Community News Briefs — April 24, 2019

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:30am
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Ferguson to talk free speech, press

Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers is sponsoring an event with state Attorney General Bob Ferguson with the topic “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society” from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Peninsula College Little Theater. Admission is by donation, suggested at $10 for adults, $5 for students. All proceeds go to supporting civil legal aid services in Clallam and Jefferson counties. RSVP to 360-504-2422 or email to

Group opposing smart meters to meet

Clallam Against Smart Meters (CASM) is hosting two upcoming community educational meetings: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.; and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The agenda includes a screening of the 30-minute “Take Back Your Power” documentary and following discussion, along with speaker Anthony Corrado about, “Why Is 5G Different?”

For more information, email to

‘Horse Hoedown’ planned

The Olympic Peninsula Equine Network will host its second annual “Help a Horse Hoedown” fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Fox Bell Farms, 137 N. Barr Road, Agnew. Admission is $55 per person for dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Entertainment is by the Jim Hoffman Band. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. OPEN is a horse rescue, rehabilitation and adoption nonprofit in rural Sequim and it recently became affiliated with the ASPCA’s National Help a Horse Campaign.

For more information, contact Mike Vaillancourt at golden or 714-222-0755. For more information about OPEN, see olympicpeninsula

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 application 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.

4-H sets National Day of Service

In recognition of National Volunteer Month, 4-H holds a National Day of Service each year. This year’s event is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, when local volunteers will be at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles cleaning up branches from the past December’s windstorm.

This effort is part of a month long 4-H True Leaders in Service initiative with thousands of youth chipping in to help improve their communities.

Learn more about 4-H in Clallam County at

Bunco party set for Friday

The Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital is sponsoring a spring Bunco party, set for noon-3 p.m. Friday, April 26, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave. Win prizes playing Bunco, enjoy a lunch made by guild members and bid on 25 silent auction choices, including some “one of a kind” items. Tickets are $15 at the door (doors open at 11:30 a.m.), with all proceeds going to Seattle Children’s Hospital for uncompensated care.

For more information, contact Pam Herd at 360-683-3089 or

City seeks parks board applicants

The Sequim City Council is seeking an applicant to fill a vacancy on the Parks, Arbor and Recreation Advisory Board. This voluntary board meets the third Monday of each month at 5 p.m. and advises the city council on issues involving city parks and public spaces. The position is open to residents within the Sequim city limits.

Applications are available at the Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., or online at The position is open until filled.

For more information, contact city clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at 360-681-3428 or kkuznek@sequim

Stand Down set for May 2

The Forks Elks Lodge hosts the Voices for Veterans Stand Down 2019 event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at 941 Merchants Road, Forks.

The Stand Down offers hot meals (breakfast, lunch), and connections to services such as medical/dental screening, screening info for colon and breast cancer, housing information, employment and education, veteran benefits, counseling, legal aid, haircuts, pet supplies, new clothing and more.

Free transportation to the event is available via Clallam and Jefferson Transit buses.

Voices for Veterans is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that seeks to “assist homeless veterans, veterans in need, and their immediate family members, in part through a Stand Down.”

Stand Downs are held three times annually: In May, Forks; in Port Townsend in July, and Port Angeles in October.

For information, see voicesfor or call Jeff at 360-797-1791.

DSHS mobile unit coming to Sequim

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Mobile Community Service Office offers services from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Sequim Food Bank, 144 W. Alder St.

At this event, residents can apply for cash, basic food and medical assistance, and the Medicare Savings Program.

Participants also may drop off paperwork, complete an eligibility review and/or mid-certification review, or make changes to an existing case.

Annual FHS All-Class Reunion set

Any and all students who attended schools in Forks or Beaver are invited to attend the Annual All-Class Reunionset for Saturday, April 27, at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Road; doors open at 4 p.m.

Admission is $20 at the door; snacks and dinner will be served. The event is a fundraiser for the Forks Elks.

Elks rules require a guest list, lists exist for graduating classes 1930-1999. For more information or for those who left before graduation or that graduated after 1999, call or text your name to 360-640-2132.

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 25: CLOSED

Friday, April 26: Beet salad, liver and onions, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, dessert

Monday, April 29: Broccoli salad, chili w/meat, cornbread, tortilla chips, dessert

Tuesday, April 30: Green salad, grilled tuna melt on wheat bread, baked fries, dessert

Wednesday, May 1: CLOSED.

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