WEEKEND: Other area events on North Olympic Peninsula

Holiday celebrations and bazaars are among the events scheduled on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

For more about arts and entertainment events, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, appearing in this edition.

Other weekend events are in the “Things to Do” calendar, available online at www.peninsuladailynews.com.

Here are some of this weekend’s other highlights:


Streets of Bethlehem

SEQUIM — The Calvary Chapel will recreate the setting of Jesus’ birth this weekend.

Roman guards on horseback, live barn animals and Promised Land food will be offered at the church at 91 S. Boyce Road from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Pottery, wood working, wool weaving and craft demonstrations are planned.

On Saturday, the three wise men will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission will be $10 per person or $30 per family.

For more information, phone 360-683-5996 or visit www.calvarychapelsequim.com.

Santa at nursery

SEQUIM — Vision Landscape Nursery, 131 Kitchen-Dick Road, will host “Santa by the Pond” from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Free pictures with St. Nick will be available along with hot cocoa, candy canes, dog treats, a bonfire and a holiday light display.

Attendees should bring their own cameras.

Dogs are welcome to attend but must be leashed.

For more information, phone 360-683-2855.

Christmas cottage

SEQUIM — Prairie Springs will host “A Prairie Springs Christmas Cottage” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Vendors will offer handcrafted items, fine art and collectable dolls.

An art exhibit and a quilt show also are planned.

A portrait photographer and chair masseuse will be on hand.

Cookies and hot cocoa and coffee will be served.

Prairie Springs is an assisted-living facility at 680 W. Washington St.

For more information, phone 360-808-0141.

Band fundraiser set

SEQUIM — The Sequim High School Band will conduct a car wash fundraiser in the parking lot of Tarcisio’s Italian Place on Saturday.

The car wash will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 609 W. Washington St.

Proceeds will support participation and travel fees for Sequim High School Band events throughout the year.

These fees and costs are not covered by the Sequim School District.

Every year, the Band Boosters, composed of band parents, guardians and friends, raise and contribute more than $5,000 to cover travel costs and fees.

The band can then perform at events like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in Seattle, Husky Band Day at Husky Stadium, a trip to Victoria and every other year at the Heritage Festival in Anaheim, Calif., and at Disneyland.

Thrift shop open

SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., will be open for the last time this year from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas decorations are available along with warm clothing and home accessories.

After Saturday, the shop will close for the remainder of the year, reopening with regular hours Jan. 2.

Volunteers are needed.

For more information, phone 360-683-7044.

Cradle of Caring

SEQUIM — The nonprofit Sequim Rainbow Girls will hold its second annual Cradle of Caring event to benefit the Sequim Food Bank on Saturday.

Members of the group will collect baby food, diapers, wipes, other baby items and money at the Sequim Masonic Lodge, 700 S. Fifth Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, phone Mary Miller at 360-417-9326.

‘The Bishop’s Wife’

SEQUIM — “The Bishop’s Wife” will be performed at Dungeness Community Church, 45 Eberle Lane, at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

In the story, a bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance.

A handsome angel arrives, but the bishop worries the new arrival’s sights are set on his wife and not on fundraising.

The play is free and open to the public.

Tractor parade

SEQUIM — Members of the Sequim High School Future Farmers of America will hold Parade of Tractors/Santa’s Sleigh for Animals on Saturday.

The parade will leave the Sequim Safeway parking lot at about 5 p.m. and arrive at the Clallam Co-op Farm and Garden Center at 5:15 p.m. to collect items.

Food and other items for the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society will be collected at the event.

Pets on leashes are welcome at the event.

Wreath-making class

SEQUIM — Around Again, 22 Gilbert Road, will host a free class in making wine cork wreaths from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Materials will be provided.

Preregistration is required.

Phone 360-683-7862 to register.


Rain-Deer Fun Run

PORT ANGELES — The city of Port Angeles Recreation Division will host its annual Rain-Deer Fun Run/Walk at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Participants should check in at the starting area at City Pier by 12:45 p.m.

Both the 5K and 10K run/walk routes will start at City Pier and follow the Waterfront Trail out and back.

There will be shirts and antlers for participants and a raffle drawing for prizes.

Registration is $30.

Medals will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place finishers in each age division

An awards ceremony will start at about 2:30 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the Recreation General Fund, which helps cover costs for the various recreation programs and special events throughout the year.

Registration forms are available at www.cityofpa.us/recreation.htm, by phoning Dan Estes at 360-417-4557 or by emailing destes@cityofpa.us.

Boat parade

PORT ANGELES — A lighted boat parade is planned along the Port Angeles waterfront Saturday.

The boats will leave the Port Angeles Boat Haven at about 6 p.m. and travel east about as far as the area below Olympic Medical Center before turning around, said Steve DeBiddle, commodore of the Port Angeles Yacht Club.

A good place to observe the decorated boats will be City Pier, he said.

Boats will sail close to the pier during the parade.

This is the last parade of the sseaosn.

For more information, phone DeBiddle at 360-477-2406.

Equestrian benefit

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School Equestrian Team will sell Christmas wreaths as well as raffle tickets Saturday.

The sale will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cowboy Country, 923 E. First St.

The winner of the raffle will receive a delivered cord of firewood — if the winner lives within a 25-mile radius of Port Angeles.

The winning ticket will be drawn Sunday.

