Last-minute bazaar, solstice concert, ghosts tour offered on Peninsula

A last-minute bazaar, solstice concert and Ghosts of Christmas tour are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Farmers market bazaar

SEQUIM — Those in need of last-minute holiday shopping can do so from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

North Olympic Peninsula artisans will have their wares available for sale at the Guy Cole Convention Center, 202 N. Blake Ave.

A fundraiser gift wrapping table will be available.

For a donation to the Sequim Food Bank, a purchased gift can be wrapped.

During the bazaar, the Sequim Botanical Garden Society will sell peony roots to help raise funds for the Terrace Garden in Carrie Blake Community Park.

For $10, ready-to-plant peony roots will be available, and for $30 three peony roots will be given, as well as a one-year membership to the society.

Those who receive peony roots will get planting and care instructions.

For more information, call 360-582-6218, email or visit www.sequim

Singing bowls

SEQUIM — The public is invited to a Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls event from 11 a.m. to noon at Shipley Center today.

The cost is $3 for center members and $4 for nonmembers at the center, 921 Hammond St.

Attendees can experience the sound and energy of the bowls during the event, according to a news release.

For more information, contact Pat Coughlin-Mawson at 972-345-2671 or

Elks bingo

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge invites those 18 and older to play bingo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free.

The minimum buy-in for the game is $10 at the lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Crystal Parker at 360-683-3034.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — “The Soul of an Octopus” by Sy Montgomery will be discussed at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Sequim Library.

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

Copies of “The Soul of an Octopus” are available in various formats including regular print, audiobook on CD and downloadable e-book.

They can be requested online by visiting the library catalog at

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

Memory loss meeting

SEQUIM — Discovery Memory Care will hold a memory loss meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Those with a family member, friend, neighbor, or care for someone afflicted with memory loss are encouraged to attend the meeting at Memory Care, 408 W. Washington St.

The meeting will be facilitated by either Kathy Burrer and-or Pam Scott.

For more information, call 360-683-7047 or


MS meeting slated

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s meeting from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Those who are or know someone who is afflicted my multiple sclerosis are encouraged to come talk, learn or share at the meeting at Olympic Medical Center’s second-floor conference room, 845 N. Fifth Ave.

For more information, contact Patty Jones at 360-808-9626 or

Diabetes talk

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Medical Center will present a diabetes support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting will be in the private dining room at Seasons Café at the hospital, 939 Caroline St.

This group meets monthly to focus on diabetes education and health maintenance in a casual environment.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 360-417-7125.

Swingers dance

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Senior & Community Center will hold a Senior Swingers dance from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Cat’s Meow will provide music for the dance at the center, 328 E. Seventh St.

The first visit is free, and $5 covers all visits.


Benefit breakfast

JOYCE — The Crescent Bay Lions Club will host a benefit breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The public is invited to the breakfast at the Lions’ clubhouse at 181 Holly Hill Road off state Highway 112.

The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.

The menu includes eggs cooked to order, hot cakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, ham, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice.

All proceeds will go to the Crescent Bay Lions for community projects.


Family storytime

FORKS — The Forks Library invites parents and their children to its Family Storytime program at 10:30 a.m. today.

The event at the library, 171 S. Forks Ave., will feature stories, fingerplays, music and plenty of movement.

For more information, call 360-374-6402, email, or go to

Elks bingo

FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge will host bingo games at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Early bird sessions will start at 6:30 p.m. with regular bingo at 7 p.m. at the lodge at 941 Merchants Road.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Book signings

FORKS — Lonnie Archibald will hold a book signing for three of his four books.

On Wednesday, he will present a short talk during the Forks Chamber of Commerce meeting at Blakeslees Bar & Grille,1222 S. Forks Ave., from noon to 2 p.m.

He will sign copies of “Here on the Homefront — World War II in Clallam County,” “Old Trucks and Gear Jammers” and “Keep on Truckin’.”

Archibald’s photographs have appeared in the Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum.


Solstice concert

CHIMACUM — Finnriver Farm & Cidery will host Simon de Viol and Aime Ringle for a solstice concert at 7 tonight.

Farmcrafted beverages and locally-sourced foods will be available at the event at Finnriver, 124 Center Road.

A $5 donation is suggested to support local musicians.

The family-friendly event does not allow smoking, outside food or alcohol and dogs, event organizers said.

For more information, call 360-339-8478 or email


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 & Wine Bar, 842 Washington St.

For more information, visit

Ghosts of Christmas

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to journey Victorian streets with Twisted History Tours on Sunday.

One-hour tours at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. will be available and will come complete with hot chocolate, as well as haunting Christmas stories.

For more information, call 360-390-8313 or grymm@twistedhistory

Holiday openings

PORT TOWNSEND — The Commanding Officer’s Quarters at Fort Worden State Park will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, Dec. 31.

The quarters at 200 Battery Way will be open for tours.

The 1904 Edwardian-style home is managed by the Jefferson County Historical Society as a museum depicting the lifestyle, architecture and military history of the early 20th century, according to a news release.

For more information, call 360-385-1003.

Open exhibits

PORT TOWNSEND — Both Port Townsend Marine Science Center exhibits will be open from Wednesday until Sunday, Dec. 31.

The exhibits at the science center, 532 Battery Way, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. during that time.

For more information, call 360-385-5582 ext. 104 or email

Sasquatch experience

DISCOVERY BAY — Ron Morehead will talk about his experience with Sasquatch in the 1970s, and the audio recording that came out of those experiences at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Morehead will speak at the Disco Bay Detour, 282332 U.S. Highway 101.


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 news@peninsuladaily or visit the newsroom at 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA, 98362.

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