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ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS: Poetry workshops open to all starting Wednesday . . . and other items

NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, Jan. 1. Four free poetry writing workshops, including two for youngsters, are set this month at the Port… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Art, books, philosophy all free at Jefferson County Library starting Saturday and going through the month

PORT HADLOCK — Free activities for teenagers, younger children and grown-ups will liven up the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., starting this Saturday and… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Ballroom dancing offered Sunday in Sequim

SEQUIM — An afternoon tea dance — for fans of foxtrot, waltz, swing and other ballroom styles — is open to everyone at The Fifth… Continue reading

WEEKEND: From the Hoh to Africa, all are in downtown Port Townsend during Saturday’s Gallery Walk

PORT TOWNSEND — Downtown Port Townsend will start the new year off with its first-Saturday Gallery Walk, the free stroll from art show to show… Continue reading

WEEKEND: National Book Award winner in town for PT Shorts this weekend

PORT TOWNSEND — The works of National Book Award winner Charles Johnson will come to life this weekend as PT Shorts, Key City Public Theatre’s… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Port Angeles dancers, newcomers ‘bring it’ at Contra dance Saturday

PORT ANGELES — There are no special criteria to meet when going to a community contra dance. You don't have to bring a partner, though… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Storynight tonight features Irish tunes, open mic in Port Townsend

NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, Jan. 1. PORT TOWNSEND — Irish songs, stories and a spacious open-mic session are all part of 2016's… Continue reading

Workshops aim to weave storytellers starting Tuesday in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — The answer to the question “Who, me? A storyteller?” is absolutely yes. So affirms Cherie Trebon, a veteran of many a nervous… Continue reading

WEEKEND REWIND — Brinnon man’s best Christmas: Siblings reunite after a half-century apart

BRINNON — There is this hug that happened. After half a century separated, a brother put his arms around his sister. Violence, war, relocation and… Continue reading

WEEKEND REWIND — Port Townsend writer contributes Christmas story for Chicken Soup

PORT TOWNSEND — This Christmas, Carole Marshall of Port Townsend is one of the chosen few. Her story, “Eggnog with Pickles,” was selected for the… Continue reading

WEEKEND: All welcome at ‘Messiah’ sing-along at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sequim

SEQUIM — In anticipation of the annual event known as Handel with Care — a sing-it-yourself Handel's “Messiah” — Shirley Anderson cuts straight to the… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Come to ‘SantaLand,’ if you dare

PORT TOWNSEND — How would it be for a grown man to become Crumpet, the elf in Santa's Village at Macy's? It's no cakewalk. Your… Continue reading

After-school art, drama clubs set to start in PA

PORT ANGELES — Two new after-school clubs for children, with Port Angeles teacher, artist, actress and parent Sarah Tucker at the helm, will start in… Continue reading

Album to remind of ‘beauty and wonder’

SEQUIM — The Sweet Evangelines, the Sequim country-bluegrass duo of Donna Rankin and Rachael Snyder, have unleashed on the world a self-titled CD full of… Continue reading

Brinnon man’s best Christmas: Siblings reunite after a half-century apart

BRINNON — There is this hug that happened. After half a century separated, a brother put his arms around his sister. Violence, war, relocation and… Continue reading

ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS: Calling artists, writers for magazine contest . . . and other items

PORT ANGELES­ — Tidepools, the magazine showcasing art, poetry, short stories and music made by the people of the North Olympic Peninsula, is accepting entries… Continue reading

Peninsula to ring in the new year in style

New Year's Eve is gaining on us, and so is a feast of live music, dancing and overall merrymaking to welcome 2016 on the North… Continue reading

Port Townsend writer contributes Christmas story for Chicken Soup

PORT TOWNSEND — This Christmas, Carole Marshall of Port Townsend is one of the chosen few. Her story, “Eggnog with Pickles,” was selected for the… Continue reading

WEEKEND: All welcome at ‘Messiah’ sing-along at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sequim

SEQUIM — In anticipation of the annual event known as Handel with Care — a sing-it-yourself Handel's “Messiah” — Shirley Anderson cuts straight to the… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Come to ‘SantaLand,’ if you dare

PORT TOWNSEND — How would it be for a grown man to become Crumpet, the elf in Santa's Village at Macy's? It's no cakewalk. Your… Continue reading