Holiday concerts and parties, Choo Choo rides and a knitting circle are among Saturday and Sunday’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.
Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com/calendar.
FORKS — The North Olympic Library System will host winter crafts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The free, bilingual crafting session will be at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave.
Participants can bring an embroidery, crocheting or sewing project or pick one up at the library.
For more information, call 360-374-6402.
PORT ANGELES — The pantomime show “Hansel, Gretel and Barbra” is set for 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
The panto production will be performed at Edna’s Place, 1026 E. First St.
The show also will run Dec. 20-22.
Tickets are $15 per person, $10 for youths 18 years and younger and can be purchased at www.chambersignups.com.
PORT ANGELES — “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Production of A Christmas Carol” continues at 7:30 tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The holiday farce is performed at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
The show also will run Tuesday and Dec. 20-22.
Tickets are $15 per person, $8 for students and are available online at pacp.ludus.com, at the Brocante Antique Mall, 105 W. First St., and at the door.
PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System will offer a class on the EggBot at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
The class, for children ages 10 to 14, is at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
The EggBot is an open-source art robot that can draw on spherical or egg-shaped objects.
Participants will create a design in the freeware illustration program Inkscape, then transfer the design onto a plastic egg or golf ball.
For more information, call 360-417-8500 or email [email protected].
PORT ANGELES — Paranormal Kindred will meet from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
The discussion group will meet in the Coffey Room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
The monthly meetings are free and open to the public.
For more information, email [email protected].
PORT ANGELES — Sophia Engkvist will present “Christmas Singing Bowls with Sophia” from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday.
The concert is in the barn at the Center for Spiritual Living, 254 N. Bagley Creek Road.
Blankets and cushions are available, attendees are encouraged to bring mats and lie down during the sound bath.
Suggested donation is $10 per person.
For more information, call Engkvist at 360-460-7455 or email [email protected].
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform Holiday Favorites and Classics from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
The concert is in the Performing Arts Center at the Port Angeles High School, 304 E. Park Ave.
The program features pieces by Bach, Prokofiev, Sibelius, Strauss, a “Musicological 12 Days of Christmas” and an audience sing-along.
Guest soloists include violinist James Garlick, double-bassist Steve Schermer, baritone Gregory Lewis and soprano Sarah Moran.
Doors open early for a pre-concert chat with conductor Jonathan Pasternack at 6:40 p.m.
Tickets are $18 to $25, $15 for seniors and students, children younger than 16 are free with an adult.
The final dress rehearsal at 10 a.m. is also open to the public, tickets are $7 for adults.
Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door.
PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway will host a dancing program from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
The program is held at Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St.
The program includes Scandinavian, swing, ballroom and folk dancing, a lesson will be held at 6:30 p.m.
The public is invited, no partner is needed, families and all ages welcome.
Suggested donation is $3, refreshments will follow the dancing.
For more information, call 360-457-7035 or 360-452-6334.
SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The sale will be in the Friends’ building behind the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.
The sale features more than 150 audiobooks, a McGuffey’s Reader set and a complete set of Blue and Grey Press’ “Confederate Military History.”
Proceeds from the sale will benefit programs at the Sequim Library.
SEQUIM — The North Olympic Library System will present the “Hour of Code” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
The presentation is part of the Second Saturday Science series at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
The program is designed for youths ages 7 to 12 years.
The program is free, but due to limited space, registration is required.
SEQUIM — Pat Neal will be signing copies of his latest book, “WildLife Volume 3, Fisherman’s Holidays” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Neal’s book signing is at Brian’s Sporting Goods and More, 609 W. Washington St.
Neal is a Hoh River fishing and rafting guide who writes a wilderness gossip column for the Peninsula Daily News.
The book is Neal’s fourth compilation of his weekly columns.
SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society will host pet photos with Santa from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Santa will be at the Sequim Petco Store, 1205 W. Washington St.
Pictures are $9.95 and proceeds benefit the humane society.
Concert and chili
SEQUIM — District 15 of the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association will host a free chili lunch at 12:30 p.m. Saturday followed by a fiddle concert.
The concert, which begins at 1 p.m., and the lunch will be at Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St.
For more information, call Rita Hubbard at 360-301-1104, email [email protected].
SEQUIM — The Second Saturday Book Discussion Group will discuss “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The monthly book discussions are in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
The group will discuss “Do Not Say We Have Nothing” by Madeleine Thien next year.
