Community news briefs

Commission meets on shoreline plan
The Clallam County Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. today, April 18, at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. The agenda includes the preliminary draft of the Clallam County Shoreline Master Program. Public comment is scheduled. For more information, call 417-2277.

OPHS holds open house
The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society holds an open house from 1-3 p.m. today, April 18.
Community members are invited to stop by the shelter and enjoy refreshments, meet the staff, say hello to the animals and see the new community cat rooms. Call 457-8206 with questions.

PBS airs program on Elwha Dams

“Undamming the Elwha” airs for the first time at 7 p.m. today, April 18, on KCTS 9. The program also airs Sunday, April 22, at 1:30 a.m., 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Visit for other airing times.
KCTS 9 and Earthfix produced the program on the removal of two dams from the Elwha River and its impact.

Shelter providers meet
The Shelter Providers Network meets at 9 a.m. today, April 18, at the First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St., Port Angeles. Meetings are open to everyone interested in ending local homelessness. Call Serenity House, 452-7224, or e-mail

Grange hosts ‘Super Flea’
Sequim Prairie Grange hosts a Super Flea Market from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at 290 Macleay Road, Sequim.
Lunch and baked goods for sale. Spaces are still available for tailgaters. Call 683-4431.

St. Joseph’s puts on blood drive
The Knights of Columbus and the Puget Sound Blood Bank sponsor a blood drive from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Parish Hall, 121 E. Maple St., Sequim. The drive closes for a break from 3:15-4 p.m. Donors should be 18 or older and in good health.

SARC pals plan meeting
Friends of SARC (Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center) meets at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the center, 610 N. Fifth Ave. Volunteers and ideas for SARC’s participation in the Lavender Festival are invited. Call SARC at 683-3344, ext. 10, or contact Susan Sorensen at

Hospital guild hosts Bunco
The Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital sponsors a bunco game at noon Friday, April 20, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. The event includes food, prizes, a raffle and a silent auction.
A donation of $12 is requested. Proceeds help with medical costs for children of families in need.
For more information, call 360-797-7105.

Garden installations program set
Steve Fry, certified health foods specialist, presents “Healthy Solutions from Your Own Backyard,” a free program on garden installations, from noon-1 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the
Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St.  

Band boosters suds cars
The Sequim High School Band Boosters holds a car wash from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Tarcisio’s parking lot, 609 W. Washington St.
Cost is by donation. Proceeds support participation and travel fees for the band to perform at events in Seattle, Victoria, and alternate years at Disneyland.

‘Paws to Read’ at Sequim Library
The Sequim Library, in collaboration with Olympic Gentle Paws, continues its Paws to Read program from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Children can practice their reading skills by reading to therapy dogs. This program, suited for children ages 6 and up, will continue at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month through June.
No preregistration is needed. For more information, go to or call 683-1161.

Forums on shoreline draft set
Clallam County invites citizens to attend public forums to study and comment on the Shoreline Master Program Update. The draft document is located at or in the Clallam County SMP Key Documents binder at the public libraries.
A forum meets in Sequim from 12:30-3p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St.
A Port Angeles forum meets from 5:30-8 p.m. April 25 in Room 160 at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

Grinnell addresses hospital guild meeting
Elaine Grinnell, elder and renowned storyteller of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, speaks on S’Klallam legends and culture and exhibits her handmade baskets at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the community hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., in Sequim.
Grinnell’s presentation, open to the public, precedes a business meeting of The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild. For more information, call 683-7044.

Senior ball organizers seek glasses
The Sequim High School senior class is seeking donations of wine glasses to use for sparkling cider at the SHS senior ball.
The ball is slated for May 5; organizers hope to have all donations of glasses by May 1.
To donate or for more
information, call Dorothy Gonzalez at 461-3585. Drop off glasses at Classic Hardwood Floors, 190 Center Park Way, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Senior Menu
The Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4:30 p.m. at Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, 251 S. Fifth Ave. Suggested donation is $5 and a reservation is required 24 hours in advance. Call 683-8491 to RSVP. Menus are subject to change.
Thursday, April 19: Antipasto salad, baked fish, rice and barley, Harvard beets, dessert.
Friday, April 20: Chicken and dumplings, dessert
Monday, April 23: Chili, bread, dessert
Tuesday, April 24: Soup, meatloaf and gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, carrots, wheat roll, dessert
Wednesday, April 25: Coleslaw, barbecued pork sandwich, applesauce, dessert.
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