New Year’s eve events, college info night slated on the Peninsula

A New Year’s dinner and dance in Sequim and an information night for Peninsula College are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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


Film screening

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library’s “Family Flicks” movies series begins anew with a film screening at 2 p.m. Saturday.

“The Lego Batman Movie” will be shown at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Families can partake in popcorn and movie trivia during the screening.

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

Safe, sober at DVLC

SEQUIM — Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave., will host a “Safe-Sane-Sober Watchnight” event starting at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Enjoy light snacks, games, conversation and packaging of care items for people dealing with homelessness.

All are invited.

New Year’s dinner, dance

SEQUIM — The public is invited to the Sequim Elks Lodge’s New Year’s dinner and dance event from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $65 for a couple, $35 for singles, and $15 for dance only at the lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

The dinner will have available a New York steak or chicken Parmesan dinner.

Dinner tickets are limited, event organizers said.

For more information, call the lodge’s office at 360-683-2763.


Newcomers’ luncheon

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to hear Andra Smith present at the Newcomers’ Club luncheon at noon Tuesday.

At 11:30 a.m., socializing will begin the event at Joshua’s Restaurant & Lounge, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.

The optional lunch is $20, and the program-only fee is $5.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by noon Friday, Dec. 29.

Smith, Sequim Food Bank’s executive director, will talk about the food bank’s mission, vision and values.

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.

Holiday open house

PORT TOWNSEND — The North Olympic Land Trust will host a holiday open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today, at its office, 602 E. Front St.

The public is invited to the free event, where attendees can spread well-wishes and share ideas for the upcoming year.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Alana Linderoth at 360-417-1815 or [email protected]

Noon year’s eve

PORT ANGELES — The Washington State University Clallam County Extension will host a string-art making activity from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Admission to the event at Fiero Marine Life Center, 315 N. Lincoln St., is $10 per non-member child and $5 for members. Adults have free entry, with a max of two children.

Advanced tickets are available to purchase online at

Featured at the event will also be zero-waste cocoa, games, exhibits and a ball drop at noon to celebrate the upcoming new year.

For more information, contact Melissa Williams at 360-417-6254 or [email protected]

Paws to read

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited to read with service dogs at the Port Angeles Library at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy dogs and their trainers will be available at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St., until 4:30 p.m.

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 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit

Veterans memorial

PORT ANGELES — A veterans memorial will be orchestrated by local service groups today at 1 p.m.

The Marine Corps League Mount Olympus Detachment Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Patriot Riders and National Guard will convene at Veterans Park on Lincoln Street for the service.

The service is free and open to the public.

Local veterans names will be read, with a replica Liberty Bell rung after each name.

The Honor Guard will fire three volleys and a bugler will play taps, after which a bagpiper will play “Amazing Grace.”


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 — Children and their caregivers are invited to Forks Library’s Family Storytime event at 10:30 a.m. today.

The interactive storytime will feature stories, songs, fingerplays and plenty of movement at the library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

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

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. while regular bingo will start at 7 p.m. at the lodge at 941 Merchants Road.

Concessions will be available for purchase.


Pet kennel beds

PORT HADLOCK — The Paws-N-Claws 4-H Club of Jefferson County invites the public to make pet kennel beds from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Beds will be made at the Washington State University classroom in Kively Center, 98 Oak Bay Road.

Those who can machine sew are requested to bring their own machine and choice of thread.

If you have fabric cutting boards or cutting tools that are OK to be used by others, or could teach others how to use are encouraged to bring the supplies along, event organizers said.

All materials will be provided, and attendees are asked to not bring any fabric.

For more information, email 4-H club leader Laurie Hampton at catwoman

Field trip

PORT HADLOCK — Admiralty Audubon will lead members of the public on a birding field trip Monday.

Attendees will meet at Irondale by Chimacum Creek Park, 562 Moore St., at 9:30 a.m.

During the two-hour trip, participants will look for the first of the year shorebirds, seabirds and forest birds.

Those interested are advised to bring binoculars, a spotting scope and warm clothing.

For more information, contact Paula Venderheul at 360-379-8564.


Information night

PORT TOWNSEND —Peninsula College invites members of the public to its Program Info Night at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

This month’s program will focus on the programs and offerings of the college’s Port Townsend Campus, 200 Battery Way, Building 202.

Prospective students and community members can meet instructors, students and/or local employers in the area.

Tours of program spaces will also be available.

They also can get help applying for admission to the college.

For more information, contact Sara Rinearson at 360-417-6471 or srinearson

Urban sketchers

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to join Urban Sketchers at 10 a.m. at Fort Worden on Saturday.

Sketchers of all skill levels are welcome and will meet at the fort’s Commons Building, 200 Battery Way.

An optional lunch will follow.

For more information, call Barbara Kurland at 360-316-9947 or visit www.urbansketchersport

Discount swim

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to Mountain View Pool from 7 to 9 tonight for Discount Night.

Everyone will be admitted for $3. The whole pool is dedicated to play. Noodles, rings and other toys are available.

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

For information, call 360-385-7665 or email [email protected]


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 [email protected] or visit the newsroom at 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA, 98362.

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