Community Calendar — Nov. 22, 2023

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.


• Festival of Trees events, Nov. 22-26. Includes: Opening Ceremonies (5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22); Senior Breakfast (8:30-10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24); Festival of Trees Gala (5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25); Teddy Bear Tea (9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26); and, Family Days (1:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26). Get tickets online at, by calling 360-417-7144 or at the Foundation office, 1015 Georgiana St., Port Angeles.

• Free Thanksgiving meal, 1-4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23) at Sequim VFW, 169 E. Washington St. Open to all.

• Free golf Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23), at The Cedars at Dungeness golf course, 1965 Woodcock Road. 360-582-4900.

• Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Makers Market, Nov. 24-Dec. 17, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Sunday, with extended evening hours until 8 p.m. every Friday night.

• Santa’s reindeer visit, 3-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Coastal Farm & Ranch, 990 E. Washington St.

• Small Business Saturday Fiber Artists Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave.

• HomeTown Holidays, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Centennial Place (Washington Street, Sequim Avenue intersection). Tractor Cruise begins at 5 p.m. 360-683-6197,

• Improv comedy workshop titled “Lara’s Crazy Clown Show (or Why It’s Good to Do Whatever Really Scares You at Least Once),” 12:35-1:25 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in Little Theater on Peninsula College main campus, 1502 E.Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Livestream at at (meeting ID 823 0855 7946).

• “End of Life Ready” presentation hosted by volunteers from End of Life Washington, 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, at the KSQM Community Room, 609 W Washington St, No. 17. 206-854-4302.

• Sequim Civic Center Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Open House from 5-6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, at 152 W. Cedar St.

• Olympic Theatre Arts’ “The Games Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays,” Dec. 1-17, Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

• Sequim Prairie Grange’s Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at 290 Macleay Road. 323-788-1356.

• Backyard Birding, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Rainshadow Hall at the Dungeness River Nature Center, 1943 W. Hendrickson Road. Presented by Christie Lassen of Wild Birds Unlimited in Gardiner and Jim Ullrich, Swarovski Optik-Pacific Northwest will present “Understanding Birding Optics.”

• Celebration and remembrance event, 2:30-5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Sequim Valley Chapel, 108 W. Alder St.

• Holiday bazaar, Greywolf Elementary School, 171 Carlsborg Road, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3.

• Dec. 3: Jamestown Tribe Run 5k/10k, Saturday, Dec. 3, at Jamestown campus in Blyn.

• Peninsula Art Friends exhibit reception, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at The Gallery at Fifth Avenue, 500 W. Hendrickson Road.

• Kindred Holiday Market, 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St., Port Angeles. Cost is $5 entry on Dec. 8, or bring a non-perishable food item for $2 off entry fee.

• Port Angeles Fine Arts Center’s Wintertide Festival of Lights, 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

• Wilder Baseball Club winter baseball camp, ages 9-10 and 11-12, from Dec. 9-10 at Peninsula Baseball and Softball Barn, 260 Easy St., Port Angeles. $100.

• Toys for Sequim Kids, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road in Sequim.

• Wreaths Across America ceremony, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Mount Angeles Memorial Park, 45 Monroe Road, Port Angeles.


• Mark Ensey, country, 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Sequim VFW Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St.

• Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble “Jazz in the PUB” concert, 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, at college campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

• Sequim Community Christmas Chorus concert, Friday-Sunday, Dec. 1-3, at the Sequim Seventh Day Adventist Church, 30 Sanford Lane.

• “The Alaska Suite: a story of beauty, loss and hope,” 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave. Concert features a five-piece chamber jazz ensemble performing Nelda Swiggett’s original music. Suggested donation per ticket is $10-$18; get tickets at

• ECHO, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Sequim VFW Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St.

• Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble “Fall Jazz Concert,” 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at college campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

• Olympic Generations (country), 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Sequim VFW Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St.

• Tess Teel and the Stardust Big Band, 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Sequim Elks Holiday Dance, at Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

• Jerry’s Western Swing, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Sequim VFW Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St.

• Sequim City Band’s “Sounds of the Season,” 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Donna Morris Theater and Field Arts & Events Hall, 201 W. First St. Free; reserve a seat at

• Queens & Aces, New Year’s Eve Dance at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, at Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road. $15 for Elks members, $20 for non-members. Includes dessert and coffee, party favors, champagne toast, more. 360-683-2763.

Art exhibits

• Olympic Peninsula Art Association’s Gallery 223 on Hudon, fall quarter artist exhibit; gallery off of Stone and Kendall roads (follow signs). Show runs through Dec. 30, and is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays.

• 18th-annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival fiber arts exhibition, through Nov. 25 at Sequim Museum & Arts.

• Art by Susan Hamilton, a Haida master bead artist, will be on display in ʔaʔkʷustəŋáw̕txʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse — 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles — through Dec. 14. Fall quarter gallery hours are 12:30-3 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, or by appointment. For more information or to schedule a tour, email to or call 360-417-7992.


• Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County (VHOCC) five-week in-person grief support group from 1-3 p.m. each Monday through Dec. 4, at Trinity Methodist Church, 100 N. Blake Ave.

• GriefShare, for people experiencing grief and loss, 10 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 30, at Independent Bible Church Family Life Center, 116 East Ahlvers Road, Port Angeles. $20 workbook fee. 360-452-3351,


• Sequim Community Christmas Chorus rehearsals, Tuesday evenings through Nov. 28, for early December concert. 360-477-1990,

• 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.

• Auditions for the Port Angeles Community Players’ “Lion in Winter,” 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 and 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Roles for five men, two women, ages 18-60+. Show runs Feb. 23-March 10, with 7:30 p.m. performances on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays.

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. Proof of COVID vaccination is required; masks are optional. 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,


• Second Saturday Garden Walk 10-11:30 a.m. at Fifth Street Community Garden, 328 Fifth St., Port Angeles. Veteran Master Gardeners will focus on refraining from planting warm season crops too early, the first spring pests and basics of intensive crop planting. Free, open to public: rain or shine. Garden walks for the remainder of the year will occur on the second Saturday through Sept. 9.