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SEQUIM — The Sequim City Band is playing a free holiday concert in the Sequim High School auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave., at 3 p.m. today (Sunday).
Under the direction of Tyler Benedict, the band will showcase favorites such as “Sleigh Ride,” “Greensleeves,” “Carol of the Bells,” “Happy Holiday/White Christmas,” music from Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker” and J.S. Bach's “Sleepers, Wake.”
There will be a couple of Christmas medleys, one of which is an audience sing-along.
The audience will be treated to a rendition of “'Twas the Night Before Christmas,” the classic poem by Clement Clarke Moore.
The announcer for this concert is Sue Ellen Riesau, executive director of the Olympic View Community Foundation.
People wishing to support the band can visit www.sequimcityband.org.
Tree and bake sale
PORT ANGELES — Girl Scout Troop 50648 will sell Christmas trees, door swags, fresh greens and holiday bake sale items at the corner of First and Washington streets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (Sunday) and again Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14-15.
Trees will be cut fresh daily. Proceeds go toward service projects and travel.
Phone leader Diane Holth at 360-452-3533 or 360-808-5429, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PORT ANGELES — Soroptimist International of Port Angeles (Noon Club) will hold its annual holiday bake sale at Swain's General Store, 602 E. First St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (Sunday).
Besides baked goods, Elegant Gourmet coupon books — the club's fundraiser — will be on sale for $10.
Proceeds from the bake sale and coupon book sale support the Soroptimist scholarship program.
SEQUIM — The third performance of the Sequim Community Christmas Chorus' 29th annual Christmas Concert is set for 2 p.m. today (Sunday).
The new location for this year's performance is Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church, 30 Sanford Lane.
Admission is $5 apiece, and ticket outlets are at Pacific Mist Books at 121 W. Washington St., Bauer Interior Design at 119 N. Sequim Ave. and the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 1192 E. Washington St., all in Sequim; and at Elliott's Antique Emporium, 135 E. First St. in Port Angeles.
Children 12 and younger will be admitted free.
Tickets will be available at the door if space allows.
A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Sequim Community Aid and the Shipley Center (formerly the Sequim Senior Center) to pay for low-income seniors' membership fees.
The program will include time-honored hymns such as the “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel's “Messiah” and “Peace, Peace,” along with a variety of Christmas music.
SEQUIM — The annual Christmas tea at Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (Sunday).
This event is presented by the Dungeness Schoolhouse Volunteer Committee and is free; donations are appreciated. (The tea was also held yesterday (Saturday).)
The Christmas Tea & Bake Sale is a fundraiser for the Dungeness Schoolhouse.
Proceeds help in the ongoing maintenance and preservation of the 1892 historical landmark, which has been owned and operated by the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley since 1995.
Cookies, hot tea and coffee will be served in the specially decorated schoolhouse auditorium.
Featured activities downstairs include complimentary photos with Santa today.
The recently-released Sequim Centennial Cookbook Blackberries, Dandelions & Dungeness Crab will also be available for purchase.
People and pets alike are welcome to have their photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, as portrayed by Larry and Linda Klinefelter, by MAC photographer-in-residence Angelina Reese on Sunday.
The schoolhouse's historical classroom exhibit will also be open for public viewing.
Visit www.macsequim.org or phone 683-8110 for more information.
SEQUIM — Patrick Lynn shares his recovery from a diving accident during a talk at Sequim Valley Church of the Nazarene, 481 Carlsborg Road, at 11 a.m. today (Sunday).
On July 4, 2009, Lynn was in the Dominican Republic as a youth camp teacher. He dove into a river with an obscured bottom, crushing his C-3 vertebra and paralyzing him completely.
Over a period of several months, he slowly recovered and now shares his story with video as inspiration to those in difficult circumstances.
His appearance is free and open to the public.
PORT TOWNSEND — Second Sunday Salsa Night returns to Manresa Castle, 651 Cleveland St., this weekend. The evening starts with a beginning salsa dance lesson at 7 p.m. today (Sunday); then come an intermediate salsa class at 7:30 and open dancing from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Terry and Chris Copeland will teach, and experienced dancers are encouraged to come for both lessons to help beginners.
During the open dancing, teachers will offer mini lessons in cha cha, samba, rumba, merengue and bachata.
Dancers are invited to bring snacks and soft drinks; cover charge is $7 per person for the whole evening.
To be added to the Salsa Night mailing list, email email@example.com.
PORT TOWNSEND — “Life Behind Barbed Wire: My Mother's Story” is the presentation of a U.S. citizen's experience in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II, delivered by Joanne Murayama at Chameleon Theater, 880 W. Park Ave., from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight (Sunday).
The event is open to the public.
The cost is $5, and reservations are suggested.
Photographs and a memory quilt crafted by Michi Murayama, mother of the speaker, will be part of the event.
For details, phone Joanne Murayama at 360-379-9567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kah Tai work party
PORT TOWNSEND — A Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park work party is planned from 9 a.m. to noon today (Sunday).
Workers will focus on planting native plants, pulling scotch broom and picking up garbage.
Volunteers should park at the parking lot near the restrooms and walk east toward the Benedict Street entrance southeast of the small pond.
Look for a white Chevrolet pickup truck with a bright-green “volunteer” sign.
Volunteers should wear work clothes and bring work gloves and pruners if they have them.
Water, tea, cookies, fruit, garbage bags and scotch broom pullers will be provided.
Children's Winter Faire
SEKIU — Santa Claus will visit the 25th annual Children's Winter Faire at the Sekiu Community Center, 42 Rice St., from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today (Sunday).
Children accompanied by parents can participate in traditional gift making, with multiple tables offering different gift making projects.
This free event will offer treats, coffee and holiday punch.
Volunteers from the West End Senior Citizens, West End Youth & Community Club, Clallam County United Way and the Clallam Bay High School present this event.
For more information, phone Jamye Wisecup at 360-460-5355.
JOYCE — An all-you-can-eat benefit breakfast is at the Crescent Bay Lions Club, state Highway 112 and Holly Hill Road, today (Sunday).
Breakfasts are planned from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Sunday morning, except holidays, until the Sunday before Mother's Day in May.
The cost is $6 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and younger.
The menu includes eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham and sausage or bacon.
Proceeds help Crescent Bay Lions members support Crescent School yearbooks, scholarships for Crescent High School seniors, holiday food baskets, glasses for the needy and other community projects.