Deadline for items appearing in the community calendar is noon on Wednesday, one week before publication at email@example.com or delivered to the Sequim Gazette at 147 W. Washington St.
• Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group: “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, on Zoom; paperback copies available at Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. 360-683-1161.
• Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group: “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, in the Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.; paperback copies available at Port Angeles Library. 360-683-1161.
• Three local churches — St. Luke’s Episcopal, Dungeness Valley Lutheran and Trinity United Methodist — are collaborating to offer a Blue Christmas service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave. The service includes times of silence and prayer. There will also be an opportunity to light a candle and write a prayer card towards the end of the service.
• “Festival of Lessons and Carols” is the theme of a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. Scripture and songs will tell the story from creation to the birth of Jesus. The Trinity Singers, instrumentalists and harpist Megan Cylwik will perform.
• Celebration of the holiday season 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24, in the Event Hall on the Port Angeles First United Methodist Church grounds, 110 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles. enjoy festive refreshments, crafts, games, cookie decorating, holiday sing-alongs, Charlie Brown’s Christmas, free gifts and a cheery pathway through the “Hall of Holidays.” Event is queer, family and interfaith-friendly. facebook.com/socialnormans.
• PA Panto production “Goldilocks and the Ultimate Rampage,” 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturday, Dec. 30-31, 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday, Jan. 1, at Peninsula College’s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. $25 adults, $15 students (18-21 with valid ID), $10 for youths 17 and younger. jffa.org.
• East Coast New Year’s celebration, 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, at Olympic Theatre Arts’ Gathering Hall, 414 N. Sequim Ave. Tickets are $100 and are sold per couple and include admission, a charcuterie board to share, followed by dessert, and a glass of champagne for the New Year’s toast. Get tickets online (olympictheatrearts.org), by calling the theatre (360-683-7326) or stop by OTA.
• Annual Polar Bear Dip, 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles. Fundraiser for Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County (VHOCC). Donate online at volunteerhospice.org or at the event. More info: call Dan Welden at 360-477-2586.
• Olympic National Park’s Perspectives Winter Speaker Series, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, on Zoom. Access the Zoom link at nols.org/ONP.
• Teen Board Game and Art Night, 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. For teens in grades 7-12. nols.org, 360-683-1161, firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Teen Board Game and Art Night, 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. For teens in grades 7-12. nols.org, 360-683-1161, email@example.com.
• Olympic National Park’s Perspectives Winter Speaker Series, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, on Zoom. Access the Zoom link at nols.org/ONP.
• Teen Board Game and Art Night, 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. For teens in grades 7-12. nols.org, 360-683-1161, firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Olympic National Park’s Perspectives Winter Speaker Series, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, on Zoom. Access the Zoom link at nols.org/ONP.
• Squatchcon Comic & Arts Convention, March 30-April 2, at the Vern Burton Community Center and Red Lion Hotel in Port Angeles. squatchconpa.com.
• Olympic National Park’s Perspectives Winter Speaker Series, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, on Zoom. Access the Zoom link at nols.org/ONP.
• Teen Board Game and Art Night, 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. For teens in grades 7-12. nols.org, 360-683-1161, email@example.com.
• Angelic Noise, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Bear’s Bourbon Bar at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, Blyn. 21+, no cover.
• Sequim City Band concert, “Music, She Wrote,”” 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2023, at Sequim High School auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave.
• Submissions accepted for Tidepools magazine, Peninsula College’s annual literary arts magazine. Includes artwork, photography, poetry, short stories and music. Find contest guidelines and enter work online at tidepoolsmagazine.com. Submission deadline is Sunday, Jan. 15; winners announced Friday, March 10. Youth entries $5, adult entries $7.50. firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-417-6489.
• Peninsula Singers host auditions in early January for their gala Spring Concert. Auditions will be held the evening of Jan. 5 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 N. Blake Ave. Rehearsals begin Thursday, Jan. 12, at Trinity United Methodist Church, set for 7-9 p.m. Centerpiece for the concert will be “Requiem” by Gabriel Faure, written for mixed choir, soprano and baritone soloists and small orchestra. Contact music director Dr. Jerome Wright at email@example.com for more information and to schedule an audition.
• Sequim City Band rehearsals, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave. Musicians need to show vaccination card at their first rehearsal. sequimcityband.org.
• Juan de Fuca Harmony, a cappella barbershop singing group for women, men. Rehearsals 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Sunland Golf Club, 109 Hilltop Dr. juandefucaharmony.org, 907-602-7008, 360-775-6547, 360-460-2801.
• Applications for 2023 Squatchcon Comic & Arts Convention (Thursday, March 30-Sunday, April 2, at the Vern Burton Community Center and Red Lion Hotel, Port Angeles.) Vendor applications are open until Jan. 1, with priority placement offered for artists and creators local to the Olympic Peninsula. For application and information, visit squatchconpa.com.
• Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., December exhibit: “All I want for Christmas is …”, featuring multiple artists. bluewholegallery.com.
• Peninsula Fiber Artists exhibit, “In Praise of Trees,” on view through December at 675 Tyler St., uptown Port Townsend. sda-np.com.
• Olympic Theatre Arts’ “Happily Ever After,” two-week intensive, afterschool youth theater program for youths 5-18. Program runs 3:30-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, Jan. 9-13 and Jan. 16-20, at OTA, 414 N. Sequim Ave. Performances are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21. Register by Dec. 31 for $99, or $125 after Dec. 31; $10 off for additional siblings. Camp, workshop scholarships are available. 360-683-7326.
• Shipley Center classes/activities: Tai chi, exercise classes, basic meditation, computer clinic, some offered via Zoom. 360-683-6806, firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note: some classes are limited in size)
• Clallam County Master Gardeners plant answer clinics, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. through Oct. 17 (except holidays), at Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. email@example.com.
• Skwim Toastmasters Club. Meets every Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. Currently meeting online via Zoom. Get link at 907529.toastmastersclubs.org.
• “Northwest Passages,” program featuring excerpts from books with a connection to the Pacific Northwest, on KSQM 91.5. FM. At 6 p.m. Tuesdays.
• 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion Group, 11 a.m., currently meeting online via Zoom. Register at nols.org/nols-events.
• Olympic Peninsula Christian Writers, 6:30-8:30 p.m., third Thursday, currently meeting online via Zoom. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• “Northwest Passages,” program featuring excerpts from books with a connection to the Pacific Northwest, on KSQM 91.5. FM. At 10 a.m. Thursdays.
• Gardiner Community Cemetery commissioners, 4 p.m., second Thursday, downstairs in Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, Gardiner. Public invited to attend.
• Sequim Duplicate Bridge Club, 12:30-4 p.m. at Masonic Lodge 213, 700 S. Fifth Ave., starting May 27. Proof of COVID vaccination is required; masks are optional. No fee through end of June. email@example.com/360-681-4308 or firstname.lastname@example.org/360-681-4070.
• First Friday Art Walk Sequim. Free, self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim, 5-8 p.m., first Friday of month. SequimArtWalk.com.
• Sequim Senior Singles, 1 p.m., the second Saturday of month at Big Elk Restaurant, 707 E. Washington St. Looking for new members. Call Barbara Miller at 360-809-8336.
• Strait Turners Woodturning Club. Currently meeting online. Contact Jackie Le Doux at 360-457-5172 (8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and after 5 p.m.) or 360-452-5673 (12:30-5 p.m.).
• 2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group, 3 p.m., currently meeting online via Zoom. Register at nols.org/nols-events.