WEEKEND: Other area events on North Olympic Peninsula
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Below and throughout this section are an array of things to do this weekend across the North Olympic Peninsula.
For more information on lively arts and entertainment, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, included in this edition.
And don’t forget the PDN’s comprehensive online Peninsula Calendar at www.peninsuladaily
Pearl Harbor Day
CARLSBORG — An inaugural flag-raising ceremony to commemorate Pearl Harbor Day and “those who have served our country in and out of the armed forces” will be hosted by Cornerstone Baptist Temple, 44 Joslin Road just off U.S. Highway 101 west of Hooker Road, at 9:53 a.m. today.
A brunch will be served following the service.
The public is invited to attend.
For more information, phone 360-681-3832.
KSQM open house
SEQUIM — Nonprofit radio station KSQM-FM will celebrate its fourth anniversary today with a ceremony and open house at the station, located in Kite Girl Plaza, 577 W. Washington St.
The celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a ceremony that — in keeping with the historical importance of Dec. 7 — will include a tribute to the military.
Recognition of the groundbreaking of the new KSQM tower and success of the recently completed “Remember-ship” fundraising campaign will be part of the celebration.
After the ceremony, the public is invited to an open house in which tours of the station will be available, as well as light refreshments.
The open house will continue until 4 p.m.
Book group Saturday
SEQUIM — The Sequim Library book discussion group will discuss The Namesake, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahir, at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Namesake is the story of a boy brought up Indian in America. Nicknamed “Gogol” after his father’s favorite writer, Gogol Ganguli soon finds himself itching to cast off his awkward name, just as he longs to leave behind the inherited values of his Bengali parents.
He sets off on his own path through life — a path strewn with conflicting loyalties, love and loss that spans three decades and crosses continents.
Copies of the book can be borrowed from the library.
Preregistration is not required, and drop-ins are welcome.
For more information, visit www.nols.org and click on “Events” and “Sequim,” phone the library at 360-683-1161 or email Sequim@nols.org.
Friends book sale
SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library will hold a book sale at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Books, CDs, puzzles and movies with a Christmas theme will be featured.
A mobile food cart will be at the sale with hot dogs, drinks, snack foods, pastries and a Christmas special, the “Feliz Navi-dog.”
A portion of sales goes to the Friends of Sequim Library.
The majority of books are in the 25-cent-to-$1 range.
All proceeds fund programs at the Sequim Library.
SEQUIM — Port Angeles chef Annie McHale will present a cooking demonstration of a winter-warming sweet potato and sausage bisque with good morning biscuits at Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The demonstration is free and open to the public. Recipes will be provided.
Through her business Roots: An Underground Cooking Experience, McHale offers weekend retreats or personal culinary consultations that educate participants on planning, shopping for, preparing and enjoying organic whole foods for their own health and the environment.
“It is my desire to lessen people’s anxiety by injecting some fun and creativity into their kitchens, to help them truly embrace this change and learn to love it and the food they’re creating.”
For more information, phone Nash’s at 360-681-6274.
Balloon group potluck
SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Balloon Club will hold its first holiday potluck event at La Vina Cafe, 111 River Road, at 5 p.m. Saturday.
The public can bring a dish and drink, listen to music and socialize with other people interested in hot-air ballooning on the North Olympic Peninsula.
Attendees are asked to bring a gift for a white-elephant gift exchange.
The event is open to all ages.
RSVP to email@example.com or comment on the Olympic Peninsula Balloon Club page on Facebook.
Computer group meets
SEQUIM — The Sequim PC Users Group of computer aficionados will hold its annual members meeting in the Sequim High School computer lab, Room E-3, 601 N. Sequim Ave., at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Members will elect next year’s officers and vote on changes to the bylaws.
A presentation topic has not been finalized.
An open forum for questions on any computer-related topic will be conducted.
Meetings are free and open to the public, but donations are accepted for room rental.
For more information, visit www.spcug.net.
Santa Claus visit
SEQUIM — Santa Claus will support the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots holiday toy drive with an appearance at Dungeness Kids Co. in the QFC shopping center, 990 E. Washington St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Santa will be available for photos, and Marine Corps members will accept donations of new, unwrapped toys at the event.
Customers will receive 10 percent off their entire purchase if they buy a toy at the store Saturday.
Holiday party set
SEQUIM — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will hold its annual Christmas party at the Sequim Prairie Garden Clubhouse in Pioneer Park, 387 E. Washington St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Attendees should bring their favorite dish to the potluck gathering, a holiday memory of a grandparent or old Christmas photos to share as well as a gift of $5 or less for a white-elephant gift exchange.
White-elephant gifts should be wrapped.
For more information, phone 360-681-0962.
SEQUIM — Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, will host a Family Christmas Dinner at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Grange members will provide turkey with all the trimmings and ham, and guests should bring a side dish, dessert or other items for the potluck dinner.
Santa Claus will pay a visit, and Granger and Non-Granger of the Year will be announced.
Donations will be collected for the Sequim Food Bank.
For more information, phone 360-683-5456.
Elks breakfast benefit
SEQUIM — A breakfast benefit will be hosted by the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.
