Community news briefs

Wellness forum on sexuality set
Daryl Trowbridge presents a free WOW! Working on Wellness Forum entitled “Trends in Sexuality: The New Birds and the Bees” at 2:30 p.m. today, June 8, in the second-floor conference room at Olympic Medical Park, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Working on Wellness is a health education program of the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic, Sequim’s free, nonprofit clinic. Call 582-0218.

Pettyjohn retires from board

Brian Pettyjohn has retired from the board of directors for Healthy Families of Clallam County after six years. He has held the position of chairman of the board since April 1, 2007. Chuck Hatten has been elected chairman of the board, beginning July 1.   

OTA plans Tony Awards dinner, auction

Olympic Theatre Arts celebrates the Tony Awards with a gourmet wine-pairing dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at OTA, 414 N. Sequim Ave. The program includes silent and live auctions. Tickets for this special evening are $125 per person, including a $50 tax-deductible donation. Call OTA at 683-7326.

Public hearings on redistricting set
The Clallam County Districting Commission hosts a series of public hearings to seek citizen input on five redistricting scenarios proposed by districting masters Gene Unger and Don Corson:
• June 14, 7 p.m., Forks Council Chambers, 500 E. Division St.
• June 15, 7 p.m., Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St.
• June 16, 7 p.m., Commissioners Meeting Room, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.
Streamkeepers offer volunteer training

Streamkeepers, Clallam County’s volunteer stream monitoring program, is seeking new volunteers to help collect stream health data, perform data entry and analysis, and conduct education and outreach. The free training program begins in June; no previous experience is necessary. To register or inquire, call Streamkeepers at 417-2281, or e-mail For information on Streamkeepers, visit

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 June 9 — Fruit cup, taco salad, dessert
Friday June 10 — Minestrone soup, spaghetti with meat sauce, breadstick, mixed vegetables, dessert
Monday June 13 — Ambrosia, baked ham, scalloped potatoes, steamed spinach, dessert
Tuesday June 14 — Green salad, cheese enchiladas, Spanish rice, refried beans, custard
Wednesday June 15 — Cream of broccoli soup, chicken Caesar salad, garlic toast.

‘Rummage’ sale set

“Rummage for Art,” a sale benefiting Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 11, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at the Vern Burton Community Center, 321 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles.

University women meet
The American Association of University Women will meet for an ice cream social from 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the home of one of the members. For reservations and more information, call Jo Ann at 417-1152.

Audubon potluck, owl talk, are open
The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society holds its end-of-the-year potluck dinner and program at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim. Following dinner,  Mike Pratt, director of wildlife services at West Sound Wildlife Shelter, will present “Owls of Washington.”
Free and open to the public; bring place settings and a dish to share.

Cancer talk on tap

“Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness” is scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 18 in Linkletter Hall, Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles.
Bobbi de Cordova-Hanks and Jerry Hanks speak about “In Sickness and Health: A Survivor and Caregiver Tell Their Story of Tears and Hope.”
Topics include exercise and nutrition for cancer survivors, healing and coping strategies and late effects from cancer treatment.  
A patient panel also is scheduled.
Call 888-362-6260 by June 14.

Peninsula modelers hold show, contest
The North Olympic Peninsula Modelers Society presents its sixth annual Model Show and Contest from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, in Building 204 at Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend. Modelers of all skill levels and ages are invited to participate. Special theme is “100 Years of U.S. Naval Aviation, 1911-2011.” Entry fee for unlimited models is $5/adults, $1/under 18. Admission is $5 adults/$3 under 18.
For more information or contest entry forms, visit or e-mail

Donate for animals
Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, 2105 W. Highway 101 in Port Angeles, seeks help with the following:
• Donations for Jerry’s Medical Fund, a special account for extraordinary medical assistance for animals that may not otherwise survive. Donations may be mailed to Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, PO Box 3124, Port Angeles, 98363, or delivered to the shelter.
• Donations of non-clumping cat litter may be brought to the shelter, or for drop-off in
Sequim, call Kandace Schmidt, 461-2810.
• Mark your calendar for the Sept. 16 “Claws and Paws” golf tournament in Sequim.

Congregation celebrates Shavuot
Congregation Olympic B’nai Shalom will celebrate Shavuot on Sunday, June 12. Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai and in the COBS tradition, this festival is celebrated at Hurricane Ridge. The festival service with singing and celebration will be led by Susan Stombaugh. Afterwards, in keeping with the tradition of a dairy meal, all attendees will conclude the celebration with ice cream sundaes.
Meet in the parking lot of the Olympic Park Visitors Center to carpool up to Hurricane Ridge. Meeting time is 1:30 p.m.

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