Community news briefs

Carlsborg Community Advisory Council
There will be a Carlsborg Community Advisory Council meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, at the PUD facility at 110 Idea Place in Carlsborg. The meeting is to provide an update on the sewer planning process. Please contact Carol L. Creasey for more information at (360) 417-2423.


ONP head to speak at Audubon meeting

The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society meets at 7 p.m. today, May 16, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road in Sequim. Acting ONP Superintendent Todd Suess speaks on the Elwha River Restoration project. The program is free.

Law Day celebrated
The Clallam County Bar Association and Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers host their annual Law Day luncheon at noon Friday, May 18, at the North Olympic Skills Center, 905 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles.
The guest speaker is state Supreme Court Justice Charles K. Wiggins. Cost is $9.50; RSVP to Terri at 452-9137.

Children’s Advocacy Center open house set
Healthy Families of Clallam County hosts an open house at its new Children’s Advocacy Center from 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 18, at 1210 E. Front St., Suite C, in Port Angeles.
The new center provides a safe and less intimidating environment for child victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse and neglect. RSVP to 452-3811.

Watershed workshop scheduled
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe hosts a workshop on the Dungeness Watershed Action Plan from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, May 23, in the Red Cedar Hall, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Sequim. Interested citizens can join with the Dungeness River Management Team to prioritize restoration and recreation projects within Olympic National Forest. A spreadsheet and maps are posted at To RSVP or send comments, e-mail

Bridges Out of Poverty offers training
Bridges Out of Poverty of the Olympic Peninsula offers a one-day training session for those who work with or wish to help people in poverty from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and again from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Olympic Vineyard Church, 3415 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles. Cost is $30; to RSVP, call 360-477-5168.
Big flea market support Basques’ visit
The fourth annual Multi-Church Flea Market Fundraiser will be held at the Sequim High School cafeteria, 601 N. Sequim Ave, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Funds raised support a student exchange program for Basque youth from northern Spain. E-mail or call 207-0037.

Genealogist offers new approach
The Clallam County Genealogical Society hosts Brian Pettyjohn’s presentation, “An Alternative Approach to Inverted Pyramid Genealogical Research,” from 9:45 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 19, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall,  525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. The meeting is free and open to the public. Visit

Land Trust holds annual meeting
The North Olympic Land Trust holds its 2012 Annual Meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Elwha Heritage Training Center, 401 E. First St., Port Angeles. Priorities for conserving peninsula lands will be discussed. The public is invited to the free event. RSVP by e-mailing or calling 360-460-8823.

Foreclosure program slated
The Port Angeles Library will host informational programs focused on tenants’ and homeowners’ rights concerning eviction and foreclosure. The programs will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23; and from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, May 29. The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 417-8513 or visit

Forum on ending homelessness set
Everyone interested in ending homelessness is invited to attend the Shelter Providers Network of Clallam County’s 2012 Annual Planning Forum from 8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 Lopez Ave., Port Angeles. The theme is “Into the Future: Planning to End Homelessness — 2016.” RSVP to 452-7224 or e-mail

Nearshore meeting on tap
The North Olympic Group of the Sierra Club and the Coastal Watershed Institute host a workshop meeting about a partnership program between federal, state and local agencies and groups to study the nearshore in Clallam County at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Trinity United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim.
For more information, call Robert Sextro at 683-7643 or visit

Free ‘Healthy Solutions’ seminar set
Sherry Fry, NTP, presents “Grains, Sweeteners and Oils” at a free Healthy Solutions seminar at noon Wednesday, May 23, at the Sequim Transit Center, 152 W. Cedar St., Sequim.

Birds, gnomes find homes in sale
The Olympic Medical Center Auxiliary holds a sale of birdhouses, gnome homes and bird feeders made of all-natural recycled materials from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Sequim Medical Services Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave.

Boating safety class offered
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 42 sponsors a boating safety class from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Port Angeles Fire Station, 102 E. Fifth St. The class leads to the required boating card for those under 40.
Cost is $15. Call Sylvia Oster at 360-223-8762 or e-mail to register.

Community dinner arrives early
The free community dinner at Trinity United Methodist Church is 6 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at 100 Blake Ave., Sequim. Usually the last Thursday of the month, the dinner is a week early in May to avoid conflict with preparations for the church’s rummage sale. Make reservations by phoning the church at 683-5367 between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. by May 23, or e-mail
Free declutter workshop set
Brenda Spandrio, aka The Declutter Lady, hosts a free workshop, “Unlock the Secrets of Decluttering When You Don’t Know Where to Start,” from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Quality Inn, 134 River Road, Sequim. For more information or to RSVP, call Spandrio at 360-504-2520.

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 is $5 and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed. RSVP to 683-8491. Menus are subject to change.
Thursday May 17: Beet salad, corned beef and cabbage,  potatoes, carrots, dessert.
Friday May 18: Salad, baked chicken, buttered pasta, vegetable, dessert
Monday May 21: Salad, spaghetti, veggie, garlic bread, dessert
Tuesday May 22: Spinach salad, beef Stroganoff, buttered noodles, green beans, dessert
Wednesday May 23: Fruit cup, barbecue, ribs, sweet potato, zucchini, dessert.

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