NEWS BRIEFS: Alley cleanup seeks volunteers Saturday in Sequim … and other items

SEQUIM — Rally in the Alley will focus on opportunities to clean up alleys in Sequim when the group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The focus area for the rally will be the area between Washington and Fir streets and Sequim and Fifth avenues.

Workers will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St. Volunteers are asked to bring wheelbarrows, wagons, shovels and work gloves.

Rally in the Alley is created in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, the city of Sequim and the Neighborhood Revitalization Coalition.

For more information, contact Colleen at 360-775-3742 or email

MLK assembly

PORT ANGELES — The community is invited to a repeat of Port Angeles High School’s Martin Luther King Jr. assembly at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the school’s auditorium.

The assembly, which focused on the history of civil rights in America, was “one of the most moving things” some community members who attended the first assembly saw, said Leslie Robertson of Revitalize Port Angeles, which is promoting the event.

“Lots of people chimed in and said they would have loved to see it, so the school is going to put it on again for the community,” she said.

The event, called “The Voices of Civil Rights,” features the school’s music department and the faculty band.

Customer appreciation

First Federal will host its annual Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at all full-service locations in Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap and Whatcom counties.

There will be prize-winning opportunities, special rates and treats.

Customers will be entered to win $94 by participating in any of the following activities: be a customer, use a First Federal debit card, use a First Federal interactive teller machine (Port Angeles, Silverdale and Bellingham locations only), log in to a personal online banking account or use the hashtag #ourfirstfedCAD2017 on social media

Special certificate of deposit rates will also be offered during a certificate of deposit Blitz on Feb. 9-10.

Members of First Federal’s senior management team and board of directors will stopp by branches — at various times throughout the day — to visit with customers and celebrate 94 years.

For more information, visit or a branch location.

Completed course

SEQUIM — Eileen Schmitz, owner of JACE Real Estate, recently earned a certificate for completing the two-day “Business of Your Business” course offered by Women’s Council of Realtors.

The course is part of the Realtor Performance Management Network providing training in formulas, financials and the efficient function of a real estate business, according to a news release.

With JACE Real Estate offices in both Sequim and Port Angeles, Schmitz has served the real estate community for more than 20 years with both client representation in sales and business leadership, according to the release.

Unity speaker

PORT ANGELES — This Sunday, Unity in the Olympics’ 10:30 a.m. worship service will host the Rev. Donna Little as its guest speaker.

Her lesson is titled “Unity’s Prayer for Protection.”

According to a news release: “Unity poet James Dillet Freeman is the author of one of the most well-known Unity prayers, ‘The Prayer for Protection.’ This prayer was written during WWII as encouragement in difficult times. What meaning does it have for us today, and how might it serve us?”

Little is a resident of Sequim and is a licensed and ordained Unity minister.

A time for silent meditation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Child care is available during the service.

Worship services

PORT ANGELES — Calvary Chapel has announced that starting this Sunday, it will have two worship services, at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Sunday speaker

PORT ANGELES — The Rev. Amanda Aikman will speak Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1033 N. Barr Road.

According to Aikman, the question is “Does My Life Have Meaning?”

Aikman will propose some methods and interactive exercises to help answer this question, according to a news release.

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