Dungeness fishing to close for hatchery salmon
The Dungeness River will close to salmon fishing from Nov. 8-30 after state officials projected not enough coho will return to the hatchery to meet egg take goals. Closing the salmon fishing season on the Dungeness will increase the number of hatchery fish available for broodstock and help ensure future hatchery returns, state officials said this week. The Dungeness River will remain open to trout and steelhead fishing per rules listed in the “Sport Fishing Rules” pamphlet. The river may re-open to coho if broodstock needs are met prior to the end of November, when the coho fishery was originally scheduled to close. For more information, call the Region 6 Office at 360-249-4628.
New-in-town group to meet today
If you are new to Sequim or considering relocating to Sequim, the “New in Town Conversation” gathering has been designed for you. Meet other newcomers, learn more about the history of Sequim, volunteering opportunities and about how to handle the stresses and strains of relocation. Events are from 2:30-4:30 p.m. each third Wednesday every other month at First Federal, 333 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. RSVP to Catherine Mich at 582-1081 or email@example.com. The next event is Nov. 15 with guest speaker Mary Jane Duncan from Clallam Mosaic, a group that helps people with developmental disabilities.
Rep. Kilmer to hold telephone ‘town hall’
To hear from constituents about key issues, U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) will hold a telephone town hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. Participants will have the opportunity to ask Kilmer a question or leave a message with their comments. Residents of the Sixth District who would like to join the call can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with their name and phone number by 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13. Residents who sign up before the deadline will receive a phone call on Nov. 14 inviting them to the town hall.
Friends’ Book sale on tap Saturday
The Friends of Sequim Library will hold its monthly book sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Friends’ building behind the Sequim Library at 630 N. Sequim Ave. This month’s special featured items include an extensive selection of science fiction novels, informative bird behavior and identification books, mysterious “The Cat Who” collection (30+), Christmas-related items, several genres of music CDs and an assortment of DVD movies. Proceeds from the sale benefit children’s and adult programming at the Sequim Branch Library.
Chat with the mayor
The City of Sequim “Coffee with the Mayor” program continues in November. Administrative Services Director Sue Hagener joins mayor Dennis Smith at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, A Latte Amore, 649 W. Washington St. The mayor will be at a published location each month to listen to anyone who wants to chat, ask questions, express a concern or make a comment about the city or the community. Contact Smith at email@example.com for more information.
Talk on internment camps slated for Nov. 15
Japanese-American sisters who spent years in American internment camps share and answer questions about their experiences at a free event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Sequim cyclist talks of wheeled adventure
Leilani Sundt, a cyclist in her 70s who recently completed a bike ride from the Canadian/Washington border to the California/Mexico border with two other riders, talks about her experience — and a serious accident — at a free presentation at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Fit4Life Studio, 1245 W. Washington St. During the first part of the ride Sundt was hit by a truck and ended up in the hospital. She recuperated, then finished the ride. Call 360-928-7107 for more information.
Operation Christmas Child drop-off sites to open
From Nov. 13-20, you can bring your Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, letters of encouragement and more to the Sequim drop-off location at Eastern Hills Community Church, 91 Savannah Lane, Sequim. Drop-off times are: 3-7 p.m., Nov. 13; 1-4 p.m., Nov. 14; 1-3 p.m. Nov. 15-17; 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 18; 1-3 p.m., Nov. 19 and 10 a.m.-noon, Nov. 20. For a list of participating drop-off locations and hours outside of Sequim, visit samaritanspurse.org/occ.
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The shoebox gifts are delivered to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty, and famine. This year peninsula residents hope to contribute more than 12,000 shoebox gifts toward the 2017 global goal of reaching 12 million children.
Learn about our roots from ‘The Long Haul’
Examine the roots and the routes of human migration from our beginnings in Africa, and trace our oft-branching journey into the 21st century at “The Long Haul: Stories of Human Migration,” a presentation set for 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Led by Humanities Washington speaker David Fenner, this talk explores the push and pull factors that cause human migration, which in turn can help understand more fully events in headlines and better know the mosaic of peoples who settled in the Pacific Northwest. Call 360-683-1161, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.nols.org for more information.
Hear about carbon fiber manufacturing
The public is invited to learn about carbon fiber manufacturing from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Composite Recycling Technology Center, 2220 W. 18th St., Port Angeles. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions of the Advanced Manufacturing/CNC-Composite Technology team and learn more about the growing field. Chat with faculty, students and staff, tour the labs and see what Peninsula College students have been making. For more information, contact Emma Jones at email@example.com.
Honor a local school employee with award
Shipley Center Impact Award was created in partnership with First Federal to honor a Sequim School District employee who is making a difference, by going above and beyond, and making a positive impact on our community. Nominations are currently being taken for any Sequim High School staff member, and are due by Dec. 1. For the nomination form or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Michelle Rhodes at 360-683-6806.
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 through Jan. 15. Counselors will be available to provide information and assistance from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at OMC’s Patient Financial Services office, 519 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles
For more information visit WAHealthPlanFinder.org or call OMC certified application counselors at 360-417-7111.
Elks Lodge bazaar set for Nov. 25
The Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, hosts its annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25. The bazaar features one-of-a-kind items, holiday décor, glass, jewelry, clothing and more. Lunch is served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. To be a vendor or for more information, call Karen Lewis at 360-460-0380 or email to email@example.com.
Get help for anxiety, depression issues
A confidential, supportive group is forming locally, for participants seeking practical and creative ways of living with depression and anxiety. The group will use both participant and facilitator expertise to expand and strengthen the coping strategies needed in everyday lives. The group limit is eight; pre-registration is required by calling 360-531-4157. The group is facilitated by Diane Porter, M.A. and Ph.D candidate-somatic psychology.
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 9: Green salad, meatloaf, mac-and-cheese, broccoli, cookie, pears
Friday, Nov. 10: closed (Veterans Day)
Tuesday, Nov. 14: Green salad, hamburger pie, peas, dinner roll, oatmeal cookie and apricots
Wednesday, Nov. 15: Broccoli salad, chicken ala king, over biscuits, cut corn, dinner roll, cantaloupe.