NEWS BRIEFS: Volunteers needed for PT haunted house … and other items

News items for the North Olympic Peninsula

PORT TOWNSEND — Actors and other volunteers are needed now for building, decorating and working backstage for Haunt Town, the Port Townsend Kiwanis Club’s annual haunted house.

The haunt will return this year for three weekends in October — Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 14-29.

The theme for the 2016 Haunt is “Your Worst Nightmare” and is held in the basement of the Elks Lodge at 555 Otto St.

The chairman, designer and builder is Steve Spencer, assisted by his wife, Christy Spencer.

Potential volunteers for acting, parking helpers and more should contact Christy at cropping

Volunteers who want to help build and decorate Haunt Town should contact Steve at

An actors call and crew meeting is scheduled for Thursday from 6 p.m. to

8 p.m. at the Elks Lodge.

The fundraiser again benefits the Kiwanis club’s children’s projects and all the local high school ASB programs which students attend.

For questions, phone Steve at 360-774-0879.

Septics 101

SEQUIM — The Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services will hold a free Septics 101 class at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28.

This class provides homeowners with an overview of the what, why and how of septic system maintenance.

Pre-registration is required and available online at or by contacting Environmental Health at 360-417-2506.

Registering as soon as possible is recommended because class spaces are limited.

As an alternate to the class, there is an online Septic 101 version available on the Environmental Health website at

Septics 101 (either the in-person class or online) is a prerequisite for Septics 201, the class that teaches participants how to become certified to inspect one’s own septic system.

Ticket sales

PORT ANGELES — The ninth annual Harvest Benefit Dinner will take place Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St.

Tickets are $25 each.

All ticket sale proceeds support the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center.

In addition to dinner, the event features entertainment by Luck of the Draw, a silent auction and door prizes.

On the menu are butternut squash soup, garden fresh salad, herb-encrusted pork loin, eggplant Parmesan, harvest blend roasted potatoes, green bean almandine, warm apple crisp a la mode, berry pie and sparkling cider.

Dinner also includes two drink tickets for wine or beer.

Tickets are available at Park View Villas, 1430 Park View Lane; Jim’s Pharmacy, 424 E. Second St.; Crestwood Health and Rehabilitation, 1116 E. Lauridsen Blvd.; and the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Also helping host the event this year is Dungeness Courte Memory Care, KWA and the Northwest Veterans Resource Center.

For more information, phone Park View Villas at 360-452-7222.

Clinic Fun Walk

SEQUIM — The Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic will hold its 12th annual Fun Walk at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

The cost is $10 per adult, free for those 18 and younger.

Individuals, families and teams can choose to walk or run either 1 mile or 5 miles.

The course is through Carrie Blake Park, the Water Reuse Demonstration Site and a part of the Olympic Discovery Trail.

All pets must be leashed on the walk.

There will be free medical screenings, entertainment and a closing ceremony with door prizes after the walk.

No pets are allowed inside the building.

All proceeds from the walk go to the clinic.

For more information, visit or phone Sara Nicholls at 360-582-2976.

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