Items sought for warming center
Volunteers with the Sequim Warming Center, 583 W. Washington St., are seeking more items to help the coldest homeless residents make it through the rest of winter. Items needed include blankets (no afghans), sleeping bags, tents, tent pads, backpacks or wheelies to carry items. No more clothing needed at this time, however. Call Jean Pratschner at 505-264-0278 to arrange drop-off at the center.
In addition, warming center organizers are looking to hire a part-time overnight monitor for the warming center this winter and into the next cold Season. Contact Pratschner or OLYCAP at 360-385-2571 for information.
‘Keeping Our Kids Safe’ forum scheduled for Thursday
A forum aimed at beginning the community conversation on sexual abuse, assault and misconduct, ”Keeping Our Kids Safe” is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Sequim High School Auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave. The event is hosted by “The Beginning” in partnership with Clallam County, City of Sequim, Olympic Medical Center, the Sequim Gazette and Sequim School District. The forum is not suitable for children under the age of 13. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Genealogy class comes to PA
A beginner’s genealogy class titled “I Know Nothing About Genealogy” is be offered on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Genealogical Society of Clallam County’s open house, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.
The open house is scheduled for noon-4 p.m.. The class begins at 1 p.m. and introduces methods genealogists used to discover who ancestors were and their stories.
The community is invited to check out the society’s library collections, do some research and enjoy refreshments.
For more information or to reserve a place in the class, call the research center at 360-417-5000 between 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, or see www.clallamcogs.org.
Sequim mayor to visit hospital guild
The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild hosts its monthly speaker series and business meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the community hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. The public is invited to hear the guest speaker (always first on the program); this month’s guest is Sequim Mayor Dennis Smith, who will address issues of a growing town and will answer questions after his presentation. After a short recess, the guild’s business meeting follows. Light refreshments will be served. Call 360-683-7044 for more information.
Diabetes support group sets meeting
Olympic Medical Center is hosting a diabetes support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Seasons Cafén at Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles. Robin Popinski from Iyengar Yoga discuss movement for strength and balance. Diabetes support group meetings are free and open to the public. Call 360-417-7125 for more information.
Grange benefit set for Feb. 27
Taco Tuesday and a Chinese auction will be held at 5 p.m. at the Fairview Grange, Tuesday, Feb. 27. The event features all-you-can-eat tacos, beans, rice and ice cream. Water, coffee and punch will also be served. Cost is $8; children younger than 12 are free. The auction starts at about 6 p.m. Event organizers welcome desserts and items for the Chinese auction. Proceeds benefit the Fairview Grange Scholarship and Building Funds. Fairview Grange is at 161 Lake Farm Road between Sequim and Port Angeles. For more information, call 360-461-9008.