Community news briefs — June 19, 2024

Learn about origins of marine sailing

Hear about “The Origins of Marine Sailing” from archaeologist Dr. Gary Wessen at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road, Port Angeles.

Wessen will review background issues, consider both direct and indirect evidence for early sailing on the ocean, and offer some speculation regarding what early sailing could mean for the prehistory of Washington state.

The events free and open to the public.

Get prepared for emergencies

Community members are encouraged to attend a presentation to learn about how Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and Clallam Ready work together to prepare for emergencies from 1:30-6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at the Sunland Golf Club ballroom, 109 Hilltop Dr.

Take a tour of a Conex box filled with emergency supplies, search-and-rescue equipment and a radio base.

Grange’s ice cream social, car show set

The Sequim Prairie Grange is having its first Ice Cream Social and Car Show of the year, scheduled for 1-3 p.m. Sunday June 23, at 290 Macleay Road

Attendees can choose between a banana split or a sundae with all the toppings for $7, with part of the proceeds going to Olympic Peninsula Academy. Inside the grange building, volunteers will be scooping ice cream desserts and outside the grounds will be filled with classic cars and trucks.

For more information, call Dave at 360-797-4777.

Pavement rehab begins June 24

Lakeside Industries, PR Systems, and Stripe Rite will rehabilitate selected sections of North Sequim Avenue for the City of Sequim starting June 24 and take three-four weeks, depending on weather. Work will take place from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Monday-Friday on North Sequim Avenue from Washington Street to approximately 250 feet south of West Deytona Street.

Residents can expect delays, localized closures, construction noise, and detours during work hours. Resident access will be provided, but residents are encouraged to heed flaggers, cones, and construction signage and to be cognizant of large construction equipment and trucks and their backup alarms.

This project is funded by a Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) and City Transportation Benefit District (TBD) funds.

Bunco fundraiser set for Friday

Celebrate summer with Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Summer BUNCO Party, slated for noon-3 p.m. on Friday, June 21, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Win prizes playing Bunco, enjoy the sandwiches, salads and desserts made by guild members, and bid on 17 summer-inspired choices at the silent auction.

Admission is $15 at the door, with all proceeds going to Seattle Children’s Hospital for uncompensated care and research. For more information, call Raini Cacy at 360-461-1818 or email to

Diabetes support group to meet

The Olympic Medical Center Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, in the Seasons Café private dining room at Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles.

This month’s meeting features a presentation from Michelle McCullough, an Olympic Medical Physicians Wound Care Clinic nurse practitioner. For more information or to sign up, visit or call 360-417-7125.

‘Tea to Die For’ set for June 26

Death Café’s “Tea to Die For,” sponsored by Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, is set for 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, in the VHOCC conference room at 829 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles.

Tea, coffee and snacks will be served. The groups are free and open to all and do not require prior registration.

Conversations are held every second Monday in Sequim and every fourth Wednesday in Port Angeles. They are meant to foster relaxed and informal discussions surrounding death and dying and open to anyone curious about end of life.

For more information, call VHOCC at 360-452-1511 or visit or its Facebook page.

L.O.D.G.E. lecture to spotlight dementia

Learn more about dementia care at the next L.O.D.G.E. Lectures event set for 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, at 660 W. Evergreen Farm Way. Guest speaker Brittanie Buchanan leads the session, a comprehensive training program focused on dementia care.

Buchanan brings her expertise as a SHARE Counselor within the Dementia Outreach Program at the Olympic Area Agency on Aging. The training program is designed to inform community members about dementia, including its types, communication techniques, and ways to foster a dementia-friendly environment. Attendees will learn the five key messages of Dementia Friends and how to take action within their communities to support those living with dementia.

To attend this free event, RSVP to 360-681-3100.

County seeks help for Heritage board

The Heritage Advisory Board, whose members advise the Clallam County commissioners on various matters related to the preservation of the cultural heritage of the county.

There are openings for representatives of District I, two from District II, and District III. Applications must be received by close of business Friday, June 28.

Interested citizens are invited to call the Clallam County commissioners’ Office at 360-417-2233, visit their office in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Room 150, Port Angeles. Or, obtain the application online at

Current members with expiring terms are asked to provide a written statement by mail (to 223 E. Fourth St., Room 150, Port Angeles 98362), or email to