Community news briefs — Nov. 27, 2019

  • Wednesday, November 27, 2019 1:30am
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Thanksgiving Day yoga classes set

Poser YOGA will offer a by-donation Thanksgiving Day yoga classes called “Gratitude in Motion” from 11 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Sequim studio, 145 E. Washington St. and the Port Angeles studio, 502 W. Eighth St.

All proceeds from the class go toward the Yoga Behind Bars program.

To register, sign up through the MindBody app or visit

For more information, email to

Thanksgiving Day gratitude practice slated

Shelley Stratton and Julia Buggy of Bodhi Tree Yoga Studio, and Zorina Wolf of Village Heartbeat Drumming, host a Thanksgiving Day Gratitude Practice from 9-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, at 271 Blakely Blvd.

Participants can “cultivate patience, resilience and creativity for a wholehearted, all levels yoga class,” event organizers say.

Cost is by donation; all funds received to the Sequim Food Bank.

See for more information.

Barhop hosts trivia night in support of #ClallamGives

Joining the international fun of #GivingTuesday on Dec. 3, Barhop Brewery, at 124 W. Railroad Ave. in Port Angeles, will be hosting an evening of trivia and fundraising.

Between 5-9 p.m., Barhop will donate $1 for each pint sold to #ClallamGives, which raises much-needed funds for more than 40 local nonprofits. This amazing collaboration hopes to inspire donors to think, act and give locally.

In addition to high quality, small batch brews and artisan pizza, patrons will enjoy testing their knowledge about the area and local nonprofits. Prizes will be awarded throughout evening.

Individuals, and teams, are encouraged to take up the trivia challenges while supporting local nonprofits.

To learn more about #ClallamGives or to donate on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 3, visit New this year, text to give by texting CLALLAM to 844-844-6844.

Sequim tractor cruise set for Saturday

The annual Sequim Museum & Arts Tractor Cruise cruises through downtown Sequim on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Tractors line up in the parking lot at the Sequim QFC, 990 E. Washington St., before “cruising” westward through town to Mariner Cafe, 609 W. Washington St.

Tractors old and new, clean or dirty are welcome.

Those interested in participating should attach a rear safety triangle to participate.

For more information, call 360-681-2257 or email to

Sequim scouts host blanket drive

Boy Scout Troop 1103 hosts a blanket/throw drive from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Sequim Grocery Outlet, 1045 W. Washington St., to benefit Sequim Community Aid’s Toys for Sequim Kids.

The following weekend, Boy Scout Troop 90 hosts another blanket drive from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, also at Sequim Grocery Outlet. Toys for Sequim Kids runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

For more information or to volunteer, call Sequim Community Aid at 360-681-3731.

OPHS gets boost from Subaru’s ‘Share the Love’

Through Jan. 2, Subaru of America along with Koenig Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased based on customer’s charitable selections. Koenig Subaru of Port Angeles has once again elected to support the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (OPHS) as their local charity of choice during the 2019 “Share the Love Event.”

The amount collected will then be revealed at the OPHS annual fundraising event, Meowgaritas and Mutts, set for April 25 at the Vern Burton community Center in Port Angeles.

‘The Story of Water’ to screen in Blyn

Native Film Night hosts a trio of special guests who will present “The Story of Water in the Dungeness Watershed” from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Jamestown Tribal Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway.

Produced by the League of Women Voters of Clallam County, this film studies the rising concerns about decreasing ground water, the effects of climate change, and diminishing snowpack as well as the beauty and dynamics of the Dungeness Watershed.

On hand will be Ann Soule, Resource Manager for the City of Sequim, Carrol Hull of the League of Women Voters Clallam County, and Hansi Hals, Natural Resources Director for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

This is a free event.

Call 360-681-4632 or see for more information.

Breakfast with Santa set

The annual Breakfast with Santa event is set for 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Sequim Middle School cafeteria, 301 W. Hendrickson Road.

Sponsored by Parenting Matters/First Teacher, the event includes a breakfast meal, photos with Santa, crafts and music,free books and more.

Tickets are $10 for adults and children ages 11 and older, $5 for children of ages 2-10, and free for those younger than 2.

Get tickets at or at the door.

There are a limited number of tickets for those who cannot afford them; call 360-681-2250.

Annual tea at the schoolhouse

The annual Sequim Christmas Tea is set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Old Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road.

All are welcome.

The event includes a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus.

For more information, call 360-681-2257 or email to

Open house set for group helping those with illnesses, memory loss

Tim’s Place, an adult activity club, hosts an open house for those affected by chronic illnesses and memory loss challenges from 10 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Dec.5, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

The event features fun activities, music, games, snacks and more.

For more information, contact Rhonda Heyn at 360-912-3605.

Learn how to boost your memory

At a special presentation, “7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Memory,” learn ways to improve one’s memory abilities from Barb Paschal, community educator and retired physical therapist.

The presentation is set for 1:30-2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Sequim Library meeting room, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

OPHS gets fundraiser events in December

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (OPHS) sees a pair of fundraisers on the peninsula in coming weeks.

From 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, Tedesco’s Italian Fresh at 210 W. Washington St., hosts a fundraising dinner (reservations required), with 20 percent of funds raised going to the nonprofit.

From 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, Harbinger Winery at 2358 US Highway 101 West, Port Angeles, hosts its “Yappy Hour.” At the event, proceeds from the sale of the “Menagerie” wine goes to OPHS, and attendees can visit with a few animals from the humane society.

Call 360-457-8206 for more information.

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