Community news in brief – Oct. 28, 2015

Anti-fluoride rally set; Monday Musicale hosts benefit concert; PFOA sets benefit; harvest dinner slated in Port Angeles, more

Anti-fluoride rally set

Clean Water for Clallam County invites all to attend the End Fluoridation Rally at 1 p.m.  Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Gateway Transit Center Pavilion for a rally, food drive and free information. A march to Port Angeles City Hall follows at 5 p.m.

PFOA sets benefit

Peninsula Friends of Animals invites the community to a Dining Benefit Event at Smuggler’s Landing, 115 Railroad Ave., Port Angeles from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. Join members in celebrating National Cat Day. Half of dinner proceeds will be donated to PFOA supporting its rescues and spay/neuter clinics for low-income pet owners. Call 452-0414 or visit for ticket information.

Studying salmon

Interested in getting fishy? Attend a training to survey coho with the North Olympic Salmon Coalition. The group provides the gear and the know-how as participants and collect important data on spawning salmon at Chimacum Creek, starting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. Call 379-8051 or e-mail for more information.

Harvest dinner slated

The Esther Chapter #19 Order of the Eastern Star is having its sixth-annual Harvest Dinner from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Port Angeles Masonic Lodge, 622 S. Lincoln St.

The event includes a homemade turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-10, and free for children ages 5 and younger. Tickets are available at the door or by calling Vickie Larson at 457-9444 or Mary Miller at 417-9236.

‘Hope for the Holidays’

Paul Fiorini, a bereavement counselor with Assured Hospice in Sequim, presents a seminar for people who have lost loved ones and need some assistance in getting through the holidays. “Hope for the Holidays” is free and will be from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Call 582-3796 to register.

Mac users group to meet

The Strait Mac Users Group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. Presenter Jim Karr demonstrates the Apple program Keynote, showing how he uses Keynote to deliver professional lectures around the world.

Using Keynote, he will share personal insights from his work and travels through the Amazon River. Refreshments will be served. Call Jerry Freilich at 457-4660 for more information.

Paws to read

Dogs make great listeners for readers of all ages. Starting at 3:30 p.m.  Thursday, Nov. 5, the Port Angeles Library (2210 S. Peabody St.) invites the community to share a story with a furry, four-legged friend from Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy Dog Club. For more information about this and other upcoming programs at the library, visit and select “Events,” call the library at 417-8500, or send an e-mail to

Transit back on schedule

Clallam Transit will resume regular fixed-route, dial-a-ride and paratransit bus service on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, throughout Clallam County.

The fixed-route and dial-a-ride service provided will be on the regular weekday schedule. The administration office will be closed and will reopen for business on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Learn about EcoVIlliage

Learn about EcoVillage Dungeness-Cohousing, a new EcoVillage being created in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. Meetings (with potluck, community video and visioning) are at 6 p.m. Mondays at The Natural Healing Clinic, 162 S. Barr Road, Port Angeles. Learn about our preferred location, which will save an old farm in Sequim.

Call to confirm attendance at 457-1515 or 808-2662.

Speaker shares message for youth at fundraiser

The My Choices Celebration of Life Fall fundraiser, Education Impacts Choices, presents speaker Pam Stenzel sharing her powerful message of hope for youth. Education Impacts Choices begins at 7 p.m., Nov. 5, at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing and a dessert buffet. Call Lisa at 452-3300 for reservations.

For writers

All locations of the North Olympic Library System host weekly Write-Ins in November as part of its ongoing celebration of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a creative-writing-focused program in which participants try to write a 50,000-word novel during the month of November.

In Sequim, Write-Ins are Mondays from 3-5 p.m.; in Port Angeles, they are Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.

Tables, chairs, power outlets, Wi-Fi and free coffee will be provided. No previous writing experience is necessary to attend.


Fifth Avenue residents step up

During the first 15 days of November, The Fifth Avenue in Sequim is conducting a Food and Funds Drive with the goal of raising 500 pounds of food for the Sequim Food Bank.

In addition, it’s also raising funds to give five families with seniors raising grandchildren, who attend the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, fully prepared Thanksgiving meals.

They will be collecting food and funds from Nov. 1-15. Donations can be taken to The Fifth Avenue or the satellite collection boxes at Safeway and The Grocery Outlet.

The Fifth Avenue residents will be on hand at Safeway and Grocery The Outlet from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, and Saturday, Nov. 14 for food and monetary donations.

Vet clinic coming

The Olympic Peninsula Equine Network will have a veterinary clinic at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at 554 Roupe Road, Sequim. If your horse needs a ride, the cost is $25 for Sequim and the surrounding area.

Space and rides are limited and generally fill up quickly, so call 360-207-1688 to sign up and for price information. Services include teeth floating, castration, worming, etc.

Volunteers also are needed.

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. 30: Harvest soup, Scary Salad w/curdled milk and spider eggs, Mummy Wrap, Ghostly Jell-O

Tuesday, Nov. 3: French onion soup, beef Burgundy, whipped potatoes, green beans, spiced apples.

Wednesday, Nov. 4: Coleslaw, sweet/sour chicken, fried rice, zucchini, pears.