For more information, call 360-683-1161, email [email protected].
SEQUIM — Sequim Elks will host bingo games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Games will be at the Sequim Elks lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.
Admission is free with a minimum buy-in of $10.
Players must be 18 years or older.
Proceeds will go to Elks scholarship programs, other charities and lodge operating expenses.
For more information, call Crystal Parker at 360-683-3034.
SEQUIM — Shipley Center will present its Christmas Concert at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The annual concert is performed at the center located at 921 E. Hammond St.
Performers include the Grand Olympics Chorus, the Olympic Peninsula Ukulele Strummers and the center’s own Senior Singers.
Light refreshments will be served during the concert.
Tickets are $8 per person, $5 for Shipley members and are available at the center.
SEQUIM — The Buck Ellard Band will perform for a Christmas dinner and dance from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
The dance is at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.
Admission is $10 per person and includes dinner.
For more information, call 360-582-0100.
BRINNON — Brinnon Parks and Recreation District will host a community knitting circle from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
The monthly circle meets at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101.
Attendees will knit and crochet hats for local first responders.
Yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks will be provided by Fiber and Clay.
For more information, email [email protected].
CHIMACUM — The Port Townsend Ukulele Club will host a Holiday Singalong from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The annual jam and singalong is at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.
All ages and instruments are welcome to attend.
For more information, email Patricia Bolen at [email protected].
PORT HADLOCK — The Quimper Prostate Cancer Veterans will hold a no-host luncheon at noon Saturday.
The prostate cancer support group meets in the back room at Fiesta Jalisco, 10893 Rhody Drive.
For more information, call John Davis at 360-379-6729.
PORT HADLOCK — There will be a community holiday party from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Participants will be able to make holiday-inspired art and meet Santa.
The party is free; reservations can be made at www.eventbrite.com.
For more information, call the inn at 360- 390-4017.
PORT TOWNSEND — Wild Rose Chorale and Friends will perform holiday concerts at 7 tonight and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Both concerts are at the First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Franklin St.
The concerts feature the 11-voice Wild Rose Chorale, the Port Townsend Youth Chorus, the Port Townsend Vocal Ensemble and the Unexpected Brass Band.
Tickets are $15 per person at the door.
For more information, call 360-385-1402 or visit www.wildrosechorale.org.
Choo Choo rides
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Mainstreet program and the Port Townsend Kiwanis Club will offer Choo Choo rides from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Riders should meet at Pope Marine Park, 1000 Madison St.
The suggested donation of $5 per person benefits the arts in the schools program.
PORT TOWNSEND — Olympic Peninsula Steam will host the Big Brass Yule Ball from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.
The ball will be at the American Legion’s Marvin G. Shields Post, 209 Monroe St.
Olympic Express Big Band will provide the music for the ball.
Victorian or Steampunk attire is encouraged, but not required.
Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 in advance at www.eventbrite.com, and guests must be 21 or older.
PORT TOWNSEND — The holiday comedy “Mercy Falls” continues this weekend with performances at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.
The play is at Key City Public Theatre, 419 Washington St.
Tickets are $24 to $29 per person and are available online at www.keycitypublictheatre.org or at the door
For more information, call the box office at 360-385-5278.
Down home Christmas
PORT TOWNSEND — The Gospel Opry Band will perform “Down Home Country Christmas” at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The free concerts are at the New Life Church — Port Townsend, 1636 Hastings Ave.
For more information, call the church at 360- 385-7717 or visit www.newlifept.org.
PORT TOWNSEND — A traditional Song Circle and Jam is planned from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Quimper Grange.
Admission to the circle at the grange hall at 1219 Corona St., will be $3 to $5 per person.
Attendees who wish to share a song should bring 10 copies to pass around.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Quimper Storytelling Guild will host a story swap at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The free storytelling session will be in the Learning Center at Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.
For more information, call Perry Spring at 360-316-9600 or email quimper [email protected].
Folk dance jam
Admission to the grange hall at 1219 Corona St. is $3 to $5 per person.
The session will focus on folk dance music from Scandinavia, Bulgaria and France.
Sheet music is available by email in advance.
For more information, email [email protected].
PORT TOWNSEND — Nick Dumas and Chris Luquette will play bluegrass from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
The concert will be at Rainshadow Recording Studio, Building 315 at Fort Worden, 200 Battery Way.
The duo will be joined by bassist Andrew Knapp.
Advance tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at chrisluquette.brownpapertickets.com.