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Peninsula Friends of Animals announces the selection of Danette Grady as its first executive director. Grady, pictured here with Andy, one of the cats at PFOA’s no-kill shelter, was previously the public relations director for Living Free Animal Sanctuary, where she was employed for 18 years. She developed, implemented and maintained its public relations program.   - Submitted photo
Peninsula Friends of Animals announces the selection of Danette Grady as its first executive director. Grady, pictured here with Andy, one of the cats at PFOA’s no-kill shelter, was previously the public relations director for Living Free Animal Sanctuary, where she was employed for 18 years. She developed, implemented and maintained its public relations program.
— image credit: Submitted photo

B&G Phone-A-Thon up to $92,000

The Campaign for Kids is coming to a close this month and organizers are closing in on the $110,000 goal for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula.

Volunteers and staff held the clubs’ annual Phone-A-Thon on June 12 and raised just over $10,000, twice their goal, and as of early this week the campaign’s total is $92,000, said Janet Gray, the clubs’ resource development director. Gray said they intend to fundraise the difference before the campaign ends on June 30. Campaign for Kids is one of the Sequim and Port Angeles clubs’ three largest annual fundraisers along with their auction and golf tournament.

For more information, visit 400 W. Fir St., call 683-8095 or visit bgc-op.org.

Deaf Community to gather for annual picnic

The sixth annual Deaf Picnic is scheduled from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the home of Dean and Michele Mangiantini, 26 Walker Ranch, Port Angeles.

It is a potluck so bring enough food for 20-40 people. Also bring a cooler with ice and chairs. The couple will provide corn on the cob, hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, coffee, tea, water and pop. For questions, e-mail deanman@olypen.com.

CCGS puts on an open house Saturday

The Clallam County Genealogical Society will host an open house from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at its research facility, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Everyone is welcome to come and use its books, computer data bases and volunteers’ expertise to further their research into their family history.

A beginning genealogy class also will be given from 1:30-3 p.m. The class will introduce the beginner to methods used to record his or her family history and how to evaluate and find records.

A $5 donation is requested to cover the cost of materials. To preregister or seek more information, call 417-5000 Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lions cooking up crab

The Sequim Valley Lions host its fourth annual crab feed from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Pioneer Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim.

Crab dinners (with side dishes) are $25; veterans with ID receive $2 off.

Music is provided by the Old Sidekicks and Buck Ellard, spirits by The Oasis Bar and Grill and pizza by Domino’s. A silent auction and raffles round out the day’s activities.

All proceeds benefit the Sequim Valley Lions Club and local charities.

Science comes to peninsula libraries

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is bringing its Altered States program to the North Olympic Library System’s Port Angeles and Sequim libraries. Both presentations will be on Tuesday, July 1, at the Sequim Library at 10:30 a.m. and at the Port Angeles Library at 2 p.m.

OMSI’s Altered States program is presented in conjunction with Fizz Boom Read, NOLS’s annual summer reading program for young people, which runs through Saturday, Aug. 2, at all four NOLS libraries: Port Angeles, Sequim, Clallam Bay and Forks.

SARC sets meeting date

The Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center board of commissioners has moved its July 9 meeting to July 16. The change is for July only; in August the board returns to meeting the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings are 5 p.m. at Fifth Avenue Retirement Center, 500 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim.

Call 683-3344.

Elwha documentary to debut Thursday

A “pre-release” test screening of “Return of the River,” a 71-minute feature documentary about the Elwha River’s remarkable journey will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at Peninsula College Little Theater, Port Angeles.

Sponsored by the John Gussman, one of the filmmakers, this is a special opportunity for the local communities at the heart of “Return of the River” to view and comment before the film goes into broad release in fall 2014.

Donations are welcome at the door to help support distribution costs of the film.

Find more information about the project at www.elwhafilm.com.

Country fair planned

Soroptimist International of Port Angeles, Noon Club (SIPA), will be celebrating Soroptimist Strong with an old-fashioned country fair, at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Armory Square Mall, 228 W. First St., Port Angeles.

There will be line dancing lessons, fun photo booth, a petting area provided by the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, booths featuring information and items for sale, food, beer and wine.

Proceeds will benefit Soroptimist projects. Admission is a $10 at the door. Prospective Soroptimist members are free with a SIPA member.

Sequim Senior Nutrition menu set

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, June 26: Ambrosia, cheeseburger w/fixings, tater tots, watermelon

Friday, June 27: Salad, hot turkey sandwich, whipped potatoes, vegetable, dessert

Monday, June 30: Salad, spaghetti, vegetable, dessert from Sinclair Place

Tuesday, July 1: Green salad, beef stroganoff, mashed potatoes, peas/carrots, honey dew melon

Wednesday, July 2: Tossed salad, turkey chow mien, steamed rice, stir-fried vegetables, fresh pineapple

 

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