Community news briefs — Jan. 12, 2022

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022 1:30am
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PC to honor King with Social Justice Week events

Peninsula College looks to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr with Social Justice Week, beginning with a Studium Generale presentation by PC Upward Bound Director Nitasha Lewis at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13.

“The Price of Success is My Smile” reflects on a dialogue between Nikki Giovanni and James Baldwin, and includes a lecture and discussion on code-switching.

The online event is free and open to the public. Join the Zoom meeting at (meeting ID822 7825 2780)

Caregivers class starts Jan. 18

“Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a class that helps those who care for a loved one also take care of themselves, starts Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

The class will meet from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on six Tuesdays, ending Feb. 22. The only cost is $30 for the textbook.

Topics include how the caregiver can reduce personal stress, deal with emotions, solve problems, communicate effectively with other family members, make difficult decisions and use community services. The class does not focus on hands-on care for the care receiver.

Pre-registration is required and may be done by contacting class leaders Barbara Parse at 360-683-2113 or Judy Croonquist at 360-582-1370. Participants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and masks are required.

Marine sanctuary council to meet

The advisory council for Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary will meet virtually, using GoToMeeting on Friday, Jan. 21. The council will receive presentations on Fulfilling Treaty Trust Responsibilities as addressed in the 2011 Management Plan and on the 2009-2019 Condition Report findings along with a demonstration of the interactive web-based version.

The meeting is open to the public. Join online at or call 872-240-3412 (access code 934-726-957).

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary is administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and was designated in 1994 as the first national marine sanctuary in the Pacific Northwest. It encompasses nearly 3,200 square miles off the Washington Coast, extending from Cape Flattery to the mouth of the Copalis River and significant natural and cultural resources.

For more information or a copy of the agenda, contact Chris Butler-Minor at 360-406-2092 or

Co-op annual meeting set

The Co-op Farm and Garden members are invited to the Co-op’s 87th-annual meeting. Because of COVID concerns, this year’s meeting will be held virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, via Zoom.

The membership will be electing two Board of Trustee positions. There will be reports from the accounting firm Leffel, Otis, and Warwick and from the Co-op management team.

“It is a great opportunity for you to meet our board members and management staff and make your voice heard,” Co-op representatives said.

All members are encouraged to contact The Co-op to receive a Zoom link by calling 360-683-4111 and emailing to

Soup’s On is off for now

In order to be proactive about slowing the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is canceling the weekly Wednesday Soup’s On Lunch at least through Feb. 2. The church will re-evaluate the spread of the virus at that time, and hopes to reopen Feb. 9, organizers said.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is at 525 North Fifth Ave., Sequim.

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