WEEKEND: Other area events on North Olympic Peninsula

Photos with Santa, Christmas tree sales, lectures and feasts — all are scheduled this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more information on arts and entertainment, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, part of today’s PDN.

Other events are headlined in this section — and in the PDN’s online Peninsula Calendar at www.



Operation Candy Cane

PORT ANGELES — Santa is coming to Port Angeles neighborhoods on a 1956 fire engine beginning Saturday.

During the annual Operation Candy Cane, paid and volunteer firefighters with the Port Angeles Fire Department hand out candy canes and collect donations of cans of food or money each night from 5:30 p.m. to about

9 p.m. through Dec. 6.

On Saturday, the truck will be west of I Street and M Street. On Sunday, it will be between I and L streets to C Street.

Monday’s neighborhood will be C Street to Lincoln Street, Tuesday’s Chase Street to Chambers Street, Wednesday’s Jones Street to Golf Course Road and Thursday’s above Lauridsen Boulevard.

To donate or for more information, phone 360-417-4655 or visit the fire station at 102 E. Fifth St.

Girl Scout tree sales

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Girl Scouts will sell Christmas trees Sunday and the following weekend.

The Scouts are raising money for visits to two Girl Scout World Centers in Europe in July.

Sales in the lot at the corner of First and Washington streets are set from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9.

Bank hosts food drive

PORT ANGELES — U.S. Bank and Northwest Harvest are teaming up to support the Port Angeles Food Bank.

A kickoff food drive will collect nonperishable food items at the bank, 134 E. Seventh St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To find out what items are in need, phone the food bank at 360-452-8568.

Holiday boat parades

PORT ANGELES — A lighted boat parade is set on the Port Angeles waterfront Saturday.

The Port Angeles Yacht Club Holiday Christmas Season Lighted Boat Parades continue this Saturday and Dec. 15.

The departure time is 6 p.m. Boats leave from the Port Angeles Boat Haven entrance near the Port Angeles Yacht Club and proceed easterly along the city shoreline as far as Olympic Medical Center and back to the marina.

The round-trip route takes about 45 minutes to one hour.

All parades are weather-dependent; no parade will be held in storm or fog.

For more information on the parades, phone Steve DeBiddle at 360-477-2406.

Eagles host dance

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Eagles Lodge, 2843 E. Myrtle St., will hold a dance featuring music from the Barry Burnett Band from 8 p.m. to midnight today.

The cover is $5, and the dance is open to the public.

For more information, phone 360-452-3344.

Immigration talk

PORT ANGELES — The Stop the Checkpoints group will discuss “Impacts of Recent Immigrants in the U.S.: Do They Really Take Our Jobs?” at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The talk is the second in a three-part series of forums on reform to the U.S. immigration system.

The last topic to be presented will be “The U.S.’s Ever-Changing Immigration Policy: Where to From Here?” on Jan. 5.

Saturday’s talk will be held in the lower-level meeting room at the Museum at the Carnegie, 207 S. Lincoln St.

It will include Lois Danks debunking myths about immigrants with historic and current facts.

A special focus will be on U.S. guestworker programs.

For more information, phone Danks at 360-808-3196 or visit www.stopthecheckpoints.com.

Contra dance

PORT ANGELES — An all-ages contra dance is set at the Black Diamond Community Hall just south of town Saturday.

The event starts at 7:30 p.m. with a beginner/refresher dance workshop, then goes into full swing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 1942 Black Diamond Road.

Admission is a $7 donation for adults or $3 for those 17 and younger.

For more on this and other community contra dances typically held the first Saturday of each month, phone 360-477-7222.

Marine biologist

PORT ANGELES — A marine biologist will speak about the small things that make a big difference in the seas during a lecture tonight.

Marine ecologist Tim Essington will speak at 6:30 p.m. in Room 205 at The Landing mall, 115 Railroad Ave.

Suggested donation is $5 to the lecture, which is one of a series sponsored by the Feiro Marine Life Center and the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.

The protection of the “little fish” may hold the answer to reaching broad conservation goals, Essington says.

For more information, phone 360-417-6254.

Photos with Santa

PORT ANGELES — Visitors to Necessities & Temptations gift shop can have photos taken with Santa while also benefiting Olympic Medical Center today through Sunday.

Photo opportunities are set for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and from noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23.

Children or families can pose with Santa and immediately be able to buy and pick up photo and Christmas card packages at the store at 217 N. Laurel St. on weekends through Dec. 23.

Photo packages range from $6 to $37, while Christmas card packages start at 20 cards for $15.

All proceeds will go to the Olympic Medical Center Foundation.

PA council table

PORT ANGELES — Councilman Patrick Downie will be available for comments and questions at a table at the Port Angeles Farmers Market on Saturday.

The City Council has a table at the market at The Gateway, corner of Front and Lincoln streets, from 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month.

For more information, visit www.cityofpa.us/citycouncil.htm.


