Community Calendar — Oct. 4, 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.


• Balloon rides with Captain-Crystal Stout’s nonprofit Dream Catcher Balloon, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave., hosted by The Lodge at Sherwood Village.

• Veterans Stand Down from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St., Port Angeles.

• “Walk-About,” 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road.

• “End of Life Ready” presentation by volunteers from End of Life Washington, noon-2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. 206-854-4302.

• Studium Generale’s Fall Quarter series Welcome Celebration, 12:35 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Little Theater on the main campus of Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Also on Zoom: (meeting ID 823 0855 7946).

• Mobile Community Services Office, 9 a.m.-noon on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Sequim Food Bank, 144 W. Alder St. Attendees can apply for cash, basic food and medical assistance, as well as a Medical savings program. They can also drop off paperwork, complete an eligibility review, a mid-certification review or make changes to an existing case.

• 22nd-annual Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival, Oct. 6-8, Port Angeles City Pier, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Free general admission;

• Port Angeles Community Players’ production of “To The Moon,” docudrama, runs over two weekends — and one Tuesday — from Friday, Oct. 6, to Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Playhouse main stage, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. riday, Saturday and Tuesday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for students. Tuesday performances are $8 at the door.

• National Solar Tour, Saturday, Oct. 7, with two local venues: 173 Griffith Farm Road in Sequim, tours from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and 1328 Bent Cedars Way in Port Angeles, tours from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. No appointments needed. Free.

• Backyard Birding, 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Dungeness River Nature Center, 1943 W. Hendrickson Road. Guest speaker: Christie Lassen, Wild Birds Unlimited. Suggested donation of $5 per person.

• Animal blessings, 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. Those whose pets have died may bring a picture of them, or name them, and event organizers will offer a prayer of remembrance. Attendees are also are encouraged to invite their friends to bring pet(s). Bring pet(s) on a leash or in a carrier, or bring a photo. Each pet will receive a St. Francis Blessing Medallion.

• Olympic Theatre Arts’ Season Unveiling, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at 414 N. Sequim Ave. Newly-formed OTA singers group will make their debut, and an after party featuring live music and champagne.

• Death Café “Tea to Die For,” sponsored by Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, is set for 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in the KSQM-FM Community Room, 609 W. Washington St. 360-452-1511.

• Third-annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Poetry Reading, 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at ʔaʔkʷustəŋáw̕txʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Or, watch the livestream on Zoom (visit or contact the library for Zoom information). Hosted by North Olympic Library System.

• North Olympic Library System’s 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion Group — “The Worst Hard Time” by Timothy Egan, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, on Zoom; paperback copies available at Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., 360-417-8500,

• Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 15th-annual Business Showcase, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Sunland Golf Club, 109 Hilltop Dr. Free and open to the public, features booths of local businesses along with refreshments, games and opportunities to win prizes.

• WOW! Working on Wellness radio forum: “Long Term Care Information & Assistance” with ombudsman Edward Guzman, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, KSQM 91.5 FM.

• Olympic Peninsula Authors poetry readings, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St.

• Olympic Peninsula Paddling Club’s October monthly meeting, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Solana Clubhouse, 135 Solana Pkwy.,

• 2023 General Election forum hosted by League of Women Voters/North Olympic Library System: City of Port Angeles council races, including: Jim Haguewood and Amy Miller (position 5) and Kalli Mae Jones and Brendan Meyer (position 7), though Meyer is not able to attend, according to a press release — on Thursday, Oct. 12, on Zoom. (meeting ID 838 9789 1299), or join by phone at 253-215-8782.

• Rally in the Alley, Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or until dumpsters are full. Dumpsters will be located at: Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave., near the pickleball courts, and at the city Shop at South Third Avenue and West Hemlock Street. 360-775-3742 or

• Larry Scott Run, half marathon, 10k and 5k, Saturday, Oct. 14, starting at 305 E. Eighth St., Port Townsend.

• North Olympic Library System’s 2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group — “The Witches” by Stacy Schiff, 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.; paperback copies available at Sequim Library.

• Community Organic Garden of Sequim, 15th anniversary celebration from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave. Community members welcome with or without an appetizer. Event features cake, a silent auction, information about becoming a garden member.

