Community news in brief

Emergency personnel aid an injured driver on the scene of a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 101 Thursday morning. - Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell
Emergency personnel aid an injured driver on the scene of a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 101 Thursday morning.
— image credit: Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

New Sequim City Council office hours set

Beginning in June, members of the Sequim City Council will be available to meet with Sequim residents at regularly scheduled office hours, from 3-4 p.m. Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. Thursdays. Residents can stop by the City Administrative offices at 226 N. Sequim Ave. to meet a council member and discuss ideas and concerns.

The new office hours are in addition to the “Coffee with the Mayor” program which meets in a different published location on the first and third Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m.

Contact City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at 681-3428 or with questions.

Planning group to meet

The Clallam County Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St. Agenda items include a review of proposed revisions to the Draft Clallam County Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan. Call 417-2277.

Ground breaking ceremony

Anna Barrigan, chairman of the board of the Salvation Army Port Angeles Corps, invites the Shelter Providers Network to a groundbreaking ceremony and barbecue at noon Wednesday, June 4, at its new social service building on Peabody Street between First and Second streets in the old NAPA building.

Streamkeepers’ annual training begins June 4

Streamkeepers, Clallam County’s volunteer stream monitoring program, is seeking new volunteers to help collect stream health data, perform data entry and analysis, and conduct education and outreach. It currently has a particular need for help with data entry and checking.

Streamkeepers’ annual training is from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the Clallam County Courthouse and consists of an introductory evening session and two full-day classes including both indoor and outdoor instruction. If you’d like to participate, contact Streamkeepers at 417-2281 or

SMUG meets in June

The Strait Macintosh User Group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. The presenter is Richard Johnston and his topic is “An Apple for the Teacher.” Johnston will examine ways to further your education with Apple devices, including iTunes and iBooks textbooks. All are welcome.

OMC cancels board meeting

The Board of Commissioners of Olympic Medical Center has cancelled its June 4 board meeting scheduled for 12:30 pm.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the board is at 6 p.m. June 18, in Linkletter Hall at Olympic Memorial Hospital.

‘Gone With the Breeze’

Olympic Peninsula Academy students will present “Gone With the Breeze,” a parody of “Gone With the Wind,” at 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, June 5-6; and 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Suggested donation is $5. The performance will be at the Sequim High School auditorium at 301 N. Sequim Ave. in Sequim.

Coffee with the Mayor

The City of Sequim’s “Coffee with the Mayor” program continues in June. Sequim residents can meet informally with Mayor Candace Pratt at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 5, and with Mayor Pro Tem Dennis Smith at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at Adagio Bean and Leaf, 981 E. Washington St.

The mayor or mayor pro tem will be at a different published location each month to listen to anyone who wants to chat, ask questions, express a concern, or make a comment about the city or the community.

Annual Trinity rummage sale slated for June 6-7

Selections  ranging from tools to jewelry will be offered at the annual rummage sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, June 6, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave. Among other merchandise will be furniture, appliances, clothing, books, plants and specialty dolls. Proceeds help support the church’s mission programs. Call 683-5367.

Ocean climate focus of weekend events

Olympic Climate Action hosts Dana Lyons in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Training Center, 401 E. First St., Port Angeles. Admission is $10.

On Saturday, June 7, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. the group hosts “Our Oceans in a Changing Climate” with speakers throughout the day at the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, near the Port Angeles waterfront, in the second floor conference room. Sand castle judging is at 12:15 p.m. at Hollywood Beach.

Learn to row

Love to get a little exercise in the great outdoors, fresh air and beautiful scenery? Then “Learn to Row Day” is for you. The Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association hosts its annual day to learning rowing from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, at the association’s boathouse on Ediz Hook in Port Angeles.

The event is for both youths at least 12 years old as well as adults. The instructor is Brazilian rowing coach Rodrigo Rodrigues.

For more information, call Colleen Brastad at 452-3493 or e-mail

Babies and toddlers invited

Workshops on movement and play for babies and toddlers will be offered at the Sequim and Port Angeles libraries Saturday, June 7. The Sequim workshop will be at 10:30 a.m. and the Port Angeles workshop, which is part of the Library’s Get Moving program series, will be at 2 p.m.

Christine Roberts, founder of Nurturing Pathways®, Inc., will guide parents and caregivers of babies and toddlers ages 0-2 as they explore new ways to play, dance and sing together.

Ice cream social on tap

Sequim Prairie Grange will have an ice cream social from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 8. The cost is $5 for a banana split or a sundae. Proceeds will go to benefit Voices for Veterans. The Grange hall is at 290 Macleay Road. For more information, contact Marie at 683-4599.

College releases Tidepools

Peninsula College’s art, literature and music magazine, Tidepools,  announce the publication of its 50th anniversary double issue.


Tidepools staff and partnering organizations have planned two Port Angeles readings to celebrate the release of the magazine:

• Foothills Writers Series: Issue Release Celebration, 12:30 p.m. June 4, Maier Performance Hall

• Awards Ceremony and Reading: Raymond Caver Reading Room, Port Angeles Public Library, 7 p.m. June 6, sponsored by Port Book and News

School materials committee to meet June 12

The Sequim School District’s Instructional Materials Committee meeting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, in the district’s professional development room, 503 N. Sequim Ave.

The committee will review proposed instructional materials for the following Sequim High School courses: Advanced Placement U.S. History, AP Language, AP Economics, AP Computer Science and Intensified Algebra.

Call Vince Riccobene, Executive Director of Teaching & Learning, at 582-3260 for more information.

Farmers Market begins children’s activities

A new hands-on Family Activity Series begins at the Sequim Farmers Market on Saturday, June 7. The Dungeness River Center hosts the first, free engaging activities for children from 10 a.m.-noon with no sign-up necessary.

The market, which runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street each Saturday, hosts activities from different community groups through August. For more information, visit or call 460-2668.

Senior Nutrition menu set

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, June 5: Apple slaw, pulled pork sandwich, cut corn, oranges

Friday, June 6: Salad, meatballs in gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, dessert

Monday, June 9: Salad, spaghetti, vegetable, dessert from Sinclair Place

Tuesday, June 10: Fruit cup, taco salad, fruit cobbler

Wednesday, June 11: Tossed salad, cheese ravioli with marinara sauce, spinach, garlic bread, fresh melon


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