 N. Lincoln St., free. jffa.org/pier.

• Sequim City Band Summer series: 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day Celebration), at James Center for the Performing Arts, 350 N. Blake Ave.

• Concerts on the Pier, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 5, City of Port Angeles Pier stage, 315 N. Lincoln St., free. jffa.org/pier.

• Music In the Park series, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at James Center for Performing Arts, 506 N. Blake Ave. sequimwa.gov.

• Concerts on the Pier, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, City of Port Angeles Pier stage, 315 N. Lincoln St., free. jffa.org/pier.

• Music In the Park series, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at James Center for Performing Arts, 506 N. Blake Ave. sequimwa.gov.

• Concerts on the Pier, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, City of Port Angeles Pier stage, 315 N. Lincoln St., free. jffa.org/pier.

• Music In the Park series, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at James Center for Performing Arts, 506 N. Blake Ave. sequimwa.gov.

• Concerts on the Pier, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 26, City of Port Angeles Pier stage, 315 N. Lincoln St., free. jffa.org/pier.

• Music In the Park series, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at James Center for Performing Arts, 506 N. Blake Ave. sequimwa.gov.

• Concerts on the Pier, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 2, City of Port Angeles Pier stage, 315 N. Lincoln St., free. jffa.org/pier.

• Music In the Park series, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at James Center for Performing Arts, 506 N. Blake Ave. sequimwa.gov.

• Concerts on the Pier, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9, City of Port Angeles Pier stage, 315 N. Lincoln St., free. jffa.org/pier.

• Sequim City Band Summer series: 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at James Center for the Performing Arts, 350 N. Blake Ave.

• Music In the Park series, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at James Center for Performing Arts, 506 N. Blake Ave. sequimwa.gov.

• Concerts on the Pier, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16, City of Port Angeles Pier stage, 315 N. Lincoln St., free. jffa.org/pier.

• Music In the Park series, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at James Center for Performing Arts, 506 N. Blake Ave. sequimwa.gov.

• Concerts on the Pier, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23, City of Port Angeles Pier stage, 315 N. Lincoln St., free. jffa.org/pier.

• Music In the Park series, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at James Center for Performing Arts, 506 N. Blake Ave. sequimwa.gov.

• Concerts on the Pier, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 30, City of Port Angeles Pier stage, 315 N. Lincoln St., free. jffa.org/pier.

• THING Festival, music/arts/entertainment, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, Aug. 25-27. thingnw.org, thingnw.org/tickets.

• Sequim City Band Summer series: 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at James Center for the Performing Arts, 350 N. Blake Ave.

Auditions/Submissions/Rehearsals

• Sequim City Band rehearsals, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave. Musicians need to show vaccination card at their first rehearsal. sequimcityband.org.

• Juan de Fuca Harmony, a cappella barbershop singing group for women, men. Rehearsals 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Sunland Golf Club, 109 Hilltop Dr. juandefucaharmony.org, 907-602-7008, 360-775-6547, 360-460-2801.

• An exhibit of the Sequim Police Department training requirements along with historical artifacts, is on display in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., through the month of May, in recognition of National Police Week. The gallery is open 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Exhibits/workshops/series

• Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., May exhibit, “May Flowers,” featuring acrylic and mixed media painter Mary Franchini and 3-D multimedia artist Jane Smith. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. bluewholegallery.com.

• Peninsula Fiber Artists’ “UFOs to Fabulous,” new fiber art walk-by exhibit, 675 Tyler St., Port Townsend, through June. sda-np.com.

• Autonomy Art Show, event in support of reproductive rights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, in Brigid’s Loft, above Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop at 280 Quincy Ave., Port Townsend.

Ongoing Events

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

Mondays

• Clallam County Master Gardeners plant answer clinics, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. through Oct. 17 (except holidays), at Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. mgplantclinic.clallam@gmail.com.

Tuesdays

• Skwim Toastmasters Club. Meets every Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. Currently meeting online via Zoom. Get link at 907529.toastmastersclubs.org.

• “Northwest Passages,” program featuring excerpts from books with a connection to the Pacific Northwest, on KSQM 91.5. FM. At 6 p.m. Tuesdays.

• 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion Group, 11 a.m., currently meeting online via Zoom. Register at nols.org/nols-events.

Thursdays

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

• “Northwest Passages,” program featuring excerpts from books with a connection to the Pacific Northwest, on KSQM 91.5. FM. At 10 a.m. Thursdays.

• Gardiner Community Cemetery commissioners, 4 p.m., second Thursday, downstairs in Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, Gardiner. Public invited to attend.

Fridays

• Sequim Duplicate Bridge Club, 12:30-4 p.m. at Masonic Lodge 213, 700 S. Fifth Ave., starting May 27. Proof of COVID vaccination is required; masks are optional. No fee through end of June. garygvip96@gmail.com/360-681-4308 or missycs@msn.com/360-681-4070.

• First Friday Art Walk Sequim. Free, self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim, 5-8 p.m., first Friday of month. SequimArtWalk.com.

Saturdays

• Second Saturday Garden Walk 10-11:30 a.m. at Fifth Street Community Garden, 328 Fifth St., Port Angeles. Veteran Master Gardeners will focus on refraining from planting warm season crops too early, the first spring pests and basics of intensive crop planting. Free, open to public: rain or shine. Garden walks for the remainder of the year will occur on the second Saturday through Sept. 9.

• Sequim Senior Singles, 1 p.m., the second Saturday of month at Big Elk Restaurant, 707 E. Washington St. Looking for new members. Call Barbara Miller at 360-809-8336.

• Strait Turners Woodturning Club. Currently meeting online. Contact Jackie Le Doux at 360-457-5172 (8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and after 5 p.m.) or 360-452-5673 (12:30-5 p.m.).

• 2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group, 3 p.m., currently meeting online via Zoom. Register at nols.org/nols-events.