Community News Briefs

Citizen of Year nominations due
Nominations for the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year must be submitted to the chamber office, 1192 E. Washington St., no later than 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31.
Nomination forms are available at the office.
The Citizen of the Year Luncheon is at noon Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Sunland Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, Sequim.
RSVP by Friday, Feb. 18, by calling 683-6197 or e-mail

Blood drive scheduled
The Knights of Columbus Council 8455 sponsors a blood drive with the Puget Sound Blood Center from noon-2:30 p.m. and 2:45-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 121 E. Maple St., Sequim.
Scheduling is on first-come, first-served basis. Anyone in good health, age 18 or older, may donate.
Call 582-0452.

Clean water chief
Al Chrisman, city of Sequim wastewater treatment plant chief operator, was elected president of the Olympic Section of the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association and will serve through 2011. The association is a member of the Water Environment Federation, a nonprofit technical and educational organization for water environment professionals in 39 countries.

KONP Home Show
KONP has exhibit spaces available for the 29th annual KONP Home Show to be held Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 26-27, at Port Angeles High School, 304 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles.
Call 457-1450.

Candidates collect for pets
The Clallam County Fair royalty candi-dates sponsor a pet food drive for the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society and area food banks from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Safeway, 680 W. Washington St., Sequim. Any brand of pet food or supplies will be accepted, including food for puppies and kittens. For more information, phone Christine Paulsen at 461-1866.

resuscitation class offered
North Peninsula Building Association offers a first aid/cardiopulmonary resuscitation class to renew a standard eight-hour card from 6-10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 8-9, at the North Peninsula Building Association’s conference room, Midway Business Center, 3430 E. Highway 101, Suite No. 1, Port Angeles. Register by Feb. 4.
Participants whose cards have not expired more than 30 days ago need to take only the refresher class 6-10 p.m. Tuesd ay, Feb. 8.
Members’ cost for the refresher class is $35 and for both days is $40.
Nonmember costs are $50 for the refresher class and $60 for both classes.
Visit, call 452-8160 or e-mail

Play poker for heart health
Two five-seat packages for a special women’s poker evening will be up for bid on eBay this month. Winning bidders will play for fun at an event hosted by Olympic Cellars with a professional dealer provided by 7 Cedars Casino. The Heart Package (eBay # 320645943372) is open for bidding and closes Monday, Jan. 31. The Diamond Package (eBay #320645957564) opens Tuesday, Jan. 25, and closes on Thursday, Feb. 3. Bidding starts at $125 for the package. All proceeds support the Olympic Medical Center Foundation’s heart health programs. Visit

PUD speakers bureau
Clallam County PUD No. 1 offers the free services of its 2011 Speakers Bureau to civic
organizations, schools, business organizations and other groups in the county. Speakers on topics such as renewable energy, outage preparation and the future of rates are available  to speak about programs and services offered by PUD and about issues related to the electric utility industry.
A list of topics and a presentation request form are available at

Fish on the fence benefit
The annual Fish on the Fence Benefit Gala will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at the Port Angeles Yacht Club, 1305 Marine Drive, Port Angeles. A fundraiser for the Feiro Marine Life Center and the Lincoln High School commercial art program, the evening includes a live auction, art displays, appetizers by Marie’s Catering and local wines.
Through Fish on the Fence, local students create marine-themed artwork for the ongoing display on the fence surrounding the Landing Mall.
Tickets are $40, available at the Feiro Marine Life Center, 315 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles.
For more information, call 417-6253 or visit

Fort Casey tales told
Historian Terry Buchanan, author of “The History of Fort Casey and the Defense of the Pacific Northwest,” speaks at History Tales of Clallam County, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, in the Port Angeles City Council Chambers, 321 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles.
Buchanan shares the history of the coast artillery emplacement from the late 1890s to the present. Call 452-2662.

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. 27 — Cook’s choice
Friday Jan. 28 — Broccoli salad, Swiss steak, buttered noodles, green beans, apple crisp
Monday Jan. 31 — Carrot raisin salad, liver and onions, pasta alfredo, mixed vegetables, ice cream
Tuesday Feb. 1 — Green salad, meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes/gravy, glazed carrots, brownie
Wednesday Feb. 2 — Apple slaw, seafood jambalaya, steamed rice, green beans, fruit crisp.

Book discussions continue
Wallace Stegner’s novel “Angle of Repose” is the subject of a book discussion at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Free. Registration not required. Call 683-1161 or visit
Keep the music coming
Caribbean Carnival is the theme for this year’s Port Angeles Symphony auction, to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Sunland Golf and Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive,
Sequim. Dinner catered by Chef Brian Lippert will be served during the live auction. There will be no buyer’s fee charged for this year’s auction.
Tickets are $75 per person. For reservations, call Mark at 457 5579 or visit Golden Raffle tickets are available at $50. The raffle winner will receive his or her choice of any item offered at the live auction. A menu and a list of auction items are available on the website.
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