Community news briefs — Nov. 6, 2019

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019 1:30am
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Learn about college’s medical assistant program

Find out more about Peninsula College’s accredited Medical Assisting Program and how to become a medical assistant during a special event from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the K Building at the college’s main campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Tour the program’s new facilities and enjoy light refreshments. Guests are invited to show up at any time during the event; no RSVP is required.

For more information, contact Rachel Pairsh at or 360-417-6414.

Library ‘Friends’ set sale

The Friends of Sequim Library organization hosts its monthly book sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

This month, newly donated books include more than 125 volumes of art instruction (drawing and watercolor), how-to books about wood carving, bending and turning. Multiple volumes about Native American history and art are also available. In fiction, find Guidepost novels and mysteries, as well as the Annie’s Attic mysteries. There are also books about learning to fly small planes. Also well-stocked are carpentry and home repair volumes, especially about foundations and concrete work. The outside sales area features CDs for $0.25 each.

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

Mosaic sets monthly dance

It’s a Thanksgiving celebration at Clallam Mosaic’s monthly dance, set for noon-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles.

Cost of the dance, hosted by a local nonprofit empowering people with special needs, is $8; accompanying caregivers attend for free, although donations are accepted to defray the costs.

A light meal features roasted turkey, cheesy mashed potatoes, scalloped corn, rolls, fruit salad, sugar free cookies and pumpkin bars. Coffee, tea and water will be available.

The next dance will be a Holiday Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7.

For more information, visit

OPAS to host another ‘Birds and Beverages’

The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society sets the group’s monthly informal gathering of birders of all abilities, dubbed “Birds and Beverages,” for 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St.

Community members are welcome to meet share favorite birding spots and bird photography tips, discuss research and more. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.

The group meets the second Wednesday of each month.

For more information, see and click on “Events.”

Donate clothing for those in need

Coats for Clallam is collecting new or gently0used coast, gloves, socks, scarves and blankets at several Sequim locations, with donations going to Serenity House in Port Angeles.

Drop-off locations include: Sun Taxi, 194 W. Washington St.; That Takes the Cake, 171 W. Washington St., European Autowerks, 20 Grant Road; A-1 Auto Supply, 144 W. Washington St.; Rainshadow Cafe, 157. W. Cedar St.; Jose’s Famous Salsa, 126 E. Washington St.; Sequim VFW, 169 E. Washington St., and the Sequim Food Bank, 144 W. Alder St.

A wrap-up party and community Thanksgiving dinner is set for 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Sequim VFW.

Free lecture examines Olympic’s glaciers, snowpack

The Clallam County League of Women Voters presents a free lecture, “Olympic Mountains Glaciers and Snowpack – Changes and Future Challenges,” from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St.

The second in a series on local water resources, the lecture is presented by scientist Bill Baccus, Olympic National Park physical scientist, who operates the park’s long-term monitoring program.

Attendees are encouraged to bring questions on the topic.

Following the lecture, the “Story of Water” series introductory film will be shown to those wishing to stay. “From Source to Sea: Dungeness Watershed” is a 20-minute film highlighting the beauty and dynamics of the Dungeness Watershed and the challenges for the community.

League volunteers will video-record this presentation, and a link to the recording will be available shortly thereafter on the league’s website,

For more information about this lecture series and the League of Women Voters, go to or email to

State Parks sets final free days of 2019

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer its two more fee-free days in November.

The last two free days of 2019 are Monday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day), and Friday, Nov. 29 (Thanksgiving holiday). On these days, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass for vehicle access.

State Parks free days are in keeping with 2011 legislation that created the Discover Pass, which costs $30 annually or $10 for a one-day visit. The pass is required for vehicle access to state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources.

Free days apply only to day-use access by vehicle, not overnight stays or rented facilities.

Senior menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at noon at Dungeness Schoolhouse, 657 Towne Road, on Tuesdays and Fridays, and at noon at Sunland Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Dr., on Mondays (except Veterans Day, Nov. 11).

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, Nov. 12: Salad bar and fruit, split pea and ham soup, crackers, dessert

Friday, Nov. 15: salad bar and fruit, beef shepherd’s pie, roll and butter, dessert.

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