Community Calendar — Jan. 3, 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.


• City of Sequim open house, seeking input on the development of Centennial Place; 3-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, in the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St. Online survey available throughout January at

• North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild meeting, 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1033 N. Barr Road, between Sequim and Port Angeles.,

• Olympic Theatre Arts youth workshop, begins Jan. 8. Learn about all aspects of theater while preparing for a performance of “Charlotte’s Web.” Performances set for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20-21. Rehearsals are 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, Jan. 8-12, and 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, Jan. 15-29. The ensemble of third-, fourth- and fifth-graders are from 3-4:30 p.m., while those in grades 6-12 and leads in grades 3-5 rehearse 3-6 p.m. Tuition is $120 per student, with $10 for additional siblings. Scholarships are available. 360-683-7326,

• WOW! Working on Wellness Radio Forum, 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, on KSQM 91.5 FM. Barb Paschal, retired rehabilitation physical therapist, will present “Head Bone Connected to the Foot Bone.”

• Clallam County Republican Caucuses, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at various locations., 360-924-0590.

• “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.

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

• 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.

• 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.


• Black Diamond Junction, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at 7 Cedars Casino’s Club Seven, 270756 U.S. Highway 101. No cover, 21+.

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

• 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.” Meet the artists and see their 2-D and 3D artistry at a reception from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, during the First Friday Art Walk.

• 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 Visitors can meet many of the artists during the Second Saturday Art Walk, set for 4-7 p.m. on Jan. 13.


• Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society Backyard Birding series: “Native Plants for Better Backyard Birding,” 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Jan. 6, in Rainshadow Hall at the Dungeness River Nature Center, 1943 W. Hendrickson Road. Kathy and Matt McCoy from the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society and Master Gardeners Gary Brundige and Lorraine Eckard will discuss the importance of using native plants and seeds, providing water features, attracting pollinators, and controlling invasive vegetation to meet the year-round needs of birds. Free; donations accepted.

• North Olympic Library System’s Second Wednesday Book Discussion Group — “The Sentence” by Louise Erdrich, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, on Zoom; paperback copies available at Sequim and Port Angeles libraries., 360-417-8500,

• North Olympic Library System’s Second Saturday Book Discussion Group — “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein, 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.; paperback copies available at Sequim Library., 360-417-8500,

• 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,


• 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.

• Tidepools, Peninsula College’s annual literary arts magazine featuring art, photography, writing and music created by the people of the North Olympic Peninsula, is accepting submissions. The submission deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 12; winners will be announced Friday, March 8. Find contest guidelines and enter work online at Youth entries are $5, adult entries are $7.50, and students currently enrolled at Peninsula College can enter the contest for free. For more information, contact Deirdre Frank at or 360-417-6489.

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,