Art workshop, Cocoa with Critters set for Peninsula

An art workshop at the Jefferson County Library and the Feiro Center’s “Cocoa with Critters” program are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsula

Film screenings

The Smart Meter Objectors Group will host two screenings of “Take Back Your Power” this week.

The public is invited to the free presentations, the first of which will be held at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock, on Saturday.

The second showing will be held at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene, on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

According to a news release, the group is a Jefferson County collective dedicated to raising awareness and educating the public about smart meters and [Jefferson County] PUD’s plan to deploy the technology.

For more information, email [email protected]

Hour of Code

The North Olympic Library System, NOLS, kicks off December by celebrating Computer Science Education Week at some libraries.

In Sequim, The Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to computer science to show that anybody can learn the basics, begins at 3 p.m. Monday at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. It also runs at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Other events include a screening of “Without a Net: Digital Divide in America” at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Port Angeles and Technopalooza from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 9, in Port Angeles.

For more information, visit or call 360-417-8500, ext. 7705.


Art for animals

NORDLAND — The Art for Animals fundraiser for the Humane Society of Jefferson County will begin at noon Saturday.

Members of the public are invited to the event at Marrowstone Vineyards, 423 Meade Road.

A silent auction and hourly raffles will be available until 4 p.m.

Also featured will be local artists and artisans, as well as a performance by the Alternators.

For more information, call 360-385-3292 or visit


Teens create art

PORT HADLOCK — Youth ages 12 to 18 are invited to a three-day art workshop at the Jefferson County Library.

Registration is required for the workshop at the library, 620 Cedar Ave. To register, call 360-385-6544 or email Russ Stamp at [email protected]

The class will be held Wednesdays, Dec. 6 and 13, and Wednesday, Jan. 3.

During the workshop, attendees will learn how to cut mats and build a frame for artwork.

All materials will be provided.

Boatbuilding tour

PORT HADLOCK — Members of the public are invited to the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding’s free tour from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Held every first Friday of the month, those interested can witness the growth and changes happening at the school, 42 N. Water St.

For more information, call 360-385-4948 or email [email protected]


Clinic open discussion

PORT LUDLOW — Jefferson Healthcare’s Port Ludlow Clinic will host an open discussion titled “Design Your Care & Shape Your Clinic” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The public is invited to share their input about the community’s emerging health care needs during the informal brainstorming session at Ludlow Beach Club’s Bayview Room, 121 Marina View Drive.

Healthcare’s recent addition at the clinic, practice manager Erin Coffey, will lead the discussion.

Tea and cookies will be served.

For more information, call 360-437-5067 or visit


Holiday open house

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson Land Trust will host a holiday open house Monday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at its office, 1033 Lawrence St.

The public is invited to the free event, where attendees can learn more about the trust and celebrate local farms, fish and forests, as well as the community of people who protect them.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact the land trust at 360-379-9501, email [email protected], or visit

Harry Potter party

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Public Library will fete the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter book series at 7 tonight.

The public is invited to the celebration in the library’s Carnegie Room, 1220 Lawrence St.

The event, dubbed “The Yule Ball” will feature music, snacks, crafts and activities.

Costumes are welcomed.

For more information, call 360-385-3181.

Conversation Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet at 11:45 a.m. today.

The public is invited to take part in discussions at Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar, 842 Washington St.

For more information, visit

Discount swim

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to Mountain View Pool from 7 to 9 tonight for Discount Night.

Everyone will be admitted for $3. The whole pool is dedicated to play. Noodles, rings and other toys are available.

There will be no lap lanes. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.

For information, call 360-385-7665 or email [email protected]

Book Lovers’ Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to the Book Lovers’ Cafe book discussion from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. (or 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Monday.

Attendees can share their favorite book or the current book they are reading during the “freedom readers” session at the Port Townsend Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

For more information, call 360-385-3181.


Holiday open house

QUILCENE — Center Valley Animal Rescue invites the public to its holiday open house Saturday.

Tours of the animal rescue facility at 11900 Center Road as well as raffles and snacks will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the facility’s domestic and wildlife animal rescue efforts.

For more information, call 360-765-0598.

Work party

QUILCENE — Volunteers are invited to join the Jefferson Land Trust and students from the Youth Environmental Stewards for a work party Saturday.

Participants will meet at 10 a.m. to pull invasive holly at the Upper Snow Creek Forest Preserve until 1 p.m.

Directions to the reserve are: “From Port Townsend, follow state Highway 20 to U.S. Highway 101 south. Turn left onto U.S. Highway 101 south and proceed approximately 3 miles. Turn right at mile marker 286 shortly before the Crocker Lake parking area. Park at the old grain silos,” according to a news release.

