Community news briefs — Jan. 9, 2019

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 1:30am
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Friends set library sale

The Friends of Sequim Library hosts its monthly book sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. This month, newly-donated books include an entire section devoted to Great Britain, both fiction and non-fiction. For homeschoolers there is an assortment of middle school math texts. Also available are books about Northwest fly fishing, a selection of graphic novels and German language fiction and non-fiction. Foreign language instruction is available in the reference section. DVDs in the inside sales area are half-price.

Proceeds from the sale benefit children’s and adult programs at the Sequim Library.

College STEM Club, NASA set workshop

The Peninsula College STEM Club is partnering with NASA to bring a unique workshop to the House of Learning-Peninsula College Longhouse at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9.

“Native Skywatchers: Bringing Together Cultural and Scientific Knowledge of the Stars” is a workshop that builds on combined decades of experience in what is known as “dual-learning,” or the weaving together of cultural and scientific knowledge, stories and hands-on activities in an environment where neither is dominant over the other. Annette Lee, an astrophysicist and artist and the director of the Native Skywatchers research and programming initiative, leads the event

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sadie Crowe at or 360-417-7992.

Blood drive in memory of Streett family

Bloodworks Northwest hosts the Robby Streett Legacy blood drive and bake sale from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, behind the YMCA of Sequim building, 610 N. Fifth Ave.

Donations go to local hospitals, including Olympic Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.

Street, 16, and his father Robert, both Sequim residents, died in a car crash in Colorado in July 2017.

To sign up for an appointment, text or call Annie Armstrong at 360-477-8508. For more information, see or call 800-398-7888.

Pancake fundraiser set for Sunday

A pancake breakfast is slated for 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children younger than 10. Proceeds benefit the Sequim Prairie Grange Building Fund. For information, call Loretta Bilow at 360-582-0100.

New TV show gets ribbon-cutting

Praise God On The Peninsula, a new weekly television show on Wave Channel 21, celebrates joining the Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon-cutting at noon Thursday, Jan. 10, at 1192 E. Washington St.

The show airs at noon on Sundays and 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Shows are also broadcast at www.PraiseGod

Those who would like to help with helping at the event or providing snacks or beverages are asked to contact Talani at PraiseGodOn Call 360-460-2986 for more information.

Mosaic hosts its first dance of 2019

Members of Clallam Mosaic, a local nonprofit empowering people with special needs, host the group’s first 2019 dance on Saturday, Jan. 12, with a new time. The dance is set for noon-2 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles.

Door charge is $8 and includes a light meal. Accompanying caregivers attend for free, although donations are accepted to defray the cost of the meal.

The January menu features tacos, TexMex casserole, cole slaw and sugar-free cookies. Coffee, tea and water are available.

The next dance is scheduled for March 9.

Because the Clallam Night to Shine prom is scheduled for Feb. 8, Clallam Mosaic will not host a dance in February.

For more information, visit

Cemetery commissioner sets Gardiner meeting

The Gardiner Community Cemetery Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. every second Thursday in 2019, starting on Jan. 10. Meetings are held downstairs in the Gardiner Community Center, 1040 Old Gardiner Road; the public is invited to attend.

Singles event set for Saturday

The Sequim Senior Singles January Luncheon & Program, an event for senior singles 55 and older, is set for noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in the clubhouse at Parkwood Estates, 261520 US Highway 101. The event includes a meal and entertainment featuring gospel and country music with guitarist John Baker. Cost is $15. Call 360-460-9093 or email to for more information.

Co-op sets annual get-together

The Co-op Farm and Garden invites all stock-holder members its 84th annual meeting, held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan 21, at The Co-op Farm and Garden, 216 E. Washington St.

This year, members will elect two Board of Trustee positions. There will be reports from the accounting firm Leffel, Otis, and Warwick and from The Co-op Management team.

Attendees will have an opportunity to win Co-op gift cards worth up to $50. Refreshments will be served.

Call 360-683-4111 or see www.theco-opfarmandgar

Beekeepers plan first ’19 meeting

The North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers meet from noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, in the Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles. Learn about beginning beekeeping classes that continue throughout the entire season. Guests and visitors are welcome. See, call 360-460-5635 or email to for more information.

Senior menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4 p.m. at Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, 251 S. Fifth Ave. Suggested donation is $5 (60 and over), $8 guest and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed.

RSVP (at least 24 hours in advance) to 360-683-8491.

Menus are subject to change.

Thursday, Jan. 10: Green salad, barbecue chicken, roasted reds, corn, dessert

Friday, Jan. 11: Waldorf salad, Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, dessert

Monday, Jan. 14: Green salad, combo pizza, fruit cup, dessert

Tuesday, Jan. 15: Chef salad w/egg, tomato soup, sliced oranges, garlic bread, dessert

Wednesday, Jan. 16: CLOSED.

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