Community News Briefs Sept. 23, 2015

Assistant Fire Chief to retire, fair theme deadline looms and more.

Reception for Moeder set

Clallam County Fire District 3 is having a retirement celebration for Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Roger Moeder from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Headquarters Station No. 34, 323 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Call 683-4242.

Pain workshop planned

A free pain management workshop will meet at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., from 9:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays from Sept. 23-Oct. 28. The workshop is provided for by the Olympic Area Agency on Aging. To register call 800-801-0060.

City of Sequim seek  planning commission applicants

The Sequim City Council is seeking applicants for a vacancy on the Sequim Planning Commission.

This four-year term expires in January 2017. Applicants must be residents of the City of Sequim.

The Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month. This voluntary commission serves as an advisory body to the city council on land use and zoning issues.

For more information or to obtain an application, contact Sequim City Hall in the Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., call 683-4139 or visit Submit applications to the City Clerk’s Office at the Sequim City Hall. The position will remain open until filled.

Fair theme deadline looms

The deadline to enter the theme contest for the 2016 Clallam County Fair is Sept. 25. If your theme is picked by the selection committee, you will win $100, two fair day passes and two fair T‑Shirts.

The theme is limited to seven words or less. You cannot use “Clallam County” in the slogan. Ten entries per person are allowed. Each entry must have the entrant’s name, address and phone number. Only residents of Clallam County are eligible to enter and there is no age limit. Mail suggested themes to the Clallam County Fair Theme Committee, 1608 W. 16th St., Port Angeles, WA 98363. Entries must be postmarked no later than Sept. 25.

This year’s theme was “Fun For The Whole Herd!” submitted by Gayle Taylor. The dates of next year’s fair are Aug. 18-21, 2016.

Kiwanis club looks for revival

A number of locals are looking to reform a Kiwanis club in the area. The next meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at Mariners Cafe, 609 W. Washington St., Ste. 1.

For more information, call Jack Gourlie at 360-302-1371.

Fundraiser band night set

CCH Individualized Support Services invites the community to help support adults with developmental disabilities with a fundraiser to help meet the needs of its low-income clients.

The event is at the Metta Room, 132 E. Front St., Port Angeles, from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, with live music from Raygun Carver and MCFD. DJ J Dog will finish out the night.

The event is all ages from 7-9 p.m. and 21 and over after 9 p.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a suggested donation of $5 at the door.

Get free fitness advice

Jack Millman, former personal trainer, will be offering free workout and fitness advice in the

Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center, 610 N. Fifth Ave., from 10 a.m.-noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

There is no cost for this free advice, but facility admission is required to use SARC.

For more information, call 683-3344.

Sequim Prairie Grange hosting benefit breakfast

Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim, will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. The profits will sent to help with the expense of the Eastern Washington fire fighting. In addition to pancakes, the menu includes ham, eggs and beverages.

Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 10 and younger.

Solar Home Show set

The 2015 Port Angeles Solar Home Tour will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Port Angeles City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles.

The schedule is as follows: 10-11 a.m. “Spin Your Meter Backwards” Solar 101 workshop; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. tour information, maps and staff available for questions; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. solar homes open for touring.

Fundraising walk is in PA

The annual St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk will be from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, Port Angeles. Registration opens at noon the day of the race. This year, the walk will begin at the Port Angeles pier area and go along the Olympic Discovery Trail to the Port Angeles Yacht Club and back.

The walk will raise funds for the St. Vincent de Paul Society to help those living in poverty in Port Angeles and Sequim. The goal for Port Angeles this year is $3,000 primarily for medical costs for those living in Port Angeles area who cannot afford medicines and transportation. The goal for Sequim is $1,500 primarily for assistance with utilities and housing. For more information or to register before the day of the walk, call 457-5804.

PFOA plans benefit

Peninsula Friends of Animals will have a benefit concert from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Sequim Prairie Grange Hall, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim. The concert features Joy in Mudville and admission $8. Light refreshments will be available available.

CCGS plans all-day seminar

The Clallam County Genealogical Society will have its fall seminar, “Records and Strategies: Cornerstones of Successful Genealogical Research,” from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. Eric Stroschein, a professional forensic genealogist, will speak. Register before Oct. 3 and costs are $40 for members and $45 for non-members. To register, contact the Clallam County Genealogical Society at 417-5000, or

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, Sept. 25: Green salad, beef stew, sliced oranges, dinner roll, dessert

Tuesday, Sept. 29: Green salad, chili, cornbread, grapes, apple pie

Wednesday, Sept. 30: Tossed salad, cabbage roll, steamed rice, mixed berries.