Community News Briefs — Jan. 10, 2018

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 1:30am
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McTakeover helps OPA

Olympic Peninsula Academy hosts a “McTakeover” from 5-7 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Sequim McDonalds, 107 S. Seventh Ave. A portion of proceeds go to support students at Olympic Peninsula Academy. Call 360-461-1568 or email to for more information.

Sequim Yacht club sets annual meeting

The general meeting of Sequim Bay Yacht Club is set for 7:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 10, at John Wayne Marina, 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road. The guest speaker is John Tullis, ferry captain for the Washington State Ferry System. Tullis has served with the state’s ferry system, the nation’s largest, for 32 years and has been ferry captain for the past 20. He will answer questions about service aboard these boats.

See for more information.

Pancake breakfast on tap at Sequim Grange

A pancake breakfast is set for 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Sequim Prairie Grange 290 Macleay Road, Sequim. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children younger than 10. Proceeds benefit the Sequim Prairie Grange Building Fund. For information, call Joy Barrett at 360-683-7021.

High winds, rain slated for Thursday

A severe weather alert has been issued for most of Western Washington, with wet and blustery conditions predicted for Thursday, Jan 11. A strong frontal system is expected to move through the region. Rivers will rise and the Skokomish river in Mason County could get up near flood stage late in the day. Gale force winds are likely over the coastal waters and perhaps over the inland waters.

Studium hosts Peace Corps volunteers

Peace Corps volunteers Shewa Dedeke and John Lovejoy share their story of living and working in the East African country of Rwanda when they offer “Love in the Land of a Thousand Hills,” a free Studium Generale presentation set for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. The event co-sponsored with the House of Learning, PC Longhouse and the Foothills Writers Series. For more information, contact Dr. Kate Reavey at

Book sale on tap at Sequim Library

The Friends of Sequim Library hosts its monthly book sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Friends’ building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Of special interest are publications about military aviation, lighthouses across America and five volumes of The New England Historical and Genealogical Register from 1852-1891. There is also a collection of Marvel graphic novels and 79 issues of the Japanese manga genre series titled “Maison Ikkoku.” Proceeds from the sale benefit children’s and adult programs at the Sequim Library.

Second Saturday series begins Jan. 13

The Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation is kicking off the 2018 Second Saturday Series with a screening of the documentary “Lifted: A Ski Film for the Rest of Us,” set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Wine of the Waterfront in downtown Port Angeles. Admission is a suggested donation of $10. Mountain khaki cozies go to the first 20 attendees.

All proceeds go to support the nonprofit Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation.

Events help fundraise for United Way

United Way of Clallam County has a pair of upcoming events that help raise funds for the community organization’s annual campaign.

From 4-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, Sergio’s Hacienda & Cantina, 205 E. Eighth St. in Port Angeles, will donate 20 percent sales made during event hours to United Way. See

From 6-9 p.m., Coyote BBQ at 201 E. Front St., Port Angeles, hosts a hot wing-eating competition with prizes and more. Coyote BBQ will donate $1 from every pint ordered during event hours to United Way. See

United Way of Clallam County is now 80 percent of the way to this year’s $800,000 campaign goal. The organization will be collecting donations until March 31, 2018.

Help with clean-up

The North Olympic Land Trust is partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula’s Carroll C. Kendall Unit in Sequim and the Port Angeles School District’s AmeriCorps Program to host a cleanup along the Olympic Discovery Trail for the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, from noon-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15. Exact cleanup locations along the trail have yet to be determined. Register to volunteer at Call 360-683-8095 or see

Library friends set annual meeting

The Friends of Sequim Library’s annual meeting is set for 1:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in the council chambers at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St. The guest speaker is Shelley Taylor Morgan, whose career in films, television,and radio will be touched upon, followed by questions from the audience. The program will be followed by a business meeting and donation presentation to the Sequim library. All are welcome. Call 360-683-1665 or email to for more information.

New in Town talk set for Jan. 17

If you are new to Sequim or considering relocating to Sequim, the “New in Town Conversation” gathering has been designed for you. Meet other newcomers, learn more about the history of Sequim, volunteering opportunities and about how to handle the stresses and strains of relocation. Events are from 2:30-4:30 p.m. each third Wednesday every other month at First Federal, 333 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. RSVP to Catherine Mich at 582-1081 or The next event is Jan. 17 with guest speaker Mary Jane Duncan from Clallam Mosaic, a group that helps people with developmental disabilities.

Learn about investing

Learn all about “Investment Rules of the Road” at a free presentation from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Edward Jones financial advisor Philip Trowbridge focuses on 10 fundamental concepts of investing and potential strategies to help build wealth. All are welcome at this informational presentation geared toward people new to investing — for retirement planning, saving for college or other personal goals. Diversification, risk, balance, goals and realistic expectations will be discussed. There will be time for questions following the presentation. Free resource booklets will be available for attendees to take home.

Email to, call 360-683-1161 or see for more information.

Get trained to help with Volunteer Hospice

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County is hosting its 2018 volunteer orientation from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at 540 East Eighth St., Port Angeles.

The nonprofit has opportunities to serve, including positions such as delivery driver, IT and office support, respite caregiver and more.

Volunteer Hospice has been serving the community for 40 years, providing end-of-life care, lending medical equipment and supplies, offering education programs, grief support groups, one-on-one bereavement services and specialized workshops on living alone.

To learn more about Volunteer Hospice, see, find the organization on Facebook or call 360-452-1511.

‘Tea With a Purpose’

Faith Baptist Church, 7652 Old Olympic Highway, hosts “Tea With a Purpose,” a fundraising event for raising awareness of human/sex trafficking in the Puget Sound area, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Speaker Christine Gilge of Tacoma gives an informative presentation, and tea and light snacks will be served. Tickets to the event are $12 each and can be purchased online at, at Port Book & News in Port Angeles or at the door. Donations go to Adorned in Grace in Tacoma, a bridal wear boutique that raises funds for this cause. Email to for more information.

Cooking class set

A plant-based Indian cuisine cooking class is set for Monday, Jan. 22, at Sequim Adventist Church, 30 Sanford Lane. Jeannette Martens, owner of The Hungry Elephant Catering and Culinary Instruction, will share some of her popular recipes such as red lentil dal and basmati brown rice, cabbage and chana (chickpeas), vegetable korma, beet bhaji salad, cucumber raita, dosas (similar to crepes) and chutney. Fee applies. Deadline to register is Jan. 18. For more information, call 360-683-7373.

Habitat for Humanity sets annual meeting

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County hosts its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St., Port Angeles. The group will look at 2017 successes and plans for 2018. RSVP to Find more information at

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