Community News Briefs Oct. 7, 2015

Several meetings and special events planned for this week and next in and around Sequim

Planners talk zoning changes

The Clallam County Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m.  Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Agenda items include a public hearing of the Clallam County Six-Year (2016-2021) Transportation Improvement Program and a public hearing regarding proposed zoning changes to accommodate the construction of an 18-hole disc golf course east of Sequim off of the Old Blyn Highway. Call 417-2277 for more information.

Power Squadron to meet

The North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron will meet at The Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, on Monday, Oct. 12. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. with a business meeting, dinner and a speaker. This event is free and open to the public. A dinner can be purchased for $22 per person. The speaker will be Aviation Survival Technician, Second Class Andrew Johnston who is a rescue swimmer stationed in Port Angeles. He will talk about his training, personal search and rescue cases, and the role of the Coast Guard. He also will bring along some gear for everyone to examine.

For more information, call Tom O’Laughlin at 360-670-2798 or e-mail

PAWS to read at the library

Watch your child discover the joy of reading with a little help from some furry friends at the

Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Dogs and trainers from Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy Dog Club will be inside the library listening to readers of all ages from 3-4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month, October-May except in November, when the library is closed in observance of Veterans Day. For more information, call 683-1161.

Annual Apple Press & Fun Fest set at New Life

New Life Open Bible Church, 402 E. Sixth St., Port Angeles, invites the community to come experience an old-fashioned Apple Press and Fun Fest from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The free festival includes family friendly activities and food. Call the Rev. Bill Asselin at 775-5889 to donate apples.

Fungi expert to speak

The Olympic Peninsula Mycological Society will meet from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road in Blyn. The speaker will be Britt Bunyard, PhD, publisher and editor-in-chief of Fungi Magazine. He has taught a variety of college level biology classes, published scientific papers and traveled extensively in the pursuit of mycology.

For more information, visit

Beta Nu seeks applicants

The Beta Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma announces that applications are now available for continuing education grants from the Helen Gariepy Grants for School Educators in Clallam County. Grants are available to selected educators who are working for professional improvement or development of their skills.

Any educator or paraprofessional working in a Clallam County school may apply. Funding may be for full reimbursement of funds, or for partial reimbursement for programs not paid for from any other sources. Applications are at The deadline for submission is Nov. 15. For more information, contact Sue Clary at

Firemen go rogue in novel

“Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury is the book up for discussion at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. In Bradbury’s classic, frightening vision of the future, firemen don’t put out fires — they start them in order to burn books.

Copies of “Fahrenheit 451” are available at the Sequim Library in various formats including regular print and audiobook on CD. They can be requested online by visiting the library catalog at

Paddlers talk safety

The Olympic Peninsula Paddlers club meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. The program includes a safety presentation on “risk assessment” by veteran kayak instructor and tsunami ranger Deb Volturno. The public is invited to attend. Call 683-4831.

OCA debuts film

Olympic Climate Action, in conjunction with the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, kick offs an occasional film series with “The Yes Men are Revolting,” a comedic romp through the dark side of corporate culture at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center.

Admission is by donation ($5 suggested). The movie is not rated, however, it does contain some strong language. For more information, contact Janet Marx at 457-6605.

Zumbathon benefit planned

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Help raise money at a Party in Pink Zumbathon for Olympic Medical Center’s Cancer Care Patient Navigator program (for low income cancer patients) from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, 400 W. Fir St., Sequim, for a $10 minimum suggested tax deductible donation.

All proceeds go to the Patient Navigator Program.

Shred events helps food bank

First Federal is partnering once again with the Sequim Food Bank for its semi-annual “First Fed Shred” event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

This is an opportunity for people to safely dispose of personal documents while doing something important for their community and the Sequim Food Bank.

There is no cost for the document shredding but donations of food (especially peanut butter, tuna, canned soup, pasta and rice) or a cash contribution for the Sequim Food Bank are appreciated.

County marine resources committee to meet

The Clallam County Marine Resources Committee meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at the Clallam County Courthouse commissioners meeting room. Enter the courthouse through the door north of the bus shelter on Fourth Street. An agenda for the meeting will be available at the week prior to the meeting.

Senior Nutrition menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4:30 p.m. at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Suggested donation is $5 (60 and over), $8 guest and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed. RSVP to 683-8491. Menus are subject to change.

Friday, Oct. 9: Cottage cheese w/fruit, grilled chicken pasta salad on bed of greens, apple cake

Tuesday, Oct. 13: Carrot salad, bratwurst on bed of sauerkraut, Harvard beets, warm pretzel, cherry cobbler

Wednesday, Oct. 14: Green salad, beef stew, corn, biscuits, ambrosia salad.

Volkssporters host Crab walk

The Olympic Peninsula Volkssport Club invites the public to a 5-, 10- or 14-kilometer walk Saturday, Oct. 10, in conjunction with the Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival. The walks begin at William Shore Memorial Pool, 225 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles. Starting times are 9 a.m.-1 p.m., finishing by 4 p.m.  For more information, call 681-5405 or