Community Calendar — Jan. 17, 2024

Deadline for items appearing in the community calendar is noon on Wednesday, one week before publication at or delivered to the Sequim Gazette at 147 W. Washington St.


• Puget Sound Anglers-North Olympic Peninsula Chapter meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting starts at 7 p.m. Featured speakers father-son duo Bill and Keller Batson of Batson Enterprises.

• “The Right to Read” inaugurates the Port Townsend Film Festivals (PTFF) 2024 Focus Film Series at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Balcony Theatre, 211 Taylor St., Suite 401A, in Port Townsend. Tickets are $10., 360-379-1333.

• Volunteer tree, shrub planting along the Dungeness River, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. RSVP for details on the location and parking at more information, contact NOSC at 360-504-5611 or

• Free pottery wheel demonstration with Janet Piccola, 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St.

• “In the Deep Mid-winter: An Evening Art Soiree,” 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St. Admission by donation at door. Includes wine, hors d’oeuvres, chance to purchase art/frames from Shipley Center archives. 360-683-6806.

• Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra’s Vivaldi’s Concerto in D major for viola d’amore, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults and free for those 18 and younger accompanied by a ticketed patron. For information, contact the Symphony office at 360-457-5579 or

• Skwim Toastmasters Club meeting featuring two contests (“Tall Tales” and “International Speech”), 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the KSQM 91.5 FM broadcasting office, 609 W. Washington St.

• Volunteer tree, shrub planting along the Dungeness River, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24. RSVP for details on the location and parking at more information, contact NOSC at 360-504-5611 or

• “Sip and paint” event, starting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at The Fifth Avenue, 500 W. Hendrickson Road. Led by Gloria Hancock. Attendees should RSVP by Friday, Jan. 19. Early registration is encouraged. Cost is $5; all necessary art materials will be provided. 360-683-3345.

• Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society’s “Photo Night,” 7-8:30 p.m.on Wednesday, Jan. 17, in Rainshadow Hall at the Dungeness River Nature Center, 1943 W. Hendrickson Road. Free.

• 2024 Clallam County Fair Royalty Coronation, 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Exposition Building at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St., Port Angeles. Free. Royalty candidates are Olivia Ostlund from Sequim, Tish Hamilton and Brooklyn McKnight of Port Angeles, and Aliya Gillett of Forks. 360-681-2024.

• Run the Peninsula Series: Elwha Bridge Run 5k/10k, Port Angeles. Saturday, Feb. 3.

• Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year award luncheon, Tuesday, Feb. 27. Time, location TBA.

• March 1-2: Fifth-annual Sequim Sunshine Festival. At Guy Cole Event Center, 202 N. Blake Ave. Sun Fun Color Run, Illuminated Drone Show, Interactive Light Experience, community street mural painting, live music, Sunshine Market and artisan vendors, food and beverage vendors, art and light installations.,, 800-737-8462.

• Olympic Medical Center’s fifth-annual Great Olympic Peninsula St. Patrick’s Day Run-Walk, Saturday, March 16. Includes 1-mile, 5k and 10k options, with start and finish line on the Port Angeles Waterfront Trail starting at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St.

• Peninsula Adventure Sports’ Frosty Moss Relay, Saturday, March 16: 80 or 30-mile relay run across Clallam County on the Olympic Discovery Trail. The 80-mile race also includes the singletrack Olympic Adventure Trail. Teams up to five work their way through 14 exchange zones, with an after-party hosted by sponsor 7 Cedars Casino.

• Peninsula Adventure Sports’ OAT Run (Olympic Adventure Trail Run), Saturday, April 13: point-to-point 12k and half marathon trail running race, as well as an out-and-back 50k, on the Olympic Adventure Trail in Port Angeles.

• Raymond Carver and Tess Gallagher Creative Writing Festival, scheduled for April 25-27 at Peninsula in Port Angeles. Keynote guests include Tess Gallagher, Billy Collins, TC Boyle and Selected Shorts Radio. All-access festival passes are available for $400. Individual tickets for keynote readings, including those by Gallagher, Collins and Boyle, will be available at $15 each plus processing fees.

• Run the Peninsula Series: Railroad Bridge 5k/10k, Saturday, April 27.

• North Olympic Discovery Marathon, marathon/half-marathon/10k/5k/kids marthon, June 1-2, Sequim and Port Angeles.

• Bon Jon Pass Out endurance bike ride, Quilcene.

• BMX Race for Life, June 29-30, at Lincoln Park BMX, Port Angeles.

• Tour de Lavender bicycling event: Metric Century and Fun Ride, Saturday, Aug. 3, Sequim.

• Ride the Hurricane, bicycle event up Hurricane Ridge Road, Sunday, Aug. 4.

