Community News Briefs

Community News Briefs

Veterans Day open house

Sequim Valley Chapel holds a Veterans Day open house for veterans and their families from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at 108 W. Alder St., Sequim.

A mini flag will be given as a token of appreciation and to acknowledge veterans' service to their country. Call 683-5242.

Nippon project hearing set

A hearing on the adequacy of the final environmental impact statement issued for Nippon's Biomass Cogeneration Facility Project will be held at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, in the Port Angeles City Council Chambers, 321 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles.

Seeking help with holiday cheer

The Sequim Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few more musical groups that like to sing or play holiday music to help with the organization's Holiday Harmony efforts.

Chamber officials are scheduling for the first three Saturdays in December to have performers in downtown Sequim.

Those interested or who know of music groups are encouraged to call the chamber at 683-6197 or e-mail

Bring your toys

The Sequim Irrigation Festival committee is seeking donations for the "Royalty Toys for Sequim Girls & Boys" toy drive.

Boxes are to be placed in Reef Tanning, Hardy's Market, Safeway, Hurricane Coffee and the Sequim Chamber of Commerce from Nov. 18-Dec. 15.

For more information, e-mail to:

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 Nov. 11 - Closed for holiday

Friday Nov. 12 - Green salad, corned beef, steamed cabbage, glazed carrots, strawberry whip

Monday Nov. 15 - Cream of tomato soup, grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, fruit cup, fries, rice pudding

Tuesday Nov. 16 - Fruit ambrosia, roast turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, pumpkin pie

Wednesday Nov. 17 - Green salad, lemon baked fish, confetti rice, steamed spinach, ice cream sundae.

Teen center receives grants

"The Club," the teen center of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, received approval in October for two grants to support its programming efforts. The Benjamin N. Phillips Memorial Trust is providing $14,000 to support the club's evening program. The Ben and Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust is providing $1,000 for two eight-week programs: "Girls Night Out" a health education program, and "Get Fit," a program for teen boys.

Volkswalk planned for marina

Olympic Peninsula Explorers plans a John Wayne Marina Club Volkswalk on Saturday, Nov. 13.

The group meets between 9-9:15 a.m. at QFC Foods, 990B E. Washington St., Sequim.

The 4.35-mile/7-km or 7.45-mile/12-km walk includes country roads and the Discovery Trail. The 4.35-mile option does not go down to John Wayne Marina. Strollers and pets with leashes are allowed.

The club plans to explore the Discovery Trail extension toward the 7 Cedars. Rest rooms are on the route. Call 681-5405.

Reading for hunger

Writers from Peninsula College read from their newest works to benefit the Port Angeles and Sequim food banks at the annual "Reading for Hunger Relief" event, set for 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, at the Port Angeles Public Library Raymond Carver Room, 2210 S. Peabody St.

A $5 donation is requested. For $10, attendees get a chapbook containing the readings.

The event is co-sponsored with Alan Turner of Port Book and News, who provides refreshments.

Toys for Tots

The Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Program started its annual toy collection.

Merchants will exhibit posters and receive new unwrapped toys in a collection box.

Call 582-3824 or visit

School tour set for Nov. 16

Sequim School District has scheduled the first of two school tours for the 2010-2011 school year for Tuesday, Nov. 16, beginning at 9 a.m.

The tour features Helen Haller Elementary and Sequim High School, which celebrates its centennial this year. (In 1911, the first ninth-grade class was added to the Sequim School District.)

To register for the tour that includes lunch, call the district office at 582-3264 or send an

e-mail (including phone number) to mdashiell

Meeting for the birds

Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Dr. Peter Hodum, visiting assistant professor at the University of Puget Sound and co-director of the Juan Fernandez Islands Conservancy, discusses the threatened bird communities of Juan Fernandez Islands, both marine and terrestrial.

For more information, call 681-4076.

Free Thanksgiving dinner

A free community Thanksgiving dinner will be held at noon Thursday, Nov. 25, at Queen of Angels Church, 209 W. 11th St., Port Angeles. For more information, call organizers Reath Elofson at 460-3558, Colleen Williams at 452-3952 or Cindy Crumb at 477-1252.

Science and Cinema

Washington State University Beach Watchers of Clallam County presents "Science and Cinema" from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in Room 160 at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Activities include sorting micro-plastic samples from Hollywood Beach and Salt Creek, to help the Port Townsend Marine Science Center learn more about the area's plastic pollution problem. Visit

Then the group has a dessert and recipe exchange and watches "Shallow Seas," an hourlong segment of the BBC series "Planet Earth."

To RSVP or for more information, call 565-2619.

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