Community news briefs — April 20, 2022

Rally in the Alley

The City of Sequim, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County and Olympic Disposal, will host Rally in the Alley from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (or until dumpsters are full) on Saturday, April 23.

Dumpsters will be located at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave. (near the pickleball courts),and at the City of Sequim shop at South Third Avenue and West Hammond Street.

Volunteers will be on site to assist city residents with discarding unwanted items at no cost to the residents. No tires, appliances, liquid paint, gas, fuel or oil will be accepted. All participants will be required to follow Clallam County Health Department safety mandates.

Volunteers are asked meet at the Carrie Blake Community Park location at 9:15 a.m. for assignments.

For more information, contact Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County Executive Director Colleen Robinson at 360-775-3742 or

PFOA fundraiser set

Peninsula Friends Of Animals will have their handmade potholders and microwaveable bowls available for purchase at the Spring Fling Bazaar from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St.

All sales benefit the rescues of PFOA, a cage-less, nonprofit, no-kill animal welfare organization serving the community since 2000.

Grange breakfast set for Sunday

The Sequim Prairie Grange hosts a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m.-noon on Sunday, April 24, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 MacLeay Road.

The event includes all-you-can-eat pancakes with an egg, a slice of ham and coffee or Tea.

Cost is $7 adults, $4 for children younger than 10.

Alternative Cinema to screen ‘Cowspiracy’

The Natural Healing Center, 162 S. Barr Road in Port Angeles, offers Alternative Cinema at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Pre-registration is requested by calling 360-808-2662. Events are free.

On April 27, the screening is “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.” The film, program organizers say, is “a groundbreaking feature length environmental documentary, following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.”

New office for county elections

The Clallam County Elections and Voter Registration Division has moved out of the Auditor’s Office on the main floor of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St. The division is now located on the basement floor in Room 042.

This move allows the entire Elections and Voter Registration Division to be located on the same floor as the Election Center.

The office hours will continue to be Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Elections division staffers are preparing for Candidate Filing Week set for May 16-20.

Get more information about candidate filing can be found at

Peninsula Behavioral Health fundraiser

Peninsula Behavioral Health’s 2022 Annual Gala is set for 6 p.m. Friday, April 29, at The Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road.

Doors open at 5 p.m.

The keynote speaker is best-selling author Stephanie Land, best known for her memoir “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive.”

Tickets are $35 for the keynote speaker only, or $135 for a prime rib dinner and keynote address. Dinner tickets include non-alcoholic drinks, no host on-site bar, Q&A session and book signing.

Get tickets at

For more information, email to

Baby bird shower at Wild Birds

Wild Birds Unlimited, at 275953 U.S. Highway 101 in Gardiner, hosts a Baby Bird Shower for Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue from noon- 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.

Representatives from the rescue will have their educational live birds of prey on hand.

The event is free, but attendees are asked to consider bringing a donation. Items needed most at Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue include paper towels, bleach, Kleenex, potty pads (human or puppy), blow-up dog collars and human neck pillows, heating pads, small dishes (crocks, ashtrays), mealworms, dog or cat food (wet or dry), towels, hair dryers and gift certificates to Wild Birds Unlimited, Walmart or PetCo. Monetary donations are appreciated as well.

For more information, call 360-797-7100 email to or visit

Office open to help disabled veterans

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) office at 583 W. Washington St. is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each Wednesday, to serve veterans who are needing help with claims or other information.

Services are free and veterans do not have to be members of DAV to receive assistance.

The office is by walk-in; no appointment is necessary. Masks are required upon entrance.

For more information, call 360-504-2843.