Community news briefs — Nov. 7, 2018

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 1:30am
  • News

‘Focus On’ considers herons, kingfishers

Take a deeper look at the behaviors, adaptations, habitats, conservation status and more of some of the creatures in our area with the “Focus On” series at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

This month’s program, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, will focus on herons and kingfishers.

Cost is $5 for river center members $10 for non-members.

For more information, contact education coordinator Jenna Ziogas at or 360-681-4076.

Sequim Library sale set for Saturday

The Friends of Sequim Library host the group’s monthly book sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. This month’s sale features 30 Disney and other children’s VHS tape movies, multiple volumes about orchid growing, a well-stocked section of Christmas and holiday theme books, a large selection of “Great Scots” magazines (devoted to Scottie dogs and their owners), many “Time-Life Epic Flight” and “Seafarers” volumes, and 39 CDs in the “A to Z Classical Music” series. Cookbooks are on clearance in the outside sales area as well as a large selection of general movie VHS tapes.

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

PC talk looks at American history, law

Phyllis Bernard, Professor Emerita of Law will offer a lecture titled “Is It Really As Bad As It Seems? Finding Courage and Hope in American History and Law” as part of the Studium Generale series, set for 12:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

At the Nov. 8 Studium, Bernard will offer a perspective on what she calls “the rhythm and rhyme of America’s past and present” and a basis to find common ground to build America’s future. Her presentation will include some graphic images and discussion of violence in many forms.

This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dean Janet Lucas at jlucas@ or 360-417-6221.

Webinar, discussion on tap, genealogy group

The Genealogy Society of Clallam County hosts its monthly meeting starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 501 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles. Anyone interested in their family’s history is welcome to attend.

The free program features a webinar followed by a discussion.

Participants are encouraged to come 15-20 minutes early to register, visit and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. The meeting ends around noon.

For more information, call 360-417-5000, Tuesday through Friday, between 10 a.m.-4 p.m., or visit

Delays set around Lake Crescent

Four-hour delays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. are planned for US Highway 101 at Lake Crescent beginning Monday, Nov. 12, to remove a rock hazard. Because of the unpredictable nature of the rock removal operation, Olympic National Park officials say four-hours delay may also be needed on Nov. 13 and 14, depending on progress of the project.

To avoid a delay, drivers should plan to be through the area prior to 9 a.m. For information in real-time, check the WSDOT Traffic Alert website at

Fundraising flapjacks

A pancake breakfast to benefit KSQM Radio is set for 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Sequim Prairie Grange,290 Macleay Road. Cost is $5 per person, $3 for children younger than 10. For more information, call Loretta Bilow at 360-582-0100.

Mosaic sets drumming circle, monthly dance

Clallam Mosaic, a local nonprofit empowering people with special needs, hosts a dance from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church at 510 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles.

Prior to the dance, a drumming circle will be held from noon-1 pm. Led by Dave Luebbert, the cost is $3, and drums will be available.

Cost of the dance is $7 at the door, and includes a light meal. Accompanying caregivers attend for free, though donations are accepted to defray the cost of the meal.

Celebrating Thanksgiving, the menu features deviled eggs, turkey, mashed potatoes, corn casserole, green beans, cookies and pumpkin pie. Coffee, tea and water are available.

The next drumming circle and dance are scheduled for Dec. 8, and will be a holiday celebration.

For more information, visit

Need health insurance?

Olympic Medical Center’s certified application counselors are offering free assistance to anyone interested in signing up for individual health insurance plans during open enrollment which runs through Dec. 15.

Counselors will be available to provide information and assistance on weekdays from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and on two Saturdays — Nov. 10 and Dec. 8 — from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at OMC’s Patient Financial Services office, 519 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles.

For more information, visit or call OMC certified application counselors at 360-417-7111.

Waterhouse promotion with sheriff’s office

On Nov. 1, sheriff Bill Benedict held a ceremony to promote Corrections Deputy Sandra Waterhouse to the position of Corrections Sergeant with the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.

Waterhouse was selected after a rigorous testing process where she placed first among the candidates.

She was assigned the position of Provisional Corrections Sergeant in July 2018.

Waterhouse was hired in April 2008 as a part-time corrections officer and received several Commendation Awards including a Meritorious Service Award in 2017 for her outstanding work as Acting Sergeant.

OMC sale gives back to community

A charitable sale featuring work by local artist Jeff Becker is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12-13 at Olympic Memorial Hospital’s east lobby, 939 N. Caroline St., Port Angeles, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14-15 at the Olympic Medical Center, Service Building, 840 S. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

Hosted by the Olympic Medical Center Auxiliary, 50 percent of the sale’s purchases go to the purchase of medical equipment, scholarships and local community projects. Art includes handmade ceramic tiles, fused glass, jewelry, anodized aluminum, horseshoe nail art, painted scarves and cars.

Birds and beverages

An informal gathering of birders of all abilities, organized by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, is set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W Washington St. Anyone interested in birds is invited; meet other birders, learn where to find birds, share favorite spots, get bird-feeding information, share bird photography tips, discuss research and more. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. For more information, visit olympicpeninsulaaudubon

City sets meeting on human services on tap

The City of Sequim hosts a public meeting to get feedback on ideas that were generated at a recent human services visioning meeting from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St.

The visioning meeting focused on the areas of physical health, mental health, substance use disorders, sheltering and food insecurity. Service providers in these areas met to develop possible new solutions that would better serve the Sequim community.

For more information, contact Assistant City Manager, Charisse Deschenes at 360-681-3432 or

Author book-signing set for Nov. 14

Salty Girls-Sequim Seafood Co. hosts an open house for the release of local author Lisa Preston’s third novel, “The Clincher: A Horseshoer Mystery,” from her mystery series, from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 210 W. Washington St. Books will be available for purchase and aspiring writers are encouraged to connect with Preston and learn about the path to publications.

Preston is the author of “Orchids and Stone” and “Measure of the Moon.” She is also the author of several non-fiction books and articles on the care and training of dogs and horses. Learn more at

Senior Nutrition menu

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, Nov. 8: Green salad, chicken parmesan, egg noodles w/marinara, fruit, dessert

Friday, Nov. 9: Cole slaw, baked fish, rice pilaf, peas, dessert

Monday, Nov. 12: CLOSED (Veteran’s Day)

Tuesday, Nov. 13: Cucumber salad, beef stroganoff, egg noodles, baked tomato, dessert

Wednesday, Nov. 14: CLOSED.

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