Tools and gloves will be provided.

Event organizers urge those interested to carpool as parking is limited.


Orchestra performance

CHIMACUM — The Port Townsend Community Orchestra’s December “Movies, Musicals and Strauss” concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Members of the public are invited to the free concert in the Chimacum High School auditorium, 91 West Valley Road.

Donations are suggested.

The night’s program will feature songs from movies such as “Dances With Wolves,” “Hatari” and “Schindler’s List.”

An intermezzo from the musical-opera “Cavalleria Rusticana” also will be featured.

To round out the performance, Johann Strauss’ waltz “Künstlerleben” (An Artist’s Life) also will be performed.

For more information, contact Jay Bakst at 253-709-2850 or [email protected]


Breakfast with Santa

SEQUIM — Parenting Matters Foundation and the First Teacher program will offer a fundraising Breakfast with Santa at the Sequim Middle School cafeteria from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The breakfast will be at the Sequim Middle School cafeteria at 301 W. Hendrickson Road.

Admission is $10 for those 11 and older; $5 for those between the ages of 2 and 10 and free for children younger than 2.

The ticket includes the meal and a free book for each child, crafts for children, toy trains to play with and raffle items from community supporters.

Tickets are available online at bws2017.brown or at the door.

For more information, call 360-681-2250 or email [email protected]

Film screening

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library continues its Harry Potter marathon with a screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” today at 3:15 p.m.

On Fridays until Dec. 8, movie trivia, popcorn and magic-themed treats will be available at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Those interested are encouraged to adorn costumes.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email [email protected] or visit

Backyard birding

SEQUIM — The Backyard Birding classes at the Dungeness River Audubon Center will feature a presentation, “Winter Care & Feeding in the Garden,” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The center is in Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The cost of the session is $5 for adults, free for those younger than 18.

Christie Lassen of Wild Birds Unlimited will talk about general bird feeding, including types of feeders and different feeds for attracting specific birds with an emphasis on over-wintering species and clean bird feeding.

Backyard Birding can be taken either as individual classes or in a series.

Mac user group meet

SEQUIM — Members of the Strait Macintosh User Group will focus on the Apple Watch Series 3 and watchOS 4 at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting of SMUG will be at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

The demo will include an overview of what can be done with an Apple Watch, as well the process of how to do it.

Features of the new Series 3 Apple Watch will be highlighted as well as what features are included in watchOS 4.

The meeting is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Christmas concert

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus will present “A Very Merry Christmas Concert” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $10 at the door for adults and $5 for those age 18 and younger at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Traditional Christmas song such as “Silent Night,” “Hark the Angels Sing,” and “I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas” will be performed by the chorus.

The special guest for the evening will be Farmstrong, who will play county, bluegrass and original songs.

Elks bingo

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge invites those 18 and older to play bingo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free.

The minimum buy-in for the game is $10 at the lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Crystal Parker at 360-683-3034.

Guild thrift shop

SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The shop at 204 W. Bell St. will feature china dishware, crystal containers and Christmas decorations.

Also featured will be gently used winter clothing, furniture, kitchen appliances, designer handbags, jewelry, books and puzzles.

White-tagged items will be marked at half-price.

Consignors and new volunteers are always needed.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Meet the artist

SEQUIM — The Fifth Avenue art gallery will hold an artist reception for Roxanne Grinstod from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Members of the public are invited to get to know Grinstod and shop the gallery at 500 W. Hendrickson Road.

Grinstod’s media include watercolor, cards and gift wrap.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact AJ Hitchcock at 360-683-3345 or [email protected]

Candy fundraiser

SEQUIM — The Olympic Medical Center Auxiliary will sponsor a See’s Candy Fundraiser Sale from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Those interested can drop by the medical center building at 840 N. Fifth Ave.

Proceeds will benefit the hospital’s acquisition of medical equipment, Life Line subscriptions and End-of-Life bags.

Art meeting

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Art Association will convene for a meeting Thursday.

Doors will open for the meeting in the Parish Hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., at 9:30 a.m. for a meet an greet.

The cost is $5 for nonmembers and free for association members. A donation of food or money for the Sequim Food Bank is suggested.

Following a short 10 a.m. business meeting, a demonstration by Patricia Webber and a potluck lunch will be held.

Attendees are requested to bring a dish to share and their own place setting.

Webber, of Port Ludlow, will present “A Process for Creating Abstract Art.”

For more information, visit


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The Port Angeles Lions Club will host a benefit breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The public is invited to the breakfast at the Crescent Bay Lions Club clubhouse at 181 Holly Hill Road off state Highway 112.