• Olympic Theatre Arts’ “Night of the Living Dead,” Oct. 20-31, Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

• Welfare for Animals Guild (WAG) sixth-annual Dogtoberfest fundraiser, 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, at Guy Cole Events Center, 202 N. Blake Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets $75 each or $700 for a table of eight, with two bottles of wine included. Tickets are on sale now at, or by postal mail (WAG, P.O. Box 3966, Sequim, WA 98382).

• North Olympic Library System’s Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group — “Real Life” by Brandon Taylor, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, on Zoom; paperback copies available at Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

• North Olympic Library System’s Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group — “The Sentence” by Louise Erdrich, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Carver Room at Port Angeles Library, 2210 S.Peabody St.; paperback copies available at Port Angeles Library., 360-417-8500,

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

• 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.

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


• Ruth Moody Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Field Arts & Events Hall, 201 W. Front St., Port Angeles.

• Sammy Miller & the Congregation: Music of 1973, 50 years later, 5:30 p.m. — and Stomp your feet dance music, 8:30 p.m. — Saturday, Oct. 7, at Field Arts & Events Hall, 201 W. Front St., Port Angeles.

• North Olympic Library System hosts “Celtic Harps, Rare Instruments and Wondrous Stories,” two concerts featuring Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter, for two free, hour-long performances are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., and at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N. Sequim Ave. Limited number of participants can also take part in the free workshop, “Hands-on-Harps” with Lynne, offered at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Port Angeles Library and at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Olympic Theatre Arts Center. Individuals ages 12 and older can experience playing Celtic harps over the course of an hour, with no musical experience necessary. Advance registration is required. Sign up online at or by contacting a NOLS branch.

• Vienna Boys Choir, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Field Arts & Events Hall, 201 W. Front St., Port Angeles.

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

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

Art exhibits

• Home — The Essence of Place,” The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center (PAFAC), 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., through Oct. 29. Exhibition is collaborative exhibition between the PAFAC and Olympic Peninsula Art Association (OPAA) rooted in the region’s landscapes and inhabitants.,

• 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, Oct. 6-Nov. 25 at Sequim Museum & Arts.


• Green Thumb Educational Series: “Expand Your Garden, Asexual Propagation Through Cuttings,” held noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Port Angeles Library, 221 S. Peabody St. Join in person or by Zoom by clicking on a link at the WSU Extension Clallam County website calendar (; meeting ID 936 2989 8830, passcode 676224). Or join by phone by calling 253-215-8782.

• North Olympic Library Series Tech Talks, 9:15-10 a.m. at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., on Fridays throughout October. Schedule includes: Oct. 6, Libby and Hoopla for eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and music; Oct. 13, NoveList reading recommendations and other online reading resources; Oct. 20, Gale Health and Wellness and other online health resources; and, Oct. 27, Zoom video communication platform., 360-683-1161,

• Clallam County Genealogical Society’s Speaker’s Series: “Becoming a Genealogical Super Sleuth,” day-long seminar on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave., and on Zoom. Fees are $45 for society members, $50 for non-members and couples. or call 360-417-5000.

• Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County six-week in-person grief support group from 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday through Oct. 17, in the VHOCC conference room, 829 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles. 360-452-1511,

• Storytime at North Olympic Library System branches. Outdoor Storytime is held, rain or shine, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays through Oct. 31 at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim 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,

• Jefferson County Conservation District fall Natural Landscaping course. Classroom sessions are set for 4-5:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Washington State University classroom facility in Port Hadlock classroom, starting Oct. 9. Field trips will be 4-5:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 and Oct. 19.


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

• Sequim City Band rehearsals, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave. Musicians need to show vaccination card at their first rehearsal.

• 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.

• Call for performers at 2024 Sequim Sunshine Festival (March 1-2, 2024). Musical performers of all genres are encouraged to apply. Applications at Deadline for applications Friday, Oct. 13.

• Writers are invited to submit stories, essays and poems featuring the eerie time of year for witches and goblins, or bountiful harvests and autumn fantasies, for the “Celebration of Shadows” reading at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center in October. Deadline for submittals is Oct. 5. Submittals are asked to be family friendly, as some of the listeners are very young. Submissions should be read able to be read aloud within a 5-minute period. Send submissions (word documents as attachments) to Get more details at

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.