The North Olympic Library System celebrates Computer Science Education Week at some libraries next week including The Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to computer science to show that anybody can learn the basics, begins at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Submitted photo

The North Olympic Library System celebrates Computer Science Education Week at some libraries next week including The Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to computer science to show that anybody can learn the basics, begins at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Submitted photo

Community News Briefs — Nov. 29, 2017

Speak with Rep. Kilmer

Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., holds a telephone town hall at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask Rep. Kilmer a question or leave a message with their comments. Residents who would like to join the call can send an email to kilmer.teletownhall@mail.house.gov with their name and phone number by noon on Thursday, Nov. 30.

Candy fundraisers on tap

The Olympic Medical Center Auxiliary hosts a See’s Candy Fundraising Sale at several locations in the coming days and weeks, with proceeds going to the purchase of hospital equipment, Lifeline subscriptions, scholarships for students enrolled in classes for the health care profession, OMC Cancer Center comfort bags, and End Of Life bags.

Sales will be held: 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles; 1-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Olympic Medical Center building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Birds of A Feather Farm, 825 W. Washington St., Sequim.

Contact fundraiseromc@gmail.com or 360-681-5197 for more information.

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.

Hospital thrift shop opens Saturday

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guilds thrift shop, 204 W. Bell St. in Sequim, opens on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This weekend’s sale features China dishware, serving accessories, crystal containers for a festive table, designer handbags, fine jewelry, winter clothing, books, puzzles, furniture and Christmas decorations. All white tagged items will be marked half price. Volunteers and consignors always needed. Call 683-7044 for more information.

‘Winter Care, Feeding in the Garden’

Christie Lassen of Wild Birds Unlimited presents the next Backyard Birding session set for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center in Railroad Bridge Park. Lassen presents “Winter Care and Feeding in the Garden,” which covers general bird feeding, including types of feeders and different feeds for attracting specific birds, with an emphasis on local over-wintering species and clean bird feeding. She will include specific ideas for providing continuing winter water supplies, ways to feed the birds – not the rodents — and meeting the needs of the Anna’s Hummingbird which has started staying here throughout the year.

This is the third of this year’s Backyard Birding series, one hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society. The public is invited to attend any or all of the sessions. For adults over age 18, a $5 is payable for each class. After five classes are attended, a free year of membership in OPAS is offered.

Macintosh meeting set for Dec. 5

Instructor Ray Bensten is the featured speaker at the next Strait Macintosh User meeting, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. 5th Ave., Sequim. The meeting topic is “Apple Watch Series 3 and watchOS 4.” A demonstration will include an overview of what can be done with an Apple Watch, as well the process of how to do it. Features of the new Series 3 Apple Watch will be highlighted as well as what features are included in watchOS 4. The public is welcome. For more information, contact Glenn Gilliam at 360-460-9821 or glenn@mactraders.net.

Libraries celebrate Computer Science Week

The North Olympic Library System, NOLS, kicks off December by celebrating Computer Science Education Week at some libraries. In Sequim, The Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to computer science to show that anybody can learn the basics, begins at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. It also runs at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, and 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. Other events include a screening of “Without a Net: Digital Divide in America” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in PA, and Technopalooza from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 9, in PA. For more information about this and other programs, visit www.nols.org, call 360-417-8500, x7705.

Tourism board vacancies announced

Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau (OPVB), the tourism marketing agency for unincorporated Clallam County, seeks three positions on its nine-member board of directors. All three positions are vacant through end-of-term vacancies. They include: Lodging, 11 rooms or more; Bed & Breakfast; and At-Large (non-lodging, tourism related business). The positions will fill three-year terms, expiring Dec. 31, 2020. Applicants must reside or do business in the unincorporated areas of Clallam County, outside of the city limits of Forks, Sequim and Port Angeles.

For more information or an application, contact Marsha Massey, executive director, at 360-452-8552 or info@olympicpeninsula.org. Applications should be received by today, Nov. 29 for consideration at the board’s meeting on Dec. 18.

Senior 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.

Thursday, Nov 30:

Friday, Dec. 1: Waldorf salad on a bed of greens, seafood melt, grapes, dessert

Tuesday, Dec. 5: Green salad with strawberries, salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, dill carrots, dessert

Wednesday, Dec. 6: Chili, baked potato, broccoli, corn bread, grapes, ice cream sundae.

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