Community news briefs

Guild’s sale helps children
Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital holds “Christmas in July,” a giant garage, plant and holiday crafts/gifts sale this weekend. The event runs from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday at 81 Timothy Lane near Carlsborg.
Proceeds got to Seattle Children’s Hospital. The sale includes toys, furniture, books tapes, sporting goods, plants, holiday decorations and gifts, home decor, kitchen items, clothing and more.
For additional information, call Carol Labbe at 683-7130.



Ice cream social hosted at Elks Lodge
The Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, hosts an ice cream social 5 p.m. today, July 20. Entry is $5. Ladies of the Elks holds a bag auction afterward to benefit local charities, with three check presentations during the event from past fundraisers.



Commercial driver license fees to increase
The fee for a new or renewed commercial driver license will increase from $30 to $61 beginning on July 22.
The change is a result of the state budget that the Legislature adopted in May. The fees will continue to be deposited in the state highway safety fund. For more information, go to



High-elevation roads to be opened
Deer Park Road is expected to be opened on or around July 23.
Obstruction Point Road is open from Hurricane Ridge to Waterhole at milepost 3.2. Olympic National Park officials anticipate opening the rest of Obstruction Point Road by early August, depending on weather and road conditions.
For current road information, call 360-565-3131 or visit



Cutting Garden open house planned
The Cutting Garden in Sequim hosts its annual bridal open house 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at 303 Dahlia Llama Lane, Sequim.
Attendees can stroll through the gardens and speak with wedding vendors. Admission is free.
Visit, e-mail or call 360-670-8671.



County auctions surplus equipment online
The Clallam County Treasurer’s Office holds an online surplus auction of vehicles, equipment and office furniture from Tuesday, July 26, through Friday, Aug. 5.
View items online at under “online services,” then “sale of surplus property.” To bid, preregister with Public Surplus at
For questions about the sale process, call Teresa Marchi, 417-2250. For questions about heavy equipment/vehicles, call Tom Gray, 417-2369.



Taizé service set
A Taizé service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.
Originating in the village of Taizé in eastern France, the service includes candles, silence and short simple songs, which are repeated many times and become prayers in themselves.
Call 683-4862.
Movie scheduled
“The Man Who Sued God,” starring Scottish comedian Billy Connolly, will be shown at the Juan de Fuca Freethinkers’ meeting Wednesday, July 27, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
The meeting begins shortly after 6:30 p.m.
For information and to arrange carpooling, call 683-5648.



Food co-op meeting announced
The public is invited to a founding meeting of the second food co-op in Clallam County from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at the meeting room at The Landing Mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles. For more information, e-mail Glenda West at or Jane Hielman at



Free community dinner planned
A free community dinner will be served at
6 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim.
Reservations are requested; call the church at 683-5367 between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner or e-mail
The dinner includes meatballs, green beans, carrot-raisin salad, dessert and beverages.
The church presents the dinners on the last Thursday of each month.



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 July 21 — Cook’s choice
Friday July 22 — Tomato and cucumber salad, meatloaf, potatoes and gravy, peas, dessert
Monday July 25 — Fruited rice salad, pork chops, applesauce, braised cabbage, dessert
Tuesday July 26 — Green salad, oven-roasted chicken, fiesta rice, mixed vegetables, berries
Wednesday July 27 — Spinach salad, beef stroganoff, noodles, glazed carrots, fresh fruit cup.



Sequim Community Foundation gives back
The Sequim Community Foundation celebrates $300,000 of “Giving Back to the Community” from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Sound Community Bank, 541 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. The nonprofit foundation also is celebrating recently receiving National Standards certification.



Medical center forum
A community forum is scheduled from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, to discuss the proposed affiliation between Olympic Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center.
The forum is in the second-floor conference room at Olympic Medical Center’s Sequim campus, Medical Services Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.
Swedish Medical Center’s chief administrative officer Marcel Loh, Olympic Medical Center’s board of commissioners and chief executive officer Eric Lewis will attend. Call 417-7340.



Talent show welcomes entries
Sequim Bible Church invites talented folks of all ages to apply and audition for its annual talent show, to be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Applications may be submitted online at until 5 p.m. July 28.
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