County closes Disco Bay to shellfishing
The Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services’ Environmental Health Division last week closed Discovery Bay to all shellfish harvesting.
Discovery Bay joins beaches in Clallam County along with the seasonal closure of ocean beaches in the shelfish harvesting ban, which includes all clams (including geoduck), oyster, mussels and other invertebrates such as the moon snail and the sport harvest of scallops. The rule does not apply to shrimp or crab.
Call 800-562-5632 or visit the Department of Health’s Marine Biotoxin Website at www.doh.wa.gov/shellfishsafety.htm for more information.
Enjoy caroling in downtown Sequim
Community Christmas caroling led by Craig Buhler is set for noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Centennial Place, on the northeast corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street. The community is invited to enjoy singing or listening to the carols. The event is sponsored by Dungeness Community Church.
County sets zoning public hearing
The Clallam County Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. The meeting agenda includes a public hearing regarding seven proposed amendments to Title 29-Subdivisions and Title 33-Zoning. Call 360-417-2277 for more information.
Shipley Christmas luncheon is Friday
The Shipley Center Christmas luncheon is set for Friday Dec. 15, at the center, 921 E. Hammond St. There are two seatings: 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members. The menu includes a traditional Christmas ham dinner with side dishes and dessert. Entertainment is provided and there will be opportunities to have a photo with Santa. Donate a toy for Toys for Tots and have your name entered on a drawing for a gift basket. A drawing for table-top Christmas trees will be held at the second seating.
The event is sponsored by Dungeness Courte Memory Care, Home Instead Senior Care ad Sequim Health & Rehabilitation. Call 360-683-6806 for more information.
Shop open Saturday, to close through Jan. 2
The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s thrift shop, 204 W. Bell St., will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. The shop is full with last-minute Christmas decorations and stocking stuffers as well as fine china and serving pieces. Also featured are winter fashions and holiday dresses. All white tagged items will be marked half price. Funds raised help various medical organizations in the community.
The store will then close on Dec. 16 and re-open Jan. 2. Call 360-683-7044 for information.
Helen Haller PTO hosts takeover at Applebee’s
Helen Haller PTO hosts a Takeover at Sequim Applebee’s, 130 River Road, from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. The meal offers flapjacks, bacon, sausage, eggs and refreshments. Tickets are $10 per person with half of each sale going to the school.
Tickets are avaialble at the event’s doors or from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday at Sun Valley Realty, 609 W. Washington St. No. 7. Cash, credit or checks accepted. Applebee’s bee mascot will be on hand for the event too.
Day of Giving set for Dec. 16 at Sunland
The Dungeness Bay Sea Hawkers are hosting a Day of Giving event from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Sunland Golf & Country Club clubhouse, 109 Hilltop Dr. The event includes a number of events, including: free pictures with Santa; creating tie-blankets for retired veterans and homeless in the community; assembly of car kits for the homeless (to be distributed later this month); a donations bin for Toys for Tots (ages 1-18, but teens and pre-teens needed most), Sequim schools and the Sequim Food Bank, and more. A $2 raffle for autographed Seahawks items and tickets; Operation Gratitude cards (where youths can send a card to deployed service members) and more. Live music is provided by Sarah Shea and Sequim Acrobatics will perform.
Christmas Angel event on tap in Port Angeles
The Crossing Church will host the Christmas Angel Program from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Fairview Bible Church, 385 O’Brien Road, Port Angeles. Gifts are available for infants and up to age 18. The Christmas Angel Program distributes toys and gifts to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The Crossing Church partners with the Marine Toys for Tots in Port Angeles.
Celebration of life set at Assured Hospice
Assured Hospice of Clallam and Jefferson Counties host a community Celebration of Life Ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles. Honor a loved one with remembrance bells and a light reception. See www.assuredhospiceolympicpeninsula.com, call 360-582-3796 or email to email@example.com for more information.
Take guided hike on Dungeness River
Olympic Nature Experience hosts the Dungeness River Walkabout, a guided hike with a naturalist from 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Dec. 17, starting at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim. Learn about native plant and animal identifications and behaviors. All ages are welcome. Admission is by donation, with donations will go towards Olympic Nature Experience’s 50 days of Fall Sharing. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-461-7169 for more information.
Monday Musicale set
Monday Musicale will meet in the Queen of Angels Fellowship Hall, 209 W. 11th St., at noon Monday, Dec. 18. Following the meeting, the public is invited to hear the Grande Olympic Chorus, under the direction of Connie Alward, who performs Christmas carols at 1 p.m. For more information, call Helen Coleman at 360-775-0594 or Wendy Foster at 360-683-0141.
Dungeness Courte hosts living nativity
Dungeness Courte Memory Care, 651 Garry Oak Drive, Sequim, hosts a living nativity from 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20. Organizers say the event features staff members in costume singing Christmas carols, live animals including a camel, and the Port Angeles High School softball players singing sing carols at 5 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring battery-operated candles. For more information, call (360) 582-9309.
Crab opener delayed
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is again delaying the opening of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery in the state’s coastal waters to allow time for crab along the West Coast to fill with more meat. The decision was made in coordination with shellfish managers from Oregon and California, where commercial Dungeness fisheries will also remain closed. Recreational crabbing remains open in Washington’s coastal waters and in several areas of Puget Sound. See wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/.
OMC Auxiliary offers fundraising treats
The Olympic Medical Center Auxiliary, has a sweet gift idea for the holidays with See’s Candies. Wrapped in holiday paper, the candy boxes are a year-round fundraising item for the auxiliary, with proceeds going to the purchase of hospital equipment, Lifeline subscriptions, scholarships for students enrolled in classes for the health area profession, Cancer Center comfort bags and end-of-life bags. Get See’s Candies at Lucky Star Consignment Clothing Shop, 680 W. Washington St. #104.
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, Dec. 14: Carrot salad, chicken marinara, egg noodles, green beans, apricots
Friday, Dec. 15: Tossed salad, pork roast, baked apples, sweet potatoes, steamed greens, dessert
Tuesday, Dec. 19: Green salad, chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice, refried beans, orange slices, baked custard
Wednesday, Dec. 20: Green salad, cantaloupe, chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, country gravy, cut corn, brownies ala mode.