Community News Briefs — April 12, 2017

Community News Briefs — April 12, 2017

Parade applications are due Friday

Entry applications are due Friday, April 14, for the Sequim Irrigation Festival Grand Parade which runs at noon on May 13. To download an application, go to and click on “Forms” and scroll down to “Grand Parade Application Form.” Entrants can either scan and e-mail Joe Irvin at their completed application or mail the application to: Sequim Irrigation Festival Parade, Attn.: Joe Irvin, P.O. Box 2073 Sequim, WA 98382. For questions, call 360-912-4594.

Guild’s thrift shop is open Saturday

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s thrift shop, 204 W. Bell St. in Sequim, will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 15. All those Easter fashions await buyers along with spring shoes, designer handbags and fine jewelry, home furnishings and accessories and lots of kitchenware. Only a few tickets are left for the Guild’s annual May 11 luncheon/fashion show/silent auction to be held at 7 Cedars Casino. Volunteers and consignors always are needed. Call 683-7044 for more information.

PC program is topic

Connecting students with the community for the benefit of all will be the focus of the Thursday, April 13, Studium Generale at Peninsula College. Jennifer Santry will provide an overview of the PC Service Learning program. She will be joined by a panel of students and community partners who will share short presentations focused on their service learning experiences. Studium Generale is free and open to the public and is at 12:35 p.m. in the Little Theater on the Peninsula College Campus. For more information, contact Santry at

County homelessness plan on agenda

The Shelter Providers Network of Clallam County will meet from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, to work on the county’s next Homelessness Plan.

The meeting is in Room 160 of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Everyone who is interested in ending homelessness in Clallam County is welcome.

Sign-in begins at 9:45 a.m. For more information, contact Network coordinator Martha Ireland at 452-7224 ext. 307 or email

Bird evolution talk set

The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road in Sequim. John Comstock will present “Search for the Holy Grail: Investigating the Evolution of Birds Using DNA.”

Come hear Comstock’s stories about how molecular methods are used to search for this ornithological Holy Grail.

The program is free and open to the public.

Crain at mayor’ coffee

The City of Sequim “Coffee with the Mayor” program continues in April. Sequim residents can meet informally with Mayor Dennis Smith at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Bell Creek Bar and Grill, 707 E. Washington St. Police Chief Sheri Crain will join the mayor for the meeting.

Smith will be at the Bell Creek Bar and Grill each month to listen to anyone who wants to chat, ask questions, express a concern or make a comment about the City or the community.

Contact Smith at with questions.

Culture fair planned

The Third Annual Native American Culture Fair will be from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 20, in the Pirate Union Building at Peninsula College. All are invited to this cultural event spotlighting youth voices and Native American history, languages and traditions.

This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Medicine.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sophia Gu or

Kiwanis fundraiser tickets on sale

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 360-775-3747 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. Over 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.

Guild hosts lunch, bunco

Sequim Guild for Seattle Children’s Hospital is having an afternoon of playing bunco, with a lunch made by its members and a silent auction. The event is from noon-3 p.m. Friday, April 21, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. To attend, it is $15 at the door and doors open at 11:30 a.m. Proceeds go to Seattle Children’s Hospital for uncompensated care.

Sequim 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

Weeding party set at Carrie Blake Park

A weeding party is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Terrace Gardens in Carrie Blake Community Park. The party begins with an introduction to the garden and plans for its future, a short talk on common Sequim weeds and how to recognize and eradicate them, and will include weeding the lavender beds in the garden. Helpers will be able to take home the “volunteer” lavender plants that have seeded themselves, to plant in their own gardens and will receive a tutorial on how to take care of the small lavender plants they are collecting.

Helpers should bring weeding tools, gloves and plastic bags to take home their lavender plants. The group will meet at the garden steps to the west of the James Center for the Performing Arts Band Shell. For more information, contact Jean Pier at or 681-2308 or Assistant City Manager Joe Irvin at 582-2457 or

New medical building to be dedicated

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.

Peninsula libraries close for in-service

All libraries in the North Olympic Library System will be closed Friday, April 28, to allow staff to attend an in-service training day. The Port Angeles Library, the Sequim branch and the Forks branch will reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29. The Clallam Bay branch will reopen Monday, May 1. The library always is open at

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

Enter Grange contests

Clallam County Pomona Grange will have its Lecturer/Family Living contests on Saturday, May 6, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim. Entries will be accepted from 10 a.m.-noon with judging starting at 12:30 p.m. There will be a public viewing from 2-4 p.m. and participants can pick up their entries at 4 p.m. This contest is open to Grange members and non-Grange members. Adults, youth and junior groups are each judged separately. A few of the different categories to enter are photography, painting and drawing, fiber arts, holiday crafts, recycled crafts, baking, quilting and sewing. For more information, call Joy at 683-7021.

Fly-fishers to meet

The new Sequim Greywolf Fly Fishers group will meet from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the Sequim fire station, 323 N. Fifth Avenue. You may observe or bring your fly-tying equipment, materials, a tarp and tie a fly of your own choice. There will be a short business meeting and a fly raffle. For more information, call Erik Simpson at 683-6684.

Senior 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 13: Spring greens, pickled beets/egg, baked ham, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, ambrosia cake

Friday, April 14: Green salad, lemon dill fish, confetti rice, mixed vegetables, lemon poppy seed cake

Tuesday, April 18: Green salad, vegetable soup, tuna salad sandwich, grapes, dessert

Wednesday, April 19: Fruit cup, pork roast, mashed potatoes, stuffing w/gravy, asparagus tips, dessert.

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