Community News Briefs — Jan. 3, 2018

  • Wednesday, January 3, 2018 1:30am
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Local scouts offer tree disposal service

Sequim Boy Scout Troop 1498 is providing post Christmas pick-up service for recycling trees in the Sequim and Port Angeles region for a suggested donation of $15. Call Sue at 360-775-8074 to schedule this service for Saturday, Jan. 6.

Hospital guild shop open Saturday

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s thrift shop located at 204 W. Bell St., Sequim, will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6. The shop has winter fashions for everyone, household items, kitchenware, puzzles, games, books, designers hand bags and more. All white tagged items will be marked half-price. Because of a sharp drop in membership, representatives say the guild desperately needs new volunteers to help look after the shop; call 360-683-7044 for information.

Sequim Citizen of the Year nominees sought

The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year award.

The award is to honor citizens whose volunteer service falls above, beyond and generally outside his/her regular occupation. Two people working jointly in a community project or projects may be nominated to receive a joint award; however, groups of more than two will not be considered.

A minimum of two written endorsements (other than from a relative) must be received for the nomination to be considered.

The nomination deadline is Jan. 31. A group of past Citizen of the Year winners helps judge nominees each year.

Get applications by calling 360-683-6197 or see

Sequim garden club sets meeting for Jan. 8

The Sequim Prairie Garden Club invites the public to hear from Ken Wiersema of the Dungeness River Audubon Center, who presents “Nest Box for Birds” at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the clubhouse at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim.

Get your Zs

Learn how to improve your quality of sleep when Dr. Mike McBride leads “Sleeping Well, Staying Healthy: The power of restorative sleep,” a free program offered at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Sequim Adventist Church, 30 Sanford Lane. Call to reserve a spot at 360-683-7373.

Dine in, donate for Sequim Warming Center

A dine-in fundraising is set for 8-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Black Bear Diner, 1471 E. Washington St., Sequim, with 15 percent of proceeds going to the Sequim Warming Center. The center is a shelter in Sequim for adults and accompanied minors who need to get in out of cold temperatures each winter. The fundraiser also includes raffle tickets for gifts. Call 505-264-0278 for more information.

To donate, mail checks to: OLYCAP – Sequim Warming Center, 823 Commerce Loop, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

Newcomers club set to meet on Jan. 9

The community is invited to the next meeting of the Newcomers’ Club, starting at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive, Port Angeles. The guest speaker is Andra Smith, Executive Director of the Sequim Food Bank, who will talk about the food bank’s mission, vision and values.

Lunch is $20 and begins at noon; the program-only fee is $15. RSVP by noon Friday, Dec. 29, at or or 630-992-5613.

SHS winter ball tickets go on sale Monday

Tickets for Sequim High School’s Winter Ball go on sale Monday, Jan. 8, for $10. The price increases to $15 the week of Jan. 15 and are $20 at the door. Winter Ball is set for Saturday, Jan. 20, from 8-11 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

‘We the People’ set to meet at The Lodge Jan. 20

The community group “We the People” host another discussion set for 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at The Lodge at Sherwood Village, 660 Evergreen Farm Way. The group is facilitated by Donna Little and George Lindamood. The group is not affiliated with a political, religious or commercial organization. There is no fee to participate.

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