Community news briefs — April 24, 2024

Pie party reset

Join Sequim Bay Yacht Club members for an all-you-can-eat pie buffet and karaoke from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, in the club room at John Wayne Marina, 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road. (This event was rescheduled.)

Admission is $20 per person and includes a ticket for a raffle featuring a nautical-themed quilted hanging by long-arm quilting expert Dory Miller.

County seeking board members

The Clallam County Disability Board (CCDB) is accepting applications for three open positions on the board: at-large (applicant must reside within Clallam County); an active or retired law enforcement officer/member from a jurisdiction subject to the jurisdiction of the board (Clallam County, or city of Sequim Port Angeles or Forks), and firefighter (Clallam County, City of Forks, Port Angeles or Sequim).

The term of the appointments are two years and meetings are held quarterly at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.Board duties include review of medical claims and requests for disability leave and retirement by LEOFF 1 members (law enforcement officers and firefighters who entered service before Oct. 1, 1977).

Get an application at the Clallam County Human Resources Department in the basement of the county courthouse , or get one by emailing to by 4:30 p.m. on May 3.

For more information, call 360-417-2402.

Guild seeks thrift shop donations

The Sequim Hospital Guild Thrift Shop at 204 W. Bell St. accepts donations from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday and when the shop is open for business. Guild members can also pick up donations; email them for assistance at

The guild is also accepting volunteers; inquire in the shop.

Diabetes support group to meet

The May meeting of the Sequim Diabetes Support group is set for 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St. The guest speaker for May will be Judy Tordini, a registered nurse, whose topic is “Heart Health: Keep the Beat Going!”

This event is open to the public and free. Any donations are given to the Shipley Center for the use of the space.

Resource to help serve in community

Whether an individual looking for opportunities to volunteer or organization seeking volunteer help, local residents can use the to connect with those groups.

Organizations can place a free ad that describes an organization or project and the volunteer assistance needed. Several local organizations are already utilizing this service in the area, including the Clallam County Fair. See for more information.

City sets Arbor Day celebration

Community members are invited to join the City of Sequim in celebrating Arbor Day at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at Carrie Blake Community Park, where city representatives will be planting five fir trees around the Water Reuse Site Pond and additional fir trees along Bell Creek.

Attendees are asked to use the park entrance at 500 N. Blake Ave.

The celebration recognizes Sequim’s designation as a “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation.

For more information, call the City of Sequim Public Works Department at 360-683-5062.

Learn about reducing prescription costs

To address the growing concern over the affordability of prescription medications, Mary Laiti — an affiliate agent of David Allen Capita — will speak about “DAC Flat Fee RX: Reducing the Cost of Prescriptions” at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 29, at The Lodge at Sherwood Village, 660 W. Evergreen Farm Way. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

Laiti will be presenting on behalf of My Free Pharmacy, the nation’s first free pharmacy initiative seeking to providing access to more than 800 medications at no cost beyond a membership fee. Limited seating available. To RSVP, call 360-681-3100 by 11 a.m. on April 29.

Laughter yoga at Sequim park

A “Laughter Yoga Session” is set for 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 28, at the Sequim Center of Spiritual Living at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St. The session is free to participate.

Photo courtesy of Sequim Center of Spiritual Living / The Sequim Center of Spiritual Living hosts a “Laughter Yoga Session” on April 28 at Pioneer Memorial Park. Pictured are Bill Cohill and Olga Alexander.

Photo courtesy of Sequim Center of Spiritual Living / The Sequim Center of Spiritual Living hosts a “Laughter Yoga Session” on April 28 at Pioneer Memorial Park. Pictured are Bill Cohill and Olga Alexander.

Laughter yoga is described as “nothing more than laughter exercises and deep breathing.” Organizers note that when participants do simulated laughter in groups “it leads to real genuine laughter, because laughter is contagious.” The session is slated for 30-40 minutes.

For more information, contact Bill Cohill at

JeffCo plant sale set

The Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation is partnering with the Food Bank Growers for a spring plant sale, set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, in the multipurpose room at Chimacum High School, 91 West Valley Road.

It’s the first time the two nonprofit organizations have joined forces for a plant sale.

All plants have been propagated by experienced Master Gardeners and Food Bank Growers on a volunteer basis.