Community news briefs

Destination Sequim photo contest

The Sequim Marketing Action Committee is seeking photos of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. The members often receive calls for photos of the area and their goal is to expand the currently limited photo library for use in promotional and media materials. Photo credit will be given whenever possible.

The contest is open to all ages and has awards of $100 in each category:

_ Landscape

_ Nature

_ Family

_ Action

_ Eclectic (committee's choice)

The winning photographer in each category will be announced with a brief description included with each photo.

The contest ends at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5.

To enter, contact the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce at 683-6197 or check online at for complete online entry instructions.

Walk with WAG and woof

Welfare for Animals Guild hold its annual Tails to Trails dog walk to benefit homeless dogs on Saturday, Sept. 12. Register, $15 per family and furry friend, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Carrie Blake Park, on Blake Avenue in Sequim.

The event includes games, entertainment, prizes, massages, photos and auctions.

The walk is sponsored by WAG and the Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club. Call 683-2226.

Historical Society sale

offers one-stop-shopping

The Clallam County Historical Society holds its largest fundraiser of the year from

8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Sept. 11-12 and Sept. 18-19 at Lincoln School, Eighth and C streets in Port Angeles.

A "Members Only" sale is 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. Memberships can be purchased at the door on Thursday.

The sale includes furniture, fabrics, hardware, garden items, electronics, records, CDs and videos, men's, women's and children's clothing, kitchen items, linens, crafts and jewelry. There is a "collectible" section and an extensive book section. More items will be added as space allows.

Sale proceeds help finance Clallam County Historical Society operations.

On Sept. 11-12, all items sell at their marked price. Friday, Sept. 18, is half-price day. Saturday, Sept. 19, is buck-a-bag day, and if an item doesn't fit in a bag, prices will be negotiated.

The Clallam County Historical Society was established in 1948 to preserve and interpret the historical record of Clallam County. It has more than 400 members.

Learn about veterans'

educational support

Peninsula College hosts an open house for veterans and their families from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the college's Forks Extension Site, 71 S. Forks Ave., Forks.

College administrators and staff will provide information on veterans' educational benefits, financial aid and the college's Veterans' Club. Representatives from local veterans' support groups also will be present.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call the Peninsula College Forks Extension at 360-374-3223.

Give blood, save a life

Sequim Community Church hosts a Puget Sound Blood Center donor drive on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the church, 950 N. Sequim Ave. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. - closed for lunch from 1:30-2:15 p.m. Anyone under 18 years must have a parental permission note. Appointments are optional, call Ree at 681-7205.

Peninsula College GED

and ESL classes scheduled

English as a Second Language classes begin Monday, Sept. 14, at Sequim

Community School, 220 W. Alder St., Sequim.

The classes are offered from 1-3:30 p.m. and 5:30-

8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The classes are for those for whom English is a non-native language. They include practice in reading, writing, speaking, listening, pronunciation and interaction skills in small group settings.

General Education Development (GED) classes meet four mornings a week, Monday through Thursday, starting Sept. 21. Class hours are 8-11:30 a.m. These classes include small- and large-group instruction in reading, writing, mathematics and basic computer skills. They are designed to prepare students for the GED test for high school equivalency or transition to college classes.

Community residents who have their high school diploma but wish to improve their skills in reading, writing and math also are welcome.

Students may enroll at any time during the quarter. For more information, call Peninsula College at 417-7981 or 417-6382.

Make waste into

valuable compost

A free backyard composting lecture will be presented at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road in Sequim. The presentation will last approximately one hour.

The city of Port Angeles Solid Waste Division is sponsoring the program with assistance from Master Composters of Clallam County and the Department of Ecology's Coordinated Prevention Grants. No preregistration is necessary.

Helen Freilich, waste reduction specialist, will explain how to turn food scraps and garden waste into valuable compost. Examples of compost systems will be on display, including a vermiculture (worm) system. Booklets on compost and natural yard care will be available to take home.

For more information, contact the Solid Waste Division Recycling at 417-4874 or e-mail

Sequim duplicate bridge club

_ Thursday, Aug. 27

1. Wilma Lambert-Sueann Swan; 2. Leonard Hills-Sharon Hills.

__Friday Aug. 28

N/S: 1. Carol Keller-Wilma Lambert; 2. Eileen Rogers-Sueann Swan; 3. Barbara Woodson-Ted Miller; 4. Ruby Mantle-Gloria Runyan.

E/W: 1. Thomas Larsen-Patrick Thomson; 2. Frank Brown-Jim Wiitala; 3. John Anderson-Jack Real; 4. Mona VanDyke-Ted Rogers.

_ Monday, Aug. 31

N/S: 1. Frank Brown-David Jackson; 2. Rick Zander-Bill Farnum; 3. Carol Keller-Charles Williams; 4. Helen Stratton-Paul Stratton.

E/W: 1. Frank Herodes-Nancy Herodes; 2. Jack Real-John Anderson; 3. Barbara Spoerri-Gerry Paul; 4. Gert Wiitala-Jim Wiitala.

For more information on the Sequim Duplicate Bridge Club, call Krys Gordon, club manager, at 681-4308. Potential players who need partners should call Ruby Mantle, 683-5635.

Great Strait Sale

set on Highway 112

The Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway Association sponsors the second Great Strait Sale, a 61-mile yard sale on Highway 112, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12.

Sellers gather at the Joyce Depot Museum parking lot, the Clallam Bay School bus barn and the Village Market in Neah Bay. Many other individual sales will be marked along the highway.

A flier with map and sale ads will be at Wagner's Grocery at Laird Corner and local businesses a few days before the event. Great Strait Sale maps will be at all sale sites the day of the event.

Music and education programs begin

Rally Day, Sunday, Sept. 13, kicks off the fall education program at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim.

A brunch for parents and their Sunday-school-age children will be held about 10:30 a.m., upon completion of the 9:30 worship service. Christian education director Judy Croonquist will describe plans for the fall. Information about adult classes and programs also will be available.

An after-school music program for children, presented from 3-4:15 p.m. each Tuesday, begins Sept. 15, led by Croonquist, Judy Gordon and Sue Ninemires. It includes games, snacks and preparation of music for occasional services and special events at the church.

For information, call the church at 683-5367.

Library friends meet

Sequim Friends of the Library meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. Call 452-9253 for location.

Young professionals meet with candidates

The Peninsula Young Professionals Network and Olympic Cellars Winery will host an event for city council candidates from Port Angeles and Sequim to meet with the community at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Olympic Cellars Winery, 255410 Highway 101, near the Old Olympic Highway intersection. Rep. Kevin Van de Wege also will be attending and participating.

Candidates will have the opportunity to speak on their platform and plans for the community, and attendees will be able to ask questions of the various candidates. Hors d'oeuvres, water and coffee will be provided; wine and soda will be available for purchase.

PYPN is dedicated to building relationships and providing support for area professionals who are young or young at heart. The public is welcome to attend.

Garden club meets

Sequim Prairie Garden Club meets at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at Pioneer Memorial Park clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim. Jan Jones speaks on "Dahlias, Dahlias and More Dahlias."

Jones has raised dahlias for 30 years at Jan's Country Garden in Port Angeles.

Bring a sack lunch, hostesses will serve dessert and coffee.

A business meeting follows. Call 683-7206.

Guild resumes


Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild resumes monthly meetings at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the community hall of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

Phyllis Newland demonstrates seated exercises for seniors.

A business meeting will follow the demonstration.

Parking is available in back of the church and the back door opens directly into the meeting room.

Lions screening finds major health concerns

The Sequim Valley Lions participated with clubs in Port Angeles and Port Townsend to bring the Lions' health screening unit to their areas on Aug. 27-29.

A total of 172 people had their eyes, hearing, heart and blood pressure tested.

Of those tested, 81 had hearing problems, 58 had high or low blood pressure, 40 had visual acuity problems, 26 had high or low blood glucose and 14 had possible glaucoma.

Sequim hosted 46 people for testing on Aug. 29 in front of Safeway.

Poker run set to

benefit Lions

Sequim Valley Lions club holds its first "Indian Summer Poker Run" on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Sign up between 8-10 a.m. at OlympicPower Sports on Peabody Street in Port Angeles.

The ride begins at OlympicPower Sports and goes along Hood Canal, including a stop at Lucky Dog Casino, between Hoodsport and Shelton, where participants will receive their seven-card poker hand draws. The ride ends in Sequim.

Following the ride, at

4 p.m. there will be pizza, prize drawings and awards at The Islander Pizza & Pasta in Sequim. The person with the best five-card poker hand has first pick at a prize.

Cost is $10 per driver plus $10 per passenger.

Proceeds will benefit the Sequim Valley Lions Club community projects and its hearing aid and eye glasses programs.

For more information, call Lion President Betty Wilkerson at 457-5600 or Dave Miller at 457-6574.

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