Community briefs

Planning commission cancels meeting
The Aug. 3 Clallam County Planning Commission meeting is cancelled; the commission will reconvene Aug. 17.  

Barbecue today at Faith Baptist
Men and boys are invited to a barbecue at 6 p.m. today at Faith Baptist Church, 7652 Old Olympic Highway, Sequim. Meat and drinks are provided. Guests are encouraged to bring side dishes. For more information, call 683-7303 or visit

Scouts sponsor teen-parent money workshop
Boy Scout Troop 90 hosts a workshop to engage Scouts and their parents in dialogue, activities and games to open up conversation about money and the values that affect money choices. “Parents, Teens and Money Matters™” is at 7 p.m., tonight, Aug. 3, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim. The workshop is presented by Stephen Moser and Lisa Pierson with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Sequim.  
For more information, call 681-8882 or

Free community gardener training session offered
Clallam County Master Gardeners and Port Angeles Victory Gardens host a free gardening presentation by from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at the Clallam County Courthouse commissioners’ meeting room, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. Master Gardeners Bob Cain and Rita Dinger will discuss winter gardening and crop rotation to help extend the growing season. Use the “after hours” access just to the west of the main entry off Fourth Street. For more information, call Marilyn Harbaugh, 417-8949.
Lions host crab feast
Sequim Valley Lions Club hosts a crab feed from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the back of Islander Pizza & Pasta Shack, 380 E. Washington St., Sequim.
Entertainment is by The Old Sidekicks. A $1 oyster bar will be open and beer and wine are served for those over 21.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. All proceeds benefit Lions Club community service. Call 683-9999.

Archers host fun shoot
The Wapiti Bowmen Archery Club hosts a fun shoot Aug. 6-7 at the club range at 374 E. Arnett Road in Port Angeles. The shoot is open to beginners through experienced archers and all ages are welcome. The event includes a five-prize raffle, including a Bear Charge Bow courtesy of Swain’s General Store, and door prizes.
Registration starts at 7 a.m. both days. Breakfast and lunch are available both days for a small charge. For more information, call Pete Joers at 461-9640 or Mark Jackson at 683-7787.

Diabetes presentation scheduled
Dr. Leslie Van Romer, chiropractor, speaker and author, will present a free motivational health presentation, “Diabetes 2: The Med-Free Solution,” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N. Sequim Ave.
The presentation is free, but reservations are requested. Call 683-8844 or e-mail


Environmental round table planned

Clallam County Democratic Central Committee chairman Matthew Randazzo moderates the Clallam County Democratic Club’s round table discussion at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim.
County environmental leaders Bob Lynette, co-chairman North Olympic Group of the Sierra Club; Darlene Schanfald, Olympic Environmental Council; and Diana Somerville, an environmental journalist, will be among the special guests attending.
Refreshments will be available. Call 683-4502.

Deaf Coffee House meets
The Deaf Coffee House meets from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Sequim Community Church’s Geneva Hall, 960 N. Fifth Ave.,
Sequim. Refreshments to share and donations are appreciated.
The next coffee house is Sept. 9. For more information, e-mail

Slide show and talk spotlight giant octopus
Naturalist, scuba diver and retired Royal British Columbia Museum manager Jim Cosgrove speaks about his underwater research into the life history of the giant pacific octopus at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Feiro Marine Life Center on the city pier in Port Angeles. Co-author of the book “SuperSuckers – The Giant Pacific Octopus,” Cosgrove uses slides to explain the mollusk’s color changes, locomotion, food capture and reproduction.
Call 417-6254 to reserve a space. A $5 donation suggested.

Meeting for Uganda planned
Supporters of projects in and for Uganda are invited to gather, get acquainted and tell their stories at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, in Sequim. Organizations from Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Olympia and Seattle will share information about their projects.
RSVP by e-mail to info@thepromiseof or call Barbara Brown at 681-5070. The location will be confirmed once attendance is estimated.

Calling all Volkswagens
The Strait Air Volksgruppe presents the fifth annual Volks Fair, set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101.
The event is free and includes a car show, a swap meet and raffles.
The car show is open to all Volkswagens. Car show entries are $20 each. Ditty bags go to the first 50 entrants.
Swap meet spaces are $15 each. For more information, call Dave at 452-2550 or e-mail

Bridge project wins award
Clallam County Road Department’s Elwha River Bridge project won an award in the transportation division for projects of $5 million but less than $25 million.
The award was presented to the engineering design firm of Berger ABAM of Federal Way.

Annually, the American Public Works Association presents the Public Works Projects of the Year awards to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects, recognizing the alliance among the managing agency, the contractor and the consultant and their cooperative achievements.



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