Community news briefs — Jan. 8, 2020

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:30am
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Library friends set sale

The Friends of Sequim Library hosts its monthly book sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

January specials include: a selection of Pacific Northwest subject books (featuring historic photo books of Seattle, Tacoma and Washington state); nature and wildlife guides, and gardening in the Northwest. There are also large size art books by artist and from museums worldwide. Paperback fiction includes multiple mysteries by Jo Nesbo, Sharon Crumb and Lee Child. Also available are many jigsaw puzzles as well as movie and television series shows on DVD.

Proceeds from the sale benefit children’s and adult programs at the Sequim Library.

‘This Mountain Life’ screening scheduled

The Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club and the Hurricane Ridge Ski Team kick off the first of the Outdoor Adventure Series with a screening of the documentary, “This Mountain Life,” set for 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, on the second floor of The Landing Mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles.

The film follows Martina and her 60 year-old mother Tania as they embark on a six-month trek through the treacherous Coast Mountains of British Columbia in a journey that has never before been completed by a duo. Their adventure is interspersed with portraits of high-altitude human endurance and passion. Cost is a $10 suggested donation. Food and beverages will be available.

For more about the film, see For more about the event, email to or call 888-877-0057.

Art, culture on display at PA events

An ancient weaving style used to create bold and dazzling geometric designs will be on display as ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse presents “Kay Field Parker, Ravenstail Weaver” from Jan. 9-March 27.

The exhibit kicks off with two events , both in Port Angeles. One is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Lower Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E. 1st St., and the second is at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in The Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

The events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Peninsula College Longhouse at or Studium Generale coordinator Kate Reavey at

Grange sets breakfast

The Sequim Prairie Grange hosts a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at 290 Macleay Road. Breakfast includes eggs, ham and all-you-can-eat hotcakes you can eat with homemade applesauce, coffee or tea Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children under 10. Proceeds benefit the Sequim’s Building Fund.

For more information, call 360-582-0100.

Family Times at First Teacher

Families with young children are invited to Family Times at First Teacher, set for 9:30-11 a.m. on Mondays in the K-1 club room at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St.

On Jan. 13, the guest speaker is Steve Hopf, commissioner with Clallam County Fire District 2 (Port Angeles).

There are no Family Times sessions set for Jan. 20 and Jan. 27.

Call 360-681-2250 or for more information.

AAPR course to create ’Smart Drivers’

An AARP “Smart Driver” course will be offered from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Jan. 16 and Jan. 17 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake St.

Taking this course, event organizers say, could help reduce overall car maintenance and insurance costs. Participants will refresh their driving skills and

learn the new rules of the road and learn research-based driving strategies to help them stay safe behind the wheel.

Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members, payable by cash or check at the class. To register, call the Shipley Center at 360-683-6806.

Weed pull set at Fort Worden

Join the staff of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center for the eighth-annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, Monday, Jan. 20, to remove invasive European dune grass from the beaches of Fort Worden State Park.

Some tools will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring spading forks or shovels and wear sturdy gloves. Also, bring a reusable water bottle for hydration.

Meet at the PTMSC Museumat noon on Jan. 20. Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Mandi Johnson at or 360-385-5582, x116.

For more information, visit

Habitat sets annual meeting

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County hosts its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St., Port Angeles.

Meet Habitat’s new Partner Family, meet staff and board directors, learn about what Habitat did in 2019 and what’s happening in 2020. The event is open to all donors, volunteers, supporters or those who are interested in what Habitat Clallam does.

RSVP to For more information, see

Soup cook-off set at grange

A soup cook-off — along with cornbread and a Chinese dessert auction — is set for 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Fairview Grange, 161 Lake Farm Road, Port Angeles. The auction begins at 6 p.m.

To participate in the soup cook-off bring enough soup for 10 people or more. There will be a $25 gift card for the winner. Those who don’t want to participate in the cook-off are invited to bring their soup anyway.

Attendees who want to come and enjoy the meal are encouraged to make a donation to Fairview Grange. Event organizers could use more desserts for the auction as well.

Children are welcome to attend.

For more information, call Patti Morris at 360-461-9008.

Senior menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at noon at Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2741 Towne Road, on Tuesdays and Fridays. Suggested donation is $5 (60 and over), $8 guest and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed. RSVP (at least 24 hours in advance) to 360-565-5038. Menus are subject to change. Whole wheat bread and milk or milk alternative are offered daily.

Tuesday, Jan. 14: Salad bar and fruit, cabbage rolls, roll and butter, dessert

Friday, Jan. 17: Salad bar and fruit, chicken tenderloin wth spinach ravioli, roll and butter, dessert.

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