Community News Briefs — Aug. 26, 2020

Coffee With Mayor at KSQM on Thursday

Coffee With Mayor at KSQM on Thursday

The City of Sequim is partnering with KSQM FM radio to host a live call-in session of Coffee with the Mayor at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27.

Residents are encouraged to tune into 91.5 FM or visit, where Mayor William Armacost will be joined by city engineer Matt Klontz to answer questions or receive comments.

Listeners may call 360-681-0000 during the show to ask questions live or they can submit questions in advance to Assistant City Manager Charisse Deschenes by email at, or by traditional mail to: Assistant City Manager Charisse Deschenes, 152 West Cedar Street, Sequim WA 98382.

Coffee with the Mayor is an opportunity for residents to meet with the mayor to chat, ask questions, express a concern or make a comment about the city or the community.

City to close park entrance on Wednesdays

The south entrance to Carrie Community Blake Park — near the skate park and pickleball courts — as well as the parking at the Guy Cole Event Center, 202 N. Blake Ave., will be closed from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning today, Aug. 26.

The closure is set to allow space for the COVID-19 Food Care Package distribution program, which will continue each Wednesday at least through the end of September, city officials said last week.

Visitors will have access to the park through the north entrance on North Blake Avenue by the Water Reuse Site. Parking is available at the Blake Avenue entrance and next to the Albert Haller Playfields. All currently available park amenities will be open to the public, city representatives said.

For more information, contact Parks and Arts Manager Jason Loihle at 360-582-2458 or

Veterans ‘to go’ brown bag lunch scheduled

Assured Hospice of Clallam and Jefferson Counties hosts a “to go” brown bag lunch for Vietnam veterans from noon-1:30 p.m., Aug. 26, at the NW Veterans Resource Center, 216 S. Francis St., Port Angeles.

The event is “drive through”; participants are asked to bring their VA identification. Donations are being accepted to benefit the Assured Home Health & Hospice Foundation.

For more information, call 360-582-3796.

Virtual Garden Show set for Sept. 13-27

Soroptimist International of Sequim announces their Virtual Garden Show for Sept. 13-27.

The two weeks of educational, community education and fundraising events features horticulturist Andrew May and an online auction.

The event seeks to educate, entertain, and raise support for the scholarship and awards program, Soroptimists say.

For more information, go to and click on “Facebook.”

PC sets retaining, financial aid workshop

Peninsula College is offering a Worker Retraining and Financial Aid Information Session online, starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31. Attendees will learn about college funding options, how to apply for aid, scholarships and more. Questions are encouraged at the interactive session.

The event is free and open to the public. To register for the session, visit A Zoom meeting link will be sent upon registration.

For more information, contact PC’s Recruitment Department at