School briefs

Library sets storytime hours
The North Olympic Library System offers storytimes for children under the age of 5 at the Sequim branch library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
■ Toddlers, 18 months-3 years: 10 a.m. Wednesdays through May 11.
■ Preschool, 3-5 years: 11 a.m. Wednesdays through May 11.
■ Pajama storytime, all ages: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, and Thursday, May 12.
For more information, call 683-1161.

Gentle Paws comes to P.A.

Olympic Gentle Paws will have its dogs “host” a group read from 11 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 16, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
Bring a book of your own or read one of the Gentle Paws’ selections.
For more information, call Chris Cornell at 681-4440 or e-mail

Pizza, pop, power tools

Peninsula College hosts “Pizza, Pop and Power Tools,” an event for seventh- and eighth-grade girls who are interested in learning about careers in construction.
The event is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Tech. Building at the Lincoln Center, 904 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles.
Come for the day and meet successful women in the construction trades, make a project to take home and learn what option you have for a career in the trades.
The event has a 20-participant maximum.
Those interested must register with Anne Grasteit. Call her at 681-5127 or e-mail

T. Ackley named to Adelphi’s dean’s list

Taylor Ackley of Sequim was named to Adelphi University’s dean’s list for fall 2010.
The school’s dean’s list comprises full-time students — registered for 12 or more credits — who have completed at least nine graded credits and achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above for the semester.
Adelphi is in Garden City, N.Y.

D. Ackley selected for national honor
Dalton Ackley of Sequim recently was selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars.
The society recognizes top scholars for their academic efforts and offers scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, member-only events, publications and online forums. See

Parenting class begins April 7

A free, six-week class helping parents set goals, identify and reduce stress, communicate, cope with tough situations and make decisions to the First Teacher room, Room 4W,
Sequim Community School, 220 W. Alder St., starting in April. The class meets each Thursday from April 7-May 12 and is taught by George and Annette Lindamood.

There will be light refreshments and child care is available. Attendees receive a free book. Enrollment is limited. Call 582-3428 or 681-2250.


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