Community News Briefs — Aug. 14, 2019

Jumble sale to help children

The first Project Linus Jumble Sale is set for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at 33 Valley Center Place, Carlsborg. The sale is to raise funds for Project Linus, a group whose members make blankets for children in crisis and/or difficult situations. The sale features a large variety of gently used merchandise, including cameras, dolls, puzzles, DVDs and more.

Call 360-797-7417 or email to for more information.

Thrift shop open

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s thrift shop, 204 W. Bell St., is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17. Featured items include a vintage manual Remington typewriter, quilting supplies, a Go Baby fabric cutter and dyes, and a Simplicity rotary cutting machine. All white-tagged items will be half-price. Consignors and volunteers always needed.

For more information, call 360-683-7044.

PBH hosts event for remodeled youth center

Peninsula Behavioral Heath hosts “Lemonade and Lemon Drops,” an event to celebrate the transformation of a “lemon” into the new Youth Services Center, from 4:30-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 112A E. Eighth St., Port Angeles. The event is free and open to all ages.

Call 360-457-0431 or see

Concert to boost VHOCC

Creme Tangerine, a popular Beatles tribute band, plays at Olympic Cellars on Friday, Aug. 16, with proceeds benefitting Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County Doors open at 6 p.m., with music starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $13 (plus service fee) and are available at

Bridge to close for ‘Dine’ event

The historic bridge at Railroad Bridge Park will be closed from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, during the annual Dine on the Dungeness Event. See www.dungenessriver or call 360-681-4076 for more information.

Back to School fair set

The seventh-annual Back to School Fair is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St.

The event, free for Sequim families with children ages birth to 18 years to prepare for the 2019-20 school year, includes: backpacks; school supplies; books; food; child passenger checks; vision screenings; activities; school bus routes; free and reduced lunch information; healthcare; dental; hair trims; preschool & early learning, and more.

Sponsors include the Sequim School District, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, Sequim Community Helping Kids, Castell Insurance, First Federal, Kiwanis Club of Sequim-Dungeness, Parenting Matters, Molina Healthcare, Soroptimist, Sunrise Rotary, Clallam County Literacy Council and Walmart.

Classes for most Sequim schools begin Sept. 4.

Clothing give-away set

A free clothing give-away will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 815 W. Washington St. A large quantity of like-new and gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing will be available. All community members are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Special day celebrates the park system’s 103rd

In recognition of the National Park System’s 103rd birthday, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering free entrance to state parks on Sunday, Aug. 25. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle.

State Parks free days are in keeping with 2011 legislation that created the Discover Pass, which costs $30 annually or $10 for a one-day visit. The pass is required for vehicle access to state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources.

Remaining 2019 State Parks free days are Saturday, Sept. 28 (National Public Lands Day) and Monday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day).