Community News Briefs

President orders flags to half-staff
President Obama has ordered flags at all public buildings flown at half-staff through Jan. 14 “as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona.” On that day a gunman killed six people and wounded 14 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., at a constituents’ meeting in front of a Tucson Safeway supermarket.

Martin Luther King Jr. day of service
North Olympic Land Trust and Sequim High School Environmental Club will sponsor a Martin Luther King Jr. day of service on Monday, Jan. 17, centered on a watershed restoration project on Siebert Creek between Port Angeles and Sequim. Volunteers will work from 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. to remove invasive scotch broom plants from the property. Later projects will allow NOLT to open the property to the public for passive recreational and educational use.
Volunteers will meet at the end of Siebert Creek Road, off U.S. Highway 101. Siebert Creek Road dead ends at the project property.
Bring work gloves, drinking water and rain gear — plus lunch if you are working both sessions. RSVP appreciated. Call Lorrie Campbell, stewardship manager for North Olympic Land Trust, at 417-1815 ext.4.

Friends of Sequim Library holds annual meeting
Friends of Sequim Library hosts its annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.,
Sequim. Members will discuss issues and vote for a vice president and secretary. Pat Neal, writer and fishing guide, is the guest speaker.
Memberships are $10 for individuals and $20 for families. For more information, contact Kate Adams, Friends’ president, at 683-4434.

Genealogy class in Sequim
The Museum and Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley and Clallam County Genealogical Society present a genealogy workshop 9 a.m.-noon Friday-Saturday, Jan. 21-22, at the DeWitt Center, 544 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.
Roberta Griset, the society’s president, and genealogist Virginia Majewski discuss online genealogy, surname and census records research.
The cost is $30 for Museum and Arts Center and Clallam County Genealogical Society members and $35 for nonmembers, paid by check or cash and collected prior to the start of the first class on Jan. 21.
Participants are encouraged to bring laptop computers to the workshop.
Call 683-8110 or visit 175 W. Cedar St.,
Sequim, or

Salmon coalition to meet
The North Olympic Salmon Coalition board will meet from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the Madrona Room at the Shold Business Park in Port Hadlock. Call 360-379-8051 to RSVP or for directions.

Native plants sold
Clallam Conservation District is accepting native plant sale orders through Feb. 16.
The Conservation District uses proceeds from the annual sale to support ecological restoration and educational programs.
Four native plant publications are available to help choose suitable plants: “Tree & Shrub Planting,” “Hedgerows & Windbreaks,” “Common Native Shrubs of Clallam County” and “Common Native Trees of Clallam County.”
Call 452-1912, e-mail or visit
Home-school choices
Homeschoolers for Choices in Education presents a film about democratic schools, including Sudbury Valley School, and information about the newest home-school support program in Washington.
Screenings scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 13, include 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock; 1-3:30 p.m. at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. and 4:30-6 p.m. at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. The program repeats 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Jefferson County Library.  
For information call Rose Marschall 360-808-2662.

Serenity House annual meeting set
Serenity House of Clallam County’s board of directors will hold its annual meeting from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, in the Community Room at Tempest Permanent Supportive Housing, 535 E. First St., Port Angeles.
Community partnership awards and Sally Garnero Awards will be presented to exceptional volunteers at the Port Angeles and
Sequim thrift stores. The board also will elect 2011 officers, review the agency’s 2010 accomplishments and introduce new employees.
Board members are president Brando
Blore, vice president Brandel Sundt, treasurer Robert Tulloch, secretary Patsy Feeley, Roger White, Jennifer Parker and Candace Burkhardt, all of Port Angeles, Lynn McAleer of Sequim and Al Wang of Joyce.
RSVP by calling Serenity House, 452-7224.

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 Jan. 13 — Cook’s choice
Friday Jan. 14 — Fruit cup, hot roast beef sandwich with gravy, mashed potatoes, zucchini, custard
Monday Jan. 17 — Closed for holiday
Tuesday Jan. 18 — Caesar salad, spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, green beans, mixed berries with cream
Wednesday Jan. 19 — Ambrosia, roast turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing, pears.

Seabird mystery
“A case for Sherlock Holmes: mystery of the largest seabird mortality event attributed to a harmful algal bloom” is the subject of a free program at the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society’s meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim.
Dr. Mary Sue Brancato, resource protection specialist, NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, will describe efforts to identify the cause of the seabird die-off in September 2009.

Call 681-6325.
Learn to wire-wrap
Jewelry designer Paulette Hill teaches a wire-wrapping class — making pendants by wrapping stones with wire — from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at R&T Crystals, 158 E. Bell St., Sequim. Class fee is $25; all materials and tools are provided. Preregistration is required. Call 681-5087.

Sequim Presbyterian Fellowship service planned
Sequim Presbyterian Fellowship holds a worship service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16,
at the Holiday Inn Express, 1441 E. Washington St., Sequim. The Rev. Paul Kohler of
Port Townsend delivers the sermon. Call 452-4781.

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