Community news briefs — Jan. 1, 2020

Expanded hours for Clallam Mosaic’s monthly dance

It will be a New Year’s celebration at Clallam Mosaic’s monthly dance on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.

The dance, hosted by a local nonprofit empowering people with special needs, is from noon-3 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church at 510 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles.

Door charge for the dance is $10; accompanying caregivers attend for free, though donations are accepted to defray the costs.

A light meal features meatball stroganoff with buttered noodles, rolls, cole slaw, fruit salad and sugar-free cookies. Coffee, tea and water will be available. The meal is sponsored by the support of the Eagles Auxiliary of Aerie No. 483.

There will be no dance in February, encouraging participants to attend the Clallam Night to Shine prom on the evening of Feb. 7. For more about Clallam Night to Shine, visit

For more about Clallam Mosaic, visit www.clallam

PUD sets special meeting to hear audit results

A special meeting of Clallam County Public Utility District’s Board of Commissioners is set for noon on Monday, Jan. 13, in the Lake Crescent Boardroom at the district’s main office, 104 Hooker Road, Carlsborg.

The meeting is an exit interview with the State Auditor’s Office to hear preliminary results of their audit of district for the fiscal year 2018. A quorum of commissioners may be present and the meeting is open to the public.

City’s drive-thru utility bill pay box damaged

The drive through bill pay box located on the east side of the public parking lot on Sequim Avenue behind the public restrooms was damaged over the weekend of Dec. 21-22. Until further notice, customers are asked to use the utility bill pay box outside the main doors on the south side of the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St. Citizens may also pay bills on the first floor of the civic center at the finance/utility billing counter.

Only City of Sequim water and sewer payments should be deposited in the utility bill pay boxes.

For more information, call the City Finance Office at 360-683-4139.

Garden club hosts guest speaker

Dona Brock, President of the Sequim Botanical Garden, is the featured speaker at the Sequim Prairie Garden Club meeting set for 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, in the clubhouse at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St.

She will present an introduction to the Sequim Botanical Garden at Carrie Blake Community Park, including the progression of its development. She will weave together the vision and plans of the City of Sequim with the help of volunteers on how the garden will be completed over time.

Marine wiring, diesel engine workshops in PT

Washington Sea Grant, The Port of Port Townsend and WSU Jefferson County Extension are co-sponsoring two workshops in Seattle that will cover essential skills for commercial fishermen and recreational boaters: marine wiring and diesel engine troubleshooting.

The Marine Wiring workshop, set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, is for boat owners who want to upgrade their vessels’ electrical systems. The Diesel Engine Troubleshooting workshop, set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, covers troubleshooting and the maintenance of various systems within marine diesel engines, including fuel, lubrication, electrical, cooling and exhaust.

Both are at the Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend. Cost is $80 for one workshop or $120 for both. To register, contact Sarah Fisken at 206-543-1225 or sfisken@u.

Senior menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at noon at Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2741 Towne Road, on Tuesdays and Fridays. Suggested donation is $5 (60 and over), $8 guest and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed. RSVP (at least 24 hours in advance) to 360-565-5038. Menus are subject to change. Whole wheat bread and milk or milk alternative are offered daily.

Friday, Jan. 3: Salad bar and fruit, salmon burger, whole wheat bun, tomato and lettuce, dessert

Tuesday, Jan. 7: Salad bar and fruit, chicken rice casserole, roll and butter, dessert

Friday, Jan. 10: Salad bar and fruit, pork verde stew, roll and butter, dessert.

Museum & Arts Center sets closure

The Museum & Arts Center will be closed until Jan. 14 while a new exhibit is being built inside the facility.

Museum director Judi Stipe said that the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe is funding the construction of a new “longhouse” style display similar to the one in the old MAC building, but with significantly more square footage for the exhibit than they used to have.

“This exhibit will be about the past, present and future of the tribe,” Stipe said. “They’ve been so important to this area, we wanted to make sure they had the space they deserved for this display.”

The space will include log frame construction, which is being hand cut and fitted by the construction crew on-site. The MAC will re-open on Jan. 14, with a formal grand opening for the exhibit coming in February.

For more information, contact the Museum & Arts Center by emailing them at or visit