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PORT ANGELES — Serenity House of Clallam County is accepting emergency food and shelter funding requests.

Nonprofit and governmental agencies that provide or are capable of providing emergency food and shelter and are willing and able to comply with federal documentation requirements are encouraged to apply.

Serenity House is the program administrator.

The allocation for Clallam County is $10,050.

Request for applications can be made at Serenity House, 2203 W. 18th St., by 4 p.m. Friday, March 21.

For more information, phone Serenity House at 360-452-7970 or email

Port Angeles dance class changes days for meetings to Fridays

PORT ANGELES — The monthly dance class for people with Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke-related movement issues has changed from Saturdays to Fridays at the Sons of Norway Hall, 131 W. Fifth St.

The class, with specially trained instructor Corrie Befort, will go from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday.

The cost is $10 for patients, while a family member or other caregiver is invited to join in for free.

For more information, email Befort at

Tickets on sale for March 22 'Midnight in Paris' fundraiser in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — First Step Family Support Center, 325 E. Sixth St., has announced that tickets are on sale for the annual fundraiser “Midnight in Paris,” set Saturday, March 22.

Sponsored by 7 Cedars Casino and First Federal, the live and silent auctions and dinner will be at C'est Si Bon, 23 Cedar Park Drive.

Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a one-week stay at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort in Mazatlán, Mexico (airfare not included), a two-night Port Townsend getaway with waterfront lodging, a dinner at the Belmont in Port Townsend or a European facial at Face of Grace Pure Skin Care in Port Townsend.

“There really is something for everyone,” said Staci Matthes, First Step's development manager. “We are auctioning off some practical items, as well, including a load of gravel from Lakeside Industries and a Maytag washer from the Sears Port Angeles store.”

Tickets are $80 and can be purchased online at or by phoning First Step at 360-457-8355.

Contact Staci Matthes, First Step Family Support Center, at 360-457-8355 or, or visit

Applications available for Sequim's Irrigation Festival Parade; deadline is May 1

SEQUIM — Applications for the Irrigation Festival Parade are available online at; at the Sequim Chamber of Commerce, 1192 E. Washington St.; or at Colors of Sequim, 139 W. Washington St.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 1.

The parade is set Saturday, May 10, at noon.

Contact Eileen Cummings at 360-797-1772 or

Second Story Tour set Saturday in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Downtown Association will offer a peek into the community's history during its annual Second Story Tour on Saturday.

The free event will begin at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain at First and Laurel streets and visit the second floor of Captain T's/The Beanery, 114 E. Front St., which once served as the projection booth of the former Elwha Theater.

“Over the past three years, it has been such a joy to expand local people's understanding and awareness of the great diversity of services that are available downtown,” said tour organizer Richard Stephens.

For more information, phone 360-457-9614, email or visit

Boating card class offered Saturday, Sunday in Sequim

SEQUIM — A state boating card class will be held at Rainbow's End RV Park, 261831 U.S. Highway 101, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The cost is $41.

A boating education class is necessary to obtain a mandatory state boater's card for operators of boats with motors exceeding 14 horsepower.

The course covers basic power and sailboat types, operation, regulations, marine law, safety and navigation.

Course materials include illustrated text, a presentation CD and digital navigation software.

A course completion certificate meets state educational requirements to obtain the state card.

For more information, phone Bill Atkinson at 360-457-1215 or email

Woodcarver to give presentation Sunday in Chimacum

CHIMACUM — Woodcarver Jay Haavik of Seattle will present for the Daughters of Norway, Thea Foss No. 45, at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Attendees will learn of the woodcarving done on a replica of the Oseberg Viking ship buried in the 800s.

Haavik was the lead carver for the project.

Beginning as an artist working with Pacific Northwest coast Native Americans, he now focuses on his Scandinavian heritage.

The public is invited to attend.

For more information, phone 360-379-1802.

Classified School Employee Week marked by Port Angeles School District

PORT ANGELES — Gov. Jay Inslee declared March 10-14 as Classified School Employee Week in Washington state.

His proclamation continues a tradition begun in 1975 by the Public School Employees of Washington to recognize professionals who work in schools in support of student learning and success.

