Solstice celebrations, singalong and more offered Friday

Solstice celebrations, singalong and more offered Friday

Solstice celebrations, a singalong and activities for children are among Friday’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at


Solstice celebration

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Public Library will host a solstice celebration from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

The celebration is at the library at 1220 Lawrence St.

The public is invited to enjoy snacks and crafts at the free celebration.

For more information, call the library at 360-385-3181 or visit

Solstice reflection

PORT TOWNSEND — The Madrona MindBody Institute will host an open house from 4 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Friday.

The open house, to mark the winter solstice, is at the institute at 310 Fort Worden Way.

The public is invited to stop by to walk the evergreen spiral on the ballroom floor, enjoy the lights, listen to the sounds of the crystal bowls, reflect and set intentions for the upcoming season.

For more information, call the institute at 360-344-4475 or email

Conversation cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The group meets at Alchemy Restaurant, 842 Washington St.

This week’s topic is “Being Prepared.”


Holiday party

CHIMACUM — Chimacum Grange will host a holiday party at 7 p.m. Friday.

The party is at the grange, at 9572 Rhody Drive.

There will be a dessert potluck and a holiday sing-along.

Admission is free, attendees are welcome to bring a dessert to share or an instrument to play.


Celtic singalong

SEQUIM — Calvary Chapel Sequim will present a Celtic Christmas singalong for all ages Friday.

The show will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the church’s new space upstairs at 132½ W. Washington St. in downtown Sequim; doors will open at 6 p.m.

The free singalong will feature music by Noelle Johnson, Kate Powers and David Rivers and the Doxologists.

Local thespian Liz Duval will provide a reading of the Nativity story from the gospel of Luke.

Coffee from Westwood Coffee Co. will be available for purchase.

The venue does not have elevator or wheelchair access.

For more information on the singalong, call the church at 360-683-5995.

Christmas play

SEQUIM — “Another Night Before Christmas” will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday during its final weekend.

The show will be at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday. A talk-back with the cast and crew is planned Sunday.

Tickets are $20 for adults or $12 for students at, the show door or between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the box office.

The two-person show features Christy Holy playing a social worker and E.J. Anderson III portraying a homeless man who says he is Santa Claus.

Dan DePrez is the director. Steven Humphrey directs the music.

For more information, call Olympic Theatre Arts at 360-683-7326.


Cocoa with critters

PORT ANGELES — Feiro Marine Life Center will host Cocoa with Critters from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday.

The program for children 5 years and younger will be in the center at 315 N. Lincoln St. on City Pier.

The program will begin with an ocean story paired with a craft or game, followed by exhibit time.

Admission is $2 per child, members are admitted free.

Space is limited to 25 children. Pre-registration at is required.

Masonic bingo

PORT ANGELES — Mason’s Lodge 69 will host bingo from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

The lodge is at 622 S. Lincoln St.

Proceeds benefit Lodge programs.

For more information, visit


Christmas party

FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge will host a Kids Christmas Party at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The party will be at the lodge at 941 Merchants Road.

Crafts and other activities are planned, along with a visit from Santa.

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