Equestrian team members seek to raise $3,000 to take 16 students and their horses to three upcoming meets in Spanaway.

Students on the team represent Port Angeles High School but are not financially supported by the school.

Family Flicks set

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., will present Family Flicks at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The free movie series for families is scheduled the third Saturday of each month.

The program features family movie classics with film facts, refreshments, and popcorn.

The event is sponsored by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library.

Licensing restrictions prevent the library from publicizing individual titles of films.

For more information, phone 360-417-8502, visit www.nols.org or email youth@nols.org.

Santa at Sassy Kat

PORT ANGELES — Sassy Kat Salon & Clothing Boutique, 105 E. First St., will host Santa Claus from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Attendees wishing to take a photo with St. Nick should bring their own cameras.

The business also will offer 20 percent off all store items until 5 p.m. and a ticket drawing for 25 percent to 50 percent off total purchases from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Gift wrapping also is available.

Open house slated

PORT ANGELES — A holiday open house will be held at ChildCare Center at the Commons, 2203 W. 18th St., from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today.

“We’re looking forward to showing our neighbors our beautiful facility,” said Jenna West, center director.

“We’ll have it all decorated, and we invite everyone to come get acquainted and enjoy some family-friendly refreshments.”

Children are welcome with their parents.

Several crafts will be available for parents and children to make together.

The ChildCare Center, a service of Serenity House of Clallam County, provides a safe, educational environment for children 1 to 12, regardless of family economic circumstances.

With a capacity of 40 children, it currently has openings in the toddler room, preschool and after-school programs and accepts both subsidized and private-pay clients, West said.

The center is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For more information, phone the ChildCare Center at 452-9599.

Murder noir dinner

PORT ANGELES — The Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St., will present “Murder at Cafe Noir,” a murder-mystery dinner theater event, at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Performing will be Murders on the Menu, an Olympic Peninsula murder mystery dinner theater company.

A three-course meal will be served, and a nonalcoholic beverage will be provided, along with tax and gratuity, for $45.

A full, no-host bar will be available as well.

For reservations, phone 360-417-5710.

Tribe to hold bazaar

PORT ANGELES — The Elwha Klallam tribe will hold its annual Christmas bazaar at the tribal gymnasium today and Saturday.

The bazaar will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the gym at 2851 Lower Elwha Road.

Baked goods, jewelry and glassworks are among the items that will be on sale.

Holiday light tours

PORT ANGELES — All Points Charters & Tours is offering tours of Christmas lights in Port Angeles this holiday season.

The tours take two hours.

They start from the Safeway parking lot at Third and Lincoln streets at 7 p.m. today through Sunday and Tuesday to Dec. 30.

No tour will be held Monday.

Two tours will be held Christmas Eve, one at 5:30 p.m. and another at 7:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be served along the way.

Fares are $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for children 6 to 15 and free for children younger than 5.

Reservations may be made by phoning 360-460-7131 or 360-565-1139.


Artist, writer speaks

CHIMACUM — Artist and writer Anne St. Aubin will emerge from her Quilcene cabin to share her poems, songs and paintings in a show titled “Born a Saintly Sinner” this afternoon.

Her program, which is open to all, will start at 2 p.m. today at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Admission is free.

St. Aubin left an unhappy home in the South nearly 25 years ago to come to the Pacific Northwest, where she began a new life and wrote her autobiography titled Ascension.

Now, at 73, she lives by the motto that “it’s never too late” to embark on a new endeavor.

And St. Aubin’s latest project, which she will introduce today at the community center, is her first children’s book, Drafus the Daring Dragon.

Holiday celebration

CHIMACUM — Members of Thea Foss Lodge No. 45 will host a Juletrefest celebration at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, at 1 p.m. Sunday.

In the past across Scandinavia, the decorating of the Christmas tree was done Christmas Eve.

The tree was kept hidden from children until at a given moment when doors were flung open to reveal the tree decked in a candle-lit flood of lights.

Families would celebrate with song and dance around the tree.

The Daughters of Norway event will be similar but with electric lights in place of candles.

Member Roxanne Grinstad will lead the singing and dancing accompanied by musicians Alison Hudlund and Diane Forsmark.

A potluck luncheon and initiation of new members also is planned.

The public is invited to participate.

Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food donation for the local food bank.

For more information, phone 360-379-1802.

Vendor open house

QUILCENE — Wildwood Antiques and Gifts, 293211 U.S. Highway 101, will hold a vendors holiday open house and prize raffle from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Every purchase earns customers a free raffle ticket.

Christmas cookies and refreshments will be served at the open house, and raffle winners will be drawn at around 4 p.m.

Rock ’n’ roll dance

CHIMACUM — The Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, will be rocking and rolling as Port Hadlock’s Ken Brown hosts an evening of dancing to classic music videos from the 1950s and ’60s on Saturday.

Selections will include artists from “The Dick Clark Show” and other artists from that era.

The dance will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Suggested donation is $5.

For more information, phone 360-379-6889.

Solstice stories

PORT TOWNSEND — The Mythsinger Foundation will present storyteller Daniel Deardorff and the Mythsinger Drum Quire for an evening of winter solstice-related drumming, storytelling and creation myths today.

The event will be at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 609 Taylor St.

Suggested donation is $15.

For more information, phone 360-379-1489.

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