Community news briefs

Assessor mails tax valuations

On Nov. 20, The Clallam County Assessor’s Office mailed more than 50,000 valuation notices, containing property values as of Jan. 1, 2012, for taxes payable in 2013. Clallam County property owners who do not receive a notice within a reasonable amount of time should check to make sure their mailing address for tax purposes is correct.

Check the information online at; or call the assessor’s office at 417-2228.

FFA drive to benefit animals

The FFA has begun a Thanksgiving animal food and supplies drive to support the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. The club is looking to accept as many animal foods, litter, leashes, bedding, toys and supplies as possible for the holiday season. Please bring donations to the Agriculture room E-7 at Sequim High School by today, Nov. 21.

Planning commission cancels

The Clallam County Planning Commission has canceled its Nov. 21 meeting. The commission reconvenes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the board room at the courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. Call 417-2277 for more information.

Dirty cars aid U15 soccer

Storm King Soccer Club’s Boys 97 (U15) holds a car wash from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Tarcisio Italian Place, 609 W. Washington St., Sequim.

Donations help the Sequim/Port Angeles team pay field rental for games in January at Peninsula College’s Sigmar Field.

SARC offers post- holiday rate

The Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center (SARC) isoffering 25 percent off general admissions during the facility’s open hours (7 a.m.-8 p.m.) on Friday, Nov. 23.

Call 683-3344.

Election certified by Nov. 27

The Clallam County Canvassing Board will certify the 2012 General Election results on Nov. 27. See final election numbers online at

The county auditor’s office has tabulated all ballots on hand as of Nov. 14.

‘Identity Fraud’ examined

Sequim First Federal manager Christy Rookard speaks on “Identity Fraud” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim, as part of the Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s free speakers series.

A business meeting follows the presentation. The public is invited and volunteers are encouraged.

Instruction for young artists

The Kids Create art classes, recommended for children 7-12 years of age, are offered through December on the third Saturday of the month at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. Classes are limited to 25 students and require advance registration. To register, call 417-8502 or e-mail

Wine tasting set

The nonprofit Olympic Peninsula Enological Society hosts a blind tasting of Pinot Noir wines (with appetizers) at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles. Phone Vicki at 360-698-0070 for cost and reservation.

Volunteer Hospice to put ‘Radiant’ tree on display

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County’s annual “Radiant Light” Christmas tree will be on display in its office at 540 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles, beginning Dec. 3.

Hospice will accept memorials or honorees’ names with donations of any amount. Names will appear on “Radiant Stars” displayed on the tree. Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County provides free services to terminally ill patients and their families.

For more information, call the hospice office at 452-1511.

Deaf Coffee House  to meet

Sequim Deaf Coffee House meets from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Geneva Hall at the Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave. at Cape Hope Way, Sequim. Bring refreshments to share. Donations appreciated. For more details, e-mail

Centennial group preps calendar

The Sequim Centennial Committee is developing a calendar of events and seeks information about any local events planned between now and Dec. 31, 2013.

Send submissions, suggestions or questions to Sequim City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at or call 681-3428. The centennial committee meets at 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in the Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St.

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. 22: Closed for Thanksgiving.

Friday, Nov. 23: Closed.

Monday, Nov. 26: Salad, cup of soup, grilled cheese sandwich, dessert

Tuesday, Nov. 27: Strawberry salad, roasted pork, baked sweet potato, spinach, baked apples

Wednesday, Nov. 28: Carrot salad, barbecue beef sandwich, seasoned cauliflower, melon wedges.

OPHS seeks homes for pets

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society has specials that run through the end of November:

• All spayed and neutered adult dogs are available for half of the normal adoption fee. The reduced fee for large-breed dogs is $60 and for small-breed dogs $75. Included with every adoption is a microchip, rabies shot and complimentary vet check.

• Name your price (minimum of $5) for any spayed/neutered cat or kitten. Included with every adoption is a microchip, rabies shot and complimentary vet check.

Call the humane society at 457-8206 with any questions. The shelter is open to the public from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Visit