The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.

The menu includes eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice.

Luck of the Draw will provide music for the event.

All proceeds will go to the Crescent Bay Lions for community projects.


Memorial service

PORT ANGELES — Assured Hospice of Jefferson & Clallam Counties will sponsor a nondenominational community holiday memorial service Saturday.

The service is open to all who have lost a loved one and will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at Drennan & Ford Funeral Home, 260 Monroe Road.

Preregistration is required. To register, call assured hospice chaplain Paul Fiorini at 360-582-3796.

Junior makers program

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Library will host a Lego Junior Maker program from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Parents or caregivers are asked to accompany children younger than 8 at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The event will be facilitated by library staff, who encourage participants to write a story about their creations, which will be photographed during the program.

All materials will be provided.

For more information, contact Jennifer Knight at 360-417-8500 ext. 7733 or [email protected] or visit

Open enrollment

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center’s certified application counselors will offer free individual health-care plan sign-up assistance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The counselors will be present at the center’s Patient Financial Services office, 519 S. Peabody St.

For more information, call 360-417-7111.

Cocoa with critters

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited to Feiro Marine Life Center’s “Cocoa with the Critters” event at noon Wednesday.

Event organizers said the drop-in event is recommended for children ages 5 or younger at the marine center, 315 N. Lincoln St.

The cost is free for members and $2 per child of nonmembers. The price includes cocoa.

The event will feature an hour-long ocean-themed story, craft or game.

For more information, email Rachele Brown at [email protected]

Film screening

PORT ANGELES — “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be screened at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is by donation to the film at the center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Snacks and refreshments will be available for $5.

A raffle drawing for gift certificates to pizza and coffee houses also will be available.

Proceeds will benefit Jolinda Creery’s cell therapy procedure.

For more information, call Creery at 360-912-1684.

Players hold tryouts

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Community Players will hold tryouts for their upcoming production of “Love Letters” at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Members of the public are invited to audition at the player’s Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

One man and one woman are needed for the play which will be presented in the reader’s theatre style.

Memorization is not required, event organizers said.

The play will be held at the playhouse’s stage Jan. 12-14.

If you would like to tryout and are unable to attend, call BJ Kavanaugh at 360-452-5571.

Program info night

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College invites members of the public to its Program Info Night at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

This month’s program will focus on trade skills and will be held at the college’s University Center, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Programs featured will including Composites Technology-Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive Technology, Green Building and Welding.

Guests can meet instructors, students and local employers in the field, and take a tour of program spaces.

They also can get help applying for admission to the college.

For more information, contact Sara Rinearson at 360-417-6471 or srinearson


Book signing

FORKS — Pat Neal will sign copies of his new book, “WildLife Volume Three, Fisherman’s Holidays,” at the Native to Twilight Store, 10 Forks Ave., Saturday at noon until he runs out of books.

Neal, a Hoh River fishing guide and self-proclaimed “wilderness gossip columnist,” writes a column for the opinion page of the Peninsula Daily News.

Elks bingo

FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge will host bingo games at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Early bird sessions will start at 6:30 p.m. with regular bingo at 7 p.m. at the lodge at 941 Merchants Road.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Paws to read

FORKS — Visitors can read stories to dogs at the Forks Library at 11 a.m. today.

Tally and her Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy Dog Club trainer will assist attendees at the library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

Readers of all ages and abilities can practice their skills.

Research shows that the more a child reads, the more their reading skills improve, organizers said.

For nervous or self-conscious readers, reading to therapy dogs can be a helpful way to practice reading without feeling intimidated or judged, organizers said.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected], or visit

Helping the homeless

FORKS — Mamabear’s Boutique will collect emergency items for its “Helping Homeless in Clallam County” event Saturday.

From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., those interested can donate items and receive a treat at Mamabear’s, 130 S. Forks Ave.

Donations accepted are — but not limited to — flashlights, bandaids, small hand sanitizers, emergency response blankets, chapstick, gloves, socks and hats.

For more information, call Izaiah Calloway at 360-640-1017 or 360-640-3485.

Decoration class

FORKS — Those interested in learning how to create a wreath or centerpiece are invited to Rusty Gate Nursery & Building Supply’s class at noon Saturday.

The class costs $25 per person at the Rusty Gate, 221 Wood St.

For more information, call 360-375-5058.


Items for this listing of community events must be submitted by 5 p.m. Mondays. To submit, call 360-417-3527, fax 360-417-3521, email [email protected] or visit the newsroom at 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA, 98362.

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