Community news briefs

McEntire sets town hall meeting
Clallam County Commissioner Jim McEntire has scheduled a Commissioner/District I Town Hall at 4:30 p.m. today, Jan. 16, at the Sequim Library meeting room, 630 N. Sequim Ave. There is no agenda, just an opportunity for citizens to discuss their issues with McEntire.

Levy presentation set for Thursday
The Sequim School District has scheduled a second presentation on the upcoming school levy at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Sequim High School library, 601 N. Sequim Ave. For more details, call the district office at 582-3260.

Workshop to help with water rule
The Washington Department of Ecology and Clallam County co-host a public workshop Thursday, Jan. 17, to help property owners obtain mitigation water and apply for building permits under the new Dungeness water management rule that took effect Jan. 2. The workshop is from 4-7 p.m. at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St. For more information, visit the Dungeness Water Management website,

NAMI meets
Clallam County NAMI meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles. Refreshments and a film are provided. NAMI welcomes all family members of people living with mental illness, as well for individuals living with mental illness themselves.

Film pays tribute to soil
“Symphony of the Soil,” the latest film by Deborah Koons Garcia, will be shown at Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way in Dungeness, at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. Filmed on four continents, it highlights possibilities of healthy soil and plants. The screening is free and open to the public.

Princesses vie for Irrigation crown
Four teens, Angela Bentley, 16, Lavee Hess, 16, Christie Honore, 17, and Danyelle Wilson, 16, compete for the Sequim Irrigation Festival crown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Sequim High School Auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave.
Tickets are $5 and available at Gabby’s Gourmet Grub, Pacific Mist Books, Solar City Tanning and the door. For more information, call the Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce at 683-6197.

Juiced on health
Certified Nutritional Therapy practitioner Barbara Bukovnik presents a free talk on the health benefits of cleansing and juicing at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way in Sequim. Bukovnik’s talk covers problems with the “Standard American Diet,” the importance of goal-setting, cleansing, juicing and its benefits, and what foods yield the best results.

New date for Hospital Guild speakers
The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild hosts its monthly Speakers Series, open to the public, and guild meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the community hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave. Michael Currie, PUD #1 advisor, speaks on energy conservation and programs to make a home more energy efficient. For more information, call 683-7044. The series continues on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Commission meets today
The Clallam County Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. today, Jan. 16, at the courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.
The commission will review administrative policies and bylaws, and hear reports on building activity and population projections. Time is reserved for public comment. For more information, call 417-2277.

Sanctuary council to meet
NOAA’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary invites the public to a meeting of the Sanctuary Advisory Council from 9:50 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in Room 160 at the courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. The agenda includes the nearshore oceanographic mooring program and vessel traffic management.
Public comment begins at 12:45 p.m. For details, visit

Grange serves pancake breakfast
The Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, serves a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20.
The menu also includes ham, eggs and beverages. Cost is $5 adults, $3 for children under 10. Proceeds benefit the grange maintenance and operation.

Guild shop open Saturday
The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, featuring winter clothing and household items. All white-tagged items are marked at half price for the sale.
Volunteers always are needed. Call 683-7044.

How to conserve heirlooms
Professional conservator Laura Reutter outlines the best options for preserving family heirlooms and historical family documents at the Jefferson County Genealogical Society meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum. The meeting is free and open to the public. See for more information.

NOLT hosts Day of Service event
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the North Olympic Land Trust hosts a volunteer work party from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the end of Siebert Creek Road, between Port Angeles and Sequim, off U.S. Highway 101.
Volunteers will remove scotch broom in preparation for a spring tree planting. RSVP (not required) to Lorrie Campbell at 417-1815, ext. 7, or

Library friends host storyteller
Friends of the Sequim Library holds its annual general membership meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim.
Musician, storyteller and writer Mitch Luckett presents “Storytelling for the Ages.” The public is welcome.

Judge to be sworn in
John H. Doherty of Beaver has been appointed by the Clallam County Board of Commissioners to succeed now Superior Court Judge Erik S. Rohrer as Clallam County District II Judge. Doherty will serve Rohrer’s unexpired term through Dec. 14.
The public and friends are invited to attend his swearing-in ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Clallam County District II Courtroom, 502 E. Division St. in Forks.

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 (60 and over), $8 guest, and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed. RSVP to 683-8491. Menus are subject to change.
Thursday, Jan. 17: Tossed salad, cheese enchiladas, refried beans, mixed fruit, baked custard
Friday, Jan. 18: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes w/gravy, vegetables, dessert
Monday, Jan. 21: Salad, soup, sandwich, dessert
Tuesday, Jan. 22: Green salad, liver and onions, whipped potatoes w/gravy, green peas, citrus sections
Wednesday, Jan. 23: Ambrosia salad, beef stew, corn, biscuit, sherbet.
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