Community news briefs — Oct. 13, 2021

  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:30am
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Coats for Kids drive to start Oct. 15

The third-annual Coats for Kids Drive is almost under way. The community effort that brings warm clothing to youngsters in need has added more drop-off locations to serve Clallam County better. The drive for new coats and shoes starts Oct. 15 and runs through Nov. 15.

Sequim drop-off locations include QFC, 990 E. Washington St., and YMCA of Sequim, 610 N. Sequim Ave. In Port Angeles, locations include Country Aire Natural Foods, 200 W. First St., and YMCA of Port Angeles, 302 S. Francis St.

If anyone has a need for, or knows of someone that is in need of coats or shoes, they are urged to email to or call Karen (360-460-0380), Heidi (425-941-4246), Kelley (360-460-4982) or Cheryl (360-809-3851).

Coats for Kids Drive got a key donation this year from organizers of the 2021 Applestock event.

Coats for Kids organizers hope to have a community coat hand-out day in November; check for updates.

Guild’s thrift shop sets opening

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Oct. 14-16. All red-tagged items will be 50 percent off. In addition to sale items, the shop also features a selection of tableware, depression glass, mid-century table and chairs.

All proceeds are donated to help fund health needs in the community.

Donations are accepted 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesday and days the shop is open for business.

Take virtual tour of tribe’s museum, archives

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library, in collaboration with the North Olympic History Center, presents a virtual tour of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Museum and archival collections from 3-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, on Zoom.

David Brownell, executive director of the North Olympic History Center, hosts the tour.

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe curates thousands of archaeological artifacts and ethnographic objects. In 2019, the Tribe established a Tribal Archive repository for historical documents and print materials. Join us for a look at some of these priceless pieces of S’Klallam cultural heritage and history.

No registration is necessary. Join the Zoom presentation at (meeting ID 811 0624 2936, passcode 208644).

For more information, call 360-681-4632 or email to, or visit library.jamestown Events.

Film to highlight indigenous voices in climate change struggle

Peninsula College’s Magic of Cinema, Studium Generale, and ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning and Peninsula College Longhouse will screen “Island Road,” a film that confronts the reality of the global climate emergency with powerful and personal stories, this week.

Screenings of the film, which has a run time of 73 minutes, include 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13, and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14. Join the screenings at (meeting ID 817 2761 5841).

The movie centers around an indigenous community in southern Louisiana where the climate crisis is urgent, and individuals are being displaced from their homes.

Through intimate and quiet interviews, the stories and voices of tribal members are highlighted; interviewees describe their relationship to the disappearing land, their concerns around food sources, and their families’ and communities’ histories, current struggles and joys, and uncertain futures.

Intro genealogy class set

The Clallam County Genealogical Society hosts an “I know nothing about Genealogy” class starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the society’s research center, 403 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles.

This is a class for beginning family researchers who would like to find out more about their ancestors and the stories of their lives and the best way to locate the information.

There is no charge for attending the class or for using the facilities at the center. Class space is limited because of COVID considerations, so those interested in participating are encouraged to call and reserve a seat.

For more information or to sign up for the class, call 360-417-5000 or drop by. The facility is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, and noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays.

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