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 www.irrigationfestival.com and click on “Forms” and scroll down to “Grand Parade Application Form.” Entrants can either scan and e-mail Joe Irvin at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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 http://kiwanisdinner.brownpapertickets.com/ 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 www.facebook.com/kiwanisportangeles.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 681-2308 or Assistant City Manager Joe Irvin at 582-2457 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.