Santa, dancing and jazz set for coming week

Breakfast with Santa, a contra dance and a jazz concert are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Dance lessons

FORKS — The Forks Congregational Church will offer free dance lessons at 7 p.m. today.

The lessons will be at the fellowship hall at 280 Spartan Ave.

Donations are welcome to offset traveling expenses for the teachers.

Breakfast with Santa

FORKS — The West End Business and Professional Association will host Breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

The breakfast will be held at Forks Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave.

The meal is $5 per person, $3 for children younger than 12 years old.

Pictures with Santa will cost $5.

For more information, call Warren Johnson at 360-374-9382.

Handbell concert

FORKS — The RainShadow Ringers will perform a Christmas concert at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The concert will be at the Forks Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave.

Admission will be by donation of food or money. Proceeds will go to the Forks Food Bank.

Elks bingo

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

Early bird sessions will start at 6:30 p.m. while regular bingo will start at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Bingo night

FORKS — The West End Sportsmen Club will hold bingo night at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The club is at 243 Sportsman Club Road.

Proceeds help to fund the annual Kids’ Fishing Day and to provide facilities for hunter education.


Fish stories

PORT ANGELES — North Olympic Library System will present a fish storytime at 10:30 a.m. today.

The special presentation will be at the Feiro Marine Center, 315 N. Lincoln St.

Participants will hear fish stories, sing sea life songs and move like jellyfish.

This program is designed for children 5 years and younger and a parent or caregiver.

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

Contra dance

PORT ANGELES — Black Diamond Dance will host a contra dance from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

The dance will take place at the Black Diamond Community Center, 1942 Black Diamond Road.

Laura Mae Smith will be calling; the Golden Gems will provide the music.

Admission will be by donation — $8 suggested for adults, $4 for anyone younger than 18 years old.

The evening will start with a dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.blackdiamond

Play auditions

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Players will hold tryouts for the production of “The Uninvited” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

The auditions will be held at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Laurisden Blvd.

The play, written by Tim Kelly, is based on a novel of the same name by Dorothy Macardle.

The auditions will consist of reading from the script.

The script is available for advance reading at both the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., and the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Rehearsals will begin in February for performances from March 29 through April 14.

For more information, call the play’s director, Kathy Baldwin, at 360-457-0500.

Senior dance

PORT ANGELES — Cat’s Meow will perform for the Senior Swingers Dance from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The dance will be at the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

There is a $5 cover charge; first-time visitors are admitted free.

Jazz concert

PORT ANGELES — David P. Jones will direct a concert by the Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The performance will be at Maier Hall on the Peninsula College campus, 1502 Laurisden Blvd.

The public is invited to this free concert.


Guild thrift shop

SEQUIM — The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild will open its thrift shop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The shop at 204 W. Bell St. will feature a child’s toy chest with bench, holiday attire and decorations.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Boating clinic

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron will present a free boating clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The clinic will be at the Gathering Place, 135 Fairway Drive.

The public is invited to this clinic on effective on-board communication.

The clinic will be conducted by Nila Madsen, who will discuss effective communication between captain and crew.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit

Family movie

SEQUIM — Olympic Nature Experience will host a family movie night at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The free screening of “Bears” will take place at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The 2014 Disney nature documentary follows the life of an Alaskan bear family.

Living Nativity

SEQUIM — The second annual “Miracle on Garry Oak Drive” will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The presentation of a live Nativity will be held at Dungeness Courte Memory Care Community, 651 Garry Oak Drive.

The event will also feature carolers, hot chocolate, coffee and hot apple cider.

The pubic is invited to this free event.

For more information, email Jan Orr at [email protected]

Art presentation

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Art Association will hold a potluck meeting from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday.

The meeting will be held in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

Lance Snider will be the guest presenter.

Snider works with a variety of two dimensional media.


Open house

QUILCENE — Center Valley Animal Rescue will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The shelter is at 11900 Center Road.

The open house will feature refreshments, raffles, gift shopping and tours of the facility.

The shelter is a no-kill facility that rehabilitates injured, neglected or unwanted animals.

The shelter also offers adoption services and spay or neuter services.

For more information, visit www.centervalley


Free legal clinic

CHIMACUM — Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers will hold a free, drop-in, legal clinic from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The clinic will be at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

This clinic will offer Spanish translation and interpretation services.

An attorney with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project also will be available for consultations.

For more information, call Shauna Rogers McClain or email probono [email protected]

Orchestra concert

CHIMACUM — The Port Townsend Community Orchestra will perform a concert entitled “Around the World” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The orchestra will perform in the auditorium at Chimacum High School, 91 West Valley Road.

The concert will feature Keith Jarrett’s “Bridge of Light for Viola and Orchestra” with Gwen Franz as guest soloist.

The public is invited to this free performance; donations will be appreciated.

For more information, visit www.porttownsend


Hygge night

PORT HADLOCK — Adults are invited to an evening of hygge from 6 to 7:30 Wednesday.

The free program will be held at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Hygge is a Danish concept of happiness through enjoying the simple pleasures in a cozy environment.

The library will dim the lights, play mellow music and serve tea while patrons work on simple crafts.

For more information, call 360-385-6544 or visit


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.

The topic for today’s conversation will be “Information Overload.”

Discount swim

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

Everyone will be admitted to the pool at 1919 Blaine St. for $3.

There will be no lap lanes. The whole pool will be dedicated to play.

Noodles, rings and other toys are available.

Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.

For more information, call 360-385-7665 or visit

Holiday concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Julio Elizalde will perform holiday concerts from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The fundraising concerts will be held in the Chapel on Fort Worden, 200 Battery Way.

General admission tickets are $40 per person.

Elizalde will perform holiday favorites on the piano including “Sheep May Safely Graze” by Bach; “Piano Sonata in B flat major” D 960 by Schubert and “Suite from The Nutcracker” Op. 71, by Tchaikovsky.

For more information, call 360-385-9699, email [email protected] or visit

Palindrome concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Strong Sun Moon with Hannah Mayree and Seymour Love will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The concert will be in the Palindrome, 1893 Jacob Miller Road.

The concert will be followed by DJ Johan with an electric dance set that will end at midnight.

Admission is $5 to $20 per person.

Open house

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson Land Trust will host a holiday open house from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.

The open house will be held at the land trust, 1033 Lawrence St.

The public is invited to this free celebration.

For more information, visit

Bike summit

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Cycle School will host a summit on cargo bikes at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The event, part of the First Tuesday Salon series, will be held at 236 Taylor St.

Current owners of cargo bikes are encouraged to ride them to the summit and share their experiences.

The public is invited to this free discussion.

For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.

Ukulele hour

PORT TOWNSEND — Ukuleles Unite will host a happy hour and open mic session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The gathering will be at Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 W. Sims Way.

For more information, call Germaine Authur at 360-385-2233.


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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