Dive-in movie, choo-choo rides, gingerbread house contest this weekend

A “dive-in” movie, choo-choo rides and a gingerbread house contest are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more about the Second Weekend Art Event in Port Angeles and information about other arts and entertainment news, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly arts and entertainment section included with today’s PDN.

Information also is available in the interactive calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.


Fashion show

PORT ANGELES — North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center students will present A Night of Winter Wonder, a fashion show by students of Studio 121 School of Cosmetology, from 6 to 9 tonight.

The show will be at the skills center, 905 W. Ninth St.

Tickets are $20 and include entry to the show and a complimentary “swag bag” valued at more than $20.

Hands-on practical demonstrations by cosmetology students, a runway show with avant-garde makeup and hairstyles, and hors d’oeuvres and desserts provided by skills center culinary arts students will be offered.

Door prizes and free giveaways are planned during the show.

To purchase tickets, phone Studio 121 at 360-417-0388.

Skiing film

PORT ANGELES — A ski film will be shown to mark the centennial of the National Park Service on Saturday.

“Monumental: Skiing Our National Parks,” a Powder Productions Original film presented by REI Co-Op and filmed by KGB Productions, will be screened at 7 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St.

Admission will be $10.

Featured will be skiers Andy Mahre, Lynsey Dyer, Griffin Post, Colter Hinchliffe, Kalen Thorien, Greg Hill, Max Hammer, and Connery Lundin at Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Glacier National Park and Olympic National Park.

Holiday social

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Genealogical Society will host a holiday social from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

The free social will be at its research library at 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Visitors can sample holiday goodies while browsing the collection of genealogical resources housed in the library and talk with genealogical society members.

Tech fair

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Library will host Technapalooza Technology Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

All ages are invited to explore technology at the free fair at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Interactive stations will be set up throughout the library and feature hands-on coding activities using the North Olympic Library System’s mobile computer lab as well as technology from the Washington State Library’s Gadget Menagerie.

Youths who want to try their hands at engineering can experiment building with Roominate, and 4-H volunteers led by Jeff and Christine Spaulding will be on-hand to demonstrate Scribblebots and Squishy Circuits.

Volunteers from the Feiro Marine Life Center also will participate in the event by demonstrating a computer-driven water quality sensor.

For more information, contact the library at 360-417-8500 or go to www.nols.org.

Dive-In Movie

PORT ANGELES — William Shore Memorial Pool will host a Dive-In Movie, “Penguins of Madagascar,” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $3.25 for youths and $5.25 for adults; non-district rates will apply.

The public is invited to swim, play and enjoy a movie at the same time.

For more information, contact James Schultz at 360-417-9767 or jschultz@williamshorepool.org.

Drum workshop

PORT ANGELES — Strait Music, 1015 E. First St., will host an introductory drum workshop from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Zorina Wolf, founder of the organization Village Heartbeat, will teach.

Participants can bring a hand drum, though drums will be available for use.

The workshop is free, but donations are appreciated.

A rhythm concert with Ches Ferguson will follow.

For more information, call Zorina Wolf at 650-743-6252 or phone 360-452-9817.


Food drive

SEQUIM — A group of Sequim Girl Scouts will sing carols and have a food drive for the Sequim Food Bank at Centennial Place, corner of Washington Street and Sequim Avenue, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.

Although welcoming all donations, the food bank especially seeks donations of peanut butter, tuna and macaroni and cheese.

Book sale

SEQUIMThe Friends of Sequim Library group will conduct its monthly book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be in the Friends building behind the Sequim Library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Specials for this month include multiple volumes by historian David McCullough; how-to books on origami; instructions and music for beginning guitar and harmonica; an extensive selection of books on birds, insects and other wildlife identification; and 300 brand-new illustrated how-to books on quilting, sewing, knitting and crochet.

Frosty’s Winter Fest

SEQUIM — The Fifth Avenue senior living facility will host Frosty’s Winter Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

More than 30 vendors will sell goods at the facility at 500 W. Hendrickson Road.

Live entertainment is planned throughout the day. A youth coloring contest, free hot chocolate and five raffles — one for a 32-inch flat-screen television— are planned.

The event is a donation site for Peninsula Friends of Animals and Puppy Pilots.

Visitors can receive additional raffle tickets for donations.

For more information, call 360-683-3345.

Grange potluck

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange invites the community to its annual potluck family Christmas dinner at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The grange at 290 Macleay Road will provide turkey, dressing, potatoes, gravy and ham.

The announcement of Granger and Non-Granger of the Year will be made and Santa Claus will pay a visit.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — “The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases” by Deborah Halber will be discussed at the Sequim Library at 3 p.m. Saturday.

