Community news briefs, June 27, 2012


City seeks gardeners

The City of Sequim invites gardeners interested in serving as volunteers in the community gardens, city parks and other locations to attend a meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St.

Attendees will learn about gardening needs in the city and how to help. For more information, call Volunteer Coordinator Linda Cherry at 582-2447 or e-mail

Grief group sets June meeting

Grief and Grieving, an ongoing secular group for Unitarians and other community members who have experienced a death of a loved one in the past 18 months, meets from 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 73 Howe Road, Port Angeles. To register, call group leader Maggie Jamison, Ph.D., at 683-2530 or e-mail

Horse rescue hosts open house

The Olympic Peninsula Equine Network, a new nonprofit horse rescue group under Eyes That Smile, will have an open house from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at 554 Roupe Road, off Hooker Road. There will be training demonstrations with several rescued horses and refreshments. For more information, e-mail

Dog park party set for Saturday

Sequim Dog Park Pals and Sequim’s K-9 Unit celebrate the fifth anniversary of
Sequim’s Off-Leash Dog Park with a fundraiser from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 30. 

The event includes demonstrations by Sequim’s K-9 unit “Chase and Mike,” pet-related booths and food for purchase, raffle prizes from local businesses and a pet rummage sale. To donate items, call Marci at 360-808-6148 or e-mail

Funds go to the dog park and the K-9 unit training course, open to all dog park users.

Potluck launches autism group

A potluck get-together to launch Olympic Peninsula Autism Support, a group for parents, family members, teachers and friends of autistic children of any age, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30. For more information and the location, e-mail or visit Children are welcome to attend. Bring a dish to share and alert organizers about food allergies.  

Candidates debate scheduled

The League of Women Voters of Clallam County presents a candidates debate from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at the Clallam County commissioners meeting room in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. Speakers include candidates for Clallam County Commissioner, District 2 Dale Holiday, Maggie Roth, Sandra Long, Mike Chapman and Patti Morris. Candidates for Public Utility District 1, Commissioner District 3 Ted Simpson and Cindy Kelly also will speak.

Vegetarian/vegan potluck set 

The Vegetarian/Vegan Potluck group holds its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, in the Community Service Center of the Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church, 30 Sanford Lane.  There are usually several gluten-free options available as well. Bring a dish and recipe to share. For more information, call Tim Guthrie at 681-2580 or 775-4799.

Kids Fair invites exhibitors

The First Teacher Dungeness Kids Fair invites applications for exhibitors. Held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim, the fair offers entertainment, activities and free books for children, as well as information and resources for families. In the past, more than 1,400 people attended.

The fair benefits the Parenting Matters Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping parents in their job as children’s first teachers. Call 582-3428 or 681-2250.

Deaf Coffee House hosts picnic

Sequim Deaf Coffee House holds its fourth annual picnic from 9 a.m.-dusk Saturday, July 14, at Carrie Blake Park, 202 Blake Ave., Sequim. Bring folding chairs, a favorite dish to share, and cash for hot dogs ($2/$2.50) and hamburgers ($3/$3.50), soda and bottled water included. The event includes games, raffles and door prizes. For more information, e-mail Diane Dickson at or Deaf Coffee House will not meet in August.

Design a tree for annual festival 

The Clallam County Festival of Trees is looking for local people who would like to design a tree for the annual  benefit holiday auction and sale, held this year on Nov. 23-25 at Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. The festival is a benefit for the Olympic Medical Center foundation and the Exchange Club. Those interested may contact the Olympic Medical Foundation office at 417-7144. 

Centennial group invites sponsors

The Sequim Centennial Committee seeks sponsors for the yearlong Centennial Celebration. Sponsorships are tax-deductible and all amounts are welcome. Sponsors who donate $5,000 can have their names or logos included on the Centennial poster. 

Call Sequim City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese, 681-3428, or e-mail before Aug. 1.

Donate for disaster shelters

The Red Cross is kicking off the “Cots for Clallam County” campaign to raise funds for 1,000 cots and bedding kits to support disaster shelters in the community. Currently there are only 180 cots and bedding kits in Clallam County to serve a population of 70,000-plus. To make a donation, call 457-7933 or mail to American Red Cross, Cots for Clallam, P.O. Box 188, Carlsborg, WA 98324.

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 28: Apple slaw, pulled pork sandwich, cut corn, fresh-cut oranges.

Friday June 29: Salad, turkey tetrazzini, vegetable, bread, dessert.

Monday July 2: Green salad, spaghetti, vegetables, garlic bread, dessert

Tuesday July 3: Apple slaw, barbecued chicken, mac ‘n’ cheese, peas, strawberry shortcake

Wednesday July 4: Closed for holiday.

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