Community members enjoy a classic car show in Sequim on Aug. 19, “Sequim Prairie Nights.” Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Community News Briefs — Aug. 23, 2017

CCHS plans annual garage sale

The Clallam County Historical Society’s annual garage sale is just around the corner. It is held at the old Lincoln School site at the corner of Eighth and C streets, Port Angeles. The members-only preview sale is from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24. You can become a member of the society that afternoon (or before) and take advantage of early shopping. Membership rates are from $25-$35. Regular sale days are from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 25-26. Half-price day is Friday, Sept. 1, and “Buck-a-Bag Day” is Saturday, Sept. 2. Hours for the second weekend are 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 360-452-2662 or email to

Linderoth speaks about land conservation

Park View Villas, 1430 Park View Lane, Port Angeles, continues with “Park View Villas Presents” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, with Alana Linderoth, Community Engagement Specialist with the North Olympic Land Trust, giving the presentation. She will discuss current local land conservation efforts, including the 3 Crabs and Lyre River projects, how the Land Trust works and how what it does shapes future wild spaces and farmland for generations to come. Call Beth at 360-452-7222 for more information.

Sale benefits Pioneer Memorial Park

The Sequim Prairie Garden Club is sponsoring a fundraiser backyard sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at 211 Robbins Road, Sequim, off Old Olympic Highway. Plants, an antique six-drawer solid oak chest, tools, kitchen items, furniture, garden art and much more will be available. Proceeds from the sale will be used for the upkeep of the grounds and plants at the four-acre Pioneer Memorial Park in Sequim.

Learn about dahlias from an expert

The Sequim Botanical Garden Society invites you to work alongside its members at the Sequim Botanical Garden in Carrie Blake Community Park near the bandshell, east of Sequim for a “Work to Learn” Party at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Dahlia expert Lee Bowen will be featured. Bring your gardening gloves, your tools, sunscreen and hats. For more information, contact Jean Pier at or 360-681-2308 and follow the society on Facebook at or visit

Adelines host musical ice cream social

The Grand Olympic Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will present “We All Sing For Ice Cream” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. The social will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim. There also will be a silent auction offering art, jewelry, gift baskets, rounds of golf, wine, gift cards and more. Proceeds will be used for scholarships for local students and to provide funds for the chorus to continue to provide musical entertainment for local events, including performing for area veterans, local care facilities and Christmas caroling around town. Tickets are $15 and available by calling Maggie at 760-217-3113 or Beth at 360-775-1415.

Free stickfighting class available for veterans

Each Saturday in September, join instructor Kathrin J. Sumpter of Sequim Martial Arts/Sequim Doces Pares for a free, one-hour eskrima stickfighting clinic exclusively for veterans. Clinics are 10-11 a.m. each Saturday in September. No stickfighting or martial arts experience is necessary. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Learn the foundational basics of this Filipino art from Sumpter, a fourth-grade black belt. Sign up by calling 683-4799. Space is limited. A minimum of four students are required to host this class.

Strait Turners to meet

The next meeting of the Strait Turners woodturners group will be from 9:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, Sequim. Ralph Lindberg’s topic will be “Finish Follows Function.” The club welcomes turners of all levels. Visit its website at For more information, contact Ernie at 360-683-2560.

Sierra Club sets Sequim presentation for Aug. 29

The Sierra Club North Olympic Group hosts two conservation leaders for a presentation from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St. Speakers include Kurt Beardslee, executive director of the Wild Fish Conservancy, and Chris Wilke, executive director of the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance. The presentation is entitled, “Stop Atlantic salmon net pens infecting the Strait.”

Top state Democrat to speak in Port Angeles

Clallam County Democrats host a conversation with Tina Podlodowski, chairman of the Washington State Democratic Party, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Landing Mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Room 205, Port Angeles. This event is free for members of the Clallam County Democratic Party; $5 for non-members. Podlodowski will give a “state of the Washington State Democratic Party” address and engaging in an open dialogue with Clallam County Democratic Party members and interested parties. This event is open to anyone who wants to be a part of building a new Democratic majority in Washington.

OPEN hosts tour

The Olympic Peninsula Equine Network or OPEN will host a free farm tour at 251 Roupe Road, Sequim, from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, with the Clallam Conservation District.

Learn how to construct year-round paddocks to keep you and your horses out of the mud this winter. Farrier Joe Marceau will share tips for maintaining good hoof health.

Space is limited, call the Conservation District to register at 360-775-3746.

Free dinner slated at Trinity United

A free community dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

The meal includes baked ham, baked beans, vegetables, green salad, dessert and beverages.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling the church at 360-683-5367 between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner, or by email to

The church presents the dinners on the last Thursday of each month.

Senior menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4:30 p.m. at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., on Tuesdays-Fridays.

Suggested donation is $5 (60 and over), $8 guest and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed.

RSVP to 683-8491. Menus are subject to change.

Thursday, Aug 24: Broccoli slaw, pork loin, rice pilaf, butternut squash, apple crisp

Friday, Aug. 25: Vegetable soup, shrimp salad, grapes, strawberry shortcake

Tuesday, Aug. 29: Cheeseburger w/fixings, steak fries, watermelon, choice chip cookies

Wednesday, Aug. 30: Tossed salad, turkey chow mein, steamed rice, stir-fried vegetables, ice cream sundae.

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