Soroptimists look to support local females
Soroptimist International of Sequim is awarding a cash award of $1,500 to a female enrolled in a non-degree program leading to a certificate or license. An applicant must be enrolled in a vocational or technical school/program or two-year community college. This award can be used for tuition, supplies or other related school expenses. Applications can be found at www.sisequim.org and click on “What We Do.” Deadline for applications is August 15. With additional questions, call Deborah Carlson at 360-683-3219.
Hospital Guild Thrift Shop opens Saturday
The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift shop at 204 W. Bell St. is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. Featured items this weekend include art work, resort clothing including summer sandals, unique handbags and designer jewelry, kitchenware and small appliances. Volunteers say all white tagged items will be marked half price. Volunteers and new consignors always needed. Call 683-7044 for more information.
Port cancels July meeting
The Port of Port Angeles commission meeting for Tuesday, July 23 has been cancelled. Their next meeting is set for 11 a.m., Monday, July 29, in a joint session with Clallam County commissioners in the port office at 338 W. First St., Port Angeles. For more information, call 360-457-8527 or visit www.portofpa.com.
Sequim Mayor hosts coffee July 25
As tradition continues, Sequim Mayor Dennis Smith hosts Coffee with the Mayor at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25 at the Black Bear Diner, 1471 E. Washington St. He will be joined by Barbara Hanna, the city’s communications and marketing director.
The Mayor meets each month to listen to anyone who wants to chat, ask questions, express a concern, or make a comment about the City of Sequim or the community.
For more information, contact Dennis Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free dinner set at Trinity United
A free community dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. The meal includes oven-baked barbecue chicken, baked beans, vegetables, coleslaw, 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. the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner, or by email to email@example.com. The church presents the dinners on the last Thursday of each month.
Get legal advice
A free legal aid clinic is set for noon-2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Masonic Temple, 622 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles. Legal aid clinics are geared to help those who are financially unable to otherwise access an attorney but are open to all those who show up. Attorney volunteers will be available to answer legal questions, direct people to local services that might be able to assist them and to explain the legal process to them. Only civil cases are considered. See www.cjcpbl.org.
Talk set for ‘House of Broken Angels’
Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., hosts the Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 to talk The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea.
In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother dies, leading to a farewell doubleheader in a single weekend.
Copies are available in various formats including regular print, large print, audiobook, and downloadable eBook, which may be requested online by visiting the library catalog at www.nols.org. A limited number of copies of each book discussion selection are available at the Library the month prior to each meeting. To view a complete list of 2019 Book Discussion Group selections, visit www.nols.org/book-discussion-groups.
To participate, simply read the book and attend the discussion; no reservations are needed, and drop-ins are always welcome. This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Sequim Library.
ONF sets bridge tests, closures
A number of bridge closures are scheduled throughout Olympic National Forest as forest officials complete road bridge inspections. An Under Bridge Inspection Truck will be used to examine selected bridges. Bridges will be opened about every 60 minutes during the inspection to allow for traffic flow.
Among others, the Dungeness Forks Bridge is scheduled for a 90-minute closure on Thursday, July 25.
Other national forest bridge closures include: Humptulips Gorge Bridge (July 18); Skokomish Gorge Bridge (July 19); Church Creek Bridge and South Fork Skokomish Bridge (July 20); Lower Canyon Bridge and Ring Creek Bridge (July 22); West Fork Humptulips Bridge and Rampage and Tea Creek Bridges (July 23); South Fork Calawah Bridge, Sitkum Gorge Bridge and Soleduck River Bridge (July 24) and Dosewallips Bridge (July 25).
Elkins authors in spotlight
The next Fourth Friday Readings hosts special guests, authors Aaron Elkins and Charlotte Elkins, starting at 6:15 p.m. Friday, July 26, in the media room at The Lodge, 660 Evergreen Farm Way. The authors will offer insights about their writing during a question-and-answer period. Following the presentation are 5-minute open mic readings. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, as event organizers expect a large turnout.
For the open mic, bring poems, short-short stories or memoir/novel snippets. Rehearse in advance, as readings are timed.
Guidelines are available by emailing to Heidi@olypen com.
Stand Down set for July 29
The Voices for Veterans Stand Down 2019 event is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, July 29, at the Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St., Port Townsend. The event is open to all veterans, including homeless veterans, veterans in need and immediate dependent family members.
A one-day operation offered three times a year on the peninsula (also in May, October) by a non-profit organization founded by veterans for veterans, the Stand Down is designed to provide over 20 different organizations with veteran benefits all located in one place.
Services include: hot meals (breakfast and lunch) medical/dental screening, screening for colon and breast cancer, housing information, employment and education, counseling, legal aid, haircuts, food, pet supplies, new clothing and more.
Free transportation is provided by Jefferson Transit.
Toastmasters share ‘speaker hacks’
The public is invited to a special presentation on Speaker Hacks at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at KSQM Radio Station’s meeting room, 609 W. Washington, Suite 17, off the JCPenney’s parking lot in Sequim.
Organizers say “hacks” are tricks and techniques to help everyone be more effective.
Four experienced Toastmasters will present some of their secrets to public speaking effectiveness, including “Invisible Notes” by Kyle Hall, “Pump It Up or Dial It Back” by Joanna Tavera, “The SHRIMP Speaker Evaluation Method” by Jeffrey Hartman, and “Practice Like a Pro” by Lindy MacLaine.
Seating is limited, so please let us know you are coming by grabbing your free ticket at https://SpeakerHacks.eventbrite.com.
Skwim Toastmasters is part of Toastmasters International and meets every Tuesday ay 7 p.m. in The Gathering Place in Sunland, 135 Fairway Drive in Sequim. For more information, visit http://907529.toastmastersclubs.org and https://www.facebook.com/SequimToastmasters/.
City reschedules rained out music event
The Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” concert set for July 2 has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the James Center for Performing Arts in Carrie Blake Community Park.
The show featuring swing and jazz was rained out.
For more information on the Music in the Park series, contact Arts Coordinator Cyndi Hueth, at 360-582-2477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.