Goat vegetation pilot program rescheduled
Because of recent snowfall, the City of Sequim postponed last week’s pilot project to test goats for vegetation management to Wednesday, Feb. 28, and Thursday, March 1. The project takes place on property adjacent to the City Shop on Second Avenue, just south of Hemlock Street. The public is welcome to view the operation from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day, but is advised to be prepared for muddy conditions and to dress appropriately for winter weather.
The city will use two goats, nicknamed the “Vege-lantes,” to pilot the program and to learn how much vegetation can be consumed in a confined area within a designated time period. Call the Public Works Department at 360-683-4908 for more information.
Guild’s thrift shop is open Saturday
The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s thrift shop located at 204 W. Bell St. is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 3. Featured items include a high chair, sewing machine and a set of dinner ware for 12. The shop also includes fashions for everyone, designer bags, fine jewelry, household and kitchen accessories and furniture. All white-tagged items are half-price. Consignors and new volunteers are always needed. Call 360-683-7044 for more information.
Baby support group scheduled at OMC
A free support group is available for parents and babies experiencing the first few days, weeks and year of becoming a family. The You and Your New Baby Support Group meets from 4-5:30 p.m. on a drop-in basis every Monday and Thursday at Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles. Attendees share experiences, ask questions and learn from each other. Topics range from newborn behavior, care and feeding, to the transition into parenting as well as the physical and emotional issues that may arise during the postpartum period. A scale will be available to weigh one’s baby. No fee or registration is required. Call OMC New Family Services at 360-417-7652 for more information.
Explore the coast at next Studium Generale
Jenny Waddell, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Research Coordinator, highlights a recent 16-day research expedition to explore prominent submarine canyons found along the Olympic Coast of Washington in a presentation set for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Peninsula College’s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.
The expedition on the E/V Nautilus, Aug. 18-Sept. 4, explored seafloor habitats and living marine resources found within Juan de Fuca Canyon, Quileute Canyon and Quinault Canyon. Scientists were able to live-stream video from robots on the seafloor, sharing the experience with the world over the internet and through live interactive events.
In this Studium Generale presentation, learn about the marine resources of the Olympic Coast, efforts to engage and inspire public interest in the region and the research projects underway to help better understand and conserve this ecosystem.
For more information, contact Dr. Kate Reavey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spruce Railroad Trail project to resume
The next phase of improvements to the Spruce Railroad Trail is set to begin March 1. During this phase, one mile of the trail on the western end will be closed beginning at the Camp David Jr. Road trailhead. The trail will remain open for use on the eastern end for 2.7 miles — from the Lyre River Trailhead to the Daley Rankin Tunnel.
This phase is scheduled to be completed by the end of July 2018 and includes bank stabilization, culvert installation and trail improvements matching the one mile section completed last year from the Lyre River Trailhead to the newly restored McFee Tunnel.
For current trail, road and travel information, visitors should consult the park website at www.nps.gov/olym or call the recorded Road and Weather Hotline at 360-565-3131.
Homeless Connect event set in Port Angeles
The Clallam County Homeless Connect event is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Vern Burton Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. The free event includes information and assistance for those in homeless situations about housing, plus ID vouchers, clothing, food, health insurance, haircuts, social and veterans services, legal assistance, vaccinations, urgent dental care, medical services and more.
Those interested in volunteering at the event, send an email to Josette Hodge at email@example.com.
Kidsfest on tap in PA
The Port Angeles Kiwanis Club and Lutheran Community Services NW, in association with several other organizations, once again sponsor Kidsfest, set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Vern Burton Center in Port Angeles. This free event provides information about parenting and resources in the community as well as free family activities. More than 40 programs/agencies will be on hand, including interactive displays/equipment from local first responders.
For more information, call Lutheran Community Services NW at 360-452-5437 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn all about mason bees at Wild Birds
Wild Birds Unlimited, 275953 US Highway 101 in Gardiner, hosts a special presentation on the Orchard mason bee with guest speaker Jim Ullrich of Knox Cellars Mason Bees from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 3. Ullrich will offer a family friendly talk about the benefits of the mason bee, how to attract them and keep them in one’s garden. Call 360-797-7100 to reserve a place, as seating is limited. A contribution of $5 to Wild Birds Unlimited’s Community Education Fund goes to the Northwest Raptor Center and Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue.
Mujeres de Maiz breakfast set
The Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Foundation has set the group’s annual Mexican breakfast for 8:30 a.m.-noon on Sunday, March 4, at Macleay Hall, 290 Macleay Road.
The meal includes a vegetarian Mexican breakfast including corn tortillas, cheese and scrambled eggs, tomato-chile salsa, black beans, freshly brewed Ravens Brew coffee and tea.
Cost is a suggested $10 donation.
All proceeds go to programs of Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Foundation, a Sequim-based, 401(c)3 organization providing educational access to indigenous women and children in Chiapas, Mexico.
For more information, call Steve Gilchrist at 360-460-5956.
Garden club hosts ‘Wit and Wisdom’
The Sequim Prairie Garden Club welcomes visitors to Cynthia Herrick’s presentation of “Garden Grown Wit & Wisdom,” set for 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, March 5, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St.
Herrick is a recent Sequim transplant from Bainbridge Island who has extensive gardening background experience, including the landscaping of her 5-acre property on Bainbridge that was featured on HGTV.
She is the author of articles for NW Home & Garden Magazine and owner of a landscape installation business and coordinator of the “Bainbridge in Bloom” garden tour. Her presentation includes slides.