PEO bazaar this Saturday . . . and other North Olympic Peninsula news briefs
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Needle felter Janet Watral crafts a Santa as part of a “Night Before Christmas” basket raffle for the PEO Bazaar scheduled Saturday.

By Peninsula Daily News staff

EDITOR'S NOTE: A list of holiday festivals, bazaars, events and sales across the North Olympic Peninsula was published by the Peninsula Daily News last Friday (Oct. 25) as a four-page special section — "Holiday Happenings."

You can read it on line as an interactive PDF document at

PEO chapter plans bazaar this Saturday
SEQUIM — Crafts, gifts, used books and baked goods made by members of Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Chapter JC will be on sale at the group's bazaar Saturday (Nov. 2).

The bazaar will be held in the Pioneer Park clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All proceeds from the annual bazaar support education for women.

Janet Watral will demonstrate needle-felting from 9 a.m. to noon. Needle-felting is a dry process in which the crafter uses special needles to interlock the fibers in wool batting and create a felted object.

Watral has donated a Santa valued at $75 for the PEO “Night Before Christmas” basket raffle, which includes snacks, music and a handmade quilt valued at $150 for a total value of more than $500.

Raffle tickets are $1, sold at the bazaar. The winning ticket will be drawn at 1 p.m., and the winner need not be present.

PEO, with more than 238,000 members, has been a “pioneering force for women's education” since 1869 with six philanthropies that include ownership of Cottey College for women (Nevada, Missouri) and five programs that provide higher educational assistance through grants, loans and scholarships.

Information about PEO is available at

Bluff seminar set
SEQUIM — The Coastal Watershed Institute will offer a free seminar, “Living on the Edge: Bluff Management Practices For Landowners,” on Wednesday (Oct. 30).

The seminar will be held at the historic Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This workshop will focus on management actions for bluff property landowners.

Clallam County will provide an update on the Shoreline Master Program, and Elliott Manashe from Greenbelt Consulting will provide information on how bluff-shoreline landowners can reduce surface soil erosion and improve upland slope stability by improving their management practices, including retaining and promoting native bluff vegetation, and appropriate stormwater management.

To register, contact Nicole Harris at 360-460-5092 or

Spaghetti benefit
SEQUIM — Clallam Mosaic (formerly SNAP) will hold its second annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser Friday, Nov. 8.

The event will be supported by SunLand Golf & Country Club and will be held at its facilities, 109 Hilltop Drive, with cocktail hour starting at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.

A dessert auction with items prepared by local bakeries and Clallam Mosaic board members will wrap the evening.

Entertainment will be provided by the Sequim High School Jazz Band and Select Choir.

Tickets for the spaghetti dinner are $18 per person and can be purchased by contacting Clallam Mosaic board
Vice President Patti Engle at 360-681-0536 or

Clallam Mosaic is a nonprofit dedicated to enriching, encouraging and empowering people with developmental

For more information on the agency or the dinner, visit

Copsey scholarship
PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College has a $1,000 scholarship available for a single mother who is attending the college during the 2013-14 academic year.

Applications for the Bright Haygood Copsey Scholarship are available from the college's financial aid office.

The application deadline is Nov. 8.

For more information, phone the Peninsula College Financial Aid Office at 360-417-6390.

Church hosts meal
SEQUIM — A free community dinner will be served at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., at 6 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 31).

The meal includes baked lemon chicken, sweet potatoes, vegetables, salad, desserts and beverages.

Reservations, which are requested to ensure that enough food is prepared, may be made by phoning the church at 360-683-5367 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner or by email to

The church presents the dinners the last Thursday of each month.

In November, that falls on Thanksgiving Day, and a complete Thanksgiving dinner is planned at a special time, 4 p.m.

Hearing loss group
PORT TOWNSEND — Hearing-access specialist John Allen will discuss the effect poor acoustics have on hearing at Monday's meeting (Oct. 28) of the East Jefferson chapter of the Hearing Loss Association.

The meeting will be held at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., starting at 1 p.m.

Amplified listening devices that bring the speaker's voice directly to listeners' ears or hearing aids are provided.

The meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, phone Emily Mandelbaum at 360-531-2247 or email

Neighborhood meet
PORT ANGELES — An information meeting on a Lincoln Park Neighborhood Watch will be co-hosted by the Clallam County Sheriff's Office and Port Angeles Police Department on Tuesday.

The meeting will be held at the Dry Creek Grange, 3130 W. Edgewood Drive, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Information on the Neighborhood Watch program and why it has proven beneficial to reducing crime in areas, how to “Target Harden” your home and property to prevent becoming a victim of crime, how to communicate and report incidents to local law enforcement agency and how to utilize electronic media to enhance knowledge of incidents occurring in the area will be presented.

The Clallam County sheriff's website at contains a database under “” that shows all reported crime in the area.

Scout tribute set
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the partnership between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America, a special tribute to Scouting, “A Century of Honor,” will be presented at LDS church chapels.

The broadcast will be presented via satellite from the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 29).

It will be shown in Port Angeles at 591 Monroe Road, in Sequim at 815 W. Washington St., in Forks at 1301 Calawah Way, in Chimacum at 10104 Rhody Drive and in Joyce at 51162 state Highway 112.

Boy Scout and Cub Scout units as well as family members and friends of Scouting are invited to the screenings.

Grief-support event hosted Wednesday
SEQUIM — Assured Hospice of Clallam and Jefferson Counties invites anyone grieving the loss of someone close to attend “Surviving the Holidays,” a free program that will explore ways to prepare for the holiday season in the midst of mourning.

“Surviving the Holidays” will be held at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 30).

Victoria Jazwic, bereavement coordinator at Assured Hospice, will serve as the presenter and group facilitator.

Any Clallam or Jefferson resident grieving the loss of a loved one is invited to attend.

According to organizers, hospice professionals provide the emotional, spiritual and medical support needed when patients are facing the final stages of life. Hospice services help patients live comfortably, with dignity, when a cure is no longer possible.

Hospice care programs can be provided in any place a patient calls home, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Assured Hospice is part of LHC Group, a national provider of post-acute-care services.

For more information, phone 360-582-3796.

Genealogy group
SEQUIM — Kathy Monds will present “Preserving Your Family Treasures” at the next meeting of the Computer Genealogy Users Group at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday (Nov.1).

Monds is the executive director of the Clallam County Historical Society.

The program will cover protecting documents, photos, books and textiles.

Monds also will provide a syllabus for each attendee.

The meeting is free and open to those interested in genealogy.

Email Karen Niemi at or phone 360-683-9193.

Last modified: October 27. 2013 4:30PM
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