Kathleen McCowan of Seattle browses the goods at the Wintertide Makers’ Market, which wraps this Sunday at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Kathleen McCowan of Seattle browses the goods at the Wintertide Makers’ Market, which wraps this Sunday at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Seasonal activities planned on Peninsula

Final weekend for Wintertide Makers’ Market

This is it: the final weekend for the Wintertide Makers’ Market, a locally focused emporium at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center.

Artists and craftspeople from across the North Olympic Peninsula have laid out their creations in the nonprofit gallery at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, where visitors also can take a walk through the adjacent Webster’s Woods.

The marketplace is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, with warm drinks and heated seating in the courtyard from 5 till 8 that evening. Sunday is the last day, with hours from 11 to 5. Admission is free, just as it is to Webster’s Woods, where more art awaits: the Light Art Experience. This exhibition among the trees includes sculptural creations by nine artists from around the Northwest, all illuminated nightly from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m.

Here’s a cross-section of other seasonal entertainment and art on the Peninsula this weekend.

A Christmas boat parade of motorized and non-motorized boats is planned for this afternoon from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The vessels will set out from the Port Townsend Boat Haven and head to Point Hudson and back, along the Port Townsend waterfront.

For information, email organizer Leslie McCoy at [email protected].

One of a Kind Gallery will host a Pop-up Holiday Market all weekend on the first floor of the Port Angeles Wharf, 115 E. Railroad Ave.

With local art, pottery and gifts, the gallery will be open for extended hours this weekend: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The market offers free gift wrapping for all purchases, holiday treats and local artists in house with their original work and limited-edition prints and apparel.

“A Christmas Carol”: A Live Radio Play is on the main stage at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, through Sunday.

This adaptation, set in a 1940s radio station, unfolds at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday, with tickets ranging from $12 to $18.

To purchase, visit www.olympictheatrearts.org or phone 360-683-7326. A photo ID and proof of vaccination or a negative PCR lab test less than 72 hours old are required for admittance; face masks are also mandatory.

Live music fills Finnriver Farm & Cidery starting tonight. At the farm’s Cider Garden venue, 124 Center Road in Chimacum, the cover charge to hear the performers is $5 and proof of vaccination is required for guests 12 and older.

Tonight from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., singer-songwriters Aimée Ringle and Alexa Sunshine Rose will play; on Saturday, the Chuck Easton Quartet will play holiday jazz from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday brings singer-guitarist Jack Dwyer from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A Hidden History tour through downtown Port Townsend starts at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Haller Fountain at Taylor and Washington streets.

This is the last such tour of 2021, and, as ever, it’s free courtesy of the Main Street Program.

Participants are invited to meet Key City Public Theatre actor Bry Kifolo-Stosius at the fountain for the hour-long stroll, which is dotted with Hidden History interpretive panels.

A pop-up opening of “An Artist’s Point of View,” the show at Studio Bob, is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Large- and small-scale works fill the big gallery upstairs at 118½ E. Front St., Port Angeles, where proof of vaccination is necessary.

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Jefferson County senior reporter Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-417-3509 or [email protected]

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