Pancakes, scrambled eggs, link sausage, biscuits with sausage gravy, orange juice, coffee or tea will be on the menu.
The cost is $8 per adult or $5 for children 12 and younger.
Proceeds will go to benefit Elks charities and the lodge’s operating expenses.
For more information, phone 360-683-2763.
SEQUIM — The Sequim Senior Activity Center’s Christmas concert, featuring the Olympic Men’s Chorus, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The cost at the door is $4 for center members and $5 for nonmembers.
Refreshments will be provided.
The Sequim Senior Activity Center is located at 921 E. Hammond St.
St. Nicholas play
PORT TOWNSEND — The 12th annual performance of “Golden Christmas Gift from St. Nicholas for the People of Port Townsend” will be presented at St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Christian Church today.
The story and puppet show will be told from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church at 1407 30th St.
The Fourth Century Players will perform the tale of the generosity and saintliness of St. Nicholas, bishop of Myra and Lycea.
Performances from the church’s choir and a children’s choir are planned.
Music, refreshments and “a golden gift for all the children” are planned.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, phone 360-385-0585 or visit www.orthodoxporttownsend.com.
Story night planned
PORT TOWNSEND — Musician and storyteller Aimee Ringle of Port Townsend will serve as featured teller at the December First Friday Storynight at Better Living Through Coffee, 100 Tyler St.
The event is presented by the Mythsinger Foundation and will be hosted by Brian Rohr.
Admission to today’s gathering from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. is $10, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Ringle recently returned from a month in Scotland and England, where she spent time studying storytelling with English storyteller Martin Shaw, leader of the West Country School of Myth.
As always, the evening will include an open-mic section, so attendees are invited to bring their own short stories to share.
The only rules are it must obviously be a story, and no reading; everything must be shared in the ways of the oral tradition.
For details on First Friday Storynight, phone 360-531-2535 or visit www.brianrohr.com.
Contra dance set
PORT TOWNSEND — The Contradictions will perform the music and Nan Evans will call the Second Saturday Contra Dance at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., on Saturday.
It will last from 7:30 p.m. to about 10:30 p.m.
Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for ages 3 to 18 and free for 3 and younger.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be screened at the Uptown Theatre, 1120 Lawrence St., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
This year’s film tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival.
Tickets are $15 at the door or at www.brownpapertickets.com.
For more information, phone Phil Bridgers at 509-340-1151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — Cliff Self will present a Christmas Fiddle Workshop as part of Crossroads Music’s “Fiddle Flavor of the Month” on Saturday.
The event will be held at Crossroads Music, 2100 Lawrence St., from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Self will teach a number of Christmas tunes “that lie nicely on the fiddle.”
He’ll also throw in some harmonies to use when accompanying singers or other melody instruments.
Attendees should bring a fiddle and a recording device.
Cost is $20. The workshop is tailored for beginners with one year of experience or more.
For more information, phone 360-385-1471.
Wedding event set
PORT TOWNSEND — To celebrate the passage of Referendum 74, Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is inviting any same-sex couples who wish to be married to a gathering and celebration Sunday.
Any same-sex couple who arrive with a marriage license will be joined in matrimony from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The fellowship also is hosting an ongoing reception celebration for couples and their guests following the nuptials, complete with champagne toast, wedding cupcakes and well wishes.
The Rev. Bruce Bode and Carol Thomas Cissel have volunteered to perform the weddings for no charge.
There is a three-day waiting period to get married in Washington state.
To be wed at Sunday’s event, couples must have applied for a Jefferson County marriage license by Thursday.
The Unitarian fellowship is located at 2333 San Juan Ave.
For more information, phone the church at 360-379-0609, email email@example.com or visit quuf.org.
Legal seminar set
QUILCENE — A concealed-weapon/self-defense law seminar presented by the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Jefferson County Bar will be held at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.
The free seminar will discuss the state’s Concealed Carry Law and include information on the law’s background, who is eligible, the procedure to secure a carry permit, reciprocity in other jurisdictions, where concealed carry is prohibited, interactions with police and self-defense law.
For more information, phone Tom Brotherton at 360-385-9180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club hosts Flagler walk
NORDLAND — The Olympic Peninsula Explorers will hold a Fort Flagler State Park club walk Saturday.
Walkers will meet at the Nordland General Store, 7180 Flagler Road, at 9 a.m. before driving to the park to begin the walk.
A carpool will leave the Sequim QFC parking lot at 8 a.m.
From Tuscany to PA
PORT ANGELES — The award-winning mystery writer Aaron Elkins, who lives in Sequim when not traveling the world to research his books, released his 18th novel starring Gideon Oliver this week.
He’ll give a reading from Dying on the Vine today in the Raymond Carver Room of the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
Admission is free to the reading, while Elkins will sign copies of Vine, which is set in the wine country of Tuscany, Italy.
(Elkins, who retires the Gideon Oliver character after more than three decades of best-selling mysteries, was profiled for Thursday’s PDN. The profile continues today at www.peninsuladailynews.com.)
For details about the reading, phone Port Book and News at 360-452-6367.
