Community news briefs — April 14, 2021

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:30am
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County committee accepting ‘Keep the Lights On’ applications

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is soliciting requests for proposals from interested nonprofit organizations to “Keep the Lights On COVID” for up to four months.

Interested citizens are invited to contact the Clallam County Board of Commissioners’ Office at 360-417-2256, agores@co.clallam.wa.us, or online at clallam.net/bocc/Lodging TaxAdvisoryCommittee.html, to get an application.

Request for proposals must be received at 223 E. Fourth St., Room 150, Port Angeles WA, by noon on Monday, May 3.

Rummage sale set at grange

The Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, hosts a multi-grange rummage sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 17, on the grounds and the outdoor kitchen.

The sale raises funds to help the granges meet their financial obligations during the COVID pandemic, organizers say.

NOLS expands hours

The North Olympic Library System is now offering in-library service six days a week, doubling the number of in-library service hours offered.

As of April 12, the expanded in-library service hours at the Sequim, Port Angeles and Forks branches are: 2-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. In Clallam Bay, hours are 2-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.

In-library service includes Grab and Go Browsing, holds pickup, copier use and public computer use in most branches.

The Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., limits visits to 15 minutes and is currently unable to offer public computers due to space constraints.

For more about NOLS services, see nols.org/covid-19, call 360-417-8500 or email to discover@nols.org.

Coffee with the Mayor session set at KSQM

The City of Sequim continues to partner with KSQM 91.5 FM radio to host a live call-in session of Coffee with the Mayor at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 22. Residents are encouraged to tune into KSQM or visit ksqmfm.com/live, where Mayor William Armacost will be joined by IT manager Anthony Martin to answer questions or receive comments.

Listeners may call 360-681-0000 during the show to ask questions live or they can submit questions in advance to city clerk Sara McMillon by email at smcmillon@sequimwa.gov, or by traditional mail to: City Clerk Sara McMillon, 152 West Cedar Street, Sequim, WA 98382.

Coffee with the Mayor is an opportunity for residents to meet with the mayor to chat, ask questions, express a concern or make a comment about the city.

Sale to benefit equine nonprofit

The nonprofit Olympic Peninsula Equine Network (OPEN) hosts a spring tack sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at 251 Roupe Road, Sequim.

Sale of the horse tack equipment — saddles, bridles, halters and blankets — helps support the OPEN organization. Visitors can also meet some of the OPEN horses available for adoption.

Call 360-207-1688 or email to olypen equinenet@gmail.com for more information.

PC professor to detail ‘Zen and the Art of Chickenman’

Dr. Matt Teorey presents “Zen and the Art of Chickenman” at Peninsula College’s next Studium Generale presentation set for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, on Zoom.

In the summer of 2020, Teorey — an English professor at Peninsula College — was awarded research funding via an Exceptional Faculty Grant from the Peninsula College Foundation to incorporate new material into his IS-105: Pop Culture course.

His specific area of research was the 1970s radio program “Chickenman” and its connections to the book “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.” Teorey will be using the connections between these works to help students consider issues in our current culture and engage in deeper philosophical analysis in his Pop Culture class.

Join the Zoom meeting at pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/89616075652 (meeting ID 896 1607 5652). The event is free and open to the public.

Teorey has worked at Peninsula College since 2005. For more about his published works, visit pencol.edu/faculty-staff/ matt-teorey.

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