New Year celebrated on Peninsula

Events are planned on the North Olympic Peninsula to celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

PORT TOWNSEND

First Night

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Historical Society will present First Night, a community celebrtion on the last night of the year, on Saturday.

All activities take place in and around Port Townsend’s historic City Hall, 540 Water St., between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

For more information, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly arts and entertainment section included with today’s PDN.

PORT ANGELES

Noon Year’s Eve

PORT ANGELES — The Feiro Marine Life Center will celebrate the eve of the new year with games, crafts and an ocean-themed “ball drop” from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Admission to Noon Year’s Eve at the center on City Pier at 315 Lincoln St. is $5 per child for members, $10 per child for non-members. No tickets are needed for adults.

Recommended for children 12 and younger, the event will give children exclusive access to marine exhibits and offer games, crafts and cocoa.

The ball drop will be at noon.

For more information, contact Melissa Williams at 360-417-6254 or melissaw@feiromarinelifecenter.org, or visit www.squareup.com/market/feiromarinelifecenter.

New Year’s Eve celebration

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host a New Year’s Eve celebration from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Fellowship will offer five different family activities at 73 Howe Road for a donation.

At 1 p.m., there will be a Radical Forgiveness Ceremony. Participants will be invited to start the new year free of judgment and anger. Registration is required.

At 3 p.m., there will be camel rides and registration will be required.

An Arabian Night Murder Mystery will be offered at 3:30 p.m. with drumming and belly dancing at 7 p.m.

At 8 p.m., there will be music to dance to with the Lucid Moments Band.

For information, contact Rose Marschall at 360-808-2662 or email rosemarschall@gmail.com.

Eagles open to public

PORT ANGELES — The Eagles Aerie No. 483, 2843 E. Myrtle St., will hold a public New Year’s Eve dinner and dance until after midnight.

Tickets are now available at PA Eagles 2843 E. Myrtle St. and KONP/KSTI studios 721 E. First St.

Advance tickets are $35 per person and $60 per couple.

The cost at the door will be $40 per person.

After 9 p.m. the cost will be $15 per person.

Black Diamond Junction band will perform a variety of classic hits.

SEQUIM

Kettel’s free meal

SEQUIM — Kettel’s 76 will offer a free New Year’s Day dinner from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Free 12-ounce fountain drinks and coffee also will be served at the business at 194 W. Washington St.

Dinner Dance

SEQUIM — Sequim Elks Club members plan a dinner-dance from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today.

The band Round Trip will play dance music at the club at 143 Port Williams Road.

For more information, including tickets, phone the lodge at 360-683-2763.

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