Community news briefs

County Planning Commission to meet
The Clallam County Planning Commission holds its regular meeting today, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.
Public comment scheduled with a requested limit of three minutes per speaker.

OMC Auxiliary holds jewelry sale

The Olympic Medical Center Auxiliary holds a jewelry sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Nov. 16, at the Medical Services building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. The sale features HZ  brand original limited-production designs.

Fun at Lunch set for Thursday

Strait Occupational & Hand Therapy’s monthly brown bag luncheon, “Funch: Fun at Lunch,” is from 12:05-12:55 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.
This month’s craft project is holiday gift tags. All materials and a dessert will be provided.
Participants are asked to bring an item for the Port Angeles Food Bank to help support the organization’s Friday Food Bank for Kids. Strait Occupational & Hand therapy is at 708 S. Race St., Ste C., Port Angeles.
Space is limited to 10. Call 360-417-0703.
Talk about Puget Sound contaminants set
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center presents a lecture on “Toxic Contaminants in Puget Sound Food Webs with a Special Look at Jefferson County Waters” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Natural History Exhibit in Fort Worden State Park. Admission is by donation.
Jim West and Jennifer Lanksbury, State Department of Fish and Wildlife, discuss pollutants in the food chain and describe the geographic extent of contamination.
For more information, call 360-385-5582 or e-mail

Habitat hosts ‘Soiree’ for homebuilding

Habitat for Humanity hosts its annual Soiree by the Sea from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Port Angeles Yacht Club, 1305 Marine Drive. The event includes hors d’oeuvres, barbecued oysters, wines and beverages, along with an auction.
Tickets, $20, are available at the Habitat ReStore, 728 E. Front Street, Port Angeles, at the door or by calling 681-6780. Visit the website at Proceeds support Habitat’s homebuilding mission.

MoveOn meeting set

State Rep. Bob Hasegawa (D-11th Legislative District) speaks at Clallam County
MoveOn’s meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist meeting hall, 73 Howe Road, Agnew.
There is a potluck at 6:30 p.m. and new members are welcome.
Hasegawa is a sponsor of HB 1320, which aims to create the Washington investment trust. MoveOn is a community of citizens advocating progressive public policy. Call Andrea Radich, 457-6884.

Humane Society begins winter hours

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, 2105 W. Highway 101, has switched to its winter hours and will be open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The public is welcome to visit the shelter during these hours. For more information or to volunteer, call OPHS at 457-8206.

Green Party screens ‘Inside Job’
The Clallam County Green Party will show the Academy Award-winning documentary “Inside Job” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Raymond Carver room of the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. Admission is free.
The film by Charles Ferguson, narrated by Matt Damon, critiques the financial system which led to the 2008 crisis and continuing recession.

Kiwanis Christmas Trees on sale Nov. 25

The Sequim Kiwanis Club holds its traditional Christmas Tree Sale beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25. The lot at Sequim Village Plaza, 609 W. Washington St., will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day until all trees are sold.
There also will be envelopes provided for an after-hours honor system; customers can take a tree, remove the tag and mail the tag with their check to Kiwanis.
Sale proceeds fund Kiwanis projects assisting with youth activities and other charitable organizations.

Community School’s future to be discussed

A community meeting to discuss the future of the Sequim Community School will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the school’s commons, 220 W. Alder St.
Members of the school board will attend. Superintendent Bill Bentley and members of the facilities committee present an update, with time set aside for small-group discussions. Attendees will be asked for input at the end of the meeting.
For more information, call Patsene Dashiell, school district community liaison, at 582-3260.

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. 17: Green salad, Swiss steak, whipped potatoes with gravy, mixed vegetables, dessert
Friday Nov. 18: Chicken dinner at Suncrest
Monday Nov. 21: Cranberry salad, roasted turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, candied yams, corn, pumpkin pie
Tuesday Nov. 22: Spinach salad, beef stroganoff, buttered noodles, green beans, dessert
Wednesday Nov. 23: Green salad, barbecue ribs, baked potatoes, baked beans, dessert.

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