Community Calendar — Nov. 8, 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.


• Olympic Peninsula Authors reading, 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St.

• Author John Kopp presentation, “From Oars to Engines: The Rescue Boat Crews of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and U.S. Coast Guard,” 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., 360-417-8500,

• Veterans Day program, Thursday Nov. 9. Social hour will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the program and guest speaker begin at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will follow.

• Mt. Olympus Detachment 897 of Marine Corps League celebrates corps’ 248th birthday event, 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101. The dinner and ceremony begin at 6 p.m. following a no host social hour. There will be a silent auction. All veterans, guests and family are invited. Cost is $45 per person.

• Holiday Market for young entrepreneurs, 2-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

• Out Loud Story Slam at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10. Tickets are $15 at the door, online at or call the box office (360-683-7326) between 1-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

• Washington Peninsula/Sequim Chapter Project Linus’ Gardiner Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

• Veterans Day Ceremony, U.S. Coast Guard Base (Port Angeles), 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11. Base opens for public at 9 a.m.

• North Olympic Peninsula Railroaders’ annual Model Train Show and Swap, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 11-12, at the Red Lion, 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles. Free.

• Strait from the Artists Studio Tour, set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11-12, at various studios in Sequim, Gardiner and Port Angeles. Free, self-guided.

• Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society (OPAS) meeting, 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Rainshadow Hall at the Dungeness River Nature Center, 1943 W. Hendrickson Road. Guest speaker is ecologist Rhonda L. Millikin offering her thoughts on “The Joy of Continuing Curiosity — Three Decades of Ecology Research.”

• Dungeness River Nature Center lighting of holiday display (including historic Railroad Bridge), 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, at center, 1943 W. Hendrickson Road.

• Olympic Theatre Arts’ New Works Showcase, Nov. 17-19, Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

• 2023 Cranksgiving event, 8:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, starting at Sequim Food Bank, 144 W. Alder St. 360-681-7053 or

• Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church Yuletide Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 925 N. Sequim Ave.

• Winterfest 2023, fundraiser for the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.), Saturday, Nov. 18, at Vern Burton Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. Tickets $75 in advance, $90 at door; community tables for eight are $600, while 10-person tables are available for $750.

• Sequim High School boys basketball program special team dinner and auction, 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at The Cedars at Dungeness golf course, 1865 Woodcock Road. $50 per person or $500 for a table of 10.

• Dungeness River Nature Center’s annual Holiday Nature Mart Saturday, Nov. 18, and Sunday, Nov. 19, at the River Center, 1943 W. Hendricksen Road. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 360-681-4076,

• 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.

• HomeTown Holidays, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Centennial Place (Washington Street, Sequim Avenue intersection).

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

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

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

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


• Tannahill Weavers, one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave. Make reservations by emailing to Cost is $30 per person, cash, at the door.

• Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca presents “Searching for Goya” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, in the Donna M. Morris Theater at the Field Arts & Events Hall, 201 W. Front St., Port Angeles. “Searching for Goya” features an ensemble of dancers, singers and musicians who push the boundaries of traditional flamenco with a theatrical flair that transports the audience on a journey through Goya’s imagination. Tickets, ranging from $25 to $75, are available at

• The Cat’s Meow Band, jive, swing and dance, 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, at at The Fifth Avenue, 500 West Hendrickson Road. $5.

• Sequim Accordion Social, 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St. Suggested $5 donation. Featured player will be Doris Osgood. 360-452-0191.

• Dawn Martin and Steve Anderson will play favorite songs from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s from 6-8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road. Cost is $10 for Elks members, $12 for guests.

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

• 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.

• 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. A free artist reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the longhouse. 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 Soul Care Speaker Series, noon-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, on Zoom. With Dr. Martha Jo Atkins, a professional counselor, speaker and author. The talk is free, but registration is required. To register or for more information, call the VHOCC offices at 360-452-1511 or email to

• WOW! Working on Wellness Radio Forum: “Adult Activity Programs for Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s” with Rhonda Heym, executive director of Tim’s Place, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, KSQM 91.5 FM. 360-582-0218.

• Green Thumb Education Series: Washington Department of Natural Resources forest pathologist Rachel Brooks, noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. Or, join by Zoom by clicking a link at the WSU Extension Clallam County website calendar, (meeting ID 936 2989 8830, passcode 676224). Or, join by phone at 253-215-8782. More information at 360-565-2679.

• Clallam County Genealogical Society Speaker’s Series: Sara Cochran, “Shaky Leaf Syndrome: Using Website Generated Hints More Effectively,” 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, on Zoom. Attendees are welcome to attend at the Clallam County Research Center, 403 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles. Register by 9:45 a.m. The Zoom meeting number and passcode will be available to all by email request ( or by calling 360-417-5000.

• 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, 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.

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.