Community news in brief – Nov. 11, 2015

Fall festival slated at Mountain View Christian School; Red Yarn hits local libraries; county lab closures planned, more

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015 4:31pm
  • News

Red Yarn and his critter friends will perform three shows this November in Sequim

Fall festival slated

Mountain View Christian School will be hosting a family oriented Fall Festival from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.

This youth-centered event will take place in the school gymnasium and will feature hayrides, face painting, crafts, family games, food and prizes.

Since parking space at the school is limited, a shuttle service will be provided from the Seventh-day Adventist Church parking lot. The church address is 30 Sanford Lane just off North Sequim Avenue.

New in town?

If you are new to Sequim or considering relocating to Sequim, the “New in Town Conversation” gathering has been designed for you. The monthly event is from 3-5 p.m. each fourth Wednesday every other month at First Federal, 333 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. The next is Nov 18.

Meet other newcomers, learn more about the history of Sequim, volunteering opportunities and about how to handle the stresses and strains of relocation. RSVP to Catherine Mich at 582-1081 or


Red Yarn hits local libraries

Red Yarn Productions, a Portland-based folk music and puppetry company, will visit three North Olympic Library System communities to offer free musical puppetry performances for all ages.

At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, Red Yarn and friends perform at at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St. in Sequim, followed by a 6:30 p.m. performance at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. Red Yarn visits the Forks Library on Nov. 19.

Red Yarn is Andy Furgeson, a performer who weaves folksongs and puppetry into engaging shows for all ages. With energetic performances and folk-rock recordings, Furgeson shares positive values while reinvigorating the American folklore tradition for younger generations.

For more information about this and other programs for youth, call the Sequim Library at 683-1161 or visit the library website at

E-mail queries may be sent to “Like” or “Follow” NOLS on Facebook to receive regular updates about upcoming events and programs at the library.


Lab closures planned

The Clallam County water testing laboratory will be closed Nov. 11 for Veterans Day; Nov. 25-27 for the Thanksgiving Day holiday; Dec. 23-25 for the Christmas holiday; and Dec. 31-Jan. 1 for the New Year holiday.

Water tests require a 24-hour period for results, so no water samples will be accepted the day before the holiday closure. For questions or information, contact the Clallam County water lab at 417-2334.

10k set for around PA

The Olympic Peninsula Explorers will have a 10k walk Saturday, Nov. 14. This walk is free, unless you wish to get credit from the AVA. Registration is at the William Shore Memorial Pool, 225 E. Fifth St. from 8:45-9 a.m. Maps will be provided when you register and all walkers must register.

For more information, call George Christensen at 360-697-2172 or 360-473-8398.

Clallam County marine resources group to meet

The Clallam County Marine Resources Committee meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in the Clallam County Courthouse, commissioners meeting room, Port Angeles. Enter the meeting room through the door north of the bus shelter on Fourth Street.

An agenda for the meeting will be available at prior to the meeting.

Monthly book sale set

The Friends of Sequim Library will hold its monthly book sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The Friends have received large donations of current fiction, non-fiction (especially Native American history), hand crafts (how to draw animals, woodcarving, many quilt books) and a great selection of jigsaw puzzles. There also are many Christmas-themed books.

Robotics fundraiser is a luau

The Sequim High School Robotics Team is hosting a luau and silent auction to raise money for their upcoming season from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the SHS cafeteria, 601 N. Sequim Ave. There will be luau food, live entertainment (hula dancers and robot demonstrations) and a silent auction.

Tickets are $15 before the event date and $20 on the day of the event.

See for more information about the program.

For information or tickets, call 360-774-2890, e-mail


Marine sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

NOAA’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary seeks applicants for its advisory council.

The sanctuary is accepting applications for the following seats: education (primary and alternate); fishing (primary and alternate); marine resources committee (primary and alternate); and tourism/economic development (alternate).

Applications are due Nov. 30. To receive an application kit, contact Karlyn Langjahr at; at 457-6622, ext. 31 or at Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Ste. 301, Port Angeles. Application kits also can be downloaded from the sanctuary’s website at

School district seeking input from community

The Sequim School District is conducting a Comprehensive Needs Assessment to gather parent and community feedback about district operations and initiatives.

Survey responses are anonymous and inform the district’s planning efforts as well as help it meet state and federal compliance requirements.

Go online to to complete the survey or paper copies are available at each of the Sequim schools, the district office and the Sequim Library. Complete only one survey per household. The window to submit an assessment is Nov. 2-20.

For more information, contact assistant superintendent Ann Renker at or 582-3268.

Burn calories, help food bank

SportsFit, 1101 E. Washington St., Sequim, is having a food bank fundraiser workout at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26. Price of admission is two or more non-perishable food items per person.

All proceeds will go to the Sequim Food Bank. DJ O.B.1 will perform.

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, Wednesdays and 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.

Friday, Nov. 13: Waldorf salad, baked ham, whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, spiced carrot cake

Tuesday, Nov. 17: Broccoli salad, chicken a la king, steamed rice, cut corn, dinner roll, cantaloupe

Wednesday, Nov. 18: Green salad, corned beef w/cabbage/carrots/potatoes, biscuit, cherry crisp.


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