Lavender blooms at the Sequim Botanical Garden Terrace Garden on the north end of Carrie Blake Community Park. Photo by Renne Emiko Brock

Lavender blooms at the Sequim Botanical Garden Terrace Garden on the north end of Carrie Blake Community Park. Photo by Renne Emiko Brock

Community news briefs — June 19, 2019

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019 1:30am
  • News

Learn about courts with ‘Courtroom 101’

The Clallam County prosecutor’s office offers “Courtroom 101: Demystifying the Courtroom,” a free introduction to how the court works, from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in the historic Old Courtroom in the county courthouse, 319 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles. The entrance will be through the front door and guides will direct attendees to the courtroom on the second floor.

Bunco party to ring in summer, raise funds

Celebrate the first day of summer with Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Summer Bunco Party, set for noon-3 p.m. Friday, June 21, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. 5th Ave.

Win prizes playing Bunco, enjoy a lunch made by guild members, and bid on 25 items at a silent auction.

Cost is $15 at the door (doors open at 11:30 a.m.).

All proceeds go to Seattle Children’s Hospital for uncompensated care and research.

For more information, contact Pam Herd at 360-683-3089 or

Ward Bridge under repair

A section of Woodcock Road will be closed for the summer as crews repair the Ward Bridge. Clallam County commissioners approved earlier this month a 106-day closure, set for June 27-Sept. 30.

During construction, Woodcock Road will be closed between milepost 2.27 and milepost 2.39.

Clallam County Engineer Tyler Ross told the commissioners that reader boards have been informing drivers of the project for the past month. He said he expects the road to be closed at least through mid-August.

‘Work to Learn’ party to spotlight lavender

Jack Webber leads a presentation and “Work to Learn” party at the Sequim Botanical Garden Society’s Terrace Garden starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the north end of Carrie Blake Community Park, near the band shell.

The presentation will simplify for the average home gardener the multitude of varieties of lavender through the filter of bloom size, degree of fragrance, time of blooms, history of varieties, suitability for Sequim, planting and growing differences and more.

Individuals don’t have to work to attend, but those who want to help are asked to bring gardening gloves, tools, sunscreen and hats.

For more information, contact Dona Brock at or 360-460-8865. Follow the society on Facebook at, or visit

Airport fly-in set

The Community Airport Appreciation Day and Fly-In is set for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Port Angeles William R. Fairchild International Airport in Port Angeles.

Co-hosted by the Port of Port Angeles and the Clallam County Pilots Association, the free event features corporate, military, general and RC model aircraft, plus food, music, helicopters and more.

Scenic tours are available (fees apply). Youths can get free airplane rides via the Young Eagle programfrom 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (ages 8-17). The Lions Club hosts a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m.

Petals and Pathways tour set for Saturday

The Master Gardeners of Clallam County are prepping Petals and Pathways, their upcoming annual self-guided tour of Sequim home gardens set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.

This year’s tour include five landscaped home gardens along with the Woodcock Demonstration Gardens. The gardens showcase a variety of native and ornamental plants in settings such as water features, wildlife habitats and refurbished landscapes. The Woodcock Demonstration Garden will have open classroom presentations from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. covering topics such as Mason bees, composting, culinary herbs and vegetable gardening.

Get tickets for $15 at Over the Fence, Sunny Farms, Nash’s, Peninsula Nursery, The Co-Op Farm and Garden, Airport Garden Center, Green House Nursery, Port Book and News, the WSU Extension Office and online at www.brown Tickets are $20 day of the tour.

Forum set for hospital board, charter review

The League of Women Voters of Clallam County present a free public forum from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, with candidates for Olympic Medical Center/Hospital District-2, Director District 1-Position 1, and candidates for Charter Review Commission-District 1. Attendees are asked to bring any questions for candidates and to learn more about the upcoming election.

OMC/Hospital District candidates who have confirmed attendance to date are Nate Adkisson, Ann Marie Henninger and Warren Pierce. Charter Review Commission candidates who have confirmed their attendance to date are Tony Corrado, Gary DeKorte, Alex Fane, Donald Hatler, David Lotzgesell, Candace Pratt, Judith Parker and Jim Stoffer.

See for more about the League of Women Voters.

Have coffee with the mayor

The City of Sequim Coffee with the Mayor program continues in June. City Attorney Kristina Nelson-Gross joins Mayor Dennis Smith at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, at the Black Bear Diner, 1471 E. Washington St. The mayor will be at a published location each month to listen to anyone who wants to chat, ask questions, express a concern or make a comment about the city or the community.

Contact Smith at dsmith@ with questions.

Free dinner set at Trinity United

A free community dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

The meal includes baked tilapia, confetti rice, vegetables, fruit 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. the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner, or by email to

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

Shellfish forum set in PT

The Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee hosts a Shellfish Aquaculture Educational Forum starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend.

The committee organized the forum to increase public understanding of shellfish aquaculture issues, management and impacts by providing a variety of perspectives and emphasizing science-based information. Presenters from the research community, regulatory agencies, environmental groups and shellfish growers will address a range of issues related to ecological, cultural and economic aspects of growing clams, oysters, mussels and geoducks.

Among the speakers are: Kurt Grinnell, council member for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe; Jodie Toft, Deputy Director of the Puget Sound Restoration Fund; Bobbi Hudson, Executive Director of the Pacific Shellfish Institute, and Rick Mraz of the Washington Department of Ecology.

The program is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, go to

Shipley Center to host BBQ

The Shipley Center’s Independence Day BBQ is set for Wednesday, July 3, at 921 E. Hammond St.

Tickets are $10 for members, $13 for non-members. The barbecue includes hamburgers and hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and milkshakes. Pie raffle tickets are $1. Call 360-683-6806 for more information.

Space available for nonprofits

The Port Angeles School District is seeking proposals from nonprofit community agencies to rent space at the Lincoln Center, 905 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles. Monthly cost will be $1 per square foot; fee includes custodial services and other costs associated to the space except for phone and internet connections.

Partners will be able to access common space (kitchen, professional development rooms, conference rooms, etc.) at no additional cost.

The district is opening the space for community-based agencies holding a similar vision of impacting the well-being and success of children and school families.

A Request for Community Partnership Proposal (RFCPP) must be completed and returned to Kira Acker, Director of Finance and Operation, by no later than 4 p.m. Monday, July 8. Download an RFCPP document at or get a paper copy at the Central Services Building, 216 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

For more information, call Acker at 360-565-3755.

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