Community news briefs

County Planning Commission meets

The Clallam County Planning Commission holds its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. today, Nov. 7, at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Work session items include Lower Dungeness River Estuary and Floodplain Acquisition, Restoration, and Public Access Projects. A public comment period is scheduled. Call 417-2277.

Debris Response Plan discussed

A community meeting to discuss the state’s Marine Debris Response Plan is at 6 p.m. today, Nov. 7, at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

The meeting is an opportunity to learn about the resources that the state can bring to bear on the issue of marine debris and the possibility that the coasts will see a rising volume of debris as items from the March 2011 Tohoku tsunami arrive.

Alternative healthy film screens

The Alternative Health Cinema presents a free movie, “Your Brain on Water,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at The Natural Healing Clinic, 162 S. Barr Road, Port Angeles. Call 457-1515 to reserve a seat.

City offers surplus for sale

The City of Sequim has declared certain items, including vehicles, desks and more, to be surplus.

These items are sold “as is” and are available for viewing at the Sequim City Shop, 169 W. Hemlock St., from 9 a.m.-noon, Friday, Nov. 9. For a complete list, visit or contact

Sequim City Hall at 683-4139.

Sealed bids must be submitted to City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at Sequim City Hall no later than Tuesday, Nov. 13. By city policy, City of Sequim employees may not participate.

Guild Thrift shop open Saturday

The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., Sequim, is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

The shop offers holiday items, winter clothing, furniture, kitchen items and jewelry.

The shop always is in need of volunteers. Call 683-7044.

Books on sale Saturday

Friends of the Sequim Library holds its Second Saturday Book Sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Proceeds benefit the library.

O’Dell fundraiser this week

Through Friday, Nov. 9, Angeles Academy of Hair & Nails will be donating 50 percent of all proceeds to the Violet O’Dell family in

Sequim. Violet died Oct. 26 of a brain glioma and her family has expenses insurance doesn’t cover.

To book an appointment, contact Angeles Academy of Hair & Nails at 1222 E. Front St. in Port Angeles or call 417-0388. Walk-ins are welcome.

Delays around Lake Crescent set

Expect up to 30-minute delays on U.S. Highway 101 at Lake Crescent through Friday, Nov. 9, as final work on a cliff face is completed.

The road is reduced to one lane of traffic through the construction zone at Milepost 228 just past Sledgehammer Point. Oversized vehicles are encouraged to use an alternate route.

Call 360-565-3131 or visit

‘Education Under Fire’ screens

The Baha’is of Sequim host a free screening of “Education Under Fire” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The film, a documentary about Iran’s 30-year policy of denying higher education to members of the Baha’i community, will be followed by discussion of educational rights.

Auction, dinner benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula holds its 24th annual auction and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Sequim club, 400 W. Fir St.

Admission is $125 per person, black tie optional.

For tickets, see

Fund supports cancer patients

The Kathleen Sutton Inspirational Fund’s Oct. 6 auction raised more than $42,000 to provide transportation assistance to Jefferson, Clallam and North Mason county women traveling for treatment of cancer. Visit

Rock club holds open house

The nonprofit Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association holds its fall open house from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the club’s shop, 81 Hooker Road, Unit 5, Sequim.

The event includes identification of rocks, demonstrations of cutting and polishing, and a tour of the facilities.

Visit or phone 681-0372.

Seminar: Think economically

There will be an Economic Thinking Seminar on reforming or replacing Social Security and Medicare from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Faith Baptist Church, 7652 Old Olympic Highway, Sequim. Cost is $10 per individual, $30 per family.

The 3-5 p.m. afternoon session is followed by a break for a potluck dinner and an evening session.


Homelessness forum meets

The Second Annual Regional Forum on Ending Homelessness is from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe community center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Blyn.

Anyone interested in ending local homelessness is invited. Call 452-4737.

Court celebrates Adoption Day

Clallam County Superior Court, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles, opens its doors at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, to finalize adoptions in Clallam County as part of National Adoption Day. At 10:30 a.m. speakers will share their experiences with foster care and adoption. A reception follows.

Free class teaches wine cork creations

Around Again, 22 Gilbert Road, Sequim, offers a free class in creating cork boards and wreaths out of used wine corks from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24. Sign-up is required: Call 683-7862.

Senior Menu

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4:30 p.m. at Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, 251 S. Fifth Ave. Suggested donation is $5 ($7 guest) and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed. RSVP to 683-8491. Menus are subject to change.

Thursday, Nov. 8: Green salad, hot dog on bun w/chili, fruit cup

Friday, Nov. 9: Salad, taco soup, dessert

Monday, Nov. 12: Closed. Veterans Day.

Tuesday, Nov. 13: Minestrone soup, tossed salad, pizza, mixed berries

Wednesday, Nov. 14: Green salad, corned beef and cabbage, carrots, biscuit, cherry crisp.