Community News Briefs — Nov. 22, 2017

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 1:30am
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Scouts to go a-caroling

Local Girl Scouts will be caroling from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Centennial Square (corner of Washington Street and Sequim Avenue) in Sequim. The scouts will be collecting non-perishable items for their annual food drive. Call 360-809-0111 for more information.

Get your holiday trees in national forest land

The Olympic National Forest announced last week that permits for holiday trees are available for purchase through Saturday, Dec. 23.

Permits are available at the Sequim Visitor Information Center between 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sundays; call 360-683-6197.

All fourth graders are eligible for a free Holiday Tree permit through the national Every Kid in a Park initiative. For students to receive a free tree permit, they must present a valid paper voucher printed from the Every Kid in a Park website at

Donate toys for local youths

The Windermere Toy Drive begins Friday, Dec. 1, and runs through Dec. 19. Windermere Real Estate offices in Sequim are collecting items for Toys for Tots. The mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is “to ensure that every less fortunate child in Clallam County knows there is hope for the future, and receives a shiny new toy this Christmas Season.”

Drop off new, unwrapped toys at Windermere Real Estate/Sequim-East(842 E. Washington St., hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday) or Windermere Real Estate/Sunland (137 Fairway Dr., hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday). Call 360-683-4844 for more information.

Final Studium Generale of season set

Steven Ferreira, who founded the organization Beyond Disabilities, will present the final Studium Generale of 2017, set for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

According to the organization’s website, Beyond Disabilities “envisions a world where all people embrace each other’s differences.” The event is free and open to the public.

In addition to his Studium Generale titled “Living a Disabled Life,” Ferreira leads a workshop the same day with his colleague Chitalu Mumba called “Eradicating Bullying” at 2:30 p.m. in the House of Learning/PC Longhouse. The workshop is free but requires pre-registration because of limited space. For more information, or to register for the workshop, contact Dr. Kate Reavey at

Mark calendars for 2018 fellowship event

The Olympic Peninsula Women’s Fellowship urges area residents to mark their calendars for “Untangled and Renewed,” an event set for Feb. 23-24, 2018 at Sequim High School.

The guest speaker is Michelle Pillar.

For more information and to register, see

Senior Nutrition menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4:30 p.m. at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., on Tuesdays-Fridays. Suggested donation is $5 (60 and over), $8 guest and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed.

RSVP to 683-8491. Menus are subject to change.

Closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving break)

Tuesday, Nov. 28: Spring greens, cottage cheese and cantaloupe, broccoli chicken pasta Alfredo, steamed carrots, peanut butter and jam cookie

Wednesday, Nov. 29: Green salad with pickled beets, stuffed squash, asparagus tips, corn bread, dessert.

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