Community news in brief

Bailey Geniesse, 10, of Port Angeles, poses with her pig, Big Dan, at the Clallam County Fair.  - Photo by Damon Edward
Bailey Geniesse, 10, of Port Angeles, poses with her pig, Big Dan, at the Clallam County Fair.
— image credit: Photo by Damon Edward

NOLS board to meet in Sequim

The North Olympic Library System’s board of trustees meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Agenda items include a financial report, officer and committee assignments, and approval/revision of several policies. Call 417-8500.

Fire District 3 sets  special meeting

Clallam County Fire District 3’s board of commissioners will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, to provide IAFF Local 2933 a grievance hearing.

The board of commissioners may meet in executive session if needed, district officials said. Call 683-4242 for more information.

New in town?

If you are new to Sequim or considering relocating to Sequim, the “New in Town Conversation” gathering has been designed for you. The monthly event is from 3-5 p.m. each fourth Wednesday every other month at First Federal, 333 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. The next is today, Aug. 27.

Meet other newcomers, learn more about the history of Sequim, volunteering opportunities and about how to handle the stresses and strains of relocation. RSVP to Catherine Mich at 582-1081 or

Newcomers to meet

The Newcomers’ September luncheon will be held Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St. Socializing begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by a buffet lunch.

Patty McManus, marketing manager for Nash’s Organic Produce, will talk about the area’s fall bounty  and will share tips on growing and harvesting organic vegetables and what grows best in the area.

She’ll also discuss the special programs, including the Weeder’s Exchange, that Nash’s offers the public.

RSVP by noon Aug. 29 at 504-2522.

CCHS plans garage sale

The Clallam County Historical Society hosts its annual garage sale this week and next, at the corner of Eighth and C streets in Port Angeles.

A “members only” preview sale is 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 (you may become a member of the society that afternoon and take advantage of early shopping).

Regular sale days are 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 29-30. Half-price day is Friday, Sept. 5, and “Buck-a-Bag Day” is Saturday, Sept. 6; hours for the second weekend are also 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

For more information, call the society’s office at 452-2662 or send an e-mail to

Coming together

Sequim-area residents looking for others to gather with during Christmas holiday times are encouraged to call Tracy Wilson, who is interested in forming a group to put on an event, at 809-3799.

Festival seeks royalty applicants

The Sequim Irrigation Festival is seeking junior and seniors contestants of the Sequim School District (including home school) to participate in a scholarship pageant to be chosen to represent Sequim during the 2015 Sequim Irrigation Festival and the subsequent parades and events.

College scholarships are provided to the four royals, including travel and float wardrobe, travel expenses are provided among other items.

Poise and public speaking are taught during the pageant process. Pageant forms available on

SMUG to meet in P.A.

The Strait Macintosh User Group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. Topic is “Troubleshooting Your Apple Devices.”

A panel of local Apple experts help with Mac-related hardware and software questions as well as iPhones, iPads and iPods. Bring a device and questions.

Call 775-1250 or see for more information.

Kick that sugar habit

GreySheeters Anonymous presents a speaker’s meeting on kicking the sugar habit from 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church Parish house, 923 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. For more information, contact 477-9597.

Preschool enrolling now

Sequim Pre-3 is now enrolling for fall quarter for ages 10 months to 3 1/2 years. Sequim Pre-Three Co-op is a non-profit early learning program for parents and children.

Fall classes start Tuesday, Sept. 9, and Friday, Sept. 12, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sequim Worship Center, 640 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information, contact Sonja Ralph at 504-1011 or Orientation days will be from 6-7 p.m. Sept. 4 and Sept. 17 at Sequim Worship Center.

Sequim students seeking support for Shiso trip

In just two months, seven freshmen and sophomores from Sequim High School, plus chaperones, plan to travel to Sequim’s Sister City in Shiso, Japan, as ambassadors. Five sophomores and two freshmen students seek business and individual sponsors to be a part of who they represent while in Japan; students and adults must raise at least $2,500 each to cover trip costs that are not covered by the city or school district.

Contributions to the Ambassador program via the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce are tax deductible. Contact Sister City Association member Annette Hanson at 670-6774 or Jeri Smith at the chamber at 683-6197 for details; or mail a contribution to the chamber at P.O. Box 907, Sequim, WA 98382.

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, Aug. 28: Pea salad, mac & cheese with ham, broccoli and cauliflower, watermelon

Friday, Aug. 29: Spring greens, applesauce, baked ham, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, sherbet

Monday, Sept. 1: Closed for Labor Day

Tuesday, Sept 2: Pea salad, roast pork, rice pilaf, butternut squash, apple crisp

Wednesday, Sept. 3: Spring greens, cranberry salad, turkey pot pie, corn cobbett, pumpkin cake.


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