NEWS BRIEFS: Volunteer hospice to offer volunteer training, education next month … and other items

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PORT ANGELES — Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County is offering a six-week series on community education and volunteer training from Oct. 5 to Nov. 9.

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required because group size is limited.

The group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Wednesday at the Hospice House, 810 Albert St., behind the Volunteer Hospice office on Eighth Street in Port Angeles.

The series provides a history and overview of hospice, explores grief and the dying process, and offers basic volunteer training for those interested.

For more information or to register, contact the volunteer services manager at 360-452-1511 or [email protected].

Agent of the Month picked at PA realty

PORT ANGELES — Marc and Pat Thomsen, aka Team Thomsen, of Coldwell Banker Uptown Realty have been named the Agent of the Month for August. 

The award is accomplished by producing the highest amount of business transactions in one month’s time.

Team Thomsen can be reached at [email protected] or 360-417-2782.

Drink and Draw pours today in PA

PORT ANGELES — The Loom at Studio Bob, 118 1/2 E. Front St., will host a Drink and Draw today.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and drawing begins at 7:30 p.m.

This is a free all-ages drawing event where a model poses for three 20-minute sessions.

Drawing supplies are available, or bring your own.

Drink and Draw is on a summer schedule and will meet monthly on the Thursday just before the Port Angeles Art Walk, which takes place the second weekend of the month.

Book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library will hold their monthly book sale at the Friends building behind the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

This month, the Friends are featuring Christian novels published by Tyndale, Bethany House, Zondervan and Harvest House.

Also available are more than 40 jigsaw puzzles, a collection of books about raising and racing pigeons, and doll collecting with many patterns for making doll hats.

In addition, there are reference books about amateur ham radio, especially about building antennas.

Proceeds from the sale benefit children’s and adult programming at the Sequim Library.

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