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HURRICANE RIDGE WINTER ADVENTURES Don’t miss out on skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowshoeing and more in Olympic National Park this winter. Find out everything you need to know to enjoy snowy outdoor activities. — Page 6

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Peninsula Families Today is looking for story ideas, news tips and more Peninsula Families Today is a family-focused publication and is inserted into both the Peninsula Daily News and Sequim Gazette. Please let us know what you’d like to see in the next issue of Peninsula Families Today. This publication welcomes input and new contributors. Educators, parents and professionals in their fields are invited to contribute informative and educational articles or columns for consideration. We cannot guarantee publication due to space and content considerations. If your submission is accepted, we reserve the right to edit it. Send articles, columns and photos (JPEGs at 200 dpi minimum) to section editor Brenda Hanrahan at bhanrahan@peninsuladailynews.com. For details, phone 360-452-2345.

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Set your child on the path to success by completing the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” reading challenge with the North Olympic Library System. A nationwide initiative to encourage parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children, the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program will equip the children in your life with essential early-literacy skills. All parents and caregivers with children ages newborn to 5 years old are welcome to participate.

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To receive regular updates about upcoming programs for children and families, “Like” NOLS on Facebook or visit www.nols.org. For information about “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” and other programs for youth, send an email to Youth@nols.org, or contact the Port Angeles Library at 360-4178500 ext. 7705, the Sequim Library at 360-683-1161, the Forks Library at 360-3746402 or the Clallam Bay Library at 360-963-2414.

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First Step partners with Jim’s Pharmacy to assist families across Clallam County Port Angeles, through the month of January. Items to be collected are diapers sizes 0 to 6, baby wipes, formula and children’s books. Contributions of warm baby clothes are also greatly appreciated. All donations collected will be given directly to needy families in Clallam County in hopes that every baby’s bottom is dry, and that all children are warm, safe and secure throughout the year.

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Thirty percent of families with babies in the United States will go without diapers at some time this year. Some parents are forced to re-use dirty diapers. Many families do not have access to a washer and dryer and therefore cannot supplement with cloth diapers. First Step Drop-In Center, 325 E. Sixth St. in Port Angeles, provides emergency diapers to families in need. First Step also provides social support and advocacy as well as access to a computer, printer, telephone and fax machine. The agency’s clothing and equipment closet provides families with gently used baby and toddler clothing, blankets and equipment for free. First Step staff, board members and its volunteers strongly believe that no baby should have to go without.

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Reading out loud helps children to learn about the world around them and to acquire a more in-depth vocabulary. First Step staff want to ensure that families supported by their programs have access to books in their home and the ability to promote important language development interactions for their children, creating a culture of literacy in the home. First Step Family Support Center serves more than 1,700 families per year, helping them access education, social support, and supplies to ensure that their children are happy and thriving in their earliest years. First Step’s mission is to promote the healthy development of children and families in Clallam County. Last year through Jim’s Pharmacy Charity of the Month program, First Step received nine boxes/packages of diapers, three cases of wipes, various baby books and clothing and financial contributions. Donations of goods will be accepted at Jim’s Pharmacy through the end of January. Financial donations are also accepted. Another way to give to children in Clallam County is to become a Friend of First Step by donating online through www.FirstStepFamily.org or by mail to P.O. Box 249, Port Angeles, WA 98362. First Step is a United Way agency.

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula will host the sixth annual Daddy & Daughter Dance in Sequim at the Carroll C. Kendall Unit, 400 W. Fir St., starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Girls attending will receive free admission to the dance, while their dad, stepfather, grandfather, uncle or other male guardian pays $15 for an advance ticket or $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at www.bgc-op. org and at Boys & Girls Club locations in Sequim, 400 W. Fir St., and in Port Angeles, 2620 S. Francis St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dancing starts at 6 p.m. and the last dance will happen around 8:30 p.m. A DJ will spin fun and lively music to get dance attendees up and on their feet. The dance is a fundraiser to offset program expenses of the Sequim club. People interested in donating a dance ticket for a family to attend can purchase a ticket online at www. bgc-op.org or phone the club to make arrangements. Club officials will offer donated tickets to a family who may otherwise not be able to attend because of the admission cost. For more information about the dance, phone the Boys & Girls Club in Sequim at 360-683-8095.

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Winter fun at Hurricane Ridge Looking for a fun cold-weather activity the entire family can enjoy? Look up to the snow-capped Olympic Mountains for an outdoor experience like no other.

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The beauty of stands of trees laden with fluffy puffs of snow is worth a trip to Olympic National Park’s Hurricane Ridge. At 5,242 feet, wind and snow transform the area into a land where fairy tale characters could easily live. Early snowfall and the Ridge’s namesake, hurricane-force winds have sculpted trees and snow drifts into spectacular formations that will

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Trekking around Hurricane Ridge on snowshoes is an activity the entire family can enjoy. For families with small children or for novice snowshoers, the park’s ranger-guided snowshoe walk is a must. Guided walks — which will take place through March 26, snow permitting — cover less than a mile, and although the walk has a few ups and downs, it is not strenuous. >> WINTER FUN continued on Page 7

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During the walk, attendees will learn about winter at Hurricane Ridge, including weather conditions, wildlife that remains active during the snowy months and other educational facts about Olympic National Park. People on the walk might see ravens and gray jays or the tracks of snowshoe hares, weasels and bobcats. Ranger-led 90-minute snowshoe walks, suited to beginners and families, are offered at 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays. Fees are $7 for adults, $3 for youth ages 6 to 15 and free for children 5 years old and younger. Snowshoes and instructions are provided. Before heading to Hurricane Ridge, check on road and weather conditions by phoning the park’s hotline at 360-565-3131. Snowshoers should sign up at the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center information desk by 1:30 p.m., 30 minutes before the scheduled walk, and be dressed appropriately for cold weather. Advance reservations are required for group snowshoe walks, which begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays. A group is limited to 25 people. Reservations can be made by phoning the park at 360-565-3136.

Snowshoeing at Hurricane Ridge each winter is often listed as a favorite activity by young Peninsula residents. Continue the tradition or join in the fun this year while the snow lasts. Turn to Page 8 to learn more about how to reach the Ridge.

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The Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area is a small, family-oriented ski zone offering a winter sports experience without the high cost and congestion of most ski resorts.

The Ridge offers some groomed spaces, but for the accomplished skier or snowboarder, the steeps, bowls and glades are worth the effort that it takes to hike there. The Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club is a nonprofit organization that operates both rope tows and the Poma lift atop the mountain. During the winter season — usually mid-December through March — the rope tows and Poma lift operate on Saturdays, Sundays and some holidays. For up-to-date information and rates about the Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area, visit the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club’s website at www. hurricaneridge.com. A small kids’ tubing area (for children 8 and younger) is located across from the visitor center. The park does not offer tube rental, nor are there facilities at the top for inflating tubes. The Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club offers a supervised tubing area within its ski area. The club rents tubes and handles and leash. Non-club tubes or sleds are not permitted in this area. There is no tubing, hiking or sledding allowed in the downhill ski areas.

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The Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area also is open through March 26, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

GETTING TO THE RIDGE

Entrance passes are required to reach Hurricane Ridge, the road for which is located off Race Street south of Port Angeles. The street becomes Mount Angeles Road. The Olympic National Park Visitor Center will be on the right and can provide information about road and snow conditions, maps and activities. From Mount Angeles Road, watch for Hurricane Ridge Road on your right. You will reach the park’s entrance gate at Heart O’the Hills, about 5 miles south of the visitor center. The road may be closed due to unsafe icy conditions mid-December through March. Call the Road & Weather Hotline at 360-565-3131 for current road conditions, or follow @HRWinterAccess on Twitter for road updates. Carrying tire chains is required during winter. An Olympic National Park pass is good for up to seven consecutive days at any park entrance. The pass costs $25 for vehicles. An annual pass costs $50 and is good for Olympic National Park entrance for one year from the month of purchase. A lifetime America the Beautiful pass is available for seniors ages 62 and older for $10. An active-duty military member or dependent pass is available for free. For more information, including other discounted and volunteer pass options, visit www.nps.gov/olym.

SHUTTLE TO THE RIDGE

For those who prefer to leave their cars at a lower elevation, All Points Charter & Tours provides a shuttle bus to Hurricane Ridge twice daily each day the road to the Ridge open.

Snowshoeing at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park is a favorite winter activity for area families.

The shuttle departs at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. from The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., and at 9:05 a.m. and 12:35 p.m. from the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St. Return trips from Hurricane Ridge depart at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Shuttle rides cost $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 12; children 5 and younger ride for free.

Individual entry to the park costs $7 per person for shuttle riders 16 and older and is not included in the shuttle fee. Park pass holders do not need to pay the fee and can use their pass for entry for a total of four people. For information and reservations about Hurricane Ridge shuttle buses, phone 360-460-7131 or email tours@ goallpoints.com.

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You have plenty of goals for 2017. Maybe you want to find a new job or be promoted by your current employer. Perhaps you want to lose weight, kick a bad habit, or learn a new instrument, skill or language. And if you’re feeling daring, maybe this is the year you finally surf, skydive or ski. There are plenty of exciting things you can do this year, but you can’t tackle any of these lofty goals until you figure out a way to organize your day-to-day life. As daunting as organizing may seem, even the smallest organizational changes can have a big impact, so start applying the five tips below and you’ll be on the airplane, surfboard or skis before you know it.

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PRIORITIZE YOUR NEWS FEED

You visit social media websites to connect with others and stay up to date about the world around you. So instituting a little time-saving organization will make your time on sites even more meaningful. Visit your news feed preferences to prioritize the people and things you care about most. You can also choose to unfollow people or pages you don’t want to hear from right now, and they’ll never know you did so. It’s an easy way to bring some order to your digital life.

DEDICATE 15 MINUTES A DAY TO ORGANIZATION

Maybe it’s 15 minutes before you go to bed or it’s a quick break from another task, but you’ll be surprised how even these few minutes can support your overall organization goals. Sort the mail, clean a room or start the first in a series of sessions to see what’s in the back of your cupboards. These sessions will help you keep organized and accomplish tasks you would have never thought of otherwise.

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Looking for a fun indoor activity this winter? Create and play during monthly LEGO Junior Maker programs at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. The library will host free programs from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Feb. 18 and March 18. Junior Maker programs will take place in the library living room and be facilitated by library staff. Participants will be encouraged to write

a story about their creation, which will be photographed during the program. Parents or caregivers are asked to accompany all children under 8 years old. All materials will be provided. LEGO bricks and creations will remain in the library at the conclusion of each program. For more information about these and other programs for youth, visit www.nols. org and select “Youth,” or phone 360-4178500.

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Sometimes wandering around a store can be fun, but if you’re looking to bring a little order to your shopping, start by jotting down your favorite publications and stores. This way you’ll get the news from the sources you value most and you’ll never miss an event or sale because it slipped past you.

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You’ve heard advice before that you’ll be more organized if you put things on your calendar. So you do, on all them, and the result is you’re more lost than ever. Cataloging information on a calendar is great so long as the calendar isn’t one of many. Consolidate your calendars to one master document and you’ll never have to worry about writing that important date in the wrong place. Improving your organizational skills is a great habit to start in 2017, and there’s no time like the present. Let these five tips be your starting place and introduce the world to a new, more organized you in the weeks and months ahead.

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