The Jamestown Family Dental Clinic presents Toothy Storytimes at two North Olympic Library System branches this month. Toothy Storytime features stories and tips about how to keep healthy teeth and gums. Children receive a free toothbrush and information about maintaining a healthy smile and make dental care a lifelong habit. There will be songs, rhymes and games for the whole family. These special storytimes will take place during regularly scheduled on-going storytimes at the Port Angeles Library (2210 S. Peabody St.) at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, and at the Sequim Library (630 N. Sequim Ave.) at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19. For more information about this and other programs for youth, call 360-417-8500, an email to youth@nols.org or visit www.nols.org. Photo courtesy of North Olympic Library System

The Jamestown Family Dental Clinic presents Toothy Storytimes at two North Olympic Library System branches this month. Toothy Storytime features stories and tips about how to keep healthy teeth and gums. Children receive a free toothbrush and information about maintaining a healthy smile and make dental care a lifelong habit. There will be songs, rhymes and games for the whole family. These special storytimes will take place during regularly scheduled on-going storytimes at the Port Angeles Library (2210 S. Peabody St.) at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, and at the Sequim Library (630 N. Sequim Ave.) at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19. For more information about this and other programs for youth, call 360-417-8500, an email to youth@nols.org or visit www.nols.org. Photo courtesy of North Olympic Library System

Community news briefs — Feb 12, 2020

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:30am
  • News

‘Journey through the Falkland Islands’

The Sequim Bay Yacht Club hosts “Journey through the Falkland Islands,” a presentation from voyagers John and Mary Wegmann, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the John Wayne Marina, 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road.

Learn about the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island from the Wegmanns, who returned from a trip aboard the Lindblad/National Geographic ship Explorer, and will share their photographic expedition and stories.

For more information, contact Anna Richmond at vanderspekas@gmail.com or 360-810-0374.

Guild’s thrift shop open this Saturday

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop at 204 W. Bell St. is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. Featured items include more newly arrived high end women’s fashions in larger sizes, two unusual Tuscan chandeliers, kitchen appliances, along with warm coats and jackets and much more. All white tag items are half-priced. Visit the guild’s Facebook page for photos of these items. Volunteers and consignors are always needed. Call 360-683-7044 for more information.

Paddlers book signing event canceled

The Olympic Peninsula Paddlers had to cancel a special book-signing event with renowned sea kayak coach/instructor Gordon Brown. The group had scheduled the event for Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information about the group, call 360-461-7008 or email to info@olympicpeninsulapaddlers.com, or visit the group website at www.olympicpeninsulapaddlers.com.

Census group seeks part-time workers

The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up recruiting efforts to hire up to 125 temporary, part-time census takers in Clallam County for the 2020 Census.

Positions, including supervisory and non-supervisory roles, offer competitive pay ($16-17.50 per hour), flexible hours, paid training and weekly paychecks, county officials said.

A Census Recruitment Information Station will be staffed by census employees on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Clallam County Courthouse lobby, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles, to help those interested learn about job opportunities.

VFW to host trauma workshop on Feb. 14

Sequim Veterans of Foreign War Post 4760, 169 W. Washington St., hosts a free workshop for community members dealing with trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. The workshop discusses how past trauma affects you and what tools are available to control it. For more information, call 360-683-9546.

Grange dinner set for Feb. 14

The Sequim Prairie Grange’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner is slated for 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at 290 Macleay Road. Cost is $10 is per person. Call 360-582-0100 for more information.

PC sets Running Start info evenings

Peninsula College hosts a series of Running Start Information Night events at the main campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, in February, March and April.

The events are designed to provide prospective Running Start students and their parents with an opportunity to learn more about the program and how high school juniors and seniors can earn college credit, tuition-free. Attendees will also have a chance to learn about strategies for success and what parents and families can do to be supportive.

Running Start Information Nights are set for Wednesday, Feb. 12; Tuesday, March 3, and Thursday, April 16. The information sessions and panel discussions are in PC’s Little Theater/J Building at 7 p.m. An optional campus tour will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

The college will also host sessions in Port Townsend and Forks.

For more information, contact Cindy Lauderback at clauderback@pencol.edu or 360-417-6341, or visit www.pencol.edu/running-start.

Focus On Series spotlights wildflowers

In the fourth of the 2019-2020 Focus On Series, learn about local wildflowers from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

This series dives deep in the lives of different animals and plants.

For more information, call 360-681-4076 or email to rceducation@olympus.net.

Legal aid clinic set for Saturday in PA

Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers present a legal aid clinic, a free program offering drop-in legal advice for members of the public, from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Masonic Hall, 622 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles. The clinic is designed to allow local people to address their civil legal issues in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers.

Legal aid clinics are geared to help those who are financially unable to otherwise access an attorney but are open to all those who show up. Attorney volunteers will be available to answer legal questions, direct people to local services that might be able to assist them and to explain the legal process to them.

It is anticipated demand for this clinic will be high, so it is recommended that attendees arrive on time to ensure being seen by an attorney. Attendees are also encouraged to bring relevant legal documents with them.

Hospital guild to host Bunco ‘Carnival’

Come in from the cold to the “Casserole Carnival” at the Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s hospital’s February Bunco Party, set for noon-3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The usual fun-filled afternoon of playing Bunco with great prizes gets a special “warm up winter” menu with a choice of four casseroles homemade by guild members, plus salads and dessert. Enjoy a silent auction with 24 unique items to bid on.

Admission is $15 at the door, with all proceeds going to Seattle Children’s Hospital for uncompensated care and research.

For more information, contact Pam Herd 360-683-3089 or sequimguild@gmail.com.

New hours at Clallam research center

The Clallam County Genealogical Society has changed the hours for the organization’s research center at 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. It will be open to the public 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Anyone can come in and use the facility that includes books magazines, computers and paid genealogical data bases at no cost.

Volunteers are present to assist center users.

For more information, call the center at 360-417-5000 or visit www.clallamcogs.org.

Rabbit vaccine clinic scheduled for Feb. 25

Dr. Alicia McLaughlin, a veterinarian from the Center for Bird and Exotic Animal Medicine in Bothell, will offer a vaccine clinic in Sequim for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease in accordance with the state veterinarian’s requirements.

The clinic is set for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Greywolf Veterinary Hospital, 1102 E. Washington St.

Rabbits are not permitted to travel into the quarantine locations to receive the vaccine; they must live within the individual quarantine areas to minimize the risk of the disease spreading further.

Fees apply; call 425-486-9000 for more information.

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