Holiday bazaars set across Peninsula

Bazaars continue to offer holiday items and gifts across the North Olympic Peninsula.

Here is a list of this week’s sales:


Arts, crafts fair

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Arts Guild will hold its 27th annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair today and Saturday.

Northwest-area artists will offer their art and wares from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days on all three floors of the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

Among items for sale will be handwoven rugs and clothing, jewelry, purses, art, Damascus steel kitchen and hunting knives, turned pens, stoneware and porcelain pottery.

This year, the guild added the center’s downstairs game room to feature new artists.

Today, Emily Calkins and Gladys Hitt will perform an assortment of piano music from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On Saturday, Zara Kulish will play guitar and sing original compositions, as well as popular tunes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On both days, brothers Bodie and Brennan La Brie will provide fiddle music from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Access to the gym and game room is available through entrances on Lawrence, Clay and Tyler streets.

A portion of each sale that artists make will benefit the Jefferson County Food Bank.

Last year, $2,600 was raised for the food bank, according to a news release.

For more information, contact Donna Harding at 360-774-6544 or ptarts [email protected]

Holiday sale

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will host a holiday sale from noon to 5 p.m. today through Sunday.

Science center members can save 15 percent and nonmembers can save 10 percent on all purchases at the center’s gift shop, 532 Battery Way.

Proceeds from the sales will benefit programs that protect the Salish Sea, according to a news release.

For more information, call 360-385-5582, ext. 104, or email [email protected]


Santa visits

QUILCENE — Santa Claus will visit the 15th annual gift and craft sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Boys Scouts’ holiday wreaths and vendors offering jewelry, jams, jellies, knit wear, metal art, woodworking, toys and collectibles will be available at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101.

A gift raffle will also be featured.

All proceeds benefit the Quilcene Food Bank, Boy Scouts and the Booster Club.


Lavender bazaar

SEQUIM — The Sequim Lavender Growers Association’s 15th Lavender Holiday Bazaar will feature lavender gifts today and Saturday.

The bazaar will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Sunland Golf & County Club’s ballroom at 109 Hilltop Drive.

On Saturday, visitors are urged to bring cameras, as Santa will be present from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Soups and sandwiches also will be available.

Baskets will be offered through raffles both days. Those who bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots drive will receive a free raffle ticket.

Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the toy drive.

For more information, contact Mary Jendrucko at 360-681-3035 or [email protected]

Holiday bazaar

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge’s “Better Than Ever” holiday bazaar will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Local artisans and vendors, gift items, holiday decor, fiber art, glass, jewelry and clothing will be featured at the lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Food will be available to purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, 360-683-2763.

Down Home bazaar

SEQUIM — The Sequim High School Band Boosters will present its eighth annual Down Home holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Quality handmade crafts and gifts including jewelry, ornaments and candles will be featured in the Sequim High School cafeteria, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

A raffle and performance by the high school jazz band also will be available.

Proceeds from the bazaar will help provide new marching band uniforms for the high school’s band.


Book sale

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Friends of the Library will offer a presale to its members from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday before it opens its annual Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 1-2.

A selection of Christmas gift baskets, baked goods and fully decorated Christmas trees will be available in the Raymond Carver Room of the library at 2210 S. Peabody St.

Those interested in becoming members can do so at the door for $5.

On Thursday, a toyland will be available for children. Music will be provided and refreshments will be served.

Proceeds will benefit the library’s children programming.

For more information, visit the group’s Facebook event page.

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