Community news briefs

Back to Eden
A documentary filmed on Chicken Coop Road east of Sequim will premier on the peninsula at 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 9, at the Port Angeles High School auditorium, 304 E. Park Avenue, Port Angeles. The film, “Back to Eden,” follows Paul Gautschi’s journey in developing sustainable organic growing methods in his garden.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are by donation. For more information go to

AAUW meets

The Clallam County Branch of the American Association of University Women meets at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Cafe Garden, 1506 E. First St., Port Angeles. Note the later time.
Darlene Whitney speaks about her work as a research assistant in the department of surgical pathology at Stanford University. For reservations, call Marty at 452-2084.

OPHS needs dog food, cat litter

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, 2105 W. Highway 101, Port Angeles, is in great need of non-clumping cat litter and dry dog food. Call 457-8206.

State liquor stores open on Veterans Day
All state-run liquor stores will be open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11.
Contract liquor stores also may be open. Contact contract stores directly for their holiday operating schedules.
Store information is available on the Washington State Liquor Control Board website at
Grange holds pancake breakfast
Sequim Prairie Grange hosts a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at 290 Macleay Road. Cost ($5 adults, $3 children 10 and under) includes juice, ham, eggs, and all the pancakes you want. Call 681-4189.

‘Living Stones’ ministry subject
Pastor Eric Wangen-Hoch speaks about the Living Stones Prison Ministry during the 9:30 a.m. worship service and during the education hour from 10:45-11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 W. Lopez St., Port Angeles. Living Stones is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Prison Congregations of America inside of the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton.
For more information see or call 452-2323.

Music Live with Lunch presents orchestra
Music Live with Lunch presents the Port Angeles High School Chamber Orchestra at noon Tuesday, Nov. 15, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.,
Sequim. Under conductor Ron Jones, the group has won many local and national competitions and has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
The chamber orchestra performs music by Purcell, Elgar and Dvorak.
Admission is $10, a portion of which goes to Sequim-area charities. Purchase tickets at the church. Call ahead at 452-0495.

Get tickets now for Thanksgiving dinner
The Sequim Senior Activity Center holds a Thanksgiving dinner at 11:30 a.m. and at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 921 E.  Hammond St., Sequim.
Tickets are $10 for members and $12 for non-members and must be purchased by Thursday, Nov.  17.
Call the center at 683-6806 or e-mail

Friends of SARC meet Nov. 17
The November meeting of the Friends of SARC (Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center) will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at SARC, 610 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. The goals of the group are to promote community involvement, to increase visibility of SARC and to enhance affordability for all community residents. The meeting is open to passholders and non-passholders. For more information, call 683-3344 or e-mail

Bachelor’s degree info session set at P.C.
Earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in environmental studies from Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment in Port Angeles.
For more information, come to a meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Peninsula College, University Center. Program details are online at or call 417-6521.
Child care group
has new chief
Jenna West is the new director of the ChildCare at the Commons, the Serenity House of Clallam County child care center at 2203 W. 18th St., Port Angeles. She follows Susan Poulson, who retired after six years as director.
A day care teacher and program supervisor for more than seven years, West is a graduate of the Peninsula College Early Childhood Education Program and a mother of two.
The ChildCare at the Commons serves families who live or work on the west side of Port Angeles. Call 452-9595.

Totem pole presentation offered Nov. 18
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe holds an indoor presentation on the tribe’s totem poles, history and legends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in the Red Cedar Hall at the JKT Community Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Blyn.
The cost is $10 at the door. Refreshments are served. RSVP to tourism coordinator Eric Adams, 360-775-5302.

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. 10: Broccoli slaw, baked fish, steamed rice, vegetable, dessert
Friday Nov. 11: Closed for Veterans Day
Monday Nov. 14: Spaghetti dinner at Suncrest
Tuesday Nov. 15: Cottage cheese with fruit, chef salad, garlic bread, dessert
Wednesday Nov. 16: Pea salad, liver and onions, whipped potatoes with gravy, corn, dessert.

Test of Emergency Alert System today
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. The message says, “This is a test” for both radio and television and will last 30 seconds to a few minutes. Locally, the Emergency Alert System (EAS) is tested regularly but the test ensures the system works through the nation.

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