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Novelist and Port Townsend Writers Conference Artistic Director Sam Ligon is among the authors who will give free readings online this week. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Authors, poets to provide free readings at Centrum’s Port Townsend Writers Conference

A varied group of authors and poets from Washington state and across the country will give free public readings — and answer… Continue reading

Novelist and Port Townsend Writers Conference Artistic Director Sam Ligon is among the authors who will give free readings online this week. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Free outdoor concerts set in Sequim, Port Angeles and Port Townsend

Free outdoor concerts are planned this week in Port Angeles and Sequim. Port Townsend’s free weekly Concerts on the Dock will begin Aug. 5. Kalen… Continue reading

Port Townsend author Dana Sullivan, who will give a free, all-ages workshop Tuesday, draws inspiration from family members including Bennie the dog. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Graphic novelist to release fourth in ‘Max’ series

Keep writing your stories, says artist, comic book author

Port Townsend author Dana Sullivan, who will give a free, all-ages workshop Tuesday, draws inspiration from family members including Bennie the dog. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Olympic Peninsula Art Association to hold art supply sale

Olympic Peninsula Art Association will conduct its annual art supply and book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The sale will… Continue reading

Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship to host tie dye party

The Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host its fourth Tie Dye Party from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. The annual party… Continue reading

The Rose Theatre in downtown Port Townsend is days away from reopening. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Rose Theatre will reopen after 499 dark nights

MERV 13 filters, space to spread out illustrate impact of pandemic

The Rose Theatre in downtown Port Townsend is days away from reopening. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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Tami Johnson of Mukilteo strolls down a path between rows of lavender at Lavender Connection northwest of Sequim, a participating farm with Lavender Weekend.

Lavender Weekend blooms in Sequim

Sequim-area lavender farms scented the air while visitors swarmed over the blooming plants this weekend. Events continue today and throughout the rest of the summer… Continue reading

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Tami Johnson of Mukilteo strolls down a path between rows of lavender at Lavender Connection northwest of Sequim, a participating farm with Lavender Weekend.
Interim Executive Director Ginny Holladay holds artwork for Angel Street, which was created and donated by Ryoko Toyama.

Olympic Theatre Arts Center rolls out new season

Five plays tell stories of adapting in trying times

Interim Executive Director Ginny Holladay holds artwork for Angel Street, which was created and donated by Ryoko Toyama.

Buck Ellard Band to perform at Sequim Prairie Grange

The Buck Ellard Band will perform for a dinner dance from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. The music will start at 5:30… Continue reading

Lavender farms plan special events

Many Sequim-area lavender farms are offering special tours and features during Lavender Weekend today through Sunday and beyond. Here is a list. • B&B… Continue reading

Friday concert to benefit Captain Joseph House

A Concert of Light featuring Nashville musicians Daryl Wayne Dasher and Jill Kinsey and area dance music favorite Fat Chance will perform… Continue reading

Jazz Trio to perform Saturday

Sarah Shea and the Chez Jazz Trio will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Shea will sing from the great American… Continue reading

Holly Hughes, editor of “The Madrona Project: Voices from the Heart of Cascadia,” visited Port Townsend’s Chetzemoka Park on Monday. She’s organized two in-person readings from the book in Chimacum and Sequim this month. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

New book gathers writers, artists from Northwest

Women contribute poems, images for ‘Madrona Project’

Holly Hughes, editor of “The Madrona Project: Voices from the Heart of Cascadia,” visited Port Townsend’s Chetzemoka Park on Monday. She’s organized two in-person readings from the book in Chimacum and Sequim this month. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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Vintage cars stand on display at Friday night's Ruddell Cruise In at Ruddell Auto Plaze in Port Angeles.

Classic auto event returns to Peninsula

Vintage cars poured into Port Angeles Friday for the 25th edition of the Ruddell Cruise In. The Cruise In, which had to skip a year… Continue reading

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Vintage cars stand on display at Friday night's Ruddell Cruise In at Ruddell Auto Plaze in Port Angeles.

Free outdoor concerts set in Sequim, Port Angeles this week

Free outdoor concerts are planned this week in Port Angeles and Sequim. Port Townsend’s free weekly Concerts on the Dock will begin Aug. 5. The… Continue reading

Original artwork for Olympic Theatre Arts New Works Showcase is by Catherine Mix.

Six local plays presented during inaugural showcase

Olympic Theatre Arts Center’s inaugural annual New Works Showcase opens Friday for just one weekend. Six short plays by local authors writing on… Continue reading

Original artwork for Olympic Theatre Arts New Works Showcase is by Catherine Mix.
Bao Thao will demonstrate glass-blowing on Tuesday morning
Bao Thao will demonstrate glass-blowing on Tuesday morning
"Seed," by Stephen O’Donnell, is among the pieces of art on display at the Northwind Art Best Gallery.

Birds inspire artwork at Northwind Art Best Gallery

“If I Had Wings,” a 2D and 3D exhibit celebrating birds as metaphor, is on display at the Northwind Art Best Gallery.… Continue reading

"Seed," by Stephen O’Donnell, is among the pieces of art on display at the Northwind Art Best Gallery.
Peppino D’Agostino will appear at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center as the Concerts in the Woods resume this Saturday night. (Photo by Jarek Pepkowski)

Concerts in the Woods return to Coyle

Pair of guitarists to appear at music series

Peppino D’Agostino will appear at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center as the Concerts in the Woods resume this Saturday night. (Photo by Jarek Pepkowski)
Ann and Steve Johnson of rural Port Angeles dance to the music of John Huard at the season opener of the Concerts on the Pier music series on Wednesday at Port Angeles City Pier. Huard was the opening act for a garage surf music performance by Port Angeles-based AntBath, signaling a return to live music after the weekly series was put on hiatus in 2020 by COVID-19. Abakis will perform vintage country music at the next performance, set for 6 p.m. on July 14. Concerts on the Pier are presented by the Juan de Fuca Foundation, Elwha River Casino, the Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department and the Peninsula Daily News. Sequim offers free weekly concerts in its Music Where You Park series every Tuesday through July 27. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Concerts on the Pier return

Ann and Steve Johnson of rural Port Angeles dance to the music of John Huard at the season opener of the Concerts on the Pier… Continue reading

Ann and Steve Johnson of rural Port Angeles dance to the music of John Huard at the season opener of the Concerts on the Pier music series on Wednesday at Port Angeles City Pier. Huard was the opening act for a garage surf music performance by Port Angeles-based AntBath, signaling a return to live music after the weekly series was put on hiatus in 2020 by COVID-19. Abakis will perform vintage country music at the next performance, set for 6 p.m. on July 14. Concerts on the Pier are presented by the Juan de Fuca Foundation, Elwha River Casino, the Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department and the Peninsula Daily News. Sequim offers free weekly concerts in its Music Where You Park series every Tuesday through July 27. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)