All are welcome to join the discussion at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

“‘The Skeleton Crew’ provides an entree into the gritty and tumultuous world of Sherlock Holmes – wannabes who race to beat out law enforcement — and one another — at matching missing persons with unidentified remains,” according to Library Journal Reviews, which adds that the book “delves into the macabre underside of the internet, the fleeting nature of identity and how even the most ordinary citizen with a laptop and a knack for puzzles can reinvent herself as a web sleuth.”

Copies of “The Skeleton Crew” are available in various formats, including regular print and downloadable e-book. They can be requested online by visiting the library catalog at www.nols.org.

This program is supported by the Friends of Sequim Library.

For more information about this and other programs for readers and book lovers, visit www.nols.org and select “Events” and “Sequim,” or contact the Sequim Library at 360-683-1161 or Sequim@nols.org.

Backyard Birding

SEQUIM — Christie Lassen of Wild Birds Unlimited will present Saturday’s Backyard Birding program at the Dungeness River Audubon Center in Railroad Bridge Park.

The public is invited to attend any or all sessions, which run from 10 a.m. to noon.

For adults 18 and older, a $5 fee is payable for each class at the center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, “Winter Care & Feeding in the Garden” will cover general bird feeding, including types of feeders and different feeds for attracting specific birds, with an emphasis on over-wintering species.

Lassen will include specific ideas for providing continuing winter water supplies and meeting the needs of the Anna’s hummingbird, which has started staying on the Peninsula throughout the year. She will address specific questions from participants.

This class is the third in a series presented by OPAS.

After five classes are attended, a free year of membership in OPAS will be offered.

For more information, email info@mccomngardens.com or phone 360-681-2827.

Elks Bingo

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge will host bingo games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission will be free at the lodge at 143 Port Williams Road.

Minimum buy-in for the game is $10, and the Elks will offer popular bingo games, including progressive.

Players must be 18 or older.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.

All proceeds will go to the Elks scholarship program, charities supported by the Elks and lodge operating costs.

Old Time Fiddlers

SEQUIM — The Washington Old Time Fiddlers group will meet to jam and perform at Shipley Center at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Performances will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 921 E. Hammond St.

All are welcome to listen to the performers jamming and stay for the show. There is no charge for admission, but donations are welcome.

For more information, contact Rita Hubbard at 360-301-1104 or email sidandrita@yahoo.com.

Christmas concert

SEQUIM — Sequim Community Church will host a free Christmas celebration Saturday and Sunday.

Performances of the Christmas concert are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday at the church’s fellowship center, 1000 N. Fifth Ave.

Studio show

SEQUIM — Artist Carrie Rodlend is opening her studio this weekend for a special holiday show, “A Feast of Art.”

She’ll exhibit small to large works of realism to expressionism to abstract pieces with Florida transplant David Willis from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 562 Holgerson Road, off Lotzgesell Road.

Along with artwork, they plan to offer an array of items such as cards, one-of-a-kind pieces of art and gift certificates for classes as well as seasonal light refreshments.

Bill and William Jevne will provide music.

For more information, call 360-681-0104.


Holiday concerts

PORT TOWNSENDThe Wild Rose Chorale & Friends Holiday Concert will be at 7 tonight.

The free concert will be at First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Franklin St.

The eight-voice a cappella Wild Rose Chorale will provide an all-ages holiday choral program that also will include the Summertime Singers, directed by Colleen Johnson and the PT Youth Chorus directed by Leslie Lewis.

Kiwanis Choo Choo

PORT TOWNSEND — Rides for children on the Kiwanis Choo Choo will be offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The rides, sponsored by the Port Townsend Main Street Program and Kiwanis Clubs of Port Townsend, will begin across the street from the Jefferson Museum of Art & History, 540 Water St., in front of Pope Marine Park.

Rides cost $5.

Proceeds will go toward art education programs in the Port Townsend School District.

Golden Gift

PORT TOWNSEND — St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Christian Church, 1407 30th St., plans its 15th annual St. Nicholas program at 6 tonight.

The family-friendly event will feature music, refreshments and a “golden gift” from St. Nicholas for all the children.

For more information, visit www.orthodoxporttownsend.com or call 360-385-0585.

Wild Bird Festival

PORT TOWNSEND — The Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The festival will be at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St.

Along with rehabilitated raptors will be holiday decor and a gift basket raffle. Items have been donated by local vendors.

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 this week is snow.

For more information, go to www.conversationcafe.org.

Discounted swim

PORT TOWNSEND — Mountain View Pool will offer a discounted open swim from 6 to 8 tonight.

Everyone is invited to swim for $2 at the pool, 1919 Blaine St.

The whole pool will be dedicated to play. Noodles, rings and other floating toys will be available.

No lap lanes will be offered. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian.

