Community News Briefs — April 19, 2017

New medical building to be dedicated in Port Angeles

Olympic Medical Center will formally unveil the new Medical Office Building in Port Angeles starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22. The public is invited to attend the opening ceremony, join a tour of the new facility, visit a health fair or sit in on a health lecture presented by one of OMC’s providers. More details on OMC’s health fair offerings and the lecture series are available at

Horse clinic on tap

The Olympic Peninsula Equine Network will host an equine veterinary clinic starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at 251 Roupe Road, Sequim, as part of an ASPCA Help a Horse Day Event. OPEN and Dr. Sean Tuley work together to offer horse owners low prices on routine veterinary procedures at these clinics; appointments are required for all procedures, but all are welcome to stop by the event. Teeth floats are $200-$250, castrations are $250 and other routine vet services also are available including X-rays, vaccinations, worming, medications, etc. Call 360-207-1688 and someone will return your call or you can contact OPEN at its Facebook page to make an appointment.

Science events planned

Olympic Climate Action and Feiro Marine Life Center will host a Celebration of Science in conjunction with the March for Science in Washington, D.C. Peninsula residents of all ages can engage in science by exploring information booths and hearing presentations from local scientists and educators. Come see the Wall of Science to discover who are the scientists in your community and celebrate science on the peninsula. During the week following Earth Day (April 22), OCA is organizing evening Science Cafés at venues in Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend. For details, visit or look in Events on Olympic Climate Action Facebook page.

Fort Worden plans Earth Day events

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and numerous partners invite the public to celebrate Earth Day at or near more than a dozen parks around the state. Earth Day, April 22, also is a free day when visitors don’t need a Discover Pass for day-use visits to parks by vehicle. Earth Day events include work parties to remove invasive plants, guided hikes to learn about native plants and interpretive programs for young people and adults. The closest state park hosting an Earth Day event is at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend.

Climate march planned

On April 29, citizens of the Olympic Peninsula are invited to join the People’s Climate March in Port Angeles to be a part of a worldwide climate demonstration. The march will start at 3 p.m. from the Port Angeles City Pier. Parking will be available at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St. For more information, visit

Kiwanis May 6 fundraiser tickets on sale now

Tickets are available for the Kiwanis Spring Dinner &Auction at 7 Cedars Casino at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Proceeds will go to Camp Beausite as well as scholarships for graduating Port Angeles High School seniors. Individual tickets are $50 and a table for eight is $320. Get tickets at or from any member of the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles and Olympic Kiwanis Club. For more information, call Darcey Beck at 461-4846. or see

Conservation district offers free workshop

The Clallam Conservation District is offering a free field workshop on landscaping with native plants. The workshop will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Dungeness Recreation Area, 554 Voice of America Road West, Sequim. Pre-registration is required. Call the district at 775-3747 ext. 5 for more information and to register. The workshop involves an easy hike along about two miles of trails that wind through the county park area.

More than 25 native trees and shrubs will be described, along with their cultural requirements, aesthetic attributes and environmental and wildlife habitat benefits. Conservation District executive director Joe Holtrop will lead the workshop.

Garden club plans big sale

The Sequim Prairie Garden Club will hold its Annual Spring Garden Sale, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at its clubhouse in Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St. This annual event features perennials, annuals, bulbs, tomato starts, vegetable starts, shrubs and more from garden club members’ own gardens, as well as garden art, potted containers, a raffle, bake sale and much more. Proceeds are used to maintain Pioneer Memorial Park and for local scholarships. The clubhouse also is available for rent. For more information, contact at 808-3434 or

Get Pioneer Dinner tickets

Tickets for the May 12 Sequim Pioneer Dinner are on sale now. Attendees must be an adult descendant of one of the pioneer families that arrived in the Sequim Valley prior to 1962. The $17 tickets can be purchased by contacting Terri Lillquist at 681-4075. Tickets need to be purchased in advance; none will be available at the door.