Artist lecture set
PORT ANGELES — Oregon artist Laura Ahola-Young will present a lecture about her work in the Peninsula College Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 2:15 p.m. today.
A reception in her honor will immediately follow in the Peninsula College PUB Gallery of Art.
Ahola-Young is the featured artist in the college gallery, where 17 of her pieces are displayed in a series titled “Prodomes,” an early symptom indicating the onset of an attack or a disease.
“I have named the collection ‘Prodomes’ in relation to an internal, structural and organizational system of signage and warnings,” she said.
“Through paint, I am attempting to capture these instances of signs as symptoms: fleeting, a speck, a circumstance, a neural, biological, philosophical, sensory occasion.”
For information on other upcoming events, visit the college website at www.pencol.edu or www.facebook.com/PeninsulaCollege.
PORT ANGELES — The Rain Shadow Ringers will perform at Laurel Park Assisted Living, 1133 E. Park Ave., at 2 p.m. today.
The public is invited to the free musical event.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, phone Laurel Park at 360-775-7123.
Photos with Santa
PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Medical Center Foundation and Necessities & Temptations gift shop have combined to offer photos with Santa on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 23.
Children or families can pose with Santa at Necessities & Temptations, 217 N. Laurel St., and immediately be able to buy and pick up photo and Christmas card packages at the store.
Photo packages range from $6 to $37, while Christmas card packages start at 20 cards for $15.
Santa will be available from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and from noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
All proceeds will go to the Olympic Medical Center Foundation.
Boy Scout tree sales
PORT ANGELES — Boy Scout Troop 1473 sells Christmas trees through Dec. 16 at Cowboy Country, 923 E. First St.
Hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
Pet photo benefit
PORT ANGELES — Santa Claus has decided to visit Olympic Veterinary Clinic for a pet photo event benefiting the Salvation Army on Saturday.
Visitors can have their photo taken with Santa, who resembles veterinarian Bob Mowbray, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Attendees can bring either three cans of food or a $5 cash donation for the Salvation Army Food Bank.
Foxy Vendetta Photography will be donating its services at this event.
Olympic Veterinary Clinic is located at 1417 E. Front St.
For more information, phone 360-452-8978.
Winery open house
PORT ANGELES — Harbinger Winery’s holiday open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
The winery will feature samples of its award-winning wines, holiday wine and “four-legged-friend wine, a blend where 100 percent of the profits go to the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.”
Harbinger Winery is located at 2358 W. U.S. Highway 101.
For more information, phone the Harbinger Tasting Room at 360-452-4262 or visit www.harbingerwinery.com.
Art show benefit
PORT ANGELES — “Small Wonders and Tiny Treasures,” a miniature art show to benefit the Port Angeles Food Bank, continues Saturday at The Landing mall.
Donations of nonperishable food items and toiletries will be accepted.
Smuggler’s Landing restaurant will provide a free hamburger or hot dog with all the trimmings, including french fries, for a donation to the food bank.
A no-host wine bar will be available.
Half of the sales of art from the show will go to the Port Angeles Food Bank; the other half goes to the artist.
Christmas songs will be performed by Howly Slim, Andrew Courney and friends.
The event is sponsored by The Landing Art Gallery and Smuggler’s Landing.
Girl Scout tree sale
PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Girl Scouts will sell Christmas trees, cookies, decorated swags and the boughs to make swags at home Saturday and Sunday.
The Scouts are raising money for visits to two Girl Scout World Centers in Europe in July.
Sales in the lot at the corner of First and Washington streets are set from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Tagalong cookies and double chocolate granola bars will be sold.
PORT ANGELES —The annual Cradle of Caring baby-care-item drive sponsored by Esther Chapter No. 19 Order of the Eastern Star will be held Saturday.
Donations of baby food, formula, cereal, disposable diapers and cash for the Port Angeles Food Bank will be collected from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln Street Safeway, 110 E. Third St., and the Masonic Temple, 622 S. Lincoln St.
Historical society event
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Historical Society will hold its holiday open house at the Museum at the Carnegie, 207 S. Lincoln St., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Hot cider and punch will be provided, and guests may bring their favorite holiday “finger food” to share along with a donation for the Port Angeles Food Bank or Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.
Historical society members will provide an update on the organization’s garage sale and upcoming plans, classes and events for 2013.
For more information, phone 360-452-2662 or email email@example.com.
Photos with Santa
PORT ANGELES — Santa Claus will visit Sassy Kat Salon, 105 E. First St., from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Customers can bring their own cameras and have their pictures taken.
Coin club meets
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Coin Club will meet at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
The group meets the second Saturday of every month to discuss coin collecting and evaluate coins and currency.
Combined open house
PORT ANGELES — An open house for Jamberry Nails, Partylite and Shear Elegance will be held at Shear Elegance, 210 E. Fourth St., at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Nails, candles and beauty supplies will be available, with many items on sale.
Men’s gospel singers
PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers will give a free concert Sunday at the Lighthouse Christian Center, 304 Viewcrest Ave.
The 6 p.m. performance is open to the public, and more details are at www.PMGospelSingers.com.
Last modified: December 06. 2012 5:22PM