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Click it or Ticket at Nighttime returns

The Washington State Patrol, Clallam County Sheriff's Office and Sequim Police Department will partner for the Click It or Ticket at Nighttime emphasis patrols between Nov. 17-Dec. 7. These extra seat belt-focused law enforcement patrols are supported by the Clallam County DUI Task Force and are federally funded through the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.



College poets to read for hunger relief

Peninsula College's Foothills Writers Series and Port Book and News are joining together to combat hunger. On Saturday, Nov. 15, they present the 13th annual Reading for Hunger Relief program at the North Olympic Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles. The reading begins at 7 p.m. in the Carver Room.

The reading is part of a national effort by writers all across the country who share their work with audiences every fall in order to provide much-needed additional funding for their local food banks.

Writers who will be sharing their work include Alice Derry, Jim Fisher, Carmen Germain, Bruce Hattendorf, Michael Mills and Charlotte Warren.

Audience members can purchase a chapbook containing work by participating writers for $10, which includes admission to the benefit. A food donation or $5 is requested from those who do not wish to receive the chapbook but would like to attend. All proceeds go to the Port Angeles and Sequim food banks.



Rockin' at the post

District 14 VFW Ladies Auxiliary will be having a "rock-a-thon" from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. The money raised will be used for the Voice of Democracy and other youth programs. District 14 auxiliaries are in Forks, Port Angeles, Sequim, Brinnon and Port Hadlock. Members of the auxiliaries will be rocking for an hour at a time at each post home. The public is invited to the post homes to cheer them on. Donations are welcome. Those interested in sponsoring an auxiliary can call district president Betty Marshall at 683-3049.



First Federal offices

collection points for coat drive

First Federal will collect new and gently used coats from Nov. 12-Dec. 15 for the Salvation Army Warm Coat Drive. Warm coats may be dropped off at any Sequim or Port Angeles First Federal branch. Coats collected will be distributed from the Salvation Army located at Second and Peabody streets in Port Angeles. The staff at First Federal has participated in this worthy cause for several years and hopes that you, too, will want to help in keeping someone warm this year.



Wanna be a writer?

The Sequim branch of the North Olympic Library System will offer a session for aspiring but don't know how to get started "wanna-be" writers from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18. Local columnist and published author Ruth Marcus will inspire you to write and self-publish. She will give you tools for getting the creative juices flowing and for getting rid of that inner voice that says you have no talent. The Sequim Library is at 630 N. Sequim Ave. For more information about the library or the "wanna-be" writers session, contact branch manager Keitha Owen at kowen@nols.org, call 683-1161 or go to www.nols.org and click on "Sequim Branch Library."



Red Cross recruits local volunteers

The American Red Cross is recruiting volunteers willing to respond to local emergencies such as fires, flooding, rain storms and earthquakes that may affect the area. The Red Cross provides training to equip volunteers to prepare for and assist at times of disasters. Red Cross volunteers help a family recover from a house fire, staff a shelter for evacuated persons and provide support for responders or relief services to victims. Volunteers also are needed to be instructors in CPR and first aid as well as to provide reception services in the office. An orientation session about the diverse volunteer opportunities in the Olympic Peninsula Red Cross Chapter is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Red Cross office, 151 Ruth Place, in the Carlsborg Business Loop. For more information, call 457-7933.



Be prepared

There will be a free community open house on food and water home storage from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 15, in the cultural hall at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 815 W. Washington St., Sequim. This open house is extensive and will include resource displays, "how to" demonstrations as well as printed reference materials to take home. There will be a video and information on how to prepare your neighborhood to be a team in time of emergency. This is a community event to which all families are invited to stroll through the various displays, ask questions and obtain resource material to help prepare your family for any potential time of need. The purpose of the open house is to encourage the community to work together in preparing for any type of emergency.



Dems celebrate

Clallam County Democratic Club will meet for a victory party at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Pioneer Memorial Park clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim. The public is welcome.



Celebrate new 'free clinic' in Sequim

Sequim's "free clinic," the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic, will host an open house from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14. The clinic, which has just dedicated its new Wellness Center to founder Mary Griffith, R.N., will host those interested in seeing its new facilities at Sequim Medical Plaza, 777 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Refreshments will be served.

