Community News Briefs

Purple Haze on 'Good Morning America' Sunday

Purple Haze Lavender Farm is set to appear in a "Good Morning America" segment on ABC in the 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, program.

Mike Reichner, farm owner, said film crews visited the farm July 18-19 to feature the farm and the Lavender Festival for the "Weekend Window" portion of the show.

He said the special also might feature another lavender farm, the New Dungeness Lighthouse and local crabbing.

Incredible Edible Festival set

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.

Visit or or call 683-6197.

Grange pancake breakfast

Sequim Prairie Grange members will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Grange Hall, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim.

The menu also includes ham, eggs and beverages. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children age 10 and younger.

Labor rally

Founding members of the Stop the Checkpoints committee sponsor a "Labor Unity Across Borders" rally at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at First and Race streets in Port Angeles. The event is in support of striking workers in Spain and to support calls for jobs and justice by workers around the world.

E-mail or call 452-3593.

Visioning workshop on tap

Carlsborg Community Advisory Council hosts a free urban growth area visioning workshop at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, at 110 Idea Place, Carlsborg.

Discussion continues from 9-9:30 p.m. with government agencies.

The workshop is to develop and share a vision of a sustainable Carlsborg with other community members and government agencies.

Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 provides facilitator Jim Waddell and artistic support.

Call 417-2423 or e-mail

Beaches closed to butter clam collection

The Washington Department of Health has closed Sequim Bay and Discovery Bay beaches to butter clams collection.

Samples collected showed elevated levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxin, which triggered the closure.

There is no closure due to the toxin at Dungeness Bay.

The Strait of Juan de Fuca from Jefferson County westward to Cape Flattery is closed for all species, including clams, geoducks, oysters, mussels and other invertebrates such as the moon snail. All areas are closed for the sport harvest of scallops.

Call 800-562-5632 or 417-2328 or visit

Newcomers learn about garden preparation

Horticulturist Andrew May addresses Newcomers on Oct. 5 at the Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, Sequim. He will discuss what needs to be done in the garden in fall and a variety of plants.

Social time is at 11:30 a.m., an Italian buffet is at noon. Reservations required by Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Call 457-1991.

Flower show planned

Port Angeles Garden Club presents a free flower show called "Memories" from 1-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Park View Villa, 1430 Park View Lane, Port Angeles.

The flower show design and horticultural competition is open to all amateur gardeners and floral designers and will be judged in accordance with the standards of National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Call 452-7701.

Booster night slated

Sequim Prairie Grange hosts a booster night Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 290 Macleay Road.

The evening starts with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment and a presentation of Granger and Non-Granger of the Year awards follow.

Booster night is a time for interested community members to find out about their local grange.

Call 683-3194 or 683-4431.

Senior menu

Here are the Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus, served at 4:30 p.m. at Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, 251 S. Fifth Ave. Suggested donation $3. Menus are subject to change. 24-hours reservation required. Call 683-8491.

Thursday Sept. 23 - Cook's choice

Friday Sept. 24 - Broccoli salad, meatloaf, potatoes/gravy, carrots, sherbet

Monday Sept. 27 - Cottage cheese/fruit salad, kielbasa, sauerkraut, green beans, custard

Tuesday Sept. 28 - Mixed green salad, shepherd's pie, roasted root vegetables, fresh fruit

Wednesday Sept. 29 - Waldorf salad, hot turkey sandwich, potatoes/gravy, mixed vegetables, cookies.

Gardening program change

Master Gardener Bob Alexander presents "Gardening with Harvested Rainwater" at noon Tuesday, Sept. 28, a change of speaker for that date.

The "Green Thumb Garden Tips" brown bag program will be held in the emergency operations center at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Alexander provides information on several methods of rainwater collection, from rain barrels to full domestic use scale, and will explain legal and regulatory requirements surrounding rainwater management.

Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardeners's "Green Thumb Garden Tips" series continues from noon-1 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Call 417-2279.

Home Depot offers safety programs

Clallam County Fire District No. 3 teaches fire safety from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Home Depot, 1145 W. Washington St.,

Sequim. A "kid-sized" house simulates smoke to increase awareness of fire hazards.

Sequim Masonic Lodge offers a child identification program that includes a free video of a child, an impression of his or her teeth, a DNA swab and fingerprints.

Handouts on family fire safety and building an emergency supplies kit will be available.

Free water testing, preparing the home for a cold winter and an energy assessment also are on the program.

Call 582-1620.

Landscaping with Native Plants fall workshop

Reservations are being accepted for free workshops on landscaping with native plants being offered by the Clallam Conservation District.

A one-hour workshop will be held in conjunction with the Dungeness River Festival at Railroad Bridge Park at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28. From 1-4 p.m., a workshop will be held at the Dungeness Recreation Area.

Workshop participants learn about more than 25 native trees and shrubs.

Due to space limitations, reservations are required. Call Clallam Conservation District at 452-1912 ext. 5 for more information and to reserve a spot.

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