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Community news briefs, Dec. 14, 2011

Tribe hosts festive bazaar
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe hosts its annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, and from 10 a.m-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Tribal Center gymnasium, 2851 Lower Elwha Road, Port Angeles.
The event includes jewelry, glass-works and many other gifts, as well as baked goods.

Dream Center hosts party for youth at risk

The Dream Center, 535 E. First St., Port Angeles, will host a holiday celebration for youths ages 13-24 from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20.
Youths are welcome to drop in for food, games, music and gifts. Community donations for the party ­— food, gifts and game prizes such as bus tickets, $5 gift cards, socks and gloves — are encouraged.
The Dream Center provides homeless or at-risk youths with help in housing, employment, education and health, as well as basic needs.
To donate or volunteer, call the Dream Center at 360-565-5048.

Federal Employees not meeting

National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1006, will not meet in December.
The next meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Paradise Restaurant, 703 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

PFOA opens pet food drive, bank
Peninsula Friends of Animals has started its annual Pet Food Drive. Participating businesses in Sequim are the Co-Op Farm & Garden Center, Grey Wolf Veterinary Hospital, Country Care Vet Service, Goin’ To The Dogs, Sequim Safeway, Best Friend Nutrition, Frick’s Home Health, Fabulous Nails and Changes Hair Salon.  
The PFOA Pet Food Bank is open to all low-income families to help keep families together with their pets. To donate, visit the participating businesses, contact PFOA at pfoa@olypen.com or call 452-0414 and leave a message.

Pirate ‘pool party’ on tap

The Port Angeles Library and William Shore Pool crew invite all children to a pirate story time at the pool (255 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles) from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Pirates-in-training are offered all-ages swashbuckling stories, followed by a free swim and an opportunity to “walk the plank.”
Parents or caregivers are welcome to participate in the fun.
The program is jointly offered by the pool and the Port Angeles Library’s Youth Services Department.  
For more information about other Youth Services Events, call the library at 417-8502, visit www.nols.org or e-mail youth@nols.org.

‘Funch’ to fill holiday needs

Strait Occupational & Hand Therapy’s next “Funch: Fun at Lunch” brown bag luncheon is from 12:05-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at 708 S. Race St., Suite C, Port Angeles.
Bring donations of personal hygiene items for all ages to fill the gift baskets. Donations can be dropped off by those unable to attend the lunch. Dessert is provided.
Participants also may bring items for the Port Angeles Food Bank’s Friday Food Bank for Kids.
Space is limited to 10. Call 360-417-0703 to register.

Sweaters, coats available to veterans

Local veterans can get warm sweaters and coats for the winter through Operation Sweaters for Veterans. The sweaters and coats will be distributed from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Monday-Thursday through December at the Clallam County Veterans Center DAV Office, 216 S. Francis St., Port Angeles.
The clothes were collected by Drennan-Ford Funeral Home of Port Angeles as part of a national effort. For more information or to donate new or gently used winter clothing, call Tammy Sullenger at 417-2383.

Schools receive donations from Rotary, Greywolf PTA

On Dec. 3, the Sequim School Board of Directors accepted a $1,000 donation from the Noon Rotary Club of Sequim to purchase books for the Helen Haller Elementary Library’s “Raise a Reader” program.
The board also accepted a $1,000 donation from the Greywolf Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association to help purchase additional fourth- and fifth-grade music curriculum materials.
The next Sequim School District board meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, in the boardroom inside the Performing Arts building at 533 N. Sequim Ave. Call 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 Dec. 15: Soup, patty melt, oven-roasted potatoes, dessert
Friday Dec. 16: Community chicken dinner at Suncrest
Monday Dec. 19: Community spaghetti dinner at Suncrest
Tuesday Dec. 20: Green salad, French dip sandwich, fries, corn, dessert
Wednesday Dec. 21: Spinach salad, poached fish, sweet potatoes, broccoli, dessert.

‘Babe’ set for ‘At the Movies’

“Babe” is the featured movie at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., as part of the Olympic Theatre Arts and City of Sequim “At the Movies” program. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and close at 7:10 p.m. once the movie starts.
Admission is $5 per person. Individuals 16 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Upcoming shows are “The Help” on Jan. 17 and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” on Feb. 15.

Rabies vaccine to be mandatory for pets

Under a new rule, pet dogs, cats and ferrets in Washington must be current on their rabies vaccination starting Jan. 1, 2012.
Rabies is one of the oldest and most deadly diseases and every year in Washington several hundred people have to get the series of rabies shots because of possible exposure to the rabies virus.
Vaccinating pets is one of the most effective ways of preventing rabies.
For more information, visit The Department of Health website, www.doh.wa.gov.  
 
Bad weather may affect school closures
With winter around the corner, Sequim School District officials remind parents, students and staff that there may be school closures or delayed-start days as dictated by the weather.
Officials say they have been informed that beginning now, snow removal and sanding will be minimal to nonexistent during the weekends throughout Clallam County. 
This cutback in snow removal by the county could complicate the decision process for determining a delayed start or closure, Sequim school officials said.

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