The clinic now has four examination rooms, comfortable waiting and intake areas, computer facilities and work areas for its volunteer medical providers and the many other volunteers who sustain the clinic's work in treating uninsured and underinsured patients from the Sequim area. The clinic has an active Chronic Healthcare Clinic to provide its patients with ongoing care by a single provider and is inaugurating its Wellness Program for 2009. The Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is open to patients on Monday and Thursday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. Donors can reach the clinic's development director Leslie Lauren at 683-0610 or the clinic at 582-0227.



Assured Hospice open house, memorial

Assured Hospice of Clallam & Jefferson Counties is celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month during November and will have a open house from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at 24 Lee Chatfield Ave.

It also will host its semi-annual memorial service to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have died. The service is 4-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Sequim Valley Chapel, 108 W. Alder St., Sequim. All are welcome.





Olympic Peninsula Resource

Advisory Committee has openings

Olympic National Forest supervisor Dale Hom invites interested citizens to become nominees for the Olympic Peninsula Resource Advisory Committee. Application forms must be received at the Olympic National Forest supervisor's office by Nov. 24. RAC members represent a wide range of interests including recreation, commercial industry, environmental issues and interests of the public. The committee's duties include reviewing proposed land management projects that are on or adjacent to the Olympic National Forest and recommending which projects to fund. Projects are located in Mason, Clallam, Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties. Meetings are held at least once and up to four times per year at a location on the peninsula. For additional information, contact Donna Nemeth at 360-956-2274 or Bill Shelmerdine at 360-956-2282.



Dump yard waste for half price

The compost facility at the regional transfer station accepts yard waste such as grass, leaves, plant prunings and small branches. From Nov. 15-22, yard waste will be accepted at the compost facility at half price. The cost to dispose of yard waste up to 220 pounds will be $2.50 rather than the regular $5 fee. Cost per ton, regularly $43, will be reduced to $21.50 per ton. The facility is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 3501 W. 18th St., Port Angeles. For more information, call 417-4874 or 417-4875.



Have breakfast, support the food bank

Several North Olympic Peninsula businesses have partnered to host a harvest breakfast fundraiser and food drive from 9-

11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Irwin Dental Center, 620 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles. The breakfast is $5 per person or one bag of food per person. Items of specific need are diapers, baby food and formula, powdered milk, canned goods, rice, dried or canned beans, pasta and pet foods. All proceeds go directly to the Port Angeles Food Bank. For information, call 457-0489.





Click it or Ticket at Nighttime returns

The Washington State Patrol, Clallam County Sheriff's Office and Sequim Police Department will partner for the Click It or Ticket at Nighttime emphasis patrols between Nov. 17-Dec. 7. These extra seat belt-focused law enforcement patrols are supported by the Clallam County DUI Task Force and are federally funded through the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.



College poets to read for hunger relief

Peninsula College's Foothills Writers Series and Port Book and News are joining together to combat hunger. On Saturday, Nov. 15, they present the 13th annual Reading for Hunger Relief program at the North Olympic Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles. The reading begins at 7 p.m. in the Carver Room.

The reading is part of a national effort by writers all across the country who share their work with audiences every fall in order to provide much-needed additional funding for their local food banks.

Writers who will be sharing their work include Alice Derry, Jim Fisher, Carmen Germain, Bruce Hattendorf, Michael Mills and Charlotte Warren.

Audience members can purchase a chapbook containing work by participating writers for $10, which includes admission to the benefit. A food donation or $5 is requested from those who do not wish to receive the chapbook but would like to attend. All proceeds go to the Port Angeles and Sequim food banks.



Rockin' at the post

District 14 VFW Ladies Auxiliary will be having a "rock-a-thon" from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. The money raised will be used for the Voice of Democracy and other youth programs. District 14 auxiliaries are in Forks, Port Angeles, Sequim, Brinnon and Port Hadlock. Members of the auxiliaries will be rocking for an hour at a time at each post home. The public is invited to the post homes to cheer them on. Donations are welcome. Those interested in sponsoring an auxiliary can call district president Betty Marshall at 683-3049.



First Federal offices

collection points for coat drive

First Federal will collect new and gently used coats from Nov. 12-Dec. 15 for the Salvation Army Warm Coat Drive. Warm coats may be dropped off at any Sequim or Port Angeles First Federal branch. Coats collected will be distributed from the Salvation Army located at Second and Peabody streets in Port Angeles. The staff at First Federal has participated in this worthy cause for several years and hopes that you, too, will want to help in keeping someone warm this year.



Wanna be a writer?

The Sequim branch of the North Olympic Library System will offer a session for aspiring but don't know how to get started "wanna-be" writers from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18. Local columnist and published author Ruth Marcus will inspire you to write and self-publish. She will give you tools for getting the creative juices flowing and for getting rid of that inner voice that says you have no talent. The Sequim Library is at 630 N. Sequim Ave. For more information about the library or the "wanna-be" writers session, contact branch manager Keitha Owen at kowen@nols.org, call 683-1161 or go to www.nols.org and click on "Sequim Branch Library."



Red Cross recruits local volunteers

The American Red Cross is recruiting volunteers willing to respond to local emergencies such as fires, flooding, rain storms and earthquakes that may affect the area. The Red Cross provides training to equip volunteers to prepare for and assist at times of disasters. Red Cross volunteers help a family recover from a house fire, staff a shelter for evacuated persons and provide support for responders or relief services to victims. Volunteers also are needed to be instructors in CPR and first aid as well as to provide reception services in the office. An orientation session about the diverse volunteer opportunities in the Olympic Peninsula Red Cross Chapter is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Red Cross office, 151 Ruth Place, in the Carlsborg Business Loop. For more information, call 457-7933.



Be prepared

There will be a free community open house on food and water home storage from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 15, in the cultural hall at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 815 W. Washington St., Sequim. This open house is extensive and will include resource displays, "how to" demonstrations as well as printed reference materials to take home. There will be a video and information on how to prepare your neighborhood to be a team in time of emergency. This is a community event to which all families are invited to stroll through the various displays, ask questions and obtain resource material to help prepare your family for any potential time of need. The purpose of the open house is to encourage the community to work together in preparing for any type of emergency.



Dems celebrate

Clallam County Democratic Club will meet for a victory party at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Pioneer Memorial Park clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim. The public is welcome.



Celebrate new 'free clinic' in Sequim

Sequim's "free clinic," the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic, will host an open house from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14. The clinic, which has just dedicated its new Wellness Center to founder Mary Griffith, R.N., will host those interested in seeing its new facilities at Sequim Medical Plaza, 777 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Refreshments will be served.

The clinic now has four examination rooms, comfortable waiting and intake areas, computer facilities and work areas for its volunteer medical providers and the many other volunteers who sustain the clinic's work in treating uninsured and underinsured patients from the Sequim area. The clinic has an active Chronic Healthcare Clinic to provide its patients with ongoing care by a single provider and is inaugurating its Wellness Program for 2009. The Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is open to patients on Monday and Thursday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. Donors can reach the clinic's development director Leslie Lauren at 683-0610 or the clinic at 582-0227.



Assured Hospice open house, memorial

Assured Hospice of Clallam & Jefferson Counties is celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month during November and will have a open house from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at 24 Lee Chatfield Ave.

It also will host its semi-annual memorial service to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have died. The service is 4-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Sequim Valley Chapel, 108 W. Alder St., Sequim. All are welcome.





Olympic Peninsula Resource

Advisory Committee has openings

Olympic National Forest supervisor Dale Hom invites interested citizens to become nominees for the Olympic Peninsula Resource Advisory Committee. Application forms must be received at the Olympic National Forest supervisor's office by Nov. 24. RAC members represent a wide range of interests including recreation, commercial industry, environmental issues and interests of the public. The committee's duties include reviewing proposed land management projects that are on or adjacent to the Olympic National Forest and recommending which projects to fund. Projects are located in Mason, Clallam, Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties. Meetings are held at least once and up to four times per year at a location on the peninsula. For additional information, contact Donna Nemeth at 360-956-2274 or Bill Shelmerdine at 360-956-2282.



Dump yard waste for half price

The compost facility at the regional transfer station accepts yard waste such as grass, leaves, plant prunings and small branches. From Nov. 15-22, yard waste will be accepted at the compost facility at half price. The cost to dispose of yard waste up to 220 pounds will be $2.50 rather than the regular $5 fee. Cost per ton, regularly $43, will be reduced to $21.50 per ton. The facility is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 3501 W. 18th St., Port Angeles. For more information, call 417-4874 or 417-4875.



Have breakfast, support the food bank

Several North Olympic Peninsula businesses have partnered to host a harvest breakfast fundraiser and food drive from 9-

11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Irwin Dental Center, 620 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles. The breakfast is $5 per person or one bag of food per person. Items of specific need are diapers, baby food and formula, powdered milk, canned goods, rice, dried or canned beans, pasta and pet foods. All proceeds go directly to the Port Angeles Food Bank. For information, call 457-0489.



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