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Sequim P.D. collects for food bank
Donations for the Sequim Food Bank can be dropped off at the Sequim Police Department, 609 W. Washington St., Suite 16, between 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, except holidays.
A container is available in the lobby during the holiday season. The food bank accepts canned goods, nonperishable items, toiletries and paper goods. For more information, call 683-7227.

Toys for Tots

Bring a toy or cash donation for Toys for Tots and get photos with Santa, cookie decorating and refreshments from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel, 108 W. Alder St., Sequim. Call 683-5242.

Community School’s future to be discussed

A community meeting to discuss the future of the Sequim Community School will be held 6-7:30 p.m. tonight, 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 582-3260.

Food drop at Castell Insurance open
Castell Insurance is partnering with the Salvation Army to support Operation: Give Thanks. Through Dec. 31, the Castell Insurance office at 426 E. Washington St. in Sequim will be collecting canned goods and other nonperishable food items for donation to the Salvation Army and families in need. The office is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Pacific Mist hosts artist Jean Wyatt

Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St., Sequim, hosts local artist Jean Wyatt during the First Friday Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. Friday,
Dec. 2. Call 683-1396.

Grange holds ‘Handmade Christmas Fair’

Sequim Prairie Grange holds its 33rd Handmade Christmas Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at 290 Macleay Road, Sequim.
There will be more than 30 vendors with handmade crafts and gifts, along with a baked-goods table. Lunch also is  available.
For more information, call Joy at 683-7021.

Senior menu
Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are 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.

Hoopsters to don pink for fundraiser

Sequim High School basketball squads will collect funds to fight breast cancer at their home games in December.
Money raised will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, said SHS girls’ coach Stephanie Lewis.
Both boys’ and girls’ teams will wear pink shoelaces to help raise awareness of breast cancer. Sequim girls also will wear pink during warm-ups.
“We would love to have the community come out dressed in pink to our games,” Lewis said.
For more information, call 582-3600.

Genealogy society hosts holiday potluck
Clallam County Genealogical Society hosts its annual Christmas potluck party from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Sequim Prairie Garden Club Clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St. in Sequim.
Attendees should bring a favorite dish to share and may bring a family heirloom to share its story.
Call the CCGS Research Library/office, 417-5000, to RSVP and coordinate food.

Salmon Coalition invites volunteers
The North Olympic Salmon Coalition holds a volunteer tree planting along Morse Creek from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.
To RSVP and for directions, e-mail Jac at Jentringer@nosc.org or call the NOSC office at 360-379-8051. Bring warm clothes, water, lunch; bring a shovel if possible.

Pet photos benefit Humane Society

On Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m.-noon, Ernst Photography will be providing  pet photos for $10 at the City of Port Angeles atrium, between City Hall (321 E. Fifth St.) and the Vern Burton Community Center. Bring your dog or cat for a photo with Santa (portrayed by City of Port Angeles City Manager Kent Myers). All proceeds benefit the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.  Call 457-8206.

Knit Marathon set

To provide winter hats and scarves to children and adults in need, AmeriCorps members and the Port Angeles Senior Center will host a Knit Marathon Project from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St.
Refreshments are provided. Bring materials for hat or scarf projects (yarn, knit/crochet needles.)
Donation boxes for finished projects are at the Senior Center for one week following the marathon.
Contact Jenny Hoppis (hoppisj3@gmail.com) or D. Bellamente (457-­7004).

Lodge hosts breakfast
Port Angeles Masons Lodge #69, 622 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles, holds an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, Dec. 4.
The requested donation is $8 for adults and $5 for seniors 65+. Children under 10 are free.
Proceeds benefit the lodge’s charity and scholarship funds.

Concert and tea set
The Amanda Bacon Christmas Concert and Tea is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake St., Sequim. The event is sponsored by Aglow International.
A $5 donation is requested. Bring a tea cup to use.
Baby-sitting is available. Call 683-3167 for information.

Bert joins Evergreen Family Village staff
Karen Bert is the new family support specialist for Evergreen Family Village, 2201 W. 18th St., Port Angeles, a Serenity House of Clallam County transitional housing program designed to help homeless families with children achieve self-sufficiency.
Bert formerly was site-services coordinator at Maloney Heights Apartments for single adults.
Call Serenity House at 452-7224.

Friends of Animals Food Drive begins
Peninsula Friends of Animals, a nonprofit, no-kill, cageless animal shelter, has started its annual pet food drive. Local businesses host donation bins at Best Friend Nutrition, Changes Hair Salon, Co-Op Farm & Garden Center, Country Care Vet Service, Fabulous Nails, Frick’s Home Health, Goin’ To The Dogs, Greywolf Veterinary Hospital and Sequim Safeway. The shelter is dependent upon members and the community with donations available for any low-income families with pets.
For more information, contact the shelter at pfoa@olypen.com or 452-0414.

SHS wrestlers tackle food drive
Members of the Sequim High School wrestling team will be at the Sequim Safeway, 680 W. Washington St., from noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, collecting food for the Sequim Food Bank.

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