A free swim will be offered from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The pool will be restricted to adults only from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and open to all from 2:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, phone 360-385-7665, email ascalf@cityofpt.us or visit www.cityofpt.us/pool.

Quilts of valor

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Quilts of Valor group will meet at 10 a.m. today.

The group will meet at Creative Union Fabrics, 112 Kala Square Place, Suite 3.

Dues are $5 annually, with a $5 donation asked for each meeting.

Participants share patterns and fabric, and work together on projects. No quilting experience is necessary and newcomers are welcome.

There is no requirement to join.

The group makes comfort quilts for veterans and military members.

For more information, contact Kathryn Bates 360-316-9798 or 1katheybates@gmail.com.

Charity concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host a concert with singer-songwriter Cris Williamson at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The concert at the fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., is a fundraiser for the Jefferson County Food Bank.

Tickets are $25.

Williamson’s holiday show will feature traditional pieces, songs from yesteryear and more modern and lyrical songs.

For more information, contact Williamson at 206-706-7960 or cris@criswilliamson.com.


Gingerbread Houses

PORT HADLOCKEntries are being accepted for the Jefferson County Library’s Home for the Holidays gingerbread house-making contest.

Bakers and crafters of all ages are invited to design and build their own gingerbread creations and bring them to the library at 620 Cedar Ave. by Tuesday.

Structures can be built of gingerbread, graham crackers, candy, frosting or anything edible, and the base should be no larger than 9 inches by 9 inches.

Submissions will be on display until Dec. 20. Library patrons will be given the opportunity to vote for their favorites. Entries will be judged in several categories such as most unique, most delicious in appearance and most humorous.

Family art

PORT HADLOCK — Families are invited to bring their children to the Jefferson County Library from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for “Family Art: Paper Bead Stars.”

The event is free, but registration is required by calling the library at 360-385-6544 or visiting at 620 Cedar Ave.

The class will be taught by Sidonie Wilson. It is designed for children and adults to create and explore a variety of art media together. Participants will make their own paper beads and string them together.


Native plant workshop

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Conservation District will conduct a native plant workshop and open house at the Chimacum Grange from 9 a.m. to noon today.

The free workshop is at the grange hall at 9572 Rhody Drive.

Plant experts will tell about the benefits and uses of plants native to the Pacific Northwest. They will discuss landscaping and restoration to creating habitat and food for local pollinators and wildlife as well as edible and medicinal uses.

A variety of native plants is being offered in the conservation district’s annual native plant sale. Pre-orders are being taken now for the sale Feb. 25. For information on the sale, call 360-385-4105 or email info@jeffersoncd.org.



QUILCENE — Permaculture designer Erin Yeakel will discuss the principles behind the movement at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The presentation on the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient will be at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101.


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The Crescent Bay Lions Club will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Admission will be $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger at the club, state Highway 112 and Holly Hill Road.

The menu will include eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham, bacon or sausage, and coffee or tea.

Proceeds will help Crescent Bay members support high school yearbooks, scholarships, holiday food baskets, glasses for people in need and other community projects.

The breakfast is held every Sunday through May 14, except for Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.


Dance lessons

FORKS — The next in the series of Rainforest Council for the Arts Community Dance Lessons is from 7 to 9 tonight.

The lessons at Forks Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave., are free, but donations are welcome.

The lessons, which began in September, progressed from the basic waltz to other ballroom and folk dances.

Each class includes a review of the previous lesson and instruction to a new dance.

Newcomers are welcome to join anytime. Partners are not required, and changing partners will occur frequently.

Santa Bucks

FORKS — Shoppers are urged to bring blue tickets to Forks Outfitters at 1 p.m. Saturday for a Santa Bucks drawing.

Shoppers at participating Forks businesses receive one blue ticket for every $10 they spend.

The drawing is sponsored by the West End Business and Professional Association.

Another drawing is planned Dec. 17.


Holiday Hoedown

SEKIU — The second annual Holiday Hoedown Benefit Potluck and Dance will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Donations given at the dance at the Sekiu Community Center, 11 Rice St., will support maintenance and operation of the center.

Loose Gravel will play live music.

Guests are asked to bring food for the potluck.

Gingerbread contest

CLALLAM BAY — The Clallam Bay Library will accept homemade gingerbread houses, castles, huts and cabins beginning Monday for an all-ages gingerbread contest.

The contest will be judged Dec. 16 at the library at 16990 state Highway 112 in Clallam Bay.

Prizes will be awarded in three age groups: 6 and younger, 7 to 12 and 13 and older.

The contest rules are that all abodes must be totally edible; each must be built from a kit, entirely from scratch or a combination of both; and the entry must have been made by the entrant, with no pre-made houses accepted.

For more information, call 360-963-2414, send an email to ClallamBay@nols.org or visit www.nols.org and select “Events.”

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