Community news in brief

Kite surfer Mike Olson of Port Angeles has a pair of eagle eye-witnesses as he finishes a ride near Dungeness Landing County Park on June 6.  - Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell
Kite surfer Mike Olson of Port Angeles has a pair of eagle eye-witnesses as he finishes a ride near Dungeness Landing County Park on June 6.
— image credit: Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Alaska topic at yacht club

The Sequim Bay Yacht Club invites the public to attend Elsie Hulsizer’s presentation at the John Wayne Marina at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11. The club is at 2577 West Sequim Bay Road in Sequim. Refreshments are available at 6:30 p.m. in the club room. The title of Hulsizer’s presentation is “Why we sailed to Alaska five times.”

Peanut butter drive is on

Representatives from Price Ford Lincoln in Port Angeles will be at the Sequim Walmart from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 13, 15 and 21-22 to collect peanut butter for the food bank. They will be at the Port Angeles Walmart from noon-4 p.m. June 14-15 and 20-22 for its food bank. There will be permanent sites to donate peanut butter at the Co-op Farm & Garden in Sequim and Sunset Do-It-Best in Port Angeles.

Young eagles to ‘fly’

EAA Chapter 430 is holding its second Young Eagle Rally of the year Saturday, June 14, at William R. Fairchild Airport in Port Angeles beginning from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Young aviation enthusiasts, ages 8-17 can bring their parent(s) along for (permission’s sake) for free airplane rides.

In case of rain, the Rally will be postponed to June 21.

Monthly book sale set

Friends of the Sequim Library will hold its monthly Second Saturday Book Sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 14 at the Sequim Library.

Benefit brunch on tap

St. Andrew’s Place will have brunch buffet between 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at the Masonic Temple, 622 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children and $20 for a family (either three adults or two adults with up to three children), with all proceeds benefiting Port Angeles’ nonprofit assisted living community. Advanced tickets can be purchased by calling 417-3418.

ONF seeks public input

The Olympic National Forest is hosting open houses asking the public to share the areas and roads they use in ONF. This information will help ONF identify a financially sustainable road system that meets diverse access needs, minimizes environmental harm and is safe and dependable because it is scaled to available resources.

The open houses in Clallam County are 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at the Clallam County Courthouse meeting room, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles; and 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Olympic Natural Resources conference room, 1455 S. Forks Ave., Forks.

Boekelheide presents at OPAS

The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, for the annual pot luck dinner followed by the program at 7 p.m., 2151 W. Hendrickson Road at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim.

Bob Boekelheide, Director Emeritus of the Dungeness River Audubon Center and Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society’s Chair of Birds Counts, will present “Birds in Kilts.”

Blood drive set

Trinity United Methodist Church hosts a blood drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim. For more information, call 800-366-2831, or to make an appointment, call 800-398-7888.

Last ‘Food for Thought’

On Thursday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m., the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., will present the last in the popular Food for Thought program series. Certified raw food chef and instructor Pamela Ziemann will wind up the series with a presentation on DIY salad dressing.

Derby goes coed

Port Scandalous Roller Derby hosts its first co-ed bout in Sequim on June 14 with the local co-ed team facing Port Orchard’s co-ed Skate Club team. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the game at 6:30 p.m. in the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St. Tickets are $10 at the Sequim Gazette, Drake’s Pizza & Subs in Port Angeles and online at

VIPS schedules seminar

The Vision Loss Center and VIPS (Visually Impaired Persons of Sequim) conduct a free seminar from noon-3 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Sequim Library at 630 N. Sequim Ave., on independent living for the visually impaired in the community.

Topics include public transportation, available alternative transportation, shopping, crossing streets, how to select assistance and other subjects. During the seminar, equipment and other devices to assist individuals with vision loss will be available for examination and possible purchase.

For more information, call Kyle Parrish at 683-5301 or Gary Mackenstadt at 683-1263 or see

Stamp lovers gear up for show

Members of the Strait Stamp Society met to plan for the upcoming Stamp Show to be held in August at the Masonic Lodge.

The show this year will mark the 40th Anniversary of the society.

The group meets 6-8 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

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 12: Green salad, stuffed squash, cornbread, banana pudding

Friday, June 13: Green salad, turkey pot pie, dinner roll, dessert

Monday, June 16: Salad, soup, sandwich, dessert from Sinclair Place

Tuesday, June 17: Tossed salad, cabbage roll, rice, green beans, mixed berries w/cream

Wednesday, June 18: Mushroom soup, chef salad, garlic bread, ice cream sundae


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