Community News Briefs — Jan. 24, 2018

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018 1:30am
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Education and ombuds workshop set in PA

A workshop for parents and educators presented by the Washington State office of the Education Ombuds will be held from 3-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26 at the Lincoln Center, 905 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles.

Clallam Parent to Parent is sponsoring this discussion, which will cover aspects of individual education plans — including communication between parents and school districts, how to effectively work as a team, how to facilitate transparency and more. Coffee and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Parent-to-Parent coordinator Shawnda Hicks at 360-406-1215 or email to

Clallam genealogical Society hosts open house

The Clallam County Genealogical Society will be having an open house from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the society’s home, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. There will also be a beginning genealogy class from 1:30-3 p.m. Snacks will be available. Call 360-417-5000 to sign up or for more information.

Learn, ask about aging issues

“Senior Health & Living Options: A Panel Discussion” is a community forum designed to answer questions aging issues, set for 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St.Representatives from Home Instead Senior Care, Jim’s Pharmacy, Highland Court, Park View Villas, Crestwood Health and Rehabilitation and Assured Hospice will all be on hand.

Submit questions to the panel in advance by email to, or call Beth at Park View Villas at 360-452-7222.

Learn about going ‘fossil free’

The public is invited to a live stream viewing and discussion of “Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. Co-sponsored by the Clallam County Democrats and Olympic Climate Action, the live stream video presentation is at Clallam County Democratic Headquarters, 124-A, W. First St., Port Angeles. Learn what to do locally to create a fossil-free future, and how to join others in the community who want to organize and work to end the use of fossil fuels. RSVP or learn more about the event at

City of Sequim to host course on local planning

The City of Sequim is hosting “A Short Course on Local Planning,” presented by the Washington State Department of Commerce, from 6:15-9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The course will cover the legal basis of planning in Washington state, comprehensive planning basics, roles and responsibilities in the planning process and open government laws.

To register, call 360-725-3064 or send an email by Jan. 30 to with name, organization and title and indicate that you would like to attend the course in Sequim.

For more information, call the City of Sequim at 360-683-4908.

Coffee, conversations with parent group

The public is invited to attend the Clallam Parent to Parent support group for families providing care to an individual with special needs.

The group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon in the Youth Room at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 Lopez Ave., Port Angeles. The next meeting will be on Feb. 1.

Attendees are encouraged to enjoy some downtime, to discuss and share information about dealing with difficult situations, advocacy for your loved one, obtaining respite for yourself, and finding support for emotional and self-care issues.

No reservations are needed; all are welcome to come enjoy the company, conversation and support.

For more information, contact Shawnda Hicks, Clallam Parent to Parent Coordinator, at 360-406-1215 or

For more information about Parent to Parent, visit

Habitat for Humanity, city teaming up for clean-up

The City of Sequim, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County and Olympic Disposal are partnering for the next Rally in the Alley neighborhood clean-up program, set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3.

Dumpsters will be located at All Safe Mini Storage, 793 South Third Ave., and the vacant lot at the southeast corner of Seventh Street and McCurdy Road.

No tires, appliances, liquid paint, gas, fuel or oil will be accepted. For more information about the disposal of household hazardous waste, visit

Volunteers are welcome and are encouraged to bring trailers, wheelbarrows, wagons, shovels and work gloves. Volunteers should meet at All Safe Mini Storage at 9 a.m.

Contact Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Colleen Robinson at 360-775-3742 or for more information.

Candy fundraiser set in Sequim, Port Angeles

Olympic Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting three See’s Candy Valentine’s Day sales events in Sequim and Port Angeles. Upcoming events include: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2, in the OMC medical building lobby, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Sequim Walmart, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Olympic Medical Center Hospital, 939. Caroline St., Port Angeles.

Proceeds from sales to purchasing hospital equipment, LifeLine subscriptions, scholarships for students enrolled in health care career-related classes, Cancer Center Comfort Bags and End of Life Bags.

Soroptimists set annual fund request process

Soroptimist International of Sequim, a local volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment, has opened the group’s annual request for committed funds.

Organizations wishing to be considered a potential recipient of the club’s 2018-2019 fiscal year committed funds are asked to download an application at, click on “What We Do” and follow to “Committed Funds.” Submit the application by mail to: SIS Assistant Treasurer, PO Box 126, Sequim, WA 98382, or by email to on or before Feb. 23.

Caregivers class starts Feb. 6

“Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a class that helps those who care for a loved one also take care of themselves, starts Tuesday, Feb. 6 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. The class will meet from 9-11:30 a.m. on six Tuesdays, ending March 13. Cost is $30 for the class textbook. Topics include how the caregiver can reduce personal stress, deal with emotions, solve problems, communicate effectively with other family members, make difficult decisions and use community services. The class does not focus on hands-on care for the care receiver.

Pre-registration is required and may be done by contacting class leaders Judy Croonquist at 360-582-1370 or Barbara Parse at 360-683-2113.

Tickets on sale for GOP’s Lincoln Day dinner

The Clallam County Republican Party hosts their annual “Lincoln Day Dinner” starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at The Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road. The event starts with a followed by plated dinners and a no host bar. There will also be both a live and silent auction.

The guest speaker is Republican State Representative Jim Walsh, who made history by being the first Republican in decades to be elected in the 19th District that covers part of Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific and Wahkiakum counties.

The Lincoln Day Dinner is traditionally the Clallam County Republican Party’s largest fundraising event of the year. Because of limited space, there are only 100 tickets being sold for this event. Tickets are $60 per person, $110 per couple. Tables of eight may be reserved for $50.

For more information, visit, stop by the organization’s office at 509 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles, or call 360-417- 3035.

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