Holiday market, paper craft-making, special performances planned on Peninsula

A holiday market, paper craft-making and special performances are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsula


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 today’s conversation will be “SADD.”

Spirit of the Yule

PORT TOWNSEND — There will be performances of the holiday musical “Spirit of the Yule” at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. today and Saturday.

The show will be performed at the Key City Public Theatre, 419 Washington St.

Tickets are $24 to $29.

For more information, call 360-385-5278 or visit

Holiday crafting

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to a holiday crafting party from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

The party will be held at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

The event will feature craft projects, snacks and hot cocoa.

For more information, call 360-385-3181, email or visit

Procrastinators’ fair

PORT TOWNSEND — The 15th annual Procrastinators’ Holiday Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The fair will be held in the Flagship Building, 1007 Water St.

For more information, call Melinda Bryden at 206-356-4568 or email

‘Every Christmas Story’

PORT TOWNSEND — There will be several performances of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” this week.

The play will be performed at the Key City Public Theatre, 419 Washington St.

Showtimes are at 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Tickets are $24 to $29.

For more information, call 360-385-5278 or visit

Christmas bonfire

PORT TOWNSEND — There will be caroling and a Christmas bonfire from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The event, let by The Rev. Simon Ruth deVoil, will be held at North Beach County Park, 5787 Kuhn St.

Attendees should dress warmly as the event will proceed regardless of the weather.

For more information, call Elisabeth Rotchford Haight at 360-385-4198 or email elisabethhaight@


Christmas dinner

CHIMACUM — East Jefferson County Rotary and Port Townsend Sunrise Rotary will host a Christmas dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Christmas Day.

The meal will be served at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

The public is invited to this free meal; donations will be accepted at the door.

Residents who are homebound can request delivery of a meal by calling 360-390-4014 and selecting option 4.


Memory Cafe

PORT HADLOCK — The East Jefferson County Memory Cafe will meet from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

The free meeting is held at Ferino’s Pizzeria, 846 Ness’ Corner Road.

The memory cafe is a gathering of people with memory loss, their friends and families to connect and socialize.

Refreshments may be purchased.

For more information, call Patricia Smith at 360-379-4186 or email patricia


Holiday market

SEQUIM — The Sequim Farmers Market invites procrastinators to a holiday market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The market will be inside the Guy Cole Convention Center, Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake St.

The market includes a gift-wrapping booth in partnership with the Sequim Food Bank.

‘Messiah’ at Trinity

SEQUIM — A Christmas Eve candlelight service with a living nativity is set for 6 p.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

The service includes traditional carols, handbells and other special music, the Trinity Singers choir and soloists. The nativity (no live animals) is part of the church’s Advent study of “The Legend of the Christmas Rose.”

Concluding the service will be the singing of “Silent Night” and “Joy to the World,” accompanied by the lighting of individual candles.

The church also will host the 19th annual Handel’s “Messiah” sing-along from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29. Those attending will be given scores and invited to singalong with the chorus.


Material as Metaphor

PORT ANGELES — “Material as Metaphor” continues at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center.

The exhibition, so named because the art’s material is part of its message, opened Dec. 15 and will continue at the gallery at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Thursday through Sunday until Feb. 17. Admission is free.

Among those with work on display are Filipina-American artist Kristen Soller; English-Sri Lankan collagist Miriam Omura; Peruvian sculptor Carolina Cueva and Haitian potter Kira Tippenhauer.

Tippenhauer, who works and teaches in Miami, is curator of the show, and will give a presentation at the artists’ reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 19.

For more about events at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, see, visit the center’s Facebook page or call 360-457-3532.

Paper crafts

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County Waste Prevention will present CreativiTea at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The program will be held at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Attendees will enjoy tea while they use the pages from discarded books to create holiday decorations.

All ages are welcome, but children should be accompanied by an adult.

The free program is supported by the Friends of the Library in partnership with the Clallam County Waste Prevention program and the Washington State University Extension.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email or visit


Gift wrapping

JOYCE — Students from Crescent High School’s Spanish 2 class will conduct a gift-wrapping fundraiser from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today.

The fundraiser will be held at the covered picnic area at Salt Creek Recreation Area, 3506 Camp Hayden Road.

Students will be wrapping Christmas presents to raise money for a trip to Costa Rica in April 2020.

Baked goods and hot beverages will be available by donation for enjoyment beside the fire.

For more information, email


Book signing

FORKS — West End photographer and author Lonnie Archibald will sign copies of his books from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The signing will be at Thrifty Mart, 950 S. Forks Ave.

Archibald will sign copies of his books on trucking on the Olympic Peninsula and on World War II.

Family Storytime

FORKS — North Olympic Library System will host Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m. today.

The family reading event will be in the Forks Library, 171 S Forks Ave.

Family storytimes feature stories, music and rhymes with plenty of movement and fun.

After the session, parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to visit and share information about parenting resources in the community.

For more information, call 360-374-6402, email or visit

Paws to Read

FORKS — Members of the public are invited to read with service dogs at the Forks Library at 11 a.m. today.

Every second Tuesday of the month, Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy dogs and their trainers are available at the library, 171 N. Forks Ave., until noon.

According to a news release, “Reading to a dog or other pet creates a supportive and fun environment in which readers of all ages and abilities can practice their skills with confidence and joy.”

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email or visit

Bingo night

FORKS — The West End Sportsmen Club will host bingo night at 7 Thursday.

The club is at 243 Sportsman Club Road.

Proceeds help to fund the annual Kids’ Fishing Day and to provide facilities for hunter education.


Items for this listing of community events must be submitted by 5 p.m. Mondays. To submit, call 360-417-3527, fax 360-417-3521, email or visit the newsroom at 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA, 98362.

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