Community news briefs


Schools make last-day change

Thanks to a waiver from state officials, Sequim schools will close on June 15.

The district originally planned to close the school year that day. Four full-day cancellations in mid-January forced the district to use all three built-in snow days and extend the year to Monday, June 18. 

Gov. Christine Gregoire declared Clallam County eligible to request a waiver for the fourth snow day.

Dismissal times are as follows: no kindergarten classes; 11 a.m. for Helen Haller Elementary, Sequim Middle School and Sequim High School; and 11:20 a.m. for Greywolf Elementary.



County planning meeting canceled

The Clallam County Planning Commission Meeting for today, June 6, is cancelled. The commission reconvenes Wednesday, June 20. Call 417-2277 with questions.



Habitat seeks volunteers 

Habitat for Humanity is seeking groups of five to 15 volunteers to help with home repair projects. Such projects provide an opportunity for team building and youth involvement. Anyone interested in volunteering with Habitat should call 681-6780 or e-mail



Free health talks planned

Two Healthy Solutions presentations are offered free in Sequim by the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic. 

Exercise physiologist Jay Bryan presents “De-Aging Your Body with Exercise” at noon Thursday, June 7, at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St. On Sunday, June 10, Lyell Fox, ARNP, CNM, presents “Living Life During Menopause,”at 3 p.m. at the Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 923 N. Sequim Ave. 

For more information, visit



Furniture sale aids center, scholarships

The Sequim Senior Activity Center holds a furniture sale from 9 a.m.-noon Friday-Saturday, June 8-9, at 990 E. Washington St., Suite E105, in Sequim’s QFC Shopping Center. Proceeds benefit the center and its scholarship fund for Sequim High School seniors. 

Sale items include mobility scooters as well as furniture. Donations are accepted at the site from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. today, June 6.



Workshop aids in gluten-free life

Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, hosts a free workshop on gluten intolerance at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9.

Sue Eliot and Andrea Cortani of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America explain the ins and outs of gluten intolerance and how to follow a gluten-free diet successfully. Eliot is a founding member of GIG and Cortani has started a GIG branch in Sequim. Reach the store at 683-4642.



Republicans host activist, candidates 

Republican Women of Clallam County hosts Scott Roberts, director of Freedom Foundation’s Citizen Action Network at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 11, at the Monterra Clubhouse, Finn Hall Road at Monterra Drive. 

Other speakers are Maggie Roth, candidate for County Commissioner District 2, and Will Payne, candidate for Superior Court Judge Position 1. Find directions at



Sequim Guild plans bunco event

The Sequim Guild of the Seattle Children’s Hospital hosts a new evening bunco at
7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. 

Silent auction and prizes, snacks and desserts are included with a $10 donation. 

All funds raised offset the hospital’s cost for uncompensated care. For more information, e-mail or call 360-797-7105.



Ranch holds  alpaca weekend

Happy Valley Alpaca Ranch, 4629 Happy Valley Road, Sequim, hosts an alpaca weekend, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday June 9, and Sunday, June 10. 

Saturday is Alpaca Education Day and Sunday is Alpaca Shearing Day. Attendees can see the fleece right from the alpaca as it is skirted and sorted, then washed, carded, spun, knitted, woven, felted and dyed for garments. 



Store data and images safely

The Sequim PC Users Group gives a presentation on logical creation and organization of computer folders to store pictures, letters, e-mails, music and other files — how to find them again — at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, in the computer lab, Room E-3, at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave. $5 suggested donation. 

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Come fly with us

The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 430 holds its second Young Eagle Rally from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at William Fairchild Airport in Port Angeles. 

Young aviation enthusiasts ages 8-17 can bring their parents along for permission for free airplane rides.



Wine group hosts special dinner

The Olympic Peninsula Enological Society hosts a five-course dinner at C’est Si Bon with Anna Schafer, winemaker and co-owner of Maurice Cellars, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Admission is $62 for OPES members and $70 for guests. Mail checks to OPES, PO Box 4081, Sequim, WA 98382, by June 18. 

For more information, call Kathy Langhoff, 681-3757, or Randy Riggins, 457-8596.



Senior menu

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 ($7 guest) and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed. RSVP to 683-8491. Menus are subject to change.

Thursday June 7: Green salad, liver and onions, mashed potatoes with gravy, carrots, fresh pineapple

Friday June 8: Salad, turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetable, dessert

Monday June 11: Salad, shepherd’s pie, garlic bread, dessert

Tuesday June 12: Tossed salad, stuffed cabbage roll, rice, mixed berries and cream

Wednesday June 13: Mushroom soup, chef’s salad, garlic bread, ice cream sundae.

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