Community news briefs — April 10, 2019

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:30am
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4-H plans Family Fun Night

April’s 4-H Family Fun Night will be at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Participants will have the opportunity to pick a seed, plant it and take it home.

4-H is a positive youth development program and part of positive youth development is creating space for families to enjoy spending time together. Family fun night began in February in Port Angeles and organizers would like to continue to hold one monthly rotating around the county.

You can learn more about 4-H in Clallam County at

Olympic Nature Experience kicks off Adventure Club

Enjoy family time, play games, learn about nature, listen to stories and more at the Olympic Nature Experience’s Adventure Club, hosted 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursdays at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Designed for families with children of ages toddler-8, the multi-age discovery group — like others at programs at Olympic Nature Experience — seeks to educate, empower and enrich people’s lives by taking them outside to learn and explore.

Cost is $5 per child, $10 per family.

Other programs and community events include summer camps, preschool, after school and homeschool enrichment classes for children ages 3-12.

Call 360-461-7169, email to director@olympicnature or see for more information.

Rummage sale to support SHS choir

A rummage sale supporting the Sequim High School Choir Boosters is set for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Sequim Middle School cafeteria, 301 W. Hendrickson Road. For more information, email to

Monthly book sale set at library

The Friends of Sequim Library will hold its monthly book sale from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

This sale features an extensive collection of Judaica, many Paleo diet cookbooks in excellent condition, multiple volumes of science fiction as well as Western novels by Louis L’Amour. In addition there is a 33-volume Centennial Edition set of the complete works of Charles Dickens.

Proceeds from the sale benefit children’s and adult programs at the Sequim Library.

Free legal, estate planning seminar set

A free seminar that explores issues around legal and estate life care planning is slated for 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 16, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Richard Tizzano, author of “Accidental Safari” and an elder law and estate planning attorney, explores life care planning solutions. Learn the roles of Medicare, Medicaid and long-term care insurance. Find more information about retirement communities and other housing options. Find out how to protect your wealth from taxes and uncovered medical costs, as well as more about estate planning.

Light snacks and beverages are provided.

Seating is limited; reserve a spot by calling 360-779-5551 or going to www.sherrard

80-something cyclist shares story

Lin Bruce will present “Yes, You Can! It’s Never Too Late to Say ‘Yes’ to Bigger Things” at the Sequim Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18.

Bruce is a late blooming, against-the-odds cross country cyclist, whose first transcontinental ride was in honor of her 60th birthday in 1999. In the years since then, she has crossed the U.S. four times and bicycled from Northfield, Minn., to Cheyenne, Wyo., to attend her 50th and 60th high school reunions, among other adventures. Now an octogenarian, Bruce still lives by her motto, “It’s Never Too Late to Say ‘Yes’ to Bigger Things!”

Libraries closed for in-service day

All libraries in the North Olympic Library System will be closed on Tuesday, April 23, to allow staff to attend an in-service training day. All NOLS locations will reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 24. The library always is open at

Kid’s Fishing Day is slated for Saturday

The annual Kid’s Fishing Day, sponsored by the Puget Sound Anglers — North Olympic Peninsula Chapter, in conjunction with WDFW and the City of Sequim, is slated for 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Carrie Blake Community Park Reclamation Pond.

The club provides rods/reels, bait, volunteers to bait hooks and remove fish, cleaning, icing and bagging fish. Youths of ages 14 and under can fish for two fish each per day. A kiddie pond for 4 and younger also will be on site. Get a hot dog and drink for 50 cents, served up by club volunteers from the on-loan Swain’s General Store concession stand.

Mosaic’s monthly dance scheduled

Clallam Mosaic, a local nonprofit empowering people with special needs, will be hosting its monthly dance from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles.

Door charge for the dance is $8. Accompanying caregivers attend for free, although donations are accepted to defray the costs.

A light meal features roasted chicken sandwiches, potato salad, fruit slaw and sugar-free cookies. Coffee, tea and water will be provided.

The next dance is scheduled for May 18.

For more information, visit

Spring High Tea set at Shipley Center

Wear your best hat and bring a friend for an afternoon of music and traditional high tea goodies at noon Monday, April 15, at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. Entertainment is provided by harpist Laraine Claire. Tickets are on sale now, $20 for center members and $22 for non-members.

Call 360-683-6806.

Traffic delays around Lake Crescent

Beginning April 15 and going through May 23, four-hour delays are scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, on US Highway 101 at Lake Crescent.

This series of four-hour daytime delays is necessary, state officials say, in order to complete the work to restore the road width near milepost 229 by constructing a retaining wall. These relatively longer delays are not permitted during the busy summer season between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

During these four-hour periods, US Highway 101 eastbound from Forks will be open to the turn for Barnes Point (where Lake Crescent Lodge is located). US Highway 101 westbound from Port Angeles will remain open up to mile marker 232/East Beach Road. Travelers to and from the western side of the peninsula can use State Route 112/113 as an alternate route during the delay.

Outside of the scheduled four-hour delays, drivers should continue to expect up to half-hour delays during weekday work hours. Check the park website for updates at Project.

Senior menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4 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 (at least 24 hours in advance) to 360-683-8491. Menus are subject to change.

Thursday, April 11: Green salad, chicken a la king, green beans, dessert

Friday, April 12: Green salad, cheeseburger w/fixings, potato wedges, dessert

Monday, April 15: Fruit salad, chicken and rice soup, dessert

Tuesday, April 16: Green salad, meat ravioli w/Alfredo sauce, dill carrots, garlic bread, dessert

Wednesday, April 17: CLOSED.

Spring Fest to be at river center

Celebrate spring with Olympic Nature Experience’s Spring Fest, set for 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Enjoy a nature scavenger hut with the family, listen to guest storytelling from the First Teacher/Parenting Matters Foundation, make wearable nature art and get your face painted, play family field games with Olympic Nature Experience staff and more. Cost is $8 per person.

Call 360-461-7169, email to info@olympic natureexperience or see www.olympicnature for more information.

Oiled wildlife training on tap

Learn how to help oiled wildlife in advance of an oil spill with a free workshop set for 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Pioneer Memorial Park’s clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St. This one-day interactive training focuses on the effects of oil on wildlife; why rehabilitation of oiled wildlife is important; aquatic bird behavior and anatomy; wildlife handling and how to provide initial care for oiled birds. The training will combine a presentation, video, hands-on workshop and discussion.

Call 360-417-2416, email to or see www.clallam for more information.

MRC offers paid internships

The Clallam Marine Resource Committee (MRC) once again is offering five paid internships to high school and college students living on the Olympic Peninsula. Duration of the internships is 80 hours at $15 per hour, to be completed before Aug. 19. The five interns will be working on environmental projects with scientists and other professionals. For more information, see

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