Wintertide, skating among entertainment this weekend

Holiday entertainment swings into full force this weekend.

• Makers Market and Light Art Experience The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center is open today to kick off Wintertide, a month of celebration and celebration.

The Maker’s Market will be set up in the Esther Webster Gallery and the light art installation will span 5 acres of Webster’s Woods, both at 1203 E. at the Arts Center at Lauridsen Blvd.

The Maker’s Market will run from today to December 18 from Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm with extended hours until 8pm every Friday.

The Light Art Experience runs today through December 28 in Webster’s Woods.

The artworks will be illuminated from 4 to 8 p.m

The Maker’s Market will offer an array of locally made gifts by 37 Clallam County artists and artisans. Visitors will find art prints, home decor, jewellery, body care, kitchenware, cards, stickers and clothing.

It will offer “an alternative environment to the frenzy of Black Friday shopping,” according to a press release.

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Warm or alcoholic beverages and heated seating will be available on the patio tonight from 5 to 8 p.m., Craft Nut Roasters will sell D’s Nuts snacks with live music from alt-folk singer-songwriter Elena Loper from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. In the courtyard from 11 am to 8 pm

For more information about the Wintertide Festival of Lights and to purchase tickets, visit

• Winter Snow Village — The annual Port Angeles Winter Ice Village is at 121 W. Front St. through Jan. 2 for its fifth season.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from noon to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Skating is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Thanksgiving weekend and December 17 through the last day.

The rink — the only one on the North Olympic Peninsula — closes for 30 minutes at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. for ice resurfacing.

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Unlimited daily skating costs $15 per day for ages 13 and up and $10 per day for ages 3-12. Children under 3 years old are not allowed on the ice.

Family and military discounts are available, as well as a season pass for $150.

Skate rental is included in the price.

• Queens and Aces Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Port Angeles Eagles, 2843 E. will perform at Myrtle St.

Cover charge is $10 per person, $8 for members.

• Joy in Mudville New Moon Craft Tavern, 130 S. Will perform Saturday at 8pm at Lincoln St., Port Angeles.

No cover charge.

• Abby Mae and the Homeschool Boys The Wharf, 115 E. Railroad Ave, Port Angeles will perform at the Roosevelt on Saturday at 7 p.m.

There will be no cover charge, although donations will be accepted.

• Port Townsend Urban Sketchers Saturday will draw at 10 a.m. at Point Hudson Marina.

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The group will meet at the Hudson Point Cafe, 130 Hudson St.

The marina is mostly empty due to the construction of the jetty but there are views of the water, iconic buildings, the beach, the bay and Sea Marine’s boat yard.

The group will reconvene in the cafe in the afternoon to share their work and take photos.

The event is free and open to sketchers of all skill levels.

For more information, visit urbansketchersport

Family movie night The 2017 animated film “The Lego Batman Movie,” hosted by the North Olympic Library System, will be shown Saturday at 3 p.m.

Forks Branch Library, 171 Forks Ave. S., will have a free movie screening in Forks.

Forks and Clallam Bay branch libraries will screen the 2021 Disney movie “Encanto” in December.

For more information, call the library at 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit


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