• Sea to Sound, a 74-mile, three-day, multi-modal, accessible group ride spanning the entire length of the Olympic Discovery Trail, Aug. 23-25.

• Peninsula Adventure Sports’ GOAT Run (Great Olympic Adventure Trail Run), Saturday, Sept. 7: point-to-point half marathon, marathon, and 50k trail running race on the Olympic Adventure Trail.

• Peninsula Adventure Sports’ Big Hurt (Sept. 28) and Little Hurt (Sept. 29). Big Hurt: multi-sport race including four legs: mountain bike, kayak, road bike and 10k run. Athletes can participate solo in Iron Division or as a two- to four-person relay team. Little Hurt: youths in grades 1-8 bike, run and row on rowing machines.

• Peninsula Adventure Sports’ Salt Creek 24, Oct. 26-27: runners/walkers, either solo or as relay teams, take on a 1.34-mile loop course at Salt Creek Recreation Area on a 24-hour clock.

• Jamestown S’Klallam Glow Run, 5k/10k, Saturday, Dec. 7, in Blyn.


• Brother Townsend, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at 7 Cedars Casino’s Club Seven, 270756 U.S. Highway 101. No cover, 21+.

• Buttercup Lane, 6-8:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the VFW Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St. Free.

Community members are invited to dance or listen to the sounds of Buttercup Lane from 6-8:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the VFW Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St.

• Sequim Prairie Grange dance, 5-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21.

• The OrcaStraitors Musicians’ Guild, 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road. Cost is $10 for Elks members, $12 for guests. 314-719-7993,

• Bread & Gravy, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7 Cedars Casino’s Club Seven, 270756 U.S. Highway 101. No cover, 21+.

• Joy in Mudville, 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 15, at 7 Cedars Casino’s Club Seven, 270756 U.S. Highway 101. No cover, 21+.

• Sound Advice, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at 7 Cedars Casino’s Club Seven, 270756 U.S. Highway 101. No cover, 21+.

Art exhibits

• Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., hosts January exhibit: “Best Of.”

• Harbor Art Gallery, 114 N. Laurel St., Port Angeles, showcasing works centered around water in January’s special exhibit. Gallery open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.


• Peninsula’ College’s Peninsula College series: Dr. Jennifer Santry, faculty member and recent doctoral recipient, 12:35-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, in The Little Theater at the college’s main campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Or, watch online via livestream at This work, event organizers said, is a celebration of the interconnectedness between Native identity and the land, elevating Indigenous knowledge and voices of the Očéti Šakówiŋ (Lakota, Dakota and Nakota communities).

• Olympic Medical Center’s Diabetes Support Group. Meetings take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month, starting at 6p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the private dining room at Seasons Café in Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles., 360-417-7125.

• “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a class that helps those who care for a loved one also take care of themselves, will start Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. The class will meet from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for six Tuesdays, ending Feb. 27. The only cost is $30 for the textbook. 360-683-2113, 360-582-1370.

• North Olympic Library System’s Fourth Wednesday Book Discussion Group — “The Invoice” by Jonas Karlsson, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the Carver Room at the Port Main Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.; paperback copies available at Port Angeles Library., 360-417-8500,

• Clallam County Genealogical Society (CCGS) class for beginners — the “I Know Nothing About Genealogy” class — 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, in the CCGS Research Center, 403 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles. Free. Register by calling 360-417-5000 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, or noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays.

• Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., hosts a new Yarn Circle from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturdays in January., 360-683-1161,

• Olympic Medical Center’s in-person Diabetes Support Group for individuals managing diabetes, fourth Tuesday of each month, starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the private dining room at Seasons Café in Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles. Attendees are asked to enter through the main lobby at the front of the hospital; the east entrance remains closed to the public., 360-417-7125.


• Sequim City Band rehearsals, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, at rehearsal hall at James Center for the Performing Arts, 506 N. Blake Ave. New musicians leave message at 360-207-4722 to inform director of interest.

• 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., 907-602-7008, 360-775-6547, 360-460-2801.

Ongoing Events

• Shipley Center classes/activities: Tai chi, exercise classes, basic meditation, computer clinic, some offered via Zoom. 360-683-6806, (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.


• Skwim Toastmasters Club. Meets every Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. Currently meeting online via Zoom. Get link at

• Storytimes for children, rain or shine, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays through Oct. 31 at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.,


• Olympic Peninsula Christian Writers, 6:30-8:30 p.m., third Thursday, currently meeting online via Zoom. Email to

• 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. or

• First Friday Art Walk Sequim. Free, self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim, 5-8 p.m., first Friday of month.

• Teen Board Game and Art Night, second Fridays, at Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., 360-417-8500,

• Port Angeles’ First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Seventh St., offers its free Friday Night Friendship Dinner from 4:30-8 p.m. at 110 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles.