Business Briefs

Chamber mixer

A Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce after-hours mixer will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Happy Valley Alpaca Ranch, 4629 Happy Valley Road, Sequim.

Crias, baby alpacas, will be on hand, and spinners and knitters will share the process of turning roving into yarn and then finished products.

Light snacks will be provided.

Call 683-6197 or e-mail

Peony seminar

Amy Hall of Peony Farm demonstrates how to subdivide peonies properly to double the plant and share a root with family members or friends.

The free seminar will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, outside at 2204 Happy Valley Road, Sequim, and is limited to one person per family, up to 10 individuals.

The farm has 38 new varieties planted in its garden.

Call 808-4099.

Thrift shop open Saturday

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild's thrift shop, at the corner of Second Avenue and Bell Street, will be open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18.

All white tagged items will be marked half price.

Proceeds from the shop are returned to the community.

Dahlias at Jan's Country Garden

Jan Jones presents "Digging, Dividing and Storing Dahlia Tubers," at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Jan's Country Garden, 344 O'Brien Road, Port Angeles.

The workshop focuses on successfully caring for dahlias throughout the fall, winter and spring.

Jan's Country Garden received the People's Choice Award as the best booth in the Clallam County Fair agriculture barn each day of the fair. Jan and Art Jones own and operate the garden.

Call 452-8287 or visit

Seminar on retirement/protection strategies

Stephen Moser, financial associate with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Sequim, and Sherryl Adair, financial consultant with the company's Bellevue office, co-host an informational seminar on retirement and protection strategies from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the new banquet room at Jeremiah's BBQ, 825 W. Washington St., Sequim.

Cherylee Chapman of Genworth Financial is the guest presenter at the free seminar.

A complimentary dinner will be provided.

Call 681-8882 or e-mail

Free water demonstration

Microhydration specialists Jim Gilliland and Rose Marschall present a free Kangen water demonstration from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Natural Healing Clinic, 162 S. Barr Road, Port Angeles.

A free DVD and water are available for preregistering.

Call 457-1515.

Incredible Edible Festival

Vendor exhibits, samples, classes, demonstrations and contests are among the activities planned for the Incredible Edible Festival, which starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St.

Food-related businesses offer samples, wares, information and demonstrations of their products or techniques.

Contests test wrapping, guessing and table-setting skills. Classes provide knowledge or skills.

Visit www.Incredible or or call 683-6197.

Chamber volunteers honored

The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce honors Visitor Information Center volunteers at the annual appreciation evening at

5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim.

A catered dinner and door prize drawings are scheduled. Gift certificates and gift basket donations would be appreciated.

Call 683-6197 or e-mail

Nursery fall, winter hours start

Vision Landscape Nursery's fall and winter hours have begun.

The nursery, 131 Kitchen-Dick Road, Sequim, will be closed on Mondays, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, and by appointment.

Call 683-2855, e-mail claire@visionlandscape or visit

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