Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County seeks volunteers to drive delivery vehicles.

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County seeks volunteers to drive delivery vehicles.

NEWS BRIEFS: Hospice of Clallam County needs drivers … and other items

PORT ANGELES — Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County is seeking people to drive vans to deliver equipment.

For 38 years, Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County has been serving patients at the end of life by lending medical equipment and supplies at no charge, ever.

Now Volunteer Hospice delivery teams need volunteers during weekdays to drive hospice vehicles — a van in Port Angeles and a pickup truck in Sequim — and work as a team with another volunteer to deliver equipment to hospice patients and to the community at large.

A clean driving record and the ability to lift between 40 and 50 pounds are necessary for this volunteer driver position.

“You will make a big difference in someone’s day when you deliver a much needed hospital bed or wheelchair to someone in need,” hospice personnel said in a news release.

Those interested an contact the volunteer services manager at 360-452-1511 or vsm@vhocc.org.

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County is a nonprofit organization that provide free services to terminally ill patients and their families. For more information, call the office or see www.vhocc.org.

Flight landing practice

COUPEVILLE — There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at the outlying field from Monday through Friday.

Training has been scheduled from midday to mid-afternoon Monday.

Training will continue from late afternoon to night Tuesday through Thursday.

Operations might occur in the morning to early afternoon Friday.

The schedule is subject to change to meet mission requirements.

Comments, including noise complaints, can be directed to the station’s comment line at 360-257-6665 or via email at comments.NASWI@navy.mil.

All other questions can be directed to the public affairs office at 360-257-2286.

Adventure writer’s workshop

PORT ANGELES — Outdoor Women’s Alliance (OWA) is partnering with Seattle-based writer, editor and international mountain guide Charlotte Austin for an adventure writing workshop Saturday, Jan. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Feiro Marine Life Center in Port Angeles.

The workshop is designed to help individuals realize their potential as writers.

The cost is $50 and includes an online meet-and-greet in the week leading up to the course, a six-hour workshop, a Q&A session about how, where, and when to publish your work, written feedback and suggested next steps, door prizes from outdoor companies, and more.

Participants and nonparticipants can attend Charlotte for a kick-off evening at Barhop Brewing Co. in Port Angeles on Friday, Jan. 6 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., where she’ll share photos and stories from her adventures.

Additional information can be found online at: www.bit.ly/OWAwrite.

Art Walk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson Museum of Art & History, located at 540 Water St., will be open for an Art Walk on Saturday, Jan. 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Current exhibits are: “Quilting Memories” featuring 26 quilts from community members and the Jefferson County Historical Society collection and “The Printed Word in Port Townsend: Literary Presses of the 1970s and ‘80s exploring the exciting world of small presses.”

For more information about The Jefferson Museum of Art & History, phone 360-385-1003.

Paws-N-Claws donation event set Monday in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — Paws-N-Claws is sewing pet beds for Center Valley Animal Rescue and Food Banks on Monday in the 4-H building at 4907 Landes St., Port Townsend.

The day’s schedule is set up from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., with work from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cleanup 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A potluck lunch will be at noon.

People are needed to cut fabric, iron, machine sew and yarn-tie by hand.

Attendees are asked to bring their own sewing machine if possible.

Donations of thread are acceptable but no other materials are needed.

All beds made will be donated to Center Valley Animal Rescue and county food banks.

Pet food and monetary donations can be brought Jan. 2.

For more information, contact Paws-N-Claws 4-H Club leader Laurie Hampton at catwoman@olympus.net.

January schedule for sailing, piloting classes released

SEQUIM — North Olympic Sail & Power Squadron’s January schedule of fee-based classes and free clinics open to the public is now available.

The courses are:

• Cruising and cruise planning — Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., SBYC, eight weeks.

• Weather — Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to noon, SBYC, 12 weeks.

• Wave Basics for Boaters — Saturday Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to noon. This is a free two-hour presentation which will be held at Sunland Golf Course and Country Club in Sequim.

• Marine electrical systems — Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., SBYC, nine weeks.

• Advanced piloting — Jan. 19, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sequim Bay Yacht Club (SBYC), eight to nine weeks.

For class sign-up and additional information, including costs, visit www.northolympicboaters.com or contact the squadron at: education.nosps@gmail.com.

KONP radio’s guest lineup set for this week

PORT ANGELES — Here is this week’s schedule for the 1:05 p.m. to 2 p.m. local talk show segment on KONP radio, at 1450 AM, 101.7 FM and www.konp.com on the internet outside the Port Angeles area.

Station General Manager Todd Ortloff hosts the Monday through Thursday segments.

This week’s scheduled lineup:

• Monday: Closed for the New Year holiday.

• Tuesday: Olympic Medical Center foot and ankle surgeon Dr. John Seddon.

• Wednesday: Port Angeles City Manager Dan McKeen

• Thursday: To be determined

PDN speakers available

PORT ANGELES — Representatives of the Peninsula Daily News are available to speak to clubs, organizations and at other gatherings across the North Olympic Peninsula.

How the newspaper operates in print and on the Internet, how letters to the editor are handled, advertising and subscriber issues, the do’s and don’ts of submitting a news item, community journalism in the digital age — PDN speakers are happy to address these and other issues.

To arrange to have a speaker address a gathering, phone Terry Ward, PDN publisher, at 360-417-3500 or email him at tward@peninsuladaily news.com.

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