A French flea market to raise money for animals is Dec. 10-23 at Vision Landscape Nursery, 131 Kitchen-Dick Road, Sequim. Gifts for home or garden are available from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday in the heated greenhouse.
All proceeds go to animal welfare groups of the Olympic Peninsula: Peninsula Friends of Animals, Welfare for Animals Guild, the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society and the Northwest Raptor Center.
Call 683-2855 or 360-460-4363.
Jim Gilliland offers a free live water awareness seminar from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Natural Healing Clinic, 162 S. Barr Road, Port Angeles. Emotional Freedom Technique training and a support group also are available.
Dog training program
Best Friend Nutrition: A Health Food Store for Pets and professional dog trainer Judith Bell launch "The Trainer is in ...!" from noon-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, and 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 680 W. Washington St., Suite B102, Sequim.
The program is for dog owners needing on-the-spot, immediate advice about how to lead their dog into correct behavior using positive reinforcement methods.
Appointments aren't needed for this free service, although a donation to animal rescue is encouraged.
Contact 681-8458, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Henery's Garden Center, 1060 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim, hosts a holiday centerpiece class at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. A variety of greens and berries will be combined with a holder for a taper candle.
The $20 fee includes all materials.
Tender Touches open house
Tender Touches Skin Care Spa, 545 Eureka Way, Sequim, holds a holiday open house from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16. The event includes door prizes valued at more than $500.
Sequim farm owners accepted by association
Sanford and Ila Feibus, of Ila's Place farm in Sequim, were accepted as members of the Northwest Highland Cattle Association. Membership includes more than 95 ranches and farms dedicated to preserving the Highland breed of cattle, recognized by long horns and shaggy coats.
Low numbers once threatened the breed, but the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy priority list now shows Highlands as "recovering."
Unemployment call centers
Unemployment insurance call centers in Washington are now open at 7 a.m. on weekdays to deal with the increasing number of calls. The recent federal extension of benefits, persistent high unemployment and the typical winter peak are driving up the call volumes, according to the state Employment Security Department.
Unemployed workers can help ease the situation by calling during less busy times on Thursday and Friday mornings or by applying online at www.esd.wa.gov.
Showcase open house
The Showcase hosts a holiday open house from noon-
2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at 833 E. Front St., Port Angeles.
Culinary arts students from the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center share their baking skills with holiday cookies.
New hours, inventory
Edenscapes offers new hours and new inventory. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Fiberglass yard art is among the items available.
Edward Jones office
accepts food donations
The Edward Jones office of Kristopher Henrikson, 755-C W. Washington St., Sequim, accepts donations of canned and prepackaged food for the needy through Dec. 30 during regular business hours.
The Sequim Gazette is located at 147 W. Washington Street in Sequim.
Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone 360-683-3311, or toll free at 800-829-5810. FAX 360-683-6670.
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