Community news briefs — Feb. 5, 2020

Legislators town hall set for Thursday

Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim), Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Port Townsend) and Rep. Mike Chapman (D-Port Angeles) will host a telephone town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6.

Constituents of the 24th Legislative District may ask questions and hear live answers from their legislators during the hour-long town hall.

Shortly before 6 p.m., a random cross-section of district constituents will be telephoned and invited to participate in the town hall; constituents who wish to participate can simply stay on the line.

Constituents who do not receive a call but would like to participate can dial in by calling 877-229-8493 toll-free and using the ID code 116281.

“We’ve found these sessions very helpful,” Van De Wege said. “Participants have told us they really enjoy them, and Steve and Mike and I always come away with great feedback from the thoughtful folks in our communities.”

‘Journey through the Falkland Islands’

The Sequim Bay Yacht Club hosts “Journey through the Falkland Islands,” a presentation from voyagers John and Mary Wegmann, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the John Wayne Marina, 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road.

Learn about the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island from the Wegmanns, who returned from a trip aboard the Lindblad/National Geographic ship Explorer, and will share their photographic expedition and stories.

For more information, contact Anna Richmond at or 360-810-0374.

Friends group sets book sale for Saturday

The Friends of Sequim Library group hosts its monthly book sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

This month’s sale features sheet music for guitar, piano, strings and voice in the classical, rock, jazz and Broadway show genres. Also available are beginner instruction books for piano. In fiction, there is a 33-volume collection of westerns by William Johnstone. In the craft area, there are 18 unused, intricate design coloring books for adults. There is also a large variety of wedding planning books as well as a collection of the works of local author Robert (Bob) Redding.

Proceeds from the sale benefit children’s and adult programs at the Sequim Library.

Singing valentines

The local quartet No Batteries Required (and friends) offer singing Valentines for Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14). The group offers in-person and over-the-phone performances. Call 360-683-3624 for cost and more details.

Injury support group sets meeting

The Sequim Brain Injury Support Group meets the second Monday of each month. The next meeting is set for 10 a.m.-noon on Feb. 10 in the community room at KSQM-FM 91.5 Radio, 609 W. Washington St. Suite 17. Information about the upcoming Washington State 2020 Brain Injury Conference will be provided. There is no fee to attend the local meeting.

For more information, call Albert at 360-460-5202 and leave a message.

Valentine’s crafts for all ages

The North Olympic Library System hosts “Valentine’s Crafts for All Ages” from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Spread the love with Valentine’s Day-themed letters, cards, crafts and snacks.

Valentines may be gifted, kept or left with library staff who will deliver them to residents at local memory care facilities.

This family friendly program is open to participants of all ages.

For more information about this and other upcoming library events, visit, email to or call 360-683-1161.

Valentine’s party at Shipley Center

The Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., hosts a Valentine’s Day Part at 1 p.m on Friday, Feb. 14. The event features refreshments, games, prizes, music and more. Cost is $3 for members, $5 for non-members. Call 360-683-6806 for more information.

Support for dealing with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings are held 1-2:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month in room 401 at Sequim Bible Church, 847 Sequim Ave.

For information, call Carolyn Lindley at 360-683-5294 or a 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900.

Focus On Series spotlights wildflowers

Presented by the Dungeness River Audubon Center, the Focus On Series explores the world of wildflowers, from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

The series dives deep in the lives of different animals and plants.

For more information, call 360-681-4076 or email to

Elwha Bridge construction delays

Travelers using the US Highway 101 Elwha River Bridge next week are encouraged to plan ahead.

From 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, there will be one-way alternating traffic across the bridge. The alternating traffic will allow crews to conduct a scheduled bridge inspection. The inspection could be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

For more information, including how to receive WSDOT alerts about this bridge, see

County seeks help with courthouse visitors

Clallam County is seeking volunteers to staff a Courthouse Information Station that assists community members in navigating the courthouse (223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles) and services they seek.

The volunteer station will be open during the peak hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Interested citizens are invited to contact the Clallam County Commissioners’ Office at 360-417-2256 or email to