Community news briefs — Feb. 17, 2021

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:30am
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Free vessel safety checks offered

America’s Boating Club of the North Olympic Peninsula, formally the North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron, is offering courtesy vessel safety checks for recreational boat owners, free of charge.

These checks ensure boats are equipped with all U.S. Coast Guard and state safety equipment and documentation that is required to operate a boat safely and legally in Washington state waters.

Boat owners will be presented a sticker for display upon successful completion of this check.

Masks and social distancing will be utilized during these checks for everyone’s safety.

To schedule a free vessel safety check, email Ray at rmeho2@msn.com.

For more information about America’s Boating Club of the North Olympic Peninsula, visit northolympicboaters.com.

Music scholarships available now

Monday Musicale Scholarships are available for high school seniors attending public, private, or home schools who wish to further their musical education. Applications are available from high school scholarship counselors, music teachers or by contacting Gail McDonald at 360-477-8601 or gailspianokeys@gmail.com.

The application deadline is March 29.

Monday Musicale has funded student scholarships and projects for more than 50 years with combined awards of approximately $6,000 per year, group representatives say.

Mental health class offered online

Peninsula Behavioral Health, in partnership with Peninsula College, offers a free “Mental Health First Aid Virtual Class from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Learn how to help a friend, coworker or friend in need, who may be struggling with a mental health of substance abuse problem.

Space is limited; reserve a spot by contacting Kathy at kathyh@peninsulabehavioralhealth.org or 360-457-0431, x139.

Free legal aid offered from Clallam/JeffCo group

Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers present a virtual legal aid clinic, a free program offering legal advice for members of the public, from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Feb. 27. The clinic, organizers note, is to help local people financially unable to otherwise access a lawyer address civil legal issues in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers. Because of the pandemic, consultations will be offered either by phone or by Zoom conference.

to answer legal questions, direct people to local services that might be able to assist them and to explain the legal process to them.

Clients must pre-register for this event by calling 360-504-2422 or by emailing probonolawyers@gmail.com or probonomary@gmail.com; registrations are needed no later than Thursday, Feb. 18. Once registered, additional directions for the event date will be provided. Attendees are also encouraged to have relevant legal documents with them during consultation(s).

For more information, contact Shauna Rogers McClain at 360-504-2422 or probonolawyers@gmail.com, or Mary Margolis at 360-504-2422 or probonoMary@gmail.com.

Local 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.

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