Free dinner at Trinity United

A free community dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. The meal includes turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, green salad, dessert and beverages. Reservations are required and may be made by phoning the church at 683-5367 between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner or by email to The church presents the dinners on the last Thursday of each month.

Garden club plans fundraiser

Gardiner Garden Club will have its annual fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, Gardiner. Every year the club has a dinner, silent auction and raffle to raise money for the scholarships it gives to Sequim High School students. The theme is Beach Blanket Bingo. Prize jewels for the silent auction will be the metal elk made by Bill Seabolt’s class at SHS. The club appreciates personal donations, any items or gift certificates for its raffle and silent auction. Contact Lisa Cronin at or 797-3900.

See birds of prey, make donations

On Sunday, April 23, Wild Birds Unlimited, 275953 Highway 101, in Gardiner, will have its 13th annual Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. including the Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center with its rehabilitated birds of prey. Bring donations for the center and Discovery Bay Wild Birds Rescue for baby birds. Items wanted are aquariums, dog food, small animal-watering bottles, baby bottles, powdered goats milk, KMR, alfalfa, chain-link fencing, paper towels, Kleenex, potty pads (human or puppy) laundry baskets, heating pads, small dishes, Exact Baby Bird food, mealworms, dog/cat food (wet/dry), towels, new or gently used wool blankets, vet wrap, clothes pins, bleach, dawn dish soap, hair dryers, play pens and an enclosed trailer for the release of wildlife. Financial donations always are needed and welcomed.

Swap meet fundraiser set

The Fairview Grange and Peninsula Dream Machines have teamed up for a swap meet fundraiser, set for 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Fairview Grange, 161 Lake Farm Road, Port Angeles. Vendors may bring all items for individual 12-foot-by-20-foot spaces, for $10.

A pancake breakfast with all you can eat pancakes, bacon and coffee is served from 8-10 a.m.; cost is $8 per person, with children under 12 free (accompanied by an adult). A $5-per-plate lunch of hamburgers, chips and a drink starts at 11 a.m. until sold out. For more information, call 461-9008.

Flea market set at grange

The Sequim Prairie Grange Spring Flea Market and bake sale is set for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at 290 Macleay Road. Lunch also is available and tailgaters are welcome. For more information, call 808-2364 or 683-4431.

Play &Learn events at library

First Step Family Support Center will have a free Kaleidoscope Play &Learn event in Sequim from 10-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday from April 25-June 20 at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. It is for families with children from infants to age 5, plus siblings. Spanish translation will be provided. There will be stories, snacks, crafts, circle time and supportive discussions. Contact Ashley at 717-983-8287 for more information.

4-H seeks new volunteers

Clallam County 4-H new volunteer orientations will be from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 27. Contact the 4-H Program coordinator Jenny Schmidt for location and event details at or 417-2398. 4-H volunteers can help with a 4-H project area, start a new club or program in their neighborhood, teach a class in their area of expertise or help behind the scenes.

Find bargains, support choirs

The Sequim Choir Boosters will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the Sequim Middle School cafeteria, 301 W. Hendrickson Road. The proceeds will help the SHS choirs get new uniforms and earn money toward their 2018 Carnegie Hall trip.

Beta Nu offers Community Education Grants

The Beta Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International announces a new deadline for Community Education Grant applications for nonprofit agencies for educational projects. Grants will be awarded on a one-time basis, but consideration will be given to re-occurring projects. Applying agencies must serve people living in areas served by the Sequim and Port Angeles school districts. The specified project must be carried out under the direction of a qualified educator. More information and an application are at Applications are due on May 15. For more information, call at 683-3552.

Senior Nutrition menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4:30 p.m. at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., on Tuesdays-Fridays. 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, April 20: Green salad, hamburger pie, steamed broccoli, dinner roll, fruit cup

Friday, April 21: Three-bean salad, cheese ravioli w/meat sauce, garlic bread, steamed spinach, baked custard

Tuesday, April 25: Beef barley soup, chef salad, garlic bread, watermelon

Wednesday, April 26: Broccoli salad, hot dog/bun, cowboy beans, grapes, apple pie a la mode.

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