Community news briefs

Candidate visits area

Kathleen Drew, Democratic candidate for Secretary of State, will make a brief visit to the Sequim area today, Feb. 29. Drew will meet with local officials and members of the press before attending an event at a private home in Sequim.

For information about her visit or the evening event, call 582-3737.

Movie Night features suspense

“From Time to Time” is the free Marvelous Movie Night presentation at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

OPHS holds ‘Vintage Cat Days’  

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society continues its Vintage Cat Days through March 3.

All senior cats are available for just $5. Each adoption includes the cat’s spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccine, health check  by a participating veterinarian and a microchip.

Visit to learn more about the cats available for adoption.  

Call 457-8206 with any questions. The shelter is open to the public from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday.  

Pancake breakfast benefits hospital

The Sequim Guild for Seattle Children’s Hospital hosts its annual pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Sequim Elks Club, 143 Port Williams Road.

The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children.

Proceeds go to uncompensated care for children at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

For more information, call Sandie McFayden at 452-4760 or Pat Finn at 582-9738.

History Tales feature G.M. Lauridsen story

Dona Cloud, research librarian, will make a PowerPoint presentation, “The Life and Times of G.M. Lauridsen 1861-1940,” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales lecture series, held in the city council chambers of City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles.

History Tales is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Clallam County Historical Society at 452-2662 or e-mail

Fire district board meets a day early

The Board of Commissioners of Clallam County Fire Protection District 3 has rescheduled the 1 p.m. March 6 meeting to 2 p.m. Monday, March 5. This regular meeting will be at Station No. 34, 323 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

Bring your bonsai

The Dungeness Bonsai Society meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim. Members are encouraged to bring their own bonsai for repotting. The club meets the first Tuesday of the month.

Program on night sky rescheduled

The Wooden Boat Chandlery, 431 Water St., Port Townsend, hosts Mark Peterson’s free presentation “Making Sense of the Night Sky” from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7.

Reservations are required for the free presentation. Call 360-385-3628, ext.101, or e-mail

WAG collects sale items

The Welfare for Animals Guild, a local dog rescue, is collecting quality items in good condition for its garage sale to be held June 15-16. The sale does not need clothing, shoes, electronics or exercise equipment. Pickups begin March 9. Call 452-8192 to arrange a pickup.

Sequim invites input on plan

“Sequim 120,” the citizen participation program of the city’s comprehensive plan update, will begin with “visioning” workshops at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Sequim Transit Center,190 W. Cedar St.

Citizens interested in participating should call 582-2448 to leave a name and contact information to sign up for a session or request more information. Participants also can sign up by e-mailing

Create maps for family research

The Clallam County Genealogical Society hosts a presentation by Eileen Johnston, “Using, Modifying And Creating Your Own Digital Maps In Family Research,” from 9:45 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 10, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 525 N. Fifth Ave., in Sequim.

The free session is open to the public. For more information, call 417-5000 or visit

Charities/nonprofits symposium set

The Office of the Secretary of State’s Corporations and Charities Division is holding a Charities and Nonprofit Education Symposium from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center, 905 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles.

The morning session will cover duties, responsibilities and legal liabilities of a charity or nonprofit board; the afternoon session will focus on state regulatory compliance.    

The event is free, with a $10 charge for lunch. Registration is limited and available online at For more information, call 360-725-0373 or e-mail


Guild offers scholarships

The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild offers two $1,000 scholarships every year to students majoring in a subject or program in the medical field.

Applicants for the 2012 scholarships must be Clallam County residents who have been accepted at a four-year college or medical school as full-time students and entering at least their junior year of college.

The deadline to submit completed applications is April 30.

Applications are available from the scholarship committee, Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild, P.O. Box 487, Sequim, WA 98382 or at 683-4461.

Sequim seeks ideas for 9/11 artifact

Submissions are open for ideas on designing a monument with the 843-pound piece of sheet metal from the World Trade Center.

Sequim Police Chief Bill Dickinson, Detective Darrell Nelson and Officer Randy Kellas presented the artifact on Sept. 11, 2011, in Sequim.

The city council decides what and where the monument will be following submissions. To submit a monument idea, contact Sequim Police Department at 683-7227 or City Hall at 683-4139.