Community News Briefs

Sign up for laughs

Comedy Open Mic at Kelbi's Comedy Stop debuts at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16. Amateurs and pro comedians are welcome to e-mail to sign up for stage time or call Kelbi's at 681-7625 and leave contact information. $5 cover charge for spectators. Kelbi's Comedy Stop is at 10115 Old Olympic Highway, Sequim.

Consciousness workshops

Workshops with Andreas Goldemann, a medical intuitive and consciousness coach, will be Sept. 19-20 and 22 at Unity in the Olympics, 2917 E. Myrtle St., Port Angeles.

"The Magic Power of a Conscious Mind" is from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19.

"Consciousness Chi Playshop" is at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and 22.

Donations are accepted. Call 457-3981.

Bells ring across America

Michael Trebert Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is joining with DAR chapters nationwide to celebrate the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Bells ring at local churches, schools, public buildings and homes at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17.

The DAR will have information about Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, at the public libraries, Pacific Mist Books and Sound Community Bank in Sequim.

For DAR information, call Regent Patricia Graham at 417-1346

Commission nixes meeting

The Clallam County Planning Commission meeting for Sept. 15 is cancelled.

The next planning commission meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the Clallam County Courthouse.

Friends serve dinner

Friends of the Fields serves its 11th annual 100-Mile Harvest Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at Sunland Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, Sequim.

Friends of the Fields is a nonprofit dedicated to preserving Clallam County farmland.

Tickets are $115 per person, $85 is tax-deductible. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Tickets are available online at www.Friends or 681-8636.

Raising children successfully

A 12-week parenting series "The Incredible Years" begins in September and runs through early November.

Parenting Matters Foundation presents the free workshops from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 21-Nov. 4 in Sequim First Teacher, Room 4W at Sequim Community School, 220 W. Alder St. One week will be taken off in October.

The sessions are for parents of children ages 3-8 and include behavior issues, communication, discipline and setting limits, what to expect at certain ages and family management techniques.

Free dinner, child care and books for children are included.

For more information or to sign up, call 582-3428 or 681-2250.

More chances to learn

about native plants

Clallam Conservation District has planned a second, free field workshop on landscaping with native plants, from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22.

Conservation district manager and workshop instructor Joe Holtrop will lead the three-hour hike at the Dungeness Recreation Area adjacent to the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge.

Phone the Clallam Conservation District at 452-1912 ext. 5 to reserve a space.

A free one-hour workshop will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Railroad Bridge Park during the Dungeness River Festival. No pre-registration is required for that workshop.

Read and discuss

"The Namesake," by Jhumpa Lahiri, is the subject for the free North Olympic Library System Book Discussion Group at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Copies of the book are available. Call 683-1161 or visit

Candidates featured

Concerned Citizens of Clallam County hosts the candidates for U.S. Congress 6th District, Norm Dicks and Doug Cloud. The evening also features a debate format with the candidates running for Clallam County prosecuting attorney, Deb Kelly and Larry Freedman. Questions to the candidates may be submitted to by Sept. 22. This monthly FourC meeting is from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St.

Tails to Trails dog walk

Welfare for Animals Guild, a local dog rescue organization, holds its annual Tails to Trails dog walk for rescues Saturday, Sept. 18, at Carrie Blake Park on Blake Avenue in Sequim.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

Activities include checkpoints during the walk, music, food, a "Doggie Decathlon," games for dogs and a raffle.

Call 452-8192 or 582-9636.

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. 24-hours reservation required. Call 683-8491.

Thursday Sept. 16 - Cook's choice

Friday Sept. 17 - Minestrone soup, assorted pizzas, tossed salad, fresh fruit cup

Monday Sept. 20 - Coleslaw, garlic shrimp, steamed rice, peas, apple-walnut spice cake

Tuesday Sept. 21 - Mixed green salad, mustard-thyme-marinated chicken, roasted potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, berries and cream

Wednesday Sept. 22 - Greek salad, cabbage rolls, mixed vegetables, bread pudding.

Use those vouchers

Karen Bert, senior nutrition outreach coordinator for Olympic Community Action, reminds seniors that the vouchers they use at farmers markets have an expiration date and that they need to use them soon. For more information, call 452-4726, ext. 6253.

New way to listen

The North Olympic Library System now offers preloaded Playaway Digital Audio Books to patrons. The palm-sized, self-playing audiobooks are at all branches and are available for holds. About 140 titles are on hand with more to be added each month.

Customers who a visit a library branch from before Sept. 21 can enter drawings to win a Playaway audiobook. One winner will be drawn per branch. For more information go to or call 417-8500.

Beginning computer classes

The Port Angeles Library offers computer classes for beginners.

Preregistration is required; call 417-8500 during library open hours to register.

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