Community Calendar — Sept. 13, 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.


• WOW! Working on Wellness Radio Forum, “Help, my feet hurt – Foot & Ankle Problems & Care,” 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, on KSQM 91.5 FM. 360-582-0218.

• Disabled American Veterans (DAV) seminar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at KSQM 91.5 FM office meeting room, 609 W. Washington St.

• “End of Summer BBQ,” 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at The Fifth Avenue, 500 W. Hendrickson Road. 360-683-3345.

• Readings from “I Sing the Salmon Home,” from 4:30-6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, at Finnriver Farm & Cidery in Chimacum.

• Graphic Poetry Workshop with Nhatt Nichols and Clallam County Poet Laureate Jaiden Dokken set for 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

• Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s September Bunco Party, noon-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N.Fifth Ave.

• Olympic Theatre Arts’ “John & Jen,” Sept. 15-Oct. 1, at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

• Womanfest’s fall retreat, Sept. 15-17, Camp David Jr. Sandy Ulf at 360-941-3677 or, or Sheila Martin at or 360-461-0292.

• Reach for Hospice 5k rowing and paddling race, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Sequim Bay/John Wayne Marina, 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road.

• United Way 2023 campaign “kick off,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at The Cedars at Dungeness golf course, 1965 Woodcock Road. Single tickets $80, couples $150 per pair, tables $550. Tickets at More info: 360-457-3011,

• Free spaghetti dinner for all veterans 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Sequim VFW, 169 E. Washington St. Non-veterans eat for $5.

• Reach for Hospice sailboat race, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Sequim Bay/John Wayne Marina, 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road.

• Sept. 20-Oct. 1, Blue Hole Bash Tournament (pickleball), at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Sequim Ave.

• “Let’s Empower Tim’s Place for a Bright Future,” an online auction for Tim’s Place, helping caregivers of those affected by dementia and offering a social club for those experiencing memory loss is looking for some community support. 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, through 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28.

• Port Townsend Film Festival: film screenings (some free), live music, food, other entertainment, Sept. 21-25, at various locations in Port Townsend.

• Dungeness River Festival, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Dungeness River Nature Center, 1943 W. Hendrickson Road.

• Big Hurt, solo or team competition with mountain bike, road bike, kayak and 10k run course, Sept. 22-23, Port Angeles.

• Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the James Center for Performing Arts bandshell at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

• Reach for Hospice 5k sailboat race, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Sequim Bay/John Wayne Marina, 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road.

• Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers free, virtual legal aid clinic, 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Sept. 23, on Zoom. Pre-register for this event by calling 360-504-2422 or by emailing to no later than Friday, Sept. 15.

• North Olympic Library System’ Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group — “The Line Becomes a River” by Francisco Cantú, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in Carver Room at Port Angeles Library; paperback copies available at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

• North Olympic Library System’ Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group — “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, on Zoom; paperback copies available at Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

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

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

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

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

• 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.


• Juan de Fuca Harmony’s 40th anniversary show, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Trinity Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. Free (donations accepted).

• Monday Musicale meeting, featuring music of Shirley Mercer and Kim Hammond (Nightbird), noon on Monday, Sept. 18, at Joshua’s Restaurant & Lounge, 113 Del Guzzi Drive, Port Angeles. Lunch is $20. Reservations are required. 360-928-3015.

• The Randall Wolf Band with Deadwood Revival, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Field Arts & Events Hall, 201 W. Front St., Port Angeles.

• 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.

• 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. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. Exhibition is collaborative exhibition between the PAFAC and Olympic Peninsula Art Association (OPAA) rooted in the region’s landscapes and inhabitants.,

• Pacific Northwest Fiber Exposition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 30, 10 a.m-4 p.m. Oct. 1, at Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St.

• 18th-annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival fiber arts exhibition, Oct. 6-Nov. 25 at Sequim Museum & Arts.


• Soul Care Speaker Series: “Validating End of Life Experiences” from noon-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, p.m. on Zoom. Free. Registration is required: 360-452-1511,

• Learning Our Landscape series: “Sluicing the Hogback: The 1914 Port Angeles Regrade Project” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, on Zoom. Join the presentation through library website at or (meeting ID 815 0577 7609). 360-681-4632,

• Dungeness River Nature Center monthly film series: “Stuffed: A Documentary on the Art of Taxidermy.” The feature-length film screens at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in center’s Rainshadow Hall, 1943 West Hendrickson Road. $10.

• Green Thumb Education Series presentation, “Farewell to Summer: Autumn Leaves,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. Or, join the meeting online via Zoom by clicking a link at (meeting ID 936 2989 8830, passcode 676224). Or, join by phone by calling 253-215-8782. More info: 360-565-2678.

• WSU Extension Regional Small Farms Program workshop, “Is a Small Farm in Your Future?,” 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at WSU Clallam County Extension office, 1914 W. 18th St., Port Angeles. $15 per person. Visit to register online., 360-379-5610, x201.

• 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. Save $5 on registrations before Sept. 20. 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,


• 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.

• 18th-annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival fiber arts exhibition seeking submittals; deadline is Sept. 16. Spinning Sewn Stories” is a juried fiber arts exhibition. Seasoned or newer creations are welcome, and the exhibition is open to all fiber arts media. Enter a maximum of two art entries per artist; there is a $15 entry fee per artist. All formats of fiber art will be considered, including wall-hung, free-standing or pedestal mounted. Full prospectus, entry form 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


• 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.