Community news briefs — April 28, 2021

  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021 1:30am
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Guild’ thrift shop to open in early May

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop at 204 W. Bell St. will be opening for the first time this year. The thrift shop will be accepting donations of clean, saleable household items (no clothing) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, May 3, and Tuesday, May 4.

A three-day shop sale will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, May 13-Saturday, May 15. The shop is stocked full of jewelry, kitchenware, home decor items, linens and clothing.

Masking and social distancing will be required.

Sequim Understory surveys available

Surveys are now available for public input on the Sequim Understory, the development of Centennial Place at the corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street. The survey is available on-line at

Paper copies will be mailed to Sequim city residents with the May utility bill newsletter and can be mailed back to the Sequim Civic Center (Attention: Sequim Understory, 152 W. Cedar St., Sequim, WA 98382), or dropped off between the double doors of the civic center on the south side of the building.

The deadline to return the survey is Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Marina Shipova has been selected as project’s artist fellow; she will engage with the public and develop a photographic story of local interest, city representatives said.

Kiwanis club selling water filters for fundraiser

The Kiwanis Club of Sequim-Dungeness is selling the Emergency-H2O Water Filter Roll-up as a fundraiser and to help the club’s communities be better prepared for disaster.

Club members will be selling the filters from 2- 6 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Mariner Café, 609 W. Washington St., Sequim. Cost is $50 each (not tax); pay with cash or check.

These filter systems filter up to 10 gallons per hour and are good for 3,000 gallons when properly maintained, club members say.

For more information, call Ted Lund at 360-477-4742.

NOLS branches closed on April 29

All libraries in the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will be closed Thursday, April 29, to allow staff to attend an in-service training day.

NOLS locations will reopen on Friday, April 30, for regular curbside and in-library services.

Wi-Fi is available 24/7 in all NOLS branch parking lots.

In-library service is available at Sequim, Port Angeles and Forks branches from 2-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Curbside service hours in Sequim are 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 1-4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Visit, call 360-417-8500 or email to for more information.

Genealogy group sets class to help people find ancestors

The County Genealogy Society hosts an “I know Nothing About Genealogy” class for those who wish to learn how to find ancestors and some of the pitfalls one may encounter while doing so, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 30, at the Research Center, 403 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles.

The class will examine the “why, who, when, where and how” of the research involved when people begin researching their family.

The facility will allow for some social distancing but space may be limited. To reserve a place, call 360-417-5000 between 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday.

Ice cream social slated for May 2 at grange

The Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, hosts a drive-by ice cream social from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, May 2. Cost is $7 and includes live entertainment in the outdoor kitchen with the Buck Ellard Band.

Dessert is a choice of banana split or sundae with vanilla ice cream, topped with choice of strawberries, pineapple, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, nuts, whipped topping and a cherry on top.

Attendees are asked to pay with exact cash or check so organizers do not handle money. Make checks out to “SPG.” After getting their ice cream, attendees are welcome to drive to the outdoor kitchen to enjoy the music and dessert from their vehicles.

The next grange ice cream social is June 6.

PA Friends of Library has Sequim space

Treasure Chests & Auctions, 680 W. Washington St. Ste. B-101, is helping The Port Angeles Friends of the Library (PAFOL) by donating space to sell the organization’s books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and other items.

In addition to selling items Treasure Chests & Auctions is hosting monthly book auctions. The shop can be reached at 360-565-6917 for more information and auction dates.

In March 2020, the COVID pandemic forced closure of their bookstore in the Port Angeles Library entry. Since that time several major donations have been picked up, including 1,200 books from an estate. Books are also being sold online and stored in storage sheds.

The PAFOL bookstore generated more than $21,000 in 2019 but only $6,000 following the shutdown.

The group also offers annual memberships and accepts donations. See friendsof or

Sinclair Place sets Memorial Day event

Sinclair Place Assisted Living Community, 680 W. Prairie St, in Sequim, will host a special event for veterans at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 29.

The Quilts of Valor group will present quilts to Sinclair Place’s veterans and to celebrate the facility’s new Wall of Honor — a display honoring residents with a biography and flag display along with America’s White Table.

In addition, Carlsborg VFW Post 6787 will be on hand blessing Sinclair Place’s new American flag. Special guest Betsy Reed Schultz of Captain Joseph House will be on hand.

COVID outside screening begins at 1 p.m.

Event sponsored by Assured Hospice, Wave Broadband and Sinclair Place; friends and family are invited.

RSVP by calling Victorya Rivera at 360-461-7415.

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