Community news in brief

Retirees meet

Clallam County School Retirees Association is meeting at the North Olympic Peninsula Skill Center, 905 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles. The meeting is from noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, May 20. The group will be announcing the 2013-2014 Volunteer Award recipient. Contact Lora Brabant with any questions at 457-5177.

Olympic Peninsula Sea Hawker meeting

On Tuesday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Gordy’s Pizza & Pasta in Port Angeles, the Olympic Peninsula Sea Hawkers will meet. The Sea Hawkers is a booster club, officially sanctioned by the Seahawks organization. For more information, contact club president Dami Rodriguez at 360-457-1392.

PUD closure

The PUD offices will be closed today, May 14, for an annual all-employee training meeting and will reopen the following morning. For emergencies, the public should call 452-9771 or 800-542-7859.

Update on ODT

Help the Peninsula Trails Coalition celebrate its 25th anniversary. The club hosts its annual membership meeting on Thursday, May 15, starting at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments. From 7-8:30 p.m., hear presentations about current and future developments on the Olympic Discovery Trail in Clallam and Jefferson counties.

River Center’s annual  meeting is Friday

The Dungeness River Audubon Center’s annual meeting potluck, a long-standing tradition for members and friends of the center and Railroad Bridge Park, is set for 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, May 16, in the nature and interpretive center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim. Event organizers ask attendees to bring finger food to share.

Mosaic hosts potluck

Clallam Mosaic announces the launch of the Parents of Minors with Developmental Disabilities Support Group (PoM for short). The PoM is open to all parents and caregivers who have a child under the age of 18 with special needs.

The event is a potluck with free child care available to families. The kickoff PoM Potluck event will be from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall, 301 Lopez Ave., Port Angeles. For more information, contact Clallam Mosaic at 360-797-3602 or

Free airplane rides

EAA Chapter 430 is hosting its first Young Eagle Rally on Saturday, May 17, at the Sequim Valley Airport, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Young aviation enthusiasts ages 8-17 may bring parent(s) along (for permission’s sake) for free airplane rides. In case of inclement weather, the rally will be postponed to the following Saturday.

Ship lists are topic at meeting

The Clallam County Genealogical Society general meeting is set for 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 17, in the Raymond Carver room of the Port Angeles Library. Guest speaker Evelyn Roehl presents a program on finding one’s ancestors on ship lists and in naturalization papers. For information, call 417-5000.

Thrift shop open

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guilds Thrift Shop at 204 W. Bell St. in Sequim will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 17. All white-tagged items will be marked half-price. Volunteers and consigners always are needed. Call 683-7044 for more information.

Pancakes for pets

Sequim Prairie Grange will have a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the Grange Hall, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim. The menu consists of pancakes, eggs and ham. Cost is $5 for adults and $3for children age 10 and younger. Some of the proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the Precious Life Animal Sanctuary.

Free piano concert

Dr. Ken Mays will present a free piano concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Sequim Bible Church, 847 N. Sequim Ave. He is a resident Professor of Piano at Master’s College in Santa Clarita, Calif.

Historical Society plans open house

The Clallam County Historical Society is hosting an open house to view its newly renovated research library. The open house is 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 18. The society is at 931 and 933 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles. The research library has been completely renovated and will house the society’s vast collection of archival material. For more information, call 452-2662 or e-mail to

Get tickets for fashion show

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild will host its annual luncheon/fashion show and silent auction in Club Seven of 7 Cedars Casino at 11 a.m. on May 29. Tickets are $18. Pick up tickets at 204 W. Bell  St. The guild will be presenting over $32,000 to various charities in Sequim from thrift shop and Cards for Cardiacs profits. Tickets are limited. Call 683-7044.

Thea Foss group to meet

Thea Foss # 45, Daughters of Norway meets at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum. The group will celebrate its 10 years of existence. They also will remember the 200th Anniversary of the writing of Norway’s constitution. Scandinavian refreshments served and the public is invited. Call 379-1802.

Coffee discussion set

As part of the NOLS Food for Thought Series, local business owner Don Batcheller, of Rainshadow Coffee Roasting Company, presents Curious About Coffee? at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 20. Free.

More gadget help

Book a 15-minute appointment for one-on-one help downloading library e-books or audio books to your phone, tablet or other handheld device at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 1:30-3 p.m., Wednesday, May 21. Free, but reservations required. Call 683-1161 or visit

Get your I-Fest gear

The 119th Sequim Irrigation Festival clothing and other merchandise wear is available while supplies last at the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Information Center at 1192 E. Washington St., Sequim.

Bike workshop set

At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, the Port Angeles Library presents a bike maintenance class for all ages as the latest program in its “2014 Get Moving!” series. Tom Michowski, owner of the Bike Garage, provides basic bike maintenance and repair tips to help you get bikes ready for the summer months. Attendees are encouraged to ride their bikes to the library but no bikes are allowed inside. Call 417-8500.

Gala tickets on sale now

The Shipley Center’s third annual Spring Into the Future Gala Dinner and Auction, presented by Sequim Health and Rehabilitation, will be at 5 p.m. Friday, May 30, at Club Seven at 7 Cedars Casino. Tickets are $50 each or a business can sponsor a table of eight for $600. Tickets are available at at 921 E. Hammond in Sequim or by calling 683-6806. The gala will benefit the capital campaign to build a new $10 million center.

Horses, weeds topic of talks

The Conservation District welcomes Dr. Tara Black, who joined Sequim Animal Hospital on May 5, to speak about horse health topics such as worming, fly and tick management, grass founder and common summertime allergies at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at a farm just south of Sequim (address provided upon registration).

The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Call the Conservation District at 360-775-3747 ext. 1. Cathy Lucero, Clallam County Noxious Weeds coordinator, will teach participants how to identify and control noxious weeds in pastures, talk about which weeds are poisonous to horses and give a breakdown on the signs and symptoms of possible poisonings. Participants are encouraged to bring weeds or grass plants to the workshop for assistance with identification.

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 (60 and over), $8 guest, and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed. RSVP to 683-8491. Menus are subject to change.

Thursday, May 15: Minestrone soup, tossed salad, pizza, mixed berries w/cream

Friday, May 16: Salad, macaroni and cheese w/ham, vegetable, dessert

Monday, May 19: Soup, salad, sandwich, dessert from Sinclair Place

Tuesday, May 20: Green salad, baked chicken, confetti rice, asparagus

Wednesday, May 21: Spinach salad, baked potato w/chili and cheese, grapes, brownie a la mode.


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