Community Calendar — Nov. 17, 2021

  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021 10:30am
  • Life

Editor’s note: Is your group meeting once more and wanting to get into the community calendar? Let us know at editor@sequim gazette.com or 360-683-3311. — MD

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

Events, music, dance, exhibits

• Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), “The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story” by Douglas Preston, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/novel-conversations-book-discussion-group.

• Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), “The Painter,” by Peter Heller, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/wednesday-evening-book-discussion-group.

• Peninsula College’s Studium Generale: author Sanjena Sathian, a reading and conversation at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, on Zoom. Join event at pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/82027861421 (meeting ID 820 2786 1421).

• Cranksgiving, food/fundraiser for Sequim Food Bank. 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at food bank, 144 W. Alder St. Participants ride to local stores, buy needed food items for food bank. Contact Tom Coonelly at 360-681-7053 or email to coonelly@olypen.com.

• Trivia Nights (North Olympic Library System), “Peninsula Native History & Culture,” 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26. Register at nols.org/trivia-nights-nols.

• Home Town Holidays. Various events in downtown Sequim, starting at 1 p.m. with Sequim Community Orchestra performance at Centennial Place. Santa visits at 1:30 p.m., photos from 2-4 p.m. Tractor cruise at 5 p.m.

• Sequim Elks Lodge music event: Cool Jam (rock hits from the 1960s and ’70s), 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 143 Port Williams Road. $10 for lodge members, $12 general public. Masks must be worn upon entrance.

• Sequim Elks Lodge music event: Stardust Big Band (dance/concert featuring swing, standards, big band classics and holiday music), 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 143 Port Williams Road. $10 for lodge members, $12 general public. Masks must be worn upon entrance.

• 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), discussing “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/2nd-tuesday-book-discussion-group.

• Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), “The Island of Sea Women” by Lisa See, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/novel-conversations-book-discussion-group.

• Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), “The Warmth of Other Suns,” by Isabel Wilkerson, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15. Virtual meeting. Register and request copies of the book at nols.org/wednesday-evening-book-discussion-group.

• Intentional Aging: Monthly Discussion Group (North Olympic Library System), 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21. “Telling Your Story.” Register at nols.org/intentional-aging.

• Trivia Nights (North Olympic Library System), “New Year’s Eve Eve, Popular Music History,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30. Register at nols.org/trivia-nights-nols.

• Trivia Nights (North Olympic Library System), “Geek Game On,” 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28. Register at nols.org/trivia-nights-nols.

• Trivia Nights (North Olympic Library System), “Sweets & Baking Trivia,” 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25. Register at nols.org/trivia-nights-nols.

Auditions/Submissions

• Peninsula Singers recruiting new members. Rehearsals are 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave. Dues of $100 per semester are asked to help defray costs, including scholarships for local music students. Singers need to be able to read music, and must have solid choral experience. Email director Dr. Jerome Wright at maestro@olympus.net.

• All fourth grade or nine-year-old students in the Sequim School District, including homeschool students and those attending private schools, are invited to create an ornament to decorate the holiday tree that will be displayed at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St. from Dec. 3-Jan. 2022. Theme is “The Importance of Kindness.” Ornaments can be no smaller than 2 inches-by-2 inches-by 2 inches, and no larger than 6 inches-by 6 inches-by 6 inches. There are no color restrictions. All ornaments must have a loop (wire, ribbon or cord). Students must turn in their ornament and entry form to their teacher by Monday, Nov. 22. Call 818-414-4437 or email to mtaylor@sequimwa.gov.

Exhibits

• Blue Whole Gallery November 2021 exhibit: Gentle and Tranquil” with artists Carol Janda and Debbie Cain. At 129 W. Washington St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. bluewholegallery.com.

• “Journey Through Time,” exhibit at Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave. See how this area has changed from the Pleistocene Era to the present. Admission at Sequim Museum & Arts is always free (donations are accepted), and is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays.

Ongoing Events

• Shipley Center classes/activities: Tai chi, exercise classes, basic meditation, computer clinic, some offered via Zoom. 360-683-6806, info@shipleycenter.org. (Note: some classes are limited in size)

Tuesdays

• Virtual storytimes toddlers and preschoolers, led by staff at North Olympic Library System. Register at nols.org/storytimes.

• Skwim Toastmasters Club. Meets every Tuesday, 7- 8:30 p.m. Currently meeting online via Zoom. Click “Join us from your home” link at 907529.toastmastersclubs.org.

Thursdays

• Olympic Peninsula Christian Writers, 6:30-8:30 p.m., third Thursday, Currently meeting online via Zoom. Email to opchristianwriters@gmail.com.

Fridays

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

Saturdays

• Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 30, Sequim Civic Center Plaza and Centennial Place, downtown Sequim. manager@sequimmarket.com, sequimmarket.com.

Local services

• Disabled American Veterans (DAV) office, 583 W. Washington St, open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays to serve veterans who are needing help with claims or other information. Services are free; veterans do not have to be members of DAV. Office service by walk-in; no appointment is necessary. Masks required upon entrance.

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