Community news briefs — Sept. 28, 2022

Hospital guild’s thrift shop to be open

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

This week the shop will feature a selection of Christmas and winter decor. Donations are accepted 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays.

All proceeds are donated to local medical needs, including to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, Fire District 3 (Sequim) EMTs, the Sequim Free Clinic and nursing scholarships for Peninsula College students.

Find more information at the guild’s site on Facebook.

Diabetes group to meet

The Sequim Diabetes support group meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10:15-11:15 a.m. at Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St. The next meeting will be Oct. 5.

The topics vary each month and this free meeting is open to the public with any contributions given to the Shipley Center.

For more information, call 360-683-6806.

Rotary group to meet

The Sequim Noon Rotary’s weekly lunch meeting, held both in-person and online, are at 11:55 a.m. on Thursdays at The Big Elk Restaurant, 707 E. Washington St., and on Zoom.

For a personal invitation to Zoom, email to sequimrotary@gmail.com.

Libraries to close for staff training

All North Olympic Library System (NOLS) branches, including the Sequim branch at 630 N. Sequim Ave., will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 29, to allow staff to attend an in-service training day.

All NOLS branches will reopen on Friday, Sept. 30, for regular library services. Wi-Fi is available in all NOLS parking lots and library materials and services are available at nols.org.

For more information about library services, visit nols.org, call 360-417-8500 or email to discover@nols.org.

VHOCC sets orientation sessions

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County (VHOCC) is hosting online and in-person volunteer orientations for those interested in learning more about or volunteering with the organization.

The online session is slated for 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, via Zoom. The in-person session is scheduled for 11 a.m.-noon on Friday, Oct. 7, at the hospice offices, 829 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles.

Registration is required by calling 360-452-1511 or emailing to vsm@vhocc.org.

Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities such as front desk receptionist, in the organization’s lending closet or delivering medical equipment to patients’ homes. They can also serve at the besides of hospice patients or offer grief support to loved ones.

VHOCC is a nonprofit serving Clallam County from Joyce to Diamond Point, and all its services are free, providing end-of-life nursing care, loans medical equipment and supplies and offers education programs, grief support groups, one-on-one bereavement services and practical workshops on life after loss. For more information, call 360-452-1511 or visit vhocc.org.