If volunteering is your pleasure, there are outstanding groups doing excellent local work. United Way has a list of all the local agencies and we can give you local contacts for your particular interest. Hospice of Clallam County, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Clallam County and the areas many recreational sport teams for boys and girls are great opportunities to share your talents and compassion with others.
If you are a music lover, the activities and opportunities are expanding all the time. The Port Angeles Symphony is top notch with many local appearances. Music on the Pier happens every Wednesday night in Port Angeles all through the summer with live music and dancing for all ages. Contra, line and square dancing is very popular at the local granges nestled in the mountain valleys. Open mike is available for the adventurous and there are various adult singing and playing groups performing in local wineries, coffee shops and lavender farms on the weekends. Port Townsend's "uptown" area offers world famous jazz, unusual movies and outstanding artwork every weekend.
Sequim, WA (pronounced "squim") is famous throughout the Pacific Northwest for its low rainfall and sunny skies. Known as "Sunny Sequim" or "the Blue Hole", Sequim lies in the rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains, and boasts an average annual rainfall of less than 17 inches.
History states that the Sequim Washington was originally developed as an agricultural community. It is said that this community provided for much of the agricultural needs necessary to feed the early growth of Western Washington communities such as Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. In fact, many historians have recorded that without the Dairy products which came from the Sequim Valley, many Western Washington communities could not have developed and grown in the boom town fashion they did.
The Sequim area, or Dungeness Valley as the area is often now referred to, is today still breathtaking with its green rolling fields, and blue skies framing the crisp, white peaks of the Olympic Mountains in the distance. In more recent years Sequim's consistently sunny weather, unusual for Western Washington, has drawn many new residents from across the United States that want to enjoy the benefits of a more temperate climate, less crowded landscape, and a welcoming community. The Sequim area has fast become an attractive retirement community, with the average age of Sequim rising to the near 60’s during the past 20 years. It’s a great community to live in, with lots for retiree’s to do within a few minutes drive, stated one retiree publically at a city council meeting.
In fact, Sequim WA boasts some of the finest Golf Courses in the Northwest, with a recorded average of 342 days each year, considered as highly suitable to enjoy a good day of golf. We have the Olympic National Park, Hurricane Ridge, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Pacific Ocean Beaches all as a playground. Visitors and residents enjoy some of the finest Trout, Steal Head, and Salmon fishing anywhere on the West Coast, or world for the matter.
Local area websites, as well as the local Chamber Of Commerce, list loads of year round activities to fit a variety of lifestyles and interests for local residents, newcomers, and visitors alike. To list only a very few I have enjoyed; there is fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, swimming, golfing, beachcombing, rock climbing, skiing, scuba diving, river rafting, gambling, shopping and dancing. In fact, if you enjoy something as a hobby or recreation, the Sequim area has just about anything to do you can imagine. If you enjoy socializing with others, there are local clubs which entertain everything mentioned above and other activities such as; knitting & crocheting, driftwood, wood working, wood carving, craft clubs, lapidary and rock hounding, farmers markets, senior centers, card playing, theater, photography, bird watching, to name those which come to mind. You might want to check out the many links on this website, which can lead you to web pages dedicated to finding out more about these activities.
Click on the map below for a large expanded view of the entire North Olympic Peninsula.