Kilmer hosts town hall
To hear from constituents about issues that matter to them, U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) hosts a telephone town hall at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. Participants will have the opportunity to ask Kilmer a question or leave a message with their comments.
Residents of the Sixth District who would like to join the call can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with their name and phone number by noon Wednesday, Feb. 14.
Those who sign up before the deadline will receive a phone call around 6 p.m. Thursday night inviting them to the town hall that starts at 6:05 p.m. and last about one hour.
“One of Congress’s biggest problems is people forget about the impact that the decisions they make have on our community. I work for you, so it is important to me that I hear directly from you,” Congressman Kilmer said.
Guild’s bunco party set for Feb. 16
Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s hospital is sponsoring its first bunco party of 2018, set for noon-3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. 5th Ave., Sequim. The event includes prizes, a silent auction and lunch made by guild members (including dessert). Cost is $15 at the door (they open at 11:30 a.m.) with all proceeds going to Seattle Children’s Hospital for uncompensated care. For more information, contact Pam Herd at 360-683-3089 or email@example.com.
Dine for a cause
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser looks to boost Peninsula Friends Of Animals this month. The Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, hosts the dinner from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. The dinner includes garlic bread, salad and dessert. A meatless option is also available. Cost is $10 per person. Special music is provided by Dave and Rosalee Secord. For more about the event, call 360-683-4431 or 360-808-2364. For more about Peninsula Friends Of Animals, see www.safehavenpfoa.org or call 360-452-0414, ext. 3, for more information.
Birding series resumes at River Center
The Dungeness River Audubon Center hosts a monthly family-friendly birding series for outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts through May, where participants will unlock the secrets of different bird families. Each class will explore the unique adaptations, habitats and life-history of local feathered friends.
The series runs 10 a.m.-noon. Sessions are $10 each; pre-registration is not required.
The next session is Saturday, Feb. 17, featuring woodpeckers. Other series dates are: March 17, ducks; April 21, hummingbirds; and May 19, swallows.
For more information, call 360-681-4076 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospital guild’s thrift shop is open Saturday
The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s thrift shop at 204 W. Bell St. in Sequim is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Featured items include a large dog kennel, unique pictures, small end tables with marble tops and new plus-sized men’s jeans. Also included in the sale are home furnishings and accessories, designer handbags, jewelry, gently used clothing for everyone and kitchenware. All white tagged items will be marked half-price. Consignors and new volunteers always needed. Call 360-683-7044 for information.
OPAS members pick their pics for meeting
The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road in Sequim. The evening will be moderated by Christine Heliker. It’s time for society members to choose their best bird photos to show the OPAS audience. Submit bird photos to Heliker at email@example.com.
The show is not a contest; there are no judges and no prizes, and participants are asked to submit no more than 10 photos each. Participants will be asked to say a few words about their photos, such as identity of the bird, location and time of year.
The program is free and open to the public.
Calling all vendors
The Shipley Center is now accepting registration forms for vendors for its second-annual Spring Fling Bazaar set for April 20-21. For a registration form, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 360-683-6806 or go to the Shipley Center’s main office, 921 E Hammond St., Sequim.
Consider the screening
A free presentation of the award-winning film “Consider the Conversation 2” is set for 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St.
The film examines some unintended consequences of American medicine’s success at fighting disease/extending life and sheds light on the important role of the patient/doctor relationship and patient/doctor communication when living with severe chronic disease.
The screening is hosted by the Visiting Nurses Foundation and Assured Home Health & Hospice Foundation.
Community dinner on tap at Trinity United
A free community dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim.
The meal includes turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, coleslaw, dessert and beverages. Reservations are required and may be made by phoning the church at 360-683-5367 between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner or by email to email@example.com. The church presents the dinners on the last Thursday of each month.
Free talk examines how to improve relationships
Couples counselor Doug Blessington will present “Five Ways to Improve Your Relationship” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. The talk will be an interactive event where attendees will have an opportunity to learn and practice skills in a “safe, supportive environment,” Blessington says. For more information, call 360-207-4345.
Group meets to talk Puget Sound recovery
The next quarterly meeting of the Strait of Juan de Fuca Ecosystem Recovery Network (Strait ERN) is set for 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Red Cedar Hall off of Old Blyn Highway in Blyn. The Strait ERN is one of the Puget Sound Partnership’s Local Integrating Organizations working to implement the Action Agenda, the “leadership and coordinating document meant to focus the region around a shared agenda” for Puget Sound protection and recovery. The Strait ERN is a broadly-represented organization that includes all of the tribes and local jurisdictions and most of the non-governmental organizations, educational institutions and key business groups with interest in the Strait of Juan de Fuca Action Area (Strait Action Area). That area encompasses much of Clallam and Jefferson counties extending from Cape Flattery near Neah Bay east to Point Wilson in Port Townsend. Find more information about the Puget Sound Partnership and the Puget Sound Action Agenda at www.psp.wa.gov. For more information on the winter quarterly meeting, contact Strait ERN Coordinator John Cambalik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers sought for Homeless Connect
The Clallam County Homeless Connect event is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Vern Burton Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. Event organizers are seeking volunteers for half- or full-day roles, with sitting and standing positions available.
Contact Bob Dunlap at 360-461-2644 or email@example.com to get an e-mailed volunteer form and find out more information.
The free event includes information and assistance for those in homeless situations about housing, plus ID vouchers, clothing, food, health insurance, haircuts, social and veterans services, legal assistance, vaccinations, urgent dental care, medical services and more.
Get a free bus ride from anywhere in Clallam County to the Vern Burton Center.