Community news briefs — Oct. 24, 2018

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Learn at season’s final ‘By the Light of the Moon’

The final “Learn by the Light of the Moon” presentation for the year is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, when Tomás Setubal talks about “Changing Climate and Aquatic Ecosystems in Olympic National Park.”

This free presentation is at the Dungeness River Audubon Center amphitheater, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Setubal is the field lead of Olympic National Park’s Mountain Lakes and Coastal Ecology team. He has spent the last five years collecting water quality and habitat data from tidepools on the coast, to sub-alpine lakes in remote areas of the Olympic mountains. Learn about insights Setubal gained from monitoring these ecosystems, and what clues they have about what to expect in the face of a changing climate.

There is seating in the amphitheater but attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and blankets as well.

Library board sets budget public hearing

The North Olympic Library System’s Board of Trustees meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The board’s agenda includes a public hearing on the library’s draft 2019 Operating Budget. The budget for 2018 is $4,368,570; the proposed budget for 2019 is $4,501,704.

Members of the public are encouraged to share their thoughts at the meeting or, if they cannot attend, call Library Director Margaret Jakubcin at 360-417-8500 x7714, or email to Library

A second public hearing and possible adoption of the 2019 budget is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in Port Angeles.

Find a complete packet of meeting materials at istration.

Have coffee with Sequim mayor

Meet Sequim Mayor Dennis Smith at the next “Coffee with the Mayor” event scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Black Bear Diner, 1471 E. Washington St. Administrative Services Director Sue Hagener joins Smith to answer questions about the city’s proposed 2019 budget.

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.

For more information, contact Smith at

“Be-Witching’ tea set in PA

Soroptimist International of Port Angeles Jet-Set puts on the group’s annual “Be-Witching Tea” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Naval Elks Lodge, 131 E. First St., Port Angeles.

The event includes a silent auction, food and “witches brew.” Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Tickets are $35. The event is a fundraiser to support a scholarship program for 2019.

For tickets, call 360-457-0545.

Soroptimists seek candidates for award

Soroptimist International of Sequim is offering a monetary award to a young woman (age 14-18) involved in community service who resides in the Sequim School District; this includes homeschool and private school students. The award is based on volunteer service, not academic achievement.

The recipient will receive $250 cash award, plus $250 to the charity of her choice.

Get an application and more information at

The application deadline is Nov. 30.

League of Women Voters offers resource

With support from the national League of Women Voters Education Fund, the Washington League of Women Voters offers, an online resource for Washington voters. allows users to enter their residence address and see the races on their ballot, statements provided directly from the candidates and basic information about local and statewide measures.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The league acts in support of, or in opposition to, selected governmental issues which its members have studied; it does not support or oppose candidates or political parties.

For more information about the League of Women Voters or, email to

Coat drive through end of October

Windermere Real Estate offices in Sequim and Port Angeles are holding a coat drive through the end of October. So far the business offices have collected and donated more than 200 coats, plus a slew of gloves, hats and scarves to those in need. Donations have been delivered to the Sequim Seventh Day Adventist Church’s free clothing closet, Sequim Boys & Girls Club, Sequim Community Warming Center and The Answer for Youth.

To donate lightly used coats, hats or gloves, bring items to a local Windermere office by Oct. 31. They include:

• Windermere Real Estate/Sequim-East, 842 E. Washington St.; hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday

• Windermere Real Estate/Sunland, 137 Fairway Dr.; hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday

• Windermere Real Estate/Port Angeles, 711 E. Front St., Port Angeles; hours 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday.

Hearing set for trust land exchange

The public is invited to a presentation and public hearing about a proposed exchange of state trust lands, set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Aberdeen High School, 410 N. G St., Aberdeen. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources will present information and receive public comments about a proposal to trade 312 acres in Grays Harbor County for 61 acres of private property near Dry Hill Road in Clallam County, just west of Port Angeles.

This exchange is intended to preserve access to this block of forestland, state officials say.

The Department of Natural Resources is accepting written comments about the proposed land exchange until 5 p.m., Nov. 15. Email comments to Mail written comments to: Department of Natural Resources, Conservation, Recreation and Transactions Division, Attn: Dry Hill Exchange, PO Box 47014, Olympia, WA 98504-7014.

For more information and to view maps, visit, then “Managed Lands,” “Land Transactions” and “Dry Hill Land Exchange.”

‘Feasting for Felines’

Celebrate National Cat Day at the next Peninsula Friends of Animals (PFOA) benefit, set for Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Old Mill Café, 721 Carlsborg Road.

The café will donate portion of lunch and dinner proceeds to support efforts of PFOA’s rescued animals

Peninsula Friends of Animals is a donor-supported, cageless, no-kill animal welfare organization. all 360-452-0414, visit or email to for more information.

Senior Nutrition 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, Oct. 25: Fruit cup, baked ham, sweet potatoes, baked tomato, apple pie

Friday, Oct. 26: Green salad, meatloaf, au gratin potatoes, peas/corn, Halloween cookies

Monday, Oct. 29: Beet salad, liver and onions, roasted potatoes, green beans, dessert

Tuesday, Oct. 30: Chicken Caesar salad w/egg, clam chowder w/crackers, root beer float

Wednesday, Oct. 31: CLOSED.

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