Madrigal dinner, free veterans’ meal on Peninsula

A holiday madrigal dinner, a musical luncheon and a free dinner for veterans are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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

PORT ANGELES

Book signing

PORT ANGELES — Nancy Johns will sign copies of her new workbook from 5 to 7 tonight.

The signing will be at Peninsula WorkFit, 320 E. Fifth St.

Johns is a local occupational therapist.

Johns’ book, “Fix It with Your Hands; Reshaping Fascia for Pain Relief and Improved Function,” is written for therapists.

For more information, visit www.fixitwithyour hands.com.

Madrigal dinner

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School Choir will host its 12th annual Madrigal Dinner from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight and Saturday.

The dinner will be held at the high school, 304 E. Park Ave.

Choir groups Vocal Unlimited and Bella Voce will entertain diners.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased from choir members or by calling 360-565-1535.

Paper crafts

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

The program will be at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Attendees will sip 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 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Garden club

PORT ANGELES — Joe Holtrop will present “Landscaping with Native Plants” to the Port Angeles Garden Club at 10 a.m. Monday.

The presentation will be delivered at the First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St.

The meeting will begin with a coffee social at 9:30 a.m. and conclude with a potluck luncheon.

Holtrop is the executive director of the Clallam Conservation District.

Visitors and new members are welcome to attend this free meeting.

For more information, visit www.portangeles gardenclub.org.

Monday musicale

PORT ANGELES — Monday Musicale will meet at noon Monday.

The meeting will be at Queen of Angels Catholic Church’s fellowship hall, 209 W. 11th St.

The noon meeting will be followed by a free concert performed by the Northwest Women’s Chorale group.

Membership proceeds are used to provide scholarships for local high school musicians.

For more information, call Gail McDonald at 360-477-8601.

Square dance lessons

PORT ANGELES — The Strait Wheeler Square Dance Club will host square dance lessons from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

The lessons will be at the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Admission is $2 per person.

For more information, call Janolyn Keller at 360-670-5547 or email [email protected]

Toastmasters event

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Toastmasters Club will host an open house from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

The open house will be in the Clallam Transit Building, 830 W. Laurisden Blvd.

For more information, call Bill Cohill at 707-775-8848 or email [email protected]

Veterans dinner

PORT ANGELES — Smugglers Landing will present its seventh annual Veterans Holiday Dinner on Tuesday.

The meal will be served at the restaurant at 115 E. Railroad Ave.

The event is free to all veterans and their spouses. Reservations are required.

The traditional holiday dinner is served buffet style and there will also be a gift of holiday goodies for each guest.

Call Smugglers Landing at 360-452-9292 to reserve a 3 p.m., 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. spot.

Those attending the meal will have an opportunity to find out more information about Pennies for Quarters, and the group’s mission to house homeless veterans in the area.

Holiday Concert

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles High School Symphonic Choir will perform its Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The concert will be in the Port Angeles High School auditorium at 304 E. Park Ave.

For more information, see www.portangeles schools.org and view the District Concert Calendar under Calendars.

Story swap

PORT ANGELES — The Story People of Clallam County will host a story swap from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The open mic event will be in the Carver Room in the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Snacks and socializing will begin at 6:30 p.m. and there will be a short break at 8 p.m. for desserts.

Stories are limited to 5 to 10 minutes and must be told without reading or referring to notes.

For more information, call Erran Sharpe at 360-460-6594 or visit www. clallamstorypeople.org.

Avalanche class

PORT ANGELES — An Avalanche Awareness Class is scheduled for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The free class will be at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road.

Matt Schonwald, professional observer at the Northwest Avalanche Center, will present important information on avalanche safety and winter recreation.

The workshop will focus on how to prepare for traveling in avalanche terrain, including proper equipment and the skills needed for self-rescue.

For more information about visiting Olympic National Park in winter, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/olym/plan yourvisit/visiting-in-winter.htm.

FORKS

Christmas party

FORKS — A community Christmas party for children is set at the Forks Elks Lodge from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The free party will be at 941 Merchants Road.

The party will feature arts and crafts, games and pictures with Santa.

For more information, call the lodge at 360-374-2524.

Prime rib dinner

FORKS — Emblem Club 488 will host a prime rib dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The meal will be served in the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

The meal costs $20 per person, $18 for seniors 65 years and older and $10 for children 12 years or younger.

Proceeds will benefit local charities.

For more information, call Linda George at 360-640-3507 or email [email protected] abuseprogram.org.

Food, toy drive

FORKS — Rain of Terror will host a food and toy drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The collection point will be at Forks Outfitters, 950 S. Forks Ave.

Christmas gathering

FORKS — The Hoh Tribe will host a Christmas gathering from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The gathering will be in the Old Hoh River Tribal Gym, 2426 Lower Hoh Road.

The public is invited to this free gathering.

For more information, call Lola Moses at 360-374-5037, Phillip Sifuentes at 360-374-5029 or Ceciliajean Ashue at 360-374-2687.

Elks Bingo

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

Early bird sessions will start at 6:30 p.m. while regular bingo will start at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Garden club

FORKS — The Bogachiel Garden Club will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be at Forks Community Center, 91 Maple Ave.

Club members will make fascinators at this meeting.

The public is invited to the free meeting.

Bingo night

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

SEQUIM

Christmas luncheon

SEQUIM — An annual Christmas Luncheon will be served at Shipley Center with two seating at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. today.

The meal will be served at 921 E. Hammond St.

Tickets are $12 for members, $15 for non-members.

Entertainment is by Just in Tyme and the meal — baked ham, scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots, tossed salad, dinner rolls, and dessert — will be catered by The Café at Shipley Center.

For more information, call 360-683-6806 or email to [email protected]

Breakfast with Santa

SEQUIM — The American Legion Post 62 will host Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

The free breakfast will be at the post hall at 107 E. Prairie St.

Breakfast will be sausage, waffles and orange juice.

Santa will give away toys to children.

Parents are invited to take photos with their children and Mr. Claus.

Focus on raccoons

SEQUIM — Jenna Ziogas will present a program on raccoons as part of the Focus On series from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The program will be in the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendricksen Road.

Admission is $10 person, $5 for Audubon Society members.

For more information, call 360-681-4076, email [email protected] or visit www.dungeness rivercenter.org.

Guild gift shop

SEQUIM — The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild will open its thrift shop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The shop at 204 W. Bell St. will feature a large men’s tuxedo, holiday dresses, flatware and kitchen appliances.

The shop will close for the holidays after this sale and reopen Jan. 2.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

Elks bingo

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.

Christmas dance

SEQUIM — The Buck Ellard will perform for a Christmas dinner and dance from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The dinner dance will be at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

Admission is $10 per person.

For more information, call Loretta at 360-582-0100.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — The Novel Conversations book discussion group will meet to discuss “Border Songs” by Jim Lynch at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The group meets at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The group will discuss “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini in January.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Elks bingo

SEQUIM — Sequim Elks will hold bingo games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

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.

GARDINER

Nuclear ban workshop

GARDINER — NuclearBan US will host a free workshop at 5 p.m. today.

The workshop will be in the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

It will be facilitated by Timmons Wallis and Vicki Elson, co-founders of NuclearBan.US.

Wallis is the author of “Disarming the Nuclear Argument.”

CHIMACUM

Trivia night

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Library will host Books on Tap trivia night from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight.

The trivia competition will be at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

Topics will include books, film and pop culture.

For more information, call 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.

PORT HADLOCK

Trivia night

CHIMACUM — Jefferson County Library will host a trivia night at 7 Tuesday.

The competition will be at The Keg & I, 1291 Chimacum Road.

Topics will include science, local history, pop culture and geography.

An extra point will be awarded to teams who present their library cards.

Attendees must be 21 or more years old.

PORT TOWNSEND

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 “Seasonal Variety.”

Farmers Market

PORT TOWNSEND — The Holiday Farmers Market and Season Closing will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The market will be on Tyler Street and inside the Port Townsend Community Center at 620 Tyler St.

Holiday sale

PORT TOWNSEND — The Hand Work Studio annual Holiday Sale will feature more than 20 vendors from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St., Port Townsend.

Yuletide ball

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.

Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 in advance at tinyurl.com/PDN-Yule-Ball.

Contra dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Tinker Cavallaro will call a contra dance from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

The dance will be at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Ave.

Music will be provided by Steelhead with David Thielk on fiddle, Roger Pick on concertina, Carol Hardy on guitar and Katya Kirsch on banjo.

A free contra dance lesson will be provided from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Admission is $6 per person, children 16 years or younger are admitted for free.

For more information, call Cavallaro at 360-379-2882.

Procrastinators’ fair

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

The arts and crafts fair featuring local artists will be in the Flagship Building, 1007 Water St.

Story Swap

PORT TOWNSEND — Third Sunday Story Swap will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Storytelling will be in the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

Stories are limited to 5 minutes to 10 minutes in length and sign-up is on a first-come basis.

The free monthly event is hosted by the Quimper Storytelling Guild.

There will be refreshments, social time and guild business beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Country Christmas

PORT TOWNSEND — New Life Church-Port Townsend will host a “down home” Christmas celebration from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The free celebration will be at the church, located at 1636 Hastings Ave.

Music will be provided by the Gospel Opry Band, cookies by the church.

For more information, call 360-302-0087, email [email protected] or visit www.newlifept.org.

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