Medicare explained at free class on Sept. 1
Turning 65? SHIBA volunteers from Senior Information and Assistance, sponsored by the Insurance Commissioner’s Office, present a free class on all aspects of Medicare from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
County offers septic inspection rebate
Clallam County Environmental Health Services announced last week the department is offering an extension of the Septic Inspection Rebate Program. Residents can get a $100 rebate on septic system inspections and locates for work performed between June 1-Sept. 30 in Clallam County. Rebates are awarded on priority-based ranking while funds last. See www.clallam.net/septic/ for an application and more details. For more about the program, call 360-417-2258 or email EnviroHealth@co.clallam.wa.us.
Newcomers’ Club meets
Come join the Newcomers’ Club on Tuesday, Sept. 5, for lunch and listen to Linty Hope, Peninsula College Director of Community &Business Education. See what education programs Peninsula College has to offer the community. The event will be at The Cedars at Dungeness, Legends Room, in Sequim. Socializing starts at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Lunch is $18, program only fee is $5. RSVP by noon Friday, Sept. 1, at http://olympicnewcomers.org (monthly luncheon tab) or email@example.com or 630-992-5613.
Paws to read
The Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy Dog Club visits the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Community members are invited to stop by and share a story with the club’s four-legged friends. Research shows that the more children read, the more their reading skills improve, event organizers say. For more information about this and other upcoming programs at your library, visit www.nols.org, call 360-417-8500 or email Discover@nols.org.
World goods for sale
First Baptist Church, 1323 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim, hosts a WorldCraft Fair from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Browse the WorldCraft catalog or buy gifts onsite (check/cash only).
Caregivers class set
“Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a class that helps those who care for a loved one also take care of themselves, starts Sept. 12 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. The class meets from 9-11:30 a.m. on six Tuesdays, ending Oct. 17. The only cost is $30 for a textbook. Topics include how a caregiver can reduce personal stress, deal with emotions, solve problems, communicate effectively with other family members, make difficult decisions and use community services. The class does not focus on hands-on care for the care receiver.
Pre-registration is required and may be done by contacting class leaders Barbara Parse (360-683-2113) or Judy Croonquist (360-582-1370).
Donations sought for Sunland sale
Sunland Golf and Country Club is hosting a community-wide garage sale at the clubhouse, 109 Hilltop Drive, Oct. 13-14. All funds raised will benefit the community, the club and the SunLand Owners Association Scholarship Fund. Event organizers are seeking donation items that are portable/movable, properly functioning with no broken or missing parts or pieces, new or gently used, clean and (if available) including any instruction manuals and warranties. Types of item donations can include home, garage, auto, garden, sports, hardback books, games, crafts and jewelry. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
OPEN offers tour of new facility
The Olympic Peninsula Equine Network will have a free tour of its new facilities from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 251 Roupe Road, Sequim. Farrier Joe Marceau will share tips for maintaining good hoof health. RSVP to 360-775-3746.
Permits planned for salal sales
Permit sales for salal in the Olympic National Forest will begin in September. Salal (Gaultheria shallon) is an understory shrub commonly used in the floral industry. It grows in dense thickets throughout western Washington and Oregon. Permits will be issued from the Forks, Quinault and Quilcene offices during business hours on the following dates: Sept. 6 and Nov. 1 this year and Jan. 3 and March 7 next year. For more information about salal permit sales, contact Mark LaGioia at 360-765-2215.
Dinner, auction helps First Step efforts
First Federal hosts the ninth Midnight in Paris Dinner &Fabulous Auction, set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Red Lion Ballroom, 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles. Proceeds go to benefit First Step Family Support Center, a United Way agency. The event includes a silent auction, dinner and live auction with Stokes Auction Group.
Cost is $80. Email email@example.com or call 360-457-8355.
Hospital Guild thrift shop open Saturday
The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. Get in on those end-of-summer resort fashions for the entire family. Featured also will be a 7-shelf storage unit reduced drastically and a large Impressionist water reflection painting. Also included will be household accessories, fine jewelry and designer handbags, puzzles galore, kitchenware and much more. All white-tagged items will be marked half-price. Consignors and new volunteers always are needed. Call 683-7044 for more information.
Sign up for Womanfest
Registration is now open for Womanfest’s fall retreat set for Friday-Sunday, Sept. 22-24. The retreat, held annually for more than 30 years at Camp David Jr., the Clallam County park on the north shore of Lake Crescent, includes meals and activities. Cost is $110 including all meals, snacks and two nights’ accommodations.
Proceeds benefit Womanfest, a nonprofit North Olympic Peninsula organization that awards scholarships to local women to further their education and hosts International Women’s Day celebrations in Port Angeles every spring. Register by Sept. 12; to register, go to www.womanfest.org or contact Sandy Ulf at 360-941-3677 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
US Highway 101 construction delays set
The first planned four-hour delay on U.S. Highway 101 at Lake Crescent is scheduled from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. During this four-hour period, Highway 101 eastbound will be open to the turn for Barnes Point. Highway 101 westbound will be closed near mile marker 229 where the current rock scaling operation is underway.
Limited four-hour delays can occur from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Thursday beginning after Labor Day. These four-hour delays will be announced at least two weeks in advance. Additional four-hour delays are anticipated for the week of Sept. 11.
Travelers on Highway 101 around Lake Crescent should continue to expect half-hour delays Monday-Friday during work hours.
Maps of the area and access information are available on the park website at www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lake-crescent-highway-101-rehabilitation-2017-19.htm.
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, Aug. 31: Chef salad, garlic bread, grapes, ice cream sundae
Friday, Sept. 1: Apple slaw, fish/chips, cantaloupe, garlic bread, lemon poppy seed cake w/strawberries
Tuesday, Sept. 5: Taco salad, fruit cobbler
Wednesday, Sept. 6: Broccoli slaw, vegetable egg roll, sweet/sour chicken w/rice, cookie, fresh pineapple.