Entertainment

Emily Bufford, youth and outreach library manager at the Port Townsend Public Library in Uptown Port Townsend, positions one of the gingerbread houses entered in the 28th annual Uptown Gingerbread Contest. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Annual gingerbread house contest accepting entries

Deadline is Sunday; winners in five categories announced Dec. 22

 

Author talk slated Saturday

Fredrik Backman will discuss his new novel, “The Winners,” at 11 a.m. Saturday. The presentation, sponsored by the Jefferson County Library, will… Continue reading

 

Church presents Gifts of Christmas concert this weekend

The Gifts of Christmas will be the Sequim Community Church’s annual Christmas celebration this weekend. The concert, featuring a professional orchestra directed by… Continue reading

 

Drink Draw with the Wickhams set tonight

Today’s Drink & Draw will use actors from the production of The Wickhams — Christmas at Pemberley, performing at the Port Angeles… Continue reading

Navy Band Northwest to perform

The Navy Band Northwest will perform a free holiday concert at Port Angeles High School at 6 p.m. Friday. The free concert… Continue reading

Steve Schermer, a Seattle musician and teacher originally from Port Angeles, will return home to perform with the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra this Saturday. A specially commissioned concerto will make its world premiere during the performances. (Diane Urbani de la Paz)

Port Angeles Symphony to present holiday concert

Concerto specially commissioned for 90th anniversary

  • Dec 8, 2022
  • By Diane Urbani de la Paz For Peninsula Daily News
  • Clallam County
Steve Schermer, a Seattle musician and teacher originally from Port Angeles, will return home to perform with the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra this Saturday. A specially commissioned concerto will make its world premiere during the performances. (Diane Urbani de la Paz)

Cocoa with critters planned

Rachele Brown will lead Cocoa with Critters at 10 a.m. Thursday. The early education program, for children aged 3- to 5-years, is… Continue reading

Jeanette Steyr-Green will present “The Strange Tale of the Poinsettia: The Past, Present, and Future of a Holiday Tradition” at noon Thursday.

Green Thumb lecture to discuss poinsettias

Jeanette Steyr-Green will present “The Strange Tale of the Poinsettia: The Past, Present, and Future of a Holiday Tradition” at noon Thursday.… Continue reading

Jeanette Steyr-Green will present “The Strange Tale of the Poinsettia: The Past, Present, and Future of a Holiday Tradition” at noon Thursday.

Karen Sixkiller’s ‘Cherokee Grandma Spider’ focus of Longhouse exhibit

An artist reception is planned Thursday for an exhibit by Karen Sixkiller, contemporary Cherokee artist, that is on display in House of… Continue reading

Lilly Gulden checks that the are lights are glowing on a metal Christmas tree skeleton while Jefferson County Fairgrounds manager Danny McEnerney paints lettering for a display all in preparation of the opening of the Magic of Christmas event at the fairgrounds on Thursday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Magic of Christmas to open Thursday at fairgrounds

Reindeer highlight free festival through weekend

Lilly Gulden checks that the are lights are glowing on a metal Christmas tree skeleton while Jefferson County Fairgrounds manager Danny McEnerney paints lettering for a display all in preparation of the opening of the Magic of Christmas event at the fairgrounds on Thursday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Morgan Bartholick portrays The Dame in the PA Panto production of “Goldilocks and the Ultimate Rampage,” that opens Friday. (Submitted photo)

PA Panto presents musical comedy that celebrates life in Clallam County

‘Goldilocks and the Ultimate Rampage’ opens Friday

  • Dec 7, 2022
  • By Diane Urbani de la Paz For Olympic Peninsula News Group
  • Clallam County
Morgan Bartholick portrays The Dame in the PA Panto production of “Goldilocks and the Ultimate Rampage,” that opens Friday. (Submitted photo)
George Marie and Michael D’Alessandro of Port Townsend were introduced Sunday as the new owners of the Rose Theatre. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)

Local couple purchases Rose Theatre

Marie: ‘I’m serious. Let’s buy it’

George Marie and Michael D’Alessandro of Port Townsend were introduced Sunday as the new owners of the Rose Theatre. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)
Santa waves to his fans as he arrives at Haller Fountain aboard the Kiwanis Choo Choo in downtown Port Townsend on Saturday to oversee the lighting of the community tree. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend Santa, tree-lighting draws visitors

‘They don’t do Christmas like this where we’re from’

Santa waves to his fans as he arrives at Haller Fountain aboard the Kiwanis Choo Choo in downtown Port Townsend on Saturday to oversee the lighting of the community tree. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News
A runner starts his ascent Friday on the Taylor Street stairs in downtown Port Townsend, where the city's Christmas tree stands ready for lighting at about 4:30 p.m. today. Santa will arrive on the Kiwanis Choo Choo after listening  to the children's requests at Flagship Landing earlier in the day, Caroling with the Wild Rose Choral and ornament-making at the Tyler Street Plazas tent also are planned today.

Holiday preparations in Port Townsend

A runner starts his ascent Friday on the Taylor Street stairs in downtown Port Townsend, where the city’s Christmas tree stands ready for lighting at… Continue reading

Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News
A runner starts his ascent Friday on the Taylor Street stairs in downtown Port Townsend, where the city's Christmas tree stands ready for lighting at about 4:30 p.m. today. Santa will arrive on the Kiwanis Choo Choo after listening  to the children's requests at Flagship Landing earlier in the day, Caroling with the Wild Rose Choral and ornament-making at the Tyler Street Plazas tent also are planned today.

Holiday bazaars, activities set for weekend

The Carlsborg Family Church Living Nativity will present shows at 4 p.m., 5… Continue reading

Music, dance, drama, art presented on Peninsula

Entertainment ranges from dance to music to dramatic presentations this week. • The Nutcracker will be performed by Ballet Workshop dancers at 7 p.m. Saturday at… Continue reading

Martha Collins jewelry from wood is among pieces on view at Port Townsend Gallery.
Martha Collins jewelry from wood is among pieces on view at Port Townsend Gallery.

Story slam set Wednesday

The Church of BuVu and Winter Texts will host PT Story Slam from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The free open… Continue reading

Twinkle Lights Parade, Festival of Trees offered in Forks

After a two-year break, Soroptimist International of the Olympic Rain Forest’s annual Festival of Trees is back live and in person this weekend,… Continue reading