Community News Briefs

Blood drive

Knights of Columbus Council 8455 is sponsoring a blood drive with the Puget Sound Blood Center from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 3:15-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Maple Street and Sequim Avenue. Scheduling is on first come, first served without any appointments.

Anyone in good health, age 18 or older, may donate. For more information, call 582-0452.

Speaking of pets

Listeners of KSQM (91.5 FM), are invited to tune in for the second annual Pet Lover's Weekend, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 27-29.

The nonprofit station will air interviews with representatives from PFOA, the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society and WAG, announcing animals available for adoption; tell Sequim's pet stories and poems; run informational spots about animal care and play critter-themed music.

Retiring veterinarian and former Sequim Gazette columnist Jack Thornton will be spotlighted through readings from his columns.

For more information, call KSQM at 681-0000.

Learn about composting

A free backyard composting workshop will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St., Sequim.

The city of Port Angeles Solid Waste Division is sponsoring the workshop with assistance from Master Composters of Clallam County and Washington Department of Ecology Coordinated Grant Program. No preregistration is necessary.

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

Got Horses? Got Mud?

A free workshop on farm management is being offered from 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, in Port Angeles, Clallam Conservation District is sponsoring the workshop.

Greg Lange, owner of Draftworks horse logging, is offering a tour of his farm. Participants will learn about the techniques he used to construct a mud-free heavy-use area for his two draft horses, as well as other tips he has used to keep his heavy horses from impacting his land.

Reservations are required. Call Clallam Conservation District at 452-1912 ext. 5 for information and to reserve a spot.

Take care of that small forest

Clallam Conservation District is offering a free workshop for small-forest landowners.

Greg Lange, owner of Draftworks horse logging, and certified arborist Conor Haggerty lead the 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, workshop in Port Angeles.

Participants will hike through a forest and get tips on evaluating tree health, danger tree assessment, selective pruning for view enhancement and restorative timber-stand management using the "worst first" thinning approach.

Reservations are required. Call Clallam Conservation District at 452-1912 ext. 5 for information and to reserve a spot.

Jazz presented at McComb Gardens

Craig Buhler, woodwinds, Sarah Shea, vocals, and Al Harris, piano, present "Chez Jazz" at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, Sequim.

Visit, e-mail or call 681-2827.

Senior menu

Here are the Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus, served at 4:30 p.m. at Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, 251 S. Fifth Ave. Suggested donation $3. Menus are subject to change. Call 683-8491.

Thursday Aug. 26 - cook's choice

Friday Aug. 27 - broccoli slaw, fish and chips, fresh cantaloupe, brownie

Monday Aug. 30 - fruit cup, kielbasa, sauerkraut, roasted potatoes, fruit pie

Tuesday Aug. 31 - soup d'jour, taco salad, fresh fruit in season

Wednesday Sept. 1 - mixed green salad, pork chop, scalloped potatoes, green beans, baked apples.

Emotional freedom group meets

An ongoing emotional freedom technique group meets from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 1 at Inner Harmony at the Natural Healing Clinic, 162 S. Barr Road, Port Angeles.

New and veteran "tappers" are invited to join Rose Marschall, certified EFT coach, to learn advanced emotional freedom technique skills.

Call 457-1515 to reserve a seat.

SARC announces annual closure

The Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center will be closed Sept. 6-19 for scheduled annual maintenance.

This year's maintenance includes:

• complete refurbishing of the racquetball court floors

• installing new drain covers and repainting the bottom of the small pool

• re-grouting tile in the pool area

• replacing the jet pump in the hydrotherapy tub

SARC will reopen at 5:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20.

For more information, call 683-3344.

View and bid on vehicles

The Clallam County Treasurer's Office is holding an online surplus auction that closes at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7. It includes 16 county vehicles and four vehicles seized by the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team.

Viewing of the vehicles is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Clallam County Road Department, 1033 W. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Sale items can be seen on the county website at, under "Online services" then "Surplus Property Sales."

For more information, call Teresa Marchi, chief deputy treasurer, at 417-2250.

Veterans resource fair

Peninsula College hosts a veterans and family resource fair from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Veterans, military personnel and their families are invited.

E-mail or call 417-6224.

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