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The neighbors near Chetzemoka Park in Port Townsend collaborate to put up a public Christmas tree every year. Its lights are visible from Lawrence Street as one approaches Jackson Street, while Admiralty Inlet provides the background. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
The neighbors near Chetzemoka Park in Port Townsend collaborate to put up a public Christmas tree every year. Its lights are visible from Lawrence Street as one approaches Jackson Street, while Admiralty Inlet provides the background. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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Beavers and why they matter

Free Zoom lecture by Peninsula College’s Studium Generale

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Latin dance classes resume

Instructor Paul Kelly is returning to the dance floor for beginning Latin dance classes on the first and third Thursdays of the… Continue reading

Marion Castaneda prepares a mannequin at her Deja Vu store on Water Street in Port Townsend, where the Main Street Program is organizing a variety of activities this month, including the Winter Window Wander of decorated shop windows downtown and the community Christmas tree lighting at dusk Saturday. Under and near the Tyler Street Plaza tent at Tyler and Water streets Saturday afternoon, the Wild Rose Chorale will sing, Santa will pose for photos and the Kiwanis Choo Choo train will come by. Details are found at the Port Townsend Main Street website. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Preparing for shoppers

Marion Castaneda prepares a mannequin at her Deja Vu store on Water Street in Port Townsend, where the Main Street Program is organizing a variety… Continue reading

Marion Castaneda prepares a mannequin at her Deja Vu store on Water Street in Port Townsend, where the Main Street Program is organizing a variety of activities this month, including the Winter Window Wander of decorated shop windows downtown and the community Christmas tree lighting at dusk Saturday. Under and near the Tyler Street Plaza tent at Tyler and Water streets Saturday afternoon, the Wild Rose Chorale will sing, Santa will pose for photos and the Kiwanis Choo Choo train will come by. Details are found at the Port Townsend Main Street website. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Mary Bennet (Merrin Packer) and Arthur DeBourgh (Matt Forrest) are a bookish, sometimes awkward pair who meet in “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,” the romantic comedy opening Friday at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse. (Photo courtesy Mahina Hawley)
Mary Bennet (Merrin Packer) and Arthur DeBourgh (Matt Forrest) are a bookish, sometimes awkward pair who meet in “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,” the romantic comedy opening Friday at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse. (Photo courtesy Mahina Hawley)
The Art As Gifts exhibit is in the Fiber Habit window at Tyler and Lawrence streets in Port Townsend.

Textile artists’ meet-and-greet set for Port Townsend farmers market

Surface Design Association artists will discuss their artwork and sell hand-crafted items at the Port Townsend Farmers Market on Saturday. This is… Continue reading

The Art As Gifts exhibit is in the Fiber Habit window at Tyler and Lawrence streets in Port Townsend.
Chris Kauffman ascends a ladder to string lights on downtown Port Townsend’s 16-foot Christmas tree Tuesday morning while Ted Krysinski of Fyrelite Grip & Lighting prepares some of the 2,800 LED bulbs that will decorate the Haller Fountain plaza. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend prepares for weekend celebration

Bulbs to illuminate community Christmas tree Saturday

Chris Kauffman ascends a ladder to string lights on downtown Port Townsend’s 16-foot Christmas tree Tuesday morning while Ted Krysinski of Fyrelite Grip & Lighting prepares some of the 2,800 LED bulbs that will decorate the Haller Fountain plaza. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson County farm to host ‘What Happened in Glasgow’

Wednesday evening at Finnriver Farm & Cidery, three Jefferson County women will discuss their experiences earlier this month at the U.N. Climate Change… Continue reading

Peninsula Chamber Singers conductor Dr. Jerome L. Wright. (Ernst-Ulrich Schafer)

Peninsula Singers invite newcomers to choir

‘Virtual Cabaret’ free for viewers

Peninsula Chamber Singers conductor Dr. Jerome L. Wright. (Ernst-Ulrich Schafer)

Jazz at the PUB offers indoor concert

The 12-piece Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble will present its first indoor concert in nearly two years with Jazz in the PUB on… Continue reading

Conductor Tigran Arakelyan leads the Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra in rehearsal last month. The ensemble will give its winter concert this Saturday at the Chimacum High School auditorium. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Port Townsend Symphony to perform live

Free concert scheduled this coming weekend

Conductor Tigran Arakelyan leads the Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra in rehearsal last month. The ensemble will give its winter concert this Saturday at the Chimacum High School auditorium. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
At Chimacum's Finnriver Farm, cofounder Crystie Kisler admires Kira Mardikes' painted tribute to the land and its creatures. The painting stands near Finnriver's "gratitude walk," part of the farm's activities today through Sunday. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Diverse activities offered on Thanksgiving weekend

Sure, there’s shopping, with several holiday markets to choose from. Yet this weekend brings a diversity of musical and artistic activities as well, all over… Continue reading

At Chimacum's Finnriver Farm, cofounder Crystie Kisler admires Kira Mardikes' painted tribute to the land and its creatures. The painting stands near Finnriver's "gratitude walk," part of the farm's activities today through Sunday. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Port Angeles artist Sarah Tucker takes an inventory of items made by area artisans that will be available for sale at the Wintertide Makers Market at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles artist Sarah Tucker takes an inventory of items made by area artisans that will be available for sale at the Wintertide Makers Market at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Townsend Ballet teacher Krystal Kennedy shows student Soleil Robinson, 6, her toe shoes after class Tuesday afternoon. In the PTB’s “The Nutcracker” next week, Kennedy will dance the roles of the Snow Queen and Dew Drop Fairy. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

‘The Nutcracker,’ winter classes in store

Performances at Wheeler Theater set in December

Port Townsend Ballet teacher Krystal Kennedy shows student Soleil Robinson, 6, her toe shoes after class Tuesday afternoon. In the PTB’s “The Nutcracker” next week, Kennedy will dance the roles of the Snow Queen and Dew Drop Fairy. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Sherry Phillips, the head of the designers group for the 31st edition of the Festival of Trees, puts another delight on her tree, called “Baking With Mrs. Santa,” earlier this week. Decorated trees will either be auctioned at the gala or by silent auction, all part of the Olympic Medical Center Foundation fundraiser inside the Vern Burton Center in Port Angeles. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Festival of Trees expands Family Days

Tickets still available for three-day fest

Sherry Phillips, the head of the designers group for the 31st edition of the Festival of Trees, puts another delight on her tree, called “Baking With Mrs. Santa,” earlier this week. Decorated trees will either be auctioned at the gala or by silent auction, all part of the Olympic Medical Center Foundation fundraiser inside the Vern Burton Center in Port Angeles. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Mike and Ester De Weese of Sequim help each other wrap a tree branch in Christmas lights on Nov. 13 by 1st Security Bank. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Peninsula to mark beginning of season

Events set in Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend

Mike and Ester De Weese of Sequim help each other wrap a tree branch in Christmas lights on Nov. 13 by 1st Security Bank. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Olympic Peninsula Native History and Culture trivia night slated for Friday

The North Olympic Library System will host Peninsula Native History and Culture trivia night at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The questions for this… Continue reading

Urban Sketchers to meet Saturday in Port Townsend

The Port Townsend Urban Sketchers will sketch at the Makers Market at noon Saturday. The group will meet at its booth outside… Continue reading

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Holiday bazaars planned on Saturday

Two holiday bazaars are planned on Saturday. Yuletide bazaar SEQUIM — Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church will host its Yuletide Bazaar from 9 a.m.… Continue reading

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