‘Sherlock Holmes’ film

SEQUIM — The film “Sherlock Holmes” will be screened tonight at the Sequim Library’s Teen Friday Movie for November.

The library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., will show the film, which is rated PG-13, at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.nols.org or contact the Sequim Library at 360-683-1161 or Sequim@nols.org.

Christmas concert

SEQUIM — The Sequim Community Christmas Chorus’ 28th annual Christmas Concert will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., at 7:30 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $5 each at Pacific Mist Books, Bauer Interior Design and the Sequim Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.

Children 12 and younger will be admitted free.

For more information, email gsumpter@olypen.com.

Crafting at library

SEQUIM — Paper crafting presented by Doodlebugs is planned at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 10 a.m. Saturday.

This hands-on program for adults is free, but space is limited, and preregistration is required.

To register, phone the library at 360-683-1161.

Photos with Santa

SEQUIM — Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel will provide photo opportunities with Santa, cookie decorating and refreshments in exchange for a new, unwrapped toy or cash donation to Toys For Tots.

The event will be held at the chapel, 108 W. Alder St., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Families are encouraged to bring their own camera, but a free photo will be provided.

Submit small art

SEQUIM — Artwork for the fourth annual Sequim Arts Small Works Show & Sale will be accepted at the Museum and Arts Center from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The show and sale of artwork sized 8 inches by 10 inches or smaller will run from Dec. 4-22 at the MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St. in Sequim.

All media will be accepted, and all artwork must be for sale.

The entry fee is $10 for up to and including three pieces for MAC and Sequim Arts members, and $15 for non-members.

Entry forms are available online at www.macsequim.org and www.sequimarts.org, and at the MAC Exhibit Center.

Artist inquiries should be directed to artexhibits@macsequim.org or 360-681-2257, ext. 300.

CD recording set

SEQUIM — Cort and Kia Armstrong, married musicians who met at a Nash’s barn dance years ago, are inviting music lovers into the recording session for their first CD Saturday.

“Live in Dungeness,” an album of mountain blues, will be recorded at the Dungeness Community Studio.

At this private home studio near the Dungeness Schoolhouse, seats are available for two performances: from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The $30 ticket admits the listener to one of the two sessions and to a social mixer between shows.

Organic appetizers are included, as are signed copies of the CD when it comes out in early December.

For information and to reserve tickets, phone 360-681-8553 or email cort@cortarmstrongmusic.com.


Lights display

QUILCENE — A drive-through Christmas light display is set to begin tonight.

The display will be viewable every night from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. through Dec. 30, with cocoa, cider and cookies available for purchase Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The display is sponsored by the Josephine Campbell Building, the Quilcene Habitat for Humanity Store, The Plaid Pepper and the Hoffman residence.

Drivers can enter just past the Habitat driveway before Loggers Landing on the left, follow the road and end at The Plaid Pepper for treats.

All proceeds will benefit local charities.

Christmas High Tea

QUILCENE — A Christmas High Tea sponsored by the Quilcene Historical Museum is planned Saturday and Sunday.

The tea will be from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days at the Worthington Mansion in Worthington Park on Columbia Street.

Tickets are $20 for either sitting. Only 48 tickets were to be sold.

For reservations, phone the museum at 360-765-4848 or Jacque Booth at 360-796-4455.

Ski bus sign-ups

PORT TOWNSEND — Kiwanis Club of Port Townsend will accept registrations for its annual snow sports program at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The program provides bus transportation to the Stevens Pass ski area.

The series of six Saturday trips begins Saturday, Jan. 5.

The cost for the snow sports bus is $130. It does not include lift tickets at Stevens Pass.

Spots are open to the first 75 who sign up.

For more information, email Michelle West at evergreenfitness@qwestoffice.net or phone 360-302-1132.

Botanical lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Botanist and artist Linda Vorobik will present “Native Plants, Botanical Art, and Stories of the Siskiyou Mountain Region of Southwestern Oregon” at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The lecture will be at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s Natural History Exhibit Building at Fort Worden State Park.

Vorobik will relate stories of the 2002 Biscuit Fire and aftermath, Darlingtonia fens, rare rockcress (Arabis) species and will share her botanical artwork and speak of the wildflowers and wild places that have been her muse.

Her art will be on display and for sale during her talk.

For more information and samples of her art, visit www.VorobikBotanicalArt.com.

The event is presented by the Olympic chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society.

Boiler Room benefit

PORT TOWNSEND — The Boiler Room will host its annual fundraiser at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St., at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The fundraiser is part of the Port Townsend First Saturday Gallery Walk, and art from the Boiler Room’s past 19 years is on display.

George Rezendes and Jon Parry will perform live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and a silent auction will be held.

At 7 p.m., local theater group the Black Pearl Cabaret will host a live auction

The evening will wrap up with a performance by Port Townsend band The Low Ones.

To donate to the Boiler Room’s fundraising auction or annual operating fund, phone Amy Smith at 360-550-0978 or email boilerroomed@gmail.com.

Checks can be mailed to the Boiler Room, P.O. Box 1659, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

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