“We are proud to recognize the important contributions of our Port Angeles School District classified employees,” Superintendent Jane Pryne said.

Teachers at Hamilton Elementary School in Port Angeles on Monday wore capes to school in support of the week's theme, “Why be a Superhero When You Can Be an Everyday Hero?”

The Port Angeles School District has 220 classified school employees.

“We are appreciative of their talents, teamwork and valuable assistance in supporting students,” Pryne said of local educators.

“Thank you to our classified employees for their outstanding work.”

'Peaceful Life' talk offered Saturday in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is welcome to attend a meeting of the AAUW Port Townsend branch at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

The meeting is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Members and guests will hear Christine Nock and Amy Gordon discuss “Strategies for Living a More Peaceful Life.”

Nock and Gordon will present an exploration of strategies that support a “happier and more peaceful life.”

Participants will be guided through a series of specific practices and exercises.

Phone 360-390-5693 or visit

Square dance set Saturday in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — The North Meets South Ramblers will play traditional tunes for square dance caller Gabe Strand at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Strand hails from Seattle and has been a “key player in the traditional music and dance revival in the Northwest,” organizers said.

The North Meets South Ramblers play Southern Appalachian square dance tunes.

All dances will be taught; no experience is necessary.

All ages are welcome to the family-friendly event.

Dancers are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and snacks to share.

Admission is $5, free for those 16 and younger.

For more information, visit or phone Dave Thielk at 360-301-6005.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser coming Saturday to Sequim Elks Lodge

SEQUIM — A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for volunteer firefighter Jerry Peterson will be held at the Sequim Elks Lodge 2642, 143 Port Williams Road, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Peterson has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and is receiving treatment at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.

The cost for the fundraiser is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger.

Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, Caesar salad, garlic bread and dessert.

There will be periodic raffle prizes and a 50-50 drawing. Winners need not be present.

The public is welcome.

Phone Stef Anderson at 360-670-9066, Gene Mattson at 360-681-0533 or the Elks Lodge at 360-683-2763.

Monday Musicale to meet in Port Angeles on Monday

PORT ANGELES — Monday Musicale will meet in the fellowship hall of Queen of Angels Church, 209 W. 11th St., at noon Monday.

Entertainment will be provided by the Stevens Middle School Jazz Band at 1 p.m.

The program is open to the public.

Phone Maralyn Hillhouse at 360-928-3015.

Saturday presentation in Port Townsend to study geology of Rome

PORT TOWNSEND — A geological presentation arranged by Jefferson Land Trust's Geology Group will be held at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The event is free and open to the public. A donation of $5 is appreciated.

Dr. Grant Heiken will give an illustrated presentation on “Urban Geology and the Story of Rome.”

From its time as historic hub of the Roman Empire, Rome has continuously been a political, religious and administrative capital. Its geologic setting and terrain ensured population growth and cultural survival.

Modern Rome, emerging after the unification of Italy, developed in a haphazard manner after World War II.

Most residents have not been pleased with the results of rapid development, but they continue to care for their city and its environment.

New, detailed geologic maps of the city help coordination of programs for engineering, environmental geology and cooperative work with archeologists, all within city and regional governments.

For more information, email Michael Machette at or visit

Garden show lined up for Saturday, Sunday in Sequim

SEQUIM — Soroptimist International of Sequim will present the 16th annual Soroptimist Gala Garden Show at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., on Saturday and Sunday.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The cost is $5 per person. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.

More than 60 vendors will feature and share their expertise, wares and ideas for the garden and gardener.

Both days will feature a speaker series with the Master Gardeners of Clallam County.

The Garden Cafe will be open for breakfast and lunch.

For more information, visit

Free movie series to screen 'A Place at the Table' Monday in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — “A Place at the Table” will screen in the Port Townsend High School auditorium, 1500 Van Ness St., at 7 p.m. Monday.

The film is part of the Fresh & Free Moveable Feast Film Series, a collaboration between the Port Townsend Food Co-op, Local 20/20 and Citizens for Local Food.

Donations are accepted.

For more information, email or visit

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