Community news briefs — Oct. 7, 2020

  • Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:30am
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Helen Haller shred event is Saturday

A shred event to benefit Helen Haller Elementary School is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the JCPenney parking lot at 651 W. Washington St.

Cost is by donation; cash and checks are accepted, and help pay for special programs at Helen Haller.

Items to be shredded should be kept in paper or plastic bags. Drivers should remain in their car while shred items are unloaded.

For more information, contact the Helen Haller Parent-Teacher Organization at

Library friends group sets book sale

The Friends of Sequim Library will hold a Second Saturday Book Sale at a new location — 10175 Old Olympic Highway, near the round about intersection with Sequim-Dungeness Way — from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Oct. 10.

Featured this month is a lifetime collection of aviation, military and aviation art of more than 100 books. Also a group of factory-wrapped books published by The Lakeside Press, plus a complete, 14-volume set of the Time-Life series “The Civil War” by Shelby Foote. Of interest might be a very large donation of music CDs. For youths are several Nancy Drew mysteries.

Masks will be required and social distancing practiced. The number in the building will be limited to 25 percent of building limits or 25 people at a time; there is no outdoor shopping area.

Prepare farm for winter

Clallam Conservation District is offering a free webinar from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, to help make the transition into fall and winter a bit easier on farmers and their horses and/or livestock.

Conservation planners will offer tips for feed storage, lighting, stock water during freezing weather, mud and manure management, and more.

Register on Clallam Conservation District’s website at Those unable to attend the live webinar can request a copy of the recorded webinar upon registration.

Sequim YMCA sets open house dates

The YMCA of Sequim has set open house events for noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, and noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, inviting the community to visit the facility at 610 N. Fifth Ave.

Staff will be on hand to meet visitors, display new features at the facility, and explain safety precautions in place to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

All guests will be required to wear a mask and keep a distance of 6 feet from others. A maximum of 20 people will be allowed in the facility.

Those interested in attending are asked to make a reservation at a half-hour interval (noon, 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.) by calling 360-477-4381.

For more information, visit

PC to host author, ‘American Radicalism’ presentation on Zoom

Dr. Erin Chapman, Associate Professor at George Washington University, offers “Lorraine Hansberry’s American Radicalism,” a free presentation and discussion on Zoom via Peninsula College’s Oct. 8 Studium Generale.

Join the Zoom meeting at (Meeting ID: 951 5613 6928).

Chapman’s presentation will focus not on suffrage but on Hansberry, the first African-American female author to have a play performed on Broadway.

Chapman is the author of “Prove It On Me: New Negroes, Sex, and Popular Culture in the 1920s,” and a range of book chapters and articles. She teaches survey courses in African American history and graduate and undergraduate seminars on African American historiography, African American historical biography, the history of slavery and its legacies, and black radicalism.

Virtual meeting set for Dungeness Light Station

The New Dungeness Light Station Association invites the community to attend the organization’s “virtual” annual meeting set for 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. For the link to the meeting, visit

Presenters will talk about how light station managers have been dealing with COVID-19, handling regular and special maintenance projects, and detail new projects completed during the pandemic shutdown — including a new fog bell and interpretive panels.

Elks to host Halloween ‘drive thru’

The Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, looks to host a “drive thru” trick-or-treat event from3-6 p.m. on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31.

The event is dependent on COVID-19 health guidelines; interested parties can check on the event’s status by calling the lodge at 360-683-2763 between 9 a.m.-noon on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.

NOLS offering free ‘Resilience Kits’

The North Olympic Library System is celebrating Resilience Month by offering free “Resilience Kits” through curbside pickup at its branches.

The kits come with a variety of activities and tools t”o help build resilience and support self-care,” NOLS representatives say.

The Clallam Resilience Project and partners are offering a series of resilience-themed workshops, held on Zoom from 9-11 a.m. on Oct. 7, Oct. 21 and Nov. 4. Registration is required for each workshop to receive the Zoom information; register at

For more information on programs and library services, visit, email to or follow North Olympic Library System on Facebook and Instagram.

Hospital guild’s thrift shop is open

The Sequim Hospital Guild Thrift Shop at 204 W. Bell is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and the first and third Saturdays of each month.

The shop is also open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays to accept new or gently used donations.

Funds raised support medical needs in Clallam County.

Find more information about the shop and guild on Facebook.

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