Community news briefs — April 17, 2019

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:30am
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Haller takeover at Baja Cantina

Helen Haller Elementary School will have a restaurant takeover from 5-8 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Baja Cantina, 531 W. Washington St., Sequim. Twenty percent of the profits will go directly to Helen Haller’s PTO to benefit its students. The takeover is good for dine-in or takeout. For the menu, see www.baja

Monday Musicale offers student scholarships

The application deadline for Monday Musicale Scholarships is Friday, April 26. The three scholarships are open to high school students in Clallam County, including Sequim, Port Angeles, Forks, Clallam Bay, Neah Bay and homeschool students.

Get an applications from school officials or one’s music director.

Monday Musicale scholarship auditions are held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at First Presbyterian Church of Port Angeles, 139 W. Eighth St.; the public is invited.

For more information, call Margot Hewitt at 360-775-0631.

Marijuana emphasis patrols planned

On April 20, local law enforcement agencies in Clallam and Jefferson counties will participate in a statewide traffic patrol emphasis targeting impaired driving, particularly marijuana impairment. The “420” event will place extra patrols in marked units for high-visibility saturation.

Arrange or provide a ride. Wait with someone impaired until they are sober. Arrange for the person to stay where they are. Ask someone else to help. If all else fails, call 9-1-1.

‘We, The People’ set April meeting

The monthly meetings of the “We, The People” gathering continue this month, set for 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at The Lodge at Sherwood Village, 660 Evergreen Farm Way.

Noting that area Rep. Derek Kilmer has been named to chair a Select Committee of the House of Representatives on Modernization of Congress, the discussion will focus on recommendations and/or requests residents might make to Kilmer’s committee. If the discussion comes up with anything particularly noteworthy, the comments may be passed along to Kilmer, group organizers say.

Disaster prep event set

The Sequim Elks, along with Clallam County Emergency Management and Clallam County County Fire District 3, are hosting a Disaster Outreach Project starting at noon on Friday, April 19, at 143 Port Williams Road. The meeting is to help residents prepare for a future disaster. Those attending will have an opportunity to win and be trained on an all-weather NOAA radio and/or an emergency starter backpack. Elder care providers, early childhood centers, school and outreach program representatives are encouraged to attend.

Scout gathering set

Representatives with local BSA Scouts groups host “Scouting: We Are So Much More,” a meeting open to interested boys and girls in kindergarten through age 20, from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at the Museum At The Carnegie building, 207 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles. The group represents scouts from Clallam and Jefferson counties. For more information, call Shawna Scott at 360-504-2170.

Earth Day party set at Wild Birds

Wild Birds Unlimited in Gardiner hosts an Earth Day celebration to raise money for Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Wild Birds store, 275953 US Highway 101, Gardiner.

Representatives from Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, will bring their rescued, educational birds of prey including Kenadie, their Golden Eagle, in the bird’s first public event since his rescue last year in Brinnon.

Special guests for the party also include Northwest native flute Music by Vincent Redhouse of The Wind People, the Dungeness River Audubon Center and Eagle Creek Native Plant Nursery. Fresh waffles will available with a portion of sales going to the bird rescue group.

Call 360-797-7100 for more information.

Guild’s thrift shop is open Saturday

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop at 204 W. Bell St., is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Featured items include an electric piano, like-new spring fashions, several sets of dishware, costume jewelry, designer handbags and more. Consignors and volunteers are always needed. Call 360-683-7044 for information.

Free dinner set at Trinity United

A free community dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

The meal includes honey-lemon chicken, confetti rice, vegetables, carrot salad, dessert and beverages.

Reservations are required and may be made by phoning the church at 360-683-5367 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.

Clinic leader to talk at guild meeting

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Speaker Series and business meeting is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the community room of 1st Security Bank, 114 S. Sequim Ave. First in the meeting agenda is guest speaker Sara Nichols, executive director of the Dungeness Health and Wellness Clinic, Sequim’s free clinic, who will talk about organization’s staffers who provide basic urgent care for uninsured and under-insured area residents. After her talk a short recess is followed by the guild’s business meeting. The public is encouraged to attend. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Coffee with mayor, city engineer

The City of Sequim Coffee with the Mayor program continues in April. City Engineer Matt Klontz will join Mayor Dennis Smith at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Black Bear Diner, 1471 E. Washington St.

The mayor will be at a published location 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 for more information.

Diabetes support group set at OMC

Olympic Medical Center hosts a diabetes support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Seasons Café, Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles.

Upcoming presentations include:

• April 23 — “Autonomic Dysfunction and Small Fiber Neuropathy” by Dr. Kelly Ramirez, OMC Neurology

• May 28 — “Diabetes and Exercise” by exercise physiologist Ray Martinez, OMC Wellness Services and Cardiac Rehab

Diabetes support group meetings are free and open to the public. Call 360-417-7125 for more information.

Master Gardeners’ plant sale set for May 4

The Clallam County Master Gardeners’ Annual Plant Sale is set for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road. Attendees are encouraged to come early for best selections of varieties of native trees and shrubs, sedums, ornamentals, grasses, ground covers, perennials, vegetable starts and herbs. Plants for sale have been nurtured by Master Gardeners and raised for specific local climates.

Best selections are from 9 a.m.-noon while everything from 12:30-2 p.m. is half-price, event organizers say.

Senior menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4 p.m. at Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, 251 S. Fifth Ave. Suggested donation is $5 (60 and over), $8 guest and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed. RSVP (at least 24 hours in advance) to 360-683-8491. Menus are subject to change.

Thursday, April 18: Apple slaw, BBQ pulled pork sandwich, steak fries, dessert

Friday, April 19: Green salad, baked-breaded fish, mashed potatoes, corn, dessert

Monday, April 22: Fruit cup, spaghetti and meatballs, broccoli, dinner roll, dessert

Tuesday, April 23: Caesar salad, clam chowder, orange slices, crackers, dessert

Wednesday, April 24: CLOSED.

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