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Funds for animals

A French flea market to raise money for animals is Dec. 10-23 at Vision Landscape Nursery, 131 Kitchen-Dick Road, Sequim. Gifts for home or garden are available from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday in the heated greenhouse.

All proceeds go to animal welfare groups of the Olympic Peninsula: Peninsula Friends of Animals, Welfare for Animals Guild, the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society and the Northwest Raptor Center.

Call 683-2855 or 360-460-4363.



Live water

Jim Gilliland offers a free live water awareness seminar from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Natural Healing Clinic, 162 S. Barr Road, Port Angeles. Emotional Freedom Technique training and a support group also are available.

Call 457-1515.



Dog training program

Best Friend Nutrition: A Health Food Store for Pets and professional dog trainer Judith Bell launch "The Trainer is in ...!" from noon-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, and 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 680 W. Washington St., Suite B102, Sequim.

The program is for dog owners needing on-the-spot, immediate advice about how to lead their dog into correct behavior using positive reinforcement methods.

Appointments aren't needed for this free service, although a donation to animal rescue is encouraged.

Contact 681-8458, hope@bestfriendnutrition.com or

judith@beaujes.com, 360-797-7979.



Centerpieces created

Henery's Garden Center, 1060 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim, hosts a holiday centerpiece class at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. A variety of greens and berries will be combined with a holder for a taper candle.

The $20 fee includes all materials.

Call 683-6969.



Tender Touches open house

Tender Touches Skin Care Spa, 545 Eureka Way, Sequim, holds a holiday open house from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16. The event includes door prizes valued at more than $500.

Call 681-4363.



Sequim farm owners accepted by association

Sanford and Ila Feibus, of Ila's Place farm in Sequim, were accepted as members of the Northwest Highland Cattle Association. Membership includes more than 95 ranches and farms dedicated to preserving the Highland breed of cattle, recognized by long horns and shaggy coats.

Low numbers once threatened the breed, but the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy priority list now shows Highlands as "recovering."



Unemployment call centers

Unemployment insurance call centers in Washington are now open at 7 a.m. on weekdays to deal with the increasing number of calls. The recent federal extension of benefits, persistent high unemployment and the typical winter peak are driving up the call volumes, according to the state Employment Security Department.

Unemployed workers can help ease the situation by calling during less busy times on Thursday and Friday mornings or by applying online at www.esd.wa.gov.



Showcase open house

The Showcase hosts a holiday open house from noon-

2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at 833 E. Front St., Port Angeles.

Culinary arts students from the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center share their baking skills with holiday cookies.

Call 457-8582.



New hours, inventory

Edenscapes offers new hours and new inventory. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Fiberglass yard art is among the items available.

Contact www.tropicalplantsandgifts.com.



Edward Jones office

accepts food donations

The Edward Jones office of Kristopher Henrikson, 755-C W. Washington St., Sequim, accepts donations of canned and prepackaged food for the needy through Dec. 30 during regular business hours.

Call 582-1547.

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