Community news briefs — Feb. 16, 2022

Tribe hosts special virtual event

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library, in collaboration with the North Olympic History Center, presents “The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of the Olympia Oyster” with Neil Harrington, environmental biologist for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, on Zoom.

Harrington will share the history of Washington state’s only native oyster and the tribe’s present day efforts to restore and protect these iconic shellfish.

Join the Zoom meeting at (meeting ID 895 6102 1412, passcode 171334).

For more information, call 360-681-4632, email to or visit

Event to explore mapping stories

Studium Generale and ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse welcomes Dr. Mishuana Goeman for the college’s Studium Generale program set for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, on Zoom.

Goeman, serves as chair of the American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program and Associate Director of the American Indian Studies Research Center at UCLA. She received her doctorate from Stanford University’s Modern Thought and Literature program, and was a UC Presidential Post-doctoral fellow at Berkeley. Her research involves thinking through colonialism, geography and literature in ways that generate anti-colonial tools in the struggle for social justice.

Her book, “Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations,” was honored at the American Association for Geographic Perspectives on Women and a finalist for best first book from NAISA. She has published in peer-reviewed journals such as American Quarterly, Critical Ethnic Studies, Settler Colonial Studies, Wicazo Sa, International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, Transmotion, and American Indian Cultures and Research Journal.

“Mishuana Goeman has been an inspiration, teacher, and guide for my scholarly work for more than a decade,” said Dr. Kate Reavey, coordinator for Studium Generale series. “I am delighted we can host her here through Zoom, and I look forward to someday inviting her to campus to meet with students, faculty, and Native leaders.”

Join the meeting at (meeting ID 822 7825 2780).

This program is made possible in partnership with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, contact Dr. Kate Reavey at

PC hosts virtual Running Start info nights

Peninsula College will host three virtual Running Start Information Nights via Zoom, each set for 6 p.m. Dates include: Monday, Feb. 28; Tuesday, March 8, and Wednesday, April 13. Join the free presentations at; an email with the link, meeting number, and passcode will be sent.

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. They will also learn about strategies for success and what parents and families can do to be supportive.

More details about the program are also available at

Guild’s thrift shop accepting donations

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop, at 204 W. Bell St., will reopen March 3, but guild volunteers are now taking donations every Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the shop’s back door.

The shop currently has a large inventory of clothes but could use donations of kitchen items, linens, towels, craft items and small furniture items,volunteers say.

Call the Shop regarding furniture at 360-683-7044.

All proceeds are donated to help fund local health needs such as the Sequim Free Clinic, Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, Fire District 3 (Sequim), Peninsula College nursing scholarships and Olympic Medical Center.

Office open to help disabled veterans

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) office at 583 W. Washington St. is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each Wednesday, to serve veterans who are needing help with claims or other information.

Services are free and veterans do not have to be members of DAV to receive assistance.

The office is by walk-in; no appointment is necessary. Masks are required upon entrance.

For